Barakamon Review

There are slice-of-life shows like Spongebob Squarepants where episode order doesn't really matter most of the time. The opposite of that is a show like Young Justice - a show that features an ongoing storyline. Combining these two ideas, 'slice-of-life' and 'plot driven,' can be tricky. The rewards are high however, as this kind of... Continue Reading →

Yatterman Night Review

Who doesn't love a good tokusatsu? From Ultraman to Super Sentai, the genre remains a fixture in Japanese pop culture. It unfortunately isn't too popular in the United States. Outside of Power Rangers, tokusatsu is relatively unknown. There have been many shows throughout the years in Japan, one of which is Yatterman. The original anime... Continue Reading →

Guilty Crown Review

Guilty Crown is an original piece, not being based on any previous form of media. To summarize the rather convoluted plot: the story follows a high school student named Shu Ouma. He's taken from his normal life when he runs into a mysterious girl named Inori. From there things get interesting as the writing slowly... Continue Reading →

The Empire of the Corpses Review

The Empire of the Corpses saw release in Japan a year ago. Not too long after seeing a limited theatrical release in the United States, FUNimation released the Blu-ray. Empire is a truly interesting film. It a science fiction thriller with some horror elements. It finds a fine line between telling a realistic story while... Continue Reading →

TOKYO GHOUL Season One Review

Two of the shortest anime I've ever seen are Puelle Magica Madoka ¬†and Serial Experiments Lain. Ironically, those are also two of the best anime I've seen. They're only about 12 episodes each, but unlike shows with over a 100 episodes, there's no filler and no episodes to stretch for time. Each episode gets right... Continue Reading →

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