It’s no Secret that I Enjoyed This Film
Kimi no Na wa, or Your Name, is a film that I’ve talked about once before on Jon Spencer Reviews. I did a quick reaction/reflection on the film immediately after having seen it in theaters when it came stateside. Needless to say, I had a wonderful experience. That being said, I saw the film subbed then and my writing on the experience was hardly an in-depth piece on my opinion of the film. Today I’ll be talking in more detail about why I enjoyed Your Name so much and my thoughts on the dub this go around. Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – K is for Kimi no Na wa”
I Spy a Good Show?
This isn’t actually the first time I’ve talked about Joker Game on the site. I actually took a look way back in Spring 2016 when the show was actually airing. At the time, I was only partially through and was watching it in Japanese. You can read my thoughts on it from then here (I’ll be referring to some of my thoughts there so you may want to read it). This time I decided to watch the show dubbed via VRV to see if my thoughts changed.
With that, did Joker Game manage to be a good show in the end? Did the English voice acting improve its quality? Let’s find out! Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – J is for Joker Game”
Simple & Short
I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying, or Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakarani Ken as it’s known in Japanese, is a short anime that spans across two thirteen episode seasons. Each episode is about three minutes long so you can easily blow through this show in one or two sittings. They say good things come in small packages, so the same must apply to short-form anime… right? Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – I is for I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying”
More Like Grim-garbage
At least that’s what I would have said before giving it another shot. I really hated this show the first time around but this seems to be a community favorite so maybe I was just missing something. I decided to give it a second chance. So did my opinion improve or did this anime manage to win me over? Let’s dive into my look at the eighth community pick for the ABC review series, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar. Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – H is for Hai to Gensou no Grimgar”
AKA Lolis with Guns
Gunslinger Girl was introduced to me as “lolis with guns.” I was immediately interested by this description and knew that I would be watching this anime. Up until now, the opportunity hadn’t arisen. I had started it up with some friends awhile back, but we never got around to finishing it. Fortunately, Anime ABC’s is just the opportunity that I was looking for to finish this show. I’ll be taking a look at both seasons of the show and the OVA’s in this review, so let’s get started! Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – G is for Gunslinger Girl (S1 & 2 + OVA’s)”
Story Through Music
Flowers of Evil, or Aku no Hana, is another ABC show that had not seen prior it to it winning the vote. Through it’s 13 episodes run, I experienced the most bizarre coming of age story coupled with a self-acceptance story that I have seen to date. Most striking, however, was the music. You could almost get away with just watching the OP and ED of each episode (with a minor amount of context) and fully comprehend the narrative of this anime. Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – F is for Flowers of Evil”
Erased Has Excellent Direction & an Interesting Premise, but is That Enough?
After over a month of waiting I am finally getting to this review of Erased! This is the first Anime ABC’s show that I haven’t seen prior to it winning a vote. I was really excited to have a show win that I hadn’t seen yet. I had been wanting to watch Erased, or Boku dake ga Inai Machi it’s Japanese title, pretty much since it aired back in the Winter season of 2016, but just didn’t get around to it. This anime was pretty contentious so where exactly do I stand? Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – E is for Erased”
Comedy That Transcends Cultural Barriers
The Devil is a Part-Timer or Hataraku Maou-sama! is a rare type of comedy anime that manages to get Western humor right while still feeling Japanese. This is true of both the sub and the dub, but today I’m going to be just talking about the dub as that’s my general preference as most of you know by now. The Devil is a Part-Timer, or Devil as I’ll refer to it from now on, was one of the better shows to come out of the Spring season in 2013. Did the show leave me impressed by the end of its 13 episode run, or did it run out of steam for me?
Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – D is for The Devil is a Part-Timer”
All Hail Lelouch!
This review has been a long time coming, but I finally finished watching both seasons with my friends. This review will cover both seasons and is spoiler free. Code Geass is a 50 episode Sunrise anime split between 2 seasons. For several years the anime has been out of print but recently came back thanks to Funimation for a 10th anniversary re-release. I first watched Code Geass several years ago when I first got into anime, and I loved every second of it. Did my thoughts change, or is it just as awesome as I remember? Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – C is for Code Geass”
A Review About an Anime Featuring American Gangsters, Eccentric Robbers, & an Afternoon Train Ride
Baccano! is all of this and more. Animated by Brain’s Base, Baccano! is a 13 episode anime (16 if you count the OVA’s included on the DVD’s) sporting a highly stylized presentation, unconventional narrative, and highly dynamic and engaging characters; Baccano! is an anime that any fan of the medium can’t afford to miss out on. If you haven’t seen this one yet, then you are in for a real treat. Let me tell you why. Continue reading “Anime ABC’s – B is for Baccano!”