The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Breathtaking Magic (Midpoint Impressions)

My Favorite Anime of the Fall 2017 Season

We have reached the final (official) entry in my journey to review every Fall 2017 anime. Today, I’ll be talking about The Ancient Magus’ Bride up to the mid-season finale. As with the other entries, you can view my initial thoughts on the series hereI’ve saved my personal favorite for last and am excited to discuss it so let’s waste no time! Continue reading “The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Breathtaking Magic (Midpoint Impressions)”

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Blood Blockade Battle Front & Beyond – Still Nothing New in the Big Apple

Kekkai Sensen is Back!

Season two of Blood Blockade Battle Front, or Kekkai Sensen, is something that I was super excited for back when season one finished up. It took awhile, but it did finally come! My initial thoughts on this season (which you can read here) were fairly mixed, but it did manage to pull together in the end. Here’s my take on BBB season two. Continue reading “Blood Blockade Battle Front & Beyond – Still Nothing New in the Big Apple”

A Sister’s All You Need – Not What You Think

It’s Good?

Riding the waves of Eromanga

Wait.

I did that intro already in my Fall 2017 anime impressions article which you should totally check out. Despite what things may first appear, what A Sister’s All You Need ends up being is a hodgepodge of romance, comedy, meta-narrative, drama… thing. I’ve heard a lot about how it is just baseless pandering and repetitive jokes with an overly sexual focus but coming from a guy who is pretty quickly turned off by stuff like that I actually found myself enjoying this. A lot. Continue reading “A Sister’s All You Need – Not What You Think”

King’s Game & The 7 Stages of Grief

Dearly Beloved…

For my initial thoughts, take a look at when I did my first impressions article for the Fall 2017 anime season.

I had high hopes for King’s Game but was ultimately let down. Watching this was akin to watching a death, so with that let us all morn together and walk through the seven stages of grief. May this anime rest its weary soul in peace, torn to shreds by the internet (I actually kind of low-key liked it though…). Continue reading “King’s Game & The 7 Stages of Grief”

Anime ABC’s – J is for Joker Game

I Spy a Good Show?

77523This 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”

Le Portrait de Petite Cossette – Beauty Effects us in Mysterious Ways

Definitely a Shinbou Work

Here we are at the conclusion of Obsucre Week and our October Review Fest. Today I’ll be looking at an interesting title:  Le Portait de Petite Cossette. This anime is a three episode OVA series that came out of studio Daume back in 2004. Haven’t heard of them? Think again, this is the studio behind some fan favorites like Yuru Yuri, and another great Halloween title, Shiki. Is this title a hidden gem, or something that was best left buried in the past? Let’s find out. Continue reading “Le Portrait de Petite Cossette – Beauty Effects us in Mysterious Ways”

Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne – The Times are Always Changing

Except for These Immortal Women

Likely the least obscure of the titles I’m taking a look at for Obscure Week during our October Review Fest, Rin:  Daughters of Mnemosyne is a 6 episode series that offers horror, mystery, sex, and violence. Each episode clocks in at about 45 minutes and explores the life of Rin and Mimi, two immortal women who’s lives go unchanged as the world changes around them. Well, that is until one fated encounter. Continue reading “Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne – The Times are Always Changing”

Pet Shop of Horrors – Selling Hopes & Dreams?

Not Your Ordinary Pet Shop

Pet Shop of Horrors is a four episode anime adaptation of the manga of the same title. Albeit a loose adaptation, but that was probably for the better. It aired back in 1999 and was animated by Madhouse. You know what they say, you can find anything in the back alleys of Chinatown, and Count D’s pet shop is no exception. You can find a rabbit that looks just like your recently deceased daughter, a beautiful mermaid, and so much more. Be warned, the contract must be followed exactly. After all, everything has a price. Continue reading “Pet Shop of Horrors – Selling Hopes & Dreams?”

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (Season 3) – The Perfect End?

Mixed Feelings

First impressions for Rei are not good. The first episode is a forced fanservice episode that doubles as a pool episode. It’s meant to be funny, and to some degree it is, but that’s not why you’re here. Rei is meant to tie up the few loose ends that Kai had in its conclusion. So does it deliver on that front? Let’s dive in and find out! Continue reading “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (Season 3) – The Perfect End?”

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (Season 2) – Some Much Deserved Answers

Fight for a Perfect World

If you haven’t read my review of season one, you should take a moment to do that. I’m going to assume you have some knowledge of season one in this review, so there will be some spoilers in this post. Kai is the follow up to Higurashi’s first season that delivers some much needed answers. Continue reading “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (Season 2) – Some Much Deserved Answers”