Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – A Near Perfect Adaptation

The Best Bee Train Show I’ve Seen

Maybe you haven’t heard of Bee Train as a studio, but they have less than a stellar reputation. You probably have heard of Gen Urobuchi, known for such series as Psycho-Pass and Madoka Magica. So what happens when these two get together to adapt one of Urobuchi’s early visual novels? Well, you get Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, a dramatic tale of two assassins filled to the brim with twists and turns. Continue reading “Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – A Near Perfect Adaptation”

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Island – Time Travel, Lolis, and Controversy, Oh My!

 

Troupe-y Trash or Something More?

Up for review today is Island an anime from the Summer 2018 lineup that had a roller coaster 12 episodes. This was a show that a lot of people dropped early in around the three episode mark as a result to there being, “too many” loli characters and a seemingly uninteresting plot. Were folks right about that or did this show have more to offer than it may have first appeared to? Continue reading “Island – Time Travel, Lolis, and Controversy, Oh My!”

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games 999 – Reviewing Them All Part 1

The Stuff Conspiracy is Made of

During the Steam Summer Sale I decided to pick up a few games while they were on the cheap. As per my friend’s recommendation along with one from Mother’s Basement, I decided that I would pick up ALL of the Zero Escape series. Today I’ll be looking at just the first game, 999, or Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. The game is a visual novel escape room hybrid that is embroiled in mystery and conspiracy. By the end you won’t be able to look at the number, “9” the same way again.  Continue reading “Zero Escape: The Nonary Games 999 – Reviewing Them All Part 1”

Doki Doki Literature Club – Why so Popular?

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

 

Recently I took the time to play Doki Doki Literature Club. I had been hearing mad hype about the game, even from people I know in real life who have zero interest in a dating sim/visual novel. After completing all routes of the game, I can’t help but feel a little let down. Still, the game is worth checking out and the developer obviously put a lot of love into this one so let’s dive in and take a closer look. Continue reading “Doki Doki Literature Club – Why so Popular?”

Planetarian – ONA’s Done Right

An Emotional Journey

This is how I would describe the 2016 ONA series Planetarian. Based on the Key visual novel of the same title, Planetarian tells the story of a lonely robot and a man who has all but given up on life. Spanning only five episodes, this short series packs an emotional punch in about your average film’s runtime. It may not be the strongest Key work to date, but it certainly leaves an impact. Continue reading “Planetarian – ONA’s Done Right”