Category Anime Review

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

[ad_1] Director Ayumu Watanabe and Studio 4°C impressed the world with their lavish visual work on Children of the Sea, and Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko is another beautifully realized film from the team. Fortunately for those who might have found…

No More Heroes 1 & 2

[ad_1] The No More Heroes franchise is first and foremost a celebration of video games. It perfectly captures a certain branch of gamer culture in its dialogue, visual styles, and gameplay, making for a unique experience that absolutely should not…

SEVEN KNIGHTS REVOLUTION: Hero Successor

[ad_1] The latest in a line of largely forgettable mobile game adaptations, SEVEN KNIGHTS REVOLUTION: Hero Successor joins Hortensia Saga and King’s Raid as a somewhat sad statement on where sword and sorcery fantasy fans can apparently continue to get…

Goblin Slayer Novel 11

[ad_1] Female Merchant, who first was introduced as Noble Fencer, the sole survivor of her party who was saved from goblins by Goblin Slayer and the gang, is clearly one of the more difficult characters for author Kumo Kagyu to…

Maesetsu! Opening Act

[ad_1] Maesetsu! Opening Act was a Fall 2020 series co-produced by AXsiZ and Studio Gokumi. The former, AXsiZ, is probably most known for Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles as well as its work on upcoming anime World’s End Harem. The…

Pompo: The Cinéphile

[ad_1] What a delightful, exhilarating film to watch. Pompo: The Cinéphile is the perfect showcase of anime cinema – with equal emphasis on both words. Every single frame is packed with vibrant colors and flavors, with snappy transitions between animation-like…

Record of Ragnarok

[ad_1] To err is human, but to survive is divine. Record of Ragnarok is a show of extremes. Both within the text and beyond it, this is an anime that rapidly oscillates between highs and lows in every respect. I…

Secret Urban Legends GN

[ad_1] As far as genres go, many people forget that horror is one often marketed to younger readers, and not just in its relatively safe Fear Street or Goosebumps forms. Plenty of authors also write genuinely frightening fiction for elementary…

Blue Flag GN 8

[ad_1] This review contains spoilers. In their afterword, Kaito says that they wanted Blue Flag to be three things: about choices, to show the world as the characters see it, and to be a story where characters actually talk to…

By the Grace of the Gods Season 1

[ad_1] Of all of the various permutations that the isekai genre can go through, the soothing slice-of-life story has perhaps the most hurdles to overcome. In part that’s because it can come off as dull or boring to an audience…

SPY×FAMILY GN 5

[ad_1] Anya may be the heart of both the Forger family and SPY x FAMILY entire, but not every volume can be just about her – it’s called Spy x Family, after all. [ad_2] Source link

WAVE!! Let’s Go Surfing

[ad_1] There’s something fascinating about WAVE!! Let’s Go Surfing, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the content of the show. It is, in many ways, emblematic of a kind of content-farm approach to media that is driven entirely…

Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning

[ad_1] Like many American anime fans in the 90s, my first introduction into Rurouni Kenshin wasn’t the TV anime, but rather the OVA—localized at the time as Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal. In stark contrast to the light-hearted yet action-filled…

A Journal of My Father GN

[ad_1] It is hard, I think, to ever really know our parents as people. How can we? To most of us, for most of our lives, they are parents, a class of people somehow removed from the everyday realm of…

Fist of the North Star GN 1

[ad_1] I. Was. Shook. Folks, I have to be perfectly honest with you. I always dreamed of this day, but I never believed it would actually happen, certainly not in this fashion. Finally, after decades of waiting, Fist of the…

Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon GN 1

[ad_1] You could be forgiven for thinking that the word “toxic” gets overused these days. But there’s a good reason for it – while historically it may describe plants or other substances that poison you, today it’s more (or just…

Touken Ranbu

[ad_1] Touken Ranbu. It’s out in English now, almost six years after its initial release in Japan. I’ve played it for about two months, and I believe I can safely say… I’m not sure I get it. I mean, yeah,…

Ninja Gaiden Master Collection

[ad_1] The Ninja Gaiden Master Collection is hard to talk about in isolation. In many ways, you need a dramatic, long-winded cut scene to get the context for the release. So if you’ll indulge me, I’ll try to spin the…

Yakuza Lover GN 1

[ad_1] Yakuza Lover is smut. There’s just no way around it. This is a story with the goal of providing its readers with titillating content, and everything else, like plot or character development, is secondary. While it stops just short…