Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Episodes 1 and 2

Remember when I said I wouldn’t be making episodic reviews again? Yeah, don’t pay attention to that. I am a big fat liar. In this case though, I don’t mind being a liar. Having the dubbed version of this show appear on Funimation and the subbed version on Crunchyroll is a surprise that cannot be…

Fall 2017 Anime at the Half Way Point

Before I get into this, can I just tell you how amazing this season is? I mean seriously, even the worse shows that I am watching are still at least watchable. Also, there is so much good variety to this season and I am glad I am able to dig into as many genres as…

Angelic Layer: Dolls aren’t just cutesy things

While my pace for watching older anime series has greatly slowed down since the summer season, I am still riding the train of older series as best as I can. For the past month and some change, I have been watching as much as I can Angelic Layer and this show has really grown on…

Kino’s Journey (2017): Episode 6 – Luck is all you need

From episode to episode basis, I feel like all of Kino’s Journey’s sudden left curve episodes are going to happen on even numbered episodes. Episode 2 was the colosseum episode that lead to the death of an entire country, episode 4 wasn’t as bad as episode 2 but similar things happened with Shizu, who was…

Weaknesses in different types of anime watchers

Catching up is impossible. What am I talking about? Well, watching anime of course. This is an anime blog after all, what else would I talk about? I think that this is a realization that all of us anime fans and/or fanatics have to live with. More and more anime is produced every season while…

At long last: Your Name

Guys, I finally did it. I watched Your Name. My copy of it showed up on October 30th and I was so excited. It’s not like I had no chance at all to watch it. Besides illegal streaming, which I refuse to do, there were a bunch of movie theaters showing it in my area,…

Kino’s Journey (2017): Episode 5 – Liar, Liar, pants on fire

I’m beginning to think that this series is following the opposite of the adage of the older Star Trek films. You know, the whole “even numbers being good and odd numbers being bad” thing. From what I’ve seen before, this show has had three solid episodes (1,3, and 5), one really bad one (2), and…

Fate vs Mock Fate

I said this in a post very early this year, but this is definitely the year for Fate. Fate Grand/Order was a movie that came out in January, Fate Apocrypha is a huge team battle death battle fate series that is still airing right now (though I am waiting for its appearance on Netflix), and…

The Unique Blogger Award Times 3!

I don’t know how it happened, but I recently received a nomination for the unique blogger award three times in a short amount of time. I haven’t even touched on this yet, because my posts have been scheduled in advanced recently, but hey! Why not touch upon all three of these at once? The three…

The case of the boring main character

How many times have you watched a show where the main character was never fully developed or was never the selling point of that show? What about reading reviews about shows from other people that make a notation about this fact as well? And no, this isn’t just an anime or “in recent years” kind…

(OWLS POST) The Devil is a Part-Timer: Never Give Up

Hi everyone, welcome to another OWL’S post on this blog. For anyone who is here for their first time, my name is Scott from and I run this little blog called Mechanical Anime Reviews. Yes, I am a major fan of mech anime series, but I like a lot of other types of shows as…