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…

Kino’s Journey (2017): Episode Three – Missed Dichotomy

From watching this episode, I think I am getting a realization about what this series is going to be. If the path continues, the show is pulling double duty on developing different countries and Kino at the same time, which may be hard in only a thirty-minute time slot. This might be hurting some of…

RWBY Volume 5 Premiere Event

I mentioned this on my post last Wednesday, but last Thursday I went to a fathom event screening. It was a special premiere event of the first episode of volume five of RWBY. After a hard work week and a busy life in general, it’s nice to sit back and watch something that I learned…

Fall 2017 First Reactions (All the shows I’m watching)

Holy crap, this is a great season. Where did all of these shows come from? Why did they wait until now to appear? So far, all of this more than makes up for the dismal summer where nothing new but Made in Abyss and Restaurant from Another World put a positive impression on me. It’s…

Kino’s Journey (2017) – Episode 2: A Tale of Two Kinos

Hello everyone, welcome to the second installment of Kino Monday. Last time was a great installment to the Kino lore that I’ve never seen before. This time is a re-adaptation of a story line that was a part of the original series. The main difference here is the arc in the original series was two…

Black Clover and the Shonen Formula

Black Clover is an anime that has only started airing. The second episode of the series just aired today after all. Despite this, people are already complaining about its formulaic and just other shonen series. There are also people who find the main character annoying because he yells almost all the time, which I am…

A personal reflection about fandoms

Whether or not you know about it, this past weekend has been precluded by two bad fandom events. One is the infamous Rick and Morty event based on the McDonald’s advertising a limited run of a certain sauce. This resulted in a lot of angry fans and a lot of police actions around the United…

Kino’s Journey – The Animated Series: Episode 1

Hello everyone, welcome to my first and probably last portion of episodic reviews that I will ever do. Kino’s Journey is something special for me and considering that I know what kind of show this is going to be, because I watched the original, then that opens up some avenues that no other show has…

Watching horrifying anime in public

Quick show of hands, who watches anime in public in some way? What device do you use to watch it? Where do you usually watch it? I know that this sounds like some sort of survey, but I’m wondering how alone I am on doing this. It’s been a major part of my viewing habits…

The Garden of Sinners: The wait is over

I’m going to use the English name here, because I’m that kind of person. The garden of sinners is a movie series that I’ve been waiting for years to watch. Partially because there wasn’t a legal way to watch it anywhere for a long time and partially because I’m too much of cheap skate to…