Winter 2018 in Review

Here we are again, people. Caught in between two anime cycles again. (Or if you are a Babylon 5 fan, in between the tick and tock). Winter 2018 was a solid season, despite the questionable first impressions I had. Even without the shows that carried over from the season before it, there are seriously great…

First Impressions: FLCL Alternative (FLCL 3)

A surprise thing happened on April Fools. FLCL Alternative’s first episode premiered on Toonami at midnight instead of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. It was in Japanese with subtitles too, which was amazing. I, being a crazy person that had to wake up early in the morning on a Sunday and came home from an…

Old is New Again and other shows of interest in Spring 2018

Hi everyone. I know that I said that I would never write a seasonal preview again, but I felt inspired by this next season. Why? Because a certain theme that has become more popular in anime has exploded all over this season. What do I mean by that? Well, you know how Ushio and Tora…

Winter 2018 Anime at the Half Way Point

Ok fine winter 2018. You can be a good season if you feel like it. I’m being honest here, there are some honestly great shows airing right now. And no, they are not just shows that started airing the fall, though that does help improve this season’s quality by quite a bit. So everyone should…

Land of the Lustrous: A Snapshot in Time

If you have read through my top anime of 2017 list and my top anime of fall 2017 list, you might see that Land of the Lustrous is missing from them. I wish I could give a complete reason why that is, but it seems like each one of them is an excuse or a…

My Least Favorite Anime from 2017

I going to be completely honest here, I have not gone out of my way to watch what most people consider to be the worst shows of this year. Still, these are shows that pissed me off for one reason or another. Clearly, this post is clearly biased toward me and my opinions. These are…

Fall 2017 Anime Final Thoughts (or are they?)

Here we are at the end of another season and at the end of the year of 2017. Fall was a great season all around. There were some great surprises, but also some spectacular disappointments. Still, I don’t regret digging deeply into this season at all. The stories were wonderful, the character work was beyond…

Inuyashiki: It’s only action spectacle

If there is one show that continually makes me question why it even exists this season, it’s Inuyashiki. The other question is something that I hold for myself which is, why did I not drop it? There is absolutely nothing special about this show at all. In fact, I still wonder why Studio Mappa even…

Shows Worth Watching from 2017

Replacing my seasonal lists from last year, here are ten shows that I think you should watch from this year. Why? I don’t think I have enough shows from each season to make this list. A lot of shows I liked were two cour shows that upstaged a lot of series that started airing during…

Recovery of an MMO Junkie: Relatable Online Isolation

If there are two things that MMO Junkies has mastered, it’s the shows understanding of awkwardness and depression. Depression is something that a lot anime works already mastered. Without digging too far back, some examples from this season are March Comes in like a Lion and The Ancient Magus Bridge. Awkwardness is something else. The…

Girl’s Last Tour: Complete Seasonal Surprise

Girl’s Last Tour is a show that I never expected to love as much as I am right now. In fact, this is probably my favorite show that is airing this season. It was Made in Abyss that gave me the state of mind to watch it. Made in Abyss is an anime series that…

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…