Jessie, James and Meowth are some of the worst criminals you've ever seen, failing miserably time and time again, yet they are treated to machines worth millions, a submarine, a hot air balloon, and a small salary instead of being fired. So rather than accepting that this is just part of a children's TV show … Continue reading Why Don’t Team Rocket Fire Jessie, James and Meowth? Theory
I have criticised the Pokémon anime in the past, but recently I've gone back to watch the original Pokémon anime in mandarin, and I've been enjoying a lot. Approaching the series with the additional aspect of learning a language has made it more interesting for me, and allowed me to appreciate the better aspects of … Continue reading Revisiting the Pokémon Anime
Indeed, Kaguya has some kind of magic which just makes it special. I returned to my second year of University completely dejected by the prospect of running as secretary for my university's anime society - anime just didn't interest me anymore. However I still got the chance to suggest an anime for us to watch, … Continue reading Kaguya Sama Love Is War, Something Special
I recently realised how rare it was for me to watch anime that is different from what I'm used too. Vampire knight is a Shoujo romance story and comes with the art style associated. Then the character designs, and the way they're posed together gives the impression that it's going to be nothing but fujoshi … Continue reading Vampire Knight First Impressions
There is an anime by the name of Tonegawa Middle Management Blues (TMMB) which is a spin off to Kaiji about Tonegawa, who has been a massive villain in the series and been the one in charge of most of the conflicts that Kaiji gets himself in. And though Tonegawa is drawn with the same … Continue reading This is Not Tonegawa
There is an anime that sums up what I want the near future to be like, and it's called Planetes. The five word summary of this show would be "slice of life in space" and that's a really great thing. I really like the idea of going into space and colonising absolutely every planet out … Continue reading Planetes is The Anime of The Future
As soon as I heard that this was a film I just had to go and watch it. Animal crossing is a video game series I've spent a lot of time with, on both wild world and new leaf and I enjoy it a lot! First of all I'm going to say that this is … Continue reading There Is An Animal Crossing Movie!
The creators of netflix's castlevania anime have been talking about doing an adaptation of Berserk to make it 2D and adapt everything. I've been watching castlevania to decide whether I'd want them to adapt this or if I'd want another studio to do it. First of all a 2d full berserk adaptation is better than … Continue reading Castlevania ep 3 – I think I’ve Made Up My Mind
Welcome to my post talking about the top 5 shows that aired in 2018, the only requirements for a show to get onto this list is that 1 I completed it and 2 It released in 2018. That's because I only completed 5 anime's that aired this year! Due to this there are quite a … Continue reading Top 5 Anime of 2018!
Now that we've had the manga it's time for the anime! I must also put in the disclaimer that I think all of these are really good and the order of things is really hard to narrow down because some I like equally. This was a very difficult list to make! 12 - When Marnie … Continue reading Top 12 Anime I Watched in 2018!
Yesterday I watched wolf children and loved it a lot. It was a really nice watch. Now that I've finished this film it means I've seen every Mamorou Hosoda film that's not part of a different franchise (so everything except the two digimon films and one piece movie 6) and I have to say I … Continue reading I Really Enjoyed Wolf Children
With the completion of this episode we are now halfway through the first season! Which is pretty strange considering not a lot has happened. I've sort of given up the idea that this will be relevant to the games at all since it's not really setting anything up to go that way. After getting beat … Continue reading Netflix’s Castlevania ep 2 – Trevor Belmont
So yesterday I talked about the idea of getting a new 2D Berserk anime made by the guys who created this castlevania anime. So it only made sense to me to actually review the castlevania show to see if I'd actually want these guys to create the next Berserk. It's only 4 episodes long so … Continue reading Netflix’s Castlevania ep 1 – When’s Simon Belmont going to show up?
There are lots of weird and obscure genre's of Anime and Manga so I thought it would be fun to explain what they are and learn what they even are myself for a lot of them! Also I will be giving popular examples. They won't be anything that I recommend just what MAL recommends, though … Continue reading Obscure Anime/Manga Genres
Hi we're back with the series where I talk about my favourite posts. If you missed the last one you can find it here! 10. Why you should be on My Anime List (2 Years on MAL) This post gets the number 10 spot just for it's information and trying to convince people to get … Continue reading 700 Posts: Top ten Anime Posts I’ve written
This film is not for the faint of heart, after all, it's about a little kids during the war before and after Hiroshima. Naturally it's such a depressing and sad watch. But in addition to that sadness is a very compelling story that is just horrifically fascinating to see. The opening of the film is … Continue reading Barefoot Gen is Such a Good Film
I regret to say that this will be the last episode review of monster that I will do in the lead up to Halloween. It's not that I don't love the show, quite the opposite in fact. It's just hard to motivate yourself to watch the show if you know you have to write a … Continue reading Monster Chapter 3 – A Murder
Instead of just giving you a 'monster' episode review for the lead up to Halloween I thought it would instead be more interesting to have a mix of things. So instead of just reviewing those episodes I'll also be talking about OVA's, films and manga's as well as other full season anime reviews like the … Continue reading Tomie OVA Review
To correct a mistake from the previous review Monster calls episodes chapters meaning each episode is equal to a chapter. This means we're on the second chapter of the 74 episode story. Lots of exciting things are still yet to happen! Our episode continues taking place directly after the previous with Tenma operating on the … Continue reading Monster Chapter 2 – Downfall
In the lead up to Halloween I thought it would be fun to cover a good horror anime episode by episode until October 31st much like I did last year with Shiki. Monster and Shiki are both fantastic horrors so I highly recommend that you watch them. With monster being 74 episodes long I don't … Continue reading Monster ep 1 – Dr Tenma
One night could lead to many things. One night could feel like a year. One night could change everything. Night is short, walk on girl is a great summation of everything this film is about. It takes place over the course of the same night and things get progressively stranger and more interesting. It feels like … Continue reading Night is Short, Walk on Girl
I thought it would be fun to talk about the shows I watch episode by episode weekly. My thoughts on the ancient magus bride are pretty controversial however I think my criticisms are valid enough that even fans of the show would understand where I'm coming from. The very obvious first thing is the visuals … Continue reading The Ancient Magus Bride Ep 1&2 Review
I really like flawed characters, there is something so sad and relatable about them that you just can't help but love them! Honorable mentions - Killua, Griffith, Caska and Killua 7. Guts - Berserk The only reason why Guts is on the bottom of this list is because I already talked about him in the … Continue reading Top 7 Flawed Anime Characters!
Wait hold on a minute, haven't you been writing constantly about how boring is the worst thing ever? How can it be perfect and vice versa? Well in the very specific example of anime characters perfection is boring in my opinion of course. I would like you now to think of your favorite anime character, … Continue reading Perfection IS Boring – Good and Bad Anime Characters
What is the worst thing an anime can be? Well I guess the worst thing an anime could be is something that brainwashes you, drives you to suicide or hypnotizes you into doing terrible acts of violence. That should be obvious, but assuming the anime doesn't do that (like 100% of all anime (hopefully and … Continue reading Boring IS the worst
Oh yeah we're continuing this line of discussion from my fairly controversial post Don't watch bad anime! These followups need to continue because there have been points that I've taken for granted that people would get when in retrospect that wasn't really clear at all. So what even is a bad or boring anime? If … Continue reading What Even is A Bad or Boring Anime?
This post is a response to the previous which can be found here. You should read that first to understand what's going on in this post. Yesterday I said don't watch bad anime and to that I got a mixed response but on the whole the majority agreed with a few exceptions which they told … Continue reading Don’t Watch Boring Anime, Watch Anime You Enjoy Watching
But what anime is bad anime? Well as far as this post goes an anime is bad if you don't like it, so when I say bad anime I just mean a show you don't like. Also I want to thank TimeForWriting11 for this post idea in my comments, while we may disagree on … Continue reading Do Not Watch Bad Anime
In a lot of my favorite manga there is often a game involved which the protagonist will play against villains, and it would surprise you just how often these games come from simple origins. By adding extra rules it achieves two great things. It becomes easier to understand since everyone already knows the basic rules … Continue reading How A Simple Game Can Be Made So Tense and Terrifying In Anime and Manga – Musical Chairs (Liar Game)
(This post features spoilers for both Kaiji and Liar game, but if you haven't seen any of these by now what are you doing? I've been writing about this stuff for ages!) Both Kaiji and Liar game are very similar shows in the fact that they feature gambling however the nature of the characters and … Continue reading Friendship and Betrayal in Kaiji and Liar Game
Here we are back at it again with watching random shows from Crunchy Roll! Yeah! Everything here will be entirely random and all shows are randomly selected using CR's random button. Then I talk about the random shows I saw and probably dropped immediately because I have no patience any anime at all at this … Continue reading Crunchyroulette Lv 2 – Lychee Light Club/SENGOKUCHOJYUGIGA/Space Brothers
So first of all I want to address the fact that I've not read or written a blog post in around 5 weeks. I'm sorry. I've had exams, two holidays and theirs a huge heat wave that is making me so tired I hardly want to do anything. It's not really an excuse at all … Continue reading Middle Manager Tonegawa ep 1 Review
My exams covered about half of this month and there was a holiday right at the end meaning I didn't watch too much, however there was still a week of pure nothing meaning that maybe I watched more than I thought! Trigun I enjoyed Triguns episodes even though I ended up dropping the show in … Continue reading What I Watched in June 2018 (recommendations and reviews for anime and manga)
16 months ago I put out a review in a "what I watched" post about Princess Mononoke saying it was boring and a waste of time. Now having watched it a few days ago I disagree with that because I really enjoyed the film! And with that it brings the number of Ghibli films I … Continue reading Well I Was Wrong About Princess Mononoke!
A while ago I watched the wind rises and filmed a commentary track for it! I would not recommend watching with the track on for the first time but if you fancy a re-watch of the film you may want to listen to it! I wasn't particularly impressed with the film and enjoyed airing my … Continue reading The Wind Rises Commentary
Things are really beginning to take shape now that a new story line was added this episode. I thought this episode may be a much needed extra story so that we had more than two teams against each other. Ryouu was starting to have a monopoly and it would have been good to have multiple … Continue reading Doreiku ep 4 – The Appearance of Ryouu Sama!
There is no English name listed for this show on my anime list but the Japanese title (Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katri no Nazotoki File) roughly translates to "Layton Detective Agency - Katrielle's Mystery Files" but I don't like that so much so Laytons Mystery Journey it is! It sounds like the game too. In the … Continue reading Laytons Mystery Journey ep 1 – The Haunted House Case
I'm getting a lot of smash vibes from this show even though this show is nothing like a fighting game. But it's because of the story of the subspace emissary. The subspace emissary was a story mode of smash brothers where all the characters would start in their own individual area, and then slowly meet … Continue reading Doreiku ep 3 – Super Smash Bros for Slavery
This post has been a pretty big annoyance to do because My anime list is currently down and I wanted to get this out on the last day of the month. I use MAL to see my anime watch history so I don't have to track it for myself so this will be from memory. … Continue reading What I watched in May 2018! (Recommendations for Anime and Manga)
Some of the people in this show are just apologetically dick heads and I sort of find that interesting. It's scary to see what terrible people can do to others and how messed up some people can be. This episode was about a girl who loved a guy in a host club, The host was … Continue reading Dorei-Ku episode two – Scumbags
I really loved this episode of the show, I think it's incredibly messed up and unethical which is what makes it interesting to me. This show is about a world on the cusp of a terrifying technology and I'm interested to see how this works in the "real" world with all the different people who … Continue reading Dorei-ku The Animation Ep 1 – The Most Terrifying Technology
The link to part one doesn't exist yet because it will be released in the future however when I get round to it you will be able to find part one here. Previously I talked about the importance of context in making an overpowered main character good. Now I will talk about a character that … Continue reading How To Overpowered Main Character Part Two
I don't think anyone's going to argue with me to say that an overpowered main character can't be interesting or implemented into a great story. We've got people like Light Yamgami, One Punch Man and Kuro sensei who make great overpowered characters and people seem to like them. So is it fair to say that … Continue reading How To Overpowered Main Character
Yeah I'm dropping this show because it looks like not a lot is going to happen. This episode had a lot of wasted time and not a lot going on to make me want to continue. The good parts of the episode was the set up in the relationship between the main character and the … Continue reading DARLING in the FRANXX ep 2 – Let This Long Road To Madness End!
I don't know why I expect every show from this season to really suck. Historically it's been fairly correct however theirs something about this season which is different. It's a place where you can throw all the tropes together into one and I apparently don't seem to care. While this episode may have had very … Continue reading Comic Girls ep 1 – Tense Deadlines
A Huge Mumkey vs Digibro dissection does not need to exist because at the end of the day the answer to who’s wrong is fairly obvious. I don’t feel like anyone who doesn’t know the context will get anything out of this but if you want here’s the videos to sort of explain what happened: … Continue reading A Huge Mumkey vs Digibro Dissection Does Not Need to Exist
It was always a given that I was going to talk about Darling in the FranXX at some point so why not start now despite it not being finighed? At the current rate that I'm releasing episode reviews at the season will be over by the time I've finished it anyway! I probably won't make … Continue reading DARLING in the FRANXX ep 1 – Let This Long Road to Madness Begin
Thanks again to magicconnan14 for recommending this show by not recommending it but saying that he would recommend it if he wasn't worried about what I would think. And with that mouthful of a sentence let's talk about the show. I'm glad I'm reviewing this show the day after I talked about a bad implementation … Continue reading Golden Kamuy ep 1 – The Best CGI has to offer
Thank you to magicconan14 for recommending this show! Starting with a completely out of context fight scene for no reason is never a good sign for me. My main complaint about it is how pointless it was. There was a character none of us knew and the rest of the episode took place three years … Continue reading Hinamatsuri ep 1 – The life of a Yakuza fits with slice of life?
Hey we're back with the first episode two review of this anime season! I thought with at least trying to review an episode a day I would be able too cover this quicker but my brain had other plans! Due to scheduling two new episodes probably would have appeared between my ep 1 and 2 … Continue reading Megalo Box ep 2 – Pro Punching
After completely hating sword art online I thought it would be good to see if SAO had finally been fixed. Maybe an alternative version would help to bring quality back to a show that's got a following who would really appreciate an increase in quality. So was the alternative able to save SAO? Absolutely not. … Continue reading Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Ep 1 – A Redemption for SAO?
I had expected the decision to start episode reviewing would lead to many rants about how terrible seasonal anime is, getting to the grips of everything I hate in these modern shows. But instead I've been pleasantly surprised, and today is no exception! This show looks like a kids show and from the advertising stupid. … Continue reading Hisone To Maso-tan ep 1 – I Love Airplane Dragons!
Welcome to the NHK I watched this show while on a break from school and I felt a little bit like my life reflected it. During the holidays everything slows down to a halt, and for some reason even though everyone has way more time everything gets cancelled so there’s not as much to do! … Continue reading What I watched in April 2018 (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)
I've been an anime fan for a fairly long time, so surely I know what all the deres are? Nope! Turns out there are so many more than you think, a lot of which I've never heard of before. So hopefully you'll learn some new things! Tell me if you do! And if you don't … Continue reading Do You Know All The Deres?
Thanks again to Zainou for recommending this show for me. It's a great show and you can jump on straight away here without seeing the million other episodes of the show! I think the only way I see myself not liking the show is that the episodes all look fairly similar, I wouldn't be so … Continue reading Lupin III Part 5 Ep 1 – The Chase Is On!
The thanks for this post goes to Zainou who recommended I watch season 1 of the new Lupin season. Despite the fact that there are many, many episodes to this series it's all very episodic so he recommended I watch ep 1 of 2015 or three other films, one of which I couldn't find and the … Continue reading Lupin The Third 2015 Ep 1 – A Thrilling Fight For The Crown!
Here is my post on season 1 where I stupidly pretended that I had seen the whole thing. I have not deliberately put the show on hold between that post and this one but it just took a while for reasons I will explain! Legend of the Galactic heroes (lotgh) does not feel like the … Continue reading Legend of the Galactic Heroes Season 2 – Understated and Epic
Something that shocked me recently was learning that Ruroni Kenshin is going to be published again, and it's concerning to say the least. (warnings for disturbing, uncomfortable content) Nobuhiro Watsuki was arrested for possession of around 100 DVD's of child porn. That was all I knew about it and it was very sad and terrible to … Continue reading Ruroni Kenshin is Back… Oh Dear.
Now I have no idea what this drama is, just that everyone seems to be talking about it and I have to back out of a lot of posts since I want to wait until the show is mostly over before finishing it so that I can avoid spoilers. You could say this post is … Continue reading Darling in the franXX – Controversy Only Makes Me Want to Watch it More!
It's no secret that I don't like seasonal anime, however it seems ridiculous to state that without justifying it in posts like these. And through doing this I might just prove myself wrong so there's that as well! First impressions are huge when I watch a show. Honestly being made by A-1 Pictures and having … Continue reading It’s Difficult to Love an Otaku ep 1 – It’s Difficult to Love This Show
Ages ago I released a post talking about how anime is the worst thing ever created, giving ten reasons why. Well that post went low level semi-viral and I have some comments to reply too! You really need to read the original to understand this so I will link it here. There are also about … Continue reading Top Ten Reasons Why Anime Sucks Comment Comeback
I have found in the past that writing a long review talking about the film in chronological order is unhelpful to a lot of people because they can get insanely long and people don’t have the time or the patience to read it all, so now I’m switching my style to talk about specific things … Continue reading ‘A Silent Voice’ is An Excellent Film
One of my favourite anime’s from last year was Inuyashiki so this review has been a long time coming! Let’s get into it a whole two months after I said I would – this isn’t going to create a worse blog post in the slightest! At the start of this show Inuyashiki is in a … Continue reading Inuyashiki is a Must Watch!
Everyone would chose watching something legally over illegally if not for the price. We all want to feel like we’re making a difference to the industry but the reality is that I support nothing that Crunchyroll does and your money goes to the complete wrong place. I hate 95% of seasonal anime, and what does … Continue reading Do Not Pay For Crunchyroll; it’s a scam
Hey it's time to officially announce my twitter which can be found here! I want to tailor the people I follow on WP to ones I know I will definitely like but theirs still a lot of people I want to check out but haven't found the time. I'm still working on that project which … Continue reading I Now Have A Twitter Account!
Recently I had the opportunity to show my favourite anime music to my friends, some of whom had no idea I liked anime. It was interesting to see their differing perspective to mine. The first thing was that they called it torture but I called it cultural learning. Ages ago r/music got hacked by anime … Continue reading Showing My Friends Anime Music
Lots of anime fans have a 3x3 to tell people what they're favourite anime's are so I thought I'd finally get around to making mine. I didn't pay much attention to the images I used and kind of rushed it so it doesn't look great but oh well here it is! The shows from left … Continue reading My Anime 3×3
Evangelion month is now over and everything except for death and rebirth (which are just recaps) and the film that hasn't been released yet has been covered! The word count of everything I've written this month is around 36k so that makes it a book in my mind. As well as this I still finished … Continue reading Evangelion Month: The Book
Despite the fact that I’ve been reviewing evangelion every single day for this past month I’m still able to recommend / review a bunch of things that I watched this month! The best show is already NGE obviously and if you don’t know why you’re clearly new here! Anyway let’s get into the other shows … Continue reading What I watched in January 2018 (Reviews and Recommendations for anime and manga)
What a movie this was. What a brilliant movie this was. We’ve come a long way, and it’s all led up to this. I hate that this film is so good, because now I have to review all of it, the whole damn masterpiece. But I’ve got a few things to clear up first, … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion – Love is Destructive / I need you
This was my feelings before writing the end of evangelion film review that will release tomorrow, enjoy the build up to the hype finale! This interlude I’m doing here is so that I can build up to what I’m about to do, which is review the end of evangelion film. I now understand the reluctance … Continue reading End of Evangelion Prelude
This will be the last review I write for Evangelion month because I’ve written the end of Evangelion post already. I have to say that I was really disappointed with this film because it was just really dumb. We start with Asuka flying around in the skies to get to the Evangelion unit 1 for … Continue reading Evangelion 3.0 – You Can (Not) Redo
I watched the director’s cut for this film instead of the original but they’re similar enough to not really matter. As well as this a mistake I made was thinking that Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 was already out so I have one day left free in Evangelion month to do whatever I like, fortunately I’ve … Continue reading Evangelion 2.0 – You can (not) Advance
What I’ve decided to do is put this section about the rebuild films before the end of Evangelion film post. I wouldn’t recommend viewing Evangelion in this order but just think of the original broadcast for the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the episodes weren’t originally released in order so that the emotional pay off would … Continue reading Evangelion 1.0: You are (not) Alone
So it's that time of the year again, time to vote for crunchy roll's brilliant, fair, well structured anime awards for the second time! I don't think there was any yuri on ice this year so that's immediately made this one better than last time but crunchy roll never decided that so I can't really … Continue reading Crunchyroll ANIME AWARDS – Pulling it out of the bag again!
We learn that the people are combining to form one entity where every person’s flaws make up for the others. Which is a nice idea to better everyone but the fact that everyone is still joining together doesn’t make this a good thing in my eyes. Shinji goes over his attitudes to running away. He … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Beast that Shouted “I” at the Heart of the World / Take Care of Yourself 
So in the previous episode I thought that these two episodes were just for recap and the film “End of Evangelion” was the finale but it seems like things are still happening here. There is a good chance that the final two episodes of NGE are in “End of Evangelion” and if they are I … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – A world that’s ending / Do you Love me? 
I think I heard from somewhere that the final two episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion are just recap episodes so this might serve as the finale to the series and I can say that I’m pretty happy with it. I think it ended well. I’m really sad about what happened to Asuka by the end … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Final Messenger / The Beginning and the End, or ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ 
We open to a shot explaining that Misato really isn’t in a good place and is still mourning the death of Kaji and putting on a brave face to everyone else she knows. The only other real insight to Misato’s character is when she thinks she’s lonely when she can’t comfort Kaji. Meanwhile we learn … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Tears / Rei III 
The reason why these past two episodes have been half an hour instead of twenty minutes is because I happened to see the director’s cut which is a pretty happy coincidence. I know that the directors cuts are a lot longer compared to the usual 22 minutes and since the director is adding content to … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – At least, be human / Don’t be 
I thought I might show off two pieces of anime merchandise that I have received from friends today. I’m writing this on the 18th of January but my friend only just gave me my secret Santa gift today. What had happened was the gift was set to arrive at his house the day after we … Continue reading Anime Gifts 1 Month Late
If you are ever unable to watch anime in your normal streaming preference for popular shows you can always count on daily motion which is where I watched this episode, also I cannot stress this fact enough, if you stream anime online or even download it you need to be using the pop-up blocker extension … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – The birth of NERV / He was aware that he was still a child 
I like starting episodes from when the previous left off. This time we begin with Shinji in his combined Eva form eating the angel’s core in desperation. The characters remark that they won’t be able to control the Eva anymore. So they unlocked a lot of potential but it doesn’t actually mean much. The higher … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Shape of heart, shape of human / Weaving a Story 2: oral stage 
I think this episode is probably my favourite so far as it involves both the brilliant character moments we’ve come to expect as well as the great action we’ve come to love. This episode is a direct follow up to the previous (not just in name only) because the events could easily flow as if … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – A Man’s Battle / Introjection 
The previous episode felt like a kind of mess of many things in my mind, yet this was more focussed and as a consequence hopefully easier to write about! We open to a shot of Eva Unit 03 flying in from America and it looks cool, the creators of the show also took effort to … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Selection of Life / Ambivalence 
It’s been two years since I created my MAL account and it’s been a great decision in my opinion! Here are some reasons for why it’s been so good and why you should be using the site as well! 1 – Keeping Track of Things Using MAL you can see how much anime you’ve seen, … Continue reading Why you should be on My Anime List (2 Years On MAL)
None of the characters in this show really understand what angels are like, so understandably we start with an interrogation of Misato who’s acting as a proxy for Shinji. Misato uses her judgement to work out that Shinji isn’t in the right condition to comment on the angel situation. Shinji is not the kind of … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Fourth Child [ 17]
On a seemingly normal morning Asuka shouts at Shinji (this will become a pattern) about how he apologies without thinking. In this case it’s about the temperature of Asuka’s bath water which is something Asuka should be doing anyway so it’s not hard to sympathise with Shinji’s uncaring apology. The thing is that Shinji does … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – In Sickness Unto Death, and… / Splitting of the Breast 
To give you an idea of how ahead I am in Evangelion month this is written on the 6th of January and Shadowcat’s first impressions of Evangelion post released yesterday. I do say that I’m worried about completing the month but very soon I will have a lot less time to write so I need … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Lies and Silence / Those Women longed for the touch of others’ lips, and thus invited their kisses. 
Something that makes my job a whole lot easier as an episode reviewer is the recap episode, to see everything that was shown in the recap just read all of the previous posts! I actually really dislike recap episodes and despite it being edited interestingly and uniquely it was still a recap episode and really … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Weaving a Story 
This episode review may be a lot shorter than all of the others because my notes were a lot shorter for this episode than any other and the plot is very focussed on one specific thing. But we first open to see developers working on something called the magi. You may have heard the name … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Angel Invasion / Lilliputian Hitcher 
We open with a shot of Misato’s back story where her father saves her life by putting her inside a massive capsule before an angel explodes killing him. Misato is still contemplating this moment as Shinji and his friends are taking shelter from the rain. It really shows the difference in personality when the characters … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Value Of Miricles / She said, ‘Don’t make others suffer for your personal hatred’ 
This episode involves a black out of the entire city by some unknown saboteur. The characters think angels caused it which is most likely correct but I’m not going to rule out the possibility of a terrorist group doing it. Either way conveniently an angel is attacking the city right as soon as the power … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – In The Still Darkness / The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still 
Ok all of these have been way too long recently; hopefully this one can be below 1000 words for once! Not that I don’t want content worth discussing, it’s just that I’m never going to complete this project if I have to write over 30,000 words for the entire month! Shiki was 16,000 words for … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Magma Diver 
It feels like I’ve been writing too much recently, I made 9 posts in three days, scheduling them out over the course of the month and it’s pretty difficult to do when nearly all of them are over 1000 words long. That’s not really a problem though as I’m really enjoying this process and it … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Moment and Heart Together / Both of you, dance like you want to win! 
As soon as I start to think writing these posts might take me less time, as soon as I start to think that the show will be repeating ground so I’ll have less to say they go and introduce a whole new important character to talk about. That’s right, this episode we come across the … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Asuka Arrives In Japan / Asuka Strikes! 
We open to a bright morning where Misato is completely different from how she was previously and it’s hard to believe the two people are the same and it kind of reassures my initial pre-judgement of her plan was correct since I see her acting like this. She lives a bad, messy lifestyle and Shinji … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – A Human Work 
We’re going straight back to episode five to add another detail I missed about Rei’s character and discus a strange disconnect between two parts of her own character. To recap Shinji falls on top of Rei while she’s naked and she reacts by just staring at him. What I found so odd about this scene … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Decisive Battle in Tokyo-3 / Rei II 
2017 is now over and I want to look over the shows that did the most right this year! So here are my top 8 anime’s released in 2017 along with honourable mentions at the end! Masamune kuns revenge A boy got rejected at a young age by a ”Cruel Princess” and now to this … Continue reading The 8 Best Anime of 2017!
We start off with a flash back of the testing of the very first Eva. I genuinely thought that the military guys were creating new body suits for humans instead of mechas due to the way the scene was shot. When you see something in an empty white room it’s difficult to notice size. It’s … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Rei beyond the heart / Rei I 
I knew before watching that this would be the episode where Shinji runs away, it seems like I was wrong earlier and I had watched 4 episodes instead of 3. Anyway this was the episode that I initially dropped the series on and it’s not too difficult to see why. Content wise this episode was … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Rain After Running Away / A Hedgehog’s Dilemma 
In 2017 I watched a lot of anime and wrote about what I watched on a monthly, now it’s time to rank all of the shows to find which one was the best! So this is basically a top 12 list! New GTO Before you get excited by the new series of Great Teacher Onizuka … Continue reading The Best Anime’s I Watched In 2017!
After a three week time skip we see Shinji learning to use the Eva in a simulator and the bad thing is that he doesn’t even seem as good at piloting as he was during his berserk moment in the previous episode. He’s really starting from zero and has no skills what so ever except … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Phone That Never Rings / A Transfer 
The other series I’ve done like this is when I reviewed Shiki episode by episode and when I look at the notes I wrote and the word count of my posts it makes me think that this series will be very long indeed. It’s rare to run out of room while writing notes but it … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Unfamiliar Ceiling / The Beast 
My only experience with Evangelion before returning to episode one was seeing three episodes of it and not really enjoying it. It’s not that I thought it was even bad; I just found it uninteresting, boring and slow paced. All I can say to anyone who, like me, found themselves baffled by how it received … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Angel Attack 
Neon Genesis Evangelion is 26 Episodes Long, and there are five more films after it. That’s 26 + 5 which equals 31, and how many days are there in January? Yes 31! So in other words this entire month will be focussed on reviewing every episode of Evangelion as well as the films. If you … Continue reading Announcing Evangelion Month! (January)
Berserk's opening is brilliant and since I've been discussing several OP's recently I thought I'd talk about it! Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocQ6PDiP014 A claim that people often make is that the OP doesn't fit in with the rest of the show and I couldn't disagree more. To me the music is hype to represent all … Continue reading Berserk – Put Your Grasses On, waiting for so long
The economics of spice and wolf’s silver devaluation scheme is difficult to get your head around, and the fact that it took me so long to find an answer makes me feel like writing a post for other people who might have been just as clueless as me. Who’s Responsible for the Scheme and What … Continue reading Spice and Wolf: Economics of the Silver Coin Scheme
It’s the last episode of Shiki and to celebrate with making this the most thorough and long review of Shiki possible I’ll start talking about the dub. It sucks what a surprise. There are a lot of side characters in this show and I’d understand if they were bad however the appearances from main characters … Continue reading Shiki – The Forgotten Episodes Finale
The title of “Shiki specials” can be deceiving on my anime list because these episodes are just ones that didn’t air, ones that were forgotten, kind of. Before discussing the episode (20.5) I’ll have to give a spoiler warning because this episode actually destroys one of the most ambiguous parts of the show so if … Continue reading Shiki – The Forgotten Episodes
There’s more than a few shows this season which has a premise I’m really interested in yet delivers it in a really terrible way which I don’t enjoy. Ousama game is a classic idea of something where the story is much better in your head than put into anime. So a class of people each … Continue reading My Fall 2017 Anime Season Is Completely Empty: Kings Game 
The Shiki Diaries - 01/11/17 5:06 For the last couple of weeks in October I reviewed every episode of Shiki and detailed the experience thoroughly, so since I structured this in a diary type format I thought it’d be fun to release the entire thing in potential the longest and most thorough anime review you’ve … Continue reading The Shiki Diaries [1-22]
Let’s talk about two sequels that I’ve seen the first few seasons of and aren’t watching this time because of dislike or simple disinterest: Food Wars and Himouto Umaru Chan-R. There is a really sad and tragic reason for why I’m not continuing food wars and it’s because of season 2, which sucked, not initially … Continue reading My Fall 2017 Anime Season Is Completely Empty: Sequels 
Hajime No Ippo has some of the most well written and introduced side characters I’ve ever seen in an anime. Side characters are difficult to implement perfectly however Ippo comes close by creating a lovable cast and having interesting antagonists (not villains) which have brilliant traits and backstories, making them interesting enough to be worth … Continue reading Great Ippo Characters: Takamura, Takemura and Hiroko
Calling something terrifying often means that it’s scary and horrible to sit through, that it’s painful and difficult to watch. Perfect Blue isn’t like this, the ideas and events that happen are terrifying to think about without making you actually feel bad or paranoid for watching. It’s about mental illness and the horrible side effects … Continue reading Perfect Blue Is Terrifying
People seem very surprised when they hear that I love Ponyo but not Spirited Away. Not that I hate spirited away it’s just not nearly as good in my opinion. So let me point out the key differences which make one film so much better than the other. The settings Ponyo is set on a … Continue reading Why I loved Ponyo In Complete Contrast To Spirited Away
Black clover, the new popular shounen anime set to take the world by storm just like previous successes like bleach and fairy tail isn’t something I enjoy, who’d be surprised? It’s a lot more accepted to dislike this show more than the previous discussed because it really isn’t that good and MAL agrees: A 6.69 … Continue reading My Fall 2017 Anime Season Is Completely Empty: Black Clover 
Once you’ve completed Kaiji part one and two you probably feel in doubt whether you should continue with the manga, since kaiji ended sort of weirdly and the 2nd season wasn’t as good as the first, let me explain why. The first part of the season is within a forced labour camp after the fallout … Continue reading The End Of Kaiji And Should You Continue The Manga?
I had high hopes for this movie coming from studio Ghibli and my track record with them however I came out having enjoyed it, overall disappointed. And whilst I can dissect the themes which created my disappointment and how they artistically contribute to a greater message or value I’d much rather talk about why the … Continue reading Ghibli’s Failed Romance: The Ocean Waves / Umi Ga Kikoeru
I really don’t like this current season of anime, and as a way to increase my output of talking about ongoing shows I’ve decided to explain my perspective of the current popular shows (except for one) to show why I hate the discussion currently going on. This time let’s talk about The Ancient Magus’ Bride, … Continue reading My Fall 2017 Anime Season Is Completely Empty: Mahoustukai No Yome 
I really enjoyed this show from beginning to end. The anime features short skits from a range of couples in a school to present comedic love stories for (almost) every stage in a relationship, making the school feel more integrated and realised than many other shows I’ve seen. Adapting a series from a 4-koma manga … Continue reading Tsurezure Children Is A Great High School Rom-Com!
The Final Hunt 25/10/17 3:48 PM The sun sets on Sotoba village and I felt an immense worry for what would happen, since the vampires are now safer. This happens as soon as Seishin runs away so Sunako immediately gets up and starts looking around, which was sad in my opinion. I thought it would … Continue reading Shiki – The Final Hunt 
Twenty First Slaughter – 25/10/17 2:46 PM As far as I’m concerned this may as well have been the last episode since it seemed to tie up every loose end very nicely. The few points that were left hanging can easily be explained or is best left to interpretation in my opinion. So this will … Continue reading Shiki – Slaughter 
Twenteith Mourning – 25/10/17 1:14 PM At the start of the episode I found myself thinking that at the shows current pace the show would need to do a whole lot of murdering to resolve the plot. And it certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact the episode starts with a vampire’s eyes exploding due to exposure … Continue reading Shiki – Mourning 
Nineteenth Coffin - 23/10/17 6:51 PM The episode opens where we left off at Chizuru’s death. Toshio uses this moment to rally the villagers and cause them to go on a hunt for the vampires. I see people rooting for the Shiki or calling the humans equaly bad but this is obviously incorrect. The vampires … Continue reading Shiki – Coffin 
Eighteenth Night - 23/10/17 12:44 PM I think this episode was the best yet because everything I wanted to happen from the start took place here, and it was great. But I’m getting ahead of myself; the introduction was still interesting for its own reasons even if it didn’t have the pay off at the … Continue reading Shiki – Night 
Seventeenth Killing Spirit - 23/10/17 11:37 AM This episode didn’t reveal the plan I wanted to see, I sure do hope the plan involved Toshio getting bitten and becoming subservient to the vampires though, because it happened. At the start of the episode Toshio said the plan was to wait until it looked like the … Continue reading Shiki – Killing Spirit 
Sixteenth Skull - 23/10/17 10:04 AM This episode was great, not only because my pre-determined wants happened but because they happened in interesting ways which are promising for the future and side character involved heavily involved with the plot yet not given much attention. Sunako, the child vampire, was one of these people in particular … Continue reading Shiki – Skull 
Fifteenth Deceit - 22/10/17 9:28 PM Tohru puts flowers out in front of Yuuki’s grave to mourn his death, this doesn’t compensate for his actions but is a sad touch to the show, even if the moment is wasted in a confusing way at the end of the episode. After Toshio murdering the Shiki Seishin … Continue reading Shiki – Deceit 
Fourteenth Death – 22/10/17 8:31 PM Last episode really was a tragedy and this episode needed to accomplish a lot to fix it. I wanted more characters I knew in situations I could enjoy, a faster paced story with more advancement of the plot and just things that were actually interesting, that last one is … Continue reading Shiki – Death 
Thirteenth Tragedy – 22/10/17 7:32 PM This episode was the worst episode so far and probably the only episode of Shiki I would rate a score of 5 or less. Essentially everything which happened was something we either knew already or didn’t care about, and it’s because of the emotional value the show tried to … Continue reading Shiki – Tragedy 
Twelfth Decay – 21/10/17 9:37 PM I’m writing this the day after I watched the episode so if this is the worst one that explains it. I mentioned to my mum today that I was watching a show about vampires and she was very concerned about it having violence against women. Not against everyone, just … Continue reading Shiki – Decay 
Eleventh Slaughter - 21/10/17 8:30 PM Most episodes of Shiki are enjoyable to watch and just think about even if they only really focussed on one thing in particular. What made this episode so interesting was the fact that they seemingly introduced one character, explained what her purpose and ideas were, have the rest of … Continue reading Shiki – Slaughter 
Tenth Mourning – 19/10/17 8:18 PM There was something about this episode which made the vampires feel a whole lot less villainous than they used to be and that’s done through showing us the story from their perspective, they’re really evil but I’ve ended up liking some of the vampires, which is something that I … Continue reading Shiki – Mourning 
Ninth Coffin – 19/10/17 7:25 PM A huge issue which detracts from this show is its slow pacing and this puts many people off and makes them either drop or put it on hold. To be honest I’d much rather the show be faster paced but there’s a lot of good things the show has … Continue reading Shiki – Coffin 
Eighth Night – 19/10/17 5:39 PM After the previous thrilling episode where everything started coming together to form a narrative more focussed on the threats instead of reactions to deaths I wanted this momentum to continue into the next episode and well, this sort of happened. Whilst the characters made progressions to come to the … Continue reading Shiki – Night 
Seventh Killing Spirit – 18/10/17 8:17 This show is getting a whole lot better and I really love the direction the series is headed. It’s not going to be scary but it’s going to be really interesting and entertaining anyway. Doing the three episode rule showed me that the series would be something I’d like … Continue reading Shiki – Killing Spirit 
Sixth Skull – 18/10/17 7:19 PM Wow I really loved this episode because everything I’ve been saying and re-iterating finally seems to be happening. Let’s talk about why this episode was really exciting to watch! We opened with a shot of Megumi retrieving her ripped post card from Yuuki and it’s sad because it seems … Continue reading Shiki – Skull 
Fifth Deceit – 18/10/17 4:54 PM After scheduling the previous five posts earlier today I noticed that I’d made a few mistakes whilst watching the previous episodes. The first mistake was the conditions I was watching the show in, either broad daylight or with the lights on too much. It’s not as spooky this way, … Continue reading Shiki – Deceit 
Fourth Death – 18/10/17 9:55 AM Before every episode I talk about what I want to happen in the episode. This time I actually wanted to be made to care about the bad guys and what they do, care more about the characters already introduced and most importantly I wanted the show to build up … Continue reading Shiki – Fourth Death 
Third Tragedy – 8:22 AM 18/10/17 I stayed very calm and normal throughout this episode, this show seems pretty calm really with all the deaths only being seemingly natural. Before watching I wanted to see new plot points occur which shed light on the mystery, the issue was from the previous episode was that the … Continue reading Shiki – Third Tragedy 
Second Decay – 17/10/17 9:03 PM Before watching I set up some guidelines I didn’t want to see in the video. I didn’t want them to pay attention to the previous death because it’s horror and we suspect that kind of thing, I also didn’t want to see a bunch of police on the scene … Continue reading Shiki – Second Decay 
First Blood – 17/10/17 7:40 PM Before watching the episode I had a few points in my head to look out for, the first being jump scares. If there were any, and this is true for a lot of early episodes I would give up this project and change to something else, jump scares aren’t … Continue reading Shiki – First Blood 
I watched Ponyo a while ago and I loved it! It was an enjoyable, fun ride of the movie with a backdrop of interesting themes I could appreciate. It’s a great film which is easy to watch and I recommend it to every anime fan and any movie fan who likes studio Ghibli. This is … Continue reading Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea Is An Amazing Film
I just finished Inuyashiki and it was a brilliant episode of two half’s and I highly recommend you watch it before I presume to spoil it in its entirety! Whilst we can sympathise with the dad whose name isn’t mentioned I’m pretty sure (It’s Inuyashiki by the way) it takes us a while to want … Continue reading Inuyashiki Was An Amazing Tale Of Two Parts! (Episode 1)
The rehabilitation facility of Evil or Live is completely stupid. Not that I hated the episode but so much social commentary about internet addiction was lost through making the main character correct in his analysis, the idea that the rehabilitation facility is hell. Believe it or not facilities to treat and cure internet addiction are … Continue reading Evil or Live, The Dustbin For Children Which Is Also A Dustbin
Kuroki Tomoko is my favourite female anime character and for good reasons, her uniqueness and flaws as a character makes her very entertaining to watch. I don’t understand why people call the anime Watamote (the anime that she’s in) cringy because it really isn’t, it’s just funny. All of the moments that are called cringey … Continue reading Kuroki Tomoko: We Love Her Anyway
Ousama Game felt like my kind of show on the surface. The premise of the game is about gore, violence and unnatural things that are really creepy but also tense as well. I’d like to come out in full favour of the show because it made me want more but I can’t seem to do … Continue reading Ousama Game: Disappointment And Promise
Before reading further I’ll say that you should watch School Days. The anime is a complete trip and it’s a journey that everyone will benefit from going on in the long run. Not to say that I like this show, I actually completely despise it, but don’t let that deter you! When people call this … Continue reading School Days – A Trip Through Hell
This episode was three minutes long! Why was it so short! An issue with using short episodes is that you don’t get the time to be involved in the world and you find that you really don’t care about the show at all. Whatever premise there might have been is just squandered because they don’t … Continue reading How To Mess Up A “Marriage Interview” demonstrated by Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyokina, Mondaiji Episode 1.