Netflix’s Castlevania ep 1 – When’s Simon Belmont going to show up?

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?

How A Simple Game Can Be Made So Tense and Terrifying In Anime and Manga – Musical Chairs (Liar Game)

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)

Crunchyroulette Lv 2 – Lychee Light Club/SENGOKUCHOJYUGIGA/Space Brothers

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

What I Watched in June 2018 (recommendations and reviews for anime and manga)

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)

Laytons Mystery Journey ep 1 – The Haunted House Case

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

Hinamatsuri ep 1 – The life of a Yakuza fits with slice of life?

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?

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Ep 1 – A Redemption for SAO?

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?

Hisone To Maso-tan ep 1 – I Love Airplane Dragons!

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!

What I watched in April 2018 (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)

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)

It’s Difficult to Love an Otaku ep 1 – It’s Difficult to Love This Show

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

What I watched in January 2018 (Reviews and Recommendations for anime and manga)

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)

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion – Love is Destructive / I need you

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

Crunchyroll ANIME AWARDS – Pulling it out of the bag again!

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!

Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Beast that Shouted “I” at the Heart of the World / Take Care of Yourself [26]

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 [26]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – A world that’s ending / Do you Love me? [25]

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? [25]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Final Messenger / The Beginning and the End, or ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ [24]

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’ [24]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – At least, be human / Don’t be [22]

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 [22]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – The birth of NERV / He was aware that he was still a child [21]

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 [21]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Shape of heart, shape of human / Weaving a Story 2: oral stage [20]

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 [20]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – A Man’s Battle / Introjection [19]

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 [19]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – In Sickness Unto Death, and… / Splitting of the Breast [16]

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 [16]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Lies and Silence / Those Women longed for the touch of others’ lips, and thus invited their kisses. [15]

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. [15]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Angel Invasion / Lilliputian Hitcher [13]

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 [13]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Value Of Miricles / She said, ‘Don’t make others suffer for your personal hatred’ [12]

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’ [12]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – In The Still Darkness / The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still [11]

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 [11]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Moment and Heart Together / Both of you, dance like you want to win! [9]

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! [9]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Asuka Arrives In Japan / Asuka Strikes! [8]

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! [8]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Decisive Battle in Tokyo-3 / Rei II [6]

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 [6]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Rain After Running Away / A Hedgehog’s Dilemma [4]

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 [4]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Phone That Never Rings / A Transfer [3]

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 [3]

Berserk – Put Your Grasses On, waiting for so long

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

My Fall 2017 Anime Season Is Completely Empty: Sequels [3]

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 [3]

Great Ippo Characters: Takamura, Takemura and Hiroko

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

My Fall 2017 Anime Season Is Completely Empty: Black Clover [2]

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 [2]

Ghibli’s Failed Romance: The Ocean Waves / Umi Ga Kikoeru

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

My Fall 2017 Anime Season Is Completely Empty: Mahoustukai No Yome [1]

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 [1]

Tsurezure Children Is A Great High School Rom-Com!

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!

Evil or Live, The Dustbin For Children Which Is Also A Dustbin

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

How To Mess Up A “Marriage Interview” demonstrated by Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyokina, Mondaiji Episode 1.

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.

Tsubaki and Urabe: The Great Couple From Mysterious Girlfriend X

I really like the couple of Tsubaki an Urabe from mysterious girlfriend X despite all the problems other people have to say about it.   A big criticism that I’ve heard about the couple is that they don’t really make any progress with the relationship. Despite the fact that they learn from each other each … Continue reading Tsubaki and Urabe: The Great Couple From Mysterious Girlfriend X

Deciding What To Watch Based Off Of MAL Pictures & Information (Fall 2017 Anime)

The new anime season starts soon and I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be focussing on the new season whilst Ross continues to do whatever stupid thing he’s doing. I’m very new to anime but I hope to keep up with the new season and talk about whatever cool stuff aired that week. I’m undecided … Continue reading Deciding What To Watch Based Off Of MAL Pictures & Information (Fall 2017 Anime)