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
Welcome back to my drawing manga series, where I draw really good manga really really badly. Perhaps it's nice to see someone else's take on a character, or perhaps it's just nice to watch someone fail. Either way, you are reading this, so please brace yourself for what is to come. Although I don't have … Continue reading Drawing Your Favourite Iconic Manga (Badly)
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
Many of you may have noticed it by now, but this is not an anime blog anymore, and if this is a sudden shock to you, why are you so shocked? It's been this way for a while. I'm not just talking about the Asian drama challenge, but the last post I made (provided it … Continue reading This Is Not An Anime Blog Anymore
This question is very subjective, and some may argue that a show is only as popular is it should be, however if shows can gain massive popularity, only to retroactively have it's fan base turn on it and realise how bad it is (SAO) then surely it is possible that a good show could have … Continue reading Why do Good Shows Get Under-hyped?
Big head son, little head daddy is a series that brings a smile upon every person's face who has known it and grown up with it. The series has been recommended to me by multiple people and followed up with by friends to see what I thought about it. However, much to their disappointment it … Continue reading How Bad Shows get Over-hyped – Using Kid’s Cartoon’s as Examples
Even if I really liked the show a lot I will rarely re-watch it. There are of course plenty of reasons to this, and of course reasons in the specific cases where I would overlook these reasons to re-watch it! So why go back to re-watch something? The obvious reason is that you enjoy it, … Continue reading I Don’t Tend To Re-watch Anything
Today's question was "Favourite drama season and why?" but I may spoil you now and say I don't have one, because I do not really watch anything seasonally. First of all I didn't even know that seasons for Asian drama's existed, the length of drama's tend to be longer than 12 episodes, more like 20, … Continue reading Why Watch Shows Seasonally?
It's hard to imagine anyone really taking this question seriously, but if you think about it perhaps theirs a compelling case. Of course, they're so different that we need both words however let's think about this properly, or well try too. Asian drama's are obviously not anime, however that doesn't mean that the opposite is … Continue reading Are Anime’s Also Asian Drama’s?
Should you stream or download? It's a question asked surprisingly a lot yet I don't personally think there should be much of a debate. Surely it's stream right? Like why bother downloading when it's freely available right there? I might see it like this. Streaming is more convenient, whereas downloading (and we all know we're … Continue reading To Download or To Stream…To Pirate or To Buy… What To Do? Yeah… What To Do?
Yesterday I talked about what makes me keep watching a piece of media once it's already got my interest, however what about from the outside looking in? What makes me choose to watch that thing in the first place? Well not a lot, I'm a simple person prepared to try things without much of a … Continue reading What Makes Me Watch… Well Anything?
Before I even got into Asian Drama's I was a fan of this manga called Liar Game, and thought it would be interesting if there was an anime adaptation of it. There wasn't so I settled on watching, and actually reviewing episodically the Japanese version of Liar Game. I didn't watch it out of enjoying … Continue reading Why I Avoid Live Action Adaptations From Anime And Manga – Using Liar Game As An Example
First of all what even is the ADB for people who don't know? The ADB is a series of blog posts that was intended to act as an anime database. It was supposed to be a collection of every anime I watched, giving people recommendations and other shows to look at as well as information … Continue reading Why I’m Deleted the ADB (Like 200 blog posts)
So I know all of you have been waiting with baited breath to finally find out what happened to Kaiji! This section of the manga, with Kaiji planning his escape and then executing it has taken 22 chapters and now it seems like it's finally over! While it was great for most of it, there … Continue reading So What Happened to Kaiji? Kaiji Part 6 – Chapter 62 – Revelation – Review
One day I was sat down at the computer desk or looking at my phone, likely as you are now. I was just browsing YouTube and getting myself distracted, sort of passing the time, when a video from the best guy ever popped up. Considering that this was indeed, the best guy ever, I naturally … Continue reading Becoming Ippo
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
Today I did an anime quiz with the anime society at my university, where I performed brilliantly and won a prize! I came third, but considering the person who came second didn't know who Son Goku was, or recognise him from his picture I'm not so sure whether or not I should be celebrating. "How … Continue reading I Won Madoka Magica Playing Cards!
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
Thank you to a nerdy perspective for the tag! I've not seen this tag before but it looks fun, let's try it out! Rules: Display the My Pirate Crew logo and add ‘My Pirate Crew’ as a tag. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog. Link back to the original … Continue reading An Insane Pirate Crew – My Pirate Crew Tag
Sorry for not keeping up with blogging lately much like I've not been blogging I've not been watching a lot of anime either! So this list might be short but hopefully you'll find something you like! Animal Crossing There is actually an animal crossing movie! Yeah it's pretty good, and a very relaxing experience to … Continue reading What I Watched In January (Recommendations and Reviews of Anime and Manga)
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!
It's time for the annual posts talking about the top 12 manga I read in 2018! Reading manga is quite a struggle for me and last year it wasn't even possible to make this list since I probably didn't even read 12 manga's in that year! But now that I have it's time to talk … Continue reading Top 12 Manga I read 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
I had a realisatoin after looking at my anime history this month -I've not watched any anime's in the last two weeks! So I might not have as much to talk about this time. That being said I did finish a lot of shows that I had been watching over the course of the year … Continue reading What I Watched in December 2018 (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)
Happy Christmas all of you! I hope that you're having a lovely Christmas day! Now let's talk about Gantz's manga because it's great. Here's why. I like being able to read through manga insanely quickly. I don't think we should be coming to manga for book reading. The art is the main appeal for me … Continue reading Why I Love Gantz’s Manga – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 12!
Perhaps Ghibli's Gauche the Cellist (film) is overlooked by too many people. First of all theirs the idea that Ghibli didn't even make it and it was made by the studio before they called themselves Ghibli, but MAL list Gauche on the list of Ghibli creations so that's good enough for me. It's not a … Continue reading The Ghibli Cellist – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 11
The ending of Liar Game might not be great however I'm glad the game ended like this. Essentially in the last game they reduce themselves to a stalemate where neither side can win. This is when the employees start wondering just how long they'll have to be there and start walking out causing the competition … Continue reading Liar Game got Solved! – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 10
One of the anime's I watched this year was Welcome to the NHK which is actually a really great show. NHK is an abbreviation where the letters only match in Japanese meaning "Japanese Hikikomori Association" so essentially our main character Sato believes he's in a mass conspiracy which makes him stay indoors for good. It's … Continue reading Misaki – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 9
Thank you very much for the tag A Nerdy Perspective! The only time I find it easy to be funny is in a conversation so this is definitely going to go well! The rules: Accept and thank your challenger(s) by linking back to their post. Make a post of one-sentence summaries / roasts of at … Continue reading One Liner Tag Challenge Thing – Anime Version Edition Attempt Number 0
I recently started reading anime news network and it's good, really good actually. So I thought I'd explain why I like it so much and also try and convince you to maybe check it out if your interested! All sources of facts and information will be from ANN. You won't care about most of it … Continue reading The Value of Reading Anime News Sites
Hajime no ippo is a really good series whether you like boxing or not however some of the best fights that it has are to do with the side characters, this one in particular who I will be talking about is Date Eiji because I thought he was really cool! So Date Eiji enters the … Continue reading Hajime No Ippo Date Eiji – 12 Days of Anime Christmas day 8
"Confessions" is a manga written by Fukumoto Noboyuki but drawn by another person who draws with a different art style. Fukumoto's art style is iconic and excellent however I can only assume that it was to create a different tone that he switched artist. Which to be honest was a good choice. Confessions opens with … Continue reading “I’ve got a Confession to Make” – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 7
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
If you haven't seen Detroit Metal City you're in for a treat. It's a hilarious comedy about a normal dude who has to pretend to be a demon into crazy heavy metal music even though it goes against his nature. But when he does change into his performer he becomes Krauser who is crazy. Also … Continue reading DMC Krauser is Crazy – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 6
If you are a fairly big anime fan I'd be surprised if you didn't know what mahjong was. A lot of shows have games of mahjong in them and it's normally when you find yourself being insanely confused to a point that you don't understand what's going on. So this is what the tiles look … Continue reading I’ve joined a Mahjong Club!
Perhaps one of my most tense and enjoyable moment from anime this year was when I watched space brothers and specifically Hibito's moon mission. Previously I didn't spoil all of this but now I will talk about absolutely everything that went down that day since it was just so good to watch. So Hibito and … Continue reading One Hell of a Moon Mission – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 5
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?
Thank you very much for sticking around with my 12 days of anime Christmas. Even though I am writing this one at 11pm with 1 hour left before the days over I'm actually writing this for tomorrow's day instead since it's already looking pretty busy! Now then I've been re-watching Akagi this year so I … Continue reading Bad ass Akagi Moments! – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 4
With talk about the possibility of a new 2D Berserk adaptation coming to Netflix how could I not talk about my thoughts? After all Berserk 1997 is my favourite anime. First of all I just want to say that of course I want this to actually happen, of course I want a 2D Berserk anime, … Continue reading I Love Berserk 1997 For It’s Age, Not Despite It
Phew welcome to day 3 of the 12 days of anime Christmas, I hope you're excited! Historically I have used this challenge to talk about my most emotional moments from the favourite shows that I have watched specifically within that year. So naturally I had to talk about barefoot Gen considering it impacted me so … Continue reading Barefoot Gen Is Non-fiction and Why That Means Something – 12 Days of Anime Christmas
No not again! How could I let this happen! Right now theirs only one day left of the last day of anime Christmas and so far no posts have been written, so essentially I've left it too late again, which sucks sort of! But who can blame me really, it's been a pretty hectic day … Continue reading 12 Days of Anime Christmas – I’ve done it again! Day 2!!!!
Oh no what have I done!! It's the 12 days of anime Christmas, theirs 2hrs 15mins left of the 1st day and I have absolutely no clue about anything that I want to talk about oh nooooo!! Anyway I guess I'm doing this now, thank you to Rose for reminding me! Try this post about death … Continue reading 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 1 – AHHHHHHHHHHHH! Saint Young Men I guess
Something that I always thought would be interesting would be a live-action spin off of one of my favourite shows of all time Kaiji ultimate survivor. Well it turns out that one actually exists! While prying through the anime news network archives looking for interviews with my favourite mangaka Fukumoto Noboyuki I instead happened upon … Continue reading Netflix has a Kaiji Live Action Spin Off!
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
Hey it's the subject which makes absolutely everyone horribly uncomfortable and disgusted. Did you miss it? I know I didn't! But as disgusted as thinking about loli/shota porn makes me, I've had some thoughts that I feel like I should say. So here they are! Regardless of your stance on the side of the debate … Continue reading We Should Ban Loli/Shota Hentai
Recently on the way to lectures I found that someone had actually used my contact form on my website. A certain SUSUMU TAKAYANAGI whose name is written in all caps for some reason telling me about his legal manga website. He basically offered me an affiliate link to use so that when other people buy … Continue reading Why I Rented “Your Butt Fetish is a Pain in My Ass” Volume 1
This is the last post of the top ten series finally. This list has been the most difficult to come up with because these are the posts I care the most about, have spent the most time on and am the most passionate about. I call these passion projects because they are blog posts or … Continue reading 700 Blog Posts! Top 10 Passion Projects!
This might be a big one since this is the month where the post "I watched 24 hours of anime" was came out. Yeah. Tonnes of episode ones that I'll never revisit. Mirai Mirai is the new Momorou Hosoda film and I watched it in cinema's on it's release date! Yeah that shows just how … Continue reading What I watched in November (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)
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
I recently passed a milestone in the number of posts that I've written on my blog (no spoilers for what that milestone was yet - if you really want to know go to my Twitter) so I've been looking back across everything I've written to compile posts that I really liked the most into a … Continue reading The Blog Posts I Wanted To Be The Best
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
The title is no lie, I actually did watch 24 hours of anime yesterday. Let me explain. At my university we have an anime society and theirs this event once a year where we watch anime for 24 hours for charity - Where they ask the members to give money to watch anime. We started … Continue reading Yesterday I watched 24 hours of anime
It's that time of the month again and it feels like it's gone way too quickly. The series that I'm watching lately are pretty huge. Monster is 74 episodes and Space brothers is 99. While I got close to finishing space brothers it still won't be done until next month and monster, you might have … Continue reading What I watched in October (Recommendations and Reviews for anime and manga)
When you think of legendary comedy Great Teacher Onizuka horror is not what first springs to mind. However it features a horror story which has been very influential to a lot of people I know. Here's why. The Horror Story (How I remember it - not copying the shows version) A man was walking home … Continue reading How A Horror Story from GTO Influenced So Many People I know
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
As some of you may know I'm at University now and believe it or not it's difficult to blog when you're whole life completely changes! Things are still settling down so blogging should hopefully continue soon! At my University there was a place set up where posters were on sale. I saw a tonne of … Continue reading I Got Some Ghibli Posters!
Here is the whole database of anime that I wrote in February, the project is finally complete so here is every single review in case you wanted to read the whole thing without going through every single post. It is unformatted and just short reviews which are a small part of the overall project. Interestingly … Continue reading The Anime Database (All Entries)
Welcome back to yet another "what I watched", I'm going to recommend you some anime and manga that I read this month now! Ponpoko This film is about talking raccoons fighting against humans to protect their home, and as soon as I heard that premise I immediately started watching! What I got wasn't that exactly … Continue reading What I Watched in August (Recommendations and Reviews for anime and manga)
Recently I've been reading this crazy messed up manga called dead tube which I was really enjoying until it introduced a story trope which I hate: Which one of us is the killer? This story tends to take place on a place where everyone knows each other and nobody can escape. Often a ship in … Continue reading Which One Of Us Is The Killer – A Story Trope I Tend To Hate
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?
That's right I am now in the brotherhood of the world! Thank you to a nerdy perspective for nominating me! She has an amazing blog which I greatly recommend! (Pointless fake backstory which you should only read if you know what the dark brotherhood is) So what the hell happened that I became a part … Continue reading I’M IN THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE WORLD! (AWARD)
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
Pressing random on CrunchyRoll can bring up some pretty funny results. So I thought that I might try writing a post about random titles that I found through pressing the random button! PUNCHIM@S I dropped this after one very short two minute episodes. Basically these two girls try and convince their older brother to buy … Continue reading Crunchyroulette Round 1 – PUNCHIM@S/Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi/Taboo Tatoo
I feel like I've not watched any anime at all this month, and that's basically true, the only anime I finished this month was Saiki season 2 (which I covered last month but hadn't seen the final three episodes) and that means that every single anime on this list is a movie! That's right all … Continue reading What I Watched In July 2018 (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)
I was tagged ages ago for this challenge by Pete Davison whose blog is worth checking out! (so do that). I've not been a follower for long but I like this post the most. Link back to the original post on Anime Q and A so they can check out everyone’s picks! Use the ‘Build A Harem’ … Continue reading The “Build a Harem” Tag – Extreme Dere Edition
I thought it was about time to sharpen my pencil again and draw a few more pictures. Some of these took more time than others! Chitoge - Nisekoi The main thing to worry about here is that the size of the head is a lot smaller than it should be. I probably did this because … Continue reading Drawing Some Anime As If This Was A Different Series
This post is nothing but an out of context video https://youtu.be/yS47FEziER8
Instead of drawing something new I thought that it would be interesting to see how much I could change a previously drawn image with colored pencils and pens. So I've made edits to some and thought I'd present it in a before and after format. Before After I made an adjustment of going over it … Continue reading Redrawing My Manga As If It Was Slightly Different
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
Here we are! It's the last day of music week and this one is a treat! Probably my favourite song of all time. I love it for the peaceful tranquility it communicates in a world of terror and war known as Midland. If you ever see me with my headphones on chances are I'm listening … Continue reading Music Week – Gattsu (Theme of Guts)
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 love the Berserk manga a lot and I thought it would be really interesting to dissect everything in the chapter. In the past I did a thing like this for chapter 1 and 2 but would like to continue it for the chapters leading up to the flashback. I just think that there is … Continue reading Berserk Is The Greatest Manga of All Time: Chapter 1
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
I seem to have accidentally fallen into a pattern where everything I write is 500 words and it's really weird to me. When I write a blog posts about a point if my idea is really short it hardly feels worth it to post. Like it lacks substance or ideas, especially passion. It doesn't feel … Continue reading On 500 Word Anime
Until recently I would have absolutely said yes to this question. There are so many manga's that take a huge amount of time to read. It's often that the worry of "will a show get bad" stops becoming a possibility and an inevitability since the mangaka's get so overworked that it becomes near impossible to … Continue reading Is Manga too Long?
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
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
It’s that time of the month again and I’m glad to say that I’ve found time to watch a little bit more this time, on paper at least, there are a lot of films here. I’m still busy scheduling everything and maybe it’s pretty bad that I’ve been watching these instead of reading everyone else … Continue reading What I watched/Read in March 2018 (Reviews and Recommendations for anime and manga)
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
What did I watch this month? Almost nothing at all, but the few things I did watch I liked! So let's get right into the shows! Recorder and Randsell This is one of those short anime's that you can relax and binge watch in a night, there are two seasons so why not take it … Continue reading What I watched in February 2018 (Reviews and Recommendations for Anime and Manga)
I am going to go on an extremely long break from blogging up until Mid-August most likely due to personal and private reasons. Not to leave you with no content for many months I will be launching my data base of anime project at this time because it’s the perfect time for it to come … Continue reading Announcing the Database of Anime Project!
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
I recently had the opportunity to watch Pluto at the barbican in London! Pluto is an adaptation from Astro boy, one of the early anime’s, and is about a certain part of the show or the books about Pluto. I really liked it and would recommend, if not for the fact that the show’s not … Continue reading Pluto: The Astro Boy Theatre Production
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
A while ago I released a post telling people about the huge sale on the visual novels, now I’ve read the first one and I’m ready to talk about it! More people would have watched the anime instead of reading the novels due to the pay wall in the way so I will be more … Continue reading Higurashi: Visual novel and anime comparison
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
Ages ago while eromanga was airing a member of a weekly review podcast decided to copy the characters in eromanga sensei. In eromanga sensei the main characters are terrible people but also light novel writers, writers who are able to write a whole light novel in one day. The person on this podcast tried to … Continue reading Eromanga Sensei – Taking Inspiration from Art
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