We’ve had enough of these essay-length titles! Let’s just use a number for a title! If there’s significance to the “86” itself, other than the Americanism meaning “eliminate” or “remove,” I didn’t find it in this show. What I did find was an interesting take on mecha, really good artwork, fairly ordinary characters and story, and lots of feels. And […]
Wow this is one disturbing anime. I’d heard the rumors, so I figured I should watch it and see what all the fuss was about. I found out. The sexual hyper-focus in this series destroys any effort that was put into this work. I can recognize that there are decent points in this anime, but it’s so heavily overshadowed by […]
I like Claymore. It’s a bit different and a bit typical all at the same time. Occasionally I talk about how typical can work, how it’s not always a bad thing. Claymore is another good example of this. Dark and very mythical, there’s no big surprises in this one, but it’s fairly entertaining and has some high points. The characters […]
There is such a thing as obsession with death. I hope none of you have ever encountered it, and I hope you never will. The mentality that imagined and created Deadman Wonderland cannot be a happy one. What unhappy view of reality could envision such a horrorscape?
Combine Monster with FLCL, sprinkle with a little Jojo, plop it in the middle Prohibition-era New York City, and voila! you have Baccano!
This anime is extraordinarily brutal and I’m not completely sure why.
This is one messed up anime! But it’s a great kind of messed up!
Remember how triangles can be similar or congruent? Anime side stories should be neither, in my opinion, but closer to the former if anything. Magia Record is far too close to a copy of the original Puella Magi Madoka Magica for my tastes. It doesn’t particularly add to the world created in that show. That being said, copying a great […]
A beautiful experience! This is a perfect example of how a lightly dramatic slice of life anime should be. Beautiful, carefully crafted artwork, heartfelt characters and storyline, and to top it off, amazing audio work! I don’t know much about playing instruments of any kind, but I know I love the sound of trumpets when the setting is right for […]
Verweile doch, du bist so schön! Das Ewig-Weibliche Zieht uns hinan. My German and Japanese skills are roughly equivalent, meaning I had no idea what that meant. Fortunately we have tools for this kind of thing now, so you all can translate that as well as I can! And once you translate it, you’ll find it doesn’t really do anything […]
This is a top 10 on any top anime list anywhere. Only one season of 24 episodes flies by as it grips you and inspires you and hurts you over and over again. Oddly profound, shamelessly unrealistic, beautiful in so many different ways, this series embodies so many things that make anime great. While it is not about the samurai […]
Magical girl anime is bright, colorful, and super exuberant! Giving little girls something really fun and happy to enjoy during their middleschool years, magical girl genre is all about excitement, kawaii, and happiness! Think this is another iteration of that? Nope. Think again.