Anime Taste Testing: Tsurune – Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu

I imagine that anyone familiar with Kyoto Animation’s style of work – particularly those titles released post-2011 and set primarily in or around high school – will know exactly what they’re getting into with Tsurune. Continue reading


Anime Taste Testing: Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara, Sword Art Online Alicization

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I love me some fantasy, but the more a genre appeals to me, the pickier I tend to be about it. Let’s see how these next two shows fared in that regard. Continue reading

Anime Taste Testing: RErideD – Tokigoe no Derrida

In the year 2050, a young engineer named Derrida discovers a bug in the “Autonomous Machine DZ” he has helped develop. Very nearly assassinated because of this knowledge, which his boss desperately wants to cover up, Derrida manages to escape – only to stumble into a cryogenic sleep chamber and wake up 10 years later, to a post-apocalyptic world taken over by weaponized DZs gone rogue. If all this sounds like it at least couldn’t possibly be boring, think again. Continue reading

Anime Taste Testing: Summer 2018 (Part Whatever)

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This season is now extremely light on quantity for me, having dropped Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes, Phantom in the Twilight, Grand Blue, Aguu, and Muhyo to Rouji after their premiere episodes. Luckily, I’ve found I have a surprising amount to say not only about of course Banana Fish, but also about Angolmois, Free!, and Tsukumogami Kashimasu. Rounding off the proceedings is Lupin III Part V, which I’ve also decided to check back in on. Continue reading

Anime Taste Testing: Aguu, Tsukumogami, Muhyo to Rouji

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There were a couple of latecomers to the table this anime season, and while I always encourage quality over quantity, there are also few enough good titles airing right now that I felt the need to take a look at anything that sounded even remotely interesting. Hence, Aguu: Tensai Ningyou, Tsukumogami Kashimasu, and Muhyo to Rouji no Mahouritsu Soudan Jimusho were all on my radar right from the get-go. Now that they’ve all started airing, let’s see how they each fared. Continue reading