This looks like a weird horror anime. Is it a weird horror anime? That is an excellent question. Yep, it's a weird horror anime. High school kid starts turning into a mascot monster (pictured above), saves teenage girl from burning building (whose top is undone for some reason?), attempts to sexually assault her (not intentionally, … Continue reading First Impressions: Gleipnir
This is an anime about a gyaru who wakes up one morning to discover that she got drunk the night before and came home with a dinosaur that looks like a muppet. I ain't gonna lie, I was kinda just expecting this to be a cute but unimpressive little gag series that I'd watch once … Continue reading First Impressions: Gal and Dino
This is an anime about an aspiring artist named Arte who runs away from her life in the lesser nobility of 16th century Florence to take an apprenticeship under a grumpy anime man named Leo. It's fine. The anime characters draw in the style of Renaissance realism, and the clashing art styles is never not … Continue reading First Impressions: Arte
My first attempt to write this was lost due to human error. That's always fun. I'm predisposed to like anyone with such an obvious appreciation for feathered death omens. This anime's based on a manga about an ensemble cast of college aged humans living their normal human lives and reacting in normal human ways. So … Continue reading First Impressions: Sing “Yesterday” for Me
Oh, hey, it's an isekai about a girl. How much you wanna bet it's main focus will be ~romance~? You're adorable. So I was right, but also wrong, and it's delightful. I'm not gonna get into it here, because you really should watch it for yourself, but basically it's about the main character trying to … Continue reading First Impressions: My Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
And... we're back to anime based on something else (a manga, is this case). Neat. #mood I really enjoy it when any form of media allows their female characters to be as dumb, chaotic, and/or normal as their male characters. Especially when said female characters are the main character, as is the case with Wave. … Continue reading First Impressions: Wave, Listen to Me!
An actual original anime, based on nothing at all! Remarkable! You say that like it's a bad thing. Listeners is a weird mix of post-apocalypse, mecha, and music, and it absolutely works for me. The art style is interesting, the animation dynamic, and the music is really, really, really good. The first episode managed to … Continue reading First Impressions: Listeners
Here's another one based on a game. Are anime creators running out of ideas? Listen to the talking cat, for he is wise. This one wasn't bad. Yeah, the main character is kind of stupid/annoying, but that's just room to grow, right? I really like the concept of saving books by having authors enter them … Continue reading First Impressions: Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement-
An anime based on a long running video game series I've never heard of! Yay... I commend you, strange doll-like kidnapper, on your choice of millinery. I'm not a big fan of this one, gotta say. The characters were fairly bland and boring, the plot had an unfortunate lack of exposition, and some brilliant individual … Continue reading First Impressions: Sakura Wars the Animation
A quick google search revealed very little about this one, except that it's a slice of life comedy based on a manga. Hmmm... Aww~~~ She's sleeping on her dad~ Ok, so it's about a dad hiding his job as a manga artist from his daughter? Which he's kept secret because he thinks it'll embarrass her … Continue reading First Impressions: Kakushigoto