First Impressions: Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time

Druidquest was very wrong, I get the worst gotdam anime going. Fight me about it. Did you even try? It's a harem anime. It's a harem anime about a Boring Guy Who Happens to be Strong and already has a girlfriend being constantly propositioned by a bunch of monster and human women. He then makes … Continue reading First Impressions: Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time

First Impressions: Lapis Re:LiGHTs

Harold, I think they're lesbians. Please. Please let them be lesbians. The first magical girl academy is off to a promising, if slow start, with Main Character Girl's arrival to a prestigious magical school with an unfortunate class problem (pun intended). She's immediately sorted into the worst class group, but, in true anime fashion, it … Continue reading First Impressions: Lapis Re:LiGHTs

First Impressions: The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Guest Written by: Noah Haley Do you like wish fulfillment fantasies? Magical academies? Blank slate characters with the personality of a lightly salted baked potato? Congratulations, this might be the anime for you. The first episode is fine. Not the strongest opening, but it’s competent and it gets done what I think it’s meant to. … Continue reading First Impressions: The Misfit of Demon King Academy

First Impressions: Woodpecker Detective’s Office

Attention grabbing one liner. Being able to take a screenshot that manages to sum up most of the show is nice. Woodpecker Detective's Office is about the above poet's friend reminiscing about when the two of them investigating local crimes and mysteries to pay the bills. It's nice. The art style feels kind of old-timey … Continue reading First Impressions: Woodpecker Detective’s Office

First Impressions: Appare-Ranman!

I've got three words for you: steampunk drag race. I didn't know Batman participated in cross country racing. Or, well, steampunk cross country derby. Appare-Ranman! is about a couple of Japanese guys traveling to America and participating in a cross country race for... reasons that have not yet been disclosed. It's fun. It's also kinda … Continue reading First Impressions: Appare-Ranman!

First Impressions: The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited

Pro Tip: Making a main character a rich jerk who uses their money as justification to get away with whatever they want is not a great way to garner viewer sympathy. I hate you so much, you overpriced donut hole. Millionaire Detective is about a millionaire who wakes up one day and decides to be … Continue reading First Impressions: The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited

First Impressions: Princess Connect! Re:Dive

Today's offering is an anime based on a gacha game. My expectations are not high. What beautiful art. What stunning animation. Princess Connect is about an amnesiac protagonist joining up with a bunch of pretty girls and trying to save the world - your typical isekai fantasy gacha fare. I don't know if it's the … Continue reading First Impressions: Princess Connect! Re:Dive

First Impressions: Sing “Yesterday” for Me

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