First D&D anime of the season is mine! Ha HA! Ah, D&D~ The bustling pseudo-european cities~ the mysterious dramatic backstories~ the perfectly normal names~ the fantasy racism~ the absolutely boring pacing~ No wait, that's not enjoyable. This episode is okay for a premiere, I guess, but for all the decent animation and interesting plot threads … Continue reading First Impressions: King’s Raid: Successors of the Will
Short episode about small girls deserves brief review. This is a mini-episode series about little girls who are also railroads(? I think?). It's cute. Check it out if you've got five minutes to spare. Khajiit has longer reviews if you have coin.
To say this episode defied expectations is both putting it lightly and being extremely charitable.
Go watch it. GIBIATE is good. The characters are good. The story so far is a good mix of ridiculous and relatable. The music fucking slaps. I’m going to gush a bit more, but you need to stop and go watch it, right now, immediately. my recommendation: thirty seconds before this, a screengrab i took … Continue reading First Impressions: GIBIATE
co-written with Charlie. you can check out their archive here if you haven't already. We spent ten minutes before watching this episode speculating about what it could be. That was the most fun we had. Anime News Network claims this is a spin-off of Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories. We could have used this as an … Continue reading First Impressions: Ninja Collection
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
Is this a Dragon Ball thing? This feels like a Dragon Ball thing. God of High School is an adaptation of a webcomic by the same name, about a bunch of teenagers who end up in a fighting tournament. It starts with a couple of corrupt politicians and a bunch of innocent bystanders getting murdered … Continue reading First Impressions: The God of High School
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
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
I've never particularly cared one way or another about Greek mythology and barely remember what little I learned about it in high school so I'm probably not the best person to be covering this one. Fingers crossed that it'll be as stupid as it looks from the thumbnail and I won't actually miss any particularly … Continue reading First Impressions: Extra Olympia Kyklos