So it's... Sherlock Holmes but in Japan? That's... fairly standard actually. At least this show acknowledges (and, apparently, delights in) the fact that Holmes is an absolute disaster of a bastard man, so that's something. Also, their take on Mrs. Hudson is delightfully wonderful, and I love her. If you're into Sherlock Holmes, you might … Continue reading First Impressions: Case file n221: Kabukicho
You may not know this, because it's never come up before, because there's an unfortunate dearth of this particular genre recently, but I love a good cooking anime, me. The ludicrous drama! The overly passionate reactions! The ridiculously over the top descriptions of food! The cooking competitions carrying the urgency of life and death! The … Continue reading First Impressions: True Cooking Master Boy
Oh look, an anime about sportsball, my favourite. Ooo, pretty picture. For something about a high school soft tennis club, this anime's actually pretty decent. (Not that sports anime is inherently bad or anything, it's just not my thing.) It's not a very comedic or even happy show (so far), which I should probably warn … Continue reading First Impressions: Stars Align
An assassin teaching a girl how to fight? Sounds intriguing... Angry baby! Or not. There's nothing wrong with this one, per se - the animation, music, etc are all fairly decent, the premise has potential, and the characters are fine. I can't quite shake the feeling something's off about the whole thing, though. It's not … Continue reading First Impressions: Assassin’s Pride
A cop drama, oh boy, I can't wait. I'm sure it won't be sexist at all. Hard same, my dude. So... Main Character Lady is chosen to recruit people for a new drug crimes police squad, even though she's new herself and likely has no training in the relevant skill set, and she's considered the … Continue reading First Impressions: Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth
Is it just me, or are there a lot of isekai coming out this season? Not that I'm complaining, of course. The best girl. This seems like a fairly standard isekai, generally speaking, but I can already tell I'mma love this one, for one very simple reason: I really, really like the main character. Mile … Continue reading First Impressions: Didn’t I say to make my abilities average in the next life?!
Here comes a double review because I forgot to do them sooner and my fellow reviewers were too busy! Huzzah! Anime the First: Africa Salaryman: It's an office worker gag anime that may or may not be poking fun at Americans and office workers. All the characters are anthropomorphic animals, and it's apparently set Somewhere … Continue reading First Impressions: Two For One!
Imagine being fourteen years old and so hilariously neglected by your dickhead parents that not only do you have to get a job on a tuna fishing boat (at 14) and never receive a proper education, but also they sell your soul to a demon because they suck and your life is a joke. Also … Continue reading First Impressions: Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun
I have absolutely no idea what happened in this episode. So the girl named Null tried to resurrect her dead sister? Or something? And wound up building this fluffy.... transforming.... robot.... thing? Wild. Null and Peta (that's pronounced with a short e) is a short comedy anime about a girl genius and her sister. I … Continue reading First Impressions: Null & Peta
Oh, hey, another isekai, yay... Seven kids who are somehow the smartest and bestest in their chosen fields whilst still in high school (even those who, logically, should have graduated in order to advance in said fields) are drawn to another world somehow to Save the Day. So, pretty standard fare, as far as isekai … Continue reading First Impressions: High School Prodigies Have it Easy Even in Another World!