First Impressions: The Journey Home

Here follows a Stream of Consciousness Review of The Journey Home, Episode One: cute 3d art style makes the characters look squishy are they aliens or bugs? or alien bugs? bugs. sentient space-dwelling bugs very obviously For Kids, but, like, big kids so... much...talking Character A teaches Character B about B's species cliché in depth … Continue reading First Impressions: The Journey Home

First Impressions: Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs

I somehow managed to completely overlook this one yesterday. Perhaps I was just that eager to play LotRO, or perhaps my brain was protecting me from something. I guess we're about to find out. Okay, so stop me if you've heard this one before: non-threateningly dumb guy moves to a hot spring inn inhabited by … Continue reading First Impressions: Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs

First Impressions: Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion

There really aren't all that many period dramas in anime these days that don't involve anime bullshit in some way, are there? The only recent ones that really come to mind are 91 Days and very arguably Golden Kamuy. That's part of the reason I jumped at the chance to cover this one. Historical fiction with … Continue reading First Impressions: Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion

First Impressions: Late Night! The Genius Bakabon

Another season, another Showa throwback. ...yep, that's about all I got for opening comments. Might as well just get to it. Right off the bat, this show is taking a page from the Osomatsu-san playbook by opening with the main cast discussing how they haven't been on TV in awhile and wondering if they're gonna … Continue reading First Impressions: Late Night! The Genius Bakabon

First Impressions – The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar

So does anime in general just have a massive hard-on for Norse mythology, or just the aesthetic? Because they put it in fucking everything, to the point that it feels kind of shallow and generic every time. Of course, some series actually try to do interesting things with the concepts, but usually they just slap … Continue reading First Impressions – The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar

Gintama Reviews Episode 354: The Evildoers Who Do Good

In today's episode, Gin-san and Kagura drain the pond. New cour means new OP and this one sure does exist. I don't hate it, but I don't particularly love it, either. It seems like the sort that tends to grow on me, but it's equally likely I'll end up skipping it more often than not. … Continue reading Gintama Reviews Episode 354: The Evildoers Who Do Good