King of Thorn

King of Thorn

Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama Script: Kazuyoshi Katayama and Hiroshi Yamaguchi Studio: Sunrise Sci-fi horror is a genre that’s befuddled me for ages. I can understand the appeal, that often scientific progress into the unknown often has terrifying implications. Mary...

Liz and the Blue Bird (Liz to Aoi Tori)

Liz and the Blue Bird (Liz to Aoi Tori)

In Liz and the Blue Bird (Liz to Aoi Tori), two girls learn that people come and go in your life and there’s no getting around that. Part of the Sound! Euphonium franchise, film’s story is presented two ways. In the main track, that is grounded in quiet realism....

Prospect

Prospect

Before we begin, ten quick notes about Prospect: Gravity in space? Those headphones look awesome. “We could be stranded?” That’s one heck of a plot flag the first few minutes of the movie. Speaking English while inventing another written language? OK. :) Excellent...

Sound of the Sky

Sound of the Sky

Sometimes, a show comes around that you’d be quick to dismiss or outright ignore at first glance. I’ll admit that, when I first heard of Sound of the Sky, I basically set it aside and didn’t really think about it until I caught the trailer on YouTube.  I was sold at...

My Hero Academia The Movie: Two Heroes

My Hero Academia The Movie: Two Heroes

My Hero Academia has taken the anime world by storm. Since the TV series first debuted about two and a half years ago, fans across the globe have been demanding more, more, more from this series. This year, their pleas were finally heard with the release of feature...

Galaxy Angel, Season 1

Galaxy Angel, Season 1

Well, well… This is more like it! I remember watching Galaxy Angel back in college. Just a few years back, I bought the first volume on DVD, which I held on to for some time before selling it off, as buying the show on singles got too pricey, and discs got...

The Future Diary

The Future Diary

Content Warning: Discussion of suggestive themes. Since its premiere in 2011, The Future Diary has managed to claw its way onto a pedestal within the anime community. It’s regarded as one of those untouchable classics of near-universal acclaim. It leads one to...

Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy

Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy

Note: This review contains spoilers for the original Mobile Suit Gundam, as well as the compilation films. Reader discretion is advised. Because all three films were released in one set, this review will contain reviews for all three films. In 1981, Mobile Suit Gundam...

Mazinger Z: Infinity

Mazinger Z: Infinity

I got to the theater early to pick up my ticket, and then headed out to lunch. While I was dining, my server noticed the poster I picked up at the theater and asked to take a picture of it. I just gave it to him. He explained that he watched the show when he was...

Space Pirate Mito

Space Pirate Mito

Alright, so this is probably the first time that I have come across an anime series where I am totally ambivalent about it. I’ll admit that, at times, tackling shows that are this obscure seems this way. But nevertheless, sometimes you have to play the hand you’re...

Gasaraki

Gasaraki

Of course, Japan is the first country to create bipedal armored vehicles for military use, a.k.a. mechs. In Gasaraki, they’re called Tactical Armor (“TA” for short). TAs are superior to tanks in both speed and maneuverability, but most soldiers don’t have the...

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (Double Zeta Gundam)

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (Double Zeta Gundam)

Note: This review may contain spoilers. Reader discretion is advised. In the year UC0088, Judau Ashta lives a peaceful life. He’s a junk dealer in Side 1’s Shangri-La colony . To Judau, sending his sister Lenia to a good school is all that really matters. Outside of...