Dororo (2019)

Dororo (2019)

Dororo begins on a dark and stormy night in feudal Japan.  A deal is stuck between daimyō (and candidate for worst father ever) Daigō Kagemitsu  and forty-eight sealed demons.  In exchange for money, power and prosperity of his kingdom, Kagemitsu makes the fiends an...

The Saga Tanya The Evil: The Movie

The Saga Tanya The Evil: The Movie

Grab your popcorn and slide into those comfy red seats, readers, because it’s time for another cinematic review! Much like my Free! Take Your Marks review, I’ll be treating Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie as a chronicle of the entire experience. My commentary on the...

Kingdom (Live Action)

Kingdom (Live Action)

One of the joys of attending Anime Expo is the plethora of premieres. This year, I was fortunate enough to attend the US premiere of Shinsuke Sato’s live-action film, Kingdom. Kingdom began its life as a manga series by Yasuhisa Hara, which launched in Shueisha’s...

A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice

I tend to be pretty on the ball when it comes to realizing when I am watching something truly special. When analyzing anime films and TV shows, though, I tend to play the waiting game,, as it’s only after a few views that a piece can really come together for me. So,...

The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Part 1 (Episodes 1 – 12)

The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Part 1 (Episodes 1 – 12)

The Ancient Magus’ Bride captivated audiences when it first aired in the Fall 2017 season. Fans fell in love with this adaptation of Kore Yamazaki’s manga of the same name, and the world that it lay before them. In the story, a fifteen-year-old girl named Chise Hatori...

Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn

Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn

“You can relax child, I am cursed with a strong sense of duty.” Do not be fooled by the art or the animation style; Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn is an Eldritch Horror, wrapped up in cute aesthetic. As it is an adaptation of an anime that itself was adapted from a...

Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team

Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team

Note: This review may contain spoilers, reader discretion advised. Due to the release of 08th MS Team containing both the OVA series and Miller’s Report this review will contain will reviews for both. As the One Year War rages on, the Federation has began to mass...

Free! Take Your Marks

Free! Take Your Marks

Free! Take Your Marks is the third film in Kyoto Animation’s well-established Free! anime franchise. Because of this, I won’t spend too much time talking about the title’s cast members or plot. Instead, I’ll be focusing solely on what the fanbase is here to see. I...

Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower

Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower

I’ve been a fan of the Fate universe ever since I saw Studio DEEN’s 2006 adaptation of Saber’s route from the original Fate/stay night visual novel. Even I have to admit, though, that the Fate/stay night story has become a smidge convoluted thanks to the fluid...

Haikyu!! Battle of Concepts

Haikyu!! Battle of Concepts

Haikyu!! is a shonen sports anime spanning three seasons, which follows the trials and tribulations of the Karasuno High School volleyball team. More specifically, it traces the team’s evolution from a lovable group of misfits and dreamers. Viewers are taken along for...

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....