Gate Episode 14: Well, That Escalated Quickly!

The 14th episode of Gate called The Imperial Capital Quake (the 2nd episode of the second season) gave Sergeant Shoni Kuribayashi a chance to show her hand to hand combat skills. And shot a lot. Like Rory Mercury? You can buy a wall scroll of her from Amazon! What Happened An earthquake strikes the capital. The Japanese Self […]

Dimension W Episode 1: Wow, Gasoline is Expensive!

The first episode, which is called Collector, introduces us to a world where gasoline is almost $100 a gallon and almost all energy comes from Dimension W. All of the nations of the world depend on that energy. What could go wrong? Want to read the paperback version of this series? You can buy it here […]

Winter 2016 Anime Slate: Funimation Edition

Funimation’s Winter 2016 season has some intriguing shows! Here’re the ones I’ll be watching: Dagashi Kashi Kokonotsu Shikada dreams of becoming a manga artist. His father, Yō Shikada, the eighth family owner of his candy shop, wants his son to become the ninth. Kokonotsu adamantly refuses to even consider it. One day, Hotaru Shidare shows up with a request from […]

Winter 2016 Anime Slate: Crunchyroll Edition

The Winter 2016 season’s underway. Here’s what I’m watching on Crunchyroll! Note: There are spoilers sprinkled throughout these descriptions, so it’s best if you watch the first episode of each before reading. Or, if you don’t plan to watch a show at all, maybe reading the description will pique your interest! Active Raid A technology […]

Gate Episode 13: An Earth-Shattering Experience!

Gate Episode 13 (or season 1 episode 1) digs deeper into the empire’s depravity. It also shows that getting to know the down-trodden can be life-saving! If you enjoyed the soundtrack, you can buy it from Amazon! What Happened Working with Princess Pina Co Lada, Koji Sugawara of the Japanese diplomatic team host a garden […]

Caw of Fame: Corpse Princess (Shikabane Hime)

What’s it mean to be in the Caw of Fame? It’s a take-off on Hall of Fame, and since crows make the sound “caw…” For a series to earn this “honor,” it has to meet these two criteria: the last episode has to have debuted at least a year ago and I have to like […]

Fall 2015 Recap: Funimation Edition

In my post kicking off Funimation’s 2015 Fall Schedule, I identified 5 shows that seemed to appeal to me. At the time, I bemoaned a lack of my favorite shows liked Gate and Overlord, which were from the previous season. Turns out that was prophetic: I found Funimation’s Fall 2015 schedule to be very hit […]

Fall 2015 Recap: Crunchyroll Edition

The Fall 2015 season is just about wrapped up! It’s time to look back at the Crunchyroll series I said I’d follow and see if the series I picked to watch were enjoyable! Warning: Minor spoilers ahead! The Asterisk War Quick Summary: Amagiri Ayato transfers to Seidoukan Academy, where he meets and befriends Julis-Alexia van Riessfeld. They […]

Concrete Revolutio Episode 13: The Concrete Hits the Fan

The thirteenth episode of Concrete Revolutio, “Riots in Shinjuku,” cements Jirou Hitoyoshi’s decision to leave the Superhuman Bureau. If you’re interested, you can buy the introductory theme from Amazon! Buckle your seat belts. A lot went down in this episode! Be warned: there are spoilers below! What Happened The Strange Power Risk Management Office has finished their police-commissioned investigation. They […]

5 Funny and Light-Hearted Anime Series

Do you ever just want to sit down and watch an anime that makes you smile? A show that helps you laugh and push the world back to arm’s length? Here are five shows that are my go-to series to refresh me through humor or big-heartedness. Servant x Service Lucy Yamagami, Yutaka Hasebe, and Saya Miyoshi start work […]

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