Spring 2016 Recap: Crunchyroll Edition

When the Spring 2016 season got underway, I complained that Crunchyroll had too many shows that I wanted to watch! So what did Crunchyroll do to atone for this? Of course, they carried even more showed that I wanted to watch! Flying Witch and Anne-Happy brutally attacked my free time! I’m not sure how I make it through the […]

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Episode 11: The Gathering Dark

In “Burning Life,” the eleventh episode of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, things somehow get even darker. Biba Amatori unleashes his plot on the shogun’s city Kongoukaku; Ayame has no good choice but to help him. We find out what happened to Kurusu, and it entails rope. Kajika, Kibito, and others from the Koutetsujou deal with the aftermath of Takumi’s decision at […]

The Asterisk War Episode 24: Hydra Attack! Claudia’s Dad Did What?

In Reunion, the the last episode of The Asterisk War’s second season, Julis Riessfeld, Amagiri Ayato, Sasamiya Saya, and Toudou Kirin face off against Gustave Malraux; Claudia Enfield takes care of a pressing family matter affecting them all; Jolbert Riessfeld makes a surprisingly kingly decision. To celebrate the last episode of the second season, check out this merchandise […]

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Episode 10: Waaaay More Evil Doesn’t Tell the Half of It!

In “The Attacking Weak,” Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress‘ 10th episode, Ikoma, Kibito, Takumi, and others plot an uprising; we find out what Biba Amatori’s using the crew of the Koutetsujou for; Mumei still holds out some trust and hope in Biba; things get really dark at the end. Really dark. Like, really, really, really dark. Interested in Kabaneri […]

Kotobukiya’s Rory Mercury Figure – As Awesome as Rory Herself!

I pre-ordered Rory Mercury from CDJapan late in 2015. Why? Because Gate was (and is!) one of my favorite series, and because Rory Mercury is one of my favorite characters in that series. She’s over 960 years old, she’s the apostle of Emroy (god of death and darkness), and the tension between her calm and composed persona and […]

The Asterisk War Episode 23: Family Matters and a Major Coincidence

In The Lonely Strega, the 23rd episode in The Asterisk War, Jolbert Riessfeld makes a touching, unselfish request and a plaintive, selfish request; Julis Riessfeld runs into an old friend whose personality has taken a turn for the worse; Amagiri Ayato goes up against his most powerful foe to date; and Claudia Enfield gets to go on […]

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Episode 9: Waaaay More Evil Than Expected

In Fang of Ruin, the ninth episode of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Mumei learns a terrible lesson about trust and despair. Ayame reveals the steel in her spine. Yukina demonstrates her unflinching loyalty. After many trials, Ikoma learns the limits of his strength. And finally, Biba demonstrates an almost unrivaled level of depravity. Amazon […]

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Episode 8: Scandal! Big Brother Not a Bother At All!

In Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress’s 8th episode, The Silent Hunter, we get to know more about Biba Amatori, the one who Mumei called “brother,” and as we might expect, there’s more to him than he lets on. He’s not even Mumei’s blood brother! Plus, Enoku meets his fate. And shockingly, Ikoma speaks disrespectfully to authority! Amazon has […]

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