BUBUKI/BURANKI Ep 17: Karoruko Reveals Guy’s Treachery

Note: This post may contain spoilers, so please be cautious! What’s In This Post Quick Episode Summary What Happened in this Episode What I Liked in this Episode What I Liked Not so Much in this Episode Thoughts about the Episode Related Posts Quick Summary The seventeenth episode of BUBUKI/BURANKI: The Gentle Giants of the Galaxy, […]

Izetta: The Last Witch Ep 4: The Witches’ Deepest Secret Revealed

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious! In The Secret of the Witch, the fourth episode in Izetta: The Last Witch, Izetta shares a crucial secret that reveals limits to the scope of her powers; Princess Finé makes difficult decisions about the succession of power in the wake of her father’s death; Lotte’s plan to give Izetta a […]

BUBUKI/BURANKI Ep 16: A Machiavellian Leader’s Vile Treachery

Note: This post may contain spoilers, so please be cautious! The Hunter’s Bullet, the sixteenth episode of BUBUKI/BURANKI: The Gentle Giants of the Galaxy, shows us the Russian Heart Maxim Arsenyevich Balakireva’s contrition betrayed by Guy Barville Abeille‘s Machiavellian treachery; the beginning of Shūsaku Matobai, Kogane Asabuki, and the rest of her team’s journey to liberate Reoko Banryū and their meeting a surprising Buranki; Azuma Kazuki‘s […]

Izetta: The Last Witch Ep 3 – The Witch Enters the Battlefield

In The Sword in the Heavens, episode 3 of Izetta: The Last Witch, the Germanians batter Eylstadt’s defense to the breaking point; Princess Finé declines Izetta’s offer protect her and her people; the view of the battlefield pushes the Princess near despair; and Izetta defies the Princess and engages Germania on the field of battle. Amazon doesn’t have any Izetta: The […]

BUBUKI/BURANKI Ep 15: An Unexpected Confession and a Plea in the Rain

Note: This post may contain spoilers, so please be cautious! In The Right Hand’s Scar, BUBUKI/BURANKI: The Gentle Giants of the Galaxy’s fifteen episode, Kogane Asabuki has to confront Shūsaku Matobai and his confession about his role in her father’s death. Also, we see just how much more effective Bubuki wielders with free-wills can be: Azuma Kazuki‘s limbs made short work […]

Izetta Eps 1 and 2: A Nazi by Any Other Name…

Izetta: The Last Witch has begun its run on Crunchyroll. In the first two episodes (Beginning of the War and Scars and Gunfire), we met Ortfiné (Finé) Fredericka von Eylstadt, princess of Eylstadt, as she journeyed to a neutral country. She’s seeking allies to help defend her people against Germanian invasion. We also meet some of the Germanians […]

BUBUKI/BURANKI Eps 13 and 14: Imōto from the Pits of… Well, You Know!

Note: This may contain spoilers, so please be cautious! BUBUKI/BURANKI: The Gentle Giants of the Galaxy opens the reason with two episodes (episode 13, Black Oubu, and episode 14, The False Heart) that introduce us to Azuma Kazuki’s little sister Karoruko Kazuki, as well as the four borrowed limbs that make up her Buranki. We also […]

Cooler Nights — That Means It’s Time for the Fall 2016 Anime Preview (Part 2)!

I’ve taken the opportunity presented by the recent announcement of Crunchyroll’s and Funimation’s partnership to streamline how I blog about the seasons. Instead of a post for Crunchyroll and a post for Funimation seasons, I’ll just post about the series regardless of its streaming home. That’s probably overdue, anyway, given how I recently reviewed Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, […]

Cooler Nights — That Means It’s Time for the Fall 2016 Anime Preview (Part 1)!

I’ve taken the opportunity presented by the recent announcement of Crunchyroll’s and Funimation’s partnership to streamline how I blog about the seasons. Instead of a post for Crunchyroll and a post for Funimation seasons, I’ll just post about the series regardless of its streaming home. That’s probably overdue, anyway, given how I recently reviewed Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, […]

Waging Wars and Enduring Disappointment: Summer 2016 Recap, Crunchyroll Edition

Crunchyroll’s schedule had so many interesting series that I had a hard time making time to watch them! In the grand scheme of things, that’s a good problem to have. Looking back on the Summer 2016 Crunchyroll season, one series was a rollercoaster alternating between peaks of excitement and confusion. Another was a lesser incarnation of its first […]

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