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Jun 28, 2015
Nanoha’s really grown on me, from a series I didn't think much of the first time I saw it to one of my favorite franchises today. I was excited when they announced Vivid, because it's the first new Nanoha anime to come out since I really became a fan. So how does it stack up? For me it was a 7.5/10 series (rounded down to 7 for reasons I’ll get to) and mostly met my expectations, but it also had some issues that kept it from matching the heights of previous seasons. Here are a few of its biggest strengths, weaknesses, and things that could read more
Dec 22, 2014
“Kanzaki Tomoyo, can you swear with certainty to God that superpowers don’t exist in our world?” So asks Andou Jurai of his friend Tomoyo, after she chastises him for pretending that superpowers actually exist. As Andou continues ranting about probabilities, another character sighs that there’s nothing worse than a defiant chuuni. Moments later, everyone watches in shock as a bright light appears in the room, and black flames erupt from Andou’s right hand.

This opening scene sets the table for the rest of Inou-Battle, a supernatural harem comedy adapted from Kota Nozumi’s light novel series. The mysterious light leaves each of the five main read more
Nov 8, 2014
I did not know what to expect when I began watching Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero. The previews teased that it was going to be another slice-of-life series, but looks were deceptive. While it has some SOL elements, at its core it's a magical girl show, and a pretty serious one, too. Here’s my final review of the entire series, as of 12/26/2014. If you just want an overall recommendation without any other details, feel free to skip to the tl;dr section at the very bottom.

The Plot In a Nutshell:
Middle school girls in a "Hero Club" perform small everyday acts of heroism in the normal read more