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Oct 30, 2017
Preliminary
Shokugeki is... A cooking battle shonen. For me some shows will always be defined by their premise, and this is certainly one of them. Gintama is historical science fiction comedy. Mushishi is supernatural hiking. And this is Chopped ramped alllll the way up to 11. The best part about this, is that the show knows it is, and consequently pours its all into being exactly what it is: a carousel of mouth watering food, excessive dinner-induced fanservice, and quirky, plucky characters.

To be honest there's not much more to say about this next installment in the series. The plot is advancing closer to the point we've read more
Oct 30, 2017
Preliminary
As I have not seen the original Kino's Journey, I am basing this review solely as a watcher of the 2017 adaptation.

Kino's Journey is... a thought provoking anime. The general tone of the show is lighthearted, bordering on the level of more day to day, slice of life anime. However, these longer periods of peace are interspersed with moments meant to look at each episodes unique situations in a more philosophical sense, resulting in a darker undercurrent to the series. Each country has its own ironclad premise, and the show revolves around Kino's observation of how these premises effect both the country's inhabitants as well read more
Oct 30, 2017
Preliminary
Kekkai Sensen is... a fairly unique show by today's standards. It fills a niche category that doesn't pop up every season, and is even more rarely well done: that of the episodic action series. Instead of a linear plotline, Kekkai Sensen instead focuses on worldbuilding through mostly one-off episodes, shifting its focal point to different characters around the protagonist in order to further pull you, the viewer, into their world. While this style alienates some viewers of the show, for me it reminds me of the first season of Darker than Black, a series I greatly enjoyed (we don't talk about the second season). While read more