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Oct 18, 2017
Kowabon (Anime) add (All reviews)
Kowabon is a short horror ILCA anime from the end of 2015. They aren't a studio I'm really familiar with. They're best known for Yami Shibai, another anime made up of horror shorts that they've kept going for five series at this point. Maybe next year I'll look at that one but, for now, let's allow this to serve as our introduction to their work.

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There isn't any single over-arcing plot. Rather, each episode gives us some scenario involving some character using technology to communicate with someone else, record themselves or being monitored by a security camera. Whatever the case, we see them through the perspective read more
Oct 11, 2017
Gyo (Anime) add (All reviews)
Gyo was a horror manga written by Ito Junji. He's known for his horror works like Umazaki & Tomie. Gyo was written in the very early 2000s. The anime adaptation was released in 2012, roughly a decade after the manga ended. It was brought to us by Ufotable. We've seen them before with such works as Fate/Zero, Kara no Kyoukai, Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight & Tales of Zestiria. How do they handle Ito Junji's breed of horror, usually involving fucked up body stuff? Let's have a look and judge.

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We open with a trio of young ladies, Kaori, Erika & Aki enjoying a nice read more
Oct 4, 2017
Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror was brought to us by Toei animation. It's also the series that Mononoke was a spin-off of. Like that series, it's a horror anthology. I really enjoyed Mononoke and I'm hoping that this one will be at the same level. Let's examine it and see.

Story:

There are three distinct stories in this anime. The first is based off of a classic ghost story by the kabuki playwright, Nanboku Tsuruya IV. The second is based off of a play by Kyouka Izumi. The third is an original story featuring the medicine seller with the same voice as Cloud who we all know read more
Sep 27, 2017
The JoJo franchise is one I have some fondness for. It has an absurd naming scheme, over the top machismo & action, but I've still found it pretty endearing. I've talked about JoJo, Stardust Crusaders series 1 & 2. This time around, I'll be discussing Diamond is Unbreakable. Like the others, this is brought to us by David Production. It aired from April to December of 2016. I look forward to seeing a bunch of characters named after musicians & bands fighting in an absurdly over the top fashion. Let's get right to it.

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We open with Joutarou heading to a small town called Morioh to read more
Sep 20, 2017
Harmonie is a short 2014 film from Studio Rikka. You may know them as the studio what done Eve no Jikan. It also has the same creator/director, Yoshiura Yasuhiro. I don't know what to expect from it, but I did quite like Eve no Jikan. So, having the same studio and creative force as that isn't a bad sign.

Story:

We open with a young man talking about the concept that we all live in our own little worlds and can never truly enter someone else's. He posits that his world must be close to that of his two friends, hence why they get along really read more
Sep 13, 2017
Kemono Friends is an anime based on a manga based on a Nexon cell phone game. Yaoyorozu is the studio we have to thank for them. If the name doesn't sound familiar, it's not surprising. They're behind this, a two series anime called Tesagure Bukatsumono and its spin off & a ten episode series called Minarai Diva. Of all five of those, this is their best known work. I'd never even heard of them before doing my early research into this. Honestly, I don't know what to expect from it. I'm only aware of this series because I've seen a tonne of cutesy yuri fan read more
Sep 6, 2017
Wizardry was an old series of RPGs. The first one was released in 1981 as a simple dungeon crawler created by students. From there it exploded and kept going for two decades with the last game, Wizardry 8, coming out in '01. Unless you want to count all the spin-offs, which have kept going with an online MMO being the most recent. Its servers shut down after a year or two though. About halfway into the franchise's life cycle there was an OVA. It was brought to us by TMS Entertainment. You may remember them from Kyougoku Natsuhiko: Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari, Glass no Kamen read more
Aug 30, 2017
Sakamichi no Apollon is a school drama from 2012. The original manga was written by Kodama Yuki. The anime version was brought to us by MAPPA & Tezuka, neither of which I've seen a lot from. I don't know what to expect from this one at all. So, let's just get right into it.

Story:

Our focus is on Nishimi Kaoru, a bright young student who plays the piano and moves a lot. He's also a complete drama queen, but we'll talk about that later. Nishimi suffers from social anxiety issues and feels the need to get some air on the roof after things take a read more
Aug 23, 2017
Shuumatsu no Izetta is an anime from late last year. It was written by Yoshino Hiroyuki who did some work for Code Geass & Kuroshitsuji. He also wrote the anime adaptation for Dance in the Vampire Bund, which was pretty dreadful. The studio behind it was Ajia-Do, which I remember from Magic Tree House. So, with this staff the series could go either way. Let's find out how it does, shall we?

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Our narrative is set in an alternative world at the beginning of World War II. Princess Finé of Elystadt is going to the allies to plead for help against the Germanian forces. She read more
Aug 16, 2017
Bishoujo Yuugekitai Battle Skipper is a mecha comedy from the mid 90s. It was brought to us by Artmic. If you haven't heard of them, it's not a surprise. They've worked with AIC on a couple anime I've reviewed, Bubblegum Crisis & AD Police. They've also worked with Tatsunoko on some anime I've never seen. This will be the first time I've seen something that they were the sole driving force for and I don't know if that's a good thing. But, let's give it a chance and take a look.

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We open with a secondary school girl in the shower because... class killed read more