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Jan 4, 2019
As soon you hear the track "99" by MOB CHOIR, and see the amazing visuals from the OP, you immediately get the sense that this is going to be something special, it’s nothing short of the hype. From the creator that brought you the 2015 sensation in “One Punch Man,” Mob Psycho 100 has definitely helped cement the author ONE’s position among the top creators of today, due to his trademark style; of creative storytelling, artistic flair and the knack for writing genuine, gut-busting comedy. Although there are similarities between the two, Mob Psycho 100 has its own identity and far from a carbon copy read more
Jan 2, 2019
When you see the name “Nobunaga” or anything similar to resembling Japan’s legendary feudal lord in the title of an anime, it should come as a sign to keep low expectations. Normally these shows tend to be sub-par and lacking with—sometimes—cool action sequences and OST. On paper, the plot looks engrossing but unfortunately, it becomes another disappointing attempt to pay homage to one of the three unifiers of Japan. Adapted from Masato Hisa’s manga of the same name, Nobunagun is a sci-fi action series and visual delirium based on a Heroine with a gun and having the ability to draw power from the great Oda read more
Jan 1, 2019
The type of shows that appeal to kids, specifically for boys, are normally the kind that revolves around action, sci-fi and supernatural powers—especially if the theme is of a superhero-esque flavour. This hodgepodge of styles makes up for a similar formula we have seen one too many times, however, while it is very unspectacular, Majin Bone has the charm to make it watchable for all audiences. It depicts the life of a young boy who gains powers and turns into a robotic-armoured fighter with dragon powers to save the world from its enemies. Very simple, very lacking but again, it has the charm of most read more
Dec 29, 2018
It’s safe to say that if it weren’t for series such as “Conception” and “My Sister, My Writer” airing this Fall, then Goblin Slayer, without a shadow of a doubt, would take home the title of “Worst Anime of the Season.” It’s an anime that yearns to be Berserk but fails miserably. An anime that sacrifices everything in service of a threadbare plot with zero long-term emotional impact, along with gratuitous fanservice and surface level vileness for vileness’s sake. It's the classic case of trying to have its cake and eat it too, which is very telling in its premiere episode that caused one of read more
Dec 28, 2018
Yagate Kimi ni Naru (Bloom into You) started off showing all the markings of a beautiful love tale. It’s very distinctive in how the romantic tones are handled between its characters. It’s a quiet slow burn that follows the story of two girls who have yet to feel the excitement that should come with love. Mostly spent focusing on one of the main protagonists in Yuu Koito, who is a “late bloomer.” She feels lonely from all her romance-obsessed peers. While at first, she doesn’t seem to understand them or her own feelings, she’s already showing signs of being drawn to Touko Nanami—a girl that read more
Dec 26, 2018
Anime about teens in high school are a dime a dozen in this medium. You could say, if your anime isn’t set in some sort of school setting, then chances are it’s not really an anime—unless it has Bankai’s or something. While on the surface, this would look like a run-of-the-mill show, it dares to offer something different than most high school anime doesn’t dare touch—and that is reality itself.

With a (translated) title such as Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Bunny Girl Senpai for short) and the promotional poster of an attractive girl in a sexy bunny outfit, you would think that read more
Dec 25, 2018
The baby-making JRPG series, Conception, is like bad sex: building up to anything but enjoyment or climax. Call it the “Bob the Build-ups” of anime. The title and the premise—that was conceived by a total creep and birthed as shit—are so telling that it was going be another work of smut, but it goes the extra mile that I’d rather drag my testicles over a mile of glass shards instead of re-watching this dumpster fire of an anime. Can someone please notify Japan that this isn’t going to solve their declining birth rate issues?

How pathetic can you get? A generic protagonist stumbles upon a generic read more
Dec 23, 2018
There is always that one show, every season, that many people just sleep on. For Double Decker! Doug & Kirill’s case, it is one of those shows. Just like High Score Girl, Double Decker has turned out to be quite the gem after flying under the radar, and definitely an underrated title for the Fall season. This is Sunrise’s version of Rush Hour, a ‘cop-versus-crime’ action-comedy with impeccable timing and absurdity in its humour. Like Lee and Carter, the main protagonists are the total opposites to each other, there isn’t much they share in common, which is a good thing in this setting. Because, when read more
Dec 22, 2018
Only a few months after releasing one of the most controversial anime of the year that caused a huge stir in the anime fandom, studio TRIGGER is back with, another one! Collaborating with Tsuburaya Productions, they bring to you, SSSS.Gridman. It pays homage to the original Gridman and the Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad series from the ’90s. Also, the tokusatsu shows such as the Ultraman franchise and lastly, to good old Gainax. There are many otaku culture references throughout, mostly to do with Evangelion, especially the episodes that have the Anno Hideaki directing style and feel to it. This is an anime that is packed read more
Dec 21, 2018
We have all seen the Romeo and Juliet tale before or at least know of it. It’s one of the most common plays taught in many high schools around the world. It is deeply ingrained into the public conscience, even to those who have never read or seen the play. Its famous for being arguably the easiest of Shakespeare’s plays to understand. It's a romantic tragedy, and that certainly adds to the appeal. Teenagers definitely like to use it to point out what happens when parents, families or affiliations don't support their little love affairs. What’s interesting about it is that, despite being one of read more