Category: Anime

The Greatest Match in Sports Anime History

The greatest match in sports anime history isn’t Haikyuu’s Karasuno vs. Shiratorizawa. It’s the football version of the exact same match from a decade earlier: Eyeshield 21’s Shinryuuji vs. Deimon. From pre-game to post-game, Eyeshield 21 took 9 episodes, one […]

Kimi no Na wa: Excellent, for a Movie

Nothing has 99.8% a satisfaction rating. Nothing. Well, this is new. I usually review anime long after it’s faded into irrelevance. This time I’m reviewing a movie within a month of its Japanese release. Spoilers actually matter. Proceed with caution. […]

Most of Bleach wasn’t Good

I designed my ratings flowchart to give a + to long-running shounen anime that had fallen from grace. I gladly gave it to Naruto, but it’s with a heavy apathetic heart that I can’t do the same for Bleach. Despite […]

Guess the Arslan Senki Personality

Hot-blooded shounen hero Average Joe dragged into a larger-than-life scenario against his will Guy (or possibly a girl) whose true strength comes from within Benevolent dictator Merciless warlord Incompetent buffoon Benevolent dictator Merciless warlord Incompetent buffoon Obsequious lackey Guy whose […]

Psycho-Pass 2 > Psycho-Pass 1

Psycho-Pass 2 is better than Psycho-Pass 1. Yes, the best of Psycho-Pass 1 is better than anything in Psycho-Pass 2, but what about the rest of it? Remember Spooky Boogie? Artsy murder girl? Hunter guy with robot dogs? Things didn’t […]

Durarara doesn’t understand Japanese

I recently wrote about Durarara’s Japanese being too complicated for me to understand. Turns out it wasn’t entirely my fault. Durarara doesn’t understand Japanese either. Durarara’s 2nd–4th seasons were subtitled shou, ten, and ketsu. These terms come from the phrase […]

The Imperfect Insider

Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider wasn’t obvious, but it was no match for Umineko logic + the process of elimination. Once you get past the catchy but unfitting opening sequence, you’re thrown into a mystery that’s so […]