Ushio and Tora – Overall Impressions

Screenshot (271)

Modern day adaptations of very 90’s material have become increasingly popular over the past few years of anime. Ever since the release of the new Hunter x Hunter adaptation in 2011, more and more of these shows have been popping up. Parasyte is one of the major examples, which I personally found to be a disappointing mess. I’ve had a really hard time pinpointing what made that show fall apart at the end of its run. I mean on a lot of levels the show was fundamentally the same as it was at the beginning. Sometimes I wondered if they didn’t do enough to modernize the material, or maybe the modernization was the problem itself. Well, apparently Studio MAPPA heard my idiotic questions, and they decided to take their own stab at the topic by producing a show based off another critically successful 90’s shonen manga, Ushio and Tora. So, how does this attempt fare overall? Continue reading

Advertisements

The Perfect Insider – Overall Impressions

Screenshot (578)

Noitamina has had a rough year. After starting off strong with two commercially successful TV shows and the ticket selling Psycho Pass movie, the programming block’s epic plans fell apart pretty quickly. One of the three Project Itoh movies was delayed due to Studio Manglobe’s bankruptcy, The Empire of Corpses’ ending was rushed out the production door, and Ranpo Kitan and Punch Line absolutely bombed with their blu-ray sales. So with things looking bleak, Noitamina watchers like me looked towards the nearest source of optimism, aka The Perfect Insider. Was this final show of the Fall 2015 season enough to save a year of otherwise disappointing Noitamina projects, or was it just another failure? Continue reading

Akatsuki no Yona – Episodes 9-12 Impressions

title card

Well this post is late… Anyways, hello everyone, it’s been a while, but today I’ll be finally finishing off all of Akatsuki no Yona’s Fall season episodes. Yaaaah! So yeah Akatsuki no Yona has been pretty great recently. Considering how much I didn’t really care for the first four episodes, it’s rather amazing to see how much the series has improved over the course of the last season. Continue reading

Unblogged shows of Fall 2014+Late mentions

I'm not in this list, but only because I'm too perfect

I’m not in this list, but only because I’m flawless

The new season has already started, but we’re still running behind. Thankfully due to a larger staff, there aren’t as many shows that have been left out. So to make up for lost time, i’m also going to be listing shows that kept me entertained or astounded throughout the year with no mention in previous posts. No ongoing shows will be included, but expect a final opinion on next season’s post(Garo, Nanatsu no Taizai, Shirobako). Also special mention to Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn for leaving me at a loss for words for how perfect it is! Continue reading

Kiseijuu – Episodes 10-12 Impressions

title card

Hey everyone! It’s been a while, again… Yeah, sorry for being late for this Kiseijuu post, finals happened, and as we all know, finals are annoying. So anyways, how has Kiseijuu been recently? Well it’s been a little bit disappointing to be honest. I mean don’t get me wrong, these three episodes of Kiseijuu definitely aren’t bad in the traditional sense, and when compared to most schlock out there, they’re still well above average. However, when compared to the rest of the series, these episodes just aren’t as well made. The writing takes a lot of cliché turns, and in general they really don’t showcase Kiseijuu at its best. Continue reading

Amagi Brilliant Park episodes 8-13 + Overall Review

amagi

* WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS AN OVERALL REVIEW OF THIS SHOW AND A PARAGRAPH-LONG RUNDOWN ON THE LAST 6 EPISODES. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THESE EPISODES OR THE ANIME IN GENERAL, THEN YOU MAY BE ADVISED TO LEAVE AND WATCH THE ANIME FOR YOURSELF. GRANTED THERE’S NOT MUCH ON SPOILERS , BUT NOT THE POINT. AND (SPOILER ALERT) THERE WILL ONLY BE TWO PICTURES IN THIS POST.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!!!

Continue reading

Mushishi Zoku Shou Season 2 Ep. 4-7 Impressions

Mushishi Zoku Shou - OP - Large 02Hey guys! Chuckster96 here. Finally getting back on the second season of Mushishi Zoku Shou. I have to say at this point I’m very in the middle between liking it, and not caring much for it. After watching several episodes the simplistic art style really started to lose it’s touch. What once looked like an attempt at establishing perspective now seems like an excuse for not having to scrunch in a face with decent detail. Anyway, on to the impressions!

Continue reading