Rokuhōdō Yotsuiro Biyori & Breathing Life into What Japan Values Most: Family & Tradition – Anime Review

Rokuhōdō Yotsuiro Biyori (鹿楓堂よついろ日和) is an anime adaptation of the original seinen, slice-of-life manga series written by Yū Shimizu, courtesy of studio Zexcs and director Tomomi Kamiya. It aired during the Spring 2018 simulcast season with twelve total episodes. The story follows a group of four men who are close friends that run a traditional…

My Roommate is a Cat & Finding Family Values via Cute, Kitty Companionship – Anime Review

My Roommate is a Cat (同居人はひざ、時々、頭のうえ。) is a shōjo, slice-of-life, comedy series that was originally a manga written by Minatsuki and illustrated by As Futatsuya. Zero-G picked it up and adapted it into an anime for the Winter 2019 simulcast season with direction from Kaoru Suzuki. The story follows a man named Subaru Mikazuki who…

Kuroko’s Basketball & the Uniquely Understated Homage to Kabuki Theatre – Anime Review

Kuroko’s Basketball (黒子のバスケ) is the anime adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s shōnen, sports (basketball) manga series. The first season initially aired during Spring 2012 with a total of 25 episodes. Since then, there have been two more seasons and quite a few films (this review will be solely for the anime series). It was produced by…

Diabolik Lovers & the Poisonous Provocation of Rape Culture – Anime Review

Diabolik Lovers (ディアボリックラヴァーズ) season one is the 2013 anime adaptation of the Japanese visual novel of the same name. It’s a shōjo, reverse harem, supernatural, horror series. The video game was developed by Rejet and published by Idea Factory. The anime was produced by Zexcs with direction from Shinobu Tagashira. There are twelve total episodes,…