Dororo: First Impressions – A Breathtaking Homage to Classical Japanese Artistry (Winter 2019)

Dororo (どろろ) is a historical, dark fantasy, supernatural anime adaptation of the original manga series written by Osamu Tezuka, who was such a brilliant legend. It’s being produced by MAPPA and Tezuka Productions and is scheduled for 24-total episodes. When the anime first began airing, I wasn’t planning on picking it up since I had…

My Roommate is a Cat: First Impressions – The Awkward Nyanigans of an Anti-Social Buffoon (Winter 2019)

My Roommate is a Cat (同居人はひざ、時々、頭のうえ。) is a shōjo, slice-of-life, comedy anime adaptation of the manga written by Minatsuki with art from As Futatsuya. Zero-G picked up the series for the Winter 2019 line-up and it is directed by Kaoru Suzuki. I saw the anime circulating around a few blogs, and after getting an idea…

Domestic Girlfriend: First Impressions – The Complexities of Interpersonal Relationships via Adolescent Romping (Winter 2019)

Domestic Girlfriend (ドメスティックな彼女) is a shōnen, romance anime series that is an adaptation of the manga written by Kei Sasuga. When I read the premise for this show (I haven’t read the manga), I was intrigued by it, while simultaneously having some very low expectations. I felt it would either be an exploration of interpersonal…

Winter 2018 Anime Mid-Season Thoughts

You know, the only good thing about having a cold is that it has helped me to catch up on the Winter simulcasts, of which I have been behind on because books distract me very easily. The season has not been terrible. There are have been quite a few things that I find myself enjoying…