Demon Slayer: First Impressions – A Visually Outstanding Yet Poignant Pilot (Spring 2019)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (鬼滅の刃) is a shōnen, historical, dark fantasy, adventure anime adaptation of the original manga series written by Koyoharu Gotōge that is being produced by the studio ufotable and directed by Haruo Sotozaki. The story follows a young boy named Tanjirō who goes into the city one snowy morning to sell…

Shōmetsu Toshi: First Impressions – A Concoction of Inconsistent Animation & Sloppy Writing (Spring 2019)

Shōmetsu Toshi (消滅都市) is a seinen, science-fiction, thriller anime series that is an adaptation of a Japanese mobile game. The anime is being produced by the studio Madhouse, with direction from Shigeyuki Miya. In the pilot episode, we are introduced to a man named Takuya who kidnaps a girl from an underground laboratory and delivers…

RobiHachi: First Impressions – A Satirically Senseless Yet Curious Sci-Fi Series (Spring 2019)

RobiHachi (ロビハチ) is an original seinen, satirical, science-fiction anime series from Studio Comet with direction from Shinji Takamatsu about two men living in a futuristic universe where they meet in a city called Neo Tokyo. The first is Robby Yarge, who seems to be cursed with bad luck regarding business ventures and women, and who…

The I Hate Spring Book Tag (Original)

Alright, chums. I have a confession to make: I fucking loathe Spring. Spring is the season that forces me to hibernate indoors until things get rainy and dreary and grey again (otherwise bloody beautiful). That’s probably why all of the year’s best anime tends to release during Spring and Summer: validates the needs of Spring-haters…