Cowboy Bebop & Being Ahead of Its Time, Then and Now – Anime Review

Nineteen years ago, during the year 1998, a Space Western anime was released by the name of Cowboy Bebop, an anime that would go on to become one of the finest pieces of animation ever made. Adapted and completely redesigned from its manga counterpart, with direction by Shinichirō Watanabe, this 26-episode long, seinen neo-noir anime series would continue to astound fans of the medium for decades to come.

Aho-Girl – First Impressions

Aho-Girl is the anime adaptation of a 4-panel manga series written by Hiroyuki. The serial is directed by Keizō Kusakawa and produced by Diomedéa studio. This comedic show has episodes that run about 12-minutes each, and to be blunt, I don’t think I could handle anything longer than that. The show’s about the everyday lives…

Tsurezure Children – First Impressions

Another show that I wasn’t planning on checking out is Tsurezure Children. I saw a couple of clips from it on Twitter and it looked really nice, so I figured I’d give it a go. I have some mixed feelings about this one, to be perfectly honest. Tsurezure Children (TsurexDure Children) was originally a 4-panel…

Restaurant to Another World – First Impressions

Restaurant to Another World (Isekai Shokudō) was originally a self-published light novel series from the fantasy genre, written by Junpei Inuzuka. The anime adaptation is being made by Silver Link studio and director, Masato Jinbo. When I saw this on the Summer line-up, I was immediately drawn to how beautiful the visuals were. After reading…

The Royal Tutor (2017) – Anime Review

When I was scoping out the Spring 2017 Anime line-up, The Royal Tutor didn’t really hit my radar. From the synopsis and the preview graphics that had been released, I honestly thought it was going to be a very cheesy show with some strong boy-love vibes. As a person who doesn’t usually go for the…

Attack on Titan Season 2 (2017) – Anime Review

Attack on Titan Season 2 was one of the most anticipated shows of the year, let alone this season. Four years of waiting after a cliffhanger season finale fuelled with emotional intensity and more questions than anyone could have imagined, I had expected so much more from this season. I already know that going into…

Summer 2017 Anime Preview

The Summer Anime season is just around the corner with shows starting up in less than a month. When I was asked about this impending season’s shows and what I was planning on watching, I had realised that I had absolutely no bloody idea what there was to watch! So, I sat down and flipped…

Spring Anime Mid-Season Musings

Okay, so technically the mid-season mark was about three weeks ago and that’s when this post should’ve gone up. But to be blunt, I fell behind with the season’s shows due to sheer laziness and impatience. The lazy part is silly and kind of ridiculous, but the impatience, I believe, is a legitimate excuse. Sometimes…

Attack on Titan Season 2 – First Impressions

Attack on Titan was originally a manga series written by Hajime Isayama. In April 2013, Production I.G. in collaboration with Wit Studio, a sister company, developed an anime adaptation that would go on to become a world-wide phenomenon. As such, this new season of the show has made it, without-a-doubt, the most anticipated anime series…

The Silver Guardian – First Impressions

The Silver Guardian (Gin no Guardian; Yín Zhī Shǒu Mù Rén) was originally a Chinese manhua that’s being adapted in to a Chinese-Japanese anime, produced by the studio Emon and directed by Masahiko Ohkura (Road to Naruto: The Movie). It’s a short-form, fantasy series about a guy named Suigin who is an over-powered character that’s…