BPS Battle Programmer Shirase: First Impressions – An Aesthetically Retro Series About a Carefree Computer Hacker

BPS: Battle Programmer Shirase (BPS バトルプログラマーシラセ) is a comedy, science-fiction series about a guy named Akira Shirase who’s a freelance computer programmer that takes on jobs in exchange for goods, usually rare computer parts. Because he’s absolutely brilliant, he’s contacted often by many individuals to complete various hacking and security related tasks. The very first…

Chihayafuru Episodes 4 & 5: What Is Life Without Passion?

Please note, these musings shall contain spoilers for Season 1. Read at your own discretion. In these two episodes, we follow Chihaya as she successfully becomes a Class A player of Karuta. She calls Arata to give him the news but is confronted with an icy demeanour. Determined to discover the reason behind Arata’s negative…

1,000 Followers Giveaway Winners!!

Good afternoon, Chums! I’m so excited to finally be able to announce the winners for my 1,000 Follower Giveaway! There are three total winners, all chosen by random. Everyone shall get $50 to spend. If you’re in the US, you can choose from RighStuf, Amazon, or Book Depository. If you’re outside of the US, then…

Kuroko’s Basketball Season 1: First Impressions – Onigiri Abs, Oh My!

Kuroko’s Basketball (黒子のバスケ) is the anime adaptation of the shōnen, sports (basketball) manga written by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. Season one originally aired during the 2012 spring season with 25 total episodes. The series was produced by Production I.G. and directed by Shunsuke Tada. I remember catching the first two seasons why they were simulcasting, but halfway through…