Spring & Summer Anime Haul (2019)

The first half of this year had some fantastic anime sales that I took decent advantage of with a little help from Sir Besty and my cousin. I ended up snagging many titles that I’ve been wanting to add to my collection for a long time. For example, during Sentai’s last big Summer sale in…

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…

Holmes of Kyoto: First Impressions – Japanese History via the Lens of Ancient Antiques (Summer Anime 2018)

Holmes of Kyoto (京都寺町三条のホームズ) is an anime adaptation of the original seinen, fantasy light novel series written by Mai Mochizuki with illustrations from Yamōchishizu. It is being produced by studio Seven and directed by Noriyoshi Sasaki. This is one of the serials that I had been anticipating for the season due to its unique premise…

Hanebad!: First Impressions – An Emotionally Evocative Favourite for the Season (Summer Anime 2018)

Hanebad! (はねバド!) is a seinen, sports anime that revolves around badminton. It was originally a manga written by Kōsuke Hamada. Liden Films is producing the adaptation, with direction from Shinpei Ezaki. After watching the first episode, I can safely say that this series is going to be one fantastic hit for the Summer line-up! Hanebad!…

The Thousand Musketeers: First Impressions – A Banal & Boring Bromance of Guns (Summer Anime 2018)

The Thousand Musketeers (千銃士) is a seinen, action-military anime series that is based off a smartphone game that was developed by Line Games and Marvellous Entertainment, and it has been adapted into an anime for the Summer 2018 season. It is being produced by TMS Entertainment animation studio and directed by Ken’ichi Kasai. After watching…