Currently Watching Anime: Supernatural Horror, Fantasy Romance, & Comedy Drama

With the struggles of trying to relax, comes lots of opportunity to binge-watch plenty o’ things. My list of planned (tentatively) weekend anime shenanigans consists of equal parts re-watching material and unseen stuff. A couple of them are serials I began way back in April but then put on hold due to life mutating out of control like Plant 42. My goal is to wrap them up before the second week of September, which is approximately two weeks away. I think I can do it if my mind’s attention span doesn’t poof about like Number Five.

Naruto: Shippūden: A Mature and Entertaining Return to Konoha with Endearing Teenage Ninja Dweebs

Naruto: Shippūden (ナルト- 疾風伝) is the sequel series to the 2002 shōnen, martial arts anime, Naruto. It aired from 2007 to 2017 with 500+ episodes and was produced by studio Pierrot. Taking place about two and a half years after Naruto leaves the village for hard-core ninja training, Shippūden continues the grand adventure of blondie-brat’s…

Phi Brain: Puzzle of God: First Impressions – An Entertaining Action-Adventure Shōnen with Neat Puzzles & Funny Folx

Phi Brain: Puzzle of God (ファイ・ブレイン 神のパズル) is a 2011 shōnen, adventure anime series that was produced by Sunrise studios. Due to its popularity, it spawned a total of three seasons, a manga adaptation, and a video game for the PlayStation Portable. I came across the anime when I hit the Randomiser button on Crunchyroll…

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…

Kuroko’s Basketball & the Uniquely Understated Homage to Kabuki Theatre – Anime Review

Kuroko’s Basketball (黒子のバスケ) is the anime adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s shōnen, sports (basketball) manga series. The first season initially aired during Spring 2012 with a total of 25 episodes. Since then, there have been two more seasons and quite a few films (this review will be solely for the anime series). It was produced by…

Black Clover: First Impressions

When Black Clover, produced by Pierrot and directed by Tatsuya Yoshihara, first began airing in the Autumn 2017 season, I originally decided not to pick it up. I did watch the first episode because I love shōnen anime, but then I got serious Naruto vibes, and found that it was something I may return to…