100 Sleeping Princes & the Kingdom of Dreams: 1st Impressions – A Surprisingly Intriguing Fantasy Treat (Summer Anime 2018)

100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams (夢王国と眠れる100人の王子様) is a fantasy anime series that is an adaptation of the original puzzle and role-playing smartphone game that released in Japan from GCrest in 2015. Project No. 9 shall do the anime’s production, with direction from Yukina Hiiro. I went into the episode with very little…

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…

Summer 2018 Anime Watchlist!

Ah, it’s that splendid time of year again, where one season of poor to mediocre to fantastic shows comes to an end, so another season can begin anew. While I enjoyed a few serials over the Spring, most of what I ended up watching fell short in some ways. But I will admit that a…

Katsugeki Touken Ranbu – First Impressions

An adaptation of the video game developed by Nitroplus, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu is the quintessential badass anime premiere of the Summer season. Produced by Ufotable and directed by Toshiyuki Shirai (Fate/Zero), the anime takes place in 1863. “As the tumultuous samurai era is coming to an end, Japan is split between the pro-shogunate and anti-shogunate…