Structuring an anime review

Credit to linked pixiv user

Although my blog is mostly focused on editorial posts about anime and related topics, the other kind of post I enjoy writing is full series reviews of anime I complete each season. If you’ve read other anime reviews, you know that reviewers tend to have their own styles for reviewing anime, whether it’s more on the structured side or the “anything goes” side…

[Read more…]

Winter ’15 anime reviews part 2: Shirobako and Junketsu no Maria

Credit to linked pixiv user

And here are my reviews of the last two anime I finished this season – Shirobako and Junketsu no Maria (a.k.a. Maria the Virgin Witch)…

[Read more…]

Winter ’15 anime reviews part 1: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Parasyte, Death Parade

Credit to linked pixiv user

Another season of anime is coming to an end, and three out of the five I finished – Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Parasyte, and Shirobako – were actually leftover two-cours from fall. I only watched two actual winter ’15 anime, Virgin Witch Maria and Death Parade, both of which are only one-cour and end(ed) this season. I knew that cramming them all on one post would be too much, so I decided to break them up by reviewing these three today and the other two next week. So yes, here are my thoughts on Shigatsu Uso, Parasyte, and Death Parade…

[Read more…]

My 5 favorite anime of 2014

Credit to linked pixiv user

It’s once again time for me to look back on all the anime I watched this year and decide which 5 were my favorites. Some years it’s easy for me to pick, other years it’s not so easy. I actually didn’t watch quite as much anime in 2014 as I did in previous years due to being busy with work, school, and other hobbies, so it wasn’t too difficult to narrow down my favorites this time…

[Read more…]

Summer ’14 anime reviews part 2: Zankyou no Terror, Free! 2, Glasslip, Mahouka

Credit to linked pixiv user

Continuing from last week, here’s the rest of my reviews for the summer ’14 anime I finished watching…

[Read more…]

Summer ’14 anime reviews part 1: Tokyo Ghoul and Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun

The summer 2014 anime season is coming to an end and once again I’ll be reviewing the series that I watched all the way through. Only two ended this week, so I’ll be reviewing the remaining four next time. So for now, what did I think of one of the most horrifying and one of the funniest anime I’ve seen in a while?…

[Read more…]

Reflections on Silver Spoon and the use of animals in agriculture

Even though I’ve watched both seasons of Silver Spoon (Gin no Saji) I didn’t include either in my seasonal anime reviews because I wanted to write about the series in a way that would require it to have its own post. I didn’t feel like giving it a standard review because it has particular themes I want to go into depth about, much like I did with my post about ambiguity in Nisemonogatari. The reason I wanted to do this with Silver Spoon is because it deals with a subject matter I’m very interested in – how animals are treated in the farming industry…

[Read more…]

Winter ’14 anime reviews part 2: Nagi no Asukara, Wizard Barristers, Tonari no Seki-kun (plus Space Brothers)

Credit to linked pixiv user

And here’s the last batch of anime reviews for the winter season. Time to start thinking about spring!…

[Read more…]

Winter ’14 anime reviews part 1: Inari Kon Kon, Chuunibyou Ren, Golden Time

Credit to linked pixiv user

I can’t believe it’s spring already! The end of the season kinda sneaked up on me this year. I’ve been caught up in a lot of social engagements and other things these past few weeks. I haven’t even thought about what spring anime I’m interested in yet. However, I have been finishing up all the one-cour winter and two-cour fall anime I’ve been watching. Like last season, I’ll be reviewing them over two different posts starting with Inari Kon Kon, Chuunibyou Ren, and Golden Time…

[Read more…]

Fall ’13 reviews part 2 and my top 5 anime of 2013

I decided to combine the rest of my 2013 anime reviews and my list of top 5 anime of 2013 into one post. The winter 2014 season is already upon us after all, so I need to finish up all the 2013 stuff and start checking out all the new shows! XD So much anime and blogging to do and so little time…

[Read more…]