Special Review: DanMachi novel 16

Rating: 4.5 (of 5) Note for anime-only followers of the franchise: The events of this novel take place after the arc likely to be covered by the upcoming season 4 of the anime. Being familiar with that arc (covered by novels 12-14) is not strictly necessary for understanding what this review will be talking about,Continue reading “Special Review: DanMachi novel 16”

How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom ep 4

Note: Click here to skip to the “Other Series I Am Following” part Rating (first half of ep 4): 4 (of 5) Rating (second half of ep 4): 2 (of 5) Ugh, again, apologies for this being much later than it should be; my weekend was unexpectedly busy, and then the arrival of a high-priorityContinue reading “How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom ep 4”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episodes 1-3

Note: This will be one of my regular weekly reviews, and it should be on a regular “no later than next-day” schedule starting this coming weekend. Rating (ep 1): 4 (of 5) Rating (ep2): 4.5 Rating (ep 3): 3 Though Social Studies in Secondary Education was my college major, Economics was the one subject inContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episodes 1-3”

So I’m a Spider, So What? ep 24 (series finale)

Rating: 3.5 First, apologies for the delay on posting this. I have talked about this final episode extensively in other forums, so it slipped my mind that I had not done a proper write-up here. After episode 23, I was a bit worried about how the final episode would manage to cover everything that wasContinue reading “So I’m a Spider, So What? ep 24 (series finale)”

Spring 2021 Season in Review

Surprise of the Season: Higehiro Overall Rating: 3.5 This is hardly a flawless series, and better series overall definitely aired during this past season. However, no series in the Spring 2021 season – not even my beloved 86 – more firmly defied initial expectations. Based on the premise (which is fully outlined in the fullContinue reading “Spring 2021 Season in Review”

86 Special (episode 12)

Crunchyroll is listing the special episode of 86 as episode 12, but whatever you call it, the episode – titled “Coquelicots Blooming Across the Battlefield” – is just a standard recap episode. It is narrated by Lena and shown entirely from her viewpoint, with the only new shot being the one above, which is shownContinue reading “86 Special (episode 12)”

Saga of Tanya the Evil: Operation Desert Pasta

Rating: 3.5 (of 5) Saturday June 19th, 2021 was a big day in the U.S. for fans of the Saga of Tanya the Evil franchise. News broke that a second season of the series had been greenlit, with principal cast and staff from the first series returning. As icing on the cake, a completely-unexpected “interstitialContinue reading “Saga of Tanya the Evil: Operation Desert Pasta”

86 episode 11 (season finale)

Rating: 5 (of 5) First off, for those who have been reading each week, my apologies for this being up later than normal. Unexpected schedule changes over the weekend left me with no time to write about this episode until the following Monday evening. Whereas last episode was almost entirely anime-original, this episode was aboutContinue reading “86 episode 11 (season finale)”

So I’m a Spider, So What? episode 23

Rating: 3.5 In a surprising move (from the viewpoint of a novel reader), the series’ penultimate episode spends nearly its entire run focusing on the confrontation between Shun’s group and Hugo’s forces – and really, mostly Sophia, since Hugo does not last terribly long before Sophia must step in once again. This is definitely anContinue reading “So I’m a Spider, So What? episode 23”