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”

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”

So I’m A Spider, So What? episode 16

Rating: 4.5 As this series goes, episode 16 has little bits of everything. It has little bits of action, little bits of revelations, plot advancement, character transformations, and guest reappearances, and not-so-little bits of revelation. And oh, yes, it also has little bits of Kumoko – rather literally, in the final scene. Exactly what’s mostContinue reading “So I’m A Spider, So What? episode 16”

Demon Slayer The Movie – Mugen Train

Rating: 4 (of 5) While I don’t plan to make a regular habit of providing long-form reviews of anime series/movies/novels, I will occasionally toss one out when something comes along that I find worth talking about. That happened this past weekend when I had a chance to see the Demon Slayer movie in theaters. TheContinue reading “Demon Slayer The Movie – Mugen Train”

So I’m a Spider, So What? episode 14

Rating: 2.5 This episode has the expected big plot twist on the human side and some juicy revelations going down on the spider side, but neither is likely to be what is most-talked about for this episode. No, that (dis)honor goes to the animation and direction effort on the episode. Really, did this episode getContinue reading “So I’m a Spider, So What? episode 14”