Fena: Pirate Princess ep 1-2

Rating: 3.5 (of 5) When Fena was very young, she was set loose on a lifeboat from her father’s ship as some calamity befell it. She came ashore on an island, where ten year’s later she’s about to be indoctrinated into life as a prostitute – and she’s in high demand for her “first time”Continue reading “Fena: Pirate Princess ep 1-2”

How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom ep 7

Rating: 3.5 (of 5) Last episode ended with what appeared to be a shocking revelation to Kazuya from Glaive Magna, or at least something that he called “heavy.” And yet this episode entirely passed without any follow-up on that – or, indeed, any indication at all that such an issue is lingering. Granted, the elderContinue reading “How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom ep 7”

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episode 5

Rating: 3.5 (of 5) I will give the continuation of the foodie broadcast some credit: it did find something interesting to finish its cooking segment on. The notion of using a specially-killed slime gelin as the base for making what is essentially udon noodles is a clever twist, one that I might expect more fromContinue reading “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom episode 5”

Preview: The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! Streams: Crunchyroll on Saturdays                          Rating: 3.5 (of 5) Jahy was once the domineering second-in-command of the Dark Realm. However, a magical girl smashing her main mana crystal didn’t just throw her out of the Dark Realm and into the human realm; it also reverted her to the bodyContinue reading “Preview: The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!”

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”