Honestly, it’s likely one of the few anime that ever really gets to me. That’s because the anime is both subtle and incredibly evocative of other shows and series you may have seen before. Yet, where those anime may fall short, March Comes in Like a Lion doesn’t. This anime stands its ground quite well, despite what it has to offer.… Read More Anime Review: March Comes in Like a Lion
One of the most notable anime of that year is A Place Further than the Universe. It’s also known in Japan as Sora yori mo Tōi Basho. The series was released in January of 2018 and finished around March of that same year. Written by Jukki Hanada and featuring amazing character designs by Takahiro Yoshimatsu, the series started off on a strong foot for that alone.… Read More Anime Review: A Place Further than the Universe
In general, the show pieces together a school life story that jumps the shark. A Centaur’s Life is riddled with cases of extreme propaganda, hard pressed security details, and a world that almost seems dystopian despite the slice-of-life tone the series works so hard to convey. It truly gives viewers an unsettling feeling that something very nasty is going on under the surface that the show refuses to truly address deeply.… Read More Let’s Talk Anime: A Centaur’s Life
Nuptial Letters: A Gold Heart, Silver Chain PrecursorSetting: The Black Causeway Atop a formation of boulders lining a sea of inky black liquid, a woman sat with a pen in-hand. A pad of thick paper rested in her lap as she acted as a scribe, detailing her thoughts. They were as complex as a puzzle,… Read More Nuptial Letters: Gold Heart, Silver Chain Precursor #1
Bartender stands out as a refined slice-of-life series for older viewers. It isn’t your standard formula by far, and it doesn’t pretend to be. It is soft and sophisticated without being obnoxious. Themes are sometimes vague, but not needlessly obtuse. Character stories are personal and often layered in simple but deep symbolism.… Read More Anime Review- Bartender
From the music, animation, running gags, and common tropes, this anime is like a time capsule. It perfectly preserves what slice-of-life anime was like in the early 2000’s. That alone might be a reason to go back and give it a watch. The problem is, I have trouble saying that you’ll actually like it. … Read More Anime Review: Fruits Basket (2001)
Beastars offers fans of the series a meticulously crafted world and compelling characters. Both qualities are the bare minimum for a halfway decent anime, but Beastars goes the extra mile. The anime is beautifully animated, there’s no question about that. … Read More Is Beastars Really Just for Furries?
Sweetness and Lightning is a slice of life series that aired in 2016. At its core there’s a story about family, grief, and finding a place to belong.… Read More Anime Review: Sweetness and Lightning