In a crowded season bursting with obvious favorites, Blue Reflection Ray has been confined to the sidelines, but will it stay there?
Full of mysteries, symbolism, and wonder, the seasonal highlight continues to astound and confound.
Wonder Egg Priority is surreal, eerie, energetic, and cathartic all at once even a single episode in. Watch This Show.
Mewkledreamy One of the most purely un-available shows of the season, Mewkledreamy lacks an official pickup and has currently been subtitled by only a single person who’s made it clear that they’re probably not going to sub beyond the first episode. That said, even if it were more widely available, it’s a little hard toContinue reading “Spring Anime Season First Impressions – Round 4”
Shachibato! President, It’s Time for Battle! I’m not one to accuse shows of going through the motions, but it feels fair to say that Shachibato! is aiming pretty much exclusively for one crowd–people who like the mobile game it’s an adaptation of–and nobody else. The ultratypical fantasy series is spiced up with the minor twistContinue reading “Spring Anime Season First Impressions – Round 3”
LISTENERS Self-empowerment parable through the medium of superpowered CGI rock n’ roll-robots. You’ve heard this story before even if you didn’t realize it–the folks behind Listeners are surely familiar with the seminal FLCL–but wearing its influences on its sleeve is no knock. Call Listeners a “high variance” seasonal, this one could end up being theContinue reading “Spring Anime Season First Impressions – Round 2”
The first few weeks of an anime season are always the most exciting to me. You get to see how the short little clips and promo art pieces of preview materials translate into actual, full-length episodes. So to share that joy, I’ve decided I’m going to pen short little thoughtpieces (or maybe not-so-short in someContinue reading “Spring Anime Season First Impressions – Round 1”