Haikyu!!

Welcome to volleyball on steroids. A young Shoyo Hinata joins the Karasuno High School volleyball team several years after he watched them reach the national finals as a child. We follow his journey from not playing a single game in middle school to returning his new school to their former glory at the Japanese BoysContinue reading “Haikyu!!”

Sweetness and Lightning

“Sweetness and Lightning” is 100% sweet with 0% lightning. Kōhei Inuzuka is a single father of Tsumugi and has the cooking capacity of an Idaho potato. Together, we endeavor to fill Tsumugi’s belly with anything other than TV dinners and learn how to cook from a girl who is more skilled at eating than cooking.

A Lull in the Sea

“A Lull in the Sea” is fucking good. This will be the highest rated show I have written about to date so you better fire up Netflix and add it to that watchlist right now.  We enter the show with five middle school friends who live in the sea with the rest of their village.Continue reading “A Lull in the Sea”

Parasyte

We all know tapeworms, leeches, and the one friend who always forgets their wallet. Shinichi, our main character, is one of an unknown number of people who fall victim to alien parasites who drop in from space. This tiny bug eats into his hand and works its way in until Shinichi stops it in his arm. He wakes up to find this parasite can talk, think, and looks just like the arm it completely consumed (if it wants to).

Guest Writer: Samurai Champloo

A review by Nick Moran Listen, everyone likes a good samurai story. You want space samurai? You got it. Pirate samurai? Yup, there’s a show for that. But what about normal samurai? Samurai Champloo is grounded, historic, and pushes the boundaries of historical fiction in a way that feels like it sits in a uniqueContinue reading “Guest Writer: Samurai Champloo”

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

“My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!” is a comedy where the main character dies in the first episode. You read correctly, the first episode. She had to. If she wasn’t, how would she be reincarnated as the villainess of her favorite dating simulation, Catarina?

Liz and the Blue Bird

This movie is not really about Liz or a blue bird. In fact, both Liz and the blue bird are characters in a book, inside this story. Their roles are largely to act as metaphors for our two main characters, Mizore and Nozomi and their relationship as they struggle with feelings of impending distance forming between them as they move to college life.