Orange

Editor’s Note: This review deals with some of the serious themes presented in Orange, including suicide. It’s difficult to discuss the show without it, but where applicable, care has been taken to handle the topic with the gravity and grace it deserves. This review is going to lack a lot of the AA wit toContinue reading “Orange”

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Sakuta Azusagawa was living an already peculiar life when he met a girl wearing a bunny outfit in the library. He was the only person able to see her. Mai Sakurajima was a famous child actress who transferred into Sakuta’s school and now suffers from a form of Puberty Syndrome, causing her to be unobservable.Continue reading “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai”

Fire Force

Shinra Kusakabe’s mother spontaneously combusted into a fire demon, an “infernal”,  and burned her entire house down. Along with his mother, Shinra’s brother, Sho, died in the fire. As it turns out, this catastrophe awakened special fire powers inside Shinra. He goes on to join the Fire Force, a Fahrenheit 451-esque troop of fire wieldersContinue reading “Fire Force”

Guest Writer: Love Is Hard for Otaku

A review by Nick Moran Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku is a show about honesty, doubt, growth and, most importantly, love. Narumi Momose escapes a sour relationship by taking up a new office job where she bumps into her childhood friend, Hirotaka Nifuji. Bonded by their otaku lifestyles which are curtailed by the coldContinue reading “Guest Writer: Love Is Hard for Otaku”

Burn the Witch

In the magical “Reverse” London, England, dragons need to be controlled to keep the population safe. Noel and Ninny work as “pipers” by spotting dragons that need to be contained and keeping casualties to a minimum. Their job becomes harder when a special boy with an ability to attract dragons gets assigned to their unitContinue reading “Burn the Witch”

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Inside his local library, Naofumi Iwatani gets sucked into a new world and spawned as the infamous “Shield Hero”. As one of the four heroes with mythical weapons, he is responsible to protect the kingdom from an invasion of monsters. Early on, he is accused of sexual assault by a member of his party andContinue reading “The Rising of the Shield Hero”

A Place Further Than the Universe

Have you ever wanted to go to a place where there is literally nothing? Me either, but A Place Further Than the Universe is all about four girls who do just that. Shirase Kobuchizawa’s mother is an antarctic researcher who went missing during the last exploration. Years later, Shirase is determined to reach the placeContinue reading “A Place Further Than the Universe”

Darling in the Franxx

Darling in the Franxx tells the story of Hiro and Zero Two, two young soldiers who pilot mechs in order to protect humanity from a hostile robot-dinosaur army, called Klaxosaurs. The show is rich with religious allegory in a dystopian human future where gender, identity, and free thought is lost. These two, as part ofContinue reading “Darling in the Franxx”

Laid Back Camp

True to its name, we follow the calming story of four high school soon-to-be friends and their love for winter time camping. Nadeshiko Kagemihara insists on visiting a lakeside campsite with a view of Mount Fuji but falls asleep when she gets there. She is taken in by Rin Shima, a veteran camper and fellowContinue reading “Laid Back Camp”