Yasuke

Yasuke takes the historic story of Japan’s only Black samurai and twists it with gundam-esque robots, soul-infused magic and demonic forces. But despite the swirling, dangerous world he lives in, we find Yasuke a husk of what he used to be — tired, hopeless and without purpose. The six-episode Netflix series follows two parallel arcs.Continue reading “Yasuke”

Mob Psycho 100

Shigeo Kageyama is a middle school boy with incredible psychic abilities and mental trauma. Mob Psycho 100 is the story of Shigeo as he learns to control his abilities, and improve his mentality and his body while working part time as an exorcist for a fake psychic.  Characters Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama is possibly the quietestContinue reading “Mob Psycho 100”

Vinland Saga

Thorfinn is a young Icelandic boy around 1000 A.D., the time of the great Danish empire. His father, a once-renowned viking legend, has settled his family far away from war, only to be found and called back to the battlefield. Thorfinn stows away with his father, only to watch him die. Thorfinn swears on hisContinue reading “Vinland Saga”

Akame Ga Kill

Tatsumi is a bright eyed, bushy tailed, country dweller that needs to go to the capital to send money back to his village. After a band of assassins called “Night Raid” free him from a conniving wealthy family that lured him into their home, he joins them in their mission to usurp the current rulingContinue reading “Akame Ga Kill”

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Sakura is hopelessly in love with a boy who writes manga. The issue? Instead of confessing, she says she is his biggest fan and he takes her in as his assistant. Bummer. Taking it in stride, she tries to grow closer to him through making manga, meeting his friends, and learning about his life.  CharactersContinue reading “Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun”

Horimiya

Izumi Miyamora is a sweet and shy boy with a hidden punk side. Kyoko Hori is a popular girl and an enthusiastic homebody. When Kyoko’s kid brother falls on that fateful day, Miyamora helps him home and the romance between Kyoko and Izumi blooms. Horimiya (Hori + Miya) tells the story of these two highContinue reading “Horimiya”

Violet Evergarden

*Violet Evergarden consists of the 13 episode show, a half hour special episode, and a movie. This review takes all three into account with the most emphasis placed on the show.* Violet Evergarden was raised to be a weapon. A child soldier given to an army major by his brother, Violet took orders, killed, andContinue reading “Violet Evergarden”

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”

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”

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”