Director’s Cut: August, Bop or Drop, and SNAFU

This month’s schedule You already got: Ride Your Wave You will get (In order): Love, Chunibyo, and other Delusions School Live Anohana Next Month’s Schedule (In order) Penguin Highway Director’s Cut (Our Monthly Check-ins like this) My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Josee, the Tiger and the Fish Wonder Egg Priority I can not express howContinue reading “Director’s Cut: August, Bop or Drop, and SNAFU”

The Devil is a Part Timer

Ente Isla is an island chain controlled by the Devil. His army led an assault across the islands, killing thousands and putting even more under his oppressive rule. A hero rises up from the holy church and leads a revolution against him. Cornered, he retreats out a magical gate to earth, and the hero followsContinue reading “The Devil is a Part Timer”

July, 86 Eighty-Six, and First Takes

This month’s schedule You already got: Vinland Saga Mob Psycho 100 Yasuke You will get (In order): The Devil is a Part Timer We had quite the slide from a solid 27 points in Vinland Saga to 16 points in Yasuke. I love having Nick Mo. back for another review, but I always prefer forContinue reading “July, 86 Eighty-Six, and First Takes”

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”

Erased

Ever since a string of kidnappings when he was in elementary school, Satoru has had moments where he “revived” right before a moment of danger and could save someone. While he normally only goes back one to five minutes, he goes back eighteen years one day. To the time right before the kidnappings.  Characters SatoruContinue reading “Erased”

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”

In/Spectre

A play on word “Inspector”, In/Spectre is a Sherlock Holmes-esque detective show with a Japanese spirit world infusion. Kotoko was kidnaped by spirits when she was eleven years old and in return for taking an eye and a leg from her, they granted her the title of “God of Wisdom.” She meets Kuro during herContinue reading “In/Spectre”

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”