This girl Hozuki seems to be the one carrying the show so far. This one's a mixed bag. Yeah, you read that right. Among all that showed their first episodes I had to give this anime 3 episodes to know where it's supposed to go. It's still rough on the edges. What it mostly shows … Continue reading First Impressions: Kono Oto Tomare!
Before I'll start this anime wasn't in my preview for this season. After looking up most of them I gave this show a chance. After 2 episodes in, I'm in love with it. It's drastically different in terms of presentation. You get placeholder crowds, blatant ads, song numbers, transformation sequences, flamboyantly gay men, cross-dressing, drugs, … Continue reading First Impressions: Sarazanmai
Behind Kaguya's face is a girl who wanted a normal life. I've got my fair share of romantic comedies when it comes to anime. There's always those tropes you're familiar with, and they try to make their own spin. Kaguya-sama is a no brainer. It uses them with added trippy visuals to keep things new. … Continue reading First Impressions: Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Even if it was aired late into the season, Tsurune has set its goals. From Kyoto Animation, it is based on the novel of the same name in their own imprint. Following 5 boys and other members in the club, the entire story follows the same introduction pattern from some Sports anime I've seen this … Continue reading First Impressions: Tsurune
I didn't expect it to be this way. The senpai making moves to her kouhai yet the kouhai is numb to any form of affection. Two episodes in and I'm seeing a distinction. (Take note I haven't read the manga.) Yuu, never experienced true love but she only has an idea through shoujo manga and … Continue reading First Impressions: Yagate Kimi ni Naru
Yes, you read that right. That's the name of the anime based on a light novel by Hajime Kamoshida. Also known as the Seishun Buta Yarou Series, I'll refer to this as Bunny Girl Senpai. Normally I do my First Impressions after 3 episodes but there's going to be some exceptions. Right from the get go … Continue reading First Impressions: Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai
Am I one of the few people watching this? Yes? No? Well, ok. That's what you get when you premiere the first episode a month ago but didn't get a following afterwards. Anyway, some things to clear up: It is NOT a spin-off to Tiger and Bunny, it's an original series. This anime is about … Continue reading First Impressions: Double Decker! Doug & Kirill
Comedy is strong this season. When you're looking for a show that gives you a good laugh, Chio-chan's got you covered. Also known as Chio's School Road, it follows a lowly gamer girl who doesn't want to stand out in school. Though it doesn't always take place in school a lot of shenanigans happen on … Continue reading First Impressions: Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
Banana Fish does not take itself lightly. Drugs, crime syndicates, violence, and sexual depictions are all present here. But what drives most people off is the representation of homosexuality. I mean come on, can't anyone already move on from that mindset? It has what most people want yet they would rather watch another ecchi show … Continue reading First Impressions: Banana Fish
Behind the fluid animation is a story grounded in trivial reasons. After a strong start, it seems a bunch of hurdles is bringing it down. Hanebado! tells the story of the members in the badminton club finding their reason to become better. Not just in the sport itself, but also how it affects everyone's teamwork. In … Continue reading First Impressions: Hanebado!