Review: Princess Tutu

[Synopsis]: Princess Tutu tells the story of Ahiru (Katou Nanae), a simple duck who is one day transformed into a human girl by a mysterious man named Drosselmeyer (Noboru Mitani). Gifted an egg-shaped pendent that allows her to transform into the graceful Princess Tutu, a narrative begins to form around her as she endeavors to return the…

Review: 91 Days

[Synopsis]: Seven years ago, a dispute within the mafia lead to the violent murder of the Lagusa family save for their youngest son who escapes into the night. Years later, hollow and lusting for revenge against the Vanetti Family, young Angelo Lagusa (Kondou Takashi) is offered an opportunity to fulfill his ambitions when he receives a…

Review: Orange

[Synopsis]: Takamiya Naho (Hanazawa Kana), a second-year high school student, one day mysteriously receives a letter written from herself ten years in the future. Able to predict the events of each day before they happen, the letter details Naho’s future regrets – most important of which is her inability to prevent the suicide of her friend and classmate Narusue…

Review: Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

[Synopsis]: Returning from a convenience store late at night, Natsuki Subaru (Kobayashi Yuusuke) blinks to find himself inexplicably standing in the middle of a busy street in a fantasy world. Enthusiastic about this incredible development, Subaru is quickly beaten to a pulp by some back alley thugs before being rescued by a mysterious girl (Takahashi Rie) chasing…

Review: Berserk (2016)

[Synopsis]: Picking up around 2 years after the events of the original 1997 series, Berserk (2016) follows the story of Guts on his quest for vengeance after being betrayed and branded as a sacrifice. Haunted by spirits everywhere he goes and driven nearly mad by his rage and pain, he seeks out the demonic Apostles of the God Hand in…

Review: Casshern Sins

[Synopsis]: Bereft of his memories and blessed with an invincible body, Casshern (Furuya Toru) awakens to a bleak and desolate world gripped by a cataclysmic atmosphere known as The Ruin. Almost all of humanity has died off and the countless robots that inhabit the planet rust and disintegrate with each passing day. Unaware of what has…

Review: Arslan Senki (TV): Fuujin Ranbu

[Synopsis]: After Arslan’s victory at the Battle of Saint Emmanuel he and his army are forced to postpone their assault on Ecbatana as they return to Peshawar fortress in order to repel a Turan invasion. Meanwhile, Hilmes discovers the whereabouts of an ancient Parsian artifact – the legendary sword Rukhnabad, a symbol of the true king of Pars…

Review: Cowboy Bebop

[Synopsis]: In the year 2071, years after the hyperspace gateway on the moon exploded, humanity has scattered amongst the stars and colonized much of the solar system. In order to uphold the law, the Inter-Solar System Police established a contract system which gave way to the profession of bounty hunters referred to as ‘Cowboys’. Former-gangster Spike…

Review: Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen

[Synopsis]: The second season takes place a short while after the first – Kaiji (Hagiwara Masato), returned to his old lifestyle and haunted by an insurmountable debt, is overjoyed when he encounters Endou on the street. Hoping for another high-stakes chance at gambling he willingly follows Endou only to be kidnapped and transported to an underground…

Review: Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor

[Synopsis]: Itou Kaiji (Hagiwara Masato), jobless and depressed, fills his days with gambling, cheap liquor, and cigarettes. His wretched lifestyle is one day interrupted by a man who comes to collect a debt which Kaiji negligently co-signed for a past co-worker. With this immense dept thrust upon him, he is left with only two choices. To work…