Review: Kurozuka

[Synopsis]: Fleeing from his elder brother who wants him dead, Kurou (Miyano Mamoru) and his servant Benkei encounter a mysterious woman by the name of Kuromitsu (Park Romi) living alone in the mountains. Kurou falls ill and while he stays with Kuromitsu they fall in love with one another though he quickly discovers her dark secret…

Review: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri

[Synopsis]:  Twenty years ago, the Kabane inexplicably appeared – undead, humanoid monsters possessing an infectious bite and an iron cage around their hearts. Their aggressive and resilient nature quickly pushed humanity to the brink, forcing them to flee behind the walls of fortress-esque stations connected by a network of rails and ironclad locomotives. When the walls of Aragane station…

Review: Monster

[Synopsis]: Kenzou Tenma (Kiuchi Hidenobu) was a renowned, genius, neurologist and a rising star in the medical world until he disobeyed a direct order from Eisler Memorial Hospital’s chief director. Instead of operating on the newly arrived Mayor who had promised to fund the hospital in the near future, Tenma made decision based on his own morality to…

Review: Kiznaiver

[Synopsis]: Days before the school season draws to a close, quiet and introverted Katsuhira Agata (Kaji Yuki), his childhood friend, and a handful of other students are abducted by the mysterious Sonozaki Noriko (Yamamura Hibiku) on behalf of the Kizna Committee. The seven students are selected to become Kiznaivers – people connected by a bond of shared pain among one…

Review: Bungou Stray Dogs

[Synopsis]: Due to a recent string of mysterious incidents involving a great, white tiger, Nakajima Atsushi (Uemura Yuto) is evicted from the orphanage that has served as his home his entire life. Left both homeless and penniless, Atsushi happens upon a drowning stranger whom he rescues from a nearby river. The man turns out to be Dazai…

Review: Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199

[Synopsis]: 8 years ago, earth made its first contact with alien life – a race of humanoid beings known as Gamilans. Humanity’s attempts at achieving peace were answered with ruthless and unrelenting attacks. In the modern day, humanity lives in underground cities in order to survive the long-range Gamilan planet bombs which have dried up the land…

Review: Texhnolyze

[Synopsis]: In the underground city of Lux three factions strive to gain influence over the city – the stern and professional Organo led by Onishi Keigo (Tsuchida, Hiroshi), the Salvation Union who value the human body and spirit above artificial enhancements, and the Racan, a group of rebellious youths. Ichise (Haga, Satoshi), an orphaned prize-fighter, has…

Review: Uchouten Kazoku

[Synopsis]: Unbeknownst to the human citizens of Kyoto, they are not the sole residents of the city. Living alongside them are shape-shifting tanuki and otherworldly tengu. One such tanuki, Shimogamo Yasaburou (Sakurai, Takahiro), enjoys a bustling life of shape-shifting into human form and observing the many interactions and lifestyles of the city’s residents. With the recent passing…

Review: Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

[Synopsis]: In the year 5053, a young aristocrat named Albert de Morcerf (Fukuyama, Jun) and his friend Franz d’Epinay (Hirakawa, Daisuke) visit Luna to partake in the imminent festival. While there, they encounter a charming nobleman who introduces himself as the Count of Monte Cristo (Nakata, Jouji) whom Albert invites to visit him in his Paris home after…

Review: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

After his release from prison Yotarou (Seki, Tomokazu) seeks an apprenticeship in Rakugo from Yuurakutei Yakumo (Ishida, Akira), a renowned master of the art who was known as Kikuhiko in his earlier years. After some coercing the elderly master accepts him as his first pupil and through Yotarou’s personality and the style of his developing Rakugo, Kikuhiko is reminded…