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: Hellsing Ultimate

[Synopsis]: Tasked with defending England from undead and supernatural assailants, the Hellsing Organization led by Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing (Mizuhashi Kaori), grows strained as the frequency of vampire attacks increases. Hellsing’s own greatest weapon, an ancient and powerful vampire named Alucard (Nakata Jouji) along with his new servant Seras Victoria (Orikasa Fumiko) are quickly drawn into the central…

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: Berserk

[Synopsis]: Berserk is the story of Guts (Canna, Nobutoshi), a mercenary warrior possessing immense strength, who joins the Band of the Hawk under the leadership of Griffith (Morikawa, Toshiyuki), a charistmatic tactician and deadly warrior in his own right. Together along with Casca (Miyamura, Yuko) and the rest of the Band of the Hawk, the two men set…

Review: Aoi Bungaku Series

[Synopsis]: Aoi Bungaku is a collection of six classical Japanese works of literature that investigate various themes within the human condition, often presenting the darker side of humanity in doing so. The featured stories in order are No Longer Human (Osamu Dazai); In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom (Ango Sakaguchi); Kokoro (Natsume Soseki); Run, Melos! (Osamu…

Review: Gakkougurashi!

WARNING: I think that the first episode is far better if you go into it blind and so I would recommend watching the first episode before reading this review though it is not required for understanding [Synopsis]: Takeya Yuki (Minase, Inori) along with her friends Kurumi (Ozawa, Ari), Yuuri (Ichimichi, Mao), and Miki (Takahashi, Rie) make up the School-Living club…