Review: Demi-chan wa Kataritai

In recent years, demi-humans, also known as demis, have begun integrating into society. Takahashi Tetsuo, a school biology teacher who has always been fascinated with demis, finally gets his chance to encounter and interact with them upon learning that one of his fellow teachers is a succubus. Shortly afterwards, he discovers that he will be…

Review: 3-gatsu no Lion

3-gatsu no Lion revolves around Kiriyama Rei, a 17-year-old professional shogi player who lives alone in Tokyo. Rei’s introverted personality and troubled past cause him to lead a reclusive and unhealthy lifestyle however his encounters with his energetic shogi peers as well as the endearing Kawamoto sisters disrupt his bleak isolation. Through both shogi and his developing…

Review: Fune wo Amu

[Synopsis]: On the cusp of beginning the creation of a new dictionary titled ‘The Great Passage’, a veteran of Genbu Shobo’s dictionary editorial department, Araki Kouhei (Kaneo Tetsuo), announces that he will soon be retiring. In pursuit of finding an equally fitting successor and with the help of his fellow employee Nishioka Misashi (Kamiya Hiroshi), Araki encounters Majime…

Review: Yozakura Quartet Series (Hana no Uta)

[Synopsis]: Surrounding the town of Sakurashin are The Seven Pillars which exist simultaneously in both the human world and the world of the youkai. Due to this connection, youkai have come to live in the town and coexist alongside its human residents. The Hiizumi Life Counseling Office exists in order to uphold the pleasant atmosphere of the town. Headed…

Review: Usagi Drop

[Synopsis]: After his grandfather passes away, 30-year old Kawachi Daikichi (Tsuchida Hiroshi) visits his family’s home to attend the funeral. Once there, he encounters a young girl named Rin (Matsuura Ayu) who is said to be his late grandfather’s illegitimate child. With her guardian now deceased and her future uncertain, Rin is left in an awkward…

Review: Mob Psycho 100

[Synopsis]: Were it not for his powerful psychic abilities, Kageyama Shigeo (Itou Setsuo), also known as Mob, would be a completely average, middle school student. While he may be incredibly gifted with supernatural powers, he isn’t able to become friends with the girl he likes or be cool like other students. Under the tutelage and guidance…

Review: Amaama to Inazuma

[Synopsis]: After losing his wife, high-school teacher Inuzuka Kouhei (Nakamura Yuuichi) is left alone to care for his daughter Tsumugi (Endou Rina). Because of his meager cooking ability, the two often ate store-bought meals until they encountered Iida Kotori (Hayami Saori), one of Inuzuka’s students, whose mother owns a restaurant. Because of her mother’s busy schedule, Kotori is usually left by herself…

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: 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…