Review: Youjo Senki

At the moment of his untimely death, a heartless and pragmatic Japanese salaryman is confronted by a mysterious, godlike being he refers to as “Being X”. As an atheist, the salaryman rejects the notion of reincarnation and the power of the entity,  saying that faith is something adopted by the weak in dire situations. In order to…

Review: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders (Both Seasons)

Taking place after the previous events of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Stardust Crusaders jumps forward another 50 years to the year 1989. Centering around Jotaro Kujo (Ono Daisuke), the grandson of Joseph Joestar (Ishizuka Unshou), Stardust Crusaders begins its story in Japan after Jotaro awakens a supernatural ability known as a Stand – a powerful manifestation of psyche and life force.…

Review: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure chronicles the extraordinary tale of the Joestar family and its decedents throughout the years. The story begins in the late 1800’s in Great Britain when an adolescent Jonathan Joestar (Okitsu Kazuyuki) first encounters his rival Dio Brando (Koyasu Takehito), after his adoption into the family. Dio endeavors to maliciously ruin Jonathan’s life and supplant him…

Review: Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku

[Synopsis]: A popular mobile game called ‘The Magical Girl Raising Project’ is rumored to have the ability to transform a select few of its players into real magical girls. These rumors turn out to be true as 16 girls are chosen and granted the ability to change into the likeness of their avatar and gain fantastic abilities.…

Review: Shuumatsu no Izetta

[Synopsis]: In 1940, the world is racked by its Second World War as the powerful military nation of Germania turns its attention towards the small country of Eylstadt. The crown Princess of Eylstadt, Ortfiné Fredericka von Eylstadt (Hayami Saori), does what she can to defend her meager country but in doing so falls into the hands into…

Review: Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season

[Synopsis]: With the conflict between the Armed Detective Agency and the Port Mafia already raging on, the appearance of The Guild further endangers the balance of the city. The stage has been set for a three-way gifted war between the organizations and by the end, only one will be left standing. Atsushi (Uemura Yuto), Dazai (Miyano Mamoru), and the rest…

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: Tales of Zestiria the X

[Synopsis]: Tales of Zestiria takes place in a world where long ago, humans and supernatural beings called seraphim lived alongside one another. Over the years, humanity lost the ability to perceive the seraphim and they grew scarce as the negative emotions of humanity, a corrupting force called ‘malevolence,’ took root in the land. Legends speak of…

Recommendations: Action (12)

[Description]:  Action shows are all about high-intensity, fast-pacing, and big, epic, payoff moments. They always feature tons of fights, battles, and dramatic exchanges in order to conjure up excitement and passion in the viewer. Their stories are often more simplistic and straightforward but there are still plenty of action shows that manage to be just as thematic,…

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…