Visualizing Loneliness in 3-gatsu no Lion

Driven by its emotionally focused storytelling and breathtaking art style, 3-gatsu no Lion is without a doubt one of the visually loneliest shows I have ever seen. In its narrative exploration of Kiriyama Rei and his nebulous mentality, the show’s use of visual metaphors and melancholic imagery have led people to describe its presentation as depressingly beautiful, and rightfully so.…

Fall 2016: Seasonal Retrospective

The end of the season has come once again and with likely all my reviews now done, I wanted to take the time to briefly talk about what shows ended up being worthwhile. If you’re interested in learning more about any of the shows, I’ve provided links to their MAL pages as well as links to…

Review: Keijo!!!!!!!!

[Synopsis]: In the sport of Keijo, women compete against each other in water-filled stadiums atop floating platforms called ‘Lands’. Each girl’s objective is to knock the others off into the water or incapacitate them using only their butts and breasts. Kaminashi Nozomi (Lynn), a skilled gymnast, seeks to join the competitive world of Keijo in order to…

Review: Flip Flappers

[Synopsis]: Cocona (Takahashi Minami), an ordinary and reserved schoolgirl, one day has her world turned upside down after meeting a carefree girl named Papika (Ichimichi Mao) who spirits her away to a strange and abstract dimension known as Pure Illusion. Because the two girls can only travel to Pure Illusion when together, Cocona becomes involved with…

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: 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…

Fall 2016: What’s Worth Watching

[Description]: With week four of the Fall Season now finishing up and most of the airing shows a good deal into their content, it seems like a good time to voice my impressions of what I’ve been watching so far. I won’t be covering sequel series because I think most people will already be watching or not…

Fall 2016: Seasonal Prospects

[Description]: Now that the Fall season is just around the corner I wanted to take the opportunity to flesh out my opinions about the upcoming shows and talk about what looks good going forward. I will only be discussing the anime that have peaked my interest and so I won’t be covering every single show in the…