The Best Anime of 2016

I hadn’t originally planned on writing a retrospective of 2016 however between the somewhat dry Winter season and the recent Crunchyroll award results, I thought I’d draft up my own list of shows worth mentioning. In doing so, I realized that my list would probably read more unconventionally than most and so I decided to…

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: Occultic;Nine

[Synopsis]: Occultic;Nine follows the interweaving stories of nine unusual individuals in a city where the occult is booming and and the supernatural has become a common topic of discussion within the media. Gamon Yuuta (Kaji Yuki), self-proclaimed NEET and owner of the paranormal discussion blog ‘Kiri Kiri Basara,’ is one of these individuals. His interest in…

The Eccentric Cohesion of Occultic;Nine

[Description]: A breakdown of how the various unconventional elements of Occultic;Nine play into one another in order to become more engaging. I explore how visual and narrative techniques that might compromise a show’s appeal by themselves strike an unpredictable harmony with one another through Occultic;Nine’s presentation.

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…