Oresuki

…and yet further still, it’s not about the budding romance between the male and female protagonist, nor is it about the eventual crushes the other female characters develop for him. Instead, it’s about the relationship between the male protagonist, his friends, and most importantly of all, his best friend.… Read more.

Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism

…first off, I went into this expecting it to be more of a comedy and less action and plot heavy than it actually was. If you couldn’t tell just from that comment alone, it’s really not; this is a straight up shonen anime, action scenes and attack names abound.… Read more.

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

…and yet, for as dense as the protagonist truly is, it’s somehow believable; she’s so caught up in the idea that she’s the villain, that the male characters will inevitably fall in love with the game’s original protagonist and that her life is in danger to the point where you can actually sympathize with her denseness.… Read more.

K-On!

Many, many times in the past, I have referenced K-On’s “sense of grand scale”, a point of discussion I use for many other shows I watch both in and out of its genre—but what exactly does that mean?… Read more.

Konosuba

…never does the show feel like it slows down, misses a beat, or runs out of ideas; and despite how unavoidably incompetent Kazuma and his party seem, the show never strays too far from their ultimate goal of defeating the Devil King, always driving the plot forward in the most unexpected but welcome ways.… Read more.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

…it’s actually quite sad when it ends because it leaves you desperately wanting more. Like, I’d literally pay to see the remainder of Chiyo, Nozaki and everyone else’s high school lives animated in full.… Read more.

Tonari no Seki-kun

…when I lifted Re:Zero up onto its lofty pedestal, I tried to make the point of how deep and well thought out the story was and how interesting the core characters were, but Seki-kun is hardly a show that rides off its interesting plot and excellent characterization.… Read more.

Yofukashi no Uta

…but now that I finally have the chance to sit down for this review and I’ve had a couple of weeks or so to stew on Yofukashi no Uta, I’ve come to realize part of the issue I was having was writer’s block, which is never fun and tells me something important about the show itself I’m trying to review; I’m apathetic towards it, regardless of whether or not it’s good or bad or somewhere inbetween.… Read more.