His and Her Circumstances

I am a firm believer in the notion that a good story is not about coming up with a good idea, but strong execution of whatever idea it is that you do have; essentially, good writing is not about coming up with premises, it’s about the ability to make something compelling out of even the most basic premise.… Read more.


…and you know, let me say this right off the bat—Watamote (with the full Japanese title of “Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!” or the English title of “No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!”)… Read more.

Bocchi the Rock

I found out about Bocchi the Rock sometime either around when its first episode aired or shortly before then—I got recommended some random article about it and thought it seemed interesting, so I put it on my ever expanding plan-to-watch list assuming it was probably obscure.… Read more.


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.

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.

Interspecies Reviewers

If you haven’t already heard of Interspecies/Ishuzoku Reviewers, it’s quite infamous; before Redo of Healer, this was essentially the de-facto anime that became controversial for being extremely sexual/graphic in nature despite being released as a legitimate anime rather than a hentai.… Read more.