Highlight: Fall 2019 anime season

Surprise surprise! We're back in business with another seasonal anime review! Now in a brand new format! Fall 2019 marks the end of this review's one-year hiatus. Indeed, it's been a good long year to catch up on a few old shows I have never gotten the chance to watch; namely the original Ginga Eiyuu… Continue reading Highlight: Fall 2019 anime season

Monogatari Series light novels bundle

So for those who have no idea what this is about. Monogatari Series light novels, all sixteen available English volumes, being sold at Black Friday-tier discount at HumbleBundle, link below: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/monogatari-kodansha-books I'm not going to lie, this is the first bundle since Narcissu season pass bundle that really got me excited. That means two goddamn years… Continue reading Monogatari Series light novels bundle

Highlight: Fall 2018 anime season

Fall 2018 ended two months ago, yet it is only till this week that I can find time to write a review for it. Thankfully, I have already written the seasonal selection since the end of the season, and therefore I didn't have to do much soul-searching my rusty memories for the best shows to… Continue reading Highlight: Fall 2018 anime season

Highlight: Summer 2018 anime season

My head is still spinning from all the time travel shenanigans this season. There aren't enough good titles to pick up this season; and to be frank, I could hardly find time to follow more than a handful anyway. Shingeki no Kyojin seems to be a lot milder these days and I'm inclined to think this… Continue reading Highlight: Summer 2018 anime season

Highlight: Spring 2018 anime season

Welcome to the season of heroes and epic battles! Half of the selections in Spring 2018 season are established franchises; cash cows that are almost guaranteed to be decent at the bare minimum. For the most parts, the cash cows met my expectations with one unfortunate exception: Steins;Gate Zero. One problem with writing a prequel is… Continue reading Highlight: Spring 2018 anime season

Highlight: Winter 2018 anime season

The main hype this season revolves around Madhouse studio and their second season shows. For a long, long time, it has become an established fact in the industry that Madhouse, as talented as they are, never get around to make a second season of anything. And yet, here we are, beholding this historic moment when… Continue reading Highlight: Winter 2018 anime season

Highlight: Fall 2017 anime season

Despite the hypes around Mahoutsukai no Yome, the show ultimately falls short. It did great in world building, audio-visual quality, and character development. However, it lacks suspension; it lacks a dilemma to overcome, an antagonist to defeat, or a MacGuffin to desire. The only villain appeared in the show thus far has been as flat as… Continue reading Highlight: Fall 2017 anime season

Highlight: Summer 2017 anime season

It's been a long summer indeed. Much to my dismay (or pleasure), I have the longest and most well-rounded selection ever this season. The new Owarimonogatari anime looks great as always though too many spoilers from the novel ruined it for me. On the list of things that were "ruined by spoilers," this season were… Continue reading Highlight: Summer 2017 anime season

Highlight: Spring 2017 anime season

Two years of blogging seasonal reviews and I have yet to see any anime season as powerful as this season. Three shows made it to the top for their successful delivery of one awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping moment. It is always delightful to watch the story slowly building up to that decisive moment and to see the… Continue reading Highlight: Spring 2017 anime season

Project Sekai visual novels bundle

Okay, visual novels; Japanese counterpart of tale-tell games, packed with big eyes, otaku subcultures and typical Japanese fetishes. But wait, don't close this tab yet. Take a look at this new bundle offer from HumbleBundle and Project Sekai. Take a look at the offering on "beat the average" tier. See the one in the middle?… Continue reading Project Sekai visual novels bundle