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

Highlight: Winter 2017 anime season

Winter 2017 plays all the right tunes for a fantastic year ahead of us. I'm very pleased with the selection this season; a great deal of above average and top-notch shows. There are no mediocre shows this season but there are two bad shows. But even the bad ones are entertaining in their own ways. Before… Continue reading Highlight: Winter 2017 anime season

Highlight: Fall 2016 anime season

What a fantastic season! Kidding, it's just a short one. I picked four fewer shows than I did in the last season but only two of them are rated below decent. I thoroughly enjoyed the cash cow that is Hibike! Euphonium and I didn't have any doubt it would make the highlight this season from the get-go. I also got… Continue reading Highlight: Fall 2016 anime season

Highlight: Summer 2016 anime season

Oh I felt cheated alright. I felt the dire lack of witch show this season and the nauseous Re-something naming trend. In the case of Rewrite, it was a huge train-wreck expected. I have yet to hear any decent novel from Key since Little Busters! (last time I heard, even the novel adaptation of Angel Beats!… Continue reading Highlight: Summer 2016 anime season

Highlight: Spring 2016 anime season

Let's not talk about Camp NaNoWriMo in every seasonal review, okay? Oops, did I just...never mind! The majority of shows this season are decent. Among those "decent" ratings, some fell short of their potential while others exceeded it. Kumamiko had a strong lead almost the entire season. I was expecting it to be highlighted but… Continue reading Highlight: Spring 2016 anime season

Highlight: Winter 2016 anime season

NaNoWriMo Camp is still going on but I suppose it's time I spare a few thousands words for the long-awaited seasonal review. This season, we have quite a number of continuations; we have another Monogatari Series installment right away, the second season of lovey dovy story Akagami no Shiraiyukihime, and the second season of the… Continue reading Highlight: Winter 2016 anime season

Highlight: Fall 2015 anime season

Last anime season of the year is here. It's strange when I think about it. Apparently, in Japan, the year starts with Winter instead of Spring. It's a bit too late to say Merry Christmas, but Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone in the western hemisphere. It's all for the sake of going… Continue reading Highlight: Fall 2015 anime season

Highlight: Summer 2015 anime season

After the last fantastic Spring season, the selection this Summer is rather underwhelming. I heard there are some really good series that unfortunately didn't make it to my watchlist. So, in order to set the scope of this review, I'll write a bit about my picks this Summer at the end. But first, I'll go through the highlight: Akagami no Shiraiyuki-hime… Continue reading Highlight: Summer 2015 anime season