The Gem of 2021 – Odd Taxi Anime Review

“Eccentric and blunt, the walrus Hiroshi Odokawa lives a relatively normal life. He drives a taxi for a living, and there he meets several unique individuals: the jobless Taichi Kabasawa who is dead-set on going viral, the mysterious nurse Miho Shirakawa, the struggling comedic duo “Homo Sapiens,” and Dobu, a well-known delinquent. But Odokawa’s simpleContinue reading “The Gem of 2021 – Odd Taxi Anime Review”

Super Interesting Fantasy – Shadows House Anime Review

“The Shadows, characterized by their pitch-black appearance and tendency to emit soot when agitated, are a family of nobles who reside in a colossal manor deep within the mountains far from other humans. When a Shadow child is nearly of-age, they are assigned a Living Doll who acts not only as their attendant but alsoContinue reading “Super Interesting Fantasy – Shadows House Anime Review”

Slow Start but Worth It – Joran: The Princess of Snow & Blood Review

“In 1931, the Tokugawa Shogunate remains in power, marking the 64th year of the Meiji era. Holding a monopoly over the newly discovered “Dragon Vein,” the government is leading Japan toward an advanced Edo period. During this time, an elite force of executioners called “Nue” is tasked with defending the Shogunate from a rebel institutionContinue reading “Slow Start but Worth It – Joran: The Princess of Snow & Blood Review”

Lived up to the Hype – Demon Slayer: Infinity Train Anime Review

“After a string of mysterious disappearances begin to plague a train, the Demon Slayer Corps’ multiple attempts to remedy the problem prove fruitless. To prevent further casualties, the flame pillar, Kyoujurou Rengoku, takes it upon himself to eliminate the threat. Accompanying him are some of the Corps’ most promising new blood: Tanjirou Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma,Continue reading “Lived up to the Hype – Demon Slayer: Infinity Train Anime Review”

A lot Better Than I Remember – Demon Slayer Anime Review

“Ever since the death of his father, the burden of supporting the family has fallen upon Tanjirou Kamado’s shoulders. Though living impoverished on a remote mountain, the Kamado family are able to enjoy a relatively peaceful and happy life. One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village to make a little moneyContinue reading “A lot Better Than I Remember – Demon Slayer Anime Review”

A Fun Detour – Gintama: Slip Arc (Season 6) Anime Review

It took me a lot longer than I would’ve liked but another season of Gintama down and the conclusion creeps ever more closely. I had opted to watch this season after season 8 because the momentum Gintama was on was ridiculous starting with the Shogun Assassination, arc and I wanted to just plow through it. With that being said, like always, I loved this season. Mainly comprised of multi-part comedy arcs it was very enjoyable through and through.

Continued Greatness – Gintama: Silver Soul Arc Second Half War (Season 8) Anime Review

This season is another great Gintama season. This was the finale to the major conflict that’s been brewing these past few seasons while also being the beginning of the epilogue. With that, there’s a lot of laughs, emotions, hype moments, and by the end, I just have this feeling of bitter-sweetness that this amazing anime is almost over.

Bad Adaptations – What makes an Adaptation Bad??

So in my new podcast, I ranted about bad adaptations. And I wanted to talk more in-depth about what really constitutes a bad adaptation and then in turn what anime have bad adaptations. I’ve started a few times that I believe anime (or animation in general) is the greatest form of art there is. Now that’s another post for another day, but my take on that boils down to it consisting of so many forms of art while also having the freedom of creativity of animation and art style. So it’s always a great time when a popular manga or someone’s favorite manga gets announced to have an adaptation on the way. Until the studio is revealed and its Pierrot. I think it goes without being said that there’s a difference between a bad adaptation and just flat-out bad anime. So what makes an adaptations bad and what are some bad adaptations?