My first impression of Kiznaiver after finishing the first episode was that, regardless of whether it was good or bad, it would definitely be interesting. The premise was unique, albeit convoluted, Trigger has a strong style and writer Mari Okada (Anohana, Toradora) has written a lot of highly regarded anime before. The first episode also made it very … Continue reading Kiznaiver Review
If you've been involved in the anime community at all in the past five years, you've probably heard two things about Sword Art Online: it's the greatest anime ever and it's the worst anime ever. It was hugely popular when it first aired in 2012, and the backlash that inevitably comes after that much popularity … Continue reading Sword Art Online Season 1 Review
Warning: this editorial will contain unmarked spoilers for the Evangelion Rebuilds, especially 3.0. Saying Evangelion 3.0 was divisive is like saying One Piece is long. 2.0 was hugely popular, and for good reason. It kept a lot of the strong character psychology and mech fights that made the original series one of the most popular and influential anime … Continue reading WTF Happened With Evangelion 3.0?
It's impossible to talk about UBW without mentioning the hype surrounding it. Fate/Zero was a massive hit, and people were talking about UBW months before Ufotable even announced which route they were adapting. Ufotable's reputation and Fate/Zero's popularity meant that expectations for UBW couldn't be higher, which ended up being its biggest downfall; nothing could … Continue reading Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014) Review
Spoiler Warning: There will be some small spoilers from Fate/Zero here since the two are so closely connected. I won't spoil anything major, but there will be some small details here and there. Even though Fate/Zero was the first popular Fate adaptation, it wasn't the first to be released. That honor goes to the 2006 … Continue reading Fate/Stay Night (2006) Review
Fate/Zero has a lot of backstory, both in the show itself and regarding its origins. It was originally a novel series by Gen Urobuchi, but that series was a prequel to an existing visual novel by Kinoko Nasu called Fate/Stay Night. That means that it has to both tell its own story and connect it … Continue reading Fate/Zero Review