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Yowamushi Pedal


For a cycling anime, and especially for a sports anime, Yowamushi Pedal is a bit odd. Not that there are many cycling anime out there (I can’t thing of another besides Over … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nobunagun


As an anime, Nobunagun has an interesting premise: The world is being protected from doomsday by a secret government agency, and a crack-team who can wield the enhanced powers of … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kill La Kill


FUN! Outrageous, Ridiculous, Incredible fun! – That’s my impression of Kill La Kill. Coming from the directors of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, many say that this is to be expected, … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

To Aru Hikuushi E No Koiuta


Like dubs, the English translations of Japanese phrases can often make an anime look a lot less appealing than it is. To Aru Hikuushi E No Koiuta or “The Pilot’s … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Strike the Blood


Like most of the anime of this winter season (2013/2014), Strike the Blood is decent. Following the adventures of a powerful vampire and his sidekick/watchguard, it tells an action-packed, and … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Witch Craft Works


So… I’ve picked this up. Now at first, being a black african male, I was a little creeped out by how the title seemed like a statement: Witchcraft Works! Deal … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nisekoi


When the young heirs of two rivals gangs find themselves forced into a romantic relationship to placate the hot-blooded members of their factions, the fact that they have both met … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Samurai Flamenco


For me, “Samurai Flamenco” was such a silly title that I had knocked it off my list before ever seeing an episode. But it has turned out to be surprisingly… … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Noragami


Noragami, translated “Stray God,” is what one might call the coming-of-age story of a god and his familiar. It follows the happenings in the life of the god “Yato” – a … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tonari no Seki-kun


To describe this in a word: Hilarious!

January 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hamatora


Hamatora has a bit of a slow start. For an anime spanning only 12 episodes, it took me more than half of those before I was hooked. This despite the … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chuunibyo Demo Kio ga Shitai


Chunibyo Demo Kio ga Shitai is a love comedy that takes the idea of “being in love with a crazy person,” to new and playful heights by slightly tweaking the … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nagi no Asakura


When it comes to these kind of shows, it’s all about emotional attachment to the characters – which for me here isn’t that strong. I enjoy this show casually; enough … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gin No Saji


Gin no Saji really, really, reminds me of Moyashimon in so many ways. From the depiction of a peaceful yet challenging rural susbsistence, to the light and humourous banter, this … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kingdom


As a big fan of animes depicting this era (basically anything concerning the ancient dynasties, kingdoms, and warriors), this anime is one that I thoroughly enjoy and would give my … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hajime no Ippo


All I had to do was “hear” that a new season of Hajime no Ippo was starting, to get hyped up and excited for it. For sport-anime fans, and even … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Magi


My initial impression of Magi, was that it was a wonderful and uniquely crafted interpretation of the many folklores and tales from 1001 Nights. Featuring characters like Alibaba and Cassim, … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Uchuu Kyoudai


For a slice-of-life anime about 2 everyday astronaut brothers, Uchuu Kyoudai does a surprisingly good job of keeping me tuned in every week. Perhaps it is because I also am … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kuroko no Basket


This 2nd second season of Kuroko no Basket continues the much loved sports anime action of the previous season. As the Winter cup begins, old rivalries continue, and new skills … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Log Horizon


Coming so soon after the very popular Sword Art Online (SAO), Log Horizon presents a different perspective on the idea of being fully immersed in a massive multiplayer online game … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Diamond no Ace


I don’t know what it is about a well-made sports anime, that gets my blood boiling! Actually I do… It is the process of character development that always takes place … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Naruto Shippuden


Naruto is undoubtedly one of the big players in terms of long-running anime, and will more than satisfy with its grandoise action-packed scenes. Shippuden simply continues the trend, with a more … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hunter X Hunter (2011)


This remake/continuation of the original series and OVAs more than does it justice. In the same way FMA Brotherhood, brought the Full Metal Alchemist series back to life, the new … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

One Piece


By far the best long running anime I’ve ever watched. I’m a sucker for character development, and no other anime does it as well as one-piece. Sadly because of the … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment