Author: perseus54321

  • The Seasonal Anime Round-Up: Spring 2022

    You might be wondering what the heck is going on. I mean, I’ve reviewed anime like clockwork ever since I started writing this blog in October of 2020. My consistency is a point of pride, actually, so I don’t change my approach lightly. I’ve just grown dissatisfied with the way I was publishing my reviews. […]

  • Scum’s Wish is Actually a Masterpiece

    I don’t know if this is a hot take. I asked on Twitter, and the mixed results I received leave me just as confused as when I started. I generally pride myself for keeping a finger on the pulse of anime discourse, but I’ve heard surprisingly little about Scum’s Wish. I don’t usually refer to […]

  • Is Fruits Basket Overrated?

    I understand that I am pushing my luck here. When I rip into Evangelion or Death Note, I am spared by the fact that those shows have a fair number of detractors. Mushoku Tensei is controversial, to say the least, so the ratio of comments agreeing with my points is about 1:1 with comments telling […]

  • What Makes The Best Anime Protagonist?

    Last year, I wrote an essay on Lelouch, explaining how Code Geass created what I believe to be the best protagonist in anime, and I got a fair amount of disagreement from peers and readers. I mean, it’s a subjective question, but any time I’m confronted by our nature to needlessly debate that which is […]

  • Shield Hero is the Perfect Isekai

    It’s been a minute since I’ve talked about The Rising of the Shield Hero, and that’s a shame. It’s one of my favorite isekai from the last few years, and considering how big the genre is, that’s no mean feat. It’s not as challenging or deep as something like Re: Zero, but Shield Hero isn’t […]

  • My Dress Up Darling Proves Horny CAN be Wholesome

    My lack of interest in ecchi anime is well-documented. Generally, the more an anime goes out of their way to be titillating, the less invested I am. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord bored me to tears, while I watched High School DxD for the plot, and I do mean the plot. Food Wars: […]

  • Triangle Strategy: A Lesson in Disappointment

    I have a love/hate relationship with tactical RPGs. Fire Emblem Three Houses is one of my favorite games, which a lot of fans of both the franchise and the genre would tell you means I’m more a fan of dating sims than I am of strategy games. In my humble opinion, the two aren’t mutually […]

  • Bokurano Makes Me Uncomfortable, and That’s Okay

    What is the purpose of a story? That’s not a rhetorical question, even if it is a broad one. It doesn’t have a reliable single answer, but if you enjoy any story, it’s worth pondering what its purpose is. Everyone has a different reason why they appreciate art, and if I asked a hundred people […]

  • Sabikui Bisco Review: Mush-Room to Grow

    Studio: OZ Director: Atsushi Ikariya Streaming on: Crunchyroll Future generations of weebs will look back on our not-so illustrious history and mark two eras on the calendar: before Winter 2021, and after. In no uncertain terms, last year’s inaugural season offered up a legendary serving of anime, and honestly, it has affected my judgment as […]

  • Tokyo 24th Ward Review: Go, Go, Minority Report Rangers!

    Studio: Cloverworks Director: Naokatsu Tsuda Streaming on: Funimation, Crunchyroll Tokyo 24th Ward is immediately intriguing. If you asked me off the top of my head what anime does well, I could rattle off a few things: high-concept fantasy and science fiction, colorful characters with vibrant personalities, and creating new ways to visualize strange or outlandish […]