Category Archives: Anime Analysis

2 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Inushinde /

Sword Art Online II Episode 3: A Fear of Finger-Banging

To fill space in lieu of Aldnoah-dot-Zero not being very bloggable, I’m going to resume something I did on my old blog and write weekly about an episode of any show that does something good, bad, or just distinct enough to warrant analyzing. This week, SAOII Episode 3 has Sinon reduced from a potentially interesting […]

35 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Scamp /

Mahouka continues to be awful

When I stopped blogging Mahouka, I figured that would be the end of my involvement with the series. Yet here I am, 15 episodes in and I’m still watching it. Sure I’ve started watching it at 3x speed, but still I have some kind of weird fascination with it. Since I know a whole load […]

39 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Inushinde /

Log Horizon Review: More Like Log BOREizon

I’d like to imagine that this image perfectly encapsulates the only two responses to that title. Also the show. 

15 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Scamp /

Mushishi special Sun-Eating Shade

Mushishi was fairly successful when it originally came out. Which seems strange if you have any familiarity with the source material. It’s a slow, thoughtful, muted, episodic anime with no action or excitement or sexy men or women. It’s just about some guy travelling from rural village to rural village in pre-industrial Japan solving their […]

22 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Scamp /

Secret Santa review: Kanon (06)

Kanon is the the last of the Kyoto Animation animated Key visual novels that I had to see. Somehow I’d managed to watch all of Clannad, Clannad After Story and Air. While writing staff and directing staff differ slightly with each iteration, there’s an incredibly clear singular style between each anime. It’s a style that […]

7 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Inushinde /

Secret Santa review: Maria-sama ga Miteru

I’ll say right from the start that I probably experienced Marimite in the exact way that it wasn’t supposed to be watched—half-drunk, marathoned over the course of two days (save the first two episodes) while furiously wrapping presents for an abruptly rescheduled Christmas family get-together, and with more of an eye for Yumi’s goofy expressions […]

9 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Shinmaru /

Secret Santa review: Working!!

Hi, friends! Every year our friends at Reverse Thieves hold an event where people who write silly things about silly cartoons are given a person for whom they must choose three cartoons the recipient has never seen. I’ve had decent luck in the past with the things I’ve received! This year I got Nichijou, Working!! […]

61 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Scamp /

Although I still love the show, I feel let down by the Watamote ending

I didn’t want it to be like this. To  understand why I was let down by what the ending did wrong, I have to first explain what I think the rest of the series did right leading up to that. For the uninitiated, Watamote is about Tomoko, a teenage girl with severe social anxiety. She’s […]

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