Category Archives: First Impressions

10 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Scamp /

Winter Anime 2015 First Impressions: Luck and Logic, Dimension W and some sequels

While I beat Inushinde to the punch to write about that fantastic Rakugo anime, he beat me in writing about that time-travelling manga author show, aka the other really good anime this season (even if a little part of me secretly preferred Dagashi Kashi aka Candy Crush). So now I jump back into the pile […]

5 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Inushinde /

Grimgar First Impressions: The Moral Peculiarity of MMOs

Anime titles tend to be utilitarian things, serving only to distinguish a work, without necessarily speaking for the content. There are a few exceptions though, where a title communicates everything about the show without actually spelling it out in classic light novel format. Grimgar is heir to this noble tradition. It’s grim, it’s fantasy, and there […]

6 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Inushinde /

Boku dake ga Inai Machi Episode 1: It’s Hard to Get Good Screenshots of Bokumachi Therefore it Sucks

Thanks to the unfairness of abiding by a consistent sleep schedule and being way more diligent about actually writing about things in a timely manner, Scamp beat me to the punch on Rakugo Shinjuu, which I might actually consider writing on if later episodes keep up the same quality present here. So here are my thoughts […]

12 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Scamp /

Winter Anime 2015 First Impressions: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Dagashi Kashi and even more shorts

I had forgotten first impressions posts usually go this way. You write impressions of the first few series that air and try to act like there’s some promise here, then some actually good anime come out and suddenly those other anime look a hell of a lot weaker in comparison. I had two of these […]

10 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Scamp /

Winter 2015 Anime First Impressions part 1: Active Raid, Prince of Parkour, and some shorts

New season, new anime. New batch of first impressions. These are always fun as you watch me get excited for new anime that will ultimately let me down, dismiss a future classic because I don’t think it will go anywhere, and feel disappointed after anime I was excited for limp into view. Also sexual bullying via […]

6 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Inushinde /

Haruchika First Impressions: I Could Be Playing MGSV Instead I’m Watching Anime

After an experiment where PA Works decided to make something that adults not mentally stuck in their high school years would enjoy, it looks like they’ve settled back into what they do best: Making shiny-haired slop about teenagers with mundane problems enjoying their youth in a way that only adults with regret could do. Well […]

7 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Inushinde /

Shomin Sample Episode 1: Shame Sample

It’s probably pretty telling of a show’s quality and appeal when nobody subs it for several days. But hey, at least we finally got that perennial inhabitant of Scamp’s fake season charts, subbed courtesy of (who fucking else?) Funimation! I guess not even fake charts are sacred anymore.

6 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Inushinde /

Owarimonogatari Episode 1: The Beginning of the End

In typical Monogatari fashion, the 48 minute introductory episode becomes one of the most verbose 48 minute stretches in existence. And, in equally typical Monogatari fashion, this isn’t at all a bad thing. Thanks to the smoke and mirrors that Shaft uses to make up for the fact that everything is just two people talking […]

  • Categories

  • Anime

  • Latest MAL Articles