When I first started watching HANEBADO!, I was expecting a sports anime similar to Haikyuu!! but with a predominantly female cast. In some ways, that’s what I got. In many other ways, it is nothing like that at all, the primary difference being the main character, Ayano Hanesaki who’s anger and jealousy define the series… Read More Newman’s Nook: The Anger and Jealousy of Hanesaki
In Episode 6 of Fist of the North Star we are introduced to…God Army. What is “God Army?” It’s a group of soldiers who believe that they are doing the will of their god. Their god is revealed in a later episode, but what they basically believe in is power over all else. They take… Read More Newman’s Nook: The God Army
I like cute kitty anime. There, I said it. I’ve watched most of Chi’s Sweet Home and Chi’s Sweet Adventure with my kids as well as Mitchiri Neko and Bananya. Also, Nyanbo. And…you get the idea. Each of them are generally short form anime and each of them are relatively calming. They’re not trying to push a… Read More Restful Anime
Fist of the North Star is an anime series from the 1980s about a martial artist named Kenshiro who is…well, at the moment just wandering around helping people in a post-apocalyptic future set in the year 199X. In the first few episodes of Fist of the North Star, we are introduced to Bat. Bat is… Read More Newman’s Nook: Bat and Gehazi
Ninja Girl and Samurai Master (Nobunaga no Shinobi) is a short form anime series set during the warring states period of Japanese history coming from a historical fiction standpoint. In the current story arc we were recently introduced to a political, military, and Buddhist religious leader named Hongan-ji Kennyo. After his introduction, it becomes clear that… Read More Newman’s Nook: Amida is not Jesus
The Summer 2018 anime season is now well underway, so here is a post wrapping up this season’s “first impressions.” In case you’re late in starting the anime season, here are all the full first impressions we have written this season, listed in alphabetical order: Angels of Death Chio’s School Road Free! – Dive to… Read More First Impression Summer 2018 Wrap-Up
Working Buddies! 2! (Hataraku Onii-san! No 2!) is the long awaited second season of Working Buddies. And by long awaited, I mean I’m probably the only one super hyped about it. Each episode of this short form series is 4 minutes long and follows two anthropomorphic cats doing odd jobs during college. Our lead cats are a… Read More First Impression: Working Buddies! 2!