Richard III by William Shakespeare, one of the greatest writers to have lived, has been loosely adapted in this anime. It follows the battle between two royal families, York and Lancaster, for the throne in Medieval England–a series of conflicts known as the Wars of the Roses. In this version, the two sons of the… Read More First Impression: Requiem of the Rose King
On their way to the opening ceremony of their freshman year, Sakaki and Yamato independently fall (the latter literally) into a group of bullies preventing kids from using a futsal court. Naturally, that means it’s time to challenge each other for futsal dominance and use of the court! However, the hoods aren’t interested in playing… Read More First Impression: Futsal Boys!!!!!
Wakana was introduced to the beauty and wonder of traditional Japanese hina dolls by his grandfather when he was but a slip of a boy. Gramps runs the Gojo Dolls company, and lives in a home that looks like it is straight out of the 1890s—probably about when the backbone of his company, the treadle… Read More First Impression: My Dress-Up Darling
Are you tired of the same old isekai formula? Bored of seeing a person from our world die and reincarnate in another world, overpowered and underestimated, surrounded by a beautiful/handsome yet strangely unwanted harem? Have we got a show for you! The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest mixes it up by… having a person… Read More First Impression: The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest
Rice paddies and those that call them home: a songbird, a couple of farmers and a girl who runs for the pure joy of it. She pauses to gather herself, thinking of her favorite idol and her goal of making friends at her new school, before throwing herself into a cartwheel that turns into a… Read More First Impression: Akebi’s Sailor Uniform
In a world where tokusatsu heroes are real, beleaguered lab assistant Touka Kuroitsu works in monster R&D for the nefarious Secret Society: Agastia. Her boss forces her to give a presentation to the society’s bigwigs on a barebones proposal he threw together at the last minute. The proposal gets rejected; although the supreme leader thinks… Read More First Impression: Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department
Action music. A deep blue sea with emerald green coasts. Pursued by their enemies, a boy and a girl are entering the fantasy world where she was born. In parallel, or sometimes in the same scene, we get to see a teenage voice actress holding the script. In a moment of exaltation, it falls from… Read More First Impression: Cue!
While fly-fishing and reminiscing about her father, who died three years ago, Hiyori sees a girl nearly jump into the cold March ocean. The girl, Koharu, who had never seen the ocean before, takes an interest in Hiyori’s fishing, and even gets treated to some fresh sashimi. That night, they discover that they are to… Read More First Impression: Slow Loop
A stunning opening sequence follows on the heels of a weak, info-dumpy opening scene that’s there to let us know that in 2045 WWIII began and was fought exclusively by android Tactical Dolls that are indistinguishable from young human women. Seventeen years later, the T-dolls are still duking it out, Griffin (good guys) vs Sangvis… Read More First Impression: Girls’ Frontline
Do any of you keep track of the Zodiac? I only do so, really, on a couple of occasions—while enjoying Fruits Basket (the last season of which we recently named one of the best anime of 2021) and at New Year’s to see which animal’s turn it is for the upcoming year. This year, it’s… Read More Fanart Friday: Year of the Taiga