Fruits Basket is one of the most eagerly awaited anime of 2019, and with good reason. The unique setting in the original manga provides a fresh take on the “reverse harem” genre, and the execution results in a world that is at once familiar and strange, sad and light-hearted, tense and funny. So it’s no… Read More Dr Steve’s First Impression: Fruits Basket
One girl is an absolute genius at math and science, capable of solving hard math problems instantly in her head. Another girl is a literary mastermind, capable of writing a moving essay in ten minutes. One of these two girls wants to go to a science-focused university, and the other wants to go to a… Read More First Impression: We Never Learn (BokuBen)
Tohru Honda is relentlessly kind and optimistic—so much so that one would never expect that she was practically homeless, working constantly and living on her own in a tent after the death of her mother. However, after her shelter is buried under a mudslide, a more permanent place is offered as a home, living with… Read More First Impression: Fruits Basket (Dub)
Thirty years ago, Meisei High School won the high baseball championship at Koshien, but since then, it hasn’t returned, and both the high school and middle school teams have become used to losing. Enter a pair of brothers, Toma and Soichiro, 8th graders who along with their sister could help Meisei once again reach championship… Read More First Impression: MIX
For most kids, the first day of middle school is something to look forward to. For Hitori Bocchi (yes, that’s her name), it’s the day she’s been dreading the most. Suffering from a clinical level of social anxiety disorder, she only had one friend growing up, and that friend not only goes to a different… Read More First Impression: Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu
Nanako is happy, friendly, and unwilling to utter a single word—instead, she communicates through senryuu, a form of haiku that’s often more humorous and focus on the human condition, which she writes to express herself. Though the Literature Club, she finds the most unexpected kindred spirit in Eiji, a feared delinquent-type whose true self is… Read More First Impression: Senryuu Shoujo
It’s been a crazy couple of days when it comes to live-action anime remakes. First, rumors of Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) directing Akira (which is moving forward) erupted, followed yesterday morning by news that John Cho has been cast as Spike Spiegel for the Netflix live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, along with casting for Jet,… Read More Bang! Is Casting John Cho as Spike Spiegel in the Cowboy Bebop Netflix Series a Great Decision or a Terrible One?
Anime movies are not as rare as one might think nowadays! The only ones that I remember releasing when I was younger were the Pokemon movies and Digimon. There wasn’t really much else to chose from, but thanks to the company Fathom Events, I find there’s at least one a month now. Sometimes they aren’t really “movies” as… Read More Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn (Review)
Thirty-two anime. Five weeks. Thousands of votes. And two last competitors. We’re on the last day of voting for this year’s Anime March Madness competition, as Violet Evergarden tries to take down three-time defending champ, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Polls will be closing over the next 24 hours, so if you haven’t voted, get out there… Read More Last Chance to Vote on the Anime March Madness Finals!
Takuya has just been informed that his dad, who had been missing, has passed away. He’s taking it well and acting fairly normally—flirting with his teacher, making fun of other girls, and acting otherwise acting outlandishly. But there’s more to his dad’s story than a mere disappearing act, with a connection both to a strange… Read More First Impression: YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World.