A man armed with a sickle battles to overcome a vicious beast in the forest, saving the life of a little girl at the cost of his own. With his dying breath, he tells her the name of his dog, Kanata, who has fought just as fearsomely as his master. This is no simple, if… Read More First Impression: The Fire Hunter
The aged Hero-King Inglis lies on his deathbed surrounded by white-clad devotees. He has lived a good life—as in, a noble, sacrificial, servant-hearted life, defeating the oppressive powers of the world and establishing a kingdom where people could thrive in safety and plenitude. As he breathes his last, the divine one who had empowered him… Read More First Impression: Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire
The cicadas are singing a summertime symphony when they are suddenly disturbed by a thudding sound. The dull thump repeats over and over, displacing the indolent hum of the insects from the soundscape with a driving rhythm to give the early morning hours a sense of direction and purpose. Gradually, we draw nearer to the… Read More First Impression: Ippon Again!
A young woman plummets off a cliff toward certain doom, screaming that she doesn’t want to die. Repeatedly. It seems to work because in the next scene, she wakes up in the middle of a field of grass! Shaking off her confusion, Mitsuha searches her memory for advice from her big brother about what to… Read More First Impression: Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement
In all fiction, characters come along who stand the test of time and make an impact like no other. Such a character is Catha Crunoah of the Anos Voldigoad Fan Union…and of course Anos and the other main characters of the series. And they’re all back, still feeling the effects of the war that ended last season. Students… Read More First Impression: The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2
Things kick off with a bang, and the bangs—and booms, and crashes, and explosions, and laser beams—just keep coming the whole episode long and it is glorious. A blindfolded woman piloting a flying mecha through the sky to an industrial wasteland of an island shows incredible skill as she dips and dives and brute forces… Read More First Impression: NieR:Automata Ver1.1a
Vash the Stampede, a man with a $$6,000,000 bounty on his head, is found hanging upside down from a rope (but still alive) by Meryl Stryfe, who is on the hunt for an interview with him. She’s with veteran reporter, Roberto, who believes Vash to be a monster who has taken many lives, but Meryl… Read More First Impression: Trigun Stampede