So apparently, the overall best anime of 2015, according to Beneath the Tangles writers, is Non Non Biyori Repeat. And while one could argue for various other shows being better, the Non Non Biyori series as a whole definitely has a certain appeal to it that has made it a well-loved series by its fans.… Read More The Secret Stars of Anime: Non Non Biyori and the Simpler Life
In the two most recent episodes of The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, the focus shifts back to the main trio of Uzuki, Rin, and Mio as they work on their CD debut and prepare for a mini-concert to promote their new CD. Mio is particularly excited about their upcoming concert: she invites all her friends at school… Read More The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Ep. 6-7: Too Great Expectations?
Although I start each season watching about a dozen series, I ultimately end up completing only two or three. This season, I’m watching Golden Time, Noragami and Nisekoi. Three is about the most I can keep up with, even though I’d like to watch more. So you can imagine how aggravated I feel when a… Read More Sword Art Online, Shingu, and Second Halves
While the idea of historic prodigies genetically inhabiting the bodies of our protagonists presents a unique plot, the structure of Nobunagun, one of the new series I’ve been following this season, is not new. The first episode confuses us with significant, but as of yet unexplained plot points, while trying to overwhelm the audience with… Read More Nobunagun and Evangelion, Response and Choice
One criticism laid upon Naruto, Dragonball Z, Bleach, and other shonen series is this: the creators generaly resolving battles and fights through “power ups” rather than by clever story lines. Can’t beat the impossibly strong opponent? Just remember, people are depending on you. Now that should give you whatever it is you need to power… Read More Naruto: The Training is the Hardest Part