In my last Newman’s Nook column, I thought I was done talking about Sarazanmai. I was wrong. There are two more characters that merit attention—Reo and Mabu. Reo and Mabu appear to be the show’s antagonists. The duo are serving the otters by creating kappa-zombies when introduced in the series. Through flashbacks, forced reveals, and… Read More Newman’s Nook: The Martyrdom of Mabu
Last time on Newman’s Nook, I examined Kazuki and Toi of Sarazanmai. For the sake of completion, I decided this piece will feature our third kappa-boy, Enta. A complicated character, Enta is a boy in love with his best friend. He is confused about his sexuality and tossed into a world of kappas, zombies, and… Read More Newman’s Nook: Enta’s Dueling Goals
Sarazanmai continues to tackle complicated issues of desire and lust with gorgeous visuals, kappas, and of course, butts. In my first piece on the series, I spoke about secret revelations. This time I want to speak about two of our leads—Kazuki and Toi. Warning: Spoilers from the first five episodes will follow. Kazuki gives the… Read More Newman’s Nook: You. Me. Same.
Sarazanmai is a series that is hard to explain; however, I will try anyway. After a series of very strange events, the three eighth grade boys—Kazuki, Toi, and Enta—are transformed into kappas and forced to prevent zombie kappas from endangering the world. They do so by removing a fictional organ called the shirikodama from a… Read More Newman’s Nook: Secrets Revealed
The new anime season is off to quite a start, with old friends returning (One Punch Man, Bungou Stray Dogs, Fruits Basket), great directors leading new series (Sarazanmai, Carole & Tuesday), mashups, surprises, and everything else you can imagine. Peter, David, and Holly of Team FtK lead us through the new offerings for spring and… Read More TangleCast 55: Spring 2019 Anime First Impressions
Spring means Easter, flowers, cherry blossoms, allergies, and anime. LOTS of anime. It’s an exciting time for otaku with so many new series flooding our airwaves, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that there are a lot of good series. So far this season, the reception has been mixed, but @stardf29, @mdmrn, and myself have found… Read More Staff First Impressions for Spring 2019 Anime
MDRMN’s first impression of Sarazanmai just went up and saved me the difficulty of trying to explain episode one of the series, but in a sentence, three boys lose their Amazon boxes, which are full of desires, before being transformed into kappa by losing said desire which had been stored in the butts and then,… Read More First Impression: Sarazanmai (TWWK)
Two boys that are wildly different end up connected as…kappas? Sarazanmai opens with Kazuki telling about the important parts of his day – texting a girl, carrying a box, and watching the daily fortunes. We then see Toi, who is robbing a “Kappazon” car. The two get into a scuffle and destroy the statue of… Read More First Impression: Sarazanmai