10-year anniversary – Psycho Pass 1

Rating: 9.5/10

Episodes: 22

Source: Original

Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Police, Psychological, Thriller

Premiered: Fall 2012

Trailer

Hello!

Wondering why I am suddenly releasing a review after 6 months after my last one? Well, the announcement of the 10th year anniversary and the new project/movie set to release sometime in the future!

The Name being! Psycho Pass: Providence

There are rumours that every cast member (except the dead ones obvs) will be returning for this movie and I can’t be more excited!

And with that announcement out of the way, let’s get started, shall we


Review

Psycho Pass is an original anime produced by Production I.G studios, who are responsible for others such as (Yuukoku no Moriarty and Kuroko no Basket).

Psycho Pass was released in 2012.


Synopsis

Justice, and the enforcement of it, has changed. In the 22nd century, Japan enforces the Sibyl System, an objective means of determining the threat level of each citizen by examining their mental state for signs of criminal intent, known as their Psycho-Pass. Inspectors uphold the law by subjugating, often with lethal force, anyone harboring the slightest ill-will; alongside them are Enforcers, jaded Inspectors that have become latent criminals, granted relative freedom in exchange for carrying out the Inspectors’ dirty work.

Into this world steps Akane Tsunemori, a young woman with an honest desire to uphold justice. However, as she works alongside veteran Enforcer Shinya Kougami, she soon learns that the Sibyl System’s judgments are not as perfect as her fellow Inspectors assume. With everything she has known turned on its head, Akane wrestles with the question of what justice truly is, and whether it can be upheld through the use of a system that may already be corrupt.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Opening and Ending

Opening

“abnormalize” by Ling Tosite Sigure (凛として時雨) (eps 1-11)

“Out of Control” by Nothing’s Carved in Stone (eps 12-22)

Ending

“Namae no nai Kaibutsu (名前のない怪物)” by EGOIST (eps 1-11)

“All Alone With You” by EGOIST (eps 12-22)

Back in the day, these songs were my absolute favourite and I have been a massive fan of all of these artists, I still can belt out the words without fail, and they play a big part in the anime’s dynamic nature.


Review Continues

The animation of Psycho Pass always surprised me from start to end, from the battle sequences, pursuit scenes, and the gory things that made the show even better, sometimes I wouldn’t even peel my eyes away from the screen because I was just too involved. Back in the day, I thought this was the coolest shit ever, and I still do 7 years later. The narrative was highly innovative for an original animation, but it never achieved the level that Ghost in the Shell accomplished.

It always made me think I was transported to the future.

Nothing made sense from the start of the series as they just threw us into the world of psycho pass meeting Akane and her first mission on the job, her sense of justice and how she didn’t like the fact that the Sybil system isn’t the almighty power it’s supposed to be. This for me made the show more interesting and mysterious, and it was really what drew me in. As the episodes continued, we meet Shougo Makishima who we learn to be the true villain of season 1.

I have watched a good deal of anime that have a complex way of explaining things, Psycho Pass is one of them and even now, the complexity doesn’t make sense but that’s just me, my way of thinking, someone else watching this anime might pick up so much easier than I have, when I don’t understand something, I have to look it over and over again until I understand.

A man who killing without raising his psycho pass, manipulating people to kill and change the way they perceive the world, acting on impulse without changing their psycho passes in the process, this gives Akane reasonable doubt when she joins the Public Safety Bureau, this doubt keeps you watching until you get to the end, you want answers and that’s why I love crime anime, shows, movies etc.

Another reason why this anime is always on my list to give people when they first start out watching anime, because of the character development, especially between Akane and Kogami (which i hope to see more in the future 😉 ) even though at the end of this season, things change.

Characters

Public Safety Bureau

Akane Tsunemori

At the moment of her enlistment, Akane seems timid, innocent, and incredibly idealistic. She struggles with the meaning of her existence, which is unusual for the other characters. But as time goes on, Tsunemori establishes herself as an Inspector who is wise, perceptive, patient, and kind. She may be typically kind and considerate, but she may also be obstinate, getting offended or furious when someone does something she doesn’t agree with.

I always thought Akane was very naive but as the show went on, she began to challenge the way things were done, especially the way inspectors interacted with enforcers, she thinks of them as equals, which her partner Ginzoa didn’t agree with, as she learns the truth she decides to keep it up since she understands that the existing society cannot function happily without it. She puts up with it because she thinks the system will be shut down eventually.

Kogami Shinya

Kogami is a talented investigator, and Division 01—his original assignment—has benefited greatly from his ability to crack cases swiftly. He reports to Nobuchika Ginoza, his childhood best friend who is an Inspector and head cop, as an Enforcer. Although they frequently appear to disagree, the two appreciate one another’s expertise in police work. Kogami works a case with keen intuition and insight into the criminal psyche, while remaining composed and objective. Even the greatest Enforcers are amazed and horrified by the manner he handles investigations, since he frequently employs dangerous techniques to get solutions.

Meeting Kogami as an enforcer, he is ravaged by the past and unable to move on, but despite this, Kogami still manages to find humour in things like mocking Akane’s childish behaviour at the beginning of the season. Kogami has his own sense of justice, and even though I believe this show treated him unfairly, the future does seem to be improving for him.

Division One

In division One there are 7 people in total, I have expressed in the past, I hate anime’s with such a big cast members but for this anime I allow it because of the nature of the show that Inspectors look after the enforcers, each character plays their part, expressing their own skills within the team.

Villain

Shogo Makishima is a criminally asymptomatic person whose claimed mission is to free Japanese society from the Sibyl System because he thinks it is transforming its people into mindless automatons rather than free-thinking individuals.

He is a humanist who embraces the worst sides of human nature and has no qualms about observing or contributing to the pain of others. With his exceptional charm and genuine skill for persuasion, he can persuade others to do what he wants. He has no qualms about using his own hands or those of his minions to execute individuals who get in his way or of whom he has grown weary.


I suggest you give psycho pass a watch if you like surprises and a little amount of horror

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First Impressions: Spy x Family Episodes 1-10

Hello there! Miss me because I missed you. A lot has happened in the last month, I finished my 2nd year of university, I changed from part-time work to full time but this summer I actually get days off haha.

This season we get Spy x Family, and I am thoroughly enjoying it, When I first heard that it would be animated I went to reading the Manga and here is this post of my impressions of the Spy x Family’s Manga https://artofanime1998.wordpress.com/2021/11/08/manga-discussion-spy-x-family/


Synopsis

For the agent known as “Twilight,” no order is too tall if it is for the sake of peace. Operating as Westalis’ master spy, Twilight works tirelessly to prevent extremists from sparking a war with neighboring country Ostania. For his latest mission, he must investigate Ostanian politician Donovan Desmond by infiltrating his son’s school: the prestigious Eden Academy. Thus, the agent faces the most difficult task of his career: get married, have a child, and play family.

Twilight, or “Loid Forger,” quickly adopts the unassuming orphan Anya to play the role of a six-year-old daughter and prospective Eden Academy student. For a wife, he comes across Yor Briar, an absent-minded office worker who needs a pretend partner of her own to impress her friends. However, Loid is not the only one with a hidden nature. Yor moonlights as the lethal assassin “Thorn Princess.” For her, marrying Loid creates the perfect cover. Meanwhile, Anya is not the ordinary girl she appears to be; she is an esper, the product of secret experiments that allow her to read minds. Although she uncovers their true identities, Anya is thrilled that her new parents are cool secret agents! She would never tell them, of course. That would ruin the fun.

Under the guise of “The Forgers,” the spy, the assassin, and the esper must act as a family while carrying out their own agendas. Although these liars and misfits are only playing parts, they soon find that family is about far more than blood relations.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Trailer

Animation

Rating: 5 out of 5.

SpyxFamily isn’t the first or last anime to have two studios working on it; in the case of SpyxFamily, both Wit Studios and CloverWorks have a long history of producing popular anime, and SpyxFamily is no different.

I wasn’t shocked to enjoy the animation, especially when it came to face expressions, especially Anya’s, after reading the manga and seeing the teaser for the first time. (If you’ve read the manga, you’ll understand what I’m talking about.)


Voice Actors

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Takuya Eguchi (Shuuji Hanma, Tokyo Revengers) was cast as Agent Twilight, better known as Loid Forger, when SpyxFamily was initially announced for release this year. Takuya is a well-known and talented voice actor who has appeared in over 110 anime roles. Takuya is one of my top ten Japanese seiyuu.

Later, it was revealed that Yor and Anya will be voiced by Saori Hayami (Shinobu Kocho, Demon Slayer) and Atsumi Tanezaki (Chise Hatori, The Ancient Magus’ Bride).

I’m a huge admirer of Saori and have heard her voice in a lot of characters. I simply adore her, and I can always hear her voice when I read Yor in the manga, which is always a wonderful thing. However, I haven’t heard much of Anaya’s voice actor Atsumi, but her voice acting is just great! ‘So Exciting’ has to be my favourite line.

Just recently, Crunchyroll announced it would be dubbed. Alex Organ was cast as Agent Twilight and how I think Alex was an excellent choice, both Megan and Natalie who were cast as Anya and Yor wouldn’t have been my first choice.

This is why I will continue to watch SpyxFamily In Japanese, but choosing whether English or Japanese is up to you!


Episode Pacing

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Now you’ve heard me talk about all the great things about this anime, Now to go to something that could be improved, The Episode Pacing.

You can call this review biased if you want, but I guess I just wanted it to be perfect, the pacing is too different to the pacing of the manga, even though Yuri’s arrival matches up, the episode where twilight watches Anya at school is too early.

I hope it slows down a bit, there are some good scenes in the manga which I hope to see on the screen.


Continue to Watch?

I’m going to keep watching this, and I’m going to keep reading the manga because I’m curious to see how far the anime will go for those who haven’t read the manga and are going in blind.

SpyxFamily is an amazing animation, and I’m delighted it got made into an anime


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Villains that know they are evil and don’t care

(WARNING!! Slight spoilers ahead)

So recently I just finished watching the dressrosa arc in one piece and I thought about dolfamingo and how he just didn’t care about killing and doing the things he did over the course of his life, and then I thought…

How many villains do we have in anime, that just don’t simply care that they are evil.


Donquixote Doflamingo

One Piece

As I was saying, Donquixote Dolfamingo is a villain from One Piece and the Main antagonist for One Piece’s Dressrosa Arc. A former World Noble, descended from the Donquixote Family, Dolfamingo swore he would ‘Kill anyone who ever wronged him’

On top of being the former King of Dressrosa he was the most influential underworld broker under the codename “Joker”. Doflamingo is a conceited, arrogant, and careless individual. When making assertions, he appears to have a predilection for theatrical wording and overdone posturing. Few people frighten him. Doflamingo appears to believe in the “might makes right” attitude, believing that the powerful will be the only ones capable of living in the “New Age.”


Caster

Fate Zero

If you have ever watched fate, you will definitely know why Fate/Zero’s caster is on my list.

Not getting into the details now, Fate zero’s caster during the Fourth Holy Grail War, is Ryuunosuke Uryuu’s servant and has a crush on Saber, whom he mistook for Jeanne d’Arc. Caster gets delight from giving his victims a glimmer of hope and relief before murdering them in gruesome ways.

Allowing his victims hope, he claims, would heighten their sorrow and dread at the moment of their death, a reality that he enjoys.


All for One

My Hero Academia

All for One has been a major antagonist for the My Hero anime. I have always watched this anime in English dub and John Swasey who played All for One, and does a fantastic job.

His true identity as All Might’s arch-nemesis is unknown. His ultimate objective is to take his younger brother’s Quirk, One For All, the only one capable of opposing him, and mould Tomura Shigaraki into the ideal vessel before conquering the entire world.

All For One is a cunning, vicious, and evil figure who prefers to dominate from the shadows and enjoys himself at others’ cost. All For One despises those who continue to challenge him, particularly One For All users. He despises All Might in particular for crippling him and wrecking his syndicate. He also believes in the power of heart hatred, believing it to be a powerful source of strength.

When those of lower strength come around him, they feel frightened and want to flee as quickly as possible.


Solf J. Kimblee

Full metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Solf J. Kimble also known as The Crimson Alchemist, is a recurrent antagonist in the Fullmetal Alchemist series.

Kimblee is a philosopher as well as a psychopath. He considers his alchemically-induced explosions to be of the highest aesthetic and strives to make them as “beautiful” as possible in terms of scope, destructive capability, and sound – sound apparently being the most important criterion based on his oft-displayed keen ear for explosives and manic enthusiasm for loud eruptions.


Hisoka Morow

Hunter x Hunter

And last but not least, Hisoka Morow.

I love Keith Silverstein as much as the next person, but Hisoka’s Japanese Seiyuu Daisuke Namikawa takes his character to a whole new level!

Hisoka is shown as completely self-serving, self-absorbed, and selfish; he does whatever pleases him in some manner. His supposedly sadomasochistic impulses are fuelled by his unquenchable desire to pour the blood of great warriors in combat and his enjoyment of tremendous suffering while doing so.

For him, the pleasure of confronting powerful Nen users in tactical warfare and near-death encounters is an ecstatic sensation. It’s probably one of the reasons he goes out of his way to get new toys to play with. If they break, he either loses interest in them or kills them before venturing off to pursue new possible food.


And that’s it, everybody! If you have a character who you think is worthy of the title, let me know in the comments!

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My Updated Candidates for my Ultimate Husbando

So a couple of days go I redid my wifu list, Now it’s time for the husbando’s

Even though in my personal life I am 100% Lesbian, that does not exclude my favourite male anime characters that I wouldn’t mind marrying

Without further a do! Let’s start


1. Shinya Kogami

Kogami remains at the top of my list!

Psycho Pass, along with Black Butler and Tokyo Ghoul, was one of my very first anime’s I ever watched. I fell in love with Kogami because he has a damaged and tough exterior. I adore his English voice actor, Robert McCollum, and when the film was out, I had to see it in subtitles; I then fell passionately in love with his Japanese voice, and he has been in my heart ever since.


2. Shinmon Benimaru

When Fire Force first appeared on our screens a couple of years ago, I was instantly taken in since its aesthetics were so similar to Soul Eater, and happily, they both had the same writer, Atsushi Kubo, who is a genius! I fell in love with Fire House Seven’s captain Sinmon Benimaru the first time Shinra and the others visited their domain; it was his frigid eyes and demeanour that sparked a fire in my spirit.


3. Loid Forger/Twilight

Welcome Loid or should I say Agent Twilight has graced my list this year. His mentality as a spy is highly cold and efficient for his job, doing whatever is necessary to fulfil the task, from joining terrorist organisations to dating his target’s daughter to becoming a parent. Despair and solitude seem to have followed him into adulthood, and formed his goal as a spy to build a world where children do not have to cry.

With his personality and good looks, Twilight is here to stay.


4. Nanami Kento

Nanami is a thoughtful and quiet man who appears so calm and uninterested that he comes off as stoic and aloof. He appears to be the type of person who takes his profession too seriously, but Nanami just understands how to differentiate sentimentalism from service. Nanami is actually fairly gregarious and doesn’t mind intellectual chats underneath his stern demeanour. He’s realistic and, on occasion, extremely serious to the point of being comical.

Yes I am a nanami kento fan through and through, if your gojo then get over it lol


5. Sesshomaru

Sesshmaru’s aloofness and indifference are the result of dignity, which only a rare demonic force can possess. Sesshmaru is emotionless, with only wrath, impatience, and discontent visible on his face. Whenever Sesshmaru came upon an opponent, he killed them without hesitation. He, too, thought humans were nothing more than garbage, but his opinion would alter after meeting Rin.

After recently watching Yashahime my opinions changed of the Dog demon Sesshamru.


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My Updated Candidates for my Ultimate Wifu

Hey there guys it’s been a hot minute huh?

Not that Long ago I was talking to my friend about my choice for wifu’s and Husbando’s and I realized my list has changed slightly especially my number one for Wifu has defiantly changed.

So Let’s get started, shall we?!


1. Nobara Kugisaki

This lady stole my heart the minute I started watching Jujutsu Kaisen back in 2020. I love Kugisaki so much, she’s a self-assured and outspoken young woman with a strong personality. Above all, Nobara is determined to be loyal to herself no matter what. She takes great satisfaction in being both a gorgeous girl and a fierce combatant, refusing to be swayed by anybody.

Because of this, she’s jumped on the top of my list for 2022


2. Maki Oze

Maki remains on my list, but has been pushed down a number. Maki is a hopeless romantic at heart, despite her cool and determined façade when on task. She is also incredibly polite to her teammates and those she meets for the first time. Though she is a kind-hearted lady, she has the exterior of a strong warrior, easily defeating both Shinra and Arthur, both Third Generations, in a battle without hesitation. Despite her unwillingness to harm others, when pressed, she will mercilessly murder and dispatch opponents with ruthless efficiency in order to defend herself and people she cares about.

This is the reason Maki is a wifu I’d never forget


3. Nico Robin

A Recent addition to my list, but, she deserves a place on this list. I have recently been catching up with One Piece and my love for Nico Robin has grown once again. Robin is the calmest member of the Straw Hat Pirates, and he is rarely seen acting comically. She respects Luffy more than the rest of the crew, even when he acts rashly, to the point that she laughs at his pranks. She, along with Zoro, is one of the members that wholeheartedly supports Luffy’s decisions. Nico Robin is generally reading and researching information from the areas they visit. In everything, she is intelligent and patient. Robin is an archaeologist and historian who desires the comfort and freedom to investigate the world’s secrets as a result of her background on the island of academics.

With having similar likes is why Nico Robin is an excellent wifu candidate


4. Yumeko Jabami

Yumeko Jabami, the obsessive gambler, is impossible not to like. Her sweetness is contagious, and her desire for a high-stakes gamble is terrifying, but it doesn’t stop me from having a serious crush on her. No, it does not. She prefers high-risk wagers in gambling, even when she has nothing to rely on but chance. Though this might occasionally result in her losing, she is emotionally unfazed by the outcome; she merely exploits her losses or winnings to fuel her gambling habit. And that is why she stays on my list.


5. Jolynee Cujoh

Part 6 came out the end of last year and May the reign of Joseph Joestar come to the end and the latest Joestar or should I say Cujoh takes his place. Jolynee is a strong and cool girl. She’s self-assured and independent, and she inherited her father’s determination and badassery. Long live the reign of Jolynee Cujoh


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What will I be watching? #SpringAddition

Spring is finally here guys! and what glorious weather we’ve been having huh?

I know we’re already heading into the spring anime of this year but I’ve been having wifi issues so here is my list of things I’ll be watching this April-May!


SpyxFamily

Trailer

This anime has been highlighted as the most anticipated anime this season and boy can’t I wait to watch this on my travel’s this morning!, to give you a summary.

For the agent known as “Twilight,” no order is too tall if it is for the sake of peace. Operating as Westalis’ master spy, Twilight works tirelessly to prevent extremists from sparking a war with neighbouring country Ostania. For his latest mission, he must investigate Ostanian politician Donovan Desmond by infiltrating his son’s school: the prestigious Eden Academy. Thus, the agent faces the most difficult task of his career: get married, have a child, and play family.

Twilight, or “Loid Forger,” quickly adopts the unassuming orphan Anya to play the role of a six-year-old daughter and prospective Eden Academy student. For a wife, he comes across Yor Briar, an absent-minded office worker who needs a pretend partner of her own to impress her friends. However, Loid is not the only one with a hidden nature. Yor moonlights as the lethal assassin “Thorn Princess.” For her, marrying Loid creates the perfect cover. Meanwhile, Anya is not the ordinary girl she appears to be; she is an esper, the product of secret experiments that allow her to read minds. Although she uncovers their true identities, Anya is thrilled that her new parents are cool secret agents! She would never tell them, of course. That would ruin the fun.

Under the guise of “The Forgers,” the spy, the assassin, and the esper must act as a family while carrying out their own agendas. Although these liars and misfits are only playing parts, they soon find that family is about far more than blood relations.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

I have been reading the manga for SpyxFamily since the anime was announced and boy am I excited to watch the panels unfold on screen, I have very high hopes for this first cour of 12 episodes.


Komi-San Season 2

Trailer

I have already watched the first episode and I’m so happy this ridiculous anime is back but first, a summary for the newbies!

Hitohito Tadano is an ordinary boy who heads into his first day of high school with a clear plan: to avoid trouble and do his best to blend in with others. Unfortunately, he fails right away when he takes the seat beside the school’s madonna—Shouko Komi. His peers now recognize him as someone to eliminate for a chance to sit next to the most beautiful girl in class.

Gorgeous and graceful with long, dark hair, Komi is universally adored and immensely popular despite her mysterious persona. However, unbeknownst to everyone, she has crippling anxiety and a communication disorder that prevents her from wholeheartedly socializing with her classmates.

When left alone in the classroom, a chain of events forces Komi to interact with Tadano through writing on the blackboard, as if in a one-way conversation. Being the first person to realize she cannot communicate properly, Tadano picks up the chalk and begins to write as well. He eventually discovers that Komi’s goal is to make one hundred friends during her time in high school. To this end, he decides to lend her a helping hand, thus also becoming her first-ever friend.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Even though this show is ridiculous, it doesn’t stop me from coming back for more, and I’m excited to see what the gang get up to this time.


Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu

Trailer

I love a good iseaki as much as the next person and I’m really excited to see how good or bad this anime will be, want to know more? here is the synopsis for you

One day, a gamer played video games until he fell asleep…and when he woke up, he found himself in the game world—as a skeleton! Equipped with the powerful weapons and armour of his avatar but stuck with its frightening skeletal appearance, Arc has to find a place for himself in this new, fantastical land. All his hopes for a quiet life are dashed when he crosses paths with a beautiful elven warrior, setting him on a journey full of conflict and adventure.

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

After watching the trailer I am excited to see what this anime has to offer, I can’t wait to give this anime a chance.


Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san

Trailer

Something different to watch this season, lets see what it’s all about shall we?

Shikimori seems like the perfect girlfriend: cute, fun to be around, sweet when she wants to be… but she has a cool dark side that comes out under the right circumstances. And her boyfriend Izumi loves to be around when that happens!

(Source: Kodansha Comics)

I defiantly think this anime is going to be the dark horse on my list, I could like it I could not, we will just have to wait and see.


Vampire In the Garden (Netflix)

Trailer

Now this anime is something I’m really looking forward to.

Once, vampires and humans lived in harmony. Now, a young girl and a vampire queen will search for that Paradise once again. In the divided world of the future, two girls want to do the forbidden: the human wants to play the violin, and the vampire wants to see a wider world.

(Source: Netflix, edited)

Having watched something similar in recent years I honestly want to see how it ends more than the story leading up, but as they always say ‘good always comes to the people that wait’ aha


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#TheJCS March 2022- Hosted by yours truly

Hello, my wonderful readers!

This is the March edition of the Jon Spencer Showcase!! Hosted by yours truly

What exactly is it?

It’s a monthly unique event created by the lovely Jon Spencer Reviews, that brings together bloggers and other content providers from all around the internet. So I’m here to showcase the wonderful work everyone has submitted to me from the month of February. In truth, this is my very first time hosting and I feel very privileged to be hosting again this year.

For the march showcase, I submit my review on Blue Period which I highly recommend you read it 🙂

But before I get into it, If you wanna check out last month’s showcase head over to Jack Scheibelein or read the post here: https://animatedobservations.com/2022/03/06/the-february-2022-jons-creator-showcase-thejcs/


Anime Posts

Fate/Stay Night (2006) & UBW Route 1 – My Fate Journey Begins… by Jon Spencer Reviews

Let’s start this month by sharing Jon’s thoughts on the way people should start watching Fate, Now just recently my society at University watched Gigguk’s Video on Fate and how to start watching it and I couldn’t help but laugh at how stupid it was but it was entirely right to be confused on how to understand the franchise let alone watch it.

Following his posts on his series #Aniwiwatches and If you are interested in Fate, go ahead and read what he has to say!


Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation – Are They Beautiful Though? by Mechanical Anime Reviews

Mechanical Anime’s Scott reviews, reviews Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation, Apparently challenging himself to watch different anime, he heads to watch a very distinct type of anime that you don’t see much of. I am quite biassed while writing this because I have also seen this excellent anime and it reminded me of the Bones TV show, which was one of my favourite shows.

What makes this a nice review to read is that he offers a straightforward play-by-play of most of the episodes, which adds to the fun of watching them. Before starting the show, I recommend reading Scott’s review.


Japanese Hospitality: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S OVA Review and Reflection by The Infinite Zenith

A pretty extensive review from our friend over at Infinite Zenith, but be warned: if you haven’t seen this programme or the OVA, I recommend you avoid it till you do. Infinite Zenith provides a play-by-play review of the OVA, as well as screenshots and running commentary.

It was an absolute pleasure reading this review, and they always give their all in whatever they write.


Anime Review 232 Hunter x Hunter 2011 by TakaTempest Reviews

As a fan of Hunter x Hunter, TakaTempest’s review was incredibly refreshing to read because it provided a different perspective than mine. Nothing is revealed while reading this review, which is great for someone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter before but wants to get a sense of what it’s about.

From character descriptions to Nen’s powers, this review is a great refreshing piece that I have read in a long time, and I look forward to seeing what else they have in store for us.


Anime Review #75: K-On! by The Traditional Catholic Weeb

I have not yet watched K-On! I , myself don’t think I ever will since its not my cup of tea, The traditional Catholic weeb reviews this anime In what they liked about it, what they didn’t like about it, what the characters are like, opinions about the music along with favourite certain things about the show and much more.

This is a good review for those who haven’t seen K-On! before this is a good way to know about the show without even having to watch it.


Demon Slayer – Season 1 – Complete Anime Review by The Anime Tourist

I welcome the Anime Tourist into the fold. I remember my first year in blogging when there were many reviews floating around reviewing the same anime. The best thing about us bloggers is that we all have different opinions and pick up different things to share, and Courtney at the Anime Tourist is no exception.

The anime tourist discusses the visual impact, the characters, how well the anime paced the episodes and narrative, and much more. I enjoyed hearing her perspective on such a terrific anime.


Anime Corner: The Aquatope on White Sand Review by Never Argue with a Fish

Never argue with a fish reviews the anime The aquatope on white sand, it is a very short and simple but sweet review on the anime and after reading this I will be putting this show on my list to watch on top of everything else.

It has no spoilers so it was easy to read before I could even start the first episode, This spoiler-free review gives us insights into an anime Never argue with a fish truly loves to call it their favourite series to come out of 2021.


Studio Deen’s Fate/Stay Night: A Boy, A Girl, A Holy Grail War by Shallow Dives in Anime

I have to say that I am quite opinionated towards Fate/Stay Night, and the original anime, which was published in 2006 first, is absolute crap in my view compared to the remake Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, which was released in 2014, but that is just my opinion. So, when I read Shadow Dives into Anime’s perspective on the original, I had to keep an open mind and listen to what they had to say.

I had to set my sentiments aside only after reading the first paragraph to grasp what they were trying to tell me as Shadow Dives in anime quotes. “That is just not fair. To compare this series to what Fate would become is not right[…]It is not proper to place any legitimate criticism on it simply because it wasn’t made by Ufotable. Studio Deen’s work needs to be judge on what it IS, not what Fate would BECOME.” after reading what they had to say, my perspective was modified slightly.

I hope your’s will too.


The Observation Deck: Wotakoi by Animated Observations

Since Valentine’s Day was last month, this is the first post for The Valentine’s Day Pile, and let’s just say this is a very simple but very thorough review; it took me a few minutes to realise I was flying through understanding everything animated Observations was saying, and I agreed wholeheartedly.

If your looking for an easy read but something wholesome, Then look no further


Anime Spoiler-Free Review: Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? by Matt-in-the-Hat

Our resident Matt over at Matt in the Hat reviews the anime Do You Love your nun and her two-hit multi-target attacks?

His review has no spoilers, which is ideal when writing anime reviews to expose people to a series. It is brief and sweet, which I like to read over an essay, but I am unable to speak since when I write one, I use numerous headers. After reading this review, I believe I will add this anime to my ‘To Watch’ list, and I hope you will do the same after reading it.


Blue Period Series Review – Explosive Creativity, Drama and Teen Angst by 100 Word Anime

Karandi of 100-word anime has written yet another excellent and informative review. This is the only Blue Period review I’ve read other than my own, and while I found me agreeing and disagreeing with portions of what she stated, it’s still an excellent read.

You will not be disappointed if you read either my review or the 100-word review on Blue period 😉


Carole & Tuesday, Bebop, and Dandy: Observations on World Building by Soul Kitchen

Another newcomer I have just met and I’m very grateful to be promoting PlutoMango|Soul Kitchen’s review on Carole & Tuesday. Another Spoiler-free review is what we like to see when thinking about watching a particular anime and it is always good to get another’s opinion and this is exactly what this review is, she quotes “watching Carole and Tuesday lately and couldn’t help but pick up some observations on its world-building and how it compares/contrasts to some of the other works like Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy set in the same universe.”

To see it has the same director as my favourite anime Zankyou no Terror temps me to watch this show and give it go, Only time will tell haha


My break-up letter with Last Exile by In the search of Number Nine

Another interesting blog entry by our friend iniksbane over at In the search of Number nine.

During this post, you learn a lot about the anime ‘Last Exile’ and a little history lesson behind the blog itself. As I find myself reading I find that it’s more of a love letter than a breakup letter and then I keep reading, even more, to realize it seems it’s more of a turning point for Iniksbane personal choices in anime.

Want to know more? Read for yourself.

Princess Connect! Re: Dive Season 2 Episode 7 Review – Best In Show by Crow’s World of Anime

Crow has graced us with another fabulous episode review of the anime Princess Connect’s second season. I am not a fan of reading episode reviews before I’ve had a chance to read a spoiler-free whole review or seen the show itself, however, I can give you the lo-down, we get to hear his opinion on his favourite quote, Best in Show Moment, Setup and Delivery.

If you feel the need to read from the beginning I’ll leave you the link to Episode 1


Webtoons/Manga Posts

3 GIRL’S LOVE WEBTOONS THAT’LL MAKE YOU FEEL LONELIER THAN YOU ALREADY DO by all the fujoshi unite

The second Valentine’s day post for the Showcase from our girl Nora over at all the fujoshi unite. Giving a small synopsis on titles of GL Manga/manhwa she has been trying to keep up with as they release on the internet for all to read.

As a fellow (secret) fujoshi (even though it’s not really a secret 😉 ) it was refreshing to get some new titles to read and I hope you feel the same.


Attack on Titan (Manga) – A Tragic Lesson in Futility by The Otaku Author

First I would like to celebrate this post personally as Lynn over Otaku Author reaches their 1,000 posts and dedicates it to an anime that means a lot to them. (I’m almost at 100 myself)

A lot of attention has been on Attack on Titan as it reaches the final episode as of the 3rd April 2022 but the manga has been finished for a while this blog post talks about Attack on Titan and how it’s impacted Lynn’s life over the last nine years, and also that ending. I do encourage people that have read the manga and finished to read this.


The Country Without Humans Vol 1 Review by Als Manga Blog

A great submission from our resident manga blogger Alyssa over at Als Manga Blog.

Complete with a Synopsis and a Review along with a nice score, sometimes It’s nice for someone to review something before you headlong into investing time reading something and with an excellent 8/10 rating from Alyssa it’s a solid manga to recommend checking out!

For more information head over to see for yourself what’s so good about The Country without Humans.

Can You Judge a Book by Its Cover? by Side of Fiction

Another newcomer I have yet to be introduced to but then again I have been gone for a really long time.

Nonetheless, I found this a really interesting topic to hear about as just from the title, I think I do exactly that. As a University student studying photography who could down the path of photographing book covers as a living, I encourage people to read this post and get a sense of what Jacob is trying to tell us.

I will defiantly try and be less judgemental from here on out.


Shonen no Abyss Review by Core Reviews

So many new faces to me! I welcome Tequila over at Core Reviews, Since my frequent absence since the summer of 2021 more people have joined our community and it’s nice to get a fresh set of eyes.

I’ll keep this brief since I am very interested in reading this manga as this review contains minor spoilers and I want to surprise when I get around to reading it, but that doesn’t stop you guys from reading a fantastic review with an in-depth analysis on characters and the manga itself.

Yarichin Bitch Club Manga Review by Blerdy Otome

Our girl Blerdy Otome gracious’s us with a fabulous review on the Spicy BL Manga Yarichin Bitch Club and boy was I ready to hear what she had to say.

Every word Naja had to say I agreed with every word and I must tell you its worth the read if you’ve read the manga as I have but It also caters to the people that haven’t read or watched the OVA that’s out in the world that I loved every second of. Out of all of the reviews I’ve seen so far this has been the most fun to read.


Love Me For Who I Am Volume 5 by Matt Doyle Media

A very short but sweet review from Matt over at Matt Doyle Media.

For those who haven’t seen read this manga yet and don’t want it spoilt, I suggest staying clear but if you need a fresh opinion on the manga I’d give this a solid read, Giving a simple synopsis for the volume and giving it a score helps a lot when deciding whether to continue with a series or to drop it.


Games

College Craze | Game Review | NSFW 18+ by Sweet and Spicy | Otome Game Reviews

I first met Oona Tempest over at Sweet and Spicy last year when I hosted for the very first time and I was astonished at how pretty their blog was and the designs they used were on point. This time they are back with an in-depth review on the game College Craze.

Giving us ratings such as Character design, how sweet it was, how spicy it was 😉 and how good the story was. Look no further when it comes to otome games, Sweet and spicy has it all reviewing on things such as Characters, Game trailer, The premise of the game to everything you might think of for a ‘College craze’ game, it is always nice to learn there are other things out there.

The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang – Cutest vampire protagonist… ever! by Nepiki Gaming

Just a fair warning to whoever wants to read this post should read the ‘Before you read’ before continuing on 🙂

Because The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang is mostly a stand-alone title aside from a Japanese-exclusive platforming game, Nepiki has no prior experience with the IP. Before writing this review, they made sure they finished the game as they have more than enough experience with top-down adventure/RPG genre to use that knowledge to better construct their opinions of the game.

After giving a very thorough review along with the score and also giving the positives and negatives of the game, this review is a good read if you considering playing the game.


Wildermyth, Disco Elysium, and the Pleasure of Bold Choices by Adventure Rules

Robert over at Adventure rules gracious’s us with a two-game in one review. Both Wildermyth and disco Elysium.

A review complete with screenshots from game two games that indulged his wackiest impulses and reminded him of how fun it can be to stop trying to win and just play the game.

Tales of Arise is an Amazing RPG by The Gamer with Glasses

George over at The Gamer with Glasses reviews the RPG game Tales of Arise and he even writes in the title ‘Tales of Arise is an amazing RPG’ I was so intrigued to read why this is?

When going through this review it has almost everything you need to make your mind up about the game and whether to play it or not from an Introduction to the story to Gameplay, Game music, his likes, his dislikes and to end a conclusion paired with a rating which he gave it as 9.4 which is pretty high!

Take a read and find out why!


Pokémon Legends: Arceus Works (Backlog Tale) by Tales from the Backlog

DanamesX over Tales from the Backlog reviews the game Pokemon Legends: Arceus Works.

A very thorough and thought out review on the game complete with a synopsis, gameplay screenshots and obviously from what I can read it is a really good game to play, as who doesn’t love a good Pokemon game? right?


Indietail – GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon by Indiecator

MagiWasTaken over at Indiecator reviews the game GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon.

This review contains gameplay screenshots a very opinionated instead of logical which is much different to what I’ve seen already and I love different, and I hope you do too 🙂


Coming soon my most anticipated indie games releasing hopefully in 2022 by Nerd Girl Thoughts

Krikket over at Nerd Girl Thoughts provides us with a list they are most anticipating from a selection of Indie games that are (hopefully) releasing this year.

In response to a recent post on the Indiecator by Magi about some indie games he’s most excited to play that are slated to debut later this year, she realised she wanted to look at new games on the horizon as well, offering us seven selections she’s most thrilled to play.

head over to see what they choices are.


Sparking my Lost Love for the MMO Genre by Time to Loot

Time to loot talks about sparking up his lost love for the MMO Genre.

Their gaming choices, for the most part, appear to be an enigma wrapped in a mystery, even to oneself apparently. It’s beyond him how he could ever expect someone else to comprehend them. He can simply state, though, that the current generation of MMOs leaves him chilly for the most part.

If you want to know more about how he plans to do this, read ahead!


Breath of the Wild Retrospective by Frostilyte Writes

Frostilyte over at Frostilyte writes reviews switch game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The greatest thing about this review for me personally is the discussion the review itself leads to be, it’s nice to see when two people have different opinions about something like my friends the other day fighting over who is hotter between genshin impact characters Kaeya and Diluc (diluc for the win -cough, cough- 😉 )

Giving us some gameplay screenshots and very high opinions, this review gives you all you want and more.


A review of Blue Reflection: Second Light (PS4) by Everything is bad for you

A K over at Everything is bad for you writes a fantastic review of PS4 game Blue Reflection: second light

I must say I wasn’t expecting the full blown essay on the game but I wasn’t disappointed and I don’t think anyone else would be too, a well thought out review is what we need now and again and this isn’t an expection.

Intrigued? Go ahead and read for yourself.


My Predictions and Fanfic Hopes For The Future of Kingdom Hearts by TheLion’sOpinions

I have never understood the fascination people have with Kingdom hearts until TheLion’sOpinions opened my eyes with their hope for the future for the game.

I wasn’t expecting to how much one person had to say about Kingdom hearts and if you have the time, give this a read, just sit there and read every single word they typed because you will be surprised on how hopes can thrive as much as this does for TheLion’sopinions.


Other

AMV – Metropolis by Apprentice Mages Lounge

Metropolis: The Lost Madhouse Masterpiece was released by ANN, and it’s about an anime film from the turn of the century that doesn’t get much attention, Apprentice was reminded of the first AMV he ever watched, long before he was into anime or even understood what AMVs were.

Want to find out more, give this a read!


The Threshold of Relatability by The Animanga Spellbook

Aria over at The Animanga Spellbook poses a very interesting concept that I feel compelled to answer

Want to know what that is? well, your just going to have to read and answer it yourself, and maybe continue the conversation in the comments while your at it? it’s nice to get a reply to something you feel is important enough to be spoken about, don’t you think?


Top 20 Anime Boyfriends You Wish You’ll Have in Real Life by Yu Alexius

Yu Alexius gives us 20 anime boyfriends we wished we’d have in real life and let’s just say, its a very good list. As a part of the LGBTQ+ community, I Only have to agree with only a few of these choices as they might secretly be in my husbando list 😉


Can Zeke Fix Eren Jaeger? by Fortress William

GeatsxShogun over at Fortress William poses a very interesting but difficult question to answer, in attack on titan, can Zeke fix Eren Jaeger?

Now, I think GeatsxShogun has been very brave in asking this question, As for myself I don’t think either bother can be fixed or fit to fix each other if you get my jist? Wanna know what GreatsxShogun had to say?


Tomodachi Game: Season 1, Season 2, & Movie Thoughts by Wretched and Divine

Rose over at Wretched and Divine reviews Tomodachi Game both season 1, season 2 and the movie. Tomodachi Game is a Japanese drama based on a manga. There is an upcoming anime adaptation, and Rose is pretty excited about it.

I myself have watched a few Japanese drama’s before such as Subete ga F ni Naru and I feel is much better than its anime counterpart but I won’t get into that now 😉 . Rose gives us a rundown of the show along with thoughts on both seasons and the movie, Maybe I’ll give this a watch, who knows

A Whole Month of Evangelion! EVERYDAY EVA & Mecha March Announcement by Takuto’s Anime Cafe

Takuto Over at Takauto’s anime cafe has a really important announcement about his Participation in joining Scott (Mechanical Anime Reviews) and many other bloggers in this years “Mecha March”

Want to know more, what’s stopping you?


That is it, folks, my time has come to an end, I am sad to see I won’t be passing the torch to anyone at this moment in time, It isn’t too late, either give me or Jon a message on Twitter!

The Anime I re-watch over and over again #WeebProblems

As I reach the tender age of 24 for this year I have officially been watching anime for 8 years now and as I still continue to update My list on MyAnimeList I find that there are some anime’s I just continue watching over and over again and loving them every single time I do.

I thought I’d share some anime’s that aren’t in my top 10 and one that is, I just can’t get enough of them.

Without further ado, let’s go!


1. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

I was re-watching Gate for the fifth time last week, and each time it becomes even better. You may wonder why it isn’t in my top 10 but it is still a fantastic anime to watch. Gate has a terrific cast of characters, ranging from a stunning woman to the hilarious fool Itami. The combination of real-life and magical elements distinguishes this anime from the typical stick about travelling to a magical world.

I definitely prefer season 2 to season 1 since it culminates the events of season 1 and the two-part season anime ends on a high note. Because this anime is based on a light book, it’s difficult to predict what will happen next, but it’s still incredibly wonderful.


2. Ghost Hunt

I always like watching Ghost Hunt, whether it’s for Halloween or just for fun!

Ghost Hunt isn’t the most creative storyline I’ve ever seen, but it’s on the list. The particular instances are really well-thought-out and disturbing, and one of them is one that I can’t watch at night since I am a scaredy-cat. Ghost hunt has a fantastic ensemble, and I appreciate how it is a tale inside a story.


3. Irregular at Magic High school

Irregular is my second favourite anime of all time, which is why I can re-watch it multiple times. Irregular was recently dubbed, and I wasn’t sure if I’d like it because I’d been watching it in Japanese since 2018, so I wasn’t sure if I’d like the English version, but I’m watching it anyway because it explains the technical side much better than reading the subtitles.

Most people consider this anime to be a carbon copy of many other magical school anime, but I find it to be amusing and incredibly intriguing to say the least; the brother and sister complex should be toned down a little, but that’s not going to change anytime soon.

Season 2 was fantastic, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.


4. Aquarion + Aquarion Evol

For me, these two are one and the same since they are linked. You can’t watch Evol before watching Aquarion because things won’t make sense at the conclusion of Evol. The Aquarion series is my favourite mecha anime, and I will always enjoy the characters, fighting, and plot line plot that follows the story of Apollonius and Celiane century after millennia.

This anime has a mystical quality to it that makes it better every time I watch it.


5. Jormungand

The last series is Jormungand’s. Jormungand is something I enjoy in original episodes such as cop shows, but the reason I keep coming back to this unique anime is really the main character Koko, who is a huge child on the one hand and a calm, collected, and brilliantly thought on the other.

Each episode presents a backstory to each character so that we don’t forget who they are and why they opted to join the squad bodyguarding a weapons dealer while still having a broader tale in the background.


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Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid

Rating: 9/10

Episodes: 12

Source: Manga

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Supernatural

Premiered: Summer 2021

Trailer

Synopsis

As the elegant, frail flower petals wither away into lifeless ashes, the young duke is tragically reminded of the despicable power forced upon him—the ability to kill anything he touches. Scorned by his family, he is sent away to live in near isolation. Fortunately, he is not entirely alone, as the manor’s staff—his dutiful butler Rob and the flirtatious maid Alice—keep him company and make his life less miserable.

As the duke’s romantic feelings for Alice grow, so does his continued frustration for the limits set by his unfortunate ability. Therefore, he resolves to break the curse cast upon him all those years ago, not only for his sake but Alice’s as well—for he is painfully aware of how difficult it is to avoid the touch of a loved one.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The Animation

This wouldn’t be an anime review without talking about the animation used for Shinigami Bocchan.

Every episode I watched seemed like it was taking place within a painting, and I don’t think I’m alone in thinking this. I enjoyed the art style used by J.C.Staff Studios, and browsing through their past anime’s such as Golden Time and Shokugeki no Soma, they haven’t done anything like this before, and I adore it!

It works so beautifully with the plot; it’s as if I’m seeing a painting move, act, and talk, or as if we’ve been sucked inside a picture and are witnessing events occur as we film them.


The story

The story follows the young Duke, whose name I believe is omitted for a variety of reasons, and his young Maid Alice and Butler Rob living life in a mansion only for the duke to live in. When he was young, he was cursed so that anything he touched died, leaving him abandoned by his family and friends to live in solitude for the rest of his life or until he broke his curse.

The dynamic between Alice and The Duke isn’t subtle at all, they don’t hold back with the sex appeal even if it only goes one way, The duke knows full well what people think of him and that is what makes him afraid to get close to others, but when Alice is accosted by his friend, he snaps and this is one way he can stand up for himself, knowing he’s doing it to keep the people close to him safe. Despite his scaredy-cat demeanour, he tackles being labelled a monster head on.

Episode 2 introduces us to Viola, the duke’s younger sister. Despite the fact that she is forbidden from seeing her older brother, Viola does so anyway. The duke believes she does so because she wants a change of pace from her daily life at the main mansion, but her sister comes to see him for only one reason: to see his Butler Rob.

As the show develops, we watch the duke gradually break out of his comfort zone, his love for Alice, his remarkable piano playing talents, and despite being alone in a house with his butler and maid, we meet Caph and Zain, two witches. When the Duke pleads for their assistance in locating the person who cursed him, they accept, but things do not end well. There is a stagnate response to this and the show ends with more questions than answers.


Characters

The Duke

The Duke is fearful and frail. He is exceedingly timid when it comes to conversing with others because he hasn’t had many social encounters for most of his life owing to being restricted to his estate. Duke lacks self-confidence as a result of other people’s fear of him, which drives him to become increasingly unhappy. He is also easily embarrassed, as seen by Alice’s attempt to elicit a rise out of him.

Despite his weak physique and lack of self-esteem, The Duke towards the middle of the show understands precisely what he wants, and I like the show’s patient character growth. I’m looking forward to seeing how he does in the upcoming season.

Alice

Despite the fact that Alice is the Duke’s estate’s top maid, she enjoys teasing him. She frequently exposes portions of her body to humiliate Duke or says things that would likewise embarrass him. She demonstrates correct behaviour as a maid by showing respect to those she serves. She is normally quiet and stays to herself while guests are around, only speaking when absolutely required.

Considering her behaviour toward the Duke, Alice would never act on her desire, but even though she has come very close to touching him even though she can’t, she truly loves him, but because she is a servant and he is a duke, she realises she can’t actually have him because she understands her place within society, and I am thrilled to see how she will overcome her fears.

Caph and Zain

Caph and Zane are complete opposites, Caph is very unreliable and doesn’t know how to take care of herself whereas Zane is very capable of taking care of himself to a certain extent, he is a total womanizer and always takes a pass at Alice but is well aware of the duke’s feelings for her but he would never act on these feelings as he always has eyes for his partner in crime Caph.

I’m really excited to see how their relationship grows next season

Viola and Walter

Much like Caph and Zane, Viola and water are complete opposites and even though are related to the duke each of them are nothing alike. Viola has a wild attitude; she adores sweets and is willfully breaking her mother’s wishes by visiting the Duke’s villa on a frequent basis. She’s simple to be alone with, but she’s terrified in front of Rob, whom she adores, to the point of being unable to talk clearly and Walter, He is a gentleman and a good-looking man, but when it comes to his elder brother, he suffers from a serious second-born complex, to the point that he becomes melancholy just by seeing the number two.

Next season I want to see both of them grow up out of their insecurities.


The Voice acting

I don’t know if it’s because Kristen McGuire and Clifford Chapin are engaged in real life, but you definitely felt the connection between the two main characters in the English dub, which was dubbed from Funimation. I recently watched Welcome to Demon School Iruma and I definitely felt the link between Clara and Viola’s voice actress Kayli mills who did an amazing job, clearly, we have Monica rial who can perform a really innocent little child voice but Kayli was perfectly chosen for the duke’s younger sister. Both Sarah and Ricco performed an excellent job portraying our favourite witches, Zane and Cuff, and I felt that this cast was perfectly chosen.


My Opinion

The Artstyle is what I absolutely adore about this anime, it’s a slow rom-com anime but I do wish they didn’t start where they did, Episodes in we see the duke before Alice became his maid and I would like to have seen the anime start off that way, to see something build to what they ended on at the end of season 1 this is the season I gave it a 9/10, I would have liked to watch every episode watch them grow.

All of the characters are carefully thought out and have a function in the plot. There are the major characters, The Duke and Alice, as well as supporting characters Viola, Rob, Zain, and Caph. Every episode got me chuckling, which is what I look for in a rom-com, although I did wish we saw more of the curse-breaking side than the trip to the witches’ sabbath midway through the season.

There was an end of an episode that I wished would be addressed but at lass, we have to wait until the second cour to get more answers, Shinigami Bocchan is a light-hearted show you can watch one a week (sometimes I wished it wouldn’t stagnate during the weeks but things cant be helped)

If you have the time to give this anime a shot, you won’t be disappointed!


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Valentine’s Day Special: My favourite Romance anime’s

Hi, Guys and Happy Valentine’s day!

and for this special occasion, I will give you my top 10 favourite romance anime/movies I’ve watched over the last 8 years.

Without further ado, let’s get on with it!

1. Ore Monogatari!!

My love story (Ore Monogatari!!) had to be the two first romantic anime I had ever watched, and yes, I watched in dub, and choosing Tia Ballard and Andrew love for the main characters was the best choice they could possibly make!

This love story is definitely my favourite because I love how this anime can show people that it doesn’t matter how individuals appear on the outside; it’s what’s on the inside that matters the most!

This is why Ore Monogatari is my favourite romance anime to watch.

2. Fruits Basket

I watched the first season of Fruits Basket when it first aired years ago and fell in love with the story, but when it was expanded significantly in 2019-2021, I was blown away by the storyline and the characters, as well as the way the creator hinted at Japanese society and how parents sometimes treat their children poorly or expect the world of a 16-year-old child.

Despite the underlying concerns, this anime is a wonderful love storey that involves everyone, not just the main protagonists Yuuki, Kyo, and Tohru.

Fruit baskets will always have a special place in my heart.

3. Sukitte Ii na yo

Say I love you is a personal favourite of mine to watch, and I could watch it a thousand times and never grow tired of it. Sukitte ii na yo focuses on the main characters Yamato and Mei, as well as their friends, but mostly on the two major protagonists.

What I appreciate about this anime is that not all guys are the same or seek the same things, and I like how Yamato recognises Mei for who she actually is, a bud ready to blossom into the lovely flower that is Mei Tachibana.

If you haven’t seen this anime yet and are looking for a romantic anime to watch on Valentine’s Day? watch Sukitte Ii na yo.

4. Nana

If you have never watched Nana before, stop what you are doing and watch it right now!

Nana is a masterpiece and way ahead of its time in terms of storyline and romance but a very tragic love. Both Nana’s experience euphoria in one way or another even if it was toxic for them, Love always conquers they say, but would they say that for a broken heart?

If you have the time, watch this anime! it won’t disappoint you

5. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

This anime is a true classic, and if you haven’t seen it, you should!

Maid sama focuses on Usui and Misaki, and on top of the slow burn romance is a beautiful comedy anime. I have to say that I prefer the manga since I believe it adapts the tale much more than the anime does, but it is a perfect watch.

6. Kamisama Hajimemashita

Kamisama Kiss is a fantastic forbidden love anime and one of the best romantic comedy’s I’ve ever watched!

The love between Tomoe and Nanami is certainly different to the other romance shows I’ve suggested and it’s fun to watch when you watch them interact with each other and as Tomoe finds how hard it is to have a human as a master.

7. Given

Gotta add my first BL here.

Given took the anime world by storm when it was released back in 2019 just as Yuri on Ice did when it was released but Given was actually labelled BL.

The main characters Mafuyu and Uenoyama are the most adorable two boys I’ve ever seen and their relationship is strange, to say the least because unfortunately, Uenoyama doesn’t know anything about love, not properly.

Watch this lovely story and watch these boys grow into a fine pair

8. Kimi no Na wa

Adding my first movie and my only movie and Kimi no Na was certainly different.

Waking up one day and finding yourself in somebody else’s body let alone the opposite sex is scary but just something about this strange love story that happens through time and space. When I first watched the film I was stunned by the result of the film and I was quite disappointed that it ended the way it did but it’s defiantly worth the watch.

9. Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Wotaku is a fantastic anime and such a good 12 episode watch, it’s a good watch, because people who watch anime are basically the characters in this anime but obviously quite different as everyone, is different, but everyone can connect with the characters because were all Otakus.

Love is hard for an Otaku is a wonderful romantic comedy that you can watch on valentine’s day.

10. Junjou Romantica

My second BL but my last romance anime

Junjou Romantica is a very different BL between a middle-aged man and an 18-year-old college student but in every way is such a romantic anime as you see them fall in love and find their own path to acceptance.

even if one of them can’t quite believe he is gay


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