I think I'm starting to get the hang of Ash as a character. This is the first episode we spent entirely at Ash's side. And what do we have? We have an ill-tempered but smart, revenge-driven but a cautious boy with a realistic outlook. There were moments where his intelligence shines through but also times… Continue reading Banana Fish Episode 3- Jail Time!
So, cases are going to be included. Cases that are somehow related to artwork, which is Kiyotaka's specialty. I'm not sure if I missed some part of the episode, but I didn't get why a family would come to Kiyotaka- a curator- with a case about recieving threatening letters instead of going to a detective… Continue reading Holmes Of Kyoto Episode 2- Not A Mystery
I wasn't on board at all during the first episode and now I'm starting to somewhat like this. It's like once they got over the awkward first introduction, the characters started to get some semblance of personality. Vlad, Wayne and Ton's conversation actually flowed really well. Vlad getting over his grumpy pants ways helped the… Continue reading Phantom In The Twilight Episode 2- Not Bad!
Synopsis: Momose Narumi is used to keeping her Otaku habits a secret while Nifuji Hirotaka couldn't be bothered. What happens when this two people start dating? As the name suggests, Wotakoi is the story of two, well actually, four with love problems. It's a neat little comedy, limited to only four people for the most part, though… Continue reading Wotakoi -Love is Hard For An Otaku Review- Not Really
Not a spoiler free review. I really like the pacing. I'm tempted to say it's a little rushed at some parts but I'm assuming they want to get things in motion by the third episode. I haven't read Banana Fish but from what I see of the rating for the manga and the lack of a… Continue reading Banana Fish Episode 2- In Another Country
Set in modern-day London, the story takes place in a world where "Shadows" are born from human fear and anxiety. A young girl arrives to study abroad, only to be caught in a bizarre incident as she enters university. In a city with no acquaintances, the helpless girl wanders into "Café Forbidden," a mysterious café… Continue reading Phantom In The Twilight Episode 1- Your Standard Harem Protagonist Is Here
The closest thing I've ever come to a Sherlockian setting in anime is probably Ghost Hunt, where Naru and Mai definitely had that Sherlock-Watson thing going on. It's not exactly in your face, but you can tell some inspiration is taken. Our main character, Yagashira Kiyotaka, is certainly like his nickname's namesake on some parts. He's… Continue reading Holmes of Kyoto Episode 1- First Impression
Synopsis: In New York, Ash Lynx a boy with a perfect appearance and outstanding fighting power has been leading a street gang at the age of 17. One night, Ash is told the word "Banana Fish" from a man shot by his own subordinate. The word was that Griffin, his brother who was pretty crippled, often… Continue reading Banana Fish Episode 1- First Impression
Even though the episode was about a bunch of Otaku doing Otaku things, as the show reminded us constantly, it was pretty hilarious. That said, it would be good if they adjusted the pace between Narumi and Hirotaka's relationship a little better or give us at least a time frame because the way these characters… Continue reading Wotaku Ni Koi Wa Muzukashii Episode 2- They Are Dating?
I liked this episode so much. The world is always so much more interesting from the perspective of a cat. It helped that we got a feel of exactly what they were going for here. This episode again had the old school vibe that I liked so much in the first episode. I love how… Continue reading Tada Never Falls In Love Episode 3- Cat Day