It's that time of year again! I started this little yearly breakdown last year and had a great time doing it. So for 2017 I'm bringing it back to talk about what an amazing year it's been! Hit the jump to find out which anime in the first half of the year caught my eye!
Let's be honest. "Isekai" is a disgustingly overblown genre that is filled with some of the worst dreg in both manga and anime. In order to sift through the bad and painfully mediocre, I've come up with ways to tell whether a protagonists trip to another world is worth the time or if it's just another additive to the dump heap.
Life is Strange was one of the worst outings in choice-making game design in my opinion. Everything was abnormally subpar and hardly worth the time. So when the sequel-prequel to the series, Before the Storm was announced, I could not wait to start the hate train once again. Unfortunately for me, I ended up actually liking the first episode. Hit the jump to find out why I've grown a heart.
With the new anime season comes more hits! But not just sequels to recent hits pepper this season, but also the sequel series to one of the biggest anime of all time, Naruto! His son Boruto has had a mixed start for some people, but upon further analysis, I believe his initial faults are opportunities for the anime to shine. Find out why after the jump!
Yep, yet ANOTHER article on Yuri on ICE. But I swear I have a good reason this time, since Crunchyroll's first ever Anime Awards ended up being butchered by popular vote, especially when it came to categories that Yuri on ICE was nominated in. With its runaway success, I would like to take a moment to explain why I did not like the anime as much as others. In fact, I found it rather lacking in multiple departments. Hit the jump to find out just why I'm a soulless and homophobic monster.
I don't get to review a whole lot of dark stuff, mostly because most dark stuff nowadays is also really bad. But what's not bad is a manga from Mouri Koji known as Suicide Island. This manga is graphic, gratuitous, and all -in-all a very raw tale of failed suiciders learning to survive on a deserted island. More after the jump.
With Winter and Spring bringing in the 2016 year, it's quite the healthy start for anime! Read Part 1 of this article for a full breakdown on those seasons. But with this article, I'll be going over what I watched in Summer and Fall. While Summer was jam-packed with a ton of anime I watched, Fall was....well, hit the jump and find out.