Goblin Slayer Oct14

Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer By Christopher Kinsey Fantasy tropes, ah, fantasy tropes. Where would we be without you? Decades upon decades have been spent taking the torch lit by Tolkien and borne by the basement dwelling Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts to harvest some pretty great entertainment. And one...

Darling in the Franxx Jun02

Darling in the Franx...

Darling in the Franxx By Christopher Kinsey   Before anime, before D&D, and before everything else in the nerd-o-sphere, I was a fan of science fiction.  Especially novels from the golden age of sci-fi.  My first was Heinlein’s Rocket Ship Galileo and from there I fell in love...

Aggretsuko May31

Aggretsuko

Aggretsuko By Christopher Kinsey I have never worked a day in an office my whole life.  So regrettably I can only superficially relate to this series.  And honestly, it’s the kind of anime series I never thought I’d see.  Sure, the eleven to fifteen minute comedy format does...

Saga of Tanya the Evil Apr30

Saga of Tanya the Ev...

Saga of Tanya the Evil By Andrew Erickson   Some of you might remember my review of Izetta: The Last Witch, a 12-episode series about a young, magically gifted girl who turns the tide of World War II in a setting that blends fantasy with alternate history. Saga of Tanya the Evil is much...

Made In Abyss Apr20

Made In Abyss

Anime Review: Made In Abyss By Christopher Kinsey   There is a lot to say about this anime, and a lot has already been covered.  A lot of this hinges on what’s presented in the manga which I have not, nor have any desire to read based on the amount of sickening imagery I’ve...

Kagegurui Apr14

Kagegurui

Kakegurui By Christopher Kinsey   When I say “Gambling anime” you probably think of a few titles.  Mostly titles by Nobuyuki Fukomoto like Akagi and Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji.  Perhaps the earlier chapters of Yu Gi Oh.  Maybe even really offbeat spectacle gambling manga like...

Devilman Crybaby Mar14

Devilman Crybaby

Review: Devilman Crybaby by Christopher Kinsey So Rob Zombie and fans of Rob Zombie rejoice, Devilman has a new property since… Wait Devilman never really ended did it?  See Go Nagai has enjoyed his original saga so much he’s revamped it, altered universed it, rebooted it,...

Castlevania Aug05

Castlevania

Anime Review: Castlevania A review by Christopher Kinsey “But Sir!” they cried “This is an American cartoon!” they hammered on the keyboards as they read the title.  Look if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, is influenced by the fluid violent action of the ducks of old, then it’s so...

Izetta: The Last Witch Jun17

Izetta: The Last Wit...

Izetta: The Last Witch By Andrew Erickson     There’s a certain quiet desperation to being an anime viewer who’s able to tell the difference between good things and bad things. You watch the 12-24 episodes of good material that get produced every season and then wait six...

Michiko & Hatchin May13

Michiko & Hatch...

Michiko & Hatchin By Emily Myers   I have something of a love/hate relationship with female characters in anime. On the one hand, the medium is saturated with women that serve as little more than fetish material, as well as saucer-eyed girls devoid of any significant personality...