Minor spoilers for Sarazanmai and Hinamatsuri. Supposedly, there’s this thing called a “three-episode rule” that says you should watch three episodes of an anime before deciding to drop it. But, if you’re like me and you’re checking out every season’s new anime, three episodes is TOO MUCH time to waste. No, I’ve honed my critical … Continue reading Anime First Episodes: The Good, The Bad, and The Forced Exposition
This Winter anime season gave us plenty of highly anticipated anime to choose from. We got the long-awaited adaptation of Shonen Jump hit The Promised Neverland, new JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, an adaptation of an early Osamu Tezuka work, and - the series I was most excited for - a special 20th anniversary entry into the Boogiepop … Continue reading Should You Watch Boogiepop and Others? Well, it’s complicated…
It's been a while since I've taken a stab at seasonal coverage, huh? Truth be told, the past few months on the blog have been extremely inconsistent. In 2019, though, expect to see way more from The Anime Hell Zone! This Lexapro is kicking in and I am ready to TAKE ON THE WORLD! SEROTONIN, … Continue reading Winter 2019 First Impressions: Who Will Land In The Hell Zone?!
HELLO, I'M BLOGGING AGAIN! Here is an Anime One Liners meme I was tagged in by the magnificent Yomu like...a month ago. I might be late, but that doesn't mean Yomu ain't great! Seriously, if you haven't read any of Yomu's "Review Reviews," you're really missing out. They're so good at reviewing, they even review things … Continue reading [A Very Belated] Anime One Liners Tag!
After watching episode one of Banana Fish, I had many questions about where the story would go - and wondered why Akimi Yoshida chose to frame her work around J.D. Salinger's, "A Perfect Day For Banana Fish."