Shouldn't Mao Mao's family have been more worried about her?
20 days ago
The Apothecary Diaries
Considering Maomao openly suspected her father of selling her off, she too is very nonchalant about this reunion.
Lost in Anime
21 days ago
The Apothecary Diaries
Kusuriya no Hitorigoto has a pretty flexible moral compass, which the protagonist personifies.
7 days ago
Even on vacation, Mao Mao doesn't get a break
13 days ago
As much as Mao Mao wishes to be left alone, the Imperial court doesn’t.
Oct 30, 2023
MaoMao is in high demand
Nov 6, 2023
「自殺か他殺か」 (Jisatsu ka Tasatsu ka)
"Suicide or Murder?"
Sometimes it's nice to do away with the bow
6 days ago
"The Garden Party"
Don't mess with MaoMao
a month ago
「幽霊騒動」 (Yūrei Sōdō)
"The Unsettling Matter of the Spirit"
Just in time for Halloween
Oct 29, 2023
Maomao is a modern scientific mind in a pre-modern world.
Oct 22, 2023
Palace politics are a bitch, no question about it. It seems to transcend time and place.
「無愛想な薬師」 (Buaisō na Kusushi)
Mao Mao's new job is a bizarre, yet fabulous example of the intersection between one’s skills and interests and societal needs.
Oct 27, 2023
It's not as though I can point to any single extraordinary element of that episode, but it was one of my favorites so far.
14 days ago
The Apothecary Diaries is a bit of an unorthodox series to me in general, and not in an unappealing way
Nov 5, 2023
I must say, visually speaking this all worked far better for me, though I'm resigned to a return to the premiere's style.
The Apothecary Diaries joins the growing trend of anime starting with unofficial movies, whether they need to or not.
Lawful-good paladins don't make the best protagonists. Read more
Nov 22, 2021
The Faraway Paladin
Things are never as simple as they initially appear to be. Read more
Aug 19, 2023
The Gene of AI
All through this episode, Monty Python was all I could think of. Read more
Nov 23, 2020
Moriarty the Patriot
「富士ピラー撤退戦！」 (Fuji Piraa Tettai-sen!)
"Fuji Pillar Retreat!"
Because no show is complete without a good old-fashioned setback.
Nov 15, 2020
Warlords of Sigrdrifa
Things are never as simple as they initially appear to be.
Aug 20, 2023
This is the moment where Kamiyama Kenji really began to make Seirei no Moribito the anime his own distinct creation. Read more
May 21, 2020
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
If you believe certain ideas about the deeply-held psychological underpinnings of vampire mythology, Vanitas no Carte is pretty much Old Testament gospel (albeit in fancy dress). Read more
Aug 14, 2021
The Case Study of Vanitas
I guess Touko never got the lecture about not accepting candy from a stranger. Read more
Feb 26, 2023
The Fire Hunter
「惨劇の記憶」 (Sangeki no Kioku)
It had nothing to do with his frilly shorts.
Nov 24, 2021
This marks two episodes in a row of no family trauma, boisterous competition and the baka grasshopper dance. I almost don't know what to make of it to…
Nov 22, 2019
This episode was a tale of two halves in my view, but there’s no good tennis metaphor that I can use as a comparison, so a direct explanation…
Star Crossed Anime
Nov 23, 2019
「 告白」 (Kokuhaku)
Down Bad today, aren't we?
Aug 17, 2022
The content warning will still be in check for this episode's impression as well because we're still dealing with heavy subjects on mental health.
May 25, 2023
「Femme fatale―恋―」 (Famu Fatāru―Koi―)
What is love, Noé asks-apparently imbibing of blood and a fluttery feeling that may or may not be due to blood loss.
Oshi no Ko kind of falls under the bloody trainwreck you can't look away from umbrella this week. Read more
History repeats itself, it seems.
Feb 25, 2023
「旅人が刻む壁 / ぶどう踏みの少女」 (Tabibito ga Kizamu Kabe / Budou Fumi no Shoujo)
"The Wall Etched by Travelers / The Grape-Stomping Girl"
Love triumphs as people with conflicting ideologies overcome their…
Nov 13, 2020
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
Here's the thing about vampires. Read more
Aug 19, 2022
Call of the Night
The real prize here is not the throne, seemingly, but Richard's virtue. Read more
Feb 21, 2022
Requiem of the Rose King
A seriously shy and anxious person trying to cope with an orchestra setting is an interesting topic to consider. Read more
May 22, 2023
Ao no Orchestra
It's always interesting to see what happens when a slice of life series switches to plot-driven mode - some can handle it and some can't.
Oct 21, 2023
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
「眷属作り(こづくり)」 (Kenzoku-tsukuri (ko-tsukuri))
Here's the thing about vampires.
Aug 20, 2022
「僕らは入れ替わってる」 (Bokura wa Irekawatteru)
"We Swapped Places"
Ah, classic short people problems
May 13, 2023
The Dangers in My Heart
Every time you re-read this manga you get things you didn't the first time, and in a sense the anime is like re-reading the manga. Read more
May 14, 2023
「変わりたい少年」 (Kawaritai shounen)
"The Boy Who Wants to Change"
Fumetsu no Anata e has a strange and often wonderful way of looking at the world, and the less hard it…
May 25, 2021
To Your Eternity
A time-honored tradition Episode Synopsis: Frieren and company help a merchant stuck at a mountain pass and escort him to the town beyond, which is celebrating the anniversary…
The Con Artists
Well you look at that, seems that Kyouya Hashiba is being fed by both Aki Shino and Nanako Kogure. What a lucky guy but Kyouya shouldn’t trigger any…
The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica
Aug 25, 2021
Remake Our Life!
「母の言葉」 (haha no Kotoba)
Moms always knows best.
Aug 16, 2020
「数学的連鎖(アリスマティック・チェイン)」 (Arisumateikku Chein)
Shooting for the heart.
Aug 15, 2021
The Honor at Magic High School
'This hand of mine glows with an awesome power!'
Aug 7, 2022
Utawarerumono, Utawarerumono Mask of Truth
Fumetsu no Anata e has a strange and often wonderful way of looking at the world, and the less hard it tries to be ingratiating the more charming…
「回復術士は、正義を執行する！」 (Kaifuku Jutsushi wa, Seigi o Shikkou Suru!)
"The Healer Executes Justice!"
Judge, jury, and executioner.
Feb 25, 2021
Judge, Redo of Healer
Just give Nezuko some human blood already. I want to see her final form!
Jan 17, 2022
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
There's a palpable sense this week that we've passed into a new stage of the story. Read more
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Nov 14, 2019