More calm, but one suspects this will be a hell of a storm. Read more
Lost in Anime
7 days ago
More calm, but one suspects this will be a hell of a storm.
5 days ago
Since we’re now only 17 episodes into a 25-episode series, it was only a matter of time before the momentum slowed a bit and our intrepid band of…
RABUJOI – An Anime Blog
4 days ago
Summer Time Rendering
A show like this, if it's going to work, has to be smart. Read more
Lost in Anime
May 21, 2022
The way this series manages pacing is truly brilliant. Read more
14 days ago
「闇の中へ」 (Ya I no Naka e)
"Into the Darkness"
Now that was the real shadows house.
Jun 20, 2022
When you consider how much has already happened, it's remarkable that we're only two episodes into a 25 episode series. Read more
Apr 22, 2022
Waiting a few days for Summertime Render was annoying, but in a way it was quite nostalgic.
Jun 6, 2022
「さよなら夏の日」 (Sayonara natsu no hi)
"Goodbye, Summer's Day"
Supernatural thrillers are such a natural fit for anime, but my hunger for a truly great one is forever unsated.
Apr 16, 2022
「ライツ カメラ アクション」 (Raitsu Kamera Akushon)
"Lights, Camera, Action"
This was, frankly, a bomb.
19 days ago
My natural pessimism is running headlong into the sheer appeal of Summertime Render, which is thus far showing no cracks in the facade.
May 14, 2022
So many questions... Read more
May 6, 2022
Damn, this series makes me take a lot of notes. Read more
Apr 29, 2022
This was, frankly, a bomb. Read more
21 days ago
When you consider how much has already happened, it’s remarkable that we’re only two episodes into a 25 episode series.
Apr 23, 2022
「軌道共鳴」 (Kidō Kyoumei)
A show like this, if it's going to work, has to be smart.
May 22, 2022
So many notes, so many... Read more
Jun 26, 2022
Now that was the real shadows house. Read more
Jun 19, 2022
No beats skipped here. Read more
Jul 9, 2022
The way this series manages pacing is truly brilliant.
13 days ago
「未視感(ジャメヴ)」 (Mishikan (jamevu))
So many questions…
May 7, 2022
「血の夜」 (Chi no yoru)
That was a hell of a dark ride.
Jul 2, 2022
「流れよ我が涙」 (Nagareyo waga namida)
"Let the Tears Flow"
Well, that seemed to raise a lot more questions than it answered.
Jun 11, 2022
My natural pessimism is running headlong into the sheer appeal of Summertime Render, which is thus far showing no cracks in the facade. Read more
May 13, 2022
Waiting a few days for Summertime Render was annoying, but in a way it was quite nostalgic. Read more
Jun 5, 2022
So much happens in this series, my goodness. Read more
a month ago
「to be/not to be」
"to be/not to be"
So much happens in this series, my goodness.
25 days ago
Butterflies everywhere! Read more
May 27, 2022
No beats skipped here.
Jul 10, 2022
Damn, this series makes me take a lot of notes.
Apr 30, 2022
「食餌の時間」 (Yami no Naka e)
So many notes, so many…
Jun 27, 2022
Well, that seemed to raise a lot more questions than it answered. Read more
Jun 10, 2022
May 28, 2022
The hits just keep on coming. Read more
35 minutes ago
That was a hell of a dark ride. Read more
Jul 1, 2022
Supernatural thrillers are such a natural fit for anime, but my hunger for a truly great one is forever unsated. Read more
Apr 15, 2022
After his parents died, Shinpei went to live with the Kofune family on Hitogashima Island. After leaving for school in Tokyo he has not been back since,
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Jul 4, 2022
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Shinpei finds himself in a similar situation as Akari in Virgin Road—his loops aren’t as repetitive as he expected. New and unexpected things are happening, which means the…
Jun 8, 2022
Last week Shinpei encountered Ushio on the beach, dramatically backlit by the festival fireworks. But it’s only this week that she says anything, and actually tackles Shinpei. Nagase Anna…
May 11, 2022
Having watched footage of her own shadow on Shin’s phone, Mio believes the next step should be to help Kobayakawa Shiori. But when Shin goes to Shiori’s house,…
May 1, 2022
Tokiko reveals Hiruko no Mikoti, Mother of Shadows and God of Hitogashima, also known as Haine, the form of the first human Hiruko copied. To the outrage and…
The bespectacled lady with the shotgun manages to save Shinpei’s life (and her own) not by shooting Shadow Mio, but by shooting her shadow, which is its true…
May 18, 2022
Shinpei, Sou, and Ushio with her nifty Shadow powers are looking like a great team against their Shadow adversaries…at first. As they go deeper into Shadow territory they find…
No sooner does Shinpei loop back to the kitchen does Ushio arrive with Mio to fill him in on what happened: the enemy got to Nezu and used…
18 days ago
At night I’m driving in your car Pretending that we’ll leave this town We’re watching all the street lights fade And now you’re just a stranger’s dream I…
Apr 25, 2022
When Ushio materializes beside Shinpei, she pounces on a confused Hizuru. Nezu prepares to aim his rifle at Ushio, but Shin asks him to stand down. Then Ushio…
Deciding to tentatively trust Shinpe, Hizuru and Nezu fill him in on some details about the Shadows. For one thing, if you destroy a Shadow, like Hizuru just…
Jun 1, 2022
The video on Ushio’s unlocked phone shows both the original Ushio and her Shadow delivering a joint message to Shinpei. The original assures him her Shadow isn’t evil…
Jun 13, 2022
This week is a no-holds-barred Scooby-Doo adventure almost from start to finish. After watching what Ushio went through to warn Shinpei, there’s no way Sou isn’t going to tag…
Jun 29, 2022
As Shinpei and Ushio continue to watch Hizuru’s past interactions with Haine unfold, it’s clear Haine was not always evil incarnate, but more of a timid, frightened little…
As tragedy at the summer festival comes to pass, Shinpei must now try to outwit the shadows on a quicker timeline. Reviewing Episode 5 of Summertime Render.
In Asian Spaces
Jul 8, 2022