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Time to double down

Today we’re stepping way back to the 90s to talk about a series you’ve probably heard of but may not have checked out. Black Jack delves into the world of black market medical services with a stylish adaptation of Tezuka Osamu‘s original manga. However, 2015’s Young Black Jack, which explores how Black Jack became the […]

Re:Anime

If you could go back in time, would you correct past mistakes? Or would you take the opportunity to relive a year of highschool? Your answer will lead you to one of two anime freshly reviewed by Reckoner. In Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, the protagonist’s ability to do-over may not always be the blessing […]

A double dose of Erased

This week, The Nihon Review brings you not one, but TWO looks at the time-traveling mystery adventure Erased. Do you agree with AC that the series ranks among the best of the season, using its sci-fi elements well and keeping the audience wondering what will happen next? Or, did you think the series lost its […]

Missing the target

Today we have reviews of two series that didn’t quite pull it off. Comet Lucifer, as Kavik Ryx describes, puts a lot of effort into world building but doesn’t come away with something that feel consistent or cohesive. Similarly, Reckoner shares his thoughts on Charlotte, the latest Key series, which doesn’t pack the emotional punch […]

The daily lives of the braves of the six flowers

Kavik Ryx is back with a couple more reviews of shows that left an impression. Monster Musume no Iro Nichijou will tell you everything you want to know about monster girls… and then some. But at least it was entertaining? Rokka no Yuusha fairs better by presenting an interesting mystery sprinkled with seeds of doubt […]

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