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Bittersweet Citrus Rainbows

Check out AC‘s review of one of the Summer season’s most talked about anime: Orange. His analysis of the plot devices and character development in the show shed light on just what worked and what didn’t for the high school drama. Next, we bring you an anime from a couple of years ago with Kaikyaku‘s review […]

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 […]

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