ACCA Episode 3: The Mysteries Surrounding Jean Otus

ACCA’s third episode was slow paced, taking time to construct the uncertainties that plague the minds of the individuals in power. Continue reading “ACCA Episode 3: The Mysteries Surrounding Jean Otus”

March Comes in like a Lion: Episode 14 — The Silk Fabric of Self-Deception

March Comes in like a Lion piles on to its depiction of depression relentlessly, layering epiphany after epiphany to deconstruct the tumultuous state of Rei’s fragile mind. Seemingly enough, not a lot technically happens on a surface level, with one half of the episode dedicated to Rei’s match and the other half exploring the aftermath of the battle. But the focus of the episode wasn’t in the advancement of the scenes; it was in the exploration of the delicate fabric that seizes hold of Rei’s mind, blinding him to the harsh realities of competition. Continue reading “March Comes in like a Lion: Episode 14 — The Silk Fabric of Self-Deception”

Little Witch Academia: Episode 3 — The True Magic is in an Earnest Approach

It’s not often the case that people pursue their dreams with all that they have. After all, if it were that easy, we’d all be well-accomplished individuals. Continue reading “Little Witch Academia: Episode 3 — The True Magic is in an Earnest Approach”

Masamune-Kun no Revenge: Episode 2 — The Inconsistencies of Masamune

Episode 2 of Masamune-Kun no Revenge was no different from the first. Masamune continues down his despicable path, scheming ways to win over Aki all for the sake of repairing his fragile ego. Continue reading “Masamune-Kun no Revenge: Episode 2 — The Inconsistencies of Masamune”

ēlDLIVE: Episode 2 — Abandon Ship, Abandon Ship

Episode 2 of ēlDLIVE left a lot to be desired and aside from the escape of a vicious criminal, not much really happens overall. Continue reading “ēlDLIVE: Episode 2 — Abandon Ship, Abandon Ship”

ACCA: Episode 2 Review

Shows with clever protagonists tread a thin line, and more often than not, live and die by just how intelligent the character is overall. Continue reading “ACCA: Episode 2 Review”

Scum’s Wish: Episode 2 Review

Through the lens of two new characters, we explore new angles on unrequited love in Scum’s Wish. Hana’s childhood friend Ecchan has had a crush on her for quite some time, but she doesn’t want to impede on her and Mugi. Mugi’s childhood playmate Noriko is on a similar boat, lusting over Mugi. Things get incredibly complicated for everyone involved, as we begin to see the facades that they have built crumbling down. They are barely holding themselves together, attempting to keep back these primal desires that they have. This episode didn’t restrain itself when it came to depicting the cognitive dissonance present in characters while they struggled to understand what in particular makes them love the people they do. It was an utterly powerful episode, filled with the raw emotion associated with awkward moments of teenage love. Continue reading “Scum’s Wish: Episode 2 Review”