Little Witch Academia, Episode 4: The Adorable Dork that is Lotte

Little Witch Academia takes a detour this week from Kagari’s role as a lead to dive into Lotte’s world.  As a result, Lotte dazzled us with her command of the narrative in dweebish fashion. If you needed any convincing as to why she’s such a likeable character, then look no further than this episode. Lotte’s infectious charm is on full display.

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Scum’s Wish Episode 4: Despicable Characters and The Things They Do

Whew, was this episode of Scum’s Wish a doozy. It’s official — Everyone’s situation has turned into a big heaping pile of crap. Continue reading “Scum’s Wish Episode 4: Despicable Characters and The Things They Do”

Scum’s Wish Episode 3: The People We Love

This week’s installment of Scum’s Wish had some very uncomfortable moments in love as characters began to express their curiosity for each other in daring and bold ways. We built up to the moments that led up to last episode’s cliffhanger, seeing just what exactly drove Ecchan to give into her desires. Continue reading “Scum’s Wish Episode 3: The People We Love”

March Comes in like a Lion Episode 15: Mirrored Selves

This week’s episode of March Comes in like a Lion focuses on Rei’s renewed fascination with the world of shogi. With the help of his friends and loved ones, we’re beginning to see Rei loosen up. Shimada’s overwhelming victory over him has set the gears in motion for a burning desire to improve within himself. Continue reading “March Comes in like a Lion Episode 15: Mirrored Selves”

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”