So, April showers bring May flowers. I am more of a Spring and Fall guy personally when its either not too cold or too hot. Spring is quite pleasant and nice when the wasps and bees aren’t flying into my face when I am out and about. But anyway, with springtime comes a time of ease and comfort. And so, you would need to watch something to get into that mood. Luckily, I have found just the right show to watch in this fair weather season….
You know, spinoff properties are usually hit or miss. Sometimes you’ll get a solid and reliable show like NCIS (which yes kids is a spinoff of a little show called JAG), but another times you get Baywatch Nights. But regardless, anime is certainly not free of spinoffs either. Recently there has been a trend of tepid shows with interesting premise/central idea that end up getting a female-centric spinoff show. The ones that come to mind for me are shows like Hina and Logi (from Luck and Logic) and Aria the Scarlett Ammo AA or god help you, Prisma Illya. But I would say none are as more interesting as this particular spinoff…..
So the February tradition continues into this new year. One would think that I would at some point run out of something to talk about with regards to relationships and love in anime, but I am proved wrong time and again. But anyway, onto the review of this forgotten little gem…..
Well, hello there to 2018 and to another year of anime reviews. We are starting things off with an anime that at first glance a lot of people ignore, dismissing it as a joke. But slowly and surely, it grew into a cult anime phenomenon the likes of which I haven’t seen in a while. Also, it helps that I couldn’t really come up with something else to cover but figured hey why not talk about this…..
So, 2017 has come to a merciful close, at least to some. But for me, it has been quite nice. I finally got back into full time work which may be on night shift but hey it’s better than where I was at. I am looking forward to 2018; being cautious in hope is better than delighting in cynicism I say. Anyway, I close out this year with a look at a science fiction piece, part of a rather large and important anime franchise.
So, it’s that time of the year, the Halloween special review. I can’t believe it’s a tradition that I have been doing since near the beginning back in 2011. I have been quite lucky to come across some horror titles over the years, be it OVA or TV series, somewhat known or downright obscure, but it has been something I have looked forward to each year. This time, though, I won’t be doing a straight review but more a viewing guide for a show that only recently I revisited.
Well, this show I came across nearly by chance. Back in Fall 2013, when I was just coming into my own working on other sites besides my own, I got an offer from Erica Friedman with Okazu a yuri manga/anime website. She offered up a free copy of the DVD set for Hyakko provided that person do a review over the 2nd disc. I decided to bit the bullet and took up the offer. I have to say it was one of my first ‘requested’ review piece and it was an illuminating experience for me. I had told myself that I would get around to covering the show as a whole, especially after so long.