HunterxHunter (2011) Review

HunterxHunter (2011) is a shonen action adventure anime that started airing in 2011 and finished its run in late 2014, the show was produced by studio Madhouse, and is currently being released in English. This version of HunterxHunter is a re-adaptation of the original source material, since the first adaptation was released in 1999. The re-adaptation includes two more arc’s from its older counterpart, but is still left unfinished due to constant hiatus’ by the mangaka. The mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi previously known for creating another successful 90s shonen Yu Yu Hakusho, is husband to Naoko Takeuchi who is the creator behind the hit shoujo manga Sailor Moon. HunterxHunter is a series that has been rising popularity recently as the Big 3 have started to dwindle in popularity and viewership, it currently sits at number 5 on MyAnimeList top anime. Some people myself included think of this as the best shonen anime to date, and a great anime by its own right and not only as a great shonen.

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Orange Review

Orange, the 2016 summer anime that I had predicted to not only be anime of the season, but anime of the year as well. It is a slice-of-life anime set in high school with some sci-fi elements imbedded into it for a little twist. Orange was made by Telecom Animated Film whom to my knowledge haven’t made anything significant before. This anime started off so well, it had everything going for it at the time and although Telecom being a newbie studio, I had faith that their project could be something really special and blow everyone away. Continue reading “Orange Review”

Mob Psycho100 Review

Mob Psycho100 is a summer 2016 twelve episode series, from the same creator as one of the most popular anime this decade: One Punch Man. The two series have a ton of similarities from the over powered main characters that feel near invincible, to the funny banter between the main character and their partners. But the series does enough different for them to be considered two separate entries, most fans upon watching Mob Psycho might not even know that it and OPM share the same mangaka. Continue reading “Mob Psycho100 Review”

Fooly Cooly (FLCL) Review

In the world of anime; new concepts and ideas being tested and as a result of this interesting and experimental anime tend to be produced, fooly cooly or FLCL is one of those experimental anime. Created by studio Gainax the studio behind Neon Genesis Evangelion. FLCL is a series of 6 OVA’s that aired during 2000 to 2001, these were definitely different for there time and now stands up as a benchmark for how experimental and weird anime could potential get. Continue reading “Fooly Cooly (FLCL) Review”

Flying Witch Review

This year of anime although not being the best in recent year, has still provided some very interesting and enjoyable shows, one being Flying Witch which is produced by J.C Staff who look on track of being the best animation company of the year. Flying Witch is an iyashikei type of slice-of-life anime which has similarities in tone and pace to others iyashikei such as Aria or Haibane Renmei, whilst a similar setting and premise of the 1989 studio Ghibli movie: Kiki’s Delivery Service. It looks like it will be a strong contender for anime of the year, having already been what many would consider anime of the season.

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Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara (Food Wars! S2) Review

Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara is the continuation of the 2015 hit cooking series Shokugeki no Souma or Food Wars!. This second season picks up right after the first with the start of the Autumn Election tournament after the preliminary rounds are concluded. It is 13 episodes, and done by the same studio J.C Staff who are on course to being anime studio of the year having been very strong with their other summer series Amanchu! This anime being half the length of the first season does contain less material in it and only has 1 major arc and a follow-up mini arc where the students from the academy start their internships. Continue reading “Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara (Food Wars! S2) Review”

Psycho-Pass Review

Psycho-Pass is a 2012 show produced by cyberpunk veteran animation studio Production I.G, who have made probably the most know and respected cyberpunk series to date: the Ghost in the Shell franchise. The show was created by Gen Urobuchi who has made the previous year in my opinion one of the best anime’s ever Fate/Zero. This show is a dark take on the cyberpunk genre, and shows what can happen when peoples futures and emotions are to be controlled for the betterment of society.

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