Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 7)

RobiHachi I enjoy the little glimpses of Hatchi's past that we get every so often, which honestly gives context to his initial meeting with Robby. The perfect catalyst for something like this is the ultimate childhood dream: having free reign in an amusement park. The setting is barely a change from every other tourist spot… Continue reading Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 7)

Advertisements

Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 6)

Robihachi Despite the manic energy of the natives of the planet that Robby and Hatchi go to, I like how they're engaging in something familiar and somewhat homey, even if it's a tourist spot. What's more, Hatchi still manages to take on the role of a clueless tourist, given the fact that eels are super… Continue reading Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 6)

Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 5)

Robihachi I sort of resent the fact that I can recognize a character from that magical boy anime that came out forever ago (Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!, if you're looking for it). Though, with the general theme of this show, the fact that this lil pink wombat is the most feared guy on… Continue reading Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 5)

Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 4)

Robihachi I have a lot of questions about that fish civilization, and thinking about it is sort of uncomfortable. Yeah, fish eat each other all the time, but the humanoid fish probably get that they evolved from the more animalistic fish, so them being okay with eating them feels a bit like people being cool… Continue reading Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 4)

Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 3)

RobiHachi One thing I enjoy about this show is that the characters aren't really regarded as actual saviours when it comes to the places they visit. Robby and Hatchi do tend to pitch in when people ask for their help, but they do so because it's something that they have time to do, and because… Continue reading Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 3)

Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 2)

RobiHachi Hachi's excitement about being on Mars was one of the cutest things in the episode. I guess that's he's kind of supposed to be the audience's expy, and being about to see the excitement that he has in regards to new experiences really adds to his character, which changes him from a bored rich… Continue reading Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 2)

Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 1)

RobiHachi I was honestly not expecting much after seeing the PV, but the opening episode was surprisingly endearing. Robby is portrayed as a convincingly down on his luck protagonist, and while it's absolutely his fault, I find it kind of hard to dislike him for his genuine attempts to have his own businesses. While many… Continue reading Weekly Spring Anime Roundup (Week 1)

Weekly Winter Anime Roundup (Week 13)

Mob Psycho 100 I think what really characterizes the finale of Mob is compassion, and more importantly, how Mob is able to be compassionate to everyone he meets. While it clearly isn't easy, and most of the time, Mob reaches that point when people have come to or at him at their lowest points. When… Continue reading Weekly Winter Anime Roundup (Week 13)

Rising of Shield Hero Halfway Check-in: King Aultcray Fails as a Villain

Back in 2018 while I was at the second annual Crunchyroll Expo, I saw this title with the above picture being heavily promoted. There was a screening of the first episode of this new upcoming series a full four months ahead of its release date. I thought it seemed kind of interesting despite the isekai… Continue reading Rising of Shield Hero Halfway Check-in: King Aultcray Fails as a Villain

Weekly Winter Anime Roundup (Week 12)

Mob Psycho 100 II Serizawa is heartbreaking. His eagerness to please, cheerful attitude, and endless gratitude towards the boss are, by themselves, good qualities to have, but with the company he keeps, they also function as a way to manipulate and bend him to the whims of others. This situation is a dark mirror to… Continue reading Weekly Winter Anime Roundup (Week 12)