As far as I know Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story began as a mobile game spinoff from the monstrously successful (and influential) Puella Magi Madoka Magica. With the mobile game not yet available in Australia, my impressions are based on the Magireco (as its known on twitter) anime in isolation. Continue reading
Having reviewed the major components of the Fate/Stay Night franchise to date, what are my thoughts on the franchise as a whole?
I have appreciated each of the instalments in different ways, but might have approached the series differently under different circumstances.
Then I had other thoughts about the Servants, a possible meta structure for the franchise that is based entirely on my own biases, and some adaptational concerns across the franchise. Continue reading
The single biggest problem with Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is that Grimgar is reaching for something beyond the creator’s artistic grasp.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing; it is after all better to try for something special than settle for being just another generic show.
This does mean that much of my interest lies in working out what Grimgar is trying for, where it falls short of the mark, and why it fails.
There will be major spoilers ahead. Continue reading
Despite some very emotionally satisfying moments I think Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru may have stumbled at the finish like so many anime before it.
I think that the problem is that the finale is satisfying on a personal level when it needed to be at a global level. For 11 episodes the motto of YuYuYu was “Well, that escalated quickly”, and yet it failed to do so in the finale.
If you’re reading this post I’m going to assume that you’re familiar with the premise. Continue reading