Collab Projects · Episode Reviews

Horimiya with IriMoya: Episode 6

Watching an episode called “This Summer’s Going to be a Hot One” in the middle of a (finally) snowy winter is interesting. And happy Valentine’s, by the way! This episode review of one of our season’s cutest romance came in at the right time. How are you doing over there, Irina? Irina: Happy Valentine’s day… Continue reading Horimiya with IriMoya: Episode 6

Collab Projects · Episode Reviews

Horimiya with IriMoya – episode 5

I actually tweeted right after this episode that Horimiya is in fact a traditional romance but only the cute parts. Apparently, that’s what I like! But before we get started, let’s catch up with the always very cute Moya. How are you, Moya? Enjoying winter finally coming? I am. Moar sno plz! No snow for… Continue reading Horimiya with IriMoya – episode 5

Collab Projects · Episode Reviews

Horimiya with IriMoya: Episode 4

Back for another episode of Horimiya with Irina. How are you doing, Irina? I’m doing great! Thanks for asking! I hope you and the readers are doing just as great. Even better, in fact! "Better"...I wouldn't dare to hope so myself, but pretty fine, that's for sure. Yup, hope everyone reading this is staying nice… Continue reading Horimiya with IriMoya: Episode 4

Episode Reviews

[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 8 (Land of Wizards)

An episode that takes a simple idea and explores it in a refreshing way. Probably not among the strongest of Kino's episodes, but there's a bit going for this one too. Old wizard's warehouse There's nothing too distinct about the Land of Wizards as a whole, other than that one or two "wizards" with mysterious… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 8 (Land of Wizards)

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[Anime X-Change] Senki Zesshou Symphogear – A Review in 6 Songs

This December, I took part in Jon Spencer's Anime X-Change event, where I recommended one anime to someone and received a recommendation from them in return. My partner, William Dunn, recommended the first season of Symphogear to me! It was quite a ride - I can't say I loved the show, but it has its… Continue reading [Anime X-Change] Senki Zesshou Symphogear – A Review in 6 Songs

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Moya’s Random Weekend at the Movies

Let's face it, when I'm not posting episodic reviews, my blog is already a roulette of unpatterned content. But today, I have something deliberately, meticulously random for you...and it's not about anime (for the most part). You see, I don't actually watch all that many non-anime movies or TV shows. Actually, I haven't actually seen… Continue reading Moya’s Random Weekend at the Movies

Episode Reviews

[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 7 (Coliseum Pt. 2)

This episode wrapped up a little more hastily than I would like it to, but it shed some interesting light on Kino's personality and objectives. A story of patricide, told through puppets Having the King tell his backstory through puppets was an interesting aesthetic touch. The execution of the scene in the screenshot is particularly… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 7 (Coliseum Pt. 2)

Episode Reviews

[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 6 (Coliseum Pt. 1)

And we're back to the regularly (un)scheduled Kino posts! I did miss this show. I don't know if others would describe it as "cozy," but that is indeed the first word I thought of when I came back to it after a month-long break. Perhaps it's the still tone + episodic arc format. I do… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 6 (Coliseum Pt. 1)