What lurks in the dark?: Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin Review

Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin (or Midnight Occult Civil Servants) is a supernatural mystery anime that aired during the Spring 2019 season. Produced by LIDENFILMS (who also produced Koi to Uso and Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo), the series follows the latest recruit of Shinjuku Ward Office's Nighttime Regional Relations Department - Miyako Arata. If you're looking for a show that's quick-paced and has lots of fighting scenes, this isn't the show for you. It's also not the show you're looking for if you want a show with the greatest animation you've ever seen. However, Mayonaka is a show that's still underappreciated for what it is - an easy-to-watch supernatural mystery show.

Stop that sound?: Kono Oto Tomare! Season 1 Review

Music is a vital tool for bringing people together. It's a way of communication that we've had in our lives for centuries. And that message is very much prominent in Kono Oto Tomare!, a music-themed drama that aired in Spring 2019. Produced by Platinum Vision (the studio behind Servamp and Devils Line), it follows the daily life of a high school koto club - a koto being the national instrument of Japan.

The Fullmetal Alchemist Movies aren’t great…

The first Fullmetal Alchemist anime adapation was one of my first anime. I loved every second of it, completely obsessed over both Edward Elric and Roy Mustang. It was the one shounen anime I had fallen in love with. From that moment on, Fullmetal has always had a special place in my heart… even if it did take me a good few years after that to actually watch Brotherhood. When I finally did watch Brotherhood, I obsessed. I binged the show so hard, I was sad when it was over. But luckily for me, there was even more Fullmetal content to love. There are also two movies – The Conqueror of Shamballa and The Sacred Star of Milos.

Fights, Love and Illness: Fruits Basket (2019) Episode 8 & 9 Review

Man, am I glad to come back to Fruits Basket after a short break! It really does make everything about the show even better. Everything becomes more enjoyable. And that's without me knowing that the ninth episode was featuring my absolute favourite - Hatsuharu. Ahh, what a treat! I do, however, realise that I was an idiot and forgot to write an episode review for the eighth episode. So, let me just quickly cover my thoughts on that before we dive into the ninth episode.

Your Pain? My Pain.: Kizu Review

Kizu, written by Otsuichi and drawn by Hiro Kiyohara, follows the life of Keigo. Like most other children, Keigo attends school, but his school is different. All of the troubled kids - the troublemakers, the abused, the scarred - are grouped in one class. This manga is a really short story. It's only 4 chapters long! But, despite that, it's a really impactful story.