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.

Summer 2019: What am I watching?

It’s that time of the season again where we all take a look at the upcoming seasonal anime and pick what we’ll be watching! I realise I only made a return to seasonal anime a couple of seasons ago with The Promised Neverland, but I think I’m going to adjust my approach once again.

Spring 2019: Am I still watching?

We are currently halfway through this season and I'm really surprised about the quality this time around. Usually, seasons are filled with quite a few mediocre shows, but Spring 2019 really does seem like a top season. Regardless, being halfway through the season means it's time to reflect on the past six/seven weeks and begin to form an opinion on the shows I've been watching. Some of these shows really have surprised me and, uh... not always for the better.

Spring 2019: What am I watching?

It's been an entire year since I've last done a "What am I watching?" post and that's because I've been avoiding seasonal anime so I could catch up on my backlog a little bit better. This all changed with The Promised Neverland, though and, admittedly, having something to look forward to watching every week really did wonders for my mood as well, as trivial as that sounds, so I've decided to get back into the swing of seasonal anime! Woo!

What Anime Taught Me: Sailor Moon

Last year, I decided that it was about time that I actually took time to sit down and watch what seems to be a lot of people's favorite childhood anime - Sailor Moon. My expectations, realistically, were all over the place. On the one hand, I was expecting great things. A lot of people in the anime community praise Sailor Moon so much, even as adults, and there weren't many people I knew who slated it. Were they not just using their nostalgia to create their opinions? It turns out, no. They weren't. And, watching it for the first time as a 22-year-old, I think the series is definitely one filled with important lessons.

Summer 2018: Was I Right?

Now that the Summer 2018 season is finally over, it's time to see how accurate I actually was in my picks. I'm going to be going through reviews and looking at scores and statistics in order to get an overview on the anime I selected in my What To Watch post and see how accurate I was in my predictions.