First Impressions: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

When this show first popped up about a year ago I started seeing some awesome cosplays of it, but never knew the name. Fortunately Crunchyroll is always promoting different stuff, so it just kind of popped into my view and I decided to give the first episode a try. It was amazing to say the least. This comedy/fantasy series is bound to make you laugh, … Continue reading First Impressions: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

First Impressions: Barakamon

I originally set out to watch Handa-kun, the comedic spin-off, when I realized Barakamon was the original show. The concept seemed interesting enough, and from first glances I think I’ll really enjoy it. Seishū Handa is a pro calligrapher, despite his young age. When the elderly curator of an exhibition criticizes his calligraphy for being too unoriginal (“like a textbook”), Seishū gets angry and punches … Continue reading First Impressions: Barakamon

First Impressions: Elfen Lied

I’ve honestly wanted to watch this anime for several years now, but for some reason never got around to it. I’ve heard it’s a pretty critically acclaimed horror series, but aside from that knew nothing going into it. The series’ title is German as well as Dutch for “Elves’ Song” or more formally “song of the elves’” and takes its name from the song “Elfenlied”, … Continue reading First Impressions: Elfen Lied

First Impressions: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (I don’t have many friends)

I stumbled upon this show while looking for anime to include in my Top 5 Slice of Life post, and immediately thought, “OH HOW RELATABLE!”. I then thought about how sad a comment that was to make, and decided to give the first episode a watch anyway. I was honestly a little disappointed to find out that Hanagai (show’s nickname) was another harem anime. Seriously, … Continue reading First Impressions: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (I don’t have many friends)

First Impressions: Your lie in April

So I’ve just finished the first episode, Monotone/Colorful, and I really think I’m going to like this show. It did a great job of exploring most of the main characters, as well as an information dump that was just manageable. We’re introduced to Kousei, Tsubaki, Watari and Kaori, our four main protagonists (I assume). They all seem fairly unique from one another and we can already … Continue reading First Impressions: Your lie in April

First Impressions: Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World – The Animated Series

Featured Image from bredoman on zerochan.net Let me just start by saying, I didn’t go into this show with any kind of expectations. But even if I had, I’m sure they would’ve been exceeded. It really seems like most of the shows I’ve watched recently have accomplished this, but there’s something about this series that hits home — ironically. “The world is not beautiful, therefore it is.” … Continue reading First Impressions: Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World – The Animated Series

First Impressions: Kings Game

What have I gotten myself into? Kanazawa Nobuaki has transferred to a high school far from where he used to live. Due to an incident at his old school, Nobuaki is afraid of getting close to his new classmates and keeps himself at a distance, but he starts opening up because of a sports day inter-class relay. Then, a single text message from someone calling … Continue reading First Impressions: Kings Game