Yuri Kuma Arashi Series Review

Yuri Kuma Arashi is a wildly experimental anime that utilises symbolism and story structure effectively, though Ikuhara’s self-indulgent composition and directing act as a blessing and a curse. ________ Plot synopsis: In the depths of space, the comet Kumarai exploded, causing the bears on earth to unite and declare war onthe humans. Separated by the…

Tokyo Ghoul √A Review

Tokyo Ghoul √A has some charm to it, with a few endearing characters and good art and musical direction, but it fails on nearly every other front. Plot synopsis: Following Kaneki’s escape and subsequent decisions, the CCG and Aogiri are locked in a cruel confrontation that could change the fate of Tokyo forever. The events…

Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 Review

Tokyo Ghoul boasts strong aesthetics, powerful acting and a promising starts, though it fumbles under the weight of too many characters, too many themes, too little time and an unclear sense of direction for its story and characters. ________ Plot synopsis: Kaneki Ken, through a series of unfortunate events, is pulled into the world of…

Fate/Zero Series Review

Fate/Zero is a thematically rich, brutally nihilistic series which benefits greatly from strong execution in sight and sound, a stellar cast of memorable characters and some outstanding scenes, though the directorial decisions and sometimes awkward story structure prevent this series from reaching its potential.   Plot synopsis: Fate/Zero takes place during the 4th Holy Grail…