Summer 2016 Season Wrap-Up!

Now that the summer anime season is pretty much over and a new season is getting ready to start, it’s time for the wrap-ups and previews to commence once again in that glorious flurry of happy endings and new beginnings that we’ve all come to know and love! And to be quite honest, there were quite a number of happy endings this summer season, as I ended up enjoying most of the shows I watched quite a bit more than I expected I would. Continue reading “Summer 2016 Season Wrap-Up!”

Summer 2016 Mid(Late)-Season Status Report

Time may fly when you’re having fun, but it doesn’t really get up to speed until you try keeping up with a packed anime season. Continue reading “Summer 2016 Mid(Late)-Season Status Report”

Summer 2016 Preview: 91 Days

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Something about the American Prohibition era has always captured my imagination. What with the Gatsbyesque glitz and glam of the Roaring ’20s, the backwoods bootleggers, and the rise of organized crime in the cities, the Prohibition era offers a rich historical backdrop that exudes a certain treacherous charm all its own.  So even though 91 Days has seen comparatively little hype to this season’s heavyweights, it easily made my personal shortlist of most anticipated anime this season. Honestly, given the rarity of anime set during Prohibition, I probably would have been satisfied with the usual rollicking tale of mafia mayhem and vigilante vengeance, but fortunately, judging from the first episode, 91 Days appears to be gearing up for something a bit darker and more grounded than that. And I couldn’t possibly be happier about it. Continue reading “Summer 2016 Preview: 91 Days”