Vatican Miracle Examiner 04: Firestarter

As explained in previous posts, Vatican Miracle Examiner was my first pick of the season (this is sounding like fantasy football). The premise sounded great, we had two characters working for the Vatican, and each week would be a different case. In the first episode we were introduced to this dull setting with flat characters,…

Saiyuki Reload Blast 04: One of Us

We are officially one third of the way through Saiyuki Reload Blast and instead of taking steps forward with the plot, we have taken many steps back. It appears that we are going to spend a few episodes with the Saiyuki Gaiden arc.  I’m not too upset about it though, as it gives some backstory…

Love and Lies 04: Weird Science (Dumb Science)

Our weird couple gets even weirder in this episode of Love and Lies. This was not a strong episode, by the way. First off, I’m not a parent, but I do find it odd bringing up sex in front of your high school kids. It’s awkward and uncomfortable, definitely not a dinner topic. I grew…

Welcome to the Ballroom 03: Careless Whisper

I’m beginning to sympathize with Tatara regarding his dancing lessons. He has learned so much during these past few episodes and continues to make improvements. Sengoku, on the other hand, sees no improvement and then Tatara gets compared to various animals, like a fawn, dog and monkey. So far, I’m not a fan of Sengoku….

Vatican Miracle Examiner 03: Devil Inside

The best way to start an episode is to have a breaking and entering scene. In the words of Hiraga, “This is the path he has chosen for us.” If there was one word to describe this series, it would be bonkers. I was hoping that we would come to a wrapping point to this…

Love and Lies 03: Secret Rendez-Vouz

The momentum keeps up with this episode of ‘Love and Lies.” Another character enters the battle of love. Pretty soon me might have to call this a harem. Nisaka’s backstory gets fleshed out a bit and we finally learn more about his motives. He’s seen as a playboy, often flirting with students who are getting…

Classroom of the Elite 02: Smells Like Teen Spirit

“Classroom of the Elite” is bringing back some memories of high school. I seem to bond most with Ayanokoji as I didn’t have a lot of friends in my grade level. All of my friends were older or younger than I was. I was never bullied because I blended with the crowd. I remember during…

Saiyuki Reload Blast 03: Evil Eyes

I was not aware of how much content we had for the Saiyuki Reload Blast manga. I am aware that Minekura has health conditions which led to delays in publication but I was thinking that we would be at least 5-6 manga volumes in. I was shocked when I found that we are only 3…

Vatican Miracle Examiner 02: Hell is for Children

I feel like Vatican Miracle Examiner is not getting the love it deserves. The series certainly delivers on its promises. For example, this week a lot of characters died and I don’t see a hot springs episode in sight. Score! But in all serious, can we all come to a consensus and agree that ouija…

Welcome to the Ballroom 02: Dancing With Myself

Side-note: The delay for this episode was brutal. Now, dancing can be difficult. To this day, I still cannot dance. When I go to weddings, I don’t dance. When I go to clubs (those rare occasions), I don’t dance. When I do dance, it’s at home when I am by myself and the curtains are…

Classroom of the Elite 01: Loser

Equality and inequality, the terms always bring up some hot topic debates. The beginning moments of ‘Classroom of the Elite’ touches on mankind continuing to fight for equality. It brings up a point that our inequality is often difficult to accept. Are we truly equal? And though we all start out as equal, when do…

Vatican Miracle Examiner 01: Losing My Religion

There is something appealing about a Catholic themed mystery anime. Especially where the lead characters are from the Vatican and they are tasked with finding out the authenticity of recently reported miraculous occurrences. It’s also very appealing whenever you hear it referenced as the Catholic Scooby-Doo. Vatican Miracle Examiner was the first series (of this…