Sixty Anime You Might Not Have Seen, But Probably Should: Part I

Once you’ve watched a certain amount of anime (aka, more than is probably good for you), there comes a point when top ten lists don’t really do the job of encapsulating your favourites anymore. When such a time comes, the only thing you can do to showcase your favourites is make a highly ambitious and incredibly lengthy post about not just ten, but fifty-plus anime that you feel you absolutely must recommend to everyone. Such was the origin of this post, and so it was that after much thought, a hefty list of no fewer than sixty series were collected together. Some of them could never make it onto an overall top ten list, but they are nonetheless so good at what they do that they still require a mention in some capacity.

On a side note, don’t expect the likes of Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop and Evangelion to appear on here. Whilst the first two at least are certainly solid enough, they appear on recommendation lists throughout the land, and it’s time they stood aside to let worthier series get some of the spotlight. Continue reading “Sixty Anime You Might Not Have Seen, But Probably Should: Part I”

Madhouse: God’s own studio or merely human?

Wherever anime studios are spoken of, fans can be found singing the praises of Madhouse, claiming how this one studio can turn everything they touch into gold. Naturally, when I hear such things, I have to question them, and so it was that they had to be the subject of one of my pointless studio reviews. The mission- to test the hypothesis that Madhouse are skilled enough to make anything worthy. Continue reading “Madhouse: God’s own studio or merely human?”

Boogiepop Dual

Like bubbles rising to the surface, the entity known as Boogiepop emerges as the world’s protector whenever danger arises- and now, as a new crime wave sweeps his school, student Akizuki Takaya finds himself playing host to Boogiepop’s latest incarnation. Together with his teacher and previous Boogiepop host Igarashi, Akizuki must put his own personal safety to one side as he attempts to restore the normal ‘beat’ of the world.

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Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh

Following a spate of disappearances amongst Shinyo Academy’s female students, the authorities conclude that the girls in question have run away due to the stress of exams and college applications. As some of the students discover, however, the disappearances are merely part of something deeper, darker and far more dangerous. At times like these, it is said that the mysteriously clad ‘angel of death’ known as Boogiepop will appear- but just who and what is Boogiepop, and how is he connected to recent events?

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