The Deathly Calm of Depression: 3-gatsu no Lion Episode 1

It’s rare for any series that you immediately begin to feel empathy for a character even before the opening credits, even before a proper introduction, but that’s exactly what happened to me with Rei Kiriyama, the central character of  3-gatsu no Lion. As the credits begin, he falls into some great watery expanse. Did heContinue reading “The Deathly Calm of Depression: 3-gatsu no Lion Episode 1”

Dororo: when you gain, you lose

When I started hearing comments that the new Dororo anime was giving people serious ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ vibes, that was enough right there to put it near the very top of my watch-list. Disregarding the show’s supernatural bent, I do see the superficial similarities, what with a wandering swordsman being the main character (not Dororo, byContinue reading “Dororo: when you gain, you lose”

Mob vs. Saitama: How ONE’s protagonists are inversions of each other

With the critically acclaimed second season of Mob Psycho 100 currently airing, and the highly anticipated second season of One Punch Man on the way soon, I decided to give myself a refresher and re-watch the first seasons of both, but to try to do so in an unconventional way: by alternating between individual episodesContinue reading “Mob vs. Saitama: How ONE’s protagonists are inversions of each other”

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