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First Impressions: Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara

In a parallel, magical world where food causes sexual responses within the general population, the students of Totsuki Academy are competing for the top spot of their prestigious culinary school. It’s only three weeks into the Summer season and already Shokugeki no Souma has swept me up in the familiar hype. Forgoing all exposition entirely, the second […]

First Impressions: Kiznaiver

Kiznaiver, a new show from Studio Trigger, the studio behind Kill La Kill, looks for a hint to lead its battle-ridden world towards peace. Based on a manga of the same name, it follows the story of Katsuhira Agata, a high schooler who feels no pain. One day he is approached by one of his […]

First Impressions: Ace Attorney

Ryūichi Naruhodō, or as some of us better know him as, Phoenix Wright, has finally received his own anime. If, like me, you’ve been following along with the games, the manga, the musicals and the movie, then, clearly, you were eagerly awaiting the next exciting instalment to the Ace Attorney Saga; but has A-1 Pictures […]

First Impressions: Bungou Stray Dogs

Nakajima Atsushi is currently going through a rough patch in his life. He’s been kicked out of the orphanage he once called home and has been forced onto the street where he is quickly reaching his breaking point. Under threat of starvation, he resolves to mug the next person he comes across. Unfortunately for Atsushi, […]

First Impressions: Ajin

If I was to question a handful of people on the pros and cons of immortality, I’m willing to bet that the general response would be a positive one. And why not? Logically, the more time you’re alive the more time you have to enjoy the things life has to offer, right? Well, Ajin is […]

First Impressions: Boku Dake ga Inai Machi

Sometimes the best laid plans go awry. For Satoru Fujinuma, unsuccessful manga creator and current pizza delivery man, it’s a life of what ifs and struggling with his own emotional expression. For myself, it was intending to do a quick first impression and quickly losing the better half of a day to an anime embroiled […]