Kabukimonogatari – Mayoi Jiangshi, Part Four

It’s the final part of Kabukimonogatari! After discovering why the world has fallen to ruin and become infested with zombies, Koyomi Araragi and Shinobu Oshino light off some fireworks in the park. They then come face to face to the zombie hordes once again…!

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Little Busters! & Little Busters!: Refrain Review (Spoiler Free)

So a while back I decided to take a look at Little Busters!. It was something that I’ve come across time and time again when looking around for anime to watch and finally it seemed like a good time to check it out.

And after slowly watching through both seasons of the anime, I can finally write about it!

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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Spoiler Free Review)

Wasn’t entirely sure what to watch from this studio (A.C.G.T.), so I decided to just go for their highest rated entry – Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World.

I had no idea what to expect, what this anime is about, nothing. Just one glance at the poster on MAL and that was it. It seemed like it was going to be something sort of intense maybe. In the end, Kino no Tabi ended up being unlike any other anime I’ve seen.

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Sakurada Reset Review (Spoiler Free)

Next on the list is A-Sketch.

Once again we’ve reached a studio / producer (producer this time) that had several good looking options to choose from. Noragami, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Sakurada Reset, and the recently aired Kakushigoto.

Well, I’d already seen the first two on that list (Yamada-kun twice). So it ended up being between Sakurada Reset and Kakushigoto. I ended up deciding on Sakurada Reset because of the mystery tag.

So, how was it?

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Urawa no Usagi-chan Review (Spoiler-Free)

The review this time around is Urawa no Usagi-chan, by studio A-Real.

A series of short 3-minute episodes, this anime was created to try and advertise the city / ward of Urawa, in Saitama, Japan.

Now if you look at it on a map, Urawa is just swallowed up inside what I’d call the Greater Tokyo Area, although I don’t know the exact borders of such a thing. It’s just not distinctly separate from the rest of the sprawling metropolis that begins in Tokyo and moves outwards in all directions.

But I guess someone in the Urawa city governance decided to try something bold to entice people to visit, and so this anime was created.

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Kabukimonogatari – Mayoi Jiangshi, Part One

All right, let’s continue on with the next arc: Mayoi Jiangshi.

I wasn’t sure what Jiangshi meant, or where it came from, so I looked it up, using the katakana we get in the episode. Not that I don’t trust the translation, but may as well search the source. And I was curious why it’s titled “Mayoi Kyonshi” (まよいキョンシー) but the translation is Mayoi Jiangshi.

Long story short, キョンシー is the Japanese word for the Chinese word, jiangshi, which is a “Chinese hopping vampire; reanimated corpse in Chinese legends and folklore”. Needless to say, this arc may or may not have something to do with Mayoi, her death, and hopping. Although probably not the same kind of hopping as in the original legends…

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Taking a look at the top 9 isekai anime.

This is an idea I’d been thinking about writing for a while now, and with some bigger names from the genre getting new entries, I think it’s a good time to go over what I believe to be the top 9 isekai anime. Why 9? No reason.

Something that I’ve seen fellow blogger Dewbond bring up a few times now is the idea of a “big four” of isekai, and I have to admit that I’ve thought about that same topic before too, because for the most part isekai happens to overlap perfectly with my favourite genre: fantasy. Which in turn makes isekai a genre that I tend to really enjoy.

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