On my Radar for Winter 2023: The Three Episode Check-In

Winter 2023’s anime season has been a muted affair, one not made any better by several of the shows being delayed indefinitely. Still the show must go on and there are still time get in our thoughts on what I’ve watched, which has changed a bit. Let’s see what the three-episode check-in gives us right after the cut!

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Re-Dive: Bible Black: The Gateway Drug

I’ve always enjoyed my hentai reviews. Despite sometimes not having much to talk about, I find that this is a genre that doesn’t get the fair shake it deserves. Now don’t get me wrong, there is more slop and trash here than you can shake a stick at. And there are some stuff that makes you raise more than one eyebrow. Still there are some gems among them all that are worth discussing. Today’s entry is one I talked about before, but I one that I wanted to revisit and give another look to. So after the cut let’s re-dive into the Hentai series: Bible Black.


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Fire Emblem Awakening: The Hail Mary

It can be hard to believe that Fire Emblem was once a niche series. It’s a household name these days, a pillar of the Nintendo first party stable, a game that has a dedicated fanbase and one that always moves millions of copies whenever a new series comes out. You would have thought that was always the way things were, but no. In fact before 2012, Fire Emblem was a series on its literal last legs, in danger of cancellation if the last game didn’t sell. That game however did sell, and not only saved the entire franchise, but became one of the greatest tactical RPGs of all time. After the cut, let’s take a dive into Fire Emblem Awakening.

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim: Beyond the Time

Visual Novels are something I’ve been enjoying more and more over time. I’ve got a few of them on my list, but I was lucky enough to be given this game as a gift from a friend. He didn’t care for it but figured I would. Turns out he was right and this one was a god damn ride from start to finish. Was it a good one though? Well after the cut, let’s dive into 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim and find out.

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Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War First Cour: The Bronze Medal Shines

The era of the Shonen “Big 3” was a golden age for the genre and the anime world in general. Three massively popular series that were running side by side for well over a decade. They were the shows that influenced an entire generation of anime fans. Anyone who grew up in the fan-sub era knows those three shows, and their legacy is marrow deep. 

Yet out of those three, there was a clear hierarchy when it came to their strengths and weaknesses. For Bleach, it was always and forever the bronze medal, the distance third to the titanic One Piece and the beloved Naruto. Yet it was also the one most damaged by the era it was made and whose cancellation left a bad taste in many fans’ mouths. However a second chance has come with a new anime adaptation of the final arc. Will it serve as a rebirth for this beloved series, or would things have better been left in the past? After the cut let’s take a dive into the first cour of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War and find out.

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