Ah the monkey’s paw. That damnable object that gives you want you want, but always at some price. I’ve been lucky in my anime career to not cross paths with it often, but when I do it always ends up going the way you expect. Case in point with the anime we are talking about today. After the cut let’s take a dive into How Not to Summon a Demon Lord ΩRead More »
If there is one anime that can be credited with getting my to start blogging, or frankly to start watching anime seriously again. It would be ReZero. I’ve told this story before, but for those new to Shallow Dives, let me explain once more. Around 2016 I was pretty much ‘done’ with anime. I had watched it all throughout my childhood, but at that point I had fallen off pretty hard. Most of my favorite series were wrapped or close to wrapping, and I had long come down from my Gundam kick. There was no bad blood, but I felt I had gotten ‘my fill’ from the anime world. It wasn’t until a friend suggested that I check out this show, that the dominos starting falling once more. The rest, if you’ve been following this blog for close to three years now, is history.
And so last month, I actually sat down and re-watched the entire first season front to back, the first time I’ve done it since the original airing. Did it hold up? Was it as a good as I thought, or had time worn off some of the shine? Well after the cut let’s re-dive into one of the most beloved Isekai series of the last decade: ReZero: Starting Life in Another WorldRead More »
The Summer of Love III, our three month look at the series Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya will begin at the start of June. However before we get started I wanted to throw up a post, like I did with High School DxD and Date A Live to answer some questions and lay out how everything is going to go. Please note somethings are subject to change depending on life goes, but I’m pretty sure I can manage it. Let’s get into it after the cut!Read More »
For the last two years, I have undergone a summer project. I dive into a series, going into every aspect of its seasons, main characters and give my thoughts on the journey from start to finish. The first time I revisited one of my favorite series of all time: High School DxD, and next year I took a look at the remarkably solid Date A Live.
For the third year, I am once again looking into another series, one that I’ve been planning to do since probably the first year. With that I am proud to reveal The Summer of Love III, which will be about a series that all Fate fans know, love, or at least tolerate.
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma IllyaRead More »
I’ve pretty much picked this entire series clean. I’ve said all I can think of saying. I’ve reviewed each film multiple times, discussed the central relationship and given my thoughts. Now we finally put this to bed with a final look at, not the three films, but at the entire story as a singular product. So, one last time, join me after the cut as I take a dive into Fate Stay Night: Heaven’s FeelRead More »
I’ve talked about this series before, and I’ll probably do it again. There are probably only a handful of anime that you watch in your life that become regular re-watches, that are in your view, absolutely rock solid in what they are. We all have them, or will get them in time. The show we are discussing today is one of mine. After the cut let’s take a re-dive into Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade WorksRead More »
I feel that Winter 2021 has been too good to us in many ways. Such a wide variety of good series, from mega-favorites returning, to new classics possibly being forged, and shows that had lots of tiddy. It was a solid season, one of the best we’ve had in a long time, and it also had this show. After the cut let’s take a dive into the first cour of the second season of That TIme I got Reincarnated as a Slime!Read More »
The most controversial anime of winter 2021 didn’t end up being the case, mostly because people care more about bad looking CGI titans, or a character who is clearly at the start of a long journey of redemption. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t discuss this series, so after the cut let’s take a dive into Redo of Healer.Read More »
There are easy reviews, and then there are hard reviews. This is one of the hard ones. I don’t expect everyone to agree with what I’m about to say here, but I need to say it regardless. This is probably the hardest thing I’ve had to write, or at least collect my thoughts on, since I put Shinmai Maou no Testament to bed. After the cut let’s take a dive into Wonder Egg Priority.Read More »
It isn’t as good as the first season.
Okay! Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get into the second half ReZero: Starting Life in Another World! after the cut!Read More »