[Review] Sagrada Reset – episode 1

Okay. Let me see if I’ve got this right, because I was really bored and didn’t care enough about any of this to concentrate as much as this show thinks it deserves. In the town of Sakurada almost everyone has some kind of power, but if they ever leave Sakurada (why is the show title romanised as ‘Sagrada’ when the katakana is right there??) they will forget all about it. Kei Asai is just a regular high school boy who has an exceptionally good memory – so good he can remember the old timeline after Misora Haruki, also at his school, resets it. Her power comes with rules: she can only reset time to a point when she actively saved it, within the previous 72 hours; once time is reset, she cannot save again for another 24 hours; and once time is reset she herself will find her memory erased along with everyone else. Everyone but Kei, that is, as they learn when classmate Sumire Soma brings the two together and suggests they combine their abilities to use Misora’s reset ability more strategically to right wrongs in the world. But Misora has her own self-imposed rules, and first Kei must earn her trust. I promise you, the end result is much less interesting than I’m making it sound here.

[Review] Drifters – episode 1

Toyohisa of the Shimazu clan is on the verge of death after fighting bravely in the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, which signalled the start of the Tokugawa shogunate in Japan. Suddenly he finds himself in a white corridor, facing a man in strange clothes sitting at a desk in a white corridor. A moment later he is in a new land, rescued from death by people who claim to be famous Japanese warriors of the past.

[Review] Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru – episode 1

Okay. Here goes. In the year 2205 a group of, like, 15 attractive guys who were actually swords belonging to famous historical swordsmen in real world Japan live together in a traditional Japanese house, from which they travel through time to prevent the History Retrograde Army from changing history. If you were won over by “15 attractive guys” this could be for you. If that didn’t make its own case, this is probably one to miss.