[Review] Keijo!!!!!!!! – episode 1

Keijo is a sport where girls in bikinis stand on platforms floating in swimming pools and have to knock each other to the ground or into the water, using only their backsides or breasts. Fanservice is baked into the premise and is constant from the very start, but surprise! I don’t …

[Review] Yuri!!! on ICE – episode 1

Yuri is a young figure skater considering retirement after he plummeted from world championship level to failing to qualify at nationals over the course of a single season. He goes home for the first time in five years in poor physical and emotional condition, reconnecting with his family and trying to …

[Review] Nanbaka – episode 1

Four quirky criminals have managed to break out of prisons around the world, but now they’re locked in a cell together in a prison that prides itself on a perfect record of no escapes. This doesn’t faze the foursome, who enjoy their life of air-conditioning, good food and internet access. Still, they are professional …

[Review] Trickster – episode 1

Akechi Kogorou is a detective working with the police to investigate a suspicious incident with a security robot. Kensuke Hanazaki is a teenager in the Boy Detectives’ Club. Working on a case one day with the assistance of frill-loving shut-in Noro, he comes across Yoshio Kobayashi, a boy with a …

[Review] Tiger Mask W – episode 1

Three years after watching their master defeated by his opponent playing dirty, Takuma and Naoto are looking for the wrestler who beat him, Yellow Devil, so they can to take revenge. They work independently, Takuma seeking to enter the Yellow Devil’s sponsoring organisation while Naoto continues training in private, but their …

[Review] Bloodivores – episode 1

Bloodivores are vampires, which in this world came about because of pharmaceutical side effects. Some bloodivore kids who grew up at an orphanage together commit a bank robbery for some reason, and when it turns out 15 people were killed at the robbery they are arrested and tried for murder. One of …

[Review] Time Bokan 24 – episode 1

Tokio is a teenage boy who is terrible at keeping time. Running late to school one day, he is in the wrong place at the wrong time when a giant mechanical beetle spaceship appears out of nowhere. Its pilot, a girl named Calen, drags him inside the beetle to safety before …

[Review] DREAM FESTIVAL! – episode 1

Kanade Amamiya is an athletic high schooler at a loose end since he quit soccer for completely avoidable and ridiculous reasons. Scouted by an idol agency, he initially has no interest until interacting with boyband members in training (with conveniently contrasting hair colours and aesthetics) brings out his competitive side. …