Anime Review Roundup
That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime - Season One Part One. I’m tempted to call this the isekai show to watch it you don’t like isekai shows, but I sometimes get the impression that I’m the only one who dislikes this particular genre of anime. After all, the idea of a character being lost in a fantasy world isn’t a new one, and there are few years that go without some anime series doing an Alice in Wonderland pastiche. But with the advent of light novels, the genre has become a lot more prolific, and too much of a good thing can get tedious. I rolled my eyes at yet another take on Overlord, but it turns out that being reincarnated as a slime is a lot more appealing. Strong writing, entertaining characters, and an engaging world view make this a show worth watching.
Adventure Time Season 1, although this is a post apocalyptic fantasy world, rather than one to get lost in. Cartoon Network’s long running show tells the tale of the shape-shifting dog Jake and his best friend Finn as they have adventures in and around the Candy Kingdom. It’s a show with a kid’s cartoon aesthetic, both in terms of visuals and the storytelling style, but in its humour and occasionally dark turns it’s very much aimed at a more mature audience. Click on the review to read more.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
Manga Entertainment released The Devil is a Part-Timer on DVD and Blu-ray back in 2014, and even though they authored it locally, it’s a strong effort. I enjoyed the show when I reviewed it, although I did feel it was weaker towards the ending, but this second time around I’m finding the experience a lot more consistent. You can still find a copy to buy online today.
Manga Entertainment released That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime Season One Part One and Adventure Time Season 1 on Blu-ray and on DVD, both on October 21st.