Anime Hajime Impressions: Corpse Party – Blood Covered

The Setup Happy Halloween everyone. Corpse Party – Tortured Souls is a series I have seen multiple times. I even reviewed the four episode OVA during 2018’s Pre-Blog Month (March 2018). For the longest time, something kept drawing me back to this story. Each time I made a return, I always came away with three opinions:…

Anime Ichiban: The Top Ten Yamishibai Stories

Introduction What is Yamishibai? Yamishibai is a horror anime that began airing back in 2013. Each story (episode) is based on Japanese folklore and urban legends. At five minutes a pop, these tales tell of frightening phenomenon caused by ghosts, monsters, and other, often evil, supernatural entities. Along with horror, Yamishibai has a distinct visual style. This series’ art…

Anime Hajime Review: Yamishibai Season 6

Original Run: July 7, 2018 – September 29, 2018 Number of Episodes: 13 Genre: Horror, Supernatural ***Warning, the following may contain spoilers for Yamishibai 6. Reader discretion is advised.*** Series Synopsis It’s time to begin our sixth journey into the dark and the macabre, the strange and the creepy. Listen to the stories of the things that go…

Anime Hajime Impressions: Junji Ito Collection – Tomie

The Setup 2018’s Junji Ito Collection (JIC) was garbage. I can never get back the time I spent watching it, and I highly encourage you to not waste yours. But before I go any further, I want to reiterate something I said in my review of JIC. I did not care for the anime adaptation of Mr. Junji Ito’s works. I…

Anime Eiga Review: Perfect Blue

Original Release Date: February 28, 2018 Directed By: Satoshi Kon Genre: Horror Based on the Novel Perfect Blue – Complete Metamorphasis By: Yoshikazu Takeuchi ***Warning, the following may contain spoilers for Perfect Blue. Reader discretion is advised.*** Film Synopsis Mima Kirigoe (voiced by Junko Iwao) is a popular pop idol. Although not a runaway success, plenty of people look forward to…

Countdown to Halloween

Let’s celebrate the dark and the scary Embracing the shadows of worry and wary Chilled to the bone from the fear and the fright And the terror that goes bump in the night Horror for every young child, woman, and man Five weeks of Halloween, straight from Japan Every Wednesday in October at 15:00 PST…