Anime Hajime Review: Boogiepop wa Warawanai

Original Run: January 4, 2019 – March 29, 2019 Number of Episodes: 18 Genre: Horror, Mystery Based on the Series Created By: Kouhei Kadono and Kouji Ogata ***Warning, the following may contain spoilers for Boogiepop wa Warawanai. Reader discretion is advised.*** Series Synopsis Amongst the female student body at Shinyo Academy, there is a rumor going around. Supposedly, there…

Anime Hajime Review: The Promised Neverland

Original Run: January 10, 2019 – March 29, 2019 Number of Episodes: 12 Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller Based on the Series Created By: Posuka Demizu and Kaiu Shirai ***Warning, the following may contain spoilers for The Promised Neverland. Reader discretion is advised.*** Series Synopsis Emma, Norman, and Rey (voiced respectively by Sumire Morohoshi, Maaya Uchida, and Mariya Ise) are…

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: Happy Sugar Life

Original Run: July 14, 2018 – September 29, 2018 Number of Episodes: 12 Genre: Horror Based on the Series Created By: Tomiyaki Kagisora ***Warning, the following may contain spoilers for Happy Sugar Life. Reader discretion is advised.*** Series Synopsis In her life, Sato Matsuzaka (voiced by Kana Hanazawa) had no concept of love. In fact, emotions, in general, were alien…

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…