Hagure Yuusha no Estetica First Impressions


I am sure everyone knows the fantasy setting of someone being summoned to a weird and wonderful land where they must become a hero in order to defend its people. This setting has been used in film, fantasy and even anime on numerous occasions to great effect, with some wonderful stories and interesting settings. But all these stories, no matter what magical land they are set in all end in a very similar way, with the hero defeating the great evil and essentially living happily ever after. The closure to such stories, while adequate often leaves a lot of unanswered questions, with questions surrounding the fate of the hero and what happens after he has defeated the great evil. In a sense such tales only give us half the story and due to the structure of the narrative leave out the rest. Hagure Yuusha no Estetica takes a slightly different approach to this classic fantasy genre, and instead of starting when the hero is summoned, instead starts after he has been through his adventure and killed the demon king. Read more of this post

The Less than Definitive Illogical Summer 2012 Season Preview


The summer season has traditionally been one that many pass over, with numerous people dismissing it as full of terrible series, Interestingly enough it has also been the season that I tend to enjoy the most. While it may not have those big series that get a lot of attention and hype, it has always been a season where I find I can sit back and relax while watching numerous entertaining and enjoyable anime series. This summer season has numerous Light Novel, Visual Novel and PC game adaptations, all of which get mixed reactions ranging from massive overhype to those who dismiss them as fluff and pointless. Now, over the last few years I have grown to quite enjoy Light Novel and Visual Novel adaptations, finding them interesting to watch. Read more of this post