Idol Jihen Review


Idol Incidents (Japanese: アイドル事変, Hepburn: Aidoru Jihen) is a Japanese media mix project by Mages. The plot revolves around an election battle between idols who represent Japan's 47 prefectures.
The character designs are handled by various artists such as CUTEG, Tiv, Mottsun*, Akemi Mikoto, Yōsai Kūchū, Mamu Mitsumoto, and Yukihiro Matsuo.
The project was initially announced as a game that planned to be released in Fall 2014, but was postponed until August of the same year.
In Summer 2015, the same project was "rebooted" with changes to the work including the stories and characters.
In 2016, an anime adaptation was announced and aired on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji in January 2017 and finished in March 2017.

Kemono Friends Review


Kemono Friends (Japanese: けものフレンズ, Hepburn: Kemono Furenzu) is a Japanese media franchise created by manga artist Mine Yoshizaki. The project first produced a mobile game developed by Nexon, which ran between March 2015 and December 2016.
A manga by Furai was serialized in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace between May 2015 and March 2017.
A second game in the series was released by Bushiroad on January 26, 2018. An anime television series produced by Yaoyorozu aired between January and March 2017; the anime was co-financed and licensed by Crunchyroll.
A second season by Tomason aired between January to April 2019.

Hinomaruzumou Review


Hinomaru Sumo (Japanese: 火ノ丸相撲, Hepburn: Hinomaru Zumō) is Japanese sumo manga series written and illustrated by Kawada. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from May 2014 to July 2019, with its chapters collected into 28 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha.
A 24-episode anime television series adaptation by Gonzo aired from October 2018 to March 2019.
On his first day of high school, sumo practitioner Hinomaru Ushio joins Odachi High's sumo club. Despite his short stature (professional sumo has a height requirement of 167 centimeters (5.5 feet)), Hinomaru aims to become the best in high school to force the professional sumo association to let him compete, and then reach the sport's highest rank of yokozuna. However, the club's captain and only other member, third year student Shinya Ozeki, informs him that delinquents have taken over their dojo.
Hinomaru challenges their leader and "strongest" student at the school, Yuma Gojo, to a fight to take back the dojo, and beats him with one hit. Humbled, Yuma also joins the sumo club after being dragged to a practice match by Hinomaru and seeing how strong the wrestlers are. They compete in a local three-man team tournament, but are knocked out by Ishigami High School.
In order to avoid having the club shut down, they recruit two more members during the two-day cultural festival; the national wrestling champion Chihiro Kunisaki, and the small, unathletic Kei Mitsuhashi.

Goblin Slayer Review


Goblin Slayer (Japanese: ゴブリンスレイヤー, Hepburn: Goburin Sureiyā) is a Japanese dark fantasy light novel series written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatsuki.
A manga adaptation by Kōsuke Kurose is serialized in the Monthly Big Gangan magazine, and a second adaptation by Masahiro Ikeno runs in the same magazine.
A prequel manga by Kento Eida runs in Young Gangan. Both the novels and the manga adaptations have been licensed by North American publisher Yen Press.
Three audio drama CDs have been released, bundled with the fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth light novels.
An anime television series adaptation by White Fox aired from October 7 to December 30, 2018. An anime film, titled Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown, premiered on February 1, 2020.

Radiant Review


Radiant is a 2018 Japanese anime series based on French author Tony Valente's comic book series of the same name, which is published in Japan by Asukashinsha.
It follows the main protagonist, Seth, as he looks for the legendary Radiant in order to defeat creatures called Nemesis. The series is directed by Seiji Kishi and Daisei Fukuoka, and written by Makoto Uezu, with animation by studio Lerche.
Character designs for the series are produced by Nozomi Kawano, and Masato Koda is composing the series' music. The opening theme song is "Utopia" by 04 Limited Sazabys. The ending theme song is "Radiant" by Polkadot Stingray.
The 21-episode anime series aired on NHK Educational TV from October 6, 2018 to February 23, 2019. It is based on volumes 1 through 4 of the comic. The series is simulcast by Crunchyroll, with Funimation producing an English dub as it airs.
In the season finale, a 21-episode second season has been announced. It premiered on October 2, 2019. The second season's opening theme song is "Naraku" by Halo at Yojohan, while the ending theme song is "Chitto mo Shiranakatta" by Emi Nakamura.

Saint Seiya Saintia Shou Review


Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō (Japanese: 聖闘士星矢・セインティア翔, Hepburn: Seinto Seiya - Seintia Shō), or simply Saintia Shō (Japanese: セインティア翔, Hepburn: Seintia Shō), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Chimaki Kuori, a spin-off of the classic Saint Seiya manga created, written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada. Saintia Shō started its serialization in Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine in August 2013.
A 10-episode original net animation produced by Toei Animation and animated by Gonzo was broadcast from December 2018 to February 2019.
In North America, manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga for an English-language release in 2017.

Pokemon Review


Pokémon, also known as Pocket Monsters in Japan, is a Japanese media franchise managed by The Pokémon Company, a company founded by Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures.
The franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995, and is centered on fictional creatures called "Pokémon", which humans, known as Pokémon Trainers, catch and train to battle each other for sport. Works within the franchise are set in the Pokémon universe. The English slogan for the franchise is "Gotta Catch 'Em All".
The franchise began as Pocket Monsters Red and Green (later released outside of Japan as Pokémon Red and Blue), a pair of video games for the original Game Boy handheld system that were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo in February 1996. It soon became a media mix franchise adapted into various different media.
Pokémon has since become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time, with $90 billion in total franchise revenue. The original video game series is the second-best-selling video game franchise (behind Nintendo's Mario franchise) with more than 368 million copies sold and one billion mobile downloads, and it spawned a hit anime television series that has become the most successful video game adaptation with over 20 seasons and 1,000 episodes in 169 countries.
In addition, the Pokémon franchise includes the world's top-selling toy brand, the top-selling trading card game[18] with over 30.4 billion cards sold, an anime film series, a live-action film, books, manga comics, music, merchandise, and a theme park. The franchise is also represented in other Nintendo media, such as the Super Smash Bros. series, where various Pokemon characters are playable.