All posts tagged: summer 2015 anime

First Thoughts: ‘Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace’ – The Game Starts Now!

It has been 50 years since the passing of Japanese literary icon Edogawa Ranpo. To commemorate the time since his passing an anime series has been commissioned based upon his work. That anime series is Ranpo Kitan: The Game of Laplace and it is every bit as genius, forward thinking and utterly captivating as Ranpo’s original work. The game starts now! For these first thoughts I decided it was more appropriate to wait for both the first and second episode to air before I expressed my opinion on this series as the first two episodes cover one shared mystery; The Human Chair. Right from the get go we are introduced to the droll gray scale world of Kobayashi, a young boy who easily passes as a beautiful young girl in the eyes of many. While Kobayashi views the world in shades of gray, with the people around him appearing ingeniously as silhouettes until they pique his interest, he is stricken with a strong urge to fulfill an inexplicable emptiness inside of him. The world around …

Summer 2015 Anime Season Watch Guide

It’s been a year since I did my first anime season watch guide and I have been gradually tweaking the formula through each of the last 4 installments but I think it is time for a more simplified approach. If you have been reading my previous entries you may have mixed feelings about this approach but I feel it ultimately will give every show covered a fair go in comparison to assumptions and hearsay. This time around I’ll simply be listing the shows that have caught my eye and giving some thoughts on each listed. So without further adieu, here is SnapThirty’s handy Summer 2015 anime season watch guide. Gangsta (Manglobe, July 2nd) Without a doubt the most obvious standout in what is seemingly a rather lightweight season of anime. The Gangsta series is based upon a cult-classic seinen manga series and has received critical acclaim including a series of rave reviews from our site’s own Frank Inglese. The series follows Nic and Worick a pair of ‘Handymen’ who handle the jobs no one else will. In …