Episode Review: Tokyo Ghoul: re Episode Two – Do Your Chores, Or I’m Going To Eat You

By giving us more insight into the new key players while also bringing back some all too familiar faces, Tokyo Ghoul: re‘s second episode balances intrigue and fanservice to keep us viewers on the edge of our seats. When will Haise learn what’s really going on, and how big will the fallout be when he does?

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Spring 2018 First Impressions: Kakuriyo ~Bed & Breakfast for Spirits~ – Why Get Married When You Could Run A Diner?

Female college student Aoi has been able to see ayakashi for as long as she can remember. One day Aoi hands over her lunch box to a hungry oni, but in return he kidnaps her and spirits her away to the hidden realm. The oni has taken her to Tenjin-ya, the inn he runs, and is determined to make her his bride as copensation for her grandfather’s debt to him. Aoi refuses and gives him a counter offer: rather than marrying him, she will work off the debt at his inn instead.

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Winter 2017 First Impressions: Marginal #4 – Episode 01 Review

Marginal #4 are a hot new idol group who are going to go far!  The unit is made up by L and R Nomura, Atom Kirihara and Rui Aiba, four seventeen year old boys newly plunged into stardom.  Despite their success it’s still early days and the boys will have to learn to manage their new star-studded lifestyle along with their everyday high school life.

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Winter 2017 First Impressions: Scum’s Wish – Episode 01 Review

“There’s nothing more revolting than the affection of someone you’re completely disinterested in, is there?”

Hanabi Yasuraoka and Mugi are a great couple – or at least, that’s what they would have you think.  In reality, the two have no feelings for each other: their ideal lovers are unattainable, but using each other as substitutes to act out their forbidden love helps to dull the pain.  Hanabi is in love with Narumi Kanai, a close family friend who is now her homeroom teacher, while Mugi is in love with the music teacher, Akane Minagawa, who was once his personal tutor.  Can their make-believe world ever be enough?

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Winter 2017 First Impressions: Kemono Friends – Episode 01 Review

One day, in the Savanna area of Japari Park, a strange new animal is found.  Serval finds this mysterious girl while hunting and, since the two cannot figure out what type of animal (Bag-chan) could be, agrees to guide her to the Library at the other end of Japari park.  Along the way, the two become friends and meet new friends and foes alike.

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Winter 2017 First Impressions: Hand Shakers – Episode 01 Review

Tazuna has a gift for fixing anything mechanical.  He is usually asked for favours fixing things by his classmates, but one day he receives a request from one of the professors at the local university to come down and help him out.  When he gets there, Tazuna finds a mysterious lab with a comatose girl inside who reminds him of his dead sister.  When he takes her hand the girl reveals that her name is Koyori and the two of them are pulled into a strange new world.  The two of them are Hand Shakers – partners who have received the Revelation of Babylon and must now hold hands at all times.  Before any more can be explained, the two are attacked by a similar pair with intimidating magical powers.

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Winter 2017 First Impressions: ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. – Episode 01 Review

The ACCA organisation spans across all thirteen districts of the Dowa Kingdom.  Jean Otus, the vice chairman of ACCA’s Inspection Department, has the responsibility of travelling across the republic to make sure that everything is running smoothly and stamp out corruption.  However, not everybody within the organisation is so happy about the continued existence of the Inspection Department.  Will the coming intrigue and turmoil be enough make Jean’s job less tedious?

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Winter 2017 First Impressions: Onihei – Episode 01 Review

Heizo Hasegawa, the chief of Arson Theft Control for the Edo Police, is charged with keeping the city safe from thieves.  When he catches a thief named Kumehachi one moonlit night his actions set the gears of fate in motion.  A thief and murderer named Tanbei of Chigashira is on the loose and his new prisoner just so happens to have ties to that man.  Convinced of his former benefactor’s innocence, Kumehachi agrees to hunt down the real criminal, but in doing so receives a shock that could change the direction of his life from that day forward.

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Winter 2017 First Impressions: Gabriel DropOut – Episode 01 Review

What would it look like if a divine angel became a hopeless NEET?  Look no further than Tenma Gabriel White, who got suckered into the F2P MMO life when she came down to earth for the final stage of her angel training.  In fact, even her two demon classmates are more helpful and considerate than Gabriel, while one of her friends from heaven has a sadistic side of her own.  At least they can all be hopeless together.

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Winter 2017 First Impressions: elDLIVE – Episode 01 Review

Middle school student Chuta Kokonose has a voice in his head that he can’t help but be dragged into conversation with.  This earns him the derision of his peers and makes it hard for him to make friends.  Not only that, one day at school Misuzu, the girl he has a crush on, overhears him and calls him a pervert.  One afternoon, after Chuta goes home to the bakery he lives in with his aunt, he finds himself spirited away to a spaceship where he is asked to join the Space Police.  During the Space Police entrance exam he learns that the voice in his head is actually an alien called the Monitalien, and that they are able to synchronise together!  But why did the Monitalien choose him?

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