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Koda’s Spring 2018 Anime Progress Report Koda’s Spring 2018 Anime Progress Report

Better late than never, it is time to check in on where the 17 shows I am watching week to week currently stand with me. I originally intended for this to be done within the last two weeks, but a very untimely back injury sidelined me during that time, preventing me from dedicating the time necessary to get this…

Franxxly Disappointing: Darling in the Franxx and the Neglection of Narrative Structure Franxxly Disappointing: Darling in the Franxx and the Neglection of Narrative Structure

Darling in the Franxx is the new anime created by Studio Trigger (Kill La Kill, Kiznaiver) and A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Anohana, From the New World), directed by Atsushi Nishigori (The Idolm@ster). A mecha series set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the series centres on pairs of children that emotionally…

I Hope Darling in the Franxx Takes Notes from Kill la Kill I Hope Darling in the Franxx Takes Notes from Kill la Kill

Last week I picked up the currently airing anime Darling in the Franxx, and I am hesitantly enjoying it. As it stands right now I think it has a lot of problems, but those problems could be retroactively remedied if the show goes in the right direction. In particular, the direction of another show by one of the…

AniTAY Drop: 02/08/2018 to 02/22/2018 AniTAY Drop: 02/08/2018 to 02/22/2018

One reason I like new anime season is I get to experience new and cool songs. Some of the best OP/EDs include Kokkoku’s opening Flashback and A Place Further than the Universe’s opening The Girls are Alright, but my favorite song this season is Darling in the Franxx’s ED Torikago.

Koda's Winter 2018 Anime Progress Report Koda's Winter 2018 Anime Progress Report

So, this season has turned out to be a much busier one than I ever imagined it would be for me. As a result, several things ended up getting delayed longer than usual. From the relatively easy to do Loot Anime unboxing articles, to my 2017 favorites article, to even what was going to be my slate of first impression…

Let's Talk about Franxx, Baby  Let's Talk about Franxx, Baby 

I am a person with a lot of screeching and strident anime opinions, but when it comes to actually diving into hot button conversations on a season-to-season basis, I usually wimp out because conflict eats me. But there’s a new show, Darling in the Franxx, that I was compelled to bleed a lot of word viscera about…

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