First Look: Adachi and Shimamura

High school delinquents Sakura Adachi and Hougetsu Shimamura spend their days cutting class, playing ping-pong in their secret hiding spot, observing the rest of school toiling away at gym and cultivating a relationship they both realize can grow beyond mere friendship anytime soon.

GLORIO goes Ghibli — Castle in the Sky

To fill in a gaping hole in his credibility as an anime lover, Aqua takes a look at the films that cemented the legacy of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takehata’s legendary Studio Ghibli.

This time, he checks Studio Ghibli’s debut picture, the movie that every JRPG ever released aims to be.

First Look: Sing “Yesterday” For Me

Rikuo Uozumi is struggling with adapting to life after college, sustaining himself by working part-time at a convenience store. As he gets closer to Haru, a regular customer with a pet crow, and his old flame Shinako enters his life once more, Rikuo finally finds the motivation to escape his rut. Matters are complicated, however, once the mysterious Haru turns out to be a former student of Shinako’s.

First Look: Arte

Following the recent passing of her father, a young noblewoman named Arte decides to leave her sheltered life behind and pursue a career in art. In 16th century Florence, however, that is easier said than done for a girl.

GLORIO goes Ghibli — Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

To fill in a gaping hole in his credibility as an anime lover, Aqua takes a look at the films that cemented the legacy of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takehata’s legendary Studio Ghibli.

This week, he checks out Miyazaki’s second film and first independent effort, a rousing call to arms for anyone who cares about anything, really.

The GLORIO Decade: The 2010s in Anime Music

Music is as integral to a piece of media as visuals or plot, which is why for as long as The GLORIO Blog has existed, we have done some variety of a feature about our favourite anime songs. With the decade having come to a close, we’re presenting the most memorable tracks of them all right here, with all the pithy commentary from yours truly you’ve come to expect.

First Look: Stars Align

Shijo Minami Middle School is known all over the country for its excellent girls’ soft tennis team. The boys’ team, on the other hand, is little more than a punch line. Desperate to avert his club’s dissolution following a draconic new rule imposed by the student council, the team’s captain tries to recruit Maki Katsuragi, a new transfer student, after noticing his amazing reflexes. Maki, however, refuses to join unless the club is willing to pay him — hinting at the fact that he has other things to be worried about.

Our Two Cents: One of Us

What do you do when you want to write a top ten list, but you’re too lazy to come up with ten whole entries? Just ask your friends to chip in! Our Two Cents is a feature in which the writers of The Glorio Blog take turns to throw in their proverbial two cents on one topic at a time. That’s one far-fetched question, with up to ten entirely unsolicited answers! Today, we’re discussing those creators from outside the anime industry we’d like to see attempting a transfer.

Our Two Cents: A Trip Through the Tall Grass

What do you do when you want to write a top ten list, but you’re too lazy to come up with ten whole entries? Just ask your friends to chip in! Our Two Cents is making its grand return, a feature in which the writers of The Glorio Blog take turns to throw in their proverbial two cents on one topic at a time. That’s one far-fetched question, with up to ten entirely unsolicited answers! Today, we celebrate the recent announcement of Pokémon Sword and Shield by getting all misty eyed about the past.

First Look: ENDRO!

After many an adventure, Yulia “Yusha” Chardiet and her friends finally manage to defeat the Demon Lord with the power of friendship and copyright infringement. Yet in stead of banishing the monstrous overlord to another dimension, the heroes accidentally send them back in time — back to a time when Yusha was just a student at the Adventurer’s Academy. Infiltrating the academy as its newest instructor, the Demon Lord tries to eliminate Yusha and her friends before she can fulfill her destiny, but fate is harder to fight than it looks.

First Look: The Promised Neverland

Together with her fellow orphans, Emma lives a life free of worry at the Grace Field House. Despite the daily intelligence tests, the serial number tattooed on her neck and the imposing wall separating her from the outside world, she has no reason to suspect anything fishy — yet everything changes when one of her siblings is sent off to go live with her new foster parents, and Emma’s beloved home reveals its wicked true nature.

First Look: Bloom Into You

Yuu Koito had always assumed she’d understand love as soon as someone confessed to her, but when a boy told her he loves her on the day of their middle school graduation, she didn’t know how to react. Now in high school, Yuu continues to be puzzled by her classmates’ stories of teenage romance, but eventually finds a kindred spirit in the diligent student council president Touko Nanami. When Nanami unexpectedly tells Yuu she might be falling for her, however, things quickly get even more confusing.

The Wrap-Up: Summer 2018

If you go about doing a season preview, it is only obvious you also close off on a season review. In The Wrap-Up, all of our contributors get to shine a spotlight on the show they thought to be the very best of the past few weeks, as well as reflect back on the preview to see which shows let us down the most. When you watch currently airing anime or tokusatsu, eventually the question will rise which of these shows can rank amongst the medium’s true classics. Regardless of who covered what, this is where we single out the cream of the crop, and decide which shows from the past season deserve to stand the test of time.

The GLORIO Fall 2018 Anime Guide – Part 2

Following hot on the trail of our season preview podcast, Aqua, Iro, Zigg and Marlin have an in-depth look at the upcoming anime season. In this second and final part, we give our two cents on, amongst others, the new season of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Trigger’s foray into adapting tokusatsu, a show that desperately wants to be Princess Principal, and Kyoto Animation’s rare return to TV anime.

The GLORIO Fall 2018 Anime Guide – Part 1

Following hot on the trail of our season preview podcast, Aqua, Iro, Zigg and Gee have an in-depth look at the upcoming anime season. In this first part, we give our two cents on, amongst others, the spiritual successor to Tiger & Bunny, a new project by the creator of the Zero Escape games and a clash for the ages between the two biggest light novel adaptations in anime history.