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.

OP/ED Op-Eds: The Best of Summer 2018

Is anime music — shudder to think — becoming mainstream? Just the other day, I was browsing through a CD store and found an EP by some symphonic metal band covering Attack on Titan songs, just like that, out in the open. Should something like that even be allowed? By the way, did you know…

First Look: Revue Starlight

Karen is studying at a prestigious music academy to become the next star of the theatre. When her childhood friend Hikari returns to Japan after a twelve-year absence, Karen, along with her classmates, gets roped into a mysterious audition process.

First Look: Grand Blue Dreaming

Moving in with his uncle, who owns a diving shop, Iori Kitahara anticipates a fulfilling freshman year in college, surrounded by cute co-eds and kindred spirits. Unfortunately, the local diving club doesn’t exactly seem to have its priorities straight.