The Wrap-Up: Winter 2016

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.

OP/ED Op-Eds: The Best of Winter 2016

I saw snow when I looked out of my bedroom window this morning, so winter feels far from over. Nevertheless, we’re well past halfway into the Winter anime season, which means it’s time for us to select our favourite anime songs of the current season. Better check them out before they get thrown off YouTube, because with the a lack of a clear victor, this season’s lineup is a diverse haul of new talents and old friends ready to boost you all the way back to 2004. Or 1986. Or 1928. Seriously, are Asian Kung-Fu Generation still a thing?

ERASED: Episode 6

Airi is trapped, but Satoru arrives in time to help. After escaping the scene, he goes off to search for the real culprit. After gaining an ally in his mother’s old coworker, he starts to gain a clearer picture into what’s happening.

ERASED: Episode 5

Hinazuki has disappeared. Failing in his mission, Satoru is flung back to the present. Still wanted for his mother’s murder, he tries to find help wherever he can. The only person on his side is Airi, who shows cunning beyond her years. With the true killer still free, is anyone safe?

ERASED: Episode 4

Satoru continues to try and change the future, but senses he may just be playing through what has already happened. With an overzealous devotion to getting Hinazuki past the 1st untouched, he becomes more bold in dealing with her and her mother. Will the strike of midnight change the world?

ERASED: Episode 3

Satoru continues to gather information about Hinazuki to get a better timeframe of when she may be kidnapped. After tracking down her home, he gets a firsthand look at her personal hell.

ERASED: Episode 2

Satoru has been flung back to the 80’s, surely a fate worse than death. In his desperate search to try and find what will save his mother, he tries to connect with Hinazuki, and learns that there is more to her story than its tragic end.