A Very GLORIO 2015: Zigg’s State of the Union

In this very article last year, I wrote about how 2014 had rebounded from the relative disappointment of 2013 with a new emphasis on original, creator driven shows and a willingness to branch out into new territory. It appears though that anime is very much like Star Trek, since we were definitely on the downswing in 2015. The industry felt in flux, torn between its commercial and artistic passions, and the result was a messy slate of shows which lacked cohesion or a level of overall quality to match last year’s riches. I must admit that these last 12 months have been a difficult time for me to be a fan, and I’ve fallen slightly out of love with the medium as a result. Why is that?

First Look: Himouto! Umaru-chan

Umaru is a beautiful high school student who is the best at everything and adored by everyone. When she gets home however, she transforms into a lazy, obnoxious brat that takes advantage of her older brother’s kindness with zero repercussions.