A Very GLORIO 2017: Gee’s Arbitrary Hot Takes

2017, despite being something of a garbage fire of a year, ended up being pretty good for anime. Between some original standouts, old franchises returning to form, and some excellent adaptations, anime is as fresh as it’s ever been, even in the face of some truly offensive offerings. As my life gets busier, I find I end up watching less than I’d like, but nonetheless, here’s my arbitrary list of awards that give me an excuse to talk about some of that anime.

Made In Abyss Episodes 10-13

After Riko is badly poisoned by one of the creatures in the Fourth Layer, Reg is forced to rely on the mysterious Nanachi for help, and in doing so he finds out about the tragedy which drives her.

The Wrap-Up: Summer 2017

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 Summer 2017

Bad news! Summer is over! Good news! That means we’ll be telling you about our favourite anime songs of the season again! Scant consolation, probably, but hey, since when is that our job? Regardless, we have another diverse lineup for you, with gratuitous sex jazz, spy prog, minimal hip-house and a dash of fairy pop. All of these are totally real genres. Look them up.

Made In Abyss Episodes 6-9

Reg and Riko confront the mysterious Ozen the Immovable, who reveals many secrets about her role in Riko’s past. From there, they travel down through the Third Layer, an endless cliff full of dangerous predators.

First Look: Made In Abyss

Riko is an orphaned young girl who makes her keep mining the mysterious Abyss at the heart of her hometown. One day she’s rescued by a mysterious robotic boy and takes him home to find out exactly what he is.