A style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children.

  • One Piece 1076

    One Piece 1076 – “The World that Luffy Wants”

    One Piece 1076 – “The World That Luffy Wants” has finally been released worldwide and this episode has been highly anticipated as the clash between Luffy and Kaido reaches its legendary erupting point. However, before we get to see the winner that to the 4-year-long running Arc, we’re given a brief yet detailed perspective into the life of Kaido, from the early age of ten. Kaido had been born into a country that was already struggling to pay their heavenly tribute to the celestial dragons resulting in the kingdom waging war against it’s own people to make ends meet even at the cost of selling off it’s most promising warrior,…

  • One Piece Episode 1071: Luffy's

    One Piece Episode 1071: Luffy’s Peak – Attained! Gear 5

    IT’S THAT TIME, Ladies AND Gentlemen, that moment we’ve all been waiting for since the beginning of the year – One Piece Episode 1071: Luffy’s Peak – Attained! Gear 5!!!! I’ll be diving right into the review as I don’t want to waste any more time than I already have and my-oh-my what a spectacular episode it was. The episode begins right where we last left off – with an unconscious Luffy laying dead on the ground as his heart begins beating to the tune of the Drums of Liberation, and whilst this is happening, Luffy is releasing an unprecedented amount of Haki, so much so that he splits the…

  • Vinland Saga: Season 2

    Vinland Saga: Season 2

    Welcome back to LSR ladies and gentle, today we’ll be reviewing Vinland Saga: Season 2 which is in my opinion – the greatest character development arc in anime, I’ve ever seen. Released from January 10th – Jun 20th, 2023, Vinland Saga is written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. The series was first serialized in Kodansha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine from April 13 to October 19, 2005. The premise of Vinland Saga tells the story of a young boy named Thorfinn, who at the age of 6 was raised by the Vikings who murdered his family after they raided his land. Thorfinn grows up to become a terrifying warrior…

  • Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village

    Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village

    Hello everyone and welcome back for another review from Lonely Spirit Reviews. Today, we’ll be reviewing what is arguably the fastest new generation series in anime to take the world by storm with, Demon Slayer: Season 3 – The Swordsmith Village by author Koyoharu Gotouge. The first episode was released on the 9th of April 2023 premiering for an entire hour, showcasing the incredible art style and profound attention to detail from studio – Ufotable, setting us up for what lies in store as we finally get to meet the top 6 Kizuki that serve under Muzan. The premise is as follows – after the vicious murder of his family,…

  • Blue Lock

    Blue Lock

    Welcome to the world of Rivalries, Selfishness, and Egoists, that is what Blue Lock is, what it’s about, and what drives this self-centered sports animation by Author Muneyuki Kaneshiro. Some of you may know that I consider soccer a sport I won’t even glance twice at, even though I played it when I was younger, now I simply can’t stand it. I feel like I’m watching a group of grown men mindlessly chasing a ball around a field for ninety minutes and by some chance, if any of these men from the opposite team dare collide with another, watch these grown men become total feminists – as if two shoulders…

  • DanMachi Season 4

    DanMachi: Season 4

    DanMachi Season 4 returns with its most anticipated season yet which will see our hero – Bell Cranel experience the absolute wraith of the Dungeon directed by Hideki Tachibana. This season ran for two cours consisting of 22 episodes in total with the first part airing from the 21st of July 2022 – the 29th of September 2022, covering “The Labyrinth Arc”. While the second part returned from the 5th of January 2023 – the 16th of March 2023, covering the “Calamity Arc” which covers volumes twelve to fourteen of the light novels by author Fujino Ōmori. DanMachi season 4 follows the exploits of Bell Cranel, a 14-year-old solo adventurer…

  • My Hero Academia Season 6

    My Hero Academia: Season 6

    It’s about that time ladies and gentlemen, in this review, we’ll be going over My Hero Academia: Season 6, which covers both the “Paranormal Liberation War” and “Dark Hero” arcs. This season ran for two consecutive cours consisting of 25 episodes in total which aired from the 1st of October 2022 – the 25th of March 2023, all directed by Kenji Nagasaki. In a world where those born with superhuman abilities are known as “Quirks,” Midoriya Izuku has aspirations to one day become a hero but there’s a catch – he’s Quirkless. After a tragic accident involving his friend Katuski Bakugo; Midoriya is the only one to have stepped forward…

  • The Eminence in Shadow

    The Eminence in Shadow

    Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pretty sure by now that you are aware that when I start my review with the phrase “Ladies and gentlemen”, it means this one has been a long time coming and finally, I get to give you my thoughts on – The Eminence of Shadow. The Eminence in Shadow or Japanese translation (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) is a Japanese light novel series written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Tōzai. It began serialization online in 2018 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. The story follows Minoru who reawakens as Cid Kagenou, the second child of the noble Kagenou family, in another world—one…

  • Chainsaw Man Poster

    Chainsaw Man

    Manga creator Tatsuki Fujimoto together with studio MAPPA breaks kneecaps with their outrageous animation adaptation of Chainsaw Man, which integrates both 2D animation and CGI visuals to create an aesthetic showpiece of a kind.   We follow the protagonist of this story by the name of Denji, who is robbed of a normal teenage life, left with nothing but his deadbeat father’s overwhelming debt. His only companion is his pet, the chainsaw devil Pochita, with whom he slays devils for money that inevitably ends up in the yakuza’s pockets.   Straight out the bat, we as the audience are shown that in this world of Chainsaw Man, little compassion exists,…

  • Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Poster

    Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War

    Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time we address the big elephant in the room that is – Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War by manga creator Tite Kubo. Now for those that don’t know, the first episode of Bleach aired on the 5th of October 2004 with a total of 16 seasons before its sudden, erupting conclusion in March 2012, which strangely enough, didn’t incorporate its final arc, that is the “Thousand-Year Blood War”. Our hero of this spiritual journey is a high-school boy by the name of Ichigo Kurosaki, a human that can see ghosts. On one fateful night, he runs into a female soul reaper from Soul Society going by the…