One-Punch Man: Episode 1 Review!

Hello everyone! Before I get into the review for the first episode of One-Punch Man, I just want to explain that I’m still developing my “anime reviewer” writing voice, so I’ll be trying a few different styles here and there; right now I’m dividing my review into three main parts: the synopsis, the in-depth spoilery review, and the non-spoiler review at the end. If you’d like to know my thoughts on the episode without having it spoiled, just read the synopsis and jump down to … Read more One-Punch Man: Episode 1 Review!

Plans for the Fall Anime Season

Konnichiwa! As Unsheathed has finally started to begin its long journey, I wanted to give you all a heads-up on what to expect in the coming months. Each season of anime lasts about 13 weeks, and there are four seasons over the course of a year. The Winter season is from January to March, the Spring season is from April to June, the Summer Season is from July to September, and the Fall season lasts from October to December. With that in mind, here are the features you … Read more Plans for the Fall Anime Season

Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 1 Review!

Series: Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Episode 1: Iron and Blood Release Date: October 4, 2015 Genre: Sci-fi, Mecha Studio: Sunrise Where to Watch: Daisuki, Crunchyroll  Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans is the latest in the long-running Gundam franchise. The series has spawned over 20 different series, nearly as many movies, and countless manga all dedicated to the various stories within the timeline. This particular series is part of a new timeline in the Gundam series, the Post Disaster era, set 300 years after a … Read more Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 1 Review!

Welcome!

Welcome everyone to the new home of the Unsheathed blog! It’s been a long time in the making, but finally we’ve gotten something fairly presentable. I still can’t believe that I’ve got a full-fledged website up and running, and it’s all thanks to you guys! If not for you all taking the time to read my stuff, to comment and Like and let me know what you think, I’d never have gotten this far. It’s amazing to me that God is using my writing for … Read more Welcome!

Exploring Family with Gakkou Gurashi (Part 3)

Konnichiwa! As we wrap up this week, so does this series come to a close as we discuss Rii, the mother figure of the girls in Gakkou Gurashi. Rii is the eldest among them, and she has a special place in the group. She helps keep them fed, the supplies stocked, manages their gardens, and overall she makes sure that their life at the school is as normal as possible. While the world is falling apart around them, Rii is there, keeping a careful eye … Read more Exploring Family with Gakkou Gurashi (Part 3)

Exploring Family in Gakkou Gurashi (Part 2)

Continuing on the theme of family in Gakkou Gurashi, another important aspect of familial relationships is encouragement. The world of the four girls is a bleak one: populated by the undead bearing the terrible infection, and their only immediate goals are survival. They don’t know how long they’ll survive in their school, or if any help will come at all. They have enough supplies to last them for a long time, but it’s a constant struggle to keep their supply stocked while avoiding the zombies … Read more Exploring Family in Gakkou Gurashi (Part 2)

Exploring Family with Gakkou Gurashi (Part 1)

Konnichiwa! Welcome to a new day, the closing of a week! Weekends are a high schooler’s best friend! Unless there’s a test, of course. But anyways, speaking of school, there are a lot of school-related anime out there. Off the top of my head, I can think of Toradora!!, My Little Monster, Say ‘I Love You’, Angel Beats, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, and that’s not even scratching the surface! A big reason that there are so many school-related anime (outside of the fact that most anime viewers … Read more Exploring Family with Gakkou Gurashi (Part 1)

Charlotte and the Power of Redemption

Ohayo gozaimas! As the summer season of anime has finally drawn to a close, I was reflecting back on some of the series I watched, and thinking about what I loved from each of them. As I really only followed three out of the many that came out ( so many sequels!), it wasn’t that hard to pinpoint various ideals about hard work, teamwork, utilizing individual skills for the good of the many, etc. I loved the familial love of the girls in Gakkou Gurashi, … Read more Charlotte and the Power of Redemption

The Reality of Virtual Death

Konnichiwa! As we head closer into fall and as the fall season of anime grows closer and closer (ONE-PUNCH MAN FTW!), I’ve been thinking a lot about anime that I’m going to watch and anime that I’ve watched, especially some of my firsts. My first ever true anime (Pokemon doesn’t count. Never has.) was Sword Art Online, and despite the equal amounts of love and hate surrounding the series, I still think of it as a pretty decent show. While not perfect, it did do … Read more The Reality of Virtual Death

The Beauty of Innocence in Black Bullet

Innocence is a beautiful sight to behold. From the first gurgling giggles of a baby to the ecstatic smiles of young children, the joy and purity of innocence is a reminder to us all of how we once viewed the world. Carefree and guileless, we had no worries and no fears; we simply trusted and loved those around us, and placed our faith in those who loved us without reservation. But as we got older, the world around us seemed to change, little by little. … Read more The Beauty of Innocence in Black Bullet