Popular Reviews from the First 6 Months

I think I might do one of these twice a year if I remember – a post where I highlight reviews that ended up being the most popular across a certain span of time, today it’ll be one that covers the first 6 months of The Review Heap in action.

Below I’ve got a few links to the reviews that got the most attention – maybe they’re not always the best ones in terms of me being especially fluent or insightful 😀 but some do at least reflect what a lot of viewers were watching in that month, I suspect.

Okay, here we go:

June – Whisper of the Heart

July – Sirius the Jaeger

August – Iria

September – Granblue Fantasy

October – Demon Slayer

November – Expelled from Paradise

And there it is! I might do an ‘answer’ to this post with 6 reviews that I thought I did a good job re: the writing of them and post it next, just to offer some contrast. Not sure if a following up style post will become a regular like this one but who knows? 🙂

Thanks for reading!


Sirius the Jaeger (Shiriusu Shiriusu za Yēgā)

Sirius the Jaeger (Shiriusu Shiriusu za Yēgā) 2018

I can’t claim to be well-versed in the vampire sub-genre of anime, though I’ve seen a few of them over the years and the ‘exterminate all vampires’ theme is a pretty classic one – though it’s played out by our main character Yuliy in an almost dispassionate way during Sirius the Jaeger.

There’s a chance that if this series didn’t have such a great 1930s aesthetic I might not have been hooked at first, though the eventual main conflict between our MC and his brother kept me going once it developed.

That aspect of the storyline was great, though in thirteen episodes the two might not have had enough screen time together. In fact, that’s something that I also wish that the rest of Yuliy’s team had been afforded because in a way, the show seems to promise an ensemble cast but doesn’t quite go that way.

Despite those and a few other shortcomings, I still finished and enjoyed the show and really enjoyed a lot of the character designs too, especially the Professor and Mikhail,

Most of action sequences were pretty ace too – it was especially interesting to me that we see a three-section staff as a weapon, a nice change from the usual sword/gun approach.

3 Stars

Meet the main villain – and slight homage to ‘Hellsing’?