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3 TV 26 Watched some of it fansubbed, the rest dubbed on YTV. MMO premise was interesting but it turned into a long talkie show.
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.hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu
4 TV 12 At least this one didn't try to be more serious than it was supposed to be.
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6 Movie 1 SHORT. Trippin! Effectively shows a mental breakdown. Used at AN17's Anime Speedtune. 05-28-17
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3 TV 13 The most unique show of 2017. First ten episodes are all by different directors, but that means no consistency. 3 > 2 > 8 > 7 > 5 > 6 > 9 > 1 > 10 > 4. Ep3 war great as a standalone due to its direction. But the last arc was disappointing. 11-24-17
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3-gatsu no Lion
4 TV 22 303059 Explores much of Rei's past. But I felt empty when the show didn't use this past to really affect the person he is now. And at the end, I didn't feel Rei had grown as a person. Instead, he was still wallowing in self-pity. 03-07-19
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3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season
6 TV 22 Much better than S1. Hina's arc was the highlight. But her problem would have been solved without Rei's intervention. Rei's lack of development is still frustrating. Don't watch it for the Shogi, or for any sort of concluding narrative. 03-13-19
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30-sai no Hoken Taiiku
3 TV 12 10-08-14
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3D Kanojo: Real Girl
5 TV 12 Terrible animation. But I could root for the cast as they stumbled along the path of high school love. Season 2 is better. 04-16-19
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3D Kanojo: Real Girl 2nd Season
7 TV 12 Oh my goodness, a romance show that has a conclusion! Maybe I'm just a sucker for shoujo romance, but I'm glad everything worked out in the end. 05-10-19
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5-toubun no Hanayome
4 TV 12 People said that this is a "wholesome" harem show. But when people say "wholesome" they actually mean mediocre and boring. There were sparse jokes, and the show fell back to trope settings like the school camp and the fireworks festival. 12-12-19
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5-toubun no Hanayome ∬
5 TV 12 Writing was improved over S1. Unfortunately, Fuutarou is still an arrogant prick, and the quints are falling for him despite his attitude. This would be better with a nicer MC. 03-27-21
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91 Days
8 TV 12 This was everything I wanted Gangsta to be and more. Angelo's revenge was carried out masterfully as he manipulated everyone around him. Didn't like the open ending. 01-08-17
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A.I.C.O.: Incarnation
3 ONA 12 Suffers from too much exposition instead of showing what's going on. The Yuzuha sub-plot, which was a sad excuse to make up a villain, didn't have to be in at all. Watch ID-0 instead. 03-15-18
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Abarenbou Rikishi!! Matsutarou
3 TV 23 Typical low-budget Toei trash. Did we need 2 cours for the MC to get his comeuppance? 11-12-14
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Abunai Sisters: Koko & Mika
1 OVA 10 SHORT. This was horrifying in every single way. A contender for worst anime of all-time. 05-10-21
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Adachi to Shimamura
6 TV 12 Excellent visuals. Shimamura sees her current friendships as fleeting, and has accepted that as part of life. This related to me well. Needs a season 2. 03-10-21
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Agitated Screams of Maggots
4 Music 1 SHORT. It's a nasty song with nasty lyrics. But the video captured the song perfectly. Used at AN17's Anime Speedtune. 05-28-17
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Aho Girl
9 TV 12 It's not just about reversing the typical boke/tsukkomi roles. Every character was awesome. I usually don't score no-plot shows this high, but I'd seriously take Aho Girl's rapidfire delivery over most other shows. 10-05-17
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Ai Yori Aoshi
4 TV 24 First girl wins. Ugh.
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Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi
3 TV 12 Why did I bother watching this?
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5 TV 12 Standard Key tragedy but only the main girl, Misuzu, matters. Has one of the most famous OP songs of all time.
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Air Gear
3 TV 25 We'll never find out what happens. All the fights relied on superpowers rather than real skill.
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Air Movie
6 Movie 1 Yes, the movie is better than the TV show.
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Akame ga Kill!
7 TV 24 It's still hard to believe that this is from the creator of Yuki Yuna is a Hero. Akame Ga Kill is clearly the inferior work, but it's still worth your time. Just drown out all the salty tears of the manga readers and you'll be fine. 01-23-15
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Akanesasu Shoujo
3 TV 12 It's basically a bad Flip Flappers, but Flip Flappers only had 2 characters. This one has a cast of 5 mouthing off. They go to a bunch of alternate realities, and this "sparks" each girl into transformation. It's more lame than it sounds. 07-16-19
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Akatsuki no Yona
5 TV 24 Quality show, but it dragged out like a typical shounen action epic where the main quest is forgotten. I can't in good conscience give it a high score because it was just getting started. 06-28-16
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Akiba's Trip The Animation
5 TV 13 Love letter to the otaku fandom. Middle episodes had a fandom of the week format. Some of them fell flat (radios, PC master race), but others were well done (Street Fighter). I'd be gushing over the card game episode, but Watamote did it better. 09-23-17
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Akudama Drive
8 TV 12 Absolutely slick production. Fight scenes weren't ufotable quality but they were more than adequate. It's hard to mess up lightsaber action. It was probably expected, but the blurring of good and evil as the story unraveled was an absolute delight. 08-18-21
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Alice to Zouroku
5 TV 12 I'm so confused. There were a lot of things going for it, but the whimsical Wonderland arc was a miss. It could've explored the effects of the Dreams of Alice on a grand scale, but instead we just got a random schoolgirl coping with her power. 09-10-17
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Amagi Brilliant Park
6 TV 13 A bundle of fun with the three mascots as the highlights, but it fell into the trap of introducing way too many characters with not enough screen time for most of them. 02-13-15
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Angel Beats!
6 TV 13 08-25-13
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Anima Yell!
5 TV 12 Very happy and positive. Unfortunately, production value was disappointing for a Doga Kobo show. Not once do you see a complete cheerleading routine from start to finish without the use of heavy stills and pans. 05-21-21
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7 TV 12 Shows off the anime club's love for the hobby very well, to a better extent than many other shows. A bait-and-switch happens near the end, but this left a unique mark. An underrated gem. 02-05-18
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Animegataris: Yuku Toshi, Kuru Toshi
3 ONA 1 SHORT. Doesn't add anything to the main show. 04-26-21
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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
9 TV 11 This show is so emotionally manipulative. But I fell for it! 10-11-14
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4 TV 12 I used to hate this show, but have come to appreciate its use of overexaggeration. Uses shock deaths to cover up a garbage story. 08-23-13
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Ao Haru Ride
4 TV 12 It was just getting started. Oh well. 12-23-14
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Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.
5 TV 12 First ten episodes were fantastic. But then the show threw away all the dramatic tension by ending it with two awful, awful episodes. I felt like the whole journey just ended up being a waste of time. 11-21-19
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Area 88 (TV)
3 TV 12
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Aria the Animation
4 TV 13 S1. Started off slowly, and there was way too much focus on the cats. By the end of S1, the three girls didn't have much of an identity and were interchangeable for the most part. Weakest season. 07-06-15
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Aria the Avvenire
6 Special 3 I wish there could be a S4 with the new singles, but it was a miracle that they got the old cast together one last time. 01-07-17
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Aria the Crepuscolo
4 Movie 1 414878 Sequel to Avvenire. They disrespected Tomoko Kawakami's legacy by recasting Athena. Along with the jarring character redesigns, this one didn't have the tranquil Aria magic that I so fondly remembered. 08-29-21
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Aria the Natural
6 TV 26 S2. The "growing the beard" moment (opposite of jumping the shark) is when Aika changes her hairstyle in ep18. The writing noticeably improves after that point. 07-09-15
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Aria the Origination
8 TV 13 S3. Switched from 4:3 to 16:9 which improved immersion. Final 6 eps is the payoff for slogging through the previous 48. Excellent ending, but I wish the show had been tighter and cut most of the filler leading up to it. 07-11-15
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Aria the Origination: Sono Choppiri Himitsu no Basho ni...
4 Special 1 Filler episode where Akari plays hide and seek. Akatsuki brings nothing to the show, so this is forgettable. 07-11-15
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Aria the OVA: Arietta
5 OVA 1 Between S2 and S3. Passable episode, but with its increased budget, this got me hyped for S3. 07-10-15
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Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
5 TV 13 Ultimate wish fulfillment. The best of the worst qualities in isekai. All the worst, tryhard edgy writing, but it's so outrageous that it works. 10-19-19
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Asagao to Kase-san.
5 OVA 1 It's very fluffy, and the visuals were bright. We're thrown into an already established relationship, but both girls are shy and still need to explore their feelings. With only a 1-hour runtime, there wasn't much depth to the characters. 11-17-18
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Asobi Asobase
9 TV 12 Hanako was insane! Reaction face overload! A mark of great comedic writing is the setup time towards the punchline. Asobi Asobase does this very well, and will use past references in order for an even greater payoff in later skits. 12-08-18
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Assault Lily: Bouquet
1 TV 12 This show was obsessed with explaining the intricacies of how their magical abilities worked. It didn't even provide the guilty pleasure of laughing at poor animation. Everything was awful, from the fight scenes, to the story, to the girls. 06-13-21
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Aura: Maryuuin Kouga Saigo no Tatakai
6 Movie 1 Unexpectedly dark drama. While the table temple at the end was outrageous, along with half the class being delusional, the rest of the movie was very much enjoyable. 04-10-15
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Azumanga Daioh
8 TV 26 The original classic school sitcom. Its deliberate pacing and numerous oddball skits still make this a good show many years later.
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Azur Lane: Bisoku Zenshin!
3 TV 12 SHORT (8-min). Plenty of big-boobed girls, which is rare in CGDCT. But this is strictly for Azur Lane game fans. For everyone else, you're better off watching one of the many other full-length CGDCT shows. 04-22-21
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B: The Beginning
4 ONA 12 Multiple personality syndrome. The story of Koku (the winged monster raised through genetic splicing) and Yuna was a complete miss. The murder mystery was much stronger, and B would've been a great show had it just focused on that. 03-08-18
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2 TV 12 362807 First 7 episodes were fantastic. Last 5 episodes were pretentious pseudo-intellectual drivel aimed at defining what is good and evil. Terrible ending. 11-04-20
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Bacterial Contamination
4 Music 1 SHORT. I'm not a fan of Vocaloid, but passable visuals. Used at AN17's Anime Speedtune. 05-28-17
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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
4 TV 13 08-26-13
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Bakemono no Ko
5 Movie 1 The rough but respectable dynamic of the two leads was let down by the childish antagonist in the second half. Had the depth of a kids movie, but it still held my attention. 05-25-21
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Bakuten Shoot Beyblade
1 TV 51 I watched 2 dubbed eps on YTV and that was enough.
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Ballroom e Youkoso
5 TV 24 Good chracterization, but the forced drama where the dancers mess up during their routines was tiresome. These teams have practiced for weeks on end, and they mess up during competition because they see another team performing well? Really? 04-24-18
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7 TV 12 10-19-14
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1 TV 11 362411 Ending is one of the worst betrayals. Just like the Krusty Krab training video in Spongebob Squarepants, the show ends in the middle of Takumi's second pitch to the rival school's best player, something that was setup for 5 eps. 01-06-17
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7 TV 12 Writing and characterization was fantastic. The show spends plenty of time exploring the complex inner thoughts of the main characters, thus giving serious weight to the flawed dichotomy of herbivores and carnivores co-existing. 04-06-20
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Beastars 2nd Season
4 TV 12 The climax should've been glorious. Legosi should've involved the drama club in exposing the killer. I expected a glorious confrontation. But instead, the drama club didn't matter, and the mafia didn't matter. The final "eat me" scene was absurd. 04-03-21
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Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE!
2 TV 12 All the poor qualities of old-school magical girl shows. It's more of a parody of Lucky Star than anything because they go into the most mundane conversations. 12-16-15
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Binzume Yousei
5 TV 13
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Birthday Wonderland
2 Movie 1 Saw at Anime NYC. Ghibli-style fantasy scenes do little to advance the plot. Then one of the girls manages to talk someone out of doing an evil deed. The girls themselves have no depth. Adaptations of old stories just don't work. 11-17-19
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Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
3 TV 46 The original Sailor Moon hasn't aged well, and I'm disappointed that so many so-called "magical girl fans" still cosplay this. It's been over 25 years. Move on already!
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Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R
4 TV 43 This second season was shown dubbed on YTV. The remainder of Sailor Moon wasn't released until much later, and by that time, I had moved on to other shows.
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Black Bullet
5 TV 13 Guilty pleasure of 2014. I liked this more than I should have. 10-13-14
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Black Lagoon
7 TV 12
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Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail
7 OVA 5 08-20-13
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Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
7 TV 12
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1 TV 366 Tapped out after 5 eps, knowing it had over 100 at the time.
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Blend S
5 TV 12 Maika's awkwardness was well played. The dynamic between Akizuki and Kaho was nice, and they should've had more scenes together. Dino's act got old real fast, and most of his routines were just forced comedy involving him apologizing repeatedly. 03-23-18
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Blood: The Last Vampire
3 Movie 1
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Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
3 TV 76
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Boku dake ga Inai Machi
9 TV 12 I can see why some people disliked the final 2 episodes, but I thought it was inspiring. This show is a legitimate masterpiece, with cinematography well beyond anything else I've watched. 04-15-16
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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
7 TV 12 10-10-14
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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next
5 TV 12 10-10-14
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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai: Relay Shousetsu wa Ketsumatsu ga Hanpanai
7 OVA 1 10-10-14
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Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
4 OVA 4 It's offensive gross-out humor. I thought it'd be forced and unfunny, but it's short and worked just enough to not be tedious. 03-13-15
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Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan 2
4 OVA 2 Watched with Dokuro-chan 1. 03-13-15
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Burn Up! W
4 OVA 4
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Byousoku 5 Centimeter
8 Movie 3 When I finished this I sat in awestruck silence for a few minutes. I wish it could've been double the length.
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C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
4 TV 11 08-21-13
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Canvas: Sepia-iro no Motif
2 OVA 2
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Cardcaptor Sakura
6 TV 70
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Carole & Tuesday
4 TV 24 362240 The show became woke and political in the second half, and it became a blatant allegory for 2019 USA. I loved the songs. The production value is great. But I just wanted a fun music show without political overtones. 10-20-20
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Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki
2 TV 12 What if Fullmetal Alchemist's creed of equivalent exchange and Akame ga Kill got together for a one-night stand of rough sex? You get this. 12-21-15
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2 TV 13 Yuu travels the world and steals powers from everyone, because he decides he knows what's best for everyone. He's no better than the terrorists. He even steals the healing power of a Peruvian girl who is helping her village. Disgusting. 11-05-15
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Chicchana Yukitsukai Sugar
7 TV 24
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Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
6 TV 12 Not as good as Asobi Asobase, but this was a pleasant surprise. The "best friends" dynamic of Chio and Manana sell the show, and they're joined by a good supporting cast. 06-12-19
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Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!
3 TV 12 I knew this one was a stinker 2 minutes in, as the only thing sillier than one OP main character is SEVEN of them! But I eventually warmed up to the idea of prodigies starting a revolution, even though the evil empire would obviously stand no chance. 01-20-20
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3 TV 12 Good romances establish synergy between the couple, so that you root for them. The Yuzu/Mei pair doesn't work, and neither do the side pairs in later episodes. Three girls fall in love with Mei, but Mei has the personality of a rock. Come on. 05-07-18
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5 TV 23 08-27-13
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Clannad Movie
6 Movie 1 08-27-13
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Clannad: After Story
8 TV 24 Sure, the ending was real cheesy. But this is rightfully considered Jun Maeda's magnum opus. 08-29-13
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Clannad: After Story - Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Kyou-hen
6 Special 1 08-29-13
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Clannad: Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Tomoyo-hen
6 Special 1 08-29-13
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3 TV 13 Half the show wasn't needed, and the execution was flawed for almost everything, including a cheesy villain who could've killed the hero many times over but didn't. 05-25-16
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Clione no Akari
3 TV 12 385604 It finished its story, however simple it may be. But because anime is such a great medium for drama, there are countless other shows that do a dramatic tragedy better. I feel miserable giving this a 3, but it's what it deserves. 02-12-18
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Colorful (Movie)
7 Movie 1 The best part about Colorful is the family dynamic. I think it's one of the truest family dynamics I have ever seen in anime, and you can't help but feel for Makoto's mother as she tries to make her son happy over and over again. 10-17-20
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Comic Girls
7 TV 12 The timing of each punchline was so good, and the characters were so enjoyable. Adult skits gave me Azumanga Daioh vibes. An outstanding CGDCT show with actual depth. 08-12-18
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Comic Party
4 TV 13
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Cowboy Bebop
6 TV 26
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Coyote Ragtime Show
4 TV 12
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Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo
8 TV 25 Despite the last few episodes being a trainwreck due to the asspull in episode 22, I still had a blast watching the rest of it. The character development was great, the OST was pleasing, and at least one yuri couple survived at the end. 04-15-15
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D4DJ: First Mix
5 TV 13 08-20-21
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Dagashi Kashi
7 TV 12 Very competent SoL, and learning about all of the different exotic sweets was fun. A small, tight cast made everything smooth and endearing. This show portrayed more genuine love and excitement about the food it featured than Food Wars. 11-21-17
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Dagashi Kashi 2
5 TV 12 Half-length episodes, sad! Hotaru played the disappearing act for half of the season. The show was better without her, because the episodes were more than just dagashi history. Saya didn't get any closer to Coconuts, so they're still a dream ship. 06-12-18
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Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Kibou-hen
4 Special 1 Felt like someone's fanfiction imagination gone wild. None of the DR1/DR2 cast died. The DR3 cast is mostly dead but you don't care about them because they never had a video game. By the end of it, I wasn't in despair, but was sick and tired of hope. 10-30-16
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Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Mirai-hen
4 TV 12 See "Hope" for capsule review. 10-30-16
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Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Zetsubou-hen
5 TV 11 See "Hope" for capsule review. 10-30-16
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Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation
5 TV 13 09-27-13
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Deadman Wonderland
3 TV 12 04-18-14
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Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
3 TV 12 Didn't expect this to be season 2 of In Another World with a Smartphone. Another dull isekai show with a completely bland MC. 05-15-18
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Death Parade
9 TV 12 Wow. This was fantastic with only a single weak episode. Gripping psychological stuff. Every bit of the show's execution was masterful, from the pacing to the background music. Watching it dubbed was also the correct decision. 06-09-15
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Demi-chan wa Kataritai
6 TV 12 By showing that the girls' conditions don't have much of an effect on their everyday lives, the resultant world seems idealistic. But maybe the show never wanted to be heavy in the first place. 10-12-17
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Denki-gai no Honya-san
4 TV 12 It's kinda worth exploring if you can accept that reading ero is healthy. But otherwise it's a mediocre slice-of-life show with few laughs, as it emphasizes everyday life. 01-18-15
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Devilman: Crybaby
8 ONA 10 I was aware of the original Devilman story, so when I heard this was going to be a modernized but faithful adaptation, I knew how it was going to end. That didn't exactly soften the blow. The last three episodes were absolutely masterful. 03-12-18
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Diabolik Lovers
1 TV 12 I watched this hoping to see the main girl get revenge on the vampires, but she got Stockholm Syndrome! 01-08-14
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Digimon Adventure
1 TV 54 Watched some eps on TV as a kid.
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Digimon Adventure 02
1 TV 50 They grew up, but the show still sucks.
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Digimon Frontier
1 TV 50 Noooo. It was on TV. Drop drop.
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Digimon Tamers
3 TV 51 The best season of Digimon I watched on TV.
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Domestic na Kanojo
7 TV 12 Something always happens every episode because nobody knows how to close a door. Solid ending because Hina got what she deserved in the end. Very nice melodrama. 06-26-19
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Dragon Ball
1 TV 153 Watched some eps on TV. No thanks.
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Dragon Ball GT
1 TV 64 Once again, watched a few dubbed eps on TV. Nope.
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Dragon Ball Z
2 TV 291 Watched a bunch of dubbed eps on TV. So terribly paced that the best way to watch it now is through bite-sized clips on YouTube.
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Dragon, Ie wo Kau.
6 TV 12 Despite the low budget, the show made up it by having slice-of-life heart. The house-hunting gimmick evolved to have whole episodes switching perspective, thus avoiding staleness. The hidden gem of 2021 Spring. 07-07-21
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Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?
7 TV 12 This could've gone wrong in so many ways. It could've gone the spiteful route and had body shaming. But it promotes so much positivity that I can't say anything too negative regarding its production. Great edutainment. 10-23-19
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Dynamic Chord
1 TV 12 The "concert" clips are rehashed over and over with some of the worst animation you'll see. Lovely use of pans and zooms to mask the lack of animation. 02-15-18
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ef: A Tale of Melodies.
8 TV 12 ef S2. If you're wondering why this is a 8 while ef memories is a 10, it's because Yuuko's story was butchered. Play the visual novel to find out what really happens.
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ef: A Tale of Memories.
10 TV 12 ef S1. The visualization of seemingly mundane conversations elevates the experience to one that's arguably better than the visual novel. A masterpiece, and stands out on its own without S2 (Melodies).
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Egao no Daika
4 TV 12 Tried to show empathy for both sides of a war, but the defending Nation, Soleil, took too many losses. Attempts to show humanity from the aggressors were poor. 07-12-19
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Eiken: Eikenbu yori Ai wo Komete
1 OVA 2 Joke boobs.
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Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!
6 TV 12 362237 Kanamori is the star as she weaved through the business side of production. But the creative process fell flat, and I felt increasingly apathetic as the show progressed. The show they put out wasn't actually any good. 10-25-20
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Elf-ban Kakyuusei: Anata dake wo Mitsumete...
2 OVA 4
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Elfen Lied
7 TV 13
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6 TV 12 The real star of the show is Mao, the demon lord who rejects her destiny in favor of her new life. Main cast is one-dimensional, and the show isn't super funny, but there's something about it that made me smile after each episode. 07-01-19
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3 TV 12 If the show had stuck to Sagiri coming up with escalating schemes to further her ecchi drawing skills, maybe this would've been something special. Instead, the show was about Masamune getting a harem. 09-13-17
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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
4 Movie 1
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Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
5 Movie 1
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Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
1 Movie 1 Won tickets to a theater screening of this. Walked out.
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2 TV 12 It's not the worst anime of all-time! There's an actual (terrible) story and an ending. And the show does deliver some sexy android action scenes. It's a paradox: had this show been animated better, I likely would've passed on it. 04-10-21
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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya
5 TV 10 If not for all the nods to the Nasuverse, this would be a remarkably average magical girl show. One great fight and a bunch of average ones. I'll be watching S2, but this is really only enjoyable for Nasuverse fans. 03-31-15
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Fate/stay night
6 TV 24
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Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - I. Presage Flower
6 Movie 1 Decent first part, though some parts were a little confusing as it has been years since I last experienced Fate/stay night. The Shirou/Sakura relationship felt lacking compared to Shirou/Rin in UBW, and scenes were disjointed. 04-28-21
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Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - II. Lost Butterfly
9 Movie 1 This was fantastic. This is the part where the story hits its stride. Sakura's descent into darkness was gut-wrenching, yet fascinating to watch. 04-29-21
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Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - III. Spring Song
8 Movie 1 A very satisfying finale, though it lacked the emotional punch of the second movie. But the fights were the prettiest! 04-30-21
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Fate/stay night Movie: Unlimited Blade Works
3 Movie 1 There's no reason to watch this now that there's UBW TV. 11-26-13
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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
7 TV 12 Highest production value I've ever seen in any anime. Started off with a huge bang with some outstanding battles, but then fell under its own weight after the Illya encounter. 01-06-15
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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season
7 TV 13 This show didn't have any of the thought-provoking complexity of Fate/Zero. Sloppy writing overall, but still very enjoyable. Watch if you want to see Kirei and Gilgamesh get what they deserve. 07-20-15
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6 TV 13 11-24-13
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Fate/Zero 2nd Season
9 TV 12 Watched dubbed. Kiritsugu's flashbacks of how his well-meaning but futile idealism shaped him into a broken man were a perfect contrast to Saber's insistence on chivalry. This is the peak of the Fate franchise. 11-25-13
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Figure 17: Tsubasa & Hikaru
6 TV 13
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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
3 Movie 1
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1 OVA 6 ...It's a show. Watched all 6 eps but I'll pass on the sequels, Progressive and Alternative. If this hadn't aired on Adult Swim it wouldn't have its reputation at all. 01-06-21
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Flip Flappers
4 TV 13 Pure Illusion is insanity. There are no rules, and the first half was disorienting enough for me to all but give up on the show before it turned around with a focused final five episodes. However, only the main storyline was resolved. 04-10-18
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Flying Witch
3 TV 12 This was way too mundane for me. The main character only flew on her broom 3 times in the whole show! Almost fell asleep. 12-24-16
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6 Movie 1 Watched at Anime NYC. What starts off as a fanservice premise evolves into a more nuanced look into the minds of two girls. 10-16-19
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Fruits Basket 1st Season
4 TV 25 Source was from the 1990s and I felt it. Slice-of-life skits were dull and lacking in wit. There were flashes of good drama, but they were few and far between. Tohru was unrealistically perfect. Didn't care about the repeated rat/cat rivalry smack talk. 07-08-21
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Fruits Basket 2nd Season
6 TV 25 Started off better simply because it moved away from school. The second half was where things started to get spicy. The final zodiac characters were introduced, thus leaving us with a smaller core that drives the main story drama in S3. 07-10-21
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Fruits Basket: The Final
8 TV 13 I don't necessarily agree with how the curse was broken and how Akito's subsequent redemption was handled. But it was Kyo's past, the Haru/Rin story, and Yuki's closure that sold S3 for me. They were concluded in the lovely sappy shoujo style. 07-11-21
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Full Metal Panic!
6 TV 24
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Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
5 TV 12 S4. Surprisingly dark. The first four episodes were real hype. But then we got two filler arcs because the writer wasn't ballsy enough to kill off any important characters. Weakest season, and no promises of S5. 08-15-18
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Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
7 TV 13
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Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
9 TV 12 Absolutely phenomenal comedy with original and refreshing skits. It outshines the parent show.
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Fumetsu no Anata e
5 TV 20 Overhyped. Sometimes mass deaths work. It worked the first few times, but then the characters died for rather frivolous reasons. The main character, despite having greater powers than most MCs in other shows, was shockingly ineffective. 09-14-21
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Fumikiri Jikan
5 TV 12 SHORT. Slightly better than Tsurezure Children due to the creativity, though it obviously suffers from the short format. 09-20-18
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Gabriel DropOut
6 TV 12 This show could be a little off-putting if you're not into bullying comedy. Gabriel herself was outperformed by the two demons. Vigne and Satania were great! 01-22-20
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6 TV 12 If zombies are slow and can be defeated with one shovel hit, how did an entire city get overrun? At least the annoying dog died at the end. 01-08-16
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5 TV 12 The first half was an awesome buildup to one of the best climaxes I've seen in any romantic comedy. Episode 6 was epic. But then it goes downhill because the second half is an extended drag that doesn't resolve anything. Another read-the-LN commercial. 10-04-17
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2 TV 12 The second half is one of the most botched and unfocused wrecks I've had to sit through. Absolutely nothing got resolved, and new characters and arcs kept getting added right up until the abrupt final episode. Fights were crappy shounen action. 10-28-15
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Gantz 2nd Stage
7 TV 13
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Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
4 TV 12 An interesting premise brought down by the fact that it turned into a harem. It wasn't even a good harem because there were no real individual episodes on any of the girls. 08-23-16
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Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season
4 TV 12 Seeing medieval soldiers get machine gunned is only funny the first or second time. Final antagonists were bland. A popcorn timewaster, nothing more. 08-23-16
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Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
7 TV 12 362206 All the jokes about shoujo manga production were absolutely hilarious. But if the show were only about that, it'd have run out of material real quick. So there's a huge supporting cast that keeps the comedy rolling. 01-12-15
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Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou
4 TV 13 We never find out who exactly is the puppetmaster and his goals. If they still fight, does that mean there's no hope for the damned? And why did Cerebrum want to mate with Akari? We'll never know! 01-10-15
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Gi(a)rlish Number
4 TV 12 Showing the cynical side of the anime industry was interesting, but that idea disappeared in the second half. There were too many izakaya scenes that meandered into everyday talk. Ended up very bland. 05-01-18
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Ginban Kaleidoscope
6 TV 12 At first Tazusa irked me because she was an abrasive person who ran her mouth off. But the second half and the lovely ending completely redeemed the show in my eyes. 03-07-15
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Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
4 OVA 110 A unique experience. Worldbuilding was second to none. But it's for the anime anti-fan, those who dislike what makes anime great. It min-maxed on worldbuilding at the expense of everything else, then used main character deaths as a cheap trick. 06-06-21
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Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Arata Naru Tatakai no Overture
5 Movie 1 Appetizer movie 2. A bigger hint of things to come, Yang and Reinhard have been promoted and square off in their first space battle against each other, though there's no direct communication. Replaces the first 2 episodes of the show. 05-30-21
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Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Waga Yuku wa Hoshi no Taikai
5 Movie 1 Appetizer movie 1. Just serves to introduce the characters. There's a big fight but we're not really invested in everything yet. 05-30-21
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Giniro no Kami no Agito
2 Movie 1 The girl had the right to leave the city and chose to do so, but the boy chased after her like a man possessed. And we're supposed to root for him. 05-01-15
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Giovanni no Shima
7 Movie 1 It's a xerox of Grave of the Fireflies, complete with the younger sibling dying, but it has a more uplifting end that showcases hope. It has a simple tale to tell and it does it well, and I was impressed at the Russian voices. 11-20-15
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Girlfriend (Kari)
2 TV 12 The sheer size of the cast means that none of the supporting girls get any development. Couldn't get attached to any of them, making this a bland slice-of-life show. 03-04-15
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Girls & Panzer
5 TV 12 11-10-14
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6 TV 11 It's very chill, with no overreactions or unnatural dialogue. As a music show, it feels sparse. Sparse OST, and there's only one song performed, but it's a home run. Could've been a little spicier, but at least there was a confession! 12-03-19
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Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai
2 Movie 1 Almost half the movie was a detached infodump. I think what really soured the movie was the lack of BGM in many parts of the movie while the characters talked on and on. It just tried to cram way too much info into one hour. 02-12-16
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1 TV 13 Please, please don't watch this show. I watched it because I was curious about how it was rated so low. I'm telling you not to make the same mistake I did. 10-08-14
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3 TV 13 Deep foundations, as we're given flashbacks to how the current situation came to be. Unfortunately, they came too little too late, as the main infodump happened in episode 12 of 13. No resolution and was a read-the-manga ending. 08-17-21
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Goblin Slayer
6 TV 12 Other than episode 1, it's very standard and safe. But the combination of an endearing cast, combined with actual believable battle tactics, made this enjoyable. 02-12-19
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Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?
5 TV 12 Textbook moe slice-of-life. Comedy is light. Best girl is Syaro, the one who keeps worrying about how poor she is. Maybe they could've done something more with the talking puffball, but they never explain him. 03-22-15
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Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom
4 TV 12 384457 After 5 years, we got S3. But the CGDCT sub-genre has since become more complex. This show, despite looking better than ever, didn't grow up and evolve like the rest of the slice-of-life genre. 03-14-21
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Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
5 TV 12 Better than S1 because there's less focus on the furball Tippy and more on the main cast. The lighthearted humor is more abundant and there were several scenes that made me smile and giggle. 01-20-16
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Gokujou Seitokai
5 TV 26
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Golden Time
8 TV 24 The melodrama was a bit amped, but I'm okay with that. Koko became one of my favorite deredere characters. Solid ensemble show made by the creator of Toradora, and just as good. 05-19-15
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8 TV 24 Changing the format from mystery of the week to a long arc of political intrigue halfway through worked well. The ending was a bit too convenient, but there would've been outrage had Kujo died. 12-13-15
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3 Music 1 The low-definition effect to simulate nostalgia didn't sit well with me. As I never watched Pokémon beyond Johto, I didn't recognize most of the characters. 06-15-21
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5 TV 13 Starts off on the wrong footing, and there is staleness with the dialogue, which ended up having myself not lean heavily towards any of the characters. But a modern hand-drawn mecha show is a rarity, and the music was orchestral greatness. 09-27-19
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Grand Blue
2 TV 12 The guys are naked... because they are! And look, someone accidentally sees them! Ha ha ha... not. Come on, the comedy is completely flat. 12-11-18
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Great Pretender
2 TV 23 For the first 21 episodes, this show was a masterpiece. Then it self-destructed. Fitting with the show's theme, it was one of the nastiest swindles in anime history, invalidating every episode that came before it. Final count: 0 dead, 0 people scammed. 06-15-21
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Groove Adventure Rave
2 TV 51
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Gugure! Kokkuri-san
2 TV 12 It's one of the flattest comedies I have seen in a long while. Kohina's doll-like attitude and appearance isn't played for anything past episode 2. This is forgettable trash. Don't watch this show. 01-14-15
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Gun-dou Musashi
1 TV 26 Most of this isn't even available in English. But the first episode was enough to see how pathetically bad it is.
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H2O: Footprints in the Sand
3 TV 12 Hirose starts blind, gets his eyesight back, loses it again, and gets it back again. The main girl gets killed and then gets magically revived in the final minute of the show. WHAT. 06-23-15
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Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
6 TV 12 All that buildup towards teamwork being able to do things that couldn't be done alone, but two of the last three fights were soloed and weren't shown in their entirety. 07-01-16
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Hajimete no Gal
3 TV 10 Watched DUBBED. Typical low-budget, bottom-of-the-barrel harem. But the dub saves it from being a total waste of time, as I feel the valley girl voice acting and localization choices they made spiced up the script enough to make it a trashy romp. 01-05-18
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Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
7 TV 12 Surprised me with its sharp and witty writing. It treated its missions more like everyday work instead of anything on an epic scale. Loved the bromance between Lin and Banba. 07-06-18
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Hametsu no Mars
2 OVA 1 This and Skelter Heaven are two peas in a pod.
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Hanaukyou Maid-tai
4 TV 12
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Hanaukyou Maid-tai: La Verite
3 TV 12
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Hand Shakers
2 TV 12 Koyori could've been replaced by a rock and the show would've been the same. Tazuma was MESH this and MESH that. 09-11-17
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Happy Sugar Life
10 TV 12 362331 The cinematography during the flashbacks and internal monologues was chilling. Not an easy watch, and though I disagree with certain characters' actions, the way the show presented their internal logic was nothing short of masterful. 02-15-19
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Happy☆Lesson (TV)
3 TV 13
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Hashiri Tsuzukete Yokattatte.
5 TV 4 A simple story about not giving up on your dreams just because things don't go as planned. It's a pleasing watch, but there's only so much you can do in an hour. 07-25-19
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Hataraku Maou-sama!
5 TV 13 10-08-14
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Hataraku Saibou (TV)
6 TV 13 The pathogens lacked depth and the fights were shounen-esque, but the absurdity of the setting and the solid performances by KanaHana and Maeno make this a very fun watch. One of the best anime edutainment shows I've seen. 12-05-18
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Hataraku Saibou Black (TV)
7 TV 13 It's a bit preachy at times. But it'll make you think twice about your vices, which resonates far more than the happy-go-lucky environment of the original Cells at Work. 03-20-21
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Hataraku Saibou!!
6 TV 8 Season 2. More of the same. Aired at the same time as Code Black, which ended up being the better show. 03-16-21
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Heartcatch Precure!
8 TV 49 Used episode guide and skipped all filler: The ultimate refinement of the traditional children's magical girl show. Last 5 eps were epic. 01-04-16
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Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko
4 Movie 1
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Heya Camp△
6 TV 12 SHORT. Spinoff of Yuru Camp. Enjoyed the club's goal of going to various local attractions. 04-27-21
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Heya Camp△: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike
5 Special 1 OK solo episode with Rin. 04-27-21
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Hibike! Euphonium
8 TV 13 This was incredible, but I might be a little biased because I was in concert band for seven years playing the clarinet. Last episode was right up there with Your Lie in April in terms of final performance greatness. 10-10-15
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Hibike! Euphonium 2
6 TV 13 Hearing the full version of Crescent Moon Dance uninterrupted was fantastic. But it was a near-impossible task to top the band conflicts that made S1 so good. S2 was a bunch of mini-arcs, and the ultimate goal of winning nationals wasn't as compelling. 08-15-17
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Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.
5 TV 13 The drama of Sayu overcoming her past is compelling. But instead of using the show's backdrop as a positive effect on Yoshida's love life, both of his adult love interests were tossed aside to focus more on Sayu developing feelings for Yoshida. 07-06-21
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High Score Girl
7 TV 12 Absolutely shocked when the show presented real, genuine video games of the era. Real development happens for the three main characters, and the show manages to be very good despite having a dense male lead. 05-31-19
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High Score Girl II
7 TV 9 The love triangle got serious. Didn't completely stick the landing. But Haruo finally grew a pair in the last few episodes and did what most MCs couldn't. The most authentic gaming show in existence. 01-02-20
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High Score Girl: Extra Stage
7 OVA 3 Part of S2. 01-01-20
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Highschool of the Dead
2 TV 12 Rest in peace, Daisuke Satou. 08-22-13
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Hikaru no Go
5 TV 75
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Himouto! Umaru-chan
6 TV 12 S1. Ebina is so cute! Loved all of the otaku and anime references. Umaru being a total jerk was fine. Everyone being nice to each other would've just made this another boring school CGDCT. 05-24-21
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Himouto! Umaru-chan OVA
6 OVA 2 Part of S1. OVA ep1 is after ep7, and OVA ep2 is after ep12. Mandatory viewing, as it gives a proper closure to the season. 05-24-21
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Himouto! Umaru-chan R
4 TV 12 S2. Umaru's sharpness made S1 interesting, but she was essentially neutered in S2. There were hints that couples would form, but they were all teases. Worst of all, the numerous otaku and anime references disappeared. No real ending. 05-24-21
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Himouto! Umaru-chanS
5 Special 12 2-minute shorts to watch in between S1 and S2. The cast is chibified and dumped into fantasy-like situations. It's alright, but doesn't connect with the main show. 05-24-21
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Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic
5 TV 12 Doesn't do anything new or special. It's your run-of-the-mill CGDCT show, with splashes of magical girl and yuri. But it still has Doga Kobo's great production value. 06-19-18
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Hinamatsuri (TV)
7 TV 12 First episode made me grimace. But then it suddenly got better. Most of the skits didn't involve the weak superpower gimmick. Anzu's skits in Hinamatsuri reminded me of Bunny Drop, and it actually outshone it at times. 07-20-18
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Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu
6 TV 12 Show handles the Bocchi's anxiety issues with love, care, and a lot of cuteness. Lacks long-term depth, but oh it was so cute! 10-11-19
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Hitsugi no Chaika
5 TV 12 Started off promising, then turned very average as the fetch quest progressed. Unlike Seraph of the End, there was actual fighting. Last two episodes were a mess. 09-22-15
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Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle
4 TV 10 This was so rushed. Gaz being revived was super predictable, but his demise wasn't. I didn't expect Gaz to get One Punch Man'd. Unfortunately, being the ultimate villain for only a single episode is super weak. 10-07-15
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Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen
6 TV 14 A plot device is introduced that allows Myne to negotiate for treatment. It could've ventured off into something about making the best of what you've got left. I'd love to get invested into this story. But the web novel is nearly 700 chapters long. 01-04-20
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4 TV 13 Decent first half that turned into a rushed side-character vignette mess in the second half. Miyamura's development felt too unnatural as he transformed from an antisocial loner to a socially confident chad. 04-12-21
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Hoshi no Koe
5 OVA 1
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Hoshiai no Sora
4 TV 12 This was supposed to be a 2-cour show, but then the production committee pulled the plug during production. The writer decided to maintain creative integrity by not rewriting the show to fit 1 cour. It ended with the mother of all cliffhangers. 02-01-20
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Hotaru no Haka
5 Movie 1
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Houkago no Pleiades (TV)
5 TV 12 Seemed like a poor magical girl show, but Gainax pulled its strings at episode 8 and the show went off parallel universes and unexplored potential. I sort of understand what they were trying to convey, but the execution was all over the place. 03-10-16
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Houkago Saikoro Club
7 TV 12 A couple of years back, I used to go to a FLGS once a week to play children's card games, but we also played the occasional board game. Then real life got in the way, and I stopped going. This show came very close to rekindling that board game itch. 02-13-20
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Houkago Teibou Nisshi
8 TV 12 401654 Hina doesn't automatically succeed. She hesitates and fails. A lot. But the show is still very iyashikei. By the end of the show, Hina has experienced significant character growth, and enjoys being in a club that she was averse to in the beginning. 05-11-21
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Houseki no Kuni (TV)
3 TV 12 A great example of a show with seemingly fantastic world building, but with nothing of actual substance. We don't know who the Lunarians are, and why they attack weekly instead of making one big assault on the gems. Master Airbender was useless. 01-09-18
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Howl no Ugoku Shiro
5 Movie 1
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Hug tto! Precure
5 TV 49 First 20 eps were good. Writing was strong and you could sense progress after every episode. But after Emiru and Lulu became Precures themselves, the show tanked in quality. 04-12-20
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3 TV 22 Can a mystery show work without any criminal cases? No. Without any stakes, there's little to care about. Why should I care about a bunch of stolen trinkets that could be replaced at a Dollarama? 08-29-19
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5 TV 12 The first couple of episodes dragged and spent too much time with the crew's mining activities. Eventually we're told how Rajeev came to be, but the second half felt like warp speed. 03-04-18
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6 TV 13 I still don't understand parts of the mystery. Kept its emotional distance from the viewer, but I liked it. And from someone who thought Inception was mediocre, that's a great outcome. 03-06-21
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Idoly Pride
5 TV 12 Fantastic first episode. The rest of the show couldn't live up to the potential, and everything was predictable. Tournament arc was weak. LizNoir got jobbed! But it still had decent feels despite playing it safe. 04-21-21
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Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san
7 TV 12 Quickly backed off from the bullying to become one of the best romcoms I've seen. Senpai's growth was remarkable. The final episodes left the development in limbo, as it was another dreaded culture festival arc instead of pushing the romance further. 06-26-21
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Ikebukuro West Gate Park
6 TV 12 Mature show. Episode 10 in particular was the best of the show, with one of the best approaches I have seen to deal with bullying and forgiveness. But the two gang war arcs weren't as interesting as the episodic mediation stories. 05-15-21
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Iketeru Futari
4 TV 16 Short
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Imouto sae Ireba Ii.
5 TV 12 First appears as a more grounded version of Eromanga-sensei. But this is actually a decent show if you look beneath the lewdness. Gives a better peek into the competitive light novel and manga industry. 01-12-18
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Innocent Venus
4 TV 12
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1 TV 167 Lasted about 15 eps. They showed this at Japanese school.
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8 TV 11 The villain had some complexity despite being a mass murderer. Writing was a little rough in the second half as the stakes escalated. However, the show was all about exploring what it means to be human, and it nailed that perfectly. 01-07-18
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Ippatsu Kiki Musume
3 TV 16 SHORT. Good concept of escaping from seemingly impossible danger situations, but this was so crude and low-budget.
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Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara
4 TV 13 Hitomi finds a purpose in her life and is no longer an introvert by the end. But I'm left wondering why Hitomi needed to travel back in time in the first place. Were her current classmates so distant that she couldn't have bonded with them instead? 01-14-19
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Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
5 TV 12 Most isekai with an overpowered MC shows are dull because the MC was too wimpy to do anything with the girls. Diablo is still too wimpy, but the girls put the question to him by forcing the situations. And so this is trash you can watch. 12-06-18
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Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Ω
2 TV 10 S2 switched the studio and TV station. That meant the service all but disappeared. Instead of interesting arcs like in S1, here we got another "evil church run by a corrupt priest" story. Shera and Rem were reduced to token party members. 07-11-21
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Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
3 TV 12 Ultimate wish fulfillment show. The big disappointment is that it's not his smartphone that matters; it's his omnipotent magic powers. Fails as a SoL because everything centers around the MC. 11-06-17
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Ishuzoku Reviewers
8 TV 12 Sets a new gold standard for ecchi comedy. The amount of fantasy worldbuilding is well beyond that of many serious shows. Tastes are wide and varied, with the very first debate in the show setting up the entire premise. 04-14-20
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Isshuukan Friends.
6 TV 12 10-19-14
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Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.
3 TV 12 Compared against the other two "defensive" isekai anime, Cautious Hero and Shield Hero, this is clearly the worst, and that's because the other two actually have a real plot. 09-29-20
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Itsudatte Bokura no Koi wa 10 cm Datta.
7 TV 6 Watched after the 2 Confess Your Love movies. Used its extra time very well. Though the simple drama solution was just to have them talk it out, the execution was good. The ending was a bit contrived, though. 05-16-21
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5 TV 26 Short
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Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun
5 TV 12 Tomozaki claimed he wasn't blessed with the charisma and was unfairly handicapped. Throughout the show, he changed. He put in the work and he became a better person. But the show still had the "read the LN" ending. 04-14-21
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Jashin-chan Dropkick
4 TV 11 Jashin does develop over the course of the show, but everyone else seems stuck. About a 60% miss on the skits. While nothing special, this is an adequate timewaster comedy. 01-08-19
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Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi
6 Movie 1 If you like your tsundere girls flavored strong, this is for you. Conversations between Tsuneo and Josee were stilted. But after a bit of drama, everything wrapped up nicely with a chance fairytale ending. Sweet and simple. 06-16-21
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Joshikousei no Mudazukai
2 TV 12 This is how shallow the show is: the childlike girl is Loli. The lesbian is Lily. The stoic girl is Robo. But it's the main girl, Baka, who inserts herself into almost every skit, and makes the show unbearable. It's Azumanga Daioh with none of the charm. 10-24-19
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Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu
8 TV 26
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Junketsu no Maria
6 TV 12 Liked the feminism and anti-religion slant, but the last two episodes were too much of a Disney miracle. Still quite enjoyable. 08-19-15
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Just Because!
4 TV 12 None of the couples are believable, and most of the characters are boring and wooden. The main character doesn't smile 95% of the time, and you can't root for him because you don't know what the girls see in him. 01-17-18
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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
6 TV 12 Has an excellent premise, and both main characters are actually intelligent. But the narrator was annoying. As a result, many of the jokes in the first half of the show had a softer impact because the narrator kept mansplaining the joke. 06-06-19
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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen OVA
4 OVA 1 If the goods won't be shown, why bother? Skits were average. Narrator overload. 05-31-21
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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai?: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
7 TV 12 362241 Though I had a negative bias going into this show, no thanks to the narrator, I'm happy that this one ended up being a nice improvement over S1 with its skit creativity. The serious arcs were a nice cherry on top. 10-18-20
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Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi
5 TV 12 Wasn't afraid to hold back on the revenge, and did it better than similar shows like Arifureta and Shield Hero. But the revenge scenes tapered off in the second half, and character development was lacking. 04-11-21
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Kaijuu no Kodomo
4 Movie 1 Stunning cinematography. Unfortunately, they forgot to put in an actual story. Things were left abstract and unexplained, as they wanted to keep a mysterious aura. But that meant the characters were left as shallow husks. 06-09-21
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6 TV 12 The only way to make repulsive characters entertaining is to heavily stylize it and provide a constant thriller vibe to the show. Not much depth, but presentation is well enough that you care about the outcome of each gamble. Faces were epic. 11-28-17
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3 TV 12 What happened? We're introduced to a clan family who wants to take over. They don't add to the story and gives the viewer little reason to care about them. Games weren't interesting like S1, as the losers never ended up losing anything substantial. 05-24-19
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Kakushigoto (TV)
2 TV 12 Ineffective single parent show. The dad acted like a high school kid. Work skits had way too much unfunny dialogue that set up a mundane punchline. The last episode tried to be serious, but it was just Erased's ending done very poorly. 05-27-21
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Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
5 TV 12 Beautiful with a wonderful OST. But the three arcs after the first are essentially filler. All of them make Ai grow as a person, but her ultimate mission to save the world is never realized. Could have been a show for the ages. 02-21-18
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Kanata no Astra
7 TV 12 Doesn't know whether to be a slice-of-life adventure, or a serious survival drama. But then episode 9 hit and the serious half became pronounced. Conveys the power of friendship and forgiveness better than most other shows. 10-03-19
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Kanojo, Okarishimasu
4 TV 12 I was expecting the fuse to ignite and see the fireworks and fallout once the secret was out. But the second half introduced Ruka, and vibes of "I LOVE EMILIA" came from Kazuya. Come on, Ruka was throwing herself at Kazuya but he's just too stupid! 05-28-21
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4 TV 13
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Kanon (2006)
7 TV 24
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Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
3 TV 12 It felt like marathoning Roadrunner vs. Coyote eps. But you root for Coyote even though you know he's gonna fail. Nishikata is a total beta and I couldn't root for him. His blushing and stuttering was his own problem and he couldn't grow up. 06-29-18
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Karigurashi no Arrietty
7 Movie 1
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1 TV 12 Dropped after ep6. Here's how every ep went: no-personality hero and his annoying buddy cop challenge someone. The challenged explains all of the special moves. Ep4 was one of the worst I've ever seen. Mega infodumping. 12-06-17
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Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka?
5 TV 12 Surprisingly competent. In the end, the MC remains noncommittal, and the show is an ad for the light novel, but it was a fun romp, with some definite funny moments. 12-07-19
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7 TV 12 I lost it with moves like SHORYUCANS, GATE OF BOOTYLON, and BUTTACK ON TITAN. 12-25-16
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Kemurikusa (TV)
7 TV 12 Girls' Last Tour vibes. The show treats the viewer with respect by introducing things gradually, and the show's atmosphere and slow-rolling to a satisfying ending make this an underrated hidden gem of 2019. 06-20-19
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Kenzen Robo Daimidaler
6 TV 12 10-20-14
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Kiddy Grade
5 TV 24
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Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer
5 TV 26 My first real anime!
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Killing Bites
6 TV 12 This was better than it had any right to be. Lots of furry fighting action with some amusing tactics, and backroom politics that wasn't a complete bore to watch. That's what Killing Bites is. 02-25-19
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Kimetsu no Yaiba
5 TV 26 Fight scenes look great, and it's nice that Tanjirou sustains actual damage during battle. Unfortunately, two annoying sidekicks were introduced about halfway into the show and they sucked out most of the seriousness. 12-27-19
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Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen
6 Movie 1 Watched after S1. There were still the typical shounen tropes, like lots of yelling, and long death speeches. But with such a high production value (except for the CG flesh), this is a blockbuster that doesn't disappoint. 04-27-21
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Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
8 TV 14
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Kimi no Na wa.
7 Movie 1 This is what Charlotte should've been. 09-09-16
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Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai
8 Movie 1 Felt like a more mature version of Your Lie in April, where a cheerful girl befriends an introvert. However, Your Lie in April has much more time to work its story. Pancreas does what it can for a movie, and the ending still hits you with feels. 02-20-19
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
4 TV 13 It tried to juxtapose the good and evil in every country, but leaned too much on the evil and embraced nihilism. Some of the countries' customs were baffling and not rooted in logic. Kino didn't grow as a character. 06-03-21
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Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
8 TV 24 I didn't mind the philosophical bits at all, as it made me think. Compared to my childhood book love, Animorphs, and Shiki, I felt this one had the best inner struggle and character development. 03-27-15
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Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet
3 TV 12 This romcom isn't very good because it's an attempt to cater to the shounen demographic. The couple doesn't have much synergy. Everything is resolved through yelling and fights with zero choreography. Why do elite school shows suck so much? 06-24-19
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Kita e.: Diamond Dust Drops
5 TV 12
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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
6 TV 13 The dragons introduced later in the show were weak, and the show defaulted to the cliche festival and beach episodes. But it was still charming. 09-19-17
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Koe no Katachi
4 Movie 1 I should've liked this, but it lacked finesse. Interactions felt unnatural, and Shouko has no depth to her character other than being strangely attracted to Shouya. The intentional blur effect was disorienting. 07-02-17
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Koi to Uso
3 TV 12 The setup reminded me of School Days. MC is spineless ends up playing both girls into a noncommittal harem. The show is a romantic drama without the romance or the drama. 10-26-17
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Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui
3 TV 12 I was surprised when rivals were introduced. They shared similar otaku interests, which would've eliminated the age gap. Unfortunately, the grooming was successful. Some of the worst audio mixing I have heard in anime. Set your volume low. 07-04-21
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Koi wa Ameagari no You ni
5 TV 12 Played it too safe. I was expecting the drama to go nuclear. But it didn't become ambitious or daring, instead wasting time with SoL moments such as the father spending time with an old friend who did become a successful novelist. 09-25-18
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Koisuru Asteroid
3 TV 12 A CGDCT with 14 girls, so no depth. Made some questionable choices like early graduating 2 of the main cast, and lumping in three unrelated Earth Sciences together instead of just focusing on astronomy. 05-09-21
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Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
6 Movie 1 Watched at the cinema. This is a very raw drama, and if you treat it as such you'll be happy. It's an uneven movie, and twice the audience laughed at unintentional cringe dialogue, but it was still pleasant. 11-15-15
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Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai
3 TV 12
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Kono Oto Tomare!
7 TV 13 It uses a lot of budget-saving tricks. The source is from a shounen manga, so the dialogue can get a little heated with all the typical friendship talk. But I really enjoyed the redemption of Chika. 11-14-19
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Kono Oto Tomare! 2nd Season
9 TV 13 It could've easily focused on Satowa taking charge and leading the club. But instead, the show emphasized teamwork to such a great degree, that at the end, it was truly a team effort, not only from the players, but from the teachers and mentors as well. 01-06-20
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Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
3 Movie 1 A series of disconnected time progression skits from 1933 to 1946. 80% of the movie passed before the a-bomb dropped, and amazingly, it wasn't able to use all that time to form an emotional bond with anyone. How did this win so many awards? 05-02-21
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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
6 TV 10 This was fun! Witty, creative writing kept the jokes fresh, and it didn't suck near the end unlike Shimoneta. It was weird how they introduced Wiz by completely bypassing her arc, but given that this was only 10 eps I'll let it slide. 06-24-16
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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
7 TV 10 Aqua stole the spotlight, while Megumin was utilized the least. Darkness is a one-trick pony and her act got tiresome. The chemistry between the party is what makes this show good, but I wish the show didn't keep repeating the same jokes again and again. 09-07-17
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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Movie: Kurenai Densetsu
5 Movie 1 Saw at theater. It was Konosuba being mostly more of the same. However it didn't feel as creative as the first 2 seasons. This made me realize how important Aqua is to the show, as she took more of a backseat role here. 11-19-19
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Kotonoha no Niwa
7 Movie 1 The story felt like the inverse of 5 Centimeters per Second, which was a melancholy look at life. The relationship in that one should've worked, but didn't. The opposite happened in this one thanks to a contrived confession. 12-06-15
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Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
4 TV 12 The first two episodes were promising... and then PINK HAIR BOY came. The MC was a bystander. Just another over-the-top villain, and PINK HAIR BOY got resurrected for no apparent reason. 02-01-18
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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
4 TV 12 Played it straight for a relaxing isekai. Almost no comedy. Yuna mostly traveled solo, and much time is spent on the villagers showering her with the greatest praise. This really needed a true ensemble party, as Yuna soloing every problem got dull. 06-14-21
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Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho
6 Movie 1
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Kuzu no Honkai
7 TV 12 The first half of the show was spectacular. Direction, dialogue, and mood were on point. But the second half... was I even watching the same show? I'm left wondering what could have been if the show took on a more vengeful turn. 07-06-17
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Last Exile
7 TV 26
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Liz to Aoi Tori
7 Movie 1 The quiet, understated environment works for Mizore. By removing the moe and melodrama from Sound Euphonium, and switching perspective, we get a story that is captivating with less dialogue. 02-17-19
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Lost Song
5 TV 12 Disney-like hero/villain archetypes, with a very straightforward way of presenting things. Fights were too simple. There's a twist in episode 8 that saves this show from being completely forgettable. 02-28-19
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Lost Universe
4 TV 26
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Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS
5 TV 12 S4. Selectors Assemble! It played out like Yu-Gi-Oh's shadow games. But the villain was once again one-dimensional, and there were basically no real rules as to what could be done in the card games. But at least the Selector system ends for good! 09-11-18
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Lostorage Incited WIXOSS
4 TV 12 S3. Weak. Mari Okada wrote the first two seasons, and her not writing this was a huge loss. I didn't like the characters, and the villain was just a campy guy who wanted to manipulate everyone. 09-08-18
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Love Hina
3 TV 24
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Love Hina Again
3 OVA 3
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Love Lab
5 TV 13 11-27-13
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4 TV 24
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Machikado Mazoku
6 TV 12 Liked the rival-friendship between the two main characters. Hinted at Momo's darker past. The infodump happened in episode 11, but it was too late to convert everything into a substantial climax. 10-16-19
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Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai
3 TV 12 Another light novel adaptation where you must buy the books to find out what happens. Ugh. 09-27-16
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Made in Abyss
6 TV 13 Beautiful production value. Everything is set up in advance; nothing comes as a surprise. The emotional scenes still hit you hard. But it's incomplete. Hoping this doesn't drag out like other popular shows. 12-12-17
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Made in Abyss Movie 3: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei
4 Movie 1 Worldbuilding was noticeably absent. Most frustratingly, Bondrewd remained alive, and the "Black Widow sacrifice" was cheapened because Bondrewd did it for the heroes. The final scenes were frustrating because justice didn't happen. 03-28-21
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Magatsu Wahrheit: Zuerst
6 TV 12 08-19-21
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Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden (TV)
2 TV 13 Disappointment of the year. This show was so unfocused. New magical girls were introduced each episode, and plot lines were quickly discarded as fast as they're introduced. Magius isn't a compelling antagonist. Madoka Magica cameos were pointless. 09-10-20
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Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden
6 TV 12
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Mahoromatic: Motto Utsukushii Mono
5 TV 14
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Mahou Sensei Negima!
6 TV 26 Unpopular take: This is better than the manga, as it comes up with its own ending rather than go down the rabbit hole of increasingly higher power levels. Excellent dub.
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Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
8 TV 12 Supposedly a ripoff of Madoka Magica, Danganronpa 3, and Akame Ga Kill. It worked because of its ensemble cast storytelling. Villain of the year is in here. 12-20-16
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Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: Reflection
4 Movie 1 Plenty of bright lights and loud explosions. Wasn't boring, but had little substance other than the fights, and choreography was average. Not painfully bad, but nothing more than a popcorn action flick. 03-02-18
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Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
10 TV 12 You've heard enough about this. It completely deserves all the critical acclaim. Sayaka's tragic downfall is more poignant than Homura's mission.
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Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari
5 Movie 1 Recap movie. Saw in theater. As good as the TV version but I give a 5/10 for all recaps.