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Mar 24, 2017
Rakugo is one of the only anime to make a strong emotional connection with me. It's hard for me to believe that such an excellent show has flown this far under the radar, so let me try to do it some justice in this review.

I had come into the first season expecting nothing but being intrigued by the premise and the positive reviews for a show about… performance art? Needless to say I was thoroughly blown away and touched by the story of this show. I thought the conclusion to Yakumo’s story was one of the best endings to a show I had ever seen, read more
Dec 27, 2016
(Review got removed because it was updated to completion ;-; gotta make the climb back)

Well, pains me to say, but I’m gonna be the wiener who has to tell everyone the flaws of Haikyuu! again.

I’m going to preface this review by saying that because I actually play volleyball, lots of the issues I have with the show are specific to someone who has knowledge of high-level high school volleyball, so because the vast majority of this fanbase doesn’t know anything about volleyball outside of this show, you might not be as annoyed at certain things as I am. This is just one humble man’s opinion.

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Mar 26, 2016
This review comes from someone who actually plays volleyball, so my opinion is god ;)

Hello everyone, it’s your family friendly, volleyball playing, review writing member of the MAL community here, bringing you what is known as a "review”. I hope I can do the series proper justice and be fair to the quality of the show while also conveying the series from the perspective of someone who is passionate about the sport. This review is going to be pretty unconventional and non-structured, so I’m sorry about that, do your best to follow along with my style of reviewing.

To start, I want to say that Haikyuu read more
Dec 7, 2015
(Spoilers obviously lol)

This episode is fantastic. THIS is how I wanted Steins;Gate to end. One of my only complaints with the original series is how they had to have episode 24 and how it felt like they undermined the tragedy in the story to give everyone a happy ending. To me, it was like the creators were afraid of leaving it as a tragedy for fear the fans wouldn't like Kurisu actually dying as if to discard the entire point of the series itself: The choice. Who do you choose to let die? Your childhood friend who has become part of your identity? Or the read more
Sep 25, 2015
I am extremely disappointed with the way this show ended. Seeing as that is the case, this review will basically be all spoilers, so read at your own risk.

I'm gonna admit, this was one of the more enjoyable shows for me this season. I rate heavily on personal enjoyment, so for the most part, this series was high up on my seasonal watch queue. No, I did not like the characters although I do understand that they were meant as a contrast of the world they were living in. No, I didn't like the sudden, out of the blue tone shifts that the show presented. read more
Sep 8, 2015
This is not a traditional sports show. If you're looking for a generic shounen sports anime, don't bother with Ping Pong. It transcends the genre, almost to the point of a deconstruction. Instead of focusing on the sport itself and the main character's fight to the top in said sport, it focuses on the playing of the sport itself, who plays it, why they play it, and what their motives and ultimate goals are. It also demonstrates a magnificent amount of personal crisis and searching for the understanding of one's self within the sport. Ping Pong the Animation is a fucking masterpiece.

If you don't play read more
Aug 17, 2015
Uh oh, I'm about to do something not many have done: bring up problems with Haikyuu! Disclaimer: I do play volleyball, so please understand where I'm coming from.

Don't get me wrong, I liked Haikyuu! and will be watching the second season, but in this review I'm going to talk about what I didn't like because everyone else gushes over it. Remember, I did genuinely like it.

When I first found out there was an anime about volleyball (and not only that, it was really popular and well-liked) I kind of got really excited and placed it near the top of my "Plan to Watch" list. read more
Aug 3, 2015
No Game No Life is visual and suggestive exploitation and exposure of underage females pawned off as entertainment. And people wonder why the anime community receives so much hate and scorn and are labeled as "pedophiles" and stereotyped as fetishizing little girls.

There is nothing clever about this show. It's everything Death Note could have done wrong, done wrong. The main characters are already established as being unable to lose, so why become invested in anything they do? They're just gonna win anyway. It doesn't help that the rules of the game aren't even well explained half the time.

With 11 episodes, there's no room for any read more
Jul 20, 2015
This is my first review so give me some feedback.

Steins;Gate is a story of an eccentric scientist named Okabe Rintarou as he messes around with various things in his lab with his friend/acquaintance Daru and childhood friend Mayuri who he holds very close to his heart. Okabe is interested in the theory of time travel, so he attends a conference held by a man proclaiming to have solved time travel. While at the conference, Okabe witnesses something extremely shocking (not going to tell you because that's the mystery of the first episode in case you haven't watched it), to which he sends a message to read more