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Sep 25, 2021
Shaft has always been my favorite animation studio due to their exceptionally unique art style and story telling methods along with creating or adapting several of my favorite series including 3 gatsu no lion, Monogatari and of course Madoka Magica. Ever since finishing up 3 gatsu it felt like Shaft has been on a steady decline as a studio, animation quality dropping and story telling becoming sub par, it was disappointing to see my favorite studio fall so far. When I first saw Magia Records season 1 I could see a low quality gacha game cash grab coming from miles away, but I still held read more
Sep 25, 2021
It’s time for a change of pace, there are definitely countless series involving sparkly idol girls who overcome every challenge easily through the power of friendship and put on expert level performances with a little bit of practice, but there aren’t enough series that are focused on how difficult it is to actually excel at performance arts. Sometimes it’s simply more entertaining to watch a brutally realistic depiction of a highly competitive industry, in this case live opera performances. Kageki Shoujo is a down to earth show about teenage girls struggling to break into a competitive industry and it is also a fairly well executed read more
Sep 12, 2021
Yoru No Kuni tells stories about problems kids face like moving on from loss or jealously between friends, its an age old story with very common themes and nothing new or original is necessarily presented, the characters are not especially memorable either.

However the music and visuals are stunning and make this short series stand out in an absolutely magical way, if you enjoy series that are short and to the point but carry strong emotional impact with how they are presented, you will enjoy this story and beautiful night world it takes place in.

This work seems like a first time production for a new studio, read more
Jun 23, 2021
With various relaxed slice of life series coming to their end I was worried I would not be able to find something to properly replace slow paced shows I watch for relaxation purposes. Thankfully Supercub brings us a warm story of a girl and how a motorbike changed her life. Its worth bringing to your attention that this show is episodic and you should not expect anything significant in terms of plot or overarching story, the show is simply a glimpse into the life of a girl and her friends who bond over their hobby. This review will cover various aspects of the show including read more
Jun 19, 2021
This series nearly went under my radar at the start of the season, but I am glad I noticed it. An original by WIT, an excellent VA cast, and a well known director, its rather amazing that this series had so little hype leading up to it. Vivy ended up being a rather excellent sci fi series and this review will highlight the various aspects of the series that were excellently executed along with a few things the series struggled with.

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Story: 8

In a world where AI will eventually wage a genocidal war against mankind, a scientist decides that they will prevent read more
Jun 18, 2021
Mashiro no Oto was a bit low profile during the season, most music anime tends to be and its primary competition this season was Vivy, a Wit Studio series with incredible production values so its not surprising that Mashiro no Oto ended up being overshadowed. However, this show is definitely a music anime that is worth watching and this review will expand on the reasons as to why you should consider giving it a try, it does a lot of things right and its one of the better recent music anime made.

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Story: 7

It is the typical story of a talented genius who read more
May 26, 2021
There are series that tend to fade into obscurity when they are finished, whether it be because their sequel took to long or perhaps they never generated a large following to begin with. Princess Principal is a series that falls into the latter category, though it has fairly high production values and arguably a very interesting setting, it never gained much traction. Personally I actually really do enjoy this series, a lot even, and as such I decided that it would be worth reviewing the first of the new movies. This review will look at the various qualities that an anime requires to be good read more
Mar 30, 2021
It has been a long time since an original anime truly pushed the bounds of the medium and really diverged from standard cookie cutter series. Wonder Egg Priority is not only original in that it has no source material, its original in that its concept has rarely been done before in any other anime series. If you have long been awaiting an anime with a dark magical girl atmosphere similar to that of Madoka or Flip Flappers, along with Mawaru Penguindrum style character designs and color pallets, with all the symbolism included of course, then this is a must check anime from the 2021 winter read more
Mar 28, 2021
Few series can truly capture the feeling of childhood, the innocent wonder and curiosity children have towards everything, the refreshing feeling of every situation being new and exciting, and of course the hilarious antics children get up to with their friends. Non Non Biyori is one of these few series, and its latest season continues to deliver on some of the most enjoyable slice of life experiences that remind you of the simpler days.

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Story: 8

If you are watching this season then you generally have an idea of what the story is going to be about. Like previous seasons, it is the same read more
Dec 26, 2020
Idol anime is something in the anime community that is quite contentious, unlike regular slice of life series, very few people watch idol anime for the sake of watching idol anime, and most fans either love or hate the genre altogether. The fanbase to outsiders are considered to be annoying or obsessive, while people on the inside view outsiders as closed minded. Due to the opposing views this review will focus heavily on reviewing the series from the perspective of somebody who is already an idol anime fan, this review is not made to sell the average person on idol anime but to highlight to read more