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Jan 28, 2024
Heat Guy J (Anime) add
First and foremost I want to say that due to there being only three types of reviews - 1. Recommended, 2. Mixed Feelings and 3. Not Recommended, I was forced to set my review as "Recommended", when in fact it's sitting between "Recommended" and "Mixed Feelings".

I will get straight to the point, the characters are interesting and well developed, the story is also interesting, but the problem is the pacing and the cadence of events. What I've noticed about more popular and mainstream animes is that they get you involved into it from the start, whereas, the exposé in Heat Guy J literally takes about ...
Dec 31, 2023
Mixed Feelings
STORY: The story takes place in an elite school where students who graduate are promised being accepted in equally elite universities and a successful career. The protagonist is one such student who attends the school for the first year and is placed in class D. In the school there are classes ranging from A to D, with A being the "most successful students" and D being "the least successful students". This is in essence what sets the scene for the series - the main character is depicted with "underdog circumstances" and along with another character, they resolve to rise the ranks and seize being class ...
Dec 22, 2023
Eat-Man '98 (Anime) add
Mixed Feelings
I finally did a review for this after watching both Eat-Man 97 and Eat-Man 98 and I think this is the best way to experience this. You have to watch both in order to appreciate them despite their shortcomings.

For EM97, my biggest gripe was it being an anthology, lacking continuity and in my personal opinion being hardly coherent whatsoever. At times, I was scratching my head thinking what's going on, because despite the animation and action theme, it felt like some art house production instead - lots of metaphors, symbolism, etc. In other words, stuff I don't take too kindly to, I prefer more direct ...
Dec 22, 2023
Eat-Man (Anime) add
Mixed Feelings
I'm writing this review after watching both Eat-Man 97 (this) and Eat-Man 98. When I began watching it, I had different expectations, but I soon learned that this series was not made after the manga, but instead it was random stories by a different person who uses Bolt Crank as a centerpiece of his stories.

So this is an anthology series loosely based around Eat-Man's character Bolt Crank. Each episode is its own story and they aren't necessarily very engaging, at least not for me. The personality of Bolt Crank is more or less in line with what the original character is - silent, stoic, enigmatic, ...
Dec 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I give it 6 for being pretty grounded in reality in terms of events, science and almost everything, but the plot felt somehow lacking.

It could easily have been laid out in about 6-7 episodes instead and it wouldn't have been any worse.

The characters are interesting and relatable, it was interesting when one detective sent the other to buy him hard to find cigarettes so as to protect him from learning dangerous information, it was a cool little detail.

Overall, the plot in general is a bit far-fetched, but for animes where even more outrageous things have happened, it's not that far-fetched, just looking at from the ...
Nov 27, 2023
Mayoiga (Anime) add
I initially decided to watch it after reading both positive, mixed and negative reviews making my mind to watch it and find out for myself if it's really as bad as the majority says it is and it being only 12 episodes made it quite easy.

After watching several episodes, I can understand some of the complaints of the negative reviews that they expected more, because it can feel lacking at times. But in defense of the anime, I will say that those who were expecting more, most likely are used to everything they watch to be of epic proportions and their senses are so dulled ...
Nov 9, 2023
Preliminary (5/50 eps)
I will keep it as short and as simple as possible.

I never care about animation or quality, I've seen countless animes where people in chorus complain how terrible the animations were, yet I never saw anything wrong at all. But Gensoumaden Saiyuki is the first anime where the animation is so lacking and rudimentary that I can't help but call it "BAD", because it is. Most visible in fighting scenes that look so poorly animated it's almost painful to look at.

What I mean is there is barely any animation whatsoever. Just static images moving around the screen with some flashy background. One example is ...
Nov 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I will keep it as short as possible. If you are looking for a short version, read the last paragraph.

Looking at the cover image and reading the short resume, I was given the impression that the series would be somewhat different than what it really is. Sakon on the cover image, and even Ukon with a bit of a dumb expression both look mysterious in a way like they have their own shocking secrets and the series would be more like xxxHolic where there's one big overarching story arc and mini arcs in between that will feel like some intense, thrilling mystery, but instead it ...
Sep 30, 2023
Kiba (Anime) add
To summarize the anime, it would be like this:

A 11-13 year old trying to create his first anime story and took heavy inspiration from Star Wars, Pokemon and Bleach.

I will explain in detail in segments.

-->> Why is it like Bleach? Because Bleach had one of the most random, non-sensical and incoherent stories in anime I've ever had the misfortune of seeing, especially a 200+ episode Shounen at that. In Bleach Rukia and Orihime would get randomly kidnapped 10-20 different times and the band would go and rescue them only for the same to repeat all over with nobody learning anything from it. The second was ...
Apr 9, 2023
Preliminary (40/148 eps)
Story is about a high schooler who's the grandson of a famous detective and he and his friend always end up at the epicenter of some crime with a murder or multiple murders and the protagonist solves them.

At first I thought it was really good and interesting, but later on it became a real drag to watch. For the 40 episodes I've watched, I took two breaks from the show because I had zero desire to watch it. In the end I gave up because I realized I was forcing myself to watch it and not having much fun.

Reason why I felt like this is ...

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