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Jan 18, 2018
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Light-hearted, comedic, and and a lot of fun. Not fun as in action-packed and filled with cliff-hanger moments, but fun in the way only good slice-of-life can be. Looking at the characters and their happy lives just gives you a warm feeling in your stomach, while at the same time making you wish your own life was that happy-go-lucky. Seriously, these characters looked forward to every new day, and I looked forward to every new episode.

Note: it’s not a high school anime, even though some of the characters are that age. It’s a workplace anime, albeit the workplace is a maid café.

Each character was innately read more
Jan 16, 2018
Boy am I glad I decided to pick up this anime. I’d been looking for something like Saiki K no Psi-Nan, one of my all-time favourites, and found this on the list of recommendations. The two anime are actually totally different in many aspects, but Hoozuki no Reitetsu definitely filled the void left by Saiki K, at least for a little while.

The anime was fun to watch, it was interesting, it had an utterly brilliant and hilarious set of characters, and it even ended up teaching me a lot of Japanese folktales and history. Granted, there were a lot of references that I either needed read more
Jan 11, 2018
An interesting show that starts off well, but ultimately goes down-hill after it decides to ignore the built-up mysteries and instead introduce a massive cast of one-dimensional characters.

Okay, it’s not as bad as that makes it sound. There are parts of the series that are seriously good, and I’d still definitely recommend it to people that liked anime like Zetsuen no Tempest or other magic/action shows with a lot of exposition.

The world building was really good, and succeeded in creating a intriguing society that had only fairly recently begun to harness magic as a form of science. There were some big mysteries in the read more
Jan 11, 2018
Final verdict: Absolutely awesome. I can’t remember being this engrossed in a series for a long time; I couldn’t put it down from start to finish.

Fantastic storyline, it had all the things one would hope for. Hero with a heart of gold, psychopathic villain with an existential crisis, incredible action scenes, moral lessons, and a few tear-jerking moments too – both happy and sad. Basically the only thing it didn’t have was romance (and I suppose you could even argue that if you wanted).

The art was really good; I’m glad it wasn’t a cutsey style because it really wouldn’t have fitted here. The CGI read more
Jan 9, 2018
If you liked Michael Grant’s Gone series, or thought, ‘hmm, I really like the premise of a bunch of kids being trapped in an inevitably hopeless situation where they end up dying gruesome deaths for utterly terrible reasons’, then King’s Game is for you.

I think I picked it up for the same reason I picked up School Days, or the same reason people click on a spoiler when they know they shouldn’t: curiosity. I wanted to know why this series was so infamous, especially when the synopsis sounded interesting. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about.

I don’t know why I found read more
Jan 8, 2018
I was much more impressed by this anime than I expected it to be, it was something I randomly came across on Crunchyroll and didn’t expect much out of. Granted, I had been spoilered for the basic premise so knew what I was getting into on that front, but regardless, thought it would be handled sloppily and immaturely (like some others I could mention).

I’m glad I was wrong. It’s really hard to say without spoiling, but I’m going to try on the off chance that you’ve read this without actually reading the synopsis on MAL first.

The characters were developed well, some more than read more
Jan 7, 2018
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

I’ll just start out with this. Most people jabber on and on about the ending, and how it’s a beautiful finale to a masterfully told story. Sorry guys. The ending didn’t really touch me. Maybe it’s because I’d just finished reading ‘A Monster Calls’ by Patrick Ness, and nothing can compare to that in terms of touching the reader’s soul.

I did love Kousei though. The best part of the series by far. He was a brilliant MC, his struggles and breakdowns were so perfectly and realistically portrayed that I was amazed at the way he handled each situation, and was read more
Jan 4, 2018
If you’ve made it this far into the Gintama series, chances are you’ll be watching this regardless of any reviews or recommendations. You’re probably invested in the characters, not to mention the buildup to the finale that has gradually been revealed through the last two arcs.

This arc isn’t like that. It’s the slip arc, which actually takes place before the farewell shinsengumi arc, so you can expect to see old faces here. (I’m talking the Shinsengumi, Otsu, Ikumatsu, Tetsuko from the Benizakura arc…) This season of Gintama is actually more of a return to the original, before everything got serious. Pure silliness for 13 read more
Jan 3, 2018
Blood Battle Blockade & Beyond (or B3&B)

It’s more of the same, what’s not to love?

There’s no real point in me sitting here giving a detailed review on BBB s2 when it is so nearly identical to s1. If you liked s1, you’ll almost certainly like s2, and that’s basically all there is to it.

Actually, wait up a sec. There is a caveat, don’t go into s2 expecting it to have any real plot until the last 2 episodes (so yeah, the same formula as the first season). If you go into it expecting the series to move on with the storyline presented at the very read more
Jan 3, 2018
Note: I haven’t seen the original, so this review is purely about the 2017 series.

All in all, a lovely anime. Serene and profound. Philosophical but not hard to understand. Almost every episode is a complete stand alone story, and really nicely wrapped up. Each story makes you go ‘aah, that is brilliant.’ There’s a peaceful setting and mood, a muted colour palette and quite a slow pace. Music works out perfectly for the anime.
I found the anime to be unique (I mean, I know it’s a remake and all, but I’m saying the actual story of Kino no Tabi itself is unique. I’m sure read more