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Dec 8, 2021
Preliminary (10/12 eps)
I feel as though if you replaced hockey with any sport, the story would still make sense. It could be basketball and literally nothing would change. This is ultimately the problem with this series. The characters fairly boring, they don't even do that great a job of trying to explain hockey, or why you should care. There's no hook, no reason to see why our girls enjoy this, this is why hockey is so replaceable here.

However, you can see an absolute love for the sport. Both the animation and the soundwork are outstanding when it counts. They've replicated the sound of hockey perfectly, the animation ...
Oct 31, 2021
Another (Anime) add
Another is a rare show in that it proves you can find humor in anything. A bunch of High Schoolers mysteriously dying? It's fucking hilarious! Why is this? Because these deaths are all pointless and stupid! The first two episodes are pretty good, I will say, in fact they setup the story nicely.

But it starts falling apart with the first death, because they're stupid deaths. In fact this whole premise starts unraveling incredibly fast. One character you're left thinking "Are they dead? Can our MC see the dead?" Nope, she's just ignored by the entire class and teacher, because mystic bullshit reasons.

I've seen this ...
Sep 24, 2021
This has to be one of the worst series I've watched in a good while. I'd have dropped it, but I thought "It'll improve!", in fact the first handful of episodes were pretty good, visually it stood out from other magical girl shows and it seemed like this would be a hit. It just falls into mediocrity however, leaving you to not care about the plot or characters ultimately.

I'll give them credit where it's clearly due. They try to present an emotionally mature story, but they fail to that, rather this "emotionally mature story" is just boring. Evil Magical Girls is a trope ...
Aug 31, 2021
Preliminary (4/6 eps)
I have zero connection to the franchise as a whole, I never watched the movie, never read the book, I vaguely knew this existed and it was in my Plan to Watch, so I gave it a shot, hoping I would see why Starship Troopers was regarded so highly. Unfortunately what I got instead is...not that.

I can excuse the animation being dated, it's from the late 80s, not everything holds up well. But this lacks the political nuance of the original, you don't know anything about the Federation, aside from that their soldiers are looked down upon(?), mothers don't want their son's joining, and ...
Aug 22, 2021
Preliminary (8/13 eps)
Coming into this season I knew I had to watch this show, to the point where I went out of my way to buy both available volumes of the manga. And to be honest? I'm not disappointed! Quite the opposite really. While they do cut out certain story arcs(Old Kouka Writer for instance), they do a good job of telling a cohesive story with some maturity to it. While the buelemia story wasn't exactly handled the best, I feel overall they stick the landing with the more mature stories.

This is one of those shows where I keep wanting to watch more. The bubbly art ...
Aug 15, 2021
Evangelion was always weird. Is this any exception? No. In fact it's even weirder, to the point where you're left wondering "what are they even doing?" But it's enjoyable. I feel this was the strongest of the four films, presenting us with with hope, rather than despair. Shinji becomes the person we've all wanted to see become for years, he bears the guilt, but still manages to get up again, rather than sulk and cry. Did this live up to every expectation I had? by far. I didn't come in expecting much, hell I didn't expect this film to ever actually happen, but it did. ...
Jul 3, 2021
This is a series I absolutely loved while it aired, it seemed like an interesting twist on isekai, while tackling a lot of personal issues, but by the time we got to episode 10, it was becoming clear that this would not stick the landing. Rather this "special episode" shows the entire problem with Wonder Egg.

With more than half the episode being a recap, it leads to a lot of groaning. It's clear that the production was massively troubled and this is the result. But story wise nothing made sense, rather they decided instead of wrapping up what they gave us, they would ask ...
Apr 4, 2021
This is one of the shows I definitely slept on until last year. I went into it blind, not knowing a thing about the series, besides "girls with swords", but it was for the best. This was an amazing ride from start to finish, the characters were excellent and the music was just as great.

The action was well paced and did not feel out of place, which for a series like this is a welcome sight. Overall it's basically lesbians with swords on stage, with a weird giant giraffe. Is he ever explained? No. But that's the beauty of Starlight. They don't need to ...
Mar 13, 2021
Preliminary (3/6 eps)
This series is essentially taking tropes from 70s and 80s Super Robot and bringing them into the 90s. The animation still definitely holds up, despite looking slightly lower quality for 1999. The story isn't exactly that good, but you don't come into giant robot anime expecting something good. If you're a fan of old school mecha, you'll enjoy this without question. The mech designs are excellent and are the strongest point of this series. It feels like they try to give a "realistic" view on super robot tropes, without doing something depressing like Evangelion.

The dubbing itself isn't that bad. Despite being a ...
Mar 12, 2021
Preliminary (9/12 eps)
I was hyped going into this, I enjoyed what I read of the manga, but the anime just isn't that good. They don't seem to follow anything, rather skipping around and making it up as they go. They skipped a major storyline, which seems like they're going to just make that the finale for some odd reason.

Of all the shows I'm watching, this one is my least favorite. If it weren't almost over I would drop it, because it's bad. I'm not sure how they managed to do it, but they turned a pretty good book into a pretty mediocre adaptation.

There's some good supernatural ...

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