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Jan 3, 2018
Lack of expectations can be a wonderful thing.

I went into Angel Beats knowing next to nothing about it. I just knew it was MAL's 5th most popular anime, yet I strangely haven't seen much discussion of it in popular anime circles. Oh, and it had something to do with the afterlife. Thus, I started the first episode with no expectations for what the show would be, or about its quality. I imagined I'd get some fun interactions, some character arcs, and some enjoyable action.

What I didn't expect was to spend the first 2 episodes cackling in laughter and the last 2 episodes drowning in read more
Dec 23, 2017
I'll keep this review short to avoid boring you, esteemed reader. In my opinion, Gurren Lagann is far from a masterpiece. It is, however, an almost perfect recreation of the imagination of a preteen/teen boy, with all the good and bad that entails. I was a teenage boy once (technically, I still am), and Gurren Lagann is exactly the kind of beautiful, over-the-top nonsense I'd dream up in my spare time. Ridiculous action that escalates beyond your wildest imagination? Check. An earnest belief in the power of humanity and one's inner strength as the driving theme? Check. Badass macho posturing so self-assured it'll make you read more