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Aug 14, 2016
Let me start by saying that Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. or Oregairu for short, does many things right. Coming out of the show, you know that what you’ve just watched was a cut above the typical rom-com you expected. Why? Well, that’s easy—because of the unique cast of characters that can be found within Oregairu.

In particular, it is Hikigaya Hachiman who deserves the MVP award. It is through him and his fantastically cynical inner monologues that we are granted a much more realistic, and therefore relatable perspective on youth. Time and time again, anime gives us these clichéd protagonists, whose idiocy read more
Aug 7, 2016
Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita. or Yuushibu for short is by no stretch of the imagination a masterpiece. With that being said, it is also by no means without its merits. Yuushibu is fine; in fact, in places it’s even good. It plays to the strengths of its premise just enough to be considered fun, and that’s ok—allow me to explain why:

The story of Yuushibu follows Raul Chaser: a would-be hero, if not for the fact that the Demon Lord has already been defeated. With his dreams crushed, and him in need of finding a way to make ends meet, read more
May 13, 2015
Tsuritama is a show that will exceed your expectations. It will lure you in hook, line, and sinker, and make you question how an anime about fishing could ever be quite so enjoyable.

The story is set in the quaint town of Enoshima. There, the show’s protagonists—Yuki, Haru, Natsuki, Akira, and Tapioca (*quack quack*)—all come together to share in a singular pastime: fishing.

It is through the characters’ forced participation to undertake in this hobby that we are able to truly understand each and every one of their personal anxieties and motivations. We are imbued with a real sense of fulfilment, as through their fishing we are read more