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Jun 6, 2009
K-On! (Anime) add (All reviews)
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I've found K-On to be a fantastic light-hearted story with a refreshing lack of drama. I think the reason it's stood out so much for me this season is that the carefree aesthetic of the show is really quite refreshing. With other hard-hitting drama shows like Eden of the East are building tension and suspense through the whole episode, K-On gives an opposite approach, and really doesn't push any sort of seriousness on the viewer.

Ignoring the parameter of anime, even in American television shows these days, it seems like everything is over-dramatized and so many inconsequential scenarios are built up to read more
Apr 19, 2008
FLCL (Anime) add (All reviews)
FLCL is as close to a piece of literature as you're ever going to get with an anime series. Fast paced as it may be, the story beautifully presents a theme of growing into maturity, and accompanies it with stunning visuals I've yet to see surpassed. Many comments have been made on how plot is very difficult to follow due to both its speed, and also because of all the symbols, motifs, and dialogue that doesn't reveal its meaning until the very end. Never in any anime have I seen foil characters like Amarao and Ninamori played as such a beautiful literary read more