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Dec 27, 2018
People might say it's average, it's uninspired, yet so many seem to love it. Who's right? All of them. When you look at it from one angle you could see the moe-pandering, erotic comments, factory-line melodrama. Yet, you could look at it from another angle and see the sometimes well-realized characters, sometimes more sensible humor, sometimes more interesting banter.

"Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai" is a Frankenstein mixed bag of stitched-together conventions done well, and to me that is it's main problem. The anime doesn't have a strong identity and the plot takes the backseat, quickly appearing as random gimmicks that mess with ...
Jul 1, 2018
Approaching Rokka no Yuusha with the expectation of a moderately-average fantasy story will meet you with quite the surprise! For me, the surprise was quite pleasant.

As far as premise goes, Rokka no Yuusha is your typical heroes hunt down the demon king storyline. It's been done hundreds if not thousands of times before, and the premise itself never really becomes anything notable. However, the unexpected area where this show shines is in its characters! The story almost writes itself with the characters as the focus, rather than preparing for the next plot-event in the "epic" storyline. The cast felt very genuine and dynamic and all ...
May 22, 2018
This show is just too convoluted and dull, yet its gravest sin is that it'll be just good enough that you'll watch the whole thing. Its got a neat concept, but played through a mostly-cheesy series of uninspired events - featuring a corny ham-fisted romance and an absolutely cringe-inducing villain (on so many levels). The show doesn't feel very planned-out at all and just does as it pleases most of the time. Everything is so convenient, at times to literally nonsensical degrees that it becomes frustrating. Yet there's some really well choreographed action shots (while not many), some funny lines (here and there), some great ...
May 11, 2018
Alien 9 (Manga) add
This is a great expressionist manga, using wild levels of creativity and story-design to build abstract themes in-direct to the main events going on. I took Alien Nine as almost a metaphor for more real experiences involving relationships and maybe being behind the curve as people you know get more invested in their own. The characters aren't very developed, neither is the story's setting itself, but it creates this visceral atmosphere where the emotions are almost what's leading the way. It's really a unique experience, maybe a bit similar to some things you'd see in the weirder parts of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Even-so though, I ...
May 10, 2018
To 'Fate/Stay Night',

You were the first anime I ever watched and I used to absolutely love you, and your soundtrack stands as one of the most atmospheric in anime for me to this day! However, you haven't aged well at all. Your animation's very clunky and the details are lacking much of the time. I was willing to forgive you, but you're just so barren of events. You try to deliver a slow character-intensive thrilling experience, but you just absolutely fail to deliver. Rin stands as an exposition dump this time around for basically the entire series. The characters basically just voice their worries, how ...
May 10, 2018
This is a great watch for those who're already a tad familiar with Fate/Stay Night. As a standalone it's a bit lacking in context, but either way it'll still be a good watch. It's a simplified version of a much longer story, but it's pretty tastefully done and the directing is fantastic. The dialogue is also noticeably better then the TV counterpart (which was extremely hit-or-miss at times), while still certainly being cheesy. But Fate/Stay Night is mostly dumb fun with maybe a bit of emotional investment for some. It's not exactly the most intense of Battle Royale story-lines, but you gotta give Kenji Kawaii ...
Feb 17, 2018
Re:Creators (Anime) add
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (13/22 eps)
I didn't expect anything special, but I would've if I knew beforehand this was written by the creator of Black Lagoon. Right off the bat you'll be getting Fate Zero vibes, which also makes sense (beyond some basic similarities) since the same director worked on both.

The premise is neat in having characters from different genres collide and sometimes test eachother's philosophies. I couldn't say who exactly each character represents since most are pretty specific, or like a mixture of shows. Because of this, I personally don't think "Re:Creators" is effective at being a parodic commentary on anime genre tropes. Luckily (or maybe not) the show ...
Feb 15, 2018
Simoun (Anime) add
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (12/26 eps)
To those of the present, this one's pretty similar in premise to "Darling in the Franxx" with coupling pilots and focus on their relationships, and I'd say this is better in most ways. One reason being the lore of "Simoun" plays better with that basic idea of couples as pilots. It paints an asexual picture on those who are pilots and tries to present them as heavenly, yet they at some point are to be removed from their places and merge into regular society, in their Holy Land, with the gender they each decide on. This part of the lore is interesting, and it gets ...
Jan 15, 2018
Gyo (Anime) add
Mixed Feelings
In short, don't watch this - read the manga. If you refuse to read though, this is still fairly entertaining while irritating.

The original comic is of horror by famous mangaka Junji Ito. This movie turns that into a thriller disaster flick and while it doesn't completely ruin it, it dampers the experience and makes it completely ridiculous later on (seriously, whoever was in-charge of the soundtrack must be insane). The biggest issue with this movie is that the director clearly didn't agree with the horror of the original, he must've not thought you could make regular fish scary. Well I beg to differ, but he ...
Dec 11, 2017
This is a straight-up gem people! Randomly clicked on this and didn't even need to smoke another bud. This OVA is just crazy story and action, imagine "Inferno Cop" with an actual budget. It's that 80's indie Japanese goofy comedy style, but with the stakes turned high with a hilariously random plot and directing. It's almost that the OVA tries to give the impression it's not intending to be funny, but just happening to be telling a story in a strange way. It's almost a parody of anime as a whole. The dialogue's always quirky and funny, the character's never leave a dull moment. They're ...

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