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Aug 14, 2015
Don't be fooled with the action sequence in the first episode. It's more into a slice-of-life based on a time-travelling aspect with some fighting scenes along the way.

Noein: to Your Other Self is a fairly older anime from 2005-2006. Directed by Kazuki Akane and made by often collab scriptwriter Hiroshi Oonogi, I realized certain elements from Akane’s and Oonogi’s Birdy the Mighty: Decode and The Vision of Escaflowne (that one only was done by Akane.) All have used a sci-fi/fantasy background, incorporating genre-bending along with multi-layering story lines as well a somewhat simple premise that slowly builds up. Many themes are quite similar, but its read more
Aug 12, 2015
Kemonozume is obviously not your typical anime. I knew what I was expecting from the director Masaaki Yuasa, known from his critically acclaimed works such as Kaiba, The Tatami Galaxy, Mind Game, and the most recent work of 2014 Ping Pong the Animation. The surrealistic art style, jarring enough to see the choppy yet dynamic movement, and the unconventional means of using a diverse set of characters to get the message across its audience would be also in Kemonozume. I was half right.

What I didn’t expect was the copious amounts of gore, sex, and nudity that were there. However, I did get used to read more
Jul 21, 2015
When it comes to an experimental anime like this, it’s quite difficult to give a conventional score. Even more so, Casshern Sins tends to polarize the audience into two groups: either calling it a work of art or being bored as hell by it.

Here’s a good test whether you may or may not like it.

Are you an anime fan one who:
A) Tolerates a continuously oppressively grim atmosphere and a snail-paced plot?
B) Forgives gaping plot holes for the sake of appreciating the heavy symbolism and existentialism?
C) Is fine with an acrobatic fist-fight for every single episode?
D) Doesn’t mind sparse dialogue, one-note and read more
Jul 2, 2015
I was frankly disappointed with the untapped potential that could really make Zankyou no Terror a masterpiece. However, it took the route of a mystery/thriller and forgot to add a solid script, ruining much of its promise.

When I first saw this show, I never fell for hype behind this. Yeah I know... as a self-recluse introvert, I live in a cave and I don’t follow anime on a seasonal basis, but a friend recommended this to me after a long hiatus. I later found out about the director being Shinichiro Watanabe, the same one who made the classic Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo and the read more
Jun 17, 2015
Having a somewhat lackluster ending from the prequel I’ve never expected the quality difference between the prequel and sequel of the anime. I’ve watched the OVA (the Cipher) before this sequel. I recommend you should too as it is a liaison between the two parts.

*I will note that this sequel is more violent than its prequel. There is a reason why it’s rated R while the other is P-13. It follows a more mature subject matter and there are decapitations and yanking limbs.*

However it’s not violence and edgy scenes is what makes a better sequel.

*I will also note that it is mostly spoiler-free and read more
Jun 17, 2015
Birdy the Mighty: Decode, as I’ll refer it to as, isn’t what I expected based on its cover. It’s a mixed-genre show with some fun action and entertainment. However, by no means is this a terrible show, but it is fairly above average and competently made.

* I will note that this is far from an ecchi anime. It's actually a reboot to the 90's 4 episode OVA.
* I will also note that this is based on a more objective 5 as the mean instead of 7 in standard grading.

Story- 5/10

Intergalactic criminals have opposed the Federation and snuck into the backwater planet called Earth. Now read more