Back to Cicada7's Profile Cicada7's Profile

Dec 24, 2020
Ao Ashi (Manga) add (All reviews)
Ao Ashi is the only Football manga that i really like. It has a very standard plot but it is executed so well that it easily overcomes its limitations. The characters are well thought but nothing spectacular, the story is fairly predictable and there is little originality to the manga. However, Ao Ashi is a manga that is very much greater than the sum of its parts.

Pros: The football knowledge in this manga is great, but is easily explained and enjoyable to understand. This is one of the standout aspects of this manga, actually making me appreciate football more. It is much more of read more
Jun 2, 2020
Bakuman is an anime that take a realistic look at the journey to becoming a successful mangaka. I can certainly see this being rather highly rated but for me it fell far shorter than i expected. My two biggest problems with this anime were its lack of good characters and story, which ultimately made me drop with anime 16 episodes in.

While Bakuman is realistic in technical aspects and probably from a mangaka's view, this does not make it a good story. The first few episodes had a strong start focusing on the skills and requirements needed to make good manga. Unfortunately after that the read more
Mar 13, 2018
My problem with Kuroko no Basket is something that seems prevalent in some other sports anime; over dramatics. That is to say that there seem to be a lot of over dramatic points in the anime that happen a lot during each basketball match.

There are literally multiple scenes in which the characters face some sort of obstacle and say "Oh my God, what are we gonna do!" and then this obstacle is overcome. These obstacles often revolve around someone being taller that the other players, or jumping higher, or moving faster. These obstacles are always overcome by simply having one of the main read more