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Apr 29, 2021
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Yasuke is an odd mixed bag. On the one hand, there are several likable aspects about the characters and the audiovisuals, making the show at least somewhat entertaining, On the other, it’s kind of a dumb, heavy-handed, rushed mess. LeSean Thomas’ 2nd anime showed some promise on the outset, taking on the story of the first black samurai, all while being led by a black director and having music by several black musicians such as Thundercat and Flying Lotus. However, it feels like there were compromises made to fit this into 6 episodes while introducing very weird elements that weren’t once featured in the marketing read more
Mar 30, 2021
It’s hard not to feel at least somewhat conflicted with this first part of the Slime’s 2nd season. Part of it comes down to how inconsistent and middling the show is, but there’s another reason for this. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime is a series built around its novelty value.

The gimmick of a slime building and ruling a nation from scratch was a refreshing one, as it allowed for straight-forward fun and more vibrant animation than what one would expect from most isekai. Of course, when the charm of its premise wore off, the latter half of the first season petered read more
Mar 22, 2021
Pui Pui Molcar is one of the best anime of recent years, and you are missing out on it. Some of the ratings and reviews might be at least partially steeped in irony due to the weird memetic following works like this, Bananya, and the 2017 CGI Pingu reboot received. However, Molcar is sincerely one of the most charming, creative, and downright surreal anime of recent years.

The best part is that you can literally watch all of it in under half an hour.

So, what makes Molcar so fun? Simple: it’s a surreal, adorable comedy. Each episode is only 2 & ½ minutes, so the read more
Feb 4, 2021
Yugioh GX is a strange and confounding show. It has one of, if not the best casts in the Yugioh franchise, but it heavily underitilizes or derails most of them. It has perhaps the most likable, fleshed out, and developed protagonist in the franchise but at the cost of a lot of characters the show doesn’t know what to do with. It has some of the most conceptually interesting and narratively sound arcs in all of Yugioh, but one of them is rushed while the other has an ending that almost killed its season outright. GX has a lot of potential that finds itself capitalized read more
Dec 24, 2020
Story time.

Redline, 2009. Takeshi Koike and his team spent 7 arduous years at Studio Madhouse to produce one of the most adrenaline-fueled, well-animated films in all of anime. It bombed hard to the point where almost no film production has gone down this path since. It may go down as a cult classic a decade later, but at the turn of the decade, it was a miserable flop.

Keijo, 2016. Hideya Takahashi noticed a ridiculous sports manga about bodacious babes bumping boobs and buts off of water balconies. He and his team at Xebec took that fun action comedy romp and made it one of the read more
Dec 9, 2020
Do you like boredom? Do you like agony? Do you fancy the sensation of feeling like your soul is being pruned from your lifeless, withered husk of a body? If so, then boy do I have the anime for you! It’s called: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. I repeat, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. In just 26 episodes, you’ll feel like you were quarantined in your room for a year as all life ceases to shine from your eyes! Call now at 1-800-XXX-XXXX or text “KILL ME” to this number!

What does one go about describing Mahouka? Is it bad decorum to just go “generic OP MC with read more
Oct 18, 2020
*spoilers for a show you’ve likely seen by now*

Prologue

There are a plethora reasons to lament the current reputation of Sword Art Online. For fans, it's because they often have to be on their back foot when talking about the series. Even if they aren't ridiculed by casual and veteran snobs who claim that to be a fan of SAO is to have shit taste, they're likely put in a defensive position by default. SAO's perceived flaws are as well-documented as Sonic 06, after all. For others, the reputation keeps the conversation alive years after many wish for it to end. Even when the Ordinal Scale read more
Oct 1, 2020
Whenever someone says that the 2012 juggernaut, Sword Art Online is one of, if not, the worst anime in existence, it's really easy to want to point at more broken, insipid, and pointless pieces of shit that have come out before or since. Personally, Hand Shakers, Arifureta, Darling in the FranXX, and Irregular at Magic High School are some of the first things that come to mind. However, those people are likely only talking about season 1, as unless they're completionists, they tend to not even care about watching anything else in the franchise in fear of wasting even more time. People don't tend to read more
Sep 28, 2020
*spoilers for a show that you’ve almost definitely seen by now*

prologue

Sword Art Online is perhaps one of the most unfortunate anime in existence. While it’s still a beloved gateway anime for new anime fans every year since it began in 2012, the international multimedia empire of SAO has been a derided one for almost half a decade now. Chances are, before even reading this review, you already feel that SAO is terrible or have at least heard dozens of arguments for why the series is horrible. It's such an acceptable target that even people who like shows that have all of the problems that this read more
Aug 27, 2020
"It's just fiction, after all. Some people say it's just for fun. But it can make someone happy, or even end up helping someone." -Osamu Kuuga

The Gundam Build series has been on a decline ever since the first installment came out in Fall 2013. Gundam Build Fighters was a fun shounen-like battle series with tons of fanservice towards the franchise as a whole. The strength of its fights as well as some of the characters were at least partially a result of Kenji Nagasaki, who would direct one of anime’s latest juggernaut series, My Hero Academia. This was followed-up not even 1 year later with read more