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Aug 21, 2021
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This show upset me, and I’m usually lenient on most things I watch. I generally enjoy any media about ninjas, and this “supposedly” had a Romeo x Juliet love-story. Of course, I was sold! Unfortunately, the execution, flat characters, and the general angst and unwarranted bloodiness the show is drenched in turned me off. For starters, I was surprised by the ninjas' zany, X-Men-like abilities, but I let it go. Some historical fantasy can be fun.

First, I fully understand a show about ninjas could (and probably should) get bloody/realistic, but, here, the deaths hold no weight. Characters die gruesomely (some worse than others), but I read more
Sep 27, 2020
I could watch this foolishness over and over all day. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo has infinite “crackhead energy.” This is a show that is equally as fun in both the dub and sub. The first season actually has a semblance of a plot and multiple callbacks to random flashbacks. Nothing here makes sense, and that is its true beauty.

I like light-hearted, quirky characters, so watching this show has always been a blast for me. If you don't like slapstick and zany characters, your enjoyment will probably skew much lower than mine.

Bo-bo-bo turns common anime tropes on its head while cracking an egg and frying two strips read more
Jan 31, 2020
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Scissor Seven is a funny, quirky show with excellent animation. I feel like this might have been adapted from a webtoon or something because the pacing is break-your-neck fast. I still know next to nothing about any of the characters, but I would not mind seeing more of them either. (I see there are some OVAs, so hopefully, they flesh out the story). By the time, we find out some interesting character backstory, it’s the last episode ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Also, the last-minute world-building felt abrupt. Just bam! Here’s the guy who has come to take you out, and it is because of xyz! Still, that was a read more
Sep 3, 2018
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Yeah, you really can't force a heartwarming story. Could be due to the length. That's why this short movie fails for me, even though it had all the makings for a good story/my favorite tropes:

1. Morally gray, anti-hero only cares about himself until he finds something, cute, plucky kid he begrudgingly protects.

2. A mixture of bumbling and competent villains

3. Ninjas and/or samurai

SN: The fox boys' voices are annoying to me. Too cutesy.

Overall, this is the equivalent of a children's' Saturday morning cartoon. No real character development but cute animation and a seemingly fun story (though I was pretty bored). Again, I think if this had read more
May 26, 2018
Maybe this movie just didn't appeal to me.

Sure, the animation was cute with that Studio Ghibli flare, but I found the characters pretty paper thin. I didn't feel anything emotionally for Mary or Peeta or Mary's weird-necked great aunt.

The story just really dragged on for me, and dare I say it... I thought Mary was being a bit of a Mary Sue at first. Thankfully, that got a bit deconstructed. Now, the last 15 minutes of the movie started to spark my interest, but who wants to wait that long?

Overall, a cutesy film but not one that leaves you fangirling or thinking about it read more
Mar 27, 2018
TLDR: Ouni is the best part.

STORY:
Children of the Whales is ridiculously angsty. I mean there is some heavy stuff that happens early on with a character death that we're SUPPOSED to care about *eye roll.* It's like nachos but there's only one tortilla chip submerged in a sea of cheese.

The story finally picks up around episode 7, but who really wants to wait that long? Not me usually...

To be honest, for a story centered around emotions it took too many episodes for me to feel anything.

On top of that, the slice-of-life element leaves a serious mood whiplash.

SN: WHY IN THE WORLD DO WE read more
Mar 5, 2018
An excellent story with characters that aren't grating! I enjoyed reading this story from beginning to end though the ending is majorly lackluster. #sorrynotsorry :p

I adored Ukyou greatly, and his and Kureha's cat-and-mouse (better yet rabbit) relationship sets a great foundation for the story. Honestly, I enjoyed finding out about his familial background a lot!

Also, I liked Kureha. At first, I thought she was going to be annoying, but she is an actual shoujo female character that can stand up and protect herself. Since entering this school, she is able to form real friendships and romantic relationships (come on now, it's shoujo. we live read more
Dec 31, 2017
Preliminary
Absolute trash. This is emotional abuse the shoujo.

If you want a shoujo lead with no self-esteem, who cries all the time and ignores the well-meaning advice of her friends and family to drop her butthole of a boyfriend, then this is for you!

Shoujo-lovers, we are all used to angsty or playboy tsunderes, but this guy, Hayato, is basura (read: trash). He constantly disrespects Fumi, cheats on her countless times (within 4 chapters), and only spends time with her when her legs are opened if you know what I mean. He's so used to dogging her out that when he even thought she was with another read more
Dec 13, 2017
I didn’t enjoy this show, but it had some redeeming qualities. The best way I can put it is that The Seven Deadly Sins is like a strawberry smoothie with a little mucus mixed in. Ban and Gilthunder and King’s past are some of the absolute best things about this show. I enjoyed the slow development of who the big bad bosses really were and some information about Meliodas’ true origin. Fight scenes are nicely-executed as well.

However, I was really turned off by the copious blood vomits/spit-takes (it's like the blood spews out in two forms: bite-sized nuggets and water hose pressure DX), Meliodas’ read more
May 18, 2017
I wasted too much time trying to read 28 volumes. If this story could have been condensed and stopped its repetitiveness (Nakia's evil schemes, whether or not Prince Kail and Yuri will have relations, and Yuri getting framed for some scandal, etc) I would have liked it much more. I just wish almost raping the female MC would stop being used as a plot device. This shoujo is from the 90's and I still see that in modern shoujos.

Now, I'm not saying Red River (English Name) didn't have its shining moments. I liked seeing Yuri go from a confused high school girl to read more