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Jan 10, 2016
I tend to be very skeptical about both visual novel adaptations and time travel-related stories. In the first case, it's very easy to have a boring, dialogue-based story with serious problems of pacing; in the second case (and not only regarding anime) it's FAR too easy to construct an over-complicated plot with more holes than a Western movie bad guy after his showdown with the hero.

Still, Steins;Gate is praised by many people, bot for the original visual novel and the anime adaptation courtesy of White Fox studio, so I decided it was worth checking out and boy, am I thankful for that. Steins;Gate proved read more
Jun 5, 2015
Aaaah, Samidare. When a friend lent me the volumes, I thought "Well, this is gonna be the oh-so-typical manga about a princess and his servant, loaded with boring clichés". Boy, I was dead wrong. In fact, Samidare does employ some clichés and definitely has some faults, but it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable mangas I've read recently. It is a rare case of a work regarding which I'd like to be completely objective and to acknowledge each and every lacking feature of it, but its merits completely outclass everything else, proving that you can have something outstanding even if not all read more
Mar 15, 2015
Trigun (Anime) add (All reviews)
Since I haven't read the manga I don't know if this is a common problem. The story in Trigun is simply bad: it's the story of the feared criminal (though we find out he is not that much of an outlaw) Vash the Stampede, a devastator of cities who has a ridiculously large bounty on his head. Eventually, we discover that he has a pretty big score to settle with his twin brother Knives, and that's it basically. There are little to no explanations for the majority of the questions the plot arises, plot developement seems to be strictly forbidden for the most part read more
Mar 2, 2015
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is the story of Simon, a hole-digger who has lived his whole life underground. One day, he and his friend (or as they call themselves, "brother") Kamina encounter a giant mecha from the surface, a Gunman, and defeat it with Yoko, a girl who also lives on the surface. The three boys and other allies will go on a quest to save the humans from the tiranny of Lordgenome, the Spiral King who forces men to live underground. This is the story of the first part of the series, but from episode 15 onwards GL changes COMPLETELY and develops in read more
Mar 2, 2015
Koroshiya 1, or Ichi the Killer as I will address the serie from now on, is the story of a group of excommunicated Yakuza members who try to achieve money and pursue their objectives by manipulating and killing other criminals, aided by their partner Ichi, a ruthless killer. Ichi is in fact a young man in his twenties, with a dramatic past which caused his mental instability. This manga is his story as well. The author tackles themes such as violence, power, crime and the likes, adds a whole bunch of extreme violence, vices and perversions and builds a complex story which continuosly surprises read more
Mar 2, 2015
Claymore is the story of the "Silver Eyed Witches", half-human half-demon beings who fight man-eating monsters called Youma. The main protagonist is one of these witches-warriors named Claire, and the majority of the plot is about her quest for revenge. Despite the basic premise, the story evolves to become a bit more complex; in the end I found it to be Claymore's weakest aspect, as it remains largely predictable. The one time it tries to surprise the reader with a big revelation it does introduce some unexpected elements, but the author did not employ the said elements in any other way throughout the manga read more