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Nov 20, 2022
Mixed Feelings
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Romantic Killer is a somewhat unique reverse harem where the main character isn't overshadowed by the personality, looks and status of her peers but rather she herself is the role model for others to strife towards.

I think Anzu is definitely a major contributing factor to what makes this anime entertaining. She has a radiating personality; her hands-on mentality, maturity and empathy spreads to the people around her and makes them challenge themselves to become a better person. It's definitely nice to see how much Anzu is valued as a person not just by her friends but everyone else around her as well. ...
Oct 30, 2022
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If you are fellow enjoyer of women with red hair then Quintessential Quintuplets should be the Anime for you. For a lot of people it is ... or I can imagine it used to be until they saw the movie and the conclusion of the series. I have had some hopes for the movie as I was positively surprised by the second season but unfortunately the movie didn't live up to my expectations.

As a heads up: I will be using the term "true heroine" from here on. For those unfamiliar with the term: The "True heroine" is the girl that ends up ...
Oct 24, 2022
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Beautiful movie. Admittedly, I am very likely biased and I hold it in higher regards than I should but I think this movie delivers everything I expected from it. This says a lot, considering I have had my gripes with the main series as some story threads didn't develop into the direction I hoped.

I'm not going to talk about the first ~33 minutes here, as they are essentially a short recap of the third season and add nothing of value. The core of the movie, the story Katsuya and Kyouko, starts after that and spans until the end of the movie with ...
May 26, 2022
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Mamoru Hosoda hasn't been playing his A-game for a good while now. Bakemono no Ko was kind of alright but fell short of being really good and Mirai no Mirai failed conceptually on all levels. Acknowledging this, you can probably imagine that I didn't expect too much from someone whose last good movie came out 10 years ago. But here I am. I gave Belle a watch and the movie pretty much met my expectations.

Beating around the bush would be unnecessary, so I'm just gonna state the obvious: Belle (the movie itself) really lacks some sort of direction. That's it. That's what ...
Jun 12, 2021
Mixed Feelings
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Well, this is a difficult one. Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi's synopsis striked me when I first saw it. A disabled protagonist? That is rare in Anime as a whole. I was expecting this movie to deal with its characters in great depth, especially Josee who is obviously facing unique challenges in life due to her disability, but after watching the movie I realized that I had my hopes a little bit too high.

The synopsis kind of gives away what the entire movie is revolving about. Josee spends most of her life more or less confined to her home with only her ...
Feb 3, 2021
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
I'm sure a lot of people stumble over Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi when they read through the overall discourse on various social media platforms. Violence on a new level is what apparently makes this anime stand out so much from others of its kind and yet it is rarely mentioned that it is far from being the first anime to do so - I remember the first episode of Mahou Shoujo Site turning many viewers down due to the extreme violence that Aya was subjected to by her brother.

If we look at how Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi (aka. Redo of Healer) portrays its characters we ...
Oct 29, 2020
Mixed Feelings
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To me, SaeKano has always stuck out from other romantic comedies of its kind due to its parodistical approach to the genre and how it plays with its own tropes that it makes use of. At the same time it doesn't really stray away too much from what romantic comedies are supposed to be and also pays attention to character development. Something that I've always liked in particular was the narrative approach to Megumi's and Tomoya's relationship development as it's reflected within the series in the writing of their visual novel.

However, the movie left me a bit underwhelmed considering that it was ...
May 10, 2020
Fragtime (Anime) add
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Fragtime is easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I admit I went into this movie assuming it would be some sort of mature and serious romance between two girls (the likes of which is rare in Anime as a whole) but that still doesn't excuse the massive letdown it is. Aside from its poor story and poor characters it also features a disgustingly high amount of fanservice, as if a relationship between two girls was just a concept to please the male eye.

Where do I begin? Misuzu Moritani can stop the time at her own volition for 3 ...
May 5, 2019
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Love Live is part of a bigger multimedia franchise. This is important to consider because the Anime serves more or less as an advertisment for the games and to create a basic level of attachment to its characters. I don't think it's justified to call the Anime adaptations a cashgrab, but all of them so far have been pretty mediocre and anyone who has seen Love Live Sunshine (LLS) knows what the expect from the movie.

If you happened to like LLS, that's great. You will probably like "Over the Rainbow" (OTR) too, as it does essentially nothing different from the TV series. ...
Apr 16, 2019
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Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku or Now and then, here and there (NTHT for short) is one of those older niche Anime which, to this day, I still see people talk rather positively about. After finishing it yesterday I can't help but feel quite underwhelmed as NTHTs approach to war and its consequences (slavery, rape, famine and such) is extremely naive and one-dimensional.

Wars have been there for the last couple thousand years. In fact, even to this very day, there are still countries involved in war. But war isn't something that can be summed up in a few sentences or described based ...