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Oct 5, 2020
Before beginning this review, it is important that a disclaimer be made:


...and even then, do not approach it as a serious anime. Azur Lane The Animation is best seen as a tribute to the mobile game, a strictly fan-service piece of work. It is not intended to be taken as a standalone anime, or to compete with other mainstream masterpieces.

By itself, Azur Lane The Animation is a bland, generic anime with not enough character development, a rushed plot development, and seemingly subpar animations. By itself, the anime should not deserve anything read more
Feb 11, 2020
Azumanga Daioh is often hailed as the mother of all Slice of Lifes, and for a good reason. Not only does it pioneer the idea of "cute girls doing cute things" and "daily life activities with little plot," it does these two things right.

Story: 10

The lack of a story is its story. Azumanga Daioh is a classic SOL manga, where most of its content is dependent upon showing the day-to-day activities of its characters, their interactions with one another, and their general progression through life (in this case school life).

While it does have a central focus driving it along (the characters' journeys from the read more
Nov 19, 2018
Fudatsuki no Kyouko-chan is a pretty decent manga that just didn't live up to its full potential.

Story: 7
The pacing of the story is nice, but the level of development in the main premise is lacking. For a story that is based primarily on the interactions between sister and brother, the side romance element seems to be too overwhelming and forced. It feels like the author is desperately trying to "ship" the brother and Hibino out of fear of the taboo of the alternative (bro+sis ship), when in fact doing so would create a much more powerful and surprising narrative (if the sister was actually the read more
Nov 13, 2018
Among romance series, it is often rare to find a gem that fits your bill. This is especially true if you're into light-hearted romance + comedy. Most often, there's either too much melodrama, too much fan-service, or both. Chihaya-san's Fine is one of those series that, for me, happened to check as many good points as possible: It is a super-vanilla romance with a conclusive ending, sprinkled with tsukkomi-style humor, wrapped up nicely in a relaxing 4-koma slice-of-life-school-life setting.


Story: 9

The story progresses at a nice pace. You never feel like an arc is being dragged out too long. You never end up feeling super teased read more
Apr 10, 2018
It's good, but feels off.

Story: 8
Probably the best part of the series. If you go in expecting to read a story about finding yourself and understanding what it means to be a particular person, then you won't be disappointed. In that regard, the story does well.
What it doesn't do too well, in my opinion, is its romantic aspect. It feels really forced and unnatural to the flow of the story, almost as if following some kind of strange formula.

Art: 5
The biggest killer of the series. Either you like it or it bothers you the whole time. The manga is old, so it's understandable, but it's read more
Apr 4, 2018
Kimi to Kamihikooki to is a light-hearted 4-koma romance SOL that tried too hard.

Story: 5
The story is ridiculously slow for the length of the manga, the ending is not conclusive, and any conflict seems forced and childish. The concept of paper planes as a means of communication is interesting, but barely explored, and instead used more as a moe device. This series should either go down the path of being a bit more dramatic and longer or kill off the melodrama and commit to just cute kids doing cute things.

Art: 7
Average for this kind of story. Pretty cute, but also somewhat inconsistent. Everything is just read more
Apr 2, 2018
Before I wrote this review, I looked at the recommendations and it was blank. I laughed.

There's literally nothing similar to this story. It's absolutely WTF, but somehow enjoyable.

Story: 5
Don't bother. Sure, there's a central story and all, but every twist and turn seems to happen for NO APPARENT REASON. Shit just happens...because. Bad guys, good guys? NO CLUE. The ending is also meh compared to how daring the rest of the plot was.

Art: 7
Good and also bad. Too much detail at times makes some parts confusing and even unreadable, but the feelings, tone, and emotions do come through. Lots of blood and stabby stab read more
Apr 1, 2018
Gan-Kon is a fun series. There are cliches, sure, the plot isn't revolutionary, the art isn't breathtaking, but it was worth the pick up.

Story: 9
Fun is the word that best describes this action comedy ecchi romance. This is actually pretty difficult to achieve for manga of this type, since they usually degrade into a shitty fan-service piece or tension filled drama, losing the idea of "comedy" along the way.
The premise of Gan-Kon is decisively fresh. It uses the old idea of "pokemon-partners," monster guys and girls who get contracted to humans to fight one another for some goal. But, it does this well with the read more
Apr 1, 2018

This is a great example of a manga that did everything well until the very end.

Warning: Will contain spoilers about the ending, which I will discuss at the end.

Story: 7
Very sweet and cute story. Giant girl's definitely a different take on the monster girl genre (even though the idea's been done before, it's not common). It's also done well in the sense that it doesn't focus heavily on cliche fanservice. The story is lighthearted for the most part, but does get somewhat dramatic in the final arc. Even though I'm not a fan of drama, I'd still recommend reading it to the end to read more
Mar 31, 2018
While on the surface this might be your typical action harem, there are several key differences that ultimately make for a more enjoyable series than expected.

Story: 7
Pretty standard demon girl-type story. Human comes across demon, somehow gets hitched with it, works to save the world, has ecchi and romantic encounters along the way. Plot twists are pretty obvious, lots of plot armor, etc. Overall, the story isn't anything to cheer about. The ending is also rushed to hell compared to the rest of the story.

Art: 7
Standard to sub-standard. Designs on main heroines are inconsistent at times. The girls are decent-looking, but short of pretty or read more