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Mar 23, 2019
When you look at something like Queen’s Blade Rebellion at face value, you do not think immediately “cash grab.” Or at least you hope to god that it is not. Then while you are watching it, it is very clear that the reality of the situation is clear; and it is exactly what you feared it might be. A complete nothing cash grab with no soul or style to speak of.

Now as I have said before in my previous reviews of the series, Queen’s Blade is not what many perceive it to be: A completely dumb titty anime with no plot or characters to care read more
Mar 21, 2019
Calling this a 3rd season would be a stretch. Think of this OVA continuation as: "Here are six OVAs detailing how all the characters have gone about in their journeys after the previous season." That is what we are dealing with in a nutshell. That is not to say this is a bad thing necessarily. But to put it out in just six episodes seems a bit fruitless and disappointing going into this. It is hard to evaluate this OVA without going over each episode, so that is what I will be doing through the remainder of this review.

The first episode focuses on our dear read more
Mar 10, 2019
When your tiddie anime has more depth within its plot than most non-tiddie anime in the past 10 years. You know you got some problems. Well, okay that might be a bit hyperbolic on my end. Nevertheless, when your expectations aren’t exactly that high for an anime of this genre that usually ends up falling flat on its face, you can’t help but commend it for sticking out above the rest.

Now I am not saying Queen’s Blade’s second season, subtitled Gyokuza wo Tsugu Mono (Inheritor of the Throne), is not without its flaws within its plot. It still suffers from the previous season where there read more
Feb 21, 2019
Girls in armored bikinis? Showing enough skin to show off several weak points to the enemy? What is this a schlock exploitation film from the 80s? Ah nope it’s the infamous Queen’s Blade.

Many things have been said about this anime since its inception. Scorn for its negligent fetishistic debauchery and unwillingness to give any damns what prudes both in and outside of the anime community thinks about it. I always admire this approach when making an ecchi series fun and exciting to watch; at least in comedy form. When it comes to making it into a dramatic series that involves adventure and action, it can read more
Mar 16, 2018
Despair and hope. Both of these terms may seem opposite from one another, but they do come in contact when dealing with nearly impossible odds. Stories that involve coming back home from Homer’s The Odyssey or go through a journey to accomplish an impossible task from J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings have similar tones and themes. Despair involves the daunting odds of the protagonist(s) defeating the conflicts that arise that give us, the audience, a sense of dread and makes us care for our characters to succeed. Hope is the audience’s reaction that they feel out of the despair that we see from the read more
Feb 3, 2018
Fun and simple stories are always welcomed. Children’s fantasy as a genre fits these two things correctly. We’ve all grown up with these timeless tales that transformed us at the early stage of our development. There was once a time in anime, specifically in the 70s, where studios adapted old children’s literature from the late 19th to early 20th century. Mary and the Witch’s Flower gives off these vibes from my experience viewing it.

This is the first animated feature by Studio Ponoco, a studio founded by former Studio Ghibli lead producer Yoshiaki Nishimura and several staffers that joined him after Ghibli decided to pause all read more
Dec 24, 2017
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When is it the best time to watch an anime with cute girls in maid outfits parodying adorable anime tropes? Anytime. Whether they can be enjoyable to watch or not is anyone’s prerogative. But how often do we get these shows? Entirely too often in my opinion. With that said, when one of them clicks, they become a worthwhile, laugh-out-loud experience.

Blend S proved to be the funniest slice of life anime of 2017. It comes right down to the jokes, characters, comedic situations, and dialogue. All of these aspects meld together successfully to make an enjoyable anime that pulls off even the most stereotypical jokes read more
Jan 20, 2016
Ecchi has never had a big presence in the widely niche genre that is Yuri, or Shoujo Ai as it’s more accurately called. Yuri has always been a genre that I’ve always leaned toward the “erotic” side than the actual “romance” one, only because most of the anime tend to be too sugarcoated with soap opera quality stories. That doesn’t mean that I think there can’t be any ones that are good, I just think yuri fans deserve better than Valkyrie Drive Mermaid if they want their “dumb ecchi anime.”

If I had to describe the quality of Valkyrie Drive Mermaid in a very short statement read more
Jan 14, 2016
Taking old anime and rebooting them for current anime viewers has not been done before. Many reasons are that the visual quality of the old anime shows, for the most part, have not aged well, especially trying to view a stream of one that is of low quality and bad subtitles. One big example is Space Battleship Yamato 2199 in 2013, regarded by many as a suitable remake of the classic space opera from 1974. Here we have Ushio to Tora, a reboot of a 1992 10 episode OVA based on a 6 year long manga in 1990. I was not aware of their existence, read more
Jan 9, 2016
Do you ever have that one anime where you feel as though there was many things going on but still feeling like there was no impact to any of it? Anime that are of the action genre often come into this dilemma. Ones that have an overarching story that tries to make it grand and epic, only to squander it by not giving much to go on. It doesn’t help with a short 12-13 episode season. Considering that Owari no Seraph had a 2nd season in the same year in order to facilitate its story longer and still come off short is basically rubbing salt read more