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Aug 2, 2019
It’s been a while since Danmachi has enjoyed the volatile attention of the anime community, so much so that I wouldn’t recommend jumping into Season 2 with only a passive recollection of the events or world set up by the previous season...frankly, to passive viewers of this show, I wouldn’t recommend jumping into Season 2 at all at its current stage. Danmachi sits at an interesting crossroads for a lot of people, it seems. On the one hand, it’s mired in so many narrative inconsistencies that the veritable onslaught of criticisms lobbed its way effectively chip at its armor. But on the other, it is read more
Jun 29, 2018
"Never laugh at live dragons." -(screw off Tolkien)

Hisone to Maso-tan, or, Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan as the gringos say may get a bit personal for me, but it wouldn’t be a genuine review otherwise. I consume anime like candy. It’s not so much for the sport of it, or for the sake of investing time in my hobby, or for a...primal need for self-flagellation. To me, watching anime has become my niche, obviously not to an unhealthy degree, although you could potentially say that subjecting yourself to 30+ seasonal anime in an average season with a strict no-drop policy is anything but healthy. It’s read more
Jun 28, 2018
“Mediocre!” Dude got his face ripped off (Mad Max Fury Road)

After this past season, I think it’s fair to assume that romantic comedy anime has finally reached its point of saturation. Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai, or, Tada Never Falls in Love as the gringos say, is perhaps the most blatant lie ever told through a title since “The Last Jedi”. “Tada-koi”, for short, is an “original” concept birthed out of Doga Kobo and helmed by Mitsue Yamazaki, who is perhaps most known for having directed “Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun”, a much more ambitious and consistent project than Tada-koi could ever hope to be. For a read more
Mar 27, 2018
“Don’t tease me bro!” -(Dat forehead though)

Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san, or, Skilled Teaser Takagi-san as the gringos say, is an anime that I feel a lot of people are getting the wrong impression of. Takagi-san is an adaptation of the manga of the same name by Souichirou Yamamoto that also pays homage to characters from his previous manga, Ashita no Douyubi (Tomorrow’s Saturday). Takagi-san wasn’t necessarily a project that caught my eye given any one name attached to its credits, if I’m being honest here I didn’t even bother to read a premise. I’d go so far as to say it was a series that read more
Jan 3, 2018
“You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox and now, you’re selling it...” -(I really hate that man)

Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series, or, Kino’s Journey: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series as the gringos say (they don’t), is nothing short of one of the most disappointing experiences I’ve ever had to slog through, and I’ve graduated college. This contemporary adaptation of the light novels of the same name written by Keiichi Sigsawa read more
Dec 7, 2017
"If you flip the 10, it becomes a 01!" -Some Jerk

Let me preface this pre-review by saying this, I am in love with this series, but for all the wrong reasons. Black Clover, or, Black Clover as the gringos say, is the sophomore effort of mangaka Yuuki Tabata, and it is a far cry from his debut work, Hungry Joker. Hungry Joker had the unfortunate fate of being axed by the higher-ups at WSJ, thus is the fate of most new kids on the block who don't have a proper sense of what they are doing or are given little time to spread their wings. read more