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Aug 23, 2022
Jagaaaaaan (Manga) add
Mixed Feelings
This is an odd work.

It starts off poorly. With characters resembling caricatures, with exaggerated faces that are realistic but designed to look ugly.
However, in time, it improves, gets better and touches more complex subjects.

The chapters always remain somewhat short and it tends to turn into a battler often. The art is good and on a realistic side. The story can be somewhat simplistic at times. Lots of sex, violence, betrayals, disgusting human beings in the work. I would say it somewhat resembled Denjin-N and a few other works like that in visuals. The author also knows how to draw cute girls.

I believe that in the ...
May 25, 2022
Uramiya Honpo (Manga) add
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (57/143 chp)
I've found this manga by accident and decided that it is worth reviewing.

This is a very odd and messy work. It holds resemblance to Outer Zone, Eko Eko Azarak, perhaps also Mephisto, Hell Girl etc. There's no mysticism here, though, all things are done by normal humans. Oh, and it also resembles heavily Yamikin Ushijima-kun, though Yamikin is much more bleak.

It does have a lot of problems. For example, characters do that japanese thing where a villainous character is likely to be ugly, or if he/she isn't ugly, then during the moment where they act with malice, their face gets distorted strongly to accentuate that ...
Apr 30, 2022
Spy x Family (Anime) add
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
It is the good anime of the season and you should probably watch it.

If you've read the manga, then this is an adaptation, meaning they've transformed the work for the new medium instead of following the original to the letter. The transformation worked out great, although I feel they made Anya more child-like in the process.

If you haven't read the manga, then you're in for a treat, and likely will enjoy it a lot, as you don't know what's coming yet.

Overall... good, stylish art, likeable opening/ending, unusual characters and characters and their interactions are not cliches, plus the setting itself is very interesting (early to ...
Apr 30, 2022
RPG Fudousan (Anime) add
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
It is decent, average, but not awful. It is also peaceful (for now. There are hints).
It also features extremely awkward attempts at fanservice.

Imagine a JRPG game, like Disgaeia. With characters, classes and npcs. And imagine if those npcs were managing an house rental agency. Not protagonsit, but background characters. This anime feels like that. As if it was a slice of life of npc characters from some game like disgaea or another JRPG (final fantasy tactics, maybe?).

Characters are half-chibi. Fairly big headed, in artistic terms, i'd say they're four or five heads tall (a full chibi is 3 heads tall). They ALMOST look like ...
Apr 28, 2022
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
It is awful.

First they try to pull the Goblin Slayer intro and start the series in the worst way possible. Then they forget about it all, and spend time making pretty much slice of life with a cute mascot. Then few people get slaughtered in graphic fashion. Then bunch of characters act in completely idiotic way, and then they try some awkward fanservice.

Honestly, the only good points about this are nice backgrounds and decent music. Everything else is mostly wasted potential.

The main issue is that I've found main character to be insufferable. He is incredibly powerful, but most of the time is acting in silly ...
Apr 8, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (15/? chp)
This is an "overpowered reincarnated kid noble" type of work.

BUT.

It is very cleverly written and stands out from the never-ending pile of other works like this.

What's important. No harem collection. The kid is stoic, doesn't blush all the time, doesn't act awkwardly around people. Reincarnation is quickly thrown out of the picture, but it might be brought up again at some point. One thing that stands out the most that this does not devolve into a cheap power trip, wish fullfillment, and MC by some sort of miracle does not devolve into a Mary Sue/Gary Stu. Meaning when he does something, he gets praised, ...
Mar 26, 2022
Preliminary (70/? chp)
It is seriously not good.

I'm quite certain that this particular author created at least few more works with overpowered heroine, and they went nowhere. This one lasted the longest out of all of them, but....

Basically, this is a story of Mary Sue. The character can teleport between our world and fantasy world, and bring things over. The thing is, while there are some interesting moments, the problem is Mary Sue heroine which solves everything with ease, and additionally every character she meets pretty much becomes her ally, while every obstacle is easily overcome.

This type of work can be fun, for example, "Isekai Smartphone to Tomo ...
Mar 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (353/396 chp)
This is a huge collection of shorter horror stories each usually spanning several chapters.
The author is not very good at drawing, meaning that while there's distinct style in the artwork, it sort of gives a slightly amateurish feel to it. So if you wanted another "solo leveling" or "her summon", this ain't it, and you should be comparing it to something like "with the gods" by Joo Ho Min. Meaning not that great art, but interesting stories and themes.

Despite art work not being great, this seems to be authors life work of sorts, due to sheer size of it. The stories vary greatly in quality, ...
Mar 21, 2022
Preliminary (110/? chp)
Long story short.

It has fanservice. It is not over the top, it is not nudity all over the place, not but it is definitely written with fanservice in mind, there are half-undressed women, etc.
The chapters are very short.
The visuals, however, are quite good. Detailed characters, nice and well drawn.
Highly stereotypical character behaviors.
No darkness, the series are very calm.
The author might have a thing for people soiling themselves. This happens more than once, and it is unclear if the author is into it, or has some sort of fetish.

This title sort of resembles Isekai Nonbiri Nouka, and depicts mostly everyday life of an overpowered main ...
Mar 20, 2022
Preliminary (58/87 chp)
Propeller Heaven, Wakesei Closet... this manga heavily resembles them, sans horror aspect. It is best described as surreal slice of life with comedy elements.

This manga is following everyday lives of some highschool girls which live in a distant(?) future(?). There's no overarching storyline most of the time, every chapter the manga introduces some absolutely bizarre plot device or event, and the chapter revolves around it, and then it is usually not brought up again. The bizarre thing can be an item, a person, a place an event, anything. The "thing" usually is completely out there to the extreme, and the work frequently becomes completely surreal ...