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Apr 5, 2018
KyoAni's anime are constantly met with praise, much to my confusion because I thought all their works were boring, but Violet Evergarden carried a lot of hype with it so I thought I'd give it a test, especially since Netflix's SKIP INTRO button meant I didn't have to put any effort into adding 1.5 mins to skip the drab, generic garbage opening this had.

Getting the positives out of the way first, the art direction is beautiful IMO, and makes for very good WEBMs and screenshots.

Sadly, it seems KyoAni focused only on style, none on substance as Violent Evergarden is as much of a failure of read more
Feb 24, 2018
I'll try to make this quick, Darling in the Franxx very noticeably tries to copy themes from Evangelion and Gurren Lagann, but fails to capture the magic of either, although the combat animated fairly nicely.

I'm not quite sure why Ecchi isn't in the genres list. The show has about as much Action as Infinite Stratos, the plotline is garbage, and they focus an insane amount on lewd shots and fanservice. In my perspective, the primary genre of this show IS Ecchi.

Despite doing its best trying to be deep and establish meaningful relations, characters are overdramatic, glossed over, and fall into extremely common, predictable tropes read more
Jan 2, 2017
Starts off with some chuuni anime explanation of the lore in the show, and standard high school slice-of-life introductions and tropes. Also, I can't explain it, but it really annoyed me and really convinced me that this was going to be really bad when a character was being crushed to death by a building and the protagonist walked up to them asking if they were alright.

Overall, the show was just boring and too casual compared to Zero or Stay Night. The fight scenes were a lot closer to generic shonen than ones from the previously mentioned shows.

If you're expecting a serious show, just skip this.
Jul 4, 2016
Abuse comes in many forms and Baka na Imouto wo Rikou ni Suru no wa Ore no xx dake na Ken ni Tsuite is a work of art that deals with the controversial topic of sibling and disability abuse.

Hana Mitsui is the main protagonist's sexually attractive but mentally disabled younger sister whose voice is out of sync with the rest of her body's development during puberty. Hana's character and interaction with her brother challenges many of society's views of disability and can be interpreted in ways both positive and negative to the portrayal of disabled people.

Many can agree that among the reasons for the (il)legal read more
Sep 20, 2015
"The term cuckold refers to the husband of an adulterous wife" - Wikipedia

If Wikipedia is to be believed, then Shigatsu is a story of many cucks. Have you ever watched School Days or White Album 2 and thought, "Man I need more of this?". Well then, Shigatsu is the anime for you. As a child, the main character, whose name I don't remember because he barely speaks compared to the side characters, was a musician whose mom died and cucked his music from him. Without giving a story summary, a bunch of people meet each other and decide to help each other through a coming read more
Sep 20, 2015
I was (mildly) hyped for this show.
I kept watching it thinking the next episode was going to be really good, and I almost got it with the last a couple minutes of a certain episode making me really hyped for the next one.
And here we are, all wrapped up, and with my score, you can probably tell what I thought of it.

The story for Charlotte is dreadful, being plagued by inconsistencies, with minimal character development, and most of the development is reverted anyway so who cares at this point. Nothing even happens in term of story progression or character development for the first, I don't read more
Jan 17, 2015
Ben-To (Anime) add (All reviews)
I just realized the rating labels on the review panel were different than they were on the actual website because I gave this a 4 on my list and it was bad but giving it a 4 in the review panel rated it as decent. I found the former to be more accurate. Ben-To (no relation to Ben 10) is a show about the average self-insert harem MC who does a fight to the death in grocery stores for lunches on sale.

The characters in the show were the typical TVTropes harem girls, so just google tsundere, shrinking violet, etc. and that should give you a read more
Nov 28, 2014
Infinite Stratos is a show about some generic Japanese kid (the intended audience) who gets put in an all girl's school because he's the only male in the world who can use a Gundam. This is a major plot point that is heavily referenced and alluded to but never actually explained beyond being referenced because this show doesn't need to have a coherent storyline or characters.

The only reason anyone watches this show is for the qt girls, Germany and France are qtest btw, whose personalities are just based off various pages from TV Tropes. None of them are really important to the plot at read more
Sep 13, 2014
Looking through the list of new anime to watch and most likely forget about after I download the first episode, Madobe Nanami no Windows 7 de PC Jisaku Ouen Commercial!! appeared and I thought I was actually going to watch this, mostly because it was only one episode long, a minute in length, and on YouTube. To make this review readable, I'll just refer to it as this commercial from now on.

The story of this commercial is rather long to us from the west, because our timeslots are rather expensive and it would cost quite a bit to run a one minute advertisement during primetime, read more
Aug 30, 2014
What is a hentai? It is my belief that Hentai is the most brilliant, purest form of expression left in art. Hentai is a form of expression that doesn't tend to heed to societal norms or social pressures, making it a work of pure brilliance, compared to the politically correct and censored shows we're all used to seeing on daytime TV. Hentai is revolutionary to the world of art, so move over Ghibli, because the Rin x Sen and Ran -> Sem series is the Citizen Kane of animation, the true pinnacle of quality.

When people think of western pornography, they think of stupid stories that read more