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Dec 12, 2018
Let me start this review by providing a fair bit of context in how I view stories of this genre. One thing I’ve noticed a lot in Anime Western Medieval Fantasy is how common it is to see them employ video game tropes and game-like mechanics. They’re ridiculously proliferate in the new Isekai fad that now grips the medium but they’ve also been present in non-Isekai stories like “Goblin Slayer”, “Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash” and Ichiro Sakaki works like “Scrapped Princess” and “Chaika the Coffin princess”. These stories often portray things like "partys", "classes", "stats", “guilds”, “dungeon crawling” and other such elements all of read more
Dec 11, 2018
I was a bit apprehensive about how I would perceive this film. It’s been almost two years since Sound Euphonium Season 2 ended and since then I’ve found myself losing all tolerance of the Cute Girls Only fad that remains endemic in anime. To make matters worse I knew this film would be a side story about the one pair of characters who were, in my opinion, responsible for the weakest arc in Season 2. But I was glad to find that the story had so much depth in its storytelling that I was able to look past that. And generally speaking I find that read more
Apr 4, 2011
The second season of To Aru Majutsu no Index continues from where the first season left off. Based on the popular Light Novel series, the story takes place in Academy City: a City where 80% of the population are students trained to develop superhuman powers through scientific methods. These students are known as “Espers”. But outside this city exists a religious fraction that can use Magic to counter Esper abilities. This fraction strongly detests the Science side and the two sides have been plotting each others destruction. Kamijyo Touma, the protagonist of this story, possesses a right hand that will negate all magic and esper read more
Jan 25, 2011
Admittedly, I was never much of a fan of the series. In fact I don't particularly like Haruhi all that much. I watched season one and she really rubbed me the wrong way, but I decided to give this film a try since it was getting so many positive reviews, and I’m glad I did. Simply put, this film is brilliant.

I think there are a lot of similarities between The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (TDoHS) and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (TGWLTT). I felt both were trying to give a similar lesson despite the fact that one is saying "aim for the ordinary" whilst read more
Apr 1, 2010
Let me start off by getting the more controversial stuff out of the way first: This is going to piss a lot of people off, but...I honestly liked Majutsu more than Railgun. The thing I liked about the ToAruVerse was this whole dark mystery surrounding the Magic world. I honestly didn't care much for the Science side. Touma didn't nearly come across as annoying to me as he did with most people, and I just loved the priceless comedy associated with his misfortune. Whilst there was plenty to lol about in Railgun (most of the comedy coming from Kuroko), the comedy wasn't as funny to read more