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Oct 8, 2021
There is a stigma against fully 3D anime amongst the western anime viewing audience. To a shockingly large number of this audience, anything that is not 2D animation (or to their naivety cleverly done 3D animation that is rendered and presented in a way that looks 2D) is an “insult” to anime. I can somewhat see why they have this view due to the fact that is most situations, 3D is used as a tool of cutting corners in TV production rather than a purposeful aesthetic design choice. You see bad 3D scenes in TV anime all the time nowadays. However, to hate 3D animation read more
Aug 31, 2021
It's honestly quite hard to be in the “middle” camp when it comes to Evangelion. It seems that you either love the original TV series and hate the Rebuild films, or you hate the original TV series and love the Rebuild films. For the longest time, I would say I fit into the first camp, loving the slow, but well paced story of the OG TV series, the well-written character development and drama, and the well-crafted hand-drawn aesthetic. Now after watching the final Rebuild film, I would have to say that I mostly stay in that first camp...but...

...I cannot deny that with these rebuild films read more
Apr 27, 2021
No spoilers here.

I cannot tell you how great it felt to have an excuse to go to the theater after being away for so long (last film I saw in the theater was Tenent and that felt like ages ago) and boy oh boy just like with uFotable's other films, it really is a treat to see this film in the theater. However...some of my initial worries ended up being quite true in the case of this film.

Before I start being a debbiedowner, I will say that I LOVE the fact that this film is 100% cannon. Too many anime films go the anime original read more
Oct 7, 2020
Lupin the Third: The First is a showcase that not all anime is “anime looking”. The notion that animation has to be hand drawn for it to be “good” anime is stupid beyond belief. For many years now, there have been fully CG animation projects from Japanese studios. This just happens to be the first one that really pushes the “Pixar” levels of quality.

The film absolutely feels like a Lupin project. Lupin and his gang of thieves go to steal something. Before they are able to though, there are thwarted by Zenigata, an officer of Interpol. Little do they know that Fujiko as well as read more
Jul 29, 2020
Apparently, you have to wait until 4 episodes into a season to do a review for it. Guess the MAL staff never heard of the “3 episodes then drop” internet rule eh?

These are my thoughts after seeing the first 4 episodes. Also I think it is important to note that most of my thoughts are tied into both the entire first season and the episodes out so far in season 2. There is no gap between season 1 and 2 so it would be silly to separate season 2.

Honestly there were a lot of things that I liked about the first season of this show. read more
Jun 16, 2020
I apologize for the short blurt nature of this review. This film is part of a Pokemon film rewatch series I am doing with some friends.

We decided to thrown this film into our movie night because "hey lets get that really awful 3rd film in now so we say we watched it". This film is...hard to call a film. Its visual quality is on-par with a tv episode, the soundtrack/score for the film is quite simply awful, and the plot is extremely boring. The Unknown Pokemon are inherently interesting but they are used in such a way that trivializes their uniqueness.

Overall this is read more
Jun 16, 2020
Rewatched this with some friends recently. This is the second feature-length Pokemon film. This film, like the first one, does have a fair share of filmatic moments, as in it actually feels like a film (which funny enough is not the case for a lot of the later Pokemon films starting in the Diamond and Pearl time frame onwards).

However, while you can chalk up a lot of the issues in the first film as "hey it was their first stab at it", there are A LOT of issues in this second film. The biggest issue I have with the film is the absolute failure read more
Jun 16, 2020
This review is just a blurt of thoughts as it is part of a Pokemon watch series I am doing with some friends. I apologize for the short format.

Just re-watched this film with some friends; it's still a meh film. It is mostly enjoyable due to nostalgia reasons. However as a film, it shows its cracks in many places. The narrative seems pointless, the side characters are not fleshed out what so ever, and in a lot of spots the animation and artwork look pretty bad even for a late 90's animated film.

However, this film is still quite watchable. It isn't bad but it read more
Jun 5, 2020
My review was removed for apparently having the wrong amount of episodes watched recorded. So, thanks for that MAL staff.

This review encapsulates my feelings after seeing 10 of the episodes so far.

Finished review at the very bottom.

I am a HUGE Tower of God fan. When I first started reading the WebToon, I was floored with how interesting and griping its story and characters were. As the story progressed, the world itself started to show how much potential the series had. To this day (and mind you it is still ongoing), it is the best WebToon I've read. Everything about it feels so polished minus read more
Mar 28, 2020
The short of this is that I feel like episodes 1 and 2 were way too padded out. I feel like a far better edited version of this could exist as a 1 hour and some change film.

Also treat this as a review for all of Season 3. The scores and final opinions put the whole season into consideration. If you want a score for just these last 3 episodes, I'd give it a 6/10.

I think the results of these 3 episodes are pretty great. The series has, in my opinion, totally redeemed itself from the mess that the 2nd season and the movie brought read more