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Jan 7, 2021
This was a great movie, but not one for the faint of heart. It's a depressing, yet bittersweet tale about fish in a tank in front of a restaurant, whose fate is seemingly set in stone.

To address the biggest issue I see in this movie, I have to mention the art style. Most of the time, the CG is god awful to look at. Other times, it's tolerable. It's not even a matter of the dull colors and bland look. That can work to a certain degree in an almost "realistic" type of setting. It's hard to describe. Each human looks nasty, and not even read more
Jan 4, 2021
I have some massive mixed feelings about this OVA. I feel this is the piece of the story we didn't need to know but had its good moments.

First, I'll start by saying that you can actually split this into 2 parts as the final episode is its own arc and separate from the rest. The way I'll do my review is by starting from the serious episodes 2-5, then the 1st then last episode.

Episodes 2-5 are the actual serious parts, the meat of the story for this OVA. It opened up a pretty interesting premise, one where Rika is thrust into a timeline where the read more
Dec 27, 2020
I don't want to really write a full review because it's kinda hard for me to gather all my thoughts having watched this and the first season. I'm currently watching one of the OVAs (Rei), unfortunately not impressed by the whiplash of tone of the first OVA episode (but that'll be for another review).

Honestly, I adore the pacing of the first 2 seasons, this one especially ended up being a delightful psychological roller coaster of emotions where each character isn't so black and white.

My issue was the ending sequence after the last episode, whereas almost everything else was really a great watch.

Spoilers ahead:

Now, with the read more
Nov 28, 2020
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I was surprised after reading this manga. I didn't expect it to be as good as it was, especially since at first, it not only has a very slow start, it feels episodic. Simple wouldn't be too far of a stretch as the scenes just felt like they happened and flowed into the next, like a series of filler and that's the story with cute girls doing cute things, oh and monster cat.

I'm happy to say that it was a bit more deep that that

I came across another reviewer named Steven Newton off of a scanlation website who had some interesting thoughts about the read more
Nov 23, 2020
So far 17 chapters in, and this manga has some greatness to it but is overall held up by just a gimmick, one that on it's own gets tiring fast. Another reviewer I spoke with on YouTube actually said it best, like there's a generic slice of life with also a psychological action story with supernatural elements, but the two stories don't mesh well as they hardly feel like they're meeting in the middle.

The artwork with the vagrants (the monsters of the story) looks incredible, and their introduction was the hook that snagged me and reeled me in. The character designs look very cute, and read more
Nov 19, 2020
This gives me a warm nostalgic feeling whenever I go to reread it. Warm and fuzzy. Wholesome to the extreme.

How can I really describe what makes this manga so great without getting into too lengthy of a review? I'll try my best, but this'll be hard.

Well, first off, for those who like the "monster girl" genre but get sick of all the "uwu, you were kind to me once so can I like, sucky your dickywicky?", this does NOT have that. In fact, there is little fan service and zero harem (not to say there isn't some romance or fan service, but it's done very read more
Nov 19, 2020
Get ready for cocktease the manga... So, the reason I'm giving this a 4 instead of a 3 is that I genuinely really like some of the artwork and ghost/monster designs. The reason why I take such an issue with the story is first off, a collection of short stories in a manga CAN work. It's harder to make that work with just 2-5 pages per story, but it's still possible. This is not it. There's 0 tension building, just shock and not even that exciting of shock either.

It's safe to say that practically every short story within this collection follows a formula. That formula read more
Nov 16, 2020
A surprisingly complex and intense story with both an interesting cast of characters and premise. I had a hard time putting this down because of how the story kept subverting my expectations.

Some may be put off by the sexual nature of some of the scenes, but don't mistake this as a run-of-the-mill hentai. The intertwining of sex and violence is important and is used to flesh out both the world and its characters. This is not a porn and is about the taboo relationship of a presumably mute man and a incubus, the struggles of living on the run, as well as the psychic son read more
Nov 16, 2020
Definitely nothing heartwarming to see here. It doesn't stoop as low as the plotlessness of the movie Tumbling Dolls of Flesh, and doesn't have the complexity of the manhwa of Killing Stalking. However, I think it's fair to say it sits somewhere in the middle.

The first chapter opens up to a mystery man whose face we cannot see torturing someone. Cut to the present and suddenly we're introduced to the 2 main characters, a drunk and drug addict who has epilepsy and a nurse. I don't want to spoil too much, but I will say that if you're looking for an extra gritty story about read more
Nov 16, 2020
Not a bad oneshot. I liked how the radio and a later tv report were used to curb expectations. It was an interesting twist at the end, albeit a fair bit "edgy". However, that's it's only saving grace.

(Slight spoilers ahead without going into too much detail. Honestly, if you plan to read this oneshot, I'd skip this next bit)

All in all, it's a quick read and might've been an interesting psychological murder spree/serial killer story if extended a bit. For what it was, it was an okay short story. Nothing that'll stick with me years to come but might be worth a mention if I'm read more