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May 16, 2022
Humans and vampires, stories of folklores that bend and twist the mind in an never-ending sea of timeless fictional pieces of war. And Wit Studio's next venture into the Netflix anime catalogue with Vampire in the Garden, much to say that it was less hyped than the "Bubble" movie that came out last month (which honestly was very mid), I have to say that I felt awfully cathartic and incapacitated with feelings and emotions that are truly deserving of the NC16 rating that this has. And as much as the whole series felt depressing, it was very depressingly good to say the least.

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Apr 30, 2022
For the uninitiated, Shenmue might just be another series that people are willing to take a back seat on binging all at one time, but for the true diehards, Shenmue is a masterpiece of a franchise that's like no other: it's arguably one of Sega's most beloved IPs with a heavy cult following with the first two games released on Sega's once-beloved but short-lived final game console, the Sega Dreamcast in 1999 and 2000, and Shenmue III making a revival in 2019. And fans might've wondered what an anime adaptation of Shenmue would look like if it was made modern, and courtesy of series creator read more
Apr 28, 2022
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The latest movie to get released from Netflix in a nutshell:
Imagine Makoto Shinkai's somewhat lackluster Tenki no Ko a.k.a Weathering With You, except there's bubbles and parkour to create a decent movie.

No doubt that this insanely high-profile Netflix-exclusive movie is the work of acclaimed people (most of them being from Shingeki no Kyojin a.k.a Attack on Titan since this is Wit Studio with producer Tetsuya Nakatake, director Araki Tetsuro, sound director Masafumi Mima), along with writers Gen Urobochi and others, plus the musical genius of HiroyukiSawano. With a high-calibre staff team like this, this Netflix release must look and feel the part of accomplished veterans, read more
Apr 16, 2022
What do you think of when you put badminton and animation together? Do you get bad-ass badminton with fast-paced action and pristine quality at its best? If this is what you're thinking, then welcome onboard, because studio Liden Films is back at the badminton animation game once again with Ryman's Club a.k.a Salaryman's Club, a portmanteau of the corporate work life and the actual sports club that actually exists in Japanese culture. Combined with the impressive work of Liden Films that badminton is the ONLY sport that this studio does produce right.

But in order to understand Ryman's Club, you have to first understand how it read more
Apr 6, 2022
Note: There will be little spoilers in this review, though it'd be best to put it all together like a fine douche portrait of an intellectual philisophical research paper of a work.

Overly exuberant ambition, undermined by problems from behind-the-scenes pre-production woes to wistfully "grand" exposition and storytelling, that only begrdudgingly concocts as a servitude to hide the fact that you don't actually need to be a "big brain" of a fool to even understand a conch of this work. This is the story of Tokyo 24-ku a.k.a Tokyo 24th Ward, brought to you by CloverWorks, the studio now infamous for the "3 shows per season read more
Apr 2, 2022
The father of modern political philosophy and science, 15th Century-borne Niccolò Machiavelli, is a very influential figure for his unscrupulous acts that are proclaimed in his most famous (or infamous rather) work on The Prince (Il Principe), being heralded as the instruction guide for new princes and royals, accepting that the aims, such as glory and survival, can justify the use of immoral means to achieve those ends. But as is with this very controversial work that's debated for centuries after his death, there was one consensus that was generally agreed on, and it's innovation, partly because like many other prose works of the time, read more
Apr 1, 2022
Jun Mochizuki's epic vampire tale continues after a season's break, and is it just as good as the 1st Cour back in Summer last year? I mean, come on, it's gotta be good, and I assure you that it delivered the same and more.

In the 2nd Cour, right after the events of the Chasseur Hunters, the two main focal events are The Beast of Gévaudan and Amusement Park arcs, which covers the manga progression continuing from Volume 6 to the most recent Volume 10, meaning that the anime has fully caught up with the source material, which in my mind, sums up the perfect adaptation read more
Mar 31, 2022
So...after the massive disappointment that is Season 1 back in Summer 2019 that's rife with production woes, novelist Ryo Shirakome's storywriting that while is highly praised in the LN, was such a misnomer in the anime adaptation due to plot pointers that was glossed over in favour of the rushed pacing that's directed by the now-deceased Season 1 director Kinji Yoshimoto, is Arifureta still the same trash-worthy Isekai as it was back when it released? For good or worse, it's still quite mixed.

For the sequel that's led by Corpse Party director Akira Iwanaga, the story is (obviously) continued from the events of Season 1 that read more
Mar 30, 2022
It's been a long while since we've ever had a Josei adaptation, which are works targeted at adult women, the last of which was Chihayafuru which wrapped up Season 3 back in Fall 2019. And come this Winter, mangaka Fe's Koroshi no Ai a.k.a Love of Kill (the Japanese title connotation pun for killing each other) is silently a low-key combination of "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" in terms of romance and more like Mr and Mrs. Smith's version of "Spy X Family" in terms of mystery and suspense in the making (before the actual thing coming next season) as a stopgap measure. And for better read more
Mar 30, 2022
Of all the series starting off the new year of a very dry Winter season, mangaka Miko Yasu's Hakozume a.k.a Police in a Pod definitely stood out for being one of the most interesting works ever made. A manga that clinched a win in the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards in the Best General Manga category, alongside Inio Asano's Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction last year (which is now finally getting an anime adaptation), it's no secret that this work is truly something special, and it all had to do with the fact that Miko Yasu herself, was once an ex-cop working in Japan's kouban (a.k.a read more