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Dec 31, 2015
It's new, it's hip, it's edgy. All coming from a 1989 adaption... I have to say, Madhouse has done an excellent job modernizing such a relic.

As much as I would love to talk about how polished the series looks, Parasyte is much more than just that. Essentially, it can be interpreted on many different levels; whether it’s a coming-of-age story or a moralistic story of the supremacy of humanity, Shinichi's struggle with his new found metamorphosis on top of his altruistic ideals make for an interesting story. The body horror in this anime can be interpreted in so many ways because a lot of the read more
Dec 31, 2015
There’s this anime I watched on Tuesdays, namely, Hidan no Aria AA. It’s literally a show about a bunch of lesbians... and they “fight.” Yet the fight scenes are seriously embarrassing! I seriously have never experienced an anime fight that made me cringe this hard until now. Actually, I probably have. This isn’t the worst thing ever, but seriously, with every passing episode, I think to myself: this is so cringey. And yet I sit there, watching the anime. Heck, I even want to watch more; I’m addicted to the cringe! Okay, not really, but I don’t mind watching another episode. Then people get pissed read more
Dec 29, 2014
This anime gave me more than I came for... but in a bad way.

Even with a medium like anime -- which is well built for things like this -- there comes a limit. An anime like this should not have plot if it's going to be this bad. Did I really come to watch how hard it was to maintain twin-tails? Did I come for horny lizards? Did I come for a lesson on a separation between fetishes and people? I didn't ask for it, but the anime gave all of those things.

For most, the show is mostly due for its fan-service. It's understandable, a read more
Apr 18, 2014
Bones and a supernatural shounen? This just might be amazing...

Unlike previous works of Bones that may prompt one to think of the magical works of Fullmetal Alchemist or Zetsuen no Tempest, the concept of Noragami is rather peculiar; it takes the concept of deities and the supernatural, and places it in a shounen atmosphere. Such concepts have nevertheless been done many times before, however, Noragami takes a strange twist on it. Yato is a rather poor god (being a newcomer), and in order obtain respect and fame he must earn it through favors. On his path to fame, he encounters Hiyori Iki, a seemingly random read more
Dec 13, 2013
"Noukome is just another generic harem-comedy."

...Is probably the response you would get when asking about this anime. And it holds true, as Noukome proceeds with the same method as many of its preceding anime: MM!, To-LOVE-Ru, Date a Live. Once you've seen one, you've seen them all. Noukome obviously has its mind set for exchanging quality plot for cute girls and second-rate entertainment. However, Noukome obviously has a directed audience to those who like watching things like this. Which is why there's no reason for anyone to completely analyze and justify an anime such as this. It isn't an anime targeted for complex thinking, mystery read more
Oct 22, 2013
Upon seeing Akame ga Kill's picture, you may believe it to be another generic shounen adventure story... and you're right. However, there are many other factors contributing to a great manga.

One big factor in contributing whether or not the reader likes a story is influenced greatly on how predictable it is. A typical shounen manga would be so predictable that it's easy to predict exactly what happens: the bad guys get close to "taking over the world," but they're going to lose to the heroes anyway. It's possible they may even join the good guy's side. Akame ga Kill! challenges this concept, and surprises the read more