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Dec 12, 2015
The best way to describe Kamichu is as a mix between the ambient supernatural elements one might find in anime such as Mushishi or Natsume Yuujinchou and the slice of life motifs and antics commonly associated with titles like Aria and Tamayura. It’s certainly a strange concoction but one that works rather well when it comes to immersing the viewer in its vast yet warm and welcoming world and characters.

The story beings on an ambiguous note, introducing us to Yurie, a middle school girl who one day comes to school and tells her friends, Mitsue and Matsuri that she has become a god. How read more
Aug 22, 2015
K-On! (Anime) add (All reviews)
This review covers both seasons of K-On

K-On is an easy going slice of life that follow the daily high school lives of five girls brought together by a light music club and mostly focuses on their interactions in the club room, drinking tea and eating sweets. Now, despite the fact K-On has a musical backdrop it’s not the anime’s core focus, it’s just something to bring the cast together, so viewers shouldn’t expect much emphasis put on it. I don’t think the anime not putting much focus on its musical elements is a flaw by any means, but what I do think is bad is read more
Aug 3, 2015
Gosenzosama Banbanzai is by far one of the most unorthodox anime I have ever experienced, it breaks the conventional methods of storytelling we commonly see in anime for something much more unique and experimental. The entire story is told in the style of a theatrical play filled with asides, monologues, and backgrounds that rise and fall like props on a stage.

The anime begins by following the peculiar life of a seventeen year old boy named Inumaru who lives with his mother and father, he wants to get out of the house to experience life but at the same time is too scared of society read more
Jul 27, 2015
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is an anime that can best be described as bipolar in almost every sense of the word, it’s a messy amalgamation of emotions and contrasting tones that do nothing but undermine one another.

The anime follows a piano prodigy by the name of Arima Kosei who has suffered a tragic fate, as after the death of his abusive mother who forced him to play piano through violence he became unable to play properly and would breakdown in the middle of performances. One day he meets and a female violinist by the name of Kaori who pretty much forces Arima read more
Jul 3, 2015
If I were to praise Plastic Memories for one thing it would be that it managed to live up to its name, it presented many interesting concepts and ideas but it completed failed to flesh them out and simply relied on them to progress the narrative without really exploring their many facets. This alongside the characters, which generally lacked presence created an experience that at the end of the day felt as superficial as plastic.

Plastic Memories began by crafting a world in which humans have progressed far enough to create androids which possessed human like emotions called giftias. This setting alone had a vast read more
Jun 29, 2015
Typically anime, and fiction in general attempt to either tackle one genre or a small number that flow well together, in some cases, works might even try to incorporate two contrasting genres. Fantastic Children is one of the very few titles that brings together an amalgamation of these categories, ranging anywhere from sci-fi and mystery to action and adventure and even to slice of life and romance with hints of comedy scattered throughout all in one coherent, overarching story. So the question remains, does Fantastic Children blend all these genres together well while still maintaining a solid and engaging story, or does its very own read more
Jun 15, 2015
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”

― Lewis Carroll

Reading Pandora Hearts is like untangling Christmas tree lights, at first glance it seems like a simple and mundane task, but once you really get into it you discover just how tangled it really is. When you are finally done you can't help but to look back and reflect on how much has changed throughout the process and just how much read more
May 24, 2015
Only Yesterday, otherwise known as Omoide Poroporo is a very slow paced film that focuses on the theme of memories, and is a work that captures the melancholic feeling of reminiscing on the past and reflecting on life.

The film revolves around a 27 year old office worker by the name of Taeko Okajima, who takes a break from her job to take a vacation to the country hometown of her brother in law. As she embarks on her trip Taeko begins to reminisce on her youth as a 5th grader. Taeko’s memories follow her through the Yamagata Prefecture as she enjoys the lifestyle of the read more
May 17, 2015
Bokkou (Manga) add (All reviews)
"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

-Alexander the Great

In the ancient Chinese country of En lies the city of Ryo, a small and somewhat poorly fortified city filled to the brim with poverty and injustice, ruled by a fat emperor who only cares about his own well being. The much larger and more powerful country of Tcho plans to attack and capture Ryo using their enormous and powerful army of well trained soldiers. With no hope of defending the city in it's current state king Ryokei calls read more
Feb 15, 2015
"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."

-Helen Keller

Story: 7/10

The story of Gungrave revolves around Brandon Heat, a boy who grew up in the slums with a small gang of friends one day after getting into trouble with a crazy mobster named Mad Dog Ladd all Brandon's pals are mercilessly murdered right in front of him, with only him and his best friend Harry MacDowel making it out alive. Never wanting to lose anyone again Harry chooses to join Millennium, the biggest crime syndicate around with the ambition of rising to the top of the mafia in order read more