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Mar 29, 2019
While this season retains the intensity and absurdity of the first, the story falls flat towards the end, and leaves the viewer with a feeling that something more should've happened. However, those who enjoyed the first season for its debauchery will be entertained again.

Although this season introduces a slew of brand new characters, Jabami Yumeko continues to be the most captivating one. In a school full of gambling-obsessed lunatics, Yumeko finds a way to heighten the stakes of every game she partakes in. The pace of the story quickly picks up when the student council president makes an announcement which could shift the status quo read more
Jul 7, 2018
Watch the second season to keep up with the story, but don't expect it to be on the same level as the first season.

The story begins quite strongly this season, with our crew beginning the reconstruction of Liones after the battle with Dreyfus and Hendrickson. Each character is developed more along the way, as we begin to glimpse into the pasts of Meliodas, Ban, King etc. As the title suggests, the Ten Commandments are the main villains this time around, and their arrival forebodes a great war. The show does a good job hyping up these fearsome villains, but somewhere along the way the read more
Mar 2, 2018
Unlike the TV series' theme of outplaying opponents in law-binding games, the movie is instead a narrative of the past, of how the seemingly powerless god Tet emerged triumphant among the Old Deus. The seriousness is definitely turned up a notch, and while the comedy is not the same as the TV series', I thought the movie presented a stronger story.

The TV series is mostly linear: Sora and Shiro gain power by repeatedly outsmarting the other races in various games. The movie's story is more complex and layered. We're first introduced to one of the main characters, Riku. Humanity is caught in the read more
Dec 25, 2017
"Your belief in yourself is your magic!" - Charlotte, not Kamina

Having started off as a training project for new animators, Little Witch Academia, the TV series, has blossomed into one of the best shows I've seen. Based on the title and poster, you might think it's a shoujo or some "cute girls doing cute thing" type of show, but that couldn't be further from the truth. The show is Trigger at its best, and captures everything people love about the studio. The familiar over-the-top action scenes, eccentric characters, and a plot that culminates to a dramatic finish are all elements we see in LWA. The read more
Nov 24, 2017
A show that started off quite strong, but ultimately collapsed due to bad pacing and minimal character development.

The premise of the story is a little generic; there are too many "elite classroom" shows out there, but what made this one semi-interesting is the usage of "class points" as currency. The system is not exactly clear, but in general each class collectively earns points by doing well on exams etc., and can lose points if they sleep in class, fail exams. etc. "Class points" can buy basically anything in the school, including entrance into a higher class, which everyone below Class A is striving for. read more
Nov 5, 2017
One of the most heartwarming and cutest shows I've seen in a while. All romance fans should immediately watch.

Since the show is adapted from a 4-koma manga, its storytelling structure is composed of mini-skits rather than a full, linear episode. There are multiple "couples" in the show, as the main picture shows, and every episode has about 4 of these mini-skits where it rotates through each couple.
The tone is extremely light-hearted, so don't expect much drama, but you'll get to see the struggles each couple faces. There are almost no drawn-out conflicts; most problems get resolved during or the episode after.
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Aug 17, 2017
I have written and deleted my review for this show several times now, because I can't find the right words to express how incredible it is. It's a show that breaks every single trope you can think of in romance anime, cuts out all the BS that makes so many romance shows drag on and unbearable to watch, and just tells a heartwarming story of two kids in middle school.

Now I know what you're thinking. Middle school romance? Surely kids at that age know nothing of love. And you'd be exactly right to think that. This show's crowning achievement is its ability to realistically read more
Jul 2, 2017
Kuzu no Honkai is one of those shows that's a hit or miss, because its messages and themes are about love; not just what it is, but how to convey, approach, and handle it. Its messages therefore cannot be objectively true, but instead are highly subjective.

There are many romance shows out there, and most of them are designed to appeal to the majority. This means either a happy ending where the characters who deserve love end up achieving it, or a tragic story where no one ends up with anything. Kuzu no Honkai attempts to be somewhere in between, and it does well in read more
Jan 12, 2017
It is no exaggeration to say this show is a masterpiece, a perfectly paced story with unbelievably realistic character development. A viewer need not be a diehard fan of historical shows or even rakugo to enjoy this one.

As one can infer from the title, this show is a tragedy, and that is made clear in the first episode. It's easy to pull off tragedy if you simply throw in a lot of death flags, but this show manages to tell a tragic story without using a single one. There is no "incurable disease," or even "star-crossed lovers." There's nothing wrong with using those types of read more
Jan 4, 2017
There's a joke that you watch Hibike! Euphonium for the yuri bait, but stay for the story and characters, and it's completely true. Rarely have I seen a studio pay so much attention to detail in developing character relationships.

Chronologically, the second season begins immediately where the first one left off, where the band is faced with increasingly more difficult obstacles as they hope to advance to higher competitions. You'll experience the ups and downs with them as they triumph and fail in their band goals, while learning more about what makes each character tick, and their various motivations for participating in the band.
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