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Apr 2, 2017
Gundam Ironblooded Orphans was a great entry into the Gundam Franchise after the last few failures. It felt more grounded in reality, with protagonists that we could empathize with. Everything about the series was great. The story was good, a bunch of child soldiers struggling to make a living and better life for themselves. The art was mostly crisp, the sound was excellent, and I greatly enjoyed it.

However, without wishing to spoil, the ending is bittersweet as hell and possibly the most bitter ending in Gundam because of how the writing got screwed up around the middle of the second season. What happens knocks the read more
Jan 1, 2017
Ultimately, this was nothing more than a glorified commercial for Fate Grand Order. It’s a beautiful commercial, mind you, and I want more of it. But it doesn’t really have any depth on its own and relies solely on being a fan of the Fate Franchise to even understand the concepts beyond going to the past to save the future. The characters are hamstrung from the moment of its creation because they can’t dedicate any depth to them and the only one who really stands out is Caster.

If it had more episodes to build up, it could have been great.
Sep 30, 2016
It should go without saying that “trapped-in-another-world” anime are pretty common these days. Most of them tend to focus on the protagonist becoming either the savior of the world or some awesome badass gifted by the gods with a unique power. It makes sense, given that they were pulled into this world for some reason, but it tends to become easily predictable and formulaic.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash), which aired in January of 2016, is different in that it follows the ordinary young men and women that end up trapped in their world, without the skills or anything special going read more
Sep 18, 2016
Here's my overall review of Re:Zero:

At first glance, we have a “trapped in another world” premise combined with some good old fashion heroics towards a damsel in distress with a hint of politics on the side… at least until things get dark. Then we get psychological elements mixed in due to the nature of Subaru’s power, Return by Death, and the story begins to explore human nature, how one’s perspective of another can shift depending on circumstances and interactions with the same person, and just how far you can push someone before they end up broken shell of a person.

It’s an interesting premise for sure, read more
Sep 16, 2016
The premise of the story is how Chise eventually ended up in Elias’ care during the beginning of the manga series. However, because the story starts at some undefined point after that, to tie it into the source materials, it has to be framed in a way that sounds both natural and fitting for the setting. So, in order to allow us to get a feel for the characters, it’s framed through the medium of a story told to Elias by Chise upon finding a book she receives from Angelica Barlei, the woman we see at the beginning of the video.

The setting, as far as read more