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May 10, 2019
No spoilers.

Season 1 of Psycho-Pass is arguably one of my actual, and I do not say this at all lightly, favorite shows/literary works of all time. Upon watching many a YouTube video and reading scathing reviews, I was turned away from Psycho-Pass 2 with the knowledge that it just doesn't live up to most of what the original series had going for it.

So why did I read this manga? Television and film inherently subject the audience to the pace that the creators want them to experience, expecting them to sit through each episode or whatever. At least with manga, I can go at my own read more
May 9, 2019
This review is spoiler-free. Note that I watched this entire franchise in release order, so Gaiden was the last entry I saw.

It took me quite a while to get through the first two seasons of this series, but I enjoyed the vast majority of it; both seasons were good shows, and while neither were great, they each had unique ideas and structures to allow for varied experience rather than just the same repeated style. I wound up giving both shows a solid 8 out of 10. So why the lower rating for this particular entry?

First up, I absolutely adore Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal, and read more
Apr 28, 2019
Why am I here?

Fruits Basket proved to have one of my personally most favorite stories in a manga series. I got into it after watching the first anime adaptation a few years ago and proceeding to rewatch it before reading the manga. Needless to say, I heartily enjoyed everything I saw. Well, maybe "saw" is a misnomer; the visuals in both the first anime as well as the manga were rather lacking, but that's all but taken care of here.

Manga readers will definitely rejoice in seeing this anime, and not just for how faithful it is, but also how it compares to the first adaptation. read more
Jan 1, 2019

Fate/Zero has got to have a spot on many people's favorite anime list, and I am no exception to that. Needless to say, when I saw that a sequel/spin-off OVA to the series was announced, and produced by studio TROYCA no less, I was excited to check it out. I decided to see what it had to offer, and I have to say, I had fun with this episode.

Bad stuff first: its story is not really anything to write home about, and it can be summed up in one sentence. Waver Velvet is disliked by his co-workers, superiors, and successor to the point where read more
Sep 12, 2018

Mobile Suit Gundam has consistently impressed me with each entry to its massive franchise with only a few exceptions (primarily Gundam Age, SEED Destiny, and those Build Fighters shenanigans I didn't even bother with). It was essentially my gateway to anime as a whole back when I was in high school, and it has remained very near and dear to my heart since then. However, I don't have all the time in the world to spend watching anime, as amazing as that would be, so I never really got around to watching read more
Feb 27, 2018
This review will spoil nothing outside of the first episode.

That said, the first episode has a great twist at the end that will likely have you raising your eyebrows in curiosity and shock, hopefully hooking you into it as it did me. Additionally, it's a super introduction to the series, so check it out if you know absolutely nothing about this show or the characters; it introduces the main cast, provides a taste of the series' dark tone, has a stellar climax, and a plot twist at the end to boot. Give it a shot, and then come back if you want to know what read more
Feb 17, 2018
**This entire review is SPOILER-FREE!!**

In a nutshell, My Hero Academia/Boku no Hero Academia/HeroAca (which is what I will be calling it) tells the story of an aspiring young superhero named Izuku Midoriya a.k.a. Deku and describes his journey to becoming the world's greatest superhero, starting with enrolling in the prestigious U.A. High School, a place specifically designed to train heroes (note how there is no uncertainty in how his journey ends; the narration tells us he IS the best).

First off, I want to express appreciation for how this show is structured in a seasonal manner. This opening entry to the series is a short, accessible read more