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Apr 3, 2021
Horimiya is another slice-of-life, comedy, rom-com romance anime that failed to produce anything significant after the first four episodes. While the series initially tried to stand out by subvert expectations, it ultimately went back to the generic and cliche form.

Hori, the main female lead, and Miyamura, the main male lead, discovered each others’ ‘another’ personality after a fateful encounter. Hori was initially perceived to be a popular girl in school with a shitty personality, but she’s actually a kind girl and has house duties because her parents were not always home. Miyamura was perceived to be an anti-social otaku, but he’s actually the read more
Mar 30, 2021
Black Clover is not for everyone, I’ll admit. It’s the trashiest to mid-tier Shounen series out there that manages to gravitate to a certain group of viewers: Shounentards, with its cliches, tropes, and generic power fantasy. It lacks anything substantial or impactful. It doesn’t reinvent the Shounen wheel or elevates it. It’s a lackluster written series that exists purely for entertainment for people like me--who self indulges in battle shounen without a second thought--even if it’s the same type of blueprint that I’ve seen before, but with its own modifications. Thus, I don’t have any hate or resentment directed towards this controversial series. I simply read more
Mar 21, 2021
I, who tends to stay away from Isekai anime, know that the Isekai genre has been plagued with absolute garbage shows. Even the ones that people claim to be exceptional and outstanding such as Re: Zero and Log Horizon didn’t manage to draw me in. The usage of tropes and concepts was unoriginal and uninspiring.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation still does use those tropes. However, it captivated me with the sheer amount of entertainment and a simple, slice of life story. And I believe that the show’s slice of life aspect is what made it stand out, and ultimately, made it propel itself to the read more
Dec 24, 2020
Akudama Drive and Great Pretender were the only two anime that stood out to me in the year 2020, and both of them were originals. While the two weren’t adapted from particular source material, such as manga, light novel, or webtoon’s manhwa, they were still able to cater to an audience, respectively. Great Pretender, by WIT Studio, was a Japanese crime comedy anime, and Akudama Drive, by Studio Pierrot, is a Japanese Cyberpunk inspired anime. The most prominent and well-known series such as Ghost in the Shell, Serial Experiments Lain, and the critically acclaimed 1988 film Akria for those who’re unfamiliar with read more
Dec 19, 2020
There are people out there that wish for an anime like this. An anime that disregards the fundamental notion of a relationship. These anime were written to appeal to people who have no idea or concept of romance between two characters and how they’re explored, developed, and executed. All they care about is the end goal that satisfies their inner fantasies. If you’re the type of person that’s mature and wants a fulfilling romance comedy anime, then please avoid this trite, and quite frankly, boring show. Exert all of your wills to suppress your desire to click and potentially watch this anime because read more
Dec 18, 2020
Haikyuu: To the Top, or the 4th installment to this series, was painful to watch--especially the first four episodes. What this season suffered from what the last three seasons excelled on was the pacing. Haikyuu has always been a series that delivered its character growth, memorable moments, and most importantly, hype through its volleyball practice, games, and playoffs. This season, the series decided to change the formula by having training and character backstories that served no purpose.

For the 1st half of the 2nd season of the 4th season, you were overwhelmed with boring expositions about some characters’ motivations and personalities that read more
Sep 28, 2020
“What...Just Happened?” - Jin, Mo-Ri (Episode 12, The God of Highschool.)

I vividly remember months before the premiere of Tower of God, and what would eventually be the premiere of The God of Highschool, people in the anime community--especially some of the prominent anitubers--were hyping this two anime nonstop. They touted these two as the anime that would change the landscape of the anime industry and would bring in a “new era” of content. Those were some big claims, even outrageous. For me, the one show that I immediately think back to whenever there’re claims like these is Attack on Titan. Mainly read more
Aug 7, 2020
If the mangaka and the director of Fire Force at David Production had one major flaw that they could have learned from the first season of Fire Force is the pacing. The pacing of Fire Force anime was so dreadful to the point that I fell asleep or was distracted for the majority of season one. Because of that, I had to rewatch numerous episodes that I missed. And We’re six episodes into the second season, this aspect of the anime has not even been considered to be modified.

To elaborate, this season has so far displayed nothing but fights. These fights look read more
Jul 29, 2020
Re: Zero. A series that exploded during its first season and it was at the peak of its popularity before the four years gap that diminished its momentum. Similar to Attack on Titan, Re: Zero brought something that was fresh and original -- in a sense. Especially when compared to a conventional Isekai. While Re: Zero was able to keep people hooked through its gores, shocks, and dark tone, it was never able to make people care about any of the casts. And unlike Attack on Titan, the world-building in Re: Zero is nonexistent.

I mention world building read more
Jun 29, 2020
This shit was garbage alright, but I thought it was going to be the type of garbage that I would enjoy like of which the Highschool of the Dead. Don’t get me wrong, the first half of this show was enjoyable. It had an interesting premise, fights, ecchi fanservice, etc. The second half of this show was where it fell apart for me.

What initially was going to be about an adventure between a boy named Shuuichi and a yandere girl named Clair to find out the reasons behind her sister’s murdering of her parents, to the boring stale talking about nonsense with maybe a read more