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Mar 24, 2022

Just like Studio Wit’s first project, Attack on Titan, Ranking of Kings succeeded in making waves across the anime community. In comparison to their other projects that I've watched, both series’ first couple of episodes contain some of the best attention grabbers in anime. Ranking of Kings in particular excelled in selling profound and heavy emotions to the viewers. After all, Ranking of Kings is a story about a child who was born with physical disadvantages and his struggle in the journey to becoming someone who would gain respect from everyone. The way Ranking of Kings manipulates its viewers is by demonstrating read more
Mar 19, 2022
86 tells the story of discrimination, human rights, and the moral values that are built on the societal structures that were put in place. 86 as a series is the byproduct of a liberally indoctrinated ideal society. In liberalism, one of the fundamental values it believes in is the rights of human beings and the unquestionable equal treatment of all people. But of course, that is impossible to achieve because discrimination will always be present. 86 demonstrates these aspects clearly through the first cour and a bit more in the second cour.

This is why 86 is very typical. We have seen these types of read more
Dec 25, 2021
The title is misleading. Well, sort of, just not in the way you think.

When I first glanced at the promotional picture of My Senpai is Annoying, along with its anime title, I instinctively thought the “annoying” part was applied to the big, muscular guy in the promotion picture: Futaba Igarashi’s senpai, Harumi Takeda. I thought this show was going to center its gags, plot, and moments around Takeda actively teasing and annoying Igarashi to no end. I was proven wrong. The “annoying” part is really from the perspective of Igarashi. In the office space that she has been working in for the past two read more
Dec 22, 2021

The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated into Another World as an Aristocrat is an isekai that’s centered around an old, about-to-be-retired assassin who gets himself killed by the very “organization” he was loyal to during his final mission. Just before he was destined to die, he was reincarnated and placed in front of a god, which the entity tasked him to slay the hero of her realm. As it’s said by the entity herself, if the hero wasn’t slain, the hero would bring destruction and annihilation upon the world in which he saved.

Well, that would have been the plot of the read more
Dec 19, 2021
The original premise of Mushoku Tensei that captivated an audience was the idea that a person can live a life that is fulfilling. A life where they can reflect on their past and change for the better. In a way, I wanted to witness that aspect of it. But for a person to change and grow, there’s a need for the right environment to stimulate that personal growth. Henceforth, I praised the slice-of-life aspect of Mushoku Tensei Part 1–a part where there were people such as Rudeus’ parents despite being flawed themselves.

However, I feel like that original concept was completely disregarded towards the conclusion read more
Dec 19, 2021
Even though Mieruko-Chan labeled itself as a horror anime, the series itself was never about horror. It’s more about you watching Miko, the protagonist, doing her best to not give out any sort of reactions to the horrific-looking spirits that happen to exist and only people like Miko can witness. And that’s where the entertainment really lies. This show, Mieruko-Chan, instead of keeping its viewers constantly at the edge of their seats and anticipating the next jump-scare, it’s more about following the daily life moments of someone who can see these hideous spirits and not lose sanity. These creatures were supposed to be presented to read more
Sep 25, 2021
To say I was going into the 5th season of My Hero Academia with high expectations would be an understatement. Even though I’m not a My Hero Academia enthusiast or even a fan for that matter, I can wholeheartedly say that this season of My Hero Academia was supposed to be the series game-changer and tone shifter. The 5th season was supposed to set My Hero Academia in a new and more compelling direction. A direction that would’ve brought My Hero Academia’s writing to a new height because of the fascinating and enchanting thematic value that it has to offer. As the egregious season has read more
Sep 18, 2021
I went into Tokoyo Revengers for the delinquents. I wanted to see the intricacies and inner perspectives of being a gang member. I wanted to see how they think and operate. Well, it’s safe to say that I only got crumbs of it. Instead, what I got from this anime is about a 26-year-old man in the body of a middle school kid running around crying and whining about his incapabilities and lamenting for a girl he dumped long ago. To that, I couldn’t care less.

Welcome to Tokyo Revengers. A 26-year-old who got his life fucked up from his times of being a delinquent read more
Sep 17, 2021
Vampires. A fascinating group of creatures generally depicted as merciless monsters across many works of literature of its existence. Their conventional roles in a story are either misunderstood and victimized, or they’re straight-up one-dimensional adversaries--a hurdle for the hero to get through. And The Case Study of Vanitas is no exception--the series follows the conventional flow of writing.

Set in 19th century Paris, the story follows a vampire and a human doctor that goes around the city to cure the recent phenomenon that corrupts vampires. A phenomenon is known as the “Curse Bearer.” Once the phenomenon corrupts its target, the victim loses all sense of read more
Jun 28, 2021
This anime is not good. Higehiro tries to deceive its viewers by presenting itself as a more mature, well-researched, and well written by having some serious approach to pedophilia, rape, sexual harassment, and child abuse in anime. Yet, the anime also contradicts itself by neglecting the very same thing. I find it extremely baffling that the anime gets away with its hypocritical depiction of these elements.

Now, let me explain: To start off, Higehiro tries to showcase the trauma and tragedy that Sayu suffered from her days as a runaway on numerous occasions. The anime deliberately went out of its way to show flashbacks of read more