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Dec 30, 2019
After finally deciding to return to Horimiya and catch up to the latest chapter, I'm coming off the experience with a bit of regret, to be honest. I feel as though it would have been better had I just stayed away and retained the sweet memories I had of when I first read it, but, alas, here we are.

Horimiya, unfortunately, suffers from the same problem majority of manga that get somewhat popular in the industry do -- it just... keeps... on... giving. This, in turn, means that the story will, pretty much by default, be bad. Not necessarily the worst thing ever, but due to read more
Feb 23, 2018
Why did they even bother? Perhaps that single question summarizes the second season of Overlord the best. Because, and I say this with the best intentions, this is one of the least interesting 2nd seasons of anything I've had displeasure of watching. I enjoyed the first season of Overlord quite a bit despite its numerous flaws, and large portion of that enjoyment came directly from the main cast. Expecting more of them, I dwell into the second season only to find out that the main cast has turned into background characters that do nothing.

First portion of the season - which is an arc, I read more
Oct 15, 2017
ReLIFE (Manga) add (All reviews)
ReLIFE... aah, ReLIFE. I remember, a few years back, every morning I'd wake up, prepare a cup of coffee, and read a chapter of ReLIFE before heading off to college. It was a pretty simple, but still satisfying routine of mine, and I kept it until translators caught up with raws. Then, bit by bit, I began losing interest in this manga. Recently, though, a wave of nostalgia hit me, and I decided to pick it back up and see how things are playing out. Oh boy.

I enjoyed ReLIFE a decent amount. The art is nice, clean (and being in full color doesn't hurt read more
Oct 10, 2017
Gamers! (Anime) add (All reviews)
With a title like 'Gamers!' you'd think it'd be a show about, well, fucking gamers. Well, if you're one of those that believe that love is a game, then it technically is. A very bad example of gamers, but example of gamers nonetheless.

'Gamers!' plays out similarly to your every other shounen rom-com, except instead of yakuza bs, you've got gamers bs gimmick. What little positives it has going for it isn't worth sitting through this shitfest for 12 episodes, so I'll just list these minor positives seeing as that way you can just pretend you've seen the show and skip it completely.

- It read more
Oct 2, 2017
There's odd, weird, twisted, fucked up, genuinely insane, and then there's Yume no Omocha Kaojou. This set of 12 one-shots is fucked up to 10th degree by the virtue of the subjects they cover, but it's strangely... addictive. Each time I finished a chapter, I'd go "holy crap I can't believe I read that......... well onto the next one, then", and the cycle continued until the very end.

YNOK is demented, fucked up, absolutely bizarre in its delivery, but I strangely enjoyed it. I wouldn't qualify it as a hentai, as this is REALLY OUT THERE in terms of getting it up. Perhaps, if you read more
Sep 30, 2017
I feel as though Umibe no Onnanoko falls into the same pitfall of nearly every other story that tries to depict teenage romance/sexuality as something deeper than it actually is. Similarly to others, it lacks self-awareness required to properly tell these stories, and it aims straight to the 'punch in the gut' or 'shock value' to hold its narrative afloat. It's purposefully ambiguous, but, beneath that ambiguity lies absolutely nothing. It's a conservative layer atop that's trying to hide what lies beneath, but once you pull the curtain back, you realize that there's nothing there.

Greatest fault with Umibe no Onnanoko lies with the fact read more
Sep 24, 2017
Unfortunately, Namaikizakari (the manga from now on) suffers from what I like to call 'shoujo syndrome'. Translated in terms of the world, it's too freaking long. Every shoujo story focused solely on romance/friendship that goes past 5 or so volumes is bound to eventually suck. Ah, no, that might be biased of me, but that's certainly the case with this manga right here.

Shoujo syndrome had reared its ugly head as early as 25~th or so chapter. It wasn't hard to recognize that the manga was getting fairly popular by this point and, by simple extension of logic, I could see the future and, indeed, read more
Sep 22, 2017
It's rather difficult for me to put Golden Time on the balanced scale of ratings. Whenever I think back to it, I always get that feeling of "what if", as though the show I watched clashed with the show it was supposed to be. I gave the 'Enjoyment' department 5/10, but that's extremely biased of me, as I definitely didn't enjoy the show as much as the grade suggests. However, the show has its moments, and some of them stuck with me for a while, which is why I upped the rating so high. In reality, if I remove myself from the equation and look read more
Sep 21, 2017
I was always hesitant about starting Nana to Kaoru. Not because of its S&M premise, but because I already had doubts about MC first chapter in, and whether he'd be able to actually do anything. Alas, in the end, I picked it up, and now my journey is over. And, if I'm honest, somewhere in this manga is a great story about young people exploring their sexuality and dealing with who they are, with some really powerful scenes, but, despite all that, this isn't a good story by any stretch.

The main problem with it is that it runs in circles. Although this is more read more
Sep 4, 2017
What would you do if I told you that this manga should have been at most 40-45 chapters long, and then you turn around and see that it has 95? You'd probably think I'm insane. Well, I kind of am, but that's besides the point.

When I first started reading Suki desu Suzuki-kun, I enjoyed it immensely. For the first third (roughly 30~ CH), it's perhaps one of the 'cutest' shoujo manga out there that you can find. However, past that point, it's just same old shit that's no less frustrating than having it rain when you planned to visit the beach.

Note: Spoilers ahead. read more