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May 27, 2022
Mononoke (Anime) add
went in fully expecting to like this more on rewatch, but honestly think i like it a little less.

the visuals are obviously the star of the show and worth the price of admission alone. maybe the most ambitious art-style ever put to tv anime and executed with perfect consistency.
it almost feels like every color and shape ever conceived are on the screen at all times and yet every arc has it's own unique look.

but, on some level, the art-style also works against the atmosphere of the show. it simply looks too bright and detached from any realism for a true feeling of ...
May 12, 2022
Shigurui (Anime) add
I have no way of actually confirming, but this nigh-misantrophic anime feels a lot more accurate to what the samurai were probably actually like, compared to any more heroic depictions.
a hypermasculine cabal, high off authority, practicing nothing but worship of rigid power structures and the art of killing? yea, no way that wasn't a hotbed for corruption and depravity.
enjoy the not-so-subtle symbolism behind the school of samurai in this show being singularly devoted to a cruel elderly man, entirely succumbed to dementia, who only snaps into lucidity to commit acts of violence.

perhaps this is even the one actually great "horror" anime.
very slow paced and minimally ...
Feb 23, 2020
Venus Senki (Anime) add
Venus Wars plays a little bit like the abbreviated version of a slightly longer story and while it definitely could flesh out some of the side characters more (Miranda is too cool to not do that much), it is nowhere near the ridiculous level of highlight-reel-pacing of your average anime compilation movie.
It concerns itself with the (very common in 80s sci-fi anime) theme of war and points at how silly large scale human conflict and nationalism is by changing the location from Earth and asking the question "why would a relatively young space colony on Venus go to war with itself?"
well, that's just ...
May 14, 2015
"If you are in a position to act, it would be a sin not to, even if you had nothing to gain from doing so."

Here we have a Production IG fantasy series, directed and written by Kenji Kamiyama, who has previously worked on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, which just so happens to be possibly my favorite anime series ever, and all of it based on a successful novel series. All of that already sounds hella promising. Here’s my review explaining why I think this series is good stuff and deserves more recognition.

Seirei no Moribito is the story of Balsa, ...
May 14, 2015
I'm usually not a huge fan of writing really short reviews, but it's so damn easy to summarize this series in just a few sentences:

There's too much plot for it to be a pure hentai, but too little plot for a proper supernatural action series.

To call the characters one dimensional would be an insult to straight lines.

Every single bit of time that could have been spent on plot or characters is instead wasted on rapey sex-scenes.
You can almost set yourself a timer for when a sex-scene will occur (tip: it's all the fucking time, usually for no reason).
I can almost hear the guys ...
Jan 16, 2015
Terra Formars (Anime) add
-I haven’t read the manga.
-I watched the uncensored release of the anime.

Terraformars, an anime about a bunch of genetically modified humans with animal powers that get sent to Mars to exterminate a race of hyper evolved humanoid cockroaches called Johj. Sounds radical, right? Unfortunately it isn’t and here i’ll explain why.

Really, there’s not a whole lot to talk about in terms of story. The entire plot is just an excuse to get the characters to Mars as quickly as possible and make them fight a whole lot and i suppose it does achieve that just fine.
The main problem with the storytelling in Terraformars is ...
Aug 25, 2014
Ah, Giganto Makhia. Kentaro Miura's first original work in over two decades and ultimate proof that he did not spend his year of Berserk hiatus just lazing around, like so many people seem to accuse him of. The man obviously needed a creative break and created this very short seven chapter manga in the meantime. And you know what? Did a damn fine job with it, too.

Story - 8
Giganto Makhia is a science fiction story set a hundred million years in the future, though to be honest it feels more like a fantasy story, as you wont find any advanced technology or other elements that ...
Mar 21, 2014
I dont really understand why i picked Highschool of the Dead: Drifters of the Dead as my first anime to review. Its probably because i watched all of HotD in one sitting and my brain isnt functioning properly anymore. Bear with me.
Drifters of the Dead is basically the studio behind the most titillating non-hentai-anime in recent memory going 'maybe we didnt deliver enough on the boobs?'
(they did)
And then they made a beach episode.
So we can have even less plot and even more fanservice than in the regular series. Sure, why not.

Story - 2
Does this OVA continue the open ended story of ...