Back to Mapplesauce's Profile Mapplesauce's Profile

Mar 3, 2018
Preliminary
Goblin Slayer is kinda entertaining. It's not entertaining because it has a compelling plot, or any deep themes, or any multi-faceted characters (dear god no). In fact, it lacks any depth whatsoever and can be aptly described by its title.

It's a manga about a dude killing goblins. That's it.

There are goblins in this established fantasy world, and they wreak havoc every day by pillaging villages and raping women. This actually happens on a daily basis, but because there are worse problems in the world (problems which are never elaborated on) and because the rewards for killing goblins are too meager, most higher leveled adventurers read more
Dec 22, 2017
ReLIFE (Manga) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
ReLIFE certainly had an interesting setting, but it fails to take advantage of it. The manga is terribly paced, the plot makes no sense half the time, and its attempts at creating drama feel contrived and unrealistic.

Now, most of its flaws wouldn't be so bad if ReLIFE was a gag manga created solely to be laughed at, but it takes itself extremely seriously. There are often chapters dedicated to Kaizaki monologuing about his mundane issues with a sad expression the entire time, but realizing absolutely nothing new by the end of the chapter. Just because the manga takes a serious tone, doesn't make it read more
Dec 9, 2017
After finishing Anohana, I could only think of one thing.

"So what's the point?"

There are many positive things to say about Anohana. Its opening is well designed, featuring the characters in their past and present forms as well as hinting at their emotional problems. The theme ("Aoi Shiori") is not only a great song by itself, but also well fitting with the show's melancholic tone. Its ending is similarly well made, and it is sung by some of the voice actors of the cast.

The animation/art is amazing. It is fluid and never drops in quality.

The show also does a pretty good at demonstrating character read more