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Mar 28, 2017
Some shows bore me to tears and feel like a chore to get through. ACCA however has the privilege of being a show that bored me into a strange cozy state of submission. It is a slice-of-life political thriller like no other.

It starts off with the art and music, which immerses you into the world with a colorful yet not overdone palette, accompanied by lounge-like piano music that doesn't dare to raise your heartbeat by even a smidgeon. This choice of tone manages to make the events on screen feel more grounded, but add to this some cinematography that's just kinda passable, and you also read more
Feb 20, 2017
X (Anime) add (All reviews)
For a long time I’ve had a special place in my heart for survival games and tournaments, a genre almost in and of itself that only anime can portray in all its glorious fashion. Much like horror slashers where half of the entertainment came from anticipating inventive kills, battle royales tend to tap into a part of my mind that’s fascinated by death and survival. Over time however, it’s clear that a lot of these shows don’t hold up that well. X is one of the few that do still hold up for me, mainly because of its epic execution.

When I say epic, I mean read more
Oct 25, 2016
91 Days (Anime) add (All reviews)
91 Days is a rare treat of a series, a period piece and a revenge story that manages to be straightforward and simple in its approach, while still adding extra layers of themes and character-depth as the story progresses.

Our protagonist, Angelo, sees his family get slaughtered by the mafia, and vows to bring down those who wronged him. Angelo infiltrates the family responsible for his family’s demise, and meets with the second most noteworthy character Nero.

At first, seeing how direct and dark the premise of the show was, the pessimist in me feared that the show would rely on mindless action or edgy read more
Jul 24, 2016
Monster X Monster invites us into a fantastical world filled with awe-inspiring sights, dazzling magic, and gorgeous artwork. In such a setting full of adventure, what does our story focus on? On a shut-in that would much rather stay at home and play visual novels on his magical game-system.

The first thing that Monster X Monster has going for it is its art. To summarize the quality of the artwork, it is refined yet could use more inspiration. What I mean by that is that the art can be enjoyed for how polished it is - every time a monster shows up there is a read more
May 27, 2016
Everyone gather around! I'm currently selling tomatoes that you may throw at me for rating One Punch Man anything below a seven! With this foolproof plan... I shall become rich!

SPOILER REVIEW!

It's all been said before, the show has great visuals and exciting action, but offers you thin characters and a singular joke that quickly becomes repetitive with every new villain that Saitama, our protagonist, defeats. That's why I would rather analyze something that hasn't been discussed as much in relation to this show, which would be the use of themes.

If you were to ask me, good use of themes is what separates a regular good read more
May 8, 2016
With a title like Hallucination from the Womb, you know you are in for a strange experience. Like a siren from ancient myths, it will grab your attention, and then probably drown your brain-cells if you get too close to it. Similar to modern art, some stories appeal to readers by asking them to insert their own interpretation. If you love to immerse yourself and analyze the details of a story, then this manga might just be for you.

The reader will be treated to several fascinating short stories involving the citizens of Shell City, a futuristic yet decaying setting. Undead will rise, children will be read more
Apr 1, 2016
EDIT: This was a review written for April Fools. I wish to thank everyone for brightening my day with all the positive feedback and reactions, it really shows that Gintama has taught us to enjoy a good laugh. The review will stay as is, since my opinions can still be found in it, just written in a backwards kinda way.

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Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes upon the most overhyped anime of all time! Watch as our main protagonist uses his wooden sword of sentimentality, cutting into the bleeding hearts of all you emotional thinkers, corrupting your rotten brains with the stench of intellectual destitution!

In read more
Mar 27, 2016
The story of Dimension W takes place in a world where humanity has attained unlimited energy, reshaping the foundation of our daily lives, raising the bar for what is possible for us to achieve. With an interesting premise and the promise of sci-fi action the anime catches your eye easily.

The artwork of the series remains flashy and slightly stylized through the whole experience, even when it obviously cuts a few corners. Sometimes the backgrounds will vanish for example, but rather than hide it, Dimension W makes it their greeting card, turning a weakness into a recognizable trait.

Sadly enough, when I reached the end of the read more
Mar 24, 2016
The world is full of tragedy, a tempest that we must overcome through the repetitious tasks of everyday life. Scrambling at the bottom of society in a harsh reality, the only respite men can attain is hidden in the bountiful flesh of cute animated women. On such a fateful day, a very special episode of Grimgar was made to sate the thirst of the public.

Alas, the greatest calamity of all – one born from the misguided desires of creators and corporations – is when a creation doesn't serve any purpose. Utilizing post-modern self-consciousness, this special episode comes oh so close to being a neat parody, read more
Feb 12, 2016
Let me tell you the strange tale of one of the most obscure cult-anime ever created. Back in the 80’s, when countless critically acclaimed classics were born, and movies like Akira created the first stepping-stones for anime to be recognized in the west, some countries were introduced to anime in a different way. This is not just a review, but also the story of Cyborg 009, the Swedish dub.

The year is 1979. The cold war is fresh on people’s mind, the regime of Pol Pot just got thwarted, relations with China and the west are shaky, any opponent of the Bolsheviks gets funding from the read more