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Mar 29, 2023
While Technoroid: Overmind will likely stay overlooked by the majority of anime fans, those looking for either an under-the-radar music show or an intriguing Sci-Fi/Slice of Life anime should certainly check it out.

Another brainchild of Noriyasu Agematsu (a man perhaps best known for his other original creation Symphogear, and in general, no stranger to creative music shows) and featuring the stylings of his acclaimed group of composers Elements Garden, viewers can be assured of quality songs. The average Technoroid viewer will come for the music, and will likely not be disappointed. That being said, this anime has plenty of other hooks – in fact, ...
Dec 27, 2021
Maryuu Senki (Anime) add

Do you like copious amounts of random gore and sex? Literal essays of text to read explaining pointless lore and worldbuilding? Did I mention all the mindless gore and sex?

If this doesn't appeal to you, or if you don't like being bored beyond belief while watching media, Maryuu Senki is not for you.

The 1980s and 1990s are filled with OVAs no human being should ever watch -- content so mindless and boring it's hard to imagine there was ever a target audience for it. This is another one of those, and it's not particularly remarkable among them. The ...
Dec 21, 2021
It's just not very interesting. It looks ugly (especially with the poor CG), there's nothing noteworthy about the characters, and the plot just speedruns a few tropes. Anything unique or different about this feels like it gets thrown in for about 5 seconds and then just moves on -- in fact, the entire plot just runs through itself so quickly it's impossible to invest in anything that happens. As I mentioned before, the characters don't really have any personality traits; I couldn't tell you what separates Mattsu from Yanma, nor could I tell you why I'm supposed to care about either.

It's far from the ...
Jul 10, 2021
Preliminary (12/16 eps)
If I had to pick one phrase to describe my experience here it would be 'a pleasant surprise'.

I wasn't expecting too much from a collection of edutainment commercial shorts, and only really started to watch them because of the interesting assortment of musical artists supplying the ending themes. Furthermore, I can't say I knew much about the Paralympics, or any of the assorted franchises crossing over here such as Yowamushi Pedal, Dear Boys: Act 4, or KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops.

However, watching these gave me a newfound appreciation for basically everything involved. I won't say they're masterfully crafted -- a lot of them even follow ...
Apr 28, 2021
Apparently this OVA has had yet to inspire anyone to care enough about it to write a review, so here's a quick heads up on it.

This appears to be promotional material for some game, it's connected to Idea Factory (yes that Idea Factory -- Skelter Heaven, Mars of Destruction, and many more beloved trash heap OVAs), and it's not particularly interesting. It's basically just a flimsy excuse to showcase the main character Self Insert Catgirl Demon (SICD for short) and her expansive reverse harem. It bounces around showing a bunch of different trope characters (a bunch of hot guys and most of them are catboys) ...
Apr 28, 2021
Sometimes you deep dive into forgotten anime and stumble upon things no human being should ever watch.

I found this movie while looking over infamous director Iku Suzuki (the mastermind behind Dark Cat, a contender for worst anime ever) and his career. I was hoping to find something entertaining, but unfortunately this movie is mostly a bunch of boring nothing. The characters are flat as boards, the the art is bland and dull (as is the music), and the plot is vacant of any creativity for most of the movie.

The only reason I'm not giving this a 1 is that around 40 or so minutes in, ...
Mar 18, 2021

The entire time spent watching Higurashi Gou, I found a pair of questions plaguing my mind: who is this for and why does it exist?

Unfortunately, two cours later I still lack any satisfactory answers. As much as I’d like to believe this exists for reasons beyond plugging a gacha game and lining the creators’ pockets, I’m struggling to say otherwise. I can only hope the upcoming sequel Sotsu will be able to build off of Gou’s foundation and take this story anywhere interesting or meaningful; as is, the only things I can credit Gou for are its extreme lack of respect for ...
Jan 5, 2021
Character deaths done right are one of my favourite things in fiction. The absolute gut punch of losing a character I cared about, the ways the story's cast will play off of it and develop, and the impactful, irreparable tone shifts.

You've already read the score I'm giving this, so I'm sure you realize none of that applies to Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku.

It isn't hard to look at Ikusei Keikaku and see exactly what will go wrong with it. It's a one-cour show trying to tell the story of sixteen different magical girls -- and if that wasn't already a difficult enough task, it's a battle ...
Oct 23, 2020
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
"Girls are this soft?! Human hands are this warm... and feel this good? This is marriage?! It's fantastic!"
-Nasa Yuzaki

Ladies and gentlemen, the year is 2020, and 'pandering to incels' is still a viable business strategy. I'm not gonna make any friends for this one but... Tonikawa is real bad.

This show popped on my radar while reading through the list of Fall 2020 seasonals. I thought to myself "I could go for a cute romance show -- I love those", and quickly threw it on my list. It would be fun to develop on two essential strangers living together and having to build a relationship from ...
Oct 23, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
So far, Assault Lily: Bouquet isn't an awful show per se, but it's sorely lacking in originality.

For starters, the concept is straight out of RWBY -- teenage girls with gunblades fighting against evil monsters that threaten humanity. We have a similar high school setting to early RWBY -- hell we're introduced to our naive protagonist on her first day at the academy, and she immediately meets a rich heiress who eventually becomes a close friend. Like, it doesn't even try to hide this part -- episode 3 starts off by revealing everyone has a semblance... er sorry, "Rare Skill".

However, that's still a fun enough ...

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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