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Mar 8, 2017
I decided to do this anime some justice. If we want to name all the things, which remind us of some older anime - the main hero, Earth population wiped out, humanity's strongest captain, special battle equipement etc. - we're gonna be here forever. Let's move on. Let's call this a genre.

Honestly, I don't even think that SnK is first in this genre. It goes much further in the history of anime, like... 80s. All those huge aliens and mecha fighting, you know. There's basically nothing original about the Evangelion premise, right?

But what do all these stories have in common? We enjoy them! We enjoy read more
Mar 8, 2017
This will be a short review for a short manga.

It is clear from the first page that this is a parody. The main hero, Ikehata Shino, has been trained as a kunoichi, especially in the "art to please men". He lays his eyes on the victim and starts plotting, how to use his "female ninja" skills to win the poor guy over...

The result is hilarious to read. Shino is not thinking much unlike a classic shoujo heroine. The premise itself is outrageous and absurd. Characters seem as stereotypical as the story allows them to show. The art is alright for a shoujo manga. The author read more
Jul 21, 2016
This anime lost me at „I think that feelings are important.“
And that's about all they want to tell us. There is really no meaning, no plot, nothing worth remembering. I kept watching it only to see if I might change my mind.

There's no point in branding this „RPG setting“. Why would anyone connect this to a game without the characters themselves saying „this is not a game“. No. It is just plain fantasy world. Very plain fantasy. So plain that some people put this anime in „slice of life“ category. But it is about as exciting as watching a high school anime which would be read more
Apr 2, 2016
This piece of art... is absolutely precious.

I've experienced the reader's chills many times before, but here they come just from looking at Yumi's face. He's so beautiful! Ah! His existence justifies everything and if there is anything in the story, that is not perfect, it's cancelled. I am so happy I read this only because the cover art caught my attention.

To give you the idea what you're getting into, in case you decide to read this yaoi... It's about adult people in the real world - ehm, okay, in slightly yaoi-sed and idealised version of the real world. The point is, it's not all about read more
Jan 2, 2016
Oh, my favourite underrated anime...

I have really fallen in love with this fairy tale-like, sweet story, which is at the same time very mature, sometimes dark and I cannot decide whether it's optimistic or pesimistic. I'm not even against calling this emo.

Creators of all kinds will probably never get tired of the Alice in Wonderland inspiration. And there's nothing wrong about that. In this case, the character designs AND the plot are slightly inspired by it, but in the end, the story is completely original and I enjoyed every piece of it. It's the kind of story that makes you want to know, what's next, read more
Dec 25, 2015
Princess Tutu is one of my all-time favourite series, which stayed in my toplist even after rewatching.

The main focus is circling around the music. The main story and the side stories are inspired by famous operas, ballets, symphonies... We meet the Swan Lake, obviously, combined with The Nutcracker, not only in the plot, but especially in the soundtrack. I had to find the list of used classical pieces, because there are just too many and all of them are worth listening to. (By the way, Swan Lake from Tchaikowsky is next to the symphony From the New World my favourite composition.)

Because the plot is composed read more
Dec 18, 2015
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Why do I even write this review?

Other people said it all. Even the author himself confessed he created this as guilty pleasure, probably because he just loved drawing guts and boobs and monsters (not sure in which order).

The combination works great. 383 chapters were gone much more quickly than I ever had expected. And I say this as pure-hearted maiden. I cannot help but to admire the art, all the details of brain cuts etc.

I very much appreciated that the story was consistent. It was finished properly and the author obviously intended to do it from the begining, unlike many others who just let the read more
Dec 18, 2015
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This manga is my dream come true.

1. It's fantasy

2. Main hero is great in every aspect. No, I have no problem that he's totally OTT!

3. Plot is within its genre quite original, after some obligatory power showing-off cliches, it starts being fresh and unexpected.

4. Art is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! I just love it. I love traditional Asia-inspired clothing, weapons and everything. I was reading it all over again just because of this, my all-time-favourite (alright, there are some better, but these are like... oneshots) A-R-T!

But. Id left me with broken heart. It stopped. They stopped publishing Id! My perfect manga. Whenever I'm not careful and accidentally open read more
Dec 18, 2015
Does any dark fantasy manga that starts well and continues well even exist?

All of my favourite stories either stop getting published, or the intense atmosphere just vaporizes like water later on - which is the case of Übel Blatt. The beginning is just perfect. Am I bad person if the main reasons for me to enjoy it were all the despair, twisted personalities and raw violence?

When I talk about the characters, I should highlight the difference between now and then. I loved that main hero who just walked through the starting story with nothing to lose and everything to destroy. I even understand why some read more