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Sep 9, 2019
Moetan (Anime) add (All reviews)
Moetan currently stands as the lowest rated anime on MAL that I have given this high of a rating to and honestly, it's deserved. This may well be the stupidest magical girl anime in existence (unless you consider Dokuro-chan a mahou shoujo) but that's precisely why I find it so funny. Let's take a look at why this is one of my favorite pieces of trash.

Story 4/10
A loli-loving man from a parallel universe gets banished from his world and turned into a duck so that he can help a high school senior that looks half as old as she actually is teach people English by read more
Aug 5, 2019
Preliminary
Huge Symphogear fan here, so don't expect a very unbiased review. Although I can't imagine why you'd be watching season 5 of Symphogear if you didn't like the first four unless you're one hell of a completionist or are being forced to watch against your will (which isn't an entirely unrealistic scenario given the intensity of Symphogear fans when trying to get others to watch).

Story: 7/10
The story of XV is more of the same yet completely unpredictable because "more of the same" in Symphogear means more batshit insanity and over-the-top action and badassery. Without spoiling too much, we get new villains this season who somehow read more
Mar 24, 2019
Preliminary
Whether or not you've seen the anime, Gabriel DropOut is definitely a manga worth trying if you're a fan of the CGDCT (cute girls doing cute things) and/or comedy genres. If you HAVE seen the anime and want more, then I'll tell you right now that the manga's quality is about the same as the anime and that should be enough to tell you it's worth reading.

Story: There really isn't one. Gabriel DropOut is a mostly episodic series about angels and demons and their everyday lives on Earth (and occasionally heaven or hell). There are occasions where new characters are introduced and the characters' relationships read more
Jul 3, 2018
Contains spoilers (not super-specific ones, but general, non-specific parts of the story)

Originality is often overrated. It can be mind-blowing, groundbreaking, and even thought-provoking when it's done well, but I've seen many anime (or works in any creative medium for that matter) that present an interesting premise only to become something dull and unengaging because the execution and/or development of the unique ideas was poor. A super unique and original show simply cannot be good or better without high quality execution of its ideas, story, and concepts. My Hero Academia, however, is proof that standard fare can be very enjoyable and pretty damn good when it's read more
Jun 26, 2018
This show was so bad that it almost makes me feel sorry for the other series I have rated as 1 because they have to share the rating with this steaming pile of fecal matter. Take the absolutely shitty quality of Mars of Destruction and Tenkuu Danzai Skelter Heaven and add all the generic harem tropes you can think of with a constant barrage of the most off-putting fanservice imaginable and you have Eiken. I'm a big fan of fanservice, even when it's over the top in shows like Bikini warriors, but the fanservice in Eiken is simply unpleasant to look at. Character designs are read more
May 15, 2018
When it comes to writing reviews, comedy is probably the most subjective genre because everyone has a different sense of humor. You can be somewhat objective in explaining why a drama (or some other plot-driven genre) is poorly done by pointing out holes in the story or other such contrivances, but with comedy all you can say is "I didn't find it funny because x, y, and z." The thing is, someone else with a different sense of humor may find it to be hilarious precisely because of the aspects you don't like.

I found Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan to be pretty hilarious. The humor is juvenile, read more
May 12, 2018
I absolutely loved Vivid Strike. After watching it twice and thoroughly enjoying the action and drama both times, I've come to the conclusion that it's one of, if not the most underrated anime on MAL (in my opinion). With that said, the specials were a nice, fairly enjoyable way to get a little more out of the show and spend a bit more time with the characters but they don't really add anything of value to the story. The first two episodes take place between episodes 5 and 6 of the original show and mostly contain parts of the story that apparently weren't important enough read more
Apr 2, 2018
It's not often that a special manages to be more enjoyable and outright better than the show itself, but in my eyes, this special episode of Brave Witches is an exception. After loving both seasons of Strike Witches, I found Brave Witches to be pretty disappointing. It wasn't terrible or anything, but the zany shenanigans that used to take place in Strike Witches were conspicuously absent, replaced instead with straightforward Neuroi fights that weren't that interesting most of the time.

The special gives us a very cute and funny story centering around Eila and Sanya, two fan favorite characters from the original series. It was a read more
Mar 10, 2018
Preliminary
TL:DR Review: Slow Start begins as a very plain show, but overcomes enough of that plainness to be cute, relaxing, and enjoyable for fans of the "cute girls doing cute things" genre. In the absence of stylistic and conceptual uniqueness, the final product can still be worthwhile if executed well enough to cover those deficits. 6/10, above average, would watch more.

"Slow Start" is indeed an apt name for this series as it appears unremarkable at first glance. However, after an episode or two, this show was able to overcome its plainness and I started to genuinely enjoy it. My recommendation for Slow Start is simple: read more
Sep 8, 2017
To be honest, I get a kick out of this new wave of dark magical girl shows that try to be grim and dark and sometimes gory. Even though they're only emulating the more superficial aspects of the acclaimed Madoka Magica and don't often have a superb story to offer, they can still be greatly entertaining. Unfortunately, this was not the case for me with Day Break Illusion.

Story: 3/10
The story starts off as a semi-interesting Madoka clone but all of the potential for an interesting outcome is wasted and it just devolves into an incredibly generic friendship story that's masked by its attempts at being read more