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Feb 12, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This was an anime I certainly came in with a pessimistic viewpoint. The first episode is weak and failed to draw my attention. In fact, I almost dropped it. But I felt like that would go against my bias toward underdog anime, so maybe there had to be a good layer hidden beneath. I feel in order to write properly about it, I must be direct with almost everything, so proceed with caution.

The setting of the anime is fairly standard. If you are a fan of bottle settings, this one will not fail to provide. Besides the occasional scene in the non-fictional classroom Hime and ...
Jul 6, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I will be a bit less harsh than other people who wrote reviews of this anime. However, that is not to say that there is not harshness to be shown altogether. And I will be mentioning direct plot details, spoilers to be more specific. However, I would recommend you read what I have to say instead of watching this so you do not waste four hours of your life. Though, with how poorly I explain some things due to how forgetful I was of this anime myself, you may wind up wasting at least fifteen minutes of your life reading all of this.

This anime has ...
Jan 14, 2022
School Rumble (Manga) add
Mixed Feelings
[Spoiler Warning]

First time I have written a review in ages, first of a manga and first of this year. I actually intended to do one last year, but the "Part 2:" part refused to show up on MAL for some reason. Forgot what I even wanted to write about. This is not at all an absorbable review for newcomers to the manga. I am writing this with the mindset of those who have read it already. Names mentioned will go off what they were called the most in the manga. And this review is as fresh as can be, having just wrapped up the manga ...
Jan 30, 2020
Mixed Feelings
(Major Spoilers)

I don't have much to say that's already been said. I was initially captivated by the origin of the Sailor's powers and wanted to know how much story could be told with so many episodes. I of course later found out it was simply a case of the manga being popular, so they were able to afford tons of filler episodes. In fact, if you add up all of the fully canon episodes, you get the usual twelve episodes, or "twelve episode curse" as I like to moniker anime doomed to not have more episodes than that. It also has five that are mixed, ...
Nov 27, 2019
Mixed Feelings
[Spoiler Warning]

I could draw similarities to other romances, but the whole theme of this anime is one character does not know how to love and the other loves her. I could draw similarities to Sakura Trick, but only that one of their main characters shares the name Yuu and is the hesitant one in the relationship, well the one who is the most amorous is the long-haired one. But, I will be more blunt.

The romance idea is interesting, but if this anime really has the twelve episode curse (always call the thirteenth episode a "bonus" episode since most anime typically have twelve for the sake ...
Nov 16, 2019
Mixed Feelings
[Spoiler Warning]

I actually do not have very much to say about this at all, but figured I would anyway. Yes, for me anyway, this is not much to say.

Act 1: All of the girls are having a good time, they talk about sex all of the time, it is really funny.

Act 2: Somebody begins to realize they have feelings for somebody, they are literally unable to handle it and nothing but confusion happens.

Final Act: They try to jumble up all of the stress the characters are having into a stress-induced finale. Coming off as comically strong, but ultimately falling flat with very unsatisfying conclusions throughout.

Basically, ...
Oct 23, 2019
Clannad Movie (Anime) add

Alright, unpopular opinion time. I think the Clannad movie is better than the anime. But, before you chew me out, at least read why I am saying this.

Okay, so I have known Clannad for a fairly long time now. I know that even the anime gets criticized for not following the game as faithfully as it could. I understand there is now way in hell a movie could do it better. However, the movie deviating from the plot of the game is exactly why I favor it over the anime. Allow me to explain.

The movie knows it won't ...
May 22, 2019
It's nice to have specials that genuinely feel like more episodes of the anime. Biggest disappointments with them are that some of the plots here would have made for some nice, full-length episodes. Most notably, the siblings of Tanaka and Oota, Rino and Saya. They really did not get very much screen time at all in the anime, so seeing them have a dedicated special felt sad due to how short these are. The special with the WacDonald's worker, Saionji, felt like it fit the short length of the specials the most.

I enjoyed my time with all of these, and at the end of the ...
May 22, 2019
Hmm, I noticed someone has already written a nice, concise review for the anime. I feel I would make Tanaka proud if I could describe it more simply, so I will do so for the more nonchalant reader.

Tanaka sits around all day. Ohta (how the subs spelled it, anyway) helps him so that he does not linger in one spot for too long. He has two generic male friends, one of which believes he is a lady killer. Tanaka sometimes does things. He gets into such petty trouble that it's laughable at how non-troublesome it actually is by comparison of normal human standards. The piano ...
May 15, 2019
This is a pretty hard one to write. I don't want to scoff any of the points I've thought about well watching this anime, so I hope I can convey every thought I want here. Firstly, even though there's a lot of them, I want to address the negatives right away this time. This review will be spoiler heavy, so I will cut off here with a short, non-spoiler version to start off. Then separate it from the main, spoiler review with a visible warning from when it starts.

Hmm, explaining the entire context concisely without spoilers. Uh, let's see, the main character loves to study, ...

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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