A Lull In the Sea is probably the dumbest show with the highest production values I've ever seen. Here is my in-depth review of the segment of the first episode that I watched before going back to Power Rangers Time Force, an unironically less dumb show also on Netflix. (I also suffered through episode 6 to meet MAL's arbitrary review minimums)
A Lull in the Neurons is about people who live underwater, and in the first seconds of the first episode, they establish that these people who live underwater use fire and eat soup. It's the fucking dumbest thing and the worst world building I've ever
Oct 21, 2022
Let's start easy:
Is Boruto a manga? Yes.
Is Boruto the worst fucking manga I've ever read? Yes.
Is it the worst thing that I've ever seen in Jump? Also yes.
Bordo is a terrible series authored by a pedophile who can't fucking draw and definitely can't write. When Naruto ended after an excruciating 2-year final battle, Kishimoto chose his favorite pupil to help make the ill-fated Samurai 8. Wanting to wash his hands from this series forever, he chose some mongoloid he kept in a basement to draw this pile of shit, presumably as a joke, thinking it would crash and burn.
Well, fast-forward years later and people are ...
Nov 1, 2021
On paper, Fall 2021 is a stacked season if you enjoy original shows with cool action, robots and unique art styles - but then you actually watch them. You dig through the likes of Sakugan, takt.op, AMAIM, Muvluv and Ranking of Kings, desperately hoping they live up to their promotional materials. And then of course, none of them do (except for Kings, watch Kings). AMAIM is boring, takt.op is a cheap mobage ad, Sakugan is ~aight~ and Muvluv is about as good as its source material.
So you quadruple check anichart for anything else to watch and you stumble upon "denchi goober gakku saigo shoujo desu" ...
Feb 16, 2021
Alright kids, gather 'round. I'm about to force-feed you some hard truths.
1. Back Arrow is the best anime this season. (well actually that's probably wonder egg but let's ignore that)
2. Back Arrow will be Anime of the Year.
3. You're making a face right now because you're like 14.
Now that your mental markets have been adjusted, let's dig in.
Imagine for a moment, a 24-episode series with a plot that has a beginning, middle and ending. The show has fighting robots and all the characters don't share the same face. It's not based on a light novel, or even a manga or mobage. It's genuinely funny and ...
Dec 25, 2020
On its surface, Akudama Drive is a highly entertaining, entirely original, very well-produced action series with great pacing and nonstop fun from start to finish. Underneath the hood though, it's a highly entertaining, entirely original, very well-produced action series with great pacing and nonstop fun from start to finish. This enraged and confused me for 12 straight weeks.
Let's dive into this affront to God and Miyazaki.
The story is just a confusing mess. It's about a bunch of characters having a single objective and going from point A to point B, followed by some twists and betrayals, until the characters develop in a dynamic way ...
Aug 26, 2020
Today I'm breaking my review hiatus to talk about a series no one gives a shit about: Boner Collection. One of the only readable series running in the dying Shonen Jump magazine, it was the rare exorcist manga that had any merit at all. Sadly, it's canceled and dead now, and let these words be its epitaph.
Boner Collection is about some dingus who meets the best and most attractive girl in the universe, Paira. He's an exorcist, she's a demon. It's Romeo & Juliet. He gets powers from pulling weapons out of her bones, like swords, sniper rifles and Nintendo consoles. Once he pulls out ...
Jan 30, 2020
Let's go on an adventure. Let's do it for the fourth fucking time since that's how many times I've had to post this review without it getting deleted. Thank you to the 3 people who will read this and hit the upvote button.
Eizouken is the rare kind of series that kindles or rekindles your love for creativity and animation in general. It's the sort of work that introduces its characters and concepts with such freshness and enthusiasm that you get absorbed into - it grabs your hand and says "we're going on a fucking ride, are you ready to have fun?" and then before you ...
Jan 27, 2020
Do you know what the best anime movie of the last couple years is? I'll give you a hint: it's nothing by Makoto Shinkai, the Tyler Perry of anime. It's probably this one.
Let's talk about anime movies for a second. There are three kinds of original anime movies:
B. Over-produced trashy teen romances for the lowest common denominator that could've been live action
C. The rare, totally stand-alone anime film that dares to take full advantage of the medium and delivers art, animation and story concepts that would've never been possible in a TV series format.
This movie, MFKZ, is solidly in group C. This ...
Jan 12, 2018
Have you ever wondered what Kino's Journey would be like if it were garbage?
Well, look no further friend!
I shouldn't have to spell this out, but this is a review that draws heavily on comparing the two Kino anime. It is not an objective view of the 2017 anime alone. I would have found it boring and shitty regardless of the 2003 show's context, but then this review would lack the indignation of seeing everyone's favorite anime indie art film reduced to a cheap and casual throwaway series.
Are you new to Kino's Journey? Well lucky for you the whole original series is available on a number ...
Nov 7, 2017
Reposting because I remembered that I once wrote a Valvrave review that was deleted for no reason.
Alright people, I've completed my viewing of the Spring '13 Mecha Trifecta. This trifecta is made up of Valvrave the Liberator, Majestic Prince and Gargantia. It's been over a year since I've found anything watchable, so I have high hopes.
The other two are great. Will they remain great? Who knows, but I can assure you that this show is awful and only makes the other two look much better by comparison, and it will stay that way.
Valvrave is a mecha anime that follows the formula in all ...