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Oct 3, 2013
It’s been a while since I last reviewed something, and that’s mostly because there wasn’t anything I finished that I felt like reviewing.
Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou though is one show I wanted to review since episode one.

So I sat down, watched the remaining 5 episodes that I haven’t watched yet and marathoned them.

And what should I say? Meh.
It saddens me that this show clearly had potential but had two main issues that ruined all potential it had.

First - The pacing.
This show was just waaaaaaaaay too rushed. Sometimes they squeezed in so much stuff into one episode it couldn’t build up any impact for the things read more
Jul 31, 2013
Kara no Kyoukai animated by studio Ufotable is something I was quite excited to get into but always was postponed month after month.
When I finally got the time and ambition to watch the first movie, I turned off the light, cranked up the speakers and got comfortable to enjoy a supposed great anime movie series.

After about 30 min into the movie I stopped.
I couldn’t watch it anymore because it annoyed me too much.

“What the heck is wrong with it?”, I asked myself.
This show looks so good, this show sounds so good, but damn is it annoying to watch.

Without wasting anymore time I get right into read more
Jul 3, 2013
Zexcs has probably done the most bold thing of the season by animating Shuuzou Oshimis manga, Aku no Hana.

Apparently the manga was quite popular in advance and many people were looking forward to the adaptation. Yet after the first episode an uproar of many angry fans has shaken the industry. People were pissed and the show suddenly went to the lowest rated TV series on MAL.

I on the other hand finished the episode and it left quite a good impression on me. After I went to the forums I saw the gigantic flame war and was confused. Why are people so mad?

The answer lies in read more
Jul 1, 2013
Hentai Ouji is JC Staffs moe flavor of the season.

I know I know the industry is cluttered with cutesy school anime and moe girls doing moe things. But Hentai Ouji was nonetheless enjoyable.

I’m actually kinda sad it is over since it reminded me a lot of one of my favorite anime, Denpa Onna.
While Denpa Onna is a lot better in my opinion and also my favorite school/moe anime, Hentai Ouji still managed to be one of the more enjoyable shows of the season.

Story
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Despite being just a school anime, Hentai Ouji (HenNeko) actually had a story. Quite simple and more in the background but at least read more
Jun 30, 2013
OreImo is back! Now with more fanservice and less fun!

No but really, when I heard OreImo gets a second season I was pretty excited. I loved the first season, it was really entertaining and I had a blast with it. It wasn’t anything great but a good laugh and a lot of Otaku references.

With season 2 though a lot of this changed. I’m not sure if it is me that changed or if A1 Pictures is at fault, or even if the source material is not that good. But season 2 was the biggest disappointment of the year so far.

Story/Content

Kyouske and his sister Kirino are read more
Jun 30, 2013
My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected. But my expectations were not.
Spring “blesses” us with yet another highschool anime about a guy who comes into contact with a bunch of girls in a school club.

What started out generic also ended generic and nothing of value has been gained.
It’s not only sad for the industry but also sad for Brains Base to produce such a subpar work, when in the past they were responsible for great shows like Baccano and Mawaru Penguindrum.

Story/Content:

“Yahari” has no overall story, it’s just about a boy named Hikigaya and his school life. The show goes in no direction, builds read more
Jun 29, 2013
Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge by Studio Gokumi was springs 2013 attempt to create a horror-gothic action show with brutal murderers fighting over the death of the Hair Queen.

What sounds like a promising show turns to be a rather sad effort in making it as good as it sounds.
While I appreciate the goth-atmosphere the show had, it had some serious issues.

Story:

Dansai Bunri revolves around the middleschooler Kiri Haimura, who comes into contact with the so called Hair Queen, Iwai Mushanokouji. Kiri has magical scissors which allow him to cut the Hair Queens very long non-cutable hair. Through this they become a semi couple and Kiri read more
Jun 25, 2013
Fractale seems to be a show that is not liked or praised that much. Yet I had a great time with it, though see its problems.

To start of though I like to say that it is A1 Pictures better works, and I’m glad it doesn’t revolve around highschoolers.

The problem though is that it is not sure what tone the show aimed at and I guess it put many people off. As it incorporates both cutsey and shock value.
If I had to compare it to something, I’d say Ghibli meets(sometimes) dark.

Story:

Fractale sets in the distant future as a system called “Fractale” governs humans life. It’s read more
Jun 4, 2013
After many years passed when I watched 5cm per seconds, which burned itself into my memory, as not only a beautiful dramatic romance, but also as one of the best looking anime, I was so looking forward to The Garden of Words.

Not knowing what to expect but beautiful imagery I tried to absorb as much as I can in one sitting.

Story

Takao is a 15 year old highschool boy who wants to become a shoe designer. Skipping school on rainy mornings he came into contact with a young woman in a nearby park.
There he spends time with her having various conversations and drawing and sketching shoe-designs.

On read more
Jun 4, 2013
Preliminary
Suisei no Gargantia is the latest work of the (in)famous Gen Urobuchi, who did Psycho Pass last season (IG) and the more known, Fate/Zero and Madoka Magica.

While I did enjoy the latter, Psycho Pass was pretty bad and so had no high expectations of another sci fi with Gen Urobuchi and IG behind it.

The show is still airing and I will edit some parts later on, but my overall impressions of the show are set and will only tweaked slightly after the end which will come soon.

Story

Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia) sets in the distant future, humanity has escaped Earth and fights squid like Aliens called read more