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Feb 6, 2019
Preliminary
First of all, the animation is gorgeous! Although it can be a little bit crude sometimes, the fight scenes are incredibly dynamic and Mob's psychic powers are captured in a beautiful style. Also, the characters are unique and interesting. Especially Mob. He can be seen as a tad bit dull, but his inner conflict and personality is quite deep and surprisingly moving. Finally, the humor. It does miss the mark occasionally, but it works with the tone of the series quite well.
I feel like most people skip this one because of the unorthodox art style (like many other anime, for example, Osomatsu-san) but it grows read more
Nov 5, 2018
For a show about cute monster girls, this takes on a much lighter tone than you might imagine. The animation is top notch and the characters are very good. The story and setting are better than most might expect. The lines and dialogue are almost always fun or funny. If I had to mention something I didn't like, it would be that the main character is not all that entertaining. If I had to mention something I liked, it would be the rather well thought out approach of each individual character. Rather than simply slapping on a generic personality to each character, each character has read more
Nov 5, 2018
Being set in an alternate magical world you would expect magic spells and dragons and such, but this show takes on a different path. The plot is quite simple and enjoyable, and the art/color is pretty darn captivating. The dialogue and lines are well thought out and character personalities have a surprising depth to them. The music includes one of the most fun, playful tracks I've seen in a while. If I had to mention something good about this show it would be deep personality reflected in the voice acting, its one thing to have someone have a good tone when talking, but these actors read more
Nov 5, 2018
This show is an original action/adventure series with lots of personality to it. The story follows the adventures and trials of a certain prestigious family and their descendants. Action can vary widely, some scenes can be slow to drag out emotional impact, and others can be fast paced to emphasize intensity. Animation and art is extravagant (in the sense that things are overdone). Movements are typically slow, but definitely not in a bad way. If I had to name something bad about this show it would be that lines and dialogue can be poorly written at times. It can sometimes feel as though lines were read more
Nov 5, 2018
SAO is a unique show in terms of plot, what starts as an alternate world setting moves back and forth between the real world and the virtual one. Action is a sticking point in SAO, there's countless fights and frightening scenes. The first part of the show offers a romantic adventure, things later change as the story progresses. There's occasional laughs and tears, but the story has a theme of fear of the unknown; In that sense SAO really is an adventure show at heart. Voice acting is enjoyable for the most part. If I had to say something good about SAO it would be read more
Nov 5, 2018
This is a story about a group of of friends who grow up and find themselves slowly growing more and more distant from each other. The plot in this story is rather unusual, yet pretty simple. Its a slice of life at the core, but not as you might expect. The mood of the show is sad, depressed, and sometimes lonesome, but can be heartwarming too. The art is rather simple, animation is average. Voice acting has its ups and downs, there are great moments and not so great ones. Characters are also hit or miss, some are very good some seem plain. If I read more
Nov 5, 2018
The old "monsters have invaded so let's kill them all" story. At first you might be turned off by the concept of the plot, but things quickly pick up and get very interesting. There's an element of mystery that AoT revolves around; if you like a good mystery, the world AoT is set in is very unique and there are many unexpected twists and turns. I'd describe the mood of the show as mostly grim, fearful, and intense. The story really does cover a wide set of emotions; the show seems to consistently use the theme of the 'human experience' as a way of telling read more
Nov 5, 2018
Konosuba is a very carefree adventure story about an oddball cast of misfits who travel together to beat the "big, bad boss". While there's a bit more to the story (which I won't spoil), the general plot is that a free-roaming RPG; the characters travel doing quests for money, causing trouble, and fighting monsters. Sometimes they even win. It's purely a comedy, nothing is taken seriously in this show, ever. If I had to say something good about Konosuba it would be the voice acting. Alongside superb character personalities, the accompanying VA's do a fantastic job of getting the viewer to know the characters. The read more
Nov 5, 2018
A very dark version of the old "stuck in an alternate world" jig. Re:Zero relies heavily on the theme of the human experience. It can seem like a normal SoL at times, while also daring to venture into the territory of the sinister malice in people's hearts. Re:Zero can get quite brutal, violent, gory, and scary in a way few other shows do. At heart however, the show is a psychological mind game that plays on human emotion. Don't mistake it for a horror show, at it's core it's simply being brutally honest. If I had to say something bad about Re:Zero it would be read more
Nov 5, 2018
The comedic adventures of a young light novel author and his "shut in" hopelessly bashful sister. On the surface, this claims to be a slice of life story about sibling bonding, but most of us know better than that. If you're familiar with the Oreimo series by the same author, you probably have no doubt where this is heading. For the rest of you, this is a normal high schooler SoL with an "adult life" twist and a whole lot of cuteness. There are deeper serious undertones and meaningful emotional scenes in this one, but the show rarely budges from a shameless, relaxing, adventurous mood read more