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Apr 13, 2019
Gamers! (Anime) add (All reviews)
Gamers! is a romantic comedy that takes the cliches typical for this formula to the absolute extreme. It's full of absurd misunderstandings, miscommunications and pure cluelessness generating tons of unnecessary drama, that prevents the two couples the show focuses on from getting together (obviously, we know from the start that everything will be fine in the end). There's an actual love triangle in the mix, but even that is obscured by the mountains of false signals and inability to speak out about their feeling on the part the main characters (and once more, we more or less know the conclusion anyway). In the end, after read more
Apr 13, 2019
While a lot of people really hate on this show, I don't think it's that bad – you just have to take into consideration what it sets out to do. This is a show about ramen, with the story and characters being more or less a vessel to talking about various types of ramen, showing off real life restaurant chains, noodle brands etc., etc. If you want to know more about ramen, learn about and try out new variants of it, this is a show for you. If you expect anything more... Probably not.

This being said, the slice-of-life content is not horrible. Visual quality, character read more
Apr 13, 2019
I'm actually a sucker for bad anime – I like watching really low-budget or poorly-made shows, laughing at their absurdity and noting down their failures in reviews. This one, however, was physically painful to watch – there's no fun to be had here, intentional or not. The Calamity (indeed!) contains:

– Awful art (simply ugly, at times somewhat and at times horribly so – I can't remember any other anime that was this visually unappealing or had characters so poorly designed) and junky animation. There was nothing funny or over-the-top about it, like in Hand Shakers for example, it was just plain bad.
– Characters too stupid read more
Apr 13, 2019
If you know and like Yuru Yuri, this series might be rare treat for you – a genuine shoujo-ai comedy with a lot of lighthearted "romance" and amusing gags. It follows a high school freshman, Amano, who gets infatuated with Sophie, a centuries-old loli vampire living in her neighbourhood. Sophie, being a recluse and a bit quirky (but also a very polite and genuinely kind person), is initially put off by Amano's pushy attitude, but gradually starts appreciating the new companionship in her previously lonely life and possibly even returning some of the Amano's feelings. Soon, two other characters show up – Amano's classmate who read more
Mar 28, 2019
I've approached this anime while looking for something trashy and relaxing, for which I could turn off my higher brain functions and just enjoy the dumb humour and action - and I've got exactly that, but not necessarily in the quality I hoped for. If I wanted to describe this anime shortly, I'd say it's Highschool DxD, but with less ecchi and way more WEIRD. It's a show that never treats itself seriously and has fun with the harem formula, but to the point it barely manages to even pretend it tries to tell a coherent story, or build a setting and characters that are read more
Mar 27, 2019
This show starts as a strange alternate-history take on Joanne d'Arc, focused on a group of fairly bland characters, teenage French nobles (all mostly gender-bent version of historical characters, in an AU world when men and women are more or less equals). One of them, Montmorency, finds the philosophical stone while delving into the forbidden art of alchemy. He tries to use it to become immortal and gain the power to protect his friends, but ends up bungling the process and has to pass the stone onto a simple peasant girl named Joanne. Then, he decides to use her as a weapon to liberate France read more
Mar 27, 2019
This series is actually pretty amazing through the sheer fact of in how many ways it manages to fail. There is some promise within the general idea behind it and the two main characters, but the barfy animation, nausea-inducing perspective and laughably bad CGI already tells you that you're in for some bad time, straight from the first few minutes of the first episode. The randomly-inserted fanservice and absurd BDSM themes also stand as a clear warning of what's to come.

What's maybe most laughable here is the unironic use of all the most annoying anime tropes. We have brother/sister incest, a 30-years old loli read more
Mar 27, 2019
I'm a huge fan of yuri and I wouldn't even mind the trashy formula this starts with - a standard ecchi/harem setup, just with an all-female cast (although, with only two girls developing into proper love interests - thus the love triangle thing). This really could've been fun...

But it simply isn't, in any way. The jokes fall flat and the super-short nature of the series (3-min episodes) makes any serious romance or storytelling pretty much impossible. It's not really funny, neither it is endearing or interesting, apart from maybe a few scenes. It just seems like a very, very poor adaptation and I would encourage read more
Mar 27, 2019
I'll be honest, I'm absolutely not a fan of the brand of fanservice this show offers, with some characters that are barely more than a pair of giant boobs, sexualized lolis and constantly-flustered protagonists who don't know how to handle women. It's all quite forced and obnoxious and the show went to the absolute heights of what can be done without making it a hentai. If you compare it to how Overlord approaches similar themes, you can see that it can be done without going overboard and derailing the core story.

But, enough of complaining, because there are things to compliment here. First, is the general read more
Mar 27, 2019
Sports anime are usually a bit over-the-top and rely on internal conflicts of the protagonist, but here this was taken in a particularly weird and annoying direction. Most major characters in the show, including the protagonist Ayano, act in an erratic, exaggerated manner that makes them simply unlikeable. Ayano's mother especially is an unbelievable piece of **** and while her actions were vaguely explained, none of the drama she causes is really believable or adds anything interesting, she's simply a horrible person dragging others down with her. Everything ends with a great confrontation between two deeply unreasonable individuals without anyone to really root for and read more