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Mar 19, 2020
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4 out of 10 does not sound like a high rating, and in most circumstances, it wouldn't be... With a Hand Shakers sequel though, it represents an immeasurable improvement over the original. That series was a production and storytelling trainwreck, infinitely dumb, often nauseating to look at and apparently unaware of its unparalleled shittyness. A shocking combination of most obnoxious anime tropes, horrible writing desitions and CGI that no human being should consider passable. I very seriously consider it the worst full-length anime show ever made and the fact it got a sequel sounds like a grotesque joke. Or maybe, simply a treat for connoisseurs read more
Dec 23, 2019
So, this series started as completely appalling: a bunch of teenagers with absurd, godlike powers are transported to a world of magic, dumb fanservice and overly-convenient plot points. Everything and everyone is an incarnation of some tired isekai trope, but still probably how OP and kitsch the main characters are is the greatest sin – it's like each of them was another version of Deathmarch protagonist, just without any logical explanation for their world-breaking abilities outside of them being "prodigies". It goes to the levels of a swordswoman running faster than a missile, a dcotor treating someone mauled to death by a beast to health read more
Aug 16, 2019
I see a pattern in this show that I'll be extremely surprised for it to not follow for the rest of the season: while it's really nice to look at and listen too (the OP and ED sequences are just awesome) and the initial episodes were intriguing with their dark climate, the actual story is a mess full of over-the-top characters and weird plot developments that takes you out of the experience. The more we learn about the Fire Force's actual world and its main intrigue, the less sense it all makes and the more trashy it becomes. The latest arc with Special Fire Force read more
Aug 13, 2019
It's kind of pointless to review this anime, as you'll either love it or hate it no matter what I can say. However, I still find it disturbing people not only enjoy this series, but even defend it not as an amusing trainwreck, but some kind of genuine masterpiece. I seriously tried to see any of the redeeming qualities people are writing about... And they're just not there.

This series is not a good psychological anime. All characters are absurd, obnoxious caricatures that you can't relate to or be genuinely intrigued by. Hida is maybe the only exception – I actually somewhat bought her behaviour (it read more
Aug 1, 2019
I feel weird defending this show, because it's not good. More than that, by any reasonable definition it's pretty awful. It's basically an Overlord rip-off, playing on the same themes of an experienced player being sucked into a dying MMO, having to adapt to the new world and the ridiculous persona/gameworld elements he created for himself. It's animated and produced very cheaply, not being even close as colourless and pathetic as Isekai Cheat Magician, but still pretty damn bad.

On the other hand, it's extremely self-aware and genuinely hysterical with how purposefully dumb and juvenile it is. I think one thing people completely miss is the read more
Jul 31, 2019
I was kind of excited for this anime – I didn't expect it to be great, but I really liked the idea of introducing a female counterpart transported to another world along with the protagonist, and the story being the journey of both of them, with probable romance later down the line. I find this kind of setup way more attractive than the overdone harem isekai. After four episodes, however, I can tell with 100% certainty that this show is absolute trash.

The introduction is pretty awful, with the main characters being transported to another world, being in danger for literally one scene and then immediately read more
Jun 28, 2019
At first glance, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches looks like a harem anime and while I don't outright hate this kind of shows, there are a few things I find heavily off-putting in many of them. The heroines are often plain stereotypes and get limited character development due to the scene being overcrowded. There's no real romance, so the show can just between girls on the scene-to-scene basis. The protagonist is either a wimp or an idiot, so the constant flux of flirting and shoehorned fanservice can be maintained without him committing to any of the girls...

However, this show is none of these. It's a read more
Jun 28, 2019
Warning: Spoilers ahead (not that there's much story to spoil)!

So, the series itself is quite self-explanatory and I actually enjoyed the super-relaxed, cutesy SoL content it offered quite a lot: Senko, the 800 years old fox spirit with a history of watching over family of the protagonist, Nakano, comes to the human world to give him respite in his lonely life of an abused salaryman. Being quite out-of-touch with the modern world, she still tries to help him find balance in his life, which also leads to other characters, such as another fox spirit, Shiro and Nakano's quirky college student/mangaka neighbour, Koenji, entering the scene. read more
Jun 26, 2019
The Rising of the Shield Hero, for those that are not absolutely sick of the tropes typical for the isekai genre, had the potential to be a 10/10 series. It starts in a very intense way, with the protagonist, a hero summoned from another world that had the misfortune to wield the despised shield as his weapon, rather than the revered spear, sword or bow, being framed and shunned in an excruciating fashion. Not being able to come back to his world or abandon his duty as a hero, he goes through hell time after time, his resentment for those that betrayed him with no read more
Jun 23, 2019
Ugh, this show... Who thought this was a good idea? :/

One of my favourite short comedy anime is Morita-san wa Mukuchi, where the extremely shy protagonist doesn't speak a word during the whole two seasons and we can only hear her thoughts from time to time. It was a cute gimmick that fueled the lighthearted SoL comedy of that series and made me remember it despite the rather plain "cute girls doing cute things" formula - I'm sure many people would find it boring, but it was well-crafted and relaxing.

Here, the silent cast is not a gimmick. It's a pointless hindrance that adds nothing of read more