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Nov 5, 2020
Getter Robo G, the sequel to Getter Robo, is in my eyes, a total upgrade to the original. While still not perfect, it addressed many of my complaints of the first and feels like an organic and fitting continuation of this crazy world.

STORY: 8/10 - G picks up after where the first ended, with the Getter Team including new recruit Benkei Kuruma. Now their enemies are the Hyakki Empire, the race of demons created by ancient aliens, who have grown in numbers and strength since the end of that. The Hyakki want to steal the Getter Generator in order to fuel their own evil read more
Nov 4, 2020
Getter Robo is one of the most important and legendary series ever made, and I'm shocked at how unpopular it is on this website. With Getter Robo Arc finally getting an anime adaptation that will finish the story, I figured it was time to go share some thoughts on this franchise with each entry. Getter Robo is the lovechild of co-writer Go Nagai and writer/artist Ken Ishikawa. Ishikawa, unfortunately, passed away before he could finish the manga yet despite that, Getter Robo has preserved through the years with multiple OVAs over the decades. But here everything starts, and while it's far from perfect, it does read more
Sep 30, 2020
After being hesitant to get into Made in Abyss despite glowing recommendation by Hideo Kojima, I finally decided to take the plunge last night by starting the manga. I heard the anime was excellent, but I always try to go for the purest way to experience something first. However, after hearing unending praise for the Made in Abyss film Dawn of the Deep Soul, which adapts Volumes 4 and 5 of the manga, I decided to read up to where the anime ended and then watch this film as my first exposure. I was going to wait until I read those Volumes before I made read more
May 3, 2020
Man, this got really heavy and emotional towards the end. Z does a lot of things very well, but it fumbles a lot of other stuff along the way. Ultimately I think it's very good, even if it drags and sinks in some areas. The full experience is definitely worth it. Just a shame none of these movies are in any way canon because it does some very interesting things with the main story.

I love its focus on Aokiji, who I think is a super underrated and fascinating character. Every Straw Hat gets their moment, even Nico Robin (more than I can say for Stampede)! read more
Apr 11, 2020
Paranoia Agent is the only full anime that the legendary Satoshi Kon directed. There, that's all you need to know if you're thinking about watching it. Go watch it! I want to start with a disclaimer: This is an anime that is very difficult to talk about without spoiling, and while I will try my best to keep spoilers at a minimum, a lot of what I really want to say about it involves heavy spoilers. If you're interested, feel free to DM me. I'm always down to discuss Kon. Anyways, onto the review.

STORY: 10/10

Paranoia Agent is a piece of media that continues to only read more
Jun 29, 2015
Puni Puni Poemy is a two episode OVA that is a sequel to the comedy classic Excel Saga, and despite being undeniably shoddily made and disappointingly short, it is still one of the funniest anime I've ever seen.

STORY: 1/10
Puni Puni Poemy's story is terrible. There's no denying it. In fact, it may be the worst story in all of anime. Don't believe me? It's about Nabeshin (Who is in fact the anime's director) and his adopted daughter Poemy who play the characters Nabeshin and Poemy in an anime called Puni Puni Poemy (You may remember it from Excel Saga) in which a girl read more
Jun 18, 2015
Akira (Anime) add (All reviews)
"TEEEEEETTTSSSSSUUUUUUUOOOO!!!!"

"KAAAAAANNNNNNEEEEEDAAAAAAA!!!!"

"SHUT UP!! THAT'S *MR.* KANEDA TO YOU, PUNK!!"

25 years after this cultural phenomenon was released in cinemas worldwide, it is still unbelievable to fathom its almost traumatic impact it has had on nearly every form of media since. AKIRA, an adaption of quite possibly the greatest game-changer of illustrated literature, was among the first anime to cross the Pacific over to the United States of America. It was a test of the waters, to see if the West could appreciate anime as a new media form.

Few other decisions in film have left nearly as large of an impact.

From the start AKIRA was a cult classic, read more
Jun 17, 2015
Comedy is an art. Throughout human existence comedy has existed. It is a way to bring humans together in fun and merriment. It can also be used to make light of serious issues. There have been many historical landmarks in comedy.

1900 BC: The first joke is told in Sumeria

446 BC: The first comedic playwright, Aristophanes, is born.

1475 AD: Geoffrey Chaucer begins his epic quest for universal comedy with The Canterbury Tales but ultimately never finishes.

1605 AD: Miguel de Cervantes releases the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha, a piece of literature still hailed to this day as one of the funniest things read more
May 23, 2015
"Chant these words three times in your mind! A HERO APPEARS! A HERO APPEARS! A HERO APPEARS! Do that, and I'll come to you!"

How does Masaaki Yuasa live up to the near perfect masterpiece that was Tatami Galaxy? By making what is undeniably to me one of the most perfect anime series ever created. I can't say it any other way. I loved Ping Pong. It is one of my favorite shows of all time. It is what I consider the single best anime of the 2010's.

And it may very well be what I consider to be the single most perfect anime series read more
May 9, 2015
I sweat bullets in anticipation as I prepare to write a review for Tatami Galaxy, also known as The Mythological Chronicles of the 4½ Tatami Room". It is by director Masaaki Yuasa, known for his art house works in anime such as Kaiba and Ping Pong the Animation. I am not nervous because the anime is bad, quite the opposite. It is because I feel unqualified to review it. All I seek is the rose colored critic life. Nevertheless I decided I was to embark headfirst into this feat. To review Tatami Galaxy, as the name was simplified for the United States out of fear read more