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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
Apr 25, 2015
Serving as a soft reset for Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Steel Ball Run takes the story in original and daring directions. But does it work? Oh who am I kidding? I'm going to be straight up.
I consider Steel Ball Run to be one of the greatest written works I've ever read.

STORY: 9/10
I will admit Steel Ball Run has a very, very slow start. In fact, Stands aren't even introduced until like 20 chapters in. That's another thing: Steel Ball Run is seinen instead of shounen. That means each chapter ranges from 35 to 60 pages long in comparison to the 20 page long read more
Apr 24, 2015
In what can be considered the grand finale of Jojo, Stone Ocean has a lot to live up to. But does it deliver?

STORY: 9/10
Stone Ocean starts 10 years after Golden Wind. It follows Jotaro’s daughter, Jolyne, as she’s wrongfully imprisoned in a jail whose warden, the mysterious Father Pucci, my have ties to DIO.

Stone Ocean is one of the more dramatic Parts. It is much more story focused than other Parts, who used their stories as excuses to go on a voyage to encounter fight after fight. Stone Ocean’s plot is one that truly concludes Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure up until this point, read more
Apr 23, 2015
THE most conflicting Part, Vento Aureo, also known as Golden Wind, is either cited as the best or worst Part by fans. It has become recently the most popular and highest praised in Japan, France, and Italy, but most American audiences absolutely hate it. Is there a reason? Let's find out.
STORY: 7/10
Golden Wind picks up 2 years after Diamond is Unbreakable. In it we learn DIO had a bastard child named Giorno Giovanni, who becomes a member of an Italian gang named Passione. With them, he seeks to kill their boss and become Top Boss of Italy.

It's a solid story mostly. It read more
Apr 22, 2015
In a controversial shift, Araki succeeds his immensely action shounen series after Stardust Crusaders with a slow paced slice of life comedy/murder mystery. And you know what? It works. Diamond is Unbreakable is one of the greatest accomplishments in Araki's career.

STORY: 9/10
Diamond is Unbreakable takes place 11 years after Stardust Crusaders. Jotaro discovers Joseph had an affair with a woman in a small town in Japan called Morioh, giving birth to Josuke Higashikata, the 4th Jojo. He travels to meet him to investigate recent Stand activity in the town and get to know his new uncle and eventually aids him and Josuke's interesting friends read more
Apr 21, 2015
The most popular and famous Part of Jojo, Stardust Crusaders is considered one of the most iconic and influential manga ever made. But is it really THAT good?

STORY: 5/10
Stardust Crusaders picks up 48 years after Battle Tendency. In it, an elderly Joseph Joestar teams up with his grandson Jotaor Kujo and others to stop a resurrected DIO, who has cursed the Joestar family and is hiding in Egypt. They go on a 50 day adventure to Egypt fighting DIO's army along the way with newly developed Stands, spiritual forces that live within one and grant a special power or ability.

And what a long read more