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May 7, 2020
BNA (Anime) add (All reviews)
“Wide as an ocean, deep as a puddle.”

BNA: Brand New Animal is ambitious. It attempts to craft a fully-realized setting to explore nuanced political themes such as racism, fascism, eugenics, and activism. Simultaneously, it tells the story of estranged friends, super-powered crime fighters, a government conspiracy, and cults. In twelve episodes.

Needless to say, Trigger bit off more they could chew.

BNA begins with a hooded girl in tattered clothing running through the subway. She passes by a sign reading, “Let’s Hold Hands. Animal Rights,” above the text is a human hand holding an animal paw. This immediately establishes a theme: Humans and anthropomorphized animals live read more
Apr 25, 2020
Arte (Anime) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
Arte is a wonderful story about a woman aspiring to become an artist in Renaissance-era Italy. As a noblewoman, she has two choices: Get married and give up art or run away to follow her dream.

Once she runs away from her manor, she begins the life of a commoner. 16th century Europe does not take female artisans seriously. At first, she struggled to find an apprenticeship, until she met Leo—a stoic man weathered by years of hard work. Arte's story begins with learning how to become an artist, well aware of the climb ahead of her. From what I've seen, she will face prejudices in read more
Mar 28, 2020
If big titties and uncensored nipples are going to offend you, go find another anime that will Meet Your Standards. And if any children are reading this, GET OUT!

In this review, I will be analyzing one of the most visceral depictions of lust, desire, and sexuality ever produced. A tragically misunderstood series in twelve volumes that asks controversial questions no other media would dare to ask. Which monster girl is the best fuck?

I am, of course, talking about Interspecies Reviewers. A story about three legendary men who journey across a fantasy realm on a quest to find the best brothels to enjoy the supple read more
Mar 28, 2020
Words, words, words. What the hell do they even mean? Well, I don’t know! But someone has to figure out what the hell this show is about and whether or not it’s good. Lucky for you, I happen to be extremely qualified in deciphering bullshit, and In/Spectre certainly is grade-A bullshit.

Where do I even begin untangling this web of nonsense? First of all, there’s so much goddamn talking. If you want to see some good animation, find a different anime! But is the dialogue good or bad? Let’s establish a criterion. Dialogue-heavy anime can work well if the writing is witty, informative, believable, and read more
Mar 22, 2020
I love anime. You love anime. We all love anime.

Eizouken: Hands off the Motion Pictures Club is about people who love anime. They love it so much. They spend the entire show making anime, talking about anime, and thinking about anime. The intricacies of storyboarding, animation, sound design, voice acting, and management are illustrated in detail. I learned a great deal about anime production by watching this.

Eizouken wanted to capture the magic of creativity and the amazing minds of artists, and maybe it did for a few moments. The rest is an unfulfilled promise that left me feeling robbed.

Initially, it introduces three likable read more
Mar 20, 2020
Logic, reason, reality… these are things I simply do not care about. But because of an anime called Darwin’s Game, we need to talk about it. And by we, I do mean me, so take a seat and let me tell you why this anime is crap.

Darwin’s Game tries to pass itself off as a battle royale, one of my favorite sub-genres, but it really isn’t. I expected it to be dumb, shlocky, and nonsensical, which has never stopped me from enjoying an anime before. So I prepared to suspend my disbelief, but nothing could prepare me for what I have witnessed.

The titular death read more
Jan 28, 2020
Babylon (Anime) add (All reviews)
Throughout my high school years, I struggled with an illness in my mind I couldn't put into words. The way I thought of it was a roller coaster that I could never get off. My whole life has been a series of peaks and valleys.

For weeks, the roller coaster would be at a peak. I would have an endless supply of energy. I was able to make friends and enjoy every day to the fullest. Then everything would crash down and suddenly the roller coaster was stuck in a valley. For weeks, I would be exhausted and depressed. Making friends was the easy part, but read more
Jan 3, 2020
Alicization: War of the Underworld is exactly what people mean when they say “Look pretty and do as little as possible.”

There is sakuga in every episode, the artwork is vibrant, and the fight choreography is better than ever. As for the writing, it is hasn’t improved much over SAO’s previous seasons. Where the narrative shines is its premise: The Underworld is a hellish land cloaked in a warm aura radiating from the blood-red sky. Flatter than an ocean, it is a wasteland populated with no vegetation as far as the eye can see. Divided by a valley of stone are humans on one side and read more
Dec 29, 2019
Warrior’s pride, loss of innocence, betrayal, and the quest for the biggest bounty. This is what it means to be a Viking in Vinland Saga. All of these themes are presented in one solid package. What this series lacks in narrative depth, it makes up for with an authentic depiction of the eleventh-century European war.

This season is the prologue to the rest of the real saga. In the beginning, the hero of Vinland Saga, Thorfinn, slowly—and frustratingly—grows throughout the season. From the start, he was just a kid and his immaturity is prevalent throughout the series. His father, the great Viking general Thors, raised read more
Dec 27, 2019
*Spoilers in a marked section.*

All it takes is one glance at Cautious Hero’s title to know everything you need to know about it. It summarizes the story, the main character’s personality, and the one prominent joke of the entire show. If you are expecting anything different from the typical isekai, read the title. If the gimmick interests you then this might be worth watching. To everyone else, there’s nothing to see here. Just another generic isekai gag comedy.

First and foremost, the titular cautious hero is the worst part of the show. Seiya is the hero, but he has no personality. He's your typical generic isekai read more