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Apr 29, 2021
One common misconception among the anime community is that sales and profit are proportional to an anime’s quality. Is a film that sells millions of tickets objectively better than one that sells fewer tickets? Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’s record-breaking box office performance may lead you to believe it is one of the greatest films ever made, but the truth is... the writing is no better than the anime.

Three-quarters of the two-hour-long film takes place on the titular Mugen Train, a brave choice for one of the least interesting settings the series has to offer. Each train car is similar; historically accurate wooden interiors, passengers conveniently read more
Apr 27, 2021
I finally watched the cult classic "Now and Then, Here and There" the anti-war series released two decades ago. Over the years, it has been labeled a masterpiece and one of the best Isekai anime ever. I had to see it for myself, but all I can say is… Seriously?

Throughout 13 tedious episodes, I found a beautifully produced but ultimately poorly written anime. Although I liked the sound and art direction, I couldn't get invested in the plot or care about any of the characters. Despite the story's attempts at social commentary, it has a surprisingly 1-dimensional view of war. It presents war and read more
Apr 19, 2021
Koikimo is dangerous because it uses cutesy art and rom-com cliches to hide what it's really about: A creepy adult man harassing and grooming a high school girl. The girl rejects the man, calls him disgusting, yet he continues to pursue her romantically and sexually. He takes pictures of her without consent, he visits her uninvited, he gets close to her mother, he flirts with her while she’s vulnerable and alone, he gives her tons of gifts, and he expects her love in return. Worst of all, it is targeted at teenagers. The art, animation, and sound are terrible too. Not cute. Very fucked up.
Apr 8, 2021
Have you ever passed in a test even though you know you got an F? You might've left some answers blank because you forgot to study or ran out of time.

That's Gokushufudou's anime adaptation. Though calling this eyesore an "anime" would be a lie. Every scene is nothing more than a glorified sequence of still images, killing any potential comedy from the manga. There are jokes, but they fall completely flat because of how they're presented; with flashes of a black screen like they forgot to check their work. I can’t help but think this was some sort of money laundering scheme.

An unspoken rule of read more
Apr 3, 2021
Horimiya is bound to be praised by anime fans as romantic, deep, a little cliche, and for a good reason. The anime is so prefabricated and artificially self-aware it is romantic, deep, and cliche that it feels programmed. It is a computer-generated story that thinks in cliches: It merges tropes from the average rom-com anime with others from sappy shoujo dramas.

On the surface, Horimiya is a finely polished product—Glistening character art, bright lighting, realistic backgrounds, glittery visual effects. Every voice actor suited their character, and their performances were convincing. Both the opening and ending credits are slickly animated with the utmost care and talent. The read more
Mar 30, 2021
I had such high hopes for Wonder Egg Priority. I praised its first few episodes like it would be the best anime of the year. If only I could go back in time and prepare myself for a massive disappointment.

Before someone tells me, "You didn't understand the symbolism and metaphors." I understood it, but I don't think it's as deep as people say. The symbolism is either so blatant you barely need to do any thinking or so vague that it becomes pretentious. It's like watching a movie while the director is breathing down your neck, telling you what every symbol, line of dialogue, and read more
Mar 30, 2021
This review will include spoilers.

In the second season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Rimuru is mainly interested in creating equality for fantasy beings and humans. It would involve negotiating property, spheres of influence, and moral ideals with other races. If that conflict sounds interesting, you'll be disappointed. The story sweeps the perceived plot under the rug in favor of a one-sided war and meaningless dialogue. I would have preferred to see Rimuru gain equality for his people diplomatically as they hinted at. Instead, we got a formulaic fantasy war that became entirely pointless in the end. If you liked the first read more
Mar 28, 2021
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“What is the meaning of life?”

Ex-Arm is a phenomenal anime. It is a beauty to behold for the mind, the ears, and the eye. It is a landmark achievement in art and animation, which no other anime shall surpass. This pulls you in, then touches your soul. It will make you feel a powerful range of emotions that you have never felt before—happiness, sadness, rage, ecstasy, and fear. Everytime the opening song “Rise Again” began, I felt goosebumps run down my spine. The orgasmic CGI animation will make you vomit your brains out. You will ultimately feel a satisfaction unmatched by that which you have read more
Mar 26, 2021
Tomozaki is cringe-worthy; both the anime and the character.

He lacks self-confidence, cannot understand social cues, has no self-awareness, and has given up trying to make life better. He's an arrogant high-school student who disdains the rules of society without intentionally breaking them. He dresses poorly, doesn't style his hair, slouches over, and can barely hold a conversation with classmates. That makes him the ideal protagonist for an anime that understands the rules of high-school romantic comedies—and it knows how to break them. An arrogant, but earnest, speech introduces Tomozaki.

"Life is a god-tier game… But from where I stand, that's bullshit. You get discriminated read more
Mar 25, 2021
The Promised Neverland 2nd Season is a brilliant achievement of Japanese Television. It is a series that has no reason to exist other than to profit off of unsuspecting fans of the first season. This is the spiritual successor to Tokyo Ghoul: Root A—another anime original sequel that attempted to inflict as much severe pain and suffering on the manga fans as possible. Except, at least that blatant marketing scheme had semi-decent audiovisuals.

This sequel follows Female Kirito, previously known as “Emma”. Similar to Kirito, Emma is also the most powerful player in the video game. Rather than using a sword, she has the power read more