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Mar 29, 2023
Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko is an example of “execution over originality”. Synopsis may sound uncommon: a tomboy, Tomo, is in-love with her best friend, Jun, who only see her as a “best bro”, so now she has to prove him she’s indeed a girl… But being uncommon doesn’t guarantee quality, as this kind of story still resorts to well-known cliches and tropes. However, what it lacks in originality, it makes up in execution in order to deliver an outstanding and pleasant experience.

One particular thing about this serie is the manga it comes from, more exactly its format; every episode is only one page with four panels ...
Mar 26, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Benriya Saitou-san, Isekai ni Iku is quite a serie. Remember watching the initial teaser PV and thinking: “an isekai that will actually focus on its fantasy elements and the development of his main character instead of just being another otaku pandering? That’s something I need to check!”, and surprisingly, it was actually like that… Well, kinda.

Saitou is a handyman, and he’s good at it, but being undervalued led him to be not too confident about his own skills and overall utility, and now, after being given another chance in another world, he has to prove to others and himself what he’s very capable of. More ...
Jul 3, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This show is how an isekai should be made… but at the same time how an isekai should not be made.

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka doesn’t look very promising at first glance, the premise is pretty much the same as your average isekai anime, with our main character dying and reincarnating in another world with RPG videogames terminology. Not even the fact she revives as a spider monster is something new or original at this point (but at least is more striking than a lame slime!). But what it lacks in originality, it makes up for in personality and self-awareness, while taking enough care of ...
Dec 21, 2020
Mixed Feelings
“I’m not locked in here with you… You’re locked in here with me!”

The tittle is a big lie, don’t get fooled. Maoujou de Oyasumi is not about a moe kidnapped princess trying to get a good sleep. It is not. Of course not. Absolutely not. This is about a psychopath, serial murder going rampage, mercilessly killing and torturing helpless and unaware demons, without any sort of empathy or regret in her big, star-speckled purple eyes. Her cute, harmless appearance and monotonous, expressionless voice don’t stop her from doing the most atrocious actions, from stealing important army stuffs, torturing people under questionable excuses, or emotionally manipulating ...
Sep 25, 2020
This show is getting too much attention for the wrong reasons.

Among the people trashing the whole show just because of Uzaki’s design, the people trashing Uzaki’s haters and overpraising the serie just for being contrarians, and the people trashing people who trash Uzaki’s haters… it seems no one cares about investing time to see if the serie is actually good or not.

Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai became popular some years ago after being part of a tendency of “female character teases her male classmate” series, alongside others like Takagi-san and Nagatoro. Takagi-san bet on a more innocent approach of this, having the two MCs trying to outsmart ...
Aug 27, 2020
It’s amazing how this serie improved after that bland first part and that dreadful first season. But what did this serie do to get better in such a way? Simple and straightforward: it started to raise the stakes.

First part ended up with a plot twist: Eldora was a real world, instead of a GBN part, so everything the characters went through was real. Now they have actual reasons to go back and fight, making the main issue as a real threat and changing the mood to a more serious one; but before, they have to overcome their insecurities. This Build serie differs from the rest ...
Sep 19, 2019
Short and simple: this serie is perfect. Why? Because Latina is the CUTEST LOLI IN ANIME HISTORY!!... Yep, that's it. Nothing more.

Let's forget about how shallow the worldbuilding is. This is your typical fantasy world with adventurers, magic, mystical criatures and different races where all of those topics were barely touched because of course, you have seen them thousands times before and you don't need to get them introduced in this story. This is all about Latina!! not about... non-Latina things!!. Now you might be thinking: "Hey! But this is a SoL anime, not an adventure one", and yes, that's true, but you still need ...
Mar 25, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken may be one of the most decent isekai recently released… But please, can we stop pretending this serie is perfect?

The premise of this serie is pretty much the same as other isekais: MC dies and gets transported to a fantasy/RPG game world, but in this case he reincarnates as a slime. Slimes are well recognized to be the most basic and weak creatures in fantasy worlds, but sometimes they have some traits like broken skills, elemental resistances or ailments inmunity, that may make them powerful creatures which shouldn’t be underestimated (Dragon Quest is a well-known example).

Slimes in this world ...
Dec 8, 2017
Mixed Feelings
After the bunch of generic movies that the franchise was bringing (especially XY's), this film felt like a breath of fresh air, a necessary change and an interesting experience. Even so, it could have been handled much better.

At first, the film was very ambitious, trying to mix classic elements with new elements in a single story with the classic theme of "chosen by the legendary", which is not bad, but that same ambition made the development of the film was very inconsistent: they added key elements of the first season, such as the way Ash and Pikachu became friends, Caterpie's capture and subsequent release and ...
Sep 29, 2017
People often think that because an idea seems uncommon on paper, it is already good.

No, it's not. A plot may seem to be as attractive as possible, a character may appear to be interesting for not following a common stereotype, but if those are not developed correctly, or at least, they are not well used in the universe that the same serie proposes, then can’t be said they are good. This is the case.

Two things to keep in mind before continue reading:
1. Minor spoilers ahead.
2. This is an ANIME ONLY review.

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e, also known as "Classroom of the Elite", this ...

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