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Jul 2, 2019
While I can't completely condone what I was presented with in the end, I couldn't forgive the sins that this sequel to an beloved show had committed.

As an individual who genuinely loved the 1st season of One Punch Man, I had to face the reality before me. Yes, there is no doubt that when the 2nd season was announced a while back, I knew it was never gonna live up to the hype and legacy that its predecessor left behind for it to carry on. When I finally saw the first revealed trailer, saw the quality, and realized that the studio in charge is by read more
Jun 26, 2019
In the words of Charles Barkley:

Okay, seriously, people…why does it have to be so GOD DAMN hard to write an actual good fantasy story nowadays? Where’s the sense of originality? Where’s the sense of creativity? Apparently as of right now, anime is under a mini-crisis, and it involves the all-too-familiar infamous genre of “isekai”. It’s not the genre itself that is bad, it’s just the endless supply of all these cheap knockoff shows, written and produced purely for the sake of easy cash grabs and light novel promotions. Now, in all honesty, I will not condone the lack of originality in a series as read more
Jun 24, 2019
Dororo (Anime) add (All reviews)
It’s one thing to have reboots, when you consider the likes of shows like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Hunter x Hunter (2011), Hellsing Ultimate, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, and Fruits Basket (2019). It’s another thing to have adaptations like Devilman Crybaby and Parasyte The Maxim where they fundamentally reinvented the stories to better suit the modern day’s audience. It’s yet another thing to have remakes like Gatchaman Crowds, Casshern Sins, and Yatterman Night, where the shows compose of completely different continuities and/or stories from their original franchise. So where does that put the likes of Dororo, the 2019 TV series? In my honest opinion, it’s read more
Apr 5, 2019
As the curtain closed on the season of Winter 2019, the epidemic known as JC Staph Infection had claimed yet another victim from the masses of announced sequels to previously aired shows. This time, it’s the adaptation of a popular Dengeki Bunko light novel series known as A Certain Magical Index (which is alternatively called Toaru Majutsu No Index). It is practically inexcusable to have people wait out just over seven years for another season, and then come out with such a disappointing product. Having watched and enjoyed the previous two seasons, I was really looking forward to an announcement for a third one. So read more
Mar 30, 2019
I’ve seen plenty of romantic comedy anime series that draw interest with their own sort of game, but never before have I seen such a series like this one strut their stuff and dance it out like this one.

Adapted from a seinen manga series published by Viz Media and Shueisha, produced by A-1 Pictures, and directed by Mamoru Hatakeyama (the very same person who contributed to the likes of SHAFT shows like Madoka Magica and Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko), “Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War” is a rom-com show that seems to be aimed more for mature viewers due to its rather unique and twisted take read more
Mar 29, 2019
I’ve never seen a sequel to a popular series so butchered since Michael Bay’s stand-alone film Transformers: Age of Extinction in 2014.

This review is coming from someone who actually enjoyed the Date A Live series quite a bit, especially the “semi-canon” film back in 2015. So when I first heard about the series getting a third season, I was quite elated, to say the least. However, not too long after, I received the unsettling news of the original studio that handled the previous two seasons and the OVAs, Production IMS, undergoing bankruptcy and shutting down permanently, and thus the project was handed off to JC read more
Mar 28, 2019
The idea of setting up dark-themed shows and disguising them with initially tame and peaceful atmospheres is not exactly that rare nowadays, based on what I’ve watched from my own experience. Such examples include the likes of Madoka Magica, Shinsekai Yori, Gakkougurashi (School-Live!), and Made in Abyss. With these sort of shows, the infrastructure is relatively the same: a group of young individuals living within some sort of enclosed serene-looking setting shut off from the rest of the outside world, and eventually realizing some shocking, twisted truth about some sort of conflict or hidden secret.

In the season of Winter 2019, This “subcategory” attained a read more
Mar 24, 2019
Call it yuri bait, call it boring, call it whatever the hell you like. There’s only so much that shows of half-length episodes can bring to the table each week.

While the low rating is quite understandable considering the context, Manaria Friends (also named Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends) is apparently a spinoff of shorts whose settings are based off of, if not in the same universe as, the Shingeki no Bahamut franchise that is produced and supervised by Cygames. It is by no means connected to the canon story of the aforementioned parent series, and its focus is mainly on two female leads, one of read more
Mar 22, 2019
I do not understand why such wasteful shows like this one are made or even allowed to exist.

After what I’ve seen here, I think I’ve just about had it with these so-called “seasonal fillers”. This show just really gets me perplexed on so many levels that it’s not even funny. From what I’ve been told, this show, Egao No Daika (The Price of Smiles), was actually produced to commemorate the 55th anniversary of its producer Tatsunoko Productions, the very same studio that actually contributed to the likes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ping Pong The Animation, and the OG Macross series. However, this production, meant as read more
Dec 25, 2018
“If Tokyo Ghoul is fast food then Parasyte is fine dining.”
-ZephSilver, MAL “Hall of Famer”, June 2015

Brilliant quote. Now, here’s my not-so-professional version of that famous statement:
“If Parasyte is a Kobe Beef Steak dinner, then Tokyo Ghoul is a previously frozen, pre-prepared Salisbury Steak meal….with preservatives to last through seasons.”

Alright, that’s out of the way. Let’s start with the prelude.

From even the very first season, I was never really a big fan of the Tokyo Ghoul series in its entirety, and I’m REALLY tired of people telling me that I should be reading the manga version of the story. Regardless of whether or not I read more