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Sep 30, 2021
Do NOT watch this series. Whether you’re a fan of the Higurashi series or have never watched it before, do whatever it takes to avoid this at all costs.

The idolized Higurashi franchise, being part of the 07th Expansion series, is well-known for its blend of intriguing murder mysteries, conspiracies, and gripping horror / thriller vibes, juxtaposed befittingly with comedic lighthearted slice-of-life moments. Seven years after its last installment, the acclaimed creator Ryukishi07 was apparently either under some complicated contractual obligations or was in desperate need of easy revenue. So he decided to drop a new project advertised as a remake, except it turned out to ...
Sep 28, 2021
***THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS***

Imagine taking a great portrait like the Mona Lisa, and then furiously splashing it with buckets of different colored paint. What you get is essentially this filth of a series, and from the likes of Studio MAPPA, no less.

Idaten Deities advertises itself as brainless “style over substance” entertainment, but it turns out be something far more inherently vulgar than what people wanted to acknowledge or admit. It isn’t so surprising when it turns out to be written and created by the same author who did Interspecies Reviewers, which itself was quite the shameless example of anime pornography, for better or worse. As ...
Sep 19, 2021
The detective may be already dead, but this entire show was already dead from the beginning.

Tanmoshi was one of the most highly anticipated anime series from the year 2021, but ultimately ended up as one of the most disappointing and underwhelming shows, instead. With how the anime industry’s priorities are, it was doomed to be a failure from the start, and this isn’t anything new at all, especially with most light novel adaptations. However, Tanmoshi, also known as Tantei Wa Mou Shindeiru / The Detective Is Already Dead, has more inherent problems aside from the typical issues with adapting light novels. Keep in mind that ...
Aug 30, 2021
Any anime fan should know very well that with any piece of fiction, emotions can be a wonderful thing and make a series amazing, and the anime industry is well aware of that. When any story is able to effectively utilize many different kinds of emotions, it will definitely succeed. With that being said, To Your Eternity’s unique style is quite appealing, and most people get interested in this, hence its high popularity and reception, but it’s that very same characteristic that also brings it down. As someone who’s watched A Silent Voice from the very same author of this series, I’m shocked by how ...
Jun 18, 2021
The entirety of the time I watched the SSSS series, both Gridman and Dynazenon, one big question kept bugging me: what ever has happened to the likes of Studio Trigger and that sense of creative freedom?

SSSS Dynazenon is yet another tokusatsu edition via the courtesy of the tag team of Akira Amemiya and Keiichi Hasegawa, the latter of whom is well known for his work on the 1990s Gridman The Hyper Agent series from which the SSSS series is derived from. As one might suspect right away, Dynazenon is connected to the SSSS Gridman anime from 2018, unsurprisingly enough. Much like its predecessor, Dynazenon is ...
Apr 3, 2021
Horimiya (Anime) add
Horimiya had the potential to be a truly great series, but it immensely squandered it.

I genuinely wanted to like everything about it from the story to its characters to its gorgeous aesthetics and visual directing. I truly desired to see this show as something deep, dynamic, wholesome, and metaphorical. I wanted to believe this was a series that can boast and fulfill its unique takes and subversions of the typical romcom genre. But as both an adaptation and an anime in general, Horimiya just simply failed to take care of the basic fundamentals.

The story initally starts out fairly strong with the hooking premise of a ...
Dec 26, 2020
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

Jun Maeda is practically a broken record at this point. It’s honestly a tragedy that the aforementioned quote quite accurately defines the repeat criminal offenses of the all-too-familiar and infamous writer, whom also co-founded the visual novel studio known as KEY. Having previously created and put much of his work into previous popular titles like Kanon, Clannad, Little Busters, Angel Beats, and Charlotte, Maeda unveiled yet another product of his continually recycled method named Kamisama Ni Natta Hi (also known as The Day I Became A God), promptly ...
Dec 24, 2020
Akudama Drive (Anime) add
Mixed Feelings
Spoiler
Akudama Drive is one of those easily captivating and enticing sci-fi action flick series. Lots of flashing aesthetics, bombastic action, sheer madness, ludicrous characters, and a cool-looking hi-tech environment. With all of this in one package, being created and written by none other than Kazutaka Kodaka, the creator of the Danganronpa franchise, well as being influenced by classic films like Pulp Fiction, Blade Runner, and The Ghost in the Shell, it’s not surprising that many people would instantly be hooked on it and praise it so much.

But the truth is, Akudama Drive is akin to a bunch of discombobulated parts tossed into a blender in ...
Dec 18, 2020
The world isn't beautiful, therefore it is.”
― Keiichi Sigsawa

Majo no Tabitabi was not only one of the most pleasant surprises for me in 2020, but perhaps one of the best anime series to come out of 2020.

Adapted from a light novel series written by Jougi Shiraishi, directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka (who had also previously directed the Berserk film trilogy), and produced by C2C, a studio not known for a huge resume outside of their contribution to WorldEnd (commonly referred to as SukaSuka), Majo no Tabitabi would seem like your typical run-of-the-mill, cutesy, lighthearted fantasy series with a prominent and colorful witch-themed setting. With such ...
Sep 28, 2020
Spilled Paint.

Two simple yet effective words that perfectly describe The God of High School, the ultimate travesty from Summer 2020 and yet another defective product via the courtesy of Crunchyroll. With their recently established “strategic” partnership, Crunchyroll and Webtoon took full advantage of the pandemic of the year 2020 to collaborate and present their lineup of products of “original animated content” known as “Crunchyroll Originals”.

With the second coming of a webtoon adaptation, The God of High School, they’ve managed to fool tens of thousands of people all over the world into thinking this is one of the best action fantasy series to start ...