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Sep 20, 2020
What we have here is an expression of love for art. It’s a treat in every sense of the phrase, being sweet to the taste beyond expectation and a dietary rarity worth your appreciation and indulgence. As time goes on, television ad rates plummet, and production committees get stingier and stingier with their limited funding and man power, impossibly ambitious original anime become more and more financially harrowing to fund and logistically nightmarish to create. Yet somehow, here we have it, the beauty to behold: Great Pretender.

How much of what I’m about to tell you which you find completely obvious is entirely dependent on how read more
Jul 9, 2020
I know all the young little nihilists populating the internet are good about recognizing and rejecting media which is too anachronistic in its values, but I think we should just trade in those red pills for some black pills, and instead of merely scoffing at religion, patriotism, and chivalry, we should ask why stop there? And proceed to disregard all traditional values altogether, because from where a sociopath like me is sitting, such values do nothing but dilute the theming of creative works and utterly squander a story’s ability to build interesting characters or deliver unique messages of any kind.

This show definitely feels like it read more
Jun 27, 2020
This show is like my migraines. It doesn’t give me migraines; it wishes it could be that provocative. But it itself certainly reminds me of one, only whereas those cluster headaches come with the prescription for sweetly addictive pain killers, all I get out of this torture is the reminder of what most anime truly is and how bleakly accepting of it most people are.

This is one of those anime which is so shallow as to be describable by a single word, and in this case, that word is “noise.” Never before has there been an anime which does so much visually which is this read more
Jun 24, 2020
Tower of God is a hideously ugly, embarrassingly incompetent, grossly corporatist shitstorm built upon a trite mess of an overhyped SAO fan-fiction which doesn’t even have the creativity or sensationalism to be outrageously offensive or unacceptable beyond its hysterically unfounded popularity. Having heard nothing but its alleged excellence over the years, I desperately sought out the manga in light of the anime’s shocking lack of any quality whatsoever only to be immediately nauseated by the exact same brain-numbingly amateur storytelling and vacant dialogue which the anime had just assaulted me with. Drowned in the confused vapidities of a writer who couldn’t possibly have escaped the read more
Jun 20, 2020
This is a show about a bunch of permanent adolescents who whine and bitch about stupid shit they shouldn’t be whining and bitching about anymore, and they do so all whilst acting like the petty elements of their lives which they’re whining and bitching about are actually mature in their complexity and worthy of deep contemplation. Ultimately, this show is either one of two things: a very young, amateur author’s idea of what adults’ emotional tribulations look like, or a cynical ploy by a very intelligent author who knows exactly how to pander to impressionable audiences and trick teenagers into watching a show by presenting read more
Jun 19, 2020
In keeping with the rant-fueled, on-air radio motif this anime is centered around, I thought I’d shake up my formula by recording myself impromptu reviewing this show and then transcribing it into a MAL review unedited, so enjoy seeing just how much of a hack I am without the weeks of heavy editing I put into my usual writing. I censored names and stuff I wouldn’t put in my proper reviews, but otherwise the following is raw and unscripted.

In advance, thank you for reading.

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So you’ll always expect a show which, either, is very esoteric and appeals to a small number of people and/or a show read more
Apr 23, 2020
Of the greater than four thousand anime I have seen, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is the best among them, and I say this with total confidence. I’ll stop myself from gushing before I even begin, lest I go and turn this into a review of the original as opposed to SAC_2045, but just let me say I have no great reverence for its position as a widely considered classic—at least by long time anime fans—and the idea of a new installment being added to the series over a decade since last is not something I particularly begrudge or fear. Projects the likes read more
Apr 3, 2020
Perhaps this is selfish, as I don’t interact with the community enough to know if this opinion is shared, but to me, the enduring appeal of seasons one through three of Haikyuu!!—putting aside, for now, its outstandingly high quality production—was in the fact it was the first and only shounen anime which did not feel like it was meant to go on forever. All shounen manga as serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump are literally, in-the-text, meant to go on forever. By design of the publication, volume sales and product sales are of secondary importance to by-vote audience reception, which would honestly be kind of cool read more
Mar 27, 2020
How to Ruin Someone Else’s Franchise
A Guide, by SingleH

Introduction
In this step-by-step guide, I will be teaching you through a detailed representative case how to ruin someone else’s media franchise, and I will be doing it with the assistance of the animated series Psycho-Pass, a perfect exemplar with which writer Tow Ubukata has already proven in my stead the foolproof nature of the techniques I’m about to teach you. In this tutorial, you will be assuming the role of a replacement for the given series’ original creator in an effort to emulate the given model, and I will instruct you on the four key methods at read more
Mar 25, 2020
What defines a disappointment isn’t what you got, it’s what you expected.

Blade of the Immortal is one of the most illustrious manga titles to date on the back of its artwork alone. No critic worth their salt has ever paraded Blade of the Immortal on the quality of its writing, characterization, storytelling—none of it. It’s all on the art. And rightfully so, so when I see it getting adapted by LIDENFILMS, a studio whose prettiest production to date, Hanebado!, had to rely on the trusty ol’ rotoscope to stay standing for even a single cour, the last thing I expected was an anime which read more