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Jun 27, 2021
A happily ever after doesn’t exist. Nomad takes the cheerful conclusion of the first season and throws it down the gutter. Gearless Joe, a man who had reached his peak early in life, is left stumbling into a downward spiral. What’s left after a few years is a lone man with nothing. Wandering on without a destination. Getting money the only way he knows how. A stray dog now more than ever before.

A continuation of a story whose ending, albeit not perfect, felt complete, could very well have been just a way to milk a pre-existing series dry. But I was glad to see read more
Feb 25, 2021
This show definitely set itself up high in expectations. But that didn’t stop it from plummeting down on the same level as any other bottom-tier fiction. Tenkuu Shinpan is yet another proof of how short a high concept can take you if there’s nothing else of value.

The premise of Tenkuu Shinpan is quite attention-grabbing and creates a basis for something promising. Following a bunch of teenagers who’re trapped upon a sea of skyscrapers that stretches as far as the eye can see. Where they have to find a way to stay alive before zany mask-wearing maniacs get to them. It sounds like a fun read more
Sep 24, 2020
Even though the first season of No Guns Life had a lot to give with it’s presentation it ended up tremendously average. It offered a cool setting with interesting themes and characters, but didn’t deliver it in an engaging way. It had at least some things to appreciate like the soundtrack, decent visuals and aforementioned setting, all of which are present here in a similar quality. The setting being the most prominent thing about the first season but needed a lot more focus on fleshing out the world and its inhabitants. It was a good enough foundation to improve from all things considered, which it read more
Jun 24, 2020
This show is about a guy that likes to roam around
He's never in one place, he roam from town to town
And when he find himself falling for some girl
He turns into a massive creep and start molesting her
Cause he's a plunderer, yeah a plunderer!

This show was a train-wreck from beginning to end. It started of as a typical generic ecchi show but went on to pretentiously try and disguise itself as more than just a self-insert power fantasy. It expects you to feel invested in the dramatic moments but because it's so amateurishly executed it becomes laughable. I think that if anything this is where read more
May 19, 2020
7 Seeds (Manga) add (All reviews)
If you woke up from a cryogenic sleep in a hostile dystopian world with the order to rebuild mankind from the ground up, what would you do? Within that question lies the foundation of 7 Seeds. What would a person do under these circumstances? Even more, what would a person without any survival experience handle a more primitive lifestyle with dangers around every corner?

As questionable as it would be if the government chose inexperienced and traumatized people to save mankind, it’s interesting from a psychological perspective. Because some of these people can barely take care of themselves, and now they have even more weight read more
Mar 26, 2020
It’s bold to try to balance tense and dramatic moments with comedic ones, since it could easily backfire and make a show less than engaging. And here we have Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun to showcase the worst outcome of this very problem. A perfect example of how not to do tonal shifts.

It’s presented as a fun, light-hearted adventure. Yet it also chooses to delve into topics such as loneliness and death. Doing so in a tonally much grimmer and dismal way. That is until it remembers that it set itself up as a comedy first and foremost and throws in some of its titular slapstick read more
Mar 13, 2020
It was poetry in motion, but they blinded each other with science.

Do you love me? Prove it through science! That’s the mind process of two scientists, who are head over heels for one another but can’t prove it. The solution? Perform various experiments until they can scientifically prove that they do in fact love each other. Because smart people don’t understand how feelings work or something.

As a comedy this premise works fine enough. But as a romance it fails miserably. Love is a feeling you have for somebody or something. Not a presentation where you have to explain your reasoning. So having them perform these read more
Feb 6, 2020
First impressions are crucial to how we make decisions. It’s therefore no secret as to why many will choose to avoid watching this show. It’s true that it leaves a lot to be desired visually, but there are positives underneath its rather unattractive surface.

Set in a barren post-apocalyptic future where most of the population has transformed into giant CGI monstrosities in the form of insects. The remaining population struggle to survive in fortified, self-governed cities. Where the people live in constant fear of their neighbour or loved one turning into an insect-like form and devouring them. To stop the insectification from spreading, there are exterminators read more
Dec 27, 2019
No Guns Life shines brighter than most of its surrounding competition thanks to its central themes of corruption and dehumanization, strengthened by it’s gritty noir style. But the execution casts a strong shadow on the whole show, loaded with mediocrity.

It has a good foundation to improve from though. Most of the first season is dedicated to world-building and does so with modestly good results. But it often felt like it went all over the place and never really resolved many of the plot threads that it had built up. The characters especially took a bullet due to this. Most of them were blander than stale read more
Oct 4, 2019
How unoriginal can a movie be before it’s too much? At what point does it become just lazy writing? Black Fox is here to quench your thirst for an answer. I wouldn’t be surprised if they wrote down some cliche movie tropes and used that for the story. For what it showed me is that the staff had no inspiration for what it was going to be.

It becomes very apparent from the premise alone how little effort was put into this. The family of Rikka Isurugi are assassinated by a super evil corporation that does super evil things. She then plans her revenge by becoming read more