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Aug 12, 2018
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is one of anime's greatest kept secrets and a hidden gem (no pun intended) for most modern anime viewers. While I wouldn't say it's based off of 20,000 leagues under the sea, it certainly does take inspiration (Nemo) and pay homage (Jean) to many of Jules Verne's works. Most importantly, it's accurately captures Verne's spirit of adventure that would be expanded upon in Hiyao Miyazaki's latter works. It was basically Gurren Lagann before Gurren Lagann. Yet, I wouldn't blame anyone for rating this show a flat 7. Why?

Well, while the first 23 episodes and last 5 episodes made up read more
Feb 25, 2017
Redline (Anime) add (All reviews)
Redline, a must watch, is like the 8th wonder of the world. It's got a terrible incoherent story, boring cringey dialogue, and cliche characters, yet somehow manages to blow our minds regardless, one frame at a time.

Those familiar with my reviews know I have a soft spot in my heart for strong, creative, clever stories/dialogue, and think very little of mediums that fail to pull me in throughout the course of its plot. (and Redline's story/dialogue is none of those things) It's one of the reasons I didn't really think too highly of Kotonoha no Niwa (Garden of Words), a Makoto Shinkai short that read more
Aug 13, 2016
Warning: You are about to embark on an odd adventure. Because the Monogatari series is such a peculiar anime, rather than giving you a normal review, I've decided to spend this time writing a satirical anatomization of Bakemonogatari's heart, written in the fast-talking colorfully-random freeform style and wax-philosophical hyper self-aware excessively-detailed spirit of Bakemonogatari. A sample platter, if you will. As such, if you had fun reading this, you may very well enjoy this anime as well. If you did not, then I will leave you to your Naruto and Fairy Tail.

"This anime is a lot smarter than people realize. The problem is that read more
Jul 16, 2016
This is not a great anime. But it's not a bad anime, and if you're a fan of the Jojo series, you should watch it so you can continue the series.

Now I love the Jojo series and I loved Stardust Crusaders Season 2. But in season 1 of Stardust Crusaders, we were introduced to a protagonist who, for the vast majority of the season, is a complete as$hat (pun intended), and we lose Ripple in favor of Stands, which are basically just Personas (as in from the Shin Megami Tensei series). And it made no sense. I mean, Jojo and Polnaref are literally the read more
Jul 16, 2016
If you look at the top 2 reviews for this anime, it's a 4 and a 6. Yet somehow No Game No Life scored a very solid 8.49, better than the far more clever Bakemonogatari, the far more intense Berserk, the far more emotional Nagi no Asukara, the far more revered Ashita no Joe, and the far cooler Beck. It's ranked higher than classic movies like the End of Evangelion and the Cowboy Bebop Movie. Personally, I think this entire anime was trash. The characters did not seem clever to me at all. Instead, I found them rather average, as if the studio was trying read more
May 7, 2016
Decent potential, miserable output. 1/10 Do not waste your time with this!

This anime is a complete mess. The main chararacter is the most unrelatable unbelievably arrogant bratty annoying POS MC since Light Yagami (at least Light's ideals were not so incredibly base as doing his best Hitler impression to satisfy his sister-complex), the plot is just a constant stream of deus ex machinas, there's no sense of realism whatsoever (all the characters are one dimensional and their actionis/reactions make no sense), the theme has been butchered by unnecessary OPedness of the MC (due to lack of creative problem solving), and they are so inconsistent in read more
Dec 27, 2015
After my blistering critique of the "Last" movie (in which I gave it a 1/10), people have asked me to review Boruto: Naruto the Movie. Here's all you need to know.

The Good:
- Definitely better than the "Last" movie.
- The plot actually advances. Several characters undergo plot-altering changes, including the death of an important character in one of the opening scenes (that no one seems to care about). The point is, this is not like in Last where everything just returns to normal and nothing new is revealed. The writers were given the power to forever alter the lives of the characters in a read more
Apr 26, 2015
"If you want to destroy my scarves~ Pull this thread as I walk away..." - Weezer

This movie was absolutely dreadful, as expected of a Naruto filler. I'd give it two thumbs down, 0/5 Stars, but 1 is the lowest score I'm allowed to give on myanimelist. Essentially Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 7 - The Last is nothing more than a marketing ploy to milk this franchise for what its worth by impliedly promising this is the last time we will ever see Naruto and friends. Here's what you need to know.

1. It's super cheesy ("I will punch you until you learn the meaning of friendship! read more
Jan 26, 2015
Monster (Anime) add (All reviews)
Monster is listed as a psychological anime, but it's more akin to a very well-written adventure show. It's not really much of an anime either. It's just a story. There's no kawaii characters or fan service or deus ex machina or exaggerated intense scenes where the characters are facing away from each other or a ton of exposition, there are no exaggerated "genius" characters but all of the main characters are very smart, there's no ecchi, there's no boob humor, or any of the things you'd usually expect in an anime, for better or for worse. There's not even a love interest until the very read more
Dec 29, 2014
"Maria was born two weeks after me. She was also premature, and her condition after birth was even worse than mine. I think if Maria had never been born unto this world, then untold numbers could have been spared." - Saki, Shinsekai Yori

The word "Masterpiece" is a loan-translation of the dutch word meesterstuk, meaning the work by which a craftsman attains the rank of legend in the eyes of history. It's not a word a true critic such as myself would toss around lightly. (and I will probably receive a lot of down-votes for the bold statement I am about to make) In fact, read more