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Feb 19, 2018
*Completed for the 2018 Anime Watching Challenge: (64) Watch an anime tagged as Martial Arts and/or Samurai*

First of all, I know full well that I'm late to the party with this one, and I'm kicking myself for not watching this masterpiece sooner. I don't like to use the word 'perfect' when describing something, especially when it comes to art, as it's completely subjective, but after finishing Samurai Champloo, perfect is the only word I can think of to describe it.

Samurai Champloo follows our three main characters on their journey to find the samurai who smells of sunflowers. Along the way, they go from town to read more
Feb 13, 2018
*Completed for the 2018 Anime Watching Challenge: (17) Watch a completed anime with a popularity of or lower than #701*

Let's get this out of the way first. Yes, I am, in fact, human garbage, and my parents are more than likely extremely disappointed with my life decisions. With that in mind, let's discuss 'Asa made Jugyou Chu!', because my god, is this OVA something.

In the past, I have been known to rag on a lot of echhi anime. In fact, the ecchi genre is ranked as my least favorite genre by Anime+. Despite this, by no means do I hate the ecchi genre. I read more
Feb 12, 2018
*Completed for the 2018 Anime Watching Challenge: (52) Watch a completed anime with less than 2,500 completed members*

It's difficult to put my thoughts on this thing into words, as it's one of the weirdest pieces of media that I've ever seen. I don't even know where to begin this.

This is a compilation of short, tongue in cheek animated segments with some slight horror undertones, but by no means is it in anyway frightening. I don't believe it deserves its tag as a 'horror', as it's much more akin to a black comedy than anything else.

Regardless of its genre classification, each short is around one to read more
Feb 11, 2018
*Completed for the 2018 Anime Watching Challenge: (89) Watch an anime adapted from a Digital Manga*

Going into Galko-chan, I had zero expectations. I was expecting another mediocre slice of life anime. Thankfully, despite my incredibly low expectations, the show turned out to be pretty damn funny.

I think the primary reason the show works so well lies in the length of its episodes. One of the biggest problems with the slice of life genre is that trying to make mundane, everyday interactions entertaining enough to keep the audience's interest for 20 minutes is a difficult feat. With Galko, each episode is approximately 7 minutes, meaning that read more
Feb 9, 2018
*Completed for the 2018 Anime Watching Challenge: (85) Watch an anime with 30 minutes or more per episode*

Wasted potential. These are the only words that come to mind after finishing Mnemosyne. The first 3 episodes were fantastic, because it highlighted the show's greatest strengths; Self-contained, episodic mysteries with a gritty tone and supernatural elements sprinkled on top. If the show had kept this format for the entire series, it would be a strong 8/10 for me.

Episodes 4-6 are where the story goes downhill, as the creators felt it necessary to needlessly shove sci-fi elements and trite, boring lore into the show. From there, the story read more
Feb 8, 2018
*Completed for the 2018 Anime Watching Challenge: (93) Watch a completed anime with a popularity of or lower than #5,001*

I have several questions regarding this obscure, little OVA, most of them starting with the word "who".

Who was the intended audience, who came up with the premise, and who greenlit the idea in the first place? It blows my mind that this exists in the first place. The premise reads like a bad joke, like the bizarre ramblings of some sleep deprived writer.

Our story follows Rin Tin TIn a talking dog that desperately wants to fuck his human owner, Chika (No you didn't misread that). Along read more
Feb 3, 2018
*Note: This review is strictly for the film. I will not be comparing it to the manga.*

One of my biggest problems with anime is that a lot of the characters that comprise the medium never act like human beings. Most characters are slight variations on tropes that have been recycled ad nauseam. So when something like Koe no Katachi comes along and breaks the barrier of tired tropes, I feel like it's my duty to sing its praise. If you haven't already, go watch this film. You won't be disappointed.

Story: 9
Without spoiling anything, the story follows Shouya, a high school student who attempts to atone read more
Jan 8, 2018
In my brief experience as a user of this website, I have yet to post a single review, however I can't let this slide. This thing is complete trash, and it wastes no time in reveling in its own filth. It's not even the concept of the show itself that cements its place as some of the worst anime I've ever seen. Trashy, exploitative anime, such as Highschool of the Dead or High School DxD, can be a good time, either by laughing at the ridiculous fanservice or through some legitimately likeable and fun characters. Eiken has neither of these things. As far as fanservice read more