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Sep 23, 2016
Re:Zero is not a bad anime, but it sure does give you a lot of reasons to dislike it.

Liking Re:Zero means accepting rushed plot points that often take giant leaps of logic through horribly incomplete development. It means ignoring the elephant in the room so you can admire the wallpaper. But I wouldn’t write it off completely, because the room called Re:Zero has some pretty fancy wallpaper.

You can tell there was clearly thought underlying the conception of various plot points, but they’re just spliced together in a really unpleasant way. There are so many times when it doesn’t feel like there was a satisfying, logical read more
May 24, 2014
Nisekoi (Anime) add (All reviews)
Is it possible to like something that is completely unoriginal? According to Nisekoi, yes, it is.

When Nisekoi was slated for an anime production by studio Shaft, the fans of the manga were torn between elation that it was actually being adapted and complete terror that Shaft would be doing it. If you’re not aware with the common stereotypes of anime studios, a frank description of Shaft would be, “They do whatever they want.” Shaft has never been shy of putting their own... unique spin on their adaptions. And, hey, whatta ya know, it actually works.

The Shaft visuals are capable of turning a read more
Jan 4, 2014
Following the massive successes of the Madoka and Monogatari franchises, Shaft found itself a sizable new fanbase, awaiting with bated breath, eager to bear witness to their next big hit. This eagerness was answered with the adaption of the light novel Sasami-san@Ganbaranai. Were these new fans sated by their new weekly dosage of still frames and headtilts? Let’s just say that these fans are still holding their breaths. Unfortunately for Shaft, the reception was quite the contrary. To call Sasami-san merely a disappointment would be an unforgivable understatement.

Perhaps the main problem of Sasami-san, much like Hataraku Maou-sama, is that it read more