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Apr 7, 2021
Welcome to part 1 out of 5 of my Symphogear review series. This post will cover the first season of Symphogear.
Symphogear is a magical girl action series that was released in 2012. It has gained five seasons over the course of the decade and all of the seasons were done by Studio Satelight, the same studio that gave us Macross Frontier, Bodicous Space Pirates and Noein. When the series first debuted it had mixed reception towards casuals and critics, however, as the years went by the series had gained a big positive reception towards casuals and critics. It also gained a big following over the read more
Apr 7, 2021
I remember when the mecha genre used to be one of the most popular genres in the anime medium.
Around the early 80s to the late 2000s anime studio’s used to produce and release a tone of mecha anime ranging from Gundam, Brave series, Gurren Lagann, Ideon, Macross, Patlabor, Evangelion, etc. A lot of anime fans that grew up around that period loved the mecha genre and the genre helped the industry from crashing down in the early 90s.
Unfortunately, as time went on the mecha genre granted faded out to obscurity thanks to the rise of the isekai and ecchi genres in the 2010 read more
Apr 7, 2021
Its save to say the second half of the 2010s Shounen Jump has been dishing out a huge chunk of franchises into anime pleasing a lot of fans of the source material in the progress. Naturally, the adaptations are varied in quality it was nice to see some of the beloved series adapted. In 2019 we got Demon Slayer, Dr Stone and The Promised Neverland in addition to My Hero Academia 4 and Black Clover 2 season. Out of the three new shounen jump series that premised in 2019 Dr Stone is the best of the bunch. It may not the visuals flare of Demon read more
Apr 7, 2021
Ah, School.

One of the most difficult phases for any person to go through. It’s naturally made difficult due to the varied teachers out there that all have various ways of teaching students. Unlike the student’s teachers have the powers to command students to do whatever tasks that the teacher tells them to do.
In our world, there are two types of teachers. Good teachers and bad teachers.

Bad teachers usually don’t care about the class future as they usually only do it so fill in their bank account. They can also be downright bad people who abuse their students.
Good teachers, on the other hand, always care about read more
Mar 8, 2021
There was a time when I consider the rom-com genre to be underwhelming. For a long while, I use to dislike the genre mainly because found the majority of rom-com anime to underwhelming. Many of the rom-com anime that I’ve watched back then barely had any real romance or at the very least had good character chemistry with each other.
My negative mindset was left intact until I watched His and Hers Circumstances (Kare Kano) for the first time back in 20114 His and Hers Circumstances was not only the rom-com anime that made like romcom anime again but also the first anime that I ever read more
Mar 8, 2021
I had a blast watching Prison School. It was a rare ecchi series that not only was funny for the most part due to the writer’s having a great understanding of comedy it also presents a well-written story and characters. Does the anime hold up its ultimately just another throwaway ecchi anime?

The thing you will notice about Shimoneta immediately how explicitly sexualised the series is. From the very first episode to the climax Shimoneta dishes out a lot of sexual content from sexual references, bizarre fetishes to crude humour. Light comedy stuff as you expect however, as you watch the series you will find read more
Mar 8, 2021
If, there was an anime genre that I can label as wasted potential is would be ecchi genre. Despite the genre itself having 758 animes including squeals only a handful of them are actually good or at least competent. The reason why I say this is that the majority of ecchi anime tend no purpose other than to meander to the lowest common denominator of anime fans. They love to showcase numerous sexual shots yet the show’s don’t have anything to say.

Look am not expecting every ecchi series to be Evangelion or other cynical series out there but there should be a fine line between read more
Mar 8, 2021
FLCL (Anime) add (All reviews)
It was the year 2000 the anime medium was going through a transition period where they are phasing out of cell animation in favour of digital animation. It was a rather tough transitional period as not as anime studio has the budget, experience or resources to produce digital animation. As a result, we ended up with a wave of shows in the early 2000s that visually haven’t aged well compared to the majority of anime from the 90s.

It’s truly sad where well-written stories around get turned down by weak visuals.
Studio Gainax FLCL is one of the many lucky series from the early 2000s that showcased read more
Sep 28, 2020
It has become apparent now that webtoon anime has become a failed experiment. The concept of adapting these highly praise webtoon series was amazing as we viewers get to see South Korea based anime. It was frankly a breath of fresh air as the webtoon catalogue is filled with various genres that were produced by passionate authors that cared about their works even if the works vary in quality. Unfortunately, the overall execution has been bad, really, really bad.

Tower Of God was released in the Spring 20 anime season in an awful and unfinished state filled with non-existent worldbuilding, laughable power system, empty characters, outstanding read more
Jun 24, 2020
In your mind what's makes a good epic fantasy anime.

Massive World-building?
Well, detailed power system?
Interesting lore?
High and impactful stakes?
Engaging politics?

These are the elements that make a worthwhile fantasy anime. Vinland Saga, The Heroic Legend of Arslan and Hunter x Hunter are great example of fantasy series that follow the requirements of an epic fantasy setting.
Sadly now and then we get a handful of bad fantasy anime that fails to have elements however very rarely do we get a downright horrendous fantasy series that not only is incapable of doing at meeting the basic requirements of a fantasy anime but also frequently treats the viewer like idiots read more