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May 21, 2018
While Sunshine is a separate anime from first Love Live, there is no way to avoid comparing them. I'd also strongly advise against watching Sunshine if you haven't seen first LL yet.
Chronologically, action of this story takes place some time after original one and there are many (too many) mentions of µ’s. It’s clearly aimed at people who already know franchise. This makes main and the most noticeable flaw in this anime even worse: for some reason someone thought it will be a good idea for whole story to follow same plot points as first Love Live. Maybe it was supposed to be some kind read more
Apr 3, 2018
After Overlord's first season, full of badass characters and shows of power by Ainz, second season had a pretty rough start. Focus shifted from Nazarick to side characters, with Ainz and co. taking a back seat. Without a doubt, such change will disappoint people who watched this anime because of OP main cast.
Still, it doesn't mean second season itself is bad. It's just different. Story moves from introducing Nazarick faction (first season) to outside world. Now we see lives of humans (and lizards) of Yggdrasil and Nazarick's actions from their perspective. And it rather is nice thing to see, especially when they actually show their read more
Mar 28, 2018
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku, that I'll shorten to just "Death March" after this point, is one of those anime that can be considered generally bad, but still incredibly enjoyable to watch.

On the first look, Death March is your most stereotypical isekai title: OP self-insert protagonist, harem, simple fantasy world with game-like elements. Stories like those are enjoyable and sell well, so I can't really say that it's a downside, but market oversaturation and people getting fed up with cliches can hurt it.
Still, you can't make a story only from used parts, and Death March has some things that make it stand out from read more
Mar 26, 2018
Ryuuou no Oshigoto is a controversial anime. One one hand it can be accused of being a lolicon bait and a harem (not that I mind either of those). On the other, shogi games are well made and can get really exciting.

First question that comes to mind: do you need to know shogi rules to enjoy it? Not really. I assume a person with deeper understanding of game could find something more in this anime, but as someone who barely knows basics of shogi, I didn't feel too limited by it. Show mentions many moves and strategies, but parts important to follow the story are read more
Mar 25, 2018
A shounen that often feels like shoujo, SoL that loves cliffhangers. Mahoutsukai no Yome is really unique anime. It doesn't rely on cliches or limits itself by genres. Sounds great on paper, but it has its own share of problems.

Premise itself already sounds great. Very interesting and original idea, something fresh and with a lot of potential. I jumped into this anime expecting a great journey though a world of magic, where every day is something new and fascinating. Exploring different spells and kinds of magic. Mahoutsukai no Yome sure had that. But at the same time it didn't feel satisfying. For me, the whole read more
Feb 9, 2018
Very often anime adaptations are made just to promote source material. In Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart's case it's extremely obvious, to the point where it feels like I'm watching 12 episodes PV.
But to be honest... it was fun.

There is no story - everything we get is short introduction in the opening and then it's just random comedic scenes. Really funny ones actually.
Characters seem interesting and have nice designs, but show is far too short to say anything more about them.
Art is very simple with pretty limited animation. Even if it was your first anime you'd see it's a low budget read more
Jan 31, 2018
Quoting author, "This manga is about girls flirting with each other".

Majo to Houki to Kurobuchi Megane is not exactly what you'd expect from title or synopsis. Sure, it's very lighthearted, cute SoL, but comedy is based on lolicon, yuri and S&M jokes. There is barely any magic and even less drama. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, mind you. Actually, in my opinion, it worked wonderfully. Mix of those elements gave this manga unique feeling that I'm really going to miss. Jokes were really funny and didn't feel repetitive. Slice of Life part worked well without any forced methods of keeping story interesting. Characters, read more
Nov 27, 2017
Colorful Harvest is pretty much a hentai manga that isn't actual hentai.
Story and characters would be really good for a H title, but as it isn't one, I'm going to rate them as non-H manga, which means low. I mean, this is just hentai without directly shown genitals. The only purpose of story is to show sex scenes. Characters also don't have any depth or reason behind their behavior.
On the bright side protagonist pick a girl in the end and we get actual satisfying ending.
Art is good. Sex scenes are drawn really well and characters look great. It lacks in other fields, but for read more
Nov 22, 2017
Megane-chan is one of those short manga that you can read during commute or a lunch break. With only 9 chapters, this title doesn't offer any meaningful story and is mostly comedy with some ecchi thrown in. Being seinen manga, ecchi content is natural and doesn't feel forced.
While cast is very small, the only character worth mentioning is the protagonist: Kogane. Pretty much all comedy and characters interactions are made through her. Kogane herself is fun and her perverted jokes are, in my opinion, the strongest point of this manga.
Art, while not ugly, is on the weaker side. Simply put it's... simple. There is not read more
Sep 26, 2017
Have you ever seen people complaining about LN adaptations? Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni is everything those complaints are about. Whether it is done on purpose (parody) or not is a different topic.

I'll start by saying that first few episodes are tragic from technical perspective. Everything happens way too fast, we jump from scene to scene without any proper transition - like in some recap. Add to it this anime being what it is (explained later) and it's no surprise if you want to drop it after one or two episodes. Luckily it gets better after first few world and character introduction episodes.
The story read more