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Aug 21, 2017
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni is the perfect example of why some people look down on LN adaptations.
As a fan of harem anime and OP protagonists I was quite interested in this title, and while I surely enjoy watching it, there are some glaring issues that can't be ignored just "because it's enjoyable".

I generally like relaxed stories. I also like isekai. One would think Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni should be a good anime for me. I thought so too until I started watching it.
The story is a mess. Things happen too fast, some scenes are just few words and then skip read more
Jun 27, 2017
Oretama (Manga) add (All reviews)
When looking at title, synopsis or score, Oretama doesn't look really tempting. I'm sure many people are turned off by those without giving this masterpiece a try. Mind you, I didn't use the word "masterpiece" in sarcastic way here.
In this review I'll try to explain Oretama's awesomeness!

Let's start with genres. It says "Comedy, Demons, Ecchi, Romance, Seinen" and Oretama delivers exactly that: it obviously has demons, very cute and satisfying romance, hardcore/borderline hentai ecchi, some of the best comedy I've seen in a manga so far and it all in enjoyable seinen setting that allows to push stuff further than shounens.
Despite absurd premise read more
Feb 24, 2017
After reading synopsis you can probably tell that Aizawa-san Zoushoku is not typical harem. Personally I wouldn't call it harem at all, as most of the cast are Aizawas that don't act like usual harem members.

Story of this manga is very nice. It introduces the multiplying mechanic in the very beginning and is focused on it until the end. Other than that it's mostly normal high school romance.
Aizawa-san Zoushoku is very lighthearted and has many cute moments. Comedy will make you smile but isn't that great in my opinion. Romance progresses nicely and is very satisfying.

One thing that surprised me are characters. Aizawa herself is read more
Feb 11, 2017
First of all ignore "Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Slice of Life" part. This and the fact that those are shorts really give wrong impression about what this picture drama is.

So, what it is then? Just as first season's specials, those are short stories focused around R2 story, with some telling about things from past and last episode happening after R2 epilogue. The reason why I'm saying to ignore genres is how meaningful this special is. While there is some fanservice, all episode add to the main story and are on the serious side. Some also hit in the feels.

Just as the title says, it's a picture read more
Feb 5, 2017
There are many anime about girls doing some specific activity, with that activity being just excuse to show cute and heartwarming moments. While Long Riders! doesn't lack those aspects, in my opinion it's first and foremost sports anime and should be treated as one - more about it later.

Story is as simple as it gets. It follows Ami as she starts her adventure with cycling and slowly gains experience and becomes better. There are many cute and relaxing moments, there is comedy too, but main focus is cycling itself. It's exactly why I see it as a sports anime: Long Riders! puts heavy focus on read more
Dec 15, 2016
Hundred (Anime) add (All reviews)
It'd be quite accurate and detailed review if I just wrote "it's magic battle school harem". But you surely know that much from synopsis. If you are reading this review that means you want to know how is Hundred any different from other shows of this type and if it's worth watching. I'll try to answer those questions.

Hundred's story is as basic and predictable as it gets. Normally it'd mean it's "average". Not in this case. You know why I watch ecchi harems? For girls and fanservice. Instead I got some space bugs attacking earth without any reason and school kids fighting them with powers read more
Dec 12, 2016
Azumanga Daioh is a strange anime. At first I didn't like anything about it and watched it only because it has surprisingly high score, but after some episodes... I started to hate it even more! Yet I still couldn't drop it because I already got too used to characters and enjoyed seeing even the ones that were annoying and deserved a solid punch.

While Azumanga Daioh doesn't have any real plot I would still say that the story is good. It has clear beginning and the ending, introduces characters properly and has good pacing. You can't really want more from Slice of Life anime.
When it comes read more
Nov 7, 2016
Nana Mix! is one of those titles that fully live up to ones expectations: I expected something mediocre and I got exactly that.

Reading synopsis is enough for reader to know what to expect from this story. It's simple, predictable, rushed and forgettable. Despite having "20 to 1" female to male ratio and "harem" genre it didn't feel like harem at all. Comedy was really weak. The scenes that (I think) were supposed to be serious turned out cheap and cheesy. There was no tension at all, which can also be seen as a positive - there was no real drama in this manga. Most of read more
Oct 20, 2016
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. is really enjoyable manga. It beautifully connects romance, comedy and character-driven story with bittersweet and meaningful tones.

Despite simple story Inari Konkon doesn't get repetitive or boring. The pacing is great and new characters get introduced slowly enough for readers to have time to get used to them. Author gave a lot of attention to all characters, which allows us to not only see, but also understand their point of view. Thanks to that, this manga really succeeds at avoiding "black and white" split. Everyone has their own feelings and goals. As one might expect, it often leads to more meaningful or read more
Sep 9, 2016
Rokujouma no Shinryakusha is much more than it seems at first glance. Starting this novel I expected average harem and instead got greatly written story with incredible characters.

Story setting feels very ordinary at first: normal boy starts living alone in a cheap apartment. But with every girl introduced it becomes more and more crazy. It actually gets to the point of being pretty ridiculous, but, surprisingly, story never becomes random and there are no plot holes. Author does great work at connecting all loose ends and foreshadowing events that will happen much later. Nothing happens without a reason.
The most important part of this story are read more