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Mar 21, 2023
This show is the perfect example of an interesting premise with poor execution. A group of outcasts form a party and begin adventuring and learning to trust again. However, the show takes multiple weird turns like modern/advanced tech in ancient locations, multiple episodes on side characters no one cares about, and generally no adventuring outside of the town that they live in apart from a few dungeons. There's also the issue that some of the animation is rather unpolished in some places, whether it is awful perspective or missing frames of animation that makes movement stop-motion like.
Finally, the show spends too much time on characters ...
Mar 21, 2023
What happens when the descendant of a snow woman meets an 'ice queen'? A quite wholesome experience packed with snowmen, cats, and ...Buddha?
The show mostly revolves around Himuro and Fuyusuki around the office they work at, along with a few other co-workers, as they go on business trips, holiday retreats, or even get up to mischief at the office. The other co-workers are also paired as potential relationships, and are fairly entertaining and likable. There are also other descendants of other myths pop up during the show, so the show's interesting premise doesn't go to waste with just one character being special.
The show is ...
Jan 11, 2023
Yoru wa Neko to Issho is a very simple short anime; thirty 1 minute episodes with Kyuruga the cat doing various cute things. Similar to Douki-chan, this started out not from a manga, but from the artist posting it on their Twitter. The style is the same as the author's, very simplistic and it works better for the cat than the humans.
If you like cats, there's no reason not to check this out and nod along to the catchy ending, and then you can head to the artist's twitter to catch up on Kyuruga's antics some more. 6/10; Sweet and simple fun with a cat.
Dec 27, 2022
Chainsaw Man (Anime) add
Mixed Feelings
Chainsaw Man is a show about a guy that turns into a monster and is forced to kill other monsters or be put to death, accompanied with a quiet, reasonable guy and a girl who shares the same wild energy as the MC. With how many similarities this synopsis is to Jujutsu Kaisen, I wouldn't be suprised if the author copy the basics of it, made a new power system, and made it even edgier to appeal to people that way. However, I would argue this show is harder to get into when about half the cast is somewhat unlikable and seems to suffer from ...
Dec 24, 2022
Spy X Family is something really special that currently stands above other anime in terms of entertainment. While other people seem put off that the story has slowed down some and given way for some side stories, it's a great chance to develop how each character acts in regular life while also not losing any entertainment value as all 3 are consistently a delight to watch. Part 2 also introduces another main character that was hinted at in the end of part 1 and they quickly become another member of our easily lovable cast.
The main reason I say this show tends to stand above ...
Dec 24, 2022
Beast Tamer, or Kicked Out of the Hero's Party, the Beast Tamer Meets the Ultimate Catgirl, is probably the worst fantasy anime I have ever watched. There is no depth of character writing, nuance to any of the story telling, and all of the characters speak their mind clear as day just in case you were too dumb to misunderstand.
Rein Shroud, after being fired by the Hero, becomes an adventurer and begins his journey and ends up running into multiple "Ultimate Species" along the way. All the cute girls he adds to his harem are two-dimensional tropes (Deredere, Tsundere, etc.) and will praise Rein to ...
Dec 21, 2022
For an ecchi anime to be good, the "plot" needs to be supplemented by either an interesting story or some comedy. The problem with Futoku No Guild is that there is no real story to it and it's barely funny at it's best.
The biggest issue that comes with this show is that the one main gag is "How did you mess up this bad?/How did you end up in this situation?" and it might work the first time, but after trying to repeat the same joke almost every episode, that just makes it the norm; and therefore it isn't funny. And that isn't going into ...
Dec 14, 2022
Reincarnated as a Sword sounds like a boring gimmick, but it does a suprising job of mixing classic fantasy and isekai. The man in the sword is of course somewhat overpowered, but is stronger when wielded by an actual swordsman. As it so happens, a cute black catgirl finds him and he handicaps himself in a way in order to be her sword and protect her since she's actually pretty weak by herself. They have a nice, wholesome bond and the girl is very cute and starry-eyed like a kid in a candy shop.
The action in the show happens to be pretty good too; there's ...
Dec 10, 2022
I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss is not an original idea of an 'otome game isekai', but it feels like it's done better than the others I've seen. Aileen's engagement has been broken off, and as the title says, she chases down the demon lord Claude to convince him to marry her. Aileen is the first of these shows to earn the title of villainess, since she tends to be shrewd and haughty as a noble should be. The show is also very interesting as the plot moves along very quickly, and it could be a make or break for some people's ...
Dec 2, 2022
Baki (Anime) add
Mixed Feelings
Baki is a very unusual show. The story is that 5 of the most dangerous criminals, all on death row, decide to go to Tokyo in search of someone who can defeat them. It's a very interesting hook for a story, but it has a lot of issues that start becoming more apparent the further into the show you get.
The main problem I'd say the show has is a bloated cast of characters with no main focus on any one of them. More characters get introduced faster than others are defeated, causing even more bloat later on. Baki is not only not the main focus, ...