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Jun 17, 2017
Preliminary
You've all heard about the horrors of video game movies: They're ludicrous messes of distorted, mismatched plot elements that show no respect for the source material. Unfortunately, this phenomenon is not necessarily limited to Western games. In Japan, prominent games are regularly made into anime series, and more often than not, they end up just as convoluted as their western equivalents. Devil May Cry, as most of you readers probably already know, is a fairly successful video game franchise developed by Japanese publisher Capcom. It was only a matter of time until someone decided to make an anime out of it. Well, nothing can possibly read more
Jun 2, 2017
To say that “Your Name” is visually striking would be a giant understatement. Shinkai and his team have both an eye for detail and a poetic vision. The settings of “Your Name” somehow feel both lived-in and magical at the same time. Whether it’s the train system in Tokyo, its gorgeous skyscrapers touching the sky, a never-ending horizon in Itomori, or even just a series of streets on a mountainside, “Your Name” is one of those animated films in which one could pick any still frame from it and hang it on their wall. Despite the gorgeous visuals, the story falls flat on its face. read more
May 2, 2017
Bleach (Manga) add (All reviews)
Here we go again. I'm going to make this review quick because I have already reviewed the manga. The first two arcs were amazing with an interesting story, memorable characters, and great fight scenes. However, shortly after the Soul Society Arc, Bleach saw a rapid decline in quality. Gone was the creativity of the first arcs. We're left with a sloppily written story, characters that no longer develop, and art so lazily drawn there aren't even backgrounds anymore. And it only gets worse from there. The Fullbringer and the 1,000 Year Blood War arcs were both a complete mess. The Fullbringer Arc is uninteresting and read more
May 2, 2017
I don’t think anybody really thought for even a second that Chaos Dragon was actually going to be good when they saw the team attached to the project. The plot is pretty simple to explain, but that’s actually its biggest problem. It’s so simple that Chaos Dragon tries to distract us from that fact by over complicating everything to the point that we have nothing to focus on, and when you do, you’re too embarrassed to spell it out for the audience. There’s this red dragon guarding this generic fantasy land who has gone mad, and the only one who can stop him is this read more
May 1, 2017
Preliminary
Those of you who have been anime fans for a while probably know that Garzey's Wing is one of the most reviled, known-to-be-awful anime titles of all time, and, quite frankly, I don't intend to change that opinion. I think that, if you need a reason to watch Garzey's Wing, that's gonna have to be your reason going into it. But you have to be ready for it, because even preparing yourself mentally might not be enough. And that's because Garzey's Wing is so unrepentantly terrible. In fact, the dub will immediately let you in on what you're in for. I've had my shares of read more
May 1, 2017
The end of the world has never looked so stupid. First off, with a nineteen minute runtime, you don't have a lot of time to develop the characters. However, Skelter Heaven doesn't even bother introducing them properly, instead, flashing character names and bios with still shots during the opening sequence, which, incidentally, features "Naked Heart", possibly the worst theme song ever recorded by Minori Chihara. And, no, it doesn't get better. Any google image search could tell you that I'm not exaggerating an iota about the badly animated CGI giant squid. Now we all understand that Japan has a long-held obsession with tentacles, but that read more
May 1, 2017
The story of Corpse Party is about a group of High School Students conducting a ritual in their abandoned school. Right off the bat you’ll know how bad this title is – lightning strikes constantly in spooky-wooky way and the amount of ridiculous dutch angles makes you wonder if they were even intentional, or the person in charge of the camera was just drunk or falling asleep from boredom. It doesn’t take long for our lovable retards and their overly moe teacher to fall into the alternate world filled with blood, corpses, blood, despair, blood, loneliness, blood, violence, blood, ghosts, blood and most importantly, mystery read more
Apr 16, 2017
Girls Bravo is a prime example of what not to do while making an ecchi anime. It starts off with a very stupid premise that a boy who's allergic to girls falls into a bath and is teleported to a world with only girls. This is never explained and is hardly ever brought up. At one point, they don't even bother coming up with situations for each episode. All the characters are extremely annoying. Kirie is only there to beat up the wimpy main character Yukinari when one of the brainless generic girls, usually Miharu, finds any nonsensical way possible to "accidentally" get naked in read more
Apr 14, 2017
Berserk (Manga) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
Berserk is one of the best long-running manga of all time. Its story is very interesting and its characters are are unique. Although the Golden Age Arc is a little too slow as it is supposed to be only a prologue but still keeps you engaged nonetheless. The plot is full of unpredictable twists and you really start to feel the struggle the characters are going through. The artwork is highly detailed and only gets better as the series goes on. One of my biggest gripes I had with the series is that it sometimes tries too hard to shock the audience with its uncomfortable read more
Apr 14, 2017
Mars of Destruction is easily one of the worst anime I have ever seen in my life. The animation and direction is fucking abismal. A character's head gets shot off and all the blood starts shooting out as if all her blood rushed straight to her head, never mind the fact that her friends don't have any reaction to it. All the characters apparently lack the ability to think. For example, they take the girl whose head was shot off to the hospital as if it wasn't obvious that she was dead. The voice acting is fucking horrible and the script feels like it was read more