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Apr 14, 2017
Cross Epoch is a crossover that completely changes all of the Dragon Ball characters and just shoehorns them into the world of One Piece. They are nothing like the characters we know and love and their roles in the story don't even make any sense and aren't explained. There is no set up and there is no goal. Hell, it's difficult to actually tell what the fuck is going on. It just cuts from one character interaction to the next with no structure whatsoever. The chapter is so dull and has so little effort and thought put into it that not even a fight scene read more
Apr 11, 2017
Shingeki No Kyojin is one of the few shows that live up to the hype. Its interesting plot and ideas make you want to keep watching for more. Its action scenes are unique and innovative and the music is incredible. Its main characters are one of weaker aspects of the series, particularly Eren and Mikasa. Eren is always angry and hot headed not only at titans but at people in general. He is constantly screaming at characters and is never calm and is an extremely annoying character that I can't root for. Mikasa is one of those female characters whose personality and actions revolve solely read more
Apr 11, 2017
Berserk (Anime) add (All reviews)
Berserk (2016) is one of the most horribly animated and directed anime I have ever seen. Every movement is stiff and unnatural and never improves at all throughout all twelve episodes. They attempt to make characters fit the dark tone by placing shading over their faces which only makes it look even worse. The shading seems to move along with the characters' faces rather than being a part of their face and it's jarring as hell. The horrible direction doesn't help, as fight scenes are frantic and hard to follow, which doesn't fit the tone in the slightest. The sound direction isn't much better, with read more
Apr 11, 2017
It's automatically a given that the action in Dragon Ball Z is great. Despite what a lot of others may think, the show has a lot more going for it. Dragon Ball Z has you get invested early on in these characters like Goku, Gohan, Vegeta etc. and watch them grow not only physically but also mentally with every challenge they face. However, the storytelling has a lot of glaring flaws. Arcs tend to be formulaic in structure, with Goku constantly being taken in and out of the story. There are countless major plotholes throughout that are never addressed. The Buu Saga throws away the read more
Apr 11, 2017
The concept of the Seven Deadly Sins in anime is nothing new, however Nanatsu No Taizai adds an interesting twist to it. It completely reverses the idea of the Seven Deadly Sins and uses it in interesting ways. The character's personalities do not reflect the sins they each represent, but their past does. However, most characters are forgettable and one-dimensional. None of these characters feel like they could be actual people personality wise, they're all walking talking fucking archetypes that don't develop in any way. The only decent character is Ban, who actually has different layers of his personality, an interesting background, and other goals read more
Apr 11, 2017
Dragon Ball Z was one of the best anime of its time and still arguably holds up today. However, it still suffers many major problems besides filler. Just cutting out filler and using remastered footage is incredibly lazy and should not qualify as a new adaptation. Also, some parts are censored even in the uncut versions that aren't subtle and don't make much sense visually. When Piccolo shoots a Special Beam Cannon into Goku's and Raditz's chest, the hole shown in both the manga and original anime is replaced by something completely different that I can't for the life of me make out what the read more
Apr 10, 2017
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of the few anime I feel I can recommend to anyone. It ropes you in right from the beginning with its great story and characters. Each character is memorable in their own way. I like how the world doesn't revolve around the Elric brothers, unlike most shonen. However, some characters established in the beginning are left out for the majority of the story and the way they all conveniently pop back up towards the end feels incredibly forced. Also, some of the villains are generic and aren't nearly as fleshed out. Especially the main antagonist, Father, whose personality feels identical read more
Apr 10, 2017
Erased is one of my favorite anime of 2016 not only for its characters but also for its amazing direction. I love how they show the contrast between Satoru's childhood and adult life. You can't help but feel sorry for Kayo as she is beaten mercilessly on a daily basis. You can never tell what Saturo will try next as he is in a child's body with an adult's intelligence making him unpredictable. However, trying to figure out who the actual killer is not a priority and it doesn't make much sense how Saturo's actions prevented the murders. The mystery of who it is really read more
Apr 10, 2017
Sword Art Online II tries to continue with the story of the first season by trying to come up with any possible way to create stakes, leading to even more logic defying story arcs than season one. They try to come up with bullshit reasons as to cover up the poor writing, creating situations that would never have been allowed to happen in real life. Sinon's character is annoying as she thinks of the game as if it were real and at the same time doing things that directly contradict the entire reason for playing the game in the first place. The government is portrayed read more
Apr 10, 2017
Re: Zero isn't exactly an unique take on the genre, but it sure is an excellent one. Despite the hit or miss first impression we get of him in episode 1, Natsuki Subaru is a great character. The character constantly makes mistakes and has a lot of flaws. He acknowledges these flaws and tries to make up for them however he can. The character endures a lot of trauma, literally dying over ten times just trying to survive. It isn't just for shock value, as it takes a heavy toll on the character mentally, even making him consider just giving up. However, the heavy emphasis read more