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Sep 29, 2016
Ange Vierge: Final Review

Ange Vierge is an anime very loosely associated with a Japanese TCG. At the time of this review, there's also some manga material available for those interested.

The idea behind AV is somewhat simple. There are 5 worlds, each that produces a fairly typecast sort of person. For example, the Black World has lots of dark atmosphere, wizards, vampires, etc. There is a fairy world, a human world, a cyborg world, and so on. At some point, these mirror earths starts being in danger of colliding, and its up to magical girls to save them

Story: 7

Around the time the 5 earths started read more
Sep 26, 2016
Kono Bijutsubu, or "This Art Club Has a Problem!"

When perusing the new stuff coming in 2016, I was really excited for this one. I'm a huge Chunibyou fan, and seeing the art was similar was pleasing.

Story: 6

It doesn't take much to draw a lot of Chuunibyou comparisons based on archetypes and character design. However, even though there's a girl with Chuni in Kono B, it's story is it's own and no where as serious or life-defining, but instead is much more about a girl with a crush on a guy who only digs anime chicks.

It's very much "adventure of the day", with no intermixing read more
Aug 16, 2016

Sono Hana - The sentimental yuri.


Okay, so anyone who has read more than one of my reviews know that I'm always in the search of the "Perfect Yuri." Something that combines character growth, a realistic pre-relationship, realistic dating phase, and realistic yuri-scenes that show both emotion and mutual satisfaction for the girls involved, not the sweaty male viewer fapping as he watches.

I'm not going to pretend that Sono Hana hits that mark, but it does some things really right.

Story: 5

This is porn. Even though it's light porn, it's still porn. There is no story other than about 5 minutes of flashback that implies read more
Jul 6, 2016
Sasameki Koto is incomplete as an anime. I know there are manga chapters that wrap it up, but I'm not surprised this never received the second season it was obviously planning to use to wrap things up nicely.


Story. 5

S.K. is a Yuri romance, meaning, many of the characters and love displayed is lesbian in nature. Yuri has a very small representation in anime, and only a small amount of it is really anything worth watching.

The concept is a good one. Girl A is a lesbian, and she likes cute lesbians, as a matter of preference. Girl B is a lesbian, but only for Girl read more
Jun 20, 2016
Sakura Trick: The reason we need more Yuri.


Sakura trick is a fan-service Yuri-light anime that focuses on the developing relationship between two girls, Haruka and Yu. Over the course of the series, the girls make the decision to make their relationship special and apart from that of their new friends by sealing it with a kiss.

This of course, leads to petting, lots of kissing, and some suspicion from Yu's older sister as to the nature of their relationship.

Story.

The good and bad thing about this show is that there is only very light story over-reach. This means each episode has the girls dealing with read more
Jun 15, 2016
Shiki (Anime) add (All reviews)
Shiki - The long boring road.


Shiki is an anime about vampires. You know this right from the get-go, as the intro pretty much lets you in on that right off the bat. Unfortunately, the anime is a long slog towards the subject matter, and it's a fairly mediocre production except episodes 19-21. The ending is pretty meh.

Story.

The problem I have with Shiki is that it is too long. It has a good story, but tries to pretend that you don't know it's an anime about vampires, and spends 10 episodes pretending that it's about a "epidemic" of Anemia, which isn't even a thing.

A lot read more
Jun 12, 2016
Yuki Yuna is a Hero.

Not as dark as Madoka, and it's animation is only slightly less enjoyable, but man. I wish there were ".5's" allowed in ranking these shows. I feel a 7 is too low and an 8 is too high.


Story.

This show.. it's a slow burn. I was waiting for the "Madoka Episode 3", and it never came until way later. In it's own right, it was a thought provoking dark turn, and more traditional in a sense of Mahou Shojou.

I fear this show loses a lot of people while it's pretending to be sailor moon, when they read reviews that told them read more
Jun 12, 2016
Clannad: After Story.


Sometimes, we just like to be sad. We know something will make us sad, but we watch it anyways. There are times when I feel like the whole point of Afterstory was to see how sad it could make me, rather than character development and natural storytelling that may have induced one emotion or another.

Then I re-watch an episode, and I can't be sure. The anime is either a very genuine ending chapter on the story of some characters we met in Clannad, and a wonderful and heart touching send off to their tales, or a very successful hallmark card that's meant read more
Jun 12, 2016
Clannad (Anime) add (All reviews)
Clannad.

I'll be one of a jillion people to review this anime, so take with a grain of salt. Some people think this and it's successor are some of the greatest pieces of animation ever to leave Japan. It's good, but it has problems.


Story.

The story to Clannad really doesn't develop for awhile. Basically you have a lazy deadbeat, who is a pretty good guy, and he stumbles across a shy, but cute girl. They are friends, meet other cute girls, all of whom usually crush on someone for awhile, get sad, and then things go on.

There is something of an overarching story read more
Jun 6, 2016

KnJ: Houkago is a collection of 1 offs along the subject matter of the first series.

It's good stuff, but not quite the same as the source material. There's good bits that weave in and out of the main story, and a final volume where Rin talks to Mimi and Kuro, her best friends, about her meeting with her teacher as "two adults would meet", but all in all don't feel like you must hunt these down if you enjoyed KnJ.

Knowing that none of it was really relevant to the story took some mood away, but if you must have more KnJ, absorb these read more