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Sep 29, 2020
Gotcha! (Anime) add (All reviews)
The Pokémon franchise is what many would call an outlier. Its success can only be described as historic, and one of the very few franchises that bridges the generational gap. Pokémon has continued to capture the hearts of young and old alike through creativity and fun. As it nears its 25th Anniversary (also Pikachu's Pokedex number), Game Freak and Nintendo surely have some exciting things up their sleeves.

To kick off the celebration, Game Freak showed off a music video that fully encapsulated the spirit and wonder of the Pokémon world. Animated by the legendary Studio Bones, it kicks off with reference to what could be read more
Mar 28, 2020
In the West, Anime and Manga are often conflated with Hentai. This is because of their often use of pervy jokes, skimpy and risque outfits, and at times, even nudity. So generally, the medium is looked at as a perverted one. This is due to the differing values between Japan and the West. While the West is more than happy to show violence, killing, and gore, sexual things are often considered taboo. This is the exact opposite of Japan; sexual subject matter is fine, as it's a natural thing we all feel. While violence is often censored or used sparingly. These cultural differences are why read more
Dec 16, 2019
You're probably reading this review on a computer or smart phone, using an internet connection inside a building with a set, comfortable temperature. Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a computer, phone, building, or air conditioner? What about the things that power them? What about the internet or a connection to a cellular tower? Often we take for granted these miraculous amenities we indulge in every single day. But what if all of it was gone in a flash?

Dr. Stone is very different than your average shounen story. This is a story of survival, perseverance, and hope. But most of all, Dr. read more
Sep 19, 2019
Anime is known as the medium of extremes, both to its benefit and detriment. Extreme designs, animation, plots, and so on. But with so many anime out there reaching all kinds of extremes, it can be difficult to break out from the crowd and truly feel original. So why not make something that most would say is the exact opposite of what anime fans are interested in? That idea might just be crazy enough to work; and for "How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?", it certainly does.

Creating a show about working out has to be difficult, especially with an audience who has zero interest read more
Aug 26, 2019
I think many people misunderstand what a non-canon anime movie is. A movie for an on-going series must be a self contained story that does not affect the source material as to avoid ruining the continuity of the original work. With that in mind, most anime movies are nothing more than popcorn-fare that are only meant for the enjoyment of the fans of the series. So walking into a film and expecting the storytelling of Bebop will leave you very disappointed, every time.

The Arrow of the Orion was yet another non-canon anime movie with a self-contained plot and heroine with no real development for the read more
May 15, 2019
Director Tatsuki has been on a turbulent journey these past few years. He became a household name after the unparalleled success of Kemono Friends in 2017. Kemono Friends was a no name franchise from a failed mobile game and manga until the airing of the anime, which turned it into the industry giant it is today. That was largely thanks in part to the talent of Director Tatsuki. The man is a master of mystique and a world building wonder. He incorporates adorable characters into dark and sometimes even twisted stories, but in a meaningful and endearing way.

After the success of Kemono Friends, we read more
May 4, 2019
Sekirei (Anime) add (All reviews)
I think in this day and age most are too quick to judge something because of its outward appearance. Often when the average fan comes upon a show where ecchi is front and center, most shrug it off as nothing more than a titsfest with nothing of value. But look at a classic like Tenchi Muyo, or the modern day classic Highschool DxD. While both are ecchi and contain harems often fighting for a single guy's attention, both have a lot more to offer with their unique plots and set-ups. Sekirei is no different.

The story itself was somewhat unique for its time, 108 Sekirei's are read more
Apr 1, 2019
Kemono Friends was a series that should've been dead on arrival. The game that it was based off of was cancelled before the original anime aired, it was being handled by an inexperienced studio, and had incredibly poor animation. However, it turned out to be anime's biggest underdog instead. Kemono Friends was so popular that it sold over 120,000 copies of its first two volumes. A number almost unheard of in the anime community, save for industry giants like Madoka, Monogatari, and Love Live. Live concerts, collaborations with Zoos, special events, and of course an ocean of fan projects flooded the nation of Japan.

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Jan 6, 2013
IGPX 2 is everything the first season was and more. Thanks to the return of Toonami, I finally decided to sit down and watch IGPX. With high-speed action that kept you on the edge of your seat, this is a series action fans crave for. This season improved on everything the first needed. From the fun and action packed story, to the beautiful art and 3D animation (for its time), to the great soundtrack, IGPX 2 is a high-speed thrill ride worth watching.

The story of IGPX season 2 is right where season 1 left off. With the team back ready and hungry for more, they read more