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Jun 2, 2019
Simply looking at the cover of LaidBackers can give you enough of a clue to what kind of movie it is. Lighthearted comedy built around a cast of cute girls that may or may not be fighting against someone. Who're they fighting against? Is Kizuna Ai really singing the theme song? And is that Papika from Flip Flappers?! Tons and tons of questions everyone has to be asking themselves. But the only question left after completing the movie is: "Was it really worth it?"

The story of LaidBackers seems much more coherent on paper that it is in practice. Despite the premise of a group of read more
Aug 23, 2018
"Most shoujo female protagonists tend to be weak, so let's make ours the strongest willed person to ever walk across this god-forsaken world."

I guess this was roughly the general idea when creators were coming up with the premise of Akagami no Shirayuki-Hime. And I'd gladly support that under normal circumstances. Having a female character who doesn't blush every three minutes does spark a lot of interest and promise in an otherwise very average piece of fiction. Sadly enough, the show is not able to capitalize on its strong premise and instead gives us a world full of empty characters and meaningless emotions. Which is a read more
Jul 27, 2018
Watching Nekopara is something you do out of mere fun. You know it's dumb, you know it's most likely badly written but you don't really care. Why would you anyway? Hell, this is a CAT PARADISE we are talking about.

This whole 20 minute ONA resolves around Chocola, Vanilla and how they got taken into the "catgirls family" and started calling the bland-as-a-cardboard guy their Master. Honestly, that all that ever happens, but that is not really an issue, because Nekopara never aimed at making a compelling story anyway. Some of the jokes are pretty decent and the chopstick gag especially made me LOL. Literally one read more
Jun 28, 2018
Sometimes I find joy in the simplest of things.

Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai is definitely one of those. At first glance unoriginal, generic romantic comedy with nothing memorable about it. However, idea and execution are two different terms. And, in case of Tada-kun, it counts twice as much.

I can imagine that looking at Tada-kun's anime page doesn't strike interest in many people, and respectably so. Nothing about its story, characters or even stylization seem particulalry original. And that feeling doesn't change even at the end of the show, especially story-wise.

The story is what you would possibly expect a rom/com to be. A random meeting that read more
Jun 23, 2018
Oh, my dear Amanchu!, what happened to you? I don't remember you being so messy. I don't remember you being so unrelatable. And I certainly don't remember you being so mediocre.

Amanchu! Advance is really a textbook example of how sequels should not be made.

Before we start, it is important to express what does the original Amanchu! mean to me. I've always been a fan of Slice of Life. However, it is always very hard to find a SoL with good characters, healing atmosphere and, most importantly, enough entertainment value. Amanchu! had all of those and to this day I consider it to be the third read more
Jun 20, 2018
Why do yuri fans have to suffer so much?

When I was stumbling upon this year's spring anime, Tachibanakan Triangle immediaetly caught my interest. Wait a minute, is this yuri? And a comedy without any nerve-racking drama *cough cough Citrus*? And potentially ecchi? Omygosh omygosh omygosh! Can such a perfect thing even exist?

Turns out, it doesn't. Well, I thought for a long time that it does, but two weeks prior to it's start a shocking message about the length of this anime arrived; Duration: 3 min. ; Internet was once again able to break my heart... Seriously? A freaking short? *sigh*

Anywayy, now let's talk about what read more
May 21, 2018

One of the things that can really tackle down my enjoyment of an anime is when it present itself in an original matter, but falls into the classic pattern of it's own genre once it actually starts. Kimi no Koe wo Todoketai is also one of those cases. A well made slice of life movie, pushed down by it's unability to make itself different.

But let's start from the scratch. I was really looking forward to seeing this after reading the synopsis, which seemed a bit inovative compared to all other slice of lifes. I expected a story about how broadcasting can change lives of a read more
May 16, 2018
It seems to me that people are expecting something a bit different coming into this movie than what it really ends up being. If the problem lies in it's confusing synopsis or tag selection lies beyond my area of interest. But please, when deciding to watch Hana to Alice, keep in mind that this movie is seriously not a mystery, or much of a drama. Rather, is it a very well made slice of life.

Hana to Alice's story starts off in a very mild manner. Tetsuko, one of the two main protagonists of the movie, had just moved with her mother to a new house read more
Mar 30, 2018
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens is like an action movie made in todays Holywood. It doesn't make sense, it's overflowing with clichés and one could ask why the hell does it even exist. Yet, it does and I have to bear with the fact that it'll continue to exist. Because there is one reason why it does still make a lot of money. And that reason is the action, because action equals entertainment. But entertainment, like Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens perfectly shows, doesn't equal quality.

The story takes place in a city Fukuoka, which, in this fictional version, is overflowing with killers and assasins. So much infact that read more
Mar 24, 2018
Is it almost always the same with moe comedies. Cute girls doing cute things without much thought beside it - it really is one of the easier genres to create. On the other hand, it is also one of the toughest genres to impress in, as you have to present a bit more to remain memorable. If it was New Game! with games or Blend S with maids playing different roles (interesting idea no matter how vague it may sound), the most famous CGDCT shows always had something which immedieatly catched the viewers attention.

In which we get to shows like Slow Start. Shows that first read more