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Nov 5, 2017
Are you familiar with movies such as Home Alone and E.T? Well, this is the anime version of it. In broader terms, this movie looked like it was made for kids, catering for the whole family. Let me explain why.

First, the plot structure is suspiciously similar to western movies targeted for children (This doesn't count as a spoiler, by the way. I'm just explaining how the plot structure works): Parent gets in trouble, kid discovers a treasure-worthy possession, travels the country, beat the bad guys via deus ex machina, saves parent and returns the possession, and they all live happily ever after. Heck, this structure read more
Sep 5, 2017
I can describe this movie in 2 words: Almost perfect. Why? Because while it had the potential to be great, it had small mishaps that led to its inability to reach perfection.

Before I begin, let me just say that I watched this in the cinemas 3 weeks after its premiere at United Cinemas. And inside the theater, there were only 3 people. And so I began to wonder, "Is the movie not good after all?". My opinion then changed after the movie ended.

So what made it almost perfect? Was it the plot? As far as I can tell, there was nothing wrong with the sequence read more
Jun 28, 2017
Cockblock! That's the first thing you'll shout when you find out this is too explicit for an anime. Whose idea was it to pitch this series as an anime short instead of a hentai? There's absolutely nothing wrong with pitching it as a hentai. There are quite a few long-running H series that got hentai adaptations and they weren't as bad as this one. And this is coming from a guy who's read dozens of them!

The story was mediocre at best, if rated as a hentai. I've seen better animation from hentai series. The ending theme did not match the entire show. Characters were tropes read more
Apr 25, 2017
War reaps benefit to no one. It does not prove who's right, only who's left. And i understood these sayings even more when I watched this film. Barefoot Gen was an eye-opener, especially to the young generation who had never experienced war.

Now, I understand that this is a very old film (as proven by the art on the cover), but if you look past that, you'll see that the story, characters and emotions emitted by each of them are timeless and undying. Not only did it serve as the message that war brings hell on earth, but also showed the reality of history: that read more
Nov 27, 2016
Lamune (Anime) add (All reviews)
This is the epitome of cheezy anime. I'm not kidding. It's so friggin' cheezy that I considered dropping it. But I still finished it because during its time, this was perhaps a new thing.

before I begin, let me just reveal that the title "Lamune" would not make sense in the earlier episodes nor should it have been considered the title because it hardly had anything to do with Lamune.

For the plot, like I said, it was cheezy. It was your typical slice of life romance set in a rural area. Other than that, it didn't have much to offer. It's pretty much like watching read more
Nov 22, 2016
It's not everyday I get to review a mature manga, only when it's really good. And, I gotta say, this was a crazy ride.

At first glance, it may seem like another NTR hentai. The thing is: it's not. While it did present the wife sleeping with other guys, it was with the consent of the husband. From that alone, you might think it's another hentai. But what made it unique was the concept of "what happened afterwards?".

I've played a lot of eroge, and it usually leaves the story with the wife getting gangb**ged or ending up with the paramour. This manga followed none read more
Nov 22, 2016
Etotama (Anime) add (All reviews)
What's your zodiac sign? This is basically what this show tackles. Etotama portrayed Chinese zodiacs as anthropomorphised beings and did it without losing the essence of their origin. If that weren't enough, it even included historical background to make it seem like it actually did happen.

The story was pretty funny the first few episodes, the everything gets serious on the following ones. Despite that, the show still retained its humor of breaking the fourth wall and, yes, slapstick humor. And very few shows can provide dramatic scenes while remaining a comedy.

Characters pretty much the personality of their corresponding signs. If you read the traits of read more
Nov 15, 2016
This series made me realize just how many harem series I've watched, to the point of knowing what the series was gonna end in just a few episodes. But for some reason, I enjoyed it a lot.

This was perhaps because of its concept of "having the ability to see the future" without anything relating to time travel. Also, its idea of becoming a being who can change the fate of a person to create a better world is not something anyone can come up of on the fly. I swear, this series had potential... if only it didn't become a harem series.

The reason why I read more
Oct 14, 2016
An adventure series that's not set in a fantasy world: This is basically Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin in a nutshell. It's pretty common for adventure series to have fight scenes and treasure hunting, but this was perhaps the only series I knew that executed it in a semi-utopian setting.

The story didn't really peek my interest during the first episodes, but the ones that came after surely did. And I swear, this could probably the series that inspired Re:Zero. But it's not just the plot which they resembled. There was also the cast. The Yama literally resembled Subaru in more ways than one. Even the other read more
Oct 11, 2016
A shoujo series making fun of shoujo series: This is Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun in a nutshell. The way it presented satire is hilarious upon realizing it makes fun of itself and its origin.

Truth be told, the story didn't get any impact on me. For one, I'm not into shoujo anime much, so I'm not sure how the plot usually goes. In fact, every scene resembled 4koma style of narration. If you're familiar with seitokai yakuindomo, you'll know when and where the jokes would come in. Still, kudos for the creators for making me laugh out loud.

At first, when I saw the characters, I thought, "it's read more