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Nov 10, 2016
Boku dake ga Inai machi, or ‘Erased’ in its English title, is the anime adaption of Kei Sanbe’s supernatural/thriller/mystery manga which had dominated the charts throughout its run in the summer season of 2016. At its peak Erased managed to reach as high as the 4th overall placement by score on MAL, while currently sitting just within the ‘Top 50’ range.

The 29 year old protagonist, Satoru Fujinuma, is a failing manga artist currently employed as a pizza delivery guy. Satoru is an unassuming person seemingly without any exceptional qualities, hence his current state of employment. His character design is pretty boring; the standard scraggly read more
Nov 4, 2016
(This review was written after viewing both First & Second Stage)
Following our introduction to the setting of Initial D we understand that everything about this world is pivotal to its characters sense of pride and their desire to drive sideways; for everyone except Takumi Fujiwara.

Takumi is largely ignorant towards anything related to cars, and for the most part he has no desire to learn about them; to him they are just a way to help out his fathers business of tofu delivery, as well as a means to get from ‘point A’ to ‘point B’. While his recently licensed friends talk among themselves about the read more
Nov 4, 2016
Neon Genesis Evangelion is Hideaki Anno’s most renowned work, and is often hailed as a masterfully executed deconstruction of the mecha genre. By common definition a deconstruction aims to take apart a genre and it’s common tropes by portraying them in the most realistic way possible; seeing how they would work, and how they would fail. These works should build on the foundation of inherent flaws they uncover, and in this case, create something brilliantly subversive and unique. With the creation of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Anno took the Mech genre’s cliched idea of ‘teenagers who pilot giant robots being mankind’s last hope’ and subverted everyone’s read more