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Nov 6, 2018
Haruchika tries to be too many things. That much is apparent if you've seen just the first episode alone. But what is rarely mentioned are the few things that it does do well, which I think have plenty of merit. They make the show at the very least worth watching to anyone who can find some level of enjoyment in them. This is less of a review and more highlighting some of the show's good points.

The characters as a whole are underdeveloped and underwritten. Most of the side characters like Narushima or Maren get maybe an episode on them, and then fade into the read more
Oct 18, 2016
I, like many other people, had never heard of this anime for the longest time. An obscure Gainax comedy show about a talking hamster? Never would've found that one. That was until a friend of mine showed me the famous scene from the show on YouTube, simply titled "Manko" https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AAP1tmTn6tE . I don't know about you, but that was enough to sell me on adding it to the PTW. About a year and a half later, and I finally sat down and gave it a watch. And I'll tell you right now, it's a shame I hadn't found this sooner, because it is one of read more
Apr 23, 2016
I haven't written a review in a long while. Mainly due to the fact that MAL got rid of the "Not Helpful" option for reviews, but I digress. Watching this fucking show enraged me so much that I couldn't hold back from throwing all of my pure, unadulterated hatred at it by writing a review. So sit back and enjoy my review of this shitty Sunrise show from 2014 called Cross Ange.

Hope I'm not too rusty.

[There's spoilers all over this review]

I went into this with whatever can be considered less than no expectations. Really I can't even remember why I wanted to watch it read more
Aug 16, 2015
"I'd forgotten
That living
Meant losing" -Naoe Riki

Coming of Age is a really tough genre to pull off, especially in recent anime. You have to establish characters, and as the story progresses, force them to endure certain events and cause them to grow up, whether from a child into an adult or grow as a human being. Little Busters pulls off coming of age as good as I've ever seen an anime do it. And it does it while adding such emotional power to the story that only enhances the impact that the story will leave on you. This is thanks in no read more
Apr 25, 2015
Aishiteruze Baby is an anime that I feel has gone almost unnoticed in the 11 years that it's been around. I've never actually met a single person who's seen this little shoujo. I'd only found out about it a year ago when I wanted to find a shoujo anime that had a male protagonist, and this title showed up, along with Kure-Nai and Natsume Yuujinchou. Since then, I'd held off on the show and hadn't watched it until just a few days ago. What can I say about this series? Well in short, if you haven't seen this anime, I highly recommend that you do read more
Feb 28, 2015
Not much needs to be said here. This is Mushishi. One of the most respected and revered anime to ever grace the medium. And like the rest of the series, this 47 minute special (episode 11/12 of Zoku Shou) is a treat to watch.

Story and Characters
As with the usual format, this story shows us another one of the Mushishi Ginko's encounters with Mushi, but this time, we find ourselves ANOTHER Mushishi, named Kumado. Kumado is from a clan of Mushishi who have been researching a way to deal with a certain "forbidden" Mushi. (For the sake of spoilers, I'll stop there) The story is great read more
Dec 4, 2014
In 2011, director Akiyuki Shinbo teamed up with Studio SHAFT and writer Gen Urobuchi to create an anime by the name of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Prior to Madoka, Shinbo was known to have only directed one other series from the Magical Girl genre.

That series was Seven Arcs 2004 anime, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Now, why do I bring up Madoka you ask? Well its because they are extremely similar (as most anime directed by Shinbo are). Heck, if it wasn't for Gen Urobuchi turning Madoka into a deep dark pit of death and despair, I'd think they were the same show. But Nanoha, being a read more
Aug 14, 2014
Bleak.

If I had to use one word to describe Now and Then, Here and There, that word would be bleak. The definition of the word bleak is not hopeful or encouraging; unlikely to have a favorable outcome, and that is exactly what this show is. While watching, you start to think "Is there anyway things could possibly get better?" When in truth, the answer would almost certainly be no. In this anime, we explore war, torture, rape, survival, senseless murder, etc. All having an effect on one boy named Shu. Shu, who's attitude is far from bleak, has to deal with all of these hardships, read more
Jul 18, 2014
Going into Ga-Rei-Zero I didn't really know what to expect. All I had really heard about it was that it was an urban fantasy action series directed by a Mr. Ei Aoki, whom previous to this, had only directed...Girls Bravo? However, after Ga-Rei-Zero he went on to direct Wandering Son (which I think is brilliant), the first Kara no Kyoukai film, Fate/Zero, and most recently, a show I recommend everyone go check out called Aldnoah.Zero. I consider Ga-Rei-Zero as Ei Aoki's first attempt at Fate/Zero. Ga-Rei-Zero is a good show. But it's obviously not on any level close to Fate/Zero. It has many good qualities read more
May 30, 2014
Ahhhh NieA_7. If you've never heard of this anime I wouldn't blame you. As it is not one of Yoshitoshi ABe's most famous since he is one of the masterminds behind the ever talked about mindf**k that is Serial Experiments Lain. If I had to compare NieA_7 to anything that ABe has done it would be more appropriate to compare it to that of Haibane Renmei as it's not all dark and philosophical, but rather, very calming and easy to take in. This show would best be described as the crew who worked on Lain taking a little break. This show is a very light-hearted read more