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Jan 12, 2018
Brothers Conflict is my bias so take this review with a grain of salt.

I like this special A LOT because it gives most of the brothers a chance to fantasize about their life with Ema if their wish came true. The personalities in this special are consistent with their characters in the main storyline so it's not like an alternate reality setting where only one guy has feelings for her and all the others suddenly don't for the sake of an offshoot episode. It's a trait I've always loved about Brothers Conflict. It's very fair to each love interest; they have equal opportunity to win read more
Dec 31, 2017
Appalling. This "special" is by no means a treat to fans of the 12 episode anime unless they're degenerate perverts like the people who worked on this episode.

The magic of Ojisan to Marshmallow expresses itself within the abstract and quirky relationship between Hige and Wakabayashi. I liked the show because I liked the unique personalities present in the narrative and I enjoyed watching their specific type of romance unfold.

This episode however is just inappropriate even if it's a dream sequence. A grown man turns into an ugly baby and Wakabayashi conveniently becomes a ripe high schooler to breastfeed the aforementioned manchild. Come on, Japan. read more
Dec 28, 2017
Steins;Gate gave me the most conflicted feeling I have ever felt in my life.

Skip to the last paragraph for a spoiler free review.

The best way to describe this anime is "Clannad for Elitists, Edgelords, and People Who Hate Nagisa Furukawa". It's difficult to explain without spoiling important facets of the series, but allow me to say the reason I disliked Steins;Gate as much as I did at the very end is due to the elaborately forced romantic feelings between main hero Rintarou Okabe and his red-haired, tsundere assistant who conveniently found herself into every typical rom-com cliche they could think of.

I wish I read more
Dec 20, 2017
It's not the best anime of all time, but it serves its purpose.

You either love or hate protagonist Kirito as he's almost invincible; only sporting momentary spells of weakness sprinkled throughout the series. His redeeming qualities lie within his absolute defiance of established disadvantages and his overwhelming loyalty and duty to defend his teammates from destruction. He's not the most dynamic MC, but he fulfills the role the story called for.

Between bland backgrounds and generic OST, SAO's art stands out the most when characters engage in combat or experience brief moments of sentimentality. The quality of animation improves so much when Kirito fights a boss read more
Aug 3, 2017
I have no prior experience watching Attack on Titan save five minutes of an episode on Toonami, but after this parody, I'm sold to watch the original series.

I've seen this series get a lot of flock from some folks online because it's a "cash grab", but unlike other works of the same nature, this one still retains the heart of the original and reinterprets it to create a fun and refreshing new story without the urgency and peril of the Attack on Titan most people are familiar with.

Attack on Titan: Junior High's story follows Eren Jaeger and his friends as they begin their first year read more
Jun 27, 2017
Hal (Anime) add (All reviews)
Curled up in a Dragon Ball Z jacket on a rooftop in New York City, I watched "Hal" for the first time on June 27th of 2017.

It was the colors and big eyes that initially drew me to watch a trailer for this film on Youtube, but it was the story that made me pay $3.99 on Amazon to watch it. At first, I thought I should just watch it subbed for free on Youtube in 480p, but I'm glad I rejected that idea and paid money to watch it English dubbed in HD because it really made the experience for me. Reading subtitles read more
Feb 4, 2017
Clannad: The Movie is a film I can watch any time, any place and still feel enthralled as if it were the first time.

As the precursor to the popular 2007 Clannad anime, the movie depicts moments and a perspective uniquely different from the anime. It's a fresh and original take on the story and covers the most important events well in a 90 minute runtime.

To someone who has only seen the 2007 anime, this movie will be jarring to you. The tone is very dramatic in contrast to the anime and a lot of the characters you may have loved in Clannad take read more
Jan 8, 2017
Music is not a substitute for exposition.

This movie makes the same mistakes 5 Centimeters Per Second did in it's assumption that music can replace or expedite time set apart to develop characters and establish conflict or a climax. By this, I refer to the director's decision to insert loud, obnoxious songs over montages which skim through key, plot progressing events or moments which could provide insight to Taki and Mitsuha's character; scenes which show who they are as people. Not enough time was dedicated to expanding upon their personalities and as a result, I was apathetic towards anything they characters went through. The lack of read more
Aug 11, 2016
Worst anime I have seen in my life. 12 episodes was too much to endure for a show with so little meaning and purpose behind it. Those 288 minutes I wasted I would like repaid to me in brain cells I lost while suffering behind my computer screen in agony. Here is my review of Acchi Kocchi:

Presentation: On the surface, Acchi Kocchi has a bright, chibi quirk about it that lured me in from pictures online. It LOOKS fun, bouncy, and promising from a distance but this show affirms the notion you should NEVER judge a book by the cover.

Story: There is none. None whatsoever. read more
Mar 10, 2016
The story begins with an interesting concept I've never seen used before. That immediately pulled me in and kept my attention for the duration of the series. Throughout the story, many complex and diverse issues pop up that challenge the characters. Watching their approach to the problems and their interactions with each other strained and strengthened was a treasure to observe.

The artwork is not flashy or especially memorable during any moments, but this shortcoming is easily overlooked thanks to the story and character depth in the series.

The background tracks didn't have a staple sound that resonated with me or even caught my attention but the read more