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Sep 22, 2021
Disney has been taking over the movie industry step by step, so naturally it wasn't long before they show an interest in anime. What resulted is their first original anime based off a popular franchise that they purchased the rights to about a decade ago, Star Wars: Visions. Deciding to make an anthology about Star Wars was an interesting idea, and they decided to hire seven different anime studios to animate nine short self contained episodes. This resulted in nine episodes of varying quality, but the decision to compile short stories itself had its own strength and flaws.

Let me get this out of the way. ...
Aug 5, 2021
Shirobako the Movie is an entertaining movie with a lot of effort put into it, however, it suffers heavily due to the script.

Before starting the actual review, I just want to thank ElevenArts for offering an early screening for review purposes. I really appreciate it and will thus be completely honest with the review. Now on to the review.

Shirobako the Movie is a sequel to the show Shirobako, which is a great series. My overall thoughts on the series was that it was a breath of fresh air, though it felt a little aimless at times and there were a few episodes in the ...
Apr 29, 2021
Yasuke (Anime) add
This show feels like a case where nobody told the writers "No!". That isn't always a bad thing, but like everything in life, there needs to be a balance.

Yasuke has an interesting premise, but the show doesn't really know what it wants to be, and the back and forth between historical set piece and action fantasy aren't meshed well here.

The show introduced itself as a historical set piece in a fictional universe tied to the story of Nobunaga and Yasuke, but that really didn't come into play much the more the story went on. It was more of an excuse to use recognized names for ...
Feb 25, 2021
Don't make a drinking game out of the random panty shots in Thigh-Rise Invasion (pun intended). It won't turn out well for your health.

High-Rise Invasion has an interesting premise and a very strong start, filled with mystery and suspense, but as it went on, those aspects decreased and the flaws of the show became more apparent.

This anime is about a group of people who are suddenly thrust into a bizarre world and need to find a way out. This is actually very similar to the live action Japanese TV show that aired on Netflix a little while back called Alice in Borderland. Definitely give that ...
Oct 1, 2020
Well, this movie was nice to watch. It really brought back that Bleach nostalgia.

While I can't even to begin to express how glad I am that I could experience Burn The Witch immediately as it released, it wasn't a flawless masterpiece. It tried to tell way too much story that could naturally fit in a one hour movie. The world building wasn’t as strong as it could have been. If only this movie had an extra 20-30 minutes to its runtime, like a normal length animated feature, it would have flowed a lot smoother and could have fleshed out the characters and world a bit ...
Jun 24, 2020
Kami no Tou (Anime) add
This review may contain vague spoilers but it is mostly spoiler free.

Scenario:
You need to write an extra test to give to the main character Bam. What would you think is the best test to give to him?

A: Give him a trial to do only by himself, thus strengthening his character and showing what he is capable of without others helping him?
B: Give him a trial to do mainly by himself, thus still showing what he can do and at the same time rounding out other characters?
C: Give him a trial to do nothing, where his only job is to stand still and have ...
Jun 5, 2020
Once again, Lupin takes the stage in easily my favorite Lupin film that isn't directed by Hayao Miyazaki (The Castle of Cagliostro).

Lupin the Third: The First (yes, it is a very confusing title) is a typical Lupin movie through and through with just a single new addition, it is in CGI. Not just any regular anime CGI, Hollywood level CGI. Disney/Dreamworks level CGI. The animation itself made this movie better than most of its Lupin counterparts, but the story has a couple of extra things that made this installment stand out among its peers (besides for the CGI).

First off, the story: Classic Lupin story, ...
Apr 23, 2020
Can CGI ruin a show? Yes. Does it here? Thank goodness no, at least not for me.

Ghost in the Shell is a lengthy franchise spanning over decades with at least four different art styles. However, while all of the previous art styles until now were in 2D animation, they decided that they should try a CGI approach. Many will skip over this season because of it, but if that is the only reason, then it is a huge mistake. Despite the animation, all of the characters remain the same and the story feels very similar to SAC previous seasons. So how does it match ...
Mar 26, 2020
Psycho Pass 3: First Inspector is a worthy conclusion to the third season. A lot of loose ends were resolved, although not all, and there was another development for the Sybil System. It isn't perfect and there was a lot more I wanted it to do but the movie focused on its own goals and accomplished them well.

It focuses entirely on the Bifrost organisation attacking the Public Safety Bureau and taking over their headquarters to either kill the governor or forcing her to retire. They break in slightly too easily to be believable in my opinion, but nevertheless, the officers need to find a way ...
Jan 27, 2020
Babylon (Anime) add
Babylon is like a plane crash. It takes off well, flies in the air for a nice while, but in the end it just couldn't stick the landing and it just flopped down in an explosion. What could go wrong for a show with such potential, lets find out.

Story:
Babylon is about a detective who is trying to catch a woman who can kill with her voice. That is it. Imagine Death Note flipped where the main focus is on L who is trying to catch Kira but we never get Kiras perspective. He is just a character who stays in the background. That is ...