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Nov 17, 2013
If you have a heart problem, don't watch this anime!

I am a perfectly healthy human being, but for ~50 Sunday night, I have had a near cardiac arrest due to the CUTENESS of Poyo!!!

This isn't anime to fill you with joy, nor is it suppose to be a masterpiece. Its modesty is equivalent to that friend who's always there for you, but never in your way. Yeah, that guy who you just cannot hate, and who does not hate. If you don't have a guy like that, allow Poyo to fill in that empty space. I implore you.

So, who is this 'friend' I talk read more
Oct 15, 2013
Mainstream anime is so predictable, the mere thought of watching one revolts me. Plots are used over and over again, characters are portrayed by the same well-known voices who's lack of emotion is really starting to piss me off, and worst of all, the use of below-average OPs and EDs make majority of mainstream anime a very bad batch of brew... much rather like Budweiser.

Gin no Saji however, isn't a bottle of Budweiser... it's a bottle of 30 year old scotch. So now, please allow me to explain the differences to you non-drinkers.

Budweiser.. bitter to drink, flavourless after a few sips, and would read more
Dec 26, 2012
Okay, SAO is definitely a weird and unpredictable anime. The first episode wasn't as good as I expected, but I stuck with it to see where it led on. After 4 or 5 episode, I'm all in. The first Arc, SAO (that's the arc), is brilliant. The timeline's a bit too messy, and the character development is unstable. You think the anime's got one heroine, turns out, it's got X many. The story itself is great for SAO. The second arc, not so good. If I had a way to express it, it'll be "Why? What is the point? Go die for wasting my time." read more
Oct 15, 2012
"To wait for something you can't have, is equivalent to death"

Ano Natsu tells the story of an estranged boy, who over the course of a summer, fell deeply in love with an alien. Yes, an alien.

So, what so special about Ano Natsu? Compared to other romantic dramas, it's a class of one. The momentum of the anime is dreadfully slow throughout, but like a sprint, the last few episodes surged the ideals of the anime towards the surface, and ends up leaving the viewer a sense of emptiness, and fulfilment. But like a sprint, majority of the anime was spent building underlying ideas, which by read more
Oct 14, 2012
Hmm..... how do you review an anime considered to be a sleeper masterpiece? How do you place a rank on the underdog? How, I ask those who are reading this review, How?

I am a man of neutralness. I find both good and bad in all animes... all except this. For all 4 seasons, 50+ episodes, I cannot find a single fault with this anime. The story is exceptional... each episode withholds a magic of uniqueness. There's literally no telling where the particular episode will lead to (unless it is an continuation). And although the characters are introduced in a random order, they contribute to the read more
Oct 13, 2012
Let's face it... if you don't like music, you HATE this. If you do like music, you'll LOVE this. That is the presumption right? Right.

But this anime turns out to be more than that. It's romance, music, action all intertwined together into a neat 13 episode paradise of an anime. There's something for everyone here. Those who could relate themselves through music. Those who could relate themselves though the misunderstanding of a loved one's action. Those who could relate themselves through the tragic that unfolds in ones family...

For those who can't, and just watches this anime... you'll still find it blindingly brilliant. Okay... read more
Oct 13, 2012
This is perhaps an anime for the well-educated, and those who are rather interested in politics and the way of economics.. because in some ways, this is an anime that reflects the deeper side of society. The complexity of this anime naturally means it's going to be slow. And it is. Very much so.

As a direct sequel from season 1, you need to watch both seasons to understand what the hell is happening, even just vaguely. The story itself is twisted and very indirect. There's literally no telling where the story's going. For example, after the appearance of "X" (avoiding spoilers :P), you'd think "X" read more
Oct 13, 2012
Hmm... What the fu*k is this? An alien who wants to fish a legend, so he involves a guy who is socially awkward and another guy who's good at fishing. Okay... I think that's the summary of my review.

No, seriously, this is one of the MOST confusing anime I've EVER seen in my whole bloody life. The first 3/4 episodes don't make much sense... and the story don't take off until ep 6. By then, I figure most people would've dropped it already.

So in a sense, this anime tests the viewer's perseverance .... and my God, if you persevered, you're in for one good read more
Apr 4, 2012
Okay... I'll start off by saying that this review WILL be slightly biased... after all, this series did introduce me to the world of anime.

I don't like giving spoilers, so I'll go straight to the point: This series is amazing! Throughout my 6 years of anime-crunching, I've come across some pretty amazing stuff... anime such as Lucky Star, which has its own style; Bakuman, an anime completely out of the ordinary; and many more. But I have yet to come across another anime that can catch my heart, the same way OverDrive has done.

I ain't much of a cycling fan when I read more