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Sep 27, 2021
Where do you see yourself in your early adulthood? Whether that’s 5, 10, or maybe even 20 years from now, it’s always hard to predict what you’ll be like in the future. Do you envision success? Have you accomplished all your dreams? Are you living a fulfilling life?

Or are you someone like me, who sees an uncertain future. Sure I have my goals, and I’d like to think I’m pretty motivated and driven. But after doing a year of online school in university and interning in the summer, I’ve begun to question whether or not I’d actually enjoy an 80 hour workweek under one of read more
Sep 25, 2021
Ah, isekai. What was once a promising and delightful genre has now become the punching bag of the anime community. Riddled with memes about truck-kun, harems upon harems, stupidly overpowered perfect MCs, and ridiculously long names, it’s easy to see how this genre has become one of the stalest and over-farmed genres in all of anime.

But when I first read the description for Genjitsu, I was intrigued. I’ve always been a fan of realism and reform through policy, add in my economics minor which I’m studying for uni, and you’ve got me hooked on the concept of a hero saving a world through policy reform.

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Sep 25, 2021
If you want to watch an extremely superficial harem rom-com, this is the one. As long as you approach it from that mindset and not one of an anime being about actually relevant and deep messages. In fact, I’d probably give it a 3-4 if it was just that: a tropey, fanservice-heavy rom-com. If you wanted to watch this series to learn about how we shouldn’t take the opportunities we have now for granted, you’ve come to the wrong anime.

While Bokutachi no Remake sets out with a strong first episode that aligns with what you think the core theme would be, it quickly flips read more
Sep 25, 2021
MHA always has, and always will be, mid (at best). As a show that plays its cards incredibly safe and doesn’t try to subvert anything in the shounen genre, it’s pretty clear what MHA hopes to achieve in its lifetime (that’s selling movies if you haven’t realized already). But this season just goes to show that when you aim for mediocrity, you end up with subpar results. Drill that lesson into your hearts kids: aim for the moon so you can land amongst the stars, don’t be like MHA and aim for the stratosphere and end up 2m from where you started.

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Sep 19, 2021
Welcome to this season’s brand new edition of “Poor Light Novel Adaptations!” I’m your host bulkyhog, and today, we’ll be discussing why you shouldn’t waste 5 hours of your life watching this hot garbage! It certainly doesn’t take a legendary detective to realise what crime was committed here.

Yet again, we have an adaptation of a light novel that god knows why got the green light. While 86 was bad (fight me I dare you), it was at least not as bad and also popular enough to justify an adaptation. But this? No significant fanbase to work with, so the studio really chose this series read more
Sep 17, 2021
“Sharknado is a 2013 American made-for-television sci-fi disaster film about a waterspout that lifts sharks out of the ocean and deposits them in Los Angeles” (Wikipedia). When you read this description, how do you think this movie performed? Surely a box-office bomb, with horrible ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, reviews shitting on it left, right and center, and the producers wondering what could possibly have gone wrong right?

Well, Sharknado proved everyone wrong. It racked up millions of views over the weeks following its initial screening, developed a cut following, and even garnered a 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus stating “Proudly, shamelessly, and gloriously read more
Aug 5, 2021
Preliminary
***THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS***

The only redeeming quality of this entire series is the OP. It's masterfully directed, has great use of music, and displays all the animation quality you're looking for in this series.

Outside of the OP, the other 18 or so minutes you spend watching an episode is entirely wasted.

There's no real story aside from fighting and characters can't even be called characters since they solely exist for fight scenes. I know next to nothing about any of the characters and feel no attachment or emotions towards either the demons or the idaten, likely because there is no attempt made at character development. read more
Jun 28, 2021
When I watched the first 4 episodes of Higehiro, I was a bit off-put by the unnecessary fanservice and sexualization of Sayu during serious moments, but I was overall intrigued by the story's premise. I thought I was in for a serious exploration of PTSD, manipulation, family struggles, etc.

Instead, I don't know what I watched.

Higehiro tries to touch on many serious topics in its "story", only to end up doing absolutely jack shit at the end of the day. I'd like to think the takeaway message is that good parenting is important/what it means to grow up, but I don't even know anymore. read more
Jun 26, 2021
OMG! THIS SHOW PROMOTING BULLYING. I CANNOT EXCUSE THE PORTRAYAL OF THIS ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP IN AN ARTISTIC MEDIUM SUCH AS ANIME. IS THIS ANOTHER KOIKIMO?

These are the vibes you’d expect from a negative review of this series, which so many people have come to “love.” Well, I’m here to say I couldn’t give a rats ass about the “bullying” in this show. When Nagatoro was first announced, I thought it’d be some nasty shit and the first episode proved my point: I was ready to go SJW keyboard warrior mode on this show like many others did for Koikimo (deserved btw, that show is ass).

Yet, read more
Jun 19, 2021
86 (Anime) add (All reviews)
Every season, one can find countless anime adaptations of light novels or manga applauded by its dedicated fanbase as being deep, provoking, emotional, amazing, etc. Some live up to or even surpass that hype. Others are an honest adaptation, but an adaptation is all they are. Then, there are those that, quite frankly, are just straight up overrated.

And 86 is in my eyes overrated.

Before I have Milizé simps knocking at my door calling for my head, I just want to make it clear: overrated doesn’t equate to being bad. I don’t think 86 is a bad anime; it’s okay and pretty watchable. But is read more