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Jun 21, 2022
This is one of the most stacked seasons (imo) ever. It’s genuinely the first time where I can point out SEVERAL shows I can easily rate 9+: Kaguya S3, Koumei, Spy X Fam and Summertime Rendering. Tomodachi Game had the opportunity to be up there, but it fell short in so many ways.

After watching the first episode, I thought it’d be some edgy cringe shit so I did a quick scout of the manga to see if it was worth continuing. Lo and behold I end up catching up to the latest chapter overnight. That’s how good the source material is. But the anime? Yikes.

Quite ...
Jun 16, 2022
Paripi Koumei (Anime) add
Koumei is peak isekai. No but for real, it’s such a refreshing spin on the traditional isekai genre and tropes, that I encourage all isekai fans to give it a spin; you might just come to love this show as much as I have.

Similar to Spy X Fam, Koumei is a nice pick-me-up: a solidly wholesome, funny, and enjoyable watch. Again, we have amazing animation, characters, and cast synergy, but Koumei has traded the action-packed spy/assassin scenes in favour of idol training and a focus on music. And I’m all here for it.

I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say I can find songs ...
Apr 16, 2022
Ryman's Club (Anime) add
I love badminton. I played it at a highly competitive level for almost 7 years of my life, commuting an hour to my club 5 times a week where I dedicated buckets of sweat and even more hours to a sport I loved. Unfortunately, many people frown upon badminton. It’s a tricky sport to play, which makes it trickier to understand and appreciate. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that of all the sports out there that anime could cover, badminton is one of the most underrepresented. That’s why I’m grateful for shows that push badminton into the spotlight, because it’s truly one of ...
Feb 22, 2022
What was once a promising and excellent progressing story crashed and burned as quickly as Shinra when he first started honing as pyrotechnic abilities.

Everything was going swimmingly until the last 100 or so chapters, where all the previous plot development and ESPECIALLY world-building was just thrown out the window for a lazy excuse of a final arc.

Lazy fights with lazy powerups, dead characters being retconned left and right, and horribly written dialogue that amounts to "I AM EDGY PAIN PAIN PAIN" vs. "I AM GOD BOOOOOOM." It's beyond me how such poor quality work was allowed to be printed, and even more painful to realize ...
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 ...
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.

But ...
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 ...
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.

If you have any ...
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 ...
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 ...

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