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Aug 24, 2022
Mixed Feelings
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First I want to say the animation quality is top tier. The bits that look lackluster in the trailers is pretty much all there is to that. They spent the money where it matters. It's fun and funny while being true to the source material. Examples include but are not limited to Gamma 2's antics and Bulma's reasons for wanting the dragon balls. I won't spoil her motives but if you saw DBS: Broly, then you already know the answer. What I didn't like is the lack of blood. I get it about this era and the movie's target audience, but I remember the raw ...
Jun 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
We can do better than this. It starts with an interesting and clever premise. I liked the character interactions. Each character is given depth to their motives, personality and shortcomings. Also the twist is nice but it makes the whole story predictable. What I disliked? Nothing really. My dissatisfaction comes from that being it, what i praised above is all there is to praise. I've seen better story, art, sound, characters, and enjoyed other shows more this season than this. Skeleton Knight in Another World, while another OP isekai, explores the world and leaves the door open for greater challenges. I'm Quitting Heroing had the ...
Jun 3, 2022
This went from anime of the year to meh in five episodes. Let's start with what I liked. The art and setting is gorgeous. I really go the look and feel of the world they live in the vibrant use of dull color palettes makes you feel the setting. I loved the use of music as part of the plot device. I do knock it though for having background music where I felt there shouldn't be. Music shouldn't play behind characters ignorant of it. The story is good despite the shallow predictable ending.
The thing I didn't like is the characters. Everyone is so one ...
Nov 24, 2021
Mixed Feelings
First let me say a lot of the characters are yelling throughout the motion picture and that was an instant turn off for me. While the foreground visuals are great, the background are is one dark blue mess or a train car interior. The concept of what their individual psyches was interesting, but also vague. Outside the song by LiSA, this isn't good. Primary problem number one, I know the four primary heroes survive this as the show got a second season.
The main issue is, the primary antagonist is too powerful for the happy ending. 200 people in at least eight train cars and ...
Jul 14, 2021
For the record there is nothing wrong with jiu-jitsu Kaizen, it's actually a fine Shonen battle series. I definitely see the appeal, and it deserves all the praise it gets, especially compared to its contemporaries. This review is to quantify the reasons I felt the show was not great. So if I don't mention it from this point onwards it is safe to assume I thought those aspects of this show were good and of quality with its peers.
My first issue with this show is I cannot relate to any of the characters. I'm a 42 year old alpha male. High School's a long ...
Jun 16, 2021
Every once in a while an anime speaks directly to you. This is one of those anime for me. A 40 year old who had to abandon his dream to satisfy societal and familial obligations. I wanted to be a writer coming out of high school, but life doesn't work out that way sometimes. The acceptance of that is what we're taught is growing up. And this series reminds me of the flaw in that system. Then a high school falls in love with him, and he has to handle it like any adult should. It's wholesome and that's the appeal. Anime and movies take ...
Nov 18, 2020
ENDLESS WALTZ
The first time I watched Endless Waltz I hadn’t seen WING yet. And while I enjoyed it, something was missing. Now that I have endured WING and rewatched Endless Waltz I know why I felt that way. Endless Waltz provides the history and motivations of the characters, providing the substance WING lacked. It allows me to empathize with the characters, providing an emotional connection to them. It’s very pretty to look at and the animation is crisp and fluid after all these years. My issues with this OVA start with the Gundams designed to sell toys, again. Cool as they look (and they are ...
Apr 20, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Let me first start off by saying I felt that the animation, sound and music were on par for the era; those hold up with time. I also need to add that this was not the first Gundam series I watched (that honor belongs to 0083). But the bottom line is I did not enjoy this series despite how much I enjoy Gundam and mecha in general. Most of the reason stem from the fact that I'm from the future, but we’ll get into that later. The first thing I wish to mention is my disdain for the the designs of these Gundams. It’s almost ...
Sep 4, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Let’s get right to it. I liked how this show showcased the bickering and symbiosis of boys and girls living together. I liked how both pistil and stamen were needed to operate a FRANXXX. I liked the we need to peacefully coexist if we’re to survive vibe. Also it’s beautiful to look at. The use of color is amazing.
What I didn’t like was the whole second act. New characters are introduced and then ignored. There’s a little world building and what we got is ignored after the episode it appears in. It’s as if one studio made the first eight episodes then handed the ...
Sep 4, 2018
Mixed Feelings
First I want to say I’m torn between reviewing this objectively or subjectively. It’s a sequel to a reimaging, yet one of many alternative stories of the original. So here’s what I liked. i liked the fact there was action in nearly every episode, and that’s what i watched it for; hot mech on mech action. And it was gorgeous, though I watched the HD remaster. I liked the character progression in Athrun and I liked some of the songs.
My issues start with the amount of scenes used over and over and over again. How much screen time does the Impulse Gundam's transformation get? Every ...