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Aug 23, 2017
I should preface this by saying that Tsuki ga Kirei is far from a perfect anime. While the background art is gorgeous, the characters themselves are often very inconsistently drawn and the background characters are almost always CG'd very badly and distractingly. And while the characters are lovable and relatable, the grunting noises that the main boy Kotarou makes when he's frustrated (in the Japanese dub at least) are really annoying to me. But despite these things and a few other small details, I still consider Tsuki ga Kirei to be a masterpiece in storytelling and likely my personal favorite anime of the 400+ I've read more
Mar 27, 2016
Grimgar was arguably my favorite anime of the Winter 2016 season. Although many people criticize it for its EXTREMELY slow pacing, I think this show actually pulls it off. This show really isn't focused around action and fight scenes, although they are present. Rather, the shows takes the common theme of "throw characters into an RPG-esque fantasy world where they can't escape" and focuses on character development, relationships (almost exclusively platonic), and teamwork. It doesn't shy away from the difficult situations that a team might face in a world where they put their lives on the line, and it portrays well how slow their sort read more
Apr 3, 2015
I originally found 07-Ghost while searching for a shoujo anime that didn't have a romance element. This is the first entry alphabetically under the shoujo tag, and conveniently it doesn't have a romance tag. That's a lie. More on that in a bit.

I won't bother synopsizing the show, because you can find those elsewhere. 07-Ghost has a good story overall, following Teito Klein's journey in rediscovering his past and getting back at the army for making him a slave. The implementation of that story, however, is less than desirable. It took me a very long time to finish watching these 25 episodes, mostly because for read more
Aug 13, 2014
This is a show that more people should appreciate.

Mahou Shoujo Taisen (or as my friend used to call it, 4 minutes of disappointment) is a series of shorts that is currently airing weekly. We called it disappointment because we expected it to be full 24 minute episodes, but it turned out not to be. REGARDLESS, it's turning out to be unexpectedly wonderful.

The show contains arcs of about 3 episodes, each highlighting a new character from a new region of Japan. The entire premise of the show is that each region of Japan has a magical girl protecting it and its traditions. Each arc focuses on read more
Jul 24, 2014
I expected Sky Girls to be a sort of Strike Witches-esque show with fan service and a lackluster plot. However, it surprised me in how interesting of a series it turned out to be.

Plotwise, Sky Girls became very interesting as time went on. The first five or six episodes were relatively boring, but over time, little plot twists and small details made the series worth watching.

Artwise, it wasn't fantastic, but certainly wasn't bad. Some CG things were really awkward, but they were few and far between. Otherwise, the animation was smooth and the Sonic Divers were made well. Although this isn't related to art, I read more