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Dec 13, 2017
At least, up to a certain point of our lives we all chase after lofty dreams. But the cruelty of life slowly saps away at our will to dream and strive to achieve them. We, for the most part, abandon them. That is what differentiates us from Kagari Atsuko aka Akko, the main heroine of Little Witch Academia.

In the world of LWA is a world of magic or to be more apt, a world where magic is declining. And yet Akko tries to attend a school for Witches. So she can fulfill her dreams of becoming like her idol, Shiney Chariot. And yet the moment read more
Nov 22, 2017
Gamers! (Anime) add (All reviews)
At first glance Gamers! feels as if it's one of those cliche, dime a dozen Rom Coms that extend the story by adding in pointless misunderstandings. And Gamers! definitely is one of those shows but it still manages to set itself apart. And that's because studio Pine Jam, understands what makes Rom Com's entertaining instead of just copy pasting stuff from other popular shows verbatim.

Unlike most shows that use misunderstandings to unnecessarily to extent the plot, Gamers! uses it as it's main driving force. Almost every single moment will be misconstrued without fail, leading to utterly hilarious hijinx.

Another reason why this show stands out read more
Sep 20, 2017
Just having Isekai in the title doesn't give Isekai Shokudou the same trappings of the genre people have come to dislike over the years. Instead Isekai Shokudou focuses on the simplistic enjoyment that comes from eating food and the satisfaction that comes from partaking in a soothing weekly routine.

The show is centered around Restaurant with a magical door. Once a week the door connects the restaurant with other doors in a fantasy world. Because of this many people of different races, cultures, species can enter the Restaurant and enjoy it's food. The story begins when a poor half demon comes into the restaurant and read more
Sep 18, 2017
Re:CREATORS could have been a lot of things. It could have been a battle royal, a faction war, a thriller, a workplace series hell it could have even been the best Yuri romance of the year. But it was none of those. While Re:CREATORS is an "original" anime with an interesting concept, it never quite manages to take any of it's ideas to a competent level, let alone a level of excellence.

Part of this is tied to the characters. Everyone single one of them are archetypes that don't have any distinguishing features. While this can be fine in a series with a large cast read more
Jul 9, 2017
Throughout it's entire runtime Atom the Beginning was a thoroughly unique experiences. Much like Astro Boy, the series it functions as a prequel to, Atom the beginning utilizes a light, colorful and action packed presentation to drive a rather complex idea home.

The idea that robotic beings created by man might gain sentience is no new concept. It's a concept explored multiple times by various authors of science fiction. And yet Atom the Beginning presents itself in a significantly different manner. The series focuses on the thoughts of the central character A106 instead. While most of the series is seemingly episodic in nature the actions read more
May 4, 2017
ReLIFE (Anime) add (All reviews)
"Someday we'll part. Maybe be forgotten. But we're living in the moment. So... make lots of friends, fall madly in love, and enjoy every moment to the fullest." - Arata Kaizaki.

At first glance Relife feels a bit like every other school life anime but the standard high school humor is replaced by jokes about generation gap or Arata miserably. The main cast is also introduced and at first seems like perfect instances of traditional tropes. And that's when the brilliance of Relife arises.

Relife simultaneously tells the story of a man who is desperately trying to put his life back on track and also read more
May 4, 2017
Your Lie in April is a romantic drama centered around a talented yet broken musician. Because of a dramatic past incident our protagonist is unable to hear his own music and thus loses the ability to perform it. This is where the main heroine enters his life and helps him regain his ability to create and perform music.

Production value in not lacking in this project. The art style is unique and the atmosphere is well established through beautiful background and it's melancholic background music. However animation is often hit and miss. There are completely unnecessary moments where there is a beautifully animated scene that has read more
May 4, 2017
2016's most popular entry to the ever popular and absurdly abundant Isekai
genre (trapped in another world) Re:ZERO has quite a few things to offer to viewers without really bringing in anything new.

Seemingly the most interesting thing in Re:ZERO is the fact that the main character starts without having any destructive superpower that is common in too many shows of the genre. Instead it constantly puts the protagonist in situations that are life threatening. Characters who would be cute moe blobs in sol anime are walking machines of death in this one.

All of that being said the protagonist he as the power to come back to read more
May 2, 2017
Outbreak company is a wish fulfillment show. There is quite a bit of fanservice. Most of the characters exist to fulfill some sort of fetish. Almost every single troupe popular in the otaku community is utilized and the main hero is a rather useless shut in who saves the day and gains a harem.

Simultaneously Outbreak company provides a parodic meta commentary on the genre of show it stems from, while managing to make allusions to real life issues. The way the main character slowly makes the people of the fantasy world fans of anime/manga goods is something that mirrors the effect those goods have on read more
May 2, 2017
Preliminary
Sometimes an anime will come along that is obviously intent on tugging on your heartstrings. Sukasuka is another example of such anime. But man is it effective.

While the show's rather predictable plot, based upon a more or less common premise might not seem all that interesting at first, the show uses what it has to it's full potential.The characters are given enough moments for the viewer to empathize with them. The cute albeit generic artwork coupled with a solid soundtrack, a lovable couple that you want to root for and likable side characters are utilized to create powerful moments.

The show oozes melancholy. read more