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Apr 14, 2021
Oops... I went into this blind & not realizing it was part of an existing series (kind of), so I was SO confused for most of my viewing; I thought it was a double-opener first episode for a full series and it was only when it ended but there was about 5 minutes of credits I was like "OH FUCK NO THIS IS A SHORT FILM ISN'T IT???? FUCK MY LIIIIIIIFE!"

Anyway, to review it somewhat objectively (in the sense thatIi went in with absolutely no prior knowledge and basically consumed it for what it was, not that I think my opinion itself is objective) I'm read more
Oct 3, 2020
For those of you - like me - who have never watched Bleach, I wouldn't pay too much attention to the fans who are saying "non-fans might not enjoy it." Perhaps Burn The Witch makes some references that went completely over my head as a non-fan, but there wasn't a single moment that I felt like I was out of the loop.

Sure, the story suffers from being so short - time constraints mean having to dump the viewer right in the middle of the action. I agree with the criticisms that say this feels like a 12 episode show and we're starting on episode read more
Oct 7, 2017
I have to say I'm rather surprised by the low score this manga has. I understand that mileage may vary/different strokes for different folks and all that, but I can't help but feel this deserves far better than an 6.85! (Its current score as of my writing this review.)

Story & Art - 8/10
Character, Enjoyment & Overall - 9/10

(Firstly I'll start off by making a comment about the printing quality, as I bought all six volumes as they were being released in English. I'm not sure what the quality of Kodansha's manga is usually like, but for this release at least they did a really nice read more
Oct 1, 2017
Man, what wasted potential...

Story: 6
Art: 8
Sound: 8
Character: 6
Enjoyment: 6
Overall: 6

I'm going to preface this by saying, episodes 1-4 are ABSOLUTELY worth watching. Up until this point, the show was a solid 9/10 for me.

Sadly, beyond that point, everything falls apart; the story, the characters, and definitely animation. If you heed my advice, I would also offer a hesitant recommendation to skip over episode 5 and watch episode 6; but this is ONLY if you want more background to one of the police officer characters (I won't elaborate because spoilers, but at the end of episode 4 you'll know who I'm talking about). Now, I read more
Aug 23, 2017
So, I decided to drop it after episode 7. Not for any particular reason; it was actually a pretty enjoyable episode but I felt that it was a natural end to a mini arc (which I consider to be one for each member of the student council) so it felt like an okay place to stop.

The artwork is great - loved all the different facial expressions. Not just the crazy ones, but ones used for comedic purposes, or simply to highlight how beautiful some of the girls are. This, for me, was the highlight of the entire show - the music is pretty good but read more
Aug 4, 2017
So much about this really hit home for me. It's kind of amazing how two people, brought up on opposite sides of the globe, could have an almost identical experience when it comes to identity, sexuality, and mental health... Having said that, I think even if you are straight and/or a man, there's still a lot of enjoyment to be taken from this humble little volume.

First and foremost: though I know many of you will find other means of reading this story (*wink*), I still feel it's worth mentioning for anyone contemplating buying the physical release that Seven Seas did a fantastic job with read more