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Jan 17, 2022
Isekai Floor Popcorn.

Arifureta: From Common Place to the Worlds Strongest has a lot of problems some of which are not the shows fault entirely. It would be easy to take pot-shots at the poor animation and the terrible, terrible CGI which looks like it was ripped right out of that cursed 1999 PC Pokémon Trading Card game, but when you learn what happened behind the scenes between the original studio and the light novel author it’s a genuine miracle that this show is as surprisingly watchable as it is.

That said, this is a *sigh* light novel male power fantasy isekai in a vaguely read more
Jan 6, 2022
Komi is Your God Now.

Look, I know it’s trendy to say that Komi Can’t Communicate is “overrated” or “overhyped” or “not very good” and it’s fine for you to have your very, VERY wrong opinions about the show or it’s manga, but there is a reason as to why this was one of the most anticipated anime adaptations of 2021.

For those who haven’t watched the show or read the manga, Komi is the impossibly pretty class idol in her first year of high school who everyone adores. However, because she is quite and stoic nobody tries to talk to her under the presumption that read more
Jan 3, 2022
Paladin-man: Far from Home.

‘The Faraway Paladin’ is the last, but not least light novel fantasy/isekai anime adaptation of 2021 and the first anime worked on by Children’s Playground Entertainment that I have actively enjoyed although, the bar was pretty low considering the only two other anime I have watched by them are ‘Hatena Illusion’ and ‘The Fruit of Evolution: Blah blah blah’ which are both doo-doo faeces.

Faraway Paladin is an isekai power fantasy which shares some DNA with Mushuko Tensei. Our reincarnated main protagonist William earns his strength and abilities through hard work and a dedication to learning rather than getting given a read more
Dec 31, 2021
The Anime of 2021.

To finish off 2021 I wanted to talk about the best anime of the year; Vivy. Now obviously (fucking obviously) that is just my opinion and you’re welcome to disagree with me even though you are scientifically wrong (unless you think Odd Taxi is anime of the year to which you are also correct, they’re both practically tied), but ‘Vivy - Fluorite Eyes Song’ is the only anime that has managed to ingrain itself into my mind so thoroughly since I finished it (expect Odd Taxi) that I can’t stop thinking about it so I need to celebrate it in some way read more
Dec 29, 2021
That Time I Got Banished From the Realist Hero’s Kingdom as the Worlds Finest Assassin so I Decided to Live a Cheat Pharmacist’s Slow Life Making A Drugstore in the Countryside Whilst Killing Slimes from the Last Dungeon Boonies Only I Can Enter for 300 Years: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made as an Aristocrat in a Starter Town: All Routes Lead to Doom, So What?

‘Banished from the Hero’s Party, etc’ was another pleasant surprise to arise from this fall season’s anime line up. If you’ve been a reading my reviews then you know that I’m not particularly a fan of most read more
Dec 28, 2021
Redo of Hentai Version 2.0.

So my old review of one of the worst anime of the year, 'Redo of Healer' was taken down today because I only wrote about my dislikes of the series and did not “provide some level of critical evaluation” which is fair enough… I guess.
I would argue that a *sigh* light novel anime which romanticises and fetishises kidnapping, sexual assault, abuse, drug abuse, slavery and vengeful behaviour in an unremarkable and infantile story which takes itself way too seriously for what actually is (which is hentai) isn’t really worth taking seriously or giving serious criticism to. The people who do read more
Dec 27, 2021
Sir Killalot’s Japan.

I was surprised at how hyped I felt by the end of the first episode of AMAIM. It establishes it world and military problems well, Amou and Gai, a super AI meeting and helping each other even under the reality of becoming terrorists was well set up and animation seemed to be pretty good.
The real problem with AMAIM is it’s pacing. After around the 5th episode the story hops from mecha, military action to a strange mesh between a slice of life and boy scouts genre… thing. It doesn’t really work.

Amou is a pretty okay lead protagonist. He’s shy and indecisive, but read more
Dec 27, 2021
My Senpai is FUCKING HUGE.

My Senpai is Annoying is another really good office rom-com anime along the lines of Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku and… to an extent I guess Aggretsuko although it’s personally not my thing, but I know other people really love it so to each their own.

There’s nothing complicated about the shows story or it’s characters. Futaba Igarashi is an adorable, hard working tsudere who has a very obvious complex about her height and outwardly childish appearance compared to the women around her in the office and especially next her loud, tall, buff, happy-go-lucky senpai Harumi Takeda of whom she read more
Dec 24, 2021
The Perfect Waifu Doesn’t Exi-

I’ve been trying to really think hard about why I shouldn’t give Taishou Maiden Fairytale a 10/10 because this probably one of the most underrated, wholesome and sweetest rom-com shows of the fall season NAY, of 2021!

Whilst most rom-com anime take place in a high school and need to rely on gimmicks to break away from it’s contemporaries (unless the anime in question is really well written) Taishou Maiden Fairytale is set in a 1900’s era village in the mountains of Chiba were Tamahiko Shima lives alone in an isolated manor after being exiled from his wealthy family for the read more
Dec 24, 2021
Diet X-factor.

Being spoiling with Love Live! Superstar! this summer has really backfired on my enjoyment of Selection Project. That’s not to say that Selection Project is a bad idol anime, far from it in fact. It’s nicely animated, the CG and music are good and the characters range from very likeable to… kinda there, but overall it’s just very… okay.

If you’ve seen any sort of singing competition like Pop Idol or X-factor then you already know what sort of general premise you’re getting into. Wannabe idols all over Japan compete to take part in the idol TV competition Selection Project to become the next read more