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Jul 27, 2018
Some anime you recommend because of its engaging, thought-provoking story, others for its insane production quality and animation, others for its great cast of characters, others... for kicking all sense of logic to the curb and being so bizarrely stupid that it's hard not to be intrigued by how we got here. This is the latter.

This is definitely an anime to watch with your expectations set WAY low. I expected to be just bored to death with all the fanservice slice-of-life garbage and I was thoroughly surprised that this anime had a semblance of a plot. The big problem is that the anime tries to read more
Jun 30, 2018
Once upon a time there was an anime called Sword Art Online. I never watched it, except for, like, a few minutes of it and never really picking it up again. It looked kind of generic. Bland male protagonist, hot looking love interest, a bunch of other cute girls that don't really stand a chance. Didn't really stand out.

But this anime has a 6 foot tall college girl masquerading as a less than 5 foot tall loli dressed in pink fighting in a battle royale video game with a just as pink P90. Now Sword Art Online has my attention.

SAO Alternative doesn't really stand out read more
Mar 17, 2018
Isekai anime have a tendency to be bland popcorn anime that exist mainly to indulge the authors' fantasies of not being a mediocre light novel author. This is definitely not the case with Vision of Escaflowne, which virtually perfected the isekai genre long before Sword Art Online popularized the genre and made it what it is today.

The best thing about Escaflowne is how gracefully the anime aged. While it didn't hurt it got a remastered Blu-ray release that Crunchyroll used instead of some crap VCR rip, *cough* Futari Wa Pretty Cure *cough* the amount of detail in even something as simple as the backgrounds look read more
Mar 6, 2018
So, you've probably seen Crybaby if you found out about this. The big question is "How's the OVA's?" The answer? "Eh?"

This OVA takes basically the first part of the manga where our wimpy hero becomes the hero that Japan deserves, Devilman, and drags it out ad nauseum. Crybaby had the right idea condensing the part this OVA adapts to a single 20 minute episode, because its littered with boring exposition and flashbacks that you are likely to skip. Despite the lengthy runtime, we don't get a whole lot of development from our main characters, much less side characters like Miki, who were absolutely spoiled in read more
Jan 20, 2018
January 2017: "Looks like you've angered all 7 fans of Devilman"
January 2018: "Looks like you've angered all 7,000,000 fans of Devilman"

Devilman is a series that has had merely a cult following for most of its life. The manga hasn't had an English release until one was announced for this year, and the only Devilman media we got was a series of OVAs made in the late 80s and early 90s. (They feature an infamously hammy dub that you have to see to believe: However, now that it has a remake on Netflix, people can now eat it up like candy.

It's art style is very read more
Jun 26, 2017
So, welcome to my review for JoJo's Bizarre Adv-


Like that one anime, what was it? KILL LA KILL? (seriously I'd really go for some Kill la Killing right about now) this anime runs on PURE ENJOYMENT, especially when I, DIO am on screen whooping the ASS of some filthy member of the JOESTAR FAMILY. (or an ancient Aztec vampire)

While the plot is a SIMPLETON plot. It being mostly driven by "Go and try defeat ME, DIO before I make a GLORIOUS VAMPIRE EMPIRE" in part one and "Defeat read more
Jun 26, 2017
Ah yes, Casshern Sins. You either love it, or you hate it. Personally, I liked it.

I can see why many would hate it. It's very slow, especially at first, because there isn't a clear cut path the story goes through like some anime. Rather, it deviates a lot to tell individual character stories for several characters that Casshern meets throughout his wanderings, which ultimately help give him an understanding of what it truly means to be alive. It's only until episode 20 until we really focus in on our main characters, Casshern, Lyuse, Ringo, Dio, and Leda. However, once you hit that episode, the pacing read more
Oct 23, 2016
Shelter (Anime) add (All reviews)
Wew, that top-rated review tho. Here's my two cents on Shelter.
Fair warning, some spoilers considering the length

It's a very pretty video. Virtually every frame looks breathtaking and the virtual world looks vibrant and colorful, especially when you contrast with the darker and grimmer reality, which still manages to be beautiful.

My biggest gripe, and this is probably from my inexperience in the medium, is how hard the minute details of the story are hard to follow with such a dense story cramped into 6 minutes. Everything happens at a rapid fire pace with virtually no dialogue. However, to its benefit, it's only 6 read more
Jun 28, 2016
Fate/Zero was amazing, but does Ufotable bring justice to the original deal. Absolutely! Though, it isn't quite as polished.

As per usual with Ufotable Fate productions, the animation and soundtrack are amazing. I can even look over the fact that they use the stock metal clanging sound that Garry's Mod uses (to be frank, who doesn't use them?) because the anime looks and sounds so breathtaking.

That being said, the story, I'm afraid, doesn't have the polish that is present in Zero. It likes to add a lot of SOL elements that, while being faithful to the novel, drags the plot to a halt at many points. read more
Apr 2, 2015
Yes, I did say I was doing Kanon next, but I found out Kanon wasn't really my cup of tea, then I came across it's mentally unstable half brother. The rest is history.

The story keeps you on your toes practically the whole time, even the slice-of-life portions at the beginning of each 4-6 episode arc fit right in and do little to disrupt the near perfect pacing this series has. Even after just watching the first season, most of the questions one might have after one arc is resolved in a later arc. I found myself hooked every night watching entire arcs. Even read more