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May 7, 2020
In a genre that is exploited to every last drop, "Creativity" is a word I would never associate with any Isekai show to a point that it sounds awfully oxymoronic. But even so, once in awhile, there will be an anime that defiles the odds. And I believe the 2017 summer little gem Isekai Shokudou is one of those anime that creatively blends isekai elements to its merit.

One special day a week, every races in all kind of world will have a chance to enter Nekoya, a special restaurant run by a masterful chef. There they can all enjoy a good evening with wonderful foods read more
Apr 13, 2020
It is often assumed that there are genres dont go too well with each other. A sport series opening with a murder is definitely one of those prime examples. Shion no Ou is once again proving this tedious fact.

So why do I give this anime such a high score? While it did failed as a sport series, what Shion no Ou managed to achieve is a compelling and intense story about obsessive love, overcoming the odds and most important of all, growing up.

To me, Shogi is such a boring game. It's not something I want to play even with my friends let alone someone who read more
Mar 2, 2020
I've watched a fair share of "cute girl doing cute things" anime. And even in a department full of cliches and overused tropes like this, Girl and Panzer is still somewhat a uniquely hilarious show with its whackiness nature and a captivating game of war tank.

Almost a year has past since the second part of Girls & Panzer: Saishuushou aired in Japan, finally I can get a hold of it. Coming in with high expectation, fortunately, Des Finale didn't disappoint. In the span of nearly an hour, it presented a very fast pace with 2 tank games picking up right where it left off. read more
Feb 25, 2020
Studio 4°C is very much a formidable studio in term of animation. Their movies often have a creative art style with realistic character designs and a light cold tone of color choices. Therefore, it's always a treat watching their works. But sadly, I can't say that the stories they offered are just as inspiring. And unfortunately, Kaijuu no Kodomo or Children of the Sea, as beautiful as it may look, is not an exception.

Normally, this will be the part where I'm spoiling the story a little bit to help guiding the viewer into the anime. But this time, the story is just too incomprehensible read more
Feb 17, 2020
"Most love comes from lust, but true love comes from the heart..." - Miyao.

I didn't reckon this when starting watching High Score Girl. I didn't expect to remember my first bittersweet love with all the joy and despair comes along with it. Hiding behind a layer of already captivating story about arcade game is an outstanding and emotional coming of age romance. What a wonderful ride High Score Girl has been for me.

Picking up right from where it left off, once again we witness the life of the arcade game maniac Yaguchi as he enters his high school year. Such troublesome time for read more
Jan 20, 2020
Juy-Oh-Sei is an anime that belongs to a long lost time, where they decided to make anime about men, not about kids.

With only the span of 11 episodes, Jyu-Oh-Sei managed to tell the story of Thor Klein, whose parents got murdered and Thor himself got sent away to a distant planet where he and his brother struggled to survive every moments. What await for their fate is surely something beyond their wildest imagination.

Jyu-Oh-Sei is one anime where I found the world building is rather interesting. So is the cast. But it suffered a lot from the lack of time as mentioned above. With only 11 read more
Oct 7, 2019
First of all, I'm a fan of episodic anime and let me tell you this. If you're a fan too, don't need to read my review, go on and watch Master Keaton as I regard it one of the best episodic show ever along the line of Mushishi, Kino no tabi, Jigoku Shoujo or Aria.

Originally a manga drawn by the famous Naomi Urasawa, the mastermind behind Monster and 20th Century Boy, there is a certain level of expectation for me going to this anime and gladly it didn't disappoint. As the title suggested, this anime follows the life of Taichi Keaton-Hiraga, a man at read more
Oct 1, 2019
It's always a mysterious thing to me that this franchise, Yami Shibai - last this long. 7 seasons long means 91 different ghost stories. With that amount of material, no wonder why the 7th installment of Yami Shibai fell flat on its ass.

On the paper, Yami Shibai sounds great. What can be more simple than some folklore ghost stories to fill the run time of 5 minutes? Except when you actually got to see it then you realize, these aren't ghost stories. I don't know if these can even be considered stories. It feels like some jokes anyone can make up where ever they go. read more
Sep 26, 2019
This is the type fan service we deadly need. With a universe as big as Typemoon, cross over is always meant to happen. But crafting such an excellent, genuinely funny and creative parody on so many levels, Carnival Phantasm is truly a work of genius.

While Tsukihime is not exactly a successful anime, its game is very well-known and highly considered as one of the best visual novel til date and clearly there's no franchise as big as how the Fate! expanded with so many spin-off and side story and games,... Clearly, Typemoon's fan, especially Fate! fans will very happy with this spin-off! Put your favorite read more
Sep 25, 2019
If you're somehow stumbling on this anime, chances are, you're a fan of Kaiji and gambling anime all along. But let me tell you, if you're expecting a real gamble game where people actually outsmarting each other, especially in Mahjong game like Akagi. I'm sorry to disappoint you, it's not.

There are certain type of people who can not live outside the world of gambling and our main protagonist Tetsuya is one of those poor souls. What's saving him is that he's an extremely good gambler, someone who can always cheat his way out of danger. As we follow along the story witnessing the exciting read more