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Jul 25, 2021
Dororo (Anime) add (All reviews)
It's now time for another episode of Literaturenerd's too late reviews. Dororo was hot shit 2 years ago, but already most people have forgotten about it. A lot of critics felt this series was overhyped and it certainly was in 2019, but when you're focused on countering the hype wave, there's a tendency to downplay and go too far the other way. Dororo is actually a pretty good anime, it just didn't quite live up to its full potential.

Dororo was based on a very old shonen from 1967 penned by Osamu Tezuka himself! Tezuka wanted to create a shonen version of traditional Japanese ghost read more
Jul 9, 2021
“Scrub Lord: How I Learned to Stop Trying to Git Gud and Embrace the Cheese”. That is what they should have named this anime. Bofuri is an anime that is set up just like any other Isekai. A boring protagonist becomes obsessed with some shitty RPG that works through some incredibly advanced virtual reality. We know that soon she will get stuck in the RPG world and be told that she’ll die in the real world if she dies in the game. We’ve seen this 10 million times before. But WAIT! She doesn’t actually get stuck in the game! In fact, there are absolutely no read more
Jun 28, 2021
Odd Taxi is one anime that certainly lives up to its title. It is very odd indeed. The director is a complete unknown and this is his first project. The writer is another rookie and this is literally his first work as a professional writer! Odd Taxi was not based on a manga or LN or game. It's a completely original IP. To make things even stranger, it's being animated by Oriental Lights and Magic, the studio responsible for the 1997 Berserk, the first seasons of Pokemon, and a bunch of 80s and 90s anime. I had no idea they still existed! I thought they read more
Jun 26, 2021
Time for a quick review. Every time Rightstuf has an anime sale, my buddies and I always look for garbage that they basically give away for free. That's how I bought Dark Cat for 2 dollars. Last week, my friend got Fighting Foodons. I of course bought the new special edition of Chargeman Ken, so I could watch Dr. Volga explode in HD.

So what is Fighting Foodons? This series is a low budget parody of Pokemon from 2001. Master chefs do battle with magical monsters made of food. Just like in Pokemon, the monsters all repeat their names incessantly and have special moves. In read more
Jun 5, 2021
Kimera (Anime) add (All reviews)
I've decided to review a god awful Yaoi title for LGBTQ Pride Month! I believe the last time I did this was for "Boku no Sexual Harassment" back in 2016, so it's been far too long! This is the story of Kimera: Gender/Sexuality or as its better known in America, Kimera: Gay Vampires from Outer Space!

Kimera was created by the same woman who wrote Boku no Sexual Harassment, so we're off to a great start! The animation studio behind Kimera was Animate Film, who mostly did in-between animation for larger studios. However, they did create a few independent projects apart from Kimera, most notably read more
May 2, 2021

I finally finished this manga and now I just need catharsis. I'm an older anime fan, so I remember just how huge Attack on Titan was when it first came out. Especially the anime back in 2013. I'm going to be perfectly honest...I've never liked Attack on Titan. It's not like I thought it was cool as a kid and now I'm embarrassed because I'm trying to put on airs and I see this series as a reminder of my less culturally refined past. I'm dead serious, I have NEVER liked this franchise. I've basically been hate reading this manga on read more
Apr 30, 2021
Burning Kabaddi is both a very average sports anime and an extremely strange sports anime all at once. That's because this anime made the surprising choice of Kabaddi as its subject.

90 percent of MAL users have never heard of Kabaddi, so here are the basic rules. One attacker moves into the opponent's territory and attempts to tag members of the opposing team. The attacker then has to make it back to his side of the field without being tackled to the ground. Lastly, the attacker must do this all in one breath while chanting the phrase "Kabaddi" repeatedly to show the referee he's not cheating read more
Apr 29, 2021
Definitely not Asano's best work. It was originally published in an erotica magazine, so it's great by the low standards of porn. It's just not up to his normal, Eisner Award winning standards. I understand what he was trying to do. I get it! He wanted to break away from the unrealistic and idealized love of cheesy romance manga and show how shit REALLY works in the 8th grade! Lots of teenage angst, depression, drugs, and loveless sex. However, Asano's desire to showcase the dark and grotesque goes a bit far. Half the dialogue ends up sounding like some R9K shitpost. When the bullied geek read more
Apr 16, 2021
Once again, I'm reviewing another garbage incest anime. Why do I keep doing this to myself? I have no idea honestly. This time I'll be looking at Yosuga no Sora, an adaptation of a shitty visual novel that for some reason was helmed by the director/writer duo that brought us Spice and Wolf!

So why on Earth is there SOO much brother/sister incest media in Japan? I've thought a lot about this question over the years and I have a theory. Japan has one of the lowest birthrates in the world. Unsurprisingly, there are many single child households. For some of these geeky, horny, only read more
Apr 11, 2021
My girlfriend has requested that I review this artistic masterwork from 2004. At first I was taken aback. How could I dare touch upon such perfection? After all, I am completely unworthy to critique such a divine chef-d'œuvre! However, she was insistent and thus I humbly submit my best efforts.

Firstly, notice the size, spacing, and delicate areolae of our heroine's breasts. To any connoisseur of the visual arts, it is clearly a visual allusion meant to invoke Titian's Venus Rising from the Sea.

One must also pay attention to the fact the hero's sturdy stallion is a completely different color from the rest of read more