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May 9, 2017
Overview:

Shuffle is an early 2000s Harem anime based on an eroge. I was recommended this title by an offline friend and my initial expectations couldn't possibly be lower. I was expecting "Girls Bravo" or "DearS", or at best something like Monster Musume or Sekirei. Instead I got an anime that while flawed...wasn't actually that bad. Stocks are rated each quarter based on whether or not they met expectations. Shuffle is basically like a small cap stock that wildly surpassed expectations. I kind of have to give it a decent rating!

Pros:

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Shuffle, unlike most harem anime I've seen, actually has multiple characters that are likeable! None read more
Apr 24, 2017
Overview:

Since I reviewed a children's film last time, I decided to change things up and review something a bit more "edgy". Ichi Episode 0 is a prequel to the cult film Ichi the Killer directed by Takashi Miike. While the film I believe deserves its cult status in the world of gory exploitation movies, this anime...kind of sucks.

Background:

While the manga came before both this anime and the film, the anime was ONLY made due to the film's massive success. Takashi Miike started out in the 1990s in Japanese "V-Cinema" which are mostly direct to video porno films and violent exploitation movies. I think the read more
Apr 8, 2017
Overview:

Studio Ghibli is generally synonymous with quality. Led by Hayao Miyazaki and his lifelong friend Isao Takahata, Ghibli has come closer to batting 1000 then any movie studio I can think of. However, if you delve into the more obscure Ghibli films you can find some that while still good...are a little less than perfection. This is definitely one of those.


SPOILERS!


Plot:

The plot of this 1994, Takahata penned Ghibli film is that a community of magical tanuki (raccoon dogs) are being threatened by deforestation and must fight back against the loggers. Basically take the plot of 1992's Ferngully and add massive hairy balls. The tanuki around read more
Apr 2, 2017
One of my older reviews that got removed. Back for your amusement.

Overview:

Today we look at one of the silliest anime to come out in recent years! Girls und Panzer ist ein anime about frauen zat drive panzers! Each Panzerbesatzung (tank crew) consists of little moe girls that make otaku go "awwww". There is also lots of ww2 tank porn that appeals to armchair army geeks that have played WAY too much World of Tanks and now consider themselves military experts.

Plot: 5/10

The plot is that tank combat between teams is now a sport, and girls rather than guys are the primary participants of this activity. read more
Mar 21, 2017
Overview:

Kenya Boy, along with being one of the more polite things Trump calls Obama, is also the name of a 1984 kids movie considered "one of the worst ever" by older otaku. The founder of animenewsnetwork listed it among his anime Hall of Shame and that guy has seen about 5,000 anime!

Background:

Kenya Boy was based on a 1950s manga that never really gained fame or popularity outside Japan. The manga is basically a Japanese Tarzan ripoff that hasn't aged particularly well. The movie tries to adapt the entire manga and crams WAY too much plot into a 100 minute run time, making the last read more
Mar 1, 2017
Overview:

This is one of my older reviews that I have re-written to hopefully not get removed this time.

Story and characters:

This part of the review contains SPOILERS!!!!!!

The story begins with a Japanese college student named Hana. One day, she spots a cute boy in her class who doesn't attend the college, but sits in on the classes anyway. She immediately falls in love with him and follows him around like a puppy! He finally begins talking to her, but he is fairly laconic, which of course makes him even more desirable. Eventually he decides to confess to her that he is a werewolf read more
Feb 8, 2017
Overview:

Time to review a true blast from the ancient past!


History:

Project A-KO came out in 1986. It was originally supposed to be part of an early hentai anthology called "Cream Lemon" that started in 1984 with "Lolita: the anime". Wow! If you thought Alan Moore's response to Watchmen the movie was bad, Vladimir Nabokov's response to the first Loli anime would have been on a different league of anger. He might have even gone full Super Slav in sheer rage.

Anyways, A-KO was changed at the last moment to be a zany spoof of all the popular anime of the time. However, the nudity and lesbian read more
Dec 24, 2016
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Overview:

With no less than 8 exclamation marks in the title, how could you possibly go wrong?


Keijo is universally regarded as the dumbest anime of 2016. It is everything Miyazaki warned about anime becoming an "inside joke" by otaku for otaku. It doesn't have a creative bone in its body and simply spoofs other shonen anime cliches. Even the concept of the sport "Keijo" was shamelessly stolen from a minigame in the videogame Dead or Alive. That's why DoA is now doing a Keijo DLC in Japan and Studio Xebec is allowing them to use their characters.

I admit I went into this anime wanting to hate read more
Nov 14, 2016
Overview:

Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū is the first Josei demographic anime I’ve reviewed on this site. It was getting such rave reviews though that I decided to give it a try. This is a rather unique anime and certainly worth watching if you haven’t seen it yet!

Background:

So what on Earth is Rakugo? Rakugo is a traditional Japanese form of storytelling that is sort of like a combination between a 1 man play, standup comedy, and beat poetry. Rakugo can trace back at least as far as the 1200s AD in written form and perhaps as early as 900AD in oral form. The period of Rakugo read more
Oct 17, 2016
Suzuka (Anime) add (All reviews)
Overview:

Suzuka is a romantic comedy anime about a quirky doofus who moves into a girl's dormitory run by his aunt. He then develops a crush for an obnoxious and abusive bitch who constantly beats him. So...this is Love Hina right? WRONG! This is something far, FAR worse!


Background:

Romantic comedies have always followed a similar formula. In the Western world this formula was created during the Commedia dell'arte in 1500s Italy. In Act 1 the male and female lead both dislike each other and seem to be opposites. In Act 2 the male and female discover common ground and grow closer together. In Act 3 there is read more