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Aug 7, 2020
Last year, I reviewed a god awful hentai called Gauss as a farewell to Studio Arms when they announced they were likely going bankrupt. Now that they're finally bankrupt and liquidated, I feel compelled to do just one more! Since Elfen Lied has been my favorite anime since 2006, I have a long relationship with anime's least loved studio. Nobody else on MAL is going to give them a sendoff, so it's my duty!

Today's review is looking at One: True Stories. This is based on a Key visual novel with character designs by the same lady who did Clannad, Air, and Little Busters. There are read more
Aug 2, 2020

Yesterday, I completed the final episode of Revolutionary Girl Utena...and it was spectacular! My only regret is that I didn't watch this anime years ago! I managed to watch over 1,050 anime before watching my first episode of Utena!

To explain why I put it off for SO long, I have to dive into some backstory. The year is 2002 and I'm 14 years old. I'm in 8th grade and starting to take anime more seriously. I'm checking out random anime at Blockbuster instead of just watching whatever is on Cartoon Network and the Syfy channel. I see "Revolutionary Girl Utena" and think "Wow! That's read more
Jul 12, 2020
"I came here to laugh at you" - Char Aznable

Years ago I reviewed SD Gundam and called it the very worst of the Gundam franchise. I was wrong! I actually need to apologize to SD Gundam! Twilight Axis has a set a new low bar.

Twilight Axis is a 6 episode mini-series where each episode is 3 minutes. The episodes don't have time to tell a cohesive story and they don't try to! Sunrise basically just remade Chargeman Ken with Gundams! I know that Japan LOVES their Chargeman Ken memes, but this is just something else. Why would they do that to such a beloved read more
Jul 11, 2020
Like everyone else on MAL, I also enjoyed Gundam: The Origin. The CG looks great. The action set pieces are amazing. It's a series made by Gundam fans, for Gundam fans. In other words, this is fanservice done right. At the same time, I do feel it's become a tad overrated. A lot people are calling this the best Gundam series and it's really not. I might not receive many helpfuls for doing this, but I feel like I HAVE to say some of this or else I'll go insane.

First we need to go into a little background. Gundam is one of anime's most beloved read more
Jun 20, 2020
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For some reason, I keep picking the most controversial seasonals of 2020 to review! If you just took a quick glance at Arte, you wouldn't think this would be one of the most divisive and fiercely polarizing series of the year. One half of MAL thinks this series is really sweet, relaxing and wholesome. The other half is positively screeching about what a vile abomination this is and how it's one of the worst anime they've ever seen in their entire lives.

Arte is based on a long-running and successful manga about a young girl in 16th century Florence who dreams of becoming a great artist. read more
Jun 9, 2020
Yep...the time has come. I've been gradually watching this series for about 3 months and now it's finally time to give my thoughts on it. This isn't going to be easy. On the one hand, I really love this series. I added it to my extended favorites without hesitation. The first 20 episodes are absolutely amazing! It's still the best anime adaptation of a YA novel that I've seen. I think it's quite a bit better than Moribito or Shinsekai Yori.

However, Erin also has some issues. From roughly episodes 20-40, the anime just pulls the drag chute and becomes unbearably slow. The 2 god awful read more
May 20, 2020

Oh hell yes! Today is FINALLY the day I talk about Ashita no Joe! It took me about 6 months to finish part 1 and part 2, but my god was it worth it! I finished part 2 at the beginning of this year and it's simply outstanding! Today's review will be covering parts 1 and 2 because I'm frankly too lazy to write 2 separate reviews. Due to Joe's length and my desire to avoid spoilers, I'll be dividing Parts 1 and 2 into pros and cons. Without further ado, here are my thoughts on anime's most iconic sports entry.

Joe Part 1 Pros:

The best read more
May 6, 2020
Time a short review! Apocalypse Zero is a classic, trash OVA from the dark and edgy days of the 90s OVA market. This came out around the same time as stuff like Angel Cop, Genocyber, and the Violence Jack Trilogy. Yes, I'm aware the original Jack manga is from the 1970s! It was also released the same year as MD Geist part 2 and would have targeted the same audience of sexually frustrated teens.

In America, it was brought over by Media Blasters solely for the controversial elements. Like their rivals over at Central Park, Media Blasters often loved to sell their anime as "edgy", read more
Apr 25, 2020
I’ve reviewed a LOT of bad anime for this site, but today I’m doing something I don’t normally do. I’m writing a request review for a friend’s birthday. This will be a tough one to get through, but I happen to really, REALLY like this person. So why not? This is Juden Chan, the worst magical girl anime you’ve never heard of.

So what is Juden chan about? It’s about a magical race from another dimension called Juden, who cure depression by shoving magical AC cords into people and giving them electroconvulsive therapy. I’m just a few sentences into this review and it’s already awkward! read more
Apr 1, 2020
Every April 1st, I spotlight a heartwarming anime with a special place in my heart. Last year, I covered the wonderful family film Shoujo Ramune. A film where we learned the lesson to choose ice cream over frozen yogurt, because some yogurt isn't even yummy at all! This year I'm covering "Master of Martial Hearts", which is the greatest magical girl anime you've never heard of! Move over Doremi, there's a new sheriff in town!

Why you should watch Master of Martial Hearts:

1. The characters. Simply put, Aya is one of the loveable and well developed characters in the medium. However, great characters can't exist in read more