Back to literaturenerd's Profile literaturenerd's Profile

Apr 23, 2018

A Silent Voice is a VERY popular anime and I can see its appeal. This is an anime that is beautifully animated by the much beloved Studio Kyoto. It has a soundtrack featuring The Who! It promised to actually address the issue of bullying far better than previous anime and give it the serious look it deserves. It promised to be a beautiful redemption tale and love story all in one. This anime SHOULD have been amazing. Sadly, I was really not a fan of this film and was badly disappointed to say the least. I'm not trolling. I'm not being contrarian for the lulz. read more
Apr 12, 2018
Author's note: Please don't take this review too seriously. This is merely describing my own painful experience with this show. I'm not personally attacking Monogatari fans! Thank you.


Bakemonogatari is generally hailed as a masterpiece for being bold, innovative, challenging, and overall an unforgettably unique experience. While all of these things are certainly true, it is only a partial truth. Those above listed traits would all describe Tatami Galaxy and Mushishi, but Bakemonogatari is QUITE different from those series. Tatami's philosophy, comedy, and characters can transcend the language boundary. This is also true for Mushishi with its amazing visuals and atmosphere. Bakemonogatari though, is a series read more
Mar 30, 2018

Sometimes while searching through the septic tank of ancient anime I uncover a nugget of gold. This is one of those times! This is a shitty echii dubbed by early ADV and translated in the style of Ghost Stories and Samurai Pizza Cats by Matt Greenfield. It also features the talents of certain voice actor that take this piece of shit from merely amusing to absolutely amazing!


Dragon Knight is the story of a wandering hero who gets caught trying to steal food from a royal palace. In order to escape punishment, he must go on a quest to rescue a harem of beautiful women being read more
Mar 23, 2018

This is is what it would look like if you took all the cutaway gags from Family Guy and just stitched them together. That's the whole show. I at least chuckled a couple times, so I've seen worse comedy anime. This is still pretty damn bad!


The plot is that random pop culture references happen. Oh look they referenced Skyrim! Oh look they referenced Dark Souls...and that's the joke. They referenced something. At least in Kobayashi's Dragon Maid when they parody Dark Souls, the joke is that a 5,000 year old, all powerful dragon is becoming addicted to a video game and acting like an otaku. read more
Mar 19, 2018
"Of course you are excited by battle! We all love violence! We all love getting drunk! We all love sleeping with women! Some of us even enjoy sleeping with men! The point is that we are MANLY men and that is nothing to be ashamed of! Now lets go kill some fucking demons and celebrate with some fucking beer!"- Robert Sturgeon from Ninja Gaiden: The anime


So besides having one of the greatest speeches in anime history, why should you watch Ninja Gaiden? It is a fun, old school, schlock anime that knows exactly who its audience is and what it wants to be. If you read more
Mar 6, 2018

This might be without exaggeration, the worst anime I've ever seen. I rated this a 1 because MAL won't allow me to use negative numbers.

This is a 5 minute anime short that is supposed to be about "cute girls doing cute things". I'm not going to describe what happens, because that would spoil the fun. Just know that the plot is something that would etched onto the walls of an insane asylum in an HP Lovecraft story. This anime is considered torture in over 200 nations and screening it is banned by the Geneva convention. It's only 5 minutes and I read more
Mar 5, 2018

Wings of Honneamise is a great film, but it also has some serious flaws. For me though, an anime can do lots of things wrong if it also does some things really well. Wings is a loveable underdog story. It's an anti-war film. It's a coming of age movie. It's a steampunk, alternate history retelling of the early Space Race from the POV of the Soviet Union. It also has at least 2 plainly stupid scenes that detract from the film and have no business being there. It can be more than a little sappy and it is happy to trade realism for emotion, which read more
Feb 26, 2018

I'm currently on a quest to watch every Miyazaki movie and I'm almost done. Miyazaki has the highest batting average of any writer/director in anime as far as I'm concerned. I guess it was inevitable that eventually even he would swing and miss. This is the beautifully animated mess called Howl's Moving Castle.


Firstly, Miyazaki is at his very best when he writes his own material and creates his own original stories. He has shown he CAN do brilliant adaptations like Kiki's Delivery Service and Castle of Cagliostro, but the source material needs to mesh well with his own writing style, preferred themes, and tone. With read more
Feb 25, 2018

Time for a totally random review! Today, I'll be covering the always polarizing Bokurano. One of my offline buddies loves this series, so he let me borrow it. I really wanted to like it but...yeah.


The story is that God is an utter asshole. He arbitrarily decides that there are too many universes and now a fighting tournament is needed to see which universe survives. This series has the same plot as Dragon Ball Super Tournament of Power, but plays it DEAD FUCKING SERIOUS! You are setting yourself up to fail if you create a plot that Akira "poop on a stick is funny" Toriyama would read more
Feb 13, 2018

Ladies and Gentleman...It's GO Time! It's only February, but Go Nagai's Devilman Crybaby with Yuasa at the helm looks unbeatable in its quest for Animu of the Year. As far as MAL is concerned, the only anime in its way is the New Galactic Heroes, which is highly condensed and being directed by a guy known only for Koroko no Basket. Basically, Yuasa is just going to easily cruise to victory again like a heavyweight boxer fighting against small children. However, we aren't here to talk about anime Alan Moore. Even though I think Yuasa, like Moore should be given his own category like "Graphic read more