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Dec 3, 2017
Putting aside my dissatisfaction with SHAFT bastardising an original work, Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Henceforth Fireworks) is a complete wet paper bag of a SHAFT production.

Fireworks is a production by the illustrious SHAFT, and that itself skyrockets expectations for Fireworks to a level that that it did not reach. Fireworks reminds me of the Monogatari series in many ways: the design of the female protagonists, the "open for interpretation" and indirect-ness of storytelling. It's so similar to the point that Musician Koremasa Uno mentions that the film is one that felt unlike its original scriptwriters, and more aligned to read more
Nov 16, 2017
What shines through in Koi to Uso is the combination of excellent presentation of animation and music that recreates emotions to viewers.

Credit to the director and staff which contributed to the adaptation of Koi to Uso, because I'm pretty sure that they lost themselves somewhere in between. Can't blame them when the source has plotholes even the Japanese cannot hope to cover quickly.

If you managed to come across my review, you've probably skimmed through numerous reviews that sound like literature finals. So let's cut to the chase. Koi to Uso has a shipwreck of a storyline, with a hopeful premise botched by un-necessaries, and plotholes read more
Aug 7, 2017
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicles: selling an generic MacAnime with writing that makes Sub-Par seem like a Compliment.

You know an anime is bad when the moment you finished it, you just forgot everything about it.

Many MAL reviewers out there would start to point of very analytically (a waste of time and effort for this one) that that this Undefeated Bahamut Chronicles is defeated by overused tropes and generic what-nots. Which is true, but you don't need me to tell you that.

So let's just say that I'll play devil's advocate for this one: Why would someone choose to watch this pile of generics and over-used tropes (the term read more
Nov 26, 2016
Your Name in some sense touches on a Japanese concept called Mono no Aware, which can roughly mean to be in resignation of the flow of things, that things that have happened have changed lives in ways that are irreversible.

It is also why many 'drama' anime you have seen emphasise the tragedy, with a conclusion of either living with the tragedy (e.g Your Lie in April) or regrets (e.g 5cm/s ) . Reason why you hardly see 'good' endings nowadays. Instead, Your Name tells a story about clinging on to hope, and looking forward towards the uncertain future.

The anime features intermingling time-lines and body-swapping. read more
Nov 20, 2016
Orange (Anime) add (All reviews)
Orange is underwhelming not really because of bad adaptation or source material, but due to the hype it was riding on.

When the announcement and trailer of Orange came out, many are impressed: elements of time travel, romance, and tragedy is enough to garner a good following for the upcoming anime. In a sense, it supposedly share similarities with the anime that started the crazed hyped over time-travel, Boku dake ga Inai Machi, two seasons ago.

Here comes my pet peeve: supposed MCs look like clones of Kou and Futuba from Ao Haru Ride, the most successful romance-shoujo-"drama" yet. Also, Orange seems to share this read more
Aug 6, 2015
Perhaps I'm ranting about this, and with the score I'm giving I be expecting a lot of disagreements here. To be honest, I was sorely disappointed in Spice and Wolf (S&W), not because it was plain bad, but I cannot see anything worth remembering at all.

Character-wise Both Lawrence and Holo showed little to no development at all throughout the series, and watching the anime made me question what the hell is going on more than how interested in the anime I am. In the case of Lawrence, it seemed like he's lost in how he views his relationship with Holo and his job. read more
Jun 29, 2015
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Alright let's get back to business.

Let me summarize this anime in one sentence. A walking atomic bomb goes to school and saves his country.

Tatsuya is the epitome of an overpowered character in a story. In fact, he is so overpowered that he make Kirito from SAO look like some Lv:2 Man from a particular browser MMORPG. Throughout this anime, there was no one, and I mean NO ONE close to the power Tatsuya has. The anime takes read more
Jun 28, 2015
Plastic Memories is one of those anime you'll watch, and probably never pick up again. Not because its a bad anime by any means, but because it is more or less a subtle slice of life cum romance anime.

I like to mention beforehand that I brought myself watching this anime NOT expecting how this anime turns out, and this anime is some act of the devil decides to only identify as a 'Sci-Fi' anime. Those who do no read the synopsis will either die of boredom or die being run over by emotions watching this anime.

I have quite a lot issues with the plot read more