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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 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