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Oct 10, 2019
Naruto (Anime) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
I tried to stick with Naruto, I really did. I read the manga as a kid and loved it, in fact it was the first manga I ever read if I remember correctly. Despite that, I never really watched the show. But, years later, I decided to revisit a childhood favorite in a new medium and... jesus christ is this show slow. The characters are likeable, the overarching story is cool and interesting, but it takes so long to get there that it became agonizing to watch.

It's so obvious that the show is constantly padding out the time especially in the fight scenes, which read more
Sep 28, 2019
About the worst I can say for this movie is that I don't know if it really needed to exist in the first place, since I think Steins;Gate's ambiguous ending is as near-perfect as I can imagine for a story like this. That being said, Deja Vu explores some interesting ideas, has some great moments between characters, and gives us a more Kurisu-focused story, which is cool. I feel like I walked away from this movie liking Kurisu even more than I already did, and seeing her deal with some of the same things Okabe had to in the original series really helps you gain read more
Sep 22, 2019
This show has talked about to death, and for good reason. It does the time travel plot well, it has a memorable cast of characters, there's a solid emotional core, and occasionally you'll even get some comedy. The first half of the show moves a little slower but I personally was invested and interested from the start, and thought that these opening parts were necessary for developing the characters and setting up the mechanics of time travel in this world (which to the show's credit it rarely contradicts, time travel is easy to mess up and they manage to keep everything straight and have it read more
Sep 22, 2019
Comedy is incredibly subjective, so if you don't find this show funny, it simply isn't going to work for you, period. Personally, I found everything from the over-the-top narrator to the ridiculous physical comedy to the main characters' constant over-analyzing of the most basic situations to be hilarious. But where it really shines it when it takes itself more seriously and dives into the romantic side of the Romcom equation.

Some of the short skits that each episode are broken up into are obviously a little more serious in tone (the walk home, the umbrella, etc.) but the majority of them are pretty much straight comedy, read more
Sep 20, 2019
Samurai Champloo is a show that I like a lot, but at the same time could have done so many things to make me like it even more.

There are some serious bright spots, though. For one, the main cast of Fuu, Mugen and Jin are phenomenal, they work off of each other incredibly well, and each has a distinct personality and role in the group. Additionally, I like that they never really become buddy-buddy until the very end of the show; these characters by virtue of who they are would naturally not always get along, and I appreciate that the show forgoes corny messages about read more
Sep 20, 2019
Devilman Crybaby is ugly as sin with a story that meanders to nowhere and characters that you don't care about because you just don't know them. Although I thought the show did start to get better in the second half, it was too little too late for me. Because the first half forgoes any meaningful setup or explanation, the second half is unable to escape that "well that was okay I guess, but I probably should've spent my time watching something else" range.

I gave it a 3 because some of the ideas were interesting, some of the characters seemed like they could've been okay read more