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Jan 29, 2020
Babylon (Anime) add (All reviews)
Never have I seen an anime this contrived yet so far up its own ass.
I'll admit that the first few episodes were deceptively interesting, but the show jumps the shark too many times just to stumble its way into a community college's condescending philosophy 101 class.

At the beginning we're tricked into thinking this is supposed to be a criminal thriller - the cops are onto something that's going all the way up to the mayor's office. Good, a classic. Then it veers into political conspiracies, which is still a compatible side plot. However, it is then revealed that the villain's ominous plans are 100% supernatural, read more
Dec 30, 2019
I'm surprised at how much I ended up enjoying this show, even though it's a light novel-based isekai. That's usually a bad omen, but Bookworm makes the right decision of rejecting all the Dragon Quest based isekai tropes and instead goes for the mundane subgenre in which the main character tries to live a quiet life, rather than going on an adventure.

It takes a while for the show to pick up the pace, so if you're already interested by the premise, I'd recommend sticking with it for more than just 2 episodes. The beginning is admittedly a big roadblock: The main character Main is just read more
Dec 28, 2019
I was persuaded to give this show a try when people said it was like KonoSuba.
In some minor respects, this may be true. But the tone and execution are so different that it's hard to compare them after all. Especially when KonoSuba is the gold standard for Isekai (parodies) in my opinion.

The only similarities between Shinchou Yuusha and KonoSuba are really that the main character was summoned into a fantasy world by a "useless" goddess who resides in a separate dimension, who then joins him in his adventure as the dedicated healer of his party and also whines a lot because she's always the butt read more
Oct 3, 2019
Don't bother if you're a fan of the Buddy Cop genre, police procedurals, good world building, or even above-mediocre animation or directing. The only positive quality Cop Craft has to offer is its unoriginal premise. But if that's what got you interested in checking it out, you'll be just as satisfied from reading the plot synopsis above as you would be from watching 12 episodes of this garbage.

Let's go through this one complaint at a time:

The show is trying to talk about racism and xenophobia by introducing a fantasy race of immigrants from a fantasy world, which is a cheap but efficient trick. The main read more
Jan 18, 2019
Onihei (Anime) add (All reviews)
In tone and structure, Onihei is kinda similar to Cowboy Bebop. Both use self-contained episodes about crimes with sobering and melancholic conclusions that get solved by the maincharacters who carry on the weight of their work with an optimistic stoicism. What's missing almost entirely is the comedy, so in that way it's basically a less goofy Samurai Champloo. Maybe it's no coincidence that even the OP and ED are relatively similar tone setters to Tank and the Real Folk Blues. So if you're a fan of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, or mature samurai dramas in general, you should definitely give this anime a shot.
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Jan 7, 2019
If you come to this show expecting a sequel, or at least a spiritual successor to Tiger & Bunny, return whence you came. The overly smug narrator and the direction will try to convince you otherwise, but this is not the show that you were looking for.

My main gripes with Double Decker are threefold:
- The genre shift
- The needlessly complicated sci-fi elements
- And the fact that everything has to be a plottwist

The first point is pretty self-explanatory. If you go into the sequel of a samurai show after it has been advertised as the new samurai show, but for some reason they changed the setting read more
Sep 8, 2018
Don't base your commitment to watch the entire series on the unrepresentative first episode: If you came here expecting a spiritual successor to Osomatsu-san, you will be sorely disappointed. Both Shinya Tensai Bakabon and Osomatsu-san may be modern reinterpretations of Fujio Akatsuka's classic works, but Bakabon completely fails to catch Osomatsu's momentum, insultingly incapable of recreating its wit or boldness.

An overwhelming number of skits has the main characters stubbornly resist to come up with jokes or situations where something funny could happen. Instead, they sit around spitballing what they could do this episode, only to reject each other's lazy ideas by saying they'll get in read more