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Aug 31, 2018
As someone who loves Madoka Magica and Evangelion, Revolutionary Girl Utena should have been my favorite anime. After all, I hear so many online reviewers and professional critics sing various praises about Utena being an "Evangelion for girls" and Madoka's spiritual predecessor. While I can see why such comparisons would be made, I can also see that Utena is a unique, individual gem of an anime that stands well on its own. That doesn't mean that it isn't flawless however. Trust me, this show has a lot of flaws.
Like Madoka and Evangelion, Utena is a show with an emphasis on a lot of symbolism. And read more
Jun 25, 2018
Wonderfully drawn and well written, The Different Story is definitely a different story from much of the Madoka Magica manga universe. Quite frankly, it's a different story that I believe truly deserves 9/10 review.
I suppose my biggest issues with the manga universe of Madoka Magica mainly revolve around how mediocre and almost unlike the original anime it is. The signature dark atmosphere and nihilistic themes of Gen Urobuchi's screenwriting for the show doesn't really seem to be found in the manga, and much of the characters in the manga universe lack that special edge that made the original five girls stand out.
Luckily, this wasn't read more
Jun 25, 2018
Chobits (Manga) add (All reviews)
I recall watching (and loving) the anime adaptation of this manga back when I was a young and socially awkward nerd in fifth grade. But now after reading the entire manga, I can conclude that the Chobits manga is in fact far superior to the anime.
CLAMP manages to write a beautiful love story contained within these eight volumes. There is absolutely no filler within these volumes, which was something that the anime adaptation had far too much of (especially in the first half). The romantic development between Hideki (the male protagonist) and Chi (his lady android love) is remarkable, and actually managed to move me read more
Jun 25, 2018
At one point in our lives, we have all stumbled upon a work of fiction that tries too hard to be inspirational or depressing. These works are the media equivalent of the weird kid in the back of the classroom who tries too hard to be all edgy. Kotoura-san is a prime example of such a work of fiction, as it tries far too much to take itself seriously and ultimately fails at trying to resonate with its audience.
Let's first start with Kotoura-san's greatest sin: its piss poor writing. Good gracious Madoka, was the writing terrible for this show! As I've mentioned in the beginning read more
May 7, 2018
Citrus (Anime) add (All reviews)
Disappointing and overhyped, Citrus is an incomplete mess that failed to live up to its potential. Yes, I know how it sounds like I hate this anime just by opening my review with that, but that isn't (entirely) the case. The truth is, my feelings towards Citrus are rather mixed. It didn't exactly offend me as much as other FAR worse shows have (referring to SAO, of course), but I just can't help but be disappointed by the overall show.
One of my biggest gripes with the show is its writing. At times, the writing can be quite solid and give a lot of emotional depth read more