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Sep 21, 2023
Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha (2023)

A lesson in psychology the anime.

Give someone something enough that even if they appear to hate it, they will want it when it is taken away. That is what this show is, or as some would say, persistence pays off.

The story is excellent and mellow and cuts to the point but is complex since the conditioning shown here is realistic to life. Whether an animal or a human you can essentially train someone. Make a situation better by any means and the original situation will always be trumped. A great example is how some people will break off even ...
Aug 4, 2023
Summertime Render (2022)

So, you consider one step-sister your sister so cannot date them but not the other, that is cruel as hell brother. Not a spoiler since it has no context. And that all got mixed up at the end anyway in a nice way.

The show is pretty dark, to be honest, and like all anime with this sort of twist it just never really comes across as scary. The story though is really well written and goes through many phases that keep you entertained where otherwise you may not be. It definitely has the same vibe as 'Higurashi When They Cry' and you ...
Jul 17, 2023
Persona: Trinity Soul (2008)

2008 shame on you.

This show could have been great but stretching what should be a movie into a series made it far too long and so boring. I honestly struggled to watch this because it just goes on and on and on barely achieving anything. If it was 12 or 13 episodes perhaps I could forgive but not 26.

The art for 2008 looks pretty good and isn't so bad. It is just that era where everyone looks super skinny and stands weirdly when they have their hands in their pockets.

The sound is okay. The OP and ED are kind of ...
Jul 2, 2023
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo Season 2 (2023)

Well, we know it isn't coming back and that isn't a bad thing since this was a nicely wrapped-up series in this larger spectrum.

The show is a marginal improvement from season 1 but you would expect that since season 1 essentially built the world and gave us the back story along with the prologue. The show honestly didn't go how I expected but it was still a great ride. It has turbulence and a lot of power of friendship moments which I can hate at times but Gundam can be so dark it was actually pretty ...
Jun 23, 2023
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: First Kiss wa Owaranai (2022)

Just what I needed and exactly what I wanted. This show goes beyond its original expectations, it doesn't rush, it doesn't crawl but it gives you that fine-tuned amount of what you want from a romance comedy. You get everything from the attitude, the hardship, the backstories, and the opening of one's soul. I almost gave up on this genre until this type of show came along, it is the opposite of SNAFU that goes into a deep and emotional stance on love. This does the opposite but the same, it is so refreshing.

The art is beautiful, ...
Jun 23, 2023
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan: Dakara, Shishunki wa Owarazu ni, Seishun wa Tsuzuiteiku. (2023)

I don't want it to end. I want to be selfish and have this carry-on. I love the show and everything about it. It can be so real in so many ways so often. As far as the OVA it stays loyal to the premise and its source, it looks beautiful and is truly befitting of the show. I love the flow, and the attitude, and the ending just lets the world it sits in carry on. It takes a pause whilst striving forward. None of this is ...
Jun 19, 2023
Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-hen (2023)

A huge amount of action and progression this time around. I had expected this from the start but damn I didn't think it was going to be this crazy. The animators have outdone themselves here!

The story this time really felt like it would be mellow with some action but to this extent, I did not expect and with a 51-minute last episode that was great.

The animation is gorgeous as usual and as you would expect. The fight scenes look absolutely epic and the portrayal of the movements and actions during fights is as always perfect. The ...
Jun 19, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. 2 (2023)

For season 1 I gave a 10 because it was more chilled and quirky.

Season 2 has lost this to turn it into a smash fest of building up a harem with far too much talking, people saying 'ahhhhhh', and dealing with romance built with rushed combat from an extremely overpowered protagonist. The show is trying to tick every box it can at once which does relate to its source material which I think is much better in its other form. Perhaps if this came out closer to the end of season 1 it would feel much better ...
Apr 28, 2023
Samurai Champloo (2004)

Episode 23 is absolutely hilarious for one. The ending is just so hard-hitting and realistic I cannot even describe how I felt at that moment. The opening music is an absolute banger.

The story is a journey, each episode is part of the wider story, and each episode shows you a bit more about the characters to a point that you feel you really know them and if you saw them you would be like old friends.

The art whilst old for 2023 looks perfect for this show, it is brutal, it is hand drawn, and it is beautiful. It honestly suits the ...
Apr 21, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Shuumatsu no Izetta (2016)

Marvellous looking for 2016 I must say! A lot of anime from back then almost has like a slightly darker shade over the picture or perhaps looks a bit dull in colour saturation.

The show is fine, it's pretty good with the action, and the sound of things is well-invested. However, it is also a lot of talking and romance talk without love. By this, I mean that it is basically a show about pretending you don't want someone to do something that you really do want them to do and convincing them of this. You get a classic America or 'Atlanta' ...

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