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Oct 2, 2013
This is the perfect example of a video game adaptation done wrong. Trying to fit in about 25 hours of material into 13 episodes is NOT a good idea, unless you want an extremely rushed show with very flat characters. It is horrible.

The story was actually pretty decently adapted. While it was rushed, nothing very important was omitted. However, I have some issues with the investigations. How do you expect anime watchers to identify the culprit if the most important part in mystery solving is rushed in about 3 minutes? Rushed investigations also made it seem like Kirigiri and Naegi were pulling things out of read more
Aug 30, 2012
Who would've thought Studio Pierrot would ever do something correctly?

Tantei Gakuen Q-- or Detective Academy Q, is a show about a boy with a talent for logic and reasoning. Wanting to become a detective after being saved by one during a kidnapping; our main character Kyuu finds out about the existence of the DDS, Dan Detective School, a school formed by the legendary detective Dan Morihiko. After meeting Megumi, a girl with photographic memory, the martial arts master Kinta, the geeky programmer Kazuma and the mysterious Ryuu, Kyuu and his friends join "Class Q" at DDS, and tackles many difficult crimes, always seeking the truth.

The read more
Mar 12, 2012
Anime adapted from video games most likely won't live up to the fan's expectations. Sometimes they're way too rushed, sometimes they just don't work as an anime, sometimes they're not even faithful to its source material. The problem with video game adaptations is that, most of the time, it just feels like it's jumping from cutscenes to cutscenes without proper transition and characters weren't really... say... in-character.
Adapted by AIC A.S.T.A, Persona 4 : The Animation is the perfect example of a video game adaptation done the right way. Almost everything is perfect, the story isn't rushed, the characters don't feel like puppets and it's VERY read more
Feb 28, 2012
Cliches. What anime nowadays doesn't have cliched moments? In my opinion, using cliches isn't that bad. That is, when it's not overdone and poorly used.

Guilty Crown is the perfect example of an interesting premise going wrong. It is a very formulatic show : following every damn cliches in anime history. It seems Production I.G tried really hard to make something revolutionary. It is revolutionary ; this anime completely changed my opinion of what a poorly written plot is. And not only the plot, the characters are mostly one-dimensional, and some of them bipolar.

First of all, the story is just plain uninteresting. It's mostly a mash-up read more
Dec 12, 2011
There are many shows bringing up real life issues, the main one being financial problems. A lot of back stories involve a person disappearing or dying because of money problem such as in [C]. Another issue would be bullying, like in most harem shows, the main character saves the bullied heroine, although I believe it is always done in such a lighthearted way that it is hardly believable. Lastly, the hikikomori issue has been pretty popular in anime lately. Example, the NEET detective in Kamisama no Memouchou and Itazu Yutaka from Higashi no Eden. The real issue is that, even though being a hikikomori shouldn't read more
Oct 19, 2011
Baseball, in my province, is infamous for being a very slow and boring sport to watch. I would usually follow a few matches on TV even though my aunt would always fall asleep in middle of the match. Indeed, baseball can be boring to watch, but it is in no way boring to play. This sport is probably one of the most exciting to take part in. While it seems slow when you're watching it, it goes really, really fast if you're actually on the field.

Major S5 makes me feel exactly like that. Being on the field, even though I'm sitting on a couch watching read more