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Oct 25, 2018
The "office lady is an otaku" genre has more works than you'd imagine. In a sense this is probably the best mixture of the otaku topic and the actual plot. At first characters look and behave similar to their 0079 counterparts, but as the plot progresses it becomes an office satire about Gundam.

The chapter by chapter comedy is solid, the gundam is in no way subtle but the jokes go beyond references and in general it would be good even without the Gundam angle.

Sadly the final chapter is a huge insult that has to take away points from this. Not only that but read more
Oct 17, 2018
I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone who has seen HxH. I guess it eventually becomes funny how dumb it becomes, so if you have friends who like HxH maybe you can laugh at it.

No character behaves like they would, even when faced with situations that happened in the series; nen is used as generic ki; and the movie touches themes fully treated in the series in the most generic shonen way. Most of it could had been a Saint Seiya movie, just to keep the femme boy with chains. Most of it is plain nonsense.
-The Spider appears to deal with Spider copies at two read more
May 22, 2018
This is the story of a poor woman that has constant horrible days at work and when she finally does something right her cat is about to die. Good thing she doesn't have a family.

While the idea is that this new cat littler box allows you to check your cat's crap to judge how they're doing, having it represented as smelly letter her cat craps is a bit bizarre. I don't consider myself capable to diferentiating a "you didn't play with me enough" poop from a "I don't like your friends" one, I'll try it out with my next partner.

The Tekken style is cute and read more
May 22, 2018
You can watch this on youtube by searching the japanese title, there are no dialogues.

This promo video presents a cute view on the exploitative japanese business culture. There's a handful of universal inspiring moments; like learning from your senpai, hanging on when things don't seem to work or focusing on making your client work to the fullest. But it has all the awkward japanese ideology about having your boss scream at you on your free time, magically going from beign kicked out to being hired or working 16 hours a day spending more time with coworkers than your family (with a little kid appearing in read more
Feb 5, 2018
It has to be commended that Ballroom e Youkoso tries to do something very special and succeeds to a certain extent, using a male and female team sport the sport aspect is treated as a romance plot and the romance elements are directly tied to the sport. It's not just jumping the hurdle of using time for love interests that most sport shonen struggle with, it straight up takes elements from a romance plot and presents it with the passion and structure of a sport plot while covering most of what you want in the sport genre.

The first half works perfectly for anyone who likes read more
Dec 29, 2017
A couple of vague spoilers that will help you deal with this: Tetsuro does nothing to change anything. Just like the previous movie, 999 is compacted to be a Harlock spin off more than it's own thing.

The strongest element in this movie is Rintaro's direction, and if we judged only by visuals this would easily be an 8/10 or above. But as a stand alone story and part of the 999 franchise it's pretty atrocious.

As I mentioned before it makes the same weird decision from the previous movie of taking out everything that 999 had besides character designs. Between 2 movies we get none of read more
Oct 15, 2017
what's the point of this?
Every five minutes or so I had to wonder that. Why would you have the sword collector and not give him swords? Why have over the top techniques and not show the name painted across the screen? Why reanimate and exclude the animation intensive scenes? Why have Kaoru and Yahiko if you take out all their scenes? Why have Kenshin's master and super fast Soujiro if there is no secret super fast final technique? Why have Soujiro loose his calm over a moral issue if you don't show whis moral issues? Overall this feels like someone with a plot synopsis read more
Oct 15, 2017
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While this could be considered an art film, which is a plus or a con depending on each person, the concept is strong enough to be understood without a lengthy explanation or previous knowlege. If anything knowing too much takes away from the enjoyment. Beyond the concept the sound design is really strong and complements it much more than the animation. I doubt just anyone could do this in Premiere but it's a long shot from the sakuga some people expect in anime. Whether its simplicity makes it feel special or a wasted opportunity is up to you.

For its length it's a really read more
Jul 21, 2017
Satoshi Mizukami is mainly known for Samidare and maybe Spirit Circle, but like every mangaka he has dozens of works that barely got a one-shot if they were printed at all. This is a collection of pilots, only a few meant to even try to get serialization.

If you haven't read anything by him before the style might look a bit rough, mainly when it comes to faces. But he makes up for it with very dynamic movements, and you get to see how he slowly found his footing in that style.

The author comments keep insisting that there are connections between the stories, I'm pretty read more
Jun 19, 2017
Si leés castellano este ova está en youtube.

The only Umezu manga I've read is Fourteen, but for what I've seen this OVA adapts his style really well. You can see how it bleeds into other horror artists influenced by him like Junji Ito. The strongest point of this OVA has to be the character art, mainly face expressions.

The animation is a bit lacking but still great for a small 1990 OVA. Very few static shots or cheap slides but nothing impressive either. The key moments of gore have a lot of work put on them making them great gifs if you want to section them.

The read more