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Jun 7, 2020
Since I watched and reviewed that trashy voyeuristic classic Sleeping With Hinako, I saw there was an anime about bishonen guys sleeping next to you so I watched it in the name of gender equality! Nah, I just wanted to see how garbage it was. Spoiler: it was pretty garbage.

This isn't really my cup of tea, so I wanted to watch it to see if it was ridiculous enough to make fun of, and it did get funny at times.

I hate the OP. First, it's too long and takes up 1 minute of the 4 minute episodes. Second, it's TOO LOUD. I actually fell asleep read more
Jun 6, 2020
"When you stare long into the happy sugar abyss, the happy sugar abyss stares back into you." — weeb Nietzsche, probably

Happy Sugar Life will almost certainly make you uncomfortable in one way or another. It has a little something to trigger everyone!

I spent the first half of the show taking it mostly seriously, and the rest of the show watching with sick fascination at its trashy B-movie theatrics.

The story... eh... some unhinged 16-year-old girl doesn't know what love is until she finds an abandoned 8-year-old girl and falls for her. She then keeps her locked in her apartment. The little girl is fine with this. read more
May 10, 2020
Having just seen both animes and acquired a taste for Boogiepop, I decided to read this spinoff / side story while waiting for my Boogiepop novels to arrive in the mail.

I didn't like it. If I used one word to describe Boogiepop Dual it would be "dull."

The story is about Boogiepop, but instead of sharing a body with Touka Miyashita as in the rest of the series, he's inhabiting the body of a boy called Takaya Akizuki. He also popped up in someone else in the past, but that's a spoiler. I didn't exactly understand the antagonist's power, and I didn't feel like re-reading it read more
May 4, 2020
So in my retarded quest to watch the most retarded animes ever made, I found Sleeping With Hinako. Apparently, she was in a workout video and then one where you can watch her bathe, so this is the logical next step. Japan, you absolute mad lad.

Disclaimer: I am not a lonely young man who desires the attention of a moe girl character, so I am not the intended audience. I'm a grown-ass woman who is on a quest to watch retarded anime.

Back to the show. The fourth wall no longer exists. You are with Hinako now. What next?

Hinako tries to show us how to sleep, read more
May 3, 2020
Promare (Anime) add (All reviews)
Did you ever want to combine Gurren Lagann with Fire Force and TOTAL SENSORY OVERLOAD and put it on a big screen for nearly 2 hours? Well Promare is your dream come true!

As for me, I didn't like it.

The story is super predictable. I took notes as I watched it: "I bet that guy is evil." He was. "I bet that guy has [SPOILER REDACTED SECRET]." He did. And of course, aliens. Always aliens. The story is just really thin, and some of it is revealed by a long awkward exposition conversation after the first action sequence. The heroes are sitting around eating pizza and read more
May 1, 2020
First of all, Boogiepop Phantom will be confusing as hell if you don't know the storyline of the first novel (and the sixth novel, Boogiepop at Dawn, which is a prequel to the first novel). The easiest way to avoid such confusion is to watch the anime "Boogiepop and Others" (2019) first, since it adapts both those novels. I'm serious, watch that first.

Note: I have not seen Serial Experiments Lain, so I can't make any comparisons to that like many other reviewers have.

Boogiepop Phantom is an original story set right after the first novel, and I mean RIGHT after, because the mysterious pillar of light read more
Apr 26, 2020
Someone told me Angel's Drop was terrible, and that they try to convince their unsuspecting friends to watch it so they can suffer too. Since I'm a curious little moron, I thought "it's only 5 minutes long, let's go!" I watched it and my mind feels violated.

Since it's so short, I can't tell you much about it that wouldn't spoil it. There's not much to spoil. It's like if I showed you a piece of candy. You wouldn't know what the candy tasted like or what would happen until you eat the candy and experience it, for good or ill.

Also, I'm afraid to describe what read more
Apr 26, 2020
Fire Force is an average show that could’ve been a lot better. I almost dropped it before episode 7, because boy did it have a rough start. The cast was all stock characters; there were long awkward pauses in conversations; the jokes were falling flat; and although it was often very good, the animation had quality dips such as characters having no face in faraway shots, even when they were talking.

I hate dropping things, and didn’t have anything better to watch at the moment, so I continued and am glad I did.

What attracted me to the show was the animation. It was colorful, and the read more
Apr 18, 2020
A good, thought-provoking series, but you may have to hang on for a while to get into it. There are a lot of episodes that retell the same events from a different character's POV, and the plot is not linear, but something you have to piece together. It's a supernatural / sci-fi / horror / mystery.

It centers around a shinigami called Boogiepop, who shares a body with a regular high school girl. Shinigami was alternately translated to “reaper” or “angel of death” in the English version I watched. She only shows up when the world is in danger.

The name “Boogiepop” is so goofy that read more