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Dec 1, 2019
Even though this is a very short manga, only 13 chapters long, I sped through this series at the speed of light. The reason being? I just could NOT put it down.

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Why did I find Satougashi no Dangan wa Uchinukenai so unputdownable? (Yes, it's a word, Google it).
Firstly, the story is so much more than the synopsis gives away. I went into this expecting perhaps a rather cute tale of friendship and school difficulties, maybe even some Yuri undertones? But instead, I was met with riveting drama, intriguing mystery and fantastic character development.
The character of Umino Mokuzu is fascinating and it is read more
Jun 9, 2019
I was rather excited to watch One Punch Man, given the constant hype surrounding it. This show is probably one of the most popular anime in recent years, so I simply had to find out why - and sadly, I now remember why people say 'don't believe the hype'.

In terms of story, it would be accurate to say that One Punch Man doesn't really have one. Of course there is the basic premise - a young cyborg becomes an unlikely hero's apprentice - but beyond that the anime has little plot. Instead, it is more of a 'monster of the week' type story, which can read more
Feb 21, 2019
Wow. Okay.
So after two episodes of Bakemonogatari I was like 'hmmm okay I see that this anime is quite different but it's not allll that amazing, seems pretty overrated..." skip to the end of episode 4 and I can't click to start the next episode fast enough. It's not that anything happens in episode 4 that really changes up the series, it's just that I found this series is just one that takes a little while to really captivate you - but boy, once it does, it has you in its grip FOREVER. And oh my it is worth the wait.

The story is divided into read more
Jan 19, 2019
Code Geass seems to be an incredibly divisive show. One scroll through the reviews and we get a clear binary of 'INCREDIBLE!!' vs 'THIS SHOW IS NOT THE MASTERPIECE EVERYONE SAYS IT IS :@'.
I went in having seen the first episode about a year ago and thinking it was messy as hell, thus never retried until recently. However, I am really glad that I did give Code Geass a second chance. I'll summarise my review in little categories, so here goes:

Story -
Firstly, the basis of the show is a very good idea - a world in which Japan has been taken over by the read more
Nov 29, 2018
Akira (Anime) add (All reviews)
'Pioneering', 'classic', 'groundbreaking', 'compelling', 'masterpiece' - all words which describe this film upon a quick Google search.

Really? Reeeeally?

I had very high hopes for Akira - as anyone would - after endless recommendations from friends and being touted as the most important anime film of all time. But after watching, I was incredibly disappointed. THIS is supposed to be the most influential anime film? THIS? Never in my life have I witnessed something so mediocre be so overrated.
Let us discuss the various aspects of the film

The plot could have a lot of promise - a secret government project of scientists experimenting upon humans in order to read more
Oct 31, 2018
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I finished Anohana approximately 20 minutes ago and yes, I am still crying.
I'm going to review this anime in the categories of story and character because I think they're the most important aspects so here goes -

I will be honest, at first this anime can seem quite slow and around the halfway point I began to get a bit bored and wondered if I should even continue, but I am really glad I did.
This isn't an anime that has you on the edge of your seat, but it is poignant and beautiful and it manages to be incredibly moving. It's not predictable at read more
Oct 22, 2018
ReLIFE (Anime) add (All reviews)
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I began watching RELife after being recommended it by a friend and once I saw it's high ratings and popularity. The first two episodes engrossed me - however from there I found it got increasingly more boring with each episode, until I finally gave up after episode 9 - sure I'd like to know how Kaizaki-san's story ends, but can I really endure another 80 minutes of this show? No, I would rather just google the ending.

I think my problem with the show is that it was framed as the story of Kaizaki, however the anime focuses more on his classmates, specifically the competitive read more