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May 9, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) is Naoko Yamada’s statement to the industry that she can handle feature films just as well as moeblobs. The unique storyboards and color design make of this movie a fine exhibit of technical prowess (and schoolgirl thighs).
But without story, pure artwork is just like a painting in a museum: it conveys emotion and one can use their imagination to create a story but it stops at that.
This film’s artsy is unfortunately overshadowed by a half-assed plot.

It’s a fabricated story, carefully constructed in a way that it sell to its target audience and is ultimately a “feels good” script, despite ...
Jan 2, 2017
Animated Tawawa is one of those little miracles that we must cherish in life. Here's some medium culture worth having:
Each episode is less than 5 minutes and is available online on NicoNico.
Watch it. Didn't like? Walk away. Like it? Watch the rest, it gets comfier.

What is this series?
Getsuyoubi no Tawawa, or Tawawa on Monday, is the anime adaptation of Himura Kiseki's doujinshi series with the same name. It's fundamentally a compilation of episodic short stories revolving, usually, a main average couple and a mundane event.
The purpose of Tawawa, both in its doujinshi and anime form, is to work as a healing antidote against ...
Jul 4, 2016
˙ƃuoɹʇs ʎlqɐᴉuǝpun sɐʍ sɹǝʇɹǝʌuoɔ ʇxǝʇ uʍop-ǝpᴉsdn ǝsoɥʇ ɟo ǝuo ƃuᴉsn ʍǝᴉʌǝɹ sᴉɥʇ ƃuᴉʇsod ɟo uoᴉʇɐʇdɯǝʇ ǝɥ┴

Imagine a cave where people have been imprisoned from childhood.
These prisoners are chained so that their legs and necks are fixed, forcing them to gaze at the wall in front of them and not look around at the cave, each other, or themselves.
Behind them is a large bonfire, and between the two there's a walkway where things that get placed on it appear as shadows on the wall in front of the prisoners.
These shadows are cast from people, animals, objects, many things that constitute our reality in their wide ...
Jun 30, 2016
Netoraserare (Manga) add

One can no longer deny the literary merit of this title.

Out of the huge variety of stories that gets produced yearly for the anime/manga/VN/LN medium, there's one specific group that continue to grow both in popularity as in quality. Call it a subculture, a sub genre, new medium, 18+ pop art, deviant entertainment, whatever you wish but it all means the same thing: porn with plot.
I've convinced myself that "porn with plot" is just a dumb meme word, used by those who want to make fun of Fate/SN fans, and that never a material written mainly for masturbation would actually have a decent, well elaborated ...
Feb 7, 2015
"Pupa perfume and an Amati violin... That girl must be the beloved daughter of a wealthy family."

This quote, whose subject is nobody else than Henrietta and the speaker a bomb-making terrorist, is probably the best representation of this series. Its irony is not only painful but extremely clever.
As one who've read the synopsis would guess, Henrietta is not the daughter of a wealthy family, but a trained child assassin that carries her P90 automatic PDW on a violin case. The perfume is a "reward" she received from her Agency "guardian" for the successfully termination of an 8-members terrorist group.
She doesn't have a true family, and ...
Jul 24, 2014

Yes, I gave the most controversial and infamous episodes of 2013 an 8/10. Care to know why before downvoting? Read the review!
It will probably piss off the absurd majority of readers and will probably get buried under page 20~30, but I'll write it anyway.
[Note that this is a review for the "specials" released as eps. 14~16 and the conclusion of the anime]

While I'm still appreciating the afterglow of this series, I get me wondering if the reason why I could fully enjoy it is because I'm not part of the fandom.
This ought to be the most reasonable conclusion, given that it successfully made the entire ...
Jun 18, 2014
"A dark, brutal, psychedelic orgy of sex and violence that culminated in the mass extinction of humanity set to an optimistic J-pop song with lyrics about suicide."
-David Uzumeri; ComicsAlliance.

Now that I've driven away those who can't take others' opinions or a harsher critic, let's go for the review.

It's being on discussion for years now whatever this movie is. If it's a sequel for the original TV series, if it's just an alternative ending or if it's the "real" ending that was originally written by Anno.
Actually, it doesn't even matter because essentially these three are the same.
The most accurate description that we can give for this ...
Jun 13, 2014
"Essentially a 'Power Rangers' episode writ large: i.e., super-teens piloting big, powerful machines and saving the world from monsters. We've seen it all before [...]"
- Mark Schilling; Contemporary Japanese Film 1999.

When talking about Evangelion, it's imperative -and inevitable- to also digress about the people and elements involved with the production of the anime. It's already inserted in the common sense the idea that this series isn't a "regular" one, however most people don't know why is it neither what makes it different.
That said, the objective here is expose a bit of it, starting with its director/creator. The name: Anno Hideaki.
Hideaki is one of the ...
Mar 9, 2014
"The heartbreak and triumph of the masterful conclusion to one of the most beloved anime series ever."

Clannad ~After Story~ is a charming roller-coaster of emotions ...and you certainly have heard that before.
Using figures of speech isn't the best way to describe something in detail. However, for this franchise the rule does not apply, because the focus of Clannad's story is on people, their relationships and their feelings. The story itself acts like a living being, suffering changes and progressing step by step alongside characters, creating something curious, because this symbiosis develops so well and so smoothy that saying it is charming, beautiful, endearing, heartbreaking and ...
Mar 7, 2014
Kanon (2006) (Anime) add
"Can you promise me?"

These are dangerous words, and the answer that may follow them is even more dangerous. Sometimes people say it carelessly and wont be able to keep that promise, specially kids, since they still don't know the impact some words might have.
This is the main focus of Kanon. Things that happened on the past and haven't been forgotten. Promises that were done, and haven't been kept.
It's a unusual but still very interesting theme, that fits perfectly with the style of drama-romance Key/Visual Art's have. For those who aren't familiar with their visual novels and anime adaptations yet, Kanon would be a nice start. ...

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