Jan 24, 2020
24 of 24 episodes seen
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"Maybe there are copies of me on countless world lines. Maybe all their minds are connected, forming a single "me."
That sounds wonderful, don't you think? Being in all times and in all places. A strong love for someone... a strong
belief in something... a strong desire to convey something... If all those things go beyond time to create "you"... ... then that would be magnificent...
All I ask is that you remember me ... because I'll be there. I'll always be there."
- Kurisu Makise
There is so much I can say about this anime. It has been a while since I watched something so
finely crafted and
impactful as Steins;Gate. I find it hard to believe that it took me so long
to watch this anime. I finally decided to watch it after seeing it be ranked 2 on the anime list.
I must admit though, I was close to dropping this anime after watching the first few episodes.
I wouldn't say they were boring or bad, but lackluster as I expected it to be great from the
start. I guess I had too much high expectations, but once it got to episode 9, that is one
things really started to hit you. From there I was hooked and had to binge watch the rest
because I couldn't put it off. I rarely binge watch shows since I don't have the time, but
I made sure to stay up most of the night to finish it. However, like all great things,
they must come to an end. My only regret is that I can't watch it for the first time
If you want a summary of the anime, you can just look it up as I will only give my thoughts
on the story. Whenever a story involves time and the concept of time travel, it is always
interesting, and I seem to always be drawn to those type of stories. However, not all
stories dealing with time are great and it can get pretty complicated if not done properly.
The good thing is that the creators pulled off the story magnificently and it was not complicated
if you paid attention. It really put in perspective of the dangers that can result in
messing with time (if time travel was possible). I think they handled the ending pretty well too
as it ended, in my opinion, the best possible way.
I think this is the only part where the anime hindered on.
The art and animation was nothing grand or amazing, but that is not to say that it was bad because it is far from being bad. Considering the budget they had, they did an awesome job and I really loved the character designs for each of the characters.
Even though this is not related to the anime; the art and design of the characters from
the visual novel is really good, and I love that type of art style. I only wish that I knew what
was the name of that type of art style.
The voice acting was phenomenal and each had this sort of distinct voice that fit each of the characters perfectly (Japanese VA). The music was really good too with, the opening and ending theme being my favorites.
The only thing that is holding back this 10/10, was that in some scenes in which the background music could have been better, but that is simply my opinion on the matter.
It is very rare when both the story and characters are threaded together so perfectly like this.
I felt like I bonded so much with each character throughout the anime. I must admit that, referring to my initial comment of dropping the show, the characters were the ones that kept me watching the show. Usually it is the other way around, as the characters are unpleasant, but the story is what keeps me going. The character development was fantastic, especially the protagonist, Okabe Rintarou. Creating characters and relationships are not an easy thing to do, and usually it is the thing that can make or break a story. I praise the creators for developing such a great cast of characters the deeply resounded with one another.
What else can I say about Steins;Gate that I already haven't? It's just such a great anime that I can't help but give it all this praise. I am told that I am really picky and hard to please when it comes to watching anime or movies. I simply just have a hard time trying to find something to critique on Steins;Gate since it is near perfection. Well I'll stop my gratification here, hopefully you can all enjoy and appreciate Steins;Gate just as much as I did.
My Rating: 10 (Masterpiece)
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Jan 14, 2020
26 of 26 episodes seen
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* Non-spoiler Review *
Neon Genesis Evangelion is an anime that all anime lovers have heard of at least once by someone.
Some might say it is over hyped and does not live up to all the praises given by fans.
Others say it is a masterpiece filled with many themes and messages left to decipher.
It certainly is an anime where fans tend to be divided on.
However, we can all agree that Neon Genesis Evangelion is certainly ambitious and gives
a unique tone that is not present in many animes.
The story starts off strong set in a futuristic city of Tokyo-3, 15 years after the events of the
The protaginist, Shinji Ikari, is sent to Tokyo-3 by Nerv to fight against the Angels attacking the city by piloting
a mecha robot known as an Evangelion. Shinji is thrown into this new environment and struggles to accommodate himself in
this new life. Shinji meets the other children assigned to pilot the other Evangelions, and they work together to defeat
the constant loom of threat against the Angels. As the story progresses, we are shown that there is more to these
Evangelions and the dark secrets that Nerv has.
In each episode, there is a main theme that is portrayed to add some depth to the events and characters
that are being shown. However, there can be times when things start to seem repetitive with the
constant battles and uprisings of the Angels.
Things start to get complicated towards the end with many plot holes that are not present in the anime.
It certainly is ambitious to fit in all these themes and ideas into a story like this, but
I believe Hideaki Anno accomplished what he wanted to portray in this anime.
The art direction used for Neon Genesis Evangelion was pretty unique for its time.
Character designs were really well made and action scenes were done beautifully.
However, the limited budget really shows itself at time when scenes are placed with stills
that seem to last an awfully long time.
They made the most of their budget and that is what should be praised.
The music in this anime was really well made, and something that I really enjoyed.
I just wish that there were more variety of songs to be used in different sequences.
The same songs were used for similar things and scenes which might have improved if
there were more songs used.
Neon Genesis Evangelion certainly had a variety of distinct characters. All dealing with some problem
and conflict in their lives. However, I can't say I enjoyed the characters too much. Usually I tend
to relate or enjoy a certain character more than the others in a show or movie, but this was not
the case. They all deal with problems that many of us can relate to in some way, but that is not
to say I enjoyed their characters. They were all given a background that left them scarred, I just
wish that there was more character development in those aspects.
Even though this review might seem negative, I certainly enjoyed Neon Genesis Evangelion for
what it's worth. I can see why it has become so influential and highly referenced in
pop culture. For its time, it was an ambitious an original idea, and I give my
praise to Hideaki Anno for this anime. It wasn't perfect or a masterpiece that people
may label it as, but it truly is unique.
My Rating: 6 (Fair)
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Jan 4, 2020
1 of 1 episodes seen
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Koe No Katachi is a well made film with beautiful animations done by Kyoto Animations. Dealing with themes such as loneliness, friendship, and depression.
This film was really good at squeezing out various emotions from me and I only wish I can
experience it again for the first time.
(Spoilers)(Not talking about the manga)
The story centers around two main characters, Ishida Shoya and Nishimiya Shoko.
Shoko transfers over to the class Shoya is in, and reveals that she is deaf.
Shoko tries to accommodate herself in her class, but quickly annoys the likes of Shoya and his classmates.
Shoya starts to bully Shoko for her disability and the
class follows along. Eventually this reaches
the principal, where Shoya is solely blamed by the class for the bullying done to Shoko.
Shoko transfers to another while Shoya is labeled as a bully and loses all his friends and respect
from his classmates.
Years pass, and Shoya is shown to be a loner and depressed to the point of nearly ending his life. Shoya imitates the inability to hear by shutting out all the people around him and not paying attention to them.
Things take a turn when Shoya comes across Shoko in the hallway.
From there Shoya tries to gain the friendship of Shoko and apologizes to her for all the things he has done to her.
They quickly become friends and get to know each other more.
As the film progresses, Shoya makes some new friends along with some old friends from his younger days.
Things are starting to like good for Shoko and Shoya, but some things still haven't changed.
Shoya ends up exposing the negative traits of his friends and how his old friends still don't
treat Shoko right.
Shoya pushes everyone away and returns to being sad and alone. Shoya misses Shoko and tries
to hang out with her everyday.
Things take a turn when Shoko leaves Shoya alone at a festival. Shoya returns to her home to look for her, but sees Shoko ready to jump from her porch.
Shoya runs after her and catches her in time to pull her up, but Shoya slips and falls.
Shoya is hospitalized and in a coma. Shoko blames herself for this and asks for forgiveness to
the people close to Shoya.
Later, Shoko runs to the bridge where they always used to meet, expecting him there.
Shoya wakes up from his coma, and is given the urge to go to the bridge looking for Shoko.
They come face to face and express their emotions towards each other.
They decide to continue on together.
Shoko and Shoya go to the school festival where Shoya is surprised by his old friends he pushed away. Shoko was responsible for gathering them together to be there with Shoya.
Shoya finally appreciates the people around him and opens his ears to the world around him.
He is brought to tears as he finally forgives himself.
Koe no Katachi is animated beautifully by Kyoto Animations. They sure don't disappoint and they did a really great job in this film. I really liked the character designs used, as they were all unique
and had distinct features. The setting and backgrounds were really aesthetic and gave a soothing feel to the eyes.
The music and sounds used for this film were really well done and fit with the overall story.
Nothing too special or memorable, but overall really good and enjoyed it.
I believe the two main characters, Ishida Shoya and Nishimiya Shoko, were well developed showing their growth throughout the film. However, I cannot say the same for most of the other characters because it felt as if they were empty. Many of them not having any sort of background and were simply just there. The side characters should have been more fleshed out and how their relationships are with Shoya and Shoko,
since the story mostly focuses on these two. I believe this issue is what hindered the overall story from almost being a masterpiece, in my opinion.
This film was really beautiful and I enjoyed it very much. It has been a while since I have watched a film that has made me feel such intense emotions like anger, sadness, pity, and shame.
Once the film was over, I was left with tears running down my face and a hole in my heart.
This film hit close to home and I related to a lot of the issues portrayed in the story.
I give my praise to Kyoto Animations for their hard work and I was deeply saddened when
I found out the news about their studio and the people that lost their lives.
Overall, a great film and I wish it would get more recognition, definitely a film everyone
My Rating is an  (Great!)
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