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Dec 3, 2015
Quick! What’s a typical horror movie of the last thirty years like!? “Let me think...Stupid Young People™ do stupid shit that attracts a killer man/demon/monster/alien/Muppet that kills everyone in really gruesome ways for no apparent reason, all while loud noises and ‘scary’ images keep popping up at an annoying frequency until either the luckiest young person escapes, or somehow overcomes the killer flea/boss enemy/weather pattern.”

Okay, what’s Higurashi like? “It is a complex, interwoven tale that explores many different issues such as friendship, guilt, redemption, domestic abuse, romance, lies, paranoia, disease, pride, religion, corruption, revenge, perseverance, and uncompromising scenes of death.” I’ve had people asking me read more
Oct 2, 2015
Yona of the Dawn is an ongoing manga series by Mizuho Kusanagi that started in 2009. It was adapted into a 24 episode anime (plus one OVA episode) by Studio Pierrot in 2014. Having not read the manga, having not even known -anything- about Yona until I randomly saw an image on Crunchyroll one fine day, I decided to watch the anime simply because I thought the main girl looked cool.

Yona is about a girl named Yona. She is the princess of the Kingdom of Kouka, a nation that appears to be based off various feudal Asian cultures. Her father the king gives her nearly read more
May 17, 2015
(Don LaFontaine voice)

“In a world rife with kid heroes receiving convenient powers out of nowhere…a world overrun with moeblobs and shallow archetypes for characters…a world ravaged by light novels more concerned with otaku references than telling a good story…one man will rise to dispense his brand of ironclad justice.”

(Insert fiery whoosh sound effect)

(start playing Die Hollen Polizei)

“From the studio that brought you Little Witch Academia comes an anime that kicks tiresome clichés to the curb. A dramatic tale of good versus evil unlike any you’ve ever seen, set in the United States of Japan.”

(insert stock explosion sound effect)

“Inferno Cop! Now available at your local Crunchyroll read more
Apr 21, 2015
In 2013, a Japanese governmental program known as “Young Animator Training Project” raised money to fund four animated short films for release during that year. One of these was Little Witch Academia, a twenty-six minute film from Studio Trigger, then an upstart company founded by former members of Studio Gainax.

The beginning shows a little girl sitting with an audience in front of an outdoor concert stage underneath the starry night sky. What’s everyone gathered here for? To watch a show, and sure enough, a performer appears; a witch known as Shiny Chariot. Her magic dazzles the audience, none more so than the little girl in read more
Feb 17, 2015
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun is an ongoing manga series that started in 2011. In 2014, it received a 12 episode anime.

Okay, stop me if any of this sounds familiar. Nozaki-kun is about a high school girl named Chiyo Sakura. Like many girls her age, she has A Boy She Likes, a fellow classmate named Nozaki. She finally works up the nerve to tell him how she feels about him. However, instead of saying something like, “I’m in love with you! Let’s hang out!” she instead says, “I’m your biggest fan!” His reaction? He fills out an autograph. Chiyo’s reaction is the same as the audience’s; huh? read more
Jan 25, 2015
Eureka Seven is an anime series made by Studio Bones in 2005. Unlike most anime series, E7 is not based off any pre-existing material; it was originally made as an anime.

At first glance, E7 doesn’t appear to be anything out of the ordinary. The story is about a fourteen year old boy named Renton Thurston. His life is thrown upside-down when a giant robot crashes into his house’s garage. Piloting the robot is a girl named Eureka. Apparently, she is the member of a rebel faction called the Gekkostate, which fights the government for unknown reasons. But before he knows it, Renton gets caught up read more
Oct 17, 2011
Oh hey, did you know I already reviewed this on Youbtube? It's true! If you look up my real name (Or is that my pen name? Who knows!) on the Tube, and find my channel, there's a detailed, three part review of this and its manga spinoffs, but since the plebes on MAL decree that this can't be used as links to a video, I will rewrite this to summarize my thoughts on PMMM. A shortened summary for those who don't wanna bother with my Powerpoint (LOL) vids.

Regardless, Puella Magi Madoka Magica is an anime original property by Shaft, made by the "Dream Team" of read more
Sep 26, 2011
Nineteen months. That's how long I had to wait for the R1 release of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya to come out. I could've done like most other people, and just see it fansubbed, but I waited, and now I've finally had the chance to see it, on blu-ray no less. Anyway, Disappearance is an adaptation of the fourth Haruhi Suzumiya novel by Nagaru Tanigawa. It takes place after the second season, and unlike the second season, it's been as well-received as the first season, if not more so. Now that I've seen it, I can understand why; it's good.

Story:

It's close to Christmas time, and read more
Aug 30, 2011
If any of you have been around the anime block for the last six or so years, you've probably heard of a franchise called Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. This is a series of anime tv shows, movies, manga, audio CDs, video games, and other stuff about a girl who gains a magical relic and uses it to fight bad guys. Yeah, I know, that sounds exactly like the premise for Sailor Moon or Cardcaptor Sakura, but what set Nanoha apart from other magical girl series was: 1) the "Magic" is really more like highly advanced technology from other planets. 2) There's a greater emphasis on read more
Aug 25, 2011
And now, my review of the third Higurashi arc. Please note that this is the last arc I have read; I currently know nothing about Higurashi beyond this point.

Story:

It's summer of 1983 . . . and this is also starting just like the other arcs, almost as if they were all separate canons almost . . . well, Keiichi and his family move in, he gets along with some girls, they have wacky hijinx, but then he learns about Oyashiro-sama's Curse. Not only that, he learns that Satoko, one of his friends, lives under the thumb of an abusive uncle, and yet, she doesn't do read more