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3 hours ago
Charlotte (Anime) add
Ayush98
I loved this anime and I don't understand why people are rating it low or giving it bad reviews. The character animation and art is simply one of the best i've ever seen. It has a decent story too though i'll admit it seems a bit rushed near the end. It's the best super power anime i've ever watched and I believe it's terribly under-rated. The character development is great and the action fits the story perfectly unlike soe anime which have needless action and fighting. It fits
a lot of genres and creates a well balanced overall story. The characters are lovable and you'll get immediately attached to them. If you lijed this one then be sure to check out Angel Beats.
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3 hours ago
Clannad: After Story (Anime) add
G_Angel_Munoz
To me this is the best Anime Ive watched, and Ive watched a lot. Its better then Clannad and is much... much more sad then it too. I dont cry that much at anything but this made me cry like a bitch. People who are looking for an anime where u can just sit back and care for mostly every character this is perfect. This is to me a masterpiece, u cant make a romance, fantasy anime better then this. I know this might sound mean but if your eyes dont even tear up u have no soul. I fell in love with all the characters, and I really wanted this to end with me saying this is a 8/10 anime but in the end u came up as a 10/10 anime or even higher. I loved this anime, its my favorite of all times, and it made me feel like I was a little girl even though im an adult male, and it wasnt a bad feeling, not one bit.
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4 hours ago
School Days (Anime) add
jock0213
This anime is about a perverted inhumane douche and a bunch of girls that fall in love with him for no reason. Its a story of cheating and the consequences it brings, although I've seen better execution. The protagonist maybe a total @:!,* but that doesnt mean he is a bad character im terms of writing and design. His actions are mostly justified by his feelings, but I just could not believe how someone could be so callous at first. This is quite a psychological anime, and it will test your patience as you try not to cringe at how some of the MC's sex interests handle the knowledge that he cheats. Some of them are nice characters, and I in fact like one of them- but man they give the protagonist too much credit.


This video review sums up my opinions on character interaction in this anime, such as how the protagonist is treated for his actions:


https://youtu.be/40UGzHjwJx4
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4 hours ago
Soul Eater (Anime) add
KSt0ne
Though by many viewers' standards, one should give an anime 3 episodes to determine whether or not it will be worth their time.

After two episodes , I simply cannot continue. I see that the intended audience for Soul Eater is much different than the one I belong to. To me, this is absolutely awful. If not, I'm just not willing to find out.

Story: 1/10
I know I dropped it really quickly, but there should at least be some tie-in occurring in the beginning, or something to look forward to. So far, all there is to look forward to are short, disjointed bits full of crudely put together slapstick humor (which is the absolute worst form of humor, if you can call it that at all). That sort of humor may appeal to a middle school aged audience. That's about it. I was looking forward to the series due to its high rating, but it seems to do well for the very reason most live-action movies do: They appeal to a much less mature, adolescent audience that has no attention span or sophistication.

Art: 5/10
At first, I would have given Soul Eater a higher score due to its unique art style. Everything is done in a more cartoon-ish, surreal theme, which is definitely interesting. One thing that initially bothered me is that the characters' eyes have virtually no detail. However I have to credit the artists for using eyebrows and other facial features to convey mood or intention. Then, the final straw: During episode 2, there is a scene where a character gets cut. And there's absolutely NO BLOOD! WHAT? I've seen at least a few other series that are enjoyed by younger audiences that have at least an appropriate amount of blood. THIS again confirms my belief that Soul Eater is for a PG-13 crowd. Terrible.

Characters: 1/10
Out of the few characters I met, there's one that I don't find absolutely swallow a bullet annoying. The others have absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Between a completely robotic girl, who's not actually supposed to be a robot, zombie or otherwise dead, her completely moronic father, and a bratty little boy, my brain hurts from all the extra chromosomes that were likely involved in the creation of these characters.

Sound: 6/10
I initially picked up Soul Eater because of a cover of Papermoon I looked up on YouTube. It was a really good cover of a really good OP. There are moments also during the series where you are expecting to hear some sort of sound. What you're expecting is absent. It's replaced by sounds that are used in slapstick comedies, and definitely fits the tune of the series. So that part doesn't absolutely suck.

As you can tell, I obviously didn't enjoy this show (1/10). Overall, with only decent Art and Sound to contribute (which in 2016 are an expectation, not an read more
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4 hours ago
Nyanbo! (Anime) add
VanillaBear360
So this is about a box cats that are from space.

And i have to say the animation is so well done, they literly just puted 3D box cats into real world and the 3D lighting matches real life lighting so well.

I don't really know the story yet but it looks like so good cute show

Characters are unique and adorable i love shows like that all of them are so sily and Kuro is a really nice character

Enjoyment is amazing. One episode is about 5 minutes but still when i first saw it, i just felt in love with this show

Some peapole may like it more dont but its a really nice anime
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Nauct
The main character is the biggest loser out of any anime ever, seriously hate him.

The story is kind of confusing and some stuff isn't explained. The monster etc are weird and badly designed, I guess it's a remake of an old anime, but I don't like the style.

They were saying how you have to correct the aim for the "positron gun" because of the rotation of the Earth. If you're on the Earth that is your frame of reference, only if you were shooting from space, another planet, any other frame of reference would you have to correct for that. Also, gravity makes like no difference.

In my opinion bad anime don't watch unless you identify as the biggest pussy in the world.
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Tenderizer17
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya is a great series. It's captivating enough to maintain ones interest, yet light and cheerful. I would never take back watching it at all.

I see people complaining about the same episode repeating 8 times. But doesn't Naruto repeat the same episode 200 times. At least this repetition is within a reasonable scope. Adding to this, the small variations are able to get you excited and great a mild tension. You excitedly end up thinking "Is this the time the loop is finally broken". Each time you're tasked with thinking of the solution. The endless eight has a purpose and it's really pathetic of you all to be so hateful of it. This is entertainment and the endless eight does well at providing that.
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AoiHonoo
Danganronpa 3 Despair has become divisive among the fanbase. From expectations not being fulfilled to false advertising, a good portion of fans we're not satisfied with how the anime was handled. On the other side of the spectrum, others believe it to be a great work that holds the franchise well. Lastly, there are those in the middle that still enjoyed it but recognize it's flaws. I'm also in the middle. While I did enjoy this series, I also had many issues with it.

First off, knowledge of both DR: Trigger Happy Havoc and Super DR2: Goodbye Island of Despair are necessary. Even going into this prequel, spoilers are abound right off the bat due as revelations as early as episode 1 spoil critical mysteries you won't know until near the end of the game. Also, Despair arc runs alongside Future arc, and episode order is one Future arc episode then Despair arc, watching both series simultaneously. This issue should be brought up as soon as possible, as all the criticism of the anime stems from this format.

The false advertising I mentioned earlier is that while Despair arc's premise is about the 77th class of Hope's Peak Academy. The POV starts and gives plenty of focus on a character from the Future arc, Chisa Yukizome. While she first appears to bring the class together and bonding with them, the story shifts to her investigation about the hidden secrets of the school to the point it takes away time from the 77th class. That's not all. Other characters from the Future arc appear later, and get an amount of focus in relation to what's going on in the Future arc at the time. The fact that no characters from Future arc were even hinted before in promotion materials to be in Despair arc led to the accusations of false advertisement and how Despair arc was used to provide more characterization to the characters from the Future arc that itself couldn't provide. Two one cour series with each having many characters to focus on rarely gives consistent and equal characterization, and a good number of them will get be sidelined. And while the attempt is creative, was it worth all the cutting corners in the narrative to fit these plotlines together.

In the end, the main characters, the 77th class, get relegated to being side characters in what was supposed to be their own story and get treated more as a collective than individuals. Some exceptions are Hajime, Chiaki, Nagito and the Super High School Level Imposter, though very slightly, and for specific plot reasons. Hajime has a adequate amount of characterization because a good deal of focus is on him in the beginning, but it only lasts a few episodes. Those who played the game know the inevitable change that will befall him, and how he will be erased to make another character read more
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6 hours ago
Orange (Anime) add
Chiburo
Orange

Art/Characters: I really love the art style of this show because of how natural it feels. There is no over the top hair or out of line characters, but it really feels like there are real people on the other side of this animation. That being said, I really enjoyed watching the emotion that came over the characters when it came to the really sensitive parts. The emotion here isn’t even over the top, and that is really fantastic to see a character show that kind of genuine emotion. The characters themselves are really great as well. Naho, the lead has a lot of dynamics, but I must say she can be a little infuriating at times. Kakeru is very much reserved in his actions and is having a hard time fitting in, but his amazing friends are happy to help with that. Suwa is someone who we only get glimpses into his life and I wish I could have seen more when the story began to unfold. Hagita is the stereotypical “glasses-guy” but he has some interesting things to point out from a unique perspective. Finally, Takako and Azusa are a pair that really are just playing off of each other. While each character seems to have a counterpart, these two definitely stick to each other.

Music/Sound: The music that we hear peppered throughout this series really fills the air and makes the mood great. There were a few parts where I wish the music was a bit stronger and things could have just gotten louder, because that would really have made a better impact. The sound in general made a huge impact, however. There were some scenes that were conveyed almost entirely through sounds rather than images or words, and it speaks volumes when you don’t even have to show something happen and the world holds its breath wondering what will happen next. The opening song is definitely one that I will listen to over and over again because of how catchy it is, but it will always bring a somber happiness because that is the true nature of the show.

Story: Naho Takamiya receives a letter on the opening ceremony day at her high school. She begins to read and is quickly confused because of the letter’s contents. Apparently the letter is from Naho herself, ten years into the future. When the letter begins to predict things that are scary accurate, she starts taking it seriously and reads closer; a new transfer student will be joining them on day one of classes, Kakeru Naruse, from Tokyo. The letter tells about the amazing friendship of this transfer student and how she actually has a lot of regrets regarding him. Then a stinger hits when she reads that ten years, Kakeru is no longer with them. The Naho of that future time begs that she keep a closer eye on Kakeru. The story continues and there are a lot of twists and turns and it really comes out to be an read more
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6 hours ago
B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious (Anime) add
Shellster2810
Summary Review:
This is your typical reverse harem with idols (except there is 0 romance). Its more like a harem of friendship with the main character. While it is refreshing to have a idol harem where the idols arent all falling all over the plain boring girl, keep in mind it is still your typical "idol anime". Sound 8, Art 9, Characters 7, Story 5. Overall 6 - decent anime that is ruined by a rushed ending.

Full Review:
Firstly, the art and sound are good. The music doesnt vary much as its all the same songs pretty much but the music as a whole isnt too bad. Its probably just my personal preference but the art was good, it suited the anime genre. Sound:8. Art: 9.

The characters arent too bad. Sure there are your typical "idol" types but you see them everywhere and you should know what your getting into if your watching this to begin with. They try to give everyone an individuality to them and even tell you a little bit of backstory to a few of the characters while almost none to others. Not too bad in terms of character developement considering this was only 12 episodes, i have seen a lot worse. While there are a character or 2 that are way too much for me to come to like, not too bad. Character:7.

But its all downhill from there..... The story started off not too bad, it doesnt have much of a "story" as such but thats to be expected from most idol anime and the people watching will generally understand that. For the first 9 episodes it felt as if everything was going almost too well at times but in general it wasnt too bad, and if the last 3 were just as good i would have given the story a 7. However, the 10th episode throws a spanner in the mix. I wont say what happens because spoilers but its a big plot twist (a semi forseeable one at least). Now thats fine, i dont mind a plot twist but by leaving the plot twist until 2 episodes before the end they had to rush it and explained NOTHING. They throw a million questions at you and answer 1. A huge disapointment that has probably ruined the minor chance for a season 2 so we will probably never learn the answer to those 999 999 questions we have. Story:5.
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6 hours ago
Kuma Miko (Anime) add
zuce
Perca seu tempo se quiser se irritar com o anime mais covarde que ja vi em minha vida, ou melhor, o anime mais irresponsável que ja vi.

Kuma Miko começa como qualquer outro slice of life em que não importa muito o mundo criado e sim as situações que os personagens passam no período contado, em cada episódio vemos certo desenvolvimento enquanto a história gira em torno de vários momentos engraçados na vida de Miko.

A arte do anime consegue ser satisfatória, os personagens são bem animados e Miko é uma graça de garotinha.

O problema começa quando a história assume uma responsabilidade mas não cumpre, e pior, acaba com o personagem.

Eu sei que deveria tentar meu melhor pra não dar o spoiler do "animu", mas é impossível falar sobre Kuma Miko sem notar cagada que eles fizeram no final.
Basicamente, construíram uma narrativa em que se propõe um desafio à personagem principal e ao invés dela conseguir superar o obstaculo ou até mesmo falhar, mas aprender algo no exercício da tentativa, fazem a garota terminar como uma completa inútil( no sentido mais doentio da palavra) que nunca conseguirá sair da concha em que foi criada, o final te faz passar tanta raiva e o personagem é tratado tão mal( e com trilha sonora feliz, como se fosse algo bom ficar na completa ignorância) que você não consegue acreditar que alguém construiria uma história tão merda como essa.
Passe desta caralha. Abrçs
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7 hours ago
New Game! (Anime) add
d8thgreap
Story: 9
Story about a girl who's new in the gaming industry who just graduated. It was enjoyable and can only describe it as lovely and realistic in some way, though the realism is somewhat uber sugar coated. It's an anime to be enjoyed and pondered about.

Art: 7
Art was cute "mostly moe" and some fan service *just the right amount*
I gave it a 7 because I thought it lacked the detailed facial expressions that I was looking for.

Sound: 6
Sounds was just about right nothing too fancy and ear catching but not to lame to ignore.

Character: 7
Characters were lacking in development though they had great interaction/chemistry with one another. But putting up a better background up there would have been better. Some were Cliche Characters yet still introduced some new form of personality which made me laugh.

Enjoyment: 9
Was a breeze of air because of its lovely atmosphere nothing too toxic but still insist reality even if it's really far–fetched.

Overall: 9
If you like to just relax without thinking of the End Plot this is the Anime for you. Ending was good btw it had some form of closure.

Thank you for reading Good day ^_^
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7 hours ago
Tales of Zestiria the X (Anime) add
BrDrawolf
I need to play the game to see the anime? Absolutely, NO! Even if you played, they did the anime so marvelous that players and non-players get a new experience without drop of the plot! Even you gonna have a demo in anime of the next game!

Let's start talking about the story, this is a Tales of story, a story with certain characteristics of RPGs based in a world of magic, swords and warriors, if you are familiar with the games or the animations, you will be like in home, as I said, the anime has another path to follow taking the important parts with it, but if you played the game, at the start gonna be like "That really happens like that?", that is bad?, no, full contrary, the animation tell you the story in a smooth, powerful and brilliant pace, so players and no players gonna be enjoyed every second.

The characters are very particular, every one having a role and different stereotypes that give the spice of the story and its flow, the principal, gonna be our hero, a hero full of justice and good will with his comrades, like the old formula, but well, retro is in fashion!

The CG and scenarios are beautiful, based on the game, they did a good work giving a touch of 2D and 3D in all the areas and buildings, gettings you exactly as how the game is, even with bonuses and Visual Novel talking at the end of every chapter just like the game.

Sound is full taken out of its game, even the opening of the game and the future one, so nostalgia for players and good new repertory for the ear for new fans,with heroic and good light music and BGM.

A little part of the anime gonna take you to some story in other time in the same lands, this is part of the next game, and a good part to see if you wanna play it, it only make you wishing its release!

I think I should stop here, really it's a good story so try it out, these guys, if you know them, you know how they put a game/VN in anime with honors and chariots.

If you reach this point of the review and find it useful or maybe nothing at all, anyway thank you so much for take your time reading. I wish you a happy anime and may the malevolence don't obscure your way!
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7 hours ago
Clannad: After Story (Anime) add
Denaos
What happens to our favorite anime characters after school life ends? Well Clannad: After Story tells you what happens. (Some spoilers about Clannad, no after story spoilers)
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Story:10/10
The story drastically improves from the first season. It is really moving, and shall catch your attention with almost every episode. We see the future of our main character, Tomoya. There isn't much to say without spoiling about the story, so go watch it for yourself.

Art:9/10
The art is decent, and it catches your attention to detail at some portions. However, the certain scenes in After Story really make it beautiful for the eyes. The regular scenes are on par, and aren't goofy at all.

Sound:10/10
The soundtrack is well made. The music is very powerful, and will draw your emotions out after listening to it after watching After Story. The background music in each episode is amazing. It is well timed and placed at the correct moment, and makes the viewers feel connected to the story.

Character: 10/10
We continue to see the development of Tomoya's character. As life after high school begins, we see the struggles he faces with his life and how he deals with it. We also see the other characters, but the main focus is Tomoya.

Enjoyment: 10/10
I was so hooked to After Story that after almost every episode I was depressed for the rest of the day. It grabs you and pulls you in. This series could be binge watched, but most likely you should slowly watch it at your own pace.

Overall:10/10
I found After Story to be a satisfying conclusion to the series. I was moved at certain moments, and enjoyed each episode.
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7 hours ago
Amanchu! (Anime) add
Galdino
"The folly of youth, you see, is that you sometimes convince yourself that your world is confined to a familiar object the size of your palm. But it's all right. Look up and see. There's an endless world of fun starin' ya right in the face." -Kohinata Kino
(SPOILERS BELOW NOT REALLY MAJOR THO BC IT'S SOL)

It only took 7 minutes for me to realize I was going to love Amanchu!, these 7 minutes gave one of the strongest first impressions I've seen in a long time for sure. The relaxing, nostalgic background music, the quiet humming of a motorcycle and the gorgeous background art assured that I was already relaxed and taking in that lovely healing SOL effect only 30 seconds in. But seeing the grandma smoking a cigarette was what really let me know I was in for a treat.

After the opening played (I'll touch on that later don't you worry now) a clumsy, shy girl rides up to the cliff by the ocean, right near a diving shop. Despite the fact that she's surrounded by natural beauty she's glued to her phone. While this shy girl (Futaba or Teko) sits on a rock there is another girl diving in the ocean below, diving. A girl who we will later learn is named Hikari (or her nickname Pikari). I love this detail because it establishes an immediate connection between these two without them even being aware of it, but it isn't just that. This scene creates a very important Dichotomy between Teko and Pikari: Pikari has a smile on her face because she is experiencing the world around her and doing something she loves, while Teko is glued to her phone and isn't smiling, she has closed herself off. And that is what Amanchu! is to me: a story about a girl who has closed herself off from the world due to being too timid, and her journey to escape that and learn to put herself out there and try new things.

It is while Teko is on this rock by the sea that a giant wave splashes, startling her, and forcing her to look up and pay attention to her surroundings. She was in awe of how amazing the ocean was, the ocean that she had previously been ignoring and taking for granted. And it is during this scene where grandma Kohinata imparts the words from the beginning of this review.

Story - 7
It is difficult to put a score on a sol story as the enjoyment of the series rarely relies on the narrative. However in this case (and there are several others similar) the story is what drives it. The story is quite simply about Pikari dragging Teko out of her shell and Teko learning to pursue interests and interact with the world she lives in. It's about personal growth and the sort of symbolic goal of Teko eventually diving in the ocean that filled her with such awe at the beginning of the series, but read more
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8 hours ago
Shugo Chara! (Anime) add
hope-kibou
I hope this review helps! :)

Story: 7
The story was quite interesting, and so was the idea of Shugo Charas/Guardian Characters, would-be selves. I liked the fact that the story explored many different characters and why they have a Shugo Chara (if they do), as well as the twists. However, the only bad thing I can say about the story is that like many magical girl anime, there is a lot of filler. Although interesting, wouldn't it be better if they could just skip to the next important parts? But all the same, the filler was enjoyable too.

Art: 7
Can't say much because this isn't a very new anime, but I like the art style. It's rather basic, and simple. It gives off a cheery and bright mood. Animation is fine, and yeah, there are the typical magical girl transformation scenes, but I don't mind them.

Sound: 8
The OPs and EDs are really good and memorable. Also, the songs in the anime (Utau's songs) are really good as well. The background music also really suits the anime, and the characters all had brilliant voices that showed their personality well, I applaud the seiyuus.

Character: 8
I quite liked the character bonding and relationships that improved over time. This is the good part of all the filler. I also liked all the characters' designs and personalities, which are all really different and individual. Although this is something that happens in a lot of magical girl anime, I liked the fact that the enemies became allies after the main characters defeated them or persuaded them to become good.

Enjoyment: 7
I quite enjoyed watching all 51 episodes of this, because it always made me laugh. Even though there was a lot of filler, this anime really gave me a lot of hope in my life. I'm not ashamed at all to say that I watched this and loved it.

Overall: 8
I highly recommend this anime to those who like magical girl anime, as well as cheerful and funny ones with great messages.
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8 hours ago
Dragon Ball Super (Anime) add
edwin_flores_jr
the show is amazing nothing is perfect, these are just naruto fans giving it bad reviews lol most of them hate dragon ball z trust me i know a bunch of them, alot of them wont even watch dragon ball they say it boring, the english series made it that way lol but the show is the best i grew up watching dragon ball z, i love anime and this new series is really really good.

dragon ball z, is the best anime ever, anime wouldn't be the same with out it, its been so long since they made the show and i think its going pretty good

love the show, cant wait to see more!

edwin-san
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8 hours ago
Mob Psycho 100 (Anime) add
GoldenDevilGamer
Last year, One Punch Man rose to popularity and became of the most mainstream and popular anime of the current decade. However, the mangaka of One Punch Man also had another really good series that not many have heard about, Mob Psycho 100. With an adaptation for ONE’s other series, Mob Psycho 100 was also able to generate a good amount of popularity, due to it living off of One Punch Man’s brand. Though there might be some similarities between the two series, Mob Psycho 100 is quite different One Punch Man in a lot of ways. And it manages to create its own name, rather than relying on the popularity of what its being compared too. Mob Psycho 100 is more original, well-written and thought-provoking than it initially seems.

~{Story}~
Mob Psycho 100 is about an 8th grader psychic named Shigeo (also known as Mob) who tries his best to become a normal person by trying to fit into society. The story focuses on Mob and how he tries his best to control his powers and not cause any harm, while being in very risky situations. The story may seem a bit simplistic at first, and near the beginning it kind of is, but the series starts to get more complex and explores many themes like morality and what it means to be different. But the story just doesn’t focus on Mob, but also other characters too, like his mentor (who is a scammer) and his brother (who has an inferiority complex). At first the series has more of an episode/slice-of-life structure, but in the second half, the main story gets introduced. And also, a lot of the omake chapters from the manga got adapted, so you’ll be seeing some short stories revolving around Reigen and Mob throughout the series. The overall story doesn’t really end, since the manga is ongoing, but the final arc of this series wraps up nicely, while teasing what’s next to come. Hopefully it gets a second season to continue the series.
Story: 9/10

~{Presentation}~
Mob Psycho 100 looks and feels a lot different from your normal anime. The style is very over-the-top, exaggerated and weird, and it matches the tone of the series. It’s supposed to be weird and quirky and its style isn’t something you will see often. But the series just isn’t a comedy as it is more than that. There are a good amount of moments in the series when things get a lot more serious and emotional. Unlike One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100 expects you to take them seriously. However, they are handled in such a way that you as a viewer are aware that things aren’t being played for jokes anymore. The series switches between its tones very well and not once did it ever feel drastic. The art style is quite unique too, and that will be mentioned later in this review. Bones did a good job in adapting the manga, though it’s not the most perfect adaptation I’ve read more
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9 hours ago
Kimi no Na wa. (Anime) add
macklez
Once in a while, there's a movie that can catch you attention right off the bat. This one wasn't one of them. I was, regrettably, playing Fire Emblem Fates (the shipping game be too strong). But what really caught my attention within maybe 10 minutes was the eerie atmosphere. Bear in mind that I had actually forgotten the synopsis and I was being nagged to watch this movie. Maybe I'm imagining things but even with the first few scenes, my impression was that this story can't be a slice of life story. There's an ethereal force that would move it and I was not wrong.

**SPOILER ALERT - SOME ELEMENTS OF THE PLOT ARE DISCUSSED**

Story - 8

The story opened with an incredible vibe for slice of life, but something is off. We can tell from the character interactions that something is out of place. In fact, this supernatural force drives our two main characters, Taki and Mitsuha through the story. I should note that what I really enjoyed was that the force wasn't some explicit magic. It was definitely supernatural, but never fully explained nor was it required to be explained. Instead, a metaphor was used to give feeling and connection to this force.

The narrative quickly establishes the norms in each of their lives through each others' perspectives (no further spoilers) and from that point on, they begin to change. With a large emphasis on character interaction, the plot suffers slightly with a few changes in pacing later on. Nearly all scenes transition smoothly from one to another; only a few stand out and do not fit with the overall tone.

The weaker aspect of the narrative was an imbalanced shift in character roles. One main character would take over the narrative more than the other. Maybe this is just my nitpicking (or fanboying) but I preferred a more balanced character narrative.

In all honesty, I was disappointed by (what I consider) the climax. It threw me off course relative to the events that led up to the climax in the first place. From that point on, the plot got a bit muddled for me. The single reason: there was one loophole that the plot never addressed again. I probably was too fixated on it to fully pay attention. The saving grace was the ending, which instantly gave me PADS.

If you don't know what PADS is, urbandictionary it.

Art - 9

For the entirety of the movie, I have to say the art remained consistent. The style suited the mood and definitely complemented the atmosphere. It wasn't overly vibrant but used more dull tones to suit the down-to-earth atmosphere of the movie. There were no shounen-esque characters that screamed out "I am the hero;" all characters fit into a realm of reality.

Sound - 9

The. Sound. Was. AWESOME. Not only was it awesome, it was scored by RADWIMPS, which is a japanese rock band. The soundtrack stands out on its own because of the musical tone; its not outright melodious but juxtaposes read more
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9 hours ago
Lupin III: Green vs. Red (Anime) add
FluffyNekos
From what I see, people don't understand the true meaning to it. One of the characters is called Yasuo, named after the voice actor of the original Lupin who died in 1995. He first started with the Green Jacket like how Yasuo in the movie is. This movie is to celebrate 40 years of Lupin the Third, what better way to celebrate than to reference the guy that help the character come to life? The plot doesn't make sense because it's supposed to reference all the Lupin movies and other things. If you "truly are a Lupin fan" then you would understand most/all the reference. There is a hidden meaning to it all, though it mostly concerns the future of the series and lore, since this was an original of Monkey Punch, can't say that it has a solid plot for sure. But if you're well versed in the World, Lore and History of Lupin the Third and you want more lore, see references, or have a laugh at the jokes, I highly recommend this movie. As a fan of Lupin, I enjoyed it from beginning to end, though I recommend you watching it more than once to fully see what's going on. That is all, thank you for reading.
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9 hours ago
Hunter x Hunter (2011) (Anime) add
beckmn
Manga (and comics) is a media that has been widely disregarded by adults and critics because of its childish art, or target audience (which are mainly kids and teenagers). This is especially true for Hunter x Hunter as it was published in weekly shonen jump. A first glance at this anime has put off many viewers. But for what seems to be a kid's show, underneath it lies a rich story masterfully executed, characters so unique and likable, and themes so profound and relevant.

We begin our story with the protagonist Gon Freecss as he embarks on a journey to find his dad. But as they point it out in the anime itself, it's never truly about the destination, but rather the journey and the people you have experienced them with. The story is very structural at first glance. There is a clear beginning, middle, and end, separated with arcs that flawlessly flow into the next one. One thing the author does here is that he uses the first few arcs to set up the universe, and the characters. He then meticulously develops each character throughout the series which might be a slow pace for some people, but is absolutely necessary for a big payoff at the later parts in the story.

Speaking of characters, that would probably be my favorite thing about this series: Character development. It's safe to say that you'd like almost all of the characters. Whether they are villains, allies or just the henchmen, each character has a clear motivation to do what they are doing. Some are righteous and some are devious, and all of them act within their nature without becoming too one dimensional.

All in all I would say this is a must watch for anyone who likes a masterfully crafted story, whether you're an anime fan or not. And if you invest enough time in this series it will easily earn a spot in your top 10 list guaranteed.
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9 hours ago
Handa-kun (Anime) add
Apdo1
Handa kun has a very simple but reasonable setting that purposefully made for the sake of the comedy rather than its story or moving the plot forward. And dont judge this anime based off from its sequel (barakamon that came out first), because, you know, both of them is a slice a pretty typical slice of life anime with comedy as a mix to it. Since slice of life's essential facet is to add the comedy into them. All slice of life are like that, even if the greatest slice of life anime in the UNIVERSE like Barakamon that delivers its theme, character development, relationship, and philosophy for success in life and shit.


Handa-kun's comedy is a pretty unique and peculiar one to me as an anime "watcher", or as a fucking Otaku. Like really, just call me an otaku coz you all are one as fucking well. But why is it peculiar? That style of comedy though, through the excessive uses of miscommunication, misunderstanding, and characterization or ascription of godly, so fucking pro and badass characteristics to the MC. This anime may seem like an identical fucking anime to the Sakamoto Desu Ka series but it's really not. Just some of the theme, character's position and other facet are, but not its entirety. The side character or minor and the support character are alot more "good looking", or suitable for the role that they have in the anime. With some addition role that hasn't been introduced to Sakamoto Desu ka ofc. Like the horny ass otaku who draws shit loans of ecchi shit, or reverse gender of someone.

The earliest part of the anime is pretty funny in my perspective, but as the anime progresses, i just find its forced comedy, repetitive uses, and the lack of character development abit too much now. This is not fucking Re:zero for christ sake, it doesn't makes it ok to spend the 16+ (in this case it's 12 episodes) for a character development or realization to happen. Barakamon has done a fine job in that, but to see the prequel to fail to do so, this is just sad to me as a hardcore (presumably) Barakamon fan. Coz that shit gotta be one of the fucking best slice of life anime in the fucking universe no doubt. Plus they also took a real local kids to voiced each kids character, it's fucking nice. You could definitely feel the bond between the voice actors and the character simultaneously as you watch the anime, and that's what makes this anime so great. You should definitely check that one out. I wouldn't recommend you to compare or watch Handa-kun first, then go to Barakamon. Just pretend that this anime has really nothing to do with Handa Sei in Barakamon. But this is just a comedy with no real contribution to his character (aside from being a loner, unsociable, but wanting to interact with others kinda person). In the later episode or halfway to the end of read more
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wabari
This season of Danganronpa kept me interested. With Junko dead, another killing game where you can't leave and have forbidden actions kept me willing to watch more.

I liked this anime and watched it to the very end. Making assumptions to only find out they were wrong.

My least favorite charactter would have to be Ruruka. For spoiler reasons she did many unforgivable stuff and it only ended where you wanted to give her a big hug.

THe art was very good. They changed Naegi's appearance from a little kid to a full grown teenager. Nothing is wrong for the art but I didn't like Touko's change but everything else was fine.

Seeing it end gave me hope for a good ending in the Hope arc.
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10 hours ago
New Game! (Anime) add
Kaylabear564
I love this Anime, and I think anyone looking into it may also like it as much as I do.

Story
The story was well put together, and interesting. I have never, and maybe it's just me, seen an anime over the life of game developers. It wasn't rushed, and kept a nice steady pace. This anime also had a great ending, and gave me a sense of completeness. (Be sure to watch after the credits.;) )

Art
The art may not be one of a kind, I'm sure you'll see it another show, but it was meant to be cutesy, as it was, and really fits with the stories concept. The coloring and style of all the characters was amazing and very different from eachothers.

Sound
The voice actors and their vibe fit with all the characters and their personalities. ALL characters were voiced well.
The Opening and Ending Song Really fit the peppy lives of the group. The background music also fits the scenes, when it was meant to be awkward, it was, when soft and heart warming, it was, and so on.

Characters
The characters, were all unique, and as you watch will get to know a lot more about their personalities, and traits. Their reactions/actions to different things were realistic and you might find yourself doing the same things as they did in certain situations. Though the anime did not go as deep into some of the characters lives as I wanted to. It pretty much sticks to their lives at work, with some exceptions. But all characters were alive and the 'supporting' ones (They were all mains in my opinion.) really helped make the show fun! I can't bring myself to pick a favorite, because I like them all so much, but I would like to cosplay Ahagon Umiko, one of few great characters.

Enjoyment
Now I can loosen up a bit and talk to you as a friend and fan! This anime was amazing! It kept me hooked, and looking forward for the next episode to come out. It kind of reminds me of kiniro mosaic which is another favorite I have. I may not rewatch the series, which I don't usually do anyway, but I may in the far future to refresh the memory of their lives. I do hope to read the manga, hopefully in the flesh, but if not online definitely. I would also hope to buy the series once it on dvd, or something related to it, when/if I have the money! *cries*

Lastly, I do hope that you watch the show, don't take my word about this, amazing, Anime, see for yourself.

It's funny after seeing the show it kind of makes me want to try Aoba's Occupation.
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Gilgamesh2
Explanation of this ova in relation to the visual novel: (spoilers of this ending and a bit of true ending to be able to understand it)

We all know that in the true ending Rin stares as saber disappears (no running from Rin). After a while Saber starts her speech: Basically congratulations, I would have really liked to stay but Shiro has you (it is sooo clear she can be easily convinced, but Rin didn't do anything). In this ending it is also clear Rin is head over heels for Shirou and realises he doesn't care that much for saber.

Good ending: Rin runs like berserker to save saber (it's just a few meters though). Now the big question, Why did Rin saver her?

She knows in this ending Shirou would almost die of sorrow if saber goes (this is based on the visual novel. In the true ending the main character just gives love points to Rin while in this good ending Shirou gives them to both Rin and saber. The reason why Rin keeps insisting saber is her familiar and hers would therefore be because:

- She doesn't want them to get romantically attached (in the VN she tells them not to flirt), she just wants saber to watch over him (so he doesn't become archer) and support him and make him happy.

- Imagine Rin gives saber back. Well, this would be a threesome whether they want it or not. Rin not having a link with saber = having sex with her, the same goes for Shirou. Now, with the link Shirou and Rin can become a couple and mana be supplied constantly without sex.

Something quite relevant as well is that Rin either subsconciously or conciously chooses Archer (Shirou) over saber. She asks archer to remain in this world and cries when he doesn't accept. This happens in both the good and true ending in the visual novel, this ova just doesn't repeat that scene (right before the good ending would come archer's scene).Think that if archer had accepted Rin's proposal both the true and happy endings would be the same (Rin - Shirou - Shirou). I do believe in the good ending Rin runs to save saber because of how much Shirou cares for her (at least 4 points given to her).
Even so by asking archer to stay afterwards saber would have left this world had archer accepted (there's not enough mana for both of them and Rin knows it. She also knows saber isn't selfish to stay that way, by asking archer she's in a way betraying saber, that's why she thinks "I know I shouldn't ask" (but she does ask...) and archer says "I do not know if you will keep your contract with saber, but I am nor qualified for that").
These sentences are taken from the VN.
I hope you anime only guys understand better what happened now.

Overall it is a very good OVA. Saber doesn't die, what else in needed? =P
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10 hours ago
Usagi Drop (Anime) add
MoonShineDown
Story
Straightforward story, with no unnecessary complications; it is easy to follow. It is not a particularly thought provoking anime, nor does it try to be one, but it quite succinctly, and satisfyingly explores the subject of parenthood. There is an overarching plot, but that gives way to a more episodic sort of structure, with plot pieces being discovered along the way. This honestly works in favor of the show, making it easy to follow, and easy to consume.

Art
The art style is definitely unlike other anime I have seen. The episodes begin with a short intro with frames like a watercolor/marker image. The rest of the episode will use more typical style. Though the style is not particularly detailed or realistic, the designs of the characters are simple and realistic.

Sound
Background music was fitting, but nothing was particularly memorable. No complaints. I didn't find the OP/ED songs to be spectacular either. I did enjoy the voice acting on each of the characters though, as they were, how shall I say.. normal? With the realistic setting having the characters speak without the great exaggeration that many animes use, the voicing was pretty grounded and realistic, and each character was voiced by a fitting voice actor.

Character
The characters are realistic, belonging to a realistic setting, and they do change over the season, as one can expect about an anime about a transition from one lifestyle to another.
Rin in particular makes the whole anime work as, even though she is not the character we follow, she is the character that most of the anime revolves around. If you're worried about disliking an anime about taking care of a child, Rin will ease that immediately, as she is consistently super cute, intelligent, and well-behaved.
As the anime follows Daikichi as he is thrust into the new world of parenthood, he is very relatable, which is good because there are many (not too much) instances where we hear his inner monologue. Really it is his development and interactions with new characters that keeps the show at a good pace.

Enjoyment
I found this anime extremely easy to consume. While I imagine this may not be the case for everyone, I had no reservations about the show being about a new parent. It was a simple, peaceful kind of enjoyable, and I enjoyed it so much so that I would recommend it to just about anyone.
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10 hours ago
Soul Eater NOT! (Anime) add
MissUnamusedNerd
ACTUALLY A NICE SHOW

For your first time viewing the show keep in mind it's nothing like the show before i. So keep in mind and treat it as if it's a brand-new show that just happens to take place in that universe. If you expected to be more like "soul eater" you're not gonna like the show whatsoever.

The title "Soul Eater NOT!" is a fair warning that it's nothing like "Soul Eater" this is less action and more of a cutsie slice of life kind of deal.

I understand why a lot of people hate this spin-off and judging by the reputation in the community people were very salty that the main characters from "soul eater" appeared in the series and hardly did anything. When watching the show keep in mind the story is an about them it's about these three new characters and a whole new roster of side characters.

The characters at the beginning of the show are very annoying: The optimistic yet hard on herself main character, the tsundere that hates being left out, and the forgetful dits. But they do developed into well likeable characters.
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10 hours ago
Shuffle! (Anime) add
PsyChoticMonk
This is an anime that will cause you try and drown yourself in a pool of bleach. It is completely awful to watch, more painful than driving rusty nails through your eyes. School Days is a better anime than this in that at least some of the demented characters get killed. This anime, sadly, doesn't have this wonderful ending.

Story: An indecisive dumbass attracts a bunch of dumbass females. The plot here is literally the indecisiveness. That's not a story, that's shit.

Sound: Unfortunately there is sound, I wish it was silent with no subtitles or anything.

Character: Amazing character development as to how fucking stupid they can be.

Enjoyment: Alcohol tested, it fails.
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PsyChoticMonk
This is an experimental anime, specifically what kind of anime would you produce while under heavy influence of methamphetamine. But this anime appears to have required a copious amount of the said drug.

Story: Nonsensical, really anything that resembles a plot is just there by accident.

Art: Nope

Sound: There is indeed sound, not good but it is there.

Character: It appears that the character being so demented that it is an accurate reflection of the creator. A deranged psychotic writer.

Enjoyment: Nope nor does using drugs and alcohol help.

Overall: It is crap, really poor execution into something that could have been done better but it is shit full nonsense of an anime.
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10 hours ago
Macross Δ (Anime) add
harukint
I haven't watched such a terrible show in years (I don't really watch too many tho). It is so terrible that I have to get on a public website and rant about it. The story is OK, but the way the story is told is awful. I do not feel emotional at all to all the plots, characters in this series what's so ever. By comparing with Macross F, I was hooked at least from the first six or seven episodes. I watched this series simply because it's Macross - I wanna know the plot, period. The staff seem very strong yet I'm very disappointed that they made a show that is so plain, tasteless. The struggle of all the characters are all too cliche. I bet any high school student can write this kind of juvenile story. Storyboard, I guess, is the one to blame. Unfortunately the director, Kenji Yasuda happened to be a terrible storyboard. Therefore he can only direct a show with mediocre storyboard and thus a dull show.
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11 hours ago
Orange (Anime) add
Abdullmohaimn
Orange is a good shoujo it's not one of the best that comes out in years but still it's decent

Romance/slice of life anime are generally the same and orange isn't really different than other shoujo anime overall but to tell why it's considered good is basically because it actually has a plot and not just have the main heroine run after the incredibly stupid main character who also loves her but doesn't know any better and vice versa

Story : the main character receives letters from her future self warning her so that she doesn't repeat her mistakes and it tells her most of what happens not a bad idea actually she embarks on a journey to save on her friends based on a letter she got from her future self

Characters : some of the characters are interesting not the main hero/heroine though they're stereotypical but that's not really a bad thing i liked them actually

Sound : i didn't really like the op/ed but the voice acting was really good and even though the soundtracks aren't really memorable it suits the anime fine

Art : the art was really better than i expected when i heard the manga is becoming an anime i really felt they would screw up the animation but it turned out really well

Enjoyment : to get this straight if you enjoy romance/slice of life then this is a must
But if you don't i'm not sure you're gonna like it
I enjoyed it myself as for a recommendation i recommend it if you are either : a fan of the genre
Or : if you have nothing else to watch
Seriously watch it
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11 hours ago
Sakamoto desu ga? Special (Anime) add
R_TF
I'm a mere human being who can't comprehend the greatness of Sakamoto but he's back once again to teach us some more "LIFE HACKS"
If you desire for "SWAG" in everything,then look no further,you've already reached your destination.

Envy of those Japanese who can watch newly aired episodes without subtitles?Now,you can learn kanji just by syncing your lips with Sakamoto sensei.
OH YEAH.
Insecure of wearing glasses?don't worry,Sakamoto will teach you how to wet girls just from eye contact.
OH YEAH.
Your sexual desire is something beyond normal human being?If yes,from now on even ghost will carve for you.
OH YEAH.


On the serious note,this is the 13th episode which was delayed due to some circumstances,it mostly a flashback of first few episodes with some new stuff.

PLOT-
He is the hero the world deserve,but not the one it needs right now , he'll captivate you with his coolness,change your life and go away, you'll remember him for what he was ,make him your deity because simply you can,you'll think about him 24X7 and even forget about your waifu.
A silent sensei, swag full protector, and his name is SAKAMOTO.

ANIMATION-
Wear a pair of sunglasses so you don't get blinded by Sakamoto's Sparkly Cool,cooler,coolest styles.

The only thing that shatters my heart into pieces is the change of Kubota's legendary hairstyle, anyway, it was nostalgic.



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11 hours ago
Ajin (Anime) add
lEONHEL
"Immortality" describes AJIN.

- Well the story focuses on Humans capturing this Ajins, and when they are captured Experimenting, Torturing and even lock them in short Cruelty. So most of the Story is all about Hide and Seek probably,even War about Humans and Ajins.

- The Animation is Good since the Studio animate this is Polygon Pictures the one animate Knights of Sidonia. The Fightings is good either.

- Musics are Great both OP and Ending.

- Characters are Meh, specially this protag.

- Enjoyment well many people don't enjoy/hates the Art on some sort so they don't/won't watch this show so this show is underrated, but stick to it you'll get used to it.

So my Score is 7
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Haru1994
*this review contains spoilers* *read at your own discretion*

I was highly skeptical when I first started watching Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu since I was under the misconception that it was another one those animes with eye-catching visual presentation (mainly the anime cover) and generic fantasy premise, struggling to separate itself from similar shows that make use of the weary “transported into another world” concept by aiming to be a lighthearted fantasy story mixed with gore, death and dark psychological elements.

I honestly thought I was going to dislike this show despite the original creator’s, Tappei Nagatsuki, intention to showcase time travel in a way that could easily be associated with checkpoints or save points in videogames: A magical ability that allows you to go back in time to visited locations and (most likely) at the very start of experienced events. You might be asking, “What’s the catch?”.

Well, all you need to do is die a painful death before it can be triggered. It sounded like the perfect recipe for exhausting repetitiveness, especially after I learned a little bit about the kind of character that obtains this ability. That’s not all.

I couldn’t shake the feeling that every character would exhibit a wide range of stereotypes (one per character) that reinforces their external appearances and vice versa without any small hints of uniqueness to their personalities.

For example, the main character is a hikikomori, modern otaku poisoned by anime and games that is portrayed as a hot-headed, zany, rash and powerless young man. One day, out of nowhere, this anonymous young hero embarks on an epic journey in another realm.

He wears a tracksuit and has “sanpaku eyes”. The guy becomes the target of affection from many of the girls in the fantasy world he has been transported to, without developing meaningful relationships with them first.

He builds a harem that consists of cliché, boring and uninspired females such as mary sues’, tsunderes, lolis’s and so on, becomes super powerful somehow, makes friends, overcomes any obstacle he encounters, defeats the main antagonist all by himself and successfully wins the heart of the main heroine.

In other words, he could be best described as the typical shounen hero and the plot is basically about how he lives the ideal life in a fictitious world that many of us dreams of having.

It doesn’t sound like the most unorthodox characterization and story, does it? However, after completing this fantastic anime with abundant originality and suspenseful moments, allow me to elaborate more on my reasons for giving Re: Zero a score of 10/10 overall.

If you keep reading this review, you’ll understand that everything I’ve said about the protagonist, female characters and plot in the example I just provided is NOT entirely true. I’m gonna try to keep it short.

Plot: 9/10

The show starts with our main character Natsuki Subaru who is instantaneously transported without warning to a parallel fantasy world while he was on his way back home from read more
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KSt0ne
Better than the first season, but still lacking.

At least this time around they're actually doing something. This might be a relatively short review, but here goes:

Overall, I gave it a 6/10: Fair. There were a few factors that worked really well in the series but it was held back by the two most important ones: Story and Characters. We might as well talk about those first.

Characters: 5/10
Oh man are they all over the place.

LtCol Guren does redeem himself a bit in this season. He comes off a bit more as a competent commander of a special unit, whereas there were just some actions in the first season that made him look like a joke. That's something I just cannot get over. One moment he's serious, and the next he's extremely immature. It seems like the writers could not grasp a hold of the actual character. Furthermore, they could have really done more to explain his relationship with his demon weapon. You'll have to see it to know what I mean, but they barely covered it, leaving no effect on the audience whatsoever.

Yoichi: Classic goodie-two-shoes. God I hate these worthless people. Yoichi, during the series is portrayed as a competent squad member with high talent. Okay, he does do a few things in combat that makes him not completely suck, but he's such a bland character that lacks strength and doesn't really have an emphasized level of intelligence either. His only redeeming quality is that he is a supportive, good person. Bleh.

Shinoa: I did like her since the first season. She's witty and antagonizing towards the main characters. She's usually a decent Squad Leader, yet this season, and bits of the first one, she had a few lapses. I guess they're still kids afterall. Perhaps it's good writing to have the viewer both like and dislike the character in some ways, or maybe its that they can't decide on one personality for them.

The other squad members: Barely existed this season. Definitely true for Mitsuba, and I can't really think of much to write about Kimizuki. Enough said.

Mika: Not too much to judge wrong with this character, though later on in the series, you run into a very BL interaction moment. As we recall, Mika hates humans and hates vampires. He hates everybody and is very conflicted. You don't really get an idea of what he wants, other than the obvious, saving Yu. And even then, you don't really get an idea of how.

Krul: Alright, I must admit, I'm tired of the common vampires, zombies, werewolves, etc that are just flooding the fiction/fantasy world. Krul is probably among 2 vampires that I actually like/pay any attention to. (The other, of course is everyone's favorite little donut eating blonde). There is definitely something intriguing about Krul's body language, her tone of voice and her special treatment of Mika. Plus, she's read more
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Yesterday, 3:07 PM
Rewrite (Anime) add
Chiburo
Rewrite

Art/Characters: So the art style for this show is pretty traditional for a stereotypical harem, but there are a few differences. The main thing being that a lot of the characters really look alike when you just glance at them. I had legitimate struggles telling the difference between three characters because their face and their hair styles are so similar. As for the rest of the cast, there are two Moe girls and one sassy/tough girl, and this is all exemplified through their art style. The interesting thing about this art is how cartoonish is can get at times. Sometimes things will be serious and really great art, but other times, things look more airbrushed. Another big problem I have is the use of CGI when it comes to some of the things in later episodes, and it really throws me through a loop. The characters themselves are pretty generic for a show like this: The stoic one, the moe one, the shy moe one, the sassy one, the childhood friend, and the overly happy one. As for the lead guy in Rewrite, he is your run-of-the-mill guy who gets embarrassed easily but is deep down kind of a pervert. He cares for his friends tremendously and that can be seen throughout the story which makes it very watchable.

Music/Sound: The music that we hear through the show is actually pretty generic, and pretty forgettable. For example, I just watched the last episode this morning and I can’t remember the theme this afternoon. There are some good songs that can be found in the background of the show, but really there is only one song that really caught my attention and that was at the end of the final arc of the show. Sound itself did a pretty good job however. There were a lot of times where I would catch myself looking away and not really caring what was happening but all of a sudden there was a sound that caught me and hooked me back in. This is a trait I don’t see often and I would like to see more of.

Story: Kotarou Tennouji is a seemingly average high school boy who just wants to be friends with the people around him. But something has been plaguing him and keeping him up at night the last few nights, a girl in a black dress with a red ribbon. He goes and tries to find her one night where he is seemingly killed by this girl. He wakes up, startled, and thankful that it was just a dream, goes back to sleep. But he has a new ability, the ability to rewrite any part of his body to give him more strength and more speed. He is convinced that this has something to do with the girl so he sets out and joins the Occult club, with his friends, to figure out what the heck has happened to him and what is so special about this girl.

Personal Reflection: So the read more
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Boku no Hero Academia (Anime) add
Drevorn
In a world where 80% of the population develop "Quirks" that allow them to use special superpowers, "All men are not created equal". Boku no Hero Academia follows Izuku Midoriya who is apart of the 20% without these "Quirks" but strives to become a hero like his idol, All Might, the world's Symbol of Peace and greatest hero. After an encounter with All Might, Izuku learns his secret and with All Might's help, enrolls in U. A. High School to become the hero he's always dreamed of being.

Boku no Hero Academia is Marvel/DC comics meets Naruto. Everything you see seems to come right out of a comic book. It's exciting, action filled and incredibly interesting to watch. The superpowers are really cool to see and the conflicts are exhilarating. The characters and their powers are all unique and each one is very interesting to see. Though the anime does seem to focus more on the display of their powers rather than the characters themselves. There are a lot of characters to see but you only learn about a few of them. Also, the Villains are very vague in their presence and not much can be said about them. There is a second season on the way and hopefully it'll elaborate more on the characters.

There wasn't much of a story to be told. Nothing is too cliche or predictable but mostly the entire 13 episodes is about Izuku learning to be a hero. The most you can expect out the series is superpowers on display in a comic book feel, which is awesome to watch. Not much else can be said about this anime, I really enjoyed watching it and to me, that's all that matters. I can't wait for the next season.

Likes:
-I loved watching each super power used
-All Might's "weak form" made me laugh
-The characters are all incredibly intriguing and I would really like to learn more about them in the next season.
-The anime ended with sequel bait so I'm excited to see what enfolds in the next season.

Dislikes:
-It made me cringe every time Izuku would break his limbs
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yoyo1217
I've only gotten into the Danganronpa series this past month, but the action packed in this season really brought back all the good parts of the original and made it much more fast-paced and dynamic. Its the perfect blend of action and psychological action. If only it didn't emphasize on hope and despair so much. We get it, Naegi is "Ultimate Hope" and so forth, but it just forces those two words around and around and around. It goes from trying to but despair as the overlapping theme to just full out "despair, 絶望. despair, 絶望, despair, 希望, hope , despair, and so on. It just made the anime a bit less entertaining. Overall, this anime was one of my top 10 anime of the season, maybe even number 1. I strongly suggest this anime to a lot of fans out there who are looking for good and action-packed anime.
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Yesterday, 1:49 PM
Mahou Sensei Negima! (Anime) add
Magister_Jakene
(I don't know why i'm just now writing a review for one of my favorite manga's anime adaptation)

Mahou Sensei Negima!? (Also known as Negima!? Magister Negi Magi in the US [Or was that Japan? I dunno, doesn't matter which name you use]) as I have already stated, is one of the best mangas I have read to date and probably my favorite manga. I have different opinions about the anime though, despite Ken Akamatsu's genius manga.

Negima!? (what I will call it for now on during this review) is one of the worst adaptations of a manga I have ever seen. The art is ATROCIOUS! I only gave it a four because it is an......aged...... show so the graphics won't be as good as the modern day graphics in anime. My problem is not only with the art. The story in the beginning is loose, not making sense to me, but in the end it kinda gets better (I guess) and pieces start coming together. I'm trying to break this into as many paragraphs as possible so I will come back to the flaws later. On to the good stuff.

Despite those other flaws I was talking about, the rest of the show is kinda good. I can particularly note how much I binge watched this show. After watching the second adaptation (I like calling the first Mahou Sensei and the second Magister Negi Magi), Negima!? Magister Negi Magi, which was made by a different studio, resulting in different graphics, you realize how bad Mahou Sensei was and how much better Magister Negi Magi was. I binged both.

The characters in this show are developed well, but the less relevant characters (Misora, Madoka, Satsuki) get less story time than the more relevant like Asuna, Chachamaru, and Chamo (who me and my friend got in a heated argument about how to pronounce his name. Is it Camo [as in military camo] or Chamo [as in Chamo but pronounced how it looks: Cha-Ammo, now put it together. Chamo. Note: I say Camo]). My personal favorite is Asuna (Not pronounced the same as SAO Asuna), mainly because she is my waifu. There aren't really any main characters (Other than Asuna and Negi) because most of the critical characters get the most story time (Example: Evangeline, although she has a part in almost every episode) but aren't classified as main characters during the anime.

I can't really rate sound. It is okay I guess. The voice actors can play the part. The thing I just HAVE to mention before the end of this review. The story tries to make something the manga is not. This is partly why it got another adaptation. The story gets derailed after the first few episodes and it kinda becomes crap after a while. I understand why it got a second adaptation after seeing this anime. The art, the story, ugh. It was enjoyable despite all these flaws. At least it was entertaining.
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Yesterday, 1:40 PM
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (Anime) add
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The trigger to the female main character Shirayuki meeting who she'll meet, getting into messes she'll be getting into is all because of her red hair, but in the anime you have a silver haired prince, a blue haired attendant and a dark green haired character, it makes no sense for her hair to be the solely unique one.
Apart from that, the story development is very entertaining, the anime doesn't empathise her looks too much and focuses on a good character build. But the character backgrounds of most characters are lacking or very anti-climatically explained and the protagonists don't really have an antagonist to balance it out. You could say it's too happy go lucky, no matter what happens it'll turn out well for the protagonists.
The female protagonist is a bit too perfect in that aspect as well, considering she's living in a medieval timeline, living alone, but targeted by many for her rare red hair colour, she bears no grudge towards anybody, even naive at the present and in the future too. She is independent, headstrong and doesn't falter in front of hardships. Admirable but considering it logically it's a too good to be true story of a girl meeting her prince charming. (In comparison the male protagonist faces several more realistic hardships)
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Yesterday, 1:36 PM
Shokugeki no Souma (Anime) add
Holothewisewolf5
At first, Food Wars was something a little different from other animes I've seen. As I watched more episodes, it started to get boring, in my opinion. I like the show, but I just cannot watch more of it.

I'd to give some opinions on a few characters. Soma isn't the type of main character who wins everything from the get go. Erina is kind of a bitch, but you can still find something to like about her. Megumi is that girl who doesn't have much faith in her abilities, but she's very likable. The interactions between these characters and all the others were actually pretty enjoyable. Character interactions are probably the best part of the show.

Despite liking the characters, I lost interest a little over half way through. This is a funny show and all, but watching people compete in cooking gets tiring after a while unless you're really enticed by the food they make, and since the food made in the show isn't my style, that's probably a big reason for why I'm stopping at episode 16. Also, the ecchi is too weird at times; it's hard to believe that the food is so orgasmic to taste for almost everyone who tries it. I'm giving it a 5/10 due to the fact that it's fun to watch, but it gets dull after so long. It's worth giving a shot. Maybe you'll enjoy a bit more than I did.

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Yesterday, 1:21 PM
Aria The Animation (Anime) add
Geddon616
I will be straight and honest now in the beginning when writing this review in my heart i would call this a masterpiece in some ways because of all it gives the one who watches it but the problem is if i just gave it a 10 i would feel like that would be too little critical of it so i will try to give it as good and calm as i can.

First of all the story. Again this is a part i will have problem with staying objective because if there is a city i love it has to be venice and when i found an anime that created a perfect new venice i couldnt help but love it. It has parts of being supernatural in it but it stays true to what it is about. Aqua and the beautiful world of new venecia. It gives you a feeling of wanting more no matter how far you get in it and it can bring you to a sleepy state of dreams there you are trapped into the anime and cant help but to float with it and follow the story as they tell you everything there is about this new planet aqua and its city new venecia. Granted if i want to be more objective i will honestly say that this might feel very slow for some who watches it i will be honest there but for those who appreciate a story telling through and anime like this its capturing.

Again art isnt what im good at but for me it was a nice fit for the anime with a good original feel to it.

The sound was another thing that gave the story life of its own. Granted it might make you sleeping and relaxed too much which might be a bad thing but it also throws you into a sleeping feel there you just want to listen to the soundtrack as the anime floats by.

Every character has something to offer they tell the story of each of the more central characters in its own time. Though Akari will stay a mystery in a way you will still love the characters with their own personal beliefs and stories. Again this anime follow what some might call my pace but that is something i hope those who watch this anime will realise and enjoy to the fullest. '

There was never a moment that i didnt enjoy this anime but there was always a moment there i just wanted more and more because this world felt so vast eventhough its mostly just in the area of neo venecia. There were times i even shed a tear or two because the feels you get from the characters story and music can wring your heart yet give you a laugh or two.

So overall i want to call it a masterpiece eventhough an objective side of me is trying to tell me otherwise i cant really help but loving every part read more
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Yesterday, 1:14 PM
Toradora! (Anime) add
PettankoFTW
Toradora. What can I say exactly? To me personally it was an anime that was just done right. Everything felt right, everything felt good and everything worked.
From the first look on the cover you can’t really infer much from it other than it probably is another anime set in a high school and five students in particular are important, because they are on the front cover.
[Luckily for you, after meticulously researching (watching the series over and over) I have concluded that this anime is a shounen, harem series about a redhead tsundere who wants to bring justice (as well as embodying it) with her trusty dude companion to down a blondy. Wait what? Wrong series? You sure? Shi--]
Even if you understand the name “Toradora” it still doesn’t really tell you that much. “Tora” being the Japanese word for tiger and “Dora” being a shortened form of the Japanese “Doragon” which as you can probably tell means dragon.
However the fun starts once you break the cover and watch an episode or 2 or 5 or 10 or 25, because once you start, it’s not particularly easy to stop (first hand experience).

Without further ado, let us begin.
[If you can’t be “bovered” to read the entirety of this (essay) review (I don’t blame ya), go to the end and there’ll be a short TL;DR section. Baka. (jk jk)]

Art and Animation:
To be brutally honest, the art is SH- (jk jk).
To be brutally honest, I don’t know where to start this review, so might as well be alphabetically at this stage. Right, going to the nitty gritty, the art style and animation isn’t anything out of this world, but then again it doesn’t need to be. From the prospective of the environment that the series is set in (yet another high school), it’s pretty mundane and overused, hence it is fully justifiable; why go all out on making the generic high school (not the focal point of anime) looking like a f**king painting by Mashiro from Sakurasou, it wouldn’t make sense. That said, when the art and animation needs to be good, it is blooming fantastic. This is shown throughout the series on the character’s faces, and once they got that nailed down to a T, the rest of the anime just fitted in perfectly. Animation is great too, especially the subtle details on the character’s faces and body language, and how easily it can be used to infer their emotions and reaction to a situation.

Soundtrack and Voice:
Alright on second thought, alphabetically suck, so we are going to jump ahead and come back to characters.
The soundtrack can only be described as right. There music always compliments what is happening on screen and unlike a lot of other animes out there, Toradora’s soundtracks always feel fresh and add another layer of emotion and feeling. This is especially seen as some parts of the story where music takes more of the centre stage than the actual dialogue, and I can read more
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Yesterday, 1:04 PM
Tamako Love Story (Anime) add
Werty800
Tamako Love Story was a huge surprise to me. I thought it was going to be just more cute stuff, like the main series. I was wrong.

Skipping my usual "You might like/dislike this anime if", because you will most likely watch this, if you watched and enjoyed Tamako Market.

Story: 7
As far as the story goes, it is extremely slow paced. That's because this is not your typical romance. This movie focuses heavily on the things, that young people go through, when they fall in love, how they deal with it etc. It leads to some monologues and a lot of scenes that don't contribute to the story, but instead develop characters, or build up the atmosphere. I could quite honestly sum up the story in four sentences max. That doesn't mean it's bad, it does it's job definetely, but nothing more beyond that. The focus here lies on the characters, which ultimately leads to the slow pacing problem. Oh, but the ending is one of my most memorable moments, when it comes to anime. It abolutely stole my heart by how perfectly it was directed. Overall, It's simple, yet charming.

Art and Animation: 11
This movie's artstyle is absolutely breathtaking. It is one of the prettiest, cutest, most heartwarming things I ever lied my eyes upon. It can portray its meaning perfectly through the wide colour pallet, which is used to the fullest. Some scenes I can still clearly remeber, after a year, just because of how amazing they looked. It takes a few steps forward compared to its predecessor in every aspect, including the animation, which is even more fluid. Of course you can't change the mostly simple, plain character designs, as the characters that are being focused on, are the ones that didn't stand out, but you can't blame it for that of course. They did try, and the slight improvement can be seen, but it stays true to the core material. Also, the eyes. These shiny, pretty eyes, that feel like they can fit galaxies inside of them. So much moe cuteness in one movie. Overall, it's one of the best things I ever lied my eyes upon.

Sound: 10
When it comes to one upping, the OST didn't stay back either. It can take what already was amazingly portrayed through the artstyle, and make it even more memorable. It, again, prefectly fits the atmosphere. One of the most touching OSTs in my opinion, but of course music is subjective.

Characters: 9
While the characters weren't too heavily expanded upon in Tamako Market, here they are the key aspect, and they don't disappoint. Tamako gets more backstory, more development and even more screen time. The other main character here is Mochizou, who gets about the same ammount of care. This movie is focused on his affection towards Tamako, that, as was stated before, he loved for a long time. It daftly explores the feelings of both MCs, portrays them and takes them to another level of reality. I have never seen feelings so read more
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Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Galo Sengen (Anime) add
MaskettaSenpai
The meme so supreme you have to scream.

This is an emotional rollercoaster of a production. As our lavishly animated characters transform, so do we. This is not only a remarkable coming of age tale, however; it is also a scathing satire of Japanese youth culture and our human foibles as a whole. It turns the mirror to the viewer, and makes them ask the question: Do I go, go, galo sengen? Does anyone?

Hideaki Anno is a hack. Hayao Miyazaki is a fraud. There is only Galo Sengen.

Please understand, I only give this masterpiece a ten out of ten because MAL's reductive scoring system permits me to go no higher. A ten implies mere perfection. Galo Sengen is beyond such petty concepts.
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Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Another (Anime) add
MR9
Twist Twist Twist. mother of twist.
An underrated anime. Number 2 on my favourite list, right after Code Geass.
a little bit boring....... but if you pay attention, it will get on your nerve. First two episodes are spent in total darkness about the main story, but don't worry, it will get better.
you may find some episodes boring, but watch till the end. you will be surprised to see what happened.
the real twist stands at episode 10 & 11. i was shocked to see what was happening, though i was expecting that.
A great experience it was. best anime in horror gener in my opinion.

& just in case...... beware of umbrellas. Umbrellas can be used to kill people, and the victims find it really painful..........
Didn't get it ? then go and see this awesome show.
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Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Dennou Coil (Anime) add
Torrexuh
This anime it's a bit complicate to define, but I can just say that is very surprising.

With a very deep plot as animes as Evangelion, give to the animation a very interesting point, the intrigue.
The way the characters are expossed and how all of them have got their own
worries, feelings..

What's going to happen on the next episode?

How are the characters going to get out of this mess?

Those are two of many other questions that come to your mind every finishing a episode and it's very amusing the way the story goes on.
May the animation interfere with some people that are not that match into anime, but they are all gonna lose a very good work, from the same genius
who directed Evangelion.

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Yesterday, 11:16 AM
D.Gray-man Hallow (Anime) add
_Kyoko-chan_
OK so I somehow managed to complete the anime but GOD that was Torture for me.

D.Gray-man is a Master-Piece for me whether it was the manga or the 1st season anime and I was SOOO HAPPY and Overjoyed about the announcement of the 2nd season after so long. So if you're not a Hardrcore fan of them like me then this review is not for you cause you'll think that I'm Overreacting.

#Story
It picks up from where it left in the previous season leaving some chapters but sticking closely to the manga which is the only good thing about this show beside promoting the manga.

#Sound & Characters
I convinced myself to accept the change of the Seiyuus and give a chance for the new ones since I like most of them in other works but I was SOOOO DISAPPOINTED. There was a killing SHALLOWNESS in their voices and not even 1/10th of the characters's feelings and emotions that you feel in this important turning point of the manga (or what we felt from the previous Seiyuus) presented, and so the characters personalities and characteristics were all gone, which is SOOO VEXING and SAD and basically RUINED the whole show. T~T

(Oh, But I liked the old music background they put, It gave me a nostalgic feeling.)

#Art & Enjoyment
The art and animation were average overall to poor at some points and jokes and funny interactions between the characters were dead even though their amount was small in this point of the original work but their presentation was bad.

#Overall
For their defense MAYBE the short limit of the 13 episodes which had to cover this arc was the reason of such POOR Performance, STILL its disappointing and heart breaking for me no matter the reason . Even with all this I still have no heart to give it less than 8/10 honoring This Master-Piece of a manga.
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Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Anime) add
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This is the worst anime i have ever seen. I saw a lot of trash but this is a size to big.

The story made like zero sense and it's just annoying to watch his action after a revive again and again.




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Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Mob Psycho 100 (Anime) add
KuroKagami94
Living by the shadow of One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100 is probably the best anime that aired this season. People are always complaining about how anime is always the same: boys that can travel back in time, tsundere protagonists or MMORPG worlds.

Mob Psycho 100 tells the story of an overpowered boy who doesn't know he's overpowered. About a boy that doesn't feel special just because he has powers. He instead wants to become more popular and more fitting to other humans.

Story 10/10

I thought MP100 was similar to OPM since the protagonists is an overpowered esper that can deal with almost any evil spirit. But after some episodes, the anime tells you the story of an underdog. A guy who doesn't feel special just because he can defeat spirits. He is a humble boy who wants to be better in other ways. Mob is in love with a girl and he wants to impress her, but he knows his powers are not the way to impress a girl. Mob is given the opportunity to join the "esper club" but he is not interested in that. In conclusion, Mob is a boy who wants to overcome his own insecurities that happens to be a powerful esper.

Character 10/10

Characters are so funny and likeable. Apart from Mob, we have Reigen (Mob's master), Ritsu (Mob's brother) , Dimple and some other characters that join later. The story takes a lot of comedy twists and they totally work. Reigen is a smart con man that always knows how to deal with every situation. Also, he's very caring towards Mob. Ritsu is a boy who feels overshadowed by his brother, but learns to overcome that during the plot development.

Art and Sound 10/10

The animation is impressive. The fights look so damn great and epic. Contrary to OPM, real fights actually happen and they look fine! The music is astonishing and the opening is not bad either.

Overall 10/10

Mob Psycho 100 has a lot of perks: good animation, good story, good character development and it also comes as one of the best comedy shows out there. If you liked One Punch Man, you will absolutely love Mob Psycho 100. If not, I feel like Mob Psycho 100 can get a place in your heart.

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