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25 minutes ago
NHK ni Youkoso! (Anime) add
Stelliferous
The first couple episodes - at least the first six or so, minimum - are VERY painful and cringe-inducing. This could just be on my part, though - the beginning episodes deal with the themes of extreme, borderline-schizophrenic paranoia, pedophilia, and the very VERY deep end of otaku fandom, none of which I can relate to, and all of which were tackled from an annoying, happy-go-lucky viewpoint. I'm...not really a fan of purely-goofy anime, even when the goofs are good. And at the start of Welcome to the NHK, the goofs are baaaaad.

It gets much better as time goes on, though, and I'm really glad I stuck with it. The series gradually shifts from niche subcultures to more widely-relatable themes like depression, loneliness, and anxiety, and the "drama" part of the comedy-drama genre shines more and more. The comedy never truly goes away, but it also feels as though it doesn't really spoil the dramatic moments at all, which is a rarity.

By the end of the show, I grew to love even the characters that were most annoying at the beginning. This show has a lot of flaws, mostly concentrated at the beginning, but I feel like that early bumpiness is a big part of what gives this show its unique feel. If you really want to know if this show is for you, I'd suggest watching through to the end of episode 11 - that's where the series' first big 'wham' is. If it's still not speaking to you by then, it might just not be for you.

It could very well be a cathartic anime, if you yourself struggle with issues like anxiety and depression, or simple feelings of failure. Also, the romance ends up being way adorable, if that's your thing.
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39 minutes ago
Aku no Hana (Anime) add
Dwn2hellsk8
Most people like to shit on this show's animation, but the truth is that its just different and while it took a while to get used to, i still loved the drawings. The story overall starts off interesting and you find yourself sympathizing with the main character, however towards the end we realize how much of a piece of shit he really is based on the decisions he made (somewhat spoiler). This is not an easy show to watch due to the cringe and stupidity of the main character and is exactly what you would expect from an anime listed as psychological. The plot twists are interesting and very entertaining, but overall it's just the main character who ends up being a disappointment. Don't expect much of a romance, the story is mainly centered around the main character, and if you will go deep enough, it explores the 3 main types of people depicted in Japanese culture. If youre looking for a romantic story, this is not the show for you, lets just say the ending isn't what we think it will be after we see the dedication saeki has to their relationship. (bit of a spoiler, watch the show to find out what i mean) Therefore in conclusion i wouldn't necessarily recommend this show to anyone but if asked about it i would say: "just watch it".
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1 hour ago
Gosick (Anime) add
Sadist_Tonmoy
Wow... I finished the anime.... It's Really amazing! At the beginning, it was a detective story, then it went on becoming a story of love, a story of war and finally a story of life.

It is undoubtedly a unique anime. The story is set in between 1924 and 1929, between two world wars in a small European country named Sauville. A boy from the farthest east (Japan) comes to this mysterious country and becomes friend with a girl who lived her life alone in confinement and was treated as a mere tool to be used in proper time. She led a life never experiencing love. But after meeting the boy, she finally found happiness. But the war comes and separates themselves far far away. Will they be able to meet again? Yes!

Story - 10/10
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A very unique story filled with mystery from first to last. The first half is all about solving cases. These cases are very interesting. The clues are there. Even you can try and figure out the answer! The second half is about romance, friendship and war. So, you are getting many different flavors. Although the story has many murders and deaths... It's dark, but realistic. It's not a dream world, but finally at the very end, the dream comes true!

Art - 10/10
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Very pleasant, soothes your eyes. But at times dark also, needed for the story. The art is dreamy. I don't know how to put it in words, but I really liked it.

Sound - 9/10
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The opening and ending themes were nice. Background music did great job.

Characters - 9/10
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There are many characters involved who played very important roles. They all got sufficient development. The characters are very different from each other. I liked the variety.

Enjoyment - 10/10
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From start to the end, I was brimmed with enjoyment. Gosick is definitely one of my favorites.

Overall - 9/10
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Gosick is a Mystery, Detective, Romance, War genre anime. It did really well in these. I want to watch more anime like this. After so many disappointments, studio Bones finally became able to put out a great show.
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Nibmeister
This is filler. It is literally only filler.

The story doesn't pick up in any shape or form from where season one left off. At the end of the first season Meliodas absconded with Elizabeth and went off with the other Sins to Camelot sans Ban who went off to "explore the world". In this 4 episode series they are all still in Liones with no mention of leaving. Ban is still there, Gilthunder is way out of character, and Diane is a regular sized person for no explained reason whatsoever. The continuity with the first season is almost zero.

It's not uncommon for an anime to have filler... but this is literally advertised as a second season. And it isn't even close.
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2 hours ago
Jitsu wa Watashi wa (Anime) add
Harizak
May I just start off saying... wow I loved the art and the sound of this anime. The story was okay, and it was one of those almost skit like anime that never goes anywhere. A love triangle story where they just do the classic ping pong back and forth and no one can solidify a relationship. That is not where this anime shines. This anime shines from the funny and outrageous things that happen and the Faces that go with those scenes. Nothing like seeing a devil get whats coming by a human but the human has the smile of a devil while the devil has the look of .. ow I messed up ... forgive me. In all honesty that is why I liked it but I did think the romance was cute but nothing to write home about. Lastly I will say I plan on reading the manga if I get time, as the ending of the anime certainly leaves many lose ends. Which it did not seem like they were trying to leave as many lose ends as they did they just got rushed is more the feeling. So if your like me and want a more complete story I would say read the manga because from other sources the anime jumps around the manga so it is hard to pick up after watching. That being said it was still well done and I laughed so if your just an anime person I would give this a shot.
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2 hours ago
ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka (Anime) add
Dankenstein
As of writing this, the reviews for this anime are nothing but early impressions and so far, many video reviews cover up to the 6th episode at the very most.

However, the first six episodes build the characters, settings, and general pace of the show; these episodes only elude to a much deeper plot that is revealed in episode 7.

If I had only watched 1-6, I would give the story a solid 7 because while the pace is slow I really did enjoy watching. If you look closely and pay attention to the things that are said and the way characters look and act then you can start to see patterns and formulate ideas on how the plot may progress.

The art is nothing to get excited about, its good, just good. There isn't anything unique about it but there isn't anything that stands out as being bland or of low quality; the same can be said of the sound and music.

The characters are wonderful and they get enough screen time to show that they each have their own personalities and goals. Even with the less important characters that get maybe a quarter of an episode worth of exposure, the events surrounding them help to give much welcomed insight into their lives.

If you have a short attention span, this show is not for you but if you decide to stick with it enough to get to episode 7, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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2 hours ago
Ryuu no Haisha (Anime) add
tetrabun-ny
As a general rule, I find it distasteful to review an anime by equating or collating it to others. So while I make an exception in this case, please be aware that I am suggesting a likeness and not undermining the artistic integrity of either.

The tone of this special reminds me watching Mushishi. Not because the cavity spirits are referred to as mushi, but it's use of mystical realism, a style used in my favorite animated films such as Spirited Away, Wolf Children, and Hotarubi no Mori e. The dentists' approach to the mushi is similar to that of Ginko and the mushi-shi in their respective series. They approach the mushi as biologists, botanists, or entomologists. However, the introspective nature of these works makes both the dentists and mushi-shi out to be more erudite priests.

One should also care to notice that in addition to the crisp and lively animation (though the lip flaps are nothing special) there is a substantial use of CG, and it is utilized in such a way that suggests mastery over the medium. The lilting, spasmatic movements of the mushi makes them feel alive instead of the stiff, doll-like CG characters in other series. Another anime that combines a beautiful, unique art style with breathtaking 3D animation is the Summer 2013 series, Gatchaman Crowds. As a final note on the art and a final comparison to Mushishi, the color palette should be mentioned. Like Mushishi, its palette is full of muted colors and makes use of stunning whites beautiful shading, though it is less earthy than Mushishi.

The first scene had me worried at the thought of having to sit through another stale, uninventive military drama with fantasy elements, and I began having flashbacks to Youjo Senki, Shuumatsu no Izetta, and Gate. I didn't really understand the point of this opening scene other than to give the viewer some idea of just how powerful dragons are. But that could have been summed up by just saying, "Oh wow, it's a massive god-like dragon." The episode never does anything to forgive this other than by promptly moving past it, so it remains a small blemish on the show's face. Once the episode had moved past the military narrative, I noticed the art and sound design give off an air of surrealism, exuding qualities of space and translucence.

I was excited toward the end of the first episode as the main conflict arises from ideological dissonance that leaves the viewer ruminating over philosophical dilemmas and whether or not its right to berate the antagonist for their actions given that the dentists must be men and women of extraordinary moral resilience, and just the act of succumbing to fear lowers one to the ranks of normal man. And one of the things all wise men fear is an anxious man wielding deadly power.
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2 hours ago
Hanasaku Iroha (Anime) add
sterlingcrave
I am not the biggest fan of Mari Okada’s character writing. I will give her credit. Her characters never feel mundane and many people can get emotionally invested in her cast, but those said emotions are delivered very clumsily. While she definitely isn’t the worst writer in the industry, i share a common criticism with many other fellow anime fans. And that is her heavy use of melodrama. What makes it even more inferior than other attempts at drama is that they usually stem from overused plot elements such as love triangles, characters falling in love too quickly and conflict initiating from that which is a generic plot point that we as viewers have laid our eyes on far too many times for comfort. As sentimental some scenes can be, Hanasaku Iroha is definitely one of her better works. P.A. works have had an interesting time in the last decade. They have had financial success with big hits such as Shirobako and Angel beats. And a lot of their other shows sell relatively well. However on the critical side of the spectrum they have had a mixed reception. It is no secret that they have formed an identity off of their illustrious backgrounds but the only anime that has been well-received by critics is Shirobako. Nagi no Asukara received a decent reception, and as for Angel Beats and Charlotte….that is another topic for another time (see what I did there). And where does Hansaku Iroha fit into all of this?

The premise involves 16 year old Matsumae Ohana, a very eccentric and wild teenager who resided in Tokyo with her single mother. Due to circumstances her mother and boyfriend run away and leave Ohana on her own. She is forced to live in an inn known as “kissuiso” which her grandmother runs. Hanasaku Iroha is primarily about Ohana adapting to her new lifestyle while also helping her fellow staff members in dealing with issues that can be problematic in an inn. At first glance, Hanasaku Iroha looks like a generic teen melodrama that everyone is accustomed to seeing from Mari Okada. There is definitely no shortage of drama. The majority of the conflicts the characters face are all drama based and involve common plot threads that have been seen countless times. The drama on its own came off as very hit or miss, ranging from genuinely heart-warming to disgustingly melodramatic. Thankfully, the latter only really ever occurred once. While most might look at the series in this fashion, Hanasaku Iroha is primarily more of a story about searching for dreams, adapting to a new life and conflicts that arise in a working environment. This is what it should truly be assessed on as it is these core themes that really drive the plot along. In the first half of the show it was mostly dedicated to exploring how one can familiarize themselves with a new lifestyle through the lens of the main character Ohana. Okada did transport this to read more
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Mentita
Well R2 is another trainwreck plot deviced over the dead of a 'mayor' character.

As well en R1, R2 worwide scale events, politics, military-ops, are not much more than a very laconic set-up that stand for the sake of a few characters to interact with each other.

All of that in pompous military and aristocratic costumes.

The models are pretty/beatifull/hot, as one should spect from clamp, and has characters that 'pull the tirck' in a good way.

i should recognize that even tough i personally enjoy this anime and acept that has value in the story setting and characters... well, all of it is packed and cramped so much to really be decent in any aspect of it.

Pretty dramatic and intense in nature, R2 is somewhat fun to watch. Specially if you enjoy 'service time' host by clamp, (bless to them), which is present all along, but has not many replay value tough.

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3 hours ago
Kimi no Na wa. (Anime) add
Dantroy
This movie. The Shinkai bomb.

We have all seen romance stories. And I will be sincere, this is not the most innovative movie, judging by it's romance alone. Yet, somehow, the slight supernatural aspect of it, coupled with (though not necessarily very strange, new, or, again, innovative, but relatable thanks to that though) extremely lovable characters and just altogether a really nice execution of comedy/drama, and it's kinda' bitter-sweet taste makes this movie SOOO MUCH more...

I thoroughly recommend you watch this movie if you have the means to do so. If not, get that Blu-Ray when it comes out. This just needs to be watched in HD, just like Kotonoha no Niwa. I shall watch it at least 2 more times, when I get a chance to do so.
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3 hours ago
Psycho-Pass (Anime) add
CielTanya
Psycho-Pass is a brilliant crime thriller with impressive philosophical and psychological elements. The series is a modern detective story, but also a thought experiment that brings to life the age-old debate of individual freedom versus security. Each of the main characters represents a particular philosophy. Akane Tsunemori, the rookie inspector, is a utilitarian who reluctantly supports a futuristic society devoid of personal liberty. The serial killer Shougo Makishima believes in an extreme humanism that praises even the worst human crime. The seasoned enforcer Shinya Kougami tries to negotiate both philosophies, without success. The anime forces the viewer to think about issues that are relevant to our day and age, while still preserving the action and suspense of a crime thriller.
I should add a note on the anime' art. The animation is impressive! It's one of my favorites.The art gives the series a modern, noir feel. Dentsu, the production company that worked on Zankyou No Terror was also involved in the series.
I would recommend Pycho-Pass to anyone. The only problem some people may have with the series would be the violence. The plot involves serial killers and human violence, so there are some fairly intense scenes. With that said, I think the show wil appeal to a lot of people, even those who are relatively new to anime.
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3 hours ago
Gantz:O (Anime) add
Mistywing
Story:

Gantz-O takes place in Osaka, Japan, while it is under attack by various and violent monsters who kill indiscriminately. The people fighting these monsters are common civilian plucked from near death by GANTZ, a mysterious black orb inside an apartment. After the rules of this “game” set up by the orb are clumsily explained by the other characters, our protagonist Katou is whisked away on his first mission.
In Osaka besieged by chaos, the group will attempt to survive as best they can by relying on their own strength. Unfortunately, this strength does not amount to much and as such only Katou takes charge to face the monsters and save civilians miraculously still alive in the mess.
The problems in this narrative setup are twofold: Katou is a complete novice and doesn’t really understand what’s happening to him, but the people who could be supporting him are completely passive for a large portion of the runtime. What he does is admirable, but the overall feeling the story leaves you with is that it could have been so much more had capable characters banded together instead.
Salting the wound, we are presented with a large group of characters who seem particularly adept at managing the game’s challenges, but they come with their own baggage of problems. The narrative for example is content to use these characters simply for padding the kill count and nothing more.
Compounding these issues is bizarre pacing in which action scenes slow down to a crawl for characters to talk it out while a monster waits a few feet away; and seemingly random inter-character developments that could amount to sweet life changing moments if they were actually backed by something of substance.
Overall the story is disappointingly empty and instead of leaving us with the feeling of wanting more, it leaves us with the feeling of what could have been.

Art:

(Viewed from Netflix – art design only)
The movie makes use of CGI for the animation, and the result is quite excellent.
The textures or materials used for rendering surface details are all high fidelity bar a few handpicked examples (which are due to reuse itself on various proportions). Reflective properties accurately handle reproduction of the various materials things are made out of, such as stone, metal, wet or the almost titular latex suits.
The various effects that populate the picture such as smoke, debris, sparks, blood sprays or sci-fi weaponry effects are also expertly made and perfectly integrated in the environments. Each will appropriately obscure, obstruct, or on the contrary create or modify the lighting due to its presence.
The lighting is also well rendered with even the tiniest of glowing things having some form of specular reflection on its nearest neighbours, and the more global illumination never lets the picture get too dark to see.
Skin and character faces are probably the only noticeable minor downside to this animation production. The overall style aims for a realistic look that it achieves quite brilliantly, but the more stylized faces do not seem to mesh as well read more
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3 hours ago
Hashi no Mukou (Anime) add
snapler
Rate of 5 (average)
English Subtitles

Pro(s)
-plot:killer ending (hahaha). I am laughing at the joke not quite so much on the ending.
-audio: no static or unpleasant noices from sound.
Con(s)
- art: could have done without the multicolored fog. It made it hard to see what was going on.
-plot: was a tad confusing. For it went back and forth between the past and current.
-backstory of the main character seemed a tad rushed. Yes, there was back story but there should have been a touch more.
-back story of the other characters were either limited and/or confusing.

p.s.
In Honor of the recently fallen Director Suzuki, Seijun. He was a historical figure in anime Lupin only makes sense i do a review of a historical anime.
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3 hours ago
Masamune-kun no Revenge (Anime) add
Maiko-chan32
NOTE:
if youre a fan of cliche love stories then masamune kun no revenge is for you.

story: 8

the anime is still ongoing with its 7th episode but the story is actually good.

art: 9

i love how the anime was created, kudos to the mangaka and the animators.

sound: 8

the OP and ED of the anime is awesome, it leaves a mark on your ears that everytime you'll hear the song playing, it actually tells you that this song is the opening song/ ending song for masamune kun no revenge.

characters: 9

the character design for this series is the bomb! I love how the characters were created, from masamune-kun to adagaki san to all other characters in the series. I love aki adagaki's personality. it totally reminds me of nisekoi.

enjoyment: 8

the series is still ongoing but as of episode 7, the story is actually fun to watch.

overall: 8

the series is still ongoing so i will set my overall rating 8 because i find this anime good to watch. i will give an update to this review soon.

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4 hours ago
Death Note (Anime) add
harry38
At first, I wasn't interested watching this anime just because I think this one's really overrated by viewers. Yet, once I started watching the first and second episode of this anime, I was really into this show. The story was amazing and very addicting.
The first part of the anime introduces to us the abilities of the main character (Kira) who can kill a person by only writing his/her name on his notebook. It was simple, but gets more and more enthralling once they introduce a couple of new characters that puts the show unstoppable.
I really like how the author creates Kira, as he is probably the smartest person in Japan, thus he thinks himself as a Deity that no one should dare to oppose him. The conflicts within him and all the good stuffs later in the anime makes this show the one you can't miss.
Overall, I rated this anime 9 out of 10. The soundtrack, characters, and plot was amazing. Only the art though it is still good, I feel like it needs a little more touch yet it gives the dark and gloomy theme which is really appropriate to the anime.
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5 hours ago
Musaigen no Phantom World (Anime) add
BanjoTheBear
(This review has been adapted from my blog/reddit thread. Spoilers ahead!)

My brother, while he was growing up, had an imaginary friend: Ghost Friend. Not so imaginative.

I never had one myself, but my brother always made sure Ghost Friend was around. Playing outside, eating at the dinner table, and sitting around the house. They were inseparable.

At some point, though, my brother no longer had Ghost Friend with him. I am not saying he stopped believing because that is not what happened. What happened was that Ghost Friend took a “permanent vacation” elsewhere. Nobody knows where. He just went away to live his own life (which is weird wording for the supernatural).

Musaigen no Phantom World (Phantom World for short) does not have Ghost Friend, but it does have a myriad of ghostly creatures. They come together to create quite the toss-up of an anime.

STORY

Phantom World may seem to imply that the tales it tells are scary. Phantoms are, after all, usually spooky in nature.Phantom World does have pinches of scariness, but, for the most part, the anime looks to provide a pleasant time.

To this end, the narrative is largely comprised of slice-of-life material. One episode follows the group helping out the drama club on its quest for stage stardom. Another episode has the girls trekking through a haunted mansion to find the source of their catlike curse. Another still has them dealing with a UFO that annoys the women of a college dorm.

However, the anime is not always a happy experience. Indeed, many parts of the show have a melancholic undertone. Episode eleven has the best example. Mai must babysit Haruhiko. It’s not the Phantom or the peculiar situation or even the letter that make the episode. It’s the elongated scene at night, where Mai comforts Haruhiko through empathy, that demonstrates Phantom World’s capability to create heartfelt moments through saddened scenarios.

But what about the Phantoms themselves? For the most part, they are some combination of goofy and dangerous. At times, seemingly little more than one-off plot points. But they harbor a theme that is found not just here in the narrative but also in the art and in the characters: isolation.

Many (not all) of the Phantoms manifest from feelings of neglect. The electric poles in the beginning danced for themselves because nobody else did. The bunny mother and bunny father wanted a daughter of their own. The giant, pink monkey in the sauna at school had his wife leave him.

A common thread exists between these “nonexistent” manifestations. But what ties them all together is their representation. The anime does not go into deep detail, but it is believed that Phantoms are hallucinations, born from one’s own imagination.

That is, they’re man-made creations.

Phantoms are thoughts plucked from people’s brains. Thoughts born from darker depths. A lot of power is stored in the idea that these Phantoms, who are seemingly unreal, highlight these very real, very human, feelings.

The most impressive aspect, though, is how the cast deals with these Phantoms. Yes, they punch them up read more
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6 hours ago
Ookami to Koushinryou (Anime) add
Hibbington
When watching this show I ponder on what it really means to “Falling into the Hype”.
It is naïve to think that when a show is popular that it doesn’t effect your mood going in.
But on that same thought is there a difference in “Falling into the Hype” and just seeking understatement on why something is popular.
I didn’t come into this show hyped but throughout this experience I was always search for that special something.
Something I never found. All I was left was this indifferent feeling.
When you are stuck in an indifferent feeling is a good indication that the show is average.
It is tasked upon you at that point to go through all the aspects of the show and see what would you say is above average and if that is enough to warrant putting up the score.

When I asked about this show before I started watching my comrades noted there was a lot of mentioning of economics.
That is definitely something that caught my attention and was the most enjoyable plot about the show.
I actually wrote a paper in college all about merchant guilds and having an anime that covered it was satisfying but only to a certain extent.
We saw glimpses of the trade warfare going on but it wasn’t a full-fledged dive into the economic wars of the world.
I would personally like to see a show about merchant guilds that would operate more like 91 Days.
There was no individuality given to any of the guilds.

The merchant guilds were primarily there to only put hardships on our main character Lawrence.
A character that I have to say am disappointed in as he was fairly bland the entire entry.
There were glimpses at the end that showed he could improve in the second season. But he needs to drop the White Knight act.
Then even as a businessman I can’t respect him as I don’t know who in their right mind would put all their money in one basket instead of building up a contingency.
There is no time in this show where I can definitively say I felt bad for him.

When Holo calls this guy a loser. She isn’t wrong.
Holo is the best character of the show by default but still isn’t exactly my type of girl.
I have seen a lot of individuals deeming Lawrence and Holo to be one of the best couples in all of anime.
Yet the romance in this season has barely even been scratched. I would hope in the second season there would be much improvement.
But as for the first season we’ve only seen Tsundere flirting. That is nowhere near enough for me.

Then we move on the supernatural element of the show.
I really liked the opening the show and the world it was attempting to create in episode 1 about Holo’s origins.
But all of that was downgraded to a side story and an unfulfilling one at that.
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6 hours ago
K-On! (Anime) add
Rizkiawan-kun
actually feel reviewing this anime is not so important because all animelovers should also know at this animation anime claim kyoto but suppose just recalled. nih anime was the first to "mislead" I got to the otaku world, from here I know that apparently anime selalunya not only discuss the theme superpower like Naruto, One Piece, Bleach and other anime super power. until now, is a slice of life including my favorite genre. k-on lifting school genre - music remains attractive even in rewatch. tells the storyof everyday life in high school sakuragaoka 5 friends who are in the same club. That club music, club music even though his name but they spend moretime to have fun, eat and drink tea but when they want to hold a concert. They are always serious and intense. I like most of this anime. Is the cuteness of thecharacters who always makes me laugh.
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Soda-Stroyed
This review is mainly in context of watching the original fullmetal alchemist, just keep that in mind.
This show is my favourite anime of them all (at least for now) and I love this so much more than the original, mainly because of the better ending, which I won't spoil because it is a treat. Anyways, this show is guaranteed to give you enjoyment, and you'll definitely rate this show highly compared to others (there's a reason why this show tops many top anime lists). The only thing is that I recommend watching the original fma before or after this mainly because of how the story differs. The original fma is more of a story of character, like hughes who is given much more time in the original, while brotherhood is more of a story of plot. Another great feat of this show is how it cemented my taste in anime. I like more somber anime with more mature themes, and this show is the main reason why. Overall, this show is a definite recommendation and you will very likely fall in love with this anime.
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7 hours ago
School Days (Anime) add
DieuTensar
Le héro est con comme une bite et surtout c'est une bite sur pattes résultat il perd sa tête.
On peut dire qu'il avait les couilles pleines mais le crâne creux.

Le héro se demande comment il en est arrivé là? C'est aussi ce que je me demande après avoir vu cet animé.
Comment en suis-je arrivé à trouver cet animé et surtout à le finir. Ah non je l'ai fini car je savais que la fin était sombre.

Je me suis tout de même amusé à compter avec combien de personnages féminin il a baisé/couché/fait l'amour/coïté/copulé/forniqué et que sais-je encore: 8 personnages féminins. Heureusement il n'est pas attiré par les hommes, sinon on aurait eu bien pire!

Le personnage principal est vraiment mou du genou, plus il s'accouple et plus le personnage devient con et ennuyant. Tel un drogué qui est shooté par ses doses. Au point de ne penser qu'au sexe h24.
Malheureusement notre commando sexuel finit par mourir à la guerre comme le brave guerrier du sexe qu'il est, rip sa vie.


J'ai hâte de voir le prochain épisode de Dragonball Super où on a un héro de 40-50 ans qui n'a jamais embrassé sa femme. Histoire de calmer la crevette qui frétille.
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7 hours ago
Mob Psycho 100 (Anime) add
Artrill
[7.0/10]
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Mob Psycho 100 - Wacky, decisive, entertaining, subversive, and occasionally funny. With the constant influx of Shounen anime that pours out of the pores of the industry, you'd expect that a plethora of parodies would release every season. But no, for some reason parody is kind of rare. Even shows marketed as parody, like KonoSuba rarely actually do any substantial and biting parodying. While Mob Psycho doesn't really go the route of being a full-on parody, it does have satirical elements through subversion.

For the most part, it points out the ridiculousness of a lot of similar Shounen action through it's own storytelling. It lampoons through doing something completely different, which, to its credit, is a very unique way to create a defining image for yourself. Mob Psycho 100 utilizes common Shounen tropes to enhance a theme that it builds on throughout the entire show.

Self-improvement and actualization.

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[Dynamic Art]

If you simply want to watch some great action, then this show can suite your needs as well. Mob Psycho has one of the most impressive animation showcases I've ever seen in a television anime, with absolutely gorgeous and fluid animation throughout. It never felt as though the show had a dip in quality in that regard. Even if the the action itself may feel as though it's generic, as in, it has a formula that a seasoned action anime viewer has seen before, the animation elevates it. Before I even touch on the story itself, I want to make it clear that in animation, exceptional visuals really do create an entirely new appreciation for what you are watching.

Undoubtedly, if this show had average or below-average effort put into the action, which ends up taking up a big part of the whole show, then the amount of enjoyment I would've gotten would be substantially lower. This can be explained simply. If you want to have your show be action packed, then you better be ready to make that action a delight to look at. Whether through great direction, nimble audio design, or just spectacular animation.

Thankfully, 100 has all of these things. The entire show is rough-looking and much less polished than a lot of battle anime, but what it doesn't have in standalone visuals, it makes up for in movement and fluidity. With simpler character designs, this show can contort and bend them to their will. They bend like metal spoons and create uncommonly dynamic action.

The direction is also solid. While it isn't particularly standout, it has moments of captivating imagery through engaging motion within the metaphoric camera that the director is working with. There are a lot of shots that have you, the viewer, move through the environments observing the unfolding action. Instead of giving you a more whole image of what's happening, you are thrust into a barrage of mid-shots and close-ups, which may have looked too confusing and headache inducing if the director didn't understand his craft.

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7 hours ago
Amagami SS+ Plus (Anime) add
zeralul
Ah, nothing like a good victory lap.

The music for Amagami SS+ Plus (is that said Amagami SS plus plus?) was pretty much the same quality as the first season. Alright.

There's a nice mini-story for each of the girls, which serve to more fully flesh out their relationships with Junichi. Honestly, these episodes should have been stuffed into the first season to make things feel more complete. If I could go to my past self, I'd tell him to watch the 4-episodes arcs of Season 1 and then the 2-episode arcs of Season 2 for each girl together. Seriously. Try it out.

The art still has me going "meh." The background art is completely fine, but I just straight up dislike the art style for the characters. Meh. Same as the first season.

The characters are pretty much the same as the first season, but it's nice to see how they get along with Junichi after the fact.

Overall, I definitely enjoyed this season more than the first one. If you really liked Season 1 of Amagami SS, you'll love this season. If you didn't, Season 2 might redeem it for you, but probably not. If Season 1 was Oreos, Season 2 would be the milk. A typical vanilla cake of an anime with cute sprinkles on top gives Amagami SS+ Plus a final score of 7.
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7 hours ago
Ryuu no Haisha (Anime) add
Coddlington
Minor spoilers, doesn't give any plot points away.

The review is currently only on the first episode, as soon as the second episode comes out I will edit it to contain my views on it. I hope what I have concluded so far is still helpful anyways.

My impression of episode 1 below:
I personally hated the first 15 minutes of the first episode. After that, I felt like it kept a booming potential, but didn't cash in yet. This doesn't at all mean I think it's bad, I would give the first episode alone a 6 or 7. I feel like the second episode will bring the series up to an 8 or 9, however, the flaws will keep the series as a whole a guaranteed 9 or lower. The first 15 minutes were boring as hell, especially the first war scene which served no purpose other than telling you that war is part of the story, and there are attackers in the air. I'm sure a lot of people would doubt my criticism of the first 15 minutes, saying that it's such a small portion of the show, but its a third of the first episode. I could barely bear the first 15 minutes, and it was obvious that they are at a much lower level than the rest of the show's quality. The first thing you see when starting the show is this uninteresting explanation of dragons or something that I don't remember anything other than it was boring because that's all it was. There is a shot in the first 10 seconds of the war scene where there are 3 (might be 2 I forget) copies of the same face right next to each other. It would be forgivable if it was a background character but it was the 3 main characters on the whole frame. The next few minutes is a boring war scene of a war that couldn't have made me more annoyed. The only interesting thing about the whole scene was how the... whatever the main characters were found out the enemy was airborne. The first scene broke the show for me, and I couldn't help but notice every bad shot, (there were lots of them) awkward line of dialogue, and unexplained detail. Past the first part, though, there was a scene that managed to do a good number on Bell's character. From there we launch into a short compilation of Bell and Nonoko just living their lives as dragon dentists. Speaking of them, it's interesting the jobs they have to do. It's nicely explained what someone's job is as a dentist, however, they don't explain one or two things. Depending on how episode two goes, this will either be left to interpretation or explained. That seems to happen a lot in the first episode, strange dream-like sequences with lots to explain. The characters weren't the most interesting people you could come up with, but they were believable and managed to capture your attention read more
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8 hours ago
Steins;Gate (Anime) add
Chaibu-Ballad
If you plan to watch this anime and are very excited about getting around to it, you should just buy the visual novel and experience all six endings with the complete OST all the way through first. Either way, I highly recommend this anime. My individual ratings:

Story: 9.75
The anime stays true to the true ending of the visual novel, which I respect. This ending was the most developed, of course, however it was not my favorite. I disliked the romance between Okabe and Kurisu. Also, I was disappointed about the lack of Four Degrees Celsius and Gerofroggy.

Art: 8.8
I preferred the art of the VN. The colors of the characters were a bit too solid. Suzuha, Kurisu, Yuugo and Moeka seemed off to me. I did very much enjoy Okabe's animation, though.

Sound: 7.4
It's lacking compared to the VN. The OP is very good, though. Not enough "human community", "laboratory", "noisy times" and "cycle". I didn't focus much on the sound, though, as it wasn't needed. While in the VN dialogue advancement is voluntary, in the anime it's forced and the pauses are short.

Character: 9.95
The anime did a very good job of characterization. Each character's gimmicks and unique traits were mastered. The only problem I had was with Kurisu's character. I don't dislike tsundere characters, but she was too obvious I sometimes cringed. This did not occur to me in the VN.

Enjoyment: 10
Naturally, this anime is very enjoyable. The characters are all likable while being unique, and the story kept my interest throughout. The funny moments that were not in the VN helped.

Overall: 10
This visual novel, for sure, is a masterpiece 100%. This anime is close enough.
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9 hours ago
One Room (Anime) add
tomateunmate
I guess Video Girl Ai is an OVA that hit strongly and faded quickly. For a while it was the main western connectiong to a very soft and weird japanese adult video genre consisting in a girl pretending to be your girlfriend and talking to camera.

This is literally that.

At first I was hoping something like "10, 20 and 30", simple every day female drama targeted at clear agegaps. It was clear it wasn't from episode one. I wanted to wait until the older sister appears in case that was a bit more relatable, but I had to drop it when the loli opened an episode calling me (the camera) oniichan.

The scenarios themselves are a bit creepy. The first arc could had a kidnapping and torture at any minute as a teen just goes into the house of the guy she just met because he said he goes to a good college. A guy who stared at her boobs for five seconds while she presented herself. Endearing stuff.

I wouldn't judge someone that needs this kind of emotional porn. If it stops you from killing yourself (because you should be that down to enjoy this) then that's great. But, like, you can do better, dude.
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9 hours ago
Diabolik Lovers (Anime) add
ONU_Destroyer
Why do I even watch these animes. I mean, seriously, I could be watching stuff like Gurren Lagann or... Fuck, I don't know, Gintama? I could be rewatching Evangelion or Kill La Kill or even playing something decent. Anything but this.

Let's start with the story: It doesn't exist. It starts off by dropping this random girl into a mansion (that has a swimming pool INSIDE) full of Vampires. By full I mean 6. Then the story just stops and it's like 9 chapters of the vampires sucking her. And for some reason, the marks of the fangs dissapear the next chapter. The girl also has infinite blood since she doesn't even get anemia or something, even though she gets sucked like 7 times a day. ok

~~ Spoiler Time ~~

Well, chapter 9 or 10 is basically saying that the girl has the heart of the mother of 3 of the vampires (which they killed), so she possesses
wait
posees-
fuck
she gets inside her body and claims it as her own.
Then some stuff happens and everything fixes itself magically.
The end.
I could also say that there's this guy named Richter that planned the whole thing and something but he appears like 3 times and isn't that relevant.

~~ Spoiler Time Ended ~~

so the story is really bad

The art is pretty and the animation is kinda good. That's all I have to say.

The sound is... Meh. The voice actors do their job ok, but someone really didn't know what to do with the music. They put hyper-tense music when hyper-tense things are not even happening at all. And the hyper-tense music isn't good. The opening is... alright, and I didn't listen to the ending theme because I seriously wanted this to be over as soon as possible.

And so it begins: the characters.
They are the worst thing ever.
The protagonist just let's the vampires suck her blood without any opposition at all and doesn't even try to run away from them.
The vampires are all so flat, so fucking bland that I only really remember one of them: Subaru.
Because he is not a complete dick or fucking crazy. Also he doesn't want to suck blood 24/7.
I don't know where to put this thing, but the script is fucking horrible. The characters all say stupid shit and it never stops. Never. I'll just put one of the most memorable quotes (because it is really stupid) right here.
"I'LL DESTROY YOU, NOT ONLY YOUR BODY, BUT ALSO YOUR SOUL!!! *dramatically throws flowers*"

i didn't enjoy this at all
8.7/10 - not enough blood sucking

I can only say one thing about this show, and it basically sums up everything:

why does this exist
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9 hours ago
Monster (Anime) add
CielTanya
Highly overrated! I know that I will get plenty of criticism for writing a negative review of Monster, but the series does not deserve all the hype it has received.
Story: The plot starts well enough. There is a moralistic doctor, an evil child/ budding serial killer, and a twist of fate that pits these two characters against each other. The biblical quote at the beginning of episode 1 seems to promise a supernatural twist. Don't get your hopes up. No supernatural mysteries, no matter how many times they call the villain a monster. The action is also dragged out to the extreme. Most of the episodes come across as mini moral lessons. Many people praise the series as a great philosophical drama. Yet the episodes don't allow for much philosophical debate. They just dictate morals.
Art: The art is done in a realistic style. It's not bad, and it can be a refreshing change. The story kind of ruins it though.
Sound: The soundtrack isn't bad, but the opening and closing songs are atrocious. After the fifth episode you'll feel like fast forwarding through both.
Characters: The series gives a lot of attention to character building. They are probably the only thing that makes this series decent.
I found this anime to be a waste of time. 74 episodes is quite long just to reach an anticlimax.
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10 hours ago
Inferno Cop (Anime) add
Tunaguy
this anime...is NTO anmie, because no animetion!

the charactrrer s only move sideways they dont move therre arms and its not good, the main guy shoots his gun but its not real looking, i dont like it

the best chartacter ain the show is mecha cop and hes not in most of it, also the soundtrack is god but it could have more coral music like in fate (its ok)

the show nends and it doenst make sense, so its not even good in the ending

story- 1 its dumb
art - 1 its brazy how bad it is
sound not the best 5
character- i think there'is about 5?
enjoyment i didnt
covrall zero
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ktulu007
I've talked about JoJo twice now. The first series and the first series of Stardust Crusaders. So far, it's been an entertaining series full of over the top absurdity and machismo. So, let's recap the first series of Stardust Crusaders and see where we are. Dio Brando returned, with his head attached to Jonathan's body. Thanks to his influence the Joestar line including our protagonist, Joutarou, developed powers called Stands. In order to save his mother, who wasn't strong enough to control her Stand, Joutarou set off on a journey with his grandfather, Joseph, and several other companions; Avdol, Kakyouin & Polnareff. The five made their way to Egypt, clashing with Stand users sent by Dio. When we'd left off, they'd taken a submarine and were very close to arriving in Egypt. With the clock running out for Holly, can this group of manly men stop Dio in time? Let's delve into JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders series 2 and find out.

Story:

We open with our heroes travelling in the desert when a helicopter from the Speedwagon foundation shows up to drop off a stand user to aid them. This is Iggy, a small black and white dog. Our heroes are also told that Dio's recruited a bunch of other Stand users, these ones with stands based on the Egyptian pantheon instead of the major arcana in tarot. Undeterred, they continue their journey, challenging Dio's stand users with names based off of musicians as they continue to their climactic battle.

As is the trend in this franchise, the story is pretty light. They encounter a stand user. There's a battle. They get one step closer to Dio until the end when we reach our climactic clash. It's a basic plot and it has all the subtlety of a steam roller. That being said, it works for the whole over the top absurdity that the franchise is going for. The biggest problem with the whole series is that there are some cohesion problems. For example, the way Dio's stand works. We're told it lasts for a specific amount of time, but the characters have an awfully long time to monologue, converse and still act considering the amount of time it's supposed to work. One might even say that there's no conceivable way for them to do all the things they do in the supposed time frame. The effect that Dio's blood has on other people is also inconsistent. The final battle also involves a pretty blatant case of a character gaining a new ability he's never shown any indication of having before. Hooray for plot contrivance.

Now, you can forgive those issues to a degree since the series is more over the top absurdity than serious. And I will credit it, as the other instalments, for being quite good at that. It is an entertaining series to watch and there are some surprisingly good dramatic moments too. Suzi Q visiting her ailing daughter. The scenes where certain major characters die are surprisingly read more
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10 hours ago
Steins;Gate (Anime) add
DaPiePiece
Ugh, what am I even doing. I must be insane to give such a low mark to Steins;Gate, "Steins;Gate: the holy grail of time travel anime". And no, I did understand the story. I am going to get so much hate for this, aren't I.

Story : 5/10

Now, before shitting on Steins;Gate, let me say that the plot up to episode 21 is amazing. No really, I had this anime set as 10/10 before episode 22. The story's hardly predictable, and in no way is it overdone. It takes heavy inspiration from the IRL John Titor "incident", and the time relativity theories in Steins;Gate actually make sense in real life.

Now here is where it goes all wrong. Up to episode 21 the plot flawlessly chains itself into a conclusion, and said conclusion, is one of the worst endings to such an amazing set-up I've ever seen. This ending tries so hard to be special, that it just ends up being predictable, forced, unnecessary and bland. From episode 1, I could predict that episode 24 would turn out the way it did. It is really hard to explain this more since that would mean spoiling the ending. So here's a full explanation, with spoilers, for those who want to know :

S;G Up to episode 22 is untangling the mess that fucking around with time caused. It sends a strong message regarding the whole time travel thing. Okabe loses a dear friend because of his selfish desires to change the world with time travel. Episode 13 proves that point with Mayuri's inevitable death, which fills Okabe with despair. The whole show, up to episode 22, after that is trying to fix this mess, trying to prevent this looming death. Every D-mail he has to undo is a choice, for example Feyris has to chose between her own desires of saving her father, or a whole city's life style. The Kiryuu Moeka arc was excellent as well. All this tension builds up to episode 20, in which Okabe, somewhat hope filled realises that he's going to need to make a choice, Mayuri or Kurisu. At this point, the show is actually brilliant. The ending should have focused on this choice. The ending should have been picking between self ignorance and the greater good, just like in Fate/Zero (the life of Kiritsugu's Family, or everybody else). The philosophical solution to this would be absolutely making a single choice, just like in classical ancient greek drama, which the show sticks very closely to. The time represents a divine entity, Okabe the fool that messed with said entity, and Mayuri the punishment that this divine entity bring upon Okabe for doing said things.
Now here's my complaint. Instead of that, instead of leaving things at episode 22 with the solution to the Cornelian dilemma Okabe had to face, Suzu comes out of nowhere, not even after a chain of events, just in the beginning of the episode, and says "we can still save Kurisu". Okabe actually starts with read more
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11 hours ago
Neon Genesis Evangelion (Anime) add
Cinefil_original
"The perception of others form my true self" - I believe this quote holds great meaning to the creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Intro: This is one of the most debated anime in history, some claim it embodies a large number of hidden messages while others claim it is just another immature series that holds no deeper meaning.
I believe Neon Genesis Evangelion covers many themes and discussions and succeeds in uniting them in one show.

Story: 8/10
The story of Neon Genesis Evangelion is not original and yet it is so complex and intriguing, having many lessons and hidden messages. The insertion of certain psuedo-philosophical concepts and other religious concepts gave great originality to the story thus what was a generic "save mankind" story line became a psychological analysis of the characters.
The largest problem posed by the plot was the creator's intent to converge numerous perspectives, themes, symbologies and messages into one single show, the creator achieved that goal to a certain degree but he did not truly succeed.
The plot revolves around the young man Shinji who will become one of the most important factors in deciding the survival of the human race thorugh piloting the robot "Eva Unit 01". While the story prior to episode 15 was nothing special and actually a bit generic and predictable, the subsequent episodes were great, they merged multiple themes and analyzed the characters to a deeper level.

There are quiet a lot of "coincidences" and flaws in the story and I will list some of them:
1. The origins and workings of the "Angels" are not explained very well, leaving the viewer somewhat confused.
2. Religious symbologies were used throughout the show and they were often misused, being based on the creator's interpretation of them rather than religious perspectives.
3. The agels used to attack every couple of days but when Shinji was missing for one entire moth no Angels attacked the city.
4. When Nerve was facing the Angel in space, they realized the Evas could not shoot that far so they decided to throw a lance at the Angel. Where is the logic in that, to throw farther than you can shoot?
5. This Kaji character is ridiculous. All women like him and act like he is the last man on earth.
6. At times, the story is predictable. For instance, when I found out that Eva were beings derived from merging humans with an angels I predicted that Shinji's mother was part of Unit 1.
7. Most of the angels were dull, except for the one with the ability to creat an alternate dimension.

Characters: 7/10
This is where Neon Genesis Evangelion did not shine, the creation and immense development of Shinji's character made the show loose focus from the rest of the cast. The characters are fairly well portayed each one of them having something to distinguish them from the others.
Some people seek power, some seek love, some seek happiness, some seek apreciation, some seek meaning to their actions and some seek absolute truth. In the final two episodes we discover read more
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11 hours ago
Steins;Gate (Anime) add
areebkhatib
The most spectacular thing I have ever watched. I have seen countless anime and TV shows. I can't think of anything that comes this close. This show is mind-bogglingly perfect. The story, despite its complexity, is coherent from start to finish. Every background detail in the show is utilized till the end.

I am a grad student in physics. While not being physical, the cosmological details that the creators of this show have dealt with are extremely complicated. I have never imagined that someone would dare to do a show on time-travel like this. On top of time-travel, this is a romance story and a story of friendship. They did it all and they have truly succeeded in everything.

The words Steins;Gate send shivers down my spine even now.

The story is 10/10.
The art is 10/10. Each character has a unique look that matches their personality. The contrast and the brightness of the colors are all thought through. I love Kurisu's jacket. I love Okarin's lab coat. Mayuri's dress is endearing and the blue color is perfect. I could keep going about every single character.
The sound is 10/10. The intro song is my favorite anime opening of all time. The voice actors are incredible.
The characters are 10/10. It is hard not to love each and every character in the show. This show navigates their personalities through moments of despair, anger, laughter, love, and sadness. Unlike many shows, this show does not have an excessive number of characters. By the end of the show, you begin to know Makise Kurisu and Okabe Rintarou like they are your close friends.
Enjoyment is 10/10. Once I started watching this show, I couldn't stop. It was impossible to stop. I will always remember this masterpiece, and I am indebted to the creators of the show for the moments of ecstasy and nirvana I have felt watching this.

Again, this is the best anime show I have seen. If you start with the show and find it difficult to follow in the beginning, please be patient. At least finish the first half and then decide if you want to continue or not. You will not regret this experience.
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11 hours ago
Hand Shakers (Anime) add
OppaidragonB
so i have watched the couple episodes and ngl 9/10 for me graphics are epic and the way story is going i kinda see whats happening in it quite interesting if you ask me since i saw the ep it kinda reminds me little of no game no life big order and mirai nikki a bit which is great imo can't wait for ep 2 this is (minor spoiler) about a guy who met this girl who was asleep as she woke up she held his hand and became a hand shaker challenging other opponents those who win will go challenge god if i am right which kinda reminded me of no game no life a little but overall for now i say this is decent.
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11 hours ago
Schick x Evangelion (Anime) add
Tunaguy
(brothr profread this one too itos ok to read)
it's cool i like the robot (jet alone)

shaving is ok if you are ok with not having beard

i like beard so you shouldn't shave ok (don't buy more razors) and evangelion need to fight evil angel in this show more

rei is nice, asuka is nice, why rei look happy (she is fluttershy of show except with more cry) schick sounds like my boss' name he is named mr. shink

there's no appearance by plague doctor guy in show, he cool (why he not show up anno) if i were to rate show its a 2/10 for only having 2 episodes (where real evangelion have 22 episodes that's 10 times what this one have)

story- 10 i understood it
art -1 0 rei pretty good looking
sound -10 yowza
character- mari isn't in it
enjoyment- i like it
overall - 7
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11 hours ago
Akira (Anime) add
Tunaguy
(my brothersepellchechked this its ok now)
i have watched this movie to say its a big change in movie history, the biggest thing ever done in anime

the show has a motorcycle chase in it, and the lights go behind the cars that's not very realistic but it looks cool, its the gone w/ the wind of animes

also there's not any cute girls but its O.K. i love she the show, i bet if i could sit my wife down (koishi komeiji) to watch it she'd love it

story - 10 its simply perfect
art - i love the style and it's perfect
sound - i don't remember any sounds but it must be good
character - there's like 3
enjoyment ok
overall 8/10
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11 hours ago
Fate/Zero (Anime) add
Tunaguy
(i got my brother to proofraefead this)
in the future, men will fight with light holograms of history's greatest celebrities like queen arthur and iskandr the viking, to get the magic holy grail so they can free the genie and get wishes

you know they're holograms because gilgamesh turns into light dust all the time

anyway the show has big problem i was told that rin tohsaka was in show but shes only a lil girl like tiny size, this is false adverting and i dont like it

so lets talk about the cools of this show: its got fights and its otg hot girls (but not Florence Nightengale who i thought was from this show) but it has a problem, everyone walks around in circles talking, its not cool

they spend like 100 episode just walking around and talking about grails and the tohsaka and eisenbergs family and the worm bath and stuff, i think the worm bath would exfoliate your skin pretty well

story it ends right before they do anything so i think its implying everyone dies, 10
art its got some arts, also saber makes a face
sound - 10
character every character has a character so its like 20
enjoyment - i enjoyed it big time 10
overall 9
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12 hours ago
Myself; Yourself (Anime) add
Harizak
In all honesty I gathered a couple anime to watch during lunch breaks. I actually confused this one with a different one, and kept thinking to myself this is actually interesting but not at all like what I thought it would be. So in all honesty I can say I was very happy I watched this, and I actually have issues spoiling the story for myself but because I thought it was a different story that never happened. I thought some of the plot was just to foreshadowed and was easy to spoil for myself. That being said I did not see the ending happen. Though I will admit the last episode was very powerful, the last scene in it was unneeded. There are some shows that are so open ended and leave so much to your interpretation that to solidify an ending you must show it. This was not one, when the second to last scene ended you pretty much could have guessed. My only thought was they added in the last scene to also be like "Ow that is why they titled it that". Beyond all that though if you want something that will entertain you and does not require much thought to keep up with this is a good show for short breaks. But I will say it got me twice, where in all honesty I see where you could have pieced it together but I did not. I really enjoy it when I do not see the story before it unfolds. I did get most of it but maybe just a bit off and I love that. If you love that then I would recommend you watch this.
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12 hours ago
Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica (Anime) add
themegamancave
"Anime was a mistake"
-Hayao Miyazaki

Have you ever wanted to know exactly what happens after the hero slays the enemy and saves the day? Well, Studio Arms (Elfen Lied) attempted to tackle this very question with their 2012 adaptation of the light novel, Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero. With a rather unique premise as a backbone, I was very curious to see what this series was about. Unfortunately, what followed was a lewd, generic insult to anime fans everywhere, with more breast development than character development. Join me as I chart the fanservice waters and explore one of the worst anime I’ve seen to date.

The story sounds promising from the start. It begins with our conceited, overpowered protagonist Akatsuki leaving a foreign land to which he was summoned to defeat an evil Dark Lord. Instead of taking home a trinket as a souvenir for his efforts, he decides to go a few steps further and kidnap the vanquished Lord’s daughter as his own personal “consolation prize” (first indicator that this dude’s probably an arrogant prick). Once they return to Earth, he and Miu are “forced” to join BABEL, a school focused on extracting and enhancing the skills Akatsuki and others learned during their time in the foreign land of Alayzard.

Now I’ve never really delved into the ecchi genre, so I figured Aesthetica would be a decent place to start, given the cocky nature of the main character. The main problem is that the writers spend an unnecessary amount of time justifying Akatsuki’s lecherous actions, that it amplifies the perverted nature of the show. If he grabs a girl’s breasts, he’s just trying to show her how to make use of cleavage. If he steals a girl’s panties, he’s just trying to prove a point. These moments are so prolific early on that you end up not taking the show seriously. The amount of ecchi moments are plentiful too, with a unique mix of lesbians, random crotch-grabbing and heinous nudity to go around. And some of the scenes I was downright ashamed to watch, including an excerpt involving Akatsuki using his divine powers to cause three girls to pee themselves to prevent one from being embarrassed. I can’t even make this stuff up. I can see why the light novel is so popular around Japan…

Most of the show’s 12 episodes are eaten up exploring the generic cast, and by the time the real story comes into play near the end, Aesthetica has already lost its steam. Any inkling of hope I had for the serious elements to play out were eradicated by the copious amounts of fanservice plaguing the anime’s beginning. The overpowering nature of Akatsuki also eliminates any feeling of drama throughout the series. Much like Sora and Shiro from No Game No Life, the battles are over before they begin, leaving much less opportunity for suspense from a viewer’s perspective. Most efforts at backstories are waived off to promote more ecchi scenes or are truncated due to the series’ short read more
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Sword Art Online (Anime) add
Kouh4i
Sword Art Online comes with a very strong premise. Be it the wish fulfillment of being a harem master for playing games, the “You lose, you die” scenario or just the fantasy of VR games, something here will probably catch your eye. It was when Reki Kawahara realized he had this powerful premise in his hands that he decided to write a story… But he forgot that a story is more than just it’s premise and ended up writing one giant piece of trash.
Most people would tell you “Oh, SAO it’s two parts, and the first one is good, but the second is bad”, but like mom said, I’m not most people. This show about MMORPGs was written by someone who couldn’t even bother to watch five minutes of any MMORPG gameplay just to grasp the overall idea of the genre. In other words, it was doomed to fail from start. Many of the mechanics make no sense at all, and the more you think about them, the more you realize that someone, during production, should either have realized that this game was meant to kill people, or that it was going to be a very shitty one. And here is the fun part: there are three (and a half) games in the anime, two of which are present in the first season, and this entire paragraph could be used for any of them and would still be pretty relevant.
The list of characters in this show could be reduced to two: Kirito and “These irrelevant girls that make up his harem”. And not a single one of them is good. Asuna is the one that had the biggest potential, but as soon as Reki Kawahara realized this he was quick into turning her into a giant pile of nothing.
Kirito doesn’t grow at all during the story. Despite going through hell, facing some of the most life changing events in human life and having unique experiences that only he could explore and overcome, it’s fascinating as the writer shrugs it all off and keep making him do the same exact things, committing the same exact mistakes, but having different outcomes.
The romance between Kirito and Asune is, as I can best describe it, good and bad. There are moments when the author gets the theme quite right, and other moments when everything is kicked on it’s head and you feel that cold reminder that this is still SAO and Kawahara couldn’t let you have any good memories.
The art of the show is fairly decent, the characters look quite aesthetic, though the backgrounds sometimes feel too generic. On the first half, only three bosses appeared in the show, and despite two of them not being anything new or particularly interesting, I wouldn’t be surprised to see such designs in a game like Dark Souls (which says a lot about the quality), specially the third one, which is by far the best and most original. If anything, read more
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LuckyGirl360
Story: 7/10. 1st Story: A demon wants to rape police officers, nurses, and schoolgirls. 2nd Story: A man frames girls for being witches and believes that their bodies are wretched in Satan.

Art: 8/10. The art reminds me of Bondage Game because they both are produced by Pink Pineapple (Better than Y.O.U.C.) But Bondage Game was full of scat. But, the art rocks.

Sound: 7/10. I don't want to hear scat sounds anymore.. it's terrible, terrible. Makes me throw up.

Characters: 6/10. They're fine.

Enjoyment: 7/10. It was fine. At least it was censored.

Overall: 7/10. Compare THIS to Bondage Game. You need to have the guts to watch Bondage Game.
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Today, 10:46 AM
Nanatsu no Taizai (Anime) add
ausbon
The Seven Deadly Sins is the light beer of anime. The anime seems like FMA:B and Attack on Titan had a shitty baby. No really. The Seven Deadly Sins all have red marks on their bodies, like the ones in FMA. But unlike the Sins in FMA, these Sins aren't actually afflicted with their sins, especially Lust. (No really, when you meet Lust, you'll be just as confused as the characters in the show.) On the other end of the spectrum, it seems like Greed is a direct rip from FMA. Everything about him is the same.

There are countless times in the show where a plot line just stops. It was like the writers wanted so desperately to breathe some life into this corpse of an anime, but corporate wouldn't let them. At one point, it seems as though we are going to get introduced to a conflict within the Sins, but two episodes later: "...no hard feelings right?" and it's gone. And I was actaully looking forward to an actual character conflict like we had in FMA. It would have been easy, since this is the same show, but shittier. Actually, there are only two characters with this high level internal conflict in the show, and they aren't even main characters. (In the four episodes following the first season, which apparently shift the anime from action/adventure to romcom, they have cumulatively about fifteen lines.)

Next, there are characters whose attitude changes completely, which isn't really a plot hole, but completely unnecessary. But let's talk characters. Elizabeth, can you chill? Why are you always crying? I get the writers were going for a Winry type character, but honestly, just stop. They use her to try to force the cliche "inspiring anime monologue," to fill a few minutes in the show. "I'll keep fighting for you even if I'm dead." Dude, shut up.

One more point about plot. I don't mind if anime stick to cliches at all, but if you're fighting, don't take your eyes off the enemy. Nearly half the times where a character is "down for the count" is when they took their eyes off their opponent. Just...lazy writing in my opinion.

In addition, the whole show is predictable. If you have any sense of stroytelling, you'll be able to pick out the "twist" at the end in the first four episodes.

Here are it's redeeming qualities: epic sound track, the art is actually decent, and there are some great supporting characters who aren't squeaky ass "comic relief if you can even call it that" pigs.

If you like Sword Art Online, you'll like this.

4/10
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Today, 10:34 AM
Hunter x Hunter (2011) (Anime) add
Inwhale
This is my first time writing a review for an anime.

I know that there are 80 million other reviews out there that are better than mine but I still want to put my thoughts about this show for everyone to read :)

I’m pretty new in the anime community, so my apologies if my opinions don’t go with what you think based on my lack of anime knowledge. I’ll get better I swear!

Also, I’m not gonna waste time talking about the synopsis of this show; MAL has written a pretty good one for you already. Make sure you read it ;)

Intro: This show can be compared to that one kid in school who’s not known by a lot of people, but once you get to know him/her, it changes you. This show is not like the other Shonen out there, simply because its popularity stays on the DL. But that’s what makes this show unique; it’s a hidden gem just waiting to be polished (*cough* *cough* BRISKY *cough*). I’m glad that this will be the first anime I’ve ever done a review on, so here we go!

Characters: You easily get emotionally attached to the characters. It’s pretty hard to name a character in the show that you truly hate because once you learn about their story and past, then you see the reasons for why their personality is the way it is. The characters all have a different way of thinking, and because of this, you’re able to gather more information about the storyline and plot development. The relationships between the characters all vary and are never the same from when they first meet. This allows the viewer to really see the character development happening. You also see some character development physically (especially with Gon like WOAH DUDE). Long story short, the characters are a lot of fun and figuring out their different personalities is even more fun. ~10/10~

Art: I’m not so familiar with art styles and how they vary throughout anime, so I'll keep it short and compare it to what I’ve seen so far. The colors and shadows that are used go very well with the ambiance of the show and its Arcs. The fight scenes are always animated to its best and never fails to go downhill after every episode. Just like one MAL reviewer said (Cresherhsm), it’s shocking how this show aired for so long, yet it kept up the solid animations and fighting scenes all the way until the end. The simple art allows the viewer to really focus on the show while still getting enjoyable animation. ~10/10~

Music/Sound: The music in HxH is beautifully written and really brings everything together. The intro/outro music starts off strong and gets even better after every new Arc. It’s upbeat, fun, and really brings out the Shonen feel of the show. The soundtrack throughout the show is amazing, and it never fails to have a song that goes great with what’s happening. There are some parts during the show where read more
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Today, 10:29 AM
Starmyu (Anime) add
xisue
When I first saw STARMYU introduced in 2015 I actually thought, "oh? another boys idol anime, name is kind of lame and these characters look a bit generic." Because I usually don't enjoy idol animes as much, although I think they are great to watch just for fun. 2 years later, I found my initial thoughts completely wrong and enjoyed the series so much I watched it twice for the first time.

A lot of people seem to compare this to UtaPri, which can be true at times but I think the overall tone of the anime is drastically different from how UtaPri presents itself. Such as UtaPri capitalizes on nuanced romance and STARMYU is more about pure romantic love for music and performance, also not "idols".

STORY: 7
Throughout the anime, the storyline is pretty straightforward, standard run of the mill: dreams, hard work, friendship, rivals, conflicts, etc. However, it presents itself in an interesting format of interjecting character songs/songs in general to serve as inner dialogue and characters motivations. This might be jarring (and I was also completely like wtf in the first episode), but it became entertaining once I understood its use (*gasp* like in a musical *says the stupid me*). And how could you go wrong with comedic song inserts? The dialogues actually spoken also are a refreshing, and well written take on many overdone concepts and themes: like really developing the characters and their conflicts.

Sometimes the dialogue also gets extremely cliche cringe worthy, but the show accepts that and I give props to it for not presenting it through rose colored lenses. (Which I will point out in UtaPri because you know those are hella cringe worthy lines only made not cringe worthy by beautiful voices and glamour shots).

ART: 8
At times the art quality isn't that great, and character designs may seem very bland for its genre. Nonetheless, I think facial expressions are drawn very well when crucial and portray all the characters emotions no matter how subtle (ex: the character Kuga). Backgrounds are drawn in a way suited to the setting, but the character song bg's are fantastic and artistic!

Also fantastic is the use of no CG and hand drawn performances! I'm quite impressed with the routines in their shown fluidity and the actual choreography. I don't think any other series I've seen holds up to par, because you can feel the weight of pull of every movement. If you also look you can even see that "wrong" parts are choreographed.

SOUND: 10
Being a musical anime, the music's going to make or break the anime for me. I think I enjoyed this series as well as it did because of the music. To start with the voice actors all are well suited to their roles. What's even more impressive is how well suited their voices are to each individual's song and how great they are able to adapt their singing to different musical impressions and genres. This anime presents a lot of read more
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Today, 9:45 AM
Overlord (Anime) add
Tropeskiller
OBLIGATORY SPOILER WARNING
-So Overlord is one of those animes that should be great, a kids wet dream. Who doesnt want to be the Lich King from WOW or as op as One Punch Man? Its a very unique idea to play as the final boss of a game rather than the ones trying to get to the final boss (like Sword Art Online).

-The problem with this anime is its poor execution in every way.

There is 0 character development. Some reviewers have mentioned that the main characters humanity seems to be slowly slipping away by the end of the show but that would mean that he had an emotional range to begin with. He is bland and hypocritical throughout. At one point even referring to the fact that this is so. This doesnt make it any less frustrating. At one point our main character is masquerading as a common adventurer and joins an up and coming guild while hiding his true power (just like Sword Art Online) and then 3 episodes later after hearing countless minues of these characters interact they are all slaughtered and the main character does not even care. Passively mentioning that he had just met them. It makes the 3 episodes of their development completely pointless and makes the "Overlord" far less sympathetic.

-There is a long list of supporting characters and their designs are mostly interesting such as lolita vampires, tsundere succubus, A nazi changeling who cracks jokes, etc. But the characters are all one dimensional-they spend all of the show praising the main character, even at the end when one of them betrays the group she still praises the main characters power during the battle. It is incredibly dull and does nothing to diversify their interests or motivations. If you have a thing for large breasted characters though the head guardian will certainly please, constantly trying to get a skeleton mind you, to have sex with her.

-The story is nonexistent. The main character was the head of large guild in an MMO and then gets stuck in it after shutdown for reasons that are never explained. What happened to his body? Who knows? who cares apparently. There are at least 5 instances where the main character talks about putting the castle that he lords over on high alert or concealing it from enemies which sounds good on paper but during the course of the show there is never an enemy introduced who could defeat his subordinates let alone penetrate his castle. By the end of the show we still havent met any additional human characters stuck in the game, he has not conquered any portion of the world, and has not learned any meaningful new power or ability. In short nothing actually happens except they get a giant hamster, walk around a village stopping small fry, and fight amongst each other (the 2 episode end fight) for reasons that are never clearly explained.

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Today, 9:42 AM
Claymore (Anime) add
deklo90
First of all, i'm not the best at writing reviews,

The show was glorious, but it doesn't start to interest you untill they talk a bit about clare's past and background.

Also for me i kinda hate the character Raki, idk i'm just like "get the heck out of here you whiny %#$%" when he interrupts epic battles!

also i cant seem to get emotionally attached to a character in this anime, maybe coz i find some of the dialogues too bland.

overall even though i only mentioned the bad points of the anime, its still a great anime with lots of glorious scenes, and it deserves a go, if you aren't already busy watching well renowned 10/10 masterpiece animes!

yours truly~~ some weaboo clown
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Today, 9:26 AM
Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Anime) add
SonalG
This is a short and spoiler free review :)

This story is about a guy who has the ability of Revival, where he's able to jump/leap back in time (usually minutes or hours) to prevent something bad from happening. This ability is not in his control and his time leaps can happen anytime and anywhere. However, his world is turned upside down one day, where he's in a race against time to save the lives of the people closest to him.

I went in with high expectations, and the first half did kind of make me happy. But the back and forth that happened in the anime made me feel as if the writers weren't sure where to focus more (the then or the now), so they included both.

I also found it hard to believe that a bunch of 10 year olds could be THIS smart and THIS independent. My mother would not have allowed me to go out without a guardian at 12 at night even when I was 16, so I was extremely surprised to see how chill one of the mothers was - letting her son hang out with his 10 year old friends at night with NO guardians, and how she wasn't the least bit worried when her son walked out of their house at 2 in the morning. Dude, what the F? It would have all been easier to believe if the children were 16 instead of 10. But, whatever.

I was going to give it a 7, but the ending changed my mind. The villain's reasoning for murdering children was something unique, and I liked it. I also very much liked the ending. Not many endings leave me this satisfied :)

All in all, it's definitely worth a watch if you're tired of all the trash that the anime industry has been churning out lately.
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Today, 8:51 AM
InuYasha: Kanketsu-hen (Anime) add
Hachiko75
I had no intention of ever watching this because I knew what was going to happen in the end and Naraku is my only favorite character in this twenty-six anime return.

This will contain spoilers because I don't know any other way to explain myself without them.

Okay so in the original anime I liked both Sesshomaru and Naraku and would not watch an episode if one or both were not in it. Well in the Final Act I find Sesshomaru to be less intelligent, more boring than he was before and nearly out of character from the original anime. I like that he cared so much for Rin, those scenes were nice. And it was so awesome to see his beautiful mother. But his actions half the time did not seem logical.

After episode eight, Kohaku's shard is the only one left but to make the anime longer, the episodes following are training and sword related. The brothers learn more about their swords and get new techniques to help them on their mission to kill Naraku.

Actually no. Since this is called Inuyasha, I should say he had to learn about his sword. Sesshomaru learning about his was just a pawn to help Inuyasha because after doing all the hard work, he ended up giving his sword's attack to Inuyasha.

The only thing that really made me sad in this anime is the death of Naraku's incarnations. No joke. I didn't even realize Kagura and Kanna grew on me until their last episodes aired. It was just so sad and really made me feel that this was going to be the end for Naraku. He was tossing everyone out and I wish he didn't though in Kagura's case I understood why.

Speaking of Kanna, she talked more in this anime and oddly enough that is something I did not like. It seemed out of character for her to recite a poem. That is the most she talked throughout.

I already know what happen in the end and I don't want to see it. I want to remember Naraku as a powerful, handsome demon and nothing more.
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Today, 7:16 AM
Kuzu no Honkai (Anime) add
Maiko-chan32
the story is literally not for everybody. apparently the content of this manga is very sensitive. well its quite obvious because the title of the anime "kuzu no honkai" or scum's wish speaks for itself.

story :10

an outstanding story indeed. even the title grabs the attention of the audience. as the story continues to unfold, it gives the audience the curiosity of whats coming.

art: 8

the art is actually great. kudos to the animators and the mangaka.

character: 10

i love how the characters were created. the personality, the appearance and stuff, i love it. Especially the hero and the heroine, they both give me the chills everytime I see them.

Enjoyment: 9

i did enjoy the manga and the anime (anime is still ongoing so go watch it!) it makes me experience an emotional ride, every chapter, every episode gives you different emotions. from sadness, happiness and etc.

overall: 8

the anime is ongoing to i might change the rating once the anime is finished


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Today, 6:52 AM
Serial Experiments Lain (Anime) add
SirKnight007
If there’s one word to describe Serial Experiments Lain, it’s MINDFUCK. This isn’t one of those anime that would be easy to understand. When it was released, it was considered Avant-garde at the time (That means it was new and unconventional, yet successful). Even today, many people sing praises of it today, while others tend to disagree and call it ‘boring’. So let’s surf the net and delete Navi (Yes, THAT Navi), this is Serial Experiments Lain.

Story – 8/10
If you are a fan of the usual shounen genre, I highly recommend against watching this show. The anime is Avant-garde, so if you like the conventional anime style, do stay clear, an otaku fell into a coma for five years, just by watching this show.
As for the story, it’s a rather interesting case. The story uses the internet as its source of premise, which is a gold mine; with the likes of Sword Art Online and Summer Wars (One of these anime is not like the other; one of these anime is the better option). We can explore interesting themes like, dual life in the internet, identity theft, hacking, and social dilemma. And for something made ages ago, the anime ACTUALLY explores that. Which is kind of surprising considering this anime was made a year before The Matrix (I looked it up). The story, however, tends to move slowly, not too much to make it boring, but enough to make you feel calm and relaxed. Where am I going with this? I DON’T KNOW, I started writing this when I just woke up and even I don’t know what’s going on in my brain. But, neither does the viewer, as the anime tends to throw a lot of twists and turns (Hence, the MINDFUCK) that the viewer might end up losing his or her ground. But that’s not the selling point. So be sure to not spoil yourself, or you’ll lose the entire fun of it. But there is something about the story that clicks.
At the time, the internet wasn’t what it was back then. Social network wasn’t that sophisticated, and the only way to connect to the internet was to survive a 2 minute long ear-rape. The internet or, as it’s called in the anime, The Wired, is a lot more sophisticated than that. Now, let’s loop back to when it was first aired. The only way we can chat is through AOL, and Google wasn’t the ultimate search engine that it is today and Youtube only allowed you to watch 5 minutes worth of Naruto (I checked. We have come a really long way) Years later, Youtube started to gain momentum and Google started working on their e-mail editor, G-Mail. And today, we can communicate and show Otaku pride on the internet, tweet and start a revolution that can topple an entire government, and write reviews like the critics we aspire to be. Notice the pattern? If you don’t, wait till the enjoyment section.
Art – 10/10
Ahhhhhhh, I feel so read more
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Today, 5:52 AM
I My Me! Strawberry Eggs (Anime) add
maaz_hk
First of all this anime is quite under-rated. It really disappoints me seeing the score below 7 on MAL. Anyways a darn good anime. You may question the art style but you'll get used to it but those ears... They creeped me out.
The story overall is good .... Your every day cross dressing hum teacher who teaches at a school where men are despised ..... Hmmm seems good xD.
Sounds and sync of the show was a little disappointing .... But the characters were brilliant .... You could see an average class with average student each different from each other ..... The characters seemed they were taken from a real story
Over all i give this anime 7 at least if not more and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who likes highschool drama and romance..
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