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  • Joined Mar 7, 2012
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True Love Story: Summer days, and yet...

Mar 17, 2012

I have watched a good deal of anime. Not a colossal amount, mind you, but I've seen a series or two. There are shows I dislike, and there are shows that irritate me. Very rarely will a show make me outright angry. But by the time I had reached the end, True Love Story: Summer Days had infuriated me more than almost any anime has in a long time.  Story: To call what this show possesses a "story" is, in my opinion, incredibly generous. At best, it is a sequence of events that has a beginning and an end. Our protagonist is named Yuuta Morisaki- your typical teenager and high... See full review

1/10 story
4/10 animation
3/10 sound
1/10 characters
1.1/10 overall

Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek

Mar 16, 2012

There are two kinds of movies. There are movies that have been thoroughly sketched out. They begin with a concept- a base idea. The structure comes later, with the writer figuring out how the idea can be presented successfully from beginning to denouement. Then, there is the other kind of film: the kind of film made entirely for a single moment.  Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek is a perfect example of that second breed of scriptwriting. Screenwriter Shiro Kuro had a single scene he wanted to present: a single twist, to be precise. He then slapped together a twenty-two minute script that would allow him to... See full review

2.5/10 story
5/10 animation
3/10 sound
2/10 characters
2.5/10 overall

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Mar 7, 2012

This is probably going to be the hardest and most conflicted review I'll ever have to write. And here's why- I really like Madoka. No, I love Madoka. It's a great show. It's a blast to watch- I loved every minute of it. But that is subjective. That is my emotional reaction to the content of the show, which is not what a review is about. A review is an unbiased discussion of the facts, which allows the viewer to determine whether or not this show is for them.  I'd love to be able to say "Complex characters! Fantastic plot! Great music and animation!" and simply add to the array of 8s and 9s... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
7/10 overall