In a not too distant future Japan has become the biggest weapon producer on the market and at the same time decided to completely isolate itself from the outside world. After ten years, an organization called S.W.O.R.D. receives a mysterious message to investigate a meeting held by Japanese weapon corporation Daiwa and it turns out that there's more to Daiwa than what initially meets the eye. Vexille, a member of S.W.O.R.D., is sent to infiltrate Japan along with her comrades to find out what's really going on and has to question herself what it really means to live and to be alive in the process, but most... read more
One word sums up prety much everything I feel about Hell Verse: sadness. I'm sad because I know Kubo looked forward to Hell Verse as a project because it was the first Bleach movie he was allowed to help producing and he did a lot of color spreads, wrote the backstory and developed the concept into something that could potentially had become a great, almost canon Bleach movie. Alas, this is not the case as most of Kubo's ideas were discarded and it was too late to do anything about it. As a diehard Bleach fan, this was very easy to notice. I can spot the aspects Kubo had in the writing, but it's not... read more
If you mix Naruto with a fair dose of Harry Potter, the result would be Soul Eater. Soul Eater got many elements typical to a shounen, while at the same time being more of an ensemble-type of show focusing on the school life of the main characters. At its best Soul Eater is a highly entertaining and ultimately stylish show, while at its worst it feels like carbon-copy shounen without much depth or anything new to offer.
One of the most uneven aspects of Soul Eater is its story. It consists of two main arcs separated into two seasons telling the story of Maka and her friends training to become... read more
Mononoke is truly a gem within the horror genre and certainly deserves to be seen at least once (this review is based on a rewatch). It mixes a unique animation and art direction style with a story telling more akin to that of Mushishi. Indeed, one could say that if Mushishi was ever made into horror, the result would be Mononoke. Similar to Mushishi, Mononoke has therefore no overarching plot to speak of; instead we have four smaller acts inserted over the course of 12 episodes. The only thing all acts got in common is the presence of the mysterious Medicine Seller who exorcises the world from mononoke... read more
Jigoku Shoujo is one of those anime where you wonder what all that hype is based around. What really disappointed me the most was that for a 26 episode long anime, only 4 of those focused on the main plot, making me wonder why this anime was not made into an OVA or half season, since the format would’ve fit so much better. Further, I ended up with a bad aftertaste of Jigoku Shoujo trying to mimic Le Portrait de Petite Cosette that I think is a superior anime in that it achieved its goals, Jigoku Shoujo doesn’t. The similarities between the shows are striking, as well. We have a girl who is... read more
Night Head Genesis is one of those series that carries the potential to become great but yet somehow ends up mediocre. The story focuses on the two brothers, Naoto and Naoya, who were born with psychic powers and were thus locked away from society for 15 years until they finally managed to escape. The first half which focuses on Naoto and Naoya trying to recover their lost past is thus quite engaging and interesting, and it helps the viewers to understand the characters better. However, from this point onward, Night Head Genesis rapidly takes a turn towards the worse and steadily progresses from being midly... read more