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Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

on May 17, 2014

There are times when you discover a rare item among the attic full of junk: Tasogare Otome x Amnesia is one of those. To sum it up for those who have yet to watch it, it would appear to be the typical high-school romance and in some respects you would be right in thinking that. For those of you who have seen Sankarea I hear there are parallels to be drawn between the two, although not having seen it myself I can't comment. However, I have read a review that went to great lengths to compare the two main lead characters of both shows so I think there's some merit in declaring that these shows compliment one... See full review

7/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.3/10 overall

Hamatora

on May 11, 2014

I honestly don't know where to begin with this delightful (read: sarcasm) review of this wonderful (again, sarcasm) anime. Hamatora offers both sublime comedy wrapped up in neat visuals and striking art that compels the viewer to want more... Okay, I can't keep that up; Hamatora is offensively shit. Don't agree that it's terrible? That's fine, but Hamatora makes Diabolik Lovers look good in comparison, and that was every part of its namesake in diabolical. I often get asked the question why I even bother with shows that I hate when they just send me into a rabid, froth-at-the-mouth rage, and the answer... See full review

1/10 story
2/10 animation
2/10 sound
1/10 characters
1.5/10 overall

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

on May 7, 2014

Chuunibyou was one of those shows labelled as a high-school comedy, and I really had no cause to think otherwise until late on. It had a lovely cast, plenty of good humour in the right amount, and managed to somehow make something that should be cringe-worthy actually adorable. The chuunibyou syndrome is something a lot of people can relate to. To what degree one's fantasies are pronounced varies. What's lovely about this show is that the cast wear their creativity on their sleeves without concern for who witnesses their antics. Those that try to scorn their past, like Nabutani and Yuuta, often react in... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.8/10 overall

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

on Feb 26, 2014

In short, this is a romantic comedy, but I'll stop you right there before you start thinking it's anything like a typical love story. I would appeal to any thoughts that it's prefaced with stereotypes and clichés after the first two or three episodes to continue; by episode four I could already see that J.C. Staff were letting the characters drive the story, and my expectation that they would not be forced to fit into plot-convenient situations was well rewarded from extended viewing. The focus of a show like this is the characters and their relationships with each other. To summarize if you don't... See full review

8/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
10/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Diabolik Lovers

on Dec 1, 2013

I've only watched two episodes. Two episodes is enough to know I won't be finishing this misogynistic crap. When has it become okay in our society to accept abuse towards women as natural, even in fictional material? I can't call this entertainment because it certainly does nothing but induce an overwhelming urge to break things in a room viewed through the lens of rage. There is no entertainment value that can redeem Diabolik Rapists from the utter tragic fuckfest these first two episodes present. First, let me start by saying that I'm familiar with sexual domination and if this show is trying to be a... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
0.5/10 overall

Miss Monochrome

on Jan 27, 2014

Every season has those little gems normally overlooked, but Miss Monochrome is one of those I am glad someone recommended to me. Following on the idea of the Vocaloid franchise, Miss Monochrome is not actually an official Vocaloid herself, but she sports the trademark autotuned voice and ideals of being a popstar. To this end she asks her maid, Mana (whom, might I add, was the only person I loathed in this short), to make her an idol. Mana requests Monochrome's entire fortune in order to do so, which the naive android grants her. Little to say that Mana runs off with the fortune, leaving Miss Monochrome... See full review

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

Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru

on Jun 4, 2014

Originally I wasn't going to do a review but I want others to share in my pain, and had I read the tags before watching I may have given this one a pass purely for the harem. These are seldom, if at all, done to any standard I would consider average - most are just mind-numbingly awful that make me want to fly to Japan just to punch the writers in the testicles. It came as no surprise that Oreshura didn't disappoint with regards to being absolute shite. Good premise, terrible execution. That's the phrase that sums up this show succinctly. I was initially attracted to the unique situation of a proposed... See full review

3/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
1/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Steins;Gate

on Sep 3, 2013

Story Whenever there's been literature about time-travel I'm always hesitant to get involved with it. Though I had no idea what Steins;Gate was about when I started watching it - mostly trusting in its popularity for approval - I was already compelled to renew an interest in the sci-fi niche. Steins;Gate's story is without a doubt complicated, if you're not paying attention that is. It lays out a world in which time travel is a very real concept invented in the upstairs apartment of the Future Gadgets Lab - a student work-space consisting initially of three members: the eccentric and self-proclaimed... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Aldnoah Zero

on Sep 26, 2014

If there's one image that could sum up this show for me:  First off, I would like to say that I had enjoyed the show in the first half, as it was entertaining and the politics actually seemed rather strong. That all ended, however, with the Emperor of Vers' ridiculous renege of his previous suspicion of the Knights, and to continue the war despite just being explicitly informed that his daughter was alive. And what of this influential man's agency in the rest of the show? Nada. To think that the man with the most power in the Vers Empire is absent for the rest of the show. It was a ridiculous and... See full review

2/10 story
9/10 animation
6/10 sound
1/10 characters
4.5/10 overall