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Sound! Euphonium 2

Dec 31, 2016

 ***This is a spoiler free review***   This is going to be a review of the entire Hibike! Euphonium series which so far consists of two seasons (not counting the re-cap movie and the specials). Hibike! Euphonium is an addition to the few anime that put a heavy focus on a group of people fulfilling their musical desires. There are shows that use the music as a supplement to the real purpose of the show (K-On for instance) and then there are shows that exist for the sole purpose of showing the viewer a musical experience that just happens to have other elements in it (like most of Nodame... See full review

7/10 story
9.5/10 animation
10/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.9/10 overall

www.Working!!

Dec 26, 2016

 ***This is a spoiler free review*** You do not need to have watched the first 3 seasons of Working in order to watch www.Working   www.Working is a separate experience than Working with a whole new cast but it does borrow many of the comedic and plot driven devices that made the first one so good. This new season tries to cram in what the original series did in three seasons and honestly it might have been for the better. Story: 8.5/10 The last sentence I put in my opening statement has to do with how this new season deals with the character relationships. In the original Working visible... See full review

8.5/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
8.6/10 overall

Kimi no Na wa.

Dec 3, 2016

 ***This review has some spoilers in it. They are clearly marked and can be avoided.*** The hype revolving around this animated film is so suffocating that it somehow convinced me to fight the LA traffic to go see it in a cramped, artsy film theater with 40ish loud anime fans and a snobby french couple next to me. Was it worth all this trouble? Plot: 4.5/10 I'm going to separate this spoiler comment bellow from the rest of the review. If you do not want to be spoiled then just gloss over the next paragraph. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER If you have seen the... See full review

4.5/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Star Blazers 2199

Nov 30, 2016

 ***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW*** My anime quest has finally led me to the path of space operas and with this quest I find myself finishing 26 episodes of absolutely masterful scenes. This remake of a cult classic seems to have surpassed anything I could of imagined. Story: 7/10 This is a remake of the original anime Space Battleship Yamato: The Quest for Iscandar. From what I have read online the remake does an amazing job of keeping the feel and core concepts of the original in tact while offering a fresh look and take on the series. At its core, Space Battleship Yamato 2199 has one very... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
9.8/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.2/10 overall

Pokemon XY

Oct 28, 2016

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW***

Heads up: This is not a review for just the first season of XY; it's a full review for all of XY.
  Pokemon XY has done the impossible for me. It has somehow reignited the fire inside me for watching Pokemon. Once the Diamond and Pearl episodes were finished, I lost pretty much all desire to watch anything Pokemon related (since the Pokemon Adventures manga is 10000x better). What got me back into Pokemon though was the sheer amount of reputable YouTubers stating that “Pokemon is back!” Story: 7/10 Got to say, I was not expecting to be... See full review

7/10 story
8.5/10 animation
5/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.1/10 overall

Danganronpa 3 -The End of Hope's Peak Academy- Hope Arc

Sep 30, 2016

 !!!SUPER SUPER WARNING!!! IF YOU PLAN ON WATCHING THIS ANIME (or even reading my review) YOU NEED TO HAVE PLAYED/WATCHED THE FIRST DANGANRONPA GAME/ANIME AND HAVE PLAYED THE SECOND DANGANRONPA GAME. YOU ALSO NEED TO HAVE WATCHED BOTH DANGANRONPA 3 ARCS.
This is going to be a short review since this is only a one episode release and it is mostly a closure thing for the Future Arc. Danganronpa 3 was split up into two anime seasons and a one episode tv special in order to close out the second arc. With some sort of closure for the Future Arc, Danganronpa 3 is now... See full review

2/10 story
6/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
5/10 characters
5.1/10 overall

Danganronpa 3 -The End of Hope's Peak Academy- Future Arc

Sep 28, 2016

 !!!SUPER SUPER WARNING!!! IF YOU PLAN ON WATCHING THIS ANIME (or even reading my review) YOU NEED TO HAVE PLAYED/WATCHED THE FIRST DANGANRONPA GAME/ANIME AND HAVE PLAYED THE SECOND DANGANRONPA GAME. YOU ALSO NEED TO HAVE WATCHED DANGANRONPA 3 DESPAIR ARC. Danganronpa 3 – The End of Hope's Peak Academy – Future Arc (these names man) is the sequel to the second Danganronpa game and connects with what we watched in the Despair Arc season. While I am excited we got to see what happens after the second game, I feel pretty let down with this particular arc. Story... See full review

3/10 story
9/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
5/10 characters
6.1/10 overall

Danganronpa 3 -The End of Hope's Peak Academy- Despair Arc

Sep 27, 2016

 !!!SUPER SUPER WARNING!!! IF YOU PLAN ON WATCHING THIS ANIME (or even reading my review) YOU NEED TO HAVE PLAYED/WATCHED THE FIRST DANGANRONPA GAME/ANIME AND HAVE PLAYED THE SECOND DANGANRONPA GAME. Danganronpa 3 – The End of Hope's Peak Academy – Despair Arc (holy fuck what a mouthful) is a prequel to the second Danganronpa game. You absolutely need to be caught up on what happens in the games in order to fully understand what is going on in this anime. What the anime accomplishes is a fun and despair filled experience that will help tell the tale of our gifted... See full review

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

Amanchu!

Sep 24, 2016

 ***THIS IS A VERY LIGHT SPOILER REVIEW***

I vividly remember watching a series called Aria in my earlier anime watching days. It had me mesmerized with its amazing visuals, music, and character interactions. It told the story of 3 young women working on getting better at their craft. For 3 seasons it developed into an amazing series that I wish we had more of.

Amanchu is written by the same author that did Aria and while it does do a great job of hitting most of the marks laid by Aria I feel that it missed its stride in a few instances.

Story: 3.5/10 What made Aria great was... See full review

3.5/10 story
8.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.3/10 overall

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Sep 11, 2016

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW***

Re:ZERO has been one hell of a ride. 25 episodes of intrigue which included depression, euphoria, back stabbing, ext. I was worried it wouldn't keep up with its hype but my worries seem to be misplaced.

Story: 6.8/10
An introduction: in the first episode we are introduced to a character named Subaru who is a loner that does not contribute society (NEET). While going out for snacks, he encounters a phenomenon where he is transported to another world. He encounters hardships but is saved by the kindness of a girl named Emilia. He vows from that point on... See full review

6.8/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
7.6/10 overall

Rewrite

Sep 11, 2016

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW***

After watching Rewrite I am honestly wondering who the hell this anime was made for. Was it for the veteran VN readers or was it some sort of advertisement for the fresh anime watchers? Regardless of their target audience I think that 8-bit has failed miserably.

Story: 2/10 First, an introduction to the story. Kotarou is the main character of the show. The show literally follows him around as he tries to make the most of his high school life. He ends up reviving an old club in order to form memories with his closest friends. These friends include Akane (a... See full review

2/10 story
4.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
4/10 characters
4.9/10 overall

Flying Witch

Jul 10, 2016

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW*** Flying Witch pulls off the unthinkable feat of matching the serene and relaxing feel of Aria. It matches almost every aspect of Aria while improving in certain areas. NOTE: The reason I am going to compare this show to Aria is because they both borrow the same mechanics to make their slow-paced show so amazing.  Story: 5/10 Slice-of-Life anime usually fall into the issue of not having a driving plot force throughout the show. This was somewhat prevalent in Aria's first season but was less of an issue in season 2 and 3. In Flying Witch there is almost no plot... See full review

5/10 story
8.5/10 animation
10/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
8.3/10 overall

Kiznaiver

Apr 21, 2016

 ***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW***   With Studio Trigger gradually making a name for its self in the anime industry, I have come to respect their works. Kill La Kill was a visual and audio feast for the eyes and ears while Little Witch Academia was one of the most perfect short films I had ever seen. I was expecting a lot from Kiznaiver when I heard of its existence; did it live up to my hype?
Story: 3/10 The plot (and how it is presented to the watchers) is one of the tools that a content creator has at their disposal for telling a compelling and complete story. Other things like audio... See full review

3/10 story
9.8/10 animation
9/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
8/10 overall

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Mar 31, 2016

 ***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW*** Hai to Gensou no Grimgal is an anime that has a few standout elements but ultimately falls short on the quality side.
Story: 5/10 I'll admit upfront that I am a sucker for these whole dropped into a new world MMO feeling stories. What's different for this anime than say Log Horizon or Sword Art Online is that our characters have no recollection of any memories before entering this new world. The story follows a small group of misfits led by Manato. He, Haruhiro, Mogzo, Ranta, Shihoru, and Yume must fight mobs every day in order to receive monetary... See full review

5/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
4.5/10 characters
5.4/10 overall

Girls Beyond the Wasteland

Mar 27, 2016

  ***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW***
Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu is one of the many anime that shows the viewer the inner makings of certain forms of Japanese media. In this particular instance, Visual Novels take the spotlight and along the way we see how the high schoolers get from A to B in the game development process. Unfortunately...it's not quite a straight line approach.
Story: 5/10 You are going to see a recurring theme in my review because of how average the show is. The first average aspect of the show is the story/plot. The driving force of this anime is to make... See full review

5/10 story
5/10 animation
5.5/10 sound
5.5/10 characters
5.3/10 overall

Prince of Stride: Alternative

Mar 25, 2016

 ***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW***

Prince of Stride is a show that seemed to have shown so much promise in the early episodes but soon driveled out into a bromance, low intensity “battles” anime. I was waiting for that super intense, heart pounding race to occur; maybe in the second season?
Story: 5/10 So the main thing you need to know about the show is this; highschoolers get together to run in “Stride” races against other highschools. The main characters Nana, Riku, and Takeru form the main core for the show to present itself with. The supporting cast is... See full review

5/10 story
6.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
5/10 characters
6.1/10 overall

Psycho-Pass

Feb 8, 2016

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW***   Before last week I had almost no knowledge of what Psycho-Pass was or entailed. It was after watching the trailer for the English dubbed version of the movie that I was informed of how good of a series (at least the first season) was so here I am about to lay it out for you. Story: 7/10 The overarching plot of the anime is quite good and takes some unforeseen twists and turns (in my opinion). It's some of the in-between stuff that prevents me from giving this category more points. There is an episode or two towards the middle of the series (after a HUGE... See full review

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

Majokko Shimai no Yoyo to Nene

Apr 3, 2015

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW*** After taking a decent break from anime, I am slowly but steadily inching my way back into the scene. I thought that it was time to watch another anime film (mostly been sticking to currently airing anime) and I am so glad that this was recommended to me from a fellow anime lover. After watching Little Witch Academia and wanting so much more content, I find myself in the hands of Majokko Shimi no Yoyo to Nene.  

Story: 7/10
It is your somewhat typical person placed in a strange new world story overview; Yoyo a mage from a world full of magic is... See full review

7/10 story
9/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.4/10 overall

Binbougami ga!

Aug 21, 2014

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW*** Lately I have found it harder and harder to find anime that I honestly feel makes me really "laugh out loud" or really enjoy warming up to a character I previously hated. The show Binbougami ga! has somehow incorporated both of these aspects into a fun filled thirteen episode running. Story: 6/10 No sugarcoating this category; being a slice of life and self contained episodic type show means there really isn't a whole lot of ways to have an interesting show especially since it is a parody anime that in my opinion rivals Gintama in how funny it comes off to... See full review

6/10 story
8.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
10/10 characters
7.9/10 overall

No Game No Life

Jun 26, 2014

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW*** Boy what a ride. After twelve episodes of eyegasmic epicness, the first (of hopefully many) season of No Game No Life has concluded. Story: 8.5/10 So the basic premise of No Game No Life is the following of Shiro and Sora as they try to make their mark in a whole new fantasy land that is ruled by games; not wars. Throughout the show you began to understand how in control (IE: badass) they are when it comes to pretty much anything game oriented. What I liked most about the story though was the pacing. From my perspective, there really was no filler or fluff in this... See full review

8.5/10 story
10/10 animation
9.9/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.4/10 overall

Date a Live II

Jun 23, 2014

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW*** If you somehow find this show appealing to watch, I recommend you watch the first season before taking this one on. Ok. *Takes a deep breath* Let's get this over with. Because of money, a new season of Date a Live is here and well if you were expecting more character development from the previous season's characters then well be prepared to be very, very disappointed. Story: 4/10 It's the same as the first season plot wise; mythical creature taming stud Shido has to go seal the powers of new female... See full review

4/10 story
6.5/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
4.6/10 overall

Nanana's Buried Treasure

Jun 23, 2014

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW*** This for me was one of those delightful surprises that you just happen to come upon with no real hopes and dreams for. My initial thoughts going into Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin were, "Well it cannot be as bad as School Days right?" I was correct; it was infinitely times better. Story: 7/10 I at first thought the main plot was a little weird but after the first two episodes it started to grow on me. The basic concept of the show is: on an island that boasts a new university for students, the treasure hunting club thing goes on puzzle solving adventures... See full review

7/10 story
9.4/10 animation
8/10 sound
7.8/10 characters
8.1/10 overall

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior

Jun 23, 2014

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW***
While a little too slice of life(y) for some, Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou boasts a beautiful color scheme accompanied by a fun cast. Story: 4/10 So like most slice of life anime, there really isn't an engrossing plot to hold the show together. Basically each following episode picks off from where the previous one ended. The main idea of this story is the following of the activities of an apartment complex's activities and its residents. It doesn't set any new milestones in story telling; just shows the lives of these residents. Animation: 8.5/10 The... See full review

4/10 story
8.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
9/10 characters
7.1/10 overall

Harmonie

Apr 13, 2014

***This is a spoiler free review*** For a one shot episode, Harmonie packs quite the punch in both tone, animation, and overall acoustic qualities. Story: 8/10 I cannot talk about much of the plot without ruining the whole episode but what I can say is that they studio really crammed a lot of story into twenty minutes. The overall purpose of the plot might not come easily to everyone watching the show but it does hit pretty deep once you really think about it. I kind of wished that we could see what happens after the episode was done. Animation: 10/10 Astounding, fluid, beautiful, crisp, bright... See full review

8/10 story
10/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
8.8/10 characters
9.1/10 overall

Sakura Trick

Apr 1, 2014

***This is a spoiler free review***

Sakura Trick is ummm hmmm. This show completely goes all out with no intent of looking back at what will go down in history of what Yuri Yuri almost was. Story: 2/10 Look; there is no story. Every episode just helps each character get closer to the one they love. This anime focuses on a group of high school girls that are starting to form affection for another female. This topic is pretty iffy with some people (not me) and in other anime the line has never really been fully crossed in terms of what happens affection (physical affection) wise. Sakura Trick... See full review

2/10 story
7/10 animation
5/10 sound
4/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Kill La Kill

Apr 1, 2014

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW***   To be...or not to be...that is the question we must answer for Kill la Kill. The question? Whether or not over the top action with amazing animation and acoustic qualities can overcome a brain dead plot with a thing for nudity.   ...yeah Story: 4/10 Look let's be real here; we ALL knew ten minutes into this anime that this was going to be one of THOSE types of anime. You know the, "OMG ACTION ACTION ACTION NUDITY ACTION" ones. Don't get me wrong it gets all of those things right; lots of amazing action scenes and well yeah some fan service. It... See full review

4/10 story
10/10 animation
9.7/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.2/10 overall

Golden Time

Mar 31, 2014

***This is a spoiler free review***
Golden Time is an anime that really put me on a rollercoaster ride. There were moments where I legitimately thought it was the best drama I had seen in awhile when other times it had me wanting to drop the show entirely. Story: 7/10 I will say that the story for Golden Time is fresh, has twists and turns, and had very serious and emotional scenes. I will also say that there are a lot of "cheap" tricks the show uses to make certain events happen for convenient reasons. A quick rundown of the opening is that we follow new college student Tada Banri as... See full review

7/10 story
6.9/10 animation
7/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
7.6/10 overall

Engaged to the Unidentified

Mar 31, 2014

***This is a spoiler free review***   Kawaii, kawaii, kawaii, kawaii, KAWAII, KAWAII!!! And Moe. Story: 6/10 There is a story and I have to say even though it is just your run-of-the-mill high school drama, they did do a pretty good job injecting some of the unique nuisances that pertain to the non-human characters. The fast run down of the plot is that a side of Kobeni's family descend from a sort of animal/human hybrid race and it has been deemed that Kobeni must marry into the family. Thus begins her awkward adventures with her fiancé Hakuya and her aunt-in-law Mashiro. Things happen in... See full review

6/10 story
8.3/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
10/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Noragami

Mar 23, 2014

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW***

Cute, adorable, fluid, funny, interesting; these are words that I would use to describe the anime Noragami. With loads of character development and amazing animation quality, this might just be the best Winter 2014 anime I have watched thus far. Story: 7/10 The thing really holding back the show in my opinion is the occasional fluff (fillerish stuff) you encounter. I also did not necessarily enjoy the whole arc surrounding Yukine but overall the premise of the show really did grab onto me early on. The first episode explains the situation Hiyori finds herself... See full review

7/10 story
9.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

The Garden of Words

Mar 15, 2014

***Spoiler free review*** One superficial gripe I have with movies in general is how short they tend to be. I have always enjoyed books, manga, and long running shows because of the added time to build upon characters and expand the plot. I however must retract my superficialness for the animated film Kotonoha no Niwa as it has pulled on my heart strings to their breaking point. Story: 8/10 At its core, Kotonoha no Niwa is a mature love story between student Takao and skipping work Yukari. They end up meeting on rainy days in a very lush park in the Kanto region of Japan. They began to mingle a little... See full review

8/10 story
10/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
9.3/10 overall