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Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

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Going on downward spiral this anime is worse and worse with each episode. The main character in one moment being overconfident, cheerful and in the next moment suffering from a psychological breakdown, crying like a little girl - rinse and repeat. Especially in the 15 episode, which I would describe as dismal. Who comes with the script for this? It is a complete mess. The whole thing is even more absurd with the time traveling aspect. If any kind of bad end scenario is simply erased by returning back in time. Why he takes it so seriously? The constant time resets if anything should make him more... See full review

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

The Lost Village

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Let me start from my first impressions. Initially I was like "Show takes place on the bus? Don't tell me the whole story is going to take place only inside the bus?" Luckily not, but first things first. In the beginning I'm punched in my stomach with one huge info dump. I am talking about the introductions. In short time two or three dozen of characters introduce themselves and basically tell what they are about. Since I presume most of them are just wearing the red uniform it is good thing to have large cast, otherwise there won't be so much characters in a few episodes. How the hell... See full review

5/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
4/10 characters
5/10 overall

Kiznaiver

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"Lay your hands on meee while I am bleeeeding dry ..." so edgy. The opening lyrics are stupid, but the melody is catchy. Yet again. Japanese author tries to incorporate some pretentious bullshit reference on Christianity. I say bullshit, because as usual people that live in pagan Japanese culture have no idea how to grasp the Christianity, which they prove time and time with anime that has any reference to it. It may sounds cool to them, but they have no clue what those things are and just randomly throw them into the story for appearances. There is the reference to the seven deadly sins or... See full review

2.5/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
4/10 characters
3/10 overall

Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation

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This is gonna be so hard to review without spoilers. This anime is surprisingly good for a game promo anime. One would expect lazy shameless game promotion (score 1/10 or 2/10 maybe), but instead you get decent anime. Quite obviously another addition to the MMORPG anime series. That being said unlike those other anime series it is not about being trapped in the video game. However like some other anime series it is set in school. As a game promo anime It tries convince the viewers that playing online games has no impact on school performance. Obviously false claim, because games are generally built on... See full review

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

Oshiete! Gyaruko-chan

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"Is it true you can tell someone's pubic hair thickness by looking at their eyebrows?" or "若い女の子でもお尻に毛が生えうるって本当ですか?" and don't event ask what the 2nd sketch title from the anime means. You want to know? Are you sure? Well then "Is it true that even young girls have hair growing on their ass?" Now you know what this anime is about. It is a comedy about "Girls problems" such as period, shape and size of... See full review

1/10 story
5/10 animation
3/10 sound
2/10 characters
1/10 overall

Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle

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In a yet another generic fantasy settings in yet another light-novel anime, which starts exactly in same way as those other anime series (Asterisks, Rakudai) you might watched recently, follow destiny of a tragic hero, exactly like in those other anime series you probably watched not so recently (Mahouka, SAO)... See full review

1/10 story
5/10 animation
3/10 sound
2/10 characters
2/10 overall

Slayers

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What I love about the Slayers is fact, that it combines comedy and adventure fantasy so well. At times it is very serious action, adventure at other times it is slapstick comedy and parody of various tropes including fantasy. In that regard it reminds my slightly of the Discworld series. It is not perfect, that is the movie (Slayers Perfect), but it is entertaining without any major problem. The first season has two arcs and some fillers. However fillers in the Slayers usually mean some heavily comical episode... See full review

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

The Asterisk War

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Gakusen toshi Asterisk came out in hand with the Rakudai Kishi no Calvary, which is slightly better show. It is yet another unimaginative light-novel adaptation about schools, magic weapons, tournament and weak protagonist who is undefeated badass. Lately this stupid gimmick is so overused. I say stupid, because what is the point of saying about a guy, who never loses a fight that he is "weak". Story itself is quite boring honestly. It is completely open ended for other season or it is the case of read the rest of the source material ending. Not only the end is poor. The very beginning and... See full review

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

Shomin Sample

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Story is the ultimate harem. A guy gets into all-girl boarding school for rich girls, who are completly clueless about the world. Just think about the posibilities. He is taken in as an live example of "commoner" (in japanese "shomin", that is where the anime derives its title from). It is excused as he is mistakenly considered to "lean that way" (in other words they think he is a gay) with particular fetish for muscular men. The comedy is simple and there is not really an overarching story except towards the end. It is mostly just various sketches and otaku refrences... See full review

2/10 story
5/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
2/10 characters
2/10 overall

Charlotte

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This anime had a potential, but what a mess it was instead. There where two points in the story, where I thought this could be good premise for a story. The first point was at the beginning. It was really good to watch an average guy with superpowers and use them solely for selfish reasons, like Yagami in the Death Note. Except Yagami had much greater ambitions than mere fame, money and women. The second point was in the very last episode. This could be really good if that part was a standalone anime. Instead the story goes for school club with superpowers. Then towards the end surprise everything is turned... See full review

4/10 story
6/10 animation
5/10 sound
4/10 characters
4/10 overall

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

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In a beautiful RPG fantasy world ... nice art ... full of goblins, adventures, brave heroes ... Who are conveniently pulled out of our world with amnesia... prepare for many long slice-of-life scenes. Like preparing fire, cooking, eating, shopping, making tea, watching the sunset, talking with your party buddies about your feelings and stuff. Then jump right into the action as bunch of six supposedly trained adventures stumble, miss at point blank range, get scared of single goblin, stand and watch as their buddy is getting murdered. Instead of watching those other six, who are much more skilled or it is... See full review

4/10 story
7/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

Prince of Stride: Alternative

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Oh yea sports anime with pretty colors. The stride is nothing more than slightly upgraded relay race in order to be less boring... add some dramatic camera angles and music ... it is still just relay ... damm so boring. It is just only plain school-club anime with reverse harem. You know about restoring a school club back to its former glory with bunch of bishounen weirdos. Aside from pretty colors It has a very little to offer.

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3/10 story
8/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

Myriad Colors Phantom World

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Guys get real! Do you think an anime with a girl invoking magic by rubbing her boobs, a flat-chested girl with eating disorder and a weak male lead is like the pinnacle of story-telling and characterization. I don't think so. The premise does not make sense in relation to the paradoxes presented at the very beginning. The anime tries desperately to convince the viewer, but it falls flat as it does not make much sense. Even if you couldn't perceive something alive it would still have an effect on the reality. If it had not its existence would not make a difference. What about the moment, when the girl is... See full review

3/10 story
7/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
3/10 overall

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

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Is this yet another run of the mill light novel adaptation or not? That is the question. Yes and no, but only a little no. The whole idea of literally ass-pulling your magic weapon(s) has been around for a while i.e. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, Absolute Duo, etc. In this regard the story is not original at all. The main protagonist is OP character, who is considered a low rank same as in the Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. There is even to lesser degree brocon imouto (little sister with brother complex) as well. The story is about the tournament or better say qualification tournament. Main protagonist and other... See full review

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

Non Non Biyori

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Non Non Biyori does not mean "Non Non Weather". You see It is a word play on word nonbiri (suru) which literally defines the whole tone of the anime. Now if you open your dictionaries you will find it means "carefree/at leisure". The second meaning hidden in the title, which is the biyori a twist on the word hiyori. It means "weather". However in this case it is used in figurative meaning and should be understood as "atmosphere". Combined together it will make the "carefree/at leisure atmospehre". So, the whole purpose of this anime is... See full review

5/10 story
9/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
7/10 overall

One-Punch Man

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It was few years back that I've read few volumes of the manga source for this anime. I was not really thrilled by it. For simple reason it is quite simplistic. So I did not expect much from this anime despite the hype amongst some. However It works as an anime despite its faithfulness to the source material. One-punch man is a decent action anime with stunning visual style and good soundtrack. It has both funny and serious moments. The story has some progression, but the story in itself is very simple. In dialogue and story there are some attempts to explore various ideas. It tries to show more humane side... See full review

5/10 story
9/10 animation
5/10 sound
5/10 characters
6/10 overall

Monster Musume

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This is a harem anime border-lining bestiality. The idea of half woman half animal or whatever simply does not work at least for me. Do you think a healthy guy can find appealing a body of snake, spider, zombie, etc. I can not say about those guys who rated this like 8 or 10. After all the reason anyone watches a harem anime is for the girls. When I say for the girls I mean for the character ... like blond hair, sexy body and nice D-cups. Putting bestiality or other fetishes aside It is run of the mill ecchi harem. Except maybe the resistance of main male character toward attempts of the (half-)girls is... See full review

2/10 story
4/10 animation
4/10 sound
2/10 characters
2/10 overall

Seraph of the End

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WTF why did I give this 3-star. *Fixing it to 1.5* Now, that is much better. Initial premise of the Owari no Seaph seems interesting for ... like ... fifteen seconds? The idea of virus killing all adults and leaving all the kids alone on their own ... then They come ... and They ruin everything. The Vampires of course. How much more overused group could you possibly get. So they gather kids and keep them as source of the food. Except they want to wipe out humanity o.O ... Are they suddenly going "vegan" or it is just good old plain stupidity? This is the first thing I have against this anime... See full review

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

Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan

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This anime is yet another light novel trash adaptation. The premise is unimaginative, boring and never explored. The threat to the humanity is just bunch of lazily designed bugs. They look like enemies from some old shitty video game. Main hero too is from long series of hated (misunderstood) by everyone over-powered guys. His task is to train trio of the worst students at the school of battle mages. This all-girl trio consists of incompetent klutz, very shy girl and very arrogant poser girl. There is also 4th girl the obligatory tsundere. The story is not focused on the battles, but rather to overcoming of... See full review

1/10 story
4/10 animation
3/10 sound
2/10 characters
2/10 overall

Jitsu wa Watashi wa

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Asahi Eromine's harem, comedy combo is a classic and thoroughly overused scheme. You know, when mostly harmless (read: useless) guy is trying to establish romantic relationship with a girl, but ends up platonically loved by several girls around him including his chosen one, but nobody makes the final step to establish relationship. At the end of the day you get mostly static story with negligible progress and open end. All this mixed with passable comedy. Comedy is situational. It is build up on characters physical or mental oddities. For example main hero is unable to operate in tatemae mode, because... See full review

3/10 story
8/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

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I had great hopes for this anime after watching initial episodes despite my better judgement that this is after all light-novel adaptation. The premise is catchy and fun to watch clash of contemporary world with another fantasy-like parallel universe with dragons, orcs, knights, kings, elfs and murderous loli demigoddesses...? So you get scenes of soliders, helicopters, tanks, etc. obliterating cavalry, soldiers with swords and shields. It could be practically a promo for japanese military self-defense forces. Modern "humane" army, which does not "Nankings" civilians. However in the... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 animation
5/10 sound
7/10 characters
6/10 overall

Overlord

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Light novel adaptations, MMORPG anime sucks. When I started to watch Overlord I did not expect much. I was thinking it will be just attempt to ride on wave of SOA, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka. I was wrong. It is quite simple. The story builds on rule of cool, action and occasionally on a comedy (kind of like DBZ). Let’s start from the beginning. The first difference between SAO and Overlord is that in Overlord main protagonist is trapped in a game when the service is supposed to be terminated after he played it for years. It is no brainer that by the time the story... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Wakaba*Girl

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Wakaba Girl is not exceptional, but it does not make any serious mistake and is enjoyable for what it is short slice-of-life comedy. It has snowball in hell chance to have any lasting popularity. However as far as summer 2015 is concerned it is one of the more enjoyable series. Episodes are short 6 min with catchy opening song filled with silly Japanese comedy and jokes. 

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5/10 story
5/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
5/10 overall

Okusama ga Seito Kaichou!

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Story? So this dude gets a waifu, just like that. No dating, no wedding, not even signing of a legal document for that matter if that was to be an arranged marriage. They are underage anyway. It is a porn, a porn so forget any logic. Visuals are for such title more important, which it delivers ... ehm ... at right moments ... ehm. Unless you watch the censored version. Like anyone would want to watch it. The main protagonist is not a pervert. He is more the shy guy leaning towards the average guy. His friend is the pervert, who supplies him with the porn magazines. She is an outgoing moe girl, with... See full review

2/10 story
7/10 animation
3/10 sound
2/10 characters
2/10 overall

Rokka no Yuusha

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Imagine if in the Lord of the Rings, when fellowship of the ring arrives at the Rivendel the ring was stolen and Frodo started to investigate who stole it. You would get similar mystery like Rokka no Yuusha. After watching two or three episodes of Rokka no Yuusha I got impression this is going to be an action/fantasy. Instead it turned in 4th episode into stale mystery. While it delivers surprising resolution in the last episode it trolls viewers by pointing out how meaningless the whole issue actually was and leaves the ending opened for a next season. Animation is decent. However the fiends... See full review

5/10 story
5/10 animation
3/10 sound
7/10 characters
5/10 overall

Dragon Ball Super

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I do not know about you, but I was completely satisfied when DBZ ended. I wouldn't even mind if it ended sooner - before Majin Buu saga. From time to time I went to it back and rewatched great battles and other good moments. However one day something happened. The Dragonball Kai started to air. I looked at it and it was basicaly the same thing like DBZ cut off now and there with different voiceover. After Dragon Ball Z the battle of Gods came out I watched it solely from duty. Man it was boring and cheap. When I heard that a second Dragon Ball Z movie is in making this time not only with the... See full review

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

Akame ga Kill!

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If content would be at least as elaborate as its title. It's a word play with word 斬る (kiru - to behead) being pronounced same as transliteration of English word "kill". While this can excite my inner Japanese language obsession, I can't say that for the actual content of this anime. Like in the Tokyo Ghoul the first episode hypes viewer and nothing but complete mess in subsequent episodes follows. It has dull fighting scenes. There is nothing in story what would hook up viewer. I finished this only to see if the whole series is as bad as it looks after few episodes. Yes, it is bad... See full review

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

World Trigger

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World trigger is simply shounen done right in old school way. It reminds me lot of Dragon Ball and other older shounen shows. It is quite surprising it went quite under the radar. At least I didn't hear anime reviewers I follow to talk about it much if at all. Btw those recommendations for Kekkai sensen and AOT are nonsense this anime is superior to them in almost every aspect. First there are no cheap ecchi gimicks like usually in modern anime. There is no useless shock factor and no unnecessary killing of characters. It is purely adventure, action, sci-fi shounen. While the start is not as... See full review

8/10 story
6/10 animation
5/10 sound
8/10 characters
7/10 overall

Yurikuma Arashi

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You all know the pedo-bear. Now, behold the storm of lesbo-bears. This anime tries so hard to be symbolic and it is practically impossible to tell WTF is this all about. Generally speaking the story is romance ... lesbian romance of course. What did you expect from an anime that has Yuri not only in the title, but practically in every single girl character name. The story is mostly intangible. It takes several episodes and countless flashbacks of various protagonists to get hold what the characters and the story is about. Still at the end some things remaining cryptic and viewer can only guess the... See full review

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

Tokyo Ghoul √A

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The second seasons starts as "rule of cool". However I can not forgive its bullshit conclusion and whole irrationality of 180 degree turn in Kaneki. When I saw the title of this season √A , It was obvious how desperate the producers must be. This kind of naming is what twelve years use. Opening is better than in the first season. While I can admit that second season is so far better than first It is average anime at the best. Compared to adaptations of silly light novels and moe, this might seem as masterpiece. Still it doesn't change fact there are moments when it falls flat on face. There... See full review

3/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
3/10 characters
3/10 overall