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AnnaSartin

  • Cincinnati, Ohio USA
  • Joined Aug 31, 2014
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Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Dec 24, 2018

Life is hard for otaku. Our hobbies are merciless in their demand for our time and energy, and whether you have a lot of money or are perpetually pinching pennies, somehow whatever free cash you have becomes a sacrificial offering to the gods of otakudom. (Yes, you need to pay the water bill, but that box set that just came out is a *limited edition*! And while having a savings fund would be lovely, do you REALLY want to pass up going to your favorite convention this year?) People who do not understand this magnetic pull that anime, manga, video games or -insert random nerdy thing of your choice here- has... See full review

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6/10 overall

Day Break Illusion: il sole penetra le illusioni

Dec 12, 2017

This show wasn't great and it wasn't horrible. It was forgettably average, which is a shame because a lot of the plot elements were interesting and deserved further exploration. - Things I liked - The four main character Each of the four girls had her own backstory and personal motivations. We had a chance to get to know each of them and understand what makes them tick. They got genuine character development, learning from their experiences and reevaluating their beliefs as they were presented with new information. None of them were above realizing their own flaws and weakness and they all... See full review

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Maria the Virgin Witch

Dec 22, 2016

Ever wonder what Kevin's mom from "Home Alone" might have done in a previous life? Yeah, me neither. But after watching "Maria the Virgin Witch" I'm wondering if she might have lived in medieval France, because the title character very much resembles her. Maria also reminds me of a younger, virginal version of Vash the Stampede personality-wise with her staunch pacifism. I enjoyed her adventures a lot, quite more than I actually expected to. I love pacifist characters because they have so much space for learning and growing. Maria's attempts to help the people of France by... See full review

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8/10 overall

Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid

Apr 27, 2016

While this anime is a precious part of my childhood (in fact it was one of the first anime I ever saw at age 4) rewatching it so many years later has given me a very different perspective of the classic story. As an adult I notice one particular theme that is constantly repeated throughout the tale: Bad decision-making. "The Little Mermaid" is a tragic tale of bad decisions where we watch Marina, the pretty youngest daughter of the sea king, make one poor decision after another while her peers and elders either assist in or reward her unwise behavior. Unsurprisingly enough, her foolish actions... See full review

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7/10 overall