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  • CWCville, United States
  • Joined Jul 28, 2017
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Saint Seiya Omega

Sep 30, 2018

Season 1 was great! The rest... I'm honestly conflicted about how I should review this show. During the first whole season, I found it  pretty much as good as a direct sequel to Saint Seiya could get in modern times, and I absolutely love how they brought back so many voice actors from the classic (even though hearing how much their voices aged was kinda shocking at first). The new saints were funny and inspiring, the designs were simple but dynamic, and the animation was gorgeous (as most shows are with Yoshihiko Umakoshi at the reigns). The first season finale was stunning to look at. However, I... See full review

7/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I - Initiation

Mar 26, 2018

Fun to watch, but I kind of don't understand the point? The film itself was good; I didn't understand some of the changes. I know a lot of people that didn't appreciate how watered down the minor characters like Orange-kun and Euphie became. I also didn't understand the point of completely cutting characters like Mao. The only thing I really did kind of enjoy regarding characters was the subtly includion of Marrybell and Julia in the royal Britannian family... I know there's only so much you can do to take 10 - 20 episodes and compress them into a 2 hour film, but... why bother in the first place? The... See full review

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

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic

Jul 29, 2017

Lovely! As one of my favorite arcs in the manga, I can say I walked out of the cinema feeling pretty satisfied. The score was solid, and although most of the scenes were very well executed, some frames of the animation at certain parts looked a bit odd and/or budgeted. I found parts in the film that were a bit underwhelming and lacked the intensity and "oumph" of their printed counterparts, but many other parts were done incredibly well in ways I didn't expect. I'm counting down the days until we get to see they'll do with the Public School Arc.

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

Black Butler 2

Jul 29, 2017

A disappointment While I loved Kuroshitsuji as an ill-dressed, unhygenic "proud otaku" in my middle school days, I can safely say that even years later, I still can't see this installation into the Kuroshitsuji series with any redeamable qualities. Given that it was written at the last minute due to the fans going ape shit over realizing that Ciel would not be in the original script, I can't say I'm surprised at how convoluted this became. The new characters are by far the biggest dissappintment, it was hard to sympathize with them and some acted so out of place I often forgot I was... See full review

3/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
2/10 characters
4/10 overall

Abunai Sisters: Koko & Mika

Jul 28, 2017

Wow. I don't think anything needs to be said other than the fact that this is the anime industry's equivilant of The Nutshack.

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1/10 story
0.5/10 animation
0.5/10 sound
0.5/10 characters
0.5/10 overall

Castlevania

Jul 28, 2017

So good! This is as good as a Castlevania anime can get. The story follows the Dracula's Curse installment in the game series wonderfully. The animation was incredibly good and I was amazed at how beautifully choreographed the action scenes involving the whip. The characters were dynamic, the story was entertaining, and the action was very well paced.

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

Dance with Devils

Jul 28, 2017

Definitely not as shit as Diabolik Lovers. It's as basic as reverse harem/otome game based anime gets. The singing is a plus in my book, incredibly cheesy but, in a way, charming. The story and animation aren't anything special, but it's not the worst either. Plot is nonexistant, but that's pretty much expected. The promo art is really nice and the character designs are alright. Worth giving a try if you enjoy otome visual novel stories and bishie eyecandy.

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6/10 story
5.5/10 animation
10/10 sound
8/10 characters
7/10 overall