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Symphogear

Dec 25, 2018

Secret Santa Review Sometimes, while consuming a piece of media, it becomes clear that it's an echo of something that came before. Often this is intentional and used used to great effect (such as how Bioshock is a clear spiritual successor to System Shock 2), whereas other times it's simply a case of the creators not removing enough of their influences (such as how James Bond 007: Blood Stone is clearly templated from Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction). Symphogear appears to be one such echo. Produced by Satelight in January 2012, Symphogear was relased a mere 10 months after that sames studio put... See full review

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

Ride Back

Dec 24, 2017

Secret Santa Review You know those shows that make you think "only in anime"? RideBack is one of those shows. The name comes from an imaginary machine, which is basically what a motorcycle would look like if someone asked a 6 year old boy to make it cooler. It's an odd hybrid between a mech and a bike that only kind of makes sense... which is rather apt, since the show itself is a weird hybrid between a sports competition and political thriller that only kind of makes sense. RideBack was originally released in 2009, which is around the same time that the source manga was ending in its 10th... See full review

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

Baccano!

Dec 24, 2014

Secret Santa Review Baccano! isn't the easiest thing to assign a genre to, so I'm going to go ahead and call it a "period action mystery." I mean, it's set in Prohibition-era New York, there are crazy fight scenes in every episode, and you have no idea what the heck is going on for the first half of the show, so it seems fitting. This is one of the shows that I've heard about for many years, but just hadn't made the time to actually get around to watching it until now. It's a critical darling, for sure, and now that I've seen it, I think I can understand why. The show aired in 2007... See full review

10/10 story
9/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
7.8/10 overall