This show starts off promising and then insults the audience immediately at the final episode. Do not watch this show, it's a waste of time.
The primary issue with this show is the amount of screen-time dedicated to the relationship between Rikuo and Shinako, and the resulting ending that comes out of the anime. It's not what you expect, and it feels like the show has literally led you on. What results is a feeling of anger, annoyance, and what I experienced to be a sick to the stomach feeling.
The characters with the exception of Rou are great. If this show had been designed as a... See full review
I haven't watched many Isekai's but this was definitely not one of the good ones. Let me break it down.
Aside from my gripes with the 1st episode, which seemed a little off-setting at first, my primary concern is with just how boring the story is, due to the writing in general. What I'm pointing at is the sheer lack in terms of pacing character development for a 12 episode anime for the MC's, particularly Akari. If anything, I can only recall Akari only having development in the continued use of her "Pure Concept" power, whereas everything else about the characters, particularly their... See full review
Too much ecchi involved in this show that it even overshadows any bit of the humor that this show is meant to highlight. Crass and boring, I know I've watched plenty of ecchi but there's a certain way to do it right, this show by far doesn't. It's crass and in your face from the first episode and that's entirely why I'm not giving it a fighting chance. Aside from also being out-dated science wise, as one of the top reviews mentioned.
If you're a lifter, have been lifting and take it somewhat seriously, or are a hobby lifter like myself, don't watch this show. It truly isn't funny, it's just crass and... See full review
Where to start with this show. It's another complex love triangle anime involving the common will the child-hood friend win or not situation, much like shows such as Golden Time, or Kimikiss. If you're a fan of said shows, by all means I highly recommend you watch A town where you live.
I'm gonna go ahead and get my review regarding animation & sound out of the way first. I don't have any gripes with animation, as it's not really a heavy detail point for me when a story is written as well as this one. The music and scoring however is near perfect, and I believe it's safe to say even the OP and... See full review
This second season isn't worth watching honestly.
Story jumps around and appears to skip alot of time and key moments (I Haven't read the Light Novel), and frankly is just not cohesive whatsoever compared to the better paced first season.
On top of all that, at least to me there's some characters that are frankly useless and annoying, and the some of the ideas in the writing (such as the "mascots") are not necessary whatsoever. Frederica to me in particular is an earsore and individuals like her overcomplicate the plot in an already disorganized anime.
Yeah just read the manga, anime is no different.See full review
This is a cumulative review for the 4 seasons of Maria Watches Over Us.
Maria Watches Over Us is like a relaxed walk in the park. The combination of it's environment & setting, characters, subtle plot arcs and greater, overarching themes make for an easily digested show. I found it useful to watch whenever I had free time, before I was heading to bed, or just during the slow periods of my day.
At the time of writing this review, I've already watched several... See full review
I'm writing this review after reading most of what's already been released in the Manga. I'll put it bluntly, the show is humor catered towards 14 year olds, nothing more. I previously watched TONIKAWA a while ago, and thought there were plenty of similariaties between the two in terms of humor, (this was primarily due to the MC's behavior and same VA.). Kanojo Mo Kanojo doesn't have depth, it's a anime where you have extremely contrived situations of humor, often crude and very crass, that stem from the cohabitation of the MC and his 2 girlfriends. You don't see anything else but that in the... See full review
I'll be blunt, this show is an insult to its audience. Here's why I say that. Chivalry of a Failed Knight has a 12-epsiode runtime, with no sequel. With that short timeframe in mind, the producers of this show have taken this story (keep in mind, I haven't read the manga or LN yet), and butchered it. Absolutely butchered it. Chivalry of a Failed Knight is the epitome of plot-holes, and halfassed development of characters and plot. The show WASTES FAR TOO MUCH TIME on absolutely irrelevant characters that play no significant part in the story or character development, and moreover, forces the... See full review
For those who think this is some sort of side-story to the Original, this is infact the 2nd season. Don't be mislead by the title "Visitor Arc." It's simply referring to the next arc of the light novel. I'll update this review later once I finish the show, it's not gonna be detailed whatsoever. This was mainly just to serve the purpose of communicating the fact that this show is infact a "2nd season" and not a "side arc or side story".See full review
Probably the funniest anime I've ever watched, and likely one of my most favorite. This show bait and switches you a million times and really does make you laugh, with excellent delivery of adult humor. I love the sound track to this anime as well, and the themes, artwork, and animation are spot-on. I actually grew so emotionally connected to the characters that it pained me to see Iori not able to dive with his friends in the final episode, despite that scene being turned around into a joke.See full review
This review ain't public, so if you're visiting my profile you've probably found it. Otherwise, this is more just a personal note for me to make regarding this anime, more or less jotting down my thoughts. If anyone actually does read this, consider the following: - This show is written like a VN, therefore 4 different arcs are present throughout the 12 episodes, all with their own endings. - This show isn't like Kiss x Sis, and is 100% hardcore incest. Keep in mind I don't condone this whatsoever. - This show pretty much borders hentai territory, where explict sex scenes aren't necessariy... See full review
I liked this show. Though this show does have alot of plotholes, and leaves room for great plot additions such as corporate politics and family history and background, this show played out for me like an easy read, or in the oxymoronic way of a mysterious iyashikei. Show is definitely close to a Bordeline H, as there's nudity in I think most, if not all episodes. However it's not always meant to be in a sexual manner. The humor is crude but, if thats your cup of tea the show ain't half bad. Incidental music in this show was really nice, and fit the various moods and settings well. If this show had... See full review
Ame Yume Quartet looking real PG-13 right now.See full review
This show is a slow burn. Honestly I feel like I'm watching a Shoujo-Ai rendition of like, Domestic Girlfriend however with less mature themes and just set in high school. I'm writing this review on episode 9 and firmly believe this show doesn't pace things well. I'm not gonna talk about Animation or Sound, though I could tell the animation was occasionally half-assed in intricate detail. Characters, up until this point, I have seen absolutely no purpose for blue-hair alien girl, she's frankly annoying in my opinion, and contributes nothing to the story, and even if she does later on, it's likely not... See full review
[HEAVY SPOILERS FOR CLANNAD & CLANNAD:AS]
This review will have spoilers in it, so please don't read it until you've read the both seasons.!! Starting with something rather petty, it made 0 sense to have Kyou's alternative arc occur at the end of Clannad:AS, and would've made far more sense to be an extra episode tacked on to season 1, running closely together with Tomoyo's alternative arc. My biggest issue with this show by far is episode 22, plain and simple. Episode 22 effectively rendered the story telling of Episodes 16-21 as completely useless, though does give us a happy ending to... See full review
Not intending to write a formal review for this show, but just keep in mind that the first 8ish episodes develop a character that is barely used in the remaining bit of the show. I feel like that was time wasted when watching, and almost had me drop the show. I guess my ultra-compressed review for this show is, Male MC helps female MC achieve her (and her parent's lost dreams) dreams, with various secondary characters having their own arcs here and there. Though I must say the alternate universe chapter was really heartwarming. (Final episode.) Also, as expected from Kyoto Animation, depiste being a 2007... See full review
WOOOOO WHAT A SHOW! Characters: Lets kick things off with how godsend of a character Yoshida is. He embodies good-will, level-headedness, and a core of good ethics and morals. I have yet to see any show truly put a MC in such situations where such virtues shine the brightest. He's the physical embodiment of what it means to be a father figure, and it's extremely impressive he shows this at the age of like, 26 or something. He definitely earns a spot as one of my most favorite characters in all the shows I've watched. Sayu is a great window of showing the naiveness of what it means to be a teenager... See full review
Just to preface this review, I'm a Jazz musician myself (drummer) so I might be a bit biased in my review. To kick things off, I love the setting of this Anime. The fusion of 60's American/Japanese culture was perfectly executed in this show, from the music, environment, dress, characters, and even the school. The Plot/Story: For anyone who's a musician, this anime is a must-watch, even more so if you play Jazz. Two guys journeying through highschool sharing their passion for Jazz music, and how their passion for jazz influences their relations with other characters of the show. The Sound... See full review
This is a beautiful Anime, plenty of Comedy, Romance, Depth-to-characters, and over-all a great watch. The Story is effectively just a handful of misfits who're all really talented in some way or another, or are big dreamers, and they're stuck in a Boarding Hall away from the "normal" student dorms. However this is the perfect set-up for creating a eccentric environment where the MC's all grow and bond together. Sound: 10/10, haven't paid much attention to it. Which is probably a good thing. Characters: 10/10. It's great to see how all the characters develop on their own skills and passions... See full review
This is 80% Hentai, 20% anime. That being said, if you can't handle pretty bad triggers throughout the show, steer clear. To those who have thick skin and can understand and watch this without acting like an Incel or degenerate, it's honestly not that bad. The Characters are 1-dimensional, and the plot is pretty predictable, but for those who can get enjoyment out of vengeance, though rather through crude and pretty graphic manners, feel free to jump in for a 12-episode clusterfuck.See full review
The only thing I felt like this movie didn't do exceptionally well was the art and animation, though any sort of flaws were vastly out-done by the story. I'm writing this review at 2:12 AM, just finished watching the show. I think I've only watched 2 other heart-wrenching shows/series before, being A Silent Voice and Your Lie In April, and I feel like in terms of story, this particular movie ranks above them both. The combination of Haruki and Sakurai being total opposites and seeing their development and growth between each other, ultimately until Sakurai's death, is something that is an absolute... See full review
Absolutely beautiful work of art, I haven't read the Manga yet but I'll be sure to now that I finished watching this.See full review
My greater-review is on the original Manga of Bloom Into You, so I'll be reviewing primarily the Sound as the Animation was stellar. Just to compact the review I made on the Manga, the Story and Character development is perfectly paced, where you learn about each key character at the right speed. Secondary Characters play a huge portion in developing the MC's setting and environment, but also to highlight other sides of their character. Sound: I'm not sure what it is, but between this and Citrus (another Yuri Anime), I absolutely love the incidental (BGM) music that plays through comedic and romantic... See full review
Updated review. (9-8-21) So, I just finished writing my review on the Manga, it's about 960 words so check it out on my profile if you so desire. The anime itself captures a rushed interpretation of the first 4 of 10 volumes, leaving alot of detail still out from those original 4 volumes. If anything, the anime is seen as a tribute to those who read, and thoroughly enjoyed the Manga itself, as the show in itself doesn't go nearly as in depth as it should on some of the characters, namely Mei. My full and comprehensive review of the Series will be in my review for the Manga, so once again, check it... See full review
Let me preface this review by saying, hopefully we get to see some more depth in Rent a Girlfriend 2 (2022)
So, to put it blankly, this show has a very weak plot arc, and leaves everyone off on a cliffhangar on the final episode. Characters were created well, however execution and story of their relationship was drawn out, felt laggy, felt slow, and I had to force myself to watch this sometimes. I'm likely going to go directly to the manga after finishing this, and likely binge through the chapters, but that'll be a separate review for the manga itself, all I can hope is that the story arc and... See full review
This anime delivers and executes its intended purpose of showcasing "Puberty Syndrome" properly. Otherwise in terms of Arcs it's sorta scattered all around tiny arcs between the main/secondary characters.See full review
I feel alot of regret looking back on my high school days after watching this Anime.See full review