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Fake

Sep 30, 2020

Oh how the combined story elements appear to compliment each other and then the execution fails to deliver. Sad. So sad really. This anime had the potential to become a rewatch fav or atleast a notable crave yet halfway through the watcher knows who’s responsible for the homicide and why tourists have gone missing while the characters are still in the dark, aside from ... See full review

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4/10 overall

Loveless

Sep 13, 2020

What is love? How do I find it? How do I give it? How can I keep it? Is there a way to reject love without being a jerk? How do I make memories with those I love? What about with the one I love the most? What’s the best way to express my feelings? Can I deserve another’s love? How do I understand my feelings? This anime explores different forms of love with a heavy emphasis on unrequited and misunderstandings of love. What one person feels for another may be romantic, friendly, and/or familial. How the other person feels doesn’t always match and these 12 episodes take an honest and... See full review

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9.5/10 overall

Speed Racer

Aug 22, 2020

“Here comes Speed Racer. He’s a demon on wheels. Hes a demon on wheels and he’s gonna be chasing after someone. He’s gaining on you so you better look alive. He’s busy revving up the powerful Mach 5. And when the odds are against him,  and there’s dangerous work to do,  You bet your life, Speed Racer will see it through. Go, Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer, Go Go Speed Racer, Go! He’s off and flying as he guns the car around the track. He’s jamming down the pedal like he’s never coming back. Adventures waiting just ahead. Go, Speed... See full review

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8/10 overall

Fuuka

Aug 1, 2020

Oh this pile of pantyshots interspersed with music and teen feelings. Why does it fall short of entertainment? well let's explore the top reasons shall I? I shall, Mixed-messages/Contradictions First episode opens with Yuu being assaulted by a stranger {Fuuka} because she doesn’t know how to wear pants. Two episodes later she’s asking Yuu to “play with her” while wearing a... See full review

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Cells at Work! The Common Cold

Jul 27, 2020

37.2 trillion cells have returned to “work for you”. This time, well their fighting the common cold, a seasonal virus with a penchant for mischievous pranks. Killer T Cells are on the hunt for the virus, unlucky for them the pathogen has found an uninformed assistance who aids their escape prank after prank. 23ish minutes of jokester antics aimed at getting the audience laughing and for this reviewer it achieved its goal. The pranks predictably get more serious as the pathogen builds confidence and cooperation from the... See full review

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9/10 overall

Jumping

Jul 1, 2020

Set POV takes the viewer on a journey through unrelenting physical prowess A.K.A jumping. Continuous jumping. Yep if ever there has been a more fitting title this typer doesn't know. (Well yeah I can actually think of at least five though I won’t get into them.) Camera decision has me a bit concerned, I can definitely see the benefit of the choice, especially in the last few seconds. The way the short is put together to end where it begins and begin where it ends is nicely nonverbally narrated by the ups and downs of the eye. The connection to the viewer is not lost on anyone paying even 35% to the... See full review

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8.5/10 overall

Gundam vs. Hello Kitty

Jun 26, 2020

Gundam Kitty. Not just fantasy. That's right Hello Kitty enters Amurs Gundam battle to spread friendship. Amurs Reaction? New Chibi Federation Model?  Comedic? ehhhhhh sortof FamilyFriendly? not so much but yeah Worthwhile crossover? Y E S. Why? Well let's start with the love of the characters and the love of the respective franchises, shall we? I shall. Okay so I'm really not all that much interested in Hello Kitty as a character and I haven't watched much of anything  from her franchise but her image is engrained in my mind and I've got coloring books that more that date me with her on... See full review

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10/10 overall

Mobile Suit Gundam-san

Jun 20, 2020

This was created by crude people for crude people From bickering parents, an absent father to animal abuse and an abusive animal these 13 episodes are meant to make those with an iota of intelligence slap themselves. The characters from beloved shows are disgraced by their obsessions with skirts, panties, jiggling mammary glands, scantily clad women and abusing partners verbally and physically. As a whole this anime is a hateom {a fandom for those who want to abuse characters). There isn't a thing in these 13 episodes that promotes any of the titles the characters originate in or the space / mobile... See full review

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Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Specials

Jun 13, 2020

Nozaki-kun is back and the characters have been chibi-fied, at least for the intro and outro. 6 episodes broken into two parts yet best played as a chunk. The first 3 episodes focus on torturing Waka. If you remember from the series Waka saw Seo and Kashima together at the festival, well the Special starts where that left off. Waka’s confusion is amplified by the lack of concern the other characters have for his question. They’re so wrapped up in their own heads they really don’t understand what Waka wants because no one is really paying attention to what he says. Also these ... See full review

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9/10 overall

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun

May 30, 2020

SPOILERISH     My crush is oblivious to my feelings,  what do I do? I know, become friends and help them draw manga. That’ll get me noticed.  Or so you may think. 12 episodes featuring a stoic shojo-manga drawing highschooler and the girl who has a crush on him. If the synopsis didn’t pull you in, the first episode should have you binging.  What will  you  get for your 4 hours?  Basically a sore behind, some good jokes, an irritating crossdresser and a continuous “just tell him mantra” ringing in your ears - and probably you’re... See full review

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7.5/10 overall

Sadamitsu the Destroyer

May 18, 2020

WATCHED ENGLISH DUBBED VERSION Some 20 million criminals once banished to space are now returning to Earth. The one charged to stop them is a robot. Pretty predictably about halfway through the first episode a group of humans get mixed up with the first alien criminal. For the next 9 and ½ eps Sadamitsu and gang (plus a nurse} aid Junk  battling the alien criminals.

Music: Instrumental opening stands out and does an exceptional job of preparing the audience for the story. It’s loud... See full review

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6.5/10 overall

Tight-rope

Mar 30, 2020

Two people. One love. Psych. Childhood friends become lovers. Semi-psych. All right, so what actually happens in this anime? Well two teens attempt to balance their feelings with familial expectations. One from a yakuza family and one associated with the gang {sort of like second cousins}. The journey/result: basically a way to spend about an hour.  What really hurts the senses: Scenes that feature serious injuries quickly become a springboard for comedic injuries. In a fight an opponent can use a gun, shoot one of the "good guys"get pounded on for pulling the trigger and then... See full review

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Kogepan

Mar 12, 2020

SPOILERISH Kogepan, a burnt, sour, hard, indifferent, flighty, sedentary creature who serves as a way to spend 30 minutes. For those familiar with the Gingerbread-man, Kogepan appears to be either an interpretation of the fairy tale or a straight up rip-off without a song of his own. For 10 episodes a narrator informs those who’ve stumbled upon this anime various events in Kogepan’s life. From telling horror stories to quell his own sadness to encounters with other food, Kogepan has a tale to tell.  Everything has a will, a desire to be chosen despite or because of their physical... See full review

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9/10 overall

Wolf Girl and Black Prince

Feb 11, 2020

How far would you go to make friends? To keep a secret? For a lie? To not be left out of the conversation What would you do to someone who pulled you into their web of lies? Well if you’ve got a thing for canines you treat them like a pooch. Constant animal ears and tail make an appearance on Erikaand for this reviewer too often. The rapid fire “coincidences” are a turn-off for those looking to immerse themselves in characters or plot.  As soon as ... See full review

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5/10 overall

Wild 7

Feb 5, 2020

Criminals think they have the system figured out until a group of people who play by their own rules appear. Anime addresses the ethics of killing:  Whose acceptable to kill?  Is letting murders murder lawful when the murdered is/are a criminal/s?  What’s the difference between sending a team to take down criminals who are bound for the electric chair or gas chamber? Property damage means little to the team, when they’ve got a target they hunt w/no remorse. The injury and death of bystanders however does matter to at least one of them. An impenetrable building is nothing to... See full review

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8/10 overall

Final Approach

Jan 28, 2020

SPOILERS Japan "is headed for doom due to the lack of childbirth" to combat the social problem the government implements arranged marriages.  Procreating is not an option, those who refuse to comply are imprisoned. Enter Shizuka & Ryo, two teens paired by some supposedly complicated algorithm. Shizuka is onboard, ... See full review

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URDA

Jan 26, 2020

URDA is the project name.  Individual who always accomplish information is overcome with emotion and their moment of compassion leads to 30 minutes of "a sci-fi story in a magazine" right down to the specially-trained from childhood operative who fights their creator / organization a.k.a turns traitor.  Girl from the future = Space-time Continuum issues.  The animation for the space-time continuum access point is impressive and it seems pretty pretty clear a lot of effort was saved for the seconds it was on screen. Compared... See full review

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3/10 overall

Mind Game

Dec 30, 2019

Life: Some people run to catch trains Some people hit doors.  Old man recounts his youthful sexual prowess in a bar. A young man harboring a crush on one of the pervs daughters is disgusted and tells him off.  A group cries while a man is beaten and his girl violated. No one attempt intervention.  Frequent compositional mixing 2D and 3D.  Ending where we began or if you prefer there was no beginning so there is no end. -- Basically not a great way to spend your time. Aside from the perversion and the violence there's really nothing to this anime.  Whatever story... See full review

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0.5/10 overall

Shiki Specials

Dec 30, 2019

Specials that honor their name: Episode 1 Nao YASUMORI Takes place between episodes 20 and 21  The Witch Hunt for vampires continues to be fruitful.  Time to dive more into the hysteria. Nao laments her transformation and inability to turn loved ones.  Episode 2 Motoko MAEDA Takes place between episodes 21 and 22.  A mother fears for her children. A child fears for her mother.  Kanami offers everything to her shiki. Grief manifest... See full review

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10/10 overall

Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space

Dec 28, 2019

Cats live in loneliness and die like rain. It’s in this cruel reality that Tamala, a young feline,  dreams of a better world. Oh how inept this description is. From the synopsis potential viewers would think this is a tale about finding a better world. Disappointment and scares await instead. This anime is just creepy. It gets a kick out of dishing out big-eyed anthropomorphized cloth-wearing quadrupeds and then bombarding the viewer with vulgarities. Gruesome images of cats being tortured and killed will be seared into your memory. As will the scene with a bird pecking a human's eye. If... See full review

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ClariS: Luminous

Dec 24, 2019

Love. Friendship. Heartache. Resolve. Memories. Faith. Bonds. Promises. Miracles. Magic. Yeah this music video contains all of that and more. Two school girls spend their time together. Stuff happens, secrets are revealed, requests are made, and human growth emerges.  Separate but together their story continues. The resolution - while relatively short - is somewhat satisfying. Two people have a connection that cannot be severed. The overall messages come through clearly and touch this reviewer's soul. The music and lyrics are also pleasant and provide more than sufficient narrative for the... See full review

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8/10 overall

Kuroko's Basketball OVA

Dec 24, 2019

Right before the proficiency test is when concern about the basketball team's grades take center stage. Entire plot for this OVA. Yep seriously. Kagami is so intellectually challenged that he doesn't know he can't stay on the team if he fails a test. The captain enlists the help of their team to cram as much knowledge as possible into Kagami's thick head. First up is Science and last is English. Math and Japansese History are crammed in the middle. Round the clock studying and forced sleepovers, that's the recipe for retaining nothiing. Overall Message: A little over a long time is better than... See full review

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6/10 overall

Chidori RSC: Nationals Are Right Before Us

Dec 18, 2019

This anime made an admirable attempt at spicing up a typical recap episode.  There’s more commentary than usual. A quick introduction to the characters, their objective, and their goal is provided. The timing is quick and efficient moving from a struggling club, suspended club, recruiting members, and acquiring an advisor. Their progression towards Nationals may have been bumpy but they’re still on the journey. This rifle shooting club is suiting up, taking aim, and double checking their trajectory. The character commentary lets those unfamiliar with the sport learn the parameters... See full review

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4.5/10 overall

Muromi-san

Dec 18, 2019

I’m unsure of the target audience for this anime since it tends to be uncertain itself: Repetitive removals of mermaid chest covering.  Requiring a legendary creature to attach a false tail because it feeds and alien’s perversion.  Animal cruelty is supported.  Non-alcoholic beer is promoted as healthy.  Mermaid with a hangover.  Alcohol is cheaper than water. Talk of destroying humans as a gift to the world.  Obsession with cucumbers. It’s an anime that aims to be crazy and over the top with random stuff and a main female character that's entire... See full review

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1/10 overall

ReLIFE: Kanketsu-hen Specials

Dec 18, 2019

Ready for some ReLIFE Specials that aren’t all that worthwhile? Than you have clicked on the correct place. 2 episodes that echo the series in their abuse of Kaizaki as he relives highschool: 1st) Kaizaki is stalked with video and audio equipment in his home.  2nd) Ooga needs dating advice. Who does he call? Kaizaki of course.  In both short specials Kaizaki is the brunt of a joke the audience really doesn’t understand - or at least this reviewer doesn’t. Why is it necessary for the ReLIFE company to monitor his every move? How is it acceptable to have cameras that watch him... See full review

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3/10 overall

Shakugan no Shana OVA

Dec 16, 2019

Class trip to a hot spring equals perfect / cliché place to get closer to a crush.   Or one might hope. Ogata sure does. How does she do?   Well to put it bluntly: she’s cursed in love and I'm loving it.  Even casual advice from a stranger only serves to put her in an uncomfortable position and Eita is as clueless as every. She does utilize her volleyball skills at one point and the laughs are deep.   Where are Yuuji and Shana during this OVA? you may wonder. They’re there - it is a class trip after all -  but this reviewer’s attention was fully set... See full review

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9/10 overall

ReLIFE: Kanketsu-hen

Dec 16, 2019

The whole careful who you accept drugs from caution tale amps up in season 2.  Rena and Ooga’s relationship is going along swimmingly until things get rocky in the form of another NEET. Que Kaizaki’s life experience advice.  Contemplating being involved with classmates [class photo, becoming friends, going on a date, ect.] when memories will be erased remains consistent.  The fixation on adult in teen body fearing they're crushing on a teen also gets more focus and becomes something the audience should probably be concerned about as well.  A love confession early... See full review

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8.5/10 overall

Dino Girl Gauko

Dec 12, 2019

This anime follows a pre-teen girl going through the woes of adolescence: From wearing the wrong thing on the first day and making a bad first impression to covering up acne and being a Sports klutz, Naoko tries her best. Over the course of 20 episodes she: Bonds with peers over adolescent woes. Has idiots for friends who can't stand up for themselves. Tries makeup.  Becomes angry time and time again. Plots Revenge. Attempts to control her emotions. Is discriminated against.  Desperatly tries to retrieve, hid, and destroy embarrassing photos. Worries about her diet.  Struggles... See full review

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8/10 overall

Hijikata Toshizou Shiro no Kiseki

Dec 8, 2019

A history lesson: an introduction to a historical figure and ideology for the informed and uninformed. As a member of the latter this reviewer found the 32 minute anime to be less about informing the audience with facts and more about showing how young people murdered for their leader/country.  To understand why being a leader was important, to understand why a preteen would bloody his hands and dream of being a samurai, why suicide is valued, honored and obeyed. This anime exists to aid in connecting these ideas and making some sense - however small - of harsh choices. What this above and... See full review

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Stitch!

Dec 8, 2019

Oh shall I count the ways this anime upset me and should upset any potential viewer who cared even a smidge for the original Disney characters from Stitch: I shall: In place of Lilo is Yuuna. Yunna introduces herself as Stitch’s best-friend. Giant red flag with bells on. Lilo is Stitch’s best friend. In place of hula class is karate class. Instead of having Moses Puloki teach, Yunna instructs. A beloved voice of reason has been substituted for a very poor tempered child. When things don’t go her way in class she blows up.  Her maturity level does not make her students or... See full review

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