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DAKAICHI: I'm being harassed by the sexiest man of the year- Spain Arc

Mar 23, 2023

I liked this film a lot, theres a scene with Takato and Junta which wasn't very nice to watch though and I really didn't see why it had to even be in there in the first place, it sort of ruined the tone for me but afterwards the film was lovely to watch and I loved the Spanish/ Japanese contrast.  I absolutely adore Takato, he is a fantastic character, his development in this film is perfect and he is one of my favourite characters in any BL I've ever watched, I love him and I loved his growth so that's the main reason it's getting the 10/10

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10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Kirepapa.

Mar 16, 2023

I feel like some people who reviewed this didn't get the reason why Chisato is so overprotective of Riju, you find out why even, he was SA by someone he was good friends with and he didn't want the same thing to happen to his son, pretty understandable to be quite honest with you but that's not what's wrong with this anime.  What's wrong is it's way too short and doesn't really tell a story. It's a bit rushed and not that explicit ( though I feel I watched a tame version of it). It's also the whole adults with minors troupe which I don't personally enjoy seeing play out on screen, it's ok if they're... See full review

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

Doukyuusei

Mar 16, 2023

This is the first time, I've ever given a 10/10 rating but this film is well deserving of it. I applaud the makers of this film for being able to articulate and adapt such a beautiful story in such a short amount of time (just over 60 mins), when some series can't even achieve that in 12 or more episodes, just brilliant. The animation is a little off putting at first but I loved it after awhile, it's quite different. 

They break it down into seasons summer, autumn, winter, spring vacation, summer again.  Hikaru Kusakabe is a popular guy who plays guitar in a band when he notices Rihito... See full review

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal (2016)

Mar 16, 2023

What a huge improvement on the first two of the sailor moon  Crystal series animation wise! I grew up watching the 90s anime series, if you're expecting that then you will be disappointed. Crystal is based almost entirely off the manga series, which you'll already know if you've been a long time fan of Sailor Moon.  I think why I actually prefer Crystal 3 to the 90s is the lack of filler, we get straight into the nitty gritty here! Of course the manga was ongoing at the time hence the filler and why there's no need for it. Personally, what sets it apart for me is Sailor Moon's relationship with... See full review

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

Hitorijime My Hero

Mar 15, 2023

I held off watching this because of the negative reviews I read but I'm sorry, after watching all 12 episodes, I absolutely disagree that it was a terrible anime. I enjoyed it, it was a sweet story albeit taboo but it's the type of thing I've come to expect from BL anime in general (with the exceptions of Given, Sasaki to Miyano and Gravitation.)   It's hard not to sympathise with Masahiro Setegawa, he hasn't had much of a childhood and doesn't really belong anywhere. His mother is a sex worker and though there isn't anything essentially wrong with that line of work, she's horribly neglectful of her... See full review

7.5/10 story
7.6/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Twittering Birds Never Fly ~The Clouds Gather~

Mar 14, 2023

This was a heartbreaking watch but it was a beautiful story as well. There's some very heavy stuff that the characters go through notably the lead character, Yashiro. It's difficult to comprehend how the world can be so cruel, specifically how children can be treated so inhumanely by the people who brought them into the world. There's a lot of SA themes, masochisitc and explicit sexual content, in this anime which is quite confronting. There is some developing romance but as Yashiro is so broken, he can't seem to accept it and it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. So I really hope that another one is made. The... See full review

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

Given Movie

Mar 13, 2023

I had to come back to this, after i watched it a while back because this movie had me bawling my eyes out, over some past trauma of mine that reared it's ugly head here. The dissolving of the relationship between Akihiko and Ugetsu, hit me so hard. I had a relationship end like that too, where you both know you're no good for each other but you keep coming back. It's so hard to break that tie to each other and  it almost ruined me. Given portrayed this brilliantly. 
I also enjoyed the continuation of Mafuyu and Uenoyama relationship. (The clock scene) 😭😭😭 I love them... See full review

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

Sasaki and Miyano

Mar 12, 2023

It was very sweet, cute and I loved how there wasn't any forcefulness. It was just a beautiful story. However, I did get bored of waiting for them to get together and Miyano not recognising he could in fact be bisexual was a bit frustrating. I had to remind myself that I am in my mid thirties and these characters are teenagers, so it is understandable he would be questioning himself in that way, you are still figuring yourself out at that age.   I suppose it just wasn't dramatic enough for me, I thrive on that and it was a bit bland for my tastes. Maybe, I am just too old to really appreciate... See full review

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

Gravitation

Mar 4, 2023

This anime is well over 20 years old, the animation style reminds me of the sailor moon 90s era, with the comedic faces, loud and sometimes obnoxious crying and screaming notably from lead character Shindo Shuichi. However, I really enjoyed the story of how Shucihi falls in love with Yuki, unlike other uke of the BL genre, he doesn't question his feelings, he just accepts them. It's Yuki that can't, you found out why in later episodes, where it very much makes sense., his story is heartbreaking. Unfortunately, it has a flat and somewhat disappointing ending, where you can't but feel like you needed... See full review

7/10 story
6/10 animation
9/10 sound
7/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window

Feb 23, 2023

I almost tapped out of this anime but I'm glad I didn't, they wrapped everything nicely except for one character, still left wondering about him. If you're really into BL you'll be a little bit let down but in my view, it's glaringly obvious the two main characters love each other but don't go expecting junjou romantica vibes.  I really enjoyed it, I t was different from anime I've watched and though it's a bit slow at the beginning and you're not really sure where it's going, I urge you to stick with it. I would love another season! 

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

Yarichin Bitch-bu

Feb 20, 2023

*spoilers********* I thought this anime was over the top sexually explicit but this is how it's meant to be. There are quite disturbing themes and one character in particular is an absolute creepy weirdo, who doesn't talk properly, very off putting and so was his storyline of having a guy stalk him, they had a lovely kiss together but this was overshadowed by all the other disturbing sh*t that happened.  I really feel that some of the characters could have been developed nicely such as Yuu and Takashi, I would have shipped them as a couple for sure. It's a shame they didn't make more episodes, as... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
4/10 overall

DRAMAtical Murder

Feb 9, 2023

It took me awhile to get into this, it being based on a game makes the transition to anime difficult, I had a hard time understanding what was happening and nothing really fell into place until the last few episodes. I will say I've never played the game. 

it being BL isnt all together evident,  there's no real intimate moments, aside from what I would describe as bromance between some of the characters. It's not long enough to form any real understanding of the characters, backgrounds and their actual relationship with the protagonist Aoba. Standout, would definitely be Clear's story but... See full review

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

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: World's Greatest First Love

Jan 21, 2023

I enjoyed this anime. The story revolves around the main couple Takano and Onodera, who once fell in love in high school but a massive misunderstanding causes them to break up and they don't see each other again for 10 years. There are two other couples Tori and Chiaki and Kisa and Yukina. 

Story: like Junjo romantica there are three couples the main being Masanume Takano and Ritsu Onodera. They have not seen each other in 10 years, that is until Onodera wanting to distance himself from his father's success, takes a job editing Shoujo Manga. What follows is a bit of a sh*tshow once Takano... See full review

7.5/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Given

Jan 20, 2023

Given is the first BL I've seen that wasn't littered with non consensual touching and forced kissing. It was a beautiful story, about love and loss. Given showcases well how some deal with the grief of losing someone they truly loved.  Spoiler*******
Story: Mafuyu isn't able to truly express his grief over losing his childhood friend and first love, Yuki. He clearly blames himself for his death but is unable to cry, he begins to heal himself through music after a chance encounter with Ritsuka, with whom he falls in love. Ritsuka has trouble dealing with his feelings for Mafuyu and is jealous of... See full review

8/10 story
7/10 animation
10/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Junjou Romantica 3

Jan 9, 2023

I really enjoy this story, it's shame they have the other side couples mixed in with Misaki and Usagi, though they are the main couple I feel the other two have potential to carry a anime on their own. Misaki, is still even after 3 years, embarrassed about how he feels about Usagi and still often rejects his advances by this stage, it's getting a bit old. It's blatantly obvious that he is in love but his age and immaturity shines through. His naivety is another very frustrating trait he has as well. That being said I do like him but wish he was a bit more forward with his feelings.  My favourite is... See full review

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

DAKAICHI: I'm being harassed by the sexiest man of the year

Jan 5, 2023

Would have given this a higher rating but as it's title suggests the main character is harassed incessantly by a man who he refers to as a "horny angel" but he is much more then just horny, the guy doesn't understand the meaning of the word consent and often forces himself on a man he claims to be hopelessly in love with.  One particular scene, sees the main character be victim blamed and gaslit over a situation that wasn't his fault. After that it makes it incredibly hard to root for the main characters getting together. 

Overall this anime seems to be pretty typical of its... See full review

4/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall

ERASED

Jan 3, 2023

This anime ticked all the boxes for me in what I find entertaining. The opening theme is a banger, it has mystery, fantasy, drama and  provides an interesting storyline, of Satoru Fujinuma going back in time, to prevent murders and deal with  his clear guilt over his past actions.  Prehaps, the most interesting and tragic character is Kayo Hinasuki, living an abusive life at home and often being alone, makes her the perfect target for a serial killer but Satoru's fierce determination to save her, changes her fate and brings out the very best qualities of the main protagonist.  Few... See full review

8/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
10/10 characters
8.5/10 overall