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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

Nov 18, 2023

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, and lets Ramona Flowers take the stage For anyone who is familiar with either the Scott Pilgrim comics or movie, don’t let the first episode fool you into thinking this is a simple adaptation of the story you know, because everything quickly goes off the rails and into a whole new story with the characters you may or may not already know. Without getting into spoilers, despite the name,  the show is centered around Ramona Flowers and her quest to solve a mystery. During her investigations we get to meet and interact with an incredibly varied cast of characters that go... See full review

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

Blue Thermal

Nov 14, 2023

A waste of time. This story has the most amateurish kind of writing one could possibly imagine. Everything starts with the main girl’s desire for a normal and romantic university life and her insecurity about being a loudmouth and boyish girl. She then gets guilt tripped into joining the aviation club and gets to learn and shit. The first half hour is fairly generic but not too offensive with a story that seems pretty easy going with a decent balance between light romance, decent comedy and with the club keeping things moving. But then the writing turns more and more atrocious. Everything in that... See full review

1/10 story
4/10 animation
4/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall

Gridman Universe

Oct 31, 2023

Much like the movie itself, this review is going to assume you’ve seen both previous SSSS.Series. SSSS.Gridman, while disguising itself as a simple action romp, was an exploration of Akane’s character and her escapism via media into a reality she can have control of that allows her to escape her real depression and situation in life. Gridman Universe tries to follow that thematic thread to expand into the relationship between people and stories and how one can affect the other. The fulcrum of the plot is a stage play... See full review

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

Stella of the Theater: World Dai Star

Oct 24, 2023

Visual metaphors in many anime are a core part in making what would realistically be visually mundane into something so visually stimulating that can rival the emotional connection the show wants the audience to feel. It’s the reason so many sport shows don’t just show one dude hitting a ball, but hitting a ball so hard they cause the extinction of the dinosaurs. And that’s what I was sure I was watching in the first few episodes of this cute Slice of Life show about cute girls wanting to be actresses. Oh... See full review

7/10 story
9/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
8/10 overall

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury

Oct 24, 2023

The Witch of Mercury as a story promised a lot, but it was ultimately, fundamentally, about nothing.
(This is a review of both parts) From the very start of the prologue I was hooked on this show. I loved the look of it, the feel of the atmosphere, the character designs, the music and those battles, man, those battles were awesome. Every second we got of Aerial, the main mech, from the start of the show to the very end was incredible to witness. The series even started with what was the most practically a copyright infringement of the entire set up of Revolutionary Girl Utena, a show I love, so I was... See full review

5/10 story
8.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury - Part II

Oct 24, 2023

The Witch of Mercury as a story promised a lot, but it was ultimately, fundamentally, about nothing.

From the very start of the prologue I was hooked on this show. I loved the look of it, the feel of the atmosphere, the character designs, the music and those battles, man, those battles were awesome. Every second we got of Aerial, the main mech, from the start of the show to the very end was incredible to witness. The series even started with what was the most practically a copyright infringement of the entire set up of Revolutionary Girl Utena, a show I love, so I was extremely intrigued to see... See full review

5/10 story
8.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Extreme Hearts

Oct 8, 2022

“Some anime defy genres, and they usually end up being either very beloved or hated. PuraOre however defies them in a Frankenstein's monster kind of way, being a mess of different elements that barely achieves the barebones level of acceptable cohesiveness and results into a weird but ultimately forgettable and generic show.” As I sat down to write this review those were only words that came to mind. It’s the starting paragraph of ... See full review

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

League of Nations Air Force Magic Aviation Band Luminous Witches

Oct 8, 2022

I don’t know why Luminous Witches exists.  If you were already familiar with the Strike Witches franchise… well say goodbye to all the action, great directing, ecchi (which the actual main series eventually fazed too, to be fair) and any sense of real plot progression or lore. You better like idols or get fucked.

And if you are new to the franchise? Well just be prepared to... See full review

5/10 story
4/10 animation
5/10 sound
4/10 characters
5/10 overall

Laughing Target

Sep 8, 2022

As a general rule of thumb a good horror story needs a good monster. The monster may be real, fictional, abstract, a ghost or w/e but they’re usually what drive the plot along and they need to be compelling. You don’t usually recall Fred, the dude who died while peeing in a bush, but rather the goat demon that ate him.  And this is where Laughing Target unfortunately falls short. The story doesn’t know if it wants Azusa to be a tragic girl with a terrible past or a dangerous psycho bitch demon. It keeps flipping between the two throughout the whole runtime and it makes the story end... See full review

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

Maris the Chojo

Sep 8, 2022

Maris the Chojo wants to be a comedy but only ends up being depressing and tragically boring. In this story we have a scantily clad superpowered mc (Maris) with her animal sidekick cursed with perpetual poverty that amidst her space hijinks ends up having a wrestling match with another superpowered girl in a bikini.  All of that sounds like it would be fun in a silly kind of way right? What’s so depressing about... See full review

1/10 story
5/10 animation
4/10 sound
1/10 characters
3/10 overall

Fire Tripper

Sep 8, 2022

Fire Tripper, created by Rumiko Takahashi as part of the Rumic World Trilogy, is a clear proto-Inuyasha done on a much smaller scale. The story features a headstrong female high school protagonist transported in a violence filled feudal era Japan and focuses on her romance with a warrior she... See full review

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

Revue Starlight

Jan 13, 2022

Revue: a type of multi-act musical theatre that combines music, dance, and sketches. Starlight: a play that our two leads, Karen and Hikari, watch as kids that influences them so much that they promise to one day stand in the same stage, together. Revue Starlight as an anime... See full review

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

Tsurune

Dec 24, 2021

Watching Tsurune was the blandest sport anime experience of my life, and most of the little entertainment I gained from it was from the inexplicable ways they fucked some easy aspects of it.   Story, Characters & Themes. Who should do the work?
The story is about Minato getting over his trauma and getting to love archery again… no wait it’s actually about how people can make each other stronger… no actually it’s about never giving up? Or how some personal relationships are toxic? Or or… about the friends we made along the way? The show stumbles a lot in trying... See full review

2/10 story
5.5/10 animation
1/10 sound
4/10 characters
3/10 overall

Puraore! Pride of Orange

Dec 23, 2021

Some anime defy genres, and they usually end up being either very beloved or hated. PuraOre however defies them in a Frankenstein's monster kind of way, being a mess of different elements that barely achieves the barebones level of acceptable cohesiveness and results into a weird but ultimately forgettable and generic show.

Episode one starts off with a high octane hockey match with wonderful animations and dynamic direction. Then we get an idol performance by the main cast all singing and dancing showing off their outfits and VAs singing skills in what amounts to an average but well made scene as... See full review

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

Selection Project

Dec 4, 2021

Selection Project is a well produced creatively bankrupt idol drama.  The mishandled premise
The first episode interestingly makes the audience believe this show will have a more grounded take on the idol aspect,  compared to some other shows, as in actual idols that have contracts, tv appearances, photo shoots, have to care about their popularity etc.  And then that quickly gets discarded. The biggest issue with the show is exactly how badly they handled the premise. The scarce competitions they make the idols go through are clearly not well thought out for a myriad of logistical... See full review

3/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
4/10 overall

Moeru Butsuzou Ningen

Jul 1, 2021

An hidden gem that manages to be charming and jarring, scary and funny, and even experimental but conventional all at the same time. Story
The Burning Buddha Man is an hilarious movie done in the style of a body horror movie while following the typical beats of an action superhero story with a sprinkle of mystery. That sentence might be a lot to unpack so let’s take it step by step. The newly orphan female lead, Beniko, finds... See full review

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

Harmony

Jun 24, 2021

Harmony attempts to meaningfully discuss the difficult subject of Suicide, and fails miserably at it. This movie is one of those stories that pick a controversial and deep theme out of a hat, this time it was suicide, then start to build a world and concept around it and seemingly put the characters on two sides of a debate...  And then just shit all over what they made with a random, supposedly deep, "psychological/trippy" sequence towards the ending with nonsense reveals and plot twists and a lot of vapid generic monologues about the meaning of life that held no substance. I'm sure... See full review

0.1/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
2/10 characters
1/10 overall

Let's Make a Mug Too

Jun 21, 2021

Do you like cute girls? Yes? Good. Do you like pottery? Not really...? uhhh watch this anyway! Story & Characters
Just like your typical CGDCT (Cute Girls Doing Cute Things) this show doesn’t have much of a plot, and relies instead on character interactions and light exploration of the hobby it happens to be centered around, be it FishingCamping or in this case, Pottery. The only remarkable difference... See full review

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

SSSS.Dynazenon

Jun 18, 2021

SSSS.Dynazenon is Simply a Sloppy Spiritless Show With SSSS.Gridman being one of my all time favorites shows, I was as hyped as one could possibly be for Dynazenon. Even if they are just in the same universe and not really sequels thanks to the fact that they are made by the same people I was expecting to get something of the same quality, and I ended up being sorely disappointed. Story & Themes…?
The story completely lacks direction. Backstory that we get in episode 8 feels like it should have been in episode 2, plot points that were seemingly dropped pop up out of nowhere and the... See full review

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

Psycho Diver: Soul Siren

May 4, 2021

Reading the synopsis one might think that sci-fi psychic devices, an idol with mental trauma and a secret cult is too much for a 45 minutes OVA, but managing to convey a complete story with many different interconnected elements is exactly this show’s biggest strength.  Story:
While most of its aesthetic is borrowed from Noir movies, at its core Psycho Diver is more of a hardboiled detective story. Except that instead of being a... See full review

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

Penguin's Memory: Shiawase Monogatari

Apr 7, 2021

A Penguin’s Memories is a movie about a penguin war veteran dealing with coming back home after the Vietnam War and his romance with a wannabe idol. The story was created after the success of beer commercials featuring the top idol at the time, expanding the story of the penguins in those ads. Wait... what?? Is what I imagine most people thinking, so let me explain a bit of the history. In 1983 ... See full review

2/10 story
4/10 animation
8/10 sound
5/10 characters
4/10 overall

Laid-Back Camp 2nd Season

Apr 1, 2021

If you told me after watching S1 that the sequel would have been even comfier and relaxing I probably wouldn’t have thought such a thing was possible but here we are. This second season of Yuru Camp is everything a sequel should be, maintaining the focus on its strengths, improving on the weaknesses of the previous entry all while introducing a few new elements to keep things fresh.
~How relaxed I get when watching this show~  The best aspect of the show has always been the comfy and idyllic atmosphere and... See full review

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

Uma Musume: Pretty Derby Season 2

Mar 30, 2021

Just like how the BNW OVA focused on a different cast from S1 so does S2, focusing on Tokai Teio and Mejiro McQueen while keeping the ex-main characters... See full review

10/10 story
7/10 animation
?/10 sound
10/10 characters
9/10 overall

Red Ash -Gearworld-

Feb 21, 2021

Red Ash? More like Red TRASH This short managed to make me angry because of how good its animations are. While the aesthetic is nothing particularly striking, the art style, the animations and even the direction are all incredible. Fluid and unique with a real sense of how everything moves and feels. The special effects look incredible and while the facial animations are average the way the characters expressively move during the dialogue scenes is engaging.  Sadly all of that is on top of one of the worst scripts I have ever seen. I could honestly complain about every single aspect:  premise... See full review

0.1/10 story
8/10 animation
4/10 sound
1/10 characters
3/10 overall

D4DJ First Mix

Jan 30, 2021

Traditional yet unique D4DJ manages to both follow the tropes and traditions of the CGDCT (Cute Girls Doing Cute Things) genre incredibly close and at the same time feel refreshing and unique in a way that makes it stand out compared to many shows that might at first sight look identical. Story & Characters - Sticking to the formula
“A young girl transfers into a new school, where she discovers a new passion and forms a group of friends to pursue it” Incredibly original right? The storyline is where this show follows the formula the most, with most of its strengths and weaknesses fully... See full review

5/10 story
6/10 animation
8/10 sound
5/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

A Big First-year Student and a Small Second-year Student

Jan 17, 2021

Contrary to the convoluted and uninspired title this short ends up telling a simple yet emotional story Masaya is a first grader that needs to confront one of his fears in order to help his dear friend Akiyo. The scope of the events is clearly small, but that is direct opposition to our main character's perspective. This is not a coming of age story where we see a passage into adulthood, what we see is just a simple slice of Masaya’s life and one of the many events that slowly make a person mature. Seemingly insignificant things still have a large impact in our young protagonist's life. For example... See full review

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

Hakubo

Nov 10, 2020

“Should you watch this? Meh.” -vudujuju Hakubo is the story of a high school girl that plays the violin falling in love for the first time. If you have seen any other romance drama, then you have seen this movie. The overall production is solid, but at the same time mundane, bland, and generic. The story is told effectively and does not waste your time, but it’s extremely basic.  The two main characters are nice and make you root for them... See full review

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

Pokemon: Pikachu's Summer Vacation

Nov 5, 2020

Do you like simple pure fun? If so, go ahead and watch this 20 min Pokémon short. The story focuses on some Pokémon having fun within a summer resort without their trainers, all by themselves. We never see Ash, Misty or Brock directly (at most a shot of their legs at the start) and while there is a narrator, it only says a few lines and hardly matters. The bulk of the story is carried by the Pokémon and while they cannot talk (except for saying their own names) the short manages to make the events that are transpiring extremely clear thanks to the incredibly expressive animations. The... See full review

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

Burn the Witch

Oct 4, 2020

  This movie is an introduction to a wannabe long running series that failed to be satisfying on its own.  Story and Adaptation Problems This movie is the adaptation of Burn the Witch and in some ways also of the Burn the Witch Pilot. During this movie a lot of things didn't make sense and in order to write this review I went and read both of the manga afterwards. I should also mention that I have no knowledge of ... See full review

1/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
2/10 characters
4/10 overall

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's

Oct 2, 2020

Nanoha A's is a spin off of Nanoha that didn't believe enough in itself to be an actual spin off. Story You might get tricked into thinking this show is actually a sequel, after all the first 5 episodes are dedicated to the original cast. But when considering the plot, nothing relevant happens in those 5 episodes. Without giving spoilers, from episode 1 to 5 Nanoha and Fate encounter new enemies with a unknown weapons and unknown objectives. That's the one and only story relevant thing that happens. The rest of the runtime of those episodes is tea time and trips to the grocery store.
Then in... See full review

3/10 story
2/10 animation
4/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall