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Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Jan 14, 2022

Zero to Zero Cranking out a movie adaptation of a current mainstream shounen seems like it's becoming the more and more popular thing to do, so why not take advantage of the existance of a spinoff that adds nothing to the world or characters. Under such a popular IP, it's sure to make a quick buck regardless of it's quality, so this kind of thing is easy to shit out with a big return on relatively low investment. That prospect may sound good, but it sounds even better if you're MAPPA and you have some idle slave labor to throw at it and not pay. Thus Jujutsu Kaisen 0 was born.  This film has all the... See full review

3/10 story
6/10 animation
5/10 sound
1/10 characters
3/10 overall

takt op.Destiny

Nov 17, 2021

Written by Writers, Played by Gamers If you put a bunch of musicians in a room wtih some storyboarders, what kind of story do you think they would make? Well since they love music so much, they might write a story about musicians using the power of music to fight evil monsters who hate music, and make the villains the antithesis of the joy and beauty of music. Surely they would go for some all encompassing statement on music in general, right? After all they love music so much, they are obsessed with it and would marry it if they could. That's probably the same thinking the writers of this anime had... See full review

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

Fena: Pirate Princess

Oct 18, 2021

No Pirate's Life Anime originals are an exciting thing. It's a pain to get them greenlit as opposed to manga adaptations, they can be a source of unlimited creativity and use of talent, and for that reason, most of my favorite anime are originals. But for some reason, writers of anime originals can sometimes completely miss the mark on their subject and write like they're flailing around on a stage, getting all their lines wrong, and then expecting applause by the end. How I picture it going down was, the idea for this show was pitched just as the title, Fena: Pirate Princess, and the writer who was at... See full review

3/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
2/10 characters
5/10 overall

To Your Eternity

Aug 7, 2021

Isn't living the reason for life itself? Before I begin, let me preface this by saying that if you haven't seen this anime yet, at least its first episode, then don't read this review. In fact, don't read any review. Just take this first paragraph as a heartfelt reccomendation, to pick this anime up, and experience it for yourself. Because this review WILL spoil the first episode, which for me is necessary for a review of this anime. Now, with that out of the way, let's move on. let's see what's out there I don't want to jump the proverbial gun and say this is the best anime ever made. But I can at... See full review

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

Megalo Box 2: Nomad

Jun 28, 2021

The Hummingbird and the Nomad *spoiler-lite review. Spoilers of Season 1 will be given. There is no getting around it.* "The winged one carries the wingless one, and the wingless one blesses the winged one." Wherever you may wander, and whatever may happen, all roads lead back home. But sometimes, you need a guide to lead you there. Life will provide this guide to you in some form. For some, it takes the form of whatever you have left after the journey of life; whatever you have to go back to. While Megalo Box season one was the perfect example of a hero's journey, Megalo Box: Nomad is the... See full review

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

Backflip!!

Jun 25, 2021

Let's Fly While We Can *spoiler-lite review* "I don't like sports anime" Right now, you're looking at a quote attributed to... me, about two years ago. I've come a long way since then, huh? I mean, you're reading this review, and you've no doubt looked at the score, so you must realize my opinion on sports anime changed a lot since I first said those words. However, it wasn't really because my feelings on it changed overtime or anything like that. As time went on, the definition of what I thought of as "sports anime" broadened by a very wide margin the more I explored the medium... See full review

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

My Hero Academia 5

May 15, 2021

Going Nowhere PLUS ULTRA *spoiler-free review* This will be a review for the first half of the season. Let's start this off by establishing one thing. There have been many shounen anime brought into the public eye which feature some kind of gimmick that covers every relevant character. For anime like Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Demon Slayer, Black Clover, it's all some interchangable word. "martial artist", "pirate", "ninja", "soul reaper", "demon slayer"...? "wizard". For My Hero Academia, it's "heroes". Now, usually the... See full review

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

Wonder Egg Priority

Mar 5, 2021

The Avengers of Tortured Souls Originally, I was going to wait until this anime was over to write a review on it, because it very well may drastically change in the later few episodes, but I've come to realize that it really doesn't matter what the last few episodes are like, when it pertains to my opinion of the series right now. I might as well just write it all out, so that even if later on my views on it change, this review will still be a testament to how unbelievably impressive this anime was during it's run and how much of a profound effect it had on me while I was watching it. The hearts and... See full review

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

Jujutsu Kaisen

Dec 10, 2020

*disclaimer: the author of this review is a shounen fan.* Bad Juju The latest turd to fall out of the ass of Shounen Jump Weekly has gotten an ill-advised Studio Mappa adaptation, and man does it suck seeing all that talent go into something so painfully undeserving. This anime is essentially the lovechild of Bleach/Naruto and Fairy Tail if it was raised by Mob Psycho 100 had less interesting characters than all three. I cannot overstate how generic this anime is. If you're looking for a show that breaks new ground or offers anything of substance, this isn't it. The main thing you can't trust is the... See full review

2/10 story
6/10 animation
3/10 sound
0.1/10 characters
1/10 overall

Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina

Dec 5, 2020

Wandering Bitch: The Journey of Who Gives a Shit When the man who wrote Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World came up with the splendid idea to have an episodic fantasy show starring an individual traveling from country to country philosophically handling metaphorical quandaries representing the human condition, I bet he never expected his vision would one day get twisted into the pretzel of misery and misguided ignorance lookin like a snake 69-ing itself that is Elaina's Journey: the Bullshit world. However, watching Kino to get the gist of the general idea this anime was based on can never truly prepare... See full review

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

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Mar 24, 2020

I Want to Make Anime! Jesus christ, where do I even start with this one. There's a lot of personal appeal this one had for me, and it's hard to exactly pinpoint down where it all came from. Eizouken is an anime about three middle school girls who want to make animation, in a film club they founded during their school lives. The episodes follow their escapades in the struggles to get animation done, covering all the nuances of the process, as well as the creative process and expressing best it can the pure passion and spirit of those who love anime. This lively, imaginative experiment of an anime from... See full review

9/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.7/10 overall

Drifting Dragons

Mar 21, 2020

Hunting in The Clear Blue Every now and then an anime will come along that will just completely pass everyone by, no matter how impressive it is. And I can definitely say that Drifting Dragons may just be one of the most underrated anime of all time. It at least is that for this current year. This anime takes great inspiration from Monster Hunter and Guns of Icarus, bringing a fresh, interesting Fantasy world to the table that just feels adventurous by nature, which is rare to come by in anime. The Worldbuilding is what contributes a lot to the score I'm giving it. This is a world where Drakers earn money... See full review

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

Darwin's Game

Mar 21, 2020

Somewhere Between Edgy and Boring Darwin's Game is quite possibly the best Death Game anime ever. Do these words not excite you? Do they not enthrall you? No? Well that's probably because it's not such a high bar to clear. Death Game anime where a bunch of people fight until one person survives are commonplace in the industry. There are multiple problems with the genre, such that by its very nature, most endeavors into it will be overwhelmingly edgy, and difficult to praise critically because it relies on this trait for entertainment. So how does Darwin's Game rise above the rest like a unenthusiastic... See full review

3/10 story
5/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
5/10 overall

Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It

Mar 15, 2020

Lovebusters Ah, love. An NP-complete problem that will challenge scientists until the end of time. But what if a couple of the brightest young lovestruck minds in the scientific circle put their heads together to finally solve the great mysteries of human romantic connection? Science Fell in Love sets out to answer just that. The comedy is the centerpiece of the series, and you either will get the joke or you won't. For some the concept that they repeat in different forms may seem mundane, after all it's just two silly kids over-analyzing their feelings for each other in terms of scientific hypothesis... See full review

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

My Hero Academia 4

Mar 15, 2020

You Say Garbage My Hero Academia continues its quest to systematically murder the battle-shounen genre in its 4th installment, which promises to be more epic than any that came before it. Can it end its previous seasons' trends of never developing its secondary cast in any meaningful way, making its characters mary sues, never giving enough time to important events, and using one repeated piece of OST to cover for its lack of substance? Nope. To elaborate: The overhaul arc happened. And when it happens, oh boy does it happen with a whimper. It wasn't like the show had built up a reputation for... See full review

3/10 story
8/10 animation
3/10 sound
3/10 characters
2/10 overall

Sword of the Stranger

Dec 14, 2019

The Aggressive Knife Salesman *spoiler-free review* Ah, feudal Japan. How I love you. So many Feudal-japan-set things that I just absolutely adore lately. Dororo, Champloo, Sekiro, I'm super excited for Ghost of Tsushima, but until recently there's been a particular thing missing from my repitoire of edo-era goodness. The proverbial soul stone of the eastern warrior infinity collection, as it were, and one I had been wanting to get at for quite a while, and that was Sword of the Stranger. Created by my favorite anime studio, bones, animated mostly by my favorite animator, Yutaka Nakamura- I had no idea... See full review

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

Beastars

Dec 14, 2019

Zootopia: The Yiffening *spoiler-free review* Beastars is not just for the furries. Yeah, everyone was thinking it was, but it's really not. You may be slightly more comfortable with some of the themes if you're a furry, but that's about it, and no matter who you are, there's a good chance the show will effect you in the same way. Such is the power of a well thought-out story and relatable characters. Story - it isn't the most complex story in anime or anything, but that's not what we're going to be focusing on. Long synopsis short, it's about a wolf boy who falls in love with a rabbit girl and has... See full review

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

Babylon

Dec 14, 2019

You're just too beautiful girl, that's why it'll never work, you'll have me Suicidal *spoiler-lite review* [Anime of the Season Edition] Where oh where to start with Babylon. There's a reason it's my favorite anime of Fall 2019, but the thing is, it's hard to put my finger on it without spoilers. Babylon is one wacky ride, one minute you think you're watching another boring Novel adaptation, the next you realize there's some genuinely disturbing terror unfolding right before your eyes, one half baffling, the other half extrordinary, the whole thing intriguing to a fault. The Story is pretty... See full review

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

Dr. Stone

Dec 14, 2019

Getting Stoned *spoiler-lite review* In a world where everyone has unexpectedly gotten stoned, it's up to anime Sheldon Cooper who unexpectedly awakens thousands of years later to rebuild civilization from the ground up, while assisting others in overcoming their vices, all through the incredible power of SCIENCE!!! Yeah, it's unfortunate that this anime doesn't count as a cautionary tale against legalizing weed, but alas, the show must go on. At least, it does go on 3000 years after it starts. One of the best things about Dr. Stone is how inherently interesting its premise is and how it presents... See full review

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

Sarazanmai

Jun 14, 2019

Otterly Painful (Spoiler-free review) Sarazanmai is the latest brain-fart of "visionary" anime director Kunihiko Ikuhara, creator of such acclaimed cult classics as Penguindrum and Revolutionary Girl Utena. As the first of Kunihiko Ikuhara's works I've encountered, Sarazanmai, needless to say, does not exactly convince me of the quality of the others, so I can't comment on expectations that come with this show having seen the director's other works, as I went into this with a fresh perspective. If you want a perspective from an Ikuhara vet or fanboy, look elsewhere. No strings or bias... See full review

2/10 story
6/10 animation
3/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall

Magical Girl Site

Jun 22, 2018

Ticket pays for the whole seat but you'll only need the [] spoiler-free review Mahou Shoujo Site is an anime about little girls with big dreams. Wait, no, scratch that. It's about little girls in a nightmare whose dreams have been crushed by a memetic hydraulic press of dispair and depression. This anime is so... full of angst that it's almost offensive at times, and underwhelmingly weak at others. The combination is an unusual one but definitely disappointing. Following madoka magica's example of a dark magical girl anime, this starts out with a story that follows a young girl who's relentlessly... See full review

2/10 story
5/10 animation
4/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall

Hinamatsuri

Jun 22, 2018

AITAAA! Hinamatsuri is a very pretty Slice of Life Comedy, or as I like to call it, a SolCom, about a girl with psychic powers named Hina, and a yakuza boss name Nitta, as well as their relationship. To start off the review of this disappointment I'll admit my biases: i fully expected this anime to be primarily comedy at the beginning and make good use of psychic powers in both its presentation, and story, as well as its comedy that I hoped would be frequent and well-done. But this is not that. If you're expecting a good comedy with a quirky premise and a great story and real vision behind it, go watch... See full review

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

Dances with the Dragons

Jun 22, 2018

I don't care that the scores don't average out to two, who CARES! DANCES WITH THE DRAGONS IS A SHOW ABOUT A-HOLES DOING POLITICAL WORK. It has one dragon in episode one and a dragon shaped like a human a few episodes in. There are really not a lot of dragons, in dancing with the dragons. Nor is there dancing. Dances With the Dragons refers to nothing about the anime. As I said before the plot is political work for a corrupt government or something. I dunno. These two characters, gay us the elf slayer and the sword guy with the big euphamism and the furniture fetish, go around fighting random monster... See full review

1/10 story
4/10 animation
5/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Jun 22, 2018

A group of friends live their life At first glance, Wotakoi may seem like your average otaku comedy slice of life, complete with incompetent morons, awkward love triangles, 12-year-old level writing, and obvious pandering. But luckily all of that stuff the 2018 Spring anime season had in storage at the time went downstream to 3D Kanojo, because this was left with a solid framework to be casually filled with comfortable conversations between four friends and the relationships that exist between them, with some light but genuinely funny comedy. I have to say that Naru, Kabakura, Koya, and Nifuji are... See full review

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

Real Girl

Jun 20, 2018

Revenge of the Normies *spoiler-free* 3D Kanojo, aka "Real Girl" is the most unrealistic show with the word "real" in the title since dances with the dragons had so little actual dragons in it. This is the season of false advertizing. And it's not as bad here, but its mediocrity makes it even worse. Let me tell you why to avoid Real Girl if you want a realistic or cute romance. First of all, it's lazy. The anime uses every tope in the book, doing nothing new with each of them, and not using them correctly. It just kinda throws them in there as if from a picture book or directional how... See full review

4/10 story
3/10 animation
7/10 sound
4/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Uma Musume: Pretty Derby

Jun 18, 2018

Defy the Neigh-Sayers Where to begin with Uma Musume. Well it all started when I was born. I was a healthy child born to two parents who I still live with today. I gained 3 siblings over my childhood who I'm on good terms with pretty much constantly. By the average age I learned to crawl and walk, and shitpost. I realized early-ish on in my school life that what I wanted to do was animation. Not so with the creator of uma musume. I can only imagine the genius visionary responsible for this bit of fine culture popped out with one of those floppy horse masks, drew horses at the pure age of 3 months, owned... See full review

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

Violet Evergarden

May 2, 2018

*spoiler-lite review* How to make real life look shit Violet Evergarden, by intention or not, takes the piss out of pretty much every single other anime out there when it comes to animation, sound design, presentation, and directing. It's so beautiful I'd probably ask it out and get VERY distraught when I got turned down due to it being too wildly out of everyone including me's league to even be gazed upon by mortals. Now that that's out of the way, let's review. Violet Evergarden isn't perfect. I don't mean like the "Nothing's Perfect" kind of nothing's perfect, but more like it has its... See full review

7/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.7/10 overall

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

May 2, 2018

I threw up in my mouth. Decease Walk to the Adjacent Land Euphoria is a winter 2010 anime that aired in winter 2018. It is a piece of shit. Now some people would complain that it is bad because it is isekai. Some would complain that it's bad because nothing happens in it and it's more of an SOL. These are not among my complaints with Lack of life Stroll. This anime is a video game isekai with RPG elements, that tries it's damndest to be just like an RPG and ends up doing a pretty good job at being the most meaningless cutscenes in an RPG along with a tutorial of the interface. Since this anime... See full review

2/10 story
1/10 animation
1/10 sound
0.5/10 characters
1.2/10 overall

Teasing Master Takagi-san

May 1, 2018

TFW you're a dense protagonist Remember Tsurezure Children? Cool. Then you've seen Takagi-san. Except, you've seen it in its maximum-entertainment form as a tiny segment of a bigger show where it's less repeditive and annoying. That's basically what Takagi-san is. It's a drawn out 12 episode version of one of those little couples, with the same tropey dynamic that simply can't carry an entire 20 minute-runtime anime. The main character is a dense idiot with absolutely no wit or tact who's preyed upon by a human being with a lick of smarts named Takagi-san, who our protag has a big sugary crush on and... See full review

3/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

How to Keep a Mummy

May 1, 2018

How to lose your manliness The harsh winter season brought with it some particularly harsh weather, and falling from the sky was not snow but boring-ass CTGCT shows and SOL's that can turn your hair grey. But just as when you reach in a basket of rotten fish you always have a chance of grabbing a pretty fresh one, there were a few good dishes in winter 2018's basket of shit. This was one of them. How to Keep a Mummy is your typical cute-bait SOL show with a twist: youkai. Particularly a 5 inch tall mummy who gets conventionaly yet adorably titled "Mii-kun", as well as an assortment of other... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
9/10 characters
7.5/10 overall