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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb

Jan 17, 2022

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren If you liked this Show a lot for its charms and themes, you'll be a bit more disappointed in this season.
It continues to include awkward scenes and reasonably average humor, but it mutates into a very lacking character drama with no real depth, with a handful of melodrama. The first season already had its problems, but it still managed to convince and appeal to the viewer with its atmosphere and bizarre moments. Here, on the other hand, the characters become even more simplistic and shallow. The humor has lost immense creativity since the joke is always repeated... See full review

4/10 story
7.5/10 animation
5.5/10 sound
3.5/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Jan 17, 2022

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! I remember watching this anime back in 2012 and it removed the skin from my back. There are a few series that can be entertaining but cringe at the same time, this one could do both. And the second time I watched it, the pain was no less. Even if the portrayal in the series is a bit exaggerated, surely most people knew the concept that the series wanted to deliver. Thinking back to those awkward childhood days when you thought you could become a superhero or develop superpowers and not build a wall between fantasy and reality as a child until you got old enough. And this is... See full review

4/10 story
7.5/10 animation
5/10 sound
4/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Code Geass Movie: Lelouch of the Re;surrection

Jan 12, 2022

Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch The long-awaited sequel to the second season of Code Geass and the revelation surrounding Lelouch's fate. One already had the feeling that there would be more behind it and that the protagonist did not find his end. Here, more small questions and his presence are cleared up. Of course, it is understandable that this fact is a thorn in the side of many. Lelouch was an iconic protagonist who probably made the greatest self-sacrifice and is the model antihero that everyone would think of. In that sense, for me, this movie didn't ruin the ending of the second season. Lelouch... See full review

4/10 story
7.5/10 animation
6/10 sound
4.5/10 characters
5/10 overall

One-Punch Man 2

Jan 6, 2022

One Punch Man - Season 2 Many have certainly heard that the second season could not live up to the reputation of the first and lost to the accumulating criticism. And in most cases it was due to the "animation" which was somewhat true, the animation was mostly mediocre and had a total of only 3 moments of brilliance in the whole season.
But the reason why this season was so disappointing was not just because of the animation but because of the flawed adaptation. It happened more often during the season that small changes from the manga were inserted. It was especially noticeable in the... See full review

4/10 story
5.5/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
5/10 characters
5/10 overall

One-Punch Man

Jan 6, 2022

One-Punch Man
Based on a webcomic series by the author "One", this story was drawn by the artist Murata in a new and fascinating style. And with the combined work of Madhouse, nothing stood in the way of this season's success. The story of One Punch Man is simple, at least at the beginning. The concept revolves simply around a man who wanted to become strong and, after relentless training, lost his limit and his hair. He was no longer able to enjoy his fights because simply no one could take a single punch from him. Is that all? No definitely not. One-Punch Man is a parody series that uses... See full review

3.5/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Jan 1, 2022

Code Geass R2
-Attention this review contains spoilers- And the chaos continues. The unbounded and boundless fluctuation between "fascinating" and "catastrophic" as the authors managed to create grandiose scenes like "Zero Requiem" on the one hand and didn't even bother with many other scenes.
After the first season, despite problematic implementation and fluctuating quality, still left a relatively positive impression and had me very captivated, I still had hope. But already in the first 3 episodes, the second season showed me that my hope was just naive. Until the... See full review

4/10 story
7/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
5/10 characters
5/10 overall

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Jan 1, 2022

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
I've watched this anime 5 times now and I'm still fascinated by how much it can overwhelm with its execution and quality. In the shounen realm, it represents the pinnacle of quality that can be achieved and therefore has a solid reputation in the anime community. The focus was not to offer fans something that any other series can do but to create an entirely new experience. And that was excellently achieved here by removing most of the shounen clichés and keeping only minimal ones. Despite all the enthusiasm expressed and what's to come, I'm sadly disappointed... See full review

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

In Another World With My Smartphone

Dec 27, 2021

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.
Here again, you can see a perfect prime example of absolutely non-existent creativity. This anime used the well-known Isekai pattern, but instead of giving it any spice, the author decided to give the protagonist a "smartphone". Interesting, isn't it? After all, that's all that makes this anime stand out from any isekai. And unfortunately, this was practically meaningless, as this "smartphone" has almost no relevance to this series, except for some plot moments that come at the end. In this sense, the protagonist is only "individual"... See full review

2/10 story
4/10 animation
4.5/10 sound
3/10 characters
3/10 overall

School Days

Dec 23, 2021

School Days
-This review contains spoilers regarding some events-. Many know this anime, especially thanks to its "reputation" in the anime scene. It is considered one of the "worst" anime you can find. And these statements are simply wrong. Is School Days bad? Yes, definitely. But only as long as you watch it very superficially, without seeing what the author wanted to create here. And I have to admit that this anime impresses me more than I expected, even though I've heard so many negative things. However, this does not change the fact that this anime adaptation is... See full review

3/10 story
3/10 animation
4/10 sound
3.5/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Record of Ragnarok

Dec 18, 2021

Shuumatsu no Valkyrie I have known manga for a long time and always read its chapters with curiosity and enthusiasm. The manga is simple and has no twists whatsoever, it is simply just pure "Tournament Shounen". And even then, the trailer, my worries have gathered. What does this anime offer now? People who say "the manga is worlds better" are not entirely right, the anime is almost as good as the manga. Only that the slow pacing in the anime has ruined the entire atmosphere. The selling point of a fighting shounen is mostly "emotions and animation", if one or both are... See full review

2/10 story
3/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
4/10 characters
4/10 overall

A Silent Voice

Dec 18, 2021

Koe no Katchi I heard a lot of positive things about this film and gave it a chance, despite my skepticism about how this "theme" would be implemented. And to be honest, I was largely positively surprised. And unfortunately enough to read the manga about it and notice how much "essential" was cut out and what would have played a crucial role in this movie. The manga built more on "understanding" the characters rather than simple drama. Whereas tried to dominate with drama and beautiful glittering eyes. Among other things, some of the protagonists were cut away, a lot of the... See full review

5/10 story
10/10 animation
6/10 sound
4.5/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Dec 17, 2021

Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch I have watched this anime 4 or 5 times in my entire life now and I am still fascinated and enthralled by it. In the field of mecha, it is my favorite and especially the protagonist always manages to convince me. But what also surprises me again and again, is how much "potential" has been lost here. Code Geass had everything, a successful setting, an antihero protagonist with a decent buildup, characters, abilities, and a goal. But what was made of it? Instead of creating an actual masterpiece, you got a half-finished series here that couldn't even take itself... See full review

5.5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
5.5/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled

Dec 14, 2021

Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 1 - Yokuryuu wa Maiorita
This ova seems to take place after the first season, at least Ep2 and Ep3 do. It tells from the perspective of the EU, which is at war with Britain. In the further episodes, some fragments are mentioned, to the missing time gap of Lelouch. Otherwise, new characters are introduced here that have no further relevance to the actual Code Geass plot and only their story is told. The characters were relatively simple until the end and did not possess any other character traits worth mentioning. Since they simply evaporate in comparison to the actual... See full review

3/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
3.5/10 characters
4/10 overall

Cowboy Bebop

Dec 14, 2021

Cowboy Bepop One of the most popular and well-known works of the older generation. I didn't grow up with it and never saw or heard of this series in my younger days. It wasn't until this year that I watched it for the first time on recommendation and was pleasantly surprised. The anime adaptation of Cowboy Bepop was especially convincing in the detailed realization and illustration of the Sci-Fi genre. Through this, an immensely detailed world was constructed, even if there was virtually no world-building, so the individual detail was in the foreground. Furthermore, the anime possesses very impressive... See full review

4/10 story
9/10 animation
6/10 sound
7.5/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

School-Live!

Dec 13, 2021

Gakkougurashi!
School-Live!
For the love of God, I misjudged this anime. I thought this was just a slice-of-life title at first since I didn't watch the genre and it completely surprised me. Even if I had known what to expect, the surprise probably would have been just as great. Whereas the premise deliberately wants to give you the wrong idea at first, the story quickly takes off and you are confronted with the truth of what happened. Due to the changes from the manga, the anime adaptation has a much slower pacing, more moe but also a more mysterious atmosphere, especially because of the... See full review

4/10 story
5.5/10 animation
5.5/10 sound
5/10 characters
5/10 overall

Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen 2

Dec 12, 2021

Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen - Kouhan-sen
Gintama: Silver Soul Arc - Second Half War The final and last season of Gintama comes to an end here. Despite the more disappointing results of the last arcs, I'm still excited about Gintama. This series could excellently convince with the blunt and idiotic character humor. Had until the end at least a still average main plot and very remarkably lovable characters. In this season, the penultimate conflict with Utsuro takes place, which reaches its climax in the following film. After the war, there are only 3-4 episodes that have humor again and show... See full review

3.5/10 story
5/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
5/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen

Dec 12, 2021

Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen
Gintama: Silver Soul Arc I already had huge doubts about the Rakuyou arc, but here they outdid themselves. Everything negative that Gintama could have ever done was present in just one season. The plot comes to a head, the final season of Gintama was split into two halves. After these two, only the final movie comes and that's it, the story finds its end. And yet, this season felt like half an eternity to me. 50% of the time the characters are just running and throwing meaningless dialogues around. The rest of the time extremely drawn-out fights with deadly slow... See full review

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

Gintama: Porori-hen

Dec 12, 2021

Gintama.: Porori-hen
Gintama: Slip Arc
Questionable, but it's an undisputed fact for me. This season is the best of all Gintama, without exception. Not in terms of overall quality, but in terms of entertainment values. But one wonders why? There are so many seasons and this season of all seasons is supposed to be the best? Well, the reasons are absurdly simple. Gintama is a parody comedy with a relatively average plot, a lot of melodrama, great humor, and likable characters. And if you remove the "plot", all that remains is pure bizarre comedy as it should have been. I can hardly put... See full review

2.5/10 story
5.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season

Dec 9, 2021

Aldonoah Zero 2nd Season
And here we go into the second round, full of lack of creativity, lack of motivation, and horrible scenery.
And the best thing that could convince me at the beginning of the anime was lost. First and foremost, the plot became even more monotonous, the characters lost their remaining charm, the protagonist became even more powerful and the fights lost their creativity, which they possessed in the first season. [Story 2] Slain wants to play the glorious antihero, without any real approach and this he does. But instead of it becoming fascinating, none of that happens. He... See full review

2/10 story
7/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Aldnoah.Zero

Dec 9, 2021

Aldnoah.Zero If I had to describe the anime, it would be this. It-An an anime that tries so many right things and always fails miserably. I tried to enjoy this uncreative soup, I did my best. This is the unwanted child of Gundam and Code Geass that no one asked for. And that's how it feels. The only area where the anime won me over was in the creativity of the fights, in terms of the enemies' weak points. This seemed less impressive in the long run, as the "The Protagonist" is the defined Jesus, and through his limitless IQ, pathetically destroys every elite opponent, no matter how powerful... See full review

3/10 story
7/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

So I'm a Spider, So What?

Dec 8, 2021

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?
I am a spider, so what? Another isekai straight from an infinitely huge pile of isekai. Now, what does this isekai do to stand out and win over the audience? The answer is, he has a lovable chaotic spider in Kizuna AI format. And this is the only thing this isekai did right because this female character manages to carry the entire series on her back. While on one hand, it is also interesting to see that this Isekai has more background plot than most of the others, so far the plot is in the background. Well, and what about the rest? The rest of this adaptation is a huge... See full review

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

Gintama.

Dec 5, 2021

Gintama.
Gintama Season 5 This season was exactly what I was so afraid of. Gintama was always an excellent and bizarre comedy that at the same time had serious themes and story-relevant arcs. These consisted mostly of 3-7 episodes and could still hold up despite barely mediocre pacing. Due to the sympathy of the characters and the atmosphere, one liked the arcs and fights no matter how monotonous and flat they became. But this season is completely dedicated to the battle on Rakuyou, between the rebels, Yoruzuya and Kamui's as well as Utsuro's army. Some humorous scenes and a shockingly masculine... See full review

3/10 story
5/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
5/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Great Teacher Onizuka

Nov 30, 2021

Great Teacher Onizuka


Everyone would agree that Onizuka would probably have been everyone's dream teacher. The great open-minded, exaggerated, and at the same time stupid gangster who listens to his students and wants the best for them.


[Story 2]

His personality and reputation, several times throughout the story, become a formidable obstacle for him to overcome. Many try to manipulate his way and you can see his everyday life as he fights against their attempts.

Along the way, he secures one friendship after another and begins to gain influence in the classroom, which in... See full review

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

To Your Eternity

Nov 30, 2021

Fumetsu no Anata e
To your Eternity
So simple and yet so fascinating. In these words, I would describe the anime. The story revolves around an immortal creature sent to earth to preserve life. On his journey, he meets many people and is confronted with both happiness and sadness. On this journey, he learns more about himself, develops a personality, and learns to understand humanity. There were only 2 points in the whole anime that completely convinced me and both are related to the characters. The author has managed to create enough authentic characters, with yet relatively individual... See full review

4/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
7.5/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

School Rumble: 2nd Semester

Nov 27, 2021

School Rumble Ni Gakki In the beginning, I never expected this anime to win me over as a comedy. After it started with only a flabby 2 episodes and it took forever to get all the characters in. But they on, I was completely wrong. School Rumble is a fascinatingly simple mixture of "Light romance" average character drama" and "A full truckload of idiocy and lovable characters". Add to that the delightful creativity of author Kobayashi Jin and the result is impressive. Certainly, it's not the best comedy I've seen, as the episodes did fluctuate and not all the characters were... See full review

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

Made in Abyss

Nov 26, 2021

Made in Abyss Another title that shouldn't be judged by its looks. Although it has a fairly gentle appearance and a more childlike drawing style, this anime develops much darker and more brutal than most others, and this is without exaggeration. This Show has a special atmosphere, thanks to the eerie and mysterious "Abyss" concept. And this is also what I liked about the anime. The Abyss has so many aspects that could be used for interesting world-building, as it has been done here. Of course, combine this with perfect music and beautiful visual effects and it becomes an art... See full review

4/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
5/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Gintama┬░

Nov 22, 2021

Gintama°
This is the "greatest" and "most important" Gintama season of them all. Not only because it contains 2 of the best arcs, but also 2 of the biggest developments and twists in this anime that completely overturn the plot. And honestly, I respect the author for those 2 creative choices that made this season sweeter for me. Unfortunately, this season is also practically the end of Gintama. In the sense that the quality already starts to drop massively here and reaches its nadir in later seasons. Humor is the same goldmine as in all other seasons. This creative and insane... See full review

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

School Rumble

Nov 17, 2021

School Rumble
A surprising comedy that has unfortunately been forgotten and hardly anyone talks about it anymore. School Rumble" is a collection of generic characters who decorate their lives at school with many bizarre events, romances, and huge misunderstandings. And this is exactly something the author has been relatively good at. Giving new air to worn-out and generic characters. Using old familiar scenarios and creating something new with his humor.
At first, I felt that the anime would not be convincing in the long run, since it was carried only by Harima, Tenma, and Karasuma. Only... See full review

3/10 story
4/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Grand Blue

Nov 14, 2021

Grand Blue
This is an impressively silly and insane comedy that shocked me. After getting several recommendations to watch this "supposedly" funny anime, I didn't expect it to be funny. And thanks to everyone's surprise, it was. Of special note, this one is definitely for fans of the "Gintama" anime/manga, as the parallels of the jokes are enormously similar, as are the characters. Both works convey almost the same atmosphere, only that here the 4th-wall humor is missing.
It's almost a new rule by now, but most comedies just manage to provoke a smirk or grin with 12 whole... See full review

2/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
5.5/10 characters
8/10 overall

Angels of Death

Nov 12, 2021

Angels of Death
Satsuriku no Tenshi I don't know the game the anime is based on, and neither did I know that this anime was based on a game at all. However, they made it more than obvious with this anime adaptation. I'll come back to that later. And I have to make one thing clear right away. If you are an experienced horror/mystery/thriller fan and have even the "slightest" expectations, please be so good and save your time. There is nothing here that should be seen. I don't want to throw any prejudices at all, possibly the "game" is interesting. But what you get here as an... See full review

2.5/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
2/10 characters
2.5/10 overall