Quick review for all 3 seasons of Fruits Basket.
All right, so huge disclaimer: I never read the original Fruits Basket manga, and never have been
that interested either. I watched this Anime with my girlfriend who recommended it, and knowing it is an absolute classic,
I wanted to see it at least once. I'm a huge romance/comedy fan, so went into this pretty positively. I must say though... I didn't really like it that much. Don't know if this is because I didn't read the manga, or because I just missed something else, but for me the whole Fruits Basket anime was hard to follow. The pacing seemed... See full review
It started out good; a slightly generic but fun harem/romance anime, but the longer it went on, the more this series
started to collapse for me. It gets needlessly complex, and the focus shifts to the girls completely planning out all their ways to win over the main character, which made it feel almost more like a logistics business anime. But then suddenly it's a series revolving around the show business as well.. Really, it's a mess, and feels like a chore to try to follow the story. The interactions don't make impact and the girls aren't really that cute after episode 3, Imo. Every character in this... See full review
I think this anime is made for a very specific target audience: Japanese people that are at least over age 20, who
may have some nostalgic feelings towards some Japanese candy they had in their childhood.
Even for a weeb like me that thouroughly enjoys Japanese candy and tries to get his hands on any weird pack
of Pocky or Haichuu I can get my hands on, this wasn't really a very enjoyable watch... (And I'm a sucker
for Ayana Taketatsu on top of that, too). There's really not a lot of plot, and most comedy revolves about the "AHHH, I REMEMBER THAT SPECIFIC SWEET" moments.
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Certainly not a masterpiece on its own, and also not a substitute for playing the games at all... It kind of follows the story of SC, but also throws in some stuff that never happened. But if you're a huge fan of the series like me, it's a pretty fun watch with a LOT of attention to detail. Everything is exactly like in the games, down to the exact layout of certain area's. Voice actors are all the original actors, and the soundtrack is made up of enhanced versions of ingame tracks. Cool if you're a fan!See full review
Overall a pretty decent reverse-isekai anime, but not a GREAT anime. The ending is extremely underwhelming, the characters are very standard and uninteresting, and most of the time I didn't really think the comedy was funny. It's a decent snack anime, but nothing too notable. Maybe the second season that got announced recently can make this into a great series, but season 1 on its own is just okay.See full review
Biggest problem with this anime: I get hungry every time I'm watching it. Joke aside, this anime is very wholesome, relaxing, and presents different small stories to you in bite-size chunks. While you probably could see it as a watered down version of the punchy Shokugeki no Souma, this series has less of the spicy scenes, and more of the really sweet moments. All in all a decent package to relax with, though I wouldn't necessarily call it haute cuisine.See full review
A pretty cute and decent romance anime, with a Science sauce poured over it. --Story-- The story basically is about two very, very socially awkward people that scientifically over-analyse everything they come across. They fall in love with eachother, and not knowing how to deal with that, they try to turn it into a scientific research. Other than that there is no plot, most enjoyment comes from the interaction between the two. There are some pretty cute and funny moments, and all in all it's pretty decent. Then there is the science part: there are some science 'learning... See full review
Oof. That hurt after watching Strike Witches. While Strike Witches often is viewed as being a trashy fan-service show, unterneath all the sukumizu and pantsu there actually were some likeable characters, and a decent story with a decent buildup. Brave Witches throws pretty much all of that out of the window. --Story-- Okay, at it's core the story doesn't differ that much from Stike Witches; group of girls with airplane-pants fight against weird uninspired black sci-fi enemy. In Brave Witches though, nothing ever feels like it's making impact. Even though the world is at war, everything feels 100% empty... See full review
This anime is a gem. ■■■ Story & Characters ■■■ Without trying to spoil too much, this is a very emotional anime, with a focus on friendship and death. I really liked all of the characters, they all are memorable and have a lot of charm, and I love how they handled character building. I really don't want to say any more, just watch it. ■■■ Art & Animation ■■■ Great! I loved the artstyle, everything was bright and colorful. Background art is superb and really detailed, and actually adds a lot. The animation itself... See full review
First off, I'll be honest: I don't think I understand this Anime... ■■■ Story & Characters ■■■ This anime is a big parody on the isekai genre. It doesn't take itself seriously AT ALL, and it's more focussed on comedic elements than the whole isekai thing. There isn't much more story aside from the "Main character is dead and now inside another world" idea. Each episode has its own random, easygoing story. That is all fine, I love comedy, slice-of-life and I don't really like isekai, so I really expected to get some laughs here... But I... See full review
■■■ Story & Characters ■■■ This show is mainly focussed on characters, which I really liked. Most of the characters are unique enough, and pretty memorable. The story is used to drive the interactions between the characters, but the character development itself isn't very deep. The story is kinda dark, but they really try to keep it light-hearted by adding some comedy and character interaction. A few episodes in things start to change, and unfortunately I think that is where some issues appear: The second half of the anime feels pretty different from the first, and... See full review
■■■ Story & Characters ■■■ I actually really enjoyed this anime. It's not just a beach episode lasting for a whole anime, it's about two teams playing volleyball, friendship, and relations between the two teams. While it's all nothing revolutionary, I think the story was enjoyable enough, and really did enjoy the characters, especially the bright but easygoing Haruka. I don't think the Ecchi tag is justified; there's not THAT much forced fanservice here, only girls walking in bikini's all the time. I do think the ending was kinda weak, they could have gotten... See full review
■■■ Story & Characters ■■■ Where do I even start... This anime is filled to the brim with so much charm. The story itself initially seems like a pretty generic fantasy story about witches, almost Harry Potter like, though there are some twists later on which I could really appreciate. Without risking to spoil it any further; I just think it was solid, and it could be enjoyed by literally anyone. The characters are where this anime really shines, I think; every one of them just have so much charm, and are so memorable. Akko, Sucy and Lotte interacting with... See full review
■■■ Story & Characters ■■■ I don't think I really can call this a "story", though there is a very basic plot of beating opponent after opponent to be the very best in the end. This is an anime about moe girls, fighting battles in tanks as a sport. Yeah... It's that absurd. I personally don't really like the exuses they used to make sense of that all; it just feels like they wanted to slap anime girls and tanks together. All that aside though, some of the actual battles are kinda entertaining, and the slice-of-life elements were a nice distraction as well... See full review
■■■ Story & Characters ■■■ When I started watching Shokugeki no Souma, I thought it was a really refreshing show. It's a show about cooking, and food porn, which although probably has been done before, isn't something you see every day. After the initial character and setting introductions, the show moves on to the cooking battles. Which to be honest, became kinda bland a few episodes in... The comedy is pretty good, but aside from that it's just battle after battle, and you already know that Souma is going to win, otherwise the anime wouldn't continue... See full review
■■■ Story & Characters ■■■ The first two episodes were off to a pretty good start for me; I'm a musical gear nerd and musician/mixer myself, and I really loved the way they focussed on that. I thought this would be a sort of K-ON!, cute girls doing cute things with a focus on music. But that focus changed pretty quickly, making it a very bold loli-fanservice show. The overall plot that they kinda touched on in the first episodes pretty much disappeared to the background, only giving you the generic slice-of-life/iyashikei episodes. That isn't necessarily bad, but... See full review
It really is a mystery to me why this anime has a rating of 4,3 and is being ranked at #113 at the time of writing.
I'm not going to say this anime is the pinnacle of trash (i'm a trashy weeb), i'm also not the type that will complain about the fanservice, there certainly were some enjoyable parts. But all in all, i'd rather call this anime; No Impact, No life. Nothing that happens really makes any impact. The story didn't grab me at all, characters aren't interesting or deep enough to care for. The pacing of everything feels very off to me, no real buildups either, i felt absolutely nothing watching... See full review