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When They Cry: Higurashi

Sep 24, 2016

        A few disclaimers before I begin here: this is a spoilers-free review of Higurashi No Koro Ni and Higurashi No Koro Ni Kai (both seasons, the whole series). I promise I will not ruin anything if you have not seen it; but for the purpose of this review it is too important not to mention.
        The story of the Higurashi No Koro series follows a band of teenagers stuck in an infinite time loop in June 1983, in a remote country town named Hinamizawa. There are many small arcs that are clearly marked by the... See full review

9/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.3/10 overall

Future Diary

Aug 27, 2016

      This is a review of Mirai Nikki TV/The Future Diary TV anime. This review has no spoilers; I will try my best to keep the inner plot points secretive.

       I am a big fan of psychological/metaphysical/gore anime. So naturally, I really enjoyed Mirai Nikki. Does this mean I am a little biased? Probably. But, as a reviewer, I will not refuse to hamper on some the problems of this anime. 

       The story is just magnificient. This is the type of anime with a very convuluted plot, more loosely wrapped than a ball of yarn... See full review

9/10 story
8.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
8.7/10 characters
8.3/10 overall

Servant x Service

Aug 16, 2016

        This is a spoilers-free review of Servant x Service. 
        Servant x Service is a manga-adapted, slice-of-life (hereby referred to as SOL) genre anime that ran for 13 episodes. It was produced by A-1 Pictures, whom would be recognizable from another major SOL anime work, Working!! or Wagnaria!!. This anime and Working!! share too many smiliarities to count, from animation style to character design to other tropes, but the animation studio did a good job not making the two animes carbon copies of... See full review

7.7/10 story
9/10 animation
7/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
8.9/10 overall

School Rumble: 2nd Semester

Aug 11, 2016

This is a review of School Rumble, Season 2, with spoilers. Do not read this until you feel like you have nothing to lose.

     In my last review of School Rumble, I mostly noted a lot of the positives of School Rumble as a series. Well, in the second season, everything mentioned before carries over to the next season. I would say the only developmental changes are that I noticed the animation quality, even though the seasons are only a year apart, dramatically improved from the first season. 

     Story is the same from the get-go as you start up the... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
9/10 characters
7.7/10 overall

School Rumble

Aug 6, 2016

     Ah, School Rumble. I must admit, I am a little biased to the anime, because I read the manga. Sorry! Regardless, this is a spoilers-free review of the first season of School Rumble.

     Story is about what you would expect of a romance-comedy with a love triangle; one likes another, but the other likes another, and rinse and repeat. But, the writers of School Rumble did an excellent job at keeping the audiences' attention. You may not agree with me on this, but even the episodes that were more obviously fillers were still entertaining, because the writing is just... See full review

8.5/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Jul 24, 2016

      Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!, also known as Love, Life, and Chuunibyou, is the type of moe anime everybody likes. I liked it enough, but with a caveat; I hated some parts of it as I watched it. Having watched all its episodes, I feel comfortable giving a full review. There are major spoilers ahead, so wait to read this until you have seen the entirety of the story. Don't spoil your fun with my opinion just yet!

       Let me start with what I did not like. First of all, the characters. Don't get me wrong; Rikka can be a fun character who lets her diseased... See full review

7/10 story
9/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
7.6/10 overall


Jul 24, 2016

      (This review is over the series as a whole, not just season 1, and is spoiler-free)
       I was pleasantly surprised by Working!! . As a Slice of Life anime, you don't expect it to suck you into its antics as much as it does. But, if you stick with it, you will find a anime that is calming particularly because of the instances of what occurs.

       First of all, Working!! has a good story for a SOL anime. There are character arcs for most of the main characters from the beginning to the end, and this production does a good job at... See full review

8/10 story
8.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
9.2/10 overall