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Sheex

  • The Old Site Reviewer Retirement Home
  • Joined Jul 10, 2007
  • 33 / M

Hey there, I'm one of the OLD (I'm in my 30s now, I get to emphasize) reviewers for AP, back when we were staff-written. I still check in from time to time, and recently started throwing reviews up on occasion as I slowly work my way through an 8 year backlog of series.

For those wondering, my Shigurui review is perhaps my most infamous and controversial review I posted to the site. Looking back, my opinion of the show stands but it's an absolutely terrible review. I leave it up for posterity's sake -- my reviews on AP are like a timeline back to my teenage years. But don't stop there -- feel free to go sift through my old work if you like and leave me a comment! I actually have several unposted reviews that I wrote many years ago that I'm considering polishing and eventually posting one day. For now, I'm just cataloging all my "new" stuff below:

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NEW REVIEWS SINCE MY RETURN:

GATE - 6/8/20 - Definitely don't have mainstream thoughts on this one, but I'm known for "unique" reviews from time to time (Does anyone remember my 2009 April Fools KonoMini review? LOL)

Beyond the Boundary Movies - 6/7/20 - Did they go Beyond the Mediocrity? Well, about that...

Parasyte - 1/30/20 - Very nice horror/drama. Not as gripping as Shiki, but still quite solid.

Deadman Wonderland - 1/20/20 - Get rekt, Fate/Stay Night has been upheaved as awful shounen champion.

Shiki - 1/16/20 - Blew me away. Spectacular dark drama without cucked vampires.

Mahou Tsukai no Yome - 1/13/20 - A disappointing attempt at a mishmash of genres that was too timid to ever go "dark."

Orange - 8/18/19 - What AnoHana should have been if it didn't suck, but still "okay."

Your Lie in April - 8/6/19 - Another top tier series. Elegant, beautiful, and definitely should be on your list.

AnoHana - 8/4/19 - So very disappointing...

Wotakoi - 7/30/19 - What an absolutely fantastic slice-of-life comedy/romance.

Violet Evergarden - 7/28/19 - Aesthetically absolutely gorgeous, but riddled with holes.

Grimgar ~Of Mediocrity and Meh~ - 7/27/19 - Average and bland with enormous unused potential.

Just Because - 7/21/19 - Bam, four! With a fifth to follow soon (this next one not so nice.)

Our Love is Only 10 Centimeters Apart - 7/19/2019 - On a role here, knocking out another romance anime. Check it out!

Golden Time - 4/22/2019 - And another? What is happening?

Youjo Senki - 2/24/2019 - What on earth, a new review after like 7 years?!?!

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jediuser Jul 5, 2021

One more thing: be sure to check out the Last Exile sequel, Fam the Silver Wing. If you didn't like the original, you will HATE the follow up. The main character is such a foolhardy brat it's embarrassing.

jediuser Jul 5, 2021

Hello, Sheex, thanks for the comment! Yeah, as you can see, I do NOT agree with the site's reviewers on this one (I remember even Sothis was surprised that another reviewer liked Earthsea). As for the behind-the-scenes drama, I touched upon it to the extent I deemed relevant. As I mentioned, I tried to give it a fair assessment without comparing it to his father's work, and even on its own merits I found it incoherent and dull. There's actually other points I could touch upon, like how Arren is able to live peacefully in the countryside when there should be legions of soldiers looking for the boy who committed REGICIDE. For what it's worth, I did not write the review just to shit on Goro, as I said I enjoyed his follow up, From Up on Poppy Hill a lot more (although, if what I've heard about Earwig and the Witch is to be believed...he's 1 for 3). 

BTW, good to see you're back in the swing with your reviews! I suppose our greatest point of disagreement is with the Ancient Magus Bride, which as you can see on my profile is a personal favorite of mine (although, interestingly, you mentioned how the final quarter was the best part...I actually find it the weakes part of the season. Especially the finale, which resolved a conflict between the two main characters in a really slapdash way. I get Elias was trying to save Chise, and he clearly didn't fully grasp just how messed up his actions were, but still, you're gonna play their reconciliation for laughs?). Still a well-written review. Good to see you're back. 

On that note, a series I want to get to some time is Fire Force, a disappointing follow up from the creator of Soul Eater that wastes its potential on groan-worthy fanservice and shonen cliches. See ya 'round!

hellamisanthropic Jan 31, 2021

I absolutely love your reviews!

Mirabili Aug 23, 2020

Just popping by to say I adore how well written your reviews are.

jediuser Aug 19, 2020

Sheex, good to see your back!

I also started posting reviews on the site after years away. If you have the time, check it out. https://www.anime-planet.com/users/jediuser/reviews/62003

PS. Your new reviews are pretty good, it's good a staff writer is back. Even if Ancient Magus Bride is a personal favorite of mine.