Yashahime follows the trend of most modern sequels. It’s heavily dependent on the original cast, it has a lot more emphasis on chicks than men, and is overall unneeded and a waste of time. Inuyasha had already outstayed its welcome by over a hundred episodes, but at least it ended. You were free to leave it behind you as a very good action adventure than ran out of juice very quickly and then kept going in circles until you no longer gave a damn. Years later and for no logical financial reason they decided to make a sequel for a show nobody asked for or was looking forward to. How did they expect to... See full review
Mushoku Tensei is defined by three things, and depending on which one you want to focus on and which one to ignore will greatly affect your enjoyment of the series.
-The first aspect is the game-like fantasy adventure, which is by far the most mundane and passable part of the show. There is no shortage of anime that have magic and levels and adventurer guilds, and monster continents. Going in for that will only make you think it’s just another isekai.
-The second aspect is the coming-of-age part of the plot, which is by far the most interesting and the one most people praise the show... See full review
The main appeal of Dr. Stone is very similar to that of other anime such as Log Horizon, Overlord, No Game no Life, and That Time I reincarnated as a Slime: The civilization building aspect. It is aimed for people who find joy in seeing a character starting from the bottom and slowly building a better world for his friends and allies. It also has a videogame feel in how technology progresses, since the tech tree, sort of speaking, is about discovering something that unlocks something else. That can be very appealing to gamers who fancy the game mechanic of combining items and creating new skills... See full review
Beastars is one of those shows with a very confusing setup, so its themes can be interpreted however the hell you want to. If you take the show at face value then it’s going to be some kinkier version of Zootopia, about furries wanting to have bestiality. If you see the show as a big metaphor for social issues, then it can be about people expressing their feeling while keeping control of their sexual urges. Or it can be about discrimination because of a cast system (hello India).
Whichever poison you choose, you have to get over the first snag of the show, which is its CGI. No matter how good... See full review
Redo of Healer is basically a hentai in TV format and it’s not trying to hide it. You are watching it purely for the rape scenes as well as for the most extreme depiction of justiceporn. The way it does that is quite simple.
-It takes out all attempts to offer the moral high ground to the protagonist. He doesn’t want justice, he wants blatant revenge.
-It removes all legit reasons for the women to enter his harem. They don’t want to follow him around because he’s a nice guy. He constantly abuses them and they like it like the masochists they are.
-It reduces all the bad... See full review
Wonder Egg Priority attracted attention during its airing by having three things that always create traction: beautiful animation, mysterybait and queerbait. Those are enough to hook a lot of people early on, but keeping them invested by the time a show finishes is a whole different story. The pretty colors don’t mean anything if there is nothing going on, the mysterybait becomes hollow if it’s just there for speculating stuff without ever getting rewarding answers, and the queerbaiting ends up being virtue signaling if it’s just representation for representation’s sake. Well, guess... See full review
My overview for the first season of the Slime isekai was well received in every site I uploaded it. And yet there were a lot of people at Anime-Planet who kept commenting about how wrong it was, because I didn’t read the manga. Why should I? It was an overview about the first season of the anime, not a much later arc in the manga. Do I really have to point out how stupid this is? How would you feel if I was going on every person’s review of the first season of The Promised Neverland and I was telling them they are wrong in everything they wrote, because the manga is different later on?... See full review
IT’S RUN OF THE MILL
Black Clover is your cookie cutter fighting shonen, which was heavily promoted as the KING OF SHONEN ANIME because the industry really wants the money of easily impressionable teenagers who have no experience in good anime. It’s nothing more than stolen ideas from older shows and presented in their most basic and easily digestible form so they can appeal to the largest amount of people without ever challenging a single thing in the formula that would occasionally make it above average. Naruto takes part in the Hunter Exam, gets chosen by a Shinigami Captain, and enters... See full review
Jujutsu Kaisen belongs in the category that began with Demon Slayer: Anime series that are carried almost entirely by their movie-quality animation. Despite the constant lies a lot of hyperiders are saying about it being a deconstruction or a subversion, or whatever meaningless platitudes they will say for making views and money, the plot and the cast are nothing you haven’t seen before. They simply look gorgeous and if colores bonitos is all you care about then you will be dumb enough to think a patchwork of stuff you have already seen in other shonen is the best shonen ever.
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The first season of The Promised Neverland wasn’t as good as many say. It had a cool thriller atmosphere, but it was just jump scares around fairly bland characters. The second season on the other hand doesn’t waste any time in showing you how worse it is by ruining even that.
1) The adaptation stopped following the source. And sure, it’s the execution that matters and not how faithful of an adaptation a series is. Yet even there it didn’t try to offer a better version of that lukewarm soup the manga had turned into. It was even worse than that!
2) Nobody died on the... See full review
Most I know of lost interest in the show and the few who lasted until this season were largely bored of it. Despite the plot remembering to move forward for a change and although it is presented as important in-series, a large portion of the audience did not get what it liked at first, and therefore got bored of it. They just didn’t care about the flashbacks that flesh out many of the minor characters, or the explanations of things that happened in the past which led to the events in the present. And sure, fleshing out the minor characters and answering whatever questions you had thus far sound very... See full review
Someone who doesn’t know anything about Mahoujin Guruguru and watches the trailer or perhaps sees the poster and reads the synopsis will most likely think it’s a show for little kids like Dragon Quest. And someone who goes in blind will most likely expect it to be a run of the mill fantasy adventure ala King’s Raid. Well let me tell you this. It’s an anime made specifically for fans of old JRPGs, while at the same time it pokes at the clichés of the genre. And even then it’s not just a plotless parody, since it has an ongoing plot and a solid ending. You are not going to... See full review
Akudama Drive is something that, up until the midpoint, is nothing more than mindless action and a pretty looking steampunk setting. As someone who is sick and tired of highschools and pretentious themes about supposed deep characters, I was fully into it. There is no depth to the cast to the point they don’t even have actual names, and the plot is a very straightforward heist mission. It was of the same vein as Black Lagoon and Hellsing Ultimate. You just shut off your brain and you enjoy the mix of rule of cool and comedy based on misunderstandings.
Then the second half began and said, yeah... See full review
Gleipnir belongs to the schlock action type of anime, and it’s not even doing a good job at being guilty pleasure. When the main attraction of the show is a beta loser school kid in a dumb looking mascot animal suit, you realize early on what you are getting yourself into. When the dream pixie girl of the show is a slut that is not missing the chance to do sleazy fan service, you also know how little the show cares about respect to its own characters. And when the fights are full of gore and nudity, you know there is not much depth in the themes. So yeah, it’s another one of those edgy nonsense... See full review
Deca-dence is a show that on one hand has many good ideas and on the other hand has a very lukewarm presentation. Many dropped it in the first episode because they weren’t interested in a post apocalyptic dieselpunk setting, and many more dropped it in the second episode because they didn’t like the sci-fi twist. It’s hard for the average viewer to get into what it’s about, in the same way shows like Brigadoon, and Shinsekai Yori are hard to get into. It’s also what makes them stand out and in case you manage to get used to their unorthodox presentation, you will get some of... See full review
I like making fun of overrated shows that are not nearly as well written as their dumb fans claim they are, but let me show you what it’s like to talk about badly written shows nobody’s defending. Summer of 2020 glorious dumpster fire was Gibiate.
The very first thing we are shown is the main chick, naked in the bathtub. It’s supposed to make us feel sorry for her because she is sad, but without any context, this is just pornification. 3 seconds in and you are already told to start jerking off.
The next scene is a terrible excuse for an infodump, where she tells in a camera... See full review
The God of Highschool is the second Korean adaptation after Tower of God that is unlike anything we’ve seen before, because it’s from Korea. It really stands out from all other anime that came out so far by being exactly like every other anime that came out so far... Seriously now, anyone who thought we entered a new era for anime, because manhwa will be the new fad after isekai, was an idiot. There is nothing that sets apart the plot of God of Highschool from Baki the Grappler, or Kengan Ashura, or any other show that is just about teenagers fighting each other.
With that said, most... See full review
The second season continues to remind us why despite the claims of it being a deconstruction of isekai, it’s still a power fantasy. Subaru is constantly hailed as a normal person thrown in an isekai, yet he is a NEET and a dork that the moment he realizes he is in a different world he doesn’t look for a way home and instead runs after waifus. And most of the girls are all over him; even the extremely young ones. Is that what a normal person is like in the minds of delusional otakus?
And don’t get me started on the double standards of the return by death bullshit. Subaru is... See full review
Part 1 was a waste of time
The first part of War of the Underworld had nothing worth writing about. It was just nobodies fighting nobodies and nothing came out of it once it was over since they never mattered to begin with. In fact, everything that doesn’t have to do with Kirito or his harem is completely boring. I mean, what exactly am I supposed to think? Man, this is so thrilling, I can’t wait to see if nobody no1 shoots nobody no2, especially when the episode ends with a cliffhanger. These characters are really important and I care about them. And I am sure it’s not going to be... See full review
Cautious Hero is yet another one of those isekai that have flooded the market because of Sword Art Online and in its attempt to stand out in this more than saturated subgenre that copy-pastes each other’s ideas with little to no variation, it went for the comedy routine. The guy who is summoned to another world in order to save it is overpowered as hell, which is a most typical element, but he is also ridiculously cautious, which makes him obnoxious to the people around him, despite that being the reason he constantly wins. And that is the only thought the author had while writing the script. The... See full review
I won't bother to make this more structured than this, so here you go, everything wrong with SAO II, in bullet format.
Making radical changes to the gameplay of an MMO would normally make most of the older players to ragequit. Not in this game though.
The main villain has the lame name of Death Gun.
The threat is nowhere near the level or interest of the first arc.
Kirito and Asuna are on a date in the real world and the only thing they can talk about is videogames.
Flashback to things we already know about and wished we had forgotten.
Agent dude... See full review
Tower of God was heavily marketed as the first Korean webcomic adaptation as well as the beginning of a new era for anime. It wasn’t, but we were constantly told that we HAD to support it, so they can make even more Korean webcomic adaptations. Consume product and be excited for next products. Aside from being from Korea there is nothing special about it, and as an adaptation it is below average in general, so it was just another case of hyping the source material and that spreading onto its subpar adaptation. Although it managed to be the most popular show during the season it aired in, it was only... See full review
Crime Edge is about the crime of writing an edgy plot about sexual fetishes and messed up excuses for violence. There is a boy who has a hair cutting fetish, and loves a girl with hair that can’t be cut. You might think the objective will be to find a way to cut her hair and become a couple in the last episode. But he actually manages to do all that in the very first episode and in a way that seems like they just had sex. Okay then, it was easy but whatever, problem solved, end of the series.
…Oh wait, no it’s not, because now he has to protect her from assassins who are possessed... See full review
Here’s the movie that murdered the hype for the series, because the studio allocated most of its resources, including the main director, towards making this one, and abandoned the fourth season. As a result, it turned into a badly animated pile of mediocrity that disappointed everybody and made many to lose interest and jump onto the next bandwagon that was Demon Slayer. Because for some reason disposable filler movies with no impact on the show, deserve far better treatment than the canon material, which is what people actually care about. Oh well…
So the plot is very basic crap. The... See full review
Arifureta is one of those anime that remind you why we can’t have good things. It’s very badly made, the plot is terrible, the themes are horrible, yet the general audience loved it just because it’s an edgy isekai. It began as the replacement of The Rise of the Shield Hero, (both are isekai with a strong vibe of edge and justiceporn). It proceeded to make an ass out of itself by being awfully directed and animated (hole smokes, the CGI was on par with the modern Berserk). And then it managed to win most of the audience back (because they were isekai trash fans with very low... See full review
Demon Slayer was the hyped series of the season it aired in for one and only one reason: The colors were pretty. Ufotable was flexing in every episode and the result was a beautiful piece of work that envelops a mediocre shonen. If you seek anything other than cool animation, you won’t find something out of the ordinary. Sure, it may feel fresh because the main character is not a Naruto clone that constantly yells and wants to be the best in the world at something. There are no schools or academies or contemporary societies. But all that are surface level and don’t manage to change the... See full review
This anime is hailed as one of the best isekai ever made, when in reality it’s only standing out by not following the usual formula of the fad. So it’s more different than it is better, and it came out at a time when people got really fed up with the checklist of what is going on in typical isekai. They would like anything that strays off from the norm, so when they watch the first episode they instantly get hooked with the premise:
Ah, finally, an isekai that is not about a self insert loser, who is a gamer, who gets killed by a truck, and who goes to a fantasy world that functions... See full review
Cannon Busters is a show that can win almost anyone with its bombastic early episodes. The production values are great, there is variety and creativity in the way setting and missions play out, plus the main characters are essentially paying homage to older anime. Do you want to see Spike (Cowboy Bebop) in a space western setting (Trigun) while accompanied by Pino (Ergo Proxy)? Well, there you have it. Even those who are nagging for more diversity will be pleased to find over half of the characters being black. Purists will also enjoy the lack of sexualization for the main characters, or will be entertained... See full review
Kemono Friends is one of those shows that ride mostly on their meta rather on their actual content. By itself it’s a badly animated CGI monstrosity that nobody would give two dimes about. During its initial run, nobody cared about this anime, until midway when a dedicated fanbase made it stand out by supporting a, what was assumed to be, dead on arrival product. Having a show that is just about cute girls is hardly enough. Moe is everywhere nowadays, and this one is ugly to boot. Why would anyone watch something that is not as pretty as Demon Slayer? Turns out there was much more. Let me list the... See full review
Gridman is one of those shows that tries to do a lot of things at once, and fails in all of them.
The show is a reboot of the homonymous tokusatsu from the 90s. It has lots of similarities to it and tries to be a lot more ambitious at what it’s about. It’s definitely better in terms of themes and presentation, since the creators had the liberty to do a lot more with animation than what the low budget live action could allow them. It’s a shame they didn’t make it fun. And by fun I mean the battles not being exciting. They are fairly basic in choreography, short, and mostly... See full review