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Mashle: Magic and Muscles - The Divine Visionary Candidate Exam Arc

Jun 11, 2024

I regret having watched the second season.  I would not call it funny overall, though it does have a few funny moments throughout the season.  This season is focused on the absurd, which tended to repeat the same simple humor in a repetitive way without a new spin on it over and over again.  The first season was much better than this one with its focus on Mash and his muscle headed ways with a group of unique characters around him with a story that seems like a spoof of Harry Potter.  Since the first season was new, the humor went over fairly well.  With a second season they needed... See full review

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

And you thought there is never a girl online?

Jun 10, 2024

I enjoyed this anime with all its little awkward and sweet moments.  This is about a group of online gaming friends that end up being friends in real life.  The male MC finds out that the in game friends were people he knew in the real world that were also real girls.  This is about a group of semi-misfits who end up getting close to each other in the real world and supporting and looking out for each other with all their individual quirks.  It is a pretty straight forward plot with a focus on the needs of Ako a girl who has blended the gaming world with the real world and... See full review

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

Dark Gathering

Jun 5, 2024

This was an interesting anime with the story being the best aspect of it, while some of the characters are lacking.  The MC Keitaro was the cause of many problems as well as being spineless while a little girl has to keep rescuing him.  Also the voice actor for this role was off... bland... seemed more like someone talking than reacting or acting.  The animations are simplified such as those that are usually targeted at a young audience.  The story is well done and the highlight of this anime with many interesting backstories for both the main characters as well as the... See full review

8/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

The Aristocrat's Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far

May 26, 2024

This anime is all about being far fetched and amusing.  This is not a serious anime and it is completely focused on trying to amuse and make lite of the genre it is representing.  The MC and the characters that surround him are an fun lot of characters as long as you enjoy the humor that is being presented.  There is the usual reincarnation into a different world as a 3 year old and then it is all about making fun of and overdoing all aspects of fantasy... from family to tutors to magic to the royal family to adventuring to the Gods that preside over that world to his being pushed into being... See full review

8/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Arknights: Perish in Frost

May 25, 2024

I enjoyed the two season of this anime though I do believe that having only 8 episodes for a single season is way to short.  There is a lot of action in this anime with a great deal of world building with an interesting lot of human/animal characters.  Amiya is a good person just too idealistic and unreasonable when it comes to the fanatic terrorists that they keep having to fight with.  If you let them live they will just keep coming back to finish what they started.  I believe that those that were infected were isolated and horribly mistreated and have a right to be angry, but you do... See full review

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

Arknights: Prelude to Dawn

May 25, 2024

I enjoyed the two season of this anime though I do believe that having only 8 episodes for a single season is way to short.  There is a lot of action in this anime with a great deal of world building with an interesting lot of human/animal characters.  Amiya is a good person just too idealistic and unreasonable when it comes to the fanatic terrorists that they keep having to fight with.  If you let them live they will just keep coming back to finish what they started.  I believe that those that were infected were isolated and horribly mistreated and have a right to be angry, but you do... See full review

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

Undead Unluck

May 24, 2024

I believe this was a well thought out anime, with a lot of action.  This is not one with indepth plot, but there was a lot of character development which rounded out the story quit nicely.  The two MCs are a fun lot to follow around and thankfully after about 1/3 of the episodes were done, Undead stopped running around naked all the time.  For me that was pointless as was Unluck's need to have her breasts touch skin to skin to cause worse bad luck.  Both pointless unneeded actions that made it so this anime is not suitable for a younger audience.  The story and characters are... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
10/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Astra Lost in Space

May 18, 2024

This was a fairly well done anime.  The first 6 episodes had a lot of over dramatization, but the story itself was well thought out.  The characters themselves were an interesting lot of teenagers and one ten year old and later one adult, but they acted a bit sporatic from episode to episode... event to event.   The backstory and the reason behind the adventure and the little twists in the story in the last 6 episodes made this a positive viewing experience for me.  The story itself is the strength of this anime while the individual characters were ok and sometimes good but at... See full review

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

Bibliophile Princess

May 16, 2024

A very well done anime about a romance between a prince and princess with a bit of political intrigue here and there.  The MC who is referred to as the Bibliophile princess is a very knowledgable book worm who loves to read and learn about all kinds of topics.  The basis of the story is that the Prince asks the MC to be engaged to him by tempting her with access to the royal library so she can read to her hearts content.  She agrees and this leads to many years of the prince getting to get closer to the princess who loves books more than anything else.  The Prince who is in love... See full review

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

Ningen Fushin: Adventurers Who Don’t Believe in Humanity Will Save the World

May 14, 2024

This anime is fine, the world building is limited with the strong point being the characters.  This anime tends to be all over the place.  You have idols, swords made from an advanced civilization that can change forms and talk, you have adventurers that have been used or taken advantage or even set up, and more.  The adventurers tend not to actually do that much adventuring, it is more about them dealing with personal issues.  There is some action but it is limited and not that creative.  The characers all have backstory that is delved into and why they are a good match up for... See full review

5/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
6/10 overall

Ninja Kamui

May 1, 2024

This is a fast paced action anime that is well developed and plot driven.  It is not simply a lot of fight scenes, it has a lot of substance to it with a great backstory.  The details of the clan as well as those who are involved with them and its interactions with other organizations is very well laid out.  It shows a realistic modern day aspect of powerful individuals in government organizations like the FBI and corporate entities that believe single individuals know what is best for everyone.  Thrown into the mix are two fugitive clan members who fell in love and started a family that... See full review

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

Muv-Luv Alternative

Apr 29, 2024

This was not your typical sci-fi alien invaders vs humankind story.  This was more of an internal conflict or thought process of the Japanese people.  The MC is ok I guess, but he over dramatized everything with pointless speeches at the wrong times.  The stuggle the Japanese people go through with the invasion while trying not to be heavily influenced/manipulated by the US and the UN is a valid point in this series.  There is some fighting in this with the aliens, but it is primarily about the MC trying to figure out how to alter the future with the help of the genius Yuuko. ... See full review

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

The Demon Prince of Momochi House

Apr 27, 2024

I believe the best word to describe this anime is "dull".  The story does not really make much sense, the animations are subpar, the characters are bland, and the voice acting is that of just people talking normally.  To excuse the poor writing they just use the excuse of memory loss to justify the lack of plot.  The reactions of the characters are very unrealistic, especially the female lead.  There is no flow to this anime as it limps along as if someone just on whim wrote this or that for the story by happenstance.  It is not bad, but close to it.  There are... See full review

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

Bucchigiri?!

Apr 25, 2024

I could not get through this, the MC is a spineless self absorbed waste of space.  It is hard to watch anything when the MC is garbage.  I watched multiple episodes (6) hoping that something worthwhile might happen, but just pointless fighting between lowlifes.  There is no plot/story, there is no character development, there is no world building, it is just weirded out gang bangers fighting each other.  If you like pointless out there violence then this might be for you.  Enjoy! 

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3/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
3/10 characters
3/10 overall

The Apothecary Diaries

Apr 25, 2024

This anime surprised me the most of all of the ones I watched this season.  I did not even have it in my to watch list.  I started to watch it, and I just kept watching it over two days until it was done.  That is very ususual for me, though I did the same with the anime called Solo Leveling (because of the action) this season.  I was just so taken in by the MC Maomao and her personality along with the setting and all the supporting characters.  It reminded me of when I saw the original Shogun mini series a long time ago (not the "woke" historically inaccurate current one)... See full review

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

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd STAGE

Apr 24, 2024

I enjoyed this season a little more than the first.  The characters continue to develop in this season and it adds to the flavor and color of this anime.  I really liked the first season, but I believe they did a wonderful job of moving the storyline forward into this second season.  This season was understanding ones personal taste in romance from the MC Fumiya's task given by Aoi.  To go about this task to be apart of real life, Fumiya has to pick two people he wants to possibly move forward with into a romantic relationship.  Being the self doubting person he was for most his... See full review

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

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki

Apr 23, 2024

This is a fun anime to watch.  I would not say there is romance in this anime, at least not during this season of it.  This anime is focused on character development above all else.  The MC Fumiya starts out as a lost cause person who is stuck in a world of personal misery that they made for themselves by withdrawing from life.  The counter MC Aoi is a stand out person who is a top athlete and top student and a favorite personality at her school.  These two MCs are really opposites and when they meet in real life outside school they make a pact to change Fumiya into a top tier... See full review

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

Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside 2nd Season

Apr 22, 2024

Another well done season for this anime series.  Once again we follow the MC Gideon and his fiancee Rizlet in their attempts to lead a quiet life in the countryside.  As usual the plan does not go as well as expected due to the fact that Gideon has to deal with a new hero who is obsessed with his blessing which is dictating his actions.  This season does give you more information on the blessings everyone gets, and how they affect people.  You also get to see Ruti the true hero be able to become more accustomed to her personal blessing that allows her to override her hero's... See full review

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

Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside

Apr 21, 2024

This anime is so very well done.  The MC Gideon is a kind hearted man who is devoted to those he befriends and his little sister.  Though he was not truly banished from the hero's party, it was just one of the members that was jealous of him, complicated with his own doubts about his own abilities.  After he left the hero's party as the guide, he lived a quiet life in a little town where he made friends and bumped into Rizlet a former comrade.  I believe the best part of this anime is the romance between Gideon and Rizlet.  It flows in a natural manner with a lot of affection... See full review

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

The Witch and the Beast

Apr 20, 2024

I liked this anime because it was a bit different for me, so that made it more enjoyable.  This anime is a bit on the dark and gloomy side, but it works well for the story.  The two main characters are a team that are unique in their interactions with each other.  One seems to be hostile all the time while the other is polite.  The primary drive for this anime is that of witches killing and cursing those they interact with for the most part.  You follow the two MC's on their journey to find the witch that cursed Guideau while they do jobs for the organization they are... See full review

8/10 story
9/10 animation
10/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Shangri-La Frontier

Apr 19, 2024

This anime is what I call filler anime.  If you have nothing you really want to watch or rewatch, then this is a pretty good filler anime.  The MC and those around him for the most part appear to be pretty narrow-minded and only focused on their own personal desires/goals.  I would say there is no character development in this anime, it is focused on the games the characters play and not on personal growth.  I would surmise that people would probably be more attached to the NPC's in the game more so than the actual player characters themselves.  There is a lot of action in this... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall

Classroom of the Elite 2nd Season

Apr 17, 2024

This is an interesting anime that mixes school life with adversity, competition, deceit, subterfuge, manipulation, intimidation, cruelty, deception, backstabbing, and so much more.  From the beginning of season 1 to the end of season 3 it is a nonstop story which pits people and groups and classes against each other.  The MC is a unique individual who was brought up in a staged setting called the white room from his childhood years to his teenager years to be a genius.  The environment of the white room is one of experimentation on children, akin to experiments on lab... See full review

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

Classroom of the Elite

Apr 17, 2024

This is an interesting anime that mixes school life with adversity, competition, deceit, subterfuge, manipulation, intimidation, cruelty, deception, backstabbing, and so much more.  From the beginning of season 1 to the end of season 3 it is a nonstop story which pits people and groups and classes against each other.  The MC is a unique individual who was brought up in a staged setting called the white room from his childhood years to his teenager years to be a genius.  The environment of the white room is one of experimentation on children, akin to experiments on lab... See full review

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

Classroom of the Elite 3rd Season

Apr 17, 2024

This is an interesting anime that mixes school life with adversity, competition, deceit, subterfuge, manipulation, intimidation, cruelty, deception, backstabbing, and so much more.  From the beginning of season 1 to the end of season 3 it is a nonstop story which pits people and groups and classes against each other.  The MC is a unique individual who was brought up in a staged setting called the white room from his childhood years to his teenager years to be a genius.  The environment of the white room is one of experimentation on children, akin to experiments on lab... See full review

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

Sasaki and Peeps

Apr 16, 2024

I liked the concept of this anime, I just believe they tried to do too much at the same time.  The characters are pretty good, and the travelling between two different dimensions makes the story better, but they have way too much happening at once.  You have the reincarnation of the powerful magic user as a bird who makes a pact with the MC, you have the original job of the MC, you have the moving between dimensions to a different world, you have the agency, you have the magic girls, you have the evil organization, you have the goal of the MC of living a comfortable life by making money, you have... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
9/10 characters
7/10 overall

Hokkaido Gals Are Super Adorable!

Apr 16, 2024

This is a pretty pleasant anime except for the main MC.  Tsubasa the main MC is a pathological liar and also spineless which makes me greatly dislike the character.  In almost every episode he lies which shows that he is a self serving dishonest person.  I just hoped that all the girls would realize he is the perpetual liar and have nothing to do with him.  I guess this anime pushes the idea it is alright to lie and you should get rewarded for it.  All the characters seem to be good people and look out for each other, except Tsubasa who uses people.  His attraction to woman is... See full review

7/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
5/10 characters
6/10 overall

Solo Leveling

Apr 14, 2024

This is one of the most fast paced anime I have watched.  The story starts out with a bang and just keeps going to the very end.  The focus of this anime is the MC who is considered the weakest of the weak, but after a death defying experience he reawakens to the abilities to become the best if he works on his abilities and levels up.  The story is pretty straight forward and good, but what makes this anime stand out is all the action scenes, one after another, and not the cookie cutter type.  There is a lot of variety of what he does to level himself up, not just rinse and repeat. ... See full review

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

The Wrong Way to use Healing Magic

Apr 14, 2024

This was a fun anime to watch, it was pretty fast paced as well as having an interesting story with fun characters.  The MC and his friends and those around him are a fun lot to watch as they adjust to being summoned to a new world.  The story is serious but there are many light hearted moments in any episode of this season.  This anime mixes a fantasy world with personal growth of the characters while dedicating a lot of time to humor which is a pleasant change.  I actually watched this anime over two days which for me shows how interested I was in the anime and how much I enjoyed... See full review

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

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End

Apr 13, 2024

This is a well done anime that follows the MC Frieren as she goes on a journey to understand humankind better while remembering her time with the hero's party on their 10 year adventure that leads to the defeat of the Demon King.  This anime spends a lot of time using flashbacks from Frieren's memories to link the past to the present in this anime.  The story is built very well so that you can understand all the characters perspectives at the same time spending a lot of time letting the viewer enjoy the interactions as they get to know each other and bond with each other over their journey. ... See full review

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

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These

Apr 12, 2024

This is one of the best military space anime out there.  It takes the time and effort to build up the two opposing MCs and their respective pasts while at the same time doing world building by giving viewers an understanding of the two opposing powers at war.  The Free alliance is a good example of today with politicians in the west using the Ukraine to distract the public from high inflation, massive debt, and those using the war to get rich or stay in power while sacrificing a country and its people in a war that could never have been won.  Already hundreds of thousands dead in a... See full review

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