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No-Rin

Sep 14, 2022

Well, I haven't done a full in-depth review for some time now, and I think No-Rin is a good opportunity to get one done at last. No-Rin came out in early-2014, almost 9 years ago. Can you believe 2014 was that long ago? Time is going by fast. Anyways, No-Rin is a comedy, slice of life show, and well, its jokes can be hit or miss. At the same time, I thought some parts of it were solid enough, and I enjoyed the final 2 episodes. They were incredibly silly, but I just couldn't help but smile a bit at the sheer ridiculousness of them. 

Story: Kousaku Hata lives in rural farm area, and is a... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 animation
?/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Shadows House 2nd Season

Sep 7, 2022

I don't like to write reviews or even short summaries for season 2 and beyond of a series, but I'll type this up really quick and make an exception. Season 2 is just incredibly amazing. It's better in my opinion the season 1 and season 1 was amazing as well. This season has just gotten more and more captivating with every episode, and I love Maryrose's role as sort of an anti-hero. Season 3 can't get here soon enough. After episode 9 had dropped I just had to type this. That was the most fun I've had watching any episode in a long time. Yes I'd recommend both seasons of this.

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10/10 story
10/10 animation
?/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki

Aug 8, 2022

A decent Slice of Life all things told. I came into the series expecting a bit more action, but this is a laid back show that's a bit on the slower side. Let's talk about it some.

So our setting is the Akane Village, an all-girls village comprised of female ninja. In this village, there are usually clans of 3. Our main character is Tsubaki, the leader of Team Dog (all the teams have animal names). Tsubaki is one of the older students in the village and is interested in learning about men. In the village, men are sort of a forbidden topic. You're not allowed to interact with them, but at the same time... See full review

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

I'm Standing on a Million Lives

Jul 26, 2022

So much product placement. Ok sorry about that, let's make this review quick. It'll be terrible

The main cast is not good. Yotsuya is a bizarre protagonist. He loses his mind after killing a guy and seems to struggle with himself and his decisions. Kusue is forgettable. Apparently she has some sort of disease but that's the only notable thing about her. I have no idea what Yuka's role is. Iu is easily the best of the heroines. Apparently Yotsuya thinks highly of her in the real world (and maybe has a crush on her? I don't know). The game master is interesting, and seems to have a lot more... See full review

6/10 story
3/10 animation
?/10 sound
4/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman

Jul 11, 2022

What a stupid show. I only just completed episode 1, and since there are 12 episodes there's the slimmest of chances that this show may improve, but I highly doubt it. When 10 minutes into your opening episode there's already the brother-sister weird stuff, blatant and I mean blatant fanservice, and one of your main heroines is insuffferable in every way, your show is a failure not even worthy of a full review. And you know what? The anime doesn't even have the ecchi tag listed so I thought none of this  would feature and it would actually be decent. That's why after episode 1 I'm already typing this... See full review

2/10 story
2/10 animation
?/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

Jul 9, 2022

I forgot to do a review for this one, so this will be quick, and well, I'm not sure what to say. After scoring The Strongest Sage a 6.3/10, I understand it'll be controversial to give this anime a lower score when most would consider it way better than the former, but I have to be honest: I enjoyed The Strongest Sage more than this. 

I thought the underdog story was cool. Our MC (Leon) is reincarnated as a background character in the otome game he played before dying. As for the execution, it's whatever. Leon's development to his eventual strength is basically fastforwarded and by episode 4 it's... See full review

4/10 story
7/10 animation
?/10 sound
3/10 characters
4.7/10 overall

The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest

Jul 9, 2022

*This review contains some spoilers. I highlighted the important parts of the review in bold so you could get through it quicker* This show didn't break any new ground. Considering it's an isekai that's shounen I didn't really expect it to. With that said, a show doesn't have to break new ground for it to be decent or good. This anime wasn't anything special, but I enjoyed it for the most part. 

Story: Matthias Hildesheimer, a boy about 12 years old, is reincarnation of the legendary sage from 10,000+ years ago known as Gaius. Gaius was incredibly strong but decided to reincarnate himself to... See full review

6/10 story
6/10 animation
?/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
6.3/10 overall

Mob Psycho 100

Jun 17, 2022

We'll make this one brief. This was so much fun. You know, I learned some valuable lessons from this anime, not necessarily because of the material itself. The first is never judge an anime based on its first episode. First impressions are important, but they're not everything. Second, if you're having fun with a series, just admit it. There's no need to over-criticize everything and nit-pick.

This anime was amazing. Buy episode 3 I was hooked. You have an awesome storyline, some awesome fights, some good-timed humor, and everything about this series was executed perfectly. Mob, or Kageyama... See full review

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

Jinsei

Jun 14, 2022

*This review contains spoilers* I highlighted some of the more important points in bold so you could get through the review quicker. Well, it's finally time for another review. Be prepared, this is going to be a long one. You know, this show, and how I felt watching it can't be explained in just a few paragraphs. This show, from an objective standpoint, it's not good. There's unnecessary fanservice, the dialogue, though it does improve later, is not very good, and the anime itself can't decide whether it wants to be episodic or have all the episodes tie together. 

But, you know how... See full review

6/10 story
4.5/10 animation
?/10 sound
9/10 characters
7/10 overall

Myriad Colors Phantom World

Jun 2, 2022

I'm not sure what to say here. This is a tough review for me to do. On one had, the premise was interesting, and so were some of the episodes, particularly episode 4. It was just a clever, kind of heartwarming and sad episode altogether. But I was a bit confused towards the end of the series and tuned out a bit for episodes 10 through 12. I can't tell you what happened in those as I was barely paying attention. Episode 10 was boring.

Let's start of with the basics. The animation for this show is colorful. It definitely has good visuals. I also like the scientific intros that provide some definitions... See full review

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

Unlimited Fafnir

May 14, 2022

*Some spoilers* Also, I highlighted some parts of the review bold if you'd like to get through it quicker. I'm not crazy about long reviews myself so I get it, and I apologize as this one will be quite long. Well, this series was about everything I expected it to be. The reason why I started this series in the first place is that other users voted it as similar to Bladedance of Elementers and Absolute Duo, 2 anime that I've seen already. Bladedance was good in my opinion and Absolute Duo was decent enough. For it to be similar to those 2 anime isn't a bad thing then. It does make you feel like you've... See full review

5/10 story
5/10 animation
?/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Angel Beats!

May 6, 2022

I liked Angel Beats. It really is an anime that causes you to think about things quite a bit. I'm not going to do a super detailed review just because there already a billion out there and mine will say nothing new, but I will quickly summarize what I liked and didn't like. Kanade, you can't help but sympathize with her. She's ostracized initially because of the belief that she's an angel, and our main character Otonashi proves that this is false. And she can't get close to anyone or else they'll disappear, or at least that's what she believes.

Hitana is great as well. He's that best friend you wish... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

11eyes

Apr 6, 2022

*This Review Contains Spoilers* Good lord, what did I just watch? It started off fine enough but then my goodness it just got worse and worse. I'm not sure I've seen a more confusing story so far, and I doubt I'll see an anime that makes this little sense for a long long time. 

Story: Oh my goodness, where to begin? Why is this story such a jumbled mess? Why are the main antogonists the Black Knights for the first 7 episodes later revealed to be allies fighting for the same goal as our protanogists? It just makes all those episodes and the fights feel pointless. Why didn't the Black Knights just... See full review

1/10 story
6/10 animation
?/10 sound
2/10 characters
3/10 overall

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

Apr 2, 2022

This review contains spoilers: I completed this anime about 2 months ago but forgot to write a review on it. I really enjoyed this series and the lighthearted, easygoing nature of it. Anyways onto the review:

Synopsis: Red (formerly known as Gideon) is well, banished from the party of the Hero. The hero happens to be his sister, and Gideon is seen as the weak link of the group, even though his sister had no say (the hero is not permitted to have any emotions). After his removal, he moves to the small town of Zoltan, where he opens a medicinal herbs shop and meets the friendly adventuruer named... See full review

8/10 story
6/10 animation
?/10 sound
10/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man

Apr 2, 2022

I have seen this show get dragged across the mud for various reasons. I've seen some go as far to say it's the worst anime of Spring 2022. For the reason, I was curious and across 3 days started and completed the series. My conclusion? I don't think it's as bad as some. Don't get me wrong, this series has some major flaws, but it wasn't the trainwreck I anticipated.

Quick Synopsis: Danblf, known as the all powerful "one man army" has lost his sage-like appearance and is now a small girl known as Mira who isn't taken all that seriously. He (or she) now has to not only regain a lost... See full review

7/10 story
3/10 animation
?/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Unbreakable Machine-Doll

Mar 9, 2022

*Spoilers* Well, it's time for another review. And this one... well I'll make it a bit shorter than some of the others. Anyways, I don't want to get caught rambling, so let's progress to the actual review.

This show has a number of problems. The main problem is the main heroine is absolutely atrocious. I'm not going to waste my time with that aspect because it's been explained in a number of reviews already. I'll focus more on the other noticable problem. That problem is rushed pacing. This show is horrendously rushed.

So, you can pretty much divide this show into 3 arcs, each of which is 4... See full review

2/10 story
5/10 animation
?/10 sound
4/10 characters
4/10 overall

Kemono Michi: Rise Up

Feb 3, 2022

A disclaimer: I have not done a review in a long time, close to a year in fact. For that reason, any prior formatting or criteria scaling I used is not going to be used here. For now, I'm just going to go through the anime a bit and share my persepctive in no particular order. There are also some spoilers

This series is about what'd you'd expect for a Shounen. It's a bit cliche, has recurring gags throughout, some of which work and others of which, well, there was no point to them. From an entertainment perspective you could do worse. I'd rather watch a series that tries to be entertaining and funny... See full review

7/10 story
7/10 animation
?/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

May 18, 2021

I'm going to break my usual review format because I havem't done one in a while, and I want to be more direct. I liked this anime and binge-watched it over about 2 days. I would recommend it.

Okay, okay, I'll go a bit more in depth. The storyline is interesting, particularly thanks to the contrast of our 2 main characters. Ryuu and Urara have good chemistry, though some of the other secondary characters are inconsistent in their role towards the story. 

Speaking of inconsistent, I like how a new witch is introduced every episode. It gives something to anticipate for the future episodes... See full review

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

Dog Days

Jan 15, 2021

It has been a few months since I did a review, and, admittedly, I haven't completed nor gotten to far into many series. However, one series I have completed mostly is Dog Days. Dog Days is, well, it's very random. That can be both a good and bad thing. One of the detriments is that the show can get boring at some points and it will seem as if the episodes last forever. We'll talk about that in the more detailed review below.

Story: Two kingdoms are at war, one, the Biscotti kingdom representing dogs, and the Gallette kingdom representing cats (the food etymology is clever I have to admit). Though... See full review

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

Assassins Pride

Aug 16, 2020

If I coul pick one word to summarize this show, it's "awkward". Everything about this show is awkward, the dialogue, our main characters, and I'm sure a lot of viewers found this show awkward as well. I'm not going to use my typical review format for this show, nor am I going to give it a detailed review. It's not worth it, and if you don't care to read further, just know this is not a good show. It fails on so many levels. For a show that received a lot of hype before it aired, it really falls flat on its face. I think one of the main problems is the age difference between our characters. I... See full review

2/10 story
3/10 animation
?/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall

The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Aug 12, 2020

*This review contains spoilers* The Misfit of Demon King Academy won't break any new ground, but it doesn't need to. For about 24 minutes each episode is interesting, intriguing and does a solid job leading into the next one. Story: Anos Voldigord is our main character. He was the demon king 2,000 years ago before his passing, and all those millenium later he has been reincarnated, out to reclaim his throne. However, he is now a hybrid demon, and thus is looked down upon by the pure-blooded demons in charge of the academy he attends. He eventually meets our 2 main heroines, Misha Necron, who is shy and... See full review

9/10 story
7.5/10 animation
?/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Strike the Blood

May 27, 2020

*This review contains spoilers* This anime, well it has some very obvious flaws. For one thing, most of the girls in the series are basic tsunderes that follow the same tropes. The protagonist is nothing special personality wise and is a vampire. That last note leads onto my third point, since he's a vampire, you can guess what that means. That gets played for fanservice to the extreme. There are a few other critiques I have of this series that I'll explain below. I get that from how I'm describing this anime to this point, it'll get a terribly low score of 1 or 2. But I'll give this show some credit, it... See full review

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

Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle

May 26, 2020

*This review contains spoilers* I really prepared myself for this anime. I watched the gacha story and read up on the app it was based off of. This series has virtually nothing going for it in terms of momentum here in the Western Hemisphere. For that reason, I was sort of rooting for it to succeed and be that anime that surprises a lot of people with how good it turns out. Unfortunately, after 8 episodes, I can safely say that won't happen.

Story: If you know the story of Romeo and Juliet, there you go. It's essentially that, only this time the Kingdom of Darkness and Kingdom of Light are rivals... See full review

2/10 story
3/10 animation
6/10 sound
1/10 characters
3/10 overall

Re:ZERO: Starting Life in Another World

Apr 24, 2020

You know, it can be tough for a series with high expectations to live up to the hype. It often seems like when a series gets to a certain popular, it's natural for us to look for what's wrong with it and point out its flaws. Well, with this series, I've got to give the writers credit. This was fun, and I very much look forward to season 2 when it comes out. 

Story: Subaru Natsuki arrives in a new world. He has an ability called "Return by Death" that allows him to arrive back at a checkpoint after he dies, however, we soon find out he can't mention this ability to anyone else, or he'll... See full review

10/10 story
8.5/10 animation
?/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.2/10 overall

Highschool of the Dead

Apr 11, 2020

I haven't watch a ton of anime like some veterans have, but of all the series I've watched, dropped or undropped, this is the worst one I've seen. I had trouble getting throught the first episode because I was so bored of it. One thing that especially hurts the show is its unlikable characters. Everyone comes across as stuck-up, unlikable, and unfunny. And if your show doesn't have characters who are interesting, it make the show that much more difficult to watch.

I can't even tell you what genre this is. I thought it'd be be more of an action type, but it comes across as Ecchi, and don't get me... See full review

1/10 story
2/10 animation
?/10 sound
1/10 characters
1/10 overall

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Apr 11, 2020

I'll break the usual review format a bit and try and give a solid-somewhat in-depth review. I heard the reputation for this show and decided to check it out. I can see why it's popular, as it's a fun story and the pacing through the first season was good. The second season was a bit weaker but still I'd give it passing remarks.

One of the most important aspects of isekai in my opinion is world-building. Can you introduce your setting and characters is a well-paced and interesting way? This series introduces new characters all the time. First the goblins, then the direwolves, the the ogres, and so on... See full review

7/10 story
7.5/10 animation
?/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Golden Time

Mar 13, 2020

I'm 7 episodes in, and well, I have a ton of questions. I understand I have more than half the series left to go, so this review may change in the future. Story: Banri Tada lost his memories in an accident and is trying to regain them. Kouko Koga at first is very clingy to her longtime boyfriend Mitsuo, but after they break up she falls in love with Banri. However, Banri before his accident was close to a girl named Linda. So far, that's the general theme of the story. It's admittedly confusing and a bit all over the place. The pacing is very fast, and I'm not all too crazy about it.

Animation: Ok... See full review

3.5/10 story
8/10 animation
?/10 sound
2/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Blade Dance of the Elementalers

Feb 10, 2020

There is a lot of fanservice, especially in the early episodes, but I didn't hate this as much as I thought I would in the beginning. Some of the episodes were well done and the storyline got more intriguing as time passed.

Story: The story is a bit confusing, as Kamito Kazehaya enters an all girls academy. He formerly participated in the Blade Dance 3 years ago as Ren Ashbell, a girl who many elementalists (including the 4 main female protagonists) look up to. Part of the intrigue is the girls finding out Ren's true identity, and also Kamito's search for Restia, his old spirit. There are a few other... See full review

7/10 story
5/10 animation
?/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Amagi Brilliant Park

Jan 31, 2020

I'm 9 episodes in, so I think this is a decent point to write a review. Overall, this show is very interesting. There are a few flaws here and there, but those are minimal.

Story. The main character is Seiya Kanae, a narcissist and know-it-all who surpsingly has no friends. One day, a random girl named Isuzu Sento runs up to him and asks him on a date. Her true motives are that she and the princess, Latifa Fleuranza, believe he is the chosen one to save the park. Each episode chronicles a new obstacle in terms of rebuilding the park's reputation. Despite this simple storyline, the episodes are pretty... See full review

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

Fairy Tail: Final Season

Dec 30, 2019

Fairy Tail's final season left me disappointed. I especially enjoyed Fairy Tail Zero, and the Tataros arc while full of plot armor was still decently enjoyable. This season had its moments, but ultimately I didn't enjoy it as those 2. It also left me confused, as there are many plot points that don't add up, or are just thrown out there to either make the season more interesting, or keep the viewers interested without basis.

Story: The beginning of the final season is essentially the Avatar Arc, and at first they look like the main villains of the season, but they turn out to be incredibly weak and... See full review

2/10 story
7/10 animation
5/10 sound
1/10 characters
3/10 overall