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SPY x FAMILY

Jun 26, 2022

I had high hopes after the first episode and was disappointed.  Best feature is the animation.  My main gripe is character development other than Loid there is none.  Anya is a convience device whenever they need a new development she properly uses her mental ability.  What really annoyed me was that they use Yor as a comedic device.  Her assain skills are never shown again for her work and her work never interfers with their family life.  Even Loid is made out to be basically an over worked office grunt by the end of the series.  If you like the comedic approach have some... See full review

6/10 story
8.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Healer Girl

Jun 20, 2022

My favorite of the Spring 2022 season.  First let me say I'm a musical fan and I loved the varitions of the music each episode.  This is a slice of life musical.  Its main cast are three girls with beautiful voices.  The story is good it probably had more value to me than it will to others because I have researched in the past if it is possible unconclusivily. The characters aren't really developed and the animation is good but could of been better.  There is very little drama and all the results are positive.  So if you are feeling blue and want a lift this would be the anime... See full review

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

My Dress-Up Darling

Mar 26, 2022

First a warning the first 2 episodes are definately ecchi.  I actually tuned out a bit before I went back but the Animation and characters had me give it a second try and I was definately worth it.  It is actually a very good wholesome romance story.  It has great visuals and a solid love story.  No side drama or breakup and make up again.  It is all about her falling in love with him and him with her and her changing his life for the better.  Hope there is a second season.  It is now my favorite romance anime.

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

Den-noh Coil

Feb 4, 2022

Its very rare that a TV show, Movie or Anime keeps me guessing as to what is happening who the bad guys are and how it will end.  Den-noh coil did that for me.  It has action, horror and slice of life paced through out the show.  If you are looking for something different and can watch a paced show this is definitely one I can recomend.  My biggest complaint was the animation and some of the sounds were irritating but they were supposed to be.  The ending was satisfying but could of been better.

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

To Your Eternity

Jul 6, 2021

I really don't get the fan rave about this anime.  There is no story.  Basically 2 to 3 episodes are mini-stories loosely throwing in the main character.  It is so slow developing the main character.  They are dark stories no happiness to them.  There is some character development but then they kill off the character.  Any character not developed may stay some extra episodes.  The first primise was god wanted to see what happens(interesting) somewhere along the line they forgot that and threw in a bad guy trying to destroy the world.  No explaination just here's a bad... See full review

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

High-Rise Invasion

Feb 26, 2021

Honestly this anime is all over the place.  They needed to stick with one idea and one main character plot and develop them.  The animation is great and there are a few good scenes but there is just as much cringe worthy stuff.  The Female MC and her girl friend fighting to save her brother would have been enough in this strange world.  But we have a Mask hero MC, her brother a Hero MC and they split time between each. We have an overpowered super shy backup character and tons of filler characters that you ask yourself why am I supposed to care about them.  That's the problem why am... See full review

3/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall

Redo of Healer

Feb 25, 2021

This is not an anime for Everybody.  First and formost it is for Mature audiences.  If you don't like abuse themed shows or gore don't watch.  There is at least one sex scence in each episode.  That being said, it has a story that makes sense, it develops its character and the world.  The animation is very good and the sound track good.  The story is about the hero being majorly abused but through his powers restarting from the begining with knowledge of his abuse seeking revenge on all those that abused him.  The people he is getting revenge on have no idea what they did... See full review

8/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
7.5/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Psychic Princess

Feb 25, 2021

If you looking for something good but different, I recomend this anime.  Its in Chinese first of all so it sounds different.  The main heroine character is all over the place, strong, weak, serious, funny, bold and shy.  The animation is great.  The music is different but good.  The whole series introduces interesting plots but (now the negatives) then never resolves any of them.  I'm hoping for a second season so that I can at least find out some of the answers.  Other than the heroine all the other characters are not well developed.  That's not to say the... See full review

7/10 story
9/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
6/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Fumiko no Kokuhaku

Feb 2, 2021

It reminds me and made me laugh like when I watched the Road Runner and Coyote on the WB cartoons as a kid.  Its worth the 3 minutes if you want to smile.

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

My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy

Jan 24, 2021

My mental choices overwhemls you with the animation style but everything else is cliche or dull.  A comedy that never made me laugh.  The ending was horrible forced to make choices and in the end doesn't make a real choice. The characters are standard character's.  You think the choices are leading somewhere but nope.  You think the Gods have a plan but nope.  You think the real girls would break character and declare their love but nope.  It ends as it began a boy making stupid choices and his group of weird friends but now he as an extra weird friend.

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

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Jan 22, 2021

I can see how this anime was inspiring during the time of its original making.  I doubt there was anything like it but it has lost its luster over time.  It definately is worth a watch the story is unique and interesting but with a lot of filler and reused images.  The animation is bad for today's standards the music is retro.  With an open mind you can see how far ahead it was for its decade.  I enjoyed many aspects of it but it could of been shorter with less filler.

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7/10 story
5/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.8/10 overall

Asteroid in Love

Jan 4, 2021

This is a nice feel good slice of life.  It moves fast paced and really doesn't develop the characters.  It hints at a lot of things but then brushes them off for the next episode.  It has a pure filler look back episode.  The reason for this review, is that it could of been so much better.  First thing add some boys.  Both Astrology and Geology are majorly male.  This is not to say that the leads shouldn't be the female characters of Ao and Mira but natural conflict can arise out of a female/male club.  The school is coed.  Second think take time and dwell on... See full review

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

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Dec 31, 2020

This is an Isekai anime for those that enjoy Isekai anime but are tired of the basic premise.  If you don't like Isekai or are new to the trope you may not get as much out of it.  It is a comedy almost as good as kono suba but different(not sexual) yet it still made me laugh out loud a few times.  Its jokes come from him being over Cautious.  Its good points are they actually spend time in the god's world and you get to meet more of the gods.  The story actually resovles itself intelligently.  It makes sense after the final episode.  The bad points is that... See full review

8/10 story
8/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Adachi and Shimamura

Dec 24, 2020

Adachi and Shimamura tries to be to much and doesn't develop the main character's enough.  They should of gotten rid of the alien, it wasn't needed.  We could of had more interactions and how there friends and family were effected.  Adachi and Shimamura make great character's but there slow development hampers the story.  When there not together the story slow's to a crawl and then at times when they are together the character arc just gets lost.  If you want to watch a girl relationship story that gets nowhere and inspires no one then this is the anime for you.  You have to... See full review

6.5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
7/10 overall

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

Dec 17, 2020

Its your classic Harem in another world anime with 2 exceptions, The main character's attitude and the main girl's attitude. The main character's goal is just to get back home with the female lead character.  Anyone even classmates that stand in his way are fair game.  He loves the female lead and lets all the girls know.  The Female lead is confident and his lover, the other's are fighting to replace her and she thinks of it as a contest she won't lose. The female lead allows the girls to join the group based on power and love of him, exception for the daughter.  There are a lot of... See full review

7.5/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
7.3/10 overall

ReLIFE: Kanketsu-hen

Dec 14, 2020

Although a ridiculous premius, would never happen anywhere.  The romance, character development and ending make it a great story.  See the season before seeing the ending OVA's but every character is given there chance to shine.  You have to overlook the fact that everything ends perfectly and there is no way it could ever happen but that's what fiction is.  The main story of one guys journey to overcome depression but its about highschool hardships, and there are others that need to overcome their own issues.  The main character's growth help all those around him.   If... See full review

9/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Ultimate Otaku Teacher

Dec 3, 2020

This is an anime that I think has been overlooked.  It has the low rating because people are hung up on the message and the description doesn't attract the right viewers.  It is different from most school animes as its message is Schools are teaching wrong.  Theres a series of episodes that cross dressing is fine.  Theres a series of episodes saying that being a gang can be a better teacher than schools.  The stories are smart and if you can guess how he is going to solve them your better than me.  His sister threating him with the bat gets old but they stop it after... See full review

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

Yurikuma Arashi

Nov 29, 2020

If your looking for something really different in a romance this is the story for you.  I kept me guessing throughout the show.  Other than the weirdness of the story everything is average but if you like weird it excels.  Its base line is about Bears fighting humans, everyone is female and the bears like to eat the humans.  There is one female girl that is trying to understand love and bears and other girls are trying to get her to love them or give up on love.  It has a lot of plot twists. Overall the ending was satisfying but not great.  I just have to mention it again... See full review

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

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear

Nov 25, 2020

If you have a young daughter or sister that you want to share an anime with, this is the best one you could ever watch.  Its light hearted, fun and non-violent. If you are looking for an anime to smile away the boredom of a day, this is the anime for you.  The best character is Yuna the bear girl all other characters not developed.  The one episode that Yuna is not the primary character is the worst episode.  There is really no action (she easily beats everything), no romance, no real comedy its just a feel good everything going to be alright with Bear everything.

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

Okami-san & Her Seven Companions

Oct 27, 2020

My biggest problem with this anime is that it takes a serious subject and treats it way to lightly.  The story was horrible for trying to make light of a major problem.  The characters are ok and so is the animation.  After the 6th episode its started to get repeative for me.  The main character never gets a chance to work out her real problem  If you can shrug off the implications around her story you might enjoy it.  She already has a sad story and yet they keep having guys beat on her.  It really wasn't the type of story that should of been made into a comedy.

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5/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Astra Lost in Space

Oct 23, 2020

A you tuber recomended this as a Anime you never watched and one you should watch.  I agree.  It simple straight forward story with good pace.  There is character development a plenty.  There is mystery.  Its is upbeat but with suspense until the last few episodes.  It ties up all the ends in the last episode.  I would like to go back and watch it again to see if I missed clues and they actually put together a better story than I thought.  The weakest part is the erasing of history but everything else was believable.  Also the speed of space travel and the lack... See full review

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

Charlotte

Oct 21, 2020

This show has so much potential if done right.  It a shame they discounted the story.  There is nothing special about this verison with very basic characters, story and heart.  I would love to see a remake done over several seasons there is so much potential missed in this story.  If you want to watch an average story and then think of all the things that could of be done different this is the story for you.

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

Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!

Oct 13, 2020

This story has no plot, no character development and is pretty generic overall.  That being said at times it made me laugh and the story kept moving.  The character's are watchable and its not overly sexualized.  If you looking for a light, fast moving at times funny show to pass the time, I recommend it.

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6/10 story
7.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
6.7/10 overall

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Oct 12, 2020

Came into this with no history only because I thought the premise was interesting.  It did not go as I thought it would based on the title but was interesting, up beat and funny.  Caterina is the main character and developed greatly but the others just have one character type.  It would of been nice if Caterina could of developed a deeper relationship with one or two of them.  I really would of liked more development into the character's of Sophia as she has the most potential.  I really enjoyed the past life scenes which developed her character and explained her actions in a fun... See full review

8/10 story
6.5/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall

Yona of the Dawn

Sep 29, 2020

Another anime I don't get why it is rated so high.  Every thing animation and sound is just slightly above average.  The early episodes jump back and forth between the present and the past a lot.  I would prefer telling the past cohesively and then proceeding to the present.  The bad guy clear at the begining is not so clear at the end.  Her father was a good man just bad at managing or was he bad.  Does she love anyone.  The only character with growth is Yona all the other characters love her for unclear reason's.  Its not an Action, there is no romance, its not... See full review

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

Saga of Tanya the Evil

Sep 27, 2020

Saga of Tanya is a very good anime on several counts but it is lacking character interaction and development.  If you watch the first 3 episodes you will be blown away with the difference quality and potential.  The only thing kept up is the quality.  Tanya really has no relationship with any other character.  Tanya incurs no negative outcomes that forces her to reflect on anything.  On any of her battles no one is seriously hurt.  Her challenges with entity X are just thrown at her with no result.  It would be nice if either of the secondary had some sort of relationship... See full review

8/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Dragon's Dogma

Sep 18, 2020

An average predictable story. Pretty much average everything.  The fight scenes were below average.   I would say they needed to change up the episodes and make him find some happiness so that the fight at the end could seem more challenging.  Dark just to be dark doesn't work for me.  The character development was iffy and sometimes without warning a character would shift as if possesed by someone else.  Its short and until the third episode you might enjoy it but then it starts getting repetative.

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

After the Rain

Sep 16, 2020

Disappointing, It is a rather unique concept given a half hearted attempt.  The animation is pretty decent but the music though not bad was trying to hard and overwhelmed some of the scenes.  The main problem was character development.  Akria definately has a father issue, and it is never explain why she likes a 45 year old nice guy.  She has nothing in common with him and all he did was give her a free coffee and a magic trick.  Harkua her best friend is clearly hurt she abandoned her after being hurt in track and they never explain why Akria abandons her and they never even give a... See full review

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

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Sep 5, 2020

Just caught this.  It is an adult life/comedy anime/not sexual with a child like wonder.  The characters are over the top but great.  Its one of the first anime's where all the main characters managed to make my love list.  Even his younger brother and the brother's friend would make the list if they flesh out the story in a future run.  Even though they all act like kids the story is adult and well developed.  I really hope there's a second season and we get a marriage or proposal.

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

Wave, Listen to Me!

Jul 19, 2020

A good slice of life adult comedy.  When Minare is ranting it is absolutly great.  When she interacts with Mizulo and Kanetsugu its great as well.  Minare's love life is dull, I'm actually rooting for Mizulo to be her love interest.  When they take away her free rain with her show it slow's a little. If they do a season 2 which I would watch I would like them to focus more on the radio show and those people and less on the the restaurant.

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