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Helck

Apr 5, 2024

this was a good surprise, I thought it was just some goofy isekai story but it's actually far from it. it's a nice fantasy story with really dark elements in it, the pacing is incredible and every episode just hooked me to the next one

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

Mitsuboshi Colors

Mar 27, 2024

just three cute little girls doing silly fun things in a cozy and peaceful town. No drama no nothing.

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

Smile of the Arsnotoria the Animation

Mar 22, 2024

yeah this anime is a nothing burger, it introduces a violent sub-plot that remains unresolved and adds absolutely nothing to the overall anime. It honestly should have stuck to the formula of "cute girls doing cute things" which is what I enjoyed.

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3/10 story
6/10 animation
5/10 sound
4/10 characters
5/10 overall

Dream Hunter Rem

Feb 23, 2024

the story overall is mid and the characters feel outdated but it has the old school anime charm 

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

Dragon Ball Z Movie 6: Return of Cooler

Sep 4, 2023

This is such an improvement over the last movie, not that it's a masterpiece but it gets straight into action, the conflict has a better development, and metal cooler is a better villain. Obviously the usual stupid dragon ball shenanigans are still here, but that's to be expected.

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

KonoSuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World!

Aug 2, 2023

I really love Konosuba so I'm obviously very biased but I really enjoyed this spinoff. Generally, a good spinoff adds more lore to the original series and more depth to the characters, both of which this one does perfectly. In fact I'm going to rewatch Konosuba now because I know so much more about Megumin and her adventures that I will be seeing the series in more hilarious light. Highly recommended if you have already seen the previous two seasons.

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

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

Jul 29, 2023

It has all the bad tropes that existed in the previous seasons (mainly the terrible pacing) except it added more shitty comedy and unnecasary tangents. They tried to capture a new audience with the goofy action and the more colorful cast of characters, but they ended up almost ruining the franchise. By the time it got more serious, it was already too late, since I didn't really care about any of the characters. But thankfully, it picked up some steam around episode 20 and got better. The first episodes are trash, after that it got some really good episodes but even those are mixed with some really... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
4/10 characters
5/10 overall

Servant x Service

Apr 8, 2023

this was surprisingly really fun to watch, the story is simple but that's the fun of it since the anime focuses more on the character dynamics and their interactions with each other. if you want a simple,fun and cute anime to watch, then I recommend it

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7/10 story
6/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8/10 overall

Lupin III

Dec 4, 2022

Well this was better than I expected, especially for its time. It's very goofy and somewhat childich but that's part of the charm. The stories might get repetitive but the character dynamics are quite enjoyable, so if you want to take your mind off something and enjoy a silly old school fun, then I recommend checking this one out

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

Dragon's Heaven

Nov 26, 2022

i watched this after seeing kenny lauderdale's youtube video about it, and honestly, i'm glad i did. it's pretty straight forward story so there's not much to discuss except how gorgeous it looks. While watching it you can tell that it's made with so much love which made me really appreciate it.  it's basically candy for your eye and it doesn't take much time, so i recommend it.

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

Jujutsu Kaisen

Sep 2, 2022

Jujutsu Kaisen has been on my watchlist since it came out 2 years ago but i've been reluctant to watch it because of all the hype and i was afraid it's going to be just a bunch of cool animation and fights with no essence, but i was pleasantly surprised. The anime is the love child of many previous shonen shows, mainly naruto, bleach, fairy tail, blue exorcist among others, but instead of just being a generic copy of those predecessors with a more modern animation, it takes inspiration from what made those shows great and ditched the other boring and degrading tropes.yes it does follow a lot of basic plot... See full review

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

Sabikui Bisco

Aug 22, 2022

So this started as a somewhat decent show that had potential to be great but it was a complete disappointment instead. It's really an anime made for little kids who just want to see strong punches, explosions and the same "nakama" shit we've seen in almost every shonen ever made. If you want something subtle and more engaging then you should skip this one. *Spoilers* My biggest beef with this anime is the fact that the main character (Bisco) is so inexplicably overpowered that it's boring, i never cared about any "bad" situation he was in because i knew he would just throw and an... See full review

2/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
3/10 characters
3/10 overall

Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac

Jun 3, 2022

it took me forever to get through this because of how incredibly slow it is. this has every single problem you can find in all the other shonen combined, too much exposition, stupid characters doing stupid things to make things harder than they should be, characters that you thought were dead turn out to be actually alive, escalation of powers, magic system that doesn't make any sense and really really slow pacing...etc (there's a lot more) but the biggest problem to me was how formulaic it is, every single chapter feels like the previous one >a strong enemy appears who's stronger than the previous... See full review

3/10 story
6/10 animation
9/10 sound
2/10 characters
3/10 overall

Cocolors

May 15, 2022

The story is very simple but also covers a lot that by the end of it i felt satisfied. It follows the adventure of a little kid and his aspiration to leave the doomed world he grew up in to see the sky, but not just for him but also to bring hope to his friend despite all the misery outside. It's a beautiful short glimpse into the lives of these little kids and the simple joys they experience and i feel grateful for it, I just wish it had a 16/9 aspect ratio instead.

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

Talentless Nana

Apr 19, 2022

this anime had the potential to be great but it chose to be stupid instead. So there's a new type of people who are born with super powers and they're a threat to the rest of humanity therefore the government made the school where the story takes place and sent a kid to kill the mutants in this school. as Gigguk said "Among us x MY hero Acedemia" Now this sounds interesting but it stops making sense if you spend more than 3 seconds thinking about it, plus, the biggest problem this show has is plot armor which ruins the experience. I'll break it down here: First of all it's not efficient to send a... See full review

3/10 story
6/10 animation
8/10 sound
4/10 characters
4/10 overall

FLIP FLAPPERS

Apr 15, 2022

Well this was an incredible and refreshing experience, what started as a fun and quirky adventure ended as a tense emotional rollercoaster with a heavy plot and changing character dynamics. The anime starts by introducing us to Cocona a quiet observant teenager who gets a call for adventure from Papika, a more extroverted and childish character, then the psychedelic craziness starts as they teleport to a different world with different laws of physics and different living organisms in order to collect some crystals. That's basically the plot for most of the episodes until the mood suddenly changes and what... See full review

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

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Apr 3, 2022

Overall this was a decent show with much potential that i hope will be explored in the second season but there are some issues that i would like to point out which made me enjoy it less First of all Myne is supposed to be an adult who is reincarnated into the body of a child after talking to some kind of deity yet she seems fine with like it's just another Tuesday. that doesn't bother her at all, she doesn't question the existence of this god, she doesn't seem to miss the world she came from or miss the people in it. Secondly, despite being an adult she acts very childish especially around Lutz, now that... See full review

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

O Maidens in Your Savage Season

Feb 26, 2022

well this was one bruh moment after the other but it was highly enjoyable. I understand why a lot of people might hate it since a lot of them prefer wholesome basic slow burn romance stories which this show has but it's more than that, the characters are confused unique teenagers and they behave like that. We get to follow them trying to solve the problems they face and experiencing the rollercoaster of emotions and developments that they go through all the way till the end. It's very creepy at times and it might even be repulsive but i think that those are the show's best qualities and uniqueness instead... See full review

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

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Feb 1, 2022

This might be the most overhyped anime ever made, so I started watching it expecting a masterpiece or at least something new and experimental, yet it's the most generic shonen I've seen in years. Demon slayer monotonously follows every basic shonen trope there is without adding anything new or interesting, maybe except skipping talking villains into being good, because at least here they're slaughtered as they should. The premise is as basic as it gets, a kid loses his family to a tragedy which kickstarts his journey, which is not bad by itself since we've seen many basic premises leading to incredible... See full review

3/10 story
10/10 animation
4/10 sound
2/10 characters
4/10 overall

Adachi and Shimamura

Nov 11, 2021

Man I really wanted to like this anime but it's just so goddamn boring, it's very very very slow paced but not in a cool meditative way like in mushishi but in a way in which literally nothing happens, so after each episode you feel like you wasted 20 mins of deviantart OCs barely doing anythng or even moving the plot forward. I obviously don't recommend it  **spoilers ahead in case you care** In the first episode they're school mates and in the last one they're having sleeping parties nothing beyond this, the entire in between episodes feel like a useless filler Adachi and shimamura used to skip... See full review

3/10 story
2/10 animation
9/10 sound
2/10 characters
2/10 overall

Daily Lives of High School Boys

Aug 29, 2021

shows like this one and nichijou deserve to have 500+ episodes

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

Kimagure Orange Road

Aug 2, 2021

the only good thing about this show is the cool 80s aesthetic visuals but other than that,it's a shitshow. The characters are either assholes or retarded,the MC is insufferable and lets anyone walk over him and the story itself is badly handled. Nothing feels at stake because whenever there's a problem they just pull up some random superpower that resolves it,Kasuga never learns his lesson or becomes courageous so the entire anime feels pointless

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

Dr. Stone: Stone Wars

Apr 11, 2021

honestly this started as a great season but the last two episodes were terrible
(spoilers) Trying to make us feel sorry for Tsukasa was a bad idea in my opinion,i didn't care for him and even knowing his past doesn't justify and he's done,it's just an overdone formula that's been repeated over and over again in shonen anime.Also his stabbing was stupid he could have easily avoided that but it felt forced for the sake of the plot. Another problem I have with the show is the fact that Senkuu is like a god,he knows everything about everything and there's no limit to what he can invent.A lot people... See full review

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

Howl's Moving Castle

Apr 2, 2021

Oh  man,what a masterpiece.This movie is a 2 hours journey into a magical fantasy world that is filled with joyful innocence and deep sorrow.It mixes the themes and beauty of classic fairy tales with the horror of war,the innocence of childhood and bitterness of old age. It's an amazing movie with wonderful art and beautiful soundtrack.

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

Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!

Mar 30, 2021

Honestly,I expected to hate this show and coming from that view point,made me enjoy it a lot more.It's not a masterpiece or anything but it's very enjoyable. What I essentially like about the anime is the fact that it knows what it is and what the audience want it to be,so it delivers on that premise.Uzaki is a basic cute leading female character who is teasing her senpai and he's a loner who pretends to hate it but secretly enjoys it,so it's fun to watch their daily interactions.

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

Seton Academy: Join the Pack!

Oct 19, 2020

this was surprisingly a great show despite the silly premise,each episode was funny and the characters are all loveable even the main character who a lot of people seem to hate,but he's tsundre who actually doesn't care about the other characters and not just pretending,plus his interactions with other animals were hilarious for the most part
also  the Ed is one of the cutest i've ever seen

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

Fist of the North Star

Aug 18, 2020

this was honestly pretty good, I saw it when I was a kid and I remember it as ken the god like entity that kills everyone the moment he touches them but it's more than that,it's a romance story and trying to find hope in a hopeless world.As more characters get introduced the story gets more engaging and its one of them has its own to find peace in the chaotic world of hokuto no ken. Another aspect that i respect about the series is the amount of influence it left on the whole medium,it you find some cliché anime trope in hokuto no ken it's because it started those tropes The only bad thing about... See full review

9/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
9/10 characters
8/10 overall

Ghost Stories

Aug 5, 2020

the script for the original sub really sucks and it's really boring,but my god the hilarious dub saves it,it turns a boring horror with generic characters and cliché ending into a shitshow of old references,racist jokes and breaking the 4th wall. the guys who did the dub already had weak material and they did the best they could to make it watchable and it's the only redeeming quality about this anime.Also those gibberish sounds the retarded brother makes are peak comedy

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5/10 story
7/10 animation
10/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Dorohedoro

May 10, 2020

this show is an instant classic,it has a very unique world building and crazy characters.The line between good and evil gets burned since the first episode,all the characters are messed up but also very likeable.Another good thing is how well the mix between 2d and cgi is done which is rare.The anime is very violent and there's gore in every episode but it's also filled with comedy and mystery that keeps you hyped.(kinda like golden kamuy but fantasy focused)

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

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Apr 2, 2020

this anime was as beautiful as i expected it to be.the story revolves around 3 high school girls trying to make anime while learning the principles of animation,being under budget and getting restricted by the school rules
i don't personally care about creating anime but much like ping pong the animation,masaaki yuasa turns whatever he touches into a colorful adventure that you can't help but enjoy,another aspect about it that i like is the non sexulazation of the characters,there's no fan service and no cliche unnecessary drama,it's an anime about passion and that reflects masaaki's... See full review

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