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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 the... 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

Angel Cop

Mar 1, 2020

I didn't expect to like Angel cop as much i did,though what i enjoyed the most was how political it is.It portrays a world where japan's economy reached its peak and the jews weren't happy about that so they payed communist terrorists to destroy the country and scare investors away to america where they control everything.Those terrorist attacks lead to the creation of special members of the law enforcement who are allowed to kill their target,one of those members is Angel the main character who was first a heartless killer who only cares about getting her job done. Angel... See full review

8/10 story
3/10 animation
4/10 sound
7/10 characters
8/10 overall

Angel Densetsu

Feb 13, 2020

I guess this was supposed to be a 40+mins ad for the manga and it worked,these 2 episodes really made me want to read it.The anime starts by introducing us to the creepy looking main character Kitano who despite his devilish look has the purest heart ever.We then go through his daily comedic yet sad adventures of being misunderstood and falling into trouble while having the heart of an angel,even if it's for a short period it still made me love the story and got me emotionally invested.It's too bad the manga didn't get a newer adaptation because these 2 episodes already show a lot of potential,more stories... See full review

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

Charlotte

Feb 8, 2020

So first of all,i enjoyed watching charlotte but still,it had so many aspects into it that reflect the bad writing and that's what i'm focusing on here: The main character was first shown as a somewhat interesting middle school kid with powers to control other people's bodies for 5 seconds,this power made him a manipulative person who used others for his own gain.That was the most interesting character trait he had because after the first episode he turned into your typical generic MC who has a strong power but he's too dumb to make a good use out of it which is really disappointing. I... See full review

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

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Feb 3, 2020

The show starts as any generic isekai anime with the MC dying and then getting reincarnated as a slime and that's pretty much is the show's only quirk,the rest of the anime is just an overpowered slime beating every enemy with magic and with no real struggle. So in summary the problem with the anime is this All the characters are bland and poorly writen:they're all just generic and one dimensional even the MC,despite the fact that most of the characters change physical appearance after they were given name,who they are from the inside (if there's anything in the inside) is still... See full review

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

Calamity of a Zombie Girl

Aug 5, 2019

this is one of the worst anime i've ever seen in my life,the whole story is full of plot holes and stupid decisions,i only watched it because i wanted something with gore and nudity but god this was awful. ***spoilers*** the story starts with five students breaking into a library to steal some treasure while some dude is watching them from his computer,they break in and they don't find the treasure but one of them steals a stone from the mummies and then they head back,so far so good.
then we discover that stealing the stone was the main goal which was kept secret from other members and the girl who... See full review

0.5/10 story
8/10 animation
5/10 sound
0.5/10 characters
1/10 overall

Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission

Jul 31, 2019

hunter x hunter is one of my favorite anime,and the reason for that is because the show is unpredictable and it doesn't follow the generic shounen tropes so it always feels fresh except for this movie,it's as generic as fairy tail that at some point it feels like a parody,which is a really big disappointment because i feel like madhouse wanted to appeal to a wider audience and make more money so they used HxH as a scapegoat,they took all the amazing elements that made the series special and got rid of them and instead we're left with another naruto like movie 3mins into the opening sequence and i could... See full review

2/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
2/10 characters
4/10 overall

Gintama: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen

Jun 22, 2019

literally perfect,the arc sums up the whole story together in a perfect way and all the characters we've seen over the years were brought again and they all got their time to shine
in every episode there's action,drama,comedy and hearwarming moments that remind us why we love this show and why it's special,it's not about getting more and more stronger or having op power attacks it's about the good story telling and the beautiful relations between the characters and in the moment of crisis those relations are the key that saved edo the show had a perfect run for more than 300 episodes so before watching... See full review

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

Golden Kamuy

Nov 20, 2018

(spoiler free) for some reason this anime is really underrated,the story is awesome and all the characters (good or bad) are interesting.
there's a lot of gore scenes and a lot of action in every episode but at the same time it's filled with comedy and some cute moments.(kinda like gintama)
one other thing i like about it,is the main character,he's not a generic shounen protagonist,and he can't be even if he wanted to,given the situations he finds himself in and the amount of people he killed during the anime and even before the story started,but at the same time while doing the most... See full review

9/10 story
5/10 animation
8/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.5/10 overall