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Mo Dao Zu Shi

Jun 29, 2022

I'm writing this solely for people who are finding difficulty understanding the story and characters: The time jumps are confusing, and the characters within each clan look similar to each other and have names that are difficult to remember. On top of that, the show slips details into the first and second seasons that will only make sense or even be recognized after watching the final season.  The key to understanding this show is that you understand 1) the narrative intro at the very beginning of episode 1 of season 1, 2) all but two people (Lan Wangji in the white robe who plays the string... See full review

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

Detective Conan Movie 25: The Bride of Halloween

Jun 17, 2022

The mystery-driven plot is back!!! - A film dedicated to followers of the franchise. Story & Characters: Holy jesus this was such a fun watch. This film departs from the action-oriented mystery-less films we've been getting from the franchise for years. The mystery in this film is proper and engaging (I'd say it's on par with the Raven Chaser), and the effect will double especially if you are a fan of the franchise who remembers the tragedy of Kenji Hagiwara and Jinpei Matsuda (from episode 304 of the TV series), Amuro's chemistry with his Police academy colleagues (Keisatsu Gakkou-hen), and... See full review

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

Space Brothers

Oct 18, 2020

Space Brothers - Is a feel good show about a guy’s road to becoming an astronaut. The show ends with a powerful message: Have courage to make your future. Space Brothers is the perfect human drama that reminds you of that gut positive feeling you have when your heart is set on pursuing a dream, the wonders of being part of a great team who share the same goal. If you ever feel like you’ve forgotten your purpose in life, this show is for you. Details behind the story: - The show doesn’t take character development too seriously? What the hell are you saying?... See full review

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

Weathering With You

Jul 29, 2019

Weathering With You - is just another Shinkai Makoto-esque movie that recycles the "boy and girl fall for each other" theme, with supernatural occurences as the plot driver, scenary porn and jpop music abound. The story and characters woefully lacked detail and depth, so your enjoyment would depend on how much you can tolerate this lack of detail and depth, and ultimately, how much you can sympathize with the characters. [NOT SPOILER FREE] Story: lacking detail The setting is present day Tokyo, albeit it's constantly raining and people are craving for... See full review

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

Detective Conan Movie 3: The Last Magician of the Century

Mar 22, 2019

There are 3 movies from the Detective Conan series that I consider to be masterpieces: The Phantom of Baker Street, The Last Wizard of the Century, and The Fourteenth Target. Of the 3, The Last Wizard of the Century: - Has outstanding soundtracks that are memorable and worthy of purchasing, “I’ll be there”, “Ai wa Itsumo” for example. Those beautiful tracks have been used since, in the tv series as well. - As belonging to the adventure/mystery genre, has the strongest plot and setting. Keywords: the Romanov family, treasure hunting in a castle... See full review

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

A Place Further Than the Universe

Jan 2, 2019

A very refreshing show about friendship and life progression. Story: Engrossing and consistent. Slice of life shows are usually marked by a lack of plot progression but this one has a solid plot, and an engrossing one too. Four MCs - each with their own backstory - set out on a journey to antartica; they want to move forward in their lives. They become inseparable friends along the way. The friendship is charming. Includes bits of pleasant comedy. I liked it. Sometimes emotional. Those emotional scenes -they aren’t heavy; they aren’t meant to be heavy- are done very very... See full review

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

Aria the Avvenire

Dec 18, 2018

A continuation of Aria the Origination with improved animation. I am shocked that there are only 400 people who have watched this beautiful continuation of a masterpiece. Overview of the Entire Series: In a nutshell, Aria the Animation and Aria the Natural were about the happiness of an idle, unchanging life; Aria the Origination was about change. Avvenir involves grown up Momiko and Alicia-san finding time to cherish these precious memories. The relationship between the characters is beautiful as ever, and I love that the characters treat each other with so much love and... See full review

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

Aria the Natural

Oct 24, 2018

Note that this series is Iyashikei which is typically characterized by slow (or even lack of) plot progression. The focus of each episode in this series is in creating a relaxing atmosphere with the specific purpose of providing viewers with temporary relief from stress. Thus this series appeals to those who are seeking for stress relief, and not to viewers seeking for entertainment in the general plot progression of the story.  Story: Is not significant in this series. MC and her friends strive to become a professional 'Undine'. There is a tinsy bit of character development in the... See full review

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

Howl's Moving Castle

Aug 10, 2018

ANIMATION and SOUND:   Any anime labeled under the genre of fantasy should ideally play on the audience’s imagination. Thanks to Hayao Miyazaki’s supreme animation, this anime takes you through a breathtaking experience with its visuals. The music composed by Joe Hisaishi is bewitching and is most definitely a significant element that makes the experience complete. STORY and CHARACTER:   While the movie lacks the in depth description of each character given in the novel, it does justice to the novel by focusing and building on the major character... See full review

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