Golden Kamuy Review

Long story short, Golden Kamuy is a cooking show featuring a sideplot of a murder mystery scavenger hunt and the traditions of a largely unknown indigenous people.  Whether or not this is a good thing is objectively questionable, but hey, it’s fun as hell. Continue reading “Golden Kamuy Review”

GGO Alternative Review

I feel like SAO gets more flack than it should.  Yes its subpar writing and questionable character choices leave a lot to be desired, but given its impact on the anime community by popularizing the medium during its run in 2012, it’s time we let up on the abuse, right?  No?  Ok…  Alright how about this, we have an alternative version to one of the more disappointing arcs in the series that’s actually good.  Sound good? Continue reading “GGO Alternative Review”

Amanchu! Advance Review

Amane Kozue’s fame for the Aria series has given her a spot in anime and manga culture, a series that is heralded as one of the pinnacle series’ for the slice and life genre.  In doing so, the bar for any of her later projects has been set pretty high, with its sister series, Amanchu! fitting a similar bill to what its predecessor was about and was known for in a way that’s not as great as it could’ve been. Continue reading “Amanchu! Advance Review”

Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai Review

Alongside moe and action shonen, romance is probably the most oversaturated genre next to them, to the point that you could very well make a drinking game out of every example of these genres, pointing out the various tropes as they come out.  But sometimes you get examples where those tropes aren’t necessarily a bad thing.  As such, we have Takakoi, a pretty box standard romance that wouldn’t be the same without them. Continue reading “Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai Review”

Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara – Toutsuki Ressha-hen Review

As we encroach ever further towards the manga’s more recent arcs, Shokugeki no Souma has proved itself to be as popular as ever by pulling off yet another half cliffhanger by separating a major arc into two separate seasons.  So, how does this second half of the third season stack up to what we’ve seen previously?  Well, poorly.  At least by comparison. Continue reading “Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara – Toutsuki Ressha-hen Review”

Beatless Review

Themes in a story are usually best when they’re simple.  A clear-cut message delivered to the audience does much better because this way, there’s little reason for the quality of the story to be sacrificed in exchange for more complicated hullabaloo that for some reasons, some people believe is ‘good writing’.  All of that ironically comes in the form of the one word title of ‘Beatless’, where more than just a few ‘beats’ are missing when it comes to this one. Continue reading “Beatless Review”

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Review

Romance generally boils down to one of two things: A shoujo or a shonen romance.  The two differ in both style and content with the latter of which being more varied in the sorts of topics (as well as being more perverted) than its twin sister.  But despite this, very few shows actually manage to pull off the ‘relationship’ part of a romance, a key aspect that these genres brush to the side in favor for an idealized relationship.  And that’s precisely where Wotaku shines. Continue reading “Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Review”

Alice or Alice: Siscon Niisan to Futago no Imouto (Anime Short) Review

There is an art form to time constraint.  With limited time, you’re given very limited space in which you’re able to tell a story, making it so that every minute you’re given is valuable space to at least make something entertaining.  Or you can waste everyone’s time and make something like this.   Continue reading “Alice or Alice: Siscon Niisan to Futago no Imouto (Anime Short) Review”