Archive for the 'Anime' Category

Psycho-Pass 2 > Psycho-Pass 1

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Psycho-Pass 2 is better than Psycho-Pass 1. Yes, the best of Psycho-Pass 1 is better than anything in Psycho-Pass 2, but what about the rest of it? Remember Spooky Boogie? Artsy murder girl? Hunter guy with robot dogs? Things didn’t kick into high gear until the end of episode 11, which was literally halfway through […]

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi = Time Travel + Yuki Kajiura

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Time Travel Soundtrack by Yuki Kajiura Final Grade: +++ There are only two problems with this anime. The first is quasi-pedophilia. The second is ham-fisted depth. Here we have a perfectly good story about a dude/chick who goes around killing little girls, and the anime almost blows it by feeling the need to give the […]

Durarara doesn’t understand Japanese

Monday, April 11th, 2016

I recently wrote about Durarara’s Japanese being too complicated for me to understand. Turns out it wasn’t entirely my fault. Durarara doesn’t understand Japanese either. Durarara’s 2nd–4th seasons were subtitled shou, ten, and ketsu. These terms come from the phrase kishoutenketsu, which represents the traditional dramatic structure of introduction (ki), exposition (shou), climax (ten), and […]

The Imperfect Insider

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider wasn’t obvious, but it was no match for Umineko logic + the process of elimination. Once you get past the catchy but unfitting opening sequence, you’re thrown into a mystery that’s so confident you won’t figure out its twist that it sees no need to misdirect you. […]

The END DAY: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

To be fair, I never cared for any installment in the Lupin III franchise. The few times I caught Lupin III episodes on Adult Swim, I was usually leaving it on in the background as I did my homework. Yes, that’s how little I cared about Lupin III—I actually chose to do homework instead of […]

Raw Impressions

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

I’m not usually the kind of douchebag who walks into (or worse, out of) a test crying about how he’s definitely going to fail, only to end up pissing all over the condolence flowers he suckered everyone else into buying him. Still, I have no idea how I passed the JLPT N2, let alone got […]

JJBA Part III: Fixed

Monday, July 13th, 2015

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders is better than Parts I and II in almost every way imaginable. Part I: Phantom Blood introduced a forgettable lead, incompetent side characters, a lousy power system, and one crappy fight after the next. It’s only saving grace was its charismatic antagonist. Part II: Battle Tendency gave its […]

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Armchair Psychology

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) is a touching story about the power of armchair psychology. It starts out with some kid getting assaulted. This is comical because it’s a girl assaulting a boy. The fun never ends. Tomboy assaults Beta Male until he’s confounded by psychoses that can only be solved […]

Nine Years, Sixteen Reviews

Monday, March 16th, 2015

I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying: 00:14 Zankyou no Terror: 1:06 Unlimited Blade Works (S1): 2:13 Terra Formars: 3:05 Sword Art Online II: 3:38 Psycho-Pass 2: 4:02 Akame ga Kill: 4:21 Aldnoah.Zero (Season 1): 4:44 No Game No Life: 5:09 RahXephon: 6:00 Haikyuu!!: 7:41 Hunter x Hunter (2011): 8:25 Initial D: Final Stage: […]

Ashita no Joe 2: One Decade Later no Joe

Sunday, February 15th, 2015