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Mob Psycho 95/100

The following three things almost always make anime suck: Spirits Crappy jokes Intentionally ugly character design Mob Psycho 100 not only survived these abominations but thrived despite them. Written by the same author as One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100 […]

Asshole or not? You decide.

Akame ga Kill is finally over. The last two times I talked about it, I projected a +++. Regrettably, it fell short. Manga Grade: ++ Anime Grade: + My biggest miscalculation was predicting four years ago that the manga would […]

The Filler Before The Storm II

Even if you’re blind and suck at Japanese, taking a whole year to finish a visual novel generally means it’s terrible. Muv-Luv Unlimited was no exception. Muv-Luv Unlimited picked up where Muv-Luv Extra left off—and went little farther. Our main […]

Kimi no Na wa: Excellent, for a Movie

Nothing has 99.8% a satisfaction rating. Nothing. Well, this is new. I usually review anime long after it’s faded into irrelevance. This time I’m reviewing a movie within a month of its Japanese release. Spoilers actually matter. Proceed with caution. […]

Most of Bleach wasn’t Good

I designed my ratings flowchart to give a + to long-running shounen anime that had fallen from grace. I gladly gave it to Naruto, but it’s with a heavy apathetic heart that I can’t do the same for Bleach. Despite […]

Durarara doesn’t understand Japanese

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 […]

The Filler Before The Storm

My latest foray into learning Japanese has been reading the Muv-Luv Visual Novel series. This was the confluence of five independent factors: My reading speed sucks. I wanted a fun and convenient platform for practicing reading. Looking up words in […]

The Imperfect Insider

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 […]