[REVIEW] YANDERE KANOJO

TITLE

Yandere Kanojo


ALTERNATE

Yandere Girlfriend, ヤンデレ彼女


MAL LINK

https://myanimelist.net/manga/14504/Yandere_Kanojo


TRANSLATORS USED

Vexed Scans


RATING

7/10


TL;DR

picked up, dropped, waited, re-picked up, finished, enjoyed.


CONCLUSION

Overall, a pretty clean-reading manga from start to finish. 4-koma styled manga that does well in delivering reading enjoyment in quick and efficient jabs. If you’re looking for a decent comedy-based manga with spurts of drama and romance, I’d recommend picking this up for a decent little read. Obviously art is gonna be mediocre (2008 origins) but it does get slightly better towards the end releases.

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[REVIEW] Wakako-zake

TITLE

Wakako-zake


ALTERNATE

Wakakozake


MAL LINK

https://myanimelist.net/anime/30437/Wakako-zake


SUBGROUP USED

Mori


RATING

5/10


TL;DR

It’s not crappy enough to shit on.


CONCLUSION

Quirky amateur food porn anime.

You’re lucky I’m a food-loving fatty.

Fuck you, still.


[REVIEW] BIKINI WARRIORS

TITLE

Bikini Warriors


ALTERNATE

ビキニ・ウォリアーズ


MAL LINK

https://myanimelist.net/anime/30782/Bikini_Warriors


RATING

5/10


TL;DR

What a time to be alive.


CONCLUSION

It’s a bit sad seeing stuff like this get animated (even though it’s a TV short) when there are countless underappreciated/entertaining series’ out there that nobody bats an eyelash at.

 

Just kinda sad, really.

 

Barely.


[REVIEW] Nanatsu no Taizai

TITLE

Nanatsu no Taizai


ALTERNATE

The Seven Deadly Sins


MAL LINK

https://myanimelist.net/anime/23755/Nanatsu_no_Taizai


RATING

8.25 / 10


TL;DR

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to watch such a “complete” show.


CONCLUSION

(clap), (clap), …, (clap).

Seriously, this show was a wonderful experience from start to end. Nanatsu no Taizai brought literally everything to the table- the laughs, the cheap thrills, spurts of comedy, character development, immersive action sequences, story progression, proper pacing, hell, it even gave us fucking ecchi as an added bonus.

Also, A+ for the music and sound composer(s) for this series- very fitting (and unexpected) tracks that are not usually found from an action/adventure-based anime.

The episodes didn’t drag out that much but still gave us plenty of plot direction and progression. What I truly appreciated was the fact that it was able to maintain a certain degree of lightheartedness within its genre. Not entirely slapstick comedy but I’ll be damned if it wasn’t entertaining.

If you were to ask me, this is the epitome of a well-made shounen battle anime. It gives you everything you ask for, and then some.

P.S.

The manga is still ongoing (as of this post) (lol), and it seems to branch off into a new arc after the anime’s ending. Just FYI, that’s roughly chapter 101.


EYE CANDY



 

… AND WITH THAT,

NANATSU NO TAIZAI WAS MY FINAL SHOW FOR THE YEAR OF 2014.

ONWARDS TO THE 2015 SHOWS NOW.

LOL.

 

[FALL 2016] Anime Lineup

Whew, this season sure is a doozy; a lot of crap to  sift through…


Shows that I think look good and or willing to add to my backlog:

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Cheating Craft

  • Unique-ish plot
  • Pretty good artwork
  • Intro episode could have turned away a lot of viewers; shit was PURE exposition via words
  • Only ~12 minutes duration a episode so it’s not asking for a huge investment

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Keijo!!!!!!!! 

  • booty booty booty, rocking everywhere
  • rocking everywhere

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Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki

  • TV short
  • Elementary comedic tones
  • Cutsie/bloomy artwork
  • I dig the theme/pretense

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Nanbaka

  • Reminds me of a more colorful and lighthearted Prison School
  • The artwork and designs are wild as fuck, saturated, but pretty clean
  • VA cast is very solid
  • Grabbed my attention immediately, looking forward to watching this for sure

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Trickster

  • The “least attention-grabbing” hype-looking show I’ve encountered in a while
  • It has the workings for a decent show; diverse characters, action, hints of comedy, surprise/shocks
  • Even after the first episode quick skim, not sure where this show is heading; 50/50(?)
  • Art is on the verge of feeling outdated i.e., circa mid 2000’s

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Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season

  • grandfathered in via my pleasant first impressions of the previous (1st) season

 

[REVIEW] Ana Satsujin

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TITLE

Ana Satsujin

ALTERNATE

Peephole

MAL LINK

https://myanimelist.net/manga/63849/Ana_Satsujin

RATING

7/10

TL;DR

  • loser male lead
  • crazy/strong female lead
  • some people kill
  • some people die
  • some people didn’t actually die
  • separation
  • reunion
  • something something something
  • the end

CONCLUSION

Like this fellow redditor:

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[REVIEW] Yasashii Sekai no Tsukurikata

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TITLE

Yasashii Sekai no Tsukurikata

ALTERNATE

A Method to Make the Gentle World

MAL LINK

https://myanimelist.net/manga/18939/Yasashii_Sekai_no_Tsukurikata/pics

RATING

8/10

TL;DR

  • One of the best core-romance mangas I’ve read in a long long time
  • Equal screen time and responsibility from lead characters
  • Shipping wars aplenty
  • Age gaps, bro.
  • Good representation, and realistic-feeling, of “high school girls”
  • Sweet beginning, spicy middle, bittersweet (read: almost unsatisfying) ending

CONCLUSION

“Well shit, I might reread this soon”

[REVIEW] Baketeriya

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TITLE

Baketeriya

ALTERNATE

Baketeria

MAL LINK

https://myanimelist.net/manga/30303/Baketeriya

RATING

6/10

TL;DR

  • Before reading…Supernatural genre “ooooh, nice”
  • After reading… (sighs)
  • Male lead has some sort of aspect of him (plot armor) which keeps him relevant
  • Monsters, boobies, ecchi; oh my
  • Messy ass story line
  • Nonsensical ass characters
  • Fast-forward/scene skipping evident
  • Baketeriya = some action (“fighting”) + minor romance aspects + “plot twists”
  • The end.

CONCLUSION

“what the fuck is even going on?”

[REVIEW] Hadi Girl

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TITLE

Hadi Girl

ALTERNATE

Embarrassed Girl

MAL LINK

https://myanimelist.net/manga/52741/Hadi_Girl

RATING

6.5 / 10

TL;DR

  • girl has extreme shyness-syndrome
  • girl gets a fairy godmother
  • fairy godmother and the “power of the heavens” make girl do extremely embarrassing tasks… or else
  • mfw said embarrassing tasks end up being some lightweight newbie shit
  • girl is cute though, so I’ll forgive her
  • girl catches feelings for one particular boy
  • on/off, on/off, sprinkle of melodrama added in, feelings become mutual
  • the tasks get completed
  • happy ending

CONCLUSION

“cute, but overly desperate. average-grading all around.”

[MANGA] Shuukaku no Juunigatsu

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Title

Shuukaku no Juunigatsu

Alternate

Harvest December

MAL LINK

https://myanimelist.net/manga/31129/

RATING

5 / 10

TL;DR

  • Boy has weird not-reality fetish
  • Boy meets local god/deity who wants the sex
  • Boy meets local priest daughter who wants the love and possibly the sex
  • Boy asserts his dominance, says he will have them both
  • Boy and the two females go through stuff- has to make a choice
  • Boy never officially makes his choice- manga ends

CONCLUSION

“don’t even bother.”

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