Steins;Gate

 

Any anime fan worth his/her salt has come across Steins;Gate at some point. The theme of time travel consequences piques your curiosity immediately, whilst the events that unfold drag you through an emotional journey that you weren’t expecting. You show me someone who says they did not enjoy it, and I’ll show you a liar.

Mind you, if you thought the anime was good, you should absolutely check out the Visual Novel. Unless you’re a stubborn individual who refuses to admit the source material is better. That’s right tanteikid94, I’m looking at you… Continue reading

Shounen Maid

Boiled down, this is the story of a young boy and his uncle who come together after a tragic death of the boy’s mother and learn to care for one another as a family. Shounen Maid is very much more than just that, though, and I encourage those of you seeking family and friend-oriented shows to give this a try. Continue reading

Ushio and Tora 2

Ushio to Tora’s first season was fantastic in its own right. It executed itself perfectly while doing its buildup during its monster of the week phase and when it started delving into its own story. However, this last season has managed to take what the first had done and gone beyond what I ever expected, and I doubt anything else can come out this year that could top this in terms of pure quality. Continue reading

Yowamushi Pedal The Movie

The art and animation of YowaPeda’s television series visibly struggled to maintain quality. In countless episodes, I noticed character designs melting into extremes. You can make a fair amount of excuses for facial distortions based on the grotesque natures of many of the characters–notably Shinkai and Midousuji–but it’s obvious when the drawing gets sloppy outside of those special circumstances and action cuts. In contrast, the film actually looks great on the big screen, with time and care given to the drawings of the team members’ faces and bodily proportions. CG was used in key areas to smooth the transition to cycling, particularly during dynamic scenes.

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