Category Archives: Anime Reviews

Anime Review: Uta no Prince-sama (Season 1-4)

Adapted from a game of the same title 
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Genres: Otome, Idol, Music
Number of episodes: 52 (Season 1-4) + 1 OVA

 

Summary:
In the beginning of the series, we follow Nanami Haruka as she aspires to become a composer. Here, we see how she overcomes her insecurities and grow not just as a composer but as a person as well. Throughout her journey, she has been surrounded by wonderful idols who has provided her with the much emotional support to her music career and she in return has given them the music that is precious to all of them.
From the school lives of STARISH to their debut, the series also follows STARISH’s growth as an idol through the meetings and encounters with many people around them. As the series progress, they learn and grow from those people who they have met, including: Nanami Haruka, Quartet Night, their teachers and even Heavens!

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6 Anime To Watch From Fall 2016

If you’ve been around the anime scene long enough, you’ll know that Fall and Winter have the best releases. And it makes perfect sense. The school year is finally over, students are going on break, and everyone has more time to watch more anime!

However, just because more series are being released doesn’t mean that all of them are good. Here’s a list of highlights from Fall 2016. (Everything else you can just ignore, lol.)

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Anime Review: Yamishibai – Japanese Ghost Stories

Studio: ILCA
Genres: Folklore, Horror, Supernatural
Number of episodes: 13 episodes (x 3 seasons)

 

Summary:
Every week at 5 p.m., an old man in a yellow mask shows up at a children’s playground and tells them ghost stories based on myths and urban legends of Japanese origin. The man tells the stories on the back of his bicycle using a traditional kamishibai (Paper Drama) method and features a new tale each week.
In the third season, instead of the old man in a yellow mask and his kamishibai stage, a boy (later revealed to be the narrator in the form of a child) sits on a playground slide and sings, “Friends on that side, come to this side… Friends on this side, go to that side…” as he draws illustrations of the creatures in the stories. At the end of each episode, the narrator’s mask sings the closing song to him, multiplying in number as each episode ends.

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7 Bittersweet Anime Series To Break Your Soul

Bittersweet anime has and always will be one of my most favourite kind of anime to watch. It makes you cry, it makes you emotional, it just stabs you right in the kokoro. I have seen a lot, and I mean, A LOT of not only anime but also dramas/movies where my heart and my mind feels conflicted about all the mushed up complicated feelings.

So before I get all touchy-feely and ramble on and on, here are 7 bittersweet anime SERIES for the soul.

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Anime Review: New Game!

Adapted from a manga of the same title
Studio: Doga Kobo
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
Number of episodes: 12

 

Summary:

The main character Suzukaze Aoba graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba’s senior at the company. The story follows girls who work and aspire at the Eaglejump company. (Source: ANN)

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Anime Review: Assassination Classroom S1 & S2

Adapted from a manga by Yuusei Matsui of the same title 
Studio: Brain’s Base, Lerche
Genres: Action, Comedy, School
Number of episodes: 46 (S1 & S2)+ OVA

 

Summary:
A monster of a teacher who blasted the moon from its original shape to its current permanent crescent shape. He (It) “challenges” the entire globe into a race against time. The task presented was to get Kunigigaoka Middle School’s 3E students to kill him before their graduation that takes place within the year after his assignment as their teacher. Dubbed as “Koro-sensei” by his students, it will be a battle to see who succeeds first..
However, despite Koro-sensei’s demonic attributes such as being able to travel at a speed of Mach 20, he is definitely a teacher that tops the charts of being one of the best teachers among other anime characters.

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B Project VS Tsukiuta: What’s the Difference?

Konnichiwa minna! In this review, I will be comparing two series that ended at the same time, B Project and Tsukiuta.

Tsukiuta the Animation features 12 idols of two rivaling/sibling groups that are under the same company, the Tsukino Production. Both groups live under the same dorm and each episode features a different idol(s) as the main character.

B Project: Kodou no Ambitious, features Sumisora Tsubasa, a new hire in the A&R department of the major recording company Gandala Music. In the anime, the viewers can get a glimpse of how she manages the 3 idol groups being assigned to her, namely: THRIVE, Moons and Kitakore.

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Anime Review: D.Gray-man HALLOW

Adapted from a manga of the same title & sequel/continuation of D.Gray Man 
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Genres: Action, Shounen
Number of episodes: 13

 

Summary:
Allen Walker is an exorcist working for the Black Order whose mission is to protect mankind from the evil Millennium Earl and his deadly Akuma. Allen and his comrades must recover lost Innocence while defending against the Earl’s terrifying army. But if they fail, Innocence will be lost forever. (Source : Crunchyroll)

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Anime Review: Handa-kun

Prequel of Barakamon
Studio: Diomedéa
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life
Number of episodes: 12

 

Summary:

Hated by everyone around him, Sei Handa goes about his high school life regarded as an outcast—or at least that’s what he believes. In reality, Sei is the most popular student on campus, revered by all for his incomparable calligraphy skills, good looks, and cool personality. However, due an endless series of misunderstandings, Handa perceives the worship he receives from his legions of fans as bullying, leading the school’s idol to shut himself off from the rest of his classmates.

But distancing himself from his peers doesn’t deter them from adoring him; in fact, his attempts at drawing attention away from himself often end up unintentionally converting even the most skeptical of students into believers. Fashion models, shut-in delinquents, obsessive fangirls, and more—none can stand against the brilliance that is Sei Handa. (Written by MAL Rewrite; Source: MyAnimeList)

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