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Mahou Sensou Series Review: 7 out of 8 volumes in 12 Episodes

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Mahou Sensou Series Review: 7 out of 8 volumes in 12 Episodes

Torturing myself every season yields one of the worst things I’ve ever watched. It’s gonna be tough to top this one off.

Every series that is deemed “bad” usually has something going for it. It can be its animation, it’s distinctive style of said animation, music, fight scenes, and practically anything that can have some merit in watching it. I’m sure the worst of series can at least be salvaged with its saving grace.

THIS, however, has nothing going for it.

I wish I was kidding as being my usual snarky self but the worst part is: I’m not.

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White Album 2 (Anime) Mini-Review

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White Album 2 (Anime) Mini-Review

Well wasn’t this just tough.

Understand that this is a mini review for a reason. The story is a drama and is plot-character based so I can’t give away too many things. Yes I did cover it but for this series, I decided to go for the non-spoiler route as it definitely is something one has to watch on their own to like it (or not, depending on how you sway)

I never actually watched, or rather, finished the first White Album anime but my brother’s love for the first game basically gave me enough background info on it. The main difference other than some missing plot points are that the main character makes a final choice in either staying faithful to his girlfriend Yuki or ending his relationship with Yuki and making a new one with Rina. The anime didn’t feature any of those endings. Why am I telling you this? Well, in the first White Album I was horribly biased in favor of Rina. The entire drama would have been probably better if I actually liked Yuki but in the end, it was basically Rina’s rigged game.

White Album 2 from what I’ve heard did a pretty solid job adapting what occured in its Introductory Chapter into the 13 episode format. This feat not being shared by a lot of Visual novel/eroge adaptations. The only one that I can remember off the top of my head being Mashiro Iro Symphony.

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Noucome Review

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Noucome Review

Choices Choices Choices

Noucome gets a seperate talk compared to the other series mostly because I happened to enjoy this style of random comedy. It’s like Zombie and Date A Live only I didn’t hate on anybody. No one will be as annoying as Haruna so it’s pretty hard to top that magnum of annoying characters.

This going to be a short review. If the series is mostly comedy and girls, don’t expect too much analysis or anything wise to say.

Didn’t follow me at all in the recaps? Well Noucome is a simplified version of a title that I don’t feel like typing out. Something about Japan’s light novelist’s craze about making absurdly long titles. I see no benefit other than basically giving the summary right then and there but come on. The title translates to “My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy” where the protagonist Amakusa Kanade is afflicted with the most annoying curse ever told. He is forced to make decisions at random points in time or else he’ll suffer an immense amount of pain. Couple that with Japanese school life and comedic divine intervention and that’s basicaly Noucome for you.

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Unbreakable Machine Doll Review

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Unbreakable Machine Doll Review

What’s the point of featuring Irori and Komurasaki in the ending if they didn’t do jack shit in the actual show?

Puppets were always something that creeped me out. Whether or not it usually associates itself with unsettling plot points or just there to freak you out, I never had a good standing with these lifeless dolls. Courage the Cowardly Dog and Terence D’arby didn’t help me overcome the fear but you get my point. Machine Doll however dispelled that curse of creepy dolls. Whether or not that’s a good thing does not really prove a point in saying how good or bad it is but nonetheless it gets my personal bias for now.

So other than curing me of creepy dolls (my fear of clowns seems like it will continue) how well does the adaptation of Unbreakable Machine Doll  do?

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Shingeki no Kyojin Review

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Shingeki no Kyojin Review

Every few seasons have a certain show where everybody has some serious hype for this one action series. Last year’s was Sword Art Online and I believe I’ve made it clear that it wasn’t the greatest thing ever and the hype it got was understandable but for me, the majority of the series is overrated.

Comparing series is something I generall do not do but when the such a disparity between two hyped series seems very relevant in praising a show and pointing out how some direction should be taken instead of the other, I think it would be beneficial in getting two birds with one stone so why the hell not. The art of comparison shall be used here to either bring out the best or the worst of Attack on Titan’s performance these past few months

So does Attack on Titan live up to its hype? We’ll find out

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Watamote Review

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Watamote Review

This series had the funniest opening ever

Japan has made it extremely clear to us that the most important phase of any human being, robot, alien, dimensional trespasser, Espers, gangsters, and basically any living being is the process of a 3-4 year institution known as highschool. Apparently in Japanese highschools you can either have the most epic fighting contests, extremely passionate love stories, and just about anything in between.

Watamote focuses in on yet again the “loser” side of the protagonist spectrum with Kuroki Tomoko. Tomoko is basically a female Katsuragi only that she isn’t pro enough to actually apply any sort of gamer knowledge into real life situations. She is faced with the legendary Highschool Debut where even losers in their middleschool years can start anew.

Will Tomoko get that new chance?

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