This is a very fresh addition to my anime graveyard, having dropped this just last night. Normally, I would try out an anime, drop it, and then not bother; the rare exception comes when I feel I have something insightful to say about it. But with Gibiate, there is a specific angle that made me try it in the first place, and after seeing (part) of the results myself, I feel pretty let down. This was compared to Mars of Destruction—an anime so terrible it’s used as a pedestal for all terrible anime to aspire to. Knowing that as a connoisseur of terribad things, how could I resist?Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Gibiate”
This anime choice was suggested for testing by a dear friend. While I could not finish it, there is a sizeable amount of information to provide that I think should make for a great post. Hopefully that can serve as consolation.Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime 2020: Guilty Crown [Dropped]”
Lately, I’ve been re-watching a lot of anime from back in my “heyday.” The times where anime was all the rage in my impressionable mind and no amount of sexual fan service could have me drop a title. Those were the days… Nearly eight years later, I’ve come around to Ookami-san, a series I affectionately referred to as “kind of looks like Toradora, I guess” in my “Anime Due for a Re-watch” list on my MAL profile. With such high expectations (originally given a 6/10), how does it fare now that I’m older, wiser, and (hopefully) more tolerant?
I dropped it after five episodes. Tolerance ended up working against it.Continue reading “Updated Thoughts on Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi (Ft. Sexism)”
The OGs of my blog will remember my mentioning this series a few times in the past. Most notably, it made the top 5 in my Top 10 on awful anime I came to love. That, however, was back in 2015, when my status as a person was still within a process of trying to overcompensate the right brain with the left. On a complete whim (literally), I decided to rewatch the series I remembered fondly as a lovely trainwreck of stupidity and sexuality. Does it hold up? Obviously not, but how much… not? Continue reading “Updated Thoughts on Mayoi Neko Overrun!”
They say that everyone loves an underdog. The come-from-nowhere, chip-on-their-shoulder, hard-working specimens that find success through hell and back. Disadvantages are their crux; doubt only entices them to try harder. These kinds of stories make up the plot of many sports stories, specifically, but also make for delectable drama in other ventures arbitrarily created by humanity for the sake of it. Such vapid appeal also comes in the form of runway modeling, which if not for the sake of allowing people to express themselves, would be one of the most superficial and arrogantly obnoxious things in the known world, in my opinion. Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Runway de Waratte”
This entry will be another quick one, which is somewhat unfortunate as the finale of the Merry Days of Anime block. Alas, I could only stomach two episodes, so I only have enough to say about two episodes’ worth of content. This is also a pretty popular series, so strap yourselves in for some harsh opinions. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii [DROPPED]”
I don’t like isekai. I know I don’t like isekai. If not for some kind words thrown at this series that led me to believe it broke some of the tropes embodied by the genre, I wouldn’t bother with it. I gave it a shot, and for a while, it was true. It focused much less on the self-indulgence of flaunting one’s OP-ness and more on building a fantasy world full of dozens of interesting creatures and personalities.
If you took one look at this cover and assumed it’s garbage, know that I felt similarly. That’s why I watched it… wait, no, come bac— Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Penguin Musume♥Heart”
These two series have quite a bit in common—if not directly through their structures or stories, my history with both sure are eerily similar. Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Natsu no Arashi Akinaichuu/Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead”
From the mangaka that brought you Kobayashi Chi no Maid Dragon comes a simple 4-koma story of love between opposites, wrapped up in a convenient manner of awkward encounters and resolving past prejudice. Whether you interpret the previous statement as sarcastic, condescending, or formal, all I have to reply with is “Yes.” Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Ojojojo”