Sunday, 4 April 2021

Winter 2021 Anime...

I went into this new year of Anime hoping to be blown away by the amount of Anime I was watching. Although I did get blown away by some AMAZING shows which I will touch upon later on; there was Anime that disappointed me or was just plain old rubbish. 

Ex-Arm (more like no... just no)
I always give new Anime a try; I really do. I tend to think about the positives and see if it outweighs the negatives but in this Anime I really couldn't. Ex-Arm could have been so much better if given to a better/capable studio. I am going to quickly point out that I could have stopped watching this from the moment I started but a part of me just wanted to SUFFER though this show just to see if ANYTHING could be gained from watching this. Don't get me wrong; this wasn't the worst thing in world to watch but it was close and is most likely the worst Anime I have ever seen. The storyline/plot and pacing wasn't even the issue it was EVERYTHING else. From the Animation, the fighting, the facial expressions to even the acting at times. Such poor attempts to conveying emotion in moments that needed to show sadness or happiness. Can "Minami" PLEASE stop smiling when stuff is going wrong...it really puts me off. Lastly I want to mention how horrid the last ending/finale was. Overall although this could have been a massive hit if done correctly but it ended up a pile of garbage and I am so sad about that. 

My Rating: 0.5/5 Stars 
Anime Planet AVG Rating: 0.9/5 Stars


The Promised Neverland 2nd Season (More like... The Not so Promised Land)
I go into sequels with high hopes it will either keep up the good work or improve. Don't get me wrong; I'm not hating this season. I am just very disappointed. I haven't read the Manga so I don't feel as disappointed as the Manga readers but even I can tell things are missing, things don't make sense, there is now flow and it just feels rushed. When things do get exciting and engaging it ends up being a disappointment whether that being its resolved to quickly or it's very predicable. I used to care for a lot of these characters but honestly I am slowly running out of patience to care for them. I know if I read the Manga I would most likely care for them more. I get why some characters are the way they are but I feel this season just ruined them. The finale although could have been better, at least the creators etc knew that this was the VERY last episode and therefore made an effort to end it, rushed but.. least it had an ending that wasn't terrible. Overall I am disappointed as the first season was AMAZING in every way and they just messed up this season.

My Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Anime Planet AVG Rating: 4.2/5 Stars
First Season Rating: 5/5 Stars
Anime Planet AVG Rating: 4.6/5 Stars

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Other Anime that wasn't as good as I had hoped it to be:
 Skate-Leading Stars  – 3 ½ Stars

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Moving onto the Anime that stole me away and dragged me into their world. 

SK∞ the Infinity (I never knew I would enjoy skateboarding)
I got drawn to this show because of the bright colours and just the sound of it sounded interesting and unique. I haven't invested any of my time to skateboard or do anything like that but with any other Sports Anime I watch I go into it blindly. I am so happy that this was a spectacular sports Anime that had good animation when needed and an epic soundtrack to fit with each moment. Not only was the pacing done good but they managed to keep me invested into all the characters; even the ones I'm not a big fan of. The relationship between the two main characters was one of the main elements in this show, and no matter how you view this relationship as; it was a strong, real and pure one. The drama, sports and soundtrack was top tier and I am so happy I enjoyed this freshly every week; even if it pained me to wait. Overall from the enjoyment of the whole show and the ending of it all; I am so glad I watched this. I doubt there will be another season but if anything did happen like that I would 100% be on board with it.

My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Anime Planet AVG Rating: 4.5/5 Stars


Dr. Stone: Stone Wars (I never thought this could get any better)
When I went into the first season in 2019 I never thought I would enjoy something so different and based around science but I did. I never thought season 2 would be better but it was. The risks were higher, the inventions was greater and the emotions were raised. There was so many twists and turns in this season that I honestly never knew if it would be in the right person's favour or not. The pacing was amazing and not once did I feel it was being rushed or felt like it was a drag to watch. I went into each episode every week excited, thrilled and nervous all the same. The characters were developed in an amazing way; they never spent longer that they needed to on each character. Although I did start to enjoy the other characters a whole lot more; Senku will always be my favourite and yes it is partly due to the fact he's the main character but also because he knows where his strengths resides and what he's weak at. Knowing this means he knows who he needs to get to help him and who could do a certain job he isn't able to. Knowing others strengths and weakness on top of his own makes him an amazing character. He was also thrown into crazy situations that made his emotions shown too. I also want to comment how at first I went into this not liking the opening song but now I just cant help but dance to it. The ending song was always such a good tune and very catchy. Overall I really loved this season and knowing there's going to be some sort of Anime sequel is a breath of fresh air. I can't wait to see what Senku and his crazy bunch will be up to next. 

My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Anime Planet AVG Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
First Season Rating: 5/5 Stars
Anime Planet AVG Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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Other Anime that was amazing and was just as good or even better than I had hoped:
 Kemono Jihen-½ Stars
 Jujutsu Kaisen- 5 Stars


Thank you for reading and I can't wait to put out more posts.

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Review of Haikyuu!!


 The Storyline being sports Anime isn’t really unique, but I am not sure if there is any other volleyball Anime out there, and if there is, please let me know. All I know is, I am very very very not a sporty person, so when I find an Anime that’s to do with sports that I like then it means it’s good. The pace was brilliant and the storyline ended was typical but yet I was grateful as I knew that there was going to be a second season.

The Animation was perfect and amazing especially the times when they were making really good shots to the other side of the court. The Sound was just as good, plus a bonus being the opening and ending songs were really good and suited the Anime down to a T.


The Characters  were interesting to see the least. No really I like the majority of the characters and I loved how each one brought their own personality and traits. The main character Hinata was definitely my favourite character from the whole series. I loved how wacky and young at heart he was and how he did whatever it takes and he never gave up to get to a stage of his career being a part of  a volleyball team. I also like his noises he makes “wooahh” “wow”. Also like his hair… maybe… and I love how short he is…. maybe…


Overall I really loved this sporty Anime and I can’t wait for the second season to come, as I know it’s hopefully going to go on the line of other sport Anime I have seen… 

9/10Story
      
10/10Animation
      
10/10Sound
      
8.5/10Characters
      
9.3/10Overall

P.S. Some of these Reviews that I am posting, was old Reviews, when I used to write Small Reviews. So some reviews I write will be long and some will be short. :) 

Saturday, 6 March 2021

Review of Death Parade


The Storyline was unique, amazing, and brilliant and kept me going until the very end. Throughout the whole Anime I was on a roller-coaster ride full of emotions that I never knew I could possess. When I first got into the Anime I never thought I would end up crying. There wasn’t anything that I can fault on, with the storyline, nothing at all.


The Animation and Sound were WONDERFUL for the Anime. Had the most catchy tune for the opening and then a sad, ballad, rocky song for the ending. The animation for the endings was amazingly chosen, as in they had the ending different depending on what the main topic or issue or person the episode was about. Also the original voice actors and English dubbed voice actors WERE BOTH amazing and suited their roles really well.


The Characters that I can’t fault were amazingly written and AHHHHHHHH I loved them all for different reasons, especially the two main characters. The black-haired woman is the main female character and the reason she’s called that is because she has no memories of whom she is. She is strong willed and voices her own opinion even though she has no memories she knows in her heart how she feels and what she wants. Decim the main male character is just really cool, and has such a weird but awesome personality. I love how their relationship progresses through the series. Ginti is also one of my other favourite characters, as he’s just carefree and I just love him.
Overall I adored this Anime, and I am not normally the one that rates Psychological and Thrillers high ratings but this Anime, just blew my mind and whether or not you normally watch this kind of Anime, please give it ago. 

10/10Story
      
10/10Animation
      
10/10Sound
      
10/10Characters
      
10/10Overall


Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Review of Golden Time

The Storyline wasn’t really unique, everything was little things taken from other Anime to make one Anime with all the elements. But even though I just said that… I really enjoyed this storyline and the whole Anime in a whole. One thing that really impressed me was the way they showed the amnesia problem with Banri, instead of seeing it from others point of views we saw it from his and the way its shown is amazing and I never thought of amnesia like that before.
The Animation and Sound was pretty good and fitted with the Anime very well, although I am little annoyed that the opening song and cover artwork etc. shows Kouko more even though in my opinion out of the three main characters, I felt that Banri was the one it should have centred more around.
The Characters were all pretty unique and different, but some did really annoy me at times, but it normally happens like this in most romance Anime. The main guy Banri, is who I felt sorry for the most, having to start his life from fresh and having people know more about the past you than yourself must be hard and how copes with all that happens during this Anime, I give him a golden star! (get it!?). The main two girls are whom I feel sorry for next… but I felt sorrier for Linda than Kouko. Kouko just annoyed me most of the time, although I do love her with Banri.
Overall I really did enjoy this Romance Anime, but some things were just so much like other Romance Anime that I have seen. I love how it showed things I am used to in a different light. 

9/10Story
      
10/10Animation
      
8/10Sound
      
9/10Characters
      
9.1/10Overall

P.S. Some of these Reviews that I am posting, was old Reviews, when I used to write Small Reviews. So some reviews I write will be long and some will be short. :) 

 

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Review of Highschool of the Dead

The Storyline was well unique!... No that’s not it... crazy! Yes Crazy is the word I shall stick too. I do not normally go for Ecchi Anime, but the Zombie and Survival and all that won over the tag ECCHI!... If you don’t like Ecchi... don’t bother watching this Anime. The only reason I watched this Anime without giving up was because I managed to put it through my head that what I am seeing ISN’T REAL!... I shouldn’t keep talking about the Ecchi side. The horror, gore, survival, bloody and action side to it was AMAZING. I am not kidding I loved how it progressed but of course the ending LET ME DOWN… even if you add the OVA... it still let me down. * Don’t watch the OVA if you HATE ECCHI... IT’S EVEN WORSE in the OVA.
The Animation and Sound WAS AMAZING and perfect and was the elements that helped with keeping my interest in the Anime. The opening song was crazy good and catchy.
The Characters … well I am not sure what to talk about here. The main guy Takashi was the only character, bar Alice that I actually liked from the get go and I have never not liked him. The girls bar Alice were annoying, pathetic at time and I KNOW it’s hard to deal with Zombies, but COME ON.. You don’t have to keep showing off your BOOBS! Alice being the cute little girl I keep talking about was my favourite female girl character in the whole Anime and she didn’t even come into it from the start. The other guy Kouta was pretty funny at times and helped with the humor part of the Anime. One more thing on the characters part... I hate I HATE Koichi.
Overall I did enjoy the Anime… but the over-dramatic parts with the Ecchiness and just the Girl characters in general (bar Alice) just made this Anime pathetic at times. The ending also was… bad and I know there was a reason but still… 

 

6.5/10Story
      
10/10Animation
      
10/10Sound
      
5/10Characters
      
7.6/10Overall

P.S. Some of these Reviews that I am posting, was old Reviews, when I used to write Small Reviews. So some reviews I write will be long and some will be short. :) 


Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Review of Gosick

The Storyline is so unique and amazing and addicting and ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! As you can tell I really adore this Anime. It was almost perfect, only thing I didn’t like was some of the episodes I found slow or not important and of course some other little things here and there. The pace is great bar those odd episodes.
 

The Animation and Sound was good. The opening songs were really good, but I did like the first ending, but can’t really remember the second ending that well, so not sure on that one. The voice acting was good and each voice actor suited the character that they were voicing.
 

The Characters were all unique and different. The main female character Victorique is so funny with the way she acts with people, especially how she treats the main male character Kazuya. She is very smart & small and with that she’s just the perfect detective. Her half-brother is one of the characters that I despise and hate with all my might.


Overall I really loved this Anime, but a few little things made me rate it lower than I would have liked.


9/10Story
      
10/10Animation
      
8/10Sound
      
9/10Characters
      
9.1/10Overall

P.S. Some of these Reviews that I am posting, was old Reviews, when I used to write Small Reviews. So some reviews I write will be long and some will be short. :) 

Thursday, 21 January 2021

I'm coming back

Hello, 

I am so sorry for the lack of posts and the fact I never finished the Anime year posts but life has been stressful, busy and I have had other distractions. 

I have been thinking on how to proceed with the blog; with not doing it anymore or doing it the way I was but maybe making it simpler but in the end I decided I would stop focusing on "Season's" and just do the blog like I used to years ago. Post what I want to post; whether that's "Top 5's, 10's etc" or "Reviews" or something completely new and different. 

My plan is having no plan. Less stress, more fun and in the end I wouldn't feel obliged to get something out in time and rush the post. I looked back at some of my past posts and saw how I could have improved them if I had more time or focused more. I may still have "Season related posts" but it won't be on that given season more on catching up with past seasons or re doing past seasons to improve them. My posts will either be written, video or a mix of both. 

I am looking forward to coming back and I really hope I can get more people interested in my blog and Anime in general. 

To keep up to date with me please check me out on my socials (the ones I update). 

Twitter

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See you soon.

Tara

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