So I’m a Spider, So What?

Now, I know I’m kinda ranting a bit here about the issues this show has, but the truth of the matter is that I actually really liked it and enjoyed my time with it! The thing about Kumo Desu ga is that it does a poor job of playing to its strengths; but those same strengths are so strong and so well done that they redeem a lot of its weaknesses.… Read more.

Elfen Lied

That brings us to what is perhaps my primary point of contention—the “plot”. Nothing that happens in this show makes sense. Let me break down the story for you (all of the fucking interpersonal melodrama between characters entirely ignorant of what’s going on behind the scenes aside, we’ll get to that trust me).… Read more.


Otherwise known by the long winded names of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru, or My Teen Romantic Comedy is Wrong, As I Expected, Oregairu could’ve been more aptly named “We Live in a Society, the Animation”.… Read more.


Okay, so Promare is a mecha firefighting anime movie where the world and its people are protected by a physical manifestation of the power of friendship and unity which consumes the entire planet in flames, then saved by a giant fucking robot called Deus X Machina who punches the shit out of it.… Read more.

Bloom Into You

…and I’m not saying that shows like these need comedy, but in the absence of comedy you need a damn good narrative. Naturally, that begs the question—does this show have one? Honestly, that’s a tough one.… Read more.


Immediately there’s a problem; obviously I don’t take issue with the Yuri genre in and of itself (its painful stereotypes aside), but Yuzu doesn’t just fall in love with another girl; she falls in love with her fucking step sister.… Read more.


You know how I like to call myself a “professional masochist”? That’s a lie. I’m a liar. I like a good challenge, not flagellating myself with nothing to be gained in the process; and that’s exactly what the experience of watching Rent-a Girlfriend is like.… Read more.

Redo of Healer

As the show continues, you learn that it is set in a dark fantasy world where the conflict between humanity and the demon king is not nearly as clear cut as you might expect, with morally bankrupt and twisted heroes willing to distort reality for the sake of appearing righteous and just in their cause.… Read more.

Domestic Girlfriend

Assuming you’re familiar with even the basic premise of Domestic Girlfriend (with the Japanese title of Domestic na Kanojo), you probably don’t need me to tell you that it’s bad. Anyone could guess that much just by looking at the title, for god’s sake; but for the sake of getting something out of the time I spent putting myself through it, I’m going to regale you with the tale of my suffering anyway—there certainly is something to be said about using my 100th anime milestone as an excuse to explore this sort-of extreme.… Read more.


…before I continue, though, we need to stop and address the show’s own description. A “chaotic romantic comedy” filled with a “non-stop sequence of comedy scenes and misunderstandings”, huh? Reading that before even going into the show didn’t exactly fill me with hope, especially when my own expectations were already quite low in the first place, but never could I have imagined in my wildest dreams how absolutely literal that description was, and holy shit does it make for a painful watch.… Read more.