Madoka Magica

…before we talk about that, though, one major thing I forgot about this show before rewatching it is that it’s actually very action-oriented, so much so that I felt like I was watching an over-the-top shonen battle as opposed to the psychological thriller/horror anime that Madoka Magica is supposed to be.… Read more.

Pupa

I’m not really sure how much I can even say about Pupa that hasn’t already been said and to be completely honest it’s hard to passionately despise it at this point (especially when considering how short it was and how easy it was to laugh at), but I’m going to take the quality time to paint a complete picture of my disgust anyways.… Read more.

Oresuki

…and yet further still, it’s not about the budding romance between the male and female protagonist, nor is it about the eventual crushes the other female characters develop for him. Instead, it’s about the relationship between the male protagonist, his friends, and most importantly of all, his best friend.… Read more.

Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism

…first off, I went into this expecting it to be more of a comedy and less action and plot heavy than it actually was. If you couldn’t tell just from that comment alone, it’s really not; this is a straight up shonen anime, action scenes and attack names abound.… Read more.

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

…and yet, for as dense as the protagonist truly is, it’s somehow believable; she’s so caught up in the idea that she’s the villain, that the male characters will inevitably fall in love with the game’s original protagonist and that her life is in danger to the point where you can actually sympathize with her denseness.… Read more.

K-On!

Many, many times in the past, I have referenced K-On’s “sense of grand scale”, a point of discussion I use for many other shows I watch both in and out of its genre—but what exactly does that mean?… Read more.

Konosuba

…never does the show feel like it slows down, misses a beat, or runs out of ideas; and despite how unavoidably incompetent Kazuma and his party seem, the show never strays too far from their ultimate goal of defeating the Devil King, always driving the plot forward in the most unexpected but welcome ways.… Read more.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

…it’s actually quite sad when it ends because it leaves you desperately wanting more. Like, I’d literally pay to see the remainder of Chiyo, Nozaki and everyone else’s high school lives animated in full.… Read more.