I’ll admit, the title of the anime intrigued me a bit. While I wasn’t expecting anything related to Clockwork Orange, I also wasn’t expecting lazy storytelling in a sci-fi anime that actually has great potential. Note that this isn’t a review; rather thoughts after watching eight episodes. AdvertisementsRead More Clockwork Planet: Lacklustre Storytelling makes Bad Sci-fi
A disease (or rather, trend) that most modern day romance (and romance-comedy) anime have these days is that they avoid the “darker” issues of infatuation. To them, infatuation is like that first crush in high school: bright, mellow, sometimes bittersweet. The male and female protagonist will end up together, their love made clear by their […]Read More Kuzu no Honkai: A somber visit to love’s graveyard
Only good news has been heard about the movie Kimi no na wa. For example, it has passed the 20 billion yen mark. It’s being considered for an Oscar nomination, which is amazing since Americans have really shit taste in what they watch (at least Spotlight was great). RADWIMPS is even getting in on the glory, with their […]Read More No, Shinkai is NOT the new Miyazaki
I already watched the shitty DVD-rip quality a week before, but I decided to hold my review until the premiere in Singapore, which was today. The student discount also made it possible for me to watch it without straining my wallet too much. Mind you, Singapore’s capitalism makes everything expensive, including drinks. Ahem, anyway… Kimi no […]Read More Kimi no na wa.: Shinkai’s best work to date
Hey, how’s it going there? My last post was in… holy shit, it was back in June. Anyway, before I get to reviewing New Game, I think I owe you readers an explanation for my very long absence from the anime world in general. If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you might know already. But […]Read More New Game: So Much Potential Squandered
Is it fair to judge an anime simply based on the contents of the first three episodes? I don’t think so.Read More Is the 3-Episode Rule Sacrosanct?
I’ve finished binge watching Grimgar last week, but I needed some time to actually mull over the anime because it left quite an impression on me. You see, I’m a huge fan of MMO-themed anime. When Grimgar came out, I was like “meh, it’s probably another SAO”. But when I finally found a hotspot fast enough to batch-download […]Read More Grimgar: An MMO Anime that Actually Values Progress