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Note: Review Copy provided by Idea Factory International. This is going to be a historic review for the blog. What do I mean. As a long time Neptunia fan this will be the first spinoff game of the franchise I … Continue reading

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Sail the seas and stars alongside a crew of lovely monster girls in Lupiesoft‘s newest title, Mutiny!! Will the voyage be wonderfully naughty or one that will make peeps want to walk the plank? Let us find out. WARNING! Game … Continue reading

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Made in Abyss

Genre Tags: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy

Seasons/Episodes: 13

Synopsis: The Abyss—a gaping chasm stretching down into the depths of the earth, filled with mysterious creatures and relics from a time long past. How did it come to be? What lies at the bottom? Countless brave individuals, known as Divers, have sought to solve these mysteries of the Abyss, fearlessly descending into its darkest realms. The best and bravest of the Divers, the White Whistles, are hailed as legends by those who remain on the surface.

Riko, daughter of the missing White Whistle Lyza the Annihilator, aspires to become like her mother and explore the furthest reaches of the Abyss. However, just a novice Red Whistle herself, she is only permitted to roam its most upper layer. Even so, Riko has a chance encounter with a mysterious robot with the appearance of an ordinary young boy. She comes to name him Reg, and he has no recollection of the events preceding his discovery. Certain that the technology to create Reg must come from deep within the Abyss, the two decide to venture forth into the chasm to recover his memories and see the bottom of the great pit with their own eyes. However, they know not of the harsh reality that is the true existence of the Abyss.

Plot Rating: 9/10

Character Development Rating: 8/10

Progression Rating:  9/10

Animation Rating: 9/10

Conclusion Rating: 10/10

Technical Overall Rating (based on average of above ratings): 9/10

*This rating is unbiased and based completely on the honest ratings for each category and so may often be lower than my personal rating. This is the rating you’d probably like to go by when deciding if you’ll watch a series or not, unless my explanation for my personal rating of why it deserved a better rating is one you agree with

Personal Overall Rating (based solely on my personal enjoyment): 10.5/10

*This rating is totally biased and based completely on my personal feelings of the anime. This will often be higher than the technical rating because sometimes I love certain series despite them being kind of bad. My reasons for the higher rating will often be given here or in the GC.

Should You Watch: Absolutely! No questions asked.

General Comments: Every season, there’s that one anime that not many people pay attention to at first, but then it has an amazing premier and keeps getting better as it goes, to end with a stunning finale and becomes the dark-horse of the season. Yes, Made in Abyss is it. It blew any expectations I had far out the water and might be one of the best anime I’ve seen of it’s kind. It’s literally a masterpiece and I can’t find fault in anything it’s done, except perhaps the over sexualization of children in parts, but even that can be forgiven when the remaining content and the plot is that amazing. The feels were strong in this one and there may be moments not for the feint hearted, but it’s not so much so that it can’t be enjoyed. Although the season wrapped things up in a nice bow, I really hope we’ll see it continue on in a second season, as I’m not ready to ascend from the depths of the abyss just yet. Please watch this show, you won’t regret it.

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Alice to Zouroku

Genre Tags: Adventure, Mystery, Seinen

Seasons/Episodes: 12

Synopsis: The story centers on a little girl called Sana, who is one of the children that holds the power of “Alice’s Dream,” an ability that enables her to materialize anything she imagines. After escaping a lab where she was a test subject, Sana ends up in a normal world where she encounters an old man named Zouroku, but will he help her?

Plot Rating: 8/10

Character Development Rating: 8/10

Progression Rating: 7/10

Animation Rating: 8/10

Conclusion Rating: 10/10

Technical Overall Rating (based on average of above ratings): 8.2/10

*This rating is unbiased and based completely on the honest ratings for each category and so may often be lower than my personal rating. This is the rating you’d probably like to go by when deciding if you’ll watch a series or not, unless my explanation for my personal rating of why it deserved a better rating is one you agree with

Personal Overall Rating (based solely on my personal enjoyment): 10/10

*This rating is totally biased and based completely on my personal feelings of the anime. This will often be higher than the technical rating because sometimes I love certain series despite them being kind of bad. My reasons for the higher rating will often be given here or in the GC.

Should You Watch: Absolutely! Easy recommendation for everyone.

General Comments: Alice to Zoroku was definitely the unexpected gem of the season. From the very first episode, the story gave a dark and suspenseful aura, the action picking up from the very first scene. It’s here that we were introduced to a strange girl with powers to create anything she wished as she tried to escape captivity. We meet a few other characters as well, with similar powers, leading to an unexpected meeting. When Alice met Zoroku, both their lives would never be the same. This series is presented in segments or arcs and the first was by far the darkest and grittiest. The villains were crude and shameless and age didn’t matter in the game of survival they found themselves in. However, the second half/arc shifted it’s tone tremendously, almost to the point of changing genres. What started as a dark, fantasy anime, became primarily  slice of life with familial bonds and friendships as the girl named Sana looks to find her identity. I thought the way the show shifted in response to Sana’s experiences and values very well executed and genius for being able to retain a cohesive story-line despite the shift in tone. It kept me engaged.

Also of note, were the characters themselves. Zoroku is the coolest old man I’ve seen in anime and is the perfect balance of strict and loving. Sanae is the sweetest big sister figure anyone could ask for and Sana of course is a feisty ball of sweetness who makes mistakes, but is genuinely kind and caring. Her fellow “Super Friends” are equally charming, but my absolute favorite is Ichijou. She’s extremely cool with her powers and is the only adult of the lot, where the others are all children. Her most devoted protegee is fun and I love the bond they share. I also really loved the deep friendship between two friends we meet in the last few episodes and of all the relationships in the show, it’s the only one I feel is able to be officially classified as romantic, though it is of course subjective to the viewer. All in all, this was the dark horse of the season and my #3 pick for top anime of Spring 2017. Although the ending can be seen as conclusive, I really would love at least an OVA to show us some final developments, but either way, it was great.

 

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Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria

Genre Tags: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Seasons/Episodes: 12

Synopsis: Sword princess Aiz Wallenstein. Today, once again, the strongest female swordsman heads to the giant labyrinth known as the “Dungeon” along with her allies. On the 50th floor where mysteries and threats such as a decayed dragon’s corpse that crumbles to ash and an irregularity that creeps ever closer to the party loom, Aiz calls for the wind and heads deeper into the darkness of the Dungeon. Eventually, she finds herself meeting a boy for the first time. “Um, are you OK?” In the Labyrinth City of Orario, the contrasting stories of the boy and the girl intersect!

Plot Rating: 7/10

Character Development Rating: 7/10

Progression Rating: 7/10

Animation Rating: 8/10

Conclusion Rating: 8/10

Technical Overall Rating (based on average of above ratings): 7.4/10

*This rating is unbiased and based completely on the honest ratings for each category and so may often be lower than my personal rating. This is the rating you’d probably like to go by when deciding if you’ll watch a series or not, unless my explanation for my personal rating of why it deserved a better rating is one you agree with

Personal Overall Rating (based solely on my personal enjoyment): 7.5/10

*This rating is totally biased and based completely on my personal feelings of the anime. This will often be higher than the technical rating because sometimes I love certain series despite them being kind of bad. My reasons for the higher rating will often be given here or in the GC.

Should You Watch: If you enjoyed DanMachi and want alternative views to key events, probably.

General Comments: So, this is a spin-off of DanMachi, focusing on Ais, the Sword Princess of the Loki Familia who we all know Bell fawned over in the main series. We see more on her familia and their adventures and how they intersect with Bell’s. The characters were fun and interesting, though the my personal favorite was Riveria. It was an entertaining plot and had decent action, but the depth of the plot seemed lacking. It’s strange that the main series had more ecchi to it than this and probably shouldn’t have been taken seriously, but it’s actually much deeper, more developed and more enjoyable than this spin-off was. It was nice to see Ais’ view for a change in things, but because her character isn’t very expressive as it is, I had a harder time keeping attention. Needless to say, although it was a nice addition to the series and I don’t regret watching it, I prefer DanMachi more. However, based on the ending, it seems likely we will be getting more of it as well as more DanMachi in the future, which is fine with me.

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