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Kizumonogatari

Kizumonogatari

Loved it. This trilogy reframed my appreciation for this series. Hanekawa was the definite highlight of the movies for me regarding how pivotal of a role she plays. Araragi and Shinobu’s relationship was also excellent, but I felt Hanewaka’s presence was the underlying backbone of this trilogy. The fanservice is a bit much, but it’s Monogatari so it’s not too surprising.

Rating: 10/10

Tales of Zestiria the X

Tales of Zestiria the X

All visual, little plot. What story present here is rather elementary and by the numbers. You have seen the malevolence gimmick a million times over and the anime doesn’t even try to do anything new with it. You’ll be bored out of your mind for most of Zestiria. Rose and Edna where the only two keeping me going.

The only semblance of originality comes from the Berseria subplot that takes place rather early within two episodes and never comes back. Like really?

If you want to watch a really good game to anime adaptation, head over to Virgin Soul.

Rating: 6/10

Berserk (2017)

Berserk (2017)

The last couple of minutes of this season’s Berserk is a huge troll. The 2D animation they gloriously showcase is something that fans have begged on their knees for throughout this remake’s run. Otherwise, still very watchable. Yes the animation is rage inducing on how much of a let down it is during key moments in the narrative, but Berserk’s story is still that good despite the devil animation holding it down.

Rating: 7/10

Eromanga Sensei

Eromanga Sensei

So this is a thing … and I watched all of it … for research purposes of course.

Rating: 5/10

Tsugumomo

Tsugumomo

I dunno, watch for the lewds … if you want to go to jail. Interesting premise but really incomplete as an anime.

Rating: 6/10

Attack on Titan Season 2

Attack on Titan Season 2

Attack on Titan Season 2 is definitely less hype than its initial release a couple of years ago, instead we get a surprisingly foreboding and mature Attack on Titan. I guess that’s what happens when you gag angst Eren for most of the season’s run and bring into center stage what we thought were just fluff side characters. The mystery is even more thick despite the huge reveals this time around. A more questions asked than answered and I love it.

Rating: 8/10

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