Cardfight Vanguard: Card Game Anime Of The Century

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Cardfight Vanguard has quickly risen up the anime ranks and it’s currently, in my opinion, the third greatest show to have existed. The series controversially decided to leave the old cast for us to get a sequel series in the form of Cardfight Vanguard G. There’s no doubt that the sequel will be great. However, the fact of me thinking that this is a grave mistake is unavoidable. It’ll be extremely challenging to pass this series. If you’re the kind who loves action and good visuals, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Cardfight Vanguard: The First Season Season 1 of the anime is around 70 episodes and it starts the franchise off on a high note. Cardfight Vanguard is a mysterious game that suddenly came to the world. In the midst of it all, Aichi Sendou is your average student who’s a bit timid, […]

Eureka 7

Eureka 7: A Mecha Anime with a Twist

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Today, I decided to review Eureka 7, one of the few mecha anime shows out there. The entire show is about two main characters and their relationship with one another. The real question is, did they get things right? Well, that’s a bit complicated in my own personal opinion. I’ll just cover it all here in my review. Now, let’s get on with the review. Eureka 7: The Good First of all, Studio Bones is the creative mind behind Eureka 7. Although it doesn’t really take any chances. In terms of design, they’re very well-made. The characters are east to differentiate because all of them are quite unique. To add, the themes that this show presents also proves to be one of its strong points. Compared to mecha shows that came before it (and even after), Eureka 7 handles a range of extraordinary themes to […]

Koe no Katachi: A Glimpse Of The Life Of Shoya And Shoko

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Makoto Shinkai, Your Name’s director, has described Koe no Katachi¬†(The Shape Of Voice) as “too cool”. Can this tale of disabilities, school bullying, friendships and growing live up to such a high praise? Opening the film a song from The Who, My Generation, is either an act of supreme confidence or extreme folly. Fortunately, Naoka Yamada’s Koe no Katachi more than manages to live up to the promise set in those opening minutes (add in Shinkai’s praise). Koe no Katachi: Kids Can Be Quite Cruel To One Another Shoya Ishida’s less complicated life becomes a lot more confusing when a deaf girl, Shoko Nishimiya, joins them in his elementary school class. It’s not long before his curiosity, and that of his classmates, turns into something nasty. When Nishimiya eventually transferred to another school, the blame for bullying her falls squarely on Ishida’s shoulders. It may […]

Top 10 Must-Watch Anime That Aired in 2017

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2017 is almost close to ending and 2018 is just around the corner. It also means that we now have a decent number of anime on our hands. Today, I have made a list of the top 10 animes you should definitely watch that made 2017 one great year for animes. Disclaimer: this is an opinionated article. If your favorite anime didn’t make the list, then I would like to apologize ahead of time. Without further ado, here are some of the best animes that aired this 2017: Top 10 of 10: Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Boruto is a direct sequel to the recently concluded Naruto Shippuden that aired in Spring 2017. The main story focuses more on the story of a ninja named Boruto, who’s Naruto’s son. If you loved Naruto before, then you’ll surely love his son as well. Trust me, it’s a […]

Free!: Your Dose of Fan Service and Swimming

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In a commercial that aired 4 years ago, four shirtless anime boys appeared. This commercial became popular due to that fact alone. So, a brand new anime was on its way in which features these four men. Then it came true, the anime goes by the title Free. And, as you may have expected already, Free is a shameless cash-in — though it doesn’t make for an unwatchable show. Free is just one of those animes that’s quite a challenge for me to review since I’ve always identified myself as a straight guy, most definitely not the target market for this review. However, I am willing to take on a female perspective when it comes to making this review. In line with this, let’s take a look at Free in two different ways, as a sports anime and as a fan service anime (for those […]

A Review On Kiba: An Anime Based On A TCG

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Great and high memorable anime series can originate from a ton of factors. Some come as adaptations of manga, some from light novels, and some from games or even from original adaptations. What’s amazingly rare, is finding a great, deep, and dark show that originated from a TCG (trading card game). Kiba (2006) is just one of them. Unlike most shows of the genre, Hiroshi Kojina (director) stated that “(the series) absolutely won’t have any plot elements that curry favor to children.” He further added, “Kiba won’t be the type of show to put ‘human drama’ on the back burner.” With words like that coming from the creative team, and a studio like Madhouse handling animation, Kiba managed to become what perhaps no anime of its type could. Something more than its TCG basis.   The real problem is how it compares to other shounen-action-fantasy […]

Shokugeki no Soma

Shokugeki no Soma – A Review On Food Wars

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Shokugeki no Soma (Food Wars) is an anime about cooking battles as the title suggests. The series gained fame after a few months it’s been airing. Anime lovers welcomed it with open arms. Before we dwell deeper into the subject, let’s get to know the anime better first. Shokugeki no Soma: Overview Yuto Tsukuda is the creative writer behind Shokugeki no Soma. Shun Saeki is the one responsible for the illustration of its manga. Meanwhile, Yuki Morisaki also works as a collaborator providing the recipes used in the series. On November 26, 2012, solo chapters of the manga was in Weekly Shonen Jump. Furthermore, Shueisha released the tankobon volumes of its manga. On September 2017, about 26 volumes of the series are in circulation. Viz Media licensed the entire series and became responsible for releasing digital volumes of Shokugeki no Soma since Marck 18, 2015.¬†Viz […]