Posted on 6 January 2006 with categories: Alphabetical - (M - Q)

Macross – (TV) – 82,5/100
Macross – Do You Remember Love? – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Macross Frontier – (TV) – 80/100
Macross Frontier – Itsuwari no Utahime – (Movie) – 85/100
Macross Frontier – Sayonara no Tsubasa – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Macross Plus – (OVA) – 87,5/100
Macross Zero – (OVA) – 77,5/100
Madlax – (TV) – 87,5/100
Magikano – (TV) – 73/100
Mahoujin Guruguru – (TV) – 80/100
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A’s – (TV) – 85/100
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS – (TV) – 74/100
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The Movie – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica – (TV) – 87/100
Mahou Shoujotai – (TV) – 97/100
Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto – (TV) – 82,5/100
Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto ~Natsu no Sora~ – (TV) – 85/100
Mahou Tsukai Tai – (TV) – 81/100
Mahou Tsukai Tai OVA – (OVA) – 87/100
Mai Mai Miracle – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Mai Otome – (TV) – 63/100
Mai Otome Zwei – (OVA) – 63/100
Maison Ikkoku – (TV) – 92,5/100
Major – (TV) – 72,5/100
Makai Senki Disgaea – (TV) – 81/100
Marco the Movie – Haha o Tazunete Sanzenri – (Movie) – 87,5/100
Mardock Scramble – The First Comression – (Movie) – 82,5/100
Mardock Scramble – The Second Compression – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Maria-Sama ga Miteru – (TV) – 82,5/100
Maria-Sama ga Miteru – Haru – (TV) – 82,5/100
Maria-Sama ga Miteru – Third Season – 85/100
Maria-Sama ga Miteru Fourth Season – (TV) – 87,5/100
Marie & Gali – 87,5/100
Master Keaton – (TV) – 87,5/100
Master Keaton OVA – (TV) – 87,5/100
Master of Epic – (TV) – 89/100
Matantei Loki Ragnarok – (TV) – 85/100
Mawaru Penguin Drum – (TV) – 92,5/100
Mazinkaiser – (TV) – 77,5/100
Medaka Box – (TV) – 79/100
Medaka Box Abnormal – (TV) – 76/100
Melody of Oblivion – (TV) – 50/100
Mermaid’s Forest – (TV) – 92/100
Metropolis – (Movie) – 90/100
Michiko e Hatchin – (TV) – 92,5/100
Millennium Actress – (Movie) – 91/100
Minami-Ke Okaeri – (TV) – 80/100
Mind Game – (Movie) – 72/100
Mirai Nikki – (TV) – 82,5/100
Mission-E – (TV) – 77,5/100
Mitsudomoe – (TV) – 77,5/100
Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu! – (TV) – 80/100
Miyori no Mori – (OVA) – 81/100
MM! – (TV) – 75/100
Mobile Police Patlabor – (TV) – 87,5/100
Mobile Police Patlabor – (OVA) – 85/100
Mobile Police Patlabor 2 – (OVA) – 90/100
Mobile Police Patlabor – (Movie) – 82/100
Mobile Police Patlabor II – (Movie) – 84/100
Mobile Police Patlabor WXIII – (Movie) – 85/100
Mobile Suit Gundam – 0800 – War in the Pocket – (TV) – 87,5/100
Mobile Suit Gundam – (TV) – 85/100
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 – (TV) – 83/100
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season – (TV) – 77,5/100
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 – A wakening of The Trailblazer – (Movie) – 80/100
Mobile Suit Gundam – Stardust Memory – (OVA) – 62,5/100
Mobile Suit Gundam – The 08th MS Team – (TV) – 80/100
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam – (TV) – 77,5/100
Mokke – (TV) – 89/100
Mononoke – (TV) – 86/100
Monster – (TV) – 95/100
Moshidora – (TV) – 80/100
Mouretsu Pirates – (TV) – 86/100
Mouryou no Hako – (TV) – 92,5/100
Moyashimon – (TV) – 85/100
Moyashimon Returns – (TV) – 81/100

Mr Stain on Junk Alley – (TV) – 80/100
Munto the Movie – (Movie) – 30/100
Murder Princess – (OVA) – 76/100
Musashi – The Dream of the Last Samurai – (TV) – 57,5
Mushishi – (TV) – 94/100
Mushrambo The Movie – 1 – (Movie) – 15/100
Muteki Kanban Musume – (TV) – 84/100
My Beautiful Girl Mari – (Movie) – 77/100
My Neighbour Totoro – (Movie) – 89/100
My Neighbours the Yamadas – (Movie) – 73/100
Mysterious Cities of Gold – (TV) – 92,5/100

Nadia – The Secret of Blue Water – (TV) – 85/100
Nagagutsu Sanjuushi – (Movie) – 45/100
Nana – (TV) – 92,5/100
Nanatsuiro Drops – (TV) – 71/100
Narutaru – (TV) – 88/100
Nasu – Suitcase no Wataridori – (Movie) – 85/100
Nasu – Summer in Andalusia – (Movie) – 70/100
Natsuiro Kiseki – (TV) – 85/100
Natsume Yuujin-Chou – (TV) – 87,5/100
Natsume Yuujin-Chou San – (TV) – 87,5/100
Natsume Yuujin-Chou Shi – (TV) – 87,5/100
Natsu no Arashi – (TV) – 82,5/100
Natsuyuki Rendezvous – (TV) – 91/100
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – (Movie) – 77/100
Nazo no Kanojo X – (TV) – 82,5/100
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth – (Movie) – 69/100
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion – (Movie) – 82/100
NHK ni Youkoso – (TV) – 84/100
NieA Under 7 – (TV) – 76/100
Night Head Genesis – (TV) – 86/100
Night on the Galactic Railroad – (Movie) – 75/100
Night on the Galactic Railroad – Fantasy Railroad of the Stars – (OVA) – 85/100
Nijuu Mensou no Musume – (TV) – 82,5/100
Nisemonogatari – (TV) – 80/100
Nitaboh – (Movie) – 65/100
No.6 – (TV ) – 82,5/100
Nodame Cantabile – (TV) – 90/100
Nodame Cantabile – Paris Hen – (TV) – 82,5/100
Noein – (TV) – 96/100
Now and Then, Here and There – (TV) – 91/100
Nurarihyon no Mago – (TV) – 75/100
Nurarihyon no Mago – Sennen Makyou – (TV) – 80/100

Oblivion Island – Haruka and the Magic Mirror – (Movie) – 65/100
Omoshi Magical Theatre: Risky Safety – (TV) – 85/100
One Outs – (TV) – 80/100
Onigamiden – (Movie) – 75/100Onii-Sama e – (TV) – 87,5/100
Only Yesterday – (Movie) – 78/100
Ooedo Rocket – (TV) – 88/100
Ookami Kakushi – (TV) – 72,5/100
Ookami-San to Shichinin no Nakama-Tachi – (TV) – 77,5/100
Ookiku Furikabutte – (TV) – 85/100
Ookiku Furikabutte – Natsu no Taikai-hen – (TV) – 85/100
Orphen – (TV) – 76/100
Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha – 87,5/100
Oseam – (Movie) – 88/100
Otogi Juushi Akazukin – (TV) – 92/100
Otogizoshi – (TV) – 85/100
Otome Youkai Zakuro – (TV) – 85/100
Ouran High School Host Club – (TV) – 73/100
Overman King Gainer – (TV) – 83/100
Ozuma – (TV) – 67,5/100

Pale Cocoon – (OVA) – 69/100
Pandora Hearts – (TV) – 87,5/100
Pani Poni Dash – (TV) – 89/100
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt – (TV) – 82,5/100
Papa no Iukoto ni Kikinasai – (TV) – 77,5/100
Paprika – (Movie) – 74/100
Paradise Kiss – (TV) – 57/100
Perfect Blue – (Movie) – 87/100
Perrine Monogatari – (TV) – 90/100
Persona – Trinity Soul – (TV) – 77,5/100
Pet Shop of Horrors – (OVA) – 82/100
Phantom – (TV) – 92,5/100
Phi Brain – (TV) – 82,5/100
Phi Brain Season 2 – (TV) – 80/100
Piano no Mori – (Movie) – 82/100
Please Save my Earth – (OVA) – 77/100
Pokemon The Origin – (OVA) – 75/100
Polar Bear Cafe – (TV) – 81/100
Pom Poko – (Movie) – 76/100
Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea – (Movie) – 85/100
Porco Rosso – (Movie) – 88/100
Porfy no Nagai Tabi – (TV) – 90/100
Potemayo – (TV) – 73/100
Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki – (TV) – 85/100
Precure All-Stars DX3 – Mirai ni Todoke! Sekai o Tsunagu Niji-Iro no Hana – (Movie) – 65/100
Pretty Cure All-Stars DX2 – (Movie) – 55/100
Prime Rose – (Movie) – 75/100
Princess Mononoke – (Movie) – 84/100
Princess Nine – (TV) – 80/100
Princess Tutu – (TV) – 87,5/100
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Psycho Pass – (TV) – 87,5/100

Quiz Magic Academy OVA – (OVA) – 60/100

Or are the 50s the new late 30s or early 40s?
Are japanese people vampires?
@Vonter: If you look at the voice list, that Japanese voice actor for Mario in that anime movie is the same voice actor for Amuro Ray from the original Gundam.
Also considering Baby Bowser was raised by Kamek. I suppose those beings could be made by magic.
@Kaiser-Eoghan - My head canon is that Bowser made them himself. Kinda Lord Zedd or Rita from Power Rangers.
I still subscribe to the headcanon that Peach is the mother of Bowsers children.
I remember growing up with the relatively poor American cartoons, none of them featured Wario.
I have committed videogame genocide apparently.
Everytime I broke or hit a brick in the Mario games I was probably murdering a toad.
The ending it's "interesting" considering the relationship Mario and Peach have isn't something as close, as Link and Zelda.
@Kaiser-Eoghan - It's weird but at the same time it does use elements from the game. Like the music, and story bits from the manual from the original Super Mario Bros. (Where it mentioned Bowser uses magic to turn Toads into the bricks, clouds and other objects of the game).
I never did end up watching the Mario anime movie that came out in the 80s.
Also someone is putting the effort of making a Bowsette adventure doujin. This is the type of stuff that could be it's own original thing since it strays far from what's Mario. Despite the occasional mild nudity it's quite fun so far, despite also how weird it is.
@Kaiser-Eoghan - At the very least it'll be interesting to see where it goes. It happens also every time something comes back. Times change and so the way we make stories. Also the original run had a curtain call chapter, so this is more a new story.
Which is often what happens with episodic stuff for me.
I essentially read Fraken Fran until I got my fill of it.
@Vonter, I feel that Franken Fran pretty much ran it's course though. Not sure what a new series could bring.
Latest news: Franken Fran will get a new manga series. After it was cut short, it seems this little horror manga will get another chance:
I also read a bit ahead on Shield Hero. And I like it is character driven, but the cast isn't as big as other Isekai, like in Overlord where there are too many characters to easily keep track of what's happening (ever since it started Overlord feels like the most attached to its light novel origins).
The monster town growing and expanding into it's own country reminded me of Digimon World. A game which you allied with Digimon to expand your town, add shops and other services. I've heard Xenoblade X was also like that.
I watched during the weekend, the Slime Isekai. It's fine, though it lacked more conflict, the MC feels like its too powerful. Maybe this would have been great as a videogame since the concept of how this Slime evolves reminds me of the SNES game: E.V.O. The Search of Eden. It was about your character evolving through the ages and the player choosing how it adapts to it's environment.
Also nice to see some love for LOGH in your personal lists (especially Aidan's). I guess it's too much of a niche series (a political epic in space) to score highly in the overall list, but I loved it. It retained much of what made the OVA so great while providing a much-needed update to its visuals and arguably better pacing.
I also hadn't heard of the Kase-san OVA. Not sure whether enough can really happen in a one-hour OVA to make it worthwhile (it gives the impression of being promotional material more than a full-fledged adaptation), but I've been looking for another good yuri series after Bloom into You, so it can't hurt to give it a try.
Nice to see Kaze ga made it on the list, even with just one cour out. I've seen most of the stuff that's won positive awards, but I've always avoided Pop Team Epic because of how silly it seemed to me. But given all the positive reviews (here and elsewhere) maybe I should give it a chance after all.
Yu-no can go fuck itself.
There's also Yuasa's new thing.
Maybe the thriller shows will be worthwhile but I'm not really as interested.
Yeah spring looks packed for me, there's also that throwback ova to riding Bean and some creature horror ova.
I notice that Index gets an annoying amount of episodes/adaptations, one of those shows that keeps going away for a while then keeps coming back.
We might get dororohedero and Vinliand saga at years end. I would like for pluto to air this year.
Definately looking forward to the josei and shoujo stuff in Spring 2019, nothing of interest for me thats on the summer 2019 list yet.
Like you wrote, seems like it's the start for new ways to stream anime. With Crunchyroll making simulcasts and Netflix putting some anime in the spotlight considering the audience it has (and it also helps it has better dubs, at least in spanish). Finally I felt last year the criticism of fanservice got more loud, also summed with how tumblr and facebook politics are putting restrain on sex conten
@Anon, Netflix is getting Watanabe's new series, Carole & Tuesday, next season. It might not have the mass appeal of Crybaby (violence and sex) or Aggretsuko (cute animals), but it ought to do well for them if they slap "FROM THE DIRECTOR OF COWBOY BEBOP" all over the Internet.
Last year I also didn't watched a lot of drama or slice of life, which is a shame since a lot of what's listed reads like it fits those genres.
Kind of a lukewarm year 2018 was in terms of anime series. Although I admit I watched a lot of trash as well. Most of the good stuff I watched last year was on Netflix. In terms of bad I already an issue on the list because disappointing, bad and trash are different degrees of badness.
Sorry for being so long and overdramatic, I'd normally stay quiet but I had to get my feelings out.
I don't want to say anymore about this show anymore, I know those who did watch it generally emotionally connected with it or thought it was some kind of epic, if anything I felt it was an epic ruined by being chopped down. I hated it.
Nothing seems settled on long enough and nothing registers.
As Hateable as Jomy is in the beginning, I would at least liked to have seen proper flow of plot structure allowing for some natural progression of character.
As an idea and I think if explored with more episodes/more it could be something, this also includes Keith.
The timeskip and general pacing annihilate anything that could be anything approaching reaching close to working with this series, resulting in an un-compelling cast I feel nothing for that ruins and undersells any drama which is far too overdone when it occurs.
I can't complete this, don't care if I've watched the first half.
I didn't like the couple of episodes of Terra e I watched a some years ago, unfortunately this second attempt, over halfway through the show only illustrates further just how much I utterly despise this show.
As I've said before, I do think re-watches are important, especially years later after watching a show you disliked, if only to see if you'll enjoy it on the second run, lately thats been mostly successful for me, however....
Meanwhile, I do expect that this year will be much stronger in terms of quality. Of course, I had the same assumptions last year based on the winter shows, but I do feel like this could be a stronger year full of great shows, instead of a lot of merely "good" ones.
I predict that Netflix this year probably won't have a Devilman/Aggretsuko-level hit in terms of new anime. Evangelion is probably all they need, even though it's an old series.
If anyone thought that wasn't getting on this list, they either didnt watch it or have really low standards
@Lenlo: Its so catharctic that you listed steins;gate 0 I remember how we essentially lived and watched it together.
I think thats what the most pleasant surprise category is supposed to be. Didnt wanna double up on to many cats
No biggest surprise category?
I can understand including bunny-senpai as a runner up, I'd have trouble picking between it and sorayori.
Episode 7 is so damn good, I don't care that its American.
@Aidan: How do you think I feel, I'm not far off 35.
Glad you actually made room for a movie category aswell.
Based Lenlo, cheating with American anime cartoon.
Im just happy I got Castlevania on this list at all
Dropped planet with, hinamatsuri and violent evergarden though, didn't see Hisone.
I probably would have replaced planet with with happy sugar life or banana fish though or yagate ga kimi.
In any case, I am glad my wife Kanna Hanazawa won an award on your list and that Devilman got featured more than once.
Ah, I though you would be splitting the voice actor category into voice actor and voice actress, though I suppose that's probably cheating a bit.
You're not alone - of the four of us, I was the only one who watched it.
I must have missed ASAGAO TO KASE-SAN. Hadn't heard of it until now, I should have paid more attention.
Oh and the music was pretty good too I guess. Another episode is airing in March.
Masa also recovered from his car accident from a few episodes ago. It was totally unneeded in my opinion.
The last episode of Tsurune was a decent ending to an otherwise formulaic sports show with some great animation on par for the course with KyoAni. Minato overcame his target panic and won it for the team. Twins got owned big time.
There's a new episode out of the Gridman voice drama: It's a pretty good one too.
My only worry is if the series will be able to get to its logical stopping point (the end of the Claw arc) in 12 episodes. But I suppose I should trust Bones over my vague memories of how much content there is left to cover.
Yeah, I agree a split cour could be good. It would allow the series to maintain its high levels of animation, and given how stacked next season looks to be (anime aside, there's also American Gods and the Game of Thrones madness to keep up with), and with another ONE show airing, a break wouldn't be so bad.
Split cour of Mob Psycho would be awesome. I don't want to watch 2 ONE's adaptation in one season
Not for bloggin
While I love Mob, I am a bit happy its only 1 cour. I couldnt do 3 2 cour series
Assuming we do get 12 episodes, a split cour would still make sense ... but I guess we'll just have to wait for the official confirmations
As far as I can tell the only source is some guy in Twitter, so not sure how reliable it is
@Kaiser-Eoghan - Devilman Lady is what comes to mind on how to do this type of show better. That one had also a special agency for supernatural incidents, has a simple but compelling main character, uses it's time to build atmosphere and mood and even the action while a bit stilted had better monster design and the violence it's graphic but entertaining like Robocop.
@Kaiser-Eoghan - Ok I will check. I'm also curious where it goes in terms of tone. Because it's all over the place.
Ok. Last time I tried the login in feature didn't respond. This time it worked.
@Anon: Keep me posted of magical girl spec ops in case it does turn into the kind of guilty pleasure shlock it should.
@Anon: Is this vonter? If you register an account you can keep the name.
But I think what gets me the most its how it beats the dead horse of the 80s action hero arc. Van Damme, Arnold and Stallone had more or less these type of lines. Its kind of funny this anime pretends these aren't tropes we don't use anymore because of how corny they come off. It'll definitely work better as an abridged series since it can be very boring when it tries to add the school life moment
Also Mahou Spec Ops... Is interestingly bad. It tries to be exploitative and shocking but feels very sloppy, kinda like that meme of *slow heavy metal music plays* It also wants to play it like a dark shoujo anime, but the cute monsters are just distracting.
Reading your conversations about idols, despite being mediocre Gokudolls and Ore Mahou Shoujo made jabs at that culture. At least painting some aspects that may be true of how exploitative it is. I suppose because those are subpar, over the top and cheap is what they can do that. Can't remember one aside from Perfect Blue which criticizes that industry.
But only if there was more anime noirs.
Reminds me of that stalin vs hitler comic. Think it was russian. They're attacking each other with magical super powers there. And yeah, I love noir now that you mention it.
@Amagi: That'd make for a great noir story.
@Amagi: Imagine Stalin and Hitler trolling each other on twitter.
It's easy to construct superiority when you never have to show your private face and never participate in mundane chat talks or so.
I bet a lot of people who had some aura of authority back then due to only ever appearing in books or for very rare (scripted) speeches would probably laughing stocks now if we'd see them commenting on daily stuff and news on twitter or reddit.
I personally have given up upon having heroes. I still find a lot of historical people interesting but let's be real the few of them that weren't blatanly bad in some way were different then we imagine them to be (even if they're good). Just look how different people feel now that you see them tweeting on twitter VS policians etc decades ago.
I like the idea of a main character longing for a dead friend and role model he had and still idolizes. Then at some point he starts reconstructing his friend's past to cherish his memories about him even more but finds out that the friends wasn't the hero he believed him to be and maybe even the own memories of him were idealized a lot over the years after his death without him even noticing.
Yeah we are always searching for some sort of über-ich or perfect being that symbolizes the goal of some personality growth we're trying to achieve.
Or the reason why some people need to have so many things or idols they probably don't need.
I think there is a genetic/mental inadequacy in humanity that makes us susceptible to following "higher people who we forget are actually human" because of our own desire for an avatar or general inadequacy as human beings.
Yeah this. It's probably also why they defend them so eagerly. Because it's actually true that "their" version of that person would never do that.
@Amagi: And that probably creates a much stronger blow to them when the actor is found guilty of a crime.
@Amagi: Very good response.
It's kinda weird how almost everything we know about others is actually just interpretation to some degree.
The weird thing is that I think that many fans of acrots/celebrities rather create their own versions of them they fall in love with rather than loving the actual person, whom they barely even know. It's fun because the concept of a waifu sounds extremely weird to normal people, but many normal people kinda do this too but with real persons (but imaginary personality).
I think thats where it starts getting obsessive or where it gets too close to the next level, such as what the anon mentioned.
I also can't bring myself to get too attached to a celebrity or to a character. I do look at hentai doujins yes but, I've probably had thoughts about certain actors or what not, but I never actually want to sleep with them, again I think that's taking fantasy too far.
I never know if these are serious celebrations or rather some fun memes they do to post, I always assumed the latter. Kinda.
I think the fans celebrating the idol's birthday thing is taking it to far too, especially if its an anime character.
Yeah I was never an idol fan either, and I don't just mean the idol genre in anime but anything similar to idol stuff in general, like being a fanboy/girl of some celebrity or something. Was never able to get into that.
Its all too superficial.
Don't like the ideas it gives teenage girls either .
Certain topics just set me off =<
The third episode of Wake Up girls was pretty good in that regard. I think it was the third one.
But yes, thats a pretty bad story what happened to the woman you mentioned.
@Anon: Might be a good idea to catch some documentaries on that topic .
But that was just a sentence from some guy on a podcast though.
Now though I didn't see it, I do recall someone saying some of that Wake up girls idol anime slightly brought up seedier parts of the industry if not much.
The hallow shallowness of the idol industry I mean.
I also dislike the shallowness of it.
I love how Perfect blue takes influences from those gialli/giallo style films from the 60s/70s to an extent, while also spitting on the industry.
But you know what sucks? A part of me, both in regards to those women (and probably some of the male idols) whether it be in reality or animation, I can't actually deny finding some of these men/women actually physically attractive.
Music industry has its seediness just about everywhere and of course victim blaming going to appear everywhere, not just Japan.
@Anon: I hate capitalism, I hate the idol communication-commercialist industry and the willing self-aware slaves and their masters who perpetuate it, the music is largely awful aswell. I don't watch most of the idol anime, I think the idea of 30 something men throwing cash it is awful.
Wonder if there will be some modern equivalent of Perfect Blue? That was a scathing critique of the idol industry back in the late 90s. Although given how shows that are flat out glorifying the industry are the best-selling shows on BD every year, I doubt it.
In short, she was assaulted by two men at her home who were then arrested. Then she was pressured by her managers into claiming that she was to blame for this, not the men and apologizing to an audience.
Hearing about what happened to some idol named Mahohon seriously makes me wonder if idol culture in Japan seriously needs an overhaul and if media needs to stop glorifying the industry so much.
Ok. No pressure, just asking.
@Anon, we are working on it. It's nearing completion and should be posted soon.
I don't know if I missed it. But have you put the overview of 2018? Of best show, best character, etc. Did 2018 had a good anime villain?
Anyhoo, surprisingly Lovecraft's books have some really faithful manga adaptions
A story set in world post "Cthulhu"(or whatever is setting equivalent) awakening and transcending humans into "savage" inhuman world that he is supposed to bring forth
Ya know, speaking of lovecraft here is what I really want to see:
Well I guess Die Farbe and whisperer in the darkness count and the cthulu one, the latter two were done by the Lovecraft society.
The closest we got with an actual adaptation was Dreams of the witchhouse , but they left out Nyarlathotep.
Those films were fun, but none of them dated well either.
I have to seperate my knowledge of the books from Stuart Gordon and Brian yuznas films that borrow elements and titles from Lovecrafts works, once I accept their takes on him are just body horror a black comedies I can kind of accept it more.
I think Junji Ito's manga works have come the closest to Lovecrafts brand of horror, and we all saw how that adaptation went.
Yeah, Lovecraft is a hard one. Even his own books are hit or miss, because it is a very fine line for his brand of psychological horror. Would make for an interesting and unique anime if done well though
A lovecraft themed world would find some difficulty in getting the atmosphere right as he has proved difficult to adapt.
Ah. Yeah, a non-traditional setting like that would be good. I think Isekai, to really change it up, should start going for non-traditional settings. Sci-Fi, Lovecraft, etc. I think this was mentioned before yeah?
@Lenlo: I believe the anon was saying it in relation to making a good setting for an isekai show.
Its why I standby Sakaki in this that, even if he was a dick about it, he is right to be angry at how it all placed out. Just not at Kurahara.

Also @Anon, I loved Bloodborne! No idea what the convo is about, but saw it mentioned
They should Kaiser, I agree. Just look at American college football right now. ITs coming out all over the place, and people wonder why teams dont speak out against it. Its because they are kids, they think "This is how its SUPPOSED to be. Only the best make it. Its not the coaches fault, he makes us win". etc etc.
There is a spinoff anthology for bloom into you's manga.
Or other big issues relating to sports such as performance enhancing drugs.
Lenlo, a thought popped into my head there, more sports shows should focus on abuse.
I think flipflappers is one of my favourites in years, but it was definately at its best when it wasn't really about wrapping up its story.
Space Dandy and Kaiba had this to some degree too. Liked both series.
@Kaiser: Kinda sad that the latter half of Flip Flappers was rather weak because it started with this different worlds idea.
I think Matsumoto stuff might actually be the very first anime I have seen in my life, not regularly though and usually when I was in Italy.
The noir world could be in black and white.
How about another world that has different sections that follow different genres?
@Anon: Helped greatly by his use of artistic cinematography and use of dramatic stills.
Old anime has very bitter stories. Despite the old drawings, several had harsh live lessons. Osamu Dezaki had such a talent to direct drama.
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Winter 2019 Summary – Week 2

Welcome to the new weekly section where I will cover current season’s shows that I’m still following that haven’t been blogged by us, the leftovers so to speak. That way readers who watch these shows below can keep tabs on how we feel about them. At the moments aside from the top tiers shows we […]

Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai – 02 [The Wandering Six]

Many of you might wonder why I decided to blog this show, despite the first episode spent two third of its time in one single aerial combat, which can be fascinating to watch but bring extremely little to talk about. While I agree that Kotobuki has its fair share of underwhelming aspects (which I will […]

Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019) – 04 [VS The Imaginator 1]

It starts with a girl jumping off the building. I’m always a sucker for this sort of opener (clue in to Lain and Satoshi Kon even though Kon never technically did that for opener), and it feels like a decent start for the next arc to come. It basically repeats the same formula as the […]

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai – 02

WARNING: This review of Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai has been authored by a non-manga reader. His ignorance of future characters and plot points may limit his perspective on the series as it unfolds. Proceed with caution! Boy, is this show a treat. I know we’re only two weeks into the winter season, but Kaguya-sama is my […]

Yakusoku no Neverland – 02[131045]

Thus the story of the Promised Neverland starts in earnest now that the first episode has revealed it’s book and the nature of the orphanage is revealed. As someone aptly put it, this is like Chicken Run, the anime. It’s quite interesting seeing things from a new perspective now that the curtain has risen as […]

Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru – 13 [And Then Start Running]

Kaze Fui returns, contending with and maybe even beating Mob Psycho for best episode of the week! We have introspection, backstory, and the team coming together to protect their emotionally stunted friend! Lets charge in! Everything about Kaze Fui this week was fantastic. From the narrative to the VA’s. But one I want to hit […]

Dororo – 2 [The Story of Bandai]

Hello and welcome to show number two for me of the new season! Dororo is an interesting one, based on a 1960’s manga, with this being its second adaptation. This week we meet another demon, learn our leads name and that not all spirits are bad. Let’s dive in! Visually, Dororo is sort of a […]

Goblin Slayer Anime Review – 60/100

The controversial nature of this shows opening episode may have many turning away from it due to believing it’s nothing but shock value but that truly isn’t what Goblin Slayer is. I will say that the manga may hold some truth to that statement but thanks to some tasteful censoring(Yes, sometimes censoring can be a […]

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Goblin Slayer Anime Review – 60/100

The controversial nature of this shows opening episode may have many turning away from it due to believing it’s nothing but shock value but that truly isn’t what Goblin Slayer is. I will say that the manga may hold some truth to that statement but thanks to some tasteful censoring(Yes, sometimes censoring can be a […]

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Castlevania Season 2 Review – 73/100

According to much of the Western Anime community, this series wouldn’t be relevant for a site like this. Being made in the West by Americans, and English being its first language, many would disqualify it from the start. However I name them all fools for Castlevania, Directed by Sam Deats and Ryoichi Uchikoshi is clearly […]