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COP Craft was suprisingly good

gokudou-kun manyuuki
Amazing fantasy-comedy anime from the 90s, defently worth a watch 9/10
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Grand absurd comedy on the beach.
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Title : Grand Blue

I gotta admit, i watched this solely because it being spammed on several funny anime moment on youtuber. So pretty much i saw all those comedic moments without context. Problem is... even with context, it is still not exactly funny. Mainly it depend on your tolerance on comedy, specifically the type of comedy genre. If you ask me, this is kinda very close to usual gag anime / manga style which im not exactly fond of. Im easily enjoying slapstick comedy, that seem stupid pure & innocence, while these anime are more toward obnoxious and annoying.

As for the settings, it is bunch of college students who joined a diving club doing fun stuff in college and beach. My biggest problem with is.... it heavily usage of nudist macho guys that seem stupid in many way (typical japanese gag anime). It does have several suggestive stuff which usually used as our character's stupid motivation, but most of the time they are quite mild compared to most ecchi anime. Characters are lively, and there are variety of characters, but of those stupid characters, i not exactly fan of it much. Oh i forgot to mention that they also have some story about going diving, but it is not exactly the main focus.

This anime is comedic gold, but not the type that i personally enjoyed. I appreciate what they wanted to do, but i feel like they could just go for more serious story with more comedy thrown in once a while. If you a type of person who easily laugh at random meme, then this is perfect anime for you.

Alternative : Remind me a lot of amanchu and Free (although this is swim club rather than diving). As for similar comedy style, there are Prison School (more ecchi), Nanbaka (more stupid), Danshi Kokousei (more school) and Beelzebub (more shounen). As for similar college life / club, this is kinda like Genshiken and Bokura Minna Kawai-sou.
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Captain America in other world.

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The Rising of Shield Hero

This is kinda infamous anime was that was super hyped because of treatment of one character. Sadly it didnt live to my expectation. I will say that i have to show the main character's party so that you can adjust your expectation accordingly. First of all, the first 4 episodes of this series is probably the highest part of the anime because it play around with shield hero as weakest among 4 heroes summon to that world (isekai trope anyone?). As a character without zero offensive capability, how will our MC evolved and become one of the heroes among the 4?

The anime feel downhill after episode 4 because it straight go toward typical isekai anime in fantasy world. Surviving monster encounter, helping villager, doing some trading, leveling up, political stuff, rivalry between 4 heroes etc. One of the main point of the series how our MC transformed from being underdog shield hero into one the best. As for characters, surely it is have variety and pretty neat character design. It is just that loli character feel annoying once a while, and those other 3 heroes are stupid as heck.

This series is a bit overhyped IMO, it is decent series although it suffered for typical long running adaptation where the season ended at not the strongest point. Go watch it if you wanted simple good isekai anime, but doesnt expect anything deep.

Alternative : Similar isekai anime is probably Log Horizon, Re:Zero and Overlord. If you a fantasy anime with some economic, i think Spice & Wolf is good candidate. Other similar anime are : Goblin Slayer, Grimgar and my favourite..... How Not to Summon Demon Lord.



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A certain someone from a certain franchise.

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A certain scientific accelerator

This is a spin off from a popular light novel series that was adapted by same company that adapted 5 previous series. The first 4 series was good, but the last one was a major trainwreck. So where do this series sit in that list? Fifth out of six. The series have several glaring issue that made it inferior compared to other. Despite how likeable and powerful our MC, it will failed if the other aspect have lower quality in general. Oh, in case you are first time watcher, no doubt there are a lot of stuff to filled in, but i would say that this series have slightly more beginner friendly compared to other 5.

The strength of this franchise is simple, the intriguing world with political war between science & magic, variety of characters from both aspect of the world, as well as the strength of where event took place (Academy City). While other 5 series have 2 cours season (25 episodes), this one instead only have 12 episode, which lead to less room for story adaptation. But that doesnt mean you cant create a design series with proper anime production. First problem is characters, while our MC got introduced in other series, there is nothing new we learnt about him in this series (despite series named after him). So the story is pretty much about dark secret stuff that happened in the city which pretty much about hidden organization, evil group and forbidden research project. Problem with them? Not as interesting as other filler in other 5 series. Thus i pretty much dont care about character in this series at all.

This is mediocre introduction to the franchise IMO. You better off watch the old 1st season of index or railgun. Everything are much better and this anime feel a waste of the character.

Alternative : Seriously, go watch main index / railgun series first. As for anime with similar setting, i think you better watch any anime series that tackled dark subject like Tokyou Ghoul, Attack on Titan, Parasyte and Psycho Pass.
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The long waited best anime for 2019?

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Do i still need to say the title? Ok fine. It is Kimetsu no Yaiba, known as Demon Slayer.

Before we begin, you really need to know about ufotable, which is a well known studio for lavish high budget production, especially on fighting scene, especially usage of combining dynamic camera work with CGI background. So I pretty much can expect what type of anime this will be. Is the anime really ground breaking in many aspect? Not exactly, but it have several strengths especially on anime production quality.

Anime started very strong for first couple of episodes, but i feel like because it following the manga directly, it suffered a problem where it ended at the part of what i considered not the strongest. The series also used several aspect of ending an episode in cliffhanger, making viewer wanting to watch newest episode ASAP. Since I binged this whole series in 24 hours, i noticed the "stretching of episodes" many times through the series. As for characters, all MC, support character as well as villains are very interesting as they have their own backstory. Im however, not a fan of many of comedy moment though, as i found them annoying (you know what i meant when you watch them). Oh, i forgot to mention, that this oni (demon) blood storyline is pretty much carbon copy of many vampire story.

This series is a good series because of high anime production, it is pretty much follow the pattern of traditional shounen without dragging them to hundred of episodes. I highly recommend it, although personally i dont think it deserved all praises (but mostly it suffer for having only 26 episodes)

Alternative : Hunter x Hunter & Tokyo Ghoul is the closest i feel when watching this series. Other recommendation without any particular order : Ao no Exorcist, Owari no Seraph.... and seriously all those long running shounen you probably already watched.



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Awkward sister with bunch of lolis

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Wataten! An Angel Flew Down to Me

Do you like marshmallow? This is the exactly the feeling of having anime around you. I searched specifically for shoujo ai / yuri, i go for lighthearted lolis instead of heavy drama romance. And i dont disappoint. As usual fan for cute girl doing cute things, this is the typical several friends of girls doing normal stuff in school, at friends house and hang out outside. Does it break the mold and introduce something new? Not really.

A different is probably that there is one older sister is that problem being with society (more like introvert) who find a joy suddenly met his younger sister classmates. With her hobby of creating costume for cosplay, i think you can guess why she so hyped up to see cute little girls. Throughout the series, we are introduced to more of her sister friends and she having a blast when everyone of them coming their house. Aside from typical stuff throughout the series, i believe that the last episodes is one of the most beautiful story done for this kind of anime.

Again, if you hate lolis, you wouldnt enjoy this. Not exactly designed for people who are against it. Although quality wise, i feel it is just cute anime that slightly above average that bring joy to watch.

Alternative : For this one, i probably focused more comedy / fun CGDCT anime such as Kiniro Mosaic, Yuru Yuri, Non Non Biyori, Gochumon wa Usagi desu. Anything else, i guess probably something with older character like Usa Maid & Ichigo Marshmallow.




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Love triangle in one family?

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This is one heavy super duper plot twist I seen in anime. I have to spoilt first episode abit, so you can judge if you wanted to see it or not. It started by our MC having sex with random girl because of unrequited love. This love that MC have, is actually with his teacher, which have some encounter on the roof. So the plot twist part? His father getting remarried, and he got 2 new sisters which is one is the teacher, and random girls she have sex with was his step sister. Anime focus heavily on drama on how would a realistic human handle this kind of relationship.

Despite being typical "loser" MC, at least at this point he is being realistic. He tried to get other girlfriend to keep his mind off, but he just cant take off his love for the teacher. His sister, being social awkward, is trying to use love / sex as a way to understand human communication. As for other part of the series, there are several support characters that is quite weak IMO. Artstyle is pretty basic because this is just normal standard drama / romance anime. Nevertheless it was quite a wild ride.

Depend if you can handle this kind of step siblings love, but i do recommend you to try because it is more emphasize on drama rather than going full ecchi like many other do. Despite I mentioned about sex earlier, none was shown so it is pretty safe. However do take note that this series is pretty slow for most people.

Alternative : Oh boy, this type of triangle i havent watch for awhile, but on top my head atm are : Scum's Wish, School Days, Ichigo 100% (abit ecchi though), Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Suzuka, Fuuka.
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Small update, no new anime since im POE-ing for 24/7.

Watching some top anime of the year on youtube:


I think now i have several anime that I can binge once im done with POE
I think i watched like 1/7 of it already.
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Fate Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia

Seeing it's Fate I started watching with very low expectations, but it actually starts out really good. Mash is a good MC and even the side characters like Marisbury are well done and interesting. Plot is confusing since it's a jump in timeline but you can fill in the blanks and even the premise is interesting with time travel.

Unfortunately the show is unable to maintain it's episode 0-1 quality onwards and starts to decline rapidly by introducing either retarded or annoying characters including all the villains. Doesn't help gilgamesh is back (even though he now has extended vocabulary).

In the end the only reason to keep watching this show is Mash and 11/10 sound effects. Zannenna.
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Code Geass. I play 50 freispiele ohne einzahlung whan I don't watch it. I have time!
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Chaos in space
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Title : Kanata no Astra

If the picture + space drama interested you, then you better go watch since i have to spoil the story abit. When I was searching for anime, im specifically searching for any long dreaded space drama / thriller that could fit several itch i have. However the overall tones of this story is pretty mild to be honest, it feel like typical shounen anime where the main goals is survival. You replace the story world which any other genre, and it will still work.

Main points of the story at beginning was mystery where our main characters are thrown into space. All the kids (more like teenager) have to work together to survive in hostile space world in order to fly back to their world. So it pretty much go like usually standalone episodes pretty much earlier part of the season. The episodes always ended in a bit cliffhanger, made you really wanted to know how the story unfold. Without spoiling much, lets just there is big conspiracy throughout the series which is nicely reveal in the end.

Is the anime good? It depend, to me it feel like it have too much shounen feeling and lacked the mysterious / survival stuff. Story could be more awesome if it go for more gritty science fiction, but at the end it still awesome series to watch. One of the best anime with wrapped up ending.

Alternative : For closest feeling anime when I watching this are The Promised Neverland & Rokka no Yuusha. Personally, if you wanted to see more gritty style anime, then Infinite no Ryvius. Last similarity of anime about "bunch of friends" trapped in harsh situation, Darling in Franxx and Kiznaiver should fit the criteria.




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Viking & Thor but without magic.

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Im will be honest that I heard how overhyped this anime are, despite production pretty good, i just couldnt see the main focus on this anime. If you saw this poster anime poster anywhere else, it seem like it is a simple transformation main protagonist from timid, weak to ultimate badassery, but this isnt the case here. While we follow our MC a lot in the beginning, it became less focused on in the middle part as our MC is just a cog in the bigger wheel of the world. For sure, it gritty and dark like what i wanted, but it feel like sometimes it felt directionless.

If I wanted to list the main part I loved about this series, it is probably the side characters, main political / war undertones, the dark realistic horror of war & death in battlefield, as well as intriguing adult character. Did i mention the protagonist being boring? That because he is kinda childish and straight forward through out the series, made the only part in the beginning of the series is the best part of him. Yes he have big motive in the whole series, but as i mentioned earlier, the series didnt seem required our MC at all.

Vinland Saga is good serious anime, but feel brought down by several factor. You probably need to read some synopsis or explanation of what happened throughout the series as it quite confusing. I really wonder if some sort story synopsis narration could solve this issue. Overall it is really good series that kinda have ok-ish ending.

Alternative : As for major war / conflict anime, Akatsuki Yona & Arslan Senki fit nicely (which i think have more coherent story). For dark gritty stuff, no doubt Attack on Titan & Akame ga Kill is kinda similar. Lastly if you want a series with more similar political stuff, probably something like Gundam Unicorn or Code Geass (tbh, i dunno if anyone of you reader havent watched this yet)





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Lost Survivor with Yuri Cast
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Title : Sounan Desu ka (Englisth Title - Are you lost? : Direct translation - "Are you sure?")

Judging by artstyle, if seem like typical yuri type anime that typical happened in high school. Combining with this "survival" or "lost on an island", it probably will be very bad, which this series are. Mainly because of the reason above, i put a proper expectation when watching this series as low as possible, especially when i saw the tag the tag of comedy + seinen. Another reason is because all 12 episodes are only 13 minute long (half than usual anime episode long) so you kinda can expect the quality of it.

Turned out that if you remove all non-plot-existent and a bit high ecchi throughout the series, it is quite good. Basically it tell a story of 4 random girls (which seem managed to keep their high school uniform clean throughout the series) trying to survive on inhabited island. One of the girl, are pretty much expert in survival tactic, thus we see lots of her flashback with her father about survival tactic. So pretty much every episodes are filled with misadventure and learning survival technique.

As as anime, this anime is bad. But it doesnt mean it not entertaining and full of garbage. It genuinely have some hilarious moment as well as some survival tips that you might find useful. However, you must have set your bar low especially on yuri + ecchi part.

Alternative : Not many anime that i feel similar sadly, I could list the Kanata no Astra I mentioned earlier in the post. For bunch of girls doing stuff like expedition probably are better suggestion would be Yama no Susume (Youtube link here) and Sora Yori mou Tooi Bashou. For random suggestion : This anime seem like Gakkougurashi for some reason as well.