When the first episode aired, I was in awe. Then the second episode came around and I was let down. Now, in the third episode, I realised how much time I’m wasting when I can be watching other better stuff from this season. So. You guessed it, I’m dropping Island, and here’s why.
So Island is, excluding the story, a pretty good anime. The artstyle and animations are definitely good here. Studio feel. has done another great job with this. Smooth, pleasing to the eyes. And of course, the sound is great too. The VAs had to sing quite a bit and I enjoyed the insert songs as well as the OST quite a bit. The voice acting itself is pretty good too. All these combine to make the anime pretty good to look at and to listen to.
However, it is an anime, and anime usually need to have a good plot. And by good, I mean an entertaining plot. A plot may be full of holes and not really make sense, but if it’s entertaining enough, it’s good, because we watch anime for entertainment anyways.
So, what exactly is it about the plot of this anime makes it have low entertainment value? To put it simply…it’s boring. The potential of the plot and mysteries is high. Which was exactly why, I was tricked into thinking that it was going to be very good.
I was so wrong. The slow pacing isn’t exactly bad, but what’s bad is that they pad the in-betweens with weird fanservicey type scenes and…SOL sequences…or whatever they are doing here? It killed the magic of the show and it became boring.
As such, I really couldn’t handle it anymore after this third episode, which happens to be the typical beach episode with a very slight mystery at the end of it. Not interesting.
Therefore, I’ve dropped it. I’m not sure who else out there is continuing to watch this show but…good luck? Hopefully you find the good parts of the show.
What a disappointing drop this was. Oh well, at least there are much more surprisingly nice shows from this season.
While watching this third episode of 3D Kanojo, I realised just how much I hate constructed conflict. What do I mean by that?
Well, constructed conflict, to me, is when the story suddenly plugs in a certain thing out of nowhere to generate issues for the characters and therefore get a plot going. It’s the most prominent in TV dramas, especially Korean ones, with their use of accidents, cancer/other disease that kills, and sudden revelation of blood relations. These have little to no warning and only serve to create conflict between the characters, and I can already see it happening in 3D Kanojo.
Now, I’m sure I’m not being a good critic here, but it feels weird that the male MC would accept the female MC, recognise his feelings for her, begins to love her, then suddenly remembers a phase in his life which caused him to not like being touched. It just feels dumb to me that he would suddenly have issues with his own relationship at that specific point, especially since they have almost steadied their relationship.
This thought just put me off and overall, after the fun first episode the series seems to have killed its entertainment value. I’m just not entertained by it. Therefore, I’m dropping it.
Final rating: 7/10
Verdict: “I was completely fine up till now, though…”
I don’t think even lightning fast pacing can describe how fast the plot of this story progressed. It whizzed past so fast I suffered quite a bad whiplash at the end of every episode, and it just left me not very satisfied. Which is why, I find this series to be boring, and I’ve decided to drop it at episode 3 while I’m still not that invested in it yet.
The thing is, even if you have an interesting plot, you can’t just shove it down the viewer’s throat in an attempt to get them interested. There needs to be a buildup, and the best way to do that is through characters, and their interactions with each other. However, with Devils Line, it’s like the characters had the author cheat for them or something and decided to fall in love with each other in a flash. I believe, if this was in real life, it would result in what we would describe as “Shotgun Marriage”.
Either way, the point I’m trying to make is that the romance between the 2 main characters just progressed too fast. It progressed WAYYYY too fast. As I’m so affectionately described by the title, it went 2fast2quick. It was basically a 2 step romance, with step 1 being meet each other and step 2 being falling madly in love with each other. What happened to the human interaction? What happened to conflicts in between species? What happened to…the romantic portion of the romance??? It’s as if the series took a timeskip from before they met until they are a couple together, because that’s what it felt to me.
Oh, right, there’s also other things that are prevalent in the story that was quite annoying, namely throwaway characters as well as underdeveloped main characters. But at this point there’s just so many things I can point out that is wrong it’s not really worth it to do so.
Just know that this anime is average at best in my eyes, and this is coming from someone who is very easily entertained.
At least there was good opening and ending songs, I suppose.
Final rating: 5/10
Verdict: Sniper bullet confession-blocking.
You are now checking out the post, that is for sure. But is it really because the title of this post is somewhat click-baity?
The idea popped out of a certain poo poo’s mind after having conversed about some of the titles for anime in 2018 Spring Season being somewhat plain and obvious but strong and truly representative. This is where we gather up around the imaginary Aniblogger Coalition meeting table to share our views on some of the titles across forms of multimedia which managed to hook us in with just one look.
Baiting us is one thing; keeping us with them is completely another, but we are not going to even talk much about the end result.
Heya! Welcome to one of those good times where collaborations do happen! This post is made in a spur of the moment but it is finished so quick because we all have our ideas to pitch on the table.
The coalition for this specific time:
Myself (Plyasm) and my wormhole — you are in it too, for now.
It’s time for the rest to enter:
— AstralGemini[He claims this is his shocking pink]
*All of them chose their own colours willingly. And Shoka is a lazy bastard that stuck with the default black.
We are each to pitch up to three titles that we feel to be somewhat attention-worthy from just looking at them; all before everything else, content wise, skew our views in the end. This will be long since there are five of us so let’s not waste time on this post with a title bearing similar quality.
What you have just read above is actually written by the same poo poo that he called himself, Shoka. He tried to imitate my writing to write the starting of the post and hey, I gotta say he’s pretty good at trying to be me. Either way, in case you have no noticed yet, the text that we each write will be colour coded by the colours above. This is a pain to do one by one to follow what we had on the google docs but it will be worth it, I suppose.
When I nonchalantly opened up WordPress in my browser, the last thing I expected was for WordPress to congratulate me on the anniversary of my account/blog. And well, they did. For all the shitty sides of WordPress, they at least remember when is the anniversary.
So, what did I do after seeing the notification? Of course, I decided on something that no one else has done before: a post to celebrate the anniversary. I’m such a genius.
Jokes aside, as I sat here thinking of what in the world I could do as a post, instead of just making it a celebrations post that is bland and boring, my mind clicked and I thought up this brilliant idea of actually doing a review of my own blog. Sure, I claim to live for entertainment and I just want to make entertaining posts, but how entertaining are my posts exactly? That is a question that I will try to analyse with this post, so sit tight and let’s get right into it!
Wow. My first ever post. A very notwell put together 3 lines that basically introduces what I wanted to write about in the blog as I first started…before I started getting liabilities and things, of course. There really isn’t much to talk about here, other than how embarrassed I am that I am actually digging this up…
Entertainment: 0/10 (Come on, it’s just an introductory post…)
Oh. Oh my. Oh my goodness. Please, just get this out of my face. It’s…so…UGLY!!!!!
The formatting of the post is ugly! The way I rated it is ugly! The way I evaluated everything is ugly! Everything is just so…fugly!!
But then again, it was truly the start of something special for me. Back then, all I did was to copy paste what I wrote to my friends a little, added some more things, and posted it out as a first impressions. After all, it was only meant to be shared to my friends, and my aesthetics sense is not the best.(It is still very shit to this day.)
The first impressions series ended up being a staple for me, and I did it for any anime from a new season. It might not mean much nowadays, since the first impressions of an anime really doesn’t mean much, but it’s just good to have and I will probably continue to do it just for the sentimental value.
On the topic of the post itself…the way I wrote was very different back then. It was amateurish, and well, full of subjective views(I’m totally an objective blogger by the way.)
Entertainment: 3/10 (Darn. There really is 0 attractiveness to my writing back then.)
You know what, let’s skip several posts that are very similar to get to more important ones where changes occur. It’s a bunch of first impressions on anime from that season back then, and they are more or less the same. Of course, they all had the very nice grand total of 0 likes and 0 comments.
What is…what?? I called this a special review????? Nani?!
But really though. I cannot believe my eyes as I read this…it’s just so bad!
While I understand my own sentiments back then for creating this special post, just calling it a special review in the title in the first place is already failing in all sorts of places. Who’s going to click on a “special review” that doesn’t even briefly touch on what whatever it’s going to review on?
Oh…right…I didn’t actually review it either…. then why the heck did I even write the post?????????
And oh god, the special counters at the bottom. Why. Just why. Why did I rely on these useless numbers so much. “Joke counters”? Which part of this is funny?
While I’m happy that this post is the start of a series of special reviews that eventually became much more convoluted and defined, reading this back just feels so bad…
Not much has changed since my first impressions. In fact, almost nothing changed except that I’ve gotten much lazier at writing this one since it was really late into the season that Zero kara started up. So, why would I pull this one up then?
Well, it is my first post ever to get a confirmation of sorts from other people. And yes, I’m going to drag you out again, Sam. It was your first ever like (you were even my first follower!) that suddenly woke me up. “Right, my writing can be seen by other people on the internet too, not just my friends. Maybe I should start trying to write better so other people will enjoy my posts?” It was that at moment that a thought as such finally started running through my head.
I thank all of you nowadays who regularly like my posts. While it might have been just a press of the button for you, it is another “Yes!” in my heart, and more drives for me to continue writing.
Entertainment value: 4/10 (Still trashy writing as always.)
Wow. I cannot believe the me back then had it in myself to write something of that calibre. But then again, I really did love Youjo Senki as a series. (And I still do to this day! Hooray for movie sequel!)
I’m pretty sure I basically wrote the entire post in around an hour and just posted it then and there, after a small amount of checking, which was why there is quite a bit of mistakes. Either way, that was great to read back again, and I think I could have gotten much more in-depth there. Well, perhaps I could write another post next time to give this series the recognition it deserves?
I’m very happy that this post kicked started the anime afterthought series. Of course, it only really had two posts within the series, one being the No Game No Life afterthoughts, but I assure you the series will continue next time, it’s just that I don’t want to write a bad post. I want the series to be of the utmost quality, and this post about my love for Youji Senki kickstarted it all.
Entertainment: 7/10 (Pretty good!)
At this point, Karandi liked my post, which is how I managed to find out about her.
My first post to obtain multiple likes. Honestly, it really is not that much better than any of the posts before it, but I believe my speed at writing and posting it was what made some people find me and like my post.
And yes, it is through this post that I got to know a certain Fake plant selling Monk, who has played quite a major role in my blog’s evolution.
The first post to feature content not from an anime, but rather, from my real life. It’s just the description of a funny event that happened on the day which I wanted to write about.
The bland writing with the way I described the events kills me inside when I read it, but I guess the parts with the calculations and the maths is more interesting. Overall, an average post, but the start of my putting other content onto the blog other than just anime reviews.
My first “drop post”. Just a post about the reasons why I drop an anime that is mid-airing, and well, I’m not impressed with myself here either. Horrible structuring, yet again, and I somehow managed to shoehorn myself into putting my thoughts in terms of categories…again. It’s not fun to read, at all. But luckily, I’ve been trying my best to make drop posts much more interesting nowadays.
Ah…Mid season reviews. The one thing that changed the most from post to post. With every mid season review, it feels as if I try to refine it further. I’m pretty happy with the state that it is in right now, but looking back at its humble beginnings really make me have a sense of nostalgia of when I still made these types of horrible mistakes.
The “awards” I gave out at the end turned out to be something I wanted to continue as a trend on the End season reviews, and it’s fate will be discussed next time. I have to comment on how pretentious it is though, since I was never a critic.
Overall, an OK start for a series of posts that I will continue to try to improve for a long time.
This was my first post ever when I unleashed all hell and just full on ranted on a show. Trickster was a show I watched before my first season of anime begun and it carried over into the season just before that, but it just got so bad I couldn’t take it anymore and dropped it, but I decided to rant on it to vent my frustrations.
It was really harsh, and my anger as I typed out the post was pretty evident. Either way, this was the start of something truly special to me–converting my fury into words and unleashing them on a post to warn people of something not so entertaining. Perhaps I should do more rant posts in the future?
Entertainment: 7/10 (Not bad! A much better attempt than all the posts before it.)
My first posts made just for some announcements. And one that had a lasting effect, actually. The announcement about the many upcoming posts ended up being kinda a bunch of empty promises, as evident by this:
The second announcement about my original story, is not an empty promise however. I really did write it, up to a prologue and two chapters. However, I have since realised how poorly my writing was at the time, with lots of mistakes made and an overall not that good enjoyable reading experience, so I’ve pretty much “taken it down” and I will probably reboot the series next time. Currently, I am working on the Narratives of Glauvania series, one with much better writing and personally, I am proud of myself so far for what I’ve written. I will be doing advertisements on it next time as well as fully transporting it over to my blog as well instead of just having it on Wattpad.
The YouTube channel ended up pretty much dead. I just didn’t have that much time to focus on both quality blog content and recording gameplays to upload, so it just became just sort of limbo, where I want to upload content again, but can’t find the drive or the time to. Well, it was good while it lasted for a little.
And yeap, the last announcement was the one with the longest impact. Why? If you look at my blog now, it’s the theme I changed into. I may or may not change it again in the future to make accessibility even better, but for now, I like this theme so far. I’m not really sure though, perhaps you can give me inputs in the comments?
It’s just a post of announcements, but somehow I feel old reading it. The excitements I felt back then was not really the same as I feel now, but I believe not much would have changed. I still like writing and others reading my writing, I still like anime, and I am still working on an original story. Perhaps the only big change would be my writing skills. Hopefully it has gotten better?
Entertainment: 2/10 (It’s just an announcement post, but it really fails at hyping things up…)
Fast forward a few posts with little significance…
Originally made so some of my less informed friends can be informed about shows that are appearing next season, I never expected Pre season previews to become a staple series that I would write for every series. Even more so, I never expected to be able to help people find series that they never took a look at.
Nowadays, I’ve been working harder on Pre season previews than before, trying to provide a reason why you would watch the things on my list. Hopefully it’s been entertaining enough?
This is probably one of the posts that I put in the most amount of effort into. The banner image, with the editing, for one, took me an entire day to do back then. The post itself, with the vast of anime that I had to review at the same time, took me time to think up and write as well. With my skill level of before, it really was kind of a chore to do, and in the end, there really wasn’t much to the post. Again, the awards and things will be talked about next time.
The only thing I can see myself enjoying doing again would probably be making a banner similar to that one, but it would require much time and effort so hopefully I get to do it again next time.
Entertainment: 7/10 (That poster is preeeetty good)
My first Feels Friday post, it will probably become a long running series as we go along since I’m such a crybaby…
I don’t really like how I described the emotions I felt here, nor do I like the way I presented the content. It’s more of a simple show and tell of whatever was on the screen rather than trying to explain just what exactly made me cry or “have the feels”.
I’ve been trying to do better, but geez, this takes me back.
Entertainment: 5/10 (It’s ok I guess? Revisiting the moment from Tsuki ga Kirei is great.)
At this point, my blog started picking up in popularity a little. It’s not getting ~10 views on each post, and well, it’s staying around this way for now, and I’m content even if I just have a small audience.
My first attempt at writing something completely new to my blog, a discussion of a topic. And one that started a series with quite literally just this one post currently. I like how my writing has slowly become better here, and my ideas more coherent. While it is still obvious how sometimes my sentences fall apart and doesn’t bring the idea across, I would give myself an E for Effort.
And yes, I’m planning to write another Tuesday’s Topic post again. It needs to be high quality.
Oh my goodness. The cheesiness that’s just dripping from this title. Urgh…
That aside, being my first “award post”, trying to find some facts I can reveal was quite a daunting task. Now, I’ve got this catalogue of nominations that I will have to answer eventually, and it’s actually getting pretty hard to keep track.
Either way, I myself don’t find these facts all that fun and interesting, since it’s well, about myself. Hopefully it’s been entertaining to you people though?
Although I’ve already brought your attention to the first rant post I’ve made, I feel the need to do so again for this rant post on Black Clover. Mostly because of the amount of rage I felt, this was again one of those posts that I put quite a big of effort into. I still have no regrets dropping Black Clover, and the manga continues to be very enjoyable.
And yes, f**k you Pierrot.
Entertainment: 8/10 (Whew, one of my more satisfactory posts.)
It was at this point that my blog started to expand in even more directions, including manga and novels. And well, I’m going to save the trouble of writing about them individually and conclude all of the new types of posts up right here:
I’m happy about these posts. My writing has drastically improved when compared to back then, and I’m certain that they are at least a little entertaining. Still, it feels good to be able to expand, and being able to talk about many more things on my blog just makes me happy.
Hopefully you readers are happy too?
And thus we’ve come to the present. What’s in it for me? What’s in it for you?
Well, I can say that this anniversary wouldn’t be the last of the blog, that’s for sure. I feel very committed at this point and will continue to improve on my content. After all, I’ve got you people who I need to entertain!
Don’t worry, writing will continue to be fun to me, and yes, with this post, I’ve gotten back my form. Expect new posts soon!
Thank you all for supporting me and my blog so far. We’ve been through a lot, and I’ll be sure to continue as long as there’s even a single person looking forward to my posts.
Now that I am finally started to catch up with the many shows of the season, I realised just how boring some of the watches have been. And Beatless, is one of the prime examples.
Taking a closer look at Beatless, we can see just how much wasted potential there is. First up, the music and sounds of this anime is great. The opening song by GARNiDELiA, especially, is one of the great opening songs to grace this season. The soundtrack is also quite good and is able to bring out the mood when needed. And then, we take a look at the art and animation and realise just how much wasted potential there is as well. Smooth animations, great art and overall very aesthetically pleasing look makes this anime quite a feast for the eyes. The plot and story too, shows much interesting promise as it can make for another great discussion topic on AI vs Humans. Character wise, having hIEs being a thing, and even one being a main character makes for a very interesting cast that could have been expanded upon to make the story even more fun than it already it.
Well, with so much going for it, what exactly went wrong?
The overall execution. I’ve never personally read the source, but according to my friend, it was pretty good, which is the whole reason why I tried watching this show in the first place. However, it is quite disappointing to have the MC be this bad. After (somehow) getting himself into a life threatening situation, and getting saved by a hIE, his first response was not to ask or find out about what is happening to him. Instead, he chooses to bring his saviour to his house and…enjoy a dinner together? Why?
After the whole ordeal, they enjoyed their daily lives together. Again, why? You were literally just in a dangerous position, and yet you choose to stick around sucking your thumb after you got to safety, and passively wait for things to happen to you, not to mention the complete lack of thinking on the MC’s part. In fact, this MC is so 1-dimensional in terms of characterisation we might as well proclaim him braindead…
Either way, there’s also the stuff happening with his friends. One friend got into trouble, blah blah, and again, I really need to ask why on a lot of decisions being made here. There just really isn’t good enough reasons for 90% of the things happening in the show up to episode 6 for me to not question the actions taken by the characters.
E.G. Oh no I hate hIEs so I’ll put my life on the line to do some terrorist work against hIEs even though I have a family worried about me, a sister and friends who constantly tell me not to do foolish things, and yea, I don’t regret the decision at all… WHY?? These huge “why”s appearing in my head everytime there’s these stupid decisions basically ruined the show for me, as there seems to be a missing part of logic in the events that transpired that I’m not catching on to…
So yea, I’m lost and bored because of the plot, I don’t like the way some of the characters are written, the MC really needs to stop being so useless and stupid, and we also need to fix this weird SOL elements being mixed in between these grave situations. I’m not going to be around to see if it’s being fixed, but I assume not given how the rating on MAL keeps dropping…
So yea, Beatless is a bundle of wasted potential and regrets. Oh well, at least that opening song more than makes up for my time spent on it.
Final rating: 6/10
Verdict: “You have have forgotten, but you will die if you are shot.”
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the part time jobs I’ve did so far, it is this: capitalist society is bad.
While do we, the bottom feeding scrubs, get more hate than those sitting at the top of the pyramid and driving us like slaves? More often than not, I get customers unleashing their fury on me, with me being unable to do anything even though I really want to help. Granted, it’s the minority but geez, I just feel anger bottling up inside.
One of the things that ticks me off majorly despite my really gentle temper would be getting blame for something I am not responsible for. It just makes me pissed. And I acumulated that anger throughout the part time jobs I’ve done.
Luckily, there’s also the fair share of grateful people who thank me for my help. Seeing others become happy makes me happy too, and I would love to do a flying kiss to them if the society allowed such a thing and if that doesn’t look weird.
That aside, back to the topic at hand. I simply cannot comprehend why despite earning the least in the work heirachy, we get the biggest dumps taken on our heads.
So please, on behalf of all people who work like I do, don’t take out your anger on us. Most of the time, nothing changes even if you do. And furthermore, we are often the people least qualified to receive your fury.
-A writing at 12AM tired Plyasm
*Yup, just wrote this because I wanted to. Sorry if there’s any incoherency and if this post seems bad.
What can I say? After being only borderline entertaining for quite a while now, Märchen Mädchen has finally became boring. With the latest episode 7, I saw how the art and animations started to break down, making some scenes look pretty hideous. As a result, my interest just plummeted and along with how boring the plot of this episode is I just couldn’t watch on anymore.
This series has its many faults, and I feel like I placed too much hope in it even though I never had any high hopes…which makes it even worse.
Art and animations started off as being pretty nice. Then, it just dropped. And dropped. And dropped. Until the unwatchable scenes in this episode, it actually still maintained a decent overall quality, but I guess production just couldn’t keep up… That aside, the character designs are actually pretty good.
Voice acting is pretty average, but the background soundtrack…is just lackluster. While I didn’t expect much, I would have liked if the OST helped to at least make the experience more enjoyable, but alas.
Plot wise… eh.
If done correctly, I’m sure this plot is actually pretty new and innovative but…why is it that the pacing feels completely off for me? I just got thrown off by the pacing most of the time, despite the story being actually pretty good. I don’t know exactly what’s wrong here, but something is wrong here.
And no, being typical and full of stereotypes doesn’t make the plot bad.
Well, at least the opening and ending songs are pretty nice. And it was good while it lasted.
With that said, I dropped Märchen Mädchen. Time to move on to better series!
Final rating: 6/10
Verdict: “Return to your world. And never come back, please.”
What’s with this clichéd title? Honestly, I don’t know. At this point, I’ve run out of words to describe how painful a watch this is to my friends. Let’s just get this post over and done with by ranting a little(actually quite a bit).
Still confused about what exactly is the focus of this series, I’ve decided to drop it, not because of a bad episode or anything, but simply because I can’t stand this feeling of uneasiness while watching.
This anime is pretty good. In terms of animation and sound, it is visually nice while pleasing my ears all the while too. I really have no complaint for this series with regards to those two.
But, I can’t help but drop it. Ever since my first impressions, I have been having a bad feeling with regards to watching this anime. It started as a confusion over whether it is an ecchi anime or yuri anime. Then it turned into extreme confusion, and now with the third episode I really don’t even know anymore. Is this supposed to be ecchi? Or it’s pure yuri romance?
Whichever way it goes, I’m not really into either. Furthermore, there is something in this series that just does not sit right with me for some reason. I can’t pinpoint it but it has to do with the female MC.
…And I’ll now gladly drop this series to watch others that can entertain me better. If you are a fan of yuri romance, however, by all means, watch this series.
Final rating: 7/10
Verdict: “As of today, you’re expelled!”