Anime Review

Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from Japan. In Japan and in Japanese, anime (a term derived from the English word animation), describes all animated works, regardless of style or origin. Outside of Japan and in English, anime is colloquial for Japanese animation and refers specifically to animation produced in Japan. Animation produced outside of Japan with a similar style to Japanese animation is referred to as anime-influenced animation. The earliest commercial Japanese animations date to 1917. A characteristic art style emerged in the 1960s with the works of cartoonist Osamu Tezuka and spread in following decades, developing a large domestic audience. Anime is distributed theatrically, through television broadcasts, directly to home media, and over the Internet. In addition to original works, anime are often adaptations of Japanese comics (manga), light novels, or video games. It is classified into numerous genres targeting various broad and niche audiences.

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    Trese Season 1

    Trese Season 1 Series: Trese Studio: BASE Entertainment Original Run: June 10, 2021 Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, Crime Episodes: 6 Run Time: 25-33 minutes Starring: Liza Soberano, Shay Mitchell Synopsis: In Manila, where dark supernatural forces pervade the criminal underworld, it’s up to Alexandra Trese to keep the peace – but there’s a storm brewing Warnings: Violence, Gore My Thoughts Finally, a Filipino animated series to be excited about! I have had my eye on the Trese comics for some time and was thrilled when I heard that it was optioned for a Netflix adaptation. It is finally here and I am happy to say that it was an…

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    Beastars Season 1

    Beastars Season 1 Series: Beastars Studio: Orange Original Run: October 10, 2019 Genres: Coming of Age, Drama, Fantasy Episodes: 12 Synopsis: In a civilized society of anthropomorphic animals, an uneasy tension exists between carnivores and herbivores. At Cherryton Academy, this mutual distrust peaks after a predation incident results in the death of Tem, an alpaca in the school’s drama club. Tem’s friend Legoshi, a grey wolf in the stage crew, has been an object of fear and suspicion for his whole life. In the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, he continues to lay low and hide his menacing traits, much to the disapproval of Louis, a red deer and the…

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    Eromanga Sensei

    Eromanga Sensei Studio: A-1 Pictures Original Run: April 9, 2017 – June 25, 2017 Genres: Comedy, Romance, Parody, Harem Episodes: 12 Synopsis: The story centers around high school student Masamune Izumi who loves writing light novels. Having no artistic skill himself, Masamune always gets his novels illustrated by an anonymous partner using the pen name “Eromanga Sensei”, who is known for drawing questionably perverted images despite being extremely reliable. In addition to balancing his passion and school, Masamune is also stuck with taking care of his only family member—his younger step-sister Sagiri Izumi. A hikikomori by nature, Sagiri shut herself in her room for over a year and constantly bosses…

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    Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

    Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Series: Seishun Buta Yaro Studio: CloverWorks Original Run: October 4, 2018 – December 27, 2018 Genres: Drama, Psychological, Supernatural Episodes: 13 Synopsis: Sakuta Azusagawa’s life takes a turn for the unexpected when he meets teenage actress Mai Sakurajima, dressed as a bunny girl, wandering through a library and not being noticed by anyone else there. Mai is intrigued that Sakuta is the only one who can see her, as other people are unable to see her, even when she is dressing normally or attempting to stay away from celebrity life. Calling this phenomenon “Adolescence Syndrome”, Sakuta decides to solve this mystery, while…

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    Fruits Basket 1st Season

    Fruits Basket 1st Season Series: Fruits Basket Studio: TMS/8PAN Original Run: April 6, 2019 – September 21, 2019 Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Supernatural Episodes: 25 Synopsis: When high school student Tohru Honda’s mother dies in a car crash, Tohru decides to live with her grandfather. Renovations on the house and unsupportive and unkind family members cause her to move out of her grandfather’s house temporarily and, since she has nowhere else to go, Tohru begins living in a tent and supporting herself. That is, until she finds a home in the least likely of places, inhabited by her popular classmate Yuki Soma and his cousin Shigure.…