[Anime] Boku no Hero Academia

My Hero Academia


*Note: this impression is based on the first two seasons of the show.

Boku no Hero Academia comes off like something you’d get if you mixed Hunter x Hunter and One Punch Man, and took away most of what made those shows smart and original.

It’s a traditional shounen flare with a few nice ideas here and there, but it doesn’t offer anything that older shows haven’t done better already.

Likable characters
Moves at a snail’s pace
Delivers the traditional shounen experience
Feels like a small part of much bigger story with villains still barely introduced
Offers little what older shounen shows haven’t already

[Anime] ReLife



An interesting school drama that bases it concept on what it would be to return to being a highschooler after ten years. I somehow managed to accidentally watch this when I was the exact same age as the protagonist, lol.

*Update: And then I finally finished it when I was a year older (T_T). The four extra episodes that constitute the ending to the anime are worth watching if you liked what you’ve seen so far, but overall, they’re nothing special and only deliver a conclusion you were already expecting.

Positive: Negative:
Attractive character designs Story and plot, while interesting, are nothing special
Interesting premise The final twist is kind of dull
Interesting, likable characters
Makes you feel pleasantly nostalgic about your youth



[Anime] Danganronpa 3

Danganronpa 3


Darn, I thought I couldn’t go wrong with this even if its reception didn’t quite qualify for my watch-list since I liked Danganronpa so much, but…

All I wanted was to see how the Danganronpa’s main villain managed to corrupt her lieutenants and convince the world to embrace despair, but besides being simply bad in almost every possible category, this anime provides an answer that is the laziest copout ever, ruining everything the original games had set up in the worst way possible. I thought I’d enjoy this show regardless of its quality since I liked the original’s characters so much, but it only succeeded at pissing me off and made me wish I never watched it. I’ve seen better backstory ideas in random Danganronpa’s ero doujinshi.

Enoshima Junko gets a lot of screentime
Underwhelming animation
Horrible story
Dumb plot
All the original characters are awful
Ruins all the awesome stuff that the games had set up

[Anime] Shingeki no Kyojin s2

Shingeki no Kyojin s2


Shingeki no Kyojin is one of my favorite currently ongoing anime series and the second season doesn’t disappoint with more gore, tense action, super creepy giants, and more mysteries to enrich the fascinating dark setting.

I just hope it doesn’t get stalled in the middle and it does know where it’s going with all those mysteries piling on top of each other as it’d would suck if this developed into another “Lost” situation.

Positive: Negative:
Good character and monster designs
Awkward dialogue
Great action scenes
The protagonist is kind of annoying
Fine music
Slow pace
Interesting, mysterious setting
Incomplete (please just don’t stall in the middle)
Tense dark atmosphere
Most of the details behind the setting are still unexplained (and I truly hope they actually have answers)
Likable characters
Engrossing plot with lots of mysteries getting unraveled and questions raised
Important characters actually die in battles
Good at portraying the horribleness of war and death

Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho


Although it has a relatively unique premise, Mob Psycho soon throws most of its novel concepts away and adapts itself to the usual fighting shounen tropes.

A unique premise focusing on psychic powers and ghosts
Falls right into the usual shounen tropes just after a few episodes
Genuinely funny humor
Doesn’t offer anything particularly special
Likable characters
Lack of memorable female characters
Some cool fights

[Anime] Durarara!!



A wacky representation of Ikebukuro with dozens of fascinating characters.

It’s just too bad that, despite being fun all the way through, the plot doesn’t feel like it has a clear direction and fizzles out rather than ending with a bang.

Positive: Negative:
Cool, upbeat atmosphere The plot doesn’t have a clear direction most of the time
Lots and lots of wacky, likable, and memorable characters Underwhelming ending
Engrossing plot with countless twists
Does a good job at representing crazy life in a giant, fast-paced city in a hyperbolised way


[Anime] Hunter x Hunter (2011)



Hunter x Hunter is about the only shounen that doesn’t treat its audience like idiots with its fights being decided by cunning and strategy as opposed to nakama power.

The only reason I don’t give it a full score is that it’s unlikely to ever get finished as even when the mangaka decides to stop stalling, he just starts introducing new things instead of solving what he’s already set up (all episodes with Phantom Troupe are 5/5 though).

Positive: Negative:
A couple of nice music tracks Slow pace (especially ant arc)
Fascinating setting full of imagination Some plot threads go nowhere
Interesting, likable, memorable, relatively profound characters Everything about Alluka feels like a copout
Captivating, suspenseful plot full of twists Unfinished
Good action scenes
Yorknew City arc is amazing
Ingenious mind-games and situations