Anime Review: Steins;Gate 0

Details: You can watch it at https://www.crunchyroll.com/steinsgate-0 . More information can be found at https://myanimelist.net/anime/30484/Steins_Gate_0

Score: 6/10

So I tried to sit through this thing, but it was just too boring. I got to episode fourteen before I just gave up and started fast forwarding through the episode to see what happens. The good news is that there is a nice ending waiting at the end of this series. The bad news is that the episode are so filled with boring fluff that getting to that ending is painful. There are plot twists and developments throughout this series, but the slow pacing just kill this show for me. I do not recommend this show unless you are a desperate fan of the Steins;Gate franchise.

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Anime Review: One Piece, Episode 892

Details: More information can be found at http://onepieceofficial.com/ and https://www.crunchyroll.com/one-piece and https://myanimelist.net/anime/21/One_Piece

Score: 7.5/10

For the last couple of years, the animation quality for most episodes have been tolerable to downright crap. Some fight scenes were animated well, but most episode were paced and animated in a lackluster way, never keeping my interest long enough to watch a full episode. With episode 892, that all changes. The art style, animation quality, and production values are so damn good that if they keep this up, I’m probably going to ravenously watch through this entire season.

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Anime Review: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba

Details: More information can be found at https://myanimelist.net/anime/38000/Kimetsu_no_Yaiba and https://www.crunchyroll.com/demon-slayer-kimetsu-no-yaiba and https://demonslayer-anime.com/

Score: 7/10

Kimetsu No Yaiba is a fairly standard shounen story, but it hooked me with it’s impressive animation style and use of computer generated images. To my memory, this is the only anime that uses computer generated images this competently.

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TV Show Review: Jessica Jones, Season 3

Details: More information can be found at https://www.netflix.com/title/80002311

Score: 7/10

And so, the end to the Netflix-Marvel partnership has unceremoniously arrived. Disney has come out with their own streaming service, which means Netflix has been forced by Disney to shut down all their Disney related shows. Season three of Jessica Jones is the last of these shows. It’s a decent season and a sad farewell to these groundbreaking shows that tried to bring a grittiness to televised superhero fiction.

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Anime Review: The Rising of the Shield Hero

Details: I’ve watched twenty-four episodes and the show is currently ongoing. More information can be found at https://myanimelist.net/anime/35790/Tate_no_Yuusha_no_Nariagari and https://www.crunchyroll.com/the-rising-of-the-shield-hero

Score: 7/10

The Rising of the Shield Hero is yet another isekai anime where the protagonist is transported to a fantasy world where video game rules govern skills and magic. It’s pretty average in most respects, but still enjoyable if you like isekai.

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