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[Review] Anime: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S

Now, let's take a look at an anime I don't feel ashamed of liking and giving the score I gave it.

Yes, I finished watching Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S(for sisters and also second season), and it was glorious. For all intents and purposes, it's better than the first season. Better story, better action, better music, better character development, and also better animation. It was this show that allowed the Railgun series to become my #1 anime. Allow me to tell you why!

The story goes like this: During the second half of Misaka Mikoto(our Main Character)'s summer vacation, she gets dragged into yet another mystery. Judgement has been getting tons of reports of cash cards in envelopes lying around in alleyways. Mikoto doesn't think much of this, but when she overhears some punks talking about the culprit, she follows them to said culprit's hideout. The culprit, a very odd girl in a lab coat, mentions something about her being "The Original"(she's a pep…

[Review] Anime: Manyuu Hikenchou

Oh boy, here we go! Let's get dangerous!

I won't sit here are pretend Manyuu Hikenchou is high art or anything like that. I won't claim it's plot is actually a deconstruction, or that its a brilliant criticism of society, and I won't claim its not really crude. I will however, say that people do need to look past the shows... most obvious quality. Let me explain. I'm going to go through categories, and rate them again, because I think that'll prove my point.

Story: Boobs. Okay, 50% of the story = Summarized.
Okay, but really, boobs is half the plot. The story is set in an alternate universe where a clan, called the Manyuu, have come up with an technique to ensure large breasts(and I mean hentai manga large, people). It has become a society where women who have big tits are considered superior to those who don't. Thus, the rich more often then not are the ones with big tatas, and not the poor. When the poor do, they often get their bazongas shrunk by nin…

[Review] Doujin Game: To Aru Pantsu no Railgun

To Aru Pantsu no Railgun, which I guess translates out to "A Certain Pants of Railgun"(?), is a fun little action game created by Werk.

It's basically a megaman clone. You play as the heroine of A Certain Scientific Railgun, Misaka Mikoto, as she attempts to reclaim what has been taken from her. There are 4 levels, each consisting of a 2 stage boss fight, with 4 Railgun characters. You can jump and shoot, just like megaman, When you beat a level, a new skill is unlocked. After Level 1, you can do a Lv. 1 Charge Shot, and after Level 2 you can do a Lv. 2 Charge Shot and a Dash, etc. The only problem is, since it's all boss fights, once you get the full Railgun attack you only have one more level to use it on. It's really awesome, so it's a shame. Everything pauses for a second while Mikoto flicks a coin in the air and shoots her mutha-fuckin' Wave Motion Cannon at whatever is in it's path. All in all, the game is fun and worth playing. It's also pr…

[Review] Doujin Game: Battle Moon Wars

So, let's review BMW. I have never owned a BMW so I can't really comment on them. Review over.

Okay, but seriously, Battle Moon Wars.

BMW is a Super Robot Wars style game based in the Nasuverse(I.E. The works of TYPE-MOON author, Kinoko Nasu, who is one of my favourite authors).  Cutscenes are done in Visual Novel style format, with characters portraits next to dialogue boxes, and backgrounds for locations. After a scene is done, a battle will occur. In battle you have a bunch of enemies to fight and specific battle parameters, such as not letting a certain character die, otherwise Game Over. Sometimes you need to kill all enemies, or just one big tough one. Other times, the conditions might change mid battle, with a new enemy appearing. Most of the time, the main enemy is a villain from the previous stories, others a former ally. You move around the field on a grid each turn, and attack enemies. Each character has a few attacks they can do which have different ranges, and the…

Scoring System

I realize it's kind of a bit too late for this, but I thought I should explain my scores.

I judge things almost entirely subjectively. I don't think one can really be objective when it comes to this sort of thing. Objective qualities are really just subjective ideas that we've come to a consensus about. For example, some critics say a certain aspect lowers the quality of something, and it's something I either don't think matters or actually rather like. People think they have objective tastes, but they don't. A critic shouldn't be someone who tells people that what they think should apply to everyone, but someone who examines something and gives their opinion on it. If you think they make a good point, agree. If you don't, then don't.

So, without further ado:

1/5 - Terrible, unwatchable/playable/readable, and just plain sad. I barely ever give this score because I tend to steer clear of things that are just plain awful.
2/5 - Had a few good aspects…

[Review] OVA: Mirai Nikki Redial

Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Hhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh.

What was this? Why does it exist? It serves no purpose, really. All it was, was how Yuno got to the universe Yukiteru was in. Wait, no, it doesn't actually explain that part, it just shows how she got to that point. And everything in between was meaningless filler. Some of it was kind of funny, but that clashed really badly against the serious bits. There's a good way to do mood whiplash, and there is a bad way. This was the bad way.

Let me run this down for you.

First we get almost the entire last scene of the TV series(so they could reuse animation), with an added bit where Evil Murmur eats some crystal made from Yuno's body and then Other Murmur(#2 I think), and then we proceed to the OP. Now, let me just say the OP is fucking epic as always, and is one of the few good things about this thin…