Food & Love Art Online

ソードーアートオンライン (Sword Art Online)

Sword Art Online gets a lot of hate, as in, a tonne of it. What I do not understand is why people even bother hating it. Why waste your time? I feel like people have never heard of the saying ‘any publicity is good publicity’. The farthest I go with my disdain for certain shows are 1) if they are brought up in conversation and 2) if my opinion is asked for. Even then I hold back that instinct to tear open boxes marked ‘garbage anime’, instead offering my dislike for a series. Never hate. Hate implies we were wronged somehow.

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Humanity Vs. The Universe

魔法少女まどかマジか (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

I can count on one hand the amount of times I have witnessed a show come to a grinding halt, I certainly was not expecting Madoka Magica to be one of them. At one point, a little over halfway through, some revelations are revealed that completely altered the course of the series. Centred on a handful of middle school girl friends and their ordinary lives, a talking alien cat named Kyubei asks them, politely I might add, to become magical girls. With the sole purpose of fighting human-devouring monsters known as witches. Our protagonist Madoka gets to experiences the terrifying life of a magical girl first hand before even signing the contract. Madoka Magica is a great series, but is the hype more of a hindrance than a boost?

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KonoSuba: The Easy Way Out

この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! (KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!)

At first glance KonoSuba is not special. All previews pointed to a fantasy adventure style anime with the same bells and whistles as every other. As of now, not many things come to mind when I think of what was wrong with this series. I enjoyed it, a lot. Although, there is one problem I have with KonoSuba which differs from what others have been saying. Many are upset at the cut and paste character personalities of the supporting cast and repetitive gags they find themselves in. However, I believe the problem rests solely on our main character.

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