One Piece Film Z Review

Warning: This review contains minor spoilers for post-timeskip One Piece and the movie should not be watched until after the Fishman Island Arc.

Most shonen spinoff movies fall into one of two categories: recaps of previous arcs or moderately entertaining side-stories that aren’t as good as the original. That doesn’t make them bad, but they rarely impress. One Piece Film Z is a rare exception to that rule.

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Fall 2016 Reactions

Now that it’s October, we once again have a new anime season and it’s looking pretty good so far. As usual, I can’t (and really don’t want to) watch everything in a season, but here are my reactions to the shows that caught my eye this season. I won’t be doing any plot summary here, so I included links to Anime News Network that include plot summaries. I’ll be categorizing them by how strongly I would recommend them based on the first episode. Now without further ado, here are my reactions to the new anime season.

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Re:ZERO Review

The isekai (parallel world) subgenre is one of the most common subgenres in anime and light novels now. All that’s really required is for it to have a main character transported into a fantasy world, which is pretty easy to do. The problem is that a lot of isekai anime end up as pretty generic wish fulfillment shows. That’s what Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World,- more commonly known as Re:ZERO, seems like at first, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

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