There’s no sense of self-parody there; just the sense that you’re reading the blog of a registered sex offender. Combine that with the ridiculously redundant writing and it’s not even worth visiting the site to laugh at it.
Zaku just does not understand the blog format. Listen up, Zaku: the Add Media button exists for a reason. Throw some fucking images into your posts.
If you tell me a show is “actually well-animated” or “everything is filled with fucking patterns. Sometimes only parts of the screen though.”, I want to see some evidence. Descriptions only go so far.
The episodic reviews here aren’t bad (ignoring the lack of visuals), but they aren’t good either. They just exist. But with the hundreds of anime blogs out there (most dead or inactive, but play along), just existing isn’t enough.
Saving Zaku from the depths of mediocrity are his editorial posts. Reading about the German anime fandom isn’t something you can find many other places (well, in English, that is). Unfortunately, the editorials tend to suffer from the same fate the reviews do: once you look away from the walls of text, you have little incentive to put the effort into finding your place where you left off.
Cut the fluff and add some fluffy pics, Zaku. It’ll do you well.
This guy tries so hard to be funny, you can’t help but cringe. Check out this comedic work from his Top 10 Shows of 2013 list, where instead of listing shows he liked, he lists those he doesn’t.
“Sometimes, anime creators like to experiment. Dog and Scissors was one of those anime.
It was revolutionary because it complimented the main story of a boy turning into a dog with small boob jokes and psychotic tsunderes.
A truly groundbreaking work.”
Of course, Reiseng wasn’t actually smart enough to come up with the concept of sarcasm by himself. He had help!
“Okay, silly “BAD” anime ranking over. I totally stole the idea to do this bait & switch from my main man J.”
But as funny as that was, the main draw of the site is Reiseng’s “Weekly Shonen” posts, where he recaps the latest events from Bleach, One Piece, and Naruto.
To set himself apart from those series’ wikis, he provides valuable commentary for readers.
“I have no idea what Jugram’s power is but it is something difficult to understand. Tipping the scales, huh. Balance, huh. I sort of get what he is saying but I have no idea why he is saying it. I guess, it is just more Bleach logic.”
And with commentary like that, who wouldn’t want to visit the site? (TL Note: I was being sarcastic there. Please excuse my silliness.)
Reviews on this site last a paragraph, with the bulk of the review format being taken up by warnings about Violence, Sexuality, and Non-Christian Religions. Though he does freak out about anything that’s blasphemous to his view of Christianity, he at least doesn’t explicitly let it affect his scores (he gave Eva 1.0 a 10/10). No, what does affect his scores is his exquisitely shitty taste.
I didn’t much care for this one. I’m not much into stories where there seem to be no heroes. The members of the Black Lagoon are mercenaries who work for whoever will pay them, and have no qualms about what they do. For this reason, I could not enjoy the series. However, I did enjoy the banter between Rock and Revi, the main focus of the story. Rock was an idealist who tried his best not to let the underground horror he was experiencing taint him and Revi is his polar opposite. It was fun to watch them interact. Sadly, neither of these were enough to save it from the low rating. I can’t really recommend this one.
I don’t necessarily care if I agree with a writer’s opinion when I’m reading a review (unless I’m going in blind and already trust the reviewer); I’m looking to see if he or she has anything worth saying. But the juvenile thoughts on this blog really aren’t worth listening to.
Shows without heroes aren’t worth watching? Convince me, then. Just throwing it out there and acting like it’s perfectly reasonable and needs no clarification does not help me as a reader.
Due to this notice I’m moving Entravity to the back of the reviews bracket. (The Update post has been updated accordingly.)
tl;dr: The author basically said all of his prior posts sucked ass and that he owes it to his readers to do better (he’s right). Since he only wrote the post a few days ago, it makes sense for me to kick him to the end of round 1, so we can see what he considers “better” posts.
“How can we have a race of alien cats without having an opposing faction of alien dog’s who have already gotten their claws into earth (and I’m not sorry for the pun). So this allows for some government conspiracies but from the serious side we also have the more humourers opposing factions who want to stop mankind from making official alien contact with these human looking cat aliens because basically its not what they expected alien’s to look like (almost like a cult).”
That’s just one of the many fabulous quotes from Mike’s review of Cat Planet Cuties. Also included in the review was this fantastic image:
If you’re hoping for anything different on the site from the Cat Planet review, you’re out of luck. Mike has the mental faculties of an underdeveloped radish and the eyesight of a spoon.
Supposing you wish to keep your brain and eyes intact, it’s best not to dig too deep into this cancer litterbox.
One paragraph of summary and one paragraph of reaction are all that make up this blog’s manga chapter reviews. Neither are worth the 30-second time investment it takes to read them, though.
The anime episodic reviews fare slightly better, sometimes involving three whole paragraphs of summary! You still only get one paragraph of reaction, but considering the quality, you’re better off skipping it. (Naruto manga spoilers, not that you wouldn’t have seen them coming 4 years ago.)
“Madara is back to life and looks impressive as expected. He doesn’t his eyes back, but that’s still more than enough to handle Sasuke, Hashirama and Naruto for the time being. Obito is not out of the game either as Black Zetsu has him under control, and it’s probably up to Kakashi and Minato to finish Obito off. It’ll be interesting to see what Madara is going to do to tame the tailed beasts when he doesn’t have his haXX0r eyes. Wait… he’ll probably use Hashirama’s equally haXX0r wood powers.”
As the title implies, what you’re getting on this site is reviews of anime and manga with at least a yuri subtext.
Now this is what I’m talking about when I said Meeping didn’t have a reason for people to visit it. Yuri Reviews does; it’s a niche blog with a very clear audience that will appreciate what they’re going for.
That being said, the writing is rather subpar. About all you should expect from anything posted here is a screeching fangirl’s hype.
“You know, it’s rare to find someone you can call a perfect character, but in my case, I found one;
Akane somehow combines all the things that I want to see in a character. She’s adorable, gorgeous, funny, strong, reliable and best of all she’s into girls and has a huge crush on the sexy student council president Celia.
Can it get any better? Yes it can!
She’s also carrying a Katana with her, which is already a big plus for me, and she every now and then has cute delusions about the girl she loves.”
While this site can be useful if you’re interested in checking out some more yuri series, anyone looking for thoughts of worth should look toward other yuri blogs.
Well this is an interesting site, at least in that I don’t have much to say about it. Pretty much every post is a full series review, and very competently written. The writing is persuasive enough that even if you disagree with swabl’s opinions, you can at least see they weren’t formed entirely inside his ass.
Review sites aren’t exactly my thing, so I can’t say this will be hitting my bookmarks anytime soon. But if you need a second opinion on a series, Swabulous Max is a solid, solid option.
As far as I can tell, this guy’s job is to suck up to other bloggers in a blatant attempt to get links back to OASG. Nothing wrong with a circlejerk every now and then, but based on the above-linked post I can only assume that Justin is so deep in it that he never needs to lotion his hands. Have a little pride, guy.
There are about 8 other bloggers I could look at on this site, but what’s the point? It’s a megablog that no one visits, and the content I checked sucked. Forget this shit.
Yes, Deadlight, I listened to your fucking podcast. Gave it 30 minutes even. I just hate all those anibloggers even more now. Also, you need to work on your audio encoding or something. I had to jam my speakers up to a ridiculous level to even make out what the fuck they were saying.
While going through the site, I got the overarching sense that you have no fucking idea what you’re doing. In one post you go out of your way to praise Yozakura Quartet for being so out there, but then in the next, you say “fucking pool episode. dropped.” Then it turns out you’re still watching it. Am I supposed to laugh or something? Cuz I mostly just thought you were retarded. (Edited out because technically there was a throwaway line about the other two episodes he watched and Deadlight wanted me to remove the critique. Fine.)
You jump from post type to post type. First you start out with a bunch of episodics, then nix those halfway through the season for a monthly summary post. And I never know whether I’m gonna get a short post or a long post when I open one up. That’s not necessarily a problem, but if not handled effectively can get a bit disconcerting. Now I get why you were a bit concerned on what my impressions here would consist of.
Here’s some useful advice: just write posts that you yourself would want to read. Write something that would make you become a reader if it were someone else making that content. Then people who think like you do will follow.
If that’s what you’re already doing, fine. But do it better. I do think you at least have some potential.