Reviewing Mediocre Anime – Why Is This Harder Than Reviewing Bad Anime?

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Mediocre anime are perhaps the hardest thing for a reviewer to deal with. Here's why.

Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Series Review – It’s a Gag Anime About a Germaphobe Soccer Player: What Do You Really Expect?

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Overview: Aoyama is a brilliant soccer player who also happens to be a germaphobe. When he starts highschool he defies expectations by going to a school that isn't particularly strong at soccer and there continues to go about his daily life. Review: The whole way through the Summer 2017 anime season I kept this show … Continue reading Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Series Review – It’s a Gag Anime About a Germaphobe Soccer Player: What Do You Really Expect?

Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episode 12: Apparently There’s a Reason

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Review: The team are still worried that Aoyama will leave for a better offer, despite every bit of evidence suggesting that Aoyama has no interest in doing so, and Zaizen attempts a heart-to-heart though given his basic personality that goes about as well as expected. We then spend the rest of the episode in another … Continue reading Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episode 12: Apparently There’s a Reason

Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episode 11: This was Painful

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Review: I know we shouldn't actually expect much from an episode called "Sakai-Kun's Hairstyle Has Changed", but for a show that has defied my worst fears most of the season, this episode was just plain painful to endure. And it was an endurance. Okay, I skipped about three minutes in the second half because I … Continue reading Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episode 11: This was Painful

Top 5: Anime of Summer 2017 That Weren’t As Bad As Their Synopsis Made Them Sound

Tuesday's Top 5

This top 5 list looks at the anime of Summer 2017 that weren't as bad as they sounded from their write up. Weird list, but here we go.

Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episode 10: He’s a Mystery

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Review: This episode starts basically enough with the guys on the soccer team realising they know nothing about Aoyama and so tailing him. It seems like the set up for a pretty formulaic follow Aoyama around and then have some ridiculous twist ending and that's all. Then we end up at the ab-guy's school where … Continue reading Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episode 10: He’s a Mystery

Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episode 9: Training Camps and Tests of Courage

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Review: While this show has been surprisingly entertaining, it has never actually been good, and this week I found myself finally groaning more than smiling at the forced attempts at humour. That isn't to say this show got any worse, it is more that while I appreciated it this far, I've finally had enough of … Continue reading Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episode 9: Training Camps and Tests of Courage

Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episodes 7 + 8: Is That Supposed To Be A Serious Development?

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Review Episode 7: Probably the biggest issue I have with shows like this is I miss the point sometimes of whether they are attempting to be serious or not. The introduction of a girl who can touch Aoyama introduces a new insight into his character given Aoyama suddenly starts experimenting with things outside of his … Continue reading Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episodes 7 + 8: Is That Supposed To Be A Serious Development?

Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episode 6: It’s Dangerous Trying to Please Everyone

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Review: This week the episode focusses on Ozaki, who is apparently writing a manga. He introduces a character based on Aoyama but becomes upset by that character's popularity when he'd tried to make him the villain. As he attempts to sabotage the character, the manga loses popularity and he is forced to try to turn … Continue reading Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episode 6: It’s Dangerous Trying to Please Everyone

Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episodes 4 + 5: They’re Multiplying

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Review Episode 4: With the exception of one ball being used as a projectile weapon inside a game world, there was absolutely zero soccer involved in this episode. Instead we mostly follow the internal thoughts of a guy named Narita who apparently is also a clean freak but has chosen to try to conceal the … Continue reading Clean Freak Aoyama-Kun Episodes 4 + 5: They’re Multiplying