Best Anime of 2014!

It is now the passing of another year and time for every anime critic’s favorite part of the year (not really), listing off the best and worst anime this year! Overall, this year has actually been a little bit of a step up compared to 2013. Wouldn’t necessarily call it a magnificent outing, but there have been some significant shows that are worthy of being crowned best all year round. Most of the categories haven’t changed since 2013’s list, with only a few minor iterations to fit 2014 more closely and decided to do only one runner up rather than two in each category.

Also keep this in mind: These are shows that have started and ended in 2014. Meaning, there are shows that may have started in 2013 but still continued on until after the Winter season of 2014 and will be featured on here. And shows that started in 2014 but are still ongoing and will not be featured here because of that. So, without further ado, let us begin! Continue reading

Akame ga Kill Review

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Pushing the edge of violent carnage is not something we get to see very often in anything these days, and for good reason. They are criticized as a mishandled and cheap way to distract us from the inconsistencies in the writing and characters. The only problem with that argument is that, these days, animation studios edit any sort of blood on most action anime to appease for higher BD sales. Now, when you have an anime like Akame ga Kill to do away with that, it is a refreshing mix into the blender; even if the overall taste may be a bit lukewarm. Continue reading