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Raziel Reaper (Ilan XD)

Joined 10 years ago from Hyrule

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Cowboy Bebop'

    12 months ago

    "Cowboy Bebop" merges an irresistible sense of style with nuanced characters and smooth animation to create one of anime's very best offerings.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Akira'

    2 years ago

    Meticulously animated and thematically engrossing, 'Akira' is a complex, riveting and relentless sci-fi epic that rightfully earned its legacy as a landmark in animation.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Psycho-Pass: The Movie"

    12 months ago

    "Psycho-Pass: The Movie" is a solid return to form, even if it ultimately doesn't shake up the central narrative in a noticeable way.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Psycho-Pass 2" (2014)

    2 years ago

    The 2014 Anime series "Psycho-Pass 2" is not without its moments of brilliance, but a condensed, undercooked story and horrid characterization for the main characters make this season a pale shadow of its acclaimed predecessor, with very little value on its own. Here's my review with spoilers.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Attack on Titan S3'

    12 months ago

    "Attack on Titan" Season 3 gloriously delivers on all fronts, with an intriguing story that plays itself out fantastically and never forgets its characters' humanity, and a vivid presentation of frenetic action and somber beauty that puts most of its peers to shame.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online"

    12 months ago

    Fun and charming, "SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online" is an addicting spin-off of the decisive "Sword Art Online" series.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'SSSS.Gridman'

    18 months ago

    It stumbles out of the gate and doesn't quite make the landing, but "SSSS.Gridman's" ability to balance campy action and touching character drama make it a worthwhile watch nonetheless.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Psycho-Pass" (2012)

    12 months ago

    The 2012 anime series "Psycho-Pass" is a stylish and intelligent crime thriller like nothing else. Here's my review.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" (2018)

    18 months ago

    Bright, quirky and charming, "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" is an addicting and rewarding anime series from 2018 that always delivers on its fun characters and meticulous world-building, even if its story lacks some actual weight.

  • 2

    "Kaguya-Sama: Love is War" Review

    12 months ago

    "Kaguya-Sama" (2019) uses creative animation and quirky, affable personalities to deliver an effective and satisfying comedy.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "The Promised Neverland" (2019)

    12 months ago

    Slick, absorbing and intelligent, "The Promised Neverland" is an excellent thriller from 2019.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Hand Shakers'

    18 months ago

    Ambitious and passionate to a tragic fault, Hand Shakers is the unfortunate end result of an experimental series brought down by its lackluster story and disastrous presentation.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid"

    12 months ago

    With its charming KyoAni aesthetics and heartwarming characters, "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" is a mostly entertaining slice-of-life series.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale" (2017)

    11 months ago

    With sharp visuals and an emotionally intense story, "Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale" is a great example of a series determined to constantly improve itself.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Sword Art Online II'

    2 years ago

    "Sword Art Online II" is held back by familiar problems in both its writing and execution, but the high-flying action and focus on strong characterization nudge the franchise towards the right direction.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Sword Art Online"

    12 months ago

    Here's my review of "Sword Art Online," a polarizing anime with as many detractors as fans.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Little Witch Academia'

    18 months ago

    Fun, hyperactive and boasting eye-popping animation, Little Witch Academia may not tell the smartest story around, but its endless supply of imagination, sense of adventure and attaching characters are almost peerless in the medium.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Zombie Land Saga'

    2 years ago

    Exploding with colorful characters, superb comedic sense and a surprising amount of emotional depth, 'Zombie Land Saga' is a joyous and loving parody of the idol genre that anyone can get into, and it fully deserves its status as the most popular anime of 2018.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Goblin Slayer"

    18 months ago

    A highly popular and controversial anime series, "Goblin Slayer" offers a thrilling fantasy ride with its phenomenal protagonist and his lovable party members, although it could definitely use some more flair and passion for its overall presentation.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Bokurano: Ours"

    12 months ago

    Underneath its lackluster visuals, Bokurano hides a powerful narrative that cements itself as a classic of anime.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Persona 4: The Animation'

    2 years ago

    Persona 4: The Animation is surprisingly competent and entertaining in its execution, thanks to its affable characters and a high dose of fun. But at times it isn't hard to see that it struggles to cover up its video game heritage.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple" (2018)

    12 months ago

    "Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple" is an action-packed adventure that's nevertheless a bit over-complex. Here's my review of this film.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works'

    2 years ago

    A visual marvel armed with an enthralling and addicting narrative, 'Unlimited Blade Works' is a unique and engaging series that makes its source material and prequel proud, even if some of its story and character bits aren't as polished as its production values.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Fate/Zero'

    2 years ago

    Elegant, sophisticated, and mature, 'Fate/Zero' masterfully builds upon 'Fate/stay Night's' concept with an intelligent script and spectacular visuals in ways that far surpass its predecessor and allow it to reign as a modern classic of fantasy anime.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Fate/Stay Night"

    2 years ago

    "Fate/Stay Night" is a fascinating series held back by numerous directional and production-related faults, but thanks to its unique and ambitious concept and gorgeous score, it maintains itself as a great introduction to the "Fate" franchise.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Violet Evergarden"

    2 years ago

    Slow beginning aside, "Violet Evergarden" is a modern classic that takes emotionally profound stories and human characters before wrapping them in an unforgettable series powered by jaw-dropping visuals and a haunting soundtrack.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "My Hero Academia S3"

    12 months ago

    Three seasons in and "My Hero Academia" remains one of the most engaging and entertaining shounen anime in recent years.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Devilman Crybaby"

    2 years ago

    Bold and unashamed of its vibrant violence and sexuality, "Devilman Crybaby" is not for everyone, but those who choose to check it out will experience a surprisingly complex and thoughtful work with wild aesthetics and merciless execution.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World'

    5 years ago

    Re:Zero is an intriguing and captivating series that utilizes its time altering element to a great effect, though its main narrative definitely needs some clarity and direction if it wants to be more than mere entertainment.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Nekomonogatari: Black"

    12 months ago

    It has some minor issues, but "Nekomonogatari" is a wonderfully-written prequel to the "Monogatari" series.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Nisemonogatari"

    12 months ago

    "Nisemonogatari" gathers the lovable characters, witty script, and vibrant visuals of "Bakemonogatari” with several new, welcome additions, but this season is not as brilliant as its predecessor. Here’s my review.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Bakemonogatari" (2009)

    12 months ago

    The 2009 anime series "Bakemonogatari" excels at unique, colorful visuals and compelling characters, alongside a high-caliber script.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Darling in the Franxx" (2018)

    12 months ago

    "Darling in the Franxx" (2018) is a collaboration between Studio Trigger, A-1 Pictures, and CloverWorks and features genuinely likable protagonists and awesome battle sequences.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "KonoSuba S2"

    12 months ago

    The second season of "KonoSuba" doesn't shake up its formula much, but it provides a hilariously entertaining second round.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "KonoSuba"

    2 years ago

    While it lacks a hefty budget and is disappointingly short, "KonoSuba" is a gleefully silly yet endearing parody on Isekai anime with its lively characters and hilarious scenarios. Here's my review.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress'

    2 years ago

    'Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress' starts off promising enough and is aided by top-notch production values, but its characters are hollowed and its plot quickly devolves into a messy, compressed and uninspired story.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Attack on Titan" Season 2

    12 months ago

    The second season of "Attack on Titan" delivers an enthralling story and a slew of well-written characters.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Attack on Titan'

    2 years ago

    Not to be undone by its sheer popularity and hype, 'Attack on Titan' is an addicting anime that packs a dark, engrossing story and jaw-dropping action sequences, though it doesn't always keep a consistent level of quality.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Land of the Lustrous'

    2 years ago

    Visually groundbreaking and narratively immersive, 'Land of the Lustrous' is a unique and lavish anime with a charming lead and masterful storytelling that raises the bar significantly for CGI animation.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'Bungo Stray Dogs'

    2 years ago

    Its questionable direction and sudden tone swings can be jarring and frustrating, but 'Bungo Stray Dogs' benefits strongly from colorful characters and sheer entertainment value.

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    Reaper's Reviews: "Made in Abyss"

    12 months ago

    Here's my review of "Made in Abyss" (2017). Beneath its innocent appearance, "Made in Abyss" hides a progressively bittersweet story, tangled in a rich and unforgivable setting and powered by beautiful music and visuals.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'My Hero Academia S2'

    3 years ago

    Intriguing themes, rich characterization and high production values help make My Hero Academia S2 into one of the most effective and well-executed shounen series in a while.

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    Reaper's Reviews: 'My Hero Academia'

    5 years ago

    Though it is merely a prelude to a much larger story, My Hero Academia's first season makes for a solid debut, with relatable leads, frenetic action, and a big heart.

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