Rat's Lair: Anime Reviews

Romantic Killer

Rating: 8.5/10

I enjoyed this a lot! It was pretty entertaining and I really liked Anzu as a character. I was definitely not expecting it to get that dark at the end though- it actually creeped me out a bit. Overall, Romantic Killer was funny, entertaining and had good characters.

Death Parade

Rating: 8/10

I binged all of Death Parade in a day. The visuals are amazing, and it has an interesting concept. But I think it could have been better if it had more episodes. I would have liked to see more of the other characters. The ending was also somewhat anticlimatic, not bad at all, but still a bit underwhelming. The ending was still good though. Don't watch the opening thinking it'd be a fun comedy slice-of-life about a bar, it's the opposite.

Assassination Classroom

Rating: 8/10

Assassination Classroom has a unique and insane premise and pulls it off well. The plot of the anime is nothing special, but doesn't need to be: the characters and humour make up for it. Originally I was going to give it a 7 or 7.5, but I liked the ending a lot. I was worried that it would be anti-climatic but the last two episodes were good. If you like comedy anime, then definitely check this out.

Ghost Stories (English dub)

Rating: 9/10

Ghost Stories is amazing, because it's so awful. The dub (never seen the very different sub) was hilarious. The pure shock and also bad-ness of it is why it's so funny.

Serial Experiments Lain

Rating: 10/10

It feels like SEL was made for me. I loved all the themes in it, it's pure genius. It didn't feel like it dragged on. If you like existential and psychological themes you should definitely watch it.

Bungo Stray Dogs

Rating: 9.5/10

I loved BSD! All the characters were well written, and I liked most of them. Only a 9.5/10 because I wasn't a fan of one of the villain's death (it was a bit anti-climatic).

Inferno Cop

Rating: 9/10

What is this? What have I watched? This was fricking hilarious, it takes effort to make something so stupid intentionally. No masterpiece, but one of the funniest things I've seen in ages.

Parasyte -The Maxim-

Rating: 9/10

I really enjoyed this. Parasyte is about what it means to be human, and I'm a fan of this theme, so Parasyte was a great watch for me. My only problem is very nitpicky, and that's how the humans simply referred to the parasites as a parasite instead of coming up with a name for them. That bothered me a bit, but not much. I'd recommend this to Tokyo Ghoul fans.

Tokyo Ghoul

Rating: 6/10

I love the Tokyo Ghoul manga, but the anime is lacking. It does have beautiful animation, and the first season does follow the manga quite well but after season 1 it goes downhill. Season 2 makes a big change from the manga which makes no sense what-so-ever and don't get me started on season 3, the anime's version of :re. Just read the manga.