Monthly Archives: November 2017

A poor Japanese travelling circus.

“Midori: Shōjo Tsubaki” Review

I promised at the end of my previous article that I’d review something worse than Violence Jack next, and today I will keep that promise.  But what could be worse than Violence Jack?  I present to you… Midori: Shōjo Tsubaki!A little girl writhing in pain.   Midori was adapted from a manga by Maruo Suehiro titled “Shōjo Tsubaki” or “Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show.”  The man behind this adaptation is Harada Hiroshi, on whom I was able to find surprisingly little information.  From what I can gather, Hiroshi is a recluse who animated this whole thing himself because no one else would agree to finance it.  Their reluctance is unsurprising given the nature of the story being adapted.  Hiroshi has referred several times to Shōjo Tsubaki as an unconventional romance; it’s not.  Even after watching this thing I’m not sure I can discern any plot.  Rather, things just happen because they disgust, and for no other reason.
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Violence Jack looms over others.

“Violence Jack” Review

When I heard about Violence Jack fViolence Jack looms over others.rom another reviewer, I thought, “That sounds almost as bad as Game of Thrones.”  I’d heard this was one of the worst anime ever, that morality wasn’t a concept that existed in Violence Jack’s world, and that the male characters were all rapists, child-murderers, and worse.  Now I’ve seen this piece of crap, I can say that’s all true.  Now it comes time to review this thing.
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