When I heard about Violence Jack from 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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I love Death Note, but this movie is not Death Note. It may bear the title of “Death Note”, but it’s really not. It doesn’t surprise me that this movie is bad. I fully expected the American version of Death Note to be bad, but I didn’t expect it to be quite as terrible as this.
What is Death Note?
In case you’re not aware, Death Note is an anime about a Japanese high school honour student named Light Yagami who finds a shinigami’s notebook, which allows him to kill anyone whose name he writes in it—usually by heart attack. Light decides to use the notebook to become, as he puts it, “the god of the new world” by killing all the world’s criminals, followed by anyone else he sees as unworthy to live. A brilliant detective named L realizes early on how dangerous “Kira the Saviour” is and makes it his goal to catch the serial killer.
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There’s nothing more certain to draw masses of ire than the criticism of a well-liked show. That said, I don’t really have much choice in the matter, as I could not ignore such blatant sexism as one finds in the nineteenth episode of the show One Piece. First of all, I have heard that the show gets better after this, so if this is the case, please consider this to be a criticism of Episode Nineteen only. I don’t think that’s entirely unreasonable, as this episode functions more-or-less as a standalone story; for the purposes of this review I will regard it as such.
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I recently decided that, just for the fun of seeing what would happen, I’d randomly decide on an anime I’d never heard of and watch it from start to finish. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped. I mean, I do have quite a lot to say about it, but the show itself wasn’t especially good.
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After I reviewed The Nutshack, one of the worst cartoons of all time, I said I’d talk about a good cartoon in my next review. There are so many great cartoons that it’s taken me quite a long time to decide which of them I should discuss first. My first thought was to talk about my favourite cartoon airing today, but reviewing that would require more context than I wanted to give in this article. Therefore I decided to start by reviewing my favourite cartoon—my favourite show, in fact—of all time!
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