Shiki (Timekeeper)

I quite honestly don't recall how I even came upon this series. I wasn't recommended that I watch it by another forumgoer, I didn't see it on my suggestions on my MAL page, and I didn't watch a lick of it on YouTube. One thing I do know is this: I'm certainly glad I came upon it. Because not only is Shiki one of my favorite anime series of all time, but it's probably my favorite of all time when it comes to the horror genre.

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Shelter

Author: Vladnyx

A couple of days ago I watched this anime short/music video. Typically I'd ignore and skip over such things without giving them a chance. Luckily for me a dear friend persuaded me into watching Shelter. He hyped it up so much... that by the end of the day I just caved in. To be blunt I wasn't expecting much at all. Upon completion however, I was swept off my feet by how much it struck an emotional chord within me in just a short span of 6 minutes.

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Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Before I begin this review, I would like to say this: if you're expecting this to be lighthearted and full of funnies like Is This a Zombie? (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?), please do yourself a favor and turn around. This anime does have a few joking moments, but very little. Corpse Party: Tortured Souls is not a show for those who cannot handle blood and gore. It isn't trying to fool you into thinking it's a slapstick comedy show; it is what it is: a horror series. So, with that, let's get onto the actual review.

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School Live! (Gakkou Gurashi)

Good lord. I'll be totally honest here, but this was probably the most fun I've ever had going blind into a series since Madoka Magica. And that's saying A LOT coming from me. However, unlike Madoka Magica, the "you didn't see that coming" hardball that hits you right in the face came a fair bit earlier in this series. Aside from an animated GIF that was shared with me on Facebook, I knew absolutely nothing when I decided to pick this series up. And my God, I'm glad I did. Before I begin this review, I am going to say that this review will have some spoilers.

Clannad/After Story

Author: Timekeeper

To anyone who knows me well, they know damn well that this review was eventually going to come. I don't exactly know what Me from the past was thinking when he decided to put this off like putting doing his taxes, but he must have been on the purest meth ever if he thought this anime was gonna be a bigger letdown than Karin.

So if that preface wasn't enough to tell you how much I hold this series in regard, then keep on reading. If not, what're you still doing here? Go somewhere else.

Bludegoning Angel Dokuro-chan

It seems that October's rolled around and I thought it'd be only fitting to compile a sort of Halloween-ish review. You know, blood, vampires, ghouls, zombies, and otherworldly abominations that are meant to traumatize kids under the age of ten. So to reign in the new month, I decided to start off light and as the month progresses, the reviewed series that I choose will become more gruesome and terrifying.

So how about we just get into it. Here's the first review of the month: Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan.

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Spice and Wolf (Timekeeper)

Author: Timekeeper

Many many years ago, I stumbled upon this series while attempting to find a new series to watch. When I was told by many anonymous users, forum-goers, and various other individuals that it was the best thing since sliced bread, I decided to give it a watch. After watching the first and second season (the latter of which took Funimation a century to license), I'm a bit confused as to what my experience was. Why was this? Let's dive in.

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