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I’m a complete action fanboy. And being a fanboy means that I love good shounen. The first anime I can remember being exposed to was Dragonball Z back around when I was 11. Me and my friend always used to talk about how awesome the show was, but took two very different paths: he got into gymnastics/fighting/general awesomeness (as his love of DBZ was less a love for anime and more a love for all things martial arts) and I just kept watching more anime. DBZ was just a gateway drug, and although it’ll always be with me as a part of my childhood, these days I easily dismiss it for not being all that good. But that’s not really the point. (more…)

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On most counts, Heroman is not a good show. The characters are uninteresting (bordering on the annoying) and for the moment the story’s rather dull as well. Although it has the potential to be good, I don’t think it’ll ever live up to that. I probably feel this way because I’m not the show’s intended audience – even though I do like a fair amount of shounen, they’ve never been as basic as this. (more…)

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Oftentimes, filler is just terrible. Bad animation, bad plotlines and absolutely no character development whatsoever. Though most of the time it’s regulated to the long running shounen series, filler can show up in shorter series as well, such as in the case of Endless Eight. (Though I understand that it’s easy to argue Endless Eight wasn’t filler due to the different directors, animation, interpretations etc, I’m still inclined to think that it is, simply because I think that progression and development are key in any series with any sort of a plot.  Without these elements, what’s really left?). But within a genre that I love, it’s harder and harder to stick by shows when they fall from grace into filler hell. (more…)

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