Welcome to Nefarious Reviews, a site for Anime and Manga reviews and articles. Barring extreme circumstances, there will be two reviews a week with the occasional extra content on top of that.
The site’s aim is to provide informative, consistent, and objective reviews across the medium. While it is impossible to be completely objective when critiquing the creative arts, I strive to reach that pinnacle. My approach to reviewing is to extrapolate the facts (informative) and convey the emotive response to these facts. In order to remain objective, I follow a system to analyse each aspect of the subject.
For example, in an action series filled with battles, the review’s focus will be on those battles. I look for the marks of good action: depth of strategy, tension, variety of abilities, internal and external character conflicts, and so on. A fight can be great, filled with twists, intelligent strategy, and drama, only to have it ruined by a new ability out of nowhere from the hero to win the day. Then I add on the visual quality, the animation fluidity, and sound effects, analysing each in turn, weighing the value of each and evaluating how they enhance the core focus. In this manner, I work my way through the elements to a conclusion.
In a romance on the other hand, action is pushed to the low tier, if existent at all. Where action could get away with not exploring the fundamentals of human relationships, romance has to bring these to the forefront. In this manner, I approach each genre differently, each series on its own merits.
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(Note: some genres and tags may not have any reviews yet, but as the review count builds, the lists will fill.)
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