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Mace and Crown | October 31, 2014

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Anime Review Archives - Mace and Crown

Hetalia: Welcome to the World! PASTA!

April 23, 2014 |

A comedic allegory for international politics, Hetalia, as a franchise, presents history in a unique medium. As an anime, it presents concepts that would not be familiar with an anime audience, such as the differing cultural idiosyncrasies of European nations, … Read More

The Wallflower

April 9, 2014 |

Satirizing the anime trope of a reverse harem, “The Wallflower” takes many of the stereotypical characters and situations to its furthest logical extreme. Giving a commentary on how beauty is perceived and treated in society. The premise follows Sunako, a … Read More

Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040

April 2, 2014 |

The reboot of the beloved Bubblegum Crisis 2033, Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 (BGC 2040), is 90s Mecha anime that uses a seven year intermission in a franchise as an excuse to retell a futuristic, feminine 3 musketeers. The premise is … Read More

D. N. Angel

March 26, 2014 |

A romantic comedy in the guise of fantasy thriller, D.N. Angel is a poorly scripted anime that does not understand the basics of storytelling through any aspects of the medium. Like many an amateur fan fictions, the premise of a … Read More

Heroic Age

March 26, 2014 |

A science fiction thrill ride with fantasy accents, Heroic Age requires a huge suspension of disbelief to enter its unique literary universe. Past that, however, its core is an epic escapist fiction with probing philosophical questions about perspective and destiny. … Read More

Accel World

March 5, 2014 |

Written by the same author as Sword Art Online, Reki Kawahara , Accel World is an anime about the future of the SAO world and how technology progressed into a nearly co-existing reality between the virtual and real worlds. It … Read More

Aria the Scarlet Ammo

February 26, 2014 |

Aria the Scarlet Ammo is a blend of action, romance, comedy and detective style anime that encapsulates the viewer with the premise of Sherlock Holmes’s great granddaughter, searching for a partner in order to go on a crusade to capture … Read More

Get Your Head in the Game

February 19, 2014 |

Sword Art Online

A fantasy, action/adventure, based on a dramatic science fiction premise, Sword Art Online, lovingly known by fans as SAO, is a deeply character-driven narrative with a few well-choreographed fights and an intriguing romance.

The series has 25 … Read More

Devil May Cry: The Animated Series

February 10, 2014 |

Based off of a relatively popular video game, Devil May Cry was made for viewers who appreciate pointlessly gory escapist fiction. The basic concept is fascinating: a universe where demons physically manifest and interact with a 19 century world that … Read More

D. Grey-man

January 29, 2014 |

Redefining the struggle between exorcists and demons, “D.Greyman” provides every classical literary genre including comedy, action and adventure. As its basic categorization falls under a simple supernatural, gothic horror, “D. Grey-man” is often overlooked, yet it goes through so many … Read More