No Game No Life is a gorgeous game-centered Isekai with lush worldbuilding and an interesting story. It also brings the worst of ecchi objectification/sexualization and the Smartest Man In The Room genre.
Kakegurui presents the eternally glorified “Anime High School Girl” and then shatters it into disturbing pieces.
Sequel to Sword Art Online II / SAOA: GGO Genre(s): Action, Game, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Romance Age-Appropriateness: 14+ (Violence, language, partial nudity) Platforms: Hulu Episodes: One 2 hour movie TheAwersome Rating: 8.4 / 10 (Solid installment in the series) Premise: Virtual Reality games are losing popularity due to the introduction of the Augma device which uses... Continue Reading →
Spinoff of Sword Art Online II Genre(s): Action, Game, Military, Sci-fi Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (Violence, language) Platforms: Netflix, Crunchyroll, Hulu Episodes: 13 (one recap episode) TheAwersome Rating: 8.1 / 10 (Solid all the way through) Premise: Clad in desert pink, and only the size of a child, the infamous “Pink Devil” mercilessly hunts other players in... Continue Reading →
Sequel to Sword Art Online Genre(s): Action, Game, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Psychological Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (Violence, language, disturbing imagery) Platforms: Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation Episodes: 25 (One is a recap episode) TheAwersome Rating: 8.5 / 10 (Definitely worth watching) Premise: Mild Season One Spoilers One year after the events of the previous season, Kazuto (Kirito) is... Continue Reading →
Genre(s): Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Game, Romance, Isekai Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (violence, language, a scene of sexual assault) Platforms: Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation Episodes: 25 (+1 Bonus episode on Crunchyroll, Hulu) TheAwersome Rating: 8.4 / 10 (9.1 for first arc, 7.0 for second arc) Premise: In 2022, the first VRMMORPG is released which makes use of NerveGear... Continue Reading →
Genre(s): Drama, School, Psychological, Shounen, Game Age-Appropriateness: 17+ (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Themes) Platforms: Netflix Episodes: 12 TheAwersome Rating: 7.2 / 10 (You’ll either love it or you’ll hate it. Hard to be middle-ground) Premise: Hyakkaou Private Academy is an elite school housing the children of Japan’s most wealthy and influential businessmen, and regularly produces world-class... Continue Reading →