Over the the time I’ve been blogging and things, I’ve reviewed and given shows scores. As of now, I’ve really gone over a lot of shows I’ve seen and really changed the way I’ve rated a lot of them. Some shows/movies have seen an increase in my appreciation for them as well as my overall impressions of them, while others have more or less slid by the way side. This post is here give you a more recent and up-to-date look of my opinions on certain works. The title of each piece will link back to the original review, so you can see my original thoughts in the work. The format this’ll go in is “(Title of work here): Original Score (score here): Current Score (score here): (brief reasons for the change)”. Also, each original review will have an update link to this page to show how opinions have changed. And without further ado, I’ll get started with a movie that has slowly become one of my most favorites.Ghost in the Shell (1995): Original Score 7: Current Score 9: After having reviewed the film, I proceeded to watch it again. After watching it for a second time, some time passed, and I was always finding myself thinking about the film and what it means, and the points it’s trying to make. Th question that it asked has had even more impact on me than I had initially thought, and has continued to be a part of my thoughts since that second watch. It’s a film I’ve been able to chew on a lot, and has given me a lot of insight several days and weeks after seeing it. It has certainly become a film that I would recommend to almost anyone and I can almost guarantee it’ll give you something to think about.Alderamin on the Sky: Original Score 7: Current Score 5: I’ve spent some time with this series, and from thinking about it for awhile, I came to the conclusion that I was very generous to it. The setting was somewhat unique, and magi-tech style things are pretty cool, as well as having a genius has the main character. However, I still do not feel it fits in the category as other things I have given a 7, and example being FLCL, a series I feel is miles ahead of Alderamin. I would normally say 7s are series I would certainly recommend to people, they aren’t one’s I would highly recommend, but they are series I would feel safe recommending to someone who’s looking for something they’ll enjoy to a mild degree. I don’t feel that way for Alderamin, mostly because I feel a lot of the characters are fairly one dimensional and can get annoying at times. I also feel that the show overdoes its main character. It is almost instinctual to make all the other characters look like babbling idiots in front of our main, and not only that, but the show actively points out just how smart he is through characters directly stating it rather than showing him do it. It also doesn’t help that almost all of his strategies are directly explained to the audience instead of making an indirect reference as to why they worked, or simply just leaving it up to the interpretation of the audience and letting them figure it out for themselves. This isn’t a series I would recommend to everybody, but if certain aspects of it peak your interest, I would certainly tell you to give it a shot.Kuromukuro: Original Score 7: Current Score 6: My opinion on this series has changed slightly, it isn’t super fantastic at any one thing, but it doesn’t seem to do anything extra poorly either. There definitely things in this series that make it watchable and there are also a lot of elements that I thoroughly enjoyed, but I can’t shake the feeling that I don’t quite feel all that strongly about it. I’d say it is slightly weaker than what I initially thought, but I would still encourage you to at least take a small look at it, it may just be the hodge podge thing for you.91 Days: Original Score 8: Current Score 7: At first, I was enthralled with the setting and period of the series; it’s quite rare to get an anime based around the mafia, and while I would still, certainly recommend it, it isn’t something I would recommend highly, if I give something an 8, I would highly recommend it. 91 Days is a solid and well constructed mafia story, no more, no less. It won’t blow you away with being amazing, but you will still probably enjoy it.Macross Delta: Original Score 9: Current Score 8: The reasoning for this one is pretty straight forward, I was maybe fanboying a little too hard when I wrote that initial review, it isn’t a 9-caliber series, but I would still highly recommend it if only for the music alone, the narratives good, and it has some great characters, but the music really make the series come alive, it is still a fantastic watch.Tales of Zestiria the X: Original Score 7: Current Score 6: This series is unique in its genericness; I wouldn’t say it excels in any category (aside from animation), but I also don’t feel it is all that poor either. The story is incredibly simple, a “the hero saves the world” which I had already mentioned, but it also has the small little bit of intrigue with its few interesting characters, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t wanting to see the story continue so I can finally know what’s up with the character Rose, a character I feel could have made the series slightly better had she been fleshed out a little more, but luckily there’s a second season and it looks like my wish might be granted. I would definitely say you should give it a shot, especially if you’re into video game stories. Who knows, you might find some of the other characters more charming than I did.Gunbuster: Original Score 5: Current Score 6: The reason for this one is fairly simple, I feel I was a little too hard on the series, and I have also come to the conclusion that I would recommend this series to most people, thus, the small bump in score.Perfect Blue: Original Score ?: Current Score 8: This is probably as simple as it gets, I’ve finally decided on a rating I’m happy with. This film is one I would highly recommend to just about anyone and a film I feel you will certainly enjoy.Tenshi no Tamago: Original Score 10: Current Score 9: I was a little over enthusiastic about this one, and gave it a 10 very quickly. I should have thought about it more, before writing the review. It isn’t a 10/10 masterpiece, but is more of an exceptional piece of art that everyone should certainly experience and form their own opinions on. It is still something I think you should definitely see.
And that does it for all of the updates, leave a comment if you’d like a further opinion on what I think of any series in question, and certainly let me know some of your opinions on these works. I love to hear all the opinions there are.