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My Cartoon Diary 2020-

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2022

People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 7
Rupert (1991)
11.8.

This cartoon was based on a British comic book, so people wanting to see another bombastic in-your-face American cartoon are surely going to hate a calm and smart animation like this.

Rupert has way more depth and brains than most of its Western contemporaries at the time. None of the episodes feel patronising at all, all the characters have more feelings and flaws than just the happy face and the writing feels way more fleshed out and genuine than usual. Rupert might be a nice guy, but he also has his limits and might get frustrated and angry, usually for good understandable reasons.

Get this: there's adventure stories without villains or high octane action and they still feel very satisfying, lots of episode even have nice universal themes everyone could enjoy.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 7.5
2.8.

This used to be one of my favourite shows growing up. Nowadays... let's just say the novelty has worn off and I can see many flaws in Blazing Dragons. The premise is all about parodying the Middle Ages and the legend King Arthur Monty Python -style, Blazing Dragons is all about great characters and incredibly funny worldbuilding, but I think where the thing falls apart is the writing itself. The original game was very British, but this show was made in Canada and France, so lots of nuance and finer details were lost in translation.

What the heck, I still love princess Flame, she's simply one of the best female characters ever. She views men and especially knights as morons and many times fixes thing herself. The best episode is the one where she forms her own feminine chivalric order which solves all the problems of the world simply by talking. That's the kind of creative humor I wanted from this show as an adult.
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 0
20.7.

Quiet holiday season spent working. When waiting for something to happen I just keep watching this stuff and be surprised and amused over and over again.

The Head is one of those weird MTV cartoons that look and sound crap and are just as insane on purpose. This time an alien moves inside a dude's head and together they start figting evil aliens that are trying to conquer Earth and eat people's cereblar cortexes. This shit is something else, haha.
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16.7

Downtown was amazing show. From the beginning it was designed as a semi-documentary of the urban youth culture of 90's New York, they based the series on a huge bunch of interviews they did with common people and even paid amateur actors to do the voices. The ambience and the grounded style are amazing and sucked my in right from the start. But it's not just overtly naturalistic, but they were smart enough to add in a lots of more stylistic scenes like the trippy stuff seen in the last episode.
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People who added this item 1182 Average listal rating (918 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
24.5.

Butch Hartman once said that he came up with the idea of this show on the spot when he was asking Nickelodeon executives for a job. A basic story about a boy with fairies might sound very childish, but in fact the whole thing is super cynical and at times more adult than most other shows of the era.

The first four or five seasons were great, but after that the corporate weasels started interfering and the show went down to way of the Simpsons, producing endless new reboots and seasons ignoring all the good stuff and getting worse and worse. Butch Hartman once told that the show was canceled at least five times and resurrected four. After the fifth there's been another crappy reboot, so that's that.
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5.4.

The visual style of this show kicks some ass. As usual with this type of visual treats, the storytelling isn't nearly as good. For one this show lacks any proper intro to get the basics out of the way and let the action roll right from the start. Instead the thing opens gradually as you watch it. That's pretty boring.
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4.4.

Back in the day people did lots of psychedelic drugs.
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 6
20.1.

I can't believe something this stupid actually exists.

Get this: it's a superhero cartoon about a teen who can turn into a car.

There's so many unanswered questions it's actually pretty funny.

Robot Chicken had nasty fun with this one:
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11.1.

Terrorists have kidnapped the Santa Claus!

Rambo: The Force of Freedom is one of the most over the top and insane cartoons ever made. The people who made this thing understood the fine line between action and just violence, and using that idea they managed to create something truly intense and crazy without actually breaking any rules of television entertainment.

You guys don't have a faintest idea how entertaining and balls out insane this cartoon is. There's so much testosterone and adrenaline weaker men will die of overdose while watching. Others will die laughing the insanity that is the cartoon show about the god of war himself. The awful one-liners, forced moral lessons and terrible humor just make this better.

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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0
9.1.

Kissyfur, what a name. It's a story about a circus bear and his son who end up living in a swamp after a fatal crash that let them escape. Sadly, though, the mama bear is dead.

This show had so much potential, but they either missed the mark or completely scrapped the plans after the first few episodes. This could've been a little more mature show about themes like a bond between father and son, family breaking up and stuff, but they instead went the easy road and made it a very typical kids' show with adventure and slapstick comedy.

This could've been so good, there was even an amazing set of screenwriters, like people from The Real Ghostbusters, that 90's Spider-Man and even future Disney names, but somebody somewhere missed the point badly.

For 1985 the animation is really, really good, and you got to love the disco title theme.

I need more DIC in my life.

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7.1.

If all the best and the worst bits of the 80's took a dump together, what you'd get is this: a cartoon about the life of Chuck Norris. Of course it's all written by Chuck himself, so you know it's full of his massive ego.

But goddamn is it funny as hell. One minute steroid-filled musclebound superman Chuck is doing something casual when suddenly ninjas attack him. Then it's full action after that, all the while it's trying to be kid friendly Hanna-Barbera crap.

Ninjas trying to steal a space shuttle? Why not, it's Chuck Norris!

I just can't get enough of this thing. Chuck even takes hostages and uses human shields and the villain's killer snake as a living rope.
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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 3.2 IMDB Rating 4
5.1.

This show is surreal kind of bad. Like so horrible in so many crazy ways watching it will make you happy because you know your life will only get better after it's over. Nothing makes any sense and the animation quality is worse than that 90's My Little Pony these guys made. My god, this is almost very funny.
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2.1.

I know this show has fans, but I didn't like it. Project G.e.e.K.e.r. was supposed to be a spoof of your typical action cartoon of the late 90's, but all the humor feels so out of place and random it stops being funny really fast.

Hell, I didn't even know this was shown in Finland back in the day until now, and I thought I watched them all.
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People who added this item 254 Average listal rating (192 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Maxx (1995)
1.1.

MTV had some of the best and most interesting cartoons back in the day. The Maxx is just pure frigging art: they even used drawings from the original comic itself, the plot is very new age kind of stream of consciousness but it still kicks some ass and there's lots and lots and LOTS of creativity involved with all kinds of little details and techniques they used to make this one of the most unique and high quality shows of the era. It's difficult to explain, this needs a proper essay.
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2021

People who added this item 1256 Average listal rating (871 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8
Daria (1997)
30.12.

Daria is a smarter and more sarcastic cousin of Beavis & Butt-head, clearly made for people who didn't like Mike Judge's more edgy and over the top series. Some could say it's even better.

Part of the fun for me is that the wisecracking main character and her artistic goth friend are exactly like my sister and her own teenage posse.

Like there's this one joke where some dude tries to ask Daria for some exam answer and Daria gives him the most insane thing she can possibly think of. That actually did happen. Here's how it all happened:

Once my sister noticed somebody tried to copy her exam answers so she wrote the most insane and retarted things she could come up with, and only wrote down the real ones when she knew that the damage was already done. Later the teacher thought those fake answers were so outrageous and funny she read them aloud and the whole class ended up laughing their asses off while this one guy just sat there embarrassed and sweating bullets. This really happened.
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
24.12.

What the heck was that? Troma went full 80's kids' cartoon with this and it's just as stupid as it might sound. The best part of this show is the ironic tone, which makes the overly political correct and clean dialogue feel very tongue-in-cheek and fun.

It's not that good, though. The people who made this actually knew the creators of TMNT and there were even talks of a crossover with Toxie, but it never went anywhere.
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
This buggy ass vomit keeps generating this title twice no matter how many times I move or delete it. This series I watched back in the 2020 when these above and below are from 2021.
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People who added this item 204 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 8.1
23.12.

Now THAT'S what I'm talking about: an adult horror fantasy with sex, violence and a "superhero". Spawn butchers all the pussy MCU Disney kids' films without mercy, this thing actually has some balls.
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People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
22.12.

There's nothing like bingewatching some old cartoon from the good old 90's. I don't even know if there's a legit way to watch this one other than some crappy bootlegs, but what the heck it's fun.

Eek the cat is the most naive, innocent and loving little creature that always ends up facing the wrath of the cruel world around him. Basically it's a slapstick comedy where Eek always tries to help someone and only gets punished for it, the humor is so over the top mean and cynical it's really funny.

I just love Bill Kopp as Eek, that voice fits in like a glove.
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19.12.

I think Bucky O'Hare is an overrated show among retro fans. Yes, it's your very typical Star Wars -inspired furry show from the early 90's, but that's it. Some of the characters (not the annoying human kid) are slightly memorable and the cynical humor is on the money, but the character animation itself is at times very bad.
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13.12.

This show is so damn good. It's like they took the original concept and explored the hell out of it while still staying true to the naive adventurous tone of the book. This reminds me of Lunar games which captured the same essence, possibly influenced by either this or the original source.

Too bad Peter Pan was so much ahead of its time and the cartoon craze of the 90's hadn't really caught on when this was new. As far as I know the only ways to watch this thing these days are some crappy bootlegs and single episodes released on DVD. Oh, and this was animated by multiple studios, so the quality between individual episodes can differ from awesome to terrible.

I'd much rather watch sincere, funny and high quality stuff like this than most new films these days.
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 1.7 IMDB Rating 1.8
Santa Inc. (2021)
5.12.

The legends are true. This show is indeed terrible.

I think they meant this for adults but it's more childish than most legit kids' stuff, for example they swear like teenagers who just found about the internet and that's the main joke of the whole thing. They really don't do anything interesting with the animation itself, it's not like South Park where everything's so absurd and there's so much gore and plot twists it's actually the funniest thing ever.

Santa Inc. is completely lifeless.
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29.11.

Another vandalized cartoon from the great minds of Netflix, the meme of our time.

Here's the deal: the show was marketed as a more adult continuation to the earlier series and every ad showed He-man fighting Skeletor, they used the hype to sell crazy amounts toys. Then someone leaked the plot and it was found out that He-man dies in the very first episode and the hype is a lie, so Kevin Smith started running his mouth and bashing the fans.

Then the series came out and it was all true. The animation and voice acting are fantastic, but the bad writing kills the show. It's once again a humorless and cynical version of an old IP where the heroes are miserable and killed off early to make room for a selfish and annoying strong female lead that actually was a strong female character to begin with, but actually likable. Even when Skeletor actually gets the power and becomes god he loses it immediately to another powerful female character because modern politics cancer.

It's garbage. The fact that they had all the money and talent in the world to make it the greatest thing ever just highlights the badness.
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28.11.

Nightmare Before Christmas meets Tales from the Crypt but made in Mexico. I couldn't get enough of it, too bad it's so damn short and there may not be another season incoming.

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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Villainous (2017)
27.11.

Man, I love Mexico. On the other hand I also hate Cartoon Network for not translating this awesome little series and thus making sure nobody outside Latin America knows about it.

"Black Hat" is an evil organization that exterminates all kinds of superheroes and other annoyances for money. Of course this ends up in a dark and surreal satire that pretty much kills most North-American shows except for maybe Gumball, but Gumball's in the same team with these guys.

But why only 5 episodios and a pilot?

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People who added this item 104 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Space Dandy (2014)
23.11.

A very good, but sadly flawed space anime from some of my favourite creative minds of the genre.

The point of this show was to capture the essence of old-school pulp adventures like Cobra and Cowboy Bebop and make something new out of it. While partly nailing it, the longer the series goes, the more it loses steam. For example, they clearly couldn't just decide whether they wanted epic space opera or more simplistic adventure so they threw in both and the end result never really goes anywhere.
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8
14.11.

A very obscure little show with lots of potential. It's actually based on an Argentinian comic book about a Batman-like female mercenary who hunts Nazi war criminals and scientists who continue their superhuman experiments in hiding. It isn't all action, but there's also hints of telenovela and stuff. The concept is great, even James Cameron supposedly plagiarized it in Dark Angel.

This show suffers from multiple severe flaws, mainly that it's aimed for little kids so they had to cut the juicier stuff and forget the backstory entirely, which in turn makes the thing feel very confusing and flat unless you know the comic. The writing is also very wonky, dialogue weak and sound effects cheap and overused.

On the other hand the animation is top notch television quality and visually the show has way more personality than most similar cartoons of the day. I just wish this show was more adult-oriented so they could've had utilized the source material properly.

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6.10.

Finally something new and creative from Disney. Sadly, it's still Disney so they couldn't take things to the absolute max, but it's still really damn funny show.
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People who added this item 258 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
25.9.

This cartoon is like Matrix before Matrix: full of crazy pseudo-philosophical stories, stylized action, quirky science fiction fantasy with hints of eroticism and fetishes... Aeon Flux has it all. I can't honestly think any mainstream viewers would get anything out of this, but for a cartoon fan this is a must see.
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 2.5 IMDB Rating 2
2.9.

This cartoon is such a shitshow that it bugs me how and why it was made to begin with. It's supposed to be reboot of an existing franchise, but they didn't seem to care much about the existing lore, characters, genre or even fans. The people who made this are mostly B-rate animators with little to no experience and judging by their public work there's lots of people on youtube who make way better stuff at their own expense.

The art style of this show is the worst. It all looks like some teenager's first attempt at animation and much of it is just lazily copypasted over and over again to no end. The designs are way too simple to the point that you can't even say what the characters are supposed to be, even their faces look exactly the same, they're completely interchangeable.

ThunderCats Roar sucks in so many fundamental levels it has to be some sick joke or "Springtime for Hitler" kind of scenario. You just don't make garbage like this by accident.
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Jellystone (2021)
22.8.

Unexpectedly good. After so many screw ups I had completely forgotten that there actually could be good reboots and remakes, but Jellystone actually did it. The show is more or less a modern love letter to the classic Hanna Barbera cartoons, but it doesn't even try to sell nostalgia or copypaste anything, just doing it's own thing well. The animation is simple but fluid and the voice actors are excellent.

Strange how nobody's talking about this thing.
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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.5
15.8.

This is something of a modern day musical cartoon for "kids", but it's actually for adults but it's also so filled with self-irony that the whole thing doesn't feel honest anymore, but rather extremely superficial and safe.

That said, I hated the art style itself. Centaurworld is more or less the same as Adventure Time, made to look like it was drawn by a baby, and that style itself just sucks, it lacks personality and creativity, it's just lazy and talentless crap.

Some media outlets made a big deal out of the fact that it mixes two different animation styles, but in reality there's nothing new to this: I remember watching that kind of stuff every weekend back in the 90's when they mocked crappy 80's cartoons and showed off their own muscles. Hell, even Gumball mixed effortlessly dozens of different styles and techniques way more interesting than this, and that was in 2010's.

Nobody cares about this show, and I can clearly see why.
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People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
8.6.

One boring summer day and nothing to do, so I had to binge watch this thing right away. And boy, is it good!

It's basically a love letter to every classic superhero comic book story ever, but because this is all new they didn't have any burden of history to keep the drama down. The end result is class A action drama with blood and gore, world-class actors and animation.

This might be the best new animated series of 2021.
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7.6.

Before South Park there was Duckman, a sex addict duck and asshole who screws everyone around him and gets away with it. The show is as edgy and 90's as they come, the humor is extremely mean and cynical, but very high quality. In 70 or so episodes they pretty much broke every rule possible, pushed every boundary imaginable and at the final episode gave the audience a big middle finger, which also sparked a crapload of speculation and stupid fantheories.
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16.5.

This is really something else. The people who freaked out over Redo of Healer should watch this and learn a thing or two about shocking degenerate animation.

In short, this show is something of a parody of every cartoon ever created, but the humor is as extreme as it gets: the premise of the show is that it's "sexual education for kids over 18". Expect to learn a lot about weird sexual perversions, effective ways of using viagra, human anatomy and fetishes, etc.

Let that sink in.
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People who added this item 932 Average listal rating (696 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
24.4.

It took me few months to get through this show and I still have few episodes left, but I still consider this thing watched, if not literally now, then in the very near future.

Rocko's Modern Life was originally meant to be an adult oriented show similar to South Park, but the network bosses treated it as a kids' show and thus it was forced to go through super strict censorship measures in order to be shown on TV. That's why the show has a very peculiar sneaky and smart style of comedy where they couldn't say anything straight, but play around with creative wordplay, irony and sarcasm, odd references and many other very smart things.

I don't think I have ever in my life been exposed to so much intellectual gay jokes and cheeky references to holocaust, masturbation, voyeurism, prostitution, human anatomy and all sorts of weird perversions as I was while watching to this thing. There's so much creative in-between humor that the experience can be quite heavy compared to most similar shows, that's why it took me so long to watch all the four seasons.

Here's some of my favourite jokes:
- In one episode Rocko goes to doctor, who diagnoses his eye condition by palpating his eye balls (reference to testicular cancer examination)
- There's a fastfood chain called "Choky Chicken" whose mascot is a giant chicken with a metal bar sticking out its ass. In one episode Rocko goes to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, but it turns out to be a giant American fastfood restaurant with Eiffel Tower sticking out of chicken's ass. "Choky Chicken" is naturally reference to masturbation.

God bless Joe Murray and his creative team for being such dirty geniuses. Oh yeah, and there's no uncensored release of this thing. I guess the bosses got fed up with these guys and decided that some of the best episodes and jokes of this show never existed in the first place.

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24.4.

This animation is insane, truly next level golden garbage. This animation is also Japanese.

To sum it up, some animation team made a deal with some businessmen to produce their own little series, but the funding was very lacking and the computers were severely out of date, so they had to get creative with this one.

All I can say is that they must have eaten some bad acid when they made this thing. Poopee is like Foodfight with surreal ultra-violence and very off-beat humor, kinda like Happy Tree Friends, but way cheaper. The overall "badness" is part of Poopee's personality by design, but that doesn't mean it's actually any bad per se. They didn't even have budget to hire any actors, so it's also a silent surreal violent animated comedy something.
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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
8.3.

Man, I wish I had seen this as a kid. Swat Kats is still awesome comic book style action cartoon with all the good stuff, like furries, mad doctors, robots, giant monsters, aliens and other cliches.

The animation is actually really damn well made, especially on season 2 where they outsourced the production solely to Japan and got in some obvious anime influences as well, even the writing went more mature and better.

Swat Kats was originally cancelled while few episodes were still under production because of some moral panic of early 90's. The big boss didn't want kids killing each other, so they killed this massively popular show instead. The huge fanbase is still out there desperately wanting more, and for a reason I would say.
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People who added this item 176 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Earthworm Jim (1995)
3.3.

Damn, this series was so good. Back in the days they used to make crazy stuff, and Jim is one of the craziest animated characters ever, but I don't think they quite matched the absurd genius of the original games, like it's not raining grandma's or anything. The voice cast of this show is amazing.
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 2 IMDB Rating 6.4
2.3.

They told me never to watch this thing because it's so intense and hardcore, so naturally I did watch an uncut edition the very same day because I'm a sick bastard, and they were right: this thing is insane and I love it. Too bad people these days are just a bunch of whiny pussies who can't stand anything spicier than boring kids' stuff.

It's a fantasy anime with a revenge plot as twisted and evil as it gets, including violent sex scenes, torture and psychological abuse and stuff. Feeble minds will be corrupted by the filth of this thing, so kids and soyboys beware, you have been warned, your penis might get little confused with this one, and so will you, because this show is very dumb and over the top in very amusing ways.

Other than that, I don't think it's any bad per ce. It's provocative and extremely cruel story. I kinda dig the idea of this show honestly, since it's not just porn and violence all the time and there's actually dialogue, drama and characters. If anything, this reminds me of the funniest larping sessions of my life, including a character called "Kamala Mies", a personification of absolute moral decadence beyond human comprehension which takes the whole evilness to a comedic extreme.

I can honestly see why many people are upset about this thing, for average viewers this level of torture and abuse is just way too much. If you're like me and you've seen all kinds of real life shit, then you'll most likely be ok. I have seen worse than this.

Want to see some sick real life crap? Watch some crime scene photos or read some witness testimonies, those are absolutely horrifying stuff at worst. Real life is always way more sickening and gruesome than any fantasy stories ever, even Japanese ones.

The series is still ongoing, so there will be a lot more of this, but so far it's been one hell of a ride. It's funny how people rage and whine like Redo's the worst thing in the world when it's actually not even close. I've read the manga, so I can tell you guys there's more of that good old in-out-in-out incoming, so have fun.

Edit. Now that the season 1 has ended, I can honestly say, that the comic is way better. The anime started great but started losing steam fast.
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19.2.

This show was Disney's desperate attempt to plagiarize Ren & Stimpy and to make the concept more marketable and safe in the process. What you got is a cartoon that's trying desperately to be edgy and badass, but at the same time it's trying hard not to be, because that would mean going extreme and having things like slapstick humor and innuendos, and since safety rings weren't a thing, the conservative parents could have been angered by anything more spicy than your average toy commercial. No, this thing was meant the be lamer alternative to the real thing, and lame it was, my friends.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 2 IMDB Rating 7
14.2.

This is a little obscure 90's show nobody besides me knows. Back when Ren & Stimpy changed the owner, the original team of animators (Bob Jaques, Kelly Armstrong, etc.) minus John K. continued their career with Paramount and Baby Huey, which just happens to be some of the worst mascots ever created for an animated division of a big Hollywood Studio.

However, the style of these animators is so 90's and so on point it's fun to look at just for their expressions alone, this thing looks exactly like a product of its era should, at best it's very violent and it also has at times great comedic timing, plus it's not as disturbing and crappy as some of John K's stuff.

I love this 90's style, I LOVE this 90's style so much. Too bad the voice acting sucks big time and the characters themselves are just as bad. I don't think I have ever laughed so much at a cartoon character getting hit in the head with an axe. Funniest thing is, there's maybe two or three episodes worth of this and the rest is just absolute garbage.
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People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Animaniacs (2020)
1.2.

The original Animaniacs is one of the best cartoon shows ever and one of my favourites of all time. Not only did it pay tribute to all the classics, but it did innovate a helluva lot new stuff you rarely see anywhere ever. Most people outside the animation community won't probably ever understand how good it was.

And so it pains to say this, but I think this reboot was a huge waste of a good opportunity to make it all happen again big time. Instead they decided to kick most of the classic characters from the show alongside their original creators and just emphasize every creative aspect of the original show that the producers thought were popular among the fans, like anime references, political jokes and even the musical parts.

But here's the problem: the biggest part of the original were those characters, without them this thing feels so repetitive after few episodes. Second thing are the songs, which were the most the time just annoyance, but they're everywhere now in nearly every episode, none of them is that good or memorable.

And then there's the political correctness and metoo crap, which make some of the original naughtier jokes impossible these days. Of course there are some more adult jokes, but you can clearly see they tried hard not to trigger anyone with likes of risky references to female sexual fantasies, furry fetishes etc. like they did in the original. You can't even have the nurse character, since radical feminism is a thing, instead they put in a song about equality.

At the end of the day this reboot is more like a rehash, it gets very close to the original in spirit, but you can tell right away that something is missing. I have never felt the original was any boring, but this time I found myself constantly watching the clock. Many of the basic jokes I have seen already, and telling me that they are just recycling doesn't make them that funny.
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People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Blood of Zeus (2020)
29.1.

Yoshiaki Kawajiri is written all over this series. You know, the Ninja Scroll, Wicked City and Vampire Hunter D director who inspired Spawn and Matrix. These guys definitely worship the man, but this time the story is more like a Greek tragedy than action fantasy anime, and that's fine by me.

Here's the problem: this is a very short season and it feels very rushed at times, especially when it comes to writing.
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People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
28.1.

I love the visual style and vibrant colors of this anime, but the story lacks. It's another furry anime with a story about discrimination and stuff, but unlike Beastars, this time the story feels very rushed and at worst very on the nose.

Believe it or not, there's even some filler episodes even though the series is only 12 ep's long. Lousy writing just sucks, since the characters actually had some serious potential.

Haters can eat a dick and choke on it.
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24.1.

I had completely missed the third season, so naturally had to watch it all at once.

This season is surprisingly dark. Not to say that there isn't any lighter moments, but from the beginning it's just something completely different, at the end there's even violence and blood.

I won't spoil anything, but I just have say that every teenager who keeps bashing Retsuko can suck the big one for all I care. This show is designed for the adult audience so it's no wonder why kids don't connect with it or understand its humor.

Season 3 gets 4/5 from me, but the overall series is still my thing. I wish the next one gets back to the business.
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Yu Yu Hakusho (1992)
24.1.

Phew, that was really something, 112 episodes and all. Yu Yu Hakusho is your typical fantasy fighting anime from the 90's, but this time with some horror elements. From what I've understood, this one's not as popular as some of the other similar titles, which isn't that surprising since there's so many of them.

My only complaint here is that nearly one third of the whole series is just one big tournament arc and I REALLY HATE them. Other than that there's nothing really bad here: the characters are memorable, the storytelling is subtle enough and the animation and the voice actors (especially Shigeru Chiba) just nail it.

All in all, I'm happy I finally managed to get some lazy time to watch this thing.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.1
27.12.

Miserable failure from the great 90's WB cartoon team. I remember watching this as a kid and didn't like it even then. This is more like a parody of X-men where the mutants are anthropomorphic dogs.

To sum up the good parts, the witty dialogue and the animation are really damn good at times, but the latter varies episode to episode because different teams handled the different ones, but mostly it's just fine and dandy.

Where the show actually falls apart is the overall writing and weird design choices, like making one the dogs stereotypical Gary Stu who always wins and does the right thing and one of the dogs more human-like with flaws and weaknesses whom the other dogs despise and bully all the time without a reason. The latter feels very mean-spirited an ruined much of the joy I got out of these characters at all.

But there's more, like completely wasted villains, which you will eventually forget by the end of the episode just because they are so bland and lifeless, and the actors who only speak using disturbingly bad fake accents.
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24.12.

This show is so 90's I love it. The stupid humor got me the instant I started watching it, since it's more or less TMNT or Biker Mice from Mars but with cowboys which just happen to be mutant cows themselves. This show was actually written and designed by the same people who made Turtles, so it's no wonder Moo Mesa is similarly surreal and hilarious.
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No nyt on aika jäätävät setit, huhhuh.

Chargeman oli tuikituntematon 70-luvulla julkaistu camp-anime, josta kasvoi meidän aikamme Japanissa suosittu nettiläppä ja jopa oma huvittava franchisensa.

Ideana tässä on, että pahat ulkoavaruuden muukalaiset yrittävät vallata maailman, mutta 10-vuotias Ken on onneksi valppaana ja tekee lopun ilkeiden ufojen suunnitelmista, tyypillisesti tarpeettoman väkivaltaisesti ja täysin tosissaan ilman huumorin häivääkään.

Ufojen suunnitelmat ovat parhaimmillaan niin surrealistista settiä, että koko juttua voisi helposti luullakin jonkinlaiseksi käytännön pilaksi tai parodiaksi. Yhdessä jaksossa kavalat pahikset esimerkiksi syöttävät lapsille sieniä, jotta nämä lakkaavat tekemästä läksyjä, toisessa jaksossa aseena käytetään kavalia lihansyöjäperhosia, sitten pianonsoiton opettaja hypnotisoi pikkulapsen tappamaan veljensä ja kaikkein ikimuistoisimmassa hyväsydäminen professori paljastuukin robotiksi, jolla on dynamiitti aivoissa!

Jokaisella jaksolla on mittaa 1-5 minuuttia, katsoja luonnollisesti heitetään suoraan tapahtumien keskelle eikä mitään selitellä. Yhdessä hetkessä kaksi hahmoa puhuvat toisilleen, seuraavaksi toinen paljastuukin pahikseksi ja sitten Ken jo räjäyttääkin samaisen kaverinsa tuusan nuuskaksi, mutta vasta heitettyään tämän alas lentokoneesta.

En muista nauraneeni vuosikausiin näin paljoa minkään toisen animen parissa.
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