welcome to my anime lab! here i synthesize and share all the weird and wonderful japanimation i come across on the WWW.

i have been a frequent and avid anime watcher since i was a child. being a Y2K baby and getting into videogames at a very early age, it was kind of hard for me not to be! my first anime was... well my memory is quite bad, but i'm fairly certain it was hamtaro!

while i do try to keep up with more modern/seasonal anime, i prefer anime before the isekai nuke that was started by the likes of sword art online.

but enough of that!!! below is a collection of (completed) anime i have seen, and my thoughts on them!

this page is heavily inspired by cabbagesorter's own anime page!

click on an anime to be taken to my thoughts on it!

marin and yamato's mysterious sunday

this is basically an educational short about the importance of sales tax. i wish i had known that going in, because finding that out was kind of a rabbithole given how obscure this thing is. the inciting incident of the girl, marin, wishing to a pair of magical bird fairies to get rid of taxes as a concept because her brother lost some pocket change was insanely funny, i will not lie. the messaging is good but the way they go about it is bonkers and i LOVE it.

i actually really love the designs of the fairies, koppy and kuppy. they have a fun dynamic as well!

striking daughter sayuri

i honestly don't know wear to start with this? it was really visually interesting, which is about the most concrete thing i can say about it, honestly. striking daughter sayuri is just a CG short made by a single guy, i believe, about a girl called sayuri and her family. there isn't much "plot" but i don't think that necessarily makes this bad, or anything.

it's just extremely weird and out there, which i liked about it! if you can stomach mildly gross-out and sexual elements i'd actually reccomend checking it out, it's only 5 minutes long and readily available online.

cat soup

now, i want to say that i enjoyed cat soup quite a bit. it is however, one of those anime that is kind of allergic to being "figured out" in the traditional sense.

cat soup is based off the works of nekojiru, a japanese mangaka who's work resonates a lot with me. i can't really find the words to describe how, though.

this movie is really, really lonely. the only two characters who aren't needlessly cruel, hateful or simply apathetic towards one another are the siblings nyako and nyatta. even the two's parents barely even register their existance, which sets off the one true thread of "plot" connecting each scene together.

nyatta, nyako's younger brother, falls and drowns in the family tub, and nyako has to journey through scary, scenic and trippy wastelands in order to get him back. though, none of it matters.

i won't spoil the ending, but it did genuinely make me sit down think in a lot of ways no anime since has.

mini moni the TV

this is a collection of shorts in which the members of morning musume sub-unit mini moni run a cute little cafe!

that's... about it! they're incredibly short, no more than 5 minutes per episode, but they're incredibly cute for a 2003 CG anime!

each episode usually revolves around everyone causing chaos in the cafe while mika (the head chef) is tasked with keeping everything from going too crazy.