If Stanley Kubrick made an anime it would be something like "Devilman Crybaby". It's a mix between "2001 A Space Odyssey" and "Clockwork Orange". Maybe that's just me... but I really enjoyed this anime. After my first watch I would have given it 5 stars and hailed it as one of the GOATS. This story of humanities end times, angels and demons, and war for our world had me shaken up and stirred after a quick binge of it's short 10 episode run. It took a second watch for me to realize there are some things I don't like about it, but lets start with the positives. I really dig the animation style. It's understated and soft on the eyes, but what's actually happening on screen is usually the opposite - outrageous and hardcore. Visually it's a pleasant and acid induced trip. The storyline is deep and complex diving deep into biblical themes that hit home for me as someone raised in church. It's a story that's going to make you think and demands to be watched again if you have the stomach for it. This brings me to the negatives. While sex is a very integral part of the story, there is some unnecessary fan service. It's already a very sexually charged plot so why throw in extra crotch shots? Also, similar to my critique on Attack On Titan there is no room for breathing in the story. If you're someone who needs light hearted moments to break the tension then this isn't for you.
I watched more anime than live action entertainment in 2021. So it's only right that I start keeping record of my thoughts on them all.