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With the end of what I hope is only the first season of High School of the Dead, I'll review what probably should be one of the most popular animes of 2010. Theres no denying that Zombies are in right now in Japan and with the always impressive Madhouse at the helm, they churn out a show thats...

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Highschool of the Dead
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2010

When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread...

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Sena was always a weak child, constantly having to run away from bullies; so much, that he became good at it. Now, as a teenager, Sena’s skill at running has become so impressive that the...

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Highschool of the Dead
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2010

When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread...

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Agroftw Jul 2010
commented on Sheex's profile
Sorry for the late response Mr. Sheex, barely noticed it if you can believe it. But uh heres the thing, what I wrote in response to your review of Fate/Stay Night was simply a truthful obeservation. Was your review devoid of objectivity? Yes it was. Are all reviews inherently subjective? Sure. But what purpose does a fully subjective review serve? What conclusion is a person whos never watched Fate/Stay Night suppose to come to after reading your review? Is the anime bad because you didnt like it or is it bad because its a bad anime? Lets take a look at your review. Right from the start, we know you strongly disliked this anime. Thats fine, but from that point on one has to call into question the accuracy of the review. Ok, your opinions are well thoughtout and justified, but if you think thats the only thing that consititutes a good or bad review then you have a gross misunderstanding of what a review is suppose to do. Ironically that thread you linked me seems to mirror my own feelings (at least the first three pages that i read do). I didnt expect a fully objective review when I began reading yours, but as quoted from what a poster wrote in that thread " Any reader should rightfully expect a review to be the author's opinion. However, the same reader should also expect the author to: -Be fair -Be knowledgeable about the full anime -Base opinions on fact -Provide the reader with a way to form his own conclusions about the anime"  You pretty much went 0/4 there. Now Im not suggesting that because the above critera wasnt followed that your review was bad. Nor did I ever say it was bad because it wasnt objective. I simply said, your review was lacking. It could of used objectivity because I believed you could of reviewed Fate/Stay Night exactly for what it was. I brought up Bamboo Blade because while it was very average and had nothing spectacular about it you reviewed it for what it was, an obscure sport comedy that did a lot of things good, and was lacking in some other areas. Hence the consistency I speak of. You liked BB so it was given a fair review. You disliked Fate so we were given a review that made you sound like a scorned lover. Look Mr. Sheex. im not saying that you should write reviews based on what I think consitutes a good review. Im simply saying that if all your gonna give in your review is your total and complete subjective opinion, then be ready to get called out. 
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Heya, welcome to my profile! I'm a graduate student studying for a PhD in Structural Engineering who spends most of his waking hours engulfed in work. Prior to this, when I had a life, I...

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Agroftw May 2010
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IF YOU LIKED...

Utawarerumono

YOU MIGHT LIKE

InuYasha

This is a very strange rec. While its hard to imagine why someone that just got thru watching a particularly violent 26 ep series about an emperor invading countries would want to watch a 167 ep. series littered with filler with a completely different story, there is actually a lot of similarities. Both take place in feudal times, both have characters with animal like features. Both feature a main character that travels with extremely powerful allies. While Inuyasha isnt as RPGish and more shouneny then Utawarerumono, it certainly does have the sword and magic that we all love to watch.
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Agroftw Apr 2010
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IF YOU LIKED...

Utawarerumono

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Scrapped Princess

Utawarerumono and Scrapped Princess are somewhat similar only in the way the plots were advanced and thats really pretty much it. Both main characters have slightly similar backgrounds, and I mean slightly. Beyond that, these two animes are about as similar as apples and oranges. Trust me by the time you finish Scrapped Princess, you will not be saying to yourself..."wow that really reminded me of Utawarerumono". But if you like the basic RPG style sword and magic animes, then you'll like Scrapped Princess.
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Agroftw Nov 2009
commented on vivafruit's profile
"You're confusing plot summary with a review. If you actually read my other reviews, you'll notice that I seldom go into the details of exactly what is happening".  I think your confusing writing a review with blogging. There is certain criteria that goes into writing a review my friend. And I have read your other reviews and it seems that really your just some dude on the internet who gives animes he personally likes good ratings and animes he personally dislikes bad ratings. Thats not shocking as its commonplace on the internet, but that doesnt mean that what you write can be considered a review of a series. Not to mention your points lack...well everything: "A. This retreads other Macross series before it." So does Gundam, but it doesnt make the newest Gundam series Gundam 00 any worse or any better of an anime. Actually lots of anime are retreads of other animes so if your gonna use that then you better try harder cause thats not much a point. "B. It has too many plot lines." Debatable, at best. Not to mention totally subjective, especially in the way you presented it. Had you given examples, or actually named a couple of plot points to support this, then perhaps the person reading your review could have a better understanding of what your talking about. "C. None of these plot lines tie together well." Once again, without explaining the plot, something you generally dont do, you cant really make this point. You cant have the cookie and eat it to. You cant sit there and talk about how fail the plot was if you dont ever talk about the actual plot. It doesnt work that way. It doesnt lend you any kind of credibility on the subject matter. "E. Rather than tie things together, the ending is just an orgy of mecha battle." Ill skip ahead but an anime having a weak ending is commonplace. Even your great GTO ran out of gas as it drew near its end and delivered a clunker for an ending. Making this point is like saying children are small. Even with all that, its still debatable. Macross Frontier did tie things together, the two ppl below my inital response agreed that it tied things together. Better then in GTO, better then in most animes.  "I write a bunch of reviews, and you pick out this one to be horrible and poorly written? Whatever, fanboy." You seem to think your someone of great importance. I was looking up MF for my own curiosity and happened upon your review. I dont care that it was you that wrote it, hell if you want I can go ahead and point out the flaws of each and everyone of your reviews if you want to. I already read two of them, and so far all of them are as poorly written and ooze of words that belong on a blog site and not on a review. Heres the thing, coming across a badly written "review" and speaking out against it doesnt make someone a fan boy. Esp since I havent defended it or said its the greatest anime ever made. In fact, the biggest irony here seems to be you. The way you gush over the animes you really like, even going far as to say GTO changed your life, makes me come to the realization that...your a bigger fanboy then I could ever dream to be.
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Agroftw Nov 2009
commented on vivafruit's profile
Interesting that you continue to call me a fanboy? My beef with you isnt that you wrote a negative review of an anime I liked, but simply that you wrote a SHITTY negative review of an anime I liked. You said that I didnt make any real arguments for why the review was wrong, well I just did and I can tell from your one sentence response to that argument that there isnt much you can say against it. Which btw Ill go ahead and destroy right now: "Lol. I'm assuming every anime you watch has bugs ripped out of starship troopers, predictable pop-star careers and clumsy love triangles." Well heres the thing, what bugs? What predictable pop star career and what clumsy love triangle are you talking about? Do you once ever mention that the bugs are actually The Vajra? No. Do you talk about the story? No. Which kinda makes one wonder how a reviewer can shred a plot that he never explains? Your review of the characters is equally perplexing. Do you ever once mention the main character? No. Actually you somehow manage to write an entire review without ever mentioning the main character by name. You write that Ranka Lee is unlikeable...thats it. You say there are about five times as many characters as the show really needed? Uh...are you gonna tell us why, are you gonna mention their names so we can get an idea or are we to take your word for it? You call the love triangle a disaster? I see two people mentioned, but I dont see a third.  Check out this link http://news.toonzone.net/articles/31569/astro-boy-spam-in-a-can Thats how a negative review is written. Your move brah.....
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Agroftw Nov 2009
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So Yeah sorry for the late response. Completely forgot about this ^^ "I'm not sure where you really got the impression that I was butthurt". A couple reasons why I got the impression. The big one is this. You responded to me because you thought I was insulting you (I wasnt, so Idk why you keep grading my effort to do so) which means you took some personal issue with what I said. Thats usually what "butthurt" means. The opposite feeling would of been you not giving a shit and going about your business.  Anyways you want me to present you with some real arguments as to why I felt your review was wrong? Sure why not. Your review, especially your review of the story was simply a facetious rant full of big words, big words that signified nothing. Take a look at your review of the MF story. If I were to scratch out the word Macross Frontier, no one would have any freaking clue about what anime your were talking about. When people review a story, they usually, idk, talk about the story. You do no such thing, its 300 words or so of you saying nothing. Actually I could plug in what your wrote into any review of an anime I didnt like and pass it off as a good opinion. Its that generic.  Heres the thing, I've read your other reviews, and compared them to the one you wrote about MF and one could easily see you didnt give two shits about putting forth a decent effort. Your review was sloppy, half-assed, totally biased and inaccurate to a fucking T. Anybody whos watched MF would utterly disagree on everything that was said. Look brah, if MF wasnt your cup of tea, then it wasnt your cup of tea, but just because you didnt like it doesnt mean it was a shitty anime. If your gonna write a review about an anime that you didnt like, then at least write an unbiased one thats not misleading. as opposed to a half assed rant about how pissed you were that you had to sit through 25 ep. of stupidity. That kind of shit is amateurish and not befitting of a "veteran" reviewer. That sir, is my argument as to why your review was wrong.
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Agroftw Oct 2009
commented on vivafruit's profile
(this is a little late so my apologies in advance ^^) Lol Ya Really. Eh, those werent my best insults btw but basically right back at you brah. Your gonna find ppl who dont agree with your reviews and there will be at least one person that in turn will say something "inflammatory" about them. Sure Ill give you the fact that calling you a fan boy was some funny irony, but it was also ironic to me that you called what I wrote a "rant", when in reality its you review that read like a rant. Face it brah its wasnt a very good review. Dont get butt hurt that you got called out, and believe me, I had no intention of trying to impress anyone. If you want to engage in an intelligent conversation, be my guest but my advice for you in the future, when you write something harsh dont feel like your reality has been shattered when someone responds with something that is equally harsh. (and btw, i took a look at your review list and totally agreed with all your scores....figures, well GG lol)
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