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Bramblestar

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  • Joined Jan 16, 2010
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Strawberry Panic

on Jul 31, 2011

I was a bit reluctant to start this anime. I added it to my list, and later removed it because of the 3-star rating. After glancing over the mix of reviews, I decided to give it a try. I was immediately struck by the number of lesbian relationshps. To me, it seemed like too many, but it was my first shojo-ai anime. It was probably normal, I thought. I'm glad I stuck with it. It turned out to have plenty of unexpected plot twists. It knew that something terrible had to happen, but it always occured just as I forgot about my suspicion. There was one thing I didn't like, though. The ending credits song is... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
9/10 overall

Lovely Complex

on Jul 24, 2011

In the beginning, I admit I wanted to drop this anime. I could predict everything these shallow-seeming characters would say, the animation got on my nerves, and one character just wouldn't stop crying... yet, I found myself laughing at every single joke. Something that I immediately noticed was that the episode never stopped when you expected it to. They act like two episodes in one, which I found interesting. Instead of the common, "emotional" endings that most series have, this one tried to end it on a slightly different note. There is a good blend of comedy and romance in this series. Each... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
8.5/10 overall