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updated their review of Black Rock Shooter TV
Black Rock Shooter is 8 episodes long, an incredibly short anime, but I spent nearly all of the anime terribly confused and only when it reached episode 8 did everything sort of make sense, but it's too late anime, the damage has been done.
The anime seemed to be terribly confused as to what it...Read DavidWP's full review
Athletic Mato is excited to start middle school and meet new people, including Yomi, an artistic girl who doesn't open up easily to others. While awkward around each other at first, things change...
updated their review of 5 Centimeters per Second
For the director to get so much emotion across in just under hour is a vast achievment. The film speaks to me as visual poetry then anything else, as well as having a story anyone can relate too, makes this anime a masterpiece at visuals and emotion - prepare for an emtionally draining hour that...Read DavidWP's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 62 min)
Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences...
updated their review of Fractale
Fractale has a lot of intresting ideas and the world that the anime is set in is filled with mystery and wonder, but the anime seems to lose focus during the middle and even though it 11 episodes, some episodes felt really pointless. More in video review: ...Read DavidWP's full review
Many centuries into the future, humans live as part of the Fractale system, a computer program that moderates their activity to ensure a free and peaceful existence. But while life is indeed...
updated their review of B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time
Funniest anime I've seen so far + the most likeable bunch of characters I'v seen. More in video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul5vFJDIbpc
BBFC rating - N/A
My BBFC rating - 18 for very strong sex references Read DavidWP's full review
Fifteen-year-old Yamada has just entered high school and is gung ho about achieving her ultimate goal: to have one hundred sex partners! There’s just one problem: she’s a virgin, and she...
updated their review of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Madoka Magica is pure perfect anime; it's dark, thilling, gripping, interesting, suprising, emotional, funny, memorable like-able characters, an unexspected villian who isn't really a villian but it is a villian, brilliant soundtrack - J-pop to horror esc music and vivid variety in the animation...Read DavidWP's full review
One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream...
updated their review of Highschool of the Dead
Highschool of the Dead has everything a near-perfect anime should have: strong characters, a great premise, serious moments, funny moments, effective scenes, flawless animation, a memorable opening, a great soundtrack, subtle references to other horror films and being very good at holding the...Read DavidWP's full review
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...
updated their review of Fate/Zero
The things that bugged me in Fate/Stay Night aren't present in Fate/Zero, for starters the show actually checks in on all seven masters and servants who are taking part in the war and shows the viewer what they are doing when they aren't fighting, this in turn gave them more development because I...Read DavidWP's full review
Ten years before Shirou Emiya's and Saber's fateful meeting, Japan is the stage for the fourth Holy Grail War. Seven Masters, each with his own dreams, step forward to win the boon of the mystic...
updated their review of School Days
Pure awsomeness this anime is. Like Yosuga No Sora there is so much to anylise in this anime. The story and the characters actions are so unpredictable, as is the mood change. Fuck Makoto that bastard! Video review time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2muH6x-1ai4 - I do think I should re-do...Read DavidWP's full review
When Makoto saw Kotonoha on the train one day, he fell in love at first sight. Luckily, his classmate Sekai’s nosy personality ensures him an introduction to his crush, and soon the two begin...
updated their review of Ouran High School Host Club
Story? Doesn't matter. Animation? Not good but it does the job well. Nothing else matters, all that matters is the Characters. It's a 26 episode anime, very long yes, but my motavation for watching all episodes was the Characters, they are all like-able, developed and the series used it's time up...Read DavidWP's full review
Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music...
updated their review of Fate/stay night
While watching Fate/Stay Night I found the actually Holy Grail War aspect of the show to be incredibly dull, due to a great lack of character development for the masters and servants. Why the 8 then? Because the developing relationship of Shiro and Saber was fantastic and over the course of the...Read DavidWP's full review
The Holy Grail War is a battle between seven magicians who each summon a mythical hero to fight for their cause. Shirou, a twice orphaned high school boy, had so little magical talent that his foster...
updated their review of Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan has an amazing premise and that's the only reason I wanted to watch it; when I read the premise I had in my mind that this could be a really heavy, shocking and emotional show. I got that in the first 2 episodes and everything was oh so epic; as I went further...Read DavidWP's full review
Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The...
updated their review of Howl's Moving Castle
I give the anime high marks for creativity and having some of the best animation in the business, but the anime seems to be lacking a plot and characters to back it up. There is no focus in the story and it seems to be just throwing random events and beings/creatures at us with no ryhme or reason...Read DavidWP's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 118 min)
The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black...
updated their review of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Enjoying this anime is mostly based on your humour; if you find vulgar nonsensicle sex jokes funny then you'll really love the anime. Though for me, the main charm of the seires comes from the characters, they really have no character development or backstory to dive into, but their personalites...Read DavidWP's full review
When there's something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? No, not the Ghostbusters. Call on Panty & Stocking, the two fallen angels Heaven-sent to clear the surface world of Ghosts...
updated their review of Clannad After Story
My main problem with Clannad After Story is the first 8 episodes; those episodes really serve no purpose then to develope side characters from Clannad who don't really need developing. I just wanted to see Tomoyo and Nagsias' relationship develop - however after episode 8 this soely becomes the...Read DavidWP's full review
Summer break is now over; the second semester has started for Tomoya, Nagisa and the others, and little has changed. Since Tomoya's relationship with his father is still troubled, he continues...
updated their review of Clannad
Clannad has everything, memorable characters, breathtaking animation and visuals; the lighting in the series is really spellbinding and an easy to follow story, that mixes in comedy and really heartbreaking drama moments very well and they blance just right. I really didn't like Youhei though, I...Read DavidWP's full review
Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl...
updated their review of Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
stupid, stupid, stupid anime - even worse then Green Green! Watching my video review/rant for more http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-ZpCJIexHg
BBFC rating - N/A
My BBFC rating - 15 for strong bloody violence and sex references Read DavidWP's full review
Angels are genteel and graceful messengers from Heaven, right? Wrong! Sakura Kusakabe will create an invention that inadvertently ruins the future for womankind and thus, angels from the future have...
updated their review of To Love-Ru
The anime has a great premise and the first 7ish episodes are very well done, but then the anime seems to run out of idea's and keeps on introducing random characters, who get pumped off at the end of the episode (making that episode pointless); To Love-Ru just has too many filler episodes for me...Read DavidWP's full review
Rito Yuki is a bumbling boy who wants nothing more than to confess his love to the lovely Haruna, but a variety of obstacles always seems to stand in his way. One day, while relaxing in his bathtub...
updated their review of Angel Beats!
Angel Beats has a brilliant interesting premise and really memorable characters; however alot of character back stories are left untold at the end or some aren't finished. This is such a shame as one of the main themes to do with the anime is death and it just left me wanting to know how the...Read DavidWP's full review
Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl...
updated their review of Origin: Spirits of the Past
what a terrible anime, more to be discussed in video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-SCNS3lLMM
BBFC rating - 12 for moderate violence Read DavidWP's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 95 min)
Agito was born into a world that is quite different than our own. Many years ago a brilliant researcher attempted to save humanity from its excessively damaged environment by altering the DNA of...
updated their review of Heaven's Memo Pad
I greatly enjoyed this little show, despite its jarring tonal problems, one moment its funny, next moment it gets really dark. The characters aren't really that memorable, they aren't annoying or anything, with Alice really being the only one with a rounded personality. More in video review: ...Read DavidWP's full review
Narumi Fujishima is an ordinary high school boy who is isolated from his classmates. When he reluctantly joins the gardening club and meets the reclusive, genius detective named Alice and her band of...
updated their review of Eden of the East
Eden of the East has some of the best animation you are likely to ever see in an anime series and the story for what it is, is very intrestingly woven together, even if everything doesn't tie up in the end. However Characters is what makes and breaks an anime, the lack of character...Read DavidWP's full review
In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later...
updated their review of Elfen Lied
Everything is near perfection in Elfen Lied; from characters, to animation to the emtional connection we have to this anime: More in video review - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yZl9m87cWw
BBFC rating - 15 for strong language, bloody violence and horror Read DavidWP's full review
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu...
updated their review of Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon is a whole lot of fun, the action is great, the animation also, but the highlight of the series is the interactions and developing relationship between Rock and Revy. More in video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7xye5bcS-o
BBFC rating - 15 for very strong language...Read DavidWP's full review
Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers'...
updated their review of Spice and Wolf
Spice and Wolf is rather unique for a fantasy anime; it doesn't focus on fighting, magic, action ect it focuses more on religion, trade, economics, money amongest other thing. The charm of the seires is the character Holo and Lawrence, watching them chat and interact with each other is were the...Read DavidWP's full review
Since long ago, the wolf goddess Holo has honored a contract to bless the rural village of Pasloe with fertile harvests; and in return she has been celebrated and worshipped by the villagers. But as...
updated their review of Paranoia Agent
Paranoia Agent is a very confusing and trippy seires, with each episode focusing on different characters leading up to them getting attacked by Shonen Batto; each episode is a self contained story, but never leaving out the detectives who are trying to solve the case. I enjoyed the first three...Read DavidWP's full review
In the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These...
updated their review of Grave of the Fireflies
Grave of the Fireflies was a really emotional experience and the bottom line is that if you don't cry at the films ending then you are not human. The depressing nature of the film does make it hard for repeat viewings. More in video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXX6gGW_OYk
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- Movie (1 ep x 88 min)
With their father serving overseas in the Navy towards the end of the World War 2, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are living as normally as they can. One day during a firebomb raid on the city...
updated their review of Princess Mononoke
Like Grave of the Fireflies this is one of Studio Ghibli's darkest films - the film is very creative and the story, for what it is, is quite engaging, however what I really don't understand is why do the humans want the head of The Deer God? It doesn't explain what they are going to do with it or...Read DavidWP's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 134 min)
With the rise of the Iron Age in feudal Japan, man and nature grow increasingly at odds. As mankind infringes more and more into the kingdom of the beasts, many of the elder animal gods begin to...
updated their review of Baccano!
This series requires your up most attention in order to grasp the complicated story, but this anime has alot of style and is the first anime I've seen to tell a story like this. And here is the video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whASOLjsMPg&feature=channel_video_title
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It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an...
updated their review of Kanokon
This is just a funny anime, with likeable characters and all. If you critises this for 'fanservice' then go and critise other animes for violence; for violence is just another type of 'fanserivce'. But hey for some odd reason no one ever critises violence, murder and death, they critises harmless...Read DavidWP's full review
The timid, virginal Kouta is a new student at Kunpo High School; and while others in his situation might be a wallflower forever, Kouta has no such luck – he has attracted the attention of the...