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Dralha Jul 27
updated their review of Zero no Tsukaima
Score 10/10

Louise is a student at a Harry Potter-like school for magic on a distant world. She is known as "Louise the Zero" because of her consistent failures in the magical arts. During one exam, she summons Hiragi Saito, an average Japanese student, as her familiar. This was a really...

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Zero no Tsukaima
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2006

In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise...

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Dralha Jun 8
updated their review of Aria the Animation
Score 10/10

Truth be told, I probably wouldn't have touched this series if it didn't have a scifi component to it. I knew it was considered "slice of life," which I had always thought translated into "boring...avoid at all costs." Luckily, it did have a scifi component to it... Aria the...

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Aria the Animation
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2005

Neo Venezia, the pride of planet Aqua, is a quaint city filled with canals and easy-going people. Many companies operate their gondolas on the canals, giving tours to tourists and locals alike, but...

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Dralha May 2016
updated their review of Tears to Tiara
Score 9/10

An excellent epic fantasy series. It borrowed heavily from the classic Arthurian legend, but managed to weave a unique tale that ran a lot like a D&D campaign, with a small band of heroes hacking and slashing through waves of enemies.

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Tears to Tiara
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2009

Rhiannon is the fair and gentle daughter of a village chief. Unfortunately for her, she's also exactly the sort of maiden who is needed as a sacrifice to wake the Demon King Arawn from his...

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Dralha May 2016
updated their review of Ikkitousen
Score 8/10

In this ecchi action-comedy, high school students with the powers of spirit warriors of the past wage a constant war for power. Even with all the panty shots and top-heavy generosity, it was actually a pretty good story.

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Ikkitousen
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2003

For 1800 years the seven schools of Kantou have fought over supremacy of the land. Their students constantly fight each other in battles to prove their strength. Sonsaku Hakufu is a 17 year old girl...

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Dralha Apr 2016
updated their review of Cardcaptor Sakura
Score 9/10

The classic "magical girl" anime. Sakura accidentally releases dozens of magic cards from a tome kept in her father's study. She must now pair up with the guardian of the tome to track down and capture them before a great doom befalls the world. Very comical...

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Cardcaptor Sakura
  • TV (70 eps)
  • 1998 - 2000

Sakura Kinomoto never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be...

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Dralha Apr 2016
updated their review of Strike Witches TV
Score 8/10

In 1939, Earth is invaded by an alien force known as the "Neuroi." To combat against them, a special strike force consisting of witches gathered from around the world is formed. Their "brooms" consist of a pair of leggings with propellers, allowing them to fly through...

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Strike Witches TV
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2008

In the year 1939 an unknown enemy called the Neuroi appeared. Their purpose is unclear and origin is unknown, but they attack and destroy any signs of human civilization they come across. Because...

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Dralha Apr 2016
updated their review of Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek
Score 8/10

Very creepy tale, one that used cel-shading for the animation and had a somber soundtrack. Some children mysteriously disappear when playing "kakurenbo" in a certain part of town. Hikora's sister, Sorincha, just recently disappeared. He's determined to find her by participating in the...

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Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek
  • Movie (1 ep x 26 min)
  • 2004

Near the ruins of an old and abandoned city, there is played a game simply known as "Otokoyo." It is said that when children play this game, they go missing one by one. Some say it is...

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Dralha Mar 2016
updated their review of Bottle Fairy
Score 9/10

Kururu, Chiriri, Sarara, and Hororo are four fairies who live in bottles on a student's desk. With each passing month, they learn more about the human world from the student and a girl who lives next door. Their misinterpretations of various Japanese customs and celebrations are a...

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Bottle Fairy
  • TV (13 eps x 13 min)
  • 2003

Kururu, Chiriri, Sarara, and Hororo are four faries who aspire to become human. To do this, they leave the fairy world to study for a year in our world. Aided by their friends Sensei-san and Tama...

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Dralha Mar 2016
updated their review of Scrapped Princess
Score 8/10

An interesting fantasy tale about Pacifica, the "Scrapped Princess." Everyone's trying to kill her because they think a great doom will befall the land if she reaches her 16th birthday. Luckily, she has a pair of powerful allies to protect her as they travel away from the ...

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Scrapped Princess
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2003

The god Mauser delivered unto a world of magic a prophecy: if the Scrapped Princess is allowed to live, she will destroy the entire world. But the knight who was to kill her could not end the life of...

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Dralha Mar 2016
updated their review of Mushishi
Score 10/10

Beautiful series, with breathtaking backdrops and a haunting soundtrack. A very mellow anime that follows the travels of Ginko, a "mushishi" who can perceive "mushi," semi-sentient organisms that cause supernatural happenings in people's lives.

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Mushishi
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2005 - 2006

It isn't unusual for a person to feel that the world around them is strange and has unexpected secrets lying just beyond their sight. However, for most people this is just an occasional sensation...

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Dralha Mar 2016
updated their review of Seirei no Moribito
Score 9/10

A fantastic martial arts anime. After having saved a prince from drowning, Balsa the spearmaster is hired to be his bodyguard. The prince is possessed by a water spirit, which has led some in the royal hierarchy to order his assassination. The animation in this series is beautiful, with...

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Seirei no Moribito
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2007

In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his...

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Dralha Mar 2016
updated their review of Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-Chan!!
Score 9/10

Very weird premise (scifi girls from a parallel universe charge up depressed people in this universe using giant electrical plugs), but VERY funny and heavily ecchi. Great story overall.

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Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-Chan!!
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2009

Sadness be gone! Though depressed people are scattered across the world, there are those from a parallel world that are here to help. Known as Juuden-chan, these busty ladies use their special powers...

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Dralha Feb 2016
updated their review of Sekirei
Score 8/10

Minato Sahashi has failed the college entrance exam twice, but his life takes a lucky turn when a buxom girl falls out of the sky and lands on him...This ecchi comedy really was a great story, with high-power anime action and harem mayhem, and a dash of mystery in the blend to keep it...

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Sekirei
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2008

Minato Sahashi was living a normal life; he had just failed his college entrance exam for a second year in a row, and lived a quiet life in a single's apartment. That is, until the busty Musubi fell...

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Dralha Jan 2016
updated their review of Toward the Terra TV
Score 8/10

This series begins in what appears to be a rather disturbing dystopia, set on a terraformed world far from Earth. Jomy is a student on this world and is about to take the examination for adulthood, but fate has a different plan in store. This was a very powerful series that touched on a multitude...

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Toward the Terra TV
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2007

Centuries ago, humanity carelessly ravaged the Earth’s environment, forcing them to leave and form a colony elsewhere. To prevent the same mistakes from happening again, they allow a...

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Dralha Aug 2015
updated their review of Library War
Score 9/10

In a near-future world, an oppressive "media cleansing act" threatens freedom of expression and the proliferation of literature. The Library Task Force is formed to counter this threat. Libraries have become fortresses defended by well-armed and well-trained military units. The...

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Library War
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2008

The government has passed the Media Betterment Act, establishing a military police force to stop the spread of "negative influences harmful to society;" and in response, libraries have...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of Binchou-tan
Score 9/10

Very nice slice-of-life fare, with some oddities peppered throughout. It had beautiful backdrops, a cute cast of quirky characters, and a mellow classical soundtrack. The story was a rollercoaster: there were lol moments, there were not-so-lol moments.

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Binchou-tan
  • TV (12 eps x 12 min)
  • 2006

In a remote area of the countryside lives Binchou-tan: a pint-sized and carefree girl who takes odd jobs in a nearby town whenever she is running low on rice. Her bus rides take place within the...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of Umi Monogatari
Score 9/10

For a series based on an Asian pachinko machine, it was actually very good. A classic tale of good vs. evil with a magical girl duo. The animation was gorgeous.

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Umi Monogatari
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2009

When Marin and Urin – two sisters who live in the sea – find a ring that dropped into the water from the land of Sky, they decided to travel above to return it. There, amidst a bustling...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of Moetan
Score 9/10

Ink Nijihara has a crush on her classmate Nao, but her shyness and clumsiness always get in the way of their meeting. She becomes a "mahou shoujo" upon meeting a talking duck, a magician from another world, and masquerades as Pastel Ink to spend time with Nao, becoming his tutor...

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Moetan
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2007

Ink Nijihara, who does very well in her high school English class, has a crush on her classmate Nao; but as she is both shy and clumsy, she finds herself unable to get closer to him. Furthermore...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
Score 10/10

Ten years after the events in seasons one and two, Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate have formed a special unit for rescue and investigation and are involved in the training of several talented young mages. While this series doesn't have near the kawaii factor of the first two, it's still an...

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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2007

Ten years after the Book of Darkness incident, Nanoha, Fate, Hayate and friends are all officers within the Time-Space Administration Bureau. With a new Lost Logia threat on the horizon and...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of Kokoro Toshokan
Score 10/10

This obscure series is a real gem, a slow-paced, relaxing anime, with a light soundtrack and simple plots, light comedy and mild drama, very cute and very addicting.

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Kokoro Toshokan
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2001 - 2002

Deep in the mountains lies a library with the same name as one of its caretakers, Kokoro. With her sisters Inna and Aruto, she strives to uphold the best characteristic of a librarian -- to help...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of Stratos 4
Score 9/10

An interesting scifi/military drama with some light comedy/slice-of-life bits and a few panty shots. Comets are hurtling towards Earth and there are two lines of defense: "comet blasters" that operate in space and ground-based aircraft that clean up the smaller pieces that follow...

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Stratos 4
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2003

When deadly asteroids threaten Earth, an elite team of interceptors--the Meteor Sweepers--are formed. Now, rookie pilot Honjou Mikaze and her three friends are caught up in tumultuous events that may...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of RUN=DIM
Score 8/10

This was an excellent mecha anime done entirely in 3D CGI. It had all the trappings of the classic mecha genre: action, romance, politics, and intrigue, but the visuals made it a truly unique experience. The story revolves around Kazuto, a young mecha pilot with "AI" ability...

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RUN=DIM
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2001

In the near future, global warming has taken its toll, destroying most cities and leaving the majority of the world underwater. In what once was Japan, a government-spawned organization called JESAS...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of Ikkitousen: Dragon Destiny
Score 8/10

The sequel to Ikki Tousen. Much better animation, with fight scenes that are more fluid and a storyline based loosely on the Chinese classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms. About the same level of ecchi-ness as the first, with a lot of new characters. And Kanu Unchou gets a lot more...

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Ikkitousen: Dragon Destiny
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2007

In the Kanto region, three schools compete with each other to gain dominance over the other territories: Kyosho Academy, led by Sousou Moutoku; Nanyo Academy, led by Sonsaku Hakufu; and Seito High...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of A Little Snow Fairy Sugar
Score 9/10

This is a cute anime. Very cute. Teeth-rotting, sugary cute. But it is addictive...Sugar, Salt, and Pepper are three season fairy apprentices who are searching the human world for "twinkles" in order to become full-fledged fairies. They "recruit" a girl named Saga, the...

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A Little Snow Fairy Sugar
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2001 - 2002

Saga is an ordinary girl who lives her life by planning everything ahead of time. Unfortunately, having a waffle-loving Snow fairy called Sugar follow her home was not a part of these plans! Together...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of Sky Girls TV
Score 9/10

Sky Girls was a very light-hearted, feel-good anime that left a smile on my face at the end of nearly every episode. The interactions between the three main characters and their antics made this series a lot of fun to watch. Otoha was the quirky tomboy. Karen was the introvert...

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Sky Girls TV
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2007

In the not-too-distant future, Earth was attacked by mysterious beings and before long over a third of the world's population was destroyed. Even after bringing to bear its full, united military...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of Submarine 707R
Score 9/10

In the near future, an organization known as the USR threatens global security. Japan's 707R finds itself locked in a duel with the most advanced sub of the USR, led by a ruthless captain. An excellent OVA, reminiscent of The Hunt for Red October and other such films of the genre.

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Submarine 707R
  • OVA (2 eps)
  • 2003 - 2004

Under the threat of terrorism, the world’s navy united as the Peace Keeping Navy (PKN); and though each country contributed an atomic submarine, Japan offered only one powered by diesel &ndash...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of Xenosaga
Score 8/10

Set 4000 years in the future, humanity is facing the prospect of annihilation at the hands of the Gnosis, beings who can phase in and out of normal space. Artificial humans known as "Realians" and combat androids are created to counter this threat. On behalf of Vector Industries...

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Xenosaga
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2005

The year is T.C. 4767. Four thousand years have passed since humanity abandoned its birthplace, the planet Earth. Beset by the hostile alien Gnosis, mankind is now scrambling to find ways to defeat...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's
Score 10/10

Several months after the first series, a powerful new nemesis appears to challenge Nanoha and her friends. This sequel is action-packed and chock-full of massive power-anime goodness, and the story that goes along with it is just absolutely incredible.

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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2005

Six months after the Jewel Seeds incident, Nanoha is still using her magical powers to help the Time-Space Administration Bureau maintain dimensional stability. However, new adversaries involved with...

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Dralha Jul 2015
updated their review of Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino
Score 9/10

I remember starting this series right after the first Gunslinger Girl, but the animation and voices were so different that I moved on to other series. After a few years had passed, I decided to revisit it. It turned out to be an excellent tale, focusing mainly on Triela this time around. The...

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Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2008

When their investigation into the disappearance of an operative leads them directly to The Five Republics, the Social Welfare Agency sends mechanically-enhanced cyborg Triela to infiltrate the...

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