updated their review of Fate/Zero
In the Internet Generation, the word “epic” gets bandied about a lot, but once in a blue moon, a series comes along to remind us of the way we used to use it before computers came along. Odysseus defeated the warriors of Troy, then spent a decade at sea trying to get home...Read FalseDawn'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 Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
This is Daten City: the limbo world on the faultline between Heaven and Hell where angels and demons and Ghosts roam free to terrorise the unsuspecting residents. The only thing standing in the way of complete and utter chaos is the angelic duo, Panty & Stocking, mentored by their...Read FalseDawn'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
Story The success of Kyoto Animation and Key's last collaboration, Kanon (2006), has brought about the fourth adaptation of a Key game: Clannad . Being the fourth Key game to be adapted (and KyoAni's third) means the pressure is on for this to scale the heights...Read FalseDawn'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 Neon Genesis Evangelion
Story Neon Genesis Evangelion was extremely popular in its time (some would say, it still is) and I believe the main reason for this is its captivating storyline. While the idea of humans riding around in giant robots wasn't particularly new when it was released, with series like Gundam ...Read FalseDawn's full review
In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only...
updated their review of Air
Story When a series claims that it spins a tale that spans a thousand years of history, it's natural to be a little wary of problems with chronology - how exactly can you tell a story that takes place over such a huge length of time? As a regular anime viewer, I'm used to the odd...Read FalseDawn's full review
The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps...
updated their review of Clannad Movie
Story The timing of the Clannad series is a bane for Toei's movie version of the popular Key game. If this had aired a year or two before KyoAni decided to release its own version in 23-episode series form, then this would have undoubtedly had more interest than it received. As it...Read FalseDawn's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 94 min)
When his dream career as a basketball player is shattered due to a severed tendon, Okazaki Tomoya believes that his already depressing life has lost all purpose. To make matters worse, he is plagued...
updated their review of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Movie
Before I get into the real meat of Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works and find out what makes it tick, I'd like to point out that this review is going to be equal parts an overview of the pros and (many) cons of this movie, an insight into the reviewing process itself and a lesson...Read FalseDawn's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 105 min)
Having spent the last 10 years of his life studying under a mysterious sorcerer, Shirou Emiya has become a Magi. But when he inadvertently summons the legendary female warrior Saber, Shirou is sucked...
updated their review of Kimi to Boku.
Insomniacs, never fear! J.C.Staff have finally answered all your woes by unleashing the slumbering behemoth that is Kimi to Boku . No longer will you lie awake at night, tossing and turning your way into the Land of Nod, when one episode of this li'l baby will transport you...Read FalseDawn's full review
Shun, Kaname, and the twins Yuuki and Yuuta have known each other since they were young children and are now entering their second year at Homare High School. However, despite having been...
updated their review of Dogs: Bullets & Carnage
a common misconception that you can make a good action anime series
by following the age-old formula: the protagonists must have a
colourful past, eye-opening gun skills and an arsenal that would stun
Jack Bauer into silence. Sadly, what you also need is a plot and...Read FalseDawn's full review
In a city laced with crime, four individuals face their own personal trials. Mihai, a middle-aged hitman, seeks closure with an old student; Badou the information dealer learns a little too much...
updated their review of ef - a tale of memories
Story On the surface, ef - a tale of memories seems to be your average romance anime series, featuring a range of characters forming relationships as they spiral awkwardly towards adulthood. Certainly, this series almost disappeared under the radar, and I only watched it on the recommendation...Read FalseDawn's full review
In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his...
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updated their review of Kaiba
Story Do not adjust your sets, the colours are meant to look like that.
Yes, this is Kaiba , a disturbingly whacky sci-fi series set in a universe where memories have been digitised and can be traded if you're lucky enough to have the riches to buy them. The beauty of Kaiba , however, is...Read FalseDawn's full review
Welcome to a world in which memories can be transferred from body to body; old painful memories can be removed and replaced with new ones, and the poor sell their bodies to the rich to survive...
updated their review of Strait Jacket
Story It's very rare for a series centred around magic to be any good - in recent years, we've had a magic school with particular boring storylines in the form of Happiness !; the abysmal Saint October ; the yawnworthy Gift Eternal Rainbow that pretended to be a drama; and the just plain...Read FalseDawn's full review
In a world of science, sorcery is rediscovered and rapidly adopted in all areas of industry – but at a high price: an invisible pollution is spreading out across the world. Those who do not...
updated their review of Neo Angelique Abyss
Story On the face of it, Angelique sounds like an epic fantasy adventure - the heroine finds out that she has an amazing superpower, bands together with a number of talented and powerful men and attempts to repel a vast horde of ugly creatures called Thanatos, hell-bent on destroying the world...Read FalseDawn's full review
The fantasy world of Arcadia is in peril: fierce monsters known as Thanatos are sucking the life from humans, and only men known as Purifiers can vanquish them. Angelique is a young girl who attends...
updated their review of Uta Kata
Story In a sense, Uta Kata is a unique series in that it doesn't specifically have an antagonist - you could consider the mysterious woman who likes to stand on rooftops 'observing' the main characters as a villain of sorts, but she's not the usual...Read FalseDawn's full review
On the day before summer vacation, Ichika discovered an old mirror in an old school building. From within it, the mysterious Manatsu looked out and offered to trade favors: if Ichika will do her...
updated their review of Rizelmine
Story The one thing that attracted me to this series more than anything else, was the basis. Whatever synopsis you read for Rizelmine , it will always promise a high-paced comedy rollercoaster (which, at times, it delivers). Twelve year old genetically-engineered Rizel marries a fifteen year...Read FalseDawn's full review
In the present, the Japanese government has been conducting experiments to genetically engineer a human: a girl named Rizel. The experiment was a success -- sort of. While healthy and cheerful...
updated their review of Glass Mask (2005)
Surfacing in manga form in the mid-70s, Glass Mask is a rare spectacle that presents the life and career of an actress as she rises to fame from humble beginnings. I call it rare because, despite the general idea existing since time immemorial, there are few writers who have dared to...Read FalseDawn's full review
Maya is a dreamy young girl whose clumsiness is matched only by her absent-mindedness. While others have given up on her, the legendary actress Tsukikage sees her hidden potential and offers to take...
updated their review of Laputa: Castle in the Sky
I've always been wary of reviewing a Ghibli presentation - the fandom surrounding the studio is not only a Japanese phenomenon, but also one that's spread internationally. However, with Hayao Miyazaki's new film ( Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea ) having recently been released in Japan...Read FalseDawn's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
Legends tell of a floating island in the sky known as Laputa, upon which is rumoured to be treasure beyond a person’s wildest dreams. Sheeta is an orphan girl who is being hunted down because...
on episode 12 of 13
An anime short adaptation of the 4-coma manga of the same name, putting the Gundam characters in mundane, yet comical, situations.
on episode 70 of 365
- TV (365 eps x 3 min)
- 2009 - 2010
Each day, Charady sits down with her pig and rabbit friends and reads a new joke. From the tale of a child and his adulterous father to the woes of the girls at a competition for blondes, from the...
on episode 25 of 38
Beast Saga takes place on a distant planet in our galaxy called Beast where three beast tribes — the Sea Tribe, the Land Tribe, and the Sky Tribe, fight for their honor. Each of the tribes...
- OVA (3 eps x 23 min)
- 2013 - 2014
It’s been 15 years since mankind successfully captured a Titan, and for Hanji Zoe, nothing is more important than finally acquiring a live specimen. As the original goal of the Survey Corps was...
Lieutenant Mizuki, an officer of high standing in the Japanese Armed Forces, has served her country dutifully, sacrificing everything she knows and loves – including her own body. As a...
The protagonist is an elementary student girl Kohina Ichimatsu who lives alone. One day she summons a fox spirit named Kokkuri-san by a seance game with the same name. He was first intended to...
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- OVA (3 eps x 24 min)
- 2012 - 2014
The three stooges create a new console that won’t break giving Squid Girl and Eiko a chance to play. Ayumi shares why she can speak with Squid Girl and a special person. Squid Girl makes the...
Naru is a high school girl who is average in every way. She loves fairy tale heroines, though she’s never had the courage to escape her ordinary life. One day, she sees Hannah, a transfer...
on episode 1 of 13
Between August and October, 1952, a series of unusual crimes takes place in Musashino and Mitaka: the attempted murder of 14-year-old Kanako Yuzuki, Kanako's abduction from the strange research...
- Movie (1 ep x 39 min)
The anime's original story features Mutta and Hibito during one summer when they were children. During the summer when Mutta and Hibito made their promise to go to space, they met a young girl who...