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FreddyCrab Sep 24
updated their review of 5 Centimeters per Second
Score 9/10

Story: Childhood friends Takaki and Akagi reflect back on their lives as they grow up, from childhood to adulthood and think back to their love for each other and how time has changed them as well as other people. Yet its much more than that. This anime perfectly portrays the theme of first...

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5 Centimeters per Second
  • Movie (1 ep x 62 min)
  • 2007

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...

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FreddyCrab Sep 22
updated their review of Beyblade
Score 8/10

Story: The story of Beyblade is just a typical young boys anime, but I found it quite a deal more interesting than Yu-Gi-Oh! or Pokemon, because instead of just mindless fighting and aiming to get to be the Master of Poemon or Top Duelist in the world, in Beyblade there are lots of...

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Beyblade
  • TV (51 eps)
  • 2001

Beyblading is the latest rage; gyroscopes battle each other in different environments until one is knocked out. Only a true master can bring out a blade’s full potential and unleash the...

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FreddyCrab
FreddyCrab Sep 18
updated their review of Naruto
Score 7/10

Story: Naruto's story is pretty simple as far as shounen stories go- yet I still found it pretty interesting and well narrated. All throughout this 220 episode series there were various story arcs, all containing different problems for Naruto to fix (or not be able to fix, as the story...

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Naruto
  • TV (220 eps)
  • 2002 - 2007

Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who bears a great power hidden inside him, a power that has isolated him from the rest of his village. As such, his only dream is to become the Hokage - the most...

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FreddyCrab
FreddyCrab Sep 17
updated their review of Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Score 8/10

Story: Sunako Nakahara, a lonely, morbid teenage girl is sent by her auntie to live with four beautiful, charming and radiant men- who are given the task to somehow turn Sunko into a elegant lady. When I first started to watch this is showed promise, and it IS good, but after a few...

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Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007

Nakahara Sunako, a high school girl whose interests include horror movies, coffins and gore, is sent by her aunt to live in an extravagant mansion with four ridiculously handsome boys. As if living...

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FreddyCrab Sep 16
updated their review of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Score 6.5/10

Story:  I really love magical girl anime, its one of my favourite genres, so I thought I'd absolutely LOVE this anime- I had always wanted a more mature mahou shoujo to watch, then Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika came along. But I finally got round to watching it, and my hopes were simply...

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2011

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...

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FreddyCrab
FreddyCrab Sep 16
updated their review of Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)
Score 6.5/10

NOTE: I AM REVIEWING THIS AS A SERIES TWO OF THE ORIGINAL HARUHI SUZUMIYA ANIME. I WILL DO A SEPARATE REVIEW FOR THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE HARUHI ANIME :D   Story:    I was badly dissappointed with this part of this series of Haruhi Suzumiya. Firstly, there was the...

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Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)
  • TV (28 eps)
  • 2009

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki...

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FreddyCrab Sep 16
updated their review of Highschool of the Dead
Score 6.5/10

Story:   At first the story of HOTD seemed to show some promise, it really did. But then it went drastically downhill till it became not so much a creepy horror anime, than a pointless bundle of ecchi tied up with a ribbon. The first episode of HOTD was easily the best; it was...

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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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FreddyCrab updated their review of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Score 9/10

Story: A group of seemingly harmless kids one by one turn psychopathic and kill each other, all because of the curse of Oyashiro who haunts the quaint little village by the name of Hinamizawa. Perhaps one of the most intriguing storylines to come my way in anime, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni...

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2006

Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice...

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FreddyCrab updated their review of Azumanga Daioh
Score 9/10

Story: A group of high school students from all walks of life coming together for a mere 7 hours of school on a daily basis. Thats it, thats all there is to it- yet inside that plotless scenario theres so much more. As soon as you start to read this manga you're instantly drawn in to the...

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Azumanga Daioh
  • Vol: 4; Ch: 69
  • 1999 - 2002

Miss Yukari's high school class is far from average. With ten-year-old genius Chiyo; dim-witted ‘Osaka'; weight conscious Yomi; loud-mouthed and energetic Tomo; and the ultra cool...

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FreddyCrab
FreddyCrab Aug 27
updated their review of Shugo Chara!! Doki
Score 8.5/10

Story: The story of Shugo Chara! Doki!! Is essentially the same as the original Shugo Chara,  Eggs appear for Amu to purify blah blah blah for endless fillers, but I found that this series seemed quite a deal more satisfying than its predecessor for two reasons: Reason One: The...

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Shugo Chara!! Doki
  • TV (51 eps)
  • 2008 - 2009

The guardians’ lives have been somewhat quiet lately, as X Eggs have stopped appearing. But just when the gang start to question whether Easter has given up on the fight for the embryo, a new...

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FreddyCrab
FreddyCrab Aug 27
updated their review of School Rumble
Score 7/10

Story: School Rumble is a lot like any other slice-of-life anime out there; from the likes of Lucky Star to Azumanga Daioh , but this one focusses less on school-related simple humour, and instead uses the characters and them alone to create funny, coincidental stories where no plot is...

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School Rumble
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2004 - 2005

Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw...

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FreddyCrab Aug 24
updated their review of Vampire Knight
Score 8.5/10

Story: Vampire Knight's story may seem like a typical romantic reverse harem with vampires added in just to create lots of fan-girls screaming in glee, but it can't be knocked. Vampire Knight is more than that. The story of Vampire Knight is very interesting, always narrated exceedingly...

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Vampire Knight
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2008

Cross Academy is a school with a difference: in a unique and experimental setup designed by the headmaster, it has a Day Class consisting of ordinary humans and a Night Class filled with vampires...

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FreddyCrab Aug 22
updated their review of GANTZ
Score 7.5/10

Story: The story of Gantz is an interesting one. I will admit that. A group of people faced with death are abruptly thrust into a room with a large black orb called Gantz. These people are then charged with killing aliens, a deed what will not go unrewarded, as the person who gains the...

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GANTZ
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2004

Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room...

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FreddyCrab updated their review of Clannad
Score 8/10

Story: Despite giving it a rating overall of an 8, I have to say I was still dissappointed with how Clannad played out. I knew what the general gist of the story concerned, but sadly I found watching Clannad to be a bore.  Tomoya Okazaki stumbles accross a girl by the name of Nagisa...

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Clannad
  • TV (23 eps)
  • 2007 - 2008

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...

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FreddyCrab updated their review of Full Moon wo Sagashite
Score 6.5/10

Story: Prior to watching this anime, I had already read the manga of Full Moon and was very familiar with the manga. It takes a good manga to persuade me to watch the anime as well- usually I go for something different so I can hopefully uncover a new, shiny gem instead of just...

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Full Moon wo Sagashite
  • TV (52 eps)
  • 2002 - 2003

Twelve year old Mitsuki's desire is to become a singer. She has the talent and a beautiful voice, but she also has a throat tumor which threatens to rob her of her gift of song. As if things weren't...

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FreddyCrab
FreddyCrab Jul 21
updated their review of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Score 9/10

Story: Haruhi Suzumiya has a very unique storyline- it wasn't completely what I was expecting, and quite frankly I don't think it even IS possible to know whats coming when you're a first-time viewer of this anime. The story was never dull in this anime, it flowed beautifully and I...

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • TV (14 eps)
  • 2006

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki...

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FreddyCrab
FreddyCrab Jul 16
updated their review of Sailor Moon
Score 7/10

Story:  The story of Sailor Moon is one practically everyone knows. Its simple, its been over-used and its what some might call boring. But suprisingly enough, when watching it, its actually pretty interesting.  Sailor Moon has many different aspects to its storyline- the...

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Sailor Moon
  • TV (46 eps)
  • 1992 - 1993

Life can be tough when you're a teenager. Enter Tsukino Usagi, an average, if somewhat clumsy, junior high student whose voracious appetite for sweets and capacity for tears are offset by her...

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FreddyCrab Jul 13
updated their review of Blood The Last Vampire
Score 7/10

Story: Blood: The Last Vampire was a mixed bag for me- I have to say when I watched it, it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. I'd heard a lot of good things surrounding this anime, but it did not fulfil my expectations. The story of this anime is very, VERY vague and mysterious...

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Blood The Last Vampire
  • Movie (1 ep x 48 min)
  • 2000

In the time of the Vietnam War, an American military base in Japan is plagued with a rash of killings whose assailant is unknown. Enter Saya, a mysterious young woman who happens to be the last of...

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FreddyCrab
FreddyCrab Jul 10
updated their review of Elfen Lied
Score 8/10

Story: Being a lover of any anime with a significant amount of gore and violence in it, as soon as I heard about Elfen Lied I started watching it, and I certainly wasn't dissappointed. The first 10 minutes of this show are the most gore-filler, graphic moments I have ever seen in any horror...

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Elfen Lied
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2004

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...

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FreddyCrab Jun 30
updated their review of Kimi ni Todoke
Score 6.5/10

Story:   I'd been meaning to watch Kimi Ni Todoke for aaaaaages, I knew it was pretty popular as far as romance animes go, and I thought I would enjoy it, maybe I would find similarities to some of my favourite animes like Hana Yori Dango...But I think I put my hopes up too high...

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Kimi ni Todoke
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2009 - 2010

Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her...

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FreddyCrab Jun 14
updated their review of Strawberry Eggs
Score 6.5/10

Story: I watched this because I was looking for a funny romantic comedy, and it must have been a long time ago when I watched this- I was very new to the anime scene. But even then I could tell after a mere 3 or 4 episodes that this anime showed little to no promise. The story tells of a...

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Strawberry Eggs
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2001

Hibiki is unemployed, unmotivated, and out of luck. But it seems his luck just might change: a nearby school is looking for qualified instructors, but there's a catch.. females only! With rent...

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FreddyCrab May 24
updated their review of Bitter Virgin
Score 7.5/10

Story: Bitter Virgin isn't as sexualised and hentai-ish as it sounds, its actually a very respectable manga what isn't too over the top with lots of fanservice and meaningless sex like the title suggests. In Bitter Virgin a boy by the name of Daisuke accidentally finds out that his...

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Bitter Virgin
  • Vol: 4; Ch: 32
  • 2006

Daisuke is popular with all of the ladies at school, including his childhood friend Yuzu and flirty Kazuki. However, there's one girl who not only doesn't like Daisuke, but also seems to be afraid of...

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FreddyCrab updated their review of Highschool of the Dead OVA
Score 5/10

Story: Tits and butts- thats it. Of course, you can't expect much of a story from a stand alone OVA, but this was the most mindless OVA I've ever seen. The HOTD crew get stuck on a island in the middle of their scary zombie break out, and what do they do? Feel glad their safe? Try to get back...

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Highschool of the Dead OVA
  • OVA (1 ep x 16 min)
  • 2011

When the group of survivors leaves mainland Japan for a secluded island, they are beyond relieved to be free of bloodthirsty zombies. They finally feel like things are getting back to normal as they...

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FreddyCrab updated their review of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Ura Higu
Score 4/10

Story:  Basically, Higurashi Kai: Ura Higu is a bunch of 30-second shorts what are just meant to be little jokes relating to different subjects throughout the series. Sadly, I think it failed at this. I only found about 1 or 2 out of these 24 shorts mildly funny, and they weren't...

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Ura Higu
  • DVD Special (24 eps x 1 min)
  • 2007 - 2008

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FreddyCrab updated their review of Lucky Star
Score 9/10

Story: Lucky Star is anime marmite: You either love it or hate it, and I for one love it. The story is like Azumanga Daioh, simple with absolutely no plot other than high school girls having fun with their everyday lives and thats it. But like Azumanga Daioh, theres so much more than that...

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Lucky Star
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2007

In present day Japan, the life of a school girl is never dull. The easily-bored Konata never finds time to study because of her otaku habits, which frustrates hard-working Kagami to no end. On the...

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FreddyCrab Apr 29
updated their review of Nana
Score 8/10

Story: Id heard so many great things about Nana- its apparently an animated masterpiece of epic proportions what astounds and transports the viewer to a new world. And yes, it IS good- but I just HAD to drop it; the story just didn't appeal to me at all. I don't know what it is, but...

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Nana
  • TV (47 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007

Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her...

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FreddyCrab
FreddyCrab Apr 19
updated their review of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Score 9/10

Story: Nothing less than an incredibly majestic masterpiece, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a beautifully told story about a girl who gains the ability to time travel and uses it to its full extent through the course of her high school life. The beauty of this movie is that, even...

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Movie (1 ep x 98 min)
  • 2006

Makoto Konno is a somewhat foolish and tomboyish high school student who spends most of her time hanging out with her two male friends. Things change one day when she suddenly gains the ability to...

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FreddyCrab Apr 19
updated their review of Pokemon Movie 1: The First Movie
Score 8/10

Story:   Aah Pokemon, a show that gets worse with every passing series, with every new episode something likeable about this anime is flushed down the toilet....Thankfully this film however, was made back in 1998 so was created at the time when Pokemon was almost a animated...

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Pokemon Movie 1: The First Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 75 min)
  • 1998

The Team Rocket scientists attempted to make the most powerful Pokemon in existence and they succeeded. A clone made from Mew’s DNA, Mewtwo was enraged at his existence as nothing but a tool...

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FreddyCrab
FreddyCrab Apr 19
updated their review of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira
Score 4.5/10

Story: I did not particularly like Higurashi Kira. I remember when Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni was notorious for its blood and gore, yet with each passing series it seems to get less like a horror and more like a hentai. These four episodes all have entirely separate stories to them...

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira
  • OVA (4 eps)
  • 2011 - 2012

Wacky hijinks abound as Rika finds herself in a parallel Hinamizawa in which Tokyo is made of superpowered henchman and Rika herself is a magical girl. After returning to her regular Hinamizawa, Rika...

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