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Hesse

  • Joined Jul 31, 2009
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Hesse Sep 16
updated their review of Welcome to the NHK!
Score 9/10

Story: 9/10 What do a delusional recluse, an obsessive otaku, and a misfit missionary have in common?  Utter insanity would be the right phrase to describe the crazy-fest that is Welcome to the NHK! .  A black comedy set in modern day Tokyo, Welcome to the NHK! follows the...

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Welcome to the NHK!
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2006

Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely...

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Hesse Aug 14
updated their review of Durarara!!
Score 7/10

Story As the spiritual successor to Brain-Base ’s summer sensation Baccano! , Durarara!! makes use of that madcap, schizophrenic style that made Baccano! memorable. Based on the light novel series by Ryohgo Narita, Durarara!! is an urban fairytale of unnatural proportions; it...

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Durarara!!
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2010

Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove...

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Hesse Jul 31
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Hesse Jun 12
updated their review of Beck
Score 8/10

“There are two types of people in the world: those who do what they’re told, and those who are true to themselves” - Saku For those young disenchanted days, Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad plays out like a national anthem. Beck enlivens the notion that realism and idealism...

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Beck
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2004 - 2005

Koyuki is a downcast fourteen-year-old boy who feels disconnected from life. Socially unpopular and lacking confidence, he takes some solace in his fandom of fluffy J-Pop. However, when he...

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Hesse Jun 8
updated their review of Tiger & Bunny
Score 7.5/10

Story My first impressions of Tiger & Bunny were skeptical at best; a show about mascot superheroes plastered with corporate logos brings to mind some dubious product placement anime. Or even worse, the cutesy title could've foreshadowed some hybrid ecchi fest involving bestiality...

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Tiger & Bunny
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2011

In Sternbuild City, corporate logos not only cover billboards, but also the costumes of the super-powered heroes that act as its protectors. Veteran and newcomer warriors of justice alike compete in...

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Hesse Mar 2016
updated their review of Paprika
Score 7.5/10

An old art teacher of mine once tried to define the sublime; in essence, the sublime is something said to be simultaneously shocking, horrifying, and awe-inspiring.  Like a surrealist painting or a Dadaist sculpture, Paprika is a film of the sublime.  Words fail to describe the visual...

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Paprika
  • Movie (1 ep x 91 min)
  • 2006

In Japan, a team of scientists have created a medical breakthrough: a device that allows the wearer to enter the dreams of a patient, for the purpose of healing. The talented Paprika is a master at...

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Hesse Oct 2015
updated their review of Aoi Bungaku Series
Score 8.3/10

Story Can television and film match the artistic greatness of novels or poetry? Or is there something lost-in-translation from page to screen? This is the main issue whenever an adaptation is at hand. Aoi Bungaku is no exception to these age-long questions, but does it succeed in this...

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Aoi Bungaku Series
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2009

Sometimes the greatest distance is between people. Whether a man alienates himself from society with a façade of cheerfulness, or two friends fail to communicate their feelings of betrayal...

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Hesse Jul 2015
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Hesse Jul 2015
updated their review of My Neighbors The Yamadas
Score 8/10

Story "Whatever will be, will be"—this is the mantra of My Neighbors the Yamadas , a charming collection of vignettes that ring true to life itself. This unique Studio Ghibli film revolves around the daily exploits of the Yamadas, your modern, dysfunctional Japanese family...

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My Neighbors The Yamadas
  • Movie (1 ep x 104 min)
  • 1999

The Yamadas are an ordinary suburban family that enjoy shopping together, watching TV together, and sharing meals just like anyone else. Or so we think! With grumpy grandma Shige wisecracking at...

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Hesse Oct 2014
updated their review of Un-Go
Score 6.8/10

Story When it comes to the detective genre, we've seen it all—from locked room mysteries to train-stopping murders to classic Holmesian whodunits. In a genre that's become repetitively stale, Un-Go blends both old and new sensibilities into its narrative, shape-shifting into...

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Un-Go
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2011

In post-war Japan, the nation remains unsettled and crime is as big a problem as ever. Despite his sharp mind and keen deductions, "Defeated Detective" Shinjurou Yuuki frequently loses out...

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Hesse Sep 2014
updated their review of Sky Crawlers
Score 6.5/10

Story Sky Crawlers takes off with a stunning action sequence; two fighter pilots engage in a dogfight as speeding bullets rip an aircraft's backside. Don't let the dramatized trailers fool you, this film is anything but a adrenaline-pumping thriller. On the contrary, many will find Sky...

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Sky Crawlers
  • Movie (1 ep x 121 min)
  • 2008

In a world where corporations snuff out the competition by sending fighter jets to attack their offices, teenage pilot Kannami Yuichi is reassigned to a new base. There, he meets Tokino, a carefree...

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Hesse Aug 2014
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Amazing Nuts!
  • OVA (4 eps x 10 min)
  • 2006

Four touching and intriguing stories are set to a backdrop of different songs: a futuristic cop patrols the streets to fight against crime; a girl experiences an out-of-this-world vision of the world...

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Hesse May 2014
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Doubt (Yoshiki TONOGAI)
  • Vol: 4; Ch: 20
  • 2007 - 2009

Rabbit Doubt is a popular new mystery game in which a ‘wolf' kills off each of a group of ‘rabbits' one by one. If the rabbits determine the identity of the wolf, they win the game; but...

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Hesse May 2014
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Doubt!!
  • Vol: 6; Ch: 28
  • 2000 - 2002

Average, unremarkable Ai Maekawa navigates school life unnoticed...until one day when a spiteful classmate totally humiliates her in front of everyone. Determined to jettison her embarrassing past...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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InuYasha The Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
  • Movie (1 ep x 99 min)
  • 2002

With their greatest enemy defeated and peace seemingly restored, Inuyasha and his friends each go their separate ways continue on with their lives. But when a full moon keeps rising night after...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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Paprika
  • Movie (1 ep x 91 min)
  • 2006

In Japan, a team of scientists have created a medical breakthrough: a device that allows the wearer to enter the dreams of a patient, for the purpose of healing. The talented Paprika is a master at...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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Millennium Actress
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2001

What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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Mind Game
  • Movie (1 ep x 104 min)
  • 2004

Nishi has been in love with Myon since he was 9 years old. They both had feelings for each other, but due to Nishi's cowardice their relationship never became more than friendship. Now, in the...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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Sky Crawlers
  • Movie (1 ep x 121 min)
  • 2008

In a world where corporations snuff out the competition by sending fighter jets to attack their offices, teenage pilot Kannami Yuichi is reassigned to a new base. There, he meets Tokino, a carefree...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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Tekkon Kinkreet
  • Movie (1 ep x 110 min)
  • 2006

In the rusty and run-down Treasure Town, young orphans in their respective gangs rule the roost and use the landscape as their playground. The violent Black and naïve White are two such orphans...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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Superflat Monogram
  • Movie (1 ep x 5 min)
  • 2003

A young girl is standing outside a store, using her mobile phone, when a strange force wrenches that phone from her hands and drops it onto the ground. When she goes to pick up her phone she finds...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Movie (1 ep x 101 min)
  • 2005

In a time of great heroes, the evil Sephiroth and the power of Meteor were vanquished by a warrior named Cloud Strife and his companions. Now, though the life stream of the world has been restored...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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La Maison en Petits Cubes
  • Movie (1 ep x 12 min)
  • 2008

An old man resides in a city mostly submerged by water, living in a home he had to build on top of his old one. His daily routine now consists of smoking his pipe, drinking wine, watching television...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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Interstella 5555 - The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
  • Movie (1 ep x 68 min)
  • 2003

In a far-off galaxy, there exists a world much the same as Earth. Save for blue skin, the people are near identical - especially with their taste for rockin' dance music. When a strange alien...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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Night on the Galactic Railroad
  • Movie (1 ep x 110 min)
  • 1985

Giovanni is a young cat with a troubled childhood -- he is bullied in school, and waits patiently day after day for his father to return from his journey. One festive evening, Giovanni and his friend...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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Origin: Spirits of the Past
  • Movie (1 ep x 95 min)
  • 2006

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...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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Cencoroll
  • Movie (1 ep x 27 min)
  • 2009

Rumors have it that a monster has appeared over the city, and Yuki would love to catch a glimpse! However, she soon discovers something even more fascinating: a boy named Tetsu not only knows of the...

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Hesse Aug 2013
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Angel's Egg
  • Movie (1 ep x 75 min)
  • 1985

In a dark and largely abandoned city a little girl wanders in search of something – beneath the folds of her dress she carries a mysterious giant egg. While living on the streets, she...

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Hesse Jul 2013
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