updated their review of Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~
Story Recently I've seen plenty of good shows, but none have kept me hooked from the get-go. None, that is, until I fired up Phantom ~Requiem of the Phantom~ and
polished off every one of the twenty-six episodes in a week (not bad
considering how little I have actually been at home...Read KiraRin's full review
A young man awakens in an abandoned warehouse with no memory of his past. As he leaves the room and ventures further into the warehouse he is attacked by a girl in a mask; she tells him that in order...
updated their review of Brigadoon Marin to Melan
Story Growing up, I was lucky enough to have epic sci-fi tales told at night
by the wordsmith Arthur C Clarke, and out-of-this-world lullabies
crooned by eccentric Ziggy Stardust. This gave me a taste, which
rapidly developed into love, for the fantastical that still hasn’t left
me as...Read KiraRin's full review
- TV (26 eps x 24 min)
- 2000 - 2001
The year is 1969, and strange things are happening on Earth: a strange formation known as Brigadoon has appeared in the sky, and mysterious alien machines have begun to attack a seemingly ordinary...
updated their review of Gintama
Story Type, select all, delete. Rinse and repeat. That has been my experience of trying to write this review as I try to make sure full justice is bequeathed upon the epic series that is Gintama . Some may take offence to my mild fangirlism, others may nod their heads in agreement to...Read KiraRin's full review
In Gintoki's Japan, the arrival of the various space races known collectively as the Amanto ended the era of the samurai. The Amanto's highly advanced technology resulted in total conquest and a...
updated their review of Highschool of the Dead
Story Zombie Holocaust, Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later and Resident Evil: all standout zombie entertainment in their respective media, however none of these (bar the distinctly average Degeneration movie) have crossed into the anime world. Enter stage right Highschool of the Dead , a slick...Read KiraRin'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 Utawarerumono
Story Don’t you just love it when you have completely unreasonable
preconceptions about a show that then completely sweeps you off your
feet? Utawarerumono (try saying that after 3 large glasses of
wine), has the odour of a typical anime series based on an H-game,
featuring...Read KiraRin's full review
A man awakens in an unfamiliar room, with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. His wounds have been bandaged, and his face is covered with a mask that he cannot remove. With nowhere to...
updated their review of Tenkuu Danzai Skelter Heaven
Story What happens when you take Neon Genesis Evangelion , crack in several episodes of Geneshaft and add a liberal sprinkling of poorly created computerised graphics?
Out of the bastardised mix pops a confused mess that calls itself Skelter+Heaven .
Rearing its ugly sci-fi head, the...Read KiraRin's full review
Hovering above the streets of a futuristic Tokyo, a mysterious object has appeared from outer space. Civilization’s only hope is the Altamira Agency – an organization comprised of...
updated their review of DearS
Story I’m slowly starting to understand why so many people detest ecchi anime , and DearS is an example of just how low a typically fun genre can stoop. Now, I’m
as far from a raging feminist as you can get, but I was still shocked
to find that this horrendous trash was written...Read KiraRin's full review
On a day that seemed ordinary, a spaceship crash landed in Tokyo bay, filled to the brim with beautiful aliens that would come to be known as DearS. Since that day, though all of Japan seems to have...
updated their review of Sora no Otoshimono
Story Of all my reviews, the one to cause the most controversy is my abhorrent hatred for DearS . So as Sora no Otoshimono fired up and one of the first things to grace the screen was a
top-heavy, vapid bint with a collar who insisted on calling the hapless
protagonist...Read KiraRin's full review
Ever since Tomoki was a boy, he’s dreamed that the girl he loves vanishes into the sky. However, while he’s convinced it’s just a dream, his classmate Sugata is convinced that...
updated their review of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Story In another hairbraned anime watching suggestion, a group of unfortunates came together to share in the pain that is Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo .
Expecting random, spastic comedy, the show’s humour was hair today and
gone tomorrow. Definitely not in the cutting edge of Japanese...Read KiraRin's full review
It is the year 300X, and the Earth is in peril! Tsuru Tsururiina, the evil dictator of the Margarita Empire has sent his elite troops to Earth to snatch every last hair on the heads of the...
updated their review of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Story Every now and again, I feel the need to put out the feelers and sample
the delights of a genre I tend to dislike, and this week my anime
palette was drenched with mech in the form of Gundam Seed . Now,
not only do I usually hate giant robots with a passion, but I am also
completely...Read KiraRin's full review
The universe of the future is divided between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT. After a year of war, ZAFT attacks the neutral colony Heliopolis to steal five prototype mobile suits. The mission is a...
updated their review of Tokyo Underground
Story Spending a couple of years on my “want to watch” list, Tokyo Underground had been relegated to a growing list of forgotten titles. With a sudden
(and misguided) urge to watch something dubbed whilst exercising, I
dusted off the title and prepared for the unknown...Read KiraRin's full review
Beneath Tokyo lies a city whose inhabitants have inherited a natural ability to control the elements. After a civil uprising, two girls surface from the sub-terra in a bid to escape from this secret...
updated their review of Kiba
Story In my earlier anime watching days, a lot of shows that didn’t instantly
seduce me were reduced to stalled purely because of my flippant nature
and lack of staying power. A few years later, I have decided to revisit
some of these mediocre series in the hope of finding a gem. Next...Read KiraRin's full review
Have you ever been sick and tired of the world we live in? So much, that you've tried any means possible to escape it? Zed shares the same feelings as we all do. In the smog ridden, and sunless world...
updated their review of Seitokaichou ni Chuukoku
Story <+sothis> I STILL DONT KNOW WHAT THE PLOT IS WTF
Somehow, I always find myself drawn by sothis into watching some obscure and frankly bizarre series. From Strange Love to 1+2=Paradise ,
no title is off-limits in the eternal struggle to add anime to the
database. This time...Read KiraRin's full review
Newly appointed to the student council as Vice President, Chiga is eager to begin his duties, especially beside the attractive and naive President Kokusai. As Kokusai is oblivious to others' advances...
updated their review of Nyan Koi!
Story Listen to the background noise in ISSUP (the international study of
something umm.... perverted) long enough and you hear the same anime
show names banded about after a while. From Strike Witches to Queen’s Blade , I usually end up watching them all for the “lulz&rdquo...Read KiraRin's full review
Everyone around Kousaka seems to adore cats, but due to his allergies the teen can’t stand them. So when he wakes up one day and can hear what every feline is saying, Kousaka is annoyed to say...
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updated their review of Skip Beat!
Story After being repeatedly slapped around the face by rabid fan boys and
girls insisting that I *must* watch this show, my alabaster skin could
take no more and so it was time to relent and finally watch Skip Beat .
From my experience, a series that appeals to a wide range of anime...Read KiraRin's full review
Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his...
updated their review of Kodomo no Omocha
Story As the Chii/Kira club goes from strength to strength, the latest title
chosen to amuse ourselves and our followers was the little known title,
Kodomo no Omocha . With many people initially mistaking this for Kodomo no Jikan ,
the anti-lolicon brigade soon dissolved as the group...Read KiraRin's full review
Kurata Sana has a very eventful life. Though she’s only in the 5th grade, she’s the star of a popular TV Show called “Child’s Toy”. She lives with her eccentric mother...
updated their review of Bottle Fairy
Story After suffering through a recent deluge of epically engrossing shows, I
was looking for a quick anime fix. Having seen several amusing AMVs
related to a short series known as Bottle Fairy , I knew I'd
found what I was looking for. However, with adorable characterisation
that quickly...Read KiraRin's full review
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...
updated their review of Kamen no Maid Guy
Story The ongoing hunt for good ecchi brought me to the doorstep of Kamen no Maid Guy – an anime with a scary looking promotional poster, and a lack of well
known subbing groups picking up the title. It didn’t look promising,
and the absence of recommendations from other...Read KiraRin's full review
Naeko and Kousuke Fujiwara have just been given a gift from their grandfather: the mess of a mansion they live in will now be cared for by two capable maids – Fubiki, a beauty that appeals to...
updated their review of Training with Hinako
Story What do the words “otaku” and “geek” conjure to mind when thinking of a
person? A spotty, overweight guy sitting in his mother’s basement? A
scrawny hikikomori lounging in a computer chair? The modern world is
constantly concerned with obesity and...Read KiraRin's full review
If you’ve ever lacked the enthusiasm for a daily workout, Hinako is here to help! Once human, she is now a busty anime character and ready to lead the viewer through sit-ups, push-ups and...
updated their review of Kekko Kamen
Story As a hardcore ecchi anime fan, I find there are very few "naughty" shows I
turn my nose up at. In fact, they're usually a great way to sit back,
relax and have a good giggle at the completely mindless fun bouncing
around on screen. Part of the problem now is that...Read KiraRin's full review
- OVA (4 eps x 21 min)
- 1991 - 1992
At the Spartan Institute, students have access to a quality education -- at a price. The headmasters are lecherous old men, the punishment for poor grades (if you are female, that is) involve...
updated their review of Paniponi Dash!
Story As an eternal optimist, I really wanted to like this show; random
humour and the otaku nod to fans usually have me lapping up any serving
of amusing antics. My kind nature was instead bitch-slapped into
submission by one of the biggest heaps of god-awful unfunny trash I
have seen in a...Read KiraRin's full review
She’s smart, talented, and the newest teacher at Momotsuki Academy; but she’s also… 11 years old?! Named Becky Miyamoto, this pint-sized MIT prodigy wants nothing more than to be a...
updated their review of Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Story When a series called Higurashi burst onto our screens in 2006,
it changed the rules of anime. Instead of telling a linear story, a
cycle of extreme violence repeated itself every six episodes and kept
viewers on the edge of their seats, making the title an instant fan
favorite. Now...Read KiraRin's full review
In the year 1986, eighteen members of the Ushiromiya family head to Rokken Island where Kinzo, the elderly head of the household, will soon choose one of them as his successor. A portrait of the...
updated their review of To Aru Majutsu no Index
Story What better way to spend a snow day than wrapped up in a slanket with a
mug of hot chocolate and an unhealthy marathon of anime ready to
launch. Catching up on some more recent titles, I fired up To Aru Majutsu no Index with great expectations, only to be sensuously teased for 6...Read KiraRin's full review
Touma Kamijo's right hand has the ability to nullify any form of supernatural power, whether it be magical, psychic, or divine; he lives in a city populated by students with these powers. Yet...
updated their review of Homeroom Affairs
Story It’s been a bit of a wait, but here it is folks, the latest “it’s so
bad, you *have* to watch it” ecchi anime title! As usual, I find these little gems
on the behest of sothis in an attempt to cover as many titles as
possible in the anime database since I...Read KiraRin's full review
Ehara Tokiro is looking forward to his first day as a new teacher in an esteemed all-girls school, dreaming of young and naive females being coy and flirting with him. What Mr. Tokiro wasn’t...
updated their review of Maria Holic
Story One theme of ecchi that has never really appealed to me is traps;
young, beautiful boys dressing as girls to deceive those around them
and cause some utterly hilarious situations. Personally speaking, I
like my girls with no padding in the mammary department or for them to
be...Read KiraRin's full review
Kanako Miyamae hates boys so much that she breaks out into hives after any physical contact with them. So when she is able to transfer to the Ame no Kisaki Girl’s school, Kanako is overjoyed...
Ippo Makunouchi is a loser. He has no friends, he spends his free time helping his mom with work, and he's constantly being beaten up by bullies. But that all changes when one day he's saved from...
updated their review of Akikan!
Story Ahh, Japan. You're built on a diet of raw fish, have a love of whaling
and a seemingly unhealthy obsession with panties, but we love you
anyways for your endless good ideas about anime. Unfortunately, it seems
you've reached the bottom of the intellectual barrel and served up ...Read KiraRin's full review
Kakeru Daichi is an openly perverted sixteen-year-old boy who has never had a girlfriend. One night, after a refreshing shower, the boy decides to have a drink and opens up a can of melon soda; but...
updated their review of Lingerie Senshi Papillon Rose
Story My taste in anime, more specifically ecchi anime , is usually nothing to be
sheepish about at home. I will shamelessly have 38GG animated breasts
undulating across the plasma television without a second thought of who
will see it or what they will think. Surprisingly, it was with...Read KiraRin's full review
For young Tsubomi-chan, working as a lingerie-clad hostess and surviving high school is a way of life. Little does she know that she is about to become an unwitting pawn in a battle of orgasmic...
updated their review of Sleeping with Hinako
Story There is something humankind has never been successful with: Sequels. They are always terrible. Who can forget the adrenaline pumping Speed 2 , the testosterone fuelled 2 Fast 2 Furious or the epic fail that is the Kanokon OVA ? Despite the rare occasions where the follow-up formula...Read KiraRin's full review
After a hard day of exercise and having problems dozing off, Hinako is glad to have the viewer join her in bed to keep her company. Slipping into panties and a night-dress, she unfortunately...