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KiraRin

  • Bournemouth, UK
  • Joined Apr 2, 2008
  • 35 / F
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KiraRin Sep 24
updated their review of Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~
Score 8/10

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...

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Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2009

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...

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KiraRin Sep 21
updated their review of Brigadoon Marin to Melan
Score 8.5/10

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...

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Brigadoon Marin to Melan
  • 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...

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KiraRin Sep 20
updated their review of Gintama
Score 9.5/10

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...

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Gintama
  • TV (201 eps)
  • 2006 - 2010

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...

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KiraRin Sep 16
updated their review of Highschool of the Dead
Score 8/10

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...

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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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KiraRin Sep 1
updated their review of Utawarerumono
Score 8/10

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...

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Utawarerumono
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2006

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...

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KiraRin Aug 5
updated their review of Tenkuu Danzai Skelter Heaven
Score 2/10

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...

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Tenkuu Danzai Skelter Heaven
  • OVA (1 ep x 19 min)
  • 2004

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...

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KiraRin Jul 31
updated their review of DearS
Score 3/10

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...

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DearS
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2004

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...

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KiraRin Jul 29
updated their review of Sora no Otoshimono
Score 5.5/10

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...

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Sora no Otoshimono
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2009

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...

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KiraRin Jul 17
updated their review of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Score 1/10

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...

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Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
  • TV (76 eps)
  • 2003 - 2005

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...

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KiraRin May 19
updated their review of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Score 7.5/10

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...

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
  • TV (50 eps)
  • 2002 - 2003

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...

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KiraRin May 6
updated their review of Tokyo Underground
Score 4/10

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...

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Tokyo Underground
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2002

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...

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KiraRin May 6
updated their review of Kiba
Score 5/10

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...

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Kiba
  • TV (51 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007

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...

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KiraRin Apr 2016
updated their review of Seitokaichou ni Chuukoku
Score 5.5/10

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...

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Seitokaichou ni Chuukoku
  • OVA (2 eps)
  • 2009 - 2010

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...

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KiraRin Apr 2016
updated their review of Nyan Koi!
Score 8/10

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...

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Nyan Koi!
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2009

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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KiraRin Apr 2016
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KiraRin Apr 2016
updated their review of Skip Beat!
Score 8.5/10

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...

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Skip Beat!
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2008 - 2009

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...

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KiraRin Mar 2016
updated their review of Kodomo no Omocha
Score 6.5/10

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...

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Kodomo no Omocha
  • TV (102 eps)
  • 1996 - 1998

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...

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KiraRin Mar 2016
updated their review of Bottle Fairy
Score 4/10

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...

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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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KiraRin Mar 2016
updated their review of Kamen no Maid Guy
Score 7.5/10

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...

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Kamen no Maid Guy
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2008

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...

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KiraRin Mar 2016
updated their review of Training with Hinako
Score 4/10

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...

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Training with Hinako
  • OVA (1 ep x 24 min)
  • 2009

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...

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KiraRin Mar 2016
updated their review of Kekko Kamen
Score 5/10

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...

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Kekko Kamen
  • 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...

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KiraRin Mar 2016
updated their review of Paniponi Dash!
Score 2.5/10

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...

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Paniponi Dash!
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2005

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...

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KiraRin Mar 2016
updated their review of Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Score 6/10

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...

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Umineko no Naku Koro ni
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2009

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...

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KiraRin Mar 2016
updated their review of To Aru Majutsu no Index
Score 6/10

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...

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To Aru Majutsu no Index
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2008 - 2009

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...

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KiraRin Feb 2016
updated their review of Homeroom Affairs
Score 2.5/10

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...

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Homeroom Affairs
  • OVA (2 eps x 45 min)
  • 1994

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...

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KiraRin Nov 2015
updated their review of Maria Holic
Score 7/10

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...

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Maria Holic
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2009

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...

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KiraRin Nov 2015
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Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!
  • TV (75 eps)
  • 2000 - 2002

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...

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KiraRin Aug 2015
updated their review of Akikan!
Score 1.5/10

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 ...

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Akikan!
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2009

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...

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KiraRin Aug 2015
updated their review of Lingerie Senshi Papillon Rose
Score 2.5/10

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...

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Lingerie Senshi Papillon Rose
  • OVA (1 ep)
  • 2003

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...

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KiraRin Aug 2015
updated their review of Sleeping with Hinako
Score 2.5/10

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...

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Sleeping with Hinako
  • OVA (1 ep x 50 min)
  • 2010

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...

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