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Klitch

  • Longboat Key, FL
  • Joined Jul 20, 2009
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Kite Liberator

on Jan 31, 2011

Well 58 minutes later, and I have no idea what to make of Kite Liberator. On the bright side, I believe that's an affliction that I share with the guys paid to create this OVA. The overall impression I get from Kite Liberator is that two different anime studios created separate multiple-episode OVAs and were forced to combine all of the episodes of both series into a single episode of a single OVA at the last moment. Story: The story is a blending of the plot from Kite (scantily-clad female assassin kills criminals) and the sci-fi staple of mutated crew member on a space station brutally murders... read more

1.5/10 story
8.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
3/10 characters
3/10 overall

Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

on Jan 20, 2011

Originally Posted 10/28/09: Note, I've received a lot of negative comments on this review before. Be aware that I'm fine with that so long as you disagree respectfully and don't launch personal attacks. Alright bear with me. I've never written a review before. I just felt as if I had to come here and have my say after suffering through all 76 episodes of this series. Coming into Hajime no Ippo, I was truly excited. I am an avid fan of shounen and sports animes and this was ranked 6th highest in average rating in A-P so I was confident that there was no way this series could bust. In the end... read more

4/10 story
7/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall

Naruto: The Cross Roads

on Nov 30, 2010

Any fan of Naruto knows that OVAs from this series are a prospect to be dreaded. Fart jokes, terrible plots, and lazy scriptwriting tend to be the norm. So when I realized that I had missed this OVA when it was first released, well let's say that I was less than elated. After having finished Naruto: The Cross Roads, I found myself pleasantly surprised; this episode isn't great and one could argue that it isn't even good, but it beats the other OVA offerings from this series by miles. Story: The story for this OVA is anything but unique, especially for those fans familiar with the earlier episodes... read more

6/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall

Death Note Rewrite 1: The Visualizing God

on Oct 9, 2010

Well before reading this review, you should understand that this is a recap of the first 25 episodes of Death Note and little else. If you don't know what Death Note is or have never seen it, 1) What is wrong with you? 2) Don't watch this recap and 3) Go watch Death Note.Story: I'm not entirely sure how to grade this as it is (apart from two minutes at the start of the recap and the final two minutes) solely composed of material from the anime. Death Note has arguably the greatest story of any anime every written, so the story here is obviously of the highest quality. That said, the... read more

8/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall

Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou

on Oct 7, 2010

At first glance, it would almost seem that Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou is nothing more than a second season of Natsume Yuujinchou, but it actually makes a number of interesting changes to the premise of the first series. While a few of these changes are intriguing enough to draw my interest, most were poor decisions that drag down what could have been a major improvement over the lackluster first series. Story: I'm still a story snob, and the story is still episodic, so that already precludes this anime from getting a good score here in my book, fair warning. The first major change the story made... read more

4.5/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
5.5/10 characters
6/10 overall

Toradora!

on Oct 29, 2009

To be honest there are times when I wonder if anime is just a waste of my time. Why do I spend the equivalent of days and weeks of my life watching some cartoon characters walk around and spout lines? Is this really worthwhile?When those thoughts pop into my mind, I only have to recall some of my favorite series and what they mean to me to dispell the negativity and remember just what type of potential anime has to affect me on a level that is untouched by other art and story mediums. And every single time, the anime that tops that list of fond memories is Toradora!, bar none my favorite anime of all time... read more

10/10 story
9/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

07-Ghost

on Oct 27, 2009

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself. 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'" ~Elanor Roosevelt Elanor Roosevelt may have just given me a positive way to think about 07-Ghost. I've gained the strength to outlast this 25 episode series of pure garbage, the courage to face down any anime knowing they could never be as horrid as 07-Ghost, and the confidence that I'll never have to go through this experience again. "I lived through this horror. I can... read more

1/10 story
7.5/10 animation
5/10 sound
0.5/10 characters
2/10 overall

Toradora SOS!

on Dec 3, 2010

Well these specials made me angry. Toradora! is my favorite anime of all time so I figured that if anyone was going to find enjoyment in even a loosely related production like this, it'd be me. I was willing to forgive a lot just to see Taiga and Ryuuji again. Unfortunately all I got to see here was several stock chibi characters that happened to share names with characters from Toradora! screech completely random crap at me. My expectations were abysmal for these specials so for them not to be able to reach even that low bar must be some sort of achievement. Story: I'm going to... read more

0.5/10 story
5/10 animation
1/10 sound
0.5/10 characters
0.5/10 overall

Eden of the East

on Oct 28, 2009

Do you have a friend who gets so excited about telling a story that they start explaining each part of it as they tell it and eventually get so off track that they've forgotten what the original story was about? That friend would probably love Eden of the East as this anime ends up losing track of where the hell it is as well.Story: Ohhhh, so dissapointing. So close to "getting" it only to trip up in the execution. The basis of the story is solid and could easily even be called compelling. 12 random Japanese people are each given a phone credited with 8 billion yen and can grant any wish (for a... read more

4/10 story
10/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Death Note Rewrite 2: L's Successors

on Oct 9, 2010

I give the same warning here as I did for my review of the first recap. If you haven't seen Death Note, I wouldn't recommend watching this. If you have seen Death Note and think this "rewrite" will introduce any new material, you'd be mistaken. Story: Well this recap begins with the Monopoly Guy shooting the viewer with a Gatling gun or something, which I suppose is a logo for the studio. Then we are treated with 10 minutes of L narrating a recap of the first recap. Honestly I don't see why the writers found that necessary. I can't believe anyone would watch this without... read more

4/10 story
9/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
4/10 characters
4/10 overall

Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger

on Oct 30, 2009

Well despite being completely underwhelmed by the first Hajime no Ippo series, I decided to give New Challenger a shot largely for the sake of completism and I must admit that I was impressed. Nearly all of the major criticisms that I had of the first Hajime no Ippo don't exist in New Challenger. Story: I complained that the original series was a copy paste-job for each new opponent with Ippo being an underdog, Ippo trains, Ippo starts to lose the fight early, he gets knocked down, he discovers his fighting spirit/guts, gets up and has a comeback KO. Well I am very pleased to say that this system is done... read more

7.5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
8/10 overall

Natsume Yuujinchou

on Sep 7, 2010

If you are looking for a time-filler that won't bore you to death or annoy you incessantly, then Natsume Yuujinchou will serve your needs if you are willing to forgive its plot problems. If you are looking for a memorable anime or one with an impact, I'd advise you to look elsewhere. Story:  As a self-described story snob, chances were very good coming into an episodic anime like Natsume Yuujinchou that I would find a lot of negative things to say and, lo and behold, I do. The name of the game when it comes to Natsume Yuujinchou is "ummm what?" There were so many... read more

4/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
5/10 characters
5.5/10 overall