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  • Joined Dec 2, 2009
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Cross Game

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Cross Game Review – (94/100 – Classic)Story: 9/10 Cross Game is my first Adachi anime, and I was thoroughly impressed by its storytelling. The whole series is slow paced and filled with tension. Despite being somewhat predictable, Cross Game is well executed. There is only 1 filler episode out of 50, and even that episode tied pretty well into the main story. My only criticism is Adachi could have fleshed it out a little more, adding some more episodes. Yes this show already has 50 episodes, but it feels shorter than that. Animation: 8/10 I really liked the art from this show. It feels... See full review

9/10 story
8/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.4/10 overall

Lovely Complex

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Story – 9 Lovely Complex or LoveCom’s story is a really funny love story. It demonstrates the immense joy and pain one usually feels when falling for someone, confessing, getting rejected, and getting back up again to live another day. In addition, all the awkward and hilarious moments are done in excellent fashion. Not to mention, it tackles an oddity: tall girl falls for a short guy and is actually making the moves towards the relationship. My only qualm about the story is the small fillers near the end of the show which kept it from getting a 10. Nevertheless, I was truly impressed... See full review

9/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.2/10 overall

Kino's Journey

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Story – 9 Kino’s Journey is an episodic drama that chronicles Kino’s visit to each country. Along the way, you discover peoples’ outward appearances clashing with their inner characters. Some will shock you and disturb you, others will leave you in disbelief, but all will touch your heart. Pacing wise, Kino’s Journey is a slow moving anime in a good way. Animation – 8 The animation is rather simple, yet it is not without its charm. With a few faults here or there (minor nitpicking), the character designs and backgrounds are done well enough. Further, Kino’s... See full review

9/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.8/10 overall

Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

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Story – 10/10 Hajime no Ippo is a sports/boxing anime. The story itself is very captivating and exciting. In addition, there is plenty of comedy to go around and also lots of great boxing stories/matches. It is quite realistic and displays the hard work of the cast to overcome many of the obstacles that present themselves in the story. Further, there is very few filler (if any) episodes; thus, the story flows rather smoothly from one to the next. Animation – 9/10 Instead of comparing and grading the animation with the standards today, I am going to compare it with a popular anime at or... See full review

10/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.6/10 overall

Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini

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Story: 8/10 Ryuusei no Gemini (RG)’s story is very good. While it is a sequel, the story can stand on its own two legs. However the fact that the plot is sometimes rushed and that many things are unexplained (holes in the story) keep it from getting a higher score. My personal feeling is that while it was engaging enough to keep me watching it, I doubt the impression that story leaves me with will last, unlike some other anime. Animation: 8/10 The character design and special effects were pleasant to look at. There were a few scenes where the drawings got a little sloppy, however as a whole... See full review

8/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Natsume Yuujinchou

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Story – 7/10 Natsume Yuujinchou’s (NY) story is very light and charming. There is no over-arching plot with twists, though there are occasional flashbacks that help develop Reiko and Takashi’s character. The story mostly consists of light comedy, some sad situations, and many happy endings for each individual stand alone episode. Some episodes are better than others (that is to be expected), especially towards the last few episodes of the season. Therefore, the quality of the story varies for each episode. While this anime’s plot is not as heavy and emotionally engaging as... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.4/10 overall

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

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Boy, did Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (TM8) come out of nowhere and completely surprise me. Story: 10/10 The story is fascinating and fresh. There is a disclaimer at the beginning of each episode that states a large amount of research concerning earthquakes and such were done as the show is striving for realism. The show is fiction, but this sense of realism adds to the emotional story. Further, the flow of the story, for the most part, is excellent and will make viewers want to watch the episodes consecutively. Animation: 8/10 The character drawings range from “average” at worst to... See full review

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