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Ninja Scroll

on Nov 10, 2010

I'm of two minds about this movie. One one hand, Ninja Scroll features the fastest, most fluid, and best animation outside of Akira that I have ever seen. The plot is intriguing, the fights way cool, and the characters bizarre and perversely interesting. On the other hand, Ninja Scroll also contains some of the most graphic and gratuitous scenes of violence and rape that I have ever seen in anime, movies, or otherwise. Definitely not something you'd want to take home to the family. As I said before, the art and animation of Ninja Scroll are astounding. You can see individual leaves rustling on... See full review

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8.5/10 overall

Nana

on Nov 10, 2010

Up until now, Yazawa Ai's works have not received the greatest treatments in their manga-to-anime adaptations. Paradise Kiss and Neighborhood Story both received lukewarm reception from fans, and the same attitude towards NANA preceded its premiere. Just six months earlier NANA experienced a new wave of popularity after fans flocked into theatres to see the live-action feature film which included music tie-ins by Nakashima Mika and Ito Yuna, who played Oosaki Nana and Reira, respectively. Both singles hit #1, and ever since, Yazawa-mania has taken over Japan. Women and their boyfriends (who were... See full review

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10/10 overall

Genmu Senki Leda

on Nov 10, 2010

Let's all take ... a BIIIIIIG ol' acid trip! At least, that's the general feeling I got after watching this title. Boy, I thought I had seen some weird stuff, but this flick takes the cake! Well, first things first, I guess. The art and animation in this title are actually not too shabby. Some really bizarre visual effects can be found, making this one somewhat of a jaunt for the anime-watcher who thinks he's seen it all. The mecha and aircraft designs are all equally strange, sort of what Miyazaki might come up with after he's inhaled a bit too many paint fumes. The conventional, the tried and... See full review

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6.5/10 overall

Final Fantasy Unlimited

on Nov 10, 2010

Final Fantasy: Unlimited Synopsis Twelve years ago, a mysterious pillar of darkness erupted off the coast of Japan. Giant dragon-like beasts emerged from the darkness, first wiping out the naval force investigating the disturbance, then each other, in a spectacular magical battle caught on videotape by a Japanese couple on the mainland. In the present day, their twin children live in a largely deserted metropolis where the subway has only one destination: "The Inner World". Following in their parents' footsteps, they encounter strange creatures, powerful magic-users, and, of course... See full review

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7/10 overall

Princess Mononoke

on Nov 10, 2010

Princess Mononoke is one of the highest grossing films in Japanese history, and newspapers and Internet sites have been singing its praises ever since it came out. Naturally, when I had the opportunity to view a fansub of this, I had to see it, even if it was a fuzzy third-generation tape. I was impressed. Princess Mononoke is a film that stands right among Miyazaki's (and Studio Ghibli's) best. As an animation, it's technically astounding, with lush forests and fire-lit villages done with the same amount of remarkable detail, and the CG sequences (mostly dealing with the Shishi Gami, God of Life... See full review

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10/10 overall

Neon Genesis Evangelion - Death and Rebirth

on Nov 10, 2010

This is nothing new to fans of the Evangelion TV series. While there are instances in which footage from the extra scenes released in Japan was included in Death & Rebirth, the scenes were minimal, but some of those scenes did lead into a bit more detail into the Evangelion saga. The first part (Death) contained mostly rehashed scenes from the TV series, some of which were altered slightly. In one instance, the tint of the screen and angle of the footage was altered. It is a shame though. You would think that a movie such as this would have a better budget to allow for some new animation. Well... See full review

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8.5/10 overall

Ergo Proxy

on Nov 10, 2010

Anime has come a long way since Astroboy and Voltron, as is evidenced by even the merest glimpse of Ergo Proxy. This visual delight, though perhaps not the latest, is – in this reviewer’s opinion – one of the greatest anime series to come out in recent history. Delightfully dark, Ergo Proxy revolves around two main characters: Re-l Mayer and Vincent Law. Re-l, privileged Citizen and Security Bureau member of the post-apocalyptic eden-dome of Romdo, becomes rapidly obsessed with a bizarre series of murders committed by AutoReiv androids. Vincent Law, immigrant and apparent loser... See full review

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9.5/10 overall

5 Centimeters per Second

on Nov 10, 2010

A few Otakons ago, I was sitting in the AMV contest like I do every year. I remember tapping my foot impatiently, awaiting the Humor category, which they always save for last. Even though I primarily watch for the humor category, I do like to vote in the contest honestly; so I pay close attention to all the videos in every category. Drama is not my favorite AMV category, but one video in particular caught my eye that year. And while I’ve long since forgotten the title and content of the AMV, I remember voting for it, and the name of the series it came from has been stuck in my mind since. 5... See full review

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10/10 overall

Akira

on Nov 10, 2010

  <div style="line-height: 115%;">I had heard a good number of positive things about Akira way before I got to watch it... but then who hasn't? I'm always skeptical about over-hyped anime, thanks in no small part to my disappointing experience with "Ghost in the Shell". Ghost in the Shell was supposed to be one of the greatest anime ever produced, but it put me to sleep faster than a dose of Valium... and I actually had to watch it thrice before I could finish, much less make sense of the whole thing.   To my surprise, however, Akira actually lives up to the hype... See full review

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10/10 overall

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

on Nov 10, 2010

I had seen the original Vampire Hunter D a few years back, and to be honest, I was not really impressed with it. I found that it lacked the suspense and excitement I was looking forward to, and the characterization left something to be desired. Fortunately, Bloodlust does manage to surpass its predecessor -- not only with its superior visuals, but also with its enhanced storytelling and character development. Bloodlust is mainly about the kidnapping of a young woman named Charlotte Elbourne. However, D and the Marcus Brothers soon discover that Charlotte's not really a kidnap victim -- because she's... See full review

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8/10 overall

Tokko

on Nov 10, 2010

My first exposure to Tokko was not a pleasant one. After finishing the first episode I decided it was in my best interest to stop watching. There were just too many things working against it. The dub was average to below average, depending on the character, with a number of off and monotone performances. The animation was shiny, but not particularly good, especially during the action scenes where they decided to go “old-school.” By that I mean they would have a character charge an enemy, show the “sword flash,” and finish with the character 10 feet away with... See full review

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7.5/10 overall

Wings of Honneamise

on Nov 10, 2010

I always feel a sense of intimidation when reviewing something that's a. critically acclaimed; or b. considered a "classic". Just my luck that Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise happens to be both. With my younger brother's incessant warnings about falling asleep in mind, I watched the two-hour spectacle unfold. There's so much riding on this title. Renowned film critic Roger Ebert is all praises for it. Almost every online review I read gave it the highest ratings. It's one of the most expensive animated films ever made to boot. Wings of Honneamise is set in a world much like our own... See full review

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10/10 overall

Animatrix

on Nov 10, 2010

Before anything else, I have to say that it's a must to have watched The Matrix (although not necessarily Matrix Reloaded) in order to have a good understanding of The Animatrix. All the episodes are anchored in the world presented in The Matrix, and a chockfull of references abound to events, characters, and situations that had been seen on the aforementioned film. Neo and Trinity (aptly voiced by their live-action counterparts Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss) even make appearances in the stories at some points. First we have "Final Flight of the Osiris", which I thought had the most arresting... See full review

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9/10 overall

Serial Experiments Lain

on Nov 10, 2010

Serial Experiments Lain is really something else. I was very much intrigued right after watching the alternative MTV-style introduction sequence. Lain dares to be different from the usual anime formula, and I find that quite refreshing.   The plot focuses on the connection between the real world and the wired world (cyber world). It's very timely since computers and the internet are booming at this point. If the advent of TV brought about the birth of couch potatoes, now we have people who'd rather live online in front of the PC for the most part of their lives. Lain herself is one of those people... See full review

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

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

on Nov 10, 2010

I was intrigued by Le Portrait de Petit Cossette. The cover artwork was striking, the description interesting, and best of all of the episodes are on a single DVD. It was a winning combination, or so it seemed.   Le Portrait de Petit Cossette actually has a very simple plot. A young man named Eiri is haunted by images of a prepubescent blonde girl who by all merits is a full-fledged gothic lolita. Her name is Cossette, and Eiri sees her every time he looks at an antique Venetian goblet. The line between what's real and what's imagined blurs from here on, since Eiri can now be seen in the same room... See full review

10/10 story
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9/10 characters
8/10 overall

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

on Nov 10, 2010

Innocence is one of the best animated and most mind numbing anime features I have watched.  Removing most of the comedy that fills the previous movie and the subsequent series, Innocence ends up as a very serious and rather pretentious movie.  What makes this movie pretentious is a combination of too much complex dialogue along with a never ending stream of “quotes.”  These conversations usually touch on the usual GitS questions concerning dolls, their ghosts, whether they are really alive, what makes a person alive, what makes them real, at what point does a person lose their... See full review

10/10 story
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10/10 overall

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

on Nov 10, 2010

I played Final Fantasy VII many years ago, when I was still single and living in my dad's house. I'm now married with two children and so you can just imagine how long ago that was. I still know my party members -- Cloud, Tifa, Aeris, Barret, Vincent, Yuffie, Cid, and Red XII, but the other characters? With the exception of Jenova and Sephiroth, my mind was a complete blank. In terms of game events, the only thing I remember vividly is Aeris' death. Since I don't have the time nor inclination to replay FFVII, a chunk of the film's plot connections with the game was lost on me. Of course that's probably what... See full review

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

Elfen Lied

on Nov 10, 2010

We start the series with Lucy, clad in nothing but a strange metal helmet on her head, escaping from an unknown research facility. During her escape, after killing so many of the facilities staff and guards, Lucy finally makes it outside only to be shot in the head by a .50 caliber sniper rifle. Miraculously she survives not only the shot to her head, which was deflected by her now shattered helmet, but also her subsequent fall into the ocean off a cliff. We are then introduced to Kohta and his cousin Yuka, two college students that finally see each other again after many years of being apart. While on a... See full review

9/10 story
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9/10 characters
9/10 overall