updated their review of Code:Breaker
I started watching this anime later than most of the other fall 2012 ones, but fear not! I shall update as I catch up!
Story: While nothing we haven't heard before, "Code:Breaker" breaks the generic shounen mold by making the lead a girl. Whoopdeedoo, what a concept!
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Sakura Sakurakouji may seem like a frail and demure girl, but in reality she’s a powerful martial artist with an unmatched sense of justice. One day, on her way home from school, she witnesses...
updated their review of Danganronpa: The Animation
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My humble review of a show commonly known as "Dang it, Grandpa." (Shouldn't it be more like "Doggone Rumba?")
Story: For people who have played the video game, this should be old news, but the story is that a young boy is invited to a...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
Hope’s Peak Private Academy is a super-exclusive institute that gathers the best and the brightest, provides them with a world-class education, and propels them into any career they wish. At...
updated their review of Kuroshitsuji
I, like 99.99% of the people who watched this show, watched it because Sebastian is pretty damn hot. Luckily, this show is more than just a bishie-fest... kind of.
Story: Phantomhive Ciel, a child who just so happens to be the owner of a toy company, lives an extravagant life in Victorian...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
In Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count...
updated their review of Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
DISCLAIMER: I have never played the original game, but I have watched a LP of it.
Story: The story is typical fare--a bunch of highschoolers get shipped off to a creepy place dripping in atmosphere. Now what, pray tell, does this anime in particular do to make this interesting?
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One rainy night after a school festival, a group of students from Kisaragi Academy decide to perform the "Sachiko Ever After" charm, which will unite them forever as friends. Once the...
updated their review of Mirai Nikki TV
When it was released in 2011, "Mirai Nikki" (I'm not going to bother with the "TV") became a smash-hit. Practically everyone was praising the survival-horror anime. I never got into it; I don't know why, it just never managed to catch my interest. But when an anime I was...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
Yuki is a disaffected middle school boy who has no dreams or goals in life; in fact, the only thing he has is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought...
updated their review of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Before I started to watch anime, I was scared of anything and everything. So then, I picked up my first volume of manga--one of the earlier volumes of "Bleach." I was so terrified, I couldn't even look at "Bleach" for a few years. So I decided to overcome my fears and watch a...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice...
updated their review of 11eyes
After hearing one of my favorite online reviewers worship this anime, I was practically tripping head over heels to watch it.
Also, since it is difficult to review this anime without spoiling, I will include spoilers; however, they will be marked. And this review may contain some language...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
Seven years ago, Kakeru’s sister killed herself, leaving him alone. Now a teenager, Kakeru lives a quiet life with his friend Yuka and other classmates – but things change forever...
updated their review of Another
Story: While I found the story gripping, it most certainly has been done before. It seems like most horror anime nowadays copy the "Higurashi" formula of "boy moves to new town" idea. On the other hand, the deaths were unique... but also very over-the-top (kind of like...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
26 years ago, something terrible happened in a middle school’s third year classroom. A popular, talented student named Misaki suddenly died, and the ramifications of that incident have caused...
updated their review of High School DxD
First and foremost: If ecchi is well-done, GREAT. If it is the whole effing plot, NOT GREAT.
Story: Bosom. Breasts. Boobs. Tits. Ta-tas. Knock--OH SHUT UP. I'm sure there is more to this show than just THAT.
Seriously though. The near-constant ecchi and nudity detracts...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
All the perverted Issei wants is to squeeze bountiful boobs all day long, so he's thrilled to join Kuou Academy, a once all-female high school filled with gorgeous girls. But little did the boy know...
updated their review of Deadman Wonderland
"Deadman Wonderland," a newer anime which aired on "Toonami," combines torturous prison sentences with an entertaining amusement park. Need I say more?
Story: Igarashi Ganta is living the normal life of the Japanese schoolboy: He plays with his friends, blushes around his...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
Middle school student Ganta Igarashi witnessed the slaughter of his entire class by the mysterious 'Red Man', and as the only survivor, he was labeled a mass murderer and sentenced to death. Now an...
updated their review of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
The "Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu" ("Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya") series is a popular mashup of the slice-of-life and sci-fi genres. Its humorous moments and entertaining episodes created a whole fanbase of Hare Hare Yukai-dancing Haruhi worshippers, which is no small feat...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 162 min)
Yesterday, Kyon was helping prepare for an SOS Brigade Christmas party. But today, he wakes up to a whole other world. Haruhi and the SOS Brigade are gone, Koizumi's class is missing, Asahina...
updated their review of Shiki
Vampires have gotten a bad rap lately.
First and foremost, we've got that "Twishite Saga" crap trying to pass off as good writing. And then we've got the movies, which are even worse. (Though I must say, props to Kristen Stewart for managing to portray only one facial expression for...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
Encased by trees that are used to make grave markers, Sotoba is a village thought to be surrounded by death - a fact that soon literally becomes the case. One summer, a series of mysterious and...
updated their review of Btooom!
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One day, the world decided what we really need is another "Battle Royale" rip-off.
Story: Sakamoto Ryouta is good at an online game called BTOOOM! Actually, he's very good. Actually, he's superb. Actually, he is so good he is unable to recognize a...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
22-year-old Ryouta is an unemployed good-for-nothing who spends his days living at home and playing Btooom, a wildly popular online game that's sold over three million copies worldwide. Alongside...
updated their review of Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
As far as school life/maids/tsundere romances go, not many are well-recieved. School life embodies boerdom, maids sound like ecchi or borderline hentai, and tsundere characters tend to be hated by many. The tags for "Kaichou wa Maid-sama!" include these... so how on Earth is this anime...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
President of the Student Council at the almost-all-boys Seika High School, the hard-as-nails Misaki Ayuzawa works every day to make life easier on the small population of co-eds who have...
updated their review of K
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My most anticipated anime of the fall 2012 season...
Story: Isana "Shiro" Yashiro is blamed for murder after his doppelganger is seen shooting a man in a recorded video. Shiro believes he is innocent, but since the public always believes in a viral...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
Japan has reclaimed its former glory under the guidance of Kings, charismatic individuals wielding incredible powers. But now, one of the Red King's vassals has been murdered, and a viral video...
updated their review of Psycho-Pass
Yet another anime of the fall 2012 season.
Story: The story of "Psycho-pass" is a bit difficult to explain, because the initial premise is more of a background than an actual storyline. Tsunemori Akane, a young woman living in a sci-fi version of (what is probably) Japan, becomes a...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
In the future, a system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to every facet of life. It dictates which job fields citizens should go into based on aptitude tests, and can even...
updated their review of Doubt (Yoshiki TONOGAI)
I am mildly depressed right now—I was (stupidly) working on my review without saving it or anything when I clicked the wrong button and lost it. I will try to forget that I am pretty mad right now and will try to create a coherent review.
Story: There’s a new game going around...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
- Vol: 4; Ch: 20
- 2007 - 2009
Rabbit Doubt is a popular new mystery game in which a ‘wolf' kills off each of a group of ‘rabbits' one by one. If the rabbits determine the identity of the wolf, they win the game; but...
updated their review of Blood The Last Vampire
I wonder if this takes the cake for "shortest movie I've ever seen." But in all seriousness. I wasn't going to watch this, but since it's so short, I said, "What the heck," and lo and behold. Plus, I've been wanting to watch "Blood+" for a while.
Story: Saya is a...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 48 min)
In the time of the Vietnam War, an American military base in Japan is plagued with a rash of killings whose assailant is unknown. Enter Saya, a mysterious young woman who happens to be the last of...
updated their review of Fullmetal Alchemist
Arakawa Hiromu's smash hit manga "Fullmetal Alchemist" inspired an anime series, a remake of the anime series, a few movies, and a sequel. So it should come as no surprise that this is perhaps one of the most popular anime/manga franchises of all time.
Story: The story of...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
- Vol: 27; Ch: 108
- 2001 - 2010
The first law of alchemy is that "one cannot gain something without giving something of equal value in return" - a rule that two souls dare to cross. When Edward and Alphonse Elric try to...
updated their review of Elfen Lied
Naked girls brutally murdering people. Sure, why not?
Story: Lucy, a diclonious, is caged up in a lab. She has vectors, invisible "arms" which can easily decapitate a man, and is therefore deemed "dangerous." She in particular has four vectors, each having a maximum reach...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu...
updated their review of Black Lagoon
I recently finished this anime, so I decided to review it. That is all.
Story: I'll just be re peating the summary on this site, so I'll make it brief: Your typical Japanese adult man gets kidnapped and stuck on a boat with a potty-mouthed, hot-headed young woman; a black guy who may as well...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers'...
updated their review of Comedy
I decided to watch this because it's only 10 minutes and it earned high scores, for the most part. Plus, I'm kind of a sucker for obscure anime and manga.
Story: A young girl tells of her meeting with the black swordsman, a mysterious man who loves to read books. That's really the gist of it...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past...
updated their review of Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha
There are many "mature" anime out there. There are many dark anime. There are many depressing anime. With some of them, the name makes them seem innocent (case in point: "Comedy"). "Darker than Black" sounds like a dark anime... seriously, what IS darker than black?...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with...
updated their review of Serial Experiments Lain
Story: Iwakura Lain lives in the present, where the Wired (the internet) is a popular place to be. Of course, no one is foolish enough to associate the Wired with the real world, no. But when Lain receives an email from a girl who...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also...
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updated their review of Amnesia
I just deleted this review partway through writing it. I have to learn.
Story: One day a girl wakes up not remembering anything. A floating harlequin appears before her and claims to know everything about her. And instead of doing the logical thing like blaming the events on LSD or something...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
When the heroine regains consciousness in an unfamiliar place, she has suddenly lost all memories of everything that happened before August 1. What is this place, and what was she doing there? Who is...
updated their review of Rosario to Vampire
The good thing about this show? I now know how various monsters' pantsu look. I feel like a changed person.
Story: Aono Tsukune is the most average human being to walk the Earth. He has average grades, average looks, and is average at sports. Basically, he has no business being surrounded by...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
Fifteen-year-old Tsukune Aono is average in every way; he has no hobbies, less-than-stellar grades and he's even flunked his high school entrance exam. His parents have managed to enroll him in...
updated their review of Ghost Hunt
Once upon a time, there was this new show on Cartoon Network called "The Othersiders." It was about a group of kids who went to haunted places, trying to decide whether or not spirits really resided there. The show was not actually scary, it was more the suspense (and heavy...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
Mai Taniyama is a first year high school student who lives a carefree life telling ghost stories with her friends. One day, she meets Kazuya Shibuya, the head of Shibuya Psychic Research (SPR); and...
updated their review of Fruits Basket
I know it seems completely random for me to review "Fruits Basket," and in a way, it is. So here's why I chose now: I was looking through my list of anime to find something to review and BAM! there was this. Now STFU because it works.
Story: Honda Tohru, a goody-goody, sweet...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she...
updated their review of Buso Renkin
Aha! Here we have yet another manga which falls victim to my "choose a random manga or anime and review it" strategy! Congratulations!
Story: "Busou Renkin" (or however you want to spell it) is about a boy named Muto Kazuki. He is walking around one day (or whatever the...Read NicoNicoDesu's full review
- Vol: 10; Ch: 79
- 2003 - 2006
Some things in life are so bad that you'd like to pretend they're just a dream. Unfortunately for Kazuki, trying to save a strange girl from being brutally killed by monsters (and ending up dying...