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updated their review of Kampfer
to be popping up everywhere lately: fighting-competition anime loaded with bishoujo's. So is Kampfer, a show chockfull of stereotypes
like the klutzy glasses girl, childhood friend, oblivious bishoujo idol and hot
student-council president, all taken straight from the “Harem...Read Omurqi's full review
Natsuru used to be a typical student with a crush on Kaede, one of the school idols, until one day he awakens to discover that he’s turned into a busty girl! Having been chosen to become a...
updated their review of Honey and Clover
For fans of josei, Honey and Clover will prove to be a joy. Not unlike stories like Paradise Kiss and NANA, Honey and Clover gives a realistic look into the lives and relationships of young adults. Instead of going on a long and dark route of drama, this show takes a more lighthearted approach by...Read Omurqi's full review
Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly...
updated their review of Jigoku Shoujo
This being the show I "enjoyed" the most this Halloween with A-P (which was filled with great
shows, btw), I just had to write something about it. First of all, calling Jigoku
Shoujo a horror anime is only addressing one part of the show. More than
anything, it’s a...Read Omurqi's full review
Has someone done something to hurt you or the ones you love? Are you seeking revenge? Rumor has it that there’s a website that can service your needs. Titled “Hotline to Hell”, it...
updated their review of Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
Can a show
go from reasonably funny to complete and utter garbage just because of the way
it’s animated? Dokuro-chan proved to me it can. From blood-fountains looking
like something a 12 year old with “Flash for Dummies” came up with, to spastics
looking at you with a face...Read Omurqi's full review
Angels are genteel and graceful messengers from Heaven, right? Wrong! Sakura Kusakabe will create an invention that inadvertently ruins the future for womankind and thus, angels from the future have...
updated their review of DearS
This is a review based on only the first episode of DearS, after which it was dropped. There
you go, I just saved you from 22 minutes of shit, or motivated you to
watch it just for the sake of raging. In both cases: Yes, this
screenshot gives off the feeling the entire first episode had...Read Omurqi's full review
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...
updated their review of Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop is one of those shows that's giving you exactly what you'd expect it to. It's about a group of space bounty hunters chasing after and fighting criminals wherever they go. Despite its episodic nature, I personally had little problems working my way through the episodes. Action in this...Read Omurqi's full review
Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but...
updated their review of Comedy
Definitely my favorite of Studio 4Cs "Sweat Punch" project (Professor Dan Petory's Blues, End of the World, Comedy, Higan and Junk Town), and one of my all-time favorite short-movies in general. Comedy is a story about a swordsman who fights
for whatever people ask him to, but only in...Read Omurqi'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
Darker Than Black is a good show, full of cliffhangers. When I watched this, I had been out of the whole marathon-rhythm for a while, but I was still able to finish this in two days since I was constantly looking forward to the next episode.
While it had a high want-to-watch value for me, it...Read Omurqi'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 Paranoia Agent
That was yet another strange, twisted and confusing ride.
clear that this anime was made by Satoshi Kon. Even though I've only
seen two of his other works (Perfect Blue and Paprika), his style is
instantly recognizable, fans will enjoy this.
I can't go too deep into the story...Read Omurqi's full review
In the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These...
updated their review of Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
I wanted to
like it, I really did. I was expecting a combination of a fun, yet soothing
story, a scenic setting and lots of fitting, calming music. Yokohama Kaidashi
Kikou only managed to get the scenery part right, and just barely.
there isn’t all too much going on...Read Omurqi's full review
In a quaint Japanese town, far from the footprints of tourists, an abandoned robot named Alpha lives a quiet life, while running a coffee shop left by her previous owner. With hardly a customer from...
updated their review of Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror
Do you know how, after watching some horror
movie in pitch black, you feel slightly reluctant to turn on the light, just in
case there really is something there? How you start looking over your shoulder
for something that’s not there? That’s exactly what I never got from anime...Read Omurqi's full review
- Vol: 3; Ch: 19
- 1998 - 1999
In the seemingly-normal small Japanese town of Kurozu-cho, odd events are beginning to take place. Residents are becoming obsessed with spiral - whirlwinds, snail shells, pottery, or anything...
updated their review of Aria the Animation
Due to my inability to write more than a
few sentences in one go for the past week and a half, I’ll be doing this review
a little different from my usual “full length” reviews. I’ll first briefly go
over the separate components of the anime, followed by a small...Read Omurqi's full review
Neo Venezia, the pride of planet Aqua, is a quaint city filled with canals and easy-going people. Many companies operate their gondolas on the canals, giving tours to tourists and locals alike, but...
updated their review of Midori Days
This show gave off a huge "mediocre" feeling. I've been thinking on what to say about it, but there's just not that much to talk about. Almost everything about it has been seen a thousand times before, in most cases better.
Basically, the show is about a girl who suddenly became the...Read Omurqi's full review
Sawamura Seiji is the most notorious delinquent at his high school -- always getting into fights and causing problems, leaving him single and unlucky with the ladies. After another long day of...
updated their review of Himitsu: The Revelation
to find some surprise win in anime you almost never see anyone talk about. Also
the case with this one.
It's basically a crime investigation show with a little twist: the brains of
deceased people are used to look into their memories to find out who the killer
was. It starts...Read Omurqi's full review
In the present, murders are solved not by investigations, but by memories. Using the removed brain of a victim, the members of Forensic Investigation Office Section Nine examine the person's last...
updated their review of Ga-Rei -Zero-
This anime really grew to me a few weeks after I finished it. Don't get
me wrong, I loved it while watching this series, but this is one of
those rare cases that got better over time.
It's best described as a
Drama / Action / Supernatural anime. It starts with great action...Read Omurqi's full review
Kagura and Yomi are two girls who have a bond that cannot be broken. While once they fought side by side against the supernatural forces that threaten the planet, fate had something different in...
updated their review of Baccano!
questions one could have after watching this show: who are the villains? What defines
evil? Or, more likely: why can’t all action shows be like this?!
raw. It is violent, disturbing and interesting. But above all, it’s one of the
most awesome shows I’ve...Read Omurqi's full review
It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an...
updated their review of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
It’s been a while, but I can proudly say that
the little drama-queen inside of me was bawling manly tears at the end of this
show, something that last happened at Grave of the Fireflies, half a year ago.
First of all, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is a
disaster-flick, and a good one at that...Read Omurqi's full review
It struck without warning one fateful day in Tokyo – a massive 8.0 earthquake rocked the city and caused massive devastation and death in its wake. Having taken her little brother to an exhibit...
updated their review of Antique Bakery
Antique Bakery has a calm pace, some pretty decent comedy and a nice dose of light drama. Full of bishies and
mellow colours, the show was really easy on the eyes. The story started out
reasonably light-hearted, and slowly tilted a bit more towards drama,
all leading to a satisfying...Read Omurqi's full review
Tachibana has recently quit his job at a high-class firm, and for unknown reasons, decides to open a bakery. His first employee is Ono, an extremely talented patissier who is also known as the 'Gay...
updated their review of Aria the Origination
Ah, how I love this show. Certainly, the
Aria series are full of flaws, contain almost zero plot twists, have very slow
character development and have nearly nothing going on for most of the time,
which is also why there are only very few people I’d immediately recommend this
to, but...Read Omurqi's full review
The water-laden city of Neo-Venezia is a haven for tourists and dream chasers. While in the city, gondoliers known as Undines ferry the visitors from place to place, showing them the sights or simply...
updated their review of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
I've got mixed feelings about this...
First and foremost, this anime is one big, predictable cliche, and does no attempt whatsoever to be even a bit original.
However, this really worked for me for the first 2/3 of the show. I was constantly facepalming myself with a huge feeling of "oh...Read Omurqi's full review
Yuuto Ayase is not interested in girls - if his two housemates are anything to go by, girls are loud, brazen slobs that are best left alone. However, when Yuuto accidentally discovers an important...
updated their review of Professor Dan Petory's Blues
Ugh, that was terrible. It starts out with a scene with a woman and a man in the background having a conversation. At this point, I had high hopes for this short-movie. These sparks of hope were crushed soon enough though: only 2 minutes in it takes a 180 degree turn from something with nice...Read Omurqi's full review
What kind of things could you learn from a hand puppet? Professor Dan Petory is here to save the day, and his topic of the hour is UFOs. With the background accompaniment of the Soybean Sisters, this...
updated their review of Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen
Looking back at this anime, it was really good, and I can see why it's getting all its praise, the last of the four episodes was beautiful and touching and is something you'll remember. However, the other three episodes weren't up to that level. Maybe it is because I couldn't really relate that...Read Omurqi's full review
Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the...
updated their review of Millennium Actress
Another confusing movie from the master himself, Satoshi Kon, just the way I like them xP. It was nice to see once again that his distinct way of storytelling isn't limiting the variety in his works too much: the message it gets across and the atmosphere of the movie were quite different from his...Read Omurqi's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty...
updated their review of Eve no Jikan
This was one of those shows that makes you wonder about the human mind, and if it's possible for androids to have some kind of emotions. Those kind of shows are usually full of mindf*ckery and are more often than not filled with action, not this one!
While subjects like discrimination are...Read Omurqi's full review
- Web (6 eps x 15 min)
- 2008 - 2009
In the future, androids live side by side with humans – but not as their equals, as their slaves. Though they look identical, these androids must display a holographic ring over their heads so...
updated their review of Bartender
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Pouring a perfect cocktail is a difficult feat, but one bartender, Ryuu Sasakura, is such a master of his craft that his drinks are renowned worldwide. No matter what challenges are thrown his...
updated their review of Myself; Yourself
Yourself starts out as Sana returns to his hometown after being gone for
several years. He soon meets up with his old friends and starts hanging out
with them. However, everyone has grown since they last met. While the
friendships are still in place, everyone has gone through their...Read Omurqi's full review
After having lived elsewhere for several years, Sana returns to the town in which he grew up in, and quickly begins to reacquaint himself to his surroundings and new high school. While there, Sana...
updated their review of Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek
This 20min. short movie delivered exactly
what I hoped it would, a soft horror story.
Kakurenbo is about a group of kids who
decided to play an ancient version of the Hide & Seek game, one involving
hiding from demons. After they arrived at the “so called” Demon City, in...Read Omurqi's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 26 min)
Near the ruins of an old and abandoned city, there is played a game simply known as "Otokoyo." It is said that when children play this game, they go missing one by one. Some say it is...
updated their review of Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
As the "average to good" score suggests, this movie is exactly what I expected it to be, a rewatch of the original series, albeit a bit rushed. This was especially noticable and painful in the first ten-or-so minutes of the movie, in which Shinji gets picked up by Misato, and within...Read Omurqi's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 98 min)
Following a disastrous event known as "The Second Impact," humanity teeters on the brink of extinction. Having not completely eradicated mankind previously, creatures known as Angels begin...
updated their review of Kemonozume
shout-out after finishing this: "WHHHH... FFFFFF, what exactly did I just watch?"
As Otaku108 neatly described on IRC: [Otaku108] sometimes there aren't words
in the dictionary to describe some things
[Otaku108] usually I just cover them with
"ZOMGBBQ" ...Read Omurqi's full review
In present-day Japan, Toshihiko Momota is member of a secret warrior faction called the Kifuuken. The Kifuuken is dedicated to destroying Shokujinji - humans that turn into man-eating monsters when...