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Omurqi Sep 23
updated their review of Kampfer
Score 4.5/10

They seem 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...

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Kampfer
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2009

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...

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Omurqi Sep 23
updated their review of Honey and Clover
Score 8.3/10

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...

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Honey and Clover
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2005

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...

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Omurqi Aug 14
updated their review of Jigoku Shoujo
Score 7/10

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...

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Jigoku Shoujo
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2005 - 2006

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...

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Omurqi Aug 4
updated their review of Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
Score 2/10

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...

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Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
  • OVA (4 eps x 25 min)
  • 2005

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...

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Omurqi Jul 31
updated their review of DearS
Score 2/10

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...

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DearS
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2004

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...

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Omurqi Jul 17
updated their review of Cowboy Bebop
Score 7.5/10

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...

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Cowboy Bebop
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 1998 - 1999

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...

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Omurqi Jul 4
updated their review of Comedy
Score 8/10

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...

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Comedy
  • OVA (1 ep x 10 min)
  • 2002

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...

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Omurqi Jul 2
updated their review of Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha
Score 7/10

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...

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Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2007

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...

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Omurqi Jul 2
updated their review of Paranoia Agent
Score 8.8/10

That was yet another strange, twisted and confusing ride. It's 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...

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Paranoia Agent
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2004

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...

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Omurqi Jun 20
updated their review of Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Score 4/10

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. Story wise, there isn’t all too much going on...

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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
  • OVA (2 eps)
  • 1998

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...

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Omurqi Jun 20
updated their review of Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror
Score 8/10

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...

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Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror
  • 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...

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Omurqi Jun 8
updated their review of Aria the Animation
Score 7.5/10

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...

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Aria the Animation
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2005

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...

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Omurqi May 28
updated their review of Midori Days
Score 5/10

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...

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Midori Days
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2004

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...

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Omurqi May 23
updated their review of Himitsu: The Revelation
Score 7.5/10

Always nice 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...

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Himitsu: The Revelation
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2008

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...

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Omurqi May 21
updated their review of Ga-Rei -Zero-
Score 8/10

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...

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Ga-Rei -Zero-
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2008

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...

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Omurqi May 21
updated their review of Baccano!
Score 8.3/10

Several 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?! Baccano! is raw. It is violent, disturbing and interesting. But above all, it’s one of the most awesome shows I’ve...

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Baccano!
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2007

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...

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Omurqi May 4
updated their review of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Score 8.3/10

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...

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Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2009

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...

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Omurqi Apr 26
updated their review of Antique Bakery
Score 7.3/10

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...

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Antique Bakery
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2008

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...

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Omurqi Apr 20
updated their review of Aria the Origination
Score 8/10

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...

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Aria the Origination
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2008

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...

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Omurqi Apr 19
updated their review of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
Score 6/10

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...

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Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2008

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...

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Omurqi Apr 19
updated their review of Professor Dan Petory's Blues
Score 3/10

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...

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Professor Dan Petory's Blues
  • OVA (1 ep x 10 min)
  • 2002

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...

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Omurqi Apr 19
updated their review of Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen
Score 8/10

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...

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Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen
  • OVA (4 eps)
  • 1999

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...

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Omurqi Apr 19
updated their review of Millennium Actress
Score 8/10

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...

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Millennium Actress
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2001

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...

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Omurqi Apr 19
updated their review of Eve no Jikan
Score 8/10

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...

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Eve no Jikan
  • 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...

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Omurqi Apr 19
updated their review of Bartender
Score 8.5/10

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Bartender
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2006

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...

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Omurqi Apr 7
updated their review of Myself; Yourself
Score 6.5/10

Myself; 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...

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Myself; Yourself
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2007

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...

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Omurqi Apr 2
updated their review of Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek
Score 7/10

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...

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Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek
  • Movie (1 ep x 26 min)
  • 2004

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...

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Omurqi Mar 2016
updated their review of Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
Score 6.8/10

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...

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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
  • Movie (1 ep x 98 min)
  • 2007

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...

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Omurqi Mar 2016
updated their review of Kemonozume
Score 7/10

First 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" ...

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Kemonozume
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2006

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...

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