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updated their review of Fractale
Oh Fractale, how you remind me of my beloved Last Exile.
Fractale is a new sci-fi anime, and is a rarity in the anime world, in that it is short, sweet, and to the point. At only 11 episodes, this is an anime that you could easily finish in a few days, if only watching at a casual level. ...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
Many centuries into the future, humans live as part of the Fractale system, a computer program that moderates their activity to ensure a free and peaceful existence. But while life is indeed...
updated their review of Xam'd: Lost Memories
Before we begin with this review, allow me to explain that I have NOT seen Eureka 7. Many people who love the wildly popular anime say that it is very similar to Xam'd, but a great anime. Understand that people who think that Xam'd is just a copy of their favorite anime, still admit that this is a...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
- Web (26 eps x 25 min)
- 2008 - 2009
Akiyuki lives on post-war Sentan Island, always rushing between the demands of his separated parents and his friends at school. But his carefree days come abruptly to an end when his school bus...
updated their review of Freezing
Oh Freezing, you remind me of a rollercoaster, that takes you high up into the sky, but only lets you fall a little bit before climbing back up. That is the feeling I got watching this; I would really get into it, just to be let down by a bland follow-through. Story: 6 out of 10 Story was...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
Earth is under attack by other-dimensional threats known as Nova, and only the Pandora – girls with special implants that grant them enhanced physical abilities – can battle against them...
updated their review of Welcome to the NHK!
Regardless of your opinion to the series, Welcome to the NHK should be appreciated as a well-made anime solely for the fact that it encompasses so many different genres. You can find a little bit of everything in the series, which is what any great show should be looking for. Story...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely...
updated their review of Highschool of the Dead
Oh Highschool of the Dead (HOTD), why do you tease my visuals with so much wonder, only to fail the delivery of content?
HOTD is a visually gorgeous horror anime, and the first of it's kind to truly capture the attention of the large zombie apocalypse demographic. Despite what may come off as a...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread...
updated their review of Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy! How dare a show demand my admiration, and then as soon as you fit your oily fingers around it's throat, you turn into such a let down! I have never seen a series start off so strongly, to have such a week progression. Story Ergo proxy can be summed up in 3 moves. 1. A...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are...
updated their review of Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
I will try to be as logical as I can with this review, but allow me to say first and foremost, this is an emotional series. People who cannot get wrapped up in that torrent of melodrama and angst, probably won't enjoy the series that much. Then again, I'm not usually that kind of man, and I did...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former...
updated their review of Deadman Wonderland
Before jumping into this review, I can honestly say that Deadman Wonderland knocked me off my feet, and was unexpectedly, the most interesting anime I've seen in awhile. Story: 8 out of 10 Deadman Wonderland started off insanely interesting to me, but lost a little steam as it continued. We...Read RedCrossRobbery'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 Shiki
Wow, I don't even know where to begin. A note for all of you abotu to read this, please read the following paragraph before ditching this anime.
I am a 21 year old man, who enjoys Anime on a mostly technical stand-point. I like my dialogue well translated (subbed), I like my story...Read RedCrossRobbery'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 Infinite Stratos
I am not typically a huge harem/ecchi comedy fan, but after I watch a serious anime, I like to "dive" into these guys to try and loosen myself back up. Luckily, Infinite Stratos (IS) was exactly what I needed. A lighthearted comedy that didn't try to be anything other than what it was: A...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
The development of the Infinite Stratos powered exoskeleton changed the world’s balance of power. While the distribution of IS systems has created peace, only women have been able to pilot...
updated their review of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Gurren Lagann is quite a different experience for a fan such as myself. When I started the series, I had 2 things in mind; "If the plot sucks, at least the redhead is attractive" and "Well... maybe it's cheesy for comedies sake!". I was right on both ends I suppose. Up until...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive...
updated their review of Angel Beats!
I don't understand why people are so harsh to Angel Beats. I believe it is easily the best series I've watched all year. At only 13 episodes, it becomes something special, and leaves us before we grow sick of it. I understand I haven't yet seen The Melcholy of Haruhi-chan, but does having a...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl...
updated their review of Otome Youkai Zakuro
When I reached out and started to watch Otome Youkai Zakuro, I was hoping that I could feel a little of the sublime love I got from watching Spice and Wolf. I was disappointed at first, but if you are well-read on my reviews, you know I try very hard not to be biased. That being said, forgetting...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
In order to bridge the gap between humans and youkai, The Ministry of Spirit Affairs was formed. Military man Kei Agemaki is assigned to the new unit and seems to be the ideal candidate. He’s...
updated their review of Claymore
Despite my gut-instinct to walk away from an action heavy title that I thought was made specifically for friendless young adults who spent more time with a computer/tv than a girl (IE. shows like Naruto, Bleach, etc), I turned out to actually enjoy the bulk of Claymore as a series. I know many...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they...
updated their review of Rosario to Vampire
Rosario to Vampire... I don't believe I've ever encountered a series quite like you before. That is not to say that the plotline is unique, or that the characters are original. I meant it as in I don't believe I;ve ever seen such a technically average series before, that I ended up liking so...Read RedCrossRobbery'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 Tears to Tiara
An introductory analogy. Tears to Tiara is the child of a beautiful artist, and a brilliant writer, but as a child, it only smacks brushes on a canvas, and scribbles with a pencil. Tears to Tiara is an interesting plot-line, based on Arthurian legend, that falls short due to the horrible...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
Rhiannon is the fair and gentle daughter of a village chief. Unfortunately for her, she's also exactly the sort of maiden who is needed as a sacrifice to wake the Demon King Arawn from his...
updated their review of Basilisk
Basilisk was one of those series you watch to capture some of the magic early animes had on your mind as a young kid. I excepted a series that played out like Naruto, but not as childish, and I certainly found that and more in this series. Story: 7 out of 10 At it's heart, this is the most...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as...
updated their review of Last Exile
Story Last Exile is one of those stories where you feel so good about it, that you want to pace yourself. I wanted to sit down and breeze through every episode in a day, but forced myself to stick to only 2 or 3, so that I could enjoy myself. Set in a pseudo-steampunk world on the brink of war...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
In the world of Prestal, Noble men perform noble deeds for noble purposes. All of this is performed under the careful gaze of the Guild, a race apart who live in cities in the sky. We see this world...
updated their review of Spice and Wolf II
Spice and Wolf was the anime that proved to be that a well written romance can exist in the anime world, without resorting to cartoony comedic devices and waxy melodrama. Truth be told, even as a hetero male, I have fallen madly in love with this series, and the second season was an incredible...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
Kraft Lawrence and the proud wolf Holo the Wise continue their northward journey to Holo's mountain homeland of Yoitsu. As the two visit new towns and make new friends a growing relationship buds...
updated their review of Chobits
For those of you that have seen the 7.5, and think the series isn't worth watching, I assure you that even though all of these sections or score don't beat the fact that this show has that certain "x factor" about it. No matter how I complain about each section, the show still grew on...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
Having failed to earn admission to a university, Hideki Motosuwa has moved to the big city, determined to study his hardest for next year's exams. However, an unusual distraction presents itself one...
updated their review of Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka
Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka. I don't believe I've ever seen such a mediocre piece of cliché anime wrap up so wonderfully. What I mean by this, is that for hosting a cast of complete stereotype characters, ecchi screwball humor, and overly melodramatic dialogue, AInSS ended on a seriously...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
When Junichi 'Gene Killer' Nagase saved the beautiful and wealthy Yuuhi Katagiri from bullies one day, he had no idea that he'd actually assisted his would-be wife! For what Junichi didn't know is...
updated their review of Nodame Cantabile
Let me begin this review by stating that although I am not a musician, I have studied the arts, and do have a profound respect for instruments. My fiancé was lead violin, my parents played in highschool, and the majority of my friends played in band or orchestra as well. I was never...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
The studious and uptight Chiaki is well-known as the top pianist of his school, and dreams of becoming a world-class conductor like his idol, Viera; but his fear of flying (which makes studying...
updated their review of Demon King Daimao
Oh Demon King Daimao, you unambitious little series you. The first episode made a fairly attractive fantasy world, but somewhere along the lines you fell into hair-antennae dragons and power-ranger wanna-bes. Story: 6 out of 10 The story for DKD is fairly cookie cutter. Magical school, check...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
Akuto Sai enters the Constant Academy for Magick Arts hoping to become a high priest and change the world for the better. But when the school's oracle declares his future profession to be 'Demon...
updated their review of Chrome Shelled Regios
Chrome Shelled Regios.
Wow... just absolutely wow. For only 24 episodes, this anime had an 80 episode ambition. Infamously noted as a series for pushing too much into too little time, it was exactly as they all said. Chrome Shelled Regios was an interesting, fun anime that collapses...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
In a post-apocalyptic world overrun with great beasts called Filth Monsters, a glimmering dome protrudes from the wasteland. This is Zuellni, a mobile city unique for having a consciousness in the...
updated their review of Rosario to Vampire Capu2
Wow... I was surprised to see a second season of a Harem comedy actually outdo the first for me. The second season contains alot of fan service (I thought that was why people watched these kind of series anyway?), but the storyline actually put on some big boy pants and stepped outside of the...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
It’s a new year and Aono Tsukune and the rest of the gang are now second year students. While Kurumu, Yukari and Shirayuki are being idolized as the beauties of the second years, Moka is...
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updated their review of Tales of the Abyss
Before I go into this, if you are the type of person who judges a movie or show based on the book or game it was based off of, you are a fool in my eyes. If a "movie will never be as good as the book it's written off of", then you should give up your petty argument, and try judging it as...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
Auldrant is a world governed by The Score, an ancient prophecy divined by Yulia, which foretells the fate of all things. Thus, the Order of Lorelei is founded with the sole purpose of determining and...
updated their review of Gosick
Gosick is easily the best anime I've seen in years. Just having come off of rewatching one of my personal favorite series, Spice and Wolf, I didn't think another series had the potential to drag me away from my thoughts, and into theirs, but they did. Gosick’s only flaw is that it is paced...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends...
updated their review of Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture
Ahh geez... where to start? Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture was THE ANIME to get me hooked. I remember my father video taping a show he wanted to watch on Sci-Fi channel, and fell asleep, and it picked up a "anime marathon" they had, starting with this. The last 15 minutes were cut off...Read RedCrossRobbery's full review
An ancient relic from the past lies buried beneath the ground: the Armor of Mars, whose six pieces, when combined, will give their wearer the power of a god. So when Sulia Gaudeamus tells Terry...