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Rickoon

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Rickoon Sep 21
updated their review of Xam'd: Lost Memories
Score 7/10

After seeing multple reviewer's very high scores for X'amd:Lost Memories I decided to give the show a chance. Though I don't usually choose to absorb any fiction based on reviews alone I found the genre tags and recommendation-pairings appealing as well. The story starts out with a great hook...

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Xam'd: Lost Memories
  • 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...

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Rickoon Jul 21
updated their review of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Score 7.5/10

A Closed Space The tailwind created from the hype of this show finally pushed me to watch it. Knowing that hype can destroy a series I took my time, even though it's short. Many treasures awaited me within each episode, but I found a lot more than previously advertised.  The plot moves...

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • TV (14 eps)
  • 2006

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki...

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Rickoon Jul 1
updated their review of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Score 6/10

Though I didn't personally enjoy Code Geass R2 I can sympathize with those interested in what's offered. There are enough characters that anyone could find one to connect with and cheer for. Sadly, the numerous characters all fight for supremacy and much of character development is lost in the...

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2008

Area 11 is still under Britannian rule and the Elevens remain brutally oppressed; what’s more, their saviour, Zero, is nowhere to be found and all of Britannia believes the rebellion is finally...

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Rickoon Jun 14
updated their review of Yu Yu Hakusho
Score 7/10

I Didn't Want to Spirit Gun Myself Yu Yu Hakusho doesn't break the mould for shounen anime but certainly holds it's own as an interesting and entertaining series. The general story sadly follows the footsteps of DBZ whereas each arc revolves around "an even stronger guy" than...

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Yu Yu Hakusho
  • TV (112 eps)
  • 1992 - 1995

Yusuke Urameshi was a normal middle school punk until he was hit and killed by a car, while saving a child. His selfless action earned him the right to gain his life back and serve as a detective of...

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Rickoon May 6
updated their review of Escaflowne
Score 6.5/10

I encountered the fantasy genre fairly late considering how often I'd steeped myself in fiction during my young life. Escaflowne appeared as the first fantasy anime to flash onto my television.  It forged a powerful introduction: quick-moving action, blatant tension, and giant mechs I'd never...

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Escaflowne
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 1996

Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed...

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Rickoon May 1
updated their review of Lucky Star
Score 8/10

Chocolate Cones and Lasagna Even after my unlucky dabbling in other hyped up anime series I decided to give another heavily lauded series a chance. As one might guess, my expectations for Lucky Star lacked the core, boy-like excitement I found myself overtaken by when starting other shows...

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Lucky Star
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2007

In present day Japan, the life of a school girl is never dull. The easily-bored Konata never finds time to study because of her otaku habits, which frustrates hard-working Kagami to no end. On the...

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Rickoon Mar 2016
updated their review of Hunter x Hunter
Score 7/10

Hunting for Hunters I started HunterxHunter years ago but never had an opportunity to finish until recently. The plot, even years ago, didn't strike me as avant-garde, but brought enough to the shounen table to garner my interest; a story about a boy going on a quest to find an absent...

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Hunter x Hunter
  • TV (62 eps)
  • 1999 - 2001

Drawn to the mystique of the unknown, Hunters travel the world in search of terrifying creatures, incredible riches, and unexplored lands. Gon Freecss is a naive-yet-determined young boy who aspires...

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Rickoon Mar 2016
updated their review of Outlaw Star
Score 8/10

No. 4 Shell Though Outlaw Star was overshadowed by great animes of its time--Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, etc.-- there's still a lot to the series that potentially makes a worthwhile watch. Though a little disjointed and episodic the main plot line remains interesting. The story feels a little...

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Outlaw Star
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 1998

Gene Starwind and Jim Hawkins make a living on various jobs and bounties. While waiting for their ticket to hit it big time, a mysterious woman named Hilda leaves them with a key to the puzzle of...

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Rickoon Mar 2016
updated their review of Kino's Journey
Score 5/10

After careful deliberation my next anime series to view landed upon Kino's Journey. Once again wooed by the endearing recommendations and extremely high review scores manufactured by passionate viewers I found myself starting a series that wasn't what I'd expected in a plethora of ways. ...

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Kino's Journey
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2003

In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its...

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Rickoon Sep 2015
updated their review of Tales of the Abyss
Score 6.5/10

Abyssmal Load Times: Plot Primer I couldn't pass up the chance to see an anime based on one of my favorite games of all time even if other game animes fell short in the past. Also, I realize that's it's almost impossible to not make this review a compare and contrast model having seen the anime...

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Tales of the Abyss
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2008 - 2009

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...

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Rickoon Sep 2015
updated their review of Resident Evil: Degeneration
Score 7/10

Resident Evil: Degeneration caught my eye immediately because of a familiarity with the series, but until recently I didn't have the time to view it. Though I'm not the biggest fanboy of the Resident Evil videogame series I can honestly confess that I've completed multiple play-throughs of...

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Resident Evil: Degeneration
  • Movie (1 ep x 100 min)
  • 2008

It’s been some time since Raccoon City, the origin of the T-Virus outbreak, was wiped off the map by the military. Umbrella Corporation’s stock plummeted and a new pharmaceutical company...

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Rickoon Sep 2015
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Rickoon Jul 2015
updated their review of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Movie
Score 8/10

I enjoyed the Gundam Wing series, but noticed the many flaws that plagued it: plot holes, awkward pacing, strange inconsistencies, mediocre animation etc. Endless Waltz , orignially an OVA, follows directly after the series and came as a surprise in many ways. The story works as an additional...

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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 1998

The year is After Colony 196. A year has passed, and peace between Earth and the space colonies is still a reality. With no need for weapons in a time without war, the majority of the Gundam pilots...

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Rickoon Nov 2014
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Rurouni Kenshin
  • TV (94 eps)
  • 1996 - 1998

In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if...

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Rickoon Sep 2014
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Rickoon Aug 2013
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Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Kizuna
  • Movie (1 ep x 93 min)
  • 2008

When a mysterious group of ninjas attack Konoha they leave devastation in their wake. The ninjas are discovered to be from the Sky Country - a civilization that was destroyed during the second great...

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Rickoon Aug 2013
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My Neighbor Totoro
  • Movie (1 ep x 86 min)
  • 1988

Satsuki, her younger sister Mei and their father have just moved to their new home in the countryside, where grand adventures await them. One day while playing outside in the garden Mei encounters a...

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Rickoon Aug 2013
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Escaflowne: The Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 95 min)
  • 2000

Hitomi wanted to just disappear from her life. The track club -- her best friend -- her parents -- she wanted it all to just...go away. While contemplating suicide, her wish is fulfilled by an...

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Rickoon Aug 2013
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Porco Rosso
  • Movie (1 ep x 93 min)
  • 1992

Many years ago, sea plane pilot Marco Paggot was placed under a curse which transformed his face into that of a pig. Now, he lives a solitary life as the renowned Porco Rosso and rules the skies of...

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Rickoon Aug 2013
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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Movie (1 ep x 101 min)
  • 2005

In a time of great heroes, the evil Sephiroth and the power of Meteor were vanquished by a warrior named Cloud Strife and his companions. Now, though the life stream of the world has been restored...

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Rickoon Aug 2013
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Trigun: Badlands Rumble
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2010

Finding himself yet again in the wrong place at the wrong time, Vash the Stampede is caught in the middle of a bank robbery by the notorious robber Gasback. However, when things take a turn for the...

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Rickoon Aug 2013
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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 1998

The year is After Colony 196. A year has passed, and peace between Earth and the space colonies is still a reality. With no need for weapons in a time without war, the majority of the Gundam pilots...

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Rickoon Aug 2013
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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 115 min)
  • 2001

While on the hunt for an underage hacker, Faye is the sole witness to identifying a man who causes a tanker explosion that leaves people up to three miles away in comas. The bounty that ensues is the...

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Rickoon Aug 2013
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Resident Evil: Degeneration
  • Movie (1 ep x 100 min)
  • 2008

It’s been some time since Raccoon City, the origin of the T-Virus outbreak, was wiped off the map by the military. Umbrella Corporation’s stock plummeted and a new pharmaceutical company...

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Rickoon May 2013
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Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Movie (1 ep x 103 min)
  • 1989

Kiki is a young witch who has just turned thirteen, and as tradition dictates she must now leave the safety of her home for a year to undergo witch training. One clear night, Kiki takes off with her...

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Rickoon Mar 2013
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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  • Movie (1 ep x 117 min)
  • 1984

One thousand years after the Giant Warriors caused an apocalyptic event known as the seven days of fire, humans are living in constant fear of the Toxic Jungle. This ever-spreading forest is filled...

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Rickoon Jan 2013
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Grave of the Fireflies
  • Movie (1 ep x 88 min)
  • 1988

With their father serving overseas in the Navy towards the end of the World War 2, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are living as normally as they can. One day during a firebomb raid on the city...

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Rickoon Sep 2012
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