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Haikyuu!!

on Jan 28, 2015

Story: [7/10] Yet another sports shounen, each season we get a new sport shounen that tackles a new sport and each year becomes less mainstream than the last. Volleyball is the name of the game in Haikyuu!! and its a blast to experience a sport that ur unfamiliar with in such a fantastic and inspiring setting that anime can and Haikyuu has provided. The storyline is exactly the same as Yowamushi Pedal and Kuroko's Basketball, an underdog school is aiming to challenge the best in the inter-high (high school championships). The same shounen hype, the same cliche characters and its very easy to compare most... read more

7/10 story
8.5/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
8/10 characters
8/10 overall

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works TV

on Jan 9, 2015

Story:[3/10] Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works (UBW) has some references to previous fate zero but for the most part, you do not need to watch them to understand this anime. For those of you who are familiar with the previous series then UBW is esentially the next holy grail war with the masters being desendants, more or less of the main characters of fate zero. For those unfamiliar the general idea is that there are 7 contestants for a powerful artifact "the holy grail" which is ... read more

5/10 story
3/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
2/10 characters
5/10 overall

Akame ga Kill!

on Dec 15, 2014

Story [2/10] The premise of assassins and evil kingdoms sounds interesting and full of that coveted depravity which could almost be called a genre in its own right, at least when it comes to anime. However depravity and violence in anime, in my view, is always best served along side of something which redeems its existence or adds to already existing concepts that should shock or awe the viewer by themselves and then add on the shocking imagery for a complete effect. Shocking imagery without weighted concepts or some sort of purpose, like making us fear or awe a character or become horrified at the death... read more

2/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!

on Apr 8, 2014

Story; [8/10] I feel as though there are two perspectives to the same story that can be taken here, (Kuroki Tomoko doesn't stand out and her social skils are atrocious, as a result she can't make friends at school or have the romantic high school experience she wanted). One side of the story is the ridiculous schemes she comes up with to make friends or to to make her school life more fufilling and worthwhile. This is the comedy of the series and some of it can be fairly unrealistic while others might not be, depending on your experiences at high school. The other side is the real part of Tomoko's... read more

8/10 story
9/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
9/10 characters
8/10 overall

Samurai Champloo

on Jan 16, 2014

Story: [8/10] Samurai Champloo is a story about three travelers who for the purpose of finding the mysterious samurai who smells like sunflowers  group up together and travel across 19th century Japan. Our characters face danger and starvation every day, in this somewhat episodic action-adventure. Usually I dislike episodic series because they lack a structure which can give closure to a story and I feel as though each episode may as well be it's last but Samurai Champloo's main story is knitted into each episode and despite how many characters and spin-off story lines are introduced, it never lost... read more

8/10 story
7.7/10 animation
6.7/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
7.3/10 overall

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

on Jan 12, 2014

Story: [6/10] The synopsis is a good one except that it doesn't indicate the high level of drama that is involved in the anime. While the premise can be quite funny for the first few episodes, the drama that develops between the two leads is very gooey and whether it should be considered seriously or not is open to intepretation. While I would understand what someone might mean when they say the anime provoked a strong emotional reacton and they were rather touched by it, I think the anime came close to being relatable, it came close to being a good drama but it fell short and just annoyed me. The reason... read more

6/10 story
5.5/10 animation
5/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Kuroko's Basketball

on Sep 3, 2013

Story: [6.5/10] Reviewing Kuroko's Basketball is difficult because I want to give a helpful opinion but also give my opinion, the truth is that there are a lot of aspects about this anime that will annoy people. It's a shounen and if you dislike shounens then this one will not be an exception, just like all the baseball shounens such as Major and One outs and all of them. Players are hyped to an extreme, everytime someone does something you'll get two-three people telling you how amazing it is and all the typical cliches you can expect are there. Personally I usually get pretty drawn into these type of... read more

6.5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
6/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Hana-Saku Iroha

on Jul 9, 2013

Story: [5/10] The storyline? I was more interested in the filler episodes... Character development only happens after the credits, Predicting the plot isn't even fun because it's too easy. I am being genuinely serious when I say that I was more interested in the filler episodes, it's extremely hard to take a romance seriously when the only thing you know about a guy is that he confessed to the lead. It's extremely hard to care about Ohana's relationship with her mother when all you know about her is that she's selfish. This trend is similar with a lot of characters, there have been reviews where I have... read more

5/10 story
8/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
2/10 characters
5.3/10 overall

Psycho-Pass

on May 4, 2013

Story: [9/10] Tired of animes starting off well and then going to shit? Tired of fan service and horrible endings? Psycho-Pass is one of those few animes that delivers from start to finish, I feel overral it was very satisfying for me after having so many disapointments lately when it comes to expecting something really good and then having it go bad. The story takes place in a futuristic world where law enforcement has mainly been replaced by drones and a super computer named "sibyl" which governs society. Sibyl controls society by using mind-assessing technology to evaluate a human's psyche... read more

9/10 story
9/10 animation
9.3/10 sound
9/10 characters
9/10 overall

Berserk

on Jul 22, 2012

Story: 7.5/10 There are a lot of people who think Berserk is a great anime, but the more I read about others' opinions I come to understand that the reasons it is loved vary so much, some are saying it's great b/c of y if only x wasn't there and others saying x was amazing but y was a bit overdone and so on. I do think Berserk was a great anime, but again I feel that the reasons I think t's good and what I thought was bad about it will vary greatly from others. I wouldn't write a review about an anime I thought was good and was reviewed as amazing but I need some closure with this anime, my frustrations... read more

7.5/10 story
9/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Gungrave

on Jul 21, 2012

Story: 2/10 In a world where no matter how many times you're shot, you always have time for a speech, Gungrave is a story that's been told a million times and this time was no better than the last. Gungrave is an anime about the mafia, it's an anime about the dangers of ambition and it's a pretentious moral story that I've grown so tired of. How many gangster movies with this exact plot line have been made? Sure this time we added a bit of sci-fi to mix it up but the base is the same. However Gungrave had aspects that were one thousand times more disgusting than any other gangster movie I have ever seen... read more

2/10 story
3/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
4/10 characters
2.5/10 overall

Steins;Gate

on Jul 10, 2012

Story: 6/10 Steins;Gate, for me at least, was not really a psychological thriller, it is has strong similarities with Clannad and Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, at best it could be compared to Higurashi no Haku Koro ni Kai. Yes, it's another "group of friend" animes, with extremely strong similarities to the first two I compared it to. While I felt Steins;Gate was probably more funny and the characters were more likeable, the story line was far less complex or intelligent and it's drama was pretty cheap. Seeing as there's no synposis, here is the general story. Okabe Rintaro rents out a small... read more

6/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall

Denpa Teki na Kanojo

on Jul 6, 2012

Story: 7.5/10 It's hard to talk about the story without spoiling, so instead I'll just comment on it, the animeplanet synposis is pretty fine. Denpa Teki na Kanojo has two sides, the male fantasy of a compitent, interesting and pretty female servant with a side of younger sister and a dark horror story. However as in animes like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, it managed to appeal to the two greatest and most cliche obsessions of men, in short, women and violence. This anime could also be described as a harem of sorts, the overall message here is that Denpa Teki na Kanojo was designed for adolecent males such... read more

7.5/10 story
7/10 animation
?/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8/10 overall

Ghost Hound

on Jul 5, 2012

Story 4/10 Ghost Hound is a strange anime, however to what section of this review I can attribute this to I'm unsure. The storyline is quite vague, it's almost episodic because it's so vague, but it's very blatant at times yes but it's so simplistic that I don't know where to put everything. Miyako is a girl with shamanistic powers, she acts as a vessel for gods and spirits to communicate to the real world, a dying religion/cult who's leader just perished suffers from having no new leader as Makoto hates his grandmother. They try to steal Miyako so that she can revive their dying religion. However three... read more

4/10 story
6/10 animation
5.5/10 sound
7.5/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Bakemonogatari

on May 29, 2012

*NOTICE* Being emapthetic to readers after writing this I don't think I would have liked to read a review like this before I watched the anime. I feel this way because Bakemonogatari is like a ones man's treasure is another mans trash type anime. I could say things I might hate about it but you may like it and I could say good things about it but perhaps you really hated those aspects.  If you are going to watch it anyway, I'd just go watch it and don't read reviews. If you have already seen it or you wouldn't watch it without understanding a little bit more about it then it's... read more

7/10 story
9.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
5.5/10 characters
8.7/10 overall

Another

on May 26, 2012

Story: 3/10 Another follows the path of violence, a cursed class suffering the 26 year long phonenmon of death. I would compare it to the "Final Destination", basically students are surrounded by senseless death, its explanations - unsatisfactory, it's plot - uninteresting. This anime follows an increasingly popular trend of attracting its viewers through violence. Violence interests me, but not in this sense. There is much more to be said about the plot but it is not worth saying, it is basically a combination of Lord of the Flies and Final Destination. It could have been redeemed through... read more

3/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
5/10 characters
5/10 overall

Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

on May 6, 2012

Story: 7/10 Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora is not a long anime and it knows it well, youth and love explode in this short but sweet anime. Each character has a purpose and they serve it well, everyone is likeable in their own way but not so likeable that you hate them! The story is a cliche, there is always something to be said about love and no shortage of people to say it but if you're like me and you feel like you have heard everything there is to hear then this anime probably isn't going to surprize you in anyway but that's not what these kind of animes are about! I needn't say much more other than... read more

7/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.7/10 overall

Shiki

on May 6, 2012

Story : 5/10 There are many meanings one could assert from this anime, some characters had one or two interesting ideas, perhaps there are some lessons we could learn from the foolishness of certain characters and maybe one or two provocative ideas. This is all that seperates Shiki from a mindless, violent vampire flick and let me tell you now it's not that much. Shiki starts off nicely, taking its time with setting out characters and the plot and it at takes a while before things heat up. However its quite arguable that despite the apparant depth of some characters, they don't really do anything with it... read more

5/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
4/10 characters
5/10 overall

Deadman Wonderland

on Feb 27, 2012

Deadman Wonderland Story: 3/10 Ganta, a 14 year old kid is the sole survivor of a massacre that killed all of his classmates, these murders are pinned on him and he is forced to go to a privately owned prison that sports violent game shows with its residents. Deadman Wonderland is another social experiment/violent flick that plagues the more darker side of American movies. The prison facilitates the inherent evil nature of human beings, the shows sole purpose to display depraved, sadistic and selfish acts under the should-be-interesting-but-isn't genre of psychological thriller. While the show's... read more

3/10 story
8/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
4/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Naruto

on Jun 18, 2011

Story [7/10] Naruto is a story that is either loved or hated, not because of the content though. Too many people love this anime for all the wrong reasons and too many people hate this anime for invalid reasons. Just like Death Note loudmouth idiots create hype and people wanna look down on them, as is human nature. The truth is Naruto is a shounen at heart but it has all the makings of great stories through out the ages and remains very engaging throughout the true story line. Naruto creates its own world very effectively by setting up boundries and acknowledging limitations which gives it realism in... read more

7/10 story
7.5/10 animation
8.6/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Hikaru no Go

on Jun 17, 2011

Story [7/10] I had no idea what Go was before watching Hikaru no Go, but it is basically placing stones on points where the vertical and horizontal lines meet on the board. Using them you can trap stones/sets of stones by capturing them with your rocks on all adjecent sides to form a closed shape (can use ends of the board) or alternatively you win by gaining control over the board in order to win the final calculation that happens at the end of the game. It's very simple and it sounds boring but it actually looks quite fun and interesting and it's easy to follow. Hikaru no Go is essentially the Hajime no... read more

7/10 story
6.5/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
6/10 characters
8.4/10 overall

Serial Experiments Lain

on Jun 15, 2011

Serial Experiments Lain... I should have written a review as soon as I saw it because it pretty complex but i'll give my best. I was surprized when I heard Eva was meant to be a mindf*ck, because I kept up easily but I got really frustrated at how much it repeated itself. Considering how many confused people there are, maybe it didn't repeat itself enough but still I was determined with Lain I wouldn't fall behind here either. The premise resembles that of Lain, i've heard some people talking about symbolism and etc but I didn't notice any. Anyway that's my lil intro. Story [6.5/10] Serial Experiments... read more

6.5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Shion no Oh

on Jun 14, 2011

Story [7/10] Shion no Oh, the first thing that I thought about when considering whether or not to watch this anime was that I didn't know how to play shougi. I play chess however so I can relate a bit, but not really... so I can say now that having watched it, information on shougi is just a bonus but it's not needed. It's true I can't tell if their moves were actually good or not but Shion no Oh focuses on the psychological aspects of gambling on yourself, reading your opponent and doing whatever it takes to win. They can be experienced through any competition and that's what makes this anime... read more

7/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
8.3/10 overall

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

on Jun 12, 2011

*SPOILERS ALERT* I always try to be non-spoiler in my reviews but I feel that this one gives a bit much away if you put 1+1 together, while there are no direct spoilers if you have NO IDEA about what Higurashi is then just watch it, it's a great anime but don't read this review. If you know what the anime is about and you have a good sense of being able to predict the plot, this won't give anything away that you wouldn't figure out very quickly. Thank You *SPOILERS ALERT* Story [7.5/10] Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni has a lot of reviews on it but I really liked the anime, so I'll pay my respects to it in... read more

7.5/10 story
8.5/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
6/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Aoi Bungaku Series

on Jun 12, 2011

Story [8.5/10] Aoi Bungaku Series is a complication of stories involving psychological, deep stories written in books and then portrayed in this anime. I'm not surprized there are so few reviews about this anime, it's very difficult to say anything about it that will be worthwhile critique. Aoi Bangaku's stories are very strong because they select one or two themes, sometimes a few and examine them. Nothing really gets in the way of that, we get a solid and interrupted examination of friendship, egotism, ambition and much more. It's true you can probably get more from these stories than just that but it's... read more

8.5/10 story
10/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.6/10 overall

Bakuman.

on Jun 12, 2011

Story [7/10] I've heard that Bakuman was created by the same people who wrote the manga of Death Note, that's relevant for some of the things i've got to say about this anime but the scores and my general comments (+ my watching of the actual anime) will be/was done without that knowledge. EDIT: I looked it up and Death Note was indeed created by two people, one drawer and one writer. I don't have to look it up, i'm sure that it was the telling of their own story. Damn now I wonder if the Misa voice actor was the girl in this anime or if that is an added part >_< she's good looking and talented too... read more

7/10 story
7.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
5.5/10 characters
6/10 overall

Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

on Jun 10, 2011

Story [6/10] Darker than Black creates an interesting world set in the future, where certain people gained superpowers at the cost of some kind of payment named contractors. Along with the emergence of dolls and mediums, heaven's gate mysteriously arises in South America. In attempt to develop some themes or create some slack for mistakes, it's not really well explained what exactly the hell is going on and how exactly everything works, but it looks cool. There are many devices that continue shoving the plot along but I find myself questioning them half the time, they're never really answered and it... read more

6/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Soul Eater

on May 29, 2011

Story [5/10] Soul Eater creates an interesting world that blends reality with fantasy in many ways. Humans can either transform into weapons or wield weapons, they are trained at Shibusen which is a city founded by a Shinigami. Shibusen wants to stop a Death God from arising but they have to fight against many Witches who want to use the Death God's power to crush Shibusen. We follow the story of seven kids who desperately fight against the witches and stop the Death God. It's a pretty fun plot line but it undermines itself by trying to be too deep and trips over itself in a way. The hatreds that run deep... read more

5/10 story
8/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
6/10 characters
7/10 overall

School Days

on Jan 11, 2011

School Days   Story [1/10]   For anyone who has ever been in love, you'll know how it feels and you'll probably understand exactly how it feels to have that feeling taken away from you. If you haven't been in love, then you'll probably be able to rationalize that this anime is one of great insight and intelligence, unfortunately however, if you fall into the same category as me, this anime will become an irritable trash drama. It has no real redeeming features, our male lead, Itou is an innocent and caring young man who has a way with women (which he doesn't realize), we see a young man torn... read more

1/10 story
5.7/10 animation
5/10 sound
0.5/10 characters
2.5/10 overall

Clannad

on Jan 1, 2011

Clannad Story [8/10] Clannad is a story that stresses the importance of the social networks of both friends and family. It's rare in an anime to have the protagonist's family play a role larger than causing issues or setting up dinner, Clannad dives into the significance of a caring family. Tomoya's and Nagisa's family are very different but they are both significant in their own ways, but these are bonds worth protecting, just as important if not more than those with our friends. Because family lasts forever even if you don't want it to, that bond always exists. Clannad is a strong plot-based drama which... read more

8/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.4/10 overall