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The Garden of Words

on May 31, 2013

I've been looking forward to Garden of Wal- I mean Words for quite some time now. By the now quite famous Makoto Shinkai and his studio CoMix Wave. I've always enjoyed the visual aspect of his films and this certainly doesn't disappoint. However it is quite lacking in other departments. Story- To sum it up shortly the story is about the relationship between a younger boy and an older women. While it is somewhat different from the average romance drama, it still has it's problems. If anything I think the story suffers most from the movies rather short run time. The film is only about 46 minutes long... See full review

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

Sin: The Movie

on May 13, 2013

I came into to this with very very low, expectations, mostly because of some screenshots I had seen with some of the worst cg in anime I had seen and considering this was made in the later 90's I can't blame them that much. Aside from the cg though I was actually pretty pleased with this anime.  Story- The story takes place in a futuristic cyberpunk setting and follows the exploits of HardCORPS (great name btw), an elite police force tasked with the job to eliminate the crime in the city, most notably the fucking zombie mutant things running around murdering and converting people into their... See full review

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

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

on Apr 6, 2013

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure? What is this odd thing that everyone seems to be crazy about nowadays? An anime thats based on a manga that was written in the 80's it must be some ridiculously boring shit right? This couldn't possibly be as great or entetaining as people are hyping it to be right? WRONG... okay well maybe not in all cases. Honestly I guess it depends, on your mindset and willingness to suspend your disbelief and watch something for the sake of enjoyment. I guess the question comes down to, do you actually enjoy watching anime? Is it something that genuinely brings joy to your life? If the answer... See full review

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Windy Tales

on Apr 1, 2013

Windy Tales is a slice of life series. A REAL slice of life series, as in it's actually realistic things that happen to the characters. The artsyle is very strange and it will put off many people, but those that are willing to give this title a chance will be rewarded. Story- First of all, this is an actual slice of life show, so don't expect the characters to be super quirky and and to have all this interesting well timed dialogue. This is a very realistic show and realistic things happen. If a dad facing a middle age crisis goes out and buys a motorcycle he will crash the bike and break his leg... See full review

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

Guardian of Darkness

on Mar 31, 2013

Takegami, a somewhat decent action OVA title from the 90's. I guess you could say it was a mecha title, but not really since it's more of a transformation into this demon mecha type thing...  Story- The story follows our hero Koichi who has to fight off these dragons that are incarnation of ancient Japanese gods or something like that. He is granted the power of transforming into this badass red demon mecha thing in order to fight the dragons. There are a lot of references to Japanese Shitoism and I'm not going to pretend like I understood most of them. There is als oa girl name Terumi who has... See full review

5/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
4/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Psycho-Pass

on Mar 26, 2013

Fair warning, like most reviews in existence my review is quite biased and I was influeced by the "hype" factor concerning this particular anime. Quite a few factors influenced my hype for this title including the production studio (Production I.G), the setting (futuristic cyberpunk) and the writer (Mr. Urobutcher himself). Pretty much what I was expecting was Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex season 3, with awesome plot twists. What I got... wasn't completely unexpected, but at the same time I couldn't help but feel disappointed with it.  Story- As I mentioned before the... See full review

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

Usagichan de Cue!!

on Mar 10, 2013

This is a short ecchi OVA about a bunny girl named Mimika who just happens to fall into a harem situation with our main character Haru. Theres nudity and fanservice galore and also a few fights here and there. Story- So the story starts off with Inaba, a rough delinquent girl who happens to be fighting on the roof (yes he have some very smart characters here), while she manages to defeat her opponent she falls off the roof in order to save this rabbit and somehow ends up "merging" with it... yeah this is never properly explained. So now Inaba shares her body with the rabbit called Mimika... See full review

3/10 story
5/10 animation
4/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01

on Mar 9, 2013

I'll try to keep my review short, because this is only about a 40 min OVA, but basically its a good old 80's sci-fi OVA without all that much context behind it. Story and Characters- So the story focuses on this kid named Kouji who just happens to find  this military mecha suit prototype called Madox-01. He somehow finds himself piloting this thing, but at the same time needs to rendezvous with a girl he likes. So he races against the clock to meet up this girl while trying to avoid the military which is trying to reclaim the suit with their own suit (well I guess its more of an Exo-skeleton armor... See full review

5.5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
5/10 sound
5/10 characters
6/10 overall

Papillon Rose

on Mar 8, 2013

So this is the sequel to Lingire warrior Papillon Rose, which was a one episode OVA and I guess at some point someone thought they should make this into a 6 episode OVA... both of these titles are ofcourse awful.  Story- So this story takes place 1 year after the events of the first OVA and somehow the main characters have all lost their memories. So now Tsubomi (Papillon Rose) must band her previous allies together to fight the evil minions of Night Queen and her henchwomen monster of the week style. There are some pretty crappy plot twists later on and aside from that it's very predictable and very... See full review

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

Wolf Children

on Mar 3, 2013

I wasn't really sure what exactly to expect when I heard of this anime. A mother taking care of werewolf children? Sounded pretty damn silly to me, but I gotta say I was surprised in a good way with this film. This movie comes to us from the director of works such as Summer wars and Girl Who Leapt through time, so I had somewhat high expectations and this movie doesn't disappoint.  Story- The story centres around Hana a young women who happens to fall in love with a wolf who can somehow turn into a human and procreate with humans. Now this is where your suspension of disbelief comes in, at first... See full review

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

Burn Up!

on Mar 2, 2013

So Burn Up! Is a one episode OVA that spawned two 12 episode T.V series and another 4 episode OVA. If I had to compare it to anything it would be Bubble Gum Crisis also by AIC, excpet not quite as good. It's pretty much your basic cops OVA, with a bit of violence and fanservice here and there.  Story- So the story is pretty much about these female cops in the future who have to defeat this evil organization and rescue their friend... yeah not the most origianl story there ever was. The story dragged a little in the middle, but the actiony parts were quite engaging.  Animation- Easily the... See full review

6/10 story
7.5/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
6/10 overall

Hells Angels

on Feb 24, 2013

So after looking for this anime seemingly for years I finally found it. So did it live up to my expectations? Actually kind of yeah, althought the animation was a little shaky at parts and even though I felt like the run-time could have easily been cut in half, I still really enjoyed this a lot. Story- So without getting into spoilers, theres quite a few biblical references in this movie and it's not very subtle about it either, they are quite overt. the main premise is a girl named Linne has "died" and been sent to Hell, which apparently is an Academy for halloween themed... See full review

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

Shinkai no Kantai: Submarine 707

on Feb 19, 2013

So we got a good ol' sci-fi 90's OVA's with minimal plot and fairly forgettable action and characters produced by Teoi animation and... J.C Staff? Don't they usually only do crappy schoom romcoms? well apparantly they did some crappy sci-fi OVA's as well and one of them is this little gem? Well not really, I'm sure all 9 (currently) other people whov'e actually seen this will agree that there was a reason it has been forgotten. Story- Now there isn't anything inherently bad about this, its just that it isn't at all memorable. So the story focuses on the crew of this submarine. They're brought to... See full review

4/10 story
5/10 animation
3/10 sound
4/10 characters
4/10 overall

Berserk

on Dec 2, 2012

I think there is one anime for everyone that "converted" them into an anime fan. An anime that is so good that is just takes your preconceptions of what anime is and just crumbles them into dust. An anime that just blows your brain into so many pieces that by the time your finished recovering all of the pieces, you'll feel like a completely different person. An anime that seems to peer into your soul and make you question your own existence. This anime put me through every emotion on the spectrum and then some. Berserk is less of an anime for me and more of a rite of passage, from a lonely angsty... See full review

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Kizuoibito

on Nov 30, 2012

Well... this I'm not really sure what to say about this 5 episode OVA called Kizuoibito (Wounded Man). Pretty much its Kazuo Koike worst anime adaption. Its not as interesting or visually appealing as Crying Freeman, nor is it as gut wrenchingly hilarious (if you have a weird sense of humor like me) as Madbull 34. Well I guess a part of that has to do with the fact that its his earliest OVA dating back to 1985.  Story- So the story follows the main character Keiske who is trying to get revenge for his dead highschool sweet heart. The ones he wants to get revenge on? A porn company... yes a... See full review

3/10 story
5/10 animation
4/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

Panzer World Galient OVA

on Nov 29, 2012

Well being the lazy individual that I am I didn't want to watch all 26 episodes of Panzer Wolrd Galient, instead I decieded to settle for this OVA series that covers the series in 2, 1 hour OVAs.... seems legit. The 3rd OVA is a special side story... but not really. Story- So the stroy is that theres this kid named Jojo(hehe) who has to save the kingdom from this bad guy named Mardar. Theres these awesome centaur themed mechs, but the main character uses a more robotic/knight looking one to my disapointment. So yeah Its prety much just Jojo trying to save his kingdom with some minimal plot twists... See full review

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

Sakura Diaries

on Nov 29, 2012

Well this is a strange little OVA... well not very little considering its 12 episodes, which is the length of a regular TV series nowadays, Just goes to show how things have changed I guess. Anyway this is pretty much an ecchi romcom, much like the ecchi romcoms of modern anime, except it was made in the 90's which means its better right? Well not really =/ Story- So the story follows the life of a College reject and country boy named Touma Inaba, who has his dreams of getting into a good university crushed when he fails his entrance exams and has to enter a cram school. During his stay in the... See full review

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

Babel II OVA

on Nov 29, 2012

I'm gonna keep this short. I honestly can't say much about this anime. The plot is unoriginal the characters are boring and the animation is below standard for me. If you REALLY want a show about people with psychic powers then maybe you could consider watching this, but honestly this OVA felt really pointless. The main character barely has any trouble defeating his enemies and theres some "attempt" at doing a plot twist, but it doesn't really work and there is also a light romantic sub-plot which doesn't ever get enough development. Maybe the T.V series of this are much better and this anime... See full review

4/10 story
4/10 animation
4/10 sound
4/10 characters
4/10 overall

California Crisis: Gun Salvo

on Nov 29, 2012

Is it me or does this site just really hate older anime >_> Anyway this review is for a very underwatched 80's OVA known as California Crisis. As you would guess the OVA is set in California, America and contains quite a lot of pop cultural references from that time such as Rocky.  Story- So the story follows this guy and girl as they're trying to run away from some secret government agency that is looking for this ball that the girl happened to pick up.Thats about it without spoiling the end... whch honestly wasn't that good. Its kind of a prolonged chase scene, but a really fun one... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
4/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

All That Gundam

on Nov 20, 2012

Just a short one minute clip made in 1989 displaying all the previous gundam series. Made for the 10th anniversary of the original Gundam and also a promotion for Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket.

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

A Letter to Momo

on Nov 20, 2012

Let me start off by saying that I was quite disapointed with this anime movie by Production I.G. Maybe I was just expecting something differen't or actually original or unique, but instead I got "A letter to Momo". Now by no means is this a bad film it is just very unoriginal and also extremely slow-paced. Did I mention that this movie took 7 years to make?  Story- The story is very basic, it follows the protagonist Momo who has moved to an island with her mother from Tokyo. When she arrives on the island she encounters certain "supernatural presences" that I will not spoil... See full review

5/10 story
9/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Souten Kouro

on Nov 18, 2012

*WARNING* This anime contains exessive amounts of violence and blood, if you cannot stand those kinds of things, this anime is defintely not for you. Also this anime is very heavy on manliness. As such sits near the top of a short list of anime that I would consider Manime or manly anime. This usually means things such as manly admiration, manly tears and ofcourse minimal to nonexistent female presence. Okay now to the review. Story- Souten Kouro or "Beyond the Heavens" has quite a unique setting in being set in China during the Han Dynasty and being looesely based on the events of... See full review

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

Call Me Tonight

on Oct 5, 2012

I honestly don't see why people hate this so much >_> I actually found it quite hilarious. Yeah theres not much char development or explanation, but its a 30 min OVA what do you expect? Just the very though that this exists during the 80's is hilarious in itself. It might have been something really terrible if it was done during our time, but I think the 80's atmosphere (animation and music) adds a nice touch to this kind of story. Plus I believe this is the first anime ever to feature tentacles but no sex lol. Also the female gang member(Maki) was probably the most useful character in the anime... See full review

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

Furiko

on Sep 14, 2012

I don't think any anime has made be cry so suddenly and without warning... Literally 3 minutes before I'm completely normal and 3 mintures later I'm sobbing. This animation is only 3 minutes long, yet it manages to tell a story better than most anime or movies. Its really it's hard to explain in words the effects of this anime, its only 3 minutes so just watch it and see for yourself. 

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

Sakigake!! Otokojuku

on Sep 14, 2012

Are you ready to walk the path of a man? Do you believe it is your time to become a true man among men? Then it may just be the right time for you to watch Sakigake!! Otoko Juku! **WARNING** Side effects of Sakigake!! Otoko Juku! may include: Your voice dropping several octaves, rapid muscle development on all parts of your body (yes even your eyebrows), profuse growth of hair on all parts of your body (especially your face), your shirt spontaneously bursting into shreds, caring way too much about your friends, height growth ranging from 1-4 feet, many manly tears, dangerously high... See full review

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

Salaryman Kintaro

on Sep 5, 2012

Some anime are just so manly that they no longer can be considered mere anime. They fall into the rare niche genre of MANIME!. Anime for men! Yes this anime is very manly! Its so manly infact I cried manly tears several times during my time watching this. If anything I'd say it was Silver Fang Gin, but instead of dogs... it actually had people and was much more realistic... but thats not saying much considering how realistic Silver Fang was >_> Story- The story... is very contrived, prepare to suspend you disbelief if you plan on watching this anime lol. So the story centers around our... See full review

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

Sci-fi Harry

on Aug 30, 2012

So I felt like checking out something different and this seemed like a good choice to me. Something kind of dark and fairly serious with some decent characters. Also an anime that didn't take place in Japan for once, was pretty refreshing. Story- So the story centres around our main character an American highschool student named Harry. Harry gets bullied a lot in school, because hes quiet and weird/awkward. One day however he finds out he has psychic powers and the story progresses and escalates from there. If there is a dub in your own language I suggest you watch that, because this anime has... See full review

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

Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa

on Aug 28, 2012

Now warning in advanced, I was a pretty big Saint Seiya (or as they called it here, Knights of the Zodiac) fan back when it was airing in Canada. It was like the dream anime for a kid, along with stuff like DBZ. So when this OVA started airing I was immedietly interested and began watching, if for nothing atleast nostalgic purposes. I was pleasently surprised with this prequel. Story- So this OVA is based on a manga and is actually the prequel for the original Saint Seiya series. The main story is pretty much a good v.s evil tale and they make it all the more easier to identify who is evil and who... See full review

6/10 story
9/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
7/10 overall

Tokyo Tribe 2

on Jul 9, 2012

Okay so to start this anime is not for everyone... and by not for everyone I mean thats probably only going to appeal to a select few individuals which include myself. So this anime is pretty much about the Yakuza life. So don't expect any highschool girls with mini skirts and moe bullshit. The OST conists mostly of rap music and its got that "urban" feeling to it that you can also find in some other anime like Michiko to Hatchin and Samurai Champloo. Story- So the story primarity focuses on the two characters Mera and Kai. its pretty much a revenge tale and also somewhat a tale of redemption... See full review

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

Tsuritama

on Jun 28, 2012

The first episode of this anime set my expectations of this anime way too high. I was really amazed at the animation, vibrant colors and detailed backrounds of this anime. It was like nothing I had seen before and so it really effected my viewing experience of this. Maybe if I just expected a typical bishie, fanservicy anime with no real plot ,my score would have been higher, but yeah what came after this was just a complete mess. *spoilers ahead* Story- The story is about these four guys who fish... yeah >_> Oh and one of them is an alien and his ancestor is in the sea and causing ships to steer... See full review

4/10 story
7/10 animation
4/10 sound
2/10 characters
5/10 overall