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VivisQueen

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Exemplary Female Characters

Looking for an anime whose ladies take charge of their destinities, are complex, diverse, and not merely props for their male counterparts? Then this list will guide the way!

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VivisQueen Dec 31
just watched ERASED on Anime-Planet

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ERASED
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2016

Satoru Fujinuma is a reclusive part-timer with no plans for the future. What sets him apart from the other slackers in his town is an involuntary time travel ability that allows him to jump back...

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VivisQueen Sep 27
updated their review of Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail
Score 7.5/10

Story Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail fully exploits the OVA format to deliver a grittier, grimier ride through Roanapur. While the franchise traditionally splashed more explosions on our TV screens than gloopy ruby-red blood, that trend reverses here as our heroes slice, dice...

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Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail
  • OVA (5 eps x 33 min)
  • 2010 - 2011

When someone kills Diego Lovelace, the only man to have been kind to 'the Maid' Roberta, any shred of faith and hope left within her is destroyed. For her, the only recourse is to find those...

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VivisQueen Sep 27
updated their review of Natsume Yuujinchou
Score 7.5/10

Story Fans of Haibane Renmei and Mushishi rejoice! Natsume Yuujinchou has finally arrived, and what better way to explore the theme of loneliness than through the eyes of a boy who can see things nobody else can? Packed at every turn with great humour, intense tragedy and snippets of...

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Natsume Yuujinchou
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2008

Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had...

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VivisQueen Sep 26
updated their review of Ride Back
Score 4/10

Action is the spice of life. This fact seems to have passed Ride Back by; instead it reworks the mecha genre – get this – with less epic awesomeness and a lot more teenage moping!!!1! This is indeed deceptive stuff that begins riproaringly well in the first episode with outstanding...

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Ride Back
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2009

Amidst the turbulent revolution of 2025 wrought by the GGP government, Rin Ogata only dreams of becoming a ballerina; like her mother before her, Rin’s grace and agility mean she’s...

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VivisQueen Sep 22
updated their review of Bokurano
Score 8/10

Story Bokurano is almost a new kind of mecha show , considering it deliberately skimps on action in favour of personal drama. Although physical fights abound, their lack of pomp precludes titillation; giant robots exist but they are cumbersome and finish each other off quickly. Rather...

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Bokurano
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2007

When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives...

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VivisQueen Sep 22
updated their review of Fractale
Score 5.5/10

Story There are two types of derivatives: fun, tacky ones that laugh at themselves and the more unfortunate ones that insist on selling clichés as though we’d never seen them before. Fractale lands firmly in the latter category, although, with such a plain, bumbling sincerity...

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Fractale
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2011

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...

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VivisQueen Sep 22
updated their review of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Score 7.5/10

Story This review assumes you have played the original Final Fantasy VII game. If you haven't, I would heartily discourage you from watching this movie, because your enjoyment of it will most likely be far below what it should be. Ultimately, the way to judge it is not by asking ‘Does...

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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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VivisQueen Sep 21
updated their review of Bubblegum Crisis
Score 6/10

Story With the threat of nuclear annihilation never far from their minds, people in the eighties speculated a lot about the future, and seemingly with despair. The 21st century would be darker and more lawless, and shady guys at the top would determine the fate of the hapless masses at the...

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Bubblegum Crisis
  • OVA (8 eps)
  • 1987 - 1991

The year is 2032. Tokyo has been destroyed by a great earthquake and a new city, MegaTokyo, has risen from the ashes. Humans now live side-by-side with androids known as Boomers who perform many of...

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VivisQueen Sep 21
updated their review of Berserk
Score 8.5/10

Story While I would have liked to begin with a witty, intellectual line about how great Berserk is, I just couldn't find the right words to do it. For some reason, Berserk defies any attempts at clever analysis, meaning that I'm left with no option but to say it how I feel: Berserk is...

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Berserk
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 1997 - 1998

Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal...

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VivisQueen Sep 18
updated their review of Kurozuka
Score 5.5/10

Story After twelve curious episodes filled with time jumps, flashbacks, and eye-boggling aerobatics, I regretfully find myself tossing Kurozuka into my Almost But Not Quite bin. After all, Kurozuka is almost disturbing, almost intelligent, almost outstandingly beautiful, but not quite...

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Kurozuka
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2008

In feudal Japan, Kurou and his servant Benkei are fleeing from Kurou's elder brother, who has recently ascended to the throne. In a forest, they come across a house and a strange woman by the name of...

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VivisQueen Sep 17
updated their review of Death Note
Score 8.5/10

Enter the mind of a sociopath, Light Yagami. A remarkable teenager, he's devilishly handsome, twice junior tennis champion, and ranks first in the national exams. In other ways, though, he's quite the simpleton: a textbook megalomaniac with delusions of grandeur. Oh, and he's just been handed the...

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Death Note
  • TV (37 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light...

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VivisQueen Sep 16
updated their review of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Score 8/10

Story Adorable little magical girls have been getting into contracts for decades. It’s about time that someone asked what would happen if those contracts went wrong. Of course, the concept has worked in other genres ( mecha show Bokurano is a strong recent example) but considering...

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2011

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream...

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VivisQueen Sep 16
updated their review of Katanagatari
Score 9/10

Story Katanagatari has no right to be as grand and engrossing as it is considering its impressively banal premise. A mysterious woman called Togame turns up on a lonely island to recruit the martial artist Shichika . She needs his help to gather twelve swords from twelve immensely...

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Katanagatari
  • TV (12 eps x 50 min)
  • 2010

In the wake of a rebellion that shook Japan twenty years prior, Togame Hida, general director and strategist for the army, seeks to obtain the 12 "deviant blades" created by master...

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VivisQueen updated their review of Ouran High School Host Club
Score 8.5/10

Ouran doesn't just mercilessly poke fun at shoujo cliches and fangirl frenzy, it harpoons them. In a string of merciless parodies and precisely timed recurring gags, it somehow builds a fresh product from the stale remains of a generally vacuous genre. Furthermore, its archetypical characters...

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Ouran High School Host Club
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2006

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music...

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VivisQueen Aug 31
updated their review of Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Score 7.5/10

Story Disclaimer: this review may contain a spoiler for the first episode. Few shows this year will elicit such tender, bittersweet feelings as AnoHana . Anime rarely focus on the grieving process, and the series’ sensitive execution of the subject makes it a treasure among...

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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2011

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...

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VivisQueen Aug 24
updated their review of Vampire Knight
Score 7/10

Story On the face of it, Vampire Knight appears to be just another hackneyed shoujo series designed to cater to sexually frustrated fangirls. Firstly, you have the exquisite beauty of the entire male cast; not to mention the relentless ‘sucking' and ‘biting' and ‘sinking'...

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Vampire Knight
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2008

Cross Academy is a school with a difference: in a unique and experimental setup designed by the headmaster, it has a Day Class consisting of ordinary humans and a Night Class filled with vampires...

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VivisQueen Aug 23
updated their review of Saiunkoku Monogatari
Score 7/10

Story Saiunkoku Monogatari is one of those pleasant surprises where you get a lot more than you bargained for; indeed, far from being a fluffy, witless romance, this title offers a rare formula of ‘pink politics' where a girl tries to make it in a man's world as governor of an empire...

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Saiunkoku Monogatari
  • TV (39 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007

In an ancient and mythological land called Saiunkoku, the people have begun to recover from a period of war and famine; thus, when an official from the imperial court offers the impoverished and...

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VivisQueen Aug 20
updated their review of Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Score 9.5/10

Story A popular African proverb states: 'When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.' Shows like Now and Then, Here and There and Grave of the Fireflies point to the grass, the suffering of the masses at the bottom. Legend of the Galactic Heroes tackles the questions...

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes
  • OVA (110 eps)
  • 1988 - 1997

The war between the monarchical Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance has raged ceaselessly across the galaxy for over a century, with the fleets of both powers having fought...

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VivisQueen Aug 18
updated their review of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Score 8.5/10

Story Opening with a chess game where a high-school student, Lelouch Lamperouge, defeats an aristocrat in record time, Code Geass is a show clearly low in logic and high in cheese. When said student acquires mind-control powers, an all-black superhero costume, and starts playing...

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a...

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VivisQueen updated their review of Planetes
Score 8.5/10

Story Highly detailed and comprehensive world settings do not a story make. Nonetheless, combined with a humorous cast and a poignantly contemporary narrative, the use of detailed realism can be the clincher for maximum entertainment. Planetes happens to be just that kind of anime. With its...

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Planetes
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2003 - 2004

In the year 2075, humanity has spread to the stars, along with their technology, colonies, and... waste? At such great speeds in orbit, even a tiny bolt can cause a tragic disaster. Enter the team of...

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VivisQueen updated their review of Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
Score 7/10

Story Complex and deep it ain't but the series sure makes up for it with a sick and eccentric premise. There really isn't much else to say apart from what is in the AniRec synopsis without ruining the viewing experience. The story opens innocently enough with Sakura and the girl of his dreams...

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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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VivisQueen updated their review of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Score 7.5/10

Story The sci-fi shounen genre has never had it this good. Okay, not never , but Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann is one of those rarities which has clawed its way out of the pile of junk that stinks up the shounen genre to provide something truly refreshing. Tengen Toppa is Gundam on...

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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  • TV (27 eps)
  • 2007

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...

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VivisQueen updated their review of Mind Game
Score 9/10

A coward is not someone who simply feels fear, but whose life chronically stalls because of it. Nishi, the protagonist, is a textbook case whose inner monologues reveal a highly discerning person but whose insecurities also dull him to the point of inertia. He loves his childhood friend Myon but...

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Mind Game
  • Movie (1 ep x 104 min)
  • 2004

Nishi has been in love with Myon since he was 9 years old. They both had feelings for each other, but due to Nishi's cowardice their relationship never became more than friendship. Now, in the...

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VivisQueen updated their review of Seirei no Moribito
Score 8/10

Story Whilst many would think an average score on plot is a wounding loss, I would argue that that depends on whether the story is a character based tale or story driven tale. Seirei no Moribito is most definitely about the relationships, rendering the external situation less important. It...

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Seirei no Moribito
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2007

In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his...

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VivisQueen updated their review of Major Season 4
Score 6/10

Story From the start, Major has provided non-stop excitement by alternating expertly between gripping sports clichés and more-than-decent character tragedies. On top of this, it offers one of the most phosphorescent protagonists to date, Goro Shigeno, whose adventures have been...

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Major Season 4
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2008

Goro’s sporting adventures continue, only this time he is in the land where baseball was born – America! Not only are his opponents bigger, tougher, and more determined than ever before...

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VivisQueen Jul 31
updated their review of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Score 6.5/10

Story For the uninitiated, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam will seem either a complete obscurity or just another sequel in the seemingly immortal Gundam franchise. In fact, it has garnered legions of life-long fans since its release twenty-five years ago and enjoys the status of being one of...

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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
  • TV (50 eps)
  • 1985 - 1986

The year is Universal Century 0087, and mankind has yet to be liberated from Earth's gravity. Seven years since the end of the One Year War, tensions between the Earth Federation and the space...

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