updated their review of Highschool of the Dead
As the series is incomplete, I will refrain from making any terribly in-depth judgments on its quality for now. But based on what I've seen so far, the series has a number of things going in its favor. The main character is one I am fond of, and while his backstory hasn't been developed fully yet...Read Wanginator'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 Fate/stay night
If there's one thing that I respect about anime that's been adapted from any sort of visual novel/dating sim/choose-your-own-adventure type deal, it's the fact that more often than not, they have to try to take key plot elements from all the routes of said novel or sim, and meld them all into one...Read Wanginator's full review
The Holy Grail War is a battle between seven magicians who each summon a mythical hero to fight for their cause. Shirou, a twice orphaned high school boy, had so little magical talent that his foster...
updated their review of 11eyes
A little while back, I remember questioning my taste in anime series, especially my apparently subconscious attraction to adaptations from visual novels and dating sims (Yes, unconscious. A good number of them I didn't realize were adapted from such until I looked it up). Even worse was that the...Read Wanginator's full review
Seven years ago, Kakeru’s sister killed herself, leaving him alone. Now a teenager, Kakeru lives a quiet life with his friend Yuka and other classmates – but things change forever...
updated their review of Grenadier
Take Trigun , swap out about 75% of the "cool" factor and 50% of the drama factor, and replace it with ecchi and fanservice (and perhaps a touch more comedy that stems from the ecchi), and in a nutshell you have Grenadier . For viewers who haven't watched Trigun , all this means...Read Wanginator's full review
In an era where guns are replacing swords, samurai are desperately trying to keep their ideals alive, though many become honorless mercenaries in desperation. Yajiro Kojima is one such mercenary who...
updated their review of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
The Suzumiya Haruhi series has been one that has consistently scored high marks on my personal scale when it comes to quality. Given, while I have friends that assert that the light novels are 100% better, I find both seasons of the anime, to say nothing of this movie, to be plenty satisfying...Read Wanginator's full review
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Yesterday, Kyon was helping prepare for an SOS Brigade Christmas party. But today, he wakes up to a whole other world. Haruhi and the SOS Brigade are gone, Koizumi's class is missing, Asahina...
updated their review of Angel Beats!
There is so much to this series that my brain can't quite wrap itself around, and usually that's a bad thing for an anime. But this is different. By the end of the anime, I was left with so many positive, juicy, warm and fuzzy emotions that I can't even begin to list them all. I think part of it...Read Wanginator'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 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Movie
Disclaimer here: if you have not played the visual novel OR watched the anime series, I suggest you put this one off, or otherwise subtract like 5 from the score I've given. To put it bluntly, the movie expects and assumes that the viewer has some background knowledge of Fate/stay night's story...Read Wanginator's full review
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Having spent the last 10 years of his life studying under a mysterious sorcerer, Shirou Emiya has become a Magi. But when he inadvertently summons the legendary female warrior Saber, Shirou is sucked...
updated their review of To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
To be sure, this series doesn't quite hold a candle to its predecessor. The series isn't chunked into obvious arcs like the first series, there are more filler episodes, and the overall feel of the series is more like a magical girl/villain-of-the-week genre than anything else. That being said, ...Read Wanginator's full review
In the technologically-advanced Academy City, millions of students study superhuman and psychic powers. Judgment, a group made up of specially-trained students and adults, helps combat threats to the...
updated their review of Umineko no Naku Koro ni
First off let me say that I am likely going to update this review at some point. I know one should usually try to keep an unbiased perspective when reviewing something, but I guess this was unavoidable. I watched all the Higurashi animations, and though I never played the games, I thoroughly...Read Wanginator's full review
In the year 1986, eighteen members of the Ushiromiya family head to Rokken Island where Kinzo, the elderly head of the household, will soon choose one of them as his successor. A portrait of the...
updated their review of Seitokai Yakuindomo
As far as the enjoyment I got out of the series myself, I give it a 7 out of 10. Now that being said, there are several things one should know about Seitokai Yakuindomo before they add it to their list of anime series to watch. Let's start with the obvious; THIS SERIES IS NOT FOR KIDS!!! Now, I...Read Wanginator's full review
Once a popular all girls' school, Ousai Private Academy is now co-ed due to declining birth rates. Takatoshi Tsuda, a boy newly attending Ousai solely because of the proximity to his house, is...
updated their review of Kannagi
Contrary to what some may think from reading the synopsis, there is actually less plot involved in Kannagi than you think. While there is a loose underlying theme and storyline, the bulk of the series focuses on comedy and humor, with just a touch of drama added in here and there. This is by no...Read Wanginator's full review
Mikuriya Jin makes a woodcarving from the remains of a guardian tree, but he gets much more than he bargained for when girl materializes from the statue! Her name is Nagi, the troublesome and at...
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updated their review of Eien no Aseria: Spirit of Eternity Sword
To put it bluntly, the OVA doesn't do the game justice (if you haven't played it, go find a copy of the non-18+ version and play it right now! Do it!). Part of this is understandable; the OVA appears to serve as an introduction to the plot only, but even in doing that, it falls short. There are...Read Wanginator's full review
After a plane accident killed their parents, Yuto and Kaori have continued to live together as a family; but while visiting their parents’ grave one day, the duo was unwillingly transported to...
updated their review of Ragnarok: The Animation
Players of Ragnarok Online, you may be able to add 2 or 3 to the rating I have given just because you'll actually have some understanding of what's going on, and you'll find some of the references to the actual game humorous. I myself am a former RO-player, so I actually managed to get some...Read Wanginator's full review
Roan and Yuufa are two travelers in the world of Ragnarok, a place filled with magic, swordsmanship, quests, and of course, Porings! Armed with plenty of spells and potions, the two set off on a...
updated their review of Seitokai no Ichizon
Seitokai no Ichizon is another of those series adapted from light novels into anime, which was one of the reasons that attracted me to it in the first place. It revolves around the daily activities of a group of students that make up the Student Council at a particular school (By the way, the...Read Wanginator's full review
There’s never a dull day in lives of the Hekiyou Academy student council! President Kurimu has a sweet tooth and neglects her duties with ease, while secretary Chizuru skillfully manipulates...
updated their review of Kowarekake no Orgel
As the OVA is only half an hour long, it's hard to make any really elaborate descriptions regarding its quality.
To start, the OVA mainly focuses on two characters and their day-to-day life and activities, to the exclusion of everything else. The OVA barely touches on other details, but it...Read Wanginator's full review
One day, the solemn musician Keiichiro finds a broken down android in the rain. Though he tries to fix her, she’s an old Flower model and parts aren’t available, so Keiichiro resigns...
updated their review of Denpa Teki na Kanojo
At the time of writing this, I'm still hopeful that the last installment of the three-part OVA will come out sometime this year, though at this point I've kind of gotten tired of waiting and am beginning to direct my attention to other series on my waiting list. Even so, I have good faith that...Read Wanginator's full review
Juu Juuzawa is a tough kid in a rough town. One day, he is approached by an odd girl by the name of Ame, who claims that she was connected to him in a past life and insists on serving as Juu's...
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Under the rule of a tyrannical empire, Tatsumi, a young swordsman, leaves his home to save his poverty stricken village. He meets a girl named Akame, an assassin who was bought, brainwashed and...
One year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department, Seijiro Kikuoka, with a request to enter another VRMMO called Gun...
Fuyuki City—a city surrounded by the ocean and the mountains becomes the setting for an age old ritual. To realize the mythical Holy Grail, which is said to grant any wish from its possessor...
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The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black...
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Rin Tohsaka, a young girl, finds her father's memento. All it has is a catalyst and a pendant. She sets out to summon Saber, a powerful spirit.
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The journey of everyone involved in Elder Tale continues as Shiroe tries to resolve a foreseeable future problem by going through a full raid together with Naotsugu, new friend Tetra and Susukino's...
An urban legend states that those exceptionally gifted at gaming will be sent a special game invitation, and the winners of the challenge will be whisked away to another world. When Sora and Shiro...
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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With over 20 million players worldwide, Elder Tale is one of the hottest online RPGs. At least, it used to be only a game, until the fateful day that tens of thousands of players became stuck in the...
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Conan and the gang are taking a long needed vacation aboard a luxury liner – paid for by Sonoko! Their peace and tranquility is interrupted, however, by a string of murders onboard involving...
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Virtual reality is no longer a thing of the past, and Conan and the gang have been chosen to be part of a special test group. However, as always, the fun is shattered by nothing less than a murder in...