updated their review of Kurozuka
After watching the first
ep I thought this anime could have some decent fighting scenes. I
didn't know just how wrong I was. Fights quickly went down to average /
below average. As the action scenes are the only thing this type of
anime can build on, I was really surprised that...Read aritentd's full review
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...
updated their review of Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Cowboy Bebop the Movie It took me quite a long time to get to this movie. I guess I was afraid it would not live up to my expectations. Fortunately it did! Keep in mind that I am writing this review after watching the series, I am not sure how I would rate it as a standalone movie. I have to...Read aritentd's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 115 min)
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...
updated their review of Trigun
I had the same feeling of
being in a presence of a classic as when i watched Cowboy Bebop,
although story-wise Trigun is not as deep as Cowboy Bebop. It does have
a lot of style and a great character design, but the best thing about
Trigun is its sense of humor.
Well written...Read aritentd's full review
“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents...
updated their review of FLCL
I started watching FLCL
knowing of all the hype surrounding it and after seeing it, I know why
it has such a strong fan base. Unfortunately it just didn't work for me.
is highly abstract anime. I personally love shows, which make you
think. The problem with such level of...Read aritentd's full review
Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much...
updated their review of Cat Soup
Brilliant. Cat Soup is randomness at its best. It is strange, amusing, provoking and well paced (yea, sorry FLCL).
story? Well...two cats...on a journey...and death...why do you care? It
is definitely not something to be watched for story or character
development. Cat...Read aritentd's full review
Cat Soup is an extremely abstract, abnormal, and at times, disturbing adventure, from the director of Nadesico. This 30 minute OVA follows two kittens through what seems to be the underworld, as they...
updated their review of GANTZ
Gantz This really should have worked. It had the perfect setting for a gore/violence anime. Unfortunately not every labyrinth has a way out and Gantz got lost.
story, although being just below average, did a decent job of creating
a background for the action. It had some good points...Read aritentd's full review
Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room...
updated their review of Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi
Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi
though I would be able to force myself to finish it and just rate it
0.5 star, but at the end I couldn't do that. In fact it is the worst
thing I have ever seen (mind you I have seen just about 70 anime series
and movies, still it is pretty bad).
I...Read aritentd's full review
Every four years, the violent Queen's Blade tournament begins once more. Meant as a test of strength and beauty, girls fight each other in hopes of gaining power over the land, each with her own...
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updated their review of Spice and Wolf II
Spice and Wolf II
This is what a sequel should be like.
Embracing all that is good about the show and advancing the best parts.
Spice and Wolf is back with all the witty lines you can take!
am always happy when I find an anime with medieval setting that doesn't
indulge itself in too...Read aritentd's full review
Kraft Lawrence and the proud wolf Holo the Wise continue their northward journey to Holo's mountain homeland of Yoitsu. As the two visit new towns and make new friends a growing relationship buds...
updated their review of La Maison en Petits Cubes
La Maison en Petits Cubes
see this coming. Even though it won an Academy Award, I have been
living in an utter darkness until vivafruit switched the lights on with
First thing you will notice is the distinctive style.
La Maison en Petits Cubes is an art piece and...Read aritentd's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 12 min)
An old man resides in a city mostly submerged by water, living in a home he had to build on top of his old one. His daily routine now consists of smoking his pipe, drinking wine, watching television...
updated their review of Millennium Actress
This is a great example of weaving a story from many threads and making the final product an extraordinary experience.
her films, we are told a story of an actress always chasing her love
and finding out that it is the actual chase she loves, not the man...Read aritentd's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty...
updated their review of Mnemosyne
I picked this up because of VivisQueen's review and I was pleasantly surprised.
thing that caught my attention was the awesome OP song by Galneryus (ED
too), Yama-b's vocals are just epic. Other songs of theirs are worth
checking out too.
Apart from the 6th ep the...Read aritentd's full review
Rin is a private investigator with an advantage: near immortality. Thanks to the spores of the Yggdrasill tree, both she and her assistant Mimi have lived many years longer than the average person...
updated their review of Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
seeing Black Lagoon I was pretty much sure what to expect of this and
it delivered all the crazy gunfights and recklessness I could ask for.
And it did so with a bit more finesse than the first part.
looking for a depth and intelligence...Read aritentd's full review
It has been a year since Rock joined the crew of the Black Lagoon, and while becoming accustomed to life in Roanapur, he also gets involved in many dangerous circles. With the level of violence...
updated their review of Spice and Wolf II OVA
I don't really have much to say about this, my thoughts are basically the same as with the show. I am happy that this OVA was not a drop in quality like with the Elfen Lied OVA. It has everything you would expect from Spice and Wolf. A must for fans, amusing experience for others. Read aritentd's full review
After a round of playful bantering at the inn, Holo the Wise falls prey to an illness that not even doctors can cure. Now that she’s having strange dreams, thinking embarrassing thoughts and...
- Vol: 4; Ch: 26
- 2001 - 2004
In the 2070s, increased interplanetary travel has led to crisis-level amounts of dangerous space debris, and someone has to clean it up. Planetes follows the space-garbage crew of aspiring explorer...
on episode 3 of 25
Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The...
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King Il of Kouka, a land said in legends to have been founded by four dragons, has only one remaining heir, a daughter named Yona. She lives a happy life in the palace with her cousin Soo-won, who...
Continuation of Mushishi Zoku Shou.
updated their review of Kite
After enjoying Mnemosyne I finally
dug out this classic from the bottom of my wtw list. Unfortunately the
conclusion I have reached is that explicit content doesn't always work
well with the story.
has a lot of explicit content, be it violence or sex, and a story that
would...Read aritentd's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 60 min)
As a young girl, Sawa is orphaned when both her parents are brutally murdered and is taken in by a police detective named Akai, who trains her to be a professional killer. He turns Sawa and Oburi, a...
updated their review of Kiki's Delivery Service
Kiki's Delivery Service
Another charming story by Hayao Miyazaki and a great mood lifter for when you don't want to bother with villains.
story is simple and straightforward, but engaging enough to keep your
attention. This optimistic flight on a broomstick offers a great...Read aritentd's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 103 min)
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...
updated their review of Barefoot Gen
It is sad and I mean
"Grave of the fireflies"-like sad and beautiful at the same time. There
is nothing more you might want from an anti-war movie, sweet child
caught amids the terrors of human stupidity.
Barefoot Gen takes
us on a tour through devastated...Read aritentd's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 83 min)
The year is 1945, and the Japanese war effort is grinding to a halt. In Hiroshima, the Nakaoka family is working hard to survive in the midst of poverty and persecution. With his father constantly...
updated their review of Wonderful Days
I have definitely seen better sci-fi, but it is still enjoyable, even if only for the looks.
story is your typical good versus bad uprising spiced with a bit of
love here and there. It is nothing original and not even the best
execution of such plot. It would really...Read aritentd's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
Surrounded by water and a world of pollution, oppression, and never-ending rain, the city of ECOBAN feeds off of the surrounding pollutants to sustain life on this seemingly last continent on earth...
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- TV Special (1 ep x 45 min)
The mushi are said to become uneasy during an eclipse. Tanyuu sends Ginko to monitor a village for the appearance of a mushi that causes a neverending eclipse. Her foreboding is justified when the...
- Movie (1 ep x 60 min)
Hal and Kurumi used to be lovers with dreams and aspirations, until one day a tragic plane crash tore them apart forever. To help mend his grieving granddaughter’s heart, an old man sends his...
- TV Special (1 ep x 48 min)
Should darkness rise from the depths of the cavern, the boundary between and man and mushi will vanish. Life itself will become bereft of death, and the natural order will crumble. The world as we...
They existed long before anyone can remember. They are simple and strange in nature, not resembling any other plant or animal in this world. In ancient times, people revered these bizarre creatures...
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Barakamon follows the story of Seishuu Handa - a calligrapher, who as a punishment from punching another famous calligrapher is outlawed to a small island. As a city boy will Seishuu be able to adapt...
- Movie (1 ep x 117 min)
Hana was a student before she was a mother. She was bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family...
It isn't unusual for a person to feel that the world around them is strange and has unexpected secrets lying just beyond their sight. However, for most people this is just an occasional sensation...