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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Summer Wars
Score 9/10

Story Ah, summertime. A golden period of sunshine, vacations, baseball games, and for many of today’s youth, a healthy (or unhealthy) dose of gaming. Among adults gaming has acquired a reputation mostly associated with bad grades, lack of self-discipline, and guns. Many of you who are...

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Summer Wars
  • Movie (1 ep x 114 min)
  • 2009

In the future, all facets of society are tied into OZ, a virtual world inhabited by millions of users. Kenji, one of OZ’s moderators, was set to begin another typical summer when the lovely...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Score 6.5/10

Story The term yamato nadeshiko implies an unassuming, graceful, submissive young woman – think of it as the “girl-next-door” (or wallflower) of traditional Japan. In our progressive, modern world, shoujo anime seems to be raising a vendetta against this image, grinding...

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Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007

Nakahara Sunako, a high school girl whose interests include horror movies, coffins and gore, is sent by her aunt to live in an extravagant mansion with four ridiculously handsome boys. As if living...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of School Rumble
Score 8/10

Story Sometimes you want life to be better than it is. You don’t mean awesome robots, cool superpowers, or easy panty shots – you would be perfectly happy with popular friends, good old fun, and wannabe lovers lavishing you with their desire. Basically, you want your currently...

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School Rumble
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2004 - 2005

Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Zero no Tsukaima
Score 7/10

Story Wands! Cloaks! A magic academy nestled in the mountains! Sound familiar? Yes, Harry Potter would most likely come to mind, but just take out the Voldemort aspect and replace it with a little ecchi fan service, a lot of romance, and a positive avalanche of cuteness. Zero no Tsukaima ...

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Zero no Tsukaima
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2006

In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Serial Experiments Lain
Score 6.5/10

Story If the purpose of Serial Experiments Lain is to get your mind whirling, it succeeds. If its purpose is to get you thinking, not so much. This anime is a hit-or-miss philosophical cesspool that could either captivate or disgust. It’s like swallowing a series of shots that burn...

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Serial Experiments Lain
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 1998

"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Basilisk
Score 7.5/10

Story Those who enjoyed the adventures of Naruto or the violence of Ninja Scroll would most likely pounce on Basilisk faster than you can say kunai . Would those ninja-mongers like it? That’s a tough question. True, Basilisk is a story about ninjas – but it goes deeper...

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Basilisk
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2005

Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Arakawa Under the Bridge
Score 8/10

Story Arakawa under the Bridge may look like an anime for potheads (what with the kappa costume, star mask, and nun with a gun, among other things), but truthfully it’s just a thirteen-episode-long plate of sashimi: it takes a little getting used to, but ends up being absolutely...

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Arakawa Under the Bridge
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2010

Holding strictly to his family's creed, Kou Ichinomiya has never once, in his life of privilege, owed anything to anyone – that is, until a self-proclaimed Venusian named Nino saves him from...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of La Corda D'Oro ~primo passo~
Score 5/10

Story So how often do we hear "shoujo" and "classical music" uttered in the same sentence? Both entities dwell in vastly different realms of substance, media, and mind, and after watching La Corda d’Oro , I am convinced that it should stay that way. For the average...

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La Corda D'Oro ~primo passo~
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007

Hino Kahoko is a sophomore at a high school which caters to both general students, and the musically elite. On the first day of class, Hino meets a fairy named Lili and is entrusted with a magical...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Black Cat
Score 7/10

Story I must admit that I tend to shy away from action titles. As such, I accept my friend’s loan of Black Cat ’s box set with not a little trepidation, intending to skim through the first couple episodes and promptly return the discs with a gracious smile and a feeling of relief...

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Black Cat
  • TV (23 eps)
  • 2005 - 2006

An organization known to the dark side of the world as Chronos claims to desire world peace, employing the top thirteen assassins in the world known as 'Erasers.' They each have a weapon customized...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Gedo Senki
Score 8.5/10

Story When Miyazaki Goro’s anticipated debut movie hit the screens in 2006, much of the reception was lukewarm, and even a bit unflattering. Let me tell you this: Unless all you care about is a gripping plotline, don’t take those criticisms seriously. Many of the reviewers expected...

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Gedo Senki
  • Movie (1 ep x 115 min)
  • 2006

In the lush fantasy world of Earthsea, dragons and humans no longer live together as one due to the greed of humanity. It is in this world that the young Prince Arren lives – a young man who is...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Looking Up At the Half-Moon
Score 6/10

Story Oh the bittersweet joys of a hospital romance. At least, that’s what Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora tries so desperately to express, but in the end it succeeds in only becoming a six-episode cliché. Yuichi and Rika are trapped within the sterile white walls of their own...

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Looking Up At the Half-Moon
  • TV (6 eps)
  • 2006

Yuichi is a teenage boy who was diagnosed with hepatitis; and as staying at the hospital is boring, he often sneaks out at night to hang out with his friends. However, each time he is caught by the...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Nodame Cantabile: Paris
Score 5.5/10

Story Fans of the original Nodame Cantabile , don’t start squealing yet. Actually, let’s just pretend the sequel never happened. As one wades through this eleven-episode piece of thick blancmange, it will feel like meeting an old friend, only to behold that friend very much...

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Nodame Cantabile: Paris
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2008

Chiaki and Nodame have both made it to Paris in pursuit of their futures as musicians. Chiaki begins his training as a world-class conductor and, in typical fashion, is quite successful; yet on the...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Over Drive
Score 7/10

Story In the words of James Matthew Barrie, “I’m youth, I’m joy, I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.” If an anime fit this description, it would be Over Drive – trite, pathetically idealistic, yet rapturously poetic all the same. The show, on...

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Over Drive
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2007

Mikoto Shinozaki is a normal high student with unfortunate normal problems: he's terrible at sports, has no special talents and is bullied by everyone at his school. That is, until one day Yuki, his...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Ichigo 100%
Score 3.5/10

Story One afternoon, something incredible happens to Manaka Junpei. As he steps onto the school roof, a beautiful girl sails down from the reddening sky, her skirt thrashing wildly in the wind as her scrumptious strawberry panties are displayed to the world. Embarrassed, she runs away, and the...

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Ichigo 100%
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2005

Manaka Junpei is an average guy who has only two dreams in life: to become a filmmaker and to find the girl of his dreams. Luckily for him, after a chance encounter on the roof of the school, he has...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Genshiken
Score 7.25/10

Story The lyrics of Genshiken ’s ending theme poetically summarize the show’s content: We are not yet adults Both simple and complex, a shiny marble When we looked through it back then It was nothing special, but our world was shining What we see now through...

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Genshiken
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2004

Ever wanted to join an anime club but felt its geekiness would hurt your reputation? Sasahara feels your pain. Genshiken, the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, is an organization of...

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babyeinstein12 updated their review of Nodame Cantabile: Finale
Score 7.5/10

Story For those expecting something akin to Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand , look for a different concert program. And before I stop using these weird music metaphors, let me say that Nodame Cantabile: Finale should more aptly be titled Nodame Cantabile: The Movement That Never...

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Nodame Cantabile: Finale
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2010

Chiaki and Nodame are still in Paris, ready to take their music-making to the next level. Nodame especially begins to display an unprecedented motivation for the piano, but she learns...

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Full Moon (Arina TANEMURA)
  • Vol: 7; Ch: 30
  • 2001 - 2004

Twelve-year-old Mitsuki Koyama is determined to become a singer, partially because of a promise she made to a long lost friend. Yet unfortunately, Mitsuki has a malignant tumor in her throat that...

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Absolute Boyfriend
  • Vol: 6; Ch: 32
  • 2003 - 2005

All Riiko Izawa wants is a boyfriend, but she has been rejected left and right by every guy she has ever liked. In a moment of desperation, she orders a special "Nightly Lover" figure from...

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MeruPuri
  • Vol: 4; Ch: 22
  • 2002 - 2004

Airi has always dreamed of marrying her fated true love and living a normal, happy life – a dream disrupted forever when Aram, a prince from another world, emerges from her grandmother’s...

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Chihayafuru
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2011 - 2012

Chihaya Ayase is a famous beauty at her school, but she’s far from a conventional girl. Three years ago in her final year of elementary school, Chihaya and her friend Taichi became infatuated...

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Paprika
  • Movie (1 ep x 91 min)
  • 2006

In Japan, a team of scientists have created a medical breakthrough: a device that allows the wearer to enter the dreams of a patient, for the purpose of healing. The talented Paprika is a master at...

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Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
  • Movie (1 ep x 95 min)
  • 2006

Naruto, Sakura, Rock Lee and Kakashi are sent on a summer mission to protect a prince of the extremely rich Moon Country on his long journey to buy his desires – including an entire circus...

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Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
  • Movie (1 ep x 96 min)
  • 2005

In the midst of another dull and routine mission, Naruto finds himself in a battle with a mysterious knight, who possesses an even more mysterious power! Meanwhile, an invading army from across the...

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Naruto the Movie 1: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
  • Movie (1 ep x 82 min)
  • 2004

Team 7 has been sent on a mission to the Snow Country to protect Yukie Fujikaze, a famous actress whose film is being shot in the area. But when Naruto and the gang arrive on set, they are attacked...

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Millennium Actress
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2001

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...

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My Beautiful Girl Mari
  • Movie (1 ep x 80 min)
  • 2002

My Beautiful Girl, Mari is a story of two childhood friends, Nam-woo and Jun-ho, who are growing up in a fishing village full of unwanted change. With the discovery of a glowing marble, Nam-woo...

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