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Baccano! Specials

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These three episodes are a welcome addition to the series.  They basically give a lot of insight into the past of characters that did not recieve much attention in the original. For examploe, we learn the origin of Nice's burns and Jacuzzi's tattoo, as well as Chane's background.  If you've seen the original, you know what to expect in animation and sound, and the story and characters flow in a similar fashion to the original series.  While these episodes add little to the existing storyline, but are equally entertaining and serve to better flush out the show.

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

Baccano!

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If you are looking for a great series, look no further than Baccano!  This is definitely one of the better series I've recently seen.  It set in the 1920's, and the music (which is really catchy) reflects this beautifully.  The animation is crisp and beautiful as well.  Finally, I must say that the characters and the story of this series really shine.  The story is very disjointed, jumping between several years several times an episode, but this is done surprisingly well.  The characters have a similar situation:  There are more characters for this series than there are... See full review

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

Itsudatte My Santa!

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I had read the review about this and vowed never to watch it; however, due to a cheap price, I picked it up and decided to give it a try.  Although this is not the pinnacle of anime by any means, it is a pretty cute little show.  The animation as well as the sound are nothing special, but don't detract from it either.  The two main characters, Santa and Mai, are relatively interesting, but are nothing new to Ken Akematsu's work.  The remaining characters are relatively flat, but considering that the series is only two episodes long, I can forgive this.  Overall, I liked this... See full review

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

Ergo Proxy

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Ergo Proxy has proven to be a series that you either love or hate.  I personally found this series intoxicating, and feel it is a series that everyone should at least give a shot.  The storyline is very interesting, to say the least.  It does have a couple of severe misses, however.  The bookstore episode isn't that good, and the quiz show episode is one of the strangest things I've seen in an anime.  The animation is beautiful.  If you like anime with a gothic feel, this is the show for you.  This series combines gothic elements with a cyberpunk future very... See full review

8/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

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First and foremost, I must say that if you are on the fence about watching this, DO IT.  It is probably one of the greater series out there right now.  The plot starts off simple enough, and then slowly grows more and more epic in nature, and the ride is one of the best rushes I've felt from an anime in a long time.  The actual plot of the second half isn't as good as the first half in my opinion, but is still really good, and provides some moments near the end that will  put you in a state  of disbelief.  This series loves going over the top, but does it in such a way that it... See full review

9/10 story
8/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Toriko

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This show is definitely one of the more...interesting things I've seen in a while.  The plot scores some massive points for being both original and interesting.  This show exudes masculinity, so if you are not a shonen fan, you may not be as wowed as I was.  Without giving away too much of the plot, let's just say that fans of cooking shows that are also fans of larger than life battles will love this.  The animation is clean and crisp and definitely helps in bringing the characters to life.  The soundtrack is nothing special, but the voices fit the characters perfectly, and... See full review

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

Tenchi Muyo! GXP

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This is a relatively good series overall.  The humor can be a little low brow, but let's face it, that's what you turn into a series like this for (I personally love it).  If your like me, this series will have you laughing most of the time you watchi it.  The plot is relatively average. It's one severe flaw in my opinion is that it tries to be Tenchi Muyo without the Tenchi.  Each of the characters in the series starts off as a replacement for one of the Tenchi girl.  The art is also very similar to the original Tenchi, which instead of raising nostalgia just feels a... See full review

7/10 story
6/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
7.5/10 overall