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  • Adrift in Blighty
  • Joined Oct 12, 2007
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Fate/Zero

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As a prequel Zero does alot to revitalise the Fate franchise and improves on many aspects of it's predeccsor Fate/Stay Night. Unfortunately while the improvements are many I personally felt some aspects were still overlooked and ultimately held the series back. Primarily the story, which while talked about between the characters in an epic fashion is rather plain and without much structure. The Holy Grail war sounds about as epic as you can imagine and as I say the characters do a good job through dialogue making the whole thing very grandous sounding but ultimately in this first season it amounts to... See full review

4/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
6/10 overall

Speed Grapher

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Speed Grapher is as cool and sexy as it is grimey and unpleasent. I know this show doesn't have a good reputation, It was met with less than steller reviews back when it was released. But after watching it from beginning to end in less than two days I rather enjoyed its uncomprimising style, It's fetishes. It's driven by characters who are selfish to the core. It explores the dangers of obsession and of greed and while occasionally cliche its mostly successful. It also failed to explore some of the main cast as much as I'd might like or expect. Instead drafting in side characters for the most twisted... See full review

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

Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~

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Sekirei is a dumb show, like really dumb. I'll preface this by saying I don't really like harem shows very much. But for my own personal anime watching they can hold a purpose. The fact they are so mindless and dumb is why i watch them because after a more serious show sometimes I need dumb and eye candy. Something to switch the brain off too and laugh once awhile. While Sekirei provided this for me. While I didn't like the first season of Sekirei very much (It seemed even more shallow than most Harem's) the second season was much more enjoyable. If only for the fact that it contained way more... See full review

4/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
5/10 overall

Zenki

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Appearing on Japanese screens back in 1995, adapted from the Manga of the same name by Kikuhide Tani, Zenki is your typical 90's Shonen affair. The series amounts to your basic 'unwilling hero who controls a powerful force with a much less powerful form'. Think Inuyasha. It echos the time it was made and caters to the demographic it was aiming for. Its devoid of originality and doesn't shy away from any cliches of the genre. This may sound negative but rather than trying to be different it bathes itself in these cliches from the predictable plot and its 'Monster of the Week' episodic story telling... See full review

6/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
7/10 characters
6/10 overall