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Chrono Crusade: Azmaria's Extra Lessons

on Jul 25, 2010

Story: Chrono Crusade, a series heavily based in religious tradition. For those unfamiliar with the Catholic faith and its mythology, this could seem a little alien, but have no fear, Azmaria’s here with her version of ‘Chrono Crusade for Dummies’. While some of the content is relatively interesting – by explaining actual historical facts about both the religious aspect of the series and the historical – it really reminds me of listening to a short lecture. As such, it can seem a bit dull at times, and isn’t always the easiest thing to watch. “The story is... read more

3/10 story
1/10 animation
1/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall

Kanokon Specials

on Apr 25, 2010

Story:I must be a failure as a woman, because I didn't realise that there were SO MANY different ways to expose your breasts.Animation:So much bouncing. So many shiny nipples. It's like the shangri-la of boobs! (Though Tamamo's mahoosive nips border on the disturbing)Sound:Plenty of cheesy music to go with the various "photoshoot" episodes, not that any male is likely to be paying any attention to what he can hear at this point... Of course, when there's no music there are plenty of orgasmic noises, squelches and boings to titilate and satisfy even the most sexually-repressed guys out... read more

0.5/10 story
3/10 animation
2/10 sound
0.5/10 characters
1/10 overall

Kino's Journey

on Dec 2, 2009

Being a raving Mushishi fangirl, countless people have told me that I should really check out Kino's Journey as they have a similar feel to them. Thinking that it sounded good and having read many a recommendations for it with my favourite series plus discovering that it has a cluster of highly scored site reviews, I finally thought that I'd give it a go. After watching the first episode, I wasn’t entirely captivated, but after the second I was convinced that not only had I made the right choice in watching it, but that the money I spent on the DVD was well worth it. Kino’s Journey is... read more

9/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8.7/10 overall

Tactics

on Jun 24, 2010

Story
I’ve been watching anime for about five years now and recently I’ve been on a spree of re-watching some of my favourites from the earlier series I saw. Among them is Studio Deen’s 2003 title, Tactics – one of my first ventures into the world of supernatural anime. Set in the Taisho period of Japan (1912-1926), Tactics follows Kantaro Ichinomiya, a young folklorist who has been searching for a legendary monster – the demon-eating... read more

6.5/10 story
6.5/10 animation
6/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.6/10 overall

Victorian Romance Emma

on Oct 8, 2009

When I read the synopsis, this was one of those series that seemed kind of sweet, so I thought that I'd give it a go; and oh how glad I am that I did! This tale of unobtainable love set in Victorian England had me gripped from the very beginning and I marathoned the entire twelve episodes in one day; I just couldn't get enough. Despite its relatively slow pacing, you still manage to get a real sense of the progression of the central protagonist’s love and, as such, you really begin to care about them and their plight. Emma is so genuinely lovely and hardworking that she becomes possibly... read more

9/10 story
8/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.2/10 overall

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

on Apr 1, 2012

Story
There are many varying forms of random anime out there from Gag Manga Biyori to Haré & Guu, but when it comes to reviewing them I never know quite how to tackle it and do the shows justice. So this time, I’ve decided that I’m not even going to attempt it. Instead, with Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, I have decided to embrace the randomness and will let fate decide what I write and... read more

5/10 story
10/10 animation
7/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall

Papuwa

on Mar 27, 2010

Story
Picture the scene: you’re relaxing on a tropical beach, listening to the waves lap at the shore and the parrots squawking in the jungle. Then, as you sit up and look around, you see a giant red fish with hairy legs and fishnet stockings running towards you; some dangerous looking fungi is attempting to make you as high as a kite; and the parrot you thought you heard is actually some pink flying hippo-horse thing with an endless supply of blood gushing out its nose. Welcome to Papuwa Island. Set four years after the original series – Papuwa of the South Seas – a... read more

6.5/10 story
7/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
6.9/10 overall

Super Kuma-san

on Mar 1, 2010

Story
Before I start, I’d just like to say that this OVA is WEIRD! Now, I don’t mean in an ‘Oh I say old chap, this is jolly odd’ way, I’m talking of a sheep wearing roller blades skating around the top of the Eiffel Tower kind of weird. Super Kuma-san is set in a plaza where children gather to play, draw pictures and watch a large blue stuffed bear named Kuma-san and his clown friend perform their act. Unfortunately, this also happens to be the crime hotspot of the city, complete with armed bank robberies and gangs of joy... read more

7/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.9/10 overall

Recorder to Randoseru

on Apr 24, 2012

Story
I confess that I have a bit of a thing for short anime series. Whenever I spot any new offerings that have episodes of five minutes or less I tend to jump on them, since they’re just enough to satisfy that anime craving and handy for slotting in when I only have a few moments to spare. So, having been out of the loop for a few months, I decided to ease myself back in with the latest bitesize chunk of fun, Recorder to Randoseru. Unfortunately, my return to anime wasn’t met with a glorious fanfare, but more of a... read more

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

Naruto: The Cross Roads

on Feb 19, 2010

Story
As part of the 2009 Shounen Jump anime tour – which also brought us the… uhh… “culinary” delights of Toriko – Studio Pierrot released a twenty-seven minute special – Naruto: The Cross Roads. Now, from experience I find that most shounen anime uses the same basic ingredients: one handful of mysterious antagonists, a good dollop of nefarious plotting, a pinch of teamwork and a generous sprinkling of fighting. Where these series differ... read more

4/10 story
5/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
2.5/10 characters
4.4/10 overall

Ebichu

on Jun 12, 2010

Story
Wrong hole! That’s the wrong hole! If the above statement seems utterly harmless, then I congratulate you on not being a filthy minded perv. For those who started picturing lewd acts in your head, number one: seek help, and number two: welcome to the world of Ebichu! This anime follows the misadventures of a ten-dollar talking hamster, her master, and those around her. However, do not expect a family-friendly treat about a cutesy animal doing housework as this entire show is about sex. Essentially the ‘plot’ plays out like a running... read more

5.5/10 story
1.5/10 animation
5/10 sound
5/10 characters
5/10 overall

Detective Conan Movie 12: Full Score of Fear

on Nov 21, 2009

Story
With any long-running franchise that has a reasonable backlog of different movies and OVAs, you soon get a good idea of what to expect from each new feature length offering. Naruto will go off on a mission and save the day, Lupin will try to snag a new treasure while something blows up, and Conan will inadvertently stumble upon a big murder case full of twists, turns and, more often than not, a time limit. In this instance, just days before a concert that he... read more

6/10 story
8.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
7.2/10 overall

Black Jack 21

on Aug 26, 2009

Story
Best described as the bastard love child of a rather dodgy soap opera and a James Bond film, Black Jack 21 is the latest instalment of Osamu Tezuka’s popular franchise. This time Black Jack becomes the target of a group of assassins hired by a mysterious corporation. With only a single photo as a clue, the surgeon sets off on a worldwide expedition to discover exactly who wants him dead and why. Conspiracies abound, and interesting – if not predictable – plot turns ensure that Black Jack... read more

5.5/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
8/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Otome Youkai Zakuro

on Mar 8, 2011

Story
One dark, stormy night when Cassie was somewhat tipsy, the evil Patchworth decided to take advantage of the poor inebriated maiden. After whispering sweet nothings of pacing, characterisation and voice actors in her ear, they joined forces. The result of this illicit tryst? Well, you’re reading it. Set in an idyllic, westernizing Japan, Otome Youkai Zakuro chronicles the activities of the newly-minted Ministry of Spirit Affairs. The government agency ostensibly... read more

6/10 story
8/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Kanamemo

on Oct 26, 2009

Story
From the delightful Strawberry Marshmallow and Minami-Ke to the wacky worlds of Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star, there’s no shortage of cutesy comedies with adorable schoolgirls and little to no plotline. Each new incarnation of this sort of slice of life anime attempts to reinvent the genre, whether saturating the viewer with pop culture references or indulging in bizarre fantasies... read more

5.5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
5/10 sound
4/10 characters
5.2/10 overall

UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie

on Jul 29, 2009

Story
A buxom young female alien crash-lands her spaceship into the middle of a bathhouse. Throw in a bumbling male lead and as many shots of nude aliens – particularly nude female aliens – bathing as you can get away with, and surely some ecchi hilarity will follow… right? Wrong. UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie takes a relatively simple and foolproof concept and produces twelve of the most irritating episodes of anime I have had the misfortune to watch. The series centres on ... read more

1/10 story
1.5/10 animation
1.5/10 sound
1/10 characters
1.5/10 overall

Ping Pong Club

on Sep 1, 2009

Story
When I started watching Ping Pong Club, I didn’t expect very much from it. If I’m honest, all I wanted was a sneaky giggle and some crude fun. What I got was all of the crude, none of the entertainment, and about as many laughs as you’d find at a clown’s funeral. Actually, I take that back; the latter would provide many more opportunities for amusement than this monstrosity of a series. The show focuses on the antics of the Ina Middle School’s male ping-pong club. When they face closure, they must win the... read more

1/10 story
1.5/10 animation
2/10 sound
0.5/10 characters
1.5/10 overall

A-Channel

on Aug 13, 2011

Story
While I may be one of Anime-Planet’s resident shounen whores, I do love a good bit of comedy slice-of-life. Sadly, I’ve been somewhat underwhelmed by several of the industry’s more recent offerings. As such, I didn’t go into A Channel expecting much, and even then I was still disappointed. As with the many moe adaptations of 4-koma manga, A Channel doesn’t have much in the way of an actual plotline. The series focuses primarily on ... read more

4.5/10 story
5/10 animation
7/10 sound
4.5/10 characters
4.8/10 overall

Hakaba Kitaro

on Jun 18, 2010

Story
A dark moonlit night, a chorus of frogs croaking in harmony, the sound of wind rushing through the tall grass, and a welcoming gift of two cats eyeballs in a box. Sounds like a pretty good way to start a series to me! Since his parents died just before he was born, Kitarou is now the last surviving member of the mysterious Ghost Tribe. Luckily, he isn’t alone in the world, as he has an unwilling human named Mizuki acting as his guardian (and cash cow), and his father has managed to semi-survive death... read more

7.5/10 story
8.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.9/10 overall

Law of Ueki

on Jun 26, 2010

Story
Thinking back on my personal history of anime, Law of Ueki was one of my first shounen series (the earliest being Bleach back when it was all plot and no filler). So I’ve found that revisiting this show after much more experience in the genre and far more episodes than I’d care to calculate has been an interesting experience. It’s been twenty-five years since the current God came into power and now the time has come to select who will take over. The method of choice... read more

6.5/10 story
4/10 animation
7/10 sound
5.5/10 characters
6.3/10 overall

GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class

on Nov 3, 2009

Story
What do you get if you cross Lucky Star, with Sketchbook ~Full Colors~ and Hidamari Sketch? Answer: Enough slice-of-life to entertain a small army of otaku for a few hours, and, apparently, GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class. This latest offering to the gods of plotless slice of life anime follows the day-to-day lives of (surprise... read more

6.5/10 story
7/10 animation
5/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall

Bleach Movie 3: Fade to Black

on Oct 12, 2009

Story
Ahh, Bleach. I don’t know how it does it, but despite filling my heart with absolute rage at its terrible fillers, I inevitably find myself anticipating each new movie in the same way that Kon desperately awaits his next glimpse of Orihime’s ridiculously massive rack. So, what calamity has befallen Soul Society this time? In Bleach: Fade to Black – Kimi no Na o Yobu two mysterious intruders break in to... read more

5/10 story
8/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
6.2/10 overall

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 2

on Oct 18, 2011

Story
Last year, I discovered a fun, albeit dumb, little series called Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu. While not a grand masterpiece, it was highly entertaining and easy to watch, so when series two was released I was looking forward to more of the same idiotic fun, battles and nosebleeds. Sadly, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni became little more than another example of when sequels suck. In no uncertain terms, the plotline’s quality has dropped... read more

4/10 story
7.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

Pom Poko

on May 2, 2010

Story
When most people think of Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki’s films tend to jump out and thwack you round the face in all their gorgeously animated glory, but what many may not realise is that Isao Takahata brings an equally impressive portfolio or work to the table. Part of the reason for my adoration of both the company’s founders comes from Takahata’s preference of placing greater focus on the Japanese way of life, its history, and mythology – and never has this been more prevalent than in his 1994 feature presentation, ... read more

8/10 story
10/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
8.3/10 overall

Yakitate!! Japan

on Nov 8, 2009

Story
Disclaimer: This series is completely ridiculous, utterly ludicrous, and deliciously absurd. If you are a serious baker, patissier or have simply undergone a sense-of-humour bypass, then it’s probably best that you turn back now. If not, then leave your hat, coat and common sense at the door and prepare for some freshly baked fun! Yakitate!! Japan follows young baking genius, Kazuma Azuma, on his quest to create the ideal ‘Ja-pan’ – a pun-a-licious bread that perfectly sums up the... read more

7/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
7.7/10 overall

Prince of Tennis

on Jul 23, 2009

Story
History features a plethora of monumental battles, Nelson versus Napoleon, the Greeks against the Trojans, and apparently any high school tennis match featuring Ryoma Echizen. Prince of Tennis manages to take a simple concept – a high school tennis tournament – and transforms it into a wonderfully flamboyant and comedic romp into the world of sport. Prince of Tennis follows the Seigaku Tennis Club and its bid to make it to the Junior National Tournament Finals. Central to the plot... read more

7.5/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8/10 overall

Popee the Performer

on Sep 30, 2011

Story
Not long ago something happened on the Anime-Planet forums: after a simple buddy watch spawned an epic thread in a matter of days, an obscure series called Popee the Performer developed into a cult-like phenomenon. I dedicate this review to that brave group who sacrificed their very sanity to make it through thirty-nine episodes of the most brain-meltingly awful anime ever made. In a deserted circus far, far away lives an... read more

2.5/10 story
2/10 animation
3/10 sound
2/10 characters
2.5/10 overall

Kuroshitsuji 2

on Dec 24, 2010

Story
With its deliciously dark overtones and black humour, the first series of Kuroshitsuji was possibly my favourite anime of the Fall 2008 season. At the announcement of a sequel featuring a brand new master and butler, I was concerned that the franchise was merely milking the bishie fangirl cow. Sadly, it seems my fears were justified. More erratic than a Jackson Pollack painting, the beginning of Kuroshitsuji II doesn’t attempt to make any sense. The first episode... read more

5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.1/10 overall

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

on Mar 28, 2011

Story
Throughout the course of the year, I often pick up series that I wouldn’t normally for the sole purpose of filling out the entry information here on Anime Planet. It’s an interesting experiment as I never know what I’m going to find. Occasionally I stumble across a real gem, sometimes I fall face first into a pile of donkey dung, but most series, like Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, leave me with... read more

5.5/10 story
5.5/10 animation
4/10 sound
4/10 characters
4.9/10 overall

Kuuchuu Buranko

on Apr 26, 2010

Story
I admit that when I first sat down to episode one of Kuuchuu Buranko I hated it. I spent the entire twenty-four minutes with a look of utter bemusement upon my face that had previously been reserved for Big Brother launch nights. However, instead of watching the dregs of society grin and swagger their way through a sea of cheering freaks and booing idiots, I was staring at a bizarre lime green bear getting his rocks off by stalking his patients and giving them vitamin shots. Needless to say I was ready to give up, but then came episode two &ndash... read more

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