A fantastic, heart-warming anime that I couldn't stop watching. I literally just finished it five minutes ago, and it's 4AM. It managed to rip my heart inot a million tiny and broken pieces, and repair perfectly very quickly. I loved it. It wasn't your normal teen drama, which is what I expected. I related so well to Chihiro (not the whole memory thing, obviously, but some of the things she said just hit home). It's just so nice to watch an anime that actually makes you think about things for a while. Makes you step back, take a breath, look at what's going on, and keep breathing. The animation was... read more
I was very disappointed. After reading an interesting review in an anime recommendations magazine, I was excited to findo ut what all of it was about. Unfortunately, the anime did not measure up to the review that I read. There were a ton of plot holes and unfinished parts of the story line that simply left me angry because I have no idea what happened to it. It was too choppy. However, the animation is pretty good, and the characters are pretty. The music also fit the mood for the most part, which is something I think is important. They could've gone so far with the idea, but in only making... read more
Clannad is that one anime that I can watch again and again and still cry, laugh, etc at everything in it. It's an easy anime to relate to on a personal level, and thye cover such personal things so very well. I like that it's a romance, and though Tomoya/Nagisa never kiss, it's clear how much they love each other. They portray an innocent, pure love perfectly. It's that high school slice of life that everyone can probably find something in it relatable to them.
I read the manga first, so I guess I am pretty biased. However, I really just don't think that the anime was as good as it could have been. First off, it was much too short. Yes, short animes are always fantastic, don't get me wrong - but in this case, I wouldn't have minded watching another 30ish episodes. Second, it didn't follow the manga very closely. Sometimes it's better not to follow it exactly, but in this case, it made the story confusing for me. I feel like they cut out so many important factors that it just didn't work. The animation was pretty good, but it didn't make up for the lack... read more
Spoilers are here, so you have been warned. I give School Days a 1/10 for SEVERAL reasons. First, it started off so great. It really did have potentional. But by the second episode, all hope was gone. I realised that I had just gotten myself into a stupid high school drama, with NO creative plot, storyline, or character development. At all. It was the same boring thing, and it wasn't filled with suprises. It was filled with common knowledge that Makoto was being a stupid, teenage boy. BIG SHOCKER THERE. He just wants both of the girls, whoa, no way. The only good thing about this anime was the ending ... read more