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Soul Buster

Feb 9, 2017

At 12 episodes and 13 minutes each this series goes fast. So fast that you maynot remember anything. It's forgetable. I will say that the opening and closing theme songs were very good. The animation is of good quality, but they use some techniques like weird shadowing and splatter on the screen that come off annoying at first. The story goes something with cards and the owners can summon the cards to fight for them. These card characters are beings from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms period. Sonshin is our main character, but it's strange because you don't know anything about him. The supporting cast is... See full review

4/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
3/10 characters
5.3/10 overall

Eiji

Jun 4, 2015

Akagi Eiji it the main character and he comes from a family of boxers. His father was a famous boxer in his time, but Eiji only remembers his father as a boxer when he was at the end of his career and not very good. His older brother also boxes. Eiji himself is not interested in boxing. He music career fails. He has a rivarly with Kusanagi Naoya the High School Boxing Champ. Naoya has an interest in Eiji's childhood friend Marina. Eiji has an interest in Naoya's sister. So it's like a slice of life from a male's perspective with boxing and some comedy. What stood out the most for me was the music. Exciting... See full review

6/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.8/10 overall

Desert Rose

Feb 16, 2015

I was suprised this had such a low overall rating. I thought it was awesome for a one shot OVA. This was one of the best examples of a shoujo/shonen mix. I wish I could see more or read the manga. CAT is a organization made up of beautiful women whom are highly skilled at their trade of anti-terrorism. Their leader is "Rosemary" Rosebanks. Who hates terrorist after losing her husband and son to a terrorist attack. They are sent out to a mission in Switzerland. There are mostly elements of shoujo with the artstyle and the leading ladies, but the shonen elements are well played. Great action scenes... See full review

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

Take the X Train

Feb 9, 2015

This will be a very short review. This OVA is very stylised and different. From 1987. The animation still holds up very well. It has a different art style, so it maynot be attractive to everybody. It has great music, very jazzy. I enjoyed the ending song/piece. There isn't much in characters. We have Toru who is the main guy and the Ghost Train X. There are others, but we really don't know who they are. Apparently Toru has some connection to this mysterious ghost train. We find out that he has ESP and his Alpha waves can control the Ghost Trains Beta waves. There are some characters with nefarious ideations... See full review

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

Kennel Tokorozawa

Jan 6, 2015

Oh boy where to begin. This is a girl meets dog romance. I will start off by saying that this anime will probably offend and disgust many. I'm pretty open minded and not easily offended. It's just a bizarre show. Not for kids. It's a comedy with fanserve and some nudity. This show is very Japanese, so for many Westerner's it might be too off putting and they may not see what's so comedic of the show. I personally didn't think it was funny only for the grooming/hair cut scene.  We are introduced to Rin Tin Tin a german shepard that lives with a family that owns a kennel. As soon as Rin said his name... See full review

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

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation -Heirs to the Stars-

Jan 4, 2015

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation - Heir to the Stars is the first of three movies that complie the Zeta Saga. This movie covers pretty much the first 15 episodes of the tv series more or less. There are changes to the story, that's why it's a new translation. But these changes are not drastic, at least not in this first movie. The story covers the Gryps Wars. We are introduced to Kamille Bidan and several other characters. We are also reintroduced to old faces from the One Year War.  The original tv series was released in 1985 and with this movie they inserted about 20 minutes of new... See full review

10/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.8/10 overall

X TV

Nov 23, 2014

I've never seen the movie version or read the manga. Kamui is the main character. He has powers and he returns to the city he grew up in as a kid. There he meets old friends Fuuma and his sister Kotori. We also meet a plethora of characters that will have their destinies intertwined. Their destinies will determine if the Earth will be cleansed of human's or if humanity will move forward. These characters have their powers as well. It's one side against another. The Dragons of the Earth who want a new Earth and the Dragons of Heaven that are for humanity. I understood this but I did't understand the whole... See full review

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

Pupa

Jun 15, 2014

It's hard to make a good anime if it's only 3 mintues long for 12 episodes. It really leaves you too little time to establish a story and it's characters. I have not read the manga, but I heard there were some changes and some characters didn't show up in the anime. I guess they didn't have time to add them. The consesus is that this is a pile of crap as an anime. Yes, it's not good, but I don't think it's as bad as so many people say it is. I watched this twice. The first time an episode at a time each week when it was first released. Than I watched it again as a marathon. Enjoyed it much more when I... See full review

3/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
3/10 characters
3/10 overall

Tobira o Akete (1986)

Dec 14, 2013

Tobira o Akete is about a college student nicknamed "Neko" that has pyschic and telekinetic powers. She is joined by two friends one that can teleport and the other that can turn into a lion. Their powers are heightened when the moon is full. One day they are transported to a fantasy world. Neko is recognized as Neryulla by the people there. Neryulla was a Princess of legend that fought off an invading army many years in the past. This Princess had magical powers. Because in this world the moon is always full Neko and her friends have greater powers and this just makes the people believe more that... See full review

7/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.8/10 overall

Hi no Tori: Yamato Hen

Dec 1, 2013

Hi no Tori: Yamto Hen is a animated adaptation of Osamu Tezuka Phoenix manga Volume 3. I have not read the manga, but from what I heard it is episodic and takes place in different points in time. Past and future. There is a Phoenix that legend has it if you drink it's blood you will gain immortality, but no one has done this successfully. This story takes place in the far past. The main character Oguno from the Yamato people is wounded and cared by Kajika and her people the Kumaso. Their relationship builds. Oguno's original mission was to infiltrate the Kumaso tribe who are his people's (Yamato) enemy. One... See full review

9/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.8/10 overall

Blue Comet SPT Layzner OVA

Nov 12, 2013

SPT Layzner was originally a 38 episode tv series. The creator of this series is the same guy that created Armored Trooper VOTOMS. This OVA consists of 3 one hour episodes. So you can imagine how much was cut out of the tv series to squeeze 38 episodes into 3 hours. I never watched the tv series, but it's obvious that it's been heavily edited. Characters come in and out with little development other than the main cast. The story is good. It's set in the future (1996). Earthlings have bases on the moon and mars. Well one day one of the bases on Mars is attacked by alien mechs. These aliens are out to... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Bite Me! Chameleon

Oct 21, 2013

I'll make this really brief. I found this anime hiliarious. The the type of humor may not be for everyone. Lots of toilet and perverted humor. Yazawa wants to be the biggest gangster at his high school. But he's short, funny looking, and basically a loser. Somehow he gets into one thing after another unscathed, while being scared out of his mind. His rival is Aizawa a real gangster that just transfered to his school. Shiino is a another gangster that hates Aizawa and teams up with Yazawa, without Yazawa's consent. There's a transvestite that falls in love with him. He's trying to impress this girl he likes... See full review

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

Girl from Phantasia

Sep 29, 2013

Girl from Phantasia is a 1 episode OVA. It really should have had more episodes or had a tv series. I really enjoyed it. The story is not very ordinary by anime standards, but it still works on it's own. Akihiro our main character finds an old rug, he grabs it and cleans it with the intention of using it as a floor placement where he and his girlfriend Miyuki can sit on it during their date. Unaware that this rug is something like a portal to another world called Phantasia. A girl named Malon in this other world observes Akihiro and thinks he's a human with compassion. She has a liking to him. These... See full review

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

Antique Heart

Sep 22, 2013

This is a very brief review. If you like supernatural anime, than check this out. Takahiro, Toru, and Tadashi are the Handy Boy Club, in which they basically do odd jobs around the school for some kind of compensation. There is an old school building on the grounds that is going to be demolished. The Handy Boy Club decide to clean up the old building. In the old building Takahiro meets an apparition named Saki. Takahiro discovers Saki's relationship to the old building and it's his cause to stop the old building from being demolished with the help of his friends. The school jocks want the building to go... See full review

6/10 story
6/10 animation
5/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.8/10 overall

Circuit Angel: Ketsui no Starting Grid

Sep 7, 2013

Circuit Angel is bascially about a high school girl named Mariko that is into bike racing and she's really good at it. She seems like a regular high school girl when she's with her friends, but she's really tough and won't back down from anyone. She gains a rival in Sho, a rich kid that is also really good at bike racing. They have a big race at the end and well you have to watch it. There are other things going on to flesh out the story. For a 45 minute OVA it's good. There is fanservice, but not much. I'm a fan of older anime, so I really liked the 80's hand drawn animation. It may not be for everyone... See full review

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

Call Me Tonight

Aug 31, 2013

Call Me Tonight is a 30 minute OVA, the first of 4 from Pink Noise. This was a fanservice OVA, so expect lots of fanservice. The story is slim. A girl named Rumi who is  part owner of a phone sex club comes into contact with a boy named Ryou. Ryou has a certain problem, whenever he thinks about perverted things or is aroused he turns into a monster. Rumi likes Ryou and helps him overcome his problem. Other people get involved that make things harder. The animation is really good for it's time. It's very good quality. Very nice to look at. Remember this was 1986. The sound was very typical of 80's... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.3/10 overall

Roots Search

Aug 24, 2013

Roots Search starts off with the crew of the Tolmeckius, a ESP research lab in space. A crew of four people which includes our heroine Moira. Moira seems to have precognitive abilities. The crew receives an S.O.S signal and comes across the "Green Planet" a ship that has obviously been under some sort of distress. There they find the lone survivor of the ship Buzz. As well they find a mysterious alien form which they quickly dispose of, but perhaps it's too late. The story is interesting. It may remind some people of the movie Event Horizon. The characters have some background given the them. The... See full review

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

Kuuchuu Buranko

Aug 4, 2013

This title first off will probably not be for everyone. The art style may turn off some people, it's a mixture of animation and live action. Being episodic there is little continuity and lack of character development. It's about mental disorders which some people will probably not get. The first episode was one of my least favorites so it didn't leave me with a great initial impression. But the second episode was great. I'd say most are very good. From a guy that always has an erection to a boy that can't stop texting, you will encounter some interesting situations. Doctor Irabu, the main character is... See full review

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

Kurogane Communication

Mar 25, 2013

Kurogane Communication takes place in a post war Earth in which our main character Haruka is seemingly the only human left. Robots roam the Earth. Haruka is surrounded by her band of robot helpers and friends. Cleric the genius. Reeves the cook and very handy. Trigger, the bite sized short tempered robot that likes to shoot things. Angela, who reminds me of Major Kusanagi from Ghost of the Shell for her looks and fighting. Spike a helper robot that is very attached to Haruka. This series is light hearted even when the party faces diffult tasks. Haruka is a very sweet and caring girl. Always optimistic. She... See full review

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