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Dog Days

on Jun 29, 2011

Well, this series seemed rather kiddy from the start. Their wars were "family friendly," the characters were all rather... fluffy and family friendly, and things like that. The story was pretty cliched and not all that well exucuted. It had its moments, but when there are multiple filler episodes in a single short season, the pacing is obviously wrong. The characters were almost too nice to one another, making it less believable. The animation was, for parts of the series stunning... which is what makes the few episodes where it seemed like they gave up all the more striking. Episdes where most of... read more

4/10 story
3/10 animation
8/10 sound
2/10 characters
4/10 overall

Lotte no Omocha!

on Jun 29, 2011

Originally seeing the story behind this series, I had no expectations whatsoever. However, as the series progressed, I was given a pleasant surprise. The series ended up actually being decent enough to finish, despite all of my preconceived conceptions. Anyways, I shall continue. Story: Well, I had hoped the story could have been done a little better- it had a chance to be a much better one. However, it still managed to be fairly touching when it tried. There was a bit too much ecchi and filer for it to be too great of a story, but, as I said, it was still much better than expected. The ending is also a... read more

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

C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

on Jun 23, 2011

There are a few things that immediately grab your attention about this show. First, the start of the series is extremely fast. They put you in the place of the main character and you know everything he does... which amount to nothing. You sit there for a moment after the first episode wondering what the hell just happened. Second, you find out an extremely interesting looking world. Third, if you can keep up, you find a brilliant concept that continues to get more in depth and interesting as the series progresses. Story: 9/10 As I said, this series starts with an extremely interesting premise and... read more

9/10 story
8/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.8/10 overall

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

on Jun 23, 2011

Well, this is the first of many great series this season to finish, and it definitely did not disappoint. Anyways, on to the review! Story: 9.5/10 An extremely well constructed and well told story is the centerpiece of this series. Without spoiling, there isn't much to say except that it does a great job telling a well defined story. Sprinkled throughout are great moments of humor and tearjerking scenes. Animation: 9/10 The series doesn't have the normal mode of animation, but is certainly good. It lacks any real action scenes to push it to the limit, but it is quite pretty. The OP and the ED are both... read more

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

Fruits Basket

on May 22, 2011

I had been putting Fruits Basket off for a while (not completely sure why), and I finally got around to it. I can definitely say that I enjoyed the off-beat humor, romantic tension and unique story driving the series. There was an extremely wide array of personalities portrayed throughout the series as well. Anywho, I shall get along with the actual review. Story: 9/10 While much of the series, especially near the middle of the season, is mostly episodic, the individual episodes are well crafted, as is the story of the series as a whole. Almost all of the characters get a rather touching and apropriate... read more

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

Shuffle!

on May 19, 2011

This series is a mixture of comedy, drama, romance, and a few more conspicuous topics such as illness, death, human experimentation, and personal identity. Every few episodes, especially in the latter half of the series, they liked to throw something controversial or deep at you to stave off the repetitiveness of the romance and comedy. Finally, they ended the series with something very unusual for the harem genre: A choice. That's right, the main character actually chooses a single girl, instantly making this series better than the vast majority of the muck that calls itself a harem. That being said, I... read more

9/10 story
6.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8/10 overall

Moshidora

on May 15, 2011

Personally, I find baseball, by and large, to be incredebly boring. This leads me to steer clear of baseball anime, but, in this case, I heard taht this is more of a "management" series than a baseball one, persay. Also, the idea that they were releasing an episode a day (although being during finals time, thus making it impossible for me to keep up) was very intriguing. Anyways, on to the review proper~ Story: 9/10 Although the ending wasn't exactly something that was unexpected or particularly, to quote them, "innovative," it was extremely well done. In just 10 episodes, they managed... read more

9/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
7/10 characters
8.3/10 overall

Metropolis

on Apr 9, 2011

Only from time to time does one receive the chance to meander across one of the game changers in anime or manga- quite literally in this case. The manga upon which this is based was made by Tezuka, the author of Astroboy and the father of manga and anime. That being said, the artwork may seem "old school" and the story may seem "clichéd," but that is because it is an old series upon which many newer series have drawn from. Anyways, onto the series. Story: 8/10 The story takes place in a somewhat dystopian future with several political factors moving at once. Although some what... read more

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

Dragon Crisis!

on Apr 8, 2011

This series started out with quite of bit of promise. The world in which this takes place in seems to be pretty interesting- "lost preciouses" floating around the world which have untold powers, a "society" of people, breakers, that have the ability to use these lost preciouses or would like to research them. Anways, on to the review... Story: 4/10 This is a very disappointing story. The premise was very strong, and the first arc was somewhat decent, but all they do is build a few new characters in the following arc and the final arc is... horrible. They manage to survive through a... read more

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

Yumekui Merry

on Apr 7, 2011

As I watched the first episode of the series, I thought to myself "this could be a really great anime. It has everything there." Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to these expectations; it was, by no means, a terrible anime however. The concept of dreams and how they are displayed in this series is rather interesting, and many things that are slowly revealed throughout the series are extremely interesting. Anyways, on to the story. Story: 7/10 This story is well done, but it had potential to be a lot better. A few things that they mention throughout the series which are mentioned, they just... read more

7/10 story
6/10 animation
9/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Bakuman.

on Apr 5, 2011

This series has a very unusual mix of shonen, slice of life, comedy, and romance. Centered around two young, inspiring mangakas (people that want to make mangas for a living) and their love intrests, this series shows a fairly inspirational plot line filled with many a ddetermined young (and sometimes not so young) man. Story: 9/10 Well, I suppose the story isn't anything amazing, but it is well done. The two main characters go through many trials and tribulations in order to try and get a manga published in Shonen Jack, each of them for their own reason. Frustration from lack of sucess, anger between... read more

9/10 story
8.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8.8/10 overall

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

on Apr 4, 2011

Star Driver, Star Driver... where do I start? From the moment I heard the phrase "ginga bishounen," or galatic pretty boy, I knew this series was either going to be something epic, or some piece of trash that I will forever regret finishing. This show was... a ride. Brilliant and stupid at the same time, constantly keeping you off-balance with over the top humor, action, and plot. While this is far from a master-piece, it is still a very entertaining series that will keep you waiting for another episode. Be it the dichotomy of school and mechas interplaying throughout the series, the rough... read more

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

To Aru Majutsu no Index II

on Apr 4, 2011

Ah, the long awaited sequel to Toaru Majutsu no Index finally came, and it was well received. For fans of the first season- you are in for a great ride... ending with the promise of a sequel (well, if they don't have one, I may have to commit seppuku, because they set it up for one soooooo well). Some of the main complaints about the first season- "Oh, they just go from one girl to the next, never really progressing the story line," "they just ignore so many awesome characters," etc. - are fairly well adressed. Anyways, on to the actual review.... Story : 9/10 Near the beginning of the... read more

9/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Kore wa Zombie desu ka?

on Apr 3, 2011

This is easily the least consistant series this season, and probably the least consistant series from the last few seasons as a whole. It's very common in this series to go from a hilarious episode to a very serious episode with a decent story to an episode... that was just terrible. Overall, this series is a mixture of comedy, several generally distinct genres raised to an absurb level (vampire ninjas? really?!), a bit of plot, and a lot of ecchi scenes and shots. The comedy mainly comes from the parody in the form of over the top, genre benders. Story: The story of this series seems to be largly thrown... read more

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season

on Apr 1, 2011

I will preface this review with a somewhat obvious statement: If you did not like the original, you aren't going to enjoy this one. If you enjoyed the first, you will probably enjoy this one too. I will start out by saying that the first episode or two will be a punch in the stomach for those of you that were thrilled by the end of season one... because they basically go back to square one. Or worse. And it is just as... frustrating as the small set backs in season one, but, if that doesn't make you fall more in love with the series, then you probably couldn't have finished season one and wouldn't be giving... read more

9/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Hourou Musuko

on Apr 1, 2011

I find this review somewhat difficult to write. Starting out with this series, I couldn't keep the characters straight and found myself finding it difficult to keep interest in, but, to an extent, this series got better as it went on. The story and characters were interesting, but, being a series focussing on topics that I feel very far removed from, I simply couldn't relate. As the story progresses, it brings about more relatable events and characters, which I supposed made the series slightly more engauging and helped me keep up with it. The story is a good one, but, as I have said, the topic is just too... read more

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

Letter Bee Reverse

on Apr 1, 2011

I did a review for the first series, and I will say, at the very least, this season is better than the first. They managed to take all the good things the first season had going for them- the art, the setting, the back story, a few of the better characters, and good music and voice actors, and grow on that. They also managed to fix the two parts of the series that made it almost intolerable- Lag's non-stop crying (oh, it's still there, but nowhere near as much) and the fact that they made the series into an episodic, letter of the week series instead of growing upon a very interesting story. Now, seeing... read more

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

Soul Eater

on Jan 9, 2011

This series was, at the very least, a fun ride. I more or less marathoned all 51 episodes in about 3 days or so, meaning that you would think it couldn't be that bad- which it wasn't. The show managed to bounce between serious issues (at least serious within their reality) and humor while portraying more or less interesting characters. Many of the characters are well developed, although a few of the more interesting ones (the Thompson sisters and Tsubaki) are left kind of out to dry. Despite this, there are a number of developed characters and static characters going through an interesting, albeit... read more

8/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Serial Experiments Lain

on Jan 4, 2011

As you peruse through a large amount of anime, you come across many different types of series that leave unique impressions; some of these impressions will last, some will fade, some will be good, some not so good and some... well, some will be Series Experiments Lain. Lain is one of those series that, among definitely leaving a very lasting impression, it is very likely to leave you wondering what you just watched. While mixing together a large amount of philisophical questions, psychological explanations, and something of a technological anomaly in order to peace together its stroy and, in... read more

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

Shiki

on Jan 2, 2011

This series, in my opinion, is one of the few that manage to have a streak of episodes near the end that all seem to be better than the last and have you wanting more for 5 or so episodes. I will admit that the middle of the series starts to drag a little bit after a strong opening, but it is more than worth it. Story: This series, although not completely original in some of their major themes, does a great job mixing together previously seperate themes while driving the plot with interesting devices and characters. While often making you ask for more at the end of an episode, they mix together great... read more

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

Ergo Proxy

on Jan 2, 2011

In a time where philosophically deep yet still comprehensible series are becoming few and far between, Ergo Proxy offers a shot at fufilling a slightly more fufilling roll than most series. This, however, only lasts for about half to two thirds of the series. I believe there is a span of 5 or so episodesin the series in which I, personally, had no idea what was going on for at least the majority of the show. So much of the series went on without explanation, so much time was just skipped, that it went from a rather entertaining show to a failure. Before elaborating more on this, I'll go more into the... read more

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

Yozakura Quartet

on Aug 14, 2010

I have a feeling that this show is one of those that could have been great... but just fell on it's face, making me very glad they are remaking it in the near future. Anyways, onto the review!Story: Now here is a story that could be interesting. A town of yokai, lead in tandum by a young yokai mayor, a young human with the power to send yokai to "another dimension," a part yokai part human, and a council of 7 elders that are part of the pillars that make it so the yokai can stay in this town. The yokai and human work together to send back "rampaging" yokai to the other dimension. The... read more

4.5/10 story
6.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Letter Bee TV

on Jul 25, 2010

It has been a little while since I watched this series, but last night, as I listen to music on random trying to fall asleep, the OP for this series came on and I felt a need to write this review. I don't understand why either, but let's just go with it. This series brings together a lot of great elements: an original and interesting story, good artwork, good voice actors and good music, leaving the fact that this series was somewhat of a disappoint to be a stunning fact. Anyways, I'll get to the actual review.Story: This series focuses around Lag Seeing, a young boy living in the world of Amberground... read more

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

Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra

on Jun 9, 2010

First off, I will begin by saying that this in not an anime everyone will find enjoyable. It is very similar to a long winded Baccano!, following many different stories, making it very hard to identify with a single character that has a lot of depth. Next, the way the story is presented, it makes the series seem episodic, following a new or at least a relatively unknown set of characters from one arc to the next, almost giving it the feel of a set of sequels from one arc to the next, often ending with a character being put aside and seemingly disregarded in term of the plot. This, however, is not... read more

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

Asura Cryin'

on Mar 29, 2010

While watching this series I just kept feeling that there was something... missing that could easily make it better. After finally finishing it, what could make it better makes an appearance (probably what made the second season so much more popular than the first), but, by then, it was too late for this season to be redeemed. What this series has: It tried its hand at comedy, fan service, action, and mecha battles, but none of this was quite satisfying. There was some character development, but so much of it was of the secondary characters that it seemed like a waste. There was mystery, but the... read more

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Kurau: Phantom Memory

on Mar 12, 2010

This series has two almost completely different shows fused together into one; a high impact action/scifi show, that dominates the first half of the series, and a drama focused around scifi with action spliced in, which is the latter half of the show. Whether or not you enjoy this show will, in my opinion, be determined on how well you believe they did in each of these areas. For me, the first half of the season was extremely up and down. The action in it was fairly entertaining, but the drama they attempted to put in between the action scenes weren't quite there yet. In the latter half of the... read more

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

Taishou Yakyuu Musume

on Mar 9, 2010

Did you love K-On!? Do you wish there was another season, but set in the 1920's?! Well, this is your show. Basically all the moe in K-On!, centered around baseball, this show, although lacking in many areas, is entertaining enough for a watch. The quality of the animation is, as expected from JC Staff, strong. The voice actors do a rather good job, portraying the rich with a snobish voice and the dull with an appropriate one as well. Although there is little character development, and the story isn't exactly revolutionary, the anime itself isn't overly boring. Finally, I would like to say I rather enjoyed... read more

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

Mind Game

on Mar 8, 2010

Mind Game is a movie that is almost as unique as possible. The story, the animation, and the characters are all constantly shifting, which gives it its uniqueness. The message, that strength of mind can create an infinite number of possibilities, is portrayed in a true mindf*ck fashion, often leaving the viewer wondering what actually just happened. After getting past the shock of the continual changes in animation style and the awes from realizing what just happened, the story actually starts to make sense (mostly, anyways), and it delivers in a meaningful way. The rapid changes in characters seems to... read more

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

Read or Die

on Mar 5, 2010

This OVA is an extremely short, face paced story featuring people with extremely unique powers. It features some humor and some seriousness at the same time, while managing an impressive amount of character development for 3 30 minute episodes. Now, if you add that to the obvious James Bond feel that is portrayed from the first OP and add a bunch of evil clones of various geniuses from throughout the centuries, you get this series in a nutshell. If you're looking for a nice, short, mixture of humor, super powers, and action, this is a great series.

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

Needless

on Feb 21, 2010

If you are looking for an action anime that seems to draw upon the story lines of many of the great anime of its genre (read: Gurren Lagann), but lacks the expected character development that is expected in any 24 episode series, more than 2 or 3 glimpses of what could be construed as an original plot, a lot of battles cut off in the middle of it, and a lot of panty shots, then this is your show. If you want a solid, at least somewhat original anime that manages to have a good mix of plot, action, and character development, you should stay away. Apart from the lack of originality that this series exhibits... read more

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