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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Ride Back
Score 8/10

This is the probably the only anime I've truly enjoyed just because it looks freaking sweet.  Everything else about the show is fine, nothing really detracts from it, but nothing else stands out other than the beautifully crafted race/action sequences.  They're absolutely gorgeous...

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Ride Back
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2009

Amidst the turbulent revolution of 2025 wrought by the GGP government, Rin Ogata only dreams of becoming a ballerina; like her mother before her, Rin’s grace and agility mean she’s...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Xam'd: Lost Memories
Score 9.5/10

This is a character-driven action show.  That said, the story of the anime isn't its strong point.  While the plot is actually pretty cool, involved, and interesting, it doesn't all make sense until the very end after you've thought about it for a while and made all the connections...

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Xam'd: Lost Memories
  • Web (26 eps x 25 min)
  • 2008 - 2009

Akiyuki lives on post-war Sentan Island, always rushing between the demands of his separated parents and his friends at school. But his carefree days come abruptly to an end when his school bus...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of My-Hime
Score 6/10

Oh man, where to begin with this one.  Ok, the story.  For the first half, as others have said, this anime was pretty bad.  Well, only the first few episodes were genuinely horrible, what with the ecchi and mahou shoujo elements.  But once you got used to the mahou shoujo and...

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My-Hime
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2004 - 2005

Guided by a star only they can see, a group of maidens known as HiMEs have begun to gather at Fuuka Academy. These young women have been endowed with dangerous supernatural powers that they can use...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Score 8/10

Ah, the new Fullmetal Alchemist.  You had such promise.  The first thirty episodes of this are amazing.  Bar none, the best story I've ever seen in an anime.  It was intense, it was epic, it had twists and turns.  Nobody knew who the true enemies were, what was really...

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • TV (64 eps)
  • 2009 - 2010

The foundation of alchemy is based on the law of equivalent exchange; you cannot produce something from nothing. As such, alchemy is bound by one taboo - human transmutation. Four years ago two young...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Eureka Seven
Score 8/10

Man, this anime was sooo close.  It was good.  It was really good.  The animation is fun, the characters are enjoyable and decently developed, the soundtrack's good too, the setting is fascinating, and the plot is pretty cool.  Thing is, in my book the thing separating an...

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Eureka Seven
  • TV (50 eps)
  • 2005 - 2006

Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Clannad After Story
Score 8/10

I seem to be one of the few who takes a middle ground on this show.  It was very, very, good.  Incredibly high level of execution.  I just had a few problems that we'll get out of the way here at the start.   First off, I didn't actually like the first Clannad.  It bored...

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Clannad After Story
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2008 - 2009

Summer break is now over; the second semester has started for Tomoya, Nagisa and the others, and little has changed. Since Tomoya's relationship with his father is still troubled, he continues...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Planetes
Score 10/10

I wouldn't say this anime is perfect, but it's probably my favorite anyways.  Great characters, script, pacing, comedy, setting, and really everything.  What it doesn't have is action sequences.  If that's all you're looking for out of a show, (i.e. Bleach) then this is obviously...

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Planetes
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2003 - 2004

In the year 2075, humanity has spread to the stars, along with their technology, colonies, and... waste? At such great speeds in orbit, even a tiny bolt can cause a tragic disaster. Enter the team of...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Score 7/10

Man, I look at the other reviews and I actually see people taking this show seriously.  How do they do that?  This is the most awesomely ridiculous show I've ever seen in my life.  Every single action scene had me roaring with laughter.  The entire thing is one impossibly...

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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  • TV (27 eps)
  • 2007

Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Spice and Wolf
Score 9/10

The story of this show was impressive.  All the main plot points come from economics, and it's somehow gripping.  I'm not even sure how this anime makes you care about business dealings.  But it does.  I found myself immensely interested in Lawrence's buying and selling and...

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Spice and Wolf
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2008

Since long ago, the wolf goddess Holo has honored a contract to bless the rural village of Pasloe with fertile harvests; and in return she has been celebrated and worshipped by the villagers. But as...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Score 8/10

This anime was just fun.  I loved how I couldn't predict the plot, and in fact, that's basically the only reason I watched the show.  It was a thrill ride.  Everything else about it was fine for a mecha, the characters were a bit flat, the script wasn't the best and the...

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2008

Area 11 is still under Britannian rule and the Elevens remain brutally oppressed; what’s more, their saviour, Zero, is nowhere to be found and all of Britannia believes the rebellion is finally...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Kimi ni Todoke
Score 6/10

First off, I'm male, and that is obviously not the target audience for this show.  Although I do enjoy a good romance (such as Jane Austen's Persuasion) and I think some shoujo comedies are hilarious (Ouran High School, anyone?), this show just didn't do it for me.  Sure, I guess it's...

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Kimi ni Todoke
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2009 - 2010

Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Gunslinger Girl
Score 9.5/10

This show is...important.  It actually had something to say.  But the show itself is so minimalist that it never smacks you in the face with it.  So obviously there's a few interpretations on what that message is.  Find out for yourself what you'll take out of it.   Now...

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Gunslinger Girl
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2003 - 2004

Henrietta is a young girl who works for a "welfare group" that does the government's dirty work. Cybernetically-enhanced and specially-trained, she is one of a group of elite hit-girls...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Millennium Actress
Score 8/10

While I didn't really like the story of this movie, the execution was brilliant.  I'm not much of one for the love-at-first-sight thing, or the "you're the only possible one for me forever" thing either.  However, the storytelling was inspired, the art was interesting, the...

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Millennium Actress
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2001

What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty...

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gearheadofmeh updated their review of Shigofumi
Score 9/10

Shigofumi is strange.  It mixes an interesting premise, very dark themes and mental disorders with a touch of goofy humor.  It's episodic and yet has a coherent, overarching plot that gets developed in every episode.  It shouldn't work, but it really does.  Weird stuff happens...

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Shigofumi
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2008

There are some things that can only be said after death. Aided by a talking staff that thinks it is alive, Fumika delivers Shigofumi, the last words and feelings of the dead in the form of letters...

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gearheadofmeh Mar 2016
updated their review of Read or Die
Score 7/10

Welcome to James Bond glasses girl edition!  Seriously, that's what this show is.  Everything reminded me of a classic 70s spy thriller, from the music to the action.  The only difference was superpowers replaced gadgets.  And instead of the suave, womanizing master spy, we get...

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Read or Die
  • OVA (3 eps)
  • 2001

Secret agent for the British Libraries, Yomiko Readman, has an infatuation with books. When she purchases one of the books that contain the notes for a plan to purge the world of humanity, Yomiko...

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Lupin III: Castle Of Cagliostro
  • Movie (1 ep x 100 min)
  • 1979

After robbing a casino and finding out the entire take was counterfeit, Lupin and Jigen are off to the duchy of Cagliostro to find the source of this trickery, and to stop it. Upon arrival, the two...

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My Neighbor Totoro
  • Movie (1 ep x 86 min)
  • 1988

Satsuki, her younger sister Mei and their father have just moved to their new home in the countryside, where grand adventures await them. One day while playing outside in the garden Mei encounters a...

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Millennium Actress
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2001

What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty...

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gearheadofmeh Aug 2013
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Porco Rosso
  • Movie (1 ep x 93 min)
  • 1992

Many years ago, sea plane pilot Marco Paggot was placed under a curse which transformed his face into that of a pig. Now, he lives a solitary life as the renowned Porco Rosso and rules the skies of...

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gearheadofmeh Aug 2013
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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Movie (1 ep x 101 min)
  • 2005

In a time of great heroes, the evil Sephiroth and the power of Meteor were vanquished by a warrior named Cloud Strife and his companions. Now, though the life stream of the world has been restored...

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La Maison en Petits Cubes
  • Movie (1 ep x 12 min)
  • 2008

An old man resides in a city mostly submerged by water, living in a home he had to build on top of his old one. His daily routine now consists of smoking his pipe, drinking wine, watching television...

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gearheadofmeh Aug 2013
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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 115 min)
  • 2001

While on the hunt for an underage hacker, Faye is the sole witness to identifying a man who causes a tanker explosion that leaves people up to three miles away in comas. The bounty that ensues is the...

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gearheadofmeh Aug 2013
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Appleseed: Ex Machina
  • Movie (1 ep x 104 min)
  • 2007

In the far future, the world lives under the guidance of Olympus – a utopia built after the end of a global war that decimated over half the world’s population. Mankind lives beside both...

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gearheadofmeh Jun 2013
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The Cat Returns
  • Movie (1 ep x 75 min)
  • 2002

One afternoon on her way home from school, Haru saves a cat from getting run over by a truck and promptly gets the shock of her life when it stands on its hind legs to thank her. That night, she is...

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gearheadofmeh May 2013
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Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Movie (1 ep x 103 min)
  • 1989

Kiki is a young witch who has just turned thirteen, and as tradition dictates she must now leave the safety of her home for a year to undergo witch training. One clear night, Kiki takes off with her...

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gearheadofmeh Mar 2013
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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  • Movie (1 ep x 117 min)
  • 1984

One thousand years after the Giant Warriors caused an apocalyptic event known as the seven days of fire, humans are living in constant fear of the Toxic Jungle. This ever-spreading forest is filled...

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