updated their review of Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku
It had disappointingly little vampire for a vampire anime, which was the only reason I watched it. All the vampire action happened at the begginning or the end, and I wanted to wring both Kouhei and Erika's necks for being so difficult and refusing to actually solve all their problems. There had...Read gekoladie's full review
Kouhei Hasekura has changed schools so many times that he’s convinced he’ll never make friends, but luckily for the boy, he’s just transferred for the last time into Shuchikan...
updated their review of Naruto
I began to watch Naruto because it's one of the big three anime that everyone kind of talks about, the other two being Bleach and One Piece. I did try to watch Bleach, but after the millionth time Ichigo got stabbed in the shoulder and the millionth evil plot Aizen pulled out of his ass I got...Read gekoladie's full review
Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who bears a great power hidden inside him, a power that has isolated him from the rest of his village. As such, his only dream is to become the Hokage - the most...
updated their review of Death Note
As much as I want to dislike Death Note, I can't. It's like sugar - once you've tasted it, you can't help but want it a lot. I don't think I know a single anime-loving person who hasn't seen Death Note. It's kind of become required watching. It's exciting, fast-paced and tricky, with incredibly...Read gekoladie's full review
Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light...
updated their review of Highschool of the Dead
I absolutely loved this anime. I followed it while it aired, and stayed up very late at night to watch it (with the lights out and curtains drawn, so I could almost feel the zombie hands on my shoulders). Brilliant for gun freaks like me!
Classic survival story, Takashi...Read gekoladie's full review
When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread...
updated their review of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
As this is one of my on-going anime series' I'm watching, I'm a little worried. I'm sixteen episodes in, and I still have absolutely no idea what the hell is going on. The time jumps confuse me. After the first arc ends with Kei violently smashing in the girls' heads and clawing out his own...Read gekoladie's full review
Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice...
updated their review of Bleach
Although I understand the appeal of this anime, which made me stick with it for 150-odd episodes, I just couldn't be bothered after many weeks of watching. After all, how many times can you watch one guy stab someone in the shoulder without getting bored? The answer: 156 times.
Season...Read gekoladie's full review
Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by...
updated their review of Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight is one of the Twilight's of the anime world: it doesn't live up to its hype. Yuuki was essentially a very flat character, Zero was very annoying after the millionth shot of him with no shirt on brooding, Kaname was very creepy until you realised that he and Yuuki aren't actually...Read gekoladie's full review
Cross Academy is a school with a difference: in a unique and experimental setup designed by the headmaster, it has a Day Class consisting of ordinary humans and a Night Class filled with vampires...
updated their review of Shiki
I absolutely loved this anime. It's not often that I come across a vampire anime in which I actually like the vampire characters as vampires and the human characters as humans, but in 'Shiki' I actually did. I thought the mythology surrounding vampires was interesting, especially with the...Read gekoladie's full review
Encased by trees that are used to make grave markers, Sotoba is a village thought to be surrounded by death - a fact that soon literally becomes the case. One summer, a series of mysterious and...
updated their review of Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi TV
Ep 1: So far, I am loving it. After watching Junjou Romantica, which is in the exact same vein as Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi, I couldn't resist. Although I can predict the probable main plot already, no one really watches yaoi for the plot, do they? The story opens with Onodera Ritsu starting a new job...Read gekoladie's full review
When Ritsu was in high school, he fell in love with a boy who broke his heart, changing his view of love forever. Now a jaded adult, Ritsu has just transferred to the Marukawa Shoten company in hopes...
updated their review of Strawberry Panic
On Astraea Hill stand 3 prestigious female-only academies known as St. Miatre, Spica, and LeRim; and though the schools are separate, they share a single campus and dormitory. Nagisa Aoi is a 10th...
updated their review of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Since I stalled on about episode 8, I didn't get a full view of the story, although what I saw up to episode 8 made largely little or no sense. Mostly it seemed to involve giant mecha battles and Lelouch doing an evil laugh or Suzaku being a naive moron or Pizza Hut in every other shot...Read gekoladie's full review
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a...
updated their review of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Although it is by no means the greatest anime ever, I have to pay homage to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters as the anime that got me into anime. It's up there with Sailor Moon, although it came slightly later. I can remember watching badly dubbed episodes of Sailor Moon as a very small child, which...Read gekoladie's full review
Ever since Yugi Mutou completed the Millennium Puzzle his life has changed; he's made friends, learned how to play the card game Duel Monsters and has gained more confidence in himself. After his...
updated their review of InuYasha
Frankly, the most annoying anime I have ever seen. It may be because I had to watch the terrible American dub, but I wanted to strangle the characters three minutes into the first episode. Kagome was deeply irritating, Inuyasha was seriously annoying, and Lady Kaede's voice and way of speaking...Read gekoladie's full review
Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this...
updated their review of Kore wa Zombie desu ka?
Story: We are immediately introduced to our protagonist, Aikawa Ayumu, who is a zombie, and the necromancer who raised him, Hellsythe Eucliwood (or Yuu, as she's deminuitively named throughout the show). We learn very early on why he is a zombie (he was murdered) and why Yuu raised him (because he...Read gekoladie's full review
Ayumu was murdered by a serial killer – at least, he was. For after the mysterious Eucliwood Hellscythe revives him, he changes from a human to a zombie, much to his dismay. Now, in addition to...
updated their review of Okane ga Nai!
I was tempted to turn this off after the first twelve-ish minutes during the rape scene - yes, this anime has a rape scene. It is the first anime with a sexually explicit male rape scene that I have ever watched, and I feel very guilty for liking it. I though it was strange how Ayase fell in love...Read gekoladie's full review
Struggling with heavy gambling debts, Tetsuo Ishii comes up with a harebrained idea to sell his student cousin in an auction. Offering an unprecedented 1.2 billion yen, the highest bidder is Kanou ...
updated their review of Sailor Moon
I'm a sucker for Sailor Moon. It genuinely is the first anime I ever watched because the dub was on very early on Saturday mornings when I was a small child. I can still remember watching it at least 10 years on. I suppose I have to thank Sailor Moon for getting me into anime. Even though it was...Read gekoladie's full review
Life can be tough when you're a teenager. Enter Tsukino Usagi, an average, if somewhat clumsy, junior high student whose voracious appetite for sweets and capacity for tears are offset by her...
updated their review of Elfen Lied
This was one of the first anime I watched. I bought the box set for a holiday in France, although it was very hard to watch in front of my parents and little brother because of all the female nudity, so if you aren't into that don't watch it. I absolutely loved it; it was violent, exciting...Read gekoladie's full review
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu...
updated their review of Koi Suru Boukun
I have to admit, I rather liked Koisuru Boukun. For once, we have some boys love that is actually fairly realistic!
The plot: Morinaga simultaneously came out and delcared his love for his sempa, Tatsumi, a massive homophobe (read: closet gay). Tatsumi spends the majority of the first...Read gekoladie's full review
For the past five years, Tetsuhiro has had an unrequited crush on his friend and co-worker Souichi. However, there's a problem – Souichi is a homophobe who is disgusted at the thought of two...
updated their review of Maiden Rose
With possibly the exceptions of 'Boku no Pico' (extreme shotacon) and 'Boku no Sexual Harassment' (the scene with the bondage and all the prostitution), this is the most shocking yaoi-related thing I have ever watched. I have been informed that the manga of 'Maiden Rose' is good, but the OVA seems...Read gekoladie's full review
The 100-year truce between the countries of the world has been broken as the Empire of Eurote invades and expands across the continent. Free lands are falling to the Empire left and right, but...
updated their review of Fruits Basket
What can I say? Lame. If you like cliched shoujo anime with hints of beastiality, the go for this. The scariest thing is that I know a guy who likes this show... Read gekoladie's full review
Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she...
updated their review of Papa to Kiss in the Dark
I found this anime innately creepy. Either I'm misunderstanding a pretty major concept, or this anime is one of the most perverted ones I've ever seen, because it appears to feature shota-con. The relationships were all creepy, namely the one between Mira and Kyousuke because of their significant...Read gekoladie's full review
Mira Munakata is a typical high school freshman; he goes to school, hangs out with friends, and has sex with his father. Ok, maybe not so typical. With the affections (and advances) of everyone from...
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updated their review of Junjou Romantica
This anime perfectly placates my inner yaoi fangirl. I do admit that I have watched it more than once, and that it did lead me to watch other shounen-ai genre anime. I was absorbed enough by the plot to overlook the at times annoying characters, and the sex scenes were remarkably un-graphic...Read gekoladie's full review
Misaki Takahashi has little hope of getting into a university, so his older brother Takahiro's friend, Usami Akihiko, offers to tutor Misaki as a favor to Takahiro - for Usami is secretly in love...
updated their review of Sex Pistols
To be honest, I had no idea what was going on the entire time. Unless there's a manga of this to be found, I don't really reccommend it. If you like the steamy sex scenes, then you'll be disappointed - there weren't really any. Well, there was one very short dream about guy-on-guy sex, but other...Read gekoladie's full review
- OVA (2 eps x 30 min)
- 2010 - 2011
There are those among us who descended from animals other than monkeys – Norio is one such person, but with a distinct difference: he was born from two normal parents. As such, Norio...
updated their review of NightWalker
I initially watched this anime because it was about vampires. Then I caught onto the story line, and my inner yaoi fangirl squealed at all the hinted romantic history Shido and Cain, but I got very tired very quickly of Riho, who was very annoying. I didn't really like her character design either...Read gekoladie's full review
In the streets of Tokyo, the nightbreed walk as humans, preying on innocent lives and feasting on innocent blood. There is one man who would put a stop to this: Shido, the Night Walker, whose blood...
updated their review of Seikon no Qwaser
Although I am guiltily enjoying this anime, I keep correcting them on their chemistry. Sometimes it sucks to be a science nerd. When the tit sucking began, I almost got whiplash from a violent nosebleed, and I'm still not entirely used to it. I mean, people sucking virgin breasts for power? Can I...Read gekoladie's full review
At St. Mihailov Academy, strange things are happening. Not only did the dean disappear, leaving his daughter Tomo and adopted daughter Mafuyu alone, but girls in the nearby city are being killed by...
updated their review of Les Miserables: Shoujo Cosette
As a die-hard, French-speaking fan of Les Miserables, I was obviously immediately drawn to 'Les Miserables: Shoujo Cosette', and proceeded to spend about three days doing nothing but watching it. Although I am an absolute purist when it comes to most forms of literature and I believe that...Read gekoladie's full review
Fantine and her daughter Cosette left Paris looking for a new start, but finding a job as a single mother proves impossible in 19th century France. Taking up the offer of an innkeeper couple, Fantine...
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