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Under the Dog

on Sep 4, 2016

What is there to say about this anime - a story that was meshed into one thirty-minute OVA... It left a lot of questions unanswered.   The entire plot was slightly confusing.  There was very little explanation for why these assassin groups were doing what they were doing... and yet... I liked it.  I liked it a lot, actually.  I can't explain why.  I don't even know if I could sum up the plotline for you in a cohesive way, but I'm going to try: Basically, Under the Dog follows the tale (and I'm using follow here loosely because there actually was an issue with the narration) of... See full review

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

Circuit Angel: Ketsui no Starting Grid

on Sep 3, 2016

Well... I think is just a case of not being a fan of this particular style of anime.  The story is about a young, female motorcyclist who sets out to settle a score between her and the rich son of a motorcycle manufacturer.  If you like motorcylces, this might be right up your alley!  And if you like anime about race cars or races in general, you also might enjoy this, too. The animation and the sound are rated a bit higher than the others for pure nostalgia, to be quite honest... Did you grow up watching anime in the 80s or early 90s?  If so, then you'll know exactly what I mean... See full review

1/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
2/10 characters
1/10 overall

Chitose Get You!!

on Sep 2, 2016

The story Chitose Get You!! follows an 11-year-old girl named Sakaraba who is absolutely in love with an older man... but things begin to get interesting when her teacher starts dating him.  Well...that's kind of the story.  Mostly Chitose Get You!! is a 26 episode anime consisting of comedic events that occur within 3 minutes.  If you're a fan of slapstick comedy, then this anime will probably be right up your alley.  Personally, I wasn't too fond of this (as you can tell by the rating) but I have to admit there were a few moments that made me laugh (especially the last... See full review

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

Hotori: Tada Saiwai o Koinegau

on Sep 1, 2016

The story of Hotori: Tada Saiwai o Koinegau follows a young robot boy named Suzu and his blossoming friendship with a girl named Hotori.  Suzu was created to become a boy named Ryou (a boy who had passed away) and thus has been undergoing various psychological experiments in order for him to gain Ryou's memories.  This, of course, takes a toll on Suzu as the brain can only handle so many memories at a time.  Meanwhile, Hotori is having the opposite problem: her memories are disappearing.  Although the disease she suffers from is never named, it's almost like a very slow form of amnesia... See full review

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

From the New World

on Aug 30, 2016

*this review contains no spoilers - feel free to read it before watching the anime!*
From the New World is a philosophical take on what happens to a society when they're too powerful to control themselves. This is not necessarily an action-packed anime (although there are a few fight scenes) and this is going to have more dialogue than action.  However, I still think this anime can appeal to a wide-variety of people.  The viewer is discovering the controversies within their systems as the characters are, which leads to a very mysterious and suspensful atmosphere.  The story follows six... See full review

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

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

on Jul 24, 2016

This was a bit of a whirlwind for me.  Also, this review contains spoilers, so read at your own risk. The story of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann can be split into three parts: the first eight episodes are the prologue, the next seven or so is season one, and the last part is season two.  I liked the first eight enough, but it wasn't anything wonderful.  I couldn't stand the next part and almost gave up, and then I fell in absolute love with the last part of it.  I'm really glad I didn't drop it because the last "season" makes it all worth it. It's about a young boy named Simon... See full review

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

Ajin

on Jul 23, 2016

AJIN follows the story of Kei, a young boy who gets hit by a car and realizes that he is a one of the feared Ajin: creatures that look like humans but hold supernatural powers and can't die.  Once he's discovered, the government comes after him and he has to go on the run, only to find himself in the middle of a war between Ajin and humans...a war he wants nothing to do with.  It's not the most creative story, but it was executed well.  My only issue is that the end of the first season feels a little rushed.  I think this could have been stretched to be 16 or so episodes so that it... See full review

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

Kuroshitsuji 2

on Jul 23, 2016

I immediately rushed into this anime after finishing the first season.  I was absolutely shocked by how much I enjoyed the first season of Black Butler.  I had heard that the second season was even better, so I was really looking forward to watching it and enjoying myself further, but I'm sorry to say that I found this season hard to finish... The story follows young Ciel Phantomhive who is about to get his soul eaten by his demon butler Sebastian, except his soul seems to be missing.  Sebastian tracks it down and finds another demon butler named Claude and his master, Alois.  Claude... See full review

2/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
4/10 characters
3/10 overall

Kuroshitsuji

on Jul 17, 2016

I'm honestly shocked by how much I enjoyed "Black Butler."  I had actually tried to watch this series a few years ago and I just absolutely despised it.  But then, after being encouraged to try again by a few people, I decided to give it a go because why not.  The first 5 episodes were difficult to slog through, but after that...the pace picked up and the story became genuinely interesting. The story of "Black Butler" follows Ciel Phantomhive, a 12-year-old boy who has sold his soul to a demon in return for revenge.  He wants to kill the people who tortured him and... See full review

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

Usagi Drop

on Mar 4, 2014

Straight up, I ruined this for myself by looking up the show on Google.  It was an innocent search!  I was just trying to remember some people's names and I accidentally read the ending of the manga.  I CAN'T EVEN.  It ruined the show for me and, from then on, everytime I watched this, I got pretty reasonably creeped out.   Therefore, I'm not going to do my usual in-depth review because I don't think I can get over the creep-factor just yet.  I will say that I powered through this anime, which means it's definitely worth the watch, in my opinion.  It's a beautiful story... See full review

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

Kuragehime

on Feb 21, 2014

This.  Anime.  Is.  Adorable. I legit just marathoned this anime over the past few hours.  No regrets. The story follows Tsukimi, a geeky otaku girl (who is totally in love with jellyfish), who lives in a house with a few other geeky ladies.  They fear anyone stylish or beautiful and prefer to stay inside, speaking about their common interests.  There is a rule to this house: no boys allowed.  But when the beautiful Kuranosuke crosses paths with her, she has to accept that this stylish lady might have a place in her life.  Except this is no lady... this is... See full review

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

Beyond the Boundary

on Feb 17, 2014

Um.  Okay.  I don't exactly know the point of this anime...? The story is about Akihito Kanbara, a glasses-loving, perverted, immortal half-youmu, who harbors a very powerful demon inside of him.  He meets Mirai Kuriyama, a Spirit World Warrior from a cursed clan who is too nervous to fight other demons by herself, so she uses him as practice.  You know, since he's immortal that makes it okay to stab a person repeatedly.  The two team up to take out large demons and find out about betrayals within their own circle and fights they didn't know needed to be fought... See full review

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

Maria Holic

on Nov 6, 2013

Well... huh.  Okay, then. I'm not going to go too into depth here, but I guess if you're into slapstick comedy then this might be for you.  The first seven episodes were hilarious until I realized there was no plot or character development and this series ended almost exactly as it started.  Maybe that was the intent, but it left me feelng rather unsatisfied.  Some of the jokes were really funny, but they became so redundant and repetitive that by the end I was rolling my eyes in annoyance. If you want 12 episodes of pure comedy and really like obvious and repeated humor, try this...

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3/10 story
7/10 animation
2/10 sound
2/10 characters
3/10 overall

Sunday Without God

on Sep 29, 2013

Um... wut?  Spoilers ahoy! I just don't understand what on earth I just witnessed.  Sunday Without God had a cool story behind it: God left the world to its own doing and people can no longer die without being buried by a gravekeeper.  Ai, the protagonist, happens to be the only person alive who is half-gravekeeper and half-human.  At first, the story is following her and her journey with a man who may or may not be her father.  After that, things get weird. I feel as if there was never any true plot to this story, but just a bunch of smaller ones thrown together into a mindless... See full review

1/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
2/10 characters
3/10 overall

Attack on Titan

on Sep 29, 2013

Guys, I don't know.  I almost didn't write a review for this anime because I am so biased.  To me, it was awesome.  Yes, I do acknowledge its flaws -pacing being a huge one - but when you are so in love with something, you kind of tend to turn a blind eye to the fact that you watched a 20 minute episode and didn't discover much, lol. Moving on, in terms of story, I do have to argue a bit about the pacing.  The last episode, for example, got some smack because people feel like it didn't add much to the story, but guys.... guys, it did.  (Spoilers here!)  Erwin now has the... See full review

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

Samurai Champloo

on Sep 13, 2013

The STORY of Samurai Champloo follows three very different main characters as they journey to find the man who smells of Sunflowers.  They each have their own quirks that serve to foil the other.  While traveling, they are constantly targeted by assassains and also end up getting themselves into trouble as well... with the promise of food for their services.  This anime is pretty episodic, but still manages to follow the original plotline without deviating too much. The ANIMATION was quite nice!  It's not my style too much because I tend to dislike it when the characters have super... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 animation
10/10 sound
5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Itazura na Kiss

on Sep 8, 2013

The STORY of Itazura na Kiss is a simple one: girl falls in love with boy, girl stalks boy, girl breaks him down until he eventually loves her back.  I didn't have too much of a problem when Irie decided he loved Kotoko, too... but I did feel like it was because she just wouldn't let up.  Other than that, this is a simple slice-of-life shoujo that follows these two characters from the time they're 18 - 28.  It's nothing impressive, and sometimes I wanted to smack this anime for being the antithesis of feminism in many ways, but it was just cute enough and just funny enough to keep my... See full review

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

Sword Art Online

on Aug 14, 2013

**spoilers ahoy. Sword Art Online hit the anime world with a bang.  The STORY follows Kirito and 10,000 others as they log onto a new VRMMO and find that they cannot log out.  If they die in the game, their bodies will die in real life due to their use of the NerveGear, a system which incorporates their body into the game.  The first season, when the characters are in SAO, is fantastic.  I loved watching it and wished that it could have lasted longer.  I was bummed that a lot of the first half skipped the grind of leveling and jumped around a lot, but I appreciated the fast... See full review

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

Yuru Yuri

on Feb 24, 2013

The cuteness, omg. The STORY of Yuru Yuri is a plain and simple one that follows the lives of middle school girls as they go about during they day-to-day lives.  There is really not much in the form of story that could make this anime exciting because this is very much a character-based series. The ANIMATION was... perfectly fine?  There wasn't anything that made it stand out from other animes, to be honest.  It's cute, to be sure, but that's about all it has going for it.   The SOUND might be a hit-or-miss for people.  I've read some reviews that hated the OP, but I LOVED it... See full review

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

Kamisama Dolls

on Feb 19, 2013

Huh... this was really disappointing for me.   The STORY of Kamisama Dolls follows University student Kyouhei, who is trying to escape his past and the village he was born and raised in.  The most upsetting this about this anime is that the story had so much potential.  I mean, an immesurable amount.  This could have been epic.  It would have had to been a little longer and it would have had to focus much more on Kyouhei and Aki more, but it really could've been something.  These were the thougths I was having while watching -- needless to say, when you're thinking of how to... See full review

2/10 story
4/10 animation
7/10 sound
4/10 characters
4/10 overall

Chobits

on Jun 22, 2012

**I did not mathmatically calculate this score.  I don't think that SOUND and ANIMATION should effect the score of what I consider a horrible anime.  I don't care how pretty it looks or how nice it sounds, it's still terrible. Full Discloser: I have not finished the Chobits anime.  I’m debating whether or not I want to because it has upset me greatly and I am not only offended by it, I am annoyed as well.  You may continue with this review as you wish, but be warned that I posted this review before finishing the anime. Synopsis: Chobits follows young and innocent Hideki, who has... See full review

1/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
1/10 characters
1/10 overall

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

on Jun 20, 2012

Oh, hot damn!  Talk about the memories this brings back to me.  I spent my youth obsessing over Sailor Moon.  In fact, I was convinced I was Sailor Jupiter until I was in fifth grade.  True story.  Feel free to question my sanity. This review may very well end up biased as fuck.  Oh well. The STORY of Sailor Moon follows average junior high student Usagi Tsukino who discovers that she is a guardian of justice: Sailor Moon.  Usagi is a lazy, clumsy girl who holds no promise of being a protector whatsoever. As the story progresses, however, she is able to find herself as... See full review

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

No. 6

on Apr 30, 2012

**spoiler heaven galore ***I am ranting like crazy in this review and I really don't care if it's harsh. LOL, what the hell did I just watch? The STORY of No. 6 started out so well!  I was seriously excited to see how the animators and producers would take this dystopian society and destroy it.  I especially loved introducing the killer bees as a way to control the people and as a way for the people to fear the city.  I love dystopian and post-apocalyptic books so much and thought this anime would be right up my alley.  Unfortunately, I was very wrong. Instead of following the... See full review

3/10 story
8/10 animation
5/10 sound
2/10 characters
3/10 overall

Blue Exorcist

on Apr 28, 2012

**This review contains spoilers and I am not holding back, so read at your own risk. The STORY of Blue Exorcitst follows Rin Okumura, the son of a human woman and Satan as he unlocks his Satanic powers and tries to channel them for good.  However, those standing in his way are trying to annihilate him due to his heritage, or use them for their own purposes.  Rin enlists in True Cross Academy under the tutelage of his younger twin brother, Yukio (who is also a son of Satan with out the powers) to become an exorcist. The plotline for this anime was the bomb.  However, I had some issues... See full review

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

Hana-Saku Iroha

on Apr 27, 2012

I am seriously sad this anime is over! Hanasaku Iroha follows the STORY of a young girl, Ohana, who ends up leaving Tokyo to go to the outskirts of Japan and live with her grandmother.  Her grandmother happens to be the Manager of a comfortable Inn that is known for how well it treats it's customers.  The Inn may not be famous, but it is respected and the Manager wants to keep it that way.  What follows next is a riot of Ohana meeting and making new friends, discovering pervy customers, admitting her own romantic feelings and all around doing her best while growing up in the process. I... See full review

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

Spice and Wolf

on Apr 27, 2012

The STORY of Spice and Wolf follows a traveling merchant, named Lawrence, who accidentally stumbles across a naked, sleeping woman.  When she wakes up, she introduces herself as Horo: The Wise Wolf.  The village people believe in a wolf god who controls the harvest, so naturally Lauwrence is suspicious until she shows him her wolf form.  From there, the two agree to travel together to get Horo back to her home in the North. The story itself was not anything substantial.  There were twists and turns and betrayals as the two characters travel, but the focus is really on the relationship... See full review

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

Inu x Boku SS

on Apr 24, 2012

I would like to rename this show UnhealthyxRelationships XX. The STORY of InuxBokuSS follows a young girl who has grown up in a cold family.  Because of this, Chiyo has developed a natural defense mechanism that insults and pushes away any one who gets near her.  it's not because she wants to be mean, but because she is terrified of being rejected.  On the flip side, the story introduces Miketsukami - a tortured and lonely young man who is sent to be Chiyo's Secret Service protector. Both Chiyo and Miketsukami are reincarnations of supernatural beings.  They posess super natural... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
7/10 overall

Highschool of the Dead

on Apr 24, 2012

The STORY of High School of the Dead is one that has been used a thousand times, but is always really fun to watch.  The world has been taken over by zombies and an eclectic group of teenage human survivors (plus one nurse/teacher) band together to stay alive.  They form bonds and relationships, cause drama and tension, all while kicking some serious ass and posing for various panty shots. The ANIMATION for HotD was really nice and I really liked the character designs.  I felt as if I would be able to tell the characters apart, even if you shaved off their hair (which is such a rarity... See full review

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

Vandread

on Apr 22, 2012

Oh, Vandread, Vandread, Vandread.  What the hell did I just watch? What on Earth is the STORY in this anime?  I really missed it.  I mean, other than the whole boys and girls being separated and then reuniting after growing up with fear of each other. I think that could have been a lot of fun, and the first part of it was, but then it became boring.  How do people manage to make a 13 episode anime boring?  I mean... there's on thirteen episodes!  But I felt very bored and was web surfing from episode 9 on.  The end of the anime began to tell a story with the harvesters... See full review

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

Angel Beats!

on Apr 22, 2012

The STORY of Angel Beats! was confusing and weirdly executed.  The first half of the anime is seriously boring.  I was practically passing out during it and really wanted to drop this.  Because of how boring I found it to be, I stopped watching for a very long time.  When I had finally picked it back up, I was on episode 8.  After episode 10, the story really gets moving and becomes very interesting, but why did I have to wait 10 episodes for such a thing?  Honestly. Also, the anti-Angel campaign becomes really wearisome.  I feel like Yuri is just operating on her own... See full review

5/10 story
9/10 animation
10/10 sound
6/10 characters
7/10 overall