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  • Joined Jul 11, 2011
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Hourou Musuko

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Hourou Musuko is, without a doubt, the most realistic anime I've ever watched. The story and most of the characters seem like something that could and would exist in real life. The art style is unique and picture-book-esque, but it somehow makes it more realistic. There is never a change in animation to accompany silly anime-style reaction faces. There are no characters jumping ten feet into the air with speed lines behind them, and no crazy sound effects. There is no fairy-tale happy ending. Even for a slice of life anime, this is rare. Realism isn't everything, though. Despite what teenaged Call of... See full review

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

Azumanga Daioh

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I love this anime. It was the first one I ever watched, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. That being said, after returing to this and watching a few episodes again I can say, reluctantly, that it's a little too slow-paced. The comedy is lacking a lot of the time, and there are many jokes that rely on long periods of silence or repetition, or things like hastily animated character sprites moving slowly across the screen, which can be good sometimes, but this show perhaps does it to a fault. The animation is fine, but having become accustomed to newer styles and HD visuals, it looks... See full review

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