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mustardbomb updated their review of Death Note
Score 2/10

Hello there children! Do you like to be bored? Do you like people talking at you for a few hours? Do you just love it when people think out loud? Well I have the show for you. Here we have Death Note, something I thought would be a morbid musical but turns out to be a melodrama with all the...

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Death Note
  • TV (37 eps)
  • 2006 - 2007

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...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Toradora!
Score 3/10

Some people like to relive their childhood. I am not one of them. As such, I can't get behind Toradora and its target audience of 11 year old girls. If you support that then more power to you, but from an outside observer, this is awful pandering. Let's create an idealistic high-school...

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Toradora!
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2008 - 2009

Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Score 9/10

Wow! I really needed a change of pace, and this murder mystery series really filled that void. And I do love mysteries, I really do, but where this anime shines is it's direction. The show's directing takes obvious inspiration from American Noir films of the '40s, and I can really appreciate...

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2006

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...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Sword Art Online
Score 10/10

 2012 has brought us a lot of great Anime. From another to Fate/Zero, it has been a great year so far, and I can’t wait to see what fall/winter will bring us. For now, Sword Art Online is an amazing show airing right now in 2012. I’ve seen Angel Beats, Legend of the Galactic...

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Sword Art Online
  • TV (25 eps)
  • 2012

The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Ouran High School Host Club
Score 10/10

Brilliance at its finest! Wow! Hit it out of the park. So I was on Netflix, and I saw this show. And it was like "Huh, no idea what the hell this is." I turned it on and was hooked! They just blew me away, episode after episode. The crux of their success lies in their characters...

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Ouran High School Host Club
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2006

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Akira
Score 4/10

Time is a funny thing. A veil more than a man-made concept, it is the ultimate in distorting, masking and outright changing our perception of the world around us. Go ahead, go revisit a Looney Tunes episode, you'll find it awful. Or perhaps take another look at the Titanic film your parents rented...

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Akira
  • Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
  • 1988

Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Clannad
Score 1/10

I like to think we as a planet have evolved since the early twentieth century. We hold and value others equally, regardless of their appearance/ethnicity, and judge them on merit. Most of the time anyway, racists and sexists still exist, but they are few and far between, no? Hm, maybe. But...

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Clannad
  • TV (23 eps)
  • 2007 - 2008

Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl...

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mustardbomb updated their review of InuYasha
Score 1/10

Dragon Ball Z sets the bar pretty low for shows that only include "durfighting" for their entire run. Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Yu-Yu Hakusho, all bad shows, but they're at least above DBZ. Enter Inuyasha. You've heard of the bar being low, Inuyasha grabs hold and drags it to the...

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InuYasha
  • TV (167 eps)
  • 2000 - 2004

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...

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mustardbomb updated their review of One Piece
Score 8/10

It isn't often I find an anime that not only is good for my kid brother, but is enjoyable for me as well. I found this gem of a show while watching Fox's Saturday morning cartoon block with said brother, and boy, was I hooked. I know, I know, getting hooked on a kid's show? Sounds silly, no? But...

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One Piece
  • TV (777+ eps)
  • 1999 - ?

Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Steins;Gate
Score 3/10

In a nutshell, the least successful amalgam of comedy and drama that I have ever seen. As a comedy, Steins;Gate ranges tolerable to entertaining, but as a drama, it falls apart completely. Its characters are mostly comical and unbelievable, yet it expects you to take their plights seriously. The...

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Steins;Gate
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2011

The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the Future Gadget Research Laboratory, and spend their days in a ramshackle...

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mustardbomb updated their review of K-On!
Score 5/10

There is one thing I love in animation, and hell, production in general. When people are shown playing instruments, they hit the actual notes, strike the right drums/cymbals. K-ON!, as a show centered around a music club, nails this. It is a visual pleasure to watch these girls play, simply...

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K-On!
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2009

It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Cowboy Bebop
Score 2/10

Here are two words to set the tone of my review of this...thing: Criminally overrated. I can't, at this moment, think of a better adjective than criminal, so let's roll with that. Often, at night, I will be lying down and struck with a fit of sudden insomnia. During these moments I will flip...

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Cowboy Bebop
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 1998 - 1999

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Elfen Lied
Score 2/10

Gratuitous. If I had to write a one word review (As I often do), it would be gratuitous. But not, and I repeat NOT, in any enjoyable, redeemable, or sensible way. This show is pure excess, and I have no idea who has the gall to suggest it even be shown to kids. Take other animes, they are...

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Elfen Lied
  • TV (13 eps)
  • 2004

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...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Azumanga Daioh
Score 1/10

This anime is awful, as it is incessantly asinine. If asininity is your type of thing, then great, you like complete bullshit, but this is an anime with no storyline (it is not even notable when compared to other animes like this; I have never seen less of a story). The characters are 'developed'...

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Azumanga Daioh
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2002

Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom...

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mustardbomb updated their review of FLCL
Score 1/10

Ok. David Lynch. Great director, often deals in surrealism. Dude is accomplished, and helped popularize that whole surrealist style. FLCL. An abortion of an anime aiming to be surreal and out-there but ends up falling into the territory of obtuse and "lol SO RANDUM XD". Seriously, no...

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FLCL
  • OVA (6 eps)
  • 2000 - 2001

Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Fullmetal Alchemist
Score 4/10

Picture this, if you will: A magical world set in an old timey setting, where "modern" conveniences are shoved aside in favor of a more mystical alternative. People tie their soul to an object, jump between our world and a "spirit world", there's a government regulating use of...

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Fullmetal Alchemist
  • TV (51 eps)
  • 2003 - 2004

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give...

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mustardbomb updated their review of To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
Score 3/10

The manga storyline was very slightly, and I do mean very, intriguing, and since the anime is rated so highly, I decided to give it a chance and hope the animation would not be the typical fake glossy stuff we get now, the voice acting would not be shrill typical moe quality, and that the promised...

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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2009

In the technologically-advanced Academy City, millions of students study superhuman and psychic powers. Judgment, a group made up of specially-trained students and adults, helps combat threats to the...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Spirited Away
Score 4.5/10

I, for one, am okay with a more surreal experience. I enjoy nonlinear narratives, or cases where there is little narrative to be had. In other reviews I've expressed a fondness for David Lynch, which should encapsulate all I'm trying to say here. I've also, in the past, expressed a hate for...

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Spirited Away
  • Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
  • 2001

Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of...

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mustardbomb updated their review of Bungaku Shoujo
Score 1/10

I do not even know what to say to make a convincing argument since people just like things sometimes, and it seems completely incompatible with everything good about anime. The manga had a bit of a cute appeal with an okay story, but all of that is buried in this movie. The art, average to...

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Bungaku Shoujo
  • Movie (1 ep x 101 min)
  • 2010

As first year student Konoha Inoue is about to leave school campus, he sees a girl eat a page from the book she is reading. She introduces herself as second year Tōko Amano, the literature girl...

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updated their review of Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya
Score 4.5/10

Given the choice between a nice, calm, every-day-life sort of anime, and one crammed to the brim with meaningless supernatural drivel, I will, of course, choose the former. Any level-headed person will agree, obviously. Haruhi, melancholy, that train-wreck of a title, starts off as the former. I...

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Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya
  • Web (25 eps x 4 min)
  • 2009

Join Haruhi, Yuki, Kyon, Mikuru, Itsuki, and the rest of the gang in their all-new adventures. From creepy dreams, dodge ball games, quiz shows, and cosplay contests, the excitement never stops...

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mustardbomb Mar 2016
updated their review of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Score 3/10

You know what's great about animation in all of its forms? It lets us convey scenes that simply couldn't be done in live action. It lets us use a plethora of sets that would take too much money to construct. It lets us use many different character whereas that many actors is inconceivable. Ghost...

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 2002 - 2003

It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows...

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InuYasha
  • TV (167 eps)
  • 2000 - 2004

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...

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Spirited Away
  • Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
  • 2001

Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of...

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Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya
  • Web (25 eps x 4 min)
  • 2009

Join Haruhi, Yuki, Kyon, Mikuru, Itsuki, and the rest of the gang in their all-new adventures. From creepy dreams, dodge ball games, quiz shows, and cosplay contests, the excitement never stops...

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mustardbomb Apr 2013
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I feel the people here are very hostile towards others who don't share the same opinion as they do :(
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Hi there! I'm a not-so-normal girl living in Seattle, WA. I work for a software company as a writer of developer documentation, but my background is computer science and programming. In my spare...

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mustardbomb Feb 2013
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I would like to inform you I have been harrassed by the users here for my opnion. They attacked rather impolite at my opinion. To think I came here thinking this would be a good place.
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Hi there! I'm a not-so-normal girl living in Seattle, WA. I work for a software company as a writer of developer documentation, but my background is computer science and programming. In my spare...