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Orenchi no Furo Jijou

on Sep 30, 2015

For a show as short and sweet as Orenchi no Furo Jijou, I figured I would give it a short, sweet review.  Overall, this anime isn't spectacular, but it's still quite good.  The animation is very nice, with the more realistic moments, and the cute chibis - generally used for jokes - mixed and utilized well.  While the characters aren't particularly deep - understandable with so little time to develop them - they are likeable, fully formed, and funny.  It doesn't have a flowing narrative.  While new characters are introduced, and reappear overtime, the story itself is a series of... read more

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

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

on Jul 16, 2014

Alright, before I go into detail, allow me to say one thing: This anime is not  my cup of tea.  However, I do see why a lot of people like it.  There's A LOT of good in this show.  My problems come from where it feels flawed, cheap, or rushed, which it sadly does.  However, the animation is absolutely spectacular, the music is great and fitting, and there are a lot of jokes in it that I find incredibly funny.  While I don't think it's as spectacular as a lot of people make it out to be, there is a clear sign that a lot of effort went into this show, even if it didn't come out... read more

4/10 story
10/10 animation
8/10 sound
4/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Ouran High School Host Club

on Mar 13, 2014

This is one of the funniest anime I have ever seen.  I've watched it nine times and it still manages to make me laugh.  It's one of the only anime that made me laugh out loud, and its parody of the average shoujo anime is even funnier to me now that I've started watching more and more anime as a (unprofessional/amatuer/just doing it for fun and to share my own thoughts) reviewer.   Story (10/10): So, the main cast of the show is introduced in the first episode, where we meet Haruhi, our heroine, and the members of the Ouran High School Host Club: Tamaki, Kyoya, Kauru, Hikaru, Mori, and... read more

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
9.8/10 overall

Debut

on Feb 21, 2014

Let's make this one quick, okay?  This OVA is bad.  It's pointless; the animation is awful(wrapping paper hair, freakishly thick eyes, terrible movement, etc), the story is disconnected between the two episodes and is dumb anyway, and the characters are completely detatched, static, and unlikable.  It was not an enjoyable experience. Do yourself a favor and save the hour of your life.  There are a lot better things you could do.  You could learn microbiology, or create a cure for cancer, or paint something beautiful and become the next Davinci!  OR JUST WATCH A DECENT ANIME... read more

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
2/10 overall

Attack on Titan

on Jan 13, 2014

(Warning!  This review contains some spoilers for Attack on Titan.  You have been warned.) So, it's the night before exams at school.  I'm done studying and I'm lying in bed, unable to sleep due to nervousness and insomnia.  I wonder about what I should do and then reach out and turn on my i-pod and my Crunchyroll app.  I scan through the top titles for anything that might be on my 'want-to-watch' list or anything that caught my eye.  Eventually my eyes settled upon Attack on Titan.  I stared at the screen for a few minutes debating whether or not I should open it and... read more

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

Sailor Moon

on Oct 30, 2013

Sailor Moon is one of the most iconic anime of all time.  It's one of the big ones that you'll feel compelled to watch because everyone seems to know what it is.   Personally, I first heard of this show when I was eight years old and my friend Elyse told me about how epic it was when she was watching it.  At the time, I had no idea what "anime" was, and when I tried to look it up I couldn't find it anywhere on my television.  Years later, I got into anime and finally looked up the show, long after I had lost track of Elyse(seemingly forever, though I wonder if she'll ever see... read more

6/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Vampire Knight

on Oct 28, 2013

I don't know if I really need to say this again, but I hate vampires.  Especially romantic ones. Why did I watch this show then, you ask?  I don't know.  I honestly have no idea.  No, I really have no clue.  Maybe when I was a little younger and had slightly less mature views about anime and romance(ie. 11-13 ish) I would've thouhgt a lot more about this show.  It's definitely made for people of that age group.   Story (4/10): The story starts off boring.  Honestly, in the first few episodes, I didn't really care what was going on.  There was very little... read more

4/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
3/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Pokemon

on Oct 21, 2013

Call me biased, but I have a special relationship with the first anime I ever watched.  It spawned a childhood obsession with an anime, game series, and lifestyle that helped me to survive grammar school.  It holds a special place in not only my own, but many other people's hearts.  Whether it's the game, the anime, the manga, or all three people care about, it really is something special. For 'hardcore' fans of anime, shows like this aren't something they would watch, especially if they didn't watch it around the time it came out.  It's a family friendly show, a good thing for young... read more

9/10 story
10/10 animation
9/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Pokemon: The Origin

on Oct 9, 2013

This isn't a regular review of mine, as this is a short 4 episode long television special, and not an actual anime. First off, this show is meant for people who have played the games, clearly.  If there's one thing I've never understood about people watching anime, it's why they feel the calling to watch specials or movies from games or shows they know little to nothing about.  If you haven't watched the actuall series or played the games first, why would you be interested in watching a special from that series?  I understand curiousity for a show, but get into the actual meat of the series... read more

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

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

on Sep 11, 2013

Whenever I sit and think of what my favorite anime is, the first thing that comes to mind is: FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.  With it's complex story unlike any I'd ever seen before or will ever see again, fantastic concept, amazing characters...  I could list every single thing that makes this show the cream of the crop, the creme de la creme, but it would take me far longer than this review would allow to do so.  The show is action packed and deep, bringing things to anime that I have yet to see again.  I would recommend you go watch it now.  Like, right now.  Seriously... read more

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

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

on Aug 25, 2013

Have you ever been in a situation where you really think something will be great?  Have you ever then realized that it was just something average, and not worth the waiting and excitement you put in?  Well, this show might give you a similar feeling.  It's like gettting excited for a game to be released, waiting for 6 months for it to come out, and preordering it in advance, only to find out that it's only half as good as you would expect it to be.  That's how this show feels. Just a warning to sensitive viewers, the show contains breif scenes of nudity, obvious fanservice, and... read more

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

School Days

on Jul 12, 2013

I have to wonder...  What would it be like if all of the girls from this show all went on The Jerry Springer Show?  The brawls would be incredible.  Then again... some parts of this anime weren't far from that. XD In all honesty, I only watched the show due to it's mixed reviews(literally! Check the review section!)This anime has to be the most disturbing thing I have ever watched.  From the themes, to the way Makoto sleeps with so many girls without actually caring about any of them, to characters being 'taken advantage of', to a random bed in the school where students er... 'hook up'... read more

1/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
1/10 characters
4/10 overall

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

on Jun 18, 2013

Yes, I do realize that this score does NOT reflect or match the score on my anime list on the site: 4.5/5 stars, however, that's my fangirl score.  This score is a better assesment of what I actually think of the movie deserves, along with(obviously) a review as an assesment. I should add one more thing before going into this.  PLAY/WATCH FINAL FANTASY VII BEFORE WATCHING THIS MOVIE!  Trust me, it's really hard to understand without at least playing through Final Fantasy VII once beforehand.  I watched it once without playing through the games and only knowing about the characters and... read more

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

Angel Beats!

on Jun 12, 2013

When I started this anime I wasn't sure what to expect.  I don't think anyone I have ever known has watched it, and I didn't know very much about it other than the information given in the short summary on anime planet and a cursory reading of a few reviews.  However, after watching it I have found myself pleasantly surprised.   After reading the summary I didn't quite understand how there could be anything comedic in a show with such a serious premise.(Being trapped in a place between life and death, with vicious fighting left and right between two groups of people...)  However, I... read more

8.5/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.6/10 overall

Black Blood Brothers

on Aug 23, 2013

Ah...  vampires...  I despise vampires.  I hate them with a burning passion due to the cliché way they are depicted in pop-culture.  Ever since Twilight was released and for some reason people enjoyed it (I did not!), paranormal romance has been in.  Hell, even when I go to the book store to buy some new books and mangas there's an entire section labeled Teen Paranormal Romance.  The concept is overrated and overdone.  I've only ever read one book series I remotely liked involving it, and it's not about vampires.  Considering this anime came out the year after... read more

8/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Romeo x Juliet

on Jun 3, 2013

I will start this off by saying I am a fan of Shakespeare and adaptations of his plays in various media.  For example, I love The Lion King, which is based off of Hamlet(It is!  Look it up...) and Kiss Me, Kate, based on The Taming of the Shrew.  Unfortunately, when it comes to Romeo and Juliet, certain versions of it in modern times have left me in tears, while I prefer to stay away from others.  When I watched this anime, I hoped it wasn't going to be a cheesy romance story, and to my happiness, it was not.  It was a great fantasy series and a fantastic adaptation of... read more

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

Beyond the Boundary

on Feb 11, 2014

You know, rip-offs aren't always that bad.  Even some stuff that's in the same strain as Twilight can be good.  Warm Bodies is well... tolerable despite being plopped into the same catefory as Twilight.  I mean, it's pretty much like the other entries into the "Paranormal Romance" genre; however, though it follows with the same pattern of having a vampire, werewolf, zombie(I swear, one of those exists!  I read too much...) or whatever boyfriend/girlfriend, it also manages to bring a completely different and unique twist.  Though, that's not really a... read more

2/10 story
7/10 animation
5/10 sound
4/10 characters
5/10 overall

Diabolik Lovers

on Dec 11, 2013

I tried to watch it...  I tried to finish it, I really did.  I spent the first three episdoes twitching and cringing at what I saw on the screen.  Then the fourth...  Perhaps it's my own experiences in life that made this show all the more appaling to me, but I just need to get this off of my chest.  I'm going to give you the scores for sound and animation first, because the other two parts(characters and story) were so detestable that I can't even begin to describe it...  I knew that what I was going into was going to be horrible.  I'd seen the reviews for the show... read more

0.5/10 story
7/10 animation
5/10 sound
0.5/10 characters
1/10 overall