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Strange+

Grach's avatar
Mar 29, 2014

 Not really much to say about this one other than that it does not deserve it's average rating that it currently holds. It's not meant to be serious, which therefore means there is not much in the way of continuity. Or plot. It's random, in other words - completely, utterly random. This is not a bad thing, though; it leads to a great deal of comedy. Most of which is action-packed and makes as much sense as squirreltape. Whatever that is. At most, the only thing in common from episode to episode are the main cast; everything else is constantly changing.  The animation was good considering its... See full review

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

Guilty Crown

djdean's avatar
Mar 29, 2014

The first half of the series is fantastic, it comes to what seems like an ending...and then it doesnt end. The main story is more or less complete, with all of the antagonist and protagonists having achieved or failed to achieve their respective goals and everything seems neatly wrapped up, but the series continues and becomes more and more muddy, with characters changing the way they have behaved for the entire series up to that point. Character motivations change, their reactions change, it just feels like a different person wrote the second half of the series.  Its entertaining, well animated and... See full review

6/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8/10 overall

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

fresh123456's avatar
Mar 29, 2014

Some of us, who are  a rom-com lovers, might know that a lot of the time rom-com animes are the same. School life / School club themed animes with the same old pattern of cliches, tsunderes and boy meets girl. Sometimes we feel like we need something refreshing. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru is coming to the rescue, while stating it in it's title: My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected. Yet, you come to realize the anime isn't just a rom-com, but something more. Story So, there's this cynical sharp loner rom-com-cliches-hating-after-getting-rejected boy called hikiyaga... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
9.2/10 overall

Pupa

Keichan1827's avatar
Mar 29, 2014

This is my first time writing a review so I don't know how well I can write these things.

Let's start with the conclusion. It sucked.
I had rather high hopes for this anime since I have been reading the manga. And this sucky 3 episodes anime is what they gave us? You have no idea how I and few other friends were disappointed.
I recommend you read the manga if you want a storyline that actually makes sense and has chronological order to it.

The plot, or rather the flow of the story, wasn't veery good compared to the manga. It felt like the anime was jumping all over the place from an... See full review

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

Witchblade

FullmetalCowboy24's avatar
Mar 29, 2014

Critic’s Log - Earthdate: March 29, 2014. Review #82: Witchblade.





In 22nd-Century Japan, There was a catastrophic earthquake that took a number of lives. Masane Amaha happened to survive the disaster that destroyed Tokyo and she becomes the latest in an ancient line of women-only warriors to wield the mysterious sentient weapon known only throughout history as "the Witchblade". Hellbent on protecting her daughter, she will face her worst fear.


To be technical, this is a Studio GONZO production and...drumroll please. *drumroll*. it’s not that... See full review

2.8/10 story
7.6/10 animation
3/10 sound
2.9/10 characters
3.4/10 overall

Nyan Koi!

Fishy116's avatar
Mar 28, 2014

I loved this anime! It's been a long time since I've seen it, but I still remember enough to write about it. If you haven;t seen this one yet, it is definitly a must see. Story: I really enjoyed this plot. It was really interesting and it kept me watching every week. It also caused many hilarious moments that made me love this anime even more. I just wish there was more, as they never actually finished the story. Animation: The animation was beautiful. However, it usualy is, so this is not really any different from most others. Sound: The sound was normal like in most other anime I watch. ... See full review

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

Nisekoi

Fishy116's avatar
Mar 28, 2014

This anime was overall very nice. I enjoyed it, and it was one of my fsvorites this season. Story: This story was pretty interesting. I don't want to spoil it, but it definitely keeps me wanting more. The setting that the characters are placed in allows for some funny moments, and I enjoyed it. Animation: Once again as usual, I have nothing to complain about here. Sound: I never have much to say here. It was fine. Characters: There characters were designed really well in this anime. I really liked how they turned out. There was plenty of story to them, and none of them really made me... See full review

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

Golden Time

Fishy116's avatar
Mar 28, 2014

This anime was so interesting, that I just had to write a review about it. It was one of the better ones of the season for me, but it had its downsides. Story: I'll try not to spoil anything, but this anime just made me so ANGRY! There were so many plot twists and unexpected scenarios that I almost stopped watching it because it made me so angry that the story was not going in the direction I was hoping it would. Overall, it actually intrigued me to stay and find out what would happen, as this anime had some of the most frustrating cliff hangers. I think that in the end, I am pretty satisfied with what... See full review

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

D-Frag!

Fishy116's avatar
Mar 28, 2014

This anime really suprised me. At first, I didn't know what to expect. Though after watching the first episode, I was hooked! It kept me laughing every episode, and overall it was one of my favorites this season. Story: This anime is more about comedy, so there really wasn't a story. However, there were quite a few flashbacks that were really funny and really added to the depth of the characters and story. Animation: I thought that animation looked really great in this anime. Then again, I hardly ever have anything bad to say in this category. Sound: Once again, I liked it. I really never... See full review

7/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
8.3/10 overall

Kill La Kill

papcorp's avatar
Mar 28, 2014

Disclaimer: As always this review is my personal opinion, any criticism is acceptable as I don’t give a fuck about trolls. But srsly if u want to criticize something in my review be my guest and let me know it in the comments. I love to argue:) I try to do reviews of animes which lack a proper one here on AP (or the ones present are very badly done like lots of spoilers too much stuff like "i hate this genre" and such) or the ones with a crappy review like 5 line long saying "super/terrible anime". And as always this review is SPOILER-FREE, so don’t worry about reading... See full review

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

Kill La Kill

Xplayer's avatar
Mar 28, 2014

“Nonsensical is our thing.” -Ryuuko Matoi Disclaimer: I haven't seen Gurren Lagann at the time of writing the review. I have watched it since. There are some anime that really try to differentiate themselves from the crowd by going against the conventions of typical anime of their genre. Kill La Kill disappointingly was NOT one of those anime. While coming from Studio Trigger and a director known for going against the grain (TTGL, ... See full review

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

Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

Ryochi's avatar
Mar 28, 2014

Its my first review, so im sorry. I have been into sports anime, but this was first about boxing. I have always thought boxing is very boring sport. But this anime has changed my mind. Its like i was myself in kourakuen hall, cheering ippo. I think every episode of this anime is exciting. I probably continue watching the next season. Animation wasnt that bad. Very much i liked the fighting scenes. And i really hated female characters of this anime. First and second OP's are great. I hate the third OP. Its sucks. I was so disappointed. Story moves nicely, and it doesnt rush. I really loved this... See full review

8/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Kill La Kill

roriconfan's avatar
Mar 28, 2014

If you watch the show for the crazy action and the fan service, you will be rewarded with a whole lot of braindead entertainment. If you are offended by lots of nude, you will drop it early on. If you start thinking about its plot and themes, you will be completely lost and stop caring from a point on. If you start making allusions and symbolisms, and comparisons to every little detail to everything else out there, then welcome to the overthinking group, where no matter how stupid something is, you will still find some excuse to make it seem like it’s amazing.

And now that we clarified the... See full review

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

Kill La Kill

Tlalolc's avatar
Mar 27, 2014

A kind of extensive review, but I justify my score. I kick off with the negative. Lets start of with the thing that stands out the most: Fan service, there is lots of it. If someone tells you otherwise they are straight up liars. Sometimes downright molestation and incest, in the borderline of hentai but masked by decent humor and characters personality. Oh and every character is pretty much running around naked for half of the show. The story telling in this anime is pretty dreadfull it has a weird kind of episodic but no really feel that made me lose intereset in the plot really quick, its not... See full review

4/10 story
5/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Engaged to the Unidentified

Lobokendo's avatar
Mar 27, 2014

This will be my first time writing a review.  Hopefuly it isn't too bad. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei or Engaged to the Unidentified was an anime that I just couldn't stop watching.  I believe it to be my favorite anime from this season.  That's not to say this show is perfect, nor that there weren't other great anime this season.  For me something about this show just grabbed my attention and held me interested and entertained throughout its run.  But why did it do that?  Well, lets take a closer look at it and see why. Just gonna put this in here because I'm not... See full review

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

Pupa

CaptainPancakes's avatar
Mar 27, 2014

Pupa is a masterpiece in it's own right, being both a psychological anime and fitting so much frightening themes into a small time period. It says wonders about an anime that's only five minutes long to be so fantastic. It's truly a psychological journey into the monsters inside all of us, and how family can always mend breaks in your life. Not to mention act as sexy incest bait. Pupa truly is one of my favorite animes, not because it's borderline porn and a great way to get off, but because it's just so encompasses the themes it tries to shoot for so well, and I totally got that while watching Yume eat out... See full review

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

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren

ratchet573's avatar
Mar 27, 2014

Half a year ago I indulged in the first season of Chuunibyou and got wrapped up in the decent romance, though found the humor to be lacking and the characters hard to identify with. In the final paragraph of my review, I stated: “I’m hoping that the second season manages to stay in touch with the romantic and character-specific side rather than the stupid goofiness of having eighth-grade syndrome. Or even strike a balance between the two. Because the show only seems to shine when it does just that; gets that balance between dumb and decent”. ... See full review

7/10 story
8.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
7/10 overall

Angel Beats!

Gandeloft's avatar
Mar 27, 2014

It just makes me angry that they did this to a story that had(still has) so much potential. What I'm talking about is that they rushed it SOOOOOOOO MUCH!
Everything about this anime is awesome, but the MAJOR downfall of it is that it was so rushed. This piece of story is one of the better ones that exist, and you did such a terrible job at exploiting the potential it has. This shouold've lasted 25 episodes, or even more. I loved everything in this anime, Yui was my favorite character, but damn guys.. This could've been so much more.

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

Witch Craft Works

kenji123's avatar
Mar 26, 2014

This is my review, if you want to critics and comments, go ahead. I'm always accept critics and comments
Witch Craft Works Story 4/10        Witch Craft Works comes in a simple storyline and plot. In generall, the story is to boring and mainstream, Witch Craft Works needs more development and surprises, because the story it's kinda boring in my opinion. The plot is a bit messy, I can't say Witch Craft Works have a good story, it's to plain, simple , and boring. Animation  8/10         Good animation, well since is a modern... See full review

4/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
6/10 overall

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

TheKillaRaVeN's avatar
Mar 26, 2014

STORY:9/10 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann definitely has one of the best stories that I have seen in an anime. The pacing is perfect, there is absolutely no filler, and the time gap in the middle is not confusing as time gaps usually are. The story itself is actually pretty decent and entertaining, and certainly feels full. There are a few unexpected plot twists here and there (which I will not spoil) that also make it more entertaining and makes you want more with each episode's passing. That is why it certainly deserves a 9/10 for the story. Animation:8.5/10 This is a category that certainly exceeds, Gainax... See full review

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

W Wish

Grach's avatar
Mar 26, 2014

Where to begin with this one....where to begin. Guess first is that this is by far not a record breaking anime; nor is it award winning. For that matter, it is not even "average", which is a bit of a shame, really.

 The story is about a teen (with a tragic past) named Junna whom one day encounters someone whom he has never met claiming to be his sister, yet he already has one. He calls/says this stranger's name, and the mystery starts from there. Who is she? Is his sister really his sister, or an elaborate imposter? Is the stranger confusing him for someone else? Is this an elaborate... See full review

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

Zoids New Century/Zero

theSentinel's avatar
Mar 25, 2014

Its been a long time since I wated this and I dont remember enough to do a full review.  I will simply put down some of the things I do remember.  There were too many fillers and they didnt always help to move the plot along.  The action was there but not great, I quickly became bored with the series since it was somewhat of a prob of the day and their wasnt much to the fighting.  In Aquarion every fight was about character development in some way.  In Zoids New Century it just felt like there was fighting so it could be called an action anime. wasnt a great fan of the voice... See full review

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

Tokyo Ravens

vongolajake's avatar
Mar 25, 2014

Tsuchimikado Harutora was born into the prestigious Onmyoji family, but can't see "spirit energy". Therefore, he's been enjoying a peaceful daily life with his friends at the Onmyo branch school. One day, his childhood friend Tsuchimikado Natsume, heir to the head family, suddenly appears. Will this cause his destiny to spring into motion?! *this review is based mainly on my own opinions and experience with the show, but please leave a comment if you want to voice your thoughts* Story: I for one thought the story was pretty good. I found it interesting and for the most part well done, The... See full review

8/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
9.1/10 overall

Hamatora

vongolajake's avatar
Mar 25, 2014

Nice (RYOTA OHSAKA) and Murasaki (WATARU HATANO) form the detective pair Hamatora. With the use of "Minimums" becoming a problem, we follow these two and the rest as one case after another ties into the mystery of a seriel killer. STORY: In my opinion Hamatora has a really great concept. Yes it does have some standard cliches but overall i found it interesting. I gave it a 8 (and it may deserve a 7.5) because it did have its moments where it seemed to stray away from the interesting concept and gave us the somewhat comedic non-essential episodes, But without spoiling anything its does pick... See full review

8/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Kuroshitsuji

KailaKin's avatar
Mar 25, 2014

Without doubt the first half of this anime is addictive, to the point that I myself watched thirteen episodes straight, barely noticing the time go by. It is intriguing, wonderfully balanced, and Sebastian himself is a captivating character (as are some others). While, as with any show, there are some "flaws" these are easy to overlook, however the way in which the anime begins (in both seasons) will certainly not be to the taste of those who dislike being dropped into a story that reveals it's beginnings over later episodes. This is particularly evident in season two where many viewers may be... See full review

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

Space Dandy

ratchet573's avatar
Mar 25, 2014

You don’t understand how badly I want to like Space Dandy. The fantastic visuals, Dandy as a character, some of the great ideas that go into the episodes…there’s so much going on that could make for great entertainment…                 But instead, Space Dandy has one good episode and is mired by tons of flat humor,  a whole load of boring to bad episodes, and overusing Boobies as a humor device.   Pros 1.) Great Animation and Soundtrack- Seriously, Space Dandy looks sexy as hell. From... See full review

4/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
4/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Kill La Kill

ratchet573's avatar
Mar 25, 2014

Here’s another anime where, sadly, I got so caught up in the hype train that I failed to see it in as excellent a light as the fans do. I’m going to call this Attack on Titan Syndrome. The fandom overhypes the shit out of it, and what you actually get is something that is—for the most part—good, though flawed enough that I wouldn’t remember it a few years from now if not for the fandom.   Pros: 1.) Imaginative and Original- If Kill la Kill could be summed up with one adjective, it’s “original”. From the outset, we’re shown a school where... See full review

7.5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Tiger & Bunny

theredking's avatar
Mar 25, 2014

This anime was great even in the english dub which fitted the characters perfectly. Throughout the entire story i loved every second of watching it, I cant wait for the next movie to come out so i can watch that as it will be just good. I would recomend this to anyone who loves superpowered animes with a really nice story that brings a few tears in your eye with wild tigers backstory.

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

07-Ghost

AngelBeatsYui's avatar
Mar 25, 2014

Warning this review may contain spoilers- 07Ghost was an anime I would normally avoid however I was dragged into watching it and ended up enjoying it, so no complaints in this area. So brief summary Teito was a slave, he is being held captive in a school and the story just develops from that surrounding Teito and his best friend Mikage who end up on a path they wished they could have avoided. STORY The story is based on a small part of the manga so my expectations weren't as high as if it was created nearer today's times (being the manga has now finished). However the story did have some plot holes, some... See full review

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

11eyes

AngelBeatsYui's avatar
Mar 25, 2014

 Warning this review may contain spoilers- So the anime has a similar plot to the manga, so at we meet Yuka and Kakeru two slightly different people. Kakeru has two different colour eyes; at first, he doesn’t know he has a power in that eye and blah blah.  This is a full on ecchi anime especially the last few episodes. STORY This anime was definitely very different compared to some of the others that I have watched. Personally, the story was slightly rushed and for it to be a better series they needed to develop it in more detail. Another point is that it could have easily been a... See full review

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

5 Centimeters per Second

PoeticHorrorShow5287's avatar
Mar 25, 2014

Some Spoilers Ensue: Hmmm...I'm not too sure about this one. I didn't hate it, but I wanted more for sure. It could have been brilliant had Shinkai Makoto given the characters some depth. There was hardly any character development and sadly, that made it hard for me to care what happened to anyone. it seems like the three stories were derived from love poems. It was an  interesting and subtle take on heartbreak which initially made me want to watch this. Out of the three parts, I found the first one to be the best. Though, again, had I had some background, I would have been much more... See full review

5/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
3/10 characters
5/10 overall

Monogatari Series: Second Season

ratchet573's avatar
Mar 24, 2014

A series as long as Monogatari typically loses a lot of the original energy and entertainment value as it progresses. With four iterations thus far, Monogatari shows no signs of letting up and I’m happy to eat up whatever is thrown at me. While this season provides a lot of what made the previous seasons so successful, it also is plagued with some weaker arcs, some bad characters, and a loss of the character neutrality that I enjoyed so much in the previous seasons.                 For those not in the know, Monogatari is a... See full review

7.5/10 story
9/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8/10 overall

Sekirei

tayinoop's avatar
Mar 24, 2014

STORY (7)
Okay. I literally just finished watching Sekirei, and the story is about the only thing I really enjoyed about it. Basically, "Sekirei" are girls who have an "Ashikabi." The Ashikabi are somewhat like the Sekirei's "master" and they must fulfill the wishes of their Ashikabi at all times. The rules of Sekirei is that they have to fight every other Sekirei they come in contact with. Minato Sahashi is an intelligent boy living in Tokyo. However, Minato crumbles under pressure which has resulted in two failed college entrance exams. One day, Minato is walking... See full review

7/10 story
6/10 animation
5/10 sound
5/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Sword Art Online

PoeticHorrorShow5287's avatar
Mar 24, 2014

Some Spoilers Ensue: Wow I thought this was great! It was an entertaining, thought provoking, action packed emotional manipulator with some gorgeous artwork, music and characters. Naturally, I went in knowing next to nothing about the plot other than it was about some people who got stuck in a game. I am not a huge fan of MMORPGs, but I game a lot. The idea seemed interesting enough. I wound up getting hooked during the pilot when I saw what a creative idea the writers had and started imagining where this could go. Sadly, I found the whole first arc (especially eps 1-4) to be extremely rushed...however the... See full review

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

Noragami

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Mar 23, 2014

***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW***

Cute, adorable, fluid, funny, interesting; these are words that I would use to describe the anime Noragami. With loads of character development and amazing animation quality, this might just be the best Winter 2014 anime I have watched thus far. Story: 7/10 The thing really holding back the show in my opinion is the occasional fluff (fillerish stuff) you encounter. I also did not necessarily enjoy the whole arc surrounding Yukine but overall the premise of the show really did grab onto me early on. The first episode explains the situation Hiyori finds herself... See full review

7/10 story
9.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Bodacious Space Pirates

trottolina's avatar
Mar 23, 2014

Bodacious Space Pirates is an entertaining romp. The premise of the story is what attracted me to this series first: a young girl learns that the father she never met has died, and she has inherited his pirate ship.  She needs to make a decision whether to continue the family career, or not.  I enjoyed the way real historical elements of pirate history (such as "Letters of Marque") are used in this story, and also how the lingo and traditions of the sea here on earth are transposed to space.  It allows for a feeling of conitnuity between our present and the future depicted in the... See full review

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

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

CrystalGrace's avatar
Mar 23, 2014

Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Review   Mystery/Phcyological Trhriller/Horror animes can either be a homerun or an out of the park. As far as I know, there is just nearly no Mystery/Phcyological Trhriller/Horror that is an absolute miss to impress the anime fandom. The anime we're talking about today is one I think is an out of the park Mystery/Phcyological Trhriller/Horror anime I think you will enjoy. And that anime is named Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni along with it's second season, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai. Additonal Notes: An additonal note, Higurashi was originally a sound novel... See full review

10/10 story
8/10 animation
10/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.2/10 overall

Kuruneko

Mirlica's avatar
Mar 23, 2014

You really have to like cats to watch this, it is all about cats and their antics along with their master. If you own a cat this show is for you. You'll laugh and laugh. Its a basic story about a woman who likes to drink and save cats.

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

Coppelion

Flared's avatar
Mar 23, 2014

*SPOILERS AHEAD* Story: 6/10 Coppelion is set in an alternate Japan where Tokyo has been ravaged by a “disaster” caused by a fictitious power plant on Odaiba and is now an abandoned wasteland (they never directly use the phrase “nuclear disaster”, but it’s heavily implied). However some citizens stayed behind in the “old city”, and it is the job of the “Healthcare Team” (a group of 3 girls who are Coppelion – genetically engineered teenagers who are immune to the radiation, each with their own unique qualities and abilities) to rescue the... See full review

6/10 story
5.5/10 animation
5.5/10 sound
4/10 characters
5/10 overall

Descendants of Darkness

CaptainNeSan's avatar
Mar 23, 2014

This is a beautiful anime and a really great story if you like the more supernatural elements. My one and only suggestion about watching this anime is DO NOT watch the dub. It's a complete butcher of the voices.

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

Fairy Tail

KiwiTaku's avatar
Mar 23, 2014

So...Fairy Tail. The anime that is coming back this month, and to pay tribute to this series, I'm gonna review it. So lets not waste any time and get this show on the road.... Story Now here's where things are sort of interesting. It starts off with our main protagonist Lucy Heartfillia, a young, female mage looking for a guild. Upon discovering Natsu Dragneel, a fire-wielding being known as a Dragon Slayer, along with his flying-cat friend Happy, who just loves cracking jokes that tick Lucy off. In a strange turn of events, Lucy finds out that Natsu is part of the Fairy Tail guild, which apparently is... See full review

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

Log Horizon

Krozam's avatar
Mar 23, 2014

Log Horizon

Every once in a while, I come across an adaptation that renews my faith in adaptations. Log Horizon is one of those. It's patient, faithful, improves on the original instead of crapping all over it, and it's simply good. It covers the first 5 volumes of the light novels, each volume given approximately 5 episodes (most LN adaptations give 3, max 4 eps for one novel - explains why most LN adaptations are crap). The adaptation is faithful (though I've only read the 5th novel, so I'm not entirely sure how faithfully the first 4 vols are adapted), with slight improvements on the pacing and... See full review

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

Azumanga Daioh

Raikou's avatar
Mar 22, 2014

STORY: 4/10 I'm not sure how harsh I should be, since Azumanga Daioh practically created the modern school comedy genre, but the fact is that the plot boils down really simply to "six girls who go to high school together." Each episode is chopped up into five-minute segments and each one of them can be taken completely out of context and someone could still understand what's going on. Of course, there are little story arcs here and there but those are the exceptions rather than the rules. The story isn't even why someone would be watching a comedy series anyway, so give it a pass.

I will... See full review

4/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Elfen Lied

Gandeloft's avatar
Mar 22, 2014

Don't watch this anime for the blood, do not watch it for the nudity, watch it because you can find out how much suffering people in this world can be exposed to. Watch it because it shows how all suffering derives and can be solved only from/with other people. Just look at how those people see the possibility of happienes, what happieness is to them, and aditionaly, how they dealt with their pain. I decided to watch this anime when I couldn't sleep.
I thot to myself "I've wanted to watch Elfen Lied for more than 2 years now, I should get on with it", thinking that it'll help me fall... See full review

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

Sugar Soldier

Kyuuchan00's avatar
Mar 22, 2014

I was wondering "how can an anime be only 3 eps short with a duration of 1 minute?" By watching the first episode i noticed real fast it's actually just a promotion for the manga "Sugar Soldier" It's cute and if you love romance,highschool, slice-of-life, comedy stories then it will motivate you to read the manga after the third episode. For now my rating on the animation isn't that high but I'm sure the manga would prove for higher ratings.

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

Howl's Moving Castle

Haachan's avatar
Mar 21, 2014

This anime! I wanted to cry so badly! It's so sweet and funny! I just knew I would love it! My mom watched half of it with me, but she got too tired. We couldn't stop laughing! Oh! The prince! It must be horrible for your true love not to love you in return! It so sad and sweet and funny. I mean, I'm going totally fan-girl here!

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

They Were Eleven

ChessPiece19's avatar
Mar 21, 2014

Here is the video review expressing my opinions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0rnpq2w6HE In short, what I say in the video is that the characters were wellwritten but suffered from a cliche storyline, the ending was out of the blue as well. The music was well-composed, as were some of the backing visuals, the faces could be somewhat static and not on par with, say, Cowboy Bebop, but still far better thanmost animes today. I gave this a 7.8 because, as I say in the video, I think above all movies benefit from originality and... See full review

5/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Ushio and Tora

Ittermat's avatar
Mar 21, 2014

Hey do you like inuyasha?

yes? or no?

It doesnt matter because Ushio and Tora is better! (and it came out first!)

Like...loads better.

Its premise is basically Inuyasha but without all the crap you dont care about. It doesnt drag on, and its actually pretty enjoyable to watch.

It has its corny moments- OF COURSE it does- its from 1992.

I mean check out this trailer-

If that doesnt scream out at you old style anime, I dont know what will.

I remember watching the... See full review

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

Gakuen Alice

InariFushimi's avatar
Mar 21, 2014

Gakuen Alice, also known as Alice Academy, is a very interesting anime. It takes place at a school where the students have special ablites known as alices. This term also refers to the student. In this anime, the main character is Mikan Sakura. She follows her best friend to the school hopeing to see her again. She runs away from home and when she gets to the school, she is denied entrance. After being told she is not autherized to enter, two grown men approch her. They attempt to kidnap her for ransom when Narumi, a teacher at the academy, appears. He uses his alice to save her and then attemps... See full review

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

Black Lion

Ittermat's avatar
Mar 20, 2014

note: I havent watched this in a while- so Im going off of what I remember-apologies if anything is wrong <3
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Im sure you're probably thinking-

"Ittermat you only gave it a two out of five in your actual rating...why is this review higher than that?"

well I'll tell you-

Its because the movie so batshit insane its fun to watch!

Really- The storyline makes absolutely no sense...none... nothing is ever explained...nothing.

Why are there Lasers and fully functional cyborgs in an era where they had no electricity? What... See full review

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