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Eureka Seven Ao

IgnisVengeance's avatar
Jan 25, 2014

Its not the eureka 7 sequel that I wanted, but its alright. The story takes a more serious turn compared to the orginal Eureka. Actually, im not sure, like the old show, you cant really seem to get a good grasp about whats at stake until you watch it twice or more, but it had less filler so the character development was more no nonsense than E7 1. In anycase, I dont think the plot is good, it took the wierdest turns and none of it really paid off as for the OST, it discarded the techno and its other stylistic choices that the prequel had and went with some more traditional "epic" tracks... See full review

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

Miss Monochrome

Thrawn's avatar
Jan 25, 2014

I don't know much about idol dolls or "Vocaloids", which I believe are computer idol girls but this is most certainly, nearly positively, 90% sure a tie-in to one of them, quite possibly named Miss Monochrome. Is it the EP with her dancing and singing? Maybe. Is it the dream of becoming an idol? Possibly. Is it the facts that she can plug into stuff, charge up, has a castle and 180 Quadrillion yen? Yes, sure, royal and super. Despite my lack of knowledge and accurate facts, one doesn't need a background to enjoy the bite-sized minisodes. And enjoy I did, I guess. I got nearly a laugh per episode... See full review

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

Kare Kano

CrazyBeverly96's avatar
Jan 24, 2014

Funny story about how I found this anime. I was on YouTube one day watching one of my favorite anime reviewers. In one of his videos, he brought up Kare Kano and said that he hated the two main characters in it. He also explained why he hated them. And while he was talking about it, I was thinking to myself, “Hmm… sounds interesting.” Curiosity led me to find the anime so that I could see it for myself. And I have to say, although I liked this anime, it was very disappointing.   Story: 5/10 This probably had the most unorganized story flow I have ever seen in my life. It started... See full review

5/10 story
7/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
6.2/10 characters
7/10 overall

La Maison en Petits Cubes

Sianeka's avatar
Jan 24, 2014

What a touching and poignant little vignette!  This short and moving little anime, with its warm vibrant colors and evocatively affecting music spellbinds with its rich, simple story of an old man remembering his past. It is short, only 12 minutes, and quickly introduces us to the lead character, a solitary older man living alone in a water-surrounded world. A small accident causes this man to remember and relive his past, and share those memories with us as we view them as he remembers. Using a simple and gorgeous muted color palette, the beautiful and slow-paced animation draws us into the... See full review

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

No. 6

zerolight's avatar
Jan 24, 2014

Story The story wasn't the best, or even good. It was actually rather depictable, things happened and you knew they were going to happen which did make it slightly boring. It could have also had some more elaboration, for real you never even get to find out about shions father. Maybe he doesn't have a father or what his father is dead. Yeah absolutely no backstory to actually do with Shion. Well there is but that only involves Nezumi.  Animation Great, sometimes it looked a little unnatural and some of the scenes were just pretty boring but there was some great art from it and character designs... See full review

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

Attack on Titan

ratchet573's avatar
Jan 23, 2014

Attack on Titan is one of the most overhyped anime ever that’s biggest complaint, for me, is that people can’t shut the hell up about it. Anywhere you go that’s even vaguely anime related you’re bound to find something going on related to Attack on Titan because it’s an easily accessible show that many people will feel edgy for watching; when, in the end, they’re watching a shounen with some splotches of blood and rampant murder to make you feel like you’re watching something more adult... See full review

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

Princess Princess

Grach's avatar
Jan 22, 2014

This was one of the "woulda, shoulda, coulda, but didn't" anime - it had a good setup, decent cast, but just....left it so to speak. It just....was not what it could have been.
The story itself focuses on how at a very posh, hard-to-get-into all male academy. However, this particular academy has a tradition - to take a carefully selected group of first years and have them crossdress so as to make the school more cheery and to essentially be the school's "idols". Only thing is that they must not be found out; so as to not "expose" the truth (pun intended). But for their hard... See full review

6.5/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

Juura99's avatar
Jan 22, 2014

In my personal opinion, Yami Shibai is fantastic. It's simple and straight to the point; it's Japanese Ghost Stories. Being a fan of horror, supernatural and generally most eerie things myself, I was delighted with Yami Shibai. It's true that, upon first glance at both the animation and the short episode length, you wouldn't expect much from it. But I was pleasantly surprised. The animation was wonderful, I think, for the type of show it was. Having super-flashy or 'regular' animation wouldn't have suited the episodical style of the show. Styling the animation after the kamishibai was unique, and it... See full review

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

Sword Art Online

Xplayer's avatar
Jan 22, 2014

*Minor spoilers ahead* This may be the most difficult anime to review that I've ever watched. Sword Art Online has a unique distinction among anime that I've watched over the years. I don't think in my 5+ years on this website have I encountered an anime that simultaneously contained elements of the greatest and the worst that the medium has to offer. Sure, I've seen shows start out promising and crash at the end; on the other hand I've seen (more rarely) shows turn around from being poor to mediocre to being my all time favorites. SAO doesn't really follow either of these patterns but rather will have... See full review

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

Machine Robo: Revenge of Chronos

Raikou's avatar
Jan 21, 2014

Story: 2.5/10 The basic premise of Machine Robo is that there is the planet of Cronos where robots live (and that's all the setting information we're given about Cronos really). The evil Gyandlar Empire seeks the Hyribead, a mythical energy on Cronos that would allow them to rule the universe. In order to stop them, martial artist Rom Stol and his companions (his sister Leina, the swordsman Blue Jet, the happy-go-lucky Rod Drill, and the fussy Triple Jim) set out to find the Hyribead before Gyandlar and use it to bring peace to Cronos. Machine Robo is, quite frankly, not really the most ambitious of... See full review

2.5/10 story
4/10 animation
6/10 sound
5.5/10 characters
4/10 overall

Attack on Titan

Vicktus's avatar
Jan 21, 2014

I feel almost obligated to begin my review with this simple statement:  Attack on Titan is absurdly overrated.  There, it’s done, and now I can get on to explaining the very many reasons why. Art/Animation: – So the animation is top notch.  Yay 2013.  Definitely this anime’s strong suit, probably this anime’s only strong suit.  The characters were well drawn, and well proportioned.  It is worth noting that even secondary, and tertiary characters appeared well designed (as opposed to some anime’s where the character’s detail is a direct... See full review

2/10 story
9/10 animation
7/10 sound
1/10 characters
4/10 overall

Zetman

duchessliz's avatar
Jan 21, 2014

Story Players are monstrous abominations created by the Amagi Corporation that were originally used for amusement while humans watched them fight each other til death ... that is ... until one night when the Players went on a rampage and killed all their human spectators before making their escape. One of the scientist, Kanzaki Gorou, who was a key in the Players creation escaped with Z.E.T ... believed to be the most powerful of the Players and thus dubbed as the 'Hunter' by Amagi Mitsugai who was head of the Amagi Corporation. Mitsugai spent years trying to track down Z.E.T before stumbling upon... See full review

4/10 story
7/10 animation
3/10 sound
4/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Bokura ga Ita

acidstreaks's avatar
Jan 21, 2014

It took a lot of effort for me to finish this anime. Why? because it was awkward. The animation for this is very different than i'm used to, and there was practically a sex scene. I could hardly watch it after that. It made me uncomfortable with how the guy cheated on the girl, and also it bothered me with how 'experienced' he was. I tend to stick to a certain kind of animation, but like i said, this was really pushing it. I personally think this is a love-hate anime where you either love it or hate it, but i would give it a try. The plot isn't too bad, and if you're just starting out... See full review

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

Fruits Basket

acidstreaks's avatar
Jan 21, 2014

Fruits Basket was overall great. But, if you're looking for a big romance heart moving anime, this is not it. This is more of a cutesy comedy with a tad bit of romance, but it was great. The animation was very well done and the only thing i didn't like was how one of male characters had a woman voice over, for some reason that bothered me. Other than that, the way that they turned into animals when someone hugged them was an absolutely adorable idea, and the characters all have intresting (and sad) backstories. This anime is very funny, so I always watched it when i got home from schol to bring my... See full review

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

The Twelve Kingdoms

Rylif's avatar
Jan 21, 2014

As i find with most anime taken from novels they turn out pretty well, but this one especially, I find this as one of my most favorate anime. Story-i find the story very intresting and quite well thought out be it lore or the current story as it gives explanations about this strange new world and the rules they must live by and the many problems that inherit that world and leaves you asking fore more after the anime has ended. As i just said this anime leaves you asking for more, which can be done because there are 3 novel's but unfortunately i dont think they are going to ever animate the other 2 novels... See full review

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

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Grach's avatar
Jan 21, 2014

Storyline: Thankfully, not another "disaster hits and all society breaks down" show. If anything, it teaches to be thankful for what you have - no matter what it may be. The whole series follows a girl who travels the ruins of Tokyo with her brother and a complete stranger after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake hits; to get back to each of their homes (and to make sure their families are still alive).

This is indeed a tear-inducing series - don't get me wrong. Each event has the extreme likelihood of you bawling your eyes out (or at least tearing up). It sure made me...especially with its ending... See full review

8/10 story
9.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Omae Umasou da na Movie

sonyanyan's avatar
Jan 21, 2014

this amazing cartoon is the only possible explanation for me getting the highest mark in both literature and english exam in my year group. it touches some really serious topics on life and the life cycle, the power ofnature over us and the power of family relationships. i recommend it to everyone regardless of age and gender. 

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

To Heart

Darkdarkray's avatar
Jan 20, 2014

Watched the whole anime in about a week or something. I've loved this anime but infact it hasn't fullfilled my needs for a romantic anime. I don't know .. I was really hoping all the time to get the two mainchars together but they seem like they don't wanna :/ . Story: Kinda stereotypic story. Not thaaat good, could be better. Animation: Pretty nice animation. Haven't found a bad frame ^^' Sound:
ok. Characters: Loved all the characters, cute and lovely, everyone. But there is a big lack of background information about the characters. ~ 

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

Shaman King

ShamanKing's avatar
Jan 20, 2014

This is my absolute favorite anime. Hands down, from watching it and Huntik earlyyyy on Saturday mornings to watching it religiously on YouTube or another hosting application. This anime had a magnificent impact on my perspective and it helped me get through alot of issues by being able to sing the theme song ♡[Both versions]♡ and then seeing my favorite characters make it past obstacles and tribulations. I recommend this anime. For so many reasons, give it a looksy. You wont be easily dissatisfied. 

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

High School DxD

ShamanKing's avatar
Jan 20, 2014

  Ah, High school DxD. Few things come to mind when this particular series is mentioned, at least around my cluster of friends and that's depth. This series has excellent character engineering, plot progression and fluid combat sequences.   It has sex appeal and innuendos out it's ass but that's what attracts a large number of it's viewers.  DEM TITS. It keeps you on edge with it's aforementioned action and softens you back down with it's Kawaii factor and unexpected {but welcomed} sense of family. I wholeheartedly recommend this Anime.


      Warmest... See full review

10/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Kamisama Hajimemashita

acidstreaks's avatar
Jan 20, 2014

Kamisama Hajimemashita is overall amazing. I personally loved how all the characters were like super hot, and i really like stories where the girl falls for the boy first, it makes it a bit realistic. The animation was great, and I love the backstories for the characters. I'm not really into animal characters and like how weird it is, i usually just go for high school romance, but honestly this opened a bunch of doors for me. It's a great stepping stone to more animes and very enjoyable.

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

Amagami SS

Ichigo7up's avatar
Jan 20, 2014

I love this show. 'Why?' you might ask, becuase it is such a calm and soothing experience whilst still being able to grasp an audience. Comparions can be made to many series and to be fair these are mainly correct, but I feel that Amagami SS is it's own beast. You can see this through the beautiful sound-track and great character design. Watching this show around christmas is perfect and I couldn't ask for a better christmas harem. Speaking of the harem. I feel that it is handeld very well with each girl getting around four episodes allowing for the viewer to decide who truly is, BEST GIRL. I have always... See full review

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

Perfect Blue

DavidWP's avatar
Jan 19, 2014

A really gripping psychological thriller, that constantly made me second guess everything and made me really think about what was in her head and not. More in video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU6Jl9KopHA (the review follows the end of the Fate/Zero review) BBFC rating - 18 for strong violence, nudity and language

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10/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.6/10 overall

Fate/Zero

DavidWP's avatar
Jan 19, 2014

The things that bugged me in Fate/Stay Night aren't present in Fate/Zero, for starters the show actually checks in on all seven masters and servants who are taking part in the war and shows the viewer what they are doing when they aren't fighting, this in turn gave them more development because I could actually conect to them then and understand them, unlike Fate/Stay Night. More in video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ6-i4N3Zvw BBFC rating - 15 for strong bloody violence

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9/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.4/10 overall

Beck

Zimpan's avatar
Jan 19, 2014

Myself i watched Beck as a teenager, this anime is my absolute favorite anime and i will tell you why. Beck is about a 14 year old boy that discovers music from the angle of rock. It's a classic anime in a more modern envoirment and shows us how people around you can react based on the choices you make in life and how much time you put into your own interests. As you can figure out the main genre is music and even though you might not like japanese music this anime does contain a very well written story. Myself i found the music a little off since i wasn't really used to japanese rock. But it did affect my... See full review

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

Fate/stay night

DavidWP's avatar
Jan 19, 2014

While watching Fate/Stay Night I found the actually Holy Grail War aspect of the show to be incredibly dull, due to a great lack of character development for the masters and servants. Why the 8 then? Because the developing relationship of Shiro and Saber was fantastic and over the course of the show they both affect each other in different ways - their romance was brilliant and luckily they are in the show 90% of the time, but getting through all the boring battles and the discussion of the war was a chour to get through: More in video review: ... See full review

6/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
8/10 characters
6.9/10 overall

Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

CaptainSlow's avatar
Jan 19, 2014

What I Liked: Brilliantly stylish art design. The soundtrack is the right mixture of classy jazz and unsettling experimental electronic music and it never feels out of place. Oscar, for being an interesting addition to the cast. Fujiko's flashbacks are utterly frightening and quite easily the best part of the series. Episode 9. Miyuki Sawashiro does a brilliant job as the complicated femme fatale Fujiko.

What I Didn't: Proportions are a bit too fluid at times, occassionally falling into "lol how does skeleton work?" territory. Oscar, for really not helping things by being a walking talking... See full review

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

Neon Genesis Evangelion

CaptainSlow's avatar
Jan 19, 2014

What I Liked: Good character development between all the main characters. Good world-building and a great depiction of a post-apocalyptic (but not necessarily post-human) Japan. Awesome soundtrack. Misato. Series evolves from an average mecha series to a incredibly intricate psychological science-fiction series within its run. Animation becomes interestingly "experimental" late in its run. That infamous ending. Kaworu.

What I Didn't: The budget constraints are heavily noticable in certain (later) scenes - and pacing sometimes suffers due to this while the last episode feels laughably lazy... See full review

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

Space Dandy

raerainy's avatar
Jan 19, 2014

Funniest anime I've ever seen, Space Dandy is a clumsy alien hunter who goes around looking for new species of alien but is hopelessy distracted by the beautiful women he meets on his adventures. Half the show is about boobies :)

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

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

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Jan 19, 2014

DISCLAIMER: I have never played the original game, but I have watched a LP of it. Story: The story is typical fare--a bunch of highschoolers get shipped off to a creepy place dripping in atmosphere. Now what, pray tell, does this anime in particular do to make this interesting? Uh... Well, they do make it pretty scary... Truth be told, this is one of those anime that will, at times, manage to make you pause the episode, turn on all the lights, and keep watching. However, "at times" refers to about two or three scenes in the entire anime. The anime does really well when it ups its already... See full review

4/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
2.5/10 characters
4/10 overall

Toward the Terra TV

duchessliz's avatar
Jan 18, 2014

Story In the future Earth was abandoned due to pollution and humans are living on colonized planets while having every aspect of their life controlled. Children are not born by normal means and instead come into the world due to scientific and artificial means ... humans no longer give birth nor do they raise their own young, instead couples are given children to raise until they turn 14. On a child's 14th birthday they are considered adults and must enter the world of adults by taking an adulthood exam ... the exam is used for many purposes ... one of those purposes is to uncover any Mu so that they can... See full review

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

Blast of Tempest

Ryan1555's avatar
Jan 18, 2014

I was watching this anime , and wow this knock my socks off . Thats how amazing it was . There wasn't one dull moment when something happens bam something else happens . I love this anime. 

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

Najica Blitz Tactics

DerekL's avatar
Jan 18, 2014

Let's be straight here, I'm a guy and I enjoy an occasional ecchi/panty shots anime (though it's not all I watch).  But I cannot reccomend Najica Blitz Tactics.

The show starts a bit slow by introducing the titular character in training (showing what a badass she is) and getting on her first mission.  Fair enough, you have to establish the premise of the show before getting to the heart of the matter...  but over twelve wandering episodes, they never do get to the heart despite showing renewed promise with each one.  The individual episodes pretty much repeat in minature the... See full review

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

Samurai 7

FullmetalCowboy24's avatar
Jan 18, 2014

Critic’s Log - Earthdate: January 18, 2014. Review #77 : Samurai 7



Well, 2013 has come and gone and now it’s time for me to continue into the new year of 2014. I have been a bit busy as of lately but now I would like to continue my duty of reviewing anime as a hobby that I love doing. I may have written quite a number of reviews during 2013 and one of my resolutions this year is to write my 100th Anime Review (excluding the supplemental reviews I wrote alongside some animes.) I know the whole New Years Resolution thing is kind of pointless to bring up in this situation. Oh well... See full review

7.5/10 story
7/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
7.2/10 characters
6.7/10 overall

Walkure Romanze

Thrawn's avatar
Jan 17, 2014

Catching Up With Fall MM Story: Plot in a real ecchi is like plot in a porno: It's nice to have but not what you're here for. Obviously this applies for Walkure Romanze as well as the fact that it's ecchi jousting which goes further to say that any and all plot is completely irrelevant in the face of ecchi jousting, complete with sexy gear, jousting, hot girls jousting, more jousting and holy fucking shit it's a fucking jousting anime. When was the last time you saw a jousting anime that looked this hot? Not enough is what, this caters to a niche genre while catering to the perverted masses. It's all about... See full review

2.5/10 story
7/10 animation
?/10 sound
3/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Sword Art Online

genesic123's avatar
Jan 17, 2014

This is a special review

For the Great otaku lord and savior Jesus krirto In Convienece We Trust i present to you his Ten commandments.Ramen!

1.Thou shalt not be killed
The rules of the game clearly state that if you die in the game you die in real life.not Kirito.he gets his hp to zero and gets resurrected for no reason at all.(or just to show how holy he is as the second coming of Japanese Jesus)

2.Thou shalt have no other players before me.
He is clearly the chosen one here.he is the only "overlevelled" player.He is the only one than has the "dual... See full review

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

One Piece

HoussiGigsaw's avatar
Jan 17, 2014

My start with one piece wasn't that good, i hated the animation, the story was a bit slow and it felt kind of childish. But for some reason i kept watching, and before i realise i found myself inside the story, living with the strawhat crew.
I think one piece shouldn't be classified or labeled like any other anime, many people compare it to Naruto, but i think there is a very large differece.   One of it's best features is its characters, the way each and everyone have his/her own personnality, even when in background you can see them interact, not like other animes where they just stand... See full review

10/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
9.9/10 overall

Pupa

Touei's avatar
Jan 17, 2014

I think, the only thing with this anime is, that one episode is around 5 minutes. Then it has an one minute opening and ending. Because of this, it seems, that is has no real story. Personally, I think there will be a story... Hopefully... Because of this, I would give the story only 2 Points. But it feels everytime as if you had skipped a few of episodes, and so I give it only one point. I think, that Pupa is good animated, because I've seen very bad animated animes. But the animation is not that good. The sound is okay. I think the charaters are okay, but because of the episodelength you can't get them... See full review

1/10 story
4/10 animation
6/10 sound
2/10 characters
2/10 overall

Escaflowne: The Movie

herano's avatar
Jan 16, 2014

Im always very sad when I see a product that has awesome production values and creativity in the worlddesign, but that just cant be bothered to tell a good story and/or have well developed characters. Origins and Brave story had this problem, and now I can add Escaflowne the movie to this list.

A few years ago I watched the Escaflowne tv series and fell in love with it. Naturally I wanted to try out the movie, but I dropped it very fast after discovering how much the characters where altered in a bad way. But since a few years are passed now and the tv series isnt that present in my mind anymore, I... See full review

3/10 story
8.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
2/10 characters
4/10 overall

Wanna be the Strongest in the World

Thrawn's avatar
Jan 16, 2014

Spoilers about some plots and stuff. Not that you're watching it for plot or any dumb shit like that. Story: This failed as much as Tits-Chan did in the first six episodes of failure. Or five. The point is she failed. A lot. Constantly. It got incredibly depressing when she rode that fail train all on down the line and let me tell you, again, repeatedly, she. Fucking. Failed. In each episode's crappy ass wrestling moments which were filled breast to breast with moaning, it was a constant stream of fail moans. Now that's out of my system for now, I can tell you why it's worse than implants. At it's core... See full review

1/10 story
2.5/10 animation
2/10 sound
1.5/10 characters
1.5/10 overall

Detroit Metal City

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Jan 16, 2014

Alright so me being kind of an elitist metalhead will say that DMC is definitely not a death metal band nor is it deathcore as somebody tried to say I wouldn't say its metal either.  I'd say its more like pop death.  But anyways there are not really much references to any bands if any other to Emperor in the final episode.  However, what this show lacks in significance to metal it makes up for in the fact that is absolutely hilarious.  Watching the main character battle between his two selves is entertaining and didn't get old like people in some of the other reviews have said.  I... See full review

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

Samurai Champloo

StevenSAKUJO's avatar
Jan 16, 2014

Story: [8/10] Samurai Champloo is a story about three travelers who for the purpose of finding the mysterious samurai who smells like sunflowers  group up together and travel across 19th century Japan. Our characters face danger and starvation every day, in this somewhat episodic action-adventure. Usually I dislike episodic series because they lack a structure which can give closure to a story and I feel as though each episode may as well be it's last but Samurai Champloo's main story is knitted into each episode and despite how many characters and spin-off story lines are introduced, it never lost... See full review

8/10 story
7.7/10 animation
6.7/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
7.3/10 overall

Accel World

Danmonkey's avatar
Jan 15, 2014

Story:
This, in particular, is where Accel World shines. With an engaging premise and a breakneck plot speed, every episode of this show sucks you in. In addition, plot twists and entertaining situations entertain you in the lull between action scenes.  9.5/10 Animation: I've never been one to pay too close attention to animation, but Accel World brings special attention to it's scenes. While not on par with Sword Art Online, or other highly animation-focused anime, many of the scenes are breathtaking to look at. The action scenes in particular flow very well. 8.5/10 Sound: I don't have much... See full review

9.5/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
9/10 overall

Sword Art Online

Mike154698's avatar
Jan 15, 2014

*Don't worry No Spoilers* Lets see were to start with this amazing Anime... Story: Alright the story... Now the story is pretty gripping and paced out nicely, the charachters develop well and the whole timing of the story makes sense. What is really great about the story is that it's not extremly predictible leaving some great twists and changes that effect the story throughout. Animation: There is some really amazing art in this anime which truly brings the world to life in a way that I just can't take my eyes off, it's well thought out and wonderfully designed giving your eyes a nice treat! ... See full review

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

Love Live! School Idol Project

ratchet573's avatar
Jan 14, 2014

Love Live is everything you think it is from the outset. It’s a high school drama centered on a group of adorable girls becoming idols. It’s nothing new, it doesn’t strive to change the game; yet it still manages to beat the competition as far as I’m concerned. And I’m not familiar with all the competition because I’m not a huge fan of this slice of life/music genre that seems to have cropped up after the success of that one episode of Haruhi Suzumiya and the massive success of K-On. All I know of is the first season of K-On, which is massively hyped up. I reviewed... See full review

?/10 story
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6.7/10 overall

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

AmyHakunaMatata's avatar
Jan 14, 2014

The graphics were amazing. I teared up during a few of the middle episoes but I cried nonstop throughout the last episode. I loved it!

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

Steamboy

Illuthar's avatar
Jan 14, 2014

I'm going to admit, when I first saw the trailer for steamboy I had the shivers. It looked absuletely stunning. I had hoped the movie would be just as gritty and steampowered as possible and it was.
1863, where an alternate nineteenth century Europe has m"In ade tremendous strides in steam-powered technologies, scientist Lloyd Steam and his son Edward have succeeded, after a lengthy expedition, in discovering a pure mineral water. They believe the water can be harnessed as an ultimate power source for steam engines (the main industrial engine of the time). An experiment in Russian Alaska goes... See full review

6/10 story
9/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.4/10 overall

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

KeiNiwa's avatar
Jan 14, 2014

Story (8/10) The anime is about Miaka and Yui, two high schoolgirls who are besties who got teleported to an Ancient China setting, after discovering a book of "The Universe of the Four Gods" in the National Library. Eventually, Yui is transported back to the real world leaving Miaka trapped there. Miaka eventually became the Priestess of Suzaku and assigned to save the kingdom of Konan by searching the Suzaku Seven and attempt to summon the Beast God Suzaku. Eventually, Miaka falls in love with Tamahome, one of the Suzaku Seven, whilst Yui, her best friend have feelings on him as well. Yui... See full review

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

Zettai Shougeki ~Platonic Heart~

someone173's avatar
Jan 13, 2014

In this world, there exist all kinds of anime. There are good ones, bad ones, as well as REALLY bad ones. And then… there are some that transcend the idea of good and bad, so much so that one cannot simply express their opinion of it by means of such trivial things like “numbers” or even “words”. This is one of them. Only 5 episodes long in length, the story is supposedly simple, for something of its kind anyways . Our protagonist, Aya Iseshima, one day finds herself participating in the tournament Martial Heart, and is determined to win the tournament so that she can have... See full review

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

Infinite Stratos 2

Thrawn's avatar
Jan 13, 2014

Story: Initially, this was five stars. That was the first episode, which was the best episode of the series bar none. By series I mean the entire shebang, first and second season because it was 70% Charlotte/Laura and promoted some delicious, scrumptious, shipping. And it was pretty much the two of them on a date of sorts, with dressing up, maid costumes and some of the most delicious crepes ever. It was the best first episode of a second season ever for those two alone. Then the rest of the series happened. Plot isn't high on the list of things IS does well but it's what you'd expect: Alternating between... See full review

4/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
6.5/10 overall