Hi no Tori: Yamto Hen is a animated adaptation of Osamu Tezuka Phoenix manga Volume 3. I have not read the manga, but from what I heard it is episodic and takes place in different points in time. Past and future. There is a Phoenix that legend has it if you drink it's blood you will gain immortality, but no one has done this successfully. This story takes place in the far past. The main character Oguno from the Yamato people is wounded and cared by Kajika and her people the Kumaso. Their relationship builds. Oguno's original mission was to infiltrate the Kumaso tribe who are his people's (Yamato) enemy. One... See full review
For those of you who have not read the manga are probably like "oh this animes not so bad, it's pretty good actually." WRONG! This anime is horrible! They barely, BARELY followed the manga. After reading the manga I was like "oh I love this fight, let me go watch it in anime form" And what do you know the fights not there! The only thing that is the same is probably the characters names! What makes me mad is that the manga is AMAZING. The characters, the action ,the stroyline is all really good (yes it has its own faults, no manga is perfect mind you) and it's so good that an anime... See full review
If someone were to ask me "hey whats rurouni kenshin about?" I would not be able to answer this question. There's no one solid story line, it's kind of like watching a lot of fillers that have there on mini sub plot, but there's no BIG story line. I could say "Oh it's about this amazing samurai who fights for peace and harmony." " who's the main bad guy?" " ummm....we'll their is no MAIN bad guy,he meets people with bad intentions and fights them." "That sounds dull." *sigh* I really can't describe this show in such a way that makes it sound AMAZING. This... See full review
Let me start by saying this anime is seriously underrated due to the fact it attracts the wrong kind of viewers (or rather people who expect different things then what is being offered here)
To avoid spoilers but also to get the correct viewers attention; to save time for people who want this quickly summarized and don't care to read much: Do not watch if: - You're expecting fanservice all around and a lot of supernatural battles - You want something similar to Bleach/Naruto/One Piece - You want to see the classic good vs evil battle with some romance and ecchi Watch if: - You want anime... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: December 1, 2013. Review #74: Paprika.
It’s been a while since I last had a dream and I really don’t know why. I actually like having dreams when I am asleep. Well anyway…Dreams can even influence ideas for movies and that is not a bad method for using your imagination if you are the creative type. Hell, Christopher Nolan’s film Inception was about going within a dream within a dream within a dream. Talk about complicating. Anyway, the final dream that Satoshi Kon completed is Paprika.
Sometime in the near future, a revolutionary... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: December 1, 2013.
To begin, all human beings have a viewpoint of all shapes and sizes. But there are times when someone can be cornered into agreeing on something so he or she can please others. Regardless of the situation, a person will eventually form his or her own opinion and draw a conclusion about something but not everyone will agree. And then...
In the country of Japan, there seems to be an elementary school kid that is known as Lil’ Slugger (Shonen Bat in the Subtitled Version) and this mysterious... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: December 1, 2013. Review #72: Tokyo Godfathers.
Well, the holiday season is here once again and I have yet another review just in time before Christmas, in fact this movie takes place around Christmas. Here’s Tokyo Godfathers!
On one Christmas Eve, there were three Japanese people who are homeless. one is a middle aged man named Gin who happens to be an alcoholic. one is a high school runaway girl named Miyuki, and a transgender woman who was a former drag queen named Hana. These three were searching dumpsters and trash bags for possible Christmas... See full review
Well, this is an anime ova from '87 so the quality is good for its time. The story was suprisingly good, however, I recommend you watch the second OVA first "Salamander: Meditating Paola" as this happens before in the timeline and they spoil the end in the first OVA, which is totally ridiculus.See full review
Girls Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the 2nd review....after reviewing it all those years ago as a 16 year old kid, finally rewatched it few weeks ago as a 20 year old....kid... ;) lol kinda sad to say rewatching it, that it wasn't entiely the masterpiece i remember watching back in 2010, but still enjoyed it a lot as i did in the frist time, because it was all about having fun, good times, and ecchi ;D story - plotless/episodic anime for the most part (not that theres anything wrong with that imo) lots of funny/perverted/ecchi stuff ;D and of course a few fuzzy heartwarming momnets... See full review
Seriously, this anime is just too cool for its own good. In a bizarre, Halloween-esque world, students at the DWMA are seperated into two groups. One of the groups are weapons, students who have the ability to transform into any kind of weapon. The other group are meisters, the students who wield these weapons. Each meister has their own weapon, and the partners must work together to kill 100 kishins. If they succeed, the weapon could then turn into a Death Scythe, which is wielded by Lord Death himself. The anime focuses on three partnerships: Maka and Soul, Black Star and Tsubaki, and Death the Kid... See full review
This was a fairly good anime. It has a good story line to it but I wished that the episodes were longer then one minute. The animation of this anime was good but I thought that in some places it need a little bit more details. The sound of the anime is very good. I has good music that does not drown out the characters voices. I love some of the characters voices and now I want to know who is playing them. The characters of the anime are very good. I love what the brothers are willing to do for thire sister. But I still wish that I could have seen more of this anime, more then 5 minutes. But over all this is... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: November 30, 2013. Review #71: Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals
I have played Final Fantasy V before and I didn’t really enjoy that game as much even though many fans of the series thought the fifth installment was a bit underappreciated. What I didn’t like about Final Fantasy V was its story, it just seemed a little disappointing which makes me wonder why there was a continuation of the story in anime form. Which brings me to Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals
200 years after Bartz and his friends saved two worlds from the threat of... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: November 30, 2013. Supplemental Review: On The Way To A Smile: Episode Denzel.
When Advent Children was released, Last Order came alongside it. When the Complete Version of Advent Children was released, here’s On The Way To A Smile: Episode Denzel
This is the story about Denzel and he aims to enlist in the World Regenesis Organization (WRO) and he leaps back into his past. some parts of this story takes place during the game and even before Advent Children.
To be technical, this is a production between Square Enix and A-1 Pictures and... See full review
This series covers the first 6 books of the manga, which is by far the best part of the series and before the quality starts to drop. Great story and a good way to get introduced to the mangs, honestly you could watch this series and pick up the manga starting at book 7 if you have trouble reading yourself into loving a plot.See full review
WHAT EVER YOU DO, IF YOU LIKE STAYING HAPPY AND SANE, DON'T WATCH THIS ANIME!!! THIS EPIC STORY TOOK MY EMOTIONS AND AND STABBED THEM. THERE ARE SCARY, HAPPY, CARING, SAD, MADDENING, AND GUT RENCHING SCENES THAT WILL LEAVE YOU CRYING IN A DARK CORNER FOR AN HOUR. THE BEGGINING WAS INTERESTING ENOUGH, THE MIDDLE WAS KINDA SLOW, BUT THE END ECLIPES ALL OF THAT AND MAKES YOU NEED MORE OF THE STORY.See full review
Most hyped up anime of the year, SnK didn't really live up to its hype.
Story (6/10)Not overly complex, like most anime, though there are theories swirling around which could make it a TON more complex if Isayama decided to do them. The story is interesting, I'll give it that. But the components that make up the story are not. The enemy being a Titan is interesting, and original. I think he got the idea of them from the Titan Gods in mythology. The walls are an overused idea. We see many things, be it show or book, that has at least one huge structure surrounded by walls. Examples would be... See full review
I have been looking for an anime with a setting like this. Luckily for me the anime was pretty good too. I will definitely be watching the second season, but its hard to be motivated to watch it knowing that it doesnt finish the story. This is also why it cant be a 10 out of 10 Story: The story easily has enough depth to be a 10/10 anime. At times the economics were hard to follow unless you go back and give it some thought. However it all makes sense after you grasp the situations. I was sad when I found out that the anime and manga ended before the end of the... See full review
First of all im not really a sports anime or basket ball fan for the most part, but Kuroko's Basketball was definitely enjoyable for me. Story: Its pretty much the usual shonen story where we follow the main character (kuroko) as he and the Seirin basketball team take on tough opponents and face challenges in order to become the best. never the less i felt that the story progressed smoothly and for the most part is enjoyable Animation:In my opinion the animation looks great. the colors look sharp and the games look well done. only thing i could say i didnt like is i thought the shading under the chin... See full review
This is a good anime. I like that it has one main story line to it instead of branching off into side stories. The animation of this anime is very good. I like the songs in this anime because they are really good and they don't drwon out the voices of the characters. I love most of the characters in the anime because they are really awesome people. Alos some of the voices of he characters are really good. So over all this is a good anime if you like animes that are set in the past.See full review
This anime has a some what good story line to it but sometimes it is a little confusing. I like that there is one main goal for the main characters to follow. The animation of this anime is fairly good. Some of the characters in the anine have very good details to them. I don't like some of the songs in this anime espacally the opening and the ending songs. However I like some of the songs trough out the anime. I also like some of the voices of the characters. Some of the characters in this anime are a little weired but I still like most of them. Overall this is a very good but weired anime to...See full review
Bakemonogatari Storyline 7. Our protagonist Araragi is a vampire who finds it his duty to help out cursed tsundere women. He does this by talking, talking and more talking. Yep, that pretty much sums up the whole series. Plot and pace 4. The development in this Anime is very slow. There are five different arcs, each time involving a different girl that has been cursed by the spirits of a certain animal (i.e. snakes, monkeys, a bunny,…). Bakemonogatari never really makes sense, but since it’s an anime about mysteries and supernatural things I don’t mind about that too... See full review
"Lupin III" is a franchise that has had its ups and downs, but for the most part, the master thief and his crew manage to pull off entertaining heists year after year, most of which are at least somewhat memory. However, one of the most indisputably excellent outings of the franchise was the theatrical feature, "The Castle of Cagliostro," which is without a doubt one of my favorite films, let alone Lupin films. So it only makes since that a TV special would try to curtail the greatness of that film, in hopes of achieving at least half of what Miyazaki managed to. However, referencing... See full review
STORY 9/10 One of the best I've seen. It starts out very slow in the first few episodes, it takes a while for any plot to begin to develop as they try and set the scene for the viewer. From there the reader is pulled into the story of what Akira Takizawa did before he lost his memories, and why he did that to to himself. Couple in the cast of other Selecao agents, a pleasantly naiive lead female, and the others who get dragged in and this becomes a very compelling story. ANIMATION 7.5/10 Quite well done, well colored scenery and nicely drawn characters, though not particularly standout. SOUND... See full review
Campione!....girls make out with you so you can learn what you need to kill your opponet....this needs to be a thing! Anyway, Campione is simple enough show about a dude who gets magical powers from acidentally killing a god and gets a harem of token anime girls to help him kill the same few villians over 12 episodes. And he fights the same villian...twice. Now if your still reading this, I say to you, I enjoyed this show....more than I should have probablly. The animation for this show was fantastic and the story was cool, even it is is ver simple to follow. The girls all fit into different troups: the... See full review
Another....hmmm where to start....LOTS OF BLOOD AND MYSTERY!!!!!!!!!!! Ahem....ill keep this short and sweet. Another is a bloody mystery show where a class of high school students (still dont get Japans obbsession with high school) who are killed off one by one each year by a curse when there is a extra member of the class. The deaths are gory and bloody, and the students are shocked each time as the scramble to uncover a way to stop said curse. You average one death per episode for most of the show until the end where students start dropping like flies in the last few episodes. While the mystery made... See full review
Now I'm not usually a guy who likes romantic animes, but what made this show stand out to me was how honest it was about sex up front, which just made me like and laugh at the show. Having the protagonist be the sex crazed female for once was also refreshing. B Gata H Kei is about Yamada and her desire to bang 100 dudes by the end of highschool, and her first target is the dorky Kosuda. The kicker is their both virgins, and because hilarity insues as they clumsely and try their hardest to just do the deed. Besides the straightforwardness of it all, I have to give special reconigtion to the english cast... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: November 27, 2013. Supplemental Review: Last Order: Final Fantasy VII.
If you have played Final Fantasy VII and remembered the things shaped the events of the game, then this is for you… Here’s Last Order: Final Fantasy VII.
After the destruction of Nibelheim at the hands of Sephiroth, Zack and Cloud are on the run from the Shinra Corporation. As they make their way back to the town of Midgar, they recall the horrible events that happened at Nibelheim, as well as fight for survival against Shinra.
To be technical, this is a Studio... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: November 27, 2013. Review #70: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
In 1997, Square Enix released one of the biggest RPG’s for the Sony PlayStation. That game is Final Fantasy VII. To this day, it is a very popular entry in the Final Fantasy series. To me, Final Fantasy VI is my favorite entry in the Final Fantasy franchise. But there is no denying that I was one of the many that enjoyed the seventh installment. This game was so popular that it led to a movie, a sequel game, some prequel games and even a book. Before I talk about the movie, there is something... See full review
It's not an easy challenge to pull off incest as a form of comedy styling. This is what actually kept me away from the anime Kissxsis in the first place. My friend reassured me that this anime was superb and she wasn't kidding. So lets dive in. --SYNOPSIS-- Keita Suminoe is an average high school student that grew up with two girls that he shared affection for due to his child like innocence. Much to their surprise their families married each other and these two girls became Keita's sisters. The two girls (Ako Suminoe and Riko Suminoe) are far from reserved when it comes to their feelings; especially... See full review
The story I gave a 8 because the episodes after episode 8 gets actually super intense. Nice move there Zexcs. Animation was okay The characters are all sadistic, and they always abuse her, but I like them and their looks Average: 8 out of 10 stars!!See full review
Story: The story in this show is pretty nice, years ago the 'Fog' came from nowhere with battleships much more powerfull then the humans had and with them they locked down the oceans and cut all communications. the Fog's battleships all look like human ones only with glowing marks on them... one shouldn't however judge a book b it's cover. these warships are alive, they are some kind of alien weapons that have taken the shape of battleships. after coming to earth they developed a 'Mental Model' around their core which is like a human body with which they can walk around anywhere they wish and still control... See full review
What I Liked: Animation was well done (for a ONA). Interesting concept. Great set designs. The series managed to develop both the Aiga and Sakasama peoples (in terms of origins and function) within 24 minutes. Yukiyo Fujii as Patema.
What I Didn't: The soundtrack was a bit too sparse at times, too dramatic at others and stupidly dated at one point. It just ends, and not in the way a prequel should. Age and Sakasama still seem like empty canvases, and Age's background is left to external exposition.
Final Verdict: Meant as a prologue to the currently-screening Sakasama no Patema / Patema... See full review
Now this was a gem that was watched not too long ago (two days ago to be exact). The series follows one Jonah and his dealings with the arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar. Though, there's a slight twist: Jonah is a child soldier who hates weaponry and those who sell them after having his village bombed by weapons sold to the local militia. After being hired, Jonah follows around Koko and her other bodygaurds from location to location, usually shooting things along the way. The plot itself is episodic, with each episode essentially as a stand alone or as part of a series within the series. Along the way, there are... See full review
There are some anime that are good; excellent even. There are those that are bad, sometimes to the extent of you wishing to bash your head in after every episode. Then...there are anime like Popee the Performer. It cannot neccessarily be said as "good" (it most certainly is not), but at the same time, it cannot be said as totally "bad" either. Easiest way to put it: It's that video on YouTube you get forwarded and continue to watch it even though it is absolutely horrific. There is no real 'plot' to this. The most that is known is that there is a wolf who changes masks to give his... See full review
Kokoro Connect is an anime that doesn't exactly leap out at you upon a first glance but should you decide to watch the series then you shouldnt be disappointed. It was one of the first anime's I have watched and it is still a favorite of mine. Lets start with the best part, the characters. Not one of these main characters did I truly dislike which was a first. For a romantic anime it is important that character development is accomplished well and they hit the nail on the head with this one. The fact that I could sympathize with each of the characters to some extent; made them very memorable... See full review
The anime Koharu Biyori (Indian Summer) is comedy ecchi based off of robots that are assigned to masters in everyday life. At first glance this didn't seem odd but after watching the anime as a whole the story itself was very cluttered and had no clear path. It would cutscene to different scenes and transition massively to scenes which come out of nowhere. Some parts however were a more like romantic based series which was not really necessary for anime like this where nothing is to really be taken seriously. The animation has recieved its fair share of critisim but I believe that it is in fact well... See full review
This was a fairly good anime. I like this anime because it had a good story line to it. What confused me was that the one main character going back in time. However it is still really good. I like the animation of the anime because it is good. This anime also had good setup of the coflicts, however the resolutions might have need just a little more work to them. The characters of this anime had very good details to them as well as the scenary. I like the music in this anime because the songs did not over power the voices of the characters. I also like the voices of some of the characters. The characters of... See full review
Just Terrible. first, animation seems lazy- the designs look cool, sorta like the cenobytes from Hellraiser with the outfits and monster look. but lots of jerky animations. stills, gaping mouth opens. they all seem so apathetic too. the color palette is appopriate -dark and dreary moody- yet doesn't go anywhere. characters- you won't like any of them. blase' and you seriously won't care about any of them. all in all bad animtation. story that could have been great but goes nowhere- and just a bunch of people with powers you won't care if they die or not. it became a chore... See full review
Eden of the east is a enjoyable anime with a artstyle that sets it apart from most other productions and has a enjoyable story that never really falls apart even while silier events take place,
While it was good in many ways it wasn't quite as fulfilling as one would like for a stand alone anime, mostly because it really demands that you watch it's sequels. The characterization was nicely done, it took some episodes but never forced it much other than for some of the secondary cast where we were blatantly told what the personality of their character was like.
The plot starts off quite uneven and... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: November 24, 2013. Review #69: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt Warning: This review contains subject matter that is not appropriate for young children. November 23, 2013 was a very special day, Yesterday was The Day of The Doctor. It was the 50th Anniversary of the longest Science-Fiction series Doctor Who. Pffft, fuck that! *ahem* Actually, I really enjoy Doctor Who and I was just joking, But this day should also be honoring all doctors of all fields, you know… the doctors that give you your checkups to see that you are healthy. Also, let’s not forget... See full review
Warning: DO NOT WATCH THIS ANIME, IF YOURE AFRAID OF PEOPLE DYING DISGUSTINGLY; AT NIGHT OR WHILE YOURE EATING!
This anime is not a normal horror anime. It is the horror anime.(Not like those pseudo horror animes, that aren't scary) It is very creepy, distgusting and there is a very mysterious story. In the first episode, it is very mysterious.
If you love see people anime character dying some very disgusting ways with much blood coming out of their wounds, you will love this anime.
This is the only anime, that i would never watch again at night or while eating, because you freak out! The... See full review
I wasn't the most excited person to go in and watch Bakemonogatari. The idea of a supernatural series that decided to focus on dialogue threw me off for a bit. But one day I said "OK I'll try it, how bad could it be?" So I tried, and I gotta say, I really liked this anime. Bakemonogatari follows a boy named Koyomi Araragi, who was once a vampire, but thanks to a man called Meme Oshino, Ararararagi is now human again. Ever since the vampire incident, he and Oshino must help a variety of girls with their own individual problems involving supernatural oddities. Now you may be thinking that, judging... See full review
Genocyber is without a doubt, one of the worst animes I have ever seen.
The story for Genocyber is about a girl named Elaine who has psychic powers and she end's up having the ability to transform into a killing machine known as: The Genocyber. As the OVA series progresses, she end's up facing off with the military and goes on the run.
The story may sound interesting but it's filled with some plot holes that make no sense including the final scene in the show and the anime is also filled with bad character development and the series is mostly boring. I did not care about the characters... See full review
Review is solely opinion so please don't hate
STORY: 9 This supernatural story is wildly unique with a premise that has a lot to work with. Mushishi will take you on a journey. You follow Ginko throughout his journey as a mushi master, and his stories are an absolute joy to watch. Mushishi introduces a new story almost every episode that is original and could honestly become movies. Each story keeps you entertained and intrigued throughout, and leaves you wanting more in the end. The overall structure of the story reminds me of Detective Conan. Like Conan, you follow Ginko's life but there are... See full review
This is a really good anime. I love this anime because it has a really good story line to it. I love that the main characters have one main goal that they have to get to. Although I don't like that sometimes there are some "filler" kind of episodes because it just disrups the flow of the main story line. The animation of this anime is so awesomely epic. I love the details of the characters and the scenary. I like the songs that they have in this anime. I also love the voices of some of the characters. I love most of the character because they are really awesome people. But there are some... See full review
Dammit anime industry, why are you sabotaging yourself like that? Kyousougiga could have been a show ranking alongside highly acclaimed titles such as Tatami Galaxy, or Furi Kuri. It had the themes, the budget, the set-up, and the liveliness to achieve greatness. … And messed it all up. First things first; the 2013 version is a remake of the older one from the previous year. No reason to watch that one, other than scratching your head with Toei doing 3 versions of the EXACT same thing so close to each other (since there is an even older single episode set in the same... See full review
NOT WHAT IT SEEMS TO BE
The biggest mistake one will do when beginning to watch this show, is not being prepared about what it actually is all about. The premise is misleading, and the initial episodes are not representing the mood of the show. If you have no idea what the twist is going to be like later on, chances are you will hate it. I make it sound like in order to enjoy it, you need to be spoiled about things that are not supposed to be spoiled, but trust me, it will spare you the rage and disappointment so many felt while it was still airing. Not getting what you expect out of a show works... See full review
I normally don't write a review about an anime I dropped but I already read the manga so I'm really confident about my review.
Story: (30/100) Allow me to try and explain the plot of this series. Karneval is about a boy named Nai who is searching for an old friend and his search brings him in contact with a young pickpocket named Gareki. These two are soon thrown into a battle between the supernatural Government defense force known as Circus and a evil supernatural organization named Kafka that develops these demonic creatures called Varugas. Gareki and Nai join Circus as both Kafka and Circus are... See full review
It's pretty common to get the sensation of feeling like you care for the characters in an anime spanning 20 episodes or more. It's rare to come across a 12 or 13 episode anime that gives you that sensation. It's possibly the rarest of them all to accomplish a liking and a genuine care for the characters in 45 minutes. Hotarubi no Mori e is that prized gemstone. THE STORY IS: Hotaru is a 6 year old girl who gets lost in the forest and can't seem to find her way out. Curled up and crying, a strange voice comes out of nowhere to get her attention. This voice comes from Gin, a teenager living in the forest... See full review
Disclaimer: From first impressions of this anime, one might be under the impression that this is an anime focused on the furry subculture. There are undeniable connections to this subculture due to the style that anthropomorphism in animals has taken today. However, while I can't say I speak for director Mamoru Hosoda when I say this, I don't believe this anime to be one necessarily about the furry culture and definitely not for furries only. In addition, nothing about this anime brings along the negative baggage that SOME parts of the furry fandom bring. If the very idea of anthropomorphism in animals is... See full review