School Days is in my opinion a popular and infamous for having unlikeable characters. I first discovered the anime and I thought it's some generic comedy harem, but it was the complete opposite. The anime was made by the studio of TNK in the summer of 2007. The same one who made the anime adaptation of High School Dxd. School Days also got mixed reviews and it's controversial. But anime harems were more common at it's own. If you looked at the animes, a male depending on their personality usually encounters with a group of female characters. In my opinion, female characters were part of a fanbase... See full review
I thought I'd write an honset review as a counter to many unwarranted negative reviews I've seen about this series. Also, no spoilers. Ok... First things first... This isn't a series for everyone. The story does VERY little hand-holding. It may be confusing till the end, and even then you might be confused. But the truth is there is a method to the madness and all the information required to understanding the story is available to you throughout the series. The story has many twists and things that are not explained until later. That said, if you really do attempt to pay attention to the end, you will be... See full review
So, I just finished watching the series. And I warn you: this review may be a little over the place because I'm still freaking out about what just happened and a thousand ideas are running through my mind. I found Durarara!! after watching Baccano!. I loved the style so much that I needed to find something similar, and I definitely found it in Durarara!!. What allured me to these two animes was, mainly, the build up of the story and the crazy amount of characters. Durarara!! starts with many storylines, which you don't know about / don't really understand at the beginning. For me, this is very... See full review
(94.75%) I WISH THEY DUBBED THIS SHOW: Let's get one thing straight... There are just some people out there who hate to read or cannot read fast. I'd just like to say that I feel sorry for those people because more than likely, they will miss out on an awesome epic mystery anime. What do I mean by "Miss out"? The anime is only available in English SUBTITLES. Yes, it is true that you could easily just pase the video when it gets to the long dialogue, but having to pause and play over and over would make me lose focus on the visual aspects of the show. If I wanted to not worry about... See full review
Everything about this anime is seductive, yet at the same time off-putting. If I had to describe this in one word it would be pretty. The art is beautiful and I could listen to the guys’ voices all day long. I also loved all the music. The fact that this was made from an otome game is quite apparent from the sudden reverse harem and total lack of Yui’s character development. Whereas many harem/reverse harem anime point toward at least one girl/guy being more important than the rest, this is just like an otome game giving all the guys equal appearances and equal relationship development (though... See full review
The numbers added up about perfectly this time, thats somewhat suprising. The first thing I have to say is SOMEONE PLEASE FIRE THAT FEMALE LEAD VOICE ACTOR. Dear lord, she rarely ever talks normally. This is one of those voice actors that tried way the f**k to hard and sounded like a complete idiot while doing so. Her voice was always shaky, even when absolutely nothing was going on. Maybe its an attempt to add emotion to the anime?????? I have seen completely emotionless moments bring out more emotion then her stipid @$$ voice did. The thing about her is that she... See full review
Story – Imagine if aliens resided on Earth in disguise alongside us humans! There would be aggressive aliens, peaceful aliens, and aliens that are on the verge of extinction. Not noticing their presence, they would be right under our noses living with us in harmony. That’s until Prince Baka shows up in baseball star, Tsutsui’s apartment…
Characters – There’s a huge variety of different aliens in this series and it’s certainly interesting to watch them! From flesh-eating aliens to alien assassins, new species are always being introduced to the show. The... See full review
Intro Jun Maeda, well known for previous teen drama efforts - Kanon and Clannad, has come up with another, shorter retelling, only this time with a much more interesting twist.. Kanon was all about character development and slowly divulging in each ones story, Clannad was more of the same, only more brutal in its story telling and delivery. Angel Beats! however, must capture its audience with half the number of episodes of 'Kanon' and 4 times less than that of 'Clannad'. So how does it fair? Story Yuzuru Otonashi, some teenage boy awakens to find himself at an unknown school... See full review
STORY: First, let me quickly establish that the setting and concept of this anime is incredibly cliche. A magic war between two schools of magical highschool students with the evil school trying to destroy the world and the story unfolds as seen through a couple of students in the "good school". So what is "unique" about this anime? Firstly, the concept of how our main characters gain their power is interesting with a magician coming into contact with them "unlocking" latent powers and turning them into magicans themselves. Magical Diseases? Check.
What else is... See full review
Ouran High School Host Club (or OHSHC for the purposes of this review) details the story of intellectual protege Haruhi Suzu-I mean Fujioka and her various school life adventures with her fellow club members at the Ouran's High School Host Club in this romantic comedy/slice of life anime. We are introduced to Haruhi as she wanders around an extremely prestigious school, reserved only for the insanely wealthy. Her acceptance is due to her brilliance and studious attitude, giving her a significant academic advantage over her stereotypically spoiled classmates. During her wandering, she accidentally breaks a... See full review
I myself am surprised that I enjoyed this series as much as I did. Can't make any promises that I would like anything else in the same vein, but the reasons why I did like it will be discussed so here we go! STORY: Right off the bat we are greeted with an old lady narrator detailing how a high schooler named Nanami Momozono is evicted from her own house due to her father's gambling problems and consequential "disappearance". She helps a man being harrassed by a dog in the park and he gives her a map to his 'house' out of gratitude. It turns out that this house is in fact a decrepit shrine... See full review
This is a commercial for a correspondence education course. I'm not even joking. It's a damned commercial.See full review
This review is about the first season of K-on.
Story The story is about Yui, a girl who recently entered highschool. She is ver lazy and doesn't to do anything that requires the least bit of effort. The problem is ... she needs to join a club. After a while she's forced by tea and snacks into the light music club. This club consists of 3 other members. Mugi a keyboard player, Mio who plays the bass and Ritsu who plays the drums. They needed 1 more member to join their club otherwise it'd be shut down. So they let Yui join them, although Yui can't play guitar. They end up buying Yui a guitar and... See full review
When the Kill la Kill PV came out, I had high hopes for it. The fluid animation, the music, and the fact that the art style reminded me of my favorite anime drew me right in. When the second PV came out and it revealed the antagonist and the protagonist in those skimpy "battle" outfits, I became skeptical but wasn't about to back down. I thought it wouldn't be that bad or in your face. And I was so wrong. The episodes progress with a lot of fight scenes, and they would actually be really cool if the characters fighting weren't in really revealing outfits almost the whole time. Eventually, even... See full review
I feel with a traditional martial arts story in relation to anime, I feel it could go in certain specific ways and I felt it was a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation with what your typical martial arts movie or series could be. Allow me to explain, in the games, Akira is portrayed more as a serious old school style martial artist and tends to really have no sense of humor. While in the anime, his behavior is juvenile, sarcastic, and has an appetite like Gokuu from Dragon Ball. Despite that, he still has a deep respect for the martial arts and is always willing to defend the weak. So I... See full review
The story itself is simple and fun, and minimally engaging. I like how it has unpredictable elements in it and you don’t really expect certain things to happen. The premises within the Future Century universe where games, politics, and wars is handeled through the Gundam Fight is quite an interesting concept in my personal opinion, because I frankly think that’s how things should be. We wouldn’t have war, and it’d be pretty entertaining. But sadly, the people on earth will be collateral damage as a result.
The presentation of the culturally diverse cast is of course where the... See full review
Well, it’s going to be very confusing if you have not read the manga. Because the manga starts when Ryuji is 5 years old and it really builds up the rivalry and friendship he has with Jun, and how and why Ryuji got into boxing. You get little background story with the main characters so those not familiar with the manga are going to be puzzled. Putting both seasons together, the anime takes out a lot. Like the first season of the anime omits when Ryuji confronts a gang that dresses up in KISS make up. Like that wasn’t screwed up enough. Those are beginning of some of the changes.
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Remember how I say that when you get to the end of the first anime series, it’s truly the beginning? This oav is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. It finally further gives the other characters deeper opportunities to develop and to be taken seriously. Especially in the case of Kimura who’s primary function has always been comic relief. It’s nice that the oav of course centers around on Kimura and you only view Ippo from a 3rd hand perspective which I thought was an interesting twist since he’s the main character. You really get to see how much boxing really means... See full review
I thought they fit a considerable amount into this TV special. However, some of my main gripes in relation to this series will of course be in relation to what was omitted from the manga. For example, I was upset that they took out Hayami vs Kobashi for Sanada’s vacated jr. featherweight title, it was a fight people enjoyed and gives further character development for the winner for that fight at some capacity, and it also sets up how Ippo first meets Sanada and Dankichi, which made the build up more dramatic, while in this anime, their initial encounter is just at the weigh-in. Other than that... See full review
When it comes to 'childhood shows' you grew up watching, there comes a certain kind of dissonance between the experience you had as a kid and the experience you would have as an adult. Rewatching Digimon Adventure recently, I realized that it's the kind of show that wouldn't sit well with you if you think too much, especially when compared to other better anime. Objectively speaking, it's not a classic, and one would certainly have to retain some sense of nostalgia to really enjoy having this adventure. For an anime created to promote the virtual pets merchandise, however, it is a well-produced series that... See full review
***Spoiler free review*** One superficial gripe I have with movies in general is how short they tend to be. I have always enjoyed books, manga, and long running shows because of the added time to build upon characters and expand the plot. I however must retract my superficialness for the animated film Kotonoha no Niwa as it has pulled on my heart strings to their breaking point. Story: 8/10 At its core, Kotonoha no Niwa is a mature love story between student Takao and skipping work Yukari. They end up meeting on rainy days in a very lush park in the Kanto region of Japan. They began to mingle a little... See full review
Story: 7 Nekomonogatari is a four episode arc focusing on the events leading up to Bakemonogatari. It follows Araragi’s search for the meaning of love and his quest to save his “love” interest, Hanekawa, from a cat spirit. This isn’t a particularly necessary arc to enjoy the first two seasons and I’m assuming that Monogatari: Season Two doesn’t reference the events of this arc too often, but it is still an entertaining piece that develops Hanekawa a little more and explains the weird relationship between Araragi and the class rep... See full review
This is a great show to watch, specially for Sci-Fi fans. It was created by Shuichi Shigeno who also created "Initial D". The story presents some really good ideas and is very similar to Ergo Proxy in the world, theme and unfotunatley in the ending, which is left open to interpretation. That is the only reason why I didn't rate this show higher, as I really hate open endings. I feel they are just rude to an audience that has commited its time to watch the whole show to the end and then they are left with no closure. I often hear the excuse that the author wants you to think about it, but that... See full review
Story: Ano Natsu de matteru (waiting in the summer) is about a group of friends in highschool. One of them is Kaito, a boy who's living with his sister and loves to record everything with his camera. His friends are Kanna, Mio and Tetsurou. It's almost summer and they diecide to start making a movie together. One night, when Kaito is filming the stars in the sky at a remote place, a bright light comes falling down from the sky and lands in the water nearby. Kaito gets injured by the impact but someone, later known as Ichika, takes care of him. The next day Kaito doesn't remember anything. When he... See full review
This is my review, if you want to critics and comments, go ahead. I'm always ready to received critics and entries...
Bleach Story 3/10 At first or should i say in the first arc, Bleach come in with fulls of surprises and excitement, such as it's unique story, it's character, and other features. But, after a long, long ,and long periodic time,Bleach loss their gloriness. All of those talent, creativity, it's wasted. The story is confuse itself to where it leads. There is too much fillers, and fanservices! It's really such a shame, the creator didn't... See full review
Ok,this is my review, so don't feel bad because all of this are my opinion.. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san Story 8/10 I give the story 8/10, the reason is because i love this type of anime. Is funny, memorable, light, and it doesn't have complication things either. And of course i love this anime because the genre. Comedy + Parody + Harem = The best comedy anime that i ever watched... Animation 8/10 The animation was awesome. It has a great quality of pictures,and environment. The visual effect did amazing job to combine the art and the... See full review
Story: 7.5 After Bakemonogatari, this series has a lot to live up to… … and this second helping doesn’t disappoint in any way, accentuating characters that were overlooked in the first season, adding a few villain-esque characters, and leaving enough room for tons of creepiness; more creepy, in fact, than the first season. The sexual assaults on Mayoi continue, and Araragi’s unchecked libido is allowed free reign over the bevy of girls, and this includes his sisters. In fact, this entire season focuses on his little sisters and developing them. One of them gets infected by a... See full review
At first I thought "it'll get better" and then i though "well maybe a few more episodes that one bad guy looked cool" and then I realized I was wasting my time and I got gayed. It's ok for children and I guess thats ok for them to watch it and like it... all I know is that I was a lot cooler kid than them growing up.See full review
well the series had some good graphics , pretty good storyline, but i found it lacking on enjoyment front it some what feel out of place especially the characters (as per their early description, the only one to keep it strict to there early description was the locked genius,you know him),but as story goes and you got involved with charcters you find the stry little by little enjoyable after nanami entry to the dorm . This Story don't have any weak point but rather is a balanced story within a crazy system (especially how school treates this den of geniuses).it doesn't hve astrong point which makes it... See full review
i was suprised to discover 009 re cyborg was directed by Kenji Kamiyama and even more suprised that despite is involvement in such great anime series as "ghost in the shell" and "eden of the east", this one still remained somewhat of an obscure anime. i should state that i haven´t watched the original series, and at some points it seems that it would be easier if i was more familiar with them, still they arent necessary to understand the movie. art
for me this was one of the huge flaws of this movie. granted that the scenery and some action scenes despite a... See full review
Well, this movie doesn’t necessarily begin where the series does, or an established beginning like where the SDF-1 is about to make its maiden voyage and then transports to the other side of the milky way and must make their way home. Instead, the movie is more about how its already established that those events did happen, but we don’t see them. In addition, Hikaru is already a Valkyrie pilot and Minmei is already a star, though they have yet to develop some sort of relationship. By accident, like in the TV series, though under some slightly different circumstances and results, their bonding... See full review
This anime has a great story and awesome cast of characters. Outside the movies, I have little to no familiarity with the other mediums this story has been told. I heard the TV series was 113 episodes!! I don’t get how you can make a story that big!! Plus, I heard the manga was also 20 volumes.
Regardless of how much is compressed in this version, you still feel the maturity of Tetsuro and how strong the bond is between him and Matel. The bond they share is something comparable to what Naked Snake and the Boss have in Metal Gear Solid 3. It’s beyond mother and son, brother and sister... See full review
It brings a whole new chapter to the official first series in which we were to believe that side 6 was always officially neutral, but this series says other wise. Though none of the other series characters are present, it is noted, that you have to be a “freak” to truly pilot the Gundam NT-1 Alex. This series does an excellent job portraying the series about how naïve kids can be. Al is aware of how dangerous things can be, but he puts the excitement factor first without thinking of the potential consequences of what may happen. You also really feel the bond Al and Bernie develop... See full review
At first, I’ll admit that I did not think I would like the concept at first, but other factors which I will further elaborate on would keep on pulling me into this franchise and would like it more and more. I know it’s not the most exciting or appealing anime, and that I’m not the biggest gear head, but I felt something special about this one. Even though Takumi is not exactly the most appealing anime character of all time, it’s kind of weird that his lack of charisma in some ways makes him charismatic at the same time because he does all his talking behind the wheel and... See full review
Though this series is much shorter than the previous season, it does cover a lot of ground. What I really liked about 2nd Stage is that it focuses more on character development and the relationships of the characters. Specifically the main ones like Itsuki and Takumi. Iketani and Kenji are still around, but they play their uses, but they aren’t really that central or given the same screen time like in season 1. You get to see more of how emotional and passionate Takumi can really be at times, and I like how Itsuki is not just really a comic relief character and has his good side to... See full review
The movie has a considerable amount of material to deal with and it does an excellent job of covering it. It transitions smoothly and takes one thing at a time and it’s well paced. Unfortunately, characters such as Itsuki, Iketani, and Keisuke are mostly in the back seat for all the right reasons, but still have presence. You finally get to see Takumi develop as a true well rounded racer and his other qualities also begin to develop in this movie as well. Not much else to say, but I say viewing the first 2 installments are a necessity since the movie is a continuation and a progression of the... See full review
This is the story that sets out to bridge the gap between the original Gundam series, and Zeta Gundam. Does it do a great job of that? Personally, yes and no. Yes, because you learn about what happened to the Federation to where it become in Zeta Gundam, and no, because you don’t really get to see what happens to the majority of the original cast from the series such as Amuro and Char, and mostly concentrates on the cast created exclusively for this saga. There are some other previous Gundam characters that will have brief cameos, but if you want to know, watch and find out. But I say for what it... See full review
It only offers a very small fraction of what the manga truly has to offer. It only focuses on 2 or 3 story arcs and I feel that if you’re at all a fan of the original manga, you’re certainly going to be cheated because it only offers a true fraction of what this series truly has to offer. But for this anime as a whole, it covers enough ground to give the viewers an introduction to the characters and offers excellent development. A majority of the main cast starts out as Recca’s rivals such as Domon and Fuuko, but eventually bigger circumstances such as saving the world unites them to... See full review
A lot of Gundam fans will probably tell you this is definitely either the best Gundam series, or at least a top 5 one. Hell, maybe even one of the best animes of all time. Allow me to explain why many including myself feel this way which this review is of course for. Despite being a short oav series, it has a descent amount of character on both the Zeon and Federation’s side where they all stand out and get their chance to shine, and develop as a result of it. Every character has their own ambition and dreams out side of the war. Such as Eladore, the sound specialist wants to be a musician, and... See full review
Though by some standards today, the story may seem a bit cliché, but for its time in the mid-1990s, it wasn’t really that much of the norm. So the Alice in Wonderland concept may not be something that will appeal to everyone since you’ve already seen it in more semi-mainstream animes in comparison to this one such as 12 Kingdoms, Inuyasha, and Escaflowne which came out after Fushigi Yuugi though this was the anime that did it before it became something semi-common. Even though this is primarily shoujo, the well diverse but archetypical cast do have mass appeal.
Each character... See full review
Even though the intention of this anime is meant to be a satire on mech, in a way, it has its own distinctive story that you can easily follow, and is very intriguing with its conspiracies, which for some reasons, you can take seriously. I credit the show for being more character driven which has mostly been the nature of the mech genre, and though the characters are meant to parody of archetypes and standards, they are still likeable and distinguishable. Though the main cast such as Akito, Yurika, and Gai are air headed and stupid, they are still good natured and passionate which are portrayed in a... See full review
Obviously, your 1st reaction so far will be you’re thinking Initial D. I don’t blame anybody for doing so, but if you’re going to watch this with expectations based on Initial D, then you’re going to watch it for all the wrong reasons. The 1st portion of this series will be repetitive and slow, but it’s done for the purpose to build suspense, motivate development, and establish the story. I felt that things got exciting way too much at the end and it leaves you wanting for more, but I guess there’s the manga to make you satisfied which I’m now getting into... See full review
Well, I don’t know how to make this story make any sense to you. You just have to watch it, which I strongly recommend you do. There is humor in pretty much all levels whether gag, otaku reference, slap stick, puns, almost everything. It’ll keep you laughing. But if I were to compare the humor with anything, I say Freakazoid is definitely a good foundation of what to expect but times it by 100, and you get this anime. The episodes are less than 10 minutes long since it’s based on a short manga that’s as long as a Sunday strip so pacing in regards to length isn’t a problem... See full review
If you want pure literature in anime, something along the lines of Shakespeare and a true anime classic, then this it. It was previously released by Streamline and Harmony Gold in 1987, a year after its release in Japan originally under the title Once Upon a Time, but later re-named back to its original title. This anime tells a great tale of not just love and war, but about duty and loyalty to your family and yourself. The characters are captivating and unique, but I don’t like what the Streamline version did with Izu. In the original Japanese version, Izu is more care free and doesn’t... See full review
The anime makes use of every character it introduces and develops them very convincingly and you can really connect to them. Such as Ippo in gaining more confidence and motivation, Takamura in wanting to become a champion and a hero, and Miyata wanting to prove that his father’s boxing style is the best. The characters all have back-stories of why they became fighters but they still live lives in certain ways you can still relate to them and they all have every day issues as real boxers would have such as Takamura’s weight control. As for the pacing, yes, the anime is long and the manga is... See full review
Quite frankly, there is little to no story with this anime. And the argument you have to play the game is ludicrous (and yes, I have played it). James Cameron has said that you don't shouldn't have to enjoy a sequel without any viewing the previous installment. Should Terminator 2 really not have had any plot and just leave it to the first movie for it? The Dark Knight doesn't require to watch Batman Begins. And fuck, Rocky Balboa tells its own story without having to watch the first five movies and the Godfather Part II does a great job as well.
Other than that, this movie doesn’t really... See full review
The characters themselves are what really drive the show. Hikaru may be an ace, but deep down inside he’s still a kid that’s growing. He’s also discovering love as he is trying to be a man. Roy, his big brother figure, is well confident in his abilities and never second guesses anything. Hikaru will also develop as a pilot or soldier and he eventually has subordinates assigned to him. Max, one of his men is a very popular character amongst fans all over the world for his gentle personality and nerdy looks but yet death defying piloting skills in the stars. Minmei is slowly... See full review
Welcome to what I call one of the most epic animes ever. Try to imagine a Japanese version of Rocky, and this is what you get. But I say Rocky is the American version of Ashita no Joe since Rocky came out in 1976, and the original manga of Ashita no Joe started in 1968 and ended in 1975. But anyway, they share the same charms and are both iconic to their respective nations in their owns rights. The story is reasonably paced and easy to follow, and tells a life story about a young man’s career and his struggles in and out of the ring. Initially, Joe was just a bum who had nothing but the clothes... See full review
Welcome to one of the original modern day cult classics of anime. The licensors originally intended to keep its true title, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, but because of Saban Entertainment’s two big name titles at the time: Super Human Samurai Cyber Squad and VR Troopers having the names in their titles, they feared a law suit. I know it’s stupid, but this is America we’re talking about. But I think Ronin Warriors is also an appropriate title for our cast of characters. Despite the title and name changes, as well as some other ones in context to the story, it maintains a substantial amount of... See full review
Even though this is a direct sequel to the first Gundam series, it primarily relies on a new cast of characters while other major characters like Amuro are now secondary and has a very small but significant appearance as well as Kai Shiden and Hayato Kobayashi. Despite this, little to no previous experience of the first Gundam series isn’t required to really follow the story though it is highly recommended to mostly understand Char or Quattro or whatever you want to call him. This series has a reputation amongst Gundam fans as being dark and gritty, and I can’t deny that. But I believe... See full review