Since I did a review earlier in the day, I thought I might do one for one of my favorite animes of all times. Kuroshitsuji or better known as Black Butler. I have to thank my friend Nyssa who practically nagged me into it. Kuroshitsuji is basically about a 12 year old earl named Ciel Phantomhive and his butler who is later on named Sebastion Michaelis, after Ciel’s dog. He works in the “underground” society of Britain and is known notoriously known as “The queen’s Watchdog”, although he doesn’t seem to mind. Sometimes even going as far as saying it to provoke fear... See full review
11eyes is basically an anime with a bunch of high schoolers who are mysteriously thrown into another dimension. In the beginning of the 11eyes, it had a potential to be an “10″ or “9″ grade anime. A great series with a supernatural theme. A little cliche but one can turn overused concepts into gold. This anime would have been better if the plot had been executed properly. However, throughout the series it began to devolve. We had 12 episodes of pointless fan service, massive plot holes and mediocre character developments. Story: It was hard to find a story within this anime in the... See full review
Little Busters! is based on a visual novel by Key, similar to Kanon and Clannad, and as such similar things can be expected from it. It follows a high school setting about a group of close friends as they who try to enjoy themselves as much as they can before life takes them onto separate paths. In the process, more friends are made (pretty much all girls, as expected of a VN). Then, what starts out as a comedy/slice-of-life series turns more serious as it dives into the stories of each of the characters in various arcs, showing many elements of friendship and strength of the... See full review
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure? What is this odd thing that everyone seems to be crazy about nowadays? An anime thats based on a manga that was written in the 80's it must be some ridiculously boring shit right? This couldn't possibly be as great or entetaining as people are hyping it to be right? WRONG... okay well maybe not in all cases. Honestly I guess it depends, on your mindset and willingness to suspend your disbelief and watch something for the sake of enjoyment. I guess the question comes down to, do you actually enjoy watching anime? Is it something that genuinely brings joy to your life? If the answer... See full review
Critic's Log - Earthdate: April 5, 2013. Review #44: Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to properly introduce myself. My name is Giovanni and I will honor whatever requests you give me regarding what animes to see. I will also review what is requested because I want to honor your requests and be of valuable service to you while I review the specific anime you requested. I will try to be perfectly honest in what I think of the anime I'm reviewing and I will analyze it to the best of my knowledge. A while back, my fair master has requested that I review an anime... See full review
"Completely underrated, from what seams to be a simple situation comedy, turns into a well constructed drama about deep issues that torment us not only as teenagers but adults as well. A good laugh is guaranteed with the bonus of being something more then that, smart, intelligent and well delivered. Must see" -Macedos39 from aniDB.net I couldn't put this in any better words myself, so i thought i would put that quote in here. This has to be my favorite anime of all time, you get attatched to each character as the show goes on. The multiple... See full review
Millennium Actress is a animated movie not many otaku's know about. Sure everyone has seen Studio Ghibli everything, but little is known about outside films. This one in particular. This was referred to me by a college art professor when I was young. I picked it up at a local Blockbuster (yeah that long ago) and was amazed by it. The wavering through time periods, movies, while still holding to the story line is a masterpiece. The art is simply fantastic, and it's honestly hard to get your eyes off of it. It's an inspiring piece of art, and you are really missing out if you have not seen it. This is a... See full review
All I can say is that Kaleido Star is one of the most under-rated, under-appreciated animes of all time. This anime came to me by accident, and I'm thankful for that miracle today. This is an awe-inspiring anime that is made to inspire you to follow your dreams and never ever give up! Sora is an amazing role model, and through every challenge she faces, you are there, wanting to cheer her on. The story itself I really enjoyed. The pacing is great and plot twists make it exciting to see what happens next. The animation isn't the best you've ever seen, but I do appreciate the animators for making the... See full review
What is there to say? This is a freakin' "Adorable to the Max" anime. I knew of Hamtaro before it was released to America. As a child of 12 or so, my friends and I set up our own "Ham-Hut" where we would pretend to be Hamtaro and friends, go on adventures, make drawings and eat sunflower seeds. Hamtaro is one of the many things that sparked my interest in anime when I was still a child. As an adult, my heart still goes out to the Ham-Ham crew. Even if the story and animation are simple, the cuteness of all the characters do start to tug at your heartstrings. From the... See full review
GANTZ is one of those animes that no matter how hard you try, you will never forget nor want to forget even if you didn't like it. Even through all the violence and sex, the ideal of it is still intriguing to the thought. What does happen when we die? Are we given a second chance? If so, what will we have to do to get it? And since our protagonist isn't the usual prince charming, we can relate to him more since he's a person from all sides, wither is violent, perverted, or just down right evil. Other than a great story, the art and music are amazing as well. Gives a very realistic depth to a very... See full review
This is one of my topies for animes. It is the perfect blend of comedic romance that throughly enjoy. It is an anime that most 5 year+ vets know of and have seen. Wither you're a fan of comedy, action, romance, or even randomness, you will love every moment of this series. (Sorry for you drama and horror types. :X ) Chidori's outgoing personality clashing with the super-serious Sousuke makes for a wonder of classroom hilarities. My single and gripe is that the two never fully come together at the end, but I acknowledge that this is just a silly side series to the original Full Metal... See full review
Oh boy... this is an anime that defines random, or so it seems. A lot of the anime was just inside jokes from the creators, but even so, it leaves us laughing and cherishing the silliness it brings. I would say this is a classic anime. Everything from the music to the art style is older-fashioned. If you are a true fan of randomness like Azu Manga Dioah, or Pani Poni Dash, you'll probably enjoy this wacky series. ***Warning! The opening song is very catchy! Don't be surprised if you try to sing to it eventually. <iframe width="420" height="315"... See full review
This is an old, yet sweet anime that has been in my heart since the beginning. It was one of the first animes I watched and what helped me become the hard-core fan I am today. I would consider this anime a classic in the records. It's a sweet love triangle/box with a good , simple plot about thieving spirit who posses a child. It's nothing to break records or change your otaku life, but I would suggest seeing it for nostalgia's sake. It's a great beginner anime to help new anime fans become more addicted (because everyone is an otaku at heart. ;) )See full review
This is an older anime, but it's on my top list of animes, even though the anime doesn't bring the justice that it gets in the manga. The reason Air Gear is great is mainly for the imaginative, yet possible self-projecting roller blades called AT's. It's something all children-at-heart wish to have and ride. The story revolving it is something like, "Who's the coolest skater at the skate park?" which there isn't much founded beyond, "ATs are the world." So there is no deep plot to this anime (even though it gets to such deep lengths in the manga) but that's not a downfall at all to... See full review
This anime has topped at one of my favorite animes, which is quite a feat seeing as how I have been watching anime for almost a decade now. This is a sequel, and what I think honestly is the actual story, to Hiiro no Kakera. If you have seen the first season, I am so sorry. If you haven't, then don't bother. Just learn who the characters are and what the plot is. I would suggest just taking a few minutes to read the wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiiro_no_Kakera) to save yourself from the boring first season. Alright, some things about this wonderful anime. It is based off an otome game (games based... See full review
This is a beautiful start of what is to be an amazing anime. To really understand this anime, go into this thinking that it is all prequal to the real story which is Hiiro no Kakera: Dai Ni Sho (2). I would suggest watching the first 3 and the last 3 episodes of this series. All you really need to know is the characters and the base plot. After you got it, please watch the next Hiiro no Kakera season. It's anime you do not want to pass up just because the fist season was inferior.See full review
This is a well-done anime based off a great otome game. Even though the story starts like a first-person character story about Chizuru, it ends up being a second-person story where we just view what happens around Chizuru. This bothered me a little because Chizuru (as most female otome protagonists) was very shy and quiet, and showed little personality. We, as the audience, could of gotten more attached to her if we were able to hear her thoughts, or explanations to why she did or did not do things. That is my only little grip about it. The story does a good job in spreading out Chizuru's involvement... See full review
This was a good wrap up to the original series Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan. You should watch the first series before watching this, since this is a direct sequel to Hakuouki Sekkaroku. The presence of this anime takes after traditional Japanese stories in the sense of honor and pride on the battlefield. While to westerners it would be considered a tragedy, the characters endings were with great respect, so it helps you appreciate them even more so. Even if I wasn't really a fan of the way this ended, I know this was based off of fictional history and knew that it really couldn't of ended any other way... See full review
Critic's Log - Earthdate: April 5, 2013. Review #43: Baka and Test: Summon The Beasts To those that love movies, we have lost a particular voice on April 4, 2013. We still have our thumbs to decide if a movie is good or bad but this man was known for being part of that. We have lost an influential film critic known as Roger Ebert. Yeah, the guy that was with Gene Siskel before Siskel died from complications of surgery. Roger Ebert was dealing with a health issue and I think everyone knows the story here. He had thyroid cancer, had to have part of of his jaw removed, the cancer came back and then he... See full review
This is Makoto Shinkai's follow up to his masterpiece 5 Centimetres Per Second and while it doesn't reach the emotional heights of that anime, Children Who Chase Lost Voices is still a thrilling, gorgeous, orginal, creative and highly entertaining adventure. The characters aren't really memorable or developed though and the fantasy setting does make me feel very emotionally alienated from what is happening (the complete oposite is true in 5CPS) and the film really outstays it's 2 hour running time, with padded out scenes and pointless characters they introduce. But just sit back and soak in the visuals, the... See full review
it's like a edgey teen wrote Kamen Rider fanfiction. It's so bad that you just can't look away. The animation actually resembles south park at some points and the music is public domain meaning they didn't have a sound team or licensing. It's so bad that you kinda have to see it for yourself.See full review
My English can be terrible, as soon as I notice a mistake I should fix it, if you notice an error and let me know I would appreciate it. The Good Part it.. has good ecchi? The Bad Part Everything is based on the rule of cool (looks cool but doesn't makes too many sense), just badly camouflagued with greek mythology. Story (Terrible) This is how this show works, it might sound familiar, pick a random guy with unexplained ideals of justice to be the hero, and give him a girl that just fall in love with him for being awesome in less than a minute, no doubts, she just will fall in love... See full review
This is another one of those oddball gems that goes against the mainstream and makes its own bizzare little place. If you came here expecting a robot battle anime then you're in the wrong place. Honestly, if you came here expecting anything at all then you're going to be disappointed. On the other hand, if you're just looking for a good way to waste time while waiting for upcoming shows between seasons then Straight Title may be exactly what you're looking for. The setting of Straight Title is in a post apocalyptic waste, 7000 years after the extinction of humanity. Giant warrior robots battle for... See full review
I almost gave up on this one because of the characters' propensity for making long-winded speeches about Exodus/Genesis/time travel/twisting logic/bizarre Shakespeare references. Ultimately, I would consider Zetsuen no Tempest very, very average. The characterization is fairly strong, but the particulars of the world ending are annoying vague and feel contrived. Too much in the story exists because you know the author thought it was cool. Take it or leave it: it's not a drop-it-like-it's-hot show, but neither is it a must-watch show.See full review
This was a trainwreck of an anime. All-around epic fail. The one exception was the character design, which was simply sumptuous and was the only thing that kept me watching. Utimately, the art was completely a waste given the content. Wait, was there even content? But I digress. Story: The story didn't make sense at all until the last episode, and even then it made hardly any sense anyway. The characters were flatter than cardboard and about as flavorful. The main character was a nameless airhead and couldn't even make a decision without relying on the (male) characters around her. Characters... See full review
Sakurasou no pet na Kanojo is an amazing romantic comedy between a young ordinary teen named Sorata Kanda and an amazing savant named Mashiro Shiina. Sorata is stuck in a slightly run down dorm called Sakurasou where he shares space with an incredibly intriguing and somewhat crazy group of people. During his time in Sakurasou, Sorata begins to realize that the other dorm mates are all above average and highly talented people, well all except for him that is. Throughout the series, you see our main character Sorata go through a number of funny, saddening, uplifting... See full review
Amnesia was a really intriguing anime. The story was interesting, but oddly paced so it's easy to tell it was from a game. I still enjoyed the "transferring worlds" gimmick every episode. I would of given this a higher rating if it wasn't for the ending... Too many unnecessary events take place that really de-railed the plot. I think if they tried to pull a second season, they could of added more to it, but I don't think that was a possibility. The main heroine was annoying to me, as most female protagonists are in otome games to me. She was just too quiet for me to even care about. I know that... See full review
Story: I really love magical girl anime, its one of my favourite genres, so I thought I'd absolutely LOVE this anime- I had always wanted a more mature mahou shoujo to watch, then Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika came along. But I finally got round to watching it, and my hopes were simply too high. The story wasn't AWFUL- it just failed to fully attract and maintain my attention, with the exception of about 5 scattered episodes. The story in the first 7 or 8 episodes wasn't really about Madoka at all- it was about her friend Sayaka who becomes a Puella Magi, only for it to all go wrong. Whilst this... See full review
My english is terrible but I'm trying my best, if I find any mistake I will fix it as soon as I can, if you want to let me know about one, feel free to do so, I would appreciate it. The Good Part The humour in the show always remains with a stable quality in all of his episodes so if you share the same humour this will be great for you. Moe... moe? is this really moe? whathever the hell is this, has some cute (kawaii) moments, but this is actually just girls being girls, If considered Moe it's something unique since it get rids of what moe is nowadays and that is: a fucking popularity contest... See full review
This is one of those anime where the idea was much better than the actual show itself ended up being. It gets a LOT of flak for "one dimensional characters" but i think that's a lot more to do with the short run time than anything else. Had this been a 24 episode series it would be even more amazing than it already was. As it is, it's my absolute favorite "harem drama" and what i would gladly call important to the genre as a whole. It takes the harem genre and pulls it aside, forces it to examine itself and say "no, that's not how that would happen". It's by far the most... See full review
This was one of the more powerfully moving anime i've watched in a while. I'm not great at reviews but i can say it's right up there with Clannad as far as the emotion it invokes.See full review
After watching Kiminozo and finding it INCREDIBLY powerful and moving, i have to say this second season isn't really worth the time. It does a LOT of heavy retconning that is a bit of a slap in the face to the original work. After the second episode, i was already to quit it entirely, and haven't yet watched the other 2. If those somehow manage to miraculously save this OVA i'll post it, but right now, i'm disappointed i even started it.See full review
There only one thing to say about this anime you either LOVE IT! Or You Hate It! everything in jojo Bizarre Adventure (2012) is just like the jojo manga series to the T. The characters in jojo are typical buff guys kicking butt however Jojo is a series that's mostly knew for it's azaming storyline. Unlike the OVAs the Jojo (2012) animations looks exaclty like the original manga. It all beings with A man named Dio brando getting a adopted by George Joestar Dio moves in to the joestar home from they he try to take over the joestar house home. Which cause conflict in the joestar home... See full review
Wow. That's the first thing I said when I finished Steins;Gate in a single day.
I previously watched Chaos;Head out of boredom. I'd just finished Texhnolyze so I took a hiatus from anime for a week or two to level out. With nothing to do, I found Chaos;Head stashed away on my harddrive so I watched it. It was alright. A little cheesy but the characters were great. The characters made the show and in the last couple of episodes, my opinion of it really flip-flopped. It went from a comedic, entertaining, overal enjoyable experience into something wholeheartedly interesting, which is far more... See full review
This anime (which I will simply call Mondaiji) is basically a filler series. Meaning, something you will watch between better titles or when there is nothing good on tv. It is one of those light shows people watch as relaxation or when they are very bored. Sure, I make it sound like it is a bad thing when it isn’t but then again I am not watching anime because I am bored.
The story is about three teenagers from our world being transferred to a magical land where they need to help it help it be freed from the tyranny of demon lords. Sounds a bit typical so... See full review
Honestly, this is one of my favorite anime of all time, and it features one of my favorite characters, Usui. With that being said, I will attempt to give an extremely helpful and encouraging review (and by "encouraging", I mean, "you must watch this ASAP"). One of the best parts of this anime is the humor. It's witty and really well-thought-out, if at times being slightly inappropriate. Every single episode had me cluthing my stomach, and often times, laughing until I cried. The storyline of this show is, in my opinion, irrelevant. There are reoccuring themes and characters, but it... See full review
Bokurano affected me. I don't mean the mood, I can certainly handle depressing anime, what I mean is the quality. Bokurano, like Gundam SEED Destiny, is the sort of anime where I watch it knowing it's bad but not too bad and with its interesting premise there's a good anime just waiting to come out so I keep watching it, waiting patiently for the good anime to emerge. It never does and I give up. With Bokurano however I had made it to the last episode so I finished it off.  ... See full review
In my boyhood I loved Pokemon but even at the young age of 10 or so I realised about 100 episodes in that they're all the same. Now a lot, most or even all anime are forumlaic to some degree but most don't go on for a few hundred episodes and are less formulaic. The formula is this: Step 1: Our heroes are lost again (as they have been for weeks now even though in Red and Blue you could have beaten every gym leader, member of the Elite Four and champion in one day, I know videogames and TV shows aren't the same but this is ridiculous). Step 2: Team Rocket are out to steal Pikachu (because there are so few... See full review
Think of the most talented and crazy people you have ever met, and then think of them as high school students, and this will give you a form of the characters you will find at Sakura Hall. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou might not seem like much on the surface, but dive deeper and you'll quickly realise that you're watching a brilliant slice of life which ticks all the boxes and more for what a good slice of life/comedy should be. The show firstly introduces us to Sorata Kanda, a seemingly everyday guy who doesn't really belong in the Sakura Hall but has ended up there because of rescuing stray cats and... See full review
Windy Tales is a slice of life series. A REAL slice of life series, as in it's actually realistic things that happen to the characters. The artsyle is very strange and it will put off many people, but those that are willing to give this title a chance will be rewarded. Story- First of all, this is an actual slice of life show, so don't expect the characters to be super quirky and and to have all this interesting well timed dialogue. This is a very realistic show and realistic things happen. If a dad facing a middle age crisis goes out and buys a motorcycle he will crash the bike and break his leg... See full review
About the story: What happens if you die? Angel Beats! shows one of the many options. Going to a place where you make yourself happy and ready to go to the next stage. The SSS is mostly going on adventure with the new guy, Otonashi. He encounters sad, fun and other things. But the core of the story lies with the relationship between Otonashi and Kanade. About the animation: P.A. Works did a good job when it comes to the animation. Watching Angel Beats! in HD is like giving your eyes drugs. About the sound: There are not many sound involved. But when there is sound, it's amazing. Hearing... See full review
First of all, you can't rate this short OVA/Episode, so I gave them a normal score. In this episode, there is one character added. Although his name was not told, it's still a character. There's no different with the sound and the animation so let it not surprise you. What makes this episode impressive, is a sight in the future of Angel Beats! After the episode ended, it stated ''next stage''. We ''Angel Beats!'' lovers, hope for a new season or a clue what happens next. I highly recommend this episode AFTER you finished the main Angel Beats! series.See full review
Nagasumi, the main character, nearly drowns whilst swimming on vactation. He is saved by a mermaid named Son. However Because of mermaid law, once a human discovers a mermaid, the human must choose between marrying the mermaid or letting the mermaid be put to death. After excepting to marry Sun Seto, Nagasumi Will have to get past her father and others.
Seto no Hanayome is a really funny comedy type anime, With tons of funny characters, such as chimp, a funny character that is kinda perverted and allways seems to get nagasumi into trouble with girls. Almost every episode is hilariously funny. The... See full review
Let me start off by saying that i truly loved this anime, but it was just way too rushed and the one thing that suffered the most due to it only being a 13 episode anime, was the romantical element. Angel Beats! had so much potentiol in it's characters and plot to include a little bit of romance. I felt no real bond between Otonashi and Tenshi till the last episode in the last scene. Until I saw Yuri disapear I literaly though that Otonashi was going to go for Yuri. That was honestly how missleading and vague the romance for Angel Beats! was. Another badly planned out part of Angel Beats... See full review
I've got nothing profound to say about the direction or animation or characters that made me like this show so much. For some ineffable reason I found the characters likeable and the plot to be just monotonous enough to be likened with my own. It took power over me with charming characters and daily events and arguments that you may have with your own friends. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an everyday animeSee full review
Watch it. Watch it now.
WARNING: Anime contains moe.....a LOT of moe. But good moe!
Now, i was recommended this because of my love for Clannad and I have to say that was spot on. Almost too spot on. We follow Yuuichi as he returns to his cousin's town which he hasn't been to for 7 years. He has forgotten a lot from his past at this time and various chance encounters with certain girls slowly reveal the truth....
Right, off the bat I thought this would just be a standard, run of the mill romantic comedy harem anime, but i was far from the truth. Not saying that it's a bad thing, like i said... See full review
i was kind of hesitant to start this anime because it seemed a bit wierd, but after watching a couple episodes i was hooked, i had to know what happened, and i got attached to the characters, i will not spoil anything for those who havnt watched it yet. one thing i can say is this is one of the better animes' but of course it needs more episodes ^_^See full review
Takegami, a somewhat decent action OVA title from the 90's. I guess you could say it was a mecha title, but not really since it's more of a transformation into this demon mecha type thing... Story- The story follows our hero Koichi who has to fight off these dragons that are incarnation of ancient Japanese gods or something like that. He is granted the power of transforming into this badass red demon mecha thing in order to fight the dragons. There are a lot of references to Japanese Shitoism and I'm not going to pretend like I understood most of them. There is als oa girl name Terumi who has... See full review
Let me tell you the most important thing first. I don't really like basketball that much and if you are anything like me then I can tell you this: Don't ignore this anime just because you are not a fan of basketball!
The story basically involves new students entering Seirin High to be a part of the basketball team. Out of these students the most important ones are Kagami Taiga & Kuroko Tetsuya who happen to be the main characters. They are completely different but they work together along with the team to achieve their goals. There's a lot of comedy along the way too. Kuroko & 5 other... See full review
This anime moved my heart. It showed the passion and hope for the love of the world. The story is about girls that are trying to become center novae and they work hard to be able to achieve their dreams.See full review