I'll admit, I had a blast watching this movie! It has a lot of cool fights and an interesting plot. The plot isn't all that unique though, that's the only part that is disappointing. If you've seen the anime Bleach, then you know how their 'arcs' go. Bleach tends to do the whole "someone gets kidnapped, Ichigo has to go fight a ton of people and then save them! The end." That's exactly what happens in this movie too.
It starts off with a somewhat of a flashback to when Ichigo fought Ulquiorra back in Hueco Mundo when he turned into a crazed hollow. That caught my attention because I... See full review
Bleach is one of the three so-called "mainstream shonen animes"; together with Naruto and One Piece these three are immensely popular, and the topic of endless comparison among their fans set out to prove that their favorite is the best out of them. They simply refuse to exit their fanboyism to view the series in an objective light, which is a shame, because they are probably missing out on great adventures, which is the case of Bleach in many ways. If you want my review short and good, give Bleach a try no matter what people have said, as it, despite a lot of shortcomings, presents a most... See full review
It really doesn't get much better than this. Makoto Shinkai has knocked this one out of the park--every time I watch one of his movies, I wonder if his art can get any better. Hold on to your hats, because somehow, every time, he manages to produce a work of quality that completely overshadows his earlier works. And that, my friends, is no easy task. *Spoiler Alert* Story: Keeping it simple, the story is a bittersweet romantic tale of a boy who meets a stranger in the park on rainy mornings, when it is his rule to skip first period. He has a dream to become a shoemaker; she drinks beer, eats... See full review
Synopsis: Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls is an anime series that was released Fall 2010. It is foremost a comedy haremseries. Secondarily, it contains elements of action, and makes an attempt (if a misguided one) at also stitching aspects of science fiction and fantasy into the plot. It is perhaps most recognized for its unique art-style. And, of course, its frequent display of topless women. Plot / Story At the beginning, Hyakka Ryouranalmost seems to know where it's going in terms of plot. Almost. A fascinating introduction informs us that this show will combine historical... See full review
The art in this show is great. I am very picky when it comes to naked girls in anime. Art = 10/10 Story = 8/10 The story was somewhat predictable, but I still found myself being surprised from time to time and was overall very pleased. Characters = 10/10. (mainly for the main character, which I thought was funny as hell). If you don't have a perverted mind, (which you may have one and not know it) you may not like this show. Overall when an episode finished I wanted to watch another one. That usually tells me I like the anime a good bit. I'm going to watch the next one when it comes out!!!! ... See full review
I will start this off by saying I am a fan of Shakespeare and adaptations of his plays in various media. For example, I love The Lion King, which is based off of Hamlet(It is! Look it up...) and Kiss Me, Kate, based on The Taming of the Shrew. Unfortunately, when it comes to Romeo and Juliet, certain versions of it in modern times have left me in tears, while I prefer to stay away from others. When I watched this anime, I hoped it wasn't going to be a cheesy romance story, and to my happiness, it was not. It was a great fantasy series and a fantastic adaptation of... See full review
This season continues after the last one with confusion. It starts off trying to confuse the viewer with misinformation. That being said, most of this season is informative, clearing up questions from the last season. (minor spoilers) Ultimately it seems to wrap everything up yet there are more seasons after this! Characters get more two-dimensional in this season and rarely step out of their expected range. The main character is different from the first season and tries to play like it was always that way. The opening is the old one played backwards and the rest of the music is as expected. Even though... See full review
Good old fashioned story telling. Mushishi is something not everybody will like, it is slow, doesn’t have a lot of action, and no panty shots; it is different from a lot of anime out there. That being said, Mushishi spends its time in the moment, building a story, ending a story, and doing it all over again. This show can be watched out of order if necessary. Each episode is something special to be enjoyed. The characters are not the flamboyant characters you usually see in anime however; there are some really unique characters here, primarily Ginko, the stories protagonist. Our hero sticks to his... See full review
Synopsis: The 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime was a critical success, and became very popular. Why shouldn't it have? It was a great show. Fans of the manga, however, will notice a few changes: like... everything. The anime really went and did it's own thing entirely. Brotherhood is a reboot of the series, and one that stays closer to the manga source. For those few who may have spent the last eight years under a rock (or out in the real world doing something with their life, unlike myself), heres what sets FMA apart from other animes: alchemy. It's what jutsu is in Naruto, or... See full review
Story: I have no clue. Usually I have a clue but this shit was messed up. I may have watched it raw but even with subs, chances are it would have been a wet brain fart. From what I understood from the butt-ugly pictures, it was about a girl who meets this badass guy with a gun for the leg and an attitude that attracts women because all girls love bad boys. Except I don't know if she loves him. Not that it matters because it's about art and not breakdancing while scoring head exploding headshots with his gun leg and rifle. Stupid, ain't it? And it is, but it sends a message, one wrought with symbolism and... See full review
Another fantasic anime made by Shaft, and you would think by the first thoughts, that it would just be another magical girl anime. Now, after watching it, do I relaise how wrong I was assuming that. This is probably one of the best deconstruction anime for the genre, and the entire emotional connection to the characters made it one of my favourite to watch. I won't reveal any spoilers, so don't worry when I say that this is one of those "Don't judge a book by its cover" stories.See full review
I really loved this show! The plot seemed a bit boring when I read it, but I would never regret giving it a chance. This has to be one of my favourites, and I recommend anyone who's thinking about watching this to do so! The aspect that really hooked me was the fact that this show (at least the first two seasons) weren't in chronological order, so you got a feel for the fact that the show is not linear and that it just shows what they do every day.See full review
Having watched Sword Art Online and found it fairly decent, I thought I'd check out Reki's other series... and boy was I not disappointed. In fact, I find myself liking Accel World more than Sword Art Online... even despite the fact that SAO uses Yuki Kajura's music which I immensely adore. But if you liked SAO, you'll probably like Accel World, too. How does it stack up? First, some backstory and synopsis: It is 2047, and everyone has a wearable, personal computer around their neck called a Neuro Linker (hereafter referred to as NL) It wirelessly interfaces with their brain, giving them an augmented... See full review
Spoilers for the first movie, not that you're watching either one for plot or any of that shit. Story: At the manly conclusion of the explosion blood fest that was MD Geist, Geist unleashed Death Force, which is a force of death. And it's metal bugs that eat the faces off people instead of face stabbing and they eat the rest of them like a bunch of douchebugs. So, Death Force. I don't know. I skipped the words again because it probably explained the first and how humanity was a bunch of dipshits who couldn't tell their mouths from their asses, fucked shit to apocalyptical standards and yadda yadda, Geist... See full review
For your benefit, MD stands for Manly Dangerous. Story: I'll be honest, I have no clue what the plot is. I skipped the intro with all the words that explained shit and skipped some of the more non-explody bits at the start that had either plot or worldbuilding. They weren't important, despite them being essential to understanding what was going on intellectually and even then probably unhelpful. If you think with your nuts and chest hair, you'll realize that it's about a guy named Geist, a member of MDS -which stands for Motherfucking Dominating Shitkicker- and he goes around killing the fuck out of... See full review
Story/Summery: At a school that is pretty much ran by the students that attend it, a group of students that do nothing but lounge around and eat snacks have to band together to save there hang out spot by getting one of there own to become the president of the school. the events that happen after this fact come off as either normal to something out of a spy movie (the ones with a lot of backstabbing and dramatic staring). thats pretty much what this romantic comedy is using as a base. Animation: I'm watching this on my computer off a website so the actual quality of this escapes me. from what it looks... See full review
Kotonoha no Niwa (The Garden of Words) is the latest work from highly respected director Makoto Shinkai, the man who gave us highly regarded films such as 5 Centimeters per Second and Voices of a Distant Star. Shinkai has always had an innate ability to make the ordinary beautiful in his works, something which rings especially true in this latest offering. The first thing that will stand out to any viewer will be the absolutely stunning visuals. It is visually breathtaking throughout, from the Urban Jungle of the distinctly Japanese city, to the almost magical natural world of the... See full review
Well, I’ll be damned if I ever expected to see a manga inspired by Western superhero comics made by Katsura Masakazu, the guy who’s best known for drawing swimsuits and panties in questionable love comedies. While on paper it may seem a good idea to bathe the superhero mythos style in Japanese shōnen storytelling, it’s an operation that combines two things that are full of overused clichés, so it needs to be done well to work. And if a very long manga is to be adapted into a very short anime series, the balance gets even more unstable.
Ten years after... See full review
Note: I realise there's already far too many community reviews for this one, but I had written this overly long rant for another site, so what the hell.
When I read a review praising a certain work as “flawless”, it normally makes me raise an eyebrow, it feels more like a biased ass-licking trying to force a “perfect ten” out of something the reviewer likes than an actual critical overview. However, I realise that there are indeed times when no matter how hard you try, you just can’t manage to find any defect in what you’re dealing with; it may be because it moved... See full review
Over on the forums we have a group of masochists (DTAB) who enjoy nothing more than watching the shittiest anime we can find, and this review is based off the most recent show we watched as a group. Or rather they watched, I missed out so had to watch it by myself. As horrifying as this particular monstrosity must have been for them watching together, I can guarantee you that it was infinitely more horrible watching it alone. Thank god Geist was so manly, I wouldn’t have gotten through it otherwise, but the testosterone kick got me through it. Anyway, feel free to drop by the "Damn, That... See full review
INTRO Ah Fairy tail the X box one of anime. Oh how you try to appeal to all and make a convulted disjointed mess of a story and come across as prententious and arrogant. Basically what Fairy tail has to offer is done better elsewhere and this is coming from someone who read a large portion of the manga and couldn't stand the series any longer despite enjoying it in the early stages. I won't tell you how its a series aimed at 12 year olds or how you cannot like the series because you know what you can like what you want but I will reccomend you to do otherwise. Also unlike other critics I don't think it is... See full review
I, for one, enjoyed Kotonoha no Niwa very much. It's a story about a young boy and an older woman. It is unique when compared to your average romantic movies. But there was only one down point - it's only 46 minutes long. Had the movie been a bit long, we could have seen a much greater development between the main characters. The animation, the voice acting, the character design, the scenery, are top notch! It was like watching a live action movie. I highly recommend this movie! It's worth it!See full review
Right, I'm going to pull out my dart rifle and shoot the elephant in the room right away. Anyone who came here hoping for some lesbian action will most likely be disappointed, the most intimate thing Haruka and Michiru do is hold hands, indoors (fully clothed). Anyone who decided that watching this anime would somehow do something for the gay movement will also be disappointed because in one episode the other Senshi (apart from Haruka and Michiru) suspect that Jupiter is a lesbian becuase of her hero worship of Haruka with 2 or 3 saying that that would be a bad thing. At no point did any character say... See full review
I've been looking forward to Garden of Wal- I mean Words for quite some time now. By the now quite famous Makoto Shinkai and his studio CoMix Wave. I've always enjoyed the visual aspect of his films and this certainly doesn't disappoint. However it is quite lacking in other departments. Story- To sum it up shortly the story is about the relationship between a younger boy and an older women. While it is somewhat different from the average romance drama, it still has it's problems. If anything I think the story suffers most from the movies rather short run time. The film is only about 46 minutes long... See full review
Story: Noein's story is simple. It's about a romance that ends in tragedy. The twist comes when you add spacial dimensional time travel on top of this formula and you have people from the future wanting to change things in the past to hopfully have a better future? The story kind of gets muddled in the middle with TONS of quantum pysics jargon and theta/beta/alpha particle discussion and dimensions and overlaps and there's mentions of Shangri-La in there and you really don't have much of a clue what's going on other than all of this stuff is bad. I should also note that the plot item to stop all this is... See full review
So I had started this series on Netflix when it was first released and got board by episodes 5-7 (the Misao stoy line). Recently I went back and watched it but skipped the second story line. So much better! Fell in love with the whole cast and loved the story lines! So for those who started this series and got bogged down by the second line (episodes 5-7) just power though the 3 episodes or skip it cause this is a beautiful story with a lot of laughs and some well placed tears!!See full review
I do love ecchi's and harems and Samurai Girls is one of the best I have seen. Not only are the characters (except for Kanetsugu, she was incredibly annoying) all interesting and in their own way like-able but the plot took very unexpected turns and the story got quite dark, when they introduced Gisen who turned out to be a brilliant villan. The animation is also really unique and I haven't seen an animation style like this before. More in video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB1onliKUcI BBFC rating - 18 for strong sex... See full review
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Fooly Cooly a coming of age tale where nothing unusual ever happens...
Story: Once again I find myself on the weird side of anime, watching FLCL, also know as Fooly Cooly. Fooly Cooly is actually a very misleading title, if I had to rename it, "What the fuck is going on?" would be a much more appropriate label. As far as the actual story goes; it's way to random to even discribe it. I actually just looked up at my display picture of smoking Spike, and I understand his pain entirely. It... See full review
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Me after 10 Minutes of Mindgame...
You know what? I'm not even gonna bother trying to explain the story, instead i'll explain what I did for the 20 minutes following watching Mindgame. 1. Stare at blank screen for 5 minutes in complete silence 2. Open my piss-warm beer 3. Consume said beer 4. Light Ciggarette 5. Open another beer 6. Blame Mindgame for my sudden interest in alcohol Seriously guys, if I filmed myself for an hour and a half, got high on acid, and played naked twisted with rabid badgers it would make more sense than this... See full review
No Valkyrie can save this adaptation
"Valkyria Chronicles" (Anime Review) - This review is covering the anime adaptation of the video game 'Valkyria Chronicles' and was watched in Subs.
There are two ways to approach a suitable decision on the value of watching this anime. One is to compare it to the source material which is one of the best and most overlooked RPG's of this generation, and the other is to view it as a self-contained anime that offers no comparison to another medium. Unfortunately, in this case, both options end negatively.
As an adaptation, this... See full review
Most people whom I talk to about both Vampire Knight say it's just a romance about vampires in which there are only a small group of interesting people and all the anime is, is vampires and humans talking 99% of the time, which isn't completely incorrect. Yet, this is a review on Vampire Knight Guilty; and I feel like this sequel did very well in comparison to the prequel and it deserves much praise for its execution of a well-designed plot.
This review will be spoiler free.
This anime is very dialogue-heavy, but that's just because if it hadn't been, it'd be rediculously long, and most... See full review
Long running shounen manga series’ are no strangers to anime adaptations, the vast majority of which tend to very quickly descend into a monotonous slog through countless drawn out battles which all blend into one, until they almost become parodies of each other. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure does not follow this trope, and instead goes against genre norms in order to create a show that stands out from, and towers above its peers. David Production managed to inject new life into the genre by doing away with anything that was superfluous to the story, and the action. The manga was already pretty... See full review
This anime is not boring, but I wouldn't watch it again. The anime is very slow, has a bad story, and has terrible characters >:[. Other than that, the show is pretty gory and sexual. While some animes employ filler episodes to lengthen their series, this anime goes out of the box to employ filler scenes. THAT'S RIGHT GUYS, barely anything happens in each episode, so shotgunning this anime is the only way to remain sane. It's funny because I would enjoy predicting when filler scenes occur and then get really frustrated. STORY: Storywise, the story is a disappointment. This anime can be summed... See full review
Sword Art Online is an adaptation of the LN series by Reki Kawahara, author of the Accel World series. The anime series adapts the first 4 novels, covering the Aincrad and Fairy Dance (Alfheim) story arcs, as well as several of the short stories. Story - 7.3/10 Set in the near future, the story revolves around the main character Kirito and the world of Virtual Reality Gaming. A gaming junkie's paradise story setting but sadly it falters in several key areas. First and foremost though, the fact that it changes games halfway through the series shouldn't be held against it. If you knew how the LNs... See full review
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Story: FMA brotherhood has an incredible plotline. It's unpredictable, interesting, and incredibly original. There really isn't much I can say about the story that hasn't been said at some point, but straight up, this show completly deserves the praise it gets. I can also truly respect that they relaunched the anime and followed the manga, as opposed to it's predecessor. On a side note, all of my roommates have the brotherhood emblem tatted on them, with the exception of myself. If that doesnt give you an idea of how great the show is, than I don't know what... See full review
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Story: huh? I didn't even realize there was a story. I'll give it a courteous .5 for making me laugh at the beggining. This OVA has absolutly no coorelation to the story what so ever. In fact, where the fuck did they even get the raft from? Nothing is explained. And the show goes from Ecchi to borderline Hentai. Regular High School of The Dead was about as much as I could tolerate, this is just... well let me summarize. We went from this.... To this..... And believe me when I say that is the less graphic part of that... See full review
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Story: I would like to start this review by saying this is the one exception I've ever made to "Ecchi" type animes. Why? cause like most Americans, I enjoy watching zombies be killed. No but honestly, I actually like the story... yeah, I'm sure your thinking yeah ok buddy... But truthfully, it was a fun show to watch. The ecchi scenes are pretty funny, and I can respect that. The action scenes are cool. Theres not a whole lot of substance to the plot line, but hey it could be worse. Essentially, high school gets overrun, a group of students band together and... See full review
Here's a lovely conflict that most likely to be relatable to most people - usually teenagers. Boy A and Boy B are bestfriends. Girl A and B are also bestfriends. Boy A has a crush on Girl B and Girl A has a crush on Boy B. So, to make an effect, Boy A and Girl A team up to make their love come true but can they continue their efforts on them or their own selves? Here, 'Toradora!' is one of those concepts. Having a crush on your bestfriend and ask one of their closest friends to help but the feeling changes, so as your perspective on the person that is helping you. Relatable, right? Okay, we have our... See full review
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Story: Make a contract they said.... It will be fun they said..... How did I wind up watching this show? I like to tell my friends and myself that I lost a bet... As pathetic as it makes me feel, this show actually has a very unique plotline. And best yet, it has a conslusive ending. Essentially, the creators made a magical girl show.... with witches... and a lot of death. Props for that. I remember two episodes in I was starting to feel like I needed to wear some masscara (typo) and a much tighter skirt.... I mean, I felt like I needed to wear a skirt... ignore that... See full review
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Deadman Wonderland is badass. Simply put. It's about a kid who fights deathmatches with other murderers. The prison is an amusement park. And the back story is really deep (if you've read the manga). Best part is they use there blood as weapons. Now, I'm very crass, and very strange, I have a unique fondness for blood. I know what your thinking, that's a sure sign of a serial killer; but It aint like that I promise. And for the record I'm not a cutter either, I just like blood. Now that you think I should be in a mental ward the reason I inform you of this... See full review
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Story: The plotline for Gantz is actually really original, and pretty cool. However, it automatically looses a point for having an open ended ending. I'm getting a bad case of shotgun-diarrea from shows that don't end conclusively. Moving on though, the other holes in the story are simply the lack of explanation. I have no idea who/what GANTZ is, or how he got there. And this series really tosses logic out the window a lot, but hey, what do I know. Also, as the story progresses, it really just gets bizzare near the end. The last arc was completly inferior compared to... See full review
Warning - Contains Minor Spoilers Story: Welcome to the NHK! Full of laughs, drama, and Hentai games. That's the recipe you need for a great show. Honestly, I didn;t expect much coming into this show, but I was quite surprised. The story is actually quite simple, yet it's very well drawn. In short it's about a guy who's a need. In other words, a guy who never leaves his house. And that's pretty much the premise of the show. The show is actually quite funny, I got a lot of good laughs out of it. Furthermore, the conversations and theories presented throughout the show are actually very... See full review
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Paranoia Agent presents you with a very unique interesting plot, that completly distorts your concept of reality. Hats off to the directors for originality. The only problem is that the story is incredibly fuckin stupid. Words cannot describe how incredibly stupid the plot turned out to be. I've always passionatly hated shows that do this to you, they string you along for 90% of the show and than troll you with the dumbest explanations ever. I'll give this section a decent rating solely because it was original and interesting for awhile.... but seriously... See full review
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Vash The Stampede... Also know as: Valentenez-Alkalenela-Zeehok-Shushira-Boherez...... Gombibobella-Blue-Stratavari-Tralentrent-Pierre-Andre-Chart-Baldos-George-Doitzel-Keiser-The-Third.... Don't hesitate to call.
Story: Trigun truly has a great story, and it is quite original in my opinion. I'm convinced that the game borderlands is based off this show. The bandits on a desert planet.... Idk, that's what it reminds me of. Anyways this series had some pretty unpredictable plot twists, which I give it props for. For instance, once I pieced together why it's called... See full review
This anime started out in a pretty confusing way with 2 brothers coming to live together with their 3 rd and oldest brother after beeing separated for 10 years they also hade a sister which you will find out about later on. Well anyway From here on things seems to be heading in a interesting way with these giant monster like creatures coming out peoples bodys. However as the anime drags on the story turns out to not really be that great and it lacks alot of action in it as there is almost none. I thought at first that maybe it was worth another shoot after dropping the anime after just a few episodes... See full review
Mayo Chiki is about a boy who is afraid of touching women who discovers that the butler of the richest girl in school is actually a girl masquerading as a boy. He is forced to keep their secret, and ends up growing closer with both girls. Story: Not terribly original, standard fare, typical run of beach/school festival/hot springs/etc episodes. The plot is never annoying, and what really keeps you going is wondering if Konoe and Jirou will ever confess to each other. Animation: Nothing special, nothing terrible. Characters: Very solid and entertaining. Definitely the driving force of the show. In... See full review
Story: When I first came across this pretty number I was like "Whaaaaaaaaa?" Linkin Park is on anime planet? I thought it was an injustice that the best 3 minute anime of all time does not have a review. For straters I'm not even entirely sure if this is technically considered "anime"; but in the end, it doesn't even matter... Yeah, I just went there. Anyways, the storys kinda cool, it almost reminds me of the movie Memento in a way. And evidentally, it is actually a pretty personal song. Let's be honest, we can all relate to jumping out windows to our deaths, having tomatoes thrown... See full review
Synopsis In 2003, mangaka Atsushi Ōkubo began writing and illustrating Soul Eater, a work that has been so well-received by the anime community across the globe, that it's easy to forget that it was only Ōkubo's second project as a writer and illustrator. The anime adaption ofSoul Eater has been just as well-received due to its uniquely attractive style, its endearing characters, and its distinctive blending of comedy and action elements. Its fame is perhaps also due in no small part to its featuring of soul reapers -- a mainstay element of the anime canon for most of the... See full review
Story: What is a Jump Festa? I don't know and it has absolutely nothing to do with the OVA, despite it being in the title. But it surely involves plucking a random chapter that doesn't focus on Nishino (I'll say this now: I watched this shit after the series and the OVA series), slapping some animation on that ass and calling it a day. I can say that because this was pretty shitty despite having loads of innuendo, other innuendo by those in the DTAB who watched it, the sorrow few and... I think this was the one where Nishino had a lovely blue dress. You know that's getting top marks. But the plot, the... See full review
My Favorite anime of all time, this anime is simply amazing, the true work of a genius and this is what made me really see anime the way i do today.See full review