2 Years Later...
This is, in my opinion, is still the best CG animated film to date.. however, I have decided to amend my review after the intial "buzz" of the movie. I had rated it with all 10s but at the time I don't think I was thinking logically and objectively. Every field except the story and character does deserve a 10/10 in my opinion, however the story and character elements were a bit shallow which drag the movie down, albeit not much in my opinion. If you're a die hard fan of Final Fantasy 7 (and I confess, I am) you will enjoy this movie on a whole other level to people... See full review
I love jazz. Some of my favorite memories of my time living in Florida have to be going downtown to listen to the local jazz festival. Sitting in front of that gazebo and getting into the spirit of the musicians is something you can only experience if you listen to jazz. It’s so different from any other musical genre and I was excited as hell to get to watch an anime centered around this amazing style of music. The problem is Sakamichi no Apollon isn’t as much about jazz as it is about lame characters. There’s jazz in the series, and it definitely plays a part, but it doesn’t play... See full review
Kill me baby, the review. When I started watching Kill me baby, I didn’t really know what to expect. Sure, I read it featured assassins and ninja’s, fit into some random high school playground, but that was about it. The opening was horrible, so after the first watching, I skipped that altogether. On with the stor--- Oh wait.. It seems everyone forgot to actually hire anyone to write any kind of story? No worries! We’ll just do a lucky star rip-of. What could go wrong? Well, other than the fact that I like my stories and that the concept has been done to death (take a few random... See full review
I don't even know what to say. This anime is so bizarre. Story: The story is obviously not the focus of this movie. There is very little sense to be made where the story is concerned. I have watched plenty of animes where the story didn't stand out over the animation. This was one of those situations. There is so much to look at that I find that my brain has no room to pay attention to anything that's happening. All that I was able to make complete sense of was the show's vulgarity. I grow tired of that kind of humor very quickly and that is what most of this... See full review
My first watched Anime. It is great ! Awesome characters story and Music ! If you can try to Buy Sountrack and listen ! Listen ! (I'm Polish and my english it's not so great)See full review
This is a kiddy story about the life of Robin Hood’s father. Supposed, the nickname passed later on to his son as well. All the heroes are kids and teenagers and there are several extras added in the normal myths, which make the show more epic fantasy like.
ART & SOUND SECTIONS: 6/10
It took me some time to accept watching the prequel of a famous European story with a lot younger characters and in anime style. After I got used to it, I can say the result is very mediocre. There is nothing too well or too bad made, so the final feeling you are left with, leaves you indifferent about the... See full review
Ok, the japs can be very sick if they want to and this is bordering comedy with crime. Although today we have lots of shows with little girls acting mature and in love with older men, back when this series was made, the shock was ten fold.
So the story is about a typical male teenager TM who likes older women, being forced to live as a married couple with a 12 year old girl, just because she is in love with him and she will blow up if he rejects her. Because she is a robot… with emotions… that blows up if she is not emotionally satisfied… And that is the story&hellip... See full review
Ride Back had all the qualifications for becoming a great show. Amazing production values (Madhouse is the king of tv anime shows), lively characters, well directed racing choreographies, political intrigues, and a pilot episode that promised a dozen different side stories. And it made a complete mess with them because of lack of proper duration and naive storytelling.
The story begins with the heroine Rin being considered a mediocre ballet dancer compared to her mother. In an almost stroke of luck, she finds a racing club in her university and drops ballet in order to delve into racing by using a... See full review
Roses, duels, lesbians and shadow theatre. Gee, I must be talking about Utena…
Yup, this is a very distinctive series and quite bold for its time as well. The main reason is simple; it has one of the most forward lesbian relationships ever… No wait, it actually has one of the most distinctive… No wait, it actually has lots of gays and incestuous siblings too… And they are all masked with some weird symbolisms, like flowers and thorns and swords and some weird upside-down castle in the sky… and... See full review
This movie ( which has absolutely no relation to One Piece ) is aimed at fans of racing movies, such as The Fast and the Furious. On a secondary level it will appeal dearly to anyone who loves great animation, over the top action, and not much of a plot to tire his mind while looking at the pretty lights. Anime and racing go way back as the original Speed Racer but it was only after Initial D came around that people started to care about the genre in those weird Asian cartoons. Many others tried to redo its fame but none managed to do so… until this baby came out.
VRRRRUUUUM... See full review
The Wings of Rean are based on a story Tomino (the Gundam guy) wrote some decades ago. That story was adapted with several alterations into the cult series Aura Battler Dunbine and remains even today as one of his best works. I have absolutely no idea why he chose to create a spin-off after all these years, especially such a rushed and poorly written one, but here it is and it sucks big time.
Dunbine and Rean share a lot of common elements, such as a magical world interacting with our own and people being transported from one to another and taking part in power struggles amongst powerful noble... See full review
Innovation and experimentation are always welcomed aspects in any series for me; they always score extra points every time I encounter them. In this particular case, we have something that is indeed trying to go for something new. Being made by the creator of Ghost in the Shell looked very promising, especially since it was also about the dependence of people on technology and how it ends up dehumanizing them in some ways. In practice though, it ended up being a lot less than most expected.
The formula the scriptwriter went for was to basically mix hard science fiction with light slice of life... See full review
After the huge success of Urusei Yatsura (I made a review about it as well), mangaka Rumiko Takahashi decided to make an equally queer series, with more focus on action and characters. And the result was Ranma!
ART SECTION: 5/10, SOUND SECTION: 8/10
Art Analysis: General Artwork 1/2, Character Figures 1/2, Backgrounds 1/2, Animation 1/2, Visual Effects 1/2
Sound Analysis: Voice Acting 3/3, Music Themes 3/4, Sound Effects 2/3
- Very old style but will stay adorable no matter how many years pass. This... See full review
Rainbow could have been a great social drama if it was serious. It remains somewhat above average for not being about schools, lolis, videogames, ecchi, and superpowers, things that we got sick and tired of seeing. Despite its dark atmosphere, it’s not mature, since it constantly rubs the victim card in your face. I mean, sure, all dramas are meant to make us feel sorry for the characters by being powerless before the problems they face, but subtlety is what separates mediocrity from brilliance, which is something Rainbow lacks entirely.
NO GREY ZONE... See full review
As with most of the anime I watch, Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo-- 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Space'-- was on a whim after seeing its opening. That said, I mean, just look at the title; 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Space?' I knew there were robots, but there was a girl who magically went from schoolgirl to space cowgirl, so I knew I was going to have to suck in my stomach, puff out my chest and remind myself that I am a manly man. (To remedy any emasculation caused, I interjected about halfway through with some Mazinkaiser SKL. It worked.)
Nonetheless, I went in interested enough to be greeted by Jun... See full review
- Animated by studio BONES, which automatically translates to great ideas, amazing production values, and shitty storyboard.
- Conceived and directed by Izubuchi Yutaka, who is mostly a designer than a director. This is in fact his only directing work outside of the remake of Space Battleship Yamato, so he doesn’t have much of a roster although both titles created a sensation.
Rahxephon will forever be remembered as “the Neon Genesis rival” and for that reason it can never stand on its two feet as a stand alone series, much less a cornerstone of anime in general. I mean... See full review
Hourou Musuko is, without a doubt, the most realistic anime I've ever watched. The story and most of the characters seem like something that could and would exist in real life. The art style is unique and picture-book-esque, but it somehow makes it more realistic. There is never a change in animation to accompany silly anime-style reaction faces. There are no characters jumping ten feet into the air with speed lines behind them, and no crazy sound effects. There is no fairy-tale happy ending. Even for a slice of life anime, this is rare. Realism isn't everything, though. Despite what teenaged Call of... See full review
(First of all, this review will contain spoilers for the first series of Last Exile since Last Exile: Fam the Silverwing really shouldn't be watched without seeing the first one.) Story: I am a huge fan of the original Last Exile series and was expecting this show to live up to those expectations. Unfortunately, the story really fell short in so many aspects in my opinion. Firstly, we still have the issue that we have Sci Fi aspects to the show that do nothing but muddy the steam punk aspect. Anyone who has seen the first season knows what I am referring to. The ending makes a lot... See full review
Story: I'm sure I'm not the only one asking this, but does this anime even have a plot? From what I can gather the entire story revolves around a gender confused orphan who cries more than Mira Munakata and falls in love with every male who happens to wander within twenty feet of him. If that isn't bad enough, none of these 'romances' even go anywhere. There is so little emotion throughout the series that I have a hard time believing the characters even have emotions, let alone the fact that this anime is a shounen-ai. I suffered the... See full review
Possibly... we humans could exist without fighting, but many of us have chosen to fight. For what reason? To protect something? Protect what? Ourselves? The future? If we kill people to protect ourselves and this future, then what sort of future is it, and what will we have become? There is no future for those who have died. And what future is there for those who did the killing? Is happiness to be found in a future that is grasped with bloodstained hands? Is that the truth? Originally created by the pair of ... See full review
Gakuen Alice was a very interesting series that I've watch.It captures my heart at moment(making me cry),but also show the strong bond of the characters and the friendly(and funny) relationship between them.If you were disappointed at how the anime series ends,then stop being so disappointed! Because the reason that Mikan have come to the academy,made good friends and found out about herself.Was all because of Hotaru leaving and Mikan wanting her to come back(which resolve in Mikan coming to the academy)....The way that the anime series end was pretty good,with Hotaru not leaving...The producer stopped the... See full review
The most interesting aspect of this anime is the way the characters are portrayed. Most of the scenes with more than *one* person around will be enough to wrestle you to the floor laughing or play with your emotions like a diabolical programmer on late night shift. Tooru is a little like the typical anime schoolgirl - sweet, not very bright, but always cheery and is a big help around the house. Much of the focus of the story is how she slowly changes the lives of those around her, especially the Souma family. You see, it's not all fun and games being an animal. The Soumas are unable to have relationships... See full review
This is one of my favorite anime. It's story is so compelling, and original. It starts out simple, but then explodes into a truly amazing experience. The twists and turns involved in this story are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. What good is a story though, if the characters are bad? Fortunately, the main characters are all interesting and fleshed out. The animation is also great. It truly is beautiful. The music is also superb, from the shows theme songs, to background music. But, the best thing about this series is the fact that there is no definate good or bad guy. It is all up to the viewer... See full review
Maki Murakami's manga Gravitation introduced "boy's love", or male romance, to a whole generation of manga readers. The TV adaptation of Gravitation did the same thing for a generation of anime watchers when it originally debuted in 2000. The show toned down the explicitness of the original story a bit for TV, which had the effect of making the show that much more accessible for people who weren't already fans of the original.See full review
Fairy Tail is an incredibly well-done feel-good show, and while it may not make you think and ponder the secrets of the universe, it's definitely entertaining and even heartwarming at times. If I could describe the show in one line, it would be "Yu-Gi-Oh! done right", because it's constantly pushing friendship and somehow succeeds. On top of that, the show has the rare ability of effortlessly flowing between its humorous and emotional moments. The characters are all very likeable, the soundtrack is full of masterpieces, the voice actors are great, and the show's jam-packed full of creativitySee full review
The anime adaptation of the manga disappointed me, it felt as though all the peculiarities that made the D.Gray-Man manga unique were smoothed out for the anime. I guess anime is a watered down version of the manga so to speak, a reasonable initiative by the producers of the anime, as to open D.Gray-Man to a wider audience, otherwise it may have been too dark or gruesome for younger viewers. Like most animes, I recommend reading the manga wherever possible. Nevertheless, D.Gray-Man the anime is a solid watch, there’s plenty of action to be had and a little space to be bored as you learn about the... See full review
Story Okay seriously, I really really wanted to like this anime, mainly because It has lovely animation, a likeable main protagonist, and captivating soundtrack, but after 10 episodes of pushing through, It became a total chore. The main problem I had with it was that it was just really boring. Many of the things this anime has been praised for in other reviews are completely inaccurate in my eyes. The bond between the two main characters so far is totally non existant. It is a situation, which frankly could have quite easily been written in a way which was touching to the viewer, but unfortunately... See full review
A good anime to watch if you are very much interested in currency as it shows many aspects of just that. There are 2 main characters who tend to be partners in the beginning but show love interest later on in the story. It shows plot twists as the characters change dramatically and you see a new side of them later in the story. Overall great showSee full review
A shounen that focuses on the exponential growth of the main character prior to his confrontation of the main villain in the unannounced sequel. I would recommend this series only to those invested in Nurarihyon and willing to wait for a proper conclusion. Part of a Trilogy Sennen Makyou tells the story of an ancient enemy of the Nura clan and how that enemy has affected three generations of the family. It has a consistent plot with no filler episodes that focuses on the family heir Rikuo. Although most of the characters are from the prequel, it is not necessary to watch the original... See full review
Death note, Not a bad anime. It was pretty good. I skipped most of the story, But only because it was a bunch of nothing. But it was good. And it SHOULD of lasted longer. I didnt like the Real-Life Movies though because Half of the story was diffrent then the Anime itself. It was a great storySee full review
In my opinion, Cowboy Bebop was stupid. The ending was stupid. I thought it was stupid because it ended without telling what happened to Edward, or what happened to Jet, or Fay. The only person who had a conclusion was Spike. And. Oops ((SPOILER ALERT)) He dies. So it makes no sense about how he died and how the whole series ended. it could of finished in a diffrent way, But NOOOO. It had to end that way.See full review
Bleach is a good Anime to watch if you are looking forward to Comedy and Action. The Story line may be abit weird, But its alright. It will make you laugh, and It may make you cry. It a sad story, but in the end, Everybody has made friends with each other. Everyone is usually happy and its a fun story for Teens to watch. ((-I wouldnt Advise Little kids to watch it unless they have parents permission because of the Cleavage and Language.)) But it is a easy story to follow but it will take you a while to watch it. In conclusion, Bleach is a good story for teens to watch.See full review
Story - May Contan Spoilers
The story starts off with a boy named Ichika Orimura, Ichika is the only boy at a academy for IS (Infinite Stratos') He is the only boy at the academy because the IS' were designed so that only females could use them, throughout the story it is unknown why he is the only boy able to pilot an IS. An IS is Powered Exoskeleton designed for sport but in some cases to protect from danger. IS' are either Long Range, Short range, Or in some cases Both, Ichikas IS is a Short Range IS, its a similair model to what his sister (Chifuyu Orimura) used. Chifuyu was at one point a... See full review
One of Leiji’s lesser works, this series never made an impact like his other works for a simple reason. It is too Earth-bound and frankly, the same story elements can be found in his other works (Captain Harlock and Spaceship Yamato are his tops) in a more interesting way. Still, if you so much like Leiji, you won’t miss the chance to give this one a try and like it up to a point.
ART & SOUND SECTIONS: 6/10
The truth is I was simply not drawn to them. The spaceships didn’t look eye captivating, old men are simply awful to look at, and young people are idealized archetypes... See full review
Before I start saying anything else… What kind of a name is that for a series? Did titles like Special Investigation Elite Force of Freedom or Direwolf Brigade got all kitsch all of a sudden? Who the hell would name his military unit like that? Oh well, it is a joke about how their unit is not really supposed to be serious. Just like the production studio. It’s GONZO so may the Gods save us all if you go in expecting something good.
Anyways, the story is about a country trying to recover from a war and the military creating a unit to investigate any possible rebellious military cells... See full review
Ribbon no Kishi is yet another work by Osamu Tezuka, the maker of the first anime Tetsuwan Atom for all of you who still remember. The great thing about this guy is that his works were never narrowed to a few genres as it happens with most directors and mangakas; in a way he is the Homo Universalis of animation. Not even Disney, his role model, had the guts or the social liberties to show the huge plethora of themes and ideas he was allowed to animate and instead of being burned on the stake by moral committees, he is instead now titled as the... See full review
What a surprise. I hardly like storyless anime, especially those done by this particular studio, but here we an exception.
- Animation is done by J.C. Staff, which means it will be mostly fan service with rather good production values. In this case it had some depth though.
- Directing is done by Ikehata Takashi, who outside of this and the first season of Genshiken has produced nothing else of value.
- Based on the only known manga by some nobody whose name is not important to state.
ENJOYMENT SECTION: 5/10 [Hey, look what a weird... See full review
Hello, yes it's me. Send reinforcements, it appears we’ve been infiltrated by a perverted assistance. That’s the type of thing that Okabu speaks on his mobile phone when he is taken by surprise or at random times. Rintaro Okabe is an 18-year-old 1st-year college student and a self-proclaimed Mad Scientist who fights against an international organization named SERN that he believes is conspiring to reshape the world. He is also the main protagonist of Steins;gate, an anime that has the distinction of originally being produced by two studios, 5pb and Nitroplus. Steins;Gate follows the story... See full review
When I started on watching this anime, I didn't really think much of it.
Maryui was a girl who talked in third person, also a bit weird, but then after a few episodes, I realised she was pretty clever. She found out quite a lot of things which helped during the time machine's progress, and was always trying to cheer up Okabe.
The story began quite peacefully and funny. A mad scientist as he calls himself, wants to build a time machine using a phone and a microwave. It sounded silly at first, yet when there was Daru, helping him as a "computer hacker" and eventually Kurisu... See full review
ART SECTION: 6/10
Analysis: General Artwork 1/2, Character Figures 1/2, Backgrounds 2/2, Animation 1/2, Visual Effects 1/2
- The series uses a very nice blend of fantasy and normality. The world looks like ours but there are several scenes where fairies and fairytale-like sceneries mix with the rest. Another good point is the artwork on the characters and their gear. They dress in pretty phantasy cloths and use musical instruments and vehicles that reminded me of the Irish mythology and of the Renaissance. Especially the neon glow fairy wings and music scores were really something. These are... See full review
I remember watching the very first episode of the series and having a very good impression of the show at that time. It was practically the first toy-promoting series in my country, I had no access to the internet back then and everybody was playing or talking about Pokemons. So for some reason I expected a lot from this series. Something like an elaborating battle system, or a complicated story, or epic showdowns. After all, the games were supposed to be RPGs, and that meant all I described. I never imagined it was just farming EXP and taking part... See full review
Long before Pokemons and YuGiOh, there was Plawres…
A, good old Plawress! The third series (after Igano Kabamaru and Candy Candy) that initiated the first otaku frenzy in Greece back in the 80’s. It also happens to be the oldest title promoting toys through proxy battles.
The main story is quite simple. A boy named Sanshiro Sugata begins as a rookie in Plawres, a famous mini-robot-fighting championship. He uses a custom-made model named Jumaru and faces a new challenge on every new episode.
There is a thin on-going... See full review
Episode 1 This one was a little creepy. I'm not going to spoil the ending, but for a short little piece, it was put together pretty well, and the mystery of what is going on keeps it from growing boring. It's a little slow, I think, but not boring. Episode 2 This one is all about Winry's and Ed's relationship with each other, through the years, and explains how Winry got the jewelry she did, in a pretty funny manner. There's also a little bit of Riza in there, and I think her bits were weaved in pretty well. Episode 3 Here we get to see Izumi's adventures in the North, when she lived for a month... See full review
Baccano! is one of those animes that is very interesting, albeit somewhat confusing. The majority of the entire series is spent following the different stories of each of the characters, with an overarching story that starts at the beginning, and concludes at the end. Every episode is amazingly presented, though may be a bit difficult to understand, since the story jumps from one time period to the next, all while telling the entire story of each character. The animation is that of a normal anime. Very well done, and just small inconsistencies in the characters, if any. The music played in the intro and... See full review
Base in the Bishoujo game release in PC, DC and PS2, later on turned into a wonderful anime of 12 episodes, but now unfortunately the movie lacks what the Anime had, but it also gives some moments that the Anime lacked as well, so lets see the different aspects of this Movie.
The story is basically the same, but only focusing in Misuzu story, so the other characters like Kano, Hijiri, Minagi and Michiru are out and they don't have an important role, or you could said that none at some point, which is good in a way since after seeing the anime you thought that Misuzu Story was not... See full review
It starts like any other ecchi-comedy, with schoolgirls and cheesy love dilemmas. It maintains this geeky femininity...and then suddenly digresses into a plethora of human emotions!!! Wow, what a tease. I am impressed and satisfied, despite the rather average score I'm handing Mai-HiME. Tokiha Mai tries to be the best older sister she can be. Her younger brother, Takumi, faces a fatal heart disorder, and all she can do is protect him.
On a boat ride to school, a girl floats on top of the water, and a star that Mai can see, which no other but what a HiME (Highly-advanced... See full review
A very good anime, I enjoied this show from the beginning 'till the end, even if it has a lot of chatting (A LOT!!!).
It has a very interesting plot, sometimes it doesn't evolve at a fast pace, but every episode will add a bit more at the plot, lefting the watcher with some questions (a bit) solved and even more to be answered, but allthis add more to the interest the watcher will put in this show. Perhaps it lacks a bit on the side stories, but maybe it was already difficult to exhaust the main plot.
Animation: (8/10) It is really good, I like the way the characters are... See full review
Hmm... the curse of setting a bar to high to hurdle. Ni Gakki certainly illustrates this point.
To be fair, School Rumble was probably the funniest show I'd ever seen. To add to that, it was done in such an original way, with such a great cast, it was already going to be hard to top.
Where our 1st series maintained a noticable progression of relationships and story material, this is not the case in Ni Gakki. I can count on one hand how many episodes actually progressed the underlying 'plot' of the School Rumble universe.
More than anything, Ni Gakki was a random series... See full review
...Last night, I finished School Rumble, but found myself getting in trouble over and over today at work because I kept losing my composure and randomly laughing to myself over scenes of the show that kept playing over and over in my head.
To say that this show is hilarious may be a sore understatement. It's a good possibility this is the funniest show I've ever seen. The perfect amount of Drama sprinkled on top of this heavy Romantic/Comedy make the recipe for success.
Much to my surprise, there's even a bit of depth to this Romantic Comedy...
Tenma Tsukamoto is a total dunce...but... See full review
This is yet another experimental work by Osamu Tezuka and despite being made after Tetsuwan Atom, it still retains a lot of artistic expression and care. Unlike most who are just rehashing a successful formula in EVERY NEW WORK they do, Tezuka kept on looking for ore ways to tell a story and I really did the guy for that.
Now speaking of a story, this movie does not exactly have one; it is more of a collection of comical shorts, each one making fun of a specific profession. The setting is a museum and we are shown the portraits of many famous personalities, after of which the scene changes to what... See full review