Sleek, dark, noiresque sci-fi about a future Japan where everyone’s crime potential is scanned by some infallible, impartial computer system (hint: it isn’t). Our protagonists are government agents who are tasked with implementing the system’s judgment (whether that means arresting someone whose “psycho-pass” level is too high, or killing those who are too far gone). We learn about all these characters and their ideals and their back stories (all of which seem to have been affected by this system). I appreciated that although there a few one-off episodes, all of it is more or... See full review
Urobuchi strikes again and as usual the suckers bite it right away. This guy manages to present the dumbest of pretentious ideas as grilled steak. With some assistance from a hentai character designer he has all he needs for an auto-win, no matter how bad the show actually is. And trust me when I say, it is.
The setting is very interesting, as it is in all the stories he writes and never manages to develop in any way past shock effect and superficial philosophy. In my mind it is Xenogears meets Waterworld, populated by hentai people. You get mankind in the far future being in war with space squids. A... See full review
Damn Atlus, you really like to adapt your games with random order, don’t you? Anyways, this is yet another one of those videogames where teenagers summon monsters to defend the world. It has the same director of the Persona 4 (P4) adaptation, which is also a spin-off franchise of this one. I really liked P4 despite its cheesiness and expected Devil Survivor (DS2) to be around the same level but turned out it is a waste of time.
So, the premise is sort of typical for the franchise. Some demons invade the word and some teenagers fight them with their own demons. The problem is that despite the... See full review
Spoiler free review! This is a really good anime to get into if you have an interest in gaming, especially the MMO genre. Its animation during battles are very impressive, and has a great soundtrack. However, its downfalls are how we don't see the majority of the "character development". We're told that the characters would know each other for X amount of time, but we only see glimpses in comparison to how long they are in the game for. "God-mode"-ish type of abilities are left unexplained, just something certain characters have for no reason, it seems. Certain characters show a lot... See full review
For many of us studio Sunrise is now labeled as “the mecha trainwreck” studio. They were quite innovating in their early years but for the past 2 decades they make only robot-themed shows filled with obnoxious lead characters and storylines written on the run. And yes, they usually sell very well to their target audience thanks to the good budget but if you compare them with the mecha shows of GAINAX you easily realize how they are hardly trying to be anything out of the ordinary or even well made. They are kid stuff for mass consumption with little to no actual value.
Their latest... See full review
Please note that I watched both the main show and the specials so let's get started Story 7: The story is about Kyousuke Kousaka who is your average male lead then he finds out that his sister Kirino Kousaka has a anime & eroge collectionand so Kyousuke has to help Kirino in her life with things as playing an eroge and things like that I'll cut it off here because I might spoiler something. By reading the synopis of this show you can probably already guess this show has a lot of otaku references, wich was quite funny to watch. Overall the story was enjoyable with quit some... See full review
Story The story for this instalment seems to be trying to throw as many twists and turns at you as possible. Whilst some of these work very well, others will have you scratching your head in disbelief. There is some closure to most things that have been left hanging and it does all come to a head nicely too. Animation The animation, normally, is as good as the other series. In the large battle sequences it is let down a little. The usual attention to detail has had to be let slip a little when it comes to these sweeping, epic battles and you will notice that. In a way its downfall was how good... See full review
Story The story is a little more well rounded than the original series, in a dramatic sense. Relationships are mope complex and allowed to change over the course. Episode to episode it isn’t that brilliant and at times is very predictable. Animation The animation is very good. It makes up for all the melodrama. It is very good to look at and at times lulls you into thinking higher of this series than you should. The action sequences are also done very well. These can sometimes let down anime that look good but not this one. Sound The music is very good and fits the anime quite... See full review
While Aiura is fairly charming and has a catchy OP, it simply fails to deliver anything of substance. The OP and ED consume one minute each and the total length of each episode - including those - is four minutes. The humor often falls flat, the characters are amusing but left woefully undeveloped. I really feel like someone is being betrayed by this anime. It may be that the writers were betrayed by a studio that simply refuses to put in effort. It may be that the producers were betrayed by investors and can't afford to make an actual show. The real problem - and the reason I'm dropping Aiura after... See full review
Dragon Ball Z sets the bar pretty low for shows that only include "durfighting" for their entire run. Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Yu-Yu Hakusho, all bad shows, but they're at least above DBZ. Enter Inuyasha.
You've heard of the bar being low, Inuyasha grabs hold and drags it to the depths of hell.
A black hole of virtually anything enjoyable, I can't see how most anyone could possibly enjoy this.
But alright, enough bland insults and let's get to some analyzing!
The premise (I refuse to call it a story) of the series is the ultimate in McGuffin: A random jewel... See full review
I, for one, am okay with a more surreal experience. I enjoy nonlinear narratives, or cases where there is little narrative to be had. In other reviews I've expressed a fondness for David Lynch, which should encapsulate all I'm trying to say here.
I've also, in the past, expressed a hate for shows that aim to hit this kind of unique, abstract mark, and fail miserably. This, is what Spirited Away falls under.
As we watch Chihiro blunder around this spirit world, we are of course greeted to its inhabitants. These spirits all take crazy, wacky forms, and are interesting to look at. Very... See full review
Given the choice between a nice, calm, every-day-life sort of anime, and one crammed to the brim with meaningless supernatural drivel, I will, of course, choose the former. Any level-headed person will agree, obviously.
Haruhi, melancholy, that train-wreck of a title, starts off as the former. I enjoy seeing the regular high-school shenanigans of the gang. They are all well written characters who are simply a joy to watch prance about. The dialogue sounds natural, they are acceptably (If not averagely) drawn, and they're even funny (!) at times, who'd believe that?
Then, and you'll start... See full review
*THIS WILL CONTAIN SPOILER FOR ONE OF THE GIRLS ENDING*
PLEASE WATCH AMAGAMI SS TO GET THE WHOLE STORY FOR THE CONTINUATION
Amagami SS+ or Amagami SS Plus is a continuation of Amagami SS and I really enjoy to story for this aswell
Amagami SS+ or Amagami SS Plus tried to provide closure to each of the six girls, but with only two episode for each girls. My favorite of all six girl is Rihoko because Rihoko and Junchi finally have to courage to confess there feeling for each other and end it with a kiss. My second favorite it Sae and then Tsukasa and Ai. I... See full review
For Your Infomation: Amagami SS is the first season of the Amagami series, the second season is called Amagami SS+ or Amagami SS Plus, I will referred it to Amagami SS Plus. I STRONGLY encourage you to watch season 1 to get season 2 Story: 8/10
Amagami SS is an anime based on a PS2 Dating Sim games called Amagami, this anime is prequel to Amagami SS+ Plus(that for a later review). The series follow a boy named Junichi Tachibana, a second year high school student, he disliked celebrating christmas because two years ago his date stood him up on Christmas Eve. Junchi have... See full review
This anime was ok. The following are the complaints of a 20 year-old college student. PLOT: The way the plot for this anime works is that it leaves certain things out in its explanations of things (like the origin of the Akuma) in the beginning and gradually adds shenanigans as the story progresses to make a conclusion of the story a child's dream. This should be fine, since it is a popular plot strategy, but I feel that they overdue it since any clarification they offer only results in even more questions than before. In addition, the story doesn't reach a conclusion which makes the anime seem like... See full review
Spice and Wolf is rather unique for a fantasy anime; it doesn't focus on fighting, magic, action ect it focuses more on religion, trade, economics, money amongest other thing. The charm of the seires is the character Holo and Lawrence, watching them chat and interact with each other is were the joy of the series comes from, they both bring out the worst and best in each other. They're the perfect duo. More in video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddz1Py8mj2Y BBFC rating - 12 for moderate violence, horror, sex references... See full review
Sword Art Online is the anime about a death game, where 10,000 people are trapped in a virtual reality where death in the game is death in the real world.
STORY: Sword Art Online, or SAO, is based off light novels of the same name. I might as well review it arc by arc, so I'll start with the first one: Aincrad. The Aincrad arc is the first 12 or so episodes. This sets the tone for the whole series and introduces main characters. It is really the first 3 episodes that center on this plot, and then it seems to branch off into side-stories, weaving in Slice of Life that shows how life works inside... See full review
This anime is a romantic comedy drama about a girl who can uncontrollably read minds, and has a crush on a pervert. Where could you possibly go wrong? WARNING: There are many feels in the first episode.See full review
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is your Bonnie and Clyde romance between a violent sociopath of a guy and an emotionless study-obsessed girl. Neither do well with the conventional norms of society but somehow manage to find each other and eke their way towards a non typical relationship. While it's similar to the recommended titles below like Bokura ga Ita, Kimi ni Todoke, etc, it's a lot quirkier and less emotionally driven. You don't feel overwhelmed with characters overflowing miasma of emotional turmoil as is typical in this genre. It's definitely more lightweight and humorous… ... See full review
Sword Art Online (SAO) review:
Sword art online is a great anime to any anime fan. The story is funny in it's ways and in the middle of the anime, it improves the romance between the main characters. The story is about people play this video game called Sword Art Online, which is a MMORPG. On the first day of it's release, about one million people have bought it, people were traped in the game until they have beated the game together. So it became a death match/ survival game for the players. I think if i continue, i'll be spoilling the anime. It a great anime for everyone but hanti people. The... See full review
Critic's Log - Earthdate: April, 19, 2013. Supplemental Review: Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji): His Butler, Performer. The world is a stage and we are all merely players. Those that don't participate in the drama can simply sit back and watch and they can even evaluate after the performance is over if they want. What am I getting at? Here's my supplemental review of Black Butler. This is about the OVA "His Butler, Performer" The actors hired to perform Hamlet for the Phantomhive Company's children charity concert have encountered an accident over the high seas. With the actors unable to... See full review
If the first scene does not intruige you I dont know what will. The horrifying scene and the events and happenings surrounding it should make you shiver and hopefully want to see more. This anime works in very interesting ways, what I mean is, its works in "archs" 4 "problem archs" which present the murders, and 4 "solution archs" which will show you behind the scenes of what the f*** went down. this may turn some of you away, but i will tell you this, keep watching, all of it is important and it will make you want to watch the second series. It is really... See full review
Tamako Market follows the life of Tamako, a cheery young mochi maker's daughter, who's family lives in a tightly knit shopping district named Usagiyama. As with other Kyoani productions, the animation and art style is gorgeous, and the bright and varied use of colour coupled with the cartoonish animation really set a happy, carefree mood throughout the show. Seeing as the storyline isn't the main focus, enjoyment of the show weighs greatly on the viewer's love of the characters, luckily Yukiko Horiguchi and Reiko Yoshida have done a great job creating a very loveable cast of... See full review
This is the ninth Naruto movie, made around the time when the Ninja War began. The main idea behind the plot is interesting, as Naruto and Sakura are sent to an alternative dimension where there is no war. That is supposed to show what Madara plans to do if he plan succeeds and thus excuse his satanic plans. Sadly this is still a kids’ show, thus the whole thing ends up being nothing more than a badly written fanfic. I mean, really, you are watching this just because you are aware of how one-dimensional everybody is and want to laugh with a “what if” anecdote. You are... See full review
Full Moon wo Sagashite... Where to even begin? First of all, I went into this anime without having much hopes for it. You see, I was really just looking for a good gxb romance- a decent one even- because I've seen just about all of them. however, despite the cheesey shoujoness of this anime I quickly became quite attached. Within three days I completed all fifty episodes! The story on the surfaced may seem shallow, and the whole idol thing cliche, but that couldn't be further from the truth! For a magical shoujo such as this one might expect happy goodness all round, but I have NEVER been on such a... See full review
This serves as a meer snapshot into the lives of the Borrowers and Sho at this pparticular instance. Some people will not enjoy the openness of the ending and there are some parts which drag a little but I think it serves a a very believable insight into how these people, both big and small, go about their lives. Animation
As is to be expected this is amazing. There is fantastic amount of detail in the Borrowers world. So much care has been put in to showing how peole this size would cope and interact with the world making it a pleasure to watch. Sound There is a little... See full review
By this stage the plot is starting to lose all sense of purpose. They are just there to beat up some more people. Some points that were crucial in the earlier series have been forgotten. Animation
Similar in feel to the other 2. Good, but for an action anime decidingliy lacking when it comes to action. Sound The music is actually ok. It works quite well with the tone of the show. The voices follow the last series too. By this point, by shear exposure to it you will have grown tired of Goku and his incessant complaints. Characters They all bounce of each other in a way that it... See full review
This picks up where the first one left off, The groups is still heading west and having fairly episodic adventures. The story's lack of going anywhere is starting to grate a little by now. Animation There is a change to the animation here which throws you a little to start with and like the first series is not fantastically consistent. Sound The music is good at setting the tone, if a little overused. The dub continues in a similar fashion although the original actors do not continue. Goku is getting on your nerves by this point. Characters The characters are pretty much the same... See full review
This is the eleventh One Piece movie, theoretically taking place after the Fishman Island arc. It is not dedicated to any particular crew member since by now the plot is so slow it will be years before another one joins in. Just like all movies, it is a filler mission with a good budget and a simplistic plot.
The story is about an ex Navy admiral planning to destroy all the pirates in the New World by erupting volcanoes in certain islands. As usual, the Strawhats just happen to accidentally bump into him and march to stop him before he kills not only them but also all the civilian population in the... See full review
My english is terrible, but I am trying my best, any mistake will be fixed as soon as I notice. If you notice me about one I would appreciate it a lot. This is a review for the two seasons, and will mention the ova but it won't affect the scores. The Good Part The theme of this anime is pretty interesting and is delivered with a proper and very good focus. Outstanding Setting. The dynamic between the two main characters is great. The Bad Part Sometimes it can turn slow and give you the sensation that you kind of watching a filler (Which isn't truth) because the story takes a... See full review
Story 6.5/10: The story is about a mochi maker's daughter named Kitashirakawa Tamako who someday finds a talking bird (dela) the bird tells her he's looking for a bride, not for himself but for his prince and that he lost his way. Tamako decides to keep the bird and that's about the whole story without any spoilers, the show doesn't have many plot as you just follow tamako and her friends doing stuff at school or participating in stuff like festivals, so it becomes your usual slice of life anime it does however keeps a good pacing and character development because the story follows a small group... See full review
Quite possibly one of the most amazing anime ever made. I never liked the school life kind of anime, never really wanted to try it but a friend of mine told me to try and watch this and then come back and thank him later. I watched 2 episodes after work one day and then proceeded to call in sick the next day and watch the entire series. I can't explain in words how good this show really is. I am not a guy who normally likes drama and romance a whole lot...I don't mind them but if given the option its not really the first thing I go for but in the case of this show as soon as it was done I started... See full review
The scores for this are all over the place. Character development is...Well nearly non existant along with the story...Yet it still gets an 8? Thats simple. This anime doesn't exist to be serious. Doesn't exist to develop some amazing characters and in no way exists to have a deep and meaningful story. No this anime exists for one simple reason. To screw around and have a good time. The action and amount of fan service in this is boarderline stupid...well not borderline it is stupid...But unlike other anime who are like this HOTD never tries to hide the fact that this is exactly what its... See full review
This is a great gateway anime to anyone who has never seen one before. When showing someone their first anime it really needs to meet a large amount of criteria. Shoudln't be too long but can't be overly short either (no one likes getting into a new type of show only to find out the one that got them into it only goes for 12 episodes). Fairy tail is 175 episodes to date but you could cut around 25-35 of them out as filler and still get the same response...This isn't as long as the Big 3 but still decently long...IMO a decent lengh for a starter anime It needs to be accessible and a little dumbed... See full review
Anime is an entertainment form. That is to me at least should be the main goal of any anime creator when making their show. Air! did not entertain me at all. It did only One single thing good and that was get out an amotional response from me. But this response was nothing but sadness. Every time it did anything to make you think things were going to be ok it just got worse and worse and through out the whole series you just felt depressed. Making people sad isn't in any way a bad thing for entertainment, in fact doing that generally means that the viewer has connected with the characters, Clannad... See full review
Cowboy Bebop, is truly a revolutionary Anime as well as one of my favorites, which is something really special considering I feel that way even 15 years after its debut in 1998! Everything from its story to its animation to its sound to its characters is way above its time, making it an instant universal classic. I'll start with the story, which some had a few complaints about including the fact that it doesn't follow the main story line for around 75% of the anime, but rather showed the adventures of Spike, Ed, Jet and Faye encountered in their sci-fi universe (a lot of which included background story... See full review
the OVA was allot of fun and the gratuitous violence only ads to the 80's charm allong with the GLORIOUS SOUNDTRACK. For the people calling it "the worst anime in existance" there are literary dozens of shittier OVA's in existence. Case and point Mars Of Destruction. In short it's terrible but the enjoyable type.See full review
I generalized this review to contain no spoilers for those who haven’t watched but are curious. However, you don’t need to read my review for me to tell you to go watch this anime right now. Just go. Story [10/10] Yes. This is what stories are supposed to be about. They are supposed to dig deep into the crevices of the world, exploring topics that are sensitive to human nature and will never stop being discussed. The stories that make you think and make you want to talk about things that mean something are the best. The setting and circumstances of this anime’s world are genius. It... See full review
Wicked City is terrible. I went into it expecting to like it with its interesting premise but gave up a few minutes in. Little did I know it would get far, far creepier and I'm not one who reacts to horror films much one way or another. It took me years to go back and finish watching it just to mark it as watched and even then half of the time I was doing something else while it was going on. This movie is like a recurring nightmare with the same things happening again; a woman turning out to be a demon (twice), seduction (three times) and rape and attempted rape 5(?) times. The whole idea of the movie was... See full review
My first review! How exciting. I have written this with no spoilers, so feel free to read if you haven’t watched. This does mean that some of the specific things I wished for in the series I left out, but I would be glad to discuss them with anyone who is interested. Story [5/10] The general concept of the system of Kings and related powers was really cool. I felt like it had a lot of potential, but it was never fleshed out enough to get me truly interested. I wanted more background on the groups and I wanted to see more of the intricacies between them. I wanted some explanations for why things... See full review
this was a truly amazing. If you are a fan of rpg's, mmo's, or mmorpgs then this anime it's for you the story is very captivating as the young hero strives for survival in what seemed to be a mad man sick idea of an ultimate vrmmorpg. You can't go wrong with this anime.See full review
To be honest, I really wanted to like Paranoia Agent. I like the mindf*ck genre a lot and tends to be a favorite of mine. This was recommended by a friend of mine and I tried to watch it 3 separate times and now I finally stuck with it and was surprisingly disappointed in the whole thing. The story is: Shounen Bat is a kid who wears gold roller blades and a baseball hat. He likes to hit people over the head with a kinked golden baseball bat. The police take on an investigation to try and catch Shounen Bat, but matters prove to go deeper than just a mere kid who hits people with a baseball bat. Did you... See full review
Naruto is a ninja in the Hidden Village of the Leaves. His one dream is to become Hokage, the number one Ninja in the village. But before that, he has to pass his Ninja exams, and survive the threats coming after Konoha Village one after the other. Can he and his ninja friends survive? The story of Naruto is a bit tough to review. The actual story is pretty good. A lot of complexity and depth go into this shonen series, making it more engaging than most. That being said, a lot of the time Naruto doesn't focus on the actual story. The series is... See full review
Beet The Vandel Buster: Excellion is a sequel to Beet The Vandel Buster. Here is my review of the original series. Story: The entire series takes place on an island threatened by a Vandel named Vaus. On this island, The Beet Warriors meet an obnoxious little shit...er, young lad by the name of Leon. The Beet Warriors must team up with Leon to defeat Vaus and ensure the safety of the island before they can move on in their journey. By itself, the story isn't too bad. Just some heroes who are saving a village... See full review
As teenage student Sho gets infested by a mysterious alien artifact that has the ability to bring forth an immensly powerful suit of armor for him to wear, he must fight for his friends and family against a ruthless secret organization hellbent on retrieving the armor to use it for their own twisted schemes. Is this show just a bland action-series or does it have that extra spice to make it special?
This 2005 version of Guyver is actually a re-boot of the 1989 series of the same name, which is in turn based on the manga of the same name. The old show was of typical underground 80's fare, filled to... See full review
The story of Beet the Vandel Buster is set in the "Dark Ages," a time when evil monsters, called Vandels threaten the land. The only ones who can stop the Vandels are brave warriors called Vandel Busters, who fight with their Tengeki, magic-like powers. Beet has always dreamed of becoming a Vandel Buster, and with a powerful Vandel attacking his hometown, now may be a chance for him to prove himself! Much of Beet the Vandel Buster is a Monster of The Week type of story, though there are a few major villains who need to be taken care of. The thing that sets the... See full review
Like Toradora but with a good ending where he actually fights for the woman he loves instead of spending 20 agonizing episodes blue balling us and then finally confessing to each other and gettnig married and then getting left in the lurch and just being like "welp, at least she's being responsible now!" Wait, this is a chunibyou review, not Toradora, right? Love the "moeblob" chara designs, and FINALLY I have a chara I can cosplay with Aimee - The Dark Flame Master!! VANISH INTO THE EMBRACE OF DARK FLAMES! Curious what the second season will be like, since this one wrapped up pretty... See full review
Fun harem with nice chara design, especially Kobato and Maria <3. Yozora's chara is complex, but seems inconsistent at times - courageous cross-dresser, then tsundere loner, then sadistic bitch and bully, then kind childhood friend...I don't know, it didn't all add up to me at times. I'm wondering if they can reconcile her chara in the second season (haven't seen it yet). I like that the male lead, Kodaka, isn't a doormat like in many other harem animes, and I found the references to him being "hafu" (half white half jap) and perceived as a "delinquent" by his peers intriguing. I... See full review
I have all ways been a fan of MMOs/RPGs, so when I saw this anime preview I really couldn't wait to see it. I'm not entirely sure what the reason could've been, but this anime was somewhat addictive. Yes it did have some slow points, but don't most of the anime have some. One thing that I really enjoy about this anime was the story and the fighting. The fighting was the one that kept me on edge, waiting to see what was going to happen next. It felt like the story could've end at any time. I recommend this to anyone who likes action and MMOs/RPGs games.See full review
Ouran was something I started watching because I wanted something that was different. Something that my mom might not like necessarily. In fact I thought she would hate it (she is not into pink and cutie stuff). One day watching ouran (for the second time). Mom wandered into the room and like I predicted she wasn't impressed BUT later that night she had nothing else to watch while she does whatever she does after the kiddes go to bed she watched this from the begininng... and loved it. :D She then converted her best friend (she and two guys from her college love this). My anit anime father even liked... See full review