This is a good anime because it has a very good story line to it. I like how the epsiodes flow together even though almost every episode is about a diffierent problem for Natsume. I like the animaion of the characters because some of them have really good detail. I also like the animation of the scenary. I like most of the songs in this anime. I also like the sound of some of the characters voices. The characters in this anime are very good and they all get along together really nicely. I just wish that Natsume was more open though. So over all this is a good anime and it continues the series very well.See full review
I shall not be making a particularly formal review, though I would like to address specific key points from the series. On the Story: As a person who watched the prequel, Fate/Zero, before this series, I will do my best to keep my opitions unbiased to the best of my ability. The plot of Fate/Stay Night is slow, confusing, and very disjointed. An important character is met once early on in the series, then does not appear again nor is even mentioned until the very last few episodes. The plot is very sexist, as the main character Shiro, as well as many other male characters, refers to women as needing... See full review
What I Liked: Consistantly brilliant and stylish animation (excusing the dumb effects in the poker scenes and two animation gaffs). Starts exactly where the second film left off. Great soundtrack. The final fight is well-animated and well-paced. The finale ties everything up neatly in an almost melancholic fashion. Psychological aspects of the movie are handled rather well, especially Rune Balot's struggle with the meaning behind her death.
What I Didn't: Starts exactly where the second film left off, without any form of recapitulation. Dumb-looking effects in the poker... See full review
Storyline 7. Because of the high level of awkwardness in this Anime, it’ll be hard for me to explain the whole content to you. But I’m going to give it a try anyway. Like in most romantic series, Kinjirou’s parents are both out of the house for the entire story. His mother is a pro wrestler who travels the world, his father passed away when he was a kid. So he’s basically living alone with his little sister, which most of the time means he plays punching bag for her daily exercise, since little Kureha’s trying to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Kinjirou has... See full review
Ah! My Goddess Storyline 7. Keichi is living a boring high school life, far away from his family. His club members from the male-exclusive Auto Club take advantage of him all the time and his love life is inexistent. But that all changes when he accidentally calls the Goddess Assistance Agency. He meets up with the beautiful Belldandy, who claims to be a Goddess from heaven who can grant him one single wish to reward the compassion he has for other people. Strangely enough, Keichi doesn’t ask the Goddess for wealth, fame, popularity or immortality, the things I’d most likely ask when I had... See full review
This is again one of those cases where something urged me to watch this; in this case, I have a close friend to thank, whose endless insistence that Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (and henceforth italicized Madoka) was both worth watching and incredible drove me to eventually watch this anime. This catches me up to approximately two years ago or so, so eventually I'll probably be around current anime while everyone else is on to the next new thing. This ensures that I will not only have forgotten all spoilers I hear, but that the hype surrounding it will have died and I can once more hold what is considered an... See full review
Evangelion is a show with an amazing story at its core, but it has several flaws that ruin the illusion. The story of the Angels and the Evangelions attempting to steer Earth into one direction or another is enthralling and exciting, but several flaws hinder it on the way. Through no fault of its design, the animation quality has significant issues staying relevant in comparison to modern day anime. Colors are washed out and effects are simply terrible at points -- it feels like scenes were rushed more often than not. I watched the English version (incoming hate), but it's worth noting that the English... See full review
Sword Art Online is an interesting story that takes some getting used to. The second arc, "Fairy Dance," seems more than a little rushed, but this really can't be helped considering the timeframe that Kirito has to work with. The animation quality is average -- nothing too exceptional, but Aincrad (the first fourteen episodes) is stunningly gorgeous from start to finish. Again, the second arc really falls apart in this department, but this is probably because it has so much to live up to. Character development is an interesting thing to think about in SAO. It isn't perfect -- and by any... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: November 18, 2013. Review #67: Millennium Actress. Keys open doors, and keys can even be used as a symbolic meaning such as a key to endless possibilities, a key to imagination, and even a key to someone’s heart. Doors can be used as a symbol as well. But a key is always used with doors and anything else that has a lock. This may not translate well in the written word or even many novels that have been written years ago and even today, but it can be painted in art and even film. Enough with the philosophical stuff, I would probably get way over your heads. Please... See full review
Honestly I don't know why, but I like this anime. I think that's because of characters (especially their appearance) because I don't like things like yaoi, yuri, hentai, ecchi. And I want to know what's the mystery behind Yui and to see if in the final, those vampires have a heart. I hope that it will not have a stupid ending... Yeah, sometimes I'm weird.See full review
This anime is a fairly good anime because it has a good story line to it. In this anime I like that almost every epiosde is a different kind of adventure for Natsume. This anime has very good animation to it I like the details that are put into the characters. The sound of this anime is very good. I like some of the music in it and also I like most of the male characters voices. I love most of the characters in this anime because most of them are really awesome people. I also like how Natsumes friends stick to him when he seems upseat. So over all this is a good anime to watch.See full review
This anime is awesome! At first I disliked it because in the first 20 episodes (or something like this) was stupid and very annoying. But after this, the plot started and the character designs improved. C'mon, look at how Tsuna looks in the first episode and after see how Tsuna looks like in episode 100 for example. Honestly, after some episodes I wanted to drop it, but I was thinking that it will become better after few episodes. And I was right! You should watch it! It's AMAZING! If you want to see some scenes, then search on YouTube "Make it rock" and click on the first video, the... See full review
No one enjoys having a manga that they loved get such a bad adaptation. Not only does the anime get tarnished because of it, but the source material, regardless of quality, also gets looked down upon. Deadman Wonderland is a prime example of a poor adaptation that leaves a different impression on the fans than it really should have. Deadman Wonderland is a story about a student named Ganta Igurashi, who is having his normal life turn into the hellspawn of Higurashi in a matter of five minutes. Ganta’s entire classroom gets murdered by this abnormal creature, with only our unfortunate protagonist... See full review
Story: The plot was just. . .Damn! The anime is split up into three arcs. In the first arc we are introduced to our main character Taira Capeta. He is being raised by his widower father and has basically been taking care of himself. They are poor and so money is tight and he doesn't complain because he knows his father is doing his best (he's such a considerate little kid and wayyy too adult for his age) his father ends up on a kart track and seeing the karts gives him the brillant idea of making one for his son, who he knows loves cars. Capeta ends up so damn excited over the kart and then by some... See full review
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure The Animation es una de esas series que están destinadas a volverse un clásico inmediato, con muchas expectativas y aprovechando su salida en Blu Ray, no deje pasar la oportunidad y me puse manos a la obra ( Bueh, ojos más bien). Cargado de mucha acción, JoJo es un Shonen por excelencia, con un trasfondo muy occidental, poniendo en el asador, la música Rock, los tipos musculosos, dosis de peleas y personajes femeninos hermosos. Vamos!! Quien se puede quejar de esto. Enfocándonos en su historia JoJo ofrece una simple pero bien... See full review
This anime has a very weird story line to it. I did not like the story line very well because almost every episode the main girl character switches scences and some times it is hard to keep where she is. However the animation of the anime is very good. The characters and the backgrounds have very good details to them. The best details to the characters are their Eyes. The sound of the anime is okay I like some of the characters voices and some of the songs in the anime. However some of the songs in my opinion are a little creepy. I like most of the characters in the anime because they are really awesome... See full review
This such a good and awesome anime. I love this anime because it has a really good story line to it. It also sticks to one main goal for most of the characters. The animation of the anime is super good. I love that the characters and the scenary is so well detailed. I love the music in this anime. I also love the voices of some of the characters. I love most of the characters because they are really awesome people and they are well developed through out the anime. I love just really love this anime period and that is why it gets 9.5/10.See full review
The Cat Returns is a Studio Ghibli film directed by Hiroyuki Morita. Destined to be a short but instead evolved into a full length movie, the film is a spin-off story for the Baron figurine from Whisper of the Heart. The Cat Returns is meant to be a comedy--very different than the Ghibli Miyazaki films.
The protagonist, Haru, is a very average teenager. She rescues a cat from being hit by and truck and is lavished with gifts from the Cat Kingdom. The problem is that gifts cats find splendiferous do not always appeal to teenaged girls, especially marriage to their prince. A mysterious voice tells Haru... See full review
Attack on Titan-This is what happens when you mix DBZ with Starship Troopers - Slight spoilers I have to admit I was surprised seeing the universal 9-10 reviews this anime was getting, because while not the worst anime, it is very far from perfect, its failed premise stopping it from getting a 9 or 10 and its flaws taking it down to a mediocre level, which leaves it ultimately not recommendable despite every episode seeming like this would be the one to turn it all around, namely because this anime is unfinished even by the end and no one seems bothered by this. I went into this anime knowing nearly... See full review
High School DxD is defintely a strange anime at it's core. I've watched ecchi before, but none to this extent. Most of it was intentional and it turned me off to certain aspects of this anime. THE STORY IS: Issei is a pervert in every shape, way, and form. Him and his 2 other friends dream, fantasize, and never pass up a chance to see the girls at school naked. One day, Issei comes across a girl who wants to go out with him. He obviously says yes and they embark on a date. At the end of the date, the girl turns out to be a Fallen Angel and kills Issei. While dying, he is brought back to life by Rias... See full review
This anime has a very good story line to it. I like that it mostly follows one main story to it. But I don't like that there are a lot of filler epsiodes in it. The animation of the anime is very good. I like the details in the characters and the scenary. I like most of the music in the anime because it is very good. I also like the sound of some of the characters voices. The characters of the anime are very good and well developed. So over all this is a very good.See full review
Durarara is not your favorite horror story. It is not a harem or love story that goes on and on about these 2 young lovers. It is not made up of non stop action in every single episode. What Durarara is . . . . hm. . .it is a class of its own, and it pulls it off in an amazingly charming way. I will miss this anime a little bit. Charming. that was the word that I was looking for. This anime is extremely charming. It was so fun and kind of crazy at the same time. Dont get me wrong its not like nothing happens. A TON of stuff happens bad things and good... See full review
STORY - 5.5/10
It's very hard to go wrong with the story of this anime. They set it up really well in the first season, so it should be easy. Sadly, though, they do go wrong with this series. It seems so underwhelming compared to the previous series. They could have easily made it way cooler than the last one, as there was so much source material to work with. However, its basically the same as the last series. The plotlines are very similar, which takes away from the whole magic. Also, there is little to no character development throughout. They try to create mystery about Kaito's past, something that... See full review
Maoyu could have been many things including "boring" and "a waste of time" if the creative staff behind this fantasy/history genre-bender hadn't put in as much work as they did. The show is cut from many familiar, even over-familiar, cloths, but the synthesis of all these elements has resulted in a series that feels fresh and light – a considerable step above the mire in which fantasy anime typically drowns. In a world literally populated by role-playing game archetypes, humans and demons have been fighting a long war of indecisive skirmishes and ineffectual campaigns for years... See full review
Life is hard. Life is not fair. Life still has moments of undying beauty that can change your life even if the ending doesn't go as you intend. This anime is a bit of a niche for a number of reasons. One being it is a collection of short stories, most anime don't operate that may. Two being the theme of the short stories, Distance. Many shows deal with distance but usually not in a manner as focused as this anime. Three being it is a slow paced show, one without action that says a lot with setting and music.
The stories presented here are touching. Spoilers, they are also hard to handle for some... See full review
Professor Layton and his young apprentice, Luke, are invited by a former student, Jenis, to her opera performance in hopes of solving a mystery. Jenis was approached by a seven year old girl who holds private memories only Jenis and her deceased friend Melina held. The child claims to be Melina who has discovered the key to eternal life.
The opera is about the lost kingdom of Ambrosia. The people of Ambrosia loved their musical queen and upon her passing, drank the elixir of life, granting them immortality as they waited for their queen to reincarnate. Legend has it that the kingdom of Ambrosia lies... See full review
The forests of Tama Hills are being rapidly destroyed due to urbanization. The raccoon dogs of the forest battle to protect their home using their long-forgotten transformation talents. The once silly and lazy raccoon dogs, or tanuki, determinedly disrupted construction with hauntings and pranks.
The introduction to the story is told by a narrator, giving it a National Geographic documentary feel. You learn about the plight of the Tama tanuki through the narrator, and then as the story progresses, by the following the dialogue of the tanuki themselves. The tanuki are at first animated like... See full review
STORY – 7/10
There have been a lot of anime over the years that focus on games and puzzles. However, most of these are only for kids. This one allows a nice break from the archetype, creating an interesting anime experience. It isn’t held back by the fact that it needs to stay kid-friendly. Also, the puzzles are well thought out. They’re difficult enough for people to think “damn, how can that work”, and clever enough to make you think at the end “wow, the answer was right in front of me!” Also, the show has tonnes of variety. Unlike Beyblade, any card show or... See full review
Story The consensus amoungst many is that this anime is simply worth watching for the animation, and the story is forgetable. When rating or reviewing the storyline of any form of media, it's only fair and accurate to take into account certain other production factors, which severly effected the storytelling potential of the work in question. In this case, many of the ideas were impressive, unique and brimming with potential, but 101 minutes was simply not enough time for them to flourish. Compromising on two of the best racing scenes in the history of animation, would have allowed the 101 minutes of... See full review
Ah! the angst driven show that is Evangelion.
This shows popularity is driven by its religious symbolism,it establishing of certain archetypes are forced pretentiousness.
Hipsters would say this show is "too deep for you" but all i got out of it is mediocre storytelling.
First of all this show follows a very typical monster of the week formula,with some strategy involved by Misato.
It referenced Christianity. HOW DEEP!The flaw of this idea is that
the Christian references are just there for show and they don't really add to the the story.
Some would say... See full review
Every male tweenager's wet dream... a mixture of tits, mythology, school life, tits, girls, more tits, panties, tits, crappy protagonist and of course, boobs. The existence of this anime proves that there is a legion of moral hating people (who have yet to leave their rebellious teenager phase) paying money so studious can churn out pieces of work like Highschool DxD New. Yeah yeah i know the diehard fans will hate me for the score, but hey its true. Get your hands out of your pants for a few minutes and then read this review. Story The premise of the main story was one which was full of... See full review
It has been a long time since I have gotten into an anime so much to the point of where I was obsessed. Earlier this year, when I read about this upcoming anime. I was hooked. The plot and voice acting had me wanting it right then and there. Unfortunately, I am one of those people who wait for a season to be completed before I start watching (Too impaticent to wait on a weekly basis). When it first aired, I hear so many good things and was super excited and then it was done airing and it was my turn to enter in to this world... I loved it, from every moment. It wasn't what you expected, it... See full review
Ergo Proxy is one of those rare gems we get once every 5 years or so years. It starts of as a grim antiutopia that very much reminded me of Brave New World. We are introduced to a city where people spend most of their time shopping and living without much thought, where children are produced. We are meet one of&n... See full review
Street Fighter IV Storyline 7. As a kid, I used to play fighting games like Tekken, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat all the time. It was therefore purely for nostalgia reasons that I decided to watch the Street Fighter Anime series. The story is appealing to kids and people who play(ed) the game. Ken and Ryu travel the world to improve their fighting skills. Along the way, they meet all sorts of fighters and often get into trouble, which they mostly resolve with their fists. Other than that there’s not much of a story in this series. It’s all about combat action, just like the game, so... See full review
SPT Layzner was originally a 38 episode tv series. The creator of this series is the same guy that created Armored Trooper VOTOMS. This OVA consists of 3 one hour episodes. So you can imagine how much was cut out of the tv series to squeeze 38 episodes into 3 hours. I never watched the tv series, but it's obvious that it's been heavily edited. Characters come in and out with little development other than the main cast. The story is good. It's set in the future (1996). Earthlings have bases on the moon and mars. Well one day one of the bases on Mars is attacked by alien mechs. These aliens are out to... See full review
Labors are humanoid robots with drivers. This technology has revolutionized the construction industry as one Labor can accomplish the work of 45 men. However, this same technology also gives rise to “Labor crimes,” resulting in the need for a new branch of law enforcement equipt with and dedicated to the policing of Labors, the Mobile Patrol Labors.
The movie begins with a man throwing himself off a giant steel structure in Tokyo Bay. The structure is called The Ark, a man made island where the Babylon project is coordinated. The man who commits suicide is Hoba Eiichi, a programmer who... See full review
The Labors of Special Vehicle Division 2 have about 5 minutes of screen time in this flick. The stage is stolen by detectives Kusumi and Hata investing the destruction of the Labors on the oceanfront. They uncover a biological weapon in Tokyo Bay along with a government cover-up. With relatively obvious foreshadowing, the human antagonist is easy to guess in this detective drama. The biological weapon, on the other hand, was a surprise. Watch this sci-fi detective drama to its bittersweet conclusion.See full review
I just have to react on this one.
I'm a huge fan of Pokémon myself and I found myself disliking this movie. The 30min intro-movie was great I thought. I was hoping for another action/animation movie with Mewtwo in it. This movie doesn't contain the same Mewtwo, it's not only another voice actor (actress) but it has also a more 'round' female face. In my memories mewtwo was created by men (it (she?) reminds us about that every time she talks) and there's only one of it (her?).
The Genesects are not bad, their search for their home is bad. Just like Palkia, Dialga, Deoxys, and the later movies... See full review
Gargantia, it has a nice ring to it
Well, another long overdue review at this point lol. I'm not gonna pull too many punches here, Gargantia is one of the best shows of the year straight up. You're initially drawn in by the beautiful scenery and the wonderfully novel concept that builds through the initial few eps. It's just a great person in a strange world sort of story that you really don't see enough of. And the mix of fantasy and plausibility I thought was really expertly done. After this bit of exposition, the story sinks a bit into that comfortable SoL mode where admittedly not too much is... See full review
I'm going to be honest, I don't like Clannad. Ok, before you guys try to hospitalize me, I have pretty legitimate reasons for me to hate Clannad. And no, this isn't going to be some stupid feminist statement even though I do agree that the female characters are ditzy, with the exception of Tomoyo. Keep in mind that this is a review for only the first season. I don't know if I want to do a review for After Story however. In all honesty, I was excited to go in and watch Clannad. I know it's not a good idea to go into an anime expecting a masterpiece, but I just can't help it when every anime fan around... See full review
Fruits Basket ^_^ I absolutley loved it! Everything about it to me filled me with the best of feelings, it hasnt got a strong storyline but non the less is still one of the best things I have ever watched. The characters are amazing! All of them, you do feel emotionaly close to them, Haha as nerdy as that soundS.. You do! Please please please! Watch this! Also the music is beautiful (: <3 <3 <3See full review
Ahhh Naruto ^_^ For me Naruto is an amazing anime, and everybody should at least give it a try! The story line really is amazing and heart lifting. Naruto himself takes awhile getting used to and is quite annoying, but he grows on you, and by naruto shippuden I can say you will love him! There is so many amazing charaters in Naruto, many of them are so easy to watch and admire. The music in Naruto fills me with warmth it really does make the show a great experience to watch and adds to the over-all feeling you get when watching. Anywho, if you havnt already seen.. you... See full review
Before I start my review I just wanted to say that I haven't read the original manga so I can't compare wich one is better, with that said let's start my review.
Story: The story was quite an average horror story kids get rapped in some haunted place, and they want to escape that place they do so by figuring out what has happend.... the end
I liked the story and it wasn't that hard to figure out who was behind everything, though I had fun doing so. Story gets an 6.5/10 Animation: Good animation, that's to be expected from an ova out of 2013 but it did have an creepy atmosphere and I liked... See full review
I don't know why this anime needs a review; who hasn't seen Attack on Titan? Unless you've been living under a rock and have no idea what's going on, allow me to explain. AoT follows humanity at the brink of extinction as it strives to survive under the protection of three walls: Maria, Rose, and Sina. The reason being? Hundreds of years ago, giant monsters called Titans appear out of nowhere and devour many people. Humanity is at peace within these walls until the Collosal Titan breaks through Wall Maria, allowing a bunch of Titans to attack mankind. The main character, Eren Jaegar, is forced to watch is... See full review
Pokemon XY, whilst not being totally dissimilar from the seasons before it, i consider it much better. Be awere that my opinion could be different than it could be due to the fact i watched the previous seasons in english dubbed done terribly, and im watching XY in eng subbed. This may make my judgement a little innacurate. If you think so, comment below and i'll be glad to hear your opinion. The story has not had enough episodes to develop yet, so i may fill this in on a later date, but it looks somewhat hopeful. The best thng about this anime is, as i must say, its new... See full review
This memorial follows the pattern of the first two, with about an hour of summary for the entire season, followed by a brief look at the monsters not mention, after which is the fifteen second preview for each episode. Usagi and Hotaru do most of the narrating, with the occasional input from some of the others. As this follows the pattern of the previous two, there isn't much left for me to say about it. The summary is really long, but you forget that it is a summary at times, because it still tugs at your emotions. I don't know how they can make you so emotional when it's just a summary, but it... See full review
A young man aims to do something more exciting than farming. His homeland is destroyed by an evil Galactic enemy and he is given super-human powers by which to save the galaxy. His comrades are a sarcastic, hairy alien and a beautiful female in white with a braided bun on the side of her head. Do you recognize any similarities here to an American pop culture icon? This mid 80′s film has aged pretty well, excepting the CGI which was laughable (though not as laughable as Golgo 13.) I had fun just watching and picking up stolen Star Wars references with a Japanese twist (tentacles!) If you aren’t... See full review
SPOILER WARNING!!! Attack on Titan has an amazing premise and that's the only reason I wanted to watch it; when I read the premise I had in my mind that this could be a really heavy, shocking and emotional show. I got that in the first 2 episodes and everything was oh so epic; as I went further it got more interesting and then the shocking ending of episode 5 happened, when Eren 'died'. I was like man, this anime is going to be awesome, they just did a bold thing there by killing off the main character, it's going to be like Game of Thrones man, anyone can die. Fast forward to the end of episode 8; Eren is... See full review
*Reviewed from an outsiders perspective as I know nothing about the video game* The story for the most part seemed very slow and I was introduced to things that I had no idea about (like blastia) and some random cameo's from characters I assume are from the game, that go no where. It did pick up though in the second half, the two main characters were interesting and well developed, same with their commanding officer. Animation is great, soundtrack is great; from an outsiders point of view I really enjoyed it, though I'm sure fans of the game will get more out of it. It's just a fun film to me. More in... See full review
Shigurui is vile disgusting trash - the gratuitous use of violence really distracts from the characters and what little story the anime is trying to tell - people have told me that it's trying to resemble the brutal Samurai era of fedual Japan, in that case it works, there's misogyny, there's harakiri, there's rape, murder, everything; but there's no interesting story here, as we follow these two incredibly unlikeable characters. I can't route for these guys, I can't feel any sympathy for them, escpically when they do these horrible things. Violence has to have a narrative purpose instead of just being... See full review