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Pokemon

Jehowi's avatar By on Jan 5, 2013

Pokémon Season 1: Indigo League
Storyline 9. We all grew up with this story. Ash, a boy from Pallet Town, turns ten years old and on that age he can get a Pokémon from professor Oak to start his journey to become a Pokémon Master. To succeed in his quest, he has to earn eight badges from Gym Leaders all over the region and compete in the Pokémon league at Indigo Plateau, where the best trainers will wait to challenge him. I don’t have to say more about this, everyone knows Pokémon! Plot and pace 6. Although the plot is loved by many, especially... See full review

9/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Mirai Nikki TV

Jehowi's avatar By on Jan 5, 2013

Mirai Nikki
Storyline 10. 14-year old Yukiteru Amane is a strange fellow that doesn’t have any real friends and writes down everything he sees or does in a diary on his mobile phone. One day the god of time gives his mobile the power to predict the future. Yuki can see what will happen in his future, and it can even predict his death! Soon Yuki finds out that there are eleven other people with similar diaries, each with their own special powers, like deduction, escaping, and so on. They don’t know each other’s identities, but only the last one alive will become the new God... See full review

10/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.8/10 overall

Highschool of the Dead

Jehowi's avatar By on Jan 5, 2013

High school of the dead
Storyline 8. Takashi, a high school student, is skipping school because he can’t be together with his crush Rei, when he sees some people at the school gates turning into zombies! Soon after the school is infested by these creatures, who can make other people turn into zombies by just one bite. There’s a worldwide pandemic at hand and Takashi and some fellow students - mostly girls that don’t seem too shy about showing what they’ve got in store - manage to escape and try to get in contact with their parents. Plot and pace 8. It... See full review

8/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
10/10 characters
8.2/10 overall

Fullmetal Alchemist

Jehowi's avatar By on Jan 5, 2013

Full Metal Alchemist
Storyline 10. This is a story about Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse. Alphonse lost his body when he and Edward tried to bring back their mother from the dead by the use of alchemy, a science in which you have to give something of equal value to receive what you want to receive. By giving up one of his arms, Edward could save his brother and contain his soul in a metallic armor. Their life goal now is to retrieve what they lost by using the philosophers stone, a magic stone that can bypass the rules of alchemy. Their search for the stone begins here. Plot and... See full review

10/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Elfen Lied

Jehowi's avatar By on Jan 5, 2013

Elfen Lied
Storyline 9. Lucy is a diclonius - a person with pink hair two small horns and invisible hands that can reach out pretty far and move at such a high speed that they can catch bullets in mid-air, behead people,… - that escapes from the laboratory where they’re investigating her. The scientist try to track her down and capture her again, but she finds a home to stay at and people who take care of her. She seems to have a split-personality, perhaps by experiencing a childhood tragedy. She’s either a very gentle girl that doesn’t know how to speak, or a deadly... See full review

9/10 story
9/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.9/10 overall

Dragon Ball Z

Jehowi's avatar By on Jan 5, 2013

Dragonball Z Season 1 - Attack of the saiyans
Storyline 9. Goku, a warrior trained by his master Roshi, is a Saiyan from the planet Vegeta that was send to planet Earth to destroy it. He somehow lost his memories on the way there, started a family and became a good guy. Up till the time when his brother Raditz shows up and tells him his true destiny. Raditz kidnaps his son Gohan and Goku sacrifices himself to defeat him. Raditz tells Goku before he dies that an even bigger threat is heading towards the earth, and so all the strongest warriors start training to be able to fend off this evil... See full review

9/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
7.6/10 overall

Digimon Season 2: Digital Monsters

Jehowi's avatar By on Jan 5, 2013

Digimon Season 2
Storyline 7. The contents are pretty much the same, although at this point the original group of characters have all grown up and it’s up to a new group of kids to save the Digimon from an evil real life person that somehow made it into the their world and wants to take it over by force. Plot and pace 7. A lot of unnecessary episodes, but the way they introduce this evil digimon emperor and how things turn out afterwards is pretty cool. Cliffhangers 7. A little bit better than in the previous season. There are more moments of despair in this one. Satisfying... See full review

7/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
7.2/10 overall

Digimon Season 1: Digital Monsters

Jehowi's avatar By on Jan 5, 2013

Digimon Season 1
Storyline 7. Seven children at summer camp get sucked into a vortex after accepting some weird looking device. They arrive in a strange digital world, where they meet their life partners called Digimon. They arrived at this place to free it from the evil that’s trying to take over. Plot and pace 7. There are a lot of ‘filler episodes’ that are pretty irrelevant to the story development, in which each separate character saves the day just so the viewers get to know them better. Cliffhangers 6. Most of the episodes have a happy ending and a new problem... See full review

7/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Death Note

Jehowi's avatar By on Jan 5, 2013

Death Note
Storyline 10. Light Yagami, an ace student, finds a notebook dropped by the Shinigami(god of death) Ryuk and soon finds out that whenever he writes a name in this notebook while bearing that person’s face in mind, will die! He’ll use this notebook to purify the world of all evil, but soon faces resistance when the government starts investigating all these suddenly high criminal death numbers. The best detective in the world takes an interest in finding out who’s responsible for all these deaths. Whoever finds out the identity of the other first will win this battle... See full review

10/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.2/10 overall

One Piece

Flowy's avatar By on Jan 5, 2013

One Piece is one of the best anime ever. It about a boy that wanna become  the Pirate King, and find the legendary treasure, One Piece. This anime will never be forgotten. This anime is unique because no anime is not like One Piece. You might think this anime is all about action/adventure and comedy, but this one of those anime that would never be forgotten. What I like about this anime, is that every character will go after their goal, and we get to see them accomplish their goal. So, it not always about Luffy. Luffy pirate or Straw hat crew, has a unique personality, and different style of... See full review

10/10 story
8/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

K

Sttaarr's avatar By on Jan 5, 2013

Warning, this review contains spoilers. [Subtitles] 4/10 Anime-Koi is a total joke. For the entire season they got the first line of the OP wrong, and lines from the chorus. There were probably things wrong in the dialouge, too. BAD SUBBERS. [Story] 8/10 Somewhat generic to start with (mysterious power? Sudden magical girl appearance! People attempting to kill the main character for seemingly no reason?!) But soon enough twists and turns and various other cool things to make it interesting. Especially in the final few episodes (11, 12, 13), where it really got going! Negatively, however... See full review

8/10 story
10/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
8/10 overall

Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows

xclout's avatar By on Jan 5, 2013

so i watched the movie eureka 7: good night sleep tight young lovers/ pockets full or rainbows, and it was not what i hoped. i think it was a little better, so instead or answering the question i had at the end of the series it was a alternate reality staring the same characters to a totally different yet familiar plot line. i will say i liked the end of the movie better because does tie up like a nice bow. truthfully either story would be a good series and if i had never watched either one i think that just by seeing maybe one episode i would be hooked again. so here are my ratings 8/10 watchability it is... See full review

9/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
4/10 characters
8/10 overall

Sekirei

mrd456's avatar By on Jan 4, 2013

I think its great I love the plot am a huge fan of survil game tyoe animes cant wait to see how it ends if are a fan of this highley recomend reading the manga

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10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Itazura na Kiss

roxanne410's avatar By on Jan 4, 2013

I don't mind the story of itazura na Kiss too much, and it is satisfying if you need a little bit of happiness in your anime but the entire series was shallow. The basis of the main relationship was entirely based on appearence and popularity of the boy, and though the situation is comical, the romance does not seem to blossom from an emotional aspect. The lead female is near dependant on him, and though never talking to him once is deeply in love with him and everything he does. While there are people who surround her who truely love her, she continues to go after this one man who treats her like a... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
4/10 characters
5/10 overall

Lovely Complex

roxanne410's avatar By on Jan 4, 2013

Lovely complex takes the cake as a romantic comedy anime. It made me laugh as much as Ouran high school host club, Made me cry as much as Kanon.  The story follows Risa, an overly tall japanese student and her rival, Otani who is very short for his age. The entire plotline follows their life through highschool and the drama that ensues between them. One Enjoyable factor of this anime was the strength in the female lead. She was not afraid to speak her mind, and broke the stereotypes that many animes carried. While she remained a little bit clingly, she was able to express herself when it came down... See full review

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Nekomonogatari (Black)

whitelionV's avatar By on Jan 3, 2013

Abstract Nekomonogatari, as its name suggest, is a story... about a cat. Very much like the rest of the monogatari series, we find ourselves in a place where the supernatural, simple comedy, beautiful grafics, original story and [delicious] well versed prose, collide in a breathtaking production.  As we are used to in NisiOisin's work, the narrative of the plot is mainly brought to us in conversations and dialogs between the characters; (Don't go away yet!), and the astounding mind of Akiyuki SHINBO brings it to life in an unusual... See full review

9/10 story
10/10 animation
9/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Hidamari Sketch

GabrielRyuSan's avatar By on Jan 3, 2013

Story: Being a Slice of Life anime, one shouldn't expect a plot with depth or moments that will make you cling to the edge of your sanity. One should expect each episode to have a small plot of its own, which tells a story with a beginning, middle and end. This is the case in Hidamari Sketch. Every episode has a plot of its own which gradually introduces you to how each character is based on their interactions with themselves and the situations they find themselves in. Why 9/10? Simply because the stories told in this first season were filled with the finest humour and flowed through with ease. The only... See full review

9/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.8/10 overall

Hagure Yuusha no Estetica

Otaku108's avatar By on Jan 3, 2013

So the hero has vanquished the Dark Lord, spared the life of the Dark Lord's daughter, and saved the kingdom, what does he have left to do? Why, do it all over again! Story: While it probably isn't the first story ever to do it, it was the first one I've ever seen with this concept. Picture if you will, the aftermath of the hero's glorious victory and now he has wanders off in search of a new adventure?  Nay, he takes his booty and runs back to his home world where hilarity and many action packed hijinx ensue! I went into this anime with little to no information on it and I'm kind of glad I did... See full review

9/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
10/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Death Note

RDragonzx's avatar By on Jan 3, 2013

 - May Contain Spoilers

Death Note is a interesting psychology thriller, though seems to be plagued with the need for excessive voice overs in an attempt to cover every intricate detail, from the mental leaps and deductions made by the characters, to thoroughly covering events as they unfold. Though this makes it easy and possible for almost anyone to watch and understand this isn't enough to hinder the story. The first stage of the series (Episodes 1 -26) is an engaging game of cat and mouse between Kira and L, each with the hope to force the others hand, exposing their true... See full review

?/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
7/10 characters
4/10 overall

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Demelza's avatar By on Jan 2, 2013

My Little Monster, yet another romantic comedy in a season stuffed full of anime trying to fit into that genre, the sad thing in My Little Monster's case is that it isn't strong enough by any means to hold its own against the other, arguably better, shows it was put against. Even if it hadn't fallen into a season like this, it's still quite weak for its genre. We have our lead female character, Shizuku, and our male, Haru. Shizuku mets Haru after being asked to get him to come to school (he's the type of guy who gets into fights and generally isn't liked all that much, and thus has decided to stay at... See full review

4/10 story
6.5/10 animation
4/10 sound
4/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Trigun: Badlands Rumble

FullmetalCowboy24's avatar By on Jan 2, 2013

Critic's Log - Earthdate: January 2, 2013. Review #29: Trigun: Badlands Rumble The year 2012 is gone, and we are now in the year 2013. I have been reviewing anime for about 10 months now and I plan on reviewing much more into this brand new year. With that said, my first review of the year will be the movie... Trigun: Badlands Rumble!   20 years after meddling into the bank heist of a notorious robber named Gasback, Vash the Stampede is traveling towards Macca City. There are rumors that the legendary thief might appear there causing an enormous interest from bounty hunters in the area who... See full review

5/10 story
9.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.8/10 overall

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

CaseyJewels's avatar By on Jan 1, 2013

This season is split into two arcs. In the first Queen Nehelenia is back, and so are all of the Sailor Soldiers. She is looking for revenge, and finds it through Mamoru. Can the love of Usagi save the day? I really, really liked this arc. The story was a little faster paced, and things got pretty intense. Mamo-chan and Usagi are just perfect for each other, and so seeing their relationship threatened… I’m not a huge crier, but I did almost cry during the finale. As silly and repetitive as this show can be at times, they certainly know how to do finales. It was the closing I felt was... See full review

7/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
9/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Law of Ueki

wolfemperor's avatar By on Jan 1, 2013

Story:     5/10
Law of Ueki has a great story but it seems very similar to other anime such as Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, and a few others. People with strange abilities fight each other and the last one left standing is the winner. There are a lot of plot twists that keep the story interesting, but there also seem to be a few flaws. At points, there seem to be after thoughts that until that point, no on knows about, but instantly after it is mentioned, every one instantly knows about that fact. One was about everyone suddenly knowing everyone’s number of zai and mentioning Ueki's... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
6/10 characters
7/10 overall

King of Thorn

LizardLaw974's avatar By on Jan 1, 2013

Its the year 2015 and the Medousa virus has become a pandemic, turning infected people literally into stone. Venus Gate, a Russian organization, has invited 160 infected people to Scotland, where they will be frozen in capsules until a cure is created for the Medousa virus. Among them is a young girl named Kasumi, troubled with having to leave her twin sister, Shizuku, behind. Reluctantly, she joins the others and enters the capsules. However, some time after they are all frozen, they wake up to find that the castle has been covered with thorny vines and inhabited by vicious mutated creatures. Only seven... See full review

8/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
8/10 overall

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien

Aranneas's avatar By on Dec 31, 2012

SECRET SANTA REVIEW Story 7.5/10 Takayuki Narumi, our male protagonist, falls in love with a girl without even expecting to, having gone out with her simply because she asked. Of course the friend who set up the meeting had never really thought they would make it together - having been harbouring feelings for Takayuki of her own. When their fledgling relationship is shattered by cruel circumstance, leaving Takayuki a guilt-ridden dysfunctional wreck, how will the two respond? Between this first incident and a few further exceptional twists further along the way, the stage is set to twist the screws of... See full review

7.5/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

K

FeenixDOWN's avatar By on Dec 31, 2012

I L.O.V.E.D. K! ... but not for the actually show, but for the characters and potential that it sadly didn't reach.  It was so rushed.... only 13 episodes???? It could have been over 100!  They condensed everything into so few episodes it seemed like this series was just the trailer to the whole. >.< . And even though there will be a second season, they got the show to a point where i really don't want a second one.  As for characters, they were so pretty to look at @-@ and they were also complex characters with complex backstories.... That you only got to see tiny... See full review

2/10 story
10/10 animation
6/10 sound
8/10 characters
8/10 overall

Sword Art Online

heartforyou's avatar By on Dec 31, 2012

NOTE : THIS ISN'T MY OWN REVIEW, IT IS SOMEONE ELSE REVIEW BUT I CLEARLY AGREE WITH HIM SOURCE : DomoKevin from Crunchyroll
WARNING : Contains many spoilers!! ________________________________________________________________________ Ok I gotta admit, the first 14 episodes of this were great. I loved where it was going. Dying in the game would make you die in real life? Awesome. Can't log out so now you're screaming for mummy and daddy? Awesome. Evil mastermind who just trapped people in this game for the lulz? Awesome. Oh and before you continue reading, I'm gonna warn you that there are... See full review

3/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
1/10 characters
2.5/10 overall

Sword Art Online

HuderonKid's avatar By on Dec 31, 2012

Story
Oh sword art online how you could of been better. When I first heard of SOA the idea seemed to be unique and I was really pumped up to watch it. The idea starts with a new game comes out for a nerve gear which is a helmet you wear that makes the user in the game. They can control their character with their mind. This new game the main character Kirito beta tested and is ready to play the game on released date. Kirito soon realizes that you their is no log out. Soon afterwards all the characters teleport to the town square and the game creator Kayaba Akihiko makes their character what they... See full review

7.5/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.7/10 overall

Toriko TV

roriconfan's avatar By on Dec 31, 2012

Toriko is essentially a parody of fighting shonen and cooking series, around a guy who thinks hunting and cooking is a secured way to manliness. Although the idea sounds fine, the random storyboard makes this an easily tiresome series.

The pilot episode for example begins with a One Piece crossover. That was not in the original manga story; they just felt like beginning the story by attracting the fans of that other show. Now what kind of a lame promotion trick is this? Are they telling us that the Toriko story takes place in the One Piece world? Are they telling us it will be equally as good as One... See full review

1/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
4/10 overall

Toradora!

roriconfan's avatar By on Dec 31, 2012

Rie Kugimiya returns to voice yet another loli-looking tsundere. This time she even fuses some of her older catchphrases. Shana’s urusai + Louise’s bakainu = Taiga’s urusai bakainu. Isn’t it nice when they mix selling points? Anyways, if you don’t like loli-looking tsunderes voiced by Kugimiya, then chances are you will not like Toradora… Ok, I am overreacting on this one; although the highest selling point of the show is her. It’s like saying CLAMP, or Shimbo, or Toriyama; you are going to watch it because they are in the production.

Anyways, this is yet... See full review

6/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Say "I love you."

Demelza's avatar By on Dec 31, 2012

As far as love stories go, it's often very hard to come across one which feels real and that a viewer can actually relate to, I find this even harder in anime. That said, Say I Love You does a surprisingly good job at being a down to earth, relatable, love story, and that's really what made it the best in a season full of romantic series. We're introduced to Mei, a shy high school student who keeps to herself and doesn't really have any friends, let alone having a boyfriend. Then we have our lead, Yamato. Yamato is the most popular guy in the whole school and could have any girl he wanted as a girlfriend... See full review

9/10 story
8.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Welcome to the NHK!

StevenSAKUJO's avatar By on Dec 31, 2012

Story [6/10] Welcome the NHK is a slice of life based on antihero protagonist Tatsuhiro Sato, as a genre it is practically identical to many other Japanese slice of life type animes, with the otaku culture, the constant perversion of males and so on. While fundamentally NHK isn't much different from those, it deals with a lot of contemporary concepts like the otaku culture, unemployment, lonliness and Japan's infamous suicide groups. I can't say this aspect is unique either and how it views these problems aren't particuarly special. If you kind of know what I'm talking about, which most avid anime... See full review

6/10 story
5/10 animation
8.7/10 sound
7/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Guilty Crown

akroma19's avatar By on Dec 31, 2012

Guilty Crown is an entertaining anime with a good plot, interesting characters, though some things are underexplained or rushed. Several points are left unexplained until the last third of the show, which of itself is not bad. One major point that once explained made the show much better was why Inori is so infuriatingly bland. Her character fleshes out a bit near the end. The other characters are fantastic. It is unusual for the hero to be portrayed in a negative light, yet Guilty Crown spends a great deal of time exploring Shu's mistakes. The theme about the power of love is a bit over-played, but the... See full review

8/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
9/10 characters
9/10 overall

Say "I love you."

snivets's avatar By on Dec 30, 2012

Suki-tte Ii na Yo is a very simple shoujo anime with a mellow and realistic setting. A lot of people compare it to Kimi ni Todoke because of the very similar premise for both shows, but by the end, I felt that KnT took an entirely different direction, focusing on the chase, rather than the post-formation relationship dynamics. Also the side characters are completely different and make the atmosphere completely different, but I digress. Story:  A basic story about a shy, plain girl with no friends, Mei, and a popular boy, Yamato, who fall in love with each other, Suki-tte Ii na Yo has a very... See full review

7/10 story
7/10 animation
?/10 sound
6/10 characters
7/10 overall

Wolf's Rain

Ranthus's avatar By on Dec 30, 2012

... ...man, I can't even... ... Just go! Watch it! The premise is unique, the characters are great, the soundtrack is fantastic, the story is unbelievably well thought out and executed, and the whole thing is heartbreaking yet just pure greatness throughout. I really lack the ability to do justice to this amazing show in a review. Perhaps the only word I feel suffices is "masterpiece."

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10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Gunbuster

JoeAnimated's avatar By on Dec 30, 2012

I actually found this short series fun to watch. It has a much different feel to it from the Gundam series that I’ve watched, in that it centers around the emotion of the two main female leads, rather than the politics of the world influencing the ‘why’ they fight. In a way, their struggles to take on the challenge of the human race reflects their own growth from you girls to warriors for the human race. This series does a good job of capturing the emotions of their struggle in the midst of a world that is quick changing as they fight the threat to humanity. One fascinating aspect, from... See full review

7/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

JoeAnimated's avatar By on Dec 30, 2012

Quite frankly, I didn’t know what to expect with this anime. Other than the basic synopsis, and other positive generalities, I didn’t know what I was getting into. And, it being a Noitamina show, the odds of it being genuinely good were 50/50. So with reckless abandonment, I marathoned through the 11 episode series. Early in this series,  I was worried that this would end up being an angsty preteen story, where in the end, everything would turn out ok. But as the story kept going, I realized it wasn’t it. The writing and directing tried to capture the angst and worry not... See full review

9/10 story
6/10 animation
5/10 sound
8/10 characters
9/10 overall

Guyver: Out of Control

chii's avatar By on Dec 30, 2012

For my Anime-Planet Secret Santa This is one of the "best" cult anime classics I've ever seen! (haha no not really) One day a boy, Sho, finds a device and accidently activates it! Turning him into a GUYVER!! Now he must face off against similar "creatures" known as Zoanoids! An evil company called Chronos is pulling the strings! Can Sho survive this nightmare?? That's really all this short ova is about! I find it funny that this series has been remade 3 times to tell... See full review

3/10 story
2/10 animation
2/10 sound
2/10 characters
3/10 overall

Trigun

Ailly's avatar By on Dec 30, 2012

Secret Santa Review
Ah, Trigun. A series that rings as many bells as Cowboy Bebop, Akira or any of those other classics of which I suddenly can’t remember the name. And yet I hadn’t watched it (not that I’ve already seen the other titles, but damn, I really should). As a matter of fact, it hasn’t even been on my Want to Watch list. ‘Why?’ you ask - or maybe not, I have no idea what strangers on the Internet think. Well, I wouldn’t even be able to answer that question. An anime about a legendary gunman living through all kinds of whacky adventures while on the... See full review

8.5/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Another

Millyparis's avatar By on Dec 29, 2012

WARNING: This DOES contain spoilers. I'll tell you when not to read on. I really, REALLY, REALLY, enjoyed this anime. It was a recomendation to me from an old friend. At first, I thought that it was going to suck. I don't really like blood. But this show...it just mind-fucked  me. When Koichi first transfers to this city with his aunt Reiko, and his grandparents, he's in the hospital due to a collapsed lung. Three students from his new school meet him in his room. One of them in particular, Izumi Akazawa, keeps questioning if he had ever lived there before. Yomiya is a very small place, and... See full review

10/10 story
8/10 animation
10/10 sound
8/10 characters
9/10 overall

Kamisama Hajimemashita

snivets's avatar By on Dec 29, 2012

Although I only give this 6.5/10, I really did enjoy watching Kamisama Hajimemashita and would love to see a sequel that goes into more detail about the previous shrine owner and what his motivations are. Story: Nanami loses the house she lives in after her father disappears. While contemplating her situation in the park, she saves a treed man from a dog. He gives her his home as a thank-you gift, but that home turns out to be an abandoned shrine. Nanami must work to gain the trust of Tomoe, the shrine's pretty main familiar with a tragic past, and you have the beginnings of a supernatural love... See full review

6/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Shiki

ronnieTHEunicorn's avatar By on Dec 29, 2012

Vampires have gotten quite higher or maybe lower in the ranking lately... Firstly, the "Twilight Saga" (has a 50-50 level of haters and lovers) turned into a film; I personally aren't a big fan, as I don't think much really happens there just that lovey-dovey atmosphere with not so good vampire situations. Then we've also got "Vampire Diaries", which are like and hated just like Twilight. We've also got anime as well! "Vampire Knight" isn't an awful anime/manga but it is quite far from greatness... And then soon comes along "Shiki", a beam of hope for the vampire... See full review

8.5/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Black Rock Shooter

ronnieTHEunicorn's avatar By on Dec 28, 2012

Ah, how many times have I watched this anime? 3 times? 4 times? Whatever the amount of times I watch this, I never get bored of this anime; every time you watch it again, you find something new that you finally noticed. I love Black Rock Shooter, however I know that others might not agree with me. I've spent such a long time choosing over what to rate each of the categories, but finally, I agreed with myself. Even though, this anime just demands to be reviewed! Story 8/10 The story of BRS is a very difficult one. You must actually have a quite clever brain to understand it! Basically, the... See full review

8/10 story
9/10 animation
7/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Sword Art Online

Vague's avatar By on Dec 28, 2012

Ah, what a great anime series. I don’t remember exactly what I was looking at when I found this one but everyone kept posting about how great it was and how it was definitely the best anime this winter so I said “Hey sure, I’ll check it out.” Found a handy synopsis website, looked interesting so I ventured my way to the nearest hosting site to find out that just one episode had been released. Now, I’m sort of a skeptic so I was thinking there’s absolutely no way this series could already be a favorite with just one episode out so I searched around a little more to find... See full review

9/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
9/10 overall

Sakamichi no Apollon

Kari5's avatar By on Dec 28, 2012

 Secret Santa Review  This is my review for Monthly Marathon Club's December event, where I was recommend (by Bluntjoker) three shows to finish by the end of Christmas. I picked this one because it was done by the same person who did Cowboy Bebop, one of my favorite anime, and I've been meaning to watch it since it came out.
As a heads up, I'm not a great writer. There are a few spoilers in this review (story section)   STORY The story, or lack there-of, was very simple. The new transfer student, Kaoru, becomes... See full review

6/10 story
7/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
6/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

K

Namorax's avatar By on Dec 28, 2012

Personal Rating: 8/10 Points, It was entertaining and maybe I'll watch it again. Story: First off, there are a few peculiarities: There is no "information dump" at the beginning to introduce you to the world in order to show you everything you need to now about what or why something is happening and every episode ends on a cliffhanger (now that [K] finished airing the point might be moot, but still). Every episode reveals a little bit more of the plot and the world until the "story arc" finishes in episode 13. Most of the time you know just as much as the protagonist, with a few... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
8/10 overall

Trigun

FullmetalCowboy24's avatar By on Dec 28, 2012

Critic's Log - Earthdate: December 28, 2012. Review #28: Trigun Life is a journey, I think most people would agree on that. There are endless possibilities on whatever path a person chooses to walk in. Some paths may be filled with light, love, and happiness while some other paths may be filled with darkness, hatred, and despair. I chose to walk to a path where I live an extraordinary life. There will always be challenges in life and we eventually have to overcome these challenges and we have to confront our destiny whether we can control it or not. Some people try to find the meaning of life but I do... See full review

9/10 story
8.5/10 animation
9.2/10 sound
9.4/10 characters
9/10 overall

Toradora!

Deimosion's avatar By on Dec 28, 2012

SECRET SANTA 2012 REVIEW Toradora! was recommended to me as part of the 2012 Secret Santa recommendations on the forum, and was described as "a great slice of life anime... well worth watching." This statement pretty well sums up Toradora!. Toradora! is the story of Ryuuji Takasu, a scary-looking but ultimately non-threatening high school student, and his encounters with Taiga Aisaka, a short-tempered and short-statured classmate of his. The two discover that both of them are in love with the other's best friend, and wacky antics ensue as the two vow to help each other court their chosen love... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
10/10 characters
9/10 overall

Baoh

Varagauzer's avatar By on Dec 27, 2012

Pros
-The story has very good pacing, its not rushed -The characters are not annoying -Very fluient and very well done animation -The main character develops the most (as it should be) -The ending is not rushed and by the time it ends, you feel it has really ended -Very good usage of soundtracks Cons -The story may have good pacind and ends well, but its not original -THEY SHOULD HAVE MADE MORE OF THIS ANIME!!!! I dont have much to say about this anime other than the fact that it was very well done, there is a lot of development of the characters despite the length being 46 minutes, though... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
8/10 overall

Code:Breaker

snivets's avatar By on Dec 27, 2012

I almost dropped this show after the first episode, due to Sakura's exceedingly awkward behavior. What this show had going for it was the whole "limits of justice" theme, and I was hoping it would develop more strongly in that direction. After all, first episodes are tough to pull off (a good example of a good first ep would be Ouran HSHS). Story: Well, I definitely wished I had dropped it early on (and the only reason for continuing was hope and the fact that the subbers released it during my few slow days for the season). What a crock of crap. In fact, it was so hokey and fakey and... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
2/10 overall