Like so many others, I was downright thrilled to hear about a series set in a MMO environment, even more so when it was about a game that would lead to death in real life if you died in it. SAO was certainly one of my most anticipated shows this year. But if you're reading this review, you've most likely seen the score I gave to it and can therefore guess I'm not really about to shower this show with praise. So... let's get down to just what sucked about this show. If you haven't seen this show, a mild SPOILER ALERT. Story [2/10] It started out really well. The villain revealing himself and his plan was... See full review
Story: The story is rather interesting, not quite what we'd expect, although when we are bought to the first part of the anime, we're not quite sure what to think of this, we eventually find out the protagonist's history, what happened to him and everything. We learn that they are trying to defeat an 'angel' but later find out that she is really just an human whom was able to program herself to acquire different skill and attributes leading to a war between the girl herself and people whom defy the school rules. The characters are dead and are having an afterlife in this world due to them in... See full review
SECRET SANTA 2012 REVIEW I got this (along with two other anime that I never got around to watching in time) recommended to me by my Secret Santa. I've been meaning to watch it for a while, and now I got the final push that I so desperately needed. And without further ado, let's get on with the review. It is 1969, in an alternate Japan, although this isn't made clear until several episodes in. Another world, the eponymous Brigadoon, has suddenly appeared over Earth. Our heroine, the orphan girl Marin, finds an ampoule, which is kind of like a pokéball, except it's actually the mon... See full review
Accel World :D Story: A little fat boy whom was bullied constantly befriends the school's most stunning girl, he learns her dark secret. She made the biggest betrayal in this game which others take too seriously, and because they have to have had this device worn since birth, 15 year olds are the oldest players in this game. She was one of the 7 kings of the game (7 top players), in order to become the strongest she had to kil the other 6 in this game. However the 7 had made an alliance, hence when she broke the alliance she became known as the biggest traitor. The fat boy's best friend had known for a... See full review
I normally start reviews with some general outline to the happenings of the anime with a slight insight to its good points and some of my favourite things, i won't be doing this for this review and for the next few throughout winter due to busy life. Anyway onto the Review.
***Applogies this review being simple plain text, i usually spice them up with images but i have had a lot happen in real life so sadly this one will have to deal with simple text, at some point i might return to edit it to make it look nice***
The story of this anime isn't what i call strong... See full review
Story: 6/10 People tend to have a flexible approach towards certain conditions whenever they enter a contract but if they happen to be customers of Count D, owner of a mysterious pet shop, an attitude as such can prove to be fatal. The first 3 episodes of this peculiar OVA are dedicated more or less entirely to the depictions of what might happen once you purchase an animal from the protagonist only to ignore the rules he provides. Sounds repetitive? It certainly is but then again it could have been much worse and thanks to a decent execution and plenty of new material in each tale, the show manages to... See full review
Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai! (Chunibyo for short), is an interesting little anime in its own right. It fell into a season with a lot of other romantic comedies, but strangely enough that doesn’t hinder it, because you’d struggle to find one quite as crazy and amusing as this one is. Our lead male character is Yuta Togashi, a seemingly normal enough guy just about to start his first year of high school. But then we’re shown that, strangely enough, Yuta has picked a high school which is as far away from his original school as you can get. Why has he done this? Well, because Yuta suffered... See full review
As long as I watch anime, there're two things that never cease to amaze me:
- how a team of talented and experienced people with huge budget in their hands can still produce a terrible show;
- and how drastically the public reception of a certain anime may differ from one's opinion.
Blood: The Last Vampire is a brilliant example of these paradoxes. First, let's examine some data concerning this anime:
- based on a manga by Mamoru Oshii, who hopefully doesn't need any introduction;
- made by ... See full review
What ever you do stay away from this one people. I WARNED YOU! For those who want to watch this for the ecchi you will be greatly disappointed. All you get is a perverted retard and a selfish bitch that beats the shit out of him because of her legs being humped. Story: Well there is no story. Its more like episodic with a short story somewhere hidden away. Animation: Not a lot of ecchi hardly any from what i seen. I think there all in the beginning though. Sound: Music felt kinda appropriate; matched the mood. Wait was there music? Characters: NO ONE LIKES TO SEE A... See full review
Secret Santa Review
A bevy of young, buxom schoolgirls wearing minimal amounts of clothing? A generic male self-insert who has the romantic attention of multiple female paramours? Yessir, it’s a harem series alright.
Ecchi series like these are likely to appeal to the fan who wants to see bountiful bouncing anime mammaries, but for those seeking more complex fare, they tend to be poor choices. Heaven’s Lost Property does not buck that trend. A paucity of plot is occasionally meted out between various voyeuristic shots of the heroines. It’s no mystery what the real focus is... See full review
Space Operas are a hard genre to direct properly. Too many characters, too many areas, too many events and interactions. Plus, usually the pay back is a lot smaller than just making a generic low budget moeblob or a stereotypical fighting shounen. But in the cases they do them right, I always place them in the higher areas of my anime list. And this is one of these rare cases; close to my all time favourites Legend of Galactic Heroes and Babylon 5, is this one. Not only they did it right but it also it has a high amount of superpowers that makes it feel like a (yup) fighting shounen to... See full review
Initial D makes me realize how flawed Anime-Planet's score system is. Let me run you, Dear Reader, through my thoughts as I compiled the scores you see off to the side. Story: "Huh. Well, the story is OK, I guess ... it's riddled with cliches and soapy masculinity, but what can you expect when the whole thing is about teenage street racers? At least the plots of each arc kept me engaged the whole. Actually, all of them except that arc with the woman who offers her virginity in exchange for the opportunity to race Takumi before she retires. Sweet Christ, what a disaster! Did someone actually approve... See full review
Gotou ni Naritai is one of those obscure shows that's overlooked by most yet liked by almost everyone who watched it. Essentially, the movie is a drama about Ritsuko - a girl born with a bad leg who enters elementary school and gets bullied by the classmates because of her difference. Yet as the plot goes on the heroine gradually improves her walk, gains confidence and makes friends with her peers. Eventually, she even starts doing short runs, and her goal becomes to participate in a relay race 5x100 (hence the movie's title) that takes place on school sports day.
Now, this movie isn't something you'd... See full review
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! is a great anime, especially for those who can't get enough of romantic comedies. I must admit, the romantic part of the anime doesn't really kick in until about episode 7 or 8, but enjoy the hilarious antics of our main cast up until then. Our main duo consist of Togashi Yuuta who used to suffer from Chuunibyou (8th Grade Syndrome) and Takanashi Rikka who still has it. The other main cast consist of Kumin Tsuyuri, Mikoto Isshiki, Shinka Nibutani and my favorite character... See full review
NOTICE: This review covers both the series, the extra OVAs, as well as the manga version, which I needed to include as means to prove what A FAKIN PIECE OF SHIT this show is.
- Animated by studio Madhouse, the king of animated series. This is definitely one of their lesser works though.
- Directed by some nobody who never did something good, so moving along…
- Based on the manga by Oogure Ito, the guy who also made Air Gear. Well, he is not someone big but he has a big fanbased of shonentards to consider himself successful up to a... See full review
The Tekken franchise is amongst the most famous and entertaining martial fighting videogames but when it comes to stories, they plain suck. Most characters have a backdrop story alright but it is usually simple or doesn’t really head anywhere. Along the years it has also received three movie adaptations (so far) in an attempt to please the fans. One was a low budget production from 1998, which is considered to be one of the worst adaptations of all time because studio DEEN made it. In 2010 there was also a live action adaptation by dear old Hollywood and it is also considered bad for its very loose... See full review
The Tekken franchise is still amongst the most famous and best selling game series. This movie covers the events in the first 2 games. It is a very poorly done adaptation since the budget is small and has hardly enough time to portrait all the characters properly. No surprise if you know it is made by that shitty Studio DEEN. It was supposed to advertise the games but only succeeded in alienating the newbies and disappointing the fans. But how can anyone expect something good out of something studio DEEN made?
ART: 4/10, SOUND: 7/10
- Human figures look simple and hardly reminiscent of the... See full review
A nice piece of work that feels almost like a pilot to a series that never came to be. It’s about mecha police chasing for hours a super-tank, armed to the teeth, inside a bursting futuristic city and blowing pretty much everything along the way. Of course and it’s very enjoyable!
PRODUCTION VALUES: 7/10
The general feeling of the movie is not good. Dated graphics, generic skyscrapers, one-of-the-same mechas, stock characters, lukewarm voice acting… Uninteresting stuff for most seasoned viewers. Yet, unlike most anime who follow the “stand still and pond about... See full review
Secret Santa Review 2012 It's your first day at school; of course you would be excited. And so was Rinne Amagane. However, on her way she accidently got hit by a car and was send to hell by mistake. There she ends up in Destinyland, a school run by headmaster Helvis. The movie will follows her struggle to go back to the land of the living. In the second half of the movie, the story suddenly shifts a bit though, but won’t tell any more details. Hells Angels, also known as Hells, is an movie based on the similar manga. You can definitely expect some action, drama and comedy. The pacing of the... See full review
This anime had a lot of hype before it aired. The reason is, it was based on a videogame by Aquaplus, the same people who made Utawaremono, another anime adapted by their roster. That anime had a big fanbase and thus people immediately jumped to the conclusion that Tears to Tiara will be great too. Don’t look at me though; I never liked that silly show. Neither did I like this one. Neither did most others.
Very good in overall. This is the first work by studio White Fox, and I must say they do a splendid job in all the shows they... See full review
So, what do we have here? (spoiler alerts)
A blind boy who is too kind for his own good, and has mother complex because he tinks his mother commited suicide right in front of him bu throwing herself in front of a train. (we later find out it is not an actual suicide though). He is also insane, because he thinks he can see sometimes, but he can't. A cute girl that is completly abused by the whole village because something her family did, and she had no part in it. Our blind boy decided to save her, and she ends up being confused by his mother (sick mother complex) Another girl who is too kind for her... See full review
Detroit Metal City or DMC for short, is a 12 episode OVA by Studio 4c. Each episode is relatively short (about 13 minutes a piece) so the entire show can be finished in one sitting of about two and a half hours, of which all of it provides plenty of humor. DMC is the story of Soichi Negishi, a young man who moves to Tokyo in hopes of becoming a Pop musician, however he instead becomes Krauser II the lead singer of a rising indie death metal band known as Detroit Metal City. Thus the comedy ensues as Negishi struggles to live his normal lifestyle, only to have Krauser pop out at the... See full review
Secret Santa Review! Before doing the actual review, I’d like to thank everyone who participated for doing so, and doing so in a manner that was fun for all of us :) I loved the idea, sothis, and thanks to this, it seems I’ve found a new genre to explore. Kuragehime Since this is a Secret Santa Review I’ll assume you’re reading this because you’ve already seen the anime yourself and wish to read what I think (if not then… meh. Spoiler alert! Bla bla.). Also, I’m not very good at writing reviews, so instead of commenting on the small details, I’ll briefly... See full review
Secret Santa Review! I didn’t know a thing about this one before setting down and watching; I suddenly had loads of time on my hand after finally having handed in semester project (AWWW YEAH), so I just got to it. I should do that more often – it was a good, relaxing experience. Origin: Spirits of the Past Sometimes, you watch a movie and have a certain feeling about it without being able to explain why. This is how I feel with Origin: Spirits of the Past. It’s a well-known theme, the plot develops without any major surprises and, of course, we’re rooting for the main... See full review
I'm not one to write long reviews, and I write them only if I really like the show, or really hate it. In this case, I'm not writing it because I really like it. I didn't expect much from this anime. It's been on my list to watch for a while, however, and the premise seemed interesting. I was hoping it would be more than I expected, but sadly, it wasn't. This anime doesn't have much to brag about other than people dying and a "deep plot" with many twist and turns. But since the story has holes in it, as far as I'm conserned, it's worthless. That 5 out of 10, well, it is VERY generous. Story... See full review
Ano Natsu de Matteru is an anime series from the creator of Onegai Teacher. The guy surely improved over the years. The overall execution and writing were better than in Onegai Teacher (not to mention the difference in art quality). On the other hand the story itself wasn't all that great and Onegai Teacher had a more coherent one. The love polygon with lots of unrequited love gave a strong Toradora vibe. So what's the series about? It's romcom about a bunch of teenagers where (nearly) every kid has an unrequited love. There is this plot about an alien girl (which was obviously taken from Onegai Teacher)... See full review
Story: Hayate no Gotoku is a character driven franchise. Its strengths aren’t in the plot; the plot is a compilation of episodic clichés played for laughs over 76 episodes of TV anime stretched over 2 different studio adaptations (not to mention the 300+ chapter manga). This season’s incarnation is the third studio to attempt to adapt Kenjiro Hata’s work, and in my opinion, by far the worst of the 3 television seasons (I refuse to watch the movie). Hayate no Gotoku Can’t Take My Eyes off You is based upon ideas by Kenjiro Hata that didn’t make it into the manga... See full review
Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice marks the fifteenth Pokémon movie to be released during the anime lifetime, but after fifteen movies are they still keeping the same charm as the very first? Well, I‘m happy to report that the fifteenth movie certainly feels stronger than the fourteenth did. It wastes no time in throwing us right into the action and introducing Keldeo and the three “Swords of Justice”, Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion. It’s here that we learn Keldeo is training alongside the current Swords of Justice so as to become the fourth member... See full review
Black Cat was one of the first anime I watched, alongside Pokemon, Yugioh!, Kiddy Grade and Basilisk. As such, this show is held especially dear to my heart. Anyways, I found that despite the fact that the anime left out much of the manga, they found a way to make the show and story enjoyable, despite the filler episodes/hiccups they had along the way. The contrast of characters between Train, Sven, Rinslet, and Eve all help to make the main cast an enjoyable spectacle to behold. As for the actual story itself, Train's quest for revenge, and Creed's desires for world domination and Train's (love?... See full review
During the first couple episodes I watched, I originally thought that the concept, story and character design had the potential to be at the very least, an amazing show. However, as the "story" progresses, the story's very foundation began to crumble. The fact that they tried to fit everything into 12 episodes made it extremely difficult not to rush the ending, and the results showed. They could've easily dragged this to at least 24 episodes, made the story develop at a much less hastened pace, and all the while keeping the story interesting. In the end though, what's done is done. The hastened... See full review
As shorts go, this one was pretty good. It managed, through a very small amount of action, to hint at a much bigger plot. The animation quality was high, and it very succesfully left me wanting much much more.See full review
Dead leaves is awesome. The mindless and gratuitous violence is great. I think there should be a lot more like this.See full review
this is one of my favorite animes. I actually found it quite funny especially the long running joke about the sex of one of the characters.See full review
STORY: Deadman Wonderland left you with an odd taste in your mouth, like a bad candy if I may. The story (a term I am using loosely) felt torn and divided, albeit enticing. The concept is very unique and creative, though I wouldn't accuse it of being groundbreaking for character plots or even it's plot as a whole. The elements that make this show so different are the Deadman, their Branch of Sin, their counterparts; The Undertakers, their personalized weaponry, Shiro and her 'ability', and of course Deadman Wonderland. The problem with the story, despite the array of interesting elements is their lack of... See full review
I started watching this anime , just because I was bored. I must say that the first episodes were great! They were heartwarming and a begining to a great story. But after the main characer enters the ''church '' and from thereon tries to become stronger to save mikage. it was interesting for a couple episodes , but it BECAME BORING! THE LACK OF CONTENT was ENOURMOUS! as a girl , only the nice charactes kept me in there. I REGRET it . It was booring to be honest. Episodes could pass without anything happening - at all! THAT KILLED ME! from the start , i thought the story was amazing! but after 10 episodes it... See full review
The only thing I wish is that they would finish the series as an anime. The rest of the story is so amazing that I don't understand why they wouldn't finish it.See full review
Secret Santa Review
Where Hanasaku Iroha is not wholly predictable and formulaic, it is because it is abandoning common sense and its own internal logic. Where characters might have personalities, Hanasaku Iroha has largely substituted singular traits. Where other shows have characters, Hanasaku Iroha has props. Where other shows establish worlds, Hanasaku Iroha merely has disconnected scenes. But the animation’s not bad, so score one for P.A. Works, right?
Attempting to follow developments in Hanasaku Iroha is a fool’s errand. Not simply because those developments are not interesting... See full review
Critic's Log - Earthdate: December 17, 2012. Review #26: Gun x Sword Revenge is a double-edged sword. It often leads justice to either one's self or for others. It can also lead to ruin to one's self after the quest for revenge is complete. It is never a happy tale and the path to revenge may even lead to bloodshed. Revenge is a dish that should never be consumed. With that said, let's activate the review for Gun x Sword. Equipped with a metal sash that straightens into a sword, the lanky swordsman Van is traveling through the hot desert, searching for the mysterious clawed man who killed... See full review
For anyone interested in joining the obscure but still existing Leiji Matsumoto fandom without going through the 113 episodes of Galaxy Express 999, this movie is the perfect lifesaver. Not only does it tell the same story with all its basic components but it also adds enough changes to interest already initiated viewers without providing any less of a good informative foundation. Adapting material from a show that spanned more than 100 episodes into a movie of merely 2 hours sounds rather chaotic in terms of narration but the execution itself is just fine once you look past a few rushed segments. This is... See full review
Children all over the world are disappearing, and when Chibiusa becomes one of the kidnapped, it’s up to the Sailor Soldiers to get her back, and to free the other children. But this mission is too big to do it alone, and old friends join in the fight, as well as Chibiusa’s new friend Peruru. Will it be enough to save the children? I really liked this movie, and I mean really liked it. All of the little moments were so touching and just plain great, and the music was wonderful. I really loved the appearance of old friends, and I loved Peruru. Concerning him, I do feel as if the ending could... See full review
Ami is the smartest of the Sailor Soldiers, but she is no longer alone in her perfect scores. The mysterious Mercurius has appeared, and Ami is determined to do all she can to surpass him. However, she can't help but fall in love with somebody so smart. The question is, who is this mysterious young man? This special episode wasn't bad. I do like slowing down every now and then and getting to know the Sailor Soldiers a bit better, and this definitely did that for Ami. It also gave Ami a chance to shine, and shows just how strong and passionate she can be. I don't feel as if anything extremely... See full review
Ping Pong Club is best thought of as a "B Movie". Everything about it is terrible: the chacters, the animation, the plot...etc. But it's so bad, that it is funny. If you like watching "B Movies"/shows that are just so bad it's funny, then you will probably enjoy watching Ping Pong Club. If you don't like bad movies/TV shows, then this show will be more painful than a root canal without anethestics.See full review
MY MONTHLY MARATHON ENTRY! Now, just to be fair, I have never played the "Devil May Cry" videogames. I would probably have a different view of this anime if I have played them, but this is my anime-only review. Story: Dante owns the titular shop, a shop that does anything if there is money to pay for it. His general lifestyle is sleeping, eating strawberry sundaes and pizza, and being flat-out broke and in chronic debt. When he isn't doing this, his is dealing with one of the most annoying children in anime, or he is fighting demons. Actually, it's less a fight, and more a massacre on any poor... See full review
Story: 7/10 When discussing the story of Narutaru it would be wise to begin with addressing the lack of a proper ending; just like Berserk the show ends right in the middle of things leaving viewers with more questions than answers. As fatal as this can be, the final product still managed to strike me as nicely scripted which is a priceless virtue when it comes to something so bizarre. What makes it so bizarre you might wonder, and the answer lies in the first episode setting the stage for a calm slice-of-life where our protagonist finds and befriends a cutesy pokémonesque creature. What follows... See full review
One Piece Storng World is the 10th Movie in the One Piece franchise, about an old Pirate from Gol D. Roger's last Pirate Era, who plans to destroy all of East Blue and it's up to Luffy and the others to stop him. Story: I don't see why everyone loves this Movie, it's nowhere near as good as the other One Piece Movies, I'd even rather watch the remake of the Drum Kingdom Arc. The story is essentially a rehash of the Skypeia Arc from the Anime. There's an Island in the sky, inhabited by strange animals, people with wings, an evil overlord who rules the Island and punishes anyone who dares go against him... See full review
Story: You know what? Skip the story. You aren't here for the overall thing and the most I know is "This adorable girl, so cute and adorable- likes this guy but is too shy and tsundere to confess. With their friends, since they hang out and all, hijinks ensue". See? It's the usual premise for a show about comedic hijinks based around a group of adolescent friends but it works. It's funny, it's heart stoppingly cute and pretty damn entertaining. For here, more on writing than actual plots. The events they partake in, all the usual stuff; festivals, physicals, camping trip with that cabin they all... See full review
This special is split into three episodes. Also, after the third episode of SuperS, these should be watched. It’s not as… exciting? if you watch it after watching the whole season, as the villains in SuperS make an appearance. "Supers Special: An Elegant Metamorphosis? Crybaby Usagi's Growth Diary" Rating: 3/10 This is basically what it sounds like—a summary of the series. This episode takes place sometime during SuperS, and spends most of its time summarizing the first season of Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon R has a little bit of time as well, followed by a short... See full review
Theres no point in watching this unless you just wanna get a on/off bonner; this is NOT fap material. Don't watch it Just don't. This Anime kinda feels like NTR because someone else sucks your "Maria's Soma" (Maria = God-Mother?) - (Soma = Milk) and rapes them.This anime is pretty much all about breasts which is little retarded and a little sexist to thee womens. (That's all there good for there milk). The ecchi is excellent if you like bouncing boobs and some panty shots or someone sucking and licking tities and fingering it. Theres also a SEXY sadistic loli girl that does BDSM to a lesbian... See full review
Mirai Nikki es un anime que consta de 26 capítulos fue emitido por ahí del 2011 finalizando en los primeros meses del 2012. Que es Mirai Nikki ? En español vendría siendo el diario del futuro, Mirai Nikki nos cuenta la historia de Yukiteru Amano, el cual siempre ha evitado involucrarse socialmente viviendo una vida bastante aislada y mediocre, todo esto cambia cuando él y 11 personas más son elegidas a portar un celular en el cual recibiría detalles de su futuro, aunque todos los celulares describen el futuro, estos actúan de manera diferente... See full review
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
Meh. Not going to spend a whole lot of time dissecting this one; it's a series that some will love and others will not. My reasoning is pretty clear on why I wasn't overwhelmed by the viewing experience in this case... Sharp animation, well-cast VAs, but was a bit like a threadbare rug by the end IMO. The initial premise was interesting, as an Otaku theme it had a lot of potential, and I did see good things in this... but the sister-loves-dodgy-eroge thing was stretched to cracking point in every direction to maintain the image of cohesion, but the... See full review