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Sengoku Basara

PsychoAce's avatar By on Jun 21, 2012

OK one thing before I start this review...I am a huge fan of the original Sengoku Basara game story. Ah Sengoku Basara.....I love you...not the anime though....They completely..destroyed the story. I mean making Masamune and Yukimura the main characters...fine by me...but....THEY HAVE LIKE 99% OF THE SCREENTIME. They are not THAT important. I mean characters like Motochika and Motonari don't even get 5% of the screentime until the OVA. Ok so going to the story...It is about the Sengoku period in japan...only like a million times more...wierd and kinda awesome. We have our 2 main characters.....*sigh*... See full review

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

Infinite Stratos

PsychoAce's avatar By on Jun 21, 2012

LOOK OUT THERE MIGHT BE SPOILERS AHEAD!...just sayin' :3 Here we have the prime example of a good anime....and I don't even know what's so good about it...Seriously now I have nooooo idea what I like about this anime. Nothing really happens until the end of it and it still works! I mean...how?! Well...lets make a checklist: Character design: Original Animations: awesome Story: ...it's just the daily life of a guy on a girl school...pretty cool actually So yeah this anime is about a new kind of weapon called IS (Infinite Stratos) and apparently only women can control those so called IS (IS are kind of... See full review

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

Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!

PsychoAce's avatar By on Jun 21, 2012

....ok.....We have....a sister who has a big brother complex....a perverted childhood friend....a BL Manga obsessed nerd girl thing....and of course the big brother....WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST WATCH?! I don't want to make it sound like this anime is bad but seriously it is confusing. It really is a funny anime, it made me laugh a lot but near the end I just lost track of what's happening....something about a girl with a lip fetish and ....spacepeople.....agh...sry thinking about it just hurt my head. All shits and giggles aside though it is like I already mentioned a funny anime. I don't really like the... See full review

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

Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time

FotacienShado's avatar By on Jun 21, 2012

I've never been too fond of people defending the old due to the narrow mentality that everything pos-modern sucks, however, I choose not to have watched GX or 5Ds of the yugioh saga because of the fact that the cliche representations of good versus evil just outweight the regular cardgame, as it nearly did with the oriiginal. The story sucked due to its quick-paced slap-in-the-face telling that made everything run by too quickly, no to mention the lack of imagination when it came to the overall duel. The amount of monsters used was minimal and all the strategies did was kill and bring back and bury and then... See full review

3/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
4/10 overall

Voices of a Distant Star

spicedwolf's avatar By on Jun 21, 2012

Story; 7/10 When I began watching Voices of a Distant Star, I was expecting another heart-tugging tale of distance and lost love like Shinkai presented in 5 Centimeters Per Second. VoaDS did not exceed my expectations, but it did not fail to meet them either.  Whoever broke Shinkai's heart and made him write all of these sad tales of lost love owes him an apology. VoaDS essentially bears the same premise as most of his other works; two people fall in love, have their moments, and then are suddenly split by the hands of fate. This is a story type Shinkai does well; rather than focusing on settings... See full review

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

Now and Then, Here and There

spicedwolf's avatar By on Jun 21, 2012

Story; 10/10 Originally this anime did not catch my eye at first; I am a sucker for modern animation. However, do not let the age of this anime fool you; it is a wonderfully told story far ahead of its time. The story's main protagonist is Shu, who randomly finds a girl named Lala-Ru at the top of a smokestack one day and is thrust into a world of despair, war, and cruelty. The first episode is fairly light-hearted and cheerful; beyond that, the rest of the series descends into darkness. The tone and themes of this story are based on reality. Its setting in a distant time and place prevents it from... See full review

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

Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha Gaiden

FullmetalCowboy24's avatar By on Jun 21, 2012

Critic's Log - Earthdate: June 21, 2012. Supplemental for Review #10: Darker Than Black Gaiden (Side Story). It is difficult to forget the past that has horrific memories, it feels like a nightmare that you could not wake up from... The only thing to do is move forward. If you have been reading my other reviews, keep this in mind... Before I start reviewing something, I like to poke a little fun during the review and I sort of did something like that just now with the poetic philosophical intro I had with this review plus the previous reviews I did for Darker Than BLACK... With that all said, here... See full review

6.5/10 story
9.8/10 animation
5.5/10 sound
6/10 characters
7/10 overall

Sengoku Basara: The Last Party

PsychoAce's avatar By on Jun 21, 2012

"Put your gunz on" and get ready because this movie...is suprisingly good. No really I actually didn't have high hopes for this one, because I already hated what they made out of the original Sengoku Basara story from the games. They completely ruined it (in my opinion). Let's just say maybe giving Masamune/Yukimura 85% of the screen time and basing the whole story around them wasn't the best idea ever. The Animation is an upgrade from the 2nd season of the anime and it looks reeeeaally good, I mean daaamn I love some of the effects in this move, the sound too it just fits perfectly and now for... See full review

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

Another

PsychoAce's avatar By on Jun 21, 2012

Another....what can I say about this Anime that hasn't already been said? I finished watching it a few days ago and all I have to say is: It really is overall a great anime. It has some funny/comedic scenes here and there but not too much. The Anime always keeps you on your toes for what's going to happen next and it really isn't easy to predict what is going to happen that's what I love about Animes like this. The only sad thing is you can't have the same feeling twice with this kind of anime. It's just not thrilling if you already know what's going to happen. I'm not gonna throw any Spoilers in this... See full review

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

Medaka Box

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 21, 2012

Medaka Box is in a way Studio GAINAX trying to get a piece of the pie out of the Suzumiya Haruhi fandom that Kyoto Animation created 6 years ago. It is based on a manga by the all-famous Nishio Ishin (maker of high sellers, such as the Bakemonogatari franchise, xxxHolic, and Katanagatari) and directed by… Ok, his name is not important; he only makes mediocre ecchi anime.

The premise is about a school president messing with issues the students may have in their lives in an attempt to make everything more exciting. Yeah, it is the Haruhi premise all right… only difference it... See full review

1/10 story
5/10 animation
4/10 sound
2/10 characters
2.5/10 overall

Dance in the Vampire Bund

KonekoNekomata's avatar By on Jun 21, 2012

This is my all time favorite anime. I love how they leave you with questions they never answer. I hate that thier is no second season. This anime has a great love story with twists in every episode. It's not your usual sappy love story you read these days about vampires. It brings us back to how vampires used to be. The way they are scary yet still sexy. There is lots of nudity in this manga like in a lot others. Some of the parts or aspects of this story may or may not make veiwers hate it. Most of it is only because of the age range between couples. All in all this is a great anime to watch. You get... See full review

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

Kore wa Zombie desu ka? Of the Dead

Thrawn's avatar By on Jun 20, 2012

Story: The first episode starts off as nothing spectacular, until the second half kicks in and the rethread of the first episode of the first season brings it up there. Way up there. The similarities and differences really sell it and as for the comedy, it keeps on coming. Every episode has "That one moment", from .gifs of dancing to more dancing and hilarious subs, to gratuitous English and "That's not a kick!", it rocks as a comedy, just like the first season. Unlike the first, it doesn't slow down with serious moments that may feel like they drag. If something serious/plotty is... See full review

5/10 story
8.5/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
8/10 characters
8/10 overall

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

jypsyjulia's avatar By on Jun 20, 2012

Oh, hot damn!  Talk about the memories this brings back to me.  I spent my youth obsessing over Sailor Moon.  In fact, I was convinced I was Sailor Jupiter until I was in fifth grade.  True story.  Feel free to question my sanity. This review may very well end up biased as fuck.  Oh well. The STORY of Sailor Moon follows average junior high student Usagi Tsukino who discovers that she is a guardian of justice: Sailor Moon.  Usagi is a lazy, clumsy girl who holds no promise of being a protector whatsoever. As the story progresses, however, she is able to find herself as... See full review

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

Nyanpire The Animation

wildtygra221's avatar By on Jun 20, 2012

The Japanese interpretations of vampires are certainly intriguing. You can stumble into bloodthirsty warriors such as Hellsing's Alucard. Or you can fall into the opposite spectrum where the supernatural being is more...humorous such as Karin from Karin (or the manga title Chibi Vampire) where she has nosebleeds that could rival Niagara Falls. No joke. Nyanpire falls moreso into this spectrum, but it's in no means a bad thing for I frankly enjoyed it far more than I thought I would. The opening grants the viewer the general story: a black abandoned kitten is on the last thread of life until a vampire... See full review

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

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

UnderneathTheLens's avatar By on Jun 20, 2012

The basic plot is very simple. A brother and sister are caught by an earthquake in the middle of a trip to see a robot convention. After this disaster, they try to get home and are helped by a motherly figure. Although this may sound boring and starightfoward, underneath is a deep emotional story of the bonds between siblings and as well as strangers. At first, I didn't really get into the story. I found the two main characters (a girl in 6th grade and her brother in 3rd grade) quite immature and annoying. However, as the story went on, I began to like them more and more and I started to understand the... See full review

9.5/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
9/10 overall

Dagger of Kamui

TheStampede01's avatar By on Jun 20, 2012

Being a fan of the good old hack n' slash anime ninja movies, I had to check this title out. I wasn't really expecting, much I didn't really get all that much either. Story- Okay so the story is about this guy named Jiro and he is framed for killing his own parents. Well except he did kill his own father, but he didn't realize it was his father. So he vows to take revenge on the one responsible, a monk looking dude by the name of Tenkai. So theres Iga and Koga ninja clans in this (surprise surprise) and they're duking it out and what not, but our boy Jiro is a lone ninja and he has a special dagger (guess... See full review

6.5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall

Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini

FullmetalCowboy24's avatar By on Jun 20, 2012

Critic's Log - Earthdate: June 20, 2012. Review #10: Darker Than Black: Gemini Of The Meteor. When you head into a dark path, your journey may be stained with blood, torment, and despair. It may be very difficult to see a light through the darkness. Once that person finds this light he then will have to decide whether to embrace it or cast it out and sacrifice it, and then... The gate of the soul will open... Okay, if that didn't make much sense... I did not intend it to... I am making fun of the Next Episode Previews from the show if you haven't noticed already, Here is Darker Than BLACK: Gemini... See full review

4/10 story
9.5/10 animation
5/10 sound
4.5/10 characters
5.7/10 overall

Kimi no Iru Machi: Tasogare Kousaten

snivets's avatar By on Jun 20, 2012

As far as two episode romance OVAs go, this one was not bad. Story: It was fairly typical. Girl moves to remote town. Boy falls in love with girl. They go out. She has to go back to Tokyo. Well--that's the basic back story, which we get flashbacks to during the "real" story, which is that boy is on a school trip to Tokyo and is trying to meet up with girl. Unusual for an OVA, there's a lot of meat in the story here, including boy's previous romance with another girl from the same small town, as well as main girl's family issues. What could've been melodramatic (a la True Tears) wasn't, instead... See full review

6.5/10 story
8.5/10 animation
?/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Genocyber

Varagauzer's avatar By on Jun 19, 2012

Story Genocyber has a somewhat a lame way of representing war and human expirements.It starts off strange and ends off strange,it was a good idea behind how the genocyber was created but there were a lot of things left to be explained such as how did Mel come back to life?How was her child born if she died while pregnant? How Diana went in the chamber(in episode 1) and somehow fused with Elaine? These are just some of the questions left out by this anime.One good thing though, there was no true enemy the Kuryu were wiped out after episode 3 and then they moved on to Mel, and she destroyed a city and the... See full review

4/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
5/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Escaflowne

hamletsmage's avatar By on Jun 19, 2012

Let me start out by saying I rather liked Escaflowne, despite some of the harsh criticism I will probably give it. The characters and the adventure of it all were enough for me to overlook some of the minor flaws. Overall, I'd give it about a 8/10, for being an enjoyable and an interesting anime.  Story: (6/10) While some may protest, this is one of the weaker points of this anime. For one, the plot shakes a bit, especially towards the end. The plot twist involving someone's sister was so convoluted, I had to watch the episode twice to comprehend. The main point of the plot is that certain... See full review

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

Loveless

Mrbubble680's avatar By on Jun 19, 2012

Watched first episode and did not know it would go into boyxboy. Dropped after first episode. NO THANK YOU!

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4/10 story
5/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
5/10 overall

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

Dungeon's avatar By on Jun 19, 2012

Starting where Higurashi no Naku Koro ni left, Kai offers the answers for all the questions and things that the original opened the animation its way better than the first season, characters are the same with one very important adition, after watching all those question arcs on the previous season its very nice to see why were all those things happening, and why the story was starting again over and over with diferent results each time. It has some very nice comic moments as well, what seems to be almost completley gone its the violence and gore that the previous season offered. Even with the questions... See full review

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

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Dungeon's avatar By on Jun 19, 2012

Higurashi no Naki Koro ni as being the first season of the show starts great, first we have main male roll Maebara Keiichi student that just moved from the city to this small town called  Hinamizawa, ok so everything seems normal on his life, school friends, everything, until he finds out about the town curse that runs around, every year after the town festival someone dies, it has been happening for some years now, suddenly he and his friends start getting affected by it, and things turn dark. If you dont know anything about the show it will start as any other anime, but after the first 3-4 chapters... See full review

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

Futakoi Alternative

JAhU's avatar By on Jun 19, 2012

It was fun for most part, though the angst part was not. The way the angst part got resolved seemed cheap. The craziness reminded me a lot of FLCL. Anyone else noticed NGE reference in the last episode? There was plenty more references through the series, but somehow I already forgot most of them. It seems my review this time does not have a proper form, let me fix that a bit (though I can't guarantee it's not going to be vague). Story: Romance story between a guy in his twenties and teenage twin girls. This one takes a strange turn, because there isn't any angst on the guy's part nor the girls' part... See full review

6/10 story
6.5/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall

Fairy Tail

marebear1234001's avatar By on Jun 18, 2012

I think Fairy Tail deserves a 10/10. I believe this because to me, it's great all around. I love the story arks, the characters personalities, the ending songs, the opening songs, and the art. Even though I'm not the biggest fan of the most recent story ark, I understand that they have to have something to show us while the manga gets further in the story line. Hell, the way I see it is that it will give me more time to get excited when the anime finally does get back on track ! I'd rather have something new in Fairy Tail then nothing at all! I'm really looking forward to the Grand Magic Tournament!

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

Guilty Crown

Tsukasa112's avatar By on Jun 18, 2012

Guilty Crown is a series that I recently watched, and my feelings about it come off as rather mixed. The first 12 episodes of this series are really good. They follow a very similar plot to that of Code Geass, so it is enjoyable by a lot of people. The Animations are great, the Sountrack is just wonderful and the characters are all really fun and well designed. If this series had of been made as a 12 episodes series and ended there, I think I probably would have given it a 9. As the series reaches its second half, it seems to much like a Code Geass ripoff. Now, I'm not trying to point fingers (Well, I... See full review

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

Koi Kaze

karenemority's avatar By on Jun 18, 2012

Innocent love really is powerful, isn’t it? I decided to start watching Koi Kaze because of my curiosity, already aware of the genre, at first I was like “oh wow this is refreshing, the opening theme song just suit’s the title”, the sound is just great, it really suits the atmosphere. The art is great too, it suits the characters personality very well, the emotions, all of it, you can easily understand what they feel.  As for the characters, well it’s also great, they fitted their roles well enough. And the story, I kinda expected something like this and that would... See full review

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

Gosick

Dungeon's avatar By on Jun 17, 2012

When i first started gosick i wasn't very excited about it, a foreign (japanese) student named Kujou on a small country that meets a very misterious girl (victorique a tsundere character btw) that also its a SUPER genius resolving misteries. so the story goes on while they both resolve different crimes helping the police, at the first half of the serie the misteries are not linked to the main story (other than sometimes revealing some small background about victorique character), then on the second half everything starts to clear out. Along the episodes the most remarkable point on my opinion would be how... See full review

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

Ga-Rei -Zero-

Dungeon's avatar By on Jun 17, 2012

Main story goes around a secret organization that fights paranormal forces, basically we have the classic fight between good and evil, story has a few but nice twists, funny and sad moments. Some characters are nice, and since the story starts on certain advance point and then goes back to tell what happened up to that point, its interesting to see how and why main characters problems started. My favorite part of the serie would be the OP music "paradise lost" i really liked the theme.  P.D. the serie dosnt have a definitive ending, and as far as i know it continues on manga.

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

Death Note

Dungeon's avatar By on Jun 17, 2012

Ok to start the story its great, it delivers an amazing amount of twists from the start to the end, being a huge mistery plot that is basically the fight between 2 master minds, wich is great since besides all the mistery it involves it also has that super natural (im talking about everything that turns around the death note) touch that makes it even better. Music its great and having even themes for each one of the main characters its even better, characters are in my opinion some of the best you will find around, you can both totally hate em or love em, **SPOILER ALERT**: also on my opinion L's death... See full review

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

Darker Than Black: Beneath the Fully Bloomed Cherry Blossoms

FullmetalCowboy24's avatar By on Jun 17, 2012

Critic's Log - Earthdate: June 17, 2012. Supplemental for Review #9: Darker Than BLACK OVA: Beneath Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom. I got no poetic dialogue for the intro here. Let's jump right into the Darker than BLACK OVA! Mayu Otsuka works at the Fourth Foreign Affairs Department in the Japanese National Police Agency as a liaison officer with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. She wrote a story about a Masked Man that supposedly seemed to be a dream but she isn't sure. Hei and his team got themselves a new task and are looking for a numeric password attached to a sample. ... See full review

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

Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

FullmetalCowboy24's avatar By on Jun 17, 2012

Critic's Log - Earthdate: June 17, 2012. Review #9: Darker Than BLACK A heart of Darkness is a heart full of Hatred and Deceit, A dark heart's lust for power can never fill his avarice to the fullest, he will continuously consume power because he resents people that have it. His wrath will eventually lead to his despair and his arrogance will give him a heart that is Darker Than Black. Is it possible to have a heart that is lighter than black or darker than white? I do not know myself because I still search, and then... The trials of a journey begin. Okay... Enough with the poetic philosophical... See full review

6.5/10 story
9.6/10 animation
6/10 sound
6.3/10 characters
7/10 overall

Gaiking: Legend of Daiku-Maryu

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 17, 2012

Gaiking is practically “Getter Robo meets Pokemon”. It has all the usual clichés of old mecha series, backed up by really young pilots who have the same irritating ideals as all kids in game/sports anime do. Well, it is expected, since it is a remake of an older series. As a remake, it is funnier, with better graphics and wackier characters.

The artwork is nothing much ; some generic alien civilization vs typical modern Japanese civilization, with a few science fiction touches for flavor. The characters look generic as well but their clothes are really cool. And I refer to their... See full review

4/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Manyuu Hiken-chou

Thrawn's avatar By on Jun 16, 2012

Story: When it starts up, you get a face full of light. Unless you're watching it properly, uncensored, and it's titties in it's tittirific glory. That's right, this shit's about tits, boobs, mammaries, nipples, magic of the titty kind, titty ninja's and a world governed by breast size. That right there, the titty magic and world boob government, are some of the best fucking concepts of this generation. Straight up it tells you the plot is about tits so any further showings of tits, cleavage, groping, molestation or sexual depraved deviency is all for the sake of plot. But the plot is shit, so why does... See full review

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

Ergo Proxy

Dungeon's avatar By on Jun 16, 2012

The story its about a futuristic world, the human civilization its nearly extint and the reamining of it lives on a special dome-city, the humans have robots called autorevs they serve humans on a variety of ways, but they are becoming infected with a virus called cogito that gives them human feelings and emotions. Most of the plot involves the female character Re-I and Vincent Law on their search for the true behind something called "Proxy", the plot has some weird episodes and turns and also some loaded existentialism themes, sometimes it gets confusing since the change from one episode to... See full review

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

Deadman Wonderland

Dungeon's avatar By on Jun 16, 2012

After lot of years my interest for the anime was nearly gone (besides DBZ which is the one i grow up watching and i love it). so one day a coussin shows me Deadman Wonderland, from that moment it became the key that reopened my interest for the anime.  The story its about Ganta and how suddenly on a regular class day a weird red man shows on the window and killes every1 of his class mates, hes accused of it and its taken prisoner to Deadman Wonderland, from here he starts meeting new friends (like Shiro) and a lot of the history starts showing such as what is he doing on that prision, and why was he... See full review

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

Clannad After Story

Dungeon's avatar By on Jun 16, 2012

Being a huge fan of mistery and gore anime it was weird for me to really enjoy romance anime genre (such as Clannad and Toradora!) but after Clannad i had to see -After Story- (i was so intrigued by all those VERY high reviews and scores it has).  So the story starts where Clannad left, the life of Tomoya, Nagisa and their friends. just like Clannad did it starts with some school-related problems, now they also show stories about other side characters such as Mei Sunohara (Youhei's sister) and part of their past, again when the second half of the season starts it goes back to the main characters... See full review

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

Clannad

Dungeon's avatar By on Jun 16, 2012

Ok so after watching Mirai Nikki i decided to give Clannad a shot, and well i wasn't very convinced at the start so i just stopped watching (since i wasn't a huge fan of full romance Genre), so then again after watching toradora! i started to appreciate the genre, and i decided to give Clannad a second try.... im so glad i did. The story goes around Tomoya a student that is bored with his current life then one day he meets Nagisa, they become friends and everything turns around some different problems that they have to face along the way at the school and their personal lifes, also during several episodes... See full review

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

Black Lagoon

Dungeon's avatar By on Jun 16, 2012

Black Lagoon is a huge action packed anime, story is about a small group of mercenaries they do several jobs for other organizations, there isn't a central plot on this first season (i haven't watched second barrage yet) its just some different jobs they accomplish, some of the jobs take up to 2 or 3 episodes to complete, and also u get a small slice of some of the main characters past (Revy for the most part). also some other interesting characters appear along the way like Roberta (which is my favorite one so far), **SPOILER ALERT** who is a super assasin that can kill anything and even fight toe to toe... See full review

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

Hyouka

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 16, 2012

In 2010 there was this weird explosion around a subgenre most didn’t care about until then. Anime with loli detectives started to sprout like mushrooms all over the place as if all of a sudden they were the coolest brand new trend every animation studio just HAD to be part of. Here is the list:
I.G.: Loups=Garous
J.C. Staff: Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Heaven's Memo Pad
Gainax: Dantalian
Bones: Un-Go, Gosick
Silver Link: Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
I have no idea what had gotten over them; no indication was offered at how this would work, and not even one of them ended up being above... See full review

2/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Glass Mask (2005)

HazelMizuki's avatar By on Jun 16, 2012

I was led to Glass Mask mostly because I was looking for another rivalry story like the one in Hikaru no Go, and this was recommended on Anime Planet's Hikaru no Go page.  Also, while I had no previous knowledge of Go, I am a lifelong theatre professional, so this would be more of my own world. In the end, after 51 episodes, the rivalry between Maya and Ayumi - though it mirrored that of Hikaru and Akira - it failed to live up to the same degree of oomph.  For 51 episodes, I willingly suspended my disbelief about so many aspects of theatre.  "If you don't get this right on the first... See full review

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

Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere

cybermeister1's avatar By on Jun 16, 2012

Definitely in the Middle of Nowhere! A Show goes from Sour to Terrible! Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon happens to be one of the worst shows that I have ever seen. I mean, what is it suppose to be about anyways? Action? Romance? Scifi? Fantasy? It doesn't make any sense at all. And last time I check, reliving history is a big fat no-no. I mean we're suppose to study history so we can learn from our mistake, not make a befuddled mess by reliving the same age again and again which would destroy the entire timeline let alone the entire universe. And last time I checked, Shoving everyone around the... See full review

0.1/10 story
1/10 animation
1/10 sound
0.5/10 characters
0.5/10 overall

Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream

cybermeister1's avatar By on Jun 16, 2012

Pretty Rhythm! Missed more dance steps then they thought! I've seen some of the and believe me, it stinks. All I see is fashion along with singing and dancing while ice skating is rather silly and nonsensical. And what's up with the talking plush, it's even more embarrassing that most of the overall demographics all around the world would find it just plain ridiculous, even teenage girls wouldn't find it interesting. It is rather pointless to deny the fact that Pretty Rhythm has just gone downhill. The story's more likely to be bland. It's about girls becoming figure skaters, models... See full review

1/10 story
2/10 animation
2/10 sound
3/10 characters
2/10 overall

Hatsukoi Limited

Midnightx's avatar By on Jun 16, 2012

If you read the description and thought tihs anime would have played out as it you hoped, you have been mislead like I was. Honestly the description needs to be changed saying that instead of revolving around the girl and the two brothers, each episode focuses on other characters. I give it a 3.5 and I dropped it after episode 5, I couldn't stand watching any more.  Hopefully you read this before getting mislead and wasting your time and getting bored and ticked off at the storyline like I did.

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?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Gundam Wing

SANC16's avatar By on Jun 15, 2012

Opening Remarks Gundam Wing belongs to what I classify as the 2nd Age Of Gundam, i.e it came out after 1993. I classify Gundam Ages like so because the first Gundam show that wasn't set in the Universal Century timeline came out in 1994 and it was G Gundam. Gundam Wing was the first Gundam show I had seen and only when I started watching it again years after it was no longer shown on TV did I remember that it wasn't the original Gundam show and from then on I became a Gundam otaku. Watching Wing as a 7 year old autistic kid from what was rural Ireland I couldn't help but be impressed by this action packed... See full review

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

GANTZ

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 15, 2012

ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
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The French may have said “Make love, not war” but then Gantz appeared and said “Why not do both”…

Gantz is a cool manga that did the mistake of asking from GONZO to turn it into an anime. It has a very violent and mysterious story that can easily glue you just to see what will happen next yet at the same time has a very slow build up that ends... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 15, 2012

PROPER MINDSET
Gankutsuou is the retelling of a centuries-old story of revenge and for some weird reason being a show made by GONZO it is not a complete failure. At the same time nobody should expect too much from it, especially if he is aware of the original Alexander Dumas book. The reason is somewhat clear; aside from GONZO being a sign of auto-fail, the series is also directed by Maeda Machiro, whose only other works he was in charge are the most horrible/disgusting/vomiting/atrocious Final Fantasy: Unlimited and the most dull/rushed/lazy Blue Submarine No.6. So anyone aware of what... See full review

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

Gall Force 1: Eternal Story

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 15, 2012

ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
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Gall Force is a much-neglected series. It hardly got the attention it deserved and is forgotten by most. Pity, since it does have an air of uniqueness and sexual weirdness that made the anime industry famous in the 80’s. It is also one of the longest movie series I know of and packs a quite good story.

Just to save time and space I will review the entire series in just... See full review

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

Galaxy Express 999

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 15, 2012

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TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq-b_iNrQaQ

I consider this anime as the oldest example of an interesting social commentary with the least amount of unneeded extra. And by extra I mean the usual things that one expects to find in dystopia settings. BANG! CRASH! KABOOM! AAARGH! And other similar stuff.

It is a bit hard to criticize this work as it is a weird... See full review

4/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Ginga Hyouryuu Vifam

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 15, 2012

ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
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TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqp486fAdAg

Vifam is better than a run of the mill mecha for the strong focus on its characters. It would even be a mistake to view it as an action mecha, since the battles are to the most part simple or without choreography. It is in fact a lot closer to a children’s adventure, where (literally) a team of children need to reach... See full review

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