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Wolf Children

TheStampede01's avatar By on Mar 3, 2013

I wasn't really sure what exactly to expect when I heard of this anime. A mother taking care of werewolf children? Sounded pretty damn silly to me, but I gotta say I was surprised in a good way with this film. This movie comes to us from the director of works such as Summer wars and Girl Who Leapt through time, so I had somewhat high expectations and this movie doesn't disappoint.  Story- The story centres around Hana a young women who happens to fall in love with a wolf who can somehow turn into a human and procreate with humans. Now this is where your suspension of disbelief comes in, at first... See full review

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

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai 2

Mariisa's avatar By on Mar 2, 2013

Story | 8/10
Conquering the hearts of young women has never been so comedic and cute! I love this series because of how capable Keima Katsuragi is in filling the emptiness in the hearts of young women. The story seems a little dull for me, but I like the comic relief found in some of the episodes. Comparably-speaking, I enjoyed season 1 more. However this 2nd season is more realistic and heartwarming. The "God of Conquest" captures four more loose souls. However in this season Keima has more of a challenge with a few of his targets. Animation | 9/10
The animation of The World God Only Knows... See full review

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

Hiyokoi

snugglebums's avatar By on Mar 2, 2013

Okay so first off i love the story. Its extreamly cute hate the fact there is only one episode and that it is only 23 minutes long i just hate that. It was a cute story and i think they should of done more episodes honestly i thought it should of been a series It would of been a good one but sadly its only one episode thats why i give it a 9.5 i love every thing else but that.

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

Burn Up!

TheStampede01's avatar By on Mar 2, 2013

So Burn Up! Is a one episode OVA that spawned two 12 episode T.V series and another 4 episode OVA. If I had to compare it to anything it would be Bubble Gum Crisis also by AIC, excpet not quite as good. It's pretty much your basic cops OVA, with a bit of violence and fanservice here and there.  Story- So the story is pretty much about these female cops in the future who have to defeat this evil organization and rescue their friend... yeah not the most origianl story there ever was. The story dragged a little in the middle, but the actiony parts were quite engaging.  Animation- Easily the... See full review

6/10 story
7.5/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
6/10 overall

Special A

snugglebums's avatar By on Mar 2, 2013

I rate this anime a 9.5 because honestly i love this anime. the only issue and i mean the only issue i have with this anime is that the ending isn't that great and it just made it seem a bit lame in the end i mean i guess we have our opinions but mine is that it wasnt a great ending it made me cry like once. It's one of my favorites though so i would highly recommend this ! thanks, Have a happy time watching anime!!

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

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Sammac's avatar By on Mar 2, 2013

Go watch this now if you haven't already.

Definitely in my top five all time favourite animes, Higurashi is a masterpiece in what it set out to achieve. I'll admit, for first time watchers it will be difficult to understand what is actually going on, but it all comes into place in the second season which just makes you fall in love with the series even more. You're introduced to Keiichi, who has recently moved to the secluded village of Hinamizawa where he lives out his day to day lives with his eccentric and lovable group of school friends. Yet as soon as he finds out about a secret the village is... See full review

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

Another

Sammac's avatar By on Mar 2, 2013

Worth watching.

I was recommended to watch Another because of my huge love for Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni. I have to say that I was not dissapointed. It has the the whole high school setting with a strange curse due to some murder that happened in the past, and of course, the nosey transfer student has to go poking around which in turn sets in motion a chain of grim accidents. It'll have you on the edge of your seat at times shouting at the screen "No! Don't go in there!". All in all, story is relatively solid, entertaining twists here and there make it an interesting watch as you wrack your... See full review

8/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

5 Centimeters per Second

Sammac's avatar By on Mar 2, 2013

Definitely worth watching. 

It's a peculiar concept as it is three mini stories that revolve around a couple who were destined to be together but their distance keeps that from happening. It is interesting to see how their young love blooms in the first mini story and watch how their relationship progresses and evidentally deteriorates as it doesn't seem to be a topic much covered in anime. Primarily, I didn't think much of the actual storyline, since it was split into three parts it was difficult to really feel any sense of a secure plot, however they do make you care deeply for the characters... See full review

7/10 story
10/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Clannad

LastActionCowboy's avatar By on Mar 1, 2013

This is a review of after story as well. Story: I really can't tell if a show is good or not by the first episode, but hearing the words "I hate this town" right at the beginning really got me curious and i wanted to watch it more. As I progressed throughout Clannad, I found myself enjoying not just the main story of Tomoya and Nagisa, but the stories of the other characters too. I'm not going to post spoilers, but many of these stories made me tear up. Animation: I've always loved the animation styles that Kyoto uses for the shows that they animate. This applies more to the... See full review

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

Elfen Lied

moldychesee's avatar By on Mar 1, 2013

If it's not obvious enough, this contains spoilers.

Story The story of Elfen Lied is a sad one. Though I liked the story, I found that much was left out in the 13 episodes. The pace was a good pace, slow at times, fast at others, and they really did jam as much as possible into each episode. I feel as though more could have been explained, the Diclonius disease was a bit of an enigma. I also want to know who was at the gate at the end of episode 13, they really could have continued the series. The implication of Lucy's death wasn't really enough for me, I wish they had shown more of it, as it... See full review

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

Guilty Crown

Awa's avatar By on Mar 1, 2013

The story isn't too horrible, but rather generic. Disaster in Japan/only one guy (with hidden powers) can save the world with lots of action type. The animation and sound are above average. Interesting characters, they aren't always very original either though. Some fanservice here and there -- well, the girls are pretty. In a nutshell: nothing groundbreaking, but worth watching once. The mood changes around halfway. Most people seem to like the second half, I do not -- it becomes pretty chaotic here and there, with too many random things popping up. Also, I found the ending rather disappointing. And by... See full review

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

Bakemonogatari

meowmixgypsy's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

     Bakemonogatari is either amazing or a let down depending on what you start the anime looking for. If you're looking for a creepy supernatural anime with heavy plot and adventure, you will probably find this anime to be very dull. However, if you start this anime looking for moe girls and cuteness, you will likely be thrilled by the supernatural sub-plot and gorgeous animation.

Story (Not the worst)
The story is broken up into five arcs, each focusing on an individual character. As you would expect, there are some sub-plots more interesting then others. The stories told... See full review

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

Sword Art Online

LindLTailor's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

I might as well skip the plot synopsis of Sword Art Online, because odds are you already know it. Sword Art Online has utterly exploded. It is all over the place. It is that one show the EVERYONE is watching, whether it be through genuine interest or sheer bile fascination. And amidst this, it has split the anime fandom enormously between those who utterly love it and those who absolutely hate it. As you no doubt checked what I scored this before anything else, you can probably tell I'm in the latter camp.

In the event that you've been living under a rock these past 6 months, Sword Art Online... See full review

1/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall

Fullmetal Alchemist

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Excellent, except for the ending. The ending feels like they ran out of ideas and so just threw it in. It was the sort of cliche ending that you would get told off for if you handed it in in junior school.   Animation Good, the action sequences are well done. The show is coloured very well. Its colouring keeps the mood light which is important considering some of the subject matter. All of the characters are extremely well designed and all look unique.  Sound This is one of the best voice casts around. The voices are well suited to each of the characters and only add to how good... See full review

8/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.3/10 overall

GANTZ

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story O.K. the storyline is a means to fill the show with violence. Its not brilliant or enjoyable to watch yet you feel strangely compelled to.   Animation Nice mix of 2D and 3D, not perfect though. The animation is probably the best thing about the show. It looks very good. It copes well with the themes involved.  Sound The music is a perfect fit for the series. It uses a genre which is mostly about violence and sex as the theme, rap. It is actually quite good. The sound is dragged down by the very annoying voices. These added to how annoying one of the main characters was. ... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.4/10 overall

Get Backers

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Good at first, then there doesn’t really seam to be one. At the start you are introduced to the pair and see them on their adventures. Afterwards though, it apears as if the episodes are just being done to keep people in a job. Once the big goal is acheived the characters go back to normal, its very puzzling   Animation O.K., you feel it should be better. There are some inconsistencies in how the characetrs are drawn episode to episode and that is annoying. It is starting to show its age a little. Sound The voices are O.K. they do a good job at playing the characters and it is no... See full review

7/10 story
6/10 animation
5.5/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.4/10 overall

Gungrave

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Amazing. The two distinct parts are both very good. They are haphazardly stuck together in the middle though in a way that doesn't relly make sense. The politics and relationships portrayed in the first half are particularly good, the second half becomes more of a straight forward action anime.    Animation It doesn’t cope well with the action scenes. At the start that is ok as that is not really the focus. With the change in tack action is brought centre stage and it does not od that well.   Sound The music is only mediocre. It doesn't really stand out and you forget it... See full review

9/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
9/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Hellsing

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Only good. It seems to lose its way about half way through. It is a nice change from the typical vampire anime though. There quite a few bad guys in this very short anime. This seems to have been done just to get the main character to fight in as many cool different ways as possible    Animation Good, characters look good. The scenery is not handled well in places. Occasioanlly there is some inconsistencies in the drawing of the characters. It does have its own style of animation though and some amazing action sequences.   Sound The music is mostly good with a rather stylised... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
5/10 characters
6.8/10 overall

Heroic Age

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Could have been good, really isn’t. It starts of with great potential. The premise is good and you are interested. It then gets to the point where it starts to think a little highly of itself. It is disappointing. If it had been more grounded and discussed its philsophies in a more coherent way it might have been good   Animation The space batlles look epic and indeed are. The action secquences are brilliantly done. Some parts get reused towards the end which is a little annoying Sound Nice music and themes used. The soundtrack is as grand and epic as the animation would have... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
6.3/10 overall

Heroman

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Nice, predictable in places but there are some very nice touches. Considering how much Stan Lee has done it's only fair that he borrows from. Heroman is a safe adventure into anime.    Animation Very clean and crisp. Heroman is animated extremely well. There is good attention to detail and the animation is very smooth.  Sound The music is average. The voices on the other hand are good, but the main characters voice is very very annoying. I watched the subbed version of this anime, which is uncommon for me but the voice actor playing Joey reinforced why I watch dubbed anime... See full review

8/10 story
9/10 animation
6/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Tried and tested plotline, with some interesting alterations. It is a little unusual as the protaganist, who is trying to get stronger - pretty standard, has no hidden power which surpasses everyone else. This made it a little more believeable - only a little, but that helped.    Animation Poor, very simplistic, especially when you consider the age of the anime. Not as bad in the character designs but the backgrounds are definitely lacking Sound The music is to be expected from an anime of this genre. The dub is shockingly bad and should be avoided at all costs. Some of the voices... See full review

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

Naruto

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Starts of familiar enough then gets quite interesting. If you enjoy slightly typical fight/action anime then this is for you. It does have a few things that keep it from being a carbon copy. Plagued with filler. I personally don't really mind this, but it does detract from the point and direction of the story.    Animation O.K., good fight sequences. This is important considereing it is a fighting anime. The range of different abilities on show isimpressive and at no stage do you notice any flaws in the fight scenes. This is impressive because there are lots.    Sound The... See full review

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

Neon Genesis Evangelion

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Really good, don’t watch the last two episodes. The score would be an awful lot higher if not for the horrible horrible ending. I don't understand why it was done and the fact that it has been rewritten twice doesn't help my confusion. Elsewhere the story is actually very good and definitely should be watched.    Animation Feeling old now. Although at certain points you will be very impressed by the display that it puts on.    Sound The music was well done. The scores compliemnt the storyline greatly at almost every instance. The voices are... See full review

6/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
6.8/10 overall

Outlaw Star

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Not groundbreaking, but definitely entertaining. The premise is quite similar to some others, Cowboy Bebop for example, but it is a good show in it's own right. It has you asking questions throughout and, although some of them are easy to answer, there is some element of mystery that keeps you watching.   Animation Old but O.K. Very changeable. Some parts the animation is as good as anything of this age gets but the inconsistency gets annoying.    Sound The music was good to great in places. The intro is very good and gets you ready to be entertained, which you will be. The... See full review

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

Peace Maker Kurogane

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Could have been amazing. Ultimately disappointing. I liked how there was some self awareness of the group the main character joins. The problem is that there is noting really new here, so it can be compared to other shows. Its problem is that it doesn't perform as well as these other shows.    Animation O.K., just O.K. I can't rave about its quality nor can I be too harsh. The action sequences are handled well and so are the comedy scenes. It is very appropriate.   Sound The music was not brilliant. The voices were mostly good, but there were some annoying ones. All characters... See full review

6/10 story
7/10 animation
5.5/10 sound
8/10 characters
6.8/10 overall

Pokemon

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story An O.K. premise, but the episode by episode storyline is really bad. Being based on a game means it already has a large audience. One problem I think this anime has it that it thinks the people who play the game, and therefore watch the show, are younger than they actually are. This means they have made it very simple and to an older viewer the formulaic episodes can get a little tedious.    Animation Pretty basic and cartoon-y, O.K. for target audience. Being that it is cute monsters beating the day lights out of each other it can't be too realistic and it does well not to be offensive... See full review

5/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
4/10 characters
5.3/10 overall

RahXephon

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Good story, but you have to be paying attention. I mean really paying attention. I am someone who likes to watch anime before I go to sleep. This is not the show for that. You nearly need a pen and paper.     Animation Nice backgrounds, but characters and enemies look very generic. This is a shame. If the same time and detail had gone into everything this score would be higher.    Sound The music fits the theme of the anime well. There is an O.K. vocal performance; however it does not help the likeability of some of the characters     Characters Some are really... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.3/10 overall

Rurouni Kenshin

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Moments of brilliance lost in filler. It is very well written and I particularly enjoy how quite a lot of the bad guys are doing things for good reasons. Alos enjoyable is the main characters quest to get more human and less like a killing machine, which is a fresh take on the genre.    Animation Occasionally awesome, mostly quite poor. The inconsistency is what it is being marked down for. Some of the action sequences are very well done and the characters look well. This is what makes the inconsistencies stand out all the more, thehigh level that you have come to... See full review

7/10 story
6/10 animation
5.5/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.4/10 overall

Saiyuki

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Great action anime. It is a little filler-y in places. It is another take on the old legend (Journey to the West) and is therefore not that original. At times it is very episode-at-a-time and if you skipped these you wouldn't miss much but it does get a little better   Animation Feels somehow cheap. The action sequences aren't great, wel they sometimes are ok but are very inconsistent. the characters change and aren't very well drawn. This is one thing that lets this show down   Sound The dub and script in this anime is excellent. I would recommend it. It fits the rowdy tone of the... See full review

8/10 story
6/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.1/10 overall

Samurai 7

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Great reworking of a classic, the future setting is a little strange in places. It takes a familiar story and fills it out. This is a must see for samurai anime fans and is very well written.    Animation Well drawn and designed characters. There are some very nice sequences. The quality drops off towards the end hindering it form a higher score.    Sound The voices are well done, but the best thing about the sound is the music. Using traditional instruments in modern music brilliantly mirrors the shows plot and premise   Characters These all fit the originals well... See full review

8/10 story
9/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.4/10 overall

Samurai Champloo

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story O.K. but falls into a familiar routine. It also is quite episodic, with lots of little mini-stories being strung together. Perhaps if it wasn't made by the guy behind Cowboy Bebop it may have been marked higher. I was expecting so much more.    Animation Nice to look at, especially in the fighting scenes. The differences in the 2 characters fighting styles is very well done and throughout the animation is top-notch.   Sound The voices are good, which is to be expected and the music fits the style of the show very well. I particularly enjoyed how the music mirrored the... See full review

7/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Samurai Deeper Kyo

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story A little typical, feeling all too familiar. A peace loving guy coming to terms with his violent past. Then a violent guy being softened by kindness. Not ground breaking really. There are some parts which keep it interesting so it is not a complete write off.    Animation Average, poor in action sequences. Outside of these The show does look quite well. Itis let down by its handling of the action sequences.
Sound The voices are good, but the music is so sparsely used that when it is used it seams strange.
Characters There is a decent mix of characters that are mostly... See full review

5/10 story
6/10 animation
5.5/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.6/10 overall

Scryed

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Good premise, spoilt by too much action. It is good action though. Trying to kick out the policing force is only going to lead to lots and lots of confrontation which it does. There are some twist and turns to keep your mind slightly occupied along the way.    Animation Only decent, even when taking its age into consideration. It looks ok and deals with the fighting pretty well. It does not really match the ambition the creators had though.   Sound The voices are up to the same standard as the rest of the show, and the music is pretty weird actually. Weird in that it is both bad... See full review

7/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.6/10 overall

Shakugan no Shana

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Not original, but well executed. If you have watched a good few action anime then the plotline for this particular example will not surprise you in anyway. There are themes that are in similar animes as well. It is done rather well though. I wasn't bored even though some of the plot ideas I had seen many times before, which is to its credit.   Animation Good, not great, not bad just good. The fight scenes work quite well and there are some nices touches here and there.   Sound The music enhances the plot well but is nothing special, maybe a little overworked in places. The music... See full review

8/10 story
7/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.4/10 overall

Soul Eater

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Similar action anime themes, in fact quite similar altogether. If you were to describe it to someone you could say quite a few anime names and they would get a good idea. It is not paced that well either. Parts with no relevance are given lots of time, points crucial to the story wizz past.   Animation The animation is very stylish. There is some great attention to detail. If Gurren Lagann did a Halloween special, that should give you a fair idea. It all looks very good. You nearly forget the other shortcomings, nearly.  Sound The opening sequences are very good, to the point of... See full review

6/10 story
9/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.6/10 overall

Trigun

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 28, 2013

Story Excellent, almost throughout. Let down a little by the ending. It touches on things that you will recognise from other shows but it is done in such a way that is rarely paralleled. It is so emersive you will hardly notice the flaws.    Animation Noticeably poor. Probably the worst thing about this anime. It has not aged well. Even in the fighting sequences, where it is at its best, its is far from good.    Sound The anime has a 'love-hate' soundtrack. If you like guitar music then you will love this, I personally think its very good. It could get a little tedious at times... See full review

9/10 story
6/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
9/10 characters
7.9/10 overall

D.N.Angel

RebelliousCharacters's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

DN Angel was one of the best series I have ever watched. It was what got me into anime and like, the second (?) anime series I'd seen. I mean, im watching it for the third time now. i cant help it, i just loved the storyline and the characters sooo much!! Especially the soundtrack. I always turn up the volume during the theme (Vic's voice is awesome) and I just love the music that plays during the calmer moments of an episode. Dark, Daisuke, and Satoshi were my favorites. I don't think the I disliked any of the characters...even Risa, who is like the most hated character in the show (decided by fans)... See full review

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

Utawarerumono

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

Story Very good, full of struggles and intrigue. It is definitely not what you would expect given its roots. Some of the twists aren't such much twist as big leaps. If you can forgive this then the storyline is actually quite good    Animation Nice but it is let down by the large battle sequences. At some stages the CGI used to creat the larger batle sequences is noticably bad, very noticable. It gets a little better but you want them to be over as soon as possible. The normal animation is very well done and feels very slick and it copes with action sequences many times better... See full review

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

Vampire Knight

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

Story Overall the story is a little bit forced, but some good twists and background provided. It should keep those who aren't just watching to drool over the male cast interested enough.    Animation Looks good, but let down by fight sequences. If it wasn't for the fact thet the creators wanted their characters to move quickly sometimes this show would have looked very good. However as it is noticeably lacking in that area it is only ok animation wise.    Sound The voicing is good, which is important because if not you would probably end up laughing at some of the things that the... See full review

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

Soul Eater

MKanime159's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

 This was one of the very first animes I ever watched. I remember my sister came home from her freinds house, calling my name, laptop in hand. Soul Eater was on that screen. And that was that- I beacame completely hooked. These are my thoughts. Plot: SoulEater's plot is very confusing. Very. Confusing. You start out with the first episode, and by the time the 24 minutes are over, you're clueless. The thing about Soul Eater is that the plot doesn't come easy to you, its a little hard to understand the concept based on the first few episodes. Whether that is good or bad is a matter of opion. I... See full review

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

Vandread

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

Story Excellent premise, with some fun consequences. There are some interesting interactions due to the fact that the sexes have been separated so long. The awkward jokes added to the enjoyment factor for me but may not be to everyone's taste. The shift in focus towards a common enemy is a little cheesy though.    Animation Nice to watch, fits well. The CG and the animated sections fit ok with each other and some sequences are excellent. There is good attention to detail and some nice Mecha designs, if thats what your into.    Sound The music is what you would expect, it doesn't... See full review

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

Wolf's Rain

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

Story A little heavy at times, but very very good   Animation Absolutely awesome to look at, fits perfectly   Sound The music is excellent; it fits to every part of the show. The dub for this anime is one of the best around   Characters A little cliché at times, but still good   Overall Excellent, but have something light-hearted lined up afterward to watch

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9/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
8/10 characters
9.3/10 overall

Yu Yu Hakusho

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

Story The story is quite contrived, written to ensure there are plenty of fights.   Animation Outdated, but still good   Sound The voices match the characters well. The music is cheesy, but then so is everything else so it cant really be faulted for that   Characters The characters are all very enjoyable. Everyone is fighting for their own reason, even the antagonists which makes every character more enjoyable   Overall Good fun, cheesy but definitely worth a watch

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6/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.3/10 overall

Zombie-Loan

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

Story The storyline starts off pretty badly and gets worse. The ending is horrible.   Animation Very Average   Sound The voice cast does an O.K. job. The music, at times, is very ill fitting, bordering on annoying   Characters There is some good character development, ruined by some awful characters   Overall Avoid

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

Basilisk

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

Story Portrays both sides really well without picking one. The plot is a little familiar but the intricate emotions involved keep you intrigued   Animation The animation is very strong. It's very good to look at. Let down a little by the handling of the action sequences   Sound The voice cast put in a solid performance in this anime. The music throughout adds to the plot, without becoming a distraction   Characters The characters are very well written. You feel for most of the large cast, which shows you how well they have been portrayed. They are let down by certain infuriating... See full review

8/10 story
8/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.9/10 overall

Ninja Scroll: The Series

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

Story Very poor. This anime has filler episodes even though it is very short. When you do eventually get an idea of the plot, it isn't anything new or exciting. Rather boring and predictable actually.   Animation O.K. at best. Noticeably lacking in fight scenes. The backgrounds and character designs sre ok, but considering this is an action anime the lack of quality is telling. It means that there is no real reason to watch this at all.    Sound The opening and closing themes in this anime are actually quite good, whereas the music throughout the show is very boring. The voice actors... See full review

4/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
4/10 characters
4.8/10 overall

Tenjho Tenge

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

Story A little more than you would expect. However in trying to surprise you with a violent show that actually has a storyline they went a little too far. The storyline in the middle gets a little grating. It is more than just a vehicle to have more whup-ass on screen though so this has to be commended.  Animation The animation is above par for action anime. It copes well with the violence, which is good because there is a lot. I particularly enjoyed how it dealt with the differing styles of fighting.  Sound The opening sequence is pretty bad, like laughably bad. The music in the rest... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
5/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.8/10 overall

Black Cat

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

Story The story here is just a vehicle to get as much action in as possible. If action is what you're after then it works quite well. If you like to be intellectually stimulated I would look elsewhere   Animation The animation is excellent throughout. It copes well with the fight scenes, which is important as there is not much else   Sound The voices are well matched to the characters. The soundtrack is good but could have done with a larger selection. Due to the fact that there isn't a large selection some tracks end up getting used in weird places, where the don't really tie in, and by... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.9/10 overall

Coyote Ragtime Show

PhdInCartoons's avatar By on Feb 27, 2013

Story The story is very unoriginal, making it boringly predictable. It starts of pretty interesting but then as it changes it's point of view it falls in to very well worn routines.   Animation The animation is very slick. The characters look good on screen. The animation is by far the best thing about this anime.   Sound The soundtrack in this anime is reminiscent of every other action anime's soundtrack. Its ok but nothing special. The dialogue is pretty poor so the voice actors have very little to do   Characters The characters are not presented or developed well, to the point... See full review

4/10 story
8/10 animation
5.5/10 sound
4/10 characters
5.4/10 overall

Another

serenitii's avatar By on Feb 26, 2013

This review contains a spoiler, so if you haven't watched up to episode 11, I would advise against reading the character section!

STORY:

I didn't expect much from the story, seeing as it was a tired cliche that had been done so many times already. Surprisingly enough, Another took the cliche and turned it into something that really grabbed my attention. A teenage boy moves to a new town/changes schools, scary things start to happen (death, in this case) because of some curse dating back to however long ago. These kinds of plots always have so much potential, but rarely do they actually reach... See full review

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