STORY A teen gets trapped inside an MMO with thousands of other players and they're all told to beat the game or die. Throw in a love story and you've got a pretty interesting although generic premise. In the beginning of the series the story was a big drawing point for myself. There was a large sense of finality in everything, from never being able to leave Aincrad to never coming back to life if you die. This together with having to follow the rules of an RPG, like character leveling and item durability, had me hooked. However the character leveling is largely ignored as, i believe, you don't see... See full review
Note, if you want a quick reveiw skip to the last paragraph ;) The first episode of this anime was really very confusing. After I had finished watching the first eposode I wasn't hooked or interested in the anime at all, I found that I had more questions than I did answers. The second episode was nearly the same, however I began to find things out and I was a little bit interested after watching the second episode. It can't have been untill after the 3rd or 4th episode that I was actually hooked on it. It was a very good story which was very enjoyable, however I found that at the start I was clueless... See full review
Arata Kangatari is an anime based on a manga. It's a story about two boys both named Arata switching from worlds. One of which lives in a fantasy themed realm while the other lives in current day japan. It is a story about emotional struggles of teenagers and drawing comparisons between high-school experienced and things that happen in fantasy. You have reached this review and already know it's final score. It indeed is a monstrosity, It indeed is plain simply bad. Story: Hinohara is a boy from Japan who ends up in a mirror realm full of fantasy and magical powers. His other self send to... See full review
Peach Girl is a pure soap opera. The ad threw me off and the main character, Momo, seemed like a shallow Mary Sue with all the boys after her but I finally watched it. This show is addicting with many-layered characters- even classic and irritating mean girl Sae- and amazing character developement. It does seem drawn-out at times and this story has been done before, but it is a drama. This show is great for a rainy day inside or a sick day. It's entertaining and addicting and the characters are interesting, but it isn't a world-changing anime.See full review
Kuroshitsuji 2 is a very well written and thought out anime with many un-expecyed twists and turns, this is the sort of anime which will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Admittedly this is not as long and detailed as the first season ,which is my favourite out of the two, it has some minor faults such as at times the story can seem as if the producers had twelve episodes with the story of the original 24; The story was not detailed or long enough and left fans thirsty for more (too thirsty in my opinion, the conclusion was a huge cliffhanger) The characters in this anime are very well... See full review
"In every age, in every place, the deeds of men remain the same".
Haven't you always wanted to find an anime that is equal to a great book, an anime that you'll hold dear as you will age through time? Then search no further, cause this anime alone is sufficient to satisfy your hunger.
Story : 10/10 "Masterful"
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (LOGH for short) is a space opera taking place on a small amount of planets in our Milky Way Galaxy, with a greater and noble main purpose : To teach you about the political and war schemes of men. In this Galaxy, there... See full review
From time to time, I desire a show that will deliver a simple and grounded in reality plot in an unorthodox way with great success. Yes, you should already understand that Tatami Galaxy holds no need for superficial or amazing concepts to be successful, just a realistic story executed in a masterful way.
Story : 10 / 10 "Masterful"
Tatami Galaxy is set on a fictional universe, specifically a town, which seems pretty close to the modern Japanese towns. Our main character, Watashi, expects to find the rose colored campus life that he always dreamed of, entering a campus club... See full review
I'd been meaning to watch this show for years, and finally a buddy group came along, and I eagerly joined that. I knew people compared it to the much-discussed Neon Genesis Evangelion, but frankly, I just expected a cerebral mecha show. Instead, I got to watch an incredibly boring, tedious and underwhelming anime about a group of incredibly uninteresting characters and a mysterious mecha with fugly wings on its head. Riveting stuff. Really.
While I can see some similarities between the two: like a rather convoluted plot, emotionally unstable characters, unorthodox mecha designs, themes... See full review
While I enjoyed the concept of this anime, I find there was not a lot of development. First of all, they expressed the background of most of the characters fairly well yet there was little to no growth of the characters through the entire anime. In fact, some seem to have gone backwards, from supporting of their comrade to suicidal and barely progressed back to the original state. As far as the story is concerned, it did progress, however, it also went slowly for a 24-episode series and stopped before a final battle. In fact, the last battle had a large build up of tension and ended suddenly as well as... See full review
I have heard of this series being compared to Neon Genesis Evangelion as its counterpart or rival, although I also see it as being a starter or growing plan of other BONES’ series such as Eureka Seven & Xam’d Last Memories and also that RahXephon has its share of being close to the aforementioned series but it is far from that to what I watched. There is also the fact that the director of the series Yutaka Izubuchi has worked with Hideaki Anno on a few projects together and he helped with the design drafts of the EVA units. ... See full review
Anybody remember the name of Sho Aikawa? Well, people who follow anime and especially manga knows him from doing scripts for Fullmetal Alchemist, Martian Successor Nadesico, Gad Guard & Violence Jack to name a few but with this wholly original idea from him, it actually has a peak of interest in one anime connoisseur to another but once going in, should we be quick to call this a classic in the making? Anyway, in the 14th year of the Tenpo era, there was a secret shrine for “Bansha Aratamesho” (a research institution for foreign literature and learners)...more under the city of... See full review
One thing you got to understand about this type of show is the representation of a utopia, while being something that may be relaxing and it feels like you’re in paradise; they’re not as they say they are and also must have their deepest dark secrets hidden that if you know them, then eventually, you will be hunted down and presumably you will get killed. That is the case with most things in media, such as 1984, 12 Monkeys, Children of Men and other works too much to name. There’s also something else about No. 6 but that is going to come up later in the review. ... See full review
I think I have been too harsh whenever I said that I’m not interested in any form of media that is close to an RPG or has Middle Earth elements but that statement still stand by me because there’s nothing remotely interesting about that genre, aside from most Final Fantasy games (I’m not sure about the other media with the Final Fantasy name) but I’m mostly willing to give one of them a shot especially with this particular title, which has recommended (sort of) from a fellow reviewer I know. Pacifica Casull is the most feared and hated person by the followers of the... See full review
Technically, I just going to describe mostly everything about this anime with its style being which like Studio GAINAX and their latter works like Gurren Lagann, FLCL & Panty and Stocking with Garter belt but to some of you that don’t know that the director of the OVA, Hiroyuki Imaishi, did work for GAINAX since 1995, first as an in-betweener for Neon Genesis Evangelion and then him and the crew with him that did Panty & Stocking left the company to form their own studio, Studio Trigger, but I did sense a bit of inspiration that was brought onto the animation. Pandy and Retro... See full review
When looking into this anime, it’s like looking into an anime version of a... See full review
You know, this isn’t just going to be a review, this is more of a warning sign of what not to do in an anime production or if you intend to watch this (and I know some of you curious enough to watch it will), you might as well be drunk enough to stomach through this one. Garzey's Wing is infamous for having a minimally explained plot, so most ideas of the purpose must be extrapolated. The... See full review
Story: Strong from the start. Catches your attention with a very strong, nontypical first scene with beautiful animation (the highlight of this show for me, but I'll get to that) then introduces a confusing list of characters that build up along with the story buidling up to a plot with a somewhat rushed ending, not quite pieced together smoothed enough for higher than an 8, still strong though Animation: Honestly the best animation I have seen out of the many shows I have watched, the op uses and fade eddect and the scenery and characters are richly colorful. It highlights a vintage camera-theme... See full review
This is probably the best anime i've ever seen in my whole life. Not only the story, the music and the animation are great, but also the general anime is AMAZING, every single particular is well-finished and excitement is guaranteed. Believe me, if you are bored and you don't know what to watch, take a look of this!See full review
Saikano is a pretty old manga, dating back to 2000, made into an anime in 2002, given two OVAs in 2005 and then was finally turned into a live action film in 2006. This review is about the anime and somewhat about the OVAs which I recommend you go and watch if you plan to watch this series. Due to the fact that Saikano is an anime from over a decade ago, don't expect any stellar animation. In fact the animation seems to be perfectly based off of the manga which is pretty damn bad but then again, it's from 2000 so I can't be too judgemental about it. The voice actors are actually really good but the... See full review
Alright, Angel Beats. People have been raving about this anime for a while so I figured I would give it a try. To be honest I was kind of dissapointed, the dialouge was cheap and it felt contrived, most of the characters were either devices to get the story moving along or punch lines- and bad ones at that. Sure there are some emotional moments and some characters get a background that make them feel real- but at what cost? Now all that being said, there were definetly a few good points such as the ending. I CRIED at the ending. flat out cried, tissues and all. The animation was also... See full review
Another death game anime, where a bunch of people need to kill each other for some silly reason; in this case, the orchestrator being a psycho who loves murder. Yeah, it is shallow and stupid but HEY unlike the villain of SAO, at least he has a purpose. It would be more than enough if they left it as simple as that, but that is the thing with this show, it tries to be over-the-top in an attempt to keep things exciting, and ends up passing as completely retarded. I mean, the orchestrator doesn’t simply love murder, he is also a robotic talking bear with magic powers. And... See full review
RETRO ALWAYS WINS
I grew up watching the original Gatchaman series. It was never very deep or that good; just a dark and usually depressing Power Rangers variant. It was still a fine action series for the time it came out, with exciting battles, huge monsters, and oozing idealism. From a historical perspective, it was even revolutionary for using ideas that at the time were still new. I was content with that anime, it was retro, fun, and innovating.
And then they remade it and ruined my sweet childhood memories. Because it’s modern, stupid, and does poorly with its ideas. Let’s... See full review
Ah, another one of those dark mahou shoujo that try to cash in from the fad Madoka Magica created with its hype and financial success. Although it does a fine job at having polarized imagery of happy moeblobs on one hand and creepy murderous monsters on the other, it still fails to accomplish the thing that actually made Madoka Magica such a hit. Which one is that you may wonder? Could it be the deep characterization? The elaborate storytelling? The amazing analysis of its various themes? HELL NO, that show sucked in all that.
… It was the production values, ok?
AIC is no SHAFT. They... See full review
I'd heard a lot of people talking about this anime and how they liked it so i decided to give it a try. I really enjoyed watching it and seeing Asuna and Kirito grow closer and found it sweet when Yui came in but....i felt less satisfied with how it came to be when in got into the storyline of Alfheim (is that what it was called?) the realtionship between his cousin was okay at first but the way they ended it made it seem like he didn't care for Asuna as much as he did at first. well that's just what i interpertated from the ending not what others may feel from it. It was still a good anime in the end... See full review
wow. . . . wow, if you havent started this one please please PLEASE take a look at it. Now granted this isnt my only 10 for animes. But I was extremely pleased with pretty much everything about this anime. There are some problems (wish some of the characters pasts were explored and the ending was more open then I would like) but these things are easily overlooked in the wake of the awesomeness that is Psycho Pass.
BEFORE I DO THE BREAKDOWN I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS ANIME AND BUY IT. This will increase the chance for a second season as it is... See full review
Story: Hmmm... I don't think I have the brain power to write a full review for something as boring as this. It's boring and I'm drawing a blank. Cliche, boring, numbing, dull, shit happens but you don't give a shit. ...Shit, I am drawing a blank. It's largely unexciting as the girls do cute stuff, and they fit in with the archetypes: Tomboy, rich loli and stoic chick with the largest chest. But the barkeep has a larger one, and some of the stuff that happens for giggles is a bunch of running jokes or I hope it is and not the writers running out of ideas. There are a few interesting and funny moments but... See full review
Anime doesn’t always enjoy a great reputation in the West, it tends to be lumped in with Western children’s cartoons, so naturally people scoff at any adult who watches it. Then you have the people who assume that it’s all naked girls and perverted nonsense, or in the words of my ignorant younger brother “Anime? You mean that shit with the naked toddlers and tentacle rape? No thanks”. Usually these kinds of statements annoy me, but after watching Kagaku na Yatsura maybe he has a point... I literally died a little inside after watching this wannabe hentai, it’s little... See full review
This movie was based on a children's book series that I grew up with, so I decided to watch it. I really liked how the character designs were, especialy morigan's agohe. The story didn't exactly folow the books, but it made it work for a single movie. I'm actualy a bit dissapointed that Japan realised it would make a good movie, yet america hasn't touched any of the clasic children's chapterbook series like the Magic Treehouse and Junie B. Jones. I really would recomend this to you even if you haven't read the books as it is a sweet and adorable little movie.See full review
I actually stumbled onto Kuttsukiboshi (aka Stars That Stick Together) via snippets on a popular video sharing site long before my eyes were opened to the awesomeness that is anime-planet.com. To be honest while it is not good, I find myself willing to give it a pass in some respects due to it being a single person project, I give its creator props for taking an idea and seeing it through to a tangeable product. Anyway, on to the review and be well forewarned this will be rife with spoilers, so if you do not want to know the story then you should watch the show first if possible as it is... See full review
So, from the reviews on this site it seems the low scores are trolls and the high ones just praise it like there's no tomorrow, so I'm going to take the in-between road. It's taken me 3 years to finish this series, and now that I'm done im ultimately glad I did, but I can tell you if was a pain to get here. Now I'll give you my reasons as to why I think what I do, and I'm aware my opinion isn't the most popular one. Story: 7/10 The overall story was interesting, but not as deep as it could've been. There's an underlaying conspiracy among the high-ranked personal in the military, but once you... See full review
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia is one of the anime I followed weekly in 2012. However, following it weekly meant that each episode lost impact between te last and the next. Revisiting Tasogare after over a year made this all the more clear. Story Several decades before the start of the story, a young woman was left to die in Seikyou Academy's original school building. Yet no one knows how she died - not even the ghost of said girl who now wanders the Academy's halls. The ghost forms the "Paranormal Investigations Clu" after she realises a student at Seikyou, Teiichi Niiya, can see her. It's... See full review
I pretty much laughed my ass off to the "close window" button. Low grade fap material and nothing else.See full review
Before we get into my review of the movie finale of the series Gundam Wing, I will say that I do love Gundam Wing the anime. Being one of the first animes I ever watched (the first being Escaflowne, followed by Gundam Wing along with Tenchi Muyo, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star and others on Toonami, ahh those were the days), it was a superb introduction to the art. While the deeper pro-war, anti-war, total pacifism philisophical arguments and the more complicated political intrigue might have been lost on me at the time, the art was amazing, the action was spectacular, and the overall story was... See full review
((Same as Issho ni Training: Training with Hinako and Issho ni Sleeping: Sleeping with Hinako))
Well, this is one of the perverted shows that sometimes come from Japan. It’s not hentai… although it really should be. The only real people who would be buying this would probably be very, very lonely men with much to much time on there hands who will wack off to cute little girls that look a bit to young.
The artwork and camera angles are only to show these strange little angles for a ‘better view of the training’… ya right. No girl in their right mind would let... See full review
It’s rather interesting how a story like this actually came out because of just how deep the show is. (Angel: “WAIT A MINUTE! Your not taking this serious, are you? Your first review and this is what your going for?: Kurai: “Hold on a second! Just hear me out!” Angel: “I hope you know what your doing….”) As I was saying, the story is rather deep for it begs the question on if our lives, just how much time do we commit to watching shows like this. The plot brings to light that we don’t need names of characters or an actual storyline that leads somewhere in... See full review
Alright, this is an anime based of a visual novel ‘Clannad’ and is part of the KEY trinity. These three, along with ‘Air: 1000th Summer’ and ‘Kanon 2006’, are beloved by many people. I do not kid you, most people in the fan base that I have run into have been very forceful in their love to a point that anyone who doesn’t love the shows are almost always wrong. Luckily, I know there are people out there that are more sensitive to other people’s views. Sadly, I am to a point where I am a bit on the side of not caring. It’s an alright show, very much like... See full review
It’s pretty interesting. The first thing you see is a lot of people lying about something and it seems that there is a lot of it going on. It starts out with off with stories that seem not to go together except for the slugger. First it was Taukiko Sagi, then the reporter bothering her, and then two high school students, and then a woman with a dual personality. Strangely, each character seems to be better after being attacked. I am not quite sure how it’s supposed to help but it seems to.
There are a lot of things about how the mind can play tricks on you, especially when you’re... See full review
This is one of my favorite anime shows I have to say. The thing is, it will touch you in ways your emotions have never been touched before, or ways that will surprise you. Some of you might have heard of this show from the game of the same name released in 2002. The game is listed as an ‘adult tactical role-playing visual novel’ (that’s a mouthful of itself) by a company called Leaf. For those not into gaming lingo, a tactical role-playing game is a type of video game where you have role-playing and strategy into one game. I believe ‘Final Fantasy Tactics’ falls down that same... See full review
I watched a lot of anime already and up until now, this is still my favorite anime! First of all, I love mysteries and this is really my genre. Kind of creepy in some ways but I did still enjoyed it. I like all the characters except Yagami. He became greedy and that's what I hate most. He loves to kill and I hate killings. I love L especially his eyebags. :) I love him so much! The way he connect one thing to another is so cool! I love the part when L challenges Light. He's creepy and you'll be like, "OMG!!! That's cool, L!" The way he plays around Light-kun is really cool! But in the end... See full review
Um, wow. This is um… something a little different then what I have ever seen before. I give the show props for an idea, but an extremely lousy way of making that idea bare fruit. The story feels shallow, the execution is bland, the English voices are a mess, the animation is just standard fan fair. I would of loved if they got into the physiological aspects of a man turning into a women a bit, but they don’t. They just pussyfoot around like it’s a teenage drama. I know it is one but with a concept this interesting, I wish it could have been better done.
Hazumu really freaken... See full review
Um, this show is a bit awkward in that it’s about a princess and a swords woman switching bodies. It’s somewhat funny seeing a sweet and loveable princess is turned into a warrior maniac though. The true princess is actually rather strong in some aspects, as she had to see her father and her best friend die. Throughout the show, I had a great feeling of Yuri coming from the relationship of Alita and Falis. It’s really a strong feeling because Alita’s always looks up to Falis a lot for her strength and power. Though one big question I have is that how can Falis have enough strength... See full review
I also love this anime! :)) It's an adventurous anime! At first, I did enjoy it but I got bored in the middle. I stopped at episode 12 if I'm not mistaken. It's more on fighting, well it isn't my genre. Yes, I bet Asuna and Kirito and the loving of them is really cute. I have class when I started watching this so when summer came, I continued watching it. For me, the story went better after Kirito finish the first game. (Spoiler alert! Well, there is first game there and second game) HE WAS COOL ALL THE WAY. I really got hooked when 2nd game was created. Kirito's sister, Sugu, is in there... See full review
THIS SECOND SEASON IS PERFECT! I got shocked with everything that had happened. THE TWISTS WERE SO BOOM-ing!!! And all the characters here are AWESOME!!! Ughh! While watching, there's this guy there that wears his eye glasses so I always say, "Please, you're more handsome without those glasses!" #fangirling ^______^ I want to bang my head in the wall with all the confussions! BUT AFTER FINISHING IT, I was like, "Ooooh! Aaaaahh!~" like that. The twists are so PERFECT. That moment when your mouth will just hang open. I love this anime! Must-watch! ENJOY! I hope my review... See full review
This anime is really an amazing anime! The actions, the characters! PERFECT! Every single detail of it has sense. The moment when they're going to solve cases. WOW! It just so WOW-ing! Kuroshitsuji means the BLACK BUTLER but I saw that Sebastian, the butler, isn't really "black" inside. (Well, it's only in my poit of view.) Anyway, you'll finish this anime in just one seat but in my case, I did finish it in two seats. Honestly, I got bored after the 3rd episode because it got more killings. Well, it isn't my genre but as I continued it, I DID ENJOY IT. I can feel those people who said... See full review
I love this anime! This is a tea-jerker anime! This is an anime that will tell you what friendship is all about. Also, the cute romance between teens. It's not a romance that shows kisses and so much affection but this is more unique! :")) I gave 10/10 in the story because it really satisfied me with everything! I really love everything. I WISH I HAD FRIENDS LIKE THEM, I said after watching this anime. 9/10 in animation because I was not satisifed on how Jin-tan (one of the main characters) ended up. The only problem for me is his hair! I hope it got shorter hair. Hehehe I prefer guys with... See full review
What I Liked: The background art was expertly done and stunning. The CG work in the space scenes. The overarching plot involving a interplanatary war was interesting, if not thrown to the wayside. The fact that it was a "closed space" story (only two characters, almost "in their own little world"). What I Didn't: Character designs and animation was lazy and inconsistent, voice acting was flat, little empathy for character's relationship. The romance elements were unfortunately at the forefront and very heavy-handed, which may alienate some viewers. Final Verdict: A... See full review
What I Liked: Character designs were simple and lovely. Background art, plot, pacing, soundtrack had lots of charm (reminded me of a cross between the Amelie soundtrack and your standard Ghibli fare). What I Didn't: One thing: the ending felt shoe-horned in and could've been a little more gently done. Final Verdict: One of the few romance anime I would recommend, mainly because it's so cute without being too saccarine.See full review
What I Liked: The art and the character designs. The plot and premise were interesting, especially in relation to the game world and Tsubasa's identity. Great character development, Sora was a stand-out character. The juxtaposition of the colourful The World scenes VS. the bleak reality scenes. What I Didn't: Some of the red herrings felt unnecessary. Execution of Episode 19 could've been better. Final Verdict: A good mesh of swords-and-sorcery with psychological themes. Warrants more than one watch in order to catch anything you might have missed the first time around.See full review
What I Liked: The fact the series went from "monster-of-the-week" to supernatural noir-thriller halfway through. Character development was sound. The soundtrack suited the series down to the ground. What I Didn't: Recycled footage was a little too obvious. Robin's character traits were a little questionable (age conflicting with things like riding a moped in Japan, etc.). The second half felt like it dragged on at times. Final Verdict: A somewhat bipolar but very enjoyable supernatural noir anime, but is slow to start. You can't accuse the writers of creating flat characters... See full review
What I Liked: The clean colour palate, the design of the OZ MMO, writers managed to create believable characters out of a huge extended family, the soundtrack was excellent. It was easy to become emotionally invested in this film. What I Didn't: Nothing except for the fact that it was easy to become emotionally invested in this film. Final Verdict: While this is mostly a family movie about families (or a family, in this case), the Science Fiction elements make it interesting and engaging.See full review