I will first say I did love the animation and voice acting in this anime. In all honesty I would have given it a 10 out of 10 if it did not have such a Game of thrones feel where 90% of the characters you are introduced to die off. While yes the story line is good and there are many points that have you wondering whats next to me it seems pointless to build juch interesting characters and to actually flush many of them out all to go back and kill them in the next episode. It is my sole thought that this could ahve been much better and possibly gone on a few more seasons and become a larger scaled anime much... See full review
now I know this is long, but there is much to explain, and I am ranting a little bit. I will do my regular breakdown but I need to go over the ending they chose a little too. When I watch an anime, I want to see something extraordinary. I want to see epic battles, I want the emotions of the anime to fill me up. I want to see the horrible prices paid, and I want to see the prizes won for all that was given and done. Just recently I finished Deadman Wonderland. the story was so so so sad, but the ending was beautifully happy. In Guilty Crown, we see all of these sad things... See full review
The original Gundam show was a fairly entertaining show in of itself and in starting the Gundam franchise in earnest it did anime an enormous favour. The ride hasn't always been smooth either for Tomino the director or for those of us disappointed at the few flops in amongst this metaseries made up almost entirely of mediocre, good and sometimes masterpiece titles. Zeta Gundam is one of these masterpieces. Anybody who's seen the original Gundam won't find it hard to point out why Zeta is even better and by a... See full review
Story: I'm no Alexandrian Historian and what I know about Alexander the Ass Kicker is limited to Deadliest Warrior and Fate/Zero so I can hardly comment on the changes they made to make it space age ancient history. What I can comment on is the sheer amount of crack LSD that was used because the part with the dog wasn't made after eating rotisserie chicken. Shit gets fucking trippy when Alexander goes on a dope trip in his moonage daydream with Dographes as he looks into the future eye to gaze upon cities and landscapes, the destruction and creation, the end and the beginning, the armies and the people... See full review
Golgo 13 revolves around and assassin called Duke Togo with GODLIKE precision who accepts jobs from clients and in some cases has to escape from a lot of enemies, cops etc. It dosen't get much deeper than that and its an episodic anime so don't develop a bond to each of the secondary characters because they only make one appearence. Story Considering the manga came out way back in 1968, yes the story is very basic and predictable, what I did like a lot was the manner in which it was presented, the entire episode progressed perfectly and in a lot of cases a huge amount of suspense was... See full review
Love, sweet love/ REVENGE. There is a bit of a twist in this whole love bit that I mention in my journal. It may look like I'm babbling out of my ass and just saying whatever fell out, but seriously - that kind of stuff happens in real life. This is why people go insane. the other part of the story - aka the back drop of LOVE/REVENGE of Saya and Fumi (I know its fumito, but I really like fumi better) is explained through the conversations of the new characters ie that 'the youth of today are being stifled' WE HAZ HACKERZ ! So there is a lot of censorship, a lot of unnecessary curfew laws and a bunch of... See full review
Synopsis Kyon is ready to spend Christmas with Haruhi Suzumiya and the SOS Brigade. But the next morning, he finds himself in an alternate world where no one has heard of the name Haruhi Suzumiya. Kyon then has to decide on whether to stay in this parallel world or figure out how to go back to his original world. Story The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya gives one of the most well-thought out stories that I have seen. The original series was pure comedy and school life affairs involving the SOS Brigade, but this movie turns it around to show how this type of show can become serious. In a concept of... See full review
Story: If you are looking for something similar to Blood+ you will be disappointed. This anime, from what I can tell, takes place after Blood: The Last Vampire and 'reinvents' the story. If you go in to this thinking that it is going to be about Saya and her discovery of her origins and the complications it brings as she attempts to 'save humanity' and 'battle vampires' you will find this sadly lacking. I think most people did just that, especially after reading reviews and comments. This anime's premise is not about 'fighting vampires' or even 'monsters' it explores the question 'who are you' and 'what... See full review
(Synopsis) Yui Hirasawa is very excited about starting high school as a freshman. Meanwhile, Ritsu Tainaka (a drummer) and Mio Akiyama, a bassist, are keen on renewing the Light Music Club, and are trying to find new members to join the club where they will form a band. Very soon, a pianist, Tsumugi Kotobuki joins the club, so now they only need one more member in order to be considered an official school club. This is when Yui joins, and, not knowing how to play any instrument whatsoever, she decides to learn to play guitar. With their new club formed, they've also created a band! Yui and her new friends... See full review
This is by far my favorite anime. I loved the characters, the plot and the constant supply of entertainment and action. I really enjoyed the way the whole anime panned out and it never dragged on an arc for too long however it was a litte boring for a while after the S-Class exams.See full review
Straight up I did enjoy watching this BUT there are a few bones I want to pick with it. First thing first the animation style is rather good and it never seemed to go wrong there was a lot of attention to detail. The reason I marked it down was the eyes there was something very off about them but beyond that I had no issues. Now the reason I marked this so low was it's storyline and characters. Character wise I did like the majority of the characters and the way they played out but Yuno and Yuki were my bad bones the amount of times they jump personalities was kind of annoying. I also believed the 9th made... See full review
Just like the first Memorial, the Sailor Moon R Memorial is an almost hour and a half long summary of the season. It’s narrated by Usagi and Chibiusa. After the summary, there’s a brief look at some of the monsters, and following that is all of the fifteen second commercial clips for each episode. Most of what I said about the first Memorial applies here as well. There’s no new information being added here, and is just a really long summary. It’s great if you haven’t seen the season in awhile and want a refresher without watching the season all over again. Also, it does... See full review
Death Note being one of my favourite ever animes I've watched just has to be reviewed so here we go... (Summary) Light Yagami, a perfect high school student, suddenly stumbles across a mysterious notebook titled 'Death Note' (which was dropped by a Shinigami, Ryuk). Not realising the book's power, he takes it home with him. After reading the first few pages, Light finds out that the notebook he has found has a powerful ability to kill people whose names are written on the pages of the notebook. Light soon is called Kira by the society of Japan and becomes a greatly known person across the news. After many... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: October 17, 2013. Review #60: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
In the realms of imagination. Time Travel can be quite amusing. In a fictional sense, it is a creative trope. There have been some fictional stories that use time travel pretty well and show the consequences of altering events whether it be good or bad, and Great Scott! The possibilities of time travel stories is pretty close to infinite. This movie is sort of like this. This is the tale of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
Makoto Konno is a 17 year old high school girl and she somehow gained... See full review
At first, I was kind of skeptical about watching Usagi Drop. I read that it touched upon some mature themes and it didn't seem like an anime that I would personally enjoy. I'm glad I gave it a chance though. Only being 11 episodes long, I decided why not give it a try. I wish it was a tad longer though. THE STORY IS: Daikichi is a 30 year old bachelor who lives by himself and occupies his time by working a lot. Upon receiving a call that his grandfather had passed away, Daikichi packs and heads back to his hometown for the funeral. There, he briefly meets a girl that he, nor anyone else, have ever seen... See full review
I know it's only new, and therefore hard to judge, but in my most humble and honest opinion, I think this show is a real winner.
While the reason for the main character to be in said fantasy land may be a little lame, it's actually a great premis to start a show with, exchanging cultures and lifestyles and knowledge through a guise of entertainment.
The animation is beautiful, the character designs are great and even the world they live in has been carefully built.
Everything feels in it's place, all the visual settings match the situation and the characters (for the most part so far) don't seem... See full review
This anime is not very good because it does not have a very good story line. The story line of the anime kind of jumps between two different wrolds and sometimes that can be confusing for some people but sometimes it has a good story line to it. The animation of the anime is kind of good. The animation of the two different worlds is good but some of the animation on the characters is not as great as I thought it should be but the animation on them is still good in someway. The songs that are in the anime are kind of wierd but there are a couple that are good. I like aobut one or two characters the most in... See full review
I really like this anime because it has a good story line to it. I like that is has a main goal that the main characters is trying to achive instead of going of onto other adeventers that have nothing to do with the characters goal. The animation of this anime is good considering the year that it was made in. Also the main characters have amazing details to them. The songs in this anime are really good, they really relate back to the anime. Some of the characters have really good voices. I love most of the characters in the anime because they are really good people. Most of the main characters want to... See full review
Attack on Titan starts off strong with it's superb opening song, but sadly it falls off real fast the second it's over. The characters are shit, the titan desigs in the anime are shit, 3d maneuver gear is shit, that titan in the wall cliff hanger is shit. The anime is horrible and you might as well read the manga.See full review
The Characters were animated, and initial premise is brilliant. The first episode had me hooked until the last minute. Went from a potentially hilarious slice of life to a pretty lame quest anime with a weak plot that pulls away from what I saw as a draw for the anime, a group of wierd folks getting through high school. So much potential, grossly dissapointing.See full review
What I Liked: -The blood and gore -The sound tracks are so cool specially Lilium -Making the main character (Lucy) Yandere -The part of Drama at the end What I Hated: -The Over-Nudity, so un-needed -The Harem, as you don't have to make all the Female characters love Kouta Overall: -The anime is really cool and Epic for a Gore Lover
What I liked:
-The Sound tracks and the Opening were really Epic -Keeping some mystery in the story till the end -The scenes of death was severe and long which let you feel Pain for the one who dies What I Hated: -The story is non-logically acceptable as well as why they die -The characters have nothing special in Personalities except for the 3 or 4 main characters -The ones to Die were really innocent -The way of explaining what happens was complicated and hard to understand Overall: -The anime is a Good one for Horror and thriller lovers
I’m not going to write a traditional site review for this show. There are already plenty of those. What I want to emphasize in this review are the things that make Nichijou different from the other major slice of life shows. The series at first glance Nichijou may seem like a clone of other popular slice of life shows such as Azumanaga Daioh and Lucky Star, but while it borrows elements of the traditional slice of life format, it’s the difference in the details and... See full review
What I Liked:
-The last 2 stories of Shion and Rena were really Epic -Every character has its own special color -The Opening and Ending of the anime are really Cool -The anime has multi-stories -The Darkness, Blood, Gore and the Way of killing specially for the chamber of torture What I hated: -The story is still a mystery after that season -All the characters can easily turn violent and bloody, they even have the same killing cold eyes and that evil laugh Overall: -The anime was really Good and Worth watching for a person who loves Horror and Mind-F*** anime
I never found myself being drawn to watching horror/mystery type anime but my first foray into the genre was Noein and unfortunately it reaffirmed why i never started watching them. Or should I say thats how I felt when watching the first 14 or so episodes of the series, but then things started to change. After they did the typical review episode the story started to get much better, the characters more likable and the anime as a whole much more enjoyable a series. Story - 7/10 As I already stated the series started out rather dull and forced to me. I understand wanting to leave twist and... See full review
First off I definitely would not reccomend this anime for people with slight of heart towards things like borderline rape or domestic violence. But, if you are like me, a person who watches things with an open mind. You'll find a lot to be enjoyed with this anime. I'm not too keen with the set up, it's like boy-of-the-week as opposed to getting to the actual story at hand. The who is she part and what happened in her father's past part is completely ignored almost. Instead the anime focuses on her and the guys, they man-handle her and treat her with utmost disrespect because she is like an insect... See full review
After some thought I decided to do a short review of Aku no Hana because I really do not want people to dismiss this anime! It's a great and twisted psychological anime. The realism and the tension that is constantly in the atmosphere of this anime is brilliant. The painful awkwardness of the character Kasuga and the weird behaviour of Nakamura I really liked. Their very different behaviours were a good combination along with the other main character Saeki who gives off what is seemingly a normal and innocent vibe. Yes, there are scenes that are a few minutes long which could be cut down and reduced... See full review
I watched this on a whim so I didn't have any expectations because I had absolutely no idea what it was about! The story obviously suffered because the OVA is only 27 minutes long. It would have benefited hugely from being much, much longer. I feel parts did not get enough time focused on them and the explanation of things was rushed. However, I really enjoyed the action, mystery and overall darkness of the story. Character development could obviously not be done all that well either but I quite liked the two main characters Charles Chrishunds and Johnny Rayflo and their interactions with one... See full review
Story: 9/10 Kamisama Hajimemashita is about a homeless girl named Nanami Momozono, she is homeless because of her father ran out on her because of his gambling debts. While she at the park, she saved a man from a dog, he gave Nanami his house as thank you, and kiss on a forehead. She accepts because she is homeless, and have nowhere to go. When she arrived there, she was shocked, because is not a normal house, but actually a shrine for worship. When she enter the shrine, she is greeted by Tomoe, a fox yokai, he served as land god familiar, and also greeted by Onikiri, and Kotetsu... See full review
Probably the best anime for me of this season. In the end of all episodes it stops on the best part, keeping you interested. I like the animation its pretty good, the story is not so unique its about dolls controlled powered by magic and used by puppeters. Its really nicely created world. The sounds are really good, the characters are balanced good and they have the thing you would be wanting for the lovers of Ecchi (like me ^^ ). I cant think of an anime that can be said its simillar to this... But I would say WATCH IT :)See full review
Review for the original short (2009 or so) here: http://www.anime-planet.com/users/ForTheLoveOfLoli/reviews/12384 This near half-hour, what, sequel? makes no more sense than the original 6 minute short. The animation, comedy, voice acting and characters, let alone the plot, do not improve. In fact they have deteriorated further. To this we can add that it simply becomes boring within ten minutes - about a third of the time through. I watched animes before that made me want to demand my lost time back, or maybe kill a random person on the street out of sheer frustration. After watching this 2012... See full review
This is a piece of pig's dung of an anime short so let me be equally short in reviewing it. We see a lesbian lolicon alien on Earth at work catching a molester. The comedy, if you'd call it that, is about as funny as Benny Hill. the animation looks like it was made in the early 90s, the characters are utterly undefined or just preposterous in an unfunny manner, and the writers didn't even bother to explain the how and the why. Even the voice actors realised it was shit, because you can't exactly say they are giving it their all. The same goes for the half-hour OVA. I gave Ryofuko-chan a 1/10, but... See full review
(What a relief not to be reviewing another ecchi and/or moe anime this time. Writing a review for ecchi and moe comedies is relatively simple because they are rather shallow and basically all alike, so they are easy to describe, to compare and to judge. That's also what makes it rather tiresome. And that while I have seen so many more serious animes that are really much better, and worthy of my penmanship! So, I present to you my review for...) KURENAI. I'm sorry to the vinegar-pissing (Dutch expression for people who make it a point to b1tch about everything) review purists that insist on giving low... See full review
Now this is what I am talking about. The first series sucked, the second series was a romantic comedy that had no action, but really good slice of life kinds of episodes, but this series. The second raid, was awesome. If all of Full Metal Panic was this good then it could have been a 9 or 10. Story: was awesome, it gave me chills when the plot twisted. The problem with this series though, was that it was waaaaaaay too short to get all the goodness in. that is why this gets and 8. It was great, but not enough time to explain everything that needed it and not... See full review
This story was… well confusing. The problem was that they had a ‘puppeteer’ who was changing people’s thoughts and memories in order to use it for his own purpose to hack into official’s heads. I won’t lie, I don’t normally understand all that political stuff. The fact that this was so heavy in that made it more of a chore to try and figure stuff out. If I missed something that someone said, to bad, I couldn’t really go back and check it out because I wouldn’t know where to find it again.
When we get to the characters, the only ones we really... See full review
I have a full confession to make about this show. When it was first airing, my first viewing of the series was stalled significantly due to the fact that it seemed trite, boring, and repetitive. Throughout most of my time with the series, I found the characters to be deeply cliche, the narrative to be predictable, the suspense to be canned. So, after it had finished airing, I decided to marathon the rest on a whim due to lack of shows at the time. And I'm glad I did, because all of my complaints became defenses. Every single thing you hate about Blood-C is put there intentionally to through you... See full review
Story: I'll admit that I'm not qualified to review this based on story, or "plot", considering that I paid attention to it as much as one would watch dishes dry (No dishwasher), which is to say I sometimes go at it with a cloth and wipe them suckers clean but other times, I just leave it while I go do other shit while keeping an eye on it still. Bad analogy really, but my point is is that it's shit, the story is shit, the characters are shit, the events are shit, the music is actually quite nice, especially when it steps into some jazz, that little brat is shit, that squirrel is shit, generally... See full review
First the most important thing, and the only thing that I don't actually like about it, is that you have to watch the TV series and it would be highly recommended to watch Tsuioku Hen as well, the reason is that it is all based on what is there, without that it is an already started story that you won't pour yourself since the lack of introduction, this it is technically the conclusion, and a master piece of conclusion in my opinion. [Spoiler: Rant about Authour Opionion]
Let's go on, If someone doesn't like this OVA, it is fine, I really see why, but when people throws the lame excuse... See full review
UPOTTE!! Okay, anime exists in a world quite independent and detached from worldly logic. So to find an action/comedie/moe story about a girl school in which all the pupils and teachers (minus one) are assault rifles, that shouldn't surp- ...wait, what?? STORY Yes. The girls are assault rifles. Each girl is in actuality one of the many types of rifles used by armies worldwide. And they, uh, use themselves. Even though they are (somehow) in training to be used by humans. You'd think humans should be in training to use them, but no, this is anime, so this is how it works. Apparently. If only the... See full review
Very fun. The animation and music is the most impressive parts of Nichijou. The characters don't have a plot continuos, but have expensive humor. My favorite is Sakamoto, a talking cat. He lives with Nano e Hakase. Is a good anime, good animation e have my 5 stars.See full review
Shingeki no Kyojin was a good series. It had gained a lot of popularity during it's run. The way the series was animated was great. I had no problem with the animation. So let's say you didn't like the series the least you could say is that it was good to look at.
The voice acting was amazing there were scenes where the voice actors really put a lot of emotion into their acting. Which is one of the reasons why I prefer subs over dubs. There were times in the series where I thought I could predict what would happen but my predictions never came true. it seemed as though this series was full of... See full review
lately I have been making overall scores that dont match the other scores. I feel like there is too much in an anime to simply use the given criteria. anyways, if you saw my review for the original Full metal Panic then you know that I thought it sucked, and it did. They tried to create a half school half war environment and it turned out horribly. Those two things simply did not work worth a damn. This series though, only focused on the school aspect of the anime. and it. . . . was. . . awesome. Ill start the breakdown now. Story: there was... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: October 13, 2013. Review #59: Hellsing
The Horror genre. It often has disturbing and disgusting imagery, It can be used effectively if it scares the viewer, but there are times when horror contains a level of schlock along with it. Case and Point… Hellsing!
Alucard, an anti-hero vampire turns the police girl, Seras Victoria, these two vampires are employed by the vampire-extermination group of England, the Hellsing Organization. Slowly but surely, through their active duty, they find a new breed of vampires beginning to arise.
To be... See full review
Yugo the Negotiator has a pretty simple premise, hell it's right there in the title. Yugo takes on various dangerous jobs where he need to mediate conflicts using all of his negotiation skills. However, the way the two arcs unfold are anything but simple as Yugo has to navigate through the tangled web of motivations of the parties involved in the negotiation which makes each arc more complex and interesting to watch as they unfold.
The story of the anime is split up into two arcs which follow roughly the same structure. Yugo gets the job, Yugo does some preliminary research into the parties... See full review
STORY Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! is a simple moe comedy story about an all-female Student Council set to motivate and inspire the fellow students. There really isn't anything special to it, but somehow, it all adds up to a very, very fine anime experience. Let me explain. The plot deals with a future in which high school is no longer a requirement; most teens just start working for a living. This is somehow the result of a decline in birthrate, and an aging population. This is not explained much further and, to be honest, it does not at all matter to the rest of the story. It is just to explain why... See full review
Ok, so before I have told you that I’m not crazy about girls and guns genre, but I guess this could be considered guys and guns. Now in this, it’s a bit different except the concept was the same, guy gets into a organization as pretty much a hired gun and goes around assassinating who the organization doesn’t like. The thing I like about this show is that it doesn’t start there, and most of that is actually back story. This is about him getting out of the group and learning what he himself wanted. The character that actually helps him figure this out is ‘new’ code was... See full review
Here is my first impression of the show; Boobies, breasts, funbags, unnatural inflation, nipples, Tata’s and so on. This show just looked like Eiken right down to the amazing bouncing items the girls had on their chests that should not have fit into their extremely skimpy outfits and armor. This was one show I seriously was not interested in the slightest. It felt rather shallow even with the small character storyline they gave to them. The characters also aren’t really memorable at all, making me have to look most of them up to get their names. I mostly know them by Lena (only because they say... See full review
The end of an era? In an age where more discerning anime fans toss these sorts of multiseason franchises aside as repetitive, mundane, fanboy/ fangirl rubbish, Kaminomi Megami-hen shows why it can be so worth it to hang in for the long haul. It shows that when executed properly, extended franchises can be just as immersive as the best the anime world has to offer. The key to Kaminomi's success (referring both as a whole and to this the 3rd season) is the winning combination of a simple but brilliant concept and a knock-out mc. The story of Megami-hen does admittedly come off at first as a bit... See full review
When I first watched this, I was prepared for it to be slow-paced and boring throughout most of the anime. But I was a bit shocked that as I watched on, her character developed well and truly caught me by surprise. I found the plot line to be well thought out and wished this was extended more but... I'm fine with the ending. This anime left a deep impression on me. I've been trying to find one similar -- meaning, a girl who gets stronger and wiser as the story develops -- but I couldn't. This was an anime I found to be unique and like a breath of fresh air.See full review
This is a good anime because it is really good and the story line of the anime is really good and also easy to follow. I love most of the characters in this anime becasue they are really awesome people and they also protct others witch is just plain old epic. The animation of this anime is really good.See full review