Ahh, Neon Genesis Evangelion. What can I say about this anime that hasn't already been said? It's the Citizen Kane of the anime world, and that's not necessarily a good thing. You've got a handful of people going on about how it's the greatest anime ever made, another handful decrying it as a putrid pit of ineptitude...and then you have people like me. How did I thing Neon Genesis Evangelion was? Well...it was okay. The Japanese VAs were great. The English dub is...really, really bad. This must be what EVERY dub sounds like to elitist weaboos...those poor creatures. :'( The music was decent, even if it... See full review
I keep reading the reviews online that if you keep watching, this anime gets pretty good. But there are just so many times that you can repeat exactly the same joke, far less if its a bad joke, so if you don't like the first 2 episodes, you won't like the anime as it basically repeats the same on every episode. The fights are pretty good, but I just couldn't stand so many monotonous fillers in between fights. Finally, it drove me crazy at episode 67, I did my best to keep an open mind and give this anime a try, but it just let me down!See full review
This anime is a waste of time! Don't watch Nothing ever happens, at the begining of the story you can feel some promise on the story but it just starts to go weird and monotonous. At the very best this is not my type of anime. I see that a lot of people seems to like this anime, but I have no clue what they see in it?See full review
Story: Really what can I say that's not been said already. From the single episode stories to the overall one, Cowboy Bebop is an amazing anime. It is one of the select few that pulls off what it does well. One can really take away from each episode on their own and truly be entertained if seen whole. Episodes like Black Dog Serenade and Jupiter Jazz give such a great insight into the dramatic lives these characters lead while episodes like Pierrot le Fou and Brain Scratch can be really intense with endings that compels one to seriously contemplate on the presented subjects and characters. Not only does it... See full review
I cannot for the love of god understand why everyone likes this anime so much! Story - 2/10 When I started watching I thought it was gonna be something like Mirai Nikki, an intense battle between 12 contestants in a deathgame, because thats what they make it look like,(so if you wanna see that you should go watch mirai nikki, btooom or whatever) instead they make some kind of half-assed mystery out of it totally ignoring the deathgame that should be going on. Animation/Sound - 9/10 This was the only thing I could enjoy while watching this anime, and to be honest it's really good, I can't really... See full review
(Contains some spoilers and the opening paragraph is all one 11-line sentence, a long sentence by me, no surprise there.) It's been a disappointing 2 albeit not yet complete years both personally (though that's nothing new when you have depression, live in a working class town and your parents were abusers who were themselves abused) and anime wise; almost every bad or mediocre anime I've ever seen, regardless of what year they were released, have been viewed by me in 2012 or 2013 while literally only about 2 good anime that I hadn't seen before have been watched by me in these 2 years and Boku Wa... See full review
Oreimo Season 2 was a good anime, although a bit of letdown. Season 1 was great. A story of Kirino coming to terms with her inner otaku, and Kyousuke slowly rebuilding his relationship with his bratty, but cute, younger sister. There were some incestuous undertones, although nothing was ever explicit, so it could have all been left up to interpretation. It was funny and very entertaining. Fast-forward to season 2 and all bets are off. The show immediately becomes a harem, with every female now heavily interested in Kyousuke. The incest bits now come front and... See full review
This show didn't have a review so I took the liberty of doing it,don't expect too much out of my review though I really didn't like the show. Synopsis Sengoku collection revolves around many samurai who are accidentally removed from a parallel universe inhabited by well-know historic characters. Unlike the historical war period known to us, all inhabitants in this unique world look like high school girls. Coming from the medieval era and finding themselves totally amazed by everything they encounter in modern day Tokyo. Yeah i took that from MAL basiccly this is a show about samurai high school girls... See full review
Darker Than Black a anime about guys with superpowers and being all badass. Well it isn't that simple really these people with these "superpowers" are known as contractors and in order to use it they need to pay a price like for example I can control gravity but after I use my powers I have to sing the ABC's. Sounds Interesting right? Well no, the series has alot of badass action moments which draw you in but when following the story of which has 2 episodes per arc, let you wonder what actually happened in that arc. There are a few good arcs with good story but like I said a few. The arcs aren't... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: August 17, 2013. Review #55: Baka and Test: Summon The Beasts II If there is an anime that I end up not liking while I’m in the middle of it. It’s not a chore for me to watch the rest of it. It’s a test. A test to see if I can last long while I’m watching an anime I don’t like before I drop it. I just finished an anime that was quite a test. That anime is Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts II. Yoshii Akihisa is now in his third year in Highschool, and his misadventures continue with his best friend Yūji, his childhood friend... See full review
Story: It's about a group of girls that play soft tennis, which is played with a soft sack or a soft ball and they smack it around a court that is just like a tennis court, but with a squishy sack instead of one of those tennis balls. And with any other show about a group of adolescent (Teenage, whatever, school girls) girls, they do shit that may or may not have to do with whatever shit it is that they're suppose to be doing, be it band or popping shots with guns. What really pushes the envelope in this staple of the "girls doing shit" genre is that they are playing soft tennis, a sport that... See full review
A little girl named Asuka is bullied by everyone around her.
Even her mom and brother.
She loses her voice, so she skips school and is sent to her Grandparents to live by them for a little while. There she finds out that her mom was jealous as a kid towards her own sister that had a mental disease and got more attention of her parents. After Living with her grandparents Asuka builds up a little confindence. Returning home when going back to school.
She starts to stand up for herself and the other classmates that were bullied. The rest of the story you'll have 2 watch for... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: August 19, 2013. Supplemental Review: Baka and Test - Summon The Beasts OVA
The first season of Baka and Test - Summon The Beasts was my 43rd Review. I really slacked off this time. I somehow overlooked that there was an OVA attached to Baka and Test and since the OVA is not that long. I took the time to go over the OVA of Baka and Test. Which I am about to do now.
Continuing where the first season left off, everyone in Class F is bemoaning the horrible equipment they have. However, There is a school festival... See full review
==== Warning some spoilers ==== So the Story over all is oke, the concept of a game world becoming a little more than a game is something most of us can relate too. Though- Honestly if there is just one word that sums up this Anime its "oke". after 28 episodes I can't say I regret watching it but I dont end this show with any great urge to watch it again. The story has some deep moments, mostly focused around the personal development of the charcters - infact the main story arch is some what in the background of the anime over all.This Anime is a bit like Lettuce, it... See full review
Mirai Nikki Review While watching this anime, there's only one word that always struck in my head, greediness. I don't know why but I just don't get why they did those things. All they want is to be the God so they'll kill each other? Ugh. No offense meant to those MN fans. But... this anime is good. Try watching it so you'll know. I don't like Yuki. He's so demn weak. I just hate that kind of character. He easily shows his weaknesses. Well, Yuno is somewhat scary and creepy but she's cool though I don't like the way she shows her love. I ship them both. They're both weirds. Lol. My favorite... See full review
Fractale has a lot of intresting ideas and the world that the anime is set in is filled with mystery and wonder, but the anime seems to lose focus during the middle and even though it 11 episodes, some episodes felt really pointless. More in video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJbjLQmUFpI BBFC rating - 15 for infrequent strong violenceSee full review
Eden of the East should be praised for its unique story elements and amazing storytelling, but it definitely has some plot holes that are never resolved by the end of the series. Overall, however, it's an amazing show, despite the flaws.See full review
Pros Very well presented, it never gets boring Some of the best soundtracks I've ever heard Huge character development You really feel the characters, they are well potrayed, at times however they do become emotionless but that is because they are assassins Cons The ending pretty much killed of all the happiness Even though it is well presented, there are some boring parts, but they are minor and can be overlooked Story Phantom -Requiem for the Phantom, does one thing a lot of anime try to do but end up failing and that is its very well done character development. The actual story... See full review
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. What do I even say about this anime. There is just so much to say. But for the reader's sake, I'll sum up my thoughts. I had intended to take this anime seriously. I thought it would be an interesting choice... however by the third episode, I started to laugh at the endings. It was just so... I can't think of a word other than "corny" to describe it. While I really enjoyed the animation (only the animation) The story was definitely lacking, and the main character was not very relatable at all. She spoke little, hesitated to ask questions and just went along with... See full review
Well as a true horror fan I have to say this one deserves an 12/13 episode Anime. Finally a horror who isn't afraid to use innards and more gory stuff, nothing is censored and the murders are really gruesome. No one is spared so far. I have to say as a writer myself the story itself could've been better, the basics of a small game taken from some resource that leads the characters into this nightmare has been used a lot without real reason how the game that does this was created. But besides that amazing visuals, rotten bodies, scary tortured (see title) ghosts, and creepy surroundings. Not to forget... See full review
The problem with reviewing a show like Clannad is having to divorce yourself from the outcome you wanted to have happen and look only at the show as it was presented. When it comes to the audience having strong opinions as to how things should have concluded, from my experience this show routinely ends up firmly in the debate with different camps fervently supporting their particular "Clannad" girl and why she should have been the one to "win". Now despite the fact that this show is widely discussed and clips of all types are available on video sharing sites I will still do... See full review
Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama! is now probably in my top twenty favorite anime. I watched it recently for the first time because I was looking for an anime similar to Vampire Knight. This romance/drama/bishounen/shoujo will have you falling for Usui if you're a hopeless romantic like me. This anime is great quality as far as the animation goes. The story is pretty good too. The story doesn't exactly follow one strict path other than the beginning and end because each episode seems to be a new circumstance whereas an anime like Naruto will pick up where it left off. Kaichou will have you thinking a few steps ahead... See full review
Naruto part one was good. It opened up to an even greater story which is now Naruto Shippuden. If you're like me and you've been watching Naruto since it first started and are still watching it now, you feel like you've grown up with the characters. Part one story branched out over time into several stories that help make up Part two. You start out with Sasuke and his past, Naruto and his, and everyone being brought together. Part one shows you everyone's personality and it's the beginning of making you relate to or even fall in love with (a) character(s). Part one ends with Naruto leaving with Jaraya to... See full review
*MY SCORE IS BASED ON THE VISUAL NOVEL + ANIME* First of all, do NOT be an 'animeonlyfag' if you want to know this show better, aight? Saying the anime is a complete shit without acknowledging the visual novel contents is a big mistake. However, it's not your fault rushing to this conclusion. I'll explain why you should give this a chance. Why you should play the visual novel and why I think this should've been a 26 episodes adaptation: Like I said, the catch is the visual novel - it requires a PSP or a neat PC to run the game or the PSP emulator. If you don't have any of those or if you're just lazy... See full review
I finished watching all of the episodes of SAO and I went to the web because I was curious about what others thought of it. It seems like it has been pretty popular overall but I was suprised to see many reviews tear this anime apart. So, unlike myself, I decided to step up to the plate to defend what I felt like is one of the best anime series I have seen in over 20 years of watching anime. ***Potential Semi-Spoilers*** I have played several MMORPGs in the past, but this is an anime, not an RPG. Even if it is based on the premise of an MMORPG, expect to enjoy it as an anime and not a game. If the... See full review
The story gets off to a strong, albeit somewhat cliche start, slowly introducing us to its ever-expanding cast of characters and the world of Hime. Our protagonists are thirteen young girls chosen to protect the school from Orphans, mysterios creatures that roam around the campus and are considered a threat to humans. But here comes the nasty bit, by using the powers they've been endowed with, they need to put their most precious person on the line. While this is indeed an overused formula, My Hime took a different approach, evolving into something much darker... See full review
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle SEASON 1 + 2
Storyline 9. The story starts out in a land called the Claw Kingdom, where you’ll meet Syaoran, the son of an archeologist, and Sakura, the princess of Claw Kingdom. They’re about the same age and like each other a lot. In the first episode, while watching the sunset, Sakura wants to tell Syaoran something - probably that she’s in love with him - and she promises to say it when he returns from an excavation trip. Unfortunately that night, strange things start to happen as Sakura gets drawn to a mysterious place just outside of her land and... See full review
Overall a good anime. Althought the story line seemed to look like it had a repetitive side, it was made clear as each case was investigated that there was clearly a lot more to it. I have thoroughly enjoyed this anime.See full review
This anime is at rank 55 at the time I write this... that is just heartbreaking to see it so high. Angel beats is what you get when you take a good (though not exactly original) idea and (for lack of a better word) bullshit it the whole way through. Now, quick question, what is the most important thing in any show or book or movie? If you answered anything but characters and/or story, then we have a problem. While Angel Beats was not an absolute failure at these aspects, it was very ineffective at building them correctly. Angel Beats starts out with a boy named Otonashi (spelled that way?)... See full review
Mushishi is an anime that doesn't force you to keep watching. If you stop, you lose nothing because there is really no plot. You can watch the first episode and then skip to the last and understand everything just fine. There is no main goal in the series, and every episode is its own individual story that goes from start to finish in the 20 minutes it's given. However, some things are the same in each episode: The main character, Ginko, and the Mushi. The Mushi are defined by Ginko as the most basic life forms. They come in all shapes and sizes and some people can see them, while some can't. These Mushi... See full review
Evangelion 1: you are (not) alone great!!!
Evangelion 2: you can (not) advance great!!!
Evangelion 3: you can (not) redo. . . . .you know what? lets change the name to;
Evangelion 3: you will (not) be pleased
I dont know exactly where to begin, but I will start by telling you the major things that went horribly wrong here, then I will tell you the few things that were ok.
1) 96 min of movie 15 min of important sh*t got done within those 96 min.
to elaborate, this movie felt like the series, which showed waaaay to much unimportant crap. Way too much... See full review
It's so difficult to explain my love for this show. First off, I will say that if you came here to hear about the faults of the series and the faults alone, well, you're definitely in the wrong place. This review is to tell people why Code Geass is my all time favorite anime. Story: Code Geass tells the story of an older teen named Lelouch Lamperouge, who lives in Japan which is now known as Area 11. A country which has been taking over the world called "Britannia" has now taken over Japan where our story begins. Lelouch is the son of the current Emperor of Britannia but he, along with his... See full review
Hakkenden was one of the two animes of the meager 2013 Spring season, which surprised me and I ended up to like. I was kinda skeptical at first, because of the many bishounen characters. Sorry, but most time those animes are kinda poor in my opinion. So I started the anime with low expectations.
There was a tragical plague of a whole town named Ootsuka. Mysteriously there were three survivors. Those three are living in an isolated church. One of the boys named Shino is the holder of the legendary sword Murasame, which is described as the sword of life. Now the main church is wanting to... See full review
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: August 14, 2013. Review #54: Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaiden (Season 2)
Space, The Final Frontier. This is a story of the ones that would eventually become Heroes. This is a grand epic that is being told within 110 Episodes in the Main Series, 3 Movies, and 52 Episodes in backstory. Every saga has a beginning and every saga has a conclusion. A lot has been told in this saga and it is time for me to end this voyage with Season 2 of Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaiden.
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This is the best thing I've ever seen and I say that with no word of a lie. Find 30 minutes, watch every episode and just sit there mesmerized by the confusing and complex narratives on screen. I...I just have no idea how to describe this.. It's..wonderfulSee full review
The entire 30 mins of this anime is one giant, glorious cluster of random and hilarious situations. No one really knows what is going on or the point of the show, just know that this will be one of the greatest and funniest 30 mins of your life. Now do yourself a favor and watch this show.See full review
**spoilers ahoy. Sword Art Online hit the anime world with a bang. The STORY follows Kirito and 10,000 others as they log onto a new VRMMO and find that they cannot log out. If they die in the game, their bodies will die in real life due to their use of the NerveGear, a system which incorporates their body into the game. The first season, when the characters are in SAO, is fantastic. I loved watching it and wished that it could have lasted longer. I was bummed that a lot of the first half skipped the grind of leveling and jumped around a lot, but I appreciated the fast... See full review
hmmmmm stuck in the middle with this one.....randomly checked it out cause had been wanting to see it for ages - was better than i expected, but then at the same time not as good as i expected Basically the plot highlight doesn't really do it any justice, Yamada says "she wants 100 casual sex partners" where in reality she is to shy to "do it" with any one, and from the first ep chooses her "cherry boy" who she pretty much falls in love with ;) still pretty perverted, but nowhere near as ecchi as you'd think - nudity is only ever shown in the last ep ;) other than that... See full review
My favorite anime series of all time has unfortunately met it's last series, named Kanketsu-Hen, or The Final Act.
Story (7/10)Though the story is not overly complex, the story is very interesting and the idea of the Shikon Jewel is interesting. Rumiko came up with it by using the four souls described from the shinto philosophy of Naohi: Aramitama (Courage), Nigimitama (Friendship), Kushimitama (Wisdom) and Sakimitama ( Love). When a person contains these four spirits at their maximum, they unite to form a really strong and powerful balance within the soul that... See full review
This movie is really dedicated for kids! It was cute and wonderful!~ I really like the story of it though I'm not a kid anymore. AWESOME! I really like it! :) The animation is way too cute! The sound is perfect! The characters are cute! I love how the sisters bond each other. They're so sweet to each other and their laughs, PERFECT! I like how their family bond. The closeness! And Totoro's role is way too AMAZING! He was super cute when he did the jumping, jumping part when it rained! Demn. <3 I love you, Totoro! All in all, if you want some kiddo type movie, I suggest you watch this. Funny... See full review
The story line was good, and it was enjoyable to watch, but the characters were all annoying. Momo cries in everyone of them and Toji's an idiot who can't think for himself. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed watching it, I just wanted to punch my screen at least once on every episode. Over all it does make a good love triangle if you're for something like that.See full review
Before, I get started, allow me to say something: Hyped anime like these always seem to get at least one (usually many more) review where it is simply made up of "ermahgerd this anime wus so awesome u must watch it haz cool characters and fun plot" and a 9/10 or 10/10 on every section. I beseech you not to take any reviews like this seriously. Reviews should explain what makes the characters "cool" and why the plot is "fun." The ratings should be justified. If you just want to tell others how much you enjoy watching the anime, put it on your profile, or go find a forum, not a... See full review
You know, going into this show, I picture this as a psychological mind-fuck series like Serial Experiments Lain or Texhnolyze but hope to follow some of the storyline better than those two, at least the latter. There is also this sci-fi Blade Runner type going for it. Also notable, this series composition was by known Japanese screenwriter Dai Satō, who’s known for writing for anime, such as Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Wolf’s Rain, Tekken: Blood Vengeance & Eureka Seven. He penning this does peg a slight of interest in me to see how the show goes.
Tens of thousands... See full review
The word “cyberpunk” has been synonymous within the anime and manga world and most of the media over the last 40+ years. Examples like the works of Philip K. Dick, William Gibson’s Neuromancer, Johnny Mnemonic, Metropolis, Akira, Battle Angel Alita, Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell and The Matrix and it seems that most of these titles has been a bit of inspiration for today’s anime du jour but sometimes when you have a fascinating theme that can be entertaining in the eyes through visuals and storytelling, you accomplish something but let’s just get into the... See full review
Everything about this title just reminds of one other show which has something to do with it being a shounen title and most of the time, I can get easily bored with shounen anime with dragged out storylines, flashbacks and stilted frames of fights instead of actual fights being animated onto there but what I heard from the manga adaptation, it has plenty of intense fight scenes, completely uncensored and outstanding artwork. But how can I compare the manga to the anime considering I haven’t read the manga and from what I know, the manga was still running at the time after the anime was... See full review
You know what? Unlike Tenjho Tenge, where I didn’t know for most of the show it has fan service elements but it didn’t completely took over the show with that, I did knew before doing this review that HOTD has fan service elements added to what should have been a zombie survival anime and with zombies being the latest craze since vampires and werewolves aren’t exactly attracting fans who aren’t crazy enough to want to love them……nor fuck them for that matter (literally, and I assure you nobody wants to fuck zombies anytime soon), why wouldn’t they pass... See full review
Get ready to handle a lot of ruckus to be going on as we about the enter into the 1920s and 1930s and back to the 18th century in "Baccano!"
Baccano! is based on the Japanese light novel series by Ryogho Narita & Katsumi Enami. The anime is told by many points of view with intersecting storylines and plot details and it is also a character ensemble anime because it really focus on more than one character. One part of the series is an elixir which can make you immortal and I already know all of you know what that means, but you can end the life of another immortal by absorbing them... See full review
WARNING: The following review will contain spoilers of the whole show. If you have not watched the whole show, you should immediately leave this review now and see it for yourself but if you heard of it via show and other reviews, then stay tuned.
From what I heard about this anime, some say that this was either the best-worst anime they ever seen, although most of the time, I think the only evidence they can provide was the ending of said anime. Now it was based on a Japanese visual novel from 0verflow in 2005 and later for the PS2 and PSP, which does have minimal gameplay and are viewed... See full review
So…this is somewhat a fascinating sci-fi anime title from Studio BONES, the guys that brought you Wolf’s Rain, Eureka Seven & Xam’d, based on the manga series written and illustrated by Natsumi Itsuki.
On that, the plot of the series is that three hundred and fifty years have passed since humans first settled the Balkan star system, located approximately 150 light years from Earth, where a number of planets have been "terraformed" to resemble Earth. Two 11-year-old twins, Thor and Rai, live on the space colony Juno until they come home to find their parents have been... See full review
First, let me influence you on the movie directed by Akira Kurosawa in 1957. The plot is described as that it follows the story of a village of farmers that hire seven master less samurai (ronin) to combat bandits who will return after the harvest to steal their crops. The movie itself is being heralded as “one of the most influential films ever made” by many critics and audiences worldwide, especially since there was a western that was inspired by it called “The Magnificent Seven”, which many people have said that I need to see.
My opinion on the movie that it was a... See full review