I honestly cannot put into words how often I look forward to new episodes. I really wish this would last forever.See full review
I went into viewing ChäoS;HEAd without a great deal of expectations. Having read through many of the reviews and hearing some firsthand accounts on it I got the impression that it was going to be an average at best experience. However this was a show that I had been very interested in seeing since it started airing. For me it’s a great example of not believing everything you hear.
The story starts out as a pretty interesting mystery involving a number of grisly murders and a high school boy who believes he has witnessed one of them and is being fed information about future killings before... See full review
Enjoying this anime is mostly based on your humour; if you find vulgar nonsensicle sex jokes funny then you'll really love the anime. Though for me, the main charm of the seires comes from the characters, they really have no character development or backstory to dive into, but their personalites are so full of life and energy it's hard not to love any of them. More detail in video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEPbtt9Jn1M BBFC rating - 18 for very strong language and strong sex referencesSee full review
Finally an anime where the protagonist is not some lame fool, with his balls cut off. No weak as jokes where the male lead is a pussy and only has cheesy one liners. This has all the elements of the best animes. School life, fantasy, some elements of a harem, fighting, etc. with the lead as a handsome physically fit male, strong and confident, awesome girls, magic, fan service that has some depth. Great personalities among supporting roles. The only let down being that animes that are particularly awesome in most regards tend to have short life spans. Its strong story may reach past 13, and it has room for... See full review
“Nothing ventured nothing gained” That is one of the quotes that came to my mind after starting this anime. The main protagonist Yuuki Oojima has the option to run for an election to save his precious club, he starts his election after hearing similar words from people around him.
At first I thought Choi to Senkyo to Chocolate would be your typical school club romance type anime. For me it ended up becoming so much more. It starts out with a dramatic event that honestly makes hardly any sense until you get quite a ways into the anime. Once things start to make sense though this anime... See full review
Another is in many aspects a classic horror tale.The music, the setting, the mysterious and secretive inhabitants, and death. These aspects are nothing new, but used right it can result in an effective scary story. Surprisingly, the end result turned out quite well. The first half of the series was honestly very creepy. Now, while it wasn't actually downright scary, it is still among the scariest anime I've seen. And that is ...kinda sad actually when you think about... See full review
I'm really NOT into badass priests and fighting nuns, so at first, I didn't want anything to do with this anime. I kept rolling my eyes whenever I saw the words “exorcists” or “Satan’s son”. How did I end up marathoning Ao no Exorcist in a matter of a few days? It was somewhat recent, I read interesting reviews about it, and the protagonist looked so damn good. I regret nothing.
As you might have guessed, I was not impressed by the overall theme of exorcism. Chanting the bible to fight off demons remains pretty lame. However, I think they did bring something... See full review
Story Equal parts corny and enjoyable, Kamisama Kazoku is a solid anime, without managing to quite hit on incredible. Parts of the plot will be predictable for anyone who is familiar with anime in general, but it's not without it's twists either. Add to that a well rounded ending that leaves you feeling fulfilled, and you've got quite an enjoyable, short romp. At only 13 episodes, the pacing was rather well done, with no episode feeling like filler for the main story arc. Animation The characters and backgrounds were bright and cheery, fitting the overall feel of the story, while... See full review
Story (3/10): The plot starts off in a very unique manner, but then quickly goes downhill from there. First, the girl rejects the guy. Then the guy rejects the girl. Then it switches. Again. And Again. And again. And aga- You get the point. I saw quite a bit of potential in this series during the first few episodes, but after that, this show became a typical rom-com with rivals in romance appearing for both protagonists. Kaibutsu-kun's inability to take things seriously put me off the most. Issues that should have been resolved maturely, are instead ignored/interrupted/forgotten through the unpredictable... See full review
Sweet mother of God. This is, hands down, one of the darkest anime I have seen. But, I haven't seen a whole lot, so I can't judge by other than what I've seen. ANYWAY Shiki is a beautifuly done anime that portrays a dark and engrossing story of survival on more than just one end. There are several characters to remember, the animation is great, and the music is spot on. For story, Shiki has outdone itself. it starts with a mysterious occurance killing off villagers. What I like is that you find out what's going on quickly, but you still learn more as you watch. What this anime also does is that it plays... See full review
Well yes, this is a review of school days, and I know pleanty of people hated it for allot of reasons, but Honestly the story, characters and animation are all solid. The story is dark and depressing but it is not bad. Honestly I found it very interesting that they made the main character in this show generally just a stupid, and bad person. He seemed to believe that the only way to deal with women was to just ditch them when it was convienient and screw someone else until the other was ready again. I would say that most people's hate for this show is not geared toward its plot, or story, but rather towards... See full review
Overall for a summer anime that starts out really fluffy, it does really well. It combines a lot of things that would attract viewers (yaoi jokes and obvious harem setup) without really looking overdone. One of the best parts I found was that the protagonist was quite different from the usual male who gets a lot of women after him just because of his honesty. I do not know many anime's which feature a guy actually rejecting a girl outright at a point in time. Usually it is just ignoring it with the passive approach. The types of girls that are love interests are also a bit unusual, although the... See full review
Bakuman 2. the second season revolving around a pair of manga authors - Mashiro Moritaka and Takagi Akito - and their peers, as they try to make a name for themselves in the intense business world of manga publishing. This was a terrific choice for my "return to anime", because it's so easily digestible and thus easy... See full review
I'm gonna skip giving an overview of the plot simply because I hate when reviewers do that. Anyhow: Story: I wasn't fond of the first one because of the overexaggerated, sappy romance. What I liked about the first season was all the characters besides Kaoru and Aoi, and so I'm happy to see more episodes devoted to the characters and their stories and less to the romance. Animation: I think it's beautiful, but I gave it a 9 simply because I've seen better. I don't mind the way the characters get distorted during a comedic scene simply because that's common in comedy anime and this anime has a... See full review
I usually despise harem anime. I feel I should make that clear from the outset, since I'm about to explain just why I loved Nyarko-san so much. Now, there are a few harem anime series I've enjoyed. I love Ranma 1/2, one of the originators of the genre, though I'll concede that after a while it got tiresome. I also really enjoyed the first season of To Love-Ru, but that's mostly because the harem stuff was balanced out by quality fanservice, great character designs, clever slapstick, sheer weirdness and the author and staff's apparent fetish for completely gratuitous tentacle scenes, a fetish that I... See full review
Review of the first movie.
The production values are good and of the same quality as Broken Blade. I wouldn’t call them amazing as the CGI still feels rough when combined with 2D. The action scenes are otherwise spectacular if you are fond of quick motions and stuff blowing up.
Akito is a 4 movie side story to Code Geass, chronologically taking place between the two seasons. It has some cameos from the characters of the main series but in all it can be considered a stand alone mission with its own cast.
The first movie is only the introduction to the setting and the... See full review
Review Time The anime could have offered so much with its mature content and outlook but all hopes were dashed over the few starting episodes Animation The animation is bog standared though the colour palet was too dark for viewin in some cases and could have been used more effectivly in various scenes. The effect of the animation was resonable and was well sutained over the series. The battle scenes wer effective and used a good deal of space that in the run up to attacks which was very much need for the mature content that the animation was trying to convay. Music It was tipical J-pop fair and... See full review
Review up until episode 19.
- Animated by studio A-1 Pictures, which always has good production values and very interesting premises in all its works but has otherwise never managed to produce something exceptional. This is for me their first great show but even here it has the usual problems of not being gritty enough.
- Directed by a… designer. This is his first work as a director, not bad as a debut work.
- Based on award winning novels, which means better than shitty light novels.
The only hype this... See full review
The first season of "Kuroshitsuji" ("Black Butler") was pretty damn cool. I don't normally like episodic shows, but the random escapades were balanced by enough serious arcs to make it work. Not to mention, the humor was chuckle-inducing, the darkness was great, the guys were h-o-t, and some of the characters were flamboyant and fabulous (I'm looking at you, Grell-sama). And then they had to go and add some bitches and eff up the whole franchise. Story: Little Blonde Slut and his demon butler, Sebastian 2.0, have a war to the death with our original protagonists. And a prostitute... See full review
If you're not a massive pervert, you simply won't get as much out of this anime, if anything. So if you're not an echi fan, watch something else, because this anime doesn't go for more than five seconds in a row before making an inuendo out of something. No, not something. Everything. Which is this show's redeeming quality.
There simply isn't much of one. Which, considering the point of this anime, is a good thing. A major story plot would just get in the way of all of the echi goodness. Seriously. Yogurt slide. Interested yet? Animation Character models... See full review
While making this review, I was trying to keep it as short as possible, keep this in mind. I personally prefer short reviews, with as few spoilers as possible. If you have any questions, please go ahead and ask or Google your question.
Seika High School, once an all-boys school notorious for its wild students and for generally being a terrifying place for girls, has recently become a co-ed school. With the female population still a minority and living in fear of the over-the-top antics of the males, Misaki Ayuzawa takes it into her own hands to reform the school and allow the... See full review
After listening to my brothers gushing for three days straight I decided to finally give it a go. To be honest, the first few episodes started off a little off for me. I just wasn’t feeling it. Or more importantly, I didn’t feel as engrossed as I needed to be to continue with the series. But by episode five things finally started to pick up. From there on for a while things went pretty smoothly and I found myself breezing through the episodes, but not before long I would be a step back when again I felt like the series was starting to lose my interest. The last few episodes were great but did I... See full review
This anime is without a doubt one of the most unique I have ever watched. I would highly recommend it. It definitely is not the mind bending thriller that death note is, but it has a lot of action and a good thing going. For anyone who has played MMO's you will quickly relate to this anime. This anime could be the best one ever, the story line is limitless. Outline: New online game Sword Art Online is released utilizing NerveGear. A simulation that is basically an MMO reality. Players get trapped in the game and have to conquer 100 levels to get ouf of the world.See full review
First off, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the original Aquarion. It hit all the right notes in what I look for in a series. 1) It took itself at face value. 2) The cast was entertaining. 3) The plot was interesting. 4) The titular mech looked FREAKING AWESOME, and 5) Over the top action every episode. Basically, it had heart.
It was missing one thing, despite this. This sole thing that would've made that show so much more entertaining and consisent.
Enter 2011/2012's Aquarion EVOL. Taking place roughly 12,000 some odd years after the original series, it features a brand new cast, a brand new DEAVA, a brand new... See full review
First: I enjoy both versions, i think they did a great job with the dub. Wonderful scripts. If you are a plot enthusiast, do yourself a favor and ignore all the people that write this one off. Yes, it can be a little confusing at first because there are several different groups of characters exacting agency and they all want different things. What joins the characters together isn't so much a cause as a place—Treasure Town. Not everyone in the movie has a clear or easy to understand goal, they all just want to exist in different ways and cannot do so without infringing on each other's... See full review
Angel Beats! is like a house of cards being built by someone who gets easily frustrated; a good idea, but by the end it all falls apart because it just never stays still. As a concept, Angel Beats! is something new with the whole purgatory/afterlife-school thing, and that could have worked, but it doesn't get very far with it. It just doesn't seem to lift itself off the ground that much.
A major problem with Angel Beats! is that we as an audience are supposed to accept things without any clarifying statements. In fact, that's the first thing that comes up in the series. Otonashi asks where he is and... See full review
***This is a somewhat spoiler free review. I tried my best to word things w/o spoiling anything.*** I recently put up my overall thoughts of this show on my blog. While my posts there are mostly opinionated, I try to step back when writing reviews so that only the facts come through on my reviews with little of my own preferences affecting the overall score. If you would like to see my orginal post of this show, click anywhere on this text and it will send you to my post on my... See full review
This is just a three minute clip where kids say, "Things Slowking likes... taking a walk." Not realliy interesting nor does it have any redeeming qualities besides seeing some pokemon here and there. Story: Goes through the life of Slowking... really exciting Animation: Pretty good, but nothing special Sound: The kids voices were incredibly annoying (I watched the sub) Characters:... there is SlowkingSee full review
I really loved the story of this series. I felt that it was unique and interesting. The animation was sorely lacking. It felt like I was watching a slideshow of pictures for a great deal of the series. It started getting better towards the end. There were times when I thought I might just quit watching just because it really got annoying at points when you'd hear lots of stuff going on but there would just be a nonmoving picture showing. The story starts out in a small village with a girl named Flute and a boy named Hamel. The village is pretty small and in the... See full review
It's only about 30 minutes long. So if you just want to have everything for Violinist of Hamelin watched, go for it. But it really has nothing to do with the story at all. Though it is the only thing that is completely animated. If you've seen the series then you'd understand. Hamel's character is silly and cartoonish in this movie. Nothing like his character in the series. It's about the group of them(Hamel, Sizer, Flute, Raiel, and Oboe) traveling to the North Capital. They stop at a small kingdom on the way and help them with ridding the kingdom of... See full review
This is a really cute anime, but I can't help that some of it is lost on western audiences because of the content. The plot is easy, it is pretty much a make believe version of how a bunch of famous Japanese haiku's are written, with the narrator being this guy who collected 100 poems (noticably more love poems than anything else) linking the time periods and characters together. THis means that something you have to remember that while the characters are real, and the poems are real, the plot is not. Likely for Japanese viewers who would have studied these poems sometime in school it would be obvious... See full review
It was obvious from the description and the preview of this show that it was going to be a fanservice anime. Even then, it failed on this part. There have been a few decent ecchi anime that had a plot that had substance, and even shows that didnt have the best plot but were enjoyable...but this was not one of them. There was a lot of opportunity for it to be very raunchy, with the plot basically being that there is some demon like people who use the energy of humans for their own good, and this girl happened to get this guy whose energy source is linked to him being horny. You could easily have gotten... See full review
The greatest Heroes from all around the world are assembled at the metropolitan city ofStern Bildto compete in the greatest reality show about superheroes in the planet, Hero TV!! These mighty Heroes, who are also in the group of extraordinary humans with special powers known as NEXT, will test their physical, mental and their ultimate super power to fight off criminals and protecting Stern Bild from vicious crime and evil and compete for reputation points and popularity to become Most Valuable Hero of Hero TV, thus making their name marked in the history books. LET THE BATTLE BEGINS!! Well... See full review
Story (7.5/10) I don’t really like slice of life anime. They tend to bore me. I’ve already got my real life, after all. Hyouka disabused me of this notion. It is full to the brim with an enrapturing charm that sucked me in with each episode. Kyoto Animation’s handprint is evident - the main character, Hōtarō Oreki, immediately reminded me of Haruhi Suzumiya’s protagonist, Kyon. He narrates and chronicles the adventures of the Classics Club with sharp and entertaining wit, propelling us forward in each story. There are numerous parallels between the two, but rather than a... See full review
In all honesty, Bleach is extremely hard to review because there is such a drastic change in quality partway into the anime. I would say that the first part of the anime (prior to Rukia being captured) is very well done and I would give it roughly an 8.5 out of 10. The characters are solid, and their interactions are humorous. Once Rukia is kidnapped and everyone goes to the spirit world, the anime suffers a serious decline in quality. This is because the manga hadn't finished so they made filler episodes to kill time while the author made more volumes. As result, several episodes go by where nothing is... See full review
yugioh is show that I recommened only to those how are fans of yugioh like me or have atleast play the card game or you are going to hate it for not understading what the fuck is going on cause the show is heavily base on it. The plot is about a kid named yugi how his grandpa gave him an ancient puzzle that they said was imposible to build called the millanium puzzle, but to every ones surpise he was able to build it and by doing so he unlock the spirit that rested on the puzzle that does't remember how he and what conection he has to the card game know as duel monters. So yugi with the help of his... See full review
This show is literally about nothing their is no story and just random shit with no plot happening but i still find it really entertaining to say the least. From the want the fuck opening and endings to all the random shit happening. This is a show the if you try to take serious you will find yourself hating it to the core couse is impossible to take serious. animation isn't the worst but is not that good either the only thing i can say is i have seen worst their is only one present song in the hole show and is the opening and is a really catchy song. the voice acting was really good in both the japanese... See full review
Rosario+vampire was the first not main stream anime I watch and I have to say that i really enjoy it. The anime is not as good and the manga but if you go to it with a clear mind you will most likly enjoy it. The story is about a guy name Tsukune Auno how fail his highschool entrence exams so his parents enroll him in a school the doen't require test to enter called Yokai academy. what they don't know is the the school is actually a school for mosters were they teach the how coexist with humans and is any human past the barrier that protect the school they would be killed in the spot. As luck has it he... See full review
After the most passable and silly Degeneration, comes the second CGI film titled Damnation. Assuming you already read what I said about the previous movie, I will not repeat myself and will mention only the aesthetic differences in this one.
-The CGI quality has improved slightly in motions and lip-sync. It also feels far darker, bloodier, and grittier.
-The setting is more interesting as it takes place in a war zone located in a city. No more silly fluffy areas and annoying civilians running around.
- Voice acting is laughable, especially for Leon. I mean, come... See full review
Most anime is some form of coming of age story. Heck, a large chunk of literature is about growing up. From Journey to The West (Dragon Ball those in the know) to Guilty Crown to Catcher in the Rye, it’s all about how a boy (or a girl. Anime likes to tell this story about girls a bit, too) learns to accept himself and then change the world. Tsuritama, surprisingly, manages to... See full review
Story: 6.5/10 The movie’s story is literally both the Clannad and Clannad: After Story series smushed into a single 90-minute feature. I don’t wish to spoil any more than I am already about to do, but it’s clear that Toei’s writers had issues compacting a story that makes up a 47-episode series into one-and-a-half hours, as many important scenes are either given too little screen time or emphasised far too much than they need to be(e.g. we see far too much of Nagisa’s play, even though its only shown for about 2 minutes in the series). It is still the great... See full review
Has to be said that the summer 2012 Anime season was a bit overrun with slice of life genre anime. However, Tari Tari caught my attention for two reasons; the first being the fact it’s a P.A Works title (The studio is most well-known for Angel Beats, and the winter horror series, Another, both of which I enjoyed), and the inclusion of music. I’m a big fan of K-ON!, so I was always drawn to this title. It started out well, it got a bit dull halfway through, and it ended on a high. Here are my thoughts for this interesting little series. The show focuses around a group of five... See full review
Dragon Ball started it all... well I don't know, but everyone knows what it is. Dragon Ball is great and keeps my interest through every episode. Humor, action, character developement, and it is the start of a dynasty. Story: Goku (our main protagonist) is a pure hearted kid who loves martial arts. He lives only to get stronger and help others. Goku makes friends, conquers enemies, and revives the dead by collecting the dragon balls. Goku is crazy strong possessing super human strength (mostly because he is not human), but the fights are not as crazy and outlandish as in Dragon Ball Z and... See full review
I finally got around to watching Studio Ghibli's Secret World of Arrietty. What a master piece.. The art and animation were superb, like any film by the world's finest: Hayao Miyazaki. The soundtrack is incredible. Never does Studio Ghibli fail to impress me with their music and sound. The story-line they thought up was brilliant; a heart touching adventure into the world of the borrowers. Survival of the fittest is all that is relevant to the poor creatures, and some people ruin it for others. There are always... See full review
Well let us see, did I enjoy this anime? The answer is no, this is by far the worst anime I have ever seen. No other anime gets close to it. The story revolves around Yuki and Yuno, 14 year olds who need to kill 10 (11) other people (all of which have diarys that tell them the future in different ways) to become god of time or something like that. Sound interesting? It sounded good to me. But then I watched the series, and I regret that. The plot is so badly written it is well a masterpiece in bad writing. The amount of plot holes is simply amazing, I was actually stunned. Since an essay could be written... See full review
- Animated by studio DEEN, which means bad production values and shitty adaptation.
- Directed by Nishimura Junji, who despite his numerous projects, he has prodused nothing of importance. His best works amongst them was the second half of Ranma 1/2 (the part where it gets bad) and Nurarihyon no Mago (a more than typical shonen show).
- Based (very loosely) on the manga by Kamiju Akimine and it is a fine samuai action story. The only other work he has made and got animated is Code Breaker, which is far from good.
Having read the manga the series is... See full review
Story (7.3/10) Accel World started off with a serious bang. It couldn’t quite continue that bang through the entire 24 episodes, but it was certainly something to watch. Accel adheres to a standard shonen formula. Initially, Haruyuki, our protagonist, is more or less a loser, besides the fact that he is pretty good at video games. He is quickly thrust into a virtual world, an act-or-die realm of shifting allegiances, furious battles, and complex history. If you've watched any anime or read any manga, you'll know that this is extremely typical stuff. It relies on this pattern to generate tension and... See full review
Perversion is abound in this one... and it's hilarious! I'll be honest; as a fan of harem, ecchi, comedy types, I tend to be kinder in reviews as opposed to others who judge them more harshly than they deserve. Sora no Otoshimono, or Heavens Lost Property in English, is one of those strange other worldly girl meets earth boy types that does it well. I like the story because it's different. So here it is: Tomoki is a normal boy who just wants to live a life of peace and quiet. But his life is changed when a buxom girl calling herself an "Angeloid" makes him her master. This Angeloid... See full review
Story: A business man gets taken in by a delivery crew sounds like a boring plot, but not in Black Lagoon. There is so much action in this show that it is unrivaled. A great part about this show is that it is believable for the most part (definitely pushes reality but in a good way). If you want in your face action every episode, then this is for you. Animation: The animation is really good in this show. I love how the action scenes are played out and how they are displayed. Getting a lot of action really quickly usually means cutting from screenshot to screenshot. But in Black Lagoon I am always... See full review
Story: Gets an 8. This was a unique show that did not progress how I thought it would. The trio of best friends is... a sad story to say the least (in my opinion). One is just totally useless in the show for the most part. The main character does not get her powers until the final episode, not at all what I expected. The show was sad and boring for a while and weird how it developed. At one point I had no idea who the main character was. I did enjoy the first and last episodes linking together, always a plus. I do not know why I give the story an 8. I found it sad and slow, but I guess it's uniqueness and... See full review