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Mobile Suit Gundam

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 28, 2012

ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
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TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djfL4DS155I

Notice: Consider this a small essay on all of the Universal Century seasons, as I am too bored to write a different entry on each one when they are otherwise following the same storyline.

Osamu Tezuka brought sophistication to Japanese animation, Go Nagai added the dark aspect, Leiji Matsumoto added the romantic... See full review

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

Ultraviolet: Code 044

nickw's avatar By on Jun 28, 2012

I wasn't sure what to expect from Ultraviolet: Code 044 given how unpopular the original film was, but ended up only a little disappointed. The programme had some good ideas and I found the story universe interesting, but the background needed expansion.  It was difficult to care about the characters when you barely knew anything about them, often until right before they died.  Perhaps it would have been better if there were more episodes to tell the story in more detail, and give the characters more back-story.  The style of drawing used suited the series well, giving the dystopian future... See full review

7/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
4/10 overall

Serial Experiments Lain

JokerWylde's avatar By on Jun 28, 2012

This gripping series about a young girl and the events that occur after her friend's suicide is unconventional. The plot is erratic, and takes many twists before it reaches its "conclusion", although that is a generous word for it. It has very styalised visuals, and an atmospheric soundtrack. The air of menace that builds throughout the series is incredible, (particularly the electricity pylons, I just don't understand that). I felt there could have been more character development, although this lack does add to the dreamlike feel that increases throughout the series. Although I felt it starts... See full review

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

Chibi Devi!

Peyton's avatar By on Jun 28, 2012

By the gods this is one of the cutest things I have ever seen. Just wow like just cute overload and it’s not just the babies every character in this anime is cute in one way or another. If you like cute things watch this anime I swear it is adorable. The story CUTE!! Just like everything in this series but still manages to make me feel for the characters with its little dramas in each 5 minute episode. The story flows really well too, each episode picks up exactly where the last one left off. Which is in my opinion very compelling. Another thing that’s great about this series is that because... See full review

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

Akira

siman1's avatar By on Jun 28, 2012

Akira is often seen as one of the feature length animated movie from Japan. It must have been amazing in 1988 and is (to some extent) still amazing to this day. The story is set in the year 2019 in Neo-Tokyo. The story starts by introducing the main characters. The delinquents Shotaru Kaneda and Tetsuo Shima. As they were fighting a rival bike gang called "The clowns". They come to a stop though when Tetsuo (played by Nozomu Sasaki) gets injured and mysteriously gets abducted by the military. Kaneda (Mitsuo Iwata) sets out to find his friend, but when he does he notices that something is very... See full review

6/10 story
10/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Sorcerer Hunters

Peyton's avatar By on Jun 28, 2012

So far this is a pretty good anime since I’m watching it in 2012 so I have to give it some leeway in the scoring. I do intend to update this review when I finish this series so this is just a starting commentary. The story well so far it’s kind of plain but it is still funny. The animation is old school but still good. The sound was epic, I love the sound track but I know a few people who don’t so it may not be as good as I think. The main cast are good but the supporting characters are extremely flat like 2-dimetional most of them have no real reason or exist accept to maybe say a... See full review

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

Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 28, 2012

ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
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Animated by Nippon Animation, which has made many movies and specials over the decades, the most famous being this one. Lupin the Third is historically speaking the first great action/adventure anime, and also one of the oldest still living franchises, over 50 years old and continuously making more entries every year. It stopped having many fans decades ago though, since it was always episodic and... See full review

4/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Yakitate!! Japan

bly19vy's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

Yes, a story about bread, but it's very interesting. It's about a boy named Kazuma trying to make "Japan" which is the bread representing Japan. He ends up working in a famous bread shop named Pantasia and going into tornaments.  If you're looking for something to waste time on and is funny than you should watch it! :)

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

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

VergelAnimeFan's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

Sayona Zetsobou Sensei was one of the best anime ive watched, not the best, but very close. This anime discusses and deals with almost everything in society. it deals it out in a very comedic, funny way with an at-first and later-somewhat suicidal teacher and  his class. There is a vast anoun of characters here with many diffrent personalities. The animation style here is unique and commonly used throuhout all the seasons of Sayonara Zetsobou Sensei (3 seasons with 2 OAVs) and is very appealing to me. The animation is a stroke of genious...save for the Opening theme song, speaking of which the sounds... See full review

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

Blue Exorcist

EroGod's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

Okumura Rin is the typical male shounen lead. He is boisterous and not the sharpest tool in the shed. But what he lacks in intelligence, discipline and overall awkwardness he makes up for with his firey spirit and complete sincereity. It is also in some ways a typical "magic-shool" genre. But it has themes such as the importance of friendship, overcoming obstacles(no matter how impossible they seem), understanding others and giving life your all. It has an interesting group of characters. It kind of reminded me of Inuyasha in some ways. I felt like it could have used a second season. But I... See full review

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

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

EroGod's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

Wow. This show is crazy! The crap they can fit in 12 episodes is amazing! I haven't seen an ending this crazy since Evangelion! All the characters are not what they seem. The character development is amazing. The plot was extremely unexepected and the suspense was insane! I hated characters, then I loved them, then hated them again. It's a little preachy about the concepts of sacrifice and acting for the greater good, or our personal wishes vs. the real effect that may follow. Or "be careful what you wish for" explains it well. The character design wasn't perfect. Shaft studios has a more simple... See full review

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

Welcome to the NHK!

ratchet573's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

Very rarely do you come across an anime that not only tugs at the heartstrings, but also leaves you in stitches. Very rarely is there an anime that has serious heart, yet takes itself lightheartedly as well. Very rarely do you find an anime as balanced as Welcome to the NHK, which somehow manages to not only have some of the best comedy episodes of any anime, but also some of the best drama episodes. It is a very strange specimen to dissect because it has so many different elements, all of which are fantastically executed. That’s not to say this anime is without faults, because it, inevitably, does... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Fushigiboshi no Futagohime

bly19vy's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

Fushigiboshi no futagohime was good,but it seemed like it was the same as any other anime. You know how something wrong is happens and the main charater uses their power to save the world, yeah... What was pretty good was that the animation and sound fitted well into the story. After a while you kinda get bored of it, but it is good. If you're looking for a magical girl anime with a little bit of romance than you should watch it ! :)

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5/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
?/10 characters
6/10 overall

Seirei no Moribito

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS Moribito is a very good anime with a very bad pacing. That is the best to describe it in just one sentence. It is not a show for mass appeal either, as most viewers just want to waste their free time with escapism shows full of stupid people doing stupid things. Thus it is an anime for the niche audience, those who expect something out of the ordinary.

The... See full review

8/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Gekigangar 3

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

Gekiganger 3 is not really an Anime. It is a fictional series, used solely in the Martial Successor Nadesico. In Nadesico, the otaku watch it all the time as a very old but good mecha series (Heck, it even becomes a major twist in the main story!). Gekiganger 3 functions as a tribute to all 70’s mecha series and is nothing more than a compilation of the clichéd motives they all had in common. So, do not look at this small series as a stand-alone, full story. You should consider it as a Nadesico side-story and a comical representation of all the stuff the old mecha series had that made them lame... See full review

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

Guyver - The Bioboosted Armor (2005)

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
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There have been several versions of the same story in several different media. We have the manga version, the anime movie version, the live action movie version, the OVA version and recently the anime series version. But I will stick to the anime adaptations and make a simple review about all of them. The symbols in the scoring mean the following: M = Movie, O = Ova, S = Seires, A =... See full review

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

Gunslinger Girl

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
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Notice: This review covers both seasons of the franchise. I am too bored to write different ones for basically the same thing.

Guslinger Girl (GG) is just a notion. You are not going to watch it for its story, nor for to see how the characters find a solution for their problems. You will watch it only to satisfy your sadistic subconscious, which loves to get pleasure by the... See full review

5/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Gunparade Orchestra

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

Notice: This review will cover both season of the franchice; because they are so bad, they don’t deserve a second. And if you are not fond of nerdraeg, don’t bother reading it at all; it is basically me describing how BAAAD it is in not so civil means.

Gunparade is one hell of a troll show when it comes to its premise. It regards a war between humans and aliens through the use of mechas. One will of course expect to see some sort of Gundam or Macross variant and to his amazement he gets slice-of-life. And indeed, the whole alien invasion is nothing but a poorly inserted element, being... See full review

1/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
2/10 characters
2.5/10 overall

Gungrave

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
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Gungrave is animated by the king of anime tv series, studio Madhouse. As usual they did a wonderful job so here is a bonus in scores just for that. It is also very good as long as you let it fool with your expectations. Seeing how it is based on an action/shooting game with little to no plot and watching the first episode you will be made to think it will nothing more than a... See full review

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

Grenadier

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

Grenadier is the smutty daughter of Trigun and Rurouni Kenshin. It has the same theme in it (fighting for something, either honor, peace, or ambition) and at the same time it has lots of brainless fan service in the form of nude and action. Although most such shows have only an excuse for a story, this one in particular is occasionally trying to focus on its theme in ways that are somewhat smart.

So the story begins with swordsmen being wiped out by modern weapons. A survivor of them meets a girl who happens to be a master gunner with the title of Grenadier. She is on a quest to clear her name... See full review

4/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Jormungand

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 27, 2012

Jormungand is an attempt to create a new Black Lagoon but just from the pilot episode you get a more than lazy shot at it. The exposition is stupid, the dialogues are stupid, and the characters are… well, you know. Not that Black Lagoon was exactly an intelligent show (it was just throwing in a few poor monologues around the cruel way the world works) but at least it had great production values and slightly better dialogues to have more fun with. This on the other hand is making you think it was written by a very angry kid who likes to play cops and robbers. Not that it was their fault entirely... See full review

3/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Death Note

annapanna's avatar By on Jun 26, 2012

This show i would highly recommend to anyone looking for something amazing. this show is one of the best i've scene with it's amazingly done animation that is realistic and sets the mood perfectly for this dark feeled detective show with a supernatural twist . the animation is a perfect match to the creators realistic artistic style that sets the mood for the show wonderfully. i wouldn't recomend it for the faint at heart. it is a dark detective show that is very dark and grapghic.covers many interesting questions on humanity it's ideals and questions human nature. the show is very phsycological. it... See full review

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

Blue Exorcist

annapanna's avatar By on Jun 26, 2012

THIS REVIEW DOES NOT PICK FAVORITES IT IS WRITTEN ON PURE FACT FROM WHAT I'VE WATCHED AND IS COMPLETLEY UN BIAST. WRITTEN ON FACTS FOR YOU TO BUILD YOUR OWN OPINION ON THE SHOW. Blue exorcist all together is a show i recomend you take your time to check out. It has an interesting take on demons and excorcism with a very scifi feel to it. the animation is beautiful and the charecters are decently developed and interesting although some of them are very plain, but atleast the character desighns are unique and creative. the show has a nice strong beginning. during the middle of the series the story... See full review

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

Grave of the Fireflies

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 26, 2012

ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
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The 80’s were the decade when the atrocities of war stopped being taboo and several anime were made to depict the aftereffects, the most direct of which was Barefoot Gen with the bombing of Hiroshima. Grave of the Fireflies takes a rather different approach to the subject by focusing solely on its characters and not on the actual catastrophe, in this case the bombing of the Kobe... See full review

9/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

UFO Robo Grendizer

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 26, 2012

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TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW8JKCouIA4&feature=related

This is yet another series made by the infamous time traveler Go Nagai. He proves for the third time how he can go back and forth in time and space and even cleverly hide this ability better than Kira in Death Note. In this series from the future (whose main idea was again never copied in the future) we have... See full review

3/10 story
3/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
5/10 overall

Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 26, 2012

Isn’t it strange when a character behaves out of… character? Imagine when a whole series feels out of… series. Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun (GN) is such a series and the reason it is so frakking bad in its own way.

This anime is of course a harem and one should expect nothing but substitute for porn and, if possible, some jokes. The joke part is how most of the times the male lead is a weak-useless-unreliable-undecided-scared-waste of mankind who for fan catering reasons all the girls in the show dig him for that. This show tried to have a twist in this formula by making the lead... See full review

2/10 story
5/10 animation
4/10 sound
5/10 characters
3/10 overall

Gosick

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 26, 2012

FIRST IMPRESSIONS Detective stories used to be about middle aged men and women with high intelligence solving cases of murder or robbery. It was always a procedure of analysing data, looking for clues, learning hidden info by onlookers and suspects. After a long line of thought processing, you would get an answer that would leave you saying “Oh, I get it now; it makes sense”.

And then Japan takes this concept and makes a joke out of it. If you think about it, all anime with detectives have an element of supernatural, magic, psionics, mind-control, reality alteration or something... See full review

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

5 Centimeters per Second

Stravagante's avatar By on Jun 26, 2012

This anime started off really well in it's first episode, both characters and the feelings they had for eachother became perfectly apparant. I felt for these kids and I wanted them to work things out.
In the second episode we see the events preceding the first episode. This one is going over my head a little because it focusses on the feelings the girl has, it seemed weird to me, but what do I know? (I would immagine that if you like someone, you would want hat person to be nice to you. But this girl starts to cry whenever the guy's nice to her. But hey, incredibly dense and anti-social guy speaking... See full review

4/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
5/10 characters
5/10 overall

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 26, 2012

Despite being too demanding with what I watch today, that still doesn’t mean I didn’t grow up watching dozens of super robot (SR) shows, which were at least described as silly. I still liked them for that time though. I mean, WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM; I was too a kid once who liked them and was getting excited with what was going on in them. Yet as I was growing older I was gradually getting fed up with them since most were practically minor variations of one another, almost entirely episodic and had very little actual tactics or strategy in them. No wonder as soon as I watched Legend of... See full review

7/10 story
10/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Papa to Kiss in the Dark

Thrawn's avatar By on Jun 26, 2012

Story: It's a simple homoerotic story of a loving son and father who love each other very much in a homoerotic way. And some coincidental conflict to make sure the second episode has plot instead of blowjobs and you got the gist of it. The beginning is kinda crap but the second episode lacks punch, excitement and is dreadfully boring. Some subplots aren't brought out fully and are left in the dark (Pun intended) while the main plot reaches it's generic conclusion. I can't think of anything else for generic. Half the time I was "You don't say" or laughing my ass off at how shitty it is, how much... See full review

2/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
5/10 characters
2/10 overall

Zero no Tsukaima F

cantankerous's avatar By on Jun 26, 2012

The first season was good, but from the second onwards, it only got dumber and dumber. If you were hoping for something better this time around, you're in for a big disappointment. Prepare for a Kaito that resembles Roshi from DragonBall and stupid perverted jokes about big boobs and sex. A perfect example of how you can turn an interesting premise in something incredibly stupid.

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3/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
3/10 characters
5/10 overall

Texhnolyze

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 26, 2012

ARTSY ANIME SERIES
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Texhnolyze is a very interesting project. Trying to deconstruct some formulas and stereotypes, the production team decided to make it as ANTI-MAINSTREAM AS POSSIBLE. Meaning, it deliberately pisses on the casual viewers in an attempt to either make them give up on it or be assimilated to its quirky style. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE! … or isn’t it?

First of all I appreciate... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
4/10 characters
6/10 overall

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 26, 2012

Notice: This review covers both seasons of this anime.

EVOLUTION

The first anime about otaku culture was a pseudo-documentary back in the 80s called Otaku no Video. It was short, simple, with a rather negative image on anime fans, depicting them as creepy and antisocial, even though the protagonist was inspired to create his own anime studio.

Fast forward to the early 2000s and we get Genshiken. It was presenting anime fans in a much more positive way, yet still didn’t hide the awkward things they were doing, which made them seem like freaks in the eyes of... See full review

3/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Maiden Rose

Thrawn's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

Story/Yaoi Guys: The rain is pouring down on the angst below as the train prepares to depart into the sunset dark, deep abyss, the abyss of one man's soul. The angst was in the form of a man, a good looking, bishonen who is a noble of some sort. He gives off a vibe of nobility and deep profound nobleness and approaching the angst is a rapist guy with a rape on his face face who looks like it's about to rape dat ass is mine before this ends You see how profound that is? That's the anime, but not as profound, deep and know what? It's a load of shit, both of them are. You got two countries, Klaus and Angst... See full review

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

Elfen Lied

UncannyDoom's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

At the least, Elfen Lied is something unique. An anime with copious amounts of gore, nudity, and explicit content hitting the screen at every turn. The said content is shown in unapologetic fashion every single time, and this series is definitely not for everybody. Whether it's the blood or the boobies, I can see why Elfen Lied seems to be a pretty "love it or hate it" kind of anime. For me, I wasn't turned away from the gore one bit. The nudity and other stuff I could do without and only one particular scene (A mess is made on the floor, so to speak) really came close to making me outright... See full review

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

Genji Monogatari Sennenki

hamletsmage's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

Story: Genji, also known as Between the Sheets, a Japanese legend. The anime follows the legend of Genji, a prince turned commoner. Despite being a commoner, he’s still fabulously wealthy and uses this wealth to buy his lady friends pretty gifts. And he has a lot of lady friends. Including an Oedipal complex that shadows all of Genji’s bedroom encounters. Aside from Genji’s wanderings in the bedroom area, there isn’t much else to the story. Well, except for the random spirit possessions that seems to kill off a number of young women because one of Genji’s lovers happens to be... See full review

3/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Amitha's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

This is a remake of the first Hunter x Hunter anime that was released in 1999. For a remake this anime is rather good compared to most others. This one tries to stick to the manga as much as possible but for some reason has been made very "casual" or should I say that its censured compared to the manga and the 1999 version. And for the character development I find it weaker then the first one but you still get a hum of what everyone is striving for. I'll make this short though. I'd rather watch the 1999 version over this because it has more story ,sticks to manga + fillers with some... See full review

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

G-On Riders

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

G-On Riders (GOR) is a fine example of how the industry can waste its money without creating anything worthwhile. It is one big parody of sci-fi / mecha / superpowers, it is full of ecchi, and at the same time it is completely empty of likeness. Watching it is learning how to make something out of pure boredom without any regard to if it leaves the viewer with lasting impressions. And unfortunately it is so generic that you will forget it as soon as you finish reading this review.

Let’s start with the produsers. This is a collaboration or studios TNK (which makes almost entirely throw-away... See full review

2/10 story
3/10 animation
4/10 sound
2/10 characters
2/10 overall

Golden Boy

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
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Golden Boy is a legend amongst retros. Not for its production values, or its complicating stories, or its amazing directing, or its mesmerizing soundtrack. All those are just average to good but nothing close to giving it an epic title. So basically all us veterans loved it in our younger years simply because the main character is a COMPLETE PERVERT! You think harem protagonists are... See full review

3/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Angel Beats!

snakebrain's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

**This review contains some spoilers "Angel Beats" is a concise exploration of adolescent angst set against a backdrop of near-constant violence, which is hardly unique among anime.  What I liked about this one, though, was the pervasive optimism -- this is not a particularly dark or depressing show, although it is emotionally honest, which means that there may well be moments to make you cry (I never did, although I came close in the last few episodes).  The violence, though it comes often (and is just as often fairly brutal) has a light edge to it, because, especially in the early... See full review

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

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

FotacienShado's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

You'll have to forgive me for not making this review an entire novel, but I prefer to be clear and make my reviews short. Now, onto this movie, which I had waited a long time to finally see (english dub). The story was, mediocre. It clung on to the same principle and tried to over-use the whole "change the world to make it a better place" theme. Ed and Al were still awesome, but here, the relationship they shared with other main characters, like Roy Mustang, was terribly morphed. I know that in the actual series there was never a true established friendship, but in the movie it almost seemed like... See full review

5/10 story
4/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
6/10 overall

Glass Fleet

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

Glass Fleet is studio GONZO’s attempt to make its own version of Legend of Galactic Heroes. That is the same as expecting from a monkey to write something close to Shakespeare, so you know right away it will not end well. Although the basic theme is the same (trying to unite the galaxy under a new, fair leadership) the way everything happens is one big mess. Every single event in this show is based on the rule of cool and not on some sort of strategy or reasoning.

But it’s not like it doesn’t have its merits. The setting is quite catchy on a superficial level, as you basically... See full review

4/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Holy Knight

LeQr's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

I usually don't write reviews, because I think it's really boring to write them and no one would read my reviews anyways lol. But I guess this is going to be first one. Someone might wonder why did I decide to write a review? Because the anime made me speechless. In a bad way.. Anyways about the anime. The plot. It's about some vampire girl who is being hunted by some kind of organisation( wasn't really explained why, maybe because she's a vampire) and she wants to have kids from guy-protagonist ( isn't explained either why she wants it). In the beginning plot doesn't make any sense, actually the plot... See full review

1/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall

Girls Bravo

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

Notice: This review covers both seasons, since they have little to no difference between them.

Animated by AIC Spirits, a specially formed studio just for ecchis. Hm, I guess it was given to the proper people. It is also the first anime that was directed by Aoki Ei, and remains up to now as his worst job. Luckily, he never bothered with this sort of shows again and went to direct some goodies. Which ones? Garden of Sinners and Fate/Zero are the most famous, although many will still remember Gai-Rei: Zero and Wandering Son. He is cool; I like him. So basically we have the proper studio and a... See full review

2/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
4/10 characters
3/10 overall

Bakuman. 2

Zutto's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

Good anime overall. I enjoyed first season and the second one also. But i think it could have been better if the setting was a bit more 'mature', if you know what i mean. One thing i hate is their new editor. Miura you useless piece of shit, don't let me ever meet you in real life. It's okey for couple of episodes. But to fail the entire season? Fall in a hole and get eaten by vermins please.

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

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

ratchet573's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

Date: June 25, 2012
Subject: Prisoner #90210 Ratchet573
Notes: Subject of test was put in a room and subjected to Haiyore! Nyaruko-san. Subject was then told to give his thoughts. The following is a transcript of his thoughts on this anime.
Purpose: To understand why anime of the “Harem” genre turn him into a raging lunatic. The results will be used to decide in what sector of the asylum to place him. Transcript: I can’t believe I just sat through twelve episodes of this underwhelming, clichéd, and uninteresting mess of an anime. And it’s not like this anime... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
5/10 overall

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

Another example of a show that gives anime a bad name and is hardly an indicator of how good the medium can be. Other than that it is once again proven how low the quality of anime has been the past 5 years if something shitty like that is considered by the fandom as one of the most entertaining shows of the year it came out.
- Animated by Silver Link, a minor studio whose only full works so far have been the equally shitty Baka to Test and C3. These guys pour a lot of cash into making their animations bizarre and vivid but otherwise don’t give a damn about plot or character depth.
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2/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
4/10 overall

Gin-iro no Olynssis

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

Presentation is half the fun of everything. If your teacher is an interesting guy to keep watching, even math can be a nice time at school. And this is the main problem with this show; it lacks presentation. The core story is actually quite good but it was shown in such an amateurish way you end up not caring about it. It is a mix of various post-apocalyptic stories we have seen over the years, all of which are interesting topics to make a story from. Unfortunately, nothing was done in a way for you to chose any other show implementing the same idea to this. Everything is plain BORING! And since I love... See full review

3/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
3/10 overall

Gilgamesh

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

I will sound like a broken record but this anime is yet another good idea with a bad presentation. It tries to do things differently in a tired premise but only ends up making things worse than it already is.

What is the premise? Some kids with superpowers are divided into two groups. One doesn’t like the world and wants to purify it, the other likes it and fights to leave it as it is. And if that doesn’t give you vibes from a dozen other anime such as Neon Genesis or X-tv, then you are a total newb. So yes, the main objective of the anime is damn generic yet the way it unfolds not so... See full review

3/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

Tetsujin 28-gou

roriconfan's avatar By on Jun 25, 2012

TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJK6xlG5Y8U

So, what’s so special about this anime that even your grandfather was young when it aired and still deserves a place amongst the most influential anime ever made? Simple; it is the first giant robot anime ever made. Also, it is the second anime that time did not forget; the first being none other than Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy in the English dub). 

All anime made in the 50’s and the 60’s show a great admiration and fear towards technology and machinery. That is after all the thing which in a very... See full review

4/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
4/10 overall