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Mirai Nikki

flip2012's avatar
Jul 6, 2013

A perfect horror/romance anime very unique and i havent seen an anime like this so i really liked it <3

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

High School DxD

NagatoFan1's avatar
Jul 6, 2013

I personally think that this anime would have been better without all the fan service. It has a pretty good story and a great cast of characters. But for be there was just too much random and unnecessary fan service. But if you can get past all of that it's a pretty good anime.

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

Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san

RingoStarr1991's avatar
Jul 5, 2013

***This is a spoiler free review*** For a short time format anime, Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san sure packs a huge punch with it’s amazing animation and voice acting. Story: 5.5/10 Let’s get this straight; there is no plot in this anime. While some of the episodes build on each other, most are self contained. What you get in this anime is exactly what it does well; gag skits. Literally every episode is something leading up to a gag. While most of the content in the show pertains to Japanese common knowledge, most subs will provide tooltips for the things you might not understand. Overall the... See full review

5.5/10 story
9.9/10 animation
8.5/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8.1/10 overall

Elfen Lied

Fargo's avatar
Jul 5, 2013

So watching this was an experience. If I could give it an alternate title, it'd be "Explicit Discomfort: The Anime". There were a lot of moments that were difficult to watch and scenes that had me cringing or left me disgusted. And while everything I've just said may have had a negative connotation to it, I must say that it was overall one of the most memorable and intriguing watches in my time with anime. Story Nothing too complicated and pretty easy to follow, the story of Elfen Lied tackles themes of racism, loneliness, jealousy, love (or moreso the lack of), and wrings all of its... See full review

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

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W

RingoStarr1991's avatar
Jul 5, 2013

***This is a spoiler free review***   Never in my life did I think that Haiyore! Nyaruko-san would get a sequel but here we are. I won't sugarcoat this; it's garbage. Story: 3/10 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W is by far one of the most generic shows I have seen in some time. Its first season was barely passable as an anime and by god this season remains the same. The story picks off directly after the first with Mahiro housing crime fighting Nyaruko, Cthuko, and Hasuta. A bunch of stuff happens where the gang has to defeat bad guys bla bla bla. While I wish I could tell you what they did this... See full review

3/10 story
4/10 animation
4/10 sound
2/10 characters
3.3/10 overall

Attack on Titan

KingArthur13th's avatar
Jul 5, 2013

Attack on Titan, by far the most hyped anime series this year but unlike Sword Art Online, it is actually quite well deserving of most of the hype. Attack on Titan is a creation of a much darker shounen anime, a amazing survival series that just drags you in. Attack on Titan knows how to deliver the suspense and horror while getting you to fear for the character's safety. With the appearance of each Titan, you start to think about who's going to die now, how will the survivors escape, will someone bail out and go crazy? The only real negatives to point out in this show are the high number of still shots... See full review

8/10 story
9.5/10 animation
10/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
9.2/10 overall

Angel Beats!

ShadowSpadeX's avatar
Jul 5, 2013

I am going to be posting reviews on YouTube under the username RavingAboutNonsense, so if you would like to see a more detailed review of this, or another series I have reviewed, I would suggest visiting my account there. (On the date of posting this review, the video is not up yet) This is my first review on this site, so please go easy on me. I'm new to the site. Story: 7/10 Angel Beats! follows our main character, Yuzuru Otonashi, who has ended up in a school in the afterlife without ant memory of his life prior. He joins the SSS (Afterlife Battlefront) in order to try to remember his past. The... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

RingoStarr1991's avatar
Jul 5, 2013

***This is a spoiler free review*** With the total failure of Date a Live and utter disappointment of Suisei no Gargantia, it’s a good thing there were other decent shows. While I lost interest in Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru in the middle of its airing, the amazing cast really brought this anime home. Story: 5/10 So while the premise of the show really interested me, most of the content was just boring in my honest opinion. The show follows Hachiman, Yukino, and later on Yui as they help fellow classmates with their problems. While the cast interactions really made this show... See full review

5/10 story
7.1/10 animation
8/10 sound
10/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Another

AironNeil's avatar
Jul 5, 2013

**This review contains (some) SPOILERS since I feel I need to mention some plot points** If you don’t want any spoilers read below: Another has a pretty slow start that doesn’t start to get interesting until five episodes in since it’s explaining the show’s “curse”. Even though the show promises some pretty sweet gore porn it doesn’t deliver very much of it, although the ending is not what most people will be expecting it’s somewhat contrived. The animation has high quality, but not really inspired; however, what delivers the killing blow is that only one... See full review

6/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
4/10 characters
6.6/10 overall

Cross Game

StevenSAKUJO's avatar
Jul 5, 2013

Story [5/10] Cross Game is a fairly slow paced, light-hearted sports anime that focuses a lot more on the characters and their relationships rather than the actual base ball itself. A lot of the episodes are pretty much fillers and not many real challenges arise for the protagonist Ko. Unlike a lot of character-obsessed animes we don't get many story arcs at all (arguably none) and few relationships recieve any development despite the anime being fairly lengthy. It's hard to explain how effectively every episode wastes its time but the best way to explain apart from how much attention minor characters... See full review

5/10 story
5/10 animation
4/10 sound
5.5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Arata the Legend

Skylos's avatar
Jul 5, 2013

Subject to change. Or maybe not. Depends on whether I missed something or if I'm unhappy with this. But I doubt it. I don't wanna spend too much time mulling over something so stupid after all. OP is over powered, for some of you who are unculturized. Satelight brings you Spring 2013's most brain-dead, cringe-worthy, head-bangingly stupid anime. Trust me folks, you may want to have a bottle of aspirin before watching any of this crap. However, for your safety, I'd suggest NOT watching it. That's all I wanted to say actually. But, as per custom, I'm supposed to elaborate on why you shouldn't... See full review

3/10 story
1/10 animation
0.5/10 sound
0.5/10 characters
0.5/10 overall

Mirai Nikki TV

Varagauzer's avatar
Jul 5, 2013

Pros Great twists in the story, a lot of unecpected things Because of these twists in the plot, the characters become unpredictable which generates intrest in the show The second opening theme was really great (quite a catchy song) The animation creates a dark mood in the anime, which makes it a great mystery The episodes usually ends on a high note Cons Even though there are a lot of great stuff in the plot, the story seems borrowed from a mixture of anime, for instance the idea of becoming god is in may anime such as Needless, or Rin Daughters of Mnemosyne, as well as the love story The... See full review

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

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

RingoStarr1991's avatar
Jul 4, 2013

***This is a somewhat spoiler free review*** Suisei no Gargantia starts out guns blazing with its interesting premise and superb animation but soon falls on its feet before it even gets to third base. Story: 5/10 Out of all the shows this season (maybe aside from Attack on Titan which I dropped in order to follow the manga instead), Suisei no Gargantia had in my honest opinion the best start. The story starts out with Ledo heading into battle against a threat to humanity. In the aftermaths of the battle though, Ledo is transported to a strange world. Little did he know that he is where humanity started... See full review

5/10 story
8.2/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
4/10 characters
5.9/10 overall

The Severing Crime Edge

Bestanimeserie's avatar
Jul 4, 2013

Synopsis
After reading through the synopsis the story is about kiri who has been obsessed with cutting hair since he was a kid and always carry's a pair of scissors around, then he meets iwai a young girl who's hair can't be cut. The girl iwai is also a unwilling participant in a deadly game where other people have ' killing goods' special items to kill and whoever kills iwai gets a prize beyond imagination. Wielding his shears kiri must protect iwai against those who wish to kill her. Story: While the story does start of well and the first few episode's are quite good the show does takes small... See full review

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

Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

Ashlex's avatar
Jul 4, 2013

Anime: Free! Story: Well I love the story contrary to popular belief there is plot line. This anime revolves not only revolves around the boys friendship issues but as well as actual issues the group faces trying to start a club and get members which some highschoolers can relate to. This anime also carries lots of comic relief and Im sure that most girls were pleased to have an anime that does revolve around alot of manservice and for boys who are annoyed by that... just stop I mean look at the girls in almost every anime and how much fan service there is just give the girls this one :D. It is... See full review

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

Steins;Gate

ElPsyCongr00's avatar
Jul 4, 2013

STORY: [10/10] Time-travel is a fantasy that has long spoken to some of man’s deep-seated insecurities. For instance, each and every one of us has regrets, no matter the mask we wear. I wish I had chosen a different school; I wish I had never met that man/woman; I wish I had said “yes” in that moment instead of “no.” Regret comes from the human craving for a sense of control over our lives – i.e., we demand that life grant us a mulligan. But in Steins;Gate, as in any great time-travel story, the viewer is forced to confront the reality that... See full review

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

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

shiftr's avatar
Jul 4, 2013

I will try to make this review spoiler free if you are on the fence about watching Gargantia, and for some reason or other, decided to use my review as a reference for whether or not to watch it. In case I do include spoilers, I will give fair warning beforehand. If you have seen it and are just casually browsing or looking for second opinions, everything is open to discussion :) Story The story unfolds with a space setting in which humanity has left earth in search of another hospitable planet to colonize. This new planet is called Avalon. The story focuses on the perspective of one soldier, Ensign... See full review

8/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
5/10 characters
7.7/10 overall

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai.

LiteralContrast's avatar
Jul 3, 2013

I came into the second season of Ore no Imouto without expecting there to even be a second season. The first season of the series was great, but there was still a deep mystery between Kyousuke and Kirino. I believe season 2 did more than enough to relieve us of that mystery while giving us more miscellaneous. story that I felt wasn't filler, but was great development for character relationships and the story. Warning: this review is tended for those who watched season 1 or Ore no Imouto already. Contains spoilers that come across most peoples minds and will help people understand the story coming... See full review

8.5/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
7.5/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Ergo Proxy

adge3's avatar
Jul 3, 2013

Review of Ergo Proxy Dystopic animes (Japanese animations) have become increasingly present and popular in the last few years, and Shukō Murase's latest endevour “Ergo Proxy” strives to stand out in this convoluted genre. The storyline of Ergo Proxy is a somewhat complex one; we follow the ventures Re-l, an investigator to a domed utopia which exists as a last safe-haven to humanity. Technology is beginning to run rampant in this city and the emergence of mysterious beings known as 'proxys' is provoking a major shift in the world. Re-l searches for the meaning behind the proxy's... See full review

6/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

The Garden of Words

GermanDragon's avatar
Jul 3, 2013

Introduction Every so often, I receive a jarring reminder that time is passing by around me. It feels as though just yesterday I was attending a screening for, what was then Makoto Shinkai's newest film, Children Who Chase Lost Voices. Well, I guess it's time to face the facts: that was nearly two years ago. To be completely honest, the fact that Makoto Shinkai had not only been working on, but had completed another film was a real shock to me. After learning this, I immediately made my way to YouTube to find a trailer for this newest film. And I watched the trailer. And my jaw dropped. By now, the name... See full review

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

Sword Art Online

Meekish's avatar
Jul 2, 2013

I was totally okay with this anime during the first half. I was genuinely refreshed that the main female lead wasn't a dumb bimbo in distress. I wasn't like, "omg best anime ever" but it was a watchable anime and I planned on finishing it with no hard feelings.  But holy hell did they ruin that fast. Literally, over the course of 1.5 episodes the entire series was COMPLETELY ruined for me. Firstly, the first half ended SO abrubtly. Like literally, the worst boss fight ever. It was more interesting to watch Klein learn how to kill a pig in the first few episodes. At this point I'm like... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War

FullmetalCowboy24's avatar
Jul 2, 2013

Critic’s Log: June, 22, 2013. Review #52: Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War
After the disappointment that was the previous Legend of the Galactic Heroes movie called Golden Wings, another movie came out. This movie came out a year before the show started its third season. What did the creative staff make that time? A movie known as Overture to a New War.

  I don’t think giving you a sypnosis of this movie will be needed this time because this movie is an extended retelling of the first two episodes of... See full review

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

Yuyushiki

Mystotakun's avatar
Jul 2, 2013

Now, anyone that knows me personally knows that, depsite how much I try to resent it, I absoultely adore animes that follow a bunch of girls going about their days in highschool. It's not exactly the most manly thing in the world, but we're not hear to discuss my (negligible) masculinity, we're hear to review Yuyushiki. Now, straight off the bat I'll say this...this show follows the tried and tested forumula of every highschool "moe" anime. You've got the girls, you've got the highschool, you've got the random conversations, you've got the club activities, you've got the teacher that everyone... See full review

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

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

LinkSword's avatar
Jul 2, 2013

When this anime was first announced, I didn't know what to expect from it, exactly. Brains-Base is a studio that as of late has been doing superb romcoms (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) and vomit-inducing terrible reverse harems (Amnesia). More importantly, the ''loner protagonist'' theme is used more than it may seem at first, but often just as a schtick for comedic relief and/or an excuse for yet another average romance/school-life anime with a naïve pretension of being different. So, was that the case for Yahari? Absolutely not. Granted, the first episode gave... See full review

8/10 story
6.5/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Angelic Layer

kiminosan01's avatar
Jul 2, 2013

(Warning: this review may contain some spoilers... if you like to live in a trapped and flowery world, do not read. You have been warned!) Looking back at the the anime trailer for angelic layer, one could feel slightly excited that this may have a similar feel to Cardcaptors. Sadly, after finally forcing myself to watch all 26 episodes, I could only conclude that this anime was one of those "back-in-the-day-typical-shoujo-anime" The anime is based upon a girl named misaki who ends up taking part in the game called Angelic Layer, where the players compete against others using their dolls (dues)... See full review

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

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

KingArthur13th's avatar
Jul 1, 2013

Alright let's get to it. Gargantia as I called it, is far from the best series this season or this year and the only real reason anyone says it's such is mainly because of the ending. Give a series a great ending and all of a sudden that makes up for the rest. It's impossible for me to think that way. Gargantia certainly had a great beginning and a great ending but the bridge in between the two cliffs was pretty damn shaky. If anything the series was only good during it's first two episodes and it's last three episodes, everything in between those episodes can be summed up as "meh." The story of... See full review

6.5/10 story
9/10 animation
7.2/10 sound
5/10 characters
6.8/10 overall

Kampfer

Thrawn's avatar
Jul 1, 2013

DTAB presents yet another crappy anime, but one devoid of nudity, sufficient violence and plot. Story: Talking about the story depresses me. I mean, look at the A-P Entry! It's boobs! You don't expect plot or any of that fancy shit when the first picture of the series you see is a girl going "Awww, my bra doesn't fit anymore!". But it does provide a plot and before I get to it, let me make a quick... relation to it, a harbinger of boobs if you will. The progression is like Seikon no Qwaser II. Plot in the first few episodes and then some filler shit that barely touches on plot. If you know... See full review

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

Kampfer Picture Drama

Thrawn's avatar
Jul 1, 2013

Well. This was pointless. It's disembodied- disemboweled -I'm sure there's a difference- animals chatting about marketing practices, business models and a whole bunch of pointless shit. Aside from little thingamabobs that show whose talking or speech bubbles with those three dots indicating that the person intestine spewing animal thinks that the current topic/whatever shit they're talking about is... well, shit. It's more animation than a Picture Drama demands but sometimes you can't remember what each mutilated animal (OK, to be fair, one's- no, I'm sure they're all disemboweled, hanged dog or not)... See full review

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

Nyan Koi!

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Jul 1, 2013

Mild Spoiler Alerts! You have been warned! Nyan Koi was one of the first animes I watched in its entirety hence I feel compelled to make it my first review! So lets jump right in We have the typical highschool drama theme with a tender opening scene of a first kissu(happens to be a yume though). The main character Junpei Kousaka is deathly allergic to cats yet his gentle demeanor often leads him helping any neko in need. This is almost entirely the result of the curse of the cat jinzou statue and a rogue soda can. To avoid becoming a cat and ultimatley losing his life to his severe allergens Kousaka... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
9/10 characters
7/10 overall

Inu x Boku SS

Ldis's avatar
Jul 1, 2013

So i want to talk about Ririrchiyo for starters.Who could be a more delicate , kind  and beautiful girl. In my point of view she is not the typical tsundere character but something much more. Miketsukami is a character that gives you a good point of what is coming next if you pay attention to him.He is another great character which is made to appeal and this is maybe the best way to describe him. I don't lke to spoil certain parts of any anime that is especialy so little in episodes so i will leave you with something that best describes the full Inu X Boku SS experience.Watch to witness how can... See full review

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

Photo Kano

erwindesmond's avatar
Jul 1, 2013

I Really really liked this anime from the start of. This anime has everything almost every types of girls in anime! ( Tsundere Imoto-con etc. ) The first Arc of the stort Thad went on for about 8 episodes whitch went for the first main girl i guess whille he was going for thad first main girl they set the story and scene and mood for all the other girls comming at the endign part of the anime its like 4 girls witch he meets in the story in different scenes to set those scenes as a basis for the 1ep each girl ending arc. So in a complex way they made it like this 70% main girl 30% others whille there... See full review

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

Bakuman.

yamirakuen's avatar
Jul 1, 2013

This review is based on all three seasons of the anime. Alright, this is gonna be tough because I didn't like the first two seasons as much as I like the third season. The overall rating is heavily affected by my verdict for the third season. Story Well, it's pretty good. To be expected from Ōba-sensei, the amazing genius who wrote Death Note (I wish he writes more manga of Death Note's genre, though). Although the premises may sound really boring to some (Manga??? Editing???), the scenes behind what usually churn out awesome manga & anime were really refreshing & interesting (I'm 150%... See full review

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

Saint October

hotspot's avatar
Jul 1, 2013

 Saint October is a magical girl anime with comedy, action and magic (Obviously).  The anime's form of magic comes from tarot cards, the card gets imbued into the users body and then allows them to use magic based off of that card. The story revolves around Kotono, who is given the Justice card. Which is basically the strongest card, it can actually cancel out other people's powers who have a tarot card by using the "Judgement" move. Kotono, along with her friends Natsuki and Misaki fight against a company called the "Reverse Company". The reverse company wants to kidnap a... See full review

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

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

erwindesmond's avatar
Jul 1, 2013

Well What do I have to say about this anime. Wel first of all this contains no spoilers just general info. Firstly if you would like theres a manga of this anime under the same name look into thad if you would like. My opinion: Episode 1 was NICE in general for any mecha fan not nice but Uber Nice XD. The mecha desighn is new and i havent seen them before episode 1 was visualy astonaushing to watch graphical speaking it was splendid afther i downloaded the 1080P version from nyaa.eu ( ive watched every episode in 1080 ). Everything from the background to the Laser was superbly drawn and... See full review

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

Psycho-Pass

Kamishi's avatar
Jun 30, 2013

I suddenly developed a strong urge to see some kind of good anime. Preferably some kind of cyberpunk/mystery/mindfuck/noir combination with good animation quality and a style that I enjoy aesthetically. Possible? Apparently not. I was recommended Psycho-Pass and sure enough, the synopsis sounded interesting and what really drew me in was the fact that Darker Than Black was the third recommended show on Anime-Planet. For those that don't know (hint: look at my avatar) I am a great fan of Darker Than Black. Darker Than Black isn't perfect, but it's a good example of what you can do with great direction... See full review

2/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
2/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai.

snivets's avatar
Jun 30, 2013

I liked the first season of this show. I intensely disliked the second. Story: I felt this season lacked a strong central theme/story thread. Last season, the central theme was "finding acceptance for Kirino's weird hobby." And it worked well. This season's theme seemed to be fanservice. The stories were lame, disjointed/unrelated to each other, cobbled together, and lacked coherency. Characters: Annoying/10. Didn't really develop any further, except Saori, but she turned out to be boring. Too many tsundere chars, and way too much arguing over Kousaka. Lamesauce all around. Overall: Too... See full review

4/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
4/10 characters
4/10 overall

Junjou Romantica

sweet92590's avatar
Jun 30, 2013

Omg this such has so much FLUFF! :D It's so cute but at the same time it has it's sexy-time moments! tehe~ One of the main reasons I love this show so much is because it actually has plot other than just sex. It's adorable and has a lot of emotion in it as well as a LOT of comedy! But overall, if you love the idea of two guys kissing with a bunch of comic relief and cute fluff, then this is the show for you! <33

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

The Flowers of Evil

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Jun 30, 2013

An otherwise boring high school boy, Kasuga, is tempted by the left-behind gym clothes of his crush. Startled by a noise as he picks them up, he runs off, only to find that he has inadvertantly stolen them. Terrified, he hides them at home. Shortly thereafter, he finds out that Nakamura, a rebellious member of his class, saw him steal them. Using his secret as leverage, she blackmails him into a "contract," though what it is or what she wants remains ambiguous until the end of the series. Story: Basically involves Nakamura continuing to be a busybody, Kasuga trying to normally date the girl... See full review

10/10 story
8.5/10 animation
10/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Acchi Kocchi

EHero09's avatar
Jun 30, 2013

When I was talking about anime with a friend on Steam, he brought up the anime Acchi Kocchi. He recommended it for various reasons, the tsundere heroine being the main one. And with that, I sat back and got myself ready to watch some rom-com, even if I did have a bit of trouble to start off. Story There isn't really much of a story for Acchi Kocchi. The heroine, Tsumiki, is in love with a guy called Io, but can't spit it out. Io is oblivious to her feelings. That's pretty much all there is to it. As far as this anime goes, it's a rom-com slice of life, and I personally don't do well with... See full review

5.2/10 story
7.5/10 animation
7.1/10 sound
6.2/10 characters
6.8/10 overall

Ghost in the Shell: Arise

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Jun 30, 2013

I had my hopes up, I was hoping 2013 would bring a few interesting anime. One of the anime I really wanted to see and enjoy was Ghost in the Shell: Arise, as it turns out a prequel to the first move, one of the most important and artistic cinematographic works ever made. But as soon as I started watching crap just started piling up. First things first, the animation, a huge element of the first movie that had a lot of beautiful imaginative work combined with fitting gritty hand drawn animation and magnificent visual exposition that in just a few minutes showed us how the world looked and how it was run. In... See full review

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

The Severing Crime Edge

YoakeCassidy's avatar
Jun 30, 2013

I watched Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge in precisely two days. That was all it took. The episodes flowed over into each other naturally and I'm glad I started late so I didn't have to wait a week every time. Dansai Bunri is the story of a middle school boy, Kiri, who has a fetish for cutting hair. He meets a cursed girl, Iwai-chan, and practically falls in love with her instantly. Being the only one who can cut her hair with his Killing Goods, cursed scissors he inherited through his bloodline (it belonged to a brutal killer), they stick around each other and soon fall in love. Nevertheless, him cutting... See full review

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

HENNEKO - The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat

RingoStarr1991's avatar
Jun 29, 2013

***This review might contain very light spoilers*** I do not care what everyone might think of this anime; yes it is a no nonsense comedy and yes the main character is a huge perve but despite all of this there are many heartfelt and amazing scenes inside this 2013 anime. Story: 6/10 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko is a story about cat gods that make wishes and the unseen consequences of said wishes. The story follows Youto who is for all intents and purposes a huge pervert with a heart full of gold (and most likely blood too). He ends up becoming the reason Tsukiko, the younger Tsutsukakushi sister... See full review

6/10 story
8.8/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.6/10 overall

HENNEKO - The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat

HideyoshiPhantomhive's avatar
Jun 29, 2013

The stroyline was great at first but the ending was very disappointing to me. For the most part, all the characters were great, there were just a few that bothered me but that's sort of expected in an anime. I'm hoping for season 2 since the ending wasn't too great. It was funny but kind of a cliffhanger. 

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

Chihayafuru 2

RingoStarr1991's avatar
Jun 29, 2013

First off if you are at all interested in watching this anime, please do yourself a favor and watch the first season first. This second season picks off directly after the first. ***This is a spoiler free review*** Chihayafuru completely blindsided me when I first watched it last year. No matter how I looked at it, it looked like a Josei anime which is usually a turn off for me. After much consideration though I ended up watching it and I never regretted doing so. Now that the second... See full review

6.5/10 story
9.7/10 animation
9.6/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

Kakumeiki Valvrave

someone173's avatar
Jun 29, 2013

Welcome to an anime called Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave), where everything is made up and the points don’t matter.  Over the last decade or so, Sunrise hasn’t had a very good track record when it comes to original mecha productions, despite having the juggernaut that is Gundam under their belt. For every good production they’ve put out, they’ve churned out just about as many, if not more that are bad. This is a story of how Sunrise decided that they don’t give a rat’s ass anymore. Valvrave is a fairly straightforward story as far as mecha series go... See full review

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

The Devil is a Part-Timer!

RingoStarr1991's avatar
Jun 29, 2013

Straight from my blog
***This is a spoiler free review*** Anime has recently been on a trend of light hearted comedy shows with a heavy emphasis on “moe”. While Hataraku Maou-sama embodies many of these elements, it is surprisingly enjoyable to watch. It also redeems this season by turning this great light novel into a non-mediocre anime (*cough* Date A Live *cough*).  Story: 7/10 The plot in Hataraku Maou-sama flows surprisingly well from the beginning all the... See full review

7/10 story
8.5/10 animation
6/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.1/10 overall

Pandora Hearts

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Jun 29, 2013

Name: Pandora Hearts Anime or Manga: Anime Review Genre: Mystery, Shounen, Comedy, Fantasy, Gaslamp Fantasy and Psychological Thriller. Directed By: Takoka Kato Studio: XEBEC Orginal Run: April 2009 - Steptember 2009 Episodes: 25 Start Date: 19 June 2013 End Date: 28 June 2013 Total Time: 9 Days (1 week 2 days) Main Characters: Alice, Oz Vessalius and Gilbert Nightray. Secondary Characters: Ada Vessalius, Cheshire Cat, Echo, Glen Baskerville, Jack Vessalius, Lotti, Oscar Vessalius, Sharon Rainsworth, Vincent Nightray, Xerxes Break and the Will of the... See full review

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

Origin: Spirits of the Past

Singan's avatar
Jun 29, 2013

Origin: Spirits of the Past is a 2006 movie by studio Gonzo, and just like most stuff they made it turned out to be nothing more than another rookie work with tons of wasted potential.

STORY
Let's have a look at the premise first:
- a post-apocalyptic world covered with sentient forest that was created during a scientific experiment and later went out of control and spreaded across the Earth, wiping out most of human civilization;
- three factions: the forest and its inhabitants; Neutral City, where people put lots of hard work into building a new society and try to find some compromise... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
4/10 overall

Chihayafuru 2

snivets's avatar
Jun 29, 2013

I keep waiting for a confession, but Chihayafuru 2 is a big huge tease. The focus, as in the first season, was on the competitive karuta aspect--making it more or less a sports show--with just enough hints of developing relationships between characters to string you along and leave you wanting more. Gah! Story: Chihayafuru's story is typical of any other sports show, highlighting aspects of training and spending a lot of time battling weird opponents. The only distinguishing feature (and the feature that puts it solidly in the shoujo category) is the romance, but it's so light it's barely... See full review

7.5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
10/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.8/10 overall

Yobou-san to Yoboushiyou

SANC16's avatar
Jun 28, 2013

This is by far the most obscure anime I've ever seen. It manages to be far more obscure than even Sorette Dakara Ne. This anime is basically advice about brushing your teeth for children, then pregnant women and then old people. 

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