This anime could have been a lot better than it is if it didn’t feel like a videogame. Although the core idea is very interesting, it is eventually leveled under clichés, fan catering and bad plot twists.
The production values are nothing amazing in overall. There are lots of reused clips and bad CGI all over the place and character figures look generic. The battles scenes are also quite basic despite being numerous and grand scaled. To the most part you just see champions wasting mooks with a few super attacks and the duels lack exciting choreography. Voice acting is ok, albeit too... See full review
Uta Kata is an interesting idea for a story that did the mistake of becoming a series instead of a movie. The basic concept is extremely captivating but stretching it to last for 12 episodes, most of which are aimless slice of life, ends up killing all the excitement.
To put it very simply, the story is about some girl getting powers from some other girl and spends each episode trying to help those around her with magic. The catch is, most of the times she ends up creating more harm than aid, and thus there is a very dark side to her otherwise supernatural gift. Now let me make a list of the... See full review
Definitely not your average anime out there. Better yet, it doesn’t even look like anime. Yet it packs more innovation than most anime that are produced annually put together.
ART SECTION: 9/10 [Murderous bunnies that do far more than eating signatures.]
It is an amazing work of 3D modeling, using rather simple character models with super lively mannerisms to convey images and feelings to you. Although there are many 3D movies that have done the same thing with far more polygons and details in artwork, very few manage to make 3D models not to feel cold and inhuman to you. Technology... See full review
The early 80’s found the anime industry before a new challenge: THE SECOND ANIMEFAN GENERATION! It is reasonable to imagine how the first generation was all now adults, workingmen who pretty much left behind this hobby and centered on working and working and … um … working? Hell, this is Japan; they don’t do anything else.
So the industry now had to win the hearts of the newer generation of youngsters and to do that it had to adjust to their demands, which were drastically different from those of their fathers and... See full review
By the Gods, when will they learn?
UN-GO is yet another detective show which THANK GOODNESS doesn’t have lolis. Do you know there have been 5 loli detective shows in less than a year? (Milky Holmes, Gosick, Dantalian, Kamisama Memo-chou, and Hidan no Aria). And they were all equally fan catering crap too. Though despite the lack of lolis in UN-GO, it ain’t any better when it comes to detective work. Why? Because we NEVER SEE THE LINE OF THOUGHT!
A good detective story needs its time, its hints, its analysis of clues, and above all it needs to retain a big portion of realism. Well this... See full review
angel beats! is probably one of my favoarite anime for alot of good reason. It has action, romance, comedy, great characters, and a kick ass soundtrack to go with it but with this things aside I still hate the is to short to fully enjoy it. The story goes that one day a highschool student wake up and sees a girl with a sniper rifle telling him the he is death and the if he wants to join her club that fight agains a girl that they called angel the might be a real angel working for god. He think the this girl is crazy and goes after the other girl that tell him that she is not an angel but that he is... See full review
Blood, vampires, blood, vampires, more blood, and more vampires. If those two things are enough to entice you to watch this, then you will enjoy Hellsing thouroughly. With enough real vampires (5) to make a Twilight fan's head explode with the realization of how THAT series sucks, Hellsing can be a vampires lovers dream come true. The story is coherant and understandable in the beginning, but by the end of OVA 2, you wonder what's going on a bit. Thankfully, things are explained, and you begin to enjoy the story a bit more. The characters that are named are, for the most part, memorable from the crazy and... See full review
Notice: This review covers all seasons and movies of the franchise. Reading it is like reading about all of them.
Battleship Yamato (known as Star Blazers in the American dub) is an early work of Leiji Matsumoto and the first example of what a good animated series can be all about. As basic and silly as it may seem today, this series happened to be amongst the most mature titles of its era and opened the way for others to pick up the style and work on it. Anime back then were really childish and crude but this one tried its best to be... See full review
Oh, my God! They killed Tekkaman! – You bastards!
This was a South Park joke that reflects my thoughts about this title. It’s a joke! They killed all the beauty of the original by making a pathetic sequel to a good series.
ART SECTION: 7/10
Although better than in the previous season, the graphics are still medium to good for. There is lot of attention given on explosions and transformations, but all these are quite common for a 90’s series.
SOUND SECTION: 5/10
The sound department has nothing interesting to offer. Unlike the previous season which had awesome... See full review
Although old, the graphics are still very good. And I’m not talking about the human figures or the spaceships; to hell with them; they are one of the same. I am referring to the bioorganic alien Tekkaman suits. Many series have bioorganic suits in them (Guyver being the most known) but none were that imposing. Slick drawings, cool to look at, awesome to watch them fight. They are the main attraction that keeps you watching even through boring episodes.
Tekkaman had great battles by combining mecha elements... See full review
Being one of the first animes I've ever watched, of course it'd be my favorite. I have watched all the English episodes, but none of the English subbed titled eps. Maybe I'm just weird, but once I watch an anime in English, I can't watch it in Japanese. The story is very unique. I remember when I was elementary school, I wanted to be a Sailor Scout, lol. This anime will make you laugh, cry, hurt, and happy. The romance between Damien and Serena was pretty much funny, and perfect at the same time. Characters - Serena is just great. Clumsy, bit of an airhead, but loyal... See full review
One of the reasons I started watching this anime was because it was about sweets. I love sweets myself, so I thought I'd give this anime a try. At first, I didn't think I would like the anime, but, surprisingly, I did! It made me laugh, cry, and feel happy. The art of this anime was good. The drawings of all the cakes and sweets just made me want to reach into the computer screen and grab them! Moving onto characters. I liked Ichigo a lot, she made me laugh, and in some ways, we're similiar. Kashino is one of my favorite characters as well. But I did not like... See full review
- Animated by A-1 Pictures. They usually have great production values but they went easy on this one, so it doesn’t look as amazing as their other works.
- Directed by Watanabe Ayumu, who prefers to deal only with retro-style anime (Doraemon movies and Nazo no Kanojo X).
- Based on an award winning novel. Not a light novel, so there is going to be some quality here.
The show is in a nutshell about two adult brothers trying to fulfill the dream they had as kids -> becoming astronauts. The younger brother kept on to that and managed to be the... See full review
When I first started to watch this anime, I thought it was kind of weird- and it still is. I'm not a big fan of blood and gore, but for some reason, I couldn't stop watching this anime once I started. I don't remember much of what happened, all I know is that it was a pretty good anime. So, if you don't mind bloody stuff, then I say give this anime a shot!See full review
This anime is basically about the animators getting stoned and making a show as wacky as possible. Everything in it is excused to be as such (thus it makes sense) and at the same time there are so many things happening in a chaotic manner that it feels random (thus it doesn’t make sense). To put it in other words, they had good ideas but went easy on the whole thing and focused more on craziness rather than character appeal or good storytelling.
The story is about Mito, a female space pirate captain, heading to Earth with her spaceship in order to see her son as well as salvaging a doomsday... See full review
Old and typical in its premise, Blue Noah (Thundersub in English) was amongst the first war drama/science fiction series to offer to the Western World an ongoing and rather rationalized scenario. There were almost no stand-alone episodes and you even got to sympathize with the bad guys of the story. Quite enough to give it some credit but nothing great considering what else came throughout the years.
I had watched it dubbed as a kid and had no idea it was Japanese or even a sort of tribute to Space Battleship Yamato of the 70’s. Not only it shares the same concept, it also goes for... See full review
Higurashi is an anime that I initially thought would be nothing more than loli’s killing stuff. Cute, adorable characters do cute, adorable things but secretly harbor murderous intent. If that had been the plot of Higurashi, it would have probably sucked pretty bad. Thankfully, Higurashi is a lot more complex than that, and while the loli killers are definitely the selling point of the anime and the main draw, what you will ultimately be sucked in by is the plot more so than the characters. And admittedly, I was going to drop Higurashi about halfway through as I couldn’t understand what the... See full review
Story: 4/10 Never have I watched an anime with such promise develop into something so decidedly mediocre. The first two episodes were amazing, my mind was blown - and then the writers shrugged, turned around, and walked away without bothering to do anything interesting. That is the sad truth of Guilty Crown: a lack of solid direction and stable plot can ruin a show despite extremely high production values. As crazy as it is, the following has become anime cliché: a mysterious young girl is going to serve as a catalyst for (the end of the world/’evolution’ of mankind) and it’s up... See full review
Story: 3/10 Boy, where do I even start? The plot follows a group of kids in high school that run a company (Otogi Bank) that does pretty much any random request that you want for a fee. This scenario serves as a plot device to have the characters run around do an assortment of tasks while one of the worst romance plots (if you can call it that) plays out. Add in the weird plot of Ryouko's ex-boyfriend trying to use a whole school of delinquents to try and make her life miserable which gives the show some fighting scenes. In the end the story tries to do too much so it end up doing nothing well. About the... See full review
Being my fourth mecha series so far, straight after titles such as Code Geass and Eureka Seven, I remember having quite high expecations of Guilty Crown when I first got word of it. Fortunately for me though - since high expecations tend to ruin my experience of a series -, I was already watching quite a number of other, good series at the time, which resulted in me forgetting about Guilty Crown for more than a month. So when I finally picked it up, I had forgotten what I expected of it, and started watching with a fresh mind. Like most animes of medium length (~20-50 eps), Guilty Crown proved not to... See full review
This is actually the 13th episode of the first season. It's both counted as separate, and as a part of the first season because it's more of a bridge between seasons one and two. As such, I reviewed this with the rest of the first season. However, to say a little more about this episode, and it being a bridge between the season... It really doesn't have that much to do with the second season, I think. Very misleading, as it's mostly about Nakasugi and Senkawa, and the second season doesn't focus on their relationship very much. Though, I actually enjoyed this episode more than I enjoyed the rest of the... See full review
Kimi ni Todoke is one of my favorite animes of all time. Probably because I'm kind of like Sawako, shy and whatnot. It's not as easy to me to make friends, but I get there, just like Sawako does. This anime was slow-paced, and I actually liked it. The characters developed more and more after each episode, and I found myself falling in love with them. Even Kurumi (Ume), lol. One of my favorite characters was Pin! He was very funny and a loud character. The reason he is one of my favorites is because he reminds me of some of my family members. Another obvious... See full review
Warning in this review I may spoil the complete ending of the anime. And maybe the rest of the anime to. ~Enjoy~ Plot: The plot was different than the first 3 seasons of Queen's Blade (yes I'm counting "Utsukushiki Toushi-tachi" as a season) the plot was focused on something new. The "Queen's Blade" didn't have so much to do with it. It wasn't about Reina anymore, but the plot was now focused on Anne-Lotte, the only member left of House Kreuze. Anne-Lotte has a high sense of justice and the only thing she wants is to defeat the Thunder Queen and to bring peace to the Main... See full review
At first, I thought this anime was going to be boring and not very interesting. However, I gave it a second chance, and I'm very glad I did! This anime really got me laughing and crying. It was very hilarious. The characters were very interesting. Also, the storyline was exciting to me; it's not an everyday thing to see a couple where the girl is taller than the boy. If you haven't watched this yet, give it a try!See full review
This is one of my favorite animes ever! I didn't expect it to be so hilarious. It kept me wanting more and more as I watched each episode. The characters really develop after every episode, and they are all unique in their own way. The English voice actors did a very amazing job, and fit their characters very well! Though not much romance was involved, and I really love romance animes, it was still very good. School Rumble has made me laugh over and over til my stomach hurt. If you have not watched the first or second season yet, you need to!See full review
ok before i get started with me ratings are only proportional to the show/series - 10 out of 10 doesnt mean best thing ever but still means reaaaaaallllyy good lol so to start......OMG THIS MOVIE WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! lol but seriously it was reeeeeeeaaaalllllyyyy good :DDD though im not sure if thats cause of how good it was, or that it just farrrrr and way passed my expectiations of it - which actually were pretty low, lol i bought it on dvd about 2 months ago *because it was on special* and then only just decided to watch it last night as a break from uni/tafe assingments and then i was just blown... See full review
Bakemonogatari is a relatively unique supernatural anime that likes to rely on symbolism and dialogue. Whether or not you find the symbolism intriguing and the dialogue witty will ultimately determine whether or not you find enjoyment watching this anime. I'm normally a fringe anime reviewer that likes to review anime that aren't too mainstream. After seeing Bakemonogatari though I can't help but want to write about it knowing it will be a lot of fun to write about. There seems to be a lot of other people that share this sentiment. That being said I personally did not enjoy Bakemonogatari as much as the... See full review
-Story- I'd like to start by saying that I watched the ADV gag dub of this show, and my review is based on that version. I found that the series started out very funny, but as the show drug on, I found it less and less funny as the same jokes were made again and again. The lack of variety of the jokes really hurts the show in the later episodes. I laughed a lot in the first episode, but hardly laughed during the last episode. The gag dub format of the show works well in the begining, but the writers kept making the same jokes. If I was able to laugh as much as I did in the first episode throughout the... See full review
This anime was very slow to start. The characters were pretty much straight forward but there was very little development. The story took quite a while to get going... it wasn't until episode 6 of 12 that we finnally find out the significance of the main character, Shiratori Kuu. I found this anime worth watching but somethimes annoying... I found myself wanting to fast-forward through the battle sequences(they weren't very engaging)... I would have much prefered to see a bit more character development in this series. With that said however, I always reccomend any anime... See full review
Looking back at the various incarnations of Fujiko Mine, any observer will recognise a mere handful of common traits, most of them incidental (sexy, traitorous, gunslinger), rather than grasp fully who she is as a person. So, perhaps it helps to focus on what she isn’t: definable, fathomable, consistent. The enduring allure of Fujiko Mine across generations and several reinterpretations is that she rarely lets us see into her soul. In some past incarnations this was because of lazy characterisation or sheer necessity of... See full review
This old shounen still packs some punch (literally;)).
Battles are swift and exiting and they rarely take more that an episode to finish. And although you often can guess who is going to win a fight, the twists and turns and (un)expected revelations make it a thrilling ride. Very cool and creative powers. Likeable and developed characters. This is where the series shines: almost every character is likeable in his or her own way: the comic ones make you laugh, the badasses will impress you with their skills and the background of each of the character will make you feel closer to them... See full review
Ah, what a sweet little series that was. 12 stand alone episodes about girls who reminisce about a boy they once liked, but who has moved away. This does sound like a recipy to do the same thing over and over again, but every episode and girl is actualy pretty unique. They also manage to make a wellrounded story in every episode that never feels rushed, dispite the short runningtime. The quality of the stories and the likability of the girls varied per episode, ranging from meh to very good, with most of them being good. Recommended if you like to watch something short and sweet, with romantic themes... See full review
I am pleased to present you with a review of a refreshingly unique romance anime when compared with the rest of the genre. While a lot of anime don't bother to get their characters very far in terms of developing relationships, Lamune actually showcases the development of a relationship. Despite looking like it might turn into just another harem anime due to the fact that it's based off a dating sim and has an overabundance of female characters, Lamune instead focuses on the romance between the main characters. Story 7/10 Lamune is a story about the growth of a childhood friendship into a budding romance... See full review
Critic's Log - Earthdate: September 6, 2012. Review #19: Shin Chan What do Hemorrhoids and Shin Chan have in common? THEY ARE A PAIN IN THE ASS! ANNNND! That's it... Here is Shin Chan! Shinnosuke Nohara is a little boy who seems to do everything he can to annoy his parents and teachers (and succeeds wildly), but only means the best, he just tries to have fun and in doing so does things which will create the maximum irritation in others. That is the basic plot summary of Shin Chan. Do I need to say anymore of it? To Be Technical, this is a Shin'ei Doga production (the studio that... See full review
Esta serie en genial es genial, ademas de tener una trama mas profunda de lo que se ve a simplevista, cuando uno empiza a relacionarla bien entiende muchas cosas, que hacen a la serie mucho mas grande que lo que parece, mi personaje favorito aqui es el diamante en bruto del escarabajo del estiercol no es mala persona simplemente los demas no entienden bien su drama.See full review
At first I thought from the title of the show that is was some sort of social drama regarding poor NEETs who couldn’t score or play erogames, but turns out it is something entirely different. Not for the best though.
- Animated by Feel, a studio that makes only shitty ecchi anime.
- Directed by Takahashi Takeo, the guy who also did the somewhat nice Spice and Wolf, but is otherwise just another guy deep into passable ecchi titles.
- Based on a light novel, which means a light story. And in this case, just another Shana clone.
Just from the get-go, you already... See full review
If you were lucky enough to never came in contact with the game, you might like this. Characters. The main character is Dante – one of the demon hunters. His legendary thanks to his outstanding fighting skills – and even if you won’t be really fond of the anime, you might like the fighting scenes. They’re worth watching. What else about Dante? The owner of the recognizable red coat and enormous sword is also known of his laziness and love for the strawberry ice-creams (and strange taste in pizza). The little perks of life. Dante’s also a poor gambler and deep in debts... See full review
**SPOILER** The ending was absolutely horrible and heartbreaking, and the manga is much different. Same story line and base, but over all very different. It was overall an amazing anime, but the ending will surely break your heart.See full review
Kokoro Connect Story : It is soul switching and all, but I feel if the story goes for a little longer, it will be more interesting. Even though it is not really that "good" in a sense, it does shows the values that friendship is important during the hard times. Animation : It reminds me of some anime, though I cannot remember... The characters are super cute, the eyes looks like K-On, so the animation is good I guess. Sound : To be truthful, I kinda like the opening, it is not a "rock" music. I prefer "soft" music, though I don't really like the ending song... See full review
Compared to the first season in which I did really like, the 2nd season was less climatic and actually more 'peaceful', yet I kept watching it till the end, probably just to see a resolution to the story or maybe just due to liking the main characters.
Animation: This is what I shall always be critical about, I have never liked BeeTrain's style which tends to drag the story and make everything slower paced than they are supposed to be. Noir and Madlax have been a snore fest for me, Tsubasa Chronicles although having a manga to backup, had almost the same pacing with characters wearing static... See full review
Some anime are just so manly that they no longer can be considered mere anime. They fall into the rare niche genre of MANIME!. Anime for men! Yes this anime is very manly! Its so manly infact I cried manly tears several times during my time watching this. If anything I'd say it was Silver Fang Gin, but instead of dogs... it actually had people and was much more realistic... but thats not saying much considering how realistic Silver Fang was >_> Story- The story... is very contrived, prepare to suspend you disbelief if you plan on watching this anime lol. So the story centers around our... See full review
Short review. Story - 7.5/10 If you've seen Great Teacher Onizuka, this is just what Gokusen is about. Only it's a female and she's the heir of a Yakuza gang. I've always liked the idea of teachers dealing with delinquents and changing them into better people. It's one of those animes that actually inspires me and that teaching is actually a very rewarding job. Plus, the slapstick comedy is pretty good in this one. Only thing that bugged me was that the anime didn't incorporate a lot of the elements I liked in the manga. Not a fan of animes that just "tease" audiences into reading the... See full review
Story- The story was very engaging and kept me coming back waiting to see what would happen next. The growing romance between Nodame and Sinichi begins reach its final destination in this third season as Sinichi realises his true feelings for Nodame. The major issue comes in that the finale is not very far off from that of the first season where Sinichi searches tirelessly for Nodame and eventually invites her to Paris. Overall the love Sinichi expresses in this third installment is fundamentally the same as that in the first and second season and therefore was frustrating at times... See full review
a very atmospheric and symbolic work creative types will enjoy and perhaps even relate to.. think leon bakst or the bell jar...1001 nights may be enjoyed with or without the use of controlled substances..See full review
Story: The story of this anime is pretty random it has a definite premise but other than that it seems pretty much random. Bearing that in mind Hime sama Gyoujin is moderately funny the bar for humor is pretty low but if you're like me you'll laugh at anything at least once. That being said if you don’t like random humor caused by unrealistic situations this anime is to be avoided. Animation: The animation is old-school but good nothing special but nothing wrong either it fits the show pretty well (I don’t know enough about animation to go into any sort of detail but is was fine by my... See full review
This will be the first review I actually write for a movie that I didn't enjoy. Story: Okay so the story has a pretty good plot line with a lot of potential, plenty of time to develop it well, some good turns and twists, and overall some good writing. It had enough of a story going that I wanted to know what happened and kept me watching throughout the entire 2 hour film. However with all the potential that it posessed to keep a viewer interested, I was so bored. I wanted to know how it ended and I wanted to see where the story went, but I was counting down the minutes to the end by halfway... See full review
I could not get into this show. The story didn't have any appeal to it and I couldnt get into it. The charicters were just plain freaky and the artwork looked like clay. Not my type of anime at all.See full review
I really enjoyed this anime due to the fact that the story just sucks you in and keeps you there all the way through it. It had a great ballance of action, drama, and comedy that wasn't over the top, but also not to boring. The artwork was great and showed some great detail. The characters also were designed perfectly and no matter what, you can get sucked into their story. Overall it is a great series and had the perfect ending.See full review
Alright so I write some pretty long reviews. I'll try to make it as spoiler free as possible too. So here we go:
I gave the story a 7 out of 10. That means that it's a great plot with some minor things I didn't like. I knew from the beginning that this was going to be the type of show where it pushes the limits. However I didn't know if it was going to push the limits the way that 80's rock did (wonderfully) or like Lady Gaga (wtf?).
Most of the time the story pushed the limits in a good way. Most of the time. There were some moments where I felt that the writers put... See full review
Anime's that stand the test of time, language conversion, and even culture differences. This title didn't make it. Originally when I saw this anime I wasn't very deep into my anime/manga obsession and I truly enjoyed, nay, loved this anime. What I saw was the subbed/Japanese "original", what I'm reviewing is the dubbed/American "conversion". I don't really know the specifics of who did it or when it was made but the dub was what I'd consider standard overly edited American junk. More to the point, after years and years of anime viewing, along with hundreds upon hundreds of titles... See full review