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Hana-Saku Iroha

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Secret Santa Review Where Hanasaku Iroha is not wholly predictable and formulaic, it is because it is abandoning common sense and its own internal logic. Where characters might have personalities, Hanasaku Iroha has largely substituted singular traits. Where other shows have characters, Hanasaku Iroha has props. Where other shows establish worlds, Hanasaku Iroha merely has disconnected scenes. But the animation’s not bad, so score one for P.A. Works, right?
Attempting to follow developments in Hanasaku Iroha is a fool’s errand. Not simply because those developments are not interesting... See full review

1/10 story
7/10 animation
5/10 sound
1/10 characters
3/10 overall

Gun x Sword

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Critic's Log - Earthdate: December 17, 2012. Review #26: Gun x Sword Revenge is a double-edged sword. It often leads justice to either one's self or for others. It can also lead to ruin to one's self after the quest for revenge is complete. It is never a happy tale and the path to revenge may even lead to bloodshed. Revenge is a dish that should never be consumed. With that said, let's activate the review for Gun x Sword.   Equipped with a metal sash that straightens into a sword, the lanky swordsman Van is traveling through the hot desert, searching for the mysterious clawed man who killed... See full review

7/10 story
8.4/10 animation
6.8/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
7.2/10 overall

Galaxy Express 999 Movie

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For anyone interested in joining the obscure but still existing Leiji Matsumoto fandom without going through the 113 episodes of Galaxy Express 999, this movie is the perfect lifesaver. Not only does it tell the same story with all its basic components but it also adds enough changes to interest already initiated viewers without providing any less of a good informative foundation. Adapting material from a show that spanned more than 100 episodes into a movie of merely 2 hours sounds rather chaotic in terms of narration but the execution itself is just fine once you look past a few rushed segments. This is... See full review

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

Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie

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Children all over the world are disappearing, and when Chibiusa becomes one of the kidnapped, it’s up to the Sailor Soldiers to get her back, and to free the other children. But this mission is too big to do it alone, and old friends join in the fight, as well as Chibiusa’s new friend Peruru. Will it be enough to save the children? I really liked this movie, and I mean really liked it. All of the little moments were so touching and just plain great, and the music was wonderful. I really loved the appearance of old friends, and I loved Peruru. Concerning him, I do feel as if the ending could... See full review

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

Sailor Moon Super S Plus - Ami's First Love

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Ami is the smartest of the Sailor Soldiers, but she is no longer alone in her perfect scores. The mysterious Mercurius has appeared, and Ami is determined to do all she can to surpass him. However, she can't help but fall in love with somebody so smart. The question is, who is this mysterious young man?   This special episode wasn't bad. I do like slowing down every now and then and getting to know the Sailor Soldiers a bit better, and this definitely did that for Ami. It also gave Ami a chance to shine, and shows just how strong and passionate she can be. I don't feel as if anything extremely... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Ping Pong Club

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Ping Pong Club is best thought of as a "B Movie". Everything about it is terrible: the chacters, the animation, the plot...etc. But it's so bad, that it is funny. If you like watching "B Movies"/shows that are just so bad it's funny, then you will probably enjoy watching Ping Pong Club. If you don't like bad movies/TV shows, then this show will be more painful than a root canal without anethestics.

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

Devil May Cry

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MY MONTHLY MARATHON ENTRY! Now, just to be fair, I have never played the "Devil May Cry" videogames. I would probably have a different view of this anime if I have played them, but this is my anime-only review. Story: Dante owns the titular shop, a shop that does anything if there is money to pay for it. His general lifestyle is sleeping, eating strawberry sundaes and pizza, and being flat-out broke and in chronic debt. When he isn't doing this, his is dealing with one of the most annoying children in anime, or he is fighting demons. Actually, it's less a fight, and more a massacre on any poor... See full review

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

Shadow Star Narutaru

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Story: 7/10 When discussing the story of Narutaru it would be wise to begin with addressing the lack of a proper ending; just like Berserk the show ends right in the middle of things leaving viewers with more questions than answers. As fatal as this can be, the final product still managed to strike me as nicely scripted which is a priceless virtue when it comes to something so bizarre. What makes it so bizarre you might wonder, and the answer lies in the first episode setting the stage for a calm slice-of-life where our protagonist finds and befriends a cutesy pokémonesque creature. What follows... See full review

7/10 story
6.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
7.5/10 characters
7/10 overall

One Piece Movie 10: Strong World

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One Piece Storng World is the 10th Movie in the One Piece franchise, about an old Pirate from Gol D. Roger's last Pirate Era, who plans to destroy all of East Blue and it's up to Luffy and the others to stop him. Story: I don't see why everyone loves this Movie, it's nowhere near as good as the other One Piece Movies, I'd even rather watch the remake of the Drum Kingdom Arc. The story is essentially a rehash of the Skypeia Arc from the Anime. There's an Island in the sky, inhabited by strange animals, people with wings, an evil overlord who rules the Island and punishes anyone who dares go against him... See full review

4/10 story
10/10 animation
8/10 sound
4/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Acchi Kocchi

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Story: You know what? Skip the story. You aren't here for the overall thing and the most I know is "This adorable girl, so cute and adorable- likes this guy but is too shy and tsundere to confess. With their friends, since they hang out and all, hijinks ensue". See? It's the usual premise for a show about comedic hijinks based around a group of adolescent friends but it works. It's funny, it's heart stoppingly cute and pretty damn entertaining. For here, more on writing than actual plots. The events they partake in, all the usual stuff; festivals, physicals, camping trip with that cabin they all... See full review

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

Sailor Moon Super S Special

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This special is split into three episodes. Also, after the third episode of SuperS, these should be watched. It’s not as… exciting? if you watch it after watching the whole season, as the villains in SuperS make an appearance. "Supers Special: An Elegant Metamorphosis? Crybaby Usagi's Growth Diary" Rating: 3/10  This is basically what it sounds like—a summary of the series. This episode takes place sometime during SuperS, and spends most of its time summarizing the first season of Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon R has a little bit of time as well, followed by a short... See full review

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

Seikon no Qwaser

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Theres no point in watching this unless you just wanna get a on/off bonner; this is NOT fap material. Don't watch it Just don't. This Anime kinda feels like NTR because someone else sucks your "Maria's Soma" (Maria = God-Mother?) - (Soma = Milk) and rapes them.This anime is pretty much all about breasts which is little retarded and a little sexist to thee womens. (That's all there good for there milk). The ecchi is excellent if you like bouncing boobs and some panty shots or someone sucking and licking tities and fingering it. Theres also a SEXY sadistic loli girl that does BDSM to a lesbian... See full review

2/10 story
10/10 animation
6/10 sound
1/10 characters
4/10 overall

Mirai Nikki TV

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Mirai Nikki es un anime que consta de 26 capítulos fue emitido por ahí del 2011 finalizando en los primeros meses del 2012. Que es Mirai Nikki ? En español vendría siendo el diario del futuro, Mirai Nikki nos cuenta la historia de Yukiteru Amano, el cual siempre ha evitado involucrarse socialmente viviendo una vida bastante aislada y mediocre, todo esto cambia cuando él y 11 personas más son elegidas a portar un celular en el cual recibiría detalles de su futuro, aunque todos los celulares describen el futuro, estos actúan de manera diferente... See full review

5/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

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Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

Meh. Not going to spend a whole lot of time dissecting this one; it's a series that some will love and others will not. My reasoning is pretty clear on why I wasn't overwhelmed by the viewing experience in this case... Sharp animation, well-cast VAs, but was a bit like a threadbare rug by the end IMO. The initial premise was interesting, as an Otaku theme it had a lot of potential, and I did see good things in this... but the sister-loves-dodgy-eroge thing was stretched to cracking point in every direction to maintain the image of cohesion, but the... See full review

6/10 story
7.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
6.5/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Gosick

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Before writting this review I wanted to see what other people thought as I went into this series blind. Alot of the negative reviews I read the reviewer stated that they had seen other reviews from people who enjoyed it and so went in with high expectations only to have their feelings dashed, some went in expecting a mystery type. Story: While Gosick could be classified as a mystery type it's more so a romance with your average boy falling in love with your typical tsundre/loli type it just so happens that they solve random cases along the way. If you go in expecting it to be a sherlock holmes or... See full review

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

Chihayafuru

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Story It's a pretty simple formula of a high school student's journey through trials and tribulations with a passion/skill and determined goals. Chihaya is a beautiful high school student, who is perceived to 'ruin' her beauty when she opens her mouth to speak and reveals herself to be a little less dazzlingly intelligent than her beauty might complement. Despite this, she is painted as always being up against this image - which never sat quite right with me, as her character was never particularly stupid, and I thought this consistent reinforcement cheapened her character a little, which dulled a... See full review

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

B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time

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A short review, as this isn't a series that really needs to be picked apart, as it really is a 'what you see is what you get' kind of production. But finally, a tsundere-esque lead I didn't instantly want to punch! And this helped me to relate to the main protagonist's struggle to embrace her burgeoning sexuality and the unavoidable emotional growth that adds an innocent, accessible charm to a pretty 'all-or-nothing' journey. They went with 'all', and it was done very well. As long as you can accept that a normal, 15 year old girl would have such lofty ambitions to have 100 'sex friends' as the catalyst... See full review

9/10 story
7.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

[email protected]

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Story: 5/10 Having lost their human masters since long ago, the entire cast of [email protected] is comprised of androids that no longer have any reason for being but still choose to carry out their original duties with loyalty. Amongst these characters we find Malice, a specific kind of robotic creature made solely to provide sexual satisfaction to human customers who used to exist. When an abnormality grants her the gift (or curse) of humanity, everything changes as she allows not only herself but also the other "dolls" to be reborn as sentient, emotional beings who quickly start to explore the pros... See full review

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

B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time

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Story: As the story goes... Yamada has this goal(daydream, whatever you want to call it), that she'll have sex with over a hundred boys by the end of her highschool years. Of course she's still a virgin, and the only boy she doesn't feel intimated by is also a virgin. Animation: Onto the animation, I guess. I thought it was okay. I mean, it wasn't hard to watch. There wasn't really much wrong with it as far as I could tell.   Sound: Ah, sound. Now that's still a bit of tricky one for me. I'm still not sure about sound. It sounded fine to me... but it's not really all that... See full review

3/10 story
6/10 animation
?/10 sound
3/10 characters
3.4/10 overall

Bamboo Blade

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I honestly enjoyed this anime to the fullest. I've only seen the english version and neigther have I read the manga, so I don't have much to judge. I plan on watching the Japanese sometime in the future along with read the manga for this amazing anime. Anyway to get on with my review: Story: This anime is about a sensei -name Toraji Ishida- of a dojo, who has lost all his enthusiasm for his work. But one day Toraji's own sensei starts a bet with him. If Toraji can beat his Sensei's all-female Kendo team in a match... then he can have a whole years worth of sushi. This bet gives him back his... See full review

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

Clannad

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I really love this anime. Both the Japanese and English voice actors did an amazing job.  The Story: The story line was very realistic and engaging. While there may have been some over the top at times, the thing the story line kept going back to was family and friends and it as beautiful! I also love that you can watch just about any episode without ever losing the plot, because it comes up in each one in some form or another. The Animation: It wasn't too hard on your eyes. The animation was... well it was perfect! It was beautiful. The animation reminded me of a few other anime that I've... See full review

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

Hijikata Toshizou Shiro no Kiseki

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Hijikata Toshizou Shiro no Kiseki is a biographical OVA by Studio 4°C that tells the life story of titular Hijikata Toshizou – a real historical figure and one of the most prominent Shinsengumi officers in times of Meiji Restoration. For its 30 minute length the anime manages to describe the whole life of our hero and flesh him out as a character. However, that comes at the cost of storytelling which turns out very choppy due to numerous timeskips and focuses almost exclusively on the protagonist, leaving very little room for other characters, action, historical background and everything else... See full review

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Looking Up At the Half-Moon

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Plot: 7.8/10
The story of Hantsuki is really an interesting one. I had no ideas or preconceptions going into it of how it would end; whether it would be comedic or tragic. I just found the first episode on youtube and enjoyed it enough to go through with it. Hantsuki is really short at only 6 episodes, so I was expecting it to be rather rushed, but they managed to keep the pace manageable and even slow at times.

I really liked the overall story of this show. It was interesting watching the complications arise as they came along, and with a grand overview of it, I would say that it is a... See full review

7.8/10 story
7/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8.2/10 overall

Cyborg 009

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Some years ago, I recall the days of Toonami..I vividly remember a certain show..a cast of characters..9 of them..all decked out in red, adorned with golden buttons as large as their eyes and golden scarves easily too long to walk around in..an extrmely catching ending theme particulary comes to mind, and it was this brought me back to perhaps one of the few "Super Hero" animes of the 2000s. STORY: As stated before, this most recent addition to the Cyborg series is a rare find in the 21st century. It follows the story of Joe Shimamura, AKA Cyborg 009 as he tries to uncover the mystery... See full review

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

Mayo Chiki!

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Personnally this anime may look like old fashion to many people in the first few min of the anime then it gets interesting. This old-fashion anime with a rich lady and her butler you may have thought that the main character was going to have a relationship with the rich lady. Boy are you wrong the relationship ends up with the butler, don't worry this isn't BL the butler turns out to be a girl. The humor hard to get at certain ages. The romance is quite special in it own way. I really love this series and i want a second season. n a way it amazing.

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9.5/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.7/10 overall

Another

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Probably one of the strangest ratings it can get. Even though this anime did really grip me, and I watched it all in two days, I don't really think there's any rewatch value. I'll try to explain it in short: Story: Starts like a kind of gruesome murder accident anime where it looks as if humans are fragile as fuck and they break within the slightest accident. The accidents in this anime did not really impress me as they weren't really triggered by anything or follow up a chain reaction, something just breaks or someone falls and he/she dies. Why? Well that's kind of the mystery here. Probably the lamest... See full review

7/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
8/10 overall

Monster

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The Story If anime had a style period Monster would fit in somewhere between realism and romantism. In fact I feel wrong calling Monster an anime, it has no humor, it's not fun, has no fanservice, no badassery, no overblown romance and it's school life free. The story is told slowly, minding evrery detail  and it mostly consists of detective work regardles if it's actual detectives doing their job or the protagonists simply investigating. Pieces of the puzzle slowly start to take their place, and interpretations of certain facts begin to change. It is also told on many levels as many different... See full review

7/10 story
7.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
10/10 characters
8.2/10 overall

Kuroshitsuji

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Kuroshitsuji aka Black Butler is a story about a boy named Ciel Phantomhive who sells his soul to a demon in order to exact revenge against those who ruined his life and while he is trying to discover who and what he exactly wants revenge on he solves a multitude of crimes for the Queen in late 19th century England. Story: The story line is pretty decent I enjoyed it but often times I found myself wondering about certain things that were never clearly explained such as the reaper/angel/demon relationships and the last few episodes which really pissed me off as they left a pile of questions, no answer, and... See full review

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

Saikano

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I'm going to start this one off by acknowledging the fact that my review isn't based off the full series and therefore isn't as reliable as a lot of the other reviews on this site. If that annoys you, don't follow my advice and take my opinions as ill-founded. Story Stupid, clumsy girl (Chise) is made into part-robot weapon... boyfriend (Shuuji) tries to protect. Girl is constantly annoying with what seems to be an attempt at adorable clumsiness. Shoots stuff out of her dress and grows weird robot parts occasionally. Goes boom boom smash and cries. I couldn't watch it right to the end even though I paid... See full review

2/10 story
4/10 animation
4/10 sound
2/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Bartender

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A friend and I decided that we wanted to watch an anime together and, due to the great reviews we had seen for this, we decided to give it a go.  I was completely let down and I genuinely expected more from this anime than a bunch of heavy handed metaphors that were the base for each episode.   Story:  The concept the story started with was pretty fun.  At its core, this show is about the numerous people that come into a bar, Eden Hall, and leave with a lesson well learned from the Bartender who works there.  The creators didn't have to push the concept as hard as they did... See full review

3/10 story
5/10 animation
7/10 sound
4/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Chibits

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Story Sumomo and Kotoko realise Chii has left without something and proceed to chase her. It's quite funny near the end but the rest is just Sumomo screeching and being her usual irritating self. Animation As always with Chobits, the animation's good and the characters are colourful. Sound I had to watch it dubbed - never again. Awful. Music was good as usual. Characters Well, Sumomo and Kotoko were the main focus in this one - if you like Sumomo (as most fans do), you'll love this. It is cute to be fair, and it has Kotoko in who's always funny/adorable. TL;DR Is there a need for this... See full review

5/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
7/10 overall

Ouran High School Host Club

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Ouran is a very well done anime and while there is no actual plot (its more just a days in the life of type) the randomosity works extremely well for this show especially in the development of the characters and the intercharacter relationships. Character development is amazing you genuinely get to know each character on a 3D level. From the cool (and sometimes devious) Kyouya to the calm, laid back Haruhi, to the bipolar Tamaki every character has some deeper fuller level of development and is more than just their surface type. The animation is just extremely well done, the artwork is beautiful... See full review

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

Air Gear

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Story Air Gear isn't exactly story-heavy - Ikki sees a hot girl zooming around on her ATs, lets his hormones persuade him to borrow a pair and take the sport up himself. He aims to be the best; the anime ends before you really find out if he actually gets anywhere with that. Despite being 25 episodes long (although there are a few OVAs so maybe they'll elaborate). Character development is nearly at zero for most of it, but that doesn't matter all that much for a sports anime and I still enjoyed it immensely. Speaking of sports anime, it's called Air Gear and yet it doesn't focus enough on the... See full review

4/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
4/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari

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This Review Covers both the First and Second Movies...

Story (8/10)
Alright so here's the deal, the story of the movie is basically a retelling of the first half of the show, but with added scenes, and a somewhat faster pace. To those of you who are haters and/or talking shit about the idea, here's a word of warning: Prepare to be Disappointed because THEY DO make this work!!! While it was recap, it felt like a completely new experience. The atmosphere was way darker and eerier than the show, and the scenes transitioned very smoothly. The anime-ish feel of the show was replaced with a... See full review

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

Kannagi

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Kannagi has its ups and downs. The story iteslef is good, but it feels like so many other harem anime. The childhood friend who loves him secretly, and all these other girls around fall for him as she watches, but never does anything about her feelings. Toward the end the story takes a dive, imo. like they had to come up with something quick to end the series, which is what happens way to much in anime

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

Mirai Nikki TV

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Approximate Reading Time: 5 minutes Hello!  Mirai Nikki is, in essence, a blend of various clichés, spiked with a enticing plot. Despite the clichés it entertains, its one-sentence gimmick is rather intriguing; a boy and 11 other individuals are given limited perception of the future, and must fight each other to the death, with the position of God as a prize for the last living participant. This interesting enough concept, however, is muted by overuse of old ideas. Feel free to skip onward to the bolded bits below. Though I was quite annoyed at many times, I was never... See full review

8/10 story
9/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
4.5/10 characters
7/10 overall

Pokemon Movie 12: Arceus and the Jewel of Life

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So, finally, we have an explanation for the events in movies 10 and 11.  If we were given a little privy of some of the knowledge that was revealed shortly within this movie, movie 10 would have been better and movie 11 would have been easier to understand. Putting the bad timing aside, let's get into the details.  No spoilers in this...go watch it for yourself.  XD Animation...not bad.  There weren't too many needless battle scenes, though the version I was watching glitched in a couple places and I missed out on a couple scenes...but somehow, what I missed didn't seem to matter at... See full review

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

Blood+

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I really like Blood+. The story was in fact realy interesting, but for me, only at the end. The beginning was pretty boring. I kept on wanting some action.The animation was, of course, really good, but i think they made Saya a bit too chubby and the colours at the beginning were a bit light for me. The sound was average, no comments. I liked the charactern relationship built between them, and how at the end, you sorta just have to feel bad for Diva. Overall, this was a pretty good anime to watch. I especially liked the romance. It was cute.

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

Battle Angel Alita

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i cannot say enough positive things about this, with one exception... ONLY 2 EPISODES?? it left me wanting more and more! it is extremely good, the characters are awesome and the world and story is so mysterious. i highly recommend

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

Stellvia of the Universe

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Too much of anime these days are "cute girls doing cute things".  I'm sorry, but don't get me started on the "moe" trend, or fanservice.  I take refuge in the wierd, the strange...the psychological and the melodramatic.  That's where I met Stellvia.  It's a wonderful place, atypical of anime trends.   Background of the Show Stellvia takes place after a "big impact" basically levels much of earth.  Since the catalysmic events, humanity has to protect itself from the remnants of the shockwave.  To do this, they train and raise school aged... See full review

6/10 story
5.5/10 animation
5/10 sound
9/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate

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Seems quite typical, cheery, funny characters in a school club environment. It seems like it could be a recycled shool club show that repeats the same plot line we've all seen in other shows. But this takes quite some turns. All in all I enjoyed the show a lot and it kept me watching, wondering what might happen next. Story: Very, very well developed, it starts out with a simple, rather pointless school club who try to join a school election in order to save that pointless club. The entire thing builds from there, the show uses a lot of situational irony, so the reader soon finds out how... See full review

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

Clannad After Story

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Recommendation: Clannad After Story is a continuation from the original Clannad anime. It would be unwise-stupid- to not watch Clannad first. After Story builds upon everything Clannad achieved to make it an even better and angelic experience. The plot is magnificent with the right amounts of drama, comedy and tragedy, the visual quality is wonderful and the voice acting and songs are mesmerising. If you didn’t enjoy Clannad, you may actually enjoy After Story since it is in almost every way superior. If you did enjoy Clannad, then by no means watch this and feel more feels. After Story will most... See full review

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

Pokemon Movie 11: Giratina and the Sky Warrior

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Good idea in concept (which is why I didn't give the Story rating a 1), but the execution was horrible.  As I continue to catch up on the Pokemon movies I missed, the next one is Giratina and the Sky Warrior. This review will contain SPOILERS, because it's unavoidable in this case. Animation was overall not too bad; there weren't as many pointless battle scenes or stalling battles as there was in movie 10, but there were still a few areas that seemed to be needless animation (like the beginning). Sound...well, emotion was put in well enough for the characters to make up for the complete lack of... See full review

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

Kobato.

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One of the most underrated animes EVER. After watching both seasons of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles and full-knowingly getting my heart smashed into a million pieces watching the OVAs, my heart finally had some closure with this heartwarming tale of girl and her wish.. STORY: Like I said before, Kobato is the tale about a girl's wish. The title character Kobato Hanato is such a girl. Obviously not of this world, she is given the task of filling a bottle with "Konpeito" or candies, which represent the hearts of people. Her mentor, a stuffed dog named Iorogi which Kobato pronounces as... See full review

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

Suzuka

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The show is nothing special but story was okay. The story is kind of cute and I could get into it here and there. I'd lose interest for a couple episodes and get back on again for a few. I think I would have loved Suzuka when I was about 10 years younger(13).  They did manage to keep the story strong but I think the end was cut short because their were a couple unresolved issues. It looked like they tried to tie up a lot in the last couple episodes but didn't have the time to do it all. I must admit they did a pretty good job not bunching up a ton of answers at the end and losing the chance to make... See full review

7/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
3/10 characters
5/10 overall

Mushishi

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Mushishi has the all-too-rare feature of a *likable* protagonist - clever, reasonable, and well intentioned - as opposed to the blind, grating perseverance that most cheesy leads display. That alone is enough to make a show fun and watchable, but combine that with a cohesive and fairly unique aesthetic, a few motifs that they don't beat us over the head with, good animation and, gasp, good writing, mushishi is elevated to the highest ranks of quality in my estimation. If you like Mushishi, try house of five leaves. It's a bit slow, but like mushishi does no more and no less than what it intends.

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

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

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Approximate Reading Time: 2.5 minutes Hello! This review will only highlight areas that are different from the first season. To see my review of that, click here. This season picks up about a year after the first one left off, and immediately slaps you with about as much confusion as you felt when watching the first episode of season 1. All significant voice actors are the same, and there are no abrupt changes in character personality. This season seems a little too fast-paced, and thus renders a few story arcs pointless. There is... See full review

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

Pokemon Movie 2: The Power of One

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This is, by far, my favorite amongst all of the Pokemon movies I've seen.  I saw it when it first came out, then later on got to see the Japanese version.  It's the only one I can watch over and over again and not get bored of, but let's take it step by step. The quick ratings are animation and sound... Not a lot of repeated footage, the battling between the three legendary birds not stretched to the point of breaking...yep, near full marks for that.  Animation was great. Sound?  Very close to the original Japanese version.  Even without seeing the Jap version, I'd give it a... See full review

9/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
9.5/10 overall

Elfen Lied

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Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes I'll start this review by saying that this anime is extremely difficult to put a number on. I loved this show, but I definitely understand the arguments against it, and I'll try to address those below. Elfen Lied's one-sentence gimmick is creative, but it's not the first to toy with the idea. A new species is born from humans with evolutionist priorities, and it seeks to eradicate existing man-kind, replacing us with its own people. That said, Elfen Lied is really a story about a young girl, what it means to be utterly betrayed, and the true effects that immense... See full review

8.5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.8/10 overall

Sergeant Frog

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Critic's Log - Earthdate: December 9, 2012. Review #??: Sgt. Frog Notice: This review is not complete at the moment but this is a review for what us Americans called "Season One" which consists of Episodes 1-26. Once I have finished Season Two, this review will be deleted and re-posted (with Season 2 info, analysis, and all that stuff). At the moment, I am taking a break from Sgt. Frog to review other shows and I will go back and forth and do more on this review. The rating might also change once I add in Season Two. With all that said, please enjoy the review Good morning, good... See full review

6.5/10 story
8/10 animation
6.8/10 sound
6.8/10 characters
7/10 overall