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Disgaea

jawbreaker's avatar By on Aug 12, 2012

If you watch enough anime and trailers for anime you get a feel for what the show will be like, both the theme and style of the anime. This is the one time I was fooled. Ok the trailer was funny it had its little cleaver moments, but when I watched the anime (dub version). I was disapointed. the trailer was better then the real thing. I liked the charactors and the anime overall could ahve been quite funny, but the jokes were flat compared to the tone the trailer set for things to come. I want to unwatch it and get the time back to spend watchign better anime. 

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

School Days

veldor's avatar By on Aug 12, 2012

DON'T WATCH IF YOU HAVE A WEAK HEART. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.  *SPOILER ALERT* I wanted that Ito person to die and well... my wish came true, but I never thought there would be more "killings". The ending was a... MINDF*CK. (I love it) IDC if some guy is a womanizer, I like it, but having someone this stupid is so asking for death. Stab, Stab, Stab, Stab, Stab, Stab, Stab. This is what I would do if I was her. XD For some reason I felt satisfy when Sekai got killed because she was the one that could've avoided all this, but nope. "Stab" "falls to... See full review

4/10 story
6/10 animation
8/10 sound
1/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Sora no Otoshimono Forte

ratchet573's avatar By on Aug 12, 2012

When I reviewed the previous season of Sora no Otoshimono, I mentioned how much I dislike the ecchi and harem genre and how much I love it. Regardless of how much I love or hate the genres, Sora no Otoshimono Forte once again cements in me that there is hope, and there is some originality to be found in a genre populated by lackluster titles. Now, I’m not explicitly saying that Sora no Otoshimono Forte is absolutely amazing, but I am explicitly saying that taken as a whole, Sora no Otoshimono is probably the best harem/ecchi anime I’ve encountered so far. In many regards it falls into... See full review

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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Superman Legend

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 12, 2012

This is the second worst OVA based on a famous title I have ever seen (the first is Chrono Trigger’s Jikuu Bouken Nuumamonjaa). Once again, the producers thought that this thing would sell no matter how bad it is, as long as it has famous characters in it.

ANIMATION & SOUND SECTIONS: 5
Nothing really bad here. Most of it is as we remember it in the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Of course, in many cases, the low budget phenomenon pops its head and we get erratic movement and unneeded body deformity.

STORY & CHARACTER SECTIONS: 2
What story? What characters?... See full review

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

Paranoia Agent

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 12, 2012

Paranoia Agent (PA) was Satoshi Kon’s attempt to make a series based on his weird ideas for a story and the result is not as powerful as his movies. What can I say, his talent is not that good for long viewing as it is for short bursts of craziness. Not that PA is a bad series or anything; it’s just that the bait of the story can’t keep the fish on the hook for 13 episodes without eventually baffling most viewers in a bad way. Sure, it is made to be confusing and mysterious as hell but even that has its limits. Powerful emotions work best in small outbursts.

The production values... See full review

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

Moshidora

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 12, 2012

Moshidora has an interesting concept; that of applying business and management methods to school sports teams in order to improve their performance. In theory this can work, since both a firm and a team require the same elements to be successful; trust, motivation, innovation, planning, and so on. The difference is that firms are in for the money while teams are mostly for the fame and glory but let’s not get into that. If I am to stretch it, it is not a secret how parents in Japan motivate their kids to take part in sports and other activities. I mean, which other country has made THAT many sports... See full review

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

Ranma 1/2: The Movie - Big Trouble in Nekonron, China

NarkyOtic's avatar By on Aug 11, 2012

Story - 7.5/Characters - 7
If you've seen the series, OVAs or other movies (although this is the first), then you're pretty well versed in the usual plot devices that the Ranma 1/2 package usually employs. We're greeted by the usual rascally perverted (mildly criminal) behaviour from Happosai, the incurably female-obsessed martial arts master and founder of Anything Goes Martial Arts. His opening sequence 'panty raid' is used as a haphazard and faithfully predictable flowing introduction for most of the usual cast members, who are often casting their ire toward Happosai's antics - and this... See full review

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

Shaman King

RAQ154's avatar By on Aug 11, 2012

To be honest this is my first review to any anime and i decided to give review of this anime because official review gave overall 5/10 ratings which is a bit unfair
Shaman king is a story of a boy who wanted to save the world from evil by becoming shaman king and all anime revolves around Shaman tournment in which an evil man (Zeek) has also participated
Whole story is good fights are good only one thing that i unlike about this anime is that its open ended
But Still its good and I recommend it to everyone 

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

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Demelza's avatar By on Aug 10, 2012

The series is mainly focused around four main characters – the members of the Seikyou Private Academy’s “Paranormal Investigations Club”, Teiichi Niiya, Yuko Kanoe, Momoe Okonogi, and Kirie Kanoe. As normal as this club may seem however, it holds a ghostly secret. Yuko is no normal student, she is a ghost who died in the school long ago and has no memories of just how she died, which is where Teiichi and the club come in. The Seikyou Private Academy has gone through many changes in all the time it has been around, and this has made it a maze of corridors and stairwells. It is... See full review

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

Ano Natsu de Matteru

Osiummaster's avatar By on Aug 10, 2012

Dafaq? this whole anime doesnt make fucking sense. Apperently whenever someone confesses you just /ignore them and go on with your fuckin life as if nothing happened. story is pretty dead obvious from the beginning and they won't even give an answer as how the other characters actually ended up. Barely feel like writing a good review about it because why not be as ignorant as the whole cast? Only reason this actually got a 5 is because tetsuro was amazing. Really. Thats all.

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

Chu-Bra!!

bigdog1832's avatar By on Aug 10, 2012

Story - CONTAINS SPOILERS ChuBra!! is a anime about a girl named Nayu who has what some would call an osession with underwear, not specifically panties but Bras as well, she starts off having no friends at the middle school which she just started at but ends up having 2 best friends (Yako & Haruka) A Potential Love Interest (Hiroki) and another female friend (Kiyono). As the story progresses Nayu's obsession with underwear becomes less and less obscure, she tries to form a underwear club but the idea is shot down due to Hiroki unintentionally causing a scene by busting up a peeping tom session... See full review

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

Fate/Zero

RingoStarr1991's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

Straight from my blog! ***This is a spoiler free review***
Fate/Zero was an anime like many others I put off watching due to some preconceived notions that it wasn’t worth my time. The first reason being that most people say that Fate/Stay Night (its successor) was a poorly done show. After recently seeing a review for Fate/Zero, my interest was piqued so I thought what the hell one episode... See full review

7/10 story
9.8/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
8.8/10 characters
8.8/10 overall

Naruto Shippuden

noah1212's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

Naruto is a great series, or a horrible series depending on who's watching it. if your reading this review, you're trying to figure out where you stand on that scale, so hopefully this will help. Naruto Shippuden is the follow up to the original naruto series, though you dont need to watch the naruto series to really understand naruto shippuden. The shippuden series certainly trumps the prequel, so if you are choosing one or the other, i recommend the shippuden series. However, if you watch naruto from start to finish (all 500+ episodes) you will find yourself crying, laughing and pounding your fist as... See full review

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

Death Note Rewrite 2: L's Successors

noel312's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

This is just basically used to narrow down the story. They reviewed the first half when L was still alive, using L as a narrator. After all that they went straight to the second half where L's successors came into taking over and etc. Well it would be just like rewatching Death Note if u havent watched it already, not really recommended. 

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4/10 story
10/10 animation
8/10 sound
10/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Shuffle! Memories

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

Shuffle! itself was an excellent harem anime that brought together unique characters, a strong feeling of drama, and a rather unexpected conclusion. Shuffle! Memories, however, failed to deliver any form of new development to the series. It essentially provided fans with a complete summary of the original series without providing anything new in terms of story or character development.

The story of Shuffle! Memories, if you can so call it that, is basically a complete recap of the original series. That's it. There are no new characters, no new developments, and no new scenes in terms of story. The... See full review

1/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
5/10 overall

Shuffle!

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

Shuffle! is a classic Supernatural, Harem, Romance, Comedy, Drama that feels fairly average to begin with but it’s full of surprises as you go on. My overall score may be somewhat biased but this show is just truly amazing. ^_^

The story is just your basic harem anime as it follows a male protagonist (Rin Tsuchimi) an average high school boy who lives with his childhood friend Kaede (girl). Of course to make this a harem there are more girls included into the mix (5 in total) and not to forget the all important supernatural element to the show, by adding gods and demons to the plot. As the... See full review

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

Spice and Wolf

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

Wolf and spice can be summed up fairly easily. Be prepared for ALOT of dialog. In essence, its about a story about merchant trading during medieval times. A time when the word of the catholic church was more important than anything else and anyone else was deemed a witch or heretic. Since it is set in such archaic times it would be a perfect fit to have an anime about merchant trading.

Ever since i was in middle school I used to play video games with trading and how prices rise and fall from location to location and how supply and demand and even risk margins for investing in certain things to turn... See full review

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

Tayutayu -Pure my Heart-

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

I wouldn't watch this if you haven't seen the Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity- series and if you did don't watch it expecting it to be anything like the series. This is really just some random short stories that don't seem like stories at all.

Like I said there small stories in each episode, they're kinda dumb but were pretty funny, but there wasn't really an overall story to the series and it doesn't follow anything like the Kiss on my Deity show.

The art was the same for the most part, and the scenery came out looking nice.

The music for the show really made the small stuff more... See full review

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

Toradora SOS!

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

Oh God, why did I watch this...? *Sigh* It's not bad, it really isn't. It was just... Boring.

To start off, unlike it's parent series Toradora!, which revolved around a love dodecahedron of sorts, SOS focuses on... Food. While this is interesting at first, it soon looses its panache. There isn't really much plot to talk about. It's just talking about food and saying that it's delicious.

The art as well isn't great. As this is more or less a gag spin-off, the character models are all very chibi and seems a bit reminiscent of Haruhi-chan. What's interesting about the character designs is that... See full review

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

Toradora! Special

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

May contain spoilers-

Ahhhhh, Toradora! One of the animes that really made an impact on me, and after two years they released an OVA! You may be expecting some after story where Taiga could be pregnant (kinda hard for me to imagine though XD), she and Ryuuji are living in an apartment together or maybe even have kids! But much disappointment to a lot of people, it ain't. It's just another story of their everyday lives which could fit in perfectly if they placed this episode in the series. Some people could've gotten angry even. But I believe that this is a smart decision, to release a normal story... See full review

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

Tsukuyomi -Moon Phase- Special

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

I have to admit I did not really enjoy this special as much as I did the series. The artwork seemed to be very different to what I had seen previously, and they did use some strange techniques in the special. Gladly the characters were still recognisable, except for Seiji who seems to have aged considerably.

There were some odd moments, especially with grandfather and Elfried and an octopus (dont tell anybody), and poor Haiji gets the short end of the stick from Art. I did like Haiji as a character throughout the series and I had to admire her pluckiness once again.

The Twinns are still... See full review

3/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
6/10 overall

Tsukuyomi -Moon Phase-

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

This series is for those who prefer their vampires to be cute as kittens more often than they are dark and brooding. The mood of the series, like Hazuki's personalities, tend to alternate between the two, although it generally works better when emphasizing the moe aspects, which it does a lot. That said, people with an aversion to cat-eared girls and little-sister types are advised to stay far away.


The plot tends to switch between stretches of seriousness and levity: the first two episodes deal with Hazuki meeting Kohei and escaping the castle, then settling into a silly daily routine before... See full review

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

UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

This story has a pretty cliche' storyline. Guy meets girl, then other girls suddenly appear in droves. Seen it before, right? Well UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie has a few twists that set it apart form other romantic comedies. First, because the main female protagonist has shared her soul with the male lead, she has regressed mentally and physically to the level of a six year old, which presents a whole new challange when it comes to romance. Secondly, the story is dramatic and serious when it needs to be, so the series has just enough drama in it to make it believeable.

The artwork is very clean and... See full review

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

Vampire Knight

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

If you think that shojo series are all flowery, romantic (comedies) and cheerful, you're quite wrong, and Vampire Knight will prove that more than anything else. Keywords for VK are drama, emotional struggles and tragic pasts. Throw in a dash of vampire, and there you have Vampire Knight in all its glory.

The story revolves around the students of the Cross Academy, which is divided into the Day Class for humans, and the Night Class for Vampires. The main characters, Zero and Yuki, both have very sad pasts; Zero had his family killed by a vampire, and Yuki's first memory was a vampire attacking her... See full review

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

Vampire Knight Guilty

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

First and foremost, I write from the perspective of a dissatisfied audience of Vampire Knight Guilty. It was due to my positive opinion of Vampire Knight that led to me to Vampire Knight Guilty and hence my judgement cannot make dichotomies of the two (so I hope you don't mind me making reference to Vampire Knight).

As you'll probably know, VKG continues right where VK left off, retaining much of VK's good qualities at first. The characters from VK/VKG are very well-built and generally three-dimensional enough for me as an audience to relate to and hence enjoy, with the exception of Kaname-kun, who... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
9/10 characters
6/10 overall

Brighter than the Dawning Blue

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

Finally, a romantic comedy done right. Even though I'm a guy, I have seen many romantic animes and this is probably one of the best. This is one of those feel good stories that leaves you with a smile upon your face. There is nothing new here or out of the ordinary but the ending is highly satisfying. So many animes start out strong but in the end they fizzle out. Luckily, this isn't one of them. The comedy is light without going over the top and the music is rather gentle, no pop stuff here. Give it a try, you'll love it. (You can also cry if you want to.)

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

_summer

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

If you'd like to waste 60 minutes of your time, watch _summer. It's not even that it was that awful. In all honesty, there was just no point to it. The ending is just outrageously unsatisfying. They introduce you to some characters, hint at some chemistry between a few of them, then end it with a weak attempt at a moral message. After watching episode two, the first thing that came to mind was "Alright, where's episode 3?" It was as if they decided to simply not conclude it, for the sake of making me angry.

Aside from that, everything else was fine. Characters designs were satisfactory... See full review

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

Da Capo if

Komirai's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

Time and time again a “used to be popular” franchise releases an OVA, in order to revive itself and Da Capo: If just felt like another attempt to do so.

Da Capo: If is a Harem, Romantic, Comedy, Drama(?) that follows the same old story as its previous incarnations, not sure where it fits into the timeline though. Junichi is a guy who has somehow attracted a large female following. Although this time round the magical aspect is played down and Kotori fans are offered some fanservice, since the all important “what if he ends up with Kotori?” question is answered. Like most of... See full review

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

Naruto Shippuden

4EvaAl0nE's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

if your new to the anime world, you should watch this. Similar animes like fairy tale and bleach are also things to watch, as they follow a similar style. Good for people who haven't seen much anime.

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

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

4EvaAl0nE's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

Really enjoyed this anime, if your into easy going yet funny anime. Definately put this on your watch list. Worth my time for sure, characters are easily likeable.

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6/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.6/10 overall

Berserk

Mory88's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

Another quick review ..... I tried to put 20/10 in the story but I couldn't !!! Berserk, a rare gem in the anime world, first of all you need to know that, the anime series isn't complete, it covers a small portion of the berserk universe ... but this portion is the most, I really dun have a word for, nor I wanna spoil anything, I watched the anime before reading the manga and I think it's better this way. the series contains 25 episodes, the first comes from an a very advanced stage in the story, the latter episodes explains what made the protagonist what he is 2day and the climax reaches its peak in... See full review

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

UFO Robo Grendizer

Mory88's avatar By on Aug 9, 2012

This will be  a quick review ... grandizer is one of the earliest anime I saw in my life along with mazinger, may be that's why it holds a special place in my list .... of course if you got spoiled by the modern mecha anime and their special effects and world, you may not like it. One thing I just wanna mention with this anime is the emotional emphasis on the chatacters and even the villians, each episode introduces a new minor villian, who has his/her backstory which usually involves bad childhood, war, the death of a close person and usually the episode ends with the death of the villans .... it... See full review

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

Princess Mononoke

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 8, 2012

The spiritual successor of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke is Hayao Miyazaki’s take on the same subject but under a different light. And it was about time to get another epic because I was getting fed up with his cheery settings and simplistic stories. It is far more violent, angrier, and lacks flying machines, something Hayao loves to add in all his works. We can say it is his darkest work ever, as his protagonists are more anti-heroes, selfish and full of hatred, unlike his usual positive and idealistic ones. At the same time the antagonists have far more understood... See full review

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

Moetan

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 8, 2012

Once more the Japs prove what kind of weird people they are by taking an English learning franchise and turning it into a perverted series of complete randomness and loli-fetished situations.

ENJOYMENT SECTION: 8/10 [Learning English while fondling the boobies of 10 year-old girls… Yeah, like that would work!]

What I liked in the series was the parody of the mahou shojo genre, boosted with loli jokes and bold ecchiness, only a perv who has seen hundreds of mahou shojo and hentai anime would appreciate. Seriously, you get really fed up with the same shitz happening in almost all the... See full review

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

Mnemosyne

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 8, 2012

RAGE OVERDRIVE !!!
I usually love extreme anime but this is one of those cases where I was extremely enraged by it. This is basically a rape/torture hentai mixed with action/gore and a pseudo-serious story thrown in to fool the ignorant in believing there is actually some depth hidden amongst all those orgies. And as usual, most bit the lure without a second though.

Now let me clarify that the show is VERY good when it comes to sex and violence. There is lots of it, bold and well animated. On a superficial level Mnemosyne is far better than an average hentai (because most have bad production... See full review

5/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall

Midori Days

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 8, 2012

This is one of the craziest premises one can ever hope to encounter in a romcom. Despite sounding like a goofball comedy, it is actually doing a lot more than that. At the same time it’s not like it ever manages to create an awesome overall.

So after you watch the first episode and you run out of dirty jokes involving hands, you will wonder where the heck is this thing going at? You have a duo whose chemistry I dare say is very rare in the genre, in a form of coexistence that is simply mind-bogging. It is a very rare thing for me to be hooked by a romcom/ecchi premise and this is where Midori... See full review

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

Angel Beats!

Osiummaster's avatar By on Aug 8, 2012

One of my favorite animes, owns itsself a righteous place in my top 10! Story: Being a complete fantasy anime, It is actually funny how real it seemt. Everyone must fantasize about things from time to time, being locked up with a select group of awesome people, to fight against a single strong enemy is pretty nice. I loved the concept of the anime.It's like a zombie apocolypse, exept there is only one zombie, and there must be teamwork so people can prevent eternal suffering.I also LOVED the different persona's. There's people coming and going, each of them have their own problems, actually this anime is... See full review

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

Berserk

Osiummaster's avatar By on Aug 8, 2012

Why would anyone do this to such an anime? WHY!!??!?! Berserk was one of the best anime's i have seen. It would have probably taken third place in my top 10, but that was untill the ending. The ending of this anime is so horribly bad, it doesn't make any FUCKING sense anymore. and not in a way that I can't accept it, such as everybody would die by the army, No this anime's ending is so freaking weird, If you have seen Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, I'd say you could kind of compare the ending's level of weirdness to eachother. The strange thing about that? Mahou shoujo was from the beginning very strange... See full review

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

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Osiummaster's avatar By on Aug 8, 2012

Story:
Story? what story? If you are looking for a storyline then you can skip this anime because there is almost no story whatsoever. This anime is about a school where students with high marks get a classroom with superior equipment, from class A (personal study corners, laptops, even a minibar! etc,) to class F (cardboard boxes, broken window etc.) Akihisa Yoshii ends up being in class F, the reason for that: He is a complete idiot(baka in japanese). In order to get better equipment for the classroom, One does not get better equipment: One takes anothers classroom! hell yeah! With 'summoned... See full review

1/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
9/10 overall

Brave10

ChibiRosie's avatar By on Aug 8, 2012

Pretty decent anime for a reverse harem theme, Alot of hot bishounens :) so girls are going to love it. Entertaining action scenes, the characters are the best part. They all have their own personality, and very well drawn. The Main girl Isanami shes kind of annoying but not to bad. Their are other female characters in the anime, my favorite was Ana. She reminded me of someone from Dead or Alive video game. Overall the anime is pretty decent to watch for 12 episodes. I have a feeling there is going to be a 2nd season just the way it ended. 

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

Michiko to Hatchin

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 7, 2012

I came to view MtH as a weird combo of Black Lagoon meets Cinderella … in BRAZIL ! It has a hot MILF with guns and a cute loli… without them. It has great animation, gun-hos, immoral and dirty characters, an exotic setting, a somewhat coming-of-age story, a family bonds flavour between shootouts, and lots of flashy car chases. What can go wrong?

… Um... well… it’s not like it did anything wrong. Simply said, there wasn’t enough material to keep you interested for a full season worth of duration and the chemistry between characters and the magic of the... See full review

5/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
6/10 overall

Beyblade: Metal Fusion

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 7, 2012

Beyblade is lame but at least it’s good at what it is trying to accomplish. Anime based on some product are made solely to advertise it and start an addiction to its possible consumers (usually nerdy kids with loaded parents). As such, most game –based anime are quite lame, with childish scenario and carton characters being just an excuse to shovel us flashy techniques or strategies of the soon-to-follow game. Despite this scam, Beyblade has a lame scenario, pathetic characters but makes a great (but exaggerated) advertising of the homonymous game.

ANIMATION & SOUND SECTION: 5/10 ... See full review

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

Metropolis

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 7, 2012

Metropolis is a movie doing everything wrong. And I am not talking about the production values, which are great by the way. I am referring to the aesthetics, a complete mess of ideas and sceneries that strike a chord in all the wrong places and moments. It could definitely be a fine title, if it was aware of the way it presented itself. It could be great if it was:
1) a series instead of a movie. It has a very heavy on themes story yet only movie-worth of duration to show them. This obviously takes away a lot from what it could have been if more time was invested in each of its numerous aspects.
2)... See full review

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

Medabots

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 7, 2012

Anime based on some product are made solely to advertise it and start an addiction to its possible consumers (usually nerdy kids with loaded parents). As such, most game –based anime are quite lame, with childish scenario and carton characters being just an excuse to shovel us flashy techniques or strategies of the soon-to-follow game. Although this is sort of a scam, at least Medarot has a few jokes up its sleeve and becomes bearable at times. But in all, it is nothing more than a cheap trick to promote a videogame and miniature toy robots.

ART SECTION: 3/10 [The amoeba syndrome strikes... See full review

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

Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku wo!

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 7, 2012

This is a romantic comedy which somewhat tries a bit harder than the usual. You see, the main couple is established from the first episode and thus there is no 50-episodes-stall-until-he-admits-he-loves-her. With that in mind the show proceeds with having the couple doing everything a normal couple would do… apart from sex. Going on dates, making chocolates, going on vacation together. All of the above are originally playing out as a stereotypical romance but just for kicks various weird stuff are standing in the way.

For example, Ayako, the main girl, is an edgy superhuman who constantly... See full review

3/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
4/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Ninja Resurrection

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 7, 2012

Based on a horror novel, this title features the epitome of the most clichéd stereotypes found in action movies. It would be very good if the producers hadn’t left it incomplete.

ART SECTION: 8/10 [Rolling heads and blood geysers.]
Generally realistic backgrounds and uniforms but with cheesy visual tricks during the splatter scenes. The animators did a good job at using shadows, insane staring eyes and natural phenomenons (rain, thunders) to build atmosphere. The fighting scenes are extreme and blood spils like a fountain but the excitement is achived, nonetheless.

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

Mahou Tsukai Sally

roriconfan's avatar By on Aug 7, 2012

Sally is mostly famous as a historically important series than a cult or a well made series. It is basically the first anime ever made specifically for girls, since anything before it was robots and heroes for boys. So basically it is the first shojo anime even made… No wait, it is also the first mahou shojo anime too, since the core theme is girls transforming and the like. Practically, it is the grandmother of Sailor Moon, Pretty Cure, Madoka, and all the rest of the gang. It established most of the formula, such as the transformations, the fuzzy mascot animal companion, princesses from magical... See full review

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

Accel World

Mayhem's avatar By on Aug 7, 2012

Well, I started this anime the other day, and I was kind of surpirsed. I am currently on episode 17, and that episode alone was a huge plot twist, so I suggest watching until then. The overall story focuses on a fat kid who is constantly getting bullied, and his only escape is the virtual world. While in this world, he is taken under the wing of a young girl who expresses her love for him. The main characters are kind of dorky, and do get on your nerves every so often, but the overall story isn't too bad.

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

Elfen Lied

NicoNicoDesu's avatar By on Aug 7, 2012

Naked girls brutally murdering people. Sure, why not? Story: Lucy, a diclonious, is caged up in a lab. She has vectors, invisible "arms" which can easily decapitate a man, and is therefore deemed "dangerous." She in particular has four vectors, each having a maximum reach of two meters. Two of the workers are examining her, and one accidentally drops a key within two meters of her. Aw, f-- The two men are quickly killed, and Lucy escapes, completely naked except for her helmet. She walks out and easily diverts the bullets fired upon her. She gorily murders the other people (included... See full review

7/10 story
5.5/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
5.5/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~

noel312's avatar By on Aug 7, 2012

This anime had a great start with alot of action and fighting. It gives off this intense feeling when watching it and I'm happy with the pair of main character that was given in lead. The animation of this anime is well drawn but i think the plot started to go downhill after Eren the girl phatom disappear after she's been shot but stablize itself when she's been discovered again. I didn't like the idea that they were put into a brother and sister relationship and that he started to date someone else in his school. To be perfectly honest it bothers me that they arn't couples because they look like the... See full review

7/10 story
9.5/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
7.5/10 overall