ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
This is a case of a good idea overdoing itself. The main themes and story in Blue Gender are very mature and grim enough to deserve praise on their own. Unfortunately the pacing was very slow to the most part and the whole thing was too depressing to be liked by most, so this anime didn’t get the credit it... See full review
<h3>It was cute. Made me have epic feels. Great anime. Watch it. ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ <3</h3>See full review
Parts with Yuno: XD
Parts without Yuno: DX
Animation with Yuno: XD
Animation without Yuno: Still XD
Almost all of it: XD
Gibberish 2nd OP: DX
Rest of Cast: YUNO!!!
NOTICE: This review covers both seasons of the series, as there are practically no differences between them.
The show is animated by Hal Film Maker studios, which overall have a very unimpressive roster. The only title I enjoyed from them is the super amazing Princess Tutu. The show is also directed by Mizushima Tsutomu who likes to make violent comical stories with little girls (Hare+Guu, Dokuro-chan, Punie-chan, and Squid Girl).
ART SECTION: 6/10 [Oh, look, panties. Oh, look, a huge club. Oh, look, brains scattered all over the screen.]
The general quality of animation is a bit... See full review
Ahhh... A series with artwork by the guy who made Dragon Ball. What can go wrong? ... Surprise! Everything did. As long as there are fools who only look at the shell and not the content and as long as there are producers who take advantage of that, we will have lame series like this one who become famous because of hype alone and not because of quality.
ART SECTION: 6/10 [Dragon Ball meets Pokemon.]
A few seconds and you already see Akira Toriyama’s signature in the artwork. That is very good if you are a Dragon Ball fan. Shapes are clear, colors are vivid. For a children’s... See full review
Story Recorder to Randoseru Do (Some people refer to it as 'Recorder to Randsall' or 'Unfunny Lazy Repetitive Comedy With Like Three Jokes' - although that title is a bit long. No idea what 'Do' stands for. Sound a recorder makes? 'Do' something worth 'Do'ing?) is a comedy about an older sister (Atsumi) who is really short and her younger brother (Atsushi) who is really tall. Since there is no actual storyline and the brother and sisters' appearance are the main plot point, the show becomes a shallow mess with the same joke being repeated constantly- “oh look, a grown man talking to a little... See full review
Ah, gotta love the masses and their love for mediocrity. Fairy Tail (FT) is from the pilot chapter/episode an average shonen series and yet it is loved by many for being just that. I guess rehashing notions from Naruto or One Piece can make a success out of anything. Because just like those shonens, FT has superpowers, adventure and a big cast of colourful and eccentric characters that occasionally get focused upon and fleshed out. Nothing we haven’t seen before but, hey, if it worked before why wouldn’t it work again?
Because it’s WORSE!
It is hard... See full review
Blood-C is the remake of Blood+, which is a remake of Blood the Last Vampire, which was a rehash of the old chicks with swords routine in half an hour. I have nothing against remakes, if they are done once every 20 years and try to offer something new to the table. Yet look at this; three variations of the same premise in less than a decade? This is plain overkill. But anyways, it is still the tale of an apparently normal high school girl forced to take part in monster hunting.
The bait of the show is that the drawings are drawn by CLAMP, the team of women who are famous for their spicy... See full review
Introduction to the anime:
A few days ago, while looking for new anime's to watch on Bakabt, i finally found one i hadn't watched, the summary did sound interresting and as i talked to a friend of mine i discovered that he had already downed it (hadn't watched it yet though), so i hereby decided that i had to watch it too.
So what do i think of this anime, it's one of those anime's which will entertain you, it won't keep you awake all night *cough*Clannad Afterstory*cough* but it will definalty find some way to entertain you. I would have rated it better than i did, if some parts of the anime... See full review
The starting was pretty much blurry but second half did made some sense. Story progressed slowly with stong plot and nice character introduction Intially some comedy elemnts were also present which will entertain you a bit. The anime is recommended for people who are into ghost stuff and like funny horror animes. I hope the anime progress in steady and exciting way.See full review
I am not a fan. I was told I would love this anime. I was told this would be a great anime for me as I like my anime to be more realisitc and real. I hate the chibi and fan service stuff so I was told this would be up my alley. Boy they were mistaken. I would suggest any one who suffers from seizure's - don't consider watching this. The whole anime was all colored and spinny. I got extremely dizzy just watching it. The plot was hard to follow because every three seconds you got a new scene with new random colors blaring at you. You were more pulled... See full review
This anime pulled me in right from the start because it was real. I love anime that isn't about being cute of making cute little characters with big heads. I like my anime to be almost a live action film. This was just that. The story pulled my in to start. But as I got more into the anime I just got more confused. I understood a great deal of it, but it was slightly confusing regarding the actual plot of the story. However, it was full of pretty good fight scenes. Good acting, and it was very well drawn and created. At the end, I understood the... See full review
Mirai Nikki is a supernatural mystery / horror / survival regarding an antisocial boy named Yukiteru (Yuki henceforth) receiving from his imaginary friend a magic cell phone that has a diary with all his future actions. Thus in effect he knows the future and can be prepared for anything. At first he adores how he knows all the answers in the tests at school, or how he can avoid meeting the school bullies since he knows where they will be waiting for him. Things get soon out of hand, when he realizes there are more people with similar diaries, and that his imaginary friend is not so imaginary after all... See full review
So some dudes made this short horror film titled Blood the Last Vampire which was instantly labeled cult. I don’t know why; it was probably the weird presentation of an otherwise simplistic premise. Some years later, some other dudes decide to make a series out of this and the result is Blood+. The tale of an apparently normal high school girl forced to take part in a sinister conspiracy that aims to make humanity food for vampire-like freaks.
To make a long story short, the series has a very good concept and interesting characters but its presentations lacks the stuff that... See full review
- A series worse than “Geyblade”? Hard to believe… “Believe it!” as Naruto would say. It ran on Greek tv and no one gave it much attention. Pokemon and Yugioh were airing at the same time (very high ratings on those crap) and trust me when I say it looked like super shit compared to other plain shit. Please don't watch more than 3 episodes or your eyes may start bleeding and your stomach may come out of your mouth. It was way over 9000 and even I had no chance up against it. Bedaman sucks! Plain and simple. Most of this text is a slight alteration of my Duel Masters review... See full review
Don’t make me repeat myself. It will help to read my reviews of the previous movies prior to reading this one.
And thus came the fourth Bleach movie. This time around they tried to blend it in with the core story a bit, just so you will know when exactly it happens… supposed. It is still a spin-off from the true story as the Fake Karakura battle never happened and Ichigo didn’t lose his powers.
Anyways, the story begins by showing Ichigo’s battle with Ulquiorra. This was basically just a hook, since most people watch the show for the Inner Hollow and somehow liked... See full review
Don’t make me repeat myself. It will help to read my reviews of the previous movies prior to reading this one.
And after a long waiting, here comes the third Bleach movie. I must say, the guys who make these slowly improve the overall. It felt like they combined the best elements of the previous movies. The good part of the first movie was the twist about memories and the good in the second was the focus on a character from the series instead of a filler one. So, expect another theme about the importance of memories and lots of centering on the characters. The second movie was about a tragic... See full review
Ah, a Bleach movie. Movies deriving from a series are 99% of the time just filler episodes with better animation, more action and a lame story. Did this movie escape this formula and offered something different for a chance? … Hell, no.
First of all, if you haven’t watched any episodes, stay away from the movie. You won’t like the setting without prior knowledge of the general story and cast. Plus, the action may mislead you as it hardly gets so good in the series.
Second, if you do know of the series and go for this movie, be prepared for simply another filler mission... See full review
This is the first Bleach movie and I must say it ended up being better than I expected. As far as movies go, you can of course expect far better production values and flashier battles. Yet it has something more than just an excuse for a parade of special attacks. It is by all means nothing more than a filler mission but it had a metaphysical aspect that went beyond the simple plot of “Let’s save Soul Society for the millionth time”.
First of all, if you haven’t watched any episodes, stay away from the movie. You won’t understand the new twist to the cosmology of the... See full review
INFAMY IS STILL FAME
Bleach is one of those series which took the world by storm, kept building up while oozing with style, before eventually realizing that it had no idea what to do next, began walking in circles as slow as possible so it can drag on for 5 years, before eventually ending incomplete. It is undermining the quality of shounens, it’s full of plot holes and inconsistencies, yet also managed to become one of the most popular anime in existence. Why is that?
PRETTY COLORS & NICE SOUNDS
The most shallow and yet largest of reasons is because it... See full review
Bleach one of those animes that apear only once or twice every genaration. With an envolving story that keeps you hooked and faithfull to the manga, with just the right amount of comedy to loose things up when the tension is too high. The sound, animation and characters are flawless, and near perfect in a Tite Kubo style. The only major downside of the anime is the end of it. The end was early and vague since the manga is continuing on to its final arc, and true end, because of that even though Bleach is one of my all-time favourites, I can't give an perfect score due to its early end... See full review
Story: This and HxH rank among my favorite shounen shows. Simply put, the reason for this is that emphasis is not only placed on brute strength, but a fragile battle of the human heart. That's not to say that this is a super emotional series, but that the disicipline to control your power is more important than the power itself (just one of the themes present here that I enjoy). The story centers around Yusuke Urameshi, a high school delinquent who feels everyone is out to get him. One of the great combinations of this show is the rib crushing action with well-timed comedy by the main character (sometimes... See full review
I honestly love the original story so I may have a bias towards this but I defnitely feel I wouldn't have enjoyed this as much if I hadn't read Kafka's story first. I really loved the animation, it really gave the feel that I believe that Kafka was looking for, an interpretation that did the story justice far as the artwork. My only issue with it was it just seemed lacking..it felt rushed, I know in the story it doesn't get deep into the characters too much but i kind of felt like the story and plot was rushed because I didn't have the same reaction as I did when I read the story, it didn't hit me as... See full review
Yugioh 5'ds has to be one the greatest anime series I have ever seen. It wasn't afraid to go after dark themes such as death and beytral ( to name a few). It wasn't as overly done as yugioh! or yugioh GX imo. Story 9/10 The stroy was amazing in the fact each character actually had a role to play in it. I also liked the idea of riding duels ( even if i didn't think it was that good at first) because it was differnt from the other series. I also play the actual card game and I have to say I loved the introduction of sycnhro monsters in the series. Why? Because this time around they themselves ( more... See full review
The begining of the anime was great. I like the story and the plot. I like the characters and I really thought this had potiential. It wasn't until the fo-end. I honestly thought at one point in the anime when everything came together nicely it was the end. Little did I know it was only 2/3 of the way through. The rest of the anime was just weird and didn't work with what the entire anime was about. I watched it to finish it, but everyone I have talked to, I let them know they can end at the 'first' end point without the need to watch the rest.See full review
YAOI! Thats all I need to say :P I love YAOI and this provides everything I was looking for. It was so cute! I remember seeing this anime during one of my very first Cons and I continued to watch it all the way through. It was so good!See full review
This anime was great. I spent so much money to get the entire series the moment I watched the first disk. I had to continue to watch it. I got it all and watched it all in about one month. The only two things I had a problem with this was 1) Animation: the fight scenes were a little too manga - meaning the fights were just them attacking and then the bad guys going puff into the wind like litte dust particles. 2) They NEVER showed Haikai change! I wanted the entire time to see Haikai change. He is AWESOME. He was my favorite character and they... See full review
I watched this anime in 1 weekend. It was okay. I watched it because the plot was good. It was good enough to interest me. However, a lot of the story was strange. I mean in general the concept was strange. It was also very sexual. If you don't mind that this will be great for you. I liked the end of the story and I watched it all the way through, but it was an anime I could leave or take.See full review
This was a really good anime if you like anime's with emotional and very personal aspects. I was really looking forward to an anime full of action and plot development but I was disappointed. This anime was good, please do not misunderstand me. But it took so long for the story to move along. If you don't mind slow moving plots and just mainly character interaction this is good. If you are expecting fights and interesting plots then do not think the first few episodes are how the anime will continue because it doesn't.See full review
To be honest I am a Yaoi fan and this met all the requirements I have for anime and Yaoi. I can't wait to watch it again!See full review
Reading comments and reviews about this anime, one will be really confused if it’s really worth it or not. It is true that it has all the win formula in it but the experienced eye (like moi) is able to see thing clearer and thus it wasn’t that hard to figure out the problems in execution. The reasons are actually quite easy for anyone to understand as long as they don’t have Pokemon as their average anime production.
1) Gonzo. That is enough for all who know this production team to get really negative vibes from the get go. Some may consider this a negative bias but come on... See full review
ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
Full lit of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
NOTICE: This review includes all seasons of the franchise. Reading this is like reading all the seasons.
Ah, good ol’ pretty sailor warriors! This is not only the first mahou shoujo I ever got to watch, but it is also the longest ever made in the genre… with the same continuity that is. Plus despite being the... See full review
Boy, adaptations are usually messed up but this was overkill…
Animated by Studio Bee Train, which usually has high budgets and places most of its appeal on aesthetics rather than anything else. They messed up in this one though. Directed by Mashimo Kouichi, who pretty much directed all of Bee Train’s infamous “chicks with guns” shows that made it so rich.
I find very little to write about animation and sound. They are pretty standard with what you can get in modern anime. Almost uninspiring, there is nothing outstanding in overall. Although the battles are... See full review
Blade is the fourth Marvel attempt to get a piece of the pie out of the anime fans and once again it’s just wasting its precious money on lame adaptations. I have watched all three previous shows and I could already see from the pilot episode it is following the exact same pattern as those. It is quite safe to say that I knew in just a few minutes that it is mediocre at best since the makers repeat the same crap as before. To be honest, up to now Marvel derived anime were slowly getting more interesting, meaning the makers were slowly learning how to make a good action show and we had the more than... See full review
ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
Notice: This review covers all three installments of the franchise. No reason to make different reviews about the same thing.
Grudgeal said: It's a distillation of every bad or semi-competent Hollywood action flick cranked up to eleven, interspersed with some light philosophy, homages to other media (war films, Yakuza... See full review
Having nothing better to watch these days, I went for bijin series just for a change of pace in my anime life. You know; waiting 5 years for another FMAB to pop up. So here I am viewing this “Butler from Hell anime”, which comments make it look like it’s orgasm in animated form. I sat down with zero expectations knowing how bijin looks and lots of fujoshi fandom don’t translate to good news. Well, no surprise, I was right.
First of all I will admit that Sebastian is the coolest anime butler of all times. I mean, what other candidates are there? That irritating indecisive... See full review
Don't believe the low score on anime-planet! This is a sweet schoolgirl anime. It's all about a darling girl who is suffering isolation because of a vicious rumour. She attempts to make friends and start a controversial after-school club against the wishes of some prudish elements within the school faculty. Yes it does have plenty of panty shots. The screenshots, and description, all choose to focus on the ecchi but this is a show about girls in adolescence and will, I think, be most appreciated by females who can most closely identify with the characters. It's about having courage to be brave and... See full review
Story Violence Jack just wanted to be a fist of the north star so badly they were bold enough to ripoff the story of fist of the north star.And what a terrible job they did at it too, an earthquake hits the world is turned into a wasteland and barbarians run all about, that's Violence Jack's way of cheaply imitating fist of the north star, in fist of the north star the world was turned into a wasteland by a nuclear war and its kill for kill for survival, this story here has deeper meaning such a savior in these troubled times but Violence Jack however just steals the idea of rebels running about killing... See full review
Black Blood Brothers is in all accounts a cop-out anime, practically a collection of elements that have been tested many times before it did and sold well. This show tried to take as few risks as possible and went for the established formula others made in the past. But it still failed to be good as it forgot the most important thing all series need. Excitement!
My overall feeling for this show is formed by its many negatives and not its few positives, which to be frank are nothing much to write about. So this review will be a list of thing I didn’t like in this anime, starting with the... See full review
“What the heck was that all about?” That’s what I thought when I finished watching Birth. It was a bizarre mix of action/mystery/science fiction. It had no clear story. It had an insane ending. It was unlike anything I had seen so far. So… to what kind of people am I supposed to suggest watching this short anime?
ART & SOUND SECTION: 6/10 [Amoebas on LSD?]
- Here is something you rarely see in anime. The animation sucks at its drawing phase but is very good at its motion phase.
- The characters and the background scenery where drawn awfully simple most of the... See full review
This review covers the original OVAs and both the remade seasons of the show. I’m too bored to write three different ones.
So Birdy is one of the thousands of “simple conceived, nicely made” stories of the 80’s. Back then all you needed were two lines of a plot and three lines of a backdrop. All the rest were up to presentation, which since there was no internet around yet, meant trying hard to make it look good without taking pointers by the rabid fandom. And here is Birdy, the simple tale of an intergalactic bounty hunter chick living inside a dork, searching for alien... See full review
I am not a fan of the games but I know well of the events and the characters in the franchise. Allow me to mention how a non-fanboy felt while watching this movie.
-Being fully CGI and with a huge fame behind it, the expectations were pretty high. The movie did transmit the imagery from the games in a high degree. All the areas were reminiscent of locations and events from the games, which does make it likable to the fans.
-The quality of the polygons was very good, especially in the explosions and the machinery.
-Yet, in the area of the character figures it felt... See full review
No Pirates, fairies or Peter Pan... This Neverland sucks... Story: I think there was a plot here, but I sure as Hell don't know what was going on. Seemed like a lot of shit randomly happened with no explanation. To be fair though I was completely bored out of my mind after about five minutes so I probably just wasn't paying attention. All I can recall is that there's a war between demons and humans... or something... And it was pretty dull. Animation: This series combines crappy 2D animation with horrendous CGI to create something truly eye rapingly awful. This was even worse than... See full review
Story Ahh...teknoman, my brother got me into this show and i am quite glad he did.This show is certainly one of the best that i've seen.The story usually starts off pretty shallow at first it sort of feels like that you can predict everything that can happen next like reading a book, pretty straightfoward.However, the plot does pick up when Saber comes in and episode after episode the plot thickens the story keeps getting better and better lots of twists are introduced such as the negative impact it has on the body and it so seems that sheer hopelessness is brought on humanity due to this.But as i said... See full review
Story: I have never seen an anime based on this game called "Karuta", however there's plenty of tournament love triangle shows out there. Chihayafuru is a show that never really tries to do anything special or different with the plot, it simply bounces from one arc to the next- from the setting up arc where characters are introduced and backstories are told (at least for Chihaya, Arata, and Taichi.) right into a plethora of different tournaments (all of which seem to drag out their matches for as many inner monologues as possible.) I guess right about now I should give you the disclaimer that... See full review
Two things define Guilty Crown as an anime. The first is the very good production values, which becomes harder and harder to find in the years we are going through. The artwork is very detailed and coloured beautifully, and the animation is quite smooth (when it wants to be). The second is the story, which is nothing but a patchwork of stereotypes from all over the place. People saw the first episode and where screaming CODE GEASS RIP OFF or whatever other show it reminded them. And it’s not like we were overreacting; it is an obvious Code Geass rip-off since it has some of the same writers in it... See full review
The episodes are repetitive. The animation is mostly unimpressive. Not even halfway through you know exactly how the series is going to end. Exactly. And yet, there is something about it that makes it special. It is a sweet and inspiring series. Only one moment was truly surprising for me. The rest was very much predictable but I thoroughly enjoyed it and stayed awake through its entirety. You know the whole time exactly what is going to happen, but when it all unfolds it is truly beautiful. I don't regret watching this series at all. ... See full review
I can't give a complete review, as I dropped the series after five episodes, but I think I can give a pretty good snapshot of what you can expect. This is supposedly a reverse harem, and it jumps right into that plot with the main premise--a girl is literally given a choice of several men with whom her father approves for marriage. A very basic but alluring idea for a reverse harem-addict such as myself! But then... You find out right off the bat that the main protagonist is fourteen years old. Fourteen. And her father wants her to choose a husband? What is worse is that the... See full review
This review is very stupid and it won't teach you anything about this show. That's why it's so unique xD The review is of course based on english dub version. Story: Yeah, so we have this Chris boy thing, that stuck between heaven and hell. He's now holy warrior and bla-bla-bla shut the fuck up ! I'm gonna now spoil you the ending: To be continued without resolving any fucking thing ! Animation: Yes, it's in this show. That's all i wanted to write here Sound: Yeah, the only thing that it's done good in this show. Characters: Stupid, like headless zombies. Didn't do anything important. Bots are... See full review
One day I was browsing through Anime Planet and one anime in particular sparked my interest. Gloomy, gothic atmosphere went really great with my obsession with Hellsing at the time. When I read the keyword Europe I thought to myself... this should be interesting. Story The story follows a young boy and his... Who am I kidding? You should be able to read this in the series synopsis. I will tell you my opinion on the actual story throughout the series. I you really want to enjoy this series first read the manga. Then come back and watch the anime until you get to the episode 17. There you should be able... See full review