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Great Dangaioh

roriconfan's avatar By on May 3, 2012

Haja-Kyosei G Dangaioh is not a plain mecha series as it mixes elements from other genres, such as harem (dorky protagonist, plenty ecchi jokes) and fighting shonen (there is always a strong, evil big brother in those). It has all the usual clichés of old mecha series (uniting mecha, classical voice activated robot attacks, alien invaders) backed up by a weird backdrop story that makes it really mysterious. Unfortunately it does very little with all that.

SCRIPT: 3/10

- The series is a sequel to Haja Taisei Dangaiou, a very well made short OVA series of the 80’s that was... See full review

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

Dangaioh: Hyper-Combat Unit

roriconfan's avatar By on May 3, 2012

Dangaioh is a short OVA series that plays around with some very stereotypical, albeit likable formulas. And since most of the fun is in execution then I say it did a great job for what it is all about.

The best aspect of the show is its animation. It is uber for its time and feels great even today to the most part. The way landscapes and robots are drawn is simply amazing, with extremely high detail and smooth motions, while explosions throw around dozens of small debris, each with its own trajectory. Shadowing and lightning effects are also very good, with multiple layers on objects and characters... See full review

3/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
4/10 characters
6/10 overall

Dance in the Vampire Bund

roriconfan's avatar By on May 3, 2012

Animated by Studio Shaft, which means lots of weird symbolisms and well drawn artwork. Directed by Shinbou Akiyuki, which means shallow moe characters treated as caricatures as means to become allusions to something else. This is an anime that had the potential to be an all time classic if it had used its own premise wisely. I’m serious; the core idea behind the story is what the stuff of legends is made of. Here, let me describe it to you.

Imagine if you are the ruler of all vampires, centuries old, who suddenly gets fed up being hidden from the world and decides to reveal the existence... See full review

4/10 story
9/10 animation
6/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

Dallos

roriconfan's avatar By on May 3, 2012

Dallos became obsolete when the Gundam series came out. Both have a similar scenario. But Gundam has 30 years of merchandise and a zillion sequels and spin-offs on its reservoir, while Dallos was left with just 4 episodes. Keep reading with the premise that it’s a small and unimportant cousin to Gundam. (This review can extend to Dallos Special, which is simply the summary of Dallos)

ART & SOUND SECTION: 7/10
Very good, in spite of its years. Detailed and very realistic, a common trait of all Mamoru Oshi’s works. It can still easily be recommended by all hard-core science... See full review

6/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Dai Mahou Touge

roriconfan's avatar By on May 3, 2012

ART SECTION: 5/10 [Getting gutted by a cute little girl...]

General Artwork & Backgrounds 2/4: The Earth is depicted as it normally does in anime and most of the series takes place in a normal school. The Magical Kingdom is presented as the epitome of fairy tales, with a horror side under its surface.
The general artwork is not original or unique. It just blends inconsistent images and jumps from cheery to horror in a flash just to shock you and make you laugh.

Character Figures 1/2: Just like the artwork, the characters are extreme variations of Mahou Shojo. The school bully... See full review

2/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Sentou Mecha Xabungle

roriconfan's avatar By on May 3, 2012

ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
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TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrTMonKTCLE

Xabungle is the third anime Tomino the Gundam dude messed with and the result is quite interesting as far as aesthetics go. This is most likely the very first space western anime and the setting is quite catchy for its time. It does resemble the endless deserts of the Wild West and it is full of outlaws and adventurers, most of... See full review

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

Laputa: Castle in the Sky

roriconfan's avatar By on May 3, 2012

This is Hayao Miyazaki’s second major movie after Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (he also did Castle of Cagliostro but that is just a Lupin the 3rd side story so I don’t count it as major). This time he went for something much lighter than a grim post-apocalyptic setting; it is a lot more conventional and easy-going so I hardly enjoyed it as much as Nausicaa.

The story is a rather standard children’s adventure with steampunk elements; two kids have this magic stone and they want to find a floating island before greedy men use it for evil reasons. The setting is close... See full review

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

Azumanga Daioh

lawnmower16's avatar By on May 2, 2012

I love this anime. It was the first one I ever watched, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. That being said, after returing to this and watching a few episodes again I can say, reluctantly, that it's a little too slow-paced. The comedy is lacking a lot of the time, and there are many jokes that rely on long periods of silence or repetition, or things like hastily animated character sprites moving slowly across the screen, which can be good sometimes, but this show perhaps does it to a fault. The animation is fine, but having become accustomed to newer styles and HD visuals, it looks... See full review

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

Captain Harlock

roriconfan's avatar By on May 2, 2012

ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
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TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ih8Szk75HA&NR=1

Spaceship Yamato, season 4 … aka Captain Harlock. Leiji Matsumoto’s most famous work is basically him improving his Yamato formula even further, which is a nice thing. Yamato itself was improving in each season but the problem was I didn’t care at all about its heroes as much as I did for Dessler ... See full review

4/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Denno Coil

roriconfan's avatar By on May 2, 2012

PROPER MINDSET
[Kira-bugs! Got to catch ‘em all!]

This series is presented as childish, yet it packs so much philosophy and optical delight that you hardly believe kids will get half of it. The way I see it, it aims at sci-fi lovers, sophisticated adults or bright kids, who are not accustomed to really heavy series, such as Ghost in the Shell or Serial Experiments Lain and yet want more than just some childish Digimon variant. It is DAMN good and even viewers who like brainless action like Bleach or storyless series like K-On can easily like the fine combination of a good... See full review

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

Shikabane Hime: Aka

roriconfan's avatar By on May 2, 2012

Notice: This review covers both seasons of the franchise; the second is a direct sequel to the first and equal in lameness… I mean quality … or the lack of it.

Two minutes in the first show and I could already see this as a Bleach wannabe that had chicks with guns flavor. Ok, I could dig the premise, despite the silliness. Two episodes later I was more than sure it would be what I call a Swiss Cheese anime, that is a typical story with lots of plot holes. Being the average series it is, following the tired formula to the later it didn’t manage to change my impression to the end... See full review

2/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
4/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Cutey Honey Flash

roriconfan's avatar By on May 2, 2012

Gah, this is bad. This is really bad. They took the awesome classic and turned it to a lukewarm mahou shoujo.

If you don’t know of Cutey Honey , let me enlighten you with some basic info. The original series was made in the 70’s by Go Nagai , the dude who didn’t give a damn about morality or politically correct characters in his works. The original was a twisted mahou shoujo with lots of violence, death, nudity, and angst. This may not sound much today but back in the 70’s all anime were about nerdy kids, too-goody heroes and kind-hearted little witches doing silly... See full review

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

Crying Freeman

roriconfan's avatar By on May 2, 2012

Crying Freeman is the adaptation of a renowned graphic novel manga. Unlike 99.99% of anime, it hardly censored the gruesome violence and the extreme sex scenes in it. It even has a never before seen again trait in battles: The characters strip butt naked in order to have complete freedom in movement! For them, armors are just a hindrance if you can outrun bullets.

STORY & CHARACTER SECTION: 5/10 [An interesting looking box with nothing inside.]
A Japanese artist is trained by force by the Chinese mafia to become Crying Freeman, the world’s deadliest assassin. He is sent to avenge... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 animation
5/10 sound
5/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Cosplay Complex

roriconfan's avatar By on May 2, 2012

This series is supposed to be about cosplay. But it only ends up being a shallow ecchi series that aims at otakus who dig costume fetishes.

ART SECTION: 6/10 [Fetishes as far as the eye can see.]
- The general artwork isn’t anything special. Shapes and colors are of average quality.
- There is an awful amount of stale images and SD scenes but all these can be excused as this is a comedy.
- There is an awful amount of nude and underwear as well. Much more than in most ecchi series out there. And it is even excused, as the female cast continually changes cloths. The fact that the... See full review

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

Nisemonogatari

ThePatches's avatar By on May 2, 2012

Story
I really, really meant to review Bakemonogatari way back when it aired, since the show seemed to captivate the anisphere. Here’s the thing: I was never quite sure what I watched. To me, the show was overly complex when it didn’t need to be, a continual tease, and only “intelligent” in the way two teenagers up late talking about life can be. But I held my tongue. I could never form a set of arguments that satisfied me. ... See full review

5/10 story
9.5/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

snivets's avatar By on May 1, 2012

Despite appearances to the contrary (particularly the OVA, which made me very very nervous), this anime was anything but typical, and even enjoyable. Unless you take it at face value, which I would encourage you not to do. I'm not quite sure why--maybe due to quality banter, timing of gags, use of irony, nontypical reactions/endings to episodes--but the series added up to more than the sum of its individual parts, which, when dissected on their own, seem fairly normal/boring/pandering/weak/bad. But it's a great show, so let me tell you why I like it.

Story: Kodaka, a transfer student, shows up at a... See full review

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

Kanon (2006)

ratchet573's avatar By on May 1, 2012

In a city called Amnesia. Wait, sorry, that’s not it. In a city where the main character has terrible amnesia, everyone is prone to sickness and accident, and echoes of better things to come echo resoundingly (namely, Clannad), there’s a guy named Yuuichi. He’s moved in with his aunt, as he did seven years previously. His memories of that winter break are really hazy, borderline Elfen Lied syndrome. But he met a lot of people and affected a lot of lives in that break, and his return is the culmination of what he started seven years before. This is set off by the perky and cute Ayu, a... See full review

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

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

matteroffact's avatar By on May 1, 2012

Sacred Star of Milos provides an interesting side story in the FMA universe. Taking place
sometime after Ed and Al have discovered the true nature of the Philosopher's Stone. While little in the movie implies that it must be fixed in either the original series' plotline or that of the Brotherhood series, the spirit and tenor of the film is much more that of the original. The themese are mature, the violence more brutal and the general feel more intense than Brotherhood. FMA fans that prefered Brotherhood to the original may find Milos a little intense and graphic. Fans of both series will likely like... See full review

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

Hyper Speed GranDoll

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

This is just a silly short series that combines mahou shojo (magical girls) with shonen (boys’) armored warriors. It is a nice view but offers nothing in the long run.

ART SECTION: 5/10
It never goes beyond average. We have the usual bishojo (pretty girls) as protagonists and bishonen (pretty boys) as the villains. And a school. And a teenager’s room. And some bath scenes. And a generic alien spaceship. The general artwork is completely clichéd, from the klutz heroine down to the repetitive transformations and special attacks. The level of detail is pretty low, with simple... See full review

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

Gravion

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

NOTICE: This review involves both the two seasons of the series.

Gravion is not a serious series. It’s more of a tribute to the old style mecha shows, such as Getta 3 and Voltes V. So, it aims at old mecha fans of the 80’s and the 70’s and adds humour and fan service elements of present ecchi series to keep them wanting for more. The problem is that the show is animated by the most notorious studio GONZO and that its director never made and never aimed to make something more than a typical show; the result of which is a feeling of mediocrity.

PRODUCTION VALUES ... See full review

6/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Juusoukikou Dancougar Nova

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

This series is a remake of an older series with the same name. Beyond some similarities to the way the mechas and the characters look, there are practically no ties between them. Which is a good thing since the original was quite long and boring. Both a tribute and a parody to the old style mecha shows, such as Getta 3 and Voltes V, the remake is improved in all sections and provides up-to-date entertainment for the hardcore mecha fans.

ART SECTION: 8/10 [The old meets the new.]

General Artwork & Backgrounds 3/4: As a tribute series, Dancougar Nova mixes the action and plot... See full review

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

Dancougar: Super Bestial Machine God

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

Notice: This review covers all specials of the franchise, which consist of the main series, a few extra OVAs and a mini series.

STORY SECTION: 4/10 [Same old shit; but with a lot of drama on top for flavor.]
Analysis: Premise 1/2, Pacing 1/2, Complexity 0/2, Plausibility 1/2, Conclusion 1/2

- Aliens attack Earth and a team of teenagers pilots super robots in order to stop them. Where have I heard that one before?
- No side stories. Besides the 4 youths and the megalomaniac renegade, the rest of humanity and the entire alien empire are cardboards that are there simply to be... See full review

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

Locke the Superman: New World Command

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

- The original Choujin Locke movie was quite a shock when I first watched it as a little kid. Severed heads and rivers of blood filling the screen while parents and television supervisors still considered anime to be just for kids. It was my first encounter with the action/horror side of anime. And yes, it was one of the titles that made me love anime. For most of us 20+ otakus, he was a major hook.
- This follow-up side story of the movie on the other hand is nothing to brag about. It feels a lot less interesting than the original, despite its superior main story. Instead of repeating myself, I will... See full review

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

Locke the Superman

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
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- Choujin Locke was quite a shock when I first watched it as a little kid. My parents rented the VHS for me because they thought it was some kiddy story. After all, the English title, Locke The Superman, made us think it was a Superman spin-off. Imagine my horror (and excitement) when I saw severed heads and rivers of blood filling the screen. It was my first encounter with the... See full review

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

Shaman King

moeparadise's avatar By on May 1, 2012

Before I start, i would like to say that this was the first anime i have ever watch back then when i was a kid(maybe around aged 8). I really liked it and thought that it was awesome. Few years down the road and my perception about this anime changed alittle bit but it doesn't change the facts that i still liked the show. I guess its a childhood memory thing... Story The plot, as far as it goes, was rather interesting. But i was disappointed because it was cut short and the ending, i feel, was kinda rushed. On top of that, the ending was entirely off from the manga which disappoints me even more. I felt... See full review

6/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Cluster Edge

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

You have probably noticed how anime after mid 2000 turned a lot to a 12 episode format. The reasons can vary, but watching a series like Cluster Edge, I almost excuse the industry. THIS SHOW IS SO SLOW.

Most people usually don’t notice a thing called pacing but this show is so bad at it, even the majority figured it out. The producers just had to fill a full season with a story that easily fits in half the time. And there was so little going on, they even had to throw in lots of recap episodes at random intervals, repeat things a hundred times, reuse footage in flashbacks and make people talk... See full review

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

Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing

TheStampede01's avatar By on May 1, 2012

Wow.... this is probably the most disapointing sequel since Darker than Black s2... wth did they do to the series? Yeah the animation is slightly better and the colours are more vibrant but its all in vain due to the terrible loli fanservice. Honestly I don't think anyone can watch this anime without feeling like a pedophile. Needless to say the review is going to be biased, because for some bizzare reason I had my expectations high for this. Story- Most of the time the story takes a backseat to pointless slice of life scenes like cooking shit and playing floor hockey or watching little girls change... See full review

5/10 story
6/10 animation
4/10 sound
2/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

Cleopatra

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

ARTSY ANIME
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
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This movie is a hard one to judge. It is so outgoing with its humour that it seems to be quite chaotic in terms of storyboard. On the other hand it is making some really smart parodies around historical events and even erotic clichés that it is something worth noticing. One should approach it with the mindset that this is a well made farce and not a serious production. And would you believe... See full review

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

Orguss 02

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

What the hell is this? It was supposed to be the sequel to the first series and yet it has no similarities to it. And it is far worse too.

ART SECTION: 7/10 [Anachronism strikes again.]
I admit that visually speaking, it is far better than the series. After all, it is 10 years younger, short in episodes and of OVA format, so such a thing was expected. The world is steampunk, as there are knights next to huge mecha and other anachronistic stuff. Body figures and cloths have generally high detailing and move generally realistically. Nothing we haven’t seen before but gets the job done... See full review

2/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
2/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison

Tinydestiny's avatar By on May 1, 2012

*This review may contain spoilers* Overall:
I'm at an impass, I don't know whether to continue to reject the movies and hate on them, or accept them and take them as a joke. The boy inside of me clings on the hope that they actually make a good movie, but I should probably just not indulge that hope. ANYWAYS. I'm almost tempted to give it a 8/10 because it was so much, SO MUCH, better than most of the other movies, but once you get past the terrible expectations you had for this movie, you see that it really doesn't deserve more than a 2, maybe a 3/10 because it was so much better than the other... See full review

3/10 story
8/10 animation
?/10 sound
4/10 characters
4/10 overall

Super Dimension Century Orguss

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
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TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECfGtSgPRhw

This retro series had a really unexpected feeling for me. I’ve seen plenty of those and yet this one differs in a way. It is way more sci-fi and erotic than all other mecha/sci-fi of its time.

ART SECTION: 6/10 [OMG! Tentacles!]
Analysis: General Artwork 1/2, Character Figures 1/2, Backgrounds 2/2... See full review

6/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

Cutey Honey

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
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TEASER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZTNAhYP2A4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0rMFj_LFxY&feature=related

This anime is yet another brainchild of Go Nagai. Yes, that guy again. I have already mentioned how awesome he was for making the (then original) Mazinger Z and the not-so-good in the anime version Devilman. I also said how he liked nude... See full review

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

Coyote Ragtime Show

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

This series is telling us that it will be lukewarm from the first 5 minutes. Basing its appeal on heavy-dude attitude, shooting showdowns, and pretty girls, it fails to be any more interesting than your average American action movie. Even more when you realize that the series doesn’t even try to hide its American clichés.

Animated by Ufotable, a studio with many good titles, as well as many lukewarms (this of course belongs to the later case). Directed by Nonaka Takuya of the Garden of Sinners fame. This though is a shame on his portfolio.

ART SECTION: 8/10 [Cowboys... See full review

3/10 story
8/10 animation
4/10 sound
5/10 characters
4/10 overall

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
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TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAxWwg409zQ&feature=related

NOTICE: This review covers both seasons of the anime, as I see no reason to write two reviews about the same story. Since this anime ranks in the top 10, I took the time to write a review about it with a lot of meta-thinking in it. Do mind that I simply mention what everyone else already wrote so far, plus... See full review

4/10 story
9/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Claymore

roriconfan's avatar By on May 1, 2012

ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS Animated by Studio Madhouse, the king of anime series; so you automatically expect it to look nice. Directed by Tanaka Hiroyuki, whose only other work is the super action/gore Hellsing Ultimate. Plus the setting and the story make Claymore to sound a lot like Berserk, one of the most awesome shows of the 90’s. Thus the expectations were really... See full review

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

Nineteen 19

TheStampede01's avatar By on May 1, 2012

Story- What the...? A main character of a romance anime thats not a teenager and its not even set in a school? Well there are flashbacks of his school life, but yeah this romance is about a young guy (try to guess his age lol) and a girl that hes liked since junior high. He also works as a waiter and has two friends and a homolust boss... but thats not really significant. The end is also a bit of a twist, whether in a good or bad way is up to you to decide. Animation- Pretty standard for the 90's. Fairly realistic char designs and even a little symbolism thrown in once in a while.
Sound- Even... See full review

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

Funny Pets

SebasCielStar's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

Story: I wonder what the appeal is to watching a show that is known to be horrible. Maybe it is because a review intrigues us and we just have to watch the show to see the spectacular dreadfullness that it contains. Such was the case when I decided to take a look at Funny Pets. Then after 12 appalling episodes later, I only had one word to sum up the show:Disturbed. When I found out this show was geared towards family, I could not believe it because if I showed this to a five-year-old, they would run screaming in terror from episode 1. The characters are creepy to look at, laugh maniacally, and partake in... See full review

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

Bobby's In Deep

TheStampede01's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

Story- Very slowpaced, slice of life story about a guy and his motorcycle and the girl that likes him... theres really no other way to descibe this. The ending is also quite depressing. Animation- Really quite poor even for that time, I think the only impressive scene is the last one and thats only because theres some actual highspeed motion going on. Most of the animationis very slow moving... like the story. Sound- I don't even remember a single tune from this... really forgettable and Bobby's voice in the jap dub... sounds like he has mild autism. Characters- The characters consist of Bobby, his... See full review

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

Bride of Deimos

TheStampede01's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

Story- The story isn't the most interesting story in the world. Its a mystery with some supernarutal elements, but it works for this kind of anime. I think the OVA uses the 1 episode run time to its advantage well, but it could have elaborated a bit more on the supernatural side. Animation- Characters have standard Josei/Shoujo char designs for that era, which look pretty nice. Nothing stood out as overly impressive though. There are parts where the colouring is changed in order to change the atmosphere, which I thought was pretty effective. Sound- Pretty forgettable, theres a cool 80's synth tune that... See full review

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

FLCL

roriconfan's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

ARTSY ANIME
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
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Many things have been said about this anime yet down to it, it is very easy to understand where its fame came from. It was made by GAINAX a company famous for its psychedelic imagery and stories, it was heavy on symbolisms which is what makes anime so cool, it had something to do with coming-of-age and sex which always sell no matter the context… and it was insane which has no explanation... See full review

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

Great Teacher Onizuka

roriconfan's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
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TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=887C9HKY5yY

School comedies became a trend after the success of Urusei Yatsura in the mid 80’s. Many others tried to repeat the success but none managed to get to the same heights, mostly because all that followed had less to offer. Less likable characters, less context, less things to ponder about. All that changed when GTO came to... See full review

6/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

Cowboy Bebop

roriconfan's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
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TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6zDfxZ4NcE

This is a hard to judge anime as it has many elements that make it good next to other elements that you need to tolerate if you need to consider them great. Although it is still considered top 10 of all times for many after all these years, there are many more (me included) that had a very hard time accepting all that as top... See full review

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

Escaflowne

roriconfan's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

TEASER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJZATeQvwpo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSlNHi6wgQQ

Ah, now this is a show I loved from the very fist episode. It clearly has a lot more than an average show of its kind… In fact it is more than one kind. In fact, it is something that blends various formulas successfully. 

THE STAFF 
- Made by Bandai, back when it was still a major player and people didn’t mind much their mediocrities. 
- Directed by Akane Kazuki, a man with a most impressive roster, if not in terms of... See full review

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

Neon Genesis Evangelion

roriconfan's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
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TEASER: (video contains spoilers) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kFhPVAhV_o

DISCLAIMER
The Nostalgia series is meant to review titles the author believes were very influential to the industry and has enough material to write something about. Do not go asking me why I left aside a ton of famous anime. I just didn’t found them important enough and they will part of a... See full review

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

Mahoujin Guru Guru

roriconfan's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
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This review covers both seasons of this title; meaning this one and the sequel, Dokidoki Densetsu.
This series was made solely for old JRPG fans. It makes fun of all the clichés we have seen in 70’s and 80’s 2D role playing games, such as the early Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy series. Later on it becomes a parody of several other anime genres as... See full review

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

Mayo Chiki!

CoolHandMike's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

Lame, annoying, cliched. Watch this irritating anime if you place no value on your time or peace of mind.

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

Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross

roriconfan's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

Most Westerners know Southern Cross only as the second part of the Roboteck series. In reality, it is a stand-alone series with a similar scenario as Macross. As a publicity stunt, it was united through name and sound alteration with the ending of the Macross storyline and the beginning of the Genesis Climber Mospeada storyline (Another stand-alone series. Damn American mix-remakes!) This review involves only the original stand-alone series and not its hypothetical ties with the other two series.

ART SECTION: 5/10 [same old, same old…]
Analysis: General Artwork 1/2, Character... See full review

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

Macross Frontier

roriconfan's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

Macross F is a perfect example of what happens to a franchise if it stays too much in the field. It eventually runs out of ideas and excitement and goes for cheap entertainment. While the original series was also light in nature and had some fan service, it was still a cornerstone in anime history for its good production values as well as its interesting cast. Well F is none of that. It came out in a time where its visuals, although good, are not awesome next to anything else that airs close to it, and its story and cast are hardly as captivating. One could say that it’s because nothing feels special... See full review

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

Super Dimensional Fortress Macross

roriconfan's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
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TEASER:
Japanese original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1TfkO0Nbbk
American version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glJB0QuMKeo&feature=related

As I said in my previous entry, the early 80’s was the time the second generation of anime fans came by and they weren’t that fond of drama and high ideals. I can almost hear them saying:
“Hey anime... See full review

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

No. 6

jypsyjulia's avatar By on Apr 30, 2012

**spoiler heaven galore ***I am ranting like crazy in this review and I really don't care if it's harsh. LOL, what the hell did I just watch? The STORY of No. 6 started out so well!  I was seriously excited to see how the animators and producers would take this dystopian society and destroy it.  I especially loved introducing the killer bees as a way to control the people and as a way for the people to fear the city.  I love dystopian and post-apocalyptic books so much and thought this anime would be right up my alley.  Unfortunately, I was very wrong. Instead of following the... See full review

3/10 story
8/10 animation
5/10 sound
2/10 characters
3/10 overall