SpanglishJC's Uchuu Kazoku Carlvinson 'Short Review' My first impressions of this show at a glance left me expecting little. What I got out of this anime was a thoroughly enjoyable little OVA about a group of misfit aliens looking after an orphaned child. Story and Characters The story is very straightforward. After some unfortunate circumstances a little baby girl is left without parents and the aforementioned group of aliens take it upon themselves to look after her until someone comes to pick her up. Whilst a simple story the anime does it well with the use of some fun characters that I... See full review
SpanglishJC's Utopa 'Short Review' An anime egg- I mean tamago ova, this anime takes place after mankind on Earth has had to build sky cities due to some problems back on ol' Earth. After many years they have managed to modify animals into walking (on two legs), talking beings. However, this anime really is just about three little animals running about in a big forest. Story and Characters So we have our three little critters in a big forest. There is not much plot other than this: a seed made its way into a sky city and was discovered by the three main characters. They decide to go down to the surface... See full review
***THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW*** YOU REALLY SHOULD GO SEE ALL SAO TV SERIES STUFF BEFORE SEEING THIS FILM Let me preface this review by giving you my thoughts on SAO as a series; I liked the first season regardless of its faults but everything afterwards is hot garbage. I didn't like anything about the succeeding seasons even though I enjoyed those arcs in the light novel. Now, how was this film? Story: 5.5/10 A really surprising element of the film for me was how they implemented the deterrent element that made the film have tension. It got stupid in the final 30 minutes but the emotional... See full review
Welcome ladies and gents to this brand new and shiny Trinity Seven..Which is a movie....Which you'll be sad to know it isn't a movie..Not in the conventional way at least.First things first..This is as you may know an ecchi anime..So you can expect a triumph of boobs and some ass over substance. Just to be on the safe side though some story is thrown in as an afterthought.So the movie starts with showing you some clips with what you've already seen in the series..And here we have the very first problem.This isn't a long length movie.It clocks at 56 or so minutes.45 if you take out the clips at the... See full review
About an hour out of the theater and I'm still reeling from how much Ordinal Scale managed to get it right. Although I enjoyed the latter three cours of SAO seasons one and two, the first cour of season one still holds up as one my favorite anime of all time, even five years later. Its unique blend of adventure, discovery, and situational weight is stunning; it's something special in a way that few other shows have been able to emulate. Ordinal Scale manages to capture that same essence that was present in season one and build on it. The characters are delightfully familiar, the... See full review
Ever sit back and think, what am I doing with my life? That's what you will ask yourself after watching Mardock Scramble. The show has good animation. It has some cool matrix style action, but what anime doesn't? Not much else is offered in 58 minutes of this confusing, creepy tit-fest. Mardock Scramble has a strange fan base. Fans of the show say the plot is deep, the themes are mature, ooh philosophy. Talking about rape does not mean the anime is mature. It comes across as disturbing and doesn't really offer an intelligent discourse on the topic of human sexuality. The show feels icky. About 20- 30... See full review
Ordinary Scale is the perfect movie for all the SAO lovers who wished they could see more fight scenes throughout the series and more KiritoxAsuna scenes. In my opinion the story was a bit lacking, but the abundance of boss fights featuring Kirito more than made up for the weak plot. My only complaint is the fact that main villian(I won't say who) had such potential for a very indepth character, yet he ended up just throwing away all that potential in the end. I know the movie had a limited timeframe, but by the end of the movie I'm still thinking who the hell was that dude. All in all the movie still made... See full review
SpanglishJC's Ghost in the Shell 'Short Review' Ghost in the Shell, one of my favourite films. Here we have cyberpunk themes, what it means to be alive or human and cyborg fun. This is a big yes from me! Story and Characters Our story follows Motoko Kusanagi or the Major as she goes looking for an elusive hacker named The Puppet Master. This notorious figure had been going around hacking into important people such as governmental officials. Oshii has managed to craft a very clever film that doesn't just rely on lots of sci fi action goodness. In fact, there isn't all that much action. The action scenes... See full review
Wild Cardz? More like Wild Shitz, amirite? Haha! We (Users) here at Anime Planet like to joke around, but there is something serious that we need to talk about, and this is some serious shit. Of course, by shit I am referring to Wild Shitz. Wild Shitz is a... hodge-podge of a mish-mash of a clusterfuck of random, assorted shit and the barest sense of knowing what actual games are. I mention "Games" instead of "Cardz" because this pulls Chess pieces out of the air and NO ONE IN THE FUCKING SHOW CAN FUCKING GUESS WHAT THE FUCK A FUCKING CHESS PIECE FUCKING IS. EACH AND... See full review
General I understand that by subverting genre conventions you can make something that is unique and great...however in this case is sort of became a mess. It was hard to understand what the show was trying to be as it had so much clutter, the ecchi scenes in this anime spoiled it (not often you say that), they felt kinda out of place and arkward. To get a general idea of what im trying to say, the show would switch between slice of life, ecchi/comedy and psychological in a matter of minutes but it didnt do a smooth transition, it sorta just happened. This show also suffered from what a lot of poor... See full review
SpanglishJC's Kirara 'Short Review' Kirara follows a ghost that had died on her wedding day travelling back in time to see her fiancé again. The catch is that she is sent back to before they were ever together, oh no! Story and Characters What can I say about the story really? We really just have a guy who longs after a girl whilst the ghost of that same girl, only from the future, makes a nuisance of herself. The anime just rushes through the plot, Ghost Kirara is not really fazed at having gone back in time and her younger self was not particularly surprised to see her dead, future self... See full review
SpanglishJC's I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying 'Short Review' Ah, now this is a fine example of a great short form show. The anime follows the very loveable Tsunashi couple in their everyday lives as they try to understand more about each other. A short introduction for a short show, let's get to the 'review'. Story and Characters ICUWMHiS follows a fairly episodic structure. Episodes have their own self-contained events that do occasionally get carried over into later episodes; there is a light narrative throughout the show. Our characters do grow to become more accustomed with each other's... See full review
SpanglishJC's Robot Girls Z 'Short Review' This anime was alright. Spoilers for my thoughts there I suppose. What the show lacked in substance it made up for with its silly humour and fairly funny characters, making this show rather enjoyable for the 80+ minute runtime it boasts. Story and Characters There was no real story present here, it's just things happening exclusive to the episode it happens in. The only thing that carries over between episodes is the rivalry between the Robot Girls and the villain Baron Ashura and her minions; working for some sort of higher up, Doctor Hell. The Robot Girls are... See full review
I wasn't planning on watching Scum's Wish, but I'm glad I did. This is a poignant, painful and realistic view of human relationships - beautiful in both it's fragility and startling realism. It is indeed intended for more mature audiences, but the sexual content in the show is true to the characters and their motivations, so I wouldn't consider it unecessary. Beyond the theme of love and sexual awakening, the show touches on discovering and accepting your true and authentic self, even if you aren't who you believed yourself to be. Ultimately, Scum's Wish is emotionally satisfying, yet heart-breaking... See full review
RahXephon Series Review The following review is for the full twenty-six episode series “RahXephon”, released by Studio Bones back in 2001 to mixed reviews. The 2002 film Rahxephon: Pluralitas Concentio was additionally watched following the end of the anime series, but that experience is not covered in detail here because I discovered (to my disappointment) that it was just a re-hash of the anime series crammed into a single two hour film. Even at the time of the original series’ release, though, most viewers and critics seemed to disregard RahXephon for one reason or another. While... See full review
After you've watched the first ten minutes of this anime, it's clear that Sakamoto-kun is cool, cooler, the coolest student in the entire high school. There's nothing he can't do, no task he can't perform perfectly well no discipline he can't master in the shortest of time. There's nothing that fazes him, they can throw anything at him and he dodges it stylishly, they can try bullying him all they want, but he always comes out on top looking amazing and unruffled and never even seems to notice the other students' envy and pettiness. So, yeah, at the end of the first episode I was asking myself if I'd ever... See full review
Tanya is a young blonde haired sociopathic soldier in an army very similar to Germany during WW1/2. She is cold, calculating, intelligent, faithless and unempathetic. Tanya the Evil is a breath a fresh air for those that are sick of anime with 100 billion main characters. There's really only one main character in this anime... and it's Tanya. After 8 episodes, I'm completely enamored with Tanya the Evil. Any anime that makes one want to watch a spin-off chibi anime while waiting for the next episode is definitely worth watching. The animation... See full review
I saw the first episode of this and I thought it was quite one of the most mediocre anime I've seen next to Serial Experiments Lain. The character of Lina had such a bad temper that I couldn't stand her. Which is unfortunate because she seems to have a hidden heart but there is not enough moments for her to show her sweet side in order for me to care. She seems to have no hidden backstory to explain her behavior, she just seems to be the opposite of my much sweeter friend of the same age, Amy. Lina is just not likable!
Lina curses, shows aggressive and combative behavior which I would never have been... See full review
Overall, I was rather disappointed with how this show turned out. The first episode set the stage for an engaging anime that used unknown elements to judge the dead. It had a very mysterious feeling, and the drama played directly into an exciting twisty turvy ride that had me very hooked. The feeling played out slightly in the second episode, and then was mostly ignored. The character interaction was minimal, until the last couple episodes, and even then the whole point was fairly unclear. though the stroy ws entertaining, there was no overall point that could be drawn, except perhaps some abstact concept... See full review
Seriously people need to get a grip cause this is getting out of hand..Who in their right minds would voluntarily watch an anime that gives your eyes aids and herpes just by watching 3 mins?WHO?And i know for a fact that there are people out there that think a staph infection looks good cause i know for a fact that there are people who saw the whole 12 eps and thought it was a masterpiece comparable even to anime like,say Gintama and rated this vile and disgusting piece of shit accordingly.. Now either this is your first or one of the few animes u watched or u are galactically stupid.There is no other word... See full review
I absolutely loved this show. This is one of the most famous comedy anime , and the way they adapted it from the light novel, i have never seen such an amazing light novel adaptation ever! The comedy in this anime is just very different from the comedy you would find in other anime. This show some serious badass moments and a whole lot of comedy. I would definitely recommend this if you want so e fun and laugh out.
A Demon king (Maou) Satan launches a war in a parallel world known as Ente Isla against the humans in it. But a hero rises among the humans and corners the Demon king and... See full review
Some sites may have this as episode 14. You know this is the episode if they girls are going to perform at an actual concert along with a couple other bands that are dressed up very differently. The flow from episode 13 > this is so natural that you wouldn't even notice. The episode basically finishes off Season 1 with a bang in a sense, and should be viewed after the other 13 episodes. It is much more music focused which was nice, a great way to "finish" the first season. This episode was as enjoyable to watch as any of the other episodes, possibly even better.See full review
This is a great show to watch when you want something fast-paced that won't pull your heart strings too much or make you sad. It's the story about an extremely overpowered main that will keep demolishing his competition. The story is intiguing and it did leave me with questions I want answered, so it's good enough where I want a season 2. That's being said, the lack of competition for the MC is so apparent that it does seem shallow at times. There is some weird brother - sister love, if you're into that then this is definitely for you. If you are not it'll probably be a little weird, but I'm not a fan... See full review
This is a fairly compelling show, plenty of blood and gore for the horror fans, and tons of suspense timed with well made reveals. The idea that a curse is put on a class, causing horrific deaths withough any known way to stop it, all from the dead returning to the earth. What sets this show up in its own slot is that the ghost is in no way trying to hurt anyone, and doesn't even remember that it's dead. An unknowing catalyst to horrific death. The animation is a standard high res drawing, the basic formula for anime, in short, nothing really special about it. The story is more interesting, incorperating... See full review
If you are looking for a funny and warm anime with lot of cuteness and cute characters, then this is a must watch. The theme is more focused on the characters in the music club and their daily lives and school life than actual music itself. The cuteness of the characters and their comedic interactions is what makes this unique and memorable. Needless to say, the inclusion of music makes it all that more appealing. It is hard to describe exactly what makes this so appealing in terms of the characters, but is is the cominbation that brings it together. You have Mio who is the cute and serious leader with... See full review
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne is something you should read first, then watch the anime. The anime delivers the story, sure but I myself like the manga more. This show teaches a lot about friendship, love, family and betrayal. I really loved when the main character had a dysfunctional family and it wasn't just those cliché badly written 'super tragic past' things. Maron's past affects her a lot, to this day. She's afraid to get close to new people and she checks her mailbox everyday, even if there isn't anything. There is a lot of character development and I love the way the characters turned out. I have... See full review
Fushigi Yuugi is one of those shows where you probably dislike the main character but you love the side characters.
First of all, I love how Yui had an actual reason to 'betray' Miaka. It wasn't just because she ''wanted to be evil'', though I have to admit I think that it was unnecessary for Yui to love Tamahome. Nuriko is one of my all time favorite characters. The story about his past really explains his character a lot. It was really well done and it actually influences the character in a way that we can clearly see it. What I really dislike is that most of the characters are really well written... See full review
- To much violence for me - dislike ending - liked the way they though about escaping - liked the suspence - original story ?! - useless boobs/butt shotsSee full review
We all love a good romp every so often, and The Seven Deadly Sins provides that quite well. With a charming premise, pleasant pacing, and well-presented fight scenes, there is much to love. I myself found the series worth the viewing if only for Hoc, the talking pig.That said, there are admirable attributes exist in all of them, and each seems to become even more lovable as time goes on. My only qualm is the unnecessary fanservice and juvenile attitudes occasionally thrown into the mix, as they don't advance the story in any constructive manner. However this is only a minor issue, and... See full review
This anime is incredible. As an ecomomic student, I found it both entertaining and educational in a way that is very difficult to accomplish. However, the story itself, once it gets past the first few episodes, becomes very confusing and ratehr disjointed. The anime itself is very interesting, showing in a new light the way that money can affect the world around us. The main character shows a certain charming naivety, which is both endearing and rather annoying to the viewer, but nonetheless entertaining. The line fantastical line that the anime follows, that of the battles and the companions, makes this an... See full review
Having watched nearly every Videogame/online/virtual anime that I can find, within reasonable limits, I can say with some confidence that Accel World ranks among my favorite shows of all time. In fact, it was my favorite for the longest time. Accel World takes the actual gamer into consideration, showing a distinctive way of incorperating the personal nature and need every gamer shares, even if we won't admit it, with an intense fighting/comedy feeling. The interaction of the characters, though flawed in places, has a reality to it that makes the show believable and the characters relatable. The show itself... See full review
Cool this anime is very cool, the story and the funny moment always made my day. you will never find anothers anime like Gintama.. Watch its before you die !! Best Anime Comedy 10/10See full review
For a video review, check out my Youtube channel. Link on my profile page. Positive *If I’m perfectly honest than I have to say that I wasn’t really excited to start this anime. It looked like a typical shounen anime and these aren’t really my favorite kind to watch. And at the start I didn’t really enjoy AG, I really thought by myself “Do I really have to watch it?”. I just wasn’t interested in it and I had to force myself to keep on watching. But the more I watched this anime, the more I started to enjoy it. By the time I got to the 9th episode, I... See full review
If its the final installment, someone is too dense to realize the story is only half told. I find Hangyaku no Monogatari satisfactory proof that a bad worldview can be painful to anyone with an inkling of sense. The ending of the first series was so fractured and inconsistent that it came as no suprise to me that the makers were hijacking the author's work and rendering much of the orignal intended theme null. Nobody likes when a story tries to disguise itself as logical but isn't. Rebellion hits the "Star Trek" reset button and sets it up so Homura has a chance to pull a "Dr. Who"... See full review
So well done.
So elegently presented.
Such vibrant characters
What a rotten worldview! Let me try to explain:
I was saddened that the writer had such a lost perspective. The endemic problem with Madoka Magica's ending is that it tries to imply a dualistic worldview of 'balance' subsumes the conflict of good and evil, when in truth anyone with a honed sense of logic and perspective can tell you its the reverse. We live in a beautiful, but flawed world. "Fallen" to coin the phrase. What 'ought to' be, isn't. However the fact that we know there IS an... See full review
A friend raved to me how good this series was, and I first got to watching it to see what made him like the characters so. Perhaps I'm not getting the Idea behind this story, so anyone, feel free to comment and explain the novelty here! So far the more I watch the main character, the more I despise him. At first I just thought it was because I generally dislike stories that try to make out inherently evil beings just misunderstood good things, and since the story is about a player living out the role of a lich in a video game, I felt I needed to be accomodating and give it a thorough... See full review
When Kirara dies on the way to her wedding, she is, for whatever reason, allowed to go back in time and see her fiancee before she started dating him. Now, if there's anything I've learnt from watching too much sci-fi, this is not generally a good idea, but given Kirara is a complete idiot, it proabably doesn't matter. The characters in Kirara all annoyed me quite a lot, especially ghost Kirara. She is a certified idiot. I'm not really sure how it happened, because her younger self actually seems kind of smart, but somewhere along the line she got so stupid she thought texting and driving on the way... See full review
There's no doubt that K is one of the best anime I've ever seen. For a fan of mystery and supernatural powers this anime is a must. So what makes it so good? There's some serious depth to K's plot but there's also light hearted humour among the sad and dark times. The whole story revolves around mysteries and questions which, of course, aren't all answered. This might leave some watchers frustrated but for me it's good that the show kept its sense of mystery until the very end. Leaving holes to the plot gives the fans a chance to think about the questions themselves and it triggers discussion which is... See full review
This is a very surreal anime about people's who's time is seemingly much faster than normal people's. Oh, and to them, it's as if the ocean is made of glass (hence the name). The main plot (if you can call it that), is that a whale is jumping, and so many people come to watch the spectacle. There are also quite a few other parts to the story, like the characters reminicing about their strange pasts. The whole thing feels very odd. The animation definitley adds to the surrealism. The ocean has quite an interesting style especially. It definitley works well with the story, and is generally quite a nice... See full review
To be honest, I wasn't exactly expecting anything from this. I had heard that this anime wasn't that great and the storyline was confusing and so on... either way, I had watched a Youtube video of a guy expressing his hate for it. And I was hesitant to watch it, cause I'm... well I just don't like watching new stuff. But Holy moly, when I first saw that it was available, I thought why not? I mean, I might as well. And I watched it and it blew my mind. I'm not really one for romance, cause it tends to get boring that the way the writer and the director approached this. Holy Moly, I started to... See full review
I take it u have read the synopsis so let's not bother with the details,yes?This happens time and again..You get a recommendation,you see the 5 stars,the dithyrambique reviews and whatnot and what u get is your puny expectations crushed by the fist of reality...And once more the cause is the easily impressed,whipped generation..God help us indeed...Not this god obviously,he is too busy with his dating sims.. From what i gather this was supposed to be..A parody?!,funny?!...Really?i didn't get any of this..Sure it had it's moments here and there but 2 or 3 rather funny moments in a sea of... See full review
You should know exactly what to expect based off season 1 and there isn't tons more to say that my Review for Season 1 hasn't covered. There is a major difference though and that is that there is more of a story. The starting is kind of slow and boring but it it gets interesting around halfway through as the focus is on Mio and the demon realm. This also shifts the focus from constant scenes of forced sexual content to an action theme heavily aimed at fighting as the episodes progress. Once the time came for this, it longer felt like an anime that was all about the sexual content that it so frequently... See full review
I really enjoyed the bits of this film told in the past, but I found much of the present day scenes kind of boring. In part, I think this was because there was more character interaction in the past, and so the present bits seemed slow in contrast. There's not necessarily anything wrong with that, as it makes sense for someone traveling alone with what appears to be little plans for her life to think back to younger days. I do enjoy slice of life animes, and I think a large part of that has to do with seeing everyday Japanese culture. Also, the kids were all so adorable in fifth grade. Fifth grade is... See full review
Ummm, what? So, I assume you've read the synopsis? Good, because that's about as much detail as you're going to get about this story. I'm not even sure they were trying to make the story clear, if it even had one in the first place. The first bit starts off pretty promisingly actually - some interesting magic, cool explosions and what seem to be characters with some potential. And then they just give up and throw some fanservice at you. They don't even try and work it into a story, they just throw what looks like fan art at you, occasionally mixed in with some animated stuff that may or may not bare any... See full review
This was... weirdly ok. Not great, but given it's called Sushi Police I was expecting a lot worse. So the story, as you would expect, is absolutely ridiculous. The Sushi Police literally go around stopping people from making weird sushi. Only people actually start to object! And then it starts developing into a fairly deep story! It's weird... Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they went that way, but it was still very weird. Not at all what I was expecting. And the characters as well - they get development! They're still pretty bland characters, and honestly I don't really remember anything about them, but... See full review
Sakamoto Desu Ga ?
While i was watching this anime i was thinking..
How lonely person is he ?
Is he sad because of solitude ?
I thought about that like this, because perfect peoples can't be happy. They usually have no friends and they are lonely.. Did anybody think about it ? Probably most of you did not. Expect that.. Anime was pretty fun to watch
This is a super adorable series, and the ending is brilliant. This is definitley one you have to watch all the way through to fully appreciate, which given it's only 75 minutes in total shouldn't be too much of a stretch. The story itself isn't too original, but I still liked it. It's certainly very well executed, and the great characters certainly help it feel pretty new. The main character, Ichigo, is actually quite three dimensional character. To me, she felt more like an actual child rather than a character, which was great. The biological father is a shy and frankly pretty adorable character, as is... See full review
Oh dear god, this was terrible. Bland characters, a story that's all over the place, and crappy animation - Houkago no Shokuinshitsu is just a mess. So, the story is two male teachers falling in love. Sounds ok, and it probably would be, if the story didn't keep jumping around so much. Most of the scenes aren't properly linked, to the point where you think they may have accidently left out parts of the anime. In fact, had I not been so sure there were only two episodes, I would have sworn there was at least one other episode between the first and second, that's how little they link everything... See full review
Honobono Log is very cute, but that's kind of it really. Each new 2 minute episode tells a different story, which is both its strength and weakness. On the one hand, it means that the stories individually are done very well, you don't get very bored, and if you don't like a set of characters, it doesn't matter, as they'll be gone by the next episode. On the other hand, you can't really get attached to any of the characters, and your favourite characters will be gone by the next episode. I know there were a couple of stories I'd have liked to see a bit more of. The animation is very minimalistic as well... See full review
It's not particularly great but not terrible either. I'm assuming from the art this was done by the same creator of Hitman reborn. (Which works explain the overall craziness and humor). Story Very much like Hitman, the MC is shy and very recluse. Has shot confidence and is trying to better himself through a dramatic change in his everyday life. Nothing particularly great but I guess I'm a sucker for the underdog types. Either way, the story is all episodic up to a point where it breaks into parts. But it's just silly shenanigans of everyday cases. So it's aight. Animation Perriot is really... See full review