updated their review of Fractale
Fractale is the first good Science Fiction anime I have seen in quite a while. I expect the story to eventually tank, or disappoint me in some major way, because that is the general destiny of high-minded SF anime, but so far it's maintaining a good balance of tone that is really impressive...Read sethjohnson's full review
Many centuries into the future, humans live as part of the Fractale system, a computer program that moderates their activity to ensure a free and peaceful existence. But while life is indeed...
updated their review of Freezing
The military academy in Freezing appears to only issue women's uniforms with tear-off chests. Also, the staff of Freezing would like to remind you that women have enormous breasts, with nipples on the ends of them. Also, they would like to trivialize childhood sexual abuse...Read sethjohnson's full review
Earth is under attack by other-dimensional threats known as Nova, and only the Pandora – girls with special implants that grant them enhanced physical abilities – can battle against them...
updated their review of Infinite Stratos
Just finished episode 9 of IS; ratings are based purely on what's been released so far. I may update this review after the show is finished or dropped.
People are calling IS a mecha anime, which is misleading: it is really a harem anime where the characters occasionally do mecha cosplay...Read sethjohnson's full review
The development of the Infinite Stratos powered exoskeleton changed the world’s balance of power. While the distribution of IS systems has created peace, only women have been able to pilot...
updated their review of Neon Genesis Evangelion
Times Watched: about four
Most Recently?: about a year ago
Format?: Director's cut dvds (Platinum Collection)
Shin Seki Evangelion is a behemoth in anime history. Probably the most influential production since Mobile Suit...Read sethjohnson's full review
In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only...
updated their review of Revolutionary Girl Utena
The Path You Must Take Has Been Prepared For You
Shoujo Kakumei Utena is a personal favorite of mine. I remember I spent one Winter holiday in school watching both Utena and Evangelion for the first time. So confused by the end. There are a couple of pretty good...Read sethjohnson's full review
When Utena Tenjou was very little her parents died, and a prince comforted her in her time of loss, giving her a ring with a rose seal. He so impressed her that she decided to become a prince herself...
earned a badge
You've been a member for 5 years
updated their review of Gosick
The biggest mystery: why don't any bubbles come out of Victorique's pipe? I would appreciate it if someone could line up the fragments of chaos that answer that question. Read sethjohnson's full review
In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends...
updated their review of Honey and Clover Specials
The two specials really ought to be reviewed and rated independently. One of them is pretty forgettable (for instance, I forgot everything that happened in it), but "Chapter L" is fall-out-of-your-chair hilarious. It's about a not-seen-before former resident of their dorm...Read sethjohnson's full review
- DVD Special (2 eps x 23 min)
- 2005 - 2006
earned a badge
You've been a member for 4 years
In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if...
- Vol: 27; Ch: 108
- 2001 - 2010
The first law of alchemy is that "one cannot gain something without giving something of equal value in return" - a rule that two souls dare to cross. When Edward and Alphonse Elric try to...
- Vol: 25; Ch: 146
- 2001 - 2010
In the world of classical music, Chiaki Shinichi is a stellar talent in the making; yet with everything going for him, he is nevertheless tied down by his own phobias. Unable to leave Japan because...
Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much...
- Vol: 28; Ch: 255
- 1994 - 1999
Rurouni Kenshin is the story of a revolutionary patriot fighting to conceal his bloody past in the new Meiji era of Japan. Battosai Himura's role in the revolution was so infamous that it earned him...
- Vol: 9; Ch: 55
- 2002 - 2006
Freshman Kanji Sasahara is a shy otaku with low confidence and poor self-esteem. With few friends, Kanji's social life was lacking as well until one day he discovered Genshiken, a school club for...
- Vol: 26; Ch: 257
- 1981 - 1986
Identical twins Tatsuya and Kazuya may look the same, but it's the younger Kacchan that everyone is interested in. As an excellent baseball player who is popular with all the girls and friends with...
- Vol: 8; Ch: 40
- 2004 - 2007
For years, paranoid Satou Tatsuhiro has shut himself away in his apartment for days on end, with barely any social contact whatsoever. Then one day when he answers the door, he is greeted by an older...
- Vol: 5; Ch: 44
- 2004 - 2005
Tate Yuuichi has just transferred to Fuka Academy and is thrilled at the prospect of living in a normal co-ed environment. Little did he know that he enrolled in a school where all-out battles...
- Vol: 22; Ch: 283
- 2002 - 2008
Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw...
Mashiro-hime has just transferred to the all-girls school, Garderobe...but little do the other students know, she's actually a boy. Desperate to escape an all-boys school where he was looked down...
- Vol: 12; Ch: 119
- 2005 - 2008
Maeda Hachibei is unlike most guys, who lust after gorgeous girls. This pervert lusts after their discrete parts, instead. When he moves to Tokyo to attend school, he finds himself living in a...
earned a badge
You've been a member for 3 years
- Movie (1 ep x 102 min)
Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces unit known as the Capital Police whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Fuse becomes entangled within a web of intrigue...
- Movie (1 ep x 86 min)
Satsuki, her younger sister Mei and their father have just moved to their new home in the countryside, where grand adventures await them. One day while playing outside in the garden Mei encounters a...
- Movie (1 ep x 126 min)
As London prepares for the first World Expo, the young Ray Steam receives a package containing the Steam Ball, a small and incredibly powerful engine containing hyper-pressurized steam. Developed by...
- Movie (1 ep x 102 min)
In the distant future, the world lies in ruin and vampires rule the land. Mercenary vampire hunters fight the terrible forces of darkness - for a price; the most notorious of them all being the...
- Movie (1 ep x 91 min)
In Japan, a team of scientists have created a medical breakthrough: a device that allows the wearer to enter the dreams of a patient, for the purpose of healing. The talented Paprika is a master at...
- Movie (1 ep x 95 min)
Naruto, Sakura, Rock Lee and Kakashi are sent on a summer mission to protect a prince of the extremely rich Moon Country on his long journey to buy his desires – including an entire circus...