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sethjohnson updated their review of Fractale
Score 8/10

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...

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Fractale
  • TV (11 eps)
  • 2011

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...

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sethjohnson updated their review of Freezing
Score 4/10

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...

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Freezing
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2011

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...

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sethjohnson updated their review of Infinite Stratos
Score 6/10

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...

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Infinite Stratos
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2011

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...

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sethjohnson updated their review of Neon Genesis Evangelion
Score 10/10

VIEWING CONTEXT Times Watched: about four Most Recently?: about a year ago Format?: Director's cut dvds (Platinum Collection)   Introduction Shin Seki Evangelion is a behemoth in anime history.  Probably the most influential production since Mobile Suit...

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Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • TV (26 eps)
  • 1995 - 1996

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...

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updated their review of Revolutionary Girl Utena
Score 10/10

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...

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Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • TV (39 eps)
  • 1997

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...

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updated their review of Gosick
Score 5/10

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.

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Gosick
  • TV (24 eps)
  • 2010 - 2011

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...

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sethjohnson Jul 2015
updated their review of Honey and Clover Specials
Score 10/10

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...

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Honey and Clover Specials
  • DVD Special (2 eps x 23 min)
  • 2005 - 2006

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Rurouni Kenshin
  • TV (94 eps)
  • 1996 - 1998

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...

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Fullmetal Alchemist
  • 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...

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Nodame Cantabile
  • 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...

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FLCL
  • Vol: 2; Ch: 15
  • 2000

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...

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Rurouni Kenshin
  • 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...

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Change 123
  • Vol: 12; Ch: 60
  • 2005

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Genshiken
  • 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...

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Touch
  • 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...

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Welcome to the NHK!
  • 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...

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My-Hime
  • 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...

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School Rumble
  • 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...

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School Rumble Z
  • Vol: 1; Ch: 9
  • 2008 - 2009

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Mai-Otome
  • Vol: 5; Ch: 44
  • 2005

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...

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Ai Kora
  • 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...

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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
  • Movie (1 ep x 102 min)
  • 2000

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...

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My Neighbor Totoro
  • Movie (1 ep x 86 min)
  • 1988

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...

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Steamboy
  • Movie (1 ep x 126 min)
  • 2005

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...

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
  • Movie (1 ep x 102 min)
  • 2000

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...

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Paprika
  • Movie (1 ep x 91 min)
  • 2006

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...

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Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
  • Movie (1 ep x 95 min)
  • 2006

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...

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