updated their review of Bokurano
I was in a bit of a mood one day and casually clicked around on the site when I found this anime that was supposed to be Evangelion with less action. I knew I had to see that, my only gripe with NGE are the numerous and rather long fights that don't really add anything to the characters or story...Read skrotkanon's full review
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives...
updated their review of Texhnolyze
Texhnloyze might be my overall favourite anime of all time. It does everything I like while avoiding most things I do not. But as with everything else it definititely isn't for everyone. Story: Ichise is a brawler near the bottom of the social ladder who because of the whims of a sadistic...Read skrotkanon's full review
In an experimental city of despair and carnage, ORGAN will do anything necessary to gain power and wealth. Unfortunately for one underground boxer who was mutilated, a rogue doctor has given him what...
updated their review of Ergo Proxy
Ambivalence is what I'd use if I had to describe Ergo Proxy in just one word. It has a few great episodes, a lot of mediocre ones and a couple truly awful pieces.
But first I'm going to talk about characterisation because it's highly relevant to this show. To be like a character he/she must...Read skrotkanon's full review
In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are...
updated their review of Elfen Lied
Now the abysmal overall score may be partially for shock value but Elfen Lied truly is the worst anime I've ever see. And just for fun I'll start with a anecdote.
I had already seen it once and thought I'd share the fun with a few of my friends. Making fun of Elfen Lied has and still is a meme...Read skrotkanon's full review
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu...
updated their review of Serial Experiments Lain
A long time ago I watched the first four episodes of LAIN on a anime convention and it was so mysterious, goodlooking and odd that I couldn't help myself liking it. Years later I picked it up and started watching the whole thing from start to finish but a little more than halfway I gave up. What...Read skrotkanon's full review
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also...
updated their review of Neon Genesis Evangelion
It's been 15 years since Evangelion was released, it used to be hailed as the end to all anime. The biggest, coolest and deepest show ever made in Japan. Now does it still hold up to modern anime? Without a doubt yes, it may not be the best ever made but it's still a damn fine show. That is...Read skrotkanon'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 Fullmetal Alchemist
FMA was one of those superhyped shows, my most anime-savvy friends kept talking about how awesome it was and how great the characters were. They also mentioned that the fights were incredible which made me less interested... Nonethless I thought I'd give it a whirl and I watched the first half...Read skrotkanon's full review
Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give...
- Vol: 16; Ch: 194
- 1984 - 1989
Meet a naive young monkey-tailed boy named Goku, whose quiet life changes when he meets Bulma, a girl who is on a quest to collect seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an...
updated their review of Chobits
To understand the score one has to realise this show is more or less made for me. I love how CLAMP works - taking a used concept, updating it and giving it their own touch. I've loved or liked everything they've created except for XXXHolic and X/1999 which is their dumb goth shows. But on to more...Read skrotkanon's full review
Having failed to earn admission to a university, Hideki Motosuwa has moved to the big city, determined to study his hardest for next year's exams. However, an unusual distraction presents itself one...
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A young woman quietly falls to the earth, escorted by a solitary crow. This sort of dream, as many other before have dreamed, comes just before being reborn as a Haibane, a charcoal-winged angel. On...
updated their review of Di Gi Charat
Adding more than a overall score to Digi Charat would be making it a disfavour. Nothing is really especially good about Digi Charat but nonethless I like it a lot. I'll break it down into the various scores anyway but as I said I won't be giving out any numbers, it just doesn't work that way with...Read skrotkanon's full review
One day, Dejiko, Puchiko and the strange ball-shaped Gema-Gema crash land their UFO in the middle of Akihabara. Without a single yen to their name they have nowhere to go, but following an unexpected...
updated their review of Carried By The Wind: Tsukikage Ran
Tsukikage Ran is a animé that I had almost forgot about even though I really liked it. It's easygoing, appealing and generally just fun to watch. I'll try my very best to find something to whine about but the only thing that's "bad" about it is that it's not perfect, if that makes...Read skrotkanon's full review
Lady Ran is a self-described 'beautiful drifter': a samurai who travels Japan on a whim, always searching for good sake. Together with her good-hearted but somewhat dense sidekick Meow (master of the...
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- Vol: 8; Ch: 87
- 2000 - 2002
Nineteen-year-old ronin Hideki Motosuwa desires two things more than anything else: a girlfriend, and an expensive humanoid computer (known as a 'persocom'). But with his dead-end job and no...
Urashima Keitarou is a loser. He's failed the Tokyo University entrance exams two years in a row, and his parents have finally kicked him out of the house. Penniless and destitute, he travels to his...
- Vol: 26; Ch: 325
- 1989 - 1995
Son Goku is the greatest hero on Earth. Five years after defeating the demon king Piccolo, he's grown up and had a family--he's married, and he has a child, Son Gohan. But what is the real reason for...
- Vol: 9; Ch: 52
- 1990 - 1995
In a post-apocalyptic world, humans, robots and cyborgs live in the Scrapyard - a landscape of twisted, rusted junk made up of the garbage sent from the above city of Zalem. In this place, the...
- Vol: 4; Ch: 23
- 1995 - 1998
Shuichiro Kudo is a man who has everything he wants from life: a job as successful doctor and his own home. However one evening he finds a tiny angel trapped on a branch and frees him. The angel...
- Vol: 1; Ch: 11
- 1989 - 1991
A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs...
When freelance reporter Sybel finds out about a potentially hot scoop involving a crashed military plane, she has no idea what she is about to get herself into. The plane, she discovers, was carrying...
- Vol: 12; Ch: 48
- 1996 - 2000
Sakura Kinomoto never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be let...
- Vol: 25; Ch: 200
- 1997 - 2002
With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education?...
In this warped version of Alice in Wonderland, Miyuki, a normal Japanese schoolgirl, wakes up just in time to embark on the most unusual trip she'll ever take: a non stop journey to Wonderland! Along...
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After robbing a casino and finding out the entire take was counterfeit, Lupin and Jigen are off to the duchy of Cagliostro to find the source of this trickery, and to stop it. Upon arrival, the two...
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