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Ergo Proxy

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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 first of all feel like a person obviously. He must have motives to what he does, he needs his unique way of talking and he must have his own values. The best way to show how a character works is to put him in a mundane situation. When we know how a person behaves during his daily routine it gets intereesting to see... See full review

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

Serial Experiments Lain

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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 happened to make me go from intrigued to bored?   Story: Like I said Lain starts out really well, the pacing and mystery is great and little by little things unravel while new questions continually pop up. The first few episodes I was glued to the screen. Then the main question is raised, "Do anomity on... See full review

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

Bokurano

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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. So did it live up to my expectations? Kinda, but then again not really. It started out incredibly well but then jumped up and down in quality. If anything, the show isn't very consistent and changes pace back and forth between episodes without rhyme or reason. Or well, there is a reason for it. Story: Bokurano... See full review

7/10 story
3/10 animation
4/10 sound
9/10 characters
8/10 overall

Neon Genesis Evangelion

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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 knowing that I generally dislike mecha and sci-fi anime. Good sci-fi is about never breaking suspension of disbelief, plot and characterisation, not robots battling interstellar threats. The cool thing is this show combines it all.   Story: Now you could argue that f*ck all happens in 20 of the shows 26 episodes... See full review

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

Chobits

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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 important things.   Story: The plot in Chobits is rather simple, it's a magical girlfriend show only it has undertones otherwise usually seen in cyberpunk (when stops a robot being just a robot?) and with humor mainly circling around girls and the urges they create in boys. In other words all the humor is... See full review

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

Fullmetal Alchemist

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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, almost gave up, saw a few more episodes and then I just stopped downloading more.I guess the only reason I wrote this was because I felt like it. I don't hate it, I'm not gonna rant about how overrated and awful it is because it isn't. It's a great shonen anime. I guess the purpose is to explain why I stopped in the... See full review

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

Carried By The Wind: Tsukikage Ran

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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 sense.Story:Carried By the Wind is about Tsukikage Ran and her friend Meow traveling over japan, each episode is selfcontained and has the main characters pitted against some criminal or similar. While never complex in the slightest it also never tries to be. Its tone is very light and there is a warmth to it not... See full review

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

Texhnolyze

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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 woman gets a arm and a leg cut off and so falls down even further. We then get to see him slowly but surely climb back up and go from a outcast to a respected member of society over the course of the show.This is more or less the basic premise of Texhnolyze but its strength lies in how the story is told. The city of Lux is... See full review

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

Di Gi Charat

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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 Digi Charat.Story:Digi Charat tells the story of Dejiko, Puchiko and Gemma who crashlands in Akihabara in Tokyo. Digiko wants to become a huge star and as a stepping stone gets a job at a geek store. There they meet various other characters and do stuff together.And really that's all there ever will be to Digi... See full review

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

Elfen Lied

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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 of sorts, most of my friends can't stop themselves from laughing whenever the series is brought up. Anyway, me and two of my pals gathered in front of a TV and started watching the thing. Various groans and sighs could be heard from the other guys during the first episodes and after the third one of them rose and... See full review

2/10 story
5/10 animation
4/10 sound
1/10 characters
1/10 overall