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FLCL

May 13, 2011

I saw God the other day, by the river on a rainy afternoon. He helped a kitten that was left all alone. It's a god that only I can see. A black winged angel that came down from the heavens just for me. In a few words: love, sex, guitars, robots, rock and roll. Vespas, hospitals, nurse outfits, giant hands, even larger hand irons. The end of the world, and the end of childhood. All of adolescence condensed into two hours and thirty minutes. Is it a music video? A science fiction series? A comedy show? Why did the main character just get hit in the head by an electric guitar? Is that girl really an... See full review

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

May 9, 2011

Titles in bold are songs from the OST. Nod your head to the music as you read Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is many things to many people: a daring fusion of East and West; Studio Gainax's follow-up to giant robot extravaganza Gurren Lagann; a brave rebuttal to the moe aesthetic that has overtaken Japan; an attempt to exorcise the stagnant archetypes that have weighed down Japanese animation as a whole. But mostly it is an excuse for its director, Hiroyuki Imashi, as well as other associated animators at Gainax, to do whatever the hell they want. This primarily involves dick jokes. Now that... See full review

7.5/10 story
9/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Neon Genesis Evangelion

May 9, 2011

What is Neon Genesis Evangelion? Is it, as some have said, a work of art, one of the best television shows ever made and the product of a visionary genius? Is it, as others have said, an overrated piece of shit fueled by cliches that is nothing more than depression and hot air? Or is it, as many say, an excellent show that the creator ruined out of a combination of spite and desperation? Is it literature, or is it nonsense? Is it even entertaining? Moreover--years after "Congratulations", in a world profoundly changed, is it even relevant? Having finished Evangelion last year, I would say... See full review

8/10 story
8.4/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.2/10 overall

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

May 8, 2011

The first thing you need to know about Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica is that it is not as revolutionary as it wants you to think it is. Dark magical girl shows have been done before--Princess Tutu delved into some pretty heady stuff, and Revolutionary Girl Utena (if you can even call it mahou shoujo) went...well, deeper. Actiony magical girl shows have been done before--Nanoha's probably the prime candidate for magical girl shootouts, but practically every popular magical girl show since Sailor Moon's been about throwing around magic for peace and justice. Even looking outside the mahou shoujo field, at... See full review

8.9/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
7.5/10 characters
8.9/10 overall