updated their review of Honey and Clover
Story: A slice of life kind of anime without a set plot where we follow the lives of three roommates who are in college and trying to find purpose in their lives. That's the basic gist of the anime and yet the story manages to add so much depth, humor, and reality into it at such a well pace...Read yasmin09's full review
Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly...
updated their review of Blood-C
Story: CLAMP and vampires, what could go wrong? Apparently, a lot and I am not exaggerating when I state that this anime was flat out horrible in so many ways. The story first dragged out the several episodes by having them pan out in almost the exact same way. Girl acts clumsy, talks to dad...Read yasmin09's full review
Clumsy, good-natured Saya lives a happy life surrounded by her classmates, her admirers, and the loving guidance of her father, the priest of a shrine. But mysterious, bloodthirsty monsters have...
updated their review of Kuroshitsuji
Story: So when I started watching Black Butler, I was quite blown away, thinking this would turn out to be an amazing anime. A young boy makes a deal with the devil. In exchange for his soul, the devil must work for him as a butler until he fulfills his desire for revenge against those who...Read yasmin09's full review
In Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count...
updated their review of Death Note
Story: Teenager Light Yagami comes across a notebook that states that anyone's name written into it will die as long as the owner knows the name and face of the person. There are more detailed rules but that is the one main one to know. Once he gets ahold of the deathnote, he starts killing...Read yasmin09's full review
Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light...
updated their review of Toradora!
Story: All I can say about this story without ruining anything is already given in the story summary. On the surface, this seems like a cliche, predictable high school romantic comedy but after watching this anime, it turned out to be a whole lot more. It was original, not quite...Read yasmin09's full review
Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with...
updated their review of Usagi Drop
Story: The series revolved around a 30-year old bachelor who decided to take care of the recently found out illegitimate young child of his grandfather, after no one else in his family decided to step up to the responsibility. This followed the developing relationship between the single man...Read yasmin09's full review
When Daikichi's grandfather dies he leaves behind a young daughter named Rin. However, as most of the family is embarrassed at the idea of a 79-year-old man having a six-year-old child, they can't...
updated their review of Gakuen Alice
Story : Simply put, Mikan's best friend goes to Alice Academy, an academy where only children with special abilities may go, and so Mikan goes there to see Hotaru and winds up being admitted to the school as well. What ensues is crazy hilariousness and unexpected drama. This anime was...Read yasmin09's full review
Ever since they met, emotionless Hotaru and ditzy Mikanhave been best friends, and are virtually inseparable-- that is, until Hotaru is invited to attend a strange school far away, a school for those...
updated their review of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
* Note: This may seem obvious to most but I feel like I should state this anyway: Do not watch this unless you have watched the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Story: While the first season revolves around Kyon discovering the world of aliens, time travelers, vespers, and...Read yasmin09's full review
- Movie (1 ep x 162 min)
Yesterday, Kyon was helping prepare for an SOS Brigade Christmas party. But today, he wakes up to a whole other world. Haruhi and the SOS Brigade are gone, Koizumi's class is missing, Asahina...
updated their review of Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
Story: The premise revolves around an antisocial teenage boy who spends all his time playing dating sims and accepts a challenge to capture the hearts of females. Unbenownst to him, the deal was to capture the hearts of real females to release the loose souls that are within them with the help...Read yasmin09's full review
Dating sim master Keima Katsuragi wants nothing more than to immerse himself in the 2D world, chasing digital girlfriends. But when the so-called 'Capturing God' answers a mysterious email from an...
updated their review of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Story: Lelouch, a high school student, obtains a power (geass) that allows him to make others obey his orders and uses the power to try to free Japan from Britiannian rule in order to make a nation for the weak. The anime goes at a breakneck speed, rarely dragging the plot. There is constant...Read yasmin09's full review
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a...
updated their review of Durarara!!
Story: I kept seeing Durarara! on the main site for crunchyroll and finally decided that I would try it, and, man, am I so glad that I did. This storyline for this anime was by far, brilliant. It was executed in such a fascinating and unique manner. It revolves around several people, each with...Read yasmin09's full review
Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove...
updated their review of Clannad
Story: Clannad is a lovely and hilarious anime about Tomoya and his development through senior year, befriending a group of interesting and entertaining females. The arcs are sweet and moving and even though predictable at times, nicely developed with plenty of comedy splashed about to keep the...Read yasmin09's full review
Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl...
updated their review of Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%
Story: Allow me to describe the banal unoriginalty that these series chose to hurl at the clearly preteen female demographic. This series revolved around a stereotypically bland generic female (i.e. kind and optimistic with no other defining traits) who chose to attend a music academy so she...Read yasmin09's full review
When Haruka gets the chance to take the entrance exam for Saotome Academy for the Performing Arts, it seems as though she’s one step closer to her dream of composing songs for her favorite...
updated their review of Eden of the East
Story: This anime follows the life of a college student who runs into a young man who has lost his memory and tries to help him to figure out the details about his past. The series boldly deals with undercover politics, assassin, missiles, war, terrorist attacks, NEETs, high-technology, and...Read yasmin09's full review
In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later...
updated their review of Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Story: Basic premise consists of a high school student council president Misaki originally disliking guys because her father abandoned her mother and daughters, leaving them in debt. She now works at Maid Cafe in order to garner an income for her poor family and doesn’t want anyone at...Read yasmin09's full review
President of the Student Council at the almost-all-boys Seika High School, the hard-as-nails Misaki Ayuzawa works every day to make life easier on the small population of co-eds who have...
updated their review of Soul Eater
Story: Soul Eater is an anime about school kids that train to exorcise evil which is slightly reminiscent of d.gray-man yet it manages to itself. It starts off well and keeps building momentum until it ceases with an extremely sub-par ending which is so disappointing because had it not been for...Read yasmin09's full review
In a bizarre fantasy world, students known as meisters are trained at the illustrious Shinigami Weapon Meister University; but the tools they wield are no ordinary weapons! Each meister is paired...
updated their review of K-On!
Story: K-On! is simply about high girls starting up a music club and getting the chance to have fun playing music together and whatnot. There really is not much plot outside but somehow the anime works. The events that they go through are not particularly unique nor are they extremely dramatic...Read yasmin09's full review
It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally...
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updated their review of Honey and Clover II
Story: The story starts where it left off from Honey and Clover I. Although it has the same feel as the first, the content becomes more melodramatic and leans heavily on unrequited love, drama, pain, and the bittersweet feeling from growing up and growing apart. Though there is some comedy...Read yasmin09's full review
While Takemoto uncovers a path for himself, his love for Hagu is forcing him to lead a difficult college life. Takemoto, Hagu, and Morita are still trying to deal with their love triangle, and each...
updated their review of Air
Story: This is a story about a young man in search of the girl in the sky with wings whom his mother told him about. It has some comedy but is more heavy on the drama and whimisical aspects.There were a lot of confusing arcs and histories told that left me baffled and I had to go research the...Read yasmin09's full review
The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps...
updated their review of Baccano!
Story: Baccano! follows the lives of a wide cast through an intertwining series of events that dealt with the underground workings of the mafia, gang rivalry, thievery, and even alchemy to say the least ranging a couple years in the 1930's (1929-1932). This series jumps back and forth between...Read yasmin09's full review
It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an...
updated their review of Fullmetal Alchemist
Story: For those who have read the manga, this series does NOT follow it. Though the main premise of the brother's and their journey for the Philosopher's Stone remains, the rest of the plot strays completely. It would be unfair to compare this to Brotherhood since the two animes are completely...Read yasmin09'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...
updated their review of Lovely Complex
Story: The anime revolves around a tall girl liking a short guy and the fact the such a coupling is socially looked down upon or mocked. I thought that this anime would be predictable, cliche, and not memorable. Man, oh man, was I proven severely wrong. Before, watching this anime or...Read yasmin09's full review
Lovely Complex is a story of a boy and a girl. The girl, Koizumi Risa, is much taller than the average Japanese girl; and the boy, Atsushi Otani, is much shorter than the average Japanese boy. Due to...
updated their review of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Story: This anime takes place in an academy that separates the students based on how well they do on an annual exam with the highest in Class A down to the lowest in Class F. We get to see how the Class F students try to take on Class A in what are known as summon battles in order to help a girl...Read yasmin09's full review
Fumizuki Academy is divided into classes ranked based purely on ability; Class A has laptops, reclining seats and ultimate comfort whereas Class F has to settle for a rundown classroom with rotten...
updated their review of Hetalia: Axis Powers
Story: I was rather skeptical about watching an anime on history. I just find it to be so dull yet somehow this anime made me interested in World History, particularly the before and after of World War II. It just does 5 minute segments, so nothing gets drawn out or convuluted. The countries...Read yasmin09's full review
- Web (52 eps x 5 min)
- 2009 - 2010
In a time filled with wars, environmental concerns and issues, there lives a gaggle of beautiful boys that are the personification of the world's countries. Japan, England, France, Finland, Germany...
updated their review of Skip Beat!
Story: Skip Beat starts off about a typical shojo girl who slaves away for the one she loves only to be dumped by him when he decides she's no longer necessary. Rather than crying and giving up on life, she exacts to get revenge on him by joining show-biz and outranking him. Ah Skip Beat...Read yasmin09's full review
Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his...
updated their review of Death Note
Story: Death Note had an interesting and unique enough premise. A highly intelligent but bored teenager finds a notebook that can kill anyone who's name is written into it as long as the owner knows the name and face of who he wants dead. There are plenty more rules involved with using the...Read yasmin09's full review
- Vol: 12; Ch: 108
- 2004 - 2006
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Top-ranked student Yagami Light is disenchanted with the world around him. Through a series of events, he comes into possession of the ultimate...
- Vol: 14; Ch: 86
- 2006 - 2014
Kanako Miyamae hates boys so much that she breaks out into hives after any physical contact with them. So when she is able to transfer to the Ame no Kisaki Girl's school, Kanako is overjoyed that she...
updated their review of Absolute Boyfriend
Story: Absolute Boyfriend is about a high school chick who is so desperate for a boyfriend that she actually buys one from a questionable catalogue and winds up with a "perfect" boyfriend who happens to be a robot, and of course, complication and drama ensues. Frankly, this story was...Read yasmin09's full review
- Vol: 6; Ch: 32
- 2003 - 2005
All Riiko Izawa wants is a boyfriend, but she has been rejected left and right by every guy she has ever liked. In a moment of desperation, she orders a special "Nightly Lover" figure from...
updated their review of Love★Com
Story: This manga revolves around the relationship between a tall girl and short guy and how they're constantly picked on because of their height difference. Honestly, this completely changed my stance on not having a relationship with a guy who's shorter than me. Plenty of females, including...Read yasmin09's full review
- Vol: 17; Ch: 62
- 2001 - 2007
Koizumi Risa is very tall, and Otani Atsushi is very short; thrust together into the same class in high school, they rapidly develop a natural conflict, constantly picking at each other in a friendly...