I had been watching a lot of gory and heavy anime as of late, so I thought I would take a change of pace and go for a nice harem school life sort - you know, just to sit and enjoy. ‘Bonjour’ was just what I needed to clear my mind before I delved into darker and murkier waters again. And with the series having just finished up this last friday it made it easy to binge watch it.
Story: 6/10 Now if you’ve played Otome games before or have watched other anime based off of an otome game then you wouldn’t be surprised by the plot of the show. I’m not going to dive very much... See full review
I will admit I have a thing for outlaw type stories. I like reading and watching anything that has to do with thieves and assassins. I saw the name and decided to give it a try from the name along. I recalled seeing the Jing’s character design once in the distant past, but other than that I went in blind. I wasn’t really impressed in the beginning, nor was I particularly satisfied when the last line of credits scrolls on the final episode.
So I found out pretty quickly that the whole story is basically a teen with his feathery partner going through a city to steal whatever... See full review
Now Afro Samurai was on my to watch list not really because I actually wanted to watch it, but for the fact that it was pretty popular in United States when it came out. It was to be one of those titles that I had to watch just to say that I actually watched it; and I really had no intention of watching it anytime soon. That was, until my friend (who is still new and fresh to the world of anime) was flabberghasted that I had watched so many different series and have not watched Afro Samurai. All my attempts to explain to him that I had a set list that I wanted to complete first fell on deaf ears, and I... See full review
I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading sports manga and watching sports related shows. I was also a competitive swimmer way back in highschool, so when I saw that an anime was coming out about SWIMMING?! Oh yeah, I just had to watch it. Right from the get go I was mortified, the first episode was pretty much showing off the 'eye candy' cast and establishing the background that sets up the premise of Free! It was a major struggle to get through most of it, but I made it through and here I am to tell the world about it. Story: 6/10 Man, if people think watching competitive swimming is boring, then most... See full review
Death Billiards is a rather unassuming title. It is a short that only has a ½ hour episode going for it with an interesting name but a lacking synopsis. What story could possibly be told in a half an hour that could engage you? Well this hidden gem not only told it well but left me wanting more. Unlike my other reviews, this one won’t be as lengthy. This is because it is only one episode and thus does not need a lengthy review. Imagine, you suddenly find yourself in an elevator that leads you to a strange bar. When you try to recollect just how you got there you suddenly can’t remember... See full review
Bus Gamer, another series created by Kazuya Minekura. She is most famously known for creating the ever popular Saiyuki series, which I love with all my heart. I have wanted to dabble in the series ever since I found out about it, but I only got to it today. If I make a lot of comparisons to Saiyuki, I apologize, but since it's by the same creator I can't help but to compare the two series.
Even though the series was only three episodes long you cannot deny the premise of it. It's interesting, mysterious and guaranteed to be action packed. No episode is wasted with fillers, they... See full review
To be honest, I had heard mixed reviews about this anime. Some saw it's fantastic, a hidden gem of sorts. Others say it's awful.
But for whatever reason I decided to give it a shot. I mean, it was only one half an hour long episode after all.
Now I’ll admit, this wasn’t my cup of tea plot wise. Hoshi no koe is a love story about two teenagers who are separated between time and space-literally. The Earth is in the midst of an alien invasion and the heroine Mikako joins the resistance and goes on a mission to defeat their attackers. There’s just... See full review
One night as I was lying in my hidey hole of a room, I was searching through the Netflix titles to see what I wanted to put on my instant que to watch later. While searching through the anime I ran across Hataraku Maou-sama!, titled in English 'The devil is a part-timer!'. The title instantly caught my attention, and I thought I would give the first episode a try. I ended up loving it.
We are thrown into the fictional world of Ente Isla, where the humans are at war with the demons. King Satan, the ruler of demons controls the army with plans to conquer the world. The humans fought back... See full review
So I've seen many horrible reviews for this anime and despite all the warnings to avoid it and/or at least read the manga I thought I would jump in and then give my opinion on it. Now keep this in mind, I have not read the manga yet (but I plan on it), and I have only glanced at it for the visual comparisons.
At the beginning of the series I was first enthralled by the prospects of Toshima and how the protagonist was going to go there after being falsely accused of murder. However after watching it all the way through Ifound it to be rather vague. Akira was sent to a battleground... See full review
So as a fan of the first Darker than Black series I was very happy to find out that there was a sequel, a continuation to a great series! I had jumped into it right away, without reading anything on it. I was confused, where was Hei and Yin? He doesn't show up right away? Okay I can deal with that...wait, he's a drunk? Why the hell does he look like that?!
And with disgust I had dropped the show after three episodes, vowing to never watch it again and pretend that it was never made.....until I decided to suck it up and watch it two years or so later.
I'll admit, it wasn't that... See full review
High school is sort of that akward time for us all where we try to find out place in the world and try to make friends that have similar interests as us. For some it can be worse trying to accomplish this seemingly impossible feat. The main take away for Yowamushi Pedal is this: You can conquer any challenge. Story 8/10 The story is about Onoda Sakamichi, a friendless Otaku who goes into high school with the hopes of joining the anime club to finally make friends. His hopes are crushed though when he finds that the club has been cancelled due to a lack of members. As he tried to revive the club he runs... See full review