WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST 30 MINUTES OF THE MOVIE AHEAD This movie comes flying out of the gate, which at first seems cool, because it starts immediately with a mother and daughter getting murdered, the son (Jiro) being blamed for it, and then chased out of his village, fleeing for his life. But then the roller coaster just kind of goes off the rails. Jiro is found by a priest named Tenkai, taken to the man responsible for the death of Jiro's family, given the opportunity to assist with killing this man, is trained to be a good fighter, and meets a side kick of sorts. After that he... See full review
This is the story of a pilot in a (relatively) newly created branch of the military, known as the space force. Growing up he had higher aspirations, but fell short and settled for his current position. He goes on living his life of mediocrity, barely doing enough to get by, until one day he meets a women who preaches the word of god. He takes a liking to her and she becomes his motivation to straighten out and fly right. She also takes a liking to him based on his career, due to her disdain for humanity, and her fascination with the Stars, which have yet to be touch by civilization. Just... See full review
The concept for Redline is actually not bad in my opinion. An intergalactic racing circuit who's biggest race (known as the redline) is a no rules, mad max style free for all between 8 racers. This particular edition of redline is held on a planet called robot world where the leader of the planet is disgruntled over the fact that the race is being held on his planet. As a result, the racers are not only competing against each other, but also fighting for their lives against the planets military. And then that's about it. Cool concept. Weak execution. And honestly, I dont think the creators... See full review
This is gonna be short and sweet. The animation is really good. Incredibly detailed, unique style. I have a soft spot for 1950's music. This anime uses songs from the 50's and music inspired by the era. I approve. The story was not for me. Too much talking, I mean, fate zero levels of talking. At least that show had the occasional action scene in it to switch things up. I had a very hard time staying interested. I kept catching myself on my phone scrolling through Facebook for prolonged periods of time. As a result, I cant really tell you exactly what it's about. There are... See full review
I watched this anime because it was recommended to me as a mature anime, intended for adults, and I was trying to avoid anymore anime about teenagers saving the days against overly powerful super human adults. What I ended up getting was an anime about children saving a town from overly powerful, super human, possibly alien, adults.............whatever, it was still good. Tekkonkinkreet takes place in a city called Treasure town. It focuses around two orphaned brothers who live in the streets. They pick pocket people and commit other minor offenses in order to support themselves. They are also quite the... See full review
STORY: Hellsing is the story of Alucard, the vampire hunting vampire, and his adventures serving as guardian/assassin for the Hellsing Organization, a secret, protestant group who's job it is to protect england from supernatural threats. Hellsing is led by Integra Hellsing, a hard women who inherited her role when her father died, and was forced to release Alucard to defend herself from her Uncle who wanted undeniable control of the family. In the beginning of the series we meet Seras Victoria, a young female police officer caught up in an attack by a horde of Ghouls. Alucard arrives on the scene... See full review
STORY: The Ruroini Kenshin OVA follows the story Himura Kenshin's life as a skilled sword fighter. As a boy, Himura is forced to watch the slave traders he was just sold to, who he had already forged a bond with, get brutally murdered by a band of thieves. He is saved from his own demise by Seijuro Hiko, another skilled swordsman. Hiko is impressed by the boys desire to bury the dead, regardless of being friend or foe, and begins training the boy to be a sword fighter. Years go by, the boy grows up and finds himself working as an assassin for a man who is known as Katsura. The... See full review
STORY: Sword of the Stranger is the story of a young orphan, his dog, and a highly skilled swordsman who the boy manages to convince to be their escort/bodyguard on their journey to a temple where the boy will be safe from the people who Are, for reasons unbeknownst to him, hunting the boy down. Honestly, the story isn't overly fantastic, but it also isn't horribly flawed. It has a lot in common with samurai shamploo, although not as comedic, and ninja scroll, but it has better pacig and a better ending.So if you like those anime, you'll probably enjoy this one. ANIMATION: Not as high of quality... See full review
STORY: Unlike the first Ghost in the Shell series, this is actually very well done for the most part. There are quite a few more engaging episodes in 2nd Gig, and the improvements are highlighted by the fact that each episode contains things important to the over arching plot. In some episodes we even get history of the world in which GITS takes place. Unfortunately they do bring back the Tachikoma, who I find highly annoying characters and easily the worst part of the show. And to cap things off, in the last episode when the story is about to climax, these pre-pubescent... See full review
Ghost in the Shell tells the tale of a special police force known as Public Safety Section 9. It takes place in the middle of the 21st century, when humans have began techologicaly enhancing their bodies, and addresses many of the moral questions surrounding such technological advancements, as well as how the good and end evil sides of humanity react to such times. STORY: The Story is made up of Stand Alone episodes and Complex episodes. Stand Alone episodes , which are essentially filler episodes, are mainly just one off adventures that contributes almost nothing to the main plot of the series. The... See full review
THIS REVIEW IS FOR BOTH SEASONS OF THE FATE/ZERO SERIES. STORY: Fate/Zero has an excellent premise. Once every certain amount of years, 7 members of the world's magic community are chosen to summon powerful heroes from history to take part in a magical, battle royal, world cup type of tournament, with the holy grail as the prize for the winner. Each member of the magic community is known as a Master. Each figure from history is known as a heroic spirit. Each heroic spirit represents a class of fighter. There is a Lancer, Archer, Berserker, Caster (magician), Saber (Sword... See full review
STORY: I wanted to write a review about Samurai Champloo without comparing it to Cowboy Bebop, the earlier series created by the same people. Unfortunately Samurai made that completely impossible haha. Samurai Champloo is the story of a young girl named Fuu, who meets two swordsman, Mugen and Jin, and enlists them to help her find "The Samurai who smells like sunflower seeds". I did enjoy the story for samurai, when they stuck to it. One thing they did better then Bebop with the Samurai series, was to establish the point of the series off the bat, that being, that they are on... See full review
STORY: Don't really know what to make of this anime. It took me a long time to finish the first season, almost 2 years, because it was so slowly paced, with very little excitement for more then half the anime. It also could have spent a bit more time elaborating on the lore of its world then it did. That being said, those 10 episodes would be some of the best viewing you'll see. Transitioning from a borderline realistic mid evil folk tale to a full on satanic fantasy. Even though social justice issues arnt usually my scene, I have to give credit o this anime for touching on things like being a... See full review
STORY: The story was clearly meant as an attempt to capitalize on Dragon balls past success and earn toriyama and funimation more money. They took an interesting idea (Multiverse) and used it simply as an excuse to bring back the old fighting tournament's that were a huge part of Dragon balls original rise to fame. Back in the day when Toriyama was trying to establish Goku as an out of this world fighting prodigy, the tournament idea was cool. In adult hood, with the fate of the entire Multiverse on the line, it just seems lazy and contrived. There were some good times though... See full review
STORY: If you're in to hours spent on character building for minor characters, than you will appreciate the second season of AOT much more than i did, which is saying a lot, since i loved it and waited with baited breath for each new episode. Unforunately I'm personally not a fan of entire episodes being used up for characters back stories if they aren't THE main characters. So many unnecessary episodes devoted to characters like Sasha or Ymir and then they throw one important moment at the end of the episode. Due to the current state of anime and how most series are only doing 12 or 13 Episode... See full review
Cowboy Bebop is the story of a crew of bounty hunters, living in a future where humans have populated much of the solar system. Over the course of the series, the crew grows from a duo (Spike and Jet) to 5 with the additions of Ein, Fay Valentine, and Ed. Although they don't always get along, they bond over time, with each member working together, going off on their own adventures, and discovering the secrets of their individual pasts.
I don't really have much to say about CB that Im sure hasnt already been said. It is hands down one of the best stories in anime, or any form of media. The only... See full review
It doesn't take too long to get right into the good stuff in this anime. Shinichi Izumi is infected by a parasite who's intentions was to take over Shinichi's brain. Unfortunately for it, the parasite fails and is only able to take control of his hosts hand. As a result, Shinichi and Migi now have to find a way to co exist for the sake of both of their survival. Unfortunately Migi is not the only parasite to appear, and the ones who successfully take over their hosts brain, want to eliminate humanity, and it isn't long before the duo find themselves in the midst of the turmoil with Shinichi's world... See full review
STORY: Skull Man tells the story of a journalist who returns to his hometwon after leaving for Tokyo 7 years prior, in order to investigate some crazy rumors he's heard regarding a masked killer. Upon arriving he meets a young girl who aspires to be a prize winning photographer, and they essentially partner up in an effort to get to the root of the killings, occasionally helped out by a mysterious old man who refers to himself as an ally of justice. Unfortunately for Hayato, 7 years is a long time to be away. Much has changed in his hometown, and the city may not be ready to give up its secrets, and... See full review
Dragon Ball was the first Anime I ever watched many years ago during its first run on TV in Canada on YTV, and over the years has remained my favourite series. While I don't want to end up doing too many reviews for the Dragon Ball franchise, I do plan on reviewing my favorite parts, and Episode of Bardock is one of my absolute favorites.
STORY: First and foremost, lets get the major plot hole out of the way. There is no possible explanation for how being blasted into smitherines by Freeza while in outer space could send Bardock and Bardock alone into the past, but it did, sooooo...moving on... See full review
STORY: Hellsing tells the story of a Vampire named Alucard who works for the Hellsing (specifically Integra Hellsing) family to hunt down Vampires and other undead creatures in the name of the Queen and country of England. In the very first episode he rescues a female police officer named Seras, but in doing so, turns her into a vampire as well and takes her in to Hellsing as his desciple of sorts.
Over the course of the series the discovery of a computer chip/virus that converts normal humans into essentially a lower class of vampire is made. As the series progresses The Hellsing family... See full review
STORY: Ninja Scrolls is the Story of a pair of Ninjas, Jubei and Kegora, "Persuaded" by the old ninja Dakuan, who fight the Devils of Kimon (A group of superpowered evil ninja) led by Genma, an immortal who hopes to use his abilities to become the new Shogun of the Dark. There's a bunch of political conspiring and a gold mine mixed in as well, but that basically what it's about.
I did enjoy the story for Ninja Scroll, it was action packed and had a pretty good plot, however it definitely had some faults. It could have used a few less enemies, as the pacing was a little off. The... See full review
In my opinion, this is to Attack on Titan what Yu Yu Hakasho is to the Dragon Ball series, a sad rip off. I understand that it's from the same people who did AOT, and that the Anime industry tends to like to beat successfull idea's to death, but this is the 5th title from these people if i remember correctly, and its the third that follows the same premise as Attack on Titan. Before i get into it, I will say, if you're looking for an anime that is exactly like AOT, then this is the one for you. If you're a fan of AOT and Tokyo Ghoul, you might be able to appreciate this. If you're anything like... See full review
***This is a review for the first two seasons of Attack on Titan. I will update after each successive season***
I don't usually like Anime that is centred around pre-teens or teenagers, and am especially tired of Anime or any form of entertainment for that matter, this is focused around some sort of learning establishment (school, training acedmy) therefore, it took about a year and a half before I finally got around to watching this, and even then it was only because my girlfriend of the day really wanted me to watch it. Sure enough, it only took a couple minutes of the first episode before my... See full review
STORY: So I read a couple of reviews for the story of Gun X Sword before watching and everyone seemed to think that this anime wanted to be either Cowboy Bebop, or Trigun. After watching it myself, I think it's more accurately described as an animated re-imagining of the 1976 Clint Eastwood movie, " The Outlaw Josey Wales" (which in turn is a film adaptation of a 1973 novel), mixed with Gundam Wing, that takes place in a world similar to that of Trigun. Josey Wales is one of my All Time favorite movies, so needless to say I was a fan of GXS.
The main protagonist Van, is on a mission... See full review
So, I wasn't a huge fan of the movie, And i didn't want to get carried away with too many reviews of the same series, but I felt like the reviews I read for this movie were a touch too critical, so I decided to offer my own two cents.
STORY: The story for Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (which, according to the subbed version I watched should have actually been called, Curse of the Rich Stones) appears to be an amalgamation of the very first Arc (or the Pilaf Arc) of the original Dragon Ball series and the 3rd Arc (Red Ribbon Army Arc), roughly focusing on episodes... See full review
AP FRIEND REVIEW 1 (MagneticLotus)
After replying to a review of Gungrave that literally made me LOL, by a user named MagneticLotus, He left some comments on my profile, and kindly followed me. After returning the favor and checking out his Anime List I decided to watch one that he really liked, but I hadn't seen before. After watching it, I sat down to write a review for it, and came up with the idea, to watch and review a high rated Anime from any new friends I may meet on this site, and give it a fancy name. I kinda failed on the fancy name part, but here's my review for one of his... See full review
Gungrave is the story of two childhood friends, Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell. Reminiscient of the movie scarface, it starts off as a realistic story of living day to day life on the wrong side of the tracks, entering a crime organization, working up through the ladder to be at the top, and the consequences of doing so. After witnessing virtually everybody they care about being murdered, and barely escaping with their own lives, Brandon and Harry (each for their own reasons) manage to get accepted into the biggest mafia family in the city, known as... See full review
STORY: The moral to Paranormal Agent's story is a good one (and probably the most redeeming part of this anime's story): take responcibility for your actions. The story itself isn't terrible, but there isnt anything great about it. The writers appear to make an effort to tell the story using a different Genre with each episode, including one episode the seems like a "making of" bonus feature from a DVD. While i do appreciate this, I feel like they took it too far. In fact, i feel like they took the whole thing too far. Within the last 3 episodes i found myself completely lost, not caring... See full review
I am somewhat perplexed at the fact that I like this anime.. The whole 13 episodes have all of two minutes worth of action, and a whopping two scenes that actually made me chuckle. I do enjoy the story, as confusing as it is, and I feel like if you don't let yourself get caught up in all the psychological wierdness of the story telling, and actually just focus on the story as it unfolds, it isn't that difficult to understand.
Lain is an introverted girl with no friends. Shortly after a class mate of hers commits suicide, she and other students, recieve emails from said... See full review
The story for DTB has its faults. For one the ending was kind of confusing, it wasn't completely impossible to understand, but it could have been a little clearer. And the use of the detective and cosplay girl for comedic relief was a little off setting, but they do serve their puprose, and were only in the series for a short enough time, that it didn't take too much away from the overall story and tone.
Aside from that however, i feel that it is a very well written story. The general publics views on contracters was reminiscient of X-men. The concept of... See full review