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Gunbuster

Jan 27, 2011

Gunbuster is by no means bad.  Its characters are likeable and its plot is interesting.  But, its main characters simply aren't that well developed, and for every awesome scene, there are long stretches of mediocrity.  Especially the first two episodes are quite trite, but later, there is definitely an improvement in later episodes.  I think the real problem this show suffers from is its short length, which simply doesn't allow the characters to become unique enough to sympathize with, at least to the extent the audience needs to for this to be a truly great anime.  For example... See full review

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6.5/10 overall

Aria the Animation

Jan 12, 2011

Aria is beautiful, in both its character designs and its scenery.  The music is relaxing and fits the relaxing mood.  A pale yet colorful palette gives imparts a sense of fantasy to the series that really supports its more fantastical moments. The characters are charming, if unbelievably naive and kind.  Even the tsundere-type isn't abrasive, because if there's one thing this series isn't, its abrasive.The character interactions are interesting and cute, if sometimes one-dimensional; each character has a unique personality, but I couldn't help but notice that their personalities all seemed... See full review

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7.5/10 overall

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Dec 4, 2010

This show is depressing.  All the characters are in really sad situations, and the show manages to protray their subsequent morally abominable actions without making the characters seem abominable.  They all had reasons for acting the way they did, and they were all interesting.  Unfortunately, however, one of the characters' changed drastically in the middle of the show, and I don't think her motivations were explored sufficiently; there were tons of scenes with that character acting crazily, yet I felt those scenes merely created drama, rather than adding depth to that character. ... See full review

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7/10 overall

BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad

Nov 11, 2010

Beck, while solid, was simply not epic.  A few factors contributed to this, among them the substandard animation (really, it was horrible), and the rather mediocre music; some tracks were better than others, but, to me, it felt completely unrealistic that every person who heard Koyuki (our unconfident protagonist) sing gawked in amazement.  And I mean everyone.  He wasn't that good, and his engrish was terrible. The story was slow, yet charming.  Stuff happened, yet rarely did it seem like the writers were simply throwing drama at you in the hopes that you would be interesting. The... See full review

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7/10 overall

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Parallel Works

Nov 3, 2010

These videos are worth watching if you are a fan of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, but are useless on their own, and, rather disappointingly, are not worth much even in conjunction with the original series.  The music is okay (some tracks are better than others), but, seeing as all of these shorts are set to music, "okay" really doesn't cut it.  The animation is not amazing, and the stories...well, their range is huge, and they are all completely different, but essentially, none of them are exceptional, and many of them are just plain bad.  The best were the nostaligia-inducing ones... See full review

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5/10 overall