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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Apr 9, 2013

Like Toradora but with a good ending where he actually fights for the woman he loves instead of spending 20 agonizing episodes blue balling us and then finally confessing to each other and gettnig married and then getting left in the lurch and just being like "welp, at least she's being responsible now!" Wait, this is a chunibyou review, not Toradora, right? Love the "moeblob" chara designs, and FINALLY I have a chara I can cosplay with Aimee - The Dark Flame Master!! VANISH INTO THE EMBRACE OF DARK FLAMES! Curious what the second season will be like, since this one wrapped up pretty... See full review

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?/10 characters
7.6/10 overall

Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends

Apr 9, 2013

Fun harem with nice chara design, especially Kobato and Maria <3. Yozora's chara is complex, but seems inconsistent at times - courageous cross-dresser, then tsundere loner, then sadistic bitch and bully, then kind childhood friend...I don't know, it didn't all add up to me at times. I'm wondering if they can reconcile her chara in the second season (haven't seen it yet). I like that the male lead, Kodaka, isn't a doormat like in many other harem animes, and I found the references to him being "hafu" (half white half jap) and perceived as a "delinquent" by his peers intriguing. I... See full review

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7.6/10 overall

Negima!? Haru Special!?

Apr 9, 2012

Finally some negima fanservice... - except the girls when shown in bikinis or whatever inexplicably become huge-breasted, uber-muscular 20-somethings...WTF? The fanservice is bizzarely drawn, despite the quality of the animation being higher than the series and the plot is nearly nonexistant in this Spring Special OVA. The characters and voices are all there, but again the fan service is just disturbing and the lack of any reasonable plot just makes it all the more lame.

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2/10 story
5/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
3/10 overall

Negima!

Mar 17, 2012

This review is based on my reading of the first 19 volumes on the manga and the corresponding episodes. The english dubbing for the anime is better than the original jap version as we're able to hear accents for characters who are supposed to be from wales and whatnot. Further - Negi's English subbed voice is superior to the original as the actor gives it a very unique breaking/rasping quality to it that I found endearing. The art is pretty bad, but then again the art in the manga was never that great either... The story is mostly there, with some character development of the other 31 classmates... See full review

8/10 story
5/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
7/10 overall

Shuffle!

Mar 17, 2012

Watched only the first episode of this...the characters seemed incredibly boring and 1-dimensional, the "gods" and "demons" were just regular normal every day people with diff. ears, which was a big disappointment. The jokes were lame. Art was mediocre as well.

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1/10 story
1/10 animation
1/10 sound
1/10 characters
1/10 overall

Negima!?

Mar 11, 2012

Accidentally watched this after reading the manga thinking it was the anime version...realized after dropping the show that is was a "Remake." Avoid this if you liked the manga- it's nothing like it. It's basically a shonen show with battles and annoying talking animals and no fanservice.

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2/10 story
3/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall