13 of 13 episodes seen
Cybersix is about a Genetically engineered woman named Cybersix, and her battle against the many monsters sent by her creator to cause trouble. By day she poses as a male literature teacher, hangs out with her BFF Lucas, and acts like a geek. By night, she's an ass kicking sex-symbol that frequently visits her love interest, Lucas. It's also episodic, so you'll never have to worry about a boring arc lasting more than one episode. Personally, I was never bored.
The characters are cool, spunky, unique and likable. While the majority of the characters outside of the main four or five rarely get any screen time, they only add to the already action-packed story. Cybersix herself is one outstanding individual, being both tough and gentle at the same time. Awesome.
The music isn't orchestrated, but man that main theme is catchy.
I highly highly recommend this one! Since it's only 13 episodes, you have very little to lose. Be warned the ending is slightly unsatisfying.
407 of 407 chapters read
Ranma Saotome and Akane Tendo are engaged to be married due to an agreement made by their fathers prior to their birth. However, while Ranma and his father were away in China, they became cursed. Now, Ranma turns into a girl whenever he is doused with cold water. This curse problem obviously becomes a recurring story element with Ranma himself, but it also is reintroduced through new characters who have acquired similar curses.
I think this ludicrous situation is part of what had me so engrossed. The ridiculous and outlandish issues that every character viewed so casually had me laughing out loud through the majority of the chapters, which is something that happens rarely when I read. The fact that every competition, from ice skating to food delivery, has a martial arts component, the comments from no-name characters that point out how weird the situation is, and the violent habit Akane has of kicking people into the sky all contribute to a fair amount of chuckles.
If you're not a fan of other Shounen that involve planet destroying energy attacks, you'll probably find Ranma more bearable. The martial arts component (when presented in a serious light instead of comical) is cool to see, but isn't so crazy that you'll find yourself rolling your eyes at it. Fights are fast paced and action packed, and rarely ever involve two opponents eyeing each other down for five chapters. I'd say this is shounen for people who don't like shounen.
If you've read or watched Rumiko's InuYasha, you might experience a fair bit of Deja vu with the romance in the story. The love triangles are completely off balance, and the main pair argue all the time. Character development is significant, but spread out over a long period of time. You'll come out of this feeling satisfied that the main characters eventually matured a little.
If you're planning on watching the anime, I would recommend you read this first. It's much more entertaining.
Give it a shot! You'll be pleasantly surprised at how much you'll like it! read more
1 of 1 episodes seen
This film is a gorgeous masterpiece in every aspect. The characters are charming and unique, the art style is beautiful, the musical score is above the majority of the movies I've seen this year, and the story is mysterious and magical.
The world in this film is never fully explained, and where this would in many cases force the viewer out of the universe of the film, in this case it only adds to the movie's already engrossing nature.
You need to see this movie. If you can't, try to see SOMETHING by Ghibli before you die. They never disappoint! read more
1 of 1 episodes seen
I feel like I could throw in a bunch of synonyms for masterpiece and still not accurately describe how fantastic this movie is. If you've ever wondered why Ghibli is so revered for its work, just watch this.
The music is epic, and is placed in all the right spots. You will feel exactly what they want you to feel when you hear these scores.
The plot is pretty serious overall, and so are the main characters. You will have a laugh here and there thanks to the charming supporting cast.
The voice work for the english dub is also very well done.
Just watch this. You won't be able to look away from the screen while you do. read more
83 of 175 episodes seen
The fight scenes are not 30 episodes long, but are fast paced and have the viewer constantly on the edge of their seat. Similarly, the story arcs are not so extensively drawn out that you start to wonder what it was that attracted you to the show in the first place. The story keeps moving and the audience stays interested.
The music is fantastic. During humorous or relaxing points in episodes, fiddle-Irish-folk type music adds a fun atmosphere to the show. The same type of music is executed in a more intense rocker way with electric guitar and the works. If Fairy Tail had nothing else going for it, the music could still carry the entire show.
The characters are lovable and quirky. Rarely ever will you find yourself disliking a certain character.
The powers are awesome and diverse. You aren't just exposed to crazy planet destroying energy blasts here, and you probably won't miss anything of the sort.
If you're the type of person who doesn't like shounen, give Fairy Tail a try. It's definitely a breath of fresh air. read more
3 of 51 episodes seen
The characters lose everything that made them lovable in the original series and are made to look like idiots in this show.
Granted, it is "super deformed", so everything wrong with it is intentional, but I personally don't know if I'll be able to stomach it.
To be fair, the show has made me laugh out loud a couple of times. I think more than anything my disappointment with just how different everything is has made me write a biased review.
Give it a try, you might enjoy it. Then again you might feel like you've personally been insulted by the creators. read more
64 of 64 episodes seen
However, when I started watching the original series, someone asked me if I planned on watching Brotherhood. I said I wasn't sure. They told me, "If you like fullmetal Alchemist, you'll LOVE Brotherhood," and they were right.
Brotherhood has much more humour than the original series. While this draws some attention away from the main plot, it allows for extra character development and keeps the story from becoming too overwhelmingly dark.
If you didn't like the original Fullmetal Alchemist, you will like this version. If you did like it, then get a move on and start watching this. Without a doubt it will end up on your list of favourites. read more
153 of 153 episodes seen
The story, while essentially the same repetitive concept wearing a different jacket, is intriguing, and feels fresh each time a new arc is introduced.
The characters: classic. They're downright hilarious. Their overall charm is emphasized during Goku's demonstrations of being EXTREMELY naive. It's easy to grow attached to them. Sadly, they must be appreciated while they're around, because once Dragonball Z picks up, the only dialogue you will hear will be about powerlevels or will be grunting.
The music is addicting! Especially the main theme. It added an overall feel of nostalgia to the series. The soundtrack made me feel like I was the one who had conquered a crazy enemy.
Dragonball doesn't disappoint. If you like Shounen and you enjoy comedy, don't pass up Dragonball. However, be prepared for some immense changes if you decide to watch Dragonball Z. read more