12 of 12 episodes seen
If you couldn't tell, this series is a satire of comic book super heroes. You meet a lot of different heroes and villains in this series. This anime is mostly 12 episodes of complete hillarity and craziness.
The artstyle is very cartoony, which fits the series well considering it's about superheroes. The colors are very bright and bouncy which fits the mood of the series.
The opening is a very fun and bouncy song. I listened to it over and over again after watching this series. The voice acting is great as well. There are many great Vancouver voice actors in this series. Such as, Brad Swaile, Paul Dobson, Ted Cole, and Nicole Bouma. The quality of the sound was great as well, I could hear things clearly and understood everything that was said.
The characters in this series are great too. Even though this is a short series they get enough developement for you to care about them and enjoy your time with them.
I enjoyed this series a lot. There's good comedy, and despite some of it being sexual, it's still smart. The characters are fun. The songs are bouncy. And the voice acting is spot-on. I highly recommend Dokkoida?! to anyone looking for a fun comedy series. read more
13 of 13 episodes seen
The story is very unique and interesting. It's fun to watch and see if you solve the mysteries yourself. And some of them aren't easy to solve. I was thrown for a loop a couple of times.
The art is also very good, but not amazing. The animation can seem a bit odd at times, but it's still good.
The script could have been better. The problem is, the voice actors had to adapt the script themselves due to bad translations. So at times someone will say something that doesn't seem to fit the situation.
The characters were good, but one of them annoyed the hell out of me. And that was Hisoka, voiced by Liam o' Brian. His lack of emotion in certain situations really got on my nerves. If a little girl got killed wouldn't you feel a little depressed? Not Hisoka! I think this is mostly due to bad voice acting. Liam really could have done a better job conveying emotions than he did in this series.
Overall, I enjoyed this series. It's a nice, short, shonen-ai series, with good mystery and suspense. If you want a short mystery anime, I recommend this one. read more
26 of 26 episodes seen
The animation is made by Studio BONES, and as anyone would expect, it's done flawlessly. The art has a dark tone to it, which adds to the mood of the series.
The music in this series is composed by Yoko Kanno. Who is one of my favorite Japanese artists. Her music also adds a lot to the series. The songs have a very depressing feel to it, which also adds something great to the series.
The characters in this series are all very enjoyable. Some of them you're going to hate and others you're going to love. There's only one character that annoyed me in this series, Cheza. Cheza is a flower maiden and because of that it's hard to connect to her. The way she talks can get annoying at times. I still felt bad for Cheza, but she's still my least favorite character.
I enjoyed this series from beginning to end. Please note, that this series doesn't end at 26 episodes. You have to watch the 4 episode OVA to get the true ending.
In any case, this is not one of those series that you can just sit down and watch casually. If you want to watch this series, you have to pay attention. There are a lot of hidden meanings and things you can get out of it.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who wants to watch an extremely emotional and eye-opening series. read more
162 of 162 chapters read
This manga takes place in Germany and follows the main character, Dr. Kenzo Tenma, a brilliant brain surgeon. His fiance' is the director of the hospital's daughter. Tenma is torn between following orders from his boss and doing what he thinks is right. Basically he is told to opperate on the mayor of the town, but because a little boy came in first, he decides to go against orders and save the young boy's life. The mayor dies, and he gets demoted, but is finally feeling good about his life, until he realizes he just made the biggest mistake of his life.
The story and art is done by Naoki Urasawa, who has won numerous awards for his manga. Which are much deserved.
I enjoyed every minute of this manga series.
Monster is a thrill ride the whole way. I couldn't stop reading this series, there was never a dull moment.
The characters are all very realistic and have their own unique personalities. There wasn't one character that annoyed me or that I disliked. I cared about what happened to every single one of them.
Dr. Tenma is my favorite character. You can really feel the emotional struggle this character feels. I really feel for him and wish I could help him in his struggle. I look up to him for his bravery, itelligence, and morals. He's one of those characters that makes you realize what it means to be human.
The art in this series is unlike any I've ever seen. It's a very unique art style. To me, it's got more of a realistic look to it than most manga. I can instantly identify Naoki's artwork. Much like a lot of people can recognize Akira Toriyama's art.
These are all the reasons why Monster gets a perfect score from me. I hope you enjoyed my first review and more importantly, pick up Monster. You will not be disappointed.