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Apr 22, 2009
Mobile Suit Gundam (Anime) add
10 of 18 people found this review helpful
 
Watching this show about 30 years after it was made, it can be easy to be a bit thrown off by Mobile Suit Gundam. It has some pretty old and kind of ugly animation by today's standards, there's still lots of corny dialogue like "WHY YOU!!!", and, each episode is basically the same thing over, and over. Build up to a fight, fight with Gundam, end episode.

Yet, despite all this, for some reason I just loved this show, for several reasons. First off, this is a great coming of age story for the main character, Amaro. It's really exciting to watch Amaro go from rookie read more
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Apr 20, 2009
Haibane Renmei (Anime) add
8 of 27 people found this review helpful
 
Haibane Renmei is different from most anime and tv you will see today. Rather than tryong to make a compelling show through intense drama, action, or anything else of that nature, the show merely creates an incredibly fascinating and interesting world, and takes you through the ins and outs of this world, while you try and figure out the significance of it all.

Haibane Renmei is about people with an angel like appearance called Haibane. They are born with no memory of the past, in a town surrounded by walls. The show is about this town and the Haibane. Dozens of questions will linger in your read more
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Apr 17, 2009
Afro Samurai (Anime) add
13 of 31 people found this review helpful
 
When I first started watching Afro Samurai, I was blown away by the action scenes early on, as well as how contrived and generic the plot was. My early theory was that the plot was mostly around in order to set up more fights. As I got a few more episodes into the show, I was extremely disappointed to realize that the show creators didn't seem to realize how weak their own plot was, as flashbacks from Afro, and the main plot actually take up a very good chunk of the screen time, and those parts are pretty consistently boring.

Afro's plot is just plain stupid read more
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Apr 16, 2009
Major S3 (Anime) add
27 of 35 people found this review helpful
 
In Season 2 of Major, Goro was transformed into an unstoppable monster. Someone who could hit and pitch amazingly. Someone who could single-handedly win a game against even the best schools. Obviously, this creates a bit of a problem for the plot. The show needed a way to keep things interesting, to make it so Goro didn't have things too easy.

In order to do this, Major implements two major storylines during season 3. The first one is very similar to season 1, as Goro is forced to essentially make a team from scratch, composed of baseball rookies. The second storyline is something I will leave read more
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Apr 13, 2009
Major S2 (Anime) add
40 of 54 people found this review helpful
 
In many ways, this review is pointless. I have almost no doubt in my mind that anyone who watched all of Major Season 1 will watch Major Season 2, whether I say it's great or terrible. But, just allow me to reassure you, Major Season 2 is as good as it gets.

I rated Major Season 1 a 9/10. It was exciting, but it had a few things holding it back. The first half of the season didn't have that much in terms of baseball games, there was a lot of romance subplots that were tough to care too much about. And, it was kind of read more
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Apr 11, 2009
Major S1 (Anime) add
23 of 34 people found this review helpful
 
I was MAJORly excited to watch Major. I was afraid of it being a MAJOR disappointment, but it ended up being MAJORly fun!

Ok no more major puns, I promise! Major Season 1 is pretty much your standard sports shounen. It's very well made, but it has a lot of the same strengths and weaknesses as other sports related shows.

The best part about Major would have to be the characters. They spend quite a bit of time developing most of the players on the team, as well as other characters, like Goro's rivals (the main character). It's pretty easy to get into the baseball games read more
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Apr 4, 2009
Planetes (Anime) add
253 of 315 people found this review helpful
 
It can be pretty hard to convince people to watch a show about garbage men... IN SPACE. How could a show like that possibly be interesting? Well I'm here today to tell you that this is one of the best anime out there, and something everyone should give a try.

Planetes starts about how you might expect a show with such an odd premise to begin. It's a very quirky show, practically a comedy/sitcom type show. The first 13 episodes or so are all episodic, there's lots of laugh, and the show rarely takes itself too seriously. At this point I would call the show very read more
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15 of 28 people found this review helpful
 
Murphy's Law, whatever can go wrong WILL go wrong. This is the basic premise surrounding almost any anime related to games. As you watch a show like Kaiji, you already know that over the course of whatever game they are playing, things will go badly. The key to these shows it to surprise you anyway, to be caught off guard by the things that go wrong, and to be impressed when the good guys overcome the odds.

Kaiji (mostly) accomplishes this. The main character, Kaiji, plays several different games in which he risks his life/body parts, etc. Some of the games he plays are extraordinarily read more
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Mar 30, 2009
Baccano! (Anime) add
11 of 25 people found this review helpful
 
March 30th 2009:
I have finally finished Baccano! It was quite a thrill ride, with a fun story, some great characters, and an amazing and fun soundtrack. I am without a doubt glad I watched this show.

March 24th, 2009:
WTF is this show? Baccano? I just finished the first episode, and I absolutely hate it. It was like someone with ADHD's wet dream. The first episode of the show cuts to a different scene every 2 minutes. They constantly reference characters who I haven't even met, and to top it all off, they constantly switch between the years 1930, 1931, and 1932. I have no god damn read more
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Mar 26, 2009
Monster (Anime) add
48 of 82 people found this review helpful
 
You lock eyes with a girl at a party. Soon, you're talking. A few hours later you find yourself in her room, making out with her. You start to reach for a boob when.... "I don't want to take it any farther than this." Just when you thought you were about to get something, you get shut down, cockteased.

This is monster. The greatest cocktease of all time.

Don't get me wrong, it is a great show. I enjoyed it. It would have to be reasonably good for me to make it through 74 episodes of it while generally enjoying myself, but it never quite lived read more
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