26 of 26 episodes seen
WARNING, there are spoilers in here so if you haven't watched this anime yet then read at your own risk!
no but along with the review.
Mai-Otome was quite an interesting anime to watch, when i started it out i was saying "what the heck?!" quite a little bit because it was interesting how it played out. Like with the yuri like moments and all of that. and with Arika' head turning into an ant head whenever Serge called her "Antsy". But even then i stuck with it and i'm happy to say that I had made a good choice with sticking with it. The storyline for it was very good and the characters where put together quite nicely. The artwork was very nice and pretty crisp. and the enjoyment i got from this anime was high. But i'll start to go into the categories for how i rated it now.
I can understand the story very nicely and it was very good and interesting, albeit a little bit of an overused general theme, Girls in school saving the world. Yeah a lot of us otaku' have seen that before, but this anime had a lot more to it, the story was cliche but very unique. And I liked that and enjoyed that very much. I would have rated this a 10 if there where more episodes but since there are only 26 it's going to be a 9 for me.
The art was very nice and clean. It showed everything very nicely and there was some remarkable detail in a lot of things in this anime. Like with the gems and how they even had the text and that for when the Otomes transformed and used their special attacks. And Miyu' arm when it changed into the sword had a lot of detail too. But the thing that brought down my score for the art was when Arika' head turned into an ant head. It was funny and there was a lot of detail in that but it was just odd to see in an anime and brought my score down a little for it.
The voices for the characters takes a couple episodes to get used to (like Shizuru' high voice) but after you get used to their voices you should like them a lot. I watched the dubbed version.
The op's for this anime where very nice, the 1st op for it took me a little while to get used to but thats because i was expecting something different at the time, and the ending for it also took me a little while to get used to but after that i very much enjoyed them. So i'm rating this a 9.
I'm rating for the characters a 10 because each character has a very unique personality and a lot of them change in some way during the story. Like Arika who wanted nothing more but to be an Otome wanted to never transform again when they where in the Aswad camp. But after she was forced to transform so she could rescue herself and Mashiro she began to love being an Otome again after she started to figure things out. Nina also changed quite a bit throughout the story, hating Arika, then beginning to be her friend, Despising and hating her again, and then thinking of her as a friend again.
There is a lot more but i don't want to say too much. But again i'm rating the characters a 10.
This anime was very good, and i enjoyed it a lot. The fighting in it was very good and had me at the edge of my seat, and other moments had me very sad (like when Aoi jumped off of the cliff) and then some had me laughing so hard i was crying. But this anime is very enjoyable so i'm rating it a 10.
Overall i'm rating this anime a 10/10 because i personally feel like it deserves it. If you have any complaints or anything to say about my review then feel free to comment on my profile here on mal or PM me but if you like my review then please rate it up ^_^ read more
3 of 3 episodes seen
No but getting to the point The Slayers Excellent wasn't too bad, it had the smae feel as the series being mostly comical and all that but as usual it still had it's fight scenes and moments of seriousness (be it as rare as they can be for this series).
This little side step is a nice introduction to the infamous Lina Inverse' past and her rivalry/friendship whatever you wanna call it with Naga the aWhite Serpent. Even though it's only 3 episodes.
The artwork for the series is basically about the same as it is for the first or second season of this series bt all in all it's not too bad and I personally like the artwork of some of the older animes.
The story for the Ovas kinda jumps around a little but hey thats the Slayers for ya.
The enjoyment for the OVA's is pretty high especially if your a Slayers fan.
So all in all I personally gave this Slayers OVA an 8 out of 10. read more