12 of 12 episodes seen
Story: The story is pretty simple and reminds of Kannazuki no Miko. It's not very unique, but surely something for people who like slow paced anime. But to be objective, the story is pretty stereotyped. It was still enjoyable though. The fanservice was bad placed too, but there were some surprising moments for me at least.
Art: It was fine, nothing special, nothing bad. The quality design had no real strong or weak points, very balanced and it also didn't increase or decrease.
It was likable though, it may had no strong point quality wise, but for the character design it was pretty good. As for the background, it was about the same as the overall quality: not very bad, but also not outstanding.
Sound: The weakest point of the anime. The music was very insipid, be it the opening, ending or the backgroundmusic. It didn't have any enegry and couldn't convey any feeling, even in the most serious scenes of the anime, that was disappointing.
Despite that, the seiyuus did good job, they were actually able to convey the sad feeling of the characters, to a certain extent. They were emphasizing the correct words and it was enjoyable to hear their work.
Character: In fact I believed there wouldn't be any developement, or at leats not much, but the anime showed me, I was wrong:
All of the 3 main characters went through a profound developement and left a unique expression. It was a big and positive surprise to me, and it's very adorable.
Enjoyment: I enjoyed it, no doubt. I liked the slow paced story at the beginning, that climaxed as it was progressing. It had some decent comedy, which made me smile from time to time.
The characters wereadoreable too, thus the enjoyment was higher.
Overall: I'd not recommend it to everyone. Someone who likes Death Note, Code Geass and anime similar to that, probably wouldn't enjoy this anime, but for people who have a wide "choice" of favorite anime-genre, I'd advise them to watch this anime. It was somewhat different from all other sumemr anime this year read more
12 of 12 episodes seen
Story: As I said there is one, aside from the male-character who has to choose between some girls. The story is not something you'd expect when watching the first few episodes, because it only comes thorugh near the end. It's also not really unique, but a lot more than most harem give you, aside from fanservice and pretty girls.
Art: The characterdesign overall was quite well done, but in this anime we have the problem of oversized breats, which knocks it down a bit.
The backgroundart wasn't that amazing as well, could have been much better. There were to little details and it seemed like it was just being put in there to have something, at least sometimes.
Sound: The songs weren't that great, but they fit the anime, because they're light hearted and if I were to decribe them in one word, I'd say "fluffy".
The seiyuu were ok. It was somehwat monotoric, when they're only shouting the guy's name, but I have notihng to complain about aside from that. The voices fit very well for the characters.
Character: One of the weaker points of the anime. The cast of characters is wide, BUT they're all old types. Like the airhead, the tsundere or the suppressive
maid. The main protagonist isn't new either, he's the typical good guy. Not very special here.
Enjoyment: I enjoyed this anime, some episodes more, some less. It had funny moments, but less these of tension, but it was to be expected. The ecchi was not so much, but it didn't really bother me.
Overall: I'd only recommend you this anime if I knew you like harems. It's certainly not something everyone would enjoy. When you like harem, you'll like this one, if you dislike them I would advise you, not to watch it. read more
25 of 25 episodes seen
Story: As in season 1, there's not too much story. The mini arcs are mostly for enjoyment, but there were some episodes that are important for the whole love relationships.
In this season the anime was not filled with filler episodes like in season 1. I will not say there're no filler scenes, but at least no whole episodes/arcs.
Anyway, as I said, storywise Hayate no Gotoku!! isn't too strong, but it's made for the comedy, so it's no a serious problem.
Art: Inferior to season 1. The lines in season 2 were spongy, while the art in season 1 was clear and sharp. It was still pretty good and smooth though. The characterdesign was, as before, very well done and the facial expression are simply great.
Sound: KOTOKO's songs always spiced up an anime, just like here. The endings were good too and fit the anime with the "happy to go" theme.
The seiyuu were great this time as well, Rie did a great job on Nagi as well as Ryoko did a great job on Hayate. You simply have to love the voices.
Character: The characters are great, alone and together. Their interactions were funny and interesting. They fit in their role perfectly, like Nagi as the spoiled tsundere mistress or Hayate the invincible butler. They bring enjoyable and memorable moments throughout the whole series.
Enjoyment: I enjoyed the anime a lot, it was as funny as I hope it'd be, the characters were as great as I hoped and more.
But there's one problem: if you don't have a wide knowledge of anime, you might not get a parody or two, which might comfuse or annoy you, but if you have enough knowledge you'll laugh a lot.
Overall: it's slightly inferior to season 1, because of small things like the spongy art, but it's still an anime which I totally recommend simply for the laughs. If you're looking for an anime with a good story, you better not watch this anime, but if you're looking for good jokes, parodies and embarrassing moments, you're right when you pick Hayate no Gotoku read more
11 of 11 episodes seen
1. an earthquake of this magnitude is fearsome and 2. I died a little inside.
Story: the story's really unique, it's the first anime which shows such a realistic scenario that I've seen.
Thinking about an earthquake this strong, such an intense and great storyline, it was one of the most interesting stories this summer, definitely.
And there's more than just the realistic point. It's incredibly sad. You'll not find an anime which has the potential to make you cry that much, there're some really sad episodes, so sad, that I died a little inside, as I stated before. You'll love it, when you like drama.
Art: Yes, the backgroundart was amazing, simply great and one of the best I've seen. It's so well done, but pretty passive, so that it can point out the character design, which is quite well done too. It's smooth and fits the anime, because they don't need to be especially cute or big boobed or something like that.
Sound: I didn't like the opening or the ending much but the seiyuus did an awesome job. They could convey the feelings the characters felt perfectly, when the characters cried you could feel their sorrow, when they laughed you could feel that as well.
Character: In fact Mirai was a bratty teenager, not very likeable. But her character developed a lot. It was amazing, almost as if the show revolved just around her.
Mari was my favorite character from the beginning, such a kind and caring personality is quite rare, simply great.
Yuuki was the trigger for Mirai to develope, so he's pretty important too, but he can be annoying at times
Enjoyment: I enjoyed this anime A LOT. every episode was packed with drama or/and developement for the plot. I was close to crying a few times, that's quite rare.
Overall: I totally recommend it. You'll enjoy it as much as I did, when you like drama or a realistic show. It's one of the best summer shows overall, simply amazing. read more
11 of 11 episodes seen
Story: It's not your typical romance anime, because this anime contains shoujo-ai. The story is slow paced and doesn't have any highlight. There was also not a satisfying ending, which could have made up for the plot, that was pretty uninteresting.
The anime tried to be funny at times with small jokes, but failed at that too, the same goes for dramatic moments, it's always annoying to see how anime try to be deep and screw up.
Art: it was unexcpectedly annoying. The backgroundart sucked, because it seems so passive, more than it should be. Like they were low on budget.
The characterart was not too good as well, it lacked something important, that is nessecary for every romance, no every anime: impact.
The art had no impact whatsoever, it seemed like they just didn't put any effort in the animation.
Sound: The opening as well as the ending fit for the anime: slow paced songs, which are meant to be deep. The songs were fine, but not really outstanding. The only thing that made them better was Ceui's voice.
The voice acting was just fine, they didn't do an outstanding job, which doesn't surprise me. The voices fit each character though.
Character: well, it's hard to describe how much every single character annoyed me. It was like every girl was in love with the same one, and that girl picked the most annoying out of all. It was like watching a kindergarten's stage play, because it was ridiculously clumsy at times. None of the character brought some impact with them, neither did they show the bonds between them.
Enjoyment: Not really any. It was slow paced, which I don't mind, BUT then not coming farther with the story, or trying to be deep, screwed up everything. Not any funny moments or deep ones, no amazing interaction between the characters or something that would have made the anime overall better. I am disapppointed.
Overall: not an anime I'd recommend to anyone. In fact, if it weren't for small factors like Ceui's voice this anime would have received the lowest score this summer by me. Maybe I just fail too the the "amazing" part of this anime (no, not really, trust me on this one, the anime is not good). read more
12 of 12 episodes seen
Story: I have to admit, the storyline exists and is very unique, but the idea itself is pretty uninteresting. The anime is a huge load on ecchi, unnessecary fanservice, and the already mentioned uninteresting plot.
It doesn't have any real highlights, which could make the anime overall more interesting or more exciting.
Art: To be fair, the art was quite good. The girls (especially Plug) may have looked like they have babyfaces, but overall it was smooth and the quality didn't drop over the anime. But the backgroundart was average, which was a bit disappointing, when looking at the characters.
Sound: It was fairly well. The Opening was ok, the ending was fine too, but they were just randomly put songs, that weren't really adapted to the anime.
The voice acting was just fine too, not really outstanding, but the seiyuu didn't screw up or something like that.
Character: They were poorly done. The interactions were monotone, boring and didn't provide any special experience, which would make the anime better. The types were idiotic and predictable. Especially Plug and Sento were boring characters.
Enjoyment: I hardly enjoyed it, pretty much not at all. The "comedy" was meant to be funny, but wasn't at all. I'm a huge fan of ecchi, but it was just too much in this anime, that dropped the overall quality too. The story didn't provide the thrills, which is needed in an anime, to make it enjoyable.
Overall: not an anime, I'd recommend at all. maybe for excessive ecchi fans, but I guess there won't be too many of them. I've rarely seen such a failed ecchi anime, I'd have probably dropped it, if it had more than 12 epsiodes. read more
5 of 5 episodes seen
Story: As I've said the forst and last episode of the OVA are one shots. The first one is delightful, happy and quite funny. A very good way to begin the OVA.
The small story in episode 2-4 is quite interesting, full of tension and nostalgic as you'll feel like you're watching Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai.
The last one shot (ep 5) if the perfect way to end it, another light hearted episode with a lot of funny moments. It's quite special, even for Higurashi, it even has Rena's insane stare in it.
Art: as in the predecessors the art is awesome. The characterdesign is amazing, especially the eyes, which are always a crutical point. The backgroundart is great too, overall the art is equal to the original.
Sound: The Opening is, as always, a bit shady, which fits perfectly in the OVA, especially good for episode 2-4.
The ending is sad, which brings out episode 2-4 too. The songs just fit.
The seiyuus did, like in the original, an awesome job. The quality didn't decrease, though, it didn't increase either. truth to be told, I just love the voices in Higurashi, and so I was happy hearing them again.
Character: The interaction of the character was awesome, just like always. They brought out the funny moments with interaction and made them even more awesome. The character even managed to built up some tension by THEMSELVES, which I don't see too often.
Enjoyment: I enjoyed the OVA a lot, watching the funny moments, just like the serious ones. The tension was good too, and the storylines for all the stories were quite special, as expected of Higurashi.
Overall: an OVA worthy of being recommended. If you enjoyed the Tv series, you'll also enjoy the OVA, but unfortunately it's not a closed story, which disappointed a bit, that's why it's a bit inferior to the original, but still worth watching, if you liked the anime. read more
162 of 162 chapters read
Story: this manga has, like most harem no real story, except for the love between the main characters. This made it overall less interesting, but the comedy made up for it. But the biggest flaw is the fanservice. It was just too much. You'll not find a single chapter without Rito groping breasts, a butt or seeing a girl naked/in underwear, not a single one. What's also damaging the plot are all this one-shots. A manga such as this should have more of these small arc, but To-LOVE-Ru had too many of one shots, which didn't even got you further with the main story.
Art: The art was well done, it looked good. The characters were well drawn, had no mistakes like a 6th finger or something similar to that. It was steady and that's good. This is one of the manga where the art didn't improve much, but also didn't went downhill.
Character: One of the stronger points of this manga. Of course, there're a typical character types like Rito, Lala or Haruna, but this manga has more special types too, like Yami, the school nurse and Peke. They make it overall more enjoyable to read the manga. Such as Yami punishing Rito for doing something ecchi to her.
Enjoyment: I enjoyed this manga fairly a lot, and if you're a fan of special characters, a lot of ecchi and sexy and cute girls, you'll probably enjoy it too. It has decent comedy, which is a good plus for the enjoyment. I'd recommend to males more than females though.
Overall: a felicitous manga, which will bring you some laughs, a lot of fanservice (sometimes too much though) and a broad selection of characters you can choose and support in their goal. read more
11 of 11 episodes seen
Story: huge potential, but the story wasn't well developed and disapointed me. it developed too fast or too slow, once it became totally absurd and there wasn't a proper ending, even if it was meant to leave an open end for a possible second season/movies. there could have been much more, which could have made this way more interesting.
Art: the animation itself was smooth and well done, but the design for the characters needed time to get used to it. But I have to say that the backgroundart amazed me, I liked it a lot.
Sound: It was pretty average. Neither the opening nor the ending was good and the seiyuus weren't outstading as well. They did a fine job, but that's all that is to that.
Character: They aren't very developed, they were steady, nothing more. Some of them were pretty annoying too, like the female main protagonist, Saki. All she was good to was for a possible love interest for the male main protagonist.
Enjoyment: I didn't enjoy it much. At the beginning I kind of had to force myself to watch it. It got better when I got at episode 6 - 7, but the anime was almost over at this point.
Overall: Not an anime, which I'd recommend at all. If the story didn't have this much potential, it'd have been one of the worst anime I'd have seen. The story is undeveloped, even though it's going with the genre "comedy" it's not funny in the least, the characters are undeveloped and the ending was bad too.
12 of 12 episodes seen
Story: The idea of a department specially for paranormal phenomens is special and great. It's absolutely awesomely made and well thought out. Basically that's it for the story. Of course they're mixing problems in to make it more interesting, which goes well with the anime. You probably won't find another anime such as this one.
Art: It was very good. The fights were animated pretty good and you can tell that the fights are meant to look better than the average, but it wasn't always top notch in the "every day life" scenes, but as I said, the fights are always first class in terms of animation.
Sound: energetic, powerful opening and ending, it fits the anime so well in terms of the theme and fights. The backgroundmusic adds the perfect tune to the atmosphere, it doesn't matter whether it is a fight, a more dramatic scene or a happy one. They always fit in, just perfect.
They seiyuus also did very well here. Yomi's seiyuu impressed me most though. Her voice was almost different in serious moments, when you compare them to happy, light ones.
Character: Kagura, Yomi and also everyone who is important for the story had some developement. Though their's is the most significant.
Kagura who was weak at the beginning showed strengh throughout the series, but fell back once again. With her it went back and forth, but in the end her character is well developed and strong enough to take a lead for a mission.
Yomi's character changed most in this anime. Her cheerful and open attitude changed into a dark and sometimes pretty scary one. Also, her change was the most important one here, for the story and also for Kagura's developement.
Enjoyment: You'll probably enjoy this anime. But you'll definitely enjoy it more, when you watch it, before you read the manga, for several reasons like the story. You might think it's been changed completely, but in fact it's the pre-story for the manga, which would be another reason.
Overall: a felicitous anime, which brings good action, decent comedy and a bit of shoujo-ai throughout the series. You'll meet great characters and an amazing plot. I can only recommend it to you. My score would have been higher, if I would have watched it before I read the manga.