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I'm conflicted over this anime. For starters, it's an excellent take on Lupin III with beautiful art and a darker storyline, and had an interesting crew consisting of a SHAFT/Gainax freelancer, a KyoAni art director, Dai Sato and Shinichi Watanabe.

On the other hand, it has a messy and pretentious story that kinda killed the "mystique appeal" of Fujiko Mine, added some unnecessary characters and is cluttered with bad writing by one of the biggest hacks in anime (And yes, i'm talking about Mari Okada).

The story of this Lupin III series is all about Fujiko Mine, and how she became to be that one hot read more
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May 9, 2012
Jormungand (Anime) add
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NOTE: Before i start my review, i'd like to say that the excellent Shane Smith from VICE has done a reportage from a major arms dealing convention. So if you want to see some Jormungand-style gunrunning in real time, then you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJct-kBqIKA

My understanding of arms dealers came after watching the excellent film "Lord of War". Nicolas Cage plays a Ukrainian-American arms dealer who sells guns like AK-47s, M-16s and a M-60 Machine gun to warlords and rebel groups. The movie is great as it portrays a balanced view of the arms dealer, and how inane our world is.

Arms dealing is rampant read more
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Mar 31, 2012
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Anime) add
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We looked back at our school days and we think "Yeah, i've done some stupid shit in school." No one is perfect, and even the most perfect A-scoring twit might just be the greatest exhibitionist in the universe. And thus, we are prone to doing things that are childish, dumb and hilarious.

And thus, comes The Daily Lives of Highschool Boys. originally from a manga by Yamauchi Yasunobu, The Daily Lives of Highschool Boys tells an everyday tale of three boys: Hidenori, Yoshitake and Tadakuni who lives like the male versions of Azumanga Daioh characters. Along with several friends and female side characters, these three go read more
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Mar 11, 2012
Black★Rock Shooter (TV) (Anime) add
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Mari Okada is a writer who is the perfect definition of "all style, no substance". I enjoyed her script for Toradora, but everything else she wrote makes me want to throw my monitor out of the window.

For example, Ano Hana. It took 2/3 of the series to reveal that yes, Menma the ghost is real. Why couldn't she just prove herself instead of acting like a moeblob for the first six episodes? Oh wait, it's bad writing.

She's basically the Nicholas Sparks of anime. Her only purpose is to make you cry, and when emotions are the main factor behind a story, you know that there read more
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Feb 23, 2012
Gyo (Anime) add
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Gyo is an adaptation of a manga by famed horror mangaka Junji Ito, also known as the "Stephen King of Japan". It's one of his known works to date besides Uzumaki and it's pretty unsettling stuff. Once you finish reading it, you will get fears of looking at the ocean for a while.

So it's no exception that a guy like Ito deserves his own anime. Why not? And thus Ufotable came to the blessing and made a 70-minute OVA of Gyo.

The result? One of the most hilarious comedies ever made.

No, seriously. Whereas the original manga is a work of itself, this anime feels like a read more
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Jan 3, 2012
Requiem (Anime) add
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In 2003, Senator Rick Santorum compared gay sex to turtle humping. As a revenge, gay columnist Dan Savage google-bombed Santorum's name and now Santorum means "frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter, sometimes a by-product of anal sex". You know, shit that comes out after anal sex. Yeah, that.

In 2005, Japanese hentai makers Milky made a tentacle lesbian hentai called "Anal Sanctuary" or as i like it to call it "Tentacle Santorum".

Why? Let me tell you why:

The story is about a violin that can turn girls into rape baits for demonic tentacles. Once these tentacles start the anal rape, scat will come out after coming. read more
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Dec 9, 2011
Mawaru Penguindrum (Anime) add
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I don't want to like this anime. I don't hate it. I just refuse to admit to liking it. But, i enjoy this the same way i enjoy hipster films like Me, You and Everyone We Know. It's like watching hilariously bad performance art at a gallery filled with hipsters. I've been there, and Penguindrum is the animated version of that exact experience.

Directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara who directed that fantastic mindfuck called Revolutionary Girl Utena. He went on to made this series because he's jealous that his bro Yuji Enokido got his own ego trip of an anime like Star Driver. So he's basically trying read more
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Nov 17, 2011
SKET Dance (Anime) add
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Here is a series that could have been WAY better if they had tried harder. It's pretty much a poor man's Gintama, and that's saying alot since this is adapted from a manga by the former assistant to Hideaki Sorachi.

The story about SKET Dance revolves around a club that helps people with their problems of any. Led by the enthusiastic Bossun (voiced by Hiroyuki Yoshino), the foxy Himeko (voiced by Ryoko Shiraishi) and the otaku Switch (voiced by teh Sugita), the go around school receiving help and solving problems.

SKET Dance has everything pre-packaged to make it a good anime. You've got not one, but two read more
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Oct 19, 2011
Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon (Anime) add
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Humanity ascended to the heavens, but then fell again so to get back to the heavens they decided to recreate history with flying airships and only people under 18 able to run the governments, a they all have techno-magic powers and super mecha weapons and there is an AI based on a girl who was run over by a carriage, plus ghosts too for some reason and the MC want's to boink the AI and everyone wants him to do it so they can have a big party.

That's the plot so far.

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon is an anime that i'm still watching despite having read more
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Oct 16, 2011
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE (Anime) add
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I'm kind of a minimal Gundam fan. I was raised by badly-dubbed Malay episodes of G Gundam and Gundam Wing, and i've seen the first two episodes of Gundam SEED and i kind of enjoyed it.

When i heard about people raging over Gundam AGE, i said to myself "Hm, stupid weeaboos not being raised by Doraemon, Astro Boy and Ninja Boy". From the character design i can basically tell that it's not only for kids, but it's also for parents or those raised by traditional kids anime from the 80's and early 90's. And i understand that. This is not for the 00/SEED fan. And read more
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