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Favorite Anime
NHK ni Youkoso!
NHK ni Youkoso! add
Steins;Gate
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Clannad: After Story
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Ookami to Koushinryou
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Shinsekai yori
Shinsekai yori add

Favorite Manga
NHK ni Youkoso!
NHK ni Youkoso! add
Nisekoi
Nisekoi add
Hotarubi no Mori e
Hotarubi no Mori e add
Byousoku 5 Centimeter
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Byousoku 5 Centimeter
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Favorite Characters
Tatsuhiro
Satou, Tatsuhiro
Misaki
Nakahara, Misaki
Rintarou
Okabe, Rintarou
Kurisu
Makise, Kurisu
Koyomi
Araragi, Koyomi
Sena
Kashiwazaki, Sena
Mikasa
Ackerman, Mikasa
Ayano
Tateyama, Ayano
Houtarou
Oreki, Houtarou
Kosaki
Onodera, Kosaki

Favorite People
Shinkai, Makoto
Shinkai, Makoto
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Kayano, Ai
Kayano, Ai
Yanagi, Nagi
Yanagi, Nagi
EGOIST
EGOIST


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May 17, 2014
Sakasama no Patema (Anime) add
62 of 95 people found this review helpful
 
"Sakasama no Patema" is a gripping WWII drama set in 1944 Nazi Germany, detailing the struggles of a young German boy, Age (Eiji), hiding his Jewish friend, Patema, after the government declares that all people of Jewish descent must be "taken care of." Together, they traverse war-torn Germany to bring Patema home and along the way discover the truth of the government's persecution.

...

No, not really. That plot synopsis is pretty close though.

After falling into a pit that her village declared a danger zone, young Patema is plunged into a bizarre new world where everything is inverted. Suddenly, literally falling into the endless sky read more
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Apr 4, 2014
Nagi no Asukara (Anime) add
5 of 18 people found this review helpful
 
Taking place in a society where humanity is very clearly divided between sea and land, "Nagi no Asukara" tells the story of a group of children from the sea who challenges the social order by attending school on the surface, making friends along the way and learning the truth behind the world. Centered primarily around Hikari Sakishima, the story dives into the connections between characters and unveiling the mysteries that inhabit the divided land. As the small circle of friends become exposed to the surface world, new challenges emerge and romance blooms, playing an integral part to the grander tale of acceptance and the inevitability read more
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Dec 25, 2013
Hal (Anime) add
51 of 62 people found this review helpful
 
In the backdrop of a very slightly future world of helper robots and robot therapy a violent, fiery plane crash effectively ends the budding romantic lives of Hal and Kurumi. Left alone and without their significant other, Hal wakes up dazed and confused, programmed with a new mindset of a robot sent to comfort "his" former lover. Through their initially reluctant meetings and attempts to make Kurumi happy again, Hal finds something much more beautiful, and much more sad than what his initial purpose had programmed him for.

Using various things left behind in that small button shop Kurumi lives in as clues, Hal does read more
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Aug 20, 2013
Byousoku 5 Centimeter (Manga) add
25 of 30 people found this review helpful
 
"...they say that it's 5 centimeters per second."
"What is?"
"The speed at which cherry blossoms fall.
It's 5 centimeters per second."

(This is a review of the novel that also makes comparisons to the film and manga versions. Think of it as my feelings for all 3 versions.)

I began reading the novelized version of "5 Centimeters per Second" in order to have a different experience of one of my most loved stories in anime. Having already watched the film numerous times and reading the manga once, I already had a rough expectation of what to feel while reading this story. This expectation, however, prepared me little read more
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Jul 1, 2013
Miyakawa-ke no Kuufuku (Anime) add
20 of 38 people found this review helpful
 
"It's 9 p.m. on Monday! Everyone assemble!!!"

"Miyakawa-ke no Kuufuku" details the struggles of the Miyakawa sisters as they battle one of history's most famous, most heart wrenching social problems: poverty. Cruel, heartless poverty. The sisters Hinata and Hikage live a life filled with unflattering things, like tofu substituted meat, skim milk, skim milk, and convenience store dinners. This show is a glimpse at sections of their life, filling the viewers with a sense of overwhelming pity.

For Hikage, the younger sister, she is an endearing elementary school student who puts up with her sister's wasteful spending, using precious dollars on unneeded things like light read more
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Jun 28, 2013
Chihayafuru 2 (Anime) add
18 of 39 people found this review helpful
 
"Impassioned gods have
never seen the red that is the
Tatsuta River."

-Poem 17 of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu

The poem now most well known to viewers of Chihayafuru was written by Ariwara no Narihira, detailing his unsuccessful relationship with Fujiwara no Takaiko. After falling madly in love with each other, the two would be lovers attempt to run away from the palace. Naturally, given the rather wispy and nostalgic tone of the poem, this attempt failed in a spectacular fashion. Despite this, Ariwara no Narihira became well respected much later on and was most likely the basis for the nameless hero of "The Tales read more
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Jun 27, 2013
Nerawareta Gakuen (Anime) add
16 of 31 people found this review helpful
 
Communication and connection are important parts of human relationships that develop over time, and in an era of incredibly easy access to technology, it is easy to assume that these bonds can be formed at the click of a button. However, is it really so easy to impersonally call someone a friend from having their cell phone number or email address? Rather than speaking through the "mind," simply expressing your feelings through words and actions can be more effective than any kind of computer or cell phone can offer.

Blending elements of time travel, psychic awareness and philosophy, "Nerawareta Gakuen" (Psychic School Wars) focuses on read more
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May 31, 2013
Kotonoha no Niwa (Anime) add
13 of 30 people found this review helpful
 
"Maybe it’s fitting…
A faint clap of thunder,
Clouded skies,
Perhaps rain will come?
If so, will you stay here with me?"

Makoto Shinkai's latest film, "Garden of Words" (Kotonoha no Niwa), tells the story of a boy captivated by the mysteriousness of a woman he meets on a rainy morning, meeting again and again during the rainy days, where they both enjoy musing about the lazy flow of time the rain seems to bring with it. Through a few short encounters, starting off as strangers and gradually opening up to friend and companion, they soon start to wish every morning was greeted by rainfall.

Primarily told through the eyes read more
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Jul 14, 2012
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Manga) add
21 of 51 people found this review helpful
 
A review of "Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai"

This book was recommended to me by a certain place, and I find it extremely interesting. I also got it at a very reasonable price.

The characters all felt like they were just copies from other works I've read, and that's quite alright, cause I love when an apathetic guy gets dragged into the creation of a club! Looking at you Kyon, you lovable, sarcastic, unwilling club member. Oh, and Kodaka too I suppose.

The plot development is what you'd expect from a romantic comedy, full of the standard anime shenanigans and your share of odd characters. read more
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Feb 29, 2012
Hotarubi no Mori e (Anime) add
55 of 110 people found this review helpful
 
From the same creator of the ever calm "Natsume Yuujinchou" series comes "Hotarubi no Mori e," a tale of the developing friendship between a young girl, Hotaru, and her youkai companion, Gin. Through brief glimpses at their time spent together once a year in the summer, viewers witness the passage of time and the changing of seasons, and the growing bonds that develop as the young girl grows up, while her youkai companion remains relatively the same. Even though this difference in age is negligible in her younger days, it becomes an increasing problem as she grows older.

Although this aging problem specifically deals with read more
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