89 of 89 chapters read
Suekichi's grandfather passes away and he is left with the "future possibility" of claiming 450 billion yen if he graduates from college. But wait, Aya, a girl whom he finds lying next to him after his grandfather's funeral seems to want this money for herself. Can having sex with Suekichi really win him over that easily, or is there more to what she feels for him?
The story is funny, it's not very predictable, and there's a pleasant ending.
Really old school artwork. I didn't like it a lot, but not a lot to complain about.
Picture yourself in college. Suekichi is basically any ordinary guy that's trying to make his way in the world. The girls aren't stupid, and it's not a "we all love Suekichi show", so you'll probably like most of the characters.
Very enjoyable. Not really much more I could have asked for. You'll laugh a lot, and you'll ask yourself a few questions about what you'd do in certain situations.
Give it a read. If you like comedy, nudity (sex scenes), and a good plot, you won't be disappointed. read more
108 of 108 chapters read
With that being said, on to the details.
Brilliant. I can't think of anything else that has even come close to something like this. Entertaining, smart, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. You'll want to read the chapter after chapter to find out what happens next.
Looks good to me. Figures are drawn well and the females were good looking.
By far, the best part of this show. The characters were...alive. You felt like you really "knew" the people. Almost like reading a book there was so much detail. There aren't any that follow a typical "stupid" or "cliche" trademark either. Thank god.
Well, as I said, I didn't enjoy the second half of the story. After the first half, my enjoyment level plummeted. Read the second half, if only just to say you have.
Do yourself a favor and stop after chapter 57-59. You'll enjoy the manga a lot more and probably be happy with a well thought out ending (as opposed to the chapter 108 thrown together ending). read more
24 of 24 chapters read
Basically, we have a vampire-like girl that who has the power to suck the life-force out of people by kissing them. So, said girl meets a guy, guy is pretty awesome, commence ironic situations. :D
Very sexy women. No complaints
Somewhat cliche, but eh, nothing that gets you angry. None of the people do anything so stupid that you hate them either.
Quite funny at times, and also a little sad. Definitely more happy than sad though, so no worries about reading a downer.
Check it out if you're looking for a short ecchi, comedy, romance show. You won't be disappointed. read more
12 of 12 episodes seen
Meet Caroline, the girl who doesn't really know what she's doing with her life. She happens upon a group of college students that need her to be their fashion model. Interesting premise, and doesn't sound too farfetched from what might happen in real life. Good ending that actually makes some sense too.
A little funny looking at times, but the art is definitely nice. Sexy looking females. Thumbs up from me.
Awesome opening (freakin' awesome) and great ending theme (U.S. band). Can't see how you wouldn't like the music throughout the anime.
Caroline x George are definitely my favorite characters. Great personalities from each of them and the story really makes you understand why they are the way they are.
Enjoyable, quick, and happy. 12 episodes of some laughter and some teary scenes.
Basically, you can't go wrong with this anime. If you're into romance (not some angst crap though), and you like non-stupid anime, check this out. read more
25 of 25 episodes seen
The story started off great. Four guys need money to pay rent, so their landlord asks them to "turn this crazy girl into an actual lady". Eh, not an amazing story, but sounds funny. I'd probably have given it more than a 6 if it actually went anywhere. But, it didn't really progress, nor did we get to see much happen from the start until the end.
Prepare to be swamped by constant chibi characters. Odd models and bland scenes..the art is something to be desired.
Nothing special. The opening and ending didn't stand out to me, nor did any background music. Could have been a lot better.
The saving grace for this show. Without the male lead and the female lead, this anime would have sucked. I enjoyed learning a little bit about each character's past. I wouldn't say any character really evolves though, as they're pretty much static throughout. I guess the female lead changes a bit (doesn't she have to?).
Funny, happy, I had a good time watching this. There are tons of "worthless" episodes that don't progress the flow of the story at all, but whatever.
If you're looking for a brainless anime that will make you chuckle every so often, check this out. There's better out there though. read more
26 of 26 episodes seen
With that being said, on with the review.
Story: Planetes starts off rather slow. In fact, the "main" story doesn't even really pick up until about episode 10 or so. Before that, you're introduced to character personalities and dreams/motives. This is absolutely necessary though, because without this strong intro, the latter part of the show wouldn't have had nearly the same kind of effect.
Animation: The animiation is pretty well done. CGI is used in quite a few scenes and I didn't notice any problems. My only beef is that I didn't fall in love with the character designs too much. They're good, but I think a few characters got shafted.
Sound: Probably the most lacking area in the series in my opinion. The intro is decent, but hardly anything special. The background music throughout the show is bland and never really stands out. The only music that ever really caught my attention was the ending theme, and it's not wonderful either. I should mention that the Seiyuu's did an excellent job though.
Character: Characters are definitely the biggest plus to Planetes. Hachimaki and Ai are excellent leading characters. The other crew members are nearly equally as interesting as them too. Everyone, like most shows, has their own problems and own ambitions. Planetes does a great job at detailing each character.
Enjoyment: Took me 4 days to complete the show (could have done it sooner if school wasn't taking my time). 26 eps in 4 days usually constitutes hard core enjoyable watching. :) This is a feel good Anime (well, most of it is at least), so what's not to enjoy?
Overall: This needs to become more popular! It deserves better than only a couple hundreds watchers. Take the time and watch it. read more
26 of 26 episodes seen
First, Bokura ga Ita is drama. Drama, drama, drama. If you don't want to watch a couple go over countless drama scenarios over and over and over, then don't bother with this show.
Second, and this might be a slight spoiler, but if you like one of the male leads more than the other, this will make or break the series for you. The male lead that I liked a lot didn't win out in the end, so naturally, I'm a little bitter (okay, more than a little).
Third, don't expect real life situations or problems. I don't believe Nanami or Yano handled a lot of their situations like a normal couple would. I'm definitely no expert on relationships, but sometimes you know how things would have happen. It's TV folks, expect some "Ooooookay" scenes.
And as for my last point. The series was good enough to watch, but not good enough to warrant a "go see it now" from me. As I said, I was dissatisfied with the Anime ending, so I will most likely pick up the manga to see where it leads. Judging by my desire to read the manga after watching of the Anime, I should think that says it did well enough to see. á read more
24 of 24 episodes seen
The story is pretty well done. It basically traverses through Satou's rough life as a hikikomori and his various means to combat it. There are a few episodes that I had issues with, as they were quite "okay...this is really cheesy". But, overall, the episodes went well with the life of someone who is afraid to go outside or be in large crowds.
Animation is top notch. Absolutely no qualms with anything in this department.
The music was probably the best part about this show. Great opening and decent ending. The background music and "main theme" were awesome too. I'm pretty sure I'll end up grabbing the soundtrack for this series. Very catchy tunes.
The characters...were well explained I think. There were a lot of gaps in my opinion though as quite a few things are left out in the open throughout the show. We don't learn much of anything in detail about the cast either. We learn plenty about Satou and such, but I think they could have done better with "reasons" and stuff like that.
2nd thing I loved about this show was the comedy. Freakin' hilarious scenes everywhere. Satou and Yamakazi are great together and will have you rolling on the floor laughing countless times. The jokes are original and none of that lame crap that "younger audience" anime titles might throw at you.
Overall, very good series. The ending was well done too (though it left me wanting a bit). Pick this up, you'll have fun with it. read more
12 of 12 episodes seen
It's somewhat sad, but I have to begin with a dissatisfied distaste in my mouth after finishing this season. What's so sad about it? Well, for one thing, the story.
I wonder if they simply wrote down a whole bunch of plot ideas on paper, crumbled them up in a ball, put them in a hat and drew at random. Boom, just like that, they came up with two, ridiculously stupid story lines to encompass 12 episodes. Each is so far fetched that you can't help but feel like you're watching a terrible D rated movie. Nothing is realistic (not even close), and nothing is even attempted to be explained to you. Flat out horrible.
On the other hand, the animation for these terrible plots was well done. Revy looks great, Rock is his pansy self, and Dutch is still black. Fights are fluid, but who cares with what they gave you to watch.
The music, as far as I can tell, is the same thing from the first season. I can't recall if the opening is different, but it's well done. The ED is slow, tacky, and I skipped it every time. Background music throughout the show is alright, but nothing worth buying.
Let's move on to the characters and their interactions...oh wait, nothing happened. We find out next to nothing else about Rock and Revy. Well wait, we know Rock used to live in Japan now. WOW! 12 episodes and it feels like they've told us nothing more about the characters except one used to live in Japan! Yay?
I'll admit, I enjoyed the season, because who doesn't enjoy seeing Revy kick ass? But seriously, it was a huge let down and I probably won't watch it again. They could have done sooo much more with the characters, their background, and possibly maybe...just maybe throw in a relationship?
Try it out, watch it if you saw the fist season, but don't expect much other than an average anime.
Oh yeah, perhaps one highlight was the nudity they threw in. Yay for dirty animators? read more
24 of 24 episodes seen
The story lacks a little somewhat through the middle of the series, but picks up a lot towards the end. Animation isn't top notch but it's plenty good to enjoy. The music is fun and suits the action sequences well (though it isn't anything memorable).
The characters are by far the biggest attraction to Suna Bouzu. Kanta is the most perverted guy on the planet and it's rolling on the floor funny. Kosuna (his apprentice girl) has quite a few great moments too.
For the most part, this is a happy "feel good" series. You'll enjoy the time you spend with it, and you'll enjoy the laughter it brings you. Giving this series a 9 is without a doubt warranted on my part.
So, in conclusion, if you're not put off by insanely crude humor and ecchi jokes/scenes (the scenes aren't too terrible, nothing more than underwear at times), definitely give Desert Punk a try. The Japanese voice cast is amazing, so don't settle for English dubbed. read more