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Sep 29, 2013
Shingeki no Kyojin (Anime) add
31 of 119 people found this review helpful
 
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tl;dr:
The good: equally detailed characters, stunning aerial animation sequences, great production value
The bad: imbalanced pacing leads to brain-dead story; lack of content given its 25-episode run

It seems Japanese animation has its first new foreign ambassador since Naruto: Shingeki no Kyojin. Browsing through my Facebook I see friends who have never watched anime before asking others, "Have you seen Shingeki no Kyojin?" Or better yet they would follow up with, "What other anime should I watch?" Yes, Shingeki no Kyojin has done it. It has expanded beyond the niche anime community in the western world and captured the attention of young adults. Different from the read more
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Jul 5, 2010
Arakawa Under the Bridge (Anime) add
25 of 48 people found this review helpful
 
Produced by SHAFT under director Akiyuki Shinbou (Bakemonogatari, Zetsubou Sensei, Maria+Holic), Arakawa Under the Bridge expresses more of the director's enticement to mix a dark comedy with a colorful cast of characters. This combination has proven successful with previous hits Zetsubou Sensei and Bakemonogatari. Does the same hold for Arakawa, or has the director gotten too comfortable with the genre that he overlooked the basics?

Kou Ichinomiya was raised by his stern father to be the perfect businessman. At the young age of 22, he already leads his own company and has mass amounts of wealth. He obsessively follows his family's motto, which is written read more
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Jan 23, 2010
Princess Lover! (Anime) add
7 of 17 people found this review helpful
 
Well before I begin, I find it necessary to say that I'm not a big harem fan. I've never watched a harem all the way through, because they just get so repetitive and the number of awkward situations that couldn't possibly happen just keeps on adding up. But! With Princess Lover I was able to watch it all the way through - so good news and bad news with that depending on your tastes for the genre. Prominent fans of harems may not enjoy Princess Lover because it tones down the key features that other harems over the past few years have: a lot of read more
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Jan 23, 2010
Sky Girls (Anime) add
27 of 39 people found this review helpful
 
Sky Girls is a prime example of why you shouldn't judge an anime by its cover. If you find lolis disturbing and against your morals, so be it - but just to let you know, Sky Girls has less fan service than most shows you're likely watching. The only real case of fan service would be their uniforms. Outside of that, nothing really. So don't be afraid to look into this show; rest assured, its nothing like Strike Witches.

I finished this 26 episode series in three days, something I hardly ever do. It was addicting and unexpectedly solid across all categories. The story kicks off read more
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Jan 23, 2010
Koi Kaze (Anime) add
14 of 23 people found this review helpful
 
Koi Kaze is clearly a controversial series centered around themes of incest. For some, this could be a subject they do not want to discuss or involve themselves with to any extent due to strong religious or ethical followings. If that is not the case, I would recommend possibly viewing Koi Kaze (at least an episode or so) to see how you react. The premise of this series is definitely the carrying force that held me interested. Not that the execution or presentation was mediocre, it just was not as gripping as other dramas. The incest though, was something new for me. That is not read more
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