13 of 13 episodes seen
Story 6/10: The show is kind of cliché, a bunch of people try to get into the music school so they can become superstars or something along those lines. But it is different because they managed to toss in some kind of magical element. I won't really get into the magic thing, you will just have to see for yourself.
Art 4/10: Oh my gosh, everybody has said it already but I'm going to say it again: the main girl has some seriously freaky eyes. Her eyes look like they belong in some horror anime rather than in a romance anime! They have like some, weird film over them or something. Also, maybe I am not a fashionable person but I think the school uniforms are pretty ugly. I mean you got stripes and plaid and nothing really matches. It is just a lot to look at.
Sound 8/10: Now since this show is all about music, how does it stack up? I think the show was pretty good in this department. Most of the songs are pretty enjoyable. I really love the opening Orpheus Heart but the ending song is really annoying. But even if you hate the ending song it is still kind of catchy. They have a lot of other songs too that the characters sing in the show. So at least you won't be bored.
Character 7/10: To sum up, Haruka is a stalker. She came to the school because of....wait for it....yup, some guy. You have some really happy characters and some dark/antisocial/brooding characters, that creep with the saxophone, and that crazy guy with the glasses. Oh yeah, and the headmaster is kind of a stalker too. The show tries to give the characters some depth by providing some backstory and struggles, but all of that kind of goes out the window when all of them start freaking out on the dance floor. I mean, the dance scenes are pretty hilarious.
Enjoyment 10/10: Despite it's many flaws, I really enjoyed this show. It was funny, probably not in the way it was supposed to be, but that doesn't really matter, if it manages to make you smile. Like this :D!
Overall 7/10: Do NOT take this show seriously, it's supposed to be fun and ridiculous. In fact have fun with it while your watching, try and see if you could do the dances or sing along with the songs! Oh and if you hate it; make fun of it! Either way it's a win win situation! read more
12 of 12 episodes seen
Story 6/10: This series is a drama, I do like dramas but the drama presented in this show is almost laughable, like a really bad soap opera. At the beginning of the show they show you some kind of car accident, which is interesting, but that is actually not what the show is about. Instead, you are presented with the story of a boy who runs for student body president to save his club from being cut. Ok, I'll go with that. But as the show goes on, the plot gets way over-complicated. There is some random bullying, super-secret stuff, suspicious alliances, secret hospital visits, traumatic experiences, weird backstories, a strange aversion to chocolate, and a season finale that is so ridiculous you would never guess it. It will leave you asking yourself, what happened to the simple story of a kid running for president to save his club?
Art 7/10: Not too shabby if you ask me.
Sound 8/10: Can't complain about the music either, opening song is pretty catchy the ending song is pretty.
Character 6/10: I don't think the characters were all that well-done. Most of the characters didn't really have any depth to them. Some did have potential but they didn't quite cut it, at least not for me anyway. The main girl, Chisato, I just kind of thought she was crazy, and she was supposed to be the character with depth. Also her relationship between her and Oojima seems pretty forced, I actually was more interested in the relationship between Mouri and Kana, for some reason, even though they were supporting characters. The other characters, particularly the girls, bothered me. The page for the show doesn't say that it's harem, but that is the vibe I got from this show. Oojima is basically surrounded by a bunch of girls, most of which fight over him! Even a guy character (Yume) has a thing for him! By the way that Yume guy constantly flirts with Oojima, at first I thought he was just trying to be funny but then I realized he was serious. I was mad, the characters could have been so much better.
Enjoyment 6/10: I mean the show is ok, and will entertain you for a while with it's ridiculousness, but I just felt that it fell a little short of what it could have been. Also, the page doesn't really say it is ecchi either, which I guess technically it isn't, but I kind of got a weird ecchi vibe off of this show.
Overall 6/10: This show kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. Haha, sorry I couldn't resist, food was an important part of the show after all! read more
37 of 37 episodes seen
Story 10/10: The story of this anime is amazing and truly is well-crafted. Everything is well-thought-out and planned, just as if a master criminal him/herself were writing it! Even some of the slightest details have some sort of significance or role in the plot. The story is suspenseful and draws you in from beginning to end. Be prepared for cliffhangers at the end of each episode! If you do like complex and suspenseful plots this is definitely the show for you. Not only that, but the entire concept of the story is rather unique. I mean it really backs up the phrase: "the pen is mightier than the sword."
Art 9/10: The art is awesome, it definitely gives the anime a gothic feel. And again, it has details! From the character's faces to the clothes to the settings to the food that L eats and to the objects the characters are holding. It definitely does a good job with conveying the expressions, like thinking and crazy serial killer faces. Also another thing about the art that I just want to mention, as you watch the show, the art for at least some of the characters changes over time; Chief Yagami starts the show with no grey in his hair, but as time goes on, his hair has more and more grey.
Sound 8/10: Sound is pretty good, the music definitely fits with the show's mood. Only one thing I have to warn you about; the second opening song for Death Note is a heavy metal song, so do not watch the show with earphones in for the second half, I don't want people to fall out of their chairs in shock! I'm not a fan of heavy metal but I got used to the song and it kind of grew on me, I even kind of sing it sometimes.
Character 10/10: The characters are also well-done, there is some backstory, motives, relationships, and personality that comes with the characters. Even some of the minor characters have an incredible impact on the show. But the two characters that are the most well-done are L and Light. These are both intelligent characters that have an intellectual battle with each other. This battle does remind me of a similar battle between Sherlock Holmes and Jim Moriarty, with L being Sherlock and Light being Moriarty. The two are equal opponents, which will leave you guessing till the end on who will win.
Enjoyment 10/10: I loved this show! Even though it was 37 episodes, I managed to finish it in only four days. That is about 9 episodes per day, wow I watched that show way too much. The only thing I would complain about is the tension, this show is very serious, it would have been nice to have a break in-between all the suspense and complex planning. But it definitely doesn't need to be that way for you to enjoy it!
Overall 10/10: Very well-thought-out and satisfying. I know you might be sick of people saying "Death Note is so awesome" but give it a chance anyway. read more
12 of 12 episodes seen
Story 3/10: I confess that I did find the premise of this anime quite interesting, soda cans that can turn into people is a rather unique and unusual idea. So I decided to watch it. I realized immediately that I would not like the show but why did I watch it? The reason is actually kind of stupid. I convinced myself to watch it through to the end because I really wanted to know which can was better, aluminum or titanium because that was the whole point of creating these can-people in the first place. But you know, it seemed like the creators forgot their own storyline, this show doesn't even go into that. By the end of the show you still don't know and it made me want to flip a table. Instead it replaces story with ecchi.
Art 5/10: The art also bothered me, especially the character's hair. I don't know why, it just looks odd.
Sound 4/10: The songs for the opening and ending are kind of annoying, so I just kind of skipped those after a while.
Character 1/10: Eww, just eww. Kakeru, the main protagonist, creeps me out and I was shocked by his behavior in the first episode towards Melon. I always cheered when he got punched in the face. Kakeru did creep me out, but not as much as Hidehiko did. Hidehiko Otoya is the creepiest character I have ever seen in my life so far. He is a homosexual which is fine, that is not what bothers me, what bothers me is that anytime he sees a guy he tries to sexually harass him. He also does not have the ability to keep his incredibly creepy tongue in his mouth. Everytime he showed up I just shuddered and even though I hated Kakeru I felt extremely sorry for him when he was creeped on by this perv. All the other characters are just weird.
Enjoyment 1/10: I did not enjoy this, it was NOT FUNNY and it definitely was NOT A ROMANCE anime. Calling this a romance is just offensive to women everywhere.
Overall 2/10: As a woman I find this incredibly offensive.
25 of 25 episodes seen
Story 8/10: I will admit, the story is a little slow in the beginning but it definitely gets better as you go along. It is a really intriguing and different show, kind of like a better version of those ghost hunting shows on TV, hence the name Ghost Hunt. The story is divided into case files with each case file having a total of two to three episodes. So, there isn't really a continuous story-line but as you progress through the series the case files get more intense/suspenseful (***Bloodstained-Labyrinth***).
Art 7/10: I can't really complain about the art, nothing all that odd or bothersome comes to mind right now.
Sound 9/10: The sound for this series is really amazing. The opening and ending song are not what you would expect of an anime; there are no lyrics in either one but the ending song is so beautiful that it really doesn't need any. However, the background music is what really makes this anime great; it provides the perfect atmosphere for a suspenseful/creepy moment and yet is also able to transition into a more peaceful moment.
Character 7/10: I was pleasantly surprised to figure out at the end of the series that I actually never hated a single one of the characters. Liking the characters in a show is pretty important, because even one annoying character could ruin a show for someone. I personally liked everyone in the show, but then again, not a whole lot of time was devoted to getting to know each of the characters. The show mainly focuses on Mai and Kazuya. Oh but the characters do add to the mysteriousness of the show, they each have some special abilities that you get to learn more about as the show goes on which is interesting.
Enjoyment 10/10 : I definitely enjoyed this show, so much so that I was sad to see it end. One night I even watched seven episodes in a row! I really wish there was a second season.
Overall 8/10: I love this show and hope this review encourages more people to watch this. Overall this puts a :) on my face and I hope it does the same for you!
**My personal overall score is a 10 but I just took the average of the other scores*** read more
26 of 26 episodes seen
Story 1/10: The story in this anime, is pretty much nonexistent. There is no middle, no climax, I'm not even sure if you would call the ending an ending. The story was basically all introduction, each character has 2 episodes where it talks about their backstory and what not. It disappointed me that the main heroine of the story: Yahisa Tsukiko, was barely even talked about. She is supposed to be the main character! And they don't talk about her at all?! You literally know nothing about her so I don't know how this is supposed to be a romance anime, because if you don't know anything about her why do all of the guys like her? Also, there are times when some points are just not explained, it leaves you wondering why something happened but they never address it again or explain it.
Art 10/10: The art is the upside to this anime. I can't say that the characters look bad because they don't, the anime did a good job of making every character look different, which is a challenge because there are 13 guys.
Sound 6/10: There isn't really an opening song but there is an ending song, and I guess I liked that one ok. Background music is fine.
Character 7/10: I thought that the characters were pretty well done excluding the main heroine. They each, like I said, had their own story and 2 episodes to explain that story. Even though it has some nice characters you tend to forget about them later on, because after their episodes they are not really important anymore. One character that was interesting was the student-body President, he is pretty much the only character who shows up continuously throughout the anime. He has a very interesting back story.
Enjoyment 4/10: I did really like this when I first started watching it, but after a while it started to bore me. I would have dropped this but I felt I should just finish it because I was already 12 episodes in, or more, I can't remember. To me, this was extremely boring and painful to watch.
Overall 5/10: I did not like this. It had no plot, not even a hint of intrigue. I would not recommend this to anyone unless you've played the game and really, REALLY, want to watch it. But you're better off not wasting your time with this.
Starry Sky is only 10 min per episode; that is why I originally watched this. Although its only 10 min, it feels like the longest 10 min of your life. read more
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