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Sep 3, 2013
I've decided to review this hidden gem of a series as it needs more recognition. With less than 1500 users who have rated this series, there are many who are missing out.

As a fan of the mystery genre, I have seen a considerable number of anime which have attempted and failed in delivering genuinely interesting stories and those with surprising plot twists are rarer still. Himitsu - The Revelation excels in this.

The overall concept of the show is the development and existence of a 'Memory Reproduction Imaging system (MRI)' which is able to replay the images of memories. Suffice to say, this read more
May 1, 2013
I wanted to hate this. I wanted to give this a '3'. I wanted to shake my head at the smutty and toilet humour involving pre-teens. I wanted to be self-righteous ...

But I can't do it. I can't because ... this is one of the funniest animes I have seen in a long, long while!

You'll feel guilty laughing and you'll constantly look over your shoulder to make sure no one sees you but you wont be able to help it!

This is a series that is probably best described as the messy end result after a car crash involving Minami-ke, Nichijou and read more
Sep 9, 2012
This is, quite simply, a masterpiece of an anime.

Showcasing the dark and deep depths of depression, agoraphobia, social isolation and suicide ideation experienced by the main characters – it is impossible not to get drawn into the story and, perhaps even, empathise a little with their emotions.

Nestled in neatly with the dark foci is a very light romance, a little mystery and even some humour and parody – making for a rather intoxicating concoction and one that had me thirsting for more.

It is clear that the show targets a more mature audience with many of the themes portrayed but that’s perhaps one of the reasons read more
Aug 19, 2012
Unique. Original. Surreal. Fetishistic. Fantastic love story.

Don't be put off - this is not an ecchi anime. The synopsis and premise of the story is enough to raise your eyebrow (and possibly retch) before moving on. This would be a mistake. Like B Gata H Kei, the precis fails to do justice to the wonderful romantic story that lies within.

The combination of retro late-80's art and beautifully melodic musical themes with the surreal nature of Tsubaki's dreams are near on a masterpiece.

Granted, the saliva swapping scenes may make some viewers nauseated but if you can deal with that, you will fall into read more
Jun 27, 2012
I don't normally write reviews but when you've just watched an anime where every episode has you laughing out loud on several occasions and you continually press the rewind button to watch the same scene - you know you just have to tell someone else about it!

Superb premise of a story, colourful art, catchy opening theme and a mixture of romance, intense comedy and very mild ecchi makes for a very addictive series.

Highly recommended if you just want to let your mind wander free for a few hours and soak in the cathartic humour. It has a similar feel as School Rumble and if read more
May 7, 2012
Put simply - short and fun. I would have preferred Usui and Misaki going on a date but, alas, this is not the case. The whole episode takes place at Misaki's home and there's a little bit of fan service with both her mum and sister taking turns wearing her Maid costume. There's no real story and it's like a slice of life type episode, with Misaki getting more and more embarrassed with the unexpected visitors throughout the episode.

Enjoyable but doesn't add anything to the series but worth watching.
Mar 4, 2012
This is NOT your typical fan service perverted ecchi. Indeed, I have never watched an ecchi anime before this one and was drawn to this series because Brittney Karbowski had provided the dubbing.

The trailer and advertising does not do the show any favours and any anime fan may roll their eyes at such a ridiculous premise of a story. This would be a mistake. In reality, this excellent series is a very humourous light-hearted comedy and the true story is that of Yamada's misconception of sex and the 'first-time'. Her relentless pursuit of the harmless Kosuda as her first partner 'to read more