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May 26, 2012
Have you ever wondered what would happen to a banana if it were placed in a time travelling microwave? Neither have I, but Steins;Gate plays with this arbitrary idea along with a few other alluring what-ifs on the subject of time travel. Based on the visual novel of the same name, this 24-episode television adaptation is something of a science-fiction thriller topped with a welcome quantity of humour – as it’s come to be expected in most anime series nowadays. It comes as an odd realisation that an industry as creative and inventive as the one of Japanese animation would have such few attempts at read more
Sep 23, 2011
Fact is wherever there’s anime, there’s almost always some sort of fan service to be had as well. Ecchi series have been around for quite some time now and with every new show there also seems to be a continuous rise in the explicit material that is allowed to be shown on television, much to the delight of many otakus out there. One such show that pushes the boundaries is Kiss x Sis, an ecchi anime that attempts to blend perversion and comedy while also throwing some incest in the mix. Oh joy.

Kiss x Sis focuses on male protagonist Suminoe Keita and the shenanigans pulled read more
Aug 15, 2011
Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls is the kind of anime show that seems to have everything going the right way before it even starts airing. A storyline revolving around samurais? Check. Edgy visuals that make the anime stand out from the rest? Check. Fan service? Double check. All the ingredients to make a great anime series are present, which makes it all the more perplexing that Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls turned out to be a complete failure of a show.

Let’s start at the beginning. Taking place in Great Japan in an alternate timeline where the samurai tradition has been kept alive through modern age, the show read more
May 3, 2011
The world of anime never ceases to come up with new and fascinating series, original and interesting storylines, or iconic and highly memorable characters. There’s a reason why this form of entertainment (and art) has attained such widespread reach over the years, and I truly believe that its decisive power lies in the near unrestrained creativity present in each and every anime series, original video animation, and whatnot. This freedom of expression and imagination has become somewhat of a signature for the Japanese animation industry, acting as sort of an assurance that anime features plenty of exclusive elements and things you won’t get to see read more
Feb 27, 2011
When I was younger, I used to watch an anime series called Kickers which revolved around football (or soccer for some). It was one of my very first encounters with anime and it definitely left an impression on me as a child, especially with its inspiring message and characters. Of course, as I grew up I started realizing that the world isn’t as perfect as Kickers depicted it—you wouldn’t always end up coming out on the winning side from conflicts and battles. I also learned that there’s no “I” in team and that a single person can’t stand victorious without some kind of help. Kickers read more
Feb 8, 2011
Titles are essential in most forms of entertainment in order to draw attention. Titles, however, can also be misleading. Such was the case for me and the anime series entitled The Legend of the Legendary Heroes. It may be have been just me, but for some reason I did not find the title to be particularly appealing and it certainly did not paint an image that seemed interesting to me—it felt too simple, too exaggerated. Then again, titles can be misleading.

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes is a fantasy piece—a tale of magic and war in land inspired by Europe during the Middle Ages. It read more
Jan 20, 2011
Shiki (Anime) add (All reviews)
Few anime are as unique and interesting as Shiki, a series which has taken the vampire genre and turned it into something very special. Right from the start, Shiki feels very different from the usual anime fare, especially when it comes to its look. The art is great, but what’s striking about the anime is the character’s appearance. There are a lot of characters in this one, but what’s so impressive is that they all have their own unique look—the odd hairstyles will definitely turn some off, but I always found it to be one of the things that make the series so beautiful and read more
Jan 8, 2011
Yosuga no Sora is an anime adaptation of the adult visual novel of the same name and it tells the story of the Kasugano twins, namely Haruka Kasugano and his sister Sora, who move to the countryside after losing their parents in a tragic accident. After making new friends, Haruka turns out to be highly appealing to the girls around his newfound home and must make several decisions between pursuing love and protecting his younger sister.

Not much stands out between Yosuga no Sora and every other romance anime, except for the fact that this one boasts a surprisingly potent amount (see what I did there?) read more
Dec 28, 2010
Amagami SS is a lighthearted romantic high-school anime with a little bit of humour here and there, telling the story of Junichi Tachibana, who had his heart broken two years ago on Christmas when he got stood up by his date. Therefore, he has a hard time opening up to his feelings and fears that he will have to spend another Christmas alone. Luckily for him, there are plenty of girls in his high school that he will soon get close to.

This anime consisting of twenty-five episodes is divided into story arcs, each leading to a different path for Junichi as he gets involved with read more
Dec 7, 2010
One of the best things about watching an anime series are the first few episodes, a time during which you form a general opinion about it and get to know the characters. Nothing beats a great start, that’s for sure, and it is then that we decide whether the series is worth following all the way through. Most recently I have been watching an anime series called Angel Beats!, which managed to grab my attention due to its unconventional plot and the impressive animation (or so I heard). While it was slightly difficult to fully comprehend its intentions at first, there’s no doubt that Angel read more