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Jul 4, 2014
Stylistically sound and surprisingly fresh, "Space Dandy" is by no means a masterpiece, but then again I don't think it tried to be. Watanabe, Shinichiro is a man with a solid vision for his works, and you can tell. From "Cowboy Bebop" to "Samurai Champloo" Watanabe has forged a very recognizable rhythm that each of his tales match too. Whether it be jazz or Hip Hop, Watanabe has an unmatched "swagger" no matter what direction he takes. So if I were to try to describe what path "Space Dandy" took, well, lets just say it was groovy. Oh baby was it groovy.

Story: 7/10

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Apr 30, 2014
Elfen Lied is a textbook example of "shock and awe". It electrifies its viewers with its grizzly mutilations and almost preposterous levels of nudity, but forgets that what is impactful the first time loses its sting the twentieth.

Story: 4/10

Conceptually Elfen Lied is endowed with potential, but loses much of this in its execution. The narrative at best could be considered stilted, or contrived. In attempts to be tragic, and griping it falls into almost comical. The writer relies too heavily on default human responses towards text book examples of "their life was hard" to make us care for the characters. Tragedy shouldn't seem forced, but read more
Jan 23, 2014
Btooom! (Anime) add (All reviews)
Videogames, and Anime seem to go hand in hand. A combination of the two should be a perfect union with the similar niche audience they target. There have been several attempts at such a union, and why not? Should be easy enough. For me, though, these shows never quite hit their mark. However I think I've come across one particular show that did - well, mostly.

Story: 7

"Btooom!" as I stated blends the two concepts of Anime and videogames together to form its narrative. Unlike other attempts at this such as "Sword Art Online"/".Hack Sign" "Btooom!" does something different. Instead of bringing the players into read more
Jan 16, 2014
Have you ever read Bram Stokers Dracula? Have you ever wondered what happened afterwards? If the answer to both of these questions are yes then do I have a show for you, but first I recommend taking an assortment of drugs (much like the creators of this show) to receive the full effect. Do you have your cocaine lines ready? Alright before you make sweet love to that let me tell you my thoughts.

Story: 7

This might sound crazy, but this show can actually be tied directly to Stokers original work. In fact on the wiki page it's deemed a sequel, and boy what a read more
Jan 8, 2014
"Mahou shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 2nd A's" surpasses it's predecessor in literally ever aspect. For the longest time I've always figured sequels were inferior products just by definition alone, but Nanoha 2 proved just how wrong I was.

Story: 8

This adaption of the second season's events was handled far better than its prequel's attempt at the first season. Gone is the jagged pacing of the previous film, which I'm thankful for. Along with that the tale is just far more interesting this time around. Our heroes were up against a foe that actually felt more like a threat. This is largely because of the read more
Jan 7, 2014
"Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha" is one of the more true to form Magical Girl works that I've personally seen (the only other one being Madoka Magica), and personally I wasn't all that impressed. That being said Nanoha still manages to deliver on some level despite its quirks.

Story: 6

Execution wise the story could of panned out slightly better. Bogged down with pacing issues, and a few mechanical problems with the plot. These mechanical issues pertain to mainly: Nanoha herself (more on that later), some lack luster dialogue, and the powers of the girls. The overall tale lost impact due to some less than stellar writing, read more
Jan 1, 2014
Akira (Anime) add (All reviews)
Breathtaking, imaginative, and ground breaking. Even these few words don't really justify the late 1980s film "Akira".

Story: 7

Film is a lot different than serialized works because execution is key. This is not to state that execution isn't important in a serial, but just lesser in comparison. A movie doesn't have a elongated run time too double back, and fix issues. Execution is something that "Akira" suffers from. This is a large tale with many different layers, with an expansive lore base, and a fleshed out world. Sadly 2 hours isn't quite enough, and quite a few things are left vague compared to the Manga. read more
Dec 10, 2013
I'm bitter, I'm sad, and I'm filled with despair. To some this might sound bad, but for those who have experienced this film then you know it is the biggest complement I can give.

Story: 9

The final chapter in the highly acclaimed Madoka trilogy/show has come to a close, and studio Shaft has closed this book right (if not heart wrenching). The story is all tied to Homura after the events of the first two films. We follow her as the story travels down a road most fans never saw coming, but since this is the final chapter there is an end to this road. read more
Dec 9, 2013
Blood Lad was a sad case adaption wise. Allotted only 10 episodes for a Manga with over 30 chapters is a crime. Sadly as a result the Anime was pushed for time, and rushed through the Manga. After hearing this I gave the Manga a shot, and enjoyed it greatly. Bundled with the new Manga chapter arrived this new OVA which is a continuation of the show. From a fan I was glad to get more of a show that didn't really have a fair shot. Here is my review.

Story: 6

With this OVA we now have new outing with Staz and Fuyumi. Nothing really special read more
Dec 6, 2013
"Kotonoha no Niwa" is like a short story. I can recall back to some brisk tales only lasting a couple of pages, but within those pages these tales leave a bigger impression then some full length books.

Story: 7

Story telling is an art, and some are more successful at it then others. I've seen many stories like "Kotonoha no Niwa". This being the case I must ask myself two questions: 1. Was it told well? 2. Was it worth watching? I am happy to say that the answer is yes on both accounts. With the short 45 minutes Kotonoha handles time management better then most read more