15 of 15 episodes seen
Bakemonogatari is about a high school boy who having recently had an encounter with a vampire, finds himself helping others who have come into contact with these "oddities". As the story progresses the main character deals with these peoples problems and learns a bit about himself along the way. New characters are introduced through these unusual experiences.
The characters are just quirky and down right interesting. From the too good to be true bookworm to the perverted tomboy. Each of them is memorable and well developed. I liked them and found each to be believable. My favorite thing is the dialogue between them. They trade some wonderful and scathing remarks back and forth. I could watch this just to see the character interact with one another.
Normally I don't worry too much about the artwork as long as it isn't horrible. But this anime has beautifully done art. It was actually a bit mesmerizing with the cut scenes, flashbacks and just plain unusual drawing style. I don't often find myself being drawn to the artwork but this one was special.
Overall this is an excellent show. Beautifully drawn, interesting story and some of the most intriguing characters I've seen in quite some time.
Watch this anime. You won't be disappointed. read more
8 of 4 episodes seen
The angel is cute and cuddly and has one bad temper. He is killed in just about every way you can imagine. Let's just say the blood flies in this anime. But relax she resurrects him and they continue on after he lectures her about her violent ways. I found it funny each time.
All of the characters are funny and likeable. Even with all the bloodshed and carnage the characters aren't malicious or mean spirited. It's just slapstick humor with a bit of violence.
I found it fun to watch and very entertaining. If you don't mind some senseless violence and can laugh at stupid humor then you will enjoy this anime.
12 of 12 episodes seen
I found each of the characters to be unique and very watchable. While they didn't delve deep into their backgrounds or family situations, I really didn't expect that from an anime like this one which is more of a comedy than drama. Basically they made me laugh and I liked them.
The art was very well done and the music though a bit strange seemed to fit with the theme of the show.
I'm glad I watched this series. It was entertaining and just plain sweet. I look forward to another season if they produce one. So if you want to see a nice funny anime with good characters and a good story give this one a try. I think you'll enjoy as I did. read more
13 of 13 episodes seen
This is not a complex story. Kids and teachers running amok in school. Yes there is a pseudo video game portion with classes battling classes, but that's just a backdrop to the real story of kids having fun. Thought provoking dialogue is not part of this anime, but that's not bad. It's a fun quick moving story with lots of jokes and violent behavior. Heck that's what my high school was like.
The characters are likable and funny. I really enjoy the main character. He is just idiotic enough to make him funny but not annoying. For a comedy such as it is the characters are interesting and watchable. You can see real personalities inside them. Not just your typical aloof, self absorbed, unemotional characters.
Overall "Baka" is a funny show that you will probably have a great time watching. So if you are looking for a fast paced comedy with lots of jokes and some great characters, you should give this anime a chance. read more
12 of 12 episodes seen
I found the characters refreshing and liked how they seemed to change as the story advanced. Most of them seemed to be more well thought out than your usual 2d run of the mill stooges. Having been limited to 15 episodes I thought they did well fleshing them out. Though a couple could use more depth and emotion.
The art work was pretty good and was what I kind of of expected in a anime of this type. The girls looked like girls and not some barbie dolls. I also like that they didn't revert to using childish miniatures. The people pretty much seemed like the age they were portraying.
Overall this is a funny, heartwarming, fun look at a brother and sister who are trying to figure out if they love or hate one another. Do yourself a favor and give it a watch. read more