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Dec 6, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (31/102 eps)
Gather around ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to tell you a story.

Back when the first Fairy Tail series was still airing, I watched it every week. It was one of the shows I looked forward to most. It was my favorite shounen, it had good action, great arcs, fun characters, everything that I wanted in an ongoing anime. It had its flaws, yes, but it was still enjoyable to watch none the less. When I found out that the first series would be ending, I was upset. I'd have to wait a long time to watch another episode of what I thought was an awesome ...
Oct 19, 2014
Shiki (Anime) add
Preliminary (20/22 eps)
"Everything eventually faces destruction. Everything eventually disappears."

The vampire genre has been a fairly difficult genre to perfect, and having an entire franchise of movies depicting vampires as sparkly, sexy creatures that stare at each other for the good part of half the series did not help anyone get closer to creating a good show. Now, in terms of anime, there have been a few good vampire genre series, such as the Monogatari series, Blood+, and my personal favorite, Hellsing. And now, after finally ordering the complete set on BluRay, it's time to add Shiki to the list, one of the better, and surprisingly more believable ...
Jul 22, 2014
Pupa (Anime) add
It's been a long time since I've watched something like this... the last time I watched something this strange and, frankly, terrible was when I watched Mars of Destruction. To be honest, when I first read the plot for the series, I was intrigued... but I didn't start watching right away. But after a while, I came back to the page and was about to add it to my list, when suddenly, an army of wild 1/10 scores appears! I read them and thought... "Is this really that terrible?" Upon reading them, I decided not to get my hopes up on this anime, knowing about ...
Jul 10, 2014
Gankutsuou (Anime) add
I feel obligated to write a review about this anime immediately after finishing it just moments ago so I can keep it fresh in my mind...

Le Comte de Monte-Cristo, or, as they know him in the anime, Gankutsuou. Even with it fresh in my mind, it'll be difficult to write a review about this series, for it's hard to find the right words to describe something that should belong in an art museum. Yes, this anime is truly a work of art. The Count of Monte Cristo, roughly based on the original novel written by Alexandre Dumas, which had been turned into a movie back ...
Jul 7, 2014
"There's no way to know the rules or the goal, yet there are 7 Billion players making whatever moves they want. If you loose too much or win too much, there are penalties. You can't pass your turn, and if you talk to much, you'll be ostracized. There are no parameters and no way to even know the genre. This world... is just a crappy game."

Once again, anime has made me question my existence on this earth... The more anime I've watched and loved, I have found myself asking the same question over and over again, "Why was I born into the wrong world?". I'm ...
Jul 1, 2014
Mixed Feelings
This will be a review for both seasons 1 and 2 of Vampire Knight.

Still a better love story than Twilight... but let's face it, Vampire Knight is similar in a lot of ways, only the vampires don't sparkle, and there are no shirtless werewolves.

Vampire Knight was clichéd in a lot of ways. One girl, a bunch of sexy guys fighting to be her lover, plot twists, and corny lines... so many corny lines... what we have here is the perfect example of what love stories should not be like if you're trying to make something original and enjoyable. But don't get me wrong, I ...
Jun 27, 2014
Death Note (Anime) add
"No matter how gifted you are, you alone cannot change the world..."

What if you could? What if you were given the opportunity to change the world? How would you go about doing this? It could go either way, you could change it for the better, or for the worse. However, at first this question seems unrealistic, very few people have been able to do it. Just like the quote says, a single person cannot change the world. In most cases, this is true. You'd need the help from thousands of people in order to make something that has a lasting effect on the entire world. ...
Jun 18, 2014
Mixed Feelings
"He's been closing and opening his left hand for a while. When that habit shows up, he usually makes simple mistakes."

And that mistake my friends, was the second season if IS: Infinite Stratos.

To start off, let me just say I was a fan of the first season. I understood where everyone was coming from when they were talking about the cliche harem aspects of the anime, as well as the completely dense protagonist, but I enjoyed it anyways! Why? It had good visuals, some of the characters were awesome (IE Charlotte and Laura), and the action scenes? Beautiful. I was looking forward to a season ...
Jun 8, 2014
Kill la Kill (Anime) add
[REVIEWER'S NOTE] This is based on my opinion. While most of you probably wont give it as high of a score as I've given it, I urge you to read the entire thing before clicking the "Not Helpful" button. Who knows, I might make some good points.

Over the years, I've noticed that there have been multiple anime that get hyped over in extreme amounts, where I'll constantly be hearing stuff like "Holy crap dude, you gotta watch this" or "I started watching [insert anime here] and it's so good". Some perfect examples of this would be Sword Art Online or Attack on Titan. Granted, in ...
May 31, 2014
I'd be lying if I said that I've seen anime far more gruesome and disturbing then this. I remember playing the game on my PSP when it was released in America not too long ago. By far one of the most entertaining survival horror games I've played in some time. Then, upon browsing through anime to watch, I noticed that there had been a 4 episode adaptation called "Corpse Party: Tortured Souls". Looking back, I really wish I could tell myself what I was about to get myself into, and maybe I could have saved my eyes from bleeding, but let's face it, I probably ...