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Apr 17, 2014
Directed By: Toshiya Shinohara
Produced By: P.A. Works
Script from: Mari Okada
AN EXTREMELY COMPACT REVIEW

Story: essentially a coming of age Soap Opera with a Demigod and Conflict between surface and sea people thrown in the mix

Art: P.A. Works are always on their A-Game (HOLY ish Shioshishio is gorgeous!!)

Sound: I know what water sounds like now

Character: For a large cast, ALMOST every character is developed well (Japanese people and their feelings man.)

Enjoyment: I would've had a better time if someone didn't cry every 3 minutes.
Viewing Recommended: YES

Final Statement:
"Go home Sayu, no one gives a s**t about your feelings."
Jun 28, 2013
Another (Anime) add (All reviews)
2012 Series directed by Tsutomu Mizushima
Produced by P.A. Works
Review from my POV (w/personal biases)
Mild (Sp)oilers

PRO/What I Liked:
+ The overall atmosphere of this show is setup right from the get go. From the eerie speech in the beginning of the first episode (and every other episode for that matter) to the built tension leading to a climactic-heavy ending for almost every episode, it does a good job of being legitimately "horrifying"
+ In typical P.A. Works fashion, they know how to make a show look pretty.
+ (personal) The pacing of the plot might seem a bit sluggish at first I'll admit. For me though, I thought it read more
Jun 24, 2013
2011 Series directed by Atushi Nishigori
Produced by A-1 Pictures
Based on the Namco Bandai video game iDOLM@STER 2
Review from my POV (w/personal biases)
(Sp)oiler-Lite

PROS/What I liked....ALOT!!
+ As always with A-1 Pictures, the animation and overall design of the show is great and really appealing to look at. From the backgrounds to the fluidity of the idols' movements on stage, this series is shown with alot of love.
+ Both Openings are very addicting. AAaaand they have a different ending theme for every episode? Whaaaaat?! Sweeeet :P
+ Each idol character is likeable, diverse and worth rooting for as they become more and more popular as a collective group.
+ Every read more
Jun 1, 2013
2011 Slice of Life Series
Co-produced by A-1 Pictures and Aniplex
Licensed by NIS America
Review from my POV (w/personal biases)
(Sp)oiler level: Medium (will take viewing S1 into account)

PROS/What I liked:
+ The background art got a noticeable face lift and the small faded coloring of the characters and lighting felt appealing. More fining detail was put into this show.
+ There were a FEW moments here and there that gave me a genuine laugh with it's deeply present situational humor (The frailness of Izumi Takanashi was hilarious)

CONS/What I loathe:
- Again, no plot which isnt the problem. What is is that the arcs they show are kinda all over the read more
May 21, 2013
2010 Series Directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike
Co Produced by Aniplex and A-1 Pictures
Licensed by NIS America
Review from my POV (w/personal biases)
(Sp)oiler Lite

PROS/What I Liked:
+ The show gives a variety of characters, ranging from colorful-extreme when it comes to behavior and personality. Almost no one is normal
+ The situational humor really appealed to me
+ Visual gags and reaction shots play out well in certain context.
+ The important roles get the some exposition.

CONS/What I disliked:
- Not a strong plot. This is a Slice-of-Life show after all
- It's cuteness can get overindulgent
- These characters aren't necessarily "flat", but they are just 2-Dimensional for the most part. Example (Sp) Inami read more
May 16, 2013
2012 Series directed by Tomohiko Ito
Produced by A-1 Pictures
Review from my POV (w/ personal biases)
(Sp)oiler level: Meduim

PROS/what I liked:
+ That 1st Theme song is pretty FN cool. LiSA knows how to pump a show up.
+ The animation for the most part was consistent with it's smooth flow (hair waving, action sequences, running, etc.)
+ (personal) the concept may be old (Main dude plays VRMMO. Dude and everyone else is trapped in it. Beat the game to be free and stuff) but it would be my first time being used in an anime.
+ The first 2 episodes made this show looked very promising............

CONS/what I disliked/hated:
- ....... The read more
May 8, 2013
2012 Film overseen by Masashi Kishimoto
Directed by Hayato Date
6th Shippuuden Movie & 9th Naruto movie overall.
Review from my POV (w/personal biases)
(Sp)oiler Lite.

PROS/What I Liked about the Film:
+ On paper, this seemed to me like a very appealing premise. Main villain constructs new technique to use on Naruto, where he (and Sakura) are put in what essentially is Topsy-Turvy Town/OppositeVille/A "reversed" Konoha so to speak. like a badass "what if?" episode
+ Speaking of reversed everything, I personally thought that some of the humor worked well for some characters (Sp) Energetic Kakashi and "old man" Guy," Don Draper" Sasuke and "Flowers of Evil" Rock Lee, etc.
+ 1 read more
Apr 2, 2013
1st Film from the Tiger & Bunny property
2012 Anime produced by Sunrise and licensed by Viz Media
Review from my POV (w/ personal biases)
I've seen the TV series and will include comparisons between Film and Series.

PROS:
+ Its storytelling is much more cohesive, which gives a more movie-like feel.
+ There's a good balance of screen time for the all other heroes (with the exception of one)
+ They use that extra screen time to further explain some of the heroes and their respective abilities (although short, there's a significant scene involving Rock Bison)
+ Last 3rd of the movie was all new material.
+ The design of the new villain read more
Mar 16, 2013
2012 Film Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
Co-Produced by Studio Chizu and Madhouse
Licensed by Funimation Entertainment
Review from my POV (w/personal biases)
(Sp)oiler "Lite"

PROS:
+ A very appealing concept: Mom raises children who are wolf/human hybrids and emphasizes on the struggle and social problems that the whole family has to go through.It's an out of the ordinary Fantasy element mixed in with a very alluring Slice-of-Life/Coming-of-Age Formula.
+ I felt that the Hana was amazing. (Sp) She's basically wonder woman cause she can do anything :P
+ The 2 children are very diverse from the get go, and continues to diversify with a steady pace of character development as the film goes read more
Mar 6, 2013
2nd Season of Baka and Test - Summon The Beasts
2011 Anime produced by Silver Link and Licensed by Funimation
Review from my POV (w/personal biases)
Viewed in the English DUB (2013)
DO NOT WATCH if you haven't seen S1.
(Sp)oiler-ish

Pros:
+ The humor is stronger and with more variety than the previous season. It doesnt get as stale.
+ The Art design was very appealing (SO MANY COLORS!!!)
+ I didn't have any problem with any of the performances (except one). Even the supporting cast was great. Trina Nishimura and Todd Haberkorn both have small but enjoyable parts. Plus I like how Brina Palencia practically has half an episode to herself :P
+ read more