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Apr 28, 2013
Honestly, what a disappointment. I had high hopes for Monochrome Factor when I read the synopsis, but unfortunately the experience turned out to be mediocre at best.

The story was weak and predictable. It had all of the elements it needed to succeed, but anything they could have developed and used to their benefit, they completely ignored. Above all though, what destroyed this show can be narrowed down to one horrible mistake.

The comic relief. And really, it can't even be called relief, because they never left it to begin with. Seriously, I can't be the only one who thought it was excessive, annoying, out of place read more
Oct 24, 2012
First, let me start off by saying that I did not expect to enjoy this anime. I only watched this initially because a friend practically begged me too, claiming that it was much deeper and darker than it seemed.

I was immediately skeptical. "Princess Tutu?" I said. "That's seriously the title? And you want me to watch this?"

After many months of cajoling, I finally gave in and looked it up on my Netflix account, diving in before I could change my mind.

At first, I thought that my assumptions had been correct: that it was a baseless, insufferably dull show that did not even deserve to be read more
Oct 18, 2012
Elfen Lied, to me, can be described in one word: disappointing.

Ever since this anime debuted, I've heard nothing but rave reviews for it: that it was dark, gritty, really delved into the darkest aspects of human emotion. I went into it with high hopes, expecting to feel something. Expecting it to tear my heart out, and to find characters that were relatable, if flawed.

Instead, they threw everything I hate about anime into a blender, tossed in a bit of dark intrigue, and mixed it all together. The result isn't nearly as pretty as they thought it would be.

The main protagonists, Kota and Yuka, read more
Jun 28, 2011
I have mixed feelings about Crimson Snow.

Our main story centers around Yakuza gangster Kazuma, who finds himself in a jam after killing a man, under circumstances I will not mention. Injured, he collapses in the snow and is found by Yukihiro, master of his own household. The young man decides to take him in and shelter him while he recovers from his wounds, and the rest is history. Sounds pretty interesting, right? Don't be fooled. It's nothing special. Not bad, but not great either.

Now that being said, the plot, while simple and predictable, was nevertheless engaging enough to keep my interest. I was however, read more
Jun 7, 2011
I know there are plenty of reviews for this iconic title. I just feel as if I must contribute as well, because this anime is worth it. More than any other I have ever seen.

Our tale centers around two Japanese children, Seita and Setsuko, during World War II. They are just ordinary kids at the start of things. Young, happy, carefree, as much as they could be in times of hardship, anyhow. Not much different from you or me, with nothing terribly remarkable about them. They could be anyone. They could be your little brother or sister. They could be your best friends, your neighbors. read more
Jun 1, 2011
Why? Why did I have to give this abomination of a series another chance? If I couldn't get all the way through the first one, what the hell made me think I could finish this one?

Never thought I'd say this, but Pico to Chico is one thousand times creepier than Boku no Pico. I was ten seconds into the opening and my mouth was already hanging open in shock. Remind me: who the hell is supposed to enjoy this shit again? I've always had a very open mind, but I'm being serious here people. Why is this in any way pleasurable to ANYONE? I don't read more
May 5, 2011
Ah, Sengoku Basara. I have mixed feelings about this one.

The storyline, while interesting enough, has a rather recycled, "more of the same" feel to it. There are historical elements involved, which is really what got me to watch it in the first place, but they don't go very in depth with it. Whether that is a good or a bad thing is for each individual to decide. I happen to think it's a little bit of both. The storyline is simple and easy to follow; almost too easy, in my opinion.

The animation and art was quite good. All of the characters are nice to look read more
Apr 12, 2011
Gundam Seed. It takes the old, tried and true war premise and turns it into something that touched my heart more than I had ever thought possible. I had already watched some of the classics before this one aired originally, such as Mobile Fighter G Gundam and some of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, and I am currently watching Gundam Wing, but this one continues to stand out to me in a way I am quite impressed by under the circumstances.

Two waring factions: space, and the Earth. Nothing new there. More masked villain/anti-heroes, friend against friends, and other generally over-used plot themes. I am not read more
Apr 11, 2011
Why do I do these things to myself? Why?

I read all of the reviews for this anime, and honestly, I was very skeptical about watching it. I've been meaning to get to it for a year or so, but I kept putting it off. Should have kept it that way. But nooo, I couldn't just stop there, because this thing called morbid curiosity rears its ugly head every single time. Graphic shotacon revolts me. That should have been enough to keep my away from this, but I wanted to see with my own eyes how bad it really was. Or, whether it was awful or read more
Feb 2, 2011
I can sum this OVA up in one word: annoying.

After watching a couple of minutes, my first thought was, "What is this, a Lifetime movie?"

Well, you know what they say about first impressions. Mine was pretty much right.

Our story begins with two best friends: high school students. It's not hard to guess what happens from there, though throwing a poor girl without a chance in hell into the mix was a rather sad touch (on her end, anyway. I felt sorry for her).

The music grated on me from the very second the picture popped onto the screen. It made me feel like I was seeing read more