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May 14, 2012
AKB0048 (Anime) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
I hate it when people write reviews for shows before a series ends as much as anyone (especially ones that dub a show godly after one episode), but the rating of this show in comparison to the ass-load of complete garbage airing right now (whose names I won't mention), combined with the average user's apparent misconceptions about it (comparing it to Symphogear? lolno), combined with its low popularity, made me decide that I have to say SOMETHING.

In short: I don't get it. I don't get why this is so lowly rated when, even after just the first episode, it's proven to be superior to read more
Mar 23, 2012
Kobato. (Anime) add (All reviews)
What are you doing with your life? What are you working for? What will you accomplish during your time? How could that time be better served improving that of another?

All of these are questions you'll probably be asking yourself while watching "Kobato."

"Kobato" is one of those rarities that soothes the soul. It's hard not to find yourself smiling often, since there are many heartwarming moments throughout. The show regularly brought tears to the eye--not of sadness, but happiness. It's definitely something to consider checking out if you like happier anime, or need something to cheer you up.

The entire point read more
Mar 19, 2012
When people partake in the enjoyment of various mediums of storytelling, it seems a lot of people tend to forget about what sits at the center of it: the story.

Dennou Coil's obvious appeal is in its story. The setup is outstandlingly creative; no synopsis can really do it justice. There are aspects and mysteries about just the cyberspace itself that have to be seen to be believed. There are more than enough questions to keep those junkies guessing. It may sound simple at first, but there is simply much, much more to everything than meets the eye.

The story takes a little read more
Mar 12, 2012
That's right de geso! I have come to tie you in my tentacles and make you my undersquid de geso! Don't even THINK of trying to escape from my wrath DE GESO!

Shinryaku! Ika Musume is quite a refreshing retake of the slice-of-life comedy scene. It was really nice to finally get one that didn't cop out and take the way-too-overused (high) school setting. The premise is actually quite creative and leads for some equally creative little stories and jokes as well. (Who knew the idea of a squid girl could be so interesting?)

The series is really the only thing I've read more
Mar 12, 2012
Preliminary
I guess the most natural response would be to call this show a train wreck, but that would imply
1. There would have to be a train in one piece.
2. It would have to be on a set of railroad tracks.
3. It would have to be capable of moving in some direction.

Durarara!! is more like starting off with all of the train cars scattered across the yard, then having an earthquake and expecting them to somehow find each other AND put themselves in the correct order. (Nevermind getting on a track AND traveling somewhere.)

To put it in layman's terms: DRRR is read more
Mar 12, 2012
Preliminary
STAY AWAY.

There seem to be a lot of people looking for this, but trust me: You're not missing out. If you're a fan of Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom in search of more, you're looking in the wrong place. This shit is terrible. It will RUIN your image of the series. I almost stopped 2 minutes into the first one it was so bad.

"What? Shouldn't you watch it just because more is better?" Hell no. "Shouldn't it get points just because it's Phantom?" That's exactly why it's score is so low: I give it NEGATIVE read more
Feb 28, 2012
Forget everything you thought you knew about the magical girl genre, because Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (or MSMM as I'll call it from here on for simplicity) is here to turn the genre upside down.

At its core, MSMM is a--like its title says--mahou shoujo. But it's what the series does with the genre that makes it something truly marvelous; the magic is in the execution. In the beginning, it may seem like any other, set up to be generally innocent, light-hearted, nonchalant, and fun; but by the time ED begins at the end of episode 3, the monster will be revealed for what read more
Dec 20, 2011
Ah... the final installment of Jigoku Shoujo. Sadly, all good things come to an end, but some ends are uglier than others.

*If you haven't seen Futakomori (season two), stop reading now and watch that first. If you haven't seen Jigoku Shoujo (season one), why are you even here?

Mitsuganae is like a monkey on a unicycle: At the beginning, it looks cool and interesting--until you realize it doesn't make much sense (plot holes and discontinuity issues). But then, the monkey starts throwing its poop at you. Then (starting at episode 13), it starts using its tail to try to clean the read more
Dec 17, 2011
So, you people thirsty for a second round of Ai Enma action want to know if it's worth it, right? Well, the answer is: maybe. Read below and find out.

*I'm going to make a lot of references/comparisons to the first season (which I've also reviewed), so this review may not make a lot of sense if you haven't seen it. (Watching Futakomori without watching season one would be pretty stupid anyway.)

Story: 9. This time around, we're treated to the refreshing perspective of Ai and her helpers--as opposed to only the viewpoint of the victim resorting to desperate measures. The tradeoff read more
Dec 16, 2011
To say that the image of an ~11 year old girl removing a P90 from a violin case and wasting a room full of adult men is powerful would be an understatement.

Story: 6. I liked the premise, although it wasn't very original. This is a very character-centric piece, and any trace of an overall story that may be present merely serves as a means to develop the characters, which is fine. I'm still scratching my head as to why the assassins they use have to be young girls. They say that they use young ones because the brainwashing process is easier, read more