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Apr 2, 2012
Seiken no Blacksmith (Anime) add
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I watched this anime because I saw it on netflix, I was bored, and the cover caught my eye. Thus, I went into this series not only unaware of what it was, but with no expectations either way.

As I said, though, I watched the first episode on Netflix (which has only dubbed anime) and enjoyed it well enough; I liked the character designs, the voice acting was alright for a dub (except Lisa whom I wanted to throttle after 3 lines) and it seemed like it could develop into a decent story, so I decided to continue. However, fate intervened, and I was unable read more
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Mar 29, 2012
Gate 7 (Manga) add
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(having read the first two volumes)

Takamoto Chikahito is probably one of the most relatable protagonists I've seen in the manga/anime world for one reason--when you're confused, so is he. I remember reading chapter one when Sakura, Tachibana and Hana appear and random stuff just starts exploding and thinking to myself "What's going on?!" and turning the page and to find Chikahito saying "What's going on?!" Glad to know we're on the same page....

That said this manga has a habit of throwing a lot of info at you and then going back and explaining itself. However, a lot of that is due to my (and I'd read more
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Feb 25, 2012
Black★Rock Shooter (TV) (Anime) add
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Having only 4 episodes so far, it's hard to really judge a series yet, but from what I see it's not nearly as bad as many people seem to be saying it is.

True, it does seem rather detached from the original OVA (and by that I mean that the plots are unrelated, seemingly. It is the same characters and setting but it would seem that what happened in the OVA did not happen in the world the anime version lives in), BUT taken as the separate entity it is clearly trying to be, I think this anime has a lot of promise.

It follows the same read more
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