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Apr 1, 2014
Kill la Kill may have failed to live up with Gurren Lagann, but honestly I cannot say the same for Space Dandy and its predecessors. There is not a single episode of Space Dandy where I didn't smile from minute one till the very end. This show feels so good, it almost feels like you're revisiting both Cowboy Bebop AND Samurai Champloo in every episode.

It has an amazing soundtrack(one worth actually buying), hilarious and endearing characters and ultimately, it is a series that genuinely has a heart. Unlike its predecessors, it has no connecting plot, each episode seems to be occurring in a read more
Mar 13, 2014
In this day and age, I have often resigned myself into thinking that an anime, no matter the explosive and exciting start it has, will always fail to live up with the hype and expectation at the very end due to the virtue of just being an anime, since to a lot of titles(such as Code Geass S2, Guilty Crown, Valverave, etc.), having a trainwreck of a plot has totally become a standard. Rarely does an anime stay solid, explosive and exciting from beginning to end like Tiger & Bunny, and I will go as far as to say that it is one of the read more
Dec 3, 2010
I'd have to tell you one thing, Finishing this anime made me feel like I finished Lupin III and the Castle of Cagliostro all over again, and that actually says much, considering the fact that overall, I consider Lupin III and the Castle of Cagliostro the best anime I've ever seen.

It all starts with Prof. Layton and sidekick Luke being invited to an opera by a very important person who happens to be a former acquaintance of Prof. Layton, Seeing that this is a Layton movie, Things suddenly go awry the moment the whole performance is finished, puzzles ensue.

The score, as heard on all the read more
Aug 8, 2010
Shiki (Anime) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
First three episodes of the show will get you wondering as to what's really happening to the village and it's inhabitants that are dying one by one, with no hint at all as why such disease that resembles "Anemia" was turning into a widespread epidemic throughout the village when victims show no signs of internal or external bleeding at all.

But I have to say, for anyone who's actually seen or read either Bram Stoker's certain novel or Fright Night, By Episode 3, you should now be aware of what's going on.

This is probably one of the only firsts in Japanese anime & manga wherein the read more
Dec 7, 2009
Karas (Anime) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
I remember seeing a praise for this work saying that it's like "Batman Begins", Fact is, It's soundtrack makes it look like it.

Story-wise, it actually has something to offer. The balance between Shinjuku's(if not Japan) dimensions between the humans and the spirits are threatened by a man who was formerly a Karas himself, it is now up to the new Karas to take this man down before he succeeds in destroying the balance of the two dimensions and take down his Mikura(in plural form) at the same time.

It also features a bit of a side-story about a Mikura named Nue who is after Eko as read more
Apr 18, 2009
Preliminary
2 episodes have shown and yet this anime has yet to fail me, for 2 episodes I'm quite impressed that Kamiyama Kenji has left us wanting for more, For an anime that actually runs on plot, This is quite an impressive feat, Only a few have achieved this, On the other hand, It's by Production I.G., A studio that has yet to fail the most of us.

Story-wise, Eden of the East relies on it's plot more than anything else, Unlike most anime that relies on moe(like K-ON, Lucky Star etc.),fanservice(Queen's Blade) or Manliness(Sengoku Basara, Gurren Lagann), Eden of the East attracts viewers through it's story, read more