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May 26, 2015
I had heard so much hype for Kill La Kill, and to admit when I watched the first couple of episodes I thought to myself, why do people like this series? It seems kind of repetitive, of course you soon realize that Kill la Kill doesn't lay out everything in the first couple of episodes. It is a show that has a wild sense of humor along with some really dark material. It is also one of the very few shows I've seen to use fan service cleverly and integrate it into the plot.

In this show fan service means more than things to be put read more
Dec 30, 2014
I don't think my opinion on Mushishi is going to change at all, after many years, I was beyond thrilled to have the chance to dive back into this show. Quite simply this show is just beautifully animated, written and acted.

STORY: (10/10) This is an episodic series and is pretty much in the same format as the previous season. I'm a lot older and wiser then I was when I first saw Mushishi I think around 2007, most of the stories of Mushishi I believe are more metaphors about people dealing with their own lives, take for example the third episode known as read more
Aug 21, 2014
Hellsing Ultimate is maybe one of the best adaptations of any Manga into an anime right up there with Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Monster. Obviously this is the part where I'm going to make my case. This series took forever to finish spanning almost six years and three animation studios, Satelight animated Episodes 1-4, Madhouse 5-7 and Graphinica 8-10.

I want to state clearly I'm not an expert on the drawing of Animation, but at least to my eye it's definitely well animated except for some of the CGI used on episode 8, but it's such a minor complaint for me.

What does it for me is read more
Aug 11, 2013
Never in my life did I think they could make a serious story out of Lupin the III, and then this came along.

If you are expecting the classic Lupin the III series with the same formulaic plot, then to quote Fujiko herself, Cease what you are doing and gaze at me, save for the throwing of your heart. Right away the opening should give you the first clue you are about to enter a very adult story, one charged with sexual energy.

It's very interesting to see the changes that have been made to some of the characters, so I'll get into it:

The biggest change I read more
Sep 18, 2012
I come into King of Thorn not having read the manga and had primarily been intrigued because of the animation studio behind the production.

King of Thorn is one of the rare movies that manages to pace itself very well, neither boring the audience or giving them too much of adrenaline rush. It's a film that unravels it's mysteries bit by bit without giving it all away.

Story: This is an unabashed survival horror title, it's got the genre's tropes down to a fine art, a facility over-run with thorns and weird creatures that attack survivors. But what's really great about the story of this movie is read more
Jul 19, 2012
This was a title when it originally came out, I had zero interest in watching, I figured it would be another one of those pervy shows that was just an excuse for the Otaku Crowd to get their rocks off on.

Well first of all, I owe an apology, because after watching it this show clearly is not that, in fact this is maybe the most frank Anime I've seen about teenage sexuality. At times it can be immature but hey are most teenagers not immature? Watching this series there are times where I totally can relate to Kosuda and to a lesser degree Yamada. I read more
Nov 13, 2011
Fafner is an anime rife with symbolism, it is a mecha anime somewhat in the vain of Neon Genesis Evangelion. In fact most of this anime reminded me of Evangelion, down to the music and most of the mood of this show, except the one thing that separates it from Evangelion is the fact that it manages to stay optimistic throughout most of the series.

Story:

It takes a couple episodes to get off the ground but I think Episode 6 is when the series really changes things up, you will see a lot of characters perish throughout the course of this series, but in this episode read more
Oct 14, 2011
A man who cannot remember his own past, he has the face of a panther. Two Twins who were whisked away from their homeland now struggle on their own in real danger, this is the story of Guin Saga.

Story: The Story of Guin Saga is very well-written, the characters grow and change as the story moves along, especially seen in Remus more than any other character, I think where I have to dock it marks is the fact that the story had a bit of a inconclusive ending specifically near the last five minutes of the final episode, I think there was something with read more
Oct 7, 2011
Dear Kyoto Animation,

I watched the first season of the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, why did you not make this movie sooner rather than later? This is without a doubt the best of the three incarnations of it, I admit I stayed away from the second season of this series specifically because of the endless 8 and felt I didn't want to waste my time or money on nearly 8 out of 14 episodes of the same thing. Then this movie comes along, I don't get it. The movie's plot, artistry, music, everything is fantastic. There is not one bad moment in this movie despite the read more
Dec 29, 2010
One of the best Anime I've seen in a while.

I watched this show with the English Dub. If you watch it in English you will find it generally stays true to the story however, some Japanese references will be lost and put into a reference people in North America can understand. One example is in one episode you will hear them talk about Shows from North America like Dexter and the mentioning of HBO.

The Show takes place in the Edo Period of Japan, it's a time when many forms of entertainment have been outlawed, One of the people affected by this Sekichi Tamaya, a read more