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Dec 31, 2011
After watching this series, a scene from Matrix Revolutions had always entered my mind:

Smith: Why, Mr. Anderson? Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you're fighting for something? For more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Yes? No? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception. The temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose. And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although only a human read more
Dec 29, 2011
Being a high schooler is something that can only be described as one thing: confusing. Not only do you have to deal with the stresses of school work, social life, and family problems, but you also have to deal with raging hormones that only serve to make negative emotions stronger and spontaneous attractions to another person that you really can never be too sure about.

Most slice-of-life high-school comedies I have seen so far were only comedies and were really light on the plot and lacked sustenance. The one thing I really liked about Toradora! is that it did have a solid plot and good read more
Dec 18, 2011
In concert with my review for the actually A-Channel series, I decided to look up and watch the +A-Channel shorts. My ratings stay the same as the series for the reasons of consistency. You can't horribly rate an omake because it is an omake. It's like trying to study for a test with the textbook; it's ridiculous. I will say this, yes these are a series of shorts. These episodes are the little "bonus" for those devoted A-Channel fans who bought the BR or DVD of the series. Personally, I did enjoyed them because they made me laugh. It's all the same material from the read more
Dec 14, 2011
I liked A-Channel.

Was it amazing?

Well no.

I'm going to be honest, it was a run-of-the-mill moe slice-of-life anime series that is supposed to entertain through hilarious incidents of normal day-today activities. Everyone is right when they criticize A-Channel. It lacks substance and is a subpar, repetitive slice-of-life anime with beach trips, summer festivals, school life and hang outs. It didn't make me laugh as hard as Yuru Yuri or Lucky Star. It didn't make me go "Awww!" for the cute touching scenes like in K-On! You possibly can't compare it to slice-of-life beasts like Lucky Star when it comes to uniqueness. Hey, at least read more
Dec 12, 2011
When you put a bunch of girls, many of whom have questionable sexual orientations, in a club aimed solely at the entertainment of themselves, what do you get? Yuru Yuri!

Quite honestly I was questioning myself for a while whether I should watch this series or not. After reading the title and understanding the literal translation of the title, "Slow Yuri", my first impression was less than favorable. I'm not a huge fan or ecchi or yuri, in fact I tend to shy away from these anime genres that I usually perceive as taboo. I decided to give this series a go and watch it read more
Dec 5, 2011
I admit, I didn't expect a short anime series when I added this to my list of "Plan to Watch." However, I was not disappointed. With this review we're dealing with an anime short and I'll give my reasons WHY people should or should not watch these shorts.

Morita-san wa Mukuchi is based on the 4koma, actually, IS the literal adaptation from the 4koma. With this in mind the purpose of these shorts are basically the same as the 4koma in newspapers: drop a quick funny or give a humorously warm ending. This is the point people are missing and it's understandable since we're used to read more
Nov 27, 2011
No critical review, just a synopsis:

Basically this is an omake for Azmaria fans as well as an educational series about what goes on about the plot. It gives a lot of background of the time period, Catholic mysteries, and fictional elements associated with these series.

I find this useful, not because I didn't know about the information present, but I was able to show my fellow viewers this guide so that they could understand better. Since I'm obsessed with pre-WWII history and I go to a Catholic school, I know what was going on throughout the series, but I know many people who watch anime may read more
Nov 27, 2011
My first review on an OVA so here it goes!

Interlude, by Merriam-Webster's definition, is an intervening or interruptive period, space, or event. How this can be applied to this OVA is moot. We can conclude that the most likely meaning of the Interlude in this anime is the world of memory, in which all of our characters live their lives in this "intervening pause" of the apocalypse. The tautology of the word can clearly be seen in every intro where one of the heroines gives a monologue (or even a soliloquy) about an abstract idea concerning despair in regard to personal ambition, the point of read more
Nov 26, 2011
My first review of anime on MAL so here it goes.

Senkou no Night Raid is about the Sakurai Agency, a fictional organizations that leads covert missions with superhuman agents to carry out the interests of Imperial Japan.

Now why did I give this anime such a high rating? My reason is because I love Asian history and know a lot about it especially the late 1800 to the early 1900 era. With this in mind, I had a pretty good idea of what was going on in the story. It sounds smug and biased, but this anime does require a bit of background knowledge to read more