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Nov 22, 2018
Nice followup to the original CLAMP in Wonderland mashup AMV. With my favourite series Kobato, Angelic Layer and Chobits all making appearances in this AMV, I definitely prefer it to the first one a lot. It was neat the way it gave a sneak peak at Kobato before her series proper started too, the Chobits sequence was great too. It was nice to see Chi/Elda and Freya back together, and Chi and Hideki were just too cute dancing alone at that one part. Great stuff, if a bit thin on a plot, it looks and sounds great though, a great CLAMP showcase.
Nov 22, 2018
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Being a CLAMP AMV this video offers some glimpses at characters and hints of the manga's narrative and theme. Sadly there isnt much to go on in terms of exposition really, but the art and music are well-done. The OP segment was a nice song and the visual accompaniment was well done, wasn't as big of a fan of the ED song but nonetheless as a whole it was a cute little AMV of CLAMP's manga. For fans of the manga or Kohaku in general, fans should definitely look at 'Kobato' where the character is a recurring supporting player in that TV series.
Nov 22, 2018
A great little piece of animation about tragedy and the power of the human spirit to persevere in the face of it. When young adult Keichiro is left orphaned due to a past family accident, he leads a lonely existence devoid of much company. But his world is shaken up when he finds an older model helper android named Flower and proceeds to take her home. Finding out the little android girl is obsolete and broken he intends to dispose of it, but when she reactivates and starts housekeeping for him and offering him a sense of companionship/friendship, he begins to feel inspired to live read more
Nov 20, 2018
"Is it over?" - Agent Smith ('Matrix Revolutions')

It brings an end to the over the top slapstick series and finally forces the milquetoast Naru to proclaim her love, it definitely gets marks for finally forcing her out of her juvenile pattern. Finally forcing some resolution on a go-nowhere narrative pattern with a shake-up, Love Hina Again actually achieves a measure of closure to it shaky parent series with this effective Spin-off/Epilogue OVA. With a short but effective run, the OVA quickly forces Naru's hand as she must 'Woman Up' if she wants to proclaim her love, with a new intense & relentless rival on the read more
Nov 20, 2018
A lot better than the series proper, this holiday movie manages to draw a lot more emotional depth than any of the series episodes tend to. With some real emotional investment, the way it becomes a big throwdown about gifts and affirming love at the end reminded me of the final two episodes of the 'Oh My Goddess!' OVAs which also involves a Yuletide confession of love and gift-giving that had a lot of emotional gravity. Naru become almost likeable in the course of the film, but sadly shows little growth despite the meaningful lessons she received in the Christmas Special, as evidenced in the read more
Nov 20, 2018
A superb fantasy anime that has some interesting and original characters and a fresh 'fish out of water' plot that might have more in common with 'The Neverending Story' than most Anime cliches. When a small group of students and one of their teachers get thrown into a fantasy realm filled with monsters and magic as well as ancient weaponry of apocalyptic design. With a fresh Arabian Nights inspired realm threatened by a swarm of malevolent bug-men and a shadowy faction of mysterious operators behind the scenes playing both sides, as well as a mysterious living doll of destruction caught up in the struggle as read more
Nov 20, 2018
Probably one of the most heartfelt Anime films I have ever seen, dubbed or subtitled, the film shines with a simple story of family, friendship, and forest spirits. The film shows how the power of the human spirit and imagination, with the girls enjoying their rural locale and trying to make the most of things with their mother stricken with illness and father busy trying to support them alone as it was. The joys the girls find in the face of adversity shows just how powerful the human spirit can be, seeing the ending is a touch of joy with hints of a brighter future read more
Nov 20, 2018
A fantastic piece of fantasy anime that feels like it brings alive the lore of a Dungeons & Dragons in the medium of Japanese Animation. I really liked the heroes who were all well-drawn personalities despite their fantasy archetypes and the villains were well imagined as well with several morally 'grey' entities inhabiting the moral ground between the armies of Darkness and Light struggling for Lodoss such as the Grey Witch Karla and wildcard Dragons. With even secondary characters like the Good King Fahn and the Dark Emperor Beld receiving some impressive development the series has a sense of history and worldbuilding that helps create read more
Nov 20, 2018
A timeless Anime Classic on par with older gems like the vaunted 'Akira'

One of the finest pieces of television anime ever produced, with superb writing and genius characters. Cowboy Bebop is a powerful narrative with great action set-pieces and masterful noir detective mysteries. The protagonists are a wonderful band of bounty hunting rogues who are full of their share of secrets, in a Solar System filled with bandits and rogues, that the Bebop crew bands together to hunt for the rewards to survive the harsh solar realm of the series. The fantastic worldbuilding and great musical score are complemented by superlative artwork in an anime, read more
Nov 20, 2018
I came into this series as a NetFlix Selection and was pleasantly surprised by the charm of this story. I thought it would be a 'Harry Potter meets Anime' story, but was pleasantly surprised by an well-thought out original story with some great characters and fantastic narrative twists. The TV series expanded upon the OVAs with a full two season TV narrative presentation, allowing characters like sometimes rival/ sometimes friend Diana Cavendish or the brash Amanda and their respective cliques to receive more development as friends of series leads Ako, Lotte, and Sucy. A well made anime with a happy and wholesome message, it was read more