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Nov 7, 2012
There are very few anime that make an impression in less than 10 minutes. This feeble attempt at showing the events of Hiroshima's devastation at the end of World War Two, however, managed to do just that.

The story is simple, and clear. There is happiness, and life. Then confusion. Then death.

Made in the 1970's, the art is even simpler than the story, but manages to capture the everyday world of Hiroshima in 1945 well enough in only 9 minutes. In fact, there is a ghostly beauty to the children playing, the soldiers going to work, and young girls going to school. The whole read more
Jul 7, 2012
Preliminary
As there is only one episode out currently, this review will be updated as the series continues.

What does it take to know another person completely? Hopefully some time spent talking, laughing, and making memories with one another would be enough. However, the kids of Kokoro Connect are about to know much more than they ever wanted to about one another.

I can honestly say hat I've never run across a STORY like this one before. I'm careful when addressing "slice of life/comedy" animes, as they all seem to harbor the same thoughts, elements and general feel. However, as I continued to watch the first read more
Oct 31, 2011
Preliminary
I have to admit that this anime was on my "plan to watch" list long before its airing. I didn't expect a spectacular story, nor deep character growth, nor captivating elements, and its a good thing, too. But whats wrong with watching an anime with no depth, and no serious plot, if you're just looking for entertainment and a few laughs? Nothing, right?

Right..?

I didn't, and you shouldn't either... Because honestly, in my 5 episodes of watching Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, thats pretty much all it is so far.
Boku wa starts us off with ....badabada-bing, our scary-eyed, delinquent protagonist, Kodaka. Then, we meet read more
Jun 12, 2011
Preliminary
"I have no interest in ordinary humans. If there are any aliens, time travelers, sliders or espers here, come join me. That is all."

(Note: This review is based on the first book "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya", not considering the following novels such as "The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya" nor "The Boredom of Haruhi-" and so on and so forth.)

Most everyone knows the tale of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kyon, and the SOS Brigade: They search out the world for the extraordinary. Little does Kyon know that all the extraordinary is Haruhi herself.
The story of Haruhi Suzumiya is so completely wonderful. When read more
May 21, 2011
Ah, Ponyo. I remember watching the very early commercials for this movie. I absolutely couldn't wait for it to come out on DVD. I stopped by Walmart every day until I finally got my hands on yet another one of Hayao Miyazaki's films. My reaction after sitting through almost two hours of the film is a bit difficult to explain.

I do believe that any anime's quality is based really on characters. You can have a freakin' awful storyline, but the cast of characters can be so funny, original and entertaining that it doesn't even matter. I can't quite say that Ponyo's characters reached that read more
May 17, 2011
Preliminary
"Can you throw away love for money?"

Hadashi de Bara wo Fume, or, Stepping on Roses, is quite an appropriate name for this beautiful series. While drinking up the soft, tender, velvet petals of the story, there's also the sharp pain of the thorn, hidden, and out of sight.

Sumi, our selfless heroine, is thrown into turmoil when her older brother gambles away all of their money, leaving her adopted siblings literally no money for survival. Frantic, Sumi runs around town, offering herself for money. Then, our heartless hero, Souichirou, offers to buy her. He explains he must get married in order to receive an read more
May 17, 2011
Preliminary
There are some anime's out in the world that have a satisfied ending, some that have ones that just leave you hanging, and some that end fine, but you are just so attached to the characters and story line that you can't possibly end the adventure there. Thats when you either start the anime over, or pick up the manga. For me, it was the latter.

I didn't even know there WAS a manga of Toradora! until after I had seen the entire anime. If you HAVE seen the anime of Toradora!, I'll say that the manga is extremely close to the anime. I've even noticed read more
May 12, 2011
When I first heard about Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo(The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), I have to admit-- I was skeptical. It sounded just kinda stupid to me: A girl who went back in time, and paid for it later. Woop-de-doo-dah. However, when I finally got around to watching it, I really regretted not seeing it sooner. (Very first review, so bear with me on this one!)

Story (9): You've read the synopsis, but I don't really think that it gives enough credit to the story. Its about a high school girl, Makoto, who is klutzy, unorganized, and not very lucky. Then one day, she read more