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May 1, 2014
Preliminary
I don't think this review will make me very popular, because I didn't really like Attack on Titan. The first time I tried watching it, I found the first episode so boring and discomforting that I stopped right there. However, as the hype increased and people were hailing it as the best anime of the season, I thought I should give it another shot. The next time I tried watching it, I got to about episode 10 and gave up again. It was too much of a struggle for me. Though after 10 episodes I had started to see the value of the show.

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Jul 8, 2013
Preliminary
UPDATED as of 2/23/15 at 24 chapters. Originally posted 7/08/13 at 15 chapters.

When I read manga, I'm often doing it to relax. It's calming; It doesn't take the same concentration a book does, the plots are formulaic and predictable, and they often meander into silly side stories that don't challenge.

I was hoping that Ame Nochi Hare would be one of these stories and I was half right, but it is also much, much more.

The premise is nothing if not bizarre. Four boys, on their first day of school and a prestigious men's academy, are caught in a spring shower. After the rain stops, read more
Jan 25, 2013
I was surprised by Oofuri. I'm not a sports person at all and before I started watching the anime, I knew strike, run, fowl, and that was about it when it came to baseball. However, I enjoyed the series and found myself engulfed in the excitement of the story.

The story follows classic shounen tropes. An underdog team shocks the high school baseball world with it's ragtag gang of lovable misfits whose oddities are their strengths. The main character, the pitcher for the team, wanted to be a pitcher all his life, but he is convinced that he is no good. Similarly to "Suzaku", he read more
Jul 1, 2011
Warning: I might end up being kind of bias because I really love this anime. I'm not sure if this clogs my judgment but I thought you should know.

Last summer I had a lot of free time on my hands and I wanted to take that free time and waste it. So I began watching a lot of weekly animes. One of these was Durarara!! which became one of my favorite animes almost instantly.

Durarara!! is about the Tokyo district Ikebukuro and all the strange happenings that occur there. The main character, Mikado Ryuugamine (who spelled that right? I SPELLED THAT RIGHT!), has just moved to read more
Jun 10, 2010
My Girl (Manga) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
My Girl is about a man and his daughter. The man in question is 23 years old at the beginning of our story. He works at a novelties company, designing product. He specializes in lady bugs, which remind him of his ex-girlfriend, who went over seas to study and never came back. He still doesn't know why she left him and has never been able to really stop loving her.
One day he gets a call from the girls mother, telling him that she's been in an accident and has died. He rushes to the funeral and finds out the girl had a daughter read more
Mar 6, 2010
No reviews!? NOOOOO!

I read a review for this Otaku USA and really wanted to read it. Then, about a month later, it popped in the local Barnes and Nobles so of course I bought and devoured it!

not simple by Natsume Ono follows two men: One who makes the story and one who writes it. Even after reading it, I'm still not sure which one was which.

First of all, we have Ian. Ian is an Australian with a messed up family. His mother divorced his father and took him to England,even though she despised him, to get back his sister who was in jail at the read more
Feb 14, 2010
Preliminary
At first this series annoyed me to hell. Not because I'd read it, mind you. But because every time I'm go to check for some freaking updates there would be Kuroshitsuji at the top of the list, taunting me and singing "na-na-na-na you don't read me!". The obvious solution would be to read it but I was stubborn and the title looked like a shounen which i was not in the mood for.

Finally I gave in and clicked the link on onemanga, which gave me the most misleading synopsis I'd ever read. It went:

"To what extent must a housekeeper do things to be acceptable? One read more
Feb 14, 2010
I wrote this review on my blog for the anime and manga, and i figured I'd post here:

At first this series annoyed me to hell. Not because I'd read it, mind you. But because every time I'm go to check for some freaking updates there would be Kuroshitsuji at the top of the list, taunting me and singing "na-na-na-na you don't read me!". The obvious solution would be to read it but I was stubborn and the title looked like a shounen which i was not in the mood for.

Finally I gave in and clicked the link on onemanga, which gave me the most misleading read more
Jul 26, 2009
This series was one I watched because I was bored, but after only a few episodes, it had become one of my all time favorites. It is a series that has literally been written "by fans for fans" and it is impossible not to connect with this series on a personal level.

Story:
The story has relatively simple set up. It starts out as the story of a shy otaku who is unable to admit to his own nerdy self. That is only the set up of he first episode. After that more characters are introduced and the club room, which has served as a retreat for read more
Jun 26, 2009
I wrote this assuming you read the description!

I gave this series a 10 in almost every category (the category that I didn't was art, because it was admittedly unimpressive at the beginning, but it does improve). It is my favorite story of all time. It doesn't matter if you bring me novels, animes, comics, cartoons, movies, or anything else, because I'm sure this series will rein supreme.

From the outside it looks like your average shoujo series: cute, optimistic, orphan girl living in bishi heaven and knowing something secret about them. But it's not! Natsuki Takaya writes characters that really take flight into a life of read more