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Oct 9, 2014
In a Nutshell:

Aldnoah.Zero holds a very special place in my heart, it really does. How one anime can so comprehensively screw up in every department, that actually matters, is beyond me. It is a feat not even the great Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate was able to achieve. So unmitigated is this disaster that I think its required viewing for anyone interested in knowing how NOT to write an anime. Everyone else would probably be better off watching boku no pico.

The Review:
Aldnoah chronicles a war that breaks out over the attempted assassination of the Martian princess, Asseylum, who was on a diplomatic mission to improve read more
Mar 25, 2013
Once in a while, there comes along an anime that claims to go against the industry's trend. An anime that claims to be unique in a time when the market is filled mostly with indistinguishable moe clones and so on. This is a very good marketing strategy for Psycho Pass if you ask me, especially given the gorgeous artwork and an exciting concept. In addition to this, it was touted as the 'next GITS'. Needless to say, I picked this up with VERY HIGH expectations. expectations which were about to come crashing down faster than you could say 'psychopath'.

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Oct 23, 2012
Tthis anime is very much like it's in the respect that it doesn't make any sense whatsoever. The plot is broken and feels rushed to say the least. The score is lackluster and the characters are little more than boring stereotypes. Almost everything about this show screams 'average'. To be honest, I would've been happy if it was indeed average. But i was terribly disappointed.

The biggest problem with Senkyo is it's setting. it is simply put, laughable. Students control EVERYTHING in Takafuji Academy from staff appointment to budget management. in fact, there is no sane adult to be seen during the course of read more
Jul 11, 2012
Note : This review is for seasons 1 & 2.

Romance, comedy and fantasy. Three of the most overused elements in anime. Making a series which seems familiar while successfully avoiding the cliches that riddle the rom-com genre is almost unthinkable. Yet, that is exactly what Spice and Wolf does.

The story is set sometime in the middle ages when the human civilization was still using metal currencies. This is a fact that the viewer is made painfully aware of during the first 'arc'. I say 'painfully' for a reason. Since Lawrence is a merchant, there are a lot of technical concepts and terms relating to medivial read more
Jul 11, 2012
This is one of the best movies I have watched to date period. The story starts off like your average romantic comedy, with the protagonist being coaxed into doing something strange for a girl. But the movie soon leaves this well-worn path and wanders into uncharted territory. It is an accurate depiction of the consequences of over-reliance on the internet. The backdrop against which the major portion of the story is told, a traditional Japanese household with an amusing and slightly annoying cast of characters, is as interesting as the core concept. It is very hard to pick a single favorite from this excellent cast, read more
Jul 11, 2012
Memories.....quite a weird name if you ask me. It is the name of a not-so-weird 1995 anime film produced by Katsuhiro Otomo. The movie's based on three of his manga short stories : Magnetic Rose, Stink Bomb and Cannon Fodder.
Now, each of the these three 'episodes' has its own setting and flavor. So, I'll deal with them them seperately.

Magnetic Rose

The first and best of the three in my opinion. Magnetic Rose is set in the distant future, a time when earth will most probably require a space garbage collection agency. At the beginning, it seemed a lot like cowboy bebop. But, as it progressed, the read more
Jul 11, 2012
Let me begin by saying that this is one of the better ecchi anime I have seen to date. Most aspects of it are above average to say the least. However, there's no denying the fact that the anime could've been much better if it had avoided some frustrating cliches.

The thing that struck me the most about this anime is how similar the setting is to Neon Genesis Evangelion. Humankind under threat of invasion by otherworldly beings of alien origin, some kind of top-secret technology that allows them to combat the unknown threat and even conspiracies to top it off. It has NGE written all read more
Jul 11, 2012
This is an anime I picked up on a whim, I'm glad that I kept my expectations low. Every aspect of this show is average, though that can be an understatement with regard to certain elements. Let me elaborate.

To begin with, Ao no Exorcist's story is nothing to write home about. As can be gleaned from the synopsis, it is your typical shounen with a reckless underage hero who is tasked with saving the world from (literally) all evil. Candidly speaking, the 'demon-who-is-oblivious-to-his-true-identity' archetype to which the protagonist belongs is overused. However, this is not to say that the story is 'bad'. It just ends read more
Mar 2, 2012
This anime seems like your typical romantic/slice of life anime and in most ways, it is. Take for example, the totally coincidental manner in which the protagonist, Hayasaka Yukari, is singled out by the eccentric group of fashion design students, or the fairly cliched cast of characters. the thing that sets it apart though, is the development of the protagonist. She makes a gradual and plausible transition from an unmotivated high school student to a professional model. While this is very satisfying to watch, it is ironic that the overall experience is somewhat dampened by the LACK of character development.
Most of the read more