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Apr 24, 2009
"Remember this: My name is Edmond Dantes."

Madames et Monsieurs, bon soir! Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo is an eerie fairytale never to be forgotten. The name Edmond Dantes is a chilling name that shall forever be tattooed in a person's mind once that name crosses the ears. This anime is a loose adaptation of the original haunting tale by Alexandre Dumas dating back in the nineteenth century. The artistic distortion of the tale that distinguishes it from its primary literary source can leave viewers breathless and speechless.

~[S T O R Y]~ [10]

Gankutsuou chronicles the agonizing journey of one man who seeks to achieve revenge read more
Apr 2, 2009
"We were dying from the moment we were born..."

Confidential Confessions chronicles the lives of corrupted adolescents as they deal with their complex struggles. The interventions of fate has carved a path of destruction for the youth. This manga illuminates what is seen in our post-modern society. Teenagers young and old are encountering issues dealing with civil rights, economic dilemmas, and social pressure. We've seen it all before. The suicidal tendencies of teens and the clash of the sexes. However, this manga is capable of causing an emotional impact in its audience by using fine examples of what we've seen in the past and what we read more
Jan 25, 2009
Death Note meets Gundam Wing. Nonetheless, the fusion between the two animes can only underestimate the greatness that is Code Geass. Yes, this series is jammed-packed with attractive characters, battle scenes, bloodshed, slight romance, and even a little supernatural dose to add to a stereotypical anime. However, Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion is not as stereotypical as it may seemed at first glance.

~[S T O R Y]~ [9]

Initially, I became attracted to the series through the hyperactive fandom that has spread vastly throughout the world of the internet. Only then did I realize that I could not longer resist watching this show. Indeed, read more
Jan 10, 2009
A butler is commonly defined as a male servant who takes charge of providing service to his master and keeping everything proper and organized in the household. Yana Toboso presents a devious twist to the meaning of a Butler, giving the audience on hell of a good show. Excuse the pun.

~[S T O R Y]~ [9]
Viewers have seen it all: servants and masters working as partners in crime, so to speak. The master is devious, and the servant is obedient in general Japanimation. We've seen older men be served by seniors or young children. Yet there is a sense of originality captured in Kuroshitsuji. Never read more
Dec 30, 2008
The animation seems to overpower an exaggerated plot. Viewers who crave cyberpunk animations consisting of time lapses and vicious fight scenes will have a pleasant taste out of this series. Yet there is much of the plot that may leave the audience hungry. Once you take a bite out of my review, you'll understand what I mean.

~[ S T O R Y ]~ [6]
Kurozuka focuses on the concept of immortality along with the quest for the meaning of mortality. Initially, I had assumed a vampiric aspect came into play [Kuromitsu sucking blood for example]. As the series progressed, the aspect grew more scientific. Here we read more
Dec 26, 2008
I have to admit that this anime had failed to impress. I was expecting much more from the plot and the characters, but to my misfortune I had only ended up disappointed. Once I finished viewing the entire series, I was not satisfied with the overall outcome of the characters' journey.

Story: [6]
There is still so many questions the anime has left unanswered. The viewer knows little of the Blue Knight Earl. The plot itself is mainly concentrated on Edgar's need to bear a name with a powerful presence, as well as to fight for his love for Lydia whilst others are after her. There was read more
Dec 24, 2008
The breathtaking animation, the strong and enthralling plot, just the very essence of 5 Centimeters per Second has left me glued to my seat. The movie itself tugged my heartstrings to a point where I was dangerously close to tears at the very end. It goes to show that there is no such thing as a happy ending...for nothing ever really ends.

The trailer for the movie felt attractive to me due to its mysterious romantic aura followed by its miraculous use of art and direction. The animators of the film have taken one step further, producing artistic poetry weaved throughout the entire film. Furthermore, the read more