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Sep 29, 2013
*This review comes from a fan of the video games.*
When an anime of Hyperdimension Neptunia was announced, I got excited. I’m a fan of the series (except for the first game; that game was terrible) so naturally I was really looking forward to the anime. The games played well, the dialogue scenes had great graphics, and the characters were likeable for the most part. Depending on if you’re a fan of moe or not, you can even say the voice acting is a strong point. However, the gameplay is what truly kept me playing the games. Western reviewers even praised the RPG gameplay of read more
Mar 10, 2013
Lucky Star at the time of me watching it was the one I had heard the most about. The people in my university’s anime club mentioned it all the time whenever we played anime-related games. My online friends have also told me about it as well as a couple of my classmates. After getting really bored one day I decided to blitz through the series. I now understand why everyone has seen this anime: It has to be the biggest love letter to anime fans ever! Cute girls, an otaku main character, and anime and video game references. Here are my thoughts on it:

Story:
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Nov 10, 2012
This is the first modern-day anime I watched. Every other anime I've seen up to that point has been before 2005 so I didn't know what to expect. With my limited anime knowledge going into watching it, this is the first time I've seen an anime that focused on normal life and also the first one that wasn’t fantasy or magic based.

Story:
This anime focuses on normal life so there's no real need for a story. The story has no effect on the score.

Story - 6

Art:
The art style is good for the most part. Maybe I'm just not used to the thin edges in this anime read more
Nov 6, 2012
Cardcaptor Sakura up to this point the only anime I’ve watched in both English and Japanese. But I think everyone knows which version is superior and this is especially true for Cardcaptor Sakura and even MORE so in North America. So I’m obviously doing the Japanese version. So let’s get started:

Story:
This is Cardcaptor Sakura’s weakest point. The story is: Sakura accidentally scatters magical cards across town and it’s up to her to get them back. She’s aided by the guardian of the book Keroberos who offers her advice. She has to collect the cards because an unknown catastrophe will befall the world if she doesn’t. read more