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Dec 12, 2008
Have you ever wondered what your dreams possibly meant? How about your nightmares? And have you ever wished there was someone who could help you with them?

Enter Hiruko, a dream-eater demon. He interprets and helps people with their nightmares at the condition that he gets to eat the nightmares afterwards. He doesn’t go hungry, because there are plenty of unfortunate folk seeking his help.

There is no general plot that I can see yet, and every chapter seems to deal with a different client and case, so it’s great if you like oneshots. The cases are all very interesting, and entering the nightmares is the best read more
Dec 6, 2008
Let’s start with plot. When I heard that it consisted of an all-girls boarding school and a sword fighting tournament, it all sounded like an excuse for yuri and action scenes. Which is cool, I guess, but I wasn’t expecting much when I picked it up at the bookstore and seriously debated whether it was worth paying for.

It surpassed my expectations. The story hasn’t shown itself to be horribly complex or original yet, but it has its merits. It is completely littered with jokes and puns, and very enjoyable to read, and I’m not even a comedy sort of person. Oh, and yes, yuri read more
Nov 16, 2008
This was, overall, a pretty enjoyable read. It was funny at all the right places, but without getting too cheesy.

Its weakest point is probably its plot. It’s very vague and doesn’t have any set goals. It also makes numerous references to previous instalments in the .hack franchise, so it can be a tad confusing if you haven’t watched .hack//SIGN or played the games. The conclusion is weak, and left me feeling mildly unsatisfied. But there is some intriguing mystery and interesting twists. However, on the other hand, vague unending plots are the very essence of MMORPGs.

The characters are great. The art is amazing, and as read more
Nov 16, 2008
Well, let me start by confessing that fact that I’ve only read the first volume. Not out of a lack of interest, but out of a lack of access. I’m still trying to either hunt down the others or save money and get them shipped.

I love what I’ve seen so far though. The mangaka seems to be trying to provide an unbiased view on things like sexual harassment, drugs, and suicide. The cold, brutal, truth, so to speak. None of that Moral Ed stuff where they practically brainwash you and tell you exactly what to do in what situation, but the things that really happen read more
Nov 16, 2008
Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t remain indifferent to Elfen Lied. It’s a highly memorable anime, and a definite must-see.

It’s only fair to warn you - it’s not for the faint of heart. There’s a lot of gore and blatant nudity, all displayed in the most casual matter. Still obviously fanservice, but they manage to pull it off without looking like they’re trying too hard. The violence is mind-blowing, and being completely ripped apart limb-from-limb happens to be the most common cause for death. In short, they forgot how to censor. A bold move, and it had me really close to exiting read more
Nov 15, 2008
This has to be one of the messiest anime I’ve ever seen. Starting in a traditional high school setting and then suddenly throwing in mecha-fied Shintoism, this manages to make itself yuri. Okay then. And I guess it’s not supposed to make much sense, since all of the citizens in the town manage to go into denial about all supernatural happenings. Right.

Despite this awkward first impression, I enjoyed it. :)

The fanservice gets kind of annoying after a while, or in my case, within the first five minutes. But if fanservice is what you want, then you won’t be disappointed. Otherwise, read on.

The odd plot read more
Nov 13, 2008
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Madlax’s similarities to Noir kind of turned some people off, and it really IS like Noir. Except I found it better, and quite different in enough aspects to make it worth watching. It’s not JUST a repeat of Noir. Trust me.

Alright, so the plot started out a bit slow, and that was kind of annoying. At 26 episodes, it drags. But if it had been condensed into 13, it wouldn’t have fit. So 26 it is. It is infuriating how it takes forever for the characters to meet up, but our interest is maintained through means of some pretty cool gunfights. When things eventually do read more
Nov 13, 2008
I was drawn to this anime because of Kannazuki, to be completely honest. It concluded very well, but I wanted to see more. I guess I got it, because Kaon (Chikane) is as awesome as ever, if not better. Other than that, it was kind of hard to sit through until the very end.

Kyoshiro is basically a blend of all of Kaishaku’s previous works. It doesn’t work to its full potential unless you’re familiar enough with all of them to appreciate the references, since it doesn’t have much plot of its own. Well, it does, and it does make coherent sense, but it’s nothing special. read more
Nov 12, 2008
What started as a rather average-looking show turned into one of the best things I’ve ever stumbled upon. I first started watching with little to no expectations, and nothing about the first two episodes really struck me as special. I changed my mind.

The plot is amazingly well-done, thought-out, and has just enough twists and revelations to keep you interested without confusing or frustrating you, since the viewer does know more about what’s going on that most of the characters. Only qualm I have with the plot is how it’s kind of divided into two arcs, but in the end the story development turned out to read more