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Mar 29, 2014
This review is more or less spoiler free.

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I found Hamatora to be a fairly enjoyable anime series with an interesting enough story and characters to keep me invested and engaged. While I am fond of it, the plot undoubtedly suffered from lack of direction and generally poor execution, which is unfortunate because the concept, albeit unoriginal, was interesting and had a lot of potential left to realise - which I hope season 2 will accomplish. As it is, Hamatora isn’t terrible but it isn’t particularly great either, just slightly above average.

Moving on, the main character, Nice, strikes me as a somewhat interesting character due to read more
Jul 15, 2013
Suisei no Gargantia is something of an oddity to me. As another brainchild of Gen, you can pretty much expect an interesting concept right of the bat, and that part is true - the concept of the anime is really interesting - however, while it has what I'll vaguely refer to as the "right stuff" it is not as good as it could be, and not for a lack of ability on the studio's part, but rather choice. I'll try to explain what I mean without too many spoilers.

The story of Suisei no Gargantia largely revolves around two characters, Ledo and Amy, taking place in read more
May 10, 2013
Preliminary
Contrary to what MAL and other sources may say, Kakumeiki Valvrave (or Valvrave the Liberator - whichever tickles your fancy more) is in fact a parody anime. You might be confused as to why I am asserting this given how this anime isn't classed as such and actually appears to make an attempt at some more mature themes, but let us take a closer look at the story. And before you deem this review unhelpful based on the low score I've given the show, I might as well you right now that while I do in fact enjoy the anime, it is no discernable way read more
May 5, 2013
Mario (Manga) add (All reviews)
In 1998 Masashi Kishimoto's career had yet to take off. This was a time before Naruto had entered serialisation, a time by which Kishimoto had run into some walls early on in career as any starting manga-ka would trying to get a shōnen manga serialised with Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine. Believe it or not, before his hit manga Naruto took the world by storm, Kishimoto was on the ropes and on the verge of giving up on the shōnen genre altogether and wanted to try his hand at a seinen manga. You guessed it, that series was Mario, an unpublished manga that predates even read more
Mar 23, 2013
Shinsekai yori is truly a great series. I've been wanting to write this review for a long time but I decided to wait until the series finished to do so as to write an accurate and coherent review as possible. After 6 months and 25 wonderful episodes, here it is. I will do my best to keep this review spoiler free.

Adapted of the novel by Kishi Yūsuke, Shinsekai Yori tells a story of a civilisation set one thousand years in the future. Mankind has evolved into beings capable of a obscure power known as "Juryoku" or Cantus, a powerful psychic power that makes the read more
Feb 20, 2013
Guilty Crown, in my humble opinion, is by no means a bad series but it certainly isn't an amazing series either. MAL reviews tend to be rather polar opposites when it comes to season hit series and Guilty Crown is no exception: either you loved it, or you hated it. There doesn't appear to be much of a middle ground. As for myself, well I'm one of the few that's stuck between the haters and the fanboys.

To start, let's get the obvious points out of the way. I think it's fair to say that the general consensus is that the art of Guilty Crown is read more
Jun 22, 2012
Influenced heavily by Journey to the West, Dragonball follows the journey of the world's most popular anime and manga character of all time: Son Goku, the innocent yet powerful hero we follow on his adventures as he and his friends explore the mysterious world in search of the seven Dragonballs.

Contrary to common believe, Dragonball is not all about fighting. No, it is about much, much more than that. Dragonball is story of great adventure, friendship, pain and suffering and love. Most of today's seemingly generic morals in series such as "protecting nakama" or "never giving up" are derived from Toriyama's brilliance in this series. read more