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Jun 28, 2013
Chihayafuru 2: Impassioned Series

After the groundbreaking success that was Chihayafuru, an anime that introduced us to the world of karuta, it was only natural that we would see a second season. Personally, while I found the original series to be unique, it suffered from two major problems...character focus and pacing. While the second season still suffered from pacing problems, I really feel like the writers got things going in the right direction with its character focus. As an end result, I would without a doubt say that the second season is by far better than its first season...and that's not a slight at the first read more
Jun 28, 2013
Kakumeiki Valvrave: A Liberating Viewing Experience

Okay, I'm going to take off my reviewer hat for this one. While I usually base an anime off of its overall plot, characters, and production elements, I'm going to have to break the mold with this one. This series, I dare say, is so bad, it's good. It's like watching a Michael Bay movie. You know it's bad, but you just can't take your eyes off it.

Kakumeiki Valvrave is perhaps one of, if not, the most cliche mecha anime I've ever seen. You name a mecha anime trope and this series has got it. I'd even call it read more
Jun 27, 2013
Devil Survivor 2: Dubious Massacre Too

After Seiji Kishi's wildly successful anime adaptation of Persona 4, it was only natural we would see him tackle another popular Atlus video game franchise, right? That's what we got with Devil Survivor 2, a 13 episode series produced by a relative unknown in the anime industry, Studio Bridge. Considering the success Kishi had with Persona 4, we could expect the same great things with Devil Survivor 2...ah expectations...how you never cease to fail me.

This series is the very definition of the phrase "all style and no substance." Devil Survivor 2 is a GORGEOUSLY animated series with production values through read more
Jun 27, 2013
Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge: What's Your Fetish?

What happens when you combine Rapunzel and Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni with a generic moe romantic comedy? You get Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge, one of the most awkward anime series I've seen in quite some time. Awkward and campy are the best ways to describe it since trying to put this series into one genre is a damn near impossibility, on top of the odd elements this series tries to explore.

The series revolves around a rather strange junior high student with a hair fetish named Kiri Haimura, a possessor of a pair of scissors known as read more
Jun 8, 2013
RDG: Red Data Girl: Too Much Data And Not Enough Storage

I have to say that this might be the first time I'm genuinely disappointed with a P.A. Works anime. After creating some wildly successful series like Angel Beats and Another, I had reason to believe that P.A. Works could be developing into a strong production company. Unfortunately, I have to chalk RDG up as a dud in their repertoire. I thought with the plot that this series had, it had to the potential to be really good but fell flat in the two biggest aspects...it's story and it's characters.

The biggest problem with this series is read more
May 14, 2013
Shinsekai Yori: From The New World of Great Anime

I have no qualms in coming out and saying Shinsekai Yori (From the New World) was not only one of the best anime of 2012, but it was one of the best anime I have ever seen. Very rarely does a series come along and floor me with its overall quality. The story, art, music, voice actors and characters were all downright fantastic. I still can't get over much this anime consumed my attention, so much so that I finished all 25 episodes in less than 12 hours. I can honestly say that this series was an read more
May 12, 2013
Azumanga Daioh - Azumazing Show!

It's hard to believe that 11 years have passed since this breathtaking series came along and became the staple for anime comedy for the past decade. You can tell that shows like Nichijou, Lucky Star, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, Acchi Kocchi, and many other anime comedies were built around the realistic high school sketch comedy that this series has inspired. Going into this series, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about it since I didn't particularly care for the animation style, but I soon learned that this series goes far beyond it's cheap animation.

Azumanga Daioh's plot is read more
Apr 15, 2013
Preliminary
Armitage III: Where's Armitage 1 and 2?

Okay, so let me get this straight...it's 1995. There's this anime about a hot, skimpily dressed cybernetic police officer with her large, strong as hell partner trying to stop a terrorist that's trying to shake the political scales of the world in the distant, but not too distant future? Oh, Ghost In The Shell, right? Well, you're half-right, but the anime I'm referring to is a 4 episode OVA called Armitage III...which in all actuality came out before Ghost In The Shell.

At any rate, the plot revolves around a former Chicago police officer named Ross Sylibus, who is read more
Apr 4, 2013
One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e - True Stories: Completely Fictional

This title is a lie! These are not true stories! On top of that, One? There is not just one love interest. There are three. Get it right, Arms! At any rate, wow...I'm reviewing TWO hentai in less than 24 hours? It's times like these that I ask myself, "are you lonely? Are you desperate?" lol, I'm only kidding. In all honesty, I wanted to knock these out before the spring anime season hits hard. For those that are wondering what I'm talking about, I watched and reviewed Suika before watching this and I mentioned on my read more
Apr 4, 2013
Suika (Anime) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
Suika: Not Your Typical "Watered" Down Hentai

Am I reviewing a hentai? Well, yes...yes I am...and I'm not sure why I feel a little embarrassed about that. Since I am a pretty big fan of Key's animations and KyoAni projects, I decided to try something a little more hardcore. You know, something like Clannad except with a little more sex. Well, I can honestly say in all my years of watching anime and yes, even hentai, Suika is probably one of the closest I've found in the hentai genre that's been able to follow the same mold as a Clannad, Kanon, or ef-a tale of memories/melodies.

While read more