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Dec 6, 2012
Hunt For The Sword Samurai was a blind buy for me and though very little impressed me or could be considered exciting, it was certainly not a waste of time.

The plot has been regurgitated from dozens of other anime series. A thieving samurai faction has discovered where a magically endowed sword hilt is located and is determinted to make this dojo their next hit. If it was that easy though, they would have been able to overthrow the reigning government officials without competition. However, a young samurai named Shinjuro, a recently promoted headmaster to his samurai dojo, will not idly sit by read more
Nov 30, 2012
Everything that was wonderful about the first season continues on during this second part of the Spice and Wolf saga.

The plot continues where the first season left off. Both Lawrence, our beloved travelling merchant, and Holo, his goddess (literally) travelling companion, continue their adventure to the north in hopes of returning Holo to her native homeland. During their travels, the duo run across old friends and new enemies, making this mecca no easy feat. And of course, Lawerence, being a skilled barterer and sly businessman, attempts to make a few extra coins to ensure they both travel in style and luxury.

There are read more
Nov 22, 2012
Unlike many people, I was unaware of the premise of this series before I started watching this it. I just went off the English title: Yamada's First Time. The image painted in my mind was this cute, blonde, high-school girl, discovering herself with the boy-next-door. Within the first minute of the show, all my expectations were blown out the window.

The series itself is build on the fact that Yamada wants to have 100 sexual partners before graduating high school. WHAT??? That's awesome. Pretty girls want that too!!! The concept is amazing and the events that unfold before her read more
Nov 16, 2012
I feel foolish even trying to write down how good this series actually is. Nothing I can write will truely adhere to the beauty, and awesome splendor that this series is. This is the first review I am writing for a series that I consider to be a genuine masterpiece.

The first aspect I fell in love with is the crystal-like and pure animation style. The minute detail in every cel draws the viewer into a world unlike any seen before. Each blade of grass dances with ten thousand others during a spring breeze. The clouds slowly thicken, shreaded with dozens read more
Nov 7, 2012
Dangaizer 3. Hmmm...where to start??

The plot itself was lacking some serious substance. This may be partially due to the fact that Dangaizer 3 is a four episode OAV and therefore not given enough time to develop, or it may be due to the fact that the writers tried to cover too much ground without the ample ability to properly clearify what was supposed to be happening. Regardless, because of this huge misfire, the veiwer is left unsure and unconvinced of the actions taking place before them.

As the world nears its end, our three main female leads, try to undermine an evil corporation read more
Nov 5, 2012
As with all series, RahXephon had certain aspects that were truely wonderful and captivating, and some that completely missed the mark.

The story unfolded very nicely throughout most of the series. Characters were slowly introducted, each given a moment to demonstrate what role they would be playing, perhaps even given some background knowledge. Each episode covered new, and interesting plot developments, taking its time to explain exactly what was happening, and covering sufficient points to make it all believable. This all changed somewhere near episode 18 or so. For whatever reason the enjoyablely comfortable pace which was unfolding before the veiwer rapidly read more
Oct 16, 2012
Let me start by saying that I had no preconception of what this series was about, or the genres that it would be labelled as. This being said, once the initial episodes were over, I relised that I was watching my first yuri (is that the right word??) What was the first thing that I did when I discovered what I had uncovered?? Looked at the DVD rating of course. PG-13. That to me meant 26 episodes of cutsy girls and no skin. This made me sad.

I wanted to dislike it. I wanted to turn it off. read more
Oct 12, 2012
Many things in life have made me stand up and cheer. A goal in overtime, my daughter learning to crawl, an amazing encore at an Alkaline Trio concert. Now, after watching s-CRY-ed, I have a new reason to cheer.

The intro credits blast a mixture between a Mexican mariarchi band and jazzy rock number. You find yourself head bobbing while being caught up in character profiles and fight scenes. You're hooked before the first word is ever spoken. And then the series begins.

Right off the bat, you are introduced to our main lead character, Kazuma. He's not your typical hero. read more
Sep 12, 2012
I am very skeptical when it comes to "new" anime. I will be the first to admit that I believe animes glory days were found in the late 90's and early 2000's. But once in a while I'll break from my skeptisism and venture outside my comfort zone. Rideback was my break from the usual.

Immediatly with the opening credits I was hooked. A somewhat techo-pop song rips through my body, shattering all other introductions, and with its stunning visuals and perfectly blended 3D graphics, grabs my attention like it hasn't been grabbed in a while. The main lead, Rin, tears read more
Sep 6, 2012
The Slayers Motion Picure felt like a quick after-thought from the outstanding orignal "The Slayers" TV series.

Though the plot was pretty straight forward and even somewhat thought out, I felt as if everything was rushed. I have never been one who overly cares if a series spends hours developing the characters within, but if I hadn't already seen the TV series I would have no idea who these people are and why they are doing what they are doing.

The art throughout also seems a little less vibrant, using darker shades of all previous colors. Even Lina herself was less imaculate then before. read more