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Feb 25, 2013
(Spoiler Free)
A misleading title is one of my only qualms with this series. Far from being some sort of ecchi comedy, xxxHolic was one of the most thought provoking, moving, and beautiful animes I've had the pleasure of viewing.

The roots of the show are set deep in the grounds of Japanese folklore. Fans of the animated movie Spirited Away or of animes like Natsume Yuujinchou are sure to love the world of spirits and mysteries crafted in xxxHolic.

The story is mostly episodic with numerous different stories taking palce over 1 or 2 episodes each. While I usually prefer serial animes with longer arcs, xxxHolic read more
Feb 12, 2013
It should be noted that this series is a tragedy, if you don't already know. If you're after a sweet romance, look elsewhere. If you're looking for a horror series with yanderes and blood galore, you should also look elsewhere. If youre looking for an ecchi harem, you might not be dissapointed at first...but you'll feel guilty by the end of the series.

This really begs the question, who is this show for exactly? The only answer I can come up with is bitter lesbians. yes. By the end of this series you too will walk away with such a hatred men everywhere that with read more
Jan 16, 2013
(Minor Spoilers)
As I watched the first episode of Chuunibyou, I remember saying to myself "great...another Haruhi Suzumiya clone" and while there are distinct similarities between the two animes, I'm thrilled that I kept watching and gave Chuunibyou the chance it deserved.

There isnt much of a story or plot for much of the show, episodes usually introduce new characters or develop existing ones by way of crazy slice of life situations. That is untill the second half of the series, when much of the shows stellar humor is traded for an impressive romance, and all star character development. While I found myself missing the side splitting read more
Jan 15, 2013
(No Spoilers)
Sword Art Online is not the greatest anime ever made, as some 13 year old girls will tell you, neither is it a worthless ripoff of the .hack// series as others would say. But it is, in my most humble opinion, the best anime I've seen this season, and one I'll remember for years to come.

The story, as you may have heard, involves the characters being stuck in a virtual reality MMO, this concept is not wholly original, as mentioned the .hack// and a few other shows have taken this route before. However no other show in this 'genre' has ever immersed me in read more
Oct 8, 2012
If youre reading this review before watching the show, do yourself a favor and skip episodes 2 - 7, as these are the bulk of the infamous "endless eight" episodes, which are almost exactly the same in every way.

I cannot, in any sense, justify the endless eight's existense, and it shows in my score/review of this season. Despite a small number of other reviewer's attempts at excusing these episodes: "theyre all a little different!" "its so you really get the tired feeling of the characters!", please believe me when I say that these episodes are completely unnecessary and better off skipped.

Im not implying that the read more
Oct 7, 2012
Well most people will tell you that this is a show that you'll either fall in love with or completely hate, and judging from most other reviews you can see thats pretty much the case. I However found myself in the unusual position of finding The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya to be just "ok". Maybe a little better than average.

If I had to compare this show to one other, it would be like watching only the happy, carefree moments of Higurashi(if you havnt seen this show I highly reccomend it btw, a 10/10 if ever there was one). And the mysterious plots and supernatural themes read more