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Feb 7, 2014
If you like cooking anime such as Cooking Master Boy, Yakitate Japan and the likes; this anime is definitely a must-watch. Mister Ajikko is THE FIRST cooking anime; is even said to be the origin of the cooking show Iron Chef.

Story: Youichi - a young boy who is an exceptional as well as self-confident cook and takes pride in his cooking - encounters chefs and cooking personalities and competes with them.
The plot in its basic lines is not so different from other well known examples of its genre. Like Mao in Chuuka Ichiban, the protagonist is young and very talented (Also there ...
Jul 9, 2013
I wasn't planning on writing a review for this series. The show is older and many valuable and to the point reviews have already been written. I started re-watching the series on the weekend and as usual when it ended I was left wishing for more. Then I checked recommendations on MyAnimeList and was directed to Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!. I watched it. These two series are really not on the same wave length. Yes, in both the circumstances leave a male relative caring for the child/ren of another, and yes they both do grapple with changed lifestyle and added responsibilities. But really they ...
Jun 28, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Maji Love 2000% picks up the story where the first season left off. After making their - successful - debut, they are supposed to pick up the pace and become even more successful. They are to follow a special program while pursuing their careers.
I did read all the reviews before me, the general consensus seems to be that it is as good as if not better than the first season. I do not share that opinion.
In my opinion:

Story: While the story wasn't brilliant - not that I expected it from this anime - the first season, there was indeed more plot. To start ...
May 17, 2013
Story: With a chin that would make Jay Leno blush and a nose that would leave Corporal Klinger wanting, Akagi is a mysterious 13 year old that tumbles into the middle of a yakuza Mahjong game one late night, where a mediocre Mahjong player is trying to absolve himself of his gambling debts. The entrance of the weird kid, (who is running around in the dead of the night wet as a fish fresh out of water) provides a welcome break for the gambler who is almost at the end of his wits. The story unfolds from there.
Akagi, even though he doesn’t know the ...
May 8, 2013
I like watching sports anime. People who know me and have accepted the fact that I am a hardcore couch-potato find this hilarious. But the irony doesn't end there. I am a member of minority who does not possess a driving license nor has the faintest clue about driving.
After my Yawara "Brain-Imploding-Annoyance-Rage" I was rather desperate. There were very few sports animes left I hadn't watched yet. And I was - still am actually, I can't take bludgeoned faces!- digging my heels in not to watch Hajime no Ippo.
Barring any alternatives I gave in to desperation and started watching Initial D though in ...
Apr 28, 2013
I am by no means an anime-connoisseur. I tried to watch Death Note and Berserk because it is so highly recommended but it was too intense for my taste. I am mentioning it here so that it may serve as a measuring stick. That said, now to Hakkenden.
Without revealing too much, Shino Inuzuka who is the focal point of this anime, is an 18 year old stuck in the body of a 13 year old due to demonic sword Murasame. Around Shino are his companions whose connections to each other are still not 100% clear as of the end of the first season. ...
Mar 24, 2013
The genre sport anime usually evolves around a genius of the trade, his/her circumstances, friends, rivals and sometimes love interest, who grows with every new challenge. Although very enjoyable, most of the times expecting any sense of realism would be a little naive. Think of Eyeshield 21, Prince of Tennis, Kuroko no Basket, One Outs or Ookiku Furikabutte; to name a few.
In my opinion, what makes Giant Killing great is the fact that the story, the pace, the characters are very realistic, almost real-life-like.

The plot/story is all about the soccer of the fictional team of East Tokyo United catalyzed by the former player ...
Yawara! (Anime) add (All reviews)
Feb 7, 2013
This is not a sports anime really. The story is about a Judo prodigy named Yawara, who doesn't really like the idea of doing Judo. But it is sort of the family trade and she doesn't have the - I am going to go with the word backbone here for the lack of a better description - to put her foot down so she does Judo even though she strongly dislikes the idea. But hey, everybody else seems to love the idea that she does it, so she does it.
This is the whole plot of this anime. It is said in the description on ...