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Jan 4, 2010
Soukyuu no Fafner is an anime full of good ideas that could have been even better with some adjustments here and there.

The world of Fafner combines elements of Evangelion (Festum = Angels), Gundam (teenage pilots and "real robot" action), and even Star Wars (Mir = The Force) to create an original flavor. Shades of Huxley's "Brave New World" can be seen in the too-idyllic Tatsumiyajima setting, and the characters themselves spend a lot of time absorbed in philosophical thoughts and arguments. Unfortunately, the plot isn't quite as unique as the setting, and it's a little slow to develop - but in the second half read more
Mar 9, 2008
Kanon '06 - a remake of a romantic drama based on a popular H visual novel. As a fan of shonen mecha and action series, I really had no business checking Kanon out, but my friends' constant recommendations and KyoAni's good reputation forced me into it. Now that it's over, I can confidently say that Kanon was a ride that was worth taking.

Story -- The overall story can feel a bit slow at times as it gets heavily involved in character development, but every second of airtime is meaningful - nothing is wasted here. The arcs for each individual main character all contain some excellent read more