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Jun 24, 2019
a lot of these reviews are based on personal taste and it kinda rubbed me the wrong way so here i am.

the short of it is that i enjoyed reading this. it's mature, but not gritty; fun, but not dismissive. i recommend it to anyone with a strong stomach and a mature mind. keep reading for a more in-depth review.

quick background to help explain my reasoning: i grew up reading trashy and harmful bl with every toxic trope you can imagine and enjoyed it. as i matured, i started to see those faults and my tastes have changed accordingly, HOWEVER, i can appreciate unsavory plots read more
May 12, 2014
i'll keep this as brief as possible.

first, i love this mangaka. as with most of her work, her plots ans heroines are refreshing takes on old cliches. that said, i was rather disappointed with this one. there was a lot of build up for a very anticlimactic ending.

the art is really pretty, the characters are interesting (albeit a bit underdeveloped), and the story is lacking. my verdict: a nice smutty romance that doesn't quite deliver.
Mar 28, 2014
i'd like to keep in mind that i am reviewing this piece as pornography. having said that, this is one of the better OVAs i have seen. i recommend it to fans of hardcore BL and shota.

what you can expect: ridiculous plot (as custom to most porn), barely-there character-development, gratuitous wet sounds, bdsm, buckets of semen (lol), really pretty art/animation, and pretty good voice-acting.

overall, i enjoyed it (much more than Boku no Pico). i thought it was relatively tasteful and cute. i'd also like to mention that i adore Kuro!
Mar 13, 2014
Preliminary
Not worth your time.

While the art is very pretty and well done, the plots and characters are pathetic. There is next to zero character development (even for a compilation of one-shots). Every story feels incredibly hasty and sloppy, not to mention generic as well as predictable. There are many sappy, smutty shoujo manga far better than this, so take it from me and skip this one.
Jun 29, 2010
Enzai (Anime) add (All reviews)
Being that this is an OVA to a game title, I treat it as such: a supplement to the game.

It's definitely not for the faint of heart as it contains very graphic (though censored) scenes of rape, sex, and sodomy. The mature content aside, the story is compelling and has good character development (although compressed to due to time constraints).

If you want hardcore BL/yaoi, Enzai doesn't disappoint (believe me). The story is also enjoyable.

This OVA only does well as a supplement to the game (as it is based on the game's "good" ending and as such can be seen as a spoiler of sorts).
Nov 8, 2009
First of all, i've not finished the manga...

The story holds fairly true to the manga, with some details swapped around. The animation is good quality and easy to look at, which is great considering the delay of adaptation. Each character that makes an appearance has been given a good amount of depth and the story unravels quite nicely. Tohru's personality has been preserved very well which makes for enjoyable exchanges throughout the series.

It does seem rushed at some points and lagging at other, though obviously due to time constraints. It doesn't leave things off horribly at the end, so it does well as an anime read more
Nov 8, 2009
Clannad (Anime) add (All reviews)
THIS. Now this is how anime should be! The story is interesting to follow, it has great otaku-friendly moments and the seriousness and depth of it allow you to leave this world into theirs. The direction is awesome, artwork is pretty, characters are very well-developed. This series does justice to the game and then some. Don't go watching it unless you're ready to be engulfed in realism and drama. It's not overly done, but it's hardly a casual-watch. Overall, watch it if you haven't already.
Nov 8, 2009
Wanted (Manga) add (All reviews)
A oneshot about pirates. More of a romance that an adventure, it's definitely a read for fans of Matsuri Hino. The pirates are believable and lovable, there's plenty of piracy in this volume to contrast the shojo-ness and it's fun to read. It's not for someone looking to find a pirate tale, rather for a shojo-fan looking for something a little different. It's not a common theme in shojo, so it's a refreshing new story that's re-readable.
Nov 8, 2009
okay okay okaaaay!
an actual review...

Honestly, it progresses a little too fast. Which makes some of it hard to follow. The story is pretty interesting at first but tries to hard (or not hard enough) to draw in the audience. Tomoya's personality is conflicting and inconsistent which makes things a bit confusing and make him out to be too sensitive.

The story stops being realistic at some point and drops you into the future where it seems events SHOULD have explained the situation, leaving most of it to your own imagination. It's not too well written and definitely leaves a lot of questions to be answered.

If read more
Nov 8, 2009
The long-awaited anime-adaptation of the manga...

It begins with a brief introduction into Ritsuka's life as a new transfer student. He seems a suicidal and mentally bored kid at first glance, but the story drags the audience into his dark past: amnesia and the murder of his elder brother. The estranged relationship with Soubi is the typical seme-uke one, with a twist of masochism.

Ritsuka is forced into the world of Septimal Moon by Soubi, as they become closer as friends and even more. The addition of characters is very natural as they each show up with their own purpose, save for Sleepless who seem to have read more