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Jul 6, 2010
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (1/12 eps)
As everyone else who has reviewed so far, this is based on one episode, which isn't entirely fair. But I will try anyway since I feel the reviews so far are heavily (and unfairly) one sided for what the anime is.

If you havent seen any episodes yet then I suggest watching the opening sequence, it'll give you a pretty accurate view of what to expect the first episode: Violence, zombies, and pantyshots. Not that I didn't guess this from the poster image on this page. So I wasn't exactly surprised.

So far we've been introduced to most of the main characters, though two were ...
Aug 16, 2009
Chobits (Anime) add
Mixed Feelings
First off, I'd like to say that any CLAMP lover would surely love this. As would (I'm sure) someone who is a bit new to anime, as the typical scenario of a male surrounded by females would not seem as overdone to them. But unfortunately I've seen it so much that it started, for me, on a wrong note.

The characters are a typical setup, which you will quickly notice. Not all anime can have unqiue and well thought out characters, I know, it's just unfortunate. The actual designs are quite appealing in some cases, as far as visuals are concerned. I really liked Chi's overall ...
Aug 8, 2009
Preliminary (10/23 chp)
I'm only part way through, not even half way. But I tell you, the only thing that has kept me going is the fact that I was finding it so darn hilarious. I know that's not what they were aiming for either, but the problem with this manga is fairly simple, and I will explain it.

--Story: 5 --
This is a drama romance, so as far as stories go I guess it isn't too bad. A girl with a hidden past who falls in love with the 'bad boy'. Turns out he is involved with her trauma's, however.

--Art: 5--
I don't want to be too ...
Jul 6, 2009
Bakuman. (Manga) add
Preliminary (Unknown/176 chp)
The story of Bakuman is pretty obvious really... It's a story of two manga lovers trying to make their own anime. But it has a nice twist, or many twists even. With a variety of colourful characters, and a bit of (somewhat strange) romance, Bakuman still manages to stand out.

--Story: 6--
As stated before, the main story is fairly obvious. And in my view, it is not the most enjoyable part of the manga. Even so, many manga readers can relate to the situation the characters are in, which will definitely draw some aspiring mangaka in.

--Art: 10--
The style of art in this manga is very distinctive, ...
Jul 4, 2009
While browsing through an anime mag I noticed a little article on the manga of Ray, and I found the synopsis interesting. When I discovered there was anime, I was also pleased, and (being unable to find manga) I watched it.

--Story: 3--
Sadly the anime resembles a boring soap opera with an anime twist. Though I did watch the entire series, I was not very impressed. No plot twist was unexpected, and none of the scenes/scenario's really stuck out as interesting, apart from one aspect: Ray's past. This was what drew me to the series in the first place, but unfortunately it doesn't play a very ...
Jul 3, 2009
--Story: 9--
The story of a girl searching for "A samurai who smells of sunflowers" sounds terribly simple. Which is fair, that's what it is. But considering what the series aims to give, it's quite suitable. So instead I've based the 'story' on the average rating I'd give each episodes story line. Samurai Champloo often has a different plot/story for each episode, the story spanning over 2 episodes max. Though this may not be suitable for someone interested in a story intense anime, it allows the creators to fill it with much action, humour, and entertainment. Even with the somewhat cliche stories used, they were done ...
Jul 2, 2009
I watched this anime a while ago, but I remember how I felt about it.

--Story: 5--
Was there one? As from wiki "King of Bandits Jing is a series of short, usually disconnected stories starring the young boy who calls himself Jing, the Bandit King. Although Jing's reputation seems to extend throughout the universe of the series, many enemies underestimate him, not expecting the "great" King of Bandits to be a "little kid"."
Quite accurate, a different story each episode. I admit, a few episodes did have a bit of charm to them, and the short romances that Jing experiences in the series were somewhat cute, ...
Jul 1, 2009
Fruits Basket (Anime) add
Watched as a young teen: Loved it
Rewatch as an older teen: Hated it
(somewhat harsh review? please don't be offended)

Sure, when I first watched it I was caught up in the love story, and the humour of the series. I admit it, I was originally a fan! But recently I went back to rewatch what I had once found so brilliant, and I noticed something... I found it 'dreadful'.

It's a shoujo anime. Yes, it has a twist (or perhaps twists?), and a calming sort of mood to it, but almost everything is predictable, and there is certainly nothing appealing (to me) about most of the characters. ...
Jul 1, 2009
Mixed Feelings
I was quite excited Code Geass, which was strange as I'm not usually interested in the sort of "Giant Robot" genre. And I'm certainly no fan of Clamp's designs/art either. I watched, regardless, as there had been a lot of hype surrounding it, and I was quite interested in it based on what I had seen.

Code Geass is a series which left me confused about ow I should feel towards it. On one hand I had just viewed a wonderfully animated, well developed story with nice character designs and some plot twists which drew me in intensely. On the other, I had just viewed an ...
Jul 1, 2009
Elfen Lied (Anime) add
Mixed Feelings
An anime that tackles discrimination, and humanity's fear of what's different with a lot of violence along the way.

The series had a creative new breed of human, called diclonius (consisting of horns and invisible arms that seem to destroy whatever they touch), which I felt to be quite a good design for the purpose of the discrimination, and violence. A good design also if you're into cat ears on anime girls... Though they aren't to be mistaken as such. There was one aspect of the anime which I found very nice: The music. The opening song was eerie and set an excellent tone for ...

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