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May 22, 2015
A few years ago Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, one of the finest manga ever made, was finally given the anime treatment it deserved. The cheesy dialogue, ultra-violence, manly men, and fabulous posing manifested into a hand that grabbed me by the balls, dragged me through a whole season of some of the best action of recent years, and left me begging for more.

Stardust Crusaders, to me, is a little more reserved in how manly it is. It still has the posing, ridiculously proportioned men, and ove-the-top shounen dialogue but it doesn’t have the impact the action of the first season had. If you’ve read my read more
May 22, 2015
There is a lot to like about the ambitious cyberpunk anime Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Based on the movie Ghost In The Shell, this series fleshes out some of the characters seen in the film, and adds a lot more. It has tons of stand alone episodes, but there is an overarching story about a mysterious hacker known only as the Laughing Man, the mystery of which is solved over the course of the 26 episodes.

Story
While a lot of anime take a simple, and sometimes cliched approach to the story, this anime takes a very complex approach to each individual story told. read more
May 22, 2015
Elfen Lied is an anime that opens up with a sequence of a naked girl cutting people into pieces, seemingly with her mind, for about eight minutes. This sequence then leads to an episode replete with comedy and moments that make you smile. As the anime progresses though you lose that smile on your face as you are suddenly quite sad because everything’s so bloody screwed up. Every characters past comes to light and you suddenly can’t tell what side to take, you don’t know who you want to survive or die. It’s an anime that builds itself to be depressingly sad, and it’s the read more
May 22, 2015
Ergo Proxy is an anime that does a number of things right. First of all, it is an adult anime that treats its’ viewer as adults. There are no boob jokes or typical anime fair, it’s a lot of philosophical and biblical things that make up a good portion of the show. The show does a good job of being intelligent, though sometimes this comes off as totally insane. The ending is a typical anime ending that leaves you scratching your head, but the ending comes too abruptly and right out of left field, leaving you scratching your head even longer than usual. Think Big read more
May 22, 2015
FLCL (Anime) add (All reviews)
FLCL is the single strangest piece of animation I’ve ever seen, period. What makes it so strange is not just the plot, but the characters, the setting, the animation, the sound: everything about this anime makes about as much sense as…well, nothing. It’s not totally incoherent and you can follow the plot, but new plot threads are introduced every episode and whatever the plot actually is, it just doesn’t matter because by the end, your mind is blown.

Story
I can’t even rate the story of this show because I’m too confused by it. I don’t want to give the story a good or bad rating though read more
May 22, 2015
Trinity Blood fails in almost every respect. It doesn’t start like this though, it actually starts pretty good. The world is neat, the plot looks like it will go to cool places, and the two main characters, Esther Blanchett (a nun whose church has been destroyed by vampires) and Abel (a priest who works for the Vatican and fights vampires) are totally likeable. We’ll get to flaws in their characters as the show progresses later on, but all I can say here in the intro is that it starts off promising, so promising, but ends in failure.

Story
The story, as stated, starts with promise. The war read more
May 22, 2015
Gurren Lagann is arguably one of the greatest anime series of all time, and for good reason. I just started watching it yesterday. And I got through all 27 episodes in the course of the past thirty-six hours. It was that freaking good. There are so many things that have been said about this anime that I know when I say them they will sound repetitive, but you hear these things for good reason. This is a series that as a fan of anime, I can safely say has something for everyone.

Story
Gurren Lagann does not have the greatest story of any anime. The situations we read more
May 22, 2015
Madoka is something I personally can enjoy looking back at my childhood of Cardcaptor Sakura. It is deeply moving and is exploitative of the fact that these girls go out and do what they do, yet never actually think about the fact that they could die. It’s a heavy concept that Madoka deals out quite well, it comes together and is impactful to the viewer. The problem’s with Madoka lie in the ending that leaves me scratching my head. And while I know that I have commended anime for this before, that I enjoy anime with really odd endings, this one is odd in the read more
May 22, 2015
Story
The story of Aria The Scarlet Ammo is very basic. Kinji Tohyama goes to a school for butei, or as we like to call them in America, detectives. He ends up being targeted by the Butei Killer who tries to take him down by attaching a bomb to his bicycle and sending killer segways with machine guns attached to them after him. As you can tell, this anime doesn’t take itself very seriously. He meets a pink haired girl named Aria and together they go on wonderful adventures in order to clear the name of Aria’s mother, who has been sentenced to jail for thousands read more
May 22, 2015
Story
The story revolves around Ryuuji and Taiga. Taiga wants to admit her love to Kitamura and accidentally puts a love letter in Ryuuji’s bag instead of Kitamura’s. Next thing he knows, Ryuuji is helping Taiga get together with the class president. And to put it simply, lots of complications get in the way, including the growing affections between Taiga and Ryuuji which leads to a fantastic, dramatic, and sad ending that is sure to stay with you for a long time.

The story isn’t amazingly amazing, but it’s good for a romance. It has a lot of good situations for the characters to grow and get read more