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Jun 28, 2009
This is the best anime ever made.

Why?

Because it isn't anime.

There aren't any anime conventions in it. There is no anime soundtrack. There are no schoolgirls, no tsundere, no moe, no giant robots.

This is a TV show.

Anyone can watch it and enjoy it.

It has a plot, but it's also episodic so you can just sit down and watch it.

It's about bounty hunters, something Sergio Leone made popular--and put to good use here.

The characters are well put together with distinctive personalities (and an Homage to Lupin). Bruce-lee-esque Spike that looks like he's out of a 70s action flick, a Tarantino Movie, and stole his wardrobe from read more
Jun 27, 2009
Preliminary
So, do you want an ending to the Higurashi saga that is enjoyable, makes sense, and isn't full of government conspiracy, retconning, and actually has a sense of paranoia and sadness to it?

Well, skip the first episode which is just stupidity meant to ligthen the mood after two seasons of bloodshed and loli murder.

What has been done is a rather fresh and melancholy take on the series that finally wraps up the "mystery" behind Hinamizawa in a series of very well plotted episodes that solely focus on Rika Furude being trapped in an alternate Hinamizawa where none of the events of Showa 58 happened read more
Jun 27, 2009
Preliminary
The basic rule of anime is that if something is perfect the first go around, you will only fuck it up if you come back and make more of it. The second rule is that fans will watch it, regardless. The third rule is that message board fucktards will defend it like the honor of their dead mother who perished in a tragic incident involving a horse dong...

But I digress.

Clearly after the endless hype, the teasing, the disinformation, the creators of Haruhi have managed to shit out three stunningly mediocre episodes of a 'sequal' [sic] to the original show that managed to be somewhat quirky, read more
Jun 8, 2009
Naruto (Anime) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
Proof that I will watch just about anything, or rather that I once had nothing better to do than watch this crap while waiting for Squidbillies to come on (Unknown Hinson fangirl).

In either case, there are few anime out there that evoke a visceral reaction like Naruto. Sure there is Inuyasha and you can get your eyes clawed out by yaoi fangirls for calling them closet lesbians, but no other anime has started a craze of shut ins wearing orange sweatsuits and headbands to school like Naruto.

See, a uniform code is not just for keeping Crips and Bloods from wearing gang colors to school.

Naruto read more
May 29, 2009
Do you like tits?

Do you like guro?

Do you want to see women and men get brutally murdered?

(remember, tho, it's only guro if it's women)

Well, this is as close to a guro anime you'll get in the mainstream. Lucy/Nyu is a diclonius, which is a pink-haired human female with horns and invisible arms called "vectors" that slice and dice shit into bloody puddles of guts.

Lucy gets pissed off because she's a diclonius queen, is being experimented on, and escapes a research facility after massacring an army of security guards and a cute secretary who is in the wrong place at the wrong time (remember the read more
May 29, 2009
Preliminary
Watched a few of these last night.

So, what is this about?

Middle school girls with bodies of able-bodied 20 year old women falling in love. Not with each other, or at least for now. It's all straight male-female puppy love first romance kitch. If you think you've seen it before, you probably have.

There is no twist, tho. There is no parallel universe. There are no giant robots. There are no dueling academies, aliens, spaceships, demons, futanari, or miko. There are also no harems, thankfully. What there is, is unrequited love, awkward moments, and lots of cameltoe, boob shots, and other ecchi scenarios with characters who read more
May 18, 2009
K-On! (Anime) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
This is a great guilty pleasure. Really.

If you've seen scanlations of the manga, this is essentially an expanded version of the 8 panel strip with real music and less raunchiness. (sorry, no Mio cameltoe or sensei boob grabs iin this one).

The plot is simple. Four girls start a keion (popular music) club.

The characters equally simple: Yui: klutz, goofy, lazy. Mio: shy, tsundere, moe. Ritsu: token tomboy. Mugi: token rich girl lesbo. Throw in bipolar sensei and painfully cute nee-chan and you have most of the cast.

With that said,. the characters are lovable, the animation style is very lively with evocative gestures (i.e. the read more
Apr 30, 2009
Sola (Anime) add (All reviews)
A sad, short little anime about little precious things.

Yorito loves to photograph clouds. He seemingly lives a normal, if not dazed life. He vistis his sister, Aono in the hospital, who is suffering from an affliction that is never explained. He's friends with a sweet girl, Mana and her sister Koyori.

One morning, while waiting to see the sunrise, he meets a strangely familiar vampire girl, Matsuri.

This is an unusual vampire anime, for a variety of reasons. One being that it doesn't really focus on the vampirism as much as the immortality of the chracters and the pain it can cause them, and the inevitable loss read more
Apr 30, 2009
Preliminary
What's to say? This anime tries to take itself seriously.

But it can't. Because the characters have such massively large jugs that it's like a professor trying to lecture on the role of genocide in 20th century geopolitics while dressed in garters and a pink thong.

Jin is the main character. He and his buddy want to go into space. But then Jin's dad, a shuttle pilot, knocks back a few and kills the entire crew of a shuttle. Or maybe some geese do it. I dunno.

Jin's buddy, and most of earth, understandably hates him for this. Because he surived this crash (he was saved by read more
Apr 29, 2009
So what is this?

It's not entirely absurdist or self indulgent. It's just a very weird coming of age story set about a centerpiece character, Haruhi. Whatever the hell the title means is irrelevant, this anime is very enjoyable even if it doesn't seem to make sense at first.

It's not helped by the fact that the episodes were aired out of order--something that has beeen rectified by the american subbers. Whether the idea to show an anime completely out of order was brilliant or a fucktard idea, I'll forego the details.

Haruhi can do stuff. On the surface she's an overenergetic school girl, who suddenly finds herself read more