Back to waterfalls's Profile waterfalls's Profile

Dec 15, 2009
This review is unnecessary. Whether or not you'll watch this depends on what you thought of the previous movies, not on these reviews. Yet, I feel like reviewing it anyway.


This could have been an excellent anime if there was money left over from the apparently massive animation budget to hire a decent writer. Conversely, this could have been entertaining if the animation and voice acting matched the writing. As it is, I give this a rating of "what."

Fighting scenes are animated well, but ridiculous. I can handle super mecha, and I can handle people crossing swords all the time, but constantly ending up with crossed read more
Dec 11, 2009
Simoun (Anime) add (All reviews)
Simoun takes place in a world in which god loves yuri so much that he made everyone female to start out with -- people can choose their sex later -- and made magic aircraft that only work in the presence of yuri. The magic aircraft can be used to cast spells, which can be used for warfare. If that's too weird for you, then you should probably go elsewhere.

The be honest, I'm not entirely sure whether or not I myself enjoyed Simoun. I definitely had my palm on my face too often for me to unequivically call it "good." For example: a young girl becomes read more
Nov 25, 2009
First of all, it's not really Lord of the Flies in space. I didn't like that, but I did like this.

This is by the director for Code Geass and Planetes. It's more like Planetes than Geass.

Animation is mediocre. If you want to watch something for the animation, I suggest Tekkon Kinkreet or 5cm/second instead. I do not suggest watching this for action either.

There is little comedy here. Actually, maybe this is a spoiler, but if you're feeling cheerful about something that happened, it's probably so you can be sucker-punched in five seconds.

What Infinite Ryvius does have is lots of drama, lots of characters, lots of read more
Oct 24, 2009
Preliminary
I normally wouldn't consider writing a review of something I had only seen 4/24 of, but for this, I'll make an exception, because it has a high rating but I found it about as enjoyable as a kick in the balls.

This series appears to be targeted at people who want lots of guys crossdressing with hints of yaoi. That's not me, but it explains the rating of this series to some extent. If that's what you want, you might like this show.

The plot and characters also bother me. The main character is all style and no substance. On the other hand, if you want to read more
Sep 9, 2009
Read Or Die is a short, well made, unserious anime, with lots of action using supernatural powers. It's worth watching. Anime watching librarians might especially like it. Animation is sort of "older-style" but well done. Characterization is done fairly well, but with the number of characters and short length of the OVA, they can only be given so much depth.

This is something to consider the next time you want to watch an action anime, that isn't too serious, with unique action using supernatural powers and a somewhat "jazzy" style. However, I would not suggest watching it if you really hate engrish, as there's quite a read more
Aug 1, 2009
If you only like moe, ecchi, or comedy anime, Denno Coil is not for you. If you insist on hacking being somewhat realistic, Denno Coil is not for you. If you are a very serious person who only likes Akira, Grave of the Fireflies, and Serial Experiments Lain, Denno Coil is not for you. If you hate kids, Denno Coil is not for you. Otherwise, I think you should try watching it.

Yasako's voice is, I think, very soothing. It's impressively different from some other characters her voice actor has done.

One notable thing about this anime is that none of the characters have pink hair or read more
Nov 13, 2007
Things go pretty slowly for a while, but if you're watching and wondering if things eventually pick up, well, yes, they do, around ep. 11, and most of what happens is explained, although it's not really anything as complex and sophisticated as Stand Alone Complex and there are certainly a few loose ends and deus ex machinii. (Not as complex as Stand Alone Complex? Just call me Unrealistic Expectations Man.) Normally I drop a show 2 eps in if it doesn't catch my interest, but this is a favorite of one of my friends here, so I kept watching.

What do I think? I think it read more