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009-1 (TV) For all intents and purposes, it's a female anime version of James Bond, even down to the fact that agents are identified by numbers. It's overblown and dubious from time-to-time, but such is the nature of this style. Nevertheless, it's interesting and enjoyable to watch in the same way the Bond movies are. Decent
Araiso Private High School Student Council Executive Committee (OAV) Decent
Bartender (TV) Boring. The animation is pretty, the music nice, the character designs pretty good. But nothing really happens other than me learning a bunch of cocktail recipes. I'm a bit disappointed (admittedly my expectations might have been too high), but at least it's just boring and not awful. Actually, it's a bit like Kokoro Library in that even though nothing is happening, the show still has a charming feel to it. That may be enough to make it worth watching. Maybe. .
Black Blood Brothers (TV) ..
Boys Be... (TV) I was suspecting something cheesy and gimmicky, but it turned out to be more thoughtful and sincere, much to my surprise. The bit of fanservice was oddly out of place, though. . Good
Brighter than the Dawning Blue (TV) The story is mediocre, the characters are mediocre, the art is just bad, quite frankly. . So-so
Burst Angel (TV) Beautiful animation and nice music, but the characters are about as stereotypical as can be, and the costumes are just plain silly. The story also seems to be meandering a bit, but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now and hope it ties together later. On the upside, Jo is cool and some of the fight scenes are pretty nice. I must admit though, Meg's eyebrows are annoying me to a level that is nearly irrational. One's main impression of a show really should not be, "Augh, eyebrows!" ix Good
Coyote Ragtime Show (TV) .
D.Gray-man (TV) It's typical shonen in most ways, but it's nicely done. I'm liking it so far. ... Good
Death Note (TV) As far as plots go, it certainly outranks most of the competition in both depth and darkness. The animation is great, using dark colors that really set the tone for the rest of the show. .
Di Gi Charat (TV) ..
El Cazador de la Bruja (TV) This show is quickly heading towards being a favorite. It's well put-together, and the music is standout. Very good
Excel Saga (TV) Oh. My. God. Very good
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! (TV) WINTER
Perkiness abounds! .
Gunslinger Girl (TV) ...
Hanoka (TV) I like the idea, I just wish it were better executed.
Happiness! (TV) I came in expecting a trainwreck, but it really wasn't all that bad, though a bit slow. Actually, it's fairly enjoyable. Nothing that would ever make a Top 10 list, but a nice show just to sit and watch. ..... Good
Hataraki Man (TV) It's taken me awhile to get to most of the good shows of the Fall season. Why? Because the lame shows got all the hype. Here's another one that I left on the backburner simply because no one was saying anything about it. But I've found I rather like it. Although "Man Switch -- On!" was more than a tad silly, it came off as sufficiently tongue-in-cheek. Good music, quite nice animation, and a very overlooked new show. .. Very good
He Is My Master (TV) .
Hell Girl (TV) I'm quite impressed so far. This one looks to be a good suspense thriller. Though the revenge-of-the-week thing drags a bit, it's well done. The animation and soundtrack are both appealing. ....
Jagainu-kun (TV) Oh wow. I can't believe I actually watched this. I can't believe they actually MADE this. It's a potato-dog!
Kaleido Star (TV)
Kokoro Library (TV) At times I couldn't tell whether I was watching the anime or just staring at the screen. I felt almost as though I was in a very pleasant trance. The music and animation are absolutely charming, it's just that...there's basically nothing going on. . So-so
Lemon Angel Project (TV) Amusing and well-paced with lots of pretty decent J-pop. It seems like a pretty formulaic type series, but it either pulls off the formula really well, or it has a little something extra I can't identify. I'm not quite sure why I like this one so much, but I'm definitely not complaining. v.. Very good
Living for the Day After Tomorrow (TV) .
Looking Up At The Half-Moon (TV)
Love Hina (TV) ...
Lovedol ~Lovely Idol~ (TV) This show bores me and irritates me to no end, but I still bother to watch it. There's something not entirely healthy about that. Still, I have a strange desire to keep watching it, much the same type of fascination that makes me track down really bad movies. It isn't the worst show ever, and I imagine it might appeal more to pre-adolescents, but the show really suffers from a lack of...anything interesting. Quite frankly, I'm being generous with the current So-so rating, and unless something miraculous happens -- like a plot -- this show'll probably go down when I finish it. ... So-so
Loveless (TV) I'm not actually quite sure why I picked this one up. I'm not a fan of either cat-people or yaoi, but I was bored and thought I'd try something different. Yeah. It hasn't really done anything to make me like either cat-people or yaoi. The cliches and the art style aren't endearing me either. But I like the music and some of the directorial touches, so we'll see where it goes. .. So-so
Lupin the 3rd (TV) How delightfully old school! This is one of those shows where every second is just fun to watch. It's just great entertainment, neither mindless nor requiring you to use your mind. .
Madlax (TV) Enjoying it so far. The music is unique and a bit addictive (Yuki Kajiura FTW), and the plot and characters are interesting. As a huge Noir fan, I've been really eager to see this "sister series," but I'm trying not to expect too much from it. ....
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (TV)
Momo: The Girl God of Death (TV) .
My-HiME (TV) .... Excellent
(The) Mysterious Cities of Gold (TV)
Najica Blitz Tactics (TV)
NANA (TV) I saw the first episode of this show and was utterly charmed by it. Since then, I've been watching episodes as fast as I can get my hands on them. This is a show that is not only enjoyable to watch, but that sticks with you long after you've finished an episode. ...... Excellent
NieA_7 (TV) Definitely not what I was expecting, but surprisingly fun nevertheless. A pretty good dub, too. . Good
Nodame Cantabile (TV) WINTER
My thoughts throughout the first episode were the same I had when I finished it: "I like it." That really is this series in a nutshell so far. It's just a very likeable show all around. And it inspires me to quite being lazy and get back to my piano. ..
Occult Academy (TV)
Otoboku - Maidens Are Falling for Me! (TV) v..
Patapata Hikōsen no Bōken (TV) "Secret of Cerulean Sand" .

I'm finding this to be quite the charming little series so far, even though no one seems to know about it. More's the pity.
Phantom - The Animation (OAV)
Pokémon (TV) Not so bad that it deserves all the hate it gets, nor so good that it deserves the kind of praise its fans heap on it. Really, it's somewhere in-between, notable though not special. So-so
Pumpkin Scissors (TV) .
R.O.D -The TV- What a solid show. Humor, characterization, and plot. Good animation, music, and creativity. A show that's plain enjoyable to watch. x.... Excellent
Ranma ½ (TV)
Red Garden (TV) Well, this is a strange one. The animation is vastly different from most anything else out there right now (with some distinctly Gonzo-ish touches -- and noses), a bold choice by the producers that I find refreshing (the OP and ED also get props for being unique). The plot is the brightest spot of the show so far. Easily the most intriguing show of the Fall season. Check it out, this one's really got something. Oh, and this is officially the first time I've seen a character suddenly burst into song and been slightly touched rather unintentionally amused. .... Excellent
(The) Rose of Versailles (TV) If all shows were this good, I'd just sit at my screen all day staring non-stop. Pity it aired back in the days when nothing got licensed. .
Sailor Moon (TV) .
Samurai Pizza Cats (TV) I have had the tremendous fortune to see episodes of both the original Japanese Pizza Cats (which actually translates to something more like Ninja Legend Cats, if I understand correctly -- obviously the American company had fun with the title as well as everything else) and the...we'll call it "revamped" English version. Both are funny in their own right (the English version takes _nothing_ seriously), but watching them side-by-side was quite the experience indeed. But I'd have to give the advantage to the English version for sheer creative hilarity.
Sasami: Magical Girls Club (TV) .
School Rumble: 2nd Semester (TV) .. Very good
Shattered Angels (TV) WINTER
I have the feeling that whatever I start to say about this show will end in a long, long rant. ..
_Summer (OAV) So-so
Tokimeki Memorial (OAV) The first ep was good (considering I've never played the game), I just haven't quite motivated myself to watch the second.
Tokimeki Memorial ~Only Love~ (TV) .. Decent
Tokyo Majin (TV) WINTER
I have pretty much no idea what the storyline is after the first episode; it kinda jumps right into things and all over the place at the same time. Basically it seems that we've got a group of extraordinary high school students who fight supernatural creatures. And some monks. And...some other superpowered people? But wait, it really is better than it sounds -- that is, if you're into gory zombie destruction. While the character designs were pretty typical, the zombies looked quite good, and the animation and art quality really lend themselves well to the action. Really, it makes no sense, but it makes no sense in a stylish and fast paced way. If the show develops a storyline to go with the action, it'll definitely be one I'll follow.
Tona-Gura! (TV) Actually a pretty enjoyable little show. The comedy is ecchi but not terribly distasteful. It's the bit of heart and characterization they've infused that takes it up a notch. v Good
Venus Versus Virus (TV) WINTER ...
Wedding Peach (TV) I dunno who thought this was a good idea, but they were sorely mistaken (and perhaps slightly desperate). Silly idea, bad execution -- the Engrish is strong with this one, folks. Not horrible, but easily one of the most mockable shows I've ever seen. The magical girl genre is not really my thing though, so possibly I'm being too hard on it. Then again, they fight in wedding dresses, for goodness' sake! .
Yamibo - Darkness, the Hat, and the Travelers of the Books (TV) .
Yu-Gi-Oh! (TV 2/2000)

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Air Master (TV) 7/10 I see people bash this one all the time, and the only conclusion I can come to is that many of them don't realize it's a parody (which I'm certain it is -- episode 17, anyone?). Hilarity with an added bonus of fighting, though perhaps a little repetitive and too caught up in itself sometimes. Could have been better, but it was quite fun to watch, and the fights are actually a lot better than many of those in real fighting shows (which it's making fun of). Sakiyama Kaori is my new favorite psycho. Very good
Azumanga Daioh (TV) 10/10 Time after time this show makes me laugh, and each time I'm not expecting it to. You'd think I'd learn, eh? But that's what makes it so great. This show is pure hilarious brilliance disguised as a train wreck. I can't possibly recommend it highly enough. A must-watch. The sub is definitely superior, but the dub isn't too horrible. Actually, it's quite good (coming from someone who rarely likes dubs) -- I just happen to miss the original voices since I'd already come to love them. Some of the jokes also lose something in translation, though, so at the very least, watch the sub first. A hilarious show that also has the power to make you sad -- because you never want it to end. Very good (dub), Masterpiece (sub)
Azumanga Daioh - The Very Short Movie Short but amusing. Very good
Azumanga Web Daioh (ONA) I liked the ending. Ah, Osaka, what to do with you? Good
Best Student Council (TV) 8/10 Very funny and has a tendency to poke fun at other animes and itself. Characters are likeable and amusing. I thought it was a bit strange at the start, but by the end I was in love with it. A show with a whole lot of heart. One of my favorites. Now licensed! Yay! (But the English title is clumsy. Gokujo Seitokai flows better.) Excellent
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan (TV) I can't decide whether I hate or just don't really like this show. I watched the first half and became steadily less impressed with each episode until I put it on hold, deeming it "Bad." Then I decided to finish up the rest just to be done with it, and while still not particularly stimulating, it did have some funny moments (I was more than a bit sleep-deprived the second time, so I must wonder if that affected my views, too). So I've decided to quickly rewatch it before giving it a final rating. Weak
Comedy (OAV) 9/10 Short, but it says all it needs to say. The way it's narrated really makes me feel like someone's telling me a story, and the animation is beautiful and distinctive. The use of Ave Maria throughout was great and really set the mood without being overpowering. Definitely worth 10 minutes of your time. Memorable and beautiful. Excellent
Dear Brother (TV) Very much deserving of the title of "classic." Quite angsty and sad, especially towards the last arc. This show has a myriad cast of crazy-enough-to-be-real characters that you will love, then hate, then love twice as much. The situations are specific enough to make up a good plot, but generic enough for us all to relate to them -- painfully so, at times. The frozen art used every so often (such as when a character is running) got a little tiring, and the plot felt a bit slow at times, but by the end of each episode I was eager to see the next. The art is also very clearly late 80s/early 90s, but after a few episodes, even fans who've only seen newer shows should get used to it. I thought I was going to hate the ending. I loved the ending. Excellent
Destiny of the Shrine Maiden (TV) Sub and some dub. A show with a lot of different aspects. Some people have found the plot difficult to grasp the first time through because you don't really know WHY everything's happening until the end. The mecha felt out of place, but the show was still...compelling. Very good ending. As for language track, the sub was good, although Souma's screaming got a tad annoying. I only watched about half of the dub; I need to go back and finish it. Some of the voices are a bit high-pitched to my ears *coughHIMEKOcough*, but it seemed good other than that. Very good
Di Gi Charat: Winter Garden (special) The pace dragged, particularly in the second part, but it was cute and had some light humor. Not bad, considering there was almost no story. However, not having seen Di Gi Charat, my opinion is probably not fully qualified. Decent
Digimon Adventure (TV) Decent
Digimon Adventure 02 (TV) Decent
Don't Tell Mother Maria (special) Amusing shorts for Marimite fans. Check out the drunk Shimako in the first season's episodes. #4, I think. Very good
Egao (special) Good
FLCL (OAV) Sub and some Dub. I've never seen a show pull off incoherent ridiculousness quite so well. The soundtrack is excellent, and really creates half the feeling of the show on its own. The last episode is standout, and it ends the series on a high that few shows have managed to match. You could almost describe FLCL as a meaningless show with deep meaning. The eclectic cast of characters keeps things interesting, though confusing. Mamimi was by far the most interesting to my mind, at once the most normal and the most screwed-up character of the entire cast.

FLCL just feels like one of those shows you have to watch at least twice to really start to "get it," but at the same time its manic energy can be tiring, so the re-watch value is probably medium. As for ratings, I'd call it Very Good for the first 5 episodes, and Excellent for the last. The ending has enough impact and ties the show together well enough to give it an overall rating of Excellent. A unique show that can't easily be described, but does a good job at...whatever it is it's doing.
Ghost Hunt (TV) So ignored, but really quite good. A solid show all around. It does use some of the standard ghost stories, like the doll plot that you've probably seen half a dozen times, but it has some nice original touches to it. Though not a masterpiece, everything it does, it does well. And I'm quite fond of the soundtrack. v Very good
Ghost Stories (TV) Without a doubt, the best dub ever. Just hilarious. Very good
Girl's High (TV) 7/10 The humor mixed with the fun characters really got me into this show. Wacky and amusing from the first episode to the last, but way too much fanservice in the first few episodes. Most importantly, it was just plain fun to watch. Decent rewatch value. Very good
Green Green (TV) Fanservice? Ecchi? Sick, perverted high school boys? This show's got it all, in massively unhealthy doses. Many jokes were overused or just bad, not to mention uninteresting. The last few episodes were a bit better as something resembling a plot finally came to the forefront, and the ending was better than I expected. I could have forgiven many of the bad jokes were they not so disgusting and creepy.

As a side note, the dub is absolutely terrible. Avoid it even more than the rest of this series.
Green Green (OAV) Dunno why I watched this, quite honestly. Perhaps I was hoping for a bit of redemption from the TV series. The animation was worse, and it was slow, predictable, and nothing really happened (nor was it funny). But at least it was less ecchi and more watchable. Had the producers managed to find an in-between of the OVA and TV series, they might have come up with a decent anime. As it is, this was boring and the series was stupid. So-so
Hitohira (TV) I quite liked the quick pace of the show, as well as how it managed to jump in between a bunch of different genres without overdoing any. A very balanced series. Art was pretty nice, animation very good, voice acting excellent. The final scene was a great choice by the director. Very good
Itsudatte My Santa! (OAV) The first ep was the better of the two. The second was a bit disjointed and rushed at the start, and drawn out too long at the end. As ratings go, the first ep was Good, the second Decent, and overall I'd call it Decent. The second ep kind of took away from the warm fuzzies of the first. It's short and fun enough that it's worth seeing at least once, though. Decent
Kasimasi - Girl Meets Girl (TV) 6/10 Amusing, but it seemed to take its own weirdness too seriously sometimes. From time-to-time it felt like they were just stalling. Worth a watch, but be aware that half the fun is in mocking the more ridiculous aspects of the show (see: episode 1). Good
Kasimasi - Girl Meets Girl (OAV) Cheesy, rushed, a bit nonsensical and hard to follow at times, and, most especially, totally lame. It was almost like a cop out re-ending to placate grumpy fans. And it wasn't well done. I think the OVA almost completely undermined what depth the original series had to try and make everyone feel good. And the reindeer costume? Yikes. All I can say is that it's lucky they made this an OVA instead of a regular episode. It makes it easier to pretend it never happened. See it if you want closure for the (unnecessarily vague) end of the series, but then forget it. Not really good
Kiki's Delivery Service (movie) Very good
Maria Watches Over Us (TV) Purely character driven show, not much plot. That's okay though, because the characters are loveable and interesting. Well written (not surprising, since it's based on a series of novels). Sure it's melodramatic, and yeah, the eyes are huge (and the noses a tad pointy), but the show is charming and way more interesting than you'd ever suspect it to be. It's a series that really reminds me that people are what make life what it is. Excellent
Maria Watches Over Us 3rd Season (OAV) The improved art was really appreciated, even though I wasn't as wild about some of the arcs. Yumi's character development was nice, and I especially became more fond of Yoshino. Animation flowed much smoother, too, although I thought Sachiko's character design was weird at times. Here's hoping for more OVAs! Very good
Maria Watches Over Us Season 2: Printemps (TV) Stays true to the quality of the first season. Excellent
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV) Almost all of the hype you have heard about this series is true -- and considering that it's very probably the most talked about show of the year, that's a lot of well-deserved praise. The animation is simply fantastic, the best of the year in my book (a year that contained other wonderfully animated shows like NANA and Death Note, don't forget). And that's just the start, as Haruhi blows multiple technical aspects out of the water. The dialogue somehow manages to be some of the most witty and yet most realistic I've ever seen in a show. And while the technical aspects are great, the artistic and story aspects are right up there with them. But it is quite unique. That is to say, it's a show that not everyone will love, and I started watching it more than a little skeptical that it could be as good as everyone was saying. But the more I watched, the more I Iiked it. It may not be a show for everyone, but it's a show for almost everyone -- and that's about as much as you could ever expect from any show. Frankly, I have an immensely hard time trying to be objective about Melancholy; it's already won me over. Masterpiece
Noir (TV) Sub and some dub. Fantastic soundtrack. Artistic animation (particularly the backgrounds and colors), gripping plot (which picks up a lot of speed as the show goes along), and well-choreographed fights. An all around solid show, and definitely one of my favorites. I did not like the dub much though. I watched a few episodes of it, but I still haven't managed to go back and make myself watch more (perhaps it gets better). It wasn't terrible, but the lines were still delivered with a bit of a wooden or slightly detached feel, as if the VAs were unsure of themselves. Call the dubbed version somewhere between good and very good, but I believe the Japanese actors did a better job with the characters. Masterpiece
Ouran High School Host Club (TV) 9/10 Very likeable and funny characters. Fun through every episode. The OP and ED are both peppy and catchy, perfectly fitting the heart of the series. If you want something simultaneously funny and interesting to watch, this is your show. Excellent
Pikachu's Summer Vacation (movie)
Pokemon: The First Movie Decent
Read or Die (OAV) Fast paced, well animated, a great story, and paper fights! What is there not to like? Very good
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV) A classic. The filler episodes are absolutely insane but extremely amusing. Gets darker and more mature in the last arc. Excellent
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie Interesting... *cough cough* Would probably be desperately confusing to anyone who had not seen the TV series...and to many people who have seen the TV series. It's strange at (most) times, especially near the end. The animation is good, the colors nice. A unique but not as watchable look at the Utena story. Like most people, I'm still at a loss regarding the ending. It was...unique? weird? trippy? Pick an adjective. Good
School Rumble (TV) This show has become my new opiate. I haven't laughed so often or so hard since AzuDai. It's got a bit of drama thrown in here and there as well. Excellent
Serial Experiments Lain (TV) Simply fantastic. A must watch for anyone who likes psychological shows. Great characterization, thought-provoking plot, and quality animation. Masterpiece
Simoun (TV) I was very critical of this show when it began; I have revised my opinion since then. It's still melodramatic, a bit too much for my taste, but now there's more of a balance between melodrama, plot, and characterization. It works. The kissing to start the ships is still clearly just an excuse to get lots of kissing girls in there, though. Stalled on episode 23. Just work to get past the first episode; it's kind of a total interest killer. Good
Sin in the Rain (OAV) It's hard to critique it too much without seeing more episodes, but it could become more interesting. Right now what we've got is a murder mystery being told in what's very similar (purposefully, I'm sure) to the classic American gumshoe style of detective story. The animation is a bit different; the backgrounds are detailed if fairly static, and the characters are drawn in a way that makes them look almost flat. I can see this, as well as the amount of the story told through strange and upset facial expressions, as being a turnoff for some people, but it didn't bother me too much. The music is almost distracting, being very bouncy and catchy (again, like the old American style) whereas the animation is much darker toned. I'll watch more of it if more gets subbed, but I wouldn't be tragically disappointed if it doesn't. The mix of styles could turn into something quite good if handled properly, or quite mediocre if just thrown together. The first episode seems to be leaning towards the latter, but who knows... I dunno if this is meant to be complete, or what. I may have to rewatch it with that view in mind. Decent
Sky Girls (OAV) A nice little OVA. The costumes are ridiculous, and the main characters fairly stereotypical, but the plot was interesting, coherent, and never really boring. The action is what makes this one worth seeing. Good
Spirited Away (movie) Sub and Dub (Have also seen most of the Chinese version.) There were some points in the Chinese version that I quite liked. The voices were pretty similar to the original, and Chihiro's VA did quite a good job in many spots, I thought. But overall I'd give the edge to the Japanese version. The performances are superb and steady throughout. The English dub was also quite good, and did an excellent job of carrying the movie into English-speaking countries. Still, the original Japanese performances were the most and engaging and sounded best for the characters (age-wise and such). The movie did, I fear, lose a bit in translation, but that's understandable considering it was trying to speak to a vastly different culture. There wasn't anything in the dub that would keep me from recommending it to people almost as highly as the original version. Indeed, it is definitely the best dubbing work I've ever seen, and deserves much credit for that alone.

There is, truly, never a clear, coherent plot tying everything together. The movie moves along at its own pace telling its own story in its own way. I think it not only works, it works wonderfully, but if you sit there trying to find that plotline, you could be looking for awhile. Rated primarily based on how much I enjoyed it.
Masterpiece (dub & sub)
Strawberry Panic! (TV) 6/10 Take every yuri show you've ever seen and combine them. Congratulations, you've got Strawberry Panic! Often predictable, usually cheesy, somewhat repetitive, but nevertheless still decent entertainment-wise. The whole aura of the show is not tremendously exciting; in other words, it feels like you should be bored even when stuff is happening. I still tuned in every week to see the latest episode, and most of the time it seemed like a fairly good use of 20 minutes, but I can't see myself ever re-watching this. And, I must stress, very cheesy. Decent

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