JesuOtaku's Anime

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.hack//SIGN (TV) Worst ever
Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys (movie) Worst ever
Hellsing (TV) Bad
Pokemon 2000 - The Movie Bad
Death Note (live-action movie) Weak There's a reason they make these plots into anime. Death Note was a little silly in animated form, and's a LOT SILLY. I gave it a Weak (actually, I gave it two hours! har har...) because there's nothing to get out of it that you couldn't get out of the infinitely more engaging fact it's a significant step down from the anime. Even the superb portrayal of L is sub-par compared to what the animation of the TV series could do with his impish adorable creepy-alien quality that could never quite be duplicated in live-action, ever.
Mirage of Blaze (TV) Weak
Pokemon Heroes - Latias & Latios (movie) Weak
D.N.Angel (TV) Not really good Wow, this was pretty bad, actually. It was corny, the art style bugged me, and there was nothing particularly engaging about it. The plot was aimless and uninteresting, the characters were cardboard and unendearing, and I'm still not entirely sure what the series was trying to do that hasn't been done a thousand times before...but I liked Vic Mignogna in it. (It's still about the worst role he's played because it was so flat, though.) I gave it a "Not Really Good" because it was an odd premise and had its moments...but underneath that, well, what was there?
Digimon Frontier (TV) Not really good
Hellsing Ultimate (OAV) Not really good
Spiral (TV) Not really good
Steamboy (movie) Not really good
Cardcaptor Sakura (TV) So-so Kawaii. ^.^
Love Hina (TV) So-so
Transformers (live-action movie) So-so
(The) Cat Returns (movie) Decent My sister loves this movie. I love watching it with her. But would I watch it by myself? The answer to this question is NOOOO. I was pleased to hear some fave actors in the dub, though. R.I.P. Peter Boyle. I gave it a "Decent" rating because I really did enjoy watching it...but it's just so weird, with too many sudden contrivances, and rather cliche in the kids' movie department.
Digimon Adventure (TV) Decent
Digimon Adventure 02 (TV) Decent
Eureka Seven (TV) Decent
Excel Saga (TV) Decent
Ghost Stories (TV) Decent
Golden Boy (OAV) Decent
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV) Decent
Outlaw Star (TV) Decent
Pokemon 4Ever (movie) Decent
Pokemon: The First Movie Decent
Rumbling Hearts (TV) Decent
School Rumble (TV) Decent
Serial Experiments Lain (TV) Decent
Superbook (TV) Decent
Utawarerumono (TV) Decent
Vampire Knight (TV) Decent
Azumanga Daioh (TV) Good The humor just isn't for everybody, but I enjoyed it all the same. For all its quirkiness, it really reaches the hearts of its viewers, which is the only thing that matters. I gave it a "Good" rating because I can recommend it to some people, and not to others.
(The) Big O (TV) Good It may be one of the sillier anime out there that takes itself far too seriously, but gosh-darn it, The Big O is a lot of fun! Roger Smith really makes the show, though. He is THE Batman of anime just like Lupin is its James Bond/Indiana Jones. I gave it a "Good" because while I can technically recommend it to anyone, I'd recommend it offhand with a "It's a good way to blow twenty minutes" kind of thing. It really really is a great way to blow twenty minutes, though!
Chobits (TV) Good The only time overwhelming innocence has conquered overwhelming fanservice for me. I really can't view the panty shots and whatnot in this show as cheap and exploitative, somehow it feels like they're (weird) essential to the purity of the story. It's definitely the best thing to come out of CLAMP as far as uniqueness goes, but the real twist here is that Chobits actually contains a fair amount of depth in its cutesy luv-luv fest. It doesn't really follow up on that depth, and suffers from the manga-truism bug in the end, but Chobits is a diamond in its own ocean of rough that you expect when you turn it on. (Make a drinking game out of how many times they say "underpants" in episode 4, and you will die from alcohol poisoning.) I gave it a "Good" because while a sickening moe-fest, it's really well-written in its own right. You know, odd as it seems, I think this show had the capability to be a masterpiece if it were done just a little differently! :D
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (TV) Good This show also has the capability to be a masterpiece in terms of plot, animation, and a few characters, but falls to sophomoric melodrama. Still, if you're willing to invest the time and attention to its story, it's worth the ride. You just kind of have to turn your brain off to take it ironic that it airs right next to Death Note. I gave it a "Good" for close to the same reasons as The Big O, except that Code Geass is more dramatic and its hooks are more akin to those of a soap opera than an action movie.
Digimon Tamers (TV) Good
(The) Dog of Flanders (movie) Good
Full Metal Panic! (TV) Good
Gunslinger Girl (TV) Good
Monster (TV) Good
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (movie) Good
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) Good
Now and Then, Here and There (TV) Good
Perfect Blue (movie) Good
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV) Good
Samurai Champloo (TV) Good
Spice and Wolf (TV) Good
Spirited Away (movie) Good
Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (TV) Good
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (TV) Very good It's like watching someone's life unfold, the elation and the doldrums. Thank goodness Koyuki's life is interesting. In a way, I could have done without the intense profanity, but it really made the show what it was: an examination of a teenager's coming of age in as bald and beautiful a way as could be portrayed. It wouldn't have been beautiful if most of it wasn't pretty ugly, and I loved the grit of the telling. I gave it a "Very Good" rating because I think every teenage otaku should see this, or heck, any teenager. It's just so TRUE to real teenagers, how they speak, think and act. And the dub is fantastic.
Berserk (TV) Very good This would be a masterpiece if it had an ending. Alas, it does not. What it does have is a strong theme, strong characters, a coherent and heart-poundingly engaging plot and...crappy animation. Nothing's perfect, I guess. Crappy or no, though, many of Berserk's strong images will forever be etched into my brain, so the direction achieved what it needed to. It's like a classical Greek legend sprung to fantastic life, and needs to be experienced to really be appreciated. I gave it a "Very Good" rating because I think, squeamishness aside, that it's a really universal story and 100% grippingly executed. Too bad no one at OLM thought to go against the manga and finish the epic they started! :(
Death Note (TV) Very good This show also has the capability to be a masterpiece in terms of plot, animation, and a few characters, but falls to sophomoric melodrama. Still, if you're willing to invest the time and attention to its story, it's well worth the ride. You just kind of have to turn your brain off to take it ironic that it airs right next to Code Geass. It gets a lot of points for uniqueness and thrills alone, honestly. It may be rather goofy when you sit back and think about it, but it's masterfully plotted, and I think the creator himself is a genius to come up with these interweaving plans, plots, and schemes. They start to weaken later in the original story, but the anime glosses that over pretty well. I gave it a "Very Good" because I feel like I can recommend it to just about anybody. For all its shortcomings, there's a lot in this show that I could say "I haven't really seen this done before" to, and that's a plus. Opposite of Cowboy Bebop, however, in that fans make it out to be really "deep" when in reality its pretty "Light" entertainment, dark in tone but simplistic in any kind of intellectual sense apart from its convoluted plot.
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (TV) Very good
Kino's Journey (TV) Very good
Mushi-Shi (TV) Very good
My Neighbor Totoro (movie) Very good
Ouran High School Host Club (TV) Very good
Porco Rosso (movie) Very good
Rurouni Kenshin (TV) Very good
She, The Ultimate Weapon (TV) Very good
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Excellent Not quite on par with the original show (every anime movie is like this, though) but enjoyable in its own right, it stands as good as or better than many American action movies, and that's really all that matters...but we get the gang of the Bebop as our leads, and that is super-de-dooper! I gave it an "Excellent" maybe not for story/technical merit, but it really does "need to be on every collector's shelf." ...And it is related to Bebop, giving it brownie points.
Fruits Basket (TV) Excellent
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa Excellent
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (TV) Excellent
Haibane Renmei (TV) Excellent
Howl's Moving Castle (movie) Excellent
Trigun (TV) Excellent
(The) Vision of Escaflowne (TV) Excellent
Wolf's Rain (TV) Excellent
Cowboy Bebop (TV) Masterpiece Nothing out there is like Cowboy Bebop, and yet, everything out there is like Cowboy Bebop. How is that? It really is a genre unto itself. Do the music styles dictate the story, or does the story dictate the music? Or is it all meshed and mingled because, really, the story IS the music and vice versa and the marriage between them is a masterpiece. I also have to give props to this show for good subtlety in the dialogue, something most anime sorely lacks. I have to fart in the general direction of people who say Cowboy Bebop is just "simple entertainment." HA! It's almost like visual (or aural) literature. But great art should not solely be intellectual. It can, and should, often be entirely enjoyable and great great fun. I gave it a "Masterpiece" for leaving me staring at a black screen for about five minutes after it ended, speechless. Anything that leaves me speechless for immediately afterwards and then you can't shut me up the next day, that's a Masterpiece.
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV) Masterpiece
Grave of the Fireflies (movie) Masterpiece
Millennium Actress (movie) Masterpiece
Paranoia Agent (TV) Masterpiece
Princess Mononoke (movie) Masterpiece
Princess Tutu (TV) Masterpiece
Wolf's Rain (OAV) Masterpiece
Aeon Flux (live-action movie) Sexy and forgettable.
Air (TV)
Akira (movie) I need to see this again, but I remember it sacrificing emotional girth for a lot of visual pizazz and plot mumbo-jumbo, a trait that took a much greater toll on its descendant, Steamboy. Unlike Steamboy, however, Akira was delightfully unique.
(The) Animatrix (OAV)
Appleseed: Ex Machina (movie)
Azumanga Daioh - The Very Short Movie
Baccano! (TV)
Basilisk (TV)
Batman: Gotham Knight (movie)
Black Blood Brothers (TV)
Black Cat (TV) Yuck. I can't give it a real solid rating, but I'm not crazy about rewatching it to peg one down.
Black Lagoon (TV) Too hardcore in the action/language and directionless in its explicit punches for me to really love this. (Ever since watching Trigun, pure ballz action movies don't do it for me anymore.) I had the same issues getting through the Watchmen graphic novel as I did pushing through this. Still, it has its merits and the characters are distinctive and well-executed.
Blue Gender (TV)
Burst Angel (TV)
Camp Pikachu (movie)
Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie
Case Closed The Movie: The Time Bombed Skyscraper
Case Closed: The Fourteenth Target (movie)
Castle in the Sky (movie)
Chobits (OAV)
Crest of the Stars (TV) Surprised me. I didn't expect much from this title, and now I wish I could see it again to closer follow it and give it a proper rating. Again, great dialogue subtlety...half the time. The other half was a little too much exposition, the GitS problem, but the great progression nearly makes this forgivable.
Digimon Adventure: Bokura no War Game (movie)
Digimon Adventure: Born of Koromon (movie)
Digimon Frontier Movie
Digimon Tamers Movie 6: The Runaway Digimon Express
Digimon Tamers: The Adventurers' Battle (movie)
Digimon: Diaboromon Strikes Back (movie)
Digimon: The Golden Digimentals (movie)
Digimon: The Movie (U.S.)
Dirty Pair Flash (OAV)
Emma: A Victorian Romance (TV)
Escaflowne: The Movie
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (movie)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (US CG movie)
Fire Emblem (OAV)
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (TV)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Chibi Party (OAV)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Kids (OAV)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection (OAV)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Seven Homunculi VS State Alchemists (OAV)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (TV)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society (movie)
Grenadier (TV)
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (TV)
Gungrave (TV)
.hack//Legend of the Twilight (TV)
Happy Lesson (OAV)
Here Is Greenwood (OAV)
His and Her Circumstances (TV)
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
(The) Irresponsible Captain Tylor (TV)
Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade (movie)
Jyu-Oh-Sei (TV)
Kiddy Grade (TV)
Kiki's Delivery Service (movie)
Kill Bill Chapter 3: The Origin of O-Ren (movie segment)
Kite Liberator (OAV)
Kodocha (OAV)
Koi Kaze (TV)
Kurau: Phantom Memory (TV)
Last Exile (TV)
Love Hina X'mas Special - Silent Eve
Lupin III: Crisis in Tokyo (special)
Lupin III: Dead or Alive (movie)
Lupin III: Dragon of Doom (special)
Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (movie)
Lupin III: Missed by a Dollar (special)
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (movie)
Lupin III: The Columbus Files (special)
Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy (movie)
Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon (movie)
Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure (special)
Lupin III: The Secret of Twilight Gemini (movie)
Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (movie)
Macross Frontier (TV)
Martian Successor Nadesico (TV)
Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - Prince of Darkness
Master Keaton (TV)
Master Keaton (OAV)
Mermaid Forest (TV)
Metropolis (movie)
Michiko & Hatchin (TV)
Midori Days (TV)
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (TV)
MoonPhase (TV)
My Neighbors the Yamadas (movie)
Noein - to your other self (TV)
Noir (TV)
Otaku no Video (OAV)
Pet Shop of Horrors (TV)
Pikachu's Island Adventure (special)
Pikachu's Rescue Adventure (movie)
Pikachu's Summer Vacation (movie)
(The) Place Promised in Our Early Days (movie)
Planetes (TV)
Please Save My Earth (OAV)
Pokemon - Pikachu's PikaBoo (movie)
Pokemon 3 - The Movie
Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker (movie)
Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (movie)
Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns (special)
Princess Nine (TV)
Read or Die (OAV)
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie
Romeo × Juliet (TV)
(The) Rose of Versailles (TV)
Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise (movie)
Samurai 7 (TV)
Solty Rei (TV)
Space Pirate Captain Herlock The Endless Odyssey (OAV)
Street Fighter Alpha (OAV)
Suteki desu wa, Sakura-chan! Tomoyo no Cardcaptor Sakura Katsuyaku Video Nikki! (OAV)
Tales of Phantasia (OAV)
Tales of Symphonia the Animation (OAV)
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (TV)
Utawarerumono (OAV)
Vandread (TV)
When They Cry - Higurashi (TV)
Whisper of the Heart (movie)
xxxHOLiC (TV)