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|Aa Megami-sama: Tatakau Tsubasa (special)|
|Aiura (TV)||Listed on TVTropes as iyashikei. Super short.|
|Barakamon (TV)||Slice of life.|
|Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (OAV)|
|Bodacious Space Pirates The Movie: Abyss of Hyperspace||Subbing should be done soon..|
|Burst Angel (TV)||Listed as yuri. I'm not so sure about the male main character, but maybe it's not all from his POV. Probably fanservicey.|
|Canvas 2 - Niji Iro no Sketch (TV)|
|A Certain Scientific Railgun S (TV)|
|Corrector Yui (TV)||Viz stopped releasing this anime after 4 DVDs (up to ep.18), and it seems that is all that's ever been fansubbed as well. Not sure if I should bother watching only 18 eps. of a 52 ep. series.|
|Cowboy Bebop (TV)||Requested by Noodles. I'll probably never get around to watching it though. Then again, Ed seems like an interesting character.|
|Cross Game (TV)|
|Eiga Dokidoki! Precure Mana Kekkon!!? Mirai ni Tsunagu Kibō no Dress (movie)|
|Eiga HappinessCharge PreCure! Ningyō no Kuni no Ballerina (movie)|
|Eiga Precure All Stars New Stage 3: Eien no Tomodachi (movie)|
|Eiga Precure All Stars: Haru no Carnival (movie)|
|Fairy Princess Minky Momo (TV)||Might be an interesting variation on the magical girl genre? (link)|
|From the New World (TV)|
|Fushigiboshi no Futago Hime (TV)|
|Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! (TV)|
|Gatchaman Crowds (TV)||Recommended by Aevee.|
|gdgd Fairies (TV)|
|Gingitsune (TV)||Slice-of-life, supernatural, female MC. Sounds promising, ne?|
|Go! Princess Precure (TV)|
|Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino (TV)||Rumored to be not as good as the first season?|
|.hack//GIFT (OAV)||A short parody OVA set after the first series of .hack// games that came with .hack//Liminality ep.4.|
|.hack//Unison (OAV)||Seen this before, but I should watch it again after playing the first series of .hack// games. I wish it had been included on the .hack//SIGN DVDs.|
|Hanayamata (TV)||Listed on TVTropes as iyashikei?|
|HappinessCharge PreCure! (TV)|
|Hataraki Man (TV)|
|Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei (OAV)|
|Hotarubi no Mori e (movie)|
|Hozuki's Coolheadedness (TV)||Slice-of-life, might be an interesting setting.|
|Ichigeki Sacchū!! HoiHoi-san Legacy (OAV)|
|Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san (TV)||Yuri? Friedman put it at two in her top ten anime of the year.|
|Is the order a rabbit? (TV)||Listed as iyashikei. Might be fanservicey?|
|Jewelpet (TV)||There're already so many magical girl anime on the to-watch list >_< Just saw a screenshot from S3 though, with someone saying they wanted to be like 'Nyangelina Jolie'. Well, so much for just trying one season then.. :o|
|Kaitō Tenshi Twin Angel (OAV)|
|Kamichama Karin (TV)|
|Kill la Kill (TV)||Several people have said that this isn't good, yet at the same time they all keep raving about it and posting fanart. I think I'll have to check this out for myself.|
|Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic (TV)|
|Kodocha (TV)||Only half of this anime was released by Funimation. I can't find fansubs of the second half, but they might appear on BakaBT later because Funimation's release is OOP and the license expired.|
|Kyousogiga (ONA)||Let's check out this director Rie Matsumoto and her series Kyousogiga.|
|(The) Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (OAV)||It's proving very hard to find proper info on how this OVA relates to the games. It seems to start at the ending of the first game, but I can't find whether it covers (part of) the second game or takes place between the two. I should replay the first game before watching this anyway, maybe wait for the second game to be translated.|
|A Letter to Momo (movie)|
|Little Witch Academia: Mahō Shikake no Parade (OAV)|
|Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime (movie)|
|Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa (movie)|
|Magic Tree House (movie)|
|Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection|
|Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene (movie)|
|Minami-ke Tadaima (TV)|
|Miyuki-chan in Wonderland (OAV)||Yuri.|
|Morita-san wa Mukuchi (TV)|
|Moyashimon Returns (TV)|
|Mushishi: The Next Chapter (TV)|
|Natsuiro Kiseki (TV)|
|Non Non Biyori (TV)|
|Nurse Angel Ririka SOS (TV)||Might be an interesting variation on the magical girl genre? (link)|
|Ojamajo Doremi (TV)|
|One Off (OAV)|
|Otona Joshi no Anime Time (TV)|
|Precure All Stars New Stage 2: Kokoro no Tomodachi (movie)|
|Princess Arete (movie)||Directed by Katabuchi.|
|Psycho-Pass (TV)||This got good reviews. I'm not completely convinced on the setting, but maybe it's worth watching.|
|Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion|
|Rozen Maiden – Zurückspulen (TV)|
|Saint October (TV)|
|Saki - The Nationals (TV)|
|Saki Episode of Side A (TV)|
|Sakura Trick (TV)|
|Selector Infected Wixoss (TV)||Listed on TVTropes under feminist fantasy. It seems to have a mostly female cast at least. Not sure about the card battles thing, but hey, I liked Saki and Angelic Layer.|
|Senki Zesshō Symphogear (TV)||Second season (SZS G) is said to have a lesbian character.|
|Seraphim Call (TV)||Maybe some yuri (subtext?) in some eps. The format reminds me of Diamond Daydreams, but this seems to have more plot.|
|Shirobako (TV)||Might be interesting. Check some more reviews after it finishes.|
|Spice and Wolf II (TV)|
|(The) Tale of the Princess Kaguya (movie)|
|Tamayura: Sotsugyō Shashin (movie series)|
|Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Alternative ONE -Kobayashi Opera to 5-mai no Kaiga- (special)|
|Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai-Ni-Maku (TV)||Subs are done.|
|Tomoe ga Yuku! (OAV)|
|Valkyria Chronicles (TV)|
|Wedding Peach (TV)||Mentioned as similar to Princess PreCure. Not sure I'll like this anime's theme though :/|
|(The) Wind Rises (movie)|
|Windy Tales (TV)|
|Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil (TV)||Listed on TVTropes under feminist fantasy.|
|Yama no Susume (TV)||Looks like it's iyashikei?|
|Yuki Yuna is a Hero (TV)||Magical girls, one of whom is disabled. Sounds interesting :)|
|Yuruyuri Nachu Yachumi! (OAV)|
Anime I'm watching at the moment, and a few that I haven't finished in the past.
|.hack//Liminality (OAV)||Watching this in between playing the first series of .hack// games. A nice side story, but the art and animation could've been slightly better.|
(Apologies for not commenting on the Miyazaki movies. I watched those before I became addicted to anime, so didn't write anything about them. I'll fix that when I watch them again (most are worth it).)
|3D Magical Play (OAV)||Weak||Another short ep. about Padudu and Nononon, this time in 3D. And not very good 3D. And the story is also meh. Don't bother with this.|
|A-Channel (TV)||Good||You know how they say TV is chewing gum for the eyes? This anime is a little like that. It's not spectacular or hilarious, but it makes you smile now and then, and it has a sweet flavor.|
|(The) Adventures of Mini-Goddess (TV)||Decent||Came across this while shopping online for anime.
Hmm. Well, good thing I'm watching it before buying. Even at the low price it's going for this isn't really worth watching more than once. Not that it's bad, just rather unremarkable kids comedy.
Okay, finished. Near the middle there were some funny episodes (the ones with Marla and the ninjas for example), but toward the end it went down a little again. I'm still not sure I'd buy this anime. Maybe for completeness after I get the rest of the Aa! Megami-sama series.
|Ah! My Goddess (TV)||Very good||This turned out surprisingly fun. I was expecting a lot of stupid fanservice and comedy, but the fanservice is hardly there, and the comedy wasn't all that bad. It's certainly not perfect (Belldandy is a little too domestic and naïve), but a whole lot better than I expected, so I'm going to watch season two as well.|
|Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy (TV)||Very good||The second season is just as good as the first. Urd and Skuld get more character development and become more likeable, Belldandy and Keiichi stay the same. The romance doesn't progress at all, but the comedy/story is still fun to watch. There's a bit more fanservice, but still not as bad as I'd feared originally. Overall, Aa! Megami-sama is a series I can recommend to anyone.|
|Ah! My Goddess: The Movie||Very good||This was made in 2000, between the OVA and the TV series, but content-wise it fits after the two TV series I think. Very good quality art and animation in any case, and a nice stand-alone story.|
|Air (TV)||Decent||Very reminiscent of Kanon indeed. Funny & moe characters too :)
Yeah, it's very much like Kanon. A bunch of girls with cute tics or clumsiness who all have mysterious or supernatural troubles, which are resolved one by one by one guy who just arrived in town.
I wonder what this sudden diversion into a historical setting is about. Oh, I see. That's how that works. Now what does this crow mean? I think I kinda lost track of what's going on.
..And didn't get it back. Those last few eps. just didn't make sense at all. The sidestory was hmm, okayish. But all the rest from ep.8 on was just weird. Pity, because this anime started with some interesting, if enigmatic characters. In the end I can't rate it very high really.
|Air In Summer (special)||Decent||Goes between eps.8 and 9 of Air. Or actually somewhere in the middle of ep.8. Just a little elaboration on a side story that doesn't have much of a plot. It couldn't, given the ending of ep.8/preview for ep.9.|
|Akahori Gedō Hour Rabuge (TV)||Weak||Ooph, lots of fanservice. The idea of having overzealous 'good' girls and ineffectual 'bad' girls is vaguely interesting, but I don't like how lesbian interest is lumped in with lolicon and shotacon. I'm not sure I'll watch all of this anime.
Well, I watched all of it because it was only 13 eps., but I should've just stopped after two. The fanservice is really annoying, and the story never gets good or even interesting.
|Alien Nine (special)||Decent||Ha, this looks like fun. The character designs are a very peculiar style. And not very distinctive among characters. Intriguing story though, even if the characters don't get a lot of depth.
Okay.. that was weird. Ep.3 was mostly a vacation/beach ep., which seems like a waste of time in a 4 ep. OVA. And then ep.4 only finished the alien on the roof since last ep., but didn't answer any of the larger questions, nor told us much about how the main characters are doing. Did this series get cut off or something? What is there is interesting (although Yuri is crying/being scared a little too much of the time), but it's clearly incomplete.
|Amuri in Star Ocean (OAV)||Very good||Oh, this is so cute! ^_^ Three girls who sort of lost the superpower lottery get involved in a high stakes space drama. But it's all pretty and cute. And the ending is of course heart-warming ^_^|
|Android Ana Maico 2010 (TV)||Not really good||Maico-chan is cute, although there seems to be more going on than meets the eye. That director should be kicked anderswhere.
Actually, most of the cast have rather disagreeable personalities. Maico is supposed to be the main character, but the anime seems more focused on Matsu and Densuke. The ending was so-so; nice in some ways, and meh in others. All in all this wasn't super bad, but I wouldn't recommend it. Poor Maico :(
|Angel Beats! (TV)||Good||Wow, this one must rank pretty high in the outlandish premises list. You also shouldn't think too much about the details of how this anime's world works. There are just too many holes.
The story is sweet though, even with all the action. The ending you can see coming from a few eps. away, but it's satisfying.
|Angel Heart (TV)||Not really good||An older anime, both in art and content. Male gaze is very noticeable.
So, I watched all of this anime, but I can't really say I liked it a lot. There are just too many flaws. The way events are so often observed from Ryo's or someone else's perspective instead of Xiang Ying's (male gaze extends to the way events are framed) is one thing. The 'story' actually consists of many short arcs that do develop the main characters' backstory, but not their present. Those arcs actually move rather slowly, so that makes this anime more slice-of-life than the action one would expect from the premise. For a SoL anime it is missing the interesting characters though. Well, Xiang Ying is, but like I said, we don't get to see much from her perspective, we're always looking at her instead. And finally, some of the arcs have rather hard to believe events and characters. All in all, it was barely interesting enough to keep my attention till the end.
|Angelic Layer (TV)||Decent||The first episode is stretching believability a little too far. Hehe :) It's pretty silly how serious business this AL game is. Hmm, don't tournament arcs usually occur later in a sports anime? This one almost starts with one.
One ANN review praised the art in this anime, but they must've meant only the background art, because the foreground is about the lowest quality I've seen in a long time.
The story draws out some things much too long. Hikaru's weakness is talked about for several episodes before it's finally revealed (to be something rather pedestrian). That much build-up just leads to disappointment when the big moment's finally there. Misaki meeting her mom has been built up for about the whole series, with some ridiculous coincidences to make it almost but not really happen. Another thing that's kinda irksome is Tamayo's sudden interest in Koutarou in ep.21. She's been shipping Koutarou and Misaki since forever without any hint that she's interested in him as more than a friend, then near the end of the series it's suddenly introduced, built up and revealed in a single episode. It's not that it doesn't fit, it just feels like cleaning up romantic loose ends this way. The final eps. have some more predictable setups that're just barely forgiveable. Overall I liked this anime for the battles and the characters, but the plot is fairly meh.
|Ani-Kuri 15 (special)||Decent||One minute is hardly long enough to cram a story in. Some pieces try anyway and end up so hectic that you can hardly make out individual images. Others just set a mood and don't have much personality. Most are in between those and just show a few scenes from a longer story with only a little speed-up to fit them into one minute. A few well-known directors have very recognizable styles.|
|Animation Runner Kuromi (OAV)||Good||Said to give some interesting insight into the world of animation, which it indeed did. It's a fun comedy. Kuromi's character design reminds me of one of the Nanas (Hachiko) in face fault mode. I like how Shihonmatsu helped Kuromi out.|
|Animation Runner Kuromi 2 (OAV)||Good||More fun at Studio Petit. Kuromi-chan is adorable and Shihonmatsu is cool. Maybe I'll check out other anime with Hajime Watanabe as character designer.|
|(The) Animatrix (OAV)||Decent||Apparently this has some roboethics content. Should watch the live-action movies first. Okay done.
Eps.2 and 3 ("Second Renaissance") are finally about robots in human society. There isn't much detail though, just an overview.
Ep.7 ("Beyond") was lighthearted fun. Nothing came of it, but it looked cute while it lasted.
Well, that were really all the interesting ones. The rest was just vaguely related to the Matrix movies. Hmm, was that all? :/ Not all that much about roboethics really.
Oh well, at least I know more about that Matrix stuff. The diffferent animation styles were also interesting. Not all were good, but it was a nice variety.
|Appleseed (OAV)||Good||More Masamune Shirow anime. Spotting the references and similarities between his works is fun. This time there was a magazine with an ad for an M-66 droid, and a terrorist group holding hostages inside a building, with the main characters rappling down from the roof to break in, and some powered armor. Oh, and of course cyborgs (bioroids) and a spider tank, although this one looked more like an insect actually.|
|Aquarian Age - Sign for Evolution (TV)||Very good||Music by Yuki Kajiura ♡
Somewhat old-school shoujo character designs for sympathetic characters who actually act their age. The plot is just beginning, but looks to be interesting too. This could be a very good anime.
It's like a cross between Macross (but without the mecha) and Nana (but the drama isn't so over the top), with magical girls. I'd rate it Very Good +.
|Aquatic Language (special)||Good||Interesting. It's clearly the origin of Time Of Eve's café setting. It also plays a bit with the android and being uncertain of other people's identity themes. The camera movements are also similar to Time Of Eve. I'm not sure what to make of the fish and the conversation bubbles though.|
|Aria - The Natural (TV)||Excellent||Ahh, bliss. More Aria to soothe and happify :)
Careful, you might smile so much your cheeks ache. It's a good kind of ache though :D
|Aria the Animation (TV)||Excellent||Ooh, this looks just so lovely. I've discovered a new favorite ^_^ ♪
The laid-back atmosphere, Akari's attitude towards every little detail of life, Aika's interruptions, president Aria's 'Pui! Nyuu!', Alicia's 'Are, are', ahh, this is such a refreshing and wonderful anime. This is a great antidote to all bad feelings. Goes on my to-buy list immediately.
|Aria the Origination (TV)||Excellent||See Aria - The Natural.
I felt sad when Aria came to an end, but I think it's for the best. Too much more would spoil the goodness. A few days later I'm still smiling while listening to the soundtrack :)
|Aria the OVA ~Arietta~||Excellent||See Aria - The Natural.
Akari and Alicia's faces were a little off-model a few times.
|Arjuna (TV)||Weak||The animation is quite good, but the story gets mired in lots of exposition, and rather preachy exposition at that. I'm not averse to environmental messages in anime, but this one takes it to an extreme, and mixes in some controversial other things as well. Pity, because some aspects of the story were decent. Yoko Kanno's music is nice as well, but as usual the quality varies.|
|Armitage III (OAV)||Weak||It's only from 1995, but it looks much older than that. Or am I mistaken? I thought animation was better than this back then.
Well, anyway, the art is okayish, although rather American-looking. Other aspects are only mediocre though. Voice-acting, character design and movement, story, they all lack grace, fluency. It's only four eps. long though, so I'll finish it anyway.
Armitage isn't such a great character. She's said to be a good detective, but we never see her do much sleuthing or other police work. She kicks ass a few times, but when she's not in control she screams like a little girl. Quite often she's also the helpless woman to be saved by big hunk of masculinity Ross. Bleh.
|Armitage: Dual-Matrix (movie)||So-so||This is from 2002, and technically a lot better than the OVA. Not up to today's standards, but at least the art, animation, character design, etc. are decent. The resolution wasn't great, but that may have been the copy I saw.
Armitage is more like a ferocious mama bear in this movie. She still kicks ass, but is much more tenacious and less helpless than in the OVA. Ross is toned down to more human proportions and gets to be the strong daddy manipulated by the villain. Overall it still isn't great, but at least better than the OVA.
|Avenger (TV)||Good||The characters are very Bee Train (tormented fighter, emotionless girl, and the designs of course). Maybe it's because this is a short anime (only 13 eps.), but the scenes are all quite short. Just a few movements and lines before it cuts to a different angle, or a different setting altogether. I like this style so far. The robot dolls are cute too of course. This anime might be another favorite. I liked all of the Bee Train anime I've seen so far, so that wouldn't be too surprising.
Finished. The story leaves a lot for the viewer to fill in themselves, just like the animation. An unusual style, that works unexpectedly well. The good background music helps a lot. Ali Project may not be too good at doing theme songs, but they do BGM quite well here. I'd have liked to see Nei more involved in the story, and the flashbacks could have been indicated better, but overall this anime turned out good.
|Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales (TV)||Decent||Three horror-themed stories. The first two were nicely animated, the third was an escapee from Mononoke (same protagonist and art style).|
|Azumanga Daioh (TV)||Excellent||It's a little different from Lucky Star, but just as much fun. My favorite characters would be, unsurprisingly, Sasaki, Osaka and Chiyo. I'd have liked to have more interaction between Kaorin and Sasaki of course, but Sasaki is also cute by herself or with Mayaa or other animals. Osaka is just hilarious, and Chiyo is also very cute.|
|Bamboo Blade (TV)||Very good||Mentioned in the SloL recommendation thread. So far it's okay. Funny at times, but more sports than slice-of-life.
The characters were deeper than I expected at first. I also liked that contrary to how it usually goes, the girls were the focus of the anime and the boys were only supporting characters. Overall, quite a nice anime.
|Banner of the Stars (TV)||Good||See Crest Of The Stars.|
|Banner of the Stars II (TV)||Good||See Crest Of The Stars.|
|Banner of the Stars III (OAV)||Good||See Crest Of The Stars.|
|Battle Angel (OAV)||Weak||Ah, an older anime. 90s-ish, I'd guess? Oh, 1993 even. That's pretty old indeed. The storytelling is a little clumsy, but that's probably because it's compressed from the manga.
Hmm, I think they compressed things a little too much. Gally & Yugo's relationship wasn't very convincing. Also, not only does this anime not pass the Bechdel Test (even Gally and Chiren's implied off-screen convo was about Yugo), both women with lines longer than "Aaaahh!" are pining over either a former lover or a current one. I didn't really like this one. Too compressed, too male-centric.
|Battle Athletes (OAV)||Weak||Bleh, sports. I watched this short series because it was said to have some shoujo-ai. It does, but in the end it's once again not explicitly stated as lesbian love, but only as 'best friends'. Otherwise this anime isn't worth watching really, unless you like sports-themed anime. The backstory/science is crap anyway.|
|(The) Beast Player Erin (TV)||Very good||Looks like this'll be a nice and friendly story, suitable for kids, in an unsophisticated style. Erin has a cool mom.
Wow, dramatic plot twist in ep.6/7. I didn't see that coming. I hope Erin'll be okay.
A few times I felt that there was too much repetition/flashbacks/recaps, but overall this is a really superb anime.
|Beyond (OAV)||See Animatrix.|
|Binbō Shimai Monogatari (TV)||Very good||A short, but very sweet slice-of-life anime.|
|Bincho-tan (TV)||Good||Ah, so 'binchou-tan' is a type of charcoal. That explains some of the scenes in this anime.
Overall, a very moe, a little childish, and very sweet slice of life anime.
|Birdy the Mighty Decode:02 (TV)||Very good||The story continues. It's interesting to see more of Birdy's past. I hope they don't make her a distressed damsel later on though.
Whoa, the art quality in ep.7 suddenly took a dive into the basement. It's even worse than sketchy. And again in the final episode. If, like the latest Shelf Life said, it was done on purpose, then it missed its impact for me. It just looked like the animation budget was too tight. Pity, because otherwise this was definitely one of the better anime. It has really good balance between story and action.
|Birdy the Mighty: Decode (TV)||Very good||A surprising good series, given the premise. It has a good balance between character interaction and action. Birdy's outfit is quite stripperific, but at least it's not given more attention than that. The ending is rather reset-ish, which is a little disappointing in Sakuya's case. I look forward to the second part of the series.|
|Black Lagoon (TV)||Very good||I've been told it's good, and has strong female characters. Let's try the first season then.
So far, it's pretty good. Lots of action.
Despite all the action (hardly an episode goes by without a gunfight and explosions), this anime's story doesn't move very quickly. You could almost call it slice-of-life in that there doesn't seem to be an overarching plot (stories last a few eps. each, but don't connect to each other).
The women are indeed kick-ass. The usual point of view may be Rock's, but Revy is as much the main character as he is.
|Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage (TV)||Good||I don't know why this is considered a separate season. The episode numbers continue just the same, and there was even the usual preview at the end of ep.12.
This 'season' seems to have a rather more melancholy atmosphere than the first. The violence and killings are more graphic, and characters reflect upon their lives and world quite often as well. All that reflection slows down the action a lot though, so in the end I'd rate The Second Barrage slightly lower than the first Black Lagoon.
|Black Magic M-66 (OAV)||Good||It's interesting to look for references or commonalities between different Shirow-based anime. The two M66 robots looked a little like the two cat women/robots from Dominion Tank Police, there was one officer who looked a little like GITS:SAC's Saito with his eyepatch, and at the end, Sybil was wearing a shirt with 'Appleseed' on it. I haven't seen that one yet. I think I'll add it to the to-watch list.
This OVA's age clearly shows of course, but it isn't bad for anime from 1987. Like DTP, there are silly moments, especially at the beginning. The rest of the story is more suspenseful, even though it isn't as dark as more modern anime would have been in that situation. Overall it's a nice 45 min. of entertainment.
|Black Rock Shooter (OAV)||Very good||This anime is a little unusual. There are two stories going on it seems. One in which BRS fights against another woman, and one about the friendship between two girls. Mato resembles BRS, the other woman looks like Yomi. Only at the end of the story does Mato meet BRS and are the two stories connected (BRS was fighting against the jealousy that possessed her friend). BRS's fighting scenes are animated in a grungy, superflat style, the main story is animated in a regular modern style. I liked the friendship between Mato and Yomi, even though we never get to know Yomi very well. This anime is quite short though, so their story is like a summary, composed of short snippets. BRS's side is without speech, and only has action scenes. I would like to see more of this. It's called a pilot episode after all.|
|Black Rock Shooter (TV)||Good||I don't remember this story from the OVA. I wonder how they'll fit five characters into just eight eps. Hmm, it's a little confusing now what's going with Saya-sensei and Kohachi-senpai. Ep.6 and it hasn't gotten any clearer. I don't remember the OVA being this confusing.
Well, the last ep. made it only tiny bit clearer. I think I prefer the simpler story of the OVA (which was also more yuri IIRC). I must say though, the animation was very good, even if some shots were a little to quick to see without pausing.
|Blood+ (TV)||Good||A good series, but it could've been better I think. Ostensibly, the main character is Saya, but I think the 'hero' of the story, Kai, actually got more plot time. That's my biggest disappointment actually, since he's one of those guys you dislike from the second he appears on screen (you can tell from his hair style that he's going to be a 'hero'). He becomes a little more likeable toward the end, but since the series is 50 eps. long, that takes a long time. Two other characters who are actually quite sympathetic are killed eventually; one in the first story arc, the other survives longer, but never gets to play much of a role other than emotional bait. As expected from the length of the series, the pacing is more deliberate than average, which I think is a good thing at first, but toward the end (during the fourth arc, when the eventual ending is made clear early on) I would've liked it to be faster. The ending is satisfying, even though it left me curious as to the characters' future.
Overall, I'd say it is an anime worth checking out.
|Will not finish▲▼||Rating▲▼||Comment▲▼|
|Air Master (TV)||Bad||One episode was enough to move this to the Won't Finish category. The whole thing doesn't make any sense, and the character designs are over the top caricatures. Eww.|
|Aoi Bungaku Series (TV)||So-so||I thought this would make a nice way to consume some Japanese culture different from anime and games. I forgot though that Literature (with capital L) equals depressive.
Left unfinished because I lost interest.
|Blue Seed (TV)||Not really good||This looks and sounds pretty old, and it actually is, from 1994. Hmm, this anime seems to be moving a little slow, despite all the action. There's a lot of exposition too in the early episodes.
*sigh* Why must otherwise interesting anime always be spoiled by stupid fanservice? This anime doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. Horror/action/police? Or fanservice/romance? Both get in the way of the other.
|Ceres, Celestial Legend (TV)||Bad||Wow, talk about a mood whiplash. Right after Aya sees her dad killed before her eyes, we cut to Ms. Q's driving antics.
I really don't like how powerless Aya is made in this story. Toya, Yuhi and Kagami continually invading her personal space. Egh.
Hmm, so it is going to be a love triangle after all.
And now Suzumi is being drugged too. What a nasty story this is turning out to be.
Allright, I've watched up to ep.10, and things seem to be getting only worse. Reading up on TVTropes confirms that it will get indeed much worse. So.. no, thanks.
|Chi's Sweet Home (TV)||Decent||Sweet indeed, but a little too simple. A kitty is cute, but I think only actual cat lovers can stand 104 eps. of it. And I'm not a cat lover. Not sure if I'll finish this.|
|Full Moon o Sagashite (TV)||Weak||I suppose this will be a lot like Fancy Lala, except longer.
Oh. Turns out both Fancy Lala and Full Moon are copies of Creamy Mami. Why did they make the same story three times? It's not like it's that great.
I think I liked the characters in Lala better (except the little boy). So far Full Moon is all people not talking properly, jumping to conclusions, and making things worse. Not really my kind of humor. Well, I'll give it a few more eps.
13 eps. in. I'm having serious doubts about finishing this. I just don't like the characters and their interaction.
I gave in and read some reviews/commentary. Apparently this anime will eventually get more of a plot (although overly dramatic), but not until about ep.40. A heavier ending is good, but I don't think I can stand 25 more eps. of irritating stupidity.
|Ga-Rei-Zero (TV)||Not really good||Well, that was certainly an actionful first ep. And the second ep. as well. They seem to be ignoring the conservation of detail rule. All the interesting characters are killed off. Then ep.3 is all flashback. I don't get this anime. Ep.4 is still the same flashback. Maybe the first two eps. were flashforward? Also a lot of fanservice :/
Ep.5 was still meh, and it looks like it'll be all downhill from here. Sorry, but I just don't care for unhappy stories with unhappy endings.
|Gasaraki (TV)||Not really good||I don't know why this is on the to-watch list. The first ep. doesn't explain what's going on, and looks a little boring as a result, despite what appear to be tense situations.
Three eps. in it seems that this anime is rather heavy on boring realism and very light on likeable or interesting characters. After reading a review, I think I'll drop this.
|Initial D (TV)||Not really good||I didn't expect to like this anime really; I was just curious what it's like from references to it in other anime. I think a few episodes will be enough.
And indeed, three eps. were more than enough for me. The art is quite bad, the characters are all men/boys who care only about cars and racing, except for one token girl who is there to be ogled. The music isn't bad, it goes nicely with the racing scenes, but I don't think it'll be much fun to listen to separately.
Ah well, I satisfied my curiosity. I understand now how Chiyo was so traumatized by Yukari's imitation of Initial D-style driving.
|Kurokami The Animation (TV)||So-so||The first ep. looks like this might be interesting. Hmm, as can be expected from a shōnen anime, it's a matter of "don't mind the details", as long as there are cool battles. The story so far doesn't hold up very well when you start thinking about it.
Wow, ep.9 had some bad examples of plot-dependent power. Does this anime even try to have the story make sense?
And then it happens again in ep.10. This is turning into a giant ass-pull plot.
Wait, this anime has 23 eps. instead of 12/13? Sorry, I was going to watch the last two/three eps., but this is too much. Bye-bye.
|Legend of Basara (TV)||Weak||Left unfinished because I lost interest. What I saw was quite slow and not really interesting.|
|Magic User's Club (TV)||Weak||Because this is a TV series, I was hoping it would be less ecchi than the OVA, but I guess that was too much to ask with only three years between them. Now the question is if I will endure it for 13 eps., or move it to the 'won't finish' category.
Five eps. in, there's still no plot development. Takeo is still very irritating, and Sae is too stupid to save this anime. Bye-bye.
|NANA (TV)||So-so||Hmm, not sure about this. The Nanas are a little too blatantly heterosexual for my taste. I don't mind some straight romance, but one Nana is utterly boy-crazy, and the other seems to be rather hung up about her boyfriend as well. Bleh.
Well, I'll give it a few more eps. So far it's been mostly background on both Nanas. Maybe it'll get better when the series returns to their present-time living together.
Btw, what's up with all the smoking? Over half the characters smoke some kind of cigarettes. It almost feels like a commercial at times. Is this meant to make them look more mature? Or dumber?
A few eps. later, after the flashbacks, it does get better, but not all that much. The over-anxious2 20 year old comedy is getting on my nerves.
Gave up after 11 eps. The comedy isn't bad, but the story didn't really grab me. Nana (Hachi) is supposed to be 20 years old, but she acts like a kid most of the time. All the boyfriend troubles were more like a soap series than a romance too.
|Pandora Hearts (TV)||Weak||Music by Yuki Kajiura ♡
The first ep. is confusing. It isn't until ep.5 that things start to make some sense, although not a whole lot. Even after 13 eps., things are still muddled. What is becoming clear though is that this anime, like other shounen anime, is all about Drama. Everything that happens is drawn out endlessly for the sake of Drama. By now, any resolution would only be both disappointingly simple and a big relief from the yawnfest so far. I think I'm going to ditch this.
|Penguindrum (TV)||Not really good||Watching this because both Christine and Aevee recommended it. It looks pretty at least.
Left unfinished because I lost interest. This anime is much like Utena, a lot of nonsense pretending to be deep and symbolic.
|Polyphonica (TV)||Bad||Again I have no idea how this ended up on the to-watch list. It looks kinda average. Not super bad, but I don't expect it to be awesome. The way spirits are subordinate to humans and need a human 'player' to unlock their powers reminds me of Elemental Gelade. And dozens of other anime really. The subordinates always happen to be women and their masters always happen to be men. Blegh.
*sigh* It's very heavy on the fanservice/ecchi. And ep.3 looks to be more of the same. I'm giving it one more ep. to get a plot going, otherwise I'll drop it.
Still no plot, even more fanservice. Dropped.
|Ranma ½ (TV)||Not really good||Speaking of '80s style anime, I just finished Ranma ½. Season one that is, and that was more than enough to satisfy any curiosity I had about it. It's not really bad exactly, but I find it hard to imagine anyone wanting seven seasons of it. Catchy theme song though.|
|Rayearth (OAV)||Weak||See Magic Knight Rayearth season one.|
|Rune Soldier (TV)||Weak||Ugh, another harem/fanservice anime :( Sorry, but I'm going to give up on this after three episodes. What little plot there is is drowned out by Louie grating on everyone's nerves and everyone still acting like he's important.|
|Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (TV)|
|Utawarerumono (TV)||Not really good||It starts out somewhat interesting. Fantasy setting, interesting characters, beginnings of a romance, then it slowly reveals its origin as a strategy game, turning into battle after battle, all to the greater glory of the hero. The fantasy setting becomes just a backdrop, the interesting characters get lost in the crowd or killed, and the female main characters turn into just another bunch of supporters of the hero. Bleh. Sorry, but this just isn't my taste. Gave up after 5 episodes.|
|You're Under Arrest (TV)||Decent||If the character designs hadn't reminded me of Ah! My Goddess already, all the motor maintenance details would have. These two anime are clearly based on manga by the same author :P I hope it's not all about car chases. Those cops could use some common sense.
Neither the humor nor the drama are very sophisticated, so although this anime is not bad, it isn't really great either. At first I figured I'd finish watching it anyway, but 26 eps. is enough I think.
|Zegapain (TV)||Weak||Recommended by Abunai.
I wonder why he did that though. The opening is rather full of clichés. Highschool boy (with important hair) meets mysterious girl and is told to fight to save the world, in a big mecha (using hard light). Mysterious past, check. Mysterious organization, check. Oh, and childhood girlfriend, check too. Okay, the animation isn't bad at all, but that might just have been the first ep. I wonder how they'll keep this from being a semi-boring mecha cliché fest. Ah well, only one way to find out, right?
Four eps. in, and there's still no explanation given for all the mystery. Sure, a little mystery can be captivating, keeping you watching to find out, but no explanation at all means that I don't care one way or another who these characters are or what they're doing. Better hurry up the exposition, or your audience is going to walk out. Oh, and you can add technobabble overload to the flaws too btw.
After seven eps. I give up. Some of the mystery is becoming clear, but characters continue to be idiots who don't communicate. Bye-bye.
|Zoku Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei (TV)||Not really good||This season seems to be even more random than the first. And not really funny. I'll give it one more episode before I drop it.|