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5 Centimeters Per Second (movie) Masterpiece
This movie probably made me the most depressed I've ever been after watching a show. I couldn't believe how much everything just touched me. Now, not in a way that made tears drop, but just realizing the circumstances of the characters. I can't actually bring myself to watch this again either, just because I don't want that same feeling of emptiness that I had after the first time. This showed human circumstances in such a true light, especially through the passage of time and the effects on friendship and love.
Ah! My Goddess (TV) Excellent
Ah! To make me happy? Well, yeah. This series just entertained me so much as I watched. Belldandy is probably one of my favorite characters of all time due to the pure sweetness. Nothing spectacular happened in the episodes, but I just loved watching the "daily" life of Keichi and Belldandy. I actually started to not like Skuld due to her annoyingness, and the fact that she seemed to be detracting from Keichi and Belldandy's relationship which I wanted to see develop oh so much. So, if anyone wants to get in a good mood all of a sudden, this is definitely the series to watch.
Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy (TV) Very good
Pretty much more of the same happiness coming from Belldandy and the odd situations Keiichi is put in. The series had a bunch of filler, but for some reason it didn't make a difference. Every episode I watched just made me smile. Although I was disappointed there was no final "suki" at the end, the series wrapped up nicely. I simply just love Belldandy and the series.
Ai Yori Aoshi (TV) Very good
A series that simply made me happy. Watching Kaoru and Aoi's relationship develop from the beginning, with lots of other mishaps from their situation, left me with a smile every episode. Though some episodes were filler, they still achieved the same purpose of making me, the viewer, happier. The plot was pretty much easy to see coming, but it was a fun watch anyways. All the characters were lovable, which is probably one of the more important aspects of an anime to me.
Ai Yori Aoshi ~Enishi~ (TV) Good
Continuing the "good feeling" series. Everything in this sequel seemed to be filler, yet I still watched it in one day. The ending leaves no clear focus as to what the characters, namely Kaoru, are planning on doing in the future, which disappointed me greatly.
Air (TV) Excellent
This was the first KyoAni I watched. I will forever view their anime's religiously. All the arcs were beautifully presented, and the difference between the same characters in different arcs drew me in even more. However, the ending of the series left me a bit confused as to the fate of the curse placed upon them. Regardless, I loved watching every minute of this series. Especially the ending, as I teared up when Misuzu finally reached her goal and brought a happy memory.
Air In Summer (special) Very good
Beautifully shows Kanna, Ryuuga, and Uraha as they travel to see Kanna's mother. It nicely expanded on the short story and travels of the group while developing their relationships a little deeper than what the original series shows.
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan (TV) Very good
Slapstick humor. The first time I watched this, I couldn't stop laughing so loud. The jokes and ridiculousness of the situations had me struggling for air. However, as I introduced the show to a couple more friends and watched it with them, I ended up not laughing that much anymore. So, if anyone's looking for a quick, cheap laugh, this is definitely worth the watch.
Blue Drop (TV) Masterpiece
I think my heart just died a little after watching this. The emotions between every character was amazingly displayed. The animation was fantastic, always properly showing the mood of the plot. The OP and ED also fit the series perfectly, each expressing the extreme sorrow and happiness of Mari and Hagino at almost all points in the story. I absolutely loved the "slice of life" elements as well. These parts drew my focus the most, obviously being where the majority of the characters were developed. Of course, the development between Mari and Hagino was executed almost perfectly in my opinion. To see the two draw towards each other and how they showed their care in different ways. I thought the "sci-fi" part was well incorporated to bring drama to the plot. Just watching the last episodes and knowing what was inevitable just added to the emotions all the characters were feeling.
Bokura ga Ita (TV) Excellent
I loved watching a series a that was focused around a couple that got together in the early episodes and then proceeded to work through various troubles. Yano made for a great character to watch, and while the animation irked me at first, I eventually grew to like the style. I was touched when Nana went through everything to understand Yano better and eventually get back together. I grew attached to Takeuchi from his realization that he loved Nana and the rivalry and friendship between Yano and he.
Canvas 2 - Niji Iro no Sketch (TV) Good
Overall, this series was presented nicely. There was nothing that kept me on the edge or addicted and wanting to see what happened next. However, I pretty much liked all the characters throughout the series. Hiroki's obsession with not painting seemed a little awkward at times, but I was glad to see its resolution. For the actual relationship ending, I'll just say I was disappointed. I feel that Kiri was a better fit than Elise, but it was still a nice, happy ending.
Clannad (TV) Masterpiece
Tomoya was a fantastic male lead. Basically the quality I expected after watching Kanon 2006 and Air. I think I went through the main emotions that I usually want to whenever I watch shows like these. I was bawling during the Fuuko arc, the end of Kotomi's in the resolution with her parents, loved Kyou/Tomoyo, and just loved/cried during the ending with Nagisa. Everything was splendid. The artwork generally stayed at a very high quality, the plot was amazing, etc. The only gripe I have was the amount of time spent in Kotomi's garden, because I wanted Kyou/Ryou/Tomoyo to get more time in the story. Sunohara kept me gasping for breath the entire time as well. What a great series.
Clannad After Story (TV) Masterpiece
Beautiful. Everything in this series was handled fantastically. One of, if not the saddest shows I have ever seen. One of the few series so touching that can change your view on life.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (TV) Masterpiece
This is my favorite action-oriented anime ever. There's nothing else I could mention that sums up how awesome this series is. I adored every single character (except Suzaku), and loved how the protagonist has his dark sides as well. The plot was in-depth, had drama, made me cry, angry, become attached to characters as they left, etc. I'm addicted to Geass.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (TV) Masterpiece
A continuation of the same epic scale. Possibly my favorite anime of all time. I'm not a fan of the ambiguous ending, but it seemed very fitting. All the plot twists, animation, and music were done extremely well. Actually, I feel like the show could have been extended since it felt a bit rushed in the last 12 episodes due to the amount of plot-related things happening.
Death Note (TV) Masterpiece
Light vs. L was probably the best mystery/plot I've ever seen. Every single calculated move was well explained. However, Light vs. the other two were... ugh. It was a fantastic ending and ride to the ending, but all the explanation of the two sides' moves were thrown at the window. This made me think random stuff was happening out of nowhere. Light's darkness and his manipulation of so many in the show really made this series. Definitely a must watch thriller.
ef: a tale of melodies (TV) Excellent
ef: a tale of memories (TV) Excellent
Elfen Lied (TV) Excellent
My first anime I completed. Boy, what a shocker. This was so intense, and it drew me into watching anime much more. I couldn't believe how crazy and addicting the violence and storyline was. Kouta and Lucy were amazing leads and everything surrounding the Diclonius were nicely done. I did think there was unnecessary nudity and blood, but they were blended in in a manner which was acceptable and provided to emphasize the environment.
Elfen Lied (OAV) Very good
A nice, fun excerpt in an otherwise intense series. Nana and Bantou were hilarious, and more time for the dog is always appreciated.
Eureka Seven (TV) Masterpiece
Possibly my favorite female lead of all time. Eureka's complexity throughout kept me coming back episode after episode. The entire crew on the Gecko State was lovable as well. Holland of course being the most badass. The surfing mecha were a nice touch just because it was something different onto a genre that can sometimes be done very poorly. All the fighting scenes were awesome as well. My favorite part in the show is watching the relationship between Eureka and Renton, as it was an atypical love blooming in the midst of the dire courses of action taken throughout. This is definitely an action/adventure that has it all.
(The) Familiar of Zero (TV) Very good
A fun series throughout. I loved all the little side events that happened between Guiche and the rest of the gang, as the provided quite a bit of laughter. My favorite was seeing the development of Saito and Louise's relationship, and how trying to fight for each other was how they bettered themselves. The plot seemed fairly common among this genre, yet it was still exciting to watch.
Fruits Basket (TV) Good
Wow, this is definitely a mixed bag for me. The series started off fantastic. I loved watching Tohru interacting with Yuki and Kyo. The supporting cast had great backgrounds as well, mostly Shigure, Hatori, and Mojimi. However, in the later episodes, this feeling started to wear off greatly. As the rest of the zodiac were introduced, their "story" just contained one episode of Tohru saying something amazing that caused them to change their viewpoint on life. It got repetitive and boring very quickly. The last two episodes definitely were the saving grace after the long string of episodes I thought were needless filler to complete a basic plot that could be summarized in one chapter. It finally showed the drama in Kyo's life, Tohru's connection to him, and Yuki being there for both of them. Akito served his role perfectly as my absolute most hated character that deserved to die. Overall, the series kept my interest for about half the season, but the wrap-up of the anime changed my view for the better.
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (TV) Excellent
Gankutsuou is one of the darkest anime's I've seen. The revenge that drove Edmond Dantes against his foes and the havoc that was spread on Albert and his friends was dreadful. The show was so well done, but I just hated seeing so much horrible stuff happen. I mean, I was truly confused as to what I wanted to happen. The Count definitely was a mysterious character that I rooted for, but I also wanted Albert and friends' happiness. One of the most touching moments was the fight between Franz and the Count. To see Franz's friendship with Albert and its outcome almost brought me to tears. The beginning of the show took a while to get me as into the series as I was about halfway, which is why I rated it a bit lower. Otherwise, every other aspect of the series deserves a Masterpiece rating from me. Even the animation style, which at first surprised me and turned me off from the series, grew on me and added to the atmosphere that surrounded the plot. As far as any sort of revenge-driven anime goes, this one will keep its place near, or if not at, the top.
Gift - eternal rainbow (TV) Excellent
You'd think that with a premise like Gift, the story wouldn't be that involved and be somewhat childish. Well, I was wrong about that one. I definitely could feel for Haruhiko and Riko at every point along the way. As far as character development goes, I'd say Kirono played her role almost perfectly for bringing about the drama aspects. Although there were certain times where I absolutely hated Kirono's selfishness, I still didn't want her to fall completely on her face and be unhappy. I enjoyed how Haruhiko was a competent lead and how quickly he realized his feelings for Riko. Overall, I feel this series brought a typical idea like Gift and melded the magic aspects in very well with actual drama and romance.
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie) Excellent
Gunslinger Girl (TV) Very good
I heard amazing things about this series, and I have to say I was somewhat disappointed. I didn't go into the series thinking about it as a story of girls, rather, I thought it'd be based around action. By the time I realized the plot followed Henrietta and the others' relationships with their caretakers, I had already thought the series was boring. However, once that revelation hit me, I found how great the series really was. Overall, it became an enjoyable watch, but didn't touch me as much as I had hoped it would.
Gurren Lagann (TV) Masterpiece
As many others have described, simply epic. Everybody was epic. Simon growing up and still looking towards Kamina as inspiration after "saving the world from Lord Genome" definitely reinforced the bond between the two that I had seen. Yoko was great (as a character and her relation to Kamina/Simon). This is simply a must see for anybody that enjoys action. I wished that the ending would have turned out differently. I loved Nia.
H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~ (TV) Very good
A very nice, somewhat confusing story to watch unfold. I loved all the parts where it was simply their everyday life. Hirose was a great male lead during the majority of the story. My one gripe about the show was the amount of magic involved. There was almost an entire episode that seemed to be filler, since it was just random things happening because the magic was out of whack. Also, the end seemed somewhat awkward, although I still enjoyed the way it was done. The way Hirose ended up losing his sight, or at least never having it, or imagining everything he saw, and Otoha's goal of making him accept his mother's death all compounded together near the end of the series to make it a confusing jumble where the only explanation seemed to be "magic." I loved to see Hirose and Kohinata together throughout various points in the story.
Haibane Renmei (TV) Very good
Very surreal. I didn't get into it that quickly. However, once I did, it was an enjoyable ride. I loved seeing the connections between Rakka and the others. At first, the mystery of the Haibane Renmei made me think the series would've been about getting out of the city. I was pleasantly surprised when the Renmei was actually very kind, especially towards trying to get the Haibane to take their Day of Flight. I was overwhelmed with sympathy watching Rakka deal with Kuu's situation, and then near the last few episodes, watching Reki's struggles and having Rakka finally realize them.
Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai (TV) Excellent
Honey and Clover (TV) Masterpiece
This has everything. Comedy, provided by all the characters, especially Morita. Love, what happens between relationships. With every instance surrounding Mayama, I just couldn't tell what I wanted to happen. And the best, the handling of time. The viewer watches as 3-4 years quickly pass by, and how the characters seem to come to a conclusion. The series showed that a person can never get time back, and the best way to spend it is to simply live with the people you love. At the end, I rooted for all the characters to find exactly what they wanted. Possibly one of the greatest dramas I have/will ever see.
Honey and Clover II (TV) Excellent
A continuation of all the elements that I loved in the first, but wrapping up the story. As all the characters found what they wanted to do, I was probably the most content I've been for an ending. Finally, everybody that deserved happiness achieved it.
Innocent Venus (TV) Good
Honestly, there were only several episodes that really caught my attention. The story moved along slowly to me in the beginning, and really only picked up after the "plot twist." I liked the idea behind the series, and especially became attached to Jo. I feel like there were many things that weren't explained fully, namely Jo's uniqueness. I feel Jin's desire during all of this was not developed as well as it could have been. Overall, it was worth the watch for development between Jin, Jo, and Sana, and adding crazy mecha fights certainly helped.
Itazura na Kiss (TV) Excellent
I'm not entirely sure why I loved this anime so much, but it couldn't have made me happier the entire time. It was one of those, root for all the characters in the show... shows. I especially liked how the series was not over as soon as Kotoko and Naoki "get together." Many of my favorite parts of the series was just seeing how the characters developed towards each other, although especially Naoki realizing what was important in his home life. The show seemed to balance the "get the guy" aspect of many animes with a development of the relationship, as well as how their developing relationship affected others around them. Also, I enjoyed how most of the characters stay important throughout the show. This of course including Kin and Chris's relationship, Sodou and Matsumato, Non and Yuuko, and all of Kotoko's nursing classmates. I loved the presentation of how each of these relationships allowed Kotoko and Naoki to come closer together. Overall, probably one of my favorite series of all time, even if it contained cliche's here and there.
Kanon (TV 2/2006) Masterpiece
Kimikiss pure rouge (TV) Very good
Kurenai (TV) Very good
Lamune (TV) Very good
Makes me want to drink lemonade. Ken and Nanami make such a cute couple that I couldn't help but smile after every episode. The pace of the plot was a bit slow, but it made me feel as part of their everyday life, which was nice. By the time I felt connected with those two during the last episode, I couldn't help but feel for Nanami. A nice, cute story between two friends falling in love.
Looking Up At The Half-Moon (TV) Excellent
This story made me think. It touched every aspect of a sad emotion I had. The characters were so believable, and the situation between them made me realize that chances are, most people would do the exact same thing that the characters did. Nothing seemed out of place except a brief moment where Yuichi gets basically abducted. Everything happened on an appropriate scale as well, since none of them changed the world or the town, but they just continued to live and struggle with their own problems. This drama reflects everything human, where even the viewer cannot come up with an answer about what should be done in that situation.
Lovely Complex (TV) Excellent
I'd say this was one of the funniest dramas I've seen in quite a while. Otani, Risa, and the rest of the gang provided endless laughter throughout the entire show. As far as supporting cast goes, I'd say they were perfect in their role. Nobu and Naoki proved to be great bedrocks for Otani and Risa to rely on through most of it, and I was pleased to see how Nobu and Naoki's relationship was strained for a little bit, showing that they had their problems as well. Honestly, I'd say my favorite characters were still Chiharu and Suzuki. Their personalities just made any comment about them or that they made hilarious. I wish that had a bit more screentime. Watching Risa and Otani come together was filled with many laughs and almost tears. Honestly, their relationship ended up being a great drama to watch, but I feel that Nobu x Naoki and Chiharu x Suzuki's period of relationship trouble was a lot more touching. All in all, a fantastic romantic comedy.
Maburaho (TV) Decent
Just a funny story to watch. I didn't like how all of a sudden Yuuna had competition, and the ending answered absolutely nothing. Regardless, definitely a series to watch when you're out of other things and would like a few laughs here and there. Nothing too deep between any relationships between characters.
My-HiME (TV) Very good
Bunch of girls getting powers and then fighting with them? Awesome. Plot kept me fairly interested throughout, and the love that developed between the HiME's was touching, especially as individually, they disappeared. It was a nice, happy ending when everybody came back to life, but I believe it would've been much more memorable had there been actual consequences to the in-fighting.
Myself; Yourself (TV) Excellent
A series that I loved all the main characters and plot. I think I was most satisfied with this show because it resolved pretty much everything. As for the points that could have been improved, definitely the time skip, Sana's resolution with his life before going back, and Yuziki's development. I felt that Sana and Nanaka's relationship could have used more development, but the best part was Shuu/Shuri. Their relationship from the get-go was touching. It was a thrill to see it develop and begin seriously (especially when they go visit their mother's grave). Overall I loved the series as a drama, but those little things that it lacked really detracted from what I would've liked to be a high excellent series.
NANA (TV) Masterpiece
This was amazing. I felt so attached to both Nana and Hachi throughout the entire show. For about the first 30 episodes, I would've said the series was easily a Masterpiece, showing how the girls get along and their relationship with Trapnest and Blast. I started to get kind of disappointed after Hachi's "relationship" with Takumi started to develop moreso. It felt like Hachi was being needlessly... her, in such a large extent that it made me hate Takumi. Seeing Ren and Nana's dependence on each other and Yasu's devotion to his band family kept drawing me in. Even the developing relationship between Shin and Reira was done amazingly. Normally I'd hate listening to Punk music, but whenever I listen to any OST from this, I actually like it. Probably because it reminds me of the characters that I loved so much. I loved the mixture of normal animation with the faces with little detail to show emotion as well. However, the story is what stood out the most for me because of its simultaneous development of all the main characters at the same time. The only reason this isn't perfect is because of how the series ended without any definite ending, and that certain characters are not with who I want them to be with.
Nodame Cantabile (TV) Very good
Fantastic music. As a member of orchestras, I loved listening to every piece interspersed throughout. Nodame and Chiaki were definitely lovable, and Mine added in much laughter. To me, this was another series that simply put me in a good mood. There were many jokes in every episode, and the music was amazing. However, the representation of the music sometime got a little long. Some episodes were almost 10 minutes long of random pictures and scenes of hands moving back and forth on an instrument. This definitely increased the majesty of pieces, but proved to make me want to speed it along to get to more plot-oriented manners. Regardless, the long music scenes were nicely done and served the purpose of getting across how amazing each of the characters were in their respective instruments. Now if only I could play piano/violin like that...
Nodame Cantabile: Paris (TV) Very good
Please Teacher! (TV) Very good
This surprised as being a lot more entertaining than I thought. I went in assuming it would be a mash of a somewhat racy idea combined with some romantic interests. I thought the development of the side characters was done fairly well, especially their relationships between each other, not to mention with Kei. Obviously, the focus of Kei and Mizuho was my favorite part. I was rooting for Mizuho to be able to see Kei the entire time, but the way the ending was brought about was less... grand than I thought. I was pleased with the ending, but the last couple episodes didn't make me feel for Kei and Mizuho as much as I would have expected.
Please Teacher! (OAV) Decent
I suppose more of an unneeded episode, but still fairly entertaining. I liked how it kind of expanded on some more time that Kei and Mizuho spend together, although the focus of it was certainly unexpected... for about 5 minutes of the episode.
Please Twins! (TV) Good
Surprisingly entertaining just like the prequel. However, I thought the relationships were a little too rushed. I actually guessed right at the beginning about who Maiku ended up with. Also, I enjoyed watching the development of Miina and Karen between each other as the series progressed. The "finding" of the family history was a bit... random. I just thought it could have been done better. The part I started to get most annoyed about was easily the "We could be relatives, but we could be strangers." Although that was the main plot in the series, they honestly said it at least 2-3 times an episode. I got the point where I wanted to shout, "I get it!?" I definitely enjoyed all the appearances from the characters from the sequel as well, especially Mizuho and Mirono.
Please Twins! (OAV) Decent
Great seeing all the characters in both series put together. A bit absurd on the whole Karen clinging to Maiku, but it was nice to see Maiku and Miina's relationship finally heading towards something, even though it was interrupted, albeit in a hilarious manner.
RahXephon (TV) Excellent
So, instead of watching NGE, I watched this. I was definitely amazed by most of the series. Starting off, I had never known where the song Hemisphere was from by Maaya Sakamoto. So, as I heard that as the episode introduction song, I instantly became attached to the series. Funny reason huh? The battle scenes were great, the many characters that I loved (and those that I hated), and other weapons like the "Jupiter Effect," were what made the series for me. Ayato was a nice lead to follow as well. There were just some parts of the story where I got lost, but they quickly resolved later on, so that's my only gripe with RahXephon. I wish I could pilot that thing.
REC (TV) Very good
A fantastic short series. I watched in a day (although not difficult at all at about 90 minutes). I loved watching the couple's relationship develop quickly. I recommend at it as a necessary, quick watch that will simply make you happy.
Rumbling Hearts (TV) Masterpiece
SaiKano (TV) Very good
Honestly, the story was amazing. Just the sacrifice of Chise and Shuji, trying to struggle and stay together during the end of the world brought my close to tears. Watching as characters lost their friends and fought for their loved ones truly showed me a very human aspect. This ended in one of the saddest endings in my opinion. This of course, made the plot aspect extremely memorable. However, what really bugged me the most was the animation style. I barely continued watching because of how much I hated the art style. That's pretty much the only problem I had, and yet it caused me to not like the series as much as I know I would've.
School Days (TV) Very good
To be blunt, I almost wanted to stop watching this series halfway. I HATED Makoto. So much that it made me want to quit the series and throw it away forever. But the reason I hated him so much, was just because he wasn't an ideal male in what seemed like a typical harem in school shows. I watched Makoto as he tore through girls, even those that wrapped their lives around him (Sekai and Kotonoha). The ending... is what made the series. It's intense, it wraps up everything in such an unexpected manner, and... it's fitting, not only for Makoto, but for Sekai and Kotonoha as well. Had the middle of the series not made me so angry, and episode 11 with its utter ridiculousness regarding random girls and Makoto, I would've rated it as excellent. As far as a harem goes, this definitely is a must see, but as far as connecting with the protagonist, I found it very difficult, and that's one of the main reasons I generally like a series. The character development played out very well, and while I disliked the majority of them, I could still feel where the characters were coming from through their actions (mostly the girls, I still hate Makoto).
Sola (TV) Excellent
Spice and Wolf (TV) Excellent
To Love-Ru (TV) Decent
There were definitely enough parts to keep me entertained throughout. All the random occurrences were funny and kept me laughing. However, I didn't like that there were some episodes that were entirely filler and didn't even involve Rito. All the events leading up to the end led me to believe a decision would actually be made, but I was disappointed at how there was no clear decision. Otherwise, it was a good series to watch to pass some time.
Toradora! (TV) Excellent
Trigun (TV) Excellent
Vash is the man. I loved how his relationship with Rem affected all his actions throughout the series, especially seeing Vash contradict his reputation over and over again. Meryl and Milly provided great laughter and "side" characters, and Wolfwood was awesome to watch as he differed from Vash's characteristics and beliefs until much later. The music flowed and definitely sounded "kick ass" just like Vash was supposed to. I was surprised at the level of emotion coming from Vash, as I had originally went into watching this as a basic action series. I wish the ending would have been a little more clear in relation to Vash/Meryl, but it wrapped up everything else very well.
True Tears (TV) Very good
I loved the characters too much in this series to be happy about the ending. I wanted every single girl to win, although Aiko was a bit of a longshot. I thought the Aiko "arc" was a bit too short, and just thrown in there. Also, the picture book and flying had the potential to have great symbolic significance, but I felt they were also shafted a bit as such a long time was spent on developing those two symbols. Although, they were developed nicely, I just wanted there to be more focus on them. The relationship between Shinichiro, Moe, Hiromi, and cockroaches was touching to watch. As Shinichiro finally realizes who he loves, singing the song to Moe, I watched amazed. To me, it wasn't who Shinichiro loved and didn't love, he loved both. It touched me that he knew that it was Moe that made him fly, but he was truly in love with Hiromi moreso. Regardless of that fact that I'd rather have Moe end up with Shinichiro, I was satisfied.
When They Cry - Higurashi (TV) Masterpiece
Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi (TV) Very good
Once again, I loved the interactions between all the characters. It was interesting to see how the discrepancy between the "noble" viewpoint and Saito's, well, human view. I thought the episodes did a great job expressing Saito and Louise's love towards each other while keeping everything fresh and light-hearted for the most part. Anies and Colbert's sidestory was extremely interesting as well and didn't feel like it detracted from the main two. However, the repetitive jokes of Louise firing magic at Saito and Saito staring at girls really started to aggravate me. More than half the entire show was wasted on "jokes and fanservice," and that time could have been spent actually developing the relationship. Despite all that, the last episode really made it for me. Saito finally proved that he meant what he was fighting for during his "last stand," and Louise finally realized what she had been feeling the entire time.