Reibooi's Anime

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Akira (movie) Masterpiece
anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (TV) Masterpiece
Arcadia of My Youth (movie) Masterpiece i loved this movie. I have shown it to a ton of friends and most of them just think it's ok. I don't know why but I just love it.
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (TV) Masterpiece I had read somewhere that BECK is best explained as more of a Documentary of what it would be like for a band instead of a show about a band and it's a pretty good way to explain it. I loved the show. It had awesome characters and great music. In my opinion the dub was the best thing to ever happen to the show. Most of the songs are better in the dub then they are in the subs simply because there are no heavy Japanese accent. In the story some of the characters are explained to have grown up in the US and speak perfect English yet whenever they sung in English the songs had the heavy accent. The dub kept the same lyrics(and cleaned a few up to make it flow better) and did it with voices that were just as good if not better and all without the accents. This not only makes the music sound better but it makes more sense in relation to the story and characters. It was a shame Funimation was never able to release a English version of the soundtrack(However when I talked to Greg Ayres he told me that Funi had basically done everything in their power to get a English version of the soundtrack out but they just couldn't get it done because of issues relating to licenses and what not. Sad as I think it could have sold really well. Although Greg did give me a trick to get the Music on my Ipod in really high quality)
Blood: The Last Vampire (movie) Masterpiece
Boogiepop Phantom (TV) Masterpiece
Bunny Drop (TV) Masterpiece
(The) Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (movie) Masterpiece This is in my opinion the best adaptation of any of the Haruhi light novels. I found nothing wrong with this movie at all. The animation was gorgeous the music was beautiful and I didn't every once feel as if the movie was too long(something nearly every review mentions) I thought the pacing was rather well done and it never felt like it dragged or was trying to extend itself. In fact I could not point to any portion of the movie and say that doesn't need to be there.
Durarara!! (TV) Masterpiece
Fate/Zero (TV 2) Masterpiece
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV) Masterpiece
(The) Garden of Sinners (movie series) Masterpiece The fact that the entire series was made and never once did the quality fail like in so many other long running series is just incredible. Never have a seen a film franchise tell a story over 7 movies and the fact that it all comes together in the end with a satisfying conclusion that not only has a emotional punch but makes sense is just one hell of a accomplishment.
Ghost in the Shell (movie) Masterpiece
Gunslinger Girl (TV) Masterpiece What I loved about GunSlinger Girl was that it was intensely character focused and it never fell victim to how cheesy it's concept could have been. I loved how each few episodes were dedicated to learning about the past of each of the girls and each of the stories was so real and in many cases disturbing that they were at times very hard to watch(Angelica in particular). It's all done in such a serious and realistic fashion that it makes the show and doesn't even really need a plot. The plot is in fact the concept and that's it after that the characters carry the series. It's this very reason I think the 2nd season was so much weaker in comparison. The art style as well was so well done in the first season. It had a look to it that almost made it not seem as if it was anime(Another reason the 2nd season was so much weaker). It looked almost theatrical in nature. It certainly isn't a show for everyone but if you don't have a weak stomach I would suggest you check it out.
Haibane Renmei (TV) Masterpiece
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to You (TV) Masterpiece
Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season (TV) Masterpiece
Lucky Star (TV) Masterpiece The rating is purely a fanboyish one. I just love everything about this show. The style the characters the humor...you name it I loved it. Even though I know it's not a masterpiece I can't help but rate it as such because of how much I love the show.
Millennium Actress (movie) Masterpiece
Mushi-Shi (TV) Masterpiece
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) Masterpiece
Paranoia Agent (TV) Masterpiece
Patlabor 2: The Movie Masterpiece
Princess Jellyfish (TV) Masterpiece I loved this series so much and have probably watched it about 6 times in the past year. Even members of my family have watched it and my mom loved it so much she watched the whole thing in a single sitting(she never does that even if it's a anime she likes alot) I know that much of the talk about the show basically boils down to this show basically being aimed at women. While I think that is true I don't think you need to be a woman to get alot out of it. While it is true that the growing up and not being the princess you wanted or had hoped to be is exclusively something for the women(which isn't exactly true as you can just substitute prince for princess and you can pretty much come out the same result) there are still things that can relate to everyone. The feelings of not belonging and the anxiety that can prevent you from being who you want to be and coming out of your shell or the friend who helps you get past things you didn't want or know how to get past. Alot of that is easily to relate to regardless of gender. That said if you never suffered these issues in your own life you likely won't get much out of the series and I think that is a big part of why this show is a love it or meh kinda show.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (TV) Masterpiece
SaiKano (TV) Masterpiece
Samurai 7 (TV) Masterpiece
Serial Experiments Lain (TV) Masterpiece
Steins;Gate (TV) Masterpiece
Toradora! (TV) Masterpiece
Wolf Children (movie) Masterpiece
5 Centimeters per Second (movie) Excellent Not quite the masterpiece many Shinkai fans would have you believe but still very enjoyable regardless.
Accel World (TV) Excellent
Adieu Galaxy Express 999 (movie) Excellent
Ah! My Goddess (TV) Excellent
Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy (TV) Excellent
Air (TV) Excellent loved the show, The real strength of the show is the final arc revolving around Misuzu and Yukito. The performances Monica Rial and Vic Mignogna put on are great and towards the end when Luci Christian gets involved her performance is also incredible. Those who said ADV's key dubs were bad never made sense to me. The main characters were always very well done and Air was in my opinion the best of the KEY dubs. Yes some of the minor characters are a bit off but the main arc which takes up more then half the series is very well acted by all those involved and I just love the series because of those performances.
Angel Beats! (TV) Excellent
anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (movie) Excellent
Azumanga Daioh (TV) Excellent
Baby Blue (movie) Excellent
Baccano! (TV) Excellent A really awesome show. I held off on watching it for a very long time because all I heard about it was nothing but praise and I find that very often when that is the case the show in question ends up letting me down. Baccano! however was the exception to that rule. It was incredible. I loved the way the story was told from so many different perspectives and I just love the characters. All of them even the bad guys are cool and interesting and very very few shows can achieve that. Mention also needs to go to the Funimation Dub of the show which in my opinion is the best way to watch it simply because of the accents that work so well and because most of the characters casting are so good and spot on it's hard to imagine anyone else doing it.
Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts (TV) Excellent
Bakemonogatari (TV) Excellent
Battle Royale (live-action movie) Excellent
Battle Royale II: Requiem (live-action movie) Excellent
Birdy the Mighty Decode:02 (TV) Excellent
Birdy the Mighty: Decode (TV) Excellent
Black Lagoon (TV) Excellent
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (OAV) Excellent
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage (TV) Excellent
Blood+ (TV) Excellent
Blue Exorcist (TV) Excellent
Bodacious Space Pirates (TV) Excellent
Boys Be... (TV) Excellent
CANAAN (TV) Excellent
Casshern Sins (TV) Excellent
A Certain Magical Index (TV) Excellent I loved this show. I had actually held off on it for awhile because I had people telling me it was awesome and people saying it was crap and has all kinds of problems and what not. I finally watched it and I just loved it. I liked pretty much everything about the show. The characters are fun and interesting(for the most part) the story arcs and varied and intense and the fight scenes can be quite inventive at times. The only real weak spot for me was the Angelfall arc. It kinda seemed like they put it in there just to make you laugh with the randomness of who looks like who and what not. But story wise it was a bit weak(Although I did like the interaction between Toma and his Dad at the end. I thought that worked quite well given the results of the first arc) I would also agree that the arcs seemed to be poorly thought out in terms of where in the series they happen. The first arc for example The Index arc seems like the type of thing you would end a series with. It has a build and a intensity in the last episode that would be fitting for a end of the series cap but it's at the very beginning. The only defense for that one being where it is is because of the end result from said arc. What happens to Toma kinda needs to happen at the very beginning for most of the interactions he has later on to work the way they do. Moving that arc would change too much. That said the others still felt out of place and those didn't seem to have any rhyme or reason to where they were placed. All that said though this isn't a big deal for me as I said I liked the characters and the world so I didn't care to much that the stories took place in a strange order I just enjoyed what was there.
A Certain Scientific Railgun (TV) Excellent
Chobits (TV) Excellent
Chrono Crusade (TV) Excellent
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (TV) Excellent
Colorful (movie) Excellent
Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth - The Animation (TV) Excellent
Dead Girls (OAV) Excellent The entire Red Garden series seems as if it was made to allow this OVA. The pay off in the OVA of seeing how the characters have changed after hundreds of years is just awesome and is worth watching the series to get that impact. It helps that the series itself is also very strong as it has great characters a great art style and holds nothing back.
Death Note (TV) Excellent
Dusk maiden of Amnesia (TV) Excellent
Eden of the East (TV) Excellent
ef: a tale of memories (TV) Excellent
Eureka Seven (TV) Excellent
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (movie) Excellent
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (movie) Excellent
Excel Saga (TV) Excellent Bar none hands down my favorite holy crap wtf is happening over the top my head is gonna explode from all the insanity comedy of all time. I loved pretty much every minute and each episode opening with Koshi Rikudo saying something like " I hereby allow the Excel Saga anime to be turned into a gripping survival drama" and then accepting a giant pile of cash it just awesome. I also love how the characters play off each other too. For example Excel is off the wall motor mouth at a 1000 miles an hour whereas Hyatt is very calm and very slow yet they both end up coming out equally as funny. Special mention has to be made of Jay Hickman as Watanabe. Some of his lines were so funny I could not stop laughing. At the end of the day Excel Saga is one of those shows you either love or hate and I guess I fall into the former category.
Fate/Zero (TV) Excellent
Flag (ONA) Excellent
FLCL (OAV) Excellent If you have yet to see FLCL get off your ass. It's easily one of the best OVA's out there. While on it's surface one may think the show is nothing but random things after random things it does indeed have a story to tell. Quite a good one at that. It's also blessed with one hell of a soundtrack composed entirely of music from the awesome Japanese rock band The Pillows. It's also damn good looking as well. Oh and it's also got one of the best dubs of all time and is easily on par with the Japanese if not better.
Fractale (TV) Excellent
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (TV) Excellent
Ga-Rei-Zero (TV) Excellent
Galaxy Express 999 (movie) Excellent
(The) Garden of Words (movie) Excellent
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV) Excellent
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (TV) Excellent
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society (movie) Excellent
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie) Excellent
Girls und Panzer (TV) Excellent
Good Luck Girl! (TV) Excellent
Guilty Crown (TV) Excellent
Heaven's Memo Pad (TV) Excellent
Hell Girl (TV) Excellent I loved pretty much everything about this series. The fact that the majority of the series episodes are self contained is great as it makes it easy to watch for those who don't like to marathon things. All the main characters are very cool and interesting and you will find yourself wondering exactly who they are and why they are doing what they are doing. When the series starts to have a central story about halfway through it's a genuinely interesting one as you get to see the history behind Ai Enma and how she became who she is. It all just worked great. It's sad that I will probably never be able to watch the 2nd and 3rd season as they were releases sub only from Sentai and even if they were ever to be dubbed they will likely have a different and for me personally Brina Palencia made the character of Ai Enma and without her behind the character I just don't think I will ever be able to watch the 2nd and 3rd season. Which in a way may be a good thing because from what I hear from fans of the series the 2nd and 3rd seasons are rather weak when compared to the 1st. Of course I will probably never know if this is really the case.
Hourou Musuko (TV) Excellent
K-ON! Season 2 (TV) Excellent I love K-ON! It's great for what it is. Pure simplistic escapism. It doesn't strive to be some piece of masterpiece story telling or a incredible character study. It's just trying to be escapism pure and simple and it does that. I'm so tired of people feeling the need to compare it to things that are legitimate masterpieces just to try to discredit the show in there own way. It's retarded. it's a fact that people have different tastes and not everyone may like the shows that are about nothing but there are those out there like myself who can sit down and really truly enjoy something like K-ON! while also being able to really truly enjoy something like Patlabor 2. Do I compare the 2? No why the hell would you. Doesn't liking one mean I can't like the other? No in what world would that logic make any sense. Bottom line if you don't like something like K-ON! or some other slice of life show don't fucking watch it and for the love of god stop comparing it to other things it shouldn't be. Apples to oranges comes to mind.
Kamichu! (TV) Excellent
Kekkaishi (TV) Excellent Kekkaishi is in my opinion one of the best shonen anime around. Hands down. Why? Simple it's very focused on it's main characters. The problem with most shonen shows and manga is that the casts are so large and bloated you hardly ever really get a ton of time with them. Take Bleach for example. Ichigo is the main character however there are entire episodes in which you never even see him some times multiple episodes in a row. Kekkaishi on the other hand ALWAYS has the focus on the main characters Tokine and Yoshimori. Never once does the focus stray from them(and later on Gen) this builds attachment to the characters far more effectively then any other shonen show I have seen. It also helps that the show has great characters and an incredibly interesting world. It also tends to break the mold for a shonen show. In most shonen shows the main character gets stronger and stronger beating bigger and bigger enemies. But in Kekkaishi Yoshimori is already very very strong and instead of getting stronger every time a new enemy appears he instead needs to find ways to use his power more effectively or more cleverly. I liked that twist on the shonen formula quite a bit. I would have loved to see Kekkaishi continue running until it's manga ended as well however I guess one of the great things about the show is unlike most Shonen shows this one does have a ending and it's a great one at that so you need not have to worry about getting into a never ending show.
Koi Kaze (TV) Excellent A very good show that is very real in it's telling of a story of which 2 siblings fall in love with each other. Never once does the series try to exploit the characters in it's plot line like so many Otaku bait shows do these days. It's a shocking real telling of what could happen in a real life scenario and it works. It's not for everyone but it's one hell of a show with great characters great drama and a awesome English dub that really helps sell the show. It's a shame Geneon really didn't know how to market the show as evidenced by the "Oh no Big Brother" Stickers that come inside the cases. As stated the show never exploits the characters so having something like that made little sense and in the end may have made people shy away from the show. Shame really.
Kokoro Connect (TV) Excellent
Last Exile (TV) Excellent
Living for the Day After Tomorrow (TV) Excellent
Lunar Legend Tsukihime (TV) Excellent
Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (TV) Excellent
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (TV) Excellent
Maria Holic (TV) Excellent
Maria Holic Alive (TV) Excellent
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV) Excellent
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (TV) Excellent
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season (TV) Excellent
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (TV) Excellent
My-HiME (TV) Excellent
Natsume's Book of Friends (TV) Excellent
Natsume's Book of Friends (TV 2) Excellent
Natsume's Book of Friends (TV 3) Excellent
Natsume's Book of Friends (TV 4) Excellent
NieA_7 (TV) Excellent
Nisemonogatari (TV) Excellent
Noir (TV) Excellent
Occult Academy (TV) Excellent
Oreimo (TV) Excellent
Ouran High School Host Club (TV) Excellent
Paprika (movie) Excellent
Paradise Kiss (TV) Excellent
Patlabor: The Movie Excellent
Penguindrum (TV) Excellent
Perfect Blue (movie) Excellent
Please Teacher! (TV) Excellent
Please Twins! (TV) Excellent
R.O.D -The TV- Excellent
Read or Die (OAV) Excellent
Red Garden (TV) Excellent
Redline (movie) Excellent
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV) Excellent I have to be honest there were times I struggled with this show. I think going into this it was a classic example of having my expectations far to high. And why wouldn't I. I had heard nothing but praise for it by the guys on the ANNcast, the reviews of it's original release and the recent remaster all said it was one of the best shows ever made and a large majority of folks seemed to rate it as a masterpiece on it's page. However going into it I honestly found myself having to fight the desire to turn it off many times. There was so much blatant animation reuse that it really did intrude on my viewing experience. in the recent remaster review Zac said that the show had nearly 4 minutes of reused animation per episode and it's no exaggeration to say that. The entire first arc was a issue for me as the whole thing is about Utena wanting to protect and make Anthy say what she really wants and not just be a puppet to whoever she is engaged to but the issue here is that while Utena herself is very very likeable and interesting Anthy isn't and doesn't really open up as a character until the latter parts of the series. She is essentially the emotionless doll like character that people seem to have so much against these days. --------Once I got into the 2nd arc I started to enjoy myself MUCH more but there were still issues with constant animation reuse(really I have never seen a show that reused that much animation and did it so blatantly) and now the added annoyance of to many recap episodes and filler episodes. Zac said that the humor in some episodes blends perfectly into the show such as the Kangeroo bit and what not but I really have to disagree I thought such episodes felt tedious and out of place. I fast forwarded through the damn Nanami is cow episode because of how bad and out of place it was. -------- However all that said the show really did hit it's stride in the final arcs and I did end up enjoying myself but like I said there were so many times I nearly turned it off. If there is anything I have learned from this experience it's not to go into anything with expectations to high regardless of how well regarded the thing in question might be.
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie Excellent
Robotics;Notes (TV) Excellent
Rumbling Hearts (TV) Excellent
SaiKano: Another Love Song (OAV) Excellent
Samurai Champloo (TV) Excellent
School Rumble: 2nd Semester (TV) Excellent
School Rumble: Extra Class (OAV) Excellent I love this OVA for one reason. One of teh funniest lines in anime from Tenma. "My Stomach is eating itself!!"
Scrapped Princess (TV) Excellent
Shakugan no Shana (TV) Excellent
Shakugan no Shana-tan (special) Excellent
Soul Eater (TV) Excellent
Sound of the Sky (TV) Excellent
Spice and Wolf (TV) Excellent
Spice and Wolf II (TV) Excellent
Spirited Away (movie) Excellent
Steamboy (movie) Excellent
Summer Wars (movie) Excellent
Sweet Blue Flowers (TV) Excellent
This Boy Can Fight Aliens! (OAV) Excellent
Tiger & Bunny (TV) Excellent I LOVED THIS DAMN SHOW!!! Honestly I don't know why VIZ did not fight like hell to get this out earlier and on TV. It has such a wide appeal I think it really had a great chance at being the next massive mainstream hit. Not only does it have appeal but it is a really good show. It's pretty well written(for the kind of thing it's trying to be) it's very pretty looking and is one of the few shows that has CG that works well and blends with the animation instead of clashing. It has a wide and varied cast that are all very fun or interesting. The hero's are more then simply cut outs of a certain kind of hero, each of them feels like a person which helps to make them likeable and to add drama to the end of the series. Honestly it saddens me this didn't hit as big as it could have. It's also somewhat sad it's only 25 episodes. I think this really felt like a 50+ episode show although perhaps what made it so good might have wore thin with so many episodes.
To Heart (TV) Excellent Yeah this is one of those shows that's really about nothing. And you know what that's ok. I found this show to be very relaxing. I liked most of the characters and I liked how there wasn't really a storyline to be concerned with. It was nice to just relax and watch the characters interact. It was like a window into their lives. It was based on a visual novel but I have never played it show I can really say if there was a story for it to follow or not but that said I liked it for what it was and that's a nice mellow slice of life show that does nothing but show the interactions between it's characters.
Tokyo Godfathers (movie) Excellent
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (TV) Excellent
tsuritama (TV) Excellent
Tweeny Witches (TV) Excellent I honestly don't know why I loved this show so much but I did. I loved the world and the characters and I thought everything about it was fantastic.
Vampire Princess Miyu (OAV) Excellent
Voices of a Distant Star (OAV) Excellent
Waiting in the Summer (TV) Excellent
(The) Wallflower (TV) Excellent
WATAMOTE (TV) Excellent
Welcome to the NHK (TV) Excellent
Witch Hunter Robin (TV) Excellent
Witchblade (TV) Excellent
X (TV) Excellent
xxxHOLiC (TV) Excellent
Air Gear (TV) Very good Awesome show BUT WHERE THE HELL IS THE REST OF IT!!! The show is great from start to finish one of my favorite roles Chris Patton has ever played and I just loved the original concept of the show. It had great characters and a great look and the quality was up there for it's time. The issue is it just stops... The last episode is no conclusion of any kind. It's as if they intended to keep it going but then didn't for some reason. It's cool that there are OVA's coming out along with the manga now but I doubt those will get licensed and if they do I don't know if Chris Patton will reprise his role as he has become increasingly rare in anime these days.
And Yet the Town Moves (TV) Very good
Animation Runner Kuromi (OAV) Very good
Arakawa Under the Bridge (TV) Very good Loved this show. About half way through I did kind of become a bit exhausting with all the weirdness which is probably a sign that it's not the kind of show you should marathon in a single sitting. But that said I still liked it quite a bit. The majority of the cast are intensely likeable and the count of Kou and Nino is cute in a way that couples in anime rarely are. I'm looking forward to checking out the 2nd season.
Arakawa under the Bridge × Bridge (TV) Very good
Arjuna (TV) Very good Arjuna is a odd show for me. I understand the message and the point it's trying to get across and to a certain extent feel similar about it. But it lets the message get in the way of the show to the point of bringing the story down. I mean the show opens with Juna dying in a accident only to be brought back to help Chris save the earth from the Raja with newly gained special powers, However after the 2nd episode you hardly ever see anything about why she has these powers or how she should use them(I mean Chris gives her a bow and then tells her constantly not to kill which makes no sense) The fact that Juna has gained these powers and should learn to use them takes a back seat to the message the show is trying to get across in that humans are destroying the Earth and doing terrible things in the name of feeding it's people or making it's crops when really we don't need to. There are many times throughout the show in which Juna displays a totally new power having never been told about it or knew about it in any way and it really gets the point of wondering just how exactly she does anything with these powers when she herself have no idea how they work. For example a scene in which she is talking to Tokio on the phone and she projects her being into his room so she can see him as if she were there. She herself has no idea how she is doing it or and at first thinks she really is in his room and not just projecting herself. While we have seen Chris do something similar throughout the show he never once tells Juna about it or how to do it and she just does it. Makes it kinda hard to believe for me. By the end she is fighting the Raja as if she has been doing it her entire life and yet had by the storyline only really fought them once before. The sad part about this is despite the shows awesome and thought provoking message it shoves it in you face FAR to much and this could have EASILY been balanced out by having more growth in terms of Juna(in terms of her powers not Character as pretty much all characters grow very well and there are very few short comings if any in that area) Arjuna is for me one of those shows that had a incredible message but at the same time needed more balance. It's hard to suggest to anyone to watch it when the show is gonna spend a good 80% of it's time telling you the same thing over and over and over again. Yes it's a very big message and needs alot of thought and should be heard by many but at the same time if you shove it down the throats of everyone who sits down to enjoy the show very few are gonna finish. Had the show been more balanced it would have been a masterpiece and easily suggestible to nearly everyone. As it stands I would only suggest it to friends who have a very good attention span and don't mind a message constantly being put in front of you.
Armitage III (OAV) Very good
Armitage III: Poly-Matrix (movie) Very good
Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts 2 (TV) Very good
Bamboo Blade (TV) Very good
Battle Angel (OAV) Very good I loved the OVA. It had a great look and the characters were great and I was always left wanting more. I'm told the manga is a incredible read however I'm not the biggest manga reader out there and because of that I haven't read it and don't know if I will ever get around to doing so however it is at the top of my Manga list.
Betterman (TV) Very good
Black Blood Brothers (TV) Very good
Black Butler (TV) Very good
Black Rock Shooter (OAV) Very good
Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody Very good
Blue Exorcist (movie) Very good
C – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility (TV) Very good
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (movie) Very good By far my least favorite of Shinkai's movies. It feels far to much like this was trying to be a Ghibli movie. I many times throughout the movie forgot I was watching a Shinkai film and thought it was Ghibli and that isn't really a bad thing but the reason I liked Shinkai wasn't because he was trying to be a me to Ghibli guy. I hope this doesn't become a trend with him and this was just him trying something different.
Clannad (TV) Very good
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (TV) Very good
Comic Party (TV) Very good I always liked the first season of Comic Party. Despite being based off of a visual novel it never really became a harem show. The real focus of the show was the manga and how Kazuki falls into the addiction of drawing it and making it as good as it can be. Taishi is also a great part of the show as he is over the top and very funny and some of the lines he has stick in your head for days. The 2nd season of the show Comic Party Revolution fell victim to the whole Harem thing and as a result wasn't nearly as enjoyable.
Corpse Princess (TV) Very good
Crows Zero (live-action movie) Very good
Daily Lives of High School Boys (TV) Very good
Dance in the Vampire Bund (TV) Very good There is a bit of a barrier of entry with this series with all the nudity of what appears to be a underage character(although she really isn't) However if one can get past that Vampire Bund is a very good show. The characters were quite interesting and fun to watch and the story follows alot of the Vampire cliches while at the same time forging it's out path. Fans of Vampire movies and the like will get a kick out of the various references to other vampire works(such as the titles for each episode being based on a movie relating to vampires).
Dark Water (live-action movie 2002) Very good
(The) Devil is a Part-Timer! (TV) Very good
Diamond Daydreams (TV) Very good
Dream Eater Merry (TV) Very good Has a bit of a slow start but the shows style alone can keep one who is interested in watching. Once the plot picks up enough the show gets better and starts rolling along although many questions are left open at the series end. There were clearly more story lines to explore and finish but the arc that takes up most of the series revolving around Isana does wrap up nicely with most of it's questions answered so while it's clear there was more to see it doesn't leave you hanging.
ef: a tale of melodies (TV) Very good I didn't like this 2nd season as much as the first but only just. They are bother equally good and really it's just my personal taste that makes the first series edge out the 2nd. But still a very good show with a few funny moments and some real emotional gut punches.
El Cazador de la Bruja (TV) Very good
Elfen Lied (TV) Very good
EUREKA SEVEN AO (TV) Very good
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (movie) Very good If ever there was a movie for the fans and fans only it would be Advent Children. Your chances of understanding what is happening is next to nil unless you know everything there is to know about the Final Fantasy VII universe and it's characters. But for those who know all of that stuff this is one hell of a film. Not only does it have a great conclusion to the main plot threads left open in the original game but it also has some of the best fight scenes every committed to film ever... and believe when I say that is not a exaggeration. After the completion of the film Director Tetsuya Nomura was quoted as saying that at one point it was considered for being a live action film however the idea was nixed because he knew the fight scenes he had in his head would never work in live action given the budget the movie had. Another great thing is the amount of fan service in the movie. Little things that only fans will get and laugh at. For example the battle in the church between Tifa and Loz. At the end of this battle Loz's phone begins to ring and his ring ton is none other then the Final Fantasy VII victory tune that played after battles. Great little things like this are littered throughout the movie and only die hard fans will notice them. Just another thing that made it so great despite the population at large not understanding why it was such a great film.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (US CG movie) Very good Despite being panned I thought this movie was one hell of a piece of work. The story was very well done despite having nothing to do with any pre existing Final Fantasy(Which makes sense as most of the games are not related either) and the quality of the CG is to this day incredible. I think one of the biggest problems this movie faced was that it was released during a time that basically everything animated was considered for kids and when it was seen that this wasn't the case for this movie people hated it without really giving it a chance. Yes it's far from the best movie ever and one could argue that it's not even a great movie but it certainly didn't deserve all the hate it got from fans and media alike.
Freezing (TV) Very good The show certainly has it's issues and isn't for everyone. I know why some had issues with it as the fan service mixed with the violence is very disconcerting but if you can get past it there is stuff to enjoy. Satellizer is a interesting character and her very messed up past explains alot of why she is the way she is and despite a few very weak moments(like the prom episode that didn't need to be in there AT ALL or the last minute or 2 of the first episode) I enjoyed the series. It has some great fight scenes and a pretty good final 2 episodes that spike up the intensity quite a bit. Not perfect by ANY means but I think it does what it sets out to better then similar shows like Ikkitousen which just didn't suck me in at all and seemed so much stupider then something like Freezing did.
Fruits Basket (TV) Very good
Full Metal Panic! (TV) Very good
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (OAV) Very good
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (TV) Very good
Gatchaman Crowds (TV) Very good
Genshiken (TV) Very good
Genshiken (OAV) Very good
Genshiken 2 (TV) Very good
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (movie) Very good
Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl (TV) Very good
Gunbuster (OAV) Very good
Gunbuster 2: Diebuster (OAV) Very good
Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino (TV) Very good
Gurren Lagann (TV) Very good
.hack//Quantum (OAV) Very good
Haganai NEXT (TV) Very good
Hidamari Sketch (TV) Very good
Hidamari Sketch (special) Very good
Hidamari Sketch × 365 (TV) Very good
Hidamari Sketch × 365 (special) Very good
Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu (TV) Very good
Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu (special) Very good
Hidamari Sketch × SP (special) Very good
High School of the Dead (TV) Very good
Howl's Moving Castle (movie) Very good
Hyakko (TV) Very good
Ichi the Killer (live-action movie) Very good
Inu X Boku Secret Service (TV) Very good
Is This a Zombie? (TV) Very good
Is This a Zombie? of the Dead (TV) Very good
K-ON! (TV) Very good
K-ON! (movie) Very good
Kamisama Dolls (TV) Very good
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens (TV) Very good
Kanon (TV 2/2006) Very good
Kasimasi - Girl Meets Girl (TV) Very good
KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple (TV) Very good
Kiddy Grade (TV) Very good
Kids on the Slope (TV) Very good I liked this show quite a bit but there were a few things in and about it that really did annoy me. The relationships thing kinda annoyed me. Now I love shows about young love and the drama that comes with it(Kimi Ni Todoke is one of my favorites after all) but it was kinda in the way with this one. I wanted the music to take center stage in Kids on the Slope and for the first half of the series it really kinda does however there comes a turning point after which music clearly seems to be the secondary focus. Another big issue I had was the character of Seiji. He really got on my nerves. He was so over the top and annoying in what was a otherwise subdued show. You see characters like him in many a show and when they fit it's ok but he seemed horribly out of place here and often made me reach for the volume to turn him down cause of how annoying he sounded(in both languages.) The last thing that irked me is something awesome the show does. The animation. I loved that the show was animated so that the characters looked like they were playing the instruments for real and not just making random motions and sound comes out. The so does this well but the problem at least for me was while the arms and hands of the characters looked incredible the body movement as a whole didn't. The result kinda clashes as you have arms moving extremely realistically and the bodies are not in most cases. It just makes things look a bit off and to be honest this might just be me as a friend could only vaguely tell what I was talking about. Either way I still liked the show very much.
Kill Me Baby (TV) Very good
Kujibiki Unbalance (OAV) Very good
Labyrinth (movie) Very good
Little Witch Academia (movie) Very good
Love Hina X'mas Special - Silent Eve Very good
Lucky Star OVA Very good
Macross Plus (OAV) Very good
Madlax (TV) Very good
Mahoromatic - Automatic Maiden (TV) Very good
Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful (TV) Very good
Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion (movie) Very good
Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust (movie) Very good
Mayo Chiki! (TV) Very good
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV 2009 renewal) Very good
Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya (ONA) Very good
Mermaid Forest (TV) Very good I liked this series more then I thought I would going in. Personally I have never really been a fan of Rumiko Takahasi. Most of her work just never did for me and so when I picked this up it was kinda "am I gonna like this or not" I had read about it before hand and the idea behind the story was interesting and so I picked up the set for like 15 bucks. I liked it. The show is not perfect by any means and the first episodes are a bit sloppy but it does settle in and because a pretty enjoyable show. The one thing that threw me was the large step up in violence and gore in the final story arc. Prior to this arc there is some violence but never anything overly graphic. The final arc however is very brutal at moments and many cringe worth moments are added. Normally I don't like when a shows tone changes out of nowhere but this time it worked. It made this final arc feel more desperate for the characters and made it feel more then any of the previous arcs that they were not safe and could end up dead at any moment and that really helped the tension in this last arc. Like I said I liked it but it's not perfect by any means and I know there are people out there who hated it. To each his own I guess.
Mezzo (TV) Very good
Michiko & Hatchin (TV) Very good
Midori Days (TV) Very good
MoonPhase (TV) Very good
Mushishi (live-action movie) Very good
My-Otome (TV) Very good
My-Otome Zwei (OAV) Very good
Nabari no Ou (TV) Very good
Negima! (TV) Very good
Negima!? (TV) Very good
Nekomonogatari (Black) (TV) Very good
Neo-Tokyo (movie) Very good
Nichijou - My Ordinary Life (TV) Very good
Night Warriors - Darkstalkers' Revenge (OAV) Very good
No. 6 (TV) Very good
Noein - to your other self (TV) Very good
Now and Then, Here and There (TV) Very good
Nyan Koi! (TV) Very good
Nyorōn Churuya-san (ONA) Very good
Ōkami-san & Her Seven Companions (TV) Very good
One Piece Film Strong World (movie 10) Very good
(The) Order to Stop Construction (movie) Very good
Oreimo 2 (TV) Very good
Oreshura (TV) Very good
Pani Poni Dash! (TV) Very good
Patlabor The Mobile Police (OAV 1/1988) Very good
Patlabor WXIII (movie 3) Very good The thing about WXIII is that while it's basically a good enough movie it's really not a good Patlabor movie. The tone and story and what is happening while entertaining enough for sure isn't what you expect to see after watching Patlabor and the masterpiece that is Patlabor 2 and that can piss a few people off. That said if you go into it knowing it's gonna be something different you will enjoy it just the same(well maybe not the same but you will at least have a entertaining few hours on your hands)
Peacemaker (TV) Very good
Persona 4: The Animation (TV) Very good
(The) Place Promised in Our Early Days (movie) Very good not nearly as good as Voices. Mainly because it's length works against it. The movie is filled to the brim with tons of techo babble and the key relationships seem to take a back seat during most of the movie with the exception of the opening portion and ending portion. That's what worked so well in Voices was that the length forced the story to focus more on the relationship and less on the world and why things are the way they are. Because so much of the movie is talking about what's happening in the world and what the tower does instead of focusing on the relationships it makes the ending lose it's impact.
Please Save My Earth (OAV) Very good
Please Teacher! (OAV) Very good
(Le) Portrait de Petite Cossette (OAV) Very good
Princess Blade (live-action movie 2001) Very good
Project A-Ko (movie) Very good
Pumpkin Scissors (TV) Very good
Red Data Girl (TV) Very good
Rideback (TV) Very good
RIN - Daughters of Mnemosyne (TV) Very good
Robot Carnival (OAV) Very good
Rozen Maiden (TV) Very good
Rozen Maiden: Träumend (TV) Very good
(The) Sacred Blacksmith (TV) Very good
Say "I love you." (TV) Very good
School Rumble (TV) Very good
Sekirei (TV) Very good
Sekirei: Pure Engagement (TV) Very good
Shakugan no Shana Second (TV) Very good
She and Her Cat (OAV) Very good
SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade (live-action movie) Very good
Solty Rei (TV) Very good
Speed Grapher (TV) Very good This is one of those shows I really wish had a bigger budget during production. The original art work for the show is drop dead gorgeous and the character designs all very beautiful however the show itself just wasn't able to capture that look as well as it should have. That said I loved the story. A very mature story to be sure but I loved it just the same.
Squid Girl (TV) Very good
Stellvia (TV) Very good
Street Fighter II: The Movie Very good
Suzuka (TV) Very good
Tactics (TV) Very good A show I feel is very underrated. While it's certainly not the best show of it's kind it was alot better then I expected it to be and the fact that it was overlooked by alot of people was quite sad(although it's syfy airing probably helped it out a bit) I found most of the characters to be pretty likeable and I liked how the show didn't really have a long over arching plot instead having small little arcs and stand alone episodes.
Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike (movie) Very good If you don't like or perhaps have never played the game then obviously you will probably not get as much enjoyment out of the movie as I did but if you have it's very enjoyable.
Tari Tari (TV) Very good Based on what the synopsis for this show is many people would probably think it to be the poor mans K-ON! and that isn't exactly true nor fair to the show. Really the only thing Tari Tari has in common is that is about music clubs and the people in them. But whereas K-ON! is largely about nothing and basically has no plot beyond watching the girls do silly things(which isn't bad btw) Tari Tari has a pretty good plot and very good character arcs as well. It's not overwhelmingly good or anything but it is certain a good enough show that people should not write it off as a K-ON! clone. It is genuinely funny and at times sad as well as uplifting and touching. The only real complaints I have for the show is that there are plot threads that disappear in the last part of the show for no reason and could have made the last arc less silly if used instead of thrown out. The music is also quite weak which is understandable as the club in Tari Tari is a Choir club and not a more traditional band like is the case in K-ON! I suppose if you like the type of music you might hear from a choir you will have no issue however it's not my cup of tea. That said the singing isn't going non stop so it's not that big of a deal anyway.
This Boy Caught a Merman (OAV) Very good
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (TV) Very good
Toradora! (OAV) Very good
Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (TV) Very good
Tweeny Witches: The Adventures (OAV) Very good
Un-Go (TV) Very good
Wagnaria!! (TV) Very good
Wagnaria!! Season 2 (TV) Very good
(The) World God Only Knows Season Two (TV) Very good
xxxHOLiC the Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream Very good
Yozakura Quartet (TV) Very good This is one that I really liked and made me wonder what the hell people were talking about when they said it was to dull. I thought it was the complete opposite of dull. It has great characters and they all have really cool and unique powers. I loved the concept behind Kotaha's Kotadama powers in which she needs only speak something and can create a object. Her fight scenes were quite cool as she wiped up various guns and what not to battle her enemies and while the scenes may seem bland it's only because of the budget constraint the show had and it could have looked much better had they had the money to do so. Still I loved it and thought it was overlooked by quite a few out there who passed it off as nothing but dull.
Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily (TV2) Very good
(The) Adventures of Mini-Goddess (TV) Good
Alien Nine (special) Good
Animation Runner Kuromi 2 (OAV) Good
Another (TV) Good This show kinda annoyed me to be honest. First off I find as I get older I really don't care for the "Hey lets show you gruesome death shows" But since it wasn't constantly in your face I was able to work with it. What pissed me off is that while the first 9 episodes are well paced and seemingly well written the last 3 devolve into typical slasher movie chaos for NO POINT. Not to mention the plot kinda doesn't support what happens. During the time the characters are researching the curse you see that the curse kills with things that look like accidents and illness and it has been that way for 26 damn years. Yet by the end when all the remaining students find out what needs to be doing they all go ape shit and at one point Mei says it's because of the curse they are acting that way. So basically even though in the history of the show the curse is never so blatant to do what happens at the end the show does it anyway just to have tons of unneeded carnage that adds nothing to the show(for me maybe gore hounds may enjoy it but it's still a weak point). Mei was another problem. While I like the character and how she acts there comes a point near the end when she already knows what needs to be done and has a ace up her sleeve to prove she is innocent and then constantly NEVER SAYS A WORD serving only to put the guy she seems to care about in immense danger along with herself.
Azumi (live-action movie) Good
B Gata H Kei - Yamada’s First Time (TV) Good This show seems to be a point of contention among fans and critics alike. For example Zac wrote off the show very quickly after having watched only the first and last episode(which gave him false impressions like the fact that the show IS NOT full of nudity the only time we see nudity is in said last episode) while some of the others feel like the fans that there is a bit more to the show the meets the eye. I fall into a little of column A and B. At first glance the show may look like any other fan service show however if you watch more closely you start to notice that it's a bit more sincere in it's message. Yamada isn't as bad a stereotype or Arch type or what have you as she first appears to be and the feelings both her and Kosuda have for each other are genuine(Although it takes a bit of time for Yamada to realize that) and the Awkwardness the show has with many of it's fan service type sequences are very real to life as teen love is pretty much always awkward and clumsy which is exactly what we see. I give the show props for not flashing nudity every five seconds. In fact the build up to the one and only scene that does have it in the end makes you kinda of understand how a young man would feel seeing someone he loves like that for the first time(and I think that is exactly why they never showed full on nudity until that scene in the final episode). Is the show crude? Yes some times embarrassingly so. Is the show for everyone? Certainly not but it is a little more then it might at first seem and should be given a fair shake.
Black Butler II (TV) Good
Black Butler II (OAV) Good The break down of how I would rate each of the OVA's Ciel in Wonderland both parts good Welcome to the Phantomhives decent Story of Will the Reaper good Making of Black Butler II decent(although I thought it was retarded certain people may get a massive kick out of it) Story of the Spider's Web Very good(I have no idea why this wasn't part of the main show it made alot of the characters that seemed heartless and completely un relatable relate able without spoiling anything that would have needed to be hidden for the sake of the plot)
Black Rock Shooter (TV) Good I liked this version but not nearly as much as the OVA. I kinda don't get why they made a entirely new story instead of just continuing the tease from the end of the OVA. Personally I thought it would have made more sense to redo the OVA story so it takes up a little more time and then continue on into what was teased in the OVA and then to round it out show what was going on in the very beginning of the OVA where it looks as if Black Gold Saw kills Black Rock Shooter. What we got was kinda jumbled and rushed at places and I also didn't like the change in the way the characters look either I thought that wasn't needed at all. Still it was ok enough, I just expected more because I liked the OVA
Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse Good
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion (movie) Good
Campione! (TV) Good
Casshan: Robot Hunter Casshern (OAV) Good
Cat Planet Cuties (TV) Good
Chibits (special) Good
Chobits (OAV) Good
Comic Party Special (OAV) Good
Dead Leaves (OAV) Good Made no sense whatsoever but at least it looked good while doing it.
Deadman Wonderland (TV) Good Really liked the show but where the hell is the rest of it? The show deliberately ended a few plot threads and then opened up even more threads in it's last episode leading me to believe that the studio intended to have a 2nd season made. It just doesn't feel like the oh we caught up to the manga lets stop kinda thing. It seemed as though they were sure they would get a second season green lit and then it didn't happen. From what I have seen around forums I have heard that the show bombed in Japan and didn't even rank on the DVD and Blu-ray charts which is a bad thing for a show that had the quality of animation this one did(coulden't have been cheap). It's a shame because there were some interesting characters and a story that was starting to get better the longer it went on but I guess we will never see more. Shame.
DearS (TV) Good DearS is a show I liked quite a bit but always annoyed me that it should have been longer. It was based on the manga and the place the show choose to stop was just a bad point. That said I still liked what I saw although it's not nearly the best example of it's genre.
Demon King Daimao (TV) Good
Desert Punk (TV) Good
Destiny of the Shrine Maiden (TV) Good I liked this show but one thing made me not be able to really take it serious and that was the whole Mecha thing. It had NO reason to be there it served only to have cheesy battles and make the other wise decent drama harder to take seriously. I mean one minute something sad and or dramatic is happening and then 30 seconds later someone is screaming the name of a incredibly cheesy attack during a mech fight. It clashes so badly with the other tones the story is trying to achieve. I really was on the side of straight up not liking it until the last 4 or so episodes where the drama gets to the point that you can kinda look past the mechs but everything before that was a slog as I was just itching to turn it off and only gave it the benefit of the doubt based on what a few friends had told me. I know mecha can be in a show and mesh with the great drama but the show needs to be built for that. Think something like F.L.A.G which is a incredible piece of work and even Gundam to a lesser extent is able to do it but this was clearly a show that should have been a bit more grounded and perhaps only had a little supernatural element instead of mecha that feel horribly out of place.
Devil May Cry (TV) Good is the DMC anime good? Nope. But is it something fans of the games will enjoy? Certainly. It's cheesy it's violent and at times outright stupid but it does what fans of the games enjoy and really that's all it set out to do. If you like the games give it a shot. If you don't then pass there is really nothing for you here.
Di Gi Charat (TV) Good
Dragonaut - The Resonance (TV) Good
Ergo Proxy (TV) Good Here is a show that had great art direction and a really good story to tell but gets far to bloated for it's own good. It should have really been a 12-13 episode series as after about half way the story gets side tracked time and again and at times you begin to forget what the main story even was and then when it goes back on track the impact the show should have had is lost because of all the stuff that kept you wondering what the hell is going on and where is the real story here.
First Squad - The Moment Of Truth (OAV) Good The first half of this little OVA makes no sense. Mainly because they are cramming in a ton of info in between sporadic action scenes. The 2nd half is alot better as it slows down a bit and becomes a little easier to follow. This really is something that should have been a 12 episode series at the least. It seems like there is alot to the world and cramming it into about a hour is just not a good idea. It also had some problems with it's animation. Namely the expressions on the characters faces. Quite often they look out of place or just poorly animated.
Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress (movie) Good
Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy (movie) Good
Grenadier (TV) Good
(The) Grudge (live-action movie) Good
Haganai (TV) Good I liked Haganai but one thing got to me alot and made pretty hard for me to enjoy it and that is Yozora. She is flat out sadistic in how she treats Sena and while I think the show wants you to thing it's funny or erotic it isn't. There are many times throughout the show in which Yozora either does something to or says something to Sena that would scar people for life and it does not come off funny so I don't know exactly what they were aiming for. The rest of the show is pretty good and while I liked Rika I can see some people not liking her because of her over the topness.
Harlock Saga (OAV) Good
Heaven's Lost Property (TV) Good Went into this show SURE i was going to hate it based on what I had heard and read about it prior to seeing it. I was kinda right. The first episode was pretty crap as the main character is a total contradiction. He states many times he just wants a quiet normal life but then uses his new found Angel to cause as much insane over the top craziness as he can. However moving past that issue and some of the incredibly perverted humor there are a few episodes that are very funny with little to no perverted stuff such as the episode when everyone visits Sugata at his tent. In addition to that the characters are more or less likeable and in the case of Ikaros character growth really does happen. At first she is the typical monotone robot/ angel girl but by the end she has opened up and shown some emotion she didn't earlier on. It's not a great series but if you don't mind the perverted stuff there is a little bit to like here but certainly much better shows out there.
Hetalia - Axis Powers (TV) Good
Interlude (OAV) Good I bought this because of Mike Toole and him mentioning it on a recent ANNcast and it was cheap and I thought well it's something cheap I haven't seen why not give it a shot. It's a show that doesn't make much sense and seems to be hinting at a much bigger and better story the ENTIRE time your watching and I found out why soon after seeing it. It's based off of a visual novel. Which totally explains why it felt as if it didn't make as much sense as it should have seeing as they took what was probably a 10+ hour story and tried to squeeze it into what was basically 2hours. The DVD is hard to watch because of having both a TERRIBLE dub and subs that suck. It's not the translation that sucked so much as the fact that nearly every single thing on screen were massive paragraphs of text instead of lines and you were often reading something before it was even said or reacted to by the characters. The one good thing I can say about the OVA is that while the animation itself isn't all that great I did love the art style.
Juon: The Grudge (live-action movie) Good
Karin (TV) Good
Kujibiki Unbalance (TV) Good
Last Order Final Fantasy VII (OAV) Good
Level E (TV) Good
Love Hina (TV) Good
Love Hina Spring Special - I Wish Your Dream Good
Maetel Legend (OAV) Good
Mahoromatic: I'm Home! (special) Good
Mahoromatic: Summer Special Good
Mahou Sensei Negima! OVA Haru Good
Mahou Sensei Negima! OVA Natsu Good
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (movie) Good
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer Good
Murder Princess (OAV) Good
Najica Blitz Tactics (TV) Good panties panties panties. Yeah there is plenty of that. To the point that the first episode almost made me turn it off(I had no problem with Strike Witches and this is worse if you can believe that) The sad thing is there are great characters and a pretty good story behind all the panties. The show itself is basically a bit of a homage to the old cheesy 70's spy movies. From the feel and music right down to little things like the golden gun used in the last episode. The story has some pretty thought provoking things to say about things such as how humans treat life that isn't human and the bit of drama that leads to is genuinely interesting to watch and again the characters are very well done as well. If you can get past the metric ass load of panties(pun certainly intended) then there is really plenty to like but if you can't it will be a deal breaker as there is far to much panties to overlook for someone who doesn't want to be staring at them every 5 seconds.
Natsuyuki Rendezvous (TV) Good
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (movie) Good Rated so low because I never really liked this ending. Having to choose between the WTF ending in the series or this one I would chose the original. I really hope the rebuild movies come to a better conclusion.
Nerima Daikon Brothers (TV) Good
Origin ~Spirits of the Past~ (movie) Good
Please Twins! (OAV) Good
Polyphonica (TV) Good
Princess Mononoke (movie) Good
Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they? (TV) Good
Puni Puni Poemy (OAV) Good
Ramen Fighter Miki (TV) Good
Rosario + Vampire (TV) Good
Rozen Maiden: Detective Kun-Kun (special) Good
Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre (special) Good
Shakugan no Shana Tokubetsuhen: Koi to Onsen no Kougai Gakushuu! (OAV) Good
Shikabane Hime: Kuro (TV) Good
Shiki (TV) Good
Shuffle! (TV) Good This series has a incredibly slow first half and the 2nd half picks up quite a bit and shifts focus to the more interesting characters. The reason I rated it so high when it otherwise doesn't deserve it is because of the final arc. The Asa arc almost seems as though it's a different show. Not only does Asa's(she is more then the childhood friend/tom boy the majority of the series portrays her as) character really get fleshed out but as soon as this arc starts all the who is Rin gonna choose crap ends. He clearly loves her and they move in together and they make progress in a relationship instead of the endless which girl will he pick crap most harem comedies have. When Asa's illness is exposed there is some pretty decent Drama here and one of the final scenes in which Rin slits his wrist had me cringing while wondering what the hell was gonna happen next. Not the best thing ever but this arc was better then your average harem show.
Strait Jacket (OAV) Good
Strike Witches (TV) Good
Strike Witches 2 (TV) Good
Tokko (TV) Good Pretty decent show. A few interesting characters and a few interesting concepts that never really get fully developed. It got far more promising towards the end and then just suddenly stops despite obviously still have more story to tell. It seems as though the first season was a setup to another season but it just never did well enough to get green lit. A shame because depending on what direction they took the story it could have ended up being a rather decent show. But I did get one memorable line out of the show. "MURAMASA GET ME A FUCKING TANK!!!!"
Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE the Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom Good
Upotte!! (ONA) Good
Vampire Princess Miyu (TV) Good
(The) World God Only Knows (TV) Good
Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily (TV) Good
Ah! My Goddess: The Movie Decent
Air (movie) Decent loved the series hated the movie. While it tells the story of the best arc of the anime and original visual novel there are so many style choices and scenes that Toei animated in a way that just make no sense. They take away all the drama and all the sense of reality. For example the part at the end when the camera pans up over and over again during the scene on the beach. It's just flat out annoying.
Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black Decent
Boogiepop and Others (live-action movie) Decent
Cat Planet Cuties (OAV) Decent
Chaos;HEAd (TV) Decent
Comic Party Revolution (OAV) Decent
Comic Party: Revolution (TV) Decent
Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers (movie) Decent
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (movie) Decent Has issues similar to that of the TV series. It cobbles together to much in to short of time and the end result is a first half that makes no sense due to skipping to much of the plot and a 2nd half that lacks any punch thanks to scenes with significantly less impact then that of the original visual novel.
Golden Boy (OAV) Decent
(The) Grudge 2 (live-action movie) Decent
Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino (OAV) Decent
He Is My Master (TV) Decent
Heaven's Lost Property Forte (TV) Decent
Heaven's Lost Property: Project Pink (OAV) Decent
Ikki Tousen (TV) Decent
Indian Summer (OAV) Decent
Love Hina Again (OAV) Decent
Mezzo Forte (OAV) Decent
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (movie) Decent
Ninja Scroll (movie) Decent Back in the day I remember liking this but having rewatched it recently it's really just retarded over the top violence for no reason at all. No real good story no characters worth caring about and the animation hasn't aged well.
Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! (TV) Decent
Petit Eva - Evangelion@School (OAV) Decent
Plastic Little (OAV) Decent
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (movie) Decent
Popotan (TV) Decent
Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye (TV) Decent
Queen's Blade: Rebellion (TV) Decent This one I had more issues with then the other 2 seasons. I think that this one had more likable characters and somewhat of a more interesting story(which isn't saying much for queens blade) Now I don't mind fan service and in some cases it can be fun but the borderline hentai level of stuff in Rebellion almost made me turn it off. The whole vibration stuff and the holy poses shit(which was also a problem for me in the 2nd season) just made me cringe and want to turn it off. I stuck it out however and would say that I would have enjoyed it alot more had those things not have been there.
Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin (TV) Decent
Rosario + Vampire Capu2 (TV) Decent The last few episodes of this show really pissed me off. Spoilers and all blah blah blah. But once the Inner Moka becomes the only Moka after the who cross being broken and replacing it thing it really annoyed me that all her "Friends" whom she has saved numerous times over the course of the 2 seasons treat her as if she is some hostile evil beast who will at the drop of a hat try to kill them or Tsukune which annoyed me as you would think they would treat her pretty much the same as the other Moka but that isn't the worst part of it for me. In the very last episode when Tsukune finishes his standoff with Moka's father to get the new cross her father asks her are you really gonna do this and she says it isn't her decision to make. WHAT KIND OF HORSESHIT IS THAT. It's her life not fucking Tsukune's regardless of how he might care for her or the other Moka it's NOT his choice and to turn it around to make it seem as though it was right for it to be pissed me off.
Running Man (movie) Decent
Samurai Girl Real Bout High School (TV) Decent
Upotte!! (OAV) Decent
Uzumaki (live-action movie) Decent
X OAV Decent
Shigurui: Death Frenzy (TV) So-so This is a show that from a production stand point probably deserves far more then my rating but from every other stand point not so much. The show is needlessly violent(I like violence as much as the next guy but this show just revels in it far to much for it's own good and it doesn't really serve to forward the story like a show like say Elfen Leid) there are also other disgusting things like the treatment of women and so forth that really are far to blatant and again at the end of the day don't add a thing to the story. OH and said story is also lack luster and slow and the FEW things that viewers would like to see answered or settled never are so no only does it leave a bad taste in your mouth because of content but because of lack of closure as well(which one could except if the show itself wasn't so disgusting and pointless at the end of the day.) I appreciate the incredible animation that went into the show but the characters and style and violence just ruin anything that could have been enjoyable.
Virus Buster Serge (TV) So-so
Fate/stay night (TV) Not really good Compared to the original visual novel the anime was butchered pile of crap. They spliced together various paths from the game into a plot that made little to no sense and lacked the impact the visual novel had.
Blood-C (TV) Weak Spoilers ahead so if you don't want to know some of what happens don't read on. I thought this version of Blood was good but I had some serious issues with it as well. The biggest one being who Saya is and the world the show is. We find out that the Blood-C Saya is supposed to be the original Saya from the Blood: The Last Vampire film. This is a big mistake as even towards the end when she regains her memories she is nothing like that Saya. The bigger issue here is the world. If this is the original Saya why the hell is the world so different. In the original film and even in Blood+ the enemies had a consistent look to them whereas this one has very over the top cartoony looking baddies that just clash so bad with the idea of this being the original Saya. This should have done what Blood+ did in that it should have been it's own spin on the Blood tale without being connected to the past versions. For me as a very big fan of the movie and the Saya they made in it just the fact that they want you to believe that Saya Kisaragi is the original Saya ruins it for me to a extent. I would have enjoyed it far more had that connection not been made.
Ninja Resurrection (OAV) Weak
Xenosaga: The Animation (TV) Bad Ruins nearly everything that made the games story so good. Key events are often removed and in some cases moved to points in the story that cause said events to lose all impact and newly created characters don't really add anything to the story at all and in places complicate the story. Also while supposedly being a adaption of the first game the story has bits and pieces from the 2nd and 3rd games and those bits don't ever tie into what's going on and leave the viewer wondering what the hell is going on and who are these people that are never really involved in the story. In addition to that none of the original cast from the games is maintained and not only that the new casting mis casts almost all of the characters. I love Luci Christian but she isn't even close to a good choice for KOS-MOS. I could go on and on about why it sucked when compared to the original games. If your a fan of the games don't see this whatever you do. If you have never played the games then I would suggest playing them but if not then you might find the show decent but either way it's still not something to really care about.
Final Fantasy: Unlimited (TV) Awful What happens when you make a final fantasy anime not really based on anything have terrible animation and pretty much nothing memorable? You get Final Fantasy Unlimited. Really the only damn thing it has in common with the games is A character named Cid, Chocobo's and summons(none of which look anything like summons). Sure there were a very interesting concepts in the show such as the using of various kinds of soil to summon said summons but when all is said and done you wonder why the show needed to have the Final Fantasy name and why Square even let something of such low quality out the door with the Final Fantasy name on it. I'm not saying it should have been a adaptation of a FF game but it did need to be quality which it failed on all accounts.
Blood: The Last Vampire (live-action movie) Worst ever How can you do so many things right and still have a god awful pile of trash movie? Really.... They got the casting for the movie almost spot on and everyone looked like who they were supposed to be playing. They kept in some of the more memorable scenes such as the opening sequence on the train and yet everything still falls apart. I know the movie needed to be long then the 45 minutes the original ran but that wasn't any excuse to just completely butcher the story and character. One the biggest unneeded piles of crap in the movie was the wire fu. The original was great for it's brutal and gritty fight scenes not over the top wire fu crap. And what the hell was up with that CGI? Really? It looks so terrible as to be laughable. It's sad because in the early days of the movies production it was looking promising but the final product was just a massive pile of steaming crap.
Green Green (TV) Worst ever Don't watch this giant pile of shit. Really just don't.