Want to see
3x3 Eyes (OAV)
Ai no Gakko Cuore Monogatari (TV)
All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku (OAV)
Angel Sanctuary (OAV)
Araiso Private High School Student Council Executive Committee (OAV)
Armitage III (OAV)
Armitage III: Poly-Matrix (movie)
Avenger (TV)
Barefoot Gen 2 (movie)
Battle Angel (OAV)
(The) Big O (TV)
Boku wa Imōto ni Koi o Suru: Secret Sweethearts - Kono Koi wa Himitsu (OAV)
Bubblegum Crisis (OAV)
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (TV)
Candy Candy (TV)
Capricorn (OAV)
Case Closed (TV)
Chrono Crusade (TV)
Colorful (TV)
Daa! Daa! Daa! (TV)
(The) Daichis - Earth Defence Family (TV)
(The) Day the Earth Moved (movie)
Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths (movie)
(The) Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (movie)
Doggie Poo (Korean movie)
Eien no Aseria (OAV)
El Hazard - The Magnificent World (OAV)
Elemental Gelade (TV)
Fancy Lala (TV)
Figure 17 (TV)
From the Apennines to the Andes (TV)
Fushigi Mahou Fan Fan Pharmacy (TV)
Futari wa Pretty Cure: Max Heart (movie)
Gad Guard (TV)
Genshiken (OAV)
Golden Boy (OAV)
Green Legend Ran (OAV)
Gude Crest - The Emblem of Gude (movie)
Gunbuster (OAV)
Haré+Guu (TV)
(The) Heroic Legend of Arslan (OAV)
Honey and Clover (live-action movie)
Hotori - Tada Saiwai o Koinegau (special)
Ichigo 100% (special)
If I See You in My Dreams (TV)
Infinite Ryvius (TV)
Kakurenbo - Hide & Seek (movie)
Kimagure Orange Road (TV)
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo (TV)
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo: The Movie
Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing (TV)
(The) Legend of Black Heaven (TV)
Magical Angel Creamy Mami (TV)
Maison Ikkoku (TV)
Master of Mosquiton (OAV)
Mei and the Kitten Bus (movie)
(The) Melody of Oblivion (TV)
Mini Pato (movie)
Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water (TV)
Naisho no Tsubomi (OAV)
Neighborhood Story (movie)
Night on the Galactic Railroad (movie)
Origin ~Spirits of the Past~ (movie)
Oruchuban Ebichu (TV)
Otogi Zoshi (TV)
Patlabor 2: The Movie
Patlabor The Mobile Police (OAV 1/1988)
Patlabor The Mobile Police: The New Files (OAV 2/1990)
Patlabor WXIII (movie 3)
Patlabor: The Movie
Peacemaker (TV)
Please Save My Earth (OAV)
Puppet Master Sakon (TV)
Ringing Bell (movie)
Sakura Diaries (OAV)
(The) Secret World of Arrietty (movie)
Seraphim Call (TV)
Seven of Seven (TV)
Shiawase Sou no Okojo-san (TV)
(The) Slayers (TV)
Slayers Special (OAV)
Soul Hunter (TV)
Spiral (TV)
Starship Troopers (OAV)
Summer Days with Coo (movie)
Tales of Eternia (TV)
Tenchi Muyo! (OAV 1/1992)
They Were 11 (movie)
Tobira o Akete (OAV 1986)
Tsuki wa Higashi ni Hi wa Nishi ni - Operation Sanctuary (TV)
Tsuri Baka Nisshi (TV)
Urusei Yatsura (TV)
Utawarerumono (OAV)
Voogie's Angel (OAV)
Wet Summer Days (OAV)
Wild Cardz (OAV)
Witchblade (TV)
W~Wish (TV)
X (TV)
Yoiko (TV)
Yume-Miru Kikai (movie by Satoshi Kon)

Seen some Rating Comment
Agatha Christie no Meitantei Poirot to Marple (TV) Decent
Air Gear (TV) Decent
Aki Sora (OAV)
Akiba-chan (TV)
Appleseed (OAV)
Aria - The Natural (TV) Excellent
B-Legend! Battle Bedaman (TV) Weak
Bartender (TV) Good
(The) Beast Player Erin (TV)
Berserk (TV) Not really good
Beyblade (TV) Weak
Beyblade: V-Force (TV) Weak
Binbō Shimai Monogatari (TV)
Bleach (TV) Excellent
Blood+ (TV)
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan (TV) Decent
Blue Drop (TV)
Bomberman Jetters (TV)
Candidate for Goddess (OAV)
A Certain Magical Index (TV)
(Le) Chevalier D'Eon (TV)
Chocotto Sister (TV) Very good
Clannad After Story (TV) Excellent
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (TV) So-so
Cooking Master Boy (TV)
Corpse Princess (TV)
Cromartie High School (TV) Good
Daphne in the Brilliant Blue (TV) So-so
Death Note (TV) Decent
Deltora Quest (TV)
Desert Punk (TV) Good
Digimon Adventure (TV) Decent
Digimon Adventure 02 (TV) So-so
Digital Devil (OAV)
Disgaea (TV) Not really good
Doki Doki School Hours (TV) Very good
Dr. Rin ni Kiitemite! (TV)
Dragon Ball Z (TV) Weak
Dragon Crisis! (TV)
Duel Masters (TV) Bad
Durarara!! (TV)
Eden of the East (TV)
Engage Planet Kiss Dum (TV)
Ergo Proxy (TV) Excellent
Fairy Tail (TV)
Fighting Beauty Wulong (TV) Good Not the greatest animation in the world, and the story is sort of cheesy. But it works, and the characters manage to charm you well enough to make it better than merely decent. I rate it Good, albeit just barely. If you like this anime, check out "Air Master".
(The) Flying House (TV) Bad
Fractale (TV)
From the New World (TV)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV)
Fushigiboshi no Futago Hime (TV) Decent
Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart (TV) Decent
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! (TV) So-so
Galaxy Angel Z (TV) Good
Galaxy Express 999 (TV) Very good
Getsumen to Heiki Mina (TV) Weak
Ghost Sweeper Mikami (TV) So-so
Ghost Talker's Daydream (OAV) Decent
Gigantor (TV) Good
Gingitsune (TV)
Gintama (TV) Decent
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Space (TV)
Glass Fleet (TV)
Glass Mask (TV 2/2005)
Gokusen (live-action TV) Good
Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl (TV)
Happiness! (TV)
Hayate the Combat Butler (TV) Very good
He Is My Master (TV)
Hetalia - Axis Powers (TV)
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (U.S. TV)
Hidamari Sketch × 365 (TV)
Himawari! (TV)
Hime-chan's Ribbon (TV) Good
Hit o Nerae! (TV) So-so
House of Five Leaves (TV)
Huckleberry no Bōken (TV) Decent
Humanity Has Declined (TV)
Innocent Venus (TV)
Inukami! (TV)
Inuyasha (TV) Very good
K-ON! Season 2 (TV) Excellent
Kaiji (TV)
Karas (OAV)
Karin (TV) Decent
Keitai Shoujo (ONA)
Kemonozume (TV)
Kenyū Densetsu Yaiba (TV) Decent
Kiba (TV) Decent
Kiddy Grade (TV)
Kimba the White Lion (TV 1/1965) Very good
Kisaku the Letch (OAV) Bad
Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula (TV) Good
Kodocha (TV) Excellent
Koihime (OAV)
Kokoro Library (TV) Decent A library run by three sisters. Where. Nothing. Ever. Happens. Really. But the things that don't happen, happen with great charm and sweetness. Don't see this if you drink your coffee black - the saccharine content is potentially lethal.
Kujibiki Unbalance (OAV) Good
Kyo kara Maoh! (TV) Good
Kyōran Kazoku Nikki (TV)
Love Lab (TV)
Love Love? (TV) Decent
Lovedol ~Lovely Idol~ (TV)
Magician's Academy (TV)
Mama wa Shougaku Yonensei (TV)
MapleStory (TV)
Maria Holic (TV)
Maria Watches Over Us 4th Season (TV)
Martian Successor Nadesico (TV) Good
Massugu ni Ikō (TV) Decent
Mazinger Z (TV)
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV 2009 renewal) Very good
Michiko & Hatchin (TV)
Minami-ke (TV)
Misaki Chronicles (TV)
Monster (TV) Excellent
Moomin (TV) Good
Moonlight Mile (TV) Decent
Murder Princess (OAV) So-so
Mushi-Shi (TV) Excellent
Mushi-Uta (TV) Weak
My Bride is a Mermaid (TV) Very good
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (TV)
NANA (TV) Excellent
Natsu no Arashi! Akinai-chū (TV)
Natsume's Book of Friends (TV 2)
Negima!? (TV) Excellent
Netrun-mon the Movie (OAV) So-so
Ninku (TV) Decent
Nisemonogatari (TV)
Nishi no Yoki Majo - Astraea Testament (TV)
Nodame Cantabile: Paris (TV)
Noir (TV) Good
Oban Star-Racers (TV) Good
Ojamajo Doremi (TV)
Oku-sama wa Joshi Kōsei (TV) Decent
One Piece (TV) Very good
Onmyou Taisenki (TV) Decent
Otaku no Video (OAV)
Our Home's Fox Deity (TV)
Outbreak Company (TV)
Outlaw Star (TV) Decent
Over Drive (TV) Not really good
Pani Poni Dash! (TV) Very good What do you get when you cross "Sensei no Ojikan" with "Excel Saga"? Um, well, this looks a bit like the result.
Patlabor the Mobile Police (TV) Excellent
Pecola (TV) So-so
Peter Pan no Bōken (TV) Not really good
Pilot Candidate (TV)
Pocket Monster Crystal: Raikou Ikazuchi no Densetsu (special)
Pretear (TV)
Princess Jellyfish (TV)
Princess Resurrection (TV)
Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin (TV)
RahXephon (TV)
Ranma ½ (TV) Excellent CLASSIC
Ray (TV) So-so
Renkin 3-kyuu Magical? Pokahn (TV)
Requiem from the Darkness (TV) Good
Rideback (TV)
RIN - Daughters of Mnemosyne (TV)
(The) Rose of Versailles (TV) Good
Rozen Maiden – Zurückspulen (TV)
Rurouni Kenshin (TV) Very good
S-CRY-ed (TV) Weak
Salaryman Kintaro (TV) Excellent
Samurai Deeper Kyo (TV) Very good
Samurai Harem (TV)
School Rumble: 2nd Semester (TV)
Sci-Fi Harry (TV) Bad
Sgt. Frog (TV)
Shadow (OAV) Very good
Shakugan no Shana Second (TV)
Shaman King (TV)
Shin chan (TV) So-so
Sisters of Wellber (TV)
Sky Girls (TV) So-so
Sorcerer Hunters (OAV) Not really good
Soreyuke! Gedou Otometai (TV) Not really good
Soul Eater (TV)
Soul Link (TV) Decent
Spoon Oba-san (TV) Weak
Squid Girl (TV)
Starry Sky (TV) Not really good
Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko (TV) Decent
Steel Angel Kurumi (TV) Weak
(The) Story of Saiunkoku Second Series (TV 2)
Strawberry Marshmallow (TV) Good
Strawberry Panic! (TV)
Student Council's Discretion (TV)
Sugar Sugar Rune (TV) Very good
Super Space Machine X Bomber (puppet-show TV)
Sweet Valerian (TV) Decent
Swiss Family Robinson (TV)
Tanoshii Moomin Ikka (TV) Very good
(The) Telepathy Girl Ran (TV)
Tetsujin 28th (TV) Very good
Texhnolyze (TV) Decent
Three Little Ghosts (TV) Weak
ToHeart2 (TV)
ToHeart2 (OAV)
Tokimeki Memorial ~Only Love~ (TV) Good
Tokyo Mew Mew (TV) Decent
Tona-Gura! (TV) Weak
Touka Gettan (TV)
Toward the Terra (TV) Good
Trinity Blood (TV)
Tsuyokiss - Cool×Sweet (TV)
Tweeny Witches (TV) Decent
Urikupen Kyūjotai (TV) Weak
Urusei Yatsura: Always My Darling (movie)
Vandread (TV) Decent
Welcome to the NHK (TV)
Xenosaga: The Animation (TV) So-so
Yakitate!! Japan (TV) Good
Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl (TV) Very good In many ways, this is the epitome of the sports/shoujo combination. The protagonist, Inokuma Yawara, is instantly likeable, and the story stays focussed and personal.
You're Under Arrest (OAV)
You're Under Arrest (TV)
Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (TV) So-so
Yu-Gi-Oh! (TV 1/1998) Bad
Yukikaze (OAV)
Yumeiro Pâtissière (TV)
Zakuro (TV)
Zipang (TV) Excellent Borrowing the plot of the 1980 film "The Final Countdown", but with a JSDF Aegis cruiser as the "star of the show", instead of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz.

Seen all Rating Comment
5 Centimeters per Second (movie) Excellent
80 Days Around the World With Willy Fog (TV) Not really good
Aa Megami-sama: Tatakau Tsubasa (special) Very good
Ace wo Nerae! (movie) So-so Supposedly a classic of the shoujo and sports anime genres. I dunno about that - it just never managed to arouse my interest.
Aeon Flux (U.S. TV) So-so
Ah! My Goddess (TV) Very good
Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy (TV) Very good
Ahiru no Quack (TV) Very good
Ai Yori Aoshi (TV) Very good
Ai Yori Aoshi ~Enishi~ (TV) Very good
Air (TV) Very good Outstanding animation, and a good story. There are a few rocky patches, but overall, this is a visual tour de force. Must be seen, if only to see just how good animation can get. Don't forget the tissues, this one will make you cry.
Air (movie) Good An alternate retelling of the TV series, and not quite as good. The story is more compact, leaving out extraneous details - but the overall impact is lessened. Also, the animation quality is significantly lower.
Air In Summer (special) Very good
Air Master (TV) Good This anime is an all-or-nothing experience: you will either like it very much, or you will hate it. I confess to being of the former persuasion. There's just something about it... Oh, and if you like this anime, check out "Tenjho Tenge" and "Fighting Beauty Wulong".
Aishiteruze Baby (TV) Excellent The first impression of this anime is of a lightweight series - but don't be fooled by appearances. It's got the potential to grab your attention, especially as a result of the outstanding skill of fledgling seiyuu Tsuzurahara Miyu, who plays Yuzuyu-chan. Give it a chance, and it might grow on you. Personally, I love it.
Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka (TV)
Akiba Girls (OAV) So-so
Akira (movie) Decent Ehhh... the manga was better.
Alien Nine (special) Very good
Allison & Lillia (TV)
Ame to Shoujo to Watashi no Tegami (ONA) Very good
Angel Beats! (TV) Excellent
Angel's Egg (movie) So-so
Angel's Feather (OAV) Weak
Angelic Layer (TV) Good
(The) Animatrix (OAV) Decent
Antique Bakery (TV) Good
Appleseed (movie) Excellent
Aquatic Language (special) Good
Ar Tonelico (OAV) Decent
Aria the Animation (TV) Excellent
Arjuna (TV) Masterpiece This is an outright beautiful anime. Not only is the animation some of the best I've ever seen, but the designs and the soundtrack and, in fact, every little detail of it - all grow together to produce a truly amazing anime.
Azumanga Daioh (TV) Masterpiece Of all the anime TV series or OVAs I've seen, this is among the very best. As comedy, it's brilliant; as slice-of-life, it's touching. Every character reaches out to you in its own way, and it's hard to pick a favourite among them.
Azumanga Daioh - The Very Short Movie Very good This is a fine short, but it really fails on two important points. For viewers who are already fans of Azumanga Daioh, it provides nothing new, since all scenes are more or less rehashed from existing scenes in the TV series. For new viewers, it's a somewhat disordered and incoherent introduction to Azumanga Daioh - which is a shame, really, because AD is such a good series. See it, but don't expect too much, whether you're already an AzuFan or not.
Azumanga Web Daioh (ONA) Not really good
Azumi (live-action movie) Good
Azusa, Otetsudai Shimasu! (special) Very good
Bakemonogatari (TV) Excellent
Bamboo Blade (TV) Excellent
Banner of the Stars (TV) Excellent
Banner of the Stars II (TV) Very good
Banner of the Stars III (OAV) Excellent
Barefoot Gen (movie) Good
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (TV) Excellent
Best Student Council (TV) Very good
Beyond (OAV)
Bincho-tan (TV) Decent
Black Lagoon (TV) Excellent
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage (TV) Excellent
Bleach Rock Musical (musical special) Decent
Bleach: Memories in the Rain (OAV) Decent I'm crazy about "Bleach", but this "OVA" is really a gyp. The contents are more or less just rehashed material from ep. 9, 倒せない敵. This is worse than a recap episode, because it's presented as extra material. Don't bother seeing it if you've already been watching "Bleach" from the beginning.
Bleach: The Sealed Sword Frenzy (OAV) Good
Blue Submarine No.6 (OAV) Masterpiece CLASSIC
Bodacious Space Pirates (TV) Good
Bokura ga Ita (TV) Very good
Bokurano (TV) Very good
Boogiepop Phantom (TV) Very good
Bottle Fairy (TV) Good
Boys Be... (TV) Very good
Boys Over Flowers (TV) Very good
Brave Story (movie) Masterpiece
Brighter than the Dawning Blue (TV) Good
Bunny Drop (TV) Excellent
Burst Angel (TV) Decent This is a femmes-with-guns anime (like the similar "Daphne in the Brilliant Blue") , but in this case, there is also a bit of gratuitous mecha-bashing poked into the story, more or less at random. It doesn't really work, somehow. The characters seem somewhat superficially portrayed, and the overall impression is chaotic. What *does* work, however, is the music. Very nice opening theme, well integrated into the rest of the anime.
Campus (OAV) Decent
CANAAN (TV) Excellent
Canary (OAV) So-so
Candy Boy (ONA) Excellent
Cannon Fodder (movie) Good
Canvas - Sepia-iro no Motif (OAV) Decent
Canvas 2 - Niji Iro no Sketch (TV) Good
Capeta (TV) Excellent
Castle in the Sky (movie) Excellent
(The) Cat Returns (movie) Excellent
Ceres, Celestial Legend (TV) Decent
Chibits (special) Decent
Chobits (TV) Excellent
Clannad (TV) Excellent
Class Reunion Again (OAV) Weak
(The) Cockpit (OAV) Excellent
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (TV) Very good
Comedy (OAV) Decent
Comic Party (TV) Good
Comic Party: Revolution (TV) Very good
Coppelion (TV) Decent
Cowboy Bebop (TV) Excellent
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Very good
Coyote Ragtime Show (TV) Very good
Crest of the Stars (TV) Excellent
Cross Game (TV) Excellent
Crying Freeman (live-action movie) So-so
Daicon films (special) Decent
Dareka no Manazashi (movie) Very good
Darker than Black (TV) Excellent
Dead Leaves (OAV) Excellent
DearS (TV) Good
Dennō Coil (TV) Excellent
Densha Otoko (live-action TV) Excellent
Denshin Mamotte Shugogetten (OAV) Decent
Destiny of the Shrine Maiden (TV) Decent
Detective Story (OAV) Decent
Diamond Daydreams (TV) Good
Digital Juice (OAV) Excellent
Divergence Eve (TV) Decent There's nothing really wrong with the basic plot of this anime, and the animation, while a bit jumbled at times, is clean and attractive. What really ruins it for me is the completely excessive level of fanservice. If I never see another superhumanly large watermelon-like breast bouncing improbably inside a ridiculously tight uniform, it will be five minutes too soon. I'd rate this anime higher, were it not for that.
(The) Dog of Flanders (movie) Good
Dojin Work (TV) Excellent
Don't Tell Mother Maria (special) Very good
ef: a tale of memories (TV) Very good
Egao (special) Excellent If you've got the slightest soft spot for cuteness, this one can't help but take you by storm.
Eiken (OAV) Decent
El Cazador de la Bruja (TV) Very good
Elfen Lied (TV) Very good
Emma: A Victorian Romance (TV) Excellent
Emma: A Victorian Romance Second Act (TV) Excellent
Excel Saga (TV) Decent
Fafner (TV) Very good In many ways, this anime bears a strong similarity to "Neon Genesis Evangelion". However, this is "Evangelion" done right, without all the flaws. Don't miss this one.
Fairy Musketeers (TV) Good
(The) Familiar of Zero (TV) Very good
(The) Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons (TV) Good
Fantastic Children (TV) Masterpiece
Fate/stay night (TV) Decent
Fighting Fantasy Girl Rescue Me: Mave-chan (OAV) Good
Final Approach (TV) Decent
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (movie) Good
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (US CG movie) Good
First Kiss Story (OAV) Not really good
FLCL (OAV) Masterpiece
Fruits Basket (TV) Masterpiece
Full Metal Panic! (TV) Good
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV) Masterpiece
Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection (OAV) Excellent
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa Very good
Futakoi (TV) Decent
Futakoi Alternative (TV) Very good
Futari wa Pretty Cure (TV) Good
Gakuen Alice (TV) Good
Galaxy Angel (TV) Good
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (TV) Excellent
Gantz (TV) Good This is an unusually violent and cryptic anime, based on an even more violent and cryptic manga. Unfortunately, the makers of the anime ran out of steam near the end of the second season, resulting in a rushed ending that deviates from the much more complex manga storyline. Furthermore, the second season has significantly poorer animation quality. The last half of the second season, and particularly the final episodes, constitute a huge disappointment. Although I'd rate the series Excellent based only on the first season, the disappointments of season 2 cause me to downgrade this rating to a mere Good. Bottom line: read the manga.
(The) Garden of Words (movie) Masterpiece
Genshiken (TV) Excellent
Ghost in the Shell (movie) Decent
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV) Excellent
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie) Excellent
Girl's High (TV) Decent
Girls Bravo (TV) Good
Glass no Kamen (TV 1/1984)
(The) Gokusen (TV) Excellent
Good Morning Althea (OAV) Decent
Grave of the Fireflies (movie) Masterpiece CLASSIC. Warning: this is a film that will tear away at your heart. If you have any human compassion in your soul to begin with, you *will* shed tears, many of them, before the end of this film. Personally, every time I watch it, I find myself walking around in a daze for several days afterwards. It really is that painful.
Grenadier (TV) Decent
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (TV) Good
Gurren Lagann (TV) Excellent
.hack//G.U. Trilogy (movie) So-so
.hack//SIGN (TV) Weak A good example of why beautiful animation and a great soundtrack aren't enough. A storyline that goes nowhere, and does so at a very slow pace.
Haibane Renmei (TV) Masterpiece
Hanada Shonen-shi (TV) Excellent
Hanaukyo Maid Team: La Verite (TV) Good Although this is closer to the script of the manga, I much prefer the original "Hanaukyo Maids" series - both in animation and in storytelling, it worked better than this version. Somehow, this version lacks just a bit of the charm that the original series had.
Hanaukyo Maid-tai (TV) Very good
Hanaukyo Maid-tai OAV Good
Hand Maid May (TV) Good
Hataraki Man (TV) Very good
Hellsing (TV) Very good
Here Is Greenwood (OAV) Very good
Heroic Age (TV) Excellent
Hidamari Sketch (TV) Very good
Higan (OAV) Decent
Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai (TV) Excellent
Hijikata Toshizo: Shiro no Kiseki (OAV) Not really good
His and Her Circumstances (TV) Very good This is a wonderful anime series, with some of the best character development I've seen. So much greater the disappointment, then, when it slowly peters out in the last four or five episodes, and fails to provide any resolution to the storyline. On the basis of the first 15-16 episodes alone, I'd rate this Excellent, but considering the entire series as a whole, it's only Very Good.
Honey and Clover (TV) Masterpiece Until recently, I would have foresworn that any anime could surpass Haibane Renmei as my #1. Along came H&C, a wonderful, wonderful series. With a depth of characterisation that is unsurpassed (and matched only by a few anime); with charming characters and both humour and pathos galore, this is quite simply a masterpiece among masterpieces.
Honey and Clover II (TV) Masterpiece I rated the first series a well-deserved Masterpiece, and I was extremely worried that the second season would disappoint the expectations that this raised in me. By the time I'd reached the moving and dramatic 4th episode, though, I was no longer in any doubt: the second season keeps up the high level of storytelling excellence of the first, and Honey and Clover continues to deserve the highest rating I can give it.
Howl's Moving Castle (movie) Excellent
Human Crossing (TV) Very good
Hunter X Hunter (TV) Very good
Hyōka (TV) Excellent
Ichigeki Sacchu!! HoiHoi-san (special) Very good
Ichigo 100% (TV) Good
INTERSTELLA 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (movie) Good
Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu (OAV) Excellent
ItaKiss (TV) Very good
Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade (movie) Good This is generally regarded as a classic - however, as with so many of Oshii Mamoru's works, it lacks something. It's hard to put a finger on what's wrong with this film (for it is, honestly, a very good anime). Maybe it's the heavyhanded symbolism, or the slow pacing of the central passages of the film. Whatever it is, it leaves the film ever so slightly off target. See it, but don't expect too much.
Jinki:Extend (TV) Decent
K (TV) Good
K-ON! (TV) Excellent
Kabuto (OAV) Decent
Kakyūsei 2 (TV) Decent
Kamichu! (TV) Excellent
Kamisama Kazoku (TV) Very good
Kamisama Kiss (TV) Very good
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens (TV)
Kanon (TV 1/2002) Good
Kanon (TV 2/2006) Excellent
Kanon Kazahana (special) Good
Kappa no Kaikata (TV) Decent
Kasimasi - Girl Meets Girl (TV) Good
Key the Metal Idol (OAV) Excellent In many ways, this is the portentuous and symbol-laden anime that "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and "Serial Experiments Lain" never really managed to be. Mysterious and potent, it slowly builds up an undercurrent of symbolism and emotion, which crests as a tsunami in the course of the story. Don't miss it.
Kid's Story (OAV) Decent
Kiki's Delivery Service (movie) Excellent
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to You (TV) Excellent
King of Thorn (movie)
Kino's Journey (TV) Masterpiece An episodic anime delving into philosophical questions about life and its meaning or lack thereof. If you're partial to the works of Jack Vance, you'll fall madly in love with this one.
Kino's Travels: Life Goes On (movie) Excellent
Kite (OAV) Very good
Knight of the Iron Dragon (OAV) Very good
Kodomo no Jikan (TV) Decent
Koi Kaze (TV) Excellent Probably one of the most controversial animes ever. The widespread controversy seems to have been the result of people focussing exclusively on the presence of an element of incest in the storyline, and completely ignoring the actual content. I'm willing to bet that more than half the people who decided this was a "bad" anime, did so without ever having seen it. Having seen it myself, I can tell you that it's a very good anime, indeed - well crafted and touching. See it, and be captivated by it.
Kumo to Tulip (movie) Good
Kurau: Phantom Memory (TV) Masterpiece
Kurenai (TV) Excellent
Kyo no Gononi (OAV) Excellent
Labyrinth (movie) Not really good
Last Exile (TV) Excellent This anime will probably be considered a classic, a landmark of the medium. A few flaws in pacing are all that keeps me from rating it Masterpiece. Furthermore, I must warn you that it contains one of the most unsettling - even outright terrifying - villains of any anime I've seen.
Last Order Final Fantasy VII (OAV) Decent
(The) Law of Ueki (TV) Very good This rather odd little shounen series starts out strangely, and you might be put off by its somewhat contrived storyline. Bear with it, though, and it will grow on you.
Library War (TV) Very good
Like the Clouds, Like the Wind (special) Excellent
Little Nemo - Adventures in Slumberland (movie) Decent
Little Witch Academia (movie) Excellent
Living for the Day After Tomorrow (TV) Very good
Looking Up At The Half-Moon (TV) Excellent
Lost Chapter of the Stars - Birth (special) Good
Love Hina (TV) Very good
Love Hina Again (OAV) Good
Love Hina Spring Special - I Wish Your Dream Very good
Love Hina X'mas Special - Silent Eve Excellent
Lovely Complex (TV) Masterpiece
Lucky Star (TV) Very good
Lunar Legend Tsukihime (TV) Good
Maburaho (TV) Good
Madlax (TV) Very good Hmm.. The initial impression is of "Noir" done somewhat in the style of "Shingetsutan Tsukihime", with added ".hack//SIGN"-style mysticism. There's a long run-up to the actual story, and this is mostly a bit of a yawn, but good in spots. However, as the plot thickens, "Madlax" moves from adequate to very good indeed. If you've got the time to spend, see it - but be prepared to tough it out for at least 5-6 episodes (that's 2-3 hours of viewing time, no small investment) until the story gets going.
Magic Knight Rayearth (TV) Decent
Magic User's Club (TV) Decent
Magic User's Club (OAV) Good
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (TV) Good
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (TV) Very good
Magnetic Rose (movie) Excellent
Mahoraba ~Heartful days~ (TV) Masterpiece This is one of those rareties: an anime that isn't angsty or morose or melancholy, but which manages to take a feelgood story and turn it into a deep study of human emotion. It's at times funny, at times sad, at times heartwarming, and altogether captivating. Oh, and it's an entirely different take on the tired "harem" anime sub-genre. Top marks.
Mahoromatic - Automatic Maiden (TV) Very good
Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful (TV) Very good
Mahou Gakuen Lunar! Aoi Ryu no Himitsu (movie) Not really good
(La) Maison en Petits Cubes (movie) Excellent
Mamotte Shugogetten (TV) Good
Maria Watches Over Us (TV) Excellent
Maria Watches Over Us 3rd Season (OAV) Excellent
Maria Watches Over Us Season 2: Printemps (TV) Excellent
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV) Excellent
Memories (movie) Excellent
Memory (movie) So-so
Midori Days (TV) Good Starting off with a pretty damn silly premise, this series nevertheless grows on you. Occasionally, there's a bit too much comedy-of-errors, but it's forgiveable under the circumstances.
Mighty Space Miners (OAV) Good
Millennium Actress (movie) Excellent CLASSIC.
Mind Game (movie) Excellent
Mokke (TV) Very good
Momo: The Girl God of Death (TV) Very good
MoonPhase (TV) Very good
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (TV) Excellent
Mujin Wakusei Survive (TV) Very good An often-retold plot ("Swiss Family Robinson"). Not the first time it has been done in this genre, either (viz, "Lost in Space"). This version works very well, though. Don't miss it.
My Neighbor Totoro (movie) Masterpiece CLASSIC.
My-HiME (TV) Good
My-Otome (TV) Very good
My-Otome Zwei (OAV) Excellent
Nagasaki 1945 ~ The Angelus Bells (movie) Good
Nagasarete Airantou (TV) Good
NANA (live-action movie) Excellent
Nandarou (special) Decent
Nasu: Summer in Andalusia (movie) Masterpiece
Natsu no Arashi! (TV) Excellent
Natsuiro no Sunadokei (OAV) Decent The best thing you can say about this anime is that it has an interesting basic story-concept. However, the OVA format is way too short to pull it off in any convincing manner. The result is a sloppy piece of work, with a rushed, half-hearted feeling. I'd rate it lower if the premise weren't more intelligent than average for this sort of thing.
Natsume's Book of Friends (TV) Excellent
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (movie) Excellent CLASSIC.
Negima! (TV) Decent
Neo-Tokyo (movie) Not really good
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) Good
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (movie) Good
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (movie) Good
NieA_7 (TV) Good This series has a lot of promise, and the characters are charming - but it lacks a certain essential something. Maybe it's a lack of dynamism. Not much really happens in the series, if truth be told. Still, it shows promise, and deserves to be continued.
Night Wizard The Animation (TV) Decent
Nodame Cantabile (TV) Excellent
Noein - to your other self (TV) Very good
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu (TV)
Now and Then, Here and There (TV) Masterpiece
Ocean Waves (special) Excellent
Oh My Goddess! (OAV) Very good
Oh! Edo Rocket (TV)
Ojamajo Doremi Na-i-sho (OAV) Excellent
Ōkami-san & Her Seven Companions (TV) Good
Okusama wa Maho Shojo (TV) Good
Omishi Magical Theater Risky Safety (TV) Good
On Your Mark (movie) Good
Onegai Friends (Drama CD TV sidestory) Good
Only Yesterday (movie) Masterpiece
(The) Order to Stop Construction (movie) Good
Other Worlds (movie) Very good
Otoboku - Maidens Are Falling for Me! (TV) Good
Ouran High School Host Club (TV) Masterpiece
Outlanders (OAV) Decent
Paprika (movie) Excellent
Paradise Kiss (TV) Excellent
Paranoia Agent (TV) Masterpiece This is a story that really plays games with your mind. Don't watch it if you already have a tenuous grasp on sanity, because it will push you over the edge.
Patapata Hikōsen no Bōken (TV) Very good
Perfect Blue (movie) Excellent
PetoPeto-san (TV) Very good
(The) Place Promised in Our Early Days (movie) Masterpiece
Planetes (TV) Masterpiece This series starts off slow, so I had initially rated it lower. By episode 6-7 or thereabouts, however, the characters are fully formed, and the quality improves. In other words, it grows on you - it just gets better and better throughout, and avoids the many problems of pacing and closure that plague other anime. The story builds to a climax, then provides a fine finish - no loose threads, no problematic last-minute plot twists. The final episode was a true joy to watch. Another reason for seeing this anime is to see space scenes done right. What a pleasure to see a thruster rocket firing in space, and not hear a sound! And the zero-G motion is just perfect.
Please Teacher! (TV) Very good This is a well-told and charming romance series. Most people rate it higher than the sequel, "Onegai Twins", but I have to say that I definitely prefer the sequel - which is not to say that this isn't still a fine anime.
Please Teacher! (OAV) Decent An appendix of sorts to the "Onegai Teacher" series, but terribly inconsequential and uninteresting. It has more fanservice and more ecchi, but less plot and less charm. See it as filler between "Onegai Teacher" and "Onegai Twins", but please don't expect too much.
Please Twins! (TV) Excellent As a comedy, this is great fun. As romance, it works very well, too. The story is well-paced (a rarity in romantic anime, which always seem to have long stretches of inactivity built into the storyline), and the characters are easy to grow fond of - especially the side characters (I absolutely love the always-scheming president of the student council).
Please Twins! (OAV) Good A worthy addition to the Onegai story, unlike the rather gratuitous Onegai Teacher OVA. It also looks like this one is setting up the basis of the storyline for for the next Onegai series... good!
Pokémon (TV) So-so
Pokemon 2000 - The Movie So-so
Pokemon 3 - The Movie So-so
Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker (movie) Good
Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns (special) Very good
Pokemon: The First Movie So-so
Pom Poko (movie) Very good
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (movie) Excellent
Popotan (TV) Very good
Porco Rosso (movie) Excellent CLASSIC.
Princess Arete (movie) Excellent
Princess Mononoke (movie) Excellent CLASSIC.
Psychic Academy (ONA) Not really good Fanservice. Oodles and oodles of fanservice. Every other second - I'm not kidding, this thing is tits and arse from the word "go". Meanwhile, this is a fairly poor anime. The basic idea is OK, but the quality of the animation is low, the sound is tinny and substandard, and the plot has holes you could drive the Death Star through (including a ridiculous last-minute plot twist that doesn't improve the story at all). Still, it has its moments. And fanservice. Did I mention the fanservice?
Puni Puni Poemy (OAV) Very good
Punishment (OAV) Weak
R.O.D -The TV- Masterpiece
Ramen Fighter Miki (TV) Very good
Read or Die (OAV) Masterpiece
REC (TV) Excellent
Red Garden (TV) Very good
Rizelmine (TV) Good
Rocket Girls (TV) Very good
Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise (movie) Excellent CLASSIC. This is a genuine gem of the anime medium, the film that really put Gainax on the map - you can't claim to be an anime connoiseur if you haven't seen it.
Rozen Maiden (TV) Excellent
Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre (special) Excellent
Rozen Maiden: Träumend (TV) Very good
Ruin Explorers - Fam & Ihrie (OAV) So-so
Rumbling Hearts (TV) Excellent Although this anime has intermittent problems with pacing (the first few episodes move very fast, then there are long periods with seemingly little activity), I'm very happy with it overall. The characters manage to grab your attention, engage your sympathy, and sometimes to exasperate you. It's not a tear-jerker, but it is moving.
Running Man (movie) Weak
SaiKano (TV) Masterpiece
SaiKano: Another Love Song (OAV) Very good
Samurai 7 (TV) Very good I was prepared to loathe this, since I am great devotee of the original 'Shichinin no Samurai' by Kurosawa Akira. However, after having watched about half a dozen episodes, I began to reluctantly admit that this is a very worthwhile retelling of the classic story - and by the time it was over, I was convinced. I'm impressed - it takes a lot to change my mind like that.
Samurai Champloo (TV) Excellent
Sasameki Koto (TV) Excellent
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (TV) Excellent
School Days (TV) Good
School Rumble (TV) Excellent
School Rumble: Extra Class (OAV) Very good
Serial Experiments Lain (TV) Very good I like the series, but even so, I think it is generally overrated. Because it is intentionally mysterious and leaves a lot of questions unanswered, it appeals to the same crowd that loved The X-Files, Twin Peaks and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Honestly, I think that's a minus - but your mileage may vary. It's a good, tense story, but let's not get carried away... that's all it is.
(The) Severing Crime Edge (TV)
Sexy Voice and Robo (live-action TV) Good
Shadow Star Narutaru (TV) Very good
Shakugan no Shana (TV) Very good
Shamanic Princess (OAV) Decent
She and Her Cat (OAV) Very good
Shigofumi - Letters from the Departed (TV)
Shrine of the Morning Mist (TV) Good
Shuffle! (TV) Good
Silver Spoon (TV) Excellent
Simoun (TV) Excellent
Sky Girls (OAV) So-so
Slipstream (OAV) Excellent
Sōkyū no Fafner - Single Program - Right of Left- (special) Decent
Sola (TV) Good
Solty Rei (TV) Very good
Someday's Dreamers (TV) Good This is a good series, full of interesting characters. Still, it somehow lacks that essential something that raises an anime above the level of competence and quality into the level of the truly outstanding. I won't call it forgettable, but it could be much better with some more creative scripting and editing.
Someday's Dreamers II Sora (TV) Masterpiece
Sonic Boom Squadron (OAV) Excellent
Sora Iro no Tane (special) Good
Spice and Wolf (TV) Good
Spirit of Wonder (OAV) Good
Spirited Away (movie) Masterpiece
Starship Operators (TV) Excellent
Stellvia (TV) Good
Step Up Love Story (OAV) Decent I'm not much of a fan of strongly ecchi or hentai anime, but this one is the exception. Here, the sex is a valid part of the story - which is a very sweet and captivating tale of two inexperienced newlyweds discovering their sexuality together. I found myself charmed by it.
Stink Bomb (movie) Good
(The) Story of Saiunkoku (TV) Very good
Strawberry Eggs (TV) Very good
Strike Witches (OAV) Not really good
Sugar: A Little Snow Fairy (TV) Excellent
Sugar: A Little Snow Fairy Summer Special Good
Suicide Club (live-action movie) Good
Summer Wars (movie) Excellent
Sumomomo Momomo - Chijō Saikyō no Yome (TV) Very good
Super Kuma-san (special) Decent
Suzuka (TV) Very good
Tachikomatic Days (OAV) Good
Tactics (TV) Very good
Tales from Earthsea (movie) Good
Tantei Gakuen Q (TV) Very good
Tekkonkinkreet (movie) Awful (Dan.sub), Very good (raw)
Tenchi Universe (TV) Good
Tenjho Tenge (TV) Good This will appeal to you, if you liked "Airmaster". If you hated "Airmaster", then you probably won't like this anime.
Tenjho Tenge: Ultimate Fight (OAV)
Tenshi na Konamaiki (TV) Excellent This is drop-dead funny - it's like Ranma 1/2 on speed.
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (TV) Good
Tide-Line Blue (TV) Good
Time of Eve (ONA) Masterpiece
To Heart (TV) Good
To Love-Ru (TV) Decent
Tobira o Akete (OAV 1995) Very good
Tohai Densetu Akagi -Yamini Maiorita Tensai- (TV) Very good
Tokyo Godfathers (movie) Excellent
Tomorrow's Song (special) Good
Toradora! (TV) Masterpiece
Trigun (TV) Excellent
Tristia of the Deep Blue Sea (OAV) Decent
(The) Twelve Kingdoms (TV) Excellent
Twilight Q (OAV) Good
Twin Spica (TV) Excellent This is a little gem; a coming-of-age story with a strong element of the supernatural. Carefully crafted, the tale is unfolded at a calm, well-measured pace. See this as a complement to two other space anime with similar themes: "Planetes" and "Uchuu no Stellvia".
Ugokie Kori no Tatehiki (movie) Good
Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend (OAV) Weak
Utawarerumono (TV) Very good
Uta∽Kata (TV) Good
Uta∽Kata (OAV) Decent
Vampire Hunter D (OAV) Not really good
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (movie) Weak
Video Girl Ai (OAV) Excellent
Virgin Touch (OAV) Decent
(The) Vision of Escaflowne (TV) So-so
Voices of a Distant Star (OAV) Masterpiece This is an amazing anime, a masterpiece produced under extraordinary circumstances, and with extraordinary results. For the brief while that you are watching it, it grips your full attention and doesn't let go. We'll still be talking about this one, twenty years from now.
Wagnaria!! (TV) Excellent
(The) Wallflower (TV) Good
When They Cry - Higurashi (TV) Excellent
Whisper of the Heart (movie) Masterpiece
A Wind Named Amnesia (movie) Masterpiece CLASSIC. The Japanese take on the post-apocalyptic road movie genre. Must be seen.
Wind: A Breath of Heart (TV) Weak All right, I'll be honest about this one. The story isn't bad - somewhat clichéed, but not bad. It's certainly better than the animation. However, that isn't saying much, because the animation is awful. Really. I'm not kidding. The foreground animation is pretty sketchy, but the backgrounds are third-rate CGI animations, low on detail and jarringly glued together with the foregrounds, to produce a true eyesore. So, even though the story is a decent little romance with a touch of mystery, it really hurts to watch it. Bottom line: see it with your eyes closed.
Windy Tales (TV) Excellent
(The) Wings of Rean (ONA) Not really good
With You ~Mitsumeteitai~ (OAV) Not really good
Yamibo - Darkness, the Hat, and the Travelers of the Books (TV) Decent
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (OAV) Masterpiece
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: Quiet Country Cafe (OAV) Masterpiece
Yomigaeru Sora - RESCUE WINGS (TV) Very good
Yonna in the Solitary Fortress (movie) So-so
Yume Tsukai (TV) Very good
Yumeria (TV) Good
Zaion: I Wish You Were Here (ONA) Good
Zegapain (TV) Excellent
Zettai Shonen (TV) Excellent This anime has a strange "Twin Peaks" vibe to it. If you like slow, mysterious tales, set in sleepy backwaters, this is for you.

Will not finish Rating Comment
Adventures of Tom Sawyer (TV) Weak
Agent Aika (OAV) So-so I tried very hard to finish watching this, but I simply couldn't stand all the absurd and pointless fanservice panty shots. Too, too, too much.
Ah My Buddha (TV) Not really good This is like all the worst parodies of fanservice you've ever seen, all rolled up into one repulsive lump. Where Eiken had charm and a humorous storyline to carry it off, Amaenaideyo! is just plain boring.
Akane Maniax (OAV) Weak I was looking forward to this, since KimiNozo was a favourite of mine. What a disappointment.
Alice in Wonderland (TV) Not really good
Aquarion (TV) Weak Cliché City, downtown. This is truly one of the most unoriginal and derivative anime I've seen in years. It's as if somebody decided to rip off Shin Seiki Evangelion and Soukyuu no Fafner, with absolute lack of shame. Even the title reads like an amalgam of the two. If it weren't for the fact that the animation quality is tolerably good, I'd place this in the Bad category. As it is, it really isn't worth the effort.
Basilisk (TV) Decent This is a well-made anime, with fairly high production values. If ninja killing each all over the place, in various bloody and horrific ways, is your thing, then you'll like this. It's not my thing, so I choose to not finish watching this series. I'll give it a courtesy rating of Decent, to reflect the quality of the animation.
Battle Programmer SHIRASE (TV) Weak Bleah. Angsty, quasi-misanthropic "hacker" with a heart of gold. Medium-sloppy animation and poor characterisation. Poor grasp of the computer tech that is supposed to be the gimmick of the storyline. In other words: bleah, bleah, bleah.
Descendants of Darkness (TV) Not really good
Dragon Pink (OAV) Weak
F3 (OAV) Bad
Ghost Slayers Ayashi (TV) So-so On the face of it, this might be an interesting anime, but no matter how I've tried and tried to let it captivate me, it fails.
Hamtaro (TV) Bad My two oldest kids (boys, ages 4 and 7 at the time) liked it. I find it unbearable. It's like all the cutesy anime animals you've ever seen, rolled up into one big mess.
Hell Girl (TV) So-so The animation is pretty, but when you get right down to it, this is a bunch of infantile revenge-fantasy wish fulfilment. The characters are essentially cardboard cutouts, with almost no depth - a feature made even worse by the superficial mission-of-the-week episode format. I just couldn't bring myself to watch any more of it.
Hikaru no Go (TV) Bad You know, I play Go, so somehow I really ought to like this series... but all I can see is how superficial and stilted it is. I just can't grasp why it's such a success. I rate this: Yawn.
Knight Hunters (TV) Awful This anime is worth seeing - not as an example of good anime, but as the opposite. I recommend seeing it with two or three friends and a case of beer. This series is so bad, it has all the makings of a good drinking game.
Koi Koi Seven (TV) So-so
Magikano (TV) So-so
MÄR (TV) Weak Weak story, derivative and with fairly low animation standards. This pretty much give the feel of a totally unoriginal cross between Kyou Kara Maou, Duel Masters, and Ruin Explorers. Not worth my time, sorry.
Mars Daybreak (TV) Weak This is a mediocre anime. Stereotypical characters, stereotypical storyline, stereotypical mecha. The future Mars on which the story takes place is unconvincingly portrayed, and the whole thing is a poorly-made mish-mash of ideas lifted from better anime.
Medabots (TV) Bad
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (OAV) Bad
Musashi (TV) Awful
My Santa (OAV) Not really good
(Le) Portrait de Petite Cossette (OAV) So-so Like Serial Experiments Lain, this is an anime that wants to be pregnant with meaning, full of half-stated significances and subtly chilling implications. Sorry, this is not a pregnancy, it's an abortion.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (live-action TV) Bad This is simply wonderful. Though I've rated it very low, and place it firmly in my 'Will not finish' category, I *do* recommend that you watch at least one or two episodes - if only to experience the glorious absurdity of this series. It's beyond silly.
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV) Weak
Sukisho (TV) Not really good
Tokko (TV) Weak
Ultimate Girls (TV) Weak
Vampire Princess Miyu (TV) Weak
Yugo the Negotiator (TV) Not really good Good concept, but fairly dreary, humdrum execution. Worth watching if there's nothing better - but don't make the effort to seek it out.