angelmcazares's Anime

317 series watched, 18 OVA's/specials watched, 36 movies watched

6 Masterpiece, 21 Excellent, 54* Very good,
114 Good, 102 Decent, 69 So-so, 5 Not really good

I took into account the quality in story telling, character development, originality/uniqueness, production values and conclusion when rating my watched anime. My personal enjoyment is also taken into account, but I try that my ratings reflect as much as possible how much I would objectively recommend a particular anime.

* Since ANN does not have a proper encyclopedia entry for the 1974 Space Battleship Yamato television series, I am adding my rating here: Very good.

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5 Centimeters per Second (movie)
Amazing production values, but the ending seems unhappy just for the sake of it.
Decent
After War Gundam X (TV)
A different take on Gundam that actually works.
Good
Akira (movie)
A visually amazing movie, but its story and character development fail to impress.
Good
Allison & Lillia (TV)
A trite but good hearted series.
Decent
(The) Ambition of Oda Nobuna (TV)
A harem take on historical events with nice laughs, good animation and a touch of drama.
Decent
Angel Beats! (TV)
Silly at times, but the emotional ride is great.
Good
anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (TV)
A short but very complete and emotional coming of age story.
Excellent
anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (movie)
A decent compilation movie that serves as an epilogue, giving a bit more closure to the series.
Good
Another (TV)
Silly school drama combined with horror did not do it for me.
So-so
Arakawa Under the Bridge (TV)
A lot of silliness and LOL moments but lacking in story.
Decent
Arakawa under the Bridge × Bridge (TV)
Even more silliness but less and less concrete story.
So-so
Aria the Animation (TV)
A relaxing series that knows what it wants to do, but I found it too uneventful.
Decent
Attack on Titan (TV)
An imaginative concept that combines well fantasy with social, political and economic issues. It has to continue to potentially become great.
Good
Azumanga Daioh (TV)
One of the best school comedies with drama and excellent character development.
Excellent
B Gata H Kei - Yamada’s First Time (TV)
An ecchi comedy with substance.
Good
Baby Steps (TV)
An inspiring tennis anime with a good balance of sports action and character development.
Decent
Baccano! (TV)
Cool concepts, but I would like to have seen a better story line and plot.
Very good
Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts (TV)
Silliness for the most part with almost no character development.
So-so
Bakemonogatari (TV)
Wow! This is one of the most artistic and interesting series I have ever seen.
Excellent
Barakamon (TV)
A comedic, coming of age anime set in a rural place that is usually effective and easy to digest.
Good
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (TV)
Truly for the fans of rock n' roll.
Good
Beyond the Boundary (TV)
A nicely animated series from Kyoto Animation. Unfortunately, it is a mediocre product because it has a slow start, a confusing story/plot and a lazy conclusion.
So-so
Birdy the Mighty Decode:02 (TV)
A less interesting arc than the first season, but some characters are still great.
So-so
Birdy the Mighty: Decode (TV)
Very enjoyable with nice characters.
Decent
Black Butler (TV)
A very cool concept with dark undertones.
Very good
Black Butler II (TV)
Despite its inconsistencies, it manages to be a sort of conclusion for the first season.
Decent
Black Butler: Book of Circus (TV)
An entertaining and dark experience, but these episodes feel disjointed without a clear series structure.
So-so
Black Lagoon (TV)
Fun ride with an interesting premise that leaves some unanswered questions.
Good
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (OAV)
Retains the formula of the television series, but it packs a bigger punch to the gut.
Very good
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage (TV)
Continues to be entertaining and full of action; does a good job answering some questions from season one.
Good
Blade & Soul (TV)
A weird fantasy anime with beautiful women warriors that is mediocre, but it tries as best as it can to be appealing and unique.
So-so
Blast of Tempest (TV)
A science fiction series with intriguing characters that can be hard to grasp at times, but overall it is a very satisfying watch.
Very good
Blood+ (TV)
I very well told story with great emotional moments.
Excellent
Blue Drop (TV)
An okay story but cliche.
So-so
Blue Exorcist (TV)
A quality produced series that unfortunately feels flat and unoriginal.
Decent
Blue Gender (TV)
Very strong start but disappointing ending.
Decent
Blue Spring Ride (TV)
A solid, but cliché, shoujo school romance/comedy with an emotive ending.
Decent
Bodacious Space Pirates (TV)
Neat premise with excellent production values, but it begins to really shine until late in the series.
Good
(The) Book of Bantorra (TV)
Strange and entertaining series but ultimately mediocre.
Decent
Boys Be... (TV)
A sweet, but at times, clumsily executed school-based romantic anime.
So-so
Brain Powered (TV)
Some neat ideas but do not come together.
Not really good
Brigadoon (TV)
A strange story, but character development is very good.
Good
Btooom! (TV)
A decently constructed series with an interesting premise. It needs another season(s) though to be more complete.
Decent
Bunny Drop (TV)
Probably the best slice of life anime ever made.
Excellent
Burst Angel (TV)
A nice series but nothing never seem before.
So-so
CANAAN (TV)
Promising story but felt too short and missing something.
So-so
Candy Candy (TV)
An enjoyable drama but very sad at times.
Good
Captain Earth (TV)
An over the top and occasionally confusing mecha show with likable characters, fun attitude and a great, climax ending.
Good
Cardcaptor Sakura (TV)
A mostly enjoyable magical girls show with plenty of touchy moments and likable characters (especially the titular).
Good
Cat Planet Cuties (TV)
A weak story with likable characters, but I give it credit for doing some creative things with the harem genre.
Decent
Chaika - The Coffin Princess (TV)
The first part of a fantasy anime with some tropes typical of the genre, but it has a lot of energy and the right attitude.
Good
Chaos;HEAd (TV)
A thrilling start that turns into big cliche.
So-so
Chihayafuru (TV)
An anime about playing a card game named karuta that has a decent story and occasional good characterization.
Decent
Chihayafuru 2 (TV)
It is pretty much as good as season 1, but it is better paced.
Good
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (movie)
A well made movie but ultimately unremarkable.
Good
Chobits (TV)
Neat story.
Decent
City Hunter (TV)
Tons of fun but too repetitive.
Decent
Clannad (TV)
Very entertaining, funny and dramatic at the same time.
Very good
Clannad After Story (TV)
A bit too dramatic but still enjoyable.
Good
Claymore (TV)
Interesting watch; manga is way better.
So-so
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (TV)
A very thrilling story with frequent twists and great characters.
Very good
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (TV)
It starts kind of slow but manages to tie all the loose ends from season one.
Very good
Colorful (movie)
A neat movie about coming of age dealing with family, friendship and the meaning of life.
Good
Coppelion (TV)
A science fiction anime with a good premise, but the producers did not know how to exploit it.
So-so
Cowboy Bebop (TV)
Simply a feast to watch and always fun.
Excellent
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Not bad, but very inferior compared to the television series.
Good
Crest of the Stars (TV)
It poses some interesting philosophical questions but needed more time to really develop.
Decent
Darker than Black (TV)
Very thrilling and great production values.
Very good
Darker than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha: Gaiden (OAV)
Four very intense episodes.
Very good
Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor (TV)
Same formula as season one but with weaker ending.
Good
Deadman Wonderland (TV)
Promising but falls flat.
So-so
Dear Brother (TV)
A dramatic, and sometimes very effective, drama about youths that unfortunately resolves in an anti climatic manner.
Good
Death Note (TV)
Very psychological with a great villain.
Very good
Demon King Daimao (TV)
Nicely animated but not very remarkable.
Not really good
(The) Devil is a Part-Timer! (TV)
A genuinely funny comedy with a stupid-sounding premise that works wonderfully.
Good
(The) Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (movie)
A great piece of production that Haruhi and non-Haruhi fans can enjoy.
Very good
Dragon Ball (TV)
A classic shounen series with many laughs and plenty of action.
Good
Dragon Ball GT (TV)
Dragon Ball gone insane.
So-so
Dragon Ball Z (TV)
Much more intense, but filler sucks.
Good
Durarara!! (TV)
A very strange series that has various interesting ideas.
Very good
Dusk maiden of Amnesia (TV)
An enjoyable and gorgeously animated mix of comedy, horror and drama.
Good
(The) Eccentric Family (TV)
A beautiful looking anime with a simple, and a bit unusual, story about family, hope and dreams.
Good
ef: a tale of melodies (TV)
Just as strong as memories with a darker tone.
Good
ef: a tale of memories (TV)
Tremendous production values with a heart felt story.
Good
El Cazador de la Bruja (TV)
A strange mix of ideas that somehow works.
Decent
Elfen Lied (TV)
Great premise from manga but bad anime adaptation.
So-so
Emma: A Victorian Romance (TV)
A well crafted, enjoyable and mature love story.
Good
Emma: A Victorian Romance Second Act (TV)
Same formula as season one, but with higher emotions.
Good
Eureka Seven (TV)
It has very good moments but could have been better.
Good
EUREKA SEVEN AO (TV)
An anime related (not a real sequel) to the first Eureka Seven series, but the newer show has too many problems with its story/plot and characterization.
So-so
Fate/stay night (TV)
After struggling as a fantasy, teen story, it improves in the second half and manages to tie together most of the loose ends from Fate/Zero.
Decent
Fate/Zero (TV)
A strong start to a well produced series with an interesting premise.
Very good
Fate/Zero (TV 2)
Unfortunately its prequel nature hurts this ambitious anime from being a more transcendental work.
Good
Fist of the North Star (TV)
Another classic shounen series with a cool premise but sloppy story line and plot.
So-so
Fist of the North Star 2 (TV)
A slightly better tight story line and plot than season one but still has issues.
Decent
FLCL (OAV)
All kind of craziness going on, but I fail to see greatness.
Decent
Flowers of Evil (TV)
A very original concept that looks at the dark side of being a teenager. Great overall execution, but it needs more episodes/seasons to round it up.
Very good
Fractale (TV)
Some cool elements but not enough to really impress.
Decent
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club (TV)
A silly, entertaining and great looking anime about young male swimmers.
Good
Free! Eternal Summer (TV)
Much like season one, it is a silly, fun and satisfying watch with great visuals.
Good
Freezing (TV)
Over the top fanservice is not enough to disguise a mediocre and unoriginal story.
Not really good
From the New World (TV)
An imaginative and smart apocalyptic anime that delivers at most instances.
Very good
Fruits Basket (TV)
An emotive and amusing series with an intriguing premise. Unfortunately, after a strong start, it recycles the material a bit too much, and the conclusion lacks closure.
Good
Full Metal Panic! (TV)
The first third is very good, but the rest is sloppy and leaves some questions unanswered.
Decent
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (TV)
A more dark and emotionally intense series than season one.
Good
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (TV)
It has comedic moments but very silly overall.
So-so
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV)
Intense with appealing characters, but the story falls, somewhat, apart in the end.
Very good
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV)
A great story and characters with endearing and universal lessons.
Masterpiece
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa
Cool twist but bad ending.
Decent
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (movie)
A movie full of destruction, action and blood that ultimately does not do anything worthwhile with the Fullmetal Alchemist setting.
So-so
Ga-Rei-Zero (TV)
A touchy series with a conclusion that feels abrupt.
Decent
Galilei Donna (TV)
An anime with a promising first episode and potential to be something special. Unfortunately, the producers never were able to consistently exploit that potential.
Good
Gantz (TV)
Disappointing manga adaptation.
So-so
(The) Garden of Sinners (movie series)
Very good production values, but the story and characters become too absurd at times.
Good
(The) Garden of Words (movie)
Another gorgeous looking movie from Makoto Shinkai. It has a nice premise but needed to be longer to earn a better rating.
Good
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (TV)
An intriguing and great looking science fiction series with a somewhat predictible plot, but a great watching experience nonetheless.
Very good
Gatchaman Crowds (TV)
A weird but entertaining series with a memorable female lead.
Decent
Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun (TV)
An effective school romantic comedy that, unfortunately, feels too episodic at times and is inconclusive.
Decent
Genshiken (TV)
A good look at otaku culture but something felt missing.
Decent
Genshiken Second Season (TV)
A well done and satisfactory sequel to an otaku comedy with quirky characters.
Very good
Ghost Hound (TV)
A mystery series with the right amount of drama, teen angst and comedy.
Very good
Ghost Hunt (TV)
Cool but very episodic in nature to be really effective.
Decent
Ghost in the Shell (movie)
I think I know why some people like cyber punk science fiction.
Excellent
Gingitsune (TV)
A pleasant slice of life series with nice characters, existentialist themes and a touch of supernatural elements.
Very good
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Space (TV)
Very entertaining throughout, but the ending needs more closure.
Good
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie)
Well done, entertaining and imaginative movie; the conclusion keeps it from greatness though.
Very good
Girls und Panzer (TV)
Another excuse to watch girls in short skirts; but it is at least entertaining.
So-so
GLASSLIP (TV)
Another visually-pleasant teen drama from P.A. Works that wants to be somewhat experimental, but the end product is a mixed bag.
Decent
Golden Boy (OAV)
Enjoyable OVA; I wish it had been longer.
Decent
Golden Time (TV)
A simple romantic comedy with potential to have been better if it had been more consistent.
Decent
Good Luck Girl! (TV)
A very effective comedy with some touchy moments that unfortunately feels like a small portion of a larger story.
Decent
Grave of the Fireflies (movie)
A very well made movie but not recommendable if you cry easily.
Masterpiece
Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl (TV)
A curious series with weird characters, but where is the story and plot?
So-so
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (TV)
An entertaining school comedy with an unlikely hero.
Good
Guilty Crown (TV)
An overambitious but very unoriginal premise with lazy writing and some appealing characters.
Decent
Guin Saga (TV)
A greatly animated medieval fantasy story with several cliche elements.
So-so
Gungrave (TV)
The best mafia drama I have ever seen, period.
Very good
Gurren Lagann (TV)
The craziness has a purpose and an emotional story.
Very good
.hack//SIGN (TV)
It has interesting concepts and characters, but the execution is not very good.
So-so
Haganai (TV)
A school comedy with ecchi elements that attempts to bring something new to the table but ultimately is more formulaic than original.
Decent
Haibane Renmei (TV)
A very atmospheric series with mystery that leaves the conclusions up to the viewer.
Excellent
Hanamonogatari (TV)
A more subtle and somber arc that does a good enough job closing the second season of the Monogatari anime franchise.
Very good
Hanasaku Iroha - Blossoms for Tomorrow (TV)
A feel good story about human interactions and dreams.
Very good
Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home (movie)
A short, well made and highly emotional movie that offers some insight about a critical issue in the television series.
Good
Hatsukoi Limited (TV)
A satisfying school comedy with ecchi, romance and coming of age.
Good
Heaven's Memo Pad (TV)
An interesting and solid mystery series with some existentialist themes.
Good
(The ")Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat. (TV)
A silly, ecchi romantic comedy that occasionally surprises with emotive moments.
So-so
High School of the Dead (TV)
There is plenty of fanservice, but it has an actual good story.
Good
Honey and Clover (TV)
A heartfelt story with nice characters.
Very good
Honey and Clover II (TV)
The continuation of a heartfelt story with nice characters.
Very good
Humanity Has Declined (TV)
A very cynic look at humanity, but it felt short and lacking story.
Good
Hunter X Hunter (TV)
A shounen series more driven by good character development.
Good
Hyōka (TV)
Excellent animation, but potential was not fully exploited.
Good
Inuyasha (TV)
A long, fantasy series (with mostly quality filler) that manages to focus on a single story line that never becomes dull.
Very good
InuYasha: The Final Act (TV)
After a rushed start it manages to provide a very solid conclusion for the anime series.
Good
(The) irregular at magic high school (TV)
After a confusing, messy and clichéd start, this series somehow becomes endearing at the end.
So-so
Is the order a rabbit? (TV)
Another anime about cute girls doing cute (and some slightly sexualized) things that struggles to remain entertaining.
So-so
Jyu-Oh-Sei (TV)
A futuristic story with some nice moments.
Decent
K-ON! (TV)
A very effective combination of cute school girls, situational humor and music.
Good
K-ON! (movie)
A nice addition to the franchise, but it felt underwhelming for a movie.
Decent
K-ON! Season 2 (TV)
The constant rehashing of ideas from season one makes this second offering boring at times.
Decent
Kamichu! (TV)
A slice of life series with supernatural elements that sadly was butchered.
Decent
Kamisama Dolls (TV)
Strong start, but questionable writing and over used tropes undermine the second half.
So-so
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens (TV)
A hilarious series that I wish could have been longer.
Good
Kanon (TV 2/2006)
An emotional, very good series with a mix of different elements.
Excellent
(The) Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior (TV)
A wacky romantic comedy that appeared to have a potential great premise, but it generally fell and felt flat.
So-so
Kiddy Grade (TV)
An all around mediocre space/mecha series with one of the few redeeming qualities being some female character designs.
So-so
Kids on the Slope (TV)
Very emotional with great execution.
Very good
Kill la Kill (TV)
An over the top, and at times nonsensical, anime that manages to be emotive and very satisfactory.
Very good
Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to You (TV)
Emotive with likable characters, but the pace and story are kind of slow.
Decent
Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season (TV)
Slow and frustrating first half; the last 5 episodes make up for some of it.
Decent
Kimikiss pure rouge (TV)
An enjoyable romantic series with the right amount of drama and laughs.
Good
Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic (TV)
A very charming moe series with likable characters but not much of a story.
Decent
Kino's Journey (TV)
A neat series with life lessons but a loose story.
Good
Kite (OAV)
It is intense but needs better writing.
So-so
Knights of Sidonia (TV)
An intriguing and somewhat interesting space/mecha/horror anime that feels sloppy at times.
Decent
Koi Kaze (TV)
Controversial subject matter but worth a look.
Good
Kokoro Connect (TV)
A satisfying series with an inventive premise, nice characters and lots of emotions.
Very good
Kotoura-san (TV)
Promising start but fell flat the last two thirds.
So-so
Kurau: Phantom Memory (TV)
Okay story, but the characters were well done and easy to root for.
Decent
Kurenai (TV)
A nice coming of age and emotional story but feels truncated.
Decent
Kurokami The Animation (TV)
A formulaic action/adventure series with very good character development and drama.
Very good
Log Horizon (TV)
The first season of another players stuck in MMORPG anime that is engaging and has some brains.
Decent
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (TV)
An enjoyable, neat, short romantic comedy with the right amount of craziness, laughs and tears.
Very good
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- (TV)
It manages to end in a very positive note after a slow first half, but it is not as good as the first season.
Good
Lovely Complex (TV)
A poorly animated romantic comedy with the right attitude, but the story/plot is weak.
So-so
Lucky Star (TV)
A curious series about otaku themes that unfortunately feels like a giant commercial.
Decent
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (movie)
I absolutely love the action in this one.
Very good
Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (TV)
An interesting look at the origins of Lupin III. The ending could have been better, but the ride was still worth it.
Good
Madlax (TV)
A strange collection of characters creates a memorable experience that culminates in a bizarre ending.
Good
Magi - The Kingdom of Magic (TV)
Another frustrating, inconsistent season of an anime that has potential to be much better.
Decent
Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic (TV)
A fresh take on the shounen genre, but it losses steam in the last two thirds.
Decent
Magic Knight Rayearth (TV)
A nice, enjoyable combination of shoujo, magic and mechas.
Good
Magic Knight Rayearth 2 (TV 2)
Same formula as season one, but it gets good until the last third.
Decent
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (TV)
Parodying is amusing, but it can get tiresome.
So-so
Mai Mai Miracle (movie)
A good looking movie, unfortunately, the writers were unsure as to where exactly focus the story on.
Decent
MAOYU (TV)
A well conceptualized series that combines, political, social and economic issues with otaku laced humor.
Good
Maria Watches Over Us (TV)
Unusual and intriguing premise but needed better execution.
Decent
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV)
One of the most original series to have appeared in the last decade.
Very good
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV 2009 renewal)
Endless Eight can be tiresome, but the rest of the episodes are needed to better understand this franchise.
Good
Memories (movie)
Three well-made short films dealing with various topics ranging from space horror to the ironies of militarization.
Good
Michiko & Hatchin (TV)
An action-oriented series about violence, (child) abuse and crime in the style of past greats like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo.
Good
Mobile Suit Gundam (TV)
The introduction to the Gundam universe that can be rough, but is necessary.
Good
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (TV)
A non Universal Century Gundam series worried too much with warfare.
Decent
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season (TV)
Does a good job tying together the elements from season one; the characters feel better written too.
Decent
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer
Heavily filled with action but does little to construct on what the second season did.
Not really good
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (OAV)
Simply short and heart felt.
Good
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (OAV)
A short series that embodies why Gundam is amazing to me.
Good
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (TV)
A sort of reboot with some good parts, that can be enjoyable.
Decent
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny (TV)
Not as effective as SEED but not terrible either.
So-so
Mobile Suit Gundam UC (OAV)
A story of human hope with very high production values that ultimately works better as a homage to the Gundam franchise.
Very good
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (TV)
A different take on Gundam that falls flat.
Decent
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (TV)
A good sequel to Zeta, but better focus would have made it better.
Good
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (movie)
A well produced but very fast paced movie needed to complement Universal Century.
Decent
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (OAV)
Gundam on Earth can be awesome too when you have a good story and characters.
Very good
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (TV)
My favorite Gundam series because of its wide range of emotions and characters.
Excellent
Monogatari Series Second Season (TV)
A high quality series that does a very good job building up on (and at times evokes) the imaginative concepts and characterization that Bakemonogatari introduced.
Very good
Monster (TV)
A great, great anime that everyone needs to watch. Shame on Viz for not releasing all of it on DVD.
Masterpiece
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (TV)
A gorgeous looking series with a good story and great characters that come together beautifully.
Excellent
Murder Princess (OAV)
Short and entertaining; nothing more.
So-so
Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse (TV)
An okay premise and story with plenty of female eye candy, but it felt too chaotic and oversimplified at times.
So-so
My Little Monster (TV)
An intriguing and entertaining mix of weirdness, comedy, drama and melancholy that needs more seasons to truly become great.
Good
My Neighbor Totoro (movie)
A children's movie with the right attitude, but it was lousily executed by the so called genius, Hayao Miyazaki.
So-so
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (TV)
A clever series that wants to debunk typical tropes in anime romantic comedies. It also tells a story about teenage angst along the way.
Good
Mysterious Girlfriend X (TV)
Nice romantic comedy with a weird twist.
Good
Nagi no Asukara (TV)
Another pretty and dramatic series from P.A. Works that has a great start before slowing down in the last third, but it still manages to be a high quality work.
Very good
NANA (TV)
A very emotional and nicely paced series that I wish could have reached a proper conclusion.
Good
Naruto (TV)
A shounen series that can have touchy moments.
Decent
Natsuiro Kiseki (TV)
Not a bad premise but lousy execution.
So-so
Natsuyuki Rendezvous (TV)
Cool premise and attractive visuals, but it needed better execution to be truly memorable.
Decent
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (movie)
An imaginative, post-apocalyptic story with a strong lead and a powerful ecological message.
Very good
Nekomonogatari (Black) (TV)
A high quality production that offers little new content for fans of the Monogatari anime franchise.
Good
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV)
What can I say? Just watch it.
Masterpiece
Nichijou - My Ordinary Life (TV)
A well-animated anime with brilliant moments of comedy. I just wish the story and characters had been better developed.
Good
Night Raid 1931 (TV)
A historical series that is hard to get into because of its brevity.
So-so
Ninja Scroll (movie)
A ton of gore and sexual situations with no meaning.
So-so
Ninja Scroll (TV)
If the movie had been more like this series, it would not have been worthless.
Decent
Nisemonogatari (TV)
Not as great as Bakemonogatari but needed to complement it.
Good
Noein - to your other self (TV)
A love and friendship story combined with interesting science concepts.
Good
Noir (TV)
Conspiracy and assassins stories can be very cool.
Excellent
Non Non Biyori (TV)
A delightful anime that follows the adventures of four odd but charming girls living in a rural area.
Good
Noragami (TV)
An entertaining anime with a neat premise and likable characters. More episodes could realize the potential of this franchise.
Good
Now and Then, Here and There (TV)
A brutal story about senseless war, child abuse and other heinous acts that thankfully has a message of hope.
Good
Occult Academy (TV)
Enjoyable mystery but does not have much closure.
So-so
Ōkami-san & Her Seven Companions (TV)
A romantic comedy that tries to do some innovations but ultimately ends up being formulaic.
So-so
One Week Friends (TV)
A heartfelt, romantic story that ultimately is too redundant to be considered truly special.
Good
Only Yesterday (movie)
A gorgeously animated movie about growing up.
Excellent
Oreimo (TV)
Well made series but what's up with the ending.
Good
Oreimo 2 (TV)
It was as entertaining as season 1, but it felt weaker across the board.
Decent
Oreshura (TV)
An entertaining harem series that tries to do some innovations, but it is not quite that successful at it.
Decent
Ouran High School Host Club (TV)
A strange mix of romance, comedy and drama that feels very rewarding.
Excellent
Outbreak Company (TV)
An entertaining and heart warming mix of medieval fantasy, otaku culture and Machiavellian conspiracy.
Decent
Outlaw Star (TV)
Great action/adventure series with a typical 90's style.
Good
Paranoia Agent (TV)
Thrilling and mysterious throughout.
Good
Patlabor 2: The Movie
A well constructed movie centered around the concept of how fragile peace can be.
Very good
Patlabor the Mobile Police (TV)
A mostly episodic and comedic series about the adventures and misadventures of a group of quirky police officers.
Very good
Patlabor The Mobile Police (OAV 1/1988)
An entertaining and well animated tale with quirky characters.
Good
Penguindrum (TV)
A very imaginative and deeply emotional story.
Masterpiece
Perfect Blue (movie)
A good, dark movie with crappy animation.
Good
(The) Pet Girl of Sakurasou (TV)
A comedic slice of life story that occasionally surprises the audience with very emotive moments.
Good
Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ (TV)
An inferior imitation of past "girls with guns" series from Bee Train.
Decent
(The) Place Promised in Our Early Days (movie)
Greatly enjoyable visuals with a mysterious meaning.
Decent
Planetes (TV)
Hard to get into at times, but it is a worthy watching experience.
Very good
(Le) Portrait de Petite Cossette (OAV)
An okay horror story.
So-so
(The) Princess and the Pilot (movie)
A simple but enjoyable enough story about an unlikely romance.
Good
Princess Jellyfish (TV)
The concept is good but why create such a short series.
Decent
Princess Mononoke (movie)
An imaginative, fantasy movie with themes of ecology and the place of humans in the world.
Very good
Princess Tutu (TV)
It should have continued as the first half all the way through.
Decent
Psycho-Pass (TV)
A very well done, thought-provoking, and at times brutal, science fiction thriller.
Very good
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (TV)
A great series that is not afraid to take different directions.
Excellent
Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion
A visually interesting piece that is not as well written as the original TV series, but it sets up an intriguing, and probably darker, direction for the franchise.
Very good
R.O.D -The TV-
Very good emotional moments with some annoying characters.
Decent
Rail Wars! (TV)
A clumsily written, but entertaining ecchi-ish anime about a train police unit.
So-so
Ranma ½ (TV)
It has a very funny start, but repetition and non-ending makes it tedious at times.
So-so
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV)
A very original series that showcases in a very masterful way many of the best things anime has to offer.
Masterpiece
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie
A visually inventive reinterpretation of the series, but as a stand alone movie it is disjointed and feels rushed.
Good
Rideback (TV)
It never really gets good.
Decent
RIN - Daughters of Mnemosyne (TV)
Bizarre, gory and actually enjoyable, but the ending lost me.
Decent
Robot Girls Z (TV)
A very entertaining and perverted parody of classic robot shows using girls as substitutes for mechas.
Decent
Robotics;Notes (TV)
A quirky, otaku-laced series with some dramatic twists that is just good, not very remarkable.
Good
Rosario + Vampire (TV)
Cool take on the monster genre with enjoyable characters.
Decent
Rosario + Vampire Capu2 (TV)
Not as good as season one but still very enjoyable.
So-so
(The) Rose of Versailles (TV)
A good but uneven series that starts clumsily and begins to truly shine until its last third.
Good
Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise (movie)
A well produced but largely unremarkable movie with a strange premise.
Good
Rumbling Hearts (TV)
Very corny at times but with appealing and believable characters.
Decent
(The) Sacred Blacksmith (TV)
Good looking, promising medieval fantasy series that needs a second season.
Decent
Sailor Moon (TV)
Aimed at girls but can be enjoyed by everyone.
Good
Sailor Moon R (TV)
The formula from season one keeps working.
Good
Sailor Moon S (TV)
Sailor Moon gets dark.
Very good
Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (TV)
Strays a bit from the formula, but it is a good, dark and very emotional series.
Good
Sailor Moon SuperS (TV)
The weakest season because things get too crazy.
Decent
Saint Seiya (TV)
A shounen with Greek and Nordic mythology.
Good
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas (OAV)
The first part of a solid prequel to fans of the Saint Seiya franchise.
Decent
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas (OAV 2)
The continuation of a solid OVA, but it ends without adapting all the source material.
Decent
Samurai Champloo (TV)
Crazy and fun with a memorable story and great characters.
Excellent
Samurai Flamenco (TV)
A superhero tale that appeared interesting and original at first, but the producers destroyed a lot of it.
So-so
Samurai Girls (TV)
Nice fanservice but mediocre series.
So-so
Sands of Destruction (TV)
Formulaic but with actual good character development.
Decent
Say "I love you." (TV)
A good enough but unremarkable school romance drama.
Decent
School Rumble (TV)
One of the funniest and craziest school comedies you will ever see.
Good
Scrapped Princess (TV)
Great start, weak ending.
Decent
Sekirei (TV)
It shows that harem can actually have good stories.
Decent
Sekirei: Pure Engagement (TV)
Just as season one.
Decent
Serial Experiments Lain (TV)
Interesting concepts but questionable execution.
Decent
Servant × Service (TV)
An entertaining comedy about young adults that needed more consistency to be good.
Decent
Shakugan no Shana (TV)
Good character interactions, but story never clicks.
Decent
Shakugan no Shana III (Final) (TV)
The shift from a more character driven story to action and badly explained machinations make the final season of this franchise almost unwatchable.
Not really good
Shakugan no Shana Second (TV)
More character driven, but the story is still not coming together.
Decent
Silver Spoon (TV)
A good start to an anime about ranching that appears to have an emotional story underneath it.
Good
Silver Spoon (TV 2)
A disappointing season because it was more focused on exposition rather than continuing to advance the story and further develop the characters.
Decent
(The) Slayers (TV)
Cool take on sorcery and monsters.
Decent
(The) Slayers Next (TV)
More coolness on sorcery and monsters.
So-so
(The) Slayers Try (TV)
Same formula with the addition of a memorable couple.
Decent
Someday's Dreamers (TV)
Slice of life and supernatural do not mix well here.
So-so
Sound of the Sky (TV)
Atmospheric, mysterious, artistic, moesy, emotive; worth watching.
Very good
Space Brothers (TV)
An enjoyable feel good and coming of age story about astronauts.
Good
Space Pirate Captain Harlock (TV)
An ambitious space opera with occasional brilliant moments, but it is undermined by sloppy execution and questionable writing.
Decent
Speed Grapher (TV)
Lots of emotions and nasty revelations but not memorable.
Decent
Spice and Wolf (TV)
An enjoyable strange mix of economics, romance and supernatural in a medieval setting.
Good
Spice and Wolf II (TV)
Much the same as season one but mellower to me.
Good
Star Blazers 2199 (TV)
An excellent reimagining of a classic that ends up being the definitive version of Space Battleship Yamato.
Excellent
Star Driver (TV)
Poor imitation of Utena that never seems to click.
Decent
Starship Operators (TV)
Descent watch but not much more.
So-so
Steins;Gate (TV)
A strange mix of science fiction, comedy, drama and otaku culture that somehow works together.
Excellent
Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry (TV)
Formulaic but with nice character development.
Decent
Stratos 4 (TV)
Cute girls trying to protect the world.
So-so
Strike the Blood (TV)
A very cliche monster and harem anime that somehow managed to be memorable and charming to me.
So-so
Strike Witches (TV)
Formulaic series with tons of crotch shots, but not the worst I have seen.
So-so
Strike Witches 2 (TV)
This season is also entertaining despite being a mostly mediocre anime.
So-so
Sweet Blue Flowers (TV)
A coming of age, yuri series that has some nice moments but needed more story development.
Decent
Sword Art Online (TV)
An exciting but inconsistent series with a neat premise.
Decent
Tamako Market (TV)
A quirky but charming slice of life-ish anime.
Good
Tari Tari (TV)
A heartwarming story about music with appealing characters.
Good
Tears to Tiara (TV)
Okay medieval fantasy series that does not bring much new to the table.
So-so
Texhnolyze (TV)
Painfully emotional and philosophical ride, but I fail to see greatness.
So-so
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (TV)
Okay series but nothing remarkable.
So-so
Time of Eve (ONA)
Interesting premise and great production values; it would be nice if it continued as a longer series.
Good
Tokko (TV)
Great start but where is the rest of the series?
So-so
Tokyo Ghoul (TV)
A monster anime with a decent premise that, despite some questionable execution, works as a good set up for more to come.
So-so
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (TV)
A well-constructed drama that can be both sad and hopeful.
Good
Toradora! (TV)
A very well done school comedic romance with a good message.
Excellent
Touch (TV)
A classic sports series with a well paced story and strong characters.
Very good
Towanoquon (movie series)
Not a bad show but kind of predictable.
So-so
Trigun (TV)
I love how the fun ride turns into a memorable touchy story.
Good
True Tears (TV)
An enjoyable and heartfelt love story.
Good
tsuritama (TV)
A simple but enjoyable and great (visually) looking anime.
Good
Turn A Gundam (TV)
Beautiful Gundam.
Excellent
Urusei Yatsura (TV)
Hilarious at its best and a reference for anime comedies.
Good
Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer (movie)
Manages to be as entertaining as the series and has good animation.
Good
Utawarerumono (TV)
Formulaic with some good points.
Decent
Valvrave the Liberator (TV)
The first part of a ridiculous, entertaining and intense space/mecha series.
Decent
Valvrave the Liberator (TV 2)
A sort of mellower and somewhat anti-climatic conclusion to this over the top anime.
Decent
(The) Vision of Escaflowne (TV)
Excellent pace, but the story is not that great.
Very good
Waiting in the Summer (TV)
Nice romantic (and sci-fi) story with very likable characters.
Very good
Wake Up, Girls! (TV)
A feel good and charming anime about dreams that feels honest and fresh.
Decent
WATAMOTE (TV)
The concept of a socially challenged teen girl seemed interesting, but it went nowhere.
So-so
Welcome to the NHK (TV)
I hopeful story about human loss.
Very good
Whisper of the Heart (movie)
A very well made movie about (somewhat idealistic) first love and dreams.
Very good
Wolf Children (movie)
A wonderful and touching movie about family and life with just the right amount of fantasy.
Excellent
Wolf's Rain (TV)
I just do not think it is that well done.
Decent
World Conquest Zvezda Plot (TV)
A comedic villains versus heroes anime with a few neat moments, but the lousy execution made it a largely forgettable show.
So-so
(The) World God Only Knows (TV)
An entertaining but not very good series that combines harem elements, fantasy and otaku culture parodying.
So-so
(The) World God Only Knows Season Two (TV)
It is slightly better than season one because the pace is better, and we get some glimpses of the larger narrative of the franchise.
Decent
(The) World God Only Knows: Goddesses Arc (TV)
A way more intense season with a big twist, but it ends up feeling rushed and kind of messy.
So-so
(The) World Is Still Beautiful (TV)
A coming of age story in a medieval-like setting that feels fresh, but it is not very remarkable overall.
Good
X (TV)
Okay series but the most memorable part for me is Karen Kasumi.
So-so
Xam'd: Lost Memories (ONA)
Despite its flaws, it has something very memorable for me.
Good
xxxHOLiC (TV)
An interesting and mysterious series.
Good
xxxHOLiC: Kei (TV)
A darker xxxHolic but too short.
Good
You're Under Arrest (TV)
Fun series with cool main protagonists.
Good
Yozakura Quartet (TV)
Interesting start but falls apart.
So-so