In this week's RTO, there are hot zombies, hot sex, hot kitchen utensils, and hot climates as we look at new volumes of Cage of Eden, Happy Marriage, and another digital-only release. All this and more stuff that may or may not be hot awaits you in Right Turn Only!
nbahn's Animetake a look at nbahn's Manga
Obviously, I haven't finished these yet (so much anime and manga, yet SO LITTLE TIME!!!).
This tragedy is positively operatic in scope.
|(The) Big O (TV)||Very good
Imagine Batman in a giant robot, and you'll get a pretty good feel for what this is like; however, the series is not episodic.
It's a looong running shonen flick. If you're going to watch this, then research which arcs to avoid; some arcs are terrific, while some are just painfully awful!
|Boys Over Flowers (TV)||1-7(51)|
|Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (OAV)|
|El Cazador de la Bruja (TV)|
|Flowers of Evil (TV)||Masterpiece
Very psychological; a psychological horror.
|Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (TV)|
|Gurren Lagann (TV)||So-so
I saw the opener and I couldn't watch any further. Exactly why SciFi (excuse me....."Syfy"......what rubbish) chose to show it is beyond me.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------When "Syfy" showed the series again, I tried to watch it, I really did.....but that opener, combined with that first 10 minutes was simply too much..... This dreck is CLEARLY aimed at younger children (tweens, if I'm not mistaken). ============================================================================================== I've seen most of it, so I've changed my rating of it. At least they're willing to kill off a few characters. It does get better after a while, but this is far from a favorite of mine.
Ep.#7 nearly brought me to tears.....
|Lucky Star (TV)|
|Paranoia Agent (TV)|
|Red Garden (TV)|
|Voltron (TV)||Worst ever
I saw this thing as a child; now that I'm an adult, I COMPLETELY agree with the review!
I try to add some useful commentary, but let us face it: I am far from perfect.
|5 Centimeters Per Second (movie)||Decent (dub), Excellent (sub)
It just begs to be compared with "Voices of a Distant Star" -- which has the same director. While that OAV was about two people who still remain emotionally close, this sixty minute movie is about three people's unrequited love for one another.
|Aa Megami-sama: Tatakau Tsubasa (special)||Good
parts of it seemed kinda cliched
|Ah! My Goddess (TV)||Excellent
My initial reaction was to rate it as "Very Good" (9/11), but I'm bumping it up to "Excellent" (10/11) because of the OST.
|Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy (TV)||Excellent (dub & sub)
The English dub is very good.
|Ah! My Goddess: The Movie||Very good|
|Ai Yori Aoshi (TV)||Excellent (dub & sub)
In standing up to a certain someone, Aoi shows that she is *not* a doormat!
|Air In Summer (special)||Good|
|All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku (OAV)||Good
Those wanting a bona fide plot in their entertainment had best temper their expectations.....severely. Curiously enough, the characters are NOT two dimensional. What this series has is action, and plenty of it; while there isn't much in the way of plot, wherever the plot -- or what passes for it -- takes the series (whether it be the beach or outer space), there's more than enough misdirected mayhem to wreck most everything in sight!
|anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (TV)||Masterpiece
OK, I found this very moving for very personal reasons.
|Another (TV)||Very good
A thriller set in a middle school that definitely needs to be seen twice.
|Appleseed (OAV)||I saw this (only once, and that was a WAYS back) on the former SciFi Channel. The only thing I can now recall was being pleasantly surprised by how muted and psychological the ending was.|
|Appleseed: Ex Machina (movie)||Good
I liked the ending song.....
|Area 88 (TV)||Masterpiece|
This is not for everyone. Patience, for one thing, is required. This series requires a lot of thinking from its viewer.
|Bamboo Blade (TV)||Very good
For girls, this is DEFINITELY an antidote to Barbie(TM).
It ain't moe, and its setting is NOT in a high school! Those two things ALONE make it worthwhile to me! Also, the way the OST segues into the ending sequence is wonderful. Please note that all of the ending sequences are different from each other.
|Best Student Council (TV)||Decent
don't quite know what to say about this series -- can only recommend watching the first four episodes to determine for yourself whether or not this series is for you. Sorta like brain candy.
|Binbou Shimai Monogatari (TV)||Very good
The sisters's can-do attitude is quite endearing!
|Black Cat (TV)||Good (dub & sub)
You can skip the last 4 episodes.....
|Black Lagoon (TV)||Very good (dub & sub)
In terms of realism, ep.#9 just sucks. The series has its good points and its bad points. Its downright remarkable when we see Revy vulnerable.
|Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (OAV)||Very good
I'd have rated it higher, but I didn't understand the explanation provided at the end of the last episode. Nice OST!
|Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage (TV)||Very good (dub & sub)
This series both starts and ends with tragedies -- I'd have rated this Excellent (10/11), but the physics-defying swordplay is (in my view, anyway) unforgivable.
|Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black||Very good
Good plot and GREAT graphics!
|Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse||Excellent (dub & sub)
For a shonen flick, I was surprisingly moved.
|Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody||Good
The final sequence of fights is anti-climactic -- they rather obviously wanted some screen time for the favorite/memorable characters.
|Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion - Mō Hitotsu no Hyōrinmaru (movie)||Very good (dub & sub)
Who would have thought that a sequel would be better than the first one?
A second viewing of the series is required in order to understand what is alluded to -- but not explicitly explained -- early on in the series.
|Blood: The Last Vampire (movie)||Good|
|Blood: The Last Vampire (live-action movie)||Good
It's always interesting to see how an anime gets "translated", as it were, with live-action treatment. For myself, seeing the Harvey Keitel look-alike in his trench coat was a jaw-dropping experience. (and speaking of look-alikes, what's with the Steve Buscemi look-alike?) If there was anything that I found truly disappointing, it was that the movie did deviate a bit from the anime movie; and I found that disappointing because the opening scenes of the movie were so faithful to the material.
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|Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (TV)||I will not rate the series because I have not seen it in its entirety. However, I will state my reason for deciding not to finish the series: It is because it continues in a different vein. This is not a continuation of the first series; rather, it is the first series set in an alternate universe -- and in this universe, humor is emphasized to the exclusion of all else. I am not saying that this is a bad thing in a series; I am just saying that this is not my cup of tea.|
|Kodocha (TV)||Not my cup of tea; but since I have not seen all of it, I will not rate it.|
|Rave Master (TV)||Bad
I should explain my point of view. I saw the opening sequence, and my hand AUTOMATICALLY punched the "mute" button. I had to consciously put down the remote for one of the worst 90 second periods of my life. I'm sorry, but I both CANNOT and WILL NOT watch this anime. I'd have to be paid some good $$$ to watch it.