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Murasakisuishou's Anime

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Seen some Rating
Animal Yokocho (TV) Very good
Bleach (TV) Decent
Chobits (TV) Decent
Excel Saga (TV) Decent
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (TV) So-so
Hellsing (TV) Good
Hetalia - Axis Powers (TV)
Kurozuka (TV)
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya (ONA)
Minami-ke (TV)
Mononoke (TV)
Mōryō no Hako (TV)
Noir (TV) Good
Now and Then, Here and There (TV)
Nyoron! Churuya-san (ONA)
Ouran High School Host Club (TV)
Paranoia Agent (TV) Good
Samurai 7 (TV) Good
Sonic X (TV)
Texhnolyze (TV)
xxxHOLiC (TV) Excellent
xxxHOLiC: Shunmuki (OAV)

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Ai no Kusabi (OAV) Good
I'm not really a fan of yaoi (it depends on the characters), but this was an interesting watch. The animation and soundtrack are rather dated, but the story is decent and doesn't revolve too much around the forbidden lovers both being men; it would have worked just as well with any other kind of couple. It was a bit hard to follow at the beginning, but as the plot moved along it was easier to understand. There were a few *barely* pornographic moments (not graphic, but highly suggestive) but if that's offensive to you they're easy to fast forward through.
Air (TV) Decent
So-so story, but fantastic art and animation. I'm not really a big fan of the moe genre (I prefer my girls threatening and gun-wielding if at all possible), but I put up with Air because it's just really pretty to watch. The story wasn't awful; it was enough to keep my attention and make me want to know more about the characters, but aside from the Summer arc it was a bit slow for my taste.
Akira (movie) Good
I'm not entirely sure how I felt about this movie. It had an interesting premise and storyline, and the art still looked pretty good considering the film's age, but it didn't really stand out as something I'd want to see again.
Appleseed (movie) Decent
One of my favorite manga turned into a half-assed CGI movie, yahoo! This is great if you like two-dimensional characters, jerky animation, bad guys with motives that make very little sense, and TOTALLY KICKASS FIGHT SCENES. Watch the sub if you want to attempt to take it seriously, watch the dub if you feel like laughing at cliched lines and overacting extras, and then go read the manga. Seriously, Deunan and Briareos did not deserve this. I only rated it as high as I did because the opening five minutes and soundtrack are amazing, and for the part where Deunan shoots Hades right between the eyes whilst leaping off a building.
Appleseed: Ex Machina (movie) Decent
Tons better than the first movie (animation-wise, at least), although still no masterpiece. The story is a pretty straightforward standard action film plotline: good guys are good, bad guys are bad, good guys find out bad guys have sinister plot, time limit to save the world, good guys kill bad guys, plenty of quips. It's easy on the brain and pretty fun to watch, so I'd say this movie is worth checking out. Just don't watch the horrid dub. My only real nitpicks come from the fact that I'm a die-hard manga fan; Tereus =/= Bri (he should have dark skin and be like 8 years older!), Hitomi, once again, is not immediately recognizable as Hitomi, and what the HELL is with everything Deunan touches turning pink?
Arjuna (TV) Excellent
Soft, slow, a tiny bit preachy, and beautiful to watch, Arjuna is the perfect melding of art, music, and movement. This isn't so much of an entertainment anime as something to put on when you're tired and let wash over you. Arjuna also does a great job of balancing its mahou shoujo heroine in between her regular life and her world-saving duties; instead of shifting abruptly between the two, it's almost like the two lives are just sort of laid on top of each other. Even if you don't care for the story, watch for the art. #8 on my top 10 list.
Blood: The Last Vampire (movie) So-so
Castle in the Sky (movie) Good
Aside from the awful dub (which I only watch for the updated soundtrack), this was a pretty fun movie. Story was good, art was all right, and the characters were so idealistic and stereotypical it was almost painful. I might bring this with me next time I have to babysit.
Chocolate Underground (ONA) Good
Cowboy Bebop (TV) Excellent
One of the great classics of anime, and rightly so. What can I say about Cowboy Bebop that hasn't already been said? What little story there is is dramatic and action-packed, and most of the other episodes are a riot. The characters are unique and memorable and all have interesting stories. Last but not least, the soundtrack is pure win (although admittedly it's not one of my favorite Kanno projects). This anime is a fun watch in every way possible. #6 on my top 10 list.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Very good
Den-noh Coil (TV) Excellent
This started out as a simple story about kids playing around with some highly advanced toys and evolved into a complex, emotional, tear-jerking drama. With all of the studies of human relationships within a virtual world, it was almost like "what Section 9 did when they were kids". The plot episodes were interesting and presented a many-layered storyline, and the filler episodes were charming and funny. I really, really liked this. #5 on my top 10 list.
Eden of the East (TV) Very good
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (movie) So-so
Eh. I've never played Final Fantasy, so I had no idea who any of the characters were (except Sephiroth). This is up there with Appleseed on my list of CGI movies that take themselves way too seriously and end up just being silly. The Cloud-tossing scene had me and my brother in fits of laughter.
FLCL (OAV) Decent
Pure wacky fun. The storyline is totaly convoluted and nonsensical, and the animation and music fit right in with it. FLCL was also a great length; enough to work up something of a story, not so long that it dragged or got weighed down by its own silliness. I had a lot of fun watching this series.
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV) Weak (dub), Very good (sub)
Worth a watch, definitely, but not as great as a lot of fans would have you believe. While the main characters can get a bit annoying at times, the military drama plus the plight of the homunculi make FMA a interesting watch. The technical details are also pretty good, with smooth animation and unique character designs. I thought the soundtrack went a bit overboard at times, but the song Bratja made up for that. This series suffered from a lot of out-of-place humor early on, but as things get more serious that's not as much of a problem. I'm also going to be unpopular and say that the dub is horrific. #10 on my top 10 list.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Chibi Party (OAV) Good
Totally random and funny as heck. This is a short animation about an after party celebrating the end of filming for Conqueror of Shamballa, only all of the characters are CHIBIS! Featuring drunk!Winry, kawaii!Envy, speedo!Breda, and many, many Black Hayates.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Kids (OAV) Decent
A cute trip into the future with Ed's grandchildren going to visit him on his 100th birthday, and plenty of other side characters as little kids in the background. My only question after watching this is why one of Ed's grandkids looked like Winry.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection (OAV) Decent
While I wish that someone involved with the FMA marketing beheamoth had decided to put out some OAVs about the backstory of all the minor characters or something, this collection of shorts was pretty entertaining. That's about all there is to say.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Seven Homunculi VS State Alchemists (OAV) So-so
The state alchemists go up against the homunculi in an AU battle. WTF-ness ensues as the audience tries to think which fanfiction this was based off of.
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa Not really good
While well animated and posessing an awesome ending theme, this movie was a total train wreck. Characters were introduced and left without any development at all, and the plot made only the vaguest amount of sense. This was apparently intended to be a standalone film, but there are far too many inside jokes/nods to the TV series or the fans to pull that off. The story had the potential to be interesting, but like GitS: Innocence, it was so bogged down in its own seriousness and the popularity of the franchise that it failed miserably at being entertaining.
Galaxy Angel (TV) Good
Plot? Who needs plot, we've got cute girls with spaceships and identifying quirks! Galaxy Angel is one of those anime that manages to survive on humor alone, and when it's funny, it's gut-bustingly, side-rippingly hysterical. Helping the funny is the fact that the cast is probably one of the best in any anime; they all play off each other fantastically, adding to the team spirit of the Angel Brigade. It doesn't have much in the way of intelligent thoughts, but Galaxy Angel does just fine as a feel-good, laugh-your-rear-off anime. #9 on my top 10 list.
Galaxy Angel A (TV) Good
Even more of the adventures of the Angel Brigade! While I worried at first about the addition of Malibu and Kokomo Peirot and their handler Major Mary, the trio actually helps the humor instead of detracting from it. This is probably my favorite incarnation of Galaxy Angel because it contains so many classic episodes; the magic wand, the one where Milfeulle keeps dreaming different versions of the Angel Brigade, the chibis, and the memorable episode in which Forte becomes a man, to name a few.
Galaxy Angel Z (TV) Good
More of the adventures of the Angel Brigade! This season continues in exactly the same vein as its predecessor; cute girls, random scenarios, no plot, who the hell cares? This season was more consistently funny than the first, I thought; fewer episodes that were only deadweight with a few chuckles. The parody of Jaws had me rolling.
Ghost Hound (TV) Very good
This started out as sort of a 'what the heck?' series and was something of a chore to keep straight at the beginning, but once the plot really got under way it turned into an exciting, emotional, buddy-adventure story. Ultimately the science fiction/fantasy stuff is really just a backdrop against which the characters grow up, and perhaps a sort of cursory overview of how the Shirow universe got its start. This is a great show for anyone who likes character development and lots of it.
Ghost in the Shell (movie) Good
Another great classic anime which looks just as good now as it did when it was made. My only complaint is that it was just a bit too fast paced, like there was too much going on at once with the plot plus the social analysis. Still, the visuals were great, the story was interesting, and the soundtrack was haunting. The only thing that would make it better is a redub with the SAC cast :p
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (movie) Decent
Stunning to look at, impossible to understand. This movie is a classic example of doing it wrong; the story is fairly straightforward and could have been good, but when the characters stop every five minutes to quote bible verses or something some psychoanalyst said a hundred years ago it quickly turns into a yawn-fest. The sub-only US release is also annoying; with all the text from the constant quoting, it's hard to look at all of the eye candy.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV) Excellent
This anime is made of pure win. Finally, all the action, intrigue, and thought-provoking monologues of Ghost in the Shell in a format that gives the story and characters room to breathe. I have to say, I prefer this series to the original movies; with the plot all spread out and a decent amount of filler episodes, I got more of a sense of all the characters and the relationships between them. It was also more of a relaxed approach to the GitS universe, with plenty of subtle (and not so subtle) humor, and, of course, the antics of the tachikomas, possibly the best mascot characters ever. The animation is spectacular to watch, with CGI nicely blended into cel animation and plenty of little background details (it's fun to watch a second time just to play 'spot C.E.O. Jameson' - I.G really had fun with that guy.) The music is outstanding, and easily my favorite Kanno Yoko soundtrack after Arjuna. This is just an all-around awesome anime with something for everyone, from people who love analyzing to people who like seeing chicks with massive breasts wail on people. #2 on my top 10 list.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (TV) Masterpiece
This series just keeps getting better. The new storyline is more intense than the first season, and almost nothing is filler. I also appreciate the fact that Motoko took the time to put pants on. This season is probably the more emotional of the two; while SAC spent most of its time introducing us to the characters and their nuances, 2nd GIG puts those nuances to the test. We also get to learn more about Saito, Pazu, and Ishikawa, although still no love for Borma. The soundtrack has been ramped up as well with the addition of a new 'exciting stuff is happening' piece, Torukia, which more than surpasses Run Rabbit Junk, Spotter, and Stamina Rose from the first season. 2nd GIG is an extremely satisfying continuation of the SAC storyline.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society (movie) Very good
I was really excited to watch SSS after burning myself out on SAC and 2nd GIG, but I was kind of disappointed by it. There was far too much going on all at once; it seemed like the movie jumped from fight scene to plot point to other fight scene to new plot point way too quickly, and it was hard to keep up. The end made hardly any sense; I think the series works better when the bad guys are corporeal bureaucrats instead of just thoughts and....old people.
Grave of the Fireflies (movie) Good
This isn't a movie to watch for entertainment. I'd say it's one of those otaku rite-of-passage type things. It's also not something I'd want to own; I think watching it once is more than enough.
Haibane Renmei (TV) Masterpiece
Entertaining, heartwarming, and beautiful to watch. I bought Haibane Renmei blind because I'd heard so many good things about it, and I'm glad I did. The story is so sweet and the characters are so sympathetic that I cried even more at the end the second time I watched it. It's a classic tale blending coming of age with friends and forgiveness that everyone needs to watch. #4 on my top 10 list.
Howl's Moving Castle (movie) Decent
My brother thinks this movie is really boring, and while it's not the best thing I've ever seen, I thought it was cute. As with anything Ghibli, the animation and scenery are top-notch and there's an anti-war message in there somewhere. While the dub is fairly average, Christian Bale is drool-worthy as Howl.
InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Very good
I'm not a big fan of Inuyasha, but this movie wasn't bad. The story was interesting, and I actually cared what happened to everyone, which is more than I can say for the rest of the series.
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Good
I barely remember anything about this movie other than the fact that it was okay.
InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time Not really good
True to form, the first Inuyasha movie is totally filler! I watched this at a sleepover and consequently went to bed early :p
Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade (movie) Masterpiece
Kaiba (TV) Masterpiece
Kamikaze Girls (live-action movie) Very good
This movie was really, really fun. It's a basic odd couple setup, but the exaggerated characters and colorful costumes and sets make it unique and charming. Worth a watch.
Kiki's Delivery Service (movie) Good
This is probably my second favorite Ghibli film; instead of being some not-so-subtle save the environment/anti-war piece, it's just a story about a girl growing up and finding her way in the world. The art is colorful and the animation is fun to watch, which makes this a great feel-good story.
Macross Frontier (TV) Good
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV) Very good
Believe the hype, or at least some of it; while this isn't the anime to end all anime, as some fans claim, it wins purely on technical details without even getting into a storyline which makes it win even more. The animation is smooth, with character designs that are very well integrated into the backgrounds. The story is quirky and quite interesting, and all of the filler episodes are just plain fun. As far as broadcast vs. chronological goes, I say broadcast, but that's probably only because that's how I first saw it.
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV 2009 renewal) Very good
Millennium Actress (movie) Very good
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (TV) Excellent
Aside from the occasional bouts of idiocy suffered by the main characters, this was a very tightly plotted, enjoyable series. The story is stright forward and interesting, the characters are sympathetic, and the animation is gorgeous. My only real complaint is about the ending; it made me want to kick something.
Mushi-Shi (TV) Very good
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (TV) Good
Pure fluff, but what's wrong with that? Colorful characters, thoroughly wacky situations, and a bare minimum of plot make the oft-episodic Loki quite enjoyable to watch. The last three episodes also present a nice turnaround in mood, with an ending as sweet as the rest of the series. I also recommend picking up the soundtracks; they're totally bipolar, but they contain some gorgeous piano solos and string ensemble pieces.
NANA (live-action movie) Bad
I can't believe how jaw-droppingly bad this movie was. The acting was horrible, the sets were dull, and no one got any lines unless their name was Nana. Also, large chunks of the backstory were left out. The worst part, however, was the six-foot-tall, broad-shouldered Shin who had to stoop to make it through the door of Jackson Hole and growl out his request to join Black Stones. Ugh.
NANA (TV) Excellent
I usually don't like drama/slice of life series like this, but NANA is pure gold. The characters are so well developed that you almost start hurting with them, and the story is believable yet magical. Another strong point of this series is that the music the fictional bands are making is actually really really good. While I was sort of disappointed to find out that Paku Romi wasn't Nana O.'s singing voice as well (BLASPHEMY!), Tsuchiya Anna is great too, and a worthy opponent of Olivia. This is a great anime for anyone who loves music or even just a good story about friendship. #3 on my top 10 list.
NANA 2 (live-action movie) Worst ever
After watching the first abomination of a live-action NANA I didn't have particularly high hopes for the sequel, but still my hopes were dashed. This movie is worse than its predecessor in almost every way possible; the story is both rushed and drawn out at the same time, the script is stupider, the music is more horrible, and I swear Nakashima Mika's acting has gotten even worse. The new Shin was all right; I think they realized that football player!Shin didn't work at all, and once again we had a marvelous performance from Sakagami-san. Other than that, utter trash.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (movie) Decent
Dated, certainly, but still good. I prefer the manga, if only because it's a bit less pedantic and there's more going on.
Oh! Edo Rocket (TV) Very good
While I thought the last six or so episodes fell a bit flat, this was a really fun, goofy, charming anime, and I enjoyed watching it very much. Recommended for anyone who enjoyed the Galaxy Angel franchise, as it has the same kind of off-the-cuff feel to it. Also, the cast contains Satou Yuuko, so that's an automatic win in my book.
Paprika (movie) Excellent
Princess Mononoke (movie) Decent
While this movie is wonderful to look at, almost everything about it annoyed me, other than the prettiness, the music, Lady Eboshi, and the fact that Moro was voiced by Gillian Anderson in the dub. The brief duet between Kate T. Vogt and Mary McGlynn also scores a few points. Anyway, I really dislike the 'nature or GTFO' attitude of this movie; I think that the humans have as much right to expand their industrial town into the forest as the gods have to live in it, and the boars and wolves should just learn to live with it. It's been a while since I've seen this, though, so I might be forgetting something else about it that I liked.
Real Drive (TV) Good
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV) Very good
I...have no idea what to say about this anime. At times it's so boring you can almost feel your brain trying to escape through your ears, and at times it's so morbidly surreal and beautiful that you're left breathless. The gorgeous character designs and backgrounds are another point in this series' favor. As a whole I was amazed by it, but I know if I go back and start watching it from the beginning I'll wonder what I saw in it.
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie Masterpiece
Rideback (TV) Very good
RIN - Daughters of Mnemosyne (TV) Decent
Hmm. While ultimately this anime's plotline actually turned out to be halfway interesting, and I've been in love with Ishida Akira since I saw him as Shin-chan in NANA (speaking of which, I had NO idea that he, Paku Romi, and Hayashibara Megumi were all in the Butsu Zone OAV! I wish there was a copy of that floating around on the internet somewhere...) this was ultimately just a delivery system for sex, violence, nudity, yuri, voyeurism, more sex, more violence, violent sex, and sexual violence. It also disturbed me to no end hearing sweet little Kugimiya Rie squeaking her displeasure at forced lesbian intercourse as a price for information. Not recommended unless you really, really like this sort of thing; there are absolutely no redeeming aspects, aside (of course) from Ishida Akira and possibly Ohara Sayaka.
(The) Rose of Versailles (TV) Very good
I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. It's old, and the animation is noticeably dated, but it's still a wonderful story about growing up in adversity. While I was watching I actually drew many comparisons to GitS on the basis of studying social structure and politics, plus the number of characters whose stories were all intertwined. It's also a very historically accurate (and shiny) portrayal of the French Revolution. This anime is worth the watch; if it can interest me in France, it has to be good.
Samurai Champloo (TV) Masterpiece
I saw one episode of this anime on TV a while ago and didn't really like it, but now that I've had the chance to sit down and watch it start to finish I really, really enjoyed it. Everything about this anime is cool; the characters, the music, the fighting, the wacky stuff the main gang does on their journey. It's a lot of fun, and there's plenty of heart behind it too. A must watch for everyone.
Serial Experiments Lain (TV) Very good
"And you don't seem to understand...." Never has the first line of an opening theme so utterly explained the anime to which it belongs. Lain is sort of like the extremely creepy older sister of Haruhi Suzumiya, only without the bunny suits and with laughter being replaced by the hair on the back of your neck standing up. It's creepy, it's trippy, and it's worth a watch or five, just to make sure you got everything.
Shaman King (TV 2001) Not really good (dub), Masterpiece (sub)
Despite the fact that it falls neatly under the heading of generic shounen, something I usually can't stand, I love this anime to bits. All of the fun and warmth of this series completely overshadows the mediocre art, repetative incidental music, and cliched plot. The characters are all unique and memorable, and there's really no one worthy of outright hatred. The cast is just as outstanding, with all of the seiyuu being perfect for their characters, especially Inuyama Inuko, whose Manta is absolute genius. Unlike many other shounen anime, Shaman King doesn't take itself seriously at all, and it's just a lot of fun to watch. #1 on my top 10 list.
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (OAV) Not really good
Waste of time. The only reason I watched it was because my brother rented it and I was supposed to be watching him.
Spice and Wolf (TV) Decent
Bleh. The landscapes were cool, the character designs were pretty, and Horo was awesome, but other than that this came across as a thinly veiled harem anime. I'm sorry, but Lawrence is an idiot, and his interaction with Horo is just mind-crushingly stupid. Also, I wasn't too fond of the focus on economics; I thought it would be more about Lawrence and Horo traveling around trying to stay out of the church's way, and I was horribly disappointed.
Spirited Away (movie) Masterpiece
This was the first Ghibli movie (and the first anime, I think) that I ever saw, and easily the Ghibli movie I enjoy the most. It's beautiful to watch, and the story is like something I would have come up with when I was Chihiro's age and not all bitter and cynical like I am now :p While the detailed and colorful backgrounds made every aspect of the story interesting, the part that really sticks out for me, even now, is the scene with the journey on the train; I cried at it both times I saw this movie in the theater. #7 on my top 10 list.
Steamboy (movie) Good
I ended up seeing this because, funnilly enough, my dad wanted to watch it. Although the story was sort of blah, the animation was amazing, particularly all of the machines and their moving parts. All in all it was enjoyable, but not really my thing; I prefer cyberpunk to steampunk.
Tachikomatic Days (OAV) Good
A collection of animated shorts featuring the Tachikomas and a big, white landscape. Humor ensues.
Tokyo Godfathers (movie) Good
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (TV) Good
Tweeny Witches (TV) Decent
(The) Twelve Kingdoms (TV) Masterpiece
Watching this anime is like sitting down with a plate of rich, gooey chocolate chip cookies; you start off with one, and it's so good you want another one, and another one, until you've finished the whole plate and you feel so full of the rich goodness that you could burst, but you still want more. Dazzling backgrounds, costumes, creatures, and music make the world of the twelve kingdoms nearly pop off the screen, and the accompanying storyline is deep and thought provoking. This is a wonderful anime that no one should miss.
Vexille - 2077 Isolation of Japan (movie) Good
Voices of a Distant Star (OAV) Good
Witchblade (TV) Excellent
xxxHOLiC: Kei (TV) Excellent

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Argento Soma (TV) Weak
Death Note (TV) Weak
ef: a tale of memories (TV) So-so
Gravitation (TV) So-so
Inuyasha (TV) Not really good
Kamisama Kazoku (TV) Weak
Kodomo no Jikan (TV) Weak
Library War (TV) Not really good
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (TV) So-so
MapleStory (TV) Bad
Martian Successor Nadesico (TV) Decent
Midori Days (TV) Bad
Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (movie 2) Weak
Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow Weak
Ranma ½ (TV) Good
Rave Master (TV) So-so
Samurai Deeper Kyo (TV) Weak
Shura no Toki: Age of Chaos (TV) Decent
Ultraviolet: Code 044 (TV)