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(The) Adventures of Mini-Goddess (TV) Bad
Air (TV) Weak Too generic, character designs too sugary. Moe...
Arashi no Yoru ni (movie) Awful This would have been a cute kid's movie...if it hadn't had weird gay overtones between the wolf and the goat. As it was, it just came off as disturbing, especially since there were times where the wolf wanted to eat the goat, or the goat's love for the wolf was shown by his willingness to be eaten by him. I have nothing against shonen ai. I have everything against shonen-ai that plays to furries.
Arc the Lad (TV) Weak Generic fantasy, poor animation quality, uninteresting characters.
Arjuna (TV) Weak I only saw one episode of this, and it didn't interest me. I might have been interested in watching more, but it sounds like it is far too didactic and has an episode that it pro-life. I think I would hate this if I saw more.
Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales (TV) Decent It's probably the culture differences, but I didn't find anything in this to be horrifying at all.
Azumanga Daioh (TV) Weak My pedo-sense is tingling!
Banner of the Stars (TV) Weak Honestly, I saw this dubbed, and the horrible dub turned me off.
Bartender (TV) Not really good I had high hopes for this, but it's incredibly episodic and the bartender is the most flat character I've encountered in years.
Berserk (TV) Decent I didn't find any of the characters particularly interesting (except maybe Caska), and having heard how it ends I just don't want to bother finishing the series
(The) Big O (TV) Decent
Black Blood Brothers (TV) So-so Seen: 1st episode. This looks and feels like every vampire show, book, or game I've ever encountered smashed into one. I mean, the main character looks like Alucard and D's lovechild, and he acts more like Shido. Not much hope for this one.
Black Cat (TV) So-so Sort of generic : / I would've watched more (saw about 11 episodes), but other than Sven, I didn't like anyone.
Black Jack (TV) Too long, not interesting enough, and too hard to obtain to finish.
Black Jack 21 (TV) Good I really like Black Jack, but something keeps me from throwing myself into this series as much as I normally would for something that's a mystery, medical drama, and involves traveling. I'm not sure if it's Black Jack's little companion, Pinoko, or the fact that when he puts on surgical gloves it looks suspiciously like a magical girl transformation sequence. It is pretty enjoyable, I just don't like it as much as I expected to.
Bleach (TV) So-so I only like shonen shows when I love the characters, and these chars do nothing for me.
Blood+ (TV) Weak Is this supposed to be an action show? The characters and action both leave much to be desired.
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan (TV) Bad Gross shock humor and no redeeming value.
Blue Submarine No.6 (OAV) So-so A bad mix of 3-d cgi and standard 2-d animation makes this hard to watch.
(Le) Chevalier D'Eon (TV) Decent Nice animation, but the characters were mostly wooden and the mercury-filled vampires(?) were just silly.
Chobits (TV) So-so Insipid.
Claymore (TV) So-so Maybe I'm being too harsh, but after 2 episodes I get the feeling that the main male character is going to be incredibly whiny and emotional for the whole series, while Clare will be incapable of showing emotion...I don't think I'll seek out more of this unless someone shows it to me.
Cluster Edge (TV) Weak
Cromartie High School (TV) So-so
Cyborg 009 The Cyborg Soldier (TV) Not really good
D.Gray-man (TV) Decent Toned down from the manga, which wasn't interesting to begin with.
D.N.Angel (TV) Decent I would liken this show to Chobits, though perhaps not quite so insipid. Dark is appealing, but all too often absent.
Death Note (TV) Good Good up until the point where my favorite character bites the dust.
Demashitaa! Powerpuff Girls Z (TV) Weak Maybe the producers shouldn't have tried to make an anime of something referencing anime?
Digimon Adventure (TV) Saw dubbed on TV...it wasn't awful, but I'm way older than the target audience, and have no desire to see more.
Dragon Ball Z (TV) Decent Fun enough until the Cell saga, really started sucking in the Buu saga. It's a good gateway drug to anime, but the fights take way too long. Vegeta was pretty likeable.
Ergo Proxy (TV) Good Can't wait to finish this series. I gave up downloading the fansubs at episode 14 when I found out that it was licensed. The mood is wonderfully bleak, Real is hot, Pino is adorable, and Vincent is puzzeling.
Escaflowne: The Movie Not really good
(The) Familiar of Zero (TV) So-so I would find this show a lot more enjoyable if Louise weren't an awful, domineering *****. The generic Harry Potter ripoff with generic characters is actually pretty fun to watch, except for when the main character is being beaten by Louise with a riding crop.
Fantastic Children (TV) So-so Plot sounds interesting...or it could be really bad.
Fate/stay night (TV) So-so Pretty enough, but the main character was a dolt and none of the other characters interested me.
Figure 17 (TV) Decent This is sort of like a combo between Alien Nine and Haibane Renmei, but the Alien Nine elements win out to make this not very watchable. If the main character weren't so whiny, I'd be okay with it, but I don't want to keep watching it just to see if she develops a spine.
Fruits Basket (TV) So-so I liked some of the supporting characters from the few episodes that I saw, but Yuki and Tohru both got on my nerves. I'd watch more if it was shown at some sort of social gathering, but not on my own.
Full Metal Panic! (TV) Not really good
Fushigi na Koala Blinky (TV)
Fushigi Yugi (TV) Weak Miaka is the kind of character that makes me hate shoujo in general.
Gakuen Heaven (TV) Decent Cute enough shonen-ai harem series. Generic pretty boy characters. Dropped because it wasn't compelling or funny enough to keep my attention.
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (TV) So-so The art is interesting...and painful to the eyes. The main characters strike me as boring, whiny (Albert), or tritely mysterious (the count).
Genshiken (TV) Excellent This show is great ^_^ I just wish that it was longer, since I'm already past where it ends in the manga. A nice look at the lives of some college-aged otaku in Japan. Quite humorous
Ghost Hunt (TV)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV) Weak Almost as boring as the movie!
Ghost Slayers Ayashi (TV) Not really good
Ghost Stories (TV) So-so
Gravitation (TV) So-so Shuichi is even more annoying than in the manga. I didn't realize that was possible. I was scheduled to show this at a con...why do I always get the crappy BL?
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (TV) So-so Honestly I couldn't watch any more of this after he got in a fur suit.
Gunslinger Girl (TV)
Gurren Lagann (TV) The characters seem a bit over the top and I don't like mechs...I'm not gonna rate it since I've only see one ep, but it's not doing anything for me.
.hack//SIGN (TV) Bad ***Most of the shows that I will not finish failed to capture my interest within the first 2-3 episodes, though some I watched a little bit longer. They aren't necessarily bad...just generic, lacking in interesting characters, or have below average plots. Some of them may improve drastically after the point where I stopped watching them, but I decided that from what I'd seen, committing the extra time to watching more would be a waste.*** I've enjoyed my share of MMOs, and this simply doesn't live up to them. It had me dozing off, and I didn't like any of the characters except for Bear, but he wasn't enough for me to watch this snooze fest. Gave it about 9 episodes before giving up.
Hataraki Man (TV) Weak Soooo...she has to go into man-mode to do great work? That's not sexist at all!
Hell Girl (TV) Bad This show is way too formulaic. The first four episodes were all so similar I was fidgiting in my chair during them. The formula goes: 1) Introduction of some social problem a kid is having 2) Kid goes to the Hotline to Hell website and types antagonist's name 3) Rules are gone over (takes way longer than the rules in Pet Shop of Horrors, which at least doesn't always have the same resolution) 4) Girl pushed to breaking point 5) Antagonist taken hell. It would be a lot more interesting if some of those entering contracts with Enma Ai were jealous, or if entering the contract didn't work out for the person. Also, it fails to be creepy, and is at times unintentionally funny.
Hellsing Ultimate (OAV) Good This is doing what the anime should have done. Following the manga, and doing it with consistently stylish animation. Don't watch this if you want to think, it's all about the blood and coolness factor.
Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai (TV)
Honey and Clover (TV) So-so This was sort of charming for a while, but about 8 episodes into it, I got tired of how it seemed to be going nowhere, and Hagu-chan was annoying. Morita is what kept me watching as long as I did. All of the other characters were bland.
Hunter X Hunter (TV) Good This is pretty enjoyable, but I was sad that it was toned down from the manga.
Inuyasha (TV) Decent Fun for a while, with some likeable characters, but it drags on for far too long and is repetitive.
Jarinko Chie (movie) This movie has a very strange flavor. While the human interactions are pretty compelling, there's a strange sub-plot going on where there are talking cats...and one of them loses one of his balls to the other in a cat fight. This actually becomes critically important later on in the movie, and kept me from getting into it.
Jing: King of Bandits (TV) Decent Jing is sort of like a combo of every other shonen lead I've ever seen, and since he's the only character other than his bird in every episode, he just can't carry the series.
Jyu-Oh-Sei (TV) So-so I sort of sensed that this was going downhill around episode 7 or 8, and stopped watching even though it's only 11 eps. From spoilers I gather that the ending is so incredibly stupid that I missed nothing, and would have hated it had I finished it.
Kaleido Star (TV) This show looks like it would be good, but honestly I feel like it has nothing for someone of my age.
Kanon (TV 2/2006) I accidentally watched this...I thought it was something else, and this is not a genre I would watch voluntarily.
Karin (TV) Decent This show is sort of fun...but it just didn't have anything special to offer, and the comedy wasn't such that I felt the need to keep watching it.
Kemonozume (TV) So-so Aside from the hideous art, no one in this was remotely appealing.
Kiba (TV) Decent This seems to fall into the realm of "generic fantasy anime." Kid falls into an alternate world? Check. Kid is somehow super powerful? Check. Has people controlling monsters? Check. It's animation and character design are nice enough, and after 3 episodes I didn't dislike it enough to not watch any more, but with a bunch of better series out there, it's on hiatus until someone puts it in front of me, I have to screen it at a con, or I hear that it develops into one of the most compelling anime stories ever.
Kiddy Grade (TV) Decent It wasn't as bad as some of the other stuff I've screened during my video staffing, but this is yet another show that suffers from sub-par characters.
(The) Legend of Black Heaven (TV) Decent The idea of music being used for fighting has been kicked around. This time it's an aging ex-rock star that’s going to save space with his sound. It's more comedic than I thought it would be, but not comedic enough that I can say I like it. The main character is very irresponsible, and literally ran off once, leaving his son alone at a playground, so that he could play the guitar (I'm not going to say galactic hero here, since he's just in it for playing the guitar as far as I can tell).
Living for the Day After Tomorrow (TV) So-so Too slow for me, and I have this nasty feeling that the brother and sister are going to hook up.
Loveless (TV) Weak Ritsuka and Soubi's relationship was rather creepy (my pedophile alarm kept going off), and the characters didn't interest me. Neither did the silly idea of having virgins lose their kitty ears when they had sex, or the odd battles that kept occuring. I've watched the first 5 episodes 3 times (curse being unlucky with the shows I got as a video room grunt at cons), and I still can't remember anyone's name outside of the main two, or the terminology. Completely failed to interest me.
MÄR (TV) Good Generic shonen that's fun enough, but you've seen most of it before...except for the talking hammer.
Martian Successor Nadesico (TV) Good
Maya the Bee (TV)
Meiken Jolie (TV)
Mezzo (TV)
Millennium Actress (movie) So-so I feel that Kon's work is really hit or miss. This movie could have been great if he hadn't stuck the documentary maker and his cameraman into the flashbacks.
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (OAV)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (TV) Weak
Momo: The Girl God of Death (TV) So-so
Monster Rancher (TV)
Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water (TV) Decent I enjoyed the comedic characters and the action...but not enough to go buy it.
NANA (TV) So-so While I don't mind the punkish Nana, the other one is the sort of female I absolutely hate in anime. Overly emotional, boy crazy, and useless.
Naruto (TV) Weak This has flashbacks from the SAME episode. That's really all there is to say.
Neo Ranga (TV) Weak
Nighthead Genesis (TV) Weak
Ninja Scroll (movie) Weak
Ninku (TV) Bad I've only seen the first episode, but it doesn't look too promising. The ugliest child I've ever seen in anime is the ex-commander of a bunch of elite ninjas, and has a very gaseous penguin as a friend. Also, it says it's in the 3rd year of the Edo period, which is 1605. So will someone please explain the cars and motorcyles to me?
Noir (TV)
Omishi Magical Theater Risky Safety (TV) Weak
Oruchuban Ebichu (TV) Very good An insane, perverted version of Hamtaro... made of win.
Paradise Kiss (TV) Not really good I don't usually like shoujo, and this was no exception. Too much drama, I didn't like the characters, and I REALLY didn't like the character designs. They reminded me why anime characters don't usually have colored lips: it makes them look like they have facial herpes.
Peacemaker (TV) So-so An annoyingly spunky midget as the main character, a random pig for comedy, and generally uniteresting first 5 episodes do not make me want to watch more of a show.
Pilot Candidate (TV) Not really good It's like it popped out of the Mech-o-Matic. Amazing in its mediocrity. At least the character designs were sharp and colorful, if not very original.
Pokémon (TV) Good I honestly can say that I liked the first season, and the next one was decent. Team Rocket is great. I've outgrown it, though, and it's too long to finish.
Pumpkin Scissors (TV) Decent Gonzo mangles another anime that could be good by lower animation quality and having directionless episodes!
R.O.D -The TV- Very good I absolutely adored Anita, she's the sort of girl I wished I was as a child.
Ranma ½ (TV) Good Brainless fun.
Ranma ½: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China (movie) Decent
Reign: The Conqueror (TV) Worst ever Perhaps this would best be used for interogating criminals...prop their eyes open with toothpicks and force them to watch this ugly, stupid drivel.
Renkin 3-kyū Magical? Pokān (TV) Very good
Requiem from the Darkness (TV) So-so The episodes I saw were all rather interesting, if formulaic. Not that horrifying, though.
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV) Weak I thought the character designs were rather ugly, and Anthy's pet (is it a monkey, a mouse, an alien?) was the creepiest looking mascot I've seen. I thought the whole idea of dueling over Anthy was stupid, as was the thing with the staircase, the crappy song that played when they went up it, the recycled animation, and all of the characters. This is the kind show that makes me avoid shoujo.
Riding Bean (OAV)
(The) Rose of Versailles (TV) Good This show seems to be quality, but I don't want to watch it enough to download all of the episodes.
Rozen Maiden (TV) Decent
Rurouni Kenshin (TV) Decent Sano is likable and so is Kenshin when he's Battousai, but Kaoru is really annoying, and the good bits seem few and far between.
Sailor Moon (TV) Decent This isn't really quality, but it's kind of fun to watch when really bored.
Saiyuki (TV) So-so I saw nothing in this show. It seems to have been made to appeal to fangirls.
Samurai Champloo (TV) So-so I can't stand the hip-hop elements and the characters were generic.
Sci-Fi Harry (TV) So-so I have head explodey!
Sgt. Frog (TV) Good This is a fun little show, with the most amusing opening and ending themes I've seen since Excel Saga. The fact that the characters seem to be able to hear the announcer half of the time makes for some amusing scenes.
Sherlock Hound (TV) So-so
Shuffle! (TV) Weak
Sister Princess (TV) Bad Another show I screened at a con, this harem show with little girls was unappealing...because it was a harem show with little girls. It failed at being humorous, charming, cute, anything that a harem show would have to be for me to watch it. The animation and character designs were generic, but pretty decent.
Space Pirate Captain Harlock (TV) Weak Maybe I just don't like the Lejiverse, but I could barely make it through a single episode.
Spice and Wolf (TV) Decent
Spiral (TV) Weak
Steel Angel Kurumi (TV) Weak
Strawberry Eggs (TV) Considering that it's about a guy crossdressing to get a teaching job, it's not as bad as it could be, but the characters and story weren't compelling.
Tenchi in Tokyo (TV) So-so
Texhnolyze (TV) Good The mood was well developed, but I got the impression that this was going to be depressing and that I wouldn't like any of the characters.
Tokimeki Memorial ~Only Love~ (TV) So-so Probably won't watch much of this series. The school is quirky, but I'm not much of a fan of high school romances, especially when they feel as derivative as this one does. The two guys who befriend Aoba are seem like they may be clones of Kyosuke's friends from Kimagure Orange Road. None of the main characters had interesting personalities. Honestly, the most interesting characters were the teachers: an okama is the music teacher, the science teacher tries to test new medicines on his students, and the literature teacher is on the verge of death (his passion for teaching seems to be keeping him alive), and a crazy baby chicken that beat up the incredibly stereotypical seven foot tall black guy who's in Aoba's class.
Utawarerumono (TV) So-so The character designs are pretty cute, and it honestly didn't seem too bad (though it didn't seem to great, either). But when I found out that it was based on a hentai game, I decided to not bother with it. I don't think it's going anywhere, and won't finish it unless someone who's taste I trust pushes it on me.
Vampire Princess Miyu (TV) Decent The horror just feels watered down, and Miyu and Larva have a lot of unexplored potential.
(The) Vision of Escaflowne (TV) Weak Whiny unlikeable characters? Check. Eye-stabbing noses? Double check. Interesting anime? Nope.
Volcano High (live-action movie) Bad
(The) Wallflower (TV) Decent The character designs aren't very appealing, and the Nabeshin humor doesn't work with this show as well as it did with Excel Saga. Didn't really like any of the characters.
Welcome to the NHK (TV) Good This was headed in too much of a depressing direction for my taste. I can do depressing, but not with this subject matter.
Witchblade (TV) Bad
Wolf's Rain (TV) Weak I didn't like the characters and it didn't grab my attention.
Zipang (TV) Very good
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