Obviously, I haven't finished these yet (so much anime and manga, yet SO LITTLE TIME!!!).

Seen some Rating
Basilisk (TV) Masterpiece
Saw the beginning, saw the ending; this tragedy is positively operatic in scope.
Bleach (TV) Good
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 drawn-out drivel!
Boys Over Flowers (TV) 10(51)
El Cazador de la Bruja (TV)
Emma: A Victorian Romance (TV)
Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom? (movie) Not really good (dub), So-so (sub)
see "Rewatch"
Flowers of Evil (TV) Masterpiece
Very psychological; a psychological horror.
The manga is strongly recommended. (Sakagami Tomoyo's comment is 2nd below)
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (TV)
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.

Hunter × Hunter (TV 2011) Very good
At 148 ep.s, it's simply too much to watch!

I will say, however, that there are meaningful deaths.....

Inferno Cop (ONA) ep.#1: I don't know what to make of this; art house? So bad it's good?
Izetta: The Last Witch (TV)
Japan Animator Expo (ONA)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (TV) Has the same major flaw as the first season -- see my comments in Will Not Finish.
Kodomo no Jikan Nigakki (OAV) Good
Mirai (movie) Very good
  • 35:00 is the boy imagining all of this?
  • sibling rivalry: gotta love it.....
  • The character designs strongly resemble The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars
  • It's charming, there's no denying that; but how much of that was his imagination and how much was real?
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (TV 2)
Paranoia Agent (TV)
(The) Qwaser of Stigmata II (TV)
Red Garden (TV)
  1. ep.#1: graphics/animation are a bit crude; OST is decent, however.
  2. ep.#2: Ruby Rose tries to get her bearing without her sister for guidance.
  3. ep.#3: pretty snappy dialogue..... Also, mildly amusing.
  4. ep.#4: more snappy dialogue..... and more mildly amusing humor.
  5. ep.#5: I like Blake Belladona's attitude!
  6. ep.#6: Forgot just how f'ugly the graphics/animation are.....
    If I'm not mistaken, then they saved their animation budget for the action scenes.....
  7. So the pairs are getting their collective asses kicked on a largely individual basis.....
  8. Yeah, they definitely rationed the animation budget to give the action scenes the most oomph.
    Oh, and the OST definitely needs to be checked out!
  9. 1st day of class..... (snoozefest)
  10. The team adjusts to Ruby as leader.
  11. Jacques Schnee & Co. are being bullies.
SaiKano (live-action movie) So-so
It's difficult to do SFX very well.....
Shirobako (TV) Willag recommends it. 24 ep.s
A Silent Voice (movie) review

"[AMV] Nobody Can Hear You | A Silent Voice"|animers

Tales of Zestiria: Dōshi no Yoake (special) So-so
It seems to be a compilation OVA.....
Texhnolyze (TV)
Uma Musume Pretty Derby (TV) Because I can't find a review, I guess I'll have to provide some descriptions.....
    There doesn't seem to be an English dub.....
  1. OST seems decent.....
    Is this a slice-of-life? Can't tell.....
    So it's definitely "Country girl comes to the big city." Out in the sticks, they have rotary telephones.....
Ushio & Tora (TV) might be good -- 2nd season coming.....
Young Black Jack (TV) check out the OP & ED
ep.#6 -- 5:50 well, that's not a surprise.....

What can I say? I am not a completest!

Will not finish Rating
Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (TV) Not really good
Saw this on TV as a child. Even back then, I wasn't terribly impressed. See also my entry for Voltron.
Beyond the Boundary -I'LL BE HERE- Past (movie) So-so
What I saw is too damned disjointed; I'll check out the series before checking out the 2nd movie.
Black Clover (TV) saw on Toonami -- will not rate
Bokurano (TV) Awful
Dear mother of the goddesses, if this thing were any more depressing, then I swear that that I would slit my own wrists! I hate Greek tragedy. The reason I have rated at 2/11 (instead of 1/11) is because of the OP & ED songs (here & here, respectively)

Bokurano: Latest Manga Adaptation Train Wreck

Bondage Game (OAV) So-so
Yeah, it sorta titillates, but the scat is a real turn-off.
Flying Witch (TV) So-so

I gave up on this series after episode #6 because I, quite frankly, found it boring.

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.

Note to self: Read all of the reviews -- the series might be worth revisiting.

Gatchaman (TV) As a young child, I saw some ep.s as Battle of the Planets.....
I don't care if this is a stroll down memory lane -- at 105 ep.s, I'm not watching it!
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (TV) Bad
The only reason that that I saw the part that I did was because I happened to have access to Cartoon Network / Toonami at the time. So why do I hold it in such disrepute? From Major irritants about "Inuyasha.":
I wrote:
2. The expositions wherein the characters explain what's going on (e.g., when Kagome trips over a rock, Shippo will then exclaim, "Kagome tripped over a rock!"
Further on down the thread bravetailor, in response to John Casey, wrote:
Not just One Piece, but all long shonen series in general.

Shonen series in general tend to be highly expository because

a: they are meant for kids
b: they are meant to be watched casually, while kids are eating a meal or doing something with the TV on. So when something happens onscreen, they overexplain it so that the programs can be followed even if the audience is not always looking at the TV while it is on. And no--I am not making this up, I think one of the producers for the Inu-Yasha anime even said this in an interview.

If these things begin to bother you, chances are you're ready to start looking for anime that are meant for people older than 13 years old.

Kodocha (TV) Not my cup of tea; but since I have not seen all of it, I will not rate it.
Lucky Star (TV) Decent
*The humor just isn't my cup of tea.....
*I bumped the rating up one notch to 7/11 because I like the OP.
Lupin III: Part IV (TV 2015) Very good
Saw it on Toonami -- I rated it at 9/11 because of the OP.
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.
(The) Vision of Escaflowne (TV) So-so
Nice ED

Juxtaposing mecha with the middle ages is just absurd -- it's a mashup of scifi and fantasy.

Voltron (TV) Worst ever
I saw this thing as a child; now that I'm an adult, I COMPLETELY agree with the review!
The only positive thing, aside from its monstrous nostalgia value, that one can say about Voltron is that it periodically achieves a kitsch value akin to that of the Flash Gordon serials of yesteryear; only without the critical temporal distance that would render its chasmic shortcomings as quaint quirks. There is nothing quaint or even remotely appealing about Voltron. Upon completing this set, my one reaction was an overwhelming desire to throttle the show and demand that it return the hours of my life that it had stolen from me.