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Seen some Rating Comment
Assassination Classroom (TV) Decent Not a bad show, and I had some fun watching most of what I saw of it, but it didn't grab me enough for me to see it all the way through.
Chaika - The Coffin Princess (TV) So-so
Dino Mech Gaiking (TV 1/1976) I've seen one episode of this way back when I was a kid. Not sure this would hold up at all on a rewatch.
Garo: Crimson Moon (TV) So-so This show was disappointing and vastly inferior to "Garo: The Animation".
Genshiken 2 (TV) Decent I don't think this is quite as good as the first season of Genshiken, and it does drag in parts.
Hellsing Ultimate (OAV) Decent For some reason, I liked this better than I liked the corresponding manga content, even though the problematic gleeful gore is about the same as it was in the manga. Maybe I'm getting desensitized? o_0
Master Keaton (TV) Decent At times this can get a bit dull.
Mazinger Z (TV) I saw this as a kid when it was shown as "Tranzor Z." I doubt that it would hold up that well if I were to see it again.
Space Brothers (TV) Good I'm not sure if I'll finish this or not. While it's not a bad show, it didn't personally grab me (perhaps because it isn't weird enough, I guess).

Seen all Rating Comment
Ajin (TV) Good
Aldnoah.Zero (TV) Not really good This show started out great and had a lot of potential, only to fizzle out.
Alien Nine (special) Good What happens when you send out 6th graders to defend against hostile aliens at their school? PTSD, perhaps? That's kind of what happens in this anime.
(The) Ancient Magus' Bride (TV) Good
(The) Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star (OAV) Very good
Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (TV) Not really good I saw this mainly for the sake of nostalgia and curiosity, and found that it holds up better than I expected. That said, I had low expectations. On the one hand, the protagonists are a bit bland and not that well-developed, and there's still quite a few implausible bits due to the show being in the Super Robot genre. On the other hand, I give the show some credit for having antagonists that aren't one-dimensional villains who are just e-e-e-villl.
Attack on Titan (TV) Good
Attack on Titan (TV 2/2017) Good
Attack on Titan (TV 3/2018) Good
Attack on Titan (TV 4/2019) Good
Attack on Titan The Final Season (TV) Decent This season gets convoluted.
Aura Battler Dunbine (TV) Decent
Baccano! (TV) Very good
Bamboo Blade (TV) Good
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (TV) Very good
Berserk (TV 1997) Very good
Berserk (TV 2016) Good I wasn't too bothered by the art and animation, but YMMV.
Berserk (TV 2017) Very good I wasn't too bothered by the art and animation, but YMMV.
(The) Big O (TV) Good
Black Butler (TV) Good
Black Jack (OAV) Decent
Black Lagoon (TV) Very good
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (OAV) Very good
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage (TV) Very good
Blood Blockade Battlefront (TV) Decent
Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond (TV) Good
Blood+ (TV) Good
Boogiepop Phantom (TV) Good
Brave King GaoGaiGar Final (OAV) Good
(Le) Chevalier D'Eon (TV) Decent
Claymore (TV) Good
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (TV) Good
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (TV) Decent
Cowboy Bebop (TV) Excellent
Dai-Guard (TV) Good
Dance with Devils (TV) Not really good This show made me laugh at its stupidity and several of its musical numbers. I'm still not sure if I was laughing with it or at it.
Dancougar - Super Beast Machine God (TV) Decent
Darker than Black (TV) Good
Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor (TV) Decent
Death Note (TV) Good
Den-noh Coil (TV) Decent I wasn't as impressed as some other people were. One of the things that bugged me was the way that so many virtual parts of the augmented reality behaved as physical things, even when that made no sense, such as the anti-virus "searchies" that could be blocked by virtual walls. Another was how essentially magic things were given a "sciency" label, such as how the pretty much alchemic glyphs were called "cryptography," even though they had nothing to do with disguising messages. The human drama was still interesting, though.
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (TV) Very good
DEVILMAN crybaby (ONA) Good
Drifters (TV) Decent
Durarara!! (TV) Good
Durarara!!×2 Shō (TV) Decent
Durarara!!×2 Ten (TV) Decent
(The) Eccentric Family (TV) Very good
(The) Eccentric Family 2 (TV) Very good
Eden of the East (TV) Very good
Eden of the East: The King of Eden (movie) Not really good
Emma: A Victorian Romance (TV) Good
Emma: A Victorian Romance Second Act (TV) Good
Ergo Proxy (TV) Decent
Eureka Seven (TV) Good
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (movie) Very good
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (movie) Very good
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (movie) Decent
Fate/Zero (TV) Very good
Fate/Zero (TV 2) Very good
Fist of the North Star (TV) Decent This show was campy and ridiculous, but in a good way.
Flag (ONA) Good
FLCL (OAV) Very good
Flowers of Evil (TV) Very good
Fruits Basket (TV 2/2019) Very good
Fruits Basket 2nd Season (TV) Very good
Full Metal Panic! (TV) Decent
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (TV) Decent
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV) Excellent
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV) Excellent
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa Not really good
Galaxy Express 999 (TV) Decent
Gangsta. (TV) Decent
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (TV) Very good
GaoGaiGar: King of the Braves (TV) Good I was surprised by how much I liked this, considering that it is largely an old-school Super Robot show and has most of the plot contrivances (e.g. implausible mecha, monsters of the week, etc.) that come with that. That said, it's executed rather well. The over-the-top bits of the show provide some humor, and the stakes and peril mount up as the overarching plot of the show continues, which keeps things from getting too stale.
(The) Garden of Sinners (movie series) Excellent
Garo -Vanishing Line- (TV) Decent
Garo the Animation (TV) Good
Genesis Climber Mospeada (TV) So-so
Genshiken (TV) Good
Ghost Hound (TV) Very good
Ghost in the Shell (movie) Very good
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV) Very good
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (TV) Very good
Gilgamesh (TV) Good
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie) Good
Golden Kamuy (TV 1) Good
Golden Kamuy (TV 2) Good
Golden Kamuy (TV 3) Good
GoShogun (TV) Decent I saw this as a kid as Macron 1.
Grave of the Fireflies (movie) Very good
Gunslinger Girl (TV) Good
Gurren Lagann (TV) Good
(The) Guyver (live-action movie) Not really good
(The) Guyver 2 (live-action movie) Not really good
Hades Project Zeorymer (OAV) Weak
Haibane Renmei (TV) Very good
Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick (TV) Not really good
Hell Girl (TV) Decent
Iria - Zeiram the Animation (OAV) Decent Take the rating with a grain of salt. IIRC, I saw this on the SciFi channel way back when, and don't remember it that well.
(The) Irresponsible Captain Tylor (TV) Decent
Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade (movie) Very good
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable (TV) Good
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (TV) Very good If you want to see campy, crazy awesome in action, this is *the* anime for just that.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Battle in Egypt Arc (TV) Very good
KADO - The Right Answer (TV) Not really good A lot of wasted potential here.
Kids on the Slope (TV) Good
Kino's Journey (TV) Good
Knights of Sidonia (TV) Good
Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine (TV) Good This show was at its most annoying when it tried to do harem "comedy." Luckily, the rest of the show picked up the slack.
Kurau: Phantom Memory (TV) Decent
Last Exile (TV) Very good
(The) Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These (TV) Good
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Collision (movies) Good
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Second (movie series) Good
Lensman (movie) IIRC, I saw this on the SciFi channel way back when.
Lovely Complex (TV) Good
Magic Knight Rayearth (TV) Decent
Magical Witch Punie-chan (OAV) Good
Maria the Virgin Witch (TV) Decent This anime is a bit smarter than it first appears to be. On the one hand, the fanservicey aspects can be awkward. On the other hand, the storyline of a protagonist who attempts to stop war via force -- and all the problems that comes with -- is interesting.
Martian Successor Nadesico (TV) Good
Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact! (TV) Good
MazinKaiser (OAV) Decent One catch with this show is that it is very much a cheesy old-school Super Robot show, and it plays all its absurdity completely straight, with no self-awareness or winking at the camera at all.
Mazinkaiser SKL (OAV) Decent This is also pretty cheesy, with a lot of what may charitably be called "super robot logic," and like the main Mazinkaiser OAV, it plays itself straight, with no winks at the camera to lampshade the absurdity. As a dumb, ludicrous, over-the-top action spectacle, though, it works pretty well.
Memories (movie) Very good
Metropolis (movie) Good
Millennium Actress (movie) Very good
Mob Psycho 100 (TV) Very good
Mob Psycho 100 II (TV) Very good
Mobile Fighter G Gundam (TV) Decent Campy, often silly, and full of macho BS. Still fun if you don't take it seriously.
Mobile Suit Gundam (TV) Good
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (TV) Good
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season (TV) Good
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (OAV) Very good
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (TV) Good I liked this better than I thought I would, although It definitely has its goofy elements.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (TV) Very good
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (TV 2) Very good
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (OAV) Good
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (TV) Good
Mononoke (TV) Very good
Monster (TV) Very good
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (TV) Good
Mushi-Shi (TV) Very good
Mushishi: The Next Chapter (TV) Very good
My Love Story!! (TV) Decent This show gets almost *too* sweet at times, but I still liked it overall.
NANA (TV) Very good
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) Very good
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (movie) Decent
New Getter Robo (OAV) Good
Noir (TV) Decent Not nearly as skeevy as I was afraid it would be. Kinda pretentious in places, though.
Now and Then, Here and There (TV) Very good
One Punch Man (TV) Very good
Ouran High School Host Club (TV) Good
Outlaw Star (TV) Good
Paprika (movie) Very good
Paradise Kiss (TV) Good
Paranoia Agent (TV) Excellent
Parasyte -the maxim- (TV) Good
Patlabor the Mobile Police (TV) Good
Penguindrum (TV) Very good
Perfect Blue (movie) Very good
(The) Perfect Insider (TV) Not really good
Phoenix (TV) Decent
Planetes (TV) Good
Princess Jellyfish (TV) Good
Princess Mononoke (movie) Good
Princess Tutu (TV) Very good If it weren't for all the insistence from other anime fans that even guys should give this anime a shot, I probably would have avoided this anime. I'm glad I didn't, though.
(The) Promised Neverland (TV) Good
(The) Promised Neverland (TV 2) Weak
Psycho-Pass (TV) Good
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (TV) Excellent
Pumpkin Scissors (TV) Good
RahXephon (TV) Very good
Red Data Girl (TV) Not really good This show had potential, but just didn't execute all that well.
Red Garden (TV) Decent
Redline (movie) Good
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV) Excellent
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie Decent
Robotech (U.S. TV)
Romeo × Juliet (TV) Decent
(The) Rose of Versailles (TV) Very good
Roujin Z (movie) Decent Take the rating with a grain of salt. IIRC, I saw this on the SciFi channel way back when, and don't remember it that well.
Samurai 7 (TV) Good
Samurai Champloo (TV) Very good
Scrapped Princess (TV) Good
Serial Experiments Lain (TV) Excellent
Shiki (TV) Good
Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū (TV) Very good
Silverhawks (U.S. TV) I saw this as a kid, and while I enjoyed it at the time, I doubt it would hold up.
(The) Skull Man (TV) Decent
(The) Slayers (TV) Decent
(The) Slayers Evolution-R (TV) Decent
(The) Slayers Next (TV) Decent
(The) Slayers Revolution (TV) Decent
(The) Slayers Try (TV) Good
Snow White with the Red Hair (TV) Good There are alleged romantic couples who bicker so much that you wonder if they really even *like* each other -- and then there's Shirayuki and Zen, whose relationship is sweet without getting too schmoopy. It's also nice that while Shirayuki is certainly fond of Zen, she has her own interests and goals that don't totally revolve around him.
Soul Eater (TV) Good
Space Pirate Captain Harlock (TV) Decent
Space Runaway Ideon (TV) Decent
Spice and Wolf (TV) Very good
Spice and Wolf II (TV) Very good
Spirited Away (movie) Good
SSSS.Dynazenon (TV) Good
SSSS.Gridman (TV) Good
Star Driver (TV) Good This show takes a nose dive at the end, but aside from that, it's a fun ride.
Steins;Gate (TV) Good
(The) Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (TV) Decent
(The) Super Dimension Fortress Macross (TV) Good
Sword of the Stranger (movie) Decent
Tenchi the Movie - Tenchi Muyo in Love I forget if I saw this on Cartoon Network or the SciFi channel way back when. It seemed alright at the time, but I don't know if I'd think the same upon rewatching it.
Terror in Resonance (TV) Decent I would have rated this higher, given its atmosphere and some good character writing in places, but there was a lot of missed potential here.
Texhnolyze (TV) Very good
Thunderbolt Fantasy (puppet TV) Very good Imagine if "Crouching Tiger, HIdden Dragon" were not only redone with puppets, but adapted to have a wry sense of humor. That wouldn't be too far off from what this show is like.
Thunderbolt Fantasy: Sword Seekers 2 (puppet TV) Very good
Tokyo ESP (TV) Decent
Tokyo Ghoul (TV) Good
Tokyo Ghoul √A (TV) Good
Tokyo Godfathers (movie) Good
Toradora! (TV) Good
Trigun (TV) Very good
Turn A Gundam (TV) Good
Vampire Princess Miyu (OAV) Decent
Vampire Princess Miyu (TV) Decent
Vinland Saga (TV) Very good
(The) Vision of Escaflowne (TV) Very good
Voltron (TV) Bad (edit.dub & sub) As a kid, I enjoyed this a lot. As an adult, well ... it does not hold up AT ALL. That said, the first few episodes, which set up the monster-of-the-week formula for the rest of the show, do have some unintentionally hilarious moments, such as continuity screw-ups.
Welcome to the NHK (TV) Very good
Wolf's Rain (TV) Very good
Wolf's Rain (OAV) Good
Wonder Egg Priority (TV) Good The big weakness of the show is its ending. A lot of threads were left hanging, even in the "special" that apparently was supposed to be the final episode. It's as if the writers had a lot of ideas, but didn't know how to carry them to completion.
Wonder Egg Priority (special) Not really good
Xabungle (TV) Good
xxxHOLiC (TV) Decent
Yona of the Dawn (TV) Good
Yugo the Negotiator (TV) Decent
Yuri!!! on Ice (TV) Good
Yurikuma Arashi (TV) Weak It's as if there was a good anime strangled by a mish-mash of skeevy male-gazy nonsense and attempts to be "artsy" and symbolic at the expense of a coherent story. If this hadn't been done by someone who had a lot of critical acclaim, I would have probably dropped it after the first episode. Lots of wasted potential here.

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Blade of the Immortal (TV) Decent My problems with the anime are about the same ones that I had with the manga. Plus, somehow it seemed a little bit lurid in its portrayal of how one of the main character's parents died.
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan (TV) Bad Okay, the rating here may be a bit subjective, but I just found this really grating, even after giving it the benefit of a couple 15-minute episodes. It's not so much the dark humor as it is the combination of ecchi and toilet humor, and it did not help that the titular Dokuro-chan came off as kind of dim. Just ... bleh.
Gatchaman (TV) Not really good (dub & edit.dub) I saw an edited version of this a kid (Battle of the Planets), and then, for the sake of nostalgia and curiosity, saw the first few episodes of the unedited version -- which was enough. That said, this show can be fun in small doses.
Hamtaro (TV) Weak I saw a few random episodes of this when I was stuck with my younger brother who was watching this in a hotel room -- and that's more than I want to see again.
Hellsing (TV) Not really good The opening theme of this is pretty good, but that's about the only way I can think of that it's better than Hellsing Ultimate.
Kino's Journey - the Beautiful World- (TV) Bad This feels like the edgelord version of the earlier Kino's Journey anime of 2003.
Koi Kaze (TV) While I've heard that this show is actually good, I personally couldn't make it past the first episode because I dreaded what was to come.
Plastic Memories (TV) Bad This show squandered the potential of an interesting premise, instead trying to be a cringeworthily executed romantic "comedy."
Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (TV) Not really good I saw this as a kid and had fun, but it doesn't hold up too well.
Sailor Moon (TV) Not really good I have a decidedly mixed attitude toward this series. I ended up seeing it because some guy watched in my college's student lounge. Sometimes I half-ignored it, and sometimes I tried to do a half-hearted MST3K of it. On the one hand, I give it some credit for having overarching plot arcs and a fair bit of imagination. On the other hand, the recurring monster-of-the-week thing isn't so wonderful, the costumes look suspiciously like an intrusion of the male gaze into a show where it makes no sense to have it, and having the main heroine be dim-witted gets on my nerves.
Solty Rei (TV) Not really good This series started off okay, but when it got to the point that a known thief was moving into a bounty hunter's home and being very annoying, and the bounty hunter *still* avoids calling the cops, I had trouble wanting to go on.
Speed Racer (TV) Not really good I saw a few episodes of this when MTV decided to show an anime for some weird reason.
Tenchi Universe (TV) I saw some episodes of this on Cartoon Network, before I even knew what a harem anime was, let alone that this was that kind of anime.
Wake Up, Girls! (TV) So-so I'm not a fan of J-pop idol music, so that diminished any enjoyment of this. Plus the show had some male gaze problems.
(The) World Is Still Beautiful (TV) So-so