ouatic-7's Anime

Seen some Comment
Angelic Layer (TV) I won disk one at a convention.
Black Jack (OAV) Very dry but I would have seen it all if Netflix hadn't stopped carrying it.
Bleach (TV) Must see.
Catnapped! The Movie
Cromartie High School (TV)
Eyeshield 21 (TV) I don't watch football but I find the idea of football being the red haired step child sport (seeing as it's Japan) at the high school pretty amusing and I like the characters, too.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (movie)
Gakuen Alice (TV)
Gantz (TV)
Gunslinger Girl (TV)
Kino's Journey (TV)
Kyo kara Maoh! (TV) I love the satire on magical girl animes.
Madlax (TV)
Naruto (TV) I loathe Sasuke.
Noein - to your other self (TV)
One Piece (TV) Luffy is one of my favorite characters of all time.
Orphen: The Revenge (TV)
Pom Poko (movie) Very enjoyable if you can get past the magical testicles. I only stopped because it seemed like something horrid was going to happen and I wasn't in the mood.
(The) Prince of Tennis (TV) The tennis gets a little dull but I like the characters interactions and the between matches stories.
(The) Red Spectacles (live-action movie)
Saiyuki Reload (TV) The art style is much different from Saiyuki and the voices are different. It's hard to become accustomed.
School Rumble (TV)
Scrapped Princess (TV)
Sherlock Hound (TV) Miyazaki episodes are a must see.
Shrine of the Morning Mist (TV)
Zatch Bell (TV) Conventional fighting anime, demons on demons but the scariest character in the show is the human girl, Naomi-chan. I like the show because when Gash isn't fighting, he's like a typical bipolar 4-year old.

Seen all Rating Comment
Avenger (TV) Decent Something about no children being born on Mars and Mars dying and stuff. The ending was incomprehensible but I liked the theme song.
Bastard!! (OAV) Not really good Abruptly stops just when the story is getting started. A little too '80s.
Berserk (TV) Good Really gruesome. Good music. Substantially different from the manga.
Cardcaptor Sakura (TV) Very good My husband said, "I'm embarrassed to watch it but not for the usual reasons." One of the few Clamp shows I could sit through, it's about a a nice girl chasing nice cards being looked after by her "mean" older brother who is really overly protective.
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie Decent CCS in Hong Kong. Like most anime movies, comes up a bit lacking next to the show.
Castle in the Sky (movie) Good Miyazaki; all you need to know.
(The) Cat Returns (movie) Good
Chinese Ghost Story (Chinese movie) Very good Animation from Tsui Hark. Any Tsui Hark is worth a look.
Chrono Crusade (TV) Very good New York in the 1920s, nun fights demons with her demon sidekick. What's not to like.
City Hunter (live-action movie) Good Jackie Chan. Slapstick. I liked it but parts make me cringe.
Conan, the Boy in Future (TV) Excellent Miyazaki reworks the craptastic book "The Terrible Tide" into a fantastic 26 episodes.
Cowboy Bebop (TV) Good Great music, great characters, grim ending.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Very good CB TV less the grim ending.
Crying Freeman (live-action movie) Good Follows 1st volume of manga very closely but gives it a less insane ending. Same director as "Brotherhood of the Wolf" and stars a scantily clad Mark Dacascos (yum!).
Darkside Blues (movie) Good Weird stuff happens. There's lots of unexplained backstory hinted at that I really wish was filled in.
Fighting Spirit (TV)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (US CG movie) Weak Boring.
Flame of Recca (TV) Decent Figting anime. It seemed very derivative.
FLCL (OAV) Good Need to watch sometime with a sub that isn't translated from the Japanese via Chinese.
Fruits Basket (TV) Very good The climactic ending of the anime is like volume 5 of the manga. I liked it but it is really sappy.
Full Metal Panic! (TV) Very good
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (TV) Excellent Much lighter than FMP.
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV) Excellent All Kickass women all the time. OK, sometimes there's the bishy Ed and his boss Roy but it's really all about the women.
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (TV) Good At a 1000+ pages a lot of the detail gets omitted when "The Count of Monte Cristo" is translated to the screen. The makers of Gankutsuou have solved that by starting in the middle with Festivale in Venice, except it's actually on the Moon because this is the far future. Very different technique used for clothing and backgrounds. THis is the first, and only so far, anime I have seen where the rich folk's homes actually look opulent.
Gasaraki (TV) So-so Something about giant robots and extraterrestrials and being possessed and cloning ... My husband says that in the interest of full disclosure I must admit that while I sat through all episodes, some of them several times, I wasn't necessarily conscious the entire time.
Gate Keepers (TV) Good
Gate Keepers 21 (OAV) Decent
Generator Gawl (TV) Good
Genshiken (TV) Excellent
Geobreeders (OAV) So-so
Getbackers (TV) Some episodes are really good but then they go and chibify Ginji and make me grind my teeth.
Ghost in the Shell (movie) Good
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (movie) So-so
(The) Gokusen (TV) Good
Grenadier (TV) Decent Off put by the enormous bosoms (we're talking basketball size) but captured by the opening battle between soldiers with feudal weaponry and guys with modern guns.
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (TV) Good Bowdlerized from the manga but still entertaining.
GTO: The Movie (live-action) Decent
Gungrave (TV) Decent The love story of two gangsters. They have a falling out but their love transcends death.

There is a rat-faced guy, Gary, who'd be played by Steve Buscemi in the live action movie, who I kept expecting to betray Brandon just because of his looks. In an American show or most anime he would have been the turncoat. Gungave gets points for Gary being less bad than most of the characters.
Hajime no Ippo - Champion Road (special)
Hajime no Ippo - Mashiba vs. Kimura (OAV)
Hellsing (TV) Good
Hikaru no Go (TV) Very good
Hikaru No Go: New Year Special Very good
Howl's Moving Castle (movie) Excellent Haven't seen the sub yet but it's Miyazaki.
Initial D (TV) Good
Initial D (live-action movie) Decent see my review at NotComingSoon.com.
Initial D: Fourth Stage (TV) Decent
Initial D: Second Stage (TV) Decent
Initial D: Third Stage (movie) Good
Inuyasha (TV) Very good
Inuyasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Decent
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Good More satisfying than the next one!
Inuyasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island Weak Didn't find it as satisfying as the sword one. One of the problems was they just put Sess in without him interacting with any of the Inu Tachi. It was plain he was added because of his fan base and no other reason. They should have just left him out. There was one good line. Clay!Kikyo scolds Inuyasha for not wanting to kill a clone of the original Kikyo, "an abomination" (the clone that is). I thought, "There speaks the pot."
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time Good Strangely addictive.
(The) Irresponsible Captain Tylor (TV) Very good Least shots fired in a climactic space battle between two immense armadas. So, is Tylor just lucky or is he superlatively cunning?
Jing, King of Bandits: Seventh Heaven (OAV) Very good Good but hard to follow which makes it a lot like the manga.
Jing: King of Bandits (TV) Very good
Jubei-Chan 2: The Counterattack of Siberia Yagyu (TV) Good Yagyu Jubei's daughter is pissed that she didn't inherit the lovely eyepatch.
Jubei-Chan The Ninja Girl - Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch (TV) Good Jubei is infested with the spirit of Yagyu Jubei. The only magical girl anime I've seen where the girl is more covered after her transformation. Very enjoyable.
Karas (OAV) Decent
Kaze no Yojimbo (TV) Good Started out a little measured for my taste but I have become accustomed as the plot becomes more intricate.
Kiddy Grade (TV) Good
Kiki's Delivery Service (movie) Very good
Knight Hunters (TV) Decent
Knight Hunters Eternity (TV) Decent
L/R: Licensed by Royalty (TV) Not really good Good music. Duff show.
Last Exile (TV) Excellent Gorgeous and an ending that is actually comprehensible.
Legend of Basara (TV) Good Another anime that cuts off abruptly without resolving the story.
Lime-iro Senkitan (TV) So-so
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (live-action movie) Who wouldn't want a perabulator with scythes on the wheels and built in pole-arms?
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (live-action movie) Who wouldn't want a perabulator with scythes on the wheels and built in pole-arms?
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (movie)
Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (movie)
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (TV)
Mahoromatic - Automatic Maiden (TV)
Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful (TV)
Martian Successor Nadesico (TV)
Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - Prince of Darkness
Master of Mosquiton (OAV)
Metropolis (movie)
Mezzo (TV)
Mezzo Forte (OAV)
Monster (TV) Excellent Waiting to get all episodes before watching. Have seen the first 30 or so. Grim yet riveting.
My Neighbor Totoro (movie)
Naruto: Akaki Yotsuba no Clover o Sagase (OAV)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (movie)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV)
One Piece Special: Adventure in the Ocean's Navel
One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (movie 6)
One Piece: Chinjō Shima no Chopper Ōkoku (movie 3)
One Piece: Dead End (movie 4)
One Piece: Nejimaki Shima no Bōken (movie 2)
One Piece: The Curse of the Sacred Sword (movie 5)
One Piece: The Movie
Orphen (TV)
Otogi Zoshi (TV) Good
Outlaw Star (TV)
Planetes (TV) Excellent A space anime without robots. It's about whether space exploration is worth the cost in lives. It is about who should reap the wealth to be found. It's about whether white collar or blue collar jobs are more important. That makes it sound dry but Planetes isn't. Seriously, this is one of the best shows ever.
Porco Rosso (movie) Masterpiece
Pretear (TV) Fairly typical Magical Girl anime.
(The) Prince of Tennis: A Day on Survival Mountain (OAV) Decent
Princess Blade (live-action movie 2001) Weak
Princess Mononoke (movie)
R.O.D -The TV-
Read or Die (OAV)
Requiem from the Darkness (TV)
Rurouni Kenshin (TV)
Rurouni Kenshin: The Motion Picture
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (OAV)
S-CRY-ed (TV)
Saiyuki (TV)
Samurai Champloo (TV)
Samurai Deeper Kyo (TV) I enjoyed this but they wrapped up a story in 26 episodes for a manga that is on its 30+ volume and still going.
Shura no Toki: Age of Chaos (TV) Each story arc concerns a different generation of the Mutsu family and there interactions with history except the Meiji Restoration arc has turned into "I Love Sakamoto Ryoma". Oddly cheerful considering the amount of death and dismemberment.
(The) SoulTaker (TV)
Speed Grapher (TV) Decent Nicely done goodish guys, bad guys and really, really evil guys.
Spiral (TV)
Steamboy (movie) So-so
(The) Super Dimension Fortress Macross (TV)
Tactics (TV) Good
Tenchi in Tokyo (TV)
Tenjho Tenge (TV) Decent
Trigun (TV) Excellent
(The) Twelve Kingdoms (TV) Decent
Vandread (TV) Good
Vandread: The Second Stage (TV) Good
Volcano High (live-action movie)
Whisper of the Heart (movie)
Witch Hunter Robin (TV)
Wolf's Rain (TV) It was never really clear to me whether the wolves human forms were an illusion or what. Sometimes they seemed to be an illusion sometimes the wolves seemed to have physically changed. This irritated me.
Wolf's Rain (OAV) Downer ending, I think. I couldn't really follow what the heck happened.
X (movie) Bad
Yu Yu Hakusho The Movie: Poltergeist Report
Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (TV) Excellent The king of all juvenile delinquent dies and saves the world animes.
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie

Will not finish Comment
(The) Big O (TV) Saw it on Cartoon Network. Not impressed enough to seek out the remainder.
Blue Submarine No.6 (OAV) Saw this on Cartoon Network. Saw all they showed but got the feeling it was abridged and not interested enough to seek out remainder.
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (TV) Too frenetic for a fogey like me. Also, much of the humor seems to be in the labels on stuff which they don't translate on Cartoon Network. I would give a sub a try.
Case Closed (TV) I just prefer ongoing story arcs and find it annoying that after all these years Conan is still stuck in chibi form.
Crying Freeman (OAV) This follows the manga fairly closely from what I recall. Yoh has been brainwashed to be an assassin but subconsciously he hates it and weeps at every hit. Even after he becomes the leader of the organization and has random amorous encounters with his wife and others.
Excel Saga (TV) Too frenetic and laboriously humorous.
Fushigi Yugi (TV) Couldn't stand protagonist's voice in either sub or dub. Couldn't stand the broad lame, humor.
(The) Galaxy Railways (TV) MST3K worthy.
Green Green (TV) Hentai not to my tastes.
Key the Metal Idol (OAV) Just lame.
Lost Universe (TV) Not that intetested in the characters.
Lupin the 3rd (TV) Didn't age well.
Magic Knight Rayearth (TV) 3 girls get pulled into another world and take the word of the first person they meet; just what I teach my kid not to do.
Noir (TV) You wouldn't think a series, with good music, about two female assassins in Paris could get boring. It does.
Peacemaker (TV) I did not find the characters interesting.
Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns (special) Slept through it at cinema. Don't need to see it again.
Reign: The Conqueror (TV) Saw it on Cartoon Network. Not impressed enough to seek out the remainder.
Sailor Moon (TV) Just not interested enough to seek out later seasons.
Saint Tail (TV) Overtly preachy.
Serial Experiments Lain (TV) At the time I was watching this, I had to buy it to watch it and I just wasn't that interested.
Shaman King (TV) Saw all the Saturday morning dub and enjoyed it but not enough to seek out the sub to see what I might have missed.
Speed Racer (TV) Didn't age well.
Tokyo Pig (TV) The Saturday morning dub was actually pretty good but they only did the one season.
Wandaba Style (TV) Too frenetic and laboriously humorous. Not even as good as Excel.

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