Archive for February, 2010

Critic’s Report: Asu no Yoichi!

February 18, 2010

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Before watching this anime I thought to myself, “This is probably one of those harems ecchi shows where a lot of girls fall for the same guy.” Well it was almost that. Instead of a lot of girls there was only two, Ibuki Ikaruga and Ayame Ikaruga. They fall in love with Yoichi Karasuma. But unlike many harems this anime has a credible storyline. Unknowingly Ibuki has a fiance. After many years he has finally come to wed his belowed. That’s basically the jist of it. Yoichi and the girls try to overcome obstacles and challenges that are thrown at them. (more…)

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Critic’s Report: Asatte no Houkou

February 17, 2010

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Karada is a young girl who hates being treated like a child and who wishes to be grown up. Shoko is an aloof, unhappy young woman who has just returned from overseas. When they meet by coincidence one night at a local shrine where they both like to make wishes, they exchange ages.  Ive never seen an anime where people exchange bodies, minds or anything. So, seeing something like this was a new deal for me. However, the plot is so much different than just switches. It may move really slow at times, but the character development and story is amazing. The story focuses more on Hiro and Shouko’s relationship, and the drama that Harada is put through after just being 12 years old. I even cried all the way through one of the episodes. (more…)

Critic’s Report: Aquarian Age

February 14, 2010

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Personally, I found Aquarian Age to be extremely boring and confusing, although the ‘boring’ part can be accredited almost entirely to the ‘confusing’. There’s way too much going on in the background to make a cohesive story line. The descriptions I’d read of the anime always made it sound like this epic, earth shattering story, when really not much happens in the end. If they’d taken out all the weird supernatural aspects, I think you’d end up with a pretty average romance/drama anime. And to top it off, they never even fully explain WHY there’s a bunch of weirdos with super powers going around, nor is the main character all that disturbed by this revelation. (more…)

Critic’s Report: Aoi Bunkagaku Series

February 11, 2010

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One thing I have learned after finishing this series, that the world and its society is a one cruel place full with violence, madness, and betrayal, or in the other hand, overpowered by those with the authority. (more…)

Critic’s Report: Angelic Layer

February 10, 2010

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Like most tournament shows, the themes of doing your best and friendship pervade the experience. A doll used in the Angelic Fights is usually treated by her (or rarely, his) owner (deus) as though it were a dear friend, with concerned cries going out when they are injured. Unlike most competition shows, however, Angelic Layer isn’t treated as the be-all-end-all of life. Characters who take it too seriously end up losing to Misaki and come to see that winning is less important than making friends and having fun. That’s not to say the entire show is light-hearted and gay; Misaki’s personal mantra seems to be: I’ll do my best in spite of my tiny size! (more…)

Critic’s Report: Angel Heart

February 7, 2010

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Note* This series is a spin-off from another show called City Hunter, and uses many of it’s characters. All I did before watching this series is read the synopsis for City Hunter, and I’ve had no problems following the story. It still may be preferable to watch City Hunter first though.

Angel Heart starts by following professional assassin (trained from a child), Glass Heart, as she attempts to escape from her life of killing, by ending her own. But after a heart transplant, and a couple of years sleep, she’s good as new. The new heart brings it’s owner’s spirit with it, and refuses to let Glass Heart die, and so, Glass Heart escapes, to try and find out about the person the heart belonged to. (more…)

Critic’s Report: Amatsuki

February 5, 2010

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Passed during a mysterious parallel thought of Edo period, Amatsuki is a very interesting anime that explores the relationship between the basic religious classes of Shinto: Demons, Humans, Kami and the Heaven. (more…)

Critic’s Report: Amaenaide yo!

February 2, 2010

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Amaenaideyo is your run of the mill harem anime, with one catch…
The harem consists of  nuns/monks and one very perverted guy. Don’t go into any harem anime expecting a groundbreaking story, cause you will almost never find that. But considering the anime does a decent job of developing the main characters it makes it better than most, though it only seems to spend a smaller time on the other characters. Normally this would hinder an anime but for the most part they all are not that far off from one anime stereotype or another. (more…)

Critic’s Report: AM Driver

February 1, 2010

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This show is just painful to watch. Every single character is a poor cardboard cut-out of a tired stereo-type. There is absolutely no plot to it. The sound, while not quite banshee like, is just dreadful, with possibly the worst opening theme ever.
The artwork, well, it looks like a box of crayons got trashed on cheap whiskey and threw up. The characters are flat, the backgrounds look recycled and even the mecha designs seem to be cookie cutter at best…
This is the show to recommend to people you don’t like. Even at that, it might
well be a bit much.