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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…)

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: 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: 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.

Critic’s Report: Akazukin Chacha

January 29, 2010

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Akazukin Cha Cha is a surprisingly smart comedy series that is laden with cultural jokes, word plays, and takes from other anime series. It’s a very cute and funny anime, with a wild gang of crazy characters that make each episode exciting. It’s a magical girl show, so I’m sure people will be put off by the fact that every episode ends with Chacha transforming and defeating the enemy. Well, that’s not what makes the show hilarious/enjoyable/entertaining … it’s what’s before! (more…)

Critic’s Report: Akage no Anne

January 27, 2010

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The “World Masterpiece Theater” version of “Anne of Green Gables” turns the book into a comprehensive fifty-episode series, absolutely the best adaptation ever made. Anne Shirley is a red-headed orphan girl who talks too much, has a big imagination, and gets herself into all sorts of trouble. When a mistake places her in the care of elderly siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert at Green Gables in the the town of Avonlea, she inspires a lot of headaches, but also becomes a vital piece of their family. (more…)

Critic’s Report: After War Gundam X

January 13, 2010

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It’s a damn shame that After War Gundam X is the least popular of all the Gundam shows, because it really is an impressive piece of work and probably one of, if not the best spinoff. It has the realism that Wing does not, the maturity missing from SEED, and the extra kick lacking in 00. The only Gundam since the original to be cancelled, and to be honest that’s the biggest fault X has. You can’t help but wonder what could’ve been if only that episode count reached 50. (more…)

Critic’s Report: AD Police

January 8, 2010

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AD Police is the kind of show that would really benefit from being condensed into a movie or an OVA. If you stripped out about half of the dragged out scenes and needless exposition you’d have an accidentally entertaining piece. There is no denying that AD Police is bad, the only question with these kinds of shows is “can you squeeze any kind of amusement out of it?” Or as the show itself likes to phrase it, “Just how bad can things get?” Indeed, an astute observation on the part of the creators of this show. That is the question you will find yourself asking after every installment. This show gets pretty ridiculous and there are a handful of scenes that are unintentionally funny. (more…)