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Critics Report: Asura Cryin’

October 22, 2010

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You will have to put a lot of effort to follow this show and frankly you will get little reward for your troubles. Many aspects have a lot of content to them, rules, ins and outs that you need to know to follow the show. However even with all of that I still have no idea what is going on with this show. (more…)

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: 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: 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: Akikan!

January 30, 2010

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If you like the idea of a show that is entertaining, self-satirical, has ‘colorful’ characters and manages to save a little room for serious stuff, this could be the show for you. If you are really into deep, complex characters with intricate winding plot twists and you looove super serious business 24/7, this is probably not the series for you. (more…)

Critic’s Report: Aishiteruze Baby

January 22, 2010

This anime is awarded:I recommend this anime for everyone who wants to watch something touching. Not really a romance, its more of a slice of life anime that should be able to find itself on everybody’s list. Its an anime without grand events or drastic plot turns, its just goodness that keeps on going. (more…)

Critic’s Report: Air Gear

January 20, 2010

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Air Gear is one of those anime shows that you will either love to death or be turned away from it by its weird style. Its very….how should I put it, “open,” in a way like Tenjou Tenje is. The girls are revealing, the main character, Ikki, has no shame (as this is shown by him taking a dump in front of EVERYONE while a skating match is going on). Nevertheless, if you enjoy this kind of humor or can get by it, Air Gear shapes up to be a good introduction anime from its manga counterpart. (more…)

Critic’s Report: Ai yori Aoshi

January 19, 2010

This anime is awarded:Why do I rate this anime so highly? Why do I give a full 10/10  in nearly every category? Well, it’s simple. It’s an awesome show! In my own personal taste, in what I liked to see in an anime, this was what hit the spot. I’ll review this as I have a few others, by category then by my overall take on it. (more…)

Critic’s Report: Ah! My Goddess

January 17, 2010

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It’s difficult to review a show that defines why you enjoy anime, especially when it’s not critically acclaimed. This said, Ah! My Goddess(also known as Oh! My Goddess), is a show that I will hold dear for quite some time. Let’s face it, the show has charm. The show, while quirky and admittedly cheesy, will forever remain one of my favorites. I immediately connected with Keiichi, but the true “ringer” was Belldandy. Never have I witnessed a female character that has drawn me in as Belldandy has. (more…)