Archive for the ‘4 stars’ Category

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: 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…)