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In the dead of the night, around midnight or so, MAK agreed to an anime review for the first time in a few weeks, but unfortunately, it wasn't an anime he was looking forward to....It was Garzey's Wing. As he walk into the living room, he has this ultra-pissed off look, like a lion just stepped on a thorn.

Angel was already in the living room, working on her computer while Akuma read a book next to her. They were cuddled up close and just relaxing.

Then Kai walked into the room, seeing MAK in a bad mood. "MAK, you doing okay, sweetie?", she asked and MAK answered her with, "Actually, no, somebody requested a review of Garzey's Wing and now I have to watch this damn thing. I'm just glad it's only 3 episodes.....then again, I don't think I can even keep that shit up sober."
"Well, I could watch it with you", Kai said, "Besides, it's better to watch a bad anime with a few friends....that is, if you also don't mind a few drinks to it." Then she brought out her own personal alcohol stash.

Kurai was walking down the stairs when he heard the name of the anime, "SERIOUSLY?" he asked, eyes wide to MAK, "You are seriously looking at that anime?"

"Unfortunately, yes." MAK said, "I have to do my thing reviewing this damn thing and you know what? I'm gonna watch this anime.....while I'm drunk!!!! Because either way, it's gonna confuse the hell out of me anyway."

"Oh god... this is really going to be a pain...." Kurai whispered.
Angel looked up to him, "Isn't that one of the damn shows your company made me review? What a pain in the butt. It's stupid."

Kai then said to everyone, "So should I be warned that my friend/maybe boyfriend might get alcohol poisoning?" Then MAK snatches a bottle of vodka from her hands and said, "Don't worry, my dear Kai, I can handle my liquor just fine. It's not like I'm gonna take a drink every time a stupid badly dub line is uttered there, right? Right?" Then Kai face palmed and said, "Oh no."

"Um... Kai... I would take that bottle away from him. He will probably be dead by the end of the first episode.... maybe even half way through."

"Nonsense!!!!" MAK screamed, "How bad can it be?"

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So, a few hours later after watching Garzey's Wing, MAK had a bit of a hangover from drinking too much. Plus, while he was drunk, he sorta hallucinated a little bit and accidentally punched Kurai in the eye, thinking he was his father while he thought Angel and Akuma was his sisters. Kai went to check on him as he is resting now. "OK", Kai said, "He's sobering up now. I think he got it all out in the toilet and remind me to never give him any liquor again."

Kurai rolled his one good eye as he held the icepack Akuma had given him over the other, "And remind me that if he ever drinks again, to tie him to a chair and beat his ass for the shiner...."

"Well, as long as I knew MAK, him and his father were pretty close......", Kai said, ".....but I guess after his parents split, MAK went into a deep depression from what he told me about them but why did he think Angel and Akuma were his sisters, considering one of them was pregnant at the time?"

Angel and Akuma both glared a little, "Which one of us did he think was pregnant?" they asked, looking like they were about to kill him for the thought.

Kai looked nervous for a minute as she was about to say whom, considering if they might kill him or her since she's the only conscious one defending him, "Hmmmmm.......well.....uh.....(gulp)...it's his older sister that was pregnant at the time...well, the second time."

"/Second/ time?" Angel growled more, fangs showing as she started walking to MAK's room. Akuma followed, grabbing something from the top shelf of the DVD rack with a evil grin on her face. The only thing Kai could see was that it was a DVD with a OVA written on the back.

"Guys, what's that DVD you got there?" Kai was beginning to look more worried as it really looks like they are gonna kill MAK. "WAIT!! I'm sure he didn't meant what he said. There's partially a reason why his mom and sister are always concerned about him drinking. Hey, wait for me, too!!"

As MAK began to wake up from his hangover, sobering up from his Garzey's Wing episode, he looked around the room to see if nothing's spinning anymore and as he turned left, he sees a very fuming Angel, a furious and evilly-smirking Akuma and a concerned Kai staring at him. "Hey guys, did anything happened a few hours later?" He felt like if he had no memory of what happened earlier.

Angel smiled, "Oh yes.... tell me, did you really fucken think I was pregnant?" She asked as Kurai stuck his head in for a bit, gulping and looking at MAK like he was sorry he had to go through this. Akuma was already fiddling with the TV in MAK's room, popping the DVD into it and cewing it up as Angel tied MAK to a chair, taping his eyes open, "This is for pretty much calling both me and my sister fat...." she said, smiling a evil smile.
Kurai walked in, sitting down on the bed and sighed, "Don't say I ever didn't to anything for you.... this is sort of to make up for the whole trolling..." he mumbled.

MAK then looked panicky and confused as he really doesn't know what's going in. "Uh...guys, what did I do? When did I call you and/or Akuma fat? Why am I tried to a chair and my eyes taped? And why does Kurai have a shiner on his eye?" Then Kai whispered to his ear all about what happened earlier and when she mentioned he was drunk, he suddenly now gotten really scared at them.

Kurai frowned, "About the shinner, I will get my revenge later...." he mumbled as the show kicked on, the words 'Mars of Destruction' appearing on the title screen.


Mars of Destruction OVA (July 8, 2005), Hametsu no Mars OVA
Director: Yoshiteru Satou
Horror, Sci-Fi,
Key Words: Aliens, Super Heroes,
Studio: Idea Factory

Episodes: 1

Some time after a mission to mars ended in the destruction of a cargo ship, strange monsters known as “Ancients” appeared around Tokyo. A specialist group called the AAST, consisting on Moe girls and one high school guy, was formed to combat the creatures but what is the reality of the situation?


My Thoughts: It’s rather interesting how a story like this actually came out because of just how deep the show is. (Angel: “WAIT A MINUTE! Your not taking this serious, are you? Your first review and this is what your going for?: Kurai: “Hold on a second! Just hear me out!” Angel: “I hope you know what your doing….”) As I was saying, the story is rather deep for it begs the question on if our lives, just how much time do we commit to watching shows like this. The plot brings to light that we don’t need names of characters or an actual storyline that leads somewhere in order to be made, we just have to have the budget to make it.

The animation is rather exceptional, for something that might have been created during the 50s. (Angel: “To bad it came out in 2005.) The artwork is clear and vibrant with bright colors and amazing fluid movement. (Akuma: “For someone who has robotic hinges in their body.” Angel: “And bright colors that seem to mud together.”) I was extremely fond of how the girls looked so different from each other, just like they were twins! I commend how life-life the fighting was including the time one of the girls heads popped like a balloon from one of the little lasers the Ancients did. (Angel: “It sounded like a balloon popping too if I recall.”) The blue power suit that the guy wears looks really original, about as original as a toothpick in a box of toothpicks. I just wonder how the guy actually fights with a suit that seems to squeeze his internal organs like a corset though. I heard of women who can’t breath in those things. It would take great skill to fight in one. (Angel: “Want to try it?” Kurai: “Um… no thank you. Lets get back to the review.”) In some areas, I commend the artists for putting scenes that looked like they were supposed to be upside down rather then right side up.

Each girl had pretty realistic voices depicting how brave they were, working hard in making them sound as though they were actually bored instead, except when they are screaming every 2 seconds. It’s also interesting how we had to have a doctor actually check to see if one girl was alive even after her head had been gone. (Akuma: “Interesting also is how the girls pretty much looked like they were hopeful that their friend would pull through.”) It was also really cool that they explained the AAST about 7 minutes into the show, it stands for the Anti-unidentified Ancients Special Team. (Angel: “So when they do identify them, they will have to rename their team.”) Sometimes the girls would actually do rather well mimicking another girls voice to the point that I feel they were actually using the same voice actor once in a while.

Rating: No Star

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When the show was done, Angel and Akuma smiled evily at MAK, "You really shouldn't of called us fat...." they said, "So its your own fault you had to review another bad anime in a row. Maybe we should show you another..." they held up the Eiken disc Kurai had sent Angel a while ago.

"OK, OK, OK, I GET IT!!!", MAK screamed, "I know y'all are very angry at me and I don't blame you. I get it."
Then MAK calmly said, "I obviously deserved it and I have been in a reviewing funk lately....well, not only reviewing but personal to me, too. I've been having dreams about my parents fighting all the time, my sisters yelling at me, and it kept reminding me too much of my old life. If you want to put in the Eiken disc, just do it already."

Angel sighed and untied him, "You better not do that again...." she said, and she and Akuma walked out of the room, not looking back at them for a while, then at the door, she turned slightly and said, "At least you have your parents still..." then went to her room with Akuma.
Kurai looked down at the ground sadly, "You know.... maybe.... they have a small point...." he said getting up, "Sorry to say that.... and not saying your problems arn't as bad as theirs... but just be careful of talking about that around them..." then he too left.

"Am I that selfish?" MAK asked himself while Kai was behind him. "Am I that much of an asshole about my parents and family even though Angel and Akuma's are no longer......" He paused for a moment as he begin to shed tears as he felt like a dick. Kai then looked at him and said, "MAK, you know you didn't mean what you said about them. I'm sure they won't hold it against you that much."
MAK wasn't so sure about that and he also said, "I think I need a little break from reviewing."
"See?", Kai said, "That's all you need. A simple break from review--" Then MAK interrupted her again and said, "I also may need to leave Kakurega for a while."
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Colorful (Sept 6, 1999 – Sept 30, 1999)
Director: Ryutaro Nakamura
Parody, Comedy, Ecchi,
Key Words: Panties, Bras, Perverted acts,
Studio: Triangle Staff Licensed American Publisher: AEsir Holdings

Episodes: 16

The adventures and misadventures of men staring, peeking, glancing, looking, leering, and being downright perverted, all for the pleasure of that one little exposed bras, panties, and occasional cleavage that happens because of a girls wardrobe.


My Thoughts: Oh dear… a show all about strange men trying to see women in really perverted ways. The show is really bland, not really having any story, any depth, and is made for men just to wank off. It’s as though it’s a perverts guide to finding something to get their jollies off twenty-four seven. I would put this up to par with Eiken, something that should be a hentai just to get it over with… of course the men are such losers that I can understand why no women would want them. They get off just from the simplest things like a hint of a short skirt. I like some ecchi but only when there is a good story and when there is a reason for it, not when it’s plastered in my face. And the show is so random it’s like watching a rather un-entertaining animated version of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Things might have been random but they were also rather repetitive and increased the bordom that I felt while watching this.

The animation is really bad, looking like it was made by gonzo on a really bad day. It’s not detailed at all, even to the point of not having noses, and even doesn’t have shading for most of the show. Characters are very un-proportional, even to the point where they become like spaghetti sometimes. Sometimes they mesh really odd artwork in with it like slightly realistic or strange textures but it really just looks bad. When there is detail to the faces, it looks like troll faces online which I was never fond of.

The opening song sounds like it would fit perfect for an Excel Saga episode with a girl that doesn’t seem like she can sing shouting at the top of her lungs or with a smokers cough. The men’s voices are overly creepy and the female’s sound like they were taken from hentai and porn just for kicks.

In the end of this whole show, I have come to the conclusion that all men are perverts and should be cut off from the rest of the world. (Ok, no I don’t think that, but if you watched this show, I think you will understand why I said it.) Once you see one episode, you seen them all really.

Rating: None

Link to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorful_%28manga%29

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Stitch! Anime (Oct 8, 2008 – June 26, 2009),
Director: Masami Hata
Sci-fi, Fantasy,
Key Words: Disney, Remakes,
Studio: Madhouse, Walt Disney Animation Japan Licensed American Publisher: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Episodes: 26

Lilo has a boyfriend now and Stitch is annoyed that he isn’t the center of attention now so he leaves for an adventure. Along the way, he is sucked into a wormhole and crashes in the Okinawa Prefecture and the Ryukyu Islands in Japan. There he wants to get his wish but to do so, he must do good deeds.


My Thoughts: Oh my god… they made another one? So this one is supposed to be after Lilo gets a boyfriend or something. Stitch, up to no good as always, jumps on his little flying car and starts to create mayhem. We have the same enemies, the same stupid sidekicks, and the same out of control main character as before, but with a different girl. They have the same storyline with Ichariba Chodei (Also known as Ohana) which is pretty much ‘meet ones cuz forever’. It’s pretty much a Japanese Lilo and Stitch… bla…

Seriously, how do I talk about something that feels like it’s from America in storyline, characters, and concept? The only thing they use is that they are in some alternate timeline in order to bring a new girl and culture in. Well, there is one other thing… Stitch is collecting good deeds. I don’t know about you but if the little creature is doing good things for selfish reasons, I don’t think it works. Also, his goal is not really good so it messes things up. The show does base around Japanese demon mythology instead of aliens, but I don’t really care for this. And that is coming from a girl who loves supernatural stuff. It just feels really forced because it’s a ‘find and capture’ game with yokai instead of aliens now, although once in a while they get an alien or two. It’s good if they had one or another, but not both! The ending also didn’t have really a good closer as it left it open for the next season. How they made a second season out of this I have no idea.

The animation is pretty much standard series animation for a show that was created as a rehash of the original rehash of a movie. Yes, that’s a lot of rehashing and it seriously feels old. The artwork is bland is what I’m trying to say. It just looks like they pulled this together in a short time although pretty clean as a computer created. Scenes are reused many times over. Disney signs are all over the place from items that Stitch puts back together to some references. It got so bad that the dub even made fun of it. It’s just too much even for Disney. I found that the opening was changed rather badly between the sub and dub. The dub just used clips from the show in order to make a stupid opening just as how 4kids does most of the time.

The dub sounds like it was done by 4kids, seriously bad with a lot of off kid language. You can’t understand Stitch at all, though he should be able to speak a little better after living with Lilo so long. And this doesn’t make sense because half the time, stitch talks more then ever and others he acts like he doesn’t speak English. Now they do get better later on but it ends up to late. In fact, I think they even changed the voices for the dubbed version comparing it to the English version. It has the same childhood lesions as the show before, but they feel forced at times. Even the jokes are rather forced making me feel bored. The music is really bland with nothing that really stands out. The Japanese dub is so much better, actually having half of Stitch’s sounds actually being words. Seriously, most of the gibberish that he says in the dub is supposed to be complete sentences.

The only thing good about this was they brought Angel back.


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Link to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stitch!

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Genshiken(Oct 10, 2004 – Dec 26, 2004)
Director: Takashi Ikehata
Comedy, Slice of Life,
Key Words: Anime, Manga, Collage Life,
Studio: Palm Studio Licensed American Publisher: Anime Works

Episodes: 12

In a normal college, there are students who have hobbies they share together. They find comfort in Genshiken, a club dedicated for the study of otaku life. These are the lives they share together in their sanctuary.


My Thoughts: Oh dear me. When you have an anime based on Otaku life, its not going to always be pretty. Still, the show is rather good for its own right. It was odd because the very first episode actually felt like my group of friends just sitting and talking anime like the podcast. Also, for those that want to learn a little bit, I should say you should watch all the way through the credits because after, they sometimes have little facts. I even learned from them even though I watch tons of anime.

The main character is really a bland guy, but I feel that they did this for a reason. It brought us into this world with somewhat a clean view on things. Now if only he wasn’t always talking about Hentai and dojinshi… I guess on the bright side, he is in a point that he’s not a complete otaku but more on the edge who is just learning the deeper parts of his fandom.

What’s great about an anime like this is that there is a character that anyone could really relate to, not just the main character. Sometimes you can even take parts of the characters and put them together to represent you. They have the cosplayer, the game player, the over obsessed guy, an artist, and even a newbie in the group as well. All these characters help give a wide variety of storylines to grab hold of and give you a sense of connection. The feeling I normally get watching this is that this little clubhouse, this small sanctuary of otaku-dom is pretty much their home. They are almost like one big family who doesn’t want to lose their life.

The only person that really creeps me out is the head chairman. He has really black eyes and acts really odd most of the time. Also, many times he talks in almost a out of this world manner. Just something that really creeped me out when he actually did anything.

People don’t really notice this but this show has a lot of philology involved in the show. It does dive into the reasons as to why people go to anime without going way to out of control. They dissect what makes an otaku an otaku and the reasons behind why some people don’t like it and some do. It’s also about people trying new things weather or not they will actually like it.

The animation is very bland, looking a little like Colorful but not as bad. It’s a step in the right direction at least and they do have a rather good contrast between the real world with its rather toned down colors and the anime side with its bright and rich colors. I never really found any point where they lacked art styles or was off. If something was, then it was slight and pretty much unnoticeable. What you see in the first episode is what you get throughout the show when it comes to art style with it only slightly getting better as it was going. Each of the ending credits surprised me though. The artwork for the ending actually changes each show. It’s not always the same ending.

The dub isn’t really all that bad actually. It’s an older one so some of the voices are slightly stiff, but it doesn’t feel unnatural. I would think they actually would be stiff when meeting new people or so and it’s not like they don’t end up warming up.

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Link to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genshiken

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Director: Takashi Ikehata
Comedy, Slice of Life,
Key Words: Anime, Manga, Collage Life,
Studio: Palm Studio Licensed American Publisher: Anime Works

Episodes: 12
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Cyberchase(Jan 21 2002 – July 23, 2010)
Director: Larry Jacobs, Jason Groh
American Cartoon, Educational,
Key Words: Math,
Studio: Licensed American Publisher: PBS Kids

Episodes: 94

Join Jackie, Matt, and Inez as they travel through Cyberspace with Digit trying to protect the Cyberworld from the Evil Hacker. Use math and other problem solving skills to help stop his plans.


My Thoughts: When I was a child, I actually liked watching this show. It was an American show that made learning fun for children. Watching it now that I’m older, its still educational in putting math to good use in the real world, to bad I learned all this stuff in 6th grade. As for storyline though, it needs a lot of work. The characters are bland, the storyline is one dimensional, and yet it’s perfect for children. Each episode is its own storyline without you really having to see all of them except the first episode with intros. Almost all the storylines consist of saving Dr. Marbles or Digit from Hacker before time runs out. It gets really repetitive, especially for how many episodes it is. During the later episodes, it did become better with new enemies and fun stories.

The show really didn’t go for me anymore, the story being more for younger children rather then my range now. I’m sure if I was in the age range, I may like it.

The artwork looks like they were done in a flash show, and characters have noodle bodies. They are over exaggerated, stereotypical characters children would probably get connected to. Sadly, they are really lack luster and somewhat bland.

The script is cheesy, the kids sounding like they are really stereotypical of nerd, Teenage drama queen, and nasally guy. Digit ‘s voice actor was Gilbert Gottfried, the voice of Iago. Half the time, I wanted him to just shut up because he was always getting on my nerves. I did like Hacker’s voice done by none other then the ‘Doc’ (Christopher Lloyd) from ‘Back to the Future’! He has the perfect voice for the crazy evil geniuses. The songs are a bit strange and don’t really stick out to me. They just feel really lack luster.

The story hasn’t ended and they are looking into making the show a 9th season but since the show ended in 2010, I’m not sure they will be able to make it the same. People who played the characters have grown up so I believe there is to much of a gap to make it good.

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Link to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberchase

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Popee the Performer(2001-2006), Popee the Clown
Director: Ryuji Masuda
Children, Black Comedy,
Key Words: Blood, Torture, violence,
Studio:Kids Station, Nippon Columbia Licensed American Publisher:

Episodes: 39

Popee is a performer that works with a circus in the middle of the desert. Each time he attempts to do a performance, it usually dissolves into the characters destroying each other in cartoon manners.


My Thoughts: What the hell can I say about this show? It’s really weird! There is really no talking during the show and so hard to understand exactly what is going on in any of the episodes. All I gather is that Popee is a performer who ends up dieing or being tortured at the end of every episode and his dog laughs about it or ends up tortured as well. It makes me wonder just why it’s for little children.

The animation is rather rough. It looks slightly stiff and a couple times the movement doesn’t even have fluid movement. Many of the faces that are used look like they would be better in a horror show rather then a kids show. There are times they actually squash and stretch the 3D animation to when the textures look really bad.

There are no voices, but there is a really odd music that sounds even creepier then the show. It has a bit of a Indonesian feel but you can’t really pick out the words very easy when its playing. (Well, I can say it is in Japanese so that might be part of it.)

In the end, I really didn’t like this show and just felt it boring with more what the fuck moments then I could care to sit through again.

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In the dark of the night, MAK and Kai have returned from their trip to Parish Heights, feeling kinda tired from the ride and of course, their adventure as well.
"Hey!!" Kai said, "We're back from our vacation!! Anybody here? Hello?"
But she didn't hear anybody responding to her.
MAK said, "They must be asleep or something and Angel's probably busy with something and that means...." Knowing the coast is clear, MAK and Kai decided to get romantic without any interruption.

There was a rather strange sound like growling coming from somewhere in the house, it was eerie and the house seemed a bit darker then normal.

The noise surprised the both of them. "Wait, what was that?", Kai said as she was the first to heard that. "I don't know. Probably a raccoon or something. It'll pass by." But MAK wasn't exactly minding that as he wanted to continue making out with Kai, but she pushed him from herself. "Ummm.....No. We need to find out what was that noise, MAK. Our thing just have to wait."
MAK looked disappointed and said "OK."

There was a strange red glow coming from the basement. It was pulsating like a heartbeat and the sounds were coming from there. The growls were getting even louder and then suddenly stopped.

The sounds from there caught the attention of Kai and she definitely wanted to check it out, "Hmmm...it must've came from there. MAK, we need to check the basement."
MAK looked at her like she's crazy, "Uh, you realize that sound might mean we should probably run away, get out of there, you know, not do the shit that most people do in horror movies and then they die....plus, it reminds of this show Angel showed me once. I can't even think of the name of it."
Kai then said, "MAK, I get you're scared because of horror movie logic of you being....well, you know....but nothing is going to happen down here. Stop worrying over this."
Strange red eyes showed up from behind MAK, looking evil and almost supernatural. They disappeared just as they came, leaving a burning smell in the air.
Kai then looked startled after seeing what was behind MAK, "What? Something was behind me?" He then looked back to see what it was but nothing was there.
"MAK, there was something right there just before it disappeared." Kai then also noticed the smell of it, "And it also sorta.....stank. Really stank."
"I should panic now right?" MAK questioned.

The door to the basement now had markings showing up, glowing as red as the pulsing light.

So without further interruption or surprises, MAK and Kai went down the basement and see the glowing red light from there. "Wow, I guess Angel and them never bothered to clean the basement here."
Kai said, "But what was that light for? Is there something down there that not even Angel, Akuma or Kurai know about? And--" She paused for a moment as then again saw something behind MAK.
"What?" He said.
"MAK, there's really someone behind you." She said and as she shined a flashlight from her wrist, she notices something similar to the same creature from earlier, but it disappears again.

There was still something that looked like a blob there on the wall, a strange oozing sludge.
Behind Kai, there was something coming out of the floor, black hair seemed to be lying in another oozy mess.

She gasped as she saw what was on the floor, "MAK!! Look!!"
"What is it?", he asked and Kai said, "There is some ooze and some hair on the floor. Black hair." She then assumed the worst and thought it could be one of the others' hair. "Oh no!" She began to tear up, "What if this is....."
MAK then squashed that and said, "Well, it can't be Angel or Akuma's hair. I think they're brunette but I'm not sure of this is Kurai's though....Wait, it isn't. His hair got red tips."

The center of the hair pile was starting to rise out of the ooze, the long hair trailing down the body that was coming into view.

Both of them moved out of the way as the ooze and hair was coming to life and both of them felt very afraid at that moment as Kai gripped on MAK's hand harder that he can't even feel it that much. "Who......is.....that......MAK?" She calmly said, not trying to scream.

From behind him, a hand grabbed both there collars and pulled them out of the basement, slamming the door, "What the hell are you guys doing down there?" Kurai's voice came from behind them, "That place isn't open for people to go in at the moment...."

"Uh, don't look at me!!" MAK said, "Nancy Drew over here wanted to go down there for something."
Kai then looked at Kurai and said, "Look, we heard something from the basement; I thought it would be something wrong with the house but enough about that....WHAT THE HELL IS IN THAT BASEMENT!!", she screamed at Kurai while shaking him.

Kurai gasped and tried to pull away, "It's Angel..... and that was probably her dressed as Hikiko...." he said looking down, "Something is wrong with Angel...."

"What do you mean something's wrong with Angel?" MAK questioned Kurai.
"Did anything happened after we left?", Kai said, "And is this happened to Akuma as well?"

He shook his head, "Akuma's fine.... and I don't know... I don't understand it myself. Like I said when I shadowed in on you guys, there is something odd going on."

"Wait," MAK said, "Hikiko......I know that name from somewhere. It's on the tip on my tongue."

"There is a OVA.... I watched it. Hikiko is the name of a Japanese spector," he said, gulping, "I actually reviewed that one."

"Oh....mind if we look at it for a few minutes?" Kai asked Kurai's permission.

Kurai nodded and gave them it.


Urban Legend Story: Hikiko OVA(Aug 8, 2008)
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Horror, School Life, Violence,
Key Words: Urban Legend, Revenge,
Studio: Licensed American Publisher:

Episodes: 1

Satoshi returns home after 15 years of being away but he carries very painful memories about a girl who was rather bullied. Soon he becomes chased by a mysterious deformed woman that seems kill people and takes revenge on whomever mistreats the girl.


My Thoughts: This is one rather spooky show, just the expressions on the characters faces make it rather scary. When they actually picked CG to make this, I think they picked a pretty good medium for a horror based OVA. The show starts out with a boy reliving his days as a 3rd year in a town. A young girl moves in to his next door apartment and he watches as she is tortured by his classmates and mother. Creepy things just keep happening because of the bulling that happens. It’s not a very underused story, but the twist at the end was rather good.

The animation looks like it would fit right at home with a horror based video game. It’s kind of in the middle between good CG and bad CG but doesn’t make it hard to watch. Most of the backgrounds look like they were created with photo rendering mixed with a little of the CG but then the characters… well, they at least are rather smooth. When they move, it’s rather stiffly, good for demons but bad for any normal characters.

The voices are ok, though sometimes come off as a little stale or strict. I believe this is more because of the culture gap between the Japanese subs and what I’m used to hearing.

This may change for if we get more information on who actually created this show and that but I think one of the most interesting things about this is that there is very little details about the show too (That I can find) adding to the mystery of it.

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After reading Kurai's review, Kai then began to ask him some questions about the anime relating to what's happening with Angel, "So, this Hikiko girl....she's this spirit that had a rough past in her life. So how does she connect to this house?"

"Think about it... Angel and Akuma lived here all alone for a while after what happen to their parents. There have got to be some sad shit that reminds them of it plus how their folks were scientists. There is no idea what crap they have here....."

"Huh? Their folks were scientists?" MAK questioned.
"I did notice the girl's last name being Mori." Kai said, "Hikiromori meaning social withdrawal and since you mentioned Angel and Akuma living alone, they were miserable and lost in the world with their parents long gone and they never contact anyone outside the house. Did I get it right, Kurai?"

Kurai looked at her confused, "Not sure what your getting at actually...." he said frowning, "Their last name is Okami, not Mori."

"I know that already," she said, "What I meant was the girl in the anime had a tragic past as did both Angel and Akuma and possibly their past has manifested into that girl down there."
MAK sorta looked confused over this, too. "Uh....What I got from that anime was The Ring or The Grudge flashbacks."

Kurai nodded, "Me too.... and no. Angel's just dressed up as her. Not sure why though but still, only Cosplay."

"I don't know about this." MAK said, "If it's just cosplay, why is she acting more strange than usual? What's the purpose of that?....and to think, we came back dealing with drama of our own to come back to deal with this."

"Well, not sure actually. Thats the problem. I don't get whats going on myself. But we have to find out."
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A Pup named Scooby-Doo(Sep 10, 1988 – Aug 17, 1991)
Director: Tom Ruegger
Mystery, Comedy, American Cartoon,
Key Words: Cartoon Violance,
Studio: Licensed American Publisher: Hanna-Barbera

Episodes:30

Join Shaggy, Scooby, Velma, Daphne, and Freddy as they solve mysteries and catch the criminals.


My Thoughts: Oh my god! I seriously love Scooby-Doo because it’s rather nostalgic for me. But this is another story. This is rather bad and when I say bad, I mean a botched rendition of a old favorite. Supposedly this is when the kids were young and did the same thing as they do when older, solving mysteries. Unfortunately, each character is so freaken shallow and they never learn anything. Daphne is a stuck up rich girl, Fred is the stupid blond, Velma is the really quiet child, and Scooby and Shaggy are well… a very over active Scooby and Shaggy. Each and every episode is practically the same; something happens, the team gets together, they get to a point that Scooby eats a snack and they split up, then they do a chase and finally catch him. Throughout the whole thing, characters show up randomly with no reason at all.

There is another annoying thing that happens through out a whole series. Fred’s really wild accusations. He goes way overboard accusing aliens, government agents, even the bully Red Herring for the crazy things that are happening without even looking at the facts. Now let’s break down that name for a moment, Red Herring. Can I say that that is the stupidest name for a character, not to mention Ironic as Fred always points to him first!

The artwork is really overboard and seriously overboard in comical exaggerated forms and jokes. At least the whole thing is consistent but still, I feel it falls from the original. Characters go far from the design. I understand what they were trying to do… actually no I don’t! They made the whole thing look like a joke! From what I have read, the producer and director wanted something around the same idea as ‘The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo and as I had not been able to see that yet, I wouldn’t know. What I do know is that if its anything like this, then we have a problem with me liking it.

Voices are slightly close for Shaggy and Scooby but everyone else is really bad. Characters sound whinny and exaggerated just like the animation, full of crazy sounds and whines. Every show seems to start out with Shaggy saying something he is doing ‘with a pup named Scooby Doo.’ The jingles are really annoying and just get stuck in your head the more you watch them. All the music is supposed to be like 60s and 70s music along the lines of jazz, Disco, and so on.

In the end, I consider this a forgettable show that should just be put on the side.

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G-Taste OVA(Dec 18, 1999 – Apr 24, 2003)
Director: Katsuma Kanazawa
Hentai, Erotica,
Key Words: Harassment, Yuri,
Studio: Green Bunny Licensed American Publisher: SoftCel Pictures, Critical Mass

Episodes: 7

Stock girls of Japanese Pornography getting aroused.


My Thoughts: Oh for gods sake, not another stupid hentai. It only had a girl getting turned on all the time. She would grind herself against any type of poll or bar that was around her and we never saw another human. We also get the feeling that you’re a perverted stacker the whole time you’re watching because it’s all from a first person view. It got very old, very fast. At least, that was the first episode. The episodes were bland basically consisting of two storylines that had nothing to do with each other and the lesbian relationships that seem to start up with each other. That has just summed up the whole 7 episode OVA. Just bland girls fucking each other.

From the first episode’s artwork, it shows exactly why guys would be watching this. Lots and lots of leg, ass, pussy, and breasts shots. There are also a lot of single shot animations where the artwork is still images with very little animation. Seriously, they draw a full body of a woman taking a shower and for about 2 minutes we have just that one drawing being viewed up and down. This was mostly in the first episode with the others looking different.

There are many times I had to ask who the hell is talking because even when the woman is alone, there is some strange guy’s voice coming in and talking as well. Then there were the times in which I didn’t care because they were never saying anything important anyway.

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Baby Love OVA(Nov 1, 1997),
Director: Susumu Kodo
Comedy, Romance,
Key Words: Childhood love,
Studio:Studio Comet, Asatsu DK Licensed American Publisher:

Episodes: 1

Seara has loved Shuhei ever since she was a little girl but he was three years older then her. He had told her to come back when she was more grown up so after a few years, she came back to try to win his heart but there might be something in the way…


My Thoughts: Well, this is pretty normal style of romance storyline. Two kids fall in love when they were little and promise to get married if one of them holds up to what the other tells them. Seara is a rather energetic girl who somewhat annoys me and somewhat intrigues me the length she will go to in order to get who she has loved for a long time. Sadly, she also feels like she is mostly just a stereo type along with every other childhood love interest. There really isn’t something that makes her stand out among the rest of the group and I think that maybe why there was only one episode made of this. It just feels bland. Many times it falls dangerously into the school life genre with Seara’s character hiding among the high schoolers to a point where I wonder why the parents haven’t been called to ask where their daughter is since she isn’t in her elementary school.

Shuhei on the other hand is a clueless idiot who needs to pull his head out of his butt and see what’s going on. She shows him multiple times that she likes him but he seems to wave it off.

The artwork is slightly flawed in that characters seem way too tall and their faces are too stretched out. Lots of times the chin seems really big or that the mouth has pushed up to far. I can understand a high school student looking like a collage student because my brother was rather tall for his age but the elementary girl looking like a high schooler would only happen if she had steroids pumped into her. Not to mention all those around her are actually rather short or look much more like what I would see as a elementary kid. It is rather rare to see this happen so I call BS on that. Still, I got to hand it to the animators that this was done around the time they still did hand cell animations so they did a rather nice job for the time. Lines are normally really crisp and eyes seem to sparkle rather well though they don’t seem as ‘glossy’ as other shows around that time. You can slightly tell this was still made on a medium budget or a high low budget. They did this little thing on one of the scenes where they tried to put a real picture into the mix with just a little airbrushing to it for a background but it doesn’t work at all for how simple the characters are drawn and the shadows that are shown. The characters seem like they are floating because they have no shadow at all on the ground when everything around them does.

The voices are alright and since this isn’t really dubbed, I really have no basic to talk about that. I can see each voice with each character and nothing really stands out much in my mind at being exceptional or lousy. I do think the friends of Shuhei should have a little more diologe but this is what I get for a OVA that’s only one episode. Rai on the other hand sounds like a pervert when he is talking about how cute Seara is. It’s slightly gay to me in a way because he gets really damn excited about an elementary school kid.

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Kakurenbo(Sep 1, 2004), Hide and Seek Kakurenbo
Director: Shuuhei Morita Written by: Shuuhei Morita
Horror, Psychological, Supernatural,
Key Words: Children, Human vs industry,
Studio:YamatoWorks Licensed American Publisher: Central Park Media

Episodes: 1

In a large abandoned city, children gather wearing fox masks in order to play a game called ‘Otokoyo’ (literally translated as ‘Man Hunt’. The rules state that once 7 are gathered, the game will start as the children hide within the city trying not to be found by the ‘finder. As they play, children go missing as demons find them.


My Thoughts: This starts out really creepy, talking about a game where children wear fox masks to play a hide and seek game and when children will go missing from it. We have a strange band of characters that are brought together by the fight to survive a game that they know they could be killed in. There really isn’t much I can say about the show since I really don’t want to spoil if for you. It’s one I say you should watch. Also would like to note, very rarely does a Writer also become the director of his own show but in this case, it happened. Shuuhei Morita actually not only wrote the show, he was the director and producer of it. I think that is part of why this was done so well. Because he had a point to put across and it wasn’t diluted by anyone else in the way.

Now for the psychological part of this, I had to look at Wikipedia. Sadly I couldn’t get it but now I see what the show was actually trying to show. The idea was that Tokyo was losing its aesthetic, its beauty for a more industrial looking life. If you look at its aesthetic before being like a child, then you can see where a child’s game turning into a scare trip in a large abandoned city more based on industry could lie. Sadly, if I told anymore, I would be doing spoilers again.

The animation style feels much like a cut scene from a rather well made game. The mixture of 3D and cell shaded textures are almost seamless although once in a while they use the same model over and over again. There are times when you will see very small clips of what all the characters are doing to stay alive and sometimes they don’t seem to be congruent at all. They are placed randomly to break things up and so it ends up a bit hard to tell where everything is taking place. Still I fully love the post-apocalyptic feel they have for the show. It’s hard to tell where the show is taking place because it’s a large mixture of Japanese structures and yet the demons have a more hindu looking design. At least that’s in my mind.

Surprisingly, this was actually dubbed and the dub is rather well done in my book. Voices work for many of the characters in how I would picture them sounding, some might be whinny but it was the personalities were the only things that annoyed me, not the voices. The music captures the mood well and keeps you hyped up long after watching it.

Again, you should watch it if you like thrillers or anything psychological. I thought it was amazing for how short it was.

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Link to Wikipiedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakurenbo

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Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin Queen’s Blade: Rurou no Senshi(April 2, 2009 – June 18, 2009)
Director: Kinji Yoshimoto Written by: Kinji Yoshimoto Music: Masaru Tokoyama
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Ecchi,
Key Words: Breasts, Sword fighting, Woman, Nudity, magic,
Studio: Arms Licensed American Publisher: Media Blasters

Episodes: 12

On one Continent, a tournament is held called the Queen’s Blade is held once every four years to figure out who the powerful and beautiful Queen would be. Women fighters come from all over to become the queen, each with a reason for being there.


My Thoughts: Here is my first impression of the show; Boobies, breasts, funbags, unnatural inflation, nipples, Tata’s and so on. This show just looked like Eiken right down to the amazing bouncing items the girls had on their chests that should not have fit into their extremely skimpy outfits and armor. This was one show I seriously was not interested in the slightest. It felt rather shallow even with the small character storyline they gave to them. The characters also aren’t really memorable at all, making me have to look most of them up to get their names. I mostly know them by Lena (only because they say her name so fucken often it’s not even funny), the miko and her demon, bunny girl, tiger girl, electric girl, and so on.

Lena seems to always end up wetting herself a lot in the beginning, something that makes me wish that they wouldn’t do so many close ups to her ass to show that. She is also rather dense and naive but I guess all characters are in this stupid anime. Many times, her uniform ends up being destroyed time and time again, only to be negated afterwards. I don’t know but if your armor gets broken into small pieces, it should not be fixed the evening of the battle. Also, in episode 6, something that kept going into her head is why the elves didn’t wear underwear. That was the damn theme for the whole episode. And it was bad enough she was on her own but half way threw, they forced the stupid angel Nanael to follow her around. This angel is as bad as Navi from Legend of Zelda.

Um, some of their attacks seem really stupid. For example, bunny girl shoots acid from her breasts. Somehow, Lena stops her from using it and makes her breasts… inflate…. And explode…. Um… ya… This is much like the Master of Martial Heart in that the plot is rather shallow and has no real reason for being. It’s all about how much fighting and clothing being taken off can we fit into a 30 minute episode so that we can cater to the male crowd. Actually, thinking about it, this is like Eiken and Master of Martial Hearts had a damn baby. When I say the plot is shallow, I mean the reasons for fighting feel rather bland and we barely get any back story for just how the characters have become part of this fight. We get the reason they want to be, but not the how they get into it. For all I know, any woman is able to get into the tournament as long as they wear skimpy outfits, oh, and are lesbians. It seems every woman in here is a lesbian.

As we got to the end of the show, they did get into a couple deep ideas of why the women were fighting in the queen’s blade but by this time, I was so annoyed at the whole show that I just couldn’t give two cares about why it was they were fighting. If they started out with a reason why each character was fighting that was actually pretty reasonable from the start, then maybe it would have been more interesting… and if they didn’t keep zooming in on the characters breasts and ass all the damn time. I would have also liked a more likeable main character besides Lena. I’m pretty much already guessing Lena is going to win the damn thing but in order to know any of this… I sadly would have to go through at least two more seasons of this. At this point I don’t want to. It just feels stupid.

The artwork is a little… erotic… I guess. I don’t see it as that but seriously, who thought that it would be a good idea to dress in… in THOSE OUTFITS! And while in a FIGHTING tournament! The dub didn’t match the lip sink sometimes and though the animation was rather pretty and fluid, it really was masked with how much naked fighting went on. I ended up just staring at the screen bored at what I was seeing after the second episode. If you saw one fight, you somewhat see them all. All women look so much younger then they should with large bright eyes that would look better on Moe characters then hard core fighters and plump lip gloss lips. There are pretty much no men anywhere except the darn background characters. They don’t do much and you really don’t see them except as slight blurs but I would think they would be smarter then the stupid women in the main character spot. The ending is just naked images of characters in the series without any real animation about them. The only one that actually is a boy looks like a girl instead (Of course, his mother probably has the largest boobs in this mess).

English voices and sound are a bit ok, though do tend to be annoying the more I listen to them. Lots of them have really high toned voices that don’t fit the characters bodies or are just in general bitchy whiny things. I think Nanael’s is the worse. She sounds really whinny and I can’t even get used to her voice. It’s one of the reasons why it took so long to even finish this stupid show because I couldn’t deal with her at all.

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Link to Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Blade

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Princess 69 OVA(Oct 25, 2002 – Aug 22, 2003), Shintaisou (Kari) The Animation: Yousei-tachi no Rondo, Rhythmic Gymnastics
Director: Teruaki Murakami
Hentai, Erotica,
Key Words: Mature, Sex, School Life, Bondage, Rape,
Studio:Orada Company Licensed American Publisher:Media Blasters

Episodes: 4

Interested in the erotic potential of Gymnastics of Darkness, Tomomi ‘helps’ Nikusuke pick unwilling girls to train in this exotic and sexual pleasure of training.


My Thoughts: Well, just as the name implies… this is a damned Hentai. And you know what? It’s pretty much just as you would believe a hentai would be, bad animation, bad dubbing, and bad scripts. It’s pretty much only made for someone wacking themselves off or for those dark perverts who want this stuff. And while it has its moments where even I could say I got a little interested in what was happening on the screen, this does not get the best grades when you get right down to the reviewing part of the talk.

We start out with this loser character named Nikusuke, who is an overweight middle age man. He’s fat, rather ugly and gross looking. It’s not my fault when I am describing him, that’s really how he looks. Anyway, he’s a loser who lives in a small apartment and ends up somehow getting a job as a P.E. Teacher at what I believe is an all girls school. You want to know why I think it’s an all girl’s school. Not because it was actually said, but because they showed nothing but female students throughout the whole show. He is always watching the girls, looking at them with perverted eyes and yet is pretty much the stepping stone for the rich bitch of a girl who got him the job.

Then the only other character that seems to have any depth in there character (And I use that in the loosest term) is the girl named Tomomi. Remember the rich bitch that I was talking about a little bit ago? That’s the girl. She, for some stupid reason, seems to only want to have her only friends to get raped so hard core by this perverted guy. There was also not really any type of Gymnastic stuff to it except for the fact they used Gymnastic items in the sex they did. This might as well been called Rhythmic Bondage and actually not even Rhythmic. Nothing you say would make me think other wise too so don’t try to prove me wrong.

The animation was really bad, consisting of looping animations and simplistic backgrounds for anything that actually moved. It made me want to gag when they got to the sex portions, especially when they showed the guy. It was bland, and lacked in any type of outstanding animation.

The dub was what you would expect as well, making me laugh at how stupid they sounded. All the girls seemed to love to call out the guys name twice in one sentence. It seemed like it because they couldn’t not say his name for 5 seconds. And that was the same with Tomomi’s name as well. My ears felt like they were bleeding with many of the voices and I think the only one that worked was Nikusuke’s because it was perfect for the most perverted person ever.

If you want something to wack off and you don’t care if it has some really gross out images, go ahead and watch it… if you want something that actually makes sense or has good graphics, then go find something else.

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Please Rape Me OVA (Apr 27, 2012 – Aug 31, 2012), ,
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Hentai, Erotica,
Key Words: Adult, Mature, Sex, Rape,
Studio:Collaboration Works Licensed American Publisher:

Episodes: 2

Hosaka Ippei is a normal guy working at a rental video store. As normal as this guy is, it’s not surprising that he would have a large collection of erotic manga and hentai at home from working at this shop. What isn’t all that normal is that they are all of the rape variety and his long term goal is to actually rape a woman.
One day, while on his way home, he goes through the park and stumbles onto a cute little sleeping Lolita wearing unorthodox clothing. He tries to rape her but ends up ejaculating in front of her as she wakes. As punishment, she forces him to let her live with him and soon tries to help him rape his high school crush.


My Thoughts: I never thought I was going to get a review request from a friend… although I should have seen it coming from an ex-troll of a guy. When I first heard about the story line, my thoughts were to throw my computer out the window and call my reviewing quits because of how stupid this sounded. Really, the idea of a guy actually having a long term goal to rape a girl is a pretty stupid goal in my mind. Now this ‘friend’ of mine (should I call him ex-friend now?) kept telling me the anime had a deep story, a rather good one; and for some reason I thought I would give it a chance. Now keep in mind, I am a girl here with this review and so even just the concept of being raped myself makes me want to kill something. In all confession, when a storyline is done right and it has rape in it, it doesn’t bother me a lot since I have role played (in text format, get your mind out of the gutter) it a bit with people I know, but still… when you go into something wanting to review it, you try to push preferences out the door. So let’s get on with the main part of this review, shall we?

The main concept of this show is that this guy just wants to rape girls and he ends up trying to pick between two girls to rape, one being his high school sweetheart. Then we also have the cute little Lolita who he wants to fuck as well though I think that’s more along the lines of spite rather then any actual reason for it. I keep calling her Lolita but really she is just a woman with the face of a kid and a body that is much more mature with normal shaped breasts.

The artwork is rather alright, actually a bit higher on the chart of hentai then some of the others I have seen. The art is crisp, the movements are fluid, and the character designs are actually interesting and very proportional for the most part. The problem I had was if it was a hentai, why are they pixelating a lot of the stuff? I mean, you would think that they wouldn’t do that when they are actually trying to show sex, right? And even while they are pixelating that ‘item’, they will add little faces and arms to it that weren’t pixilated. There are also times that they pixelate something that isn’t anything sexual, just looks a little phallic. In fact, they pixelate a treat that is meant for kids.

The ending music was not that bad actually, sounding rather low key and nice but it was the only music I could actually hear. The rest was rather good sounding voices when they talked but the sexual parts were bland. I watched the sub and so when reading it, it was pretty much what you would expect, a lot of sexual lingo and perverted speaking. The script sounds deep when the characters talk but the words they are saying are anything but deep.

It’s a good one for getting off and but if your looking for story, good luck with that. This one is just another normal hentai with no story. I still hope to find a rather sweet story that does not involve the guy fucking the girl every 5 seconds.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (Jan 6, 2011 – Apr 21, 2011)
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Dark Fantasy, Magical Girl, Tragedy,
Key Words: Metafiction, Magical Girl,
Studio: Shaft Licensed American Publisher: Aniplex of America, Madman Entertainment, Manga Entertainment

Episodes: 12

Madoka Kaname is a happy normal girl living with a loving family, good friends, and pretty much a perfect life. One day she wakes up to find that she has been given a very rare chance to get one special wish granted and then become a magical girl. The question lies, what is the one wish that she wants more then anything?


My Thoughts: This is not a child’s magical girl show like Sailor Moon. It is extremely dark and asked questions that may just make you feel very small in the world. Seriously, this show depressed me slightly with its sort of morbid idea of what a magical girl does. We follow a young girl who is given a rather rare chance to make one wish come true but in doing so, she must become a magical girl and fight evil known as witches. A no brainier right? Who wouldn’t want to be a hero and get their wish granted at the same time? But like all good things in real life, there is a price that has to be paid. Sadly, to tell you would ruin the whole mystery behind the show and so it leaves me at a loss, how do you review a show that you can say very little about without spoiling anything?

I will try to do as best I can without losing the mystery. We will start out speaking about the characters. Madoka Kaname is well… she was boring to me at first. A girl who was the typical cute and moe anime girl who had nothing bad going for her. Hell, at times I even thought this show was going to just be about how even more perfect she could become but I was soon mistaken as not only the story went down a dark path but also the imagery. She and her friend soon find themselves following magical girl after magical girl and their own takes on what it means to be a hero as well as what they wished for. Her friend had already picked her wish, so what would a girl who is so happy want? That was what kept me going, wanting to know more and more about what was going on. After a bit, it felt like they were just pulling me around.

The imagery is slightly troubling, sometimes rather clean and perfect and then other times it looks like puppetry. I’m not saying it’s bad, far from it in fact. The artwork is stunning but there are times like for the witches where the characters feel like they are paper puppets moving. Anything in the witch’s world is also this sort of puppet style with odd squiggles and designs drawn on them. The colors normally look like they are dark and settle. When you are outside the witch’s world, the show actually feels very minimalist and clean lined. It’s very futuristic with bright, almost blinding, lights and pastel colors. Surprisingly for Shinbo’s work, there is not all that much of the little girl naked images that we know from him so that was a bit of a plus for me. There was some but not much.

The dub voices are another matter though. Many of the voices just feel they don’t work. Madoka’s was just annoying at times because of her sweet and innocent voice that was so high pitched. Some of the other voices seemed a little to childish but then again, they are middle school so I guess it’s alright. In the end, the sounds were what brought everything all together.

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Link to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puella_Magi_Madoka_Magica

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