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X-Men 2011

its better than the blade anime
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Heroman

It was a little cliche but it was better than I thought, not sure if I would recommend it though. Not that it was bad, I just don't think many people would like it.
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Hyouka

Comment / Review: It's a slice-of-life, and a pretty slow one at that. The plot-driver in the show are the various mysteries (minor or major) that seem to find their way to the 4 main characters of the show. The show then parallels these mysteries with the main characters exploring the mysteries of each other's personality (isn't that nice? lol).

Ehm, it wasn't honestly my favorite show. As I said before, it's pretty slow, and I had to generate my own interest in it before watching the next episode a couple of times. The main problem, I think, is with the mysteries themselves. It's the only real problem the show has, but since the mysteries are the plot-driver, it's a big deal. The major mysteries of the show are essentially impossible to solve. The show makes a point to explain that the only one who can solve them is the main character, and how this immense talent alienates him from his friends. This makes for interesting character development, but not for an interesting anything else in a couple of cases. You can argue that the pacing of the show was bad, but really the story was just a bit boring from time to time.

Once you reach the halfway point (the festival arc), the show gets a whole lot better. You're more attached to the characters, the art is a bit livelier, and the way the mystery is solved is much more adventurous than before (the characters don't just sit around and discuss). This is where Hyouka becomes the show it was trying to be the whole time. So it's much more interesting, it's a bit thought-provoking, and you can feel the emotion behind what the characters all do. But, again, it's too slow-moving for my tastes. I liked it, but I didn't love it.

Of course, this is all just me. Some thought it was worse, some thought it was the best anime of 2012. Bonus: the music was really good, and I really liked the body animation.

Rating: 8.5/10

Recommended: Only if slice-of-life is your thing.
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Convoluted storyline and plot holes. Pacing goes out the window in last few episodes.
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Finished Blast of Tempest about a hour ago, it was pretty good i liked the characters in it. 8.5/10
Posted 6/5/13

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Hyouka

Comment / Review: It's a slice-of-life, and a pretty slow one at that. The plot-driver in the show are the various mysteries (minor or major) that seem to find their way to the 4 main characters of the show. The show then parallels these mysteries with the main characters exploring the mysteries of each other's personality (isn't that nice? lol).

Ehm, it wasn't honestly my favorite show. As I said before, it's pretty slow, and I had to generate my own interest in it before watching the next episode a couple of times. The main problem, I think, is with the mysteries themselves. It's the only real problem the show has, but since the mysteries are the plot-driver, it's a big deal. The major mysteries of the show are essentially impossible to solve. The show makes a point to explain that the only one who can solve them is the main character, and how this immense talent alienates him from his friends. This makes for interesting character development, but not for an interesting anything else in a couple of cases. You can argue that the pacing of the show was bad, but really the story was just a bit boring from time to time.

Once you reach the halfway point (the festival arc), the show gets a whole lot better. You're more attached to the characters, the art is a bit livelier, and the way the mystery is solved is much more adventurous than before (the characters don't just sit around and discuss). This is where Hyouka becomes the show it was trying to be the whole time. So it's much more interesting, it's a bit thought-provoking, and you can feel the emotion behind what the characters all do. But, again, it's too slow-moving for my tastes. I liked it, but I didn't love it.

Of course, this is all just me. Some thought it was worse, some thought it was the best anime of 2012. Bonus: the music was really good, and I really liked the body animation.

Rating: 8.5/10

Recommended: Only if slice-of-life is your thing.


^ Like the review. I LOVED Hyouka but at the same time I think I mostly just loved the characters and not the anime itself. There were some really cool parts in there though, but like you said I kinda just 'pushed' through a couple episodes.
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Comment- It is action in every episode. This anime is very heart warming and makes you feel all kinds of emotions. It has an excellent character development for each of the 5 main characters. The music is phenomenal, you'll love every moment of it.

Rating- 9 out of 10

Recommended- Yes, I would definitely recommend this.
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Glad someone bumped this thread, I was looking for it. I've finished a couple in the last two weeks.

Another:

Comment / Review: This is a 12 episode series with a great first half and a pretty cliche conclusion. It had some interesting social commentary early on that wasn't capitalized on as it progressed, so ultimately you watch it for the characters (and to see which ones die and how, which I thought was ultimately more boring than it sounds after awhile). There were some good scenes, but I thought most of them were during the first half. I didn't particularly like the second.

Rating: 6 out of 10 (+2 if you like the genre).
Recommended: Yes if you like anime horror; otherwise don't bother, really.



Canaan:

Comment / Review: This is a 12 episode series by P.A. Works that takes a borderline cliche international detective story and elevates it with extremely high production values into something both visually and narratively artistic.

The cinematography was pretty amazing; whoever was in charge of Canaan knew how to set a stage and make the camera movements draw you in. There were several scenes where I just cocked my head and realized I'd never seen an anime use camera angles this well before. As for the story, it's about a small cast of characters who become closely bound by events involving a pathogen called the Au Virus and the actions of a terrorist organization called The Snakes.

Ultimately one of the best things about Canaan is that each character had a completely legit character arc. Not just Canaan and her friend Maria, but pretty much every single member of the main cast was cared for. It was flabbergasting.

Rating: 8 out of 10 (-2 if humor inserts annoy you).
Recommended: Yes; it was soothing to see something executed so well.



Code Geass:

Comment / Review: This is a 50 episode shounen series that many people love and I love to hate. But that's mostly because I found the protagonist distasteful and had overtly high expectations because it's often compared to Death Note.

Without giving away too many spoilers, Lelouch Lamperouge is a high school student who wants to overthrow the Britannian Empire which has conquered most of the world including Japan. And in the first episode he meets a mysterious girl and gains a power called geass, which allows him to dominate the minds of others. It's a high-strung shounen with a lot of narrative elements that can engage a pretty wide audience of people at at least one level or another.

While I personally disliked most of this series quite a bit, the ending is fairly one of the best in anime.

Rating: 6 out of 10 (±4 for the effects of fandom).
Recommended: Yes, just realize it's a cliche shounen and not a Death Note.



Death Note:

Comment / Review: My notes from this series look like a recording of a chess match more than the outline of a narrative. I'm not sure I've seen anything else that has dared to be this damned intelligent; it stands out a lot.

This is a 37 episode seinen series about a genius high school student named Light Yagami who obtains a shinigami's power to kill anyone anywhere so long as he can picture their face while writing their name in the Death Note. He soon comes to use this power to purge the human race of those he finds objectionable to the world order, which quickly draws him into a high-stakes and devious conflict with an anonymous international investigator known only as L.

There's a certain polarizing event at the end of the first season, but to anyone else who dropped the show at that point I'd suggest eventually getting back to it since the second season is pretty decent and I thought the end was worth it.

Rating: 8 out of 10 (±1 if you liked or disliked the second season).
Recommended: Yes. Then read the last four manga chapters for an alternative ending and epilogue.



Garden of Sinners:

Comment / Review: This might sound strange, but it's amazing to see an anime where everyone has individual teeth in their heads. This is a Type-Moon/Ufotable production, so it'll look familiar to people who've seen Fate/Zero.

This is a series of 7 movies (and an epilogue) about a special relationship between two people: Mikiya Kokutou and Shiki Ryougi. Shiki is abnormal due to a mystical heritage, and Mikiya is her tether to reality. Shiki is torn between her murderous instincts and human desires as she works with Kokutou and the magus Touko Aozaki. Together these three make up the Garan no Do agency, and investigate magical incidents involving a mysterious concept called The Origin.

Some reservations held this back from a perfect 10, and in the end I felt a little deflated that they didn't do more with the premise they'd created, but it's still an extremely good series about coming to know yourself after childhood.

The music was also really amazing, I can't end without mentioning that.

Rating: 9 out of 10 (-2 if you're not into complex narratives).
Recommended: Yes, but you have to pay attention; it's one big non-chronological jigsaw puzzle.

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Humanity Has Declined

Comment / Review: Humanity Has Declined is a weird little social satire comedy that takes place in a distant (hopefully) future where the title of Earth's top species has been taken over by fairies, and humanity is in a state of decline. Basically, you follow the unnamed heroine (you can call her Watashi or Mediator) around on her various jobs as the mediator between humans (who are now kind of dumb) and the fairies (and where there's more of them, the stranger things get).

The show has a nice colorful backdrop and original comedy to serve as its medium to sort of explain why the human condition was bound to put them in decline in the first place. So, at its heart, the show is kind of dark. I don't really agree with it's message, and it honestly sounds like the exact show I wouldn't want to watch for that reason, but I heard good things about it from others, and they were right. The show is really well done.

To give a proper review, I feel like I would have to give a critique if its themes and whatnot. I dun really wanna do that. All you need to know is that it's good. The comedy is done right, the art and direction in general is executed nicely, the music for the whole show is awesome. Arguably the best aspect of the show is the main character. Watashi is prime waifu material. She's really honest and snarky, and I've even learned a bit about myself from watching her interact with all of the show's resident weirdos. Other characters help drive the show along really nicely, like the hot-blooded robot, the scheming headless chicken, and Y. Anyway, the show has its sweet and it's bitter moments, but it's all a joy to watch honestly. I certainly don't regret picking it up. Even if it left me feeling a bit empty inside lol

EDIT: Changed my mind. I'll say a bit about what I didn't like about the show. All of the various skits and mini-arcs in the show relate to different aspects of human nature and indirectly to how they were the cause of their own decline. After 12 episodes, I think it finally started to rub me the wrong way. I just don't like the implications of a mini economic bubble being caused by the revival of the yaoi doujin industry, and various other bits here and there like that, which get pretty heavy during the end. And here are a few bits like, "Religion was invented? Well, you learn something new everyday," that wear against my Southern sensibilities. But I think it would get more personal the more I complained about it, so we'll just leave it at that.

Rating: 9/10

Recommended: Yes

Also, I've put Kara no Kyoukai and Canaan on my list now thanks to Insomnist. There's no time I tell ye.
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Name: Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!
Review: Not too bad. Not the best anime I've seen either, not too deep of a story and some details were left out. The girls are pretty cute though and it has some pretty funny moments.
Rating: 7/10
Recommendation: Not entirely, unless you're interested in some funny moments and cute girls then by all means.
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The Unlimited Hyobu Kyousuke

One of the better shows of the winter season. It kind of fell apart at the ending, as anime adaptations of on-going manga tend to do, and here it was particularly irritating because I didn't feel like it led up to anything. It sort of sat in a holding pattern (a really fun holding pattern, mind you) for eight episodes and then had a climax. I'm not sure what was missing, exactly. A big final battle? More character development?

Still, I feel like I'm bashing it a bit more than it deserves. Kyousuke is particularly fun to watch in action, being slightly reminiscent of Lelouch from Code Geass.

Rating: C+/10 (screw ratings)
Recommendation: Why the hell not?
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Itazura na Kiss
Very good romance that goes farther then just confess on the last episode.
9/10
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Just Finished Sora No Otoshimono \^_^/. Highly Recommend This Anime. Has a Little Bit Of Everything In It!. Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, And Definitely Comedy!. I ABSOLUTELY Fell In Love With The Characters In This Show. Very Memorable!. If There Was Any Anime I Wished I Could Live In, This Would Definitely Be One Of Them!. My Rating 10/10
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Insomnist wrote:

Glad someone bumped this thread, I was looking for it. I've finished a couple in the last two weeks.

Another:

Comment / Review: This is a 12 episode series with a great first half and a pretty cliche conclusion. It had some interesting social commentary early on that wasn't capitalized on as it progressed, so ultimately you watch it for the characters (and to see which ones die and how, which I thought was ultimately more boring than it sounds after awhile). There were some good scenes, but I thought most of them were during the first half. I didn't particularly like the second.

Rating: 6 out of 10 (+2 if you like the genre).
Recommended: Yes if you like anime horror; otherwise don't bother, really.



Canaan:

Comment / Review: This is a 12 episode series by P.A. Works that takes a borderline cliche international detective story and elevates it with extremely high production values into something both visually and narratively artistic.

The cinematography was pretty amazing; whoever was in charge of Canaan knew how to set a stage and make the camera movements draw you in. There were several scenes where I just cocked my head and realized I'd never seen an anime use camera angles this well before. As for the story, it's about a small cast of characters who become closely bound by events involving a pathogen called the Au Virus and the actions of a terrorist organization called The Snakes.

Ultimately one of the best things about Canaan is that each character had a completely legit character arc. Not just Canaan and her friend Maria, but pretty much every single member of the main cast was cared for. It was flabbergasting.

Rating: 8 out of 10 (-2 if humor inserts annoy you).
Recommended: Yes; it was soothing to see something executed so well.



Code Geass:

Comment / Review: This is a 50 episode shounen series that many people love and I love to hate. But that's mostly because I found the protagonist distasteful and had overtly high expectations because it's often compared to Death Note.

Without giving away too many spoilers, Lelouch Lamperouge is a high school student who wants to overthrow the Britannian Empire which has conquered most of the world including Japan. And in the first episode he meets a mysterious girl and gains a power called geass, which allows him to dominate the minds of others. It's a high-strung shounen with a lot of narrative elements that can engage a pretty wide audience of people at at least one level or another.

While I personally disliked most of this series quite a bit, the ending is fairly one of the best in anime.

Rating: 6 out of 10 (±4 for the effects of fandom).
Recommended: Yes, just realize it's a cliche shounen and not a Death Note.



Death Note:

Comment / Review: My notes from this series look like a recording of a chess match more than the outline of a narrative. I'm not sure I've seen anything else that has dared to be this damned intelligent; it stands out a lot.

This is a 37 episode seinen series about a genius high school student named Light Yagami who obtains a shinigami's power to kill anyone anywhere so long as he can picture their face while writing their name in the Death Note. He soon comes to use this power to purge the human race of those he finds objectionable to the world order, which quickly draws him into a high-stakes and devious conflict with an anonymous international investigator known only as L.

There's a certain polarizing event at the end of the first season, but to anyone else who dropped the show at that point I'd suggest eventually getting back to it since the second season is pretty decent and I thought the end was worth it.

Rating: 8 out of 10 (±1 if you liked or disliked the second season).
Recommended: Yes. Then read the last four manga chapters for an alternative ending and epilogue.



Garden of Sinners:

Comment / Review: This might sound strange, but it's amazing to see an anime where everyone has individual teeth in their heads. This is a Type-Moon/Ufotable production, so it'll look familiar to people who've seen Fate/Zero.

This is a series of 7 movies (and an epilogue) about a special relationship between two people: Mikiya Kokutou and Shiki Ryougi. Shiki is abnormal due to a mystical heritage, and Mikiya is her tether to reality. Shiki is torn between her murderous instincts and human desires as she works with Kokutou and the magus Touko Aozaki. Together these three make up the Garan no Do agency, and investigate magical incidents involving a mysterious concept called The Origin.

Some reservations held this back from a perfect 10, and in the end I felt a little deflated that they didn't do more with the premise they'd created, but it's still an extremely good series about coming to know yourself after childhood.

The music was also really amazing, I can't end without mentioning that.

Rating: 9 out of 10 (-2 if you're not into complex narratives).
Recommended: Yes, but you have to pay attention; it's one big non-chronological jigsaw puzzle.



Pretty solid reviews, since you've done some popular ones it's really tough to talk about some of them objectively. Kara No Kyoukai was the series that made me want to watch Fate and Tsukihime and since then Kinoko Nasu has become one of my favorite writers.

I've been in rewatch mode for a few months now since nothing this season has really piqued my interest.

Last thing I've watched for the first time to completion was [C] Control the Money of Soul and Possibility.

Overview: Kimimaro is a full time collage student struggling to keep his head above financial water when one day he's been invited to the financial district to make big money and turn his life around. However; in order to do this he has to put his future up as collateral to get started and has to fight other entrepreneurs in weekly deals.

Comments: This is a tournament style 11 episode series with an interesting concept that going broke can cause more than just financial ruin.

Rating: 7/10
Recommended: Yes, it's entertaining to watch. Some interesting concepts, some of the dialogue is esoteric if you've never taken classes in economics. Character development is somewhat lackluster but still a good watch in you're spare time.

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Gantz 8/10
OH DAMN, twisted :P
But damn what a great anime.
A lot of blood, a lot of horrible things happen in it.
NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED!
Great op.
Sad.
Lots of hot girls in it Nice fanservice, not excessive like today's anime.

HUGE SPOILER (Final ep)
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