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Upcoming Review Schedule:
October 31st - NANA
November 14th - Lupin III: Episode 0 First Contact
Beyond - Carnival Phantasm, Bamboo Blade, and/or Kill la Kill

About This Page:

I write anime reviews, movie reviews, and some occasional jumbled thoughts, usually about stuff pertinent to me exclusively. If that doesn't interest you, then I'm afraid I'm not writing anything you'll want to read. But hey, I won't stop you.

About Me:
I went to college for English, I love anime, I love movies, and I love metal and pop. That's really all there is to know about me.

Top 10 Anime Series:
1. Slayers/Slayers NEXT
2. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
3. Fate/Zero
4. Fantastic Children
5. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
6. Now and Then, Here and There
7. Monster
8. CLANNAD ~After Story~
9. Gungrave
10. Berserk
Runner Ups:
Hajime no Ippo
Azumanga Daioh
Cowboy Bebop
Chihayafuru
Fruits Basket

Top 10 Video Games:
1. Persona 4 Golden (PSVita)
2. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
3. Final Fantasy IX (PS1)
4. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)
5. God of War II (PS2)
6. Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
7. Crash Bandicoot: Warped (PS1)
8. Pokémon Silver/SoulSilver (GBC/DS)
9. Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
10. Mass Effect/Mass Effect 2 (PC)
Runner Ups:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
SMITE (PC)
Team Fortress 2 (PC)
Bravely Default (3DS)
Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

Top 10 Films:
1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
3. Millennium Actress
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
5. Airplane!
6. Beauty and the Beast
7. Back to the Future
8. The Prince of Egypt
9. Toy Story/Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3
10. Clerks
Runner Ups:
Forrest Gump
Life of Pi
Office Space
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro

Review Ratings List
Posted below are the scores given to the various anime and movies that I've reviewed, just in case you want a bite-sized look at the scores I've given. Do remember that these are very subjective and I'm not an authority in anything. And now, in alphabetical order...

5 Centimeters Per Second (9.5/10) - Film

AnoHana (9/10) - TV Series
Astro Fighter Sunred (9/10) - TV Series
Azumanga Daioh (9/10) - TV Series

Baccano! (9/10) - TV Series
Berserk (9/10) - TV Series
Berserk Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King (2.5/10) - Film
Berserk Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (6.5/10) - Film
Berserk Golden Age Arc III - Descent (7.5/10) - Film
Black Lagoon (9/10) - TV Series
Bunny Drop (9/10) - TV Series

Castle in the Sky (10/10) - Film
Chihayafuru (9.5/10) - TV Series
Chihayafuru 2 (8.5/10) - TV Series
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (10/10) - Film
Clannad (8.5/10) - TV Series
Clannad ~After Story~ (9/10) - TV Series
Clannad: The Motion Picture (6.5/10) - Film
Cowboy Bebop (9.5/10) - TV Series
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (9.5/10) - Film

Death Note (8.5/10) - TV Series
Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, The (9.5/10) - Film

End of Evangelion, The (5.5/10) - Film
Excel Saga (6.5/10) - TV Series

Fantastic Children (9.5/10) - TV Series
Fate/Stay Night (3/10) - TV Series
Fate/Stay Night ~Unlimited Blade Works~ (8/10) - Film
Fate/Zero (9.5/10) - TV Series
FLCL (8.5/10) - OVA Series
Fruits Basket (9.5/10) - TV Series
Full Moon wo Sagashite (7.5/10) - TV Series
Fullmetal Alchemist (7.5/10) - TV Series
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (9.5/10) - TV Series

Garden of Words, The (9/10) - Film
Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The (9/10) - Film
Great Teacher Onizuka (8/10) - TV Series
Gungrave (9.5/10) - TV Series
Gurren Lagann (9.5/10) - TV Series
Gurren Lagann the Movie: Childhood's End (4.5/10) - Film
Gurren Lagann the Movie: The Lights in the Sky are Stars (5/10) - Film

Haibane Renmei (8.5/10) - TV Series
Hajime no Ippo (9.5/10) - TV Series
Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road (8/10) - Film
Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (4.5/10) - TV Series
Hajime no Ippo: Rising (8.5/10) - TV Series
His and Her Circumstances (7/10) - TV Series
Homeward Bound (9.5/10) - Film

Junkers Come Here (9.5/10) - Film

Kara no Kyoukai (8/10) - Film Series
Kino's Journey(9.5/10) - TV Series

Last Exile (7/10) - TV Series
Life of Pi (10/10) - Film
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (10/10) - Film

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The (8.5/10) - TV Series
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya S2, The (3.5/10) - TV Series
Midori Days (8.5/10) - TV Series
Millennium Actress (10/10) - Film
Monster (10/10) - TV Series

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (7.5/10) - TV Series
Neon Genesis Evangelion (6/10) - TV Series
Noir (4.5/10) - TV Series
Now and Then, Here and There (10/10) - TV Series

On Your Mark (10/10) - Music Video
Outlaw Star (6.5/10) - TV Series

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt (8.5/10) - TV Series
Persona 4 - The Animation (5/10) - TV Series
Place Promised in Our Early Days, The (7/10) - Film
Planetes (7/10) - TV Series
Plastic Little (4.5/10) - OVA Series
Princess Mononoke (9/10) - Film
Princess Nine (9/10) - TV Series
Princess Tutu (9/10) - TV Series
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (9/10) - TV Series
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (9/10) - Film
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal (9/10) - Film
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 3: Rebellion (7/10) - Film

RahXephon (6/10) - TV Series
Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (9/10) - Film
Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance (9.5/10) - Film
Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo (6.5/10) - Film
Record of Lodoss War (8/10) - OVA Series
Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight (8/10) - TV Series
Redline (7/10) - Film
Requiem for the Phantom (7.5/10) - TV Series

Seraphim Call (8/10) - TV Series
Shawshank Redemption, The (10/10) - Film
She and Her Cat (9/10) - Film
Slayers (8/10) - TV Series
Slayers NEXT (8/10) - TV Series
Slayers Revolution-R (6.5/10) - TV Series
Slayers TRY (5/10) - TV Series
Steins;Gate (8.5/10) - TV Series
Summer Wars (7.5/10) - Film
Sumomomo Momomo (4/10) - TV Series

Tiger & Bunny (8.5/10) - TV Series
Tokyo Godfathers (8.5/10) - Film
Trigun (7.5/10) - TV Series
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (8.5/10) - Film

Vision of Escaflowne, The (8/10) - TV Series
Vision of Escaflowne, The - A Girl in Gaea (3.5/10) - Film
Voices of a Distant Star (9.5/10) - Film

Wolf Children Ame and Yuki (8.5/10) - Film
Wolf's Rain (6.5/10) - TV Series

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  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Plastic Little

    7 days ago

    One of the better titles in the early 90s OVA wasteland, Plastic Little boasts great animation and fast-paced action, but very little else.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Kino's Journey

    4 weeks ago

    It may not be the most spectacular visual marvel in town, but when it comes to good writing and expert storytelling, Kino's Journey has very little competition.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Wolf Children Ame and Yuki

    6 weeks ago

    It's not perfect by any means, but Wolf Children's vibrant visuals and heartwarming, almost fairytale-like story are more than enough to warrant recommendation.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight

    8 weeks ago

    While its constant retconning of the OVA can be frustrating to follow, Chronicles' focus on its many interesting characters proves to be its greatest virtue.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Record of Lodoss War

    2 months ago

    It is a bit spotty and cliché, but Record of Lodoss War is a worthy fantasy anime that reminds us old-school fans why we came to love the medium to begin with.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

    2 months ago

    It doesn't add anything new, but Cowboy Bebop: The Movie delivers an exciting and surprisingly thoughtful story paired with great music and top-notch animation.

  • 6

    Anime Reviews: Outlaw Star

    2 months ago

    Outlaw Star is a fast and furious ride well-suited for newcomers to anime, but its age is showing and its thin story is stretched far longer than necessary.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Kara no Kyoukai

    2 weeks ago

    The obfuscated themes and distant characters make it nigh-impossible to be drawn in, but Kara no Kyoukai's aesthetics and story make it well worth the effort.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Clannad: The Motion Picture

    2 months ago

    While not the best adaptation, Clannad: The Motion Picture still boasts some nice visuals and carries enough dramatic weight to at least merit a viewing or two.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Hajime no Ippo: Rising

    2 months ago

    Though it was made by the team who inflicted New Challenger upon us, Rising proves that lessons were learned and that the franchise has returned to greatness.

  • 0

    Unfinished Business: Chihayafuru 2

    7 months ago

    Although it is little more than a standard filler episode, this OVA proves its worth with consistent comedy and all the fixings that made the series a success.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: The Garden of Words

    2 months ago

    While not the perfection his previous film was, The Garden of Words further proves that Makoto Shinkai is not even close to running out of his creative steam.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Children Who Chase Lost Voices

    2 months ago

    Deciding to go a somewhat different direction, Makoto Shinkai proves he's more than capable of making an enthralling and exciting fantasy adventure film.

  • 3

    Anime Reviews: 5 Centimeters Per Second

    2 months ago

    Considered by many to be Makoto Shinkai's magnum opus, 5 Centimeters Per Second is a visually stunning film that is both beautiful and deeply sorrowful.

  • 2

    Anime Reviews: The Place Promised in Our Early Days

    2 months ago

    Makoto Shinkai's first foray into feature-length films is a rocky one, as Place Promised delivers a powerful and poignant story in a poorly-established setting.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: She and Her Cat

    2 months ago

    Immensely profound and emotionally resonant, She and Her Cat suffers only from very minimalistic animation as a side-effect of being one man's pet project.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 3: Rebellion

    2 months ago

    Wondrous to behold, difficult to digest, Rebellion is an unpredictable and divisive film that requires as much effort to watch and enjoy as it took to make.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal

    2 months ago

    Continuing the example set forth by its predecessor, Eternal finishes off the recap material with just as much emotion and impact as the original series.

  • 3

    Anime Reviews: Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings

    2 months ago

    While it contains absolutely nothing new, Beginnings delivers its familiar narrative in a manner comparable to--or even surpassing--its original TV counterpart.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Tokyo Godfathers

    2 months ago

    The third time's a charm for Satoshi Kon, as Tokyo Godfathers tells a gripping story with unlikely likable characters, though it relies too much on coincidence.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Junkers Come Here

    2 months ago

    Beautifully intimate and deeply emotional, Junkers Come Here is a powerful and immersive film perfect for any audience, even if you're not an anime fan.

  • 0

    Unfinished Business: Persona 4 - The Animation (Again)

    3 months ago

    While the idea of a recap for the Persona 4 anime is welcome, adding nothing new and only reusing footage is not how you go about it.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Fate/Stay Night ~Unlimited Blade Works~

    2 months ago

    Placing a greater emphasis on action, Unlimited Blade Works bests its predecessor with vibrant visuals and an intense story, even if it does rush itself.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Berserk Golden Age Arc III - Descent

    2 months ago

    With improved visuals, tighter writing, and perfect handling of the Eclipse arc, Descent is the first solid entry in the trilogy, and hopefully not the last.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Chihayafuru 2

    2 months ago

    This logical and seamless continuation of Chihayafuru gives us more of what kept us enthralled in the first season, though its touch has weakened somewhat.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Chihayafuru

    2 months ago

    While it revolves around an esoteric sport, Chihayafuru proves that sports anime are at their best when relatable, well-written characters are the chief focus.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: The Vision of Escaflowne - A Girl in Gaea

    2 months ago

    Bearing no resemblance to its source material, this film version of Escaflowne squanders its hefty budget with inconsequential action and undercooked writing.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: The Vision of Escaflowne

    2 months ago

    Though long-time anime fans will see exactly where it's going, Escaflowne overcomes its predictability with strong aesthetics and an epic scope.

  • 8

    Anime Reviews: Princess Mononoke

    2 months ago

    While far from my favorite Ghibli film, Princess Mononoke boasts flawless animation and presents an environmental message that isn't purely black-and-white.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Castle in the Sky

    2 months ago

    With its ambitious storyline, memorable characters, and visual perfection, Castle in the Sky sets the gold standard as Studio Ghibli's first official film.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Gurren Lagann the Movie: The Lights in the Sky are Stars

    2 months ago

    Though more competent than its predecessor, The Lights in the Sky are Stars still fails to adequately develop its cast and tell its story properly.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Gurren Lagann the Movie: Childhood's End

    2 months ago

    While it retains the first half of the series' best moments, Childhood's End is ultimately a lazy cash-in that offers too little new material to be worthwhile.

  • 3

    Anime Reviews: Millennium Actress

    2 months ago

    Standing tall as Satoshi Kon's magnum opus, Millennium Actress features great animation, three-dimensional characters, and a beautifully bittersweet story.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo

    2 months ago

    Rebuild 3.0 sports the usual flawless aesthetics while making some extremely bold decisions in its story, but its ambition ultimately becomes its own undoing.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Trigun: Badlands Rumble

    2 months ago

    Backed by a tremendously beefy budget, Badlands Rumble is a fun and exciting Trigun adventure, even if it doesn't add anything new to the story.

  • 2

    Anime Reviews: Trigun

    2 months ago

    Though it hasn't aged well and it does contain some terrible filler, Trigun still stands tall as one of the premier gateway series for new fans of the genre.

  • 3

    Anime Reviews: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

    2 months ago

    PSG is a riotous and stylish exercise in animated madness that strives for nothing less than to deeply offend anyone and everyone.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Summer Wars

    2 months ago

    Summer Wars is a rewarding and entertaining film with great animation and vivid characters, but the story is bogged down by way too much deus ex machina.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Fate/Stay Night

    2 months ago

    Though it serves as the inspiration for the fantastic Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night itself is brainless harem anime garbage with some entertaining action scenes.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Planetes

    2 months ago

    Though it takes strange turns and ultimately plays it way too safe, Planetes is still an interesting and rewarding anime with some great characters.

  • 2

    Anime Reviews: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

    2 months ago

    Of course it falls prey to the traps that all time-travel narratives do, but TokiKake still manages to impress with vibrant visuals and attaching characters.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Bunny Drop

    2 months ago

    Bunny Drop is a deeply heartfelt and bittersweet look at the trials and joys of being a single parent, despite its maddeningly-incomplete ending.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: On Your Mark

    2 months ago

    More than just a mere music video, On Your Mark tells an uplifting and beautiful story without needing even a single line of dialogue.

  • 4

    Anime Reviews: Fate/Zero

    2 months ago

    Intelligent, mature, and armed with an astronomical budget, Fate/Zero is a unique anime that more than deserves its reputation as the best anime of 2012.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

    2 months ago

    Exciting, intriguing, stylish, and deliciously 70s, Castle of Cagliostro is a masterpiece that marks the start of Hayao Miyazaki's legendary movie career.

  • 3

    Anime Reviews: Wolf's Rain

    2 months ago

    Though held back by inert characters and heinous recap episodes, Wolf's Rain still holds its own with beautiful presentation and an amazing, imaginative world.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Tiger & Bunny

    2 months ago

    Solid action, unique settings, gripping plot hooks, and likable heroes are a Sunrise tradition that Tiger & Bunny is more than happy to follow.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Berserk Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey

    2 months ago

    Though more competent than its predecessor, The Battle for Doldrey still features ugly 3-D animation and leaves many crucial scenes on the cutting room floor.

  • 3

    Anime Reviews: Berserk Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King

    2 months ago

    Expectations were high with this big-budget adaptation of Kentarou Miura's famous work, but only bitter disappointment awaited within.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Redline

    2 months ago

    Although it's a shameless display of style over substance, Redline is a riveting, adrenaline-fueled adventure brought to life with mind-bending animation.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Excel Saga

    2 months ago

    There is so much wrong with Excel Saga, in terms of both its quality and its mental state, but there is almost no anime out there that is sharper and funnier.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Full Moon wo Sagashite

    2 months ago

    Though it sometimes loses focus and strays into soap opera territory, Full Moon makes up for its flaws with top-tier pop music and a genuinely touching story.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Voices of a Distant Star

    2 months ago

    Beautifully written and masterfully crafted by a single man, Voices of a Distant Star proves that you don't need several hours to deliver bittersweet genius.

  • 2

    Movie Reviews: Life of Pi

    2 months ago

    Backed by top-tier 3-D technology, Ang Lee delivers the best possible adaptation that could have ever been made of a book once thought to be unfilmable.

  • 0

    Unfinished Business: Persona 4 - The Animation

    11 months ago

    Released independently as a DVD-exclusive episode, "True End" finally does the source material some justice with fresh changes and some emotional involvement.

  • 3

    Anime Reviews: Black Lagoon

    2 months ago

    Bold and unashamed of it, Black Lagoon delivers filmic action that captures both the testosterone-fueled machismo of the 80s and the gritty realism of the 90s.

  • 2

    Anime Reviews: AnoHana

    2 months ago

    Even though slice-of-life high school anime are now the subject of ridicule, AnoHana proves that there's still fire in this old and dying genre.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Gungrave

    2 months ago

    Standing proud as the greatest video game to anime adaptation, Gungrave belongs on anyone's list of the best action anime of all time.

  • 2

    Anime Reviews: RahXephon

    2 months ago

    Top-notch visuals and gorgeous music aside, RahXephon contains a handful of phenomenal episodes adrift in a sea of mediocre ones.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Haibane Renmei

    2 months ago

    Subtle and serene, Haibane Renmei is a calming and refreshing anime to behold, even if it may test your patience to its breaking point.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Requiem for the Phantom

    2 months ago

    After 8 years of failure after failure, Bee Train finally succeeds in making a solid anime, let alone one about assassins and conspiracies.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Steins;Gate

    2 months ago

    With its fun characters and unique, twisting story, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better time travel anime anywhere!

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Princess Tutu

    2 months ago

    Though you'll initially feel your manliness being robbed from you, Princess Tutu delivers spectacularly in its gorgeous visuals, sweeping orchestral score, and unpredictable story.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Astro Fighter Sunred

    2 months ago

    Simultaneously subtle and ridiculously flamboyant, Astro Fighter Sunred is a one-trick pony whose trick is delivering comedy gold.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

    2 months ago

    With its clever use of imagery and genuinely surprising twists, Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a subversive yet loving take on the magical girl genre of anime.

  • 2

    Anime Reviews: Great Teacher Onizuka

    2 months ago

    Crude, rude, and often gut-bustingly hilarious, GTO is one of those classic series that every anime fan needs to see for themselves.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: FLCL

    2 months ago

    While FLCL contains a disturbingly high amount of unadultered insanity, its many merits will at least ensure that you enjoy every ridiculous moment of it.

  • 3

    Anime Reviews: Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

    2 months ago

    Though it has its problems, Nadia is a loving homage to the works of Jules Verne and to the classic adventure anime the folks at GAINAX grew up with.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance

    2 months ago

    While there are many radical changes made to the Evangelion story, 2.22 knows when to keep iconic older scenes and when to create innovative new ones.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone

    2 months ago

    More than just a mere retelling, Rebuild of Evangelion 1.01 bridges the gap between fans old and new with a fresh take on the divisive franchise.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: The End of Evangelion

    2 months ago

    When fans clamored for a new ending to the Evangelion series, they should have been more careful with what they wished for.

  • 3

    Anime Reviews: Neon Genesis Evangelion

    2 months ago

    While Evangelion was slated to be the greatest action anime of the 90s, budget problems and cancellation relegated it to merely being a mixed bag instead.

  • 19

    Anime Reviews: Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger

    2 months ago

    New Challenger had the potential to maintain the exceedingly high quality the franchise was known for, but decided to be awful just for the change of pace.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Hajime no Ippo: Champion Road

    2 months ago

    While I, and possibly every other Ippo fan, would've preferred another season instead of a movie, Champion Road is still a treat to watch.

  • 3

    Anime Reviews: Hajime no Ippo

    2 months ago

    With the perfect blend of character development, raunchy humor, and exciting boxing action, Hajime no Ippo triumphantly reigns as the gold standard for all sports anime.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Princess Nine

    2 months ago

    With its multitude of relatable characters, Princess Nine is a surprisingly deep sports anime that has sadly been overlooked by many.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Midori Days

    2 months ago

    This anime could have very easily been nothing but raunch, but what we got instead is a sweet romance with comedy that doesn't immediately go for T&A.

  • 14

    Anime Reviews: Cowboy Bebop

    2 months ago

    With its great characters, superb music, and die-hard fanbase, Cowboy Bebop stands as one of the most beloved, and most influential, anime ever made.

  • 2

    Anime Reviews: Berserk

    2 months ago

    Though it ends on the worst note possible, Berserk still maintains its rightful place as a classic of 90s action anime.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

    2 months ago

    Boasting both tremendous visuals and an engaging alternate-universe storyline, this titanic comeback for the franchise proves there's still gold to be struck.

  • 4

    Anime Reviews: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya S2

    2 months ago

    Though it's pretty to look at and has its moments, the second season of the Haruhi franchise should probably be renamed "How to Alienate Your Fanbase 101."

  • 4

    Anime Reviews: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

    2 months ago

    Kyoto Animation's debut series, which launched an anime fandom revolution, is worth much of the praise it received.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Sumomomo Momomo

    2 months ago

    And now we present: The End Result When an Action/Comedy Attempts to Be an Action/Drama Part II: Electric Boogaloo

  • 3

    Anime Reviews: Now and Then, Here and There

    2 months ago

    Deceptive first episode aside, Now and Then, Here and There is a harrowing and powerful observation on war and how it affects the human spirit.

  • 2

    Anime Reviews: Fantastic Children

    2 months ago

    Underneath a mask of bland artwork, Fantastic Children contains an epic story that transcends all boundaries.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Clannad ~After Story~

    2 months ago

    Though it begins on the first season's B-side leftovers, ~After Story~ delivers some of the most potent drama in the entire medium.

  • 8

    Anime Reviews: Clannad

    2 months ago

    While it contains both hilarious and touching moments all throughout, Clannad serves merely as an appetizer to its sequel.

  • 1

    Anime Reviews: Baccano!

    2 months ago

    Coming across as a mix between Highlander and Goodfellas, Baccano! is an energetic and beautiful exercise in storytelling chaos.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Noir

    2 months ago

    Bee Train's debut series boasts some impressive style, but they forgot to give us any reason to care about the characters before it was too late.

  • 2

    Anime Reviews: His and Her Circumstances

    2 months ago

    Despite its infamous non-ending, His and Her Circumstances is a perfect example of the triumph of good directing over low budget.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Azumanga Daioh

    2 months ago

    This beloved high-school comedy launched a thousand clones, yet still remains the greatest of its kind.

  • 0

    Anime Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    2 months ago

    Deciding to stay closer to its source material, Brotherhood does its predecessor proud with state-of-the-art visuals and a mesmerizing story.

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