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Naruto. I'm sure most, if not all, the people who end up reading this review have seen Naruto before and those who haven't are probably put off by the pure unadulterated hatred this and the more recent Shippuuden garner. Okay, I guess "unadulterated" is a strong word but I digress.. In any case, before starting this review I want to point out that I haven't read the manga so I'm unsure as to what was or wasn't changed during the process of animating this story and I guess it's time to get the show on the road.

*Also, let it be known that the infamous "Filler Arc" is not part of this review. Naruto is the story of a group of rookie ninja from Konoha (Leaf) Village, with particular focus on our title character Naruto Uzumaki and his two friends Sakura Haruno and Sasuke Uchiha. The main characters can apparently be hit or miss, though I liked them for the most part. Sakura seems to get the most flack from my experience because, for the most part she plays the "useless female" role. In Summary: Bleach. Bleach is one of the three so-called "mainstream shonen animes"; together with Naruto and One Piece these three are immensely popular, and the topic of endless comparison among their fans set out to prove that their favorite is the best out of them. They simply refuse to exit their fanboyism to view the series in an objective light, which is a shame, because they are probably missing out on great adventures, which is the case of Bleach in many ways.

If you want my review short and good, give Bleach a try no matter what people have said, as it, despite a lot of shortcomings, presents a most interesting and enthralling universe. The concept seems pretty basic at first; there's the Soul Reapers (Shinigami), empowered souls who guide departed human souls to Soul Society, the afterlife deimension, formed after a Feudal Japan. They also fight Hollows, evil and malevolent spirits, to protect living humans and souls alike. Which is its problem. So what about the asesthetics? Naruto: Shippuuden. Gintama' Edit after episode 13: I cried big wet tears at the excellent storytelling and well placed character development. SUCH. BIG. TEARS. I was skeptical as hell for the return of the Gintama anime.

I don't really think a lot of reviews, complex and heavily-illustrated need to be written about this anime to get a feel for what it's about so let me get straight to the point: It's ridiculous over-the-top comedy, plain and simple. The scripting, the scenario, specifically the way that the anime envelops you inside - making you a returning character as well, are all ingeniously meshed together. And of course, after five years... brought to you in 16:9 format. ...With even better songs than ever (hard to believe, I know).

If you haven't seen Gintama before, I recommend checking it out, and I know 201 episodes sounds like a grueling task, but after seeing the pilot episode for the second series, I was left more than satisfied. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) Ah, school. The inescapable part of our lives where we spend minimum 12 years of our lives learning a wide array of subjects, facts, and topics that we most likely will never use the majority of in our professional lives. So, with another school anime, what kind of anime would we get from something about a bunch of middle school students? Well...how about one where the middle school students try and kill their teacher? Story (8.08/10): E class, also known as the end class in the prep school of Kunugigaoka Junior high is a place fabled in the school to be the worst class, housing the worst students in the school, grade-wise.

Here, the students of this fabled "failure" are tasked with a rather...unique task, killing this yellow octopus-like...thing who according to him, has turned the moon into a permanent crescent and this coming March, will blow up the earth as well. Oh boy...that's a situation to be in. Comedy as well is well done for AssClass as well. And then we have class E. Yes. Boruto: Naruto the Movie. Like many anime fans of my generation, I began my life as an anime fan through Cartoon Network's Toonami block, featuring shounen classics such as Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Rurouni Kenshin. However, for me personally, I was on the tail end of those shows' airtime, only catching the Majin Buu saga and reruns of the first few episodes of other shows.

I didn't come in at the beginning, so it wasn't like starting a brand new adventure, and it wasn't until around 2005 that I first got to experience the start of a brand new story, and that story, of course, was Naruto, an epic reinterpretation of ninjas combined with the superpower action/adventure style of DBZ and other shounen tropes, though of course I had no idea what shounen was at the time. Now, after over a decade of popularity in the US, and half a decade more in Japan, the last story in the Naruto-verse has finally been told. As for the rest of the cast, most of them are fairly solid.

One Punch Man. One Punch Man was recommended to me, several times, by my brother. However, something about the title of the anime and the poster, just didn't do much for me to bother reading the synopsis or even get around to actually watching it. Until today. And boy oh boy, am I glad I did. One Punch Man is an incredibly deceptive anime. Deceptive because it gives you no promises or hopes from the outset, and yet faithfully delivers upon watching it. There have been several anime with very promising story lines, great poster art work, and reviews which still ended up disappointing me tremendously. One Punch Man has a humble premise - an average bald good Samaritan with one heck of a punch. Surprisingly hassle-free premise right?

It's charm lies in its unconventional and frank story line, and if you're looking for a light hearted anime with just enough self-awareness to not pretend to be something other than what it is, then this is just the anime for you. Shingeki no Kyojin. Oh dear Shingeki no Kyojin, where do I even begin. If you've talked with your friends about anime, then the couple anime that everyone talks about are Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball, and...

Shingeki no Kyojin. What's the difference between Shingeki and the rest? Shingeki only has 25 episodes so far yet it's on par in popularity with the other super long, Americanized anime. Why is it popular? Well that's simply because it's stunningly amazing. The story is one of the most captivating stories I've ever seen. 100 years prior to the start of the anime, humanity has been on the bridge of extinction due to the monstrous humanoid Titans that devour humans. My 3-word thoughts on the anime: Epic, Dynamic, Masterpiece. Characters was another area (alongside every area) that was Shingeki's strongpoint. The art and music can be described in one word: WOW! Death Note. Lots of thinking involved, and the main character exploits a 'magical power' to try to change the world. Genius's with a special power using their brain strategising and planning. Light and Lelouch have similar ideals and try to change the world in the name of justice but acts more like the villain Two student who get a power and use it to rid the world of evil, but it slowly takes them over.

Both shows are very similar, and Light = Lelouch. both the main characters' wish is to change the world with their own hands..plus the two main characters shares almost the same attitudes...plus the flow of the story too..it's kinda the same~ Main Characters have the same kind of intentions. Both anime are like a chess game. The two opposing protagonists in each series fights for what they believe is true justice.

It's kind of like Death Note with mechs and lots of big bosomed girls. The situation is totally different, but in both the main character is very sharp and uses his brain all the time. RUN! Psycho-Pass. I feel so sorry for anybody who missed out on this anime this year because it was absolutely brilliant. Likewise, I also feel sorry for anybody who didn’t, because Urobuchi Gen ripped their hearts out. The series is set in the near future in which it is possible to instantaneously quantify a person’s state of mind, personality, and probability of committing a crime, all recorded on an individual’s “Psycho-Pass”.

When their “Crime Coefficient” index becomes too high, they are pursued and apprehended by police officers known as Inspectors, and their ‘hunting dogs’ the Enforcers; in this way, order is maintained. Unit One of the Public Safety Bureau’s division of criminal investigation, navigate the system to uphold justice in their seemingly Utopian society. Before anything else, let’s address some reasons the show received heavy criticism early on, and was subsequently written off because of it. Too slow: I understand, the series does take it’s time in the beginning. 1. 2. Elfen Lied. "Elfen Lied" has been nothing short of a phenomenon. There were no big budget promotions (like "Full Metal Alchemist" was promoted, for example), the manga wasn't exactly red hot property (like "Death Note" was, for example), but it was suddenly catapulted to fame in an incredibly short time in 2004.

It's the kind of overnight success story that films and anime have been made from. But does it deserve all this hype? The short answer is no. Only kidding - this review is the long answer, obviously :P When I first noticed "Elfen Lied" on an anime site, it was listed as horror. To be fair, my initial impressions of "Elfen Lied" were actually pretty good. ...and it's all downhill from there on.

This anime is meant to be horror, and though the horror elements are there, the pr0n elements are almost as strong, if not stronger. Now let's look at the horror aspects. To its credit, I think "Elfen Lied" has got some intriguing concepts to build on. And don't get me started on the characters... Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance) Oh, Zankyou no Terror... How much did I praise you during the early few episodes, but how could I know that you will turn out how you did. Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance or Terror in Tokyo in English) was one of my most anticipated titles of the season and I am sure I was not alone.

The show also gained a bit of a hype because of the famous Shinichiro Watanabe (Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop), who I am in all honesty no big fan of, but okay, let's get this review started. Just make sure that I will NOT be able to hide all possible spoilers, so just read this review if you have already finished the show or dropped it and don’t consider picking it up again!

The plot, or rather the premise, was what caught my attention and interest at first. How the story played out felt a bit cheap in general. Another point when the show took a huge nosedive in my opinion, was when a former “friend” of the main characters “Nine” and “Twelve” was introduced as their nemesis, called “Five”. Death Parade. Gangsta. "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Gangster. " - Henry Hill (Goodfellas) When Gangsta first rolled up onto the scene in its '64 Impala, I thought to myself- wow, this show is going to be great. It wowed us with some cool characters who weren't schoolkids, a gritty underworld type setting, and some ultraviolence not seen in a long time. Surely, this show had the makings of being the new Black Lagoon- an anime held in high esteem by many viewers for its portrayal of a true crime drama and high action blockbuster feel. Well, let's find out. Artwork and Animation: 6 Gangsta is Manglobe's long awaited return to prominence after a run of relative quietness, and they're back with a bang.

The other side of the coin is that at times it feels really low budget. Sound and Voice Acting: 9 Enter the first anime character I've ever seen with a disability that affects their communication with others. Characters: 8 Story: 5 Enjoyment: 6 tl;dr Recommend? Deadman Wonderland. As soon as I started watching Mirai Nikki, I noticed a big similarity to Deadman Wonderland. In both series there's a strange girl that will do anything to protect the boy, both have everyone playing a life or death "game" where you either kill or be killed, the characters are very similar, and in both the main girl is yandere. There are many other little details that make them similar, but so far those have been the biggest similarities I've seen. I felt the same sort of feeling while watching both of them, aswell. Despite the fact that the art is quite different, they're very much alike. same theme and similar characters but different setting.both have a main character with a weird girl in bizzare situations in a weird world and both have violence ...

The principal caracters are in a ''game'' where they have to kill each other. Some want to participate, other have to fight against their will. Very, very similar to Deadman. Both are dealing with deadly games. 1. Beta MC. Same feeling. Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) So, Kuroshitsuji is an anime that is labelled “shounen” but I don’t really know why - it’s filled with bishounens, pretty clothes and the fancy Victorian age backdrop with massive shounen ai and shota undertones. Oh, and the obvious gay shinigami who keeps trying to kiss the butler. The story starts off with an eerie atmosphere, showing a 10 year old child who exchanges his soul for a demon butler to help exact his revenge against the people who killed his parents and humiliated him. Two-three years later they are still together; Ciel Phantomhive the 12 (later 13) year old Earl also the head of his house and company and Sebastian Michaelis, the demon butler who could do anything and together working for the Queen to solve mysteries and at the same time learning about Ciel’s past.

It would have been a great story. The first and second episodes were indeed spectacular. When I first heard Sebastian’s and Ciel’s names I laughed. Art and animation was very beautiful and fluid. Highschool of the Dead. High School of the Dead is about a group of breasts trying to avoid getting eaten by zombies in whatever way possible. Tagging along with these breasts are 2 of our heroes, Kouta and Takashi. A couple pairs of breasts are even in on the action part when they're not bouncing across the screen like jello filled balloons hiding behind incomplete articles of clothing. But in all seriousness, High School of the Dead has actually been very enjoyable overall. And I'm not a fan of fan service.

Story: Here are some breasts, here are some zombies, and here are 2 guys to enjoy and protect the breasts pretty much sums it up. With a show like this, do you really need a complex plot? Do you watch The Simpsons in the hopes that the characters will change and mature as time goes by? Art: So HOTD is well animated. Sound: I like to think of the sound section as more than just opening and ending tracks. Character: Here are some boobs, sometimes they show butts too. Gantz. B Gata H Kei (B Gata H Kei: Yamada's First Time) Prison School. Lovely★Complex (Lovely Complex) School Rumble. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Orenchi no Furo Jijou. Clannad. Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Toradora! Fruits Basket. Ouran Koukou Host Club (Ouran High School Host Club) Arakawa Under the Bridge. Ore Monogatari. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys) The Mangaka and his assistants.

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan (Rurouni Kenshin) InuYasha. Junjou Romantica. Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. Noragami Aragoto. Noragami. Saint Onii-san. Kamisama Hajimemashita. Inu x Boku SS (Inu X Boku Secret Service) No Game No Life (No Game, No Life) Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV) (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches) Gakuen Alice.