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Anime Review: Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

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Summary:

The Japanese call them hikikomori—people who’ve become so withdrawn socially that they refuse to leave their homes for weeks and even months at a time. For Sasami Tsukuyomi, who’s attempting to pass her first year of high school despite being a shut in, it’s more than just a word. Fortunately though, she lives with her older brother Kamiomi, who just happens to be a teacher at the school Sasami is supposed to attend. Not to mention, her “Brother Surveillance Tool” which lets her view the outside world via her computer and will, theoretically, allow her to readjust to interfacing with people again. What it mainly does, however, is let her view her brother’s interactions with the three very odd Yagami sisters, who inexplicably seem to have had their ages reversed and have various types of “interest” in Kamiomi. And then things start to get really weird… Magical powers? Everything turning into chocolate? Is life via the web warping Sasami’s brain, or is it the universe that’s going crazy? (Source: Sentai Filmworks)

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013
Producers: Aniplex, Shaft, TBS, Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

At first I was interested in Sasami-san@Ganbaranai because Sasami is a hikikomori. Like in the first episode how she was writing her fictional story… It was epic how the events of the episode kept turning. Then there was the Yagami sisters, they made the show very fun to watch. In short I enjoyed Sasami-san@Ganbaranai very much. The anime was full of action, unnatural events, comedy, and pretty emotional issues that were addressed there. It was very interesting to watch pretty unpredictable and they keep surprising you in each and every episode. It got pretty dark at times… Like very dark but it didn’t ruin the story. The anime wasn’t great but it was very good. I wasn’t impressed with the ending, it didn’t do the anime justice. Overall very good anime.

Overall Rate: 8/10

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Mai-HiME

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Summary:

Thirteen girls, each with the ability to materialize “Elements” and summon metallic guardians called “Childs” have been brought to Fuuka Academy to battle mysterious creatures called Orphans. Each with a different personality and background, they must decide who they truly care about and why they fight.

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Aired: Sep 30, 2004 to Mar 31, 2005
Producers: FUNimation Entertainment, Bandai Entertainment
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Shoujo Ai
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Mai-Hime is a great anime. I was genuinely surprised about how good it was, I honestly didn’t expect it. It is a fairly or somewhat of an old anime. Nonetheless it is worth watching very good story and an interesting plot. It does have a somewhat of a Shoujo Ai aspect to it. I’m just giving you a heads up. The most interesting part for me was that each character had a certain depth to her/him. its not like other anime where the main character is the main focus. The was a dragon in the anime which turn up its rate for me. There were some pretty funny moments in the anime and some very dramatic ones that got me teary. Therefore its an excellent story. As for the animation it was pretty good for its time… as in fairly animated. The soundtrack was pretty cool as well. There wasn’t anything bad about the anime but it did lack something, You should check it out and judge for yourself.

Overall Rating: 8/10

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Kyoukai no Kanata

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Summary:

The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is about to jump from the school rooftop. Mirai is isolated because of her ability to manipulate blood, which is unique even among members of the spirit world. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai. (Source: ANN)

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General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2013 to Dec 19, 2013
Producers: Kyoto Animation, Lantis, Pony Canyon, TBS, Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Fantasy, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Kyoukai no Kanata where shall I begin… Its amazing in a very unexpected way. The anime is both brutal and filled with fan service for a PG-13 rated anime. The story is very good both beautiful and sad.There are many amazing stuff in the anime I cant pin point one thing that made it special. To simplify it, its a Slice of life anime with a hint of comedy that takes an action turn of events. I must mention that the animation is gorgeous. Also the characters never failed to surprise me. I really enjoyed getting to know their powers and personalities. I believe that the director and writer are very creative specially with the way they laid down the ending. I totally respect them for that. I wished that the anime had more action in it or more like I wish that some fights have lasted longer. Nonetheless its a great anime.

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Overall Rating: 8/10

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Simoun

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Summary:

In the peaceful theocracy of Simulicram, everyone is born female. At age 19, each maiden undergoes a special ceremony where she chooses her sex. However, only Pairs of maiden priestesses can synchronize with the ancient flying ships known as Simoun needed to defend Simulicram. These Pairs refrain from undergoing the ceremony as long as they wish to keep piloting their Simoun.
Aer is recruited to be a Simoun pilot after a terrifying attack by an enemy nation decimates the squadron known as Chor Tempest. To earn her wings she needs to find her way into the heart of Neviril, Regina of Chor Tempest. But Neviril’s heart still belongs to her previous Pair, lost in the battle when she attempted a forbidden Simoun maneuver.(Source: Media Blasters)

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Aired: Apr 3, 2006 to Sep 25, 2006
Producers: Bandai Visual, Studio Deen, Media Blasters
Genres: Drama, Magic, Romance, Shoujo Ai, Military
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Simoun had a very unusual story. I cant call the anime Shoujo Ai or Yuri though. The characters in the anime are genderless and they can choose their gender once they are 18 I guess or something like that. So there are a lot of stuff about this anime that you need to consider when watching it. Like the Mecha, which I love there. The story had so much depth in it. I wasn’t expecting that. Also it addresses some serious issues which was very entertaining for me, In short, It exceeded my expectations in a very good way. I also loved the fact that I got to see every characters story they didn’t just focus one the two main characters. There was something about the ending that I didn’t quite like. It would be a major spoiler if I mention it so watch the anime and enjoy it. It has a pretty good story. The ending isn’t bad or anything like that. There was just something there that I didn’t like.

Overall Rating: 8/10

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Manga Review: Shoujo Kakumei Utena

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Utena Tenjou had a tragic childhood – her parents died when she was young, and she almost drowned, had it not been for her prince who came and rescued her. Because of the impact this prince had on her life, Utena strives to be just like him – to grow up to be a prince, not a princess, and to spread nobility, ultimately finding her prince and bringing revolution. (Source: ANN)

General Information:

Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 24
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 1996 to 1997
Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Psychological, Shoujo, Shoujo Ai
Authors: Be-Papas (Story), Saitou, Chiho (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ciao

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After watching Utena’s movie I had to know more about the series so I watched the anime and then read the manga. The anime is kinda unimportant compared to the manga. The manga is absolutely amazing. There are some stuff in the manga that are not included in neither the movie or the anime which I think are important. There is more character development in Utena in the manga. The ending was beautiful. It also made me understand Anthy more I think. I fallen in love with Utena after reading the manga, not that I wasn’t already in love with her but she seemed more real to me. I also loved how straight forward the manga is. The special chapter were pretty good too. The stories there were better told in the manga than the anime. Therefore I highly recommend the manga. Also if you are interested in knowing the difference between the manga and the anime just watch the last 3 episodes of the anime. I should also mention that the ending of the anime is different from the manga and different from the movie. Though the essence of the story is the same in all of them.

Overall Rating: 9/10

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Hanasaku Iroha

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Summary:

After her single mother decides to run off with a boyfriend to dodge debt collectors, the young and energetic Ohana is sent to live with her grandmother. However, her grandmother is the strict owner of a hot springs inn and requires her to work at the inn to pay for her living expenses. Although Ohana is unhappy about this situation at first, she decides to make the best of her situation and work hard. Ohana’s life is suddenly filled with fun, mischief, and drama! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Aired: Apr 3, 2011 to Sep 25, 2011
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life, Seinen
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

I’m a huge fan of [Slice of Life] anime. Hanasaku Iroha has an amazing story. Its so heart warming and very beautiful. The story is about family, friendship, change, love and hard work. You won’t be able to have enough once you start the anime its just beautiful. Specially how different characters blind in together and how they can work together to achieve their own goals. Also, how a place that helped them meet each other hold certain values to those people. I very much recommend this anime, you won’t regret it and you will wonder why did it take you this long to watch it. Its a great anime.

Overall Rating: 9/10

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Kiniro Mosaic

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Summary:

The story begins with Oomiya Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly pure Japanese girl who actually did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an airmail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu’s host family in Great Britain. The letter reads: Shinobu, I’m coming to Japan! The Japanese/British girls’ mixed comedy follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain. (Source: ANN)

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Aired: Jul 6, 2013 to Sep 21, 2013
Producers: Media Factory, Sentai Filmworks, Studio Gokumi, Showgate
Genres: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Kiniro Mosaic is a very entertaining anime about a British girl that goes to study in Japan. The Japanese main character is fascinated with the English culture while the British girl is fascinated with the Japanese culture. That’s what the comedy in this anime revolve around. Also since the main characters are all girls and its a show about friendship, there is always these yuri moments. The anime was hilarious at first but then it got kinda funny. The anime is not bad nor Great. There is nothing there that it would make it a must watch but it is entertaining. If you want something easy to watch and would make you laugh you should watch this.

Overall Rate: 7/10

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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