Tuesday, September 15, 2009
WELLL this is anime I enjoyed. It's a really nice fantasy anime that although doesnt have the most amazing action ever does deliver it quite well. It's alot like Tears to Tiara (an anime still being made although almost finished) just with out the super badass fights, and the main character isnt as badass. The interactions between the characters is what really pulls this anime together. Its also a serious anime with people dying in it quite regularly not as much as in some of the more extreme animes but this is not just a happy go lucky anime. Their is a fair bit of humor in the anime but not enough to be on the level of an actually comedy but its enough to lighten up the anime and make it easier to watch.
Well I really enjoyed the majority of this anime. Its a type of anime I really enjoy watching, sure I always say I love mech animes and military ones but ones like these i also throughly enjoy quite a lot. It can be some times seemed as a harem anime but I dont think it is since its just like that because its based off an H game (ofcourse no h in the anime) but that is why their are so many differnt girls. Just because in the game ofcourse you could have chossen which ever girl you wanted to be with. Although the pace can be a little slow at some parts over all though its very easy to watch most of it. So anyways it has a really good feeling to it, and I it's really nicely made espeically for thouse that enjoy this kind of anime.
Monday, September 14, 2009
WOW sorry for the huge delay got into one of my huge gaming sprees >.> me and kai bought too many games recently and have been stuck playing them. Also didn't really feel like making a post about many of the recent animes ive watched.
ANYWAYS on to no index, first off I LOVED THIS ANIME. It was funny as shit and also and its really badass moments. Basicly its like our world but with a few differnt things as in magic is real and they're espers all over the place...yeah just a small differnce. So anyways the main character Toma live in the acdmany city which is basicly a city of schools were most of the cities inhabitants are espers. The thing is hes a really low ranking esper although his right hand has the ability to cancel ANY magical, esper or divine power by just touching it, BUT by doing this he also passivly cancels out any good luck so he constantly
has bad things happen to him. So one day he finds this girl thats part of the church of england that has impinted in her brain all of the sealed magic tomes that the church decided were too dangrous but didnt want to destroy. Although because of that huge collection of knowlege in her she has to have her memory erased every year to protect the tomes and her life. So Toma has to find a way to fix it and many other things :D.
Like i said before I loved this anime. I really enjoyed every bit of it, i just cant wait for the next season to come out although I know if its a side season or if its going to keep the story going. I really liked Toma I think he might be one of my new favorite main characters. Hes not too over the top badass and hes funny as shit got to love that
combation xD. The rest are all pretty good the loli teacher though takes a bit getting used to and your always like....why does she look like shes 10 years old.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Ah Fate/stay night one of my favorite animes. It's about a secert magic war that happens in a area in Japan. It's called the Holy Grail War and the winner of the war gets the holy grail which will grant any wish the to winner. Seven magicans are in the war and each one of them summons a hero servant from the past, present or future. Their are seven class for the servants Saber, Archer, Lancer, Caster, Berserker, Assassin, and Rider. Their can only be one of each class per Holy Grail War, so that makes it more balanced so each magican can play against the other classes weaknesses. The main character Emyia Shirou is a amateur magican and accidentally summons a servant and joins the war. Unlike most masters he treats his servant like a real human and is a very noble person not wanting to kill any innocent people. He fights to end the Holy Grail War so innocent people wont die and also for his servant that wants the holy grail.
I personally really liked it, the story is really well done and its flow is nicely done to. The characters are really nicely done and develop nicely. The romance is nice and a little touching at times. It's more focused on the story and characters relationships then action, so even people don't like alot of action might enjoy this. Personally I say even if your only mildy interested in this anime I think you should give it a shot it really is a good anime.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
OK sooo you know the last post was a really nice easy to follow anime, well this one is almost the oppsite. It can be hard to follow at times and the main reason I think is because its based off novel and their arent enough episodes for everything. Anyways though for crazy dogfight action with a serious military story you cant get much better then this anime though, so people like me love it!! Another cool thing about it is that its actually a story where AIs actually are good and help the main character instead of trying to over throw humans.
So anyways what its about is aliens invade our planet through a dimensional portal. A couple of decades after that we push them back through the portal and follow them to their planet to fight back. Its a long bloody stalement of a war. The main character Rei Fukai is part of a speical operations recon group where he flies above the battles and collects data on the enemy seeing if they change tactics. His plane is equiped with a AI that knows Rei and the plane are in trouble and will take over to do humanly impossible moves to get out of a hostile situation. Rei and the AI Yukikaze form basicly a bond where they both trust each other with their lifes basicly.
Me personally I loved this anime but I know alot of people problemly wont or dont like it quite as much. This is a anime mostly targeted to a specific group of people. Now that isn't saying nobody else outside that group wont like. Some people that really enjoy sci fi novels I think might really enjoy the story since it is a really good solid story.
Personal Rating: 4.5
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Sorry everyone for the really long delay. I some how lost 2-3 days in my mind dont know what happened there O.o.
Anyways Allison to Lillia is a simple nice anime with a good plot/flow. It takes place is a 1930s-1940s europe like place. The two main nations have been at war since before they could remember all over the stupid reason
of which country was first the two main characters are childhood friends that grew up together in an orphanige. The girl Allison is very loud and out going as where the boy Wilhem is quite and smart. It starts with Wilhem being at college helping teach a class when Allison shows up because shes on leave with the airforce. As they hang out then find something that isn't right and goes on an adventure to fix it!!
Well for me I enjoyed this anime alot. It was very relaxing, as in it was easy to watch the story wasn't too over done where you have to think but good enough to keep you wanting to watch more. The relationships between the characters is nicely done and is happy for the most part. So yeah if you want a nice easy to watch anime that wont make you sad heres a really good one xD. The only thing it lacks is that i think they should have another season
personal rating: 4
Saturday, August 1, 2009
ZOMG BERSERK!!! A must see for anyone that likes sword combat and GARness. The story and characters are also very solid. Now if you have problems with gore though you problemly wont enjoy this anime that much.
The main character Guts is a mercerany and after he finishs a contract with his employer he leaves and gets attacked by a mercerany group called the band of the hawk which he beats back all their best people besides their leader Griffith, which then Griffith gets Guts to join them. The story then is about the mercerany group and how badass Guts is. One thing about it though is its story is from a manga but the anime only is a part of the manga so if you enjoyed this anime you should then read the manga afterwards.
btw i have no idea why i couldnt come up with much to talk about with this one
Personal Rating: 4
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Ok Ill start off saying im having a hard time remembering every little detail so it wont be as detailed as some of my past post. This is also one of the few animes i watched dubbed which made it kinda hard for me at times since some of the voice actors were terrible but I some how go through it so its dubs arent the worst but imo go with the subs if your going to watch this.
So what is it about? Well this crazy geographical phenomen happened and after it new borns in that area gain an ability that lets me take matter around them and change it from thought and will. So this area became too hard for the government to control. So outside the only city it was like a lawless area where the people with this ability (alter users) were basicly in control. Although that changes when a organzation called HOLY from the city comes. This organzation is made up of alter users that decided to live in the city and work to making the area more peaceful. So they go and round up alter users that are using their powers to cause problems.
Well I did enjoy it myself but it wasn't anything amazing I thought. Although im not saying its not good. It was a little slow at first but it pick up pretty quickly so that part isn't too bad. The characters are pretty well made as well so that was a good part of the anime. Overall its a pretty good anime so if you think you might like it go ahead and watch it.
Personal Rating: 3.5
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I will start adding ratings at the bottom of the review both personal and what I think the overall rating is taking my biases out and preferences out. They will be rated 1-5, 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. One day I might even add in the ratings as a label as the list gets longer oh well we will see
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
OHHHHH A GUNDAM FINALLY!!!! Some of you might not know but im a HUGE gundam fan (watched all of them besides turn a and last half of V gundam). Normally I only really like U.C. gundams and any non U.C. gundam I look down on BUT Gundam OO is a exception its up there with ZZ and 0083 for me. As with clannad I will be doing season one and two together in the same post. One thing special about this gundam for me is that it is the first one that I watched as the episodes came out (well with season two not season one).
I'll start with a comparison of older gundams to this one. It doesn't have many similarities of any other gundam but it has some with Seed, wing, and Zeta. Which is only really their gundams, a small part of season twos plot, and kinda the pilots. It's kinda similar to gundam seed where each gundam is specialized for a certain job and its like pilots are kinda like Wing since each is very diverse, while not being in the military as well. The plot in season two is similar to Zetas just mostly because a Titan like organization comes to be and the gundam pilots fight it.
The story actually is in our time line and the nations are all still the same besides that most of the nations are divided basically in three factions the Union (basically north/south america+japan and Australia), the AEU (all of Europe) and The Reform League (basically most of asia). The reason for everyone joining factions of close regions is because fossil fuels ran out so they had to come up with a new way to get energy. Which they did by making a orbital ring of solar energy cells and the energy is transferred down three orbital elevators each one for each faction. So what about the nations not in a faction? well their mostly shit
of luck so they cause wars with a faction. So humanity is always doomed to fight each other BUT that's when the gundam pilots come in they believe they can end conflict and a 3rd party with their own over whelming force. They launch attacks against war starting nations and basically destroy their military then leave. Since the technology used in the gundams is several generations ahead of the worlds current military its not even fair. How you ask is it so advance? Well their gundams their automatically better!! (lol) The reason is a long time in the past a scientist decided to go to Jupiter (anything from Jupiter is over powered in gundam. they creators always love it for some reason O.o) and do research on something called the GN drive which is what makes the gundam so powerful. So thats the basic story for the first season, season two happens 4 years after the last battle in season one. The pilots in this time become much more muture and are more sure of their reason to fight. Also the fighting is quite as one sided as it was at the start of season one, which I like alot. By the way I liked season two alot more then season one.
So what did I think of it? Well some might think i might be a bit bised as I am a huge gundam fan BUT in reality I am normally pretty hard on gundams like I dont like Wing, Seed/destiny, V and I refuse to even taint my eyes with Turn A. Now i might be biased it being a mech anime!! lol So anyways I LOVED IT. It is one of my favorite gundams although at the start I was worried it was going to be like Seed or Wing but no it did xD. Well with the first episode of the main character as a kid being a child soldier and watching his friend get killed and him running for his life with a assault rifle in his hands kinda shows from the start that its a very serious anime. Anyways as for the plot goes its good it kinda has this feel of were going to stop all wars which Im not really into that much but its not over done. For the speed of the anime, it was a pretty steady speed not really any wasted episodes. Their were some slow episodes but I could only really call them slow since I was having to wait for next week for the next one so the slow ones seemed slower then they really were. As it goes with character design for season one the characters were well done but some of them weren't that great but in season two those characters really jumped up and by then I liked all the main characters. Each having their own reasons to fight which they hold dear in their hearts which gives them strength to fight the enemies ahead.
Personal rating: 5
So to start this off im just going to do clannad and clannad after story in the same post since their both the same story just differnt seasons and the after story is the after story of the visul noval which the anime is based off. So before I start anything else the visul noval was made from Key WHICH MEANS there are very sad parts in it like VERY because thats how Key rolls, they like making people cry. Now dont let that discourge you It is a really good anime and their are very touching moments and on top of that they have ALOT of comedy in it, well atleast in season 1.
So whats it about????? Its about japanese school life ZOMG!!! lol anyways thats aside Tomoya (yes i had to go to wikipedia to remember how to spell his name leave me alone) the main character is a delinquent and skips school alot and fights a lot. In his last year of school he some how gets six girls to all have crushs on him lucky bastard >.>. The female character types are pretty stantard with this type of anime/visuel noval. You have the sickly girl, the tra
matic past girl, the loli girl (perverted japanese >.>), the girl that beats the main character up, the shy girl, the homely/student conincel girl. So during the anime it shows how these girls help him to stop being a delinquent and how how shut off his heart is since for a long ass time as the girls throw themselves at him hes ethier like Eh? or too dense to notice. Also one of the best parts of the anime is his best friend
So how did I like it? I really enjoyed it i thought it was really funny very touching at times. The characters were really well done. The only main problem I had was the main girl that he ended up with, I really didnt like her >.> but thats just me. As for season two I didnt really enjoy it as much as season one. It's more serious sadier and not as funny. Also it focus on the main chick that I dont like soooo yeah BUT alot of people did enjoy it alot so its not bad its just differnt.
Personal Rating: 4
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sorry everyone for taking so long for the next one was busy with fixing my computer and playing games and stuff...ill try to make it up today by post 2-3 if i can. ANYWAYS that aside time to talk about Full Metal Alchemist. Definitely a really good anime it kinda slow at the start. Ive tired starting it a number of times but either something happened to my PC or my friends PC or something that ive had to re watch the start too many times and thats why I didn't want to try watching it all the way through since the start was really boring to me. After a good shot though I will say this is a very good anime.
It's about these two brothers who live in a world where alchemy surpassed technology unlike our world. Their mom dies leaving them alone since their dad left when they were younger. So they go to become alchemist to try and bring their mom back to life by using equal exchange. They fail and have to live with cursed bodies. So th
ey go off to find the Sorcerers stone to be able to get their bodies back. The sorcerers stone is actually a myth in real life to back when alchemy was practiced said to turn lead into gold and many other alchemy impossibilities. Of course alch
emy in the anime is closer to magic but their is always equal exchange but the sorcerers stone lets you ignore equal exchange.
I thought it was really cool how they did the fighting in this anime. Since it was about using materials and elements around them and changing them to be weapons or forces. Like changing around the air particles so when a spark would start fire in the air. Also the characters are really well done like Ed is a really cool character and he had alot of comic relif with him getting so upset about being short. His relationship with his brother is also really good i think it really helped make the anime better with that and since their brothers they didn't do yaoi fangirl bait with it so that made me also happy xD.
Personal Rating: 4
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Axis powers is a historical comedy, playing on the stereotypes of nations and making fun of them. Each country is represent by a single character and that characters name is their countries name. Which personally I love it and find it funny as hell. It's set in WWI-WWII with Italy, Germany and Japan as the main characters. Some times they go back to countries pasts like Revolutionary war and Italy being conquered. Most of the time its there just to poke fun at nations but sometimes it has history about nations that you can learn about.
I personally love this anime I think its extremly funny and I enjoy the history tidbits. Although I love history and country sterotypes I also think is very funny sooo I might be a bit biased on this anime. With each episode only being 5 minutes long though watching all 26 that are out at the moment isn't that much of a waste of time. So thouse that want a good laugh and learn a thing or two they might not know about other countries might want to check this out. Their only 5 minutes (counting intro/credits) so watching them doesn't take much out of your day :D.
Personal rating: 4
Friday, July 24, 2009
WEEEE finally a anime I enjoyed alot xD. Yeah after doing Aquarion and glass fleet its a welcome change.
So what is it about you ask? It's a slice of life romance
comedy much like clannad but with less girls and the main
guy is a clean freak and likes a girl from the start.
Personally I liked it more the clannad, why you ask?
Part of it might be because I really didnt liked season 2
of clannad BUT, a large part of it is because this story
is more focused on just the main guy and main girl.
Instead of clannads jumping
around love intrests. Also
Taiga > Nagisa, much funnier of a character and not sickly.
Only problem with her is shes loli bait :( lol.
One of the major parts of this anime is how much they play
comedy in it and how they balance it with the drama and
romance. There was always a good balance never too
much or too little of one or the other, besides near the end
where the romance ofcourse is more the slant. The
characters are also amazing well made. None of their are you standard romance characters.
Sure some of them are similar to the standard character builds, like how Taiga is a loli but
instead of the normal energetic little girl shes the abusive kind and Ryuji although has the delinquent thing at the start he really isn't and a clean freak that does all the house work. So all that was refreshing and made it feel more realistic by having characters outside the norm. As for the story/plot I really enjoyed it and it had good pacing for anyone that remotely likes this kind of anime go watch it now it is really worth your time.
Personal Rating: 5
Thursday, July 23, 2009
YAY GLASS FLEET i've been really wanting to do this one for a long time!!!!..........not really in fact this is going to be painful. So how should I put it, well watching this anime was painful. I dont know how I was able to finish it. I guess I really didnt have anything else to do. What made me want to watch this was i was hoping it would be like banner of the stars BUT it wasnt really. The animations were good but combat was dry and the romance they put in it wasnt that good. On top of it the main villian liked little boys and it was very odd. Oh and the dubs are really bad so watch it sub if you ever are going to.
So the story goes like this the old empire ruling over their galxey falls and then its split into two so then the two halfs fight. The side with the guy that likes little boys wins. So then his side starts repressing the masses and elvating the noblity more so then a peoples rebellion starts and the story is focused on the leader of the rebellion. Theirs also a crazy fantical church in the anime as well just to add some flavor you know!!!
Sooo final thoughts if you have nothing else better to do and want a space anime with a guy that likes little boys and a girly guy main character about people trying to overthrow royality then go ahead if not their is alot better animes to waste your time on.
Personal Rating: 2
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Ah Aquarion where should I start....well first off its really werid and the first couple of episodes are kinda confusing. It has the whole ZOMG ANGELS ARE ENSLAVING HUMANS OHHH NOESSS. So it was reminding me a lot of Evangelion but without the whole super emo stuff and
mind crazy stuff. Besides that it has this whole past life stuff that at first they dont really
explain it to you sofor awhile your left in the dark while trying to figure it out.For the story
it kinda goes like this the shadow angels enslave humans for source of food or power, they
dont really explain what it is they get from the enslave thingy or they did and I forgot but they
do need it. So one day Solar Wing one of the shadow angels goes to earth and falls in love
with a human and changes sides to fight the shadow angels and seals them away.
12,000 years later though they come back which is the time the anime is at.
So what do I think about the anime? To be honest I didnt like it too much. The beginning was hard to get into.
I only really got through the hard part because I didnt have anything else better to do. The characters I didnt
like the main main characters. My favorite were actually the minor ones. Apollo though is a pretty decent one
since hes so different but siliva(main girl) i hated through out the whole thing and her brother to.
For the combat it was pretty cool how it was different depending on the pilots at the time and what order they went in
but still I think more could have been done and some of the over the top moves just didnt make sense for a mech
to be able to do. It is a super mech series so its to be expected. Overall it wasnt anything special but wasnt too bad.
Personal Rating: 3