[Full Reviews] Season 2008 (135)

1 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2007-12-26 02:28 ID:lajOWRWu

Macross Frontier 01 subbed
Story : Mankind after the war against the Zentradi have spread across the universe. Macross Frontier is a direct sequel to Macross 7 and follows the lives of Saotome Alto, Ranka Lee and a pop idol named Sheryl Nome.

Genre : Scifi.

Comments : The space battles looked awesome, but I don't have a clue what was happening, info overload... The story on the ground with the idol and the ace was on the other hand a bit too cliche-ed, why did the ace felt like he had to blame the idol for running away during the attack? Obviously because the writers wanted to put the two protagonists in contact(!) Hopefully the rest of the script for the next episodes is less childish.

2 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2007-12-26 02:45 ID:lajOWRWu

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien OVA ~Next Season~ 01 subbed:
Haruka Suzumiya gets out of the hospital after her three years of coma. She moves back to her parents, but she wants to see her old friend Mitsuki Hayase, who Takayuki Narumi dated while she was in coma...


A weepie! (=an excessively maudlin film.) For the fans of such.

3 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-12-26 10:00 ID:Heaven

OMG, a second KimiBou? I am definitely watching that, I was a big fan of the first one and recently dug it out to watch again.

4 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-12-26 20:16 ID:YXAqK85K

The same thing happened in Macross F that happened in the first episode of every other Macross!

5 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-12-27 13:07 ID:Heaven

Let's not create duplicate threads here, there's nothing wrong with http://4-ch.net/anime/kareha.pl/1198628178/.

6 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2007-12-28 15:08 ID:lajOWRWu

>>5 Yes it's wrong. That's for instant reviews.

7 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-12-28 19:50 ID:Heaven


It's not like that means anything.

8 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2007-12-28 23:29 ID:lajOWRWu

>>7 Yes, it means one liners.

9 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2007-12-28 23:30 ID:lajOWRWu

AYAKASHI (2007) 01 subbed
Kusakayu has a strange power. He can bend or break things without touching them, and he uses it to earn money, calling it "magic". One day, he encounters another user with a similar power...

Supernatural power fights.

Cute at the beginning, nasty guro[=gore] fights at the end. I liked the first half, hated the second half. Not sure yet what to think of this series.

10 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-12-30 14:11 ID:Heaven


It can mean whatever you want it to. You are allowed to post in that thread. Now, please, play nice with the rest of the people.

11 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-03 23:51 ID:lajOWRWu

Rosario+Vampire - 01 raw
Tsukune Aono is unable to get into any private school due to his poor grades. The only one that he's finally accepted turns out to be a countryside school for monsters disguised as humans. The first student that he meets is the pretty girl Moka Akashiya, who takes an immediate liking to him. She's a vampire and falls in love with his human blood at first sniff...

Lighthearted love comedy.

Despite a few differences from the manga and a few shortcuts in the animation at times, this first episode was entertaining.

12 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-04 00:46 ID:lajOWRWu

H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~ 01 raw
"Takuma Hirose is blind. He and his father move from the city out into a rural area and he enrolls into a new high school. There he meets several girls. As he starts to interact with them, his condition seems to begin to heal...

Love story + drama.

First half was typical for an ero-game adaption, complete with a tsundere(cold outside, warm inside), an ojou-sama(arrogant "princess") and a withdrawn character, the lines were trite and the lascivious situations numerous. The heavy bullying of girls is new, I don't think I have seen this being that bad in ero-game anime adaptations before. Then the second part was something out of a magical show and quite interesting. Needs to have more episodes to see where this show is going to.

13 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-05 22:24 ID:lajOWRWu

PERSONA -trinity soul- 01 raw
Sequel to the game Persona 3.
"Ayanagi City, a city near the Japan Sea. It was built to carry out the recovery from the calamity that occurred ten years earlier. Shin Kanzato with his little brother Jun, meet with their elder brother Ryō, the chief of the Ayanagi City Police. But a series of strange incidents are happening, such as the crew who suddenly disappears while in their submarine..."

Supernatural fights, mystery.

They don't use that weird gun from the game anymore to shoot out their Persona? Aw, I was looking forward to see that part. Anyway, the fights are well animated, but I need to see this subbed -- too much dialog between the fights that I don't get.

14 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-01-05 22:30 ID:TNyGBcpG

PERSONA - trinity soul 1 raw

Nearly all video game anime are terrible; this one seems to be okay in the first episode, except for being very, very slow. Kazuma Kaneko's monster designs are interesting even when they're not being shot out of people's heads. Two of the three main characters look like huge gays and the other one is Takehito Koyasu.

OP/ED are like DTB's except not as good.

true tears 1 (in progress)

has the HiVision logo that means it's actually HD, and not fake like every show you think is HD. Nice colors. Really boring. First line of the narration is "I'm always crying inside" so I've stopped paying attention.

15 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-05 23:36 ID:lajOWRWu

Shigofumi - 01 raw
Fumika with her staff Mayama are mail carriers of shigofumi. The shigofumi is a posthumous letter, the last resort of relaying a deceased person's last message to his or her loved ones: family, friends or significant others.

Stories about deaths.

Nice animation, good characters, interesting and warm story... until the very end. Scary! Is this going to be like this for the rest of the show? I'm not a big fan of sad stories.

16 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-06 00:04 ID:lajOWRWu

Hatenkou Yuugi 01 raw
Rahzel is a girl who can use magic in a fight. She's booted out of her house one day by her father with the instructions to 'see the world.' And so her journey begins. However, she won’t be doing it alone, for she befriends Aluzeid, a very cold man with a dark past.
Hatenkou Yuugi is a succession of stories where Razel and Aluzeid travel and help people with their powers.


One girl, several pretty guys? Shoujo (also, published in Comic Zero Sum.) Girl is pretty and strong-willed but story feels too unreal for me, I'll probably pass.

17 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-01-06 00:14 ID:czAi0Pt5


Interesting premise,... Here's a fresh real world shigofumi for you:


I wonder if the anime will be as deep and interesting.

18 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-06 00:27 ID:lajOWRWu

True Tears 01 raw
Protagonist is Shinichirō Nakagami. He’s currently living together with Hiromi Yuasa, the daughter of his father’s best friend. Shinichiro has a crush on Hiromi, but find it hard to approach her, made even more difficult by the fact that Hiromi still acts very reserved towards him, even after living together for a year already...


Ugh, the guy is monologuing, and a sap monologue at that. >_<
Also, he comes to me as a loser/loner. The only real friend he seems to have is a very young girl who likes to talk to chickens... Is this guy supposed to get the three girls in the intro? Anyway, top animation, nice colors, and, er... nice chickens? Argh, I don't know, I fear this is going to be very emo...

19 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-01-06 01:20 ID:TNyGBcpG

Hatenkou Yuugi 1 raw

Magical fantasy adventuring based off a Korean manhwa, maybe (something with the same name has a lot of "ORIGINAL KOREAN" files in Share).
Writing by Yasuhiro Imagawa, whose nonlinear storytelling (see "Bartender") is now so nonlinear that it seems like the episode scenes are all out of order. I hope the composition shapes up or it'll be hard to watch.

The animation is good for Studio DEEN, which means it's boring. Seems to take place almost entirely at night in this episode.

Shigofumi ~stories of last letter~ 1 raw

I thought this was going to be a moe show (like what I imagine Shinigami no Ballad is without having watched it), but there was a ridiculous and upsetting plot twist at the last second, so now I have no idea!

Character designs are largely incredibly unattractive; someone's messed up Kohaku Kuroboshi's art very badly.

20 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-06 01:20 ID:lajOWRWu

Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de 01 raw
("They are my noble Masters")
Due to family troubles, Ren Uesugi and his sister Mihato leave their home. They move to the city but have no money. Somehow they end up in the rich Kuonji family's mansion, being employed as servants of the three sisters of the family: Shinra, Miyu, and Yume...


My kind of anime! Action, babes and humor. Thumbs up.

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22 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-01-06 07:42 ID:7FX6YaBP



It looks like this is their first real production, but everyone they have working on it were subcontractors for GITS SAC. I guess that explains why the animation is so unreasonably great... maybe I will have to watch it.

23 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-07 01:13 ID:lajOWRWu

Minami-ke Okawari 01 raw
Continuation(?) of the Minami-ke story by a different studio.

Humorous slice of life.

Much better animation quality. There are shadings, nice backgrounds, the characters are more fleshed out and better drawn, perspective is better, there's a soundtrack. The girls and guys are still dumb, tho. I never laughed at any of the jokes of the original Minami-ke, I'm not a fan of the boke/tsukkomi (=funny man/straight man) humor it seems. But I like the chara designs in this version so I may check out a few more episodes.

24 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-07 01:27 ID:lajOWRWu

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Dainiki S2 01 raw
Season 2 of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.


This first episode was much darker that usual, also it alternated it with bright scenes, I had to continually fiddle with my gamma controls. Are they trying to bring me into a desperate state? :)
It seems the budget is even lower, we got to see quite many scenes of over-saturated images of real life as backgounds. On the plus side this episode felt more heartwarming than any of the first season episodes. This season may even end up having a real plot, who knows?

25 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-01-07 03:30 ID:7FX6YaBP

I hope you mean contrast!

The background images are a direction gimmick. The animation in between them is obviously quite more fluid than the first season.

26 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-07 05:13 ID:lajOWRWu

Lemme check... Ah yeah, "contrast". Altho I also push the gamma up a few notches when I kick up the contrast (aka "luminance gain"), it looks better.

Yeah. the animation was more fluid... at the beginning. The second half was much more static. But maybe it was intended.

27 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-07 23:21 ID:lajOWRWu

Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino- 01 raw
Continuation(?) of the first season.
Set in modern-day Italy, Gunslinger Girl follows the exploits of "the Agency", a military organization specializing in counter-terrorism, using cybernetically-enhanced young girls as killers.

Little girls shooting big guns.

Red blurred scenes from real life as intro? I smell low budget. And what's with the shaking? It makes me feel kind of uneasy after a while. Soundtrack and sound effects are kinda weak, altho in the chase scene it was good. Directing was a bit too stiff for my taste. The long (IMO) pauses during each event make me think this is aimed at otakus who are gun-freaks and/or loli-freaks so they can see it all real well.

28 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-09 01:57 ID:lajOWRWu

Spice and Wolf 01 raw
Craft Lawrence, a 25 year old peddler traveling from town to town selling and buying various things to make a living. One night, he discovers in his wagon a girl with wolf ears, named Holo...


Woah, it's quite a change from the manga. In the manga Lawrence is a calm guy, here he gets afraid and scared the first time he sees her. And he even gets another girl longing for him. Animation is good; chara design are good; soundtrack is decent. I just need to get used to this "new" Lawrence and that new "Holo". It's not bad, it's different.

29 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-01-09 13:06 ID:Heaven

The manga is an adaptation too, so it's not much use comparing to that.

30 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-11 22:45 ID:lajOWRWu

Hakaba Kitarou 01 raw
Shigeru Mizuki's manga Hakaba Kitarou has been adapted into anime many times under the title of GeGeGe no Kitarou. This one will follow the original manga more closely, hence the return to the original title. For recall, Hakaba Kitarou (="Graveyard Kitarou") is about a youkai (=monster) boy named Kitarou who tries to bring peace to both youkais and humans, and this with the help of various characters.


Basically, an animated manga. Last Gegege no Kitarou anime was colorful and had nicely upgraded characters, while this Hakaba Kitarou has (relatively) well-drawn humans and yokais, but an ugly-looking Kitarou like if his design was taken from a very early manga. All in a dull-colored scenery superimposed with a crumpled texture. And Nekomusume looked as bad from the little I saw. I'm not into this horror stuff so I'm gonna give this a pass, but the animation looked decent (for an horror series.) The directing is okay but the sudden mood changes felt weird IMO. For example the doctor is very calm all along, then because he sees something somewhat unusual suddenly he goes in a total panic. Oh well.

31 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-11 23:04 ID:lajOWRWu

PERSONA_~trinity_soul~_-_01 subbed
Okay, I saw this subbed. There was little useful info in the dialog so my opinion remains the same: the fights are nice, the rest is just filler. Good filler, but just filler. Ah yeah, I learned that the second character in the family is a guy, I thought it was a girl. So there was basically only guys in this first episode. 'Need to see more to get a better grasp of where this is going. So far it looks like it gonna be mainly quick fights between long idle talks, with a bunch of mysteries interspersed to be solved on the way.

32 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-01-12 04:07 ID:D9oz/SlG

I'm thinking about watching Persona. I went to TT and it seems there's three different groups subbing it, which one should I go for? Orange-Side, Oi! or ainex?

33 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-12 04:31 ID:lajOWRWu

I went with [Oi!] because it was the first to come out, if I remember well. I would have looked for another group if the sub was real bad, but Oi! seemed fine to me.

34 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-01-13 00:27 ID:lajOWRWu

Hatenkou Yuugi 02 raw: Basically only guys in this episode also. "Plot" still weird. I'm starting to think this is a "Chinese travel story" clone with a single girl as main character. Dropping this.

H2O 02 subbed : Huh? Nobody noticed the guy is not blind anymore? And the illogical bullying by apparently narrow-minded people is still going on, almost for the whole episode this time. Yuck. Quality of the animation went down, quite much. No more nice magical moments. Virtually no more sexy scenes either. Boring.

Ayakashi 02 subbed : Drop in quality in this episode. Also, slow going. Lots of sighs. I'm starting to sigh too...

Rosario+Vampire 02 raw : Even better animation in this episode. I like!

35 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-01-14 12:04 ID:Heaven

A drop in quality in Ayakashi? I didn't think it would be possible given how low the quality started out.

36 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-02-04 22:39 ID:lajOWRWu

Mnemosyne 01 raw
Two girls are running a detective agency, looking for lost cats and the like for a living. But sometimes they get involved into darker stuff.


Argh, I hate torture scenes... Also, that OP music is scorchingly awful. The soundtrack in general is depressing... well, the whole episode was depressing. It looks like they took all the worst and made an anime out of it. On the plus side I like scifi, the main girl is a babe and there are a bunch of unexplained mysteries. But I'm not sure this is going to go anywhere.

37 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-03-04 04:12 ID:lajOWRWu

Yotsunoha 01 subbed
The story follows several girls and 1 guy who buried a time capsule in their school yard before going to other schools. When a few years later the appointed time comes to reopen the capsule in the abandoned school, not everybody acts the same as they were before.

School love life.

Based on a hgame. 1 pseudo-loli (girl who didn't grow), 1 brainy tsundere, 1 ditsy busty babe, all in love with the same "nice guy". Dialog is the usual trite tripe, altho mid-episode it became interesting, I was hooked. But then it sank back to lameness, yawn. It seems that every time that moe-loli appears on the stage, the lameness multiplies tenfold.

38 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-04 00:02 ID:lajOWRWu

Kure-nai 01 raw
"Although Kurenai Shinkuro seems like a normal high school boy at first sight, he is actually a troubleshooter who settles various sorts of problems secretly. One day, Juzawa Benika, whom he respects as a top-notch troubleshooter, asks him to guard a little girl, Kuhohin Murasaki. Although he is reluctant to accept Benika's request, Shinkuro finally accepts because he wants to be recognized by her professionally, and because he is moved by Murasaki’s sad look..."

Dark action.

Based on a novel. The anime feels darker than than the manga adaption. Although there were blood and murders in the manga and not so far in the anime, there were lighter/happier moments between the violent scenes. I suspect we are going to see some murders/blood in the next episodes, before anything remotely happy comes up. So far this is depressing, I'm not sure I'm going to like it.

39 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-04 00:30 ID:lajOWRWu

Allison & Lillia - 01 raw
"The story takes place in a world with only one big continent. This world is divided into two federations engaged in an endless series of fruitless wars. The story starts when a girl, Allison, and a boy, Ville, who have been raised together in an orphanage, set out on an adventure to find a great treasure which is worth ending the war for."


Based on a novel. Lots of talking at the beginning, I need to see this subbed. My first impression was that this is some sort of pseudo-historical story for younger viewers, what with the simplified character designs, the slow-going atmosphere and the simplified logic of the people ("something strange about that car? let's go after it!"). I like the music in the intro. Something bothers me: the airplanes are from 1914-18, the cars/bikes are from 1940-45 -- what year is this? Is this a modern world where technology is 50-100 years behind because of the endless wars?

40 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-04 01:08 ID:lajOWRWu

To LOVE-Ru 01 raw
"Rito, a shy boy, suffers because he cannot confess his feelings to his classmate, Haruna. Meanwhile, Lala, the princess of Planet Deviluke, appears in Rito's home. She becomes accidentally engaged to Rito, and comes to live with him. Unknowingly, the seemingly innocent Lala creates major problems... Can Rito retrieve his peaceful days?"

Ecchi sci-fi romance comedy.

Funny, and well drawn. The anime adaption of the manga is well done, adding a space chase in the introduction. Not sure why they keep showing that alien spiral symbol now and then, tho. It's a bit creepy and not in tune with this lighthearted comedy.

41 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-04 22:44 ID:lajOWRWu

The Tower of Druaga - the Aegis of Uruk - 01 raw
"This is the story of a warrior named Gil who, gathering companions along the way, embarks on a quest for the fabled Blue Crystal Rod, a powerful artifact rumored to be in the highest floor of Druaga. In order to do this, he must go through 60 floors of the immense tower."


Ep1 was the intro. Everything happens at light-speed, loves, betrayals, jokes, battles, everything. Maybe good for those who played the game back in the eighties, but for me it was like watching a silly movie in fast-forward. Waiting for ep2 to see the real start.

42 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-05 11:50 ID:lajOWRWu

Amatsuki 01 raw
"A high school boy, Rikudo Tokidoki, visits a high-tech theme park where visitors can experience the scenery via special goggles. However, a monster appears and he is brought into a world called “Amatsuki”. It looks like the last days of the Edo Era, but monsters and humans coexist there. He meets a girl, Kuchiha, who saves him, and an old classmate who also visited the exhibition with him but was transferred two years before. Together, they start looking for the way back to their world."

Battling monsters in old Japan.

I'm getting a yaoi vibe from this... the guy is submissive, and his friend is over-aggressive. There's a girl, but she looks weird and unfeminine, not sure she's female, or even human. Lot of zooms on male chests. Females are ignored except for that weird girl(?).
This show looks intended for female viewers.

43 Name: Mr. Always Sages : 2008-04-05 12:08 ID:Heaven

>>34 He was still blind, it was all in his head.

44 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-05 15:52 ID:lajOWRWu

Kanokon 01 raw
"Oyamada Kota is an innocent boy who has been living in the countryside with his grandfather. He transfers to a High School in a big city. On the first day of school, a girl confesses to him. She is said to be the most beautiful girl in school. However, she has a secret..."

Ecchi romance with fox deities.

Nice art and pretty girls but I don't like shota stories. The dialogs sounded artificial to me. And why is this guy in a class with everybody is being much taller than him? Was his growth impaired?
For the fans.

45 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-06 00:18 ID:lajOWRWu

Kamen_no_Maid_Guy_01 raw
The story involves a normal girl, Fumiwara Naeka, who is half a year away from getting the rights to inherit her grandfather’s massive fortune. To protect her, her grandfather assigns her a warrior maid, actually a super-powered weirdo in a maid suit wearing a mask who doesn’t know the meaning of restraint.


Haha, the maid-guy looks like Batman fused with Bane and a shark. This is gonna be interesting.

46 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-06 02:01 ID:lajOWRWu

Blassreiter - 01
In the near future, a series of mysterious incidents occur. Dead bodies revive and turn into mechanical monsters which destroy all around them and are virtually indestructible. One man is given the ability to turn into the same type of monster while keeping his personality intact. However, a terrible fate befall those who chose this path...

Driving motorcycles and fighting mechas.

Looks like a cross between the Power_Rangers and Kaze_no_Stigma, the tough guys are screaming their lines like if everybody was deaf and there's a lot of 3D for the action scenes. I get the feeling this is more a promo piece for an upcoming shooting game than an anime with an evolved storyline. It's not bad, it's actually well done, but my interest for some modern Power Rangers variant is low.

47 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-06 12:29 ID:Heaven



Ah, no, that's the wrong name... I was thinking of an OVA with several episodes all in 3D where they are battling evil in armor in a big city with the help of angels from another dimension... The name eludes me at the moment.

48 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-06 21:33 ID:JRNNMUwH

Zettai Karen Children 01 raw
"In the not-so-distant future, people think it natural that Espers exist, but this does not mean that there is no conflict between Espers and normal people. Young scientific genius, Minamoto Koichi, is assigned to be a watchdog of level 7 (the highest rank) Esper girls, Kaoru, Aoi, and Shiho. Despite their cuteness, they have a little problem..."

Sci-fi, comedy.

Looking good.

49 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-06 21:56 ID:JRNNMUwH

Itazura na Kiss 01 raw
"Kotoko is a 17-year-old girl gives her best effort for everything. One day, after her new house is destroyed, she and her father go to live in his friend’s house. To her surprise, Naoki, a boy who dumped her despite her affections for him, is there. Kotoko happens to live in the same house as the smart, handsome boy, and as she comes to know him better, her feelings toward him grow stronger. Getting over the interfering family and suspicions from her classmates, can she make her love bear fruit?"


Typical shoujo: blurred borders screen, the guy she wants is an arrogant asshole she barely knows, the train of thoughts comes from one side only (the girl), she has major problems to get the guy, her purpose is to get married and nothing more, etc etc. Funny to see her antics and funny faces for a few minutes but more than that and I get very, very tired. For the fan.

50 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-07 20:22 ID:lajOWRWu

Wagaya no Oinari-sama - 01 raw
"A long time ago, a sacred fox was deified as the guardian of the Mizuchi Family. Kugen the Fox was very wise and it could use various magics. However, because it was too mischievous, it was sealed into a small shrine in the hill behind the Mizuchi house by a priest. But recently, Takagami Toru, a Mizuchi descendant, often dreams of a woman who seems like a monster. The head of the Mizuchi household deduces that some sort of danger looms over Toru, and she releases the sealed Kugen in order to protect him..."

Japanese foxes and mikos.

Ugh, the human characters look and act so bland... The fox is a bit less bland but his/her lines are not much better. Is this anime intended for a very young audience? I was bored.
I'll watch one more episode before I drop it.

51 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-08 00:31 ID:lajOWRWu

Nabari no Ou - 01 raw
"Rokujo Miharu is a boy who has a secret art living inside of him. Many ninja clans are seeking it, as the one who possesses it will become the ruler of the ninja world. A classmate started a club at school with his English teacher. They are trying to persuade him to join the club..."

Ninja fights.

I see only scrawny effeminate guys as heroes in this first episode. Ah, there is a girl scheduled for the second episode...
Okay, glancing quickly over the manga, I see that she behaves like a guy in a female form. And that the main hero behaves more like a girl than any of the girls. But then, the anime doesn't seem to follow the manga very closely.
I'll check the second episode to see how it goes.

52 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-08 21:33 ID:JRNNMUwH

Crystal Blaze 01 raw
"The streets of Rags Town, a place where the scum of the society gathers. Shun/Shu/Shuu is a detective living a free life in this town of outcasts doing what pleased him best. But this changes after meeting a mysterious girl who lost her memory. Now Shun has to solve this mystery as well as face a powerful enemy..."

Guns and naked babes.

Looks interesting. The apprentice detective schoolgirls are a bit nuts, but that makes for more action. Dunno yet how this is gonna develop.

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55 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-09 15:59 ID:JRNNMUwH

Himitsu -Top Secret- 01 raw
"The ninth forensic lab of the National Research Institute of Police Science, called The 9th, uses advanced technology to reproduce images of when the victim was alive from memories residing in the brain to solve difficult cases."

Police work.

Looks okay, but not my cup of tea: the chara designs don't appeal to me, the background music is kind of dull, we are going to get murder after murder to investigate... also why do we see only half naked guys in the ED? Is there a side story of boys love in addition to the crime scenes?

56 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-09 20:28 ID:JRNNMUwH

Monochrome Factor 01 raw
"On his way home, high school boy Akira encounters a beautiful guy dressed entirely in black. The man, named Shirogane, calls himself “Shadow shaped like a human”, and says that he’s been looking for Akiha for a long time. Akira doesn’t trust him, but Shirogane says that he will show Akira what “Shadow” is like if he goes to the school tonight."


Guys kissing. For the fan.

57 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-09 20:40 ID:JRNNMUwH

Special A 01 raw
"While the other students are children of rich families, Hanazono Hikari is raised in a common family. She attends this "SA" elite school in order to avenge her loss to Kei in a wrestling match when she was 6 years old. She thinks of Kei as a rival, and continues challenging Kei. However, she cannot beat him at any endeavor, and always finishes in second place."


Long bodies are loooong...
Why is the heroine drinking her tea in the giant glass house with a finger up if she is from a commoner family? Ah well, I suppose logic doesn't apply here. It's well done, but I doubt I'll follow this series, I don't think it'll go anywhere but a marriage, and the funny is laid too thick. For the fans.

58 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-09 20:46 ID:JRNNMUwH

Vampire Knight 01 raw
"Boarding school Kurosu Gakuen has two courses, the standard course (day class) which normal students attend, and the evening course (night class) for very smart and beautiful students. First grader Kurosu Yuki belongs to the day class. Yuki and her childhood friend Kiryu Zero crack down on day class students who bother the beautiful students of the night class. In addition, they also have an important mission protecting the secret of the night class.
That secret is… all the students of the night class are vampires."


One very average average girl, many pretty guys. I'll pass.

59 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-10 21:44 ID:JRNNMUwH

Library War 01 raw
"In the year 2019, 30 years have passed since the Media Purification Law, which cracks down on articles that incite public disorder or infringes human rights, was enacted. The agents of the Special Organization for Purification arm themselves and control various media. Meanwhile, libraries rise up against extralegal censorship."

Military life, love story.

The story of a girl who joined the military because she felt in love with a guy who defended her book purchase? Eek... I'm getting a "sad girl in snow" feeling here. I was hoping for an updated "Fahrenheit 451" story based on modern events, not Yet Another Shoujo Story.

60 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-11 02:35 ID:JRNNMUwH

Soul Eater 01 raw
"Once upon a time, the world was almost ruined by an entity named "Kishin". In order to ensure that it remains dormant, Shibusen, short for “SHInigami BUki SENmon gakkou” (Grim Reaper Weapon and Artisan Vocational School), was founded by Shinigami-sama. All the students of Shibusen are required to make the Death Scythe, the weapon of Shinigami-sama. It is made from 99 souls that have become eggs of Kishin and one soul of a witch."


I liked the first manga chapters with its sexy babes, but I can't remember what was the plot or even if the story developed. I recall that the sexiness was gone in the later chapters, leaving only a confusing story of wacky teens battles. This first episode is an upgrade to the manga, with an awesome animation and nice music, but I fear this is going to go the manga route, with its somewhat empty story. Hopefully the animators upgraded the story too. Or that the manga picked up later on.

61 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-04-11 16:13 ID:RHYinlkf

Kaiba ep 01

Masaaki Yuasa (Kemonozume, Mind Game, Cat Soup) channels Osamu Tezuka to create an extremely stylized yet subdued show about a world where memories and bodies have been separated. It mixes quiet, comtemplative stretches with high-paced action, and somewhat surreal, dark humor.

If you want something off the beaten track, watch this.

62 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-04-12 00:04 ID:QXpK0LfA

I don't think that being quiet makes them comtemplative. What does that mean, anyway?

63 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-12 00:49 ID:JRNNMUwH

Druaga no To - the Aegis of URUK - 02 raw
"The city of Mekia, the first stronghold on the first floor, is bustling with the Uruk Army preparing for the third campaign against Druaga. Adventurers drawn by the rumor of the Blue Crystal Rod, a legendary treasure said to be hidden on the top of the tower, also flock to the city."

The real episode 1.

Woah, the intro is about the guy waking up and going to school in the present time with his partners from the RPG going to school too, elsewhere in the town. I kinda would prefer this route, the blonde girl jumping into the train over other passengers looked good.
Ok, the story: the hero is weak and cowardly, so his partners drop him off before entering the city. Yay, friends! ^^; The (lame?) humor from the first "ep1" is gone.
But he then manages to gather another circle of partners... I suppose in game time that would take many hours. He even fights some bad guys. Level UP! Haha. Then he ends up in big troubles again at the end of the episode. So far, so good.

64 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-04-12 03:08 ID:RHYinlkf

Allison and Lillia ep 1

This is totally anime Biggles, and that is awesome.

65 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-04-12 03:08 ID:Heaven


It means "contemplative", I guess.

66 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-12 18:12 ID:JRNNMUwH

Golgo 13 - 01 raw
"Golgo-13 is hired for an assassination at a joint request by the FBI and the CIA, orders a custom-made sniper rifle, fucks a hooker so hard she wants another go, kills off five mafiosi on a revenge strike, picks up the modified rifle, flies over to the site in a propeller plane, then pops the target between the eyes at a distance of 2 km. End of ep1."

Slice-of-life of a hard-boiled assassin.

Long-running manga finally gets a TV anime adaption. Congrats, and ep1 was okay, but I don't know where this is going to go. There is only one hero, Golgo, and he is not the funny type. I suspect I'll get bored after a bunch of episodes.

67 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-04-12 18:53 ID:gGURq/hh

Golgo has been running since the 60s-70s and isn't stopping anytime soon; that episode was from chapter 75, whenever that came out. It's completely serious, since it is, of course, nonfiction.

I recognize the next chapter, so they may be trying to pick famous chapters to animate; hopefully this will result in us getting the stories where Nelson Mandela hires him to save South Africa, he goes into space and snipes a satellite with an M16, and he assassinates Princess Diana's boyfriend.

There shouldn't be any episode arcs, so I guess you can just watch whatever?

68 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-12 21:31 ID:JRNNMUwH

Kyouran Kazoku Nikki - 01 raw
"About 1,000 years ago, there was a very powerful creature who almost destroyed the world. Today (2063 AD), several are found to be potential reincarnations of that creature, so they are gathered together for surveillance by Midarezaki Ohka, a member of the Imperial Agency for Supernatural Phenomena."

Frantic comedy.

I need to see this subbed before I can get an opinion, too much talking for me to grasp. ^^;;

69 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-12 21:36 ID:JRNNMUwH

Allison & Lillia - 01 subbed
Okay, viewing this subbed, the episode is quite good.
So this anime is dependent on its plot, it seems. Hopefully it'll have a good story.

70 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-13 21:42 ID:JRNNMUwH

Nijuu-Mensou no Musume - 01 raw
=The Girl of Twenty-Faces. Alternate title: Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom Thief.
"Young Chiko/Chieko/Chizuko leads a rich but unhappy life after her parents passed away, and her aunt and uncle attempt to poison her, to claim her inheritance. After being rescued by the famous thief Nijumenso(=Man of 20 Faces), she walks out on a journey to a new world where she will encounter new friends."


I'm not a big fan of those stories where the thief pulls off incredible robberies he announced beforehand, unless it's fun like a Lupin. But this looks like a somewhat sad drama with a promise of hope at the end of the tunnel. Roger Smith from Big-O meets princess Sarah in a life of crime? Not sure if I want.

71 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-04-22 03:17 ID:JRNNMUwH

Real Drive Sennou Chosashitsu 01 (subbed)
2061 AD. Fifty years have passed since mankind developed the Network society. The Network accommodates personal memory data within cyber-enclaves, and pervades the lives of people.
This is the story of Masamichi Haru, who investigates the incidents that lie between reality and the Network.


Lots of cyber-babble crap that seems to come off from a cheap scifi movie. Suffocating.
Charas behave strangely, like if they were made of 3D meshes: the moves are too slow at times, and the shading is kind of artificial now and then. All the girls are very chubby -- did they try to come up with an original design by widening the 3D meshes?
The battle scene was nicely orchestrated, but that only lasted a few moments, and the piggish female body was a turn-off. Dunno, I may check a few more eps to see if this gets any better.

72 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-06-22 23:09 ID:JRNNMUwH

The Telepathy Girl Ran ep1 raw
"Ran is a bright and energetic first-grader in junior high school who possesses supernatural abilities. Ran is troubled by her powers because it seems to spark off the ill intentions of people in contact with her..."

Paranormal, school life.

This first episode was about showing how Ran is "such a nice girl" and how the new girl in class is "oh so evil". A bit gratingly annoying, but the final battle at the end was interesting.

73 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-06-25 22:14 ID:JRNNMUwH

Kite Liberator 1
"Years after the events in "Kite", a new killer has appeared in town. They call her the Angel of Death, an unfeeling assassin who eliminates her targets with cold precision, leaving only a flurry of feathers as her calling card..."

Violent thriller.

I didn't like the ISS scenes. Lighted candles in space? Throwing a glass of liquid because one is upset in a space station? "Momentary" artificial gravity? Using the shuttle main thrusters to dock with the station?... The rough re-entry didn't make too much ballistic sense either. The rest of the story, on Earth, was okay. The characters are likable.

74 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-06-25 22:27 ID:JRNNMUwH

Hoshi no Umi no Amuri 01 raw
Girl is sent to space to a station, but is caught in a space war.

3D sci-fi.

Lol, they sent her in that big shuttle.. alone? And she can stay in a vacuum without breathing for a long time? Okay, let's only look at the visuals: explosions, a frantic talking computer, explosions, a goth girl with an eyepatch, explosions, a Chinese girl with prehensile hair(?) appears after her ship exploded, explosions,... then it ends on a cliffhanger: they realize they have no air!

75 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-06-26 23:38 ID:JRNNMUwH

Chocolate Underground - 01
"“From 5 o’clock this evening, chocolate is illegal,” it's the law. The 'Good For You' party has won the elections and announced the Chocolate Prohibition law. They prohibit all sweet things, including chocolates, because they are harmful to one’s health."

Love story?

Bunch of nonsense, with the army destroying out a house because the owners have some chocolate. The story is shorter than the OP+ED combined, so the first episode barely introduced the characters, two boys in love with a (tsundere? very dense?) girl who manages a sweets shop. Hard to form an opinion yet.

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77 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-06-28 00:42 ID:UkUD+E/C

Way to spam your announcement in a FULL REVIEWS SEASON 2008 thread

78 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-03 00:06 ID:JRNNMUwH

Slayers Revolution 01 raw
"Since they had lost the sword of the light during the previous fight, Lina and Gourry continued their journey to find a new weapon. When they are teasing pirates in Ruvinagald Kingdom where they happen to drop by, they meet Amelia and Zelgadiss again. While they are delighted at their reunion, a man named Wiser, a Special Inspector of Ruvinagard Kingdom appears."

Adventure, fantasy.

I liked the first part of the episode with the pirates, the second part put me to sleep. Maybe I need to see this subbed... or it's that I don't find Slayers funny anymore after 10 minutes.

79 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-03 00:12 ID:JRNNMUwH

Sekirei 01 raw
"Sabashi Minato is a high school graduate who failed his college exams last year. He is a loser; he doesn't have any goals nor does he have any friends, let alone a girlfriend. He failed all his exams this year, too. On his way home, a beautiful girl suddenly falls from the sky. Her name is Yui. She identifies herself as one of the Sekirei and has chosen Minato as her Ashikabi, her fated partner."

Fighting harems.

It's dumb, but I like it. Girl can't seem to keep her clothes on, whee. Lotsa nonstop action!

80 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-03 00:21 ID:JRNNMUwH

Ultraviolet Code 044 - 01 raw
"044 becomes the strongest female soldier excelling in combat through gene manipulation using a virus. However, in exchange for her abilities, her days become numbered. The next mission of the government is to destroy a bloodthirsty squad, Phage, and its leader King. In her battle, she encounters a Phage soldier, Luka, and finds herself unable to kill him. She wonders why, but as a result, Daxus Jr., the leader of the government group, regards her as a traitor. She is targeted by both Phage and the government, and she runs away with the injured Luka."


I like the BladerRunnerish scenery, I dislike the weird, inconsistent character designs. Is it a homage to some dead scifi writer? Too much text, I need to see this subbed before I can form a better opinion. So far I'm not very impressed.

81 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-03 03:55 ID:ZDufRJW1


82 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-03 22:18 ID:JRNNMUwH

Strike Witches TV 01 raw
"The world falls under attack when mysterious entities suddenly appear. Only girls possessing magical abilities are able to fight them. They install weaponry in their own bodies and engage their enemy over land, sea and air. The battles of these girls who defend the world begins now."

Magical half-human young girls with no pants fight for peace with guns blazing.

Hahaha. Too many things make no sense... but it's well done, and the music is nice.

83 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-03 22:26 ID:JRNNMUwH

Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto -Natsu no Sora- 01 raw
"The story is set in present day Tokyo, but a little different from our world. There, people called Mahoushi or Mage Labour live. They have magical abilities and are licensed by the Bureau of Magic. In order to become Mage Labor, 16-year-old boys and girls gather in Tokyo to get trained. This story revolves around Suzuki Sora, a 16-year-old girl who had come from Biei, Hokkaodo to become a Mage Labor, and the five trainees including Midorikawa Gota, and the instructors."

Slice of magical life.

Lots of scenery... is there a story? I need to see this subbed to know if there is a plot.

84 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-05 09:07 ID:Heaven

>>83 scenery?


85 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-05 19:36 ID:JRNNMUwH

>>84 No, countryside stuff. Then at the end of the episode she goes in a plane to Tokyo.

86 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-05 19:49 ID:JRNNMUwH

Tetsuwan Birdy Decode 01 TV raw
An officer of the Space Federation, Birdy Chiffon Altira, chases a fugitive who had stolen Ryunka, and arrives on Earth. There, she happens to kill a high school boy, Senkawa Tsutomu. Until his broken body can be restored, his body and mind are implanted into Birdy's body. This is how their two-minds-in-one-body life begins.


Looks like a retelling of the story from the beginning. But the university guy from the OVAs has been replaced by a young teenager. The flippant family + sister from the OVAs have been replaced by... nothing, the mom and dad are out on a trip. Birdy herself doesn't even score one capture in this first episode. I would have preferred they continue from the OVAs, but ok. Animation is fluid. Birdy seems to be the same as the old Birdy, altho maybe a less mature in her reactions... why is she acting afraid of the old lady? In short, the OVA was better, but this version is probably going to be entertaining too... I hope.

87 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-06 23:16 ID:JRNNMUwH

Takane no Jitensha raw
"An 11-year-old boy, Takasumi Takane, will be given a new bicycle if his exam results are in the top 100, but his results put him in 112th place. He tells his mother a lie that he placed 92nd, and he tears the sheet apart. On his way home from cram school, he breaks the old bicycle that he is supposed to hand down to his little sister..."


"Don't tell a lie" one-shot, told in 20 minutes or so. Too convoluted to be believable. Reportedly the story won the prize for a scriptwriting contest by the TV station ANIMAX. Either the animators stripped parts of the original story to fit it in the episode, or the story was weak to begin with.

88 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-08 20:30 ID:JRNNMUwH

World Destruction 01 raw
"The story takes place in a world surrounded by a sea of sand. There, the human race is ruled by demi-humans. Kirie is a young man who works at a restaurant in a small port town in the sea of sand. He is indifferent towards the world, which is why when he sees the wanted poster for the “World Destruction Committee”, he isn’t interested in it. However, his life changes dramatically when he encounters a girl, Morte. She is on the run for being a member of the “World Destruction Committee”..."

Adventure, fantasy, talking bears.

Argh, those voices are annoying. The girl voice is too soft to be a World Destructor. The guy voice is whiny. The bear voice, well it's a bear -kuma. I like the action scenes, the talking parts put me to sleep... hey, even the guy falls asleep when the girl tries to explain him what's going on. Sleep? Slayers put me to sleep too... and it also had a living plushie... and a dumb male sidekick... A clone?

89 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-08 20:52 ID:JRNNMUwH

Natsume Yuujinchou - 01 raw
"Since she could see monsters, Natsume Reiko was alienated by normal people. In order to escape from the loneliness, she challenged monsters to fights. She took away their names, binding them to obedience, and put the names in a contract book. Her grandson, Takashi, has inherited her ability to see monsters. He finds the book, and resolves to return to the monsters their names which were taken away from them..."


Not bad, but not my cup of tea. The guy is a loner. The anime tries to make him sympathetic by giving him a weird talking fat cat as sidekick, but it feels forced to me. For the fan.

90 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-09 01:47 ID:JRNNMUwH

Koihime Musou 01 raw
Retelling of “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” with cute girls as generals competing against each other. In this ep strong busty-girl meets even stronger loli-girl and they move toward more adventures after battling each other and taking a bath.


Only girls it seems. The dialog tired me after a while, with the fake old Japanese and the loli saying "-nanoda" at the end of all her sentences... I ended skipping forward a few times. The busty girl is "too clean", with a white collar despite her cape being in tatters at the bottom. Sudden SD (Super Deformed) scenes are popping out of the blue now and then. It doesn't feel real... Well, it's a h-game adaptation... but without any sex or even eroticism. Nudity is covered with smoke.
The combats? Well, they bang each other all day long with their sticks... Didn't seem very exciting either. An anime for kids.

91 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-12 00:40 ID:JRNNMUwH

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu 01 raw
"Nogizaka Haruka is a perfect girl with many talents. She is the daughter of a rich family, beautiful, good-natured, and kind to everyone. However, Noigizaka Haruka hides a secret from others within her perfect exterior..."


High production values. And for once, the male protagonist isn't a weak otaku... he's a normal one! I laughed a few times in the first 3/4 of the episode, the rest was just standard romance. Looking forward to the next episode.

92 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-13 19:37 ID:JRNNMUwH

Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo 01 raw
"Inspector Yakushiji Ryoko is an elite bureaucrat who has graduated from Tokyo University and appointed to a criminal councilor of the Police Office. She is a perfect girl; she is smart, a good athlete, and a woman of great beauty. However, her arrogant character spoils all her virtues, and they say even Dracula avoids from approaching her. Pushed around by Ryoko,
an assistant inspector, Izumi Junichoro, and Ryoko inspect mysterious cases that cannot be cleared by science."

Detective story.

I get the feeling this is based on an old book. Very little use of cell phones, no notepads (they use paper.) The cells when they appear are modern-looking tho, so it's supposed to be a contemporary story. But a police guy tries to beat her because she was too flippant? Was the book written in the sixties or what? I'm afraid we're going to see more of those anachronisms...

93 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-13 22:02 ID:8ADDTObs

Second episode any good?

94 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-14 00:10 ID:JRNNMUwH

Second episode... let me remember...
The I-hate-war rookie changes her mind and pilots the special hitech boots (conveniently laying there) for the first time and without any training does it better than a pro; the whole fleet is destroyed but the big aircraft carrier is still afloat... in other words the valiant nonsense is still going strong!
Haha. I have to say it makes me laugh.

95 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-14 01:20 ID:RHYinlkf

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu 01

Oh my god, this is bad. A title stolen from Haruhi, jokes stolen from NHK (except they forgot to steal the part where it was funny), and the worst kind of otaku pandering. Not a single thing in this episode was exciting or interesting in any way, other than the chiptune AMV some insane fansubber put in instead of a commercial break.

It has Mamiko Noto in it, which is a goddamn waste of Mamiko Noto. Stay far, far away.

96 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-14 21:16 ID:JRNNMUwH

Blade of the Immortal 01 raw
"In the chaotic world of eighteenth-century Japan, outlaw samurai who settle disputes with their blades aren't uncommon. But one ronin is different: the wandering outlaw who calls himself Manji. Years ago, he betrayed his corrupt lord, and since then he's killed a hundred men and earned a reputation as the toughest man in Japan. Of course, every other would-be tough guy who wants to make a name for himself is gunning for Manji, but they don't know his secret: a cranky old nun has filled his body with mystical "holy bloodworms" that repair any damage done to Manji's body. He can't die... even if he wants to!"

Samurai fights.

Long talks, short battles. Women are hapless, men are hateful. I'm bored already.

97 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-07-17 07:25 ID:JRNNMUwH

Xam’d: Lost Memories 01 sub
"Akiyuki lives on Sentan Island, a land that has preserved its status as a free and peaceful island in a world consumed by fighting between the Northern and Southern Governments. All of this changes when Akiyuki boards a bus along with a mysterious white-haired girl who transforms his arm with the lost memories and power of Xam’d."

Alternate universe scifi.

High production values. Looks interesting. A bit confusing on who is who, why is the island under military rule if it's a free island? And apparently one can get shot if one says the wrong thing. Not very free to me. And who are those guys in the postal airship?
Anyway, this is an introductory episode.

98 Name: Beniyasha : 2008-07-24 04:44 ID:1Uds14PD

Zero No Tsukaima Princess no Rondo

Following Saito's heroic actions in the War with Albion in season two, Saito & Louise return to Tristain, only to have the runes which bind Saito & Louise disappear. Saito & Louise struggle with a relationship no longer defined as Master & Familiar, as they search for an Elf who has the power to restore the dead to life, and may hold the key to understanding Saito's loss of the Gandalfr's power.

99 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-25 13:05 ID:Heaven


That's not a review, that's a plot summary.

100 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-07-26 19:50 ID:JAHlzGyB

Koihime Musou

More eroge adaptations need to ditch the main self-insertion character. Is still very much uneventful, save the occasional assault of bandits/duels between the other Three Kingdoms characters. Being very "colourful" seems to be the only thing going for it so far.

101 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-08-10 23:21 ID:JRNNMUwH

Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel - 01 raw OVA
"Haruka Minnazuki and Aoi Kannazuki, also known as, Red Angel and Blue Angel respectively, are Magical Girls that fight bad guys in the name of justice."

Magical girls.

Incredible corny cliches, with the young blond guy with black glasses smiling evilly like in a real crappy hentai video. I'm guessing this is intended for people with low IQs or very young girls? On one hand I'm interested: at the end when they are crying when they lose their powerups, where is the traditional teddy bear who gave them the magical items? Or did they get it from a vending machine? On the other hand I'm not sure I want to see more of this syrupy schmaltz.

102 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-08-11 18:44 ID:Heaven


"Very young girls" don't pay 6000 yen for a single episode of an anime.

103 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-08-14 13:17 ID:Heaven

>>102 Depends how much they get from their night job I guess.

104 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-09-30 20:34 ID:JRNNMUwH

Hakushaku to Yousei - 01 RAW
"The story is set in Victorian England. It follows the adventures of 17-year old Lydia Carlton, who is nicknamed "the Fairy Doctor" due to her interest in fairies. She meets Edgar J. C. Ashenbert, the "Earl of Blue Knights," on a sea voyage to London and joins him in his quest for a legendary ancestral sword."

Shojo (a story for girls.)

Those pauses annoyed me (every time something happened, the camera froze on her.) Also, the injured pretty boy didn't look like he was in a critical situation, having the time to sparkle his teeth at her and sending flirting signs now and then. 'Looks like this was written by someone with no experience of men or even life.

105 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-01 22:31 ID:JRNNMUwH

Toradora 01 raw
"Due to his rough appearance, Takasu Ryuji, a second grader, is thought of being a juvenile delinquent by others. One day, he encounters a new classmate, Aisaka Taiga also known as "Tenori Tiger" (small tiger in a palm) because she's very short, selfish, quick-tempered, and unstoppable."

School life.

Not bad. They changed a few minor points from the manga, but the general plot is the same. I would have liked more screen time for Minori (Takasu's secret love crush) tho, because honestly I don't care very much about Taiga's crazy antics. But it seems that the anime will be all about Takasu+Taiga, and that the others will only appear as cameos, almost cardboard figurants.

106 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-02 17:04 ID:JRNNMUwH

Hyakko 01 raw
"Hyakko is a slapstick comedy which follows the lives of four high school girls as they get into various high jinx."

Slice of life.

Animated, this episode felt very looooooong. Lots of talking, not much happening compared to the manga. The part with the classical music was nice, but the whole thing dragged on. I had even the time to notice all the lighting errors (the shadows didn't seem to remain in the same place from scene to scene.) The funny bits from the manga felt flat. Bad delivery?

107 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-02 17:26 ID:JRNNMUwH

Casshern Sins - 01 RAW
"Cassern is about a cyborg who rises against the robotic armies that have subjugated all of humanity."

Masked-superhero genre.

For kids? Good guy works for good, evil guy works for evil. And I bet good guy always wins at the end. Whee...
For the fans.

108 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-02 21:25 ID:JRNNMUwH

Shikabane Hime: Aka 01 raw
"Shikabane are the living dead who still work even after they die because of strong attachment or obsession. They attack people and kill them. Shikabane Hime is the girl created to hunt Shikabane.
A boy, Kagami Ohri, was adopted by Tagami Keisei, a Buddhist priest of Kongon Clan, when he was a child and was raised in an asylum. One night at the temple, he finds a girl, and who seems to be dead..."

Zombie Tomb Raider.

I like! But I don't like the voices of some of the protagonists, they sound like wimps. Lots of bad VOs recently in anime. Cheap castings? Or is the old guard retiring?
Anyway, in the action scenes they don't talk much so it's fine.

109 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-03 00:59 ID:JRNNMUwH

Yozakura Quartet - 01 raw
"This city may look like a typical suburban town, but among its residents are a group of teenage kids who keep things in order with their secret abilities. Psychopathic shooters and demonically possessed dogs are all in a day's work for the Yozakura Quartet, but sometimes it's the day-to-day challenges that can really take it out of them."

Super-detectives battling youkais. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y%C5%8Dkai)

I like the chara designs, it's pretty and smoothly animated. Good soundtrack too. But the enemies so far were very lame. Is it going to get better?

110 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-03 02:24 ID:JRNNMUwH

Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka - 01 RAW
Junichi Nagase kisses Yuuhi Katagiri, a new transfer student. Not understanding why he did that, she kicks him.


Character designs by the Da_Capo team, so we get the usual sister-clone. Likely to be based on a h-game, and to be used as promo for it. No sex scenes in the anime, only talking parts and a few rare action scenes, like this one where the guy gets kicked in the balls. Ouch. And even that part isn't animated. Re-Ouch.

111 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-03 02:49 ID:JRNNMUwH

Kuroshitsuji 01 raw
"Near the end of the 19th century in England, during the Victorian Age, there is a butler named Sebastian, who works for a famous lord, Phantomhive. Sebastian is a man of perfection, and his knowledge, education, cooking, and martial arts abilities are excellent.
Today, as usual, wearing a black dress suit, he works elegantly for his 12-year-old pampered master."

Alucard as a butler.

I dunno, the story didn't grab me. I'm not even sure there's a story besides pampering the young master.

112 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-03 21:14 ID:JRNNMUwH

Tales of the Abyss 01 raw
"Kidnapped seven years ago, Luke returns to his family with no memories of his life before. In order to protect him, Luke's father keeps him confined to the tame lifestyle of the palace. Suddenly, due to circumstances beyond his control Luke is thrust into the outside world..."

Sassy swashbuckling saga spiced with spells.

This first episode was pretty lively. Hopefully it'll keep like that in future episodes.

113 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-04 06:31 ID:iOB6u7DY

Casshern Sins:
Casshern destroyed the world along with a bunch of robots, now he regrets it and destroys the robots instead. Inventive animation, though most of the invention is devoted to not having to animate the fighting. Like half the episode is taken up with Casshern flirting with an ugly 4 year old girl robot, which was really weird and I wish it wasn't in there. Art style is like a manic Kaiba/60s crossover and is really nice. Kicking robots in the face is also really nice. Dialogue is 100% emo.

Hokuto no Ken - Raoh Gaiden:
Since Sling isn't even manly enough for Casshern I bet he won't like this one. Raoh is the master of punching people, to the point where there was no tension in the Raoh vs 30 people with mohawk fights occuring regularly in this episode. Animation is awful but dedicated to the right things. Raoh's voice actor projects like a motherfucker.

114 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-04 15:22 ID:JRNNMUwH

Tentai Senshi Sunred 01 raw
"A collection of short stories about the daily loves of Sunred and a plethora of random villains. Sunred is a "typical" sentai [*] superhero and he has plenty of villains living in dark lairs (or small apartments) chasing after him to do dastardly things. The story's mostly about his daily life, buying food, arguing with his wife, etc."

Sentai jokes.

Crappy art, crappy jokes, crappy animation, crappy colors. For the fan.

115 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-04 22:54 ID:JRNNMUwH

Kannagi 01 raw
"An art student named Jin Mikuriya carves a statue from the wood of the Kannagi tree only to have the statue come to life in the form of a goddess, who has now taken over the statue. He and "Nagi" work together to destroy the impurities that are gathering in the town."

Loli goddesses of the land loiter with the living.

I don't recall the guy being so obsessed with sex, nudity and underwear in the manga. Nor do I recall her being so violent. Did they change it for the anime? I liked the manga, but I don't feel to watch a lolifest-modded story.

116 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-04 23:43 ID:JRNNMUwH

Kurogane no Linebarrels 01 raw
"Fourteen-year-old Kouichi Hayase’s life has always been a mediocre one, if not dismal. One day a meteor falls and crashes to Earth, right where he is. But he awakens unarmed, and even near a naked girl."

Big robots destroy all but save the day in the end.

D'oh, his friend is under a stone wall, but the guy decides instead to make a long speech about Justice? That's the hero?
I'd like to see more of the naked girl, but the "hero" is a creep. OTOH, the bad guys as well as the good guys in the giant robots don't sound very sane either. I dunno...

117 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-05 00:41 ID:JRNNMUwH

To Aru Majutsu no Index 01 raw
"Set in a city of scientifically advanced superhuman students, but in a world where magic is also real. Toma Kamijo’s right hand, the Imagine Breaker, will negate all magic, psychic, or divine powers, but not his own bad luck. One day he finds a young girl hanging on his balcony..."

Forbidden magic in a scientific world.

Several things didn't seem to make sense, I need to see this subbed to make sure I didn't misheard things. But I liked the overall lively exposition of this first episode, so I'm sold anyway. Good stuff.

118 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-05 19:38 ID:JRNNMUwH

Kemeko Deluxe! - 01 raw
"Kobayashi Sampeita is a high school boy. He cannot forget his first love who transferred schools, leaving a message that she'd marry him when they met again 10 years later. One day, Kemeko, a weird girl in a wedding dress, arrives, and announces that she's his bride."

FLCL-style comedy.

Sci-fi and pretty girls hijinks, my kind of anime! But the manga is not finished... How's the anime gonna fare?

119 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-06 01:07 ID:JRNNMUwH

Ga-Rei Zero 01 raw
"A special forces unit is fighting supernatural spirits for a secret government agency."

Zombies don't die.

Cool music, cool teamwork, cool sexy babes, cool poses, cool guns, cool bikes. Everything is going dandy, but it's boring as it's so perfect... Except, everything goes wrong in the last minute! Haha. I have -no- idea where this anime is going now. 'Need another episode.

120 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-06 19:57 ID:JRNNMUwH

Quick reviews:

Macademi Wasshoi! - 01 raw: for kids. No interest.

Skip Beat! - 01 raw: for girls. No interest.

Vampire_Knight_Guilty_-_01 raw: for girls. No interest.

121 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-07 21:24 ID:JRNNMUwH

Mouryou_no_Hako 01 raw
"The story follows a series of bizarre murders of schoolgirls who have been dismembered and stuffed into boxes. The private investigator hired by a missing daughter's mother joins forces with an antique book seller and others to unravel the murder spree."


Creepy. Not my cup of tea.

122 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-07 21:37 ID:JRNNMUwH

Quick reviews:

To Aru Majutsu no Index 01 subbed: okay, I didn't find anything wrong with the story itself. So far so good.

ef - a tale of melodies - 01 raw: as weird camera positions as in the first season. Again, a storytelling I can't immerse in. I liked the naked tits scene, but I didn't like its blurriness.

123 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-09 00:34 ID:JRNNMUwH

Kurozuka - 01 raw
"Kuro, a 12th-century man, while fleeing in the mountains with his brother, meets a strange, beautiful woman named Kuromitsu. Kuro falls in love with Kuromitsu but later realizes she conceals a dark secret.."

Slashing humans and monsters for love.

I'm not a big fan of old Japan horror stories. Or even contemporary horror stories. I'll pass.

124 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-09 00:46 ID:JRNNMUwH

Bihada Ichizoku - 01 raw
"There is a World Beautiful-Skin Competition (WBC) to which the 3 billion woman of the world aspire to win. Carrying on the 300-year legacy of the competition are twin Bihada sisters, Sara ans Saki."

Skincare anime.

'Didn't grab me...

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126 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-10 00:59 ID:JRNNMUwH

Chaos;HEAd 01 raw
"Takumi is a high school student. He is withdrawn and not interested in 3D things. One day, when he chats on the internet, someone contacts him and gives him an URL. He ends up going to the site but finds an image that suggests a murder..."


Haha. The guy is a delusional otaku and the anime is trying to scare the viewer, but it made me laugh instead. It's too unreal. The animation is awesome tho, so I ended watching all of it. To be seen for the visuals, not for the story.

127 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-10 02:04 ID:JRNNMUwH

TYTANIA 01 raw
"After venturing into outerspace, humanity have built many planetary cities. Most of these cities were affiliated to the Interstellar Federation, and it became the biggest force in the galaxy. Therefore, people believed that the Age of the Federation would last long. However, the situation changes when a tribe called Tytania secedes from the Federation..."

Space wars.

Cheap, I saw a bunch of recycled animations and various shortcuts. Even the intro is recycled from the episode's animations. I suppose the interest is in the battle strategies and discussions? Then I'd need to see this subbed. I read the novel is incomplete and has not been worked on since 1991, tho...

128 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-12 16:35 ID:oKv1WATn


Oh god I wonder how are they going to condense the adaption from the vn into 12 episodes.Also, the pace is too fast lol

129 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-12 20:33 ID:JRNNMUwH

Adaptation? From what I gathered from glancing at jp sites, the anime is an original story. I saw a few posts complaining that the anime should have adapted the first game.

130 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-13 02:42 ID:eFw28wra

Oh man I totally forgot about this. I haven't watched any anime for ages, I only clicked the board because I was really bored, but I love Kyougoku Natsuhiko. I'm downloading it now, I hope it's a good adaptation.

131 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-13 04:46 ID:yDN+mNSQ

>Adaptation? From what I

That game from Nitro+ that was released 2008.4. In some Animedia (or Megami, forgot now) Issue they said that the story should be "based" on the Game.

132 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-13 15:44 ID:JRNNMUwH

>>131 Ah, ok. Maybe they were complaining the anime didn't follow -their- favorite route, then. We'll see.

133 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-13 20:52 ID:oKv1WATn

 ( <◎> 皿<◎>)Whose~Eyes~

  (<◎>皿 <◎> )Are~Those~

m9 ( <◎> 皿 <◎> ) Eyes!?

134 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2008-10-14 20:08 ID:JRNNMUwH

TYTANIA 01 subbed

Okay, now that it's translated the show is much more interesting, I liked it. But those battleship scenes still look so cheaply animated... And the human scenes were very static...
I dunno. I maybe want to see more of that babe with the exposed midriff from the outro. I'm not so hot to see more of those arrogant old dudes.

135 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-10-16 17:08 ID:zsRJ+lmG

>>133 reminds me of Muhyo and Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation...

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