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The Next Anime to Get Reviews Will Be...
Your Name (Film, 106 mins., CoMix Wave Films)
A Silent Voice
(Film, 129 mins., Kyoto Animation)
Yona of the Dawn
(TV, 24 eps., Studio Pierrot)
(TV, 25 eps., Kyoto Animation)
Otaku no Video
(OVA, 2 eps., Gainax)
The Wings of Honneamise
(Film, 121 mins., Gainax)
Gunbuster ~Aim for the Top!~
(OVA, 6 eps., Gainax)

About This Page:

Anime reviews. Did that phrase just now excite you in any way? If it did, then what you'll find here will tickle you senseless and fulfill your wildest dreams! If it didn't, then, well, sorry. Maybe check out my stuff anyway, just for curiosity's sake? Because my overlong opinions on anime are all you're going to find here, so I wouldn't expect to find anything else if I were you.

About Me:
I'm just a loser who's got an English degree and is really into anime, video games, movies, music, and D&D. You want to know more about my preferences of those things? Not really? Well, that's too bad, because I'm gonna tell ya anyway! And keep an eye out for my list of favorite stuff below, followed by a complete list of rankings I've given to all the anime I've reviewed!
My Taste in Anime!
For anime, I tend to look for series heavy on action and/or drama, though I certainly won't turn my nose up at a good comedy. Well-written characters are a must, and I'm a sucker for heavy themes or good ol' fist-pumping "Hurrah!"s, too. Slice-of-life anime are very much something I tend to avoid unless it's something really damn good, like Bunny Drop or Azumanga Daioh. And I hate moe in general, except for the scant few titles that follow my rules listed above (e.g. Clannad ~After Story~).
My Taste in Video Games!
JRPGs, spectacle brawlers, platformers, and generally any behind-the-shoulder 3rd-person games are the order of the day. I tend to not like any 1st-person game, and I LOATHE isometric-viewpoint games and real-time strategy games with every fiber of my being. Click-to-move is digital cancer, and should be eradicated immediately.
My Taste in Movies!
I'm really boring in this category--I'll just take anything that's good. I tend to prefer comedies, but it's a slight trend, and even then it better damn well be well-written and character-driven. And despite what the list below will tell you, I'm actually really into atmospheric horror films like the first few entries of Paranormal Activity as well as Oculus, The Exorcist, and Insidious. If there's one thing I cannot stand, however, it's campy Z-grade films of any kind. A few have their charms (Troll 2, The Room), but aside from those, I have no patience for that kind of stuff whatsoever.
My Taste in Music!
Heavy metal and pop comprise the majority of my library. Well, to be more specific, heavy metal largely of the 80s fantasy-tinged blue-collar breed, of the European symphonic power metal persuasion, or, in a strange reversal, of the super-melancholy death/doom metal variety. My favorite metal bands include Nightwish, Iced Earth, Sonata Arctica, and Type O Negative, if that's any help. As for pop, if it ain't the soothing, calming Japanese works of Ayumi Hamasaki, Hanako Oku, or KOKIA, it's a pick-and-mix of pop music classics from the 60s through the 90s. The leftover stragglers include movie soundtracks, a few pop-punk bands in the vein of Teenage Bottlerocket and The Lillingtons, and some video game tunes.
My Taste in D&D!
Otherwise known as Dungeons and Dragons, for those not in the know. I like 3rd edition, Pathfinder, and 5th edition fine enough for looser games, but 4th edition is my jam--more class and race choices, lots of great combat customization, and endless potential for creating cool characters to roleplay with (what WOULD a space goblin Assassin with a six-foot-long sword be like...?). Don't listen to those dunderheads out there who say 4th edition limits roleplaying--it doesn't, you can roleplay however you like with any system--because if you need a rule book to hold your hand on how to roleplay your character, you're doing it wrong. Coming up with crazy characters is like a drug, and 4th edition allows me to overdose as much as I could ever want.

Top 10 Anime Series:
1. Fate/Zero
2. Gurren Lagann
3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
4. Now and Then, Here and There
5. Fantastic Children
6. Monster
7. Berserk
8. Hajime no Ippo
9. Steins;Gate
10. Death Parade
Runner Ups:
Cowboy Bebop
Fruits Basket
Sound! Euphonium
From the New World

Top 10 Anime Films:
1. Millennium Actress
2. Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro
3. Castle in the Sky
4. 5 Centimeters Per Second
5. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
6. Porco Rosso
7. Voices of a Distant Star
8. Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance
9. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
10. Perfect Blue
Runner Ups:
Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
Wolf Children Ame and Yuki
Junkers Come Here
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Tokyo Godfathers

Top 10 Video Games:
1. Persona 4 Golden (PSVita)
2. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
3. Final Fantasy IX (PS1)
5. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)
6. God of War II (PS2)
7. Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
8. Pokémon (Various Systems)
9. Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
10. Mass Effect 2 (PC)
Runner Ups:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
Rampage: Universal Tour (PS1)
Team Fortress 2 (PC)
Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PC)

Top 10 Non-Anime Films:
1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
4. Airplane!
5. Beauty and the Beast
6. Back to the Future
7. Clerks
8. Office Space
9. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
10. Toy Story
Runner Ups:
Forrest Gump
The Truman Show
Blazing Saddles
The Prince of Egypt

Top 10 Non-Anime TV Series:
1. Daria
2. Mythbusters
3. South Park
4. Family Guy (Seasons 1-3)
5. Futurama
6. Invader Zim
7. Beavis & Butthead
8. Ren & Stimpy
9. Adam Ruins Everything
10. Avatar: The Last Airbender
Runner Ups:
Bob's Burgers
Ghost Adventures
The Naked Archaeologist
Rocko's Modern Life
Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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

5 Centimeters Per Second (Film) - 9.5/10

Akira (Film) - 5/10
Angel Beats! (TV Series) - 8/10
AnoHana (TV Series) - 9/10
Astro Fighter Sunred (TV Series) - 9/10
Azumanga Daioh (TV Series) - 9/10

Baccano! (TV Series) - 9/10
Bamboo Blade (TV Series) - 8.5/10
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (TV Series) - 7/10
Berserk (TV Series) - 9/10
Berserk Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King (Film) - 2.5/10
Berserk Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (Film) - 6.5/10
Berserk Golden Age Arc III - Descent (Film) - 7.5/10
Big O, The (TV Series) - 6/10
Black Lagoon (TV Series) - 9/10
Blood Blockade Battlefront (TV Series) - 7.5/10
Bunny Drop (TV Series) - 9/10

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

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

End of Evangelion, The (Film) - 5.5/10
Eureka Seven (TV Series) - 7.5/10
Excel Saga (TV Series) - 6.5/10

Fantastic Children (TV Series) - 9.5/10
Fate/Stay Night (TV Series) - 3/10
Fate/Stay Night 2014 (TV Series) - 8/10
Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works] (Film) - 7/10
Fate/Zero (TV Series) - 9.5/10
FLCL (OVA Series) - 8.5/10
From the New World (TV Series) - 9.5/10
Fruits Basket (TV Series) - 9.5/10
Full Moon wo Sagashite (TV Series) - 7.5/10
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV Series) - 8/10
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV Series) - 9/10

Garden of Words, The (Film) - 9/10
Ghost in the Shell (Film) - 7/10
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV Series) - 7/10
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (TV Series) - 9.5/10
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex [Solid State Society] (Film) - 7/10
Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The (Film) - 9/10
Great Teacher Onizuka (TV Series) - 8/10
Gungrave (TV Series) - 9.5/10
Gurren Lagann (TV Series) - 9.5/10
Gurren Lagann the Movie: Childhood's End (Film) - 4.5/10
Gurren Lagann the Movie: The Lights in the Sky are Stars (Film) - 5/10

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

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (Film) - 8.5/10
Junkers Come Here (Film) - 9.5/10

K-On! (TV Series) - 6.5/10
Kara no Kyoukai (Film Series) - 8/10
Kill la Kill (TV Series) - 9.5/10
Kino's Journey (TV Series) - 9.5/10

Last Exile (TV Series) - 7/10
Life of Pi (Film) - 10/10
Lupin III: Episode 0 First Contact (Film) - 9.5/10
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (Film) - 10/10

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The (TV Series) - 8.5/10
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya S2, The (TV Series) - 3.5/10
Michiko & Hatchin (TV Series) - 6.5/10
Midori Days (TV Series) - 8.5/10
Millennium Actress (Film) - 10/10
Monster (TV Series) - 10/10
MY (Love) STORY!! (TV Series) - 8.5/10

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (TV Series) - 7.5/10
NANA (TV Series) - 8.5/10
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV Series) - 7/10
Noir (TV Series) - 4.5/10
Now and Then, Here and There (TV Series) - 10/10

On Your Mark (Music Video) - 10/10
One Punch Man (TV Series) - 8.5/10
Outlaw Star (TV Series) - 6.5/10

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt (TV Series) - 8.5/10
Perfect Blue (Film) - 9.5/10
Persona 4: The Animation (TV Series) - 5/10
Persona 4: The Golden Animation (TV Series) - 6.5/10
Place Promised in Our Early Days, The (Film) - 7/10
Planetes (TV Series) - 7/10
Plastic Little (OVA Series) - 4.5/10
Princess Mononoke (Film) - 9/10
Princess Nine (TV Series) - 9/10
Princess Tutu (TV Series) - 9/10
Psycho-Pass (TV Series) - 9/10
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (TV Series) - 9/10
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (Film) - 9/10
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal (Film) - 9/10
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 3: Rebellion (Film) - 7/10

RahXephon (TV Series) - 6/10
Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (Film) - 9/10
Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance (Film) - 9.5/10
Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo (Film) - 6.5/10
Record of Lodoss War (OVA Series) - 8/10
Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight (TV Series) - 8/10
Redline (Film) - 7/10
Requiem for the Phantom (TV Series) - 7.5/10
Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen (OVA Series) - 8.5/10

Seraphim Call (TV Series) - 8/10
Shawshank Redemption, The (Film) - 10/10
She and Her Cat (Film) - 9/10
Slayers (TV Series) - 8/10
Slayers NEXT (TV Series) - 8/10
Slayers Revolution-R (TV Series) - 6.5/10
Slayers TRY (TV Series) - 5/10
Snow White with the Red Hair (TV Series) - 7/10
Sound! Euphonium (TV Series) - 9.5/10
Sound! Euphonium 2 (TV Series) - 9.5/10
Steins;Gate (TV Series) - 9.5/10
Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà Vu (Film) - 8.5/10
Summer Wars (Film) - 7.5/10
Sumomomo Momomo (TV Series) - 4/10

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

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

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

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