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Accel World | Air TV | Aishiteruze Baby | Akagami no Shirayukihime | Akatsuki no Yona | Aldnoah.Zero
Angel Beats! | Animal Academy | AnoHana| Arata: The Legend | Astro Boy | Azumanga Daioh

Bakuman | Beast Master | Beyblade | Birdy the Mighty: Decode | Black Bullet | Black Cat
Blue Inferior| Brynhildr in the Darkness | Buddy Complex

[C]-Control | Captain Earth | Case Closed | Casshern Sins | Celestial Method | Chichikogusa
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai | Clannad | Clay Lord | Claymore | Code: Breaker | Code-E
Code Geass | Coppelion | Corset ni Tsubasa | Crest of the Stars | Cyborg 009

Darker Than Black | Dawn of the Arcana | Dengeki Daisy | A Devil and Her Love Song
Diamond Cut Diamond | Digimon Adventure | Digimon Data Squad | Digimon Tamers
.hack//G.U.+ | .hack//link |.hack//Quantum | .hack//SIGN | .hack//xxxx | Double Gauge
Dragon Drive | Durarara!!

Eden of the East | El Cazador de la Bruja | Elemental Gelade | Ergo Proxy | Eureka 7

Figure 17 | The Friendly Winter | Free! | Fruits Basket | Full Metal Panic

Gakuen Babysitters | Gargantia | Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun | GetBackers | Guilty Crown
Gundam Seed | Gunslinger Girl

Hayate the Combat Butler | Heat Guy J | Hetalia: Axis Powers | Hitogatana | Horimiya
Hunter x Hunter | Hyouka

Illegal Rare | Immortal Rain | Inu x Boku | Irregular at Magic High School | Iris Zero | Isshukan Friends

Jormungand | Jyu-Oh-Sei

K | Kagerou Days | Karneval | Kiddy Grade | Kimi ni Todoke | Kimi to Boku | Kino's Journey

La Corda D'Oro | Lagrange | Last Exile | Last Ranker be the Last One |Library Wars | Lime Odyssey
Little Busters | Love So Life | Lucky Star

Mai-HiME | Maid-Sama! | Majestic Prince | MAOH | Medabots | Michiko & Hatchin | Monster Rancher
Mouretsu Pirates | My Little Monster

Nabari no Ou | Nagi no Asukara | Naruto | Night Head | Night Raid 1931 | Nisekoi | No.6
Nui! | Nukoduke!

Oban Star Racers | Okami-san and her Seven Companions | Okami-kodomo | One Piece
Oresama Teacher | Otomen

Pet Girl of Sakurasou | +Anima | Pokemon | Princess Jellyfish | Psyren | Pumpkin Scissors

Rideback | R.o.D. TV | Romeo x Juliet | Rurouni Kenshin

S.A. | Saijou no Meii | Sailor Moon: Crystal | Samurai 7 | Sands of Destruction | School Rumble
Seven Deadly Sins | Sgt. Frog | Shining Hearts | Shirayukihime to 7-nin no Shuujin
Silver Diamond | Skip Beat | SNAFU | Solty Rei | Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii | Spiral | Starry Sky
The Story of Saiunkoku | Sword Art Online | SAO II

Tegami Bachi | Touhou Shinigami | Trigun | Tsubasa: Those With Wings | Tsukikage Ran

UN-GO | The Unlimited


Wasureyuki | When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace | Whistle! | WIXOSS | Wolf's Rain
World Embryo | World Trigger

Yotsuba&! | YowaPeda | Yuusen Shojo

Zankyou no Terror | Zennou no Noa | Zoids | Zoids: Chaotic Century


Plot: After their parents are murdered, Thor and his twin brother, Rai, are dropped on a planet called Chimaera, where the worst criminals are sent to die, and fighting is the only way to survive. Rai is killed, but Thor is taken in by the Ochre Ring. There, he learns that the only way off of Chimaera is to work his way to the top of his ring and defeat the other leaders -- only then can he take the shuttle back to his home planet, Juno, and unravel the mystery of his parents' murder. (Good concept -- A)

Characters: A-

Art & Animation: A

Voice Acting: Dub -- A-

Music: B+

Objectionable Content: Blood, suggestive themes, profanity

Other: The first episode or two make it seem like a survival battle "Lord of the Flies" style. But, thankfully, that isn't the case. The story picks up quickly, has plenty of good twists, and even at its short eleven or twelve episode length, it's not a bad wrap-up. (Still didn't like the end for certain reasons.)

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2/5

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La Corda d'Oro

Plot: Following a (perhaps unfortunate) fairy encounter, Kahoko Hino is picked to participate in Seiso Academy's schoolwide music competition. She's a general studies student who's never touched an instrument in her life, and the fairy, Lili, gives her a magic violin that anyone can play. But up against the students of the music department, who dedicate all they have to music, she is constantly forced to face the fact that her music doesn't come from her skills. (A-)

Characters: Some of them are a bit hollow/weak (B)

Art & Animation: The animators get lazy a lot. (B)

Voice Acting: A-

Music: B+

Objectionable Content: Mild. Some profanity and suggestive dialogue.

Other: I'm getting to recognize shojo stereotypes and devices now, and there are a lot of your typical ones at play here -- in other words, not much new to see. But it's an entertaining watch nonetheless.

I've never read the manga

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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Astro Boy (2003)

Plot: Famed scientist Dr. O'Shay finds a robotic boy in a lab and reactivates it. The robot, dubbed Astro, has a special system called "Kokoro" that gives him human-like emotions. Astro protects his human companions from danger, but he himself is being targeted by the deranged Dr. Tenma -- as well as by people who hate and fear machines... (B+)

Characters: B

Art & Animation: B+

Voice Acting: Dub -- B

Music: A

Objectionable Content: Virtually none

Other: Yeah, it's a kids' show and some parts are dumbed down (especially later, when they decide to bring Astro's "sister", Zoran, into the picture). But overall, the stories are well-done and interesting to watch (especially when they go into Astro's backstory).

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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Kimi ni Todoke

Plot: Sawako Kuronuma looks like a character from a horror film and thus has earned the nickname "Sadako". Strange rumors surround her and her looks. But in truth, Sawako is a sweet and shy teenager who is too nice for her own good. When she catches the eye of the popular class nice-guy, Kazehaya, he starts talking to her, opening the way for Sawako to make some new friends. (B+)

Characters: A

Art & Animation: Manga -- B- / Anime -- B+

Voice Acting: A

Music: A

Objectionable Content: Mild (some profanity in the anime)

Other: Recently I seem to be reading more and more lovey-dovey shojo... Hmm. This is a sweet and innocent series about a girl who's downright misunderstood. There are some nice personalities here, which makes it fun. *thumbs up*

They did a great job getting the anime to match the mood of the manga! =^^=

Overall Score: A-

Recommendation: 3/5

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Gundam SEED

Plot: While the rest of the world is at war with ZAFT's coordinators (genetically-modified humans who live in colonies in space), life in the neutral colony of Heliopolis continues without disturbance. Kira Yamato and his friends are students living normal lives until ZAFT forces attack their school to seize the mobile suits that were secretly being manufactured there. To protect his friends, Kira winds up piloting one of the experimental weapons. Because top military secrets were exposed, Kira and his friends can't return to their normal lives and instead are taken into the military. From then on, Kira finds himself locked in a battle he can't escape -- and on top of that, his best friend, Athrun, is on the other side...

Characters: A

Art & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: Dub -- B

Music: B+

Objectionable Content: Blood, suggestive themes, some explicit material, profanity

Other: This is the only branch of the Gundam saga I've read/watched, so I can't compare it with its predecessors. I can only say that I appreciate the strong anti-war message and that neither side is really vilified or glorified. I haven't finished either the manga or the anime, but I prefer the manga thus far (it's slightly cleaned up). Again, irritated that they had to stick explicit sexual material into this. (It made me LOATHE that manipulative fox, Flay.)

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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