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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 | Assassination Classroom | Asterisk War
Astro Boy | Azumanga Daioh

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

[C]-Control | Captain Earth | Case Closed | Casshern Sins | Celestial Method | Charlotte
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

DanMachi | 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 | Dimension W | .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 | Erased | 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 | Heroic Legend of Arslan | 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

Joker Game | Jormungand | Jyu-Oh-Sei

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

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 Hero Academia | My Little Monster | My Love Story!!

Nabari no Ou | Nagi no Asukara | Naruto | Night Head | Night Raid 1931 | Nisekoi | No.6
Norn9 | Nui! | Nukoduke!

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

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

Re-Life | 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

Yatterman Night | Yotsuba&! | Young Black Jack | YowaPeda | Yuusen Shojo

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

Code: Breaker

Plot: Sakura Sakurakoji stumbles upon a dark secret when she sees gang members incinerated in a strange blue fire one night. The person responsible is Rei Ogami, a nonexistent code: breaker -- an agent used by the government organization, Eden, to kill those the law does not punish. When Ogami transfers into Sakura's class, she uses the opportunity to try to convince him to stop killing. But it seems Ogami has his own convictions as to why he punishes evil with death. In a strange turn of events, Ogami winds up being Sakura's protector, and Sakura soon comes into contact with other code: breakers... (B)

Characters: Could be stronger, but perhaps I'm jumping the gun on this judgment. (B)

Art & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A

Music: Often distracts the viewer from what's going on. (C-)

Objectionable Content: Blood, some strong language, suggestive themes

Other: Like "Code Geass", this is another antihero series where notions of justice and dark reality clash. Sakura's more balanced approach is rather refreshing, keeping the series from getting too dark and gritty.

The manga is a bit darker than the anime. The story seems to stay pretty much the same between the two, but the anime chops out parts to quicken the pace and brings the other code: breakers into the picture much earlier.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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Plot: Ban Midou and Ginji Amano make up the Get-Backers -- a recovery team that prides itself in its 100% success rate, thanks to its members' special abilities. The problem is, they're dirt-poor because they often wind up giving their services for free. (Different -- A-)

Characters: A colorful cast with colorful backgrounds (A-)

Art & Animation: B+

Voice Acting: Dub -- (Some of the minor characters' actors sound like they're reading!) C+

Music: B

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity, suggestive themes

Other: A different kind of premise makes for some interesting shenanigans. Some episodes are great, and others... not so much. Plays with shonen-ai/yaoi.

I have never read the manga.

Overall Score: B


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Mouretsu Pirates

Plot: Humanity spread into space, and soon, the colonies wanted autonomy. During the war for independence, pirating was legalized with a document called the Letter of Marque.

Marika Kato has just discovered that her recently-deceased father was a legal pirate. She is next in line to inherit his ship, the Bentenmaru, and a few of its crew members -- as well as potential enemies -- have their eyes on her. As a member of her school's space yacht club, Marika shows promise with her piloting skills. But does she have what it takes to be the captain of a pirate ship? (B+)

Characters: B

Art & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A-

Music: A-

Objectionable Content: Mild

Other: An interesting girls' sci-fi flick. It has potential to be good. Don't let its english title, "Bodacious Space Pirates" scare you. There isn't much "bodacious" to speak of.

Overall Score: A-

Recommendation: 2/5

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Hetalia: Axis Powers

Plot: It's the start of the world wars, and the Axis Powers unite -- for a historical comedy 4-koma adaptation?! (B for innovation)

Characters: Each one personifies a country. All very quirky. (B+)

Art & Animation: B

Voice Acting: B+

Music: B

Objectionable Content: Suggestive themes, profanity

Other: No one's exempt from jabs in this historical comedy -- and that's what makes it fun. Try to keep up with the quick history lessons, or some of the jokes may leave you scratching your head -- well, some of the gags do that anyway.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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School Rumble

Plot: Here's the scoop: airheaded high-schooler Tenma Tsukamoto has a crush on Ouji Karasuma, but can't seem to tell him her feelings, no matter how hard she tries; the rough-and-tumble delinquent, Kenji Harima, is head-over-heels in love with Tenma, but every time he tries to confess, something goes terribly awry. Even though Tenma and Harima have a laughably-ridiculous number of things in common, the two just can't seem to hit it off! Thus begins Tenma and friends' drama-filled, action-packed new school year! (B)

Characters: Nothin' deep, but they are fun. (B)

Art & Animation: B+

Voice Acting: A-

Music: B-

Objectionable Content: Innuendo, fan service, suggestive themes, profanity

Other: Parodies and romantic hijinks galore are the order of the day as the hopelessly thick-headed Tenma and the master of misunderstandings, Harima, chase the objects of their affection. Guaranteed to give viewers a good laugh.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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