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Sword Art Online

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UN-GO | The Unlimited


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Hunter X Hunter

Plot: Gon Freecss lives with his aunt Mito in a small home on Whale Island. When a Hunter arrives and tells Gon that his father is a renowned Hunter, Gon begs his aunt to let him take the Hunter exam, so that he can search for his father. With much effort and training, he sets out to become a Hunter and picks up a few allies along the way... (B+)

Characters: A

Art & Animation: B

Voice Acting: Original Japanese -- A- / English -- B

Music: B

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity, fan service

Other: The series got a reboot in 2011, but all the heart was taken out so that it could be compressed.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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Nabari no Ou

Plot: Miharu Rokujo is your average student with a not-so-average apathy toward the world around him. When he suddenly starts getting attacked by ninja, he finds out that he has the Shinrabanshou -- a scroll containing the most powerful secret art of the hidden ninja world, or Nabari -- inside of him. His teacher, Tobari, and fellow student, Koichi, hop on as his protectors, and Tobari wants Miharu to become the king of Nabari. But all Miharu wants is to get the Shinrabanshou out of him so that he can return to his normal life.

To that end, Miharu and co., with the help of newcomer, Raimei, seek out Kotaro Fuuma, an expert on ninja arts. In his village, Miharu is again attacked, this time, by a group of Iga ninja called "Kairoshu" -- one of which is a boy named Yoite, who uses the dangerous forbidden art, Kira. Miharu and co. return to their home village of Banten safely, thanks to Kotaro Fuuma. However, shortly thereafter, Yoite kidnaps Miharu. Claiming to hold Miharu's friends' lives hostage, Yoite forces Miharu to make a deal: if Miharu will agree to use the Shinrabanshou to erase him, he will make Miharu the king of Nabari. So begins an awkward partnership as the opposing sides race to gather the forbidden arts in an effort to remove the Shinrabanshou from Miharu... (A-)

Characters: A

Art & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: Original Japanese-- A / Dub-- B

Music: A-

Objectionable Content: Blood, suggestive themes, profanity

Other: A ninja drama that borders on shonen-ai and uses a few Naruto-like plot devices. Where Nabari differs is its setting and characters: this one takes place in a more modern, realistic world; the characters aren't all gung-ho, either -- rather, this takes a darker look at the world of the ninja as Miharu is dragged deeper and deeper into it.

I have only read parts of the manga, where it starts to split off from the anime and explore more of the series' questions.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2/5

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Plot: Orphan Naruto Uzumaki is feared in his village because of the beast sealed inside him. He's sick of being ignored and out for recognition -- and he's aiming for the top. Naruto's goal? To become the Hokage -- the most skilled ninja in the village! To that end, he trains relentlessly, constantly improving alongside his teammates, Sakura and Sasuke. (A-)

Characters: Explored characters have lots of depth (A)

Art & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: Original Japanese-- A / Dub-- B- (includes Shippuuden)

Music: original -- B / Shippuuden -- A

Objectionable Content: Blood, suggestive themes, fanservice, profanity

Other: I have a love/hate relationship with this series. I like the characters, but I hate the way the story is handled at times, how certain characters are ignored XP (that means Hinata), and how they always DRAG IT OUT in the anime. Nowadays, I watch this on and off.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2/5

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Air TV

Plot: As a child, Yukito Kunisaki heard the story of a girl in the sky from his mother. Now he travels and searches for that girl, getting by on the little money he earns putting on shows with a string-less puppet. In a small town, Yukito meets a girl named Misuzu Kamio who quickly makes friends with him and invites him into her home. Staying there and learning about the people in that town, Yukito meets girls who have strong attractions to the sky... (B)

Characters: A-

Art & Animation: A

Voice Acting: B

Music: A-

Objectionable Content: Suggestive themes, profanity

Other: Another work from Studio Key. It starts out slow and strange, builds up to a great climax, then gets REALLY WEIRD -- after which the writers proceed to rip your heart out. Keep a Kleenex handy -- or don't watch the end at all; you'll just regret it, like me.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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El Cazador de la Bruja

Plot: On one of her jobs, bounty hunter Nadie meets a girl named Ellis who has strange powers and few memories to speak of. When Ellis' home is destroyed, she is left with a mysterious stone and instructions to go south, to the place that holds the key to both her memories and her powers. Nadie travels with Ellis and protects her from the dangers that seem to follow Ellis wherever she goes... (A-)

Characters: A-

Art & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: Dub -- A

Music: A

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity, suggestive themes

Other: The series starts slow, builds up to a strong climax... then kind of falls apart.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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