Plot: Sakura Chiyo finally gets up the nerve to confess to her crush, Nozaki -- but her hopes for romance are crushed when Nozaki mistakes her for a fan and gives her a signed copy of his shoujo manga. As a result of a strange string of misunderstandings, Sakura becomes Nozaki's assistant and realizes that even though Nozaki draws shoujo manga, he's absolutely clueless when it comes to love! Can Sakura somehow win the romantically-challenged mangaka's affections? (B)
Art & Animation: B
Voice Acting: A-
Objectionable Content: profanity, suggestive themes, mild blood
Other: The plot is fairly standard, and though the characters aren't especially deep or anything, this anime is a lot of fun. It's a series that you can just sit back and laugh with.
The manga is from the same mind as "Oresama Teacher", and her unique humor is definitely a draw. I have only seen the anime, though.
Overall Score: B
Plot: High school student Jung Yaeji falls into a river near her school, and when she wakes up, she finds herself in another world -- inside the body of a boy named Aren Crowin. If Yaeji has any chance of returning to her own world (and her own body), she'll have to help Aren on his quest to find the Lime... (B+)
Objectionable Content: Blood, mild profanity, mild fanservice
Other: Evidently, this web comic is based off of an online RPG. But you don't really need any prior knowledge of the game to enjoy the story. It's a fun boy-girl body-swap story with a couple neat little plot twists and fun characters. Nothing super-flashy or elaborate -- just fun.
Overall Score: B+
Plot: Six months after stealing plutonium from a nuclear plant in Aomori, two boys going by the designations "Nine" and "Twelve" transfer to a school in Tokyo to strike a government office, the latest target of one of their attacks. The two form a terrorist group called Sphinx, so called since they leave riddles on video sites for the police to solve. A classmate of theirs, a beleaguered girl named Lisa, sees Twelve planting bombs at the government office, and she's offered a choice: become an accomplice or die. (A)
Art & Animation: A+
Voice Acting: A-
Objectionable Content: Blood, mild profanity (Considerably little for something in this genre and demographic)
Other: This series is chilling and beautiful at the same time and intelligently written. It keeps you guessing about what the aim of the two anti-heroes actually is and what their next move will be -- they've obviously got a beef with someone in power over something that happened when they were young, and piecing the clues together that will answer why they do what they do keeps you coming back for more.
Overall Score: A
Plot: A group of ESPers who all appeared on a TV show as children come under attack from a murderer known as "Anti" who views them as monsters. Will Kuro (Kurosu Keisuke) and his childhood friend, Yami, be able to stop Anti's killing spree? (This is the super-digest version. There's a lot more to it than this. B+)
Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity, suggestive themes/innuendo/fan service
Other: The characters start off very bland, and, the main girl, Yami, has a huge bust that the artist plays for laughs every opportunity he gets, which is quite tiring. However, some nice developments come in later that really take the story up a few notches.
Overall Score: B-
Plot: Monsters mutated by the Gastrea virus threaten mankind, and the only ones that can match up against them are civil agents known as promoters and the cursed children, who have control over the virus and are called initiators. Rentaro and his partner, Enju, are one such promoter/initiator pair who protect the Tokyo area. (B)
Art & Animation: A
Voice Acting: A
Music: Some music sounds like it came from a cheap horror flick (C)
Objectionable Content: Blood (Be prepared to fast-forward or cover your eyes), profanity (some strong language), suggestive material
Other: Despite what sounds like a promising premise, the first episode is all over the place, and the show comes off as a B-grade sci-fi/horror with some fan service thrown into the mix as a comedic crutch. It gets interesting when the series settles down in the second or third episode and explores the cursed children, who are shunned because they are born with the Gastrea virus. The main character's interactions with them provides the emotional attachment that keeps you watching.
Overall Score: B-