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ACCA | 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 | Darling in the FranXX | Dawn of the Arcana | Dengeki Daisy
A Devil and Her Love Song | Diamond Cut Diamond | Digimon Adventure | Digimon Data Squad
Digimon Tamers | Dimension W | Disastrous Life of Saiki K. | .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 | Kado | Kagerou Days | Karneval | Kiddy Grade | Kimi ni Todoke | Kimi to Boku | Kino's Journey
Kino: The Beautiful World | Kiznaiver | Kotoura-san | Kuromukuro

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 | March Comes in Like a Lion | 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 | Poco's Udon World | Pokemon | Princess Jellyfish
Psyren | Pumpkin Scissors

Re-Life | Rideback | R.o.D. TV | Romeo x Juliet | The Royal Tutor | Rurouni Kenshin | RWBY

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 | Trickster | Trigun | Tsubasa: Those With Wings | Tsukikage Ran

UN-GO | The Unlimited

Valvrave | Violet Evergarden

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

Yatterman Night | Yotsuba&! | Young Black Jack | Your Lie in April | Your Name |
YowaPeda | Yuusen Shojo

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

Darling in the FranXX

Plot: In the future, the world is barren and overrun by creatures called Klaxosaurs. Children are raised to learn how to combat the klaxosaurs with powerful machines known as Franxx.

Code 016, AKA Hiro, has fallen behind his peers and is now unable to pilot the Franxx. Just when he is about to lose all hope, a mysterious girl with horns, known as Zero Two, appears. (Starts off with promise that goes unfulfilled -- C)

Characters: B

Artwork & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A

Music: A

Objectionable Content: sexual themes, blood

Other: Mechs that you have to pilot with a partner + an intriguing futuristic world = good, right? ... Well... The piloting system for the mechs themselves is pretty ridiculous and fan-service-laden. The promise of an interesting backstory kept me watching, but this became more and more sexualized as it progressed. The world-building and plot also made less and less sense as the story unfolded. Basically, the strong points in this series are the art/animation and the characters.

Overall Score: B-

Recommendation: 2/5

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Violet Evergarden

Plot: The war that ravaged Telesis for four years has finally ended. A girl named Violet, who was infamous as an emotionless weapon during the war, must now settle into civilian life. Taken in by a former comrade of her commanding officer, Major Gilbert Bougainvillea, she joins the CH Postal Company as an auto memory doll -- one who writes on behalf of others. As she learns how to understand and convey the feelings of others, she will also have to confront feelings of her own on her quest to understand the last words the major said to her. (A)

Characters: A-

Artwork & Animation: Gorgeous art, backgrounds and effects are especially stunning. Apparently, this is a test for a new animation technique/software, and the staff shows it off. (A)

Voice Acting: A

Music: A

Objectionable Content: blood

Other: Adapted from a light novel. Violet Evergarden is a beaut' to look at, and though it starts out slow, the story does not disappoint. Have your handy box o' Kleenex ready for the second half of this show -- one episode in particular triggered my Clannad Afterstory PTSD.

Overall Score: A

Recommendation: 4/5

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The Royal Tutor

Plot: To groom his youngest sons to be suitable for the throne, the king of Grannzreich hires Heine Wittgenstein on as the royal tutor. The tiny teacher has his job cut out for him, as the four princes have chased out every instructor who's come before him. Will Heine be able to earn the princes' respect and help them become worthy heirs to the throne? (B)

Characters: B+

Artwork & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: A-

Music: B

Objectionable Content: sexually suggestive material, profanity

Other: There is also a manga, which I have not read.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 3/5

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Kado: The Right Answer

Plot: A skilled negotiator named Kojiro Shindo is about to leave on a job when his plane is absorbed by an enormous cube. The power behind this turn of events is an extra-dimensional being named Yaha-kui ZaShunina, who enlists Shindo to negotiate a passage of advanced technologies to Earth. (Starts with promise but doesn't live up to it -- C+)

Characters: B-

Artwork & Animation: This is a CG series - one of the better ones on the technical front. B+

Voice Acting: A-

Music: B+

Objectionable Content: blood, sexually suggestive material

Other: In short, Kado is "The Wrong Answer". It starts out posing some thought-provoking questions, but quickly becomes repetitive before breaking down into a convoluted mess at its end.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 1.5/5

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Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)

Plot: Kousei Arima was a renowned child pianist. But after the death of his mother, he can no longer play. However, he is dragged back onto the stage when he meets a violinist named Kaori, who puts her heart and soul into her music -- and who just happens to be in love with Kousei's best friend. (B+)

Characters: A-

Artwork & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A-

Music: A-

Objectionable Content: blood, profanity

Other: A heavily psychological and bittersweet love story. My biggest issue with this series was its sense of humor. (Its idea of comedy was Kousei taking a baseball to the head and bleeding all over the floor in episode 1. I didn't find that funny, especially after seeing his backstory.)

I have never read the manga that this anime is based on.

Overall Score: A-

Recommendation: 3/5

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