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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

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

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[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

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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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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Jormungand | Jyu-Oh-Sei

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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UN-GO | The Unlimited

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Valvrave

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

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Yotsuba&! | YowaPeda | Yuusen Shojo

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

Maid Sama!

Plot: Misaki Ayuzawa lives in a single-parent home with her mother and little sister. The house is in disrepair, and there isn't much money coming in, so she gets a job at a maid cafe. When Misaki's not working at Maid Latte, she's working as student council president. To run the formerly notorious all-boys school, she has to lay down the law and enforce it with an iron fist -- so the last thing she wants is for anyone to find out about her job! When her classmate, Takumi Usui, sees her in her maid uniform, Misaki fears for the reputation she worked so hard to build...! (B)

Characters: Quirky and over-the-top (A-)

Art & Animation: B

Voice Acting: A

Music: B

Objectionable Content: Fan service, profanity, suggestive themes

Other: It's a fun watch overall -- something you can sit down and laugh at when you need to chill. As with many shojo series, it seems, there are some gay gags.

I have not read the manga.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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R. o. D TV

Plot: It's been five years since Yomiko Readman's disappearance. Three sisters who have the ability to manipulate paper become bodyguards for a young author named Nenene Sumieregawa (who is also Yomiko's best friend) after an incident at a press conference. The sisters, Michelle, Maggie and Anita, stay at Nenene's place and cause all kinds of trouble for her. As they deal with minor threats along the way, they stumble onto something much more dangerous...(A-)

Characters: A

Art & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: Original Japanese - A (I've only seen one episode in the dub a LONG time ago...)

Music: B+

Objectionable Content: Blood, suggestive themes, profanity (a few episodes contain explicit material or nudity)

Other: Definitely watch the "Read or Die" movie FIRST. You might as well be completely lost if you've never seen it, because a lot carries over into the series.

The characters are interesting and so are the plot twists, but some episodes (the ones with the really bad stuff) are downright WEIRD.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 3/5

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Kiddy Grade

Plot: Humanity has spread into space, bringing with it amazing technologies -- and, unfortunately, crime. When larger threats arise, the GOTT (Galactic Organization of Trade and Tariffs) sends super-powered secret agents called ES members to take care of business. As two low-level agents named Eclaire and Lumiere complete jobs for the GOTT, they start to realize that the GOTT isn't as upstanding as it claims... (A-)

Characters: A

Art & Animation: A-

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

Music: B+

Objectionable Content: Nudity, blood, fan service, profanity

Other: "Kiddy Grade" lays down tantalizing plot hints, builds up to a great climax with lots of unexpected twists, and goes out with a bang.

While the opening and ending credits misleadingly present the series as yuri, there is no romantic relationship between the main characters.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 3/5

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Rideback

Plot: A talented ballet dancer, Rin Ogata had a promising career ahead of her. But an injury stole her chance, and she never returned to the stage. Now in college, Rin stumbles across a club that specializes in motorcycle-like transforming vehicles called Ridebacks. When she tries to ride one, she finds that her balance and versatility in dancing make her a natural at it. But her skills gain the attention of two dangerous groups: one is the GGP, which has taken over the government; the other is the rebel group that uses Ridebacks to go against it. (A)

Characters: B+

Art & Animation: Absolutely gorgeous (A+)

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

Music: B

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity

Other: Beautifully executed and complex, but sometimes confusing, leaving some loose ends. This is another anime that left me with mixed feelings.

I have never read the manga version.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2/5

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Night Raid 1931

Plot: The year is 1931. The world is embroiled in political turmoil, and the Imperial Japanese Army is stationed in mainland China. Team Sakurai, a group of super-powered agents, is dispatched to Shanghai to deal with political threats in secret. (A for interest)

Characters: A-

Art & Animation: Great attention to detail; beautiful work (A+)

Voice Acting: Dub -- A-

Music: B

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity, suggestive themes

Other: Steeped in political intrigue and historical background, this is not a series you can just sit back and watch without wracking your brain. There's a lot going on and a constant flood of information coming at you, and if you don't catch it, you're lost. Sometimes it becomes too bogged-down, but there's rarely a dull moment between the action and the interactions of the Sakurai team members.

"Night Raid 1931" starts great, has some really good episodes and some that leave you scratching your head and wondering what you just watched -- an uneven quality of writing, I guess. So I left this series with mixed feelings.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2/5

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