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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

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

[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

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!!

Eden of the East | El Cazador de la Bruja | Elemental Gelade | 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 | 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

Jormungand | Jyu-Oh-Sei

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

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 Little Monster

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

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

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

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
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

Yotsuba&! | YowaPeda | Yuusen Shojo

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

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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Plot: Two insurance agents, Meryl and Milly, have been sent to evaluate claims involving the "Humanoid Typhoon", Vash the Stampede. Every time he appears, he leaves a trail of extensive damages in his wake, and it's the young ladies' job to make sure those damages are minimized. Unclear on the identity of this destructive man with a bounty of 60 billion double-dollars on his head, they chase down any leads they come across. When this gets them into serious trouble, a strange man with amazing skills saves them -- and the peace-loving goof-ball turns out to be the real Vash the Stampede! (B)

Characters: B+

Art & Animation: A-

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

Music: D

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity, suggestive themes

Other: This futuristic space-Western starts off very goofy and adventurous and makes a complete 180 to a dark, brooding drama halfway through. As it gets more serious, the level of objectionable content increases.

I have never read the Trigun manga.

Overall Score: B-

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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Plot: Ash Ketchum has just reached the age where he is eligible to become a Pokemon trainer. On this first day of his journey, just about everything goes wrong: he's too late to get one of the standard starter Pokemon and left with a difficult Pikachu; that Pikachu gets attacked by Spearow; Ash steals a bike to rush it to the Pokemon center and the owner of said bike starts chasing him around, demanding that he return it or pay for it. Despite the rocky start, Ash and his Pikachu finally start getting along, and, joined by Misty (owner of the stolen bike) and ex-gym leader, Brock, he gets on the (long) road to becoming a Pokemon master! (C)

Characters: B-

Art & Animation: C+

Voice Acting: C

Music: B

Objectionable Content: Mild

Other: Individual stories are good and give lots of laughs. But the characters are relatively weak (in comparison to its "mon" anime competitors), and the overall plot never really goes anywhere. In newer seasons, the voice acting goes down the tubes, and fan-favorite characters are dropped. The series' makers just need to quit. (The things shameless product promotion can do... *sighs*)

Overall Score: C+

Recommendation: 1.5/5

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No. 6

Plot: No. 6 is the ideal city, one of six city-states built on the ashes of a destroyed world. On his twelfth birthday, a boy named Shion meets an injured boy named Nezumi and treats his wounds. Nezumi disappears the next morning, and an alert goes out across the city for information about an escapee from the correctional facility -- who turns out to be Shion's new friend. When he refuses to give any information about Nezumi, Shion is stripped of his upper-class status and priveleges.

Four years later, a mysterious disease is sweeping through No. 6. When Shion tries to investigate the matter, he is charged with insubordination and put under arrest. On the way to the correctional facility, Nezumi rescues Shion and takes him outside the city. After Shion narrowly survives the disease himself, he is determined to develop a cure and get it to No. 6 -- but the friend who saved his life wants to see the city destroyed... (A)

Characters: A-

Art & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A

Music: C

Objectionable Content: Blood, suggestive themes, profanity

Other: Other than the music (which wasn't very good), my only complaint about this series is that it plays with shonen-ai/yaoi. That aspect was totally unnecessary to the story, which was amazing without it.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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Digimon: Data Squad (Savers)

Plot: Marcus Damon is a brawler always hungry for a good fight. He meets a digimon named Agumon, and the two duke it out in a close-to-even fight. That's when the new partners are scouted into DATS, a government organization formed to protect Earth from wild Digimon who wander out of the Digital World... (B)

Characters: A

Art & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: A-

Music: B+

Objectionable Content: Mild

Other: This one's a bit different from its predecessors in that it trades out a lot of the fantasy feel (the destined aspect) for a closer-to-home tale. But like season 3 (Tamers), parts of it are a bit on the dark side for a "kids' show".

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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