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Plot: Shy Tsubasa Shiina has just moved to a small country town in Hokkaido from Tokyo. She doesn't fit in well, and with her father working long hours, she is lonely. One night, a spaceship crashes in the forest behind her house. When she goes to investigate it, she is attacked by a monster. She merges with a lifeform called a Riberus onboard the ship, allowing her to become a Figure, which has the power to fight the monster. After the monster is defeated, the Riberus seperates from Tsubasa and takes on her appearance and knowledge. With this twin, who takes on the name Hikaru, Tsubasa will have to fight the other hatching "maguar" monsters scattered across Hokkaido by the crash -- at least until the ship's alien pilot, D.D., can get help from his home planet... (B)

Characters: B

Art & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A-

Music: B-

Objectionable Content: Mild language, alien "blood"


Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 1.5/5

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Hayate the Combat Butler

Plot: Having racked up an enormous debt, Hayate Ayasaki's good-for-nothing parents sell him off to the Yakuza to pay it. Hayate flees from the debt collectors and meets the wealthy Nagi Sanzenin. Desperate, Hayate decides to hold her for ransom to pay his debt; but his attempt utterly fails, and Hayate winds up saving Nagi. Afterward, the infatuated Nagi hires Hayate in as her butler. (B+)

Characters: B+

Art & Animation: B-

Voice Acting: A

Music: B

Objectionable Content: Mild fan service, suggestive themes and language.

Other: A stupidly-hilarious anime parody. If you're looking for a good laugh, this one will do the trick.

Hayate has an anime and a manga, but I have never read the manga.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2/5

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Elemental Gelade

Plot: The Red Lynx sky pirates have just secured quite the haul, and rookie Coud Van Giruet can't wait to find out what is in it. He opens a huge box and finds a girl inside. When members of a group called Arc Aile board the Red Lynx's ship, they explain that the girl in the crew's cargo is a being called an Edel Raid and offer a handsome sum of money if the crew would hand her over to them. But Coud refuses to sell the girl off to them. That's when another unwelcome bunch invades the ship and starts attacking Coud and the crew. Coud takes the girl and runs from the invaders, and when they are cornered, he protects her. Just when the situation is beginning to look bleak, the girl joins with him, allowing him to wield an amazing sword. This is only the beginning of the adventure of Cou and the Edel Raid, Ren... (A-)

Characters: B+

Art & Animation: B+

Voice Acting: B

Music: A-

Objectionable Content: Suggestive themes, nondescript nudity, profanity

Other: It's a bit on the confusing side, as there are lots of sides playing cat and mouse. But the adventure is never boring, and there are some pretty good laughs.

The manga's art is better, and the story is changed up a bit. However, it has stronger objectionable content. (I have only read two volumes of it.)

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2/5

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Plot: Based on the works of Ango Sakaguchi, the series follows Shinjuro Yuki, who solves mysteries with the help of his mysterious, inhuman partner, Inga. The pair's methods are a bit unorthodox: Once Shinjuro corners a suspect, Inga has the ability to ask said suspect one question, and the suspect has no choice but to answer it honestly. Unfortunately, Shinjuro's work is often swept under the rug for the sake of others' agendas, earning him the nickname, "Defeated Detective". (B)

Characters: B+

Art & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: A

Music: A

Objectionable Content: Blood, suggestive themes (in some episodes, explicit imagery), profanity

Other: The individual mysteries are interesting, and as the story progresses, questions about Shinjuro and his strange partner keep you guessing, especially when other beings like Inga enter the picture.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 1.5/5

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Princess Jellyfish

Plot: NO MEN ALLOWED! Amamizu-kan, the communal home where Tsukimi Kurashita lives, is home to a group of socially-awkward otaku women with a fear of attractive people. When a "female stylish" saves Tsukimi's favorite jellyfish from its potentially death-dealing living arrangements at a shop, Tsukimi invites her to Amamizu-kan -- to find out that she is really a cross-dressed boy! (B+)

Characters: A-

Art & Animation: A-

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

Music: B

Objectionable Content: Innuendo and sexual situations (though nothing is ever shown), profanity

Other: Some awkward subject matter, but the characters are hilarious and well-developed. This is another one where the anime feels unfinished -- I don't know if another season is in the works or not.

I have never read the manga version.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2/5

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