Plot: A platoon of five space frogs is on a mission to conquer the earth! But thank goodness for Earth, these guys aren't very good at their job. (B)
Characters: Not well developed, but lots of fun -- B
Art & Animation: B-
Voice Acting: B-
Objectionable Content: Mild, maybe profanity and some suggestive themes
Other: Parodies a-plenty and quick jabs at real-life events. Sometimes a bit too random.
I've never read the manga.
Overall Score: B-
Plot: A wanted woman escapes from prison and picks up an abused orphan girl named Hana, who is supposedly her daughter. (Interesting starting point -- B)
Characters: Fairly well explored, but not all that endearing (B-)
Art & Animation: A-
Voice Acting: A
Objectionable Content: Profanity, blood, sexual innuendo/situations
Other: The story starts off with promise, but then takes some wrong turns. It's also not a light watch at all. (I'm taking off points here, because I stopped watching fairly quickly.)
Overall Score: C
Plot: Small AI robots called Medabots are all the rage, especially among kids. Ikki Tenryou is desperate to have one (though he can't afford it), and when he finds a discarded medal (essentially the Medabot's "soul"), he rushes to his local store and buys a cheap, outdated model named Metabee. There's just one problem -- this particular Medabot has a serious attitude problem! How will Ikki ever be able to control it well enough to get to the World Robattle tournament? (Another tournament anime with some interesting plot twists --C+)
Characters: Substance and variety -- A-
Art & Animation: C+
Voice Acting: C
Objectionable Content: Mild
Other: Starts out pretty light-hearted and has some really off-base gags and villains. Later on, more serious elements come into play. The second season switches out some of the voice actors, which I really disliked. There was also some really weird stuff going on, even though it had one or two good plot points.
I read a little bit of the comic, but the art was really bad, and it was hard to follow.
Overall Score: C+
Plot: Following in the footsteps of his hero, Monkey D. Luffy sets out to put together a crew and be king of the pirates! (Not great, not bad -- B-)
Characters: Good character development -- A-
Art & Animation: Good animation, but don't like the art style -- C
Voice Acting: C
Objectionable Content: The 4Kids edited version didn't have much -- this is the only version I've seen.
Other: I could never get over the art, and other things that I disliked built up until I eventually stopped watching. I have only read bits of the manga.
Overall Score: C
Plot: Maison de Ayakashi is a place for people descended from mythological creatures. The socially-challenged Ririchiyou Shirakiin moves there in hopes of bettering herself, and a mysterious man named Soushi Miketsukami, who seems to know her somehow, is assigned as her bodyguard. (B+)
Characters: Well fleshed-out -- A-
Art & Animation: A+
Voice Acting: Japanese -- A / Dub -- B+
Objectionable Content: Suggestive material and innuendo
Other: A crazy cast with an odd setting means lots of strange but funny situations come into play. There are a lot of serious elements as well. I was put off by the girl-crazy Yuki-onna.
I have never read the manga (Youko x Boku).
Overall Score: B+