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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 | Dawn of the Arcana | Dengeki Daisy
A Devil and Her Love Song | Diamond Cut Diamond | Digimon Adventure | Digimon Data Squad
Digimon Tamers | Dimension W | .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

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


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


Plot: When Arata Kaizaki loses his job and hits a dead end, he's offered the chance to go back and re-do a year of his life as part of the ReLife experiment. (Interesting premise, nothing ground-breaking done with it. B )

Characters: B+

Artwork & Animation: B

Voice Acting: A-

Music: Sometimes doesn't suit the mood of the scene -- C

Objectionable Content: suggestive themes, profanity

Other: Mostly a comedy/romance series with some more serious bits coming into play later. Probably my favorite so far this season. I have not read the source material.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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Joker Game

Plot: Shortly before Japan's entry into WWII, Lt. Colonel Yuuki of the Japanese Imperial Army forms a top-secret intelligence unit known as "D-Agency". After going through rigorous training, its members are sent out to infiltrate foreign as well as domestic powers. (Very episodic, not much to go on in overall plot -- B)

Characters: C

Artwork & Animation: A+

Voice Acting: A

Music: B

Objectionable Content: suggestive themes, profanity, blood

Other: Beautiful to look at with some very well-written episodes, but the characters are not fleshed out enough to latch onto.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 3/5

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Plot: The city of Sugomori is a giant sandbox for the experimental Kizuna system -- built to create peace by linking people through their pain.

Katsuhira, a teen who is unable to feel pain and only has spotty memories of his past, is selected by a mysterious girl to be a Kiznaiver, one of the subjects of the Kizuna experiment. Linked to six of his classmates, Katsuhira has to learn how to face their feelings, as well as his own. (B+)

Characters: B

Artwork & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: A-

Music: B

Objectionable Content: suggestive themes, blood, profanity

Other: Kiznaiver has a split personality. On the one hand, you have an intriguing psychological sci-fi and on the other... a campy thing that doesn't know what to do with itself (complete with strange and creepy mascot characters). The first few episodes are especially off-putting and even mean-spirited. But farther into the series, it finally settles with its more psychological side and has a fairly satisfying ending.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2/5

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My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia)

Plot: In this world of heroes, the majority of people develop special powers, or "quirks", in early childhood. But big-hearted Izuku Midoriya has no "quirk". He admires the heroes and aspires to be one. When he meets his hero of heroes, All Might, he finally gets his big chance! (B+)

Characters: A-

Artwork & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: A

Music: B+

Objectionable Content: blood, profanity, suggestive themes

Other: I have not read the manga that this anime is based off of. The character designs are rather strange. The story and characters, though, are a real draw.

Overall Score: A-

Recommendation: 3.5/5

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The Asterisk War

Plot: In the wake of a disaster known as Invertia, the Integrated Enterprise Foundation takes control. The city of Asterisk is segmented into six academy districts. At each school, the students, many of them super-powered "Genestella", compete in games known as Festas.
Ayato Amagiri has come to Seidokan Academy looking for answers to what happened to his missing older sister. After certain harem antics events lead to his meeting with Princess Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld, Ayato becomes the wielder of a special weapon and teams up with Julis to fight in the Festas. (B-)

Characters: Harem bait Main character is likable but flat. Some characters are simply there as harem stereotypes. (B-)

Artwork & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: B+

Music: B

Objectionable Content: Suggestive themes/innuendo, blood, profanity

Other: Harem This is based on a light novel that apparently has a number of clones. Another light novel adaptation with nearly the same first episode aired at the same time. The fanservice-laden harem antics get old pretty quick. (I can deal with it to a point, but when they shove it down your throat as blatantly as this does for really no good reason, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.) As far as actual story goes, Asterisk does have some redeeming qualities. And some of the characters do develop in nice ways. Unfortunately, for this one, the negative aspects (including some later plot elements) outweigh the positive.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 1.5/5

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