Name: Kaitou Juliet|
I've been into anime since about 1998. In some ways I'm easy to please; I don't give out many "avoid" recommendations. As long as a story has a few redeeming features, I figure there's no reason to tell people to leave the room if it's playing. On the other hand, I don't usually buy things unless I want to watch them over and over, so I don't give many "buy" ratings either. This means you'll see lots of "rent" and "watch" recommendations from me. The main difference between a "rent" and a "watch" is whether I think people should go out of their way to track something down.
Character and setting are more important to me than plot. I don't think there really are any totally new plots. But there are new characters, and when you put new characters through a standard plot, the plot becomes new all over again. An interesting "world" is also a big plus for me.
Unless I mention otherwise in a review, I'll be talking about the subtitled versions. I enjoy both shounen and shoujo. I like most kinds of stories, but especially comedy and fantasy. I'm not a horror fan, but the friend who got me into anime is, so I wind up seeing more of it than I want sometimes!
|Bishounen(1)||Epic(1)||Mahou Shoujo(1)||Shounen Ai(1)|
|Rent||Utena arrives at Ohtori Academy possessing a very mysterious past. She is presumed to be a boy by many and seems to have a past relationship with Touga. After seeing that he wears a ring she questions of it. Getting a mysterious answer leads her to Anthy Himemiya,the Rose Bride. She unknowingly becomes involved in the Student Council's duels for the Rose Bride. Yet, she seems intrigued about Anthy and her past.|
|Adolescence of Utena||Rent||See Adolescence Mokushiroku|
|Card Captor Sakura||Buy||See Cardcaptor Sakura|
|Card Captors||Buy||See Cardcaptor Sakura|
Kinomoto Sakura is a bright, cheerful, cute little 4th grade girl. She lives with her 17-year old brother and her widowed father in a nice home in Japan. One day, she hears strange noises coming from the basement of her home. Cautiously investigating the source amongst the rows of book shelves, she discovers it is coming from a glowing old book called "The Clow". Unlocking the book, Sakura discovers that it is in fact a storage box for a deck of odd cards. While attempting to read the English word "Windy" on the front of the top card, she accidently activates the magic card, causing the entire deck to be scattered and disappear all over Japan. The only card that survives is the "Windy" card.
|CCS||Buy||See Cardcaptor Sakura|
|Fille Révolutionnaire Utena||Buy||See Shoujo Kakumei Utena|
|Lum the Forever||Watch||See Urusei Yatsura Movie 4: Lum the Forever|
|Revolutionary Girl Utena||Buy||See Shoujo Kakumei Utena|
|Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie||Rent||See Adolescence Mokushiroku|
|Rent||Tiara is sent to another world to retrieve an artifact stolen by her lover. She discovers that an old friend and rival is helping the thief.|
Shoujo Kakumei Utena
Once upon a time there was a princess grieving over the deaths of her mother and father. Before this princess appeared a prince traveling upon a white horse.
Urusei Yatsura Movie 4: Lum the Forever
|Watch||When a giant cherry tree on Mendou's estate is cut down, strange things start happening. A mountain erupts in the middle of Tomobiki. People's dreams freeze in place overnight. Lum loses her horns and her electrical powers.|
|うる星やつら４ ラム・ザ・フォーエバー||Watch||See Urusei Yatsura Movie 4: Lum the Forever|