A Little About Me
I'm not a crazy anime fan however, I do watch them often. When it comes to watching them, I'm quite choosy. I will first make a judgement based on the anime summary or background. Then, if I "really" think it might be a good one, I will download, rent, or even buy it. More times than not... rather, nearly everytime it would be worth the time I spend on it. If you look at my scores, none fall below 39 out of a possible 60 (which will be virtually impossible since that would declare a "perfect" anime). The reason for this is because I attempt to make a judgment based on existing reviews, synopsis and first impressions before choosing to spend my time on an anime. As well, I will take and accept only reviews purely from Mikomi here since I believe that I will find more honest and "fare" reviewers in this community.
Subbed vs Dubbed
Ahhh, there's the age old question. First, I don't understand Japanese thus I'm stuck choosing these alternatives. My choice would be Subbed, 100%. Reason? I want to know exactly what the voice actor/actress is saying even though I can't understand it and I want to hear it in all it's original glory... meaning the voice, tone and emotional aspects of it. As well, I'm a fast reader and can read and understand a block of text purely from peripheral vision without missing any of the animation itself. There's only been a few rare cases where I would have to go back, pause and read the text over; i.e. when it display for a quick sec or get distracted.
A little about my scoring system
The scores I give a series will not reflect the "Overall" rating. For me, the "Overall" rating includes much more than simply the 6 rating characters that follow it; (art, animation, character design, music, series story & episode story). The primary determination of the "Overall" rating is how "I" relate, understand & feel about the series I just watched. If I get drawn into the anime weather mentally or emotionally, and feel good overall about the series, then chances are, the "Overall" rating will be a rent or buy even though the 6 other ratings might be a bit on the average or low. As for a score of "10", I will rarely score 10. 10 represents "perfect" or a breath away from perfect. In my opinion, almost nothing is perfect.
- Types of anime I enjoy most:
- Epic / Grand / Fantasy
- Drama / Slice of life
- Comin of age / All ages
- Types of anime I try to AVOID:
- Mecha / Robots
- Star Trek-ish / Star War-ish
- Most magic
*A Moment in History:
200th review made on May 14th 2009; reviewed "Karin". Wahoo!!!
*Another Moment in History:
300th review made on July 4th 2010; reviewed "Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou". Another Wahoo!!
*Yet Another Moment in History:
400th review made on Aug 28 2011; reviewed "HOTD: Drifters of the Dead. Yahoo, Yahoo, Yahoo!!
|Mecha(1)||Police(1)||Sequel(3)||Slice of Life(1)|
Burn Up W
|Watch||A group of female cops wear oddly revealing uniforms and fight crime in unconventional methods, like bungee jumping nude out of helicopters. I'm not making this up.|
|Escaflowne||Buy||See Tenkuu no Escaflowne|
|Fushigi Yugi||Rent||See Fushigi Yuugi TV|
|Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play||Rent||See Fushigi Yuugi TV|
|Fushigi Yuugi||Rent||See Fushigi Yuugi TV|
Fushigi Yuugi TV
|Rent||Miaka, a school girl in modern Japan, starts reading a book and suddenly finds herself in ancient China, in the story she was just reading. Now she must become the priestess who will save the empire in order to return.|
|Fushigi Yuugi: The Mysterious Play||Rent||See Fushigi Yuugi TV|
Master of Mosquiton
When teenaged tomb raider Innaho resurrects an undead vampire, the result is an incredible adventure that starts in 1920's London and takes off for the stars. Beautiful heiress Innaho wants to stay young forever. But when she awakens Mosquiton, becoming a vampire is the last thing on her mind. Instead she forces her unwilling, undead servant to help her find the O-Part, a legendary device that bestows eternal life on the holder. Unfortunately, there are other supernatural beings seeking the O-Part, and when a mysterious pyramid appears in London, a desperate race begins with the O-Part as the prize!
|Mysterious Play||Rent||See Fushigi Yuugi TV|
|Slayers Movie 2: The Return||Watch||See Slayers Return|
|Buy||It is several months after the events in The Slayers and only Lina & Gourry are left of the original party. Arriving in the kingdom of Xoana, the duo soon run into Amelia & Zelgadis who are there for different reasons, but soon rejoin the party. Now they, with some new allies must fight some more intimidating foes. Intertwining mystical plots intersect in an explosive way, when Lina and her band of misfits becomes involved. Why are members of the Mazoku (monster race) so interested in Lina?|
|Watch||Lina Inverse and Naga return in the second Slayers movie. After a typical quibble over food which leads to the eating establishment's destruction, a young, wounded female warrior named Saleena comes on the scene and enlists their help. It seems her village has been taken over by a human and some lesser demons who are forcing the villagers to excavate a nearby ruin. Figuring on a treasure score, Lina and Naga agree to help to uncover the mysterious artifact left by the elves so many years ago.|
Taiho Shichauzo! (TV)
|Buy||Miyuki and Natsumi are partners on a suburb of Tokyo's police force (Bokuto precinct). Together with fellow officers bike patrolman Ken Nakajima (who has a mutual crush with Miyuki), Aoi Futaba (the transvestite), and Yoriko Nikaido (the good-hearted but busybody cop with glasses), this force attempts to keep the streets safe from criminals.|
Tenkuu no Escaflowne
|Buy||A world is dying... torn apart by a colossal war, the planet Gaea is in turmoil. Civilizations have been wiped out, and more are ready to fall. But a girl could change all that. An ordinary girl, Hitomi finds herself transported to Gaea, where the Earth hangs in the night sky. A planet filled with magic, strange technology, and legendary armor. She doesn't know it yet, but her special abilities could be the key to saving an entire planet.|
|The Slayers Next||Buy||See Slayers Next|