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!!
|A Certain Scientific Railgun||Rent||See To Aru Kagaku no Railgun|
|A Child's Time||Rent||See Kodomo no Jikan|
|Abnormal Physiology Seminar (OVA)||Watch||See Hen Zemi (OVA)|
Microtechnology has created self-powered roller blades that allow a rider to rip along at blistering speeds, roar up walls and fly to incredible heights. And now AIR TECK (A-T) has become the new rage with all of the gangs. Ikki got the dickens kicked out of him by a roller-blade gang and the four sisters that he is staying with are not going to allow him to forget it. Of the four sisters, it falls upon fourteen-year-old Ringo to be responsible for looking after their trouble-some ‘adopted’ little brother whom they have nicknamed ‘baby-face’. When Ikki finds out that the girls are part of an A-T gang called the ‘sleeping forest’, he borrows one of their skates and rides off into the night vowing to learn to ride . A chance encounter introduces him to a cute roller-blade girl. Ikki follows her to a Stormrider (AT gang) gathering and learns that she is called Simca. Simca really seems to take a fancy for him (or perhaps she really enjoys teasing him), but when his sisters (most specifically Ringo) find out, they are not happy with Ikki’s new friend.
|AirGear||Rent||See AIR GEAR|
Satonaka Ikko is an apprentice Buddhist priest. He is sent to Saien Temple whose chief priest is his grand mother, Jotoku. What's waiting for him there is severe training, numerous purification jobs, and six teenaged nuns. Living with a group of nuns of the same age might sound enviable, but actually he is treated as their errand boy, and his priestly and purification skills cannot compare with theirs. However, when his (perverted) worldly desires are awakened and stimulated, his latent spiritual powers appear and are strong enough to defeat any evil spirit.
Welcome back! Ikkou is the grandson of Ban-Chan, the leader of a sect of holy Priestesses (Nuns). Living with a bunch of young girls at all times tries his patience very much. But Ikkou has a secret, if he gets excited, his other self the Holy Priest Sanzien comes out. Sanzien has to power to take over the world but at the price of turning Ikkou into a sex starved maniac. The girl's job has to keep this power under control until Ikkou can bring it out willingly. But a rival clan sends out Kazuki Kazusano, a vivacious girl with superb spritual skills. She has been tasked to kidnap Ikkou by any means and bring him back, and she is willing do anything to get Ikkou on her side. Can Chitose and the other girls stop her?
|Ashita no Yoichi!||Watch||See Asu no Yoichi!|
Asobi ni Iku yo!
|Watch||The story centers around Kio Kakazu , a high school freshman living in Okinawa. During a memorial service for one of his family ancestors, a mysterious girl with cat ears appears before him indroducing herself as Eris and claiming that she is an alien. However she may be more troubling than he first realizes.|
|Asobi ni Ikuyo||Watch||See Asobi ni Iku yo!|
|Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky||Watch||See Asobi ni Iku yo!|
Asu no Yoichi!
Having been raised and trained for the past sixteen years as a traditional samurai 'bushi', Yoichi was surprised when his father suddenly announces that there nothing more that he could teach his son, but he arranges for Yoichi to continue training at a dojo owned by one of their relatives. So now Yoichi must leave the tranquility of his remote rural mountain life and move to the city to live with his uncle's family to continue his studies. And if learning how to cope with city life were not hard enough, he finds himself living with 4 beautiful sisters and having to endure a ‘training’ regiment more severe than he could ever imagine.....
B Gata H Kei
Yamada (no first name) wishes to start high school by sleeping with 100 different guys. She's beautiful, has a good body, and not too bad in grades. However she has 2 problems: 1 - she is a virgin and 2 - she is afraid of guys (sorta counter productive to her goal). She decides to sleep with a virgin boy who cannot complain about her 'skills' in that area and she decides to focus on Kosuda, who sits next to her in class, but every time she talks to him, she either pulls a Tsundere or does something stupid.
|B-Type H-Group||Rent||See B Gata H Kei|
|B-Type H-Style||Rent||See B Gata H Kei|