It all started in September 07, during my school holidays when I had nothing to do. I turn on my tv, and caught episode 20 of Melody of Oblivion. I originally started and dropped it at the totally incomprehensible episode 3. But now I am very interested. I re-watched the whole series, and here I am, an avid anime fan who watched 70 series in two years and still going strong.
Soon after I started watching anime, I was looking for recommendations for good animes. That is when I chanced upon this site, and found the reviews here very insightful and helpful. I began to frequent this site, and finally decided to write some reviews myself.
My character design rates the how realistic/cool/awesome/likable the characters are, not how they look (that goes in art). The rest are pretty self explanatory.
I do assign scores, but they are not very strictly benchmarked with each other, so do not put too much weight on them. Anime, I firmly believe, is a form of art, and thus forcing scores on it would not be too accurate. The most suitable indicator would be how much i liked it, and in materialistic term, if I would be willing to buy/rent it. So that should be the primary indicator of how good an anime is for me. Anyway, a Buy is definitely worth your time, and could make it into your collection. A Rent is an enjoyable watch, but it probably does not leave much impact. A Watch should not be something you spend much time on, unless you decide that your taste is vastly different from mine (which is very possible). Avoid is rarely given out by me, and an anime has really got to touch some raw nerves to get there.
Ps. Dubs are the enemy.
Recommended Romances/Dramas: 1. Koi Kaze 2. Planetes 3. Bokura ga Ita 4. Aishiteruze Baby 5. Kimi Ga Nozumu Eien
Recommended Action/Thrillers series: 1. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 2. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex + 2nd Gig 3. Monster 4. Cowboy Bebop 5. Fate/Stay Night
Recommended Comedy: 1. Great Teacher Onizuka 2. Skip Beat 3. Bakemonogatari 4. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu 5. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu!
|Artificial Girls(1)||Coming of Age(2)||Dark(5)||Deities(3)|
|Reboot(1)||Samurai(1)||Sequel(1)||Slice of Life(2)|
|A Certain Magical Index||Rent||See To Aru Majutsu no Index|
|A Certain Scientific Railgun||Rent||See To Aru Kagaku no Railgun|
|Rent||In a world after death, teenagers fight for their fate and their future. Tenshi (Angel), the white-haired chairperson of the student council for the world after death, tries to enforce the school rules; Yuri, the red-haired leader of the Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront), rebels against the god who destined her to have an unreasonable life, and the members of her SSS organization utilize armed weaponry to battle it out against Tenshi's supernatural powers.|
|Apocalypse Meow||Unevaluated||See Cat Shit One|
|Baka to Test to Shōkanjū||Buy||See Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu|
Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
A story set in a school that strictly stratifies students and the relative comforts of their classrooms based solely on their initial test scores. The lowest ranked class rallies to fight against the injustice of this system and decides to take on the higher ranked classes by using the school's 'virtual competitive system', a system which lets students fight each other through the use of 'virtual summoned creatures'. So let the war between the school idiots of class F and the genius kids begin......
Boukyaku no Senritsu
Over a hundred years have passed since humanity lost the war to a strange race of beasts that they call Monsters. The remaining survivors live in constant terror, fear and denial, as they are forced to offer their children in tribute to appease and feed the needs of their inhuman Monster conquerors. But not all of humanity has surrendered completely. A small group called the warriors of Melos still fight on, inspired only by a vision of a young lady known as the 'Melody of Oblivion', remembering an almost forgotten legend that if she is found and freed, then the monsters can be defeated.
Cat Shit One
The war against terrorism has gone private. War has always been a profitable business, so having private corporations field their own armies to fight against terrorism is just good business. Who else could protect those innocent bunnies from the religiously fervent turbaned donkey fanatics. It falls upon a small cadre of seasoned furry rabbit soldiers to take the battle to the donkey's home turf.
|Color Wars||Rent||See Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou|
|Corpse Demon||Buy||See Shiki|
Dance In The Vampire Bund
After millennia in hiding, Mina Tepes, the Princess of the ancient covenant and ruler of all vampires, wants change. Using the vast wealth of the Tepes line, she has paid off the entire gross national debt of Japan and in so doing, gained the authority to create a "special district" off the coast of Japan that is to become the future haven to vampires the world over!
|Demon King Daimao||Rent||See Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou|
|Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu||Unevaluated||See Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu|
Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu
Raina Ryūto is the type of lazy and uninspired student who is probably best known for dozing off in class, but he was still some how managed to get into the elite Roland Imperial Special Academy. And then one day, Raina and his classmates get caught up in the opening battle in a war with the neighboring Kingdom of Esutabūru, which led to the deaths of many of his friends. After the battle, he is summoned before the Emperor Shion Asutaaru and tasked with a quest of finding the relics of the 'legendary hero' which holds the hopes of turning the evil darkness that is enveloping the land and threatening to consume everything he holds so dear.
|Falling from the Sky||Rent||See Sora no Otoshimono|