Hey there, Otaku! I'm a 19 fem who likes to pretend her opinion counts and hates it when people say crap like:
a) "I don't care if the plot sucked, it was the best movie cause it looked (insert fo-trendy slang here)." (Like most things in life, just because it looks good doesn't mean it is and there's no excuse for keeping your standards otherwise)
b) "You have to love this movie because it's classic/cult favorite/pioneering in its genre." (Bull, you don't have to like anything just because a legion of people say you should)
c) "I thought it sucked because it was more mature/realistic/explicit than cartoons should be." (About 90% of anime that makes it to America is not intended for children. In Japan, Anime is considered to be a cheap and expressive medium of storytelling and is as much for adults as it is for kids.)
d) "If it's not Dragonball/Sailormoon/Pokemon/Digimon/Card Captors then I don't want to know about it!" (There are so many better titles out there than the ones I listed and people shouldn't cling to these security blanket titles blindly)
If you fit into any of the above groupings, you'll despise my reviews (Hey that's okay in it's own right) so you might just want to ignore me all together. In addition to my reviews I include a grading scale which is not unlike the ones you were familiar with in school.
B=Above average/Worth Seeing
D=Below Average/Not much to see here
F=Failure/Don't waste your time or money
If you actually bother to read my profile along with my reviews, do me a favor and write me an e-mail telling me what you think of my reviews. I like praise (don't we all?) but I like criticism too, it doesn't really matter how good I think my evaluations are if everyone thinks they're horrible. So let me know, but if you're just nasty and mean, I probably won't read more than a line of your letter let alone respond...fair warning.
|Blood||Rent||See Blood: The Last Vampire|
Blood: The Last Vampire
Shortly before the Vietnam conflict, an American Airbase in Japan hides a deadly secret, and an even deadlier girl. Who is Saya? What is her connection to the U.S. Airbase? Does she even exist?
|Bloodlust||Buy||See Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust|
|Buy||Implanted with a "blue seed", the unborn form of a malevolent entity called the Aragami, young Momiji Fujiyama has found herself the recipient of bizarre powers that allow her to pinpoint the location of an impending Aragami attack. Now recruited by the TAC, a special government agency whose purpose is to combat the Aragami, she is the first line of defense for a nation under siege. But the TAC is badly outgunned and outnumbered. When the Aragami show up, it turns the city into a war zone and the Aragami monsters seem unstoppable! Momiji's only hope is the mysterious Mamoru. But this strong (but cute) looking human may still be bound to carry out the will of his inhuman masters!|
|Bubblegum Crisis 2040||Buy||See Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040|
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
Six years after the earth quake that destroyed most of Tokyo, a group of vigilantes have appeared to counter the threat of boomers gone mad. Can they stop the force behind the berserk boomers before it's too late?
|D 2000||Buy||See Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust|
Mayonaka No Tantei Night Walker (OVA)
|Rent||Shido, a vampire turned private investigator, battles to save humans from the macabre "nightbreeds." He is joined by the police detective Yayoi, the devil-sprite Guni, and his office aid, the high school girl Riho-chan. Now the vampire lord Cain has returned and wants Shido to abandon the humans for the "Golden Dawn". Can Shido overcome his vampire instincts? Will Riho be able to handle working with a vampire?|
|Mermaid's Scar||Buy||See Ningyo no Kizu|
|Night Walker -真夜中の探偵- (OVA)||Rent||See Mayonaka No Tantei Night Walker (OVA)|
|Nightwalker (OVA)||Rent||See Mayonaka No Tantei Night Walker (OVA)|
|Nightwalker: Midnight Detective||Rent||See Mayonaka No Tantei Night Walker (OVA)|
Ningyo no Kizu
A legend speaks that if you eat the flesh of a Mermaid, you will gain eternal youth and longevityMana and Yuta are living proof. As these to immortal companions travel Japan in search of a cure to return them to mortals, Yuta and Mana encounter a mother who is trying to kill her own son. Does the flesh of a Mermaid have something to do with this?
Pet Shop of Horrors
The mysterious Count D sells exotic pets from an exclusive shop in New York's Chinatown. These creatures represent the customers' deepest desires. But with each pet comes a contract which must never be broken ...
|Phantom Quest Corp.||Watch||See Yuugen Kaisha|