Name | Rating

Anime Rating Comment

Afro Samurai

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2010

4.75 (moderate) Not as good as I was hoping. Only seems to be 3 colors, red, varying shades of gray, and varying shades of diluted brown, so the picture aspect of it is pretty piss poor. Apparently I don't understand Ghetto, as I often don't understand what they are saying, or I have to replay it over and over, which has caused me to stop caring if I missed what someone had said, and hope I don't miss part of the plot. Also the sound was not equalized or volume leveled; so with the volume set such that the talking was audible, the sound effects would shake my seat (thank you subwoofer, I love you too), and conversely, when the volume was set such that I wasn't waking up the whole apartment complex with the sound effects, the talking wasn't audible. Although I suppose they did that on purpose because the voice actor for the white haired sidekick that never stops talking, has a really annoying voice. Plot is half baked and predicable; revenge, blood, meaningless fights and killing, lop a few heads in half, drink some lemonade, and get some more revenge, oh, and trade a headband every once in a while with a dead man. Action scenes are the only thing this anime does well. plot = 5 picture quality = 4 video/action quality = 8 sound = 2 total = 4.75
in all I just started watching it for the action and it suddenly became watchable (lowering your standards/expectations, and in this case the volume as well, does amazing things)

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2010

7.00 (above average) Funny plot, good character designs, and decent character development. Hit a brick wall at episode 10 (slowed way down) and picked up just a bit for episode 12 (the last one).

Angel Beats!

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2010

8.75 (very good) Awesome series. Combined action comedy and romance all into one, and never seemed awkward in the process. The plot was decently strong, although sometimes I felt like it would go a different direction without a reason. Graphics were pretty good, and the sound was well above average. I kind of hope there is a sequel.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2010

8.25 (good) Good series. One of the few series I actually watched in English (instead of Japanese with English subtitles). I'm not even sure this one can be classified as anime because it's a Nickelodeon production Which means it was produced in the United States... Either way I like the series and it has a good mix of comedy and action. Also it has an awesome plot and characters that I can associate with or are really likable.

Azumanga Daioh

Seen: partially; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2010

4.00 (below average) I've watched the first 16 episodes, and it's supposed to be funny, but it's only gotten 10 laughs out of me. I ranked it a 5 because I haven't finished the series, so a final score can't be determined, however if it continues on like this, then It won't get above a 4 (and more likely be ranked a 3.5). It also moves really slow. The characters have distinct personalities but I just cant relate to any of them, and the plot is super weak. I recently started this series in an attempt to clean up the list of partially watched series. Absolutely boring. This series has no plot. I'm going to give it a poor ranking before even finishing it.
Update:: first 17 episodes. When is this series going to end, it's painful to watch. Docking another .5 of a point for being so long, because 12 episodes was bad enough, but this series... it never seems to end. On the upside I'm more than halfway through, just 9 more to go... oh man... there's so many left! When will it ever end!

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2010

7.75 (good) Very funny, even if the jokes are a bit cliche. Graphics were good, sound was good, and the plot was decent. With very few exceptions, the characters were shallow however fit well into their shallow role to make the amine funny. A little disappointing that it was only 13 episodes.

Bamboo Blade

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2010

7.50 (good) Good series. It's different in terms of it's the only one I've seen with it's type of plot which was really nice. Nice character development.

Black Lagoon

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Jun 07, 2010

9.25 (very good) This was an outstanding series that I watched in two days. Disappointed that it wasn't a longer series, but hey what can you do. Girls, guns, good action, good plots (compared to many other series), Voice acting was great (except for when they attempted to speak English, had to play those parts over a few times to figure out what they said), translation was awesome (normally insults and such tend to get translated poorly and loose impact, but not in this case), the art was great, not perfect, but when is anything perfect? I highly recommend this one.

Burst Angel

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2010

8.00 (good) Cool series. Decent plot. Girls with guns. The guys voice is a little whiny though. First anime I ever owned.

Canaan

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Jul 04, 2010

7.00 (above average) not a bad series, however it just does not seem as great. It has girls (who are flat, as the series likes to point out so very often), often those girls have guns. The main problem is that I do not associate with any of the characters, as none of them are really believable or something like that.

Cowboy Bebop

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2010

7.00 (above average) Interesting storyline. This one I watched because it was recommended to me. It's like a series of smaller stories loosely connected to one larger plot.

Cromartie High School

Seen: partially; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2010

5.00 (moderate) I've seen the first two episodes. First impression is average, but it seems to go for cheap laughs which often don't work on me. I have not encountered anything that I could potentially call a plot yet, but after I finish up some of the series I'm currently watching I'll go back to this one.

Daphne in the Brilliant Blue

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2010

7.00 (above average) Not bad, plot could be a little stronger, and extended out. Decent character designs (with obvious attempts at fanservice, but, I just don't find it that appealing). Maia seems too innocent and stupid to me.

Darker than Black

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010

8.75 (very good) A good series. Interesting smaller plots and powers that have a 'price'. Last episode, although not in character with the rest of the series is an awesome show.
Update: Recently came across season 2 and season '1.5' I guess (It technically came out after season 2, but contains events from between season 1 and 2, and I recommend watching it before season 2) Again, this was awesome, just like the first series. Bumping score from 8.5 to 8.75. Left some plot strings loose at the end, but I was kinda expecting that it would. Pulled an all nighter for this one as well and regretted it later in the day.

Death Note

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2010

9.00 (very good) Got this one recently because I liked the manga so much, (and got a raise from work). It was excellent. I really liked the battle between L and Light, and still liked the battle between M and Light, but not as much. Not much action, but when there is, they do it well. The characters are well developed and its plot has that feel that if either character makes a mistake, it's over kind of feel. It also maintained the what's going to happen next feel, even when I had read the manga.

Detective Conan

Seen: partially

Last Updated: Sep 09, 2010

7.75 (good) Watched the first 130 episodes (ending with The Disappearing Weather Girl, so if you couldn't tell it was the FUNimation dub). English dub... pisses me off, I liked the Japanese names better from the manga. I did not appreciate the discontinuities FUNimation added (like changing city names [in an attempt at having Americanized names {so that punk little American kids wouldn't know that this is an anime instead of a cartoon}], or having the characters say something completely different than what was presented on the screen) Overall it's pretty good, with plot being it's obvious strong point. Sometimes the clues that link who the murderer is are not really incriminating enough to declare that person x was the murderer, but they always have that guilty person self break-down and confession at the end. Not enough Heji and Kid , which makes me sad. In the manga I always liked the chapters with Heiji and/or Kid the Phantom Thief a lot more than the normal chapters, so I wish they'd get moving on that. They don't need to do a murder (or attempted murder) every time, and also moving the plot concerning the Black Organization every once in a while would be cool.

Elfen Lied

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Jul 06, 2010

7.00 (above average) It seems as if the director really liked killing people, because about 23 people got their heads ripped of in the first 5 minutes of the first episode. It was pretty good, but they summarized a lot, and missed some of the stuff I really liked from the manga, so it got docked some points there.

Fruits Basket

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2010

7.50 (good) It was a good series. Made me laugh occasionally. Plot was not the strongest, but it tied me over for a while. It was much better than I would have thought.

Full Metal Panic!

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2010

8.75 (very good) I liked all three seasons of this anime, but my favorite by a significant margin is the Full Metal Panic Fumoffu season. It was practically non stop laughs. I also could not predict what was going to happen next which made that season outstanding. I will re-watch that season soon. The other two seasons would probably be ranked a 7 for decent plot but becoming more predictable.

Fullmetal Alchemist

Seen: completely; Own: partially;

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2010

8.75 (very good) I have seen all of the first season and liked it (and own it), and I have also just finished the Brotherhood season. The movie was also decent. I liked the first season, never got bored although parts were easy to predict. Good mix of action and comedy. The Brotherhood season is awesome. I can easily predict what's going to happen because I have read the manga, but the manga has an awesome story line (it's currently my favorite manga), this the animation is also awesome. Would recommend to most people.

Gake no Ue no Ponyo

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2010

7.00 (above average) Awesome artwork, sound is decent, however sometimes confusing, like out of the blue the world was in danger of being destroyed... why? The plot is a bit childish and occasionally showed great weakness. Many of the characters have very good development which adds to the enjoyment. Another good one to add to the watchlist if I'm ever looking after little kids.

Gantz

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Mar 09, 2010

6.75 (above average) Read the manga, and that seems to have ruined this anime for me because it's not living up to what I imagined. The anime seems to go really slow compared too the manga, and this series in my opinion should be going much faster. Decent plot though, but if you want the better story read the manga.

Grave of the Fireflies

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2010

5.00 (moderate) This would be a movie I was predetermined not to like. It was interesting seeing The Great War from a Japanese civilian perspective (the reason this gets a 5 instead of a 3.5 or 4), however it just felt off. I didn't like the English dub, The graphics were good considering this film was made before I was born, however as typical of animated films from my early years and before, the colors seem a bit washed out, and I just didn't feel an attachment to any of the characters, where I didn't care if characters lived or died.

Great Teacher Onizuka

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2010

8.50 (very good) Great series. Loved the manga and the anime lived up to the manga. I'm a little disappointed that they cut some stuff out, but they did a good job seamlessly cutting it out such that the series ended before I realized that they cut stuff out. Awesome plot and GTO rocks.

Hayate the Combat Butler

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2010

7.00 (above average) This series has been decent. Took a break from watching it at about ep 45, to watch some shorter series. Some funny parts, but I guess I'm definitely a fan the one long continuous plot rather than the every episode or so is a complete subplot that is started and resolved in the episode (which is what this is). It gets a 7, as it's a bit childish (especially the first season), however I thoroughly enjoy the manga. The second season does a better job following the manga and just seemed that the production staff started caring. Also the first closing song for the second season, "Honjitsu, Mankai Watashi Iro!", is amazing and my second favorite opening/closing for an anime (first being the opening for Speed Grapher, "Girls On Film")

High School of the Dead

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2010

7.25 (above average) I have seen the first two episodes, so not much room for commenting here (also reason for the 5), but this series has potential for fanservice, a potentially good, but overused, storyline of zombies (also known as 'Them' in this series), and some decent character development (at least from my current standing of 2 episodes in). It can also fail miserably, given the overused storyline, so we'll see how they do.
Update: Finished the series. It wasn't bad, but wasn't amazing. It has a lot of fanservice (of course the manga, or what I've read of it does too) and so that was helping it. It didn't try to actually finish the series, which is nice, because it's not awkward at the beginning of a second series, and can just pick up where they left off on the first. Zombies is just not my cup o' tea for a plotline, so I wasn't expecting an incredibly amazing plot.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Seen: partially

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2010

8.50 (very good) Just finished the 8th episode and wow... it's a messed up show. I'm not sure what's going on, and every time I want to sort it out the show changes. I kinda want to know what's going on, like why does the story seem to restart and change? Currently rated a 5 as I just started this anime, but it's score will probably increase (especially because it's pretty unpredictable, and the animation style isn't bad).
Update: finished the 22nd episode and it's still a messed up show. This show was nothing like what I expected. I'm catching on to what's happening, and this show is surprisingly good at building suspense. It's more of a bunch of mini series with the same characters and and the murders that involve the characters, but it's not always the same character(s) that die(s). I'm still trying to figure out if it's the same 2 stories, just told from a different character's perspective, with massive amounts of continuity check failures, or if some of the stories are just really similar. Bumping score way up, because it's good and messed up.
Update: finished this series, but heard rumors of sequel, so looking for that (and this website has a nasty habit of lumping sequels, even if they have a different name, under one title, so Not marking complete till I find definitive info on a sequel). I would tell you everything I figured out, but they end up being some decently major plot spoilers, and are more for discussion between people who have already seen it.

Howl's Moving Castle

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2010

9.00 (very good) another absolutely amazing movie from Studio Ghibli. Something about this movie just had that magic that makes awesome movies. Loved the artwork, voice acting was superb, and the plot had a magical touch to it (although now that I'm looking back on it, it did have some loopholes). A lighthearted movie with a more serious side. Sophie is a wonderful character, and by far my favorite in this film.

Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2010

8.00 (good) Enjoyable. Cute characters, full of misunderstandings, and decent development. Towards the end it seemed like they were pointlessly fighting for no reason (I mean even more pointlessly than fighting because of a misunderstanding) and I wasn't sure who was on what side, or how many sides there were. Graphic design was good (I think the more recent Animes in general are getting better in this category, although most of it is color choice and choosing colors that go well together or set the mood well, and not just picking one because you can)

Ikkitousen

Seen: partially

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2010

5.00 (moderate) Watch the first 3 episodes of the first of four seasons. Not bad, but things are overly exaggerated, like blood loss and such. Ranked 5 because I just started and right now It still has plenty of time to fall upon it's face, or be really good.

Inuyasha

Seen: first

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2010

5.00 (moderate) first episode wasn't as awesome as I had imagined it to be, from my basis of reading the manga years and years ago. I'll probably come back to it when I get bored with other series, but it will be a long series.

K-On!

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2010

7.50 (good) A friend had this on blu-ray, so we watched it on his PS3. It wasn't bad. The sound was good, the artwork was good. The characters are cute (except for the abnormally bowed legs and super small feet). It didn't have much of a plot, but I wasn't expecting one either.

Kampfer

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2010

8.75 (very good) So I pulled an all-nighter to watch this. I like the character designs, I liked the plot, and the sound good, however the last show seemed stupid compared to the other 11. I almost docked the rating because of that show, so I'm pretending my rating does not include the last show. Things I didn't like, are the fact that they never actually resolved the plot, the last episode in whole, and how short the series was (it had a strong enough plot that they could have made a least a 24 episode series, possibly more), and the abandonment of all previous character development of Kaede to make her bipolar psychopath (I liked her better before, but the bipolar psychopath thing adds another level to the plot, that could make the story better if they would have finished it). Things I liked are the plot (but where's the rest of it?), the fanservice (and/or cute character designs), and the voice acting was really good.

Kiki's Delivery Service

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Aug 04, 2010

7.00 (above average) It was a good film, but not great. Artwork was fine, plot was ok, but a bit to climax-less for me. Good film to watch with some kids, like most of Studio Ghibli's films.

Kurokami

Seen: first

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2010

5.00 (moderate) Never heard of this one but my friend got some of it. Watched the first episode, and my first impression is this has potential, it could turn out to have a messed up plot (like I'm thinking high possibility of psychological disorders for the main character), and it seems like it will be dark, which is cool with me.

Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2010

8.00 (good) This was a good Studio Ghibli film. It had an interesting, yet slightly predictable plot. If I weigh in the fact that the film was made before I was born, then it is a truly amazing film. The artwork is awesome (especially considering when the film was made), the English dub I listened to was alright, and as I already stated the plot was decent.

Love Hina

Seen: partially; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2010

5.00 (moderate) Still watching this one. I stopped because I could predict everything that was going to happen, and I bought Code Geass so I went to that. I will resume watching someday, however it's not high on the list. I'm about half way through.

Lupin III

Seen: partially

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2010

8.25 (good) Watched Lupin III Castle of Cagliostro and it was great. Loved the plot, loved how witty it was, great graphics for the late 70's, what more could I ask for? Well, ok, I could ask for more, and I will, so I'm trying to find more Lupin III stuff. Update: Found Lupin III season 1 and 2. Watched season 1 and am halfway through season 2, it's not as good as the movie, but it is still a good anime. The graphics aren't as awesome as the much more recent anime, but it was made before I was born, so it's still good.

Mahou Sensei Negima!

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2010

6.75 (above average) Started off good but is slowing down fast. Sped up towards the end, when they tried to make it into a more serious show (but ended up increasing its corniness factor). Nagi's voice is annoying as hell (English version, as that's what the library had), it sounds like a whiny 8 year old girl. Overall the best word to describe this series is corny.

Mezzo Forte

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2010

7.00 (above average) I have seen both Mezzo Forte and Mezzo DSA (Danger Service Agency), the TV squeal series to the 2 part movie of Mezzo Forte. It's not bad, but I can't help but remember the destructible environment in Red Faction, in that concrete walls are easily destroyed by a mere kick from Mikura (at least in Red Faction it took the Hammer of Thor or a vehicle ramming into the building to be destroyed) DSA was much better than Forte, as in DSA would probably be ranked a 7.25 and forte would probably get a 6, which in my somewhat logarithmic anime ranking scale is a somewhat big difference.

My Neighbor Totoro

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2010

7.50 (good) My roommate happens to own this (the Disney release) amongst her mostly sci-fi movies collection (the only 'cartoon' [as she called it] she owns). I watched it and it was really good. I could see myself watching it several times in a day if I was 8 again. The artwork was well done the sound was good except for the crying, which is by default, really annoying. Plot was definitely something for the younger audience, however Disney's translation for the subs was, well they didn't do a very good job (which surprised me, as Disney usually is the closest you can get to perfect for animated films). I know enough Japanese to know that 'Itadakimasu' is said before a meal to give thanks to the person who made the food, and not 'it looks delicious', as well as other translation mistakes That I could catch, however they still get the gist of the story across. Also the subs were a bit high, they could have been much closer to the bottom, however that might have something to do with the program I used to play it (used WMP instead of the program I usually use)

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Aug 03, 2010

8.50 (very good) Another great Studio Ghibli film. The artwork was good, the plot was good, the English dub was good (kinda want to watch it in Japanese as well, so maybe sometime later). It was very imaginative.

Omamori Himari

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Oct 03, 2010

7.75 (good) This anime didn't particularly have many weak points, however no particularly amazing things either. It's about par for more modern anime. It had fanservice (being the Harem that it is), a good plot, it didn't try to extend things too much, decent mixture of characters, and the artwork and sound were good. It's good, but doesn't stand out of the crowd much.

One Piece

Seen: partially; Own: partially;

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2010

8.50 (very good) Currently on ep 400. Have already read the manga so I hope it continues to stay with that. It is an awesome anime, and the manga is also awesome. The only setback I am currently having with it is that they do a long previous episode flashback (like 1/4 to 1/3 of the show, so docking it some for that) at the beginning of the episodes where there will be a continuation of a battle. I am amazed that I'm so far and not completely bored with it (got bored once around episode 250 or so, don't quite remember as that was months ago, and took a 3-4 month hiatus from watching), even when I already know what's going to happen. One of my highly recommended series to watch, but maybe not all in one go (that's a lot of episodes to watch).
Update: Finished with ep 471. Will take another hiatus from watching One Piece (this time mandatory, as I'm all caught up with the releases) and give it some time to get some more shows under it's belt.

Onegai Teacher

Seen: completely; Own: completely;

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2010

4.00 (below average) This anime tried to pull a To Love-Ru and failed. They couldn't pull off the fan service and I'm not too keen on a high school student going out with his teacher that looks to be his 10 year senior. Plot was weak and the characters were under developed. I wish he would have just gone out with his classmate who had her eye on him. That would have been much more exciting. I'm disappointed I bought this series. Wouldn't recommend this series to anybody, however it's not the worst animation ever.

Only Yesterday

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 05, 2010

5.00 (moderate) Plotless. No climax, no suspense, no wondering what was going to happen next. Nothing major happened. The artwork was not one of Studio Ghibli's best, the sound and voice acting was average, and as I have already stated, it's devoid of any sort of plot.

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010

6.75 (above average) This one is decent, but it is flawed. I'm not a fan of the narrator, who talks over the actual characters, and says useless things 90% of the time and then an occasional funny thing. I think it would be better without the narrator, or the Narrator only talks when someone else isn't. Plot is also not the strongest, and as the narrator says, there isn't much potential for fan service (however I bet that's not going to stop the producer's from trying), so I'm heavily relying on character development to pull this series through.
Update: I actually finished this series soon after it became available for watching on the internet. Wasn't bad, but not great either. I don't know what took me so long to update this...

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

Seen: partially

Last Updated: Dec 04, 2010

8.75 (very good) Funny. Surprisingly good for having a plot line bordering on a breaking one of my rules on acceptable plot lines. The characters are decently well developed and the character designs are outstanding. My favorite character was Kirino, but then episode 6 happened and out of the blue Oj?chan rocketed into first place, leaving Kirino in a close second.

Pokémon

Seen: partially; Own: partially;

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010

8.00 (good) This brings back memories of waking up at 6 am on Saturday morning, to watch the weekend cartoons. Such a great show (mostly for the nostalgic feeling). I sing along to the theme song just like I used to. Currently 22 episodes into the first season. There are a lot of puns, to the point that I've counted at least 4 in every episode, and some episodes will get into the double digits in the same scene. I tried watching the first episode in English and Japanese w/ English subs... Will definitely watch this one in English just for the nostalgia factor. Also I didn't notice this the first time around (watching it on Saturday mornings), but Ash is a prick (And Gary is even more of a prick).
Update: Finished the first season, and the First movie. I'm surprised how weak the Pokemon in the Pokemon League are... not as spectacular as I was hoping. Now onto Season II (and a not so scratched to hell and back DVD of the second movie).
Update: Season 2 Done. Pretty good, but the new theme song is no where near as good as the original. Otherwise, it's a very consistent series in terms of enjoyability.
Update: Finished season 3, and why are we less than half way through the Johto League? New theme song is still crappy. Still an enjoyable series. Ash is much less of a prick, and Team Rocket is awesome. I sometimes wish I could voice James.
Update: Finished season 4 and Mewtwo Returns (Ok, but like the first movie, doesn't fit in between any of the episodes well, like a poor side quest), but we still aren't done with the Jhoto league... (Jhoto must be a much larger place than Indigo). Theme song got better, but still not as good as the first season's theme song. Team Rocket is still some of the best characters.

Pom Poko

Seen: completely

Last Updated: Sep 05, 2010

6.00 (average) Not one of my favorite Studio Ghibli films. Childish, and weak on plot. Strong environmental message, that seemed to drive the plot instead of just writing a good plot.

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