Deadman Wonderland Review

deadman-wonderland
Short Review:
Let me just start by saying I’m thoroughly disappointed in the ending being a cliffhanger when there’s no second season! Yet. I hope there will be.
Anyway, the animation was beautifully executed (no pun intended) and the art just magnificent. I enjoyed the plot and loved most of the characters though I thought I was going to have to punch someone half the time at most of the annoying, obnoxious, two faced enemies who just really messed with your head. The series seemed to go quickly but half of it was the finale, or so it felt like. I was also half disappointed with the fact there were only some comedy chibi style features in one episode, then there was no more. However, it didn’t seem like the sort of series to have any at all.The last episodes were absolutely heartbreaking. WARNING! Many many feels ahead! I’d definitely recommend this one unless you have a lot of pent up rage. Yeah…enjoy! Ps. If you love a bit of gore but not too much this ones for you!

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When much of Japan is struck by a disastrous ‘natural anomaly’ and most of the mainland sinks. Ganta, an escapee is the main character of the story- 10 years on from the occurrence. As a high school student, he has no memory of the happenings and so he lives a normal life afterwards…until ‘Red Man’ appears at his school and slaughters his class. As a main suspect and no other leads, Ganta is sentenced to death via Deadman Wonderland- a theme park type prison.
Upon admittance, Ganta is forced to wear a high tech collar that slowly injects him with a lethal poison. To stop this, every three days Ganta must eat a piece of disgusting candy that can be earnt through participating in various activities. With the help of Shiro, a well known female ‘inmate’ who claims to know him, Ganta can live out his sentence to the prison. It’s an amazing anime but if you hate bad endings without continuation then you may want to consider reading the manga which wasn’t stopped.

Facts:
Aired: 17 April 2011 – 3 July 2011
Runtime: 24 mins. approx per episode
Length: 13 episodes
Age Rating: 15 (Again, high ratings have been changed to 15 as per my opinion)

~Shadow x

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Suisei no Gargantia Review

Gargantia
Short Review:

Absolutely loved this anime, and as stupid as it sounds you’ll learn a lot of life lessons from it. The character design, landscapes and animation alike are all beautiful and smooth though some pre recorded lag. The story line was great too, just a little less than unique. However, very disappointing ending that could have come a few episodes before, though I am glad to have a little back story. All in all, a well thought out, gorgeous anime with amazing characters and just the right amount of jokes in my opinion. Episodes 1-13? Recommended!

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I don’t know what I was thinking when I wrote that but I must have been annoyed at the ending because it’s a really good anime with a tonne of feels. Let’s begin!
In the far future, Mankind is forced to leave earth and forms the Galactic Alliance of Humankind. Children are trained from a young age to fight, with the alliance, against the Hideauze. Upon losing a critical battle, Ledo- the protagonist of the story, is basically whacked into a giant wormhole and whisked away. Upon waking, he finds that his AI-automated, humanoid-shaped battle suit (Chamber) has been in cryo-stasis for 6 months whilst helping Ledo recover from several broken bones. It turns out Chamber was found by a team of scavenger humans, upon further inspection they appear to be on a giant fleet of ships. Chamber scans the surrounding stars and planets and eventually finds that the ocean-covered planet is the birthplace of mankind. Earth. The plot is actually quite complex and the pair make a few good friends and help the whole fleet out too. It’s totally worth a try!

Facts:
Aired: 7 April 2013 June 30, 2013
Runtime: 24 mins approx. per episode
Length: 13 episodes
Age Rating: PG-13

BAD NEWS EVERYONE! A recent event held in honour of the franchise announced that season two had become difficult to manage and so season 2 of Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the verdurous planet) has been cancelled ;-;

~Shadow x

Angel Heart Review

Angel Heart
Short Review:

Got to admit, when I saw the description I was instantly grabbed. The title includes two of my favourite words and of course the summery just made it harder to resist. However! The style disappointed me a little, if you know me you’ll know I like my clean cut, modern shoujo action if that’s even possible. I like a crystal clear picture with sparkles and chibis and…blood. But anyway! It turned out to be AMAZING. Though it could have ended sooner, and happens to be one of the longest animes I’ve watched it was still just right. I don’t know how they did it but that had the perfect level of everything you can possibly want in a storyline like that. The episodes fly by like it’s only been 5 minutes and of course you’ll spend 3 hours a day trying to squash in 10 episodes before bed. Be warned, this one will keep you up for nights on end with anticipation. Over all, great style, great story, as unique as it’s kind can be and DEFINITELY recommended 😉 just watch out for a lot of rings, a lot of father daughter tears and a heck of a lot of makkori humour ;D enjoy

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If you’re still reading then…wow good for you! I’ll let you in on a secret, if you haven’t worked it out yet. The short reviews are the reviews I put on disqus. I try to keep them short and informative so people enjoy reading them and can pick out if the anime is suited to them or not! Anyway, so I’ll make this the shorter bit.  An assassination school take on young children, such as Glass Heart, as her nickname was. Upon having to shoot a father whilst his daughter gets ice-cream, Glass Heart eventually breaks down and attempts to commit suicide. Meanwhile, a woman called Kaori is late for an appointment with her fiance, Ryo, to take engagement photos. As Glass Heart is impaled by a fence, Kaori pushes a girl out of the way of an oncoming vehicle and dies. Glass Heart is very precious to a certain someone who I won’t reveal so has Kaori’s heart implanted. The story continues from there, Ryo adopting Glass Heart and so on so forth. It’s a beautiful anime that I hope you’ll all consider because it’s so worth it!

Facts:
Aired: 3 October 2005 – 25 September 2006
Runtime: 24 mins approx. per episode
Length: 50 episodes
Age Rating: PG-13 (may consider slightly higher?)

City Hunter ’99 is the unofficial second season, or so I’d assume anyway but it partners well- as usual will be reviewed as per the order I watch anime in 🙂

~Shadow x

Cat-Planet Cuties Review

cat planet cuties
Short Review:
Got this one down in a day! Gotta say, I didn’t realise this one would be so good, never judge an anime by it’s title hey 😉 anyway, definitely one for girls who need a good laugh or a little cry, good for… Perverts? Anyway! It was pretty good, not a dull moment with Catias around! Have to say, the last episode was the best! Anyone know when 13 comes out? I loved all of it, but the lovey bit at the end sort of annoyed me because I was chanting “GET ON WITH THE ACTION!” The characters were well designed and very pretty indeed, though the style was ‘normal’ it looked lovely still. I very much enjoyed this one, all of it! Recommended!

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Also known as Asobi ni iku yo, the anime stars a teenage boy called Kio Kakazu who is visited by the adorable neko-look-alike alien, Eris. It turns out that Eris is on the run from the CIA. So, Kio lets her stay. Of course, any anime that has any type of pervert on it or any type of sex appeal ends up either having a beach/swim episode or one of the girls on heat. This anime has both. So Eris, with her adorable cat ears and tail, is distracted from her ambassador duties for half the season whilst she attempts to attract Kio. Did I mention that is becomes a giant Catian slumber party because of the Catians on Earth organisation? Yeah so a pervert gets to have a bunch of alien girls in his house just because the one who likes him is in danger of being captured. It’s an hilarious anime with surprising amounts of action and serious moments but I’d say this is definitely one for those who are fans of well, any kind of girl actually. This has been the strangest review I’ve ever written, can’t wait for Highschool of the dead! Go watch it!

Facts:
Aired: 10 July 2010 – 25 September 2010
Runtime: 24 mins approx. per episode
Length: 12 episodes
Age rating: 15

Amnesia Review

amnesia-anime
Short Review:
This one definitely made you feel as if you also had amnesia, trying to figure everything out. I have to say, most of it was quite slow and didn’t really ever pick up. The main character seemed as mute as they come and was never really a personality in particular until the final episodes and she finally picked herself up. Though it was a VERY DISAPPOINTING ending, I still loved it. Surprisingly. Though I wasn’t too attached to the show, I still cried at the end, I mean let’s face it you lose your favourite ships and everything you’ve seen might all be completely different to the final world it doesn’t show. I just hope to dear god that the OVA makes up for it. Overall, it was a very beautiful and moving anime. The final scenes were definitely something to remember and the psychological part really made it. The music was also beautiful, the constant remembering but not sure of where you remember it. I loved it, really. I’d recommend it, but be prepared 😉

Etension:
WARNING- SPOILER
ALERT!
Because the plot is extremely confusing at times, this may give away the important spoiled which is of course- she is travelling into different dimensions in order to find her actual lover. The act of moving between the dimensions is basically limbo, or so I think anyway. She- is whoever you want her to be. No name appears to be specified to my memory. She wakes up with a strange spirit like boy, Orion, in front of her who gives her hints to how to survive the world. She has numbers on her cellphone and a job in a cafe which she appears to be popular in, but refuses to admit she seems to have amnesia. It continues this way for a while, confusing. Eventually all is figured out and she goes back to the place in her real life where she was first endangered and has to set everything right. It is unclear whether or not she chooses to enter the real world at the end though. It’s actually really good and dear god I’m still hoping for a season two. Fun fact, it was initially released as a game for PSP!

Facts:
Aired: 7 January 2013 – 25 March 2013
Runtime: 24 mins approx. per episode:
Length: 12 episodes
Age Rating: PG-13

~Shadow x

Baka to Test to Shanjankuu Review

Baka to Test
Short Review:
When I first heard about this I didn’t really expect to be into it, but then I found myself only taking a few hours straight to finish it. I have to say, the ending is a little disappointing but I guess that just makes for a better sequel right? The art was definitely different but I loved it! I love seeing new art styles and this one was definitely a good one. Not only was it scripted well but the different styles with emotion and the whole idea of such a high tech system is such a great combo! Definitely a light hearted laugh for those who need some cheering up, or just a few hours of laughing your arse off. Anyway, I loved it, just the right amount of adult and childish humour too! Recommended!

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The story revolves around Akihisa, a student of Fumizuki Academy, Japan. The school is ranked, judging is based on tests. A- the best class get benefits that make them appear like the royalty of the school. Class F is completely different. It also revolves loosely around the love triangle Akihisa is involved in with his two female friends. The relationship between Akihisa and the girls is strange to say the least. In order to gain better equipment, classes declare war against each other. Within school grounds, they can summon an ‘Avatar’ that fights for them using the points gained on tests. This means class A avatars are extremely powerful. However, Akihisa has a weapon. Because he’s an incredibly ‘weak’ student and needs extra help, his avatar is somehow able to touch real objects but can also cause pain for Akihisa. When a battle is to take place, a teacher must be present to authorise it. The story follows the Class F students attempting to get better equipment, with hilarious results. The anime is great, especially to motivate revision and that isn’t a lie!

Facts:
Season one aired: 7 January 2010 – 31 March 2010
Runtime: 24 mins approx. per episode
Length: 13 episodes
Age rating: PG-13

Season 2 (Summon the Beasts) has also ended, I’ll post the review as per chronological to what I’ve watched

~Shadow x

Log Horizon Review

log horizon
Short Review:

Wow! One of those I-might-cry-but-no Animes. For a serious story line this sure does have a nice happy feel to it, but I’m not complaining ^^ the story line was great- though the first few episodes didn’t really explain much about any of my questions so you have to assume a lot, the second half really sped up and got me hooked! Thank god for the second season on the way because that was NOT the amazing ending I was expecting. Definitely a cliffhanger -_- I absolutely loved the character design and the fact it managed many different genres but still stayed down to earth with the plot. Loved it! I can’t wait for the next season >~< watch it!

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I’m sure many have already said this season is a lot like Sword Art Online but…that’s the thing. It isn’t. The story follows the community of Log Horizon, an online roleplaying game, being teleported into the game itself. No one knows why or how, they just did. This consists of around 30,000 players all online when the new update launched. Shinoe, an awkward lone wolf decides it’s time to step away from his old ‘team’ mates. Inevitably, he ends up joining a new campaign. It’s slightly different. Instead of trying to beat the game or escape they decide to make the best of the world they have and end up starting a food company. The food within the game basically tastes like cardboard or polystyrene rice cakes. However, the seasonings and sauces have taste so by blending them together carefully they manage to make food that tastes like it would in real life. Hilarious turn on the concept, extremely enjoyable!

Facts:
Season one aired: 5 October 2013 – 22 March 2014
Runtime: 24 mins approx. per episode
Length: 24 episodes
Age Rating: PG-13

Season 2 has also ended, I’ll post the review as per chronological to what I’ve watched

~Shadow x