Anime Quote:

"There's no such thing as a painless lesson-they just don't exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can't gain anything without losing something first. Although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you'll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle. Yeah... a heart made Fullmetal." - Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Anime Spotlight #5: Hamatora


Description:
"Minimum"— Otherwise known as "small miracles", is a special power that only manifests within a few, select humans. Those who possess this ability are called "Minimum Holders." 2014: Yokohama. The detective duo of Nice and Murasaki, otherwise known as "Hamatora," wait again today for work with their friends at a table at Cafe Nowhere that they use as their agency. Suddenly, a job they receive seems to have a weird connection with the serial killer that their police friend, Art is searching for.







Anime: Hamatora
No. Eps: 12 Eps
Studio: NAZ
Aired: Winter 2014
Tags: MYSTERY, ACTION, DRAMA, SUPERPOWERS


Reason for Spotlight:
This is a recent Anime but because I have only recently watched it and enjoyed it, I felt like it was right for me to show it off. Not only is this first season completed but also the second season was only recently completed.  I rated a very high rating yet the AVG. Rating on Anime Planet doesn't really match to what I would have though it should deserve. This Anime was well thought of, the animation style was superb and the characters were amazing. It also helped to know there was a second season as at the end of this season it does say "To Be Continued". If you like Anime where there is mainly one main plot line and you like superpowers then this Anime is perfect for you and remember there is a second season out already called "Re: Hamatora".



My Rating: 5 Stars
AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 3.6 Stars

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Anime Recommendation #3: If you like Brothers Conflict you might like...

If you liked Brothers Conflict: 
When Chii’s father remarried, she gained more than just a stepmother - she also became the stepsister to thirteen brothers! And as if her now massively-sized family isn’t enough to handle, the girl also learns that they’ll be moving in together! Chii’s new brothers are eager to help her feel welcome, but with everyone living together without parental supervision, the arrangement might lead to more than just new friendships...











You might like Diabolik Lovers:
After her father moves and leaves her behind, Yui Komori arrives at the mansion she must now call her home, unaware of the horrors that await her. For Yui’s new housemates are vampires, and she’s been sent to live with them by the church as their prospective bride-to-be. But what sounds like the subject of a romance novel soon turns to despair, as these fanged beauties are delighted to have a new plaything to torment and will stop at nothing to force themselves upon her and drink her blood. Yui must now learn to cope with her new life of being sadistically abused at every turn, whether she’s called derogatory slurs, forced to feed the vampires’ bloodlust against her will, or being treated like the garbage they see her to be.






Reasons/Similarities:
  • Reverse Harem 
  • Romance!? 
  • Weird 
  • Boys 
  • Like Marmite- Love or Hate it ^_^ 
  • Hot Boys 
With this one I thought I would add that although they are alike with the obvious they are completely different in a another way. Being that DL is dark and twisted and BC is happy go lucky.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Review of Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

The storyline is a normal romance/comedy storyline but with little things different to other anime. Although this anime had some differences, I kept thinking about the anime "Say I Love You". I really did love this Anime but because of the things that were so similar I couldn’t rate it 9 or 10.

The Animation and Sound was not a problem to me at all.

The main characters were a bit weird as I had a love/hate relationship with some of them. Haru and Shizuku the two main ones were the ones I had a love/hate relationship, like throughout the whole anime, they were just sometimes making me all happy and then the next I felt really annoyed. I think out of all the characters, only two of them I actually loved which was Asako and Souhei.

Overall I really did enjoy this anime but I wished there was more differences to other anime and also for the characters to be a little less annoying.



Final Rating:


Story- 8/10
Animation- 10/10
Sound- 10/10
Characters- 8.5/10
Overall- 8/10

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Anime Spotlight #4: Tears to Tiara

Description:
Rhiannon is the fair and gentle daughter of a village chief. Unfortunately for her, she's also exactly the sort of maiden who is needed as a sacrifice to wake the Demon King Arawn from his thousand-year slumber and is soon kidnapped for this very purpose. However, when Arawn is summoned, he decides to spare Rhiannon's life, instead killing her captor and freeing her from mind control. Taken with his kindness, Rhiannon immediately decides to marry the Demon King, making him the new village chief. All of this is bad news for Rhiannon's protective but hot-headed brother Arthur, who must now pledge his knightly service to his new Lord, Arawn. Together the three of them must journey and together they must fight, encountering new friends and new foes along the way.




Anime: Tears to Tiara 
No. Eps: 26 Eps 
Studio: White Fox 
Aired: Spring 2009 
Tags: HAREM, ACTION, FANTASY, SEINEN, ADVENTURE, MAGIC, DEMONS, MEDIEVAL


Reason for Spotlight:
This was an amazing anime although at first a little slow and annoying. This anime is so under-rated.. I have barely or at all ever seen anyone talk about this Anime before, which is sad because I loved the idea of including a certain legendary story in it. This anime needs more love and more attention starting from today. If you liked the anime "Utawarerumono" or "Tsubasa Chronicle" then you may like this. 


My Rating: 4.5 Stars
AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 3.47 Stars 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Anime Recommendation #2: If you like Kuroko's Basketball you might like...

If you liked Kuroko's Basketball:

They were known as the 'Generation of Miracles' – five basketball prodigies who helped lead Teiko Middle School's basketball team to glory, defeating anyone who got in their way. But a mysterious rumor tells of a sixth, a phantom player who the five prodigies respected greatly. That boy is Tetsuya Kuroko, a freshman at Seirin High and the newest member of the basketball club. Alongside strong teammates such as Taiga Kagami, Kuroko will use his unique skills on the court to help the team defeat old rivals and make their way to the championships.









You might like Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club:

When Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin were in elementary school, they swam together in a relay race and won the match. As Rin was on his way to Australia to train to become an Olympic champion, the gang decided to bury their trophy in a time capsule and retrieve it when they all had grown up. Now, Haruka, Makoto and Nagisa have reunited in high school and decide to dig up the prize. But on the way there, they run into none other than Rin, and he's determined to show Haru who's the best! As a result of this fateful meeting, the three friends decide to start a swim club, along with fellow classmate Rei, and their rival's little sister Gou as the team manager. Can the gang hold their own against Rin and prove their skills at the Prefectural Tournament?






Reasons/Similarities:
  • Sport
  • School Life
  • Fit boys 
  • Dramatic 
  • Rivalry 
  • Fit boys again 
  • Different coloured hair
  • A guy with glasses 
  • Realistic problems
  • Relationships

Friday, 19 September 2014

Top 10 Anime Openings/Endings (of Summer 2014)

Review of Karneval

I had this as my to watch for a while and because I started an anime I wasn’t getting into straight away, I felt like I wanted something I can quickly watch and enjoy and this was perfect for me as it is only 13 eps long.

The Storyline was really good and I enjoyed the whole thing. It was really unique and I haven’t seen anything like it before. The reason it isn’t a 10/10 is because although I wanted a short anime, I felt this should have been longer and the end was a little bit rushed.

The Animation and Sound was perfect especially the parts with Nai when he blanks out.

The Characters were very well thought of but I felt like some relationships in this could have been developed a lot better and stronger. Nai is such a clueless person throughout most of it but whenever he showed a backbone and strength I cheered him on like he could hear me. The other main characters being Gareki, Tsukumo and Yogi were all really important to the anime as all 3 had completely different types of personalities but when put together made a perfect person to be friends with.

Overall I really enjoyed this Anime with the only fault being that I wanted it to be longer. 



Final Rating:

Story- 9.5/10
Animation- 10/10
Sound- 10/10
Characters- 9/10
Overall- 9/10

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Anime Spotlight #3: Kiba

Description:
Have you ever been sick and tired of the world we live in? So much, that you've tried any means possible to escape it? Zed shares the same feelings as we all do. In the smog ridden, and sunless world of Calm, people manage to scrape by on the bare minimum. Fed up with living in this hellhole, Zed looks for an outlet to another world. Beating down and smashing every door in his sight, he hopes that if he believes strong enough, his gateway will open -- open to a place beyond his imagination, and where his life will have meaning. After finally being transported to another world full of nature and endless battles, Zed soon comes to realize that his life of purpose has just begun.


Anime: Kiba
No. Eps: 51 Eps
Studio: MADHOUSE
Aired: Spring 2006 - 2007
Tags: ADVENTURE, FANTASY, SHOUNEN, ACTION, MAGIC

Reason for Spotlight:
This anime got me hooked from pretty much the start. Although to start with it's a little slow but it shows huge promises of getting better. I think the reason why I wanted this anime to be on this spotlight was because I thnk it should have more attention and I feel it's under rated. If you liked anime such as "Bleach", "Mar" and "Shaman King" then you might enjoy this awesome anime. 

My Rating: 4.5 Stars
AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 3.69 Stars 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Anime Recommendation #1: If you like Shakugan no Shana you might like...

If you liked Shakugan no Shana:


Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?



You might like Kaze no Stigma:

Years after having been exiled from the Kannagi household for being unable to utilize their fire magic, Kazuma returns to Japan, only to discover that the Kannagi family's very existence is threatened. Unknown to them, during his absence, he had become a Contractor and thus acquired a vast strength in wind magic. Not showing any remaining contempt for them, he offers to help solve the Kannagi household’s problems in return for large sums of money. Together with his younger brother Ren and the feisty heir to the Kannagi household, Ayano, he fights to protect those he cares about... for a price!









Reasons/Similarities:
  • A main Girl and Boy
  • Fire
  • Swords
  • Magic
  • Pink/Red Hair
  • Action
  • Fighting
  • Kick ass girls 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Review of No Game No Life

The storyline is most definitely unique and a great idea but although I did love this anime the ecchiness just was a little too much for my liking. But apart from the ecchi it was one of the most enjoyable anime ever. I did have a break from it half way which is also why it clearly lacked something over than just the fact I don't like ecchi stuff.

The Animation and Sound was not a problem to me at all, hardly ever is... as you can see from my other reviews... only now and then is it a problem.

The characters are another thing all together. I had a love/hate relationship with each and every character apart from Jet who I just love for some reason. Shiro and Sora just really annoyed me at times yet at other times really made me happy and smile. The relationship between them is just so cute and amazing but things were just a little over the top. Same with all of the other characters for example Stephanie.

Overall I really enjoyed this Anime but things just weren’t as good as it could have been. I loved the ending and if there was to be a second season I would watch it.


Final Rating:

Story- 8/10
Animation- 10/10
Sound- 10/10
Characters- 8.5/10
Overall- 8/10

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Anime Spotlight #2: Elemental Gelade

Description:

As an orphan whose life is in the hands of space pirates, Coud has had no choice but to survive on bravado alone. He has nothing to live for until he finds Ren entombed amongst the treasures in the pirate ship's hold, and awakens her. In addition to being mysterious and beautiful, Ren can transform into a battle sword to help Coud fight and prove his strength -- but with this strength comes the bitter realization that power alone is not enough. Now, in a race against time, Coud must endure betrayals and fierce battles as he struggles to return Ren to her home, before it's too late...

AnimeElemental Gelade
No. Eps: 26
Studio: XEBEC
Aired: Spring 2005
Tags: ADVENTURE, FANTASY, ROMANCE

Reason for Spotlight:
I think it's pretty obvious why I am spotlighting it, I rated it 5 stars and the AVG. Rating on Anime Planet in my opinion is just too low for what is a really good Anime. If you like anime such as "Fate/Stay Night", "Shining Tears X Wind" and "Tsubasa Chronicle" then you should most certainly should check out this Anime.

My Rating: 5 Stars
AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 3.68 Stars 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Review of La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia

First off I want to say, I can see why some people didn't like it, but I did.

The story was amazing but I also felt like it lacked something... I wanted a bit more action but other than that I felt like it was an awesome storyline and it was unique apart from using Tarot cards which I think other Anime have used.

The Animation and Sound was not a problem to me bar the fact the Dubbed voice of Felicitá was a tad annoying at times.

I really loved the main three characters; Felicitá, Nova and Libertà. Nova and Libertà's relationship develops so much throughout the anime and I really loved that. The only problem I had with the characters was the fact I wanted more storylines to the other main characters for example I wanted to know more about Dante.

Overall I really loved this Anime but wished that a few things were different and of course, I wished it would have been longer.

Final Rating:

Story- 9/10
Animation- 10/10
Sound- 9.5/10
Characters- 9/10
Overall- 9/10

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