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5 most recent reviews

Amnesia [TV Series]

Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Shojo, 0 comments


Preview: Amnesia may be a rare occurrence in the real world but in fiction it’s a common trope inflicted either on the main character or sometimes the love interest. It’s exploited to achieve several goals at once: to create easy sympathy for the suffering character...


Score: 5 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Tue, 28 Jul 2015]

Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 25 - 26 Streaming [TV Series]

Magical Girl, 0 comments


Preview: With the world in danger and backed into a corner with no choice left, Sailor Pluto commits the third and final taboo – stopping time. Although the Legendary Silver Crystals are now in safe hands, Pluto dies as a result of her actions, leaving a despairing Black Lady to...


Score: 7 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Thu, 23 Jul 2015]

Bleach - The Lost Agent [TV Series]

Action, Adventure, Shonen, 0 comments


Preview: Episodes 343-354 Over a year has passed since Ichigo lost his powers and he and his friends are doing the usual things seventeen-year-old high school kids do: part-time jobs; mooching around; hanging out... Until one day Ichigo, as chivalrous as ever, interrupts a...


Score: 8 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Mon, 20 Jul 2015]

Familiar of Zero 3 - Rondo of Princesses [TV Series]

Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, 0 comments


Preview: Saito Hiraga, the young Japanese school student magically summoned to the country of Tristain to be the familiar of Void Magic User Louise de la Vallière etc. etc. is rather puzzled. He died at the end of the war between Tristain and Albion but was restored to life by...


Score: 5 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Thu, 16 Jul 2015]

Samurai Bride [TV Series]

Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, 0 comments


Preview: It’s been many months since Muneakira Yagyu and his Master Samurai girls defeated the great evil Gisen; now he’s back from his journey of training and longs to see how his dojo is doing. But in his absence the dojo has faced its deadliest opponent yet...


Score: 5 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Sat, 11 Jul 2015]

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Super Sonico - Complete Collection (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


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Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 23 - 24 Streaming (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1) | Read | 10 out of 10


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One Piece #10 (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Familiar of Zero 2 - Knight of the Twin Moons (2) | Read | 6 out of 10


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One Piece: Film Z (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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Durarara!! (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Log Horizon #2 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Parasyte: The Maxim (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Sankarea - Undying Love: Complete Collection (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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The Diary of Ochibi (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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The Ambition of Oda Nobuna (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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Ben-To (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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tsuritama (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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