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5 most recent reviews

Onimonogatari - DVD review [TV Series]

Action, Comedy, Drama, 0 comments


Preview: Onimonogatari is the fourth arc in Monogatari Second Season and is focused this time on Araragi's blonde vampire companion. This arc is one of the shorter ones with only four episodes and it contains one of the saddest moments in the franchise to date. The...


Score: 7 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Wed, 25 Mar 2015]

Appleseed Alpha [Movie]

Action, Dystopian, Sci-Fi, 0 comments


Preview: Look - I'll level with you. the part of reviewing anime that I hate most is summarizing storylines. I just hate it. I mean, what's the point? If you're already interested enough in a show or movie to read this review, you've probably already read up on the...


Score: 6 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Mon, 23 Mar 2015]

Ben-To [TV Series]

Action, Comedy, Ecchi, 0 comments


Preview: From all the fan-service shows I've watched as a reviewer, I’m considering Ben-To as one of the best ones I’ve seen and there are several reasons why. It might not be an instant classic, but there are many factors why you should check out this fun show....


Score: 8 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Sat, 21 Mar 2015]

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - Cinema Screening [Movie]

Drama, Historical, 0 comments


Preview: When Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from film making in 2013, it was assumed by many that Studio Ghibli was no more, or at least no longer in the same realm of untouchable quality as before. This jump in logic is not completely warranted as Studio Ghibli is not...


Score: 7 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Thu, 19 Mar 2015]

Kill la Kill #2 [TV Series]

Action, Comedy, Fan Service, Fantasy, High School, Magical Girl, Super Power, 0 comments


Preview: Warning: may contain spoilers. "My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." - Jack Nicholson. Continuing on from the first collection, we witness more over-the-top action, fascistic fashions, and shocking revelations affecting not...


Score: 9 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Tue, 17 Mar 2015]

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Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 16 - 17 Streaming (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Broken Blade (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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tsuritama (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Death Parade - Episodes 1-6 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Rideback (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


In 2020, the world finds itself governed by the GGP, a tyrannical global dictatorship that has wrested control from the world's leaders, enforcing order with an iron fist. Against this backdrop, we meet Rin Ogata, a 19 year old girl whose dreams of a career in ballet have been dashed by...

Fairy Tail #9 (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


Warning: may contain spoilers. "The Glorious Dead" - Inscription on the Cenotaph.   The latest DVD collection of Fairy Tail  brings us a brand new story arc, combining the usual instalments of battles along with some added character development,...

Michiko & Hatchin #2 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Battle Girls: Time Paradox (0) | Read | 4 out of 10


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Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 14 - 15 Streaming (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


This review will contain spoilers. Sailor Moon takes up her Moon Stick and strikes Queen Metalia with all her might, to destroy her once and for all. With the last of her strength she succeeds, but what now? Where will Usagi, the Sailor Senshi and Mamoru go from here? Episodes 14 and...

Naruto: Shippuuden #20 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Naruto: Shippuuden #19 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Blood Lad (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Kamisama Dolls (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


Kyohei looks like a normal college boy, but in fact he’s from a rich family and a long line of ‘Seki’ – humans with the power to control kakashi, ancient wooden God-like beings. But many years ago after a traumatic incident he gave up his role as a Seki to live a normal...

Giovanni's Island (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness." - Leo Tolstoy When it comes to Japan covering the World War II, it is always a subject treated with wariness. There are still plenty of people in Japan, including the current Prime...

Durarara!! x2 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Otorimonogatari - DVD Review (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Back when Bakemonogatari was released, there were two female characters that never really engaged me throughout that series: Tsubasa Hanekawa and Sengoku Nadeko. In Hanekawa's case, she got two arcs in the form of Nekomonogatari Black  and  White that really did flesh out...

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Akame Ga Kill! (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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Kabukimonogatari (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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Michiko & Hatchin #1 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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One Piece Movie Collection 3 - [Films 7-9] (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Bleach - Fall of the Arrancar (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Nekomonogatari White (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc #3 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Kill la Kill #1 (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Linebarrels of Iron (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Usagi Drop (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Nisemonogatari #2 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Onimonogatari is the fourth arc in Monogatari Second Season and is focused this time on Araragi's blonde vampire companion. This arc is one of the shorter ones with.. Read more (0 comments)
Look - I'll level with you. the part of reviewing anime that I hate most is summarizing storylines. I just hate it. I mean, what's the point? If you're already.. Read more (0 comments)
From all the fan-service shows I've watched as a reviewer, I’m considering Ben-To as one of the best ones I’ve seen and there are several reasons why. It.. Read more (0 comments)

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