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Interstella 5555

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem is a visual representation of Daft Punk’s album, Discovery. If you don’t know about Daft Punk, they are a French electronic music duo. They are responsible for “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, which you have already heard, provided you know your Internets. They were also hired to […]

Record of Lodoss War

Record of Lodoss War came out in 1990, thus taking the crown of the oldest anime I have watched thus far. It was introduced to me as “basically Dungeons & Dragons: The Anime”. And that’s quite true. Parn is a fighter, and he rushes into things too much. Really, Parn. Running at your enemy while […]

Cromartie High School

Cromartie High is just about he best darn comedic show I’ve ever seen. Everything in this show seems geared specifically towards me. Rampant randomness, deadpan humor, general awesomeness. The over-the-top dramatic art style only serves to increase its power level. Takashi Kamiyama has just enrolled in high school. Not just any high school, Cromartie High […]

Black★Rock Shooter

Yay stars! Finally. First announced just shy of a year ago, the Black Rock Shooter anime has finally been released. After that long wait, I was happy to see that the show was not horrible. It was good, and I liked it. But… It was too short! 50 minutes, that’s about the length of two […]

Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles is based on a video game of the same name. As I have never played it, I cannot say how closely the anime follows the game’s plot. But no matter. Valkyria Chronicles is set in the year 1935, on the continent of Europa. (The technology is also equivalent to our real world technology […]

Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid

And finally, the third and final piece of the FMP! trilogy. After Fumoffu, TSR goes back to the tension and drama of the original. More so, even. If Fumoffu represented just the hilarity of the original, TSR represents mostly the military action. Some hilarious scenes, but not nearly as many as the original. So it […]


The name “Bakemonogatari” comes from two root words. Bakemono, meaning monster, and monogatari, meaning story. The story centers on Koyomi Araragi, a high school student who is 90% human again after briefly becoming a vampire as a result of an attack. One day, Hitagi Senjogahara, a classmate who never talks to anyone, falls down a […]

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats! (what is it with exclamation points in titles?) was written by guys from Key Visual Arts, who made Air, Kanon, and Clannad. It fits somewhere between Air and Kanon in regards to how much I enjoyed it. It was good, but it could have been better. The setting is a school in the […]

Macross Frontier

WOOHOOO!! Singerrrrs…Innn….SPAAACE!!! The year is 2059. Mankind is out wandering the galaxy, looking for hospitable planets to colonize. In the beginning of the show, a reconnaissance unit sent to an unexplored asteroid belt is destroyed by a swarm of alien biomechanical insects, called the Vajra. The Vajra then start attacking the rest of the fleet. […]

Serial Experiments Lain

Present day, heh… Present time! HAHAHAHAHAH- When I started watching Serial Experiments Lain, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I only barely glimpsed at the overview before starting. (I actually picked this one up because the name just sounds cool, and so is the cover art.) From the cover art, I thought this […]