Category “Fall 2006 Anime Review”

Tokimeki Memorial – Anime Review

Wednesday, 27 October, 2010

Review: Riku Aoba’s family have moved to a new town and he has been transferred to a new school because of his father’s new job. It’s a new school with all the latest equipments and clubs. However, this is not the reason why he is so surprised about his new school. While introducing himself to his new class, he realizes some of his classmates are wearing weird animal-ear-accessories. The beautiful, gentle and very popular girl Amamiya-san is put in change of showing him around school. She tells him those accessories are signs of great accomplishments in this school. The whole school turns out to be a crazy place. The teachers are weird, the school’s motto is “freedom” and in the end he gets tricked into a race where the whole school is after him. How is he going to survive all this? Luckily he already made good friends with some male and female students.
Rating: 6/10

Asatte no Houkou – Anime Review

Wednesday, 27 October, 2010

Review: After their parents died the little Karada lives alone with her old brother. She cooks and wishes to grow up soon so that she won’t burden her brother any longer. That’s why she hates being treated like a child. When Karada sits praying to a shrine while she takes a walk with her bother, she meets a woman named Shoko, who just moved back to this town after years and she seem to know him. However she does not seem to like Karada very much. It later turns out that she used to be her brothers girlfriend. After their parents died he left her without saying a word to take care of Karada. She is angry that he did not say anything and that Karada seems to know much more about him than she does. That day at night Shoko and Karada meet again at the shrine. Suddenly Karada looks like a grown-up and Shoko looks like a child. How can this be? Did this happen because they wished for it?
Rating: 8,5/10

Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru – Anime Review

Wednesday, 27 October, 2010

Review: Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru is based on a shoujo-ai hentai game, but surprisingly has a male main character.
Mizuho is a nice and smart common guy, but his life changes as his father tells him that his dead grandfather’s last wish was for him to attend a special Girl’s Academy. Even though he is hesitant at first, with the support of his childhood friend who also attends this high school he decides to disguise as a girl and join as a transfer student. Everyone there is hyped about this new beautiful transfer student, but only the headmaster, few teachers and his childhood friend know about his true identity. Still, there is a lot he has to learn about living as a girl.
Rating: 8/10

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Anime Review

Wednesday, 27 October, 2010

Review: In the near future the ambitious Emperor of the Empire of Britannia managed to conquer most of this world’s counties with the help of their advanced mecha technology. Lelouch vi Britannia is one of many children the emperor has with several women. He left behind his royalty and friends after his father’s cold reaction towards his mother’s death. He now lives in Japan with his weak sister who lost the ability to see and walk during the atack on their mother. After some years his father even conqueres Japan and renames it to Area11 similar to other Colonies of Britannia. In his anger he swears to his new Japanese friend Suzaku to destroy the Britannian Empire. He plans to do so with his extraordinary intellect and strategic abilities while being sure of the fact that any plan he will come up with will take a lifetime to execute. His plans gets speeded up when he makes a pact with the mysterious and seemingly immortal girl called CC and gaines the power of Geass in return; a power that enables him to make people do as he commands when looking into their eyes, even if that means killing themselves. With that ability and his superior intelligence he makes use of the Japanese Rebellion, who feel betrayed by Britannia in their national dignity, to go against Britannia.

Code Geass already has a second season and arguably is the best mecha sci-fi action anime out there. It’s most outstanding part are the thoughtfully created and authentic characters, same as their character development and personal tragedies. A story so deep with unexpected turns and tragic deaths that will always make you starve to see the next episode. Action, tears and joy combined with awesome animation quality, characters and story is the reason for the huge success of Code Geass. It’s an original story not based on any previous works.
Rating: 10/10

Happiness! – Anime Review

Wednesday, 27 October, 2010

Review: When Haruhi was young she was saved from bullies by a boy who used a beautiful magic spell. Even since then she has been all excited about magic. Today she visits the Magic Section of her high school and has become an excellent mage. On her way home see meets a boy from the Normal Section who somehow reassembles this boy she met when she was young, but he does not want to have anything to do with magic. This evening a fire happens at school and as a result the students of the Magic Section have to share class with the students of the Normal Section. Will Haruhi be able to meet this boy again?
Rating: 6,5/10

Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku wo!

Wednesday, 27 October, 2010

Review: When Yoshimaru Mamoru enters his new school the first thing he sees is Takasu Ayako, who is standing at a blossoming sakura tree even though it is autumn. When Ayako asks why he is starring at her he exclaims that he is stunned by this beauty. Mamoru’s cuteness is causing her to blush as she approaches him and confesses her love to him and suddenly all the sakura trees around start blossoming. Because of this event the whole school is in an uproar. Mamoru find out from his friends that Ayako usually is a beautiful yet frightening, strong and moody girl who easily gets angry. Yet, when she is together with Mamoru she is very shy and cute. She also seems to have some sort of mysterious power.

This anime is based on a light novel series, which you can already see in its superiour storytelling compared to similar anime. Yet it is not interesting or good enough to call it outstanding. Those who like creazy comedy and tsundere romance will have fun with this show.
Rating: 8/10

Gift: Eternal Rainbow – Anime Review

Wednesday, 27 October, 2010

Amaumi Haruhiko is a student living in a rural town. In this town there are mysterious phenomena scientists have yet to explain. There a is big rainbow that does not disappear and everyone living in this town can once in his life give a special magical gift to another person if their feelings for each other are mutual. Just when the new school term starts his sister-in-law returns to his town after all these years and she have grown up to be quite a beauty.

This anime is your typical harem romance comedy eroge adaptation. Characters, story and the town strongly reassemble those of the anime Da Capo, while as for now I think Da Capo is superior in quality.

Bartender – Anime Review

Wednesday, 27 October, 2010

Review: This is one of the more unique anime this season. It is about a very skilful bartender who solves his costumer’s problems by tasty cocktails and a little bit of conversation. Later on the ingredients of those cocktails are shown. I respect the originality of this show, but its originality does not make up for its boring construction. Most probably only those who have a strong interest in mixing and drinking cocktails will find an interest in this show.
Rating: 3/10