Anime Series of the Genre: “Sci-Fi”

Ergo Proxy – Anime Review

Tuesday, 26 October, 2010

Review: Ergo Proxy takes place in a post-apocalyptical world. In this world there is an utopian city named Romdeau where people and robots live together peacefully. In this city there is not much space for feelings or individuality. Everyone wants to be a perfect citizen never doubting the system and doing his work properly. But this peaceful image is broken when mysterious murders occur. Real Mayar, a female inspector is tasked to solve the murder cases, but as she digs deeper she find frightening answers and even more frightening new questions. However she is not afraid to dig deeper for the truth and she won’t let anything get in her way, not even the upper authorities of the city.
Rating: 9,5/10

Baka to Test to Shokanju – Anime Review

Wednesday, 20 October, 2010

Review: Yoshii-kun is eager to do his best at the new high school he is going to attend. This high school is famous for its outgoing social and pedagogic practices. Students are divided into classes based on their entrance exam scores, where class A with the best scores is able to study in fancy classroom and enjoy upper class meals, while class F has to study under ridiculously poor conditions. Through special technologies the students are able to summon creatures with strength equal to their recent test scores and fight for the sake of switching classrooms with the loosing team. Unfortunately our Yoshii-kun ends up with one of the worst test scores, but at least he sees some familiar faces in class F. Maybe not all hope is lost.

On first glance the concept of Baka to Test to Shokanju does seem a little too farfetched, but you just have to give it a try. That show is by no means only about high school students fighting each others with tiny chiby figures. Nor does it have any deep meanings or dramatic moments; it’s just plain comedy. But that is exactly what it’s good at. This anime lives from its hilarious characters and at this point it’s so good that I even dare to compare it to classics like School Rumble.
Rating: 9/10

Asobi ni Iku yo! – Anime Review

Wednesday, 20 October, 2010

asobi ni iku yo
Review: Kakazu Kio is your usual high school boy living in Okinawa; that is until the day Eris stepped into his live. Eris is an alien agent with the appearance of a cat-girl, who came to earth to observe, make friends and have fun. Like always in these stories she is living together with the main character during her stay on earth. But as it seems, alien fanatics, government agencies and other aliens living in secret on earth are about to become a thread to their fun times together.

Asobi ni Iku yo! can be described as a mix of To-LoveRu and Dears. It’s the usual anime show where Alien female life forms come to earth and seem to have nothing better to do than go and have fun with the main character, who in turn has to teach them about the way of living in a human society. With a little comedy and romance thrown in we get another fun anime, as originality isn’t a necessity as long as it’s well made and fun to watch. Weak points of this show are rather unrealistic organizations, secret agencies and government departments. All action and fighting scenes seem so wrong and out of place that it destroys the overall picture of the anime.
Rating: 7/10