Ano Natsu de Matteru First Impressions – High school students, summer holidays, and a red haired naked alien girl


Ano Natsu de Matteru was one of the few shows this season that I was looking forward to. It is an anime written and with character deigns by the same people who worked on Onegai Sensei (Please Teacher). I loved that show, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching Ano Natsu de Matteru.

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High School DxD First Impressions – Angles, Demons and a naked Red-Head


Well High School DxD kicked off and made it perfectly clear what this show was going to be about, breasts, lots and lots of breasts, with some demons and fallen angles mixed in of course. To be fair, there is a little more to this show than simple breasts, there is comedy, and a potentially interesting little story, but the major draw will always be the fanservice. And I really enjoyed the first episode, as a show it knows exactly what it is about and delivers some wonderful entertainment; more importantly, the male lead gets killed not once, but twice within the first episode.

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Review – Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon – The anime that makes less sense the more of it you watch


 

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon (Horizon in the middle of nowhere) probably takes the top spot in the worst adaptations of 2011, it makes about as much sense as a chocolate hammer, and it was also a show that I enjoyed immensely. Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon is adapted from the immensely popular light novel series written by Minoru Kawakami and illustrated by Satoyasu. There are currently 8 novels in circulation and they are about 1-2 inches thick each.

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Anime Review – Ben-To – Street Fighter meets half-priced bento boxes


Ben-To is quite frankly crazy, utterly insane, off the wall, mad as a hatter, and quite probably seeing stars, and I love it. Ben-To was also quite a surprise for me, I had gone into this show not expecting all that much apart from a slightly silly show, which is apparently about fighting over half-price Ben-To boxes, and I have to admit I was shocked. This show was so very good that it is easily in my top three for the season, and while there shows that I preferred (Mashiro, Majikoi) in terms of shear adrenaline fuelled, hallucinogenic entertainment, Ben-To is easily the best.

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Anime Review – Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukanai – Making friends, the surrealist way


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Anime Review – Maken-Ki – Your standard fanservice anime with indestructible lingerie, essential for all fighting girls and women


Maken-Ki is a show that filled the ‘fanservice’ slot for series this season, much like shows such as Seikon no Qwazer and Manyuu Hikenchou, although not quite as bad as either. It is also a show that actually got quite boring for me as it went on, and I felt that overall it was trying too hard to please, something to discuss later in my review.

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Mashiro-Iro Symphony: Love is Pure White – Review – The home of cute girls and strange disembodied catheads that go ‘uryuuu’


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C³ – Cube x Cursed x Curious – The anime where swearing is a casual greeting and a dentist drill is 4ft long


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Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai – Review – Why having a perverted archer around is a good thing


So Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai (Majikoi) has finally finished, and it was a series that I very much enjoyed, even if it is very flawed and I have some issues with it. Majikoi is a classic Harem with fanservice, dirty jokes and double entendres, basically its pretty dumb fun. Majikoi is of course an anime adapted from an eroge by Minato Soft; it is a ecchi harem series with some romance and a bit of fighting involved. There is some form of serious plot running through this series, but for the most part it is ignored and only ever appears at the very beginning and during the last couple of episodes. This is in fact one of the main issues that I have with the series overall, the plot/story doesn’t make much sense and most of the time doesn’t even appear to be included in the series. The story takes place in Kawakami city and follows Yamato, a second-year high school student at Kawakami high school. He is surrounded by five girls who are all in love with him and constantly try to get his attention, although in the case of Momoyo, she sort of abuses the fact that Yamato confessed to her. There are other characters, but they don’t seem to have such a large role to play in the story, but are likely to be more important in both the game and the manga.

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Amagami SS – Review


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