A cute girl shows up on a guy's doorstep wanting to marry him and they still can't hook up? Only in anime. A good idea for a nice romance if it weren't for the other females basically getting in the way of a fair story.
Second season of Ai Yori Aoshi, with different strengths and weaknesses compared to the first. Unfortunately doesn't improve on a formula that only had mediocre results to begin with. Aoi is still miss perfect. Tina still a serial boob grabber.
Almost like the weirdest philosophical sports anime ever except it's not. Often lame.. although maybe weird enough to watch anyway.
A very cool sci-fi setup, good designs, and well animated. All this swirling around a perpetually bad story.
Visually attractive, and looks intriguing due to weirdness, but doesn't work out well. Possibly still worth checking out the church service though.
Anime girls as battleships. Not the naval combat anime I wanted, but decent for action stuff. The goth girl has some impressive cannons, and I'd totally swab the deck of that blue haired girl.
Usually a show which has a dumb premise, and unorigonal characters like this is a disaster, but as a comedy it's not too bad. It says 'baka' (idiot) right in the title, so it's at least honest about that.
Black Blood Brothers be banal.
Run of the mill anime stuff with a darker edge to it.
If you've ever seen the movie The Terminator, this is the same thing. I wouldn't say that makes it bad, but the lack of originality plays heavily against this one.
Another shounen fighting power up series. Good concept with a huge cast of characters, but drowns in filler until it becomes unwatchable. Not bad when it starts though.
Not a bad title, but very long considering the payoff. Girl with sword kills monsters kind of anime. The first and second halves almost feeling like a different show all together. I'm waiting for Blood++
So over the top with weirdness, I couldn't help but like it. It's sure to freak out anyone who is unprepared for the strangeness the Japanese can think up. Has more violence than you'd ever expect (or ever want) in a comedy.
Interesting sci-fi, infused with fan service, yet strangely brutal too. Not quite what I wanted in a harem of witches, but okay for what it is.
The follow up to W with excessive boob giggles, but not quite as good. Doubtful you'll be dissapointed if you're a fan of the first, but only limps into watchable territory.
Godou spends a lot of time sucking face with the girls throwing themselves at him, making this one unusually realistic for a harem anime. It's typical for fantasy stuff where the guy has super powers, with one or two more interesting points.
I could try to describe Canaan, but the more I think about this title the more I think about how things don't make sense. It's a very attractive show with some fantastic fight scenes, but unremarkable at its core.
Claymores are demon/women hybrids used to fight pure blood demons. It's an interesting take on the anime fighting genre. The most notable thing about this title are the (highly sanitized view of) body parts that come flying off.
Comic Party looks like a title made for fans by fans. It's about making doujinshi (amature comics) but doesn't dig into the interesting points of the industry. The result is mixed with a decent underlying theme interrupted by stock anime characters.
Two subdued romances that resemble real life a little too much to be all that entertaining. One of the stories might be cute enough to watch, although the second ends the show with a resounding dud.
Entertaining provided you can tolerate lots of nudity, violence and very sloppy story.
The claim to fame for this anime title is the pre-teen appearance of the vampire princess. Which does get kinda creepy sometimes. Aside from the mild amount of shock value that entails, there isn't much to take note of in this one. Pretty bland.
Demon King Daimao is like going on a date with a nice girl. The evening had been going great until out of no where she takes out a tazer and uses it on herself. After a few minutes of convulsions you both pretend the date never happened. Heavy in fan service, but delivers some laughs which might make it worth watching. The end is just bad.
Diebuster was created to give homage to Gunbuster, but oddly enough seems to have been created by someone who never saw Gunbuster. Ok for a fan service laden fantasy anime, but nothing as special when compared to its predecessor.
Masochist theater presents: girl with scissors tormenting dog - the animation
When the criminals get tough, the police get tougher. Eventually that escalated to the police getting tanks. It's a so-so comedy for the first two episodes, but fell flat with the next two serious ones. Just be glad the police budget allocation for tactical nuclear weapons hasn't gone through (yet).
Doujin Work is a mix of comedy about making doujinshi, along with live action segments that take a look at the industry in detail. Provides a fair amount of laughs and some interesting information on the work used to produce manga.
Somewhere between the good and bad years of studio AIC, there is Dual which shares the features of both. The result is just okay.
Poor follow up to a vibrant franchise.
A movie with CGI stuff flying everywhere in such a dazzling manner you'll probably forget all about the lack of story. Best suited for FF7 fans who want some nostalgia, and want to see some mind blowing graphics. That aside you can always drool over Tifa.
This anime incarnation merges sub plots from the visual novel, but doesn't do well in adapting them. Not as compelling as it ought to be. Results were alright but not stellar.
Fate Stay Night: Magical girl edition. Collect all six cards and get more fan service!
A series pretty much assembled from parts of other anime series. Kind of obvious by combining generic anime title words like "Full Metal" and "Panic" I guess. Tries to sandwich high school comedy with a mecha anime, but isn't very successful at it.
An anime with more Internet fan pages than any other. Funny how it's rarely talked about anymore. Over hyped for its day: not bad, just mediocre.
Okay anime-ish drama.
This is based on the anime series seen in (the anime) Martian Successor Nadesico. It's a quirky satire of old school giant robot shows. If you like those kinds of shows for the cheese factor, you'll get a few laughs from this one. It also includes some short teasers for Nadesico fans.
Cute, but maybe a little too dull at times. Might be worth the watch for the adorable French girl.
Kintaro wanders Japan doing odd jobs, and often for attractive women. As Kintaro is very much a pervert, this one was a bit too sleazy for me to get in to, but not as bad as expected either.
A story of words, but perhaps missing the key glue that makes a good story. Unusual topic at least.
An upbeat but not particularly ambitious anime that doesn't accomplish much, but might be cute enough to watch anyway.
Hellsing is a vampire that kills other vampires. The concept doesn't seem that bad, but it manages to be completely uninspired. The usual saving grace for this kind of title (undead goth girls) is also absent here.
If the end of the world involves even half the amount of boob jiggles and panty shots contained in HSTD, I'll happily support the apocalypse. Fails to blaze new territory combining the tired concepts of zombies and anime fan service, but if that's exactly what you want, HSTD delivers.
Another installment in the Iczer franchise, not only is Nagisa still super annoying, Iczer 1 has a little sister which only compounds the problem. Not really engaging from a sci-fi perspective either, but Iczer 2 still totally awesome.
An idol anime featuring surprisingly little in the way of idol performances. Meanders too much, but might be a decent watch if you're into the idol thing.
If anime were a boring class, it might end up like this.
Many references for those familiar the game it's based off of, leave large gaps in how much American viewers can get out of it, but it has a quirky charm to the "girls are ships" concept.
She's the hot (headed) fire user who will take over the Kanagi family. He's the guy who was cast out of the clan and returned as a very powerful wind user. Who's the sidekick here? A mediochre title, but one I liked more then I should have.
An old school giant robot anime centered around boob grabbing. Only from Japan...
Seems like it might be a heart felt family show, but it glosses over too much to really do that. Particularly questionable fanservice, but can be cute if you can overlook that.
One of the first titles to distill harem anime down to a formula, but fails to do much outside of that. Popular in its time, but hardly remembered these days says a lot about lack of originality.
Messy drama the anime way. Think the government only screws up things like healthcare? Wait until they decide who you marry.
Years after the original Macross, the primary Earth defense still consists of showing aliens Minmei music videos until they go insane - until the Zentradi get a pop star of their own. This one capitalizes on the weakest parts of Macross. Not terrible, but fairly weak.
Not to be confused with Montezuma's Revenge, although both are kinda crappy.
Maze is a girl who ends up in a land of mecha armor and sorcery, along with a cast of other characters cut out from an RPG. She also turns into a lecherous male at night. It's not bad, but pretty generic. Has a very catchy ending sequence though.
Medaka Box is like a great aunt drinking too much eggnog at a Christmas gathering. She's nothing special, but gets crazier and crazier with each minute. By the end you're not sure if you enjoyed yourself, but it was quite the experience by the time you left.
The Mermaid Saga finally comes to light in a collection of twisted tales. Unfortunately this incarnation doesn't really do the concept justice.
Take Alice in Wonderland, remove Alice and insert the very cute Miyuki. Features an all female cast with rather.. naughty intentions. Total fluff, but has an odd following among anime fans.
Generic, looks nice
Nabari no Ou is a character driven story that doesn't have much to do with ninjas, super powers, mysterious scrolls or fan service. That's why you may hear this one is boring, but the situation is more complex then it seems.
While not bad in many respects, the story leaves a lot to be desired. Even fans might want to avoid this one since it takes an upbeat series and gets WAY too dark. The good news for Nadesico fans is that Ruri is pretty close to legal in this one.
What is a good concept, and could have been a totally awesome giant monster anime, ended up dull with a plot that was too convoluted when it occasionally did manage to gain some focus. Cool music, and does have an unusual Polynesian flavor that might make it worth watching.
Pop Idol attends agriculture school. Could be great or a disaster, but ends up at a happy medium for unexpected reasons.
Sexy assassin girls... yet kinda boring. How does this even happen? Starts strong, ends strong, but sandwiched in between is a lot of stuff that might put you to sleep.
Heavy with fan service, dumb concept and full of gimmicks. You could probably see that coming from a plot driven buy a boy who marries his teacher from outer space. Not bad though.
Typical anime where girls surround the clueless guy. Appealing visuals and a few oddball hooks may still make it worth watching. This is the story of Burning Fighting Fighter!
Demon possessed Nazis vs Shinto Priest. Normally relegated to support roles, a priest finally gets his time to shine by kicking the butt of the ultimate evil. Unfortunately the title itself is only so-so.
Japanese teenage male gets a camera as a gift. Surrounded by cute girls, what's a guy to do? Kind of goes where it should and where it shouldn't. Has a few good points worth checking out.
It's a sci-fi story that isn't very interesting, but this title does sport good character designs, lots of nudity and very impressive animation. Aside from the animation, there isn't much of a reason to watch but it was decent enough.
Too much fluff mixed in a sci-fi bittersweet love story to work well, but if all of those interest you might make it worth checking out.
Core fundamentals may note be up to par, but the plot and background may be good enough for sci-fi fans.
Harem on Rails
Cute idea with spacey girl befriending scary ghosts, but too tame to pull it off.
An odd fantasy spun into a mystery. It's a good start for a story, but thus far only a start.
Harem anime meets monster show. Now with 5000% more panties! It's about on the level of fluff you might expect, but wasn't bad. In fact probably liked it more than most harem titles ones I could name.
From outward appearances it looks quirky and unusual, but under the surface lies a title which doesn't get deep enough into anything. Still likable for what it is.
My opinion went back and forth before deciding it's not so hot. But not too bad for a sports anime.
A philosophical anime pondering the increasing connectivity humans have with each other. It's not the incredible show many claim and I found it rather dull, but it's sufficiently intelligent to pull off the concept.
A formula harem anime, you might want your barf bag handy for this one. In an odd turn, this one has some pretty good stories and one incredible one. Not sure what I recommend.
A show where everyone is a girl. Even the guys are girls. Kind of good and bad at the same time, but doesn't live up to the concept of the ZZ Top song "Planet of Women".
An anime dedicated to an anime mascot, but this one turns out decent. Everyone should have a katana wielding manager wearing a demon mask.
An unusual setup for a slice of life anime, featuring a band. Good characters, a so-so story, with a very cool soundtrack.
It's an anime with vampires. Lots of fighting, with cute girls getting their blood sucked. Strike the Blood does well at those to things at least...
Satsuki is brought in from prison to clean up a school, to get her mom off death row. One of those concepts that is awesome in an 80's way, and okay as a 90s anime.
World of Super Mario Brothers: the massive multiplayer online harem anime.
Fair for a fantasy anime, but missing the epic touch to make it great. Has a lot of filler in both the story and characters, but at times a better anime shines through. Might be worth watching.
After the last Radam invasion, the Earth fields a new force of Tekkaman. In the end Tekkaman Blade can't take all their whining and has to take matters into his own hands to save the Earth again. Can't you kids do ANYTHING by yourself?
Tenjou Tenge is a martial arts fighting anime that takes place at a high school. It works pretty well but there isn't anything remarkable about it aside from the average female bust size. Actually there is a fight in episode 2 which is remarkable due to one character getting his ass kicked on a level that is nothing short of epic.
The title makes this one sound much more profound than it is. It's basically magical girlfriend from space loses her memory. Experiences stuff on earth. Then... DRAMA. Not bad, but nothing special.
Not particularly original with demons trying to take over the world, and secret group trying to stop them. Unfortunate that the animation is bad, but still manages to be a good watch.
One of my favorite games ever, made into an anime which is only so-so. Not completely bad, but botches most of what you'd probably watch it for. Has Selvaria though, so... hold on let me wipe my drool..
One of the first anime movies ever imported, certified classic. Basically a a halfbreed vampire saving a village girl from an ancient and very powerful vampire. Not exactly a revolutionary idea, but a very cool watch all the same.
Season 2 picks up where season 1 left off, but kicks it up a notch in almost every area and manages to become a decent sci-fi show. Season 1 is a lot to slog through, to watch this one so I'm not sure I'd recommend this series or not
Fan service heavy jousting anime. Attractive and has its moments but is otherwise unremarkable. Who knew jousting had so much potential for innuendoes?
Some of the best animation I've ever seen, with a depressingly heavy and terrible story. Overbearing and dark, it introduces a large cast that dies throughout the movie. A title not well remembered in anime.
As far as plot goes, the movie isn't that interesting. Where this movie shines is the surreal environment where it takes place. Believe it or not that might be a good enough reason to check this one out.
A series anime shorts (15 minutes each) which are simple fluff stories that almost always revolve around panty thieves. That gets a little tiresome, but not too bad for what it is. That aside, the animation is terrible.
Turns the franchise into an action thriller movie, and ignores what made the series popular. Pretty "meh" for an action movie.