Latest reviews in Anime »

Nisemonogatari - a touch too comedic

Advantages: Still visually enthralling and compelling
Disadvantages: Tends more towards comedy and a bit too drawn out

You said at the end of your review of Bakemonogatari – the second part that is – that based on your experience of the series you would’ve bought this second series of monogatari sight unseen taking it upon good faith that it was just as good. Were you ...

GenerallyInterested 01.05.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Nisemonogatari Collection (Blu-ray)

Story

Characters / Performances

Soundtrack

How does it compare to ...

Value for Money

Diamond review  Digging in The Garden of Sinners

Advantages: Non-linear story telling; good animation and character design; intriguing
Disadvantages: Ending loses its way a bit; very over-priced

So this appeared out of the ether and yet not at all? That makes no sense, I think, but anyway, as a starting point, please explain It’s odd sometimes how you know about something without actually knowing about it. Did that make sense? Hopefully ...

GenerallyInterested 22.02.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of The Garden of Sinners (DVD)

Story

Characters / Performances

Soundtrack

How does it compare to ...

Value for Money

Lord Marksman and Vanadis: Eye of the Tigre

Advantages: Lots of fantasy themed action. Funny fan service comedy.
Disadvantages: The plot feels a little rushed. English language narrator could be better.

...Tales of political intrigue and fantasy warfare are all the rage these days thanks to Game of Thrones' popularity. Not even anime can escape the inspirational grasp of George R.R Martin's books. Just like the aforementioned novels, Lord Marksman and Vanad ...

Dentolux 07.09.2016 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Lord Marksman & Vanadis (DVD)

Story

Characters / Performances

Soundtrack

How does it compare to ...

Value for Money

Aldnoah.Zero (Season One) - Another Martian Invasion

Advantages: Smart political sci-fi plot. Has some nice CG effects.
Disadvantages: Ends on a cliffhanger. The lead character lacks charisma.

Transformers, Robotech, Voltron and the often-ridiculed Gobots (they had a spin-off movie featuring Rock Lords who turn into um boulders.) Those are the cartoons I grew up with as a wee lad, which may explain why into adulthood I remain a devout fan of al ...

Dentolux 17.07.2016 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Aldnoah.Zero - Season 1 (DVD)

Story

Characters / Performances

Soundtrack

How does it compare to ...

Value for Money

Expelled from Paradise - In a VR World Hackers are Terrorists

Advantages: Great voice acting. The CGI animation is rather impressive.
Disadvantages: Lacks the depth of other Urobuchi stories. The heroine has a silly surname.

Expelled from Paradise is a sci-fi movie set in the distant future, where the once verdant continents of Earth have eroded into barren wastelands. To escape the hardships of desert life ninety eight percent of the human race uploaded their consciousness o ...

Dentolux 03.07.2016 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Expelled from Paradise (DVD)

Story

Characters / Performances

Soundtrack

How does it compare to ...

Value for Money