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Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan

Anime Review: Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan

Kusakabe Sakura is visited one day by a mysterious angel. Some might see this as a blessing, but for Sakura’s life becomes a living hell. Not only is Dokuro lazy and a freeloader, she is also violent and somewhat delusional. Offend her, and she’ll club you to death with her spiked bat Excalibolg. Unfortunately for Sakura, she has a kind heart and will restore him to life each time he meets his grizzly end – only so he can repeat the whole cycle of pain at a later time.

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Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu!

Anime Review: Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu!

It’s always sad when an anime series ends. But for the creators of Full Metal Panic!, it was so sad that they made a whole new series! Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu! isn’t really a sequel, but is rather a spin-off showing bits of whacky humor as Sagara Sousuke struggles to live a normal life. As always for the military otaku/elite mercenary, he applies his martial logic to everyday situations, which results in classmate Chidori Kaname getting on his case. Between surviving a haunted hospital, beating up an entire karate club, and learning how to flirt, Sousuke also manages to pick up a few lessons on life and love.

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Haibane Renmei

Anime Review: Haibane Renmei

In the town of Glie, the Haibane, a group of people with angelic wings, eke out a living with whatever work they can find. The arrival of a new Haibane, Rakka, is met with occasion since the entire community must help integrate her into life in Glie. To Rakka, though, the world is very unfamiliar. There are walls she cannot cross, and her fate is tied to the mysterious Haibane Renmei, which seems to govern the town. Eventually, Rakka must learn to appreciate what it is to be a Haibane, and solve the mysteries of her past.

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Azumanga Daioh

Anime Review: Azumanga Daioh

Meet a gang of six teenaged school girls as they go through their high school years. Chiyo is the ten year old genius, Osaka is the dimwit, Yomi is serious, Sakaki is aloof, Tomo is ever hyper, and Kagura is the competitive one. Year after year, they go through their daily rituals, including trying to win athletics festivals (because their teacher can’t afford to be losing bets), hitting up Chiyo’s summer house (and surviving the drive up), and avoiding the eerie Kimura-san, who has a thing for Japanese school girls.

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Voices of a Distant Star

Anime Review: Voices of a Distant Star

On Mars, one of the earth’s colonies has been attacked by the aliens known as Tarsians. In response, the United Nations uses recovered Tarsian technology to make a fleet of starships that will scour the solar system – and beyond – to counter their threat. Mikako, a young student, is recruited to pilot one of the mecha that will be used in combat against the aliens. Though she is eager to help fend off the threat to humanity, she must be separated from Noboru, the one she deeply cares about. They try to retain their relationship throughout the expedition into space, but it becomes clear that distance and time will strain their connection.

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Fruits Basket

Anime Review: Fruits Basket

Honda Tohru, an orphaned girl, stumbled upon the Sohma house on accident. She was quickly drawn in by their hospitality, but by accident again, discovered their family’s curse. Select members of the Sohma family are cursed with the ability to turn into an animal of the Chinese zodiac upon contact with a member of the opposite sex. Tohru, a naturally curious girl with an uncanny ability to understand others’ emotions, decides to live with the Sohma family and learn more about them.

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Spirited Away

Anime Review: Spirited Away

Chihiro, a girl who is moving away from her old home, and her family get sidetracked on the way to their new home. They stop in front of a strange building, which leads to a seemingly abandoned theme park. While her parents eat at what appears to be a restaurant, Chihiro goes exploring, and meets a boy named Haku who warns her to leave before sundown. Of course, she can’t, and discovers that her parents have been turned into gluttonous pigs. Strange creatures come out and populate the town, and eventually, Chihiro figures out that she is in the spirit world. Between working for the witch Yubaba, figuring out who Haku is, and avoiding certain death by some of the meaner spirits, Chihiro must find a way to get her parents back to normal and go home.

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FLCL

Anime Review: FLCL

In a town that seems so completely ordinary, young Naota meets a bizarre woman who claims she’s a space alien. She has a penchant for hitting him with things, whether it’s with her Vespa scooter or with a bass guitar, Naota always has some sort of bump on his head. But imagine his surprise when a robot springs from that bump! So begins a whacky, nonsensical sequence of events that puts the fate of the planet in the hands of one disillusioned teenager and his sociopathic… maid?

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Cowboy Bebop

Anime Review: Cowboy Bebop

A band of eccentric characters who have nothing in common come together to become bounty hunters. Spike is the shady one with ties to the mob, Jet is the tough ex-cop, Faye is the foxy temptress, and Edward is the utterly crazy hacker who is actually a girl. Together, they travel across space getting into one weird encounter after another. Fame and fortune taunt them at every turn, but at least it’s marginally better than living uneventfully.

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Trigun

Anime Review: Trigun

In a desert wasteland, a world scorched by two suns, a man named Vash the Stampede wanders from town to town. He is an outlaw, with $$60,000,000,000 on his head. He is so dangerous he has been nicknamed “The Humanoid Typhoon”. Yet whenever someone encounters him, they see a tall skinny guy with upside down broomstick hair and a penchant for running around screaming like an idiot while getting shot at. Two women of the Bernardelli Insurance Society track him to prevent him from causing further damage: Meryl Stryfe and Millie Thompson. As the three meet up by fate or by coincidence, they are thrown into a series of unforgettable adventures.

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The End of Evangelion

Anime Review: The End of Evangelion

As an alternate ending to Neon Genesis Evangelion, The End of Evangelion depicts the fate of NERV, the EVA pilots, and the rest of humanity after the fall of the 17th Angel. The movie is split into 2 episodes: “Air” and “My Purest Heart for You.”

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Neon Genesis Evangelion

Anime Review: Neon Genesis Evangelion

Ikari Shinji is a junior high student who has the unenviable task of having to save the world every once in a while. Called into the service of NERV by his estranged father, Shinji has to pilot a giant mecha known as “Evangelion” to combat the recurring onslaughts of mysterious beings known as “Angels.” As Shinji struggles to come to terms with his own role in society and with his father, the battle against the Angels becomes more and more costly. In such times of desperation, it seems that Shinji’s father Gendo and NERV have secrets that could affect the fate of all humans.

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