Dream (Level 21)

Goal established. As a heads up, my next Ani-Crap poll will be starting up Friday. Look forward to voting on the next crappy anime offering you'd like me to suffer through.
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Surprisingly insightful for a spinoff to a 70s anime franchise.

I have to be honest with how surprised I am with the insightful depth that Gatchaman Crowds offered up with its premise. While appearing to be a loose take and spinoff of the 70s costumed hero series, Gatchaman Crowds' plot revolves around aspects of communication, mainly involving social networking as ...

Reviewed by Dream on Aug. 29, 2014
Has a unique premise, though your mileage may vary with it.

Watamote is one of those occasional titles I come across where even with all the years I've watched anime, I'm not sure what to completely make of it. The series appears to be a sort of black comedy focusing on how pathetic, and sometimes selfish, Tomoko's character can be in ...

Reviewed by Dream on Aug. 23, 2014
Not perfect by a long stretch, but much better over Index.

It's not perfect, but this spinoff to A Certain Magical Index is at least a major improvement over Index. Unlike Index, Railgun maintains a consistent narrative focus on its look into the everyday life of Mikoto and her friends within Academy City, making it a more character-driven work as a ...

Reviewed by Dream on Aug. 19, 2014
A decent sci-fi drama, though it may be a bit overhyped.

From the New World is set in a post-apocalyptic future where there is an apparent utopian society with psychics until a group of children come to learn that things aren't as they seem on the surface with their so-called utopia. The series delves into corrupt elements of the human condition ...

Reviewed by Dream on Aug. 13, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
An engaging slice-of-life title if you enjoy its farming premise.

Before I get into this review, I should warn folks that this series may not be for everyone as it is a slice-of-life title, a far cry from Hiromu Arakawa's previous hit title Fullmetal Alchemist. In addition, aspects of the farming lifestyle it explores such as animals giving birth and ...

Reviewed by Dream on Aug. 10, 2014
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
A decent time-killer if you watch this as an animation fan.

This collection of animated shorts by Katsuhiro Otomo and several other anime directors mostly have a feudal era setting (Farewell to Weapons being the exception to this) and are meant to show off the talents of the men involved. Being a film anthology, I will be giving quick thoughts on ...

Reviewed by Dream on Aug. 2, 2014
A decent time-killer with its games and some character focus.

Problem Children focused on three superpowered teens from different time periods who get whisked away to a parallel world where they have to assist a struggling land with reclaiming its status by competing in competitions against demon lords. For a 10-episode TV anime, this series does offer enough to engage ...

Reviewed by Dream on July 27, 2014
An underwhelming end to the Inuyasha anime franchise.

Inuyasha: The Final Act is meant to continue where its early 2000s prequel had left off in the continuing plot of Inuyasha and his allies trying to stop Naraku and his plans with the Shikon no Tama. I might as well address the major issue with this series first that ...

Reviewed by Dream on July 13, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A surprisingly enjoyable and refreshing high school title.

Not sure what makes this a rom-com considering there's no major romantic developments or implications that take place throughout the course of A Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU. I'd more consider this a mix of comedy and social psychology which explores the differing mentalities of high school students having differing social ...

Reviewed by Dream on July 11, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Surprisingly solid for a 160+ episode shounen TV anime title.

Inuyasha sticks out as a series that mostly doesn't stick to conventional elements of a long-running shounen title. This series is more of an adventure title in its focus on Kagome and Inuyasha begrudgingly having to partner up in gathering shards of a powerful jewel called the Shikon no Tama ...

Reviewed by Dream on July 5, 2014
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
A graphic, realistic look at the after effects of war.

Barefoot Gen paints a realistic and graphic look at the damage to Hiroshima during and after the dropping of an American atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. The movie doesn't hold back any punches in depicting the horrific reality of the situation as homes are destroyed; hundreds of thousands of ...

Reviewed by Dream on June 25, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A nice example of a crash and burn anime title.

Nobunaga the Fool is essentially an anachronism stew of notable historical figures of eastern and western lore from different time periods living on two separate planets with war slowly erupting between them as the western planet has their own heinous desires with the eastern planet unveiled throughout the course of ...

Reviewed by Dream on June 22, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Not as good as Spice and Wolf, but still engaging nonetheless.

If there's a show comparable to what Maoyu offers up, it would have to be Spice and Wolf. Like Spice and Wolf, Maoyu delves into complicated affairs on aspects to a medieval world and explores the chemistry between the male and female leads of the series. In the case of ...

Reviewed by Dream on June 16, 2014
One of the granddaddies for modern shounen battle anime.

The granddaddy of shounen battle titles alongside Saint Seiya and Fist of the North Star, Dragon Ball popularized the genre that would spawn later titles like Bleach, Naruto and One Piece. While Dragon Ball Z is the most popular and widely known title in the Dragon Ball franchise among anime ...

Reviewed by Dream on June 14, 2014
A notable racing anime that is very niche with its appeal.

Yeah, this is one of those shows that have a niche audience that I'm not gonna have interest in continuing further with. I've heard quite a bit about Initial D since college where it was popular with street racing fans and even served as a gateway drug to anime for ...

Reviewed by Dream on June 6, 2014
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