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Terror in Resonance review is now up. Guess it's a waiting game now until Fall titles start up next week.
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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
Something of a mixed bag for me with comedy and drama.

I suppose things aren't as they would seem on the surface with this series. On the surface, Love, Chuunibyo and Other Delusions appears to be an anime comedy title poking fun of the social awkwardness faced with a growing phase unique to the Japanese culture, in this case Yuuta trying ...

Reviewed by Dream on May 31, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A subpar attempt at mixing slice-of-life and conspiracy.

This one's quite the mixed bag. Robotics;Notes appears to juggle several lingering plot developments with the main focus being on a struggling robotics club, both members experiencing disorders that affect their perception of time and a conspiracy development connected to a collection of reports that Kaito is trying to track ...

Reviewed by Dream on April 16, 2014
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Has some plotting issues, but the character drama makes up for it

Nagi no Asukara is focused around a group of four middle schoolers who live in a village under the sea and go to the surface for schooling, even with some hostilities between humans and sea dwellers for the former's abandoning of the seas to live on land. The series starts ...

Reviewed by Dream on April 3, 2014
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Has some nice elements, but is often cliched and lacks an ending.

Accel World is a bit of a mixed bag for me to deliver my thoughts on. Taking place in a future where augmented reality is the norm with the younger generation, a bullied outcast named Haruyuki meets up with popular girl Kuroyukihime who gives him a game called Brain Burst ...

Reviewed by Dream on April 2, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A series with wasted potential and a very sloppy finale.

Well, this was wasted potential. On paper, Wizard Barristers had a potentially interesting premise with its law office perspective on a world where wizards face discrimination and get wrongly prosecuted for crimes due to a flawed and sometimes prejudiced judicial system. The show starts off as an episodic look at ...

Reviewed by Dream on March 30, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A fun, manic action-comedy paying homage to older action anime.

I was getting vibes of Gurren Lagann watching Kill la Kill in its 24-episode run and I mean it in a good way. Like Lagann being a homage to old-school mecha anime, Kill la Kill is an action-comedy paying homage to old-school action anime with hot-blooded young fighters, crazy attacks, ...

Reviewed by Dream on March 28, 2014
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
A long, yet decent, title featuring two brothers with NASA.

Space Brothers is focused on the challenges faced by Hibito and Mutta with their involvement in JAXA and NASA with Hibito being a NASA astronaut and Mutta trying to work his way into becoming one with the two having promised to be on a space mission together someday. Being a ...

Reviewed by Dream on March 25, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
The best offering there is for the Digimon franchise.

Surprising what a touch from Lain head writer Chiaki Konaka offers up for what is supposed to be an animated advertisement for a children's card game. Digimon Tamers offers up a number of unique spins on the franchise that make it the best offering of the franchise I've seen. Perhaps ...

Reviewed by Dream on March 4, 2014
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Too much gore and too little fleshing out here.

Not sure if I should feel indifferent or confounded at how Blood-C tries to spin its tale. Being the second spinoff of Blood: The Last Vampire, Saya is this time a bespectacled high school girl who secretly slays demonic threats while living at her father's shrine. Early episodes mix around ...

Reviewed by Dream on Feb. 28, 2014
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A cookie-cutter effort at an action anime,

About all I can say of resuming my watch of Book of Bantorra from over four years ago is "meh". Having an influential crime fighting group against an evil syndicate (in this case, a fanatic cult) is nothing new in anime for me and my indifference further rises with the ...

Reviewed by Dream on Feb. 26, 2014
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