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The most thought-provoking and elaborate title of 2011.

Directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara, the same mind responsible for the surreal and complex symbolism portrayed in 90s anime Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mawaru Penguindrum is just as surreal and complicated in its exploration of the issues faced by the Takakura siblings as Kanba and Shouma try to find the means necessary ...

Reviewed by Dream on Dec. 23, 2011
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Solid historical title with complex plot and characters.

Le Chevalier D'Eon made for a solid historical title mixed in magical elements as it explores the hostile tensions between royal figures in the monarchies of the world's powerful countries in the 18th century mixed in with D'Eon's search for answers in discovering the cause surrounding the death of his ...

Reviewed by Dream on Oct. 1, 2011
A solid sci-fi action-adventure-comedy with some faults.

I must admit that I got quite a bit of enjoyment out of seeing Birdy the Mighty: Decode. While the series does seemingly set itself up as a typical space action-adventure about an alien agent stopping criminals, it does quite a bit to make itself stand out. It sets up ...

Reviewed by Dream on Sept. 10, 2011
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
A mixed bag of a fantasy-adventure series.

As a whole, The Sacred Blacksmith is a mixed bag in its exploration of Cecily and Luke's ordeals surrounding the Demon Swords and the mysterious man causing troubles throughout the kingdom the two young heroes inhabit. The series essentially divides itself into arcs focused around various conflicts that Cecily and ...

Reviewed by Dream on Sept. 8, 2011
Want a great mystery-thriller? Ghost Hound does the job well.

Wow, this was a great thriller title. Ghost Hound implemented use of psychological and philosophical elements to look into the developments surrounding the central characters of the series and piecing together the mysterious occurrences within the small town of Suiten. Like Serial Experiments Lain, Ghost Hound retains a subdued, mundane ...

Reviewed by Dream on Aug. 20, 2011
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Light-hearted mahou shoujo title this isn't, in a good way.

Anyone expecting a typical mahou shoujo title out of Puella Magi Madoka Magica is gonna be in for a huge shock. This series takes the genre and dips it into some very dark and horrific territory where it makes the lives of those given the power a living hell instead ...

Reviewed by Dream on Aug. 6, 2011
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Worthwhile paranormal/ sci-fi anime with enough drama packed in.

This TV adaptation of Silent Mobius was a great improvement over the two subpar movie adaptations released earlier in the 1990s which I seen before watching the series. Being at 26 episodes, the series has more time to focus on exploring the major events that led to the threat of ...

Reviewed by Dream on July 22, 2011
Things were great, until Madhouse messed up the finale.

With this OAV series being focused around Black Lagoon's El Baile De La Muerte arc from the manga, the return of Roberta in crazed revenge easily had the potential at creating the best material to be seen from the series thus far. For four out of five episodes, the series ...

Reviewed by Dream on July 15, 2011
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
An effective mix of black comedy, mystery and the supernatural.

Black Butler was an anime that effectively mixed elements of black comedy, mystery and the supernatural exploring Ciel's involvement with various paranormal mysteries while seeking revenge with the help of his butler, Sebastian. The major bone of the series is focused around the bond between Sebastian and Ciel. The chemistry ...

Reviewed by Dream on July 10, 2011
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
If manic, perverted comedies are your thing, check this out.

Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera is a mostly nonsensical and perverted romp involving Enma-kun and the Youkai Patrol dealing with random demons dealing silly and sometimes perverted hijinks on humanity. The plot is pretty bare-bones where throughout much of the first half, Enma and his group deal with a random demon each ...

Reviewed by Dream on June 29, 2011
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
A great anime drama not afraid to tackle its touchy issues.

Don't let the moe looking character design of Fumika and the energetic talking staff fool you in thinking this will be a light-hearted title. Shigofumi features a grim look into a number of touchy social issues faced by characters that Fumika delivers letters from the dead to and explores some ...

Reviewed by Dream on June 25, 2011
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
A decent series, but left me thinking there could have been more.

C felt like a series that seemed better suited to run for at least two dozen episodes considering the elements it tried to cover with the Financial District. The show introduced a multiple number of characters with differing motivations for their involvement in the Financial District and features an elaborate ...

Reviewed by Dream on June 23, 2011
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Hell Girl season 3 appears to be running out of new ideas for me.

This season of Hell Girl felt like a step down in quality compared to the quality of the second season. Mitsuganae retains the elements you would find in the first two seasons of Hell Girl where a victim browses the Hell Correspondence site to send their tormentor to hell, thinks ...

Reviewed by Dream on June 22, 2011
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A classy and original premise for a slice of life title.

Not too often I see an anime of an acquired taste on caliber with the likes of Bartender. While I'm normally not into drinking alcohol, Bartender's large focus on the drink and its influence on the customers that visit Ryu's tavern made me somewhat tempted at points to consider the ...

Reviewed by Dream on June 18, 2011
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A decent, original premise that sadly looks incomplete.

It's a bit of a shame that Zombie-Loan had to end as abruptly as it did considering I did find it quite entertaining to look into. The premise itself was quite original where Chika and Shito are being loaned life as zombies in exchange for hunting evil "illegal" zombies. The ...

Reviewed by Dream on June 13, 2011
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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