Posted on 6 February 2006 with categories: Rating - (0-69/100)

Black Jack Special – (OVA) – 69/100
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth – (Movie) – 69/100
Pale Cocoon – (OVA) – 69/100
Shadow Skill – (TV) – 68/100
Five Star Stories – (Movie) – 67,5/100
Kurokami The Animation – (TV) – 67,5/100
Ozuma – (TV) – 67,5/100
TO – (OVA) – 67,5/100
Zan Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei – (TV) – 67,5/100
Howl’s Moving Castle – (Movie) – 67/100
Kannadzuki no Miko – (TV) – 67/100
Fantastic Adventures of Unico – (Movie) – 66/100
Haru no Ashioto The Movie: Ourin Dakkan – (Movie) – 66/100
Gintama The Movie – Benizakura-Hen – (Movie) – 65/100
Nitaboh – (Movie) – 65/100
Oblivion Island – Haruka and the Magic Mirror – (Movie) – 65/100
Precure All-Stars DX3 – Mirai ni Todoke! Sekai o Tsunagu Niji-Iro no Hana – (Movie) – 65/100
Sacred Seven – (TV) – 65/100
Soul Link – (TV) – 65/100
Tsukuyomi Moon Phase – (TV) – 65/100
Two Walnuts – (OVA) – 65/100
Urban Legend Story Hikiko – (OVA) – 65/100
Valvrave the Liberator – (TV) – 65/100
Amnesia – (TV) – 64/100
Binbou Shimai Monogatari – (TV) – 63/100
Mai Otome Zwei – (OVA) – 63/100
Mai Otome – (TV) – 63/100
Shuffle! – (TV) – 63/100
Guilty Crown – (TV) – 62,5/100
Mobile Suit Gundam – Stardust Memory – (OVA) – 62,5/100
Dragonaut – The Resonance – (TV) – 62/100
Wolf’s Rain – (TV) – 62/100
Spriggan – (Movie) – 61/100
Armored Trooper Votoms – Case;Irvine – (Movie) – 60/100
Kenran Butou Sai: The Mars Daybreak – (TV) – 60/100
Kowarekake no Orgol – (OVA) – 60/100
Lucky Star – (TV) – 60/100
Quiz Magic Academy OVA – (OVA) – 60/100

Kamisama Kazoku – (TV) – 59/100
Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone – (Movie) – 58/100
The Diary of Tortov Roddle – (OVA) – 58/100
Musashi – The Dream of the Last Samurai – (TV) – 57,5
Togainu no Chi – (TV) – 57,5/100
Paradise Kiss – (TV) – 57/100
Romeo x Juliet – (TV) – 56/100
Dragon Crisis – (TV) – 55/100
Pretty Cure All-Stars DX2 – (Movie) – 55/100
Iron Man – (TV) – 52,5/100
Shakugan no Shana – (TV) – 51/100
Vampire Hunter D – (Movie) – 51/100
Armored Trooper Votoms – Big Battle – (OVA) – 50/100
Melody of Oblivion – (TV) – 50/100
Full Metal Alchemist – The Conqueror of Shamballa – (Movie) – 50/100

School Days – (TV) – 49/100
Afro Samurai – (TV) – 47/100
Gin-Iro no Kami no Agito – (Movie) – 45/100
Glass Mask – (TV) – 45/100
Nagagutsu Sanjuushi – (Movie) – 45/100
The Boy Who Saw The Wind – (Movie) – 44/100
Garzey’s Wing – (OVA) – 40/100

Chocolate Underground – (TV) – 37,5/100
DOGS: Bullets and Carnage – (OVA) – 37,5/100
Shining Tears X Wind – (TV) – 34/100
Munto the Movie – (Movie) – 30/100
Tono to Issho – (OVA) – 27,5/100
Mushrambo The Movie – 1 – (Movie) – 15/100

A quick indication on what all the ratings mean:
65-69/100: The epitome of mediocrity. These have one or two good points, but mostly they’re just bad and boring.
60-64/100: The bad stuff. Some redeeming qualities, mixed with a whole lot of garbage.
50-59/100: Garbage, stay away.
40-49/100: Utter crap.
<39: Downright Terrible

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  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Feb 6. 2016 08:38 AM)
    Jesus I never expected that doing a myanimelist/letterboxd account thing would be so hard. I’ve seen a scarily higher amount than I thought, its insanely hard to remember everything to add.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Feb 6. 2016 06:17 AM)
    It seems then that the future of the franchise’s anime adaptations rests a bit on Schwarzesmarken’s success, which looking at the buzz doesn’t seem favourable at all. I doubt it can regain the lost audiences.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Feb 6. 2016 06:14 AM)
    That would suggest that the author(s) had the foresight of including seemingly useless stuff that will come into play later. That’d be impressive if they did, as these kinda series are make-it-as-you-go.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Feb 6. 2016 01:59 AM)
    It’s difficult to put into words but essentially while the first game isn’t good, it does work as a tool for introducing and endearing you to the characters. Then Unlimited sets down the rules of the new world. And finally alternative proceeds to kick your ass into next Tuesday.
    That’s sort of why I don’t think it would have the same effect if it was an anime. VNs allow you to get a more personal connection with the characters.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Feb 6. 2016 01:55 AM)
    It’s not quite the same. It’s more like there are things in extra which seem insignificant but turn out to play an important role later. It wouldn’t really work the same if you did it in reverse order. Character history is a bit different too as each game is essentially an alternate universe. The character histories in extra are different from those in alternative.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Feb 5. 2016 11:38 PM)
    And also remember how Darker Than Black had a big jump between the main series and Gemini of the Meteor. They later made a 4 episode OVA that covered the gap, and although you knew the outcome it was still entertaining; or at least more than the Gemini one. There’s merit to non-linear chronology and storytelling, but it is usually very hard to pull. The audience is intrigued by secrets that can later be uncovered, although in anime the pay-off is not always substantial.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Feb 5. 2016 11:32 PM)
    I don’t know, the audience usually only needs very limited information to figure out dynamics and histories between the characters.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Feb 5. 2016 11:27 PM)
    A 13 episode series would work for the second title unlimited. But Alternative is a pretty long visual novel. You need at least two cours to give it justice. Making extra an OVA could work but you do need it for alternative. But it’s not an optional part of the trilogy. It needs to be read first, so that events later have a greater impact. Personally I am not even sure Muv Luv can even work in another medium.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Feb 5. 2016 11:12 PM)
    That might compress things, but I think a good screen-writer can fit pretty much any VN in 12-14 episodes (covering just the main route).
  • Bam
    (Friday, Feb 5. 2016 11:07 PM)
    @Aidan: then the best solution would’ve been to make a two cour season covering the 2nd and the 3rd book. Have the cours air two anime seasons apart, and in the middle have an offshoot short OVA that covers the 1st book, but has a more harem comedy feel to it. Think Full Metal Panic and Fumuffu.

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