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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  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:48 AM)
    Ashura was an excellent example of how to through anime illicit and emotional response in an honest, non-melodramatic way.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:46 AM)
    @Bam: I’d be more than happy to take a look at some of those shorts anytime.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:44 AM)
    @Emma: there’s a lot of European animators that got active in the last 10 years or so that are really reinvigorating their animation scene, and every now and then I get introduced to some fabulous shorts.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:40 AM)
    @Emma: no I don’t really mind gory ‘for the fuck of it’ violence, I even like it in some grindhouse type of works, but I just don’t think it’s always effective as a shock factor. Live-action is the most sympathetic for obvious reasons, but there are animated works that do elicit a deep response. Probably because of circumstances but also the details of the in-between animation, which can induce certain feelings of disgust.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:39 AM)
    *here and there
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:35 AM)
    @Bam: I really wish there was more arthouse anime now to give some kind of a balance to everything thats out these days.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:33 AM)
    Now I like my exploitation every so often, but yes Bam I really do wish that adult and mature storytelling could be better associated with truly, more pure mature themes.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:25 AM)
    I get choked up over Bergmans cries and whisper and Autumn sonata, I look back on a work by Key and Jun Maeda and wonder, think of how silly it looks to me now.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:24 AM)
    I also find it easier to get an emotional response from a honest drama, live action film, largely due to the real people doing the acting. Sometimes you get an actor whose just that good too…
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:22 AM)
    I’ve gotten my odd emotional reaction here from anime and manga but a lot of the time it feels like the jump scare in a generic horror movie, I got shocked but I felt minipulated afterwards it wasn’t genuine, the same goes for some anime/manga drama when it takes a melodramatic turn instead of a bleak, honest one.

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