Posted on 6 February 2006 with categories: Rating - (70-79/100)

Medaka Box – (TV) – 79/100
K – (TV) – 79/100
Tetsuko no Tabi – (TV) – 79/100
Trinity Blood – (TV) – 79/100
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – (TV) – 79/100
Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito – (TV) – 79/100
Black Lagoon – (TV) – 78/100
Gedo Senki – (Movie) – 78/100
Kazemakage Tsukikage Ran – (TV) – 78/100
Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho – (TV) – 78/100
Only Yesterday – (Movie) – 78/100
Seraphim Call – (TV) – 78/100
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – (TV) – 78/100
Aoi Blink – (TV) – 77,5/100
Armored Trooper Votoms – The Brilliant Heretic – (TV) – 77,5/100
Barefoot Gen – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Batman – Gotham Knight – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Betterman – (TV) – 77,5/100
Black Rock Shooter – (TV) – 77,5/100
Break Blade III – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Break Blade IV – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Chaos;Head – (TV) – 77,5/100
Cobra The Animation – 77,5/100
Dai Guard – (TV) – 77,5/100
Detroit Metal City – (OVA) – 77,5/100
ef – a tale of melodies – (TV) – 77,5/100
Fortune Arterial – (TV) – 77,5/100
Fractale – (TV) – 77,5/100
Futakoi Alternative – (TV) – 77,5/100
Galaxy Railways – (TV) – 77,5/100
Genius Party – 03 – Deathtic 4 – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Genius Party – 10 – Wanwa the Doggy – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Hetalia: Axis Powers – (TV) – 77,5/100
Hetalia: Axis Powers Second Season – (TV) – 77,5/100
Jungle Emperor Leo – (OVA) – 77,5/100
Kaidan Restaurant – (TV) – 77,5/100
Kara no Kyoukai – The Garden of Sinners – A Study in Murder (Part 1) – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Kara no Kyoukai – The Garden of Sinners – Oblivion Recorder – (Movie) – 77,5/100
King of Bandit Jing – (TV) – 77,5/100
Konnichiwa Anne – (TV) – 77,5/100
Little Busters – (TV) – 77,5/100
Macross – Do You Remember Love? – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Macross Zero – (OVA) – 77,5/100
Macross Frontier – Sayonara no Tsubasa – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The Movie – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Mardock Scramble – The Second Compression – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Mazinkaiser – (TV) – 77,5/100
Mission-E – (TV) – 77,5/100
Mitsudomoe – (TV) – 77,5/100
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season – (TV) – 77,5/100
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam – (TV) – 77,5/100
Ookami-San to Shichinin no Nakama-Tachi – (TV) – 77,5/100
Papa no Iukoto ni Kikinasai – (TV) – 77,5/100
Persona – Trinity Soul – (TV) – 77,5/100
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Rail of the Star – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Robotics;Notes – (TV) – 77,5/100
Scrapped Princess – (TV) – 77,5/100
Seikai no Senki III – (OVA) – 77,5/100
Sekirei – Pure Engagement – (TV) – 77,5/100
Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection – (TV) – 77,5/100
Spiral – (TV) – 77,5/100
Strike Witches – (TV) – 77,5/100
Tactics – (TV) – 77,5/100
Tailenders – (Movie) – 77,5/100
Taishou Yakyuu Musume – (TV) – 77,5/100
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Second Season – (TV) – 77,5/100
Tenchi Muyo! – Ryo-Ouki 2 – (OVA) – 77,5/100
Thermae Romae – (TV) – 77,5/100
Teekyu – (TV) – 77,5/100
To Aru Majutsu no Index – (TV) – 77,5/100
Yoiko – (TV) – 77,5/100
Wind – A Breath of Heart – (TV) – 77,5/100
Yondemasuyo, Azazel-San – (TV) – 77,5/100
.Hack//GU Trilogy – (Movie) – 77/100
Asagiri no Miko – (TV) – 77/100
Ginga Densetsu Weed – (TV) – 77/100
Here is Greenwood – (OVA) – 77/100
My Beautiful Girl Mari – (Movie) – 77/100
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – (Movie) – 77/100
Please Save my Earth – (OVA) – 77/100
Reideen – (TV) – 77/100
Vampire Hunter D – Bloodlust – (Movie) – 77/100

100 Stories – (TV) – 76/100
Akira – (Movie) – 76/100
Kodomo no Jikan – (TV) – 76/100
Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon 2 – (TV) – 76/100
Medaka Box Abnormal – (TV) – 76/100
Murder Princess – (OVA) – 76/100
NieA Under 7 – (TV) – 76/100
Orphen – (TV) – 76/100
Pom Poko – (Movie) – 76/100
Wonderful Days – (Movie) – 76/100
Yoshinaga-chi no Gargoyle – (TV) – 76/100
07-Ghost – (TV) – 75/100
Ao no Exorcist – (TV) – 75/100
Appleseed Ex Machina – (Movie) – 75/100
Arashi no Yoru ni – (Movie) – 75/100
Area 88 (2004) – (TV) – 75/100
Birdy the Mighty – (OVA) – 75/100
Black Magic M66 – (Movie) – 75/100
Break Blade II – (Movie) – 75/100
Bus Gamer – (OVA) – 75/100
Daddy Long Legs – (TV) – 75/100
G-9 – (OVA) – 75/100
Genius Party – 01 – Genius Party – (Movie) – 75/100
Genius Party – 04 – Doorbell – (Movie) – 75/100
Glass no Kantai – (TV) – 75/100
Golden Boy – (OVA) – 75/100
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji – Hakairoku-Hen – (TV) – 75/100
Hen Zemi – (TV) – 75/100
Kawa no Hikari – (OVA) – 75/100
Interlude – (OVA) – 75/100
Junjo Romantica 2 – (TV) – 75/100
Kannagi – (TV) – 75/100
Kimi ni Todoke – (TV) – 75/100
Kino no Tabi – Life Goes On – (Movie) – 75/100
MM! – (TV) – 75/100
Night on the Galactic Railroad – (Movie) – 75/100
Nurarihyon no Mago – (TV) – 75/100
Onigamiden – (Movie) – 75/100
Pokemon The Origin – (OVA) – 75/100
Prime Rose – (Movie) – 75/100
Sankarea – (TV) – 75/100
Sekirei – (TV) – 75/100
Sengoku Basara – (TV) – 75/100
Shoka – (TV) – 75/100
Sora wo Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai – (TV) – 75/100
Space Adventure Cobra – (TV) – 75/100
Tales of a Streetcorner – (Movie) – 75/100
Tamako Market – (TV) – 75/100
Tamayura – More Aggressive – (TV) – 75/100
Tari Tari – (TV) – 75/100
Tekken – Blood Vengeance – (Movie) – 75/100
Tenchi Muyo! – Ryo-Ouki – (OVA) – 75/100
Tenchi Muyo! The Daughter of Darkness – (TV) – 75/100
To Aru Majutsu no Index II – (TV) – 75/100
Towa no Quon – 01 – (Movie) – 75/100
White Album – (TV) – 75/100
The World God Only Knows – (TV) – 75/100
Yugo the Negotiator – (TV) – 75/100
.Hack//Roots – (TV) – 74/100
Escaflowne – A Girl in Gaea – (Movie) – 74/100
Ghost Hunt – (TV) – 74/100
Ghost in the Shell – (Movie) – 74/100
Hanoka – (TV) – 74/100
Kai Doh Maru – (Movie) – 74/100
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS – (TV) – 74/100
Paprika – (Movie) – 74/100
The Animatrix – (Movie) – 74/100
Toshokan Sensou – (TV) – 74/100

Fruits Basket – (TV) – 73/100
Heroic Age – (TV) – 73/100
Jyuu Oh Sei – (TV) – 73/100
Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula – (TV) – 73/100
Magikano – (TV) – 73/100
My Neighbours the Yamadas – (Movie) – 73/100
Ouran High School Host Club – (TV) – 73/100
Potemayo – (TV) – 73/100
Spring and Chaos – (Movie) – 73/100
Tokyo Tribe 2 – (TV) – 73/100
Bakemonogatari – (TV) – 72,5/100
Bakuretsu Hunters – (TV) – 72,5/100
Battle Programmer Shirase – (TV) – 72,5/100
Break Blade I – (TV) – 72,5/100
Chi’s New Address – (TV) – 72,5/100
Code Geass – Lelouch of the Rebellion – (TV) – 72,5/100
Glass no Usagi – (Movie) – 72,5/100
Heroman – (TV) – 72,5/100
Major – (TV) – 72,5/100
Ookami Kakushi – (TV) – 72,5/100
Sword Art Online – (TV) – 72,5/100
Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchou Tou – (TV) – 72,5/100
Toshokan Sensou – (TV) – 72,5/100
The World God Only Knows II – (TV) – 72,5/100
Earth Girl Arjuna – (TV) – 72/100
Highlander – Search for Vengeance – (Movie) – 72/100
Mind Game – (Movie) – 72/100
The Place Promised In Our Early Days – (Movie) – 72/100

3×3 Eyes – (OVA) – 71/100
Bamboo Blade – (TV) – 71/100
Dead Leaves – (Movie) – 71/100
Nanatsuiro Drops – (TV) – 71/100
Aachi wa Ssipak – (Movie) – 70/100
Appleseed 2004 – (Movie) – 70/100
Arakawa Under the Bridge X Bridge – (TV) – 70/100
Asobi ni Iku Yo – (TV) – 70/100
Bungaku Shoujo – (OVA) – 70/100
Catblue Dynamite – (Movie) – 70/100
Eureka 7 – Pocket Full of Rainbows – (Movie) – 70/100
Hatenkou Yuugi – (TV) – 70/100
Hunter X Hunter – Greed Island Final – (OVA) – 70/100
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? – (TV) – 70/100
Koukaku no Regios – (TV) – 70/100
Loups Garous – (Movie) – 70/100
Nasu – Summer in Andalusia – (Movie) – 70/100
Saki – (TV) – 70/100
Shinryaku!? Ika-Musume – (TV) – 70/100
Slayers Revolution – (TV) – 70/100
Space Battleship Yamato – (TV) – 70/100
Takane no Jitensha – (OVA) – 70/100
Utawarerumono – (TV) – 70/100
Vampire Knight – (TV) – 70/100
Yume de Aetara – (TV) – 70/100

A quick indication on what all the ratings mean:
77,5/100: Enjoyable series. While not the best of the best, they’ve got quite a few good points and are nice to watch, save for a few flaws.
75/100: Series that are either nothing special, or shows that could have been awesome, yet were plagued by too many flaws.
72,5/100: These series did quite a few things wrong here. They’ve got some nice parts, but overall they’re not worth it.
70/100: Very flawed series that are only enjoyable if you’re really bored.

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  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 07:21 AM)
    All thats left now is macross 7.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 07:20 AM)
    However this one begged to go on for more than just five episodes, come on now and it had the franchises penchant for weak villains. It doesn’t get me as emotional as do you remember love does, the characters of Macross plus were more likeable. Still its a step above Macross II and I at least had fun with it on an action level.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 07:17 AM)
    Thats Macross zero completed then, it was great to see the background arc/plot for this franchise, the pace is tight and the action is arguably the most immersive, well done of the Macross universe along with Frontier.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:33 AM)
    While Tatami Galaxy and Ping Pong were definitely sharp I felt that Kemonozume and Kaiba were more inventive.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:30 AM)
    Aye,it was the visual style of the film being so different from the norm that drew me in. Still out of Yuaasa’s stuff I found myself more taken with tatami galaxy.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:22 AM)
    I think creatively the anime industry has plateaued a bit by now, where we see more derivative stuff and there has a formed an almost universal “anime style” which hinders non-traditional voyeurism.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:18 AM)
    I love the tonal whiplash that the story goes thru and the then-impressive-and-new visuals. Both 4°C and Hifana take queues from the Kansai art and the underground graffiti styles that prospered in Japan after the 70’s. Parallel to the postmodern movement in the Western world, the new wave was more expressive than fine and you see its heavy influence on the manga and anime industry.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:14 AM)
    @Bam: It is at the last stretch on the film where it is at its strongest visually in my opinion.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:10 AM)
    @Bam: For only 100 minutes it did a decent enough job on its protaganist in any case.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:02 AM)
    Mindgame is amazing. It is as unorthodox as they come but not really pretentious. It’s pretty humble and does have an actual message and proper story arc, so it’s definitely not just random for random’s sake. The industry needs more Yuasa.

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