Kraft Lawrence, a 25 year old peddler travelling from town to town selling and buying various things to make a living during a period much like Europe in the Middle Ages. One night when ... See full summary »
Twenty-six years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming girl was popular with ... See full summary »
A virus begins to grip the Earth's population and a group of hopeful survivors are cryogenically frozen in attempt to find a cure. But when the group awakens they are flung into a horrifying situation.
September 1998: A recent spate of unusual suicide incidents where several high school girls fell to their death, but left no suicide note and had apparently no reason to commit suicide. In ... See full summary »
A high school student who cares little about school or others meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school. He decides to hang out with her and soon meets more friendly students.
Third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi is human again. Cured of his vampirism, he seeks to help other supernaturals with their problems. Koyomi becomes involved in their lives, revealing secrets in people he once knew.
Ganta, the sole survivor of the brutal murder of his entire class, is framed and ends up falsely convicted for it. During the massacre the real killer embeds a red crystal in him. Ganta is ... See full summary »
This anime should be accompanied by a checklist, let's see...
Introspective, eyepatched loner hero traumatised by a tragic back story... CHECK
Dedicated younger female friend who wants to get closer to him... CHECK
Hero's best mate with an unhealthy obsession with the opposite sex... CHECK
Best mate's female buddy who clobbers him every time he lusts after other girls (Which is LOADS) CHECK
Strange new girl at school who doesn't say much yet follows the hero around for yet-to-be-revealed reasons... CHECK
Strange new boy at school who seems to hate the hero for yet-to-be-revealed reasons... CHECK
And that doesn't even begin to explain the Red Moon appearing in the middle of the day and the disgusting creatures with tentacles that emerge during these periods. Or the red haired sword-wielding girl we see during the intro (Great theme tune BTW) who I'm sure will have a major role. Remember: this is only a review of the first episode, but by the looks of things we've got quite a few OTT battle scenes ahead, as well as short skirts and breasts with a life of their own galore.
So, a pretty bog standard Japanese cartoons, with all the elements neatly stacked in a predictable, but entertaining way. I'll watch a few more. 6/10
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