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Date A Live ~ Review

Date A Live ~ Review

“An amazing tale of fairy girls, romance and dating!”

Do you like your romance? Do you like your fantasy? Do you like the fact that the main idea for this anime is that it is all about dating a bunch of fairy girls and making them like you? Well then have no fear, the perfect anime for you is right here! I only just finished this anime (at the time of writing) so I thought, what a perfect anime to begin the Spring 2013 Anime Season!

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The Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings Of All Time: The Runner-ups

~ The Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings Of All Time: The Runner-ups ~

Anime openings… it’s only a short minute and a half long, but it gives us just that little glimpse of the big picture. The stories, the characters and the overall feel of the anime series can be presented so well (and entertainingly) in a minute and a half. Us anime watchers love those anime openings; whether it’s listening to the song, watching the animation sequence, or in most cases: both! Some anime openings are better than others in more than many ways… but which are the best of the best?

Well, here it is! The Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings Of All Time as chosen by you! The anime lovers, fans and fanatics of the online wonderland!
I’ve been collecting votes for about 2 months, and the feedback was extraordinary.
In a little under 2 months, we managed to collect a whopping 3473 VOTES!
That’s truly amazing! And I thank each and every one of you that voted! Thanks to you guys, I managed to create a list that truly separated the good openings from the epic openings.
Although I had absolutely no part in this list, it seems that my anime-music sense was spot on with the rest of the community; most of my favourite’s obtaining a spot in the top 100.

But there were hundreds of great OP’s that we all know and love that happened to miss out on the Top 100 by that much! So, I thought it would be right to list the OP’s that runner-uped on The Top 100 list, just because we can!
So here it is, #101 – #200 in a full list view! Try and see if you’re favourite OP was close to making the Top 100!

So close…!

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Natsuiro Kiseki ~ Review

Natsuiro Kiseki ~ Review

“A feel good series that shows us the importance of friendship and dreams”

I watch all kinds of anime; from the well-known “mainstream” anime series to the more lesser known “underground” ones. I watch everything from horror to ecchi, but the one genre that I have learnt to love the most is slice-of-life. I have already written quite a few reviews on slice-of-life series and here is another one that many anime watchers looked down on.

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Nichijou ~ Review

Nichijou ~ Review

“Nothing can compare to the outrageous insanity of this series!”

“Oh great, another slice-of-life anime review. Really Anime Man? Really?”. Yes, really. I’ll do whatever kind of anime review that I fancy. If I’ve seen it, I will review it. And this series also just so happens to be one of my favourite anime series. It’s amazing how many people fail to realise that the simple slice-of-life anime series can be funnier than any other kind of series. Because frankly, they are missing out big time. So if you want some of the funniest content in all of anime, then listen up. Because this series is the show for you.

Nichijou revolves around the lives of three school girls – Mai, Yuko and Mio (shown above in that order from left to right) – who are best friends living out their ordinary lives (or their “nichijou’s”). However, within their ordinary lives are many kinds of people also living out their ordinary lives. The series basically outlines the many happenings and events that occur within the characters lives.

Although lacking in story, it’s use of absurdist elements, animation and amount of characters creates some of the funniest scenes ever seen in anime.

From reading only the synopsis, you might think that this show would turn out to be the most boring thing in the world. Well, this is where you are very, very wrong. It is very easy to compare this series with such other classics as Lucky Star and The Daily Lives of High School Boys; although there is no obvious plot or development in story, it is still a very amusing and cleverly put together show. Nichijou is no different; in fact, it contains (personally) some of the funniest material that I have ever watched in anime.

There are many known voice actors that assist in making this show what it is; such voice actors as Mariko Honda (voiced such characters as Kurimu from Seitokai no Ichizon and Kaya from Omamori Himari), Hiromi Konno (voiced such characters as Sae from Amagami and Kogami Akira from Lucky Star) and Minoru Shiraishi (voiced such characters as Taniguchi from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi and himself in Lucky Star). The quality of animation is well known in this series; Kyoto Animation doing a very fine job animating the series (they also did such iconic series as Lucky Star, Clannad and K-ON!).

I may have said this in some of my past reviews, but please. Give slice-of-life anime’s a go. Because I promise you that the synopsis is not everything; and you will most definitely enjoy slice-of-life anime’s. And this series is no different. In fact, I would rank this to be one of my many favouite anime series. So go on and watch this series, and laugh you ordinary lives off.

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The Final Judgement:

Recommendation Level: 5/5 – Highly Recommended

Final Score: 9.5/10