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A Silent Voice

2016

I wish we had never met. I wish we could meet once again. A boy who can hear, Shoya Ishida, and a transfer student who can't, Shoko Nishimiya. One fateful day, the two meet, and Shoya leads the class in bullying Shoko. But before long, the class shifts its target from Shoko to Shoya. Years later, Shoya feels strongly that he must see Shoko once again.



(Source: Crunchyroll)

Ben Watch
Jon No Opinion

“A tear jerker” - Ben

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AJIN: Demi-Human

2016

For high schooler Kei—and for at least forty-six others—immortality comes as the nastiest surprise ever.



Sadly for Kei, such a feat doesn't make him a superhero. In the eyes of both the general public and governments, he's a rare specimen who needs to be hunted down and handed over to scientists to be experimented on for life—a demi-human who must die a thousand deaths for the benefit of humanity.



(Source: Vertical)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“A somewhat interesting premise, but the animation is pretty rough.” - Ben

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Aggretsuko

2018

Retsuko is a 25-year old red panda who works in her dream company's accounting department. But it turns out that she is forced to keep doing more and more impossible tasks by her superiors and co-workers. She doesn't talk back to them, but she still has to let off steam, so she ends up going to karaoke by herself and singing death metal.

(Source: ANN)

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“A grownup show with adorable animals.” - Ben

“Very fun, very cute” - Jon

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Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas

2018

A Christmas Special Episode.

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“Christmas ep of the Aggrestuko series.” - Ben

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Akame ga Kill!

2014

Tatsumi is a self-acknowledge country bumpkin who is nonetheless a well trained fighter. He and two companions leave their remote village to head to the Imperial City to find a way to relieve their friends and family from ruinous taxation imposed by the authorities. Yet the Imperial City is filled with unimaginable amounts of corruption and evil from supernatural sources. Tatsumi is immediately swindled after reaching the City and nearly loses everything soon after, but finds himself allied with an unlikely group of assassins.



(Source: Anime News Network)

Ben Avoid
Jon No Opinion

“Big on promise, but extremely disappointing.” - Ben

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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

2011

Jinta Yadomi and his group of childhood friends have become estranged after a tragic accident split them apart. Now in their high school years, a sudden surprise forces each of them to confront their guilt over what happened that day and come to terms with the ghosts of their past.


(Source: NIS America)

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“Depression: The Animation” - Ben

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Attack on Titan

2013

Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans.


Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.


(Source: MangaHelpers)

Ben Maybe
Jon Maybe

“Can be exciting, but it drags real hard. (That OP1 tho)” - Ben

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BEASTARS

2019

In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the adolescents of Cherryton Academy, school life is filled with hope, romance, distrust, and uneasiness.


The main character is Legoshi the wolf, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing appearance, he has a very gentle heart. Throughout most of his life, he has always been an object of fear and hatred by other animals, and he’s been quite accustomed to that lifestyle. But soon, he finds himself becoming more involved with his fellow classmates who have their own share of insecurities and finds his life in school changing slowly.


(Source: moetron)

Ben Avoid
Jon No Opinion

“We balked at the synopsis” - Ben

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Back Street Girls -GOKUDOLS-

2018

A group of 3 yakuza failed their boss for the last time. After messing up an important job, the boss gave them 2 choices: Honorably committing suicide, or go to Thailand to get a sex reassignment surgery in order to become "female" idols. After a gruesome year long training to become idols, they successfully debut, with overwhelming popularity, much to their dismay. This is where their tragedy truly begins.

Ben Avoid
Jon No Opinion

“Did not live up at all to the promise in the premise” - Ben

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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King

2012

Guts, an immensely strong sword-for-hire, has little direction in his life, simply fighting one battle after the next. However, this all changes suddenly when he meets and is bested by Griffith, a beautiful and charismatic young man who leads the Band of the Hawk mercenary army. After Guts joins the Band and the relationship between the two men begins to blossom, Casca, the tough, lone swordswoman in the Band of the Hawk, struggles to accept Guts and the influence he has on the world around her. While the two men begin to fight together, Griffith continues to rise to power, all seemingly in order to reach his mysterious, prophesied goals. What lengths will Guts and Griffith go to in order to reach these goals, and where will fate take the two men?


(Source: ANN)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“Its Berserk, but its the new GC stuff so YMMV” - Ben

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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey

2012

This second Berserk film will cover the part of the series dealing with the taking of the important Band of the Hawk stronghold.

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“More Berserk, but its the new CGI stuff.” - Ben

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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent

2013

One year has passed since Guts left the Band of the Hawk and Griffith was imprisoned by the Kingdom of Midland for treason.


In the dead of night, at a camping site where they hide, the Band of the Hawk is attacked by Bakiraka assassins led by Silat. When all seems lost, Guts returns from his journey. "You destroyed everything." Crying that Griffith is nothing without Guts, Casca and Guts are joined together body and soul. Griffith is imprisoned in the oldest building in Wyndham Catle, the Tower of Rebirth. They discover that Griffith has been tortured, with the tendons of his legs and arms severed and his tongue removed. Seeing Guts and Casca pitying him, Griffith drags his body along the ground. At that moment, the Egg of the King Behelit that he had thought lost returns to his hand. The Behelit resonated with Griffith's despair and screams, causing a shockwave that creates a twisted dimension. The God Hand descends. A nightmare of magnificent violence erupts as a horde of apostles devour the Band of the Hawk. This is the birth of the fifth guardian and the beginning of an age where darkness overcomes all light.

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“Same as the other Berserk series.” - Ben

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Bleach

2004

Ichigo Kurosaki is a rather normal high school student apart from the fact he has the ability to see ghosts. This ability never impacted his life in a major way until the day he encounters the Shinigami Kuchiki Rukia, who saves him and his family's lives from a Hollow, a corrupt spirit that devours human souls.



Wounded during the fight against the Hollow, Rukia chooses the only option available to defeat the monster and passes her Shinigami powers to Ichigo. Now forced to act as a substitute until Rukia recovers, Ichigo hunts down the Hollows that plague his town.

Ben Maybe
Jon Maybe

“Stop after Rukia's arc and you're fine” - Ben

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CAROLE & TUESDAY

2019

Fifty years have passed since mankind began migrating to the new frontier: Mars.

It's an age where most culture is produced by AI, and people are content to be passive consumers.

There's a girl.

Scrapping a living in the metropolis of Alba City, she's working part-time while trying to become a musician. She's always felt like something is missing.

Her name is Carole.

There's a girl.

Born to a wealthy family in the provincial town of Herschel City, she dreams of becoming a musician, but nobody around her understands. She feels like the loneliest person in the world.

Her name is Tuesday.

A chance meeting brings them together.

They want to sing.

They want to make music.

Together, they feel like they just might have a chance.

The two of them may only create a tiny wave.

But that wave will eventually grow into something larger...

(Source: Official Website)

Ben No Opinion
Jon Watch

“I've heard good things. Get it?” - Ben

“Light on plot but great music” - Jon

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CLANNAD

2007

Okazaki Tomoya is a delinquent who finds life dull and believes he'll never amount to anything. Along with his friend Sunohara, he skips school and plans to waste his high school days away.


One day while walking to school, Tomoya passes a young girl muttering quietly to herself. Without warning she exclaims "Anpan!" (a popular Japanese food) which catches Tomoya's attention. He soon discovers the girl's name is Furukawa Nagisa and that she exclaims things she likes in order to motivate herself. Nagisa claims they are now friends, but Tomoya walks away passing the encounter off as nothing.


However, Tomoya finds he is noticing Nagisa more and more around school. Eventually he concedes and befriends her. Tomoya learns Nagisa has been held back a year due to a severe illness and that her dream is to revive the school's drama club. Claiming he has nothing better to do, he decides to help her achieve this goal along with the help of four other girls.


As Tomoya spends more time with the girls, he learns more about them and their problems. As he attempts to help each girl overcome her respective obstacle, he begins to realise life isn't as dull as he once thought.


[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Ben Avoid
Jon No Opinion

“This is the anime equivelent of a Harliquinn romance novel.” - Ben

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Cardcaptor Sakura

1998

One day, Kinomoto Sakura, a 4th grader stumbles upon the mysterious book of Clow. Upon opening it and reading the name of The Windy aloud, Sakura scatters the cards to the winds. Sakura is elected and appointed by Keroberos, Guardian of the Cards to capture the remaining cards. With her friend Tomoyo and rival Syaoran, Sakura begins an adventure that will forever change her.

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“One of the defining magical girl shows.” - Ben

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Castlevania

2020

A young warrior and her familiar search for the sacred place said to fulfill wishes. It's best not to anger the ancient guardians and spirits.



(Source: Netflix)

Ben Maybe
Jon Maybe

“Animation is great, but the plot and characters leave much to be desired” - Ben

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Cells at Work!

2018

The average human body contains about 60 trillion cells, and each of them has work to do! But when you get injured, viruses or bacteria invade, or when an allergic reaction flares up, everyone from the silent but deadly white blood cells to the brainy neurons has to work together to get through the crisis!



(Source: Kodansha Comics USA)

Ben Watch
Jon No Opinion

“Biology and a star studded VA cast. Doctor approved.” - Ben

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

2006

On August 10th of the year 2010 the Holy Empire of Britannia began a campaign of conquest, its sights set on Japan. Operations were completed in one month thanks to Britannia's deployment of new mobile humanoid armor vehicles dubbed Knightmare Frames. Japan's rights and identity were stripped away, the once proud nation now referred to as Area 11. Its citizens, Elevens, are forced to scratch out a living while the Britannian aristocracy lives comfortably within their settlements. Pockets of resistance appear throughout Area 11, working towards independence for Japan.


Lelouch, an exiled Imperial Prince of Britannia posing as a student, finds himself in the heart of the ongoing conflict for the island nation. Through a chance meeting with a mysterious girl named C.C., Lelouch gains his Geass, the power of the king. Now endowed with absolute dominance over any person, Lelouch may finally realize his goal of bringing down Britannia from within!


(Source: Bandai Entertainment)

Ben Avoid
Jon Avoid

“Norio Wakamoto is the only saving grace.” - Ben

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Cyborg 009: Call of Justice

2016

The story will depict Joe Shimamura and the other cyborgs' struggle with the Bresudo, a group of people who possess superhuman powers and intellect, and have manipulated human history since ancient times. Their goals are unknown, and they cast a dark shadow over the world. Though few people believe in the Bresdo's existence, one American journalist named Lucie Davenport heads to Texas to contact a certain family, and she meets the cyborgs. The cyborgs themselves have been freed from their duty of protecting humanity ever since the establishment of the UN Guardian troops, and they now live quiet lives of peace.

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“This is pretty old school.” - Ben

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DEATH NOTE

2006

Yagami Light is a 17-year-old genius from Japan who is tired of his life, school, and the state of the world as he knows it. One day, on the way home from class, Light stumbles upon a dark notebook with "Death Note" written on the front. Intrigued by its appearance, Light reads the first few sentences, only to find out that it states that anyone whose name is written inside will die. Discarding it as a joke, Light continues his daily activities. Soon after though, his human curiosity takes the better of him and prompts Light to try the notebook, discovering the truth behind first sentence. Now, with power in his hands, Yagami Light is on a quest to change the world and become God of the New World. His path to holy status won't be easy however, as another genius, known as L, is working against Light's beliefs and Light himself. Who will win this power of Gods between humans?


(Source: MyAnimeList)

Ben Maybe
Jon Watch

“The first half is alright, but you're better off reading the manga.” - Ben

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Durarara!!

2010

In Tokyo's downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless "Black Rider" who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.


Ryuugamine Mikado has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo. Witnessing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. But as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, along with Ikebukuro's most colorful inhabitants, are mixed up in the commotion breaking out in their city.


[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“Non-linear story telling with modern twist on folklore” - Ben

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EVANGELION: DEATH (TRUE)²

2006

Yagami Light is a 17-year-old genius from Japan who is tired of his life, school, and the state of the world as he knows it. One day, on the way home from class, Light stumbles upon a dark notebook with "Death Note" written on the front. Intrigued by its appearance, Light reads the first few sentences, only to find out that it states that anyone whose name is written inside will die. Discarding it as a joke, Light continues his daily activities. Soon after though, his human curiosity takes the better of him and prompts Light to try the notebook, discovering the truth behind first sentence. Now, with power in his hands, Yagami Light is on a quest to change the world and become God of the New World. His path to holy status won't be easy however, as another genius, known as L, is working against Light's beliefs and Light himself. Who will win this power of Gods between humans?


(Source: MyAnimeList)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“Recap episode? Try recap movie. Worth it if youre wanting to watch End of Eva and just need a refresher.” - Ben

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Erased

2016

Satoru Fujinuma is a 29 year old manga artist struggling to make a name for himself following his debut. But, that was not the only thing in his life that Satoru was feeling frustrated about… He has a unique supernatural ability of being forced to prevent deaths and catastrophes by being sent back in time before the incident occurred, repeating time until the accident is prevented. One day, he gets involved in an accident that has him framed as a murderer. Desperate to save the victim, he sends himself back in time only to find himself as a grade-schooler one month before fellow classmate Kayo Hinazuki went missing. Satoru now embarks on a new quest: to save Kayo and solve the mystery behind her disappearance.

Ben Avoid
Jon No Opinion

“An extremely hyped character-driven thriller, but ultimately predictable and trite.” - Ben

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Fate/Apocrypha

2017

There was once a Holy Grail War waged by Mages and Heroic Spirits in a town of Fuyuki. However, one Mage took advantage of the chaos of World War II to steal a Holy Grail. Several decades have passed, and the Yggdmillennia family, who took upon the Holy Grail as its symbol, defected from the Mages' Association. Furious, the Association sent forces to deal with the Yggdmillennia, but were defeated. With the Holy Grail system changed, war at an unprecedented scale breaks out.

(Source: ANN, edited)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“Good is has Mordred in it. Bad: It exists.” - Ben

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Fate/EXTRA Last Encore

2018

Adaptation of the video game Fate/Extra.

Waking up in a strange virtual world with no recollection of the past, Hakuno finds himself forced to fight for survival in a war he does not understand for a prize beyond value; the opportunity to have one's wish granted. With only an enigmatic "Servant" by his side, Hakuno Kishinami will have to face both friends and foes in battles to the death in order to not only gain possession of a mysterious object known as the "Holy Grail," but also to find the answer to the most important question of all: "Who am I?"

(Source: Type-Moon Wikia)

Includes episode 11-13, Illustrias Geocentrism.

Ben Avoid
Jon No Opinion

“Why lawd? Is it not enough that you killin' us in the streets?” - Ben

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Fate/Zero

2011

With the promise of granting any wish, the omnipotent Holy Grail triggered three wars in the past, each too cruel and fierce to leave a victor. In spite of that, the wealthy Einzbern family is confident that the Fourth Holy Grail War will be different; namely, with a vessel of the Holy Grail now in their grasp. Solely for this reason, the much hated "Magus Killer" Kiritsugu Emiya is hired by the Einzberns, with marriage to their only daughter Irisviel as binding contract.



Kiritsugu now stands at the center of a cutthroat game of survival, facing off against six other participants, each armed with an ancient familiar, and fueled by unique desires and ideals. Accompanied by his own familiar, Saber, the notorious mercenary soon finds his greatest opponent in Kirei Kotomine, a priest who seeks salvation from the emptiness within himself in pursuit of Kiritsugu.



Based on the light novel written by Gen Urobuchi, Fate/Zero depicts the events of the Fourth Holy Grail War—10 years prior to Fate/stay night. Witness a battle royale in which no one is guaranteed to survive.



[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“It's the Fate universe written by an actual author” - Ben

“The Best Fate by far the only down side is wanting a sequal, knowing there is one, and knowing it sucks” - Jon

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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

2014

Fuyuki City, a coastal city surrounded by mountains, is the setting for an age-old ritual. Seven Masters are chosen by the Holy Grail, the legendary cup said to grant every wish, to fight against each other until only one remains. Each Master summons a Servant, a mythological or historical figure, to aid them into battle and lead them to the victory that will earn them the coveted Cup.



Includes Episode 0.

Ben Watch
Jon No Opinion

“A much grittier FSN from the original Dean series. It's not as good as Zero though.” - Ben

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Fireworks

2017

The film is set on one day during summer vacation, and follows a group of boys who try to view a fireworks display from the town lighthouse to see if they look round or flat when viewed from the side. Meanwhile, one of the boys, Norimichi, receives an invitation from his crush Nazuna to run away with her.

(Source: ANN)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“Premise is good, but the reviews are mixed” - Ben

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Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma

2018

The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world's most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. Their objective is to taste defeat -- their unmatched strength and skill have led them to grow bored of life itself, and they now seek out Baki in the hopes that he can overwhelm and utterly crush them. In this crisis, other underground martial art warriors gather to fight by Baki's side: Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, Retsu Kaioh, and Doppo Orochi. An epic showdown between violent death row inmates and Baki and his friends begins!

(Source: Netflix)

Ben Watch
Jon No Opinion

“Food Wars is pretty good if you like sports and food porn.” - Ben

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Forest of Piano

2018

A tranquil tale about two boys from very different upbringings. On one hand you have Kai, born as the son of a prostitute, who's been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. And on the other you have Shuuhei, practically breast-fed by the piano as the son of a family of prestigious pianists. Yet it is their common bond with the piano that eventually intertwines their paths in life.

(Source: KEFI)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“Nice premise. Almost picked it up, but never did” - Ben

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Fullmetal Alchemist

2003

The rules of alchemy state that to gain something, one must lose something of equal value. Alchemy is the process of taking apart and reconstructing an object into a different entity, with the rules of alchemy to govern this procedure. However, there exists an object that can bring any alchemist above these rules, the object known as the Philosopher's Stone. The young Edward Elric is a particularly talented alchemist who through an accident years back lost his younger brother Alphonse and one of his legs. Sacrificing one of his arms as well, he used alchemy to bind his brother's soul to a suit of armor. This lead to the beginning of their journey to restore their bodies, in search for the legendary Philosopher's Stone.



Episodes 11, 12 and 37 were adapted from the light novel "Fullmetal Alchemist: The Land of Sand"

Ben Avoid
Jon Maybe

“Why watch this when you have Brotherhood?” - Ben

“Watch the first arc and then switch over” - Jon

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

2009

"In order for something to be obtained, something of equal value must be lost."



Alchemy is bound by this Law of Equivalent Exchange—something the young brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric only realize after attempting human transmutation: the one forbidden act of alchemy. They pay a terrible price for their transgression—Edward loses his left leg, Alphonse his physical body. It is only by the desperate sacrifice of Edward's right arm that he is able to affix Alphonse's soul to a suit of armor. Devastated and alone, it is the hope that they would both eventually return to their original bodies that gives Edward the inspiration to obtain metal limbs called "automail" and become a state alchemist, the Fullmetal Alchemist.



Three years of searching later, the brothers seek the Philosopher's Stone, a mythical relic that allows an alchemist to overcome the Law of Equivalent Exchange. Even with military allies Colonel Roy Mustang, Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye, and Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes on their side, the brothers find themselves caught up in a nationwide conspiracy that leads them not only to the true nature of the elusive Philosopher's Stone, but their country's murky history as well. In between finding a serial killer and racing against time, Edward and Alphonse must ask themselves if what they are doing will make them human again... or take away their humanity.



(Source: MAL Rewrite)

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“Probably the best introduction to anime that exists.” - Ben

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GODZILLA City on the Edge of Battle

2018

On Earth, Haruo and his companions make contact with the indigenous Houtua tribe. To defeat Godzilla, they set out for the old Mechagodzilla facility.

Source: Netflix

Ben No Opinion
Jon Watch

“More of the Godzilla anime trillogy” - Jon

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GODZILLA Planet of the Monsters

2017

The appearance of the giant living creatures “Kaiju's” and the ultimate existence that destroys all monsters, Godzilla, has incited a battle that lasted for half a century. Humanity has experienced continuous defeat, and finally plans to escape from the Earth. In 2048, only those who were selected by the A.I. managed under the central government boarded the inter-sidereal emigrant spaceship “Aratrum” to head for “Tau Cetus e”, the planet beyond the distance of 11.9 light-year. However, the environmental condition differences between that of the Earth and Tau e were considered to be inhabitable by human beings.

The young man on the emigrant ship: Haruo, who saw his parents killed by Godzilla in front of his eyes, had only one thing in his mind for 20 years: to return to the Earth and defeat Godzilla. Shut out from the possibility of emigration, as the living environment in the ship deteriorates, the group of “Earth Returnists” led by Haruo are determined to return through a dangerous long-distance hyperspace navigation. However, 20,000 years have passed on Earth since and it has become an unknown world with the ecosystem reigned by Godzilla.

(Source: Official Website, edited)

Ben No Opinion
Jon No Opinion

“Moar godzilla” - Jon

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GODZILLA The Planet Eater

2018

With the earth alliance weakened, Haruo weighs siding with the Exif, whose death cult is summoning a monster that can destroy the world.

(Source: Netflix)

Ben No Opinion
Jon Watch

“The anime Godzilla isn't prefect but its pretty good for what it is.” - Jon

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Girls und Panzer

2012

You may have heard of kung fu, but the girls at Oarai High School practice gun-fu—really, really BIG 75mm gun-fu, in fact. It's called Sensha-do, and it's the martial art of operating armored tanks! They take it seriously too, and since winning the national Sensha-do championship is such a huge deal at Oarai, they sometimes go to extreme ends in order to get the best students from Panzer class to sign up. Which is how Miho Nishizumi, who HATES operating tanks, gets drafted to join doomsday-driven driver Mako, even-triggered gunner Hana, highly receptive radio operator Saori and combustible tank-fangirl and loader Yukari as the incomparable Anko Team. They may not be on the half-track to fame and fortune, and maybe a few of them would rather shop for tank tops than become tops in tanks, but once their focus is locked and loaded, they're absolutely driven.


(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“If youre a military or tank nut, this show was made just for you” - Ben

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Girls und Panzer der Film

2015

The theatrical version of the Girls und Panzer TV anime. According to the "The Ibaraki Shimbun" paper, the movie is a direct sequel to the TV anime.

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“If you liked the show, this is more of the same.” - Ben

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Glitter Force

2012

Once upon a time, there was a kingdom of fairy tales called "Märchenland", where many fairy tale characters live together in joy. Suddenly, the evil emperor Pierrot made an invasion on Märchenland, sealing its Queen in the process. To revive the Queen, the symbol of happiness called Cure Decor, "the Queen's scattered power of light of happiness", is required. To collect the Cure Decor, a fairy named Candy searches for the Pretty Cures on Earth. There, Candy meets a girl, who decides to collect the Cure Decor. Now, will the world earn a "happy ending"?

Ben Maybe
Jon Maybe

“The essence of magical girl shows.” - Ben

“The only way to see PreCure in the states” - Jon

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Glitter Force Doki Doki

2013

Aida Mana is a girl who is always eager to do things for the sake of others.


One day, when she was visiting the Clover Tower during her school's orientation program, an enemy who called themselves "Selfish" appeared suddenly, and tried to manipulate her inner heart! To fight this enemy, she borrowed power from a magical fairy Sharuru to transform into Pretty Cure!


To protect the peace of the world, other legendary Pretty Cure soon joined her in battle! A mysterious baby also appears, making each day a "Heartthrob" experience! The 4 Cures, always holding "love" in their hearts, are battling for the world's fate!


(Source: Asahi TV)

Ben Maybe
Jon Maybe

“Why not?” - Ben

“Crunchy now has PreCure so you no longer have to deal with the localization but you know it's not terribad” - Jon

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Gurren Lagann

2007

In a far away future, mankind lives underground in huge caves, unknowing of a world above with a sky and stars.


In the small village of Jiha, Simon, a shy boy who works as a digger discovers a strange glowing object during excavation. The enterprising Kamina, a young man with a pair of rakish sunglasses and the passion of a firey sun, befriends Simon and forms a small band of brothers, the Gurren Brigade, to escape the village and break through the ceiling of the cave to reach the surface, which few believe exist.


The village elder won't hear of such foolishness and punishes the Brigade. However, when disaster strikes from the world above and the entire village is in jeopardy, it's up to Simon, Kamina, a girl with a big gun named Yoko, and the small yet sturdy robot, Lagann, to save the day.


The new friends journey to the world above and find that the surface is a harsh battlefield, and it's up to them to fight back against the rampaging Beastmen to turn the tide in the humans' favor! Pierce the heavens, Gurren Lagann!

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“This and Kill la Kill are peak Trigger.” - Ben

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Haikyu!!

2014

Inspired after watching a volleyball ace nicknamed "Little Giant" in action, small-statured Shouyou Hinata revives the volleyball club at his middle school. The newly-formed team even makes it to a tournament; however, their first match turns out to be their last when they are brutally squashed by the "King of the Court," Tobio Kageyama. Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama, and so after graduating from middle school, he joins Karasuno High School's volleyball team—only to find that his sworn rival, Kageyama, is now his teammate.



Thanks to his short height, Hinata struggles to find his role on the team, even with his superior jumping power. Surprisingly, Kageyama has his own problems that only Hinata can help with, and learning to work together appears to be the only way for the team to be successful. Based on Haruichi Furudate's popular shounen manga of the same name, Haikyuu!! is an exhilarating and emotional sports comedy following two determined athletes as they attempt to patch a heated rivalry in order to make their high school volleyball team the best in Japan.



[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Ben Maybe
Jon Maybe

“Hot boys play volleyball. If its your thing, its your thing.” - Ben

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Hi Score Girl

2018

The year is 1991 and 6th grader Yaguchi Haruo only has video games to live for. He's not popular in school and he's neither handsome, funny, nice nor even friendly. The only thing he has going for him is that he is good at video games. One day at the local arcade, he plays Oono Akira, a fellow classmate but who's popular, smart, pretty and a rich girl that absolutely destroys him at Street Fighter II. Not only does he lose to her 30 times in a row, he can’t beat her at any game. Haruo can’t seem to shake Akira off as she follows him from arcade to arcade everyday after school and beats him every time. As weird as it sounds, the odd couple begins a strange bond and friendship.



(Source: MangaUpdates)

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Jon Watch

“Best romance I've seen in quite a while.” - Ben

“Animation is rough, but give it 4 eps and you won't stop.” - Jon

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Ingress: The Animation

2018

Since he was little, Makoto had a strange power which enabled him to read the memories of objects he touched.

Hiding his uncontrollable power, he works as a special agent in the police force. One day, while investigating an explosion at a laboratory that researches a unknown substance called “XM”, he sees a mysterious memory.

The memory was from Sarah's ring, who was the sole survivor of the accident.

It was a sight of a person being swallowed into a red light and disappearing.

Makoto becomes embroiled in a massive conspiracy.

The battle for “XM”, a material that could affect human mind, starts now――

(Source: Official Website)

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Jon No Opinion

“Mobile game show. Nope” - Ben

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InuYasha

2000

Higurashi Kagome, after being pulled down a well by a demon, finds herself in Feudal Japan, where she learns that a powerful jewel has been reborn inside her body. After the jewel shatters in an attempt to retrieve it from one of the many demons who was after its power, Kagome must join forces with the half-demon Inu Yasha (also after the jewel's power) to track down the shards of the jewel before its power falls into the wrong hands.


(Source: ANN)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“Big nostalgia trip, but remember, it's romcom bait for a looong time.” - Ben

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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

2015

The story takes place in the town of labyrinths, Orario, also called "Dungeon." Bell Cranel is a newbie adventurer that admires "Having a fateful meeting with a person of the opposite gender." One day during an adventure, he is attacked by a Minotaur. Close to destruction, he is saved by a top-class female adventurer, Aizu Wallenstein. He falls in love with her at first sight, and begins actions to become an adventurer that is on her level. He later encounters Hestia, a god called a "Lolita god" due to her stature who falls in love with him.



(Source: Anime News Network)

Ben Avoid
Jon Avoid

“Ribbon tits. Thats the plot.” - Ben

“Did we mention ribbon tits?” - Jon

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

2012

Beginning its tale in 19th century England, young aristocrat Jonathan Joestar finds himself locked in bitter rivalry with Dio Brando, a low-born boy who Jonathan's father took under his wing after the death of Dio's father. Discontent with his station in life, Dio's fathomless lust to reign over all eventually leads him to seek the supernatural powers of an ancient Aztec stone mask in the Joestar's possession—an artifact that will forever change the destiny of Dio and Jonathan for generations to come.



Fifty years later, in 1938 New York City, Jonathan's grandson Joseph Joestar must take up his grandfather's mission and master the abilities necessary to destroy the stone mask and its immensely powerful creators who threaten humanity's very existence, the Pillar Men.


(Source: Anime News Network)

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Jon Watch

“Manly men doing manly things.” - Ben

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K-On!

2009

Hirasawa Yui, a young, carefree girl entering high school, has her imagination instantly captured when she sees a poster advertising the ‘Light Music Club’. Being the carefree girl that she is, she quickly signs up. However, Yui has a problem, she is unable to play an instrument.


When Yui goes to the clubroom to explain, she's greeted by the other members: Ritsu, Mio and Tsumugi. Although disheartened at Yui’s lack of musical know-how, they still try to convince her to stay to prevent the club’s disbandment. After playing Yui a short piece which re-ignites her imagination, they succeed in keeping their new member and guitarist.


Along with the tasks of school and homework, Yui begins to learn the guitar with the help of the other band members, experiencing many mishaps along the way. However, with the school-festival drawing near and Yui getting stuck with her practice, will the Light Music Club be ready in time for their debut?


[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“Peak Kyoani slice of life, if you're into that.” - Ben

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Kakegurui

2017

Hyakkaou Private Academy. An institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum. It's not athletic prowess or book smarts that keep you ahead. It's reading your opponent. What better way to hone those skills than with a rigorous curriculum of gambling? Here, the winners live like kings, and the losers are put through the wringer.



(Source: Yen Press)

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Jon Watch

“Get off on betting your own destruction.” - Ben

“BUH DAH DUH DAT GAMBLING!” - Jon

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Kill la Kill

2013

After the murder of her father, Ryuuko Matoi has been wandering the land in search of his killer. Following her only lead—the missing half of his invention, the Scissor Blade—she arrives at the prestigious Honnouji Academy, a high school unlike any other. The academy is ruled by the imposing and cold-hearted student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin alongside her powerful underlings, the Elite Four. In the school's brutally competitive hierarchy, Satsuki bestows upon those at the top special clothes called "Goku Uniforms," which grant the wearer unique superhuman abilities.

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“10/10 with killer OST” - Ben

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Little Witch Academia

2013

For young witches everywhere, the world-renowned witch Shiny Chariot reigns as the most revered and celebrated role model. But as the girls age, so do their opinions of her—now just the mention of Chariot would get a witch labeled a child. However, undeterred in her blind admiration for Chariot, ordinary girl Atsuko Kagari enrolls into Luna Nova Magical Academy, hoping to someday become just as mesmerizing as her idol.



However, the witch academy isn't all the fun and games Atsuko thought it would be: boring lectures, strict teachers, and students who mock Chariot plague the campus. Coupled with her own ineptness in magic, she's seen as little more than a rebel student. But when a chance finally presents itself to prove herself to her peers and teachers, she takes it, and now it's up to her to stop a rampaging dragon before it flattens the entire academy.



Little Witch Academia is one of the four anime works that each received 38 million yen (about US$480,000) from the "2012 Young Animator Training Project." Just like in 2010 and 2011, the animation labor group received 214.5 million yen (US$2.65 million) from the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs, and it distributed most of those funds to studios who train young animators on-the-job.



Positive response to the movie led Studio Trigger to run a Kickstarter funding a sequel, which surpassed its funding goal.



(Source: MyAnimeList)

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“Friendship is magic” - Ben

“Harry Potter but better, the movies are animation showcases” - Jon

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Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro: Special Edition

1979

After a successful casino heist, master thief Lupin III and his accomplice Jigen discover they've been saddled with counterfeit money. They head to the supposed source, Cagliostro, only to find themselves trying to save the duchy's princess, Clarisse, from an arranged marriage to the evil Count of Cagliostro. Lupin gets further help from the samurai Goemon, the lady thief Fujiko Mine, and his Interpol nemesis Inspector Zenigata to stop the Count from finding the ancient treasure hidden in the royal family's castle.



(Source: Anime News Network, edited)

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Magi: Adventure of Sinbad

2016

Fifteen years before the events of Magi, a brave and handsome young man named Sinbad set sail and started his adventure. The future High King of Seven Seas gradually matured through various encounters and farewells, taking him towards kingship step by step.



(Source: Anime News Network)

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Jon No Opinion

“Magi is a pretty stable franchise. Should be good” - Ben

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March Comes in Like a Lion

2016

Rei Kiriyama is a 17 year old boy who recently started living alone, financed by his salary as a professional Shogi player. Despite his independence, however, he's yet to mature emotionally, and his problems continue to haunt him in his daily life. His relationship with his adoptive family is strained, and he has difficulties interacting with his fellow high school students.



Meanwhile, his professional career in Shogi has entered a slump. Burdened with the heavy expectations placed upon him, his wins and losses are fluctuating as his record and progression into the ranks begin to stagnate.



Acquainted with Rei are the three Kawamoto sisters: Akari, Hinata, and Momo. Unlike Rei, they live happily in their modest home, which they warmly welcome Rei into as if he were one of their own. He frequently visits the family, interacting with them and receiving the kind of care and affection he never quite had while under his foster home.

This is the story of Rei's triumphs and failures, relationships new and old, and his growth as a person.



(Source: TV Tropes)

Ben Watch
Jon No Opinion

“Slice of life about shougi. Niche, but good.” - Ben

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Megalobox

2015

300 years after a great conflict between Earth and Mars known as the "Calamity War," a woman named Kudelia sets out on a journey to Earth to speak for the independence of the Martian city of Chryse, which is under the control of the Earth government. Escorting her is the private security company CGS members Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka. When a group named Gjallarhorn attacks CGS and Kudelia, Orga sees this as a chance to rebel against CGS and launch a coup. Mikazuki and Orga are thrust into a new conflict. To fend off Gjallarhorn, Mikazuki rides an old mobile suit from the Calamity War, powered by a nuclear reactor, the Gundam Barbatos.

(Source: ANN)

Ben Watch
Jon No Opinion

“Old school boxing that is highly acclaimed” - Ben

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Mobile Suit Gundam UC

2010

U.C. 0096...


The manufacturing colony Industrial 7, which is still under construction, floats at Lagrange point 1.


A youth named Banagher Links, who grew up without knowing his father, meets a mysterious girl who has stowed away on a ship bound for Industrial 7. As the white mobile suit Unicorn undergoes repeated tests and becomes the subject of diverse speculations, the hands of time begin to move.


Banagher does not yet know that he has been caught up in the conflict surrounding Laplace's Box.


What is Laplace's Box?

What secret does it contain?

The hundred-year curse of the Universal Century is about to be resolved.


(Source: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Official Website)

Ben No Opinion
Jon Watch

No Comments

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

2015

300 years after a great conflict between Earth and Mars known as the "Calamity War," a woman named Kudelia sets out on a journey to Earth to speak for the independence of the Martian city of Chryse, which is under the control of the Earth government. Escorting her is the private security company CGS members Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka. When a group named Gjallarhorn attacks CGS and Kudelia, Orga sees this as a chance to rebel against CGS and launch a coup. Mikazuki and Orga are thrust into a new conflict. To fend off Gjallarhorn, Mikazuki rides an old mobile suit from the Calamity War, powered by a nuclear reactor, the Gundam Barbatos.

(Source: ANN)

Ben No Opinion
Jon Watch

“Best Gundam in a while” - Jon

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Monthly Girls' Nozaki Kun

2014

Chiyo Sakura is a cheerful high school girl who has fallen head over heels for the oblivious Umetarou Nozaki. Much to Chiyo's confusion, when she confesses to her beloved Nozaki, he hands her an unfamiliar autograph. As it turns out, the stoic teenage boy is actually a respected shoujo mangaka, publishing under the pen name Sakiko Yumeno! A series of misunderstandings leads to Chiyo becoming one of Nozaki's manga assistants.



Throughout the hilarious events that ensue, she befriends many of her quirky schoolmates, including her seemingly shameless fellow assistant, Mikoto Mikoshiba, and the "Prince of the School," Yuu Kashima. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun follows Chiyo as she strives to help Nozaki with his manga and hopes that he will eventually notice her feelings.



[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“Solid character driven sketch romcom.” - Ben

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Naruto

2002

Naruto Uzumaki, a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja, lives in Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf village. Moments prior to his birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyuubi's rampage, the leader of the village, the 4th Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto.


Shunned because of the presence of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village. He strives to become the Hokage of Konohagakure, and he meets many friends and foes along the way.


[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Ben Avoid
Jon Maybe

“You have better things to do with your life” - Ben

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Neon Genesis Evangelion

1995

In the year 2015, the Angels, huge, tremendously powerful, alien war machines, appear in Tokyo for the second time. The only hope for Mankind's survival lies in the Evangelion, a humanoid fighting machine developed by NERV, a special United Nations agency. Capable of withstanding anything the Angels can dish out, the Evangelion's one drawback lies in the limited number of people able to pilot them. Only a handful of teenagers, all born fourteen years ago, nine months after the Angels first appeared, are able to interface with the Evangelion. One such teenager is Shinji Ikari, whose father heads the NERV team that developed and maintains the Evangelion. Thrust into a maelstrom of battle and events that he does not understand, Shinji is forced to plumb the depths of his own inner resources for the courage and strength to not only fight, but to survive, or risk losing everything.


(Source: AniDB)

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Jon Watch

“Can't beat the original” - Ben

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NiNoKuni

2019

Based on Level-5's Ni no Kuni video game franchise.

In the story, Yuu is a high school student, and his best friend is Haru and his childhood friend is Kotona. Through a certain incident, they travel back and forth between reality and Ni no Kuni. When Kotona's life is put in danger, the three must make "the ultimate choice."

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“Pretty poorly rated. YMMV” - Ben

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No Game No Life

2014

The story of No Game, No Life centers around Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister whose reputations as brilliant NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) hikikomori (shut-in) gamers have spawned urban legends all over the Internet. These two gamers even consider the real world as just another "crappy game." One day, they are summoned by a boy named "God" to an alternate world. There, God has prohibited war and declared this to be a world where "everything is decided by games" - even national borders. Humanity has been driven back into one remaining city by the other races. Will Sora and Shiro, the good-for-nothing brother and sister, become the "Saviors of Humanity" on this alternate world? "Well, let's start playing."


(Source: Anime News Network)

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“I liked it, but admit its a guilty pleasure.” - Ben

“I mean..its fine” - Jon

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No Game, No Life the Movie: Zero

2017

A movie adaptation of the sixth volume of the light novel series announced at the MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2016 event.



Six thousand years before Sora and Shiro were even a blink in the history of Disboard, war consumed the land, tearing apart the heavens, destroying stars, and even threatening to wipe out the human race. Amid the chaos and destruction, a young man named Riku leads humanity toward the tomorrow his heart believes in. One day, in the ruins of an Elf city, he meets Schwi, a female exiled "Ex Machina" android who asks him to teach her what it means to have a human heart.


(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Ben Watch
Jon No Opinion

“NGNL, but if it took itself somewhat seriously.” - Ben

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ONE PIECE

2016

Anime featuring new Pokémon and new characters, and in the story Satoshi (Ash) will encounter Kapu Kokeko, a god who protects the Alola region. Ash will go to school in the series, and the series will follow his school activities as he aims to graduate.

(Source: Anime News Network)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“If you have the time. It's slightly long” - Ben

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One-Punch Man

2015

Saitama has a rather peculiar hobby, being a superhero, but despite his heroic deeds and superhuman abilities, a shadow looms over his life. He's become much too powerful, to the point that every opponent ends up defeated with a single punch.



The lack of challenge has driven him into a state of apathy, as he watches his life pass by having lost all enthusiasm, at least untill he's unwillingly thrust in the role of being a mentor to the young and revenge-driven Genos.

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“Best take on the superhero genre in recent memory.” - Ben

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Ouran High School Host Club

2006

Fujioka Haruhi wins a scholarship to attend Ouran Academy, a school reserved for only the most rich and prestigious. Despite what other students may think of her, she cares little for physical appearances or the fact that she is a commoner.


Unfortunately for Haruhi, her high school days take a sudden turn when she stumbles upon the Host Club, an elite club filled with super rich and beautiful boys who use their specific traits and charms to entertain young ladies. Even worse, Haruhi accidentally breaks an 8-million yen vase in the club. Since she is unable to repay her debt with money, Haruhi finds herself with no choice but to work for the Host Club, becoming a male host herself.

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“Hilarious reverse harem, but for everyone.” - Ben

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Parasyte: The Maxim

2018

The series takes place on a continent ruled by chaos. The chaos breeds disaster, but the Lords of the continent have the power of "Crest" (Holy Seal) that can calm the chaos and protect the people. However, before anyone realizes it, the rulers cast aside their creed of purifying the chaos, and instead start to fight each other for each others' Crests and to gain dominion over one another. Siluca, an isolated mage who scorns the Lords for abandoning their creed, and a wandering knight named Theo, who is on a journey to train to one day liberate his hometown, which is under tyrannical rule, make an everlasting oath to each other as master and servant and work together to reform this continent dominated by wars and chaos.

(Source: ANN, edited)

Ben Avoid
Jon No Opinion

“It shows promise at the start, but quickly becomes dry and devoid of character.” - Ben

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Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution

2019

When researchers discover and exploit a fossil of the Mythical Pokémon Mew, they unleash a
creation that goes against the very laws of nature.



The Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo was intended for use as a tool of destruction. But as Mewtwo
becomes aware of its own dubious origin, it begins to resent its human creators and seeks revenge…



(Source: Netflix)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“Its Pokemon and it has Mewtwo. You know what you're getting.” - Ben

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Pop Team Epic

2018

Poputepipikku turns absurdist comedy up to eleven with its pop culture references and surreal hilarity. With two bonafide high school girl protagonists—the short and exceptionally quick to anger Popuko, and the tall and unshakably calm Pipimi—they throw genres against the wall and don't wait to see what sticks. Parody is interlaced with drama, action, crudeness, and the show's overarching goal—to become a real anime.

(Source: MyAnimeList)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“If you're into surreal "lolsorandom" humor, otherwise avoid.” - Ben

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica

2011

One night, 14-year-old Madoka Kaname has a terrible nightmare - against the backdrop of a devastated city, she witnesses a girl fight a losing battle against a dreadful being lingering above, while a cat-like magical creature tells Madoka the only way to change such tragic outcome is for her to make a contract with him and become a magical girl.


The next day, the teen's dream seemingly becomes reality as the girl she saw in her dream - Homura - arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is; but when later on she and her best friend Sayaka encounter the same cat-like magical creature from her dream - who introduces himself as Kyubey - the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to take on the duty to fight abstract beings called 'witches' that spread despair to the human world, and in return, each one of them will be granted any single wish they desire. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there might be far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Sayaka realize...



(Source: IMDb)

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Jon Watch

“The genesis of the magical girl subversion genre.” - Ben

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Soul Eater

2008

Set in the Shinigami technical school for weapon meisters, the series revolves around 3 groups of each a weapon meister and a human weapon. Trying to make the latter a "Death Scythe" which is the highest title for a weapon and thus fit for use by the Shinigami, they must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and 1 witch.


Maka & Soul Eater, Black Star & Tsubaki, and Death the Kid with Patty and Liz Thompson are the characters Soul Eater revolves around. Besides taking the time to gather souls, these students of Shibusen defend Death City from some of the most powerful of creatures while still attending school and trying to become stronger.

Ben Watch
Jon No Opinion

“Shounen, but with a girl protag. Doesnt take itself at all seriously.” - Ben

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Sword Art Online

2012

In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...


(Source: Crunchyroll)

Ben Avoid
Jon Avoid

“If you must, stop at ep 16.” - Ben

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Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

2018

The story follows Karen Kohiruimaki, a 183-centimeter-tall (6-foot-tall) college student who's insecure about her height, and is bad at dealing with people in the real world. She enters the world of Gun Gale Online with her avatar, Ren, who is less than 150 centimeters (5 feet) tall and wears all pink. She meets a beautiful, brown-skinned female player who goes by Pitohui. They hit it off, but one day Pitohui pressures her to participate in "Squad Jam," a team battle royale variation of the Bullet of Bullets tournament.



(Source: Anime News Network)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“Its not realted to SAO's setting, so it might OK.” - Ben

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The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

2013

Devil King Sadao is only one step away from conquering the world when he is beaten by Hero Emilia and forced to drift to the other world: modern-day Tokyo. As "conquering the world" are the only skills the Devil King possesses—and are obviously unnecessary in his new situation—he must work as a freeter to pay for his living expenses!

Ben Watch
Jon No Opinion

“Extremely entertaining. Wheres my season 2?” - Ben

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The End of Evangelion

1997

NERV is being attacked by SEELE and Rei becomes one with Lillith. Together with the Spear of Longinus and the completed EVA-series, Shinji will decide whether or not mankind will cease to exist. He has to decide now if he wants to stay alive or be dead, but his decision will affect all of humanity.


(Source: ANN)

Ben Watch
Jon No Opinion

“The world ending to upbeat lounge music” - Ben

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The Garden of Words

2013

We have met, for each of us to walk forward.


Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and again, but only on rainy days. They deepen their relationship and open up to each other. But the end of the rainy season soon approaches...


(Source: Comix Wave)

Ben Watch
Jon No Opinion

“Very, very pretty” - Ben

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The Promised Neverland

2019

Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.



(Source: Viz Media)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“It's a spiritual successor to Fantastic Children. If you loved that, then you might like this show, but pacing issues abound.” - Ben

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The Seven Deadly Sins

2014

When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth - the Sins were framed by the king's guard, the Holy Knights - too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne!

Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn't even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins' strength been exaggerated?



(Source: Anime News Network)

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Jon No Opinion

“I have it on good authority that this is good.” - Ben

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Toradora!

2008

Ryuuji Takasu is a gentle high school student with a love for housework; but in contrast to his kind nature, he has an intimidating face that often gets him labeled as a delinquent. On the other hand is Taiga Aisaka, a small, doll-like student, who is anything but a cute and fragile girl. Equipped with a wooden katana and feisty personality, Taiga is known throughout the school as the "Palmtop Tiger."



One day, an embarrassing mistake causes the two students to cross paths. Ryuuji discovers that Taiga actually has a sweet side: she has a crush on the popular vice president, Yuusaku Kitamura, who happens to be his best friend. But things only get crazier when Ryuuji reveals that he has a crush on Minori Kushieda—Taiga's best friend!



Toradora! is a romantic comedy that follows this odd duo as they embark on a quest to help each other with their respective crushes, forming an unlikely alliance in the process.



(Source: MyAnimeList)

Ben Avoid
Jon Maybe

“While many love this show for its tsundere-ness and emotional arc towards the back half, I personally found it repulsive and rage quit at episode 16. YMMV” - Ben

“I've you're into tooly-dooly this is the tooliest and the dooliest.” - Jon

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Violet Evergarden

2018

Auto Memories Doll.

It's been quite a while since that name caused a fuss. Originally invented by Professor Orland solely for his beloved wife, Auto Memories Dolls eventually spread out into the world, and a machine that allows people to rent out the dolls was also created.

"I will run as fast as I can to wherever my customer desires. I am the Auto Memories Doll, Violet Evergarden."

A girl who almost appears to have popped out of a fairy tale with her blonde hair and blue eyes said this with her inorganic beauty and sweet voice.

(Source: Kyoto Animation)

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“Some of the best animation and tear jerking KyoAni has done in a while.” - Ben

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Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

2019

Violet Evergarden comes to a private women's academy to tutor Isabella in the ways of being a lady. Heir to the York family, Isabella feels trapped in this new and uncomfortable world. She still grieves for the only person to ever bring her happiness – now lost to her. Violet's lessons do give her a brief respite from the melancholy but with the absence of joy, how long does it take to truly heal?



(Source: Funimation)

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“Its basically an extended episode of Violet Evergarden” - Ben

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Violet Evergarden: Special

2018

Unaired episode included with the 4th BD/DVD release. It takes place between episodes 4 and 5 of the show.

Ben Watch
Jon Watch

“More VE, why not?” - Ben

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Yo-Kai Watch

2014

Animated adaptation of Level-5's Nintendo 3DS video game.



While going deeper into the woods one day, primary school student Keita Amano ('Nate' in the English localisation) notices a bizarre capsule toy machine who tells him to insert money which he obeyingly does. But after opening the capsule that came out, a ghostly creature named Whisper materialises. Whisper, who was sealed inside the capsule, rewards his liberator Keita by becoming his Yo-kai butler and gives him a Yo-kai Watch. Whoever wears the watch gains the ability to see supernatural creatures called Yo-kai, each type possessing different kinds of magical abilities, and which are normally invisible to humans. The Yo-kai Watch also allows the wearer to summon any Yo-kai they have befriended, enabling the wearer to make use of the Yo-kai's powers. Using it, Keita and Whisper encounter many mischievous Yo-kai around town, resolving the trouble they're causing and befriending many at the same time.



(Source: MAL)

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“Like the idea of Pokemon, but dont want to watch Pokemon? This might be for you.” - Ben

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Your lie in April

2014

Piano prodigy Arima Kosei dominated the competition and all child musicians knew his name. But after his mother, who was also his instructor, passed away, he had a mental breakdown while performing at a recital that resulted in him no longer being able to hear the sound of his piano even though his hearing was perfectly fine. Even two years later, Kosei hasn’t touched the piano and views the world in monotone, and without any flair or color. He was content at living out his life with his good friends Tsubaki and Watari until, one day, a girl changed everything. Miyazono Kaori is a pretty, free spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality. Kaori helps Kosei return to the music world and show that it should be free and mold breaking unlike the structured and rigid style Kosei was used to.

Ben Watch
Jon No Opinion

“Seems to be the gateway to anime for girls that FMA:Brotherhood is for boys.” - Ben

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Yu-Gi-Oh!

2000

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters centers around the journey of the spirit of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who is trying to re-discover who he was many years ago, since he has lost his memories. With the help of a boy, Yugi Mutou, the one who awakened the spirit, and his friends, he battles many villains and adversaries. Many of the villains have been linked to the Nameless Pharaoh's past, due to the Millennium Puzzle he holds and many try to take the puzzle and his power away from him.


The series focuses on the card game aspect of it and the main theme represented throughout the series is friendship.

Ben Maybe
Jon No Opinion

“My hair says that this is an alright show.” - Ben

 
 

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Updated on 12/30/2020