Spice and Wolf II

Title: Spice and Wolf II Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Thriller Rating: 8.8/10 Summary: Continuing where the first series left off, it follows Kraft Lawrence a experienced traveling merchant and his sharp tongued wolf god companion Holo on their journey to return to Holo’s home to the north called Yoitsu. A tender relationship has blossomed between the…

Spice and Wolf

Title: Spice and Wolf Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Thriller Rating: 8.2/10 Summary: Spice and Wolf’s story revolves around Kraft Lawrence, a twenty-five-year-old traveling merchant who peddles various goods from town to town to make a living in a stylized historical setting with European influences. His main goal in life is to gather enough money to start…

Black Lagoon

Title: Black Lagoon Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama Rating (season 1): 9/10 Rating (season 2): 9.2/10 Summary: The story follows a team of pirates/mercenaries known as Lagoon Company, who smuggle goods in and around the seas of Southeast Asia in the early 1990s. Their base of operations is located in the fictional city of Roanapur…

Omamori Himari

Title: Omamori Himari Genre: Action, Supernatural, Romance, Comedy Rating: 6.5/10 Summary: Seven years ago, Yuto Amakawa’s parents died in a car accident, leaving him alone without a single relative. Ever since then, his childhood friend, Rinko Kuzaki, has woken him up, cooked for him, and generally takes care of him. The only thing he has…

Kiddy Girl-AND

Title: Kiddy Girl-AND Genre: Science Fiction Rating: 8/10 Summary: Twenty-five years after Éclair and Lumière, (from the flagship Kiddy Grade series), rescued the galaxy from destruction’s doorstep, the GTO (Galactic Trade Organization), created after the defeat of the GOTT (Galactic Organization of Trade and Tariffs), act on behalf of universal peace by combating criminal activity….

Hanamaru Youchien

Title: Hanamaru Youchien Genre:Comedy, School Life Rating: 7.5/10 Summary: The story follows the life of a young kindergarten teacher Naozumi Tsuchida. He is inexperienced and the only guy kindergarten teacher in the school.  Naozumi struggles to keep his students happy, and get closer to one of his colleagues Nanako Yamamoto. When starting his first day…

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Title: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (Idiots, Tests, and Summoned Beings) Genre: Romance, Comedy, School, Fantasy Rating: 7.5/10 Summary: The story centers around Akihisa Yoshii, the “baka” of the title. His academy rigidly divides up the student body into classes based on the results of tests. The prodigies are in the A class with reclining…

Nodame Cantabile: Finale

Title: Nodame Cantabile: Finale Genre: Musical, Romance, Comedy Rating: 8.7/10 Summary: It’s Nodame’s third and final year at the Conservatoire de Paris. Her dedication to become a professional piano player and Chiaki’s consolidation in Europe are making their skills and experience flourish, but they also seem to be forging unfavorable consequences into their relationship. Forbidden…

Ookami Kakushi

Title: Ookami Kakushi Genre: Horror, Mystery, Drama, Psychological Rating: 5.5/10 Summary: A 15 year old boy, Hiroshi Kuzumi, has recently moved into a new town in the mountains. The town is separated into new and old streets by the river, and many mysterious local cultures still remain. Although confused and enjoying his new life, one…

Lucky☆Star

Title: Lucky☆Star Genre: Comedy, Slice of life Rating: 8/10 Summary: Portrays the lives of several school girls attending a Japanese high school with a very loose humor tone. The main heroine is Konata Izumi, an athletic and intelligent girl who, despite these attributes, is not in a sports club, and her grades remain low. Her…

So Ra No Wo To

Title: So Ra No Wo To (Sounds of the Skies) Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi Rating: 9.2/10 Summary: The plot revolves around a girl named Kanata Sorami. When she was all alone at a young age as a result of war, she found inspiration in a trumpeter she met. She decides to join…

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Title: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction Rating: 7/10 Summary: Academy City is a highly developed place in terms of technology. It is said to be 20 to 30 years ahead of the rest of the world. 80% of it’s 2.3 million residents are students. The focus of all studies here is…

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Title: Phantom Requiem Genre: Action, Drama Rating: 7.5/10 Summary: A spate of mafia assasinations occurs in America, the work of the mysterious organization named Inferno. “Phantom” is their most strongest and capable assassin, however a lone tourist witnesses Phantom’s latest act of murder. He unwittingly exposes the top assassin’s true identity, a young girl named…

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Title: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction Rating: 7.5/10 Summary: In their closed-off underground village, Kamina and Simon chafe at the limits imposed by the village elder. Yet all this will change, when Simon stumbles across a fantastic device – just as the village’s peace is broken by a violent…

Love Hina

Title: Love Hina Genre: Romance, Comedy, Harem Anime Rating: 6.5/10 Manga Rating: 9.5/10 Summary: Keitaro Urashima is determined to be accepted into Tokyo University, the hardest Japanese University of all to get into, because of a promise he made to a girl when he was young… a girl whose name he can’t even remember. After…