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…

Asura Cryin’

Title: Asura Cryin’ Genre: Fantasy, Mecha, Action Rating: 6.0/10 Summary: A semi-serious school action story revolving around the main protagonist, Tomoharu Natsume. He is haunted by his childhood friend, Misao Minakami, who became a ghost ever since he barely survived an airplane accident three years earlier. Tomoharu Natsume takes the opportunity to live on his own…

K-ON!

Title: K-ON! Genre: Comedy, Music, Slice of Life Rating: 7.5/10 Summary: It’s Yui Hirasawa’s first year in high school, and she’s eagerly searching for a club to join. At the same time, Ritsu Tainaka, a drummer, and her friend Mio Akiyama, a bassist, are desperately trying to save the school’s light music club, which is…

Hand Maid May

Title: Hand Maid May (HMM) Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction Rating: 7/10 Summary: Saotome Kazuya is a computer whiz. One day his friend Nanbara, threatens him with a computer virus. Trying to stop the virus, Kazuya ends up making a special order. May is a cyberdoll that arrives at his door a few minutes…

Kaleido Star

Title: Kaleido Star Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy Rating: 9.5/10 Summary: Sora, a young girl from Japan, comes to America in search of her dream. She wants, with all her heart, to be a member of the famous Kaleido Stage, a combination of musicals, acrobatics and magical effects. With the help of her friends, she struggles…

Air Gear

Title: Air Gear Genre: Action, Comedy, Sports Manga Rating: 7/10 Anime Rating: 8/10 Summary: Minami “Ikki” Itsuki, is a student and a delinquent. Also known as the “Unbeatable Babyface,” Ikki is the leader of the youth gang by the name of “East Side Gunz.” Upon his return home after being humiliated by a street gang…

Nodame Cantabile

Title: Nodame Cantabile Genre: Musical, Romance, Comedy Rating: 8.4/10 Summary: Megumi Noda, or “Nodame” is a piano student at Momogaoka College of Music. An extremely talented pianist who wants to be a preschool teacher, she prefers playing by ear rather than reading the music score. She is messy and disorganized, takes baths several days apart…

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Title: Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Genre: Comedy, Supernatural, Psychological Rating (season 1): 8/10 Rating (season 2): 5/10 Summary: On the first day of high school a beautiful girl named Haruhi Suzumiya introduces herself as having “no interest in ordinary humans”. She asks for any aliens, time travelers, sliders or espers to join her. Watching her…

First Look: Kiddy Girl-AND

Title: Kiddy Girl-and Genre: Science Fiction 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. Their special…

FLCL (Furi Kuri)

Title: FLCL (Furi Kuri) Genre: Science fiction, Action, Comedy Rating: 9/10 Summary: Naota’s life is confined to going to school and living with his father and grandfather. The usually boring life in Mabase is rudely interrupted by the arrival of Haruko Haruhara, who bursts on the scene by running Naota over with her Vespa ,…

Clannad

Title: Clannad Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance Rating: 8.9/10 Summary: Tomoya Okazaki is a third year high school student resentful of his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and gambling. This results in fights between the two until Tomoya’s shoulder is injured…

Kämpfer

Title: Kämpfer Genre: Action, Romance, Comedy Rating: 6/10 Summary: The plot revolves around Natsuru Senō, a normal high school boy with blue hair. One day he wakes up to find himself turned into a girl. A stuffed tiger “Harakiri Tora” comes to life and tells him to fight as a female psychic fighter “Kämpfer”. Having…