Touhou
Jul20

Touhou

Happily Ever After 07-20-2014 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 2560×1600 (widescreen 16:10) 2560×1440 (HD 16:9) Got bored, wanted to do a quick wallpaper....

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Kill la Kill
Apr09

Kill la Kill

Episodes 24 Episodes Review In the search for her father’s killer, Ryuuko Matoi enrolls into Honnouji Academy – a high school governed by fear by the student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin. Satsuki claims to know the identity of the woman who killed Ryuuko’s father and wields the other half of the giant pair of scissors which Ryuuko carries around. Because I knew the people that brought us Gurren Lagann was...

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NEW Wallpaper Resolutions
Mar14

NEW Wallpaper Resolutions

Computer monitors are getting bigger and bigger. I’ve been creating my wallpapers in 2560px width for years now, but finally decided to post that width in Widescreen and HD resolutions. Enjoy the new resolutions: 2560×1600 (Widescreen 16:10) 2560×1440 (HD 16:9) As always, I post them in the largest resolutions for your monitors to adjust on their own. I’m way too lazy to resize a single resolution over and over...

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Titanfall
Mar14

Titanfall

Titanfall 03-14-2014 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 2560×1600 (widescreen 16:10) 2560×1440 (HD 16:9) So after playing the game for a bit, I decided to make a wallpaper. I’ve always wanted to do a J.J. Abrams lens flare wallpaper. This was the perfect time. A big thanks to my husband (visit his site here) for the help on the intense lighting on the mech in the later process of this wallpaper....

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The Art of Selfies
Mar03

The Art of Selfies

So lately my INSTAGRAM reached over 30,000 followers – many of which enjoy my gallery for its interesting photos regarding my hobbies and outfits. Today I’ll give you pointers on how to have a great looking gallery to help you gain more followers on Instagram as well… 1. This Isn’t Twitter and You’re Not That Famous Harsh words, but hear me out. When I first joined Instagram, I immediately noticed the...

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Haruaki Fuyuno
Mar01

Haruaki Fuyuno

Candy Rhythm 03-01-2014 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 2560×1440 (HD 16:9) This is the result of eating a crayon box and vomiting. I have no idea what I was thinking as I was listening to KPop and Daft Punk songs…...

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Thanks for 30,000!
Mar01

Thanks for 30,000!

This has nothing to do with this site, but recently I’ve reached 30,000 followers on INSTAGRAM. What does this mean? Absolutely nothing, except that maybe I’m more active in the selfie department at the moment. My anime viewing has greatly decreased over the years as age and jadedness for many genres has settled in. (Breaking Bad really set a new standard for story-telling.) Even so, I hope that you all can follow me on my...

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KEI
Feb03

KEI

REFLECTION 02-03-2014 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 2560×1440 (HD 16:9) Just a quick wallpaper to fill the site’s lack of updates. I’ve always liked KEI’s...

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Eden of the East
Dec15

Eden of the East

Episodes 11 Episodes and 2 movies Review During her college graduation trip to Washington D.C., Saki Morimi finds herself being saved from trouble by a naked young man with amnesia, holding nothing but a cellphone and a gun. The two flee to Japan just as the eleventh missile of the “Careless Monday” terrorist attacks strikes Japan, killing people for the first time. The young man (who calls himself Akira Takizawa when...

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Tweaks Here and There
Nov17

Tweaks Here and There

Howdy folks! So I’ve made minor tweaks to the menus here and there. It was bothering me that the site’s non-category links were thrown at the bottom and not visible in the mobile versions of the site, so I’ve shifted things around a bit. Now there’s a “MORE…” link for you to access the other pages from the top of the site. I’ve also been more active in the blogging portion of this site,...

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Metal Gear Rising
Nov17

Metal Gear Rising

Rising 11-17-2013 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 2560×1440 (HD 16:9) Wanted to try out my new BREAKDOWN BRUSHES with a quick wallpaper. It makes a pretty decent texture. F.Y.I. This game sucked and I didn’t even bother finishing it, but there’s no denying that Raiden is...

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Fashion Post #2 – How I Make My Face (My Makeup Routine)
Nov09

Fashion Post #2 – How I Make My Face (My Makeup Routine)

Makeup is a double-edged sword. People say they prefer natural beauty, but “no makeup” photos of celebrities always shock people and bring on negative feedback. Suddenly people are flabbergasted from the fact that females have flaws on their skin. Blame the media. When I was in High School/college, the only makeup I wore was eyeliner. I’d only apply it under my eyes – a thick black line, like most rocker/emo...

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30 Day Movie Challenge – In One Day
Nov06

30 Day Movie Challenge – In One Day

You know the drill. I’m too lazy to do this stuff on an Instagram or Tumblr over the course of a month, so here it is all in one day and one post. BEGIN!   Day 1 – Your favorite movie. Shit the first one starts off with a hard one… Um, I really don’t have a favorite movie, but if there is one that I could watch again and again without hating it would be something like The Matrix (not its sequels) or Fight...

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Breakdown
Nov01

Breakdown

8 Abstract Breakdown Brushes for Adobe Photoshop 7.0+. They’re pretty big so not limited to small graphics. Inspired by broken glass and molecular structures… Enjoy. Download...

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Welcome to The Forgotten Lair Version 18
Oct26

Welcome to The Forgotten Lair Version 18

*checks watch* It’s been only 4 days right? I said this update would take a week, but did it in 4 days… Before I go collapse from exhaustion and lack of sleep, let me give you the tour. If you look at the very top, you will see an assortment of anime characters. If you have dual monitors and stretch your browsers across two screens, you will see that more characters show up. To those who do not have dual screens or simply...

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The Law of Ueki
Oct26

The Law of Ueki

Episodes 51 Review A student of the Hinokuni Junior High School named Kousuke Ueki is picked by a God Candidate, Koba-sen, to participate in a competition where people battle to become God. With the ability to turn garbage into trees, Kousuke battles against other junior high school students and many personal challenges. This series was both hilarious and intriguing. The entire premise of turning garbage into trees sounds really...

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Kino’s Journey
Oct26

Kino’s Journey

Episodes 13 Review Kino is a young adventurer who rides a talking motorcycle named Hermes. Spending only three days in each location, the two discover different people and cultures along their journey. This series has such an amazing way of subtly commenting on social aspects of society and human nature. An intelligent and surprisingly dark comment at times, this series leaves you wanting more than what was delivered. Rating...

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New Projects
Oct20

New Projects

I know I haven’t been doing a good job keeping up with the site’s content, but hear me out… THIS SHIT IS FREE. Okay, now that we’ve gotten past that, lets move on. If you look at the updates (via Facebook, Twitter, or the side panel to the right) you’ll see that I’ve started writing blog entries related to fashion. This is due to the massive amount of questions I get regarding where I get my...

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Fashion Post #1 – Because You People Keep Asking…
Oct19

Fashion Post #1 – Because You People Keep Asking…

For almost a year, I’ve been posting pictures of myself on Instagram for the world to see. I’ve been getting a lot of questions on where I get my clothes, to the point I contemplated on starting a fashion blog. But then I realized something… I own a website with a blogging section that has not been updated in almost a year. TIME TO BLOG! So to get a better picture on the clothes I wear, here are some Instagram...

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Attack on Titan
Oct02

Attack on Titan

Episodes 25 Review In a world where giant human-devouring beings called Titans nearly wiped out the human race, humanity has found peace within their walled cities for a century. A boy named Eren Jaeger, his foster sister Mikasa Ackerman and their friend Armin Arlelt dream of exploring outside the walls one day, even joining the Survey Corps to see the outside world. However their world and peaceful reality comes crashing down when a...

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Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club
Oct01

Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club

Episodes 12 Review Haruka Nanase, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki and Rin Matsuoka were all classmates and swimming teammates in elementary school, but then parted ways. Years later after studying abroad in hopes to compete in the Olympics, Rin returns and challenges Haruka to a race. Unsatisfied with Haruka’s defeat outside his peak physical state, Rin continues to train in a rivaling high school swim team. Meanwhile, Haruka,...

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Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club
Oct01

Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club

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Huke
Sep28

Huke

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 09-28-2013 2560×1440 (HD 16:9) Was in a walling mood and fiddled around with a scan. Ever seen the movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang? Robert Downey, Jr. and Val Kilmer are in it. Good stuff. Sorry only one resolution because any cropping would cut out the character. (Like the thumbnail is doing…) Candy-Wrapped Gunner 09-09-2009 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen...

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Brothers Conflict
Sep25

Brothers Conflict

Episodes 12 Review After her father remarries, Ema Hinata acquires 13 step-brothers. Some of the boys find themselves falling for her, fighting each other in the process. Let the awkward glances, romance and close friendships begin. Not much to say about a show aimed specifically to make the hearts of girls melt. I could go on about how unrealistic everything is, how wrong everything is, but that would just make me seem like a hater...

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Final Fantasy VII
Sep24

Final Fantasy VII

Hero 09-24-2013 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 2560×1440 (HD 16:9) My boyfriend and I started this wallpaper collaboration on October, 2010 after I had finished the Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core game. I became so moved by the game’s ending that I wanted to wall it. However we lost steam during the work in progress and it was stored away for years. While browsing...

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Happy Birthday To Me. Again?
Sep15

Happy Birthday To Me. Again?

Crap. Well, it’s that time of year again… When I officially grow a year older, mutter something about how no one cares after you’re 21 and then move on with my life. Whoopdeedoo. Ten years ago, I had just graduated High School. ONLY TEN YEARS AGO…

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Fan Expo Canada 2013
Aug10

Fan Expo Canada 2013

Hey guys, I’ll be at the Fan Expo this year on the 22nd of August, dressed like so… If you bump into me, say hi. As always, follow my Instagram for more pictures of me on my free time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for updates on my site, my life and all news in general. See you at the Fan Expo… Maybe?...

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Now Live Streaming On Twitch.TV
Jul10

Now Live Streaming On Twitch.TV

Want to see me play games LIVE with the cameras on? Visit me at twitch.tv/tfldesign or watch below when I’m live! You may even chat with me while I’m playing. Simply sign into Twitch.Tv (free) and join the conversation while I rage at my screen. Join the fun! Please subscribe to my channel if you wish to see more of my live streams in the future. As always, follow me on Twitter or Facebook for all my latest updates and...

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Attack on Titan
Jun28

Attack on Titan

The Hunted 06-28-2013 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 2560×1440 (HD 16:9) Combined two scans together to recreate a scene where all of them are taking on the Colossal Titan. There aren’t a lot of Attack on Titan wallpapers out there, so I figured I’d make one… I had to practically recreate Mikasa’s entire...

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I’m Back. I Think?
Jun25

I’m Back. I Think?

Hello all, it’s been a while. First, I’d like to thank those of you who sent lovely blessings towards my recent marriage. Yes I’m married now and feeling older than ever. Some pictures from my awesome geeky wedding will eventually be leaked out, which you will find via my Instagram images. I like to update at least once a week there, so do follow me if you want to see what toys I play with, how I dress and what other...

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Final Fantasy XV
Jun25

Final Fantasy XV

EVANESCENCE 06-25-2013 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 1920×1080 (HD 16:9) A quick wallpaper after months of inactivity to celebrate the much anticipated confirmation of Final Fantasy Versus XIII – now confirmed as Final Fantasy...

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Summer Wars
May08

Summer Wars

Episodes Movie Review Kenji Koiso is an eleventh grade math genius that is asked by his upperclassmen Natsuki Shinohara, to pose as her boyfriend at her family home during the summer. There Kenji meets the proud and ancient Jinnouchi clan, whom have all gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of their spunky grandmother and head of the family. During his stay at the family home, he receives a mysterious math problem and attempts to...

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Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
May08

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Episodes Movie Review 117 minutes of tears, joy, fuzzy feelings and cute wolf children. Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children) is a story of motherhood. More specifically, a young woman’s journey from a short fairy-tale romance with a werewolf to the harsh realities of raising children as a single mother. How will she care for two half-human children and what paths will her children take as they grow? Should they be raised...

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I’m Getting MARRIED
Mar10

I’m Getting MARRIED

Wondering why I’ve been away from the graphics department for so long? See the title… So yes, some of you may or may not know, but I’ve been engaged a few months now and will be getting married in June. Meaning I’m planning stuff NOW. As a hardcore geek that respects tradition, I will be having the traditional Chinese Wedding… With cosplay and geek decorations. Basically I’m trying to decide whether...

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Scrapped Princess
Mar05

Scrapped Princess

Episodes 24 Review Fifteen year old princess Pacifica Casull is the most feared and hated person by the followers of the God Mauser, as the 5111th Grendel Prophecy predicts that she is the “poison that will destroy the world.” Known as the “Scrapped Princess,” she was abandoned and left to die at birth only to be saved by the commoner Casull family. Her foster siblings Shannon (brother), a swordsman, and Raquel...

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The Forgotten Lair Project Updates for 2013!
Feb07

The Forgotten Lair Project Updates for 2013!

Phoenix is going to try harder to connect with her fans and supporters. How does a more active YouTube channel sound? Live streaming of her playing games on Twitch.tv? Find out more in this video! (Phoenix is narrating in third person.)   Facebook Twitter Tumblr Instagram Twitch.TV...

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30 Day Anime Challenge – In One Day
Jan08

30 Day Anime Challenge – In One Day

Everyone and their mother has been doing a 30 Day challenge of some sort. To make a month’s answers go by faster, here they all are, in one list. Let’s begin! Day 1 – Very first anime. Probably Doreamon. I was probably a toddler and didn’t even know it was anime, but by the time I was 5, I was singing along the theme song (in Chinese).   Day 2 – Favorite anime you’ve watched so far. My favorite anime...

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Another Year Gone By, Another Missed Birthday…
Jan05

Another Year Gone By, Another Missed Birthday…

Every year for the past five years I’ve almost always forgotten about this site’s birthday… On December 29, 2012 – this site turned NINE YEARS OLD… Holy smokes… I’ve been running this site for almost a decade now. Looking back, I see the growth and achievements this site has achieved. I, as a designer and webmaster have learned a lot and met a lot of people. Working on this site and its...

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K
Jan05

K

Episodes 13 Review When a video of the murder of a Red Clansman is broadcasted for the world to see, rivaling clans begin to clash in search for the one responsible: The self-proclaimed “Colorless King.” Yashiro Isana, a student of Ashinaka High School finds himself in the middle of the feud and the target of the Red Clan HOMRA. He greatly resembles the the murderer in the video, but to prove his innocence he must first...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dec23

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Just wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Sorry I haven’t been as active with the graphics lately, but if you’ve been following me on any social media, you’d see that I’m very active there. Be sure to check them out. (All links on the right.) Please visit my new affiliate, Anime Render, one of the largest anime render site and community. They’re spiffeh....

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Sword Art Online
Dec06

Sword Art Online

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Created Instagram Account
Nov07

Created Instagram Account

It’s been a while and some updates other than Anime Reviews will be coming out slowly. Meanwhile I’ve created an Instagram account so you can follow me there if you want to see sepia colored images of me, my face and other things I’m too lazy to photoshop on the go… As a graphic designer, I am facepalming myself as I write this. That is all… =___=   FOLLOW MY INSTAGRAM @ tfldesign  ...

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Vampire Knight
Oct30

Vampire Knight

Episodes 26 Review Yuki Cross is the adopted daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy, a school consisting of the Day and Night Class. The Night Class is attended by the vampire race and led by Kaname, a vampire with an infatuation with Yuki. Zero Kiryu, a childhood friend of Yuki is determined to protect her from Kaname, who fuels his hate for vampires. However something draws Yuki to Kaname – a distant memory of her past...

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Kimikiss pure rouge
Oct11

Kimikiss pure rouge

Episodes 24 Review Kouichi Sanada and Kazuki Aihara’s childhood friend Mao Mizusawa has returned after living in France for several years. To Kouichi’s surprise, his mother has agreed to let Mao stay with them, allowing Mao to take Kouichi’s room. With the help of Mao’s enthusiasm, Kouichi and Kazuki are able to express their feelings for the girls they are in love with. However unbeknownst to them all, Mao is...

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Aya Kato
Oct01

Aya Kato

Concordia Discors 06-07-2010 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) This was the Wildcard for the MT Knockout Round 3 The title of this translates to “Discordant Harmony.” When I first saw the scan, I thought it was “strangely beautiful” and one of those things where you’d either love it or hate it – there is no in between. So I thought my wallpaper should produce the same effect. This round was a sudden...

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So I’m Engaged Now…
Sep09

So I’m Engaged Now…

Yep. That’s the news I’ve been keeping for a few weeks. So what does this mean? Absolutely nothing has changed. I just have a rock on my finger and people ask me a lot of questions. That’s about it. In other news, if you haven’t been following me on Facebook or Tumblr, then you’re seriously missing out on some fun VS Posts. If you follow me on Tumblr, you’d find even more fun posts from me, as I...

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Ghost in the Shell
Aug28

Ghost in the Shell

Artificial Vertigo 08-01-2008 1440×900 (widescreen 16:10) This was made originally as a gift for a friend, back in 2008. Therefore there is only one resolution. :/ ANONYMOUS BAY 11-04-2005 1600×1200 (normal 4:3) 1024×768 (normal 4:3) 1280×1024 (square 5:4) I wanted to practice on my crummy vectoring so this wall is the first real vector. I tried to make it humorous with the magazine idea and the nosebleeds....

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Trinity Blood
Aug27

Trinity Blood

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Tiger & Bunny
Aug20

Tiger & Bunny

Episodes 25 Review Sternbild City is the setting to a popular program called “Hero TV,” where individuals with super powers called “Next” are the stars. They are heroes that wear sponsor logos and collect points toward their rankings, for the purpose of entertaining the viewers while saving the city. A veteran hero named Wild Tiger, who has been dropping in ranks is suddenly paired up to work with a new rookie...

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NIL
Aug09

NIL

SYSTEM ANOMALY 08-09-2012 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 1920×1080 (HD 16:9) Another quick wallpaper, because I can. The image looked suspiciously like redjuice work, so that was…...

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Phi Brain: Puzzle of God
Jul29

Phi Brain: Puzzle of God

Episodes 25 Review “Kaito Daimon is a brilliant 16-year-old teenager who loves to solve puzzles. He acquires an enigmatic item called the Armband of Orpheus that allows him to fully utilize his brain, but that consequentially drains him completely. Currently attending Root Academy as an honor student, he is invited by the school principal to confront a secret organization named POG that creates deadly Sage Puzzles to protect...

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Can This Be?
Jul28

Can This Be?

First, I’d like to announce minor changes to the Wallpaper and Avatar sections. If you look at the either section, you will notice that now there is a number next to each Anime title, telling you how many avatars or wallpapers you will see inside. I don’t know why I never thought of putting it there. Perhaps I was lazy. The Forgotten Lair – ALWAYS IMPROVING! **** JUST ADDED A SCROLL TO TOP BUTTON ON LOWER RIGHT SIDE...

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Hyouka
Jul22

Hyouka

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My Tumblr Experience…
Jul21

My Tumblr Experience…

So last week I joined Tumblr, in the attempt to cure my boredom and perhaps promote this website a bit more. I realize now that the original fanbase of this website has gotten older, some moving further from Anime and such. It pains me to say this, but it’s a dying thing amongst people in my age group. We still love Anime in our hearts, but are too busy or find this generation of Anime to pander too much to fanservice with bad...

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Creating “RENEGADE”
Jul14

Creating “RENEGADE”

Here is an HD Video Tutorial for you to view. Please note several things before watching… 1. You must know the Layer Mask Tutorial to understand use of Layer Masks. 2. You must know what Blending Options are. You can see uses of it in my Blending Stock Images Tutorial. 3. You should know how I blend colors with Glow and Monotone Effect Tutorial. 4. VIEW THE VIDEO FULL SCREEN!     NOTES ON VIDEO - Wallpaper was made...

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I’m Now On Tumblr
Jul10

I’m Now On Tumblr

Okay so I finally caved. Basically for a few weeks I’ve been meaning to update but never found the time… Mostly because I want to submit something meaningful and not fully half-assed. Mostly a wallpaper. You guys know those can take MONTHS. It sucks to have standards sometimes…   Anyway you can find my Tumblr here. http://tfldesign.tumblr.com/   Go follow it if you want to read how I think when I’m...

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Dexter
Jul10

Dexter

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Another Missed Birthday
Jun12

Another Missed Birthday

Fear not. You didn’t miss my birthday. I probably won’t want to announce my birthdays anymore, anyhow, due to the fact that I’m reaching that unspeakable age that begins with a three and ends with a zero… That’s right, three hundred. The birthday the title mentions is actually the site design’s birthday. This layout has been up for a little over a year now. And you know what? I’m going to keep...

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My Gaming Addiction
Jun12

My Gaming Addiction

If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard from me, it’s because I’ve been busy with life and gaming. Mostly life, but the three hours I have left on most weekdays goes to gaming. It used to be StarCraft II and Mass Effect’s Multiplayer, but lately I’ve found myself addicted to something else… Diablo 3′s auction house. I told myself I wouldn’t play the game when it first came out,...

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Read or Die
May18

Read or Die

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Mass Effect
May02

Mass Effect

Fuckin’ Reapers 05-02-2012 1920×1080 (HDl 16:9) Bored. Wanted to make something. Fruity colors. Fuckin’ Reapers… Ending makes me so angry… One resolution only because I just don’t care… P.S. The thumbnail cuts off the full HD width of actual...

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Back From The East
Apr14

Back From The East

Well I’m back. Tokyo and Taiwan were fun. If you follow me on Facebook (and you should), then you’d have followed my adventure via the photos I uploaded. Be sure to check them out through the album I posted on the page. I got to see Mt. Fuji, visit temples, shop in Shibuya, ride the subways and walk around Shinjuku during the beautiful blossoming of sakura trees. Another season of Anime has arrived and I’ve yet to...

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Last Exile -Ginyoku no Fam-
Apr14

Last Exile -Ginyoku no Fam-

Episodes 23 Review Fam Fan Fan is a young and highly enthusiastic female sky pirate with the dream to fly in the Grand Race that once brought together all the nations. Unfortunately her world has been torn by war since the Ades Federation decided to annex all other nations in the intent to unite and rule all under their young and manipulated Empress. Fam and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of the war when they save two...

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Journey To The East
Mar27

Journey To The East

So I will be away until April 12th on vacation. I will be visiting Taiwan, Japan and maybe Thailand. Camera? Check. Tourist outfit? Check. Empty suitcase inside a suitcase to be filled with goodies? Check. I’ll be checking the site from time to time but won’t be posting any new content until I’m back – unless something amazing happens and I need to blog about it. I’ll be sure to take pictures. If anyone...

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Guilty Crown
Mar24

Guilty Crown

Episodes 22 Review After the events of “Lost Christmas,” an alien virus outbreak that occurred in Japan ten years ago, its citizens find itself under the oppressive rule of GHQ to “contain” the situation. When a quiet and indecisive high school student named Shu Ouma encounters the stoic and beautiful singer named Inori, he finds himself involved in the resistant group called Funeral Parlor. Led by Gai...

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My Thoughts on Mass Effect
Mar14

My Thoughts on Mass Effect

Before you continue any further, let it be known that this entire blog entry will contain SPOILERS. Do not read any content below and then cry that I spoiled it for you. And if you haven’t played the game or finished the game yet, chances are you already know some of the endings, because it has outraged the gaming community so much that it echoed into your ears. First off, I’d like to note that unlike 99% of the community,...

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Mass Effect
Mar14

Mass Effect

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The Mass Effect
Mar09

The Mass Effect

So it’s a week before my move to another country and I haven’t packed yet… I have a good excuse though. 1. I work. 2. Mass Effect 3 is out and I play as a female Commander Shepard that has stayed loyal to my boy toy Kaidan since the first game… So I’ve got more sexy time important things to do. Anyway, if I’m MIA for the next week or two, it’s because I’m setting up my computer, on the...

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One Piece
Mar03

One Piece

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The Future of TFL Design – In Your Hands!
Feb25

The Future of TFL Design – In Your Hands!

Firstly, a special thanks to Shogo for his donation to TFL Design – keeping the tradition that I receive donations for this site every two years. In light of this, I figure I’d make the bi-yearly announcement asking for donations to keep this site alive for years to come. If you all would care to know, a life changing turn of events is happening for me. I am moving to Canada and starting a new chapter of life there. Things...

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Vocaloid
Feb15

Vocaloid

effortless 02-15-2012 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 1920×1080 (HD 16:9) This wall originally wasn’t even of this series. Instead of scrapping the entire background I had made, I blended another scan into it. Hurray for laziness. KOKORO 07-11-2011 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 1920×1080 (HD 16:9)...

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redjuice
Feb11

redjuice

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Then and Now
Jan30

Then and Now

Here’s a treat! My first “Video Blog” – because I’m too lazy to write. Note that this was done at 2:30AM on a work night and I was trying to keep my voice down. Insomnia – Hoorah!     If I have time, one day I will present a full timeline of all my works to date… Or one that will highlights the work that matter, anyway… Remember kids. It’s okay to start off sucking. We...

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Vampire Knight
Jan29

Vampire Knight

Temptation 01-29-2012 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 1920×1080 (HD 16:9) For the most part, I liked the original scan the way it was. Just a slight color and blend job....

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Facebook Covers Now Available
Jan19

Facebook Covers Now Available

Available ONLY on FACEBOOK. So I had asked about 24 hours ago, if you guys would like TFL Design to create some Facebook Covers for your profiles. A handful of you answered within that time, so I assumed that handful stood for the majority of the 700+ fans… Anyway, you can now find some sweet Anime Profile Covers exclusively on the FACEBOOK PAGE. They’re in one of the Photo Albums. Why there instead of here? Well remember...

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Blue Exorcist
Jan13

Blue Exorcist

Episodes 25 Review There are two dimensions that mirror each other – the human world Assiah and the demon world of Gehenna. The only way demons can cross over to the other world is if they possess a human or animal in Assiah. The strongest demon of all, Satan, is too powerful for any human vessel to carry, so he impregnates a human woman, who bears twin sons. The mother dies shortly after giving birth to her sons, so a powerful...

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Rain
Jan07

Rain

5 Rain Brushes for Adobe Photoshop 7.0+. They’re pretty big so not limited to small graphics. Enjoy. Download...

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2NE1
Jan05

2NE1

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Trinity Blood
Dec20

Trinity Blood

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Black Rock Shooter
Dec18

Black Rock Shooter

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Loveless Calendar
Dec17

Loveless Calendar

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Stained Glass
Dec11

Stained Glass

Here is an HD Video Tutorial for you to view. Please note that before watching, you must know the Layer Mask Tutorial to understand use of Layer Masks.     NOTES ON VIDEO - The key to hit on a PC to merge the top layer into the bottom layer is the ALT key. Hold that while left clicking in between the two layers. (On a Mac it’s the OPTION key.) - Remember that unlike the video, you can carefully cut out the glass around...

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Happy 8th Birthday TFL Design
Dec10

Happy 8th Birthday TFL Design

I created The Forgotten Lair graphics site 8 years ago on December 29, 2003. It was originally for Neopets Guild members to acquire the layout designs I was making. Shortly after, I made it public to everyone on the interwebs – all on Freewebs hosting. Let’s just say TFL Design has grown a LOT since then. Just an early notice to myself and you all that the site’s birthday is coming up, since most of us will be more...

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Why Being A Geek Is Cool Now
Dec03

Why Being A Geek Is Cool Now

I was born in the mid 80′s. That means I probably didn’t watch the signature 80′s movies that everyone knows about, until their reruns in the 90′s. And if there was anything I’d learned from the late 80′s-90′s films, it was that being a geek or nerd was looked down upon and made you a target for some jock, who also happens to be a borderline homicidal maniac. Because nothing enrages jocks like...

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Guilty Crown
Nov26

Guilty Crown

The Muse 11-26-2011 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 1920×1080 (HD 16:9) Just a quick wallpaper to capitalize on the popularity of this series. If you watch the opening theme and first episode of this series, you’d understand the reference for my choice in background design. Euterpe 11-09-2011 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200...

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Guilty Crown
Nov12

Guilty Crown

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2012 Afilliation Open
Nov02

2012 Afilliation Open

Affiliations for the coming new year are now open. Please visit the Affiliation Page for all the rules and details. Blargh, I’ve been working on a project lately so expect to see graphic updates soon. I’ve also been secretly updating the Anime Reviews and perhaps if you guys ask nicely, I’ll write or record a nice tutorial some time soon. Until then, look forward to some funny updates I will be making, perhaps later...

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Fullmetal Alchemist
Oct18

Fullmetal Alchemist

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Rated R Portfolio
Oct14

Rated R Portfolio

Well I’m here to advertise Andy’s new portfolio makeover. You can visit his portfolio site at artofthisguy. Did I mention it has a lot of nudity? artofthisguy artofthisguy artofthisguy Andy is currently making an effort to draw/paint digitally once a day. He needs ideas on what to draw so he is currently taking requests. You may comment to this post on what he should draw, or just request it on a post in his portfolio....

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Dantalian no Shoka
Oct02

Dantalian no Shoka

Episodes 12 Review Hugh Anthony Disward inherits an old mansion and a personal library from his grandfather and finds a young, mysterious girl named Dalian in the basement. She is a Dantalian and a gateway to a library in another dimension, which stores Phantom Books – books with demon powers. Dalian makes “Huey” her KeyKeeper and together they go on many adventures in search of Phantom Books that are being misused...

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Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%
Oct01

Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%

Episodes 13 Review Nanami Haruka wants to be a composer and enrolls into a school that specializes in creating idols and composers. The school has the finest equipment and all the teachers are idols, themselves. Haruka is overwhelmed at first, but finds herself befriending six beautiful men that were all inspired and encouraged by her. Who will she choose to be her partner to sing her song in the graduation debut? Shoujo series are...

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Infinite Stratos
Oct01

Infinite Stratos

Episodes 12 Review In a world where only females can pilot a mechanized exoskeleton system named Infinite Stratos, Ichika Orimura is the only male in the world capable of being compatible with an IS. He is enrolled into a school that specializes in training IS pilots, where of course, he is the only male. Enter the usual harem story… Stupid show. I’ll say it up front. Stupid show. Not once was it explained WHY only females...

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Tutorial Comments Activated
Sep25

Tutorial Comments Activated

So I’ve added the ability to comment in the tutorial sections now. I figured people would have questions or comments on those parts specifically. Check out my LATEST TUTORIAL, featuring how I did my “defiance” (Grimmjow Wallpaper) and ask questions if you want. The videos I make are short so I rush a lot and say all the wrong things. It takes me 5-10 takes and I get sick of repeating myself after a while and just...

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Creating “defiance”
Sep24

Creating “defiance”

Here is an HD Video Tutorial for you to view. Please note several things before watching… 1. You must know the Layer Mask Tutorial to understand use of Layer Masks. 2. You must know what Blending Options are. You can see uses of it in my Blending Stock Images Tutorial. 3. You should know how I blend colors with Glow and Monotone Effect Tutorial. 4. VIEW THE VIDEO FULL SCREEN!     NOTES ON VIDEO - Wallpaper was made...

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GLEE
Sep21

GLEE

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So You Want to be a Freelancer…
Sep20

So You Want to be a Freelancer…

I just turned 25, meaning every year after this one can be rounded up to 30. I’m about THIRTY years old… How can this be happening? I remember my golden years in High School as if it were yesterday… Where was I? What have I been doing? Wait, does this mean I have to worry about baby diapers and a midlife crisis soon? Looking back, I can say I would have changed a few actions in my life. I was young, a tad...

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And Then There Will Be Cake…
Sep16

And Then There Will Be Cake…

Howdy! I just turned 25 today. Aaaand now my life goes downhill from here… Fall is here and so all you kids will be going back to school. Work is same old routine for me. I am currently working on a few website and graphic projects, so don’t you worry. I’m also still watching Anime and reading Mangas, so don’t worry about that either. (What’s to worry?) All I ask is for a little patience and to thank...

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Angel Beats!
Aug31

Angel Beats!

Episodes 13 Review After discovering he has died and is now in a world of a High School setting, Yuzuru Otonashi joins the Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront), in the attempt to regain his memory. Those who are in Battlefront are rebelling against God and use weapons to constantly battle Angel – a fellow student with super natural powers. Otonashi tries to find his place in this world and slowly learns of the past lives...

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Sword of the Stranger
Aug31

Sword of the Stranger

Episodes Movie Review The story isn’t particularly unique, but the animation is superb. If you want a movie to watch cool fights with swords, spears, and projectiles, definitely check this movie out. “Hunted by the Mings from China, young Kotaro and his dog meet a nameless samurai (“Nanashi”) who is constantly being haunted by dreams of the past which lead him to seal his sword. Among the Mings is a fiercesome...

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To Asian Drama or not to Asian Drama?
Aug20

To Asian Drama or not to Asian Drama?

Are you following me on Facebook and/or Twitter? Well are you? Because I give my most recent updates on those social networks and I can share info not posted on this site. (Like what I’m eating or what new video I think you should watch.) Since this site no longer offers MP3s, I can only show you my latest Asian music additions via Youtube. I’ve been tweeting and posting them on the Facebook Page. Follow me by Liking my...

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Asian Commercial Invasion
Aug16

Asian Commercial Invasion

Is it me or am I seeing more Asians being featured in commercials? I live in NYC, so this is based on what I see on TV and online commercials. This should be a great thing right? It’s like when they started showing more African Americans in family settings with beautiful houses in the suburbs. You know, when commercials started being less “White” and didn’t have just one awkward minority with their thumbs up in...

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You’ve Lost Your Passion!
Aug15

You’ve Lost Your Passion!

The title is from a Tastosis Starcraft cast about how they’ve lost their passion for the game and my discussion with Andy on how I’ve lost passion for creating more creative wallpapers. First off, fuck off, I’ve got shit to do now, ‘mkay? (It’s called a job.) And secondly, I’ve lost my rage. Most of my earlier works were due to my inner turmoil and now that I’m at peace, my works are just too...

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How to apply Brushes and Text
Aug14

How to apply Brushes and Text

One thing I’ve noticed with novice users of Photoshop and Photoshop brushes is that people tend to feel the need to fill up every available space on a piece. Especiall if they feel the focus of the piece is too small or happens to be centered. Keep this in mind – Negative space is GOOD. It gives a focus point and prevents your piece from looking like a ball of mess. I will be using Wallpapers from AnimePaper.net as...

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Magna Carta
Aug08

Magna Carta

Einhänder 08-08-2011 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 1920×1080 (HD 16:9) Created this wallpaper with the influence of the 2011 Tron movie and Einhander, one of the coolest games I played on the Playstation. Its soundtrack inspired much of the look and feel of this piece. Due to the work put into the overall feel, this wallpaper only comes in widescreen and HD. I Know The Pieces Fit… 07-15-2006 1600×1200 (normal 4:3)...

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500×500 Texture
Jul30

500×500 Texture

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High School of the Dead
Jul28

High School of the Dead

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Holy Catch Phrases!
Jul23

Holy Catch Phrases!

Is it me or is the Anime franchise dying in North America? I don’t think the younger generations are watching as much Anime as I did when I was thirteen. Toonami no longer offers a lot of quality Animes anymore, especially not at reasonable times. It could be the fleeting times, bad economy, illegal downloading, or the overall lack of good Animes to watch nowadays. If it’s not full of preteen girls dancing around in short...

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My Sad Routine
Jul23

My Sad Routine

So for the longest time now, my excuse for not updating this site has been “Because I’m busy with work.” Prior to working full time, I had trouble imagining the inability to update a website at least once a week. I mean, how hard is it to make at least ONE avatar/icon, right? I used to update this site at least every other day with something. Well that was because I was unemployed or in school and didn’t have a...

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Desaturate Images
Jul17

Desaturate Images

Before reading this tutorial, you should first familiarize yourself with Layer Masks. Click here to read that tutorial first. Sometimes the images you work with are way to contrasted and you want that slight Film Noir feel. Here’s a simple tutorial on how to achieve that effect. First you start with your image:     Now create a new layer and fill it with black. Then set that layer to Hue. This should have turned...

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Needless
Jul17

Needless

Episodes 24 Review After the Third World War, Japan’s ground zero called the “Black Spot,” draws in individuals who have developed special powers. They are feared and hated by humans who named them the “Needless.” Within the Black Spot, the Needless fought amongst themselves to rule the area. The winner was a pharmaceutical company named Simeon that is led by a powerful Needless named Adam Arclight. A...

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Battlestar Galactica
Jul11

Battlestar Galactica

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It’s In The Frakkin Ship!
Jul11

It’s In The Frakkin Ship!

Click “Like” for updates on Facebook   Just thought I’d pop in a new front page news to show that I am indeed still alive. I’ve been adding new graphics and resources every once in a while, so stay connected via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS – for you tech savvy kids… Who actually uses RSS here anyway? Leave a reply and prove me wrong. So I’ve been busy at work, giving me little “me...

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If Anime Worlds Were Real…
Jun22

If Anime Worlds Were Real…

At one point or another, you Anime geeks have either cosplayed or fantasized about being an Anime character or live in the world of an Anime character. What would that mean exactly? Well according to mainstream Animes:   If you’re a girl, you’re probably useless. That’s right kiddies. If you’re a chick, you’re just there to cheer your male counterpart on, perhaps win his heart by bickering with a...

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Tastosis – Casting Archons
Jun07

Tastosis – Casting Archons

Most of you probably don’t play Starcraft 2 or know what the GSL is, so this blog post will be for me… And maybe two other people.     I love Tastosis. Who are they? They are Nick “Tasteless” Plott and Dan “Artosis” Stemkoski, the casting archons. Basically they are the English commentators for the Korean Starcraft tournaments. And their bromance is DELICIOUS… Between calling each...

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Nyan Koi!
May29

Nyan Koi!

Episodes 12 Review Junpei Kosaka is a second-year high school student who despises cats due to his allergy to them. It just so happens that his family loves cats and even has one named Nyamusasu. While walking home from school, Junpei kicks an empty can and unfortunately beheads the local neko-jizō-sama statue (guardian deity of cats). He is suddenly able to understand what cats are saying, and is informed that he has been cursed. If...

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My Thoughts On GLEE S2
May27

My Thoughts On GLEE S2

Well my boyfriend just bought me tickets to see Glee Live Tour, so you know I’m a fan. (Seriously? Hundred something for tickets? It’s more than Broadway tickets!) While the first season’s flow was somewhat consistent and easy on the brain, second season was full of horrible, horrible bumps. Overall I felt they tried to cram in too many songs for sales on iTunes and rushed certain things to make way for Emmy winners...

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Follow Me On Facebook
May27

Follow Me On Facebook

Want to be updated via Facebook? CLICK THE “LIKE” BUTTON BELOW TO JOIN THE FORGOTTEN LAIR’S FAN PAGE ON FACEBOOK!     Technically you’re following a part of me (TFL Design). Actual me still remains out of reach but I have posted pics of myself, if you haven’t already seen them on Flickr or MySpace. In any case, if you find it hard to keep up with the updates to this site, do follow the fan page...

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I’m still alive… And so are you…
May21

I’m still alive… And so are you…

Want to be updated via Facebook? CLICK THE “LIKE” BUTTON BELOW TO JOIN THE FORGOTTEN LAIR’S FAN PAGE ON FACEBOOK!     Finally updated the site with something larger than an icon. Check out my new wallpaper. Bring your sunglasses. I want to update the site’s tutorial section with another Video Tutorial. Comment on this post of what you’d like to learn from me. If it can be taught in under 5...

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Neon Genesis Evangelion
May21

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Silent Rouge 05-21-2011 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 1920×1080 (HD 16:9) Something quick and really, really bright… Assimilation/ Disintegration 07-31-2010 1920×1440 (normal 4:3) 1600×1280 (square 5:4) 1920×1200 (widescreen 16:10) 1920×1080 (HD 16:9) My Round 2 Immunity Challenge submission for 2010 AP Clash. The theme was “Old...

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How To Increase Traffic To Your Website
May09

How To Increase Traffic To Your Website

If you google the term “Anime Graphic” or “Anime Graphics,” this site is ranked either first or second. Usually the chances of a link being clicked after the first few decreases exponentially, unless the viewer has a lot of time to do research. How did I get the top spots? Here are some tips:   1. Is your site SEO friendly? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. The way your web pages gets tracked on...

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Spring… IT HURTS MY EYES!
May07

Spring… IT HURTS MY EYES!

At last! I recently finished Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 and let me tell you, the game is CRAZY good and addicting. I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in 2.5 weeks! Hurray for insomnia! I’d recommend the game to anyone that likes RPGs, FPS, and games with an awesome story. You get to create your own character and decide the fate of you and your crew as you attempt to save the universe from an ancient race of aliens...

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Speckle
May07

Speckle

10 Speckle Brushes for Adobe Photoshop 7.0+. They make really cool textures for you to use on small or large graphics. Download...

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Zone of the Enders
Apr23

Zone of the Enders

Episodes 26 Review James Links is a 49 year old, rugged space transporter returning to Earth to reunite with his estranged children on his daughter’s birthday, when things get complicated as he is framed for murdering the inspectors aboard his ship during the voyage. James had unknowingly agreed to transport the highly-advanced Orbital Frame “Dolores,” which was being targeted by a group of people on Mars to use as a way to destroy...

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Speed Racer
Apr23

Speed Racer

Episodes 52 Review Classic old school Anime involving suped up cars, suspense (as much suspense as 60′s animation can give you), mysterious racers that try to kill you, and fun. For the time and in that moment it was cool. I remember watching it as a kid and following the whole story. It’s funny when you grow up and realize how gullible you are as a kid with the “subtle” hints are right there in the show....

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So Everyone Keeps Calling Me Shepherd
Apr23

So Everyone Keeps Calling Me Shepherd

Hello people. Been playing a lot of Mass Effect lately. Guess I’m going to play through the first two games before the third one comes out. It’s pretty addicting and the story is great. Any decisions you make, especially the dialogue, directly influences the outcome of the game. In the game, my character is female of course and is pretty much a trigger-happy Vanguard. I rather like my “force throw/push” powers,...

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Why 90′s Cartoons Are Better Than Today’s Crap
Apr19

Why 90′s Cartoons Are Better Than Today’s Crap

I’m not that old. (Twenty-four, for those of you interested.) I grew up with morning cartoons and after school marathons of not just Anime, but American productions as well. As a matter of fact, this rant will be about Western cartoons. Towards the middle of my High School career, I started to notice that there were less and less cartoons I wanted to follow. Besides Anime, there was nothing else worth following. (Hell, even...

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Bleach
Apr16

Bleach

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Painting Shrapnel in Photoshop
Apr16

Painting Shrapnel in Photoshop

Here is an HD Video Tutorial for you to view. Please note several things before watching… 1. You must know the Layer Mask Tutorial to understand use of Layer Masks and Pen Tools. 2. You must know what Blending Options are. You can see uses of it in my Blending Stock Images Tutorial. 3. Pen tool details such as right clicking for options are not explained. Know thy pen tool…   Please watch the video in awesome HD...

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4 Websites You Should Visit Daily – Other than THIS ONE!
Apr13

4 Websites You Should Visit Daily – Other than THIS ONE!

I don’t find a lot of time for myself nowadays between a full time job, traveling a total of 4 hours to and from my job, sleeping, and other human necessities I will not mention. However there are certain websites that I feel I must check out daily (Besides my own awesome site… to make sure it’s spam free that is…), just to keep myself sane and up to date on the latest and the greatest. Some are recent...

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Updates to Version 17
Apr11

Updates to Version 17

THE ANIME REVIEW SECTION FROM A-Z IS COMPLETE!   Feel free to post YOUR anime list in the comments! I’d like to see them! CLICK TO COMMENT HERE   I’ve also decided to reinstate the GALLERY.   So most of the screenshots and scans this site had offered before are up. Some will not make it to the cut, simply because they don’t deserve to be there.   In other news, I’ve started my BLOG section,...

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Samurai Pizza Cats
Apr11

Samurai Pizza Cats

Episodes 54 Review Animals! Fun! Samurai? A cute kid’s show about three cats that deliver pizza by day and fight evil bad guys (usually blackbirds) whenever they strike. Rating 7.3

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Zombie Loan
Apr11

Zombie Loan

Episodes 13 Review Much too short to develop a full story in depth, but from what was seen, this series had been paced well and showed promise. The end is another one of those cliff hangers that would have to be continued in its manga counterpart. The story tells of a high school girl named Michiru Kita who has the “Shinigami Eyes.” With it, she can see the rings on people’s neck that develops when they are close to...

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Zoids
Apr11

Zoids

Episodes Multiple Series Review First season was funny and cool. Nice battles and great all the way through. Second season was a snore until the second half of the series. Then it went somewhere. And then it ended. First season was about legendary animal mechs used for tournaments and the second was about a war using animal mechs to fight. Rating Zoids- 9.1 / Zoids Chaotic Century-...

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Yu Yu Hakusho
Apr11

Yu Yu Hakusho

Episodes 112 Review Yes famous for its tournaments. And more tournaments. It seems all these kids ever do is go to tournaments to get their butts kicked… But it’s all for saving the world. Don’t forget that. “One day, 14 year old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by...

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Yu-Gi-Oh
Apr11

Yu-Gi-Oh

Episodes 27 Review This is another example of anime turned into kiddish children’s cartoon. Sorry to tell you this kids, but there is no “Heart of the Cards…” And the power of friendship isn’t that powerful. And the “Shadow Realm” is a place I call the bottom of a cliff. This show was originally more violent and not so much of a kid’s show. The story has almost nothing to do with what...

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Yozakura Quartet
Apr11

Yozakura Quartet

Episodes 12 Review The budget seems small and the story seems incomplete. The story was horribly paced and a plot is almost non existent. Four teenagers run a town full of humans and demons. When a threat in the form of their former friend possessed by an evil demon threatens their way of life, they are forced to make the decision of their lives. Rating 7.5

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You’re Under Arrest
Apr11

You’re Under Arrest

Episodes 52 Review Two policewomen- One a soft-spoken mechanic and the other with a loud kickbutt personality. No, literally, “I will kick your butt” personality. Most of the time they’re giving out traffic tickets and impounding cars, otherwise they’re stopping bank robbers by throwing fish at them. A pretty funny anime with the prettiest cross-dresser in all of time. The story is about Natsumi and Miyuki who...

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Yami no Matsuei (Descendents of Darkness)
Apr11

Yami no Matsuei (Descendents of Darkness)

Episodes 13 Review Chick flick about Shinigamis, serial killers and guys on the edge of glomping each other every other scene. It doesn’t have to make sense, it’s all just eye candy ^_~. I actually prefer the Tsuzuki and Muraki coupling over the TsuzukixHisoka. I’m not sure about the manga, but the anime makes them seem so distant. “Even after death, life is full of paperwork and criminals. Tsuzuki Asato is a...

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X
Apr11

X

Episodes 24 Review This series starts off slow at first, but then it becomes clear why. So that we can get to know over 14 characters in 24 episodes. And grow an attachment to them? Not really, unless you spot someone you like. Otherwise it’s pretty one dimensional and is up to the audience to expand on each character’s personality.. Plus the reason given to fight each other is sort of weak. But hey, it’s cool and...

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Wolf’s Rain
Apr11

Wolf’s Rain

Episodes 26 Review Too slow a pace for me, but pretty touching. I’ll admit Toboe’s death was really painful- so much so the writers decided that the following deaths would be quick, swift, and pointless. The rest of them died in such stupid and non-touching ways. Maybe if they lingered on a little longer I would have felt something… Nah… Then they were reborn once again… Oh that’s just cheating...

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Witchblade
Apr11

Witchblade

Episodes 24 Review This was an adaptation of the popular American comic. I wanted to like this series so bad. The art was good (as expected from GONZO) and the female empowerment thing was at hand, however it lacked a decent plot, fluidity, and worst of all, contained way too much in your face fanservice. In case you forgot the main character was female, her breasts would basically bounce around in front of you as she spoke and/or...

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Witch Hunter Robin
Apr11

Witch Hunter Robin

Episodes 26 Review Robin, a craft user, arrives from Italy to Japan to work for an organization named STN Japan Division (STN-J) as a replacement for one of STN-J’s witch hunters who was recently killed. Unlike other divisions of STN, STN-J tries to capture the witches alive in order to learn why and how they became witches in the first place. However soon she finds herself becoming the hunted, when she is classified as a which...

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Voltron
Apr11

Voltron

Episodes 52 Review Even as a child I knew something was up the way they killed off the original blue dude (the one the princess replaces) as I watched the English version. Upon rewatching the episode in Japanese, it was the first time I realized how much the editors hacked away. Also it was confusing at first how the leader piloted a black lion but had a red suit while one of the other dude had a red lion, but a black suit.....

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The Vision of Escaflowne
Apr11

The Vision of Escaflowne

Episodes 26 Review Well the anime targeted the girls with the whole love triangle thing, and the movie targeted the guys with the whole, blood spilling at everyone’s feet thing. But hey, I liked them both… Is this considered mecha? Not one control panel in sight… “High school student Hitomi is transported from Earth to the magical world of Gaea, where she meets boy prince Van Fanel, and is caught up in his...

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Vampire Hunter D
Apr11

Vampire Hunter D

Episodes Movie Review Boy this plot is overplayed. You know, the half vampire, half human plot. But yes very bloody but rushed a bit. Plot holes? Not really but they could have spent a few more minutes in the movie to develop the Ray character and tell more about the freaky talking hand. Also the ending revealed that D might have been some sort of prince. I wish they had said a little bit more about that. Rating...

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Utawarerumono
Apr11

Utawarerumono

Episodes 26 Review I can’t believe my brother said this was a good series. First off, the plot was nowhere in sight, the development of the story was weak, even after the main point of the story was being told in the last few episodes, and finally, the characters are so one-dimensional with no development, it wasn’t even funny. Besides the stereotypical character types of all shapes, sex, and sizes, you have the useless...

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Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru
Apr11

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru

Episodes 24 Review Yuki Sakurai grew up in an orphanage after being abandoned as a baby. His power to feel other people’s emotions at the slightest touch is a burden to him, as he is unable to control whether or not he wants to know of other people’s pain. One day a man claiming to be his brother offers him a home with the Giou Clan, a clan containing the Zweilt Guardians whom fight against the Duras in a thousand year old...

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Tytania
Apr11

Tytania

Episodes 26 Review This is one of those very incomplete series that begs for a second season, but may not get one due to not being popular. What makes it even more unpopular is the lack of shininess and super involvement with cast that is needed to catch the limited attention span of kids nowadays. A highly political and social issue focused anime for a more intelligent viewer, this series lacks character development, despite the...

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Trinity Blood
Apr11

Trinity Blood

Episodes 24 Review This series was almost a carbon copy of Hellsing and Trigun put together in terms of plot and characteristics of main characters. Abel Nightroad (Vash the Stampede) is a 900 year old Krusnik (Vampire that feeds on vampires only) that survived after the Armageddon on Earth. Basically four people: Cain, Abel (Cain’s twin brother), Seth and Lilith were the test subject for colonizing Mars (Red Mars project) and...

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Trigun
Apr11

Trigun

Episodes 26 Review Pretty funny stuff, although when I first watched it dubbed in English, I immediately spotted the noob voice actor. I later found out he was Johnny Yong Bosch who coincidentally was my favorite Power Ranger. That’s right- the Green/Black Ranger from the Ninja series… So he was too old for Power Rangers but decided to make it to the big time through anime. Great choice! Now I like him more ^^ Anyways,...

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Togainu no Chi – Bloody Curs
Apr11

Togainu no Chi – Bloody Curs

Episodes Movie Review If you’re going to make a series based on a boy’s love game, do it right man… This show definitely did not. Not only did they not have any smut, it lacked major action and a plot. So if you’re not going to go all the way on any field, why bother? Another major thing that irked me were the camera angles and weird close up on faces. Everything was sideways, to a point where it made me pay...

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Apr11

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Episodes Movie Review A girl discovers she can leap through time after a strange experience in her high school lab room. With this new ability, she can easily redo the events on the “bad days” she has. However, there are consequences to every action taken, and sometimes benefiting yourself can mean hurting others. A touching tale of responsibility and love, and how no matter what you do to try and change an event, the end...

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Tenjho Tenge
Apr11

Tenjho Tenge

Episodes 24 Review The Oh! Great studio is known for its excess of cleavage- this series being no different. If you’re not watching clothes getting blown off in a middle of a fight, then you’re seeing someone lose blood by the gallons. The series cuts short on the manga, feeling completely rushed and incomplete. From the middle of this series, you start to forget the main character of this story ever existed, due to the...

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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Apr11

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Episodes 27 Review In a fictional future, humans are forced to live underground by the oppression of the Beastmen who live on the surface. One day, a boy name Simon – known for his ability to dig – finds a drill-shaped key that activates a mecha also found within the soil. He and his “brother” Kamina defeat invading mechas of the Beastmen and break through to the surface to find a whole new world of adventure...

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Tenchi Muyo
Apr11

Tenchi Muyo

Episodes Multiple Series Review I would first like to say, that the amount of editing for the editors must have been fun… This anime clearly aims for nosebleeds from the guys. What, am I wrong? The first two series were pretty cool and I didn’t mind the way they re-met each other… The last one though was pretty weak and rather a snore. The movie was great, because we got to see Tenchi’s mother… Who...

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Tekkonkinkreet
Apr11

Tekkonkinkreet

Episodes Movie Review Two orphans named Black and White rule the city of Treasure Town, chasing and beating away unwanted Yakuza and foreign entrepreneurs. However, it is up to the gentle nature of White to save Black from his own destructive nature. While the animation of the production is simply stunning (details of movement, etc.) I found the movie lacking a real plot. Perhaps it is that this plot has been over-killed for years...

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Tekken the Movie
Apr11

Tekken the Movie

Episodes Movie Review Did I enjoy seeing one of my favorite fighting game’s characters fight on a deserted island overrun by machine dinosaurs? Meh… They changed the color of the hair to a few of the characters, made a pretty weak storyline surrounding the search for the Doctor to help the little girl Jack is always with and ending up in Hiatchi’s tournament.. And the main characters were Lei and Jun (yay!) Were...

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Strait Jacket
Apr11

Strait Jacket

Episodes Movie Review In a world where magic and technology coexist together, human-demon mutations become a result of exposure to the use of sorcery. Tactical Sorcerists who use this magic to fight these monsters are nicknamed “Strait Jackets” for their risk of becoming monsters themselves. An unlicensed sorcerist named Reiot Stainbarg uses his Mold (armor) to fight these monsters while searching for redemption to the...

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STEAMBOY
Apr11

STEAMBOY

Episodes Movie Review The visuals- Absolutely astonishing. The story – It will touch your heart. My beef- There’s no “umph” to it. This is one of those anime movies where you will just acknowledge the fact that you saw it, but nothing more. It takes place in Victorian England, though slightly more science-fiction. A boy acquires a metal ball containing a new form of energy and must use it to fight evil, save...

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Spirited Away
Apr11

Spirited Away

Episodes Movie Review Interesting and a bit disturbing as usual, Mr. Hayao Miyazaki. What is the plot to this story? You can tell me what happens, but what IS the plot? And they live happily ever after. A weird version of Alice in Wonderland. Rating 8.6

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Special A (S.A)
Apr11

Special A (S.A)

Episodes 24 Review Clichéd would be the word. Still, this series had its moments and is something to do if you’re extremely bored and waiting for something better to be on. Hikari Hanazono has always been second place to Kei Takishima in everything from sports, grades, everything. And while Kei is in love with Hikari, Hikari is oblivious to everything but their rivalry. Will love blossom between these two? Watch to find out....

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Soul Hunter
Apr11

Soul Hunter

Episodes 26 Review Fantasy and comedy. And a wizard with a stick riding on a floating hippo must try and rid the world of its evil in its brink of destruction.     Rating 8.0

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Soul Eater
Apr11

Soul Eater

Episodes 51 Review In a Shinigami Weapons School, weapon meisters and their human weapons must collect the souls of ninety-nine evil humans and one witch in order to create a powerful Death Scythe. The story follows three groups of young meisters and their partners/human weapons as they battle monsters and their constant set-backs. Done by Studio Bones and Square Enix, you are guaranteed high quality visuals for this action-packed...

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Shakugan no Shana
Apr10

Shakugan no Shana

Episodes 24 Review While I absolutely detest lolis and annoying little school girl scenarios, this 24 episode anime series proved worth watching. It’s pretty action-packed and while I don’t care for the small character developments, the idea of the story is fantastic- just not fully able to bloom in 24 episodes. (Look out for season two!) Sakai Yuuji lives in what he believes is an ordinary city in Japan, but finds out in...

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Serial Experiments Lain
Apr10

Serial Experiments Lain

Episodes 13 Review “Lain Iwakura appears to be an ordinary girl, with almost no experience with computers. Yet the sudden suicide of a schoolmate, and a number of strange occurrences, conspire to pull Lain into the world of the Wired, where she gradually learns that nothing is what it seems to be… not even Lain herself.” – Anime News Network What do computers have to do with God? Strange mix and even stranger...

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S-CRY-ed
Apr10

S-CRY-ed

Episodes 26 Review Not the greatest anime in the world. Kind of one dimensional with a good plot at hand, but not successfully executed. Lacks “umph” or something. The series is about a phenomenon that causes the birth of Alter Users, who each have special powers. They are discriminated against, feared, and hated, unless they join this government organization called HOLY. You can guess where it goes from there. What I...

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Samurai Harem (Asu no Yoichi!)
Apr10

Samurai Harem (Asu no Yoichi!)

Episodes 12 Review A young swordsmen named Yoichi, who has spent his entire life training with his father in the mountains, is sent to the city by his father to “further train” his skills. (In actuality, the father is embarrassed by the fact that his own son has surpassed him and wants him out of there.) Yoichi ends up living with four beautiful sisters and experiences high school life amongst other forms of...

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Samurai Champloo
Apr10

Samurai Champloo

Episodes 26 Review Rapping in Japanese during the feudal ages anyone? A girl named Fuu convinces two opposite fighting styled warriors to come with her in search of a mysterious samurai that smells like sunflowers. Mugen break-dances while fighting and Jin is the more serious and traditional fighter. Both constantly bicker and hilarity ensues. Rating 8.9

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Samurai 7
Apr10

Samurai 7

Episodes 26 Review Very rarely do I encounter an anime series that manages its plot’s time and flow so well. The series neither dragged its story, nor did it rush its ending. I found however, its character development to be a bit weak and could not find myself to really like a single character… This is odd considering all the raging hormones going off in the series itself, and the amount of loveable characters. I was...

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Gensoumaden Saiyuki
Apr10

Gensoumaden Saiyuki

Episodes Multiple Series Review Stop trying to entertain us with their devilish good looks and finish the missions already!!! They’re not even halfway to India yet?! A retelling of the Chinese, Journey to the West story. Genjo Sanzo, a rogue priest, must team up with three demons – Sha Gojyo, Son Goku, and Cho Hakkai – and embark on a perilous journey to the west to stop demons from resurrecting Gyumao, an evil demon...

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Sakura Wars
Apr10

Sakura Wars

Episodes 25 Review Girls of almost every stereotyped social group (missing the goth/rocker or antisocial person) who pilot pint sized mechas. Is this a show for girls to unite for the common cause of women’s rights or for guys to drool over an assortment of girls? (And hey, throw a few mechas in it since they’re here..) Your guess is as good as mine. Rating Overall 7.6

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Sailor Moon (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon)
Apr10

Sailor Moon (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon)

Episodes Multiple Series Review Cute series but repeats itself. Just the usual junior high girls transforming into heroes and destined to save the world stuff… WITH GLITTER. Rating Overall 8.4

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Rurouni Kenshin
Apr10

Rurouni Kenshin

Episodes 95 Review “Himura Kenshin is a vagabond with a dark past and sunny disposition. Not a ronin but a rurouni, he was never a samurai, but an assassin of utmost skill in the Meiji restoration, who in the turning point of the war simply walked away. His travels lead him to Tokyo in the 11th year of the Meiji era, where he befriends a female Kendo master, a former thief, a brawler and a doctor all with their own secrets....

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Ronin Warriors
Apr10

Ronin Warriors

Episodes 39 Review Oldies but goodies? I seriously did enjoy this anime. I was what.. In my last years of junior high through freshman year of high school… All those samurai outfits with different colors and elemental abilities.. Pretty cool. Of course the bad guys get the crappier outfits and sub-elements like “Illusion” and “Poison”. What the hell is that about? The story tells of an evil emperor named...

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Read or Die (OAV)
Apr10

Read or Die (OAV)

Episodes Movie Review I think the english voice actors tried to exercise their new ability to swear to a level where it felt uncomfortable to say it. Or they just suck at it. The story itself was interesting enough and well thought out. Once again, dubbing kills another anime… “Yomiko Readman is “The Paper” a secret underground operative for the British Library with the inredible power of complete control over...

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Ranma ½ OAV
Apr10

Ranma ½ OAV

Episodes Eleven half hour episodes Review READ THE MANGA… I can’t stress how much better the mangas are usually compared to the manga. The movie sucked big time by the way. I found myself fast-fowarding until I decided to just give up altogether. Really funny manga.. Yes this is an anime review… I’ll have ANN do it for me: “Saotome Ranma, a teenage martial artist, and his father Genma travel to the...

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Rahxephon
Apr10

Rahxephon

Episodes 26 Review The story surrounds a boy named Ayato Kamina and his ability to pilot the Rahxephon against the world he thought he knew and grew up in. It so happens that his world was under the control of an alien race called Mu’s who sought to “tune” the planet. (As in destroy it and rebuild it in their vision.) What’s twisted is that this boy is born a human but is in fact a Mulian. Why was this series...

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Princess Mononoke
Apr10

Princess Mononoke

Episodes Movie Review Fantasy taken to another level. Wolf lovers will enjoy this show. Strange yet comfortably enjoyable. Lots of blood and once again depicts human civilizations as the plague of the world.   Rating 9.1

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The Prince of Tennis
Apr10

The Prince of Tennis

Episodes 178 Review Another kid prodigy out to take over the world by storm…. Seen it a thousand times already… I mean 178 episodes of watching Junior High School kids play tennis…. But this is a show for girls to drool over guys that I could swear are in High School at least… 14 year olds my butt… What do guys get out of this show? I have no idea, but they seem to like it too… Do you get to learn...

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Pokémon
Apr10

Pokémon

Episodes Continuous Review Uhhh.. Watch me get flamed for this…. I will rate all the series and movies together on the average. Because frankly it is getting weaker and weaker. Anything now can be a Pokemon, as well as sticks, tree shrubs, coconuts, and more.. And their names just suck. I should have stopped watching at the Johto Leagues… Rating 8.0

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Peace Maker Kurogane (Peacemaker)
Apr10

Peace Maker Kurogane (Peacemaker)

Episodes 24 Review Sadly, this anime has a lot of plot holes and no closure whatsoever. I felt its first half dragged a bit too long with nonsense that could have been cut out. The second half however, had better animation and we started to see a glimpse of a storyline. Too bad it ended shortly after. If you can last till the final episodes where the art gets better and the fight scenes get good, you might enjoy this semi-decent...

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Paradise Kiss
Apr10

Paradise Kiss

Episodes 12 Review A high school senior in Japan named Yukari Hayasaka, despite as much as she tries, fails to be an above average student. Yukari only lives to reach her mother’s expectations and has very little goals or dreams of her own, other than her crush on the top student of her year named Hiroyuki Tokumori. One day, she is spotted in the streets by Arashi Nagase (a spiked blonde punk-rocker with an assortment of...

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Outlaw Star
Apr10

Outlaw Star

Episodes 26 Review A fun adventure with plenty of cool fights and eye candy for everyone. “Gene Starwind and his partner Jim Hawking run a small business on the backwater planet of Sentinel III. But all that changes the day that Hilda hires them for a bodyguard job. Now, thrust into a mystery they don’t fully understand, they’re on the run from the cops, the pirates, an angry alien, and a mysterious assassin. But...

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Ouran High School Host Club
Apr10

Ouran High School Host Club

Episodes 26 Review Wow, with that kind of ending, you know there’s GOT TO be another season and that there’s more to the story. Or at least we’d hope so. :/ (The manga continues while the series ends at episode 26.) This series is about a middle-class girl named Haruhi who attends the high school of the super-wealthy elites through scholarship. She isn’t even able to afford a uniform and dresses in sort of a...

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Noir
Apr10

Noir

Episodes 26 Review What can I say about this series? 26 episodes that could have been told in like 5. Or make a movie out of it. Basically it’s slow, weak, and barely kept me entertained. It lacks blood. I mean they’ve killed over 50 people in that show with bullets, knives, neck ties and so on, but not ONE drop of blood from their enemies. And the little scene they do show with blood seems artificial. The ending is weak...

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Neon Genesis Evangelion
Apr10

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Episodes 26 Review In a world invaded by giant beings called “Angels,” Fourteen year old Shinji Ikari is summoned by his father to pilot the giant mecha, EVA01. While constantly questioning his ability to save the world and take on each new mission, Shinji slowly discovers his father’s real intentions and the many mysteries surrounding him. So this is the legendary Evangelion… I wasn’t too thrilled about...

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Neo Angelique Abyss
Apr10

Neo Angelique Abyss

Episodes 26 Review Arcadia is a land plagued with life-draining demons called Thanatos. Only Purifiers can rid of them, however their numbers are few. A young girl in an orphanage named Angelique is suddenly approached by a Purifier and is told she is to become the legendary “Queen’s Egg” – the one to purify and save Arcadia. With her group of Purifier companions, she sets out to become the Queen and save...

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Naruto Shippuuden
Apr10

Naruto Shippuuden

Episodes After 100 episodes of pure fillers, they bring you a 2.5 time skip. Currently airing in Japan. Review After 220 Episodes (100 of them being fillers) of Naruto, we enter a 2.5 years time skip to Naruto Shippuuden! Check out Naruto’s quest to find Sasuke and his attempt to defeat the organization known as the Akatsuki!. Rating 8.2 / Movie 4- 7.5

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Naruto
Apr10

Naruto

Episodes 220 Review How can one story go on for 220 episodes and still stay remotely interesting? Naruto does the job quite well enough for a hundred episodes or so. I’m not saying every episode is a Blockbuster hit, but the story runs along smoothly and there’s a character for everyone. Targets mainly the male audience, but there’s almost an equal amount of female viewers. Just watch out for the sexist views...

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My Neighbor Totoro
Apr10

My Neighbor Totoro

Episodes Movie Review Okay, so besides heightening my imagination for cat-buses and learning tree growing techniques, this fun-filled movie did nothing for me. It was released the same time as Grave of the Fireflies- two total polar opposites. Probably just created to lighten the mood a bit after watching that movie. Rating 8.0

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Monster Rancher
Apr10

Monster Rancher

Episodes 52 Review I really enjoyed this show as a kid and would sing the opening theme song (English version) all the time… Plus I love Mochi. ^^ I mean the pink thing and the ice cream lol. Genki was a funny kid and Tiger of the Wind had Zechs Marquise’s sexy voice and shoots lightning. That was enough to win a spot in my heart at the age of 13. The story is about a kid named Genki that gets zapped into a video game...

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Medabots
Apr10

Medabots

Episodes 52 Review Yes I saw this on Fox during its airing time in the US. I was actually quite entertained by the voice actors, especially Metabee’s and thought the show was pretty good. Weird rubber suits, but hey it works… Simply animated with an interesting plot. Another one of those kid participates in tournaments with a fighting robot and must stop the evils of a gang that wears rubbers suits… Rating...

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Maria Holic
Apr09

Maria Holic

Episodes 26 Review Cross dressing guys? Check. Nose-bleeding lesbians? Check. WTF moments? Check. This show is just odd and funny at the same time. You will also notice the unique art style as well. Kanako Miyamae is a transfer student to an all-girls school who has a phobia of men and is secretly searching for true love in a sea of women… On the first day, she meets Mariya – the beautiful, angelic, and seemingly perfect...

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Maid Sama! (Kaichō wa Maid-sama!)
Apr09

Maid Sama! (Kaichō wa Maid-sama!)

Episodes 26 Review Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president of a formerly all-boys school that has recently turned co-ed. Although she is feared in the school with her strict and explosive demeanor, she secretly works at a maid cafe, due to her family being poor. When the popular student, and known heart-breaker Takumi Usui finds out that Misaki works there, she is forced to spend time with him, in return for...

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Macross Plus (OAV)
Apr09

Macross Plus (OAV)

Episodes Four forty minute OAVs. Review This is one of those cases where based on the title and series name, you expect a lot since its predecessor delivered ground-breaking experiences. Since it’s a bunch of OAVs, you can’t expect a lot of character development to go on, however the plot itself seemed dragged while the key moments ended up being very anti-climatic. The story is about a reckless test pilot named Isamu who is at a...

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LOVELESS
Apr09

LOVELESS

Episodes 12 Review I was skeptical to watch this series at first, considering the fact that there was an under aged kid and a 20+ year old involved, (I like my pairs older and legal), but I found I liked the character development and storyline surrounding the 12 year old boy. He has a pretty messed up life with an interesting plot, however, the series ends abruptly and leaves off with a pretty bad ending. The story is kind of weird...

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Le Chevalier D’Eon
Apr09

Le Chevalier D’Eon

Episodes 24 Review The story tells of D’Eon de Beaumont, knight of France and member of the secret police, finds his sister’s corpse floating in a coffin down the Seine River, with the words “Psalms” written on its lid. In the journey to search for the reason of his sister’s death/murder, he uncovers the mysteries of the Psalm of the Royal Family with the aid of three other companions- and his...

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Last Exile
Apr09

Last Exile

Episodes 26 Review Seriously this anime is an art. Stimulating storyline and perfect ending. No complaints at all. Except for the fact that everyone I liked died. Like I said perfect ^^; Fantasy Adventure that will take you for a spin. In a world split by war and overseen by the all powerful Guild, a boy named Claus and his best friend Lavie go on an adventure to protect a mysterious young girl named Alvis they rescue from the Guild....

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La Corda D’Oro ~primo passo~
Apr09

La Corda D’Oro ~primo passo~

Episodes 25 Review Honestly you can’t enjoy this series unless you really like instruments or play instruments. (And I am a musician, which may be the only reason I could enjoy this show.) The characters are a tad bland, despite having a very colorful cast of bishies. They focus more on classic composer names and songs over the characters. Overall it makes you want to yearn for more than what they delivered. Typical of Shoujo....

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King of Bandit Jing
Apr09

King of Bandit Jing

Episodes 13 Review This 13 episode series has no real plot to it, but you get the point… Just by the title. Jing, a bandit that steals things really, really well… Well, it’s a fun, though short series and could have been really great if it were better developed. Almost makes me want to pick up the manga. ^^ Hmmm, he’s cute, witty, and a good fighter. Freaky characters in some episodes though and strange art,...

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Karas (OAV)
Apr08

Karas (OAV)

Episodes 6 half hour sections Review I am still rather disappointed with the amount of wasted minutes to focus on useless things such as spinning ornaments, blinking lights, etc. While the movie tries to put on some kind of mysterious feel, its result is a dragged out story with the potential to give seizures to its audience due to its flashy, stretched out battles. The story starts off with the old Karas being defeated and killed by...

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Kannazuki no Miko
Apr08

Kannazuki no Miko

Episodes 12 Review Sock’em-Bop’em Robots + Lesbian Chicks = Win. That about sums up this series. Between the poor character development and half-assed attempt to keep clothes from popping out a boob, this anime is not the least bit mentally stimulating. Notice I said mentally, and not physically- because I can pretty much guess why a lot of teenage males would think this is the best thing to ever hit the air. The story tells of the...

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Jigoku Shoujo
Apr08

Jigoku Shoujo

Episodes 26 Review Another series that should have just made an OVA. The fact that it’s 26 episodes long just dragged it. It tells the story of Enma Ai and her subordinates, who ferries people to Hell by making a pact with them after they pull the red string off a straw doll (Who is in fact one of her three subordinates). People who seek revenge can access her website at midnight and write the name of the person they want to...

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Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie: Awakening of the Trailblazer
Apr08

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie: Awakening of the Trailblazer

Episodes Two hour movie of events taking place two years after the series ended. Review W…T…F…? Those were literally the first thing that came to mind when the movie ended. Actually, I had that thought 10 minutes into the movie… Where to begin? Well first off, the pacing was very off, as the cast was huge. For some reason they decided to add in new people, which made it even more chaotic, as some of the old...

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Initial D
Apr08

Initial D

Episodes 26 Review First let me state that I do not particularly find cars interesting at all. All I know and need is that they have four wheels and get me to places. Now having said that, I loved this series. It wasn’t about the fancy cars or the cool tricks they used to race each other. It’s the drama. Sure the art is really old (1999), but the action is there. This was the first Anime to use CG with drawings, delivering...

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InuYasha
Apr08

InuYasha

Episodes 167 Review Oy… The first 30 episodes sums up the rest of the 150+…. Girl meets cute half-demon, loses jewel pieces, gains a few pieces, loses them again, attack of some more stuff, slapstick comedy and repeats…. I don’t know how this lasts more than 50 episodes but yes be prepared for one looooong ride…. Rating 8.0

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Hunter X Hunter
Apr08

Hunter X Hunter

Episodes 62 Review This show first reminded me of two things- Yu Yu Hakasho and Naruto. The tournament styles were too familiar and as for the Naruto part, I believe Naruto may have ripped some stuff off of this anime during the Chuunin Exam section. The first half of this anime followed the kiddy show that followed the YYH sequences, but then in the last 10 episodes, the anime almost switches main character and theme! It suddenly...

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Howl’s Moving Castle
Apr08

Howl’s Moving Castle

Episodes Movie Review There is NO PLOT. Get over it. There’s awesome and almost FLAWLESS character development but absolutely NO PLOT whatsoever. What amazes me is how he entrances us in simple little things like watching a flame attempt to keep itself from falling off a small piece of wood, or watching a blade of grass sway… Little movements and a keen insight to what makes our brains go DING! Are you confused? So am...

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Cowboy Bebop
Apr08

Cowboy Bebop

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Angel Sanctuary
Apr08

Angel Sanctuary

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Hyung Tae Kim – OXIDE
Apr08

Hyung Tae Kim – OXIDE

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Gundam Wing
Apr08

Gundam Wing

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Naruto Shippuuden 3
Apr08

Naruto Shippuuden 3

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Naruto Shippuuden 2
Apr08

Naruto Shippuuden 2

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Naruto Shippuuden
Apr08

Naruto Shippuuden

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Things That Suck and Things That Will Suck…
Apr06

Things That Suck and Things That Will Suck…

I’m pretty hesitant to watch live-action movies of cartoons because I hate to be disappointed. I don’t want my childhood favorites turned against me. Perhaps it is because I’ve watched Marvel and DC characters get bludgeoned over and over again. There are a few good ones like “Superman Returns” or “Iron Man,” but most of them end up like “Fantastic Four” and “Hulk”....

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High School of the Dead
Apr06

High School of the Dead

Episodes 12 Episode series thus far. Judging by the ending there’s more to come. Review Bouncing boobs, panty shots, and fanservice. That’s all there is in this series. Every other shot shows a girl’s boob bouncing or underwear and you sometimes forget this show has zombies in it. If the world was going to end via zombie epidemic, would girls really be taking off their clothes left and right? Takashi Komuro is a...

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Hellsing
Apr06

Hellsing

Episodes 13 Review “Hellsing follows the antiheroic vampire, Alucard, and a police girl-turned-vampire, Seras Victoria, two vampires employed by the vampire-extermination group of England, the Hellsing Organization. Slowly but surely, through their active duty, they find a new breed of vampires beginning to arise.” -Anime News Network I hope they make a season two for American fans- which is what they did for Big O....

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Hamtaro
Apr06

Hamtaro

Episodes 296 Review For some reason the opening song they have for this show in the US is addicting. And way too cute. It’s fun watching them scurry around, eat sunflower seeds and so on. Reminds me of my dead guinea pigs. Rating 7.0

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.Hack//Sign
Apr06

.Hack//Sign

Episodes Multiple Series Review Saw some of .hack//Sign on Cartoon Networkand .hack//Legend of the Twilight as well as reading some of the mangas to it. Pretty slow development but really pretty. Definitely prefer the mangas over the animes. Great idea and interesting storyline, as slow as it was. Rating .hack//Sign- 8.0 / .hack//Legend of the Twilight- 8.1

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack
Apr06

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack

Episodes Movie Review I was stunned by this ending. First of all, I seriously wanted to smack Bright’s first child. The idiot caused a chain reaction to occur, but his actions just wanted to make me execute him, despite his age. Second, Char looked hot in this series. Funny isn’t it? Not the best animations in the world, but it’s a lot better from when it first began. And hell, his hair got so much cooler despite his...

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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Apr06

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Episodes 13 Review Argued to be the best series and definitely one of the darkest ones. Tomino was depressed at the time… And I could feel it. It was hard to get used to the really old-school and basic animation at first, but THIS is the reason why Gundam is great. I felt my heart wrenching for characters that aren’t bishies, but REAL heros. The storyline and philosophy in this series is excellent. It’s the goal that...

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Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Apr06

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

Episodes 13 Review Pretty much the continuation of the Zeon vs. Feddie war. Actually this series brings about the Titans- the fascist group that forms from the Earth Federation. The RX-78GP-01 Zephyranthes and RX-78GP-02 Physalis are two pretty well known Gundams. RX-78GP-03 Dendrobium Orchis is just HUGE and really packs a lot of fire-power… Even bigger than SEED’s Meteor systems… Rating...

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Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in a Pocket
Apr06

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in a Pocket

Episodes Short mini series with only 6 episodes. Review Seriously one of the best parts of the Zeon versus Earth Federation conflict. And it’s so short! The ending makes your heart wrench. Seriously if six episodes is this powerful, that means it is REALLY good. Any non-fan would want to watch more after watching this. And hey, the Gundam pilot is a female that isn’t just backup or completely useless, but rather skillful....

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Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079 (OAV)
Apr06

Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079 (OAV)

Episodes Three 26 minute episodes. Review Three 26 minute episodes that tells a part of the One Year War battle with the Federation vs. Zeon and is the sequel of Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War short movies. “Lieutenant Oliver May and the 603 Technical Division Unit aboard the Jotunheim continue testing and evaluating experimental weapons to aid the Zeon war effort against the Federation Forces. At the end...

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Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War
Apr06

Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War

Episodes Three 26 minute episodes. Review Three 26 minute episodes that tells a part of the One Year War battle with the Federation vs. Zeon and is the prequel of Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079. “The year is Universial Century 0079. Oliver May is a technical officer in the Zeon 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit, in charge of testing new military technology. Stationed in the Jotunheim, a civilian transport ship that...

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Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
Apr06

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

Episodes 43 Review Although this series was released AFTER the conflict had already been resolved with the end of the Neo Zeon War, it fits in quite nicely describing Earth’s battles. Better animated given its later release date of course. This series focused more on land battles, rather than the ones in space. Viewers that had just experienced Gundam Wing were mortified that the main character was not a demi-god with an...

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Mobile Suit Gundam
Apr06

Mobile Suit Gundam

Episodes 43 Review Nothing expected from the original series. Crappy animation but storyline and mask fetish is followed by the rest of the series. Also the family member/girlfriend/boyfriend on the opposing side is a common theme. Intro to Amuro Ray and Char Aznable, when before the had his cool hair. And I sided with the Federation because the Zeons didn’t have beam technology yet. And Zakus look like crap in my opinion. Zaku...

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Gungrave
Apr05

Gungrave

Episodes 26 Review A beautiful drama of friendship, love, betrayal, rise to power, and puppet zombies. The story is about a passive but well-built young man named Brandon Heat’s life as a punk thief with his best friend Harry McDowel, and their goals to rise above the slums. When their friends are murdered in another gang related quarrel, they join the biggest mafia syndicate called Millennion to pursue their dreams and follow...

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Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Apr05

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Episodes 50 Review By far one of the better Gundam series since the introduction of the boyband types. (Wing, Seed, etc.) Although the series catered to the eyes and screaming fangirls/fanboys, it definitely contained the old school Gundam feel, in that the storyline was strong and anyone was susceptible of dying at any moment. (After a brief character development moment first of course – it makes the hit much harder to cope.)...

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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed C.E.73: Stargazer
Apr05

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed C.E.73: Stargazer

Episodes Three 18 minute episodes with new characters inserted in the Seed timeline. Review Other than to redeem the Seed title, I really didn’t see a point of making these three shortened episodes… There’s supposed to be a manga out for it soon so I suppose that’s why. Basically it takes place during the fall of Junius Seven in which the ideals of Patrick Zala catalysts the hate for Coordinators amongst the...

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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
Apr05

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny

Episodes 50 Review I seriously thought this series would kick butt considering the large amount of blood spilled in the first 3 minutes of the series. After that it got ridiculously slow with really weak Athrun developments. He’s become an indecisive idiot that just carries the name of a defected war hero. Kira became a Jesus-figure and surprisingly, the new main character Shinn has like 1/3 the screen time Athrun does in the...

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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
Apr05

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed

Episodes 50 Review Another demigod boyband series, targeting merchandise sales over anything else. If anything, the music was the highlight of the show. The story follows a young man living in a neutral colony, named Kira Yamato who finds himself thrown into a war between Coordinators of Zaft and the Naturals of the Earth Alliance, when he is forced to pilot a Gundam to save the lives of his friends. (Seriously, stop leaving...

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Turn A Gundam
Apr05

Turn A Gundam

Episodes 50 Review Turn A is actually an upside-down A… Read on all on MAHQ and saw half the series- the first half and then the ending to skip ahead. It had so much drama… Not following the traditional Gundam design feel. Victorian styled atmosphere and basically different from all other Gundam series I’ve seen. The plot is really good and moves along in such a weird, calm pace. It’s great how they try to...

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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Apr05

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Episodes 49 Review Although this series that led to my addiction to anime and love for Gundams, if you break it down, it had very little plot and character development. The main character is either Heero Yui or Relena Peacecraft, but between Heero’s silence treatments and Relena’s annoying bluff to kill herself to get Heero’s attention, we find ourselves not really caring about any of the characters – other...

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Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Apr05

Mobile Fighter G Gundam

Episodes 49 Review First of all, it is the GOD GUNDAM… Not Burning- GOD. Yes.. GOD FINGERS….. DEVIL GUNDAM.. etc… Weird rubber suits and fighting styles… Basically one Dragon Ball Z tournament one after the other, represented by different countries and their Gundam. I’m sure they tried to fit a plot in there somewhere, but everyone was too distracted by the cockpit sequence. Rating...

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Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Apr05

Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

Episodes 51 Review It is Universal Century 0153. On the space colonies located at Side 2, the Zanscare Empire has come to power and it holds onto that power through liberal use of the guillotine. With its forces invading the Earth and its space fleets preparing to subjugate the other Sides, the Zanscare Empire has nothing to fear from the weakening Earth Federation. It is opposed only by the League Militaire, whose state of the art...

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Mobile Suit Gundam F91
Apr05

Mobile Suit Gundam F91

Episodes Originally made to be a 52 episode series, but instead made into one cramped movie. Review Interesting new concepts and weird effects with the Gundams, but hey…. I’m open to change. Pretty boring though in my opinion. Too short and no development. Well it WAS to be a series…. Rating 7.8

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Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO)
Apr05

Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO)

Episodes 43 Review Although this series is highly perverted, you can’t help but explode in laughter at the slapstick comedy and OD of “in your face humor.” Rarely do I laugh at jokes in animes, much less 80% of the series, but this old school anime takes the cake. Eikichi Onizuka is an obnoxious 22 year old perverted bachelor – and proud of it… Except for the bachelor part. Formerly a bike gang leader,...

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Gravitation
Apr05

Gravitation

Episodes 13 Review First off, this series can’t be considered yaoi because all they show is kissing. And even then the kisses are like little third grader pecks. I’m not sure how much the mangas show, but the series only implies that they get physical in bed, but never show anything past hugs and pecks. I don’t see what the attraction is between Yuki and Shuichi and their meeting and the path to their relationship is...

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Grave of the Fireflies
Apr05

Grave of the Fireflies

Episodes Movie Review Movie on the aftermath of the bombings of Japan in WWII. Surrounds the remaining days of two children after an air raid, and their struggle to survive. One of the most depressing and saddest movies you will ever see. This film made my mother respect anime. Because she cried for it. Very moving and so depressing with lots of gross depictions of flesh getting torn, trashed, and decomposed. The victims of war....

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Ghost in the Shell
Apr05

Ghost in the Shell

Episodes Multiple Series Review An anime that questions the definition of a human and its soul. Once humans can exist outside their natural bodies, are they any different from Artificial Intelligent beings? The first GIS movie was ground-breaking in its ideas and philosophies. SAC- Confusing and weird until the last 5 episodes which proved to be one hell of a rollercoaster thrill ride. AWESOME. It’s 2nd Act was the continuation...

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Get Backers
Apr05

Get Backers

Episodes 49 Review “Their initials are G and B.” Ginji and Ban are always poor and hungry no matter how big the reward for their services is. Somehow, they just can’t keep the money they’ve earned. They are professional at getting things that were stolen back, whether it’s a keychain, someone’s memory, a child, or a priceless statue. Using their unique powers, we find that their dark past is more...

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Genshiken
Apr05

Genshiken

Episodes 12 Review Ok so if you ever wanted a third point of view of your freakish anime obsessions, this series is the one to watch. It’s an anime about the unhealthy obsession to anime LOL. It’s done in a rather creative and a little bit humorous way, but I prefer animes with a REAL story to it. Watch this if you want to ever laugh at yourself and your anime buddies. ^^; Rating...

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Nick Pitera – One Man Disney Movie
Apr04

Nick Pitera – One Man Disney Movie

No words can describe how awesome this guy is. You have to listen to him: The dude can basically three part harmony with HIMSELF. Yes, in that video he is lip syncing to a prerecorded track, but that doesn’t mean he’s any less awesome. If anything, the video is fun to watch. For an unedited version of hims singing, here’s a video from 4 years ago: Tell me the man does not look like Buzz Lightyear! 0__o I’m so...

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Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Apr04

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Episodes 24 Review I can’t decide if I would had enjoyed this series more if I wasn’t already familiar with The Count of Monte Cristo story through the movie. Anyway, it tells it from a different point of view, different time period and begins the story in the setting 2/3 into the story of the original plot. That is, the Count/Edmond Dantes meets up with the main character- Albert who is the son of the friend who betrayed...

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G Force (Gatchaman)
Apr04

G Force (Gatchaman)

Episodes 105 Review Weird poses and suits. You’ve got a yoyo and some 10+ year old kid and then you have one with a gun. Do they even try to be fair? A duck.. Of all the birds of prey in the world, you have a duck… Geez it hunts bread people…Sexist really… -_- Oh but awesome plane though. Rating 7.8

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Fushigi Yuugi (The Mysterious Play)
Apr04

Fushigi Yuugi (The Mysterious Play)

Episodes 52 Review Yup a show for girls. We never get sick of a group of guys do we? Very funny and touching at times though. Yes one of those will make you cry/spit out ice cream from laughter shows. The ending is one of those “Awwww.. Perfect ending” ones… It’d been better if Tamahome wasn’t reincarnated and “transferred.” But yeah got to please to cheering fans… Also they make you...

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa
Apr04

Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa

Episodes Movie Review Oh what a tragedy. This was one of those rare animes where I wanted a perfect sappy ending where everyone gets together and lives together and basically Ed returns to Al’s world okay?! But did we get that? Noo… We got a slow developing crappy excuse for an ending that left me more angry than happy or sad. Basically The Nazis are going to have an uprising in Ed’s world and a small group decides the gate is to be...

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Apr04

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Episodes 64 Review I felt that the first version of Fullmetal went astray after the first half of the series. I’ll admit that this version of Fullmetal requires that you’ve seen the first series – only because the pacing is extremely fast for the first 15 or so episodes. This may have been done purposely to avoid boring the majority that have seen it. Unlike the first version, the ending wraps up nicely and there is...

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Fullmetal Alchemist
Apr04

Fullmetal Alchemist

Episodes 51 Review When an anime makes your heart wrench in its end, you know it’s good. A funny, and at the same time dark anime that truly deserves to be rated as one of the best out there. However- what the hell kind of ending is that?!?! Crappy ending that leads to nowhere, too many un-answered questions and I swear Ed had a wooden arm at the end. Prosthetic arm in the time he was sent back? Hell no… And a dragon???...

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Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
Apr04

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Episodes 12 Review HYSTERICAL. For all you US anime fans out there that don’t have access to downloading, imagine Hiro Yui of Gundam Wing only no mecha, but brings enough firearms to school that it can be compared to the Matrix scene in the office building. He detonated a locker containing a love note thinking someone tampered with his stuff… That’s classic…. (puts on the cute voice) FUMOFFUUUUUUUUU! (no idea...

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Full Metal Panic!
Apr04

Full Metal Panic!

Episodes 24 Review Well first off, the dubbing wasn’t too bad but not perfect. The voice actors worked fairly well with the anime, and I had no problem watching most of it dubbed. I had a problem at times with the lack of music in the background in certain important scenes however. Also the storyline tries to focus or accomplish too many things, therefore leaving me confused on whether this series was supposed to be a comedy or...

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Fruits Basket
Apr04

Fruits Basket

Episodes 26 Review Well here’s one of those animes I had watched a part of then dropped in fear that it would be too girly and such. I’m glad I went back to it, I’ll admit. This show is rather hysterical, although I can’t say I’ m too into the story with the mushy stuff. In reality, I don’t give a rat’s ass (hehe) who Tohru ends up with. If you must know, I like Kyo better than Yuki, not because he’s too girly or anything (you know...

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Flame of Recca
Apr04

Flame of Recca

Episodes 42 Review Wannabe shinobi kid finds out he IS in fact a shinobi sent through time with the ability to control a Flame- Which in fact happens to be 8 Fire Dragons. Now for the usual Yu Yu Hakasho-like tournaments… *yawn. So basically every element known to man and then some, turned into relics which kick butt. Rating 8.6

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Final Fantasy VII: Last Order
Apr04

Final Fantasy VII: Last Order

Episodes 30 minute OVA Review Were you confused watching the Advent Children movie? How do you think I felt, having never played the game or missing out on this short OVA? Well, luckily I my brother looked it up and enlightened me that something did happen before the Advent Children movie. Basically Cloud is a useless sack of potato and Zack is forced to drag him around and save his ass every three seconds as Cloud sits there and...

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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Apr04

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Episodes Movie Review This isn’t anime but it IS a Japanese product so… I’ve never played the game. From all the criticisms and praises I’ve heard/read about it, this is how I feel. If it can make a person who has NEVER played the game WANT TO play the game and visit dozens of sites to read character bios on the game’s character and storyline, then it IS a good movie. Sure it confused the heck out of me...

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Apr04

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Episodes Movie Review This isn’t anime but it IS a Japanese product so… When I first saw this movie, I realized it had NOTHING to do with the Final Fantasy games… Even if I had never played one. That part confused the heck out of me before I was able to accept that movies didn’t have to have anything to do with its original high money rolling name to make another million. Anyway, it was another movie based on...

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Fate/Stay Night
Apr04

Fate/Stay Night

Episodes 50 and a movie (set in an alternate universe) Review Okay… First off, I’d like to say: WTF?! This well animated, well orchestrated series went NOWHERE. I was awaiting the climax to this crap story until the very end and still didn’t rise over a plateau set out from the beginning. Not only was the character development slow and pointless (The main character did NOT change from beginning to end.), but there...

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FAKE
Apr04

FAKE

Episodes 50 and a movie (set in an alternate universe) Review Story is cute, sweet, and funny. Two cops in NYC. Read the mangas.. That’s all I’ve got to say. Mangas in my opinion are always better and more descriptive, and funnier too in terms of all the little things they can write/draw in one little space. Mostly just kissing in the anime, but not much. Only in the last manga did they do it. And in the world of yaoi...

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Eureka 7
Apr04

Eureka 7

Episodes 50 and a movie (set in an alternate universe) Review Rarely do you find a 50 episode series that keeps you on the seat from beginning to end with little to no plotholes and/or disappointments. Not only does this series have style, great animation, diverse characters that you find you love in a short time, and an intensely deep plot with a dash of love, but it’s also got mechs… MECHS! People compare this series to...

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Ergo Proxy
Apr04

Ergo Proxy

Episodes 23 Review This series became a real disappointment to me. I first noticed this around episode 5 however. Anyway, the story was dragged, lacked any sense and tried to incorporate a suspenseful and mysterious feel to it but failed… REALLY BADLY. It first talks about a dome called Romdeau whose inhabitants are brainless worker ants in a society where the government dictates their every way of life in exchange for total peace and...

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Elfen Lied
Apr03

Elfen Lied

Episodes 13 Review This series contained a LOT of blood, rolling heads, amputated limbs and naked girls. Can one ask for more? The story is about a virus that gives humans horns, red hair and eyes, and “vectors” (extended invisible hands that can reach from two meters to eleven meters and can split your head open or squish your body like a tomato.) that is spreading throughout places in Japan after the awakening of the...

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Elemental Gelade
Apr03

Elemental Gelade

Episodes 26 Review What made this series fail is not only the fact that its plot was unoriginal and boring, but also a sense that its creation had not asked for more than just mediocre way to pass time. The story is about an amateur sky pirate named Cou Van Giruet, and his quest to bring this mysterious girl named Reverie (Ren) Metherlence to Edel Garden- where “Edel Raids” (beings with amazing powers, such as Ren herself)...

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Durarara!!
Apr03

Durarara!!

Episodes 24 episodes series with the 25th in an OVA. Review You know a show is going to be good when it has exclamations on its title. While the series is a shortened version of the manga, it’s still really good and allows you to fall in love with all the characters. A boy named Mikado Ryuugamine transfers to a school in Ikebukuro, longing for some excitement in his life. As his friend Kida Masaomi shows him around town, he is...

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Dragon Ball/Z/GT
Apr03

Dragon Ball/Z/GT

Episodes Multiple Seasons Review Based on the Chinese legend of Journey to the West (You know that Monkey King thing with the monk…), this anime basically repeats itself over and over again, using the same excuses, relatively the same moves, but different animators. The animation gets better and better thoughout the individual series. One question remains… WHY WON’T GOKU JUST DIE?! AND STAY THAT WAY?! Even after his...

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D.N.Angel
Apr03

D.N.Angel

Episodes 26 Review I had access to the entire series, but after watching the first 3 episodes, I found that it wasn’t for me. 14 year old cutesy love didn’t do it for me… And yes I saw the last episodes- I told you I had access to the entire series… Too cute and one dimensional in my point of view. Animation was stunning however, and that kept me going for a good 5 episodes. The plot was blah with the usual...

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Digimon
Apr03

Digimon

Episodes Multiple Seasons Review I watched all of Season 1,2,3, and parts of 4 as they aired in the US channels. Season One was cute, Two was slightly weak, Three was just mind-blowing with the storyline and Four was too weird for me with the kids becoming digimons themselves. My favorite being season Three, I think the plot was a lot deeper than most little kids would understand. I’m thinking the creators wanted to either...

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Death Note
Apr03

Death Note

Episodes 37 Review I was skeptical about watching this series at first, because I had read the manga and disliked its ending and pacing after the first half… To my delight, the oddly numbered 37 episode series showed how an anime can in fact be better than its manga counterpart- by dropping out all the long, dragging parts and adding special light saber effects on simple movements such as writing in a book. And of course, by...

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Darker than BLACK – Kuro no Keiyakusha: Gaiden (OAV)
Apr03

Darker than BLACK – Kuro no Keiyakusha: Gaiden (OAV)

Episodes Four 24 Minute Episodes Review Events that lead up to Darker than BLACK: Ryuusei no Gemini. Hei and Yin try to live a normal life, however Yin is transforming something that may lead to the end of the world.   Rating 8.3

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Darker than BLACK: Ryuusei no Gemini
Apr03

Darker than BLACK: Ryuusei no Gemini

Episodes 12 Review Two years have passed since the first series and Hei is in Russia. He meets a girl named Suou Pavlichenko whose twin brother and father are somehow connected to the new war between contractors and various organizations. During a battle, Hei loses his contractor powers and is forced to fight harder than ever to prevent the world from ending by killing his former love and partner, Yin. Well if you watched the first...

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Darker than BLACK
Apr03

Darker than BLACK

Episodes 25 Review After the mysterious appearance of a strange and chaotic area called Hell’s Gate in Tokyo ten years ago, the natural stars at night disappeared, to be replaced with fake stars that represent an individual being called a Contractor. Contractors, humans with special abilities appear, unbeknownst to the public, are relatively emotionless (though this does not seem to appear so in the series- AT ALL.) and act...

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Dai-Guard
Apr03

Dai-Guard

Episodes 26 Review What… The …Hell? This thing started and ended like it never happened. You know how you hate series with good storylines but have bad character development? Well this series has none of that. As a matter of fact, it’s the TOTAL OPPOSITE. There were 26 episodes of somewhat decent character development then BAM! It ended. I was waiting for the next episode to air after watching episode 26 to realize...

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Cyborg 009
Apr03

Cyborg 009

Episodes 26 Review Yes crappy animation, but for some reason I got hooked to it as it progressed. Might have been the fact that the voice characters caught me (that Digimon Tai kid…) or the fact that there was nothing else to watch at the time… Rating 7.75

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Cowboy Bebop
Apr03

Cowboy Bebop

Episodes 26 and a Movie Review Sporadic it may seem at first, but damn- this is one of the best action sequences you will find. Made to surpass Hollywood movie camera angles and a hell lot more excitng. What got me was that in the movie, Spike was nearly invincible seeing as he was strangled, bleeding, and thrown into the water from high heights and lived. However, the series ends with Spike dieing after a gun versus sword fight....

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Cooking Master Boy
Apr03

Cooking Master Boy

Episodes 52 Review Who knew the culinary field was such a dangerous place? This show contains celestial pots and pans, talking food, evil cults and lots of blood spilled- and they aren’t all from the meat about to be cooked. I don’t know what kept me watching it, but one thing is for sure- The show did nothing to help me improve my cooking… Rating 7.3

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Apr03

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Episodes 25 episode conclusion to the first season. Review The struggle between The Black Knights and the rest of the world continues as Lelouch battles his friends, family, and ultimately, himself… You would think the continuation would be just as fantastic as the first part, but no… It dragged, went off in weird tangents and somehow things got rushed in the end. In general, the plot skewed off elsewhere and left you...

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Apr03

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Episodes 25 episode cliff-hanger with a sequel to follow. Review In the future, Japan is conquered by the Brittanian Empire and renamed “Area 11″ which causes much unrest and hatred towards the empire from the “Elevens”. When seventeen year old Lelouch Lamperouge accidentally finds a mysterious girl named C.C. and receives the power of the “Geass”, he joins and leads a group of terrorists as the...

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Claymore
Apr03

Claymore

Episodes 26 Review If you’re looking for a fresh new anime with an amazing storyline that will blow your mind out, this isn’t the one. However, if you’re looking for something to fun to watch, containing big swords, buckets of blood, tight white outfits, and blonde half-demons, this is your show. The story starts off with the murder and devouring of a human boy named Raki’s family, and his meeting with a...

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Chrono Crusade
Apr03

Chrono Crusade

Episodes 24 Review What I find mildly amusing and satisfying about this series is the fact that it started off as a light-hearted slapstick comedy, but ended in such a sad and heart-wrenching way. The character development on the main characters are flawless and the entire series was paced in such a nice way. I definitely recommend this series to any anime fan in search of great animation, great story, demons, gun fights, magic, and...

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Chobits
Apr03

Chobits

Episodes 26 Review Nothing like watching an 18 year old freshman in college squirm about his virginity and nose-bleeding over magazines. Funny anime of the awkward stages in life as well as that cutesy pink fluff that I’m known to hate so much. Cute for the girls, and a little something for the guys ^_~ They even try to add a deep chain of events and mystery, but it just drags over a cheaply illustrated book with bunnies in...

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Cardcaptor Sakura
Apr03

Cardcaptor Sakura

Episodes 70 Review Basically a girl’s show. Cute with a sweet romance between what… 12 year olds? But seriously too cute to hate with a cool story to it. Hey I own the Clow Cards and I’d NEVER turn them any other color… Yue and Kero kick butt though ^^ And hell, Sakura’s brother Tori and Yue/Julian are GAY, get over it. American/Canadian editors feel that American/Canadian kids are too fragile to handle...

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Candidate for Goddess
Apr03

Candidate for Goddess

Episodes 12 Review The series was cut short and discontinued, probably because it resembled too many other mecha shows, primarily Evangelion. Still, it was cute and quite funny while it lasted.   Rating 8.2

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CANAAN
Apr03

CANAAN

Episodes 13 Review Two years ago, Shibuya was ravaged by a biological terrorist attack using the deadly Ua virus. Maria Osawa was saved when her father inoculated her against the virus, but is left with partial amnesia from the shock. She works as a cameraman when she reunites with a girl named Canaan who is a gifted assassin with synesthesia in Shanghai, China. Along with friends they find along the way, they uncover the dark secrets...

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Blue Submarine No.6
Apr03

Blue Submarine No.6

Episodes OAV Review Pretty freaky and makes you think. Once again, the human race and its civilizations are depicted as the evil of the world. The computerizing with the animations was a bit rough at times, but it was an okay anime. Rating 8.4

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Blue Gender
Apr03

Blue Gender

Episodes 26 Review Yes we humans are a plague. Good story to it though I must say some of the animation was a bit off in terms of proportion. For some reason I bursted out laughing when the girl got squished by a giant bug so suddenly… @_@ I’m just evil like that. Nice twist to the story and full of insane people. (Tony- squeeeee! …… ) For some reason however, it lacked something.. the “umph” that...

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Blood+
Apr03

Blood+

Episodes 50 Review First some spoilers… OMFG, NATHAN IS ALIVE SOMEHOW AFTER GETTING SLICED IN HALF WITH SAYA’S BLOOD WHILE TOTALLY GORGEOUS SOLOMON DIES?! WTF?!. Okay now that that’s over… First a summary: Saya Otonashi seems like a normal high school girl that lacks memory of events prior the one year she spent as the adopted daughter of George Miyagusuku, along with her brothers Kai and Riku Miyagusuku, but...

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Blood : The Last Vampire
Apr03

Blood : The Last Vampire

Episodes Movie Review Forty-eight minutes long with no answers to your questions. While its visuals are impressive at times (but CG just totally awkward at others), the cast displayed a monotone and flat performance, with the exception of Saya’s Japanese voice. Most of it was in Japanese with subtitles and the English spoken while the character was in America sounded even more unexpressive. Much too short to develop the...

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The Big O
Apr03

The Big O

Episodes 26 Review The series starts off slooooooooow and basically attempts that mysterious shadowy past approach… And fails for the most part. Basically uninteresting, however the last five episodes did finally spark my attention- in which ended the series only to be discontinued in Japan. Years later, they decided to make a second series for American fans, and I hear they failed at that too. Somehow this big mecha series with...

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Beyblades
Apr03

Beyblades

Episodes Multiple Seasons Review Watched most of Season One, and some of Season Two. Animation changes drastically between them. Who knew spinning tops could save a drowning child/take over the world? I’d say people with Bit Beasts are cheaters since the poor kids with regular supermarket bought tops would get chewed up too easily. But hey, if there’s an army of kids out there getting paid to play with tops all day, sign...

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Basilisk
Apr03

Basilisk

Episodes 24 Review The story tells of two feuding shinobi clans under a temporary peace treaty suddenly gone to war again when the shogan decides to use the two clans as a way to decide his successor. Each side chooses ten warriors and fight to the death to gain the support of the Tokugawa government for the next thousand years. It is a bloody, action-packed anime with lots of swords, beheading, hair, naked bodies, and of course,...

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Area 88
Apr03

Area 88

Episodes 12 Review A young pilot named Shin Kazama is tricked into signing a three year contract by a jealous and competitive childhood friend, landing him in Area 88, a mercenary air force base secluded in the desert of a war torn country. Determined to earn $1.5 million dollars to buy his way out and return home, killing becomes second nature to Shin as he quickly rises in rank amongst the other pilots of Area 88. Filled with shame...

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Appleseed / Appleseed Ex Machina
Apr03

Appleseed / Appleseed Ex Machina

Episodes Movies Review Even though it’s computer animated, it’s still “anime” so here it is. ^^ A decent story, based off the graphic novels of Shirow Masamune (Ghost in the Shell). So if you like GITS, you’ll like this movie. The computer animation was okay for its time, but the thing to notice is its screenplay, especially its camera angles. The story is about the aftermath of a global war, where in the...

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Angelic Layer
Apr03

Angelic Layer

Episodes 26 Review Wait… I remember now… THIS is why I don’t like the Shoujo genre in general. -_- Very girly, kiddy, and oh so aggravating. If I had control of a moving doll, I’d kick Misaki’s butt in that game. I have heart of the cards AND I believe in myself! -_- Okay and I’m sorry, but any game that involves “dress your own doll shaped like a woman with perfect features” would...

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Angel Sanctuary
Apr03

Angel Sanctuary

Episodes 3 OVAs Review The anime slaughtered the story. I mean it… READ THE MANGAS. The anime just tried to highlight all the important parts, and basically made an inconsistent, rushed feeling that is just sickening. It’s like watching a clip show that will send you into more confusion. Animation was great and hey, Kira is cute and all, but he prefers black leather over a crappy green trench coat Mr. Chief Character...

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Akira
Apr03

Akira

Episodes Movie Review In a time when lip movement just went up and down with barely any facial expression, Akira became a mile-stone for animation with its expressive facial movements and lip-synched movements of the mouth and sound. (The Japanese voice actors’ performance were recorded first, THEN the animation was based after it- the opposite of what is usually done.) A true classic, but at the same time known for being...

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Air
Apr03

Air

Episodes 13 Episode Series and originally a Visual Novel. Review The story starts off slow, but there is a definite plot to it. If you can hold out to the end, it’s worth the seemingly long wait. The art is fantastic and the opening song is very catchy, so it shouldn’t be that hard. Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey to find a girl with wings, like the one his mother had told him about as a child. Along the way he settles in...

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Welcome to TFL Design version 17
Apr03

Welcome to TFL Design version 17

FINALLY… THE SITE IS… 90% DONE… The overhaul I’d been meaning to do for YEARS is finally here. So first off, you will notice that I am aiming for more of a blog feel. Yes, nowadays it’s hard to update this site with graphics. Not only do I no longer have as much time, I also feel updating with random garbage I shit out in 10 minutes just for the purpose of updating, is no longer tolerable. Wait, did I...

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Welcome10
Apr03

Welcome10

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Welcome5
Apr03

Welcome5

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