After a certain norwegian moderator kindly asked me to simply have a Meta thread for all of this instead of creating multiple topics about it, I agree to his decision so this is my meta thread.
My point of interest in an anime (as an example, if I get a theory that the anime character x is into dogs, I'll post it here with points to prove my point, I'll call these a review)
Newer Reviews, Recommendations and Rants will be posted as new, individual posts by the way, you won't have to scroll through this to find them. Secondly, I'll hide my older recommendations in a spoiler tag, and try to hide my coming recommendations in a tag after a while.
[spoiler=Angel Beats]Its a terrific anime on 13 episodes and a single OVA.
A quick review on the anime itself from the internet:
So well, if you liked the show "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya". Or you're into drama with a good mix of comedy on top. I would advice to check this show out!A hint: watch 40 minutes (2 episodes) before deeming it "boring" or "good".[/spoiler]Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!
[spoiler=Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!]Maid Sama! or Kaich? wa Maid-sama! if you like, is a terrific love story between the coolest guy at school(Usui) and the Prez. (Misaki)
Out of all the love animes I've seen, this is the best one, the quality of the show is amazing, and how Misaki slowly yet surely falls in love with Usui is just amazing. I had tears of joy in my eyes when it ended.
And just look how Usui denies a confession because he's in love with Misaki:
More, more, more!I advice any man and woman of any cultural background (except Swedish) to watch this anime.[/spoiler]
Sora no Otoshimono
[spoiler=Sora No Otoshimono]
The most amazing anime out there at the moment. It's basically a rather perverted kid that gets an Angel that does whatever he asks her to do. Whatever. Destroy the world, make panties explode, create an motorcycle with the ability to slap girl's asses, make him a girl, send him to heaven. Anything.
So, if you're more or less into Ecchi Anime, I'd recommend this anime over any other anime there is.
Also, it has angels with giant bows of decimation that will obliterate anything and everyone that tries to do something mean.
Link to a site where you can watch this masterpiece without paying Megavideo? Sure![/spoiler]
[spoiler=K-on! Anime Review!]K-on!
K-on! is the cutest anime I've seen that far. Plot of the story from a person that's watched 10 episodes: The members form a band and just chillax all day having fun.
The animation, quality and overall character creation is incredible! Not to mention the amount of thought they put into the anime itself when making it. For an example:
I tried to watch this anime some time ago, but due to the bad buffering options available I couldn't get to watch more than 50% of the first episode, and those 50% weren't exactly amazing, so I've badmouthed it before. But when I read that thing above (mob characters with unique personality etc) I was like "Daaaaaaaaamn" and went with a second go (remembering the bad buffering available, I downloaded it, of course.) And it's just amazing.
The main cast of the anime
It's so damn cute
They play rather funny
Ritsu is so damn amazing and cute yet random and tomboyish.
Yui is funny at times, lazing off like that.
Mio is simply entertaining to be around, the mere mention of blood gets her in foster position 5 meters away from the rest shouting "I don't see, I don't hear!"
Rich Blonde Girl who'se name I forgot: Please do continue with your lesbian behaviour, it's so funny=D.
Advisor: DON'T KILL ME! You're very scary!
Those are my thoughts of the members of the band (well, I have 1 more but speaking of her would kinda spoil something)
If you're into cute animes with a fun storyline, light yuri (just for the fun of it that far, I don't know what it'll evolve into) nice enough music and school girls in general, this is the anime for you. It's super cute!
Some youtube videoes of this anime:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3puzqcf1vIThe First Episode of K-on![/spoiler]
[spoiler=Moshidora Anime Review]Please.. sit down, take sip of tea.. relax.. and prepare yourself emotionally.
You WILL cry if you watch this anime.
Of all the animes that's made me cry.. it's in the top 3:
2. Angel Beats!
That's right, I'll do a review on:
Moshidora. (Full title: Moshi Kōkō Yakyū no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no "Management" o Yondara)
It's about the high school girl Minami Kawashima who manages her school's baseball team using Peter Drucker's book on Management: Tasks & Responsibilities, to rally her dispirited teammates and get into the National High School Baseball Tournament.
+ No Fan Service (Heck, you never see any girl in anything else than the sailor uniform or a pajamas)
+Stuff actually happens in the anime (unlike Lucky Star, they actually progress towards something)
-The plot is used. Alot (New trainer on the field turns a group of nobodies into badass players of X sport)
-They use the same scenes over and over again at times.
Still, this anime is great and I'd recommend any person that likes a good story with good characters that doesn't go: "LOOK HERE THIS GIRL HAVE PANTSU"
(Don't get me wrong, I've seen alot of Fan-Service animes, I just like that there exists some animes about a schoolgirl that doesn't focus mainly on her boobs and pantsu)
Moshidora 1st Episode![/spoiler]
[spoiler=Toriko Anime Review]Toriko
Toriko got a wolf.
[b]The opening of the anime nicely tells what it's about. Sorta.
Toriko is an anime about the Heavenly King, Toriko, and his quest to obtain the best full course menu(food) ever made. The animation is made by Toei Productions (They've made alot of groundbreaking animes, most notably among these is One Piece).
Toriko is, like most other animes, an adaption of a manga; the manga has been going in WSJ for 1 year and appears to be loosely based on One Piece. (Instead of "Yonkou" it's The Four Heavenly Kings, instead of the Pirate Age it's the gourmet age.. and the "yonkou" isn't at odds with society, rather, they're society's biggest protector against evil)
However, looking away from the simillarity with One Piece, Toriko is an unique piece of art.
The first episode of Toriko was a co-op with One Piece, to further their relationship (It's the bro-anime of One Piece, yo! Took tha spot from DBZ Kai) and, according to Toei, the anime will be long. Very long.
Toriko is 1 of the 3 animes I count as "The new big 3" with Beelzebub and Fairy Tail..
Oh right, did I mention Toriko got a wolf?
I'd say the animation itself is neatly done, the character variety is epic and the plot of the story is rather bland.
The theme of the anime is: Food.
Overall, I'd say Toriko is one of the animes I look forward to the most during the week, I think it's because the anime focuses on animals, the great character variety.. or the wolf.
As stated, the Character variety is HUGE! To make an example:
This is Tina, she's an over the head, eccentric journalist that would GLADLY sell her soul to
This would be Komatsu, he's a worrywart but joins Toriko on his journeys nontheless. He's a top notch chef and joined Toriko by a "coincidence" in the 1st episode, after that, he's constantly with Toriko and becomes Toriko's unofficial chef on Toriko's journeys.
All in all I'd say Toriko is an unique gemstone among anime and a show that everyone should atleast consider watching.
Toriko 1st Episode!
Soul Eater and me: Maka Albarn.
[spoiler=Soul Eater and me: Maka Albarn]
So, after watching some old Soul Eater episodes for the lulz, I started to realise something; Maka Albarn does some pretty crazy things, for instance, I have reasons to believe she doesn't wear something under her skirt. Notice how theres not even a SCENE of fan service from Maka? Despite the fact Maka had alot of fans when the anime was broadcasted weekly, she didn't get a single fan service scene, heck, you never ever get to see under her skirt! Suspicious? I think so.
Secondly, remember when she went insane? What was the one thing she was begging Crona to do to her in this state? Inflict pain on her.
Thirdly, remember episode 18, when all happened. Maka was dressed up rather nicely (I won't lie, she's deadly cute in that outfit)
But what do I spot in this image? A collar.
My fourth point:When Ragnarok pulled up her skirt, she was deadly quick to retaliate rather painfully, would you chop a person like Crona for seeing your underwear without meaning it? Not a chance, especially not Maka as she's all "nice" and "sane" and stuff. However, what if he saw what was beneath? This scene was what made me think "Maka doesn't wear underwear under her skirt!"
And my final point regarding Maka Albarn's possible Masochism(or however you'll spell it)Her father is a pervert. Im pretty certain she could inherit some of it.
And, the point that can easily defeat my theory: the latest Soul Eater arc, Salvage. However, even though the fact she's not perverted the slightest way is more or less spelled out in big bold letters during this arc, she could still be a masachist.
So yeah, thats my 2 cents on Maka. Call me a perverted hella hentai freak, but the fact is this:Im not a perverted hella hentai freak.Im ALSO a perverted hella hentai freak.[/spoiler]
Im gonna start merging my reviews, recommendations and rants into my meta post (this one), deleting the post with the recommendation when im done merging. Im doing this for 2 reasons:
1. To keep it as tidy as human possible.
2. To avoid people shouting "You do this for post countz!" "Triple post omfg lol noob" and so on. The only reason I post triple is if I make a recommendation and a rant/recommendation and a review/rant and review, and that I was the last poster in this thread. I do this for the pure reason of keeping the thread tidy and I will begin to delete the posts after a while.
I'll let a review/recommendation/rant remain as a single post till a month has passed and a new anime review/recommendation/rant has been made and replaced it as my newest. Meaning, a recommendation will be out for atleast 30 days, and it can be as a single post for along time, but after a while it WILL be merged into my meta and main thread.