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so before i go into this, and show you my nice list that i have, let me make one thing perfectly clear: i compare anime to anime! so the manga has nothing to do with it.
i'm also a huge, sailor moon fan! like i watch all the old episodes 200 of them nearly on a yearly basis! and i read the manga way to often because it is that beautiful and i like it that much.
so yes i am not easy to please...

my list - spoilers and opinion included! )

i really believe that a chance was missed here by first wanting to put too much into too little episodes and by saying "ok we only stick to the manga now and leave the old animation behind". from a marketing point of view i can see why they chose that route, but most of the fans who liked the first anime so much and watched it over and over and shared it with they kids were disappointed or simply though of it as hilarious but not that good. in the end it did not pay of well for them... but these stunts rarely do.
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sit back and enjoy the ride!
this one simply takes you on it for sure.
BUT first: you have to accept it is GRAPHIC VIOLENCE and there is a shitton of blood in it- good, well animated blood that has meaning and sometimes it doesnt. also it's a non-linare sorta but not really kind of story, but if you can accept that, and in fact enjoy animated blood (because the animation of the blood really tells you a lot about how good the anime will be and this one - oh boy this one has it all!
they used very different styles on animations- they really went out of their way to mix it up, and that just glued my eyes to the screen!
i also like the different body style- while one can already see the - what i call "beautiful, flat and mass-produced" style - think of Vampire Knight, Ouran High School Host Club, Uragiri Boku no name shitteru etc - they all have the same style of faces and bodies, that's the style i mean-
and kurozuka is not in that style which i really find refreshing!

first things first kurozuka is pretty much a love story- with all the drama and politics around them (well in fact it has some star wars kind of element to it.
the characters are amazing- not just the animation but their actual development is just fascinating
and kuro is really an amazing character to have his story told.
the end is not that surprising if you are familiar with japanese story-telling but the way you go there makes it worth for
and the richness of the animation!
also my most favorite and sadly long gone Shiozawa Kaneto is doing a great job just as usual! and i so admire his voice- he could talk all to me the time - though that might make me unable to do anything but you know being horny *blushes*

please give it a try- it deserves your attention!
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so wolf guy is an anime from 1992/1993 and based on the novels and mangas with the same name.
i personally only know about the mangas though and they are amazing, so yes i will be the first to say that i had high expectations and as far as story goes i was not disappointed- it is a good spinoff of the original.
however, and i have to speak bluntly- 20 minutes never felt this long.
and i'm not able to say why - which simply baffles me
the animation, given the time it was made is not bad; maybe i should have watched it with more focus? i don't know.
what i am amazed of is how you can see the ground works for wolf's rain in that anime.
what i really enjoyed was the variations of love they showed, and it can manifest in all it's different ways- and loyalty and how it manifests in us.
over all it's not a bad OVA- but even if it's not that long, it still takes time to watch it- it is not watched easily!
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so first you ought to know that Mardock Scramble or for you katakana loving people out there マルドゥック・スクランブル is an anime out of 3 1 hour long episodes produced from 2010 to 2012. so yes, its not that young anymore
but I just found it in April this year and was now finally taking time watching it- and because it was so cool, I think that not only it deserves a review but to be also watched by you!
as far as anime is concerned this one was pretty dark especially in the first 2 movies. be aware GRAPHIC VIOLENCE!
but if you do not mind, and are always searching a new nice psycho- sifi story animated then you should totally go ahead and watch it!
the character design is deep and profound and the animation is pretty well made but not the cheap all-we-produce-now-kind of style
so now we talked about the technical details lets talk about the story (without spoilers! at least I hope so)

the whole movie is about motive, action and consequence and how to survive with nothing but your own survival instinct! and its not only the main character but also the others, either by living with there hunted past or trying to find a place in this world, its also about revenge- but I would say, I covered that with consequence of actions done
at the beginning everything is unclear and certainly not what one would expect, but hang on, it gets only better from there!
what I really liked about this anime was that not everything was good, that the main character was not a born ready to be a hero, and that most of the conversations made me think a lot. that some pretty serious math- principals were used were fun too
what I didn't like: its way to short, there many questions not answered - but than again this could be interpreted as a sign of how life goes one will never know all the answers
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Colorful (2010) is a really amazing anime with and interesting story.
its about a boy, who died but gets something like a 2nd chance, but for that he has to undertake a test.
its an interesting story,with lots of drama and things that everyone of us know and can relay to and also scenes we wish to never have to see through. you also get some kind of imegine of the japanese schoollive and how it could be.
the artwork was really amazing, and its done with great care.
if you are bored of the mainstream style of animes this one will make you happy, and with a twisted kind of humor you will have an very enjoyable time.
the anime is a little long (lasts 2 hours and 6 minutes) but the story is worth it.

I totally like it, and I will watch it again, thats for sure!
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it's an movie from the year 1981- its much older than myself *little shocked*- but its one of the most cute things I've ever seen
the animation level, giving the age is amazing, and some ideas I've seen there for the first time, and are even now new
sometimes I#ve seen things that reminded me of gake no ue no ponyo but I do not mean to say that they are very similar, its just sometimes there was a feeling like: ah in ponyo something like that was too, but it was different (since both stories are reaallly different)
sirius no densetsu is a anime for children, but you may also enjoy it, if you like music, because it was done by the NHK Symphony Orchestra and its very amazing and makes the anime enjoyable
if you do not like animes with little text and conversation this may not fit your taste XD

I liked it and enjoyed it BIG time because it was funny, a little sad, and the music was just amazing good movie !!!
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omg, that anime was something else, at first I wanted just to take a look at it, and my plan was to watch each day one or tow episodes, well that lasted till today, today I saw all from episode 3 till 23 >_> it took me hours of course, but it was just soo great, I could not stop, one is really pulled in the story, the different style thats not like everything else thats produced this days, was also a really good extra, and that the story makes a lots of turns one would not expect, just great
also the animation level is really really high, and the characters are well drawn
defiantly one of the best animes I ever saw, and i will watch it again for sure

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