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Beyond the Boundary AnimeXcess Beyond the Boundary

Synopsis: Beyond the Boundary is a story about a group of high school students who exist in a world with 2 dimensions. The first being humanity as we know it and the second being populated with monsters called Youmu and their hunters called Spirit World Warriors. Akihito is an immortal half –  Youmu half human “regular” high school kid when he meets Mirai who is trying to commit suicide. Mirai is Read more [...]

Full Metal Panic AnimeXcess Full Metal Panic

Synopsis: Sosuke Sagara is an elite soldier who is part of  an independent special force named “Mithril”. Mithril is a self appointed military that fights terrorism across the globe, with technology that is far superior to normal nations, on behalf of justice. Sagara, a Second Lieutenant working for Mithril, is assigned to the duty of protecting a girl named Kaname Chidori. To do this, he pretends Read more [...]

FLCL Animexcess FLCL

Synopsis: Fooly Cooly or Furi Kuri is probably the most random and jaw dropping-in-confusion anime you will ever watch. Being that it is only 6 episodes long – it’s a must see just based on the absolute chaos it is to watch. We have Naota who is regular 6th grade boy who lives in a boring town. This town is overshadowed by a giant iron which poses as a factory that creates medical machines but covers Read more [...]

Final Fantasy Advent Children AnimeXcess Final Fantasy Advent Children

Synopsis: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, the highly anticipated CGI motion picture sequel to FFVII which has been produced by Square Enix’s CGI team. It is specifically aimed at those who played FFVII back in 1997 and man, those 10 million people are going have a good time watching this… Director: Tetsuya Nomura Studio: Square Enix Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Length: 101 minutes Cast: Read more [...]

Sekirei Animexcess Sekirei

Synopsis: Minato Sahashi has just received the news that he has failed his college entrance exams for the second time.  Depressed and beaten, he begins his walk of shame home to is tiny, lonely apartment. On his way home he quite literally runs into a beautiful girl with an over the top attraction to him. After helping her escape from two very feisty female attackers, he discovers the girl, Musubi, Read more [...]

Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist

Synopsis:  Blue Exorcist follows Rin Okumura, a teenage boy who can’t seem to succeed at anything other than cooking and remaining jobless. Shortly after his introduction Rin finds out that his foster dad, a priest, doubles as a bad ass exorcist… and himself? Well he is the son of Satan, the most powerful of all demons. After witnessing his foster dad’s death, Rin decides that he is going to kill Read more [...]

Fairy Tale Fairy Tail

Review –  Fairy Tail If you like Harry Potter, and also pretty creative hero stories, Fairy Tail is for you.  The anime itself is slow and lacks depth but it makes up for these short comings in creativity and physical comedy.  More than a handful of times I considered my neighbors while I laughed out loud.  This is a great watch for the casual viewer as there is no “one” plot line – it plays Read more [...]

Bleach Bleach

Synopsis: Kurosaki Ichigo is a 15-year-old boy who can see spirits, something that he isn’t too fond of. He meets a Shinigami named Rukia, who was sent to protect his home town from Hallows— destructive spirits with unfinished business on Earth. In order to save his family, Rukia transfers most of her shinigami powers to Ichigo, who seemed to have a natural talent for wielding it!  But Rukia’s Read more [...]

Yu Yu Hakusho Yu Yu Hakusho

Title: Yu Yu Hakusho Genre: Action, Drama, Supernatural, Tournament Year released: – Synopsis 14 year old Yusuke Urameshi , a high school thug with a good heart, dies while jumping in in front of a speeding car to save a young boys life. For his good deed, Urameshi is given the opportunity to return to life after agreeing to assume the role of a Spirit Detective, as  an agent of the spiritual Read more [...]

Zetman Zetman

Title: Zetman Genre: Action/Drama Series: 13 episodes By: TMS Entertainment Date: Apr 2012 – Jun 2012 Synopsis: Creatures created by the Amagi Corporation to fight and kill each other, gain free will and rebel against their masters, killing every human in their way. To eliminate these creatures, a project to create a super human known as ZET was brought into existance as an infant named Read more [...]

Rurouni Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

Title: Rurouni Kenshin / Samurai X By: Studio Gallop/DEEN Series: 95 episodes Date:  January 1996 – August 1998 Synopsis:  The legendary and ruthless  Hitokiri Battōsai was a skilled samurai who spearheaded the Meiji Restoration and put an end the Edo Era. After these accomplishments the Battosai vowed to never kill another person and pursued a peaceful life as Himura Kenshin. Read more [...]

Wolf's Rain Wolf’s Rain

Title: Wolf’s Rain Genre: Action/Drama By: BONES Series: 26 episodes and 4 OVA Date: Jan 2003 – Feb 2004 Synopsis: In a world of eternal winter, wolves disguise themselves as humans to survive. When the world’s rulers start a war to control a strange maiden called “daughter of the moon flower”, the wolves decide to search for her too, uncontrollably attracted by her smell. Will Read more [...]

Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z

Title: Dragonball Z aka DBZ Genre: Action/Adventure By: Toei Animation Series: 291 episodes Date: Apr 1989 –  Jan 1996 Review: How does one begin to review Dragon Ball Z? A series that defined a generation? The action anime grand daddy? DragonBall Z is easily one of the most popular anime in the world. It served an introduction to the anime world for many westerners, myself included, Read more [...]

Hunter x Hunter Hunter x Hunter

Title: Hunter X Hunter Genre: Action/Adventure By: Nippon Animation Series: 62 episodes Date: Oct 1999 – Mar 2001 Synopsis: Hunter X Hunter is an adventure tale about a young boy, Gon, who has a chance meeting with a Hunter named Kaito who reveals that Gon’s father is not really dead and that he is doing extraordinary things. Gon sets out to find his father, and like him, become a great Read more [...]

Gantz Gantz

Genre: Action/Drama Company: Gonzo By: 26 episodes Date: Apr 2004 – Jun 2004 and Aug 2004 – Nov 2004 Synopsis: Two friends are heroically killed while trying to rescue a homeless man who had fallen onto the subway tracks. They awaken to find themselves in a small apartment with other dead people and a black sphere called Gantz who gives them quests to complete. Do not watch Read more [...]

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Genre: Action/Drama By: Bones/Aniplex Series: 64 episodes Date:  Apr 2009 – Jul 2010 Synopsis: Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime embodiment of the Full Metal Alchemist manga. It’s an exciting story following two brothers attempting to convert their bodies back to normal after a botched transmutation. Full Metal Alchemist will go down as one of the favorite animus of Read more [...]

Eureka 7 Eureka 7

Title: Eureka 7 Genre: Action/Romance By: BONES Series: 50 episodes Date: 17 Apr 2005 – Apr 2006 Synopsis: Renton Thurston is the son of a missing hero. He lives in a town devoid of anything exciting with his Grandfather – that is until a girl named Eureka crashes her robot into his Grandfather’s mechanic shop. The story begins as Renton and Eureka go off on an adventure with the outlaws Read more [...]

Claymore Claymore

Synopsis: In a world where humans are the minority, Clare is half human and half demonic Yoma – making her one of the Claymore. They are protectors of the humans and the only thing able to match the Yoma in power. After Clare saves Raki from the tragic fate that fell his family, the boy accompanies Clare on each of her missions. Title: Claymore aka Kureimoa  Genre: Action/Drama By: Madhouse Read more [...]

Baccano Baccano

Genre: Action/Comedy/Drama By: Brains-Base/Aniplex Series: 13 episodes Date: Jul 2007 – Nov 2007 Summary: Set in the year 1711, a immortality elixir is created and immortality bestowed upon a group of alchemists and travelers. Fast forward 300 years – these people are now doing a myriad of jobs including terrorists and members of militias. In an explosion of action – these people are about Read more [...]

Afro Samurai Afro Samurai

Title: Afro Samurai  Genre: Action Series: 5 episodes Samuel L. Jackson. That alone should be enough to solidify anyone questioning – “should I watch this?”  The answer is yes, yes you should. Afro Samurai is an incredible story that encompasses both the traditional aspects of Japanese anime with beautiful weapons and intricate fight scenes as well as the modern technological tactics of handguns Read more [...]

attack on titan shingeki no kyojin Attack on Titan

Synopsis In a highly walled city the survivors of humanity fear one thing above all else: titans. Humans were almost forced into extinction by these skyscraper beings who seem devoid of intelligence or understanding as they eat humans for pleasure. Today titans seem more a historic cautionary tale rather than immediate threat. That is, until teenage kids, Eren and Mikasa, are carried out of town Read more [...]

One Piece One Piece

Synopsis - One Piece Monkey D. Luffy is a teenage boy determined to follow in the footsteps of the legendary pirate king Gol D Roger and become king himself by acquiring Roger’s treasure, known as One Piece. Luffy is unique in that he has eaten the Gomu Gomu no Mi fruit and because of this he is literally made of rubber. Luffy’s rubber body allows him to perform great physical feats which would Read more [...]

Naruto Shippuden Naruto Shippuden

Synopsis  Starting off 3 years after where the original series left off, we find our cast of characters have all grown both in strength and mentality. Naruto comes back to Konoha as the only one of his class not yet moving through the ninja ranks but Naruto has not been idle the last 3 years. He has been training and mastering incredible ninja powers under one of the legendary Sanin Jiraya. Unfortunately Read more [...]

Beserk Berserk

Synopsis: Berserk is a crazy, obscenely graphic anime so risqué even late night Japanese TV didn’t want to show it at first.  Because of this it has quickly developed one of the largest underground followings here in the Western Hemisphere.  The story itself grips you in it’s darkness and pulls you into an unknown world. Title: Berserk aka Kenfu Denki Berserk Series: 25 episodes Date: 1997 Read more [...]

Angelic Layer Angelic Layer

Angelic Layer is a mysterious tale about Suzuhara Misaki – following her from her hometown of Wakayama to her Aunt’s home in Tokyo. By chance she discovers a game by which the participants control robot dolls in a player versus player combat arena. Once Suzuhara creates her own doll, otherwise known as Angels, and names her Hikaru – she realizes she is one of the most talented players to ever play Read more [...]

Last Exile Last Exile

Synopsis: Disith and Anatoray have been at war on Prester for what seems like an eternity. A special group of citizens have formed to monitor the two nations. The only thing that separates them is a great natural phenomenon called the Grand Stream. Lavie and Claus are best friends who both suffered tragedy early in life as their fathers attempted to bring message of peace to Prester. Now that they Read more [...]

Inuyasha Final Act Inuyasha: The Final Act

Synopsis: It’s an increasingly more intense battle between Naraku and The quartet of Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, and Sango. Once Naraku is able to get all the pieces of the Shikon jewel he will be unstoppable. The only way to avoid this is to attain the last piece – but Sango’s baby brother requires it to live. What would you do? Review: InuYasha: The Final Act is the very welcomed conclusion Read more [...]