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Heroman Review

Summery: Joey Jones has his toy robot turn into a huge mecha robot at the same time his home town of Center City, USA is invaded by aliens. He finds himself the only one in the position to stop it.

Number of episodes: 26

Why I picked it up: Stan Lee, mecha, BONES, this had to be awesome, right?

Why I Finished This: The only reason I finished this was because I was blogging it for Rabbitpoets. Otherwise, I would have dropped this. It’s weird, because Heroman isn’t exactly a bad anime. It sits at a constant level of okay-well, except for a terrible ending. The story is okay, nothing original. The characters are okay, mostly just typical sterotypes. The fights were okay. Sometimes the episodes would be dumb, but for the most part they were okay. It was an enjoyable ride. So I shouldn’t be as bitter about it as I am. The problem is there were the few episodes that were amazing, that really stole the show, and gave the impression that this could have been SO much more then it was. I don’t know if for those episodes, someone else produced it, or if those days the producer decided to care, but those couple episodes really blew me away. Then we’d return to the level of okay leaving me still hungry for something more. Whoever was responsible for producing this series most of the time, their heart just wasn’t in it most of the time, and with the difference between the episodes, that became apparent.

Unfortunately, if the producer’s heart isn’t in to it, mine can’t be either.

Who Would I Recommend This To: No one. I don’t want anyone to be as disappointed as I was.


MAL Rating: 6

My Rating: 2/5 It was okay.

Other reviews:

Psgels gave it a 72.5 out of 100

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Kimi Ni Todoke Review

Here’s a drinking game. Marathon Kimi Ni Todoke. Everytime Sawako cries or says ‘I’m so happy’, take a shot. Get super drunk.

Summery: Sawako is shy, sweet, good natured girl. Sawako has the unfortunate curse with looking at the character Sadako from The Ring, scaring her classmates. However, her classmate Kazehaya sees right through it, and tries to pull her out of shell, prove that she’s not scary and along the way, make some friends.

Episodes: 25

Why I Picked It Up: I like shoujo stories, and I heard this was suppose to be a really good manga.

Why I Finished It: I’m not entirely sure. This series never really grabbed me. At one point, I had to marathon eight episodes. It never got bad enough for me to drop, but I never got into it either. I did like Chizu and Yano, and the arch between Chizu and Ryuu was amazing. The ending was sweet. But aside from that, it didn’t really appeal to me.

But: For me, there are a lot of buts. I didn’t like Sawako or Kazehaya, I thought the plots in the first 2/3 were boring, clichéd, and moved way too slow. It was completely unrealistic, to have a girl go from suddenly an outcast to liked by her classmate. It wish-fulfillment for any girl having to deal with the suckage that is middle school and high school, plain and simple, that a prince charming will appear out of nowhere and make everything all better. Maybe it’s my personal resentment dealing with middle and high school. It’s also, while all shoujo is wish fulfillment, there’s so many shoujo manga out there not getting an anime that I’d love to see, while Kimi Ni Todoke, one of the shallower shoujo stories out there, gets an adaptation.

Who Would I Give This To: Any girl looking to escape the hell that is high school or especially middle school.

Final Rating: 2/5-Meh

MAL rating: 6

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