From the White Picket Fence

Married? Check. 2.5 children? Check. House? Check. White picket fence? Does brown privacy fence count? Check.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Blood+


Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural
Otinashi Saya is a high-school girl who lives a peaceful life with her adoptive parents, or at least has been for the last year. She has no recollection of her life before. But that is about to change as her destiny is about to be forced into place.
There are monsters in the world Chiropterans to be exact, they feed on the blood of humans. They have the ability to look like humans, but can become a grotesque killing machines when needed. Normal means of destruction seem to have no effect on them. Normal knives, bullets, even explosives, have little effect on them, maybe just slow them down a bit as they heal impeding their healing only slightly. But Saya has the ability to make that different. Her Sword + Her Blood kills them. And her blood is the only blood that can do it.
I give this a rating of R due to violence, language, and adult situations
There are 50 episodes in this series

Angelic Layer


Genres: School life, Romance, Game
High schooler Misaki Suzuhara has not seen her mother since kindergarten. At that time her mother told her she was leaving home due to work and did not know how long she would be gone. Truth was there was a problem with her leg and she wanted it to be fixed before she saw her daughter again. Now seven years have passed and Misaki is in junior high, old enough (12?) to go to Tokyo on her own to stay with her aunt and to visit her mother. On her way there she discovers that many people are "fans of” Angelic Layer, a battling game where electronic dolls called angles are used on special tables to fight out dules. This is also where she sees her first dule with the angle Athena, and becomes very interested in Angelic Layer. With the help and encouragement of an eccentric man, wearing a white lab coat and glasses, Misaki purchases her own angel and names her Hikaru. Though Misaki is new to Angelic Layer she is sure she can create an angle that is small and strong just like the angle she saw when she first arrived in Tokyo. Misaki starts school at the Eriol Academy and makes a few friends there. One of which is a Kindergartener, Hatiko Kobayashi, she is a Deus, a person that contols an angle , and an expert at Angelic Layer, and has an angle that is well know for being incredibly fast. Misaki also befriends Hatiko’s brother Kotaro Kobayashi and his friend Tamayo Kizaki, a girl fascinated by martial arts (both are in her class). Misaki knows that with all of her friends around her supporting her she can become a great Angelic Layer Deus and that Hikaru can become a great angle just like Athena, the Angle she first saw when she came to Tokyo. Misaki hopes that by doing this she will be able to show her mother just how strong she is and how much she loves her.
I give this a rating of PG-13 but only due to occasional language.
There are 26 episodes in this series

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Myself; Yourself


Genres: Drama, Psychological, Romance, Slice of Life, Shojo

5 years have passed since Sana Hidaka left his hometown and moved with his family to Toyko. Now he is a high school student and has returned to take his classes there. Though many things are the same, a lot has changed since he left. While some old friendships remain strong, others will need to be worked on. This is the story of 6 friends, self-realization and discovery.


I give this anime a PG-13 rating due to language and subject matter.


There are 13 episodes in this series.

Air/Air T.V.



Genre: Drama, Romance, Supernatural


Yukito Kunisaki is a traveler searching for a “girl with wings who files down from the sky” as told to him by his mother in a ledged passed down through generations of his family. During his journey he meets a strange girl named Misuzu. Lured to her house by hunger and the need of a place to sleep Yukito is quickly befriended Misuzu and her mother and decides to stay in their small town and look for the winged girl. A story spanning a thousand years begins to unfold around the relationships that they build.


I would give this anime a rating of PG-13 due to language.


There are 12 episodes in this series.