Arpeggio of Blue Steel

Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Military, Psychological Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (Violence, profanity, suggestive themes) Platforms: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 TheAwersome Rating: 7.3 / 10 (Not bad) Premise: In the year 2039, effects of global warming have caused sea levels to rise, resulting in drastic losses of land. To make matters worse, a mysterious fleet of powerful warships named “The Fog”... Continue Reading →

Plastic Memories

Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, Comedy Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (Occasional profanity, violence) Platforms: Crunchyroll, Hulu Episodes: 13 TheAwersome Rating: 7.3 / 10 (Dece) Premise: 18-year old Tsukasa is beginning his job at Sion Artificial Intelligence Corporation. SAI Corp is responsible for the creation of “Giftias,” highly advanced androids nearly indiscernible from normal humans. Giftias have a set... Continue Reading →

Fate/Extra – Last Encore

Part of the Fate Franchise Genre(s): Action, Fantasy, Magic, Sci-Fi (loosely) Age-Appropriateness: 17+ (Violence, Profanity, MUCH fanservice) Platforms: Netflix Episodes: 13 TheAwersome Rating: 6.2 / 10 (Nothing special here) Premise: Tsukimihari Academy is an artificial high school that serves as the setting for the next Holy Grail War. Created by the Moon Cell computer, the... Continue Reading →

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale

Sequel to Sword Art Online II / SAOA: GGO Genre(s): Action, Game, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Romance Age-Appropriateness: 14+ (Violence, language, partial nudity) Platforms: Hulu Episodes: One 2 hour movie TheAwersome Rating: 8.4 / 10 (Solid installment in the series) Premise: Virtual Reality games are losing popularity due to the introduction of the Augma device which uses... Continue Reading →

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

Spinoff of Sword Art Online II Genre(s): Action, Game, Military, Sci-fi Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (Violence, language) Platforms: Netflix, Crunchyroll, Hulu Episodes: 13 (one recap episode) TheAwersome Rating: 8.1 / 10 (Solid all the way through) Premise: Clad in desert pink, and only the size of a child, the infamous “Pink Devil” mercilessly hunts other players in... Continue Reading →

Darling in the FranXX

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi Age-Appropriateness: 14+ (Violence, Blood, profanity, partial nudity) Platforms: Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation Episodes: 24 TheAwersome Rating: 9.2 / 10 (Solid, stellar piece) Premise: Humanity has been driven nearly to extinction by giant beasts known as Klaxosaurs. Children are raised and trained to pilot giant mechas known as FranXX -the only... Continue Reading →

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door)

Sequel to Cowboy Bebop Genre(s): Sci-fi, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery Age-Appropriateness: 16+ (Violence, profanity, suggestive themes) Platforms: None Episodes: One 2 hour movie TheAwersome Rating: 8.9/ 10 (You really should watch this) Premise: Another day, another bounty—such is the life of the often-unlucky crew of the Bebop. However, this routine is interrupted when Faye, who... Continue Reading →

Cowboy Bebop

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Action, Comedy, Drama Age-Appropriateness: 16+ (Violence, profanity, everybody smokes) Platforms: Hulu, Funimation Episodes: 26 TheAwersome Rating: 8.9 / 10 (You really should watch this) Premise: In the year 2071 humanity has colonized several of the planets and moons of the solar system, leaving the uninhabitable Earth behind. The Inter Solar System Police try... Continue Reading →

Shelter

Genre: Drama, Music Video Age-Appropriateness: 7+ (13+ understanding, I don’t know how smart kids are these days) Platforms: YouTube, Crunchyroll Episodes: 1 TheAwersome Rating:  8.3 / 10 (Worth watching, it’s 6 minutes for crying out loud) Premise: Shelter tells the story of Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives her life inside of a futuristic simulation... Continue Reading →

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