A Certain Scientific Railgun is a much better counterpart to Magical Index that feels like an intriguing cop show set in an X-Men-like universe. It’s still got a lot of anime pervery sins though.
An interesting, mysterious story that while gorgeously animated, feels more like a stand-out episode of a Sci-Fi TV series than a standalone movie.
If you, like me, finished the main series thinking "Well, I'm not really sure what happened, but there's another movie to wrap up those loose ends" then this won't be too satisfying. While some questions are answered, it creates more than those it answers. It does have one of the greatest fight scenes I've seen in animation.
Evangelion is what made Mecha a great genre, filled with existential psychological enigmas and religious imagery. It is easily one of the most influential anime ever to have been created.
Every anime sin is committed here in a show that feels like it was Frankensteined together out of everything kids in the early 2000s said they liked about anime.
The unsettling lovechild of The Matrix and Donnie Darko, Lain is an existential ride that is hauntingly more relevant today than when it aired 22 years ago.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →