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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →