Basically just going to be reviewing the most recent animes I’ve watched and what i liked about them, what i didnt like about them, and if id recommend them. The animes I’ll be talking about today/tomorrow are Blood+ , Naruto/Naruto Shippuden , Darker Than Black, Tokyo Ghoul, Deadman Wonderland,Noragami, K/K Project, Samurai Champloo, Elfen Lied, High School Of The Dead. You can find and watch all animes listed on, or just googling them yourself. I have only watched them all in japanese with english subtitles so i will be going off that.


Description: A girl named Saya awakens from a 30 year sleep living with an adoptive family. She is walking home from school and she hears a violin playing and looks over to see a nicely dressed pale man with his dark hair strung up in a pony tail playing a familiar melody. She cannot figure out where she knows it from or why it sounds familiar. We learn about Sayas long past and her trying not to relive it as well as her trying to change the future for the better. the only problem being, theres a time limit before she goes into her next 30 year sleep. If she doesn’t fix the future now, there will be no world to wake up to.

Pros: unique storyline, interesting backstories, lovely music, characters you fall in love with. also, great intro and ending songs.

Cons: sometimes theres a bit too much backstory

Length: medium, not too long but over 2 seasons long

Do i recommend it?: Most definitely. definitely expect gore though. and a pretty badass katana.

Naruto/Naruto Shippuden 

Description: NARUTO UZUMAKI IS GOING TO BECOME HOKAGE ONE DAY, BELIEVE IT! now, i know i said i watched all these in japanese but i started naruto in english and couldnt handle it because of how utterly obnoxious narutos voice was. however, in japanese its actually an amazing show. theres very little i can tell you as the show has so so so much going on but its about a boy name Uzumaki Naruto whose training to become a ninja. His ultimate dream is to be recognized by the people of his village, Konoha, and he thinks the way to do it is to become the Hokage which is essentially the “king” or “head” of the Hidden Leaf Village of Konoha, where Uzumaki Naruto lives. the problem being, he sucks and just goofs around. we follow naruto through his childhood and his ninja training.

Pros: everything. weaponry, storylines, amazing character development, in both looks and personality. you feel for every character encountered. its like a world is built around you, like a really good book. you feel as though you, too are in the ninja world with Naruto.Also, some great intro and ending songs.

Cons: lots of filler – but all of it can skip parts of it but its best to go back. i havent watched all the filler myself however.

Length: long as hell, still not done. Naruto is about 200 episodes and Naruto Shippuden is still chugging along at 416.

Do i recommend it?: most definitely, its worth every second. Naruto is more of a family show, Naruto Shippuden is more serious and more bloody.

Darker Than Black (this is including all 3 seasons, including the ova)

Description: Human-looking creatures called Contractors exist in the world. Each contractor has a super power of sorts but after using it so much, they have to make a payment in accordance to their contract. No one knows who the contact is for or to, all they know are contractors are bad news generally as they have no feelings and are most certainly not human despite their looks and that they only appeared when the Gate appeared. We follow a contractor named Hei/Li, a man who is as merciless a contractor as any and more badass than most.

Pros: Very unique storyline and a surprising attachment to certain characters.

Cons: the ending was highly disappointing. Not even remotely as expected. which could also be a pro, for some.

Length: medium

Do i recommend it?: If your looking for something that you have to pay attention to, yes. but you have to expect twists and turns everywhere.

Tokyo Ghoul

Description: (a bit of spoiler but only from the first episode i suppose) Its Tokyo and Ghouls walk the streets. They look exactly like every other human except they feed on human flesh. They are seen as bad guys by the general public. as one who feeds on human flesh is very similar to vampires and theyre typically bad guys who can’t control their appetites. There are bad ghouls in this world but also good, who just want to blend seemlessly with humans and not kill to get their nourishment. We follow a boy named Kaneki Ken as he realizes that after a chance encounter and accident in which he nearly gets eaten by a ghoul, he himself has turned into one. He is not pleased by this at all and we follow him as he tries to figure out not only how to live his life but also how to live it as a ghoul. Honestly amazing, well thought out and just all around outstanding.

Pros: amazing intro song for the first season, amazing character and atmosphere development. gorgeous graphics, you connect with every character on a personal level. makes you think and is a show where there really are no true bad guys. Just a bunch of people trying to coexist.

Cons: none….but needs to continue because screw where it ended and screw a ova

Length: 2 seasons, ova to come out

Do i recommend it? yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

Deadman Wonderland

Description: (a bit of spoiler but only from the first episode i suppose) There was an incident in the center of Tokyo a few years back in which a red hole opened in the earth. Tokyo is generally abandoned until an amusement park buys the land in the center and opens up Deadman Wonderland, a prison/amusement park hybrid meant to bring in tourists in which prisoners worked at the park and lived in cells beneath it. In the show, we follow a boy named Igarashi Ganta, who is the sole survivor when The Red Man, a man in a red cape that covers all of his face but his smile, massacres his entire middle school class. Needless to say, Ganta is sent to Deadman Wonderland to serve his death sentence when hes found guilty due to video evidence of him admitting it to his lawyer. We follow Ganta as secrets about the prison, and new secrets about himself are revealed. Warning to all, it is very gorey.

Pros: very good, interesting show. different than anything else ive seen and very psychological.

Cons: i Wish the second season hadnt gotten put on hold as it leaves off at an unsatisfactory spot.

Length: 1 season

Do i recommend it? most definitely worth a watch. great intro.

I am going to stop here but will continue reviewing the rest of the animes listed at the top in a new blog post tomorrow. Thanks for reading – let me know what you think of these animes!