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Anime Reviews

So I watch anime. It’s not all kids’ shows; there is a fairly large corpus of stuff that I think is well worth watching. Of course, that stuff can be hard to identify, particularly for someone who hasn’t spent many, many hours watching anime and figuring out where to find the good stuff. To help people find stuff worth watching, I’ve written in-depth reviews of quite a few series, and given them scores normalized on a 0 to 1 scale.

Originally, this was going to be for a website titled “Beyond the Fifth Star;” almost everything on the list has been given five-star ratings by some other site, because that’s the first filter I use to decide whether or not to watch something. These reviews have been accumulating for five years or so now, and it seems like this is my chance to make them public. Thus, without further ado, the list:

0.99 Cowboy Bebop
0.98 Maison Ikkoku
0.97 Last Exile
0.95 Hataraki Man
0.92 Haibane Renmei
0.88 Irresponsible Captain Tylor
0.88 Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (Movie)
0.86 Nodame Cantabile
0.85 Bakemonogatari
0.84 Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The
0.83 Lain
0.82 Great Teacher Onizuka
0.80 Asatte no Houkou
0.79 Kurenai
0.77 Ouran High School Host Club
0.75 Shingetsutan Tsukihime
0.74 Mahoutsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto
0.73 Hellsing
0.68 My Neighbor Totoro (Movie)
0.67 Kimikiss (Pure Rouge)
0.65 Kurogane Communication
0.65 Love Hina
0.60 Kareshi Kanojo No Jijou
0.60 Lucky Star
0.52 Chobits
0.51 Trigun
0.45 Stellvia of the Universe
0.43 Kodomo No Omocha
0.42 Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
0.40 Vision of Escaflowne, The
0.35 Kimagure Orange Road
0.32 Blue Submarine no. 6
0.23 Porco Rosso (Movie)