Review: Parasyte the Maxim

There is just one word I can think of to describe my experience while watching this anime. Wow. From the beginning it captivates you immediately and doesn't give you any time to buckle up for the ride before it goes full throttle into the story which at first seems just a horror story about monsters vs humans

The Beginning

However, as the story continues you are immediately vested in the characters growth as people and what their lives mean in the middle of this seeming chaos unfolding around them. The development of each character is natural and does not feel forced - every individual has a unique personality and all of them matter to the overall story arc


There is a balance to the storytelling, there are moments of intense action, sadness, and humor that it helps drive the human elements of the story. The way it explores humanity from prey to predator.. Parasyte to host is spectacular and kept me on the edge of my seat. At the end of every episode I found myself diving into the next one to see where the story would progress

In conclusion, to quote a very near and dear friend of mine..

I was always on the edge of laughing, crying, and screaming, but in the end, it was totally worth it.

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Showcase: 19yr old makes Anime

This amazing video was made by a 19 year old Chinese student. Unfortunately, I do not read the language so can't give props but if you do credits are at the end of the video. This is one of - if not the best - fan made pieces of art that we've seen.

Review: Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied is a beautiful anime with action packed sequences from the get-go but isn't your plain over the top action driven anime. There is definitely an underline story about what it means to be human, true friendship, and love.

We are introduce to Lucy early on and immediately are told two things about her. Her powers are beyond that of a regular humans and she is a cold-blooded killer with no remorse.


As the story progresses we learn that things are little more - complex. As Lucy after injuries is found by Koda and his cousin they take in Lucy and the series takes on an almost slice of life feel to it. Delving more into the relationship between characters who are completely oblivious to Lucy's true nature.


There are moments of gratuitous nudity for no purpose other than to have it which I found tasteless. But there are times of extreme storytelling to try and convey the pain each character has lived through. So there is a balance of sorts. All in all it is a really good anime worth watching and at only 14 episodes makes for a good binge watch.

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Released: TOON.NINJA BETA v0.2.2

v0.2.2 Changelog

  • Fixed post resolution on screens higher than 1920x1080
  • Fixed series title alignment bug in series description
  • Fixed progress bar for video playback
  • Changed site-wide font to Droid Sans
  • Improved series listing UI
  • Resolved HTTPS issues
  • Fixed inaccessible robots.txt file
  • Cosmetic changes to Series-Episode title
  • Added settings panel with Debug Info
  • Removed Kiwi Chat
  • Various bug fixes and cosmetic changes

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Review: Cyborg 009 vs Devilman

There's not much to say about Cyborg 009 vs Devilman. The story is sub-par, there is no character development as it assumes you already know the characters beforehand, and it's entirely gratuitous with its action sequences. This is what I imagine you get when two teams get stoned together and someone says "Wouldn't it be neat if we made a cross-over?"

Cyborg 009 vs Devilman

If you're a fan of either of these franchises then you might enjoy this series to get more screen time with your favorite characters. If you're a fan of both franchises then this OVA series will be pure ecstasy for you. All in all it's a good time waster but definitely won't be topping any list

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