I'm sure we all have our series that we wish would get a little more love. These are the little guys that have great stories and characters that no one notices. The ones that are shoved into the background, eclipsed by the big, explosive shonen se...
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Plot: In this world of heroes, the majority of people develop special powers, or "quirks", in early childhood. But big-hearted Izuku Midoriya has no "quirk". He admires the heroes and aspires to be one. When he meets his hero of heroes, All Might, he finally gets his big chance! (B+)
Artwork & Animation: A-
Voice Acting: A
Objectionable Content: blood, profanity, suggestive themes
Other: I have not read the manga that this anime is based off of. The character designs are rather strange. The story and characters, though, are a real draw.
Overall Score: A-
Plot: Atsushi is an outcast spurned as someone who brings only misfortune to others. When he has no place to go, he stumbles across a man who is attempting suicide and rescues him. That man is Dazai, a member of a special detective agency whose agents all have special abilities. When Atsushi discovers that he has powers of his own, Dazai hires him on as a member of the Armed Detective Agency... (B+)
Artwork & Animation: B
Voice Acting: B+
Objectionable Content: Blood, suggestive themes/innuendo, profanity
Other: If you're looking for something a little bit different from the norm, this will probably satisfy you. It's a nice mix of detective story and shonen battle manga.
A couple uncomfortable elements from the manga are really played-up and uncomfortable in the anime, though. (Be ready to fastforward through an extremely stomach turning incest joke in the third ep -- in the book, it didn't seem to be dwelt on to this extent, but I'm taking off points in Recommendation for this.)
Overall Score: B
Plot: In the future, mankind has discovered a dimension beyond the three now known -- Dimension W. From this dimension, scientists have discovered a new kind of inexhaustible energy and developed devices called "coils" to harness it. The use of illegal unregistered coils is on the rise, and bounty hunters known as "collectors" are tasked with retrieving them.
Kyouma Mabuchi is one such collector. He hates coils, but his sharp skills make up for any technological disadvantages he may have. Kyouma's job is about to get a lot more complicated when he encounters an android named Mira, who is connected to Dr. Yurizaki, a prominent New Tesla scientist who went missing years ago. (A)
Art & Animation: Uses some odd background shortcuts. B+
Voice Acting: A
Objectionable Content: blood, profanity, suggestive themes/fan service
Other: I started to read the manga before the anime came out. The anime had a couple of awkward points where it got really confusing, but overall, it was enjoyable.
Overall Score: B+
Plot: "Revival" -- Satoru Fujinuma has the mysterious ability to jump back in time. Usually, the ability triggers before something bad happens, and he can only jump back by a few minutes. But when Satoru comes home one day to find that his mother has been killed, a "revival" takes him back 18 years, to when he was only an elementary school student. This was the year that a series of child abductions took place -- two of the victims were his classmates. If this was the starting point of fixing his future, Satoru would have to prevent the kidnappings -- starting with his classmate, Kayo Hinazuki. (A)
Art & Animation: A
Voice Acting: A+
Objectionable Content: blood, profanity
Other: Adapted from a manga called, "Boku Dake ga Inai Machi" (The town without me). I have only watched the anime.
It's a sci-fi/thriller in the vein of movies like "Frequency" and "Deja Vu". Erased is anything but predictable, and it keeps you on your toes (and on the edge of your seat) from start to finish.
Overall Score: A