I want to fill out personal notes for everything that doesn't already have them on my Hummingbird list so I figured I'd give everything a short 'review' here and then fill the personal notes based on those. These are gonna be short, but combined with my past set of reviews they'll basically serve as "What nat thinks of animes" for anybody who might care for whatever indiscernible reason. Probably I will keep up better as I watch more stuff too.
Attack on Titan
Decently done but mostly forgettable to be perfectly honest. It caught on big but it was a solid execution on a basic common formula and nothing more.
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren
A good follow-up to the first season. It didn't damage the closure of the previous season's ending as far as I'm concerned and it stayed a fun and pleasant watch throughout.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Pretty decent! Good soundtrack, cool mecha, and a nice dash of intrigue mixed in with the action. C.C. is me irl.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Largely similar to the first season, except worse in some notable, frustrating ways, for example whilst the first season wasn't exactly the best in terms of male gaze shit, they kinda doubled down on it in R2. Avoidable stuff like that is what mars this and it's all the more frustrating that they could have done very obviously better.
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
Almost a scene-for-scene remake of the major early parts of NGE on a significantly increased budget. Not groundbreaking but really cool to see.
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Things start to diverge from NGE here and it's decently well done but it's not the most compelling either. Some of the differences are interesting but others feel unearned and pointless.
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
The events of 3.0 are completely different from anything in NGE so they're treading new ground in the franchise at this point; certainly it isn't a perfect film but I'm a sucker for impressively designed and produced sequences, and 3.0 has a good handful of them.
Fairly standard, but more effort went into it than I might have expected to have been put in. It managed to keep me for its whole run and I never would have imagined that would happen.
Stylish as hell and consistently fun throughout.
Ghost in the Shell
I understand that this film is something of a tonal departure from its source material; my only previous exposure to GitS was playing the demo version of the PS1 game as a kid, so I don't really have a point of reference for that, but I loved this film all the same. Kinda strikes me as a masterpiece, in that I can't really find anywhere to pick a fault.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)
The source material is a classic that has inspired countless works spawned since it began, but the original stands above the rest still. Relatively typical Shounen fare in broad terms but far more interesting in execution. Lateral thinking plays a far greater part than any kind of typical power escalation, and the juxtaposition of seriousness with the series' silly sense of humour keeps everything fresh and not solemn or angtsy.
K-ON! (and the rest)
I love K-ON so much. Everything is so pleasant and cute. Watch K-ON and relax and have a good time with the Light Music Club.
Kill Me Baby
Cute and silly; an easy watch. I wish Sonya wasn't so mean.
Love Live! School Idol Project
Nothing groundbreaking but a pleasant, if typical, slice-of-life/drama show. The idol music is pretty good which is a bonus if you're into that.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
A lot of people like it for the wrong reasons but I can't deny that Madoka is an incredible show. Even if it doesn't resonate with me quite so much as it does with a lot of people I know, it's an incredible show even in purely technical terms alone, and it's more than just that.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
I don't know that there's really a lot for me to say here. Certainly not perfect, but iconic, and its high points are very high indeed.
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
Well hey this is kinda cute and doesn't seem as gross as it sounds! Kuroneko is pretty cool!
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai.
This is getting pretty creepy...
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. OVAs
Cool as hell in a lot of ways, and seems like a reaction to Eva for reasons that a lot of people kneejerk into saying is ripping it off. Ultimately it's marred by a weak home stretch that breaks my suspension of disbelief as a result of poorly-handled relationship stuff, which is really disappointing, but much of the show is worth seeing.
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Ends up not being as creepy as the title implies but is almost completely unremarkable.
Does some pretty gross stuff with one character specifically but is otherwise pretty good as long as you don't try to think about the mechanics too much.
A fun little thing that's a really quick watch.
If you're as into cute + silly girl shows as I am then you will love this too.