They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of T.P. Sakura: Time Paladin Sakura, Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel, VitaminX Addiction, and more!
5: T.P. Sakura: Time Paladin Sakura
Japanese: T.P.さくら タイムパラディンさくら 時空防衛戦
MAL Score: 5.90
The project is a spinoff from Circus’s D.C. Da Capo franchise and features the Yoshino Sakura character as a seemingly ordinary third grader with secret special powers.
4: Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel
MAL Score: 6.01
Haruka Minazuki and Aoi Kannazuki are freshman high school students and best friends. During the day they help with school activities but at night they thwart enemies like Black Auction and other villains as Red Angel and Blue Angel, the Twin Angel team.
The story is not that complex nor should or can it be in a two episode series. However it does it right but sticking to the basics and not trying to cram too many characters or complicated plot devices down our throats. The story is about Haruka and Aoi, two young girls who are like sisters and fight evil under their alias as Red and Blue Angel. The main villain is a group named Black Auction and their actions are pretty vague. They try to steal statues and books but there is not real explanation as to why they want these things other than they are an evil organization and that’s just what they do. During the course of the story the Angels have to learn courage and their role together. They are helped along the way by the mysterious Misty Knight who is a direct rip-off of Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon, right down to the rose stem throwing weapon. There is plenty of magical action and it does manage to be very exciting and well animated.
Haruka and Aoi are both pretty engaging and fun characters. Haruka is definitely the alpha personality of the group but she has her vulnerable side which is well portrayed as the story unfolds and manages to develop quite a lot as a person through the plot. Aoi is your typical sweet and very moe character type. She is almost sickingly sweet but I found it really impossible to not like her. The rest of the characters are really more or less background, and that includes the villains. As I mentioned before Misty Knight is a total copy of Sailor Moons Tuxedo Mask even down to his role in the story as a bit of a cheerleader to pick up the Angels when they are down.
The real strong point here is in the art and sound department. The animation is smooth and beautiful. Vibrant colors and beautiful character designs make this a stunning anime to watch. Unlike a lot of magical girl stories the artists don’t try to throw in a bunch of echii transformation scenes and panty shots as there is only one short transformation. I found this pretty refreshing honestly. The voice acting is superb, Mamiko Noto does her best bringing out Aoi and her moe’rific personality. The songs are also cute and catchy to listen to.
Overall, despite not being original at all I found this to be a very enjoyable series to watch. If you like cute things or magical girls you will like this series too. It’s full of fluff and pretty vapid but I could think of a lot worse things out there to waste an hour on.
All-in-all it’s a fun watch with good animation and entertaining action.
Being a stand-alone two episode OVA it takes me back to the “old days” of renting or buying random anime. Back before there was decent anime information on the internet. You’d just have to watch the tape without any context of whatever series it might be related to and see if it was any good. This would have been one of the good ones.
3: VitaminX Addiction
Japanese: VitaminX Addiction
MAL Score: 6.04
The story is set at Seitei Gakuen, an elite private academy that teaches every level from kindergarten until college in Tokyo. A new female teacher named Minami Yuuri is starting her second year of teaching here, and she is now moving up from teaching middle school students to the assignment she had sought after: grammar for high school students. Unfortunately, she gets assigned to class 3-E. The class, called “Class X,” is an infamous group of seniors who lack study skills; it is said that all of their previous teachers have retired due to ulcers or neurosis. Minami must try to reach out to these students, including the six leaders of the class “B6” (Baka 6), and get them into college.
VitaminX is as much a bad anime as a bad reverse harem. There’s only 3 episodes, but each second of it felt like my head was crushed by the hand of these cursed bishies.
I’m complaining, but what was so bad about it you may say ? Well, from my point of view, everything. Boring scenario, failed humor, annoying characters.
By the way, while we’re on the characters, let’s talk about the boys, because if it’s reverse harem, the story is supposed to be about them. Well fuck, I didn’t know dumb was the new sexy. How am I supposed to swoon over a dude who is shown like a complete idiot ? And it’s not just one, all of them are like this. But you may say : “Who cares if they can’t do an addition, if they’re hot, then it’s good.” Then let me tell you one thing. The chara-design was so bad that I thought that someone had throwed up on my screen.
And that’s not all. The anime try so much to be a good reverse harem anime that it become ridiculous. All the characters are clichés of themselves, and it’s so bad that it’s not even funny.
I can’t even say that I was disappointed by this anime, because I never had great expections for it. I just feel like I have wasted my time.
I rarely give such low notes, but this time I can’t force myself to put on top of 2. The only thing that pushes me not to put lower is the only positive point of this anime: the opening. But without that, there’s only a huge mess of all the bad things left.
2: Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai: Hadairo Ritsu Kyuuwari Zou!
Japanese: 俺たちに翼はない 肌色率九割増!
MAL Score: 6.42
An OVA bundled with the non-adult version of the OreTsuba PC game. The OVA has more fan service than the TV series (what they call, “nakedness plus 90%”).
1: Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
English: Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan
MAL Score: 6.57
Sakura Kusakabe, a mere junior high student, has committed a horrible crime. Or, rather, he will commit a crime—20 years into the future. The crime in question? He will prevent all women from developing past the age of 12, with immortality as an unintended side effect. As a result, the angel Dokuro Mitsukai is sent from the future as an assassin, armed with with a magical spiked bat named Excalibolg. However, rather than kill him, Dokuro wants to take a different approach. She resolves to be a constant nuisance to Sakura, in an attempt to prevent him from focusing on anything long enough to create his criminal technology.
With Dokuro going against orders, the angel Sabato is sent out to complete Dokuro’s mission. Between the impulsive Dokuro—who often murders Sakura with her bat before reviving him with the magic words “Pipiru piru piru pipiru pi”—and the electric baton-wielding Sabato, Sakura’s life will never be peaceful again.
So let’s give you the premise of Dokuro-chan. Basically she is an angel from the future who is here to protect Sakura from other angels from the future who want him dead for something he will do in the future… making all future women loli’s. Ooooooooook. There have been far sillier anime plots so I can go with that. But that isn’t all of course, because Dokuro really loves Sakura and naturally is a jealous tsundere and in her fits of rage and jealousy kills Sakura…a lot. She beats him to death, she turns him into bloody soup, she impales, she decapitates, and dismembers in every way you can. But she’s always really sorry and being an angel buy saying her really cute “Pi-piru-piru-piru-pi-piru-pi!” she can bring him back to life. Of course Sakura is always quite upset (you think!?) and needs to remind Dokuro to stop beating him to death. Aww. Now I imagine this is supposed to be funny. Well maybe I woke up on the wrong side of the bed before I watched this or I was PMSing, but I thought this blatant cruelty was about as funny as, well being bludgeoned to death. Oh and you think it can’t get much worse than that? Add that an angel having his or her halo removes causes them to immediately have uncontrollable explosive diarrhea. Nice.
You’re probably thinking… aren’t you being a little harsh? Its only cartoon violence! I’ve seen shows that have been pretty raw before, Inukami! comes to mind, but many other shows that involve similar character types often have some pretty crude and sometimes cruel behavior. Such as Louise horse whipping Saito from ZnT, etc. This is different though the amount of spraying blood and gore is just so over the top that it is hard to top. Even some of the most violent anime out there like an Elfen Lied or Claymore were not bloodier than this one. And those weren’t comedies.
Now that I have gotten of my soapbox lets discuss the other parts of this series. Like I said at the start the art was one of the things that initially interested me in the show. It doesn’t disappoint there, Dokuro and all her friends are very cute and adorable, which in a way makes the way they behave so hard to accept. The music and voice acting is pretty good too. The OP song is pretty cute and cuddly sounding, well unless you read the translation.
I made it through this anime, because it was short 12 min episodes… and I really wanted to like it. I thought if I kept watching that eventually I would get some entertainment from it? I even watched the even shorter second part, honestly because I had already gotten it and I figured I might as well watch it too. This show truly disturbed me and I don’t think I have ever been more offended by something in my life. If it was possible to give it a “0” in enjoyment I would have. Reading the other reviews for this I see that I am probably in the minority on my thinking here. I don’t know what to say to you if you liked this show. Personally I think you need to see a shrink. If you’re reading this and wondering if you should watch it, I recognize that we all have different tastes, if you’re a fan of dark comedy shows like South Park (I am not) then you would probably enjoy this. Otherwise I would stay very very far away.
The visuals and sound were really well done considering how short the series is, but then, that’s just how series like this work. Short, but high-quality (well, the good ones, anyway). The premise alone is what got me to watch it and I wasn’t disappointed. You have to take this series for what it is: brainless fun.
Look, I really enjoy stuff like Cowboy Bebop, Kanon (2006), and Gundam Wing…but sometimes you just gotta let off some steam. You can’t always be serious and this really hit the spot for me. Especially since my last 3 series were Air, Black Lagoon, and Kanon (2006). Talk about heavy…I really needed this!
The first episode alone was almost too much…the appearance of the "monkey" left me almost in tears, I was laughing so hard. I’m sure my neighbors were wondering if I’d cracked! It wasn’t some cerebral joke, it was just so completely unexpected, it really caught me off-guard. That, and I happen to find monkeys funny in general. Nothing afterwards hit my funnybone THAT hard, but it was still worthwhile.
Kick back, let go of your rational mind for a bit, and enjoy this blood-soaked comedy for what it is and don’t try to analyze it too deeply. It’s just plain fun.
"Pipiru piru piru pipiru pi!!!!!!!!" -Dokuro-chan
First, and quite possibly most importantly, the storyline. A quote from MyAnimeList.net’s description:
“Problem is, Dokuro is very temperamental, and is constantly killing Sakura (and lots of other people too) in incredibly bloody ways with her giant spiked club.”
This *is* the storyline. The whole anime revolves around Dokuro walking around, swinging her club around in a giant grand melee, and then gasping in shock (or not) and singing her little song to bring back the person she just killed. There are other sub-plotlines describing relationships, competitions between angels, and so on, but they seem rough and thrown in to make up for the astounding lack of any other content. The main body of the anime, as stated before, is nothing but a huge bloodbath of random violence and destruction.
On a slightly happier note; if, somehow, you manage to avoid being led off by the absence of a storyline, you will probably enjoy simply looking at the action on the screen. While there are animes that are undeniably drawn far better, Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan does an excellent job of matching very random animations with the action. A wide variety of styles of drawing are used for emphasis in certain scenes, although one main style dominates.
Similarly, a wide variety of sound is used effectively throughout the show, drawing to mind the old radio stations of the 50’s that often used their arsenal of bells and whistles for the entertainment of their listeners. While watching the anime, you may find that the little tune that Dokuro uses to revive people (pipiru pi!) begins to annoy you by sheer repetition.
Character, however, is another weak point. All of the characters have firmly established personas, but none of them have the least bit of depth. As a story progresses, you might expect characters to acquire some bits of personality, but instead they remain almost entirely set in the personas given to them in the introduction.
This anime, as stated earlier, is something you watch in the wee hours of night as a way to get a quick laugh without immersing yourself in a good story. I would not recommend anyone looking for a high quality, strong anime show to watch this.
As a note to the supporters of this anime: I understand that some people will not agree with my assessment of this show. Please, instead of flaming my or posting detrimental comments, post your own review to challenge my opinion.
Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!
1. Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
2. Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai: Hadairo Ritsu Kyuuwari Zou!
3. VitaminX Addiction
4. Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel
5. T.P. Sakura: Time Paladin Sakura