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Knights of Sidonia
Knights of Sidonia 2014

Awesome anime by Netflix! It's similar in setting to Attack on Titan, but set in space. The story development and understanding of the Gauna is very similar to understanding Titans, but overall this anime is excellent! Can't wait for Season 2.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 2009

Awesome anime! I loved it and it's great and much better than the first incarnation of the anime.

The Man from Nowhere
The Man from Nowhere 2010

Good action, but the plot is a little confusing and convoluted. I'd just watch it for the action, and not for the story and if you like Won Bin.

Princess Aurora
Princess Aurora 2005

This movie starts off interesting, but the murder scenes are ridiculous. The movie tries to keep you interested and curious by leaving hints as to why Soon Jeong is murdering these people, but by the time you find out, you've already stopped caring. My girlfriend and I started to laugh at the ending... so that's how bad this movie is to us.

Death Note
Death Note 2006

I loved this anime. There isn't a lot of action, but there's a lot of strategy and thinking. It's almost like a chess game between L and Kira.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000

Not a bad movie, not a great movie. This is a typical Hong Kong movie to me...

Infernal Affairs
Infernal Affairs 2002

Infernal Affairs was an intense drama highlighting how intense it can be for undercover cops. There was great acting and chemistry throughout the movie. I wish it was slightly longer as they could've gone much further in depth into the situations. That said, this is still a great movie.

Kung Fu Hustle
Kung Fu Hustle 2004

Kung Fu Hustle was extremely funny. I had never seen Stephen Chow's other movies so this was extremely creative and whacky to me. I'm told that this is only an average work, but if this is average that I can't wait to see his other stuff.

Fearless 2006

Fearless has great action sequences and the usual martial arts choreography. The basic story was great but I feel like it was executed a little poorly. The ending was a little anti-climactic and left a bad taste in my mouth.

Battle Royale
Battle Royale 2000

This movie had a cool concept of having students kill each other and then having one winner. But the concept quickly grows old as they run out of interesting ways to kill each other. Some students get stuck with really crappy weapons while others get really powerful weapons. The movie is gruesome and twisted so be prepared for that.

My Sassy Girl
My Sassy Girl 2001

This movie was really sad! I hope that he found the girl in the end, but if it's based on a true story then it's unlikely they ever met again. This movie made me cry...

Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War
Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War 2004

A good movie, but a little melodramatic.

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight 2008

This movie was awesome. The acting was superb by Heath Ledger, but I can't say the same for Christian Bale. The movie was long, and at one point you'd think it was almost over but then it goes on for another hour. Despite that, the movie is dark and intense and it will keep you captivated.

Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop 1998

Cowboy Bebop is an awesome anime and it's now a classic! It's a must watch for any anime lover. It's great because each episode can be watched as a stand alone show and you don't need to watch all of them in a day long marathon (though you may still want to).

Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle 2004

This was a great movie. Very creative, as usual for Miyazaki, and I found this one more touching and enjoyable than Miyazaki's other movies (i.e. Spirited Away)

Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist 2003

I loved Fullmetal Alchemist as well! The character development is great and the theme is quite different than other animes. I love the way they used the theory of equivalent exchange throughout entire series.

Naruto 2004

Naruto is a great anime but I wish they would stop putting in fillers! I want to see him train some more those are the best eps to me.

Bleach 2004

This anime is good when there's action, but there's too many filler episodes. I'd recommend to stop watching after episode 63 as it's a good stopping point before the next long drawn out story begins.

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