Tokyo Majin

We can’t go back to being normal high school students together. – Aoi Misato

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Rating: 4.5/5
Release: 2007
Episodes: 26
Watch: http://www.hulu.com/tokyo-majin

Summary

There are mysterious deaths occurring all over Tokyo, people disappearing at night and reappearing by day as corpses. A group of high school students have their powers awakened due to demonic spirits throwing the spiritual balance out of order. Tatsuma Hiyuu and Kyouichi Horaiji are two high school delinquents, along with class president Aoi Misato, archery master Komaki Sakurai, wrestling captain Yuuya Daigo are all led by Aoi’s childhood friend Hisui Kisaragi. Their goal is to restore the balance and order before the world is destroyed.

Review

  • There is alot of action throughout the series, alot of fight scenes that are beautifully animated
  • Kyoko Touno is such a stalker, she annoys me most of the time… but I suppose she grew on me a little
  • Although Kyouichi is unnecessarily mean to Aoi at the beginning of the series, the two share an emotional moment in season two that made me fall in love with the pairing… there are emotional moments between Aoi and Tatsum and Hisui as well, but this is my favorite pairing
  • I would have given the series a 5/5 rating, but the ending left me feeling incomplete.. it is the same as the anime, so there most likely won’t be anymore episodes to answer any of the questions left unanswered
  • I like closure so that is why the ending of the series bothered me so much

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Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Address:
238 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: (703) 534-8666

Day Hours
Sunday  5:00pm – 9:00pm
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Parking Rating: 4/5
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Price Rating: 3.5/5

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Syoyu Ramen – Egg Noodles with Soy Sauce Flavors and Pork Broth
Rating: 4/5

  • Ramen was good, flavorful with lots of ingredients… my only complaint was that the pork was too fatty for me

 

 

 

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Rating: 3.5/5

  • The fish along with the tuna roll were both decent, the rolls were a little messy and falling apart as I ate them

My Top 25 Pokemon: Pokemon Red and Blue

My top favorite is Scyther out of all 718 Pokemon.
You can see all 718 Pokemon here: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page

scyther

 Scyther
Pokemon #123
Type: Bug, Flying
Evolution: Scyther >> Scizor
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I could not sort by rank amongst the other 24 Pokemon, so I listed according to the Pokedex.

bulbasaur

Bulbasaur
Pokemon #1
Type: Grass, Poison
Evolution: Bulbasaur >> Ivysaur >> Venusaur
bulbasaurivysaur  venusaur

 

charmander

Charmander
Pokemon #4
Type: Fire
Evolution: Charmander >> Charmeleon >> Charizard
charmander charmeleon  charizard

 

charizardCharizard
Pokemon #6
Type: Fire, Flying
Evolution: Charmander >> Charmeleon >> Charizard
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squirtle

Squirtle
Pokemon #7
Type: Water
Evolution: Squirtle >> Wartortle >> Blastoise
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butterfree

Butterfree
Pokemon #12
Type: Bug, Flying
Evolution: Caterpie >> Metapod >> Butterfree
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pidgeot

Pidgeot
Pokemon #18
Type: Normal, Flying
Evolution: Pidgey >> Pidgeotto >> Pidgeot
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pikachu

Pikachu
Pokemon #25
Type: Electric
Evolution: Pichu > Pikachu > Raichu
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sandslash

Sandslash
Pokemon #28
Type: Ground
Evolution: Sandshrew >> Sandslash
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vulpix

Vulpix
Pokemon #37
Type: Fire
Evolution: Vulpix >> Ninetales

vulpix ninetales

 

arcanineArcanine
Pokemon #59
Type: Fire
Evolution: Growlithe >> Arcanine

growlithe arcanine

 

alakazam

Alakazam
Pokemon #65
Type: Psychic
Evolution: Abra >> Kadabra >> Alakazam

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rapidash

Rapidash
Pokemon #78
Type: Fire
Evolution: Ponya >> Rapidash
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dewgong

Dewgong
Pokemon #87
Type: Water, Ice
Evolution: Seel >> Dewgong

seel dewgong

 

cuboneCubone
Pokemon #104
Type: Ground
Evolution: Cubone >> Marowak

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gyaradosGyarados
Pokemon #130
Type: Water, Flying
Evolution: Magikarp >> Gyarados

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dittoDitto
Pokemon #132
Type: Normal
Evolution: none

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Eevee
Pokemon #133
Type: Normal
Evolution: Eevee >> Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon,
Sylveon, Glaceon, Flareon, Leafeon
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vaporeon

Vaporeon
Pokemon #134
Type: Water
Evolution: Eevee >> Vaporeon

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jolteonJolteon
Pokemon #135
Type: Water
Evolution: Eevee >> Jolteon

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flareon

Flareon
Pokemon #136
Type: Fire
Evolution: Eevee >> Flareon

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snorlax
Snorlax
Pokemon #143
Type: Normal
Evolution: none

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articunoArticuno
Pokemon #144
Type: Ice, Flying
Evolution: none

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dragonite

Dragonite
Pokemon #149
Type: Dragon, Flying
Evolution: Dratini >> Dragonair >> Dragonite

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mewtwoMewtwo
Pokemon #150
Type: Psychic
Evolution: none

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Fruits Basket

True kindness isn’t something we’re born with. It’s something we had to work on. – Kyoko Honda

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Rating: 4/5
Release: 2001
Episodes: 26
Watch here: http://www.hulu.com/fruits-basket

Summary

Tohru Honda’s mother passes away in a tragic car accident. She is supposed to stay with her grandfather, but renovations on the house pushes her to move out temporarily. Tohru has nowhere to stay, so she lives in a tent in the woods. Her classmate, Yuki Sohma, discovers this and she begins to stay with him and his family. The Sohmas are cursed, 12 members of the family are possessed by animal spirits of the Chinese zodiac. These 12 members that are cursed turn into their zodiac animal when hugged by the opposite gender, weak or under stress. Tohru discovers the family’s secret and promises not to expose them. The series follows her relationship with the Sohmas.

Review

  • I genuinely felt bad for all of the challenges Tohru faces throughout the anime… I really loved and cheered for her character to overcome all obstacles
  • At first I really hated Kyo Sohma, the rat of the Chinese zodiac curse, but through his interactions with Tohru he becomes a better person throughout the series
  • Really interesting concept for an anime, I liked the storyline and it kept me engaged
  • I wish the anime had more episodes to include some events that happened in the manga… but I am still overall happy with the series