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    Fruits Basket

    Tohru finds herself living in a Tent though some unforeseen tragic circumstances until she comes across Yuki Sohma and Shigure and Kyo After her mother’s death, Tohru Honda finds herself living with the Sohma family consisting of three cousins: Yuki, the ‘prince charming’ of their high school, Kyo the hot headed, short tempered outcast, and Shigure the mischievous novelist, if not sometimes that of a pervert. Tohru finds out the Sohma family secret that when a member is hugged by the opposite gender or they are tired out, they turn into the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Filled with many lovable character and many plot twists along the way,…

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    Mushishi

    Thanks to Adam Bould for an amazing Review! Well met reader, this shall be my first review on TokoRetreat and as I’m sure many of you are, I was spoilt for choice over shows to recommend to anime viewers. Decided to start off with one I think went largely unnoticed, the supernatural drama (maybe? Billed as a detective series according to wikipedia), Mushishi Premise: Set in 19th century Japan, the world of humanity runs it’s course, however alongside us are hidden beings appearing in all shapes and sizes capable of many a feat, to help or hinder, they are known as Mushi. The series follows Ginko, a “Mushi Master” on his journeys…

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    Princess Tutu

    Thanks to Sally Harrison for another amazing Review! Once upon a time, there was a duck who fell in love with a handsome Prince. Her sole desire was to get the chance to dance with him. One day the Prince’s heart was shattered and the pieces were scattered across the land, leaving him in an emotionless state. The little duck eager to help him retrieve his heart makes a deal with a mysterious story teller named Drosselmeyer who gives her a magical pendant that would transform her into a human girl to aid her in her quest. However, if the little duck were to confess her feelings of love to…

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    Ghost Hunt

    Thanks to Sally Harrison for this Review of Ghost Hunt 🙂 Sixteen year old Mai Taniyama loves to tell ghost stories with her friends after school. But one day a mysterious boy named Kazuya “Naru” Shibuya of Shibuya Psychic Research (or SPR for short) turns up at her school, hired by the school’s principle to investigate some suspicious phenomenon plaguing the abandoned school house. Mai’s curiosity gets the better of her when she goes to investigate the old school house causing an accident leading to Kazuya’s assistant Lin, to get injured. As a result, Kazuya talks her into taking his place until he recovers. Later it becomes apparent that the…

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    Full Metal Panic!

    Another older one here Today we have Full Metal Panic! “2002” Sousuke Sagara, a seventeen year old military specialist working for the secret organization MITHRIL, has been assigned to protect the latest “Whispered” candidate Kaname Chidori. To complete this task Sousuke will have to deal with enemies from his past as well as the occasional panty thief. Unfortunately for Sousuke, the toughest part of his mission isn’t only protecting Miss Chidori but also getting used to living an average High School students life, no easy task for someone raised on the battlefield The series is set in a parallel world, based upon actual world events around the late 20th century…

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    Ranma 1/2

    It must have started about 15 years ago, a good friend introduced me to Ranma 1/2 the story revolves around Ranma Saotome and Akane Tendo. Both have been arranges to be married by there fathers, but Ranma seems to be a popular guy and Akane seem to have her share of interested guys too… will they get in the way? The odd thing is that Ranma has a little secret that he got when visiting the cursed springs of Jusenkyo, the story goes that if you fall into one of these cursed springs you take the form of whatever died in that spring when your splashed with cold water. The…

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    Ghost in the shell stand alone complex

    Today we have Ghost in the shell stand alone complex I really need to watch season 2 of this Anime as every episode tells a different story’s of the peoples living in a future where becoming cyborgs is becoming normal. The story follows a group called Public security Section 9, Paz, Borma, Saito, Batou, Motoko, Togusa, Aramaki, and Ishikawa, as they solve crime in Niihama But is there something else that’s trying to take over? in this world of cyborgs will you be hacked? Here is the opening by amazing singer Origa “more in her later” Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX Kōkaku Kidōtai STAND…

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    Blue Exorcist, Ao no Exorcist

    I’ve just started watching so its early days yet but going from what I have seen its only going to get better The Story revolves around a young man called Rin Okumura at first he seems like your typical drop out, gets into fights, can’t keep a job But then you kind if see its not his fault as the world around him is not as he imagined it was when he finds out that his dad is… well your have to find out yourself Beautifully animated with 25 episodes and a movie This world consists of two dimensions joined as one, like a mirror. The first is the world in…

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    Attack on Titan

    It all started at Toko 2013 Everyone was talking about it, Cosplaying it and well raving about Attack on Titan! The series is based around Eren Yeager a young man “starts with him as a child” that lives in a world where giant beings called Titans is the norm. Titans seem to thrive on eating humans and can sense you wherever you hide.. the inhabitants of this world have build there civilisation reliant on giant walls to keep the Titans out… sadly these walls are under threat and a Titan gets in and destroys Eren’s home and he loses a loved one in the attack. But something is not normal…

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    Rurouni Kenshin / Samurai X

    Rurouni Kenshin tells the story of Hitokiri Battōsai “The manslayer” After years of being the Battōsai Kenshin try’s to leave his past behind and start a life of a wandering samurai. The thing is he no longer wishes to harm anyone, so he now holds with him a sakabatō Katana “reverse blade sword” that is near on imposable to kill someone with, he goes around helping though in need and then one day he meets Kamiya and she starts to get him involved in the running of her Dojo All in all a very enjoyable Anime that spans OAV/TV/ and live action film and not to mention that I may…