Anime that I love but have subpar dubs.

It’s no secret that I love to watch my anime dubbed. I wanted to give the English Voice Actors a chance and while I liked a lot of dubs there that some shows that I love that have disappointing to subpar dubs which some of them are flat out awful and they completely butchered the show themes, character to even the story.

With that further a do let’s begin with this list.

Digimon Adventure Season 1. 

Episodes 54

Studio Toei Animation.

My score 9/10

Dub score 3/10 

Reason. Horrible script, soundtrack and butchered story and characters.

Digimon is honestly one of my favourite anime series of all time and out of all the Kodomo shows that I watched this is one of the few animes that still holds up to this day. It the show that has a great story along with amazing character arcs that have a theme or a social topic along with the great soundtrack and characters.

The dub not so much firstly the show became more American with immediately butchered a lot of themes and characterization of the show. Also it’s was censored to death with a shitty script.

The only good thing about the dub is the voice acting with was well done.

I could say the same thing for Tamers, Frontier and Tri but I have to admit they are actually have pretty decent dubs but season 1 was the worst offender of the bunch.

Full Moon Wo Sagatashite 

Episodes 52

Studio Studio Deen

My score 10/10

Dub score 2/10

Reason: shitty acting for everyone plus it’s incomplete.

Full moon wo Sagatashite is one of best animes that I seen in recent memory. It is a great coming of age story that deals with the themes of making your life worthwhile before you pass on, enjoying your set dream to the fullest etc. Great characters along with a beautiful soundtrack. Eternal Snow is one of the best songs I have in fiction.

However the dub didn’t do the show any justice as it was plagued with awful and forced acting for everyone. Plus they made Mitsuki more like a bitch in the dub compare to her soft nice and inconstant little girl who just wanted to achieve her dream in the sub.

Am glad they pulled the dub in the second half because that dub was dreadful.

Gatchaman Crowds.

Episodes: 25

Studio: Tatsunoko Production.

My score 8/10

Dub score 2.5/10

Reason Miscast for Hajime and Rui, Subpar and forced acting 

I personally liked Gatchaman Crowds despite its flaws mainly Insight but if there’s one thing I cannot stand about Gatchaman Crowds is the dub.

Hajime may be kinda of a Mary Sue but the dub made it her even more of a Mary Sue as she preachs a lot more in the dub not to mention her engeric noise really got in my nerves very quickly.

As for Rui he sounds more like a bitchy girl in the dub who seriously has health issues. Even tho Rui was my favourite gatchaman crowds characters the voice actor for Rui made him a lot weaker compare to his sub counterpart.

As for the others they are just so forced as hell and they really got annoying really fast.

So if your planning to watch Gatchaman Crowds just watch the sub instead.

Gundam Build Fighters.

Episodes 50 + 1 OVA

Studio Sunrise 

My score 

Gundam Build Fighters Season 1 9/10.

Gundam Build Fighters Try 4.5/10

Dub score GBF S1 4/10, GBFT 1/10

Reason: Lots of miscasts along with poor audio quality especially in Try and super acting especially in Try.

I personally loved Gundam Build Fighters mainly season 1 it had loveable characters good themes along with great visuals that has no stock footage and a amazing soundtrack.

Try on the other wasn’t that good compare to season 1 in fact is one of the weaker Gundam shows that I watch. It’s not awful like the 00 Movie, Seed Destiny or Victory Gundam but it was just a average Gundam show that disappointed me with less 2d characters along with asspulls, plot armor, Wing level of stock footage and soundtrack that gets reused.

Also the Build Fighters Try Island Wars is awful and I consider it to worse than Seed Destiny.

The dub for Build Fighters S1 is Mediocre at best and while it had some characters with good voice acting many for them just felt flat. Sei voice was the worst one of the bunch as he sounds more like a baby in the dub compare to the more mature and determined counterpart in the dub. Reiji voice sounded too old and out of place for a young man. However this is tamed compare to the dub for Build Fighters Try. 

The dub for Gundam Build Fighters Try is downright fucking horrendous. It features a lot of shitty voice acting along with a awful audio quality.

Everyone in the dub either sound like a dumbass or a wooden edgylord.

Sekai voice is just disgusting to listen as it was so forced. Not saying that Sekai was a good character or anything in fact his is the worst character in the build fighters universe and the dub manages to make him even more insufferable with his Gary Sue bullshit that rivals Kira Yamato not to mention he’s a idiot who has no interest of the sport or hobby of Gunpla whatsoever. All he wants to do its just smash things with is Build Burning Gundam without giving a second thought about his health and condition of his Gunpla. Even Shin Asuka is better written than this Reiji hack.

Back to topic.

Yeah the first season dub is kinda mediocre that can be enjoyed but the one for try is one of the worst dubs I have experience in anime.


Episodes: 40 + 1 Movie

Studio: Kyoani 

My score 8.5/10

Dub score 3/10

Reason: Miscasts and shitty acting.

K-On may get a lot of hate of the anime community but I thought is one of best music anime that I seen.

The show may start off slow but slowly becomes one of the most enjoyable animes that I seen that is paced with great themes and characters. Not to mention the music is just wonderful to listen.

However the dub of K-On butchered the shows quality big time as there a lot of miscasts and bad acting.

It was so bad that I stopped watching K-On after the first disc.


Episodes 102 (Only the first 51 episodes have been dubbed)

Studio: Studio Gallop.

My score 10/10

Dub score 4.5/10

Reason: Subpar acting with a quite a lot of miscasts along with butchered script in the dub.

There’s no secret Kodocha is my favourite anime of all time.

It has a great coming of age story of Sana slowly trying to understand the world through growing and learning important stuff such as human emotion, relationships and love. All of the characters were great and enjoyable including Fuka. People may hate Fuka but I personally loved her as she made Sana a stronger character by messing around the relationship with Sana and Akito and Sana learning what is like to have your boyfriend being taken away from your good friend. Not to mention she has a more purpose than the likes for Shirley from Code Geass where she mostly exists to lick on Lelouch dick without any reason. 

The soundtrack and the Japanese voicing of Kodocha is just beautiful and well acting.

This hurts me but I thought the dub kinda sucks

Firstly many of the English voice acting just got tiring after a while with many of the characters sounded stuff. Also the script is a major downgrade compare to the Japanese version as it likes to censor a lot of themes and social topics.

As much I hate to this but Laura Bailey as Sana is worst lead role. Laura Bailey as Maka and Tooru may be bad but my god Laura Bailey as Sana was just disappointingly bad. Her Sana just sounds so forced and uncomfortable. I know many people like Laura as Sana but I was just disappointing with her performance compare to Shizue Oda as Sana who does much better job as Sana hyperactive personally.

As for the others were are decent at best.

If there the show needed to be Redub it would Kodocha done by Blue water studio or even better Viz Media or BangZoom.

The only reason why am even buying the DVDS for this even tho are out of print is because I a big fan of series and I personally like buying out of print anime.

Say if you want to watch Kodocha watch it sub or wait for a re-dub sometime in the future.

Little Busters.

Episodes 39 + 1 OVA

Studio J.C Staff

My rating 9.5/10

Dub 2/10

In my opinion Little Busters is the best thing from Key.

It has great character arcs filled with great themes exploration. The characters were a very likeable and a great improvement over Clannad and Kanon. The visuals and soundtrack to the acting was just great.

Sadly like Kodocha it suffered from a very weak dub but it’s nowhere nears a bad as the Gatchaman Crowds dub.

Many of the English voices just sounded forced and at times they butchered the character arc due to lacklustre acting and emotion. Not to mention it has lot of miscasts. 

Like with Kodocha I was really disappointed with the dub and now on I will just stick with sub if am planning to re-watch this series.

Madoka Magica.

Episodes 12 + 3 Movies

Studio Shaft

My rating 8/10

Dub 4/10

I personally liked Madoka Magica despite its flaws. Good character along with a great soundtrack and themes exploration. However like with Kodocha and Little Busters it’s suffered from a weak dub that is filled with miscasts.

The only good character in the dub is Sakura everyone else sounded so forced and wodden.

Madoka Magica should only be watched in subbed.

Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Episodes 26 + Movie 

Studio Gainax 

My rating 9.5/10

Dub 2/10

Reason. Horrendous script along with pissed poor voice acting and butchered themes.

Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most important animes that I seen in my life as it has great social topics along with great use of symbolism and theme exploration for every character. The visuals while dated it’s impressive and good looking. Also the soundtrack is just amazing fits the tone of the series perfectly along wit great voice acting sub version.

However the dub is horrendous that is plagued with butchered themes, abysmal dub script, cringeworthy voice acting and audio quality.

Everyone sounded awful.

If your planning to watch Evangelion just stick with the sub and avoid the dub like a fucking plague.


Episodes 104

Studio. J.C Staff

My rating 9/10 minus Revolution and Evolution R

Dub rating 3.5/10.

Reason. Forced acting along with no emotion.

Am going to say this right now Slayers I one of the best fanasty animes I seen. The story was good and enjoyable along with great and funny characters. The sub is just great and well acted especially Lina. 

The dub on the other other hand didn’t age well for me. G Gundam and Outlaw Star may be cheesy for some people but least those shows had a excuse and they gotten better as those shows progressed while Slayers didn’t because most of the voice acing in the dub got really stale after since there was no real range of emotion.

The Japanese Seiyuu who voiced Lina did a wonderful job portraying her character well that is filled with emotion and range while the in the dub she always sounded the same in every scene completely butchering her character emotions.

As for the others they just so flat and annoying especially Amelia in the dub.

It’s best to watch Slayers subbed.

Soul Eater

Episodes 51

Studio Bones

My rating 7.5/10

Dub score 4/10

Reason. Lots of Miscasts and forced acting in the dub.

I personally liked Soul Eater it has a good character cast along with great fights and a good soundtrack.

The only other thing I don’t like about Soul Eater minis that bullshit ending is the dub.

Like the dub of Kodocha and Little Busters I was really disappointed with it due to mediocre acting that somehow made some of the characters more annoying than they sub counterparts.

Maka is more annoying and more  hypocritical in the dub while Black Star is more annoying in the dub even tho his my favourite character in Soul Eater and I really liked him a lot in the sub. However his charm has been thrown out of the window in the dub.

So yeah its best to watch Soul Eater subbed for the better experience.

So that’s my list of animes that I loved but have weak dubs.

What animes do you love but have subpar dubs?

Please leave a comment below because I want to see what anime that you loved but have bad dubs.

Anyway this has been Shawn aka KurataTrigger and I see you guys next time. 

Kurata’s Offical Guide To Gundam.

Do you want to get started with Gundam then you come to the right place, my friend?


The Gundam series is one of the longest running franchise in anime and it’s still going today.

The franchise started on April 7, 1979, as an anime TV series called Mobile Suit Gundam or Gundam 0079 which was revolutionary in that it defined the real robot genre of anime by featuring giant robots in a militaristic war setting.

The popularity of the first TV series and the merchandising that followed spawned a franchise that has come to include works released in numerous media. Titles have appeared in the form of multiple television series and OVAs, movies, manga, novels, and video games. The franchise has also led to the creation of one of the biggest toy and hobby franchises in the Japanese toy industry.

With that all that said and done Hello everyone this is Shawn aka KurataTrigger and welcome to my official Gundam guide.


Universal Century Timeline.

The Universal Century or U.C timeline for Gundam is honestly the best timeline for newcomers to get into Gundam itself. The Universal Century Timeline will give you a proper view of what Gundam is really all about and overall it’s the most professionally made Gundam Timeline out of everything that is Gundam. And when you eventually make your way into Alternate Universes of Gundam that are Outside the Universal Century, you will be able to spot key elements that were adapted *from* the Universal Century Timeline in Other Gundam Universes as well.

The Universal Century timeline of Gundam consists of multiple anime to watch.

You can watch the U.C Gundam in this order


Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin (Still airing)

Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 TV series or Movie Trilogy

Mobile Suit Gundam 08th M8 Team OVA

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War in The Pocket OVA

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory OVA

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam TV

Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam (Skip episode 1 and go straight to episode 2 because episode 1 is just a recap of 0079 and Zeta Gundam)

Mobile Suit Gundam Char ‘Counterattack Movie

Gundam Thunderbolt.

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn OVA or Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 TV series.

Mobile Suit Gundam F91 Movie

Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

Gundam Reconguista in G

Turn A Gundam


Out of all of the Gundam shows in the Universal Century timeline, there are some things to note with 3 Gundam anime from the U.C Timeline.

The first is being ZZ Gundam. Zeta Gundam is a very cruel and dark Gundam anime especially in the last quarter of the show. ZZ Gundam, however, takes the usual style of Gundam and does a complete 180 with it.the series became dark in the end.

However, the second half is much darker.

I personally found ZZ Gundam to quite decent.


The Next one is F91 which was meant to be a TV series due to Bandai saying no to Tomino he was forced to make it as a movie instead of a 50 episode TV series.

Sadly the movie was too short for its own good and they became a rushed mess. Go read the manga and don’t bother witha F91 movie at all.

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The third one is Victory Gundam.

You thought Zeta Gundam was dark Victory Gundam is very dark and brutal from start to finish with characters dying left and right in almost every episode.

To be honest I consider Victory Gundam to be the weakest U.C show because while the first half was pretty entertaining and enjoyable the second half starting from episode 29 is awful. Bad looking visuals, characters die left or right no reason, most of the characters became annoying mainly the females and creepy and it has some of the worst written/direction I have ever seen in my life (*Cough end of Episode 38*) I highly recommend avoiding watching that show unless you want to get depressed or even offended.

An example of Victory Gundam atrocious writing in the second half.

Alternatively, once you finish watching Unicorn and Thunderbolt go watch Turn A and G Reco instead of F91 or Victory.  You will thank me later.

Only watch Victory Gundam once you finish the rest of the U.C Gundam shows minus Turn A and G Reco.


One more thing Gundam Recongutsia in G has a large time skip from the end of Victory. Taking place over 800 Years past Victory, and way after the Universal Century Timeline itself came to an end. But it is still very much canon to the events of the Universal Century, and this is made very apparent with what happens in the series. But with this anime, in particular, you have to make sure to PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION to the dialogues and what is going on. If you miss even a single bit of dialogue, it is very easy to get lost in the story. But thankfully, the story does become easier to follow as the anime progresses. But I’m just warning you about it now, in advanced. I personally liked G Reco for what it is.

In short start off with Mobile Suit Gundam 0079, and make your way down the list as you finish that anime and move onto the next one, all the way to G Reco.

Now once you get through all of that, you may ask: “Wow! So….where do I go next?”

Once you finish up the Universal Century Timeline (and G-Reco), you are then able to check out all of the Alternate Universes (A.U) and Spin-Off Series that exist in the Gundam Metaverse as well. These Alternate Universes and Spin-Off Series have absolutely nothing to do with the Universal Century Timeline; story wise. But they are heavily inspired and derive a lot of their source material off of things from the Universal Century. To be honest, after you finish up the U.C. Timeline, you’re pretty much a free bird meaning you can watch any Alternative Universe Gundam show you want without any problems.


The best A.U show that I highly recommend checking out as your first A.U Gundam show is 00 it’s easily the best mainstream Gundam series out there.

The four mainstream Gundam shows out so far are its follows.

Gundam 00.

Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans.

Gundam Seed.

Gundam Wing.

Gundam 00 takes place in the Anno Domini Timeline; which is currently the timeline we live in right now, except way into the future. The interesting thing is, the Universal Century Timeline also at one point took place in Anno Domini before it became “Universal Century”. It’s said to be between 2055 and 2134 or something like that. Gundam 00, however, is in the year 2300’s. So, that’s Hundreds of Years past anything Universal Century had.

There are some things that you should consider while watching Gundam 00.

To start off-season 1 of 00 was just great from start to finish. It had great theme exploration of war and the characters, world building, and visuals were just amazing.

00 S2 is good for what it was but wasn’t at the same level as season 1 of 00. You will most likely notice this from your watch though since most 00 fans acknowledge this openly.

There is a Gundam 00 Movie Sequel “Awakening of the Trailblazer” which you should skip at all cost due to how lackluster it was. 00 fans really don’t like that movie.

Next, we have Gundam Wing which has a very interesting fanbase and to be honest.

Gundam Wing is kinda overrated in my opinion.

Gundam Wing is kinda of a decent Gundam by itself but it had problems such a bad pacing, in the beginning, the wing boys are barely 2 dimensional, has a lot of stock footage and it had that stupid overkill formula.

Even tho I give Gundam Wing a 4/10 in my review I still recommend this title for anyone who wants to a watch a Gundam show from the 90s. You might like it and enjoy it but as for me, I wasn’t a fan of Wing.

(Updated I give Gundam Wing a 6/10 despite its problems that I have with it).

It has a squeal called Gundam Wing Endless Waltz which improves a lot of things from the TV series but it still had its fair share of flaws.

Next, we have Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans which just finished airing in 2017 with 2 seasons.

Iron-Blooded Orphans has recently gained the love or hate reputation by many Gundam fans from the respective fan-bases.  Some say it’s a great entry to the Gundam franchise other say it was a train-wreck.

For me, Iron-Blooded Orphans is a pretty good entry to the Gundam franchise. While I prefer 00 over it Iron-Blooded Orphans still a solid Gundam show in my opinion. It has its problems such as confusing world building in the earlier parts of S1, the second half of S2 was kinda rushed and not all of the characters were properly fleshed out.

Iron-Blooded Orphans in my opposition is a fun and an enjoyable Gundam show.


What about Gundam Seed. Is that show even worth watching at all? Yes and no.

Why do I say this?

Well, you see Gundam Seed as well as the cosmic timeline has a notorious reputation from many Gundam fans for being a mess that has many problems such as lots of stock footage, very hit or miss characters and meh mecha designs that sometimes can be unoriginal etc.

The first Gundam Seed is not a masterpiece or awful it’s just above average that has great moments every now and them but it has its issues. I personally give Seed S1 a 6/10 and as it’s my guilty pleasure Gundam show.

However, I cannot say the same thing about its squeal which is called the Forbidden Gundam show by many Gundam fans myself included and that show is Gundam Seed Destiny.

Am going to be straight honest with you know Gundam Seed Destiny is easily the worst Gundam show that has ever been released so far. It has a tonnes of problems such as meanless war, awkward tone shifts,, an unlikable MC who goes by the name of Shin Asuka who is always angry, has emotional problems and has idiotic ideas that make no sense at all, has more stock footage than freaking scooby doo and the show has the most unoriginal Gundam designs ever made. Looking at you Destiny Gundam.

You’re only going to a massive headache while watching it If you’re curious about it, you can check it out but watch it with friends with the HD remaster version or the Movies because watching this alone is a really painful experience that no one should suffer through by themselves.


Lucky There is One Gem out of the Cosmic Era that got itself a 3 Episode OVA called Gundam SEED Stargazer C.E.73. This is probably the Best Anime Adaptation so far that the Cosmic Era has ever received. When Gundam Seed & mainly Gundam Seed Destiny did so many things *wrong*, Stargazer did so many things *right* that it’s like you’re almost watching a completely different Gundam Series entirely! I seriously wish it was more than just 3 Episodes, I want to see MORE out of it! That’s how much I enjoyed it! And I’m willing to bet that you will too.


Gundam X is a good Gundam show that I highly recommend to anyone despite being cut down to 39 episodes due to poor ratings in Japan. Gundam X is basically a “What-If” Universal Century Timeline and takes a lot of elements from the U.C. Timeline and kinda changes them around in its own way. It’s not part of the official U.C. Timeline in any way, shape, or form. But it re-imagines it from a different perspective, and in a damn good way!


Mobile Fighter G Gundam, may be an Oddball of the Gundam Franchise as its more of a super robot shounen anime intend of a war but do you know what G Gundam is freaking amazing and epic from start to finish with great and lovable characters that will grow on you as the series progresses and the battles and soundtrack is great and exciting. As long as you don’t take it that seriously, you will probably end up Loving this one.


Like with Gundam Seed Gundam AGE is a controversial Gundam show. I wouldn’t recommend looking at that one until you’re more into Gundam. AGE being one of your 1st Gundam Animes is a very bad idea, cuz that will give you an even more False View on what Gundam is all about.  Despite that Gundam AGE is a decent Gundam where it only becomes great in the AGE GEN 2 arc. However, Gundam AGE kinda falls apart in the last 10 episodes as it’s almost as bad as Seed Destiny. The first 2 arcs are good and very enjoyable to watch while Gen 3 arc is mediocre at best.


Lastly, we have the Gundam Build Fighters saga.

This one I would not recommend checking out until you’ve gotten very familiar with Gundam as a whole, and are well aware of Mobile Suits, references and Characters from all series beforehand. This whole saga is just nothing but a massive love-letter to the entirety of the Gundam Franchise.

In terms of quality, The first season of Build Fighters Absolutely FANTASTIC in almost every way possible has great characters, amazing visuals, great mecha battles that use a lot of strategy and tactics for Gunpla battles, racing etc.

Personally, this is my 2nd favorite non-U.C Gundam show as being in my 4th favorite Gundam show of all time.


Build Fighters Try not so much.

I don’t hate it on anything but compared to S1 it’s a massive step down in a lot of areas. It’s not Seed Destiny, the second half of Victory, F91 or 00 movie levels of bad but when compared to S1 it’s kinda disappointing. On its own it’s a decent Gundam show that it has great moments every now and then but it couldn’t keep up to the greatness that is from S1.

Just like G Gundam. Do not take them seriously. Hell, they don’t even take THEMSELVES seriously. So why should you? Just wanted to clarify that last thing there, because there actually are idiots out there who hated Build Fighters and Try because they made the stupid mistake of actually trying to take them seriously.

You can buy the Gundam Blu-Ray/DVDs on theses following websites.

Gundam Blu-Rays USA. RightStuff.

Gundam DVDs USA. Rightstuff.

Gundam DVDs UK

 Since Anime Limited is only releasing Gundam on Blu-Ray for the UK. This is the cheapest way you can buy all the newest Gundam shows on DVD. However, you will need a Region Free player as all of these shows are official US releases from right stuff.

AllTheAnime Store UK (Blu-Ray Only) They sell collector editions on many Gundam shows. Only buy them if you a fan of the those Gundam shows. They can be very pricey so watch out.

I hope this helps clarify your confusion you had with the Timelines of Gundam and helps you make the right choice on what to go with.

Welcome To Gundam. 


I hope you will enjoy what this franchise has to offer.

Hopefully, I will review all the Gundams shows in the future.

This was Shawn aka KurataTrigger and I will see you guys next time.

Top 25 Favorite Gundam Ending Themes.

Hello, everyone, this is Shawn aka KurataTrigger and welcome to my next anime countdown. For this countdown, we will be counting down Gundam ending themes that I personally adore.

Also some of the ending themes are full version because I couldn’t find any TV size endings for set ending. Please keep in mind.

Now with that out of the way let’s begin this list.


25. Gundam 00 Ending 2.

24. Gundam Seed Destiny Ending 3.


23. Gundam Wing Ending.

22. G Gundam Ending 1.

21. Gundam 08th MS Team Ending.

20 Victory Gundam Ending 1.

19. Gundam 00 Ending 3.

18. G Reco Ending.

17. Gundam AGE Ending 2.

16. Gundam Seed Destiny Ending 1.

15. Gundam X Ending 3.

14. Gundam Build Fighters Try Ending 1.

13. Gundam Build Fighters Ending 2


12. Gundam Seed Destiny Ending 1B.

11. Gundam AGE Ending 2.

10. Gundam 00 Ending 1.

9 Zeta Gundam Ending 1

8. Gundam Seed Destiny Ending 2.

7. Gundam Build Fighters Ending 1.

6. Gundam Seed Ending 1.

5. Turn A Gundam Ending 2.

4. Gundam X Ending 1.

3. Gundam Seed Destiny Ending 4.

2. Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans Ending 1.

1. Gundam 00 Ending 4.


Stay tune for my next Gundam countdown where I will do a top 25 favourite Gundan character list.

Top 25 Favorite Gundam Openings.

Hello, everyone, this is Shawn aka KurataTrigger and welcome to my next anime countdown. For this countdown, we will be counting down Gundam opening that I personally adore.

Now over the course of last year, I been watching most of the Gundam shows because this is one of the franchises that I really want to get into plus Iron-Blooded Orphans was the Gundam show what re-introduced me to not only Gundam but mecha anime in general after watching that train wreck mecha series called Aldnoah Zero.

The Gundam franchise is a fun filled with great shows that I loved such as Turn A, Build Fighters, 00, Zeta and 08th M8 team and there were ones that I consider to be meh to subpar such as Seed Destiny, Wing,, F91 and Victory

this is not a guide to Gundam. I will do that an another time.

Now with that further ado let’s begin with this list.


25. Zeta Gundam Opening 1.


24 Gundam Seed Destiny Opening 4.

23 Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Opening 1.

22. Gundam Seed Opening 4.

21. Gundam Build Fighters Opening 1.

20. Gundam 0080 War In The Pocket OP.

19. Gundam 00 Opening 3.

18. Gundam Wing Opening 1

17. Gundam ZZ Gundam Opening 1.

16. After War Gundam X Opening 1.

15.  Gundam Build Fighters Try Opening 1.

14. Gundam Seed Destiny Opening 1.

13. Zeta Gundam Opening 2.

12. Gundam 0079 Opening.

11. G Gundam Opening 1.


10. Victory Gundam Opening 2.

9. Gundam Seed Opening 1.

8 . Gundam Build Fighters Try Opening 2.

7. Turn A Gundam Opening 1.

6. Gundam Seed Opening 3.

5. Gundam Build Fighters Opening 2.

4 Gundam X Opening 2.

3. Gundam Seed Destiny Opening 3.

2. G Gundam Opening 2

1. Gundam 00 Opening 1.

Anime Review 2.3 Shaman King

Shaman King was one of those anime that appeared on Jetix back in my childhood days and it’s was the first shounen anime that I watched and loved from start to finish.
A decade has passed and started from 2015 I started to re-watch a bunch of anime that I grew up with so I can re- visit some of those animes as well as see those shows in kinda more critical standpoint.
Shaman King was one of those anime I wanted to re-watch for a really long time because I wanted to see if Shaman King holds up outside my nostalgia love for it.

Does Shaman King still hold up to this day or it one of those nostalgic pandering show I want to forget.
Hello, everyone, it’s Shawn aka KurataTrigger and welcomes to my anime review of the anime Shaman King.


The story of Shaman King starts off with Asakura Yoh who is a shaman meaning Yoh can be able to see and communicate with sports. Yoh is training to become the Shaman King the strongest among all shamans.
The story of Shaman King is good for the most part. Sure the story may be basic for some but the execution was good and I got really invested in the story due to the great use of exposition.

Also, the worldbuilding in Shaman Wing is quite good.
I like how the Shaman Fight was presented, the equipment that they use for fighting, the amount of detail in each location they visit too and so on.

Shaman King is also great as shadowing as it shows a picture of a certain character that will be relevant when the series gets to the certain point.
Shaman King explore themes such as friendship, teamwork and mainly life meaning there are things that occur in life that you have no control over and character like Yoh doesn’t try to control those things. He just lets it be they are where things are this are the circumstances that his in and he solves or adapts those circumstances in a mature way.

However, Shaman King has a few problems story-wise.
For starters it a couple of plot holes I won’t mention them in the review due to spoiler reasons but you will know as you watch the show.
Secondly, the pacing in Shaman King is not always constant. It wasn’t that bad in the first 3 quarters in the show but man the last quarter of the show drags way longer for its own good. Sure the last couple of episodes the pacing became constant again but last most of the last quarter was boring and draggy to watch.
Overall the story of Shaman King is good but it has flaws.


Like with the story I really like characters for the most part.
Most of the characters very diverse from each other and also they have interesting backstories and they are just great characters in general.

First up we have Yoh Asakura who are quite the slacker offers times seen loafing around and relaxing even in Paramount situations.
What I really like about him are he is very different compared to most shounen protagonist which you usually find on a street that either generic or overpowered and have no substance.
Yoh is one of those characters that you want to see growth because in the past he couldn’t really make any human friends during his childhood.
Also despite being a slacker and having an easy going person, he cares deeply for other people especially his teammates. Also not to mention Yoh are a flawed character that he has his own problems to deal with and he deals with his problems in a very mature way unlike most shonen jump protagonist

That is why Yoh Asakura is one of my favorite characters in shounen anime.

Overall I really adored Yoh

Next up we Anna Kyoyama who are Yoh fiances.
She is the one that whips Yoh’s lazy ass into fighting shape and are the driving force for his dream to become Shaman King.
Now I use to hate character when I was younger due to her being an annoying tsundere but after my re-watch of the series I started to like her along with her relationship with Yoh and character development, Anna may get a bit hate people but I don’t her to be one of the worst tsundere I have seen much worse tsundere’s out they’re with hardly any redeeming values whatsoever.
For me, Anna is a good character that gets overheated by a quite people.

Then we have Mana Oyamada and to be real honest with you I don’t like him at all. In fact, he’s are probably weakest thing about Shaman King my opinion. Sure he was kinda important in the first couple episodes but as the series progresses that became really irrelevant to the plot and he’s just mainly they’re just too have non-shaman human characters.
I wish Mana could have evolved into a better character and actually do something in the later parts of the series.
They could have done more to this character other be your typical bookworm character.
Overall I just found Manta too be a wasted potential character.

The rest of the characters, on the other hand, are great, very interesting and well developed. I like the characters such as cool but cold-hearted Tao Ren, the humorous Chocolove the cheerful Horokeu, and the passionate and delinquent Umemiya.
Not too mention all of this characters are flawed in they own ways and the developed as characters.

The rest of were good and enjoyable for what they were.
The only other character I wasn’t a fan off was Lyserg. I don’t hate this character but I have mixed feelings for this character mainly because of his ideals and character building, I won’t mention it here due to spoilers but there was one plot twist in this show that effetely made me have mixed feelings for this character.

Overall besides from Mana this character cast are very good and enjoyable.


Visual Shaman King looks good for the most part.
The fights, for the most part, are well animated and smooth but at times it can be a bit stiff especially the fights from the last quarter of the show and also sometimes the art can be off model but it hardly happens because of the art and animation, for the most part, are constant.

The one thing I can really praise is character designs and in my opinion, the character designs for shaman king are some best character designs I have ever seen in a shounen because of they very diverse too each other and not too mention I absolutely adore Yoh character design.

I have to thank Studio Xebec for not screwing up the character designs as well as the art and animation because in recent memory Xebec is known for having character designs that don’t translate well to anime. Looking at you Negima.

Overall the visuals were good but not the greatest.


Now the OST for Shaman King is one of the weaker parts of Shaman King.
In fact, it is actually the weakest part of Shaman King in my opinion. Sure there were some great tracks every now and then but for the most part, it’s kinda forgettable.

The first opening theme Oversoul is honestly a good opening in my option as it fits very well for those arcs the Shaman King.
The second opening theme Northern Lights are the great song that I really liked.

Then we have the ending themes and to be honest they are not that great.
The first ending theme is a very mediocre and forgettable song while the second ending is good for what it is.

Now for dub or sub opinion
The dub for this Shaman King is passable at best. I will attempt its one of the better-dubbed anime from 4kids but man they censored a lot of things. Also, the voice acting can range from decent too bad. The only good thing to come out from the dub is the English opening. It’s so catchy and memorable.
In short, only watch the dub if you’re going for a more nostalgic experience otherwise stick with the sub which is uncut and the overall voice acting is much better.

Overall the soundtrack is good for what it is but it could have been a lot better in my opinion. The openings were great while the ending themes were decent at best and worst borderline decent at best with the subversion being a better version too watch

Final Thoughts.


Ah, Shaman King.
When I decided to re-watch this series again I thought it will age badly like Gundam Wing or Yu-Gi-On Duel Monsters due to my growing tastes in anime. Lucky Shaman King for the most has aged well in my opinion despite its flaws.
The story was good for the most part, has a well-rounded character cast, art/animation has surprising has aged well, a good soundtrack good voice acting for the Japanese version and a functional dub from 4kids. Yeah, there were was a couple of things that annoyed me such some pacing issues during the last quarter, Matt being a wasted potential character and the animation can get stiff at times.

In short Shaman, King is a good shounen series and very enjoyable.


I give Shaman King a 7.5/10.


Anime Review 2.0 Kodocha (Kodomo no Omocha) Updated.

Ever wanted a great romcom series, a romcom series that don’t have an inferior second half, a romcom series that a good ending, a romcom series that has amazing character development and theme exploration well you came too, the right place because Kodocha no Omocha (Kodocha) is not only one of the best romcom shoujo series I have ever seen but this series contains everything that I love about romcom anime

Hello, everyone, this is Shawn aka KurataTrigger and welcome too, my review of Kodocha no Omocha or (Kodocha for short)and with that out-of-the-way let’s begin.



The story of Kodocha centers around Sana Kurata who is a star of a popular TV show called child’s toy while being in 5th grade. One originally day at school as she goes into class the boys in her class are raising hell. They ringleader of the group Akio has counted they teacher into silence in some sort of blackmail. So, the boys are free too, reach havoc as they please. Very determined too, lead a normal school life Sana targets the ring leader Akio with all of her energy and the relationship and daily lifes of Sana and Akio begin.

Now, what do I think of the story of Kodocha. The story of Kodocha is executed perfectly. The story starts off as a very simple boy’s vs girl’s rivalry but as the series progresses it story become surprisingly complex and it becomes a great coming of age story.

One thing that I really like about Kodocha are ability too, synergies its comedy and romance elements. You see most anime romcoms that I personally saw don’t synergies its comedy and romance elements correctly because shows like Nisekoi and Golden Time don’t have any substance on the romcom elements and instead those shows fall at writing and character building.

Kodocha doesn’t suffer from any those problems because the show knows how to, use each genre element in an appropriate manner. Speaking of the comedy the comedy in Kodocha is just amazing because not only they are funny and original but the execution and the timing for the jokes are flawless. Kodocha might be one of the funniest anime I have ever seen period.

The pacing of Kodocha is great for the most part. It knows hows to pace itself for certain arcs and scenes and too, be honest you will never get bored when watching this show.


If I have any complaints about the pacing I would say one of the arcs in the second half of the show was kinda draggy. I personally liked that arc in the term of character development of a certain character and heavy theme but some of the content that happens in that arc drags on way too, long for its own good. If you guys want to know what arc am talking about it’s the New York arc of season 2 and this was the weakest arc in the terms of pacing, length and at times content of not being that great for some viewers. At the end of the day, I consider those flaws to be minor nitpicks of mine.

Surprisingly Kodocha explores really hard-hitting themes and topics as child abuse, divorced parents, teenage pregnancy, homelessness, and adoption and those themes are explored in a very mature way too, the point they’re the viewer can sympathize with the characters. Also, when those themes are explored the show goes into a different tone that is suitable for those themes and this show knows too, use its tone correctly.

Story wise Kodocha is almost flawless.


Kodocha is an anime that will make you laugh, cry, happy and it will keep your edge too, your seats from to finish with great plot twists great and interesting arcs and good pacing.

Overall the story of Kodocha are wonderful and its one of the best coming of age stories I have ever seen.




Like with the story the characters of Kodocha are really great. Even better than the story at times.


Sana Kurata is an 11-year-old cute redheaded TV film star girl with an uncontrollably hyper and active personality.

Sana is just an amazing character. She starts off a simply uncontrollably hyper character with a lot of passion but as the series progresses she becomes an amazing multi-dimensional character with lots of emotion and depth. Sana is a perfect example of flawed charterer. She’s a character are who are not used too, emotions and tragic and every time when facing the reality of life, she will just sing a song so she can keep her positive outlook on life and upbeat attitude in intact. This obviously, later on, backfires on her because people will eventually exploit her flaw and Sana eventually has to face reality and understand people feelings.

This is why I love Sana much because are a very well written female lead that has substance and overall she is very enjoyable too, watch.

Overall Sana Kurata is an amazing character and she became one of my favorite female characters of all time.


Next up we have Akito. I personally really like this character Like Sana he is a multi-dimensional character who are realistically flawed in his own right. Not too, mention I really adored his character development from start to, finish. I honestly wish I can talk more about Akito but if I did it will be lead too, heavy spoilers and too, be honest with you all this are one of those anime you don’t want spoiled.
Overall Akito is an awesome character and he’s easily one of the best Shoujo main leads in anime

The rest of the characters are also really great and well fleshed out.

We got the level-headed Tsuyoushi, the charming, Naozumi the bizarre Misako too, the loyal Rei.

This character cast is now personally my favorite anime cast in a romcom anime. They are all really fun and likable too, watch and seeing them grow as people, interact with each other and dealing with romance issues are just great.

The only character I wasn’t a fan is Babbit. I will admit Babbitt are funny mascot character but sometimes he breaks the fourth wall a bit too, much for my liking.

Besides that, very minor nitpick I really adore this character cast and it now one of my favorite cast in any anime.


Visually Kodocha has surprisingly has aged well. Studio Gallop really did a great job on the charterers designs, character moment, and the backgrounds. It totally has aged well and for a 102 episode series that’s really impressive. One of the best-looking anime from the 90s in my opinion.

Oh, yeah I have no complaints with the visuals.





Like with the visuals the soundtrack is honestly great and well executed because for some reason there wasn’t a dull track whatsoever and all of the tracks fit the tone of the series perfectly. My favorite track from this Always is with you because I feel it adds the emotion and impact of the certain scenes. One of the best inserts songs I ever heard in my opinion

Both openings of Kodocha are really good catchy and they really fit the mood and the tone of the show. I personally prefer opening 2 over opening 1.

The ending themes, on the other hand, are kinda of a mixed bag. The first ending theme is very good and it gives that satisfying feel you finish a Kodocha Episode. Not too, mention it’s very catchy too, the eye.

The second ending, on the other hand, are honestly dull as hell and in my opinion, it kinda feels out-of-place. I honestly wished they keep using the first ending theme.
The third ending theme is good and it an improvement over second ending theme

Now for dub or sub.

Both are honestly amazing. All of the actors in both dub and sub really did a great performance in they roles.

If I have too, say what version is better. I would say the sub is better because one the voice quality is great and I really adored Shizue Oda as Sana more than Laura Bailey as Sana in English. Not to mention the dub cuts off after episode 51 due to poor DVD sales in America, as well as Funimation, dropping the license for the series in 2012

Overall the soundtrack is great, the openings were nice the ending themes were fine and both sub and dub are really good.


Final Thoughts.


I absolutely adored this anime.

It has everything that I love about romcom. The story is amazing, has great pacing, wonderful theme exploration and its handled in the very mature way. great and well-developed characters that are relatable too, the viewer. Visuals that have aged well, a great soundtrack besides the second ending theme and great performances for both language.

I hardly have anything bad to say about Kodocha to be honest besides from the minor nitpicks that I have with the character mascot called babbitt and the New York arc being kinda weak in the terms of pacing and length. Even tho I personally enjoyed that arc in the terms of theme exploration and character development

Kodocha is a romcom anime done right and it’s not the best romcom anime I was seen but it’s now one of the best animes I have ever seen.
If you want too, a good romcom series with amazing characterisation, well-done romance and great theme exploration that are handled maturely. Go watch Kodocha. You won’t regret it.


I give Kodocha No Omocha (Kodocha) an 11/10. (Romcom anime done right)
This is one of this anime that goes break my scale beyond a 10 along with Cowboy Bebop, FMA 2003, Haikyuu Season Two and Wolf Children

Sadly, Kodocha hasn’t been licensed in the UK by any UK DVD studio but it was once available by Funmation in USA before going out of print.

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I hope Kodocha gets re-licensed someday a new anime DVD distributor like MVM Entertainment or Anime Limited in the UK because this series really needs more attention as well as a Blu-Ray treatment along with Outlaw Star, Nadesico, and Bebop


Anyway, this was Shawn aka KurataTrigger and I will see you guys next time.

Anime Review 1.3 Gundam Build Fighters Try ( Remastered)

The first season of Gundam Build Fighters is amazing because I never expected Gundam Build Fighters too,, be good in the slightest because of growing my bitterness too,, the children anime in general.
It had a great simple story with great writing, amazing characters, wonderful art/animation and the soundtrack was just a masterpiece of art.

The first season of Gundam Build Fighters are personally one of my favourite Gundam shows period

When I saw Gundam Build Fighters Try for the first I expected too,, be almost as great as the first season of Gundam Build Fighters.
If only that was true.
Hello everyone Shawn/ aka KurataTrigger and I will be reviewing the squeal too,, the sleeper hit Gundam Build Fighters Gundam Build Fighters Try. Are this show worth the watch let’s find out.


The story are almost literally the same as the first season expect it feels more dumped down this time.
Why you make ask?
Well for starters the writing in this season are clearly not that good because remember the amazing humour that the first season had. Well the first season type of humour are gone and it’s replace with meh humour at best too,, cringe-worthy humour at worst.
Secondly this season feels more like a battle shounen more than a hobby that people can enjoy equally because the rivals in the season behave more like a generic villains that just wants power for they own deeds.
That’s alone hurts the characterisation for this cast and it’s really a shame that writers went for a shounen route this time. The first season had its shounen moments but it was less notable due too,, the great character interactions and strategies that happens in the first season.
Also the battles are all predictable and boring because in S1 theyre was a lot of strategies in the fight and also the battles were almost non predictable. In Try however fights are boring, unexciting and too,, add insult too,, injury they are a bunch of Deus Ex Machina now meaning whenever team try fighters are in a hopeless situation Sekai Gunpla will magically get stronger just too,, advance the plot.
I have admit that some of the fights were hype but the hype factor was negated due to god awful plot armour and Deus Ex Machinas that the Team Try Fighters have.
Lastly the whole theme of enjoying the hobby gets thrown out of the freaking window due to a certain character who literally has no passion or interest of the hobby gunpla.
Overall the story of Build Fighters Try was terrible.


If I have to describe the character cast in a nutshell it would be wasted potential and very poorly written.

Sekai is a terrible main lead who is basically a bootleg Reiji with hardly any reddening values whatsoever.
I will admit he was kinda tolerable in the first few episodes but as the show progressed and once we got to the tournament arc of Try. He devolves into a hot headed Gary Sue. Not gonna a lie.
One thing that I hated about Sekai is how he didn’t care about the hobby of gunpla.
All he wants to do is get in the battlefield and spam he’s Jigen Haoh School moved towards his opponents without giving a second thought about his teammates as well as his own gunpla.
Overall I really don’t like Sekai at all.
Next we have Fumina…
What the hell did you do to this character Sunrise?
Fumina starts off being a potential great female lead because she are a team leader and she was a strong combatant for the first couple of fights.
As the series however literally becomes a supporting character because reasons?
What really pissed me of about this Fumina are ever since she became a supporting character she started doing retarded shit like being a half ass tsundere, joins Sekai ‘s harem and the final nail of the coffin for Fumina are she literally got nerfed too,, death meaning she are more weak than any supporting characters in the first season. That are just sad.
In general Fumina are just perfect example of a wasted potential character.

1030 Yuuma Kousaka

You thought Fumina was missed potential Yuuma is literally a badly written character.
He’s boring, pretentious, uninteresting and he’s are really a poor man’s Sei, Not too,, mention Yumma sup plot are just terrible because you won’t believe this wonderful writing The main reason why he’s depressed and stop playing altogether Gunpla because somebody beat him in a Gunpla battle.
Let’s say that again. The main reason why he’s depressed and stopped playing Gunpla altogether because somebody beat him in a Gunpla battle.
What’s even worst about this he’s stopped playing Gunpla because of humiliation not because of an illness or family issues and by the way those are perfect sup plot sets for this character but no we get a poorly written revenge story instead because we haven’t got enough of those stories right.
Overall Yuuma are a terrible character.

The rest of the characters are also not that good.
In fact the side characters in TRY hurt the anime more than the story and the main characters because the side characters here are just really bad.
Don’t get me started how comical the rivals here because they don’t have any passion for the gunpla battle whatsoever and most of them are doing it for the money, some school pride or some business shit.
Don’t get me started with the whole harem thing with Sekai with the three girls.
Also the character interactions were just bad and at times cringe-worthy.

Overall the characters in Gundam Build Fighters Try were really bad and the show biggest fault by a long shot.


Best girl and only good character by a long shot

Oveall the characters in Gundam Build Fighters Try were really bad and the show biggest fault by a long shot.


The first season of Build Fighters has great looking visuals as well as great animation that hardly has any stock footage. I cannot say the same about the animation.
The visuals have stayed the same from season 1 however I feel the character can go a bit too off model at times not to mention some of the character reactions are just downright cringe-worthy.


As for actual animation I honestly thought the animation for Try was a massive step down as half of the fights were choppy as hell as well as having a lot of stock footage especially in the tournament arc where the stock footage became almost as bad as Seed Destiny’s Stock Footage. Am not even joking

stockThe only good thing about the visuals are the mecha designs which I found most of the them to be pretty cool.

Overall the visuals of Try were a big step down from season 1


The OST itself are good for what it was but compare too,, the first season its not that great and it times it can be forgettable.
I can hardly remember a single track from the ost at all and this really sad because the first season ost are one of my favourite ost in anime.
The first opening Cerulean by BACK-ON are a good song and it really fits into the show really well and it’s also one best parts of Gundam Build Fighters Try. It’s catchy as hell and its a good listen
The second opening Just Fly Away by EDGE of LIFE are also a good song but compare too,, the first opening its just okay and its feels more like a ending theme in my opinion.
Even tho Gundam Build Fighters Try has 2 good openings its simply can’t complete with the first season opening 2 wimp ft. Lil’Fang (from FAKY) by BACK-ON because one the song had its own charm and secondly it was catchy and lastly the song was pure hype.

The first ending theme Amazing The World by SCREEN mode are a great song and its easily the best ending theme from the Gundam Build Fighters series.
The second ending theme Mayomayo Compass wa Iranai by StylipS are a okay ending theme. Nothing more nothing less.

At this time of the Gundam Build Fighters Try has a dub and too,, be honest with you. The dub are decent nothing in more nothing less
If you had a choice of sub or dub I would say stick with the sub unless you like watching dubbed anime such as myself.

Final Thoughts.

Wasted Potential are easily the best way to describe Gundam Build Fighters Try as a whole.
It’s has terrible characterisation, pretentious sub plots, weak story, very predictable fights that have contains lots of plot armour and deus ex machina, a borderline forgettable ost, stupid harem and its ultimately unsatisfying at the end.

On its own its a bad Gundam title but if you compare it to the well written first season its a train-wreck.
It takes away the fun of the first season and actually takes away a lot of the charm of the first season and it’s really a shame.
But hey least its better than Gundam Wing and Gundam Seed Destiny

I give Gundam Build Fighters Try a 4/10

Anyway this has been Shawn aka KurataTrigger and I will see you guys next time.

Build Fighters Try was such a disappointment for me yo!!!! Least it’s better than Wing yo!!!

Quick update.

Am planning to do more re-mastered versions of my reviews because one I wan’t to fix my mistakes from the original version of my reviews such as grammar, outdated information and  and two I wan’t to re-review them again with a updated opinion for those shows

I won’t do it for every show but I will do it for a few shows

Gundam Build Fighters Season 1 and Outlaw Star re-mastered reviews coming soon.