Ruin Explorers
Characters: 10 Animation Smoothness: 10 Story: 8 Transition: 9 Originality: 7 Quality Anime: 10
Overall: 9
Most Original Character: Fam
Theme Song: Excellent
Coverart: Excellent
Recommendation: Highly Recommended
Genre: Fantasy/Comedy/Kawaii
Releaser: ADV films
Length: 60 mins.
Dubbed: Yes

This was a very funny anime. It's about this girl, Ihrie, and her highly annoying, highly cheerful partner, Fam, who has a tail. So they both are on a quest for "The Ultimate Power", a power that will grant them any wish they want. Ihrie wants to remove her curse (A curse that, whenever she uses magic, she turns into a mouse), get back at her former master for giving her the curse, and, oh, just maybe conquer the world. Her flakey partner wants to have someone teach her magic, get lots of friends, and build a town with her friends where "they could live happily ever after." But they're not the only ones after this power. A greedy merchant, a ditzy master swordsmen, and a sorceress. Later though, they all join forces, along with the prince of a ruined country, to fight against a black wizard who destroyed his land. What they are really looking for though, are the 3 components to unleash the ultimate power. It's more of a comedy than anything else.

Rorouni Kenshin
Characters: 10 Animation Smoothness: 10 Story: 10 Transition: 9 Originality: 9 Quality Anime: 10
Overall: 9.7
Most Original Character: None
Theme Song: Excellent (Sobakasu) <<the song grows on you
Cover Art: Unknown
Recommendation: MUST SEE!!
Genre: Action/Comedy
Releaser: Fansubbed
Length: 4 eps. each (2 hrs)
Dubbed: No

This is a story about a wandering Samurai, Himera Kenshin. Kenshin is the "Battousai", which means that he is an expert fighter and killing machine. He doesn't like the title of that, for he has changed his ways and become a Rorouni, which means, he doesn't kill, he only fights to protect people. His sword is even dulled enough so it doesn't cut. It is a new Meiji era in Japan, around the late 1800's. Kenshin, after settling murderer's rampage, comes to live in a Dojo owned by Kaoru, a teacher of Buda (fighting style) of Kasshin Ryu. This girl is someone you don't want to mess with. Later joined by Yahiko the brat, who becomes an apprentice to Kasshin Ryu. Although he does hate his teacher, and bugs her whenever he can. Kaoru, also dislikes teaching him. Joined even later by Zanza, the former gangster, with strength and edurance unsurpassed.
This is an excellent series, and has a little for everyone. Comedy, skilled swordfights, and even a light romantic tension between some characters.
Did I mention that the sword fights are AWESOME??

Rayearth OVA's
Characters:10 Animation Smoothness: 10 Story: 10 Transition: 10 Originality: 10 Quality Anime: 10
Overall: 10
Most Original Character: Mokona
Theme Song: Okay
Coverart: Excellent
Recommendation: MUST SEE!!
Genre: Fantasy/Shoujo/Mecha/Action
Releaser: Manga
Length: 45 min. per volume
Dubbed: ?

This is SUCH an excellently drawn anime. It surpasses OVA quality animation and moves into the absolute high end of movie quality. And the mech battles are so neat and detailed! (Basically, it's a very, VERY loosely defined Shoujo. This it the magical girls part of the Shoujo topic, because, like the TV series, all 3 girls can use magic) Beware of the blood (cool) and the nudity. (Tasteful. And cool.)