Ten years ago, the gateway to the Realm of the Gods and the Realm of the Demons was opened. Soon afterwards, the gods and the demons began migrating to our world. Now there are places where gods, demons and humans all stud... more »y together? Such as our school, Verbena Academy. Meet Rin, a normal high school guy who is the envy of every other man in town. You see, he?s lucky enough to live with and be pampered by the sweet, beautiful Kaede. It?s just a day like any other when two new transfer students show up in class: Sia, Princess of the Gods and Nerine, Princess of the Demons. Now Rin?s luck is about to change, for he has been chosen to take one of their hands in marriage! Talk about envy! Whether down the hall, next door or from another realm, girls seem to be everywhere? And they all want Rin for themselves! Which girl would you choose?« less
"Qualifier: I have only watched up through disk 4. So far Shuffle is silly but surprisingly funny. A couple times early on I almost turned it off only to find myself laughing out loud a few minutes later. There are many adult references and some nudity so not for little kids but in all it's a lot of harmless fun.
If you want action, this is not the series for you. If you want a good laugh, this just may do the trick."
An Entertaining And Romantic Harem Series Worth Checking Out
Rich | CA | 03/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw a few episodes on the website HULU and instantly knew that this series was a must have, and now seeing the series through I have no regrets of having bought this incredible series. The series for the most part is a romantic comedy with some dramatic parts as well a little similar to the series Chobits and Ah My Goddess series. The series does have a little nudity not full just some topless shots but if you feel that's offensive or don't want the chance of any younger kids seeing those scenes just quickly skip over those parts because all in all the series is still a good show for people to watch. Like a lot of anime shows of this nature you have one male character(Rin) who seems to attract a group of beautiful girls who want to be his one true love and he must choose who really has his heart, and it's sometimes very funny as you watch these girls compete against each other for Rin's heart. The series video is in wide-screen format with the usual 5.1 English audio or 2.0 English/Japanese audio, the video quality is clear and sharp like most anime series that have come out these last ten years and the voice cast for both the Japanese and English cast were incredible for their character roles. Though the extras aren't much just the usual trailers and textless intro/ending songs and that's about it, the only complaint again is the way Funimation put the box set which if you've been buying the last few like the Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE or Mushi-Shi box sets is that the series comes in four dvds which are placed in two thin pack dvd cases which hold two dvds each and placed in a thin paper sleeve with some of the female shuffle cast on the front. So the question is is this series worth getting at this price and for myself I say yes, though if you like more of the mecha fighting series and don't care for much else than you might want to pass this over otherwise a great series awaits you..."
A Real Piece of Art
Bradley Fye | Pittsburgh, PA | 11/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, initially, when my friend got on me about watching this series, and I heard what it was about, I was a little skeptical about trying it out. I did the research on the series, and found out that it was adapted from a Japanese adult (hentai) video game on the computer. I wanted to start out this review by saying that there is very minimal adult material in this series. There's a bunch of fan service, but close to no nudity. In Shuffle! the main character, Rin Tsuchimi is put in a situation (which you'll see as the series develops) where he must decide upon the girl he really loves. You'll meet some real over-the-top characters as it starts up. They did a really good job with drawing the characters and environment; I was actually quite surprised. The theme song is rather catchy, in my opinion (coming from a person who normally detests that type of music). The dialog really isn't all that bad; there's a few corny jokes by today's standards, but I think it actually complements the series nicely. The actual story of it, without spoiling anything, was overall moving. There were a couple moments where I feel that it was a little too dramatic when I look at the series overall, but it was well done nonetheless. All in all, I can't say there's too much wrong with this series at all, and it's definitely in my favorite pile. If you're a fan of cute girls, comedy, and school time drama, I'd recommend this to you."
Absolutely Fantastic! 9/10
Jeffrey R. Myers | 04/17/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let me just start off and say that I am very, very hard to please when it comes to television shows. Furthermore, I am a huge anime fan and look for the same in them. Shuffle has got to be one of my favorite animes I have ever had the pleasure to watch. You honestly become friends with the characters and get to know them personally. Each character differs in their own way and it is so neat to see how they interact with one another. The only thing I was extremely upset about was that it only had 24 episodes! Something like this, in my opinion, should have many seasons. I don't understand how terrible shows on T.V. now have 100+ episodes, and something like this fails to have 30. To make a long story short, you need to see this! Any anime fan would love this and I could say that I would have paid more for it. In addition, I watched all 24 episodes in one sitting. I COULDN'T STOP WATCHING!
Overall: 9/10 A Faults: Should be longer / more episodes."
A Pleasant Surprise.
W. Watson | Petersburg, VA USA | 01/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've watched a lot of Anime lately. I have always liked the action/adventure type anime, but this is one of the first ones I've watched that wasn't really focused on any sort of action. I checked it out mainly because I was tired of my daughter making me watch iCarly all the time and since we like watching TV together I set off in search of some Anime shows she might like.
I'd intended to watch just one or two episodes to see if it was too violent or suggestive. She's 10, so I have to be careful what she watches. I ended up watching the whole series while I was at work over the last week or so. I'm not afraid to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I won't mind watching it again with her. I wasn't really concerned with the brief scenes of nudity in this series. It wasn't anything more than a flash here and there which I can stomach. We've watched Ranma 1/2 for a long time so I'm used to the cultural differences. I wouldn't suggest it for young children, but with supervision, I don't think there's anything too racy. They see worse just turning on the TV these days.
I have to say after watching shows like this that I can see why so many people enjoy Anime. The concepts aren't dumbed down because it's a cartoon. So many American cartoons seem to think that children aren't capable of understanding subtlety. This series does not. The characters are deeply flawed in their own respects and make mistakes. Even Rin isn't perfect. I have to agree with most--I would have liked to have seen a longer story. But honestly, I think this is a story you could return to a year later and still have material to cover. Plus I like the idea of telling a story from start to finish and not killing the characters over changing writers and new creative directions that happens in American series TV.
I really enjoyed this show, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants something different from the standard faire. It was an enjoyable experience. Funimation has a knack for bringing us good stuff."