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June 20 2016, 9:45 AM

When Susanna Cries and Stabs the Living Hell Out of You.

Well, that's where you end up with the surprise MOE murder machine When They Cry - Higurashi, of which Allen gives the second season -- When They Cry - Higurashi 2 -- a second look. Grandpa here reckons this is where it's at; now that MOE girls stabbing people has become mainstream and "cool", nobody remembers the original anymore from before MOE stabbings sold out. Or something like that.

...I knew I shouldn't have stashed that hipster corpse in my freezer. *cough* Anyway... see you again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

June 13 2016, 10:58 AM

The Lost Horizons of Potential and the Oversized Crowd Photobombing it.

That's more or less how Allen felt about Shangri-La; fun, but too crowded for its own good. And not necessarily about a Shangri-La either. Maybe. At least it's quite OK as shows go.

Next week, Allen will bring the goods again. As for what, we'll see. Later, all.

-Stig Høgset.

June 6 2016, 11:17 PM

A Tribe Called Witchcraft

Amazingly, we were THIS close to having zilch reviews for this week, but Stig, Tim, and I all managed to push something out just in time. Woooo!

I took on 2014's Witch Craft Works, which was another dud from the Winter 2014 season...except this time, there was enough potential at the start that the crappy execution really made me pretty depressed. It also seems like it had some lost potential to be a cute yuri show, and that's something that really gets me down.

But Stig and Tim had a much, much better time with Tribe Cool Crew, which was something of a dark horse surprise find during one of their synchro sessions. Those kinds of shows are the best!

And we'll have something for ya'll next week! We promise!

-Nicoletta Christina Browne

May 30 2016, 4:25 AM

The Mysteries of Allen's Most Pleasing Cases Returns a Bit Worse For Wear.

But just a bit. Allen takes on The Case Files Of Young Kindaichi Returns Season Two in which he's mildly disappointed with the show compared to the first season. I guess that's just how it goes sometimes.

Well, that's our lot this week. See you again next time.

-Stig Høgset.

May 23 2016, 3:15 PM

"Once upon a dime a dozen...." serves one well to stand apart. The lady of snow may have been chosen, yet not for her tenacious heart.

Nico's choice for you is definitely one where being eye-catching in a manner isn't necessarily good, though she enjoyed Snow White with the Red Hair a lot anyway, partially because of this and partially because of the other things it does well... with some caveats, mainly to do with pacing (I think.) Still, good show.

It's always nice to have something good to present for our regular update. Next week... is still a bit up in the air, but hopefully we'll have something at least equally nice for you all. See you then.

-Stig Høgset.

May 16 2016, 5:38 PM

Wheel of Morality, turn turn turn. Tell us the lesson that we should make go away by bribing someone with lots of money so nobody will ever question us again.

This week, Nicoletta has chosen to delve into an old classic by one of the godfathers of manga; namely Ozamu Tezuka's Young Black Jack.

Well... it's sort of a recent show based on his work. Either way, she finds the moral of the show to be kind of one sided. But it's enjoyable. Mostly.

Anyway, enjoy. And we'll see you again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

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