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May 18 2015, 10:49 AM

Listen, Girls, You're the Devil in me.

In a startling showing of how fast time goes, Carlos takes a look at an OAV for a show that came out in 2012 and whose two episodes came out in 2013 and 2015. The OAV in question is Listen to me, Girls, I'm Your Father... the OAV, and much like the show, it almost baits us with the promise of iffy fanservice and then pounce us with emotional drama when we didn't really expect it. The two episodes of the OAV is apparently half of this, half of that, and... actually pretty decent.

I'm not sure what I expected from The Testament of Sister New Devil, which in a total mirror opposite of Listen to me, Girls... seems to want to settle for trying to come across as heartfelt and dramatic, and then unleashing a barrage of really awkward fanservice and sexual tension. Trinity Seven was better than this.

Well... I guess that's it, then. See you again next week, where things are liable to get even more weird.

-Stig Høgset.

 
May 11 2015, 5:32 PM

Love Horizon.

Once again, Carlos is all up in one of his own personal guilty pleasures in YuruYuri Nachuyachumi, a little inbetweener... well, insofar that it lasts for an hour, which is no bad thing. Guilty pleasure or not -- hell, overall quality or not -- the show's, and by that extent, this OAV's main draw is knowing its audience, so if you loved the show before, this OAV isn't here to change your mind.

I, too, press on with a show of my choice: Log Horizon Season 2, which is... seriously going to need another season to not feel like a bit of a copout. It's still good, but... I dunno, a bit lacking in focus? It's a disappointing four star, if that makes any sense.

Well, we'll hope to see you here again next week, where I'll make a concentrated effort not to do the site update after midnight, my time, which by this site's accord is... 5:30pm?! Oh, why must you be so cruel, round-ish planet and your crazy ways of dealing with time?

-Stig Høgset.

 
May 4 2015, 5:11 PM

Four stars on two reviews ago....

Allen suddenly came to a realisation: we do not have a review for Eureka Seven. Can you imagine that? So he lets loose his rebel yell and declares this show worthy.

As for myself, I had to face my own prejudices about Outbreak Company... in the sense that; yes, a show about half-elf maids and some guy heading off to a fantasy world to teach them about otaku culture can actually be a very funny and head-scratchingly heartfelt show.... with some flaws, granted, but not quite in the way I expected.

And it looks like we'll be having some fun next week too. Hope to see you there.

-Stig Høgset.

 
April 27 2015, 7:45 AM

"Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft. This is Captain Yuri of the Earth Unit in Deep Space."

Granted, Carlos's show of the week has preciously little to do with space. He chimes in with his second opinion of YuruYuri Season 2, which earns itself one twirl, a lick, a grab, a grope and two snaps in the air. And possibly three stars, I dunno.

Meanwhile, Tim and I undertake a show that's pretty short on yuri but at least somewhat to do with space. Not that it matters, because Captain Earth could've had all the twirls, licks, grabs and whatnot in the world, and it still wouldn't help. It's a frustrating, nonsensical shounen that wants to pretend it's a space opera. It's just... not good. Not good at all.

Well, at least Carlos had some fun. Next week, though, we'll have something even better. Don't go away now.

-Stig Høgset.

 
April 20 2015, 10:18 AM

Which would you rather have; a parasite in your hand or the chance to play "52 pick up" with cards that have the ability to lead you on a wild goose chase?

Because Nick sat down and watched Parasyte -the Maxim-, and found it a bit middling. Starts out well, then kind of loses itself as it goes along. It's a shame too, because it introduces maybe one of the most charmingly goofy pseudo-antagonist-protagonists in any anime I've ever seen; namely Migi the parasite.

Now, last week, I mentioned that I had a review for a show this week that finally has a review in full. That show is Cardcaptor Sakura, which I had the chance to see some time ago, and both earlier reviews about it are very much right; it's an absolutely wonderful show that everyone should watch, slight awkwardness about it or not. The price tag might give some of you pause, but it's so worth it.

The same can not be said for next week's show, which will constitute a bit of a tag team takedown on our part. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

 
April 13 2015, 9:54 AM

PAN PAKA POOOOW!

Allen didn't much have a particularly good time with Isuca. Its creator turned out to be the kind of person who found almost stereotypically angry female leads appealing somehow as the primary choice in an otherwise tiresome harem hodgepodge of tropes, as well worn as a pair of slippers someone poured a bucket full of nails and thumbtacks into.

It goes without saying that I had a much better time with Kantai Collection, an oddity of a show made for people who complained that Strike Witches weren't naval enough. (They do exist, right?) Anyway, the show is based on an internet browser strategy game, a franchise that has earned an astounding level of popularity, apparently. Much like with Strike Witches, I did wish the show would've been a bit more daring with its contents and such, but it was certainly popular enough to gain a second season before the first one was done. Will I be watching that when it appears? Yep, I most certainly will.

And that's that. Next week will see another review for a newer show, as well as a look back at an older show that will finally get a full review. See you then.

-Stig Høgset.

 
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