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August 14 2017, 9:26 AM

Arere-Sensei brings you the best worst of two worlds that might as well have been one.

So yeah, the popularity of Oreimo made it a given that something would pop up that kind of feels the same, although Allen thinks Eromanga Sensei is so bad, you might as well stick to the "original" anyway. Although what would make a show like this good is anybody's guess, I... uh... guess.

Well, whatever. Just be glad I didn't get my review ready in time. There's just so much bad one should have to deal with in one week, and two one-star shows might've been a bit of an overkill.

See you again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

 
August 7 2017, 11:12 AM

Belting Out With the Afterlife.

Well, kind of like that. Allen's offering this week is Tsugumomo, which is partially a show about a clothing article that turns into a girl, but mostly, it's your average harem show. Well... maybe "average" is overselling it, as Allen doesn't really have a high opinion of the show, partially because how how its male lead is treated, and more so because the show apparently wants him to think it's funny, and... well, he doesn't want to be particularly cooperative about that. I'm certainly not blaming him for that.

Next week, we will have at least one more offering for you, possibly even two. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

 
July 31 2017, 7:03 AM

For the Love of Notes.

Allen's pick of the week is Tsukigakirei, a short and presumably sweet love story with maybe too many coincidental barriers of love. Or something like that. He was entertained, but not notably impressed with it.

With my pick of the week, Hinako Note, I was neither entertained nor impressed. Thanks to shows like Is the Order a Rabbit?! or even Encouragement of Climb, MOE or pseudo-MOE shows now have a measuring stick they'd have to live up to, and Hinako Note doesn't quite deliver there.

Well, summer is nearing its end, and we all have to prepare to get back into the swing of things again. See you next week.

-Stig Høgset.

 
July 24 2017, 7:16 AM

The Wrassle and the Hassle.

Dallas, who makes a return after a long hiatus, takes care of the hasslin' part with 91 Days, a mob drama he rather enjoyed. The nice part is that it's a mafia drama set in America, and it's seemingly well-researched. Or at least well-written.

Allen steps up on the Wrasslin' side with Tiger Mask W, a show about wrestlers, so you don't get any more literal than that, I guess. He wasn't nearly as impressed with it as Dallas was with his show, but he had fun. And sometimes, when you just want to relax and have fun, you don't want for more.

So twice as much fun this week. Next week, we'll be back once again. Stay with us.

-Stig Høgset.

 
July 17 2017, 12:49 PM

The Moment You Fall in Love With Your Fellow Game Designer

Nicoletta filling in for Stig again, and I've got my first new review in almost a year! It's for New Game!, which is a pretty great show about a bunch of young women working in a gaming company (totally up my alley) with pretty strong yuri overtones (also absolutely up my alley). It just got a sequel this year, so expect a review of that in the near future, too!

Allen didn't get as lucky; he follows up his review of I've Always Liked You with The Moment You Fall in Love...and apparently, he didn't really fall in love with either of the leads. Or like them at all, for that matter. What a bummer.

We'll be back next week with more from Allen and more from somebody else we haven't heard from in quite a while!

-Nicoletta Christina Browne

 
July 10 2017, 2:51 PM

SHEEEEEE'S.......BAAAACK

Hey all, Nicoletta here filling in for Stig, and hey, it's been a long time since I've done any updates? Hehehe....yeah, a lot happened in real life and I'd semi-retired for a bit. But I'm getting back in the game, both with some new reviews (one of which we'll have next week!) and some retakes on old reviews, since a lot of them need a makeover ^^;

Two of my older reviews, Wandering Son and The World is Still Beautiful got a bit of a makeover, and changed star ratings: one up for Wandering Son, one down for The World is Still Beautiful, sadly.

I'm much, much happier with this version of the Wandering Son review, myself!

And Allen, ever the workhorse, brings us a review of Kado: The Right Answer, which he says is a good watch for sci-fi fans (props to Allen, he again found a cool show I'd never heard of!!)

That's it for this week, but next week I bring you love and peace....and some fun and games, or maybe not much actual game-playing if you look closely. Stay tuned!

-Nicoletta Christina Browne

 
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