THEM Anime Reviews
Home Reviews Extras Forums
February 13 2017, 8:16 AM

A Jin in Your Hand is Better Than Two Right Behind You.

Yet here Allen is, with two seasons of A-Jin: Demi-Human behind him as far as his review queue goes. It was almost a step up from the average too, if it hadn't contained so many shouty bits. From Allen, that is, because nobody is immune of the dreaded "shouting at the screen" when things stop making sense.

Now, while Allen's been working his ass off for us for quite some time now, I'm not sure if we can promise you all a new review next Monday. Dunno if it's the post-Christmas blues that still linger, or if it's just old between-seasons ennui, but it's certainly something going on.

Well, we'll see.

-Stig Høgset.

 
February 6 2017, 4:28 PM

Bewitching and... transcontinential?

Allen takes us across the border of Mexico in his jaunt through El Cazador de la Bruja, a show he found pretty decent as light entertainment goes. It had some fun parts, some not-very-well-thought-out parts and... well, some more fun parts. It just had potential for something more, is all.

Weirdly enough, you could say the exact same thing about Izetta: The Last Witch, which is a bit of the same thing, only bleached starchly white and then dunked in the big WW2-era pool for flavor. It's OK. It's fun... as long as you don't think too hard about it. But that's also all it is.

That was a weirdly average week. Let's hope next week brings us something more interesting, right?

-Stig Høgset.

 
January 30 2017, 8:29 AM

"Never Nine Me".

Allen's back to give us another review for another week, and what he got for us this time is Occultic; Nine, because there are just some days when the Monty Python "Confuse a cat" stageplay makes too much logical sense. He still enjoyed it, though. Mostly.

That's all we got this week for you, but next week it looks like I can throw in another review to go with Allen's next piece. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

 
January 23 2017, 10:19 AM

Hero of the People.

Well, we're back... once again with two reviews.

Allen has a bit of fun with To Be Hero as it all goes straight down the toilet. Which is part of the fun, apparently. Yeah, the show went there.

As for me, I was actually looking forward to My Wife is the Student Council President season 2, since season 1 was a... well, a dumb show that nevertheless managed to treat its main subject -- relationships and the potential sexual encounters that come with it -- with a weird amount of respect. Sadly, this season chose to up the "dumb humor" ratio at the expense of something else. Go on! Try to guess what aspect of the show they sacrificed bits and pieces of to fit THAT in. (Nudge nudge, wink wink.)

I guess that means Allen won this week's lottery. Oh well, those who watch and run away live to review another day. Or something like that. See you again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

 
January 16 2017, 8:45 AM

Mobbing the Edge of a Knife.

Just Allen this time. He watched a little something called Mob Psycho 100. According to him, it's a relatively fun show that isn't exactly as it says on the tin, and you should give it a look. Probably.

That's it for this week. Next week, we will have more Allen, and I should be able to have something prepared for you too. Bai bai.

-Stig Høgset.

 
January 9 2017, 3:57 AM

On the other side of the spiritual border.

Hello, everyone. We have two reviews for you today, both of which does go into the concept of bullying happening to people for standing out and being different... in a way.

Allen's pick of the week is Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War, which takes a rather frank, if not downright brutal, approach to how someone like Chuunibyou's Rikka Takanashi would be treated in real-life Japan... probably.

As for me, I had the pleasure of watching and reviewing Natsume's Book of Friends season 5. The show has had its share of stumbling blocks, but it's always been consistently good, at least, and this latest addition to the franchise is the show at its best.

And there you have it. One pretty good OAV/Movie deal and one excellent TV series. See you again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

 
News Archive
 
© 1996-2015 THEM Anime Reviews. All rights reserved.