|May 20 2013, 12:35 PM|
|"Tale of the Manic Minors."
Looks like we're all getting to the end of our backlogs, so only two reviews today.
Allen starts us off with a second opinion of Sweet Blue Flowers (which was up to today known as "Aoi Hana" on our site), and finds some more things he felt was worth mentioning as an addition to Brad's original review. He still approves, though.
Meanwhile, I get saddled with Aoi Sekai no Chushin de, which... well, it's got quite a few things in common with another show whose review will show up next week, except unlike said show, Aoi Sekai wants to be taken seriously. VERY seriously. And that, hilariously enough, is why it fails so amazingly hard. (Well, it's at least part of the reason.)
And speaking of next week, we'll see you all then. Have a nice week.
|May 15 2013, 4:04 PM|
|Gah! I'm so late! And I don't even have the piece of toast to show for it.
Soooo... yeah, this update was supposed to have been put up on Monday. Sorry about that, everyone. Some things have... weighed on my mind the last couple of weeks.
Anyway, first off is Dallas with Star Driver, an eloquently hot mess of wordy titles. But hey, it's good, so get at it.
Allen isn't quite as optimistic about The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, though, which seems to suffer from "yet another harem in the making" issues.
Not that I'm refraining from threading on familiar ground with Place to Place (which some of you may know as Acchi Kocchi.) It's got a pint-sized tsundere ramming faces into brick walls, and it's actually pretty damn good. Yeah, I didn't see this coming either.
And that's it for this lot. I'll try to be on time next Monday.
|May 6 2013, 9:13 PM|
|The 80's didn't necessarily work out for all of us.
In Carlos' entry, Urban Square: In Pursuit of Amber, things seems to have gone over well, though, as it takes all the best of 80's action schlock; the gunfire, the adventure and the guy who gets swept along with it all.
Tim, however, is considerably less pleased with Mangirl!. Putting cute girls in charge of everything should by all accounts work out, but Mangirl seems to depend too much on one's interest in the creation process of manga, and he questions whether even that is enough.
So it's back to dumb fun with our last entry of the week, my review of Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they? (Christ, that's a mouthful, isn't it?) And is it fun? It sure is, with a side order of big, big britches.
And with that, I bid you all a fond farewell once again. See you next Monday for some more shows to talk about.
|April 29 2013, 12:14 PM|
|A whole lotta high school.
Because those were the best days of our lives, right?
Carlos dives into the more serious aspect of high school life, except... not really. He watched Campus Investigator Hikaruon, an 80's demon-y cheesefest that really should have taken itself more seriously. Alas, no...
Aiden moves on to the most archetypical of high school shows; the romantic... comedy? Oreshura is his poison of choice, and he reacted to it like most people do to poison.
So I guess it's up to me to bring the goods -- well, in a more literal fashion -- with Girls und Panzer. To put it in perspective; its sales run didn't exactly TANK. (Ohoho.)
Well, anyway, join us next week, where we'll once again have more reviews for you. Panzer Vor.
|April 23 2013, 2:34 AM|
BAM! Just when you thought there'd be no updates, here we go!
Carlos starts us off with the 80s goodness of Cosmo Police Justy.
After that we got Aiden with his review of the adorable Puchimas: Petit iDOLM@STER, a fun little spinoff of the original iDOLM@STER series from 2011.
And Nick wraps things up with the supernatural shonen action show Kaze no Stigma.
That's it for this week. See you guys again next time!
- Tim Jones
|April 15 2013, 12:31 PM|
|The glittery, the grim and the.... uh... wait, what was I talking about again?
Well, we're back again with more reviews, and boy, do we have three very different shows for you.
Carlos starts us off with Nagareboshi Lens, a brief show that proves beyond a doubt that, despite what Twilight fans might think, shoujo did the sparkly thing first.
And then Nick comes along and throws us all into nihilism and despair with the rather infamous Texhnolyze, one of the best outlandishly depressing shows out there.
So it falls to me to return moods to a somewhat even keel, and to do that, I give you Maoyu, a starter-offer that might make a lot of you think of Spice and Wolf for some odd reason. Let's hope we'll get the opportunity to meet these guys in another season in the future, eh?
Anyway, that's it for this week. We've been quite productive as of late, though, so expect some more next week.
- Stig Høgset.