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November 13 2017, 4:22 PM

Choose Your Poison...

Yep. Choose. And you will, because we actually have two reviews for two shows that are actually good. Not easy, necessarily, but good.

Allen's poison of choice is.... well, maybe I shouldn't say. School Live! doesn't for almost the entire first episode, though I'm sure most of you already know its secret. But even if you don't, Allen would still like you to watch it.

Julian's poison of choice might be even better, but it's one that's going to make you feel positively ill. He warns you all that Made in Abyss is NOT an easy poison to swallow, as poisons are wont to be. But as much as watching this show will wound you where it really hurts, Julian assures you you'll be glad you did.

That got weird in a hurry. But hooo boy, not nearly as weird as at least one of the shows we have reviews for next week. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

November 6 2017, 8:53 AM

Convenience Store Flowers.

This week, Julian Malerman continues his long journey through the Monogatari franchise with Hanamonogatari, and he finds it... really, really good. And this is a very divisive franchise to begin with.

Meanwhile, Allen looked into Convenience Store Boyfriends, which he finds a bit on the dense side. It is, surprisingly enough, not a show about various hot guys who are personifications of various convenience stores in Japan, so... that's something?

At least there were some fun times to be had here? Because next week, hell walks the Earth in some manner or the other.

-Stig Høgset.

October 30 2017, 3:13 PM


Why not?

This week, Julian takes on more of the Monogatari franchise, and has lots and lots to say (most of it good) about Second Season. Stig, meanwhile, had a good amount of fun with A Centaur's Life, and I happen to agree with him quite a bit on that one.

Pretty good week, I'd say! Next week, Julian comes back with more Monogatari, while Allen takes on an...unfortunately rather run-of-the-mill romcom. Stay tuned!

-Nicoletta Christina Browne

October 23 2017, 9:23 AM

Gaming The System.

We are back once again to open the floodgates. As we have added another member of our reviewing staff, the energy levels of the remaining ones seems to have risen a bit too. (Except Allen, who seems to be stuck permanently on 11.)

But our two latest reviews are from different reviewers. First up is Julian, who laments his fandom of the Monogatari franchise through his viewing of Nekomonogatari (Black) with a heavy sigh and an exclamation of "trolled again".

Nicoletta, however, had a great time with New Game!!, sequel to New Game! (obviously) and better(er) on all accounts.

And that's it for this week. Next week, we might put the horse before the cat. Or maybe it was the other way around. Either way, we'll see you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

October 16 2017, 6:28 PM

Tsurudere X Tsurudere = 5

So, we got two five star reviews. In the same day. That's kind of a big deal. Even if Nicoletta can't do her math.....

Allen took on a new short series and, much to his surprise, found Tsuredure Children (and I'm still not totally sure what that word actually means) to be funny, sweet, and pretty mature, actually. Good achievement for such a short little series! (for the record, I might personally give I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying! a perfect score, but then again, that's from the same mangaka that gave us Miss Kobayashi).

And Julian took on the 2011 remake of Hunter X Hunter, which was a bit controversial with some of the diehard fans of the original....but he basically has nothing but good things to say about it, and it's actually enough to make me kind of interested. Which, given that dude-centric shounen fighting series aren't really my thing, definitely means something. So kudos to Julian on that front.

We'll be back next week with Julian taking on part of a convoluted, labyrinthine franchise and me having a lot of fun fangirling over another new show. Look forward to it!

-Nicoletta Christina Browne

October 9 2017, 3:09 PM

Ayn Rand Feels Your Pain.

So yeah, Allen undertakes the dubious proposition of reviewing Classroom of the Elite, which is a show for cynics and would-be masterminds, I suppose. He finds the show entertaining enough, though he's also a bit irked that there's apparently no such thing as karma in the world of the Elite.

But beyond that, we also have the pleasure of introducing you all to our very newest reviewer. His name is Julian Malerman, and as a fan of the more artsier spectrum of anime, his first offering for us all is the rather grim and dark Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki. He places its rating squarely in the middle and then asks you to decide whether you want to tilt that rating upwards or downwards on account of how much you like seeing people suffer.

And that's it. A bit late, but... yes. We'll see you all again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

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