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October 26 2008, 8:32 AM

Ugh! I'm sorry, everyone.

In the survey we had our readers take some months ago, there was a rather large desire to have more updates more often. Truthfully, I understand this, but the fact remains that we're rather short-staffed at the moment. Ok, so it didn't help that the fall lineup for 2008 was atrocious at best, but even so, I do not wish to suffer anime burnout, and the few of us who are active are trying as best we can to find the time to watch and review.

But before we get to the new stuff, Tim's been working hard to improve on his older reviews, hence his three rewrites. The first one is actually from one of his really early reviews, namely Magical Girl Pretty Sammy. The second is from a somewhat newer review, Battle Athletes and the last is from the recently written Bimbou Shimai Monogatari. Note that these are all basically cleanups, so his opinions of either of the three shows haven't really changed much, if at all.

But we've got new reviews too. The first one is a collaboration between Tim and me for the anime version of To Love-Ru. It's mostly Tim's review -- most of the work was done by him -- but he graciously invited me along for the ride, so I added a few comments and expanded on others, making it a full-fledged tag-team takedown on what we both agree is a somewhat lackluster conversion of a "not great but still somewhat entertaining" manga.

Next up, your editor takes on a curious show. Tower of Druaga: the Aegis of Uruk, which is an anime sequel to... um... just read and see for yourself.

Ever the Matsumoto fan, I also watched Galaxy Railways: A letter from the Abandoned Planet, which finally answers one of the questions some of you might have had after watching the original Galaxy Railways series. While not overly fantastic, it was a relief to see it wasn't as god-awful as the second series of the same.

Well, that's about it for this time. I hope to have something new again soon.

-Stig Høgset.

 
 
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