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December 31 2012, 7:27 AM

Something old and something ew.

First, we have some apologies for our readers, as we had not made a Christmas update like we promised. However, this was due to a serverside PHP update that basically screwed over our main site, leaving us unable to do so until we could get our resident expert on the case. (It's an old site, so understandably, there was a lot that needed going over.) Anyway, now that it's been fixed, we can get back on scedule.

Tim looks into some of the past and more unknown works of an old hero of mine with the Rumiko Takahashi Anthology, which he finds quite charming for the most part.

As for me, I'm throwing out a second opinion on the rather infamous Strike Witches, partially since we tag-teamed the second season even before I had the chance to get to know these characters in the first. So this is my take on the whole thing.

And that's it for this time. Barring another PHP upgrade messing things up again (knock on wood), we'll be returning next Monday with more reviews.

-Stig Høgset.

 
December 17 2012, 9:34 PM

Why so serious?

Well, one could ask when it comes to our first show of the week, Level E. Allen is, at least, seemingly amused by all the things the show unloads on you.

The topic of Nick's review of the week, however -- namely Wandering Son -- should always be taken seriously. Aside from one prominent niggle, he finds it the most neutral yet respectful show on the market today that deals with its extremely sensitive topic.

And that's that. See you guys again next week.... probably. (It'll be the first day of Christmas, so in this case, we might be entitled to putting it off a day, depending...)

-Stig Høgset.

 
December 10 2012, 9:45 PM

Comedy, Followed By A Battle

Tonight we got two shows of very different genres.

First up is Joshiraku, a comedy from the creator of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Aiden took this one on, and he hates to admit it doesn't live up to the same pedigree.

Next up we have Stig with the second season to the well-known Queen's Blade series - Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye. Check out Stig's thoughts by clicking on the link.

That's it for this week. We plan to bring you a new review every Monday this month, because it's that time of year for giving and all that. See you next Monday!

- Tim Jones

 
December 3 2012, 5:29 PM

Extension: Granted

So...last week's update didn't happen. We're here to make it up to you (we promise).

First off, Aiden covers this year's Humanity Has Declined, a black comedy in the vein of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei that he's given high marks.

Next, Allen returns with a glowing second opinion of Mysterious Girlfriend X, and he's happy that Aiden has already given us a "levelheaded" opinion so that he can go all out and possibly overwhelm the reader with his praise. Ah well...all of us reviewers need that every so often.

Finally, I've got a NoetaminA program from earlier this summer, the sci-fi comedy Tsuritama. It's funny, it's sweet, and it blows it all by being a bit self-important (and dare I say a little racy as well), but I'd say it's ultimately worth a watch for its good first half.

And that's it for this week. Expect more reviews in the near future...if not next week, then we'll be around soon enough. Happy December.

-Nick Browne