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February 22 2010, 12:55 PM

"And I think it's going to be a long, long time, till touch down brings me round again to find..."

Two years ago I saw the Strike Witches OAV and was underwhelmed. And now, at the end of 2009, I saw the TV series. How much has my opinion changed since then? Only one way to find out.

See you next week for a fairly surprising title for fellow reviewer Stig to review.

Edit: In light of its license, Asatte no Houkou. has been renamed to its R1 DVD release name of Living for the Day After Tomorrow.

- Tim Jones

 
February 14 2010, 11:57 AM

A special Valentines Day update.

Since it's Valentine's day, we decided to run our weekly update one day sooner than sceduled. The show we chose looks at relationships in ways a little bit more traditional than the norms of today, but it's still a nice show.

Put your hands together for Ai Yori Aoshi, and please look forward to another look at Enishi some time in the future from yours truly. (No Valentines Day pun intended.)

And that's it for today. Next week marks the return of Tim reviewing a show that takes a more unusual look at our world. Now go take your girlfriends out to dinner or something.

Edit: Also, in light of its recent license, I changed the name of "Wagaya no Oinari-sama" to "Our Home's Fox Deity" to reflect the upcoming DVD release.

- Stig Høgset.

 
February 13 2010, 2:27 PM

Pay No Attention to the Invisible Man in the Fluorescent Suit

My apologies- I clean forgot I was supposed to upload this yesterday. But no worries now, because I've got the forum users picks for the best of the Aughts right here. Some of the blurbs were written by our own members! I may have had to bribe some of them, but hey, the job's done.

I'm semi-retired from THEM right now- the new semester of school has been demanding, and the articles on Anime3000 ain't gonna write themselves. But Stig and Tim will be here for you, because life is too short for bad anime, y'know?

If all goes right, you'll hear from me again in the summer.

-Bradley Meek

 
February 8 2010, 1:10 PM

"And to think... I hesitated."

I actually had the chance to finish this show a long time ago (though... less honorable means), but things was a little crazy back then, and the show was put on the backburner for a little while. And then, as I was about to turn my attention back to this neato little sequel of Clannad's, Sentai Filmworks went ahead and licensed and released it.

And that's why I finally got around to watching and reviewing Clannad ~After Story~ for you guys. So come on in and have a read. If you've got the time and haven't done so already, we've got Tim's review for the first season right here. (And, if you're a completist, Tim's review for the movie made by Toei, can also be read on this site.)

Next up, I've got yet another review for you just in time for Valentine's. Now, I could've played the evil route and reviewed some tedious run-of-the-mill harem stuff, but no; I've got something a little bit better than that. Stay with us.

- Stig Høgset.

 
February 5 2010, 3:51 AM

I Know What I Like and I Like What I Know

Hang with me here. For the last month we've been bringing you one Best of the Decade list after another after another, and guess what, I got another for you. It's my baby this time around, and since it clocks in at around three thousand words, you'd best get reading this sprawling list.

Next week, same Battime same Batplace, will be the final entry in our really long celebration of the last ten years in anime. We'll be wrapping things up with our forum users votes for the Best of the Decade, as more or less written by the forum users.

Until then,

Bradley

(PS I've also written a guest post for Tim Maughan's site about Urusei Yatsura and Beautiful Dreamer. If you haven't heard of either of those titles, you owe it to yourself to see one of the classics. Read my primer to find out more.)

 
February 1 2010, 11:00 AM

If at first you don't succeed...

This title is another from my list that was the result of my special offer at the end of last year. But more importantly, the movie I'm reviewing is Tales from Earthsea, directed by Goro Miyazaki. It's also one of the very few titles I feel somewhat guilty for not being very excited about. It was not an easy review to write, so I can only hope I didn't come across as either pompous or presumptuous.

And that's about it. Next up is the sequel series to a show made by another fairly well known animation house. See you guys again for that.

- Stig Høgset.