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February 24 2014, 9:28 PM

Second Half of the THEM Anime Q&A Coming Up Next Monday

No, I didn't forget about it. It's just that some of our participants have been very busy these past few months. However, we should be ready by next Monday. Thank you all for being so patient!

- Tim Jones

 
February 24 2014, 1:11 PM

Infinite Winds of Love.

One has to wonder what drives some people sometimes, and Allen seems to be no exception, choosing to tackle the putrid continuation that is Infinite Stratos 2, a review that is a long string of barely controlled (if even) rage.

Aiden chose not to go that route, however, instead going into the continuation of a show starring a master of taking routes; The World God Only Knows: Goddess Arc.

Carlos continues this roll by bringing in a review for Hayao Miyazaki's latest magnum opus; The Wind Rises, and pay every single attention to detail equal measure in words. Which is as it should be.

Next week, we might be going on a visit to the countryside. We might even visit hell. Who knows. See you guys then.

-Stig Høgset.

 
February 17 2014, 11:29 AM

Severing the crime of youth.

I don't know whether the characters in the show Aiden watched; namely The Severing Crime Edge is of high-school appropriate age, but it probably doesn't matter. He was thoroughly unimpressed with the show, particularly since it held some potential.

Carlos continues down the road of three highschool girls being caught up in... something... with his review of Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne season 2, and adds a little dash of Kamogawa Days to go with it. He's mostly pleased, much like he was with the first season.

Moving away from the girls' camp for a change, I took the opportunity to look into how boys approach their high school days with the straightforwardly named Daily Lives of High School Boys, and, weirdly enough, it's really good. It's the exact kind of measured insanity I like in my comedies; balls crazy, but not loudly and obnoxiously so.

And that's our lot for today. See you again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

 
February 11 2014, 12:44 AM

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

Well, it took several hours of rounding up information and editing, but at long last I present to you the first part of the 3rd THEM Anime Q&A! Unfortunately, only five of the nine participants answered questions for this round. Hopefully I can get in contact with the other four later for questions. See you then!

- Tim Jones

 
February 10 2014, 6:28 PM

Sing, Iczer! Heed no scientific noise.

I'm not sure we get variety packs this varied that often. So, what's in today's little blender-smoshed juice of an update?

Nick starts off with Noiseman Sound Insect, a bit of a bizarre little piece that's still quite good.

Carlos takes a look at some of that other stuff that lurks under the ground; Iczer Reborn, And finds it... lacklustre, despite a rather interesting casting choice.

For the last one, Tim and I had to join forces, because the two of us learned that there are far worse things out there. Love Live isn't quite that bad, but it's not far off.

We also got the first round of our Q&A session coming up. Stay tuned, and either way, we'll see you next week.

-Stig Høgset.

 
February 3 2014, 5:40 PM

I Couldn't Be a Sparrow, So I Reluctantly Moved to Kyoto and Decided to Get a Job

Monday afternoon at THEM Anime. A certain unfunny cat is griping and all but one of us are, too.

Carlos comes back for the first time in a while (welcome back!) with his take on Sparrow's Hotel, hoping for another short-and-sweet series in the vein of Encouragement of Climb but being sorely disappointed instead. TripAdvisor recommends the Ostrich's Inn next time....

Next, Stig brings us yet another entry in the line of light novel adaptations with pointlessly long titles. Luckily for him, the series itself wasn't especially long, since this job apparently wasn't worth the pay.

Aiden saves the day with 2013's Kyousougiga, or rather the TV remake of the one-off ONA about a "mirror" version of the city of Kyoto. While Carlos wasn't a fan of that version, this one seems to have concentrated all of the good, thrown out the questionable, and made one of the funnest and most fascinating series of the year out of the result; he has no reservations about recommending it.

That's all for this week, but stay tuned for the results of the Q and A next week.

-Nick Browne

 
February 3 2014, 1:51 AM

THEM Anime Q&A! Questions Are Now Closed

Thanks to everyone who sent in questions. We will providing answers to them in a new editorial next Monday.

Until then, check back later today for some new reviews from our fine staff.

- Tim Jones

 
February 2 2014, 1:21 AM

Last Day For The THEM Anime Q&A!

Just a reminder that today is the last day for the 3rd THEM Anime Q&A. So if you any of you still have questions left, please send them today.

- Tim Jones