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April 29 2013, 12:14 PM

A whole lotta high school.

Because those were the best days of our lives, right?

Carlos dives into the more serious aspect of high school life, except... not really. He watched Campus Investigator Hikaruon, an 80's demon-y cheesefest that really should have taken itself more seriously. Alas, no...

Aiden moves on to the most archetypical of high school shows; the romantic... comedy? Oreshura is his poison of choice, and he reacted to it like most people do to poison.

So I guess it's up to me to bring the goods -- well, in a more literal fashion -- with Girls und Panzer. To put it in perspective; its sales run didn't exactly TANK. (Ohoho.)

...sorry.

Well, anyway, join us next week, where we'll once again have more reviews for you. Panzer Vor.

-Stig Høgset

 
April 23 2013, 2:34 AM

Sneak update!

BAM! Just when you thought there'd be no updates, here we go!

Carlos starts us off with the 80s goodness of Cosmo Police Justy.

After that we got Aiden with his review of the adorable Puchimas: Petit iDOLM@STER, a fun little spinoff of the original iDOLM@STER series from 2011.

And Nick wraps things up with the supernatural shonen action show Kaze no Stigma.

That's it for this week. See you guys again next time!

- Tim Jones

 
April 15 2013, 12:31 PM

The glittery, the grim and the.... uh... wait, what was I talking about again?

Well, we're back again with more reviews, and boy, do we have three very different shows for you.

Carlos starts us off with Nagareboshi Lens, a brief show that proves beyond a doubt that, despite what Twilight fans might think, shoujo did the sparkly thing first.

And then Nick comes along and throws us all into nihilism and despair with the rather infamous Texhnolyze, one of the best outlandishly depressing shows out there.

So it falls to me to return moods to a somewhat even keel, and to do that, I give you Maoyu, a starter-offer that might make a lot of you think of Spice and Wolf for some odd reason. Let's hope we'll get the opportunity to meet these guys in another season in the future, eh?

Anyway, that's it for this week. We've been quite productive as of late, though, so expect some more next week.

- Stig Høgset.

 
April 8 2013, 10:30 AM

3-2-3 ... is this a Los Angeles number?

Aiden begins our update with the Gen Urobuchi SF thriller Psycho-Pass and ponders the difference between competence and brilliance, a line that this series doesn't ever quite manage to cross.

Carlos also takes on the mostly (and rightfully) forgotten Studio Pierrot magical girl OVA Harbor Light Story: From Fashion Lala, only notable for having been the original concept behind what would prove a far better show a decade later.

Stig caps things off with the overwrought, but entertaining space opera Heroic Age, a good-looking mecha show bogged down by some ham-handed exposition.

Lots more reviews coming down the pipeline - please look forward to them!

-- Carlos

 
April 1 2013, 1:00 PM

"We apologise for the fault in the subtitles. Those responsible have been sacked."

And now we get to our real Monday update.

Allen starts us off with a belated look at the intriguing 2002 post-apocalyptic procedural TV series Heat Guy J, lauding it as a worthy addition to the "gritty sci-fi" oeuvre.

Carlos bravely takes on the violent, poorly-animated sci-fi action one-shot Roots Search and ultimately adds to the collective dogpile it has earned from every anime review site that has gone near the thing in the last two decades.

Stig takes a quick look at the Flash animation series My Little Sister Is an Osakan Momma, throws his hands in the air, and says, "This anime can't be this badly animated, parochial, and stereotyped!"

Plenty more reviews already in the tank this month, so keep your eyes peeled, and remember - there's still a few hours left to "Don't Believe Anything You See On The Internet Day" so stay frosty.

-- Carlos

 
April 1 2013, 12:16 AM

A Very Special Redaction

Carlos revisits a series that, once reviled, now holds a special place in the hearts of THEMers everywhere: Apocalypse Zero.