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August 31 2009, 5:10 AM

Our "end of summer three in one" special...

Seeing as summer pretty much has come to and end, we at THEM anime thought we'd send it off with three summer-related anime shows to tell you what to watch at all costs, what to watch if you're into the genre in question and what to stay the hell away from.

The road to summer is paved with footprints in the sand.

So yeah, first off we have a show named H2O ~Footprints in the Sand, a show that has been lauded an AIR beater by some. Does it deserve that accolade? Well... no! Read on and find out why.


Summer, it's the time for... time.

Tim brings us Natsu no Arashi!, a show that takes place in the middle of town in a not-so-quiet coffee shop. Time traveling shenanigans and oddball characters abound in this series from the guy who created School Rumble.


The Big Wheel Keeps On Turning.

For our third and final update, Brad'll be reviewing Nasu: Summer in Andalusia. It's a short movie from 2003 directed by a fresh face. Kitaro Kousaka has been working at Ghibli Studios for years as an animator, and though Nasu doesn't feel Ghibli-esque, it does have the same depth and humanity we see in Takahato and Miyazaki's films. It's also one of his favorite discoveries, and to find out why, read on.

And that's how our summers went. See you next Monday for the return of Melissa, who might very well have another gem for us. Stay tuned.

- Stig, Tim and Brad.

 
August 24 2009, 3:30 PM

Paging Sir Mix-A-Lot

This week I'm reviewing Butt Attack Punisher Girl, a nice comedy from the nineties that is as silly as it is sleazy. Next week is gonna be something special: three reviews by all three of our staff on one day. Since we want to say goodbye to the summer, each of the anime we review will be about sun, sand, time travel, and other stereotypes of the hottest time of the year.

 
August 17 2009, 12:02 PM

Stop me if you heard this one; a boy moves in with a bunch of girls of various hair colors and ages...oh, never mind. You DID hear of this before.

This week's review is of Asu no Yoichi!, an anime that, like To Love-Ru, will give you a serious case of déjà vu. For more details, click on this colored text right here.

That's it for this week. Stay tuned next week for another review from Bradley, this one being a more obscure anime. See you next Monday!

- Tim Jones

 
August 10 2009, 9:27 AM

There are no rice balls in a Fruits Basket.

Well, actually... scratch that. There most certainly is. As per our special agreement, here is the second opinion of the THEM favorite Fruits Basket. If any of you are still wondering whether we think it stacks up even today, that answer can be summed up in two words: "hell" and "yes".

Join us next week, where Tim is considerably less enthusiastic about the show he's reviewing.

- Stig Høgset.

 
August 3 2009, 4:24 PM

Steal Your Face Right Off Your HEAd

I should probably add screenshots to my newest review, the 2008 Madhouse series Chaos;HEAd. But that would mean having to watch some of the series again, and Chaos;HEAd was such a source of misery and frustration I'd rather just bury it and leave it be, thank you very much.

Next week will be better, since Stig is going to revisit one of his favorite series. We've also got a summer-rific (groan) schedule of reviews lined up for you this month, with lots of sun, sand, and shirtless babes. The end of the month will be particularly special, so look forward to that as well.

-Bradley Meek

 
 
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