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September 17 2018, 3:19 AM

Hao Do They Do The Thing That They Do?

Well, obviously I picked the two very worst alternatives for my Haoliners experience, because Allen gave Flavors of Youth, and it's actually pretty decent? So... either the Devil himself is cursing the sudden change of climate or... well, I could have chosen my Haoliners a bit better.

So yeah, that's our lot for this week. See you all next Monday.

-Stig Høgset.

September 10 2018, 9:56 AM

Allen Does What Stig Don't...

..or however that commercial slogan went. Anyway, I remember commenting in my Fox Spirit Matchmakers review that I knew the Chinese animation industry could do better than this, and that they already had. And here comes Allen with Big Fish and Begonia and proves me entirely right; it's a lovely little movie. Well... OAV.

Next week, it's another look at "animation from China" that's also not as awful as my own two contributions so far, so.... hooray for that? And see you all then?

-Stig Høgset.

September 3 2018, 9:51 AM

Ye Olde Hero's Tale....

Well, the show itself is fairly recent, but Granblue Fantasy: The Animation is still based on a videogame with sort of an oldschool feel to it, and made by people who earlier worked on stuff like the Final Fantasy series. The anime itself sets us off in what can only be called a nice start. Will there be more? I dunno -- one can only hope, I guess.

And that's our lot. We're a bit uncertain what we'll have for you next week, so let's just wait and see.

-Stig Høgset.

August 27 2018, 9:56 AM

Drawing the Line on Cute Girls.

That is to say Nicoletta watched Comic Girls, and found it a refreshingly straightforward, friendly and cute series about a girl trying to get a foothold in the manga industry, bringing in a lot of fun viewpoints and happenings without getting too caught up in itself. It seems to hit that sweet spot between sincerity and encouragement, and it comes recommended.

And that's our current contribution of the week. Next week, I shall delve into more recently released old-school matters. See you then.

-Stig Høgset.

August 20 2018, 3:10 AM

"I Can Let You Do That, Allen...."

Yeah, it's Allen's week once again. He takes a look at the movie Hal, a title which makes me sad I didn't have the foresight to make this review the one with the number ID 2001, even if this OAV has nothing to do with monoliths, rampant AI's -- well, I don't think there are any rampant AI's in here at any rate -- or space fetuses. Hal wants to be a smart movie, Allen realizes, but his reaction is still a bit on the "eeeeeeh" side, even if he sort of enjoyed it.

Next week sees the return of Nicoletta and a show she rather enjoyed. It's nice when you get to talk about stuff you like. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

August 13 2018, 8:06 AM

Thou Shalt Cross a Zombie Girl at Your Own Peril.

It seems the long and short of it is the order of the day today. Myself, I take a look at a mildly amusing series called Crossing Time, which is mainly about short conversations at a train crossing, so it makes sense that the episodes are no longer than around four minutes. A decent time period for a quick chat, no?

Meanwhile, Allen throws himself at the 79 minute single episode OAV that is Calamity of a Zombie Girl, and it doesn't look like the OAV in question is short-changing itself in the viscera-splashing department either. Still, worth watching as long as you keep that in mind.

Neither of them will eat up much of your spare time (and brains) either, so put on your bib and dive in. And we'll see you next week again.

-Stig Høgset.

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