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November 12 2018, 4:26 AM

Madness by Day, Twilight by Night.

Or something. Allen sure chose some at-odds (or just plain odd) contributions for us this week.

First, he takes a look at the second season of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., which seems to continue its madcap behavior from the first season. Which is good, as long as you can hold on for dear life.

And then he brings us another Japanese/Chinese co-production in Phantom in the Twilight. Fully aware of some of the baggage that comes with one of the words used in the title, particularly in a movie or series where vampires dwell, he still finds it kind of alright. I guess I just don't know how to pick 'em when it comes to animation, although yes, I have been watching it too, and Allen's assessment of this show is pretty on point as far as I'm concerned.

Wasn't that fun? Next week might be even more fun, though, as the road is paved with MURDER! And maybe shenanigans, but mostly MURDER! See you then.

-Stig Høgset.

November 5 2018, 8:34 AM

Making a Mountain out of a Gene Pool.

I had to pick something special for this update, and Encouragement of Climb season 3 certainly provided. Because you gotta pick something special for your review number 400, and what better show to pick than one of the show that surprised me the most for sheer unadulterated enjoyability and a great example of the kind of show I like to watch. Season 3 is, sadly, a little bit shorter, but it's still got it where it counts.

Allen's contribution this week is all about the science, though. The science of family ties, that is, with Frankenstein Family. As said family is at this point made up of mostly a kid and his parents' four creations, I think it's safe to say that the definition is very broad and including. Not that the show is perfect, but it's got enough where it counts to find itself with a passing grade.

Next week, Allen has a second helping of crazy for you all, and maybe he'll also have a little bit of past-the-sunset fun for you all too, and also clear evidence that I had to have picked the worst two myself. But oh well, what can you do? Well, aside from checking back next week. Bye bye now.

-Stig Høgset.

October 29 2018, 12:26 PM

Playing the Last Ball....

It's all about the end in Nicoletta's choice of the week, Girls' Last Tour, where we get to share in the travelogue of two girls who try to find out exactly who blew up the world. She loved it, of course, but it's a hard kind of love, albeit sort of a "light in the darkness" thing. Or a light in the grey-ish dust kind.

I didn't get to see that show yet, though, because Amazon keeps nabbing all the cool stuff. Thankfully, I had the chance to watch something fun that did not have any end of the world thing getting in the way of the fun. Harukana Receive is into quite different ends; the soft, feminine kind, and you will get to see a lot of that dressed in bikini bottoms. And much like another show centered around boobs and butts, this show is just a ton of fun. You should totally watch it.

Next week, we got two more entries. I will be hitting a milestone in that update, and Allen will bring all the guests for the party. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

October 22 2018, 10:48 AM

Once Upon an Anime...

Allen's contribution to our own insides comes in Cells At Work!, a show that's literally about our body from the inside, and mostly our blood at that. My first thought when hearing about this show was that it sort of reminded me of one of the shows in the "Once Upon a Time..." series of French cartoons, specifically the one that was about... well, mostly blood cells going about their daily routine and all the things that could happen to it, for both good and bad. One of those shows that are kind of weird in a good way.

We're getting some momentum going nowadays too, so next week -- and possibly the one after that -- we'll have two shows to cover. Nico will definitely bring something good to the table, although it will not be an easy watch. So I'd have something a good deal more lighthearted up my sleeve to bring you all back to a more even keel. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

October 15 2018, 3:56 AM

Welcome to the Hotel Califurnia.

Come for the fox-eared girls, stay for the less than subtle yuri, that seems to be the main program in Konohana Kitan. It's a very nice little show; although I kind of wished the characters were allowed to rise above their simplistic molds, Nico didn't seem to mind, and the episode-to-episode stories were easily the best draw. Either way, we agreed that the show was a sweet little series that should belong in the collection of any fan of quiet, reflective shows.

Next week, Allen will drop by with a show that seems to spread the message that it's what inside that's important. A message to live by for sure. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

October 8 2018, 11:44 AM

How Not to Make a Creepy Fetish Show.

And how do you... well avoid that particular aspect when all the signs points towards said show actually being so? Well, after watching How Not To Summon a Demon Lord in full, I'd say it helps to give the girls some agency as they also flaunt their stuff. This show is almost daring people to hate it, but I found it had the same sense of fun as earlier harem highlights like the one you'll see in the recommendation field. Yeah, this show is fun. Imagine that.

Next week, we'll be heading into more traditional supernatural stuff; fantasy with a heavy twist of mythology and tons of sweetness. We trust you will enjoy that too. See you then.

-Stig Høgset.

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