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January 15 2018, 9:39 AM

My peoples...

This week, I check in on Recovery of an MMO Junkie, which is a show about a woman who starts playing an MMO to relax and connect with people through the lovely veil of online anonymity. And a swapped-gender player character. And the main lead is 30 years old, meaning I finally get to see a show about people who are NOT young enough to be my kids. (I'd have to be a main in Astarotte's Toy for that sort of thing, and.... ew, no! Anyway, despite my somewhat icky digression, Recovery of an MMO Junkie is very good stuff. Go watch.

Next week, we'll have some more stuff for you... that is, if we don't get too lost in the dungeons of whatever MMO we might need some intervention from. See you then.

-Stig Høgset.

January 8 2018, 6:20 AM

How Far We Have Fallen...

Well, mostly Allen, because he had the misfortune of reviewing King's Game: the Animation, which was a somewhat nihilistic experience he'd rather do without in hindsight. And hindsight is in short supply in this show.

Me and Tim were far, far luckier with our choice for the week. We reviewed Gabriel DropOut, which was only a somewhat mean show, and towards only one of the characters at that. Still, it was fun and it had its charm, so there you go.

And that's that. See you again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

January 1 2018, 8:26 AM

Getting on in the years.

Allen kicks off the new year with an important milestone for everyone on this planet. Naisho no Tsubomi is all about that puberty in a way you don't often see in anime, although mostly from a female perspective. (Though male puberty tend to be vastly less severe in things one has to deal with after the fact.) It was more of a side note in Only Yesterday, while Please Tell me! Galko-chan mostly took care of the aftereffects, so this show neatly lines up in the small collection of shows that might be a good watch on the subject.

And so we start off our new year. 2017 was actually pretty good animewise, so let's hope 2018 manages to keep up that momentum. See you all again next Monday.

-Stig Høgset.

December 24 2017, 4:19 PM

Reverse Thieves Secret Santa Project 2017.

So yeah, we had no server downage this year, so this update is more or less right on time.

And whoever picked shows for Nico this year (no, it wasn't me this time) seemed to know her tastes fairly well. In the end, she went for Gosenzo-sama Banbazai!, a show that is not easy on the viewer by any stretch of the imagination. That's Oshii for you, I guess. She does recommend it, though, as long as you know what you're setting yourself up for.

To some extent, the same can probably be said about my pick of the year. As someone who has actually lived on a (very small scale family) farm, I ended up choosing Silver Spoon, which is a very, very pragmatic look on what it means to run a farm where meat is (mostly) on the menu, and where its main lesson for the most seems to be "don't take any of this for granted". It also ended up being a second opinion that doesn't really disagree with anything from the original review, so I can only hope our readers find enough interesting material to read from my review as well.

Since this special RSS review ran close enough to our regular Monday updates, you can consider this a replacement for tomorrow's update. Other than that, we hope you all have had a nice holiday, and it looks like our next update will be on the very first day of the year. Imagine that.

-Stig Høgset.

December 19 2017, 12:11 PM

Nico-Chan Lied!

No, I didn't get my review done.


So, thanks to him, we've got an update today, though whether he's really happy that he sat through In Another World With My Smartphone is a whole separate question....

Next week will be fun. Very fun. And Nico-chan might actually get things together. WILL SHE DO IT?

Stay tuned for another exciting episode of A FLAKY GRAD STUDENT REVIEWS ANIME!!!

-Nicoletta Christina Browne

December 18 2017, 9:19 AM

Hold Onto Your Santa Hats!

Review incoming....Nicoletta has something in the works now that she's escaped the Central Coast and the Thomas Fire (yes, she's safe and everybody she knows is as well!) won't be until tonight or early tomorrow morning. Keep your eyes peeled for then!


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