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November 25 2015, 1:05 PM

Wednesday Evening Blues.

So yes, late again. I blame Christmas.

Anyway, our review for this week is Valvrave the Liberator, which, according to Nick, is a pretty terrible show. Which means.... if any of you watched any of this yesterday or the day before, then... I'm sorry. It's all my fault.

Yeah, that was a depressing thought, wasn't it? At least next week will be better, provided Christmas doesn't ruin that too. See you then... I hope.

-Stig Høgset.

November 17 2015, 7:43 PM

A Whole New AppROACH.


But yes, Nick really found something else here: an attempt to MOEify cockroaches, of all things, and it is named Gokicha! Cockroach Girls, because why be subtle about it now?! According to Nick, it's short, weird and actually quite alright.

Next week is... well, to put it short, it's not going to be pleasant. Brace yourselves.

-Stig Høgset.

November 9 2015, 9:00 AM

Move it, short stuff!

Well, time for me and Nick to bring you the lowdown on two relatively short shows -- mostly in episode length, so it's a literal thing too.

Nick really got the short straw too, because he ended up with Plastic Nee-san, which has only two minutes to spare for each episode, and, according to him, it's two minutes (times twelve) you could just as well have spent on something else.

One of those options could always be my own contribution for the week; Wakaba*Girl, a relatively easily digestible comedy trial of cute. With eight minutes per episode, it's definitely a bit more fulfilling.

And that's that. Next week, we will take a look at one of those other small things that scuttle around in the dark. Probably. See you then.

-Stig Høgset.

November 4 2015, 11:37 AM

Well... I guess I have no right to judge high-schoolers being late for school anymore, huh?

So... uh... sorry about that. What good is it welcoming you back next Monday if I don't make the update on said day?

Anyway, here is the review I was supposed to put up two days ago: Mushi-shi: The Next Chapter, and since I did the review for the original series and Nick did the review for the 50 minute OAV that followed it, the decision was made that the new series should be a collab between the two of us. Which was even easier to do, because we both agreed that this series was a wonderful follow-up to an already pretty great show. Welcome to the Five Star Family, Mushi-shi. You've earned it.

Next week, if I can manage to avoid being tardy again, will see me and Nick get the short end of the stick... in that literal way of us reviewing very short shows. See you then.

-Stig Høgset, sheepishly late.

October 26 2015, 9:47 AM

Weak in the threes and strong in the knees.

So yeah, like Nick mentioned last week, we've got some... picks for you this week. Good picks? Well, that depends on the strength of your... uh, tolerance for... stuff.

For instance, Nick's choice of the week, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse asks you to put up with some pretty nasty violence and people being torn apart and eaten. It's still a good show... well, decent show, mind, but... yeah. Just read Nick's review.

And if you think that is bad, just wait until you hear what the characters in the show I'm reviewing are doing, They're.... having sex! I know; scandalous, huh? But that's just how My Wife is the Student Council President rolls. This show is also a barely-three stars, mostly because it's got one good thing going for it: the sex. I'm serious. Read and know why.

That was... weird, I guess. Well, next week will probably not be quite as weird, but it'll feature a tag team review by Nick and I, where we take on a show that's loooong overdue for a review. Because we're never late to the show, right? Right? Don't answer that, but DO come back next week to find out what we've got in store for you. It'll be worth it, we promise.

-Stig Høgset.

October 20 2015, 3:48 PM

My Monstrous Love Story

Apologies for the lateness. In the meantime, my promise to bring you all some reviews of shows about love of various types remains intact. Call it a late St. Valentine's day present?

First, I take on one of the better romance series of late, My Love Story!!, which maybe isn't always as nuanced as I'd hope but damn is it cute.

The protagonist of Stig's pick is just about smothered in love, both wanted and unwanted, meanwhile. He takes on the anime adaptation of the infamous Monster Musume manga, whose title describes it pretty accurately: it's a harem whose "contenders" all happen to be mythical creatures. He's not going to say he didn't have fun with it, though....

The two of us have some very, very weird picks, next week: an ecchi comedy where the show's depiction of sex, surprisingly, is what spares it from the trash bin, and a sci-fi spinoff of an eroge that manages to not suck, against the odds. See you then.


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