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November 28 2016, 1:18 PM

Fantastic Labyrinth of Red Herring.

Well, OK, maybe not quite that, but Allen feels that Fantastic Detective Labyrinth only gets better once it changes away from its original purpose or some such. How weird is that?

And that's the last review before the big Christmas Crunch. December tends to be the most busy month for us all, but hopefully we'll still have time to throw in a review now and then. If nothing else, there's the Reverse Secret Santa event to look forward to.

See you all later.

-Stig Høgset.

November 21 2016, 9:14 AM

"I've Always Short-changed You!"

Well... not that Allen hasn't been a really productive reviewer lately. I guess I've Always Liked You just didn't leave him much to talk about, being a pleasant, but ultimately kind of a run-of-the-mill love story. A quick snack, as it were. At least it's much better than the stuff we had for you the two previous weeks. I mean... it'd have to work very hard to be worse. Fun times, I guess.

Well... we'll see you next week with something approximately equally pleasant. Probably.

-Stig Høgset.

November 16 2016, 6:37 PM

A Three Day Long Case of the Mondays

So, to answer Stig:

No. It doesn't get better. At least not this week, as I've jumped on the grenade that is Crystal Triangle. Just ... read for yourself.

See you next Monday!

- Carlos Ross

November 7 2016, 11:07 AM

Hundred Horrible Hybrids on the Wall....

With anime in such a state that it is right now, maybe even that won't be enough.

Me and Tim gave Hundred a chance, and for a little while, we actually dared carry a little torch of optimism inside of ourselves. But nope, the show basically squandered all that by being such a boring, by-the-number magical school/super-powered armor series with animation on a steep decline going from average to horrible and a cast so tedious it makes the Trinity Seven gang look downright Shakesperian by comparison.

And still Allen was the one who drew the short straw. Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia is such a spectacular failure of a show, solely aimed at people whose dream job is "Playboy Bunny Girl Massage Staff" or something. It took everything about Hundred and then apparently thought it needed the duty-based sex-angled means of powering up. I guess you can at least be thankful that the show lets you know what you're in for in the first episode, so that you can boot it off your queue once it's finished. Or before that, even.

Christ, this has been a terrible week.

But hey, look on the bright side; we can only go up from here, right? Right?!

-Stig Høgset.

October 31 2016, 12:48 PM

Sunshine on Light.

Allen wouldn't want the protagonist of his pick of the week to walk 500 miles, what with the kind of burden he has to carry. He has subjected himself to The Morose Mononokean, which was a show he rather liked, so... maybe he would pass ever penny on to it? Possibly? Or at least a little bit of it?

Carlos, however, brogues no argument about his unadulterated love for Love Live! Sunshine!!, which, despite its flaws, he recommends to everyone who ever loved everything about the original. And maybe one day, we'll get the crossover I've always wanted: Love Live! Sunshine on Leith!!

I mean... hey, the K-On girls got to go to London and partake in Abbey Road parodies. Why can't I have my dreams?

But I digress. See you all next week.

-Stig Høgset.

October 24 2016, 10:07 AM

Allen on the Sky with Diamonds.

Well... maybe "diamonds" would be pushing the term a bit, but Allen had a pretty good time with Alderamin on the Sky despite the male lead's attempts at sabotaging that, at least at first. (And no submarine of an easily discernable color either.)

That's our lot, but we'll be back next week with more reviews. Allen has worked quite hard lately, and maybe some of the rest of us will have something too.

-Stig Høgset.

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