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January 23 2017, 10:19 AM

Hero of the People.

Well, we're back... once again with two reviews.

Allen has a bit of fun with To Be Hero as it all goes straight down the toilet. Which is part of the fun, apparently. Yeah, the show went there.

As for me, I was actually looking forward to My Wife is the Student Council President season 2, since season 1 was a... well, a dumb show that nevertheless managed to treat its main subject -- relationships and the potential sexual encounters that come with it -- with a weird amount of respect. Sadly, this season chose to up the "dumb humor" ratio at the expense of something else. Go on! Try to guess what aspect of the show they sacrificed bits and pieces of to fit THAT in. (Nudge nudge, wink wink.)

I guess that means Allen won this week's lottery. Oh well, those who watch and run away live to review another day. Or something like that. See you again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

January 16 2017, 8:45 AM

Mobbing the Edge of a Knife.

Just Allen this time. He watched a little something called Mob Psycho 100. According to him, it's a relatively fun show that isn't exactly as it says on the tin, and you should give it a look. Probably.

That's it for this week. Next week, we will have more Allen, and I should be able to have something prepared for you too. Bai bai.

-Stig Høgset.

January 9 2017, 3:57 AM

On the other side of the spiritual border.

Hello, everyone. We have two reviews for you today, both of which does go into the concept of bullying happening to people for standing out and being different... in a way.

Allen's pick of the week is Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War, which takes a rather frank, if not downright brutal, approach to how someone like Chuunibyou's Rikka Takanashi would be treated in real-life Japan... probably.

As for me, I had the pleasure of watching and reviewing Natsume's Book of Friends season 5. The show has had its share of stumbling blocks, but it's always been consistently good, at least, and this latest addition to the franchise is the show at its best.

And there you have it. One pretty good OAV/Movie deal and one excellent TV series. See you again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

January 2 2017, 8:01 AM

Play Misery for me...

Well, here we are, at the start of the new year. And here is Allen, ready to start us off on a... mildly creepy foot with his review for Momokuri, a show he found to be OK for the most part, with one rather large caveat. And which one would that be? Well, why don't you head inside and have a look?

That's it for this week. We'll be back next week (barring another host mishap), so I guess it's time to rev up the engine now that the Christmas Chaos is over. See you then.

-Stig Høgset.

December 28 2016, 7:02 AM

The Reverse Secret Santa 2016, better late than even later?

But yeah, it just so happened that we had some host problems that started a day or two before this update was supposed to be up, so this was a bit out of our hands. So since our site is finally back online, we can commence with our contributions for the year.

Of my own three selections, the show I really wanted to watch the most was Snow White with the Red Hair. Unlike Nico, I only had the chance to cover the first season, because the stream isn't available for Scandinavians. Still, despite my initial worries, it was well worth the wait, because it's just a really, really sweet show.

But wait, there's more: despite me wanting to watch the aforementioned show the most, I also noticed another suggestion on my list. Cowboy Bebop, a show with no small fame (and fanbase) around it that I decided to make my bonus RSS contribution for reasons... well, just read the review and see for yourself. Hell, maybe some of you have been in my shoes about this too.

Moving on, Tim chose ERASED as his contribution for 2016, a show he rather enjoyed from the looks of it.

We've got more stuff coming along. I know Nico's got something for this year's RSS review event, and I think Carlos does too -- it's hard to tell, since we're being secretive about this even towards our own fellow reviewers, but I'm sure he's had his hands full with our providers too. We'll edit in the other reviews as they arrive.

So... yeah. We hope you guys have had a lovely holiday, and we'll see you all in 2017.

-Stig Høgset.

December 19 2016, 12:48 PM

"O-ei the hills and Fuji way...."

Well, Allen felt like he was on top of a mountain for all the people he could see in the theater during his viewing of Miss Hokusai, which is to say few, if none. And why, he asks, as he found the movie to be quite the masterpiece. Something for the art crowd, no doubt, but also for being a moving period piece.

And that's it for today. But don't rest on your laurels yet, because Christmas eve is coming up, and with that, we have our annual Reverse Secret Santa reviews for all our readers. Which shows did we get this year? Wait and see.

See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

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