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October 17 2016, 11:01 AM


Well... who can say how easy it is to be so when dealing with franchises close to one's heart.

Allen plainly states that he probably isn't so, and to keep that in mind when you read his review for The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, as he quite frankly adored this adaptation of the manga it was based on and the franchise it belongs to.

Carlos, on the other hand, isn't quite as enamored of Ace Attorney, but he still finds it an entertaining anime based on (presumbly) one of his favorite gaming franchises. Since anime based on games tend to average at... well, below average... that can only be a good thing, right?

And that is our lot for this week. See you again next week, where Allen steps into deeper waters.

-Stig Høgset.

October 11 2016, 5:45 AM


So yeah, I... might have scarred quite a few people among the staff with my IT picture two weeks ago. (And also possibly a few of our readers.) Sorry about that.

Allen, on the other hand, needed no clown to scar him, because he chose to watch A Town Where You Live, which he pretty much dubs "romantic drama for controlling egomaniacs". You can safely file this one away, together with "Don't Leave Me Alone Daisy (aka "Shoujo for psychopaths") and Kuma Miko (aka "Slice-of-life for psychopaths") in the "Ew, no!" cabinet.

So let's get to some healing, because what I have for you this week is Amanchu! made by none other than the creator of Aria and directed by Junichi Sato, who seems to specialize in doing stuff like this. And granted, I might harp a bit on a character in this review too, she is admittedly not even close to the kind of leads you'll find in the aforementioned shows. (Or supporting cast, as is the case with Kuma Miko.)

And if that's not enough; as an attempt to push the clown out of view, here's a nice little coloring job courtesy of a friend of mine of a certain key moment in this show, as portrayed by the manga. Enjoy.

Next week, Allen's gonna visit a new entry in an old franchise still remembered, but probably past its glory days. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

October 3 2016, 9:42 AM

The Tale of Not Your Average Disney Princess.

So yeah, I promised that we'd bring you something classy this week, didn't I? Well, courtesy of Carlos, we have The Tale of Princess Kaguya, a movie by the venerable Studio Ghibli that pays homage to many classic expressions of art as well as an old tale you don't see retold much. (I think I've only really seen it in Okami so far myself.) So indulge your inner film school fanboy and watch this piece of history.

Next week, we'll have... something for you, we promise. We just need to put our queues in order, but there will definitely be an update in a week or so. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

September 26 2016, 9:54 AM

Don't you want a balloon?

They all float down here, Georgie. It's all the poor textiles can do to keep them restrained. And weirdly enough; despite the mildly off-putting character designs, Wagamama High Spec isn't as much about boobs as you'd imagine. It seems to have taken some pages out of Wakaba*Girl and made a short comedy stint about a bunch of girls and the very casual everyday things they do, which puts it on a different bus compared to the game it's based on. Weird, right?

Well, at least next week we'll have something really classy for y'all. And I don't mean that in a self-decrepitating ironic "compared to this" fashion. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

September 19 2016, 2:50 AM

"Oh Lord, won't you buy me a war maiden or two..."

So yeah, fresh off the pompadour and afro squad, I delved deeply into a show that seems to style itself more towards conventional harem-ish designs and then slathered in a grand story of strife and warfare and the littlest nation that got caught up in the middle of it. It's Lord Marksman and Vanadis's time, and it does rather well for itself, particularly given its rather blatant wish fulfillment bent and hilariously optimistic expectations of female puberty.

And that was the show that barely made four. Next week, we have a show that barely made three, so off the slippery slope we go. See you next week.

-Stig Høgset.

September 12 2016, 8:10 AM

Rave of the Bohemian.

So yeah, I seem to have found me a fantasy show with a bit of an odd fashion sense. Rage of Bahamut: Genesis builds for itself a fairly typical JRPGish fantasy story, and then turns around and unleashes all the afros, pompadours, kitty ears and fluffy hand puppets over itself. Mr. Torgue would approve.

Next week, we return with something a bit more droll, but still entertaining enough for the most part. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

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