|December 2 2013, 11:05 PM|
|Two Bronzes and a Silver
Today we have two average shows and one above average.
First up on the list of the average shows is the surprising Love Lab. Surprising, in this case, meaning that both Stig and I were surprised that despite the promotional art and dumb opening theme, there's some genuine comedy to be found here.
Next up Stig goes solo with High School DxD, a harem show that he finds fun, but its second half snatches away a potential fourth star.
But Allen Moody comes up the winner this week with the 1982 classic The Mysterious Cities of Gold. He says that just because something is for kids, it doesn't mean it can't still be excellent.
We have too many reviews to fill this week. Well actually we could, but then there'd be no more for next week! So we'll save the rest until next Monday. See you then!
- Tim Jones
|November 25 2013, 9:47 AM|
|Two different sides of the same death.
For today, we've got reviews for shows that aren't specifically connected, other than that one of them is centered around people who are arguably alive that can die and the other around people who are alive that can arguably die. Odd choice of topic, isn't it?
Nick's choice for the first one is Armitage III, the original OAV set in a world where robot technology can do some amazing things.
And then there's the latter part, which I go into in my review of Sunday Without God, another worthwhile show where the dead just don't stay down. (Unless the gravediggers have something to say about it.)
As for next week, Tim and I might make a return with another collab, based on one of our many, many wild rides through the valley of commenting and heckling. Stay tuned.
|November 13 2013, 7:05 PM|
|Stig's Airsoft Blues
Sorry about the delay. We've all been a bit overwhelmed recently (notice I haven't put out anything in a while).
Stig saves the day with his review of Stella Women's Academy, a GAINAX show from the 2013 summer season, though he clearly wishes he had picked something better to watch. Indeed, we started this one as an attempted synchro but bailed out after one episode; Stig, however, had the guts to go through and dredge through the rest of it to write a review. Though the fun, silly parts picked up a bit, enough for it not to flunk, it falls apart again the second it attempts to introduce a psychological aspect and makes the character lose her mind. Really, the viewer is the only one who loses their mind watching this, and having later finished it myself I can't say I disagree too much with Stig.
We should be back next week, or at least two weeks from now. Take care.
|November 4 2013, 11:35 AM|
|Three for three. What are the odds?
What Allen expected from his own viewing of Haganai, he came to a somewhat different conclusion about one of the main characters. The extra episode he viewed might've helped with that decision, though.
Mippa, however, expected goodness when she tackled one of her favorite otome games, but sadly, the Hiiro no Kakera anime didn't live up to those expectations. Like, at all.
As for me, I was actually looking forward to another round of Rozen Maiden with the Gratitiously Germanic titled Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen, but much like Mippa, I came out disappointed. Because for a show named "Rozen Maiden", it was severely lacking in Rozen Maidens.
Well, that was demotivational. While none among the three reviewers of today's update found our respective shows terrible, there were at least two expectations here that weren't met. Here's hoping we got something better for next time.
|October 29 2013, 12:45 PM|
|"I am ac...ting into overdrive.
I'm also late, but who's paying attention to that, eh? Eheh...
Anyway, Mippa makes a welcome return with another review, and she got a great one for you; Glass Mask, a 2005 remake of another classic shoujo drama series, and she's got nothing but standing ovations all around.
I'm... considerably less enthused with my own pick of the week, namely Mushibugyo, a shounen horror series that loses the horror part as it goes, along with any semblance of sense. And it looked so promising during the first couple of episodes too.
Oh well, one out of two shouldn't be too bad, I guess. See you guys again next week.
|October 21 2013, 5:24 PM|
|A ninja needs her back supported too.
And how? That's what we're about to find out with Senran Kagura, a show that has a much looser grasp on what it means to be a ninja than Katsuragi has on all the boobies. Yes, it's that kind of show, which might not need to be a bad thing, depending on what you're looking for.
They seem to have assassinated the other reviews too. Oh well, I'm sure we'll find something for next week as well. See you all then. (Unless you're a ninja too, in which case I guess I won't.)