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January 29 2018, 9:03 AM

Blending at the Seams...

So yeah, we're guessing Allen thinks anime needs its teatime too, so he reviews Blend-S, a show that seems to be trying for the Wagnaria awards among the "comedy at the workplace" shows. This show? Eh, it's OK. You can probably do better, but you will just as well do worse.

We hope that made you feel all warm inside. Next week... well, we'll see.

-Stig Høgset.

January 22 2018, 9:57 AM

Atic Atac on Toetan.

This week, Allen seems dead set on breaking down the wall once again. He gives Attack on Titan a second opinion, with some.... shall we say alternate viewpoints on certain characters. It's still good, though, so... that's good.

Well, that's enough of that, and also enough of trying to imagine some anime company trying to unleash "Toe-tan" on the world. Wouldn't be the first oddity Japan has tried fetishizing through an anime. Brrr.

See you again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

January 15 2018, 9:39 AM

My peoples...

This week, I check in on Recovery of an MMO Junkie, which is a show about a woman who starts playing an MMO to relax and connect with people through the lovely veil of online anonymity. And a swapped-gender player character. And the main lead is 30 years old, meaning I finally get to see a show about people who are NOT young enough to be my kids. (I'd have to be a main in Astarotte's Toy for that sort of thing, and.... ew, no! Anyway, despite my somewhat icky digression, Recovery of an MMO Junkie is very good stuff. Go watch.

Next week, we'll have some more stuff for you... that is, if we don't get too lost in the dungeons of whatever MMO we might need some intervention from. See you then.

-Stig Høgset.

January 8 2018, 6:20 AM

How Far We Have Fallen...

Well, mostly Allen, because he had the misfortune of reviewing King's Game: the Animation, which was a somewhat nihilistic experience he'd rather do without in hindsight. And hindsight is in short supply in this show.

Me and Tim were far, far luckier with our choice for the week. We reviewed Gabriel DropOut, which was only a somewhat mean show, and towards only one of the characters at that. Still, it was fun and it had its charm, so there you go.

And that's that. See you again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

January 1 2018, 8:26 AM

Getting on in the years.

Allen kicks off the new year with an important milestone for everyone on this planet. Naisho no Tsubomi is all about that puberty in a way you don't often see in anime, although mostly from a female perspective. (Though male puberty tend to be vastly less severe in things one has to deal with after the fact.) It was more of a side note in Only Yesterday, while Please Tell me! Galko-chan mostly took care of the aftereffects, so this show neatly lines up in the small collection of shows that might be a good watch on the subject.

And so we start off our new year. 2017 was actually pretty good animewise, so let's hope 2018 manages to keep up that momentum. See you all again next Monday.

-Stig Høgset.

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