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October 26 2015, 9:47 AM

Weak in the threes and strong in the knees.

So yeah, like Nick mentioned last week, we've got some... picks for you this week. Good picks? Well, that depends on the strength of your... uh, tolerance for... stuff.

For instance, Nick's choice of the week, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse asks you to put up with some pretty nasty violence and people being torn apart and eaten. It's still a good show... well, decent show, mind, but... yeah. Just read Nick's review.

And if you think that is bad, just wait until you hear what the characters in the show I'm reviewing are doing, They're.... having sex! I know; scandalous, huh? But that's just how My Wife is the Student Council President rolls. This show is also a barely-three stars, mostly because it's got one good thing going for it: the sex. I'm serious. Read and know why.

That was... weird, I guess. Well, next week will probably not be quite as weird, but it'll feature a tag team review by Nick and I, where we take on a show that's loooong overdue for a review. Because we're never late to the show, right? Right? Don't answer that, but DO come back next week to find out what we've got in store for you. It'll be worth it, we promise.

-Stig Høgset.

October 20 2015, 3:48 PM

My Monstrous Love Story

Apologies for the lateness. In the meantime, my promise to bring you all some reviews of shows about love of various types remains intact. Call it a late St. Valentine's day present?

First, I take on one of the better romance series of late, My Love Story!!, which maybe isn't always as nuanced as I'd hope but damn is it cute.

The protagonist of Stig's pick is just about smothered in love, both wanted and unwanted, meanwhile. He takes on the anime adaptation of the infamous Monster Musume manga, whose title describes it pretty accurately: it's a harem whose "contenders" all happen to be mythical creatures. He's not going to say he didn't have fun with it, though....

The two of us have some very, very weird picks, next week: an ecchi comedy where the show's depiction of sex, surprisingly, is what spares it from the trash bin, and a sci-fi spinoff of an eroge that manages to not suck, against the odds. See you then.


October 13 2015, 12:19 AM

"That's One Baby Step for Man, One Giant Exercise in Trolling for Mankind"

Indeed, this week's selections (both of which are from the past year) probably don't really have much more to do with each other than they have to do with the American space program, but why not....

Allen takes on the second season of Baby Steps, after reviewing the original sometime back. And lo and behold: he finds it to be significantly better.

Stig just feels a bit frustrated by his pick, though. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers isn't a bad show, according to him, but it sure does likes to troll its audience, it seems...

And next week, I bring you love, of several different kinds. Be sure to tune in again

-Nick Browne

October 5 2015, 9:25 AM

Do Perverts Dream of Electrical Panties?

Not that there are any perverts in Allen's pick of the week; Himouto! Umaru-chan, a show that stars a girl who lives a double life: at school, she's the perfect student and... well, just about perfect anything, but at home, she's maybe the laziest otaku slob in existence. You might think that sounds familiar and a recipe for a bad idea in the making, but Allen says FIVE STARS! So... that's that.

Nick's the one who has to deal with the perverts in his piece for Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist, a title that's a mouthful in so many ways... uh, no innuendo intended... but despite sounding like such a bad idea, the presentation is ultimately... quite OK.

Well, next week, we'll be getting a lot more serious. ...I think. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

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