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October 31 2016, 12:48 PM

Sunshine on Light.

Allen wouldn't want the protagonist of his pick of the week to walk 500 miles, what with the kind of burden he has to carry. He has subjected himself to The Morose Mononokean, which was a show he rather liked, so... maybe he would pass ever penny on to it? Possibly? Or at least a little bit of it?

Carlos, however, brogues no argument about his unadulterated love for Love Live! Sunshine!!, which, despite its flaws, he recommends to everyone who ever loved everything about the original. And maybe one day, we'll get the crossover I've always wanted: Love Live! Sunshine on Leith!!

I mean... hey, the K-On girls got to go to London and partake in Abbey Road parodies. Why can't I have my dreams?

But I digress. See you all next week.

-Stig Høgset.

October 24 2016, 10:07 AM

Allen on the Sky with Diamonds.

Well... maybe "diamonds" would be pushing the term a bit, but Allen had a pretty good time with Alderamin on the Sky despite the male lead's attempts at sabotaging that, at least at first. (And no submarine of an easily discernable color either.)

That's our lot, but we'll be back next week with more reviews. Allen has worked quite hard lately, and maybe some of the rest of us will have something too.

-Stig Høgset.

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.

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