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October 30 2017, 3:13 PM


Why not?

This week, Julian takes on more of the Monogatari franchise, and has lots and lots to say (most of it good) about Second Season. Stig, meanwhile, had a good amount of fun with A Centaur's Life, and I happen to agree with him quite a bit on that one.

Pretty good week, I'd say! Next week, Julian comes back with more Monogatari, while Allen takes on an...unfortunately rather run-of-the-mill romcom. Stay tuned!

-Nicoletta Christina Browne

October 23 2017, 9:23 AM

Gaming The System.

We are back once again to open the floodgates. As we have added another member of our reviewing staff, the energy levels of the remaining ones seems to have risen a bit too. (Except Allen, who seems to be stuck permanently on 11.)

But our two latest reviews are from different reviewers. First up is Julian, who laments his fandom of the Monogatari franchise through his viewing of Nekomonogatari (Black) with a heavy sigh and an exclamation of "trolled again".

Nicoletta, however, had a great time with New Game!!, sequel to New Game! (obviously) and better(er) on all accounts.

And that's it for this week. Next week, we might put the horse before the cat. Or maybe it was the other way around. Either way, we'll see you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

October 16 2017, 6:28 PM

Tsurudere X Tsurudere = 5

So, we got two five star reviews. In the same day. That's kind of a big deal. Even if Nicoletta can't do her math.....

Allen took on a new short series and, much to his surprise, found Tsuredure Children (and I'm still not totally sure what that word actually means) to be funny, sweet, and pretty mature, actually. Good achievement for such a short little series! (for the record, I might personally give I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying! a perfect score, but then again, that's from the same mangaka that gave us Miss Kobayashi).

And Julian took on the 2011 remake of Hunter X Hunter, which was a bit controversial with some of the diehard fans of the original....but he basically has nothing but good things to say about it, and it's actually enough to make me kind of interested. Which, given that dude-centric shounen fighting series aren't really my thing, definitely means something. So kudos to Julian on that front.

We'll be back next week with Julian taking on part of a convoluted, labyrinthine franchise and me having a lot of fun fangirling over another new show. Look forward to it!

-Nicoletta Christina Browne

October 9 2017, 3:09 PM

Ayn Rand Feels Your Pain.

So yeah, Allen undertakes the dubious proposition of reviewing Classroom of the Elite, which is a show for cynics and would-be masterminds, I suppose. He finds the show entertaining enough, though he's also a bit irked that there's apparently no such thing as karma in the world of the Elite.

But beyond that, we also have the pleasure of introducing you all to our very newest reviewer. His name is Julian Malerman, and as a fan of the more artsier spectrum of anime, his first offering for us all is the rather grim and dark Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki. He places its rating squarely in the middle and then asks you to decide whether you want to tilt that rating upwards or downwards on account of how much you like seeing people suffer.

And that's it. A bit late, but... yes. We'll see you all again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

October 2 2017, 11:21 AM

Yuri is a Dish Best Served Smoldering Hot in Another World.

...I was going somewhere with this, I think?

Anyway, Allen brings the yuri to the table with Netsuzou Trap -NTR-, which he... didn't think much of, to be honest. Mostly because the show took a certain cue from various examples of the creepier corners of yaoi, namely the pushy, aggressive ones. So yes, caveats.

Meanwhile, I have been watching Restaurant to Another World, a show that's honestly (and ironically) a bit full of itself. It's still good -- or decent enough -- mind you, but it's just a bit too sure of itself that we'd be willing to just sit and watch people gab on about things that has to be experienced directly, like a manga that tries to make you understand the wonders of music. It can work, but you better go about it in a smart way, and... well, this show can't quite seem to reach that lofty goal.

And that's it for this week. Next week we might actually have some new blood for you all. Stay tuned.

-Stig Høgset.

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