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November 26 2018, 10:11 AM

Aren't those called "Valkyries"?

I'm not sure if you can find any actual angels in this show, but Allen assures you that there is plenty enough of death go around in... well, Angels of Death. Nasty, gut-churning deaths, apparently. Fun for the whole family... of psychopaths. Yay.

Next week, Nico will be sticking to her Principals. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

November 19 2018, 9:21 AM

Honky Tonk Ramen?

Yeah, you tell me how to say Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens ten times fast without accidentally chewing your own tongue off. Given that Allen had a lot of things to say about it, most of it good, let's assume he didn't try that. Though, beware... this show is not very child friendly, and not for any tongue-chewing reasons. I think. Yeah, it's about mostly assassins on the job, so I wouldn't put it entirely past them to take a "loosen up your tongue" job very literally.

And if you think that's the end of it, join us next week, where we'll get... MORE MURDER!

-Stig Høgset.

November 12 2018, 4:26 AM

Madness by Day, Twilight by Night.

Or something. Allen sure chose some at-odds (or just plain odd) contributions for us this week.

First, he takes a look at the second season of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., which seems to continue its madcap behavior from the first season. Which is good, as long as you can hold on for dear life.

And then he brings us another Japanese/Chinese co-production in Phantom in the Twilight. Fully aware of some of the baggage that comes with one of the words used in the title, particularly in a movie or series where vampires dwell, he still finds it kind of alright. I guess I just don't know how to pick 'em when it comes to animation, although yes, I have been watching it too, and Allen's assessment of this show is pretty on point as far as I'm concerned.

Wasn't that fun? Next week might be even more fun, though, as the road is paved with MURDER! And maybe shenanigans, but mostly MURDER! See you then.

-Stig Høgset.

November 5 2018, 8:34 AM

Making a Mountain out of a Gene Pool.

I had to pick something special for this update, and Encouragement of Climb season 3 certainly provided. Because you gotta pick something special for your review number 400, and what better show to pick than one of the show that surprised me the most for sheer unadulterated enjoyability and a great example of the kind of show I like to watch. Season 3 is, sadly, a little bit shorter, but it's still got it where it counts.

Allen's contribution this week is all about the science, though. The science of family ties, that is, with Frankenstein Family. As said family is at this point made up of mostly a kid and his parents' four creations, I think it's safe to say that the definition is very broad and including. Not that the show is perfect, but it's got enough where it counts to find itself with a passing grade.

Next week, Allen has a second helping of crazy for you all, and maybe he'll also have a little bit of past-the-sunset fun for you all too, and also clear evidence that I had to have picked the worst two myself. But oh well, what can you do? Well, aside from checking back next week. Bye bye now.

-Stig Høgset.

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