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December 23 2007, 7:46 PM

From THEM to you....
Rounding off the last of the preparations for the holiday, I have the pleasure to present another update.

Bradley begins the update with Ajimu ~Beach story~, which, admittedly, isn't the best start of things. As far as romantic anime go, it's pretty lame for the most part. If you like Hawaii, though, it might tickle your fancy some, so I guess that's something.

His next take is for the Bleach movie 'Memories of Nobody', which gets a slightly better reception by being marked as "probably quite enjoyable for Bleach fans". No more and no less, I guess.

Next up is one of mine, and a fairly decent piece as far as sheer, dumb action go. Murder Princess doesn't offer a lot, but what it has, it presents, tongue firmly in cheek. With a name like that, it better do, I suppose.

Showcasing Peacemaker -- or Peacemaker Kurogane, if you will -- Isaac makes a return at long last with a new review. Sadly, this one failed to impress too, coming off as more of a derivative Rurouni Kenshin clone.

So Bradley takes on yet another anime, a rewrite from back when many of our reviews were swallowed by the time lapse that ate everything from all the way back to July. Yes, he's talking about Afro Samurai, a bit of an oddball as far as Samurai flicks go. But it's starring Samuel Jackson, so how can it go wrong?

Sadly, before things can go a whole lot better, it can and will go a hell of a lot worse. Tim suffers through the outlandishly creepy Komodo no Jikan, a show so horrible that it got taken off the late night scedule of two TV stations in Japan, and heavily censored for the two others. Needless to say, this isn't anything you want to show anyone else, much less your children.

So, with that show far, far out of the way -- preferably "at the bottom of the Mariana Trench" away -- I can bring something far more edible to the table to round off this update. The anime in question is a fairly low-key title known as Sketchbook ~full color's~, a gentle, reflective show. Just the way I like them.

And that rounds off this update. We at THEM wish you all a great holiday, and we'll see you all when the new year rolls around.

-Stig Høgset

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