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December 30 2013, 12:29 AM

It's Never Too Early To Celebrate

We don't have any new reviews this week, we're afraid to say. Holiday work and all that. Instead, we want to wish all of you an early Happy New Year! We will see you all again in 2014! Enjoy the rest of your year, everyone!

- Tim Jones

December 23 2013, 2:20 PM

T'was the day before Christmas, and all through the Japanese temple...

Well, OK, so this show doesn't exactly take place at Christmas, but I thought it would make a nice choice for the day of the year when goodwill towards other human beings is the most in focus. At least as far as holiday celebrations goes.

What I have for you is the review for Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods, a nice companion piece to another anime series I've watched in its (current) entirety; Natsume's Book of Friends. And you should definitely go watch it.

That's all we have for now. Maybe we'll see you again before the turn of the year, though. Have a great Christmas/holiday/whatever you want to call it, everyone.

-Stig Høgset, as well as all the other members and associates of THEM anime.

December 17 2013, 6:17 AM

"Oh brother, where arth thou' camera?"

Guh! Well, that title set an unfortunate precedent to the titles in question, huh?

When it comes to the first show, though; Allen wouldn't put it past it. He gives Oreimo 2 a suspicious glance, wishing it would've gone back to the humoristic days of yore.

As for myself, I got more or less what I expected out of Tamayura -More Aggressive. It's a wonderful show, and I guess I shouldn't hold against it that it isn't living up to Aria.

And that's about it. We're a little late again, so sorry about that. We'll try to get something done for next week too. Maybe we'll even get it uploaded in time.

- Stig Høgset.

December 11 2013, 4:12 PM

Late For Dinner, Never Too Late for a Reboot

So yes, I apologize for the lateness of this update.

We've got one good cut today: Dallas brings us a review of Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, the highly-acclaimed newest addition to the Lupin III canon. A few minor quibbles aside, he enjoyed it greatly in spite of not being especially fond of the original series, and the positive reaction I've seen from many long-time aficionados indicates that this prequel series is not one to miss.

I didn't luck out nearly as much, getting the blandly-composed No. 6, a dystopian science fiction series that could have been much better thought out.

We'll be back next week with more, hopefully more on time. Stay tuned!

-Nick Browne

December 2 2013, 11:05 PM

Two Bronzes and a Silver

Today we have two average shows and one above average.

First up on the list of the average shows is the surprising Love Lab. Surprising, in this case, meaning that both Stig and I were surprised that despite the promotional art and dumb opening theme, there's some genuine comedy to be found here.

Next up Stig goes solo with High School DxD, a harem show that he finds fun, but its second half snatches away a potential fourth star.

But Allen Moody comes up the winner this week with the 1982 classic The Mysterious Cities of Gold. He says that just because something is for kids, it doesn't mean it can't still be excellent.

We have too many reviews to fill this week. Well actually we could, but then there'd be no more for next week! So we'll save the rest until next Monday. See you then!

- Tim Jones

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