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February 22 2016, 11:21 AM

Ain't Got no Bones to Pick With This Club.

Well... Allen might have some bones to pick with his choice of the week, GJ Club, because he didn't much care for it, and for no particular reason, which is the worst of reasons as far as he's concerned.

Nicoletta, however, has a much better time with Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation, which she finds weird... in a relatively appealing way.

And that's about it for this week. See you again next Monday.

-Stig Høgset.

February 15 2016, 10:33 AM

No Repeat, No Surrender.

Well, one does not really surrender when it comes to sports festival, or so is the thought that permeates the mind of the main character whose show Allen watched. That show is Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars. The fact that this show is by Madhouse is a high enough pedigree on its own, but Allen just ended up enjoying the show for what it was regardless.

Meanwhile, I had to contend with waiting many, many years for the first season to appear on Bluray after having been available on streaming all that time, but hey, once the second season of Non Non Biyori appeared, somewhat appropriately subnamed "Repeat", suddenly all of it is available even here in Norway. I was gonna buy it anyway, but sheesh. At least I could write up this here review now that I've seen this second season, because yes, I absolutely adored it to bits.

Good feels all around this time. See you again next week.

-Stig Høgset.

February 8 2016, 6:09 PM

Charging Comet Girls Bring the End of the World As We Know It?

And this is what the apocalypse looks like. Ecchi, and mediocre mecha.

Pass the popcorn.

For my part, it feels kind of a shame to be this hard on Comet Lucifer, because it actually has a fair bit going for it: a cool setting, neat art, and a main character who just screams "cute". But man is the story a real mess...

Still, I fared better than Allen, who took one for the team with his review of Charger Girl Ju-Den Chan. He compares this show to Eiken, and that's generally a sign that not all is right with the, very much no.

Next week, all will be right with the world, however, as Allen finds something much more to his tastes, and Stig finds a sequel to a slice-of-life show to very much be to his liking. "Fights or no fights, join us on the next exciting episode of THEM Anime Reviews next Monday!"


February 1 2016, 1:02 PM

Is the Order a Rabbit with Manservice on the Side or Manservice with Rabbit on the side?

Who knows? But with our two reviews for today, we make sure both sides of the gender border is serviced full and well.

Allen's pick of the week, Ristorante Paradisio is clearly made with women in mind, but despite not being one, he finds it quite well made. Apparently, it's got pretty nice scenery porn too, which is one thing it has in common with our other show of the week.

Tim was originally slated for the review, but since we both collaborated on the review for the first season, he was kind enough to invite me along for the -- sorry, that didn't work out quite like planned -- when Is the Order a Rabbit?? is on the menu. Unlike Ristorante, this show is clearly made with guys in mind, but I'm pretty sure it can be watched by anyone too. It's just as cute and scenery-porn-ishly beautiful as Allen's pick, and they even managed to iron out the niggles we had about the first season of this show too. This one comes highly recommended.

It's nice to be able to recommend stuff. Next week won't be quite as much fun, though, but I hope you'll join us anyway.

-Stig Høgset.

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