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March 28 2016, 3:53 PM

Brack's Gentle Touch.

Well... maybe "gentle" isn't the best way to describe the show we have a review for you today. Allen takes a long look at Black Bullet, and finds it anything but. Comparisons to Elfen Lied, at least violence-wise, should tell you something about what you're in for. Though it's worth it. Probably.

Next week, we'll have... something. Possibly a portal, possibly a mask. Maybe even a character study in murder. We'll see.

See you then.

-Stig Høgset.

March 21 2016, 9:54 PM

No take-backsies either.

Allen takes on a... it pains me to say this of a 2005 show, but.... a bit of a "classic" in Get Backers, and if I read his review right, I get the impression that he'd be glad to hire the crew in the show to "get back" the time he spent on it, and he urges you all to find something better than this.

Next week will be a bit darker, but also somewhat better, weird as that feels to say. Anyway, see you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

March 14 2016, 1:30 PM

Boo or Boo Not -- There is no Triage.

At least Allen would've liked that to be true, because he takes a look at what should have been a guilty but sexy pleasure, but promptly finds out that Triage X is anything but. Or anything but butt. And boobs. And a pretty messed up view on what is decent and just in this world, other than the verbal caning it so well deserves.

And that's all we have for you this week. Hopefully, we can look towards something better for next week.

-Stig Høgset.

March 7 2016, 4:51 PM

No Do-Overs!

I did manage to come back with something good for this week, although it's less good than I might've hoped given the circumstances: I have a review of the 3rd "Rebuild of Evangelion" film. I liked it, but it has some pacing issues and drops the ball on some important characters' arcs, which is a let-down. Still, I'm holding out hope for the franchise; do-overs or no do-overs, I'm an Eva fangirl and I'm along for the ride.

And that's it for this week; again, I have no real idea what next week brings, but I'll again keep my fingers crossed for something good. Later!


March 1 2016, 8:03 PM

An Experiment That Paid Off

Joy! We're late as hell, so apologies for that (my bad this time), but we've got some great stuff for you today! And this is the first time in a while that we've had experimental anime to review, which is making me happy in all sorts of ways, right now.

Allen tackled the first anime anthology-type series (a la Memories or Robot Carnival) that we've had to review in a while: it's got works by Masaaki Yuasa, Shinichiro Watanabe, and a lot of other great directors, and while Allen isn't enamored with each and every short, he still thinks that Genius Party is well worth the watch (and it's on Netflix, for those of you in the States!)

Speaking of Masaaki Yuasa....dear lord, this review was overdue. I took over the helm of covering his output from Aiden and let's hope that I'm doing an okay of following up: I tackled his astoundingly good adaptation of Taiyou Matsumoto's manga, Ping Pong. I don't like sports and I don't like table tennis, but that didn't matter: it's a riveting show even for those of us who aren't sports fans.

We'll be back next week with...something. Keep your fingers crossed for us that it's good!


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