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April 28 2014, 5:20 PM

Hammy Heroes

You could say that both of today's shows relate to superheroes in some way. Dallas tackles Heroman, a BONES series thought up in part by Stan Lee of Marvel comics, and seems to have had a good time with it. I've got another series of Spring 2014, meanwhile: Hamatora: The Animation, an anime being made simultaneously with a soon-to-be-released game, and whose suspicious similarity to X-Men I can't stop thinking about.

That's all for now, but we've got more for next week, including something that might make the yuri fans happy (if not many beyond that base of fandom).

-Nick Browne

April 21 2014, 4:24 PM

Something to sink your teeth into?

Well, not in Nick's choice of the week. He reviews the (thankfully) very short Onee-chan ga Kita, a show that's not about a whole lot other than that big brother fetish, and a rather creepy one at that.

The show I watched and reviewed; Strike the Blood is at least... better? It serves a relatively exciting story filled with action and such, but leans a bit too heavily on tropes designed to appeal to teenagers, so in this case, it becomes more of a situation of "I hope you like this or that, because this show's got a lot of all of it". So yeah, read on and find out.

And if neither of this week's shows strikes your fancy, we've got something else for you next week.

-Stig Høgset.

April 14 2014, 12:00 PM

"Do you want to play another game?"

Nick's sacrifice for today isn't specifically game-related. It's just as ridiculous as one. He plows through Nobunagun, wishing he had made it a synchro instead. Things become so much more entertaining when you're larking it up.

As opposed to LARPing it up, I guess. My show of the week is MMORPGer Log Horizon, a show that many of you (I'm sure) expected to be a dot Hack or Sword Art Online ripoff. I wouldn't know, since I've watched neither. What I DO know, however, is that this show is actually pretty good.

Next week... well, it'll arrive, and then you shall know the terror of big sister. Or something.

-Stig Høgset.

April 8 2014, 3:49 AM

Recently, we sat down and had some anime equivalent of junk food.

Well... sort of. See, the show Nick and Tim chose to tag team is perhaps the perfect equivalent of junk food: Recently, My Sister is Unusual, whose whole plot isn't as unusual as their creators might hope. It's also kind of terrible, so maybe it's an insult to junk food to label this show as such; at least junk food isn't necessarily harmful to you as long as you don't eat it all the time.

My pick of the week probably deserves more of a comparison with candy instead of junk food, namely Super Sonico: The Animation, because like candy, shows like Super Sonico works when you just want something that tastes sweet, even if it has no particular nutritional value. And you'd think that a show based on what is basically a mascot character created specifically to be a busty girl... with a pair of headphones seemingly permanently attached to her head, weirdly enough... would end up being terrible too, but it's not. Unless you're the kind who is easily bored, this show is actually kind of nice, and very restrained on top of that.

Anyway, sorry about the slight delay with this update. I'll try not to be late next week.

-Stig Høgset.

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