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May 27 2013, 10:53 AM

The wolf, the lamb and the large ham.

Hello, everyone, and welcome back to yet another update by yours truly.

Allen takes the lead with Okami Kakushi: Masque of the Wolf, a show he finds flawed, but at least somewhat interesting.

Nick follows up with The Gokusen, another show that seems to be keen on following the "thugs in school" route of comedy set by older and, sadly, better shows.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to make heads and tails (and balls) out of Ixion Saga DT, a crazy comedy show set in a fantasy world, and the show I was referring to during my last update when I mentioned that this was what Aoi Sekai was trying to present as something to be taken seriously. Yeah, let that sink in while you read this review.

And that's it for now. But we do have more new reviews for you next Monday, so we'll see you guys again then.

-Stig Høgset.

May 20 2013, 12:35 PM

"Tale of the Manic Minors."

Looks like we're all getting to the end of our backlogs, so only two reviews today.

Allen starts us off with a second opinion of Sweet Blue Flowers (which was up to today known as "Aoi Hana" on our site), and finds some more things he felt was worth mentioning as an addition to Brad's original review. He still approves, though.

Meanwhile, I get saddled with Aoi Sekai no Chushin de, which... well, it's got quite a few things in common with another show whose review will show up next week, except unlike said show, Aoi Sekai wants to be taken seriously. VERY seriously. And that, hilariously enough, is why it fails so amazingly hard. (Well, it's at least part of the reason.)

And speaking of next week, we'll see you all then. Have a nice week.

-Stig Høgset.

May 15 2013, 4:04 PM

Gah! I'm so late! And I don't even have the piece of toast to show for it.

Soooo... yeah, this update was supposed to have been put up on Monday. Sorry about that, everyone. Some things have... weighed on my mind the last couple of weeks.

Anyway, first off is Dallas with Star Driver, an eloquently hot mess of wordy titles. But hey, it's good, so get at it.

Allen isn't quite as optimistic about The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, though, which seems to suffer from "yet another harem in the making" issues.

Not that I'm refraining from threading on familiar ground with Place to Place (which some of you may know as Acchi Kocchi.) It's got a pint-sized tsundere ramming faces into brick walls, and it's actually pretty damn good. Yeah, I didn't see this coming either.

And that's it for this lot. I'll try to be on time next Monday.

-Stig Høgset.

May 6 2013, 9:13 PM

The 80's didn't necessarily work out for all of us.

In Carlos' entry, Urban Square: In Pursuit of Amber, things seems to have gone over well, though, as it takes all the best of 80's action schlock; the gunfire, the adventure and the guy who gets swept along with it all.

Tim, however, is considerably less pleased with Mangirl!. Putting cute girls in charge of everything should by all accounts work out, but Mangirl seems to depend too much on one's interest in the creation process of manga, and he questions whether even that is enough.

So it's back to dumb fun with our last entry of the week, my review of Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they? (Christ, that's a mouthful, isn't it?) And is it fun? It sure is, with a side order of big, big britches.

And with that, I bid you all a fond farewell once again. See you next Monday for some more shows to talk about.

-Stig Høgset.

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