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May 26 2015, 12:48 PM

First Date is Murder.

Allen almost literally throws himself over Beyond the Boundary, one of Kyoto Animation's attempts at getting a piece of that "monster hunting" pie. I don't know for sure, but it seems like his impression can be summed up with "less murderous weirdos, please".

Meanwhile, I have to deal with the fact that the hero of my story is a stone-cold murderer of no small fame. Yes, I've been watching Golgo 13, the relatively new TV series and undiscriminate love letter to a manly icon among manly icons. The man who gave "inscrutable" a whole new level to live up to and an expression that has been parodied all over the place, from Excel Saga to Barakamon and many, many more.

And... uh, sorry for being late again. Weirdly enough, I had the day off yesterday, so it was not a matter of not having time. Rather, I'm guessing my mind was on Sunday mode, hence why it completely passed me by. Next week, we shall return again. Hopefully on Monday.

-Stig Høgset.

May 18 2015, 10:49 AM

Listen, Girls, You're the Devil in me.

In a startling showing of how fast time goes, Carlos takes a look at an OAV for a show that came out in 2012 and whose two episodes came out in 2013 and 2015. The OAV in question is Listen to me, Girls, I'm Your Father... the OAV, and much like the show, it almost baits us with the promise of iffy fanservice and then pounce us with emotional drama when we didn't really expect it. The two episodes of the OAV is apparently half of this, half of that, and... actually pretty decent.

I'm not sure what I expected from The Testament of Sister New Devil, which in a total mirror opposite of Listen to me, Girls... seems to want to settle for trying to come across as heartfelt and dramatic, and then unleashing a barrage of really awkward fanservice and sexual tension. Trinity Seven was better than this.

Well... I guess that's it, then. See you again next week, where things are liable to get even more weird.

-Stig Høgset.

May 11 2015, 5:32 PM

Love Horizon.

Once again, Carlos is all up in one of his own personal guilty pleasures in YuruYuri Nachuyachumi, a little inbetweener... well, insofar that it lasts for an hour, which is no bad thing. Guilty pleasure or not -- hell, overall quality or not -- the show's, and by that extent, this OAV's main draw is knowing its audience, so if you loved the show before, this OAV isn't here to change your mind.

I, too, press on with a show of my choice: Log Horizon Season 2, which is... seriously going to need another season to not feel like a bit of a copout. It's still good, but... I dunno, a bit lacking in focus? It's a disappointing four star, if that makes any sense.

Well, we'll hope to see you here again next week, where I'll make a concentrated effort not to do the site update after midnight, my time, which by this site's accord is... 5:30pm?! Oh, why must you be so cruel, round-ish planet and your crazy ways of dealing with time?

-Stig Høgset.

May 4 2015, 5:11 PM

Four stars on two reviews ago....

Allen suddenly came to a realisation: we do not have a review for Eureka Seven. Can you imagine that? So he lets loose his rebel yell and declares this show worthy.

As for myself, I had to face my own prejudices about Outbreak Company... in the sense that; yes, a show about half-elf maids and some guy heading off to a fantasy world to teach them about otaku culture can actually be a very funny and head-scratchingly heartfelt show.... with some flaws, granted, but not quite in the way I expected.

And it looks like we'll be having some fun next week too. Hope to see you there.

-Stig Høgset.

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