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Archive for 2007/12


A bit of comedy and a bit of drama

Today, we have the two of the common staples of anime, comedy and drama, packed into three anime. Chobits is a CLAMP hybrid of the the two genres while Umisho goes for straightforward laughs. Then comes one of the best melodramas I have ever seen, ef ~a tale of memories~. Enjoy the previous two as […]

The simple things in life are often the best

Didn’t that used to be the advertising slogan for Special K?  Nonetheless, the saying goes for anime as well, if today’s reviews are anything to go by.  On one hand, we have the simple, yet charming slice of life series, Sketchbook ~full color’S~, and on the other hand, we have the overly convoluted melodrama Myself; […]

Watch the Ideon movies!

So says our latest reviewer, Kavik Ryx, who’s been busy writing these two reviews: The Ideon: A Contact and The Ideon: Be Invoked.  On top of that, we have a special bonus, the recently completed, wicked sick Moyashimon.  Yes, that pun was shameful…

Back before we were born…

It’s rare to see people review anime that was made before they were born. Whether it is the throw away animation, archaic styles or cheesy cultural barriers, very few oldies of anime manage to click with newer audiences. Today, Kavik Ryx gives us a review that predates practically everyone here except Typical Idiot Fan who […]

Yes, I know I need to stop writing reviews that are so long

But before then, here’s me at my most verbose: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS.  The way I see it, such an inane anime needs a barrel full of words thrown against it.  Shadowmage’s Gilgamesh review is a little more succinct.

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