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A Pair of Gems

There’s good anime, and then there’s great anime. Today we are lucky enough to add two of the latter to our library of reviews. Zzeroparticle examines The Wind Rises, likely the final film from legendary director Miyazaki Hayao and a deserving send-off. Shinmaru, in turn, shares his thoughts on Eccentric Family, a series with both humour […]

Arpeggios and Duets

We’re back with two more reviews! Shadowmage takes a look at Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova, a series that tried new things with its animation but ultimately fell flat. Meanwhile, I had a look at Miyazaki Goro’s latest directing effort, From Up On Poppy Hill and liked what I saw. It’s a solid entry […]

You Know What This Needs? A Movie Tie-in!

It seems there is a rule somewhere that says all popular media must have a movie tie-in. Today we bring you two such films, spawned from a successful TV show and a nostalgic game. First, Shinmaru gives his impression of Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge, which fares better than most movie tie-ins in that it […]

We’ve Got The Goods

Here’s a pair of new reviews to start July off right! Shinmaru shares his thoughts on four rather selfish but often hilarious detectives-in-training with his review of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes. Meanwhile, Reckoner suggests that while Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo may require a little bit of patience, it is ultimately worth the effort and […]


Today Reckoner takes a look at the latest incarnation of the Monogatari franchise, Nekomonogatari Kuro, and likes what he sees. These four episodes dive into the story of Hanekawa Tsubasa and take on a slightly darker, more serious tone than before. On the other side of the spectrum is Takahata Isao’s My Neighbors the Yamadas, […]

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