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Get a Robo, Get Your Submissions In

The Getter Robo series features gore, gore, and more gore, whether the OVAs deal with Invaders, Oni, and psychopathic pilots.  In this update, Shinmaru finds the level of ultraviolence to be pretty satisfying overall even if Getter Robo: Armageddon had problems after the fallout from a few staff issues and New Getter Robo‘s mindscrew is […]

Anime Globetrotters

Today’s two reviews feature some globetrotters, but only one of those anime really makes anything of it! The one that does, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, is a show that does its titular character justice even if it’s marred by a few moments where the animation isn’t quite up to par. On the […]

Paris Syndrome

Japan’s idealized vision of Paris and French culture has been observed and sometimes results in an affliction known as Paris syndrome. This idealization manifests in the lovingly-rendered city of Paris in one of our latest reviews for the Ikoku Meiro no Croisée anime, which turns out to be a good iyashikei anime. C3 is anything […]

Happy New Year!

The impending new year means that one anime season has finished and another about to begin.  Our two latest reviews focus on shows that have ended recently: Nurarihyon no Mago – Sennen Makyou and Un-Go.  The former isn’t anything too special since it’s still laden with shounen tropes (though it is better than the first […]

Valiant Efforts All

Today’s two anime are both sterling examples of valiant efforts.  The more obvious one is in Shinmaru’s review of Little Norse Prince Valiant which features Takahata Isao’s competent directorial debut where he shows a glimmer of the talent that would make him a master director. The other is R-15, which requires a valiant effort should […]

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