YES! Nichijou got licensed for North America...
…by Bandai. Please make me eat my words and release it in a reasonable amount of time at a reasonable price, blu-ray would be nice too THANKS.
Recapped!! Hanasaku Iroha 17
The movie was a scam but hey, at least we have a pool now Once again HanaIro refuses to go anywhere as the exciting prospect of making a movie at Kissuiso goes down in flames. It turns out to be a bad business deal and all we have to show for it is a little more insight on Enishi and a clean pool. Oh, and some Takako fan service, because we were all thinking it… right? On closer...
Recapped!! Steins;Gate 17
Okabe and Feyris bring the moe back to Akihabara with devastating consequences I want to take Steins;Gate seriously, I really do. It’s entirely possible on an emotional level and it looks like our heroes and heroines are going to have some difficult choices ahead of them. It’s how they’re arriving at those choices that is turning into a complicated, messy ball of nonsense. ...
Recapped!! Mawaru Penguindrum 3
Pretty boys continue to chase creepy stalker girl and her diary of destiny Not a lot of answers handed out this week, but the plot did thicken. Kanba and Shoma chase Ringo around for another episode as she carries out her plan to seduce Tabuki-sensei with… curry? After some general hijinks and close calls, everything comes together when Ringo just happens to bump into Himari and all...
Recapped!! Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni 3
Classic twin swap and a saccharin sweet flashback Baka Test Ni finally gets the train back on the tracks as the crew returns to school. Still almost no mention of summon battling, but this was a good episode nonetheless. The narrative was split down the middle with two unrelated plotlines, something unusual for Baka Test, but then again Baka Test is an unusual series. The first plot line...
Deathsmiles (iOS) Review →
Wrote up a review for Deathsmiles iPhone edition over at Destructoid, check it out.
Summer 2011 Anime Season Opening Salvo →
Check out my cblog over at Japanator with my thoughts on Baka Test Ni, Mawaru Penguindrum, Dantalian no Shoka, and yes, The Idolmaster.
Midseason Checkup: Hanasaku Iroha, Nichijou,...
As the Summer anime season is just starting, I’ve realized most of the shows I’ll be following are continuing on from Spring. So here’s a little midseason review/preview for the three Spring shows I’ll be watching through Summer: Hanasaku Iroha Hanasaku Iroha, like real life, just happens. Some days you get drama, some days you get the mundane. Some days you’re...
Not-So-Final Thoughts: The World God Only Knows II
As much as I enjoyed the first season of The World God Only Knows there were a few hang-ups I had going into season 2. I really liked the premise of finding real world application for dating sim tactics and skewering various anime archetypes in the process, but after a few story arcs the show seemed dangerously close to getting repetitive: Meet girl, figure out her character type, get girl,...