Anime-Gataris Episode 8: It’s a Swing and a Miss

Review: One thing that has become painfully obvious during the mid-season of Anime-Gataris is that this show is at its best when it is a straight parody of other anime or when the characters are passionately engaged in an anime discussion dropping references left and right. Devoid of either of those ideas, the story itself … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 8: It’s a Swing and a Miss

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Anime-Gataris Episode 7: They’re Going To Shut Down The Club, Again?

Review: While conceptually I understand that this show is parodying many other anime, and the overused club getting shut down conflict is worth poking fun at, this is getting ridiculous. It was kind of the reason I didn't watch Food Wars this season because the whole getting expelled or equally ridiculous consequence of cook offs … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 7: They’re Going To Shut Down The Club, Again?

Anime-Gataris Episode 6: I Lost Count, But This Was Fun

Review: I have no idea how many references they packed into that episode but they were coming thick and fast and they were fantastic. Shout out to the Ore Monogatari and Steins;Gate references that both got shoved in to the same scene and somehow made perfect sense. Yet if there were any surer sign that … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 6: I Lost Count, But This Was Fun

Anime-Gataris Episode 4: There Was Supposed to Be A Ka-Boom

Review: While I enjoyed this episode, it wasn't quite as interesting as the title suggested it might be with the promised club explosion occurring just as a very minor and peripheral point to the actual story this episode. Meanwhile, as much fun as the reference game has been, including this awesome visual nod to Evangelion: … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 4: There Was Supposed to Be A Ka-Boom

Fastest Finger First Series Review: Do You Like Watching Characters Answer Questions?

Overview: Koshiyama is about as typical an anime dweeb as they come. A book nerd starting high school with few friends or social skills. Then he get dragged into a practice quiz and discovers Quiz Bowl. Review: There's really not a lot of story here. Geeky and shy kid joins new quiz circle at his … Continue reading Fastest Finger First Series Review: Do You Like Watching Characters Answer Questions?

Anime-Gataris Episode 1: A Pleasant Surprise

Overview: Just as soon as she enters Sakaneko Private High School, Asagaya Minoa is dragged into the anime club by her classmate, Kamiigusa Alice, even though she knows next to nothing about anime. A classmate, Kouenji Miko, along with other anime-loving senpais, quickly turn her into an anime fan. Fighting off the incessant shut-down threats … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 1: A Pleasant Surprise

TWOCAR Episode 1: Just Not For Me

Review: I kind of knew starting this that I probably wasn't the audience for this show so while there is actually nothing wrong with this as a first episode it absolutely did not appeal to me. When we got to six minutes and the race commentator was still introducing each quirky team so that each … Continue reading TWOCAR Episode 1: Just Not For Me

Fastest Finger First Episode 7: New Rivals, New Brothers, New Buzzers?

Review Episode 7: This was interesting in that it felt like lots happened during the episode and you could list off a lot of stuff, but in terms of moving the plot forward we started with them preparing for the regular meet and we end with them still in preparation for the regular meet. Points … Continue reading Fastest Finger First Episode 7: New Rivals, New Brothers, New Buzzers?

Gamers Episodes 2 + 3: Not Game Over For Amano

Review Episode 2: This story might be a little heavy handed in delivering its message and asserting the independence of its characters but it is really great to watch unfold. In between the nostalgic blips and bloops of classic gaming music and characters genuinely enjoying their hobby, we see the fall out of Amano's rejection … Continue reading Gamers Episodes 2 + 3: Not Game Over For Amano

Gamers Episode 1: Loners Going to Lone

Overview: "Would you like to be with me... in the Gamers Club?" Amano Keita is a perfectly mediocre loner with no particular distinguishing features other than his love for games. One day, his school's prettiest girl and Gamer Club President Tendo Karen suddenly calls out to him. - From Crunchyroll. Review: There's this thing I … Continue reading Gamers Episode 1: Loners Going to Lone